History Main / SlasherSmile

18th Sep '17 6:52:09 AM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* At the end of the third segment of the 1975

to:

* At the end of the third segment of the 19751975 made-for-TV movie ''Film/TrilogyOfTerror'' the eponymous "Amelia" crouches down low in an animalistic manner, hiding in the corner with a carving knife. She stabs at the floor with the weapon, grinning ferally and revealing the horrific teeth of the [[CreepyDoll Zuni doll]].
15th Sep '17 10:37:05 AM TPercival
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', Ruber sports these at times:
** When he is invading Juliana's home and when he blackmails her into helping him by threatening to kill her daughter, Kayley.
** He has a crazy one throughout his song when he transforming his human henchmen into ironmen with his potion.
** When he is melding Excalibur onto his hand with the said potion.
** He eventually has a creepy one, when he is cornering injured Arthur without mercy.
31st Aug '17 5:00:27 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': BOB, and [[spoiler: by proxy]] Leland Palmer.

to:

* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': BOB, and [[spoiler: by proxy]] Leland Palmer. His bared-teeth grin is the clearest sign that someone is [[DemonicPossession possessed by BOB]], as he usually only wears it right before he's about to horribly murder someone.
23rd Aug '17 2:18:27 AM buttbutt
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[ComicBook/{{Norman Osborn}} The Green Goblin]] is usually portrayed with having this in the comics and most adaptations.

to:

** [[ComicBook/{{Norman Osborn}} The Green Goblin]] is usually portrayed with having this in the comics and most adaptations. On his human face '''and''' his mask.


Added DiffLines:

* Comicbook/{{Thor}}'s enemy Malekith the Accursed looks like the offspring of Drizzt Do'Urden and Two-Face, with a smile like the Joker.
22nd Aug '17 8:10:07 PM YourMomma
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** PlayedForLaughs with Sophocles. He's a little...''too'' interested in the Rotom Dex; wanting to "examine" its "programming" while brandishing a screwdriver.
19th Aug '17 11:49:54 PM plcthecd
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[/folder]]

to:

[[/folder]][[/folder]]


[[folder:Literature]]
* Count Olaf in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* A few Death Eaters display this, as does Snape on occasion and Voldemort in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'': Done by the Other Mother, when she's not busy being a StepfordSmiler.
* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Dark Portal]],'' a rat called Smiler had a Slasher Smile on his face all the time...because he'd been rude to his superior as a child, and said superior had [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence cut off his lips]].
* Both Carcer and Mr. Teatime of Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books are described as smiling like this ''all the time''. The drawing of Mr. Teatime in ''The Art of Discworld'' perfectly illustrates this. Marc Warren does a good job with this in the TV adaptation, too.
** At one point in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the seriously pissed off "Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top."
** Then there's [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Angua]], who at one point must have been smiling because "her mouth was open, and [[OhCrap all of her teeth were showing]]".
* A rare heroic version: [[TheBigGuy Ivarian Borenson]], of ''Literature/TheRunelords'' fantasy novels, is known for his chilling laughter and grin as he fights, which makes him feared even amongst warriors who have far more endowments (strength, stamina, speed, and so on taken from other people) than him. Not so much out of a love for killing, but [[GenreSavvy because it works far better at frightening other people than a war cry,]] so he got himself into the habit of laughing instead.
* Lijah Cuu from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels has one of these. In ''Straight Silver'', it is explicitly noted that "the most evil servants of Chaos would have killed to have a smile that lethal."
** In the next book, Abnett gives Magister Enok Innokenti (one of the most evil servants of Chaos ) an even better one. His smile is so hideous that it causes physical pain and nausea in humans and ''his daemonic bodyguard, who has murdered millions can't bear to look at it.''
* In Abnett's ''other'' Warhammer 40000 series ''Literature/Eisenhorn'', the demonhost Cherubael sometimes sports one of these. When he/it does, ''someone'' is going to die, very painfully.
* The eponymous creature of Edward Gorey's ''[[http://www.geocities.com/dav485q/wugglies/wuggly1.html The Wuggly Ump]]''.
* Professor Moriarty, SherlockHolmes' arch-enemy from the short story "The Final Problem." Holmes describes that, though Moriarty "smiled and blinked," there was something about the Professor's sunken eyes that made Holmes, a man who was used to danger, very glad to have a revolver with him.
* In Jack Vance's ''Literature/DyingEarth'' series, the character Iucounu the "Laughing Magician" perpetually supports one of these providing a clue that his sense of humor is not exactly benevolent.
* Perhaps inspired by the Jack Vance example, Steven Brust's novel ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter'' has the court wizard as a minor character and he is similarly described as always smiling creepily and chuckling in a questionably sane manner.
* ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'': Cinder of the Chandrian, an EvilAlbino, has a smile that is described as "the expression a nightmare wore."
* The huge, catlike Kzinti of Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe instinctively show their teeth when they feel a certain way. That way is ''not'' happy.
* From ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'':
-->"How cheerfully he seems to grin!
--> How neatly spreads his claws
--> And welcomes little fishes in
--> with gently smiling jaws!"
* Mr. Grin from the ''Literature/AlexRider'' book ''Stormbreaker''.
* Jaime Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' recalls in his youth facing a particularly brutal and psychotic fighter known as 'The Smiling Knight'. 3 guesses why he is named that. Luckily even a slasher smile is no match for Ser Arthur 'The Sword in the Morning' Dayne and his [[ThunderboltIron greatsword Dawn]].
* The Hellebore family from the Creator/TadWilliams' book ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' liked these. Anton Hellebore was described as having a smile like someone who'd learned it from a book, Lord Hellebore one with absolutely no good feelings in it, and the Terrible Child had one like someone pulling up the corners of a corpse's mouth.
* Creepy caretaker Heimertz from the ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' series has a constant slasher smile. During the Tv adaptation it is shown that he has had this smile since he was a child.
* OlderThanPrint: Skarphéðinn Njálsson has one in ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Brennu-Njáls Saga]]''. "And he grinned." is a common phrase in the story that implies that something really bad is about to go down.
* Randall Flagg/The Dark Man, is described as having a grin of such good cheer and jolliness which comes across however as so unsettling the human mind seems to block it out.
** Also from ''Literature/TheStand'' (where King first writes about Flagg) is Harold. Most of the other survivors in Boulder just see him as a StepfordSmiler... but the slightly damaged child Leo sees things a little differently.
--> It's like there are worms behind his eyes, and they're eating his brain and making him smile like that.
* Jame, the heroine of P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' series, smiles like this, and it is very, very bad news. It signifies the depths of her darkness, and the author said, "In a way, everything about Jame grew out of that chilling smile."
* In the ''Literature/KateDaniels'' series, Kate is trying to enlist a man's cooperation with her plan to hunt down and kill the people who have hurt her friend.
-->I gave him a smile. I was aiming for sweet, but he turned a shade paler and scooted a bit farther away from me. Note to self: work more on sweet and less on psycho-killer.
* Rictus in Creator/CliveBarker's ''The Thief of Always'' at first seems to be a harmless goofball who's always got a big, cheesy grin on his face - until the dark side of the Holiday House (his employer) makes itself known, and his smile becomes terrifying ([[GeniusBonus if Harvey Swick had read his dictionary]], he'd know that a "rictus" is the grin of a skull).
* In some of the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'' and any [[Literature/NewJediOrder other]] appearances written by Creator/AaronAllston, Wedge Antilles has often been known to smile like this - actually, while it can be assumed that he's got normal smiles, almost any time the narration ''says'' he's smiling it's this trope. Humorless, feral. He gives it to politicians when he sees through what they say to what they mean and most often to enemies he's about to shoot down.
** In the same books, "Runt" Ekwesh (being non-human) has a facial structure that even a friendly smile is described as looking like a prelude to a biting attack. He's keenly aware of this and takes full advantage of it when he wants to be menacing.
** ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' has Wedge shocked and taken aback by being discharged - Wedge, who was sixty and had been in service since the age of twenty - then realizing that people are going to try to kill him. The thought is so familiar that it steadies and reassures him, and he's able to flash someone a smile "suggesting that he was a rancor and they were made of meat".
* Sometimes it's a matter of perception. In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned'' trilogy, the first encounter between the multiracial alien alliance's and humans highlights the differences between them and us when the human, Will Dulac, first bats the gun out of the hand of the nearest alien scout out of a self-defense reflex, then offering a handshake and smiling when he realized they weren't hostile. The sudden reflexive strike nearly broke the scout's hand, and the smile confuses and alarms them as they wonder why baring one's teeth could ever be considered a friendly gesture. They also didn't get the handshake.
* Similarly played in David Brin's ''Literature/{{Uplift}} War'' when an allied alien found it disturbing that humans bared their teeth and bark when amused.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Constantius does this while watching the guard be slaughtered and crucifying Conan.
* Geralt of Rivia is frequently said to be "smiling nastily," usually either to intimidate or show his supreme disdain for an idea or position that he's been put in.
* Gwynplaine from ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs'', as touched upon under the examples of The Joker and Mr. Sardonicus.
* The Steel Inquisitors from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' are exceptionally brutal enforcers of the Empire, and the chilling grins they have when going about their work are frequently remarked on. AntiHero Kelsier, leader of the rebellion, also smiles a lot because it's a way of proving that he's not beaten down, but from the point of view of his enemies (to whom he has little to no mercy) it comes off like this.
* Bleeder in ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' displays one of these while between forms, described as having "a face of stretched muscle and grinning teeth" and being "all smiles" as she scrambles towards her terrified cabbie.
* Vlad Dracula in ''Literature/CountAndCountess''. Every time he's about to kill someone with his artificially sharpened teeth, he grins at them first, just to give them a preview of what's to come.
* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic in the Blood'' the villain does this while making demands on Allie.
* Benjamin, the serial killer antagonist of ''Literature/HollowPlaces'' manages to torment one of his surviving victims while in court simply by showing her a disturbing smile.
* Nathan in ''Literature/KillTimeOrDieTrying'' does this inadvertently; it's just how he naturally smiles.
* Portia Hoechst, in Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'', is described as having this by several other characters, both good and evil, in the novel.
* Skeeter Traps from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is known for sporting these, despite being a ten year-old girl. Combined with the fact that she can kill grown men three times her size, it makes her pretty scary.
* Mr. Wonderful from ''Literature/{{Mogworld}}'' has this mixed with a CheshireCatGrin. It is described in the book as: "The widest grin he [Jim] had ever seen and he knew people with no skin on their faces" worth noting Mr Wonderful's grin never drops even when he's hacking his own arm off.
** In ''Literature/{{Jam}}'' everybody goes a little crazy during the course of the book but {{Cult}}-Leader Lord Awesomo has a memorable grin when he sees [[EveryMan Travis]] in the crowd and realizes he can spin the election to his favor and get Travis killed.
* In Neil Gaimon's ''Literature/StarDust'', Lamia displays one of these during her search for the fallen star. Fortuanately, we only have the Narrator's [[TakeOurWordForIt word on it.]]
-->Her red, red lips curved upward in a smile of such joy, such pure and perfect happiness, that it would have frozen your blood in your veins to have seen it.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Mapleshade. She can make Ivypool feel like [[TastesLikeDiabetes Daisy]] is with her, right before trying to drown her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Male {{Yandere}} Masato Kusaka from ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' does [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kusaka01_9124.jpg this]] when he's [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kusakacreepysmile_4521.jpg about to]] MurderTheHypotenuse.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Displayed among the characters like Shillinger, Adebisi, the Aryans, Timmy Kirk, Claire Howell, etc. ManipulativeBastard Chris Keller and Ryan have done this too. Even Beecher, when he was crazy in Season 2.
* An episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' flashes back to the point in her past where Xena went from ruthless but otherwise sane and rational warlord to utterly psychotic rampager; she has one of these grins on her face when she snaps a Roman soldier's neck, but it's her ''eyes'' that are the most disturbing.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** The Gentlemen of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]" wear these for the entirety of their appearance. And they never talk, despite gesturing at each other ''as if'' they were talking. The entire effect is ridiculously creepy.
** The Gnarl, a skin-eating creature shown in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E3SameTimeSamePlace}} Same Time, Same Place]]", pulls this off chillingly. The smile is combined with a childlike personality, and it speaks in singsong, like it's telling nursery rhymes.
** Der Kindestod in season 2 who eats up kids' life force by pinning them down, extending horrible little pipes from his eyes and sucking the energy out of their foreheads, while they screamed helplessly under him.
** The First does this as it's impersonating Cassie.
** Angelus, Spike, Warren, and Buffy herself. She flashes a pretty smile [[BullyHunter to a group of bullies]]. Given some think she is crazy, others remember she burnt down her previous school's gym, and is on record for being a multiple murder suspect, is enough to make them back off.
* Series/{{Angel}} gives us Dana, whom Spike goes after, thinking she's a demon, and when cornered suggests having a talk about mistreating young girls and [[GameFace vamps out.]] Dana may well like to talk about mistreating little girls given her backstory, but turns out she's a Slayer, so when Spike does this her reaction is basically, "Score."
-->[[OhCrap What are you grinning at?]]
* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror}} Mirror, Mirror]]" from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Mirror Chekhov pulls one of these right before the commercial break when he momentarily has Kirk at his mercy:
-->'''Mirror Chekhov''': "So, keptin, you die... [[KlingonPromotion and ve all move up in rank]]. No vun vill qvestion the assessination of a keptin who has disobeyed prime Starfleet orders!"
* A particularly lame episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has Data practicing his dance moves on the Holodeck while wearing an extremely disturbing, frozen rictus-like smile.
** Gowron, on the other hand, mastered this trope and showed it off in almost every appearance.
* In the Enzyte Commercials, Smilin' Bob has one of the most unnatural smiles ever seen in an advertisement. It's not MEANT to be a Slasher Smile, but still... BRRR!
* Scorpius of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fame is infamous for these during his [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] - accompanied by his black gums and needle-sharp teeth.
* Not uncommon on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', it being the horror filling station that it is. Most notably used by [[MonsterClown Papa Lazarou]] (who combines a nasty, clownish grin with yellow teeth) and [[TheButcher Hilary Briss]] (whose smile [[TechnicallyASmile really does not reach his eyes]]).
* In the British TV series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'' the main character's Hyde persona is equipped with a frightening one. It's currently the page illustration.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'''s Sheldon has a particularly [[TheUnSmile disturbing smile]] that prompts his friends to say they're there to congratulate their friend, not kill Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Disturbing, yes (Howard: "Oh...crap, that's terrifying"), but also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'': Van's "winning smile" is incredibly creepy, and he's completely oblivious to it.
** Van calls it a "killer smile." Reba's description is a lot more accurate.
--> '''Reba''': Van, that's not a killer smile, that's the smile of a killer.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': BOB, and [[spoiler: by proxy]] Leland Palmer.
* The killer at the end of the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Lucky".
* Miranda Hobbes on ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' does one of these when she "fakes a sonogram" (i.e., fakes wild excitement during a sonogram of a child about which she's not quite happy, yet).
* Played for laughs in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Will and Cartlon know that when Uncle Phil smiles and laughs uncontrollably, he's about to explode.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Jessica]] from ''Series/TrueBlood'' usually makes one of these whenever she is hungry and sees a guy she wants for dinner. However instead of being scary, it makes her look [[MoeStare incredibly cute]].
* Dr. Cox in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is very good at making these, a number of them occurring in J.D.'s {{Imagine Spot}}s.
* Evil!Tommy got in one or two good ones during the "Green With Evil" saga of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Sky]] (or rather, the evil alien that swapped bodies with him) did a few of these during the episode "Recognition."
* ''The Stand'': [[http://parkinglotconfessional.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/creepy-randall-flagg.jpg Randall]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t8MirDiMGHI/SMCIE4KEy8I/AAAAAAAAATk/_Gzjy1AC0sY/s400/RandallFlagg.jpg Flagg]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime's'' [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tUQZcldBkf8/UITeoWQpSdI/AAAAAAAAFIg/Kr92IfK5pRs/s1600/Colin+O%2527Donoghue+as+Captain+Hook+on+Once+Upon+A+Time+S02E04+Crocodile+10.png Captain Hook]] pulls off one of these after swearing revenge on his "crocodile." It is ''[[EvilIsSexy hot.]]''
** Cora gives some particularly disturbing ones while without her heart (i.e. most of her life). Even as she smiles and tells Regina she just wants the best for her beloved daughter, her eyes remain cold and lifeless.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Toby in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" sports a nasty one while possessed by The Beast.
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] often wears this expression. In his last story, Ainley's Master had fangs to boot. Simm's Master perfected a dishonest politician's smile in his first episodes. After that, he got [[http://dwimages.iimmgg.com/image/f2f95f78d9b97221a2577e46cea6ba35 even creepier.]] Gomez's Mistress gives the most ''amazing'' SlasherSmile to Osgood, too, complete with a creepy reveal from the shadows.
** [[spoiler: As did Davros in his moment of triumph in the 4th series. Well, NEAR-triumph.]]
** Also done by the Ninth Doctor when he meets the alleged last Dalek in the universe. Thing is, its armour is completely shut down except for its voice and eyepiece, so what does the Doctor do but give a slasher smile and attempt to "exterminate" the Dalek.
** The Fourth Doctor generally sticks to the CheshireCatGrin, but he does this, usually when he's pretending to be evil or bluffing about how dangerous he is - like his IAmHeAsYouAreHe gambit in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]". Or occasionally when he actually is being violent, like when he snaps a man's neck in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]". (To be fair, he only bent it a bit and the sound effect is just extra snappy -- the man gets up soon after.)
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Season 3, Episode 4: Viewers, [[http://i.imgur.com/hOEMRVi.jpg meet]] [[spoiler: Ramsay Bolton]].
** Jojen gives an awesome one to Karl, when he tells him that he's seen his future and his very imminent death.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': delivers [[http://www.pinterest.com/pin/535646949402426072/ a rather disturbing one]] in "[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]."
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** [[spoiler: Garrett]] has one on full display just before [[spoiler: he gets vaporized by Coulson]].
** The android AIDA flashes a very unsettling grin after she reads [[GreatBigBookOfEverything The Darkhold]] and constructs a portal device that saves Coulson, Fitz, and Robbie from being trapped between dimensions. At first glance one could assume that she was just happy she was able to rescue her allies, but this was the first time she showed a purely emotional reaction to anything, and it came after reading the demonic book. At the end of the episode, she's shown secretly drawing up plans for a human brain, and the unsettling smile is back...
* The Israeli skit show ''The Chamber Quintet'', after the RealLife GutPunch of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Yitzhak_Rabin Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabinís assassination]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu]] being voted prime minister for the first time, aired [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6mmTZKtMns this skit]], featuring a monologue by assassin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yigal_Amir Yig'al ĎAmir]] about how the political climate in Israel will take a sharp turn to the extreme, nationalistic right over the course of 20 years, intermittently giving a particularly chilling one. Made worse by the fact that the prophecies in the skit ''[[HarsherInHindsight have already partially come true]]''.
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler: Eobard Thawne]] becomes prone to these once his true identity is revealed. It's pretty unnerving, especially since as [[spoiler: Dr Wells]] he was quite stoic and soft-spoken, and had an understated but friendly smile.
* ''Series/LittleLunch'': At the end of "The Corridor Outside 6E", Rory asks Max and Elsa if they're sure they're not killers, to which they respond by grinning to reveal their new braces ([[ItMakesSenseInContext the kids having convinced themselves that Max and Elsa were missing from school because Max had killed Elsa and been arrested, when actually they had just gone to the dentist to get braces]]). The kids all scream in terror.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Music/MichaelJackson turns to the camera with cat eyes and a creepy smile at the end of his Thriller music video.
** Parodied in the music video for the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Eat It".
* One of the detective's [[spoiler: other selves]] in the music video for Music/BlindGuardian's "Another Stranger Me." The band's singer also has a Slasher Smile at one point.
** The {{Monster Clown}}s in Music/BlindGuardian's "Mr. Sandman".
* "The Guy," the {{mascot}} of the metal band Music/{{Disturbed}}, is always depicted with this (''[[FrozenFace always]]''.)
* Music/DannyElfman practically made a living doing this in the 70's and 80's. There's hardly any Music/OingoBoingo music video (or film, for that matter) in which he doesn't spend a few seconds scaring the living crap out of the audience. Overly obnoxious talk show hosts occasionally got the silent treatment from him, combined with a trademark psychotic grin.
* And then there's... well, everyone but the band in the video for Music/{{Soundgarden}}'s "Black Hole Sun".
* In Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's song Happy Birthday ( 3 guesses as to what it's about), there's the lines:
** I think my friend said, "Don't forget the video." / I think my friend said, "Don't forget to smile."
* Music/{{Motorhead}} has a song about this trope called "Smiling Like a Killer."
-->"Go to bed, lock the door,
-->don't look in the mirror,
-->what if I was right behind you,
-->SMILING LIKE A KILLER?"
* The more disturbing of the Music/{{Vocaloid}} music videos feature this, such as the chainsaw-happy "nurse" and the demented victims in the "Dark Woods Circus" series (you can even see a disembodied Slasher Smile behind the flap of the circus tent), and Miku in "Circle you" [[spoiler: ''right before [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou she cleaves you in half with a machete]] , [[JumpScare at the moment when you least expect it.]] it will most likely catch you off guard.'']]
* The cover of Music/AphexTwin's ''Richard D. James Album''.
** Music/AphexTwin fits this trope to a T. He really loves to paste his creepy grin on everything from album covers to music videos. One of most notable appearances of his face is [[http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6540/aphexly2.png spectrograph at the end of "Equation"]] - an EasterEgg which is cool and disturbing at the same time.
* Technical thrash metal band Coroner have a song entitled "Grin (Nails Hurt)" off the aptly titled "Grin" album, which itself features a pretty sadistic grin.
--> Nails in my brain, all that's left just
--> Grin
--> Grin 'til I lose
--> Until I lose myself
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4R8HTIgHUU video]] for Music/DavidBowie's "Valentine's Day" consists of just about nothing but David playing guitar while making a Slasher Smile at the camera.
* [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Annie Lennox]] has an unexpected one at the very end of the music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU-zTf5mjp8 Little Bird]]
* La Camilla from Army of Lovers displays a rather frightening one in the video for "Obsession" as she's rolling her fellow band mate down the hall in a wheelchair. And later, while cutting his head open.
* Then-prime minister UsefulNotes/TonyBlair is depicted with such a smile in a hidden booklet included with early pressings of Music/{{Radiohead}}'s ''Music/KidA''. It's every bit as unsettling as it sounds.
* The [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors. No wonder he's smiling.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* The Devil in ''Pinball/DevilsDare'' has this on the backglass.
* The Jinx King from ''Pinball/MagicGirl'' has one as part of his VillainousHarlequin appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Podcasts]]
* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The mysterious hunter in "First Hunt" is described as having a smile with "far too many teeth to it". As you'd expect from the trope, he is indeed a killer, HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/RandyOrton doesn't smile often, but when he does....
* Wrestling/{{Batista}} could be like this as well, both as a face and as a heel.
* Wrestling/{{Kane}} too. Bonus points for not ''needing'' to smile to look scary.
* Wrestling/BethPhoenix is the rare Diva who is able to smile evilly without making it look the ''least'' bit sexy.
* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Throughout most of his career he tried to keep his missing tooth hidden behind his lips, but WWE bookers decided to have him accentuate it with a slasher smile.
* Wrestling/MadisonRayne, even when giving a genuinely friendly smile looks really unnerving.
* So far in NXT, a slasher smile seems to be Asuka's trademark. During her NXT contract signing she was interrupted and teased by Emma and Dana Brooke, and just before she walked backstage she turned around and smiled so creepily it scared them both into silence. She followed up by getting a bit of an ass kicking from Billie Kay in her debut match - then after Billie mocked her, she smiled, and proceeded to ''hurt'' her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'s'' signature Dusk Caste Abyssal is known as the Maiden of the Mirthless Smile.
* The [[TheFairFolk Dark Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are usually depicted with this in artwork. Hardly surprising considering [[CombatSadomasochist what many of they are]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* Umbridge in ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]''. Especially when she's accusing Cho of being perfect and after she fires Lupin and Harry tells her to "do your worst".
* Red Caboose from ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''. [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/us03_40.jpg And]] [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/j90_28.jpg how]] [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/b97_22.jpg very]].
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': It is said of Sweeney that he seldom laughed but often smiled.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* The Piraka of ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' all have giant Slasher Smiles plastered on their faces.
** The story points out that their frowns are ''worse''.
* When photos of the toy for [[KidAppealCharacter Hot]] [[TheLancer Shot]] of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' showed up, his prototype was shown with [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:ArcherSays.jpg a ridiculously unhinged-looking grin]], apparently a [[OffModel misapplication of the design artist's concept art]]. Fan reaction was immediate and for a while, it was known as the "jAam Smile" after a popular bit of MemeticMutation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
%%* [[VideoGame/AoOni Ao. Oni.]]
* Darmanitan from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Just think about what is going through its mind.
** Then there's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/5c/Genesect_Army_M16.png Genesect]]. This smile [[FrozenFace seems to be permanent]] due to [[BigBad Team Plasma's]] [[WeCanRebuildHim power-boosting enhancements]].
** As for humans, [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Wes]] gives a heroic example when he blows up Team Snagem's hideout in the opening.
** [[spoiler:Lusamine]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' tips players off to the character's true self by sporting one of these around the middle of the game.
* Slightly subverted in ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'': The Cheshire Cat had this expression (it's significantly scarier than the CheshireCatGrin his other incarnations wore), but he was one of the few allies the player has in the game, and he never attacks Alice. Still, when he appeared and disappeared grin-first, followed by his crazy eyes, it was prime horror. It was never quite clear whether he was as mad as a box of frogs, or frighteningly sane. Considering the game takes the idea about Wonderland as a construct of Alice's mind to it's conclusion by making Alice [[AxCrazy batshit insane herself]] either possibility ends in horror.
** Alice herself demonstrates one near the end of the game's trailer.
* Kurow Kirishima of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' has perfected this trope.
* A picture of B.J. doing this represents the difficulty rating "I am Death Incarnate" on ''[[VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein3D}} Wolfenstein 3D]]'', which was [[http://i.imgur.com/LAQ9FaR.png carried on to the Uber difficulty]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{WolfensteinTheNewOrder}} Wolfenstein: The New Order]]''.
** Wilhelm Strasse gives one to B.J. He says he's a "happy man", except that's not a happy smile. That's a Slasher Smile...
* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' guy makes this expression when he picks up a new weapon.
* In the opening of ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', Luca Blight has one of the most frighteningly evil {{Slasher Smile}}s [[NightmareFuel imaginable, bordering on horror]] (a look that he keeps consistent throughout the game) and isn't just holding an axe or a knife, he's holding a decapitated head.
* Normally, Akuma in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' is a PerpetualFrowner. On the occasions he becomes Shin Akuma, however, his face twists into a horrific grin.
** M.Bison (Vega in Japan) almost always sports a slasher smile that is wide enough to show all of his teeth and even the gums. In his case, this expression overlaps with PerpetualSmiler.
** The not so well known variant of Ken, known as [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Violent Ken]], has one permanently plastered on his face. His altered nonchalant sounding voice and relaxed fighting stance makes him even creepier. His best attack involves screaming like a psychopath and panting heavily at the end just to seal the deal.
** Vega (Balrog in Japan) nothing brakes that {{Bishonen}} face better like that [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Hu6Q0tj7pmo/maxresdefault.jpg smile]] he cracks his V-trigger, no matter how beautiful and [[TheFightingNarcissist delicate]] he claims to be Vega is easily one of the most insane Street Fighters.
* Magaki in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'' has a terrible smile frozen on his face the entire time you fight him.
* Two bosses in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'', Cractus and Spoiled Rotten, twist their faces into grotesque, rabid grins after they've been hit several times. The freakiness is magnified by the fact that their heads alone take up more of the screen than Wario does.
* Two characters in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' display this: Caim, the dark and vicious AntiHero, and Arioch, the AxCrazy ActionGirl.
** Caim's is more noticeable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWIAbF-Gr0o the sequel.]]
* Kefka, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', has a sprite with NoMouth most of the time. However, in later incarnations he's indeed sporting one.
** If one looks closely at his [[OneWingedAngel final form]], you'll notice that he does in fact sport this smile. Either that, or a PsychoticSmirk.
** Dissidia tells us that he definitely is. Complete with [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger-style Joker makeup]].
** Sephrioth comes very close several times during ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' but manages to hold it back to smirk, except in Advent Children he can't hold it back during his Resurrection and shows some [[http://thelifestream.net/wp-content/uploads/strength.jpg teeth]]. In OVA Last Order he smiles mouth open wide to let out a EvilLaugh while wrecking Zack fair in mid air.
** Cid Highwind frequently and Barret as well.
* The Horseless Headless Horsemann from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has one of these carved into his jack o' lantern head, as well as on his [[WeaponOfChoice huge ax]].
* Jackle in ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' is constantly wearing one plastered over his otherwise invisible face. You kind of get the picture that he's absolutely insane, because just adding that evil cackle... *shudder*
* Sweet Tooth of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', and in fact most {{monster clown}}s.
** Calypso from the same series might apply if you count most of the endings for ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2''.
* The [[MeaningfulName Heaven Smile]] creatures from ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' have these all the time. This, combined with their [[EvilLaugh freaky laughter]], makes them horrifying for many players.
** All that concept art where Dan Smith does it.
* Baraka from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' perpetually has a deranged, fanged one that distorts his entire face. This, along with his {{glowing|EyesOfDoom}} cat-eyes, can be a bit distracting to some players.
** Mileena has a similar smile on her face, one that's usually hidden behind her ninja mask.
** This is due mostly to the fact that both are Tarkatan (well, Mileena is half Tarkatan) and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily thus have pointy teeth too big to be covered by their lips.]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Gannondorf [[http://gamefreaks.se/peter/files/2014/08/GanondorfTWW.png especially]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. In fact he's still grinning even when Link puts the Master Sword though his skull.
** The Happy Mask Salesman of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' almost always combines this with EyesAlwaysShut. When he ''stops'' smiling and his eyes open, he shows his other expression: unimaginable rage. The Link [[NightmareFuel Elegy of Emptiness statue]] also has it.
** Memorably done in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', by Midna in a flashback sequence. In fairness, she was a bit nasty and more of an AntiHero at the time, but grew out of it with some CharacterDevelopment.
** Link!!! of all people has one just after having a NightmareSequence has creepy dreamy smile [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lummrlGMUZ1r6waswo1_500.gif appear]] on his face when the dark thoughts take over his mind, but he snaps out of it and drops to his knees horrified.
** Cole from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
--> "So why don't you go polish up that train of yours? Not that it matters much...([[http://pm1.narvii.com/6035/f415a33dff11e058b428d18647749114b749ab07_hq.jpg grin]]) "The thing will be useless before long..."
** After killing Hectan in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Wand of Gamelon]]'', Zelda says "Good" and smiles.
* Emil of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' gets one of these during his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6TBySMxhhI Devil's Hellfire]] [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]]. Made all the more disturbing since Emil (outside of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Ratatosk mode]]) is normally a milquetoast to rival [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] himself.
** Alice from the same game appears to have this as well. The way she occasionally switches from her typical smiley expressions to her evil-/scary-looking one in a single instant is so creepy it makes her bear an uncanny resemblance to a [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask certain aforementioned mask salesman...]]
* Alexei from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' displays one in [[SuperMovePortraitAttack his cut-in]] just before the climax of his Brilliant Cataclysm mystic arte.
* Barbatos Goetia displays a very unsettling one for his "No Items Ever!" mystic arte in the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation2}}S2 remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
* The little ghosts that appear mostly in [[{{Halloweentown}} Pumpkin Hill]], and dotted around other stages in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' each have a rather creepy, fanged, smile.
* Karel of ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' is an AntiHero with this. He's also something of an AxCrazy guy, considering he both constantly talks about loving to kill and he also [[spoiler:murdered his whole family so he could get a sword]]. By the way, he looks like this [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/fire-emblem-rnk/art-024.jpg]].
** [[spoiler: Zephiel has one at the end of ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' as well.]]
** Ashnard, Mad King of Daein and main antagonist of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'', is probably the definitive example.
* The Chrysalids ([[http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Chrysalid UFO Wiki link]]) from ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''.
** Similarly, their masters, the Snakemen, have a wicked toothy smile. But then again, they don't have any visible lips.
* The Replica assassins ([[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:POAssassin.jpg image link]]) from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]''
** [[ImAHumanitarian Paxton Fettel]] has one of these plastered on his face almost constantly.
* The ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' fangame ''DotFlow'' has some of these, as shown in this walk-around video ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPNpFkzBn5w video link]]) -- for example, there are quite a few shark-toothed, bloody-grinning white blob things (whose faces are otherwise featureless) in the area first entered at 1:20, and the painting at 15:14 is of a surreal abstract line-art slasher smile.
** There are also at least two places in ''[[DotFlow .flow]]'' where [[spoiler:the walls are '''made of''' those slasher-smiling white things, their mouths open even wider, and in one place it looks like their skins are strung up with the smiles still in the middle... even worse, the entrances to these places '''are''' the mouths of the white creatures]]. There's a video of these areas, too ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTIkxnPcUIA&feature=related video link]]) -- one of the areas is entered first at 1:11, and more of it and the second area are shown starting at 7:40.
** When the re-occurring character known as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Smile']] is struck with the steel pipe, he gets one of these. After the event occurs, Smile will grin every time you pull out the pipe in front of him... (for the morbidly curious, here's the recorded event: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jpftgZrEmQ&feature=related video link]]
* AxCrazy [[spoiler:pre-HeelFaceTurn Maverick Zero]], as seen before the climax of ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''. And fitting, since ''he's built for the sole purpose of destroying the world''.
** [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Bass]] in the original series mostly looks like TheStoic. When he does smile, however, it's invariably either a PsychoticSmirk or this trope. [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:Forte_manga.jpg Behold!]]
* Vanitas, once you finally see him without the helmet in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep,'' [[http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/megaflamehedge/spoilers/18.png is rather good]] [[http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/megaflamehedge/spoilers/19.png at these.]] (WARNING: both images are major spoilers.)
** Several kinds of [[TheHeartless heartless]] have permanent smiles plastered on their faces.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** The cover for ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has [[AntiHero Walter]] sporting one of these, and [[spoiler: Issachar]] also suddenly sports one of these when he begins to turn into a demon.
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', [[spoiler:Flynn, the saviour of Tokyo and Mikado,]] sports a very ''wrong''-looking one of these while fighting [[spoiler:Merkabah and Lucifer]] in Camp Ichigaya. It's a warning sign that [[spoiler:it's actually Shesha disguised as him.]]
** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/Persona3'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', and ''VideoGame/Persona5'' all get one the first time they summon their [[FightingSpirit Persona]]. The [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie film adaptation]] of ''Persona 3'' makes it even more prominent... and the gruesome summoning method of ''shooting himself in the head'' makes it particularly striking in both the game and movie.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the [[spoiler:final boss]] sports a mask which is nothing but a pair of hollows for eyes and an immense grinning mouth; this is in contrast to other Major Arcana Shadows, whose masks are either inhuman or emotionless.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', [[spoiler:the real Killer, Adachi,]] sports these after [[spoiler:being found out]].
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Several of your party members will pop creepy FaceFramedInShadow smiles right before their [[GuardianEntity Persona]] unleashes a damaging CriticalHit on an enemy. Yusuke in particular has an absolutely ''viscous'' one when he first summons his Persona.
* Certain levels in ''VideoGame/{{WET}}'' has a random {{mook|s}} charging Rubi, who promptly shoots them. Blood sprays onto her face, which triggers Rage Mode and she wears a psychotically evil slasher smile throughout the level.
** She also flashes one when she uses her sword to [[GroinAttack slice someone's wee wee off]].
* Scarlet from ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming''.
* The fairy queen in the fake ending cutscene of ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', revealing that [[TrueFinalBoss Zero-Two is still possessing her]].
* A heroic (and utterly strange) example is [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Daxter]]. The reason it's strange is that he's a [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass goofy wisecracking sidekick with a bit of badass thrown in]]. Only shown off in-game by his SuperpoweredEvilSide. Every other time, it's part of an HD image promoting ''Jak X''.
* [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] wear these in the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft series]]. The Goblin Shredder pilot has a particularly mad grin.
* [[spoiler: Matt Engarde]] shows a particularly disturbing one when you make him show his true colors in the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game.
** In ''Investigations'' [[spoiler:Shih-na]] gets a bit of one when unmasked as one of the villains before eventually going on to a full-blown ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''-style EvilLaugh.
*** As does [[spoiler: Manfred von Karma]], although it's only slightly creepy unless you know that [[spoiler: he murdered Edgeworth's father. AAI doesn't specifically spell it out, most likely to avoid spoiling those who haven't played the original game, but to those in the know it's creepy. ]]
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', both hurlocks and genlocks sport permanent Slasher Smiles and it's arguable that Shrieks also have one.
* Hot Coldman, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', constantly smiles rather psychotically during his appearances. In fact, outside of being the man [[MoralEventHorizon who set The Boss up]] or [[BaldOfEvil The baldie]], probably the most recognizable characteristic of his ''is'' the smile.
** [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]] does this a lot too.
** The [[spoiler:fake]] Colonel from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', during his conversation with Raiden [[spoiler:nearing the end of the game]], occasionally gives off a [[GlasgowGrin Glasgow-esque grin]] (akin to Heath Ledger's Joker character or Dissidia's redesign of Kefka Palazzo.). Justified, as during these occasions, the Colonel's face often takes a form resembling a skull.
** Jetstream Sam's introduction scene in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' comes with one of these. It just looks ''wrong'' on several levels, UncannyValley inclusive, but this is probably intentional to add an additional sense of unease to him.
** Raiden also sports several in the same game, after [[spoiler: reawakening his [[AxCrazy Jack the Ripper]] persona]].
** In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', Colonel Volgin flashes quite a lot of these, usually before cheerfully committing acts of depraved cruelty and evil. His most memorable slasher smiles occur when he [[spoiler: nukes his own country]] just [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], when he sees that [[spoiler:Snake has lost bladder control because of how intensely he's being tortured]], while saying "[[{{Squick}} Yes! Yes! ''That's'' what I want to see!]]" His other most memorable one is when he controls the Shagohod, and, while laughing maniacally, mows down his own men, again, seemingly just because he can. A lot of these traits are why Volgin is one of the few villans in the Metal Gear franchise to have next to no fans who sympathize with him, because he has no FreudianExcuse, no underlying issues, other than an extreme and insatiable sadism.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Jin gets to sport one of these whenever he's around Ragna.
** In the sequel we have [[spoiler: Hazama/Terumi]] who's smile is perfectly fitting for his [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] personality. Especially on the Japanese audio track.
* Dimentio in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is heavily implied to have a constant smile especially when committing very atrocious acts such as murder.
** Always sported by Fawful from [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]].
* Rajan shows one in ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' before the title card for "The Predator Awaits" episode, (and for the picture for the chapter) Dimitri shows one to a lesser extent at the end of his intro scene, along with crazy ass eyes.
* Schwartz, the protagonist of the second generation in ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki 2'' sports this when he is about to kick someone's ass all over the place.
* [[spoiler:Red Savarin]] of ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' gets an absolutely crazy one when The Order is given. His usual upbeat, happy-yet-stubborn demeanor means it's ''even creepier''.
* [[spoiler:Barthandelus]], BigBad of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', sports one of these at all times in his true form as a [[PhysicalGod fal'Cie]]. In his [[RecurringBoss first]] battle, he even has an attack called ''"Thanatosian Smile"'', which later gets upgraded to [[EvilLaugh "Thanatosian Laughter"]].
* In ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'', any crow enemy will always have a ''massive'' one on its mug.
** Likewise, this extends to all the bosses too, save for Dark Raven and ''maybe'' Dark Corvo.
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'': Daniella (The Maid) spends a lot of her screen-time doing this, or laughing rather... [[ImmodestOrgasm interestingly]]. [[http://ezprint.dwdata.com/img/4a7d688b732c565514bf60fda431b65d_11504208660.jpg See]] [[http://ezprint.dwdata.com/img/00c43b07ea898854556832b54aed8b68_11504204810.jpg for]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110416231506/clocktower/images/3/34/DaniellaClose.jpg yourself]].
* Brad Kilstein in ''VideoGame/PsychicForce'' tends to sport this, especially when his [[SplitPersonality 'sadistic killer side']] emerges. Which is... most of the time.
* When Haseo [[spoiler: awakens his Skeith Avatar]] in ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU .Hack//G.U.]]'' volume one he's revealed to be wearing one after [[spoiler: he summons Skeith's scythe and prepares to use it to slaughter Bordeaux and her lackeys.]]
* Master Contra from ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
* Found on one of the last fictional characters you'd expect in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. Should you decide to take the troublemaker path with Mickey himself, he'll begin to crouch low and sport one of these grins, looking all the more like a rat than a mouse in the process.
* Doctor Minoru Kamiya in Yu Yu Tokubetuhen flashes one of these when using his scalpel attack.
* [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Dedede]] of all characters manages a surprisingly creepy one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8kXIEuOwU the intro for gourmet race]]
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', [[spoiler:Yomiel]], wears one of these when he is first encountered. It's made especially unnerving by the fact that [[spoiler:he looks identical to the main character Sissel]].
* Oblio of ''Dance Central'' when dancing "Body Movin" gives a smile that's just scary.
* The Super Mutants in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have a permanent grinning expression.
* [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 The Purple Man]] is almost always seen with a smile when he's doing his...[[WouldHurtAChild activities.]] [[spoiler: "Almost" being when he's [[VillainousBreakdown freaking out]] when confronted by the spirits of the children he's killed.]]
** Springtrap from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' has this ''[[GlasgowGrin all the damn time.]]'' [[spoiler:Makes sense, since he's what's left of the Purple Man.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Flowey the Flower's normal smile turns into an enormous toothy grin that takes up almost his entire face when he [[BitchInSheepsClothing reveals his true colors]]. It's especially unnerving when [[spoiler: he becomes Omega Flowey in the final battle of the Neutral ending.]]
** Papyrus and Sans, it's [[DemBones natural]] for them.
* The citizens of Wellington Wells ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' smile almost constantly, even when they're trying to beat you to death for [[DefectorFromDecadence being a Downer]]. The most extreme example is probably the Doctors, who will come after you if you fake [[FantasticDrug taking Joy]] and have big, unnerving rictus smiles on their faces at all times.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* The dragon in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' has a slasher smile for her default smile. The protagonist kind of hates it, even in the good ending.
* [[spoiler: Kotonoha]], in the one of the bad endings of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. [[spoiler: The one where she kills Sekai, more specifically]]
** [[spoiler: Sekai]] also gets one in another of the bad endings when [[spoiler: she kills Kotonoha.]]
* Gilgamesh of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' shows off a particularly disturbing one of these after [[spoiler: making the Holy Grail manifest in the U.B.W. story route]]. For a 'yippee, destruction and fire!' variant, watch the activation of his best Noble Phantasm, or get an eyeful of [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2207/491i.jpg this image]].
* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:Clover]] has one in the [[spoiler:Axe Ending.]]
* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has several. [[spoiler:There's possessed Ayumi, Kizami, Sachiko, and the shadowy creature at the end of Chapter One (if it catches you)... who turns out to be Sachiko's mother.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': ''Everyone'' has them by the dozens. [[spoiler:The ''real'' culprit, though, has a perpetually blank appearance, which is even creepier in contrast.]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** Beatrice, the Golden Witch has a rather good one, completely with [[FangsAreEvil not-so-]]CuteLittleFangs. It's a particularly common expression when she's trolling Battler.
** Also, Maria, when she's in CreepyChild mode. Which, in the anime, is ''[[{{Narm}} ALL THE TIME]]''.
** Lamdadelta has this. Especially [[ArtEvolution her sprite]] from the [[UpdatedRerelease PS3 version of the game]]. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lamdadelta_evil_5464.png See for yourself]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Unsurprisingly (being a jack-o-lantern), ''Webcomic/ZackJack''[='s=] StingyJack has this as his default expression. ''[[https://d30womf5coomej.cloudfront.net/c/c1/4e420e8a-3976-48af-94b0-055e0cf05270.jpg Look at him!]]''
* The Jägermonsters (clawed, fanged, monstrous {{super soldier}}s) from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have been known to do this - and most of them are on the ''good guys''' side.
** The eponymous heroine herself, though not a violent person, is also prone to sporting a scary grin when she's in [[TheMadnessPlace the "madness place"]], i.e. in the throes of a bout of mad SCIENCE! And when she does, the ''Jägermonsters'' stay out of her way...
*** She also sports this smile fairly often when [[spoiler:possessed by the Big Bad.]]
** The comic's resident [[AxCrazy bloodthirsty maniac]], Bangladesh [=DuPree=], breaks out one quite often. When she does, ''run.''
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081105 Gil, too]], when he's in a ''really'' bad mood. Or when he knows something bad is going to happen... to you.
** ''All'' the Sparks do it any time they go into TheMadnessPlace. Along with the changing speech bubbles, it's the biggest visual cue.
* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' when Dora puts her foot down on Faye being friendly to customers, and the best she can manage is scaring them off with what Dora calls a [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1215 "horrible rictus."]] The title of the strip is even "[[Film/TheDarkKnight Why So Serious?]]"
** Dora sports one of her own [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1323 here.]] The broadsword doesn't hurt, either.
** And Hannelore displays a [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 very disturbing one]] when she sees a nice little kitty named Mieville.
*** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1584 The cat in question also used one in the previous strip.]]
*** And from Jeph's Livejournal: [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/random/friends.png FRIENDS]]
** [[CloudCuckooLander Emily]] gets [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3150 something similar for a brief moment]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext when attacking Bubbles with a rubber mallet.]]
** Most recently, Bubbles' boss [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Corpse Witch]] tries to pull one off when Bubbles confronts her [[spoiler: about her missing memories]]. Bubbles is unimpressed... ''[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3405 and counters with her own.]]''
* Charby of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' is quite good at these. Yiska's [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/839 got one as well.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul''
-->[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-gift-giving Giving someone a story to tell is easy. All it takes is a smile.]]
* Webcomic/AliceGrove gets one in her self-named webcomic [[http://www.alicegrove.com/post/105572876174/alice-youre-getting-creepy when she gets the upper hand in a fight]].
* Jenny Curtiss uses this to convince her boss in [[http://techfox.comicgenesis.com/d/20020703.html this]] scene from ''Webcomic/TwentyFirstCenturyFox''.
** The author even hangs a ShoutOut lampshade on it.
*** Which leads us to...
* Florence Ambrose from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' often [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01453.htm falls prey]] to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00354.htm this by accident]] when trying to be friendly, probably because she's a genetically engineered anthropomorphic wolf.
** She uses it [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00098.htm deliberately]] to convince Sam to do what she wants him to.
* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'' has [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-46.html a classic instance]] from the quite-probably AxCrazy [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** TokenEvilTeammate Belkar gets one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html here]] after [[spoiler:his RestrainingBolt is ''finally'' removed right as a group of hostile characters enter the room, giving him free reign to slaughter wantonly once more.]]
** He gets another one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0620.html later]], though this time he's just trying to freak out his GenreSavvy party members.
** Haley of all people gets [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1051.html a vicious expression]] when Vaarsuvius solves a "can't [[BackStab Sneak Attack]] with nowhere to hide" problem by casting Extended Greater Invisibility on her.
* Joel of ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' sports a prime example [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20090317 here]].
* This is the default facial expression for [[http://www.wncomic.com/images/characters/lawler.jpg Lawler]], the PsychoForHire of ''Webcomic/WhiteNoise''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' trouble boys [[LovableRogue Rocky]] Rickaby and [[HiddenDepths Calvin]] [=McMurray=] both possess [[http://lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=49 alarming]] [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=78 smiles]]. This is one of Rocky's [[CheshireCatGrin primary expressions]], but for his quiet, unassuming, cousin Calvin, it generally doesn't show unless he's [[AxCrazy pumping]] [[LaughingMad someone]] [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter full of lead]].
** "I thought this was my sincere smile. Isn't this my sincere smile?"
** Mordecai, a [[ProfessionalKiller killer-for-hire]] who has a [[FourEyesZeroSoul hard time with emotions]], managed to unsettle Viktor when his [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=29 attempt]] at a seductive smile turned into one of these.
* [[SociopathicHero Ken]] from ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' has a memorable one going [[http://nn4b.com/comic/366 in the last panel of this comic]]. It's worth noting that he also has one both in the strip before that one and two strips after. [[MookHorrorShow Those poor]] {{mooks}}...
* Nina in [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/kitty this]] ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' strip.
* Kimi of ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue'' [[http://cblue.katbox.net/index.php?strip_id=183 here]].
* Of all people, Rayne from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' sports one [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20091026 here. ]]
* ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' has Skoll, who sports one when fighting hand to hand against a fire team of rebels armed only with a sword.
* Osiris of Webcomic/{{Voices}} is a Heroic example, initially of the SociopathicHero type, later less so.
* Visarah from ''Webcomic/{{Uncreation}}.'' Talk about [[http://uncreation.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=16 nightmare fuel]].
* VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}} from ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' tends to have one whenever [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050107 Ran-bombs]] are brought up.
* Vriska Serket of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' wears the biggest shit-eating smile possible as she [[spoiler: waves Tavros's severed legs in front of him, just before impaling him on a lance and throwing him off a cliff.]]
** That's at least a semi-comedic example, since both Vriska's expression and gesture are [[CrossesTheLineTwice just too ludicrously twisted]] to be taken seriously... but if you're interested in an example played ''bone-chillingly'' straight, why not say hello to [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005342 Gamzee]]]]?
** Aradia, of all [[EmotionlessGirl people]], pulls one right before she [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?p=005197&s=6 timestops Bec Noir]]]].
*** She also sports one for a substantial chunk of Act 6 Intermission 5, creeping John out immensely.
*** This latter instance has become MemeticMutation, and it has become a popular activity on Website/{{Tumblr}} and Website/{{Facebook}} to cut and paste Aradia's face into places it does not belong.
** [[spoiler:Caliborn]] arguably tops them all. During his [[TheReveal Reveal]], his psychotic grin is utterly terrifying - and he pulls it right before he ''chews his own leg off''.
** [[spoiler:Jane]], when entering [[spoiler:Trickster Mode]] after [[spoiler:licking the combined juju lollipop]]. There's a whole dance and everything. It's truly terrifying.
* Wrecking Paul from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', in [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1991016/try-and-stop-me/ this strip.]]
* Penny Levac of ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' manages ''two'' distinct ones in [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=432 this strip]].
* [[Webcomic/WebcomicsUnited Mr. Ohm]] has done ''[[http://comic.guedesav.blog.br/strip/97 things]]'' in high school. Whatever it was, it can't be good. Not with that sharky smile of his...
* Emperor Luca [=deSadar=] from ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' gets some wide, toothy smiles while debating an ambassador from another country about the other country's recent history of genocide and torture against his people. It doesn't help that it's been strongly hinted that Luca suffered those tortures personally, or that the author has specifically stated that big, toothy grins are ''not'' associated with good humor in his culture. [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2009/11/03/2-11/ See for yourself]].
* [[KnifeNut Seth Williams]] of ''Webcomic/{{Remus}}'' sports one [[http://www.remuscomic.com/2012/02/20/018/ here]], right before he [[ColdBloodedTorture has "a little fun"]] with Ryan.
* Mike of the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} hardly ever smiles. [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-11/02-the-relationshipocalypse/smile/ Thank god.]]
* ''Webcomic/OlympusOverdrive'': Eris has one. "We could all use a little ''discord'' after all!"
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': Ran's attempt to force a laugh turns into something like this, causing Tamaryu and Shisuki to [[PottyFailure piss themselves in fear]]. Her "smile" makes another appearance while groping Tamaryu.
* ''Webcomic/MorphE'' features [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1677596/page-4-getem/ a knife wielding woman with a slasher grin]] in the prologue.
* The Sarnothi in ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}'' can easily pull this off - especially with their being apex predators with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
* ''Webcomic/StringTheory'', mostly from Phineas.
* Sobek of ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' looks at Edith with a very fangs-filled smile when he realizes that Anpu's return and Edith's appearance mean his boring life is about the get interesting.
* Pandora from ''Webcomic/{{ElGoonishShive}}'', a scary old and powerful Immortal who lives in a near constant state of boredom, tends to sport one of these whenever she's about to get someone [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=824 involved]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1910 in something]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=303 "fun."]]
* In ''[[CKarrus CKarrus]]'', [[DarkActionGirl Xylla's]] default expression seems to be this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Trollface, of course.
* Tez On Toast from ''WebVideo/KateModern'', for whom this expression may as well be a smile of recognition. Truly chilling.
* The Tails Doll Short, which can be found [[http://comickpro.deviantart.com/art/Tails-Doll-79228090?offset=50#comments here]]. You will never, EVER look at [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] the same way again.
* Red, the fox from Roleplay/RubyQuest, has a slasher smile which is of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Origin]].
* {{WebVideo/Ask That Guy|WithTheGlasses}} will tell you all about this, in great detail. Just ask him.
** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob. He's a dashingly handsome man, but he has a [[http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn407/Icaenea/SlasherSnob.jpg creepy smile]]. Jack Nicholson, anyone?
** [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] can have some very creepy smiles at times.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is a gorgeous lady, but Lindsay smiling genuinely is ''very'' different from the Chick's usual grin, which is just far too wide and teeth baring-y to be anything but disturbing.
** [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] has one that regularly scares the hell out of viewers.
* Bubs from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a big toothy grin permanently plastered on his face, which results in making some already decidedly non-happy situations downright creepy with him around.
* Played with in the ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' with Kaiba's normal-looking, yet still-disturbing smile. "Every time Kaiba smiles, a puppy dies."
** He does it [[spoiler:twice]] in the newly released Episode 42.
---> ''[[spoiler: [As Odion summons Mega-Ultra Chicken]]]''\\
'''Kaiba[Grinning]:''' Oh god yes! ''["+ 100 Dead Puppies" is written on the bottom]''
* Flippy from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' whenever he goes into AxCrazy mode.
* Kirby has a biiiiig one in ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl''.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dr-nagyfi-rich%C3%A1rd Dr. Nagyfi Richárd]] often sports a version of this.
* Creator/StuartAshen sports one at the beginning of his "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX9veeOMxeQ Video Remix Competition]]" video, just before his FourthWallGreeting.
* Jack Douglass of WebVideo/JacksFilms is known for his, generally referred to by fans as the "Creeper Face".
* Pinkie Pie from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqVVtaWd8Pw video]] ''WebAnimation/{{Smile}}''.
** Pinkie Pie again in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUBuVdkskA this]] video by Viva "IMMATOONLINK" Reverie.
* Simon in ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', particularly when he blows Roy up with dynamite.
* [[WalkingSpoiler A character]] has this in the BlackBoxTV episode [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6IyOrMWnQ The Babysitter.]][[http://blackboxtv.tumblr.com/post/55154471828/j0eygraceffa-the-babysitter-new-blackboxtv Here's a picture.]] Link contains spoilers.
* [[Creator/{{Laina}} The Overly Attached Girlfriend]].
* [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro]] does this in his more horror-related videos, reasonably.
* The necromancer Sawyer is never seen without one of these on his face in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.
* WebVideo/FilthyFrank can pull off a hell of creepy smile when he wants to, best demonstrated with [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/56/72/1e/56721e57139a1ff0fbe00230d57793d7.jpg Pink Guy.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch smiles in a sinister fashion when he gets his "wonderful, ''awful'' idea" to impersonate Santa Claus and steal Christmas.
* The twin kittens in ''Best Ed'' give these all the time, the only time they DROP their smile is at Buddy the Squirrel, who gives an OhCrap moment whenever they do.
* [[spoiler:William Dunbar]], of all people in '' WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' displays this while in Lyoko while [[spoiler:possessed by XANA after the ending of the third season.]] This is helped by the fact that he is given a {{BFS}} to use as weapon while backed up by Monsters.
* Fred in the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "Freaky Fred".
* Many cartoon sharks grin at their victims as they sneak up from behind. For instance, the ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' promotional posters featured a blood-crazed Bruce looming over Dory and Marlin.
** Possibly an example of TruthInTelevision, or, more accurately, Urban Legend In Television. In the past, some people believed that sharks grinned and winked as they moved in for the kill. In actual fact, sharks' jaws swing down and forward to allow them to bite, and a membrane moves to cover their eyes so that they don't get damaged in the assault. [[ThreateningShark The look certainly gives the appearance of a scary grin, which may go some way to explain why sharks are such demonised predators.]] It seems unlikely that anyone being attacked by a shark would care whether it looked like it was grinning or not.
** In a similar vein: [[Literature/MobyDick "I grin at thee, thou grinning whale."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' typically dons one of these before unleashing {{doom|yDoomsOfDoom}} on the PunyEarthlings, more-likely-than-not followed by an EvilLaugh.
* Creator/ChuckJones' ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' has the eponymous character grow one that takes up most of his face when he gets the "wonderful, ''awful'' idea!" to steal Christmas.
* Psycho, aka "Smiley," TheDragon from ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''.
* Mr. Crocker from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is an expert in these kinds of smiles. That grin is made even funnier when it shatters. Complete with a sound of breaking glass.
* Vendetta from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' has shown one out of aggression and frustration in the episode Super Evil.
* Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Total Drama|Island}}'' shows these from time to time. More so in the second season.
** [[spoiler: Mike's SplitPersonality Mal]] is also fond of giving them in the fifth season.
** [[BigBad The Ice Dancers]] both give one in [[spoiler: the last episode.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula's iconic PsychoticSmirk [[SanitySlippage gradually morphs into one of these over the course of the last few episodes of the series.]]
** Her father, Firelord Ozai, also sports one in the finale when he's attempting to burn down the entire Earth Kingdom.
** [[CuteBruiser Toph]]'s first sign of emotion in the series after winning the Earth Rumble tournament is to [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3660/3280963704_94fcb87cd3.jpg grin]] like the boss she is.
** Sokka has a [[http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Sokka_2d6392_841964.jpg truly epic one]], when he trying to sneak up on Aang [[TrainingMontage during training]] which has long since become meme-bait.
* Pinkie Pie gives us an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RWk171beU absolutely terrifying example]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Party of One".
** Later on in Season 2's "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle's SanitySlippage results in a rapidly-worsening succession of disturbing [[TheUnsmile Unsmiles]]. [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/186/252/71479%20-%20Cutie_Mark_Crusaders%20Sweetie_Belle%20animated%20apple_bloom%20cmc%20hi_girls%20insane%20scootaloo%20twilight_sparkle.gif?1318691772 Taken out of context]], these can result in some ''severe'' horror. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkSwmhp2sg This]] is probably the most famous "smile" she gives.
** Discord from Season 2 also gives a nice one when he pretty much Force Chokes the mane cast.
** Then there's Princess Cadence [[spoiler:Actually an impostor]] in "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1" when she [[spoiler:imprisons Twilight Sparkle.]]
** Trixie gives a nice one in the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]".
** In "Just for Sidekicks", Spike warns the Cutie Mark Crusaders not the leave the train in the Crystal Empire. In response, they each get one before subjecting him to TickleTorture.
** Rarity gives a [[StealthPun pretty]] good one in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]] when she shows off her new dress line she made while under the influence of the eponymous spell.
* During his mental breakdowns Ren of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' would often sport one of these.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible herself sported one of these at the end of [[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama her movie]], [[spoiler:right after she kicked [[EvilCounterpart Shego]] into a high-voltage electrical tower to what seems to be her death, crushed under said tower. However, she [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat survives]], frizzled and still smoking from the electrical shock, but without any major injuries. The shot showing this originally wasn't present, which made it look like Shego was killed. Test audiences were horrified, leading to the inclusion of the shot where she and Drakken are arrested and taken to jail.]]
** She also flashes one to Drakken before flattening him (and not for the first time) as well as to Jim and Tim when she thinks of the idea of soccer being a contact sport, when she thinks of using her SuperSpeed in Queen Bebe, and maybe a few other instances. And she's the ''good guy''.
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants wins a prize. He waits for it at the mailbox for an impossibly long time. He finally gets it, and it turns out to be a toy. Patrick, his idiot starfish friend, "breaks" it. Spongebob just has a frozen smile on his face as he looks down at it. The smile stays on the entire following conversation:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=] & Patrick:''' It's beautiful. (Patrick touches it and its springs pop out)\\
'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=]?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I waited so long...\\
'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=]?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' And you broke it...\\
'''Patrick:''' You okay, buddy?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Yes, yes I'm okay.\\
'''Patrick:''' (sighs) For a sec, I...\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' YOU! YOU RUINED MY FREE TOY!!!
** Also, "I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU, PATRICK!!"
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'': in the episode "Cry Wolf" Timber Wolf did this [[spoiler: showing us that he was [[BrainwashedAndCrazy under the nanite's influence]]]]
** In his debut episode, his [[EvilutionaryBiologist father]] also demonstrated this as he was going through his VillainousBreakdown while [[TheDogBitesBack he released his mutated animals to go after the Legion.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'''s Hexadecimal had many masks with different emotions, with which she expressed herself, but her Slasher Smile mask is arguably the most (in)famous of all. Scarcely an episode went by without her using it at least once, and she always insisted on sticking her face right up against the camera when she used it.
** In the season 2 finale Megabyte gives one to Bob before [[spoiler: launching him into a web portal.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise, being [[AxCrazy Heloise]], is prone to these. It's strangely adorable on her.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': [[spoiler: Eddy's Older Brother]] gives a particularly creepy one [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EddysBrother_3006.JPG of these]] in TheMovie.
** In a more comedic example, [[StalkerWithACrush The Kanker Sisters]] were prone to these too.
** So was [[EnfantTerrible Sarah]].
** And Eddy whenever he's cooking up a scam.
** Kevin too, right before he'd beat up one of the Eds.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] alternate between giving slasher smiles, psychotic smirks, or just [[DissonantSerenity smiling calmly]]. And yes, it's creepy.
* [[BadPowersGoodPeople Raven]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' dons one of these in "Nevermore", when her emotions and power go out of control.
* Combined with ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' song "We Are in Love", [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110717204245/looneytunesshow/images/1/1c/Snapshot20110717155807.png it might be hard]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110717204238/looneytunesshow/images/4/43/Snapshot20110717155804.png to look at Lola the same way anymore]].
* The [[PsychoForHire Grim Reaper]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' flashes one of these whenever he's about to fight someone. (Or whenever he's beaten them.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Green Goblin possesses one that is quite creepy combined with his EvilLaugh and [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor Sadistic One-Liners]].
* Near the end of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[spoiler:New Brian actually does give this when he tells Stewie of him using Rupert the Teddy Bear for his pleasure]], giving out the most evil slasher smile he ever gave.
** Stewie gives one in "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" when he gets his picture taken with Santa.
* Angelica of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' would sometimes indulge in one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' villain [[FutureMeScaresMe Dark Danny]] does this quite frequently - it's part of his charm. [[ArchEnemy Vlad Plasmius]] also gives us one from time to time when he's feeling especially deranged, but he mostly sticks to his PsychoticSmirk.
* Wayne Cramp of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' has this as a default expression.
* Try to name someone in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' who '''hasn't''' done one yet.
* [[EvilCounterpart Kevin 11]] did this ''very'' often in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''. He stopped doing this after [[HeelFaceTurn reforming]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''... [[spoiler:Then starts doing it again in season 1 of ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' after being turned insane again.]]
* WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar: [[OnlySaneMan Maurice]] flashes one after [[ItMakesSenseInContext knocking out King Julien with a rolling pin]] in the episode [[OutOfCharacterMoment "Kingdom Come."]]
* Jasper of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse gives of an especially [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QTtk44_5lCQ/maxresdefault.jpg menacing]] smile when [[FusionDance fusing]] with Lapis.
* In WesternAnimation/GravityFalls, "Bipper" (Bill Cipher while [[DemonicPossession possessing Dipper's body]] seems to be wearing one of these at almost [[http://animating-gravity.tumblr.com/post/97246312335/why-is-bipper-smiling-like-all-the-time all times]]. Considering he's a [[EldritchAbomination psychopathic dream demon]] bent on bringing about the end of the world who delights in causing Dipper's body insufferable torture while inside it, this seems rather appropriate, despite even how unnerving it is to see a character we know well look suddenly so malevolent. The artists even went as far as to slightly change the way his teeth and gums look in order to make it especially [[UncannyValley creepy]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'', Pepito gets a few in the "Bad Bat Hat" song. Pepito being the wearer of said hat and the song being about him being a naughty boy.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** Buttercup [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Buttercup_smiling_kindly.JPG gets]] [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Buttercup_giving_off_a_confy_smile.JPG a]] [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Vlcsnap-2015-09-04-20h53m59s153.png few]] in "Moral Decay". Also Blossom gives a rather sinister grin during the ending towards Buttercup.
** [[{{Satan}} Him]] is a master at doing this.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' does this quite often, usually before [[ChainsawGood using a chainsaw]] on [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s non-canon pilot has [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]'s [[http://www.dariawiki.org/wiki/images/thumb/1/1a/Daria%27s_smile.png/200px-Daria%27s_smile.png famous smirk]] as she performs a BatmanGambit to get petty revenge on [[DumbJock Kevin]]. {{Averted}} in the show proper, where Daria ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn now much more calm and deadpan]]) is instead prone to the occasional MonaLisaSmile.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* Many of the images on Encyclopedia Dramatica's [[http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/DO_IT_FAGGOT "DO IT FAGGOT"]] page can either be examples of {{Slasher Smile}}s or {{Cheshire Cat Grin}}s.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, Loki was often depicted with one of these (in some versions, due to a bet gone wrong Loki often had ''scars'' on his entire lip as well.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/60436 Smile.dog's]] nightmarish grin is like this.
* The urban legend of [[TheAdjectivalMan The Grinning Man]], told as an event that coincided with the Mothman sightings in West Virginia during the 1960s. [[http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/2452500/2452827_31a7_625x1000.jpg Some artistic renderings]] [[http://otherworldmystery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/grinning-man.jpg can be a little unsettling]].
** The last one... Is that Voldemort?
** That last image may be NightmareRetardant. It's an edited photo of the cockmongler.
*** It's only NightmareRetardant if you actually knew who the cockmongler was before hand. Otherwise?
* Death is usually seen as a skeleton (with some accessories, like a scythe). Ironically, a human skull seems to "smile" all the time.
* Play the ''VideoGame/LunaGame'', [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/722/TheLuna.png Never sleep again.]]
* [[CreepyPasta Jeff The Killer]]. [[NightmareFuel/CreepyPasta Go to sleep]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Actor Creator/JackBlack can be seen with these in a wide number of photos.
* The "literally smiling from ear to ear" disfigurement smile as evidenced by characters such as Kakihara in Ichi the Killer, Gwynplaine (of the aforementioned The Man Who Laughs), and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'''s Joker is commonly referred to as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_smile "Glasgow]] [[GlasgowGrin smile]]" and is not a terribly uncommon humiliation injury by gangs. The actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Flanagan_%28actor%29 Tommy Flanagan]][[note]]Actually from Glasgow, Scotland.[[/note]] sports one of these courtesy of being jumped outside a pub in his younger days.
** In Japan, legends abound of the ''kuchisake-onna'' (口裂け女), a female onryou with a surgical mask to conceal it and who is hellbent on returning the favor to every male she accosts around sundown
* Creator/JackNicholson.
** [[Film/TheShining "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!"]] (that tends to happen when you play those roles).
** ''With new Joker brand I get a grin again and again and again.''
* Creator/LonChaney was a master of this both in and [[http://i.imgur.com/e7zZM4H.jpg out]] of makeup.
* Creator/MichaelFassbender. There's a reason everyone on the Internet [[MemeticMutation thinks he's a shark]].
** Smiling too widely is a good way to unsettle a fencing opponent.
* Pittsburgh Steeler receiver Hines Ward is known for two things. The first is blocks so vicious and they made a new rule to try to keep him from hurting people. The second is almost always smiling. No matter how hard he gets hit, or how hard he hits someone, he gets up smiling like a lunatic.
* Cult leader and sexual deviant David Berg's slasher smile never seemed to leave his face. Makes you shudder and want to punch him at the same time.
* Creator/MarlonBrando, as seen [[http://images.wikia.com/godfather/images/4/49/Marlon_brando_make_up.jpg here]]. (He looks like he might have been told by the makeup artist to grin so that the artist knows which facial wrinkles to highlight. Still looks freaky.)
* UsefulNotes/JoeBiden smiles a lot: a nice smile, on the whole. But in this smile, as he [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-9-2004/finding-memo explains why we have the Geneva Convention,]][[note]]go to 5:15[[/note]] there's nothing but pure distilled rage. And NightmareFuel.
-->To protect ''my son'' in the military. That's why we sign these treaties.
* [[TheFundamentalist Shirley Phelps]] [[http://i.imgur.com/0G2jb.jpg tends to wear this expression during interviews]].
* Actor [[Series/TheAddamsFamily John Astin]] often sports one of these in his various roles.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Kehoe Andrew Kehoe]] was reportedly seen wearing one of these while heading toward Bath School, [[WouldHurtAChild half of which he had blown up with dynamite minutes earlier, killing 38 people (mostly kids)]]. Shortly thereafter, he blew up his car, killing himself and four others.
** In a similar vein, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Andrew_Williams Charles "Andy" Williams]] was smiling while shooting at his classmates.
* UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum often makes a goofy face at the camera that has become memetic. It involves a large, bizarre, Joker-like smile that makes him look insane. He's even worn shirts with himself making the smile.
* Music/DavidBowie could produce one when he was in the right mood.
* Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of stabbing 19 severely disabled people to death in a Japanese care home, has one of these in virtually every photo of him, both before and after the rampage.
* Alligators and crocodiles often appear to have a permanent one, though in reality this is just how their mouths are shaped.
[[/folder]]

----
18th Aug '17 3:40:11 PM BooksOnMyHead
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* At the end of the third segment of the 1975

to:

* At the end of the third segment of the 19751975
[[/folder]]
17th Aug '17 6:48:42 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]] {{Cyborg}} Due from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' whenever she goes for the kill, which is almost every scene she's in.

to:

* The [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]] {{Cyborg}} Due from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' whenever she goes for the kill, which is almost every scene she's in.



** Also [[MadScientist Dr. Jail Scaglietti]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.
** Another one, coming from Force, is Cypha of Huckebein. The number of times her smiles ''weren't'' this kind could be counted on one hand... if there were any to count. The only other expressions she exhibits are either stoicism or [[OhCrap being scared shitless from underestimating her opponent]].

to:

** Also [[MadScientist Dr. Jail Scaglietti]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.
''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.
** Another one, coming from Force, ''Force'', is Cypha of Huckebein. The number of times her smiles ''weren't'' this kind could be counted on one hand... if there were any to count. The only other expressions she exhibits are either stoicism or [[OhCrap being scared shitless from underestimating her opponent]].



* At the end of the third segment of the 1975 made-for-TV movie ''Film/TrilogyOfTerror'' the eponymous "Amelia" crouches down low in an animalistic manner, hiding in the corner with a carving knife. She stabs at the floor with the weapon, grinning ferally and revealing the horrific teeth of the [[CreepyDoll Zuni doll]].
* In ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}},'' our hero spends 14 years alone in a cell that features a mirror marked with the message "Smile, and the world smiles with you." He practices a smile in the mirror through the years, without any hope or contact with another person, and it becomes quite unsettling. When he's finally released on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, he has occasions to show off his slasher smile while doing pretty horrible things.
* [[AxCrazy Chester]] gives truly creepy smiles like this in ''Film/{{DOA}}''.
%%* Brandt from ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.
* Creator/MeganFox displays one at various times in ''Film/JennifersBody''.[[spoiler: Most notably after she first becomes possessed and when she appears in Needy's vision sitting on top of the chair watching her and Chip have sex.]]
* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Dooku gives a very mocking, {{troll}}ish slasher smile just before incapacitating Obi-Wan.
* Loki gets frighteningly good at these during ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' to reflect his more...[[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope unhinged]] mental state since ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
** In the stinger, [[spoiler: Thanos has a happy thought. So he smiles.]]
* The mask of the killer ''Film/{{Smiley}}'' sports a stitched and bloody looking one.
* A ''velociraptor'' actually achieves one in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. As it watches two children flee from a kitchen, it bares its front teeth in such a way that it ''actually'' seems to be grinning at them.
* Castor Troy from ''Film/FaceOff''. When Creator/NicolasCage becomes Sean Archer, he makes one HELL of a slasher smile after taking drugs while seeking refuge at Dietrich's apartment.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': Superman, of all people, in battle. So, probably for the best that he rarely smiles the entire film. He does [[WhenHeSmiles smile normally]] "at ease".
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. Toht, even when Dr. Jones threatens to destroy the Ark with a panzerfaust (the German army's bazooka equivalent).
* In the 2013 remake of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', the eponymous character sports a rather chilling one during her RoaringRampageOfRevenge. It's especially jarring when compared to the 1976 version of the same scene, in which her face remained frozen in a look of shock.
* ''Film/TheUnknown'': Alonzo's rictus grin when he finds out that Nanon and Malabar got married is something to behold.
* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'': The evil Djinn has a perpetual smile on his face to show his joy at the people he can kill and amusement at their [[MuggingTheMonster belief they can boss him around]] (he's in human disguise at the time).
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Shaw gives one when [[spoiler: he thinks he's convinced Erik to join him.]]
* Some of the Commando Elite from ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' have an intimidating grin, but the winning candidate is Kip Killigan. Cheerful though he may be, that [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] grin of his is Slasher Smile number one, hands down.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}'': Par the course for the Joker, but even as his pre-transformation self he managed an absolutely terrifying rictus smile after he killed Bruce Wayne's parents and was about to do the same to the boy.
* The Mouth of Sauron from "Film/TheLordOfTheRings" does something that we are painfully forced to accept as a smile at the end of almost all of his lines.
* ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'': Ever expect to [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YoY6DEkZ6-w/TUO5W55dKNI/AAAAAAAABMI/_TcbMS2JA0g/s1600/lonesomerhodes.jpg see one]] from Andy Griffith? Holy ''shit.''
* ''Film/TheyLookLikePeople'': The "monsters" are associated with smiles. Wyatt has a nightmare (or is it?) of Christian with a gigantic smile frozen on his face as an ominous shape creeps up behind him and grabs his head. When Wyatt has an interaction with Mara and begins to suspect that she's a monster, he sees her with a giant, malevolent smile and irisless eyes.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Count Olaf in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* A few Death Eaters display this, as does Snape on occasion and Voldemort in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'': Done by the Other Mother, when she's not busy being a StepfordSmiler.
* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Dark Portal]],'' a rat called Smiler had a Slasher Smile on his face all the time...because he'd been rude to his superior as a child, and said superior had [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence cut off his lips]].
* Both Carcer and Mr. Teatime of Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books are described as smiling like this ''all the time''. The drawing of Mr. Teatime in ''The Art of Discworld'' perfectly illustrates this. Marc Warren does a good job with this in the TV adaptation, too.
** At one point in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the seriously pissed off "Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top."
** Then there's [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Angua]], who at one point must have been smiling because "her mouth was open, and [[OhCrap all of her teeth were showing]]".
* A rare heroic version: [[TheBigGuy Ivarian Borenson]], of ''Literature/TheRunelords'' fantasy novels, is known for his chilling laughter and grin as he fights, which makes him feared even amongst warriors who have far more endowments (strength, stamina, speed, and so on taken from other people) than him. Not so much out of a love for killing, but [[GenreSavvy because it works far better at frightening other people than a war cry,]] so he got himself into the habit of laughing instead.
* Lijah Cuu from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels has one of these. In ''Straight Silver'', it is explicitly noted that "the most evil servants of Chaos would have killed to have a smile that lethal."
** In the next book, Abnett gives Magister Enok Innokenti (one of the most evil servants of Chaos ) an even better one. His smile is so hideous that it causes physical pain and nausea in humans and ''his daemonic bodyguard, who has murdered millions can't bear to look at it.''
* In Abnett's ''other'' Warhammer 40000 series ''Literature/Eisenhorn'', the demonhost Cherubael sometimes sports one of these. When he/it does, ''someone'' is going to die, very painfully.
* The eponymous creature of Edward Gorey's ''[[http://www.geocities.com/dav485q/wugglies/wuggly1.html The Wuggly Ump]]''.
* Professor Moriarty, SherlockHolmes' arch-enemy from the short story "The Final Problem." Holmes describes that, though Moriarty "smiled and blinked," there was something about the Professor's sunken eyes that made Holmes, a man who was used to danger, very glad to have a revolver with him.
* In Jack Vance's ''Literature/DyingEarth'' series, the character Iucounu the "Laughing Magician" perpetually supports one of these providing a clue that his sense of humor is not exactly benevolent.
* Perhaps inspired by the Jack Vance example, Steven Brust's novel ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter'' has the court wizard as a minor character and he is similarly described as always smiling creepily and chuckling in a questionably sane manner.
* ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'': Cinder of the Chandrian, an EvilAlbino, has a smile that is described as "the expression a nightmare wore."
* The huge, catlike Kzinti of Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe instinctively show their teeth when they feel a certain way. That way is ''not'' happy.
* From ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'':
-->"How cheerfully he seems to grin!
--> How neatly spreads his claws
--> And welcomes little fishes in
--> with gently smiling jaws!"
* Mr. Grin from the ''Literature/AlexRider'' book ''Stormbreaker''.
* Jaime Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' recalls in his youth facing a particularly brutal and psychotic fighter known as 'The Smiling Knight'. 3 guesses why he is named that. Luckily even a slasher smile is no match for Ser Arthur 'The Sword in the Morning' Dayne and his [[ThunderboltIron greatsword Dawn]].
* The Hellebore family from the Creator/TadWilliams' book ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' liked these. Anton Hellebore was described as having a smile like someone who'd learned it from a book, Lord Hellebore one with absolutely no good feelings in it, and the Terrible Child had one like someone pulling up the corners of a corpse's mouth.
* Creepy caretaker Heimertz from the ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' series has a constant slasher smile. During the Tv adaptation it is shown that he has had this smile since he was a child.
* OlderThanPrint: Skarphéðinn Njálsson has one in ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Brennu-Njáls Saga]]''. "And he grinned." is a common phrase in the story that implies that something really bad is about to go down.
* Randall Flagg/The Dark Man, is described as having a grin of such good cheer and jolliness which comes across however as so unsettling the human mind seems to block it out.
** Also from ''Literature/TheStand'' (where King first writes about Flagg) is Harold. Most of the other survivors in Boulder just see him as a StepfordSmiler... but the slightly damaged child Leo sees things a little differently.
--> It's like there are worms behind his eyes, and they're eating his brain and making him smile like that.
* Jame, the heroine of P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' series, smiles like this, and it is very, very bad news. It signifies the depths of her darkness, and the author said, "In a way, everything about Jame grew out of that chilling smile."
* In the ''Literature/KateDaniels'' series, Kate is trying to enlist a man's cooperation with her plan to hunt down and kill the people who have hurt her friend.
-->I gave him a smile. I was aiming for sweet, but he turned a shade paler and scooted a bit farther away from me. Note to self: work more on sweet and less on psycho-killer.
* Rictus in Creator/CliveBarker's ''The Thief of Always'' at first seems to be a harmless goofball who's always got a big, cheesy grin on his face - until the dark side of the Holiday House (his employer) makes itself known, and his smile becomes terrifying ([[GeniusBonus if Harvey Swick had read his dictionary]], he'd know that a "rictus" is the grin of a skull).
* In some of the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'' and any [[Literature/NewJediOrder other]] appearances written by Creator/AaronAllston, Wedge Antilles has often been known to smile like this - actually, while it can be assumed that he's got normal smiles, almost any time the narration ''says'' he's smiling it's this trope. Humorless, feral. He gives it to politicians when he sees through what they say to what they mean and most often to enemies he's about to shoot down.
** In the same books, "Runt" Ekwesh (being non-human) has a facial structure that even a friendly smile is described as looking like a prelude to a biting attack. He's keenly aware of this and takes full advantage of it when he wants to be menacing.
** ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' has Wedge shocked and taken aback by being discharged - Wedge, who was sixty and had been in service since the age of twenty - then realizing that people are going to try to kill him. The thought is so familiar that it steadies and reassures him, and he's able to flash someone a smile "suggesting that he was a rancor and they were made of meat".
* Sometimes it's a matter of perception. In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned'' trilogy, the first encounter between the multiracial alien alliance's and humans highlights the differences between them and us when the human, Will Dulac, first bats the gun out of the hand of the nearest alien scout out of a self-defense reflex, then offering a handshake and smiling when he realized they weren't hostile. The sudden reflexive strike nearly broke the scout's hand, and the smile confuses and alarms them as they wonder why baring one's teeth could ever be considered a friendly gesture. They also didn't get the handshake.
* Similarly played in David Brin's ''Literature/{{Uplift}} War'' when an allied alien found it disturbing that humans bared their teeth and bark when amused.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Constantius does this while watching the guard be slaughtered and crucifying Conan.
* Geralt of Rivia is frequently said to be "smiling nastily," usually either to intimidate or show his supreme disdain for an idea or position that he's been put in.
* Gwynplaine from ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs'', as touched upon under the examples of The Joker and Mr. Sardonicus.
* The Steel Inquisitors from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' are exceptionally brutal enforcers of the Empire, and the chilling grins they have when going about their work are frequently remarked on. AntiHero Kelsier, leader of the rebellion, also smiles a lot because it's a way of proving that he's not beaten down, but from the point of view of his enemies (to whom he has little to no mercy) it comes off like this.
* Bleeder in ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' displays one of these while between forms, described as having "a face of stretched muscle and grinning teeth" and being "all smiles" as she scrambles towards her terrified cabbie.
* Vlad Dracula in ''Literature/CountAndCountess''. Every time he's about to kill someone with his artificially sharpened teeth, he grins at them first, just to give them a preview of what's to come.
* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic in the Blood'' the villain does this while making demands on Allie.
* Benjamin, the serial killer antagonist of ''Literature/HollowPlaces'' manages to torment one of his surviving victims while in court simply by showing her a disturbing smile.
* Nathan in ''Literature/KillTimeOrDieTrying'' does this inadvertently; it's just how he naturally smiles.
* Portia Hoechst, in Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'', is described as having this by several other characters, both good and evil, in the novel.
* Skeeter Traps from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is known for sporting these, despite being a ten year-old girl. Combined with the fact that she can kill grown men three times her size, it makes her pretty scary.
* Mr. Wonderful from ''Literature/{{Mogworld}}'' has this mixed with a CheshireCatGrin. It is described in the book as: "The widest grin he [Jim] had ever seen and he knew people with no skin on their faces" worth noting Mr Wonderful's grin never drops even when he's hacking his own arm off.
** In ''Literature/{{Jam}}'' everybody goes a little crazy during the course of the book but {{Cult}}-Leader Lord Awesomo has a memorable grin when he sees [[EveryMan Travis]] in the crowd and realizes he can spin the election to his favor and get Travis killed.
* In Neil Gaimon's ''Literature/StarDust'', Lamia displays one of these during her search for the fallen star. Fortuanately, we only have the Narrator's [[TakeOurWordForIt word on it.]]
-->Her red, red lips curved upward in a smile of such joy, such pure and perfect happiness, that it would have frozen your blood in your veins to have seen it.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Mapleshade. She can make Ivypool feel like [[TastesLikeDiabetes Daisy]] is with her, right before trying to drown her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Male {{Yandere}} Masato Kusaka from ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' does [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kusaka01_9124.jpg this]] when he's [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kusakacreepysmile_4521.jpg about to]] MurderTheHypotenuse.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Displayed among the characters like Shillinger, Adebisi, the Aryans, Timmy Kirk, Claire Howell, etc. ManipulativeBastard Chris Keller and Ryan have done this too. Even Beecher, when he was crazy in Season 2.
* An episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' flashes back to the point in her past where Xena went from ruthless but otherwise sane and rational warlord to utterly psychotic rampager; she has one of these grins on her face when she snaps a Roman soldier's neck, but it's her ''eyes'' that are the most disturbing.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** The Gentlemen of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]" wear these for the entirety of their appearance. And they never talk, despite gesturing at each other ''as if'' they were talking. The entire effect is ridiculously creepy.
** The Gnarl, a skin-eating creature shown in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E3SameTimeSamePlace}} Same Time, Same Place]]", pulls this off chillingly. The smile is combined with a childlike personality, and it speaks in singsong, like it's telling nursery rhymes.
** Der Kindestod in season 2 who eats up kids' life force by pinning them down, extending horrible little pipes from his eyes and sucking the energy out of their foreheads, while they screamed helplessly under him.
** The First does this as it's impersonating Cassie.
** Angelus, Spike, Warren, and Buffy herself. She flashes a pretty smile [[BullyHunter to a group of bullies]]. Given some think she is crazy, others remember she burnt down her previous school's gym, and is on record for being a multiple murder suspect, is enough to make them back off.
* Series/{{Angel}} gives us Dana, whom Spike goes after, thinking she's a demon, and when cornered suggests having a talk about mistreating young girls and [[GameFace vamps out.]] Dana may well like to talk about mistreating little girls given her backstory, but turns out she's a Slayer, so when Spike does this her reaction is basically, "Score."
-->[[OhCrap What are you grinning at?]]
* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror}} Mirror, Mirror]]" from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Mirror Chekhov pulls one of these right before the commercial break when he momentarily has Kirk at his mercy:
-->'''Mirror Chekhov''': "So, keptin, you die... [[KlingonPromotion and ve all move up in rank]]. No vun vill qvestion the assessination of a keptin who has disobeyed prime Starfleet orders!"
* A particularly lame episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has Data practicing his dance moves on the Holodeck while wearing an extremely disturbing, frozen rictus-like smile.
** Gowron, on the other hand, mastered this trope and showed it off in almost every appearance.
* In the Enzyte Commercials, Smilin' Bob has one of the most unnatural smiles ever seen in an advertisement. It's not MEANT to be a Slasher Smile, but still... BRRR!
* Scorpius of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fame is infamous for these during his [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] - accompanied by his black gums and needle-sharp teeth.
* Not uncommon on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', it being the horror filling station that it is. Most notably used by [[MonsterClown Papa Lazarou]] (who combines a nasty, clownish grin with yellow teeth) and [[TheButcher Hilary Briss]] (whose smile [[TechnicallyASmile really does not reach his eyes]]).
* In the British TV series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'' the main character's Hyde persona is equipped with a frightening one. It's currently the page illustration.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'''s Sheldon has a particularly [[TheUnSmile disturbing smile]] that prompts his friends to say they're there to congratulate their friend, not kill Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Disturbing, yes (Howard: "Oh...crap, that's terrifying"), but also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'': Van's "winning smile" is incredibly creepy, and he's completely oblivious to it.
** Van calls it a "killer smile." Reba's description is a lot more accurate.
--> '''Reba''': Van, that's not a killer smile, that's the smile of a killer.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': BOB, and [[spoiler: by proxy]] Leland Palmer.
* The killer at the end of the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Lucky".
* Miranda Hobbes on ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' does one of these when she "fakes a sonogram" (i.e., fakes wild excitement during a sonogram of a child about which she's not quite happy, yet).
* Played for laughs in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Will and Cartlon know that when Uncle Phil smiles and laughs uncontrollably, he's about to explode.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Jessica]] from ''Series/TrueBlood'' usually makes one of these whenever she is hungry and sees a guy she wants for dinner. However instead of being scary, it makes her look [[MoeStare incredibly cute]].
* Dr. Cox in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is very good at making these, a number of them occurring in J.D.'s {{Imagine Spot}}s.
* Evil!Tommy got in one or two good ones during the "Green With Evil" saga of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Sky]] (or rather, the evil alien that swapped bodies with him) did a few of these during the episode "Recognition."
* ''The Stand'': [[http://parkinglotconfessional.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/creepy-randall-flagg.jpg Randall]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t8MirDiMGHI/SMCIE4KEy8I/AAAAAAAAATk/_Gzjy1AC0sY/s400/RandallFlagg.jpg Flagg]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime's'' [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tUQZcldBkf8/UITeoWQpSdI/AAAAAAAAFIg/Kr92IfK5pRs/s1600/Colin+O%2527Donoghue+as+Captain+Hook+on+Once+Upon+A+Time+S02E04+Crocodile+10.png Captain Hook]] pulls off one of these after swearing revenge on his "crocodile." It is ''[[EvilIsSexy hot.]]''
** Cora gives some particularly disturbing ones while without her heart (i.e. most of her life). Even as she smiles and tells Regina she just wants the best for her beloved daughter, her eyes remain cold and lifeless.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Toby in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" sports a nasty one while possessed by The Beast.
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] often wears this expression. In his last story, Ainley's Master had fangs to boot. Simm's Master perfected a dishonest politician's smile in his first episodes. After that, he got [[http://dwimages.iimmgg.com/image/f2f95f78d9b97221a2577e46cea6ba35 even creepier.]] Gomez's Mistress gives the most ''amazing'' SlasherSmile to Osgood, too, complete with a creepy reveal from the shadows.
** [[spoiler: As did Davros in his moment of triumph in the 4th series. Well, NEAR-triumph.]]
** Also done by the Ninth Doctor when he meets the alleged last Dalek in the universe. Thing is, its armour is completely shut down except for its voice and eyepiece, so what does the Doctor do but give a slasher smile and attempt to "exterminate" the Dalek.
** The Fourth Doctor generally sticks to the CheshireCatGrin, but he does this, usually when he's pretending to be evil or bluffing about how dangerous he is - like his IAmHeAsYouAreHe gambit in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]". Or occasionally when he actually is being violent, like when he snaps a man's neck in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]". (To be fair, he only bent it a bit and the sound effect is just extra snappy -- the man gets up soon after.)
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Season 3, Episode 4: Viewers, [[http://i.imgur.com/hOEMRVi.jpg meet]] [[spoiler: Ramsay Bolton]].
** Jojen gives an awesome one to Karl, when he tells him that he's seen his future and his very imminent death.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': delivers [[http://www.pinterest.com/pin/535646949402426072/ a rather disturbing one]] in "[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]."
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** [[spoiler: Garrett]] has one on full display just before [[spoiler: he gets vaporized by Coulson]].
** The android AIDA flashes a very unsettling grin after she reads [[GreatBigBookOfEverything The Darkhold]] and constructs a portal device that saves Coulson, Fitz, and Robbie from being trapped between dimensions. At first glance one could assume that she was just happy she was able to rescue her allies, but this was the first time she showed a purely emotional reaction to anything, and it came after reading the demonic book. At the end of the episode, she's shown secretly drawing up plans for a human brain, and the unsettling smile is back...
* The Israeli skit show ''The Chamber Quintet'', after the RealLife GutPunch of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Yitzhak_Rabin Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabinís assassination]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu]] being voted prime minister for the first time, aired [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6mmTZKtMns this skit]], featuring a monologue by assassin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yigal_Amir Yig'al ĎAmir]] about how the political climate in Israel will take a sharp turn to the extreme, nationalistic right over the course of 20 years, intermittently giving a particularly chilling one. Made worse by the fact that the prophecies in the skit ''[[HarsherInHindsight have already partially come true]]''.
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler: Eobard Thawne]] becomes prone to these once his true identity is revealed. It's pretty unnerving, especially since as [[spoiler: Dr Wells]] he was quite stoic and soft-spoken, and had an understated but friendly smile.
* ''Series/LittleLunch'': At the end of "The Corridor Outside 6E", Rory asks Max and Elsa if they're sure they're not killers, to which they respond by grinning to reveal their new braces ([[ItMakesSenseInContext the kids having convinced themselves that Max and Elsa were missing from school because Max had killed Elsa and been arrested, when actually they had just gone to the dentist to get braces]]). The kids all scream in terror.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Music/MichaelJackson turns to the camera with cat eyes and a creepy smile at the end of his Thriller music video.
** Parodied in the music video for the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Eat It".
* One of the detective's [[spoiler: other selves]] in the music video for Music/BlindGuardian's "Another Stranger Me." The band's singer also has a Slasher Smile at one point.
** The {{Monster Clown}}s in Music/BlindGuardian's "Mr. Sandman".
* "The Guy," the {{mascot}} of the metal band Music/{{Disturbed}}, is always depicted with this (''[[FrozenFace always]]''.)
* Music/DannyElfman practically made a living doing this in the 70's and 80's. There's hardly any Music/OingoBoingo music video (or film, for that matter) in which he doesn't spend a few seconds scaring the living crap out of the audience. Overly obnoxious talk show hosts occasionally got the silent treatment from him, combined with a trademark psychotic grin.
* And then there's... well, everyone but the band in the video for Music/{{Soundgarden}}'s "Black Hole Sun".
* In Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's song Happy Birthday ( 3 guesses as to what it's about), there's the lines:
** I think my friend said, "Don't forget the video." / I think my friend said, "Don't forget to smile."
* Music/{{Motorhead}} has a song about this trope called "Smiling Like a Killer."
-->"Go to bed, lock the door,
-->don't look in the mirror,
-->what if I was right behind you,
-->SMILING LIKE A KILLER?"
* The more disturbing of the Music/{{Vocaloid}} music videos feature this, such as the chainsaw-happy "nurse" and the demented victims in the "Dark Woods Circus" series (you can even see a disembodied Slasher Smile behind the flap of the circus tent), and Miku in "Circle you" [[spoiler: ''right before [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou she cleaves you in half with a machete]] , [[JumpScare at the moment when you least expect it.]] it will most likely catch you off guard.'']]
* The cover of Music/AphexTwin's ''Richard D. James Album''.
** Music/AphexTwin fits this trope to a T. He really loves to paste his creepy grin on everything from album covers to music videos. One of most notable appearances of his face is [[http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6540/aphexly2.png spectrograph at the end of "Equation"]] - an EasterEgg which is cool and disturbing at the same time.
* Technical thrash metal band Coroner have a song entitled "Grin (Nails Hurt)" off the aptly titled "Grin" album, which itself features a pretty sadistic grin.
--> Nails in my brain, all that's left just
--> Grin
--> Grin 'til I lose
--> Until I lose myself
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4R8HTIgHUU video]] for Music/DavidBowie's "Valentine's Day" consists of just about nothing but David playing guitar while making a Slasher Smile at the camera.
* [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Annie Lennox]] has an unexpected one at the very end of the music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU-zTf5mjp8 Little Bird]]
* La Camilla from Army of Lovers displays a rather frightening one in the video for "Obsession" as she's rolling her fellow band mate down the hall in a wheelchair. And later, while cutting his head open.
* Then-prime minister UsefulNotes/TonyBlair is depicted with such a smile in a hidden booklet included with early pressings of Music/{{Radiohead}}'s ''Music/KidA''. It's every bit as unsettling as it sounds.
* The [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors. No wonder he's smiling.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* The Devil in ''Pinball/DevilsDare'' has this on the backglass.
* The Jinx King from ''Pinball/MagicGirl'' has one as part of his VillainousHarlequin appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Podcasts]]
* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The mysterious hunter in "First Hunt" is described as having a smile with "far too many teeth to it". As you'd expect from the trope, he is indeed a killer, HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/RandyOrton doesn't smile often, but when he does....
* Wrestling/{{Batista}} could be like this as well, both as a face and as a heel.
* Wrestling/{{Kane}} too. Bonus points for not ''needing'' to smile to look scary.
* Wrestling/BethPhoenix is the rare Diva who is able to smile evilly without making it look the ''least'' bit sexy.
* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Throughout most of his career he tried to keep his missing tooth hidden behind his lips, but WWE bookers decided to have him accentuate it with a slasher smile.
* Wrestling/MadisonRayne, even when giving a genuinely friendly smile looks really unnerving.
* So far in NXT, a slasher smile seems to be Asuka's trademark. During her NXT contract signing she was interrupted and teased by Emma and Dana Brooke, and just before she walked backstage she turned around and smiled so creepily it scared them both into silence. She followed up by getting a bit of an ass kicking from Billie Kay in her debut match - then after Billie mocked her, she smiled, and proceeded to ''hurt'' her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'s'' signature Dusk Caste Abyssal is known as the Maiden of the Mirthless Smile.
* The [[TheFairFolk Dark Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are usually depicted with this in artwork. Hardly surprising considering [[CombatSadomasochist what many of they are]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* Umbridge in ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]''. Especially when she's accusing Cho of being perfect and after she fires Lupin and Harry tells her to "do your worst".
* Red Caboose from ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''. [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/us03_40.jpg And]] [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/j90_28.jpg how]] [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/b97_22.jpg very]].
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': It is said of Sweeney that he seldom laughed but often smiled.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* The Piraka of ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' all have giant Slasher Smiles plastered on their faces.
** The story points out that their frowns are ''worse''.
* When photos of the toy for [[KidAppealCharacter Hot]] [[TheLancer Shot]] of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' showed up, his prototype was shown with [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:ArcherSays.jpg a ridiculously unhinged-looking grin]], apparently a [[OffModel misapplication of the design artist's concept art]]. Fan reaction was immediate and for a while, it was known as the "jAam Smile" after a popular bit of MemeticMutation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
%%* [[VideoGame/AoOni Ao. Oni.]]
* Darmanitan from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Just think about what is going through its mind.
** Then there's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/5c/Genesect_Army_M16.png Genesect]]. This smile [[FrozenFace seems to be permanent]] due to [[BigBad Team Plasma's]] [[WeCanRebuildHim power-boosting enhancements]].
** As for humans, [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Wes]] gives a heroic example when he blows up Team Snagem's hideout in the opening.
** [[spoiler:Lusamine]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' tips players off to the character's true self by sporting one of these around the middle of the game.
* Slightly subverted in ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'': The Cheshire Cat had this expression (it's significantly scarier than the CheshireCatGrin his other incarnations wore), but he was one of the few allies the player has in the game, and he never attacks Alice. Still, when he appeared and disappeared grin-first, followed by his crazy eyes, it was prime horror. It was never quite clear whether he was as mad as a box of frogs, or frighteningly sane. Considering the game takes the idea about Wonderland as a construct of Alice's mind to it's conclusion by making Alice [[AxCrazy batshit insane herself]] either possibility ends in horror.
** Alice herself demonstrates one near the end of the game's trailer.
* Kurow Kirishima of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' has perfected this trope.
* A picture of B.J. doing this represents the difficulty rating "I am Death Incarnate" on ''[[VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein3D}} Wolfenstein 3D]]'', which was [[http://i.imgur.com/LAQ9FaR.png carried on to the Uber difficulty]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{WolfensteinTheNewOrder}} Wolfenstein: The New Order]]''.
** Wilhelm Strasse gives one to B.J. He says he's a "happy man", except that's not a happy smile. That's a Slasher Smile...
* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' guy makes this expression when he picks up a new weapon.
* In the opening of ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', Luca Blight has one of the most frighteningly evil {{Slasher Smile}}s [[NightmareFuel imaginable, bordering on horror]] (a look that he keeps consistent throughout the game) and isn't just holding an axe or a knife, he's holding a decapitated head.
* Normally, Akuma in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' is a PerpetualFrowner. On the occasions he becomes Shin Akuma, however, his face twists into a horrific grin.
** M.Bison (Vega in Japan) almost always sports a slasher smile that is wide enough to show all of his teeth and even the gums. In his case, this expression overlaps with PerpetualSmiler.
** The not so well known variant of Ken, known as [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Violent Ken]], has one permanently plastered on his face. His altered nonchalant sounding voice and relaxed fighting stance makes him even creepier. His best attack involves screaming like a psychopath and panting heavily at the end just to seal the deal.
** Vega (Balrog in Japan) nothing brakes that {{Bishonen}} face better like that [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Hu6Q0tj7pmo/maxresdefault.jpg smile]] he cracks his V-trigger, no matter how beautiful and [[TheFightingNarcissist delicate]] he claims to be Vega is easily one of the most insane Street Fighters.
* Magaki in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'' has a terrible smile frozen on his face the entire time you fight him.
* Two bosses in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'', Cractus and Spoiled Rotten, twist their faces into grotesque, rabid grins after they've been hit several times. The freakiness is magnified by the fact that their heads alone take up more of the screen than Wario does.
* Two characters in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' display this: Caim, the dark and vicious AntiHero, and Arioch, the AxCrazy ActionGirl.
** Caim's is more noticeable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWIAbF-Gr0o the sequel.]]
* Kefka, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', has a sprite with NoMouth most of the time. However, in later incarnations he's indeed sporting one.
** If one looks closely at his [[OneWingedAngel final form]], you'll notice that he does in fact sport this smile. Either that, or a PsychoticSmirk.
** Dissidia tells us that he definitely is. Complete with [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger-style Joker makeup]].
** Sephrioth comes very close several times during ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' but manages to hold it back to smirk, except in Advent Children he can't hold it back during his Resurrection and shows some [[http://thelifestream.net/wp-content/uploads/strength.jpg teeth]]. In OVA Last Order he smiles mouth open wide to let out a EvilLaugh while wrecking Zack fair in mid air.
** Cid Highwind frequently and Barret as well.
* The Horseless Headless Horsemann from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has one of these carved into his jack o' lantern head, as well as on his [[WeaponOfChoice huge ax]].
* Jackle in ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' is constantly wearing one plastered over his otherwise invisible face. You kind of get the picture that he's absolutely insane, because just adding that evil cackle... *shudder*
* Sweet Tooth of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', and in fact most {{monster clown}}s.
** Calypso from the same series might apply if you count most of the endings for ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2''.
* The [[MeaningfulName Heaven Smile]] creatures from ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' have these all the time. This, combined with their [[EvilLaugh freaky laughter]], makes them horrifying for many players.
** All that concept art where Dan Smith does it.
* Baraka from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' perpetually has a deranged, fanged one that distorts his entire face. This, along with his {{glowing|EyesOfDoom}} cat-eyes, can be a bit distracting to some players.
** Mileena has a similar smile on her face, one that's usually hidden behind her ninja mask.
** This is due mostly to the fact that both are Tarkatan (well, Mileena is half Tarkatan) and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily thus have pointy teeth too big to be covered by their lips.]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Gannondorf [[http://gamefreaks.se/peter/files/2014/08/GanondorfTWW.png especially]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. In fact he's still grinning even when Link puts the Master Sword though his skull.
** The Happy Mask Salesman of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' almost always combines this with EyesAlwaysShut. When he ''stops'' smiling and his eyes open, he shows his other expression: unimaginable rage. The Link [[NightmareFuel Elegy of Emptiness statue]] also has it.
** Memorably done in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', by Midna in a flashback sequence. In fairness, she was a bit nasty and more of an AntiHero at the time, but grew out of it with some CharacterDevelopment.
** Link!!! of all people has one just after having a NightmareSequence has creepy dreamy smile [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lummrlGMUZ1r6waswo1_500.gif appear]] on his face when the dark thoughts take over his mind, but he snaps out of it and drops to his knees horrified.
** Cole from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
--> "So why don't you go polish up that train of yours? Not that it matters much...([[http://pm1.narvii.com/6035/f415a33dff11e058b428d18647749114b749ab07_hq.jpg grin]]) "The thing will be useless before long..."
** After killing Hectan in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Wand of Gamelon]]'', Zelda says "Good" and smiles.
* Emil of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' gets one of these during his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6TBySMxhhI Devil's Hellfire]] [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]]. Made all the more disturbing since Emil (outside of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Ratatosk mode]]) is normally a milquetoast to rival [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] himself.
** Alice from the same game appears to have this as well. The way she occasionally switches from her typical smiley expressions to her evil-/scary-looking one in a single instant is so creepy it makes her bear an uncanny resemblance to a [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask certain aforementioned mask salesman...]]
* Alexei from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' displays one in [[SuperMovePortraitAttack his cut-in]] just before the climax of his Brilliant Cataclysm mystic arte.
* Barbatos Goetia displays a very unsettling one for his "No Items Ever!" mystic arte in the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation2}}S2 remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
* The little ghosts that appear mostly in [[{{Halloweentown}} Pumpkin Hill]], and dotted around other stages in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' each have a rather creepy, fanged, smile.
* Karel of ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' is an AntiHero with this. He's also something of an AxCrazy guy, considering he both constantly talks about loving to kill and he also [[spoiler:murdered his whole family so he could get a sword]]. By the way, he looks like this [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/fire-emblem-rnk/art-024.jpg]].
** [[spoiler: Zephiel has one at the end of ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' as well.]]
** Ashnard, Mad King of Daein and main antagonist of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'', is probably the definitive example.
* The Chrysalids ([[http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Chrysalid UFO Wiki link]]) from ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''.
** Similarly, their masters, the Snakemen, have a wicked toothy smile. But then again, they don't have any visible lips.
* The Replica assassins ([[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:POAssassin.jpg image link]]) from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]''
** [[ImAHumanitarian Paxton Fettel]] has one of these plastered on his face almost constantly.
* The ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' fangame ''DotFlow'' has some of these, as shown in this walk-around video ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPNpFkzBn5w video link]]) -- for example, there are quite a few shark-toothed, bloody-grinning white blob things (whose faces are otherwise featureless) in the area first entered at 1:20, and the painting at 15:14 is of a surreal abstract line-art slasher smile.
** There are also at least two places in ''[[DotFlow .flow]]'' where [[spoiler:the walls are '''made of''' those slasher-smiling white things, their mouths open even wider, and in one place it looks like their skins are strung up with the smiles still in the middle... even worse, the entrances to these places '''are''' the mouths of the white creatures]]. There's a video of these areas, too ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTIkxnPcUIA&feature=related video link]]) -- one of the areas is entered first at 1:11, and more of it and the second area are shown starting at 7:40.
** When the re-occurring character known as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Smile']] is struck with the steel pipe, he gets one of these. After the event occurs, Smile will grin every time you pull out the pipe in front of him... (for the morbidly curious, here's the recorded event: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jpftgZrEmQ&feature=related video link]]
* AxCrazy [[spoiler:pre-HeelFaceTurn Maverick Zero]], as seen before the climax of ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''. And fitting, since ''he's built for the sole purpose of destroying the world''.
** [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Bass]] in the original series mostly looks like TheStoic. When he does smile, however, it's invariably either a PsychoticSmirk or this trope. [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:Forte_manga.jpg Behold!]]
* Vanitas, once you finally see him without the helmet in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep,'' [[http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/megaflamehedge/spoilers/18.png is rather good]] [[http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/megaflamehedge/spoilers/19.png at these.]] (WARNING: both images are major spoilers.)
** Several kinds of [[TheHeartless heartless]] have permanent smiles plastered on their faces.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** The cover for ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has [[AntiHero Walter]] sporting one of these, and [[spoiler: Issachar]] also suddenly sports one of these when he begins to turn into a demon.
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', [[spoiler:Flynn, the saviour of Tokyo and Mikado,]] sports a very ''wrong''-looking one of these while fighting [[spoiler:Merkabah and Lucifer]] in Camp Ichigaya. It's a warning sign that [[spoiler:it's actually Shesha disguised as him.]]
** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/Persona3'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', and ''VideoGame/Persona5'' all get one the first time they summon their [[FightingSpirit Persona]]. The [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie film adaptation]] of ''Persona 3'' makes it even more prominent... and the gruesome summoning method of ''shooting himself in the head'' makes it particularly striking in both the game and movie.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the [[spoiler:final boss]] sports a mask which is nothing but a pair of hollows for eyes and an immense grinning mouth; this is in contrast to other Major Arcana Shadows, whose masks are either inhuman or emotionless.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', [[spoiler:the real Killer, Adachi,]] sports these after [[spoiler:being found out]].
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Several of your party members will pop creepy FaceFramedInShadow smiles right before their [[GuardianEntity Persona]] unleashes a damaging CriticalHit on an enemy. Yusuke in particular has an absolutely ''viscous'' one when he first summons his Persona.
* Certain levels in ''VideoGame/{{WET}}'' has a random {{mook|s}} charging Rubi, who promptly shoots them. Blood sprays onto her face, which triggers Rage Mode and she wears a psychotically evil slasher smile throughout the level.
** She also flashes one when she uses her sword to [[GroinAttack slice someone's wee wee off]].
* Scarlet from ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming''.
* The fairy queen in the fake ending cutscene of ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', revealing that [[TrueFinalBoss Zero-Two is still possessing her]].
* A heroic (and utterly strange) example is [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Daxter]]. The reason it's strange is that he's a [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass goofy wisecracking sidekick with a bit of badass thrown in]]. Only shown off in-game by his SuperpoweredEvilSide. Every other time, it's part of an HD image promoting ''Jak X''.
* [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] wear these in the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft series]]. The Goblin Shredder pilot has a particularly mad grin.
* [[spoiler: Matt Engarde]] shows a particularly disturbing one when you make him show his true colors in the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game.
** In ''Investigations'' [[spoiler:Shih-na]] gets a bit of one when unmasked as one of the villains before eventually going on to a full-blown ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''-style EvilLaugh.
*** As does [[spoiler: Manfred von Karma]], although it's only slightly creepy unless you know that [[spoiler: he murdered Edgeworth's father. AAI doesn't specifically spell it out, most likely to avoid spoiling those who haven't played the original game, but to those in the know it's creepy. ]]
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', both hurlocks and genlocks sport permanent Slasher Smiles and it's arguable that Shrieks also have one.
* Hot Coldman, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', constantly smiles rather psychotically during his appearances. In fact, outside of being the man [[MoralEventHorizon who set The Boss up]] or [[BaldOfEvil The baldie]], probably the most recognizable characteristic of his ''is'' the smile.
** [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]] does this a lot too.
** The [[spoiler:fake]] Colonel from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', during his conversation with Raiden [[spoiler:nearing the end of the game]], occasionally gives off a [[GlasgowGrin Glasgow-esque grin]] (akin to Heath Ledger's Joker character or Dissidia's redesign of Kefka Palazzo.). Justified, as during these occasions, the Colonel's face often takes a form resembling a skull.
** Jetstream Sam's introduction scene in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' comes with one of these. It just looks ''wrong'' on several levels, UncannyValley inclusive, but this is probably intentional to add an additional sense of unease to him.
** Raiden also sports several in the same game, after [[spoiler: reawakening his [[AxCrazy Jack the Ripper]] persona]].
** In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', Colonel Volgin flashes quite a lot of these, usually before cheerfully committing acts of depraved cruelty and evil. His most memorable slasher smiles occur when he [[spoiler: nukes his own country]] just [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], when he sees that [[spoiler:Snake has lost bladder control because of how intensely he's being tortured]], while saying "[[{{Squick}} Yes! Yes! ''That's'' what I want to see!]]" His other most memorable one is when he controls the Shagohod, and, while laughing maniacally, mows down his own men, again, seemingly just because he can. A lot of these traits are why Volgin is one of the few villans in the Metal Gear franchise to have next to no fans who sympathize with him, because he has no FreudianExcuse, no underlying issues, other than an extreme and insatiable sadism.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Jin gets to sport one of these whenever he's around Ragna.
** In the sequel we have [[spoiler: Hazama/Terumi]] who's smile is perfectly fitting for his [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] personality. Especially on the Japanese audio track.
* Dimentio in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is heavily implied to have a constant smile especially when committing very atrocious acts such as murder.
** Always sported by Fawful from [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]].
* Rajan shows one in ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' before the title card for "The Predator Awaits" episode, (and for the picture for the chapter) Dimitri shows one to a lesser extent at the end of his intro scene, along with crazy ass eyes.
* Schwartz, the protagonist of the second generation in ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki 2'' sports this when he is about to kick someone's ass all over the place.
* [[spoiler:Red Savarin]] of ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' gets an absolutely crazy one when The Order is given. His usual upbeat, happy-yet-stubborn demeanor means it's ''even creepier''.
* [[spoiler:Barthandelus]], BigBad of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', sports one of these at all times in his true form as a [[PhysicalGod fal'Cie]]. In his [[RecurringBoss first]] battle, he even has an attack called ''"Thanatosian Smile"'', which later gets upgraded to [[EvilLaugh "Thanatosian Laughter"]].
* In ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'', any crow enemy will always have a ''massive'' one on its mug.
** Likewise, this extends to all the bosses too, save for Dark Raven and ''maybe'' Dark Corvo.
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'': Daniella (The Maid) spends a lot of her screen-time doing this, or laughing rather... [[ImmodestOrgasm interestingly]]. [[http://ezprint.dwdata.com/img/4a7d688b732c565514bf60fda431b65d_11504208660.jpg See]] [[http://ezprint.dwdata.com/img/00c43b07ea898854556832b54aed8b68_11504204810.jpg for]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110416231506/clocktower/images/3/34/DaniellaClose.jpg yourself]].
* Brad Kilstein in ''VideoGame/PsychicForce'' tends to sport this, especially when his [[SplitPersonality 'sadistic killer side']] emerges. Which is... most of the time.
* When Haseo [[spoiler: awakens his Skeith Avatar]] in ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU .Hack//G.U.]]'' volume one he's revealed to be wearing one after [[spoiler: he summons Skeith's scythe and prepares to use it to slaughter Bordeaux and her lackeys.]]
* Master Contra from ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
* Found on one of the last fictional characters you'd expect in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. Should you decide to take the troublemaker path with Mickey himself, he'll begin to crouch low and sport one of these grins, looking all the more like a rat than a mouse in the process.
* Doctor Minoru Kamiya in Yu Yu Tokubetuhen flashes one of these when using his scalpel attack.
* [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Dedede]] of all characters manages a surprisingly creepy one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8kXIEuOwU the intro for gourmet race]]
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', [[spoiler:Yomiel]], wears one of these when he is first encountered. It's made especially unnerving by the fact that [[spoiler:he looks identical to the main character Sissel]].
* Oblio of ''Dance Central'' when dancing "Body Movin" gives a smile that's just scary.
* The Super Mutants in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have a permanent grinning expression.
* [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 The Purple Man]] is almost always seen with a smile when he's doing his...[[WouldHurtAChild activities.]] [[spoiler: "Almost" being when he's [[VillainousBreakdown freaking out]] when confronted by the spirits of the children he's killed.]]
** Springtrap from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' has this ''[[GlasgowGrin all the damn time.]]'' [[spoiler:Makes sense, since he's what's left of the Purple Man.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Flowey the Flower's normal smile turns into an enormous toothy grin that takes up almost his entire face when he [[BitchInSheepsClothing reveals his true colors]]. It's especially unnerving when [[spoiler: he becomes Omega Flowey in the final battle of the Neutral ending.]]
** Papyrus and Sans, it's [[DemBones natural]] for them.
* The citizens of Wellington Wells ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' smile almost constantly, even when they're trying to beat you to death for [[DefectorFromDecadence being a Downer]]. The most extreme example is probably the Doctors, who will come after you if you fake [[FantasticDrug taking Joy]] and have big, unnerving rictus smiles on their faces at all times.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* The dragon in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' has a slasher smile for her default smile. The protagonist kind of hates it, even in the good ending.
* [[spoiler: Kotonoha]], in the one of the bad endings of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. [[spoiler: The one where she kills Sekai, more specifically]]
** [[spoiler: Sekai]] also gets one in another of the bad endings when [[spoiler: she kills Kotonoha.]]
* Gilgamesh of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' shows off a particularly disturbing one of these after [[spoiler: making the Holy Grail manifest in the U.B.W. story route]]. For a 'yippee, destruction and fire!' variant, watch the activation of his best Noble Phantasm, or get an eyeful of [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2207/491i.jpg this image]].
* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:Clover]] has one in the [[spoiler:Axe Ending.]]
* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has several. [[spoiler:There's possessed Ayumi, Kizami, Sachiko, and the shadowy creature at the end of Chapter One (if it catches you)... who turns out to be Sachiko's mother.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': ''Everyone'' has them by the dozens. [[spoiler:The ''real'' culprit, though, has a perpetually blank appearance, which is even creepier in contrast.]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** Beatrice, the Golden Witch has a rather good one, completely with [[FangsAreEvil not-so-]]CuteLittleFangs. It's a particularly common expression when she's trolling Battler.
** Also, Maria, when she's in CreepyChild mode. Which, in the anime, is ''[[{{Narm}} ALL THE TIME]]''.
** Lamdadelta has this. Especially [[ArtEvolution her sprite]] from the [[UpdatedRerelease PS3 version of the game]]. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lamdadelta_evil_5464.png See for yourself]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Unsurprisingly (being a jack-o-lantern), ''Webcomic/ZackJack''[='s=] StingyJack has this as his default expression. ''[[https://d30womf5coomej.cloudfront.net/c/c1/4e420e8a-3976-48af-94b0-055e0cf05270.jpg Look at him!]]''
* The Jägermonsters (clawed, fanged, monstrous {{super soldier}}s) from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have been known to do this - and most of them are on the ''good guys''' side.
** The eponymous heroine herself, though not a violent person, is also prone to sporting a scary grin when she's in [[TheMadnessPlace the "madness place"]], i.e. in the throes of a bout of mad SCIENCE! And when she does, the ''Jägermonsters'' stay out of her way...
*** She also sports this smile fairly often when [[spoiler:possessed by the Big Bad.]]
** The comic's resident [[AxCrazy bloodthirsty maniac]], Bangladesh [=DuPree=], breaks out one quite often. When she does, ''run.''
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081105 Gil, too]], when he's in a ''really'' bad mood. Or when he knows something bad is going to happen... to you.
** ''All'' the Sparks do it any time they go into TheMadnessPlace. Along with the changing speech bubbles, it's the biggest visual cue.
* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' when Dora puts her foot down on Faye being friendly to customers, and the best she can manage is scaring them off with what Dora calls a [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1215 "horrible rictus."]] The title of the strip is even "[[Film/TheDarkKnight Why So Serious?]]"
** Dora sports one of her own [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1323 here.]] The broadsword doesn't hurt, either.
** And Hannelore displays a [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 very disturbing one]] when she sees a nice little kitty named Mieville.
*** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1584 The cat in question also used one in the previous strip.]]
*** And from Jeph's Livejournal: [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/random/friends.png FRIENDS]]
** [[CloudCuckooLander Emily]] gets [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3150 something similar for a brief moment]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext when attacking Bubbles with a rubber mallet.]]
** Most recently, Bubbles' boss [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Corpse Witch]] tries to pull one off when Bubbles confronts her [[spoiler: about her missing memories]]. Bubbles is unimpressed... ''[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3405 and counters with her own.]]''
* Charby of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' is quite good at these. Yiska's [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/839 got one as well.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul''
-->[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-gift-giving Giving someone a story to tell is easy. All it takes is a smile.]]
* Webcomic/AliceGrove gets one in her self-named webcomic [[http://www.alicegrove.com/post/105572876174/alice-youre-getting-creepy when she gets the upper hand in a fight]].
* Jenny Curtiss uses this to convince her boss in [[http://techfox.comicgenesis.com/d/20020703.html this]] scene from ''Webcomic/TwentyFirstCenturyFox''.
** The author even hangs a ShoutOut lampshade on it.
*** Which leads us to...
* Florence Ambrose from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' often [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01453.htm falls prey]] to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00354.htm this by accident]] when trying to be friendly, probably because she's a genetically engineered anthropomorphic wolf.
** She uses it [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00098.htm deliberately]] to convince Sam to do what she wants him to.
* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'' has [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-46.html a classic instance]] from the quite-probably AxCrazy [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** TokenEvilTeammate Belkar gets one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html here]] after [[spoiler:his RestrainingBolt is ''finally'' removed right as a group of hostile characters enter the room, giving him free reign to slaughter wantonly once more.]]
** He gets another one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0620.html later]], though this time he's just trying to freak out his GenreSavvy party members.
** Haley of all people gets [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1051.html a vicious expression]] when Vaarsuvius solves a "can't [[BackStab Sneak Attack]] with nowhere to hide" problem by casting Extended Greater Invisibility on her.
* Joel of ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' sports a prime example [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20090317 here]].
* This is the default facial expression for [[http://www.wncomic.com/images/characters/lawler.jpg Lawler]], the PsychoForHire of ''Webcomic/WhiteNoise''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' trouble boys [[LovableRogue Rocky]] Rickaby and [[HiddenDepths Calvin]] [=McMurray=] both possess [[http://lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=49 alarming]] [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=78 smiles]]. This is one of Rocky's [[CheshireCatGrin primary expressions]], but for his quiet, unassuming, cousin Calvin, it generally doesn't show unless he's [[AxCrazy pumping]] [[LaughingMad someone]] [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter full of lead]].
** "I thought this was my sincere smile. Isn't this my sincere smile?"
** Mordecai, a [[ProfessionalKiller killer-for-hire]] who has a [[FourEyesZeroSoul hard time with emotions]], managed to unsettle Viktor when his [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=29 attempt]] at a seductive smile turned into one of these.
* [[SociopathicHero Ken]] from ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' has a memorable one going [[http://nn4b.com/comic/366 in the last panel of this comic]]. It's worth noting that he also has one both in the strip before that one and two strips after. [[MookHorrorShow Those poor]] {{mooks}}...
* Nina in [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/kitty this]] ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' strip.
* Kimi of ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue'' [[http://cblue.katbox.net/index.php?strip_id=183 here]].
* Of all people, Rayne from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' sports one [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20091026 here. ]]
* ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' has Skoll, who sports one when fighting hand to hand against a fire team of rebels armed only with a sword.
* Osiris of Webcomic/{{Voices}} is a Heroic example, initially of the SociopathicHero type, later less so.
* Visarah from ''Webcomic/{{Uncreation}}.'' Talk about [[http://uncreation.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=16 nightmare fuel]].
* VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}} from ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' tends to have one whenever [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050107 Ran-bombs]] are brought up.
* Vriska Serket of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' wears the biggest shit-eating smile possible as she [[spoiler: waves Tavros's severed legs in front of him, just before impaling him on a lance and throwing him off a cliff.]]
** That's at least a semi-comedic example, since both Vriska's expression and gesture are [[CrossesTheLineTwice just too ludicrously twisted]] to be taken seriously... but if you're interested in an example played ''bone-chillingly'' straight, why not say hello to [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005342 Gamzee]]]]?
** Aradia, of all [[EmotionlessGirl people]], pulls one right before she [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?p=005197&s=6 timestops Bec Noir]]]].
*** She also sports one for a substantial chunk of Act 6 Intermission 5, creeping John out immensely.
*** This latter instance has become MemeticMutation, and it has become a popular activity on Website/{{Tumblr}} and Website/{{Facebook}} to cut and paste Aradia's face into places it does not belong.
** [[spoiler:Caliborn]] arguably tops them all. During his [[TheReveal Reveal]], his psychotic grin is utterly terrifying - and he pulls it right before he ''chews his own leg off''.
** [[spoiler:Jane]], when entering [[spoiler:Trickster Mode]] after [[spoiler:licking the combined juju lollipop]]. There's a whole dance and everything. It's truly terrifying.
* Wrecking Paul from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', in [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1991016/try-and-stop-me/ this strip.]]
* Penny Levac of ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' manages ''two'' distinct ones in [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=432 this strip]].
* [[Webcomic/WebcomicsUnited Mr. Ohm]] has done ''[[http://comic.guedesav.blog.br/strip/97 things]]'' in high school. Whatever it was, it can't be good. Not with that sharky smile of his...
* Emperor Luca [=deSadar=] from ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' gets some wide, toothy smiles while debating an ambassador from another country about the other country's recent history of genocide and torture against his people. It doesn't help that it's been strongly hinted that Luca suffered those tortures personally, or that the author has specifically stated that big, toothy grins are ''not'' associated with good humor in his culture. [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2009/11/03/2-11/ See for yourself]].
* [[KnifeNut Seth Williams]] of ''Webcomic/{{Remus}}'' sports one [[http://www.remuscomic.com/2012/02/20/018/ here]], right before he [[ColdBloodedTorture has "a little fun"]] with Ryan.
* Mike of the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} hardly ever smiles. [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-11/02-the-relationshipocalypse/smile/ Thank god.]]
* ''Webcomic/OlympusOverdrive'': Eris has one. "We could all use a little ''discord'' after all!"
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': Ran's attempt to force a laugh turns into something like this, causing Tamaryu and Shisuki to [[PottyFailure piss themselves in fear]]. Her "smile" makes another appearance while groping Tamaryu.
* ''Webcomic/MorphE'' features [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1677596/page-4-getem/ a knife wielding woman with a slasher grin]] in the prologue.
* The Sarnothi in ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}'' can easily pull this off - especially with their being apex predators with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
* ''Webcomic/StringTheory'', mostly from Phineas.
* Sobek of ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' looks at Edith with a very fangs-filled smile when he realizes that Anpu's return and Edith's appearance mean his boring life is about the get interesting.
* Pandora from ''Webcomic/{{ElGoonishShive}}'', a scary old and powerful Immortal who lives in a near constant state of boredom, tends to sport one of these whenever she's about to get someone [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=824 involved]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1910 in something]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=303 "fun."]]
* In ''[[CKarrus CKarrus]]'', [[DarkActionGirl Xylla's]] default expression seems to be this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Trollface, of course.
* Tez On Toast from ''WebVideo/KateModern'', for whom this expression may as well be a smile of recognition. Truly chilling.
* The Tails Doll Short, which can be found [[http://comickpro.deviantart.com/art/Tails-Doll-79228090?offset=50#comments here]]. You will never, EVER look at [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] the same way again.
* Red, the fox from Roleplay/RubyQuest, has a slasher smile which is of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Origin]].
* {{WebVideo/Ask That Guy|WithTheGlasses}} will tell you all about this, in great detail. Just ask him.
** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob. He's a dashingly handsome man, but he has a [[http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn407/Icaenea/SlasherSnob.jpg creepy smile]]. Jack Nicholson, anyone?
** [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] can have some very creepy smiles at times.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is a gorgeous lady, but Lindsay smiling genuinely is ''very'' different from the Chick's usual grin, which is just far too wide and teeth baring-y to be anything but disturbing.
** [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] has one that regularly scares the hell out of viewers.
* Bubs from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a big toothy grin permanently plastered on his face, which results in making some already decidedly non-happy situations downright creepy with him around.
* Played with in the ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' with Kaiba's normal-looking, yet still-disturbing smile. "Every time Kaiba smiles, a puppy dies."
** He does it [[spoiler:twice]] in the newly released Episode 42.
---> ''[[spoiler: [As Odion summons Mega-Ultra Chicken]]]''\\
'''Kaiba[Grinning]:''' Oh god yes! ''["+ 100 Dead Puppies" is written on the bottom]''
* Flippy from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' whenever he goes into AxCrazy mode.
* Kirby has a biiiiig one in ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl''.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dr-nagyfi-rich%C3%A1rd Dr. Nagyfi Richárd]] often sports a version of this.
* Creator/StuartAshen sports one at the beginning of his "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX9veeOMxeQ Video Remix Competition]]" video, just before his FourthWallGreeting.
* Jack Douglass of WebVideo/JacksFilms is known for his, generally referred to by fans as the "Creeper Face".
* Pinkie Pie from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqVVtaWd8Pw video]] ''WebAnimation/{{Smile}}''.
** Pinkie Pie again in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUBuVdkskA this]] video by Viva "IMMATOONLINK" Reverie.
* Simon in ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', particularly when he blows Roy up with dynamite.
* [[WalkingSpoiler A character]] has this in the BlackBoxTV episode [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6IyOrMWnQ The Babysitter.]][[http://blackboxtv.tumblr.com/post/55154471828/j0eygraceffa-the-babysitter-new-blackboxtv Here's a picture.]] Link contains spoilers.
* [[Creator/{{Laina}} The Overly Attached Girlfriend]].
* [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro]] does this in his more horror-related videos, reasonably.
* The necromancer Sawyer is never seen without one of these on his face in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.
* WebVideo/FilthyFrank can pull off a hell of creepy smile when he wants to, best demonstrated with [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/56/72/1e/56721e57139a1ff0fbe00230d57793d7.jpg Pink Guy.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch smiles in a sinister fashion when he gets his "wonderful, ''awful'' idea" to impersonate Santa Claus and steal Christmas.
* The twin kittens in ''Best Ed'' give these all the time, the only time they DROP their smile is at Buddy the Squirrel, who gives an OhCrap moment whenever they do.
* [[spoiler:William Dunbar]], of all people in '' WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' displays this while in Lyoko while [[spoiler:possessed by XANA after the ending of the third season.]] This is helped by the fact that he is given a {{BFS}} to use as weapon while backed up by Monsters.
* Fred in the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "Freaky Fred".
* Many cartoon sharks grin at their victims as they sneak up from behind. For instance, the ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' promotional posters featured a blood-crazed Bruce looming over Dory and Marlin.
** Possibly an example of TruthInTelevision, or, more accurately, Urban Legend In Television. In the past, some people believed that sharks grinned and winked as they moved in for the kill. In actual fact, sharks' jaws swing down and forward to allow them to bite, and a membrane moves to cover their eyes so that they don't get damaged in the assault. [[ThreateningShark The look certainly gives the appearance of a scary grin, which may go some way to explain why sharks are such demonised predators.]] It seems unlikely that anyone being attacked by a shark would care whether it looked like it was grinning or not.
** In a similar vein: [[Literature/MobyDick "I grin at thee, thou grinning whale."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' typically dons one of these before unleashing {{doom|yDoomsOfDoom}} on the PunyEarthlings, more-likely-than-not followed by an EvilLaugh.
* Creator/ChuckJones' ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' has the eponymous character grow one that takes up most of his face when he gets the "wonderful, ''awful'' idea!" to steal Christmas.
* Psycho, aka "Smiley," TheDragon from ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''.
* Mr. Crocker from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is an expert in these kinds of smiles. That grin is made even funnier when it shatters. Complete with a sound of breaking glass.
* Vendetta from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' has shown one out of aggression and frustration in the episode Super Evil.
* Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Total Drama|Island}}'' shows these from time to time. More so in the second season.
** [[spoiler: Mike's SplitPersonality Mal]] is also fond of giving them in the fifth season.
** [[BigBad The Ice Dancers]] both give one in [[spoiler: the last episode.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula's iconic PsychoticSmirk [[SanitySlippage gradually morphs into one of these over the course of the last few episodes of the series.]]
** Her father, Firelord Ozai, also sports one in the finale when he's attempting to burn down the entire Earth Kingdom.
** [[CuteBruiser Toph]]'s first sign of emotion in the series after winning the Earth Rumble tournament is to [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3660/3280963704_94fcb87cd3.jpg grin]] like the boss she is.
** Sokka has a [[http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Sokka_2d6392_841964.jpg truly epic one]], when he trying to sneak up on Aang [[TrainingMontage during training]] which has long since become meme-bait.
* Pinkie Pie gives us an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RWk171beU absolutely terrifying example]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Party of One".
** Later on in Season 2's "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle's SanitySlippage results in a rapidly-worsening succession of disturbing [[TheUnsmile Unsmiles]]. [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/186/252/71479%20-%20Cutie_Mark_Crusaders%20Sweetie_Belle%20animated%20apple_bloom%20cmc%20hi_girls%20insane%20scootaloo%20twilight_sparkle.gif?1318691772 Taken out of context]], these can result in some ''severe'' horror. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkSwmhp2sg This]] is probably the most famous "smile" she gives.
** Discord from Season 2 also gives a nice one when he pretty much Force Chokes the mane cast.
** Then there's Princess Cadence [[spoiler:Actually an impostor]] in "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1" when she [[spoiler:imprisons Twilight Sparkle.]]
** Trixie gives a nice one in the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]".
** In "Just for Sidekicks", Spike warns the Cutie Mark Crusaders not the leave the train in the Crystal Empire. In response, they each get one before subjecting him to TickleTorture.
** Rarity gives a [[StealthPun pretty]] good one in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]] when she shows off her new dress line she made while under the influence of the eponymous spell.
* During his mental breakdowns Ren of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' would often sport one of these.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible herself sported one of these at the end of [[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama her movie]], [[spoiler:right after she kicked [[EvilCounterpart Shego]] into a high-voltage electrical tower to what seems to be her death, crushed under said tower. However, she [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat survives]], frizzled and still smoking from the electrical shock, but without any major injuries. The shot showing this originally wasn't present, which made it look like Shego was killed. Test audiences were horrified, leading to the inclusion of the shot where she and Drakken are arrested and taken to jail.]]
** She also flashes one to Drakken before flattening him (and not for the first time) as well as to Jim and Tim when she thinks of the idea of soccer being a contact sport, when she thinks of using her SuperSpeed in Queen Bebe, and maybe a few other instances. And she's the ''good guy''.
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants wins a prize. He waits for it at the mailbox for an impossibly long time. He finally gets it, and it turns out to be a toy. Patrick, his idiot starfish friend, "breaks" it. Spongebob just has a frozen smile on his face as he looks down at it. The smile stays on the entire following conversation:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=] & Patrick:''' It's beautiful. (Patrick touches it and its springs pop out)\\
'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=]?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I waited so long...\\
'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=]?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' And you broke it...\\
'''Patrick:''' You okay, buddy?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Yes, yes I'm okay.\\
'''Patrick:''' (sighs) For a sec, I...\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' YOU! YOU RUINED MY FREE TOY!!!
** Also, "I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU, PATRICK!!"
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'': in the episode "Cry Wolf" Timber Wolf did this [[spoiler: showing us that he was [[BrainwashedAndCrazy under the nanite's influence]]]]
** In his debut episode, his [[EvilutionaryBiologist father]] also demonstrated this as he was going through his VillainousBreakdown while [[TheDogBitesBack he released his mutated animals to go after the Legion.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'''s Hexadecimal had many masks with different emotions, with which she expressed herself, but her Slasher Smile mask is arguably the most (in)famous of all. Scarcely an episode went by without her using it at least once, and she always insisted on sticking her face right up against the camera when she used it.
** In the season 2 finale Megabyte gives one to Bob before [[spoiler: launching him into a web portal.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise, being [[AxCrazy Heloise]], is prone to these. It's strangely adorable on her.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': [[spoiler: Eddy's Older Brother]] gives a particularly creepy one [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EddysBrother_3006.JPG of these]] in TheMovie.
** In a more comedic example, [[StalkerWithACrush The Kanker Sisters]] were prone to these too.
** So was [[EnfantTerrible Sarah]].
** And Eddy whenever he's cooking up a scam.
** Kevin too, right before he'd beat up one of the Eds.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] alternate between giving slasher smiles, psychotic smirks, or just [[DissonantSerenity smiling calmly]]. And yes, it's creepy.
* [[BadPowersGoodPeople Raven]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' dons one of these in "Nevermore", when her emotions and power go out of control.
* Combined with ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' song "We Are in Love", [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110717204245/looneytunesshow/images/1/1c/Snapshot20110717155807.png it might be hard]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110717204238/looneytunesshow/images/4/43/Snapshot20110717155804.png to look at Lola the same way anymore]].
* The [[PsychoForHire Grim Reaper]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' flashes one of these whenever he's about to fight someone. (Or whenever he's beaten them.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Green Goblin possesses one that is quite creepy combined with his EvilLaugh and [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor Sadistic One-Liners]].
* Near the end of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[spoiler:New Brian actually does give this when he tells Stewie of him using Rupert the Teddy Bear for his pleasure]], giving out the most evil slasher smile he ever gave.
** Stewie gives one in "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" when he gets his picture taken with Santa.
* Angelica of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' would sometimes indulge in one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' villain [[FutureMeScaresMe Dark Danny]] does this quite frequently - it's part of his charm. [[ArchEnemy Vlad Plasmius]] also gives us one from time to time when he's feeling especially deranged, but he mostly sticks to his PsychoticSmirk.
* Wayne Cramp of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' has this as a default expression.
* Try to name someone in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' who '''hasn't''' done one yet.
* [[EvilCounterpart Kevin 11]] did this ''very'' often in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''. He stopped doing this after [[HeelFaceTurn reforming]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''... [[spoiler:Then starts doing it again in season 1 of ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' after being turned insane again.]]
* WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar: [[OnlySaneMan Maurice]] flashes one after [[ItMakesSenseInContext knocking out King Julien with a rolling pin]] in the episode [[OutOfCharacterMoment "Kingdom Come."]]
* Jasper of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse gives of an especially [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QTtk44_5lCQ/maxresdefault.jpg menacing]] smile when [[FusionDance fusing]] with Lapis.
* In WesternAnimation/GravityFalls, "Bipper" (Bill Cipher while [[DemonicPossession possessing Dipper's body]] seems to be wearing one of these at almost [[http://animating-gravity.tumblr.com/post/97246312335/why-is-bipper-smiling-like-all-the-time all times]]. Considering he's a [[EldritchAbomination psychopathic dream demon]] bent on bringing about the end of the world who delights in causing Dipper's body insufferable torture while inside it, this seems rather appropriate, despite even how unnerving it is to see a character we know well look suddenly so malevolent. The artists even went as far as to slightly change the way his teeth and gums look in order to make it especially [[UncannyValley creepy]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'', Pepito gets a few in the "Bad Bat Hat" song. Pepito being the wearer of said hat and the song being about him being a naughty boy.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** Buttercup [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Buttercup_smiling_kindly.JPG gets]] [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Buttercup_giving_off_a_confy_smile.JPG a]] [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Vlcsnap-2015-09-04-20h53m59s153.png few]] in "Moral Decay". Also Blossom gives a rather sinister grin during the ending towards Buttercup.
** [[{{Satan}} Him]] is a master at doing this.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' does this quite often, usually before [[ChainsawGood using a chainsaw]] on [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s non-canon pilot has [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]'s [[http://www.dariawiki.org/wiki/images/thumb/1/1a/Daria%27s_smile.png/200px-Daria%27s_smile.png famous smirk]] as she performs a BatmanGambit to get petty revenge on [[DumbJock Kevin]]. {{Averted}} in the show proper, where Daria ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn now much more calm and deadpan]]) is instead prone to the occasional MonaLisaSmile.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* Many of the images on Encyclopedia Dramatica's [[http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/DO_IT_FAGGOT "DO IT FAGGOT"]] page can either be examples of {{Slasher Smile}}s or {{Cheshire Cat Grin}}s.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, Loki was often depicted with one of these (in some versions, due to a bet gone wrong Loki often had ''scars'' on his entire lip as well.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/60436 Smile.dog's]] nightmarish grin is like this.
* The urban legend of [[TheAdjectivalMan The Grinning Man]], told as an event that coincided with the Mothman sightings in West Virginia during the 1960s. [[http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/2452500/2452827_31a7_625x1000.jpg Some artistic renderings]] [[http://otherworldmystery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/grinning-man.jpg can be a little unsettling]].
** The last one... Is that Voldemort?
** That last image may be NightmareRetardant. It's an edited photo of the cockmongler.
*** It's only NightmareRetardant if you actually knew who the cockmongler was before hand. Otherwise?
* Death is usually seen as a skeleton (with some accessories, like a scythe). Ironically, a human skull seems to "smile" all the time.
* Play the ''VideoGame/LunaGame'', [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/722/TheLuna.png Never sleep again.]]
* [[CreepyPasta Jeff The Killer]]. [[NightmareFuel/CreepyPasta Go to sleep]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Actor Creator/JackBlack can be seen with these in a wide number of photos.
* The "literally smiling from ear to ear" disfigurement smile as evidenced by characters such as Kakihara in Ichi the Killer, Gwynplaine (of the aforementioned The Man Who Laughs), and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'''s Joker is commonly referred to as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_smile "Glasgow]] [[GlasgowGrin smile]]" and is not a terribly uncommon humiliation injury by gangs. The actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Flanagan_%28actor%29 Tommy Flanagan]][[note]]Actually from Glasgow, Scotland.[[/note]] sports one of these courtesy of being jumped outside a pub in his younger days.
** In Japan, legends abound of the ''kuchisake-onna'' (口裂け女), a female onryou with a surgical mask to conceal it and who is hellbent on returning the favor to every male she accosts around sundown
* Creator/JackNicholson.
** [[Film/TheShining "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!"]] (that tends to happen when you play those roles).
** ''With new Joker brand I get a grin again and again and again.''
* Creator/LonChaney was a master of this both in and [[http://i.imgur.com/e7zZM4H.jpg out]] of makeup.
* Creator/MichaelFassbender. There's a reason everyone on the Internet [[MemeticMutation thinks he's a shark]].
** Smiling too widely is a good way to unsettle a fencing opponent.
* Pittsburgh Steeler receiver Hines Ward is known for two things. The first is blocks so vicious and they made a new rule to try to keep him from hurting people. The second is almost always smiling. No matter how hard he gets hit, or how hard he hits someone, he gets up smiling like a lunatic.
* Cult leader and sexual deviant David Berg's slasher smile never seemed to leave his face. Makes you shudder and want to punch him at the same time.
* Creator/MarlonBrando, as seen [[http://images.wikia.com/godfather/images/4/49/Marlon_brando_make_up.jpg here]]. (He looks like he might have been told by the makeup artist to grin so that the artist knows which facial wrinkles to highlight. Still looks freaky.)
* UsefulNotes/JoeBiden smiles a lot: a nice smile, on the whole. But in this smile, as he [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-9-2004/finding-memo explains why we have the Geneva Convention,]][[note]]go to 5:15[[/note]] there's nothing but pure distilled rage. And NightmareFuel.
-->To protect ''my son'' in the military. That's why we sign these treaties.
* [[TheFundamentalist Shirley Phelps]] [[http://i.imgur.com/0G2jb.jpg tends to wear this expression during interviews]].
* Actor [[Series/TheAddamsFamily John Astin]] often sports one of these in his various roles.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Kehoe Andrew Kehoe]] was reportedly seen wearing one of these while heading toward Bath School, [[WouldHurtAChild half of which he had blown up with dynamite minutes earlier, killing 38 people (mostly kids)]]. Shortly thereafter, he blew up his car, killing himself and four others.
** In a similar vein, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Andrew_Williams Charles "Andy" Williams]] was smiling while shooting at his classmates.
* UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum often makes a goofy face at the camera that has become memetic. It involves a large, bizarre, Joker-like smile that makes him look insane. He's even worn shirts with himself making the smile.
* Music/DavidBowie could produce one when he was in the right mood.
* Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of stabbing 19 severely disabled people to death in a Japanese care home, has one of these in virtually every photo of him, both before and after the rampage.
* Alligators and crocodiles often appear to have a permanent one, though in reality this is just how their mouths are shaped.
[[/folder]]

----

to:

* At the end of the third segment of the 1975 made-for-TV movie ''Film/TrilogyOfTerror'' the eponymous "Amelia" crouches down low in an animalistic manner, hiding in the corner with a carving knife. She stabs at the floor with the weapon, grinning ferally and revealing the horrific teeth of the [[CreepyDoll Zuni doll]].
* In ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}},'' our hero spends 14 years alone in a cell that features a mirror marked with the message "Smile, and the world smiles with you." He practices a smile in the mirror through the years, without any hope or contact with another person, and it becomes quite unsettling. When he's finally released on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, he has occasions to show off his slasher smile while doing pretty horrible things.
* [[AxCrazy Chester]] gives truly creepy smiles like this in ''Film/{{DOA}}''.
%%* Brandt from ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.
* Creator/MeganFox displays one at various times in ''Film/JennifersBody''.[[spoiler: Most notably after she first becomes possessed and when she appears in Needy's vision sitting on top of the chair watching her and Chip have sex.]]
* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Dooku gives a very mocking, {{troll}}ish slasher smile just before incapacitating Obi-Wan.
* Loki gets frighteningly good at these during ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' to reflect his more...[[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope unhinged]] mental state since ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
** In the stinger, [[spoiler: Thanos has a happy thought. So he smiles.]]
* The mask of the killer ''Film/{{Smiley}}'' sports a stitched and bloody looking one.
* A ''velociraptor'' actually achieves one in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''. As it watches two children flee from a kitchen, it bares its front teeth in such a way that it ''actually'' seems to be grinning at them.
* Castor Troy from ''Film/FaceOff''. When Creator/NicolasCage becomes Sean Archer, he makes one HELL of a slasher smile after taking drugs while seeking refuge at Dietrich's apartment.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': Superman, of all people, in battle. So, probably for the best that he rarely smiles the entire film. He does [[WhenHeSmiles smile normally]] "at ease".
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. Toht, even when Dr. Jones threatens to destroy the Ark with a panzerfaust (the German army's bazooka equivalent).
* In the 2013 remake of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', the eponymous character sports a rather chilling one during her RoaringRampageOfRevenge. It's especially jarring when compared to the 1976 version of the same scene, in which her face remained frozen in a look of shock.
* ''Film/TheUnknown'': Alonzo's rictus grin when he finds out that Nanon and Malabar got married is something to behold.
* ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'': The evil Djinn has a perpetual smile on his face to show his joy at the people he can kill and amusement at their [[MuggingTheMonster belief they can boss him around]] (he's in human disguise at the time).
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Shaw gives one when [[spoiler: he thinks he's convinced Erik to join him.]]
* Some of the Commando Elite from ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' have an intimidating grin, but the winning candidate is Kip Killigan. Cheerful though he may be, that [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] grin of his is Slasher Smile number one, hands down.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}'': Par the course for the Joker, but even as his pre-transformation self he managed an absolutely terrifying rictus smile after he killed Bruce Wayne's parents and was about to do the same to the boy.
* The Mouth of Sauron from "Film/TheLordOfTheRings" does something that we are painfully forced to accept as a smile at the end of almost all of his lines.
* ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'': Ever expect to [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YoY6DEkZ6-w/TUO5W55dKNI/AAAAAAAABMI/_TcbMS2JA0g/s1600/lonesomerhodes.jpg see one]] from Andy Griffith? Holy ''shit.''
* ''Film/TheyLookLikePeople'': The "monsters" are associated with smiles. Wyatt has a nightmare (or is it?) of Christian with a gigantic smile frozen on his face as an ominous shape creeps up behind him and grabs his head. When Wyatt has an interaction with Mara and begins to suspect that she's a monster, he sees her with a giant, malevolent smile and irisless eyes.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Count Olaf in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* A few Death Eaters display this, as does Snape on occasion and Voldemort in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'': Done by the Other Mother, when she's not busy being a StepfordSmiler.
* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Dark Portal]],'' a rat called Smiler had a Slasher Smile on his face all the time...because he'd been rude to his superior as a child, and said superior had [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence cut off his lips]].
* Both Carcer and Mr. Teatime of Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books are described as smiling like this ''all the time''. The drawing of Mr. Teatime in ''The Art of Discworld'' perfectly illustrates this. Marc Warren does a good job with this in the TV adaptation, too.
** At one point in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the seriously pissed off "Vimes's grin was as funny as the one that moves very fast towards drowning men. And has a fin on top."
** Then there's [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Angua]], who at one point must have been smiling because "her mouth was open, and [[OhCrap all of her teeth were showing]]".
* A rare heroic version: [[TheBigGuy Ivarian Borenson]], of ''Literature/TheRunelords'' fantasy novels, is known for his chilling laughter and grin as he fights, which makes him feared even amongst warriors who have far more endowments (strength, stamina, speed, and so on taken from other people) than him. Not so much out of a love for killing, but [[GenreSavvy because it works far better at frightening other people than a war cry,]] so he got himself into the habit of laughing instead.
* Lijah Cuu from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels has one of these. In ''Straight Silver'', it is explicitly noted that "the most evil servants of Chaos would have killed to have a smile that lethal."
** In the next book, Abnett gives Magister Enok Innokenti (one of the most evil servants of Chaos ) an even better one. His smile is so hideous that it causes physical pain and nausea in humans and ''his daemonic bodyguard, who has murdered millions can't bear to look at it.''
* In Abnett's ''other'' Warhammer 40000 series ''Literature/Eisenhorn'', the demonhost Cherubael sometimes sports one of these. When he/it does, ''someone'' is going to die, very painfully.
* The eponymous creature of Edward Gorey's ''[[http://www.geocities.com/dav485q/wugglies/wuggly1.html The Wuggly Ump]]''.
* Professor Moriarty, SherlockHolmes' arch-enemy from the short story "The Final Problem." Holmes describes that, though Moriarty "smiled and blinked," there was something about the Professor's sunken eyes that made Holmes, a man who was used to danger, very glad to have a revolver with him.
* In Jack Vance's ''Literature/DyingEarth'' series, the character Iucounu the "Laughing Magician" perpetually supports one of these providing a clue that his sense of humor is not exactly benevolent.
* Perhaps inspired by the Jack Vance example, Steven Brust's novel ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter'' has the court wizard as a minor character and he is similarly described as always smiling creepily and chuckling in a questionably sane manner.
* ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'': Cinder of the Chandrian, an EvilAlbino, has a smile that is described as "the expression a nightmare wore."
* The huge, catlike Kzinti of Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' universe instinctively show their teeth when they feel a certain way. That way is ''not'' happy.
* From ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'':
-->"How cheerfully he seems to grin!
--> How neatly spreads his claws
--> And welcomes little fishes in
--> with gently smiling jaws!"
* Mr. Grin from the ''Literature/AlexRider'' book ''Stormbreaker''.
* Jaime Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' recalls in his youth facing a particularly brutal and psychotic fighter known as 'The Smiling Knight'. 3 guesses why he is named that. Luckily even a slasher smile is no match for Ser Arthur 'The Sword in the Morning' Dayne and his [[ThunderboltIron greatsword Dawn]].
* The Hellebore family from the Creator/TadWilliams' book ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' liked these. Anton Hellebore was described as having a smile like someone who'd learned it from a book, Lord Hellebore one with absolutely no good feelings in it, and the Terrible Child had one like someone pulling up the corners of a corpse's mouth.
* Creepy caretaker Heimertz from the ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' series has a constant slasher smile. During the Tv adaptation it is shown that he has had this smile since he was a child.
* OlderThanPrint: Skarphéðinn Njálsson has one in ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Brennu-Njáls Saga]]''. "And he grinned." is a common phrase in the story that implies that something really bad is about to go down.
* Randall Flagg/The Dark Man, is described as having a grin of such good cheer and jolliness which comes across however as so unsettling the human mind seems to block it out.
** Also from ''Literature/TheStand'' (where King first writes about Flagg) is Harold. Most of the other survivors in Boulder just see him as a StepfordSmiler... but the slightly damaged child Leo sees things a little differently.
--> It's like there are worms behind his eyes, and they're eating his brain and making him smile like that.
* Jame, the heroine of P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' series, smiles like this, and it is very, very bad news. It signifies the depths of her darkness, and the author said, "In a way, everything about Jame grew out of that chilling smile."
* In the ''Literature/KateDaniels'' series, Kate is trying to enlist a man's cooperation with her plan to hunt down and kill the people who have hurt her friend.
-->I gave him a smile. I was aiming for sweet, but he turned a shade paler and scooted a bit farther away from me. Note to self: work more on sweet and less on psycho-killer.
* Rictus in Creator/CliveBarker's ''The Thief of Always'' at first seems to be a harmless goofball who's always got a big, cheesy grin on his face - until the dark side of the Holiday House (his employer) makes itself known, and his smile becomes terrifying ([[GeniusBonus if Harvey Swick had read his dictionary]], he'd know that a "rictus" is the grin of a skull).
* In some of the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'' and any [[Literature/NewJediOrder other]] appearances written by Creator/AaronAllston, Wedge Antilles has often been known to smile like this - actually, while it can be assumed that he's got normal smiles, almost any time the narration ''says'' he's smiling it's this trope. Humorless, feral. He gives it to politicians when he sees through what they say to what they mean and most often to enemies he's about to shoot down.
** In the same books, "Runt" Ekwesh (being non-human) has a facial structure that even a friendly smile is described as looking like a prelude to a biting attack. He's keenly aware of this and takes full advantage of it when he wants to be menacing.
** ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' has Wedge shocked and taken aback by being discharged - Wedge, who was sixty and had been in service since the age of twenty - then realizing that people are going to try to kill him. The thought is so familiar that it steadies and reassures him, and he's able to flash someone a smile "suggesting that he was a rancor and they were made of meat".
* Sometimes it's a matter of perception. In Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''The Damned'' trilogy, the first encounter between the multiracial alien alliance's and humans highlights the differences between them and us when the human, Will Dulac, first bats the gun out of the hand of the nearest alien scout out of a self-defense reflex, then offering a handshake and smiling when he realized they weren't hostile. The sudden reflexive strike nearly broke the scout's hand, and the smile confuses and alarms them as they wonder why baring one's teeth could ever be considered a friendly gesture. They also didn't get the handshake.
* Similarly played in David Brin's ''Literature/{{Uplift}} War'' when an allied alien found it disturbing that humans bared their teeth and bark when amused.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Constantius does this while watching the guard be slaughtered and crucifying Conan.
* Geralt of Rivia is frequently said to be "smiling nastily," usually either to intimidate or show his supreme disdain for an idea or position that he's been put in.
* Gwynplaine from ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs'', as touched upon under the examples of The Joker and Mr. Sardonicus.
* The Steel Inquisitors from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' are exceptionally brutal enforcers of the Empire, and the chilling grins they have when going about their work are frequently remarked on. AntiHero Kelsier, leader of the rebellion, also smiles a lot because it's a way of proving that he's not beaten down, but from the point of view of his enemies (to whom he has little to no mercy) it comes off like this.
* Bleeder in ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'' displays one of these while between forms, described as having "a face of stretched muscle and grinning teeth" and being "all smiles" as she scrambles towards her terrified cabbie.
* Vlad Dracula in ''Literature/CountAndCountess''. Every time he's about to kill someone with his artificially sharpened teeth, he grins at them first, just to give them a preview of what's to come.
* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic in the Blood'' the villain does this while making demands on Allie.
* Benjamin, the serial killer antagonist of ''Literature/HollowPlaces'' manages to torment one of his surviving victims while in court simply by showing her a disturbing smile.
* Nathan in ''Literature/KillTimeOrDieTrying'' does this inadvertently; it's just how he naturally smiles.
* Portia Hoechst, in Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'', is described as having this by several other characters, both good and evil, in the novel.
* Skeeter Traps from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is known for sporting these, despite being a ten year-old girl. Combined with the fact that she can kill grown men three times her size, it makes her pretty scary.
* Mr. Wonderful from ''Literature/{{Mogworld}}'' has this mixed with a CheshireCatGrin. It is described in the book as: "The widest grin he [Jim] had ever seen and he knew people with no skin on their faces" worth noting Mr Wonderful's grin never drops even when he's hacking his own arm off.
** In ''Literature/{{Jam}}'' everybody goes a little crazy during the course of the book but {{Cult}}-Leader Lord Awesomo has a memorable grin when he sees [[EveryMan Travis]] in the crowd and realizes he can spin the election to his favor and get Travis killed.
* In Neil Gaimon's ''Literature/StarDust'', Lamia displays one of these during her search for the fallen star. Fortuanately, we only have the Narrator's [[TakeOurWordForIt word on it.]]
-->Her red, red lips curved upward in a smile of such joy, such pure and perfect happiness, that it would have frozen your blood in your veins to have seen it.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Mapleshade. She can make Ivypool feel like [[TastesLikeDiabetes Daisy]] is with her, right before trying to drown her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Male {{Yandere}} Masato Kusaka from ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' does [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kusaka01_9124.jpg this]] when he's [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kusakacreepysmile_4521.jpg about to]] MurderTheHypotenuse.
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Displayed among the characters like Shillinger, Adebisi, the Aryans, Timmy Kirk, Claire Howell, etc. ManipulativeBastard Chris Keller and Ryan have done this too. Even Beecher, when he was crazy in Season 2.
* An episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' flashes back to the point in her past where Xena went from ruthless but otherwise sane and rational warlord to utterly psychotic rampager; she has one of these grins on her face when she snaps a Roman soldier's neck, but it's her ''eyes'' that are the most disturbing.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** The Gentlemen of "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]" wear these for the entirety of their appearance. And they never talk, despite gesturing at each other ''as if'' they were talking. The entire effect is ridiculously creepy.
** The Gnarl, a skin-eating creature shown in "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E3SameTimeSamePlace}} Same Time, Same Place]]", pulls this off chillingly. The smile is combined with a childlike personality, and it speaks in singsong, like it's telling nursery rhymes.
** Der Kindestod in season 2 who eats up kids' life force by pinning them down, extending horrible little pipes from his eyes and sucking the energy out of their foreheads, while they screamed helplessly under him.
** The First does this as it's impersonating Cassie.
** Angelus, Spike, Warren, and Buffy herself. She flashes a pretty smile [[BullyHunter to a group of bullies]]. Given some think she is crazy, others remember she burnt down her previous school's gym, and is on record for being a multiple murder suspect, is enough to make them back off.
* Series/{{Angel}} gives us Dana, whom Spike goes after, thinking she's a demon, and when cornered suggests having a talk about mistreating young girls and [[GameFace vamps out.]] Dana may well like to talk about mistreating little girls given her backstory, but turns out she's a Slayer, so when Spike does this her reaction is basically, "Score."
-->[[OhCrap What are you grinning at?]]
* In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror}} Mirror, Mirror]]" from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Mirror Chekhov pulls one of these right before the commercial break when he momentarily has Kirk at his mercy:
-->'''Mirror Chekhov''': "So, keptin, you die... [[KlingonPromotion and ve all move up in rank]]. No vun vill qvestion the assessination of a keptin who has disobeyed prime Starfleet orders!"
* A particularly lame episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has Data practicing his dance moves on the Holodeck while wearing an extremely disturbing, frozen rictus-like smile.
** Gowron, on the other hand, mastered this trope and showed it off in almost every appearance.
* In the Enzyte Commercials, Smilin' Bob has one of the most unnatural smiles ever seen in an advertisement. It's not MEANT to be a Slasher Smile, but still... BRRR!
* Scorpius of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fame is infamous for these during his [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] - accompanied by his black gums and needle-sharp teeth.
* Not uncommon on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', it being the horror filling station that it is. Most notably used by [[MonsterClown Papa Lazarou]] (who combines a nasty, clownish grin with yellow teeth) and [[TheButcher Hilary Briss]] (whose smile [[TechnicallyASmile really does not reach his eyes]]).
* In the British TV series ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'' the main character's Hyde persona is equipped with a frightening one. It's currently the page illustration.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'''s Sheldon has a particularly [[TheUnSmile disturbing smile]] that prompts his friends to say they're there to congratulate their friend, not kill Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** Disturbing, yes (Howard: "Oh...crap, that's terrifying"), but also a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'': Van's "winning smile" is incredibly creepy, and he's completely oblivious to it.
** Van calls it a "killer smile." Reba's description is a lot more accurate.
--> '''Reba''': Van, that's not a killer smile, that's the smile of a killer.
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': BOB, and [[spoiler: by proxy]] Leland Palmer.
* The killer at the end of the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Lucky".
* Miranda Hobbes on ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' does one of these when she "fakes a sonogram" (i.e., fakes wild excitement during a sonogram of a child about which she's not quite happy, yet).
* Played for laughs in ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Will and Cartlon know that when Uncle Phil smiles and laughs uncontrollably, he's about to explode.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Jessica]] from ''Series/TrueBlood'' usually makes one of these whenever she is hungry and sees a guy she wants for dinner. However instead of being scary, it makes her look [[MoeStare incredibly cute]].
* Dr. Cox in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is very good at making these, a number of them occurring in J.D.'s {{Imagine Spot}}s.
* Evil!Tommy got in one or two good ones during the "Green With Evil" saga of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Sky]] (or rather, the evil alien that swapped bodies with him) did a few of these during the episode "Recognition."
* ''The Stand'': [[http://parkinglotconfessional.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/creepy-randall-flagg.jpg Randall]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t8MirDiMGHI/SMCIE4KEy8I/AAAAAAAAATk/_Gzjy1AC0sY/s400/RandallFlagg.jpg Flagg]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime's'' [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tUQZcldBkf8/UITeoWQpSdI/AAAAAAAAFIg/Kr92IfK5pRs/s1600/Colin+O%2527Donoghue+as+Captain+Hook+on+Once+Upon+A+Time+S02E04+Crocodile+10.png Captain Hook]] pulls off one of these after swearing revenge on his "crocodile." It is ''[[EvilIsSexy hot.]]''
** Cora gives some particularly disturbing ones while without her heart (i.e. most of her life). Even as she smiles and tells Regina she just wants the best for her beloved daughter, her eyes remain cold and lifeless.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Toby in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" sports a nasty one while possessed by The Beast.
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] often wears this expression. In his last story, Ainley's Master had fangs to boot. Simm's Master perfected a dishonest politician's smile in his first episodes. After that, he got [[http://dwimages.iimmgg.com/image/f2f95f78d9b97221a2577e46cea6ba35 even creepier.]] Gomez's Mistress gives the most ''amazing'' SlasherSmile to Osgood, too, complete with a creepy reveal from the shadows.
** [[spoiler: As did Davros in his moment of triumph in the 4th series. Well, NEAR-triumph.]]
** Also done by the Ninth Doctor when he meets the alleged last Dalek in the universe. Thing is, its armour is completely shut down except for its voice and eyepiece, so what does the Doctor do but give a slasher smile and attempt to "exterminate" the Dalek.
** The Fourth Doctor generally sticks to the CheshireCatGrin, but he does this, usually when he's pretending to be evil or bluffing about how dangerous he is - like his IAmHeAsYouAreHe gambit in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]". Or occasionally when he actually is being violent, like when he snaps a man's neck in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]". (To be fair, he only bent it a bit and the sound effect is just extra snappy -- the man gets up soon after.)
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Season 3, Episode 4: Viewers, [[http://i.imgur.com/hOEMRVi.jpg meet]] [[spoiler: Ramsay Bolton]].
** Jojen gives an awesome one to Karl, when he tells him that he's seen his future and his very imminent death.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': delivers [[http://www.pinterest.com/pin/535646949402426072/ a rather disturbing one]] in "[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]."
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** [[spoiler: Garrett]] has one on full display just before [[spoiler: he gets vaporized by Coulson]].
** The android AIDA flashes a very unsettling grin after she reads [[GreatBigBookOfEverything The Darkhold]] and constructs a portal device that saves Coulson, Fitz, and Robbie from being trapped between dimensions. At first glance one could assume that she was just happy she was able to rescue her allies, but this was the first time she showed a purely emotional reaction to anything, and it came after reading the demonic book. At the end of the episode, she's shown secretly drawing up plans for a human brain, and the unsettling smile is back...
* The Israeli skit show ''The Chamber Quintet'', after the RealLife GutPunch of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Yitzhak_Rabin Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabinís assassination]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu]] being voted prime minister for the first time, aired [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6mmTZKtMns this skit]], featuring a monologue by assassin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yigal_Amir Yig'al ĎAmir]] about how the political climate in Israel will take a sharp turn to the extreme, nationalistic right over the course of 20 years, intermittently giving a particularly chilling one. Made worse by the fact that the prophecies in the skit ''[[HarsherInHindsight have already partially come true]]''.
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler: Eobard Thawne]] becomes prone to these once his true identity is revealed. It's pretty unnerving, especially since as [[spoiler: Dr Wells]] he was quite stoic and soft-spoken, and had an understated but friendly smile.
* ''Series/LittleLunch'': At the end of "The Corridor Outside 6E", Rory asks Max and Elsa if they're sure they're not killers, to which they respond by grinning to reveal their new braces ([[ItMakesSenseInContext the kids having convinced themselves that Max and Elsa were missing from school because Max had killed Elsa and been arrested, when actually they had just gone to the dentist to get braces]]). The kids all scream in terror.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Music/MichaelJackson turns to the camera with cat eyes and a creepy smile at the end of his Thriller music video.
** Parodied in the music video for the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Eat It".
* One of the detective's [[spoiler: other selves]] in the music video for Music/BlindGuardian's "Another Stranger Me." The band's singer also has a Slasher Smile at one point.
** The {{Monster Clown}}s in Music/BlindGuardian's "Mr. Sandman".
* "The Guy," the {{mascot}} of the metal band Music/{{Disturbed}}, is always depicted with this (''[[FrozenFace always]]''.)
* Music/DannyElfman practically made a living doing this in the 70's and 80's. There's hardly any Music/OingoBoingo music video (or film, for that matter) in which he doesn't spend a few seconds scaring the living crap out of the audience. Overly obnoxious talk show hosts occasionally got the silent treatment from him, combined with a trademark psychotic grin.
* And then there's... well, everyone but the band in the video for Music/{{Soundgarden}}'s "Black Hole Sun".
* In Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's song Happy Birthday ( 3 guesses as to what it's about), there's the lines:
** I think my friend said, "Don't forget the video." / I think my friend said, "Don't forget to smile."
* Music/{{Motorhead}} has a song about this trope called "Smiling Like a Killer."
-->"Go to bed, lock the door,
-->don't look in the mirror,
-->what if I was right behind you,
-->SMILING LIKE A KILLER?"
* The more disturbing of the Music/{{Vocaloid}} music videos feature this, such as the chainsaw-happy "nurse" and the demented victims in the "Dark Woods Circus" series (you can even see a disembodied Slasher Smile behind the flap of the circus tent), and Miku in "Circle you" [[spoiler: ''right before [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou she cleaves you in half with a machete]] , [[JumpScare at the moment when you least expect it.]] it will most likely catch you off guard.'']]
* The cover of Music/AphexTwin's ''Richard D. James Album''.
** Music/AphexTwin fits this trope to a T. He really loves to paste his creepy grin on everything from album covers to music videos. One of most notable appearances of his face is [[http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6540/aphexly2.png spectrograph at the end of "Equation"]] - an EasterEgg which is cool and disturbing at the same time.
* Technical thrash metal band Coroner have a song entitled "Grin (Nails Hurt)" off the aptly titled "Grin" album, which itself features a pretty sadistic grin.
--> Nails in my brain, all that's left just
--> Grin
--> Grin 'til I lose
--> Until I lose myself
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4R8HTIgHUU video]] for Music/DavidBowie's "Valentine's Day" consists of just about nothing but David playing guitar while making a Slasher Smile at the camera.
* [[Music/{{Eurythmics}} Annie Lennox]] has an unexpected one at the very end of the music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU-zTf5mjp8 Little Bird]]
* La Camilla from Army of Lovers displays a rather frightening one in the video for "Obsession" as she's rolling her fellow band mate down the hall in a wheelchair. And later, while cutting his head open.
* Then-prime minister UsefulNotes/TonyBlair is depicted with such a smile in a hidden booklet included with early pressings of Music/{{Radiohead}}'s ''Music/KidA''. It's every bit as unsettling as it sounds.
* The [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors. No wonder he's smiling.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* The Devil in ''Pinball/DevilsDare'' has this on the backglass.
* The Jinx King from ''Pinball/MagicGirl'' has one as part of his VillainousHarlequin appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Podcasts]]
* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The mysterious hunter in "First Hunt" is described as having a smile with "far too many teeth to it". As you'd expect from the trope, he is indeed a killer, HuntingTheMostDangerousGame.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/RandyOrton doesn't smile often, but when he does....
* Wrestling/{{Batista}} could be like this as well, both as a face and as a heel.
* Wrestling/{{Kane}} too. Bonus points for not ''needing'' to smile to look scary.
* Wrestling/BethPhoenix is the rare Diva who is able to smile evilly without making it look the ''least'' bit sexy.
* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Throughout most of his career he tried to keep his missing tooth hidden behind his lips, but WWE bookers decided to have him accentuate it with a slasher smile.
* Wrestling/MadisonRayne, even when giving a genuinely friendly smile looks really unnerving.
* So far in NXT, a slasher smile seems to be Asuka's trademark. During her NXT contract signing she was interrupted and teased by Emma and Dana Brooke, and just before she walked backstage she turned around and smiled so creepily it scared them both into silence. She followed up by getting a bit of an ass kicking from Billie Kay in her debut match - then after Billie mocked her, she smiled, and proceeded to ''hurt'' her.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'s'' signature Dusk Caste Abyssal is known as the Maiden of the Mirthless Smile.
* The [[TheFairFolk Dark Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are usually depicted with this in artwork. Hardly surprising considering [[CombatSadomasochist what many of they are]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* Umbridge in ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Sequel]]''. Especially when she's accusing Cho of being perfect and after she fires Lupin and Harry tells her to "do your worst".
* Red Caboose from ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''. [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/us03_40.jpg And]] [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/j90_28.jpg how]] [[http://bellesdomain.co.uk/stex/brochures/b97_22.jpg very]].
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': It is said of Sweeney that he seldom laughed but often smiled.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* The Piraka of ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' all have giant Slasher Smiles plastered on their faces.
** The story points out that their frowns are ''worse''.
* When photos of the toy for [[KidAppealCharacter Hot]] [[TheLancer Shot]] of ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' showed up, his prototype was shown with [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:ArcherSays.jpg a ridiculously unhinged-looking grin]], apparently a [[OffModel misapplication of the design artist's concept art]]. Fan reaction was immediate and for a while, it was known as the "jAam Smile" after a popular bit of MemeticMutation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
%%* [[VideoGame/AoOni Ao. Oni.]]
* Darmanitan from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Just think about what is going through its mind.
** Then there's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/5c/Genesect_Army_M16.png Genesect]]. This smile [[FrozenFace seems to be permanent]] due to [[BigBad Team Plasma's]] [[WeCanRebuildHim power-boosting enhancements]].
** As for humans, [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Wes]] gives a heroic example when he blows up Team Snagem's hideout in the opening.
** [[spoiler:Lusamine]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' tips players off to the character's true self by sporting one of these around the middle of the game.
* Slightly subverted in ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'': The Cheshire Cat had this expression (it's significantly scarier than the CheshireCatGrin his other incarnations wore), but he was one of the few allies the player has in the game, and he never attacks Alice. Still, when he appeared and disappeared grin-first, followed by his crazy eyes, it was prime horror. It was never quite clear whether he was as mad as a box of frogs, or frighteningly sane. Considering the game takes the idea about Wonderland as a construct of Alice's mind to it's conclusion by making Alice [[AxCrazy batshit insane herself]] either possibility ends in horror.
** Alice herself demonstrates one near the end of the game's trailer.
* Kurow Kirishima of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' has perfected this trope.
* A picture of B.J. doing this represents the difficulty rating "I am Death Incarnate" on ''[[VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein3D}} Wolfenstein 3D]]'', which was [[http://i.imgur.com/LAQ9FaR.png carried on to the Uber difficulty]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{WolfensteinTheNewOrder}} Wolfenstein: The New Order]]''.
** Wilhelm Strasse gives one to B.J. He says he's a "happy man", except that's not a happy smile. That's a Slasher Smile...
* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' guy makes this expression when he picks up a new weapon.
* In the opening of ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', Luca Blight has one of the most frighteningly evil {{Slasher Smile}}s [[NightmareFuel imaginable, bordering on horror]] (a look that he keeps consistent throughout the game) and isn't just holding an axe or a knife, he's holding a decapitated head.
* Normally, Akuma in ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' is a PerpetualFrowner. On the occasions he becomes Shin Akuma, however, his face twists into a horrific grin.
** M.Bison (Vega in Japan) almost always sports a slasher smile that is wide enough to show all of his teeth and even the gums. In his case, this expression overlaps with PerpetualSmiler.
** The not so well known variant of Ken, known as [[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom Violent Ken]], has one permanently plastered on his face. His altered nonchalant sounding voice and relaxed fighting stance makes him even creepier. His best attack involves screaming like a psychopath and panting heavily at the end just to seal the deal.
** Vega (Balrog in Japan) nothing brakes that {{Bishonen}} face better like that [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Hu6Q0tj7pmo/maxresdefault.jpg smile]] he cracks his V-trigger, no matter how beautiful and [[TheFightingNarcissist delicate]] he claims to be Vega is easily one of the most insane Street Fighters.
* Magaki in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'' has a terrible smile frozen on his face the entire time you fight him.
* Two bosses in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'', Cractus and Spoiled Rotten, twist their faces into grotesque, rabid grins after they've been hit several times. The freakiness is magnified by the fact that their heads alone take up more of the screen than Wario does.
* Two characters in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' display this: Caim, the dark and vicious AntiHero, and Arioch, the AxCrazy ActionGirl.
** Caim's is more noticeable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWIAbF-Gr0o the sequel.]]
* Kefka, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', has a sprite with NoMouth most of the time. However, in later incarnations he's indeed sporting one.
** If one looks closely at his [[OneWingedAngel final form]], you'll notice that he does in fact sport this smile. Either that, or a PsychoticSmirk.
** Dissidia tells us that he definitely is. Complete with [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger-style Joker makeup]].
** Sephrioth comes very close several times during ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' but manages to hold it back to smirk, except in Advent Children he can't hold it back during his Resurrection and shows some [[http://thelifestream.net/wp-content/uploads/strength.jpg teeth]]. In OVA Last Order he smiles mouth open wide to let out a EvilLaugh while wrecking Zack fair in mid air.
** Cid Highwind frequently and Barret as well.
* The Horseless Headless Horsemann from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has one of these carved into his jack o' lantern head, as well as on his [[WeaponOfChoice huge ax]].
* Jackle in ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' is constantly wearing one plastered over his otherwise invisible face. You kind of get the picture that he's absolutely insane, because just adding that evil cackle... *shudder*
* Sweet Tooth of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', and in fact most {{monster clown}}s.
** Calypso from the same series might apply if you count most of the endings for ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2''.
* The [[MeaningfulName Heaven Smile]] creatures from ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' have these all the time. This, combined with their [[EvilLaugh freaky laughter]], makes them horrifying for many players.
** All that concept art where Dan Smith does it.
* Baraka from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' perpetually has a deranged, fanged one that distorts his entire face. This, along with his {{glowing|EyesOfDoom}} cat-eyes, can be a bit distracting to some players.
** Mileena has a similar smile on her face, one that's usually hidden behind her ninja mask.
** This is due mostly to the fact that both are Tarkatan (well, Mileena is half Tarkatan) and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily thus have pointy teeth too big to be covered by their lips.]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Gannondorf [[http://gamefreaks.se/peter/files/2014/08/GanondorfTWW.png especially]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. In fact he's still grinning even when Link puts the Master Sword though his skull.
** The Happy Mask Salesman of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' almost always combines this with EyesAlwaysShut. When he ''stops'' smiling and his eyes open, he shows his other expression: unimaginable rage. The Link [[NightmareFuel Elegy of Emptiness statue]] also has it.
** Memorably done in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', by Midna in a flashback sequence. In fairness, she was a bit nasty and more of an AntiHero at the time, but grew out of it with some CharacterDevelopment.
** Link!!! of all people has one just after having a NightmareSequence has creepy dreamy smile [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lummrlGMUZ1r6waswo1_500.gif appear]] on his face when the dark thoughts take over his mind, but he snaps out of it and drops to his knees horrified.
** Cole from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
--> "So why don't you go polish up that train of yours? Not that it matters much...([[http://pm1.narvii.com/6035/f415a33dff11e058b428d18647749114b749ab07_hq.jpg grin]]) "The thing will be useless before long..."
** After killing Hectan in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames The Wand of Gamelon]]'', Zelda says "Good" and smiles.
* Emil of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' gets one of these during his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6TBySMxhhI Devil's Hellfire]] [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]]. Made all the more disturbing since Emil (outside of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Ratatosk mode]]) is normally a milquetoast to rival [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] himself.
** Alice from the same game appears to have this as well. The way she occasionally switches from her typical smiley expressions to her evil-/scary-looking one in a single instant is so creepy it makes her bear an uncanny resemblance to a [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask certain aforementioned mask salesman...]]
* Alexei from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' displays one in [[SuperMovePortraitAttack his cut-in]] just before the climax of his Brilliant Cataclysm mystic arte.
* Barbatos Goetia displays a very unsettling one for his "No Items Ever!" mystic arte in the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation2}}S2 remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
* The little ghosts that appear mostly in [[{{Halloweentown}} Pumpkin Hill]], and dotted around other stages in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' each have a rather creepy, fanged, smile.
* Karel of ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' is an AntiHero with this. He's also something of an AxCrazy guy, considering he both constantly talks about loving to kill and he also [[spoiler:murdered his whole family so he could get a sword]]. By the way, he looks like this [[http://www.rpgfan.com/pics/fire-emblem-rnk/art-024.jpg]].
** [[spoiler: Zephiel has one at the end of ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' as well.]]
** Ashnard, Mad King of Daein and main antagonist of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'', is probably the definitive example.
* The Chrysalids ([[http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Chrysalid UFO Wiki link]]) from ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense''.
** Similarly, their masters, the Snakemen, have a wicked toothy smile. But then again, they don't have any visible lips.
* The Replica assassins ([[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:POAssassin.jpg image link]]) from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]''
** [[ImAHumanitarian Paxton Fettel]] has one of these plastered on his face almost constantly.
* The ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' fangame ''DotFlow'' has some of these, as shown in this walk-around video ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPNpFkzBn5w video link]]) -- for example, there are quite a few shark-toothed, bloody-grinning white blob things (whose faces are otherwise featureless) in the area first entered at 1:20, and the painting at 15:14 is of a surreal abstract line-art slasher smile.
** There are also at least two places in ''[[DotFlow .flow]]'' where [[spoiler:the walls are '''made of''' those slasher-smiling white things, their mouths open even wider, and in one place it looks like their skins are strung up with the smiles still in the middle... even worse, the entrances to these places '''are''' the mouths of the white creatures]]. There's a video of these areas, too ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTIkxnPcUIA&feature=related video link]]) -- one of the areas is entered first at 1:11, and more of it and the second area are shown starting at 7:40.
** When the re-occurring character known as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Smile']] is struck with the steel pipe, he gets one of these. After the event occurs, Smile will grin every time you pull out the pipe in front of him... (for the morbidly curious, here's the recorded event: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jpftgZrEmQ&feature=related video link]]
* AxCrazy [[spoiler:pre-HeelFaceTurn Maverick Zero]], as seen before the climax of ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''. And fitting, since ''he's built for the sole purpose of destroying the world''.
** [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Bass]] in the original series mostly looks like TheStoic. When he does smile, however, it's invariably either a PsychoticSmirk or this trope. [[http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:Forte_manga.jpg Behold!]]
* Vanitas, once you finally see him without the helmet in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep,'' [[http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/megaflamehedge/spoilers/18.png is rather good]] [[http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/megaflamehedge/spoilers/19.png at these.]] (WARNING: both images are major spoilers.)
** Several kinds of [[TheHeartless heartless]] have permanent smiles plastered on their faces.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** The cover for ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has [[AntiHero Walter]] sporting one of these, and [[spoiler: Issachar]] also suddenly sports one of these when he begins to turn into a demon.
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', [[spoiler:Flynn, the saviour of Tokyo and Mikado,]] sports a very ''wrong''-looking one of these while fighting [[spoiler:Merkabah and Lucifer]] in Camp Ichigaya. It's a warning sign that [[spoiler:it's actually Shesha disguised as him.]]
** The protagonists of ''VideoGame/Persona3'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', and ''VideoGame/Persona5'' all get one the first time they summon their [[FightingSpirit Persona]]. The [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie film adaptation]] of ''Persona 3'' makes it even more prominent... and the gruesome summoning method of ''shooting himself in the head'' makes it particularly striking in both the game and movie.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the [[spoiler:final boss]] sports a mask which is nothing but a pair of hollows for eyes and an immense grinning mouth; this is in contrast to other Major Arcana Shadows, whose masks are either inhuman or emotionless.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'', [[spoiler:the real Killer, Adachi,]] sports these after [[spoiler:being found out]].
** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Several of your party members will pop creepy FaceFramedInShadow smiles right before their [[GuardianEntity Persona]] unleashes a damaging CriticalHit on an enemy. Yusuke in particular has an absolutely ''viscous'' one when he first summons his Persona.
* Certain levels in ''VideoGame/{{WET}}'' has a random {{mook|s}} charging Rubi, who promptly shoots them. Blood sprays onto her face, which triggers Rage Mode and she wears a psychotically evil slasher smile throughout the level.
** She also flashes one when she uses her sword to [[GroinAttack slice someone's wee wee off]].
* Scarlet from ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming''.
* The fairy queen in the fake ending cutscene of ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', revealing that [[TrueFinalBoss Zero-Two is still possessing her]].
* A heroic (and utterly strange) example is [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Daxter]]. The reason it's strange is that he's a [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass goofy wisecracking sidekick with a bit of badass thrown in]]. Only shown off in-game by his SuperpoweredEvilSide. Every other time, it's part of an HD image promoting ''Jak X''.
* [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] wear these in the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft series]]. The Goblin Shredder pilot has a particularly mad grin.
* [[spoiler: Matt Engarde]] shows a particularly disturbing one when you make him show his true colors in the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game.
** In ''Investigations'' [[spoiler:Shih-na]] gets a bit of one when unmasked as one of the villains before eventually going on to a full-blown ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''-style EvilLaugh.
*** As does [[spoiler: Manfred von Karma]], although it's only slightly creepy unless you know that [[spoiler: he murdered Edgeworth's father. AAI doesn't specifically spell it out, most likely to avoid spoiling those who haven't played the original game, but to those in the know it's creepy. ]]
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', both hurlocks and genlocks sport permanent Slasher Smiles and it's arguable that Shrieks also have one.
* Hot Coldman, in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', constantly smiles rather psychotically during his appearances. In fact, outside of being the man [[MoralEventHorizon who set The Boss up]] or [[BaldOfEvil The baldie]], probably the most recognizable characteristic of his ''is'' the smile.
** [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]] does this a lot too.
** The [[spoiler:fake]] Colonel from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', during his conversation with Raiden [[spoiler:nearing the end of the game]], occasionally gives off a [[GlasgowGrin Glasgow-esque grin]] (akin to Heath Ledger's Joker character or Dissidia's redesign of Kefka Palazzo.). Justified, as during these occasions, the Colonel's face often takes a form resembling a skull.
** Jetstream Sam's introduction scene in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' comes with one of these. It just looks ''wrong'' on several levels, UncannyValley inclusive, but this is probably intentional to add an additional sense of unease to him.
** Raiden also sports several in the same game, after [[spoiler: reawakening his [[AxCrazy Jack the Ripper]] persona]].
** In ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', Colonel Volgin flashes quite a lot of these, usually before cheerfully committing acts of depraved cruelty and evil. His most memorable slasher smiles occur when he [[spoiler: nukes his own country]] just [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], when he sees that [[spoiler:Snake has lost bladder control because of how intensely he's being tortured]], while saying "[[{{Squick}} Yes! Yes! ''That's'' what I want to see!]]" His other most memorable one is when he controls the Shagohod, and, while laughing maniacally, mows down his own men, again, seemingly just because he can. A lot of these traits are why Volgin is one of the few villans in the Metal Gear franchise to have next to no fans who sympathize with him, because he has no FreudianExcuse, no underlying issues, other than an extreme and insatiable sadism.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Jin gets to sport one of these whenever he's around Ragna.
** In the sequel we have [[spoiler: Hazama/Terumi]] who's smile is perfectly fitting for his [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] personality. Especially on the Japanese audio track.
* Dimentio in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is heavily implied to have a constant smile especially when committing very atrocious acts such as murder.
** Always sported by Fawful from [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Mario & Luigi]].
* Rajan shows one in ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' before the title card for "The Predator Awaits" episode, (and for the picture for the chapter) Dimitri shows one to a lesser extent at the end of his intro scene, along with crazy ass eyes.
* Schwartz, the protagonist of the second generation in ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki 2'' sports this when he is about to kick someone's ass all over the place.
* [[spoiler:Red Savarin]] of ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' gets an absolutely crazy one when The Order is given. His usual upbeat, happy-yet-stubborn demeanor means it's ''even creepier''.
* [[spoiler:Barthandelus]], BigBad of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', sports one of these at all times in his true form as a [[PhysicalGod fal'Cie]]. In his [[RecurringBoss first]] battle, he even has an attack called ''"Thanatosian Smile"'', which later gets upgraded to [[EvilLaugh "Thanatosian Laughter"]].
* In ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'', any crow enemy will always have a ''massive'' one on its mug.
** Likewise, this extends to all the bosses too, save for Dark Raven and ''maybe'' Dark Corvo.
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'': Daniella (The Maid) spends a lot of her screen-time doing this, or laughing rather... [[ImmodestOrgasm interestingly]]. [[http://ezprint.dwdata.com/img/4a7d688b732c565514bf60fda431b65d_11504208660.jpg See]] [[http://ezprint.dwdata.com/img/00c43b07ea898854556832b54aed8b68_11504204810.jpg for]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110416231506/clocktower/images/3/34/DaniellaClose.jpg yourself]].
* Brad Kilstein in ''VideoGame/PsychicForce'' tends to sport this, especially when his [[SplitPersonality 'sadistic killer side']] emerges. Which is... most of the time.
* When Haseo [[spoiler: awakens his Skeith Avatar]] in ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU .Hack//G.U.]]'' volume one he's revealed to be wearing one after [[spoiler: he summons Skeith's scythe and prepares to use it to slaughter Bordeaux and her lackeys.]]
* Master Contra from ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
* Found on one of the last fictional characters you'd expect in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. Should you decide to take the troublemaker path with Mickey himself, he'll begin to crouch low and sport one of these grins, looking all the more like a rat than a mouse in the process.
* Doctor Minoru Kamiya in Yu Yu Tokubetuhen flashes one of these when using his scalpel attack.
* [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Dedede]] of all characters manages a surprisingly creepy one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8kXIEuOwU the intro for gourmet race]]
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', [[spoiler:Yomiel]], wears one of these when he is first encountered. It's made especially unnerving by the fact that [[spoiler:he looks identical to the main character Sissel]].
* Oblio of ''Dance Central'' when dancing "Body Movin" gives a smile that's just scary.
* The Super Mutants in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have a permanent grinning expression.
* [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 The Purple Man]] is almost always seen with a smile when he's doing his...[[WouldHurtAChild activities.]] [[spoiler: "Almost" being when he's [[VillainousBreakdown freaking out]] when confronted by the spirits of the children he's killed.]]
** Springtrap from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' has this ''[[GlasgowGrin all the damn time.]]'' [[spoiler:Makes sense, since he's what's left of the Purple Man.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Flowey the Flower's normal smile turns into an enormous toothy grin that takes up almost his entire face when he [[BitchInSheepsClothing reveals his true colors]]. It's especially unnerving when [[spoiler: he becomes Omega Flowey in the final battle of the Neutral ending.]]
** Papyrus and Sans, it's [[DemBones natural]] for them.
* The citizens of Wellington Wells ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' smile almost constantly, even when they're trying to beat you to death for [[DefectorFromDecadence being a Downer]]. The most extreme example is probably the Doctors, who will come after you if you fake [[FantasticDrug taking Joy]] and have big, unnerving rictus smiles on their faces at all times.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* The dragon in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' has a slasher smile for her default smile. The protagonist kind of hates it, even in the good ending.
* [[spoiler: Kotonoha]], in the one of the bad endings of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. [[spoiler: The one where she kills Sekai, more specifically]]
** [[spoiler: Sekai]] also gets one in another of the bad endings when [[spoiler: she kills Kotonoha.]]
* Gilgamesh of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' shows off a particularly disturbing one of these after [[spoiler: making the Holy Grail manifest in the U.B.W. story route]]. For a 'yippee, destruction and fire!' variant, watch the activation of his best Noble Phantasm, or get an eyeful of [[http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2207/491i.jpg this image]].
* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:Clover]] has one in the [[spoiler:Axe Ending.]]
* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has several. [[spoiler:There's possessed Ayumi, Kizami, Sachiko, and the shadowy creature at the end of Chapter One (if it catches you)... who turns out to be Sachiko's mother.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': ''Everyone'' has them by the dozens. [[spoiler:The ''real'' culprit, though, has a perpetually blank appearance, which is even creepier in contrast.]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** Beatrice, the Golden Witch has a rather good one, completely with [[FangsAreEvil not-so-]]CuteLittleFangs. It's a particularly common expression when she's trolling Battler.
** Also, Maria, when she's in CreepyChild mode. Which, in the anime, is ''[[{{Narm}} ALL THE TIME]]''.
** Lamdadelta has this. Especially [[ArtEvolution her sprite]] from the [[UpdatedRerelease PS3 version of the game]]. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lamdadelta_evil_5464.png See for yourself]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* Unsurprisingly (being a jack-o-lantern), ''Webcomic/ZackJack''[='s=] StingyJack has this as his default expression. ''[[https://d30womf5coomej.cloudfront.net/c/c1/4e420e8a-3976-48af-94b0-055e0cf05270.jpg Look at him!]]''
* The Jägermonsters (clawed, fanged, monstrous {{super soldier}}s) from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' have been known to do this - and most of them are on the ''good guys''' side.
** The eponymous heroine herself, though not a violent person, is also prone to sporting a scary grin when she's in [[TheMadnessPlace the "madness place"]], i.e. in the throes of a bout of mad SCIENCE! And when she does, the ''Jägermonsters'' stay out of her way...
*** She also sports this smile fairly often when [[spoiler:possessed by the Big Bad.]]
** The comic's resident [[AxCrazy bloodthirsty maniac]], Bangladesh [=DuPree=], breaks out one quite often. When she does, ''run.''
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081105 Gil, too]], when he's in a ''really'' bad mood. Or when he knows something bad is going to happen... to you.
** ''All'' the Sparks do it any time they go into TheMadnessPlace. Along with the changing speech bubbles, it's the biggest visual cue.
* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' when Dora puts her foot down on Faye being friendly to customers, and the best she can manage is scaring them off with what Dora calls a [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1215 "horrible rictus."]] The title of the strip is even "[[Film/TheDarkKnight Why So Serious?]]"
** Dora sports one of her own [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1323 here.]] The broadsword doesn't hurt, either.
** And Hannelore displays a [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1585 very disturbing one]] when she sees a nice little kitty named Mieville.
*** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1584 The cat in question also used one in the previous strip.]]
*** And from Jeph's Livejournal: [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/random/friends.png FRIENDS]]
** [[CloudCuckooLander Emily]] gets [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3150 something similar for a brief moment]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext when attacking Bubbles with a rubber mallet.]]
** Most recently, Bubbles' boss [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Corpse Witch]] tries to pull one off when Bubbles confronts her [[spoiler: about her missing memories]]. Bubbles is unimpressed... ''[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3405 and counters with her own.]]''
* Charby of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' is quite good at these. Yiska's [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/839 got one as well.]]
* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul''
-->[[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-gift-giving Giving someone a story to tell is easy. All it takes is a smile.]]
* Webcomic/AliceGrove gets one in her self-named webcomic [[http://www.alicegrove.com/post/105572876174/alice-youre-getting-creepy when she gets the upper hand in a fight]].
* Jenny Curtiss uses this to convince her boss in [[http://techfox.comicgenesis.com/d/20020703.html this]] scene from ''Webcomic/TwentyFirstCenturyFox''.
** The author even hangs a ShoutOut lampshade on it.
*** Which leads us to...
* Florence Ambrose from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' often [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01453.htm falls prey]] to [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00354.htm this by accident]] when trying to be friendly, probably because she's a genetically engineered anthropomorphic wolf.
** She uses it [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00098.htm deliberately]] to convince Sam to do what she wants him to.
* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'' has [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-46.html a classic instance]] from the quite-probably AxCrazy [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** TokenEvilTeammate Belkar gets one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html here]] after [[spoiler:his RestrainingBolt is ''finally'' removed right as a group of hostile characters enter the room, giving him free reign to slaughter wantonly once more.]]
** He gets another one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0620.html later]], though this time he's just trying to freak out his GenreSavvy party members.
** Haley of all people gets [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1051.html a vicious expression]] when Vaarsuvius solves a "can't [[BackStab Sneak Attack]] with nowhere to hide" problem by casting Extended Greater Invisibility on her.
* Joel of ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' sports a prime example [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20090317 here]].
* This is the default facial expression for [[http://www.wncomic.com/images/characters/lawler.jpg Lawler]], the PsychoForHire of ''Webcomic/WhiteNoise''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' trouble boys [[LovableRogue Rocky]] Rickaby and [[HiddenDepths Calvin]] [=McMurray=] both possess [[http://lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=49 alarming]] [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=78 smiles]]. This is one of Rocky's [[CheshireCatGrin primary expressions]], but for his quiet, unassuming, cousin Calvin, it generally doesn't show unless he's [[AxCrazy pumping]] [[LaughingMad someone]] [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter full of lead]].
** "I thought this was my sincere smile. Isn't this my sincere smile?"
** Mordecai, a [[ProfessionalKiller killer-for-hire]] who has a [[FourEyesZeroSoul hard time with emotions]], managed to unsettle Viktor when his [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=29 attempt]] at a seductive smile turned into one of these.
* [[SociopathicHero Ken]] from ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' has a memorable one going [[http://nn4b.com/comic/366 in the last panel of this comic]]. It's worth noting that he also has one both in the strip before that one and two strips after. [[MookHorrorShow Those poor]] {{mooks}}...
* Nina in [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/kitty this]] ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' strip.
* Kimi of ''Webcomic/CaribbeanBlue'' [[http://cblue.katbox.net/index.php?strip_id=183 here]].
* Of all people, Rayne from ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' sports one [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20091026 here. ]]
* ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' has Skoll, who sports one when fighting hand to hand against a fire team of rebels armed only with a sword.
* Osiris of Webcomic/{{Voices}} is a Heroic example, initially of the SociopathicHero type, later less so.
* Visarah from ''Webcomic/{{Uncreation}}.'' Talk about [[http://uncreation.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=16 nightmare fuel]].
* VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}} from ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' tends to have one whenever [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050107 Ran-bombs]] are brought up.
* Vriska Serket of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' wears the biggest shit-eating smile possible as she [[spoiler: waves Tavros's severed legs in front of him, just before impaling him on a lance and throwing him off a cliff.]]
** That's at least a semi-comedic example, since both Vriska's expression and gesture are [[CrossesTheLineTwice just too ludicrously twisted]] to be taken seriously... but if you're interested in an example played ''bone-chillingly'' straight, why not say hello to [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005342 Gamzee]]]]?
** Aradia, of all [[EmotionlessGirl people]], pulls one right before she [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?p=005197&s=6 timestops Bec Noir]]]].
*** She also sports one for a substantial chunk of Act 6 Intermission 5, creeping John out immensely.
*** This latter instance has become MemeticMutation, and it has become a popular activity on Website/{{Tumblr}} and Website/{{Facebook}} to cut and paste Aradia's face into places it does not belong.
** [[spoiler:Caliborn]] arguably tops them all. During his [[TheReveal Reveal]], his psychotic grin is utterly terrifying - and he pulls it right before he ''chews his own leg off''.
** [[spoiler:Jane]], when entering [[spoiler:Trickster Mode]] after [[spoiler:licking the combined juju lollipop]]. There's a whole dance and everything. It's truly terrifying.
* Wrecking Paul from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', in [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1991016/try-and-stop-me/ this strip.]]
* Penny Levac of ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' manages ''two'' distinct ones in [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=432 this strip]].
* [[Webcomic/WebcomicsUnited Mr. Ohm]] has done ''[[http://comic.guedesav.blog.br/strip/97 things]]'' in high school. Whatever it was, it can't be good. Not with that sharky smile of his...
* Emperor Luca [=deSadar=] from ''Webcomic/TheMeek'' gets some wide, toothy smiles while debating an ambassador from another country about the other country's recent history of genocide and torture against his people. It doesn't help that it's been strongly hinted that Luca suffered those tortures personally, or that the author has specifically stated that big, toothy grins are ''not'' associated with good humor in his culture. [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2009/11/03/2-11/ See for yourself]].
* [[KnifeNut Seth Williams]] of ''Webcomic/{{Remus}}'' sports one [[http://www.remuscomic.com/2012/02/20/018/ here]], right before he [[ColdBloodedTorture has "a little fun"]] with Ryan.
* Mike of the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} hardly ever smiles. [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-11/02-the-relationshipocalypse/smile/ Thank god.]]
* ''Webcomic/OlympusOverdrive'': Eris has one. "We could all use a little ''discord'' after all!"
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'': Ran's attempt to force a laugh turns into something like this, causing Tamaryu and Shisuki to [[PottyFailure piss themselves in fear]]. Her "smile" makes another appearance while groping Tamaryu.
* ''Webcomic/MorphE'' features [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1677596/page-4-getem/ a knife wielding woman with a slasher grin]] in the prologue.
* The Sarnothi in ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}'' can easily pull this off - especially with their being apex predators with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
* ''Webcomic/StringTheory'', mostly from Phineas.
* Sobek of ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' looks at Edith with a very fangs-filled smile when he realizes that Anpu's return and Edith's appearance mean his boring life is about the get interesting.
* Pandora from ''Webcomic/{{ElGoonishShive}}'', a scary old and powerful Immortal who lives in a near constant state of boredom, tends to sport one of these whenever she's about to get someone [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=824 involved]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1910 in something]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=303 "fun."]]
* In ''[[CKarrus CKarrus]]'', [[DarkActionGirl Xylla's]] default expression seems to be this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Trollface, of course.
* Tez On Toast from ''WebVideo/KateModern'', for whom this expression may as well be a smile of recognition. Truly chilling.
* The Tails Doll Short, which can be found [[http://comickpro.deviantart.com/art/Tails-Doll-79228090?offset=50#comments here]]. You will never, EVER look at [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] the same way again.
* Red, the fox from Roleplay/RubyQuest, has a slasher smile which is of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Origin]].
* {{WebVideo/Ask That Guy|WithTheGlasses}} will tell you all about this, in great detail. Just ask him.
** WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob. He's a dashingly handsome man, but he has a [[http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn407/Icaenea/SlasherSnob.jpg creepy smile]]. Jack Nicholson, anyone?
** [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] can have some very creepy smiles at times.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is a gorgeous lady, but Lindsay smiling genuinely is ''very'' different from the Chick's usual grin, which is just far too wide and teeth baring-y to be anything but disturbing.
** [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] has one that regularly scares the hell out of viewers.
* Bubs from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a big toothy grin permanently plastered on his face, which results in making some already decidedly non-happy situations downright creepy with him around.
* Played with in the ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' with Kaiba's normal-looking, yet still-disturbing smile. "Every time Kaiba smiles, a puppy dies."
** He does it [[spoiler:twice]] in the newly released Episode 42.
---> ''[[spoiler: [As Odion summons Mega-Ultra Chicken]]]''\\
'''Kaiba[Grinning]:''' Oh god yes! ''["+ 100 Dead Puppies" is written on the bottom]''
* Flippy from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' whenever he goes into AxCrazy mode.
* Kirby has a biiiiig one in ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl''.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dr-nagyfi-rich%C3%A1rd Dr. Nagyfi Richárd]] often sports a version of this.
* Creator/StuartAshen sports one at the beginning of his "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX9veeOMxeQ Video Remix Competition]]" video, just before his FourthWallGreeting.
* Jack Douglass of WebVideo/JacksFilms is known for his, generally referred to by fans as the "Creeper Face".
* Pinkie Pie from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqVVtaWd8Pw video]] ''WebAnimation/{{Smile}}''.
** Pinkie Pie again in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUBuVdkskA this]] video by Viva "IMMATOONLINK" Reverie.
* Simon in ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', particularly when he blows Roy up with dynamite.
* [[WalkingSpoiler A character]] has this in the BlackBoxTV episode [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6IyOrMWnQ The Babysitter.]][[http://blackboxtv.tumblr.com/post/55154471828/j0eygraceffa-the-babysitter-new-blackboxtv Here's a picture.]] Link contains spoilers.
* [[Creator/{{Laina}} The Overly Attached Girlfriend]].
* [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro]] does this in his more horror-related videos, reasonably.
* The necromancer Sawyer is never seen without one of these on his face in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.
* WebVideo/FilthyFrank can pull off a hell of creepy smile when he wants to, best demonstrated with [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/56/72/1e/56721e57139a1ff0fbe00230d57793d7.jpg Pink Guy.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': The Grinch smiles in a sinister fashion when he gets his "wonderful, ''awful'' idea" to impersonate Santa Claus and steal Christmas.
* The twin kittens in ''Best Ed'' give these all the time, the only time they DROP their smile is at Buddy the Squirrel, who gives an OhCrap moment whenever they do.
* [[spoiler:William Dunbar]], of all people in '' WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' displays this while in Lyoko while [[spoiler:possessed by XANA after the ending of the third season.]] This is helped by the fact that he is given a {{BFS}} to use as weapon while backed up by Monsters.
* Fred in the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "Freaky Fred".
* Many cartoon sharks grin at their victims as they sneak up from behind. For instance, the ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' promotional posters featured a blood-crazed Bruce looming over Dory and Marlin.
** Possibly an example of TruthInTelevision, or, more accurately, Urban Legend In Television. In the past, some people believed that sharks grinned and winked as they moved in for the kill. In actual fact, sharks' jaws swing down and forward to allow them to bite, and a membrane moves to cover their eyes so that they don't get damaged in the assault. [[ThreateningShark The look certainly gives the appearance of a scary grin, which may go some way to explain why sharks are such demonised predators.]] It seems unlikely that anyone being attacked by a shark would care whether it looked like it was grinning or not.
** In a similar vein: [[Literature/MobyDick "I grin at thee, thou grinning whale."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' typically dons one of these before unleashing {{doom|yDoomsOfDoom}} on the PunyEarthlings, more-likely-than-not followed by an EvilLaugh.
* Creator/ChuckJones' ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' has the eponymous character grow one that takes up most of his face when he gets the "wonderful, ''awful'' idea!" to steal Christmas.
* Psycho, aka "Smiley," TheDragon from ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''.
* Mr. Crocker from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' is an expert in these kinds of smiles. That grin is made even funnier when it shatters. Complete with a sound of breaking glass.
* Vendetta from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' has shown one out of aggression and frustration in the episode Super Evil.
* Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/{{Total Drama|Island}}'' shows these from time to time. More so in the second season.
** [[spoiler: Mike's SplitPersonality Mal]] is also fond of giving them in the fifth season.
** [[BigBad The Ice Dancers]] both give one in [[spoiler: the last episode.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula's iconic PsychoticSmirk [[SanitySlippage gradually morphs into one of these over the course of the last few episodes of the series.]]
** Her father, Firelord Ozai, also sports one in the finale when he's attempting to burn down the entire Earth Kingdom.
** [[CuteBruiser Toph]]'s first sign of emotion in the series after winning the Earth Rumble tournament is to [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3660/3280963704_94fcb87cd3.jpg grin]] like the boss she is.
** Sokka has a [[http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Sokka_2d6392_841964.jpg truly epic one]], when he trying to sneak up on Aang [[TrainingMontage during training]] which has long since become meme-bait.
* Pinkie Pie gives us an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RWk171beU absolutely terrifying example]] in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Party of One".
** Later on in Season 2's "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle's SanitySlippage results in a rapidly-worsening succession of disturbing [[TheUnsmile Unsmiles]]. [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/186/252/71479%20-%20Cutie_Mark_Crusaders%20Sweetie_Belle%20animated%20apple_bloom%20cmc%20hi_girls%20insane%20scootaloo%20twilight_sparkle.gif?1318691772 Taken out of context]], these can result in some ''severe'' horror. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkSwmhp2sg This]] is probably the most famous "smile" she gives.
** Discord from Season 2 also gives a nice one when he pretty much Force Chokes the mane cast.
** Then there's Princess Cadence [[spoiler:Actually an impostor]] in "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1" when she [[spoiler:imprisons Twilight Sparkle.]]
** Trixie gives a nice one in the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]".
** In "Just for Sidekicks", Spike warns the Cutie Mark Crusaders not the leave the train in the Crystal Empire. In response, they each get one before subjecting him to TickleTorture.
** Rarity gives a [[StealthPun pretty]] good one in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]] when she shows off her new dress line she made while under the influence of the eponymous spell.
* During his mental breakdowns Ren of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' would often sport one of these.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible herself sported one of these at the end of [[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama her movie]], [[spoiler:right after she kicked [[EvilCounterpart Shego]] into a high-voltage electrical tower to what seems to be her death, crushed under said tower. However, she [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat survives]], frizzled and still smoking from the electrical shock, but without any major injuries. The shot showing this originally wasn't present, which made it look like Shego was killed. Test audiences were horrified, leading to the inclusion of the shot where she and Drakken are arrested and taken to jail.]]
** She also flashes one to Drakken before flattening him (and not for the first time) as well as to Jim and Tim when she thinks of the idea of soccer being a contact sport, when she thinks of using her SuperSpeed in Queen Bebe, and maybe a few other instances. And she's the ''good guy''.
* WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants wins a prize. He waits for it at the mailbox for an impossibly long time. He finally gets it, and it turns out to be a toy. Patrick, his idiot starfish friend, "breaks" it. Spongebob just has a frozen smile on his face as he looks down at it. The smile stays on the entire following conversation:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=] & Patrick:''' It's beautiful. (Patrick touches it and its springs pop out)\\
'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=]?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' I waited so long...\\
'''Patrick:''' [=SpongeBob=]?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' And you broke it...\\
'''Patrick:''' You okay, buddy?\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Yes, yes I'm okay.\\
'''Patrick:''' (sighs) For a sec, I...\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' YOU! YOU RUINED MY FREE TOY!!!
** Also, "I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU, PATRICK!!"
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'': in the episode "Cry Wolf" Timber Wolf did this [[spoiler: showing us that he was [[BrainwashedAndCrazy under the nanite's influence]]]]
** In his debut episode, his [[EvilutionaryBiologist father]] also demonstrated this as he was going through his VillainousBreakdown while [[TheDogBitesBack he released his mutated animals to go after the Legion.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'''s Hexadecimal had many masks with different emotions, with which she expressed herself, but her Slasher Smile mask is arguably the most (in)famous of all. Scarcely an episode went by without her using it at least once, and she always insisted on sticking her face right up against the camera when she used it.
** In the season 2 finale Megabyte gives one to Bob before [[spoiler: launching him into a web portal.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise, being [[AxCrazy Heloise]], is prone to these. It's strangely adorable on her.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': [[spoiler: Eddy's Older Brother]] gives a particularly creepy one [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EddysBrother_3006.JPG of these]] in TheMovie.
** In a more comedic example, [[StalkerWithACrush The Kanker Sisters]] were prone to these too.
** So was [[EnfantTerrible Sarah]].
** And Eddy whenever he's cooking up a scam.
** Kevin too, right before he'd beat up one of the Eds.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] alternate between giving slasher smiles, psychotic smirks, or just [[DissonantSerenity smiling calmly]]. And yes, it's creepy.
* [[BadPowersGoodPeople Raven]] from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' dons one of these in "Nevermore", when her emotions and power go out of control.
* Combined with ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' song "We Are in Love", [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110717204245/looneytunesshow/images/1/1c/Snapshot20110717155807.png it might be hard]] [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110717204238/looneytunesshow/images/4/43/Snapshot20110717155804.png to look at Lola the same way anymore]].
* The [[PsychoForHire Grim Reaper]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' flashes one of these whenever he's about to fight someone. (Or whenever he's beaten them.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Green Goblin possesses one that is quite creepy combined with his EvilLaugh and [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor Sadistic One-Liners]].
* Near the end of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[spoiler:New Brian actually does give this when he tells Stewie of him using Rupert the Teddy Bear for his pleasure]], giving out the most evil slasher smile he ever gave.
** Stewie gives one in "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" when he gets his picture taken with Santa.
* Angelica of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' would sometimes indulge in one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' villain [[FutureMeScaresMe Dark Danny]] does this quite frequently - it's part of his charm. [[ArchEnemy Vlad Plasmius]] also gives us one from time to time when he's feeling especially deranged, but he mostly sticks to his PsychoticSmirk.
* Wayne Cramp of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrampTwins'' has this as a default expression.
* Try to name someone in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' who '''hasn't''' done one yet.
* [[EvilCounterpart Kevin 11]] did this ''very'' often in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''. He stopped doing this after [[HeelFaceTurn reforming]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''... [[spoiler:Then starts doing it again in season 1 of ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' after being turned insane again.]]
* WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar: [[OnlySaneMan Maurice]] flashes one after [[ItMakesSenseInContext knocking out King Julien with a rolling pin]] in the episode [[OutOfCharacterMoment "Kingdom Come."]]
* Jasper of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse gives of an especially [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/QTtk44_5lCQ/maxresdefault.jpg menacing]] smile when [[FusionDance fusing]] with Lapis.
* In WesternAnimation/GravityFalls, "Bipper" (Bill Cipher while [[DemonicPossession possessing Dipper's body]] seems to be wearing one of these at almost [[http://animating-gravity.tumblr.com/post/97246312335/why-is-bipper-smiling-like-all-the-time all times]]. Considering he's a [[EldritchAbomination psychopathic dream demon]] bent on bringing about the end of the world who delights in causing Dipper's body insufferable torture while inside it, this seems rather appropriate, despite even how unnerving it is to see a character we know well look suddenly so malevolent. The artists even went as far as to slightly change the way his teeth and gums look in order to make it especially [[UncannyValley creepy]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'', Pepito gets a few in the "Bad Bat Hat" song. Pepito being the wearer of said hat and the song being about him being a naughty boy.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** Buttercup [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Buttercup_smiling_kindly.JPG gets]] [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Buttercup_giving_off_a_confy_smile.JPG a]] [[http://powerpuffgirls.wikia.com/wiki/File:Vlcsnap-2015-09-04-20h53m59s153.png few]] in "Moral Decay". Also Blossom gives a rather sinister grin during the ending towards Buttercup.
** [[{{Satan}} Him]] is a master at doing this.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' does this quite often, usually before [[ChainsawGood using a chainsaw]] on [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'''s non-canon pilot has [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]]'s [[http://www.dariawiki.org/wiki/images/thumb/1/1a/Daria%27s_smile.png/200px-Daria%27s_smile.png famous smirk]] as she performs a BatmanGambit to get petty revenge on [[DumbJock Kevin]]. {{Averted}} in the show proper, where Daria ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn now much more calm and deadpan]]) is instead prone to the occasional MonaLisaSmile.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* Many of the images on Encyclopedia Dramatica's [[http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/DO_IT_FAGGOT "DO IT FAGGOT"]] page can either be examples of {{Slasher Smile}}s or {{Cheshire Cat Grin}}s.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, Loki was often depicted with one of these (in some versions, due to a bet gone wrong Loki often had ''scars'' on his entire lip as well.
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/60436 Smile.dog's]] nightmarish grin is like this.
* The urban legend of [[TheAdjectivalMan The Grinning Man]], told as an event that coincided with the Mothman sightings in West Virginia during the 1960s. [[http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/2452500/2452827_31a7_625x1000.jpg Some artistic renderings]] [[http://otherworldmystery.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/grinning-man.jpg can be a little unsettling]].
** The last one... Is that Voldemort?
** That last image may be NightmareRetardant. It's an edited photo of the cockmongler.
*** It's only NightmareRetardant if you actually knew who the cockmongler was before hand. Otherwise?
* Death is usually seen as a skeleton (with some accessories, like a scythe). Ironically, a human skull seems to "smile" all the time.
* Play the ''VideoGame/LunaGame'', [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/722/TheLuna.png Never sleep again.]]
* [[CreepyPasta Jeff The Killer]]. [[NightmareFuel/CreepyPasta Go to sleep]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Actor Creator/JackBlack can be seen with these in a wide number of photos.
* The "literally smiling from ear to ear" disfigurement smile as evidenced by characters such as Kakihara in Ichi the Killer, Gwynplaine (of the aforementioned The Man Who Laughs), and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'''s Joker is commonly referred to as a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_smile "Glasgow]] [[GlasgowGrin smile]]" and is not a terribly uncommon humiliation injury by gangs. The actor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Flanagan_%28actor%29 Tommy Flanagan]][[note]]Actually from Glasgow, Scotland.[[/note]] sports one of these courtesy of being jumped outside a pub in his younger days.
** In Japan, legends abound of the ''kuchisake-onna'' (口裂け女), a female onryou with a surgical mask to conceal it and who is hellbent on returning the favor to every male she accosts around sundown
* Creator/JackNicholson.
** [[Film/TheShining "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!"]] (that tends to happen when you play those roles).
** ''With new Joker brand I get a grin again and again and again.''
* Creator/LonChaney was a master of this both in and [[http://i.imgur.com/e7zZM4H.jpg out]] of makeup.
* Creator/MichaelFassbender. There's a reason everyone on the Internet [[MemeticMutation thinks he's a shark]].
** Smiling too widely is a good way to unsettle a fencing opponent.
* Pittsburgh Steeler receiver Hines Ward is known for two things. The first is blocks so vicious and they made a new rule to try to keep him from hurting people. The second is almost always smiling. No matter how hard he gets hit, or how hard he hits someone, he gets up smiling like a lunatic.
* Cult leader and sexual deviant David Berg's slasher smile never seemed to leave his face. Makes you shudder and want to punch him at the same time.
* Creator/MarlonBrando, as seen [[http://images.wikia.com/godfather/images/4/49/Marlon_brando_make_up.jpg here]]. (He looks like he might have been told by the makeup artist to grin so that the artist knows which facial wrinkles to highlight. Still looks freaky.)
* UsefulNotes/JoeBiden smiles a lot: a nice smile, on the whole. But in this smile, as he [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-9-2004/finding-memo explains why we have the Geneva Convention,]][[note]]go to 5:15[[/note]] there's nothing but pure distilled rage. And NightmareFuel.
-->To protect ''my son'' in the military. That's why we sign these treaties.
* [[TheFundamentalist Shirley Phelps]] [[http://i.imgur.com/0G2jb.jpg tends to wear this expression during interviews]].
* Actor [[Series/TheAddamsFamily John Astin]] often sports one of these in his various roles.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Kehoe Andrew Kehoe]] was reportedly seen wearing one of these while heading toward Bath School, [[WouldHurtAChild half of which he had blown up with dynamite minutes earlier, killing 38 people (mostly kids)]]. Shortly thereafter, he blew up his car, killing himself and four others.
** In a similar vein, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Andrew_Williams Charles "Andy" Williams]] was smiling while shooting at his classmates.
* UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum often makes a goofy face at the camera that has become memetic. It involves a large, bizarre, Joker-like smile that makes him look insane. He's even worn shirts with himself making the smile.
* Music/DavidBowie could produce one when he was in the right mood.
* Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of stabbing 19 severely disabled people to death in a Japanese care home, has one of these in virtually every photo of him, both before and after the rampage.
* Alligators and crocodiles often appear to have a permanent one, though in reality this is just how their mouths are shaped.
[[/folder]]

----
1975
16th Aug '17 9:34:03 AM Bootlebat
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Alligators and crocodiles often appear to have a permanent one, though in reality this is just how their mouths are shaped.
13th Aug '17 7:27:12 AM ScroogeMacDuck
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Unsurprisingly (being a jack-o-lantern), ''Webcomic/ZackJack''[='s=] StingyJack has this as his default expression. ''[[https://d30womf5coomej.cloudfront.net/c/c1/4e420e8a-3976-48af-94b0-055e0cf05270.jpg Look at him!]]''
This list shows the last 10 events of 430. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SlasherSmile