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26th Apr '18 3:56:27 AM matteste
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* Quite a few characters from ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'' are prone of pull these kinds of smiles. [[BloodKnight Wilhelm]], [[TortureTechnician Rusalka]] and [[AxCrazy Schreiber]] are among those that pull these the most.
13th Apr '18 7:13:26 PM rushguy1
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* Brent Smith of {{Music/Shinedown}} unleashes a blink-and-you-miss slasher smile in the band's video for "Devil." [[https://ibb.co/cYX447 It's surprisingly creepy.]]
13th Apr '18 5:49:54 AM JohnZ
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** While the normal in-battle appearances of the ''P3'' and ''P4'' cast are retained in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena Ultimate'', each character has a [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Shadow version]] that invariably sports this or a PsychoticSmirk in their splash artwork.
11th Apr '18 5:55:02 AM Bisected8
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* Grelle Sutcliffe the {{Shinigami}} from [[Manga/BlackButler Kuroshitsuji]] has one of these. Made even better and creepier by the fact [[{{Transsexual}} she]] had just finished murdering someone a few seconds ago and is covered from head to toe in blood. Too bad it isn't really seen again after this, because she's too busy being a goofball, playing with safety scissors. Yes, really.

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* Grelle Sutcliffe the {{Shinigami}} from [[Manga/BlackButler Kuroshitsuji]] has one of these. Made even better and creepier by the fact [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} she]] had just finished murdering someone a few seconds ago and is covered from head to toe in blood. Too bad it isn't really seen again after this, because she's too busy being a goofball, playing with safety scissors. Yes, really.
2nd Apr '18 7:07:30 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* 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.
* 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.



* 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.

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* Darmanitan from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''. Just think about what is going through In ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'', any crow enemy will always have a ''massive'' one on its mind.
mug.
** Then there's [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/5c/Genesect_Army_M16.png Genesect]]. This smile [[FrozenFace seems Likewise, this extends to be permanent]] due to [[BigBad Team Plasma's]] [[WeCanRebuildHim power-boosting enhancements]].
** As
all the bosses too, save 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
Dark Raven and ''maybe'' Dark Corvo.
* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Jin gets
to the character's true self by sporting sport one of these whenever he's around Ragna.
** In
the middle of the game.
* Slightly subverted in ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'': The Cheshire Cat had this expression (it's significantly scarier than the CheshireCatGrin
sequel we have [[spoiler: Hazama/Terumi]] who's smile is perfectly fitting for 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
insane]] personality. Especially on the end Japanese audio track.
%%* Master Contra from ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
* Oblio
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
''Dance Central'' when dancing "Body Movin" gives one to B.J. He says he's a "happy man", except smile that's not a happy smile. That's a Slasher Smile...
*
just scary.
%%*
The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' guy makes this expression when he picks up a new weapon.
* In The ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' fangame ''VideoGame/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 opening area first entered at 1:20, and the painting at 15:14 is of ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', Luca Blight has a surreal abstract line-art slasher smile.
** There are also at least two places in ''VideoGame/DotFlow'' 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 most frighteningly evil {{Slasher Smile}}s [[NightmareFuel imaginable, bordering on horror]] (a look that he keeps consistent throughout areas is entered first at 1:11, and more of it and 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
second area are shown starting at 7:40.
** When
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,
re-occurring character 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 [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Smile']] is struck with 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]]
steel pipe, he cracks his V-trigger, no matter how beautiful and [[TheFightingNarcissist delicate]] he claims to be Vega is easily gets one of these. After the most insane Street Fighters.
* Magaki in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI'' has a terrible smile frozen on his face the entire
event occurs, Smile will grin every time you fight him.
* Two bosses
pull out the pipe in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'', Cractus front of him... (for the morbidly curious, here's the recorded event: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jpftgZrEmQ&feature=related video link]]
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', both hurlocks
and Spoiled Rotten, twist their faces into grotesque, rabid grins after they've been hit several times. The freakiness is magnified by the fact genlocks sport permanent Slasher Smiles and it's arguable that their heads alone take up more of the screen than Wario does.Shrieks also have one.



* 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.
* The Super Mutants in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have a permanent grinning expression.



* 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''.

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** [[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"]].
* 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 Horseless Headless Horsemann Replica assassins ([[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:POAssassin.jpg image link]]) from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]''
** [[ImAHumanitarian Paxton Fettel]]
has one of these carved into his jack o' lantern head, as well as plastered on his [[WeaponOfChoice huge ax]].
face almost constantly.
* Jackle In ''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.]]
* 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]].
* When Haseo [[spoiler: awakens his Skeith Avatar]]
in ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' is constantly ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU .Hack//G.U.]]'' volume one he's revealed to be wearing one plastered over his otherwise invisible face. You kind after [[spoiler: he summons Skeith's scythe and prepares to use it to slaughter Bordeaux and her lackeys.]]
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'': Daniella (The Maid) spends a lot
of get the picture 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]].
* A heroic (and utterly strange) example is [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Daxter]]. The reason it's strange is
that he's absolutely insane, because just adding that evil cackle... *shudder*
* Sweet Tooth
a [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass goofy wisecracking sidekick with a bit of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', and in fact most {{monster clown}}s.
** Calypso from the same series might apply if you count most
badass thrown in]]. Only shown off in-game by his SuperpoweredEvilSide. Every other time, it's part of the endings for ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2''.an HD image promoting ''Jak X''.



* 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.]]

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* Baraka from ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' perpetually 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.
** Lady Tremaine and her daughters also have this smile when [[MoralEventHorizon they try to murder Cinderella]] [[ThePowerOfHate out of hatred]]. This leads to their imminent LaserGuidedKarma in either [[KarmicDeath eternity in Hell]] or [[KarmicTransformation becoming powerful Heartless]].
* Magaki in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XI''
has a deranged, fanged one that distorts terrible smile frozen on his face the 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
time you fight him.
* The fairy queen in
the fact fake ending cutscene of ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', revealing that both are Tarkatan (well, Mileena [[TrueFinalBoss Zero-Two is half Tarkatan) and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily thus have pointy teeth too big to be covered by their lips.]]still possessing her]].
** [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Dedede]] of all characters manages a surprisingly creepy one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8kXIEuOwU the intro for gourmet race]]



* 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/DotFlow'' 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]]



* 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 ''vicious'' 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.



* 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]].

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* 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.]]
* 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*
* [[spoiler: Matt Engarde]] shows a particularly disturbing one when you make him show his true colors in the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game.
**
In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Jin ''Investigations'' [[spoiler:Shih-na]] gets a bit of one when unmasked as one of the villains before eventually going on to sport 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. ]]
* 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 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
middle 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]].
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* 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.]]

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* When Haseo In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', [[EvilDiva Courtney]] [[TheDragon Gears]] gives out one of these right before her boss battle. Just before, she had captured Clank and replaced him with a duplicate to spy on the Q-Force. She also abducts Skidd [=McMarxx=], and [[MoralEventHorizon turns him into a robot]]; when Ratchet finds out, she captures him and spills out that she intends to do the same to him in sadist glee.
%%* Kurow Kirishima of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' has perfected this trope.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** The cover for ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' has [[AntiHero Walter]] sporting one of these, and
[[spoiler: awakens his Skeith Avatar]] in ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU .Hack//G.U.]]'' volume Issachar]] also suddenly sports one he's revealed of these when he begins to be wearing turn into a demon.
** In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', [[spoiler:Flynn, the saviour of Tokyo and Mikado,]] sports a very ''wrong''-looking
one after [[spoiler: he summons Skeith's scythe of these while fighting [[spoiler:Merkabah and prepares to use it to slaughter Bordeaux and her lackeys.Lucifer]] in Camp Ichigaya. It's a warning sign that [[spoiler:it's actually Shesha disguised as him.]]
* Master Contra ** 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 ''vicious'' one when he first summons his Persona.
%%* Scarlet
from ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}''.
''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming''.
* Found 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.
** [[spoiler:Penelope Mouse]] in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' also sports this at the climax of Chapter 4 when [[spoiler:she steals Sir Galeth's cane. This solidfies her FaceHeelTurn, and causes her former friends to attack her in hatred]].
* [[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''.
* 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.
* 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 last fictional characters you'd expect in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. Should you decide to take most insane Street Fighters.
* In
the troublemaker path with Mickey himself, he'll begin to crouch low 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 sport isn't just holding an axe or a knife, he's holding a decapitated head.
* 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]].
* Barbatos Goetia displays a very unsettling one for his "No Items Ever!" mystic arte in the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation2}}S2 remake of ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
* Emil of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' gets
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
during his scalpel attack.
* [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Dedede]] of all characters manages a surprisingly creepy one in
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D8kXIEuOwU com/watch?v=X6TBySMxhhI Devil's Hellfire]] [[LimitBreak Mystic Arte]]. Made all the intro for gourmet race]]
* The BigBad
more disturbing since Emil (outside of ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', [[spoiler:Yomiel]], wears one of these when he [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Ratatosk mode]]) is first encountered. It's made especially unnerving by normally a milquetoast to rival [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] himself.
** Alice from
the fact that [[spoiler:he looks identical same game appears 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
this as well. The Purple Man]] way she occasionally switches from her typical smiley expressions to her evil-/scary-looking one in a single instant is almost always seen with so creepy it makes her bear an uncanny resemblance to 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.[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask certain aforementioned mask salesman...]]
** Springtrap * Alexei from ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' displays one in [[SuperMovePortraitAttack his cut-in]] just before the climax of his Brilliant Cataclysm mystic arte.
* The Horseless Headless Horsemann from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
has this ''[[GlasgowGrin all one of these carved into his jack o' lantern head, as well as on his [[WeaponOfChoice huge ax]].
* Sweet Tooth of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', and in fact most {{monster clown}}s.
** Calypso from
the damn time.]]'' [[spoiler:Makes sense, since he's what's left same series might apply if you count most of the Purple Man.]]endings for ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2''.



* 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.
* [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] wear these in the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft series]]. The Goblin Shredder pilot has a particularly mad grin.




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* 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]].
* 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 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.
%%* Doctor Minoru Kamiya in ''Yu Yu Tokubetuhen'' flashes one of these when using his scalpel attack.
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': The homophobe gave Italy a ''really'' scary one. The Bad Touch Trio gave some as well [[ThePeepingTom to showcase their pervertedness]].
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* Pustulus Maximus pulls one of these in the music video for Music/{{GWAR}}'s "I'll Be Your Monster".
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* Due to Aspergers syndrome being linked to difficulty reading social and facial cues, many people on the spectrum often have to practice grinning to avoid it looking like a slasher smile.
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* Touma of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', episode nine. So very creepy and so very ''very'' [[CrowningMomentofAwesomeAnime awesome]].

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* Touma of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', episode nine. So very creepy and so very ''very'' [[CrowningMomentofAwesomeAnime [[Awesome/{{Anime}} awesome]].
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