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15th Nov '17 6:43:30 AM MasterFuzzy
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* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nightmare Man]] of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' is a classic example of this trope, with a very soft, quiet voice and an absolutely unnerving presence.
8th Nov '17 3:54:40 PM BarbarousNeonate
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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' viciously grips Mufasa's paws with his claws and, grinning evilly, throws his brother off the cliff to his death with the impersonating words, "Long live the king" then sends the hyenas to kill Simba but fail due to refusing to chase him through a dense thorn thicket.
31st Oct '17 3:12:25 PM darkemyst
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** Snape is described as being able to keep a whole class at attention without going much louder than a whisper in the first book, and though his speech often contains contempt and sarcasm, he rarely ever does anything but speak softly - which serves to make the times he does outwardly show his rage all the more significant. Demonstrated when he and Sirius have an argument; as they both get closer to violence, Sirius loses his indoor voice while Snape gets tenser and more waspish.

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** Snape is described as being able to keep a whole class at attention without going much louder than a whisper in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first book, book]], and though his speech often contains contempt and sarcasm, he rarely ever does anything but speak softly - which serves to make the times he does outwardly show his rage all the more significant. Demonstrated when he and Sirius have an argument; as they both get closer to violence, Sirius loses his indoor voice while Snape gets tenser and more waspish.
31st Oct '17 3:11:53 PM darkemyst
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** Voldemort speaks in an almost snake-like whisper, especially shown during the first chapter of Book 7. He rarely raises his voice, and when he does, it is supposedly extremely terrifying.

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** Umbridge's fluttery, girlish, high-pitched voice belies her true nature, though most everyone sees through it immediately as shown in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix book 5]].
** Voldemort speaks in an almost snake-like whisper, especially shown during the first chapter of [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Book 7.7]]. He rarely raises his voice, and when he does, it is supposedly extremely terrifying.
22nd Oct '17 3:50:36 PM BisquiteenTrisket
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* The spoilerific revealed antagonists from Christopher Nolan's first feature ''Film/Following'', ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', and ''Film/ArtSchoolConfidential''.

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* The spoilerific revealed antagonists from Christopher Nolan's first feature ''Film/Following'', Following, ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', and ''Film/ArtSchoolConfidential''.
22nd Oct '17 3:48:52 PM BisquiteenTrisket
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* Salieri from ''Film/Amadeus''.

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* Salieri from ''Film/Amadeus''.Amadeus.
22nd Oct '17 3:46:44 PM BisquiteenTrisket
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* Kylo Ren from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has many fans of his oddly relaxing and mesmerizing voice. His behavior is hardly timid.
* Darth Maul from ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' sees much, says little, and says it calmly and quietly.
* Warden Norton from ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''.
* Keyser Soze from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' arguably takes full advantage of this trope.
* Salieri from ''Film/Amadeus''.
* The spoilerific revealed antagonists from Christopher Nolan's first feature ''Film/Following'', ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'', and ''Film/ArtSchoolConfidential''.
13th Sep '17 5:42:30 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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See also AffablyEvil, FauxAffablyEvil, DissonantSerenity, and CreepyMonotone and compare WickedCultured. Note that if and when they eventually drop this soft-spoken demeanor, then that's a surefire sign things are going to get worse. Contrast with EvilIsHammy, though a ColdHam can cover both.

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See also AffablyEvil, FauxAffablyEvil, DissonantSerenity, and CreepyMonotone and compare WickedCultured.WickedCultured and PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes. Note that if and when they eventually drop this soft-spoken demeanor, then that's a surefire sign things are going to get worse. Contrast with EvilIsHammy, though a ColdHam can cover both.
1st Sep '17 1:32:52 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Itsuki's [[Creator/KoujiTsujitani smooth, mellow voice]] tends to hide his [[PsychoSupporter inner crazy]].

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
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Itsuki's [[Creator/KoujiTsujitani smooth, mellow voice]] tends to hide his [[PsychoSupporter inner crazy]].


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** A very disturbing example is Karasu during the Dark Tournament arc. While he's otherwise dismissive of his own allies and the other contestants, he takes a creepy liking to Kurama, and is ([[SmugSuper mostly]]) [[FauxAffablyEvil polite to him while he calmly and elegantly goes on about how he'd love to kill the kitsune demon personally]]. His DissonantSerenity before and during the battle manages to ''scare Kurama''.
30th Aug '17 6:08:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[AkiraIshida Xellos]] from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''.

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* [[AkiraIshida [[Creator/AkiraIshida Xellos]] from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''.
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