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6th Aug '17 4:34:57 PM ectostar
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* '''Depressed:''' The character seems to be happy, cheerful, is always smiling and seems to live a perfect life - [[BeneathTheMask but inside]] [[TheEeyore they are melancholic, if not outright depressed]].
* '''Empty:''' The character seems to be [[ThePollyanna kind and cheerful]], but [[TrueSelf is actually]] [[ExtremeDoormat motiveless]] and [[EmptyShell hollow]].
* '''Unstable:''' The smile [[AxCrazy hides mental instability, and even madness]].

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* '''Depressed:''' '''Depressed''': The character seems to be happy, cheerful, is always smiling and seems to live a perfect life - [[BeneathTheMask but inside]] [[TheEeyore they are melancholic, if not outright depressed]].
* '''Empty:''' '''Empty''': The character seems to be [[ThePollyanna kind and cheerful]], but [[TrueSelf is actually]] [[ExtremeDoormat motiveless]] and [[EmptyShell hollow]].
* '''Unstable:''' '''Unstable''': The smile [[AxCrazy hides mental instability, and even madness]].
30th Oct '16 5:09:05 AM ectostar
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'''Depressed:''' The character seems to be happy, cheerful, is always smiling and seems to live a perfect life - [[BeneathTheMask but inside]] [[TheEeyore they are melancholic, if not outright depressed]].

'''Empty:''' The character seems to be [[ThePollyanna kind and cheerful]], but [[TrueSelf is actually]] [[ExtremeDoormat motiveless]] and [[EmptyShell hollow]].

'''Unstable:''' The smile [[AxCrazy hides mental instability, and even madness]].

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* '''Depressed:''' The character seems to be happy, cheerful, is always smiling and seems to live a perfect life - [[BeneathTheMask but inside]] [[TheEeyore they are melancholic, if not outright depressed]].

depressed]].
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'''Empty:''' The character seems to be [[ThePollyanna kind and cheerful]], but [[TrueSelf is actually]] [[ExtremeDoormat motiveless]] and [[EmptyShell hollow]].

hollow]].
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'''Unstable:''' The smile [[AxCrazy hides mental instability, and even madness]].


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!!Examples:
18th Jul '16 6:52:47 PM GregPagano
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* StepfordSmiler/AnimatedFilms
5th Jul '16 8:53:21 PM AnotherGuy
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See also BeneathTheMask, BitchInSheepsClothing, BrokenAce, ComedicSociopathy, EvilMatriarch, ExtremeDoormat, TheFakeCutie, FauxAffablyEvil, IJustWantToBeNormal, MarySue, {{Masquerade}}, ThinkHappyThoughts, UncannyValleyGirl, {{Yandere}}, and the darker variants of MinnesotaNice. The CrapsaccharineWorld is basically this trope upscaled to include the entire society.

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See also BeneathTheMask, BitchInSheepsClothing, BrokenAce, ComedicSociopathy, EvilMatriarch, ExtremeDoormat, TheFakeCutie, FauxAffablyEvil, IJustWantToBeNormal, MarySue, {{Masquerade}}, SadClown, ThinkHappyThoughts, UncannyValleyGirl, {{Yandere}}, and the darker variants of MinnesotaNice. The CrapsaccharineWorld is basically this trope upscaled to include the entire society.
9th May '16 10:28:34 AM Moonstreak
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'''Depressed''' The character seems to be happy, cheerful, is always smiling and seems to live a perfect life - [[BeneathTheMask but inside]] [[TheEeyore they are melancholic, if not outright depressed]].

'''Empty''' The character seems to be [[ThePollyanna kind and cheerful]], but [[TrueSelf is actually]] [[ExtremeDoormat motiveless]] and [[EmptyShell hollow]].

'''Unstable''' The smile [[AxCrazy hides mental instability, and even madness]].

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'''Depressed''' '''Depressed:''' The character seems to be happy, cheerful, is always smiling and seems to live a perfect life - [[BeneathTheMask but inside]] [[TheEeyore they are melancholic, if not outright depressed]].

'''Empty''' '''Empty:''' The character seems to be [[ThePollyanna kind and cheerful]], but [[TrueSelf is actually]] [[ExtremeDoormat motiveless]] and [[EmptyShell hollow]].

'''Unstable''' '''Unstable:''' The smile [[AxCrazy hides mental instability, and even madness]].
14th Mar '16 7:33:32 PM Willbyr
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26th Aug '15 8:54:54 PM Larkmarn
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->''"I'' know ''smiles, and those smiles... they're just not right!"''
-->-- '''Pinkie Pie''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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->''"I'' know ''smiles, ->''"He always smiled, and those smiles... they're just he always chuckled, but inside he did not right!"''
notice anyone, did not care; it was his body that smiled, nodded and shook hands. Nothing touched his mind, which remained remote."''
-->-- '''Pinkie Pie''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
'''Creator/PhilipKDick''', ''Literature/{{Ubik}}''
7th Jul '15 6:10:39 PM MagBas
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Not every {{Housewife}} is a Stepford Smiler, obviously. They often encounter one as a nemesis instead, in a post-HighSchool example of the AlphaBitch. Still, some readers describe ''any'' Housewife raising her own children as a Stepford Smiler [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses on little if any evidence]], bringing in the UnfortunateImplications about "staying at home = women being slaves of [[TheUnfairSex those evil men]]."

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Not every {{Housewife}} is a Stepford Smiler, obviously. They often encounter one as a nemesis instead, in a post-HighSchool example of the AlphaBitch. Still, some readers describe ''any'' Housewife raising her own children as a Stepford Smiler [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses on little if any evidence]], bringing in the UnfortunateImplications about "staying at home = women being slaves of [[TheUnfairSex those evil men]]."
AlphaBitch.
5th Apr '15 5:21:19 PM otemple700
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-->-- '''Pinkie Pie''', ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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-->-- '''Pinkie Pie''', ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
5th Apr '15 5:20:40 PM otemple700
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->''"He always smiled, and he always chuckled, but inside he did not notice anyone, did not care; it was his body that smiled, nodded and shook hands. Nothing touched his mind, which remained remote."''
-->-- '''Creator/PhilipKDick''', ''Literature/{{Ubik}}''

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->''"He always smiled, ->''"I'' know ''smiles, and he always chuckled, but inside he did those smiles... they're just not notice anyone, did not care; it was his body that smiled, nodded and shook hands. Nothing touched his mind, which remained remote."''
right!"''
-->-- '''Creator/PhilipKDick''', ''Literature/{{Ubik}}''
'''Pinkie Pie''', ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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