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4th Nov '17 5:28:23 PM jccw227
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* In Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Lumiere attempts to coach the Beast in order to help him win Belle over, "Give her a dashing, debonair smile. Come, come, show me the smile." The Beast tries, but the result mostly involves baring a mouthful of very sharp fangs and is not remotely dashing or debonair.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Lumiere attempts to coach the Beast in order to help him win Belle over, "Give her a dashing, debonair smile. Come, come, show me the smile." The Beast tries, but the result mostly involves baring a mouthful of very sharp fangs and is not remotely dashing or debonair. Mrs. Potts, who is also trying to coach him, is aware, however of what it looks like, and quickly warns him not to "frighten the poor girl."
30th Oct '17 9:49:10 PM PrinceKaen
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* Arba, ''Manga/{{Magi}}'''s resident queen of the NightmareFace, gives one when the Djinn Paimon arrives to rescue Hakuei from Arba's DemonicPossession in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4975984 Maelstrom]]:
--> The witch grins, her face remembered, but it is a cruel mockery, not only of Paimon but of the very concept of a smile.
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23rd Oct '17 3:48:39 PM StarTropes
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** In ''Literature/{{Shatterpoint}}'', Mace Windu makes at least one attempt to smile, something that he hasn't done in over ten years. He quickly stops trying.
25th Aug '17 1:11:19 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', 626 (Stitch) bares his teeth in the most humorously creepy way when he says ''"Hi!"'' to Lilo in an attempt to show friendliness and to get her to adopt him. Considering what happens from there, you could say that it worked.
12th Aug '17 2:19:32 PM nombretomado
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* This was implied in SonicUnleashed where one of the [=NPCs=] asked Sonic why he doesn't smile in his Werehog form and wants him to do it. Sonic does so (albeit offscreen) and the NPC was startled by the [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily discovery]], regretting that he asked.

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* This was implied in SonicUnleashed ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' where one of the [=NPCs=] asked Sonic why he doesn't smile in his Werehog form and wants him to do it. Sonic does so (albeit offscreen) and the NPC was startled by the [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily discovery]], regretting that he asked.
11th Jul '17 1:47:05 PM jccw227
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', Buster and Babs [[BurgerFool are both working at Weenie Burger]]. The whole time, their manager keeps reminding them that they have to smile. During the course of the episode, the smile becomes more and more forced to the point where it's just their mouths stretched wide while showing a lot of teeth, especially since one of their customers is Montana Max.
14th Jun '17 9:49:49 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'' the first witch the protagonist encounters is described thusly:

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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'' ''Literature/TheWitches'' the first witch the protagonist encounters is described thusly:
25th Apr '17 2:13:44 PM Medinoc
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* Jones of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[spoiler:had to learn all emotional responses through observation and mimic, having none of her own.]] She [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1127 mentions to Antimony]] that she knows how to smile in theory, but in practice it's unnerving. The actual result isn't shown, only Annie's reaction.
25th Mar '17 11:12:06 AM Premonition45
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See also TheUnSmile.
4th Mar '17 11:17:18 AM Fangusu
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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into a sign of joy. If an ape or a monkey grins at you, it is conveying either aggression or submission, because it feels threatened. When you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.

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* We humans are the only species on Earth who have turned toothed smiling into a sign of joy. If an ape or a monkey grins at you, it is conveying either aggression or submission, because it feels threatened.submission. When you show your teeth, you are doing what translates as "bare your weapons" in animal language. In fact, this may be why it became a friendly gesture in humans in the first place; when you express friendliness or happiness, you are advertising that you do not want any trouble.
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