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27th Mar '17 1:30:05 AM Segal991
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "Aye Aye Eyes", this is the Creepy-Eyed-Girl's default expression. Dexter and Dee Dee are ''very'' disturbed by it.
26th Feb '17 12:51:13 AM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/LoisLane has one after [[spoiler: [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Clark's]] HeroicSacrifice. It's especially notable when she's lying on Clark's bed during his wake, staring up at the planets hanging from the ceiling]].
10th Feb '17 6:44:00 AM Troperinik
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* Mild example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': After Kaeloo [[spoiler: [[ForcefulKiss forcibly kisses]]]] Mr. Cat in the episode "Let's Play Peace Man", he sits under a tree and stares into the distance. A few minutes later, he recovers after she asks him if [[spoiler:they can do it again]].
2nd Feb '17 11:39:13 AM mlsmithca
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* In Chapter 24 of ''Literature/TheDayOfTheLocust'', protagonist Tod Hackett visits the house of his friend Homer Simpson and finds him staring off into the far distance. After some prodding, Homer tells Tod a disjointed account of how his life in Los Angeles has just collapsed around his ears: he had been allowing aspiring actress Faye Greener (on whom he and Tod both have crushes), her boyfriend Earle Shoop, and his friend Miguel to live in his house and garage, but the previous night, Faye slept with Miguel to make Earle jealous, leading the two men to fight and all three to move out of his house. Homer remains near catatonic until the novel's finale.
1st Feb '17 10:27:29 AM mlsmithca
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* In Chapter 24 of ''Literature/TheDayOfTheLocust'', protagonist Tod Hackett visits the house of his friend Homer Simpson and finds him staring off into the far distance. After some prodding, Homer tells Tod a disjointed account of how his life in Los Angeles has just collapsed around his ears: he had been allowing aspiring actress Faye Greener (on whom he and Tod both have crushes), her boyfriend Earle Shoop, and his friend Miguel to live in his house and garage, but the previous night, Faye slept with Miguel to make Earle jealous, leading the two men to fight and all three to move out of his house. Homer remains near catatonic until the novel's finale.
27th Jan '17 1:06:24 AM morane
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A character who has just gone through some sort of trauma, learned something they [[GoMadFromTheRevelation probably didn't need to know]], or seen something they really shouldn't have had to, will often have an unfocused, vacant stare into a vast abyss of nothingness, slipping into a [[ShellShockedVeteran shock and weariness]] from which it is very hard to escape.

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Lights on, but nobody home. A character who has just gone through some sort of trauma, learned something they [[GoMadFromTheRevelation probably didn't need to know]], or seen something they really shouldn't have had to, will often have an unfocused, vacant stare into a vast abyss of nothingness, slipping into a [[ShellShockedVeteran shock and weariness]] from which it is very hard to escape.


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Very much TruthInTelevision, and common on PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) patients.
11th Dec '16 12:32:02 PM rjd1922
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* During the last chapter of ''VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2'', every survivor gets this once [[spoiler: they realize that they are the Remnants of Despair]], and Hajime gets one when he [[spoiler: finds out he is Izuru Kamukura]].

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* During the last chapter of ''VideoGame/SuperDanganRonpa2'', ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', every survivor gets this once [[spoiler: they realize that they are the Remnants of Despair]], and Hajime gets one when he [[spoiler: finds out he is Izuru Kamukura]].
9th Dec '16 2:57:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Badass}} Raiden]] sports one of these after [[spoiler: killing Senator Steven Armstrong, who was both the BigBad and quite possibly the one person on the planet who understood Raiden]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''.

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* [[{{Badass}} Raiden]] Raiden sports one of these after [[spoiler: killing Senator Steven Armstrong, who was both the BigBad and quite possibly the one person on the planet who understood Raiden]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''.
24th Nov '16 7:51:46 AM babyhenchy1
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke sports one after his/her [[spoiler:mother's very gruesome death]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] sports one after his/her [[spoiler:mother's very gruesome death]].
24th Nov '16 7:51:20 AM babyhenchy1
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke sports one after his/her [[spoiler:mother's very gruesome death]].
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