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9th Jun '17 9:36:29 PM nombretomado
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* Steve Austin has this look at the end of the ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode "Burning Bright". Hes carrying the body of his friend, Josh Lang, ({{William Shatner}}) after hed burned out from his brain boost.

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* Steve Austin has this look at the end of the ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' episode "Burning Bright". Hes carrying the body of his friend, Josh Lang, ({{William Shatner}}) (Creator/WilliamShatner) after hed burned out from his brain boost.
20th May '17 8:21:36 AM JackG
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* The little girl found at the beginning of the movie ''Film/{{Them}}'' [[spoiler:She is the sole survivor of giant ants that attacked the trailer she and her parents were in.]] Formic acid fumes revive her screaming '''Them!'''

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* The little girl found at the beginning of the movie ''Film/{{Them}}'' [[spoiler:She is the sole survivor of giant ants that attacked the trailer she and her parents were in.]] Formic acid fumes revive her screaming '''Them!''''''[[TitleDrop Them!]]'''
11th Apr '17 7:05:43 PM AthenaBlue
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' frequently. Finn gets one in "Susan Strong" when he contemplates being the last of his kind for too long. He gets another one in "Marceline's Closet", when he sees Marceline naked.
* ''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.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's stuck with one at the end of "Up A Tree", after Chip n' Dale blew up his house into smithereens.
* 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]].
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', while everybody is out looking for [[spoiler:Korra, who vanished in the [[FantasticNuke spirit energy explosion]] that destroyed downtown Republic City]], Asami just [[http://dongbufeng.net/media/gallery/displayimage.php?album=113&pos=1325 stands there,]] looking stunned and profoundly ''lost''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', in the episode "Rick Potion #9", Morty gets this at the ending. With that ending, even the viewer has the same face. [[spoiler:Burying a corpse of yourself and then replacing their lives while you leave your own reality to die off in an apocalypse does that to people.]]



* DonaldDuck's stuck with one at the end of "Up A Tree", after Chip n' Dale blew up his house into smithereens.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' frequently. Finn gets one in Susan Strong when he contemplates being the last of his kind for too long. He gets another one in "Marceline's Closet," when he sees Marceline naked.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', in the episode Rick Potion #9, Morty gets this at the ending. With that ending, even the viewer has the same face. [[spoiler:Burying a corpse of yourself and then replacing their lives while you leave your own reality to die off in an apocalypse does that to people.]]
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', while everybody is out looking for [[spoiler:Korra, who vanished in the [[FantasticNuke spirit energy explosion]] that destroyed downtown Republic city]], Asami just [[http://dongbufeng.net/media/gallery/displayimage.php?album=113&pos=1325 stands there,]] looking stunned and profoundly ''lost''.
* 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]].
* ''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.

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* DonaldDuck's stuck with one at ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': At the end of "Up A Tree", [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]], [[spoiler:the surviving members of Phoenix Squadron onboard the ''Ghost'' for the trip to Yavin IV pretty much all have this look on their faces, after Chip n' Dale blew up his house into smithereens.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' frequently. Finn gets one in Susan Strong when he contemplates being
the last Battle of his kind Atollon resulted in heavy losses for too long. He gets another one in "Marceline's Closet," when he sees Marceline naked.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', in
the episode Rick Potion #9, Morty gets this at the ending. With that ending, even the viewer has the same face. [[spoiler:Burying a corpse of yourself and then replacing their lives while you leave your own reality to die off in an apocalypse does that to people.]]
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', while everybody is out looking for [[spoiler:Korra, who vanished in the [[FantasticNuke spirit energy explosion]] that destroyed downtown Republic city]], Asami just [[http://dongbufeng.net/media/gallery/displayimage.php?album=113&pos=1325 stands there,]] looking stunned and profoundly ''lost''.
* 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]].
* ''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.
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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]].
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