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4th Sep '16 10:06:28 PM Tre
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Compare FrozenFace, where he cannot show the emotions in his face. Not to be confused with the SyFy [[Series/TinMan miniseries]].

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Compare FrozenFace, where he cannot show the emotions in his face. Not to be confused with the SyFy Creator/{{Syfy}} [[Series/TinMan miniseries]].



* Wyatt Cain of the SciFi Miniseries ''Series/TinMan''. The human version of the original Baum character, his heart hardened by his family's deaths and his imprisonment in what is dubbed 'The Tin Suit.' He's called "Tin Man" by various characters because [[CallARabbitASmeerp it's the Outer Zone's term for police officers]]. Once released, his one and only goal in life is to take revenge on the man who he blames for the destruction of his life. [[spoiler: By the end of the miniseries, he has been reunited with his lost son, who actually wasn't dead.]]

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* Wyatt Cain of the SciFi Miniseries [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] miniseries ''Series/TinMan''. The human version of the original Baum character, his heart hardened by his family's deaths and his imprisonment in what is dubbed 'The Tin Suit.' He's called "Tin Man" by various characters because [[CallARabbitASmeerp it's the Outer Zone's term for police officers]]. Once released, his one and only goal in life is to take revenge on the man who he blames for the destruction of his life. [[spoiler: By the end of the miniseries, he has been reunited with his lost son, who actually wasn't dead.]]
21st Aug '16 1:44:23 PM Sharysa
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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Hearts are a big motif--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrome," Cord has a broken-heart tribal tattoo and wears a giant red heart necklace as the Tin Man, and [[BatSignal the city uses his magical broken-heart graffiti tags to call for help]].

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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. he's not good enough for anything else]]. Hearts are a big motif--"Takotsubo" motif, especially broken hearts--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrome," Cord has a broken-heart tribal tattoo and wears a giant red heart necklace pendant as the Tin Man, and [[BatSignal the city uses his magical broken-heart graffiti tags to call for help]].
21st Aug '16 1:42:29 PM Sharysa
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* Jon Irenicus, the BigBad from ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', was punished for his transgressions basically by removing his soul. This left him drained of all almost emotion; he would display arrogance and a bit of incredulity as the story progressed, and shallow bursts of anger, but that was about it. However bad he had been before, his complete lack of empathy for other sentient beings made him even worse. He desired to regain or even remember the love he had once felt, but the ways he went about trying to do this were unsuccesful and [[{{squick}} extremely creepy]].

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* Jon Irenicus, the BigBad from ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', was punished for his transgressions basically by removing his soul. This left him drained of all almost emotion; he would display arrogance and a bit of incredulity as the story progressed, and shallow bursts of anger, but that was about it. However bad he had been before, his complete lack of empathy for other sentient beings made him even worse. He desired to regain or even remember the love he had once felt, but the ways he went about trying to do this were unsuccesful unsuccessful and [[{{squick}} extremely creepy]].



* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are a big motif--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrome," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his magical broken-heart graffiti tags to call for help]].

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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts Hearts are a big motif--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrome," Cord's Cord has a broken-heart tribal tattoo is in and wears a poster-concept, giant red heart necklace as the Tin Man, and [[BatSignal the city uses his magical broken-heart graffiti tags to call for help]].
21st Aug '16 1:40:37 PM Sharysa
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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he's a very nice person who only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are a big motif--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrome," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his broken-heart graffiti tags as a magical alert system]].

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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he's a very nice person who he only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are a big motif--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrome," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his magical broken-heart graffiti tags as a magical alert system]].to call for help]].
30th Jun '16 11:29:48 AM Sharysa
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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he's a very nice person who only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are also a big motif in the story--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrom," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his broken-heart graffiti tags as a magical alert system]].

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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he's a very nice person who only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are also a big motif in the story--"Takotsubo" motif--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrom," syndrome," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his broken-heart graffiti tags as a magical alert system]].
28th Jun '16 8:05:08 PM Sharysa
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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he's a very nice person who only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are also a big motif in the story--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrom," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his broken-heart graffiti tags as a magical alert system]].
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26th Jun '16 10:51:19 AM nombretomado
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* Aigis from ''{{Persona 3}}'' fits this trope. She intially acts robotic but [[spoiler: she has to have a personality and emotions, otherwise she couldn't summon Personas, which are physical manifestations of emotions and personality traits. She slowly and subtly starts outwardly displaying such emotions over the course of the game and starts asking all the questions that come with realization of such things.]]
* Jon Irenicus, the BigBad from ''BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'', was punished for his transgressions basically by removing his soul. This left him drained of all almost emotion; he would display arrogance and a bit of incredulity as the story progressed, and shallow bursts of anger, but that was about it. However bad he had been before, his complete lack of empathy for other sentient beings made him even worse. He desired to regain or even remember the love he had once felt, but the ways he went about trying to do this were unsuccesful and [[{{squick}} extremely creepy]].

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* Aigis from ''{{Persona 3}}'' fits this trope. She intially initially acts robotic but [[spoiler: she has to have a personality and emotions, otherwise she couldn't summon Personas, which are physical manifestations of emotions and personality traits. She slowly and subtly starts outwardly displaying such emotions over the course of the game and starts asking all the questions that come with realization of such things.]]
* Jon Irenicus, the BigBad from ''BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', was punished for his transgressions basically by removing his soul. This left him drained of all almost emotion; he would display arrogance and a bit of incredulity as the story progressed, and shallow bursts of anger, but that was about it. However bad he had been before, his complete lack of empathy for other sentient beings made him even worse. He desired to regain or even remember the love he had once felt, but the ways he went about trying to do this were unsuccesful and [[{{squick}} extremely creepy]].
12th Jun '16 4:08:05 PM nombretomado
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* The TropeNamer from TheWonderfulWizardOfOz. Nick Chopper was an ordinary Munchkin woodcutter who was trying to earn enough money to run off with his fiancee and be a proper husband. Her family didn't approve of him, so they went to the East Witch and had her curse his axe. He ended up a cyborg as a tinner (who was likely working for the Witch) replaced his mutilated body parts with tin. His entire goal of getting a heart was to go back to his girlfriend. Of course, by the time he ''does'' find her [[spoiler: not only does he find out that she was seeing another fellow on the side (who was cursed in the same way and acts as a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as he's delighted to not have a heart any longer), she's married to a Frankenstein-style creation the tinner made from the parts of both suitors!]]

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* The TropeNamer from TheWonderfulWizardOfOz.''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. Nick Chopper was an ordinary Munchkin woodcutter who was trying to earn enough money to run off with his fiancee and be a proper husband. Her family didn't approve of him, so they went to the East Witch and had her curse his axe. He ended up a cyborg as a tinner (who was likely working for the Witch) replaced his mutilated body parts with tin. His entire goal of getting a heart was to go back to his girlfriend. Of course, by the time he ''does'' find her [[spoiler: not only does he find out that she was seeing another fellow on the side (who was cursed in the same way and acts as a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as he's delighted to not have a heart any longer), she's married to a Frankenstein-style creation the tinner made from the parts of both suitors!]]
7th Jun '16 7:57:01 PM Willbyr
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* Jonah Matsuka in ''TowardTheTerra'' believes this is the case for Keith Anyan, at one point claiming that in spite of his outwardly cold and machinelike demeanor, Keith's heart is "kinder and more human than anyone's." To what extent Matsuka is simply in denial is open to debate, but especially early in the series, Keith definitely demonstrates capacity for emotions both positive and negative, none of which he seems to understand how to process at all.

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* Jonah Matsuka in ''TowardTheTerra'' ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' believes this is the case for Keith Anyan, at one point claiming that in spite of his outwardly cold and machinelike demeanor, Keith's heart is "kinder and more human than anyone's." To what extent Matsuka is simply in denial is open to debate, but especially early in the series, Keith definitely demonstrates capacity for emotions both positive and negative, none of which he seems to understand how to process at all.
30th May '16 5:31:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Father Tres Iqus (aka HC-IIIX) from ''TrinityBlood'' is a [[TheGunslinger gun-toting]] [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots robotic]] [[ChurchMilitant priest/killing machine]] who was programmed to be [[TheSpock without emotions]]. However despite this there are several instances when it is implied he really DOES have feelings and could be a really nice guy behind-the-scenes... maybe.

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* Father Tres Iqus (aka HC-IIIX) from ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is a [[TheGunslinger gun-toting]] [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots robotic]] [[ChurchMilitant priest/killing machine]] who was programmed to be [[TheSpock without emotions]]. However despite this there are several instances when it is implied he really DOES have feelings and could be a really nice guy behind-the-scenes... maybe.
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