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26th Dec '17 9:47:17 AM CEDNumber2
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* A huge close up of a Traitor Shot was shown on the August 2, 2013 edition of ''Smackdown'', when Wrestling/{{Layla}} gives a RevealingHug to Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} in a segment that took place before Kaitlyn's title opportunity against Wrestling/{{AJ Lee}}. Layla praised Kaitlyn as a worthy competitor, after which, she gave a somewhat sinister gleam while hugging Kaitlyn. As expected, the evil Layla betrayed Kaitlyn during the title contest, and left with the victorious AJ.
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6th Nov '17 1:38:28 PM xcountryguy
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses this very effectively early on. In the ''Cotton Drifting'' Chapter, closeups are used in the first episode to make identical twins [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Mion and Shion]] ''[[CreepyTwins both]]'' look suspicious to the audience, although one of them is completely innocent. Also applied to Mion and Rena in the ''Spirited Away by the Demon'' Chapter, with HiddenEyes combined with dangerous smiles to tip off the audience before Keiichi has any reason to suspect them. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a subversion, as Mion and Rena really were harmless, and every Traitor Shot they were given was a product of [[UnreliableNarrator Keiichi]]'s [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness escalating paranoia]], which wasn't explicitly revealed until episode 25, a full 24 episodes after the series started treating the two girls suspiciously.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' uses this very effectively early on. In the ''Cotton Drifting'' Chapter, closeups are used in the first episode to make identical twins [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Mion and Shion]] ''[[CreepyTwins both]]'' look suspicious to the audience, although one of them is completely innocent. Also applied to Mion and Rena in the ''Spirited Away by the Demon'' Chapter, with HiddenEyes combined with dangerous smiles to tip off the audience before Keiichi has any reason to suspect them. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This turns out to be a subversion, as Mion and Rena really were harmless, and every Traitor Shot they were given was a product of [[UnreliableNarrator Keiichi]]'s [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness escalating paranoia]], which wasn't explicitly revealed until episode 25, a full 24 episodes after the series started treating the two girls suspiciously.]]



* Sayaka from ''Manga/UltraManiac'' gets several of these in the manga. She usually gets these after striking up seemingly innocent conversations with other people, but especially with Nina and Ayu. [[spoiler: Sayaka was planning on scaring Nina back to the Magic Kingdom by sending her anonymous letters, and when that failed, Sayaka confronted Nina herself, but to no result, since she befriended Nina and her group later on anyway.]]

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* Sayaka from ''Manga/UltraManiac'' gets several of these in the manga. She usually gets these after striking up seemingly innocent conversations with other people, but especially with Nina and Ayu. [[spoiler: Sayaka [[spoiler:Sayaka was planning on scaring Nina back to the Magic Kingdom by sending her anonymous letters, and when that failed, Sayaka confronted Nina herself, but to no result, since she befriended Nina and her group later on anyway.]]



* [[spoiler: Tanya]] from the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' gets one of the hug variety, though it's pretty predictable.

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* [[spoiler: Tanya]] [[spoiler:Tanya]] from the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' gets one of the hug variety, though it's pretty predictable.



* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'' is full of Pauline glaring psychotically at her mother, but it's really only this trope at the end, when [[spoiler: she and Juliet have decided to murder her, and are acting pleasant and friendly to her face]].

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* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'' is full of Pauline glaring psychotically at her mother, but it's really only this trope at the end, when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she and Juliet have decided to murder her, and are acting pleasant and friendly to her face]].



* There are two examples in ''Film/SwitchbladeSisters''. The first one is when Maggie is saying "Dominic's dead because somebody tipped Crabs off about the roller rink and I'm gonna find out who,"[[note]]after [[spoiler:both Dagger Debs and Silver Daggers devised an ambush on Crabs's men at a local roller rink, but the effort proves disastrous when Crabs' men show up heavily armed and Dominic is killed,]][[/note]] watch [[spoiler: Patch's face]]. Another instant is when [[spoiler: Maggie, Lace and Patch have a defenseless Crabs cornered, Patch shoots Crabs [[KilledMidSentence before he has a chance to squeal]]]].

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* There are two examples in ''Film/SwitchbladeSisters''. The first one is when Maggie is saying "Dominic's dead because somebody tipped Crabs off about the roller rink and I'm gonna find out who,"[[note]]after [[spoiler:both Dagger Debs and Silver Daggers devised an ambush on Crabs's men at a local roller rink, but the effort proves disastrous when Crabs' men show up heavily armed and Dominic is killed,]][[/note]] watch [[spoiler: Patch's [[spoiler:Patch's face]]. Another instant is when [[spoiler: Maggie, [[spoiler:Maggie, Lace and Patch have a defenseless Crabs cornered, Patch shoots Crabs [[KilledMidSentence before he has a chance to squeal]]]].



* The first ''Film/CountYorga'' ends with with Micheal warding off his vamprizied friend Erica and her fellow vampire bride with a cross and forces them back downstairs with Donna behind him. The camera does a close up of Erica's face as she looks on Donna before the camera lingers on her as she has a blank expression. [[spoiler: Not long after Michael chases the two vampires off, Donna sprouts her fangs and attacks him.]]

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* The first ''Film/CountYorga'' ends with with Micheal warding off his vamprizied friend Erica and her fellow vampire bride with a cross and forces them back downstairs with Donna behind him. The camera does a close up of Erica's face as she looks on Donna before the camera lingers on her as she has a blank expression. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not long after Michael chases the two vampires off, Donna sprouts her fangs and attacks him.]]



* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': [[spoiler: Captain Irving]], who otherwise shows no signs of being involved in the larger conspiracy and treats FishOutOfTemporalWater Ichabod Crane as a madman for most of the pilot, gets one of these while looking over deceased Sheriff Corbin's office. [[spoiler: Seems to be {{Foreshadowing}} for a future [[TheReveal reveal]] about his complicity]].

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* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': [[spoiler: Captain [[spoiler:Captain Irving]], who otherwise shows no signs of being involved in the larger conspiracy and treats FishOutOfTemporalWater Ichabod Crane as a madman for most of the pilot, gets one of these while looking over deceased Sheriff Corbin's office. [[spoiler: Seems [[spoiler:Seems to be {{Foreshadowing}} for a future [[TheReveal reveal]] about his complicity]].



* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' DLC "Lair of the Shadow Broker," [[spoiler: Tela Vasir]] gets this look before it's revealed that [[spoiler:she was the one who tried to kill Liara, and Liara is still alive.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' DLC "Lair of the Shadow Broker," [[spoiler: Tela [[spoiler:Tela Vasir]] gets this look before it's revealed that [[spoiler:she was the one who tried to kill Liara, and Liara is still alive.]]



* [[spoiler: Kor]] from ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' is given a handful of these some time before his status as a villain - and the game's BigBad -- is revealed.

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* [[spoiler: Kor]] [[spoiler:Kor]] from ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' is given a handful of these some time before his status as a villain - and the game's BigBad -- is revealed.



** In the [[WesternAnimation/HoodwinkedTooHoodVersusEvil sequel]], [[spoiler: Gretel]] to Red as the elevator door closes.

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** In the [[WesternAnimation/HoodwinkedTooHoodVersusEvil sequel]], [[spoiler: Gretel]] [[spoiler:Gretel]] to Red as the elevator door closes.
6th Nov '17 8:52:05 AM chasemaddigan
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Gretel]] to Red as the elevator door closes.

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** In the sequel, [[WesternAnimation/HoodwinkedTooHoodVersusEvil sequel]], [[spoiler: Gretel]] to Red as the elevator door closes.
4th Nov '17 5:21:44 AM eroock
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27th Oct '17 3:02:49 PM WillKeaton
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-->-- "[[http://www.thalia.org/hero.html The Things I Will Do If I Am Ever The Hero]]"

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-->-- "[[http://www.[[http://www.thalia.org/hero.html The "The Things I Will Do If I Am Ever The Hero]]"
Hero"]]
27th Oct '17 3:02:18 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'': Film critic [[http://www.davidbordwell.net/essays/anatomy.php David Bordwell describes the moment as follows]]:

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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'': Film critic [[http://www.davidbordwell.net/essays/anatomy.php David Bordwell describes the moment as follows]]:follows:]]



* Lampshaded on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode wherein Homer suggests changes to Creator/MelGibson's upcoming movie. Courtesy of [[http://www.snpp.com/episodes/AABF23 SNPP]]:

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* Lampshaded on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode wherein Homer suggests changes to Creator/MelGibson's upcoming movie. Courtesy of [[http://www.snpp.com/episodes/AABF23 SNPP]]:SNPP:]]
27th Oct '17 3:01:17 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1620 SCP-1620 ("Reflection Infection")]]. During Infection Stage 2, the MirrorMonster SCP-1620-1 will act friendly when it is being viewed by other people. However, it will stare at its host in a hostile manner and make threatening gestures when it thinks it isn't under observation.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1620 SCP-1620 ("Reflection Infection")]]. Infection").]] During Infection Stage 2, the MirrorMonster SCP-1620-1 will act friendly when it is being viewed by other people. However, it will stare at its host in a hostile manner and make threatening gestures when it thinks it isn't under observation.



* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p22 this comic]].

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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/14p22 this comic]].comic.]]
27th Oct '17 2:59:34 PM WillKeaton
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* There are two examples in ''Film/SwitchbladeSisters''. The first one is when Maggie is saying "Dominic's dead because somebody tipped Crabs off about the roller rink and I'm gonna find out who"[[note]] after [[spoiler:both Dagger Debs and Silver Daggers devised an ambush on Crabs's men at a local roller rink, but the effort proves disastrous when Crabs' men show up heavily armed and Dominic is killed]][[/note]], watch [[spoiler: Patch's face]]. Another instant is when [[spoiler: Maggie, Lace and Patch have a defenseless Crabs cornered, Patch shoots Crabs [[KilledMidSentence before he has a chance to squeal]]]].

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* There are two examples in ''Film/SwitchbladeSisters''. The first one is when Maggie is saying "Dominic's dead because somebody tipped Crabs off about the roller rink and I'm gonna find out who"[[note]] after who,"[[note]]after [[spoiler:both Dagger Debs and Silver Daggers devised an ambush on Crabs's men at a local roller rink, but the effort proves disastrous when Crabs' men show up heavily armed and Dominic is killed]][[/note]], killed,]][[/note]] watch [[spoiler: Patch's face]]. Another instant is when [[spoiler: Maggie, Lace and Patch have a defenseless Crabs cornered, Patch shoots Crabs [[KilledMidSentence before he has a chance to squeal]]]].
20th Oct '17 6:13:34 PM Mullon
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* Light of ''Manga/DeathNote'' gets these a lot, even though it's kind of a given that he's a mass murderer who doesn't really care about anything except his own success.

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* Light of ''Manga/DeathNote'' gets these a lot, even though it's kind of a given that he's a mass murderer who doesn't really care about anything except his own success. His most famous one is when his MemoryGambit succeeds "exactly as planned".
16th Oct '17 7:40:48 AM FF32
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* The Team Fortress 2 comic originally sets it up so that it looks like the Medic is a traitor, by making the last thing that a dying Sniper sees is the Medic grinning psychotically down at him. Turns out, however, the Medic was simply happy to see him again; his default "happy" smile ''is'' a SlasherSmile.

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* The Team Fortress 2 ''Webcomic/TeamFortress2'' comic originally sets it up so that it looks like the Medic is a traitor, by making the last thing that a dying Sniper sees is the Medic grinning psychotically down at him. Turns out, however, the Medic was simply happy to see him again; his default "happy" smile ''is'' a SlasherSmile.
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