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8th May '16 1:28:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''InDeath'': Allika Straffo from ''Innocent In Death'' is either Depressed or Unstable. [[spoiler: That's because she knows her daughter Rayleen Straffo killed her baby brother Trevor. She tries to act like everything's fine and okay, because she's afraid of Rayleen and what she might do]].

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* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': Allika Straffo from ''Innocent In Death'' is either Depressed or Unstable. [[spoiler: That's because she knows her daughter Rayleen Straffo killed her baby brother Trevor. She tries to act like everything's fine and okay, because she's afraid of Rayleen and what she might do]].
19th Feb '16 12:18:43 PM HidesHisEyes
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* Stoner's wife, Edith, in "Literature/Stoner" by John Williams, goes through a phase of embodying this trope perfectly.

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* Stoner's wife, Edith, in "Literature/Stoner" "Stoner" by John Williams, goes through a phase of embodying this trope perfectly.
19th Feb '16 12:18:17 PM HidesHisEyes
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* Stoner's wife, Edith, in "Literature/Stoner" by John Williams, goes through a phase of embodying this trope perfectly.
8th Feb '16 6:00:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* The titular character of ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'', of all people has a tendency to become Depressed when she's sad. She is normally an upbeat BlytheSpirit.

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* The titular character of ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'', of all people has a tendency to become Depressed when she's sad. She is normally an upbeat BlytheSpirit.BlitheSpirit.
8th Feb '16 5:58:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Other Mother from ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''.

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* The Other Mother from ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''.''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' at first appears to be a very sweet, friendly counterpart to Coraline's real mother. As it turns out she is the BigBad and it was all a facade to get Coraline to stay with her.



* Glinda from ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' is essentially this. As such a high and mighty political figure she must keep a happy facade. Made even worse when her best friend, who happens to be the person she loves, is killed. She must act as if she ''hates'' her and tell pitiful lies about her. It's debatable if the musical or book version has it worse.

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* Glinda from ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' is essentially this. As such a high and mighty political figure she must keep a happy facade. Made even worse when her best friend, who happens to be the person she loves, is killed. She must act as if she ''hates'' her and tell pitiful lies about her. It's debatable if the musical [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} musical]] or book version has it worse.



* ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'', of all people has a tendency to become Depressed when she's sad.

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* The titular character of ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'', of all people has a tendency to become Depressed when she's sad.sad. She is normally an upbeat BlytheSpirit.
21st Jan '16 10:26:04 AM Aquila89
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* The title character in Edward Arlington Robinson's poem "Richard Cory" is a male Stepford Smiler whose secret unhappiness isn't revealed until the last lines: "And Richard Cory, one calm summer's night,/Went home and put a bullet through his head."

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* The title character in Edward Arlington Robinson's poem "Richard Cory" is a male Stepford Smiler whose Smiler, a rich, elegant, successful man who is envied by everyone around him. His secret unhappiness isn't revealed until the last lines: "And Richard Cory, one calm summer's night,/Went night / Went home and put a bullet through his head."
13th Jan '16 5:59:23 PM phoenix
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* ''TheWestingGame'' has two female examples:

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* ''TheWestingGame'' ''Literature/TheWestingGame'' has two female examples:
5th Jan '16 11:15:36 PM PaulA
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* Paddy's mother in '''Literature/PaddyClarkeHaHaHa''', especially around his abusive father

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* Paddy's mother in '''Literature/PaddyClarkeHaHaHa''', ''Literature/PaddyClarkeHaHaHa'', especially around his abusive fatherfather:




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* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', "Perky" Palgraive smiles all the time, no matter what the provocation (and several of the prefects consider it a challenge to wipe the smile off her face). This is because she's a MeatPuppet for a PuppeteerParasite that hasn't entirely got the hang of fine motor control or the nicer points of human interaction.
16th Dec '15 6:04:55 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Katniss eventually realizes that Effie Trinket's shallowness is a defense mechanism which is her way of coping with her role in the Games.
7th Nov '15 7:43:03 PM nombretomado
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* Frank Chalmers in ''{{Red Mars|Trilogy}}'' is somewhere between Depressed and Empty. Coming from a poor family, he's almost entirely consumed by his ambition to succeed. At one point he looks at his life and realizes that all of it is an facade created to impress his superiors, and that he doesn't really have a self.

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* Frank Chalmers in ''{{Red ''Literature/{{Red Mars|Trilogy}}'' is somewhere between Depressed and Empty. Coming from a poor family, he's almost entirely consumed by his ambition to succeed. At one point he looks at his life and realizes that all of it is an facade created to impress his superiors, and that he doesn't really have a self.
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