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23rd Jul '16 2:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the characters from ''Literature/LunarPark'', by BretEastonEllis.

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* Many of the characters from ''Literature/LunarPark'', by BretEastonEllis.Creator/BretEastonEllis.
4th Jul '16 11:25:35 AM nombretomado
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* Kiina in the {{Novelization}} of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn''. In the animated movie, she's a GenkiGirl, even though the prequel book depicted her as a mean and argumentative person who got into {{bar brawl}}s, barely had any friends and would have loved nothing more than to leave the planet. In ''TLR'', when the appearance of Mata Nui presents an opportunity to do so, he adopts a friendly and cheerful persona to get close to him, fearing that if Mata Nui knew what life on her planet was like, he'd give up all hope and never try to help them.

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* Kiina in the {{Novelization}} of ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn''. In the animated movie, she's a GenkiGirl, even though the prequel book depicted her as a mean and argumentative person who got into {{bar brawl}}s, barely had any friends and would have loved nothing more than to leave the planet. In ''TLR'', when the appearance of Mata Nui presents an opportunity to do so, he adopts a friendly and cheerful persona to get close to him, fearing that if Mata Nui knew what life on her planet was like, he'd give up all hope and never try to help them.
1st Jul '16 11:04:21 AM Anddrix
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* Audrey Armat and her father Emilio in the BaseBreaker mystery novel ''The Total Zone.''

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* Audrey Armat and her father Emilio in the BaseBreaker mystery novel ''The Total Zone.''
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:
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