History StepfordSmiler / WebComics

31st Jan '16 10:26:07 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' give us the Empire of Blood, an ''entire nation'' that smiles and steps ultra carefully because committing [[AllCrimesAreEqual any minor crime]] or act of rebellion will result in them being packed off to the GladiatorGames, eaten by a dragon, or worse. Best exemplified in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0755.html this strip]], where a pair of reporters are covering a parade held in the Empire. Within seconds of the female reporter accurately identifying a group of marchers as the Empire's death squad and criticizing the regime, she is shot with a poisoned arrow and replaced by a female member of the death squad. All the while, the male reporter keeps smiling.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' give us the Empire of Blood, an ''entire nation'' that smiles and steps ultra carefully because committing [[AllCrimesAreEqual any minor crime]] or act of rebellion will result in them being packed off to the GladiatorGames, eaten by a dragon, or worse. Best exemplified in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0755.html this strip]], where a pair of reporters are covering a parade held in the Empire. Within seconds of the female reporter accurately identifying a group of marchers as the Empire's death squad and criticizing the regime, she is shot with a poisoned arrow and replaced by a female member of the death squad. All the while, the male reporter keeps smiling.smiling.
* This is ''very'' prevalent among the depressed characters in ''Webcomic/DepressionComix'', and is represented by a character holding a card with a large smile drawn on it over their mouth.
2nd Nov '15 6:22:34 PM ecto8iologist
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** She is not actually mentally unstable. She simply has an obsession with Time and death and sees it as something that one doesn't need to be sad about.
1st Sep '15 6:30:07 AM Kakai
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* In ''Webcomic/TheGlassScientists'', Jekyll is the Depressed type. Outwardly, he's a polite, genteel socialite who always has a perfect smile for anyone and everyone likes him, but inside, he's a bundle of insecurities and self-loathing, always terrified that someone will discover the deception.
29th Jun '15 9:44:27 AM SaveTheLoser
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* In ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'', it later hints that Computer ([[spoiler: Will]]) is both this and a StepfordSnarker. He cheerfully makes fun of Dr. Universe/Stan, and is usually pretty cheerful. Then you learn his tragic backstory and how much pain he had to go through. [[spoiler: And then you see him crying behind a blue file with a smile emoji on it and your heart shatters.]]
14th Jun '15 9:34:08 PM WillBGood
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* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seems to be veering into type A territory, with occasional powerful beings advising some help before she pops on over to type C.

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* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seems to be veering into type A Depressed territory, with occasional powerful beings advising some help before she pops on over to type C.Unstable.



** [[spoiler:Aradia]] begins showing shades of type C once she reaches god tier, and gets more unnerving in Act 6 Intermission 5.

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** [[spoiler:Aradia]] begins showing shades of type C Instability once she reaches god tier, and gets more unnerving in Act 6 Intermission 5.
22nd May '15 9:43:34 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Calliope from ''{{Homestuck}}'' acts very kind and cheerful, but inwardly she's depressed and for pretty good reasons ranging from body image and feelings of personal inadequacy to [[ProperlyParanoid quite correctly]] fearing for her life at the hands of her sociopathic brother.

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* Calliope from ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' acts very kind and cheerful, but inwardly she's depressed and for pretty good reasons ranging from body image and feelings of personal inadequacy to [[ProperlyParanoid quite correctly]] fearing for her life at the hands of her sociopathic brother.



* Horuss of ''{{Homestuck}}'' manages to pull off '''all three types'''. It's effectively in layers: He admits to be repressing his true feelings by smiling all the time. Underneath that is [[SanitySlippage complete madness]], and belying ''that'' is an Empty Shell.

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* Horuss of ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' manages to pull off '''all three types'''. It's effectively in layers: He admits to be repressing his true feelings by smiling all the time. Underneath that is [[SanitySlippage complete madness]], and belying ''that'' is an Empty Shell.
9th Dec '14 11:24:03 PM TheLight6
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** [[spoiler:Aradia]] begins showing shades of type C once she reaches God Tier, and gets more unnerving in Act 6 Intermission 5.
-->"i think i mostly want to see what happens when this whole place breaks apart"

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** [[spoiler:Aradia]] begins showing shades of type C once she reaches God Tier, god tier, and gets more unnerving in Act 6 Intermission 5.
-->"i think i mostly want to see what happens when [[TheMultiverse this whole place place]] breaks apart"
26th Oct '14 9:57:15 PM YZQ
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*In ''Webcomic/ContestJitters'', Jerry clearly has issues with Janet's bodybuilding, but he hides them well enough for Janet to be oblivious to them.
27th Jul '14 2:54:11 PM Kavyle
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* The Archangel Michael from ''Webcomic/SatanAndMe'' puts on a friendly/cheerful facade to get his way.
6th Nov '13 10:59:56 AM FastEddie
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