History StepfordSmiler / WebComics

24th Dec '16 12:40:17 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''{{Shiniez}}'' Ally has aspects of this; she keeps her anxieties to herself to remain strong and at times forces smiles. Part of the story of the comic is Lisa gaining Ally's trust so that she can get to the 'human under the mask.'

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* In ''{{Shiniez}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' Ally has aspects of this; she keeps her anxieties to herself to remain strong and at times forces smiles. Part of the story of the comic is Lisa gaining Ally's trust so that she can get to the 'human under the mask.'



* June Unpleasant from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' could also be considered AxeCrazy, due to her [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=211112 housekeeping tips.]]

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* June Unpleasant from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' could also be considered AxeCrazy, due to her [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=211112 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2133681/ch14-03/ housekeeping tips.]]
24th Oct '16 5:21:04 PM dlchen145
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* Erika in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', while currently a DeadpanSnarker as well as a {{Badass}} ActionGirl, was a voice actress and IdolSinger in her day, and still can't bear the thought of her fans thinking of her as anything but upbeat and bubbly. Dom calls her out on it by showing that even in the midst of a rampage of rabid fans and excessive taunting by him, she feels a need to keep her smile going.

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* Erika in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', while currently a DeadpanSnarker as well as a {{Badass}} badass ActionGirl, was a voice actress and IdolSinger in her day, and still can't bear the thought of her fans thinking of her as anything but upbeat and bubbly. Dom calls her out on it by showing that even in the midst of a rampage of rabid fans and excessive taunting by him, she feels a need to keep her smile going.
21st Aug '16 10:30:55 AM nombretomado
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* Skids of ''BoyMeetsBoy'' is mostly genuinely cheerful. But when things start to get him down, he simply pretends to be even more cheerful. This is extraordinarily creepy.

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* Skids of ''BoyMeetsBoy'' ''Webcomic/BoyMeetsBoy'' is mostly genuinely cheerful. But when things start to get him down, he simply pretends to be even more cheerful. This is extraordinarily creepy.



* Alexander Hamilton of ''TheDreamer''.
* Ollie Pompey of ''SomethingPositive'' is, according to his uncle, "bottling it all up in a cask of finely-aged denial. His eventual breakdown will be my greatest artistic achievement". [[spoiler:To what extent this is true is unclear, as Ollie was definitely performing ObfuscatingStupidity, but he is definitely in severe denial about how abusive his uncle really was, so he still has a dash of this.]]

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* %%* Alexander Hamilton of ''TheDreamer''.
''Webcomic/TheDreamer''.
* Ollie Pompey of ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' is, according to his uncle, "bottling it all up in a cask of finely-aged denial. His eventual breakdown will be my greatest artistic achievement". [[spoiler:To what extent this is true is unclear, as Ollie was definitely performing ObfuscatingStupidity, but he is definitely in severe denial about how abusive his uncle really was, so he still has a dash of this.]]



* Mc Coy from MushroomGo has been known to do this.

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* %%* Mc Coy from MushroomGo ''Webcomic/MushroomGo'' has been known to do this.
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"
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