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25th Oct '17 5:35:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''WebAnimation/BarbieVlog''. In one vlog, Barbie discusses how she used to feel guilty on her bad days because she's known as a constantly upbeat person. She however realized that she shouldn't have to force herself to be happy constantly and that everyone suffers from the blues at one point or another.
6th Oct '17 12:01:48 PM lillolillo
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* In ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'', the main characters look as cheerful and happy-go-lucky as they come. But in ''Out of the Bottle'', class clown ComicBook/HarleyQuinn mentions she goes to a therapist (in fact she has enough traumas to fill a dozen of books... some of them brought about by a green-haired jerk bullying her in kindergarten), and Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} admit they're going to a therapist, too. The group concurs that "It's hard to be a super hero without a little mental health help."
* In a PlayedForLaughs example, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick has an element of this about her, even though she's not evil and mostly a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerkette With A Heart Of Gold]]. This comes up mostly when she reveals something nasty about her childhood and then has a big, happy smile on her face a few seconds later.

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* In ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'', the main characters look as cheerful and happy-go-lucky as they come. But in ''Out of the Bottle'', class clown ComicBook/HarleyQuinn mentions she goes to a therapist (in fact she has enough traumas to fill a dozen of books... some of them brought about by a green-haired jerk bullying her in kindergarten), and Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} admit they're going to a therapist, too. The group concurs that "It's hard to be a super hero without a little mental health help."
* In a PlayedForLaughs example, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' has an element of this about her, even though she's not evil and mostly a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerkette With A Heart Of Gold]]. This comes up mostly when she reveals something nasty about her childhood and then has a big, happy smile on her face a few seconds later.
6th Oct '17 12:00:29 PM lillolillo
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* In ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'', the main characters look as cheerful and happy-go-lucky as they come. But in ''Out of the Bottle'', class clown ComicBook/HarleyQuinn mentions she goes to a therapist (in fact she has enough traumas to fill a dozen of books... some of them brought about by a green-haired jerk bullying her in kindergarten), and Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} admit they're going to a therapist, too. The group concurs that "It's hard to be a super hero without a little mental health help."
16th Dec '16 2:17:27 AM kataangluvr
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* ''WebVideo/YandereHighSchool'' reveals that Sam is violent and mentally unstable without Taurtis. To cope, he tries to force Grian to replace Taurtis, but the absence of his best friend and [[spoiler:Yuki's]] psychotic nature drive him [[SanitySlippage crazy]].
11th Dec '16 8:37:46 PM Doug86
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s Dr. Emily Grey is a bit ''too'' maniacally cheerful for someone whose planet is locked in a never ending civil. [[AllInTheManual The Ultimate Fanbook]] confirms that, surrounded by death 24/7, she put on a "Happy Face" so much that eventually she suffered from SanitySlippage, BecameTheMask, and hasn't taken it off since then.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s Dr. Emily Grey is a bit ''too'' maniacally cheerful for someone whose planet is locked in a never ending civil. [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual The Ultimate Fanbook]] confirms that, surrounded by death 24/7, she put on a "Happy Face" so much that eventually she suffered from SanitySlippage, BecameTheMask, and hasn't taken it off since then.
8th Dec '16 12:07:47 AM MorganRayHess
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* From ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Literally ''all'' of the town Desert Bluffs, run by the evil corporation [=StrexCorp=]. In particular, the radio host Kevin, who on the whole is much cheerier than our usual Cecil, but reportedly doesn't smile right. Also, his studio is [[spoiler: covered in blood and viscera]].

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* From ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': Literally ''all'' of the town Desert Bluffs, run by the evil corporation [=StrexCorp=]. In particular, the radio host Kevin, who on the whole is much cheerier than our usual Cecil, but reportedly doesn't smile right. Also, his studio is [[spoiler: covered in blood and viscera]].viscera]].
* All of the teachers in ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared.''
15th Nov '16 4:52:52 PM cybertoy0
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s Dr. Emily Grey is a bit ''too'' maniacally cheerful for someone whose planet is locked in a never ending civil. [[AllInTheManual The Ultimate Fanbook]] confirms that, surrounded by death 24/7, she put on a "Happy Face" so much that eventually she suffered from SanitySlippage, BecameTheMask, and hasn't taken it off since then.
20th Sep '16 3:14:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EmmaApproved'': Emma Woodhouse, who acts confident to a point of arrogance despite several cracks that show how little self-esteem she actually has.

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* ''EmmaApproved'': ''WebVideo/EmmaApproved'': Emma Woodhouse, who acts confident to a point of arrogance despite several cracks that show how little self-esteem she actually has.
26th Jun '16 4:02:01 PM StFan
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* In ''ArcanaMagi'', Reya Everheart is Empty thanks to her [[MindControlDevice therapy sessions]].

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* In ''ArcanaMagi'', ''Literature/ArcanaMagi'', Reya Everheart is Empty thanks to her [[MindControlDevice therapy sessions]].



* {{Creator/Laina}} the Overly Attached Girlfriend. Started out doing a DistaffCounterpart version of Music/JustinBieber's "Boyfriend" for a Bieber-related contest, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh0AhrY9GjA but played a]] StalkerWithACrush. Then followed it up with a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xujhimh5eWs Watch her not blink.]]

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* {{Creator/Laina}} Creator/{{Laina}} the Overly Attached Girlfriend. Started out doing a DistaffCounterpart version of Music/JustinBieber's "Boyfriend" for a Bieber-related contest, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh0AhrY9GjA but played a]] StalkerWithACrush. Then followed it up with a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xujhimh5eWs Watch her not blink.]]
14th May '16 8:15:20 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s Weiss is this. She prepares for a conversation with Schnee employees by practising a smile...which as soon as the talk is over, to be replaced by an unhappy expression.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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Weiss is this. She prepares for a conversation with Schnee employees by practising a smile...which as soon as the talk is over, to be replaced by an unhappy expression.




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* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'':
** Pinkie Pie had a very subpar fillyhood full of emotional abuse at an orphanage due to being both [[FantasticRacism an Earth pony]] and Romani. As an adult she uses a very cheery persona to hide her problems, with it rarely cracking even when singing [[LyricalDissonance depressing but chipper songs]]
** Rarity and Applejack are both {{Shellshocked Veteran}}s, though Rarity is more-so. Rarity is trying to recover but it's obvious the trauma has taken a toll on her. Applejack on the other hand seems to be ignoring her issues and acts like a war hero, despite her numerous war crimes and the things she saw.



* Flippy of ''HappyTreeFriends'' is very [[AxCrazy Unstable]].

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* Flippy of ''HappyTreeFriends'' ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' is very [[AxCrazy Unstable]].Unstable]] due to a SplitPersonality.
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