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17th Mar '16 6:25:23 AM 32_Footsteps
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** [[spoiler: Apocryphos... just frickin apocryphos]]

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9th Mar '16 11:03:14 AM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence'' is a prime example of this trope and its whole plot revolves around it.
** The Geisha-gynoids could hardly be mistaken for humans and are clearly artificial. However, their staggering mechanical movements and speech have just the slightest trace of humanity, that makes them downright creepy. It doesn't help that they [[YourHeadASplode rip people's heads off]].
** The scientist from the forensics lab. She seems like a highly cynical, chain smoking, but overall laid back older women while talking with Togusa, until he leaves and [[spoiler:[[TearOffYourFace she takes her face off]] and plugs cables into her eyes]].
** The Korean festival parade also touches the trope, though it doesn't cause real discomfort.
** And then there is of course Kim himself, and his whole house as well. He had his brain put into a cybernetic body that was shaped and moved like a wooden puppet on strings. To Kim, the deepest point of the Uncanny Valley is the closest any being can come to perfection. As a result, his whole BigFancyHouse is full of human-sized dolls, puppets, and robots, turning it into a [[CircusOfFear Doll House]] [[AmusementParkOfDoom of Doom]].
* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the Tachikomas {{discuss|edTrope}} the trope, musing that the reason they are allowed advanced AI is because they are ''not'' humanoid, and that advanced AI in an android would creep humans out.
*** And then they have [[spoiler: Proto]], who just happens to be an advanced AI in an android. Even before this is revealed, there's clearly something... ''off'' about him. [[InvokedTrope This is likely intentional]].

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* The various Franchise/GhostInTheShell works have tackled this in many different ways:
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''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence'' is a prime example of this trope and its whole plot revolves around it.
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Innocence'':
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The Geisha-gynoids could hardly be mistaken for humans and are clearly artificial. However, their staggering mechanical movements and speech have just the slightest trace of humanity, that makes them downright creepy. It doesn't help that they [[YourHeadASplode rip people's heads off]].
** *** The scientist from the forensics lab. She seems like a highly cynical, chain smoking, but overall laid back older women while talking with Togusa, until he leaves and [[spoiler:[[TearOffYourFace she takes her face off]] and plugs cables into her eyes]].
** *** The Korean festival parade also touches the trope, though it doesn't cause real discomfort.
** And then there is of course *** Kim himself, and his whole house as well. He had his brain put into a cybernetic body that was shaped and moved like a wooden puppet on strings. To Kim, the deepest point of the Uncanny Valley is the closest any being can come to perfection. As a result, his whole BigFancyHouse is full of human-sized dolls, puppets, and robots, turning it into a [[CircusOfFear Doll House]] [[AmusementParkOfDoom of Doom]].
* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the ** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
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Tachikomas {{discuss|edTrope}} the trope, musing that the reason they are allowed advanced AI is because they are ''not'' humanoid, and that advanced AI in an android would creep humans out.
*** And then they have [[spoiler: Proto]], who just happens to be an advanced AI in an android. Even before this is revealed, there's clearly something... ''off'' about him. [[InvokedTrope This is likely intentional]].



* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':

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* This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] in LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see them as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.

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* This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] in LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see them as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.



* Was invoked in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' when Guts and Puck encountered Rosine's minions for the first time. They looked ''really'' similar to Puck's elf kind, he said.... but there was somethin' off about them. It's safe to say that Griffith is now in the valley, especially now that he has been reincarnated. [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty He is now so beautiful]] that he both awes and frightens people at the same time [[spoiler: and the fact that he's a HumanoidAbomination]].

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* Was invoked in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
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when Guts and Puck encountered Rosine's minions for the first time. They looked ''really'' similar to Puck's elf kind, he said.... but there was somethin' off about them.
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It's safe to say that Griffith is now in the valley, especially now that he has been reincarnated. [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty He is now so beautiful]] that he both awes and frightens people at the same time [[spoiler: and the fact that he's a HumanoidAbomination]].



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.


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12th Feb '16 8:25:38 PM MisterCPC
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** An American example occurs with the original edited English Dub. It heavily censored heavily violent scenes, and more extreme wounds on characters would be digitally painted out. Unfortunately the edits over characters made them look really off and didn't mesh with the animation at all.
24th Jan '16 3:32:04 AM Mr.Bubbles
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** Witches as a whole, really. While the rest of the characters are drawn and animated in [[{{Creator/UmeAoki}} Ume Aoki's]] style, the witches are each given their [[NonstandardCharacterDesign own unique styles]]. Gertrud, the first Witch with a proper fight, has a deformed rosebush for a "head" and butterfly wings that move with kind of a stop motion quality. Both of which are depicted by paper cutouts of real images.
29th Dec '15 1:49:43 AM Mhazard
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** It has been said [[ReiAyanamiEspy Rei Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out]].

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** It has been said [[ReiAyanamiEspy [[ReiAyanamiExpy Rei Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out]].
29th Dec '15 1:49:21 AM Mhazard
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** It has been said Rei Ayanami was intended to be this. It didn't work out.

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** It has been said [[ReiAyanamiEspy Rei Ayanami Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out.out]].
19th Dec '15 11:21:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] in LightNovel/AsobiNiIkuYo are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see them as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.

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* This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] in LightNovel/AsobiNiIkuYo LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see them as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.
4th Dec '15 2:03:09 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/SuicideIsland'' has an art-style that, in general, has this effect on the humans. Overall, the scenery is done well, but the humans are drawn a bit sketch-like and the tendency of having an emphasis on big noses makes them feel a little unsettling.
10th Oct '15 1:59:55 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' deliberately ''aimed'' for this with L's design, including his rather unhealthy, pale skintone, huge eyebags under his bulbous eyes and his facial features and expressions overall being drawn more 'goofy' than with the other characters. Given the numbers of fans L has, this backfired.
24th Sep '15 11:22:20 PM Adept
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* ''MoriNoAndo'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqzt3T4R38c here]].

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* ''MoriNoAndo'' ''WebAnimation/MoriNoAndo'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqzt3T4R38c here]].
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