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9th May '18 4:55:24 PM rva98014
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* In 1970s Creator/MarvelComics, this was ComicBook/SpiderWoman's shtick; her comic's tagline was "To Know Her Is to Fear Her!" She is, biologically, literally part spider, and was raised by PettingZooPeople and [[BeastMan Beast Men]] to boot. When she finally enters the human world, nearly everyone is instantly, instinctively afraid of her, making it extremely hard for her to find work or shelter, and leaving her terribly alone. Still, through tremendous effort, she eventually overcomes this and makes a good life for herself, making for a very inspiring [[CharacterDevelopment character arc]]. However, ExecutiveMeddling later [[PutOnABus put her on a bus]] for 20 years, and when she was finally brought back into the limelight, this whole aspect of her origin was {{retcon}}ned away.
* Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan also hits this trope, which is why he's a case of CreepyGood; the costume is just startling, even compared to other super-heroes', since it basically gives him a round, blank face that's featureless save for two huge, white, ever-staring eyes (even creepier when Doc-Ock put the glasses lens on the mask). The garish red and blue costume is creepy enough, even despite the bright colors (or perhaps ''because'' of them, since brightly colored, in nature, typically means "Danger! Poison!"), but when he wears some of his darker costumes, like the black-and-white one that eventually became TheSymbiote, it's only heightened. To this unsettling appearance is added his inhuman flexibility; if you look closer, you'll see a lot of the poses that Spidey so casually strikes are extremely awkward, if not impossible, for an ordinary human to achieve, which further makes him look like a monster.

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* In 1970s Creator/MarvelComics, this was ComicBook/SpiderWoman's shtick; her comic's tagline was "To Know Her Is to Fear Her!" She is, biologically, literally part spider, and was raised by PettingZooPeople and [[BeastMan Beast Men]] to boot. When she finally enters the human world, nearly everyone is instantly, instinctively afraid of her, making it extremely hard for her to find work or shelter, and leaving her terribly alone. Still, through tremendous effort, she eventually overcomes this and makes a good life for herself, making for a very inspiring [[CharacterDevelopment character arc]]. However, ExecutiveMeddling later [[PutOnABus put her on a bus]] for 20 years, and when she was finally brought back into the limelight, this whole aspect of her origin was {{retcon}}ned away.
* Meanwhile,
Franchise/SpiderMan also hits this trope, which is why he's a case of CreepyGood; the costume is just startling, even compared to other super-heroes', since it basically gives him a round, blank face that's featureless save for two huge, white, ever-staring eyes (even creepier when Doc-Ock put the glasses lens on the mask). The garish red and blue costume is creepy enough, even despite the bright colors (or perhaps ''because'' of them, since brightly colored, in nature, typically means "Danger! Poison!"), but when he wears some of his darker costumes, like the black-and-white one that eventually became TheSymbiote, it's only heightened. To this unsettling appearance is added his inhuman flexibility; if you look closer, you'll see a lot of the poses that Spidey so casually strikes are extremely awkward, if not impossible, for an ordinary human to achieve, which further makes him look like a monster.
8th Dec '17 8:53:26 PM sslemmons
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--> Captain Marvel mills about, his eerie smile carving a swath though Batman's ranks. No one breathes in his presence "what is ''thinking?''" they wonder "what will he do ''next?''". To them he is shark trawling for prawn. I have heard called The World's mightiness mortal. No doubt. The intimidation his mere presence exudes ''is uncanny''.

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--> Captain Marvel mills about, his eerie smile carving a swath though Batman's ranks. No one breathes in his presence "what is ''thinking?''" they wonder "what will he do ''next?''". To them he is shark trawling for prawn. I have heard called The World's mightiness the world's mightiest mortal. No doubt. The intimidation his mere presence exudes ''is uncanny''.
13th Nov '17 6:06:33 AM NexusLQ
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*** Still this trope has backfired a lot with Spider-Man as his design is near universally loved and there is countless plush toys of the Wall Crawler and common to see children dress up as Spidey. It's likely due to Spider-Man being a UnpopularPopularCharacter, in-universe he's deep in Uncanny Valley and distrusted by the public since he doesn't look like the typical super hero like Captain America but out of universe he's flagship character of Marvel universe.

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*** Still this trope has backfired a lot with Spider-Man as his design is near universally loved and there is countless plush toys of the Wall Crawler and common to see children dress up as Spidey. It's likely due to Spider-Man being a UnpopularPopularCharacter, in-universe he's deep in Uncanny Valley and distrusted by the public since he doesn't look like the typical super hero like (e.g Captain America America) but out of universe he's the flagship character of Marvel universe.



* The "photorealistic" painted style of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' and ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' falls into this sometimes, more so with the latter.

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* The "photorealistic" painted style of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' and ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' falls into this sometimes, more so with the latter.former.
6th Nov '17 11:00:45 PM NexusLQ
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*** It's worth noting this trope backfires at a lot with Spider-Man as his design is near universally loved and there's is countless plush toys of the Wall Crawler and common to see children dress up as Spidey. It's likely due to Spider-Man being a UnpopularPopularCharacter, in-universe he's deep in Uncanny Valley and distrusted by the public since he doesn't look like the typical super hero like Captain America out of universe he's flagship character of Marvel universe.

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*** It's worth noting Still this trope backfires at has backfired a lot with Spider-Man as his design is near universally loved and there's there is countless plush toys of the Wall Crawler and common to see children dress up as Spidey. It's likely due to Spider-Man being a UnpopularPopularCharacter, in-universe he's deep in Uncanny Valley and distrusted by the public since he doesn't look like the typical super hero like Captain America but out of universe he's flagship character of Marvel universe.



** But hey do you know what's even more disturbing than Joker grinning? The whole [[TheTeam Justice League]] getting [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eFRaaqJpPg4/VXhPZbphczI/AAAAAAAAJck/55mRvaDW7Ns/s1600/apr150223%255B1%255D.jpg infected by the Joker gas and grinning]]. It's especially uncanny in ComicBook/BatmanEndgame because the League (minus Batman) don't instantly have SlasherSmile(s) but it's clear there's [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/111336/4643759-0606576258-5c64b.jpg something wrong with them]]. And when Superman does smile like a madman, Batman knows immediately whose behind it.

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** But hey do you know what's even more disturbing than Joker grinning? The whole [[TheTeam Justice League]] getting [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eFRaaqJpPg4/VXhPZbphczI/AAAAAAAAJck/55mRvaDW7Ns/s1600/apr150223%255B1%255D.jpg infected by the Joker gas and grinning]]. It's especially uncanny in ComicBook/BatmanEndgame because the League (minus Batman) don't instantly have SlasherSmile(s) but it's clear there's [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/111336/4643759-0606576258-5c64b.jpg something wrong with them]]. And when Superman does smile [[http://media.bigshinyrobot.com/uploads/2014/10/bm_35_23_big.jpg smile]] like a madman, Batman knows immediately whose behind it.
2nd Nov '17 6:19:55 AM NexusLQ
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* Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan also hits this trope, which is why he's a case of CreepyGood; the costume is just startling, even compared to other super-heroes', since it basically gives him a round, blank face that's featureless save for two huge, white, ever-staring eyes. The garish red and blue costume is creepy enough, even despite the bright colors (or perhaps ''because'' of them, since brightly colored, in nature, typically means "Danger! Poison!"), but when he wears some of his darker costumes, like the black-and-white one that eventually became TheSymbiote, it's only heightened. To this unsettling appearance is added his inhuman flexibility; if you look closer, you'll see a lot of the poses that Spidey so casually strikes are extremely awkward, if not impossible, for an ordinary human to achieve, which further makes him look like a monster. Add to this the ParanoiaFuel his WallCrawling abilities give him (meaning, he can come at you from anywhere, at any angle), and it's surprising just how spooky he is.

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* Meanwhile, Franchise/SpiderMan also hits this trope, which is why he's a case of CreepyGood; the costume is just startling, even compared to other super-heroes', since it basically gives him a round, blank face that's featureless save for two huge, white, ever-staring eyes.eyes (even creepier when Doc-Ock put the glasses lens on the mask). The garish red and blue costume is creepy enough, even despite the bright colors (or perhaps ''because'' of them, since brightly colored, in nature, typically means "Danger! Poison!"), but when he wears some of his darker costumes, like the black-and-white one that eventually became TheSymbiote, it's only heightened. To this unsettling appearance is added his inhuman flexibility; if you look closer, you'll see a lot of the poses that Spidey so casually strikes are extremely awkward, if not impossible, for an ordinary human to achieve, which further makes him look like a monster. monster.
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Add to this the ParanoiaFuel his WallCrawling abilities give him (meaning, he can come at you from anywhere, at any angle), and it's surprising just how spooky he is.is. It's also worth noting Spidey had a normal if not bland design by Jack Kirby which Stan Lee rejected and choose Steve Ditko (bizarre at the time) design for a more "dangerous" looking character.
*** It's worth noting this trope backfires at a lot with Spider-Man as his design is near universally loved and there's is countless plush toys of the Wall Crawler and common to see children dress up as Spidey. It's likely due to Spider-Man being a UnpopularPopularCharacter, in-universe he's deep in Uncanny Valley and distrusted by the public since he doesn't look like the typical super hero like Captain America out of universe he's flagship character of Marvel universe.
* TheSymbiote characters unlike Spider-Man completely outright falls into this trope especially Vemon and Carnage with their OverlyLongTongue(s) and having more MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.



** Alex Ross' art tends to invoke this, due to how ridiculously detailed he makes his characters.

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** Alex Ross' art tends to invoke this, due to how ridiculously detailed he makes his characters. Kingdom Come did it in context with the BrainwashedAndCrazy ComicBook/CaptainMarvel.
--> Captain Marvel mills about, his eerie smile carving a swath though Batman's ranks. No one breathes in his presence "what is ''thinking?''" they wonder "what will he do ''next?''". To them he is shark trawling for prawn. I have heard called The World's mightiness mortal. No doubt. The intimidation his mere presence exudes ''is uncanny''.


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** But hey do you know what's even more disturbing than Joker grinning? The whole [[TheTeam Justice League]] getting [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eFRaaqJpPg4/VXhPZbphczI/AAAAAAAAJck/55mRvaDW7Ns/s1600/apr150223%255B1%255D.jpg infected by the Joker gas and grinning]]. It's especially uncanny in ComicBook/BatmanEndgame because the League (minus Batman) don't instantly have SlasherSmile(s) but it's clear there's [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/111336/4643759-0606576258-5c64b.jpg something wrong with them]]. And when Superman does smile like a madman, Batman knows immediately whose behind it.


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** Liefeld's especially got flack for his infamous drawing of [[https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cap.jpg Captain America]] which is just completely unnatural and actually hard to look at for how awful it is. Cap's tiny head sitting a massive bloated torso, the fact the insignia is facing towards the reader despite Cap's pecks are pointed ridiculously far forward. People argue that the shield is just hiding the curve of Cap's back since otherwise he's abomination, people have even [[https://i.imgur.com/edJD9wI.jpg removed Cap's clothes and showed his bone structure]] to showcase what a freak Liefeld has drawn.
25th Sep '17 9:00:58 PM PaulA
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* Creator/ScottMcCloud's ''[[ComicBook/UnderstandingComics Making Comics]]'' had a few pages of faces showing various basic facial expressions as a guide to how that kind of thing works. And as [=McCloud=] himself admitted, they were creepy as hell.

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* Creator/ScottMcCloud's ''[[ComicBook/UnderstandingComics Making Comics]]'' ''ComicBook/MakingComics'' had a few pages of faces showing various basic facial expressions as a guide to how that kind of thing works. And as [=McCloud=] himself admitted, they were creepy as hell.
22nd Apr '17 8:30:03 AM Silverblade2
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* Speaking of [[SlasherSmile creepy]] [[FrozenFace grins]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. [[Film/{{Batman}} Nearly]] [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} every]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight single]] [[ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth incarnation]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman of]] [[UncannyValleyMakeup the]] [[MonsterClown character]].

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* Speaking of [[SlasherSmile creepy]] [[FrozenFace grins]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. [[Film/{{Batman}} Nearly]] [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} every]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight single]] [[ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth incarnation]] [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman of]] [[UncannyValleyMakeup the]] [[MonsterClown character]].
29th Mar '17 12:33:58 PM TurtleTropes
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* Like with many Hanna-Barbera-based comics made by Creator/DCComics, the reboot for ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' decided to go for a more realistic design instead of the original Hanna-Barbera design. Unfortunately though, they tried to make the art style look '''WAY''' too realistic, with hideously designed characters and expressionless faces on the characters. Check [[http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2017/2/2/snallges.jpg this teaser panel]] to see for yourself.

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* Like with many Hanna-Barbera-based comics made by Creator/DCComics, the reboot for ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' decided to go for a more realistic design instead of the original Hanna-Barbera design. Unfortunately though, they tried to make the art style look '''WAY''' too realistic, with hideously designed characters and expressionless faces on the characters. Check the teaser panel [[http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2017/2/2/snallges.jpg this teaser panel]] here]] to see for yourself.
29th Mar '17 12:33:34 PM TurtleTropes
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* When Creator/DCComics announced that they would reboot ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'', they decided to give him a more realistic design instead of his original cartoony design. [[http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2017/2/2/snallges.jpg Let's just say it didn't end up looking pretty]].

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* When Creator/DCComics announced that they would Like with many Hanna-Barbera-based comics made by Creator/DCComics, the reboot ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'', they for ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' decided to give him go for a more realistic design instead of his the original cartoony Hanna-Barbera design. Unfortunately though, they tried to make the art style look '''WAY''' too realistic, with hideously designed characters and expressionless faces on the characters. Check [[http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2017/2/2/snallges.jpg Let's just say it didn't end up looking pretty]].this teaser panel]] to see for yourself.
** Because of this, many fans recreated the panel with their own style or even the original Hanna-Barbera style.
6th Feb '17 10:46:10 PM TurtleTropes
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* When Creator/DCComics decided to reboot ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'', they decided to give him a more realistic design instead of his original cartoony design. [[http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2017/2/2/snallges.jpg Let's just say it didn't end up looking pretty]].

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* When Creator/DCComics decided to announced that they would reboot ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'', they decided to give him a more realistic design instead of his original cartoony design. [[http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2017/2/2/snallges.jpg Let's just say it didn't end up looking pretty]].
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