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->''"Staying all serious and scowling every minute of the day is impossible! How can anyone look so mad all the time?!"''
-->-- '''Kon''' regarding Ichigo, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

%%One quote is sufficient.

A character who can always be seen with a serious upside-down smile, even in the most pleasant of situations. Though it can be compared to TheStoic, Perpetual Frowner differs in the simple fact that rather than wearing a face of indifference, the character perpetually expresses the biggest, ugliest frown he or she can make on their face.

Usually comes in 3 varieties: mopey and listless, angry and angsty, focused and serious. In many cases, the look of extreme tension continues even when they're asleep. For series where character background and development is allotted, it may later be revealed that the person expresses the demeanor as a result of a living or having lived a harsh or tragic life.

Extra points if the character also displays a habit of keeping his arms crossed along with the constant frowning for that extra pouty look.

If the Perpetual Frowner actually ''does'' smile, it's either a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} that signifies that the character has [[WhenSheSmiles found a reason to be happy and enjoy life again]], or [[TechnicallyASmile one of the most]] [[TheUnSmile potent sources]] of NightmareFuel you will [[SlasherSmile ever come across]].

If the expression is not voluntary but the result of damage to nerves or the like, it falls under FrozenFace.

Compare AloofBigBrother, DeadpanSnarker, TheEeyore. Contrast PerpetualSmiler. See also DeathGlare.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Jotaro Kujo from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' hardly ''ever'' smiles even once throughout the series. And considering [[LongRunner how long it's been going on]], that's saying something.
* Dr. Hell from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' has mostly three default expressions: angry, worried and disappointed/frustrated. He seldom smiles (fortunately, since when he actually does so, it is a very creepy SlasherSmile).
* Giichi from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal''. Admittedly, he has good reasons to never smile.
* A well known anime frowner is Ichigo in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', early on revealed to be a result of losing his mother at a young age and trying very hard to cultivate a badass image ever since. (In one episode when Kon runs amok in Ichigo's body, Ichigo bemoans Kon ruining his image that he'd worked so hard on.) The example is particularly interesting considering the fact that he is the main protagonist. Hitsugaya is also a major frowner, probably a result of frequently being [[OnlySaneMan the most professional among a group of wackier characters]]. [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]] is usually frowning whenever he's not in the middle of a fight, in which case he'll have a big SlasherSmile.
** Among the Vizards, [[HairTriggerTemper Hiyori]] and [[TheComicallySerious Kensei]]. Hiyori is implied to have led a rough life even before Aizen's experiments, and Kensei is probably perpetually annoyed by [[WomanChild Mashiro]]. Kensei's case is somewhat [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] when he is trying to smile and comfort a young Shuuhei Hisagi - and ends up with an unintentionally evil version of TheUnsmile.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', even after rising to become the first Chuunin in his class, achieving the place as team leader of the group, being subjected to considerable CharacterDevelopment, and getting a [[{{Shipping}} potential girlfriend]], Shikamaru still doesn't seem to find a reason to wipe that big ugly frown off his face.
** Sasuke also started out as a frowner due to his tragic past and fervent mission in life to kill his brother. However, following his FaceHeelTurn and the series' timeskip, Sasuke gains a more impassive look, adding to his growing similarity with his AloofBigBrother.
** Gaara, even after accepting his companions, has almost never smiled a non-murderous smile.
*** In the most recent, hot-off-the-presses manga chapters, the [[IncrediblyLamePun Sandman of Tsuna]] smiles ''once in awhile'' and generally shows far more emotion than he used to, but it's still pretty rare in comparison to other characters.
* Among several others, Tien, Piccolo and Vegeta were the three biggest Perpetual Frowners in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. The only things they did with their arms were punching, lifting, push-ups and crossing over the chest. Though Vegeta does crack a smile every now and then in the form of an arrogant smirk (and the occasional [[PsychoticSmirk evil grin]] during his scenes as a villain).
** Piccolo got the occasional grin as well, mainly when interacting with Gohan - even with the eyebrows up at least once (during his death in DBZ.) Vegeta, however, had somehow managed to master scowling even when asleep or unconscious.
* Mugen from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' always has a nasty, twisted, "don't trust anybody/ya wanna mess with me?" look on his face. Unless [[BigEater presented with food]].
** Jin as well, since he's TheStoic.
* Kaiser Ryo of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Oddly enough, his FaceHeelTurn to Hell Kaiser caused him to ''smile''... [[SlasherSmile evilly, with a touch of insanity]].
** Kaiba from the original ''Anime/YuGiOh''. This was commented on in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', with Yugi remarking "Every time Kaiba smiles, a puppy dies."
** Could we argue that Yami is one of these too? His face seems to be stuck that way. Even when he's happy he's frowning!
* Sesshomaru from ''Manga/InuYasha'' is characterized by his constant aloof, disdainful frown, though it is said that he is all the more dangerous when he actually does smile; on one occasion when he ''did'' smile, Jaken was so freaked out by it that he literally ''begged'' Sesshomaru to get angry and beat him instead.
* Scar from ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' has smiled a grand total of three times in the entire anime.
** He smiles once in the manga, in the Ishbalan refugee camp when he is told that there are many survivors of the genocide in camps all over the country. [[http://www.mangareader.net/116-5202-37/full-metal-alchemist/chapter-16.html He has a nice smile...]]
* Kasanoda from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is an unfortunate example. He looks scary as hell, and his default expression is an angry frown... because he's been trained from childhood to take over the position of {{Yakuza}} boss of his family. Unfortunate, because he's not such a bad guy, but nearly everyone is too freaked out to notice.
* Lucy from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' combines this with HiddenEyes.
* Gwendal in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'' is an extreme example, even other characters comment on his perpetual frowning.
* Let's see... constantly frowning? Check. Arms often crossed? Check. Tragic backstory? Check. Frowns even when he's sleeping? At least sometimes. Certainly does it when he's coming out of the shower. Yup, Fakir from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is definitely an example of this trope.
* Tetsuma Jou, receiver for the Seibu Wild Gunmen from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', has had a permanent serious frown on his face from (at least) the tender age of four. Although he did once adopt an expression of raging, unholy killing intent when [[spoiler:Gaou [[BerserkButton broke Kid's arm]],]] if that counts as a change.
* Thorfinn from ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', when he does smile, those smiles are rather....[[SlasherSmile vicious]].
* Germany and Sweden from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' rarely smile, though not because they're unhappy. Hong Kong may be [[EmotionlessGirl a straighter example]], and Belarus mixes this with {{Yandere}}. Germania so much so that he couldn't smile when he tried to.
** [[ItRunsInTheFamily Of the few blood-related siblings]], [[DeadpanSnarker Norway]] and [[SugarAndIcePersonality Iceland]] both tend to frown and have never been shown smiling.
** [[InscrutableOriental Japan]] too. While it's more of [[TheStoic a blank expression]] than a frown and he has smiled once or twice, it's noticeable enough that one manga strip revolved around Italy trying to get Japan to smile and failing.
** Netherlands has also never been shown smiling yet, always having either a disinterested expression or scowl on his face whenever he appears.
* Try to find canonical pictures of Zoro from ''Franchise/OnePiece'' where he's just smiling happy and friendly-like as opposed to scowling or just [[SlasherSmile smirking]]. ''It's very hard.''
** Especially recently, though. He used to smile and laugh quite frequently in [[CharacterizationMarchesOn early appearances]]. It gets rarer after he loses to Mihawk. In the Arlong Arc, Sanji notes that Zoro developed a bad temper after he lost to Mihawk, so this change is very, very intentional on Oda's part.
** Similar case with Tashigi. She smiled a lot early on, but after some bad experiences in Alabasta, likely disillusioning her in many important ways, she generally looks either impassive or rather miserable.
*** She smiles again after taking care of the giant children at the end of the punk hazard arc.
** Jinbei has this as his regular face with him rarely changing it.
* [[FieryRedhead Nove]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', whose expression is always in some form of angry, and maybe some bits of embarassed. In fact, fans reacted with shock when the artwork for an audio drama showed her with a slight smile on her face.
* Exedore/Exsedol's redesigned version, when seen in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}''. The only time he ever smiles is during his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* Kurogane from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. The only times you see him smiling are when he's fighting... And it's more of a SlasherSmile than everything. He only really smiled in the flashbacks from his childhood... And in chapter 167.
* Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' used to be a happy camper but after his best friend kidnapped his fiancee and left him for dead in the desert, it's understandable that he doesn't smile much.
* The title character of ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'' fame is one of the trope's fathers.
* Sagara Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. He is described numerous times to be a very attractive boy... except for the problem that he looks perpetually angry, with his eyebrows slanting down and lips pressed firmly in a grim straight line, giving him a ''very'' unapproachable appearance. He's actually pretty well known for never smiling in the story. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sousuke_smile.jpg Here's his attempt at trying to, for the sake of his photo ID]]. Though more unnervingly, one of the few times he's shown to smile naturally [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/full_metal_panic_sigma/v05/c019/24.html can be seen here]]. Yikes, Sousuke, you SociopathicHero, you.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'''s Vicious is also not a happy camper. The only smiles that he actually gives are {{Slasher Smile}}s that live up to his name.
* Shinobu from ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'', when he's not crying. He's even frowning in the opening theme while glomping Miyagi.
* Xanxus from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is in a permanently bad mood and nearly always scowling, but his smile is even ''more'' frightening.
** Tsuna in Dying Will form has been described several times as having "his brows always furrowed".
* Saionji from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' fits this trope to a t, given that his life has been a bit... complicated.
* ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'': Gally, in addition to her Perpetual Frown, usually has a Perpetual Pout as well, amply {{lampshaded}}. She even got nicknamed "Octopus Lips" in-story, and when [[GenkiGirl Zwoelf]] has to pose as her she loudly complained that Gally's constantly sullen expression is very boring. Though, given [[TheWoobie her backstory]], it's somewhat justified.
* [[TheRival Paul]] in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, which is probably fitting of his nature as StopHavingFunGuys incarnate.
* [[{{Tsundere}} Hitomi]] [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Mizumura]] from the Hentai manga ''Boys Empire'' is like this at first. Makoto even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it for us:
---> '''Makoto''': Mizumura looks like she's always angry or something.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Along with a [[ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive certain pose]], Gendo Ikari is a reliable owner of one of these.
* The number of times L had smiled in ''Manga/DeathNote'' can most likely be counted in less than fifteen panels. Near? [[CheshireCatGrin Not really]].
* Does ''Manga/BlackButler's'' William T. Spears ever smile?
** He laughs once, in the ''Ciel in Wonderland'' OVA. [[NightmareFuel And no, you don't want to see it.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Homura Akemi almost never smiles. It's [[BrokenBird not like she's got a lot of reason to]].
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts during his days as the Black Swordsman after the Eclipse. Again, he doesn't have much reason to smile after watching [[spoiler:his entire team get slaughtered and eaten by demons, and the love of his life get raped to insanity by his former commander turned demonic god]]. In fact, when he does smile, it's either a sneer (usually directed toward Puck) or [[SlasherSmile a murderous and bloodthirsty grin]] (which he reserves for his demonic enemies).
* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'': Tokiko Tsumura's default expression is "I'm about 5 seconds away from disembowelling someone."
* As mentioned above, Athrun Zala from ''Anime/GundamSeed''.
* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss.'' He actually has a lot to be pissed about; like the fact that his master and best friend Mikage abandoned him twenty years before the start of the story or the fact that he was made an indentured servant to an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent. However, he also manages to be pissed at anything and everything.
* In ''[[LightNovel/YahariOreNoSeishunLoveComeWaMachigatteiru Oregairu]]'', the anime version of Hachiman Hikigaya nearly always has his eyebrows in a knit. He does smile but usually it's a wry smile.
* Renge from ''Manga/NonNonBiyori'' is affixed with a perpetual half-open eyed frown. Though it's not very indicative of her mood, as she's your average CheerfulChild.
* Satsuki from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' often has a scowl on her face. Ryuko once even referred to her as a "perpetually frowning, [[BigOlEyebrows caterpillar-eyebrow]] bitch."
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Any modern version of Franchise/{{Batman}}. When he actually laughed at Harley Quinn in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', it scared her.
** He wasn't always like that in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', just when he was mad. He didn't really become a Perpetual Frowner until ''The New Batman Adventures''.
*** It must be genetic, because Batman's son, Damian Wayne (the current Robin) is this as well.
*** [[spoiler:Was... as of Batman Incorporated #8 ]]
* The Saint of Killers from ''{{Preacher}}'', alive or undead. One character describes his permanent facial expression as someone who's "treadin' through dogshit".
** He smiles in a flashback when he holds his newborn daughter, which is a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. This old, hated Civil War veteran not only has a loving wife, but now a beautiful daughter.
*** Although, true to Garth Ennis's style, this quickly becomes a Tearjerker. You don't get to be the Saint of Killers by having everything come up roses, and it's clear that the shit's about to hit the fan...
* In ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', the titular character has two facial expressions: "Frowning Angrily" and "Shouting".
** There was one time, when he returned to Mega City 1 from Luna-1 and hadn't been reinstated as a judge yet. He spent the couple of minutes walking around, waving at anyone, and ignoring crimes because he was technically a civilian.
* Happy Hogan of ''Comicbook/IronMan'' started out like this, simply because ''that was how he always looked''. At one point, he [[BreakingTheFourthWall informed the reader that he WAS smiling.]] He [[ProgressivelyPrettier got better]] before TheSixties were through.
* About the only time Comicbook/ThePunisher ''doesn't'' wear this expression is in flashbacks with his family.
** To quote the 2005 ''[[VideoGame/ThePunisher Punisher]]'' videogame:
-->(After blasting Bushwacker through a wall) "I don't smile much. Don't smile ever. But if I did, this would be one."
* Almost everyone in ''Comicbook/SinCity''. If they smile, you should expect it to be a SlasherSmile.
* Just take a look at Hawk in ''Comicbook/BrightestDay''.
* Grouchy Smurf in ''Franchise/TheSmurfs''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Le Chiffre in a good chunk of his appearances in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* "I snarled", "I glared", "I scowled"....Harry Dresden of ''TheDresdenFiles'' is very much this. This is notable, given the fact that he spends most of his time [[SadClown cracking bad jokes]].
** Morgan from the same series is practically carved out of granite. He smiles maybe once in all of the books.
* Karkaroff's caricature-esque grimacing in the ''Literature/HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire'' movie.
** Kreacher the house elf makes emo kids look optimistic and happy from his introduction in the fifth book until the seventh, when he finally sees the light and starts to become cheerful.
** When he's not smirking, Snape spends his time either scowling or frowning.
*** Or sneering. He likes sneering a lot too.
* Edmund Pevensie in the movie version of ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' seems to do this a lot, even after his HeelFaceTurn.
* Bukama from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' prequel novel is one of these. "The older man brightened. Well, his scowl lessened a little. For him, that was as good as a grin from anyone else."
* Heathcliff in ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' starts out like this, at any rate.
* The titular character in the ''{{Literature/Eisenhorn}}'' trilogy, though not by choice. You see, early in the first book, he gets tortured so horribly (an this is set in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', so feel free to imagine just how) that the muscles in his face are irreparably damaged. He ''can't'' smile, even if he wanted to.
* ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'': The fact that Haplo tends to maintain a grim expression even while sleeping is remarked upon by other characters. He does smile occasionally, however.
* Tahniya in ''Literature/ThePathToWar'' is actually described as having a permanent small frown, which always makes her look like something has irritated or troubled her.
* Lord Droon, the villain of Dr. Seuss's early picture book The King's Stilts, is described as a "scowler," mutters that "the lines at the corners of the mouth should go down," and loathes smiles, fun, and anything that seems unserious or undignified - so much that he endangers the entire kingdom by stealing the titular stilts, pushing the king toward the DespairEventHorizon.
* Tywin Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has never smiled since he lost his wife. Even before then, there had only been four recorded occasions of him smiling.
** Stannis Baratheon is similar to, if not even more so, to Tywin in this regard. It's said, more than once, that he "never learned how to smile." He is constantly scowling, and one of his character tics is, when particularly annoyed by something, he grinds his teeth. A character once said he was so mad about something that "he clenched his teeth so hard I thought they would shatter."
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Gale says that Katniss only smiles when in the woods. During the Games, Peeta tells her that she doesn't scowl as much when she's asleep. Katniss herself admits that her smiles are hard to come by.
* In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'', Generic Girl always sounds tired and unhappy, not fitting in with heroes, villains, or middle schoolers.
* Skeeter Traps from ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagic'' is a ten year-old version of this.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Mid-20th century VarietyShow host [[Series/TheEdSullivanShow Ed Sullivan]] was famous for almost ''never'' smiling on camera, though he didn't exactly frown per se, he often had a rather stern look on his face. When he did smile, it was actually neither {{glurge}} nor NightmareFuel, but his smiles were always notable for their ''extreme'' brevity. One time when he told comedian Red Skelton "It's wonderful to see your smiling face again." Skelton replied, "That's more than I can say for you." Sullivan's response was "That's not fair, you know I can smile. Like this." At which point he flashed a perfectly cheerful smile, for about a tenth of a second before returning to his stern, stoic look.
* Live action/puppetry: The grouchy Oscar and Bert on ''SesameStreet''. All the more remarkable in that their faces aren't articulated enough to make it ''obvious'' that they're frowning -- Carroll Spinney and Frank Oz rely on their ability to create character for that.
* A more obviously-frowning Muppet is Beaker. The way his mouth is cut into his cylindrical head gives him an exceedingly-obvious frown. Nevertheless, the way he talks (itself difficult given he's one of two {{The Unintelligible}}s from ''TheMuppetShow'') helps to alter the meaning of his perpetual frown: sadness, worry, fright, frustration, whatever.
* Wednesday Addams from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', any version. (Not counting ''Addams Family Reunion'') When she smiled after being brainwashed in ''Addams Family Values'', it deeply unnerved all onlookers.
** "She's scaring me!"
** Not so much in the original TV series. She was [[PerkyGoth quite cheerful]] there.
** However, she was in the ORIGINAL newspaper comics, which preceded the live action show
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Teal'c as played by Christopher Judge. Seriously. How many examples are named here and nobody mentions the frowniest face in Showbiz?
** You try smiling after your forehead is cut with an Orak knife and molten gold is poured into the wound. Makes a kick-ass tattoo, though.
** Compare with Christopher Judge himself, who always seems cheerful.
* Bart Bass in ''GossipGirl''. Lampshaded by Eric: "He only has one facial expression. He scares me." Whenever he does try to act in a friendly or romantic manner, it's very disturbing and clearly fake.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Rodney Mckay personifies the D: face, when he isn't scowling/whining/complaining. Does that count, even though he isn't a stoic?
** Ronon Dex scowls half the time, usually to intimidate someone (he's 6'4"), although he has been shown to smile occasionally.
*** This becomes hilarious in a crossover episode where Teal'c and Ronon are trying to out-scowl each other before they beat the crap out of each other.
* Series/{{Angel}} smiles so rarely that when he does it's enough of an event that one of the other characters may feel called upon to remark on it.
** Connor [[NotSoDifferent seems to have]] [[LikeFatherLikeSon inherited this]], which Willow lampshades.
-->Willow: "And the sneer's genetic, who knew?"
* Stefan Salvatore from ''TheVampireDiaries'', in more episodes than not. You can tell that if he's smiling things must be going really, really well.
** This was lampshaded by Caroline in Season 2.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Downer Debbie Downer]], played by Rachel Dratch in a recuring SNL skit. She always says depressing things and brings down the mood of any gathering.
* Aaron Hotchner from ''Series/CriminalMinds''. Also a male WhenSheSmiles.
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', royal executioner Ser Ilyn Payne is never seen without a belligerent scowl.
* KarlPilkington from ''Series/AnIdiotAbroad''. If he is smiling, you can guarantee it won't last for long, as Ricky Gervais has a seemingly endless list of things planned to annoy Karl.
** And retains this role in ''TheRickyGervaisShow''. Ricky savors the one instance he actually manages to make Karl laugh.
* Will Graham from ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', due to his anxiety and inner demons. He's seen relaxing around his numerous dogs though.
* Emma Swan's default expression on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a frown mainly because she's still wrapping around her head that AllMythsAreTrue, her parents are Snow White and Prince Charming and they haven't aged in 28 years, and that she's TheChosenOne.
* In Series/{{BestMotoring}}, Motoharu Kurosawa and Akihiko Nakaya were known for their stoicness, in comparison to the other drivers who were known for being all smiles.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Rivers Cuomo of Music/{{Weezer}} is notorious for always looking somewhat dismayed. Which makes his obvious happiness in the music video for "Keep Fishin'" a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* The Music/BackstreetBoys demonstrated this trope in any opportunity they could, mainly on their posters/CD covers. In fact, the one way you could tell the difference between them and Music/{{NSYNC}} was that *NSYNC smiled while the Backstreet Boys didn't.
* In the song "Paranoid" by Music/BlackSabbath, people think there is something wrong with the narrator because of this.
* Music/HenryRollins always looks angry - and he probably is at something
* {{Lampshade}}d in a 2000 installment of MuchMusic's HardRock MusicVideo program ''Loud'', which had a black-marker-on-white-paper {{emoticon}}-style diagram of MotleyCrue's personnel shifts up to that point. The final picture showed every band memeber with a happy face, "except for Nikki Sixx, 'cause he never smiles". Which is mostly true; in live performances and videos he is a Perpetual Frowner who shies away from the rest of the band's enthusiastic "rock faces". However, he was quite visibly happy to discuss the band's screwed up history on ''BehindTheMusic''.
* A lyric from "Burning My Soul" by Music/DreamTheater, written by drummer Mike Portnoy: "And you wonder why I can't smile."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Besides her creepy little smiles directed towards Becket, [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Alma]] is always frowning.
* Akuma/Gouki from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series is a famous and extreme example, as he never smiles ''at all''.
** When he becomes Shin Akuma in ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'', he ''does'' smile... a SlasherSmile.
** He did have one in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'' in Ryu's ending.
** Series mainstay M. Bison was originally a Perpetual Frowner, but now he's better known for his SlasherSmile. From what can be seen, those are the only two facial expressions he's capable of.
*** Well, these two, plus his OhCrap expression during the endings of ''Alpha 3''.
** Sagat and Guile are also constantly frowning, though Guile occasionally smiles in the presence of his family. Main character Ryu is halfway there, though it's more of an impassive look that leans toward frowning than a proper Perpetual Frown.
** Guy from ''Final Fight''/SFA? Guy has a trademark scowl that matches his aloof and serious personality. The only instance in which Guy smiles is in an official art depicting Ryu, Ken, and Guy in casual clothes (Hell, in Cody's ending in SFA3, his face is scowling, even though the dialogue implies he is glad Cody is back on his side)
*** As of ''Super Street Fighter IV'', Makoto was not seen showing so much as a smirk in any official art (her ending in Super Street Fighter IV being an exception). She makes up for it with [[HotBlooded plenty of yelling]].
** Remy from Street Fighter. You wouldn't expect someone whose win quote translates to "I hate everything that I see!" to smile much, would you?
* Soren from ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]''.
** Sothe displays this trait in Radiant Dawn as well, which is remarked upon by [[MagnificentBastard Naesala]] in the following exchange:
--->'''Naesala:''' Where's that stone-faced sidekick of yours?
--->'''Micaiah:''' He's just hesitant to show his emotions.
** I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Ike. He even scares Sothe when they first meet in ''Path of Radiance''. Sanaki also {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this in ''Radiant Dawn'':
--->'''Ike''': I'm here. What do you want?
--->'''Sanaki''': Hmph. Don't look so sour.
--->'''Ike''': I always look like this, Apostle Sanaki.
--->'''Sanaki''': Ah, yes. That's true. Well, I didn't summon you to talk about your grumpy expressions.
** Raven from ''Blazing Sword'' also qualifies. As noted by a comrade in arms, Wil, during one of their hilarious [[RelationshipValues support conversations]]:
--->'''Wil:''' Fine, fine. If it'll get you to stop scowling, I'll talk normal.
--->'''Raven:''' What scowl?
--->'''Wil:''' That! What you're doing right now!
--->'''Raven:''' ...This is my normal face.
** Gerome and Noire from ''Awakening''. In Noir's case, it was [[spoiler: due to living in fear of Tharja's (her mother) curses, as she was used as a guinea pig for them]].
* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' has a few.
** Kratos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', as befits his role as TheStoic. Same goes for Regal, who wears an even larger frown than Kratos (especially in his official art), but is slightly more likely to lighten up.
** Leon from ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny''.
** Veigue from ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'', who smiles ''once'' in the entire game, near the end.
** Keele from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' -- his expression is generally either "angry", "disdainful" or "sullen", whereas his "smile" is more of an arrogant smirk.
** Asch from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', whose grumpiness is commented on and made fun of by the other characters; Luke tells him at one point that if he keeps frowning, his face will get stuck that way. Again, his "smile" is usually more like a smirk.
--->'''Jade''': What's the matter, [Asch?] You look as if you've swallowed a bug. Oh wait, you always look like that.
*** What's weird is that his status picture in the menu represents him with a full-on happy face...maybe because we'd never get to see him smile in-game.
*** This is even [[MythologyGag referenced]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. There's a note scratched into a signboard identifying all the main characters in ''Tales Of The Abyss.'' Asch's entry is just "always looks angry."
** Kunzite of ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' rarely smiles, his only "happy" portrait is but a tiny turning of the lips, and the first time a character gets him to smile, he seems to frighten everyone by the mere act. MysteriousWaif Lycia says straight out that she can't smile as long as she's atoning for the plot of the game, but is eventually persuaded to (along with Kunzite, properly this time) when the final dungeon rolls around.
** Gaius from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2''. He doesn't smile at all in the first game, but manages a smirk on a few occasions in the second.
* ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' Derek and Chieftain almost never smile.
** Arguably, Mona from the "I Was Born To Love You" stage. The entire goal for that stage is to help Leo to get her to smile, so he can paint her portrait. And no, taking her to a concert, taking her for a flight in a flying machine, and saving her from a stampede of bulls isn't quite enough to do it. [[spoiler:The [[FauxtasticVoyage "special tunnel"]] does the trick, though.]]
** Jake, who only starts smiling if [[spoiler:you fail his stage and he turns into a giggling zombie.]]
* Mega Man in ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''.
** Zero from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series deserves a special mention, seeing how he applies to this trope in more ways than one:
*** After Iris dies, he not only stops smiling, practically at all, but loses essentially all of his {{Badass Boast}}ing personality and becomes TheStoic.
*** After ''X4'', he no longer throws a thumbs up at the player after beating a boss either. He just turns away.
*** Even his theme music has noticeable changes. Where his theme is X4 may have been the peak of giving the feeling that Zero is about to cut down everyone [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5h4luXEc_s in the level]], in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgsBH3zURt8 X5]] and onward, Zero's music becomes a lot more calm and serious sounding.
** Then there's Geo Stelar of ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', who spends much of the first game on a massive angst-trip and is shown frowning both in human and wave forms. He lightens up later, though.
* There are those who doubt that Agent 47 from ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' can even smile.
* If you had a name like ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''....
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': Kratos isn't this so much as "perpetual enraged-snarler".
** For the record, he can smile. He did it in the European version of God of War 1. That said, if he does smile, run for your life.
* Riku in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games.
* ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' has Moritz of the [[ItemCrafting Athanor room]]. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d ''many times'' during the party's first visit. First and foremost:
-->'''Nikki''': Whoah! Scary face alert!
* Cloud Strife from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' almost never smiles. He's smiled all of... 5 times. Twice in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', once in ''VideoGame/AdventChildren'', once in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' and once in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' The original game can be sort of forgiven, though, because the characters don't even have mouths.
** WordOfGod says he laughed only once in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' as well, during the scene with Aeris where they are escaping from the Turks.
** Somewhat {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the name of the collection of [=FF7=] Compilation short stories being ''On The Way to a Smile''.
* Throughout the ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series, Kain very rarely smiles. In the event that he [[PsychoticSmirk does]], it's usually a good indication that his enemies have found themselves on the [[OutGambitted receiving end of his plan]] or he's about to do something horrible to somebody.
* Sten of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Nonetheless he's occasionally shown that he's got a GentleGiant side going on.
** [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] is show doing nothing ''but'' scowling in any ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' promotional material, though thankfully, this is averted in the game itself.
* Curt Schilling in ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]''.
* Huang Lee of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars''. Comes from being a DeadpanSnarker OnlySaneMan.
* Kazuma Kiryuu of the ''[[VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku Yakuza]]'' games has a forbidding scowl permanently etched onto his face. He does smile a few times, usually when he's around Haruka, and it's adorable.
* The Boss/[[IronicNickname The Joy]] from ''MetalGearSolid3.'' Meanwhile, [[IronicNickname The Sorrow]] [[PerpetualSmiler never frowns.]]
* [[GanbareGoemon Goemon]] started out like this.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has Red in his remake design. He's always shown frowning, except for his victory animations in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' and once when he gives a haughty smirk in said game. Ironic since his original design is nearly always drawn happy and smiling.
** Subway Master Ingo, twin brother of [[PerpetualSmiler Emmet]] .
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:285Shroomish.png Shroomish]], the Mushroom Pokémon.
** In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY X and Y]]'''s Pokemon Amie feature, while most Pokemon will lighten up and give you a proper smile under the right circumstances, there are a few like Umbreon, Terrakion, and Zekrom who simply won't smile, no matter how hard you try to get them to.
* Marcus Fenix from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' ''never'' smiles. Dom is this as well, especially after [[spoiler: Maria's death.]]
* Princess Peach is this in some of the DarkerAndEdgier ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' [=RPG=]s, until the ending, WhenSheSmiles. Because of the darker themes, this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
** Rosalina is also this, [[spoiler:also justified considering [[TearJerker her past]]]]. She does smile a bit in the endings of both ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' games and when winning a level in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.
* ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' has Victor Niguel. His only two sprites are his normal one (frowning) and really pissed off. You know that it's gone FromBadToWorse when he's really pissed.
** Also CR-S01, whose reason for his Perpetual Frowner-ness is revealed in [[spoiler: his bonus scene. He also smiled later on in the game, prompting a lot of squeeing from fans.]]
* Mitsunari from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has an unflinching DeathGlare, replaced by a slight smile only once; in his best friend's imagination.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': This is Shadow the Hedgehog's default expression. He'll smirk on rare occasions. About the only time he genuinely smiles is in ''VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames'', where he'll sometimes smile if he does well at an event.
** Knuckles is also subject to this in games after ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' where [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he is portrayed as the deadly-serious loner]] who, [[MemeticMutation unlike Sonic, doesn't chuckle]] and also later on when his [[HairTriggerTemper hot-headed attitude]] grew more characteristic. Most of the current artwork has him either frowning or clenching his teeth.
** It is unusual to see Silver crack a smile when he first appeared in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', but this has to do him taking his duty in protecting the future very seriously. He does show a smile in some games like ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' where he shows excitement in facing Sonic in a rematch.
** Blaze is also one due to her being cold, detached loner (much like Knuckles) in the ''VideoGame/SonicRushSeries''. Even if [[DefrostingIceQueen she came out of her shell]], she will still remain a quite a frowner.
** Robotnik was one for a while in the U.S.
** When raising Chao in the ''Sonic Adventure'' series, it's possible for them to be this, since every chao has a 'default' face determined by how its egg hatches.
* This is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'s default expression in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', which is jarring; considering that Mario is a pretty cheerful guy in his home series.
* Luigi's default expression in ''Videogame/MarioKart 8'' is a grumpy frown that looks [[MemeticMutation hilariously terrifying]] in slow motion.
* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' very rarely changes his expression from a frown, and when he does, it's usually in shock from whatever horrible monstrosity he's just encountered.
* Miles Edgeworth in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series is never seen smiling at all. He'll sometimes make a small smirk when he is smug, but that is as far as he will go to cracking a smile. Edgeworth is always serious with his work as a prosecutor and many people notice how he doesn't seem to let loose.
* [[TheStoic Hawke]] from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars''. He's the only character in the game to not smile or cheer when his unit's win an attack (He ''doesn't even have'' a smiling mugshot'').
* Aban from [[VideoGame/OneThousandAndOneSpikes 1001 Spikes]] is always irritated with a face to match. [[spoiler: [[WhenSheSmiles Until the very last part of the]] GoldenEnding [[WhenSheSmiles cutscene, that is.]] ]]
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* While Saber's default expression in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' can be described as 'neutral with a dash of stiffness', [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Saber Alter's]] scowl practically ''bores'' into your soul.
* Natsuhi from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is a RareFemaleExample.
** Kanon's a male, [[{{Bishounen}} albeit effeminate]] one.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Baron Klaus Wulfenbach looks perpetually unhappy. Then again, given how much he likes his job...
** A good adventuring fight seems to perk him up a little, though, if [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040430 this page]] is anything to go by.
* ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'''s Gwen.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Karkat is the angriest troll. He is just so angry, you don't even know.
** Karkat smiled once. Eridan smiled never.
** The Felt, with the possible exception of Clover who doesn't have a mouth but certainly comes off as the Perpetual Smiler type.
** Also, every Agent except for CD is this.
* ''Webcomic/VGCats'': Aeris has such a short temper that she's almost always at least annoyed. When she ''does'' smile, [[SlasherSmile it's generally not a good sign.]]
* ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'': Sabrina's mother and father are a pair of frowners, too.
* ''WebComic/LowroadComics'': [[http://lowroad75.comicgenesis.com/d/20090501.html Butler insists]] that he has more than one expression, but apparently doesn't look into mirrors often.
* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' -- Scowl 3: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100317 The Scowling]].
* Rocky ''rarely'' shows happiness in OurLittleAdventure, possibly because he's SurroundedByIdiots.
* Dave of [[http://gunshowcomic.com/ac/ The Anime Club]]. Since Mort and Mark are always yelling at each other, they might count, too.
* Webcomic/WalkyVerse: Mike Warner has smiled about ten times over a ten year period of existence. These smiles only appear when he's completely [[InVinoVeritas hammered]]. The comment section following [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2009/comic/book-9/03-mikes-double-life/unexpectedsmile/ this comic]] and Amber's reaction kind of says it all.
** He has [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20020407.html smiled]] [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2010/comic/book-11/02-the-relationshipocalypse/smile/ twice]] while not drunk (warning: both links are disturbing) and only looked [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20030719.html truly upset]] once.
* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' seems to collect Perpetual Frowners, as seen [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/images/scowlymen.jpg here.]]
* Tyler in ''Webcomic/DamagedTape'' hasn't smiled once in the entire run of the comic. He's only had two other expressions: yelling, and a typical Nut Shot reaction face.
* Mist from ''Webcomic/{{Waterworks}}'', most likely due to having a bodily condition that, by the standards of her civilization, makes her hideous.
* Except for the few moments he's shown surprise, Ballister Blackheart from ''Webcomic/{{Nimona}}'' keeps a frown of seriousness.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Strong Bad, from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner, has a luchadore mask for a face, giving him a perpetual scowl.
** Strong Bad has smiled on a few occasions... Including one time in which he believed that being flushed down the toilet would turn him into a monster.
** Strong Sad, who is the {{emo}} member of the group, almost never smiles, except for a few occasions (Usually when he gets his revenge on Strong Bad... or when he's had too much caffeine).
** All of the Brothers Strong (Strong Bad, Strong Sad, and Strong Mad) are often seen with frowns on their faces.
** The Homestar Runner Wiki has pages for cataloging instances of smiling for [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Bad_Smiling all]] [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Mad_Smiling three]] [[http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php/Strong_Sad_Smiling Brothers Strong]].
* [[http://www.doreen-and-maureen.co.nr/ Doreen]], from Doreen and Maureen
* Black puffles from Club Penguin.
* ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat's'' own Puppycat is always frowning. It's unclear if this is his mouth's natural shape or if Puppycat is perpetually grumpy.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]. MartianManhunter too.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Shego.
** Who becomes a PerpetualSmiler in Stop Team Go.
* Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is a well-known frowner. Can't really blame him, what with living between [[CloudCuckoolander Spongebob]] and [[WhatAnIdiot Patrick]].
** Despite his position as the page image, he ''is'' capable of smiling. Quite often, even. But only at his own jokes or art. Furthermore, his smile is usually an indicator that he has just [[TemptingFate tempted fate]], and as such doesn't have a long life span.
** Despite this expression being his default, he has more range in facial expression than all the other characters on the show.
* Moe from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Mr. Burns also. Most [[SlasherSmile of]] [[CheshireCatGrin the]] [[TheUnSmile time]].
* The complex but bitter and sometimes just downright angsty Prince Zuko on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' always has a big angry look on his face and has a strong tendency to stand around with his arms crossed. At the culmination of his character progression within the second season, he recovers from a spiritual illness and spends an episode at peace, smiling, and gaining a more optimistic look on life... Cue the WhamEpisode. He sums it up in one line:
-->...are you happy now?\\
I'm never happy.
** Not surprisingly, Zuko's {{emotionless girl}}friend, Mai, also fits. Interestingly enough, the only times they seem genuinely happy are when they're together. This is likely a result of Mai's listlessness and Zuko's angst canceling each other out.
* Raven in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* Mandy in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. In one episode, a shape-shifter turns into Mandy, and Billy remarks "No, wait... Mandy never smiles." She has smiled exactly three times in the entire series. The first time was at the end of the pilot episode. Next, she made an evil smirk after she realized [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor she'd accidentally wished every other human off the planet]], and had the whole world to herself. Finally, she smiled during a beauty pageant in "My Fair Mandy", it [[RealityBreakingParadox warped reality]]. On one occasion she's made a look of genuine sadness--even rarer than a smile.
* Eva the "Female Bully" from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' rarely smiles.
* The adorable but angsty Buttercup of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Craig Tucker from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. If he's not [[TheStoic stoical]], he's this.
** Shelley frowns in most of her apperances.
* WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} and later on his son Dripple.
* Hank from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' was said by Peggy to sleep with a look of extreme disgruntlement. And his father, Cotton, has a frown as his default expression, though he's smiled at times.
* [[StoicWoobie Chuckles the Clown]] of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' is always seen with a frown on his face, as a result of [[spoiler:going through exactly what Lotso and Big Baby went through and seeing them corrupted by their experiences. He does [[WhenSheSmiles crack a smile at the end though]].]]
* Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'': Nearly all the living people.
* Huey Freeman from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. An Adult Swim bump once featured a fan asking the question, "Does Huey ever smile?" The AS team, apparently stumped, claim to have called up Aaron [=McGruder=] to ask. The answer? Apparently, the animators are contractually obligated never to depict Huey smiling or laughing, ''ever''.
** Huey actually does smile a few times in the series. Once when he fights Riley in "Let's Nab Oprah" and twice at Riley's basketball game. There are a few other instances of Huey smiling, but they're harder to notice. But he does fit this trope perfectly.
* WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}, at least in the earlier shorts.
* Lemongrab of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', except for when he's confused or enjoying a good meal.
* Agent Six from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has never changed his perpetual frown. Even when knocked out in a nanite-induced coma, he has the exact same expression on his face.
* Vice Coach Horace Ferret from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* [[http://www.progressiveboink.com/archive/ihbfd/schleprock.htm Schleprock]] from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow'' (a SpinOff of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'') was always depressed. His catch phrase was the miserable "Wowzee wowzee woo woo". He even had a perpetual storm cloud over his head.
* Bleak from ''WesternAnimation/LiteSprites''.
-->'''Meadow''': I've never been so happy to see your frowning face!
* [[ThirdPersonPerson Scruffy]] never smiles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* Skyquake in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. The ''one'' time we see him smile was...[[SlasherSmile unsettling]].
* Lance for the first few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''. [[CharacterDevelopment He grows out of it if fairly quickly]].
* Edward Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''.
* Gordon from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' can fall into this in most of the episodes due to being too focused on his own importance in The Fat Controller's railway as well as arrogantly looking down on the other engines. The engines' tendency in teasing doesn't help at all.
* Tina from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''.
* Connie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}''.
* [[TheEeyore Nester and Momma]] from ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''. Momma heavily lampshades the trope.
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Daria}} Daria Morgendorffer.]]
* Nonny from ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''. He's notably the only Guppy not smiling during the intro and ending, though he'll smile at certain circumstances such as the sequence when the Guppies go outside.
** Mr. Grumpfish is a more straightforward example, as [[MeaningfulName his name]] might suggest.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* As an actor, Ice Cube utilizes the angry scowl so often that when he ''does'' smile, it looks downright freaky.
* Many politicians!
** Especially notable in [[http://uglyrepublicans.com/republicans/United-States/Dick-Cheney/cheney_emotional_chart.jpg Dick Cheney]]. It doesn't matter whether he's at the Republican National Convention, the campaign trail, having tea at the White house, apologizing for shooting another guy in the face, getting an apology from the guy that he shot in the face, or even making the official announcement that Bush has won re-election -- he always has this look on his face like someone just ran over his pet dog a few hours ago.
** During his bid for president in 2000 AlGore was known to be very dry in public and attempts to make him seem more approachable would backfire (such as kissing his wife a little too long as she joined him on stage for a rally). Since losing the election a well received stint on SaturdayNightLive and [[AdamWesting poking fun at himself]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' a couple of times has helped reverse that opinion of being a very serious individual.
* Silent era comedian Creator/BusterKeaton, also known as [[FrozenFace The Great Stone Face]]. In his entire film career he has only smiled once...[[TheUnsmile and he had to push up the corners of his mouth with his fingers to do it.]]
* Queen Elizabeth was once famous for this one, almost never smiling in public if she could help it. Nowadays she's rarely seen without a big smile on her face however. This role has since been taken by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, whose memorable attempts to smile for cameras resembled Wednesday Addams (and provoked [[CosmicHorror similar reactions]]).
* [[TheChancellorsOfGermany German Chancellor]] Angela Merkel. Although it is not that apparent on press pictures, she seems to have developed some new facial muscles since she has been voted chancellor.
* Ned Sparks ("I never go anywhere, I never do anything and I never have any fun!).
* Despite his rather jokey nature, {{Eminem}} rarely smiles in covers, interviews or anywhere else really.
** It's rumored that he made a vow to not smile in front of a camera after Proof died.
* What about [[http://www.extremefunnyhumor.com/pics/steven_seagal_emotion_.jpg Steven Seagal]]?
* Till Lindemann of Music/{{Rammstein}}.
** Which makes the video for "Mein Teil" creepier than it would be otherwise, as he as a rather impressive rictus throughout.
* Creator/JasonStatham. It's mentioned on his page that all of his good movies could alternatively be titled ''Jason Statham Drives A Car And Kills People (While Scowling A Lot)''.
** Pick any movie he's in, he has exactly two expressions: ''frowning'', and ''frowning with his shirt off.''
* Formula One World Driving Champion Fernando Alonso. His smile practically involves a frown.
* Supposedly there does exist a photo of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrik_Ibsen Henrik Ibsen]] smiling. One portrait.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Dobie Gilmour Dobie]] (Gloomy Gil) was inducted into the College Football Hall Of Fame with an amazing coaching record of 182-45-15. Somehow, he never let his success affect his negative demeanor. One of his famous quotes is, "There are only two ways you can finish in life. Dead or a loser".
** Another College Football Hall of Fame inductee, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVell_Edwards [=LaVell=] Edwards]]. Despite the happy expression on his Wikipedia pic, he was famous for roaming the sidelines with [[http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/college/img18913387.jpg folded arms and a constant scowl]].
* Charlie Sheen always looks as though he's scowling, even if he's smiling or telling a joke. His eyebrows seem to be the main factor.
* Former British Prime Minister GordonBrown always looked miserable (although that was probably justified). Sadly his spin-doctors noticed this and told him to smile more, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYPqAo3UasA it didn't really work]].
* Trent Reznor.
* Most birds of prey such as [[http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/bald-eagle/ eagles]], [[http://animal-wildlife.blogspot.com/2011/08/vulture.html vultures]], and [[http://cs.birdwatchingdaily.com/brd/m/us_and_canada/61646.aspx hawks]], constantly looked pissed off all the time, although this is more due to their facial muscles being more limited in expression that in humans.
** Also with snakes, especially [[http://www.desertusa.com/may96/du_rattle.html rattlesnakes]], who might as well be considered the most angriest looking animal in the entire animal kingdom, looking like they're constantly pissed off.
** In the league of animals Boxer dogs and other large jowled breeds look like frowning is their basic look.
** Many prehistoric animals, most famously small ornithischian dinosaurs likewise had large palpebral bones above their eyes, which likely lent them such a look. But since people like to imagine them as cute, harmless-looking bug-eyed critters, the lovable deer and antelope-analogues of the dinosaur world, most illustrations ignore this feature.
* Long time Wrestling/{{WWE}} commentator Wrestling/JimRoss is one of these, due to him suffering from Bell's Palsy.
* [[http://www.grumpycats.com/ Grumpy Cat]] aka Tardar Sauce, a snowshoe cat who [[MemeticMutation became rapidly famous]]. Her frown is caused by feline dwarfism; by all accounts [[FaceOfAThug she's very sweet and affectionate]].
* Due to [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_68Fnxu_oaGg/S_VyQ9vpacI/AAAAAAAAD7A/ou639Soolw4/s400/neanderthal.woman.2.jpg Neanderthal face structure]] — massive and high brow ridges, big lumpy noses, prominent jaws and small, receding chins, their faces looks to as like they constantly scowl at something.
* Bill Belichick, head coach of the NFL's New England Patriots, is well known for his seemingly unmoving frown.
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