Writers like to play with our perceptions and {{subvert|ed trope}} our expectations, especially when it comes to [[ChildrenAreInnocent the innocent]]. Things associated with purity, happiness, and joy are frequently warped and twisted into something more sinister, either for [[PlayedForLaughs humour]], [[PlayedForDrama drama]], [[HorrorTropes horror]], or [[HotterAndSexier eroticism]]. These are the tropes that make you sit back and think, "Well, thanks for ruining my idyllic childhood."

Related to HiddenEvil. Contrast with ObviouslyEvil.
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!!Tropes:
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* AbandonedPlayground
* AgeInappropriateArt
** NightmareFuelColoringBook
* AmbiguousInnocence
* AmusementParkOfDoom
** CarouselKidnapping
** CircusOfFear
*** CreepyCircusMusic
*** MonsterClown
*** RepulsiveRingmaster
* BadassAdorable
** LittleMissBadass
* BadassBystander
* BadHumorTruck
* BackstoryHorror
* BitchInSheepsClothing
** AWolfInSheepsClothing
* BloodSplatteredInnocents
* BreakTheCutie
* BrightIsNotGood
** LightIsNotGood
*** DaylightHorror
* BrokenAce
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror
* CorruptTheCutie
* CrapsaccharineWorld
** LotusEaterMachine
** PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
** SugarApocalypse
* CreepyChild
** CreepyChildrenSinging
** DeliberatelyCuteChild
** EnfantTerrible
*** EvilOrphan
*** GirlScoutsAreEvil
** TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior
*** CorruptionByAMinor
** TykeBomb
*** ChildSoldiers
* CreepyDoll
** TheDollEpisode
* CuteIsEvil
** CuteAndPsycho
** TheFakeCutie
* DeathOfAChild
** UndeadChild
* EnlightenedAntagonist
* EvilPuppeteer
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon
* FalseInnocenceTrick
* FightingInThePlayground
* FoulFlower
* FracturedFairyTale
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GrotesqueCute
* HarmfulToMinors
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
** TwistedChristmas
*** BadSanta
* HostileAnimatronics
* IronicNurseryTune
* KillerRabbit
** HairRaisingHare
** KillerTeddyBear
** PsychoPoodle
* KnewItAllAlong
* LittleGirlsKickShins
* ObsessivelyNormal
* OminousMusicBoxTune
* PleasureIsland
* PsychopathicManchild
* PureIsNotGood
* RazorApples
* StepfordSmiler
** StepfordSuburbia
* SubvertedKidsShow
** DepravedKidsShowHost
* SubvertedSuspicionAesop
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom
** FluffyTheTerrible
** PeaceAndLoveIncorporated
* SurpriseCreepy
* TragicStillbirth
* UncannyVillage
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids
** WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids
* WickedHeartSymbol
* WickedToymaker
* WoundedGazelleGambit
* {{Yandere}}
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