Writers like to play with our perceptions and subvert 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 [[ComedyTropes humour]], [[DramaTropes drama]], or [[HorrorTropes horror]]. These are the tropes that make you sit back and think, "Well, thanks for ruining my idyllic childhood."

Contrast with ObviouslyEvil.
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!!Tropes:

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* AbandonedPlayground
* AgeInappropriateArt
* AmbiguousInnocence
* AmusementParkOfDoom
* BadHumorTruck
* BadSanta
* BackstoryHorror
* BloodSplatteredInnocents
* BrightIsNotGood
* BrokenAce
* CircusOfFear
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror
* CorruptionByAMinor
* CorruptTheCutie
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* CreepyChild
* CreepyChildrenSinging
* CreepyDoll
* CuteAndPsycho
* CuteIsEvil
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* DepravedKidsShowHost
* TheDollEpisode
* EnfantTerrible
* EnlightenedAntagonist
* EvilOrphan
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon
* FracturedFairyTale
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* GirlScoutsAreEvil
* GrotesqueCute
* HairRaisingHare
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
* IronicNurseryTune
* KillerRabbit
* KillerTeddyBear
* {{Knew It All Along}}
* LightIsNotGood
* LittleGirlsKickShins
* MonsterClown
* NightmareFuelColoringBook
* OminousMusicBoxTune
* PleasureIsland
* PsychopathicManchild
* PureIsNotGood
* RazorApples
* StepfordSmiler
* StepfordSuburbia
* SubvertedKidsShow
* SugarApocalypse
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom
** FluffyTheTerrible
** PeaceAndLoveIncorporated
** PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
* SurpriseCreepy
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior
* UncannyVillage
* UndeadChild
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids
** WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids
* {{Yandere}}
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