'''Basic Trope''': A character's malicious smile is unsettling and often indicates [[AxeCrazy insanity and violence]].
* '''Straight''': Before stabbing Alice, Bob smiles with his teeth exposed and his eyes wide.
* '''Exaggerated''': An EldritchAbomination has a smile so disturbing that just looking at it causes illness.
* '''Downplayed''':
** PsychoticSmirk
** CheshireCatGrin
* '''Justified''': Murderous intent causes Bob's face to contort to a creepy grin.
* '''Inverted''': DissonantSerenity
* '''Subverted''': TheUnSmile
* '''Double Subverted''': Bob tries harder, it just gets worse.
* '''Parodied''': Bob flashes one of these while doing something good.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob's smile looks fine until you shoot him from the angle that achieves the KubrickStare
* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't smile at all.
* '''Enforced''': "Let's show how much he enjoys it, by making him smile."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Bob's smile is so creepy....and why is he holding a knife?"
* '''Invoked''': [[TechnicalPacifist Bob]] doesn't want to hurt Alice. He puts on a slasher smile and wields a knife to try to scare her away without hurting her.
* '''Exploited''': Alice notices Bob's smile is not a happy smile at all and gets the hell away from him!
* '''Defied''': Bob stays stone-faced and stoic while still plotting something malicious against Alice.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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