!! Female Examples

* Erika in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'', while currently a DeadpanSnarker as well as a {{Badass}} ActionGirl, was a voice actress and IdolSinger in her day, and still can't bear the thought of her fans thinking of her as anything but upbeat and bubbly. Dom calls her out on it by showing that even in the midst of a rampage of rabid fans and excessive taunting by him, she feels a need to keep her smile going.
* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seems to be veering into type A territory, with occasional powerful beings advising some help before she pops on over to type C.
* Shroomy from ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' has a cheery and naive demeanor undermined by depression caused from continuously crushed hopes.
* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' Rita is tied up by a super-intelligent gorilla who boasts that his empathic helmet will give him the insight into humans he needs to take over. After hearing in a story in which her emotions fluctuate while she remains smiling, he's told that human ladies are supposed to keep smiling all the time, no matter how they feel. He responds by throwing away the helmet, and possibly giving up on wanting anything to do with humans.
* In ''{{Shiniez}}'' Ally has aspects of this; she keeps her anxieties to herself to remain strong and at times forces smiles. Part of the story of the comic is Lisa gaining Ally's trust so that she can get to the 'human under the mask.'
* Calliope from ''{{Homestuck}}'' acts very kind and cheerful, but inwardly she's depressed and for pretty good reasons ranging from body image and feelings of personal inadequacy to [[ProperlyParanoid quite correctly]] fearing for her life at the hands of her sociopathic brother.
** [[spoiler:Aradia]] begins showing shades of type C once she reaches God Tier, and gets more unnerving in Act 6 Intermission 5.
-->"i think i mostly want to see what happens when this whole place breaks apart"
* June Unpleasant from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' could also be considered AxeCrazy, due to her [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=211112 housekeeping tips.]]

!! Male Examples
* Skids of ''BoyMeetsBoy'' is mostly genuinely cheerful. But when things start to get him down, he simply pretends to be even more cheerful. This is extraordinarily creepy.
* Torg in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is one in [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090821 this strip]], after [[spoiler:beating the crap out of the psychiatrist and remembering he saw Zoe's unremovable cursed necklace at the scene of her supposed death.]]
* Alexander Hamilton of ''TheDreamer''.
* Ollie Pompey of ''SomethingPositive'' is, according to his uncle, "bottling it all up in a cask of finely-aged denial. His eventual breakdown will be my greatest artistic achievement". [[spoiler:To what extent this is true is unclear, as Ollie was definitely performing ObfuscatingStupidity, but he is definitely in severe denial about how abusive his uncle really was, so he still has a dash of this.]]
* Horuss of ''{{Homestuck}}'' manages to pull off '''all three types'''. It's effectively in layers: He admits to be repressing his true feelings by smiling all the time. Underneath that is [[SanitySlippage complete madness]], and belying ''that'' is an Empty Shell.
* Mc Coy from MushroomGo has been known to do this.

!! Mixed Gender Examples
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' give us the Empire of Blood, an ''entire nation'' that smiles and steps ultra carefully because committing [[AllCrimesAreEqual any minor crime]] or act of rebellion will result in them being packed off to the GladiatorGames, eaten by a dragon, or worse. Best exemplified in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0755.html this strip]], where a pair of reporters are covering a parade held in the Empire. Within seconds of the female reporter accurately identifying a group of marchers as the Empire's death squad and criticizing the regime, she is shot with a poisoned arrow and replaced by a female member of the death squad. All the while, the male reporter keeps smiling.