'''Basic Trope''': Someone who shows ([[NotSoStoic almost]]) no emotion, regardless of what happens.
* '''Straight''': Bob generally shows little to no emotions in most situations, as he prefers to hide his true feelings behind a super-serious facade.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob ''never'' shows ''any'' emotions, whatsoever. Even when his wife Alice fell sick, when his daughter Claire had her first birthday, during holidays, when his sister has an accident, when his cat dies, or his life is in imminent danger...
** Bob never shows any emotions, not because he's hiding them, but because he's ''completely incapable'' of feeling ''anything''. He may as well be like a cold-hearted, soulless robot.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob does show emotion, but not to the same extent as his peers. When the situation calls to be happy, whereas other people would be cheering and have their arms in the air, Bob just has a slight smile. Or, when the situation calls to be angry, whereas other people would be shouting and making spit fly everywhere, Bob just gives a DeathGlare.
** In a WorldOfHam, Bob is ether normal or makes due with ColdHam.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob has found it... easier to not be overly emotional, either because he's just ''that'' professional, or because of [[FreudianExcuse an event in his past]], but either way he has an easier time coping by being stoic.
** Bob is a strict adherent of a philosophy that demands suppression of emotions.
** Bob has NoSocialSkills and never learned how to react to things in ways others expect him to.
** Bob had a [[ChildhoodBrainDamage cranial injury]] that has destroyed his ability to feel or emote.
** Bob comes from a race where emotion is either [[BeneathTheMask suppressed]] or [[BizarreAlienPsychology nonexistent]].
** Bob is an extremely powerful sorcerer who [[EmotionSuppression suppresses his emotion]], because otherwise he will lose control of his powers.
* '''Inverted''': Bob is a HotBlooded LargeHam who enjoys ChewingTheScenery, and letting ''everyone'' hear whatever he's thinking and feeling out loud.
* '''Subverted''': Bob starts showing his emotions to his TrueCompanions, showing himself to have a SugarAndIcePersonality.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Except it was just that [[NotSoStoic his stoic facade fell for a moment]].
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob is so silent, [[TheComicallySerious he doesn't even react to the most ridiculous of circumstances]].
** All of Bob's reactions are ridiculously inexpressive, ex. When tickled, he only responds "Ha ha ha" in a stoic manner.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob has [[SplitPersonality multiple personalities]], which means he'll be stoic sometimes, highly emotional, other times, and yet other times, right in the middle.
* '''Averted''': Bob was never stoic. He emotes just as much as the rest of the cast.
* '''Enforced''':
** "Alice is extremely HotBlooded, so [[RedOniBlueOni let's have Bob be a contrast to that.]]"
** Bob's actor is PlayingAgainstType due to being known as a LargeHam, so this performance allows him to show HeReallyCanAct
* '''Lampshaded''': "You know, Bob, normal people would be whooping and cheering right now."
* '''Exploited''': The BigBad relies on transforming into the things that scare the heroes the most to defeat them. Bob's stoicism makes it so the BigBad has no idea what he fears, allowing Bob to defeat him.
* '''Invoked''': Bob adopts a stoic facade so the BigBad is unable to figure out what he is thinking.
* '''Defied''': Bob's friends and family try their hardest to turn Bob into a {{Kuudere}}.
* '''Discussed''': "I wonder if Bob [[BeneathTheMask actually feels anything]], or he really is that unemotional."
* '''Conversed''': "How does Bob hide his emotions so well?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob's stoicism makes others view him as unapproachable, and his unemotional attitude to everything [[UncannyValley unnerves]] even those who try to befriend him, driving Bob into isolation and loneliness.
** Bob's lack of emotional expression [[StoicWoobie comes from the traumatic experiences of his past]], and he suppressed his emotions so they wouldn't overwhelm him.
** Bob's creepily apathetic attitude, [[LackOfEmpathy callousness when others are hurt]], and utter lack of remorse whenever he harms or even kills others to further his goals, is a sign that something is [[TheSociopath very wrong with him]].
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Bob lives and fits in with a society where stoicism is the norm and his ways are accepted.
** Bob gets therapy, and over time [[DefrostingIceQueen starts to open up to those around him]].
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob acts cool and collected all the time, [[TheComicallySerious even in the most ludicrous situations]].
* '''Played For Drama''': In a moment where [[NotSoStoic his stoic facade drops]], Bob reveals that he's stoic because [[DontYouDarePityMe he doesn't want pity]] for [[IronWoobie the awful things that]] [[StoicWoobie have happened to him]].
Let's go back to TheStoic, but in the meantime, try to show a little feeling.
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