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* Chancellor Palpatine in the ''StarWars'' prequels. On the surface, he was the amiable Chancellor Palpatine, but below...he wasn't.

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* Chancellor Palpatine in the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. On the surface, he was the amiable Chancellor Palpatine, but below...he wasn't.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rCfjbHVmg This Japanese short film]] has an extreme example in the main character; after years of forced smiling, her face one day hardens into an unmoving porcelain doll face, but no one but her seems to notice and her cheery smile leads to her becoming a popular idol. At first, it just looks like [[ClingyCostume a mask that she can't remove no matter how hard she tries]], [[spoiler:until she smashes her forced smile to pieces with her microphone during a live performance in an attempt to get her old face back, which only reveals that her old face is completely gone and there's only emptiness underneath her current one. In a BittersweetEnding, she's freed from having to smile and rebrands herself with a punk theme.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rCfjbHVmg This Japanese short film]] has an extreme example in the main character; after years of forced smiling, her face one day hardens into an unmoving unmoving, permanently smiling porcelain doll face, mask, but no one but her seems to notice and her cheery smile leads to her becoming a popular idol. At first, it just looks like [[ClingyCostume a mask that she can't remove no matter how hard she tries]], [[spoiler:until she smashes her forced smile to pieces with her microphone during a live performance in an attempt to get her old face back, which only reveals performance, revealing that her old face is completely gone and there's only emptiness she's completely hollow underneath her current one. In a BittersweetEnding, she's freed from having to her permanent smile and rebrands herself with a punk goth/punk theme.]]


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rCfjbHVmg This Japanese short film]] has an extreme example in the main character; after years of forced smiling, her face one day hardens into an unmoving porcelain doll face, but [[WeirdnessCensor no one seems to notice]] and her cheery smile leads to her becoming a popular idol. At first, it just looks like [[ClingyCostume a mask that she can't remove no matter how hard she tries]], [[spoiler:until she smashes her forced smile to pieces with her microphone during a live performance in an attempt to get her "real" face back, which only reveals that her old face is completely gone and there's only emptiness underneath her current one. In a BittersweetEnding, she's freed from having to smile and rebrands herself with a punk theme.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rCfjbHVmg This Japanese short film]] has an extreme example in the main character; after years of forced smiling, her face one day hardens into an unmoving porcelain doll face, but [[WeirdnessCensor no one but her seems to notice]] notice and her cheery smile leads to her becoming a popular idol. At first, it just looks like [[ClingyCostume a mask that she can't remove no matter how hard she tries]], [[spoiler:until she smashes her forced smile to pieces with her microphone during a live performance in an attempt to get her "real" old face back, which only reveals that her old face is completely gone and there's only emptiness underneath her current one. In a BittersweetEnding, she's freed from having to smile and rebrands herself with a punk theme.]]


* Victoria and Sally from ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' . They veer into UncannyValley levels real badly (but for different reasons) by the movie's climax.

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* Victoria and Sally from ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' .''Film/Oblivion2013''. They veer into UncannyValley levels real badly (but for different reasons) by the movie's climax.




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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rCfjbHVmg This Japanese short film]] has an extreme example in the main character; after years of forced smiling, her face one day hardens into an unmoving porcelain doll face, but [[WeirdnessCensor no one seems to notice]] and her cheery smile leads to her becoming a popular idol. At first, it just looks like [[ClingyCostume a mask that she can't remove no matter how hard she tries]], [[spoiler:until she smashes her forced smile to pieces with her microphone during a live performance in an attempt to get her "real" face back, which only reveals that her old face is completely gone and there's only emptiness underneath her current one. In a BittersweetEnding, she's freed from having to smile and rebrands herself with a punk theme.]]



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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': The fabricant waitresses are genetically engineered to always smile.


* Laura in ''Film/VeryBadThings''. Absolutely nothing is going to spoil her big day. The DownerEnder brings the suburban dream crashing down around her ears. [[spoiler:And results in her being DrivenToMadness]].

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* Laura in ''Film/VeryBadThings''. Absolutely nothing is going to spoil her big day. The DownerEnder DownerEnding brings the suburban dream crashing down around her ears. [[spoiler:And results in her being DrivenToMadness]].



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* Laura in ''Film/VeryBadThings''. Absolutely nothing is going to spoil her big day. The DownerEnder brings the suburban dream crashing down around her ears. [[spoiler:And results in her being DrivenToMadness]].


* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/ShockTreatment'': Denton is a hybrid of a [=TV=] station and a town, so naturally it encourages its residents to be shallow, cheerful consumers.



* Played hilariously in ''Film/HotFuzz''. While by all accounts, Sandford is a picturesque British village, and all its citizens extreemly happy with their lives, it's revealed that that's all a cover for the fact that most of the town's elderly senior citizens are murdering people - ''in order to keep the cover''. That's right, in order to keep winning the ''Village of the Year'' award, the Neighborhood Watch Alliance kills anyone they find unsavory enough to ruin their chances of winning ''Village of the Year''.

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* Played hilariously in ''Film/HotFuzz''. While by all accounts, Sandford is a picturesque British village, and all its citizens extreemly happy with their lives, it's revealed that that's all a cover for the fact that most of the town's elderly senior citizens are murdering people - ''in order to keep the cover''. That's right, in order to keep winning the ''Village of the Year'' award, the Neighborhood Watch Alliance kills anyone they find unsavory enough to ruin their chances of winning ''Village of the Year''.Year''.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/ShockTreatment'': Denton is a hybrid of a [=TV=] station and a town, so naturally it encourages its residents to be shallow, cheerful consumers.


* Played hilariously in ''Film/HotFuzz''. While by all accounts, Sandford is a picturesque British village, and all its citizens extreemly happy with their lives, it's revealed that that's all a cover for the fact that most of the town's elderly senior citizens are murdering people - ''in order to keep the cover''. That's right, in order to keep winning the ''Village of the Year'' award, the Neighborhood Watch Association kills anyone they find unsavory enough to ruin their chances of winning ''Village of the Year''.

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* Played hilariously in ''Film/HotFuzz''. While by all accounts, Sandford is a picturesque British village, and all its citizens extreemly happy with their lives, it's revealed that that's all a cover for the fact that most of the town's elderly senior citizens are murdering people - ''in order to keep the cover''. That's right, in order to keep winning the ''Village of the Year'' award, the Neighborhood Watch Association Alliance kills anyone they find unsavory enough to ruin their chances of winning ''Village of the Year''.


** Marlon, Truman's best friend, is also this according to WordOfGod. He actually became Truman's real friend over the course of their lives, and underneath the image of beer-swilling party animal, is a deeply broken over having lied to him. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene, he turns a blind eye to Truman's escape.]]

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** Marlon, Truman's best friend, is also this according to WordOfGod. He actually became Truman's real friend over the course of their lives, and underneath the image of beer-swilling party animal, is a deeply broken over having lied to him. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene, he turns a blind eye to Truman's escape.]]]]
* Played hilariously in ''Film/HotFuzz''. While by all accounts, Sandford is a picturesque British village, and all its citizens extreemly happy with their lives, it's revealed that that's all a cover for the fact that most of the town's elderly senior citizens are murdering people - ''in order to keep the cover''. That's right, in order to keep winning the ''Village of the Year'' award, the Neighborhood Watch Association kills anyone they find unsavory enough to ruin their chances of winning ''Village of the Year''.


* Child star Darla Dimple of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' maintains a facade of being [[http://toonguru.com/CDD/screens/scenes/14/pages/CDD014_009.htm sweet and adorable.]] Heaven help you if [[{{Yandere}} she's angry]] at you when [[http://toonguru.com/CDD/screens/scenes/06/pages/CDD6_019.htm it breaks.]]



* The Other Mother in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''. Along with those button eyes... [[UncannyValley brr...]]



* From ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', the Barbie dolls, whose gleaming smiles never falter, not even once. In the HilariousOuttakes, one of them was complaining about how her face hurts from all the smiling.



* Elsa and Anna from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' are both Depressed, at least at the beginning. Anna is constantly cheerful and friendly despite her loneliness and desperation for someone that loves her, and Elsa constantly has to remind herself to "be the good girl you always have to be" for the sake of her sister and her kingdom, despite her misery. Anna gradually manages to become genuinely happy over the course of the movie as she finds friends and love, while Elsa is eventually pushed over the edge, which prompts her to toss away the mask completely.
-->'''Elsa:''' [[IAmBecomingSong Let it go, let it go!]] And I'll rise like the break of dawn! [[ThatManIsDead That perfect girl is]] ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds gone]]''!
* Unikitty from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' is Unstable; her bubbly personality hides serious anger issues, and when she finally snaps...
-->'''[[HulkingOut Unikitty]]''': You all need to be more ''friendly''!!!
* Riley of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''. [[spoiler:She absolutely refuses to be sad as she thinks that its for her parents' sake. This has the unfortunate side effect of having Joy in control all the time and keeping Sadness out of a job.]]
** There's also speculation that even ''Joy'' is a StepfordSmiler, with some hints at her DoubleConsciousness desire to live life through Riley. Even further supported in one picture of the art book, where we see what her room looks like that reveals even more of her Hidden Depths: [[spoiler: Her room has a PocketDimension window that leads to a HappyPlace modeled after [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle's house]], and her room itself has pictures on the wall of her doing things like ballet and [[MissingMom being hugged by an older woman who looks like her, with the picture labeled "Me & Mom"]]]].

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* Elsa and Anna from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' are both Depressed, at least at the beginning. Anna is constantly cheerful and friendly despite her loneliness and desperation for someone that loves her, and Elsa constantly has to remind herself to "be the good girl you always have to be" for the sake of her sister and her kingdom, despite her misery. Anna gradually manages to become genuinely happy over the course of the movie as she finds friends and love, while Elsa is eventually pushed over the edge, which prompts her to toss away the mask completely.
-->'''Elsa:''' [[IAmBecomingSong Let it go, let it go!]] And I'll rise like the break of dawn! [[ThatManIsDead That perfect girl is]] ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds gone]]''!
* Unikitty from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' is Unstable; her bubbly personality hides serious anger issues, and when she finally snaps...
-->'''[[HulkingOut Unikitty]]''': You all need to be more ''friendly''!!!
* Riley of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''. [[spoiler:She absolutely refuses to be sad as she thinks that its for her parents' sake. This has the unfortunate side effect of having Joy in control all the time and keeping Sadness out of a job.]]
** There's also speculation that even ''Joy'' is a StepfordSmiler, with some hints at her DoubleConsciousness desire to live life through Riley. Even further supported in one picture of the art book, where we see what her room looks like that reveals even more of her Hidden Depths: [[spoiler: Her room has a PocketDimension window that leads to a HappyPlace modeled after [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle's house]], and her room itself has pictures on the wall of her doing things like ballet and [[MissingMom being hugged by an older woman who looks like her, with the picture labeled "Me & Mom"]]]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' has the Other Wybie, who was literally ''made'' to smile despite his actual emotions. [[spoiler:So much so, that when he expresses his disapproval [[TheSpeechless through a frown]], the Other Mother ''sews his lips into a perma-grin.'' The stitches are cut, but not before we see what [[Film/TheDarkKnight the Joker]] might have looked like as a child.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'':
** The seemingly-kindly [[spoiler:Lotso Huggin' Bear is actually a bitter old man (well, plush bear) who runs Sunnyside Daycare like a cruel prison warden, and has never gotten over being abandoned by his former owner.]]
** Chuckles in Toy Mode, additionally falls under the SadClown trope.
** The Chatter Telephone. Don't let his Fisher Price sticker-happy smile fool you, he's quite tortured inside.






* "Bonjour! Bonjour!" The villagers in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' sure seem to be a happy, friendly bunch...but they think Belle is a CloudCuckoolander in part because she's always reading and seems to be the only person in town who doesn't think anything of VillainWithGoodPublicity Gaston, whom everyone ''loves'' to the point that they help set up a wedding for him when he hasn't even proposed to her yet (and this doesn't even get into the cruelties heaped upon her poor dad, Maurice). By the end, this shallow bunch has become a TorchesAndPitchforks mob headed off to kill the Beast because "we don't like / what we don't / understand / in fact it scares us / and this monster is mysterious at least..."


* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'':
** Violet Beauregard's mom has definite Stepford vibes, especially regarding her perfectionist coaching of her daughter. She's played, surprise surprise, by Missi Pyle, patron saint of this trope.

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* In Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'':
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''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': Violet Beauregard's mom has definite Stepford vibes, especially regarding her perfectionist coaching of her daughter. She's played, surprise surprise, by Missi Pyle, patron saint of this trope.



** Marlon, Truman's best friend, is also this according to WordOfGod. He actually became Truman's real friend over the course of their lives, and underneath the image of beer-swilling party animal, is a deeply broken over having lied to him. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene, he turns a blind eye to Truman's escape.

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** Marlon, Truman's best friend, is also this according to WordOfGod. He actually became Truman's real friend over the course of their lives, and underneath the image of beer-swilling party animal, is a deeply broken over having lied to him. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene, he turns a blind eye to Truman's escape.]]


** Meryl is an utterly creepy example of this trope. Almost everything she says is a sugary sweet soundbite that sounds like it could have come direct from a commercial, which gets even creepier when she's nattering on about cocoa when her husband is on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. [[spoiler: Of course, since she's actually an actress portraying the main character's wife on a 24/7 television show -- and [[AllInTheManual according to the]] WordOfGod, is a complete fame whore who gets a payrise every time she shills something successfully -- practically everything she says ''is'' a commercial of some sort.]]

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** Meryl is an utterly creepy example of this trope. Almost everything she says is a sugary sweet soundbite that sounds like it could have come direct from a commercial, which gets even creepier when she's nattering on about cocoa when her husband is on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. [[spoiler: Of course, since she's actually an actress portraying the main character's wife on a 24/7 television show -- and [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual according to the]] WordOfGod, is a complete fame whore who gets a payrise every time she shills something successfully -- practically everything she says ''is'' a commercial of some sort.]]


* Meryl in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' is an utterly creepy example of this trope. Almost everything she says is a sugary sweet soundbite that sounds like it could have come direct from a commercial, which gets even creepier when she's nattering on about cocoa when her husband is on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. [[spoiler: Of course, since she's actually an actress portraying the main character's wife on a 24/7 television show -- and [[AllInTheManual according to the]] WordOfGod, is a complete fame whore who gets a payrise every time she shills something successfully -- practically everything she says ''is'' a commercial of some sort.]]



--> '''Veronica:''' If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host.

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--> '''Veronica:''' If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host.host.
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
** Meryl is an utterly creepy example of this trope. Almost everything she says is a sugary sweet soundbite that sounds like it could have come direct from a commercial, which gets even creepier when she's nattering on about cocoa when her husband is on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. [[spoiler: Of course, since she's actually an actress portraying the main character's wife on a 24/7 television show -- and [[AllInTheManual according to the]] WordOfGod, is a complete fame whore who gets a payrise every time she shills something successfully -- practically everything she says ''is'' a commercial of some sort.]]
** Marlon, Truman's best friend, is also this according to WordOfGod. He actually became Truman's real friend over the course of their lives, and underneath the image of beer-swilling party animal, is a deeply broken over having lied to him. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene, he turns a blind eye to Truman's escape.


** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation There's also speculation]] that even ''Joy'' is a StepfordSmiler , with some hints at her DoubleConsciousness desire to live life through Riley. Even further supported in one picture of the art book, where we see what her room looks like that reveals even more of her Hidden Depths: [[spoiler: Her room has a PocketDimension window that leads to a HappyPlace modeled after [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle's house]], and her room itself has pictures on the wall of her doing things like ballet and [[MissingMom being hugged by an older woman who looks like her, with the picture labeled "Me & Mom"]]]].

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** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation There's also speculation]] speculation that even ''Joy'' is a StepfordSmiler , StepfordSmiler, with some hints at her DoubleConsciousness desire to live life through Riley. Riley. Even further supported in one picture of the art book, where we see what her room looks like that reveals even more of her Hidden Depths: [[spoiler: Her room has a PocketDimension window that leads to a HappyPlace modeled after [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle's house]], and her room itself has pictures on the wall of her doing things like ballet and [[MissingMom being hugged by an older woman who looks like her, with the picture labeled "Me & Mom"]]]].

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