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Basic Trope: A character smiles all the time regardless of the situation.

  • Straight: Alice is always grinning ear to ear whether it's appropriate or not.
  • Exaggerated: Alice always smiles, regardless of the situation or circumstances, and was even born with a smile on her face.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice smiles almost all the time, but that smile comes off during especially serious moments.
    • Alice almost always has a calm smile.
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  • Justified: Alice has been brainwashed into being happy all of the time.
  • Inverted: Perpetual Frowner
  • Subverted: The first episode she shows up in, Alice always smiles right up until the end, but doesn't smile at all for the next, more dramatic episode.
  • Double Subverted: ... and after the third episode, she's always smiling again.
  • Parodied: All the other characters are scared of Alice and her permanent Cheshire Cat Grin.
  • Zig Zagged: Depending on the Writer, Alice smiles more than anybody else or frowns more than her friends.
  • Averted: Alice doesn't smile more than any other person.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Alice, knock that stupid smile off, this is serious!"
  • Invoked: Alice takes some type of drug that causes her to smile constantly so that she appears happy (or friendly) at all times.
  • Exploited: Alice gets hired for almost every commercial within the show because she can promote whatever she's selling without vomiting on her own copy.
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  • Defied: Alice attempts to find a cure for the rare disease causing her smile, or starts to frown as hard as possible when that fails.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "You know Alice from That Generic Show? I wouldn't be surprised if she turned out to be psycho. Just look at that Nightmare Face of a smile she's always wearing!"
  • Deconstructed
  • Played For Drama: Alice always seems to be smiling, but it's not always a nice one.

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