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Uncanny Valley / Web Original

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  • Asenath of the Binder of Shame is a very pretty woman with a deformed arm, which according to the narrator isn't what creeps him out; what creeps him out is the fact that her clothes are "part schoolgirl outfit, part leatherwear", "she never seemed to blink", and "she was pretty much making out with the GM the whole time we played".
  • Cake Wrecks: Most of the attempts at making human-shaped cakes featured on Cake Wrecks. The infamous meatloaf baby is particularly horrifying. Or there is one cake shaped like human foot with sick-looking brown-yellowish crooked toe... It's advisable to have a bucket by yourself, or run to the bathroom.
  • Cracked:
    • It has a list of some real-world androids that dwell in the darkest depths of the Uncanny Valley. They even mention the trope by name. In a similar vein - 5 Real Robots Built to Love you to Death. The final example is completely deliberate and was built to study the Uncanny Valley effect.
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    •'s 5 Creepy Ways Humans Are Plunging Into The Uncanny Valley.
    • Everything in this article. The 7 most unintentionally creepy places.
    • Cracked TV is hosted by Michael Swaim, a self-stated android who does absolutely nothing android-like, and therefore lands on the upward slope after Uncanny Valley, comfortably close to full-fledged human. His normal self is visible at the beginning of episode 15. Then, after the forty-five second mark, he slowly becomes more and more creepy (the first change was an innocuous pink bowtie). By the end, he's reached complete and utter terror incarnate.
  • DeviantArt:
    • Smile for Mr. Meatlick by TheWhiteLight
    • Smile by LookingGlassArt
    • Lampshaded in Style Exercize Meme by XNinjaRed
    • Realistic Weirdness by evion
    • The original Melancholic Princess by Lunatique-SF. "For some odd reason, people on the internet started circulating my painting as some kind of urban myth involving some death curse..."
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    • This drawing of Ed, Edd n Eddy.
    • DeviantArt users sometimes create 'bases', where one or more templates are posed in some way and can be easily modified by other users. That's nice... unless you draw it like this. Long story short, the 'templates' are deformed beyond anatomical reason, and have been the subject of much parody.
  • Evie(pictured above) really takes the cake. She's an A.I. that responds to what is typed into an empty space, and makes certain facial expressions depending on her mood. Not only are facial movements uncanny, her responses are almost always accurate. If her voice was any more realistic... Also, if you threaten to kill her, guess what happens...
  • In Ilivais X, Iriana is meant to be at the very bottom of this. Mostly expressionless, very cold, looks like a monochrome walking loli corpse, can't ever die outside an energy source, gets off to being stabbed, etc. And she HATES it.
  • One of The Journal Entries describes an encounter that gave a Pendorian this effect. Set shortly after Pendor first contacts Earth, the story involves one of the diplomats attending a convention which has a large Furry contingent. One of the costumers has made a very careful study of the diplomat (apparently from news coverage) and produced a costume that looks exactly like her. If only the face wasn't so completely still...
  • The pictures of Frank the goat on LiveJournal's 404 pages.
  • Lester the Manbogey in Mortasheen is a bio-construct designed to spy on and study colonies of humans by blending in as a human itself. However, it's noted to have a 100% failure rate; even human newborns can immediately tell Lester is an imposter. Lester's creators are baffled how, since other races can't tell it apart from a real human.
    • If you seriously think the baby in Junior looks creepy, these things look just plain ugly. Some people in the Furry Fandom often do this to make themselves look like their anthros... with highly unexpected results.
    • It's incredibly bad when people who have apparently never seen Avatar photoshop themselves to look like Na'vi.
  • Photoshop Disasters features numerous examples of this. Strange, unnatural proportions; people with too many or too few limbs; misshapen body parts and so on and so forth.
  • Melancholic Princess, a digital painting done by an artist called Robert Chang developed cult status on YouTube because of this. It even spawned a series of urban myths. The original picture can be seen here.
  • Magibon. She just... stares at you. Unblinkingly.
  • In the eyes of the Protectors of the Plot Continuum, Mary Sues fit this trope because they're too perfectly pretty to be human.
  • Wights from Orion's Arm intentionally get as deep into the valley as they can.
  • The name of this tumblr speaks for itself, and ought to warn you of the horrors to come.
  • This Sporcle picture quiz. One of the comments even proclaimed, "Well, I'm going to have nightmares." It's a game where you have to guess celebrities whose photos have been manipulated so that they have manga-style eyes.
  • This Meme, animated characters photoshopped into Uncanny Valley. Got Brain Bleach?
  • Memes surrounding Anonymous tend to feature this and Paranoia Fuel.
  • SCP Foundation:
    • The ever-loved, the original SCP-173. It... it's kinda vaguely humanoid... but that face. Staring at it is so hard, so awkward. You want to look away. You can't. You mustn't. You did—SNAP!
    • 106 is already bad enough, what with looking like the rotting carcass of an old man...but, somehow, when he was young, despite being much less putrid, and a lot more human-looking, he was much, much worse.
    • 2852, the idea of a hollow shell and some cicada matter patched together to look like a human... and succeeding is just horrifying, especially the eyes which apparently have no function, not to mention the adult baby talk that they apparently spew.
  • The Escher Girls blog.
    • "This is a blog for pictures of female characters in impossible or ridiculous poses or with disturbing anatomy because the artists need to show teh sexy."
      Okay. Audience participation! Let’s do a little experiment. 1) Lie down on your side. 2) Bend your torso up 90 degrees. 3) Call the paramedics.
    • The thing is that a lot of the posts use an otherwise realistic art-style. So ignoring what's realistic in favor of what's sexy probably isn't a good idea. However most of the poses aren't creepy so much as laughably bad. They still act as Fetish Retardant, though.
  • Squicky Game Art blog. "...SGA brings relief from an onslaught of broken spines and boob windows."
  • Virtual Eternity, a site where you can create your own "Intellitar" (intelligent avatar) using your photograph, voice, and even bits of your personally. However, the result is not exactly... natural. Click on the Intellitar Galleries or Intellitar Guide and you'll understand... *shudder*
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  • The blog You Are Not A Photographer regularly includes photos that qualify, due to hideously overzealous editing, airbrushing, and special effects by misguided would-be photo editors photoshopping their subjects beyond all recognition.
  • The aptly named "Creepy Girl" from the publishing website Cubocc, which can be found right here. To sum it all, it's interactive and always follows your mouse. As if that wasn't enough, much like with the original Melancolic Princess, there's been a myriad of urban legends sorrounding her.
  • Mortasheen has the Lester, a monster designed to look like humans and infiltrate their societies. But, because of "some imperceptibly trivial flaw in the monster's camouflage," humans immediately recognize it as a fake.
  • "Photoshop God" invokes this deliberately, photoshopping pictures of real people to "look so perfect they become unsettling to the eye."


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