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[[File:The Evil Grin.jpg|thumb|300px|The Evil Grin]] {{Quote|That's it. That's what I want to see, a nice big smile.|The Joker}}
The "'''Evil Grin'''" is a very common theme in fiction dealing with villains and is comparable in many ways to the equally famous "[[Evil Laugh]]". However, the "Evil Grin" is normally silent and is meant to show the audience that the character is evil and / or plotting something.
 
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The '''Evil Grin''' is a very common theme in fiction dealing with evildoers and is comparable in many ways to the equally famous "[[Evil Laugh]]". However, the "Evil Grin" is normally silent and is meant to show the audience that the character is evil and/or plotting something.
   
 
An "Evil Grin" is more subtle than a outright "Evil Laugh" but is still fairly exaggerated so as to make sure a viewer can not mistake it for a normal smile.
 
An "Evil Grin" is more subtle than a outright "Evil Laugh" but is still fairly exaggerated so as to make sure a viewer can not mistake it for a normal smile.
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==Types==
 
==Types==
 
===Subtle Grin===
 
===Subtle Grin===
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[[File:The Subtle Grin.jpg|thumb|left|100px|The Subtle Grin]]
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The '''"Subtle" Grin''' is a type of "evil grin" reserved for particularly cunning and dangerous individuals who often manipulate those within their settings into thinking they are either good or neutral: yet when their back is turned or they are in seclusion they will display a small, sinister smile that shows the audience that they are not as innocent as the other characters think they are.
 
The '''"Subtle" Grin''' is a type of "evil grin" reserved for particularly cunning and dangerous individuals who often manipulate those within their settings into thinking they are either good or neutral: yet when their back is turned or they are in seclusion they will display a small, sinister smile that shows the audience that they are not as innocent as the other characters think they are.
   
The "Subtle" Grin can also break the fourth wall when a villain suddenly turns to the camera and gives a small smirk to the audience - this was made especially famous in the original ending of the first ''Omen'' film.
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The "Subtle" Grin can also break the fourth wall when a wrongdoer suddenly turns to the camera and gives a small smirk to the audience - this was made especially famous in the original ending of the first ''Omen'' film.
   
 
===Manic Grin===
 
===Manic Grin===
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[[File:The Manic Grin.jpg|thumb|right|150px|The Manic Grin]]
While debatedly not a truly "evil" grin as much as a "completely insane" grin the '''Manic Grin''' is shown when a story wants both the audience and the protagonists of the story to realize that the villain is completely out of touch with reality and most likely a Homicidal Maniac.
 
   
 
While debatedly not a truly "evil" grin as much as a "completely insane" grin, the '''Manic Grin''' is shown when a story wants both the audience and the protagonists of the story to realize that the villain is completely out of touch with reality and most likely a '''Homicidal Maniac'''.
Much like the Demonic Grin people confronted with the Manic Grin feel threatened and may well be in serious danger. However, unlike the "Demonic" Grin a Manic Grin doesn't always automatically mean a villain is going to attack a hero (though they often do): sometimes a Manic Grin is simply used to show everyone how insane a character is and some of the more extreme examples of a "Hollywood madman" display a Manic Grin on a near constant basis.
 
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Much like the Demonic Grin, people confronted with the Manic Grin feel threatened and may well be in serious danger. However, unlike the "Demonic" Grin, the Manic Grin does not always automatically mean a evildoer is going to attack a hero (though they often do): sometimes a Manic Grin is simply used to show everyone how insane a character is and some of the more extreme examples of a "Hollywood madman" display a Manic Grin on a near constant basis.
   
 
===Demonic Grin===
 
===Demonic Grin===
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[[File:The Demonic Grin.jpg|thumb|left|100px|The Demonic Grin]]
A '''Demonic Grin''' is one that makes no attempt to mask the "evil" of the character in question, most importantly this grin is very visible to those involved in the story and often frightens them intensely.
 
   
 
The '''Demonic Grin''' is one that makes no attempt to mask the "evil" of the character in question, most importantly this grin is very visible to those involved in the story and often frightens them intensely.
Being at the receiving end of a "Demonic" Grin is a very unnerving position and it normally means the protagonist is in imminent danger from an attack or other misfortune as the villain doesn't even bother to hide his or her malicious intents: in some ways the "Demonic" Grin can be seen as a symbolism of the monster within being unleashed and like the Manic Grin it is also clear to the other characters involved in the story that the villain is now ready to inflict some pain on their unfortunate target(s).
 
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Being at the receiving end of a "Demonic" Grin is a very unnerving position and it normally means the protagonist is in imminent danger from an attack or other misfortune as the evildoer does not even bother to hide his or her malicious intents: in some ways the "Demonic" Grin can be seen as a symbolism of the monster within being unleashed and like the Manic Grin it is also clear to the other characters involved in the story that the villain is now ready to inflict some pain on their unfortunate target(s).
   
 
===Smug Grin===
 
===Smug Grin===
 
[[File:The Smug Grin.jpg|thumb|right|100px|The Smug Grin]]
A '''Smug Grin''' is a way to seem very calm at first to the hero. This is actually a means to set a trap for a protagonist.
 
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The '''Smug Grin''' is a way to seem very calm at first to the hero. This is actually a means to set a trap for a protagonist.
   
 
===Hungry Grin===
 
===Hungry Grin===
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[[File:The Hungry Grin.jpg|thumb|left|150px|The Hungry Grin]]
A '''Hungry Grin''' usually involves a monster or predator displaying a wide, hungry smile like he's about to devour someone. An example is Bruce from ''Finding Nemo'' when he grins towards Marlin.
 
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The '''Hungry Grin''' usually involves a monster or predator displaying a wide, hungry smile like he or she is about to devour someone.
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==See Also==
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*[[Scary Teeth]]
   
==Gallery==
 
===Part 1===
 
<gallery widths="200">
 
Joker Evil Smile.png|'''Joker's''' famous Evil Smile
 
Grinch Evil Grin.jpg|'''[[w:c:villains:The Grinch|The Grinch]]''''s classic evil grin.
 
PDVD_046.PNG|'''[[w:c:villains:Jafar (Disney)|Jafar]]''''s Evil Smile.
 
Hades_8.png|'''[[w:c:villains:Hades (Disney)|Hades]]'''' Evil Grin.
 
Anastasia-disneyscreencaps.com-344.jpg|'''[[w:c:villains:Rasputin (Don Bluth)|Rasputin]]''''s Evil Grin.
 
Repton grin.png|Repton's Evil Grin
 
First Sister's silentscare I.jpg|'''First Sister's''' Creepy Smile
 
Thunderclap's Evil Grin.png|'''Thunderclap's''' Evil Grin
 
All-dogs-heaven-disneyscreencaps.com-5307.jpg|Carface's Evil Grin
 
Jasper's Evil Grin.png|Jasper's Evil Smile
 
Outlast-Chris-Walker.jpg|Chris Walker's Evil Grin.
 
Vlcsnap-2010-07-25-11h21m31s84.png|Argost's wicked smile.
 
Dick_Dastardly.jpg|'''Dick Dastardly''' Evil Grin.
 
Aku_grin.png|'''Aku''''s Evil Smile.
 
Scar_(Disney).jpg|'''[[w:c:villains:Scar (Disney)|Scar]]''''s Evil Grin.
 
Freaky_Fred.PNG|'''Freaky's Fred''''s permanent grin.
 
Hunchback-of-the-notre-dame-disneyscreencaps.com-8707.jpg|'''[[w:c:villains:Judge Claude Frollo|Frollo]]''''s Evil Grin.
 
Maleficent_grinning_evilly.png|'''[[w:c:villains:Maleficent (Disney)|Maleficent]]''' grinning evilly.
 
Cats-dont-dance-disneyscreencaps.com-7036.jpg|'''Max'''' creepy smile.
 
the-mummy-movie-screencaps.com-11105.jpg|'''Imhotep''''s evil grin.
 
</gallery>
 
   
===Part 2===
 
<gallery widths="200">
 
Nemi Malevolent Smile.jpg|Nemi Montoya's malevolent smile.
 
Eddy evil smile.png|Eddy's sly smile
 
Honest Creepiest Grin.png|Honest's creepiest grin.
 
Azog Evil Grin.png|Azog's evil smirk.
 
Shan Yu grinning evilly.png|Shan-Yu's evil grin.
 
General Mandible's evil grin.png|General Mandible's evil grin.
 
Judge Doom grinning evilly.png|Judge Doom's sinister smile.
 
Trumper's grin.PNG|Trumper smiling wickedly.
 
Captain Vidal grinning evilly.png|Captain Vidal grinning evilly.
 
Putna's_evil_smile.png|Putna smiling evilly.
 
tortoisejohn.png|Tortoise John grinning maliciously.
 
Ruber grinning evilly.png|Ruber smiling evilly.
 
Coco LaBouche smirking wickedly.jpg|Coco LaBouche smiling maliciously.
 
Lawrence's evil grin.jpeg|Lawrence's evil smile.
 
Bellwether's evil grin.png|Bellwether grinning evilly.
 
I.Rex's Evil Grin.jpg|I.Rex's evil grin.
 
Iceage3h.jpg|Rudy's evil grin.
 
Mr. Hyde's evil grin from The Pagemaster.jpg|[[w:c:villains:Mr. Hyde (Pagemaster)|Mr. Hyde]]'s evil grin from ''The Pagemaster''.
 
The Creep's Evil Grin.png|Creep's evil grin.
 
Ice-age-disneyscreencaps.com-940.jpg|Carl & Frank's evil smirk.
 
</gallery>
 
   
===Part 3===
 
<gallery widths="200">
 
Principal Cinch's sinister smile EG3.png|Principal Cinch's Malevolent Smirk.
 
Megaguirus's Evil Grin.gif|Megaguirus's evil grin.
 
Orga's Evil Grin.jpg|Orga's evil grin.
 
Scurry Scrumpy's Evil Grin.png|Scrumpy Scurry's evil grin.
 
Silver Fullbuster's evil grim.png|Silver Fullbuster's evil grin
 
The_Loud_House_Sound_of_Silence_25_Lola.png|Lola Loud's evil grin.
 
Prime Megatron grin Evilly.png|Prime Megatron grin evilly.
 
Imperfect Cell Evil Grin.png|Imperfect Cell's evil grin.
 
Ursula scheming to overthrow Triton.jpg|Ursula's wicked grin.
 
Rainbine's Evil Grin.png|Rainbine's evil grin
 
</gallery>
 
 
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Latest revision as of 03:45, 20 October 2020

Villainous Overview

The Evil Grin

That's it. That's what I want to see, a nice big smile.
~ The Joker

The Evil Grin is a very common theme in fiction dealing with evildoers and is comparable in many ways to the equally famous "Evil Laugh". However, the "Evil Grin" is normally silent and is meant to show the audience that the character is evil and/or plotting something.

An "Evil Grin" is more subtle than a outright "Evil Laugh" but is still fairly exaggerated so as to make sure a viewer can not mistake it for a normal smile.

Types

Subtle Grin

The Subtle Grin

The "Subtle" Grin is a type of "evil grin" reserved for particularly cunning and dangerous individuals who often manipulate those within their settings into thinking they are either good or neutral: yet when their back is turned or they are in seclusion they will display a small, sinister smile that shows the audience that they are not as innocent as the other characters think they are.

The "Subtle" Grin can also break the fourth wall when a wrongdoer suddenly turns to the camera and gives a small smirk to the audience - this was made especially famous in the original ending of the first Omen film.

Manic Grin

The Manic Grin

While debatedly not a truly "evil" grin as much as a "completely insane" grin, the Manic Grin is shown when a story wants both the audience and the protagonists of the story to realize that the villain is completely out of touch with reality and most likely a Homicidal Maniac.

Much like the Demonic Grin, people confronted with the Manic Grin feel threatened and may well be in serious danger. However, unlike the "Demonic" Grin, the Manic Grin does not always automatically mean a evildoer is going to attack a hero (though they often do): sometimes a Manic Grin is simply used to show everyone how insane a character is and some of the more extreme examples of a "Hollywood madman" display a Manic Grin on a near constant basis.

Demonic Grin

The Demonic Grin

The Demonic Grin is one that makes no attempt to mask the "evil" of the character in question, most importantly this grin is very visible to those involved in the story and often frightens them intensely.

Being at the receiving end of a "Demonic" Grin is a very unnerving position and it normally means the protagonist is in imminent danger from an attack or other misfortune as the evildoer does not even bother to hide his or her malicious intents: in some ways the "Demonic" Grin can be seen as a symbolism of the monster within being unleashed and like the Manic Grin it is also clear to the other characters involved in the story that the villain is now ready to inflict some pain on their unfortunate target(s).

Smug Grin

The Smug Grin

The Smug Grin is a way to seem very calm at first to the hero. This is actually a means to set a trap for a protagonist.

Hungry Grin

The Hungry Grin

The Hungry Grin usually involves a monster or predator displaying a wide, hungry smile like he or she is about to devour someone.

See Also

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