A facial wound where the victim's mouth is slit from the corners, giving the impression of a wide, yet forced smile.
Also known as a chelsea smile.
- Kuchisake-onna, ("Slit-Mouth Woman") The tale of a woman, mutilated by a jealous husband, and returned as a malicious spirit. Her defining characteristic is her mouth, which extends from ear to ear in a horrible, permanent smile.
- Kakihara from Ichi the Killer;
- The Joker from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.
- Madaraki Fran from Franken Fran
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