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12th Jun '17 1:06:58 AM ButterDispenser
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** Takeru's companion, Patamon, also gets a lot of this. He is the most childlike, innocent and cute out of the main digimon, who is always looking out for Takeru. In the first episodes where he gets to be the main focus, he has a lot of issues with self confidence due to being the only one who cannot evolve, and even breaks down crying over this. When Ogremon and a brainwashed Leomon show up, Patamon tries to think of a plan to bring Leomon back to his senses and rescue Takeru, but is too weak to do anything and nearly gets crushed to death in the process. When Devimon is about to kill Takeru, Patamon attacks Devimon with all his might, only to realize that his attacks do nothing and, in a last desperate effort, flies in front of Takeru to shield him. This causes him to finally evolve into Angemon... Who instantly sacrifices his own life to kill Devimon. He comes back in the next episode as a baby, and then a few episodes later evolves into Tokomon. Then, as Tokomon, he gets kidnapped, ''beaten up and poked with sticks'' by a gang of Pagumon who lock him up. He gets rescued by Agumon and is reunited with Takeru... For a short while. A couple of episodes later, due to PicoDevimon's influence, Takeru ends up fighting with Tokomon and abandoning him, ''even though Tokomon saved his life.'' Tokomon is left on the beach alone, depressed and nearly starving to death. After he reunites with Takeru once more, he evolves into Patamon to beat up PicoDevimon and things seem to be going his way again. Then, in the movie ''Our War Game'', Patamon participates in the fight against Diablomon and before he can evolve into Angemon, he gets attacked and beaten to near death by Diablomon. ''Then in Zero Two'', the Digimon Emperor kidnaps Patamon and tries to put an Evil Spiral on him, and it's only thanks to Garurumon's interference that he doesn't succeed.
** Everything culminates for both Takeru and Patamon in ''Digimon Adventure tri.'' movie "''Confession''": [[spoiler:Patamon is the first of the eight main digimon to catch the infection and ends up biting Takeru. Takeru brings Patamon home in order to quarantine him from the other digimon. When Takeru gets home, Patamon realizes that he has been infected and, with a smile on his face, asks Takeru to ''kill him if he starts acting violently.'' Patamon tries to keep up the happy demeanor in order to not make Takeru cry, but in the end they both completely break down crying.]]

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** Takeru's companion, Patamon, also gets a lot of this. He is the most childlike, innocent and cute out of the main digimon, who is always looking out for Takeru.Takeru, yet he easily goes through the most hardships aside from Tailmon. In the first episodes where he gets to be the main focus, he has a lot of issues with self confidence due to being the only one who cannot evolve, and even breaks down crying over this. When Ogremon and a brainwashed Leomon show up, Patamon tries to think of a plan to bring Leomon back to his senses and rescue Takeru, but is too weak to do anything and nearly gets crushed to death in the process. When Devimon is about to kill Takeru, Patamon attacks Devimon with all his might, only to realize that his attacks do nothing and, in a last desperate effort, flies in front of Takeru to shield him. This causes him to finally evolve into Angemon... Who instantly sacrifices his own life to kill Devimon. He comes back in the next episode as a baby, and then a few episodes later evolves into Tokomon. Then, as Tokomon, he gets kidnapped, ''beaten up and poked with sticks'' by a gang of Pagumon who lock him up. He gets rescued by Agumon and is reunited with Takeru... For a short while. A couple of episodes later, due to PicoDevimon's Picodevimon's influence, Takeru ends up fighting with Tokomon and abandoning him, ''even though Tokomon saved his life.'' Tokomon is left on the beach alone, depressed and nearly starving to death. After he Tokomon reunites with Takeru once more, he evolves into Patamon to beat up PicoDevimon Picodevimon and things seem to be going his way again. Then, in the movie ''Our War Game'', Patamon participates in the fight against Diablomon and before he can evolve into Angemon, he gets attacked and beaten to near death by Diablomon. ''Then in Zero Two'', the Digimon Emperor kidnaps Patamon and tries to put an Evil Spiral on him, and it's only thanks to Garurumon's interference that he doesn't succeed.
** Everything culminates for both Takeru and Patamon in ''Digimon Adventure tri.'' movie "''Confession''": [[spoiler:Patamon is the first of the eight main digimon to catch the infection and ends up biting Takeru. Takeru brings Patamon home in order to quarantine him from the other digimon. When Takeru gets home, Patamon realizes that he has been infected and, with a smile on his face, asks Takeru to ''kill him if he starts acting violently.'' Patamon tries to keep up the happy demeanor and says he has made peace with his fate in order to not make Takeru cry, sad, but in the end [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PWffOyNrpc they both completely break down crying.]]crying]]. Realizing that Takeru is unable to put him down, Patamon meets with the other seven digimon and asks them to do it instead, saying that "''You guys are everything I have!''"]]
12th Jun '17 1:01:39 AM ButterDispenser
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** Seems tame in comparison to poor Juri but Ken Ichijoji also fits the bill, too. He goes from the BigBad and Evil Genius in the first season of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' to being TheWoobie and TheAtoner with a DarkandTroubledPast all in one go. He deals with everything from [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone crushing guilt]] to being completely isolated from everyone, to his [[IWishedYouWereDead brother's death]], to being infected with the Dark Spore, to kidnapping, to being occasionally dragged into a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]]-inspired other world... Somebody on the writing team really wanted to make sure this guy [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned his redemption.]]

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** Seems tame in comparison to poor Juri but * Ken Ichijoji also fits the bill, too. from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. He goes from the BigBad and Evil Genius in the first half of the season of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' to being TheWoobie and TheAtoner with a DarkandTroubledPast all in one go. He deals with everything from [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone crushing guilt]] to being completely isolated from everyone, to his [[IWishedYouWereDead brother's death]], to being infected with the Dark Spore, to kidnapping, to being occasionally dragged into a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]]-inspired other world... Somebody on the writing team really wanted to make sure this guy [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned his redemption.]]


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** Takeru's companion, Patamon, also gets a lot of this. He is the most childlike, innocent and cute out of the main digimon, who is always looking out for Takeru. In the first episodes where he gets to be the main focus, he has a lot of issues with self confidence due to being the only one who cannot evolve, and even breaks down crying over this. When Ogremon and a brainwashed Leomon show up, Patamon tries to think of a plan to bring Leomon back to his senses and rescue Takeru, but is too weak to do anything and nearly gets crushed to death in the process. When Devimon is about to kill Takeru, Patamon attacks Devimon with all his might, only to realize that his attacks do nothing and, in a last desperate effort, flies in front of Takeru to shield him. This causes him to finally evolve into Angemon... Who instantly sacrifices his own life to kill Devimon. He comes back in the next episode as a baby, and then a few episodes later evolves into Tokomon. Then, as Tokomon, he gets kidnapped, ''beaten up and poked with sticks'' by a gang of Pagumon who lock him up. He gets rescued by Agumon and is reunited with Takeru... For a short while. A couple of episodes later, due to PicoDevimon's influence, Takeru ends up fighting with Tokomon and abandoning him, ''even though Tokomon saved his life.'' Tokomon is left on the beach alone, depressed and nearly starving to death. After he reunites with Takeru once more, he evolves into Patamon to beat up PicoDevimon and things seem to be going his way again. Then, in the movie ''Our War Game'', Patamon participates in the fight against Diablomon and before he can evolve into Angemon, he gets attacked and beaten to near death by Diablomon. ''Then in Zero Two'', the Digimon Emperor kidnaps Patamon and tries to put an Evil Spiral on him, and it's only thanks to Garurumon's interference that he doesn't succeed.
** Everything culminates for both Takeru and Patamon in ''Digimon Adventure tri.'' movie "''Confession''": [[spoiler:Patamon is the first of the eight main digimon to catch the infection and ends up biting Takeru. Takeru brings Patamon home in order to quarantine him from the other digimon. When Takeru gets home, Patamon realizes that he has been infected and, with a smile on his face, asks Takeru to ''kill him if he starts acting violently.'' Patamon tries to keep up the happy demeanor in order to not make Takeru cry, but in the end they both completely break down crying.]]
7th Jun '17 4:09:18 PM Dravencour
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** Griffith was once a nice guy (albeit with a ManipulativeBastard streak), highly charismatic, who lead a mighty group of mercenaries and, through his leadership and strategy, was on the fast-track to becoming a noble and realizing his dream of leading his own kingdom. Then Guts, his best friend and closest confidant, decides to leave the Band of the Hawk in his own effort to be Griffith's equal. [[spoiler:Beside himself with grief, he sneaks into the Midland Kingdom's castle and takes the virginity of the princess, getting him arrested and tortured over the course of a year, leaving him unable to speak, walk, or even use his hands. Then his closest friends, who rescue him, take pity on him]]. After all that, it's not so hard to see why [[spoiler:he would decide to become a demon, kill off his men, and make Guts and Casca's lives a living hell from that day forward...]]

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** Griffith was once a nice guy (albeit with a ManipulativeBastard streak), highly charismatic, who lead a mighty group of mercenaries and, through his leadership and strategy, was on the fast-track to becoming a noble and realizing his dream of leading his own kingdom. Then Guts, his best friend and closest confidant, decides to leave the Band of the Hawk in his own effort to be Griffith's equal. [[spoiler:Beside himself with grief, he sneaks into the Midland Kingdom's castle and takes the virginity of the princess, getting him arrested and tortured over the course of a year, leaving him unable to speak, walk, or even use his hands. Then his closest friends, who rescue him, take pity on him]].him, [[DontYouDarePityMe something he wanted least]]]]. After all that, it's not so hard to see why [[spoiler:he would decide to become a demon, kill off his men, and make Guts and Casca's lives a living hell from that day forward...]]
29th May '17 1:15:09 PM LadyChaos
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* ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'' has many.
** Pretty much the entire plot of the story is breaking down Etienne's faith and driving him to suffering. From [[spoiler:his miracles being faked, to watching his friends die one by one, to seeing the true evil of the church he's devoted his life to, to finally being ''executed'' by that church]], Etty does not have an easy time.
** Nico starts out as an innocent kid looking for glory and fun. He winds up [[spoiler: a broken shell of a man who's watched numerous friends die in front of him, been too late to save the most important person in his life, and has to live with the guilt of knowing it's all his fault.]]
** Marc starts out as a happy go lucky kid who lives to clown around and make people laugh. [[spoiler: After his best friend is killed in front of him, he turns into a broken, nervous wreck bordering on an empty shell.]]
** Henri starts out as a sweet, young crybaby who ''already'' has some issues with being weaker than his peers. After being unable to fight properly, earning Nicolas's hatred, [[spoiler: accidentally killing one of his friends, and being raped and tortured by Hugo, he's so broken he tries to ''kill himself'' by impaling his own throat on a spiky branch, claiming that he'll never be brave enough to be a knight.]]
** As if everything else that happens during the course of the Children's Crusade, including multiple deaths and growing cold with his brother and best friend, isn't enough, Laurent gets to feel [[spoiler: his twin brother's death over their telepathy]]. Meaning he got to experience every second of what Lillian was feeling.
** Remy's entire life has been one long series of this. He started out as the cutest boy in the village, and then developed leprosy that made everyone but his family and Etienne hate him. He sets out on the Children's Crusade in search of a cure, but only gets [[spoiler: to experience his body slowly falling apart under him as exhaustion and trauma get the better of him. He finally dies, confused and believing that God will turn him away, and by that point, he's missing a ''lot'' of body parts on top of it all]]
8th May '17 1:12:10 PM mouschilight
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** [[spoiler:The deaths of [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], near-death of [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], destruction of Konoha, and having the truth of the ninja system]] quite brutally explained to Naruto almost breaks him. However, thanks to a few well-placed flashbacks, [[spoiler: Jiraiya's book]], and a pep talk from Iruka, Shikamaru and [[spoiler:his father, the Fourth Hokage]], Naruto recovers just in time.
*** Actually, if you think about everything that has happened in the series, Naruto kinda qualified as a 'break the cutie' from the outset. First, his [[spoiler:father]] sealed a demon inside him as the only way to save their village, his parents are dead, and he grows up ostracized by the entire village. Then, finally, when things start looking up, his best friend decides to turn on him, cue battling with the power inside him for control, his best friend tries to kill their female teammate, tries to destroy his village, and everyone is trying to get him to kill said best friend. And [[spoiler: his parents gave their lives]] to save him when he was a baby, and he was made to house the Kyuubi inside of him, [[spoiler: the very same Kyuubi that his mother housed for a time, killed his parents, and tried to kill him]]. Really not fun.

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** [[spoiler:The The deaths of [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], near-death of [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], destruction of Konoha, and having the truth of the ninja system]] system quite brutally explained to Naruto almost breaks him. However, thanks to a few well-placed flashbacks, [[spoiler: Jiraiya's book]], book, and a pep talk from Iruka, Shikamaru and [[spoiler:his his father, the Fourth Hokage]], Naruto recovers just in time.
*** Actually, if you think about everything that has happened in the series, Naruto kinda qualified as a 'break the cutie' from the outset. First, his [[spoiler:father]] father sealed a demon inside him as the only way to save their village, his parents are dead, and he grows up ostracized by the entire village. Then, finally, when things start looking up, his best friend decides to turn on him, cue battling with the power inside him for control, his best friend tries to kill their female teammate, tries to destroy his village, and everyone is trying to get him to kill said best friend. And [[spoiler: his parents gave their lives]] lives to save him when he was a baby, and he was made to house the Kyuubi inside of him, [[spoiler: the very same Kyuubi that his mother housed for a time, killed his parents, and tried to kill him]].him. Really not fun.



** Sakura now fits this trope. It went like this: Sasuke's defection, then Naruto failed to bring him back. Then Naruto went 4 tails against Orochimaru and Kabuto makes her realize it's at least partially because she made him promise to get Sasuke back and he agreed that he would, and he's still trying to do that no matter what. They find Sasuke but he leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto. Danzo gives permission to have Sasuke whacked. Sai (of all people) get her to realize Naruto's feelings for her, and everything Naruto is going through: the burden of expectations she and the village pile on Naruto, and especially the suffering he's going through because of ''both'' her and Sasuke. Then Naruto [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] on her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]], [[ShipSinking outright rejects her]], and then tells her that his promise to her was no longer the reason why he's trying to bring Sasuke back, for he has [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]] for doing so. And ''then'', she tries to kill Sasuke herself and fails, since she just can't go and kill [[SingleTargetSexuality the only guy she ever loved]], no matter how far gone he is. And then Sasuke tries to kill her. If the girl doesn't end up as a BrokenBird, it'll be a '''miracle'''.

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** Sakura now fits this trope. It went like this: Sasuke's defection, then Naruto failed to bring him back. Then Naruto went 4 tails against Orochimaru and Kabuto makes her realize it's at least partially because she made him promise to get Sasuke back and he agreed that he would, and he's still trying to do that no matter what. They find Sasuke but he leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto. Danzo gives permission to have Sasuke whacked. [[JerkassHasAPoint Sai (of all people) get gets her to realize Naruto's feelings for her, her]], and everything Naruto is going through: the burden of expectations she and the village pile on Naruto, and especially [[BrutalHonesty the suffering he's going through because of ''both'' both her and Sasuke.Sasuke]]. Then Naruto [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] on her [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]], [[ShipSinking outright rejects her]], and then tells her that his promise to her was no longer the reason why he's trying to bring Sasuke back, for he has [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]] for doing so. And ''then'', she tries to kill Sasuke herself and fails, since she just can't go and kill [[SingleTargetSexuality the only guy she ever loved]], no matter how far gone he is. And then Sasuke tries to kill her. If the girl doesn't end up as a BrokenBird, it'll be a '''miracle'''.
8th May '17 1:28:28 AM sorako
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* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Jeremy. For the entire series. He's just a sweet, loving boy who would do anything to make sure his mother is happy. Unfortunately for him.



* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Jeremy. For the entire series. He's just a sweet, loving boy who would do anything to make sure his mother is happy. Unfortunately for him.



* In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Shouko Nishimiya, a CuteMute deaf girl spent her first year in her new elementary school being constantly mocked, bullied and harassed for her disability, with her every effort to make friends rejected and destroyed without fail. It's so bad, ''she's'' not the only Cutie broken by it. One of her tormenters, Ishida Shouya, ends up as the scapegoat for his entire class, taking all the blame for Shouko's torment and spends the next few years suffering treatment almost worse then Shouko at the hands of students and teachers, while also bearing horrible guilt over what he did to Shouko before she left school. He completely shuns his class and foresees nothing but a life of endless suffering ahead for him, which eventually makes him [[DrivenToSuicide plan to kill himself]] early in the series. [[spoiler:The results of Shouya's bullying is revealed late into the manga when flashbacks show Shouko ended up suicidal as a result.]]


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* In ''Manga/ASilentVoice'', Shouko Nishimiya, a CuteMute deaf girl spent her first year in her new elementary school being constantly mocked, bullied and harassed for her disability, with her every effort to make friends rejected and destroyed without fail. It's so bad, ''she's'' not the only Cutie broken by it. One of her tormenters, Ishida Shouya, ends up as the scapegoat for his entire class, taking all the blame for Shouko's torment and spends the next few years suffering treatment almost worse then Shouko at the hands of students and teachers, while also bearing horrible guilt over what he did to Shouko before she left school. He completely shuns his class and foresees nothing but a life of endless suffering ahead for him, which eventually makes him [[DrivenToSuicide plan to kill himself]] early in the series. [[spoiler:The results of Shouya's bullying is revealed late into the manga when flashbacks show Shouko ended up suicidal as a result.]]
23rd Apr '17 1:51:10 PM Prometheus117
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* In the first chapter of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' Tatsumi loses [[spoiler:both of his childhood friends]] and it just goes down hill from there.

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* In the first chapter of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' Tatsumi loses [[spoiler:both of his childhood friends]] and it just goes down hill downhill from there.there. {{Averted}} by his {{Foil}} Wave of the Jaegers, who despite getting just as much shit thrown at him manages to hold on to his idealism while Tatsumi edges closer to PragmaticHero.
18th Apr '17 8:13:15 PM mouschilight
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** [[spoiler: Obito]] also counts as one. [[spoiler: The dude was basically an Uchiha version of Naruto who grew up without ever knowing his parents, was in love with his teammate Rin, who in turn was in love with his rival Kakashi, and dreamed of becoming Hokage and bringing peace to the world. His entire right side is crushed by a boulder while saving Kakashi, and he makes Kakashi promise to protect Rin. He is rescued by Madara, who tells him that he can't ever be a ninja again and goes on to tell him how pointless the ninja world is and how it will only bring him misery. Obito refutes his ideals and goes through a painful rehabilitation process, with the only thing to keep him going being the thought of his friends. And when he finally leaves what is the first thing he sees? Rin dying by Kakashi's hands and the realization that Madara was right. No wonder the dude lost it.]]

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** [[spoiler: Obito]] also counts as one. [[spoiler: The dude was basically an Uchiha version of Naruto who Naruto: he grew up without ever knowing his parents, was in love with he had a one-sided crush on his female teammate Rin, who in turn was in love with his rival Kakashi, and he dreamed of becoming Hokage and bringing peace to the world. His entire right side is crushed by a boulder while saving Kakashi, and he makes Kakashi promise to protect Rin. He is rescued by Madara, who tells him that he can't ever be a ninja again and goes on to tell him how pointless the ninja world is and how it will only bring him misery. Obito refutes his ideals and goes through a painful rehabilitation process, with the only thing to keep him going being the thought of his friends. And when he finally leaves what is the first thing he sees? Rin dying by Kakashi's hands and the realization that Madara was right. [[FreakOut No wonder the dude lost it.it]].]]
15th Apr '17 7:38:44 PM mouschilight
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** Actually, if you think about everything that has happened in the series, Naruto kinda qualified as a 'break the cutie' from the outset. First, his [[spoiler:father]] sealed a demon inside him as the only way to save their village, his parents are dead, and he grows up ostracized by the entire village. Then, finally, when things start looking up, his best friend decides to turn on him, cue battling with the power inside him for control, his best friend tries to kill their female teammate, tries to destroy his village, and everyone is trying to get him to kill said best friend. And [[spoiler: his parents gave their lives]] to save him when he was a baby, and he was made to house the Kyuubi inside of him, [[spoiler: the very same Kyuubi that his mother housed for a time, killed his parents, and tried to kill him]]. Really not fun.

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** *** Actually, if you think about everything that has happened in the series, Naruto kinda qualified as a 'break the cutie' from the outset. First, his [[spoiler:father]] sealed a demon inside him as the only way to save their village, his parents are dead, and he grows up ostracized by the entire village. Then, finally, when things start looking up, his best friend decides to turn on him, cue battling with the power inside him for control, his best friend tries to kill their female teammate, tries to destroy his village, and everyone is trying to get him to kill said best friend. And [[spoiler: his parents gave their lives]] to save him when he was a baby, and he was made to house the Kyuubi inside of him, [[spoiler: the very same Kyuubi that his mother housed for a time, killed his parents, and tried to kill him]]. Really not fun.
15th Apr '17 7:38:15 PM mouschilight
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** [[spoiler:The deaths of [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], near-death of [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], destruction of Konoha, and having the truth of the ninja system]]]] quite brutally explained to Naruto almost breaks him. However, thanks to a few well-placed flashbacks, [[spoiler: Jiraiya's book]], and a pep talk from Iruka, Shikamaru and [[spoiler:his father, the Fourth Hokage]], Naruto recovers just in time.

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** [[spoiler:The deaths of [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi]], near-death of [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]], destruction of Konoha, and having the truth of the ninja system]]]] system]] quite brutally explained to Naruto almost breaks him. However, thanks to a few well-placed flashbacks, [[spoiler: Jiraiya's book]], and a pep talk from Iruka, Shikamaru and [[spoiler:his father, the Fourth Hokage]], Naruto recovers just in time.
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