History BreakTheCutie / Anime

12th Mar '17 11:46:14 PM lalalei2001
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%%* Makino goes through this over the course of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' , but her PluckyGirl nature tends to win out over despair in the end.

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%%* * Makino goes through this over the course of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' , ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'', but her PluckyGirl nature tends to win out over despair in the end.
4th Feb '17 10:22:06 PM Laevatein
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* ''Anime/IdolDensetsuEriko'': Viga of ''WebVideo/IdolsOfAnime'' described the show as "Break the Cutie: The Anime". In the first episode, {{Ojou}} Eriko's parents get into a car accident which kills her father and leaves her mother in a coma. That sets the tone for the rest of the series.
27th Jan '17 6:57:57 PM Dravencour
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%%** Hiroko and ''how''.

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%%** ** The utter ''hell'' Hiroko goes through at the hands of [[AlphaBitch Aki Honda]] and ''how''. her GirlPosse, culminating in [[spoiler:being raped with a test tube. That they then threatened to break while it was still inside her]]. When Hiro-chan gets her shadow dragon, things turn ''[[StartOfDarkness very, very ugly]]'' for everyone involved.
5th Jan '17 7:17:43 AM WhosAsking
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*** However, this might be a subversion [[spoiler: as Aoba points out that Mikado had this dark personality from the very beginning and if that's the case, his whole idealistic nature might as well be a facade for hiding the darkness in his heart.]] Though in a sense, it could potentially be worse: how ''broken'' you have to be to do that, huh?

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*** However, this might be a subversion [[spoiler: as Aoba points out that Mikado had this dark personality from the very beginning and if that's the case, his whole idealistic nature might as well be a facade for hiding the darkness in his heart. Aoba is the first to realize that they're ''both using each other''.]] Though in a sense, it could potentially be worse: how ''broken'' you have to be to do that, huh?huh? [[spoiler:Broken enough that when he gets a gun from Aoba's big bro (on behalf of the Yakuza), he's practically gone into SlasherSmile territory: making even the Yakuza men react.]]
** Essentially, the above three get broken multiple times throughout the story/seasons, to the point they each dare the DespairEventHorizon. It's Mikado who finally tries to cross [[spoiler:only to be saved at the last second by Celty]]. Only when they hit bottom can they finally start getting better.
19th Dec '16 11:45:51 PM Pegase
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*The protagonist Natsuki Subaru in ''LightNovel/ReZero'' gets hit with this multiple times. Strangely enough, the classic video game scenario of teenage boy whisked away to a magical world to help a beautiful girl--complete with a new ability to return to a save point and redo things if you die--isn't very much fun to actually live through. It means you die (usually painfully) whenever you mess up, sometimes the people you've grown to care for die before you do, and precious memories you've made with new friends vanish from their minds after the next reset if you haven't made it to a save point before you die ''again''. Suffice it to say [[spoiler: he does go catatonic for a while after one particularly bad incident where he comes back to the manor and finds everyone he was trying to protect slaughtered before he's flash-frozen to death. Unfortunately, being catatonic just makes the next go-round even worse.]]
19th Dec '16 6:45:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of the original series, Tailmon/Gatomon may be a BadAss, but that's partly because she went through this a long time ago. She was accidentally dropped in the forest as an egg when the Chosen Digimon were being transported to where they'd meet their partners, hatched and spent her entire early childhood isolated and lonely but still with a desire to be with her partner that she couldn't place, when she reached her Child/Rookie stage set off looking for her only to be captured by Vamdemon/Myotismon as a recruit for his army. She resisted for a while and ended up regularly beaten for it to the point that she gave in just to stay alive and eventually forgot the whole thing and got to be noted as one of his more valuable servants. When she ''does'' finally find Hikari and remember her past, nothing gets easier, seeing as she gets kidnapped and used to lure out her own partner and Wizarmon, her only real friend during her time under Vamdemon's service, is [[KickTheDog killed right in front of her]](twice), and after Vamdemon seems to be defeated, her experiences don't entirely leave her.

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** Speaking of the original series, Tailmon/Gatomon may be a BadAss, badass, but that's partly because she went through this a long time ago. She was accidentally dropped in the forest as an egg when the Chosen Digimon were being transported to where they'd meet their partners, hatched and spent her entire early childhood isolated and lonely but still with a desire to be with her partner that she couldn't place, when she reached her Child/Rookie stage set off looking for her only to be captured by Vamdemon/Myotismon as a recruit for his army. She resisted for a while and ended up regularly beaten for it to the point that she gave in just to stay alive and eventually forgot the whole thing and got to be noted as one of his more valuable servants. When she ''does'' finally find Hikari and remember her past, nothing gets easier, seeing as she gets kidnapped and used to lure out her own partner and Wizarmon, her only real friend during her time under Vamdemon's service, is [[KickTheDog killed right in front of her]](twice), and after Vamdemon seems to be defeated, her experiences don't entirely leave her.
18th Dec '16 5:57:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** While not the main Gundam pilot, ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a picture of a young, happy [[TeamDad Jamil Neate]] prior to his stint as the GX's original pilot. Fifteen years later, he is [[TheStoic much more subdued]], has a huge scar across his face, [[spoiler: (the girl who's with him in the picture has been turned into a GirlInABox and disappeared)]], he is put into extreme pain when he uses his Newtype powers, and has a major "cockpit phobia" that prevents him from operating a mobile suit. (Not that any of these factors make him less of a total {{badass}}.) Plus the whole ''blaming himself for the apocalypse'' thing.

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** While not the main Gundam pilot, ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' has a picture of a young, happy [[TeamDad Jamil Neate]] prior to his stint as the GX's original pilot. Fifteen years later, he is [[TheStoic much more subdued]], has a huge scar across his face, [[spoiler: (the girl who's with him in the picture has been turned into a GirlInABox and disappeared)]], he is put into extreme pain when he uses his Newtype powers, and has a major "cockpit phobia" that prevents him from operating a mobile suit. (Not that any of these factors make him less of a total {{badass}}.badass.) Plus the whole ''blaming himself for the apocalypse'' thing.
12th Dec '16 8:34:55 PM TheTropper
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** The the [[spoiler:death of]] Jiraiya, near-death of [[spoiler:Hinata]], [[spoiler:destruction of Konoha]], and having the [[spoiler:truth of the ninja system]] quite brutally explained to him almost breaks Naruto. However, thanks to a few well-placed flashbacks, [[spoiler: Jiraiya's book]], and a pep talk from Iruka, Shikamaru and [[spoiler: the Fourth Hokage]] Naruto recovers just in time.

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** The the [[spoiler:death of]] Jiraiya, death of [[spoiler:Jiraiya]], near-death of [[spoiler:Hinata]], [[spoiler:destruction of Konoha]], and having the [[spoiler:truth of the ninja system]] quite brutally explained to him Naruto almost breaks Naruto. him. However, thanks to a few well-placed flashbacks, [[spoiler: Jiraiya's book]], and a pep talk from Iruka, Shikamaru and [[spoiler: [[spoiler:his father, the Fourth Hokage]] Hokage]], Naruto recovers just in time.
12th Dec '16 10:12:13 AM infernape612
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* ''Manga/HaouAiren'':

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* ''Manga/HaouAiren'':''Manga/HaouAiren'': Kurumi, despite her LoveMartyr tendencies, finds herself pretty broken. A good example would be her huge HeroicBSOD after Reilan's ThanatosGambit. The fact that ''immediately afterward'' Hakuron raped her repeatedly in an effort to stop her from leaving him didn't help.



** Kurumi, despite her LoveMartyr tendencies, finds herself pretty broken. A good example would be her huge HeroicBSOD after Reilan's ThanatosGambit. The fact that ''immediately afterward'' Hakuron raped her repeatedly in an effort to stop her from leaving him didn't help.
25th Nov '16 5:34:30 AM flodoris
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*** Okay, now analyze Nagato, Sasuke and Naruto's situations: [[spoiler: All of them had their lives destroyed for/by the Leaf Village one way or the other. So why is Konoha the heroes, since they're TRAINED to Break Cuties!]]
*** Because it's [[spoiler:Madara's]] Fault
*** and [[spoiler:The Uchiha]] wouldn't negotiate
*** Killing [[spoiler:Nagato's parents]] was an accident, they even apologized too]]
*** [[SarcasmMode And we all know apologizing to a kid after killing his parents in front of him makes it all better!]]
*** Which is why he killed them on the spot. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Taking it out on the whole world, on the other hand...]]
** 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
*** Danzou 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 also calls her out in her "love confession"
*** And ''then'', she tries to kill Sasuke herself and fails, since she just can't go and kill one of her dearest friends 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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*** Okay, now analyze Nagato, Sasuke and Naruto's situations: [[spoiler: All of them had their lives destroyed for/by the Leaf Village one way or the other. So why is Konoha the heroes, since they're TRAINED to Break Cuties!]]
*** Because it's [[spoiler:Madara's]] Fault
*** and [[spoiler:The Uchiha]] wouldn't negotiate
*** Killing [[spoiler:Nagato's parents]] was an accident, they even apologized too]]
*** [[SarcasmMode And we all know apologizing to a kid after killing his parents in front of him makes it all better!]]
*** Which is why he killed them on the spot. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Taking it out on the whole world, on the other hand...]]
** Sakura now fits this trope. It went like this:
*** Sasuke's
this:Sasuke's defection, then Naruto failed to bring him back.
***
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
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what. They find Sasuke but he leaves with Orochimaru and Kabuto
*** Danzou
Kabuto. Danzo gives permission to have Sasuke whacked
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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 also calls her out in her "love confession"
***
confession". And ''then'', she tries to kill Sasuke herself and fails, since she just can't go and kill one of her dearest friends no matter how far gone he is.
***
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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