History BreakTheCutie / ComicBooks

14th Apr '17 8:08:32 AM rafi
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* Adrianna Tomaz, aka ComicBook/{{Isis}} from ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. She starts as AllLovingHero, determined to see the good in the world despite all of the horrible things she had endured up to that point (being kidnapped to be used as a bargaining chip by Intergang for starters). As Isis, she brings light to Kahndaq and convinces her new husband Black Adam that he doesn't have to be a violent AntiVillain anymore. Then it all goes to hell in [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke One Bad Day]]. [[spoiler: Her brother is eaten alive by their TeamPet Sobek, who was really a member of a group of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s sent by Intergang to destroy the Marvels. Then she gets a mouthful of plague and dies a painful death in Black Adam's arms]]. Adrianna is so broken that she renounces her idealism, tells Black Adam that he had been right all along about the world, and with her last breath asks him to "avenge us". Believe it or not, it went FromBadToWorse. [[spoiler: Being resurrected and brainwashed by an EvilSorcerer who used her to free himself from a prison and subsequently being constantly raped by said sorcerer]] sent her soaring over the DespairEventHorizon. When Black Adam eventually frees her, Adrianna's first act is to [[spoiler: [[GroinAttack castrate]] the sorcerer with her bare hands]]. Finally, she crosses the MoralEventHorizon into full-blown villainy when [[spoiler: she declares the people of Kahndaq, the people who worship her as a goddess, to be [[HumansAreBastards just another bunch of bastards]], and starts turning them into dirt statues]]. Even Black Adam is [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified by this]]!

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'': Adrianna Tomaz, aka ComicBook/{{Isis}} Isis from ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''. She starts as AllLovingHero, determined to see the good in the world despite all of the horrible things she had endured up to that point (being kidnapped to be used as a bargaining chip by Intergang for starters). As Isis, she brings light to Kahndaq and convinces her new husband Black Adam that he doesn't have to be a violent AntiVillain anymore. Then it all goes to hell in [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke One Bad Day]]. [[spoiler: Her brother is eaten alive by their TeamPet Sobek, who was really a member of a group of {{Eldritch Abomination}}s sent by Intergang to destroy the Marvels. Then she gets a mouthful of plague and dies a painful death in Black Adam's arms]]. Adrianna is so broken that she renounces her idealism, tells Black Adam that he had been right all along about the world, and with her last breath asks him to "avenge us". Believe it or not, it went FromBadToWorse. [[spoiler: Being resurrected and brainwashed by an EvilSorcerer who used her to free himself from a prison and subsequently being constantly raped by said sorcerer]] sent her soaring over the DespairEventHorizon. When Black Adam eventually frees her, Adrianna's first act is to [[spoiler: [[GroinAttack castrate]] the sorcerer with her bare hands]]. Finally, she crosses the MoralEventHorizon into full-blown villainy when [[spoiler: she declares the people of Kahndaq, the people who worship her as a goddess, to be [[HumansAreBastards just another bunch of bastards]], and starts turning them into dirt statues]]. Even Black Adam is [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified by this]]!
27th Jan '17 7:13:35 PM Dravencour
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** Batman himself. Watching his parents get shot dead right in front of him... you didn't think a guy in an armored bat costume swinging from the rooftops on a nightly basis to beat up crooks was ''sane'', did you?
--->"What do you suppose something like that does to a kid?"
--->-- Alexander Knox, ''Film/Batman1989''
* There's sad history of Klara Prast of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who kept talking to plants. Her religious asshole parents convinced her she was the spawn of Satan and married her off, at frickin' age ''eleven'', to a creep [[spoiler:who raped her and forced her into dangerous jobs to earn money for him to buy booze.]] Luckily, the Runaways rescued her and brought her into the future where New York happened to be under invasion by Skrulls. And then, just when she was starting to get the hang of our modern world, [[spoiler:someone fired a missile at the Runaways' home that came so close to killing her that she lost control of her powers and accidentally attacked her friends, and Nico decided to mystically pacify her.]] In ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'', she's become such a nervous wreck that Hank Pym and Tigra decide to break with the Avengers' previous stance on the Runaways and let them stay together, specifically because they fear that separating Klara from the Runaways might further damage her emotional wellbeing. Of course, then ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' happened...

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** Batman himself. Watching his parents get shot dead right in front of him...him at the age of eight (or ten, depending on the continuity)... you didn't think a guy in an armored bat costume swinging from the rooftops on a nightly basis to beat up crooks was ''sane'', did you?
--->"What do you suppose something like that does ''does'' to a kid?"
--->-- Alexander Knox, ''Film/Batman1989''
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* There's the sad history of Klara Prast of the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, who kept talking to plants. Her religious asshole parents convinced her she was the spawn of Satan and married her off, at frickin' the age of ''eleven'', to a creep [[spoiler:who raped her and forced her into dangerous jobs to earn money for him to buy booze.]] Luckily, the Runaways rescued her and brought her into the future where New York happened to be under invasion by Skrulls. And then, just when she was starting to get the hang of our modern world, [[spoiler:someone fired a missile at the Runaways' home that came so close to killing her that she lost control of her powers and accidentally attacked her friends, and Nico decided to mystically pacify her.]] In ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'', she's become such a nervous wreck that Hank Pym and Tigra decide to break with the Avengers' previous stance on the Runaways and let them stay together, specifically because they fear that separating Klara from the Runaways might further damage her emotional wellbeing.well being. Of course, then ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' happened...
27th Jan '17 7:10:42 PM Dravencour
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* Amanda in ''Psychopath'' is one of the few survivors in ''ComicBook/{{Crossed}}'' to cling to her humanity, and tries to help out Harold Lorre when she finds him injured and helpless. [[spoiler: [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Guess how dearly]] [[AxCrazy she pays for doing such]] a [[CrapsackWorld foolish]] thing.]]

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* Amanda in ''Psychopath'' is one of the few survivors in ''ComicBook/{{Crossed}}'' to cling to her humanity, and tries to help out Harold Lorre when she finds him injured and helpless. [[spoiler: [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Guess how dearly]] [[AxCrazy she pays for doing such]] a [[CrapsackWorld foolish]] thing.[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished thing]].]]


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--->"What do you suppose something like that does to a kid?"
--->-- Alexander Knox, ''Film/Batman1989''
8th Jan '17 2:23:37 PM nombretomado
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* Do NOT attend the [[ComicBook/XMen Xavier Institute]]. Just don't. This goes double if you're on Earth-616. They will kill all your friends, run over your dog, and rip out your soul all in the space of a few hours if you go to the Xavier Institute. This goes ''[[UpToEleven quadruple]]'' if your on [[UltimateMarvel Earth-1610]], where nearly all of the original X-Men are dead at this point, the remaining mutants are living on the run from a government even more prejudiced than before, and while he was alive, Professor Xavier wasn't above using his powers, and sometimes just his intellect, to manipulate his students.

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* Do NOT attend the [[ComicBook/XMen Xavier Institute]]. Just don't. This goes double if you're on Earth-616. They will kill all your friends, run over your dog, and rip out your soul all in the space of a few hours if you go to the Xavier Institute. This goes ''[[UpToEleven quadruple]]'' if your on [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Earth-1610]], where nearly all of the original X-Men are dead at this point, the remaining mutants are living on the run from a government even more prejudiced than before, and while he was alive, Professor Xavier wasn't above using his powers, and sometimes just his intellect, to manipulate his students.
10th Dec '16 9:37:26 PM InSetsofThree
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* ''ComicBook/Shazam'': Freddy Freeman, who has the distinction of: A) being the only superhero to gain his powers thanks to a hate crime; B) being orphaned as a result of said hate crime; C) being left with a permanent disability as another result of that hate crime, which -- despite the fact that he knows an all-powerful wizard -- can't be magically healed for reasons that are never fully explained; and D) losing his athletic prowess (and subsequently all of his friends) thanks to that disability. While all of the Shazam! kids have a rough lot in life, Freddy has traditionally been portrayed as being more "broken" by his experiences than everyone else. Traditionally, he's the most cynical member of the Marvel family, and has a temper that Billy and Mary periodically struggle to keep in-check.

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* ''ComicBook/Shazam'': ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'': Freddy Freeman, who has the distinction of: A) being the only superhero to gain his powers thanks to a hate crime; B) being orphaned as a result of said hate crime; C) being left with a permanent disability as another result of that hate crime, which -- despite the fact that he knows an all-powerful wizard -- can't be magically healed for reasons that are never fully explained; and D) losing his athletic prowess (and subsequently all of his friends) thanks to that disability. While all of the Shazam! kids have a rough lot in life, Freddy has traditionally been portrayed as being more "broken" by his experiences than everyone else. Traditionally, he's He's the most cynical member of the Marvel family, and has a temper that Billy oftentimes gets him into trouble and Mary periodically struggle to keep in-check.exacerbates his problems.
** Taken UpToEleven in ''ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam'', in which Freddy is a complete paraplegic, was injured as a result of Captain Marvel's negligence, and is so embittered that he becomes Black Adam's sidekick.
10th Dec '16 9:26:16 PM InSetsofThree
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* ''ComicBook/Shazam'': Freddy Freeman, who has the distinction of: A) being the only superhero to gain his powers thanks to a hate crime; B) being orphaned as a result of said hate crime; C) being left with a permanent disability as another result of that hate crime, which -- despite the fact that he knows an all-powerful wizard -- can't be magically healed for reasons that are never fully explained; and D) losing his athletic prowess (and subsequently all of his friends) thanks to that disability. While all of the Shazam! kids have a rough lot in life, Freddy has traditionally been portrayed as being more "broken" by his experiences than everyone else. Traditionally, he's the most cynical member of the Marvel family, and has a temper that Billy and Mary periodically struggle to keep in-check.
29th Oct '16 3:48:43 AM Tron80
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* CatchAFallingStar

* CorruptTheCutie:
* OlderSidekick

29th Oct '16 3:48:01 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'':
** Kara Zor-El -''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''- was an nice, innocent, naive woman. Then she found out that her father figure -someone who she thought was a very good person- [[spoiler:murdered her baby cousin several years before]], and was manipulating her all along.
** Barbara Gordon -''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}''- was a sweet, smiling child until she saw her parents being murdered by a punk with a gun. She became a harsh, cynical, paranoid person.



* This happens to ComicBook/SpiderMan on a depressingly regular basis. See [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied the Death of Gwen Stacy]] and [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One More Day]] for precise examples.

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* This happens to ComicBook/SpiderMan Franchise/SpiderMan on a depressingly regular basis. See [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied the Death of Gwen Stacy]] and [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay One More Day]] ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' for precise examples.



* Wonder Woman in ''Comicbook/SupermanRedSon'', who loses a piece of herself when she has to break her own lasso to save Superman.

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* Wonder Woman CatchAFallingStar

* CorruptTheCutie:
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Kara Zor-El always goes through this, not matter the universe. She is a genuinely nice, sweet teen girl who loses her family and her whole world when her parents launch her off Argo City to save her life. She crash-lands into a strange, alien, primitive world where she doesn't blend in and strangers want to kill her or capture her and examine her.
** In the Pre-Crisis universe, Superman -her only living relative- sent Kara to an orphanage because he feared that his enemies would do if they found out about her, telling her to keep her existence a secret while he trained her. Kara hated the Midvale Orphanage but she had to live there during her training, performing heroic deeds anonymously and avoiding to be adopted. Finally her cousin is about to make her -Supergirl's- existence public when she loses her powers.
** Post-Crisis Kara was getting used to live on Earth when Superman retrieves the Bottle City of Kandor -in which were imprisoned her parents and several thousands of Kryptonians- from Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}. However, one of her villains -Reactron- kills her parents and blows New Krypton up, exterminating the last survivors of Krypton. So she lost her family and world ''twice''.
** Post-Flashpoint Kara didn't trust her cousin, felt lonely and stranded in a strange world and was manipulated by most of people until she flew off the handle.
** ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'': Kara loses her parents and her entire world when they launch her off Argo City to save her life. Her rocket changes course and she crashes into the post-Crisis universe instead of Earth-One. Everyone yells at her, hurts her, thinks she is an idiot or crazy. Her only living relative turns her down before she can explain she is his cousin because he believes her to be an obsessed fan. She tries to go school and make friends but she is treated as a freak. And then a cosmic being turns up and tells her that she has to return to her universe... where she will eventually get killed.
-->'''Kara:''' It's nice. It's... peaceful. Not like here. Here people yell at you... or hurt you... or think you're an idiot or crazy... Or let you down. I've never hated anyone or anything in my life. But I hate this world. I hate it.
** ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''. Two examples: Kara Zor-El -''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''- was an nice, innocent, naive woman. Then she found out that her father figure -someone who she thought was a very good person- [[spoiler:murdered her baby cousin several years before]], and was manipulating her all along. Barbara Gordon -''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}''- was a sweet, smiling child until she saw her parents being murdered by a punk with a gun. She became a harsh, cynical, paranoid person.
* Franchise/WonderWoman
in ''Comicbook/SupermanRedSon'', who loses a piece of herself when she has to break her own lasso to save Superman.
10th Sep '16 4:10:56 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'':
** Kara Zor-El -''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''- was an nice, innocent, naive woman. Then she found out that her father figure -someone who she thought was a very good person- [[spoiler:murdered her baby cousin several years before]], and was manipulating her all along.
** Barbara Gordon -''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}''- was a sweet, smiling child until she saw her parents being murdered by a punk with a gun. She became a harsh, cynical, paranoid person.
6th Aug '16 8:52:20 PM WillBGood
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* Most of the cast in "ComicBook/TheWalkingDead". Carol's is so horrific that it leads her to be [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide. Twice.]]

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* Most of the cast in "ComicBook/TheWalkingDead".''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''. Carol's is so horrific that it leads her to be [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide. Twice.]]
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