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14th Jun '16 10:59:24 PM Ahnyo
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* In ''FanFic/PlasmasFolly'' when N was a child, Ghetsis gave him numerous Pokémon to play with. All of these Pokémon were suffering from life-threatening injuries, and died shortly thereafter. N is still haunted by these experiences, as evidenced in "Verdict".
31st May '16 2:18:25 PM Willbyr
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* The ''LuckyStar''/''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover fic ''FallingStars'' has this in ''spades''. Kagami, Konata, and Tsukasa all get their turns being broken, and it is ''extremely'' jarring for anyone who enjoyed ''Lucky Star'' to see it happen.

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* The ''LuckyStar''/''VideoGame/{{Fallout ''Manga/LuckyStar''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover fic ''FallingStars'' has this in ''spades''. Kagami, Konata, and Tsukasa all get their turns being broken, and it is ''extremely'' jarring for anyone who enjoyed ''Lucky Star'' to see it happen.



* In ''FanFic/StarsAbove'', [[LuckyStar Kagami]] goes through this [[spoiler:in the 2012 timeline. Tsukasa is killed right in front of her eyes, with her death serving as a StartOfDarkness that culminates in the destruction of the entire world.]]

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* In ''FanFic/StarsAbove'', [[LuckyStar [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] goes through this [[spoiler:in the 2012 timeline. Tsukasa is killed right in front of her eyes, with her death serving as a StartOfDarkness that culminates in the destruction of the entire world.]]
6th May '16 1:48:53 PM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Shinji wasn't a bad boy, but he was completely broken during the Angel War. When the story starts out, he's trying to pick the pieces.
23rd Apr '16 8:15:20 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Shinji. After enduring parental abandonment, becoming a child soldier and surviving the end of the world, he managed to go past his issues, hook up with the woman he loved and [[spoiler:become a father.]] And then he got suddenly thrown back in the past without [[spoiler:his daughter,]] and he was forced to repeat everything.
19th Apr '16 1:53:10 AM InsidiousUnicorn
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* in the post-Sburb fanfic ''FanFic/WarboundWidow'' a few characters go through that, either leading up the war between the Empire and Earth or during it. Jane gets captured and subjected to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] at one point. Nepeta had it even worse, since she was caught by the Empire slave trade and by the time her friends free her she's far removed from her usual [[GenkiGirl cheerful]] self, instead being standoffish and largely unemotional while absolutely littered in scars from the abuse she suffered.



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* in the post-Sburb fanfic ''FanFic/WarboundWidow'' a few characters go through that, either leading up the war between the Empire and Earth or during it. Jane gets captured and subjected to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] at one point. Nepeta had it even worse, since she was caught by the Empire slave trade and by the time her friends free her she's far removed from her usual [[GenkiGirl cheerful]] self, instead being standoffish and largely unemotional while absolutely littered in scars from the abuse she suffered.
19th Apr '16 1:51:19 AM InsidiousUnicorn
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* in the post-Sburb fanfic ''FanFic/WarboundWidow'' a few characters go through that, either leading up the war between the Empire and Earth or during it. Jane gets captured and subjected to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] at one point. Nepeta had it even worse, since she was caught by the Empire slave trade and by the time her friends free her she's far removed from her usual [[GenkiGirl cheerful]] self, instead being standoffish and largely unemotional while absolutely littered in scars from the abuse she suffered.
29th Feb '16 10:02:25 PM konekootome
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** In the same story poor Alphonse lost his father, mother and brother and gave up alchemy in response.



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%% * ''Fanfic/WeWereFriends''.
''Fanfic/WeWereFriends'': Korra becomes friends with an older man willing to listen to her and give her advice. She grows to have a huge crush on him [[spoiler: and even sleeps with him.]] Korra finds out after the fact that the man was '''Amon''' and [[HoneyTrap he had used her crush on him to get information out of her.]]



** The induced madness aside, Flan gets this in spades. Torn apart by Koishi, felt even more abandoned than before by Remilia, and then given {{Breaking Speech}}ed by [[spoiler: Koakuma]] to further break her spirit...[[HumiliationConga along with a rainstorm INDOORS to weaken her further.]]

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** ** The induced madness aside, Flan gets this in spades. Torn apart by Koishi, felt even more abandoned than before by Remilia, and then given {{Breaking Speech}}ed by [[spoiler: Koakuma]] to further break her spirit...[[HumiliationConga along with a rainstorm INDOORS to weaken her further.]]



* ''FanFic/ReversalOfFate'' might as well be called a Break the Cutie: The fan fiction as with each world, Sakura has experienced a lot of heartwrencing shit from physical to psychological damage to herself.
* ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' already has [[spoiler: R!]]Syaoran pre-broken from the group's hatred and ostracization of him. In story, he gets his trust broken by Kurogane, the only person who cares for him, his heart broken by him, kidnapped and tortured for sixteen hours, suffer from PTSD and watch his loved ones ''die''.

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* ''FanFic/ReversalOfFate'' might as well be called a Break the Cutie: The fan fiction as with each world, Sakura has experienced a lot of heartwrencing heartwrenching shit from physical to psychological damage to herself.
* ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' already has [[spoiler: R!]]Syaoran pre-broken from the group's hatred and ostracization of him. In story, it gets worse as he gets his trust and heart broken by Kurogane, the only person who cares for him, his heart broken by him, kidnapped and tortured for sixteen hours, hours by serial killers, suffer from PTSD and watch his loved ones ''die''.
29th Feb '16 9:49:27 PM konekootome
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* ''FanFic/{{Sight}}'': Ichigo had pretty lost everything prior to the [[PeggySue events of]] [[MissionFromGod the story]]. He had lost his entire family when his home got bombed, spent several years in a brutal war, nearly tortured to death, forced into prison by an ungrateful government and his remaining friends were executed. He nearly fell to DeathByDespair before the Soul King sent him to the past.


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* Edward in ''FanFic/AtGatesEdge'' as he didn't survive the attempted resurrection of his mother and ended up dying to save Al. He was a peace with it only to end up as a ghost in a place he doesn't know, unable to communicate with anyone.
3rd Feb '16 12:34:30 AM WolfThunder
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3rd Feb '16 12:34:07 AM WolfThunder
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* Aside from the main characters in ''FanFic/YoungOffender'', there's poor little [[spoiler:Ann Ember]]. [[spoiler:Her mother's murdered, her father will be converted into 0011, and she's been raised by Black Ghost and the Gamos into a TykeBomb who believes the first generation cyborgs are to blame.]]



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* Michelle pretty much starts off broken in ''FanFic/AbigailAndTheRatsOfNIMH''. Abigail breaks soon after.
* Ami in ''FanFic/ABLUHairedMedic''.
* ''[[{{Fanfic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles}} Ace Combat: The Equestrian War]]'' takes a darker turn since chapter 7 where Firefly meets [[spoiler: Black Star]], a griffon who [[spoiler: burned her home, killed her parents and destroyed her dreams of becoming a Wonderbolt]]. Fluttershy is clearly traumatized in chapter 10 after she [[spoiler: killed Razor]] while trying to save Cloud Kicker's life, but that's nothing compared to Rainbow Dash suffering a heart-wrenching {{Heroic BSOD}} after being beaten up and betrayed by [[spoiler: Gilda]]. Medley becomes ''literally'' broken when [[spoiler: Gilda]] breaks her wings.
** ''[[FridgeLogic And that's not counting many nameless ponies who experience the horror of the war.]]''
** Turned UpToEleven in [[TearJerker chapter 15]]. [[spoiler: Two of Derpy's best friends die, with Carrot Top [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in her arms]]. In fit of grief and rage, she attacks Firefly (who tried to sympathize with her!), but due to Fluttershy's intervention, she calms down. After Derpy leaves to see Dinky, Cloud Kicker, unable to damp her emotions any longer, bursts into tears, scared of hearing about several ponies dying and the scene mentioned earlier. Additionally, she fears her best friend, Lightning Bolt, may die in the war as well]]. Yes, the most cheerful pony among the main heroines is briefly reduced to a ''sobbing wreck''.
* This certainly seems to be the direction the story is taking with Twilight in ''FanFic/AHollowInEquestria''.
* GLaDOS does this to most of the main cast in ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies''.
* Rapture is not kind to the Mane Six in ''FanFic/BeyondTheSea''.
* ''Fanfic/BloodRainingNight'': [[spoiler:Reicheru's eyes get gouged out and her limbs get pulled off in a rack after her father throws her baby off a cliff in Chapter 22.]]
* ''FanFic/BloodThatFlows'':
** Poor Lutecia. She never had a chance.
** What Garoth did to Nanoha would leave lasting mental scars on her.
* In ''FanFic/TheBoyWithTheMagicNotebook'', Maxwell decides to use his experience from saving his sister and working with the DC Universe to help the heroes of ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. While he certainly starts off with a good effort, the attack from Shatterbird not only brings him to the brink but his efforts to heal people accidentally make it ''worse'', leaving him hiding in an alleyway and making Super Medicine for hours on end without stopping or rest while crying the whole time through.
* ''FanFic/BrutalSeries'':
** Russia.
** Amer.
** Shiran comes dangerously close to this, almost losing all hope after [[spoiler: being shot with an arrow. Winning the Games and meeting Amer]] seems to help him get somewhat better, though.
** Feli. A process which apparently started with [[spoiler: her sister's]] death.
** Palis. Although it’s more like 'broken from the moment we meet her.'
** Lili completely gives up and waits for death after [[spoiler: Yao hits her the first time.]]
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', there are several candidates, but [[spoiler: Diana]] stands out. From infancy, she had to endure murder attempts from [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Hera]] simply because of her heritage, was [[BlessedWithSuck blessed with]] [[PsychicPowers Empathic abilities]] from a very young age which she cannot turn off (and mean that she's somewhat prone to getting the classic PsychicNosebleed and [[IAmHavingSoulPains catching psychic backlash]]), contributing to her WiseBeyondTheirYears demeanour. After that, her parents managed to get sent to Asgard as a Ward of the Throne, on the grounds that Hera wouldn't dare to cross Odin (or perhaps more accurately, [[MamaBear Frigga]]), under the partial guardianship of her aunt Athena. Oh, and there's BloodKnight tendencies that are literally InTheBlood, and she has to struggle against them, or they could turn her into TheBerserker. Then, after briefly being aged up and being battered by the psychic impressions of some fairly vile monsters, she sees most of her few friends almost killed by a KillerRobot, one of them nearly incinerated by it. She steps in and nearly goes the same way, snapping. Mercifully, she's given a cool-down hug, but it's close. This isn't an exhaustive list. And she's about 12.
** Carol also comes pre-broken, having physically developed, as it were, at a young age and by the age of 14, looks like a hot college student, leading to considerable harassment from guys her own age and much, much older. Most guys who try to befriend her are just out to get in her pants, other girls tend not to like her for the same reason, her excelling in the sports that she loves leads to her being tested for steroids and prior to meeting Harry she only has two close friends, Jean-Paul and Lex. The latter is her self-appointed KnightTemplarBigBrother and as a result, she sometimes has to act as a MoralityChain for him. And then she gets swept up with Harry and company and ends up [[spoiler: pulling what nearly becomes a SenselessSacrifice, barely surviving, nearly being eaten alive by a giant werewolf]]. Needless to say, she has BadDreams afterwards.
** Ditto Jean-Paul. He's gay, a mostly closeted mutant and [[spoiler: his twin sister is apparently insane and only really responds to him]], is visibly discriminated against because of this, and what little he reveals of his considerable HiddenDepths suggests that he's a StepfordSmiler under the happy-go-lucky [[CampGay camp]] ChivalrousPervert persona.
** Harry himself is something of an example, shown more clearly by the fact that his coming into the care of a loving family means that he starts to open up, stop repressing and sometimes, show how much damage the Dursleys really did. A couple of examples are an apparently throwaway comment to the Avengers that he's not used to [[{{Muggles}} 'normal people']] being nice to him and his tear jerking rant at Odin for, as he saw it, abandoning him (the truth is considerably more nuanced). [[spoiler: It becomes even worse when it's revealed that Jean's family, who visited when Harry was about seven, had every intention of adopting him and raising him in a loving family with Jean showing every sign of being a CoolBigSis / displaying a considerable BigSisterInstinct towards Harry, and would have done if not for the telepathic intervention of Sinister, who preferred to have Harry at his immediate disposal at Privet Drive. As Dumbledore laments when he hears about this, 'so much sorrow could have been averted'.]] And that's all before you take into account the periodic murder attempts he endures.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Throughout the story Shinji has to fight {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. In the process he gradually stops being human, loses his -blood and surrogate- family and almost all his friends and [[spoiler:although they win, he and Asuka are so removed from baseline humans that they say goodbye to their last remainder friends and leave human civilization forever.]]
* In the Massive Crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8064924/1/Character_Chronicles Character Chronicles]]'', poor [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora]] gets absolutely broken to bits.
* Ryoko comes pre-broken in ''Fanfic/ChiAndChakra''.
* Oh dear heavens, the events in the first season of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''.
** Literature/SherlockHolmes is the first character to get this treatment, being framed for murder and having [[spoiler:his sentence carried out: [[AndIMustScream having his consciousness pulled out of his body and his body put into stasis]].]] Of course, with him being one of the heroes, he ends up physically okay but mentally shaken. BadDreams are implied to follow.
** In the very next episode, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] gets this. The circumstances differ from "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", but his human self still does ''not'' want to die. His pleading with Watson is ''heartbreaking''.
** Beth Lestrade in the season finale: see BrokenBird for further details. Even worse, she undergoes this ''twice'', the second time occurring off-screen between seasons.
** Poor Sherlock gets one more time, himself, in a far milder but more tear-jerking way, also in-between seasons. [[spoiler:He spends forty-two years waiting for his wife to return to him, and he barely gets through the first ''ten''.]]
* In the CodeGeass[=/=]TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7002819/1/Code_Geass_There_Is_Only_War Code Geass: There Is Only War]]'', the sole fact that Shirley is in the cast makes you [[GenreSavvy expect]] this trope. And it happens in the first chapter, [[spoiler: Shirley accidentally kills Rivalz]].
* ''FanFic/TheCriesOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': Ok, [[spoiler:Itsuki]] isn't exactly one, but seeing him breaking down is....rather unsettling.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5593633/1/The_Dead_Are_Undead The Dead are Undead]]'' has Karin Kurosaki subjected to nightmares unlike anything imaginable. Her world is turned upside down by a ZombieApocalypse and worst of all [[spoiler: Yuzu is shot in the face, right before her eyes.]] Then it just goes downhill as each new friend she makes dies in horrific ways including having their guts yanked out, being torn to shreds, being eaten alive and also DrivenToSuicide.
* ''Fanfic/DeadOrAlive4TheDevilFactor'': Over the course of several chapters, Ayane is repeatedly {{Mind Rape}}d by a [[spoiler:newly resurrected, demonized Raidou]], who sends her thoughts and nightmares about the loved ones she's lost to the point where she begins to question her sanity. It reaches its climax when he manipulates her into attempting to seduce Dante, who resists her attempts and gets her to snap out of it. By that point, however, Ayane is so scared and heartbroken over it all that she asks to stay with Dante for the night because she doesn't want to be alone.
* ''Fanfic/DeathNoteEquestria'': The first two Kiras were both nice ponies before a KarmaHoudini villain made them hit the DespairEventHorizon, and the Third Kira only started killing after being forced into the role by Mer (and it seems to be taking a psychological toll).
* Kari Kamiya/Celesta X during the War Games Saga of ''FanFic/DigimonFusionKai''. She recovers but delves into the darkside and becomes bloodlusted. She gets better again after that.
* Alice, the little girl in Chapter 2 of ''Fanfic/EaglesFall'' who watches a GDI sniper die before her. [[spoiler:By Chapter 7, the sheer fatigue of the war has left her drained of all emotion, which may have played a part in her mother committing suicide. And she doesn't even realise it.]]
* ''Fanfic/ElfenLiedChildrenOfDestruction'': [[{{TearJerker}} Several cuties, actually.]]
** [[spoiler: Played straight and deconstructed with Gohan. In comparison with the original series, he actually does get broken over his traumatic childhood experiences. This eventually leads to Gohan making several mistakes that result in the deaths of his friends, most of his family and the destruction of his homeworld. It effects Gohan immensely at the start of the story and causes him to be [[SelfDeprecation highly critical and over jugdemental of his actions.]] After moving into Maple House, he slowly starts to get better.]]
** Mayu is already broken at her introductory chapter. [[spoiler: [[RapeAsDrama Being raped by your stepfather,]] [[EtTuBrute betrayed by your own mother when you finally tell her what happened,]] [[TheRunaway being forced to run away from your home to escape it all,]] [[YankTheDogsChain then having your only friend taken away will do that to you...]] [[SerialEscalation oh, and said child molesting stepfather finding you after running away.]] Like Gohan, after moving into Maple House she slowly starts to get better.]]
** [[{{TragicVillain}} Lucy.]] [[{{BrokenBird}} Enough]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds said.]]
** Inverted with Nana. Despite her harsh life in the facility, she is probably the most optimistic girl you'll ever meet.
** [[spoiler: Inverted with Juuichi. Instead of breaking under the facilities experiments, she grows stronger, both physically and mentally, to the point of developing a cocky and haughty personality that takes great pride in not only having survived, but even thrived in the harsh evironment.]]
* ''Fanfic/{{Equestrylvania}}'' has several moments where the main characters get broken. Twilight's brother [[spoiler: gets bitten by the Giant Bat and is driven violently insane]], Fluttershy's [[spoiler: critter friends all go rabid and slaughter each other before going out and attacking Ponyville]], and worst of all, Sweetie Belle sees her childhood come to an abrupt and terrifying end.
-->''As they run by a burning building, Sweetie Belle looks aside and sees herself and Rarity there, with their parents. It's a restaurant and everypony is having fun, laughing as the flames around them swallow them whole.''
-->''Shooting down the next street, Sweetie Belle looks at Rarity and suddenly she is much younger, and pushing Sweetie Belle down this very street in her stroller she loved so much when she was not even a year old. There is an overturned stroller on this street, and as she runs by, Sweetie Belle looks into the eyes of the zombie stepping over it.''
-->''They run by the lake, and Sweetie Belle sees herself and her parents there, feeding the ducks as strange, fishlike monsters jump out and begin to chase her and Rarity as they run by.''
** Roseluck gets {{Mind Rape}}d by [[EldritchLocation the Castle]], reducing to a broken, paranoid wreck who has to be institutionalized.
* Naruto/Rad in ''FanFic/EyeOfTheFox'', though he doesn’t really ‘break’ until [[spoiler:Kira gets put into a coma]], and even then he’s still optimistic since [[spoiler:he knows Kira is going to wake up later on]]. Arguably Kira, [[DeliberatelyCuteChild when he was still 'cute']].
* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella]] in ''FanFic/FaceTheStrange''. She gets [[RapeAsDrama raped]], [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization blamed for the whole thing]], and then [[DieForOurShip murdered]]. Keep in mind that Bella actually acts pretty kind from what little we see of her in this story.
* The ''LuckyStar''/''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover fic ''FallingStars'' has this in ''spades''. Kagami, Konata, and Tsukasa all get their turns being broken, and it is ''extremely'' jarring for anyone who enjoyed ''Lucky Star'' to see it happen.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'':
** Poor Pinkie takes Twilight's BreakingLecture about her drug addiction quite hard, but continues to take the Mint-Als, [[spoiler: until she meets Littlepip through her boosted Pinkie Sense.]]
%% ** Fluttershy.
* This is happening to Cobalt over the course of ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaAChildsHope'', and has been confirmed by WordOfGod to be pretty much the point of the story; show how the Wasteland would affect a child who can survive as well as an adult.
** Happens to Hope during her imprisonment at a raider camp. [[spoiler: However, she's soon back to being cheerful after getting back home.]]
* Life in Fillydelphia is harsh in ''FanFic/FalloutEquestriaMurkyNumberSeven''.
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'':
** Happens to Morning Glory frequently, most notably when [[spoiler: she is betrayed by the Enclave and branded a Dashite.]] Again later, when [[spoiler: she loses a wing.]]
*** Yet again when [[spoiler: the killing joke turns her into Rainbow Dash—possibly even including a bit of her ''personality''—the one thing the Enclave hates more than a Dashite]].
*** And ''again'' when [[spoiler: her mother is revealed to be the leader of a violent cult and a monstrous cyborg besides, revealing this by brutally wounding Sky Striker]].
** [[spoiler: Fluttershy. A moment of indiscretion from Goldenblood destroyed their relationship and cost them their unborn daughter.]]
* ''FanFic/FateMegamiAtelier'': Considering who they're [[Literature/FateZero crossing]] [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei over]] with, this happens to pretty much the entire Atelier universe.
* ''Fanfic/ForciblyUnited'' is a sort-of cheesy look at ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' crossed-over with ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Then the Rock's Little Sister arc drops.
* [[spoiler: Tali's MindRape]] in ''Fanfic/GuiltySparks''
* In the second season of FanFic/HalkegeniaOnline, the endgame is absolutely brutal to [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Louise]] pictures that [=TriggerHappy=] uses as inspiration state that Louise never smiled again.
* ''Fanfic/TheHillOfSwords'': As a result of the dream cycle, Louise has been witnessing the many battles Shirou fought in back on Earth in all their [[Awesome/FateStayNight glory]], [[NightmareFuel/FateStayNight horror]], and [[TearJerker/FateStayNight heartache]].
* No so much as 'cute' in Kira's case, but after Chapter 9 of ''FanFic/InfiniteStratosPrototypeSpartan'', things take a turn for the worse.
* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'': The events of the failed initial Loops were not kind to the three prospective Anchors, Roll and Blues especially. The fact that they all somehow retain glitchy, corrupted memories of said events (which isn't supposed to be possible) doesn't help, either.
* In ''FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria'' Brainiac designs the SadisticChoice below in order to do this to Supermare, so that she's easier to assimilate into his storage machinery.
* ''FanFic/JusticeSocietyOfJapan'': [[spoiler: Sayaka gets hit with this a lot harder than in canon. Not only does Hitomi snatch Kyosuke, but she then gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Sho Minamimoto, and THEN she gets kidnapped by a bunch of monsters after trying to rescue Milly.]]
* ''FanFic/JustJoking'': [[spoiler:Joker tries to do this to Twilight. It is yet unknown whether or not he exceeded.]]
* ''Fanfic/LanternsOfEquestriaBlackestNight'': [[spoiler:The Black Lantern attack on Sweet Apple Acres does this to Applejack, in part because her ''dead family'' and '''Zecora''' are among the Black Lanterns.]] The sight of [[spoiler:Black Lantern Zecora]] also does this to Apple Bloom.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Although Shinji had spent ten years living alone after his father left him in the wake of his mother's death, he was getting better. And then [[spoiler:Bardiel hijacked Unit-03. Asuka got emotionally hurt, Touji got one arm and one leg removed and Hikari blamed ''him'' for it.]] When he confronted Gendo [[spoiler:his father used a kryptonite chunk against him.]] Shinji had to fight Zeruel straight after and he [[spoiler:got blown to the Moon.]] Literally. When he returned he rallied his friends to stop Gendo together, but his father was prepared, their assault failed and [[spoiler:Maya got maimed.]] And Kaji blamed ''him'' for it.
* Mostly Pre-broken in ''FanFic/TheMadScientistWars'', but that hasn't stopped this from occouring in game as well.
* ''Fanfic/MagicalPonyLyricalTwilight'':
** Fate Testarossa. Also, to a lesser extent, Arf in MPLT.
** Fate's case put a rather interesting twist on this trope. [[spoiler: It was triggered by Princess Celestia in a safe environment via {{Armor Piercing Question}}s because she had noticed that Fate's psyche had been left balanced on a razor's edge by Presea. So she decided to prevent Presea from potentially causing irreparable damage to Fate's psyche when she would set this off by breaking her early on, but gently and in a situation where it would be easy to pick up the pieces.]]
* Hibiki suffers from this in ''Fanfic/MuvLuvDYRL'' due to his time at a mental asylum. Not only was he subjected to be told his previous life was all in his head but he's also is disgusted with the xenophobia and racism by the Imperial Japanese forces.
* Pinkie has a bit of a bluescreen when the party finds the dead scout in ''Fanfic/MyLittleChronoTriggersAreMagic''.
* All of the Denarian's holders in ''Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians'', to some extent, after they have realized what they did under the coin's influence.
** An especially harsh example for [[spoiler: Twilight.]] She was completely and utterly broken, in mind, body, and spirit.
* In ''FanFic/OneAndOnlySon'' Soran saw Marianne's corpse and a traumatized Nunnally before Cornelia covered his eyes.
* In ''Fanfic/ThePersistenceOfLoss'' Xion undergoes a number of awful situations that gradually eat away at her naivete, [[spoiler: the peak of which being when she has to kill Riku at Venus Lighthouse.]]
* It seems that Peter's kidnapping will do this to him in ''FanFic/PiracyTheGeneticPirateOpera''. So far, he seems unfazed by the events and sees it as an opportunity to defeat Arthur.
* Trenchard [[spoiler: Akari]] in ''Fanfic/ReflectionsLostOnADarkRoad''.
* ''FanFic/{{Respect}}'' does this to [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Yayoi Kise]] [[spoiler:after she fails to save a fellow [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Puella Magi]] and an attempt to teach TheBully a lesson [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly]] [[OffWithHerHead wrong.]]]]
* ''FanFic/TheReturn'' is so dedicated to breaking Usagi that it is verging on HumiliationConga territory.
** It doesn't help that her powers were significantly {{Nerf}}ed with no reason yet given.
* Sarah Squall gets hit with this trope in ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'', when [[spoiler:she is separated from her family and is forced to watch the plot spiraling off a cliff due to Ludlow's "intervention." Ludlow also tries to invoke the trope on Violet by turning her into a TyrannosaurusRex, [[BewareTheNiceOnes and predictably he fails miserably.]]]]
** Played straighter with the baby T. rexes, albeit with potentially deadly consequences. When the protagonists meet them, they have been separated from their parents and each other, and it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:Ludlow flat-out abused them before they were rescued. Then he shoots their father in the face, ''right in front of them,'' when he comes to their defense. Deconstructed in that this fills the babies with so much pent-up rage and hatred for Ludlow that the moment they're finally freed, [[TheDogBitesBack they promptly turn on him and tear him to pieces.]]]]
* ''Fanfic/SilentPonyvilleChronicles'': And how. If what happens to Pinkie in 1, and Fluttershy in 2 doesn't qualify, then this troper can't imagine anything that DOES. And from the look of it, 3 is shaping up to do the same to Twilight...
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Prevalent in the '[[MultipleEndings bad ends]]'. [[DownerEnding One particular bad end]] in 2 was so soul-crushingly depressing that it prompted the aforementioned FixFic.]]
* England in ''FanFic/{{Snakeskins}}'', after [[spoiler:Italy's death]], he ends up crying over his best friend's mangled body calling out for his older brother.
* ''Blaine'' in ''FanFic/SolarWinds''. Oh so much.
* ''FanFic/SoulChess''
** Mia wants to do this to [[spoiler:Orihime]], but is stopped before she can.
** Sheesh if you thought [[TheStationsOfTheCanon the Hueco Mundo kidnapping was bad]] wait until you see how Orihime handles [[spoiler:coping with Ichigo’s death.]]
** [[spoiler:Kasumi used to actually enjoy living in hell, mostly because she knew no other life. [[RapeAsDrama Then she got raped]] and [[ChildByRape pregnant]]. [[DarkAndTroubledPast And other things]]]].
** [[spoiler:This is happening to Cornelia over and over and over again to the point of slowly hitting SanitySlippage. The only thing holding her together is Euphie and we [[ForegoneConclusion all know]] [[RhetoricalRequestBlunder how that turns out]]]]. [[spoiler:It [[DrivenToSuicide drives her to near suicide]] which then has Cornelia stay alive only to clear Euphie's name and eliminate Zero, which in turn causes her to find Nunnally and live for her. [[TraumaCongaLine Nonette dies along the way]], but Cornelia seems like she's slowly getting better, but she'll [[DespairEventHorizon never be the same]]]].
** Yachiru. In more of a literal sense as [[spoiler: her Zanpakuto [[CurbstompBattle beats her to a mess]]]] and it leaves Yachiru heartbroken [[spoiler: as well as severely injured.]]
* ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Starlight]]'': Lilo starts off the story dreaming about the deaths of her parents. [[spoiler: Then, after her assimilation by the Borg, not only is she forced to assimilate hundreds of people personally, but then to attempt to kill her best friend. This leaves Lilo in an emotionless state of detached apathy after she is rescued and severed from the Borg Collective.]]
** [[spoiler: Stitch himself after not only failing to rescue Lilo, but failing to ''find'' her as well.]]
** Experiment 628's plan for all of them is [[spoiler:to have the Borg assimilate them so they can [[AndIMustScream watch themselves slowly break beyond the point of no return.]] ]]
* In ''FanFic/StarsAbove'', [[LuckyStar Kagami]] goes through this [[spoiler:in the 2012 timeline. Tsukasa is killed right in front of her eyes, with her death serving as a StartOfDarkness that culminates in the destruction of the entire world.]]
** Let's be frank: by the later chapters, ''[[UpToEleven everyone]]'' in ''Stars Above'' has gone through this.
* In ''FanFic/TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape,'' Herald does this to Fluttershy through BreakThemByTalking during the attack on Canterlot, and also tries it with Celestia and the other Element Bearers (and seems to succeed in Pinkie's case). He also manages to break [[spoiler:Twilight]] by exploiting the fact that if you see him without his mask on, you go insane. Thankfully, everyone recovers by the time everything's done with.
* ''FanFic/SuperSentaiVsSuperSentai'', the story provides a CrossOver between old school and new school Franchise/SuperSentai team members, and one of the team members is ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'''s [[TheChick Miki Momozono/Goggle Pink]], who in her original series kept being a cheery and caring but still responsible and headstrong girl in a Sentai series considered still LighterAndSofter. Then in the 11th chapter... she witnessed her mother (who was added solely for the fic) brutally murdered in front of her eyes by someone considered one of [[Monster/SuperSentai the worst Complete Monsters in Sentai history]], [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Radiguet]]. It left Miki completely broken and started realizing fully that this time the enemy is much more brutal than Deathdark. She still tried to keep a strong face, but every of her friends knew she has been broken from the inside.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In case that being an orphan whose surviving parent is a bastard and being forced to fight giant monsters before being fifteen was not traumatic enough, Shinji gets targeted by all kind of super-powerful thugs and terrorists want to get him or the girl he is in love with.
* Tails begins to suffer this in ''Fanfic/TailsOfTheOldRepublic'' as he experiences the death and destruction around him.
* Slade in ''FanFic/TekkaDread'', despite his power had been put through the wringer after the mutiny on the Nirvana, then after witnessing the Melanos fleet fall before the Harvesters.
* ''FanFic/ThroughTheLookingGlass'':
** Almost happens to Cream in Penance. [[NearRapeExperience Key word being "almost".]]
** And then it happens to [[spoiler:Tooty]] in part 1 as backstory.
* ''FanFic/TotalMagicPonyIsland'':
** Happens quite thoroughly to Silver Spoon after her fight with Diamond Tiara, as she proceeds to [[spoiler: watch as her mentor, Zecora, is eliminated next, quickly followed by her, just as she was in love with Spike]].
** Also to [[spoiler: Apple Bloom, when Trixie turns her against Twilight for a short while before eliminating her just to stay in the game.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheTurnOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': [[spoiler:Battler]] starts off pretty broken, and [[spoiler:Haruhi]] breaks down over the course of the story, culminating in the Tea Party.
* Noriko Takaya and Nanami Kiryuu in ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures''.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Unfamiliar}}'' Louise promptly goes catatonic after she sees Alex [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly and ruthlessly kills some thugs]] with his {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s right in front of her.
* Alicia and Hotaru go through quick and milder forms of this when they learn about what their parents are up to in ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon''; their friendship provides a shelter for them both.
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* Michelle pretty much starts off broken in ''FanFic/AbigailAndTheRatsOfNIMH''. Abigail breaks soon after.
* Ami in ''FanFic/ABLUHairedMedic''.
* ''[[{{Fanfic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles}} Ace Combat: The Equestrian War]]'' takes a darker turn since chapter 7 where Firefly meets [[spoiler: Black Star]], a griffon who [[spoiler: burned her home, killed her parents and destroyed her dreams of becoming a Wonderbolt]]. Fluttershy is clearly traumatized in chapter 10 after she [[spoiler: killed Razor]] while trying to save Cloud Kicker's life, but that's nothing compared to Rainbow Dash suffering a heart-wrenching {{Heroic BSOD}} after being beaten up and betrayed by [[spoiler: Gilda]]. Medley becomes ''literally'' broken when [[spoiler: Gilda]] breaks her wings.
** ''[[FridgeLogic And that's not counting many nameless ponies who experience the horror of the war.]]''
** Turned UpToEleven in [[TearJerker chapter 15]]. [[spoiler: Two of Derpy's best friends die, with Carrot Top [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in her arms]]. In fit of grief and rage, she attacks Firefly (who tried to sympathize with her!), but due to Fluttershy's intervention, she calms down. After Derpy leaves to see Dinky, Cloud Kicker, unable to damp her emotions any longer, bursts into tears, scared of hearing about several ponies dying and the scene mentioned earlier. Additionally, she fears her best friend, Lightning Bolt, may die in the war as well]]. Yes, the most cheerful pony among the main heroines is briefly reduced to a ''sobbing wreck''.
* This certainly seems to be the direction the story is taking with Twilight in ''FanFic/AHollowInEquestria''.
* GLaDOS does this to most of the main cast in ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies''.
* Rapture is not kind to the Mane Six in ''FanFic/BeyondTheSea''.
* ''Fanfic/BloodRainingNight'': [[spoiler:Reicheru's eyes get gouged out and her limbs get pulled off in a rack after her father throws her baby off a cliff in Chapter 22.]]
* ''FanFic/BloodThatFlows'':
** Poor Lutecia. She never had a chance.
** What Garoth did to Nanoha would leave lasting mental scars on her.
* In ''FanFic/TheBoyWithTheMagicNotebook'', Maxwell decides to use his experience from saving his sister and working with the DC Universe to help the heroes of ''Literature/{{Worm}}''. While he certainly starts off with a good effort, the attack from Shatterbird not only brings him to the brink but his efforts to heal people accidentally make it ''worse'', leaving him hiding in an alleyway and making Super Medicine for hours on end without stopping or rest while crying the whole time through.
* ''FanFic/BrutalSeries'':
** Russia.
** Amer.
** Shiran comes dangerously close to this, almost losing all hope after [[spoiler: being shot with an arrow. Winning the Games and meeting Amer]] seems to help him get somewhat better, though.
** Feli. A process which apparently started with [[spoiler: her sister's]] death.
** Palis. Although it’s more like 'broken from the moment we meet her.'
** Lili completely gives up and waits for death after [[spoiler: Yao hits her the first time.]]
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', there are several candidates, but [[spoiler: Diana]] stands out. From infancy, she had to endure murder attempts from [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Hera]] simply because of her heritage, was [[BlessedWithSuck blessed with]] [[PsychicPowers Empathic abilities]] from a very young age which she cannot turn off (and mean that she's somewhat prone to getting the classic PsychicNosebleed and [[IAmHavingSoulPains catching psychic backlash]]), contributing to her WiseBeyondTheirYears demeanour. After that, her parents managed to get sent to Asgard as a Ward of the Throne, on the grounds that Hera wouldn't dare to cross Odin (or perhaps more accurately, [[MamaBear Frigga]]), under the partial guardianship of her aunt Athena. Oh, and there's BloodKnight tendencies that are literally InTheBlood, and she has to struggle against them, or they could turn her into TheBerserker. Then, after briefly being aged up and being battered by the psychic impressions of some fairly vile monsters, she sees most of her few friends almost killed by a KillerRobot, one of them nearly incinerated by it. She steps in and nearly goes the same way, snapping. Mercifully, she's given a cool-down hug, but it's close. This isn't an exhaustive list. And she's about 12.
** Carol also comes pre-broken, having physically developed, as it were, at a young age and by the age of 14, looks like a hot college student, leading to considerable harassment from guys her own age and much, much older. Most guys who try to befriend her are just out to get in her pants, other girls tend not to like her for the same reason, her excelling in the sports that she loves leads to her being tested for steroids and prior to meeting Harry she only has two close friends, Jean-Paul and Lex. The latter is her self-appointed KnightTemplarBigBrother and as a result, she sometimes has to act as a MoralityChain for him. And then she gets swept up with Harry and company and ends up [[spoiler: pulling what nearly becomes a SenselessSacrifice, barely surviving, nearly being eaten alive by a giant werewolf]]. Needless to say, she has BadDreams afterwards.
** Ditto Jean-Paul. He's gay, a mostly closeted mutant and [[spoiler: his twin sister is apparently insane and only really responds to him]], is visibly discriminated against because of this, and what little he reveals of his considerable HiddenDepths suggests that he's a StepfordSmiler under the happy-go-lucky [[CampGay camp]] ChivalrousPervert persona.
** Harry himself is something of an example, shown more clearly by the fact that his coming into the care of a loving family means that he starts to open up, stop repressing and sometimes, show how much damage the Dursleys really did. A couple of examples are an apparently throwaway comment to the Avengers that he's not used to [[{{Muggles}} 'normal people']] being nice to him and his tear jerking rant at Odin for, as he saw it, abandoning him (the truth is considerably more nuanced). [[spoiler: It becomes even worse when it's revealed that Jean's family, who visited when Harry was about seven, had every intention of adopting him and raising him in a loving family with Jean showing every sign of being a CoolBigSis / displaying a considerable BigSisterInstinct towards Harry, and would have done if not for the telepathic intervention of Sinister, who preferred to have Harry at his immediate disposal at Privet Drive. As Dumbledore laments when he hears about this, 'so much sorrow could have been averted'.]] And that's all before you take into account the periodic murder attempts he endures.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Throughout the story Shinji has to fight {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. In the process he gradually stops being human, loses his -blood and surrogate- family and almost all his friends and [[spoiler:although they win, he and Asuka are so removed from baseline humans that they say goodbye to their last remainder friends and leave human civilization forever.]]
* In the Massive Crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8064924/1/Character_Chronicles Character Chronicles]]'', poor [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Sora]] gets absolutely broken to bits.
* Ryoko comes pre-broken in ''Fanfic/ChiAndChakra''.
* Oh dear heavens, the events in the first season of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''.
** Literature/SherlockHolmes is the first character to get this treatment, being framed for murder and having [[spoiler:his sentence carried out: [[AndIMustScream having his consciousness pulled out of his body and his body put into stasis]].]] Of course, with him being one of the heroes, he ends up physically okay but mentally shaken. BadDreams are implied to follow.
** In the very next episode, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] gets this. The circumstances differ from "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood", but his human self still does ''not'' want to die. His pleading with Watson is ''heartbreaking''.
** Beth Lestrade in the season finale: see BrokenBird for further details. Even worse, she undergoes this ''twice'', the second time occurring off-screen between seasons.
** Poor Sherlock gets one more time, himself, in a far milder but more tear-jerking way, also in-between seasons. [[spoiler:He spends forty-two years waiting for his wife to return to him, and he barely gets through the first ''ten''.]]
* In the CodeGeass[=/=]TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7002819/1/Code_Geass_There_Is_Only_War Code Geass: There Is Only War]]'', the sole fact that Shirley is in the cast makes you [[GenreSavvy expect]] this trope. And it happens in the first chapter, [[spoiler: Shirley accidentally kills Rivalz]].
* ''FanFic/TheCriesOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': Ok, [[spoiler:Itsuki]] isn't exactly one, but seeing him breaking down is....rather unsettling.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5593633/1/The_Dead_Are_Undead The Dead are Undead]]'' has Karin Kurosaki subjected to nightmares unlike anything imaginable. Her world is turned upside down by a ZombieApocalypse and worst of all [[spoiler: Yuzu is shot in the face, right before her eyes.]] Then it just goes downhill as each new friend she makes dies in horrific ways including having their guts yanked out, being torn to shreds, being eaten alive and also DrivenToSuicide.
* ''Fanfic/DeadOrAlive4TheDevilFactor'': Over the course of several chapters, Ayane is repeatedly {{Mind Rape}}d by a [[spoiler:newly resurrected, demonized Raidou]], who sends her thoughts and nightmares about the loved ones she's lost to the point where she begins to question her sanity. It reaches its climax when he manipulates her into attempting to seduce Dante, who resists her attempts and gets her to snap out of it. By that point, however, Ayane is so scared and heartbroken over it all that she asks to stay with Dante for the night because she doesn't want to be alone.
* ''Fanfic/DeathNoteEquestria'': The first two Kiras were both nice ponies before a KarmaHoudini villain made them hit the DespairEventHorizon, and the Third Kira only started killing after being forced into the role by Mer (and it seems to be taking a psychological toll).
* Kari Kamiya/Celesta X during the War Games Saga of ''FanFic/DigimonFusionKai''. She recovers but delves into the darkside and becomes bloodlusted. She gets better again after that.
* Alice, the little girl in Chapter 2 of ''Fanfic/EaglesFall'' who watches a GDI sniper die before her. [[spoiler:By Chapter 7, the sheer fatigue of the war has left her drained of all emotion, which may have played a part in her mother committing suicide. And she doesn't even realise it.]]
* ''Fanfic/ElfenLiedChildrenOfDestruction'': [[{{TearJerker}} Several cuties, actually.]]
** [[spoiler: Played straight and deconstructed with Gohan. In comparison with the original series, he actually does get broken over his traumatic childhood experiences. This eventually leads to Gohan making several mistakes that result in the deaths of his friends, most of his family and the destruction of his homeworld. It effects Gohan immensely at the start of the story and causes him to be [[SelfDeprecation highly critical and over jugdemental of his actions.]] After moving into Maple House, he slowly starts to get better.]]
** Mayu is already broken at her introductory chapter. [[spoiler: [[RapeAsDrama Being raped by your stepfather,]] [[EtTuBrute betrayed by your own mother when you finally tell her what happened,]] [[TheRunaway being forced to run away from your home to escape it all,]] [[YankTheDogsChain then having your only friend taken away will do that to you...]] [[SerialEscalation oh, and said child molesting stepfather finding you after running away.]] Like Gohan, after moving into Maple House she slowly starts to get better.]]
** [[{{TragicVillain}} Lucy.]] [[{{BrokenBird}} Enough]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds said.]]
** Inverted with Nana. Despite her harsh life in the facility, she is probably the most optimistic girl you'll ever meet.
** [[spoiler: Inverted with Juuichi. Instead of breaking under the facilities experiments, she grows stronger, both physically and mentally, to the point of developing a cocky and haughty personality that takes great pride in not only having survived, but even thrived in the harsh evironment.]]
* ''Fanfic/{{Equestrylvania}}'' has several moments where the main characters get broken. Twilight's brother [[spoiler: gets bitten by the Giant Bat and is driven violently insane]], Fluttershy's [[spoiler: critter friends all go rabid and slaughter each other before going out and attacking Ponyville]], and worst of all, Sweetie Belle sees her childhood come to an abrupt and terrifying end.
-->''As they run by a burning building, Sweetie Belle looks aside and sees herself and Rarity there, with their parents. It's a restaurant and everypony is having fun, laughing as the flames around them swallow them whole.''
-->''Shooting down the next street, Sweetie Belle looks at Rarity and suddenly she is much younger, and pushing Sweetie Belle down this very street in her stroller she loved so much when she was not even a year old. There is an overturned stroller on this street, and as she runs by, Sweetie Belle looks into the eyes of the zombie stepping over it.''
-->''They run by the lake, and Sweetie Belle sees herself and her parents there, feeding the ducks as strange, fishlike monsters jump out and begin to chase her and Rarity as they run by.''
** Roseluck gets {{Mind Rape}}d by [[EldritchLocation the Castle]], reducing to a broken, paranoid wreck who has to be institutionalized.
* Naruto/Rad in ''FanFic/EyeOfTheFox'', though he doesn’t really ‘break’ until [[spoiler:Kira gets put into a coma]], and even then he’s still optimistic since [[spoiler:he knows Kira is going to wake up later on]]. Arguably Kira, [[DeliberatelyCuteChild when he was still 'cute']].
* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella]] in ''FanFic/FaceTheStrange''. She gets [[RapeAsDrama raped]], [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization blamed for the whole thing]], and then [[DieForOurShip murdered]]. Keep in mind that Bella actually acts pretty kind from what little we see of her in this story.
* The ''LuckyStar''/''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover fic ''FallingStars'' has this in ''spades''. Kagami, Konata, and Tsukasa all get their turns being broken, and it is ''extremely'' jarring for anyone who enjoyed ''Lucky Star'' to see it happen.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'':
** Poor Pinkie takes Twilight's BreakingLecture about her drug addiction quite hard, but continues to take the Mint-Als, [[spoiler: until she meets Littlepip through her boosted Pinkie Sense.]]
%% ** Fluttershy.
* This is happening to Cobalt over the course of ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaAChildsHope'', and has been confirmed by WordOfGod to be pretty much the point of the story; show how the Wasteland would affect a child who can survive as well as an adult.
** Happens to Hope during her imprisonment at a raider camp. [[spoiler: However, she's soon back to being cheerful after getting back home.]]
* Life in Fillydelphia is harsh in ''FanFic/FalloutEquestriaMurkyNumberSeven''.
* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'':
** Happens to Morning Glory frequently, most notably when [[spoiler: she is betrayed by the Enclave and branded a Dashite.]] Again later, when [[spoiler: she loses a wing.]]
*** Yet again when [[spoiler: the killing joke turns her into Rainbow Dash—possibly even including a bit of her ''personality''—the one thing the Enclave hates more than a Dashite]].
*** And ''again'' when [[spoiler: her mother is revealed to be the leader of a violent cult and a monstrous cyborg besides, revealing this by brutally wounding Sky Striker]].
** [[spoiler: Fluttershy. A moment of indiscretion from Goldenblood destroyed their relationship and cost them their unborn daughter.]]
* ''FanFic/FateMegamiAtelier'': Considering who they're [[Literature/FateZero crossing]] [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei over]] with, this happens to pretty much the entire Atelier universe.
* ''Fanfic/ForciblyUnited'' is a sort-of cheesy look at ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' crossed-over with ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Then the Rock's Little Sister arc drops.
* [[spoiler: Tali's MindRape]] in ''Fanfic/GuiltySparks''
* In the second season of FanFic/HalkegeniaOnline, the endgame is absolutely brutal to [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Louise]] pictures that [=TriggerHappy=] uses as inspiration state that Louise never smiled again.
* ''Fanfic/TheHillOfSwords'': As a result of the dream cycle, Louise has been witnessing the many battles Shirou fought in back on Earth in all their [[Awesome/FateStayNight glory]], [[NightmareFuel/FateStayNight horror]], and [[TearJerker/FateStayNight heartache]].
* No so much as 'cute' in Kira's case, but after Chapter 9 of ''FanFic/InfiniteStratosPrototypeSpartan'', things take a turn for the worse.
* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'': The events of the failed initial Loops were not kind to the three prospective Anchors, Roll and Blues especially. The fact that they all somehow retain glitchy, corrupted memories of said events (which isn't supposed to be possible) doesn't help, either.
* In ''FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria'' Brainiac designs the SadisticChoice below in order to do this to Supermare, so that she's easier to assimilate into his storage machinery.
* ''FanFic/JusticeSocietyOfJapan'': [[spoiler: Sayaka gets hit with this a lot harder than in canon. Not only does Hitomi snatch Kyosuke, but she then gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Sho Minamimoto, and THEN she gets kidnapped by a bunch of monsters after trying to rescue Milly.]]
* ''FanFic/JustJoking'': [[spoiler:Joker tries to do this to Twilight. It is yet unknown whether or not he exceeded.]]
* ''Fanfic/LanternsOfEquestriaBlackestNight'': [[spoiler:The Black Lantern attack on Sweet Apple Acres does this to Applejack, in part because her ''dead family'' and '''Zecora''' are among the Black Lanterns.]] The sight of [[spoiler:Black Lantern Zecora]] also does this to Apple Bloom.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Although Shinji had spent ten years living alone after his father left him in the wake of his mother's death, he was getting better. And then [[spoiler:Bardiel hijacked Unit-03. Asuka got emotionally hurt, Touji got one arm and one leg removed and Hikari blamed ''him'' for it.]] When he confronted Gendo [[spoiler:his father used a kryptonite chunk against him.]] Shinji had to fight Zeruel straight after and he [[spoiler:got blown to the Moon.]] Literally. When he returned he rallied his friends to stop Gendo together, but his father was prepared, their assault failed and [[spoiler:Maya got maimed.]] And Kaji blamed ''him'' for it.
* Mostly Pre-broken in ''FanFic/TheMadScientistWars'', but that hasn't stopped this from occouring in game as well.
* ''Fanfic/MagicalPonyLyricalTwilight'':
** Fate Testarossa. Also, to a lesser extent, Arf in MPLT.
** Fate's case put a rather interesting twist on this trope. [[spoiler: It was triggered by Princess Celestia in a safe environment via {{Armor Piercing Question}}s because she had noticed that Fate's psyche had been left balanced on a razor's edge by Presea. So she decided to prevent Presea from potentially causing irreparable damage to Fate's psyche when she would set this off by breaking her early on, but gently and in a situation where it would be easy to pick up the pieces.]]
* Hibiki suffers from this in ''Fanfic/MuvLuvDYRL'' due to his time at a mental asylum. Not only was he subjected to be told his previous life was all in his head but he's also is disgusted with the xenophobia and racism by the Imperial Japanese forces.
* Pinkie has a bit of a bluescreen when the party finds the dead scout in ''Fanfic/MyLittleChronoTriggersAreMagic''.
* All of the Denarian's holders in ''Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians'', to some extent, after they have realized what they did under the coin's influence.
** An especially harsh example for [[spoiler: Twilight.]] She was completely and utterly broken, in mind, body, and spirit.
* In ''FanFic/OneAndOnlySon'' Soran saw Marianne's corpse and a traumatized Nunnally before Cornelia covered his eyes.
* In ''Fanfic/ThePersistenceOfLoss'' Xion undergoes a number of awful situations that gradually eat away at her naivete, [[spoiler: the peak of which being when she has to kill Riku at Venus Lighthouse.]]
* It seems that Peter's kidnapping will do this to him in ''FanFic/PiracyTheGeneticPirateOpera''. So far, he seems unfazed by the events and sees it as an opportunity to defeat Arthur.
* Trenchard [[spoiler: Akari]] in ''Fanfic/ReflectionsLostOnADarkRoad''.
* ''FanFic/{{Respect}}'' does this to [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Yayoi Kise]] [[spoiler:after she fails to save a fellow [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Puella Magi]] and an attempt to teach TheBully a lesson [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly]] [[OffWithHerHead wrong.]]]]
* ''FanFic/TheReturn'' is so dedicated to breaking Usagi that it is verging on HumiliationConga territory.
** It doesn't help that her powers were significantly {{Nerf}}ed with no reason yet given.
* Sarah Squall gets hit with this trope in ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces'', when [[spoiler:she is separated from her family and is forced to watch the plot spiraling off a cliff due to Ludlow's "intervention." Ludlow also tries to invoke the trope on Violet by turning her into a TyrannosaurusRex, [[BewareTheNiceOnes and predictably he fails miserably.]]]]
** Played straighter with the baby T. rexes, albeit with potentially deadly consequences. When the protagonists meet them, they have been separated from their parents and each other, and it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:Ludlow flat-out abused them before they were rescued. Then he shoots their father in the face, ''right in front of them,'' when he comes to their defense. Deconstructed in that this fills the babies with so much pent-up rage and hatred for Ludlow that the moment they're finally freed, [[TheDogBitesBack they promptly turn on him and tear him to pieces.]]]]
* ''Fanfic/SilentPonyvilleChronicles'': And how. If what happens to Pinkie in 1, and Fluttershy in 2 doesn't qualify, then this troper can't imagine anything that DOES. And from the look of it, 3 is shaping up to do the same to Twilight...
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Prevalent in the '[[MultipleEndings bad ends]]'. [[DownerEnding One particular bad end]] in 2 was so soul-crushingly depressing that it prompted the aforementioned FixFic.]]
* England in ''FanFic/{{Snakeskins}}'', after [[spoiler:Italy's death]], he ends up crying over his best friend's mangled body calling out for his older brother.
* ''Blaine'' in ''FanFic/SolarWinds''. Oh so much.
* ''FanFic/SoulChess''
** Mia wants to do this to [[spoiler:Orihime]], but is stopped before she can.
** Sheesh if you thought [[TheStationsOfTheCanon the Hueco Mundo kidnapping was bad]] wait until you see how Orihime handles [[spoiler:coping with Ichigo’s death.]]
** [[spoiler:Kasumi used to actually enjoy living in hell, mostly because she knew no other life. [[RapeAsDrama Then she got raped]] and [[ChildByRape pregnant]]. [[DarkAndTroubledPast And other things]]]].
** [[spoiler:This is happening to Cornelia over and over and over again to the point of slowly hitting SanitySlippage. The only thing holding her together is Euphie and we [[ForegoneConclusion all know]] [[RhetoricalRequestBlunder how that turns out]]]]. [[spoiler:It [[DrivenToSuicide drives her to near suicide]] which then has Cornelia stay alive only to clear Euphie's name and eliminate Zero, which in turn causes her to find Nunnally and live for her. [[TraumaCongaLine Nonette dies along the way]], but Cornelia seems like she's slowly getting better, but she'll [[DespairEventHorizon never be the same]]]].
** Yachiru. In more of a literal sense as [[spoiler: her Zanpakuto [[CurbstompBattle beats her to a mess]]]] and it leaves Yachiru heartbroken [[spoiler: as well as severely injured.]]
* ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Starlight]]'': Lilo starts off the story dreaming about the deaths of her parents. [[spoiler: Then, after her assimilation by the Borg, not only is she forced to assimilate hundreds of people personally, but then to attempt to kill her best friend. This leaves Lilo in an emotionless state of detached apathy after she is rescued and severed from the Borg Collective.]]
** [[spoiler: Stitch himself after not only failing to rescue Lilo, but failing to ''find'' her as well.]]
** Experiment 628's plan for all of them is [[spoiler:to have the Borg assimilate them so they can [[AndIMustScream watch themselves slowly break beyond the point of no return.]] ]]
* In ''FanFic/StarsAbove'', [[LuckyStar Kagami]] goes through this [[spoiler:in the 2012 timeline. Tsukasa is killed right in front of her eyes, with her death serving as a StartOfDarkness that culminates in the destruction of the entire world.]]
** Let's be frank: by the later chapters, ''[[UpToEleven everyone]]'' in ''Stars Above'' has gone through this.
* In ''FanFic/TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape,'' Herald does this to Fluttershy through BreakThemByTalking during the attack on Canterlot, and also tries it with Celestia and the other Element Bearers (and seems to succeed in Pinkie's case). He also manages to break [[spoiler:Twilight]] by exploiting the fact that if you see him without his mask on, you go insane. Thankfully, everyone recovers by the time everything's done with.
* ''FanFic/SuperSentaiVsSuperSentai'', the story provides a CrossOver between old school and new school Franchise/SuperSentai team members, and one of the team members is ''Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive'''s [[TheChick Miki Momozono/Goggle Pink]], who in her original series kept being a cheery and caring but still responsible and headstrong girl in a Sentai series considered still LighterAndSofter. Then in the 11th chapter... she witnessed her mother (who was added solely for the fic) brutally murdered in front of her eyes by someone considered one of [[Monster/SuperSentai the worst Complete Monsters in Sentai history]], [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Radiguet]]. It left Miki completely broken and started realizing fully that this time the enemy is much more brutal than Deathdark. She still tried to keep a strong face, but every of her friends knew she has been broken from the inside.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': In case that being an orphan whose surviving parent is a bastard and being forced to fight giant monsters before being fifteen was not traumatic enough, Shinji gets targeted by all kind of super-powerful thugs and terrorists want to get him or the girl he is in love with.
* Tails begins to suffer this in ''Fanfic/TailsOfTheOldRepublic'' as he experiences the death and destruction around him.
* Slade in ''FanFic/TekkaDread'', despite his power had been put through the wringer after the mutiny on the Nirvana, then after witnessing the Melanos fleet fall before the Harvesters.
* ''FanFic/ThroughTheLookingGlass'':
** Almost happens to Cream in Penance. [[NearRapeExperience Key word being "almost".]]
** And then it happens to [[spoiler:Tooty]] in part 1 as backstory.
* ''FanFic/TotalMagicPonyIsland'':
** Happens quite thoroughly to Silver Spoon after her fight with Diamond Tiara, as she proceeds to [[spoiler: watch as her mentor, Zecora, is eliminated next, quickly followed by her, just as she was in love with Spike]].
** Also to [[spoiler: Apple Bloom, when Trixie turns her against Twilight for a short while before eliminating her just to stay in the game.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheTurnOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': [[spoiler:Battler]] starts off pretty broken, and [[spoiler:Haruhi]] breaks down over the course of the story, culminating in the Tea Party.
* Noriko Takaya and Nanami Kiryuu in ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures''.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Unfamiliar}}'' Louise promptly goes catatonic after she sees Alex [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly and ruthlessly kills some thugs]] with his {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s right in front of her.
* Alicia and Hotaru go through quick and milder forms of this when they learn about what their parents are up to in ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon''; their friendship provides a shelter for them both.
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