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1st Apr '16 2:58:31 AM Anddrix
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* Sal Vikram from ''Literature/TimeRiders'', particularly by ''The Mayan Prophecy''. She's the youngest character and has to deal with [[spoiler:the fact that she was modeled on a real girl, making her seem like a fake]], on top of all the pressures of working for the agency and keeping history as it is.

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* Sal Vikram from ''Literature/TimeRiders'', particularly by ''The Mayan Prophecy''. She's the youngest character and has to deal with [[spoiler:the fact that she was modeled on a real girl, making her seem like a fake]], on top of all the pressures of working for the agency and keeping history as it is.should be.
21st Oct '15 11:25:38 AM AnneElliotsCat
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* This trope starts off right at the beginning of the novel: Literature/{{Clarissa}} is ''entirely'' built on this concept.



* In ''Literature/{{War and Peace}}'', [[TheCasanova Anatole Kuragin]] does this to Natasha Rostov by seducing her into abandoning her marriage with Prince Andrei and running away with him. People manage to foil Anatole's plan, but she's never the same afterwards.

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* In ''Literature/{{War and Peace}}'', [[TheCasanova Anatole Kuragin]] does this to Natasha Rostov by seducing her into abandoning her marriage with Prince Andrei and running away with him. People manage to foil Anatole's plan, but she's never the same afterwards. And then [[spoiler: Andrei dies. And Natasha marries ''Pierre'' of all people.]] That's what ''really'' breaks her.
16th Sep '15 8:34:56 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''Vulkan Lives'', this happens (ironically enough, given the title) to Vulkan, WhiteSheep of the Primarchs. He used to stand out as being caring and noble, but then he gets into Curze's hands and is tortured to the point of insanity. By the end of it, the only thing remaining of his mind is his knowledge of combat and unstoppable desire to murder Curze.
29th Jul '15 4:00:00 AM SanaMae
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** Effectively, ''every'' previous victor, since they all survived a televised fight to the death as teenagers. Special mention goes to Finnick Odair, who became the youngest person to ever win the Games at 14, and since then has [[spoiler: been used as a SexSlave by the Capitol, on the condition that Snow will kill his family if he refuses.]] He also had to watch his girlfriend (Annie, see above) lose her mind in her own games and later [[spoiler: be captured by the Capitol, he then gets to marry her but dies shortly after, never getting to meet his son.]]
21st Jun '15 1:17:14 PM Kankurette
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* Val's daughter Chris gets thoroughly broken in ''Literature/TheWomensRoom'', courtesy of a teenage rapist, and uncaring policemen and lawyers. She goes from a happy, precocious teenage girl to a frightened, miserable BrokenBird who gets terrified if her mother leaves the house, and can barely look her mother's friends or boyfriend in the eye. Eventually, Val sends her off to live with some friends on a commune. Chris is furious with Val, believing that her mother is abandoning her just when Chris needs her the most, and breaks off contact [[spoiler:(although she does attend Val's funeral).]] Sadly, [[spoiler:Mira]] never finds out what happened to her afterwards.

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* Val's daughter Chris gets thoroughly broken in ''Literature/TheWomensRoom'', ''[[Literature/TheWomensRoom The Women's Room]]'', courtesy of a teenage rapist, and uncaring policemen and lawyers. She goes from a happy, precocious teenage girl to a frightened, miserable BrokenBird who gets terrified if her mother leaves the house, and can barely look her mother's friends or boyfriend in the eye. Eventually, Val sends her off to live with some friends on a commune. Chris is furious with Val, believing that her mother is abandoning her just when Chris needs her the most, and breaks off contact [[spoiler:(although she does attend Val's funeral).]] Sadly, [[spoiler:Mira]] never finds out what happened to her afterwards.
21st Jun '15 1:16:34 PM Kankurette
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* Val's daughter Chris gets thoroughly broken in ''Literature/The WomensRoom'', courtesy of a teenage rapist, and uncaring policemen and lawyers. She goes from a happy, precocious teenage girl to a frightened, miserable BrokenBird who gets terrified if her mother leaves the house, and can barely look her mother's friends or boyfriend in the eye. Eventually, Val sends her off to live with some friends on a commune. Chris is furious with Val, believing that her mother is abandoning her just when Chris needs her the most, and breaks off contact [[spoiler:(although she does attend Val's funeral).]] Sadly, [[spoiler:Mira]] never finds out what happened to her afterwards.

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* Val's daughter Chris gets thoroughly broken in ''Literature/The WomensRoom'', ''Literature/TheWomensRoom'', courtesy of a teenage rapist, and uncaring policemen and lawyers. She goes from a happy, precocious teenage girl to a frightened, miserable BrokenBird who gets terrified if her mother leaves the house, and can barely look her mother's friends or boyfriend in the eye. Eventually, Val sends her off to live with some friends on a commune. Chris is furious with Val, believing that her mother is abandoning her just when Chris needs her the most, and breaks off contact [[spoiler:(although she does attend Val's funeral).]] Sadly, [[spoiler:Mira]] never finds out what happened to her afterwards.
21st Jun '15 1:15:59 PM Kankurette
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* Val's daughter Chris gets thoroughly broken in ''The Women's Room'', courtesy of a teenage rapist, and uncaring policemen and lawyers. She goes from a happy, precocious teenage girl to a frightened, miserable BrokenBird who gets terrified if her mother leaves the house, and can barely look her mother's friends or boyfriend in the eye. Eventually, Val sends her off to live with some friends on a commune. Chris is furious with Val, believing that her mother is abandoning her just when Chris needs her the most, and breaks off contact [[spoiler:(although she does attend Val's funeral).]] Sadly, [[spoiler:Mira]] never finds out what happened to her afterwards.

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* Val's daughter Chris gets thoroughly broken in ''The Women's Room'', ''Literature/The WomensRoom'', courtesy of a teenage rapist, and uncaring policemen and lawyers. She goes from a happy, precocious teenage girl to a frightened, miserable BrokenBird who gets terrified if her mother leaves the house, and can barely look her mother's friends or boyfriend in the eye. Eventually, Val sends her off to live with some friends on a commune. Chris is furious with Val, believing that her mother is abandoning her just when Chris needs her the most, and breaks off contact [[spoiler:(although she does attend Val's funeral).]] Sadly, [[spoiler:Mira]] never finds out what happened to her afterwards.
14th May '15 11:01:39 AM LaStella
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** Really, he saw his mother murdered when he was only a baby, then was shipped to abusive/neglectful relatives where he had been told that he should have died with his parents, constantly. Then he goes to Hogwarts where his ideal life of Magic is destroyed and he gets so much mental trauma that it's hilarious, getting attacked by a professor physically one of the ''least'' worst things to happen to him at that school. Then at 14 and 16 he watched [[spoiler: a classmate and his godfather die]] by [[GuiltComplex what he believes is his own fault]]. Then finds out that [[spoiler:he and Voldie have a kill or be killed thing going on.]]. And it keeps going on and on until the bright little boy who was awed by magic and wanted acceptance becomes an even more mentally scarred teenager who was destroyed and knew that [[spoiler:he actually had to die]] to save the 'world!'

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** Really, he saw his mother murdered when he was only a baby, then was shipped to abusive/neglectful relatives where he had been told that he should have died with his parents, constantly. Then he goes to Hogwarts where his ideal life of Magic is destroyed and he gets so much mental trauma that it's hilarious, getting attacked by a professor physically one of the ''least'' worst things to happen to him at that school. Then at 14 and 16 15 he watched [[spoiler: a classmate and his godfather die]] by [[GuiltComplex what he believes is his own fault]]. Then finds out that [[spoiler:he and Voldie have a kill or be killed thing going on.]]. And it keeps going on and on until the bright little boy who was awed by magic and wanted acceptance becomes an even more mentally scarred teenager who was destroyed and knew that [[spoiler:he actually had to die]] to save the 'world!'
29th Apr '15 8:13:43 AM ReGale
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* ''Literature/TheGirlNextDoor'' : Meg. A scary RippedFromTheHeadlines version (aka TruthInTelevision), as it's based on the case of Silvia Likens. Likens was an Indiana teen who was locked in a basement, tortured, and murdered. The book was made into a film. A TV movie starring Creator/EllenPage was also filmed about the case.

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* ''Literature/TheGirlNextDoor'' : Meg. A scary RippedFromTheHeadlines version (aka TruthInTelevision), as it's based on the case of Silvia Likens. Likens was an Indiana teen who was locked in a basement, tortured, and murdered. The book was made into a film. A TV movie starring Creator/EllenPage was also filmed about the case.case.
* ''Literature/RevancheCycle'': semi-subverted with the honor- and knighthood-obsessed Mari. She's psychologically tortured to the point of madness, her dreams are systematically shattered, and she ends up [[spoiler:throwing herself at the feet of the witch who tortured her, vowing her devoted service]]. Subverted in that [[spoiler:Mari was ''always'' murderously batshit crazy; when we first meet her, it's after another character spent a year drugging and brainwashing her, implanting a "good" personality to keep her under control. All the Owl really does, arguably, is bring back the original Mari]].
2nd Mar '15 9:41:11 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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