History FreudianExcuse / LiveActionTV

3rd Nov '17 8:34:33 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Series/DocMartin'': Martin himself, whose LackOfEmpathy and fear of blood are both the result of the way he was treated as a child by his neglectful and borderline abusive parents. He doesn't even realize it's a problem.
18th Oct '17 12:27:51 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': It's made pretty clear that a big part of the reason why Frank Burns is such a JerkAss is that his entire childhood was miserable, complete with heaping helpings of [[AbusiveParents ParentalAbuse]] (both physically and mentally).

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': It's made pretty clear that a big part of the reason why Frank Burns is such a JerkAss is that his entire childhood was miserable, complete with heaping helpings of [[AbusiveParents ParentalAbuse]] Parental Abuse]] (both physically and mentally).
14th Sep '17 11:20:13 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': All of the Mord-Sith were kidnapped as girls, tortured until psychologically broken, and forced to kill their fathers as part of the training they underwent.
23rd Aug '17 1:28:40 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Monica's mother Judy was treated the same way by her own mother. While Judy's behavior never improves, it is implied that Monica's knowledge of this will enable her to avoid continuing the cycle with her own daughter.
26th Jul '17 4:08:58 PM gb00393
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** Cersei's hatred for Robert stems from him using her as a ReplacementGoldfish for Lyanna, to say nothing of his other ugly traits.
12th Jul '17 3:56:52 PM gb00393
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** Tywin Lannister's father Tytos was a weak man whose forgiving nature was mocked and exploited so frequently that it nearly brought ruin to their House, leaving Tywin to restore the power and glory of his family by any means necessary. Later, his beloved wife died in childbirth and his decades of loyal service as Hand of the King were rewarded with suspicion and derision by his increasingly mad former friend King Aerys II.

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** The reason why Tywin Lannister's Lannister is such a hardass is because his father Tytos was a weak man whose forgiving nature was mocked and exploited so frequently that it nearly brought bankruptcy and ruin to their House, leaving Tywin to restore the power and glory of his family by any means necessary. Despite this, he still has very fond memories of the man. Later, his beloved wife died in childbirth and his decades of loyal service as Hand of the King were rewarded with suspicion and derision by his increasingly mad former friend King Aerys II.II, which are also factors in his cold attitude towards life.
29th May '17 2:43:51 PM gb00393
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** George R.R. Martin himself has confirmed that Ramsay knew from a young age about his true parentage, but was completely disinherited. Therefore, a lot of his behavior is his desire for acknowledgement. Notably, however, it doesn't give him sympathy points in any way or justify anything he's done.
20th May '17 8:07:36 PM Qrow
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': "The Final Problem" gives some revelation on Sherlock and Mycroft's childhood that explains a ''lot'' about Sherlock's personality. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they actually had a sister named Eusus, who was...troubled. Sherlock also wasn't as friendless as we thought, because he had a best friend named Victor Trevor. Eusus caused Victor to go missing out of jealousy and refused to tell anyone where he was (turns out she trapped him in a well and left him to die) beyond a confusing riddle that no one could solve, despite Sherlock trying endlessly. After Eusus was committed, and later had her death faked, a heavily traumatized Sherlock dealt with it by writing both his sister and his best friend out of his memory entirely, forgetting either existed]]. It's implied this is the reason for both Sherlock's unwillingness to get close to people at the start of the series, and his pathological need to solve the unsolvable.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': "The Final Problem" gives some revelation [[TheReveal revelations]] on Sherlock and Mycroft's childhood that explains a ''lot'' about Sherlock's personality. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they actually had a sister named Eusus, Eurus, who was...troubled. [[EnfantTerrible trou]][[CreepyChild bled]]. Sherlock also wasn't as friendless [[FriendlessBackground friendless]] as we thought, because he had a best friend named Victor Trevor. Eusus Eurus caused Victor to go missing out of jealousy and refused to tell anyone where he was (turns ([[AdultFear turns out she trapped him in a well and left him to die) die]]) beyond a confusing riddle that no one could solve, despite Sherlock trying endlessly. After Eusus Eurus was committed, and later had her death faked, a heavily traumatized Sherlock dealt with it by [[RepressedMemories writing both his sister and his best friend out of his memory entirely, entirely]], forgetting either existed]]. It's implied this is the reason for both Sherlock's unwillingness to get close to people at the start of the series, and his pathological need to solve the unsolvable.
20th May '17 10:28:14 AM Qrow
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': "The Final Problem" gives some revelation on Sherlock and Mycroft's childhood that explains a ''lot'' about Sherlock's personality. [[spoiler: As it turns out, they actually had a sister named Eusus, who was...troubled. Sherlock also wasn't as friendless as we thought, because he had a best friend named Victor Trevor. Eusus caused Victor to go missing out of jealousy and refused to tell anyone where he was (turns out she trapped him in a well and left him to die) beyond a confusing riddle that no one could solve, despite Sherlock trying endlessly. After Eusus was committed, and later had her death faked, a heavily traumatized Sherlock dealt with it by writing both his sister and his best friend out of his memory entirely, forgetting either existed]]. It's implied this is the reason for both Sherlock's unwillingness to get close to people at the start of the series, and his pathological need to solve the unsolvable.
13th May '17 10:43:10 PM Discar
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': [[spoiler:Grant Ward]] was abused by his family growing up, even being forced to abuse his younger brother in turn. When he tried to fight back by burning the house down, he failed, was arrested, and then recruited into HYDRA by [[spoiler:John Garrett]]. He was dumped in the woods for a month with a dog to teach him how to survive, then ordered to shoot the dog after. And then he was sent to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D., take part in the HYDRA uprising, kill one of the last leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D., and dump two of his best friends into the ocean. Overall, [[spoiler:Grant Ward]] is a deconstruction of the FreudianExcuse; all the terrible things that happened to him do not excuse everything he did in return.
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