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28th Aug '16 6:23:21 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope.

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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope. And, as it goes on, the prologue becomes increasingly DeliberatelyMonochrome.
27th Aug '16 11:20:01 AM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': This series was taking notes from EVA. The story starts with humanity on the brink of extinction and still gets worse. Every victory is countered by about ten more losses. Every time we think we understand the Titans a little bit, they prove the information wrong. Loads and loads of characters die, some you might actually like. But the saddest thing is, the series makes every human death depressing.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': This series was taking notes from EVA. The story starts with humanity on the brink of extinction and still gets worse. Every victory is countered by about ten more losses. Every time we think we understand the Titans a little bit, they prove the information wrong. Loads and loads of characters die, some you might actually like. But the saddest thing is, the series makes every human death depressing.depressing.
* This is episodes 8-10 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' in a nutshell. First, [[IllGirl Hayate's]] condition starts to worsen, forcing her to be hospitalized and gives her months to live at best. Then [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Suzuka's attempts at a surprise party]] cause Nanoha and Fate to discover that the Hayate is the the mast of the Book of Darkness and the Wolkenritter try to kill them in a desperate bid to protect their master. [[spoiler: Then Hayate [[ForcedToWatch watches her family get slaughtered by the masked men]] who are disguised as Nanoha and Fate, [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening causing her to activate The Book of Darkness]] and start TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Then Fate is absorbed by the book, leaving Nanoha to have to fight a PhysicalGod alone.]]
28th Jul '16 12:34:43 PM Willbyr
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* ''DGrayMan'''s protagonist, Allen Walker's entire life is this trope. He's abandoned by his parents at birth because of his apparently deformed arm. As a very young child he works at a circus where he's beaten by the clowns. He's finally adopted by Mana at the age of seven, only to lose him three years later. Then Allen makes a contract with the Millennium Earl to [[CameBackWrong bring his foster father back]], only to have Mana [[CursedWithAwesome curse him]] before Allen unwillingly kills his now-Akuma father with his own Anti-Akuma weapon arm. The trauma turns his hair white. Then he goes through hellish training with General Cross for four years, which leads to him becoming an exorcist. After that it's just one horrible situation after another, including: [[spoiler: losing his arm, and Innocence, and getting a hole torn out of his heart thanks to Tyki]] and [[spoiler: seeing the only place that he could ever call home, the Order, almost be destroyed by a Level Four Akuma attack]]. [[TheWoobie Think he deserves a break?]] Too bad: it goes FromBadToWorse. The night before [[spoiler: his mentor dies]] he is told that [[spoiler: he is [[TomatoInTheMirror the host of the batshit evil Fourteenth Noah]] who wants to [[EnemyWithin take over his body and personality]] in order to become the Millennium Earl... and he'll have to kill someone who he loves dearly]]. It hasn't gotten any better since then.

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* ''DGrayMan'''s ''Manga/DGrayMan'''s protagonist, Allen Walker's entire life is this trope. He's abandoned by his parents at birth because of his apparently deformed arm. As a very young child he works at a circus where he's beaten by the clowns. He's finally adopted by Mana at the age of seven, only to lose him three years later. Then Allen makes a contract with the Millennium Earl to [[CameBackWrong bring his foster father back]], only to have Mana [[CursedWithAwesome curse him]] before Allen unwillingly kills his now-Akuma father with his own Anti-Akuma weapon arm. The trauma turns his hair white. Then he goes through hellish training with General Cross for four years, which leads to him becoming an exorcist. After that it's just one horrible situation after another, including: [[spoiler: losing [[spoiler:losing his arm, and Innocence, and getting a hole torn out of his heart thanks to Tyki]] and [[spoiler: seeing [[spoiler:seeing the only place that he could ever call home, the Order, almost be destroyed by a Level Four Akuma attack]]. [[TheWoobie Think he deserves a break?]] Too bad: it goes FromBadToWorse. The night before [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his mentor dies]] he is told that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is [[TomatoInTheMirror the host of the batshit evil Fourteenth Noah]] who wants to [[EnemyWithin take over his body and personality]] in order to become the Millennium Earl... and he'll have to kill someone who he loves dearly]]. It hasn't gotten any better since then.
1st Jul '16 7:03:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ends its first two arcs with things getting incredibly worse. The first arc [[spoiler: has Kenji and Fukubei seemingly die stopping [[BigBad Friend's]] HumongousMecha, Friend take credit for its destruction and become the beloved savior of Japan]] while the second [[spoiler: ends with an even more sadistic man [[LegacyCharacter taking over Friend's identity]], killing a ridiculous amount of the world's population and becoming the president of the world.]] Both instances are also [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]].

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* ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'' ends its first two arcs with things getting incredibly worse. The first arc [[spoiler: has Kenji and Fukubei seemingly die stopping [[BigBad Friend's]] HumongousMecha, Friend take credit for its destruction and become the beloved savior of Japan]] while the second [[spoiler: ends with an even more sadistic man [[LegacyCharacter taking over Friend's identity]], killing a ridiculous amount of the world's population and becoming the president of the world.]] Both instances are also [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]].
28th Jun '16 2:49:29 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope. To put it simply, think the ProlongedPrologue as a non-physically violent, goreless ''Anime/ElfenLied''.

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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope. To put it simply, think the ProlongedPrologue as a non-physically violent, goreless ''Anime/ElfenLied''.
28th Jun '16 2:48:07 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope. To put it simply, think the ProlongedPrologue as a non-physically violent, goreless ''Anime/ElfenLied''.
3rd Jun '16 8:06:00 AM Willbyr
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* Both the anime ''and'' the manga of ''ChronoCrusade'' use this. ''Often''. Most of the examples are far too complicated to list here, but here's a few cliff note examples, avoiding spoilers as much as possible: After the heroes are attacked on a train, they seem to defeat their enemy -- only to put themselves into an even more dangerous situation. They win the fight, but inadvertently give information to the BigBad in the process. Another scene has the heroes finally reaching one of their goals, when they're attacked by the BigBad. Chrono attempts to protect Rosette, but gets badly wounded in the process. In the manga, his fear of [[BerserkButton Rosette getting hurt]] causes him to fly into an UnstoppableRage [[spoiler: and unseal his powers, which drains Rosette's lifespan drastically as he uses them. He manages to stop himself, only to be stabbed by Aion, who then takes off with one of the members of their Nakama.]] In the anime, Chrono recovers to fight Joshua--[[spoiler:removing his horns, but also "stopping" his time in the process. Aion then kidnaps Rosette and abandons Joshua and the other apostles for dead.]] And that's not even talking about how either the anime or the manga ''ends''...

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* Both the anime ''and'' the manga of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' use this. ''Often''. Most of the examples are far too complicated to list here, but here's a few cliff note examples, avoiding spoilers as much as possible: After the heroes are attacked on a train, they seem to defeat their enemy -- only to put themselves into an even more dangerous situation. They win the fight, but inadvertently give information to the BigBad in the process. Another scene has the heroes finally reaching one of their goals, when they're attacked by the BigBad. Chrono attempts to protect Rosette, but gets badly wounded in the process. In the manga, his fear of [[BerserkButton Rosette getting hurt]] causes him to fly into an UnstoppableRage [[spoiler: and unseal his powers, which drains Rosette's lifespan drastically as he uses them. He manages to stop himself, only to be stabbed by Aion, who then takes off with one of the members of their Nakama.]] In the anime, Chrono recovers to fight Joshua--[[spoiler:removing his horns, but also "stopping" his time in the process. Aion then kidnaps Rosette and abandons Joshua and the other apostles for dead.]] And that's not even talking about how either the anime or the manga ''ends''...
1st Jun '16 7:28:50 AM Willbyr
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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' takes it to a whole new level by the third film. [[spoiler: Shinji has set off the apocalypse twice, seen his only true friend/romantic interest explode right next to him, been shunned by everyone, the girl he was willing to destroy everything for is gone and replaced with a clone and he has had his one hope of making everything better crushed. By the end of the film, Shinji's too traumatised to move from his entry plug, and Asuka is still berating him for everything. ]]

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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' takes it to a whole new level by the third film. [[spoiler: Shinji [[spoiler:Shinji has set off the apocalypse twice, seen his only true friend/romantic interest explode right next to him, been shunned by everyone, the girl he was willing to destroy everything for is gone and replaced with a clone and he has had his one hope of making everything better crushed. By the end of the film, Shinji's too traumatised to move from his entry plug, and Asuka is still berating him for everything. ]]



* You think ''{{Claymore}}'' is pretty grim and bleak? Try chapter 95. [[spoiler:Bad news: a new type of Awakened Beings appear that have no weak points. Good news: they die on their own if you fight them long enough. Bad news: they reproduce exponentially by infecting people with their parasites. More bad news: Riful is still alive. Kinda good news: she is attacked by the Organization's hunter-killers. Good news: said hunter-killers are killed by Alice. Back to bad news: that's because Alice Awakened. Very bad news: Alice Awakened because Beth, Number ''#2'', was killed by one of those parasites that turn people into mindless monsters. And the very, ''very'' bad news: the cause of all this is still at large... and it is immensely more powerful than any of its spawns.]] Holy shit.

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* You think ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is pretty grim and bleak? Try chapter 95. [[spoiler:Bad news: a new type of Awakened Beings appear that have no weak points. Good news: they die on their own if you fight them long enough. Bad news: they reproduce exponentially by infecting people with their parasites. More bad news: Riful is still alive. Kinda good news: she is attacked by the Organization's hunter-killers. Good news: said hunter-killers are killed by Alice. Back to bad news: that's because Alice Awakened. Very bad news: Alice Awakened because Beth, Number ''#2'', was killed by one of those parasites that turn people into mindless monsters. And the very, ''very'' bad news: the cause of all this is still at large... and it is immensely more powerful than any of its spawns.]] Holy shit.
14th Apr '16 10:54:42 AM Berrenta
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* Just about the summary of most of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop plot that's been repeating itself for about forty thousand days (over a hundred years), and only ''one'' of the protagonists can remember the previous cycles.]] Typically follows this pattern: [[spoiler: two people die on the night of a festival, one person gets suspicious of his or her friends, the suspicious person kills someone, Rika turns up ritualistically murdered, and thousands of people die overnight.]]
** And then Minagoroshi-hen happens.
** And after that, in Matsuribayashi-hen, [[spoiler:ItGetsBetter]].

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* Just about the summary of most of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop plot that's been repeating itself for about forty thousand days (over a hundred years), and only ''one'' of the protagonists can remember the previous cycles.]] Typically follows this pattern: [[spoiler: two people die on the night of a festival, one person gets suspicious of his or her friends, the suspicious person kills someone, Rika turns up ritualistically murdered, and thousands of people die overnight.]]
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]] And then Minagoroshi-hen happens.
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happens. And after that, in Matsuribayashi-hen, [[spoiler:ItGetsBetter]].[[spoiler:though it gets better]].
12th Apr '16 1:41:59 AM aye_amber
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* The most glaring example, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' (which was inspired by NGE), is after episode 33. So, the little kid converted the bunny Deva into her partner. Yeah! There's no need to kill (there is no DisneyDeath in this series) the last (or so we think) enemy that we hadn't met so far! The title of episode 34? "[[spoiler:The Kindhearted Hero, Leomon]] Dies!". Oh, [[OmnicidalManiac it got worse]], ''[[NightmareFuel/{{Anime}} much worse]]'', and [[MindRape then some]]. The main characters are ''10 years old'' (bumped up to 13 in the dub).

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* The most glaring example, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' (which was inspired by NGE), is after episode 33. So, the little kid converted the bunny Deva into her partner. Yeah! There's no need to kill (there is no DisneyDeath in this series) the last (or so we think) enemy that we hadn't met so far! The title of episode 34? "[[spoiler:The Kindhearted Hero, Leomon]] Dies!". Oh, [[OmnicidalManiac it got worse]], ''[[NightmareFuel/{{Anime}} ''[[NightmareFuel/AnimeAndManga much worse]]'', and [[MindRape then some]]. The main characters are ''10 years old'' (bumped up to 13 in the dub).
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