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18th Dec '16 11:27:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* The final two episodes of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' are the moment when the series starts spiraling into horror, concluding the Band of the Hawks arc on a very horrific and depressing note. It all starts when Griffith, having crossed the DespairEventHorizon and finding his Crimson Behelit again, uses it to transport everyone to hell. After the Godhand explain the nature of demons, Griffith accepts their DealWithTheDevil despite Guts's best attempts to reach him. [[spoiler:Because the Eclipse is the ceremony for the birth of a new Godhand, which only happens once every 216 years, every demon in the Berserk universe (with the exception of Zodd, who in the manga is busy fighting the Skull Knight) comes out of the woodwork to eat the Band of the Hawk alive. Many characters that we had come to like die horribly until only Guts and Casca are left, Guts because he makes a very badass showing against demon after demon after getting his bearings, and Casca because Pippin and Judeau, the two best warriors of the Hawks other than Guts and Griffith, sacrifice themselves to keep her alive and because the monsters have even ''worse'' in mind for her than being eaten. As Guts tries to save her, a demon snaps its jaws around his arm as he tries to reach her. Then Griffith gets reborn as Femto, the fifth member of the Godhand, and gets his hands on the now-naked Casca, who he proceeds to start [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty having his way with]]. Guts does everything he can to make a dent in the demon's hide, and when the sword he appropriated from Gaston breaks, Guts uses what's left of the sword to ''[[LifeOrLimbDecision chisel off his own arm]]'' in a serious {{Badass}} moment to free himself so he can save Casca and kill Femto, a HopeSpot that is very cruelly quashed when Guts finally gets free and rushes Femto, only to be basically dogpiled by a whole mess of monsters, pinned down, [[EyeScream his right eye clawed out]], and ForcedToWatch as Femto rapes Casca to insanity right in front of him]]. And that's the point where the anime ends.

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* The final two episodes of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' are the moment when the series starts spiraling into horror, concluding the Band of the Hawks arc on a very horrific and depressing note. It all starts when Griffith, having crossed the DespairEventHorizon and finding his Crimson Behelit again, uses it to transport everyone to hell. After the Godhand explain the nature of demons, Griffith accepts their DealWithTheDevil despite Guts's best attempts to reach him. [[spoiler:Because the Eclipse is the ceremony for the birth of a new Godhand, which only happens once every 216 years, every demon in the Berserk universe (with the exception of Zodd, who in the manga is busy fighting the Skull Knight) comes out of the woodwork to eat the Band of the Hawk alive. Many characters that we had come to like die horribly until only Guts and Casca are left, Guts because he makes a very badass showing against demon after demon after getting his bearings, and Casca because Pippin and Judeau, the two best warriors of the Hawks other than Guts and Griffith, sacrifice themselves to keep her alive and because the monsters have even ''worse'' in mind for her than being eaten. As Guts tries to save her, a demon snaps its jaws around his arm as he tries to reach her. Then Griffith gets reborn as Femto, the fifth member of the Godhand, and gets his hands on the now-naked Casca, who he proceeds to start [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty having his way with]]. Guts does everything he can to make a dent in the demon's hide, and when the sword he appropriated from Gaston breaks, Guts uses what's left of the sword to ''[[LifeOrLimbDecision chisel off his own arm]]'' in a serious {{Badass}} badass moment to free himself so he can save Casca and kill Femto, a HopeSpot that is very cruelly quashed when Guts finally gets free and rushes Femto, only to be basically dogpiled by a whole mess of monsters, pinned down, [[EyeScream his right eye clawed out]], and ForcedToWatch as Femto rapes Casca to insanity right in front of him]]. And that's the point where the anime ends.
18th Dec '16 9:40:37 AM Monolaf317
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18th Dec '16 9:40:04 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope. And, as it goes on, the prologue becomes increasingly DeliberatelyMonochrome.

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* ''Anime/KotouraSan'': Haruka's DarkAndTroubledPast lives and breathes this trope. And, as it goes on, the prologue DownerBeginning ProlongedPrologue becomes increasingly DeliberatelyMonochrome.
2nd Oct '16 2:26:35 PM Gamermaster
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* 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.]]

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* 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 a month 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 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''.
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