History HeroicBSOD / Literature

3rd Oct '17 8:52:00 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). The first time is when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and the second is some time later when he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].

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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). The first time is when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and the second is some time later when he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].
3rd Oct '17 8:50:40 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). The first time is when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and the second is when, some time later, he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].

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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). The first time is when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and the second is when, some time later, later when he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].
3rd Oct '17 8:50:03 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). First when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and then when he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].

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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). First The first time is when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and then when the second is when, some time later, he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].
3rd Oct '17 8:48:46 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, Piccadilly has two of these, both in the same book (''The Final Reckoning''). First when he discovers that [[spoiler: everyone in his home, Holeborn, has been savagely slaughtered by Morgan's rat army]], and then when he sees that [[spoiler: his friend Marty did not survive the attack after all, and his skin is being used as the rats' flag]].
30th Sep '17 9:46:59 PM LummoxJR
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* In ''Literature/{{Below}}'' this happens early on to Brenish. He planned to get a real job in the city over the winter to save up to marry Cirawyn. Unfortunately his OneLastJob as a highwayman goes incredibly wrong, and he falls apart when he realizes his last chance is blown. He doesn't snap back until he's forced to bluff to his boss about the fake treasure map he has, because [[ConsummateLiar lying is his element]].
** And later this happens to [[spoiler:Cirawyn]] upon figuring out the map is a fake—well after [[DungeonCrawling the quest]] is underway.
30th Sep '17 5:22:36 PM nombretomado
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* Draffut has one at the end of ''[[BooksOfSwords Sightblinder's Story]]'' when he realizes that he has accidentally caused the death of a human being. Since his entire existence had been dedicated to the service, protection, and healing of mankind, this kind of makes him lose his mind.

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* Draffut has one at the end of ''[[BooksOfSwords ''[[Literature/BookOfSwords Sightblinder's Story]]'' when he realizes that he has accidentally caused the death of a human being. Since his entire existence had been dedicated to the service, protection, and healing of mankind, this kind of makes him lose his mind.
27th Aug '17 3:44:49 AM Doug86
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* At the end of the third ''SirAproposOfNothing'' novel, the eponymous (anti)hero gets an (anti)HeroicBSOD when he learns that [[HurricaneOfPuns Verah Wang Ho]], the leader of an Asian-like crime syndicate and his temporary lover, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal is the Emperor's...brother]]. [[spoiler:The BSOD consists of Apropos saying "I don't care" over and over, which just happens to be the trigger word of his InfinityPlusOneSword, and the repeated triggering of the sheathed sword eventually causes a Hiroshima-like explosion (which is lampshaded in the last chapter, when he gives the sword to a fat man and his little boy).]]

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* At the end of the third ''SirAproposOfNothing'' ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' novel, the eponymous (anti)hero gets an (anti)HeroicBSOD when he learns that [[HurricaneOfPuns Verah Wang Ho]], the leader of an Asian-like crime syndicate and his temporary lover, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal is the Emperor's...brother]]. [[spoiler:The BSOD consists of Apropos saying "I don't care" over and over, which just happens to be the trigger word of his InfinityPlusOneSword, and the repeated triggering of the sheathed sword eventually causes a Hiroshima-like explosion (which is lampshaded in the last chapter, when he gives the sword to a fat man and his little boy).]]
24th Jun '17 7:05:30 AM Piterpicher
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* Hana and Kip's backstories in ''TheEnglishPatient'', when their father and [[AFatherToHisMen mentor]], respectively, are killed. Kip gets one at the climax of the book, when [[spoiler:he learns about the bombing of Hiroshima]].

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* Hana and Kip's backstories in ''TheEnglishPatient'', ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient'', when their father and [[AFatherToHisMen mentor]], respectively, are killed. Kip gets one at the climax of the book, when [[spoiler:he learns about the bombing of Hiroshima]].
8th Mar '17 5:49:12 PM nombretomado
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** For that matter, Tarma and Kethry do this in their backstories, both of which involve rape. MercedesLackey employs this trope rather liberally.

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** For that matter, Tarma and Kethry do this in their backstories, both of which involve rape. MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey employs this trope rather liberally.
22nd Feb '17 4:44:05 PM Discar
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--> '''Artemis''': "You didn't [[spoiler:kill my friends]]. That never happened."

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--> '''Artemis''': "You You didn't [[spoiler:kill my friends]]. That never happened."


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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
** ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'': After Jasnah [[spoiler:learns that Shallan stole her Soulcaster]], Shallan sits in a hospital bed for days, staring at nothing and crying occasionally. She manages to snap out of it when she starts drawing again, and discovers a secret regarding what Jasnah is researching. She even confronts Jasnah and manages to get herself involved in the research.
** ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'': Flashbacks to Shallan's childhood show that she was like this for months after her mother died. She was completely mute, and did little more than sit and stare. She only spoke when her eldest brother tried to kill their father for killing their mother. Over time, she recovered more, and even managed to become TheHeart of her family. [[spoiler:Everyone thinks that the BSOD was because she watched her father kill her mother, but the truth is that Shallan's mother tried to kill her--and Shallan killed her first]].
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