History HeroicBSOD / Literature

12th Aug '16 12:32:56 AM PaulA
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* This happens to [[LoisMcMasterBujold Miles Vorkosigan]] from time to time -- a particularly graphic example is in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]''. With all he's been through, it's a wonder he ever comes out of it.

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* This In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', this happens to [[LoisMcMasterBujold Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan from time to time -- a particularly graphic example is in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]''.''Literature/{{Memory}}''. With all he's been through, it's a wonder he ever comes out of it.
23rd Jul '16 2:26:24 AM WillBGood
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* In ''{{Literature/Wonder 2012}}'', [[spoiler:August is unintentionally betrayed by his best friend Jack during Halloween, and he assumes this for a while. His sister Via helps him get out of this.]]

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* In ''{{Literature/Wonder ''Literature/{{Wonder 2012}}'', [[spoiler:August is unintentionally betrayed by his best friend Jack during Halloween, and he assumes this for a while. His sister Via helps him get out of this.]]
18th Jul '16 8:31:13 PM 20thcenturyvole
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* ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' contains a few examples, but perhaps the most dramatic is what happened to [[CoolOldGuy Admiral Lenton]] in ''Empire of Ivory''. Laurence comes back to England after a year away, with no word or sign of British dragons on their approach, and finds Admiral Lenton distracted, forgetful, and looking like he's aged ten years. It turns out [[spoiler:a kind of tuberculosis is killing the dragons of England, with no known cure, and Obversaria, Lenton's dragon of 40 years, was among the first to die.]] Jane Roland later tells Laurence that Lenton [[StiffUpperLip held up]] for a good three weeks before having a stroke.
13th Jul '16 9:44:09 AM GregPagano
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* OlderThanFeudalism examples in Literature/TheBible:

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* OlderThanFeudalism examples OlderThanDirt: In Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh, Enkidu's death knocks Gilgamesh flat. He has to watch him die over the course of twelve days, is utterly shellshocked when it happens, and by his own account refused to start the funeral rites until Enkidu's corpse was visibly rotting, because Gilgamesh has really hoped the violence of his grief could bring his friend back.
** He could have gone back for more of the Flower of Youth, but turns out having everyone say something is impossible and reckless, going out and doing it, then having it snatched away at the last second can change your outlook on things a bit.
* Examples
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11th Jun '16 4:02:33 PM nombretomado
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* Richard suffers this in ''Stone of Tears'', from the SwordOfTruth series, after finding out [[spoiler:Darken Rahl was his real father]].

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* Richard suffers this in ''Stone of Tears'', from the SwordOfTruth Literature/SwordOfTruth series, after finding out [[spoiler:Darken Rahl was his real father]].
11th Jun '16 12:46:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "A Witch Shall Be Born", the thought of turning against his queen, even though she suddenly turned into TheCaligula, drives Valerius into BrainFever. Especially when he is called a traitor.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "A Witch Shall Be Born", the thought of turning against his queen, even though she suddenly turned into TheCaligula, drives Valerius into BrainFever. Especially when he is called a traitor.



* Bruenor is in this state for much of ''[[LegacyOfTheDrowSeries Starless Night]]'' after the loss of his adopted son, Wulfgar.

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* Bruenor is in this state for much of ''[[LegacyOfTheDrowSeries ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheDrowSeries Starless Night]]'' after the loss of his adopted son, Wulfgar.
29th May '16 11:53:24 AM LittleGoat
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** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix]]'': Harry locks himself in his room and refuses to talk to anyone after hearing that [[spoiler:he is being possessed by the BigBad]]. However, he is promptly told by another main character [[spoiler:that he is being silly and nothing of the sort is happening, and everybody was jumping to conclusions anyway.]]

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** ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix]]'': ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': Harry locks himself in his room and refuses to talk to anyone after hearing that [[spoiler:he is being possessed by the BigBad]]. However, he is promptly told by another main character [[spoiler:that he is being silly and nothing of the sort is happening, and everybody was jumping to conclusions anyway.]]



* Two different characters each suffer one for almost the entirety of the second book of ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'' trilogy: After her husband dies, Phoebe is completely paralyzed and unable to communicate save by way of a code she worked out with her servant. Then Marcus, [[spoiler:thinking Hadassah has been killed by lions]], spends months so emotionally and spiritually devastated that he is unable to run the family estate and business like hes supposed to.

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* Two different characters each suffer one for almost the entirety of the second book of ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'' trilogy: After her husband dies, Phoebe is completely paralyzed and unable to communicate save by way of a code she worked out with her servant. Then Marcus, [[spoiler:thinking Hadassah has been killed by lions]], spends months so emotionally and spiritually devastated that he is unable to run the family estate and business like hes he's supposed to.
8th May '16 1:29:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''InDeath'': Eve has experienced this a few times, like in ''Conspiracy In Death''. Roarke definitely had one in ''Portrait In Death''.

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* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': Eve has experienced this a few times, like in ''Conspiracy In Death''. Roarke definitely had one in ''Portrait In Death''.
29th Apr '16 2:55:18 PM otakusapien
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* This happens to Ronan in the last book of ''Literature/TheRavenCycle'' after [[spoiler: his mother dies.]] This is made even worse by the fact that Ronan [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness is usually the most emotionally volatile]] of the group.
7th Mar '16 6:09:34 PM WillBGood
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* Literature/JohnCarterOfMars has experiences a massive one at the end of ''The Gods of Mars'', [[spoiler: when he witness his wife Dejah Thoris being locked up inside a inescapable dungeon, possibly starve to death, if not being murdered by an love rival that was imprisoned with her]]. After spending a decade away from her and the entire book trying to reunite with his beloved, he nearly loses the will to live and would have crossed [[DespairEventHorizon the next level]] had he not recovered.

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* Literature/JohnCarterOfMars has experiences a massive one at the end of ''The Gods of Mars'', [[spoiler: when he witness witnesses his wife Dejah Thoris being locked up inside a inescapable dungeon, possibly to starve to death, death if not being murdered by an a love rival that was imprisoned with her]]. After spending a decade away from her and the entire book trying to reunite with his beloved, he nearly loses the will to live and would have crossed [[DespairEventHorizon the next level]] had he not recovered.
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