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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.
7th Mar '16 6:08:39 PM WillBGood
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* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'' novel ''Fall of Heroes'', Alex is in shock [[spoiler:after he accidentally causes Phantom's death]], and [[spoiler:Lone Sta]]r is not very coherent after his plan fails and reveals thereby how much the citizens of Sterling City support the imposters.

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* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'' novel ''Fall of Heroes'', Alex is in shock [[spoiler:after he accidentally causes Phantom's death]], and [[spoiler:Lone Sta]]r Star]] is not very coherent after his plan fails and reveals thereby how much the citizens of Sterling City support the imposters.
7th Mar '16 6:07:48 PM WillBGood
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* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: Lucy was [[spoiler:abducted by an evil witch and lived on mushrooms in the Arctic for a few months. When she was eleven.]] What's one to expect?

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* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]: Chronicles]]'': Lucy was [[spoiler:abducted by an evil witch and lived on mushrooms in the Arctic for a few months. When she was eleven.]] What's one to expect?
7th Mar '16 6:06:22 PM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/SongAtDawn: After [[spoiler: her traumatic first time]] Estela's love ballads fall flat because she's disillusioned. [[spoiler: Dragonetz 'reboots' her, so to speak, after having sex with her himself.]]

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* ''Literature/SongAtDawn: ''Literature/SongAtDawn'': After [[spoiler: her traumatic first time]] Estela's love ballads fall flat because she's disillusioned. [[spoiler: Dragonetz 'reboots' her, so to speak, after having sex with her himself.]]
7th Mar '16 6:05:40 PM WillBGood
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* In ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Chauntecleer falls into one after being reminded by [[BigBad Wyrm]] that he achieved very little by [[spoiler: killing Cockatrice.]] While in it, he accuses his NumberTwo, his LoveInterest, and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent an angel sent by God]] of betraying him. [[spoiler: He does recover, although not until after the final battle.]]

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* In ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'', ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Chauntecleer falls into one after being reminded by [[BigBad Wyrm]] that he achieved very little by [[spoiler: killing Cockatrice.]] While in it, he accuses his NumberTwo, his LoveInterest, and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent an angel sent by God]] of betraying him. [[spoiler: He does recover, although not until after the final battle.]]
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