History HeroicBSOD / VideoGames

27th Sep '16 11:12:54 AM Valen
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* [[HelloInsertNameHere The Hero]] of ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' suffers a BSOD after BreakingSpeech from Jaania, leader of the enemy faction "The Rose" that wants to get rid of all magic. She reveals that if he/she hadn't saved Jaania, and therefore helped create The Rose, the AxCrazy pyromancer Xan would have set fire to the world. The normally joking and lighthearted hero takes a long time to think to himself about what the right thing to do is, even snapping at his allies in a brief fit of rage.

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* [[HelloInsertNameHere The Hero]] of ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' suffers a BSOD after BreakingSpeech from Jaania, leader of the enemy faction "The Rose" that wants to get rid of all magic. She reveals that if he/she hadn't saved Jaania, and therefore helped create The Rose, the AxCrazy pyromancer Xan would have set fire to the world. The normally joking and lighthearted hero takes a long time to think to himself him/herself about what the right thing to do is, even snapping at his his/her allies in a brief fit of rage.
27th Sep '16 11:12:04 AM Valen
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* [[HelloInsertNameHere The Hero]] of ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' suffers a BSOD after BreakingSpeech from Jaania, leader of the enemy faction "The Rose" that wants to get rid of all magic. She reveals that if he/she hadn't saved Jaania, and therefore helped create The Rose, the AxCrazy pyromancer Xan would have set fire to the world. The normally joking and lighthearted hero takes a long time to think to himself about what the right thing to do is, even snapping at his allies in a brief fit of rage.
17th Jul '16 9:35:41 AM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* Princess Elise having a breakdown in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' is an actual plot point. If the princess should ever cry, the fire spirit, Iblis (who is one half of the godly being, Solaris), [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan who is sealed within the princess' soul]], would be freed and destroy the world. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Mephiles]], the other half of Solaris, knows of the seal and aims to get Elise to cry by having Sonic die in front of her. After failing to get Silver to do the job, Mephiles does the job himself by attacking Sonic from behind. Elise witnesses Sonic dying before her eyes and lets out a BigNO, which breaks the seal on Iblis. Despite the world around her and everyone else teetering on the brink of destruction, Elise can't do anything but hold Sonic's lifeless body in her arms. It isn't until Sonic's friends give Elise a RousingSpeech that snaps her out of her despair, which has her become strong with resolve and uses the Chaos Emeralds to bring Sonic back to life.]]

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* Princess Elise having a breakdown in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' is an actual plot point. If the princess should ever cry, the fire spirit, Iblis (who is one half of the godly being, Solaris), [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan who is sealed within the princess' soul]], would be freed and destroy the world. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Mephiles]], the other half of Solaris, knows of the seal and aims to get Elise to be consumed with despair that she'd cry by having Sonic die in front of her. After failing to get Silver to do the job, Mephiles does the job himself by attacking Sonic from behind. Elise witnesses Sonic dying before her eyes and lets out a BigNO, which breaks the seal on Iblis. Despite the world around her and everyone else teetering on the brink of destruction, Elise can't do anything but hold Sonic's lifeless body in her arms. It isn't until she feel Sonic's presence in the wind, which is then followed by Sonic's friends give giving Elise a RousingSpeech that snaps her out of her despair, which has her become strong with resolve and uses the Chaos Emeralds to bring Sonic back to life.]]
12th Jul '16 7:38:39 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** [[AntiHero Niles']] backstory says that he got this, almost crossing the DespairEventHorizon, [[spoiler: when the thieves that he had spent almost all his life with [[EtTuBrute left him behind]] after their attempt to rob the Royal Palace of Nohr backfired on them.]] His mental state was so bad that [[spoiler: when he was discovered by [[BlackMage Prince Leo]], he told him [[GetItOverWith to execute him on the spot]] - ironically, that piqued Leo's interest and he decides to ''take Niles in as his subordinate'', which let Niles recover and became the source of his UndyingLoyalty to his lord.]]
12th Jul '16 7:33:44 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** The Avatar from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' suffers a big, ''big'' one when [[spoiler: his/her mother, Mikoto, dies in an HeroicSacrifice to protect them.]] This causes him/her to [[spoiler: go [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening into their Dragon Form]] for the first time in the story]], and it takes his/her best friend Azura a ''LOT'' to bring them back.

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** The Avatar from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' suffers several moments of HeroicBSOD in all 3 routes.
*** In Chapter 5, before the route split, they get
a big, ''big'' one when [[spoiler: his/her their mother, Mikoto, dies in an HeroicSacrifice to protect them.]] This causes him/her to [[spoiler: go [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening into their Dragon Form]] for the first time in the story]], and it takes his/her new best friend Azura friend, Azura, a ''LOT'' to bring them back.back.
*** In ''Birthright'', it's when [[spoiler: Lillith dies after sacrificing her life to prevent Hans from killing the Avatar]] in Chapter 23.
*** Also in ''Birthright'', it's when [[spoiler: both Elise and Xander die]] in Chapter 26.
*** In ''Conquest'', the Avatar gets this after [[spoiler: Ryoma commits HeroicSuicide to prevent the Avatar from killing him and to make it less likely for Garon to execute the Avatar for refusing]] in Chapter 25.
*** They also briefly suffer two moments of this in ''Revelation''. The first is when [[spoiler: Izana dies after doing a premonition that required his life to convince Takumi to believe in the Avatar]] at the end of Chapter 10. The second is when [[spoiler: Scarlet is killed by an Anankos-possesed Gunter]] at the start of Chapter 18.
** Also from ''Fates'', Felicia, one of the Avatar's maids, gets this in ''Birthright'' after [[spoiler: her sister, and co-maid, Flora, kills herself via SelfImmolation]] in Chapter 17. She comes to terms with it eventually, though.
6th Jul '16 8:13:53 PM Karxrida
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** Chrom and Lissa are hit with this HARD in FireEmblemAwakening after [[spoiler: Emmeryn's HeroicSuicide.]] It takes a YouAreNotAlone speech from the Avatar and the rest of the Shepherds to make them snap out of it.

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** Chrom and Lissa are hit with this HARD in FireEmblemAwakening ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' after [[spoiler: Emmeryn's HeroicSuicide.]] It takes a YouAreNotAlone speech from the Avatar and the rest of the Shepherds to make them snap out of it.
7th Jun '16 5:44:57 PM Pseudoname
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' companion story [[https://talk.turtlerockstudios.com/t/four-the-sword-chapter-one/25680 The Sword]], we learn this was Parnell's reaction to losing his ship and crew in an attempt to save innocents, as well as the innocents themselves. It doesn't help that the media [[HeroWithBadPublicity painted him as a ruthless pirate trying to loot a dying ship]].
29th May '16 3:45:20 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Sephiroth [[MoreThanMindControl convinces]] the hero Cloud [[spoiler:that he (Cloud) is not who he thinks he is; that he is in fact an attempt at "duplicating" the real Cloud, who had died several years earlier. The hero is so distraught at discovering he's the TomatoInTheMirror that he gives up the Weapon of Mass Destruction to his enemy. As all hell breaks loose, Cloud disappears, only to be found nearly comatose by his teammates a week later]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''
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Sephiroth [[MoreThanMindControl convinces]] the hero Cloud [[spoiler:that he (Cloud) is not who he thinks he is; that he is in fact an attempt at "duplicating" the real Cloud, who had died several years earlier. The hero is so distraught at discovering he's the TomatoInTheMirror that he gives up the Weapon of Mass Destruction to his enemy. As all hell breaks loose, Cloud disappears, only to be found nearly comatose by his teammates a week later]].



** Surprisingly, Sephiroth's [[AxCrazy current]] [[FallenHero nature]] was implied to be the direct result of this.

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** Surprisingly, Sephiroth's [[AxCrazy current]] [[FallenHero nature]] was implied to be the direct result of this.this, [[spoiler: having found out his ''actual'' origins]].



** In the original game, Barrett has a good one in Midgar when one of the city's upper plates crashes into the slums bellow killing his friends and, seemingly, his [[spoiler: adoptive]] daughter Marlene. All he could do is scream and shoot into the rubble.

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** In the original game, Barrett has a good one in Midgar when one of the city's upper plates crashes into the slums bellow killing his friends and, seemingly, his [[spoiler: adoptive]] daughter Marlene. All he could do is scream and shoot into the rubble.rubble, until Tifa recalled something Aerith had said and realized that Marlene was safe and alive elsewhere.



** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim and Eirika]] both also suffer of this when [[spoiler: [[BigBadFriend Lyon]], their childhood friend, takes the titular Sacred Stone of their country, destroys it, and basically tells them that they HAVE to kill him to stop him]]. Either [[LargeHam L'Arachel]] or [[GenkiGirl Tana]], depending on who's route you took, manage to snap them out of it by the next chapter.

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** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim and Eirika]] both also suffer of this when [[spoiler: [[BigBadFriend Lyon]], their childhood friend, takes the titular Sacred Stone of their country, destroys it, and basically tells them that they HAVE to kill him to stop him]]. Either [[LargeHam L'Arachel]] or [[GenkiGirl Tana]], depending on who's which route you took, has been take, manage to snap them out of it by the next chapter.


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** The Avatar from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' suffers a big, ''big'' one when [[spoiler: his/her mother, Mikoto, dies in an HeroicSacrifice to protect them.]] This causes him/her to [[spoiler: go [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening into their Dragon Form]] for the first time in the story]], and it takes his/her best friend Azura a ''LOT'' to bring them back.
7th May '16 5:32:55 PM jake38
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** The prequel ''CrisisCore'' gives [[ButtMonkey poor Cloud]] yet another BSOD during [[spoiler: Zack's traumatic death scene]].

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** The prequel ''CrisisCore'' gives [[ButtMonkey [[TheWoobie poor Cloud]] yet another BSOD during [[spoiler: Zack's traumatic death scene]].
18th Mar '16 5:48:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Black Flag]], protagonist Edward Kenway suffers a mental and emotional breakdown after [[spoiler:Mary Read's death]], becoming a [[DrowningMySorrows drunken mess]] for what appear to be several months.

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* In [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Assassin's Creed: Black Flag]], ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', protagonist Edward Kenway suffers a mental and emotional breakdown after [[spoiler:Mary Read's death]], becoming a [[DrowningMySorrows drunken mess]] for what appear to be several months.



* Rin Tezuka from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' slips into this state in her route, when [[spoiler: she desperately tries to gain inspiration as the expectatives places on her art get bigger and bigger. At some point Hisao finds her almost naked in her atelier, barely lucid, after attempting to paint for many days straight]]

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'':
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Rin Tezuka from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' slips into this state in her route, when [[spoiler: she desperately tries to gain inspiration as the expectatives places on her art get bigger and bigger. At some point Hisao finds her almost naked in her atelier, barely lucid, after attempting to paint for many days straight]]


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** Shizune has a terrible case of HeroicBSOD in her [[WhatCouldHaveBeen beta arc]] due to [[spoiler:Misha's suicide]]. She stops going outside, stops talking to Hisao, and barely even eats. She ultimately ends up hospitalized due to dehydration [[spoiler:and will [[DeathByDespair die]] in the BadEnd when she [[DrivenToSuicide removes her IV]].]]
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