History HeroicBSOD / VideoGames

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]].]]
19th Jan '16 8:09:02 PM Adept
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** Kazuma Ardygun in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' has one when Blessfield is [[spoiler:apparently killed in a Boson Jump accident at the Bloody Valentine]]. A six-month timeskip later, his family finds him working with the [[GundamSEEDAstray Serpent Tail]], seemingly amnesiac under the name of Kite.

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** Kazuma Ardygun in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' has one when Blessfield is [[spoiler:apparently killed in a Boson Jump accident at the Bloody Valentine]]. A six-month timeskip later, his family finds him working with the [[GundamSEEDAstray [[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray Serpent Tail]], seemingly amnesiac under the name of Kite.
9th Jan '16 1:15:47 AM erforce
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* Cosette from ValkyriaChroniclesII suffers a heroic bsod when she gets her first true taste of warplace casualties as she could not tend to the dying due to her hematophobia in effect. She basically is frozen in complete terror when she saw the wounded and dying.
* Happens to ''Holmes himself'' in ''SherlockHolmes Versus Jack The Ripper'', when he sees Mary Jane Kelly's dead body. He doesn't actually pass out, but is so shaken that Watson has to shepherd him home. [[TruthInTelevision Justified, as the last of the Whitechapel murders was by far the most gruesome of the killings.]]

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* Cosette from ValkyriaChroniclesII ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'' suffers a heroic bsod when she gets her first true taste of warplace casualties as she could not tend to the dying due to her hematophobia in effect. She basically is frozen in complete terror when she saw the wounded and dying.
* Happens to ''Holmes himself'' in ''SherlockHolmes Versus Jack The Ripper'', ''VideoGame/SherlockHolmesVersusJackTheRipper'', when he sees Mary Jane Kelly's dead body. He doesn't actually pass out, but is so shaken that Watson has to shepherd him home. [[TruthInTelevision Justified, as the last of the Whitechapel murders was by far the most gruesome of the killings.]]



* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', a good-aligned Nameless One will, throughout his journey, hear and learn of the actions of one of his past selves, the Practical Incarnation. As he learns more and more of the Incarnation's various atrocities, he is clearly disturbed. This ultimately reaches a head when he recalls how [[spoiler:the Practical Incarnation played Dionarra's feelings for him like a fiddle, emotionally manipulated/tortured her, and ultimately deliberately sent her to her death, all without the slightest hint of feeling or remorse. Even worse, it turns out that Practical ''never'' actually loved her, and regarded her as nothing but a tool for him to use, just like everyone else]]. The sheer horror at what he once was and what he did causes the Nameless One to break down, complete with TearsOfBlood.
* Somewhat surprisingly, [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Garrosh Hellscream]] in Cataclysm. The short version: [[spoiler: Cairne opposes his ascension to Warchief and challenges him to a non-lethal duel; however, Cairne has been severely weakened from the Grimtotems secretly poisoning him, and Garrosh accidentally kills him. He locks himself in his throne room and only comes out when Baine explains what happened and absolves him of his guilt.]]

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', a good-aligned Nameless One will, throughout his journey, hear and learn of the actions of one of his past selves, the Practical Incarnation. As he learns more and more of the Incarnation's various atrocities, he is clearly disturbed. This ultimately reaches a head when he recalls how [[spoiler:the Practical Incarnation played Dionarra's feelings for him like a fiddle, emotionally manipulated/tortured her, and ultimately deliberately sent her to her death, all without the slightest hint of feeling or remorse. Even worse, it turns out that Practical ''never'' actually loved her, and regarded her as nothing but a tool for him to use, just like everyone else]]. The sheer horror at what he once was and what he did causes the Nameless One to break down, complete with TearsOfBlood.
* Somewhat surprisingly, [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Garrosh Hellscream]] Hellscream in Cataclysm.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion ''Cataclysm''. The short version: [[spoiler: Cairne opposes his ascension to Warchief and challenges him to a non-lethal duel; however, Cairne has been severely weakened from the Grimtotems secretly poisoning him, and Garrosh accidentally kills him. He locks himself in his throne room and only comes out when Baine explains what happened and absolves him of his guilt.]]



* In ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'', Tia gets this when [[spoiler:Iris kills her father for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness having outlived his usefulness to her]] and then attacks and fatally injures her. Tia desperately demands to know WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON and Iris happily complies telling her a long story about the whole truth behind the war - the fact that she arranged for her father to have Karl imprisoned because HeKnowsTooMuch, the fact that she started the war [[ForTheEvulz just for kicks]], why she was at the training hall when the war started, why she killed her own father, the fact that [[MagnificentBastard she used her so-called innocent demeanor]] [[TheTrickster as a mask to fool]] [[ManipulativeBastard and manipulate everyone]], and [[TheChessmaster the fact that she observed her every move through her pendant that Tia picked up and pitted everyone from RKS against her ideals]], and not to mention the fact that she decided to make Zorne suffer by destroying he who she constantly yearned to someday accept her as his real daughter because she always hated her. Tia receives such a big shock from finding out the monster within Iris that she snaps in disbelief that Iris is the kind of kid who would cross the MoralEventHorizon, and is even more shocked and grief-stricken when she realizes that she was suckered by the mask Iris wore. Iris, no longer having a need for Tia, tries to finish her off and kill her with one last attack but Freu stops the attack [[HeroicSacrifice with a room-freezing attack of her own]] that freezes the attack dead in its tracks to Tia's joy. After Iris leaves, Freu reveals to Tia's surprise that she overused the attack but would be fine, and tells her to go after Iris. At first, Tia refuses to abandon Freu and Karl while Freu's wounded and Karl's imprisoned, but Freu convinces her that she will be alright and will release Karl for her and take care of every problem left behind by Iris, and lets her know that she can rest assured. Knowing that only Tia has a chance of defeating Iris, Freu provides her with a special pick-me-up item she made for her and Tia, calming down and therefore ending her own HeroicBSOD, takes it and leaves to settle the score with Iris once and for all]].

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* In ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}'', Tia gets this when [[spoiler:Iris kills her father for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness having outlived his usefulness to her]] and then attacks and fatally injures her. Tia desperately demands to know WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON and Iris happily complies telling her a long story about the whole truth behind the war - the fact that she arranged for her father to have Karl imprisoned because HeKnowsTooMuch, the fact that she started the war [[ForTheEvulz just for kicks]], why she was at the training hall when the war started, why she killed her own father, the fact that [[MagnificentBastard she used her so-called innocent demeanor]] [[TheTrickster as a mask to fool]] [[ManipulativeBastard and manipulate everyone]], and [[TheChessmaster the fact that she observed her every move through her pendant that Tia picked up and pitted everyone from RKS against her ideals]], and not to mention the fact that she decided to make Zorne suffer by destroying he who she constantly yearned to someday accept her as his real daughter because she always hated her. Tia receives such a big shock from finding out the monster within Iris that she snaps in disbelief that Iris is the kind of kid who would cross the MoralEventHorizon, and is even more shocked and grief-stricken when she realizes that she was suckered by the mask Iris wore. Iris, no longer having a need for Tia, tries to finish her off and kill her with one last attack but Freu stops the attack [[HeroicSacrifice with a room-freezing attack of her own]] that freezes the attack dead in its tracks to Tia's joy. After Iris leaves, Freu reveals to Tia's surprise that she overused the attack but would be fine, and tells her to go after Iris. At first, Tia refuses to abandon Freu and Karl while Freu's wounded and Karl's imprisoned, but Freu convinces her that she will be alright and will release Karl for her and take care of every problem left behind by Iris, and lets her know that she can rest assured. Knowing that only Tia has a chance of defeating Iris, Freu provides her with a special pick-me-up item she made for her and Tia, calming down and therefore ending her own HeroicBSOD, takes it and leaves to settle the score with Iris once and for all]].



* ShiningForce: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon has the Player-Cheracter go through one extremely late-game when [[spoiler: his brother Kane dies.]] The PC is so shocked by this that he is unable to speak for the rest of the game, and as a result the player can no longer use the escape-spell Egress.

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* ShiningForce: ''VideoGame/ShiningForce: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon Dragon'' has the Player-Cheracter go through one extremely late-game when [[spoiler: his brother Kane dies.]] The PC is so shocked by this that he is unable to speak for the rest of the game, and as a result the player can no longer use the escape-spell Egress.



* In ''BatenKaitos Origins'', the Heart-to-Heart scene is Sagi going through a brief one after learning [[spoiler:who and what his guardian spirit really is]].

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* In ''BatenKaitos Origins'', ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'', the Heart-to-Heart scene is Sagi going through a brief one after learning [[spoiler:who and what his guardian spirit really is]].



* Bill Rizer from ''Neo'' VideoGame/{{Contra}} receives a brief one from Master Contra's HannibalLecture, until Mystery G [[spoiler:does a HeroicSacrifice that saves Bill and Jaguar and tells him that it doesn't matter that he's a clone or not, and that he still lives by the original Bill's ideals and that makes him the real Bill Rizer.]]
* Rin Tezuka from 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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* Bill Rizer from ''Neo'' VideoGame/{{Contra}} ''VideoGame/NeoContra'' receives a brief one from Master Contra's HannibalLecture, until Mystery G [[spoiler:does a HeroicSacrifice that saves Bill and Jaguar and tells him that it doesn't matter that he's a clone or not, and that he still lives by the original Bill's ideals and that makes him the real Bill Rizer.]]
* Rin Tezuka from KatawaShoujo ''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]]



* Murray suffers this at the end of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' after [[spoiler: Bentley is crippled following the gang's takedown of Clock-La]] which leads to him resigning from the Cooper Gang. This carries all the way to the beginning of ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves,'' which sees Sly and Bentley trying to get Murray back into the gang during the first chapter.

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Murray suffers this at the end of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' after [[spoiler: Bentley is crippled following the gang's takedown of Clock-La]] which leads to him resigning from the Cooper Gang. This carries all the way to the beginning of ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves,'' which sees Sly and Bentley trying to get Murray back into the gang during the first chapter.
19th Dec '15 2:03:15 AM Viira
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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is by default a super-chill, friendly, and encouraging (if passive) clear one of the good guys, but if the second boss, his younger brother Papyrus, is killed on any playthrough, he'll only appear in mentions that he's either retreating from his day-to-day or quietly watching the player until his final scenes, in which he'll [[FourthWallObserver comment on their stats]] and [[RelativeButton tell tgem not to come back]] respectively.

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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is by default a super-chill, friendly, and encouraging (if passive) clear one of the good guys, passive), but if the second boss, his younger brother Papyrus, is killed on any playthrough, he'll only appear in mentions that he's either retreating from his day-to-day life or quietly watching the player until his final scenes, in which he'll [[FourthWallObserver comment on their stats]] and [[RelativeButton tell tgem them not to come back]] respectively.
14th Dec '15 5:00:38 PM Arruruerie
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* Sans from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is by default a super-chill, friendly, and encouraging (if passive) clear one of the good guys, but if the second boss, his younger brother Papyrus, is killed on any playthrough, he'll only appear in mentions that he's either retreating from his day-to-day or quietly watching the player until his final scenes, in which he'll [[FourthWallObserver comment on their stats]] and [[RelativeButton tell tgem not to come back]] respectively.
13th Dec '15 2:51:57 PM pinkdalek
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** Cloud is really, really good at these in general. He has a spectacular one [[ItWasHisSled after Aeris dies]], blaming himself for ''another'' BSOD ''during'' her murder at the hands of Sephiroth. '...But I just let her die.'
13th Dec '15 4:29:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Much of the challenge of the videogame adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheThing'' is in keeping [=NPC=]s from falling into this, in the face of both horrifying events and rampant paranoia. If they snap, they may start firing on friendly characters (including the player); and it may trigger a transformation if they are already infected.

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* Much of the challenge of the videogame adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheThing'' ''VideoGame/TheThing2002'' is in keeping [=NPC=]s from falling into this, in the face of both horrifying events and rampant paranoia. If they snap, they may start firing on friendly characters (including the player); and it may trigger a transformation if they are already infected.
27th Nov '15 4:57:15 PM Prfnoff
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* Adrienne Delaney of the {{Sierra}} game ''{{Phantasmagoria}}'' is a shining example of this trope at game's end, walking away from her former home with an utterly blank expression on her face. Of course, by that point [[spoiler: she had personally witnessed visions of Zoltan Carnovash brutally murdering his wives, been raped by her husband Don while he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]], lost her cat Spazz and her two new vagrant friends, murdered ''Don'' in order to keep him from killing ''her'', and had successfully faced off against the demon who had possessed him, trapping it in a talisman.]] So yeah, it's easy to see why she'd be so messed up...

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* Adrienne Delaney of the {{Sierra}} game ''{{Phantasmagoria}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria}}'' is a shining example of this trope at game's end, walking away from her former home with an utterly blank expression on her face. Of course, by that point [[spoiler: she had personally witnessed visions of Zoltan Carnovash brutally murdering his wives, been raped by her husband Don while he was [[DemonicPossession possessed]], lost her cat Spazz and her two new vagrant friends, murdered ''Don'' in order to keep him from killing ''her'', and had successfully faced off against the demon who had possessed him, trapping it in a talisman.]] So yeah, it's easy to see why she'd be so messed up...
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