History HeroicBSOD / WesternAnimation

6th Feb '17 7:03:41 AM Kacy_Myth
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* [[TheHero Aang]] has one when [[TeamPet Appa]] is kidnapped midway through Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He abandons his friends to go find him, and when that fails [[OCCIsSeriousBusiness he acts much more antagonistic]] than his normal {{Keet}} mode. Eventually, he decides that pretending to not feel anything will make things better (it doesn't) and it takes the birth of a baby for him to finally snap out of it.

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* [[TheHero Aang]] has one when [[TeamPet Appa]] is kidnapped midway through Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He abandons his friends to go find him, and when that fails [[OCCIsSeriousBusiness [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness he acts much more antagonistic]] than his normal {{Keet}} mode. Eventually, he decides that pretending to not feel anything will make things better (it doesn't) and it takes the birth of a baby for him to finally snap out of it.
22nd Jan '17 8:18:54 PM Rakk-n-ruin
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** A less [[TearJerker tearjerky]] and more [[NightmareFuel horrific]] case of this comes from the episode "Keeping it Together". While chasing down Peridot, [[TheStoic Garnet]] and Steven uncover exactly what she was working on. Homeworld had been trying to achieve artifical fusion, by combining two or more gen shards together. Crystal Gem shards. This does not only create [[BodyHorror horrible amalgamations]] of what were once Garnet's friends, but is also a slap in the face of her ''entire existence'', as Garnet stays fused out of love. For the first half of the battle (if you can even call it one), [[NotSoAboveItAll she can only whimper and shake her head.]] When the biggest fusion monster grabs her, she just stands there in [[NotSoStoic absolute horror.]] Eventually, she begins talking to herself, ending with "I'm sorry!" before beginning to fall apart (in a, judging by the sounds she makes, [[BodyHorror quite painful manner]]). And she nearly does, before Steven snaps her out of it.

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** A less [[TearJerker tearjerky]] and more [[NightmareFuel horrific]] case of this comes from the episode "Keeping it Together". While chasing down Peridot, [[TheStoic Garnet]] and Steven uncover exactly what she was working on. Homeworld had been trying to achieve artifical fusion, by combining two or more gen gem shards together. Crystal Gem shards. This does not only create [[BodyHorror horrible amalgamations]] of what were once Garnet's friends, but is also a slap in the face of her ''entire existence'', as Garnet stays fused out of love. For the first half of the battle (if you can even call it one), [[NotSoAboveItAll she can only whimper and shake her head.]] When the biggest fusion monster grabs her, she just stands there in [[NotSoStoic absolute horror.]] Eventually, she begins talking to herself, ending with "I'm sorry!" before beginning to fall apart (in a, judging by the sounds she makes, [[BodyHorror quite painful manner]]). And she nearly does, before Steven snaps her out of it.


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** [[AllLovingHero Steven]] finally has one of these in "Mindful Education", when, while [[FusionDance fused]] with [[BadassNormal Connie]] as Stevonnie during training in the Sky Arena, the fusion causes them to vividly hallucinate, which happens if a person in the fusion is mentally or emotionally unstable. Steven is forced to see all the enemies he's failed to save in the fusion's MentalWorld, and all the trauma and guilt he's been suppressing for weeks starts coming out. Steven starts to break down.
---->'''Stevonnie: [Steven's voice]''' I tried to help you. You wouldn't listen. I-I told you to stop. I had no choice! I'm sorry, I shouldn't
---->'''[Connie's voice]''' It's okay! It's okay to think about it!
---->'''[Steven's voice]'''I thought I could, but it's so much! I can't do it!
***Then, the figures burst into rays of light and converge, coruscating and morphing until they become an enormous image of Rose Quartz, Steven's Dead Mother, who's questionable actions of the past made it so Steven's enemies were too untrustworthy of him, mistaking him for Rose(due to them having the same gem) and trying to kill him. Normally seen as kind and calm in pictures and paintings of her, in Steven's mind, she's glaring down on Stevonnie with anger and disapproval. Stevonnie [[DramaticDrop drops their sword]] and backs away, and can only repeat "no" over and over again while crying, right off the edge of the Sky Arena. Falling through the clouds, Steven and Connie Unfuse.
--->'''Steven:''' (crying hysterically) I didn't want to hurt anyone! I'm sorry! None of them would let me help them! I had no choice!
--->'''Connie:''' It's okay!
--->'''Steven:''' No, it's not!
--->'''Connie:''' But it's okay to think about it!
*** Connie manages to calm Steven down so they can fuse before they hit the ground, and use Stevonnie's floating powers to land safely, collapsing on the grass.
26th Nov '16 12:31:42 PM notShemp
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--->'''Pearl:''' Everything I ever did, I did for her. Now she's gone... But I'm still here. Sometimes... I wonder, if she can see me through your ''(Steven's)'' eyes. ''(sigh)'' What would she think of me now...
--->'''Steven:''' ''(hugs her from behind)'' Well... I think you're pretty great.
--->''(Pearl starts to cry)''

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--->'''Pearl:''' Everything I ever did, I did for her. Now she's gone... But I'm still here. Sometimes... I wonder, if she can see me through your ''(Steven's)'' eyes. ''(sigh)'' What would she think of me now...
--->'''Steven:'''
now...\\
'''Steven:'''
''(hugs her from behind)'' Well... I think you're pretty great.
--->''(Pearl
great.\\
''(Pearl
starts to cry)''



---->'''Garnet (Ruby):''' ''(furious)'' THIS is where they've been! ALL the ones we couldn't find! They've been here the whole time!
---->'''Garnet (Sapphire):''' ''(shakily)'' Rose couldn't have known...
---->'''Garnet (Ruby):''' THIS WAS PUNISHMENT FOR THE REBELLION!
---->'''Garnet (Sapphire):''' IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!

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---->'''Garnet (Ruby):''' ''(furious)'' THIS is where they've been! ALL the ones we couldn't find! They've been here the whole time!
---->'''Garnet
time!\\
'''Garnet
(Sapphire):''' ''(shakily)'' Rose couldn't have known...
---->'''Garnet
known...\\
'''Garnet
(Ruby):''' THIS WAS PUNISHMENT FOR THE REBELLION!
---->'''Garnet
REBELLION!\\
'''Garnet
(Sapphire):''' IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!FAULT!
* In ''WesternAnimation/InfinityTrain'', after the "monster" turns out to be a mere spider, Tulip bemoans that she may never know the meaning of her mark. Atticus helps talk her out of it, leading to her EurekaMoment about the work light.
16th Nov '16 5:02:45 PM Doodler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', when trying to forge a mental connection to Darth Vader, [[spoiler:the revelation that he is Anakin Skywalker as well as the backlash of the Dark Side causes Ahsoka to pass out]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', when ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** When
trying to forge a mental connection to Darth Vader, [[spoiler:the revelation that he is Anakin Skywalker as well as the backlash of the Dark Side causes Ahsoka to pass out]].out]].
** After the events of Malachor in season 2, Kanan completely shuts down for six months until he snaps out of it in season 3.
2nd Oct '16 10:52:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[TheHero Aang]] has one when [[TeamPet Appa]] is kidnapped midway through Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He abandons his friends to go find him, and when that fails [[TookALevelInJerkass he acts much more antagonistic]] than his normal {{Keet}} mode. Eventually, he decides that pretending to not feel anything will make things better (it doesn't) and it takes the birth of a baby for him to finally snap out of it.

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* [[TheHero Aang]] has one when [[TeamPet Appa]] is kidnapped midway through Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. He abandons his friends to go find him, and when that fails [[TookALevelInJerkass [[OCCIsSeriousBusiness he acts much more antagonistic]] than his normal {{Keet}} mode. Eventually, he decides that pretending to not feel anything will make things better (it doesn't) and it takes the birth of a baby for him to finally snap out of it.
2nd Oct '16 10:47:32 PM Siempie
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*''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''.
**In the episode "Rose's scabbard", Pearl spends most of the first half of the episode talking about being Rose's sole confidant before her death, and that she knew all of her secrets. When it turns out she doesn't, she lashes out at the others, runs off, and nearly lets Steven fall to his death as she's too caught up in her own grief to care. This does lead to a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]] at the end.
--->'''Pearl:''' Everything I ever did, I did for her. Now she's gone... But I'm still here. Sometimes... I wonder, if she can see me through your ''(Steven's)'' eyes. ''(sigh)'' What would she think of me now...
--->'''Steven:''' ''(hugs her from behind)'' Well... I think you're pretty great.
--->''(Pearl starts to cry)''
**A less [[TearJerker tearjerky]] and more [[NightmareFuel horrific]] case of this comes from the episode "Keeping it Together". While chasing down Peridot, [[TheStoic Garnet]] and Steven uncover exactly what she was working on. Homeworld had been trying to achieve artifical fusion, by combining two or more gen shards together. Crystal Gem shards. This does not only create [[BodyHorror horrible amalgamations]] of what were once Garnet's friends, but is also a slap in the face of her ''entire existence'', as Garnet stays fused out of love. For the first half of the battle (if you can even call it one), [[NotSoAboveItAll she can only whimper and shake her head.]] When the biggest fusion monster grabs her, she just stands there in [[NotSoStoic absolute horror.]] Eventually, she begins talking to herself, ending with "I'm sorry!" before beginning to fall apart (in a, judging by the sounds she makes, [[BodyHorror quite painful manner]]). And she nearly does, before Steven snaps her out of it.
***After the fusion monster is poofed, Garnet's personality completely loses control for a few seconds, causing Ruby and Sapphire to express their distress out loud through her mouth.
---->'''Garnet (Ruby):''' ''(furious)'' THIS is where they've been! ALL the ones we couldn't find! They've been here the whole time!
---->'''Garnet (Sapphire):''' ''(shakily)'' Rose couldn't have known...
---->'''Garnet (Ruby):''' THIS WAS PUNISHMENT FOR THE REBELLION!
---->'''Garnet (Sapphire):''' IT'S NOT OUR FAULT!
18th Aug '16 8:12:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* This was the theme in many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}, where a historic figure was suffering from one until the three Warner siblings showed up and - inadvertently - gave them inspiration. Abraham Lincoln was questioning his self-worth and purpose until they showed up and helped him write the Gettysburg Address; Albert Einstein was ready to give up his research in frustration until they showed up and triggered his EurekaMoment. (Wakko playfully wrote "acme" backwards, and the R looked like a 2.) And many others.
19th Feb '16 4:14:17 PM deven0711
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* The Ren and Stimpy episode, "Son of Stimpy", has Stimpy go through a pretty major one when Stinky leaves. Nearly everything Ren says to him is replied with a depressed "I don't care.".
28th Jan '16 4:40:30 AM Hanz
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* Two notable examples in ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'':

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', when trying to forge a mental connection to Darth Vader, [[spoiler:the revelation that he is Anakin Skywalker as well as the backlash of the Dark Side causes Ahsoka to pass out]].
19th Sep '15 7:03:12 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Kyle goes through an even nastier BSOD in "Cartmanland" where Cartman spends the million dollars he got from his dead grandmother on an amusement park that no one but him could go to. Cartman, being the usual jerk that he is, denies his friends access to the park. Kyle tries to sneak into the park, but fails due to the massive pain his hemorrhoids are giving him. Kyle's condition grows worse when he sees a television ad for Cartmanland with Cartman proudly declaring no one, not even Stan or Kyle, is allowed in. Kyle then renounces his faith in God and slowly gives up on life, allowing himself to slowly die to his infection. It isn't until Cartman actually suffers for his karma that Kyle snaps out of it.

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** Kyle goes through an even nastier BSOD in "Cartmanland" where Cartman spends the million dollars he got from his dead grandmother on an amusement park that no one one, not even his friends, can go to but him could go to. Cartman, being the usual jerk that he is, denies his friends access to the park.him. Kyle tries to sneak into the park, but fails due to the massive pain his hemorrhoids are giving him. Kyle's condition grows worse when he sees a television ad for Cartmanland with news report of proclaiming Cartman proudly declaring no one, not even Stan or Kyle, is allowed in.a genius for his business strategy. Kyle then renounces his faith in God and slowly gives up on life, allowing himself to slowly die to his infection. It isn't until Cartman actually suffers for his karma that Kyle snaps out of it.


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** Cartman suffers one in "Stunning and Brave" where, after his attempt to strike back at the school's new [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC Principal]] fails and ends with him [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown getting beaten within an inch of his life]], admits to his friends on his hospital bed that the new principal has won and that it's best that he needs to accept it and turn over a new leaf.
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