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25th Apr '16 7:49:47 PM Lots42
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* An X-Men finally snapped in a 2016 storyline. A serial killer in Germany had been murdering what he had hallucinated with contagious sentients. When Nightcrawler saw the mass grave he had a complete mental breakdown.
20th Apr '16 9:34:26 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** In Episode 74, Tails takes his newfound [[BodyHorror Shroud]] [[LovecraftianSuperpower abilities]] rather well too - in fact, he thinks they're the coolest thing ever.
18th Apr '16 8:23:33 PM Pichu-kun
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* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' seems pretty chipper despite being locked up in a tower her entire life with only her emotionally abusive mother as her human friend. It gets more noticeable later into the film after she finds out [[spoiler:her mother kidnapped her as an infant, never loved her, has been lying to her her entire life, and only kept her around for her magical powers. She also saw said mother suffer a DisneyDeath.]] Despite all this she still seems to be a PluckyGirl and never bemoans her childhood. Rapunzel lacking any trauma due to Gothel was a developmental change as an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier]], darker script had her much more reluctant to leave her tower and more nervous around people.

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* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' seems pretty chipper despite being locked up in a tower her entire life with only her emotionally abusive mother as her human friend. It gets more noticeable later into the film after she finds out [[spoiler:her mother kidnapped her as an infant, never loved her, has been lying to her her entire life, and only kept her around for her magical powers. She also saw said mother suffer a DisneyDeath.DisneyVillainDeath.]] Despite all this she still seems to be a PluckyGirl and never bemoans her childhood. Rapunzel lacking any trauma due to Gothel was a developmental change as an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier]], darker script had her much more reluctant to leave her tower and more nervous around people.
18th Apr '16 8:21:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Every single Straw Hat Pirate has seriously angst-worthy moments in their pasts. However, you rarely see them angst about these issues in the present. The exceptions are the female members of the crew when their pasts caught up to them. But their crewmates' willingness to fight on their behalf turned them around.
** Considering Nami's home was taken over by evil pirates who also killed her mother and basically enslaved her, and Robin's was flat out destroyed by the government along with everyone she ever knew. It's not surprising that they angst the most. Hell, Nami only became free 'after' the Straw Hats followed her to her home and defeated the Fishman Pirates still occupying there.

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Every single Straw Hat Pirate has seriously angst-worthy moments in their pasts. However, you rarely see them angst about these issues in the present. The exceptions are the female members of the crew when their pasts caught up to them. But their crewmates' willingness to fight on their behalf turned them around.
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around. Considering Nami's home was taken over by evil pirates who also killed her mother and basically enslaved her, and Robin's was flat out destroyed by the government along with everyone she ever knew. It's not surprising that they angst the most. Hell, Nami only became free 'after' the Straw Hats followed her to her home and defeated the Fishman Pirates still occupying there.



* Rapunzel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' seems pretty chipper despite being locked up in a tower her entire life with only her emotionally abusive mother as her only human friend. It gets more noticeable later into the film after she finds out [[spoiler:her mother kidnapped her as an infant, never loved her, has been lying to her her entire life, and only kept her around for her magical powers. She also saw said mother suffer a DisneyDeath.]] Despite all this she still seems to be a PluckyGirl and never bemoans her childhood. Rapunzel lacking any trauma due to Gothel was a developmental change as an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier]], darker script had her much more reluctant to leave her tower and more nervous around people.

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* Rapunzel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' seems pretty chipper despite being locked up in a tower her entire life with only her emotionally abusive mother as her only human friend. It gets more noticeable later into the film after she finds out [[spoiler:her mother kidnapped her as an infant, never loved her, has been lying to her her entire life, and only kept her around for her magical powers. She also saw said mother suffer a DisneyDeath.]] Despite all this she still seems to be a PluckyGirl and never bemoans her childhood. Rapunzel lacking any trauma due to Gothel was a developmental change as an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier]], darker script had her much more reluctant to leave her tower and more nervous around people.
16th Apr '16 6:04:10 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/MazeRunnerTheScorchTrials'':
** None of the other kids resent Thomas for [[spoiler:getting Winston killed]] or call him out for forcing them to fend for themselves in a desert.
** Likewise after [[spoiler:Theresa betrays them to WCKD]], Thomas immediately decides to go back and help. He doesn't show any angst about all the people who got killed as a result. This is in stark contrast to [[Literature/TheScorchTrials the book]] where, although he forgives her, he can't trust her anymore. What's more is that in the book [[spoiler:Theresa is being forced to betray them by WICKED, and in the film she just chooses to do so]].
27th Mar '16 4:13:28 PM WJTaylor4
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* ''Film/WhereTheTruthLies'' features the heroine, played by Alison Lohman, being drugged and raped by an aspiring singer and then threatened with blackmail over it. She's not happy about it, but she shrugs it off rather easily.
21st Mar '16 3:17:10 AM Shadowgazer
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Possibly TruthInTelevision for the more extreme cases. If you're fighting for your life, you don't have time to think about how awful it is -- not at that very second, anyway. Afterward, all bets are off.

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Possibly TruthInTelevision for the more extreme cases. If you're fighting for your life, you don't have time to think about how awful it is -- not at that very second, anyway. Afterward, all bets are off.
off. Also in some cases it could be presumed that mourning did happen, just offscreen.
15th Mar '16 9:05:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Mowgli doesn't seem to miss his wolf family in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' despite them raising him for over a decade.
10th Mar '16 6:00:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* Mitsumi from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' had an overwhelmingly horrible childhood, what with [[spoiler:being a CreepyChild orphan who was taken in by BigBad Cyrus and trained to be what essentially is a ChildSoldier.]] She doesn't seem to have too many issues though.
* Shouko from ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' seems to [[EasilyForgiven hold no ill contempt]] to Shouya for severely bullying her in elementary for being deaf. In fact she doesn't seem quite sad about anything despite having an emotionally distant and abusive mother, or the fact her disability has caused her to be ostracized. [[spoiler:It's later deconstructed when it's shown Shouko is [[StepfordSmiler covering up her sadness]]. She became [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal]] due to the bullying and the FestivalEpisode ends with her trying to jump off a balcony despite seeming fine before. Shouya saves her but gets injured in the process. In the chapters afterwards Shouko lowers her guard and her true pain becomes noticeable]].

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* Mitsumi from ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' had an overwhelmingly horrible childhood, what with [[spoiler:being a CreepyChild orphan who was taken in by BigBad Cyrus and trained to be what essentially is a ChildSoldier.ChildSoldier until she left in her teenage years.]] She doesn't seem to have too many issues though.
* Shouko from ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' seems to [[EasilyForgiven hold no ill contempt]] to Shouya for severely bullying her in elementary for due to being deaf. In fact she doesn't seem quite sad about anything despite having an [[AbusiveParents emotionally distant and abusive mother, mother]], or the fact her disability has [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer caused her to be ostracized.ostracized]]. [[spoiler:It's later deconstructed when it's shown Shouko is [[StepfordSmiler covering up her sadness]]. She became [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal]] due to the bullying and the FestivalEpisode ends with her trying to jump off a balcony balcony, despite seeming fine before. Shouya saves her but gets injured in the process. In the chapters afterwards Shouko lowers her guard and her true pain becomes noticeable]].


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* Jessie from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has had a horrible childhood, which has only gotten worse due to [[MultipleChoicePast added details]] over the years. Her mom was a part of Team Rocket but has been [[MissingMom missing]] for twenty years, she grew up poor, eating snacks made of ''snow'' is a cherished childhood memory, she ended up [[TheRunaway running away]] at least once, she finished high school but couldn't get a diploma in nursing afterwards because it was a school for Chansey, and she's had countless other troubles. That's not even counting how she is [[TheChewToy treated nowadays]]. Her past is played up [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood for laughs]] most of the time and Jessie herself seems to have the type of mentality about not letting past troubles get to her. The dub adds [[AdaptationalAngstUpgrade a few lines]] complaining about her past but in the Japanese original she is pretty nonchalant about everything.
3rd Mar '16 11:24:24 AM Pichu-kun
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** Edward has relatively little angst given that at age 11 he lost two limbs and was exposed to TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow in an effort to bring one of his parents back to life, which comes out wrong. He half-believes that he has condemned his brother to a FateWorseThanDeath, and in order to correct this joins the military, despite knowing that they previously used people with powers like his to commit genocide. That's all in the prologue. Someone like that should be worrying less about angst and more about if they have any sanity points left.
** His brother as well. To sum up: His father leaves, mother dies, and they decide to bring her back. This fails, and he's [[spoiler:temporarily trapped in the screwed up body that they ended up making]] and loses his body to [[EldritchAbomination the Truth]]. Al then blocks the Truth from his memory out of shock, taking away the good (clappable transmutation) that was supposed to come with the bad. His brother manages to bring back his soul and attach it to a suit of armor, leaving him unable to sleep, eat, feel, and all around keeping him from leading a normal life. Al blames himself for all of this. Now, once we start on the main storyline, well, let's just say that [[FromBadToWorse things didn't get any better from there.]]
** Winry shows signs of this in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]]. An early episode had her kidnapped and nearly brutally murdered by Barry the Chopper. Such an event would mentally scar even the toughest women, nevermind a barely teenage girl. She never shows any problems afterwards besides crying directly after the kidnapping. This trope is understandably averted with her deceased parents though. [[spoiler:She does not take well to learning Roy killed them.]]

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** Edward has relatively little angst given that at age 11 he lost two limbs and was exposed to TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow in an effort to bring one of his parents back to life, which comes out wrong. He half-believes that he has condemned his brother to a FateWorseThanDeath, and in order to correct this joins the military, despite knowing that they previously used people with powers like his to commit genocide. That's all in the prologue. Someone like that should be worrying less about angst and more about if they have any sanity points left.
left. One of the changes to his characterization the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] did was avert this trope, with him having PTSD symptoms and being considerably more depressed than the manga.
** His brother Alphonse as well. To sum up: His father leaves, mother dies, and they decide to bring her back. This fails, and he's [[spoiler:temporarily trapped in the screwed up body that they ended up making]] and loses his body to [[EldritchAbomination the Truth]]. Al then blocks the Truth from his memory out of shock, taking away the good (clappable transmutation) that was supposed to come with the bad. His brother manages to bring back his soul and attach it to a suit of armor, leaving him unable to sleep, eat, feel, and all around keeping him from leading a normal life. Al blames himself for all of this. Now, once we start on the main storyline, well, let's just say that [[FromBadToWorse things didn't get any better from there.]]
** Winry shows signs of this in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]].anime. An early episode had her kidnapped and nearly brutally murdered by Barry the Chopper. Such an event would mentally scar even the toughest women, nevermind a barely teenage girl. She never shows any problems afterwards besides crying directly after the kidnapping. This trope is understandably averted with her deceased parents though. [[spoiler:She does not take well to learning Roy killed them.]]



* Deconstructed in ''Manga/SchoolLive''. The girls seem to be in a happy SchoolgirlSeries despite the ZombieApocalypse. It's shown [[MrImagination Yuki]] keeps [[LivingEmotionalCrutch everyone sane]]. Rii, the TeamMom, looks chipper and stable [[spoiler:but is the [[NotSoStoic most emotionally fragile]] of the girls and eventually undergoes a SanitySlippage when things go from BadToWorse]]. Kurumi is the funny ActionGirl but having to kill zombies has an emotional toll on her, especially since her first kill was [[HeartbrokenBadass her]] [[KillTheOnesYouLove crush]]. SenseiChan Megu-nee is shown to [[spoiler:have had a large amount of guilt due to feeling she could have done something about the apocalypse if she had opened her emergency manual earlier]]. The only reason Yuki is so genuinely happy is because she is [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness delusional]] and has blocked out the zombies. In the past she was bullied due to her odd personality. In her hallucinations she sees herself as having a lot of friends. It's been stated she had occasional lapses of hallucinations when the zombies first appeared but was usually sane, though very unhappy, until [[spoiler:Megu-nee's death caused her to [[RepressedMemories repress everything]].]]

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* Deconstructed in ''Manga/SchoolLive''. The girls seem to be in a happy SchoolgirlSeries despite the ZombieApocalypse. It's shown [[MrImagination Yuki]] keeps [[LivingEmotionalCrutch everyone sane]]. Rii, the TeamMom, looks chipper and stable [[spoiler:but is the [[NotSoStoic most emotionally fragile]] of the girls and eventually undergoes a SanitySlippage when things go from BadToWorse]].FromBadToWorse]]. Kurumi is the funny ActionGirl but having to kill zombies has an emotional toll on her, especially since her first kill was [[HeartbrokenBadass her]] [[KillTheOnesYouLove crush]]. SenseiChan Megu-nee is shown to [[spoiler:have had a large amount of guilt due to feeling she could have done something about the apocalypse if she had opened her emergency manual earlier]]. The only reason Yuki is so genuinely happy is because she is [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness delusional]] and has blocked out the zombies. In the past she was bullied due to her odd personality. In her hallucinations she sees herself as having a lot of friends. It's been stated she had occasional lapses of hallucinations when the zombies first appeared but was usually sane, though very unhappy, until [[spoiler:Megu-nee's death caused her to [[RepressedMemories repress everything]].]]
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