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12th Jan '17 10:03:37 AM ShorinBJ
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** Arya in the first book, in spite of having been, by her own admission, beaten, tortured, and [[AttemptedRape very nearly raped]] for weeks on end, the biggest reaction we get out of her thereafter is a paragraph of her clenching her jaw a bit as she recounts the events... and after that everything's just peachy.

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** Arya in the first book, in spite of having been, by her own admission, beaten, tortured, and [[AttemptedRape very nearly raped]] for weeks on end, the biggest reaction we get out of her thereafter is a paragraph of her clenching her jaw a bit as she recounts the events... and after that everything's just peachy. Of course, she's TheStoic; she isn't exactly laughing and joking around.
12th Jan '17 9:56:33 AM ShorinBJ
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** In the [[ComicBook/StarWarsPrincessLeia new Expanded Universe]], Leia is devastated by her planet's destruction, but doesn't show any outward grief from it, causing a lot of the rebels under her command to think of her as cold hearted. Eventually, she defies her superiors wishes to embark on a quest to find and unite the surviving Alderaanians.

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** In the [[ComicBook/StarWarsPrincessLeia new Expanded Universe]], Leia is devastated by her planet's destruction, but doesn't show any outward grief from it, causing a lot of the rebels under her command to think of her as cold hearted. Eventually, she defies her superiors superiors' wishes to embark on a quest to find and unite the surviving Alderaanians.
12th Jan '17 9:52:03 AM ShorinBJ
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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 ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} saw the mass grave, he had a complete mental breakdown.

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* An X-Men X-Man finally snapped in a 2016 storyline. A serial killer in Germany had been murdering what he had hallucinated with contagious sentients. When ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} saw the mass grave, he had a complete mental breakdown.
6th Jan '17 6:37:15 PM Pamina
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* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}:'' Bambi and everyone else gets over the death of Bambi's mom very quickly, if the MoodWhiplash scene with the birds singing following that moment is anything to go by.

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* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}:'' Bambi and everyone else gets over the The death of Bambi's mom very quickly, if mother is instantly followed by a {{Time Skip}} to the MoodWhiplash scene first spring of Bambi's adulthood, which opens with the {{Mood Whiplash}} of a cheery song with chirping, dancing birds singing following that moment and flowers. Any grieving process Bambi might have gone through is anything to go by. kept offscreen.



* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Elsa is severely traumatized, screaming her head off, [[spoiler:as Donovan dies right in front of her eyes due to something she ''deliberately did'',]] and yet in the next scene she acts as if nothing happened.
** However, the next line of dialogue implies that [[spoiler:she deliberately gave Donovan the wrong grail to get rid of him.]]

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* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', Elsa is severely traumatized, screaming her head off, [[spoiler:as Donovan dies right in front of her eyes due to something she ''deliberately did'',]] and yet in the next scene she acts as if nothing happened.
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happened. However, the next line of dialogue implies that [[spoiler:she deliberately gave Donovan the wrong grail to get rid of him.]]
29th Dec '16 4:13:11 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat explaining "art" to Stumpy causes Stumpy to [[ItMakesSenseInContext kill himself by shooting his own head off with a bazooka]]. While Kaeloo [[OcularGushers cries]], Mr. Cat does not care at ''all'' that one of his best friends is dead, and it's all his fault.
27th Dec '16 6:00:15 PM 8088ben
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** However, the next line of dialogue implies that [[spoiler:she deliberately gave Donovan the wrong grail to get rid of him.]]
27th Dec '16 2:28:11 PM Segal991
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* ''Disney/{{Bambi}}:'' Bambi and everyone else gets over the death of Bambi's mom very quickly, if the MoodWhiplash scene with the birds singing following that moment is anything to go by.
18th Dec '16 8:32:03 AM Kombucha
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This trope appears frequently in children's media, particularly adventure stories featuring young heroes who never FreakOut when piloting a burning biplane into a [[TyrannosaurusRex T-Rex's]] gaping maw. These protagonists take everything in stride. If anything, they think it's all impossibly cool and wish it would never end. Standard children would be forgiven if they burst into hysterics, but it isn't ''fun'' for usual children to read about other kids screaming in terror as their lives fall apart. So fictional children don't. That said, it doesn't have to be an adventure story or a work specifically aimed at children, as any genre with horrible suffering is a good environment to show off this trope (except the ones that thrive on the characters angsting, like {{soap opera}}s).

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This trope appears frequently in children's media, particularly adventure stories featuring young heroes who never FreakOut when piloting a burning biplane into a [[TyrannosaurusRex T-Rex's]] T. rex's]] gaping maw. These protagonists take everything in stride. If anything, they think it's all impossibly cool and wish it would never end. Standard children would be forgiven if they burst into hysterics, but it isn't ''fun'' for usual children to read about other kids screaming in terror as their lives fall apart. So fictional children don't. That said, it doesn't have to be an adventure story or a work specifically aimed at children, as any genre with horrible suffering is a good environment to show off this trope (except the ones that thrive on the characters angsting, like {{soap opera}}s).
1st Dec '16 11:36:22 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' fans find it a bit suspect that in the S4 finale, [[spoiler:Aisha had apparently made peace with the death of [[ArrangedMarriage her intended]] in about a day]], though season 5 shows that she hasn't entirely gotten over it.
1st Dec '16 8:34:50 AM pinkdalek
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*** Aeris's death was a very dark event for video games at the time and is still unusual in that it focuses on loss and emptiness rather than HeroicSacrifice. As Cloud points out, he nearly killed her himself and would have done if his party members hadn't distracted him at the critical moment. The party continue on their journey North, [[MoodWhiplash where they go to a town full of cute snowmen and children in bobble hats, have a slapsticky fight with Elena and travel to the next dungeon by doing a comedic obstacle course on a rainbow-coloured snowboard]].

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*** Aeris's death was a very dark event for video games at the time and is still unusual in that it focuses on loss and emptiness rather than HeroicSacrifice. As Cloud points out, he nearly killed her himself and would have done if his party members hadn't distracted him at the critical moment. The party continue on their journey North, [[MoodWhiplash where they go to a town full of cute snowmen and children in bobble hats, have a slapsticky fight with Elena and travel to the next dungeon by doing a comedic obstacle course on a rainbow-coloured snowboard]]. The characters don't actually comment about Aeris or mourn for her at all until the party runs out of obvious things to do, leading Cloud to start wondering about what Aeris's plan had been.
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