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* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', interestingly enough, the series depicts Train's [[CharacterDevelopment progress of maturity]] to be going from [[{{Wangst}} wangsting about the past]] to becoming very carefree. In the second half of the series, Train gets over Saya's death and stops stressing about a lot of things (most of which are pretty important and angst-worthy). For example, when shot accidentally by Creed with the Lucifer bullet, while everyone else (including [[StalkerWithACrush Creed]]) panics and tells Train that he'll transform into a monster, Train [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome just brushes it off and says he'll handle that when it comes]]. When Train turns into a kid, everyone stresses about it while he actually thinks it's kind of ''fun'' (his more immediate thoughts being whether they can save money on kid's meal and metro ticket prices). This is even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d later by one of his past [[NebulousEvilOrganization Chronos]] superiors, who asks him if he even ''cares'' that [[BigBad Creed]] is trying to bring about the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Train's answer is no, and that he only cares about [[BigEater what's for lunch tomorrow]].

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* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', interestingly enough, the series depicts Train's [[CharacterDevelopment progress of maturity]] to be going from [[{{Wangst}} wangsting about the past]] to becoming very carefree. In the second half of the series, Train gets over Saya's death and stops stressing about a lot of things (most of which are pretty important and angst-worthy). For example, when shot accidentally by Creed with the Lucifer bullet, while everyone else (including [[StalkerWithACrush Creed]]) panics and tells Train that he'll transform into a monster, Train [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome just brushes it off and says he'll handle that when it comes]]. When Train turns into a kid, everyone stresses about it while he actually thinks it's kind of ''fun'' (his more immediate thoughts being whether they can save money on kid's meal and metro ticket prices). This is even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d later by one of his past [[NebulousEvilOrganization [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Chronos]] superiors, who asks him if he even ''cares'' that [[BigBad Creed]] is trying to bring about the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Train's answer is no, and that he only cares about [[BigEater what's for lunch tomorrow]].



* Saito of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. He is trapped in a world which is the complete opposite of his own, demoted to something akin to a dog, ''whipped and beaten'' by his {{tsundere}} mistress Louise, for who he gave up his only chance to return to Earth. His reaction? To drool over other girls' tits, even though he's been beaten black and blue for it. This is eventually, partially, {{Justified|Trope}} in the novel: the [[PowerTattoo familiar's seal]] Saito was given suppressed his inclination for homesickness. When Tifania removes the [[PowerTattoo seal]], his reaction ''was'' all the {{Angst}} bottled up for about a year. He does get better.

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* Saito of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. He is trapped in a world which is the complete opposite of his own, demoted to something akin to a dog, ''whipped and beaten'' by his {{tsundere}} mistress Louise, for who he gave up his only chance to return to Earth. His reaction? To drool over other girls' tits, even though he's been beaten black and blue for it. This is eventually, partially, {{Justified|Trope}} {{justified|Trope}} in the novel: the [[PowerTattoo familiar's seal]] Saito was given suppressed his inclination for homesickness. When Tifania removes the [[PowerTattoo seal]], his reaction ''was'' all the {{Angst}} bottled up for about a year. He does get better.



* 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.

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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 ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} saw the mass grave, he had a complete mental breakdown.



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]], the RichBitch character Jackie Jakobs comes off as manipulative, engages in some ColdBloodedTorture of heroic characters, and generally makes herself dislikeable. Then it is [[TheReveal revealed]] she has a [[FreudianExcuse reason]] or several to be the [[BrokenBird way]] [[ParentalAbandonment she]] [[StreetUrchin is]]. Thanks to the [[StarWars Trans-Galactic Republic]], Jackie receives some much-needed real therapy after first being helped by [[BackAlleyDoctor Mad Moxxi]]. Her properly-licensed therapist even lampshades how quickly her recovery is proceeding.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]], the RichBitch character Jackie Jakobs comes off as manipulative, engages in some ColdBloodedTorture of heroic characters, and generally makes herself dislikeable. Then it is [[TheReveal revealed]] she has a [[FreudianExcuse reason]] or several to be the [[BrokenBird way]] [[ParentalAbandonment she]] [[StreetUrchin is]]. Thanks to the [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Trans-Galactic Republic]], Jackie receives some much-needed real therapy after first being helped by [[BackAlleyDoctor Mad Moxxi]]. Her properly-licensed therapist even lampshades how quickly her recovery is proceeding.



* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', Silver gives one of the best lines that describes this trope [[spoiler:After he left almost all of the treasure behind to save Jim.]]

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* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', Silver gives one of the best lines that describes this trope [[spoiler:After he left almost all of the treasure behind to save Jim.]]Jim]].



* 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 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.

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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 DisneyVillainDeath.]] 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.



* In ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Arthur Dent watches as everyone he ever loved or cared about (except Trillian) plus the human race destroyed right before his eyes. He is half of the existing human race, with absolutely no hope (at that point) of rebuilding the species or ever going home. All over a bureaucratic snafu by an uncaring galactic government, and he receives absolutely no sympathy from other characters for the genocide of his race. And this is played ''for laughs''. The story rolls on, Dent doesn't seem too broken up about it (it might not have even happened as far as Trillian is concerned) and its all HandWaved at the end.

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* In ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Arthur Dent watches as everyone he ever loved or cared about (except Trillian) plus the human race destroyed right before his eyes. He is half of the existing human race, with absolutely no hope (at that point) of rebuilding the species or ever going home. All over a bureaucratic snafu by an uncaring galactic government, and he receives absolutely no sympathy from other characters for the genocide of his race. And this is played ''for laughs''. The story rolls on, Dent doesn't seem too broken up about it (it might not have even happened as far as Trillian is concerned) and its all HandWaved {{handwave}}d at the end.



* In ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'', given that something like 99.995% of the world's population died less than a month ago [[spoiler:everyone on the arks seems to have got over it rather quickly. Adrian and the President's daughter deserve special mention, flirting carefree just after both their fathers (and presumably the rest of their families) died.]]

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* In ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'', given that something like 99.995% of the world's population died less than a month ago [[spoiler:everyone on the arks seems to have got over it rather quickly. Adrian and the President's daughter deserve special mention, flirting carefree just after both their fathers (and presumably the rest of their families) died.]]died]].



* 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 ''delibarately did'',]] and yet in the next scene she acts as if nothing happened.

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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 ''delibarately ''deliberately did'',]] and yet in the next scene she acts as if nothing happened.



* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', a small boy sees [[spoiler:both his parent get turned into zombies, try to attack him, and then get gunned down by the military.]] Despite this he seems mostly unfazed.

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* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', a small boy sees [[spoiler:both his parent get turned into zombies, try to attack him, and then get gunned down by the military.]] military]]. Despite this he seems mostly unfazed.



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Jerin does angst after [[spoiler:he is kidnapped and a woman sat on his face without clothes inbetween, i.e. sort of oral rape without actual penetration]], but only because he fears he is [[spoiler: DefiledForever due to consensual sex he suspects he might have had in a night he doesn't remember]] After he is told that all is well, [[spoiler: the woman he thinks he slept with was his bride, anyway, and they didn't even have sex, and he is welcomed back by his wives to be ]] he quickly recovers. May or may not be justified, regarding on how serious of an issue one regards the thing that happened. Other protagonist show realistic angst over the death of their relatives. Ren, for example, is plagued by nightmares of the night her sisters died in an explosion. Jerin's toddler sisters don't want to let him go, for fear he will never return, "like daddy"; their father died a couple of months ago, and Jerin was PromotedToParent. The youngest doesn't quite understand that, unlike her father, Jerin will come back to visit.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Jerin does angst after [[spoiler:he is kidnapped and a woman sat on his face without clothes inbetween, i.e. sort of oral rape without actual penetration]], but only because he fears he is [[spoiler: DefiledForever due to consensual sex he suspects he might have had in a night he doesn't remember]] remember]]. After he is told that all is well, [[spoiler: the woman he thinks he slept with was his bride, anyway, and they didn't even have sex, and he is welcomed back by his wives to be ]] he quickly recovers. May or may not be justified, regarding on how serious of an issue one regards the thing that happened. Other protagonist protagonists show realistic angst over the death of their relatives. Ren, for example, is plagued by nightmares of the night her sisters died in an explosion. Jerin's toddler sisters don't want to let him go, for fear he will never return, "like daddy"; their father died a couple of months ago, and Jerin was PromotedToParent.[[PromotionToParent promoted to parent]]. The youngest doesn't quite understand that, unlike her father, Jerin will come back to visit.



** Eragon exhibits this in the second book ''Eldest''. It is revealed to him that [[spoiler:his father was TheDragon to the BigBad, and to put it lightly, not a nice person]]. He gets over this in three paragraphs. He does, however, angst when his uncle dies (for a few chapters, after which he gets over it), when he is told that [[spoiler:his father was ''really'' his mentor, Brom]], and when [[spoiler:Murtagh joins the enemy.]]

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** Eragon exhibits this in the second book ''Eldest''. It is revealed to him that [[spoiler:his father was TheDragon to the BigBad, and to put it lightly, not a nice person]]. He gets over this in three paragraphs. He does, however, angst when his uncle dies (for a few chapters, after which he gets over it), when he is told that [[spoiler:his father was ''really'' his mentor, Brom]], and when [[spoiler:Murtagh joins the enemy.]]enemy]].



** As we see in ''Breaking Dawn'', [[StrangledByTheRedString imprinting]] is enough to get a guy to not care that [[spoiler:the former love of his life and mother of his new love interest just died violently and bloodily not minutes prior, nor that she is now what he used to consider a soulless monster, nor that she has definitely left him for another man. Never mind that he wanted to kill the girl a minute earlier, nor that she is [[{{Squick}} a newborn baby.]]]]

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** As we see in ''Breaking Dawn'', [[StrangledByTheRedString imprinting]] is enough to get a guy to not care that [[spoiler:the former love of his life and mother of his new love interest just died violently and bloodily not minutes prior, nor that she is now what he used to consider a soulless monster, nor that she has definitely left him for another man. Never mind that he wanted to kill the girl a minute earlier, nor that she is [[{{Squick}} a newborn baby.]]]]baby]]]].



* Beautifully lampshaded and {{justified|Trope}} in ''TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar'', when, after a fair share of {{Wangst}} prior to the departure from St. Petersburg, Griboyedov, the main character, first calms down and then stops at a small hut on his way to Tiflis. He suddenly realizes that he is happy - because a man can't really be unhappy all the time and that there is more to a person than just grandiose plans, love and misery.

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* Beautifully lampshaded and {{justified|Trope}} in ''TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar'', ''Literature/TheDeathOfTheVazirMukhtar'', when, after a fair share of {{Wangst}} prior to the departure from St. Petersburg, Griboyedov, the main character, first calms down and then stops at a small hut on his way to Tiflis. He suddenly realizes that he is happy - because a man can't really be unhappy all the time and that there is more to a person than just grandiose plans, love and misery.



** Arthur Dent, as mentioned above. He has an even worse time of things in the the books than the movie; Earth is destroyed ''more than once''. Admittedly, in the books his feelings on all the terrible things that seem to happen to him are explored a bit more fully, and he does occasionally get something like impatient sympathy from Trillian or Ford. But mostly, everything that happens seems to be nothing but a big joke at his expense. There's a sequence that plays with this; it seems trying to imagine everyone on earth is gone is just too big a thought for his head to contain. Instead he worries about little things like Nelson's Column and the permanent end of the US dollar. When he realizes there are no more [=McDonalds=] hamburgers, he passes out and wakes up sobbing for his mother.

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** Arthur Dent, as mentioned above. He has an even worse time of things in the the books than the movie; Earth is destroyed ''more than once''. Admittedly, in the books his feelings on all the terrible things that seem to happen to him are explored a bit more fully, and he does occasionally get something like impatient sympathy from Trillian or Ford. But mostly, everything that happens seems to be nothing but a big joke at his expense. There's a sequence that plays with this; it seems trying to imagine everyone on earth is gone is just too big a thought for his head to contain. Instead he worries about little things like Nelson's Column and the permanent end of the US dollar. When he realizes there are no more [=McDonalds=] hamburgers, he passes out and wakes up sobbing for his mother.



* In Sharon Creech's ''The Wanderer Sophie'', a 13 years old girl is sailing in a small boat across the Atlantic, with her two cousins (both also 13) and three uncles. The story is given to us as her and Cody's (one of the cousins) diaries. When they are caught by a nasty storm, Cody whines in his diary about how he was a bad son and how hopeless their situation is. Sophia whines... about how the uncles won't let her do a ''real'' job, like climbing masts during the storm. Then this gets DoubleSubverted when [[spoiler: Cody reveals Sophhie has regular nightmares, which she [[UnreliableNarrator doesn't mention in her diary]]. However, they aren't about their ''current'' predicament, which Sophie describes (and sees) purely matter-of-factly. She is flashing back to another such storm that she survived, but which killed her biological parents, though Sophie has no conscious memory of this. It is THAT storm that scares Sophie, not the current danger.]]

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* In Sharon Creech's ''The Wanderer Sophie'', a 13 years old girl is sailing in a small boat across the Atlantic, with her two cousins (both also 13) and three uncles. The story is given to us as her and Cody's (one of the cousins) diaries. When they are caught by a nasty storm, Cody whines in his diary about how he was a bad son and how hopeless their situation is. Sophia whines... about how the uncles won't let her do a ''real'' job, like climbing masts during the storm. Then this gets DoubleSubverted {{Double Subver|sion}}ted when [[spoiler: Cody reveals Sophhie has regular nightmares, which she [[UnreliableNarrator doesn't mention in her diary]]. However, they aren't about their ''current'' predicament, which Sophie describes (and sees) purely matter-of-factly. She is flashing back to another such storm that she survived, but which killed her biological parents, though Sophie has no conscious memory of this. It is THAT storm that scares Sophie, not the current danger.]]danger]].



* Mistress Commander Angharad Godkin in ''Literature/FlightOfTheGodkinGriffin'' gets [[spoiler: beaten nearly to death and gang raped by half-human monsters]] and her only reaction is to get mildly irritated about a potential pregnancy screwing up her family bloodlines. Oh, and she [[spoiler: utterly wipes out the mountain pards responsible for creating their monster children]]

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* Mistress Commander Angharad Godkin in ''Literature/FlightOfTheGodkinGriffin'' gets [[spoiler: beaten nearly to death and gang raped by half-human monsters]] and her only reaction is to get mildly irritated about a potential pregnancy screwing up her family bloodlines. Oh, and she [[spoiler: utterly wipes out the mountain pards responsible for creating their monster children]]children]].



* Robin Hood in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' gives his BBC counterpart some competition. He's introduced as a widower who finds love again with former evil queen Regina. When Marian comes back from the dead and reveals to him that Regina was the one who killed her, [[InsaneForgiveness he doesn't give a damn]] and is mostly upset to be separated from his true love. [[spoiler:A few months later, it turns out that Marian is actually Regina's sister Zelina in disguise who repeatedly raped him by fraud. Once again, he's just upset with her being pregnant and is ''immediatly'' ready to move on with Regina]].

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* Robin Hood in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' gives his BBC counterpart some competition. He's introduced as a widower who finds love again with former evil queen Regina. When Marian comes back from the dead and reveals to him that Regina was the one who killed her, [[InsaneForgiveness he doesn't give a damn]] and is mostly upset to be separated from his true love. [[spoiler:A few months later, it turns out that Marian is actually Regina's sister Zelina in disguise who repeatedly raped him by fraud. Once again, he's just upset with her being pregnant and is ''immediatly'' ready to move on with Regina]].Regina.]]



* Vyse from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', to a really, really amazing degree. To the point where crashing on a deserted island after seemingly losing his friends in a burning vessel...Vyse just shrugs and treats it as a vacation. At one point, after his base of operations is razed to the ground, the player has an option to have him claim to one of his builders that they needed a renovation anyway, which completely shocks her due to how bizarrely optimistic his statement is. The game's script treats his demeanor as out of the ordinary even for the universe it's in, but also points out several times that his attitude is also what makes him an effective leader and captain. In the Gamecube "Legends" release choosing the most noble and optimistic statement in any scenario is scored and affects the unlocking of some of the new content. Notably towards the ''very'' end of the game, he does have a moment where he nearly does crack [[spoiler:though it took an apocalyptic genocide for him to get that far. Fortunately, before he does snap, all the people he helped immediately show up to vow to fight with him and break him out of his funk.]]

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* Vyse from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', to a really, really amazing degree. To the point where crashing on a deserted island after seemingly losing his friends in a burning vessel...Vyse just shrugs and treats it as a vacation. At one point, after his base of operations is razed to the ground, the player has an option to have him claim to one of his builders that they needed a renovation anyway, which completely shocks her due to how bizarrely optimistic his statement is. The game's script treats his demeanor as out of the ordinary even for the universe it's in, but also points out several times that his attitude is also what makes him an effective leader and captain. In the Gamecube "Legends" release choosing the most noble and optimistic statement in any scenario is scored and affects the unlocking of some of the new content. Notably towards the ''very'' end of the game, he does have a moment where he nearly does crack [[spoiler:though it took an apocalyptic genocide for him to get that far. Fortunately, before he does snap, all the people he helped immediately show up to vow to fight with him and break him out of his funk.]]funk]].



*** Tidus woke up stranded in a strange new land and later found out his home was destroyed, but he's always cheerful and energetic. [[spoiler:Even when he finds out he's a ghost (of a sort) and will fade away once Sin is defeated, he faces his end with a jubilant attitude]]. However, he certainly manages to angst about ''[[{{Wangst}} his family issues.]]''.

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*** Tidus woke up stranded in a strange new land and later found out his home was destroyed, but he's always cheerful and energetic. [[spoiler:Even when he finds out he's a ghost (of a sort) and will fade away once Sin is defeated, he faces his end with a jubilant attitude]]. attitude.]] However, he certainly manages to angst about ''[[{{Wangst}} his family issues.]]''.]]''



** What about Serah of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''? At the start of the game, she's already depressed about Lightning missing and Snow somewhere in Gran Pulse. During the course of the game, she found out that [[spoiler: she has the Eyes of Etro, meaning her life span shortens every time she changes the timeline. She also found out that Snow acquired a l'cie mark, Lightning is in Valhalla (a place she can't leave easily) and the crystal pillar is in danger of breaking.]] Despite all that, she stays cheerful and optimistic. Then we found out that [[spoiler:after defeating Caius, all the time paradoxes get resolved and the only timeline they can return to is 500AF. This means that the people Serah know in 2AF are dead, Snow may or may not be in the same timeline, Lightning may or may not leave Valhalla, Noel may vanish and she may die.]] She probably know these but she still went ahead with a smile.

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** What about Serah of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2''? At the start of the game, she's already depressed about Lightning missing and Snow somewhere in Gran Pulse. During the course of the game, she found out that [[spoiler: she has the Eyes of Etro, meaning her life span shortens every time she changes the timeline. She also found out that Snow acquired a l'cie mark, Lightning is in Valhalla (a place she can't leave easily) and the crystal pillar is in danger of breaking.]] breaking]]. Despite all that, she stays cheerful and optimistic. Then we found out that [[spoiler:after defeating Caius, all the time paradoxes get resolved and the only timeline they can return to is 500AF. This means that the people Serah know in 2AF are dead, Snow may or may not be in the same timeline, Lightning may or may not leave Valhalla, Noel may vanish and she may die.]] die]]. She probably know these but she still went ahead with a smile.



** [[KidAppealCharacter Tails]] is appparently an orphan that lives alone in his laboratory building things until [[TheMcCoy Sonic]] decides to call him up whenever he needs to use his airplane. It's also mentioned in most continuities that he was heavily bullied before he met Sonic. Yet he still manages to be a CheerfulChild, despite a backstory that should make him every bit as depressed as [[AntiHero Shadow]].

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** [[KidAppealCharacter Tails]] is appparently apparently an orphan that lives alone in his laboratory building things until [[TheMcCoy Sonic]] decides to call him up whenever he needs to use his airplane. It's also mentioned in most continuities that he was heavily bullied before he met Sonic. Yet he still manages to be a CheerfulChild, despite a backstory that should make him every bit as depressed as [[AntiHero Shadow]].



** There are a lot of people who won't even play the games alone with the lights turned out, but for some reason, none of the main characters ever just break down screaming. The only comment ever given on the situation comes from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', when Heather says that she used to be bothered by the corpses laying all over the place, but barely notices them anymore. Granted, once we find out [[TomatoInTheMirror who she is]], her resiliency isn't all that surprising. [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Harry's]] love for his child, [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 James']] near-suicidal need to be with his wife, and [[VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins Travis']] repressed violent urges are the things that drive each of them on in spite of common sense. [[VideoGame/SilentHill4 Henry]], meanwhile, seems to simply not process or react any of it, continuing out of sheer stubborness.
** {{Justified|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'', in which Harry is actually [[spoiler:just a figment of his daughter's imagination. She imagines him as a [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]] (or a doormat, or an abusive alcoholic, or a philanderer, depending on how you play) and so that's what he is.]] He still shows signs of "oh god, what the hell is going on?"

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** There are a lot of people who won't even play the games alone with the lights turned out, but for some reason, none of the main characters ever just break down screaming. The only comment ever given on the situation comes from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', when Heather says that she used to be bothered by the corpses laying all over the place, but barely notices them anymore. Granted, once we find out [[TomatoInTheMirror who she is]], her resiliency isn't all that surprising. [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Harry's]] love for his child, [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 James']] near-suicidal need to be with his wife, and [[VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins Travis']] repressed violent urges are the things that drive each of them on in spite of common sense. [[VideoGame/SilentHill4 Henry]], meanwhile, seems to simply not process or react any of it, continuing out of sheer stubborness.
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** {{Justified|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'', in which Harry is actually [[spoiler:just a figment of his daughter's imagination. She imagines him as a [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]] (or a doormat, or an abusive alcoholic, or a philanderer, depending on how you play) and so that's what he is.]] is]]. He still shows signs of "oh god, what the hell is going on?"



** Yuyuko's ability to [[SoulPower control the spirits of the dead]] eventually developed into the immensly dangerous power to [[IWishedYouWereDead invoke death with a mere thought]] and while her fear of this power eventually did [[DrivenToSuicide drive her to commit suicide]] she is now one of the funniest and cheerful characters in Gensoukyou, having fully embraced her existence as a CuteGhostGirl and no trace of her earlier worries are ever so much as hinted at. The revelation that her body is currently used to seal the [[EldritchAbomination Saigyouji Ayakashi]], meaning that she's forever barred from entering heaven and [[DeaderThanDead her soul won't survive]] if she's ever resurrected, has not even put a frown on her face.

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** Yuyuko's ability to [[SoulPower control the spirits of the dead]] eventually developed into the immensly immensely dangerous power to [[IWishedYouWereDead invoke death with a mere thought]] and while her fear of this power eventually did [[DrivenToSuicide drive her to commit suicide]] she is now one of the funniest and cheerful characters in Gensoukyou, having fully embraced her existence as a CuteGhostGirl and no trace of her earlier worries are ever so much as hinted at. The revelation that her body is currently used to seal the [[EldritchAbomination Saigyouji Ayakashi]], meaning that she's forever barred from entering heaven and [[DeaderThanDead her soul won't survive]] if she's ever resurrected, has not even put a frown on her face.



** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[HeroicMime Link]] doesn't seem the least bit upset over [[spoiler:opening the gate to the Sacred Realm, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero allowing Ganondorf to seize the Triforce and plunge Hyrule into darkness]]]], nor does he seem too upset over [[spoiler:losing all his friends due to being sent back into time to before he met them]]. [[HeroicMime Then again]].... ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' averts this [[spoiler:as the Hero Of Time, now dead and leading the new Link as the Hero's Shade, is ''incredibly'' bitter over not receiving recognition as a hero due to none of the events occurring in the Child timeline.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[HeroicMime Link]] doesn't seem the least bit upset over [[spoiler:opening the gate to the Sacred Realm, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero allowing Ganondorf to seize the Triforce and plunge Hyrule into darkness]]]], nor does he seem too upset over [[spoiler:losing all his friends due to being sent back into time to before he met them]]. [[HeroicMime Then again]].... ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' averts this [[spoiler:as the Hero Of Time, now dead and leading the new Link as the Hero's Shade, is ''incredibly'' bitter over not receiving recognition as a hero due to none of the events occurring in the Child timeline.]]timeline]].



* In stark contrast to many other vampires, Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'' spends very little time on brooding over tragic events. He's even cheerful about his fall from Tyrant to the lowly position of Prinny Instructor.

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* In stark contrast to many other vampires, Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4| A Promise Unforgotten}}'' APromiseUnforgotten}}'' spends very little time on brooding over tragic events. He's even cheerful about his fall from Tyrant to the lowly position of Prinny Instructor.



** In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Trucy Wright gets over [[spoiler:both the disappearance and the murder of her father surprisingly quickly.]] In fact, Apollo seems more shocked than she is. Towards the end, however, it's revealed that she is upset about it, she just avoids showing it to most people.

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** In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Trucy Wright gets over [[spoiler:both the disappearance and the murder of her father surprisingly quickly.]] quickly]]. In fact, Apollo seems more shocked than she is. Towards the end, however, it's revealed that she is upset about it, she just avoids showing it to most people.



* In ''WebOriginal/DanganronpaAbridgedThing'', this trope is often in efect considering that the fairly dark moments of the original VisualNovel/DanganRonpa are PlayedForLaughs. In the original, Naegi was quite heartbroken and betrayed when [[spoiler:Maizono]], who was possibly the closest person he had to a friend among his Hope's Peak Academy, was murdered in the course of trying to kill someone and frame him for it, although it's implied that he forgave [[spoiler:her]] and came to terms with the issue. Here, after the original freakout over finding a dead body in his shower fades, he's most shocked about the victim supposedly planning a "[[GratuitousJapanese sugoi]] booty call" in his room. This is possibly because in the abridged series, the kindest thing Naegi could say about [[spoiler:Maizono]] was that he was "[[TheFriendNobodyLikes the only one who could tolerate]] [[spoiler:her]]."

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* In ''WebOriginal/DanganronpaAbridgedThing'', this trope is often in efect effect considering that the fairly dark moments of the original VisualNovel/DanganRonpa are PlayedForLaughs. In the original, Naegi was quite heartbroken and betrayed when [[spoiler:Maizono]], who was possibly the closest person he had to a friend among his Hope's Peak Academy, was murdered in the course of trying to kill someone and frame him for it, although it's implied that he forgave [[spoiler:her]] and came to terms with the issue. Here, after the original freakout over finding a dead body in his shower fades, he's most shocked about the victim supposedly planning a "[[GratuitousJapanese sugoi]] booty call" in his room. This is possibly because in the abridged series, the kindest thing Naegi could say about [[spoiler:Maizono]] was that he was "[[TheFriendNobodyLikes the only one who could tolerate]] [[spoiler:her]]."



** The kids never show any emotion, besides their trademark line, when [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny is killed]]. One episode reveals that [[TheChewToy Kenny]] is the only one aware he ever died. Everyone else forgets it ever happened the next morning. {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in "Kenny Dies," which has Kenny diagnosed with a terminal disease and [[PlayingWithATrope plays it straight]]. As an added twist, this death actually stuck; the creators intended to have him KilledOffForReal, but did eventually resurrect him by the end of the next season.

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** The kids never show any emotion, besides their trademark line, when [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny is killed]]. One episode reveals that [[TheChewToy Kenny]] is the only one aware he ever died. Everyone else forgets it ever happened the next morning. {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in "Kenny Dies," which has Kenny diagnosed with a terminal disease and [[PlayingWithATrope plays it straight]]. As an added twist, this death actually stuck; the creators intended to have him KilledOffForReal, but did eventually resurrect him by the end of the next season.



** Utilized by an actual robotocized victim; Uncle Chuck, after gaining his free will, nonchalently mentions that the process left his state of mind [[AndIMustScream completely conscious but no manner of control over his body]] for the decade it was under effect. But enough about that...

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** Utilized by an actual robotocized victim; Uncle Chuck, after gaining his free will, nonchalently nonchalantly mentions that the process left his state of mind [[AndIMustScream completely conscious but no manner of control over his body]] for the decade it was under effect. But enough about that...
3rd Sep '16 12:57:47 PM KelpTheGreat
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** Even though the Naruto has no family and everyone around him hates him just for existing, he doesn't seem to have any angst at all, and further displays this trope in regards to being the jinchuriki of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, expressing little angst over the matter after he initially found out. Probably the most shocking instance is in an event where he is confronted with the villain that's the direct reason he grew up an orphan and had the fox sealed inside of him. Considering his reaction [[spoiler:when he had the chance to talk to his father about it]], one would expect him to be angry, but he treats it the same as every other fight. However, as to the former, the first arc where they actually do some fighting spells out that he'd gotten over it after angsting non-stop for several years, and one of Naruto's teachers steps up as a father-figure, mainly because he grew up in similar circumstances.

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** Even though the Naruto has no family and everyone around him hates him just for existing, he doesn't seem to have any angst at all, and further displays this trope in regards to being the jinchuriki of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, expressing little angst over the matter after he initially found out. Probably the most shocking instance is in an event where he is confronted with the villain that's the direct reason he grew up an orphan and had the fox sealed inside of him. Considering his reaction [[spoiler:when he had the chance to talk to his father about it]], one would expect him to be angry, but he treats it the same as every other fight. However, as to the former, the first arc where they actually do some fighting spells out that he'd gotten over it after angsting non-stop for several years, and one of Naruto's teachers steps up as a father-figure, mainly because he grew up in similar circumstances.
28th Aug '16 3:16:09 PM LarryMullen
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* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', the Doctor and Thursday find out they're fictional, are shaken… and then get on with the business of saving fiction. Also, many of the characters seem surprisingly nonchalant about the fact that they're about to die.
17th Aug '16 8:07:48 AM dustyham
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* At the start of ''Literature/AClashOfKings'', Tyrion offers his condolences to Joffrey over the loss of his supposed father. Joffrey has to be reminded of the loss. Justified in that Joffrey is a sociopath, was never close to his father, and the death of Robert led to his ascension as king, which he is thrilled about. It's hinted that he may have seen the Hound as something of a surrogate father figure, albeit still an emotionally distant one and one that Joffrey could casually abuse. He doesn't show much grief when the Hound takes off without a word (other than "fuck the king") either, though.

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* At the start of ''Literature/AClashOfKings'', when Tyrion offers his condolences to Joffrey over for the loss of his supposed father. father, Joffrey has to be reminded of the loss. Justified in that Joffrey is a sociopath, sociopath who was never close to his father, and the death of Robert led to his ascension as king, which he is he's thrilled about. It's hinted that he Joffrey may have seen the Hound as something of a surrogate father figure, albeit still an emotionally distant one and one that Joffrey he could casually abuse. He abuse, but he doesn't show much grief when the Hound takes off without a word (other than "fuck the king") either, though.either.
13th Aug '16 9:25:06 PM Basileus
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** The original manga makes it clear that Hayate is just used to all of this and he does occasionally (maybe two or three times in over 10 years of publication) lament that his life kind of sucks but he is always remarkably chill about the horrible things his parents have done to him and tends to bring others to tears when he non-chalantly talks about his childhood. He find out soon enough that this is really because he just plain lost all love and faith for his parents a looong time ago. The first anime makes him more ThePollyanna and far more delusionally optimistic than manga!Hayate, although subsequent seasons followed the manga more closely and Hayate is noticebly bitter and cynical but nevertheless puts up with everything the universe throws at him with little more than a sarcastic jab.

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** The original manga makes it clear that Hayate is just used to all of this and he does occasionally (maybe two or three times in over 10 years of publication) lament that his life kind of sucks but sucks. But he is always remarkably chill about the horrible things his parents have done to him and tends to bring others to tears when he non-chalantly nonchalantly talks about his childhood. He find The audience finds out soon enough that this is really because he just plain lost all love and faith for his parents a looong time ago. The first anime makes him more ThePollyanna and far more delusionally optimistic than manga!Hayate, although subsequent seasons followed the manga more closely and Hayate is noticebly noticeably bitter and cynical but nevertheless puts up with everything the universe throws at him with little more than a sarcastic jab.
13th Aug '16 9:21:02 PM Basileus
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* Meet Ayasaki Hayate from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. He's worked since he was eight years old to support his happily unemployed parents who enjoy: gambling, stealing his money to keep gambling and selling him to "[[{{Yakuza}} very nice people]]" to pay off their gambling debts. He's also constantly plagued by the most ridiculous misfortunes and despite his best efforts things almost never go his way. If anyone has the right to [[{{Wangst}} whine about how unfair life is]], one would think he does but he simply grins and bears it. Why? [[SurpriseSantaEncounter Because Santa]] [[GagSeries told him to]]!

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* Meet Ayasaki ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' brings us Hayate Ayasaki, the titular butler. Pretty much the first thing we see of him is him getting into a terrible bike accident due to his atrocious luck and shrugging it off like an every day thing. Then he gets fired from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. He's worked since he was eight years old to support his happily unemployed bike courier job because his parents who enjoy: gambling, stealing revealed he lied about his money age to keep gambling get the job. He didn't even get to collect his last paycheck because his parents ran off with it and selling lost it all galmbing. Hayate finds this out by a note they left for him to "[[{{Yakuza}} very nice people]]" that also stated he was going to pay off their gambling debts. He's also constantly the {{Yakuza}} back for all of the debts they owed...with his organs. And all of this happened on Christmas Eve. And he's been so plagued by the most ridiculous misfortunes horrible misfortune and despite his best efforts things almost never go his way. If anyone has the right terrible parents that he doesn't even bother to [[{{Wangst}} whine about scream or rage at how unfair life is]], one would think all of this is.
** The original manga makes it clear that Hayate is just used to all of this and
he does occasionally (maybe two or three times in over 10 years of publication) lament that his life kind of sucks but he simply grins is always remarkably chill about the horrible things his parents have done to him and bears it. Why? [[SurpriseSantaEncounter Because Santa]] [[GagSeries told tends to bring others to tears when he non-chalantly talks about his childhood. He find out soon enough that this is really because he just plain lost all love and faith for his parents a looong time ago. The first anime makes him to]]!more ThePollyanna and far more delusionally optimistic than manga!Hayate, although subsequent seasons followed the manga more closely and Hayate is noticebly bitter and cynical but nevertheless puts up with everything the universe throws at him with little more than a sarcastic jab.
13th Aug '16 9:59:25 AM Valiona
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* In ''WebOriginal/DanganronpaAbridgedThing'', this trope is often in efect considering that the fairly dark moments of the original VisualNovel/DanganRonpa are PlayedForLaughs. In the original, Naegi was quite heartbroken and betrayed when [[spoiler:Maizono]], who was possibly the closest person he had to a friend among his Hope's Peak Academy, was murdered in the course of trying to kill someone and frame him for it, although it's implied that he forgave [[spoiler:her]] and came to terms with the issue. Here, after the original freakout over finding a dead body in his shower fades, he's most shocked about the victim supposedly planning a "[[GratuitousJapanese sugoi]] booty call" in his room. This is possibly because in the abridged series, the kindest thing Naegi could say about [[spoiler:Maizono]] was that he was "[[TheFriendNobodyLikes the only one who could tolerate]] [[spoiler:her]]."
8th Aug '16 9:55:35 AM Sapphirea2
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*** For further justification, the finale three-parter of Series 9 ("Face the Raven"/"Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent") examines '''exactly''' what happens to the Doctor if he isn't able to run. Beloved companion Clara Oswald -- whose status as a deconstruction of this trope is described below -- [[spoiler: dies in a Senseless Sacrfice]], an event inadvertently resulting from a plot hatched against him by [[spoiler: Ashildr]] and, even worse, [[spoiler: his own people]]. '''Immediately''' after this he is sent to, in his words, a "bespoke torture chamber" where the only other being is a MonsterOfTheWeek with a TouchOfDeath and the way to escape is something he has to figure out for himself. This season, he'd been criticized several times for moving on from adventure to adventure without thinking through the long-term consequences of his rasher actions on others, such as saving Ashildr's life in a way that made her immortal and leaving her to TheSlowPath. But trapped and unable to process his grief and rage, he '''''goes insane''''', ultimately suffering for [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years by choice]]. He emerges TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and puts a TragicDream -- [[spoiler: saving Clara]] -- above everything else, even ''the existence of space and time themselves''. He does come back from crossing the DespairEventHorizon, but regaining his self and sanity and moving on requires [[spoiler: a Mind Rape]] to diminish the anguish he feels over recent events. In the end, the story is a reconstruction of this trope: His choice to just accept what he has gone through, accept punishment for letting his pain turn him villainous, and from there just keep running is portrayed as the best thing he can do for himself and others.

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*** For further justification, the finale three-parter of Series 9 ("Face the Raven"/"Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent") examines '''exactly''' what happens to the Doctor if he isn't able to run. Beloved companion Clara Oswald -- whose status as a deconstruction of this trope is described below -- [[spoiler: dies in a Senseless Sacrfice]], an event inadvertently resulting from a plot hatched against him by [[spoiler: Ashildr]] and, even worse, [[spoiler: his own people]]. '''Immediately''' after this he is sent to, in his words, a "bespoke torture chamber" where the only other being is a MonsterOfTheWeek with a TouchOfDeath and the way to escape is something he has to figure out for himself. This season, he'd been criticized several times for moving on from adventure to adventure without thinking through the long-term consequences of his rasher actions on others, such as saving Ashildr's life in a way that made her immortal and leaving her to TheSlowPath. But trapped and unable to process his grief and rage, he '''''goes insane''''', ultimately suffering for [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years by choice]]. He emerges TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and puts a TragicDream -- [[spoiler: saving Clara]] -- above everything else, even ''the existence of space and time themselves''. He does come back from crossing the DespairEventHorizon, but regaining his self and sanity and moving on requires [[spoiler: a Mind Rape]] to diminish the anguish he feels over recent events. In the end, the story is a reconstruction of this trope: His choice to just accept what he has gone through, accept punishment for through -- and will go through -- instead of letting his pain turn him villainous, anguish control him, and from there just keep to continue running and helping others, is portrayed as the best thing he can do do. In the next episode, he takes the lessons he learned to hearts and by accepting [[spoiler: the inevitability of River Song's death]] manages to earn a happy ending for himself [[spoiler: and others.her as well, as he chooses to see through their last night together...which lasts twenty-four years]].
8th Aug '16 9:43:29 AM Sapphirea2
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** The Doctor himself has gone back and forth on this. Often serials would have a very BittersweetEnding with a high body count, and the Doctor mourning the senseless tragedy of it all. Next serial he'd be up for a bit more fun sightseeing, even when it's made clear that little time has past between stories. One explanation running since the First Doctor days and made more explicit in the new series is that the Doctor feels the angst all too much (especially the destruction of his own people between the original show and the revival), but ''must'' keep running. To dwell on all the horror he has faced would mean a one way trip across the DespairEventHorizon. Like the First Doctor says hugging Dodo after "The Savages", he ''must never look back!''
*** The finale three-parter of Series 9 ("Face the Raven"/"Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent") examines '''exactly''' what happens to the Doctor if he isn't able to run. Beloved companion Clara Oswald -- whose status as a deconstruction of this trope is described below -- [[spoiler: dies in a Senseless Sacrfice]], an event inadvertently resulting from a plot hatched against him by [[spoiler: Ashildr]] and, even worse, [[spoiler: his own people]]. '''Immediately''' after this he is sent to, in his words, a "bespoke torture chamber" where the only other being is a MonsterOfTheWeek with a TouchOfDeath and the way to escape is something he has to figure out for himself. This season, he'd been criticized several times for moving on from adventure to adventure without thinking through the long-term consequences of his rasher actions on others, such as saving Ashildr's life in a way that made her immortal and leaving her to TheSlowPath. But trapped and unable to process his grief and rage, he '''''goes insane''''', ultimately suffering for [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years by choice]]. He emerges TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and puts a TragicDream -- [[spoiler: saving Clara]] -- above everything else, even ''the existence of space and time themselves''. He does come back from crossing the DespairEventHorizon, but regaining his self and sanity and moving on requires [[spoiler: a Mind Rape]] to diminish the anguish he feels over recent events. '''This story is why the Doctor must run.''' '''''Forever.'''''

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** The Doctor himself has gone back and forth on this. Often serials would have a very BittersweetEnding with a high body count, and the Doctor mourning the senseless tragedy of it all. Next serial he'd be up for a bit more fun sightseeing, even when it's made clear that little time has past between stories. One explanation -- and justification of this trope -- running since the First Doctor days and made more explicit in the new series is that the Doctor feels the angst all too much (especially the destruction of his own people between the original show and the revival), but ''must'' keep running. To dwell on all the horror he has faced would mean a one way trip across the DespairEventHorizon. Like the First Doctor says hugging Dodo after "The Savages", he ''must never look back!''
*** The For further justification, the finale three-parter of Series 9 ("Face the Raven"/"Heaven Sent"/"Hell Bent") examines '''exactly''' what happens to the Doctor if he isn't able to run. Beloved companion Clara Oswald -- whose status as a deconstruction of this trope is described below -- [[spoiler: dies in a Senseless Sacrfice]], an event inadvertently resulting from a plot hatched against him by [[spoiler: Ashildr]] and, even worse, [[spoiler: his own people]]. '''Immediately''' after this he is sent to, in his words, a "bespoke torture chamber" where the only other being is a MonsterOfTheWeek with a TouchOfDeath and the way to escape is something he has to figure out for himself. This season, he'd been criticized several times for moving on from adventure to adventure without thinking through the long-term consequences of his rasher actions on others, such as saving Ashildr's life in a way that made her immortal and leaving her to TheSlowPath. But trapped and unable to process his grief and rage, he '''''goes insane''''', ultimately suffering for [[spoiler: four-and-a-half billion years by choice]]. He emerges TheUnfettered WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and puts a TragicDream -- [[spoiler: saving Clara]] -- above everything else, even ''the existence of space and time themselves''. He does come back from crossing the DespairEventHorizon, but regaining his self and sanity and moving on requires [[spoiler: a Mind Rape]] to diminish the anguish he feels over recent events. '''This In the end, the story is why a reconstruction of this trope: His choice to just accept what he has gone through, accept punishment for letting his pain turn him villainous, and from there just keep running is portrayed as the Doctor must run.''' '''''Forever.'''''best thing he can do for himself and others.



** Clara Oswald's tenure is, if anything, a fairly brutal {{deconstruction}} of the whole trope, not helped by her tendency to act as a strong-willed, DontYouDarePityMe type of person, or the fact that her friendship with the Doctor is frequently mired in half-truths and misunderstandings (especially with the colder, more detached and more alien Twelfth Doctor). Whenever Clara is really overcome by fear, grief or anger, she tends to explode, averting the trope in infrequent but all the more heartbreaking outbursts. By her third series, she's forever lost the man she grew to love and has visibly changed from [[FunPersonified a cheerful and cheeky lady]] into [[BrokenBird a more worldweary and reckless figure]]. Even though the Doctor is trying to be a caring friend, he realises she's become numbed to emotional trauma after plenty of tragedies and has started bordering on a {{death seeker}}. This causes him to ''explicitly worry'' in front of her, despite himself having gone through many awful and infuriating things during his entire lifetime and needing her as his LivingEmotionalCrutch, while she keeps denying that her grief is making her increasingly depressed and jaded towards everything but her adrenaline junkie desires. And then she occasionally breaks down into a sobbing mess, regardless, proving that she's still traumatised by the deaths of her loved ones. When she [[spoiler: ends up condemning herself to death in a misguided attempt at heroics]] in "Face the Raven", she accepts this as the bitter fruit of her actions and faces it as best she can, telling the Doctor to hold up as best ''he'' can now that they'll be apart. Unfortunately, as described above he isn't able to do so, [[spoiler: and she is forced to confront the horror she left in her wake when he pulls her out of time]]. In the end, [[spoiler: she ends up functionally immortal with her own TARDIS and companion, able to have all the adventures she pleases so long as she eventually returns to her death -- but she doesn't have him anymore. She's a sadder and wiser woman for this]].

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** Clara Oswald's tenure is, if anything, a fairly brutal {{deconstruction}} of the whole trope, not helped by her tendency to act as a strong-willed, DontYouDarePityMe type of person, or the fact that her friendship with the Doctor is frequently mired in half-truths and misunderstandings (especially with the colder, more detached and more alien Twelfth Doctor). Whenever Clara is really she's overcome by fear, grief grief, or anger, she tends to explode, averting the trope in infrequent but all the more heartbreaking outbursts. By her third series, she's forever lost the man she grew to love and has visibly changed from [[FunPersonified a cheerful and cheeky lady]] into [[BrokenBird a more worldweary and reckless figure]]. Even though the Doctor is trying to be a caring friend, he realises she's become numbed to emotional trauma after plenty of tragedies and has started bordering on a {{death seeker}}. This causes him to ''explicitly worry'' in front of her, despite himself having gone through many awful and infuriating things during his entire lifetime and needing her as his LivingEmotionalCrutch, while she keeps denying that her grief is making her increasingly depressed and jaded towards everything but her adrenaline junkie desires. And then ''then'' she occasionally breaks down into a sobbing mess, regardless, proving that she's still traumatised by the deaths of her loved ones. In the end, the trope is reconstructed: When she [[spoiler: ends up condemning condemns herself to death in a misguided attempt at heroics]] death]] in "Face the Raven", she accepts this as the bitter fruit of her actions recklessness and faces it as best she can, with courage, telling the Doctor to hold up as best ''he'' can now that they'll both of them must be apart. brave now. Unfortunately, as described above he isn't able to do so, has a SanitySlippage, [[spoiler: and as she is forced to confront the horror she left in her wake learns when he pulls her out of time]]. time. In the end, [[spoiler: she ends up helping him move on leaves her functionally immortal with her own TARDIS and companion, able to have all the near-infinite adventures she pleases -- so long as she eventually returns to her death -- but she doesn't have him anymore. She's as a sadder and wiser woman for this]].sadder, wiser, more cautious woman]].
8th Aug '16 9:15:12 AM Sapphirea2
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** Clara Oswald's tenure is, if anything, a fairly brutal {{deconstruction}} of the whole trope, not helped by her tendency to act as a strong-willed, DontYouDarePityMe type of person, or the fact that her friendship with the Doctor is frequently mired in half-truths and misunderstandings. (Especially with the colder, more detached and more alien Twelfth Doctor.) Whenever Clara is really overcome by fear, grief or anger, she tends to explode, averting the trope in infrequent, but all the more heartbreaking outbursts. By her third series, she's forever lost the man she grew to love and has visibly changed from [[FunPersonified a cheerful and cheeky lady]] into [[BrokenBird a more worldweary and reckless figure]]. Even though the Doctor is trying to act as a caring friend to her, he realises she's become numbed to emotional trauma after plenty of tragedies, and has started bordering on a {{death seeker}}. This is causing him to ''explicitly worry'' in front of her, despite himself having gone through many awful and infuriating things during his entire lifetime. All of this while his companion keeps denying that her grief is making her increasingly depressed and jaded towards everything but her adrenaline junkie desires. And then she occassionally breaks down into a sobbing mess, regardless, proving that she's still traumatised by the deaths of her loved ones.

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** Clara Oswald's tenure is, if anything, a fairly brutal {{deconstruction}} of the whole trope, not helped by her tendency to act as a strong-willed, DontYouDarePityMe type of person, or the fact that her friendship with the Doctor is frequently mired in half-truths and misunderstandings. (Especially misunderstandings (especially with the colder, more detached and more alien Twelfth Doctor.) Doctor). Whenever Clara is really overcome by fear, grief or anger, she tends to explode, averting the trope in infrequent, infrequent but all the more heartbreaking outbursts. By her third series, she's forever lost the man she grew to love and has visibly changed from [[FunPersonified a cheerful and cheeky lady]] into [[BrokenBird a more worldweary and reckless figure]]. Even though the Doctor is trying to act as be a caring friend to her, friend, he realises she's become numbed to emotional trauma after plenty of tragedies, tragedies and has started bordering on a {{death seeker}}. This is causing causes him to ''explicitly worry'' in front of her, despite himself having gone through many awful and infuriating things during his entire lifetime. All of this lifetime and needing her as his LivingEmotionalCrutch, while his companion she keeps denying that her grief is making her increasingly depressed and jaded towards everything but her adrenaline junkie desires. And then she occassionally occasionally breaks down into a sobbing mess, regardless, proving that she's still traumatised by the deaths of her loved ones. ones. When she [[spoiler: ends up condemning herself to death in a misguided attempt at heroics]] in "Face the Raven", she accepts this as the bitter fruit of her actions and faces it as best she can, telling the Doctor to hold up as best ''he'' can now that they'll be apart. Unfortunately, as described above he isn't able to do so, [[spoiler: and she is forced to confront the horror she left in her wake when he pulls her out of time]]. In the end, [[spoiler: she ends up functionally immortal with her own TARDIS and companion, able to have all the adventures she pleases so long as she eventually returns to her death -- but she doesn't have him anymore. She's a sadder and wiser woman for this]].
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