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11th Aug '16 9:06:26 AM darkabomination
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** And speaking of Amethyst, she herself had this as well, as she was left stranded and alone for a while after the GreatOffscreenWar ended until Rose found her.
** And Pearl's was just as sad, if not sadder. She didn't have any friends and was looked down upon by everyone except for Rose Quartz, who was the key to her positive attitude, and had to see her die before her very eyes.

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** And speaking of Amethyst, she herself had this as well, as she was left stranded feels deep shame and alone has insecurity problems over her identity as a product of Homeworld's war. It's later revealed she came out of the Injector incubators 500 years late, leaving her to wander the empty Kindergarten for a while an unknown number of years after the GreatOffscreenWar ended until and Rose found her.
** And Pearl's is worse. Her tendency to obssess over minute details, keep things clean, a near-pathalogical devotion to keeping Steven safe, and dislike for his father Greg are played for laughs and she seems like the stereotypical overprotective mom. After many hints, it's revealed she was just made as sad, a member of a ServantRace, Pearls are the Gem equivalent of a BeautifulSlaveGirl, pretty, attractive objects that indicate a higher Gem's status and are made to follow orders without question. During the Rebellion, she met Rose Quartz, who convinced her she could [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming become her own Gem]], and transfered her obssessive devotion to the only person to ever show her kindness. Pearl [[SenselessSacrifice pointlessly sacrificed herself constantly in battle]] if it meant there was a chance to keep Rose safe, and after the war, she had to see a human man walk into her life and romance her love away from her, later deciding she wanted to become human, effectively killing Rose to reincarnate as her half-Gem son Steven. The poor thing's still trying to work through her complicated emotional baggage.
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not sadder. She as traumatic, Garnet didn't have any friends it easy during the war either. As Ruby, she was one of many disposable soldiers sent to bodyguard the high-ranking Sapphire, a member of Blue Diamond's court. When Sapphire used her future vision powers to predict the outcome of the war where the rebels would be captured and this did not come to pass, Blue Diamond was looked down upon by everyone except for Rose Quartz, who furious. What's more, part of this divergence was the key because Ruby refused to let Sapphire be poofed/reduced to her positive attitude, Gem form, then the two fused during a moment of shared protection. Blue Diamond ordered Ruby to be shattered, to which Sapphire spirited her away and had they fled Homeworld's side to see her die before her very eyes. rediscover a new identity where they could love each other and be themselves as Garnet on the side of the Crystal Gems.
9th Aug '16 9:02:19 PM DoctorTItanX
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Unlike FridgeHorror, which is made up of the audience extrapolating horrible things from given evidence without any confirmation from the creators, in Backstory Horror the creators have said it themselves and the horror is an (at times neglected) part of {{Canon}}. This trope is not founded on implications or {{Fanon}} and doesn't require any extra thought to "get"; all the horror is right there in black and white via WordOfGod.

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Unlike FridgeHorror, which is made up of the audience extrapolating horrible things from given evidence without any confirmation from the creators, in Backstory Horror Horror, the creators have said it themselves and the horror is an (at times neglected) part of {{Canon}}. This trope is not founded on implications or {{Fanon}} and doesn't require any extra thought to "get"; "get", as all the horror is right there in black and white via WordOfGod.



Backstory Horror can lead to Fridge Horror, but the two are not the same. Related to SurpriseCreepy and CerebusRetcon. Compare and contrast FridgeHorror, as well as DarkAndTroubledPast. Can lead to a CrapsaccharineWorld.

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Backstory Horror can lead to Fridge Horror, but the two are not the same. Related to SurpriseCreepy and CerebusRetcon. Compare and contrast FridgeHorror, as well as DarkAndTroubledPast. Can It can lead to a CrapsaccharineWorld.
30th May '16 12:52:25 AM Yuihime
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* The wacky pigeon-dominated world of ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' has a backstory of biological warfare recent enough that the human species faces extinction in the present day, the bird society is on the verge of civil war, and the only way you can stop either is by dating birds and trying not to die.
23rd May '16 5:42:58 PM Anddrix
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* ''ComicBook/TheMask'': In the original comic, the Mask was a psychotic killing machine similar to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but with horrific supernatural powers.

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* ''ComicBook/TheMask'': In the original comic, the Mask was a psychotic killing machine similar to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, but with horrific supernatural powers.
19th May '16 11:50:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' explored the backstories of many of [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the show's villains]], making them nastier in the process. King Sombra's involves him realising he is an [[HumanoidAbomination Equinoid Abomination]] and deciding ThenLetMeBeEvil and inflicting a horrible AndIMustScream fate on a benevolent queen, and Tirek's involves kidnap and torture. (The origin of Chrysalis and the Changelings may be the worst, being essentially a fusion of insects and pony ''corpses''. Also, those swiss cheese-like holes in their bodies on the show? Those are ''scars'' from when Celestia blasted them with magic hundreds of years ago.

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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' explored the backstories of many of [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the show's villains]], making them nastier in the process. King Sombra's involves him realising he is an [[HumanoidAbomination Equinoid Abomination]] and deciding ThenLetMeBeEvil and inflicting a horrible AndIMustScream fate on a benevolent queen, and Tirek's involves kidnap and torture. (The The origin of Chrysalis and the Changelings may be the worst, being essentially a fusion of insects and pony ''corpses''. Also, those swiss cheese-like holes in their bodies on the show? Those are ''scars'' from when Celestia blasted them with magic hundreds of years ago.
19th May '16 11:49:35 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' explored the backstories of many of [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the show's villains]], making them nastier in the process. King Sombra's involves him realising he is an [[HumanoidAbomination Equinoid Abomination]] and deciding ThenLetMeBeEvil and inflicting a horrible AndIMustScream fate on a benevolent queen, and Tirek's involves kidnap and torture. The origin of Chrysalis and the Changelings may be the worst, being essentially a fusion of insects and pony ''corpses''. Also, those swiss cheese-like holes in their bodies on the show? Those are ''scars'' from when Celestia blasted them with magic 1000 years ago.

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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' explored the backstories of many of [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the show's villains]], making them nastier in the process. King Sombra's involves him realising he is an [[HumanoidAbomination Equinoid Abomination]] and deciding ThenLetMeBeEvil and inflicting a horrible AndIMustScream fate on a benevolent queen, and Tirek's involves kidnap and torture. The (The origin of Chrysalis and the Changelings may be the worst, being essentially a fusion of insects and pony ''corpses''. Also, those swiss cheese-like holes in their bodies on the show? Those are ''scars'' from when Celestia blasted them with magic 1000 hundreds of years ago.
22nd Mar '16 9:19:53 PM jedijackkenobi88
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** Next to Amethyst, Pearl was the crystal gem who had the worst life in the series, one out of ''many'' examples is fighting a millennia lasting war that scarred all the crystal gems (except amethyst who wasn't able to participate) for life.

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** Next to Amethyst, Pearl And Pearl's was just as sad, if not sadder. She didn't have any friends and was looked down upon by everyone except for Rose Quartz, who was the crystal gem who key to her positive attitude, and had the worst life in the series, one out of ''many'' examples is fighting a millennia lasting war that scarred all the crystal gems (except amethyst who wasn't able to participate) for life.see her die before her very eyes.
18th Mar '16 10:48:13 PM jedijackkenobi88
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** And speaking of Amethyst, she herself had this as well, as she was left stranded and alone for a while after the GreatOffscreenWar ended until Rose found her.
** Next to Amethyst, Pearl was the crystal gem who had the worst life in the series, one out of ''many'' examples is fighting a millennia lasting war that scarred all the crystal gems (except amethyst who wasn't able to participate) for life.
19th Feb '16 2:05:15 PM mewmdude77
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* "Black 2 and White 2" has a an abandoned house at the outskirts of Lentimas Town at the base of Reversal Mountain called Strange House. In this house you'll find a ghost, who rearranges the furniture, and eventually gives you the Lunar Wing. This ghost also appears in "Black and White" at the Marvelous Bridge. An old woman explain in "Black and White" that she used to play with her Abra on the bridge. In "Black 2 and White 2" you can directly interact with the ghost girl, before she gives you the Lunar Wing and disappears. Her dialogue implies that she was caught in nightmares by Darkrai, her parents tried to help her using Cresselia's Lunar Wing, but it didn't work. She eventually died, and her family and Abra may have died as well, though no evidence of that is provided. She was on the Marvelous Bridge to return the Lunar Wing, and if you have a Lunar Wing with you in "Black and White", you actually do encounter Cresselia. Other human ghosts have appeared in Pokemon, with a butler ghost and a little girl ghost in the Old Chateau in Gen 4. It's not said what killed them, but a notebook in "Platinum" has odd writing in it, most likely referring to Rotom.
17th Feb '16 7:22:27 AM FF32
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* ''Film/{{Coraline}}'' has one that doubles as a GeniusBonus: the medal worn by [[FunnyForeigner The Great Bobinski]] is a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_liquidators Liquidator's Medal,]] which was given to the clean-up crew of the ''Chernobyl Disaster''. Many of these people[[note]]Exact numbers and statistics are unknown due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union[[/note]] were left dead or permanently disabled from exposure to radiation, which casts Bobinski's blue skin, odd figure, and eccentricities in a ''much'' different light.

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* ''Film/{{Coraline}}'' '''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' has one that doubles as a GeniusBonus: the medal worn by [[FunnyForeigner The Great Bobinski]] is a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_liquidators Liquidator's Medal,]] which was given to the clean-up crew of the ''Chernobyl Disaster''. Many of these people[[note]]Exact numbers and statistics are unknown due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union[[/note]] were left dead or permanently disabled from exposure to radiation, which casts Bobinski's blue skin, odd figure, and eccentricities in a ''much'' different light.
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