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11th Aug '16 1:45:22 AM PaulA
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] suffers from repeated Bad Dreams from the combat-related deaths he has seen. In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', Tej also suffers from their escape.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan suffers from repeated Bad Dreams from the combat-related deaths he has seen. seen.
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In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance'', Tej also suffers from their escape.
10th Aug '16 3:40:10 PM siberia82
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** Throughout ''Film/TheWolverine'', Logan suffers chronic nightmares of [[spoiler:Jean Grey]], his [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] who he [[Film/XMenTheLastStand previously]] was [[spoiler:[[MercyKill forced to kill]]]].

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** Throughout ''Film/TheWolverine'', ''Film/TheWolverine'': Logan suffers chronic nightmares of [[spoiler:Jean Grey]], his [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] who he [[Film/XMenTheLastStand previously]] was [[spoiler:[[MercyKill forced to kill]]]].kill]]]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Past Charles is plagued by these, which is why he informs Erik that he takes the serum so that he can sleep at night.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Jean Grey has one when Apocalypse awakens, and it's not the first (Xavier mentions to Hank that her nightmares are different this time).
10th Aug '16 9:03:50 AM fq
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* In his first appearance in ''Amazing ComicBook/SpiderMan'' #101-102 ComicBook/{{Morbius}}' backstory is retold through the nightmares he suffers, in which he keeps recounting the scientific accident that turned him into a living vampire and killing Emil immediately after. He is occasionally shown to be reluctant to go to sleep because he knows he'll have more nightmares.
7th Aug '16 4:34:11 PM Iris
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* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'': [[DreamingOfThingsToCome Prophetic dreams]] are fairly common(and often unpleasant), due to the characters' ChildOfTwoWorlds nature, but regular old human bad dreams make a few appearances. Most notably in ''The Mark of Athena'' where we get front-row seats to [[HurtingHero Percy]] reliving traumatic memories of being suffocated in frigid mud in the previous book.
26th Jul '16 8:39:39 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy The Tombs of Atuan]]'', the heroine suffers Bad Dreams after she [[HumanSacrifice sacrifices some prisoners]].

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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy The Tombs of Atuan]]'', ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan'', the heroine suffers Bad Dreams after she [[HumanSacrifice sacrifices some prisoners]].
5th Jul '16 2:04:23 PM mkmlp
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* The Courier in Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas always has nightmares about his mysterious and DarkAndTroubledPast, whenever he goes to sleep. Though, he admits the [[CrapsackWorld waking world's only slightly better.]]
28th Jun '16 10:14:56 PM Discar
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* Mindf*** from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' suffered from nightmares related to her brother's efforts to enhance her telepathic powers by [[DisabilitySuperpower removing "crutches" like her eyes and tongue]]. The one time she fell asleep without elaborate isolation protocols once she could set them up was in the arms of her lover... [[PowerIncontinence who got to share]], and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments insisted on her remaining]] when they both [[CatapultNightmare woke up]].

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* Mindf*** from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' suffered from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'': Basically everyone. Most of the cast is dealing with serious PTSD, with the obvious result.
** Emp herself has
nightmares related to both of her brother's efforts to enhance father's death (he had a fatal brain aneurysm right in front of her telepathic powers when she was a kid) and the many, ''many'' times she's been tied up by the bad guys. Her boyfriend often hears her whimpering in her sleep.
** Emp's boyfriend isn't much better. He used to be a CapeKiller leading a [[BadassNormal capeless uprising]] until the San Antonio incident (when he missed getting killed by a newborn supervolcano by less than a mile). He lost a lot of friends during that time, but what he has the most nightmares about is Willy Pete, a "goddamn fire elemental" who raped all his remaining friends to death. Emp often hears him calling out the names of people she's never heard him mention while awake, and his greatest fear is that Willy Pete will one day find Emp herself.
** Ninjette is on the low end of the nightmare scale, but not for lack of a horrific backstory. Her nightmares are more about her fears of the future. Specifically, her father sending her ninja clan to capture her, cut off her hands and feet, and turn her into a breeding sow for the rest of her life. And yes, that actually is his stated goal.
** Mind████ was forced by her brother to
[[DisabilitySuperpower removing "crutches" like cut out her own eyes and tongue]]. The one time tongue]] in an effort to make her a better telepath (by forcing her to piggyback on other people's senses). He was stopped before he could make her deafen herself, but she fell asleep without elaborate still relives the event every single night, over and over and over. Worse, [[PowerIncontinence since she can't control her powers while asleep]], these nightmares ''leak'', and anyone nearby sees them in vivid detail. Normally she follows isolation protocols to keep others at a safe distance, but once she could set them up was accidentally fell asleep in the arms of her lover... [[PowerIncontinence who got girlfriend's arms. When they both woke up, she tried to share]], and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments leave, but her girlfriend insisted on her remaining]] when they both [[CatapultNightmare woke up]].remaining. What followed was the worst night of her girlfriend's life, and she later says that she feels like it was the most heroic thing she had ever done.
28th Jun '16 3:51:10 PM Dravencour
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So how do you show the readers (and sometimes the other characters) that Bob's impassive demeanor is the result of superhuman control and iron will, not a sociopath's lack of empathy? How do you show his breaking heart without CharacterDerailment? Or inappropriate CharacterDevelopment for the story?

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So how do you show the readers (and sometimes the other characters) that Bob's impassive demeanor is the result of superhuman control and iron will, not a sociopath's lack of empathy? LackOfEmpathy? How do you show his breaking heart without CharacterDerailment? Or inappropriate CharacterDevelopment for the story?
24th May '16 5:42:47 PM ASCE
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Doflamingo continued having nightmares well into his mid twenties reliving his experiences being [[spoiler:tortured when he was a child by angry citizens. This experience was a result of his father denouncing the Donquixote family as Celestial Dragons, when the ordinary citizens of the country they were living in found this out they rounded them up for torture. Even up to the current story point, Doflamingo continues to loath his father for throwing away his birthright and placing them in that predicament. And even more personal, Doflamingo continued holding such hatred that he poetically named his ultimate attack "16 Sacred Bullets of the Assassin, God Thread" a mocking reference to a man who was part of the mob that tortured him claiming his sons were shot dead 16 times by Celestial Dragons. A subtle glimpse to how badly Doffy still wished his father hadn't denounced their Celestial Dragon status.]]
24th May '16 11:29:47 AM ASCE
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Past Charles Xavier is plagued by these, which is why he informs Erik that he takes the serum so that he can sleep at night.
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