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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.
2nd May '16 2:32:27 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka suffers from frequent nightmares. She often dreams about her mother's suicide and her MindRape. In chapter 10 she has a particularly nasty nightmare where she's being hanged.
19th Apr '16 3:30:32 PM emeriin
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick screams at the Creator/WillSmith [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale fish]] to please leave her nightmares. Likewise, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic states Pauly Shore's [[Film/BioDome creepy laughing]] will be the new soundtrack to his night-terrors for a while.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick screams at the Creator/WillSmith [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale fish]] to please leave her nightmares. Likewise,
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WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic states Pauly Shore's [[Film/BioDome creepy laughing]] will be the new soundtrack to his night-terrors for a while.while. Played more seriously later on, as he has nightmares in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and he keeps waking up with anxiety attacks. In the ''The Sixth Day'' review, apparently this still happens.
18th Apr '16 11:43:16 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Karyl starts having screaming nightmares following his IdentityAmnesia and resurrection.
29th Mar '16 1:10:00 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Maria in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' has {{Flashback Nightmare}}s about her time as a soldier in Russia and particularly about the death of her commanding officer (who was either her mentor [anime] or her love interest [manga]... the original game is unclear on this point), for which she feels responsible.


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* Maria in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' has {{Flashback Nightmare}}s about her time as a soldier in Russia and particularly about the death of her commanding officer (who was either her mentor [[[Anime/SakuraWarsTV anime]]] or her love interest [manga]... the original game is unclear on this point), for which she feels responsible.
21st Mar '16 2:38:02 AM Tron80
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* In the crossover fic between Literature/{{Worm}} and VideoGame/DarkSoulsII, ''FanFic/{{Outcry}}'', Emma Barnes suffered through as string of these [[spoiler:because Nadalia is connecting to her dreams through the Dark and tormenting her for what she put Taylor through, and Alsanna had used a great deal of power to push her away then.]]

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* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}''/''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' crossover fic between Literature/{{Worm}} and VideoGame/DarkSoulsII, fic, ''FanFic/{{Outcry}}'', Emma Barnes suffered through as a string of these [[spoiler:because Nadalia is connecting to her dreams through the Dark and tormenting her for what she put Taylor through, and Alsanna had used a great deal of power to push her away then.]]


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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Rei suffered from bad, nightmarish, bloody dreams due to her powers and her jealousy driving her mad. She dreamed that she seduced Asuka, she killed Asuka and in reaction Shinji killed her or killed himself and she was left all alone...
29th Feb '16 8:22:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''The Bug Princess'', it's revealed that BJ has a recurring nightmare about the events of the previous story, ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'', and that this is a huge part of the reason why he hates to let Lydia out of his sight.



* Imriel de Courcel from ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Dart]]''. Her having been kept as a sex slave for over a year at the age of ten, it was understandable.

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* Imriel de Courcel from ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Dart]]''. Her having As she had been kept as a sex slave for over a year at the age of ten, it was understandable.
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