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27th Mar '18 7:43:15 AM Starfire
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** Pratchett also has the very fun concept of [[SdrawkcabName knurd]], which is like being drunk except in the other direction. Being very knurd makes you see things ''exactly as they are'', which is enough reason for most people to start screaming and never want to be knurd ever again. Vimes was born slightly knurd, needing a stiff double just to be sober, which as he no longer drinks explains his cynical outlook before and after. This is an actual medical condition in real life, too.

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** Pratchett also has the very fun concept of [[SdrawkcabName knurd]], which is like being drunk except in the other direction. Being very knurd makes you see things ''exactly as they are'', which is enough reason for most people to start screaming and never want to be knurd ever again. Vimes was born slightly knurd, needing a stiff double just to be sober, which as he no longer drinks explains his cynical outlook before and after. This is an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-brewery_syndrome actual medical condition condition]] in real life, too.too. (The being naturally drunk, that is.)
26th Feb '18 9:48:20 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Drusilla is briefly cured of her lunacy in two separate occasions and even tries to do some good for people during the latter incident. However, due to StatusQuoIsGod, it doesn't last.

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Drusilla is briefly cured of her lunacy in two separate occasions and even tries to do some good for people during the latter incident. However, due to StatusQuoIsGod, it doesn't last.last.
** At the end of Season 2, Buffy is forced to send Angel to Hell to save the world. When he returns in Season 3's "Beauty and the Beasts," he's been [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil driven insane by torture]] and spends most of the episode in a crazed, animalistic state but when he breaks free of his chains and kills Pete, he calms down, turns to Buffy... and says her name before breaking down in tears and hugging her.
** In early Season 7, Spike has been driven crazy by by his soul and newly restored conscience, as well as harassment from the First Evil. With Buffy's help, he's able to shake it off. Angel lampshades and complains about it in "Just Rewards":
-->'''Angel''': You asked for a soul, I didn't! It almost ''killed'' me! I spent [[HeroicBSOD a hundred years trying to come to terms with infinite remorse]]! You spent three weeks [[BasementDweller moaning in a basement]], and then you were fine! What's fair about that?!
14th Feb '18 4:30:13 PM Molly_Hats
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* This is essentially the goal of [[http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/exposure-therapy.aspx exposure therapy]]: by exposing someone to their triggers in a controlled manner and environment, the patient eventually grows desensitized to them and, ideally, bored by them to the degree that their fear either goes away or becomes manageable.
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27th Jan '18 10:46:51 PM RacattackForce
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* Professor Paradox from the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode (wait for it) "Paradox." He lived for hundreds of thousands of years trapped in a no-man's-land outside of time [[AndIMustScream completely aware and not aging]] after a time travel experiment went wrong, went insane, tired of that, and became sane again. ''Very'' sane, as he put it, to the point of seeing reality exactly as it is, allowing him to become a TimeMaster.

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* Professor Paradox from the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' ''Franchise/Ben10''. His debut episode in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'' called (wait for it) "Paradox." He "Paradox" has him explain that he lived for hundreds of thousands of years trapped in a no-man's-land outside of time time, [[AndIMustScream completely aware and not aging]] aging]], after a time travel experiment went wrong, wrong. He went insane, tired of that, and became sane again. ''Very'' sane, as he put it, to the point of seeing reality exactly as it is, allowing him to become a TimeMaster.
10th Dec '17 11:30:18 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The controversial and sometimes-cut 21st chapter of ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' has [[spoiler:Alex realizing that he is simply not that interested in rape and murder any more and is outgrowing his violent tendencies]].

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* The controversial and sometimes-cut 21st chapter of ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' has [[spoiler:Alex realizing that he is simply outgrowing his sadism because he's just not that interested in rape and murder any more and is outgrowing his violent tendencies]]."the old ultra-violence" anymore]].
1st Aug '17 6:12:51 PM eroock
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-->--'''Paradox''', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''

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-->--'''Paradox''', -->-- '''Paradox''', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
15th Mar '17 4:33:46 AM Doug86
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* Dark Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' are all nightmarish hedonists. Every now and then, a Dark Eldar grows weary of the cruelty, the backstabbing (literal and figurative), and the empty hedonistic thrills that make up the average day in Commoragh. Occasionally these Dark Eldar end up embracing life on one of the Craftworlds whose lifestyle is nearly the complete opposite of what Dark Eldar life is like.

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* Dark Eldar from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are all nightmarish hedonists. Every now and then, a Dark Eldar grows weary of the cruelty, the backstabbing (literal and figurative), and the empty hedonistic thrills that make up the average day in Commoragh. Occasionally these Dark Eldar end up embracing life on one of the Craftworlds whose lifestyle is nearly the complete opposite of what Dark Eldar life is like.
30th Jan '17 4:55:46 PM benda
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25th Jan '17 11:03:53 PM Astrodude1789
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There are many causes for insanity. Too many, honestly. However, insanity does have [[SanityHasAdvantages its limits]]; specifically, if you [[{{Cap}} go past 9,999]] you roll over the "insane-o-meter" and go back to being sane. Other characters simply grow bored with being insane and choose to become sane again. [[EpiphanyTherapy So they do.]]

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There are many causes for insanity. Too many, honestly. However, insanity does have [[SanityHasAdvantages its limits]]; specifically, if you [[{{Cap}} go past 9,999]] 32,767]] you roll over the "insane-o-meter" and go back to being sane. Other characters simply grow bored with being insane and choose to become sane again. [[EpiphanyTherapy So they do.]]
26th May '16 7:12:49 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', this is one of the reasons Zoom [[spoiler:created the persona of Jay Garrick and pretended to be the heroic Flash of Earth 2. The other reason was ForTheEvulz]].
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