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18th Jun '16 12:12:27 AM Dravencour
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[[BewareTheNiceOnes Be careful about tormenting sweet little things]]--sometimes instead of breaking, or when there's nothing left to break, they FreakOut. If they snap, you'd better hope your [[UnstoppableRage life insurance policy]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds is up to date]], [[BullyingADragon especially]] if the cutie was a {{badass|Adorable}} to begin with. If they break but refuse to show it, they could be a Type A StepfordSmiler.

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[[BewareTheNiceOnes Be careful about tormenting sweet little things]]--sometimes instead of breaking, or when there's nothing left to break, they FreakOut.'''[[FreakOut snap]]'''. If they snap, you'd better hope your [[UnstoppableRage life insurance policy]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds is up to date]], [[BullyingADragon especially]] if the cutie was a {{badass|Adorable}} to begin with. If they break but refuse to show it, they could be a Type A StepfordSmiler.
8th Jun '16 8:20:39 AM kyeo
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This technique is often used to build TheWoobie in an attempt to enhance "adorability" points. Writers have to be careful or else TheCutie will become the universe's [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]].

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This technique is often used to build TheWoobie in an attempt to enhance "adorability" points. Writers have to be careful or else TheCutie will become the universe's [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]].
Toy]] or cause DarknessInducedAudienceApathy if too much misery is heaped on them.
22nd May '16 9:17:12 PM azul120
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On a more constructive note, sometimes breaking the cutie can result in a cute but weak character [[TookALevelInBadass Taking a Level in Badass]] as they [[DidYouThinkICantFeel confront their tormentors]] and [[GrewASpine become more assertive]]. When the cutie refuses to break, they might become an [[IronWoobie iron]] or {{stoic Woobie}}, a {{Determinator}}, or a PluckyGirl. If they are simply unbreakable to begin with, they are probably a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]].

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On a more constructive note, sometimes breaking the cutie can result in a cute but weak character [[TookALevelInBadass Taking a Level in Badass]] as they [[DidYouThinkICantFeel confront their tormentors]] and [[GrewASpine become more assertive]]. When the cutie refuses to break, they might become an [[IronWoobie iron]] {{iron|Woobie}} or {{stoic Woobie}}, StoicWoobie, a {{Determinator}}, or a PluckyGirl. If they are simply unbreakable to begin with, they are probably a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]].



29th Sep '15 6:52:35 AM Rothul
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Sometimes it can be CorruptTheCutie, where the girl in question breaks it by herself. Frequently a part of a character crossing the DespairEventHorizon or the cause of a HeroicBSOD. Also frequently part of the backstory of the BrokenBird, and instrumental in the FreudianExcuse of a villain who UsedToBeASweetKid. Compare FragileFlower and WideEyedIdealist.

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Sometimes it can be CorruptTheCutie, where the girl character in question breaks it by herself. Frequently a part of a character crossing the DespairEventHorizon or the cause of a HeroicBSOD. Also frequently part of the backstory of the BrokenBird, and instrumental in the FreudianExcuse of a villain who UsedToBeASweetKid. Compare FragileFlower and WideEyedIdealist.
14th Apr '15 5:12:45 AM TheTropper
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The writers then proceed to slowly torment them in front of your very eyes. [[DeusAngstMachina They destroy everything important to them, kill everyone they love and make them suffer from horrible accidents, diseases and acts of violence]], including but not limited to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[MindRape ra]][[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil pe]] or any other FateWorseThanDeath. They beat the character with one cruel stroke of fate after another until they are just an EmptyShell of their former cheerful, carefree self.

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The Then the writers then proceed to slowly torment them in front of your very eyes. [[DeusAngstMachina They destroy everything important to them, kill everyone they love and make them suffer from horrible accidents, diseases and acts of violence]], including but not limited to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[MindRape ra]][[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil pe]] or any other FateWorseThanDeath. They beat the character with one cruel stroke of fate after another until they are just an EmptyShell of their former cheerful, carefree self.
2nd Mar '15 9:33:56 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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'''Phase 3:''' DespairEventHorizon.\\
[[spoiler: '''Phase 4:''' ScrewDestiny.]]]]

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'''Phase 3:''' DespairEventHorizon.\\
[[spoiler: '''Phase 4:''' ScrewDestiny.]]]]
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7th Feb '15 6:10:55 PM EryliaStarheart
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'''Phase 3:''' DespairEventHorizon.]]

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'''Phase 3:''' DespairEventHorizon.]]
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[[spoiler: '''Phase 4:''' ScrewDestiny.]]]]
21st Nov '14 9:58:46 AM LongLiveHumour
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14th Oct '14 11:18:59 PM 102372
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->''"Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them -- in order that the reader may see what they are made of."''
-->-- '''Creator/KurtVonnegut''', "Eight Rules for Writing Fiction"

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->''"Be ->''Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them -- in them--in order that the reader may see what they are made of."''
-->-- '''Creator/KurtVonnegut''',
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-->--'''Creator/KurtVonnegut''',
"Eight Rules for Writing Fiction"



Then the writers proceed to slowly torment them in front of your very eyes. [[DeusAngstMachina They destroy everything important to them, kill everyone they love and make them suffer from horrible accidents, diseases and acts of violence]], including but not limited to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[MindRape ra]][[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil pe]] or any other FateWorseThanDeath. They beat the character with one cruel stroke of fate after another until they are just an EmptyShell of their former cheerful, carefree self.

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Then the The writers then proceed to slowly torment them in front of your very eyes. [[DeusAngstMachina They destroy everything important to them, kill everyone they love and make them suffer from horrible accidents, diseases and acts of violence]], including but not limited to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]], [[MindRape ra]][[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil pe]] or any other FateWorseThanDeath. They beat the character with one cruel stroke of fate after another until they are just an EmptyShell of their former cheerful, carefree self.



[[BewareTheNiceOnes Be careful about tormenting sweet little things]]-- sometimes instead of breaking, or when there's nothing left to break, they FreakOut. If they snap, you'd better hope your [[UnstoppableRage life insurance policy]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds is up to date]], [[BullyingADragon especially]] if the cutie was a {{badass|Adorable}} to begin with. If they break but refuse to show it, they could be a type-A StepfordSmiler.

Sometimes it can be CorruptTheCutie where the girl in question breaks it by herself. Frequently a part of a character crossing the DespairEventHorizon or the cause of a HeroicBSOD. Also, this is frequently part of the backstory of the BrokenBird, and instrumental in the FreudianExcuse of a villain who UsedToBeASweetKid. Compare FragileFlower and WideEyedIdealist.

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[[BewareTheNiceOnes Be careful about tormenting sweet little things]]-- sometimes things]]--sometimes instead of breaking, or when there's nothing left to break, they FreakOut. If they snap, you'd better hope your [[UnstoppableRage life insurance policy]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds is up to date]], [[BullyingADragon especially]] if the cutie was a {{badass|Adorable}} to begin with. If they break but refuse to show it, they could be a type-A Type A StepfordSmiler.

Sometimes it can be CorruptTheCutie CorruptTheCutie, where the girl in question breaks it by herself. Frequently a part of a character crossing the DespairEventHorizon or the cause of a HeroicBSOD. Also, this is Also frequently part of the backstory of the BrokenBird, and instrumental in the FreudianExcuse of a villain who UsedToBeASweetKid. Compare FragileFlower and WideEyedIdealist.



Contrast BreakTheHaughty, where bad things happen to an arrogant person (who had it coming), BreakTheBadass (when a super strong person is put through the gutter) or the even worse variation KillTheCutie.

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Contrast BreakTheHaughty, where bad things happen to an arrogant person (who had it coming), BreakTheBadass (when a super strong super-strong person is put through the gutter) gutter), or the even worse variation KillTheCutie.
23rd Aug '14 8:37:57 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:243:'''Phase 1''': NaiveEverygirl.\\
'''Phase 2''': HeroicBSOD.\\
'''Phase 3''': DespairEventHorizon.]]

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[[caption-width-right:243:'''Phase 1''': 1:''' NaiveEverygirl.\\
'''Phase 2''': 2:''' HeroicBSOD.\\
'''Phase 3''': 3:''' DespairEventHorizon.]]



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