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26th Mar '17 5:51:10 AM TMNTFanGirl
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** Ozai himself. Ruthless, arrogant SocialDarwinist intent on destroying the world and rebuilding it in his own image until the KidHero royally kicks his ass [[spoiler:and spiritually castrates him, leaving him to lie useless and pathetic on the ground while the hero's friends taunt him. Then, to add insult to injury, he's visited in his lonely prison cell by the son he banished and tried to kill... who is now ''the new Fire Lord'']].

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** Ozai himself. Ruthless, arrogant SocialDarwinist intent on destroying the world and rebuilding it in his own image until the KidHero royally kicks his ass [[spoiler:and spiritually castrates him, leaving him to lie useless and pathetic on the ground while the hero's friends taunt him. Then, to add insult to injury, he's visited in his lonely prison cell by the son he banished and tried to kill... who is now ''the new Fire Lord'']].



** Heather often got hers in regards to her cruelty, but the second-to-last episode of ''Island'' is what really did it. [[spoiler: She gets a dare from Lindsay to shave her head, which is something she threatened to do to her several episodes ago. In a panic, Heather kicks the razor out of Chef's hand. It lands on her hair shaving her anyway. ''Then'' Chris tells her she's disqualified because technically she didn't accept the dare, resulting in an epic VillainousBreakdown]]. Then, in the special, she is shunned by everyone except Harold and eventually breaks down in tears.

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** Heather often got hers in regards to her cruelty, but the second-to-last episode of ''Island'' is what really did it. [[spoiler: She gets a dare from Lindsay to shave her head, which is something she threatened to do to her several episodes ago. In a panic, Heather kicks the razor out of Chef's hand. It hand--it lands on her hair hair, shaving her anyway. ''Then'' Chris tells her points out that since Heather didn't technically accept the dare, she's disqualified because technically she didn't accept from the dare, competition, resulting in an epic VillainousBreakdown]]. Then, in the special, she is she's shunned by everyone except Harold (due to her previous actions, none of the other contestants were willing to pair up with her in the scavenger for the money) and eventually breaks down in tears.
22nd Mar '17 6:59:13 PM iowaforever
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack encounters a loudmouthed calling himself "Da Samurai" who, while genuinely possessing some skill, uses his position to bully the local townsfolk to get what he wants. Da Samurai thinks that he is capable of taking Jack in a duel, and goes out of his way to antagonize Jack until he gets his fight. What follows is one of the most one-sided fights in ''Samurai Jack'''s entire run: Not only does Da Samurai fail to land a single hit on Jack, Jack relieves him of his expensive glasses, clothes, and fake HeroicBuild in less than four minutes, all while using a stick of bamboo. Da Samurai does learn from the lesson, and tries to be a more humble hero in the future.
22nd Mar '17 3:47:14 PM jtierney50
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22nd Mar '17 3:46:30 PM jtierney50
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* Minor examples in ''{{Fallout 4}}'', both delivered by Nick Valentine to the player, of all people. While he usually appreciates gratuitous use of the [Sarcasm] dialogue option, use it ''one too many times'' when you're looking for Shaun, and he snaps and tells you that "if all it took to solve problems was a smart mouth, we'd have found your son by now." Later in Far Harbor, if [[spoiler:DiMA dies]] and you choose the [Sarcasm] option, Nick is ''not'' happy with you and tells you to shut the hell up. Makes sense, considering you're making jokes about [[spoiler:his brother's death]].
13th Mar '17 9:53:33 AM rafi
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* Veronica from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' is victim often of this trope when [[DependingOnTheWriter is written like a bitch]].
6th Mar '17 10:58:10 AM Robinton
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** Aria T'Loak also experiences this. She initially insists on doing things her own way when the [[spoiler:Flood]] invades and the [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Citadel Council]] gets [[TheHero Shepard]] to talk her into lending a hand in containing the AlienInvasion. She then proceeds to [[BullyingADragon taunt and blackmail]] the [[StarWars Trans-Galactic Republic]], specifically their shady [[StateSec Republic Intelligence Service]] who is fond of [[StealthInSpace cloaking devices]] which have a relatively [[WeaksauceWeakness easy-to-exploit weakness]] that Aria gleefully seizes...until she is threatened with [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spacing]]. She then loses her station to the AlienInvasion, goes on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge mission]] to take out the infestation aboard the Citadel long after everyone else leaves, and ''still'' fails to accomplish anything. It's not for lack of trying, and her [[SlapSlapKiss lover]] points out that valuable lessons have been learned.



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Aria T'Loak experiences this. She initially insists on doing things her own way when the [[spoiler:Flood]] invades and the [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Citadel Council]] gets [[TheHero Shepard]] to talk her into lending a hand in containing the AlienInvasion. She then proceeds to [[BullyingADragon taunt and blackmail]] the [[StarWars Trans-Galactic Republic]], specifically their shady [[StateSec Republic Intelligence Service]] who is fond of [[StealthInSpace cloaking devices]] which have a relatively [[WeaksauceWeakness easy-to-exploit weakness]] that Aria gleefully seizes...until she is threatened with [[ThrownOutTheAirlock spacing]]. She then loses her station to the AlienInvasion, goes on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge mission]] to take out the infestation aboard the Citadel long after everyone else leaves, and ''still'' fails to accomplish anything. It's not for lack of trying, and her [[SlapSlapKiss lover]] points out that valuable lessons have been learned.
20th Feb '17 8:59:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': When the jerk governor of Nevada is informed that Hoover Dam will overtop, he becomes a lot more concerned and conciliatory.
15th Feb '17 1:12:32 AM DrPsyche
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Pearl's crush on Rose Quartz gave her the impression that she was Rose's most trusted confidant, that she knew all her secrets, and that Rose loved her more than anything. Despite her status as the TeamMom, she was not above lording this over everyone else, becoming extremely unpleasant when her idea of her relationship with Rose was threatened. Truth is, Rose did care about Pearl, but their relationship was nowhere near as deep or trusting as Pearl imagined. Increasing evidence of this (Rose marrying Greg, the existence of Lion and everything Rose-related that he is privy to, Steven learning stuff about Rose that she didn't know) culminates in the song "It's over, isn't it?" where Pearl has no choice but to acknowledge these facts.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
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Pearl's crush on Rose Quartz gave her the impression that she was Rose's most trusted confidant, that she knew all her secrets, and that Rose loved her more than anything. Despite her status as the TeamMom, she was not above lording this over everyone else, becoming extremely unpleasant when her idea of her relationship with Rose was threatened. Truth is, Rose did care about Pearl, but their relationship was nowhere near as deep or trusting as Pearl imagined. Increasing evidence of this (Rose marrying Greg, the existence of Lion and everything Rose-related that he is privy to, Steven learning stuff about Rose that she didn't know) culminates in the song "It's over, isn't it?" where Pearl has no choice but to acknowledge these facts.facts.
** Peridot was one of the primary antagonists throughout the later part of season 1 and in season 2 being cold, cruel, and surprisingly vicious. After her defeat she goes through a lengthy redemption process where we learn she was one of many interchangeable technicians made on the cheap (being underdeveloped physically and lacking powers) and has a bad InferioritySuperiorityComplex. There's a number of episodes where Peridot must get accustomed to her new life, learn to respect other people, and genuinely try to improve herself. After a lot of humbling, it's abundantly clear that she's really grown as a person.
13th Feb '17 12:41:51 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Due to her rigorous training and inferiority complex Asuka was -or pretended to be- cocky and self-assured, and thought she would easily destroy any enemy. However she got nearly killed in her first deployed and was admonished for a mistake was not her fault. She got better afterwards, but she was put through more humiliations and defeats until she [[spoiler:stopped being an Eva pilot.]]

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* ** ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Due to her rigorous training and inferiority complex Asuka was -or pretended to be- cocky and self-assured, and thought she would easily destroy any enemy. However she got nearly killed in her first deployed and was admonished for a mistake was not her fault. She got better afterwards, but she was put through more humiliations and defeats until she [[spoiler:stopped being an Eva pilot.]]
13th Feb '17 12:41:26 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka had trained hard her whole life to become the best. She was a soldier and was proud of it. Then the war came and she got beaten, humiliated, mind-raped, abandoned by her comrades and murdered. After the end of the world she was angry, jaded and semi-comatose. She got forced to be two warlords' war toy and plaything for years during which she thought she had been abandoned and betrayed again for the only person she might have loved. When the story starts out she is soul-weary and mind-broken she does not believe her life will ever get better.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Although the premise of the story is "Shinji and Asuka's ruined FirstKiss was Asuka's turning point which led to her break-down. What if they would have gotten it right?" Asuka still is puts through a breaking. She [[spoiler:gets swallowed by an Angel, her best friend gets absorbed by her giant robot and she gets fired up by Gendo.]] The last was a potentially devastating blow since her self-worth is completely tied to being a pilot. She was hanging by a thread afterwards, and Shinji was the only thing helped her to cope with the situation in lieu of falling apart and crumbling down.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Asuka was prideful and boastful because her very fragile self-image was founded on being the best at everything and depending on nobody. She never wanted to have children and piloting Eva was everything she thought she had. Then she fell in love with her greatest rival, he got her pregnant and she stopped being a pilot due to her pregnancy. Her self-image got shattered, but she managed to pull herself together, and when Shinji reached out to her she opened up, acknowledged her feelings and trusted him. And then [[spoiler:he lost his nerve.]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka was somewhat arrogant and brash when she came along (albeit she was calmer than in canon thanks to be raised by a good foster mother). In her first battle she was supposed to capture her adversary alive, but she got carried away when it got her mad and she killed it. As a consequence of it, she got lectured, berated and threatened by Gendo. During the War she sees her friends and people getting insane or dying because the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s they are fighting [[spoiler:as she gets put through several defeats and humiliations, and when all is over]] she pretty much has no pride left.
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Brash, bold, prideful Asuka got her heart broken, her pride shattered, her mind raped and her body chopped into pieces and devoured before the beginning of the history. She became suicidal before AND after dying and being reborn, but now the universe has got a makeover she has decided turning over a new leaf, too.
* ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'': [[spoiler:Trian Aeducan]] is put through this, with [[TookALevelInBadass surprising results]].
* ''Manga/Evangelion303'': By the start of the history Asuka is [[AcePilot the top pilot in the base]], she knows it and ensures -loudly- that everyone else also knows it. However her performance had been slipping and she lost a coveted assignment to another pilot. Then she challenged [[TheRival the newcomer pilot]] to a [[OldSchoolDogFight duel]] and she lost. [[BelligerentSexualTension Her conflicting feelings]] towards Shinji got her distracted and she botched a mission. [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/914657/033a/ Her self-image was collapsing]] but she got better after she sorted her feelings out and [[HeroesWantRedheads Shinji]] and she [[RelationshipUpgrade consummated their relationship]]. But shortly before [[spoiler:the war plane that she was piloting crashed]] and she spent several months in a coma. When she woke up she blamed herself for it and [[spoiler:her best friend's death]]. Later she had to fly another prototype and [[spoiler:it also crashed.]] With her self-confidence and self-esteem shattered she saw herself like a [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1794689/024/ pathetic]] [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1794691/025/ failure]]. She was so affected that she tried to [[spoiler:tried to kill herself]] and when Shinji stopped her, she ran away.
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka was -apparently- prideful and boastful, and she thought she was the best pilot ever. During the War she got humiliation after humiliation, beatings, a mind-rape and realized NERV never cared about her. After Third Impact she was very bitter and furious, but she tried to get better… and then [[spoiler:she got raped]].
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Chapter 2 narrates how Asuka’s pride got shattered until she regarded herself as a worthless, useless failure and an ugly, scarred freak.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Asuka was bold and arrogant at the beginning. All of it was a façade to hide her many insecurities and neuroses, though. She gained emotional stability when she hooked up with Shinji, but for the same reason she got severely upset when he was in danger or [[spoiler:when he left for a while.]] Then she [[spoiler:was {{Mind Rape}}d by Arael]] and her self-confidence crumbled down. Asuka spent the rest of the history depressed and clinging to Shinji in order to not lose it completely. She was so soul-weary and her self-esteem was so shattered that she would rather [[spoiler:die with Shinji to get into her Eva again and fight for her life.]]

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* '''Many''' ''Evangelion'' fanfics do this to Asuka.
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''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Asuka had trained hard her whole life to become the best. She was a soldier and was proud of it. Then the war came and she got beaten, humiliated, mind-raped, abandoned by her comrades and murdered. After the end of the world she was angry, jaded and semi-comatose. She got forced to be two warlords' war toy and plaything for years during which she thought she had been abandoned and betrayed again for the only person she might have loved. When the story starts out she is soul-weary and mind-broken she does not believe her life will ever get better.
* ** ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Although the premise of the story is "Shinji and Asuka's ruined FirstKiss was Asuka's turning point which led to her break-down. What if they would have gotten it right?" Asuka still is puts through a breaking. She [[spoiler:gets swallowed by an Angel, her best friend gets absorbed by her giant robot and she gets fired up by Gendo.]] The last was a potentially devastating blow since her self-worth is completely tied to being a pilot. She was hanging by a thread afterwards, and Shinji was the only thing helped her to cope with the situation in lieu of falling apart and crumbling down.
* ** ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Asuka was prideful and boastful because her very fragile self-image was founded on being the best at everything and depending on nobody. She never wanted to have children and piloting Eva was everything she thought she had. Then she fell in love with her greatest rival, he got her pregnant and she stopped being a pilot due to her pregnancy. Her self-image got shattered, but she managed to pull herself together, and when Shinji reached out to her she opened up, acknowledged her feelings and trusted him. And then [[spoiler:he lost his nerve.]]
* ** ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka was somewhat arrogant and brash when she came along (albeit she was calmer than in canon thanks to be raised by a good foster mother). In her first battle she was supposed to capture her adversary alive, but she got carried away when it got her mad and she killed it. As a consequence of it, she got lectured, berated and threatened by Gendo. During the War she sees her friends and people getting insane or dying because the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s they are fighting [[spoiler:as she gets put through several defeats and humiliations, and when all is over]] she pretty much has no pride left.
* ** ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Brash, bold, prideful Asuka got her heart broken, her pride shattered, her mind raped and her body chopped into pieces and devoured before the beginning of the history. She became suicidal before AND after dying and being reborn, but now the universe has got a makeover she has decided turning over a new leaf, too.
* ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'': [[spoiler:Trian Aeducan]] is put through this, with [[TookALevelInBadass surprising results]].
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** ''Manga/Evangelion303'': By the start of the history Asuka is [[AcePilot the top pilot in the base]], she knows it and ensures -loudly- that everyone else also knows it. However her performance had been slipping and she lost a coveted assignment to another pilot. Then she challenged [[TheRival the newcomer pilot]] to a [[OldSchoolDogFight duel]] and she lost. [[BelligerentSexualTension Her conflicting feelings]] towards Shinji got her distracted and she botched a mission. [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/914657/033a/ Her self-image was collapsing]] but she got better after she sorted her feelings out and [[HeroesWantRedheads Shinji]] and she [[RelationshipUpgrade consummated their relationship]]. But shortly before [[spoiler:the war plane that she was piloting crashed]] and she spent several months in a coma. When she woke up she blamed herself for it and [[spoiler:her best friend's death]]. Later she had to fly another prototype and [[spoiler:it also crashed.]] With her self-confidence and self-esteem shattered she saw herself like a [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1794689/024/ pathetic]] [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1794691/025/ failure]]. She was so affected that she tried to [[spoiler:tried to kill herself]] and when Shinji stopped her, she ran away.
* ** ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka was -apparently- apparently prideful and boastful, and she thought she was the best pilot ever. During the War she got humiliation after humiliation, beatings, a mind-rape and realized NERV never cared about her. After Third Impact she was very bitter and furious, but she tried to get better… better... and then [[spoiler:she got raped]].
* ** ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Chapter 2 narrates how Asuka’s Asuka's pride got shattered until she regarded herself as a worthless, useless failure and an ugly, scarred freak.
* ** ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Asuka was bold and arrogant at the beginning. All of it was a façade to hide her many insecurities and neuroses, though. She gained emotional stability when she hooked up with Shinji, but for the same reason she got severely upset when he was in danger or [[spoiler:when he left for a while.]] Then she [[spoiler:was {{Mind Rape}}d by Arael]] and her self-confidence crumbled down. Asuka spent the rest of the history depressed and clinging to Shinji in order to not lose it completely. She was so soul-weary and her self-esteem was so shattered that she would rather [[spoiler:die with Shinji to get into her Eva again and fight for her life.]]



* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Defied. Shortly after meeting [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] for first time -[[PeggySue again]]-, [[TheHero Shinji]] [[BelligerentSexualTension feels tempted to bring her down a notch]]... but he will do not it, not matter how overbearing she may be, because he has seen [[DrivenToSuicide what would happen]] [[DespairEventHorizon if her pride was shattered]], and he has absolutely no desire of seeing it happening ever again.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': In this story Asuka was broken even worse than in canon. In addition to the long string of traumatic humilliations, beatings, defeats and MindRape she suffered in the original series, she got to compete with Rei over Shinji. She forced herself to face her feelings, opened up to Shinji (making herself vulnerable despite of all her misgivings and fears)... and then she got depressed and heart-broken because it did not seem to be enough to win him over and she felt wanting compared with Rei. That situation increased her insecurities and feelings of inadequacy and she slowly and gradually fell completely apart and [[spoiler:tried to kill herself.]]
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka behaved as a prideful, self-assured girl at the beginning (a mask to cover her weak self-esteem). When ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} her powers]]'' surfaced and she started out her superheroine career, though, she changed gradually, becoming less self-centered and more altruistic. At the same time her performance with her giant robot suffered, and she started questioning herself. Then she [[spoiler:went through Arael's MindRape. The {{Robeast}} played with all her fears, doubts and insecurities, and broke her down.]] For a while she was utterly distraught and depressed, thinking she was never a heroine but an inmature child playing a game, she was never a good pilot, and she was worthless.

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* ** ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Defied. Shortly after meeting [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] for first time -[[PeggySue again]]-, [[TheHero Shinji]] [[BelligerentSexualTension feels tempted to bring her down a notch]]... but he will do not it, not matter how overbearing she may be, because he has seen [[DrivenToSuicide what would happen]] [[DespairEventHorizon if her pride was shattered]], and he has absolutely no desire of seeing it happening ever again.
* ** ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': In this story story, Asuka was broken even worse than in canon. In addition to the long string of traumatic humilliations, humiliations, beatings, defeats and MindRape she suffered in the original series, she got to compete with Rei over Shinji. She forced herself to face her feelings, opened up to Shinji (making herself vulnerable despite of all her misgivings and fears)... and then she got depressed and heart-broken because it did not seem to be enough to win him over and she felt wanting compared with Rei. That situation increased her insecurities and feelings of inadequacy and she slowly and gradually fell completely apart and [[spoiler:tried to kill herself.]]
* ** ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Asuka behaved as a prideful, self-assured girl at the beginning (a mask to cover her weak self-esteem). When ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} her powers]]'' surfaced and she started out her superheroine career, though, she changed gradually, becoming less self-centered and more altruistic. At the same time her performance with her giant robot suffered, and she started questioning herself. Then she [[spoiler:went through Arael's MindRape. The {{Robeast}} played with all her fears, doubts and insecurities, and broke her down.]] For a while she was utterly distraught and depressed, thinking she was never a heroine but an inmature child playing a game, she was never a good pilot, and she was worthless.worthless.
** In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', both JerkassWoobie main characters suffered this:
*** Shinji did this to Asuka so she didn't break in an undesirable fashion. He won a duel against her and exposed all her flaws and insecurities to force her to face them and mature.
*** Shinji also was broken when his plotting and scheming completely backfired, and his love, family and friends suffered the consequences.
** ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Asuka was arrogant and loud because she tried to overcome her childhood traumas by becoming the best pilot ever. She got beaten and humiliated repeatedly; then she was abandoned and replaced, and shortly after she died in a gruesome way. She managed to live beyond the end of the world, mature, [[spoiler:get married to her love and have a beautiful daughter,]] and then everything was taken from her.
** Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''. Asuka was an arrogant, annoying brat, but she was broken so thoroughly that her life became a nightmare and she tried to commit suicide because she couldn't stand the pain anymore.
** ''Fanfic/GoingAnotherWay'': Asuka goes through the routine, but as the fic is an AU story, the process goes very differently, starting with her being the one who gets absorbed into Leliel. The experience traumatizes her badly, but instead of [[HeroicBSOD retreating into herself]] and [[DespairEventHorizon wallowing in self-hatred]], she [[TookALevelInKindness takes a level up in kindness]] (though she still is rather boisterous).
* ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'': [[spoiler:Trian Aeducan]] is put through this, with [[TookALevelInBadass surprising results]].



* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', both JerkassWoobie main characters suffered this:
** Shinji did this to Asuka so she didn't break in an undesirable fashion. He won a duel against her and exposed all her flaws and insecurities to force her to face them and mature.
** Shinji also was broken when his plotting and scheming completely backfired, and his love, family and friends suffered the consequences.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Asuka was arrogant and loud because she tried to overcome her childhood traumas by becoming the best pilot ever. She got beaten and humiliated repeatedly; then she was abandoned and replaced, and shortly after she died in a gruesome way. She managed to live beyond the end of the world, mature, [[spoiler:get married to her love and have a beautiful daughter…]] and then everything was taken from her.
* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''. Asuka was an arrogant, annoying brat, but she was broken so thoroughly than her life became a nightmare and she tried to commit suicide because she couldn't stand the pain anymore.
* The entire premise of ''Fanfic/{{Purple Days}}}'' which has Joffery Baratheon sent back to the beginning of A Game of Thrones over and over again.

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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', both JerkassWoobie main characters suffered this:
** Shinji did this to Asuka so she didn't break in an undesirable fashion. He won a duel against her and exposed all her flaws and insecurities to force her to face them and mature.
** Shinji also was broken when his plotting and scheming completely backfired, and his love, family and friends suffered the consequences.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Asuka was arrogant and loud because she tried to overcome her childhood traumas by becoming the best pilot ever. She got beaten and humiliated repeatedly; then she was abandoned and replaced, and shortly after she died in a gruesome way. She managed to live beyond the end of the world, mature, [[spoiler:get married to her love and have a beautiful daughter…]] and then everything was taken from her.
* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide''. Asuka was an arrogant, annoying brat, but she was broken so thoroughly than her life became a nightmare and she tried to commit suicide because she couldn't stand the pain anymore.
* The entire premise of ''Fanfic/{{Purple Days}}}'' ''Fanfic/PurpleDays'' which has Joffery Baratheon sent back to the beginning of A Game of Thrones over and over again.put through a GroundhogDayLoop that forces him through some CharacterDevelopment.
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