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31st Dec '17 11:27:58 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Creator/ScottGlenn is a former US Marine despite being born with a severe limp (a limp that he got rid of through intense training programs). However, while researching his role as Jack Crawford for ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', Glenn met FBI criminal profiler John Douglas, whom the character was based on. Douglas pulled what could at best be described as "a ''very'' dick move" by [[NightmareFuel playing recordings of a teenaged girl being raped and tortured by serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris]]. The experience brought Glenn to tears and caused him to swear off the other Hannibal Lecter movies.
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2nd Dec '17 7:35:58 PM Materioptikon
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*** The one who did it more successfully, was ComicBook/TheJoker, during his brief stint as ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Killing him over and over while forcing him to see the atrocities only the Joker's mind could come up with in a reality made of bubblegum would break anyone, though. [[spoiler: At the end, after Joker's beaten, Batman's seen huddling and weeping in horror. Superman is forced to take his memories of Joker's atrocities to heal him.]]
*** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]

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*** The one who did it more successfully, successfully was ComicBook/TheJoker, during his brief stint as ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker''. Killing him over and over while forcing him to see the atrocities only the Joker's mind could come up with in a reality made of bubblegum would break anyone, though. [[spoiler: At the end, after Joker's beaten, Batman's seen huddling and weeping in horror. Superman is forced to take his memories of Joker's atrocities to heal him.]]
*** Barbatos [[ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal Barbatos]] deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the world's greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]
2nd Dec '17 7:34:30 PM Materioptikon
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** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]

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** *** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]
2nd Dec '17 7:33:39 PM Materioptikon
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** Barbatos deals him the worst beatdown of his career by revealing [[spoiler:all this time he's been a fake propped by the demon as the greatest detective, so that when he fell, so would everyone who had ever believed in him. Also, his fears and regrets were used with the properties of the Dark Multiverse to create Barbatos' army when the time came to conquer reality. At the end, the revelations are so horrible Batman begs to be sent back into a LotusEaterMachine.]]
12th Nov '17 6:02:34 PM DVB
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** ''The End of Time'' gives us a double-whammy in the appearance of [[spoiler: the Time Lords. Their re-emergence sends the Doctor into a HeroicBSOD so badly, the Doctor [[GodzillaThreshold picks up a gun]]. Then, to show just how horrific Rassilon himself is, we get a BreakTheBadass moment from ''The Master'', of all people.]]

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** ''The End of Time'' gives us a double-whammy in with the appearance return of [[spoiler: the Time Lords.Lords... along with ''Gallifrey'' itself and everything else locked away in the Time War. Their re-emergence sends the Doctor into a HeroicBSOD so badly, the Doctor [[GodzillaThreshold picks up a gun]]. Then, to show just how horrific Rassilon himself is, we get a BreakTheBadass moment from ''The Master'', of all people.]]]]
--> '''The Doctor:''' [[spoiler: You weren't there in the final days of the war. But if the Time Locks are broken, then everything is coming out. Not just the Daleks, but the Skarro Degradations. The Horde of Travesties. The Nightmare Child. The Could've-Been King and his army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres. The war turned into ''hell.'' And that's what you opened, right above the Earth. '''''Hell is descending.''''']]
12th Nov '17 5:56:45 PM DVB
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the normally stoic and calm Robin is left completely terrified when the Straw Hats meet Admiral Aokiji. The same thing also happened when a seemingly random mask man whispers [[ProfessionalKiller CP9]] to her.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the normally stoic and calm Robin is left completely terrified ''terrified'' when the Straw Hats meet Admiral Aokiji.Aokiji. Beyond the crew meeting an Admiral (one of the Marine's strongest forces and showing how much the crew needs to catch up), it also hints the connection to her past. The same thing also happened when a seemingly random mask man whispers [[ProfessionalKiller CP9]] to her.



*** When Batman discovers that an ancient conspiracy -- [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls the Court of Owls]] -- has been living in Gotham for hundreds of years, he's a little alarmed. When he discovers that they've never acted against Batman until now because they never even considered him to be a threat, he's a little more alarmed. But when he's captured, drugged and psychologically tortured in a vast labyrinth beneath Gotham City and [[DespairEventHorizon nearly driven to madness and hopelessness,]] that's when the readers start to feel the horrors ''really'' sinking in. Being [[MemeticBadass Batman,]] he manages to escape. It's still a chilling sequence, however.

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*** When Batman discovers that an ancient conspiracy -- [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls the Court of Owls]] -- has been living in Gotham for hundreds of years, he's a little alarmed. When he discovers that they've never acted against Batman until now because they never even ''even'' considered him to be a threat, he's a little more alarmed. But when he's captured, drugged and psychologically tortured in a vast labyrinth beneath Gotham City and [[DespairEventHorizon nearly driven to madness and hopelessness,]] that's when the readers start to feel the horrors ''really'' sinking in. Being [[MemeticBadass Batman,]] he manages to escape. It's still a chilling sequence, however.
2nd Nov '17 11:18:41 AM infernape612
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->''"Check it out, I am the ultimate badass."''
->(half a dead unit, and a crashed ship later)
->''"We're finished man, game over man, game over."''

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* Obi Wan Kenobi during the Zygerria arc of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' went through an attempt to do it. He and the rest of the main characters were captured after trying to infiltrate a slave trading ring. Obi Wan and Commander Rex are sent to work in the mines. Count Dooku is very interested in Obi Wan, but not if he's going to constantly fight back. and The slavers start trying to break him. Besides punishing any disobedience or defiance from him, they punish or kill some of the other slaves when he tries to help them, including dumping a bunch of the Togruta into the lava the place is on top of. The goal is to force him into thinking that he can't fight back or someone will get hurt, and to induce hopelessness and compliance, leaving him as broken as any other slave, at which point he'll be handed over to Dooku.. Fortunately he gets rescued soon, as it was starting to set in.

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* Obi Wan Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Zygerria arc of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' went goes through an attempt to do it. a serious case of this. He and the rest of the main characters were are captured after trying to infiltrate a slave trading ring. Obi Wan Obi-Wan and Commander Rex are sent to work in the mines. Count Dooku is very interested in Obi Wan, Obi-Wan, but not if he's going to constantly fight back. and The back, so the slavers start trying to break him. Besides punishing any disobedience or defiance from him, they punish or kill some of the other slaves when he tries to help them, including dumping a bunch of the Togruta into the lava the place is on top of. The goal is to force him into thinking that he can't fight back or someone will get hurt, and to induce hopelessness and compliance, leaving him as broken as any other slave, at which point he'll be handed over to Dooku.. Fortunately Fortunately, he gets rescued soon, as it was starting he is dangerously close to set in.breaking.
31st Oct '17 7:01:13 PM darksoul4242
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** We get a hint of how much bad news Frieza is when Vegeta, the same person who beat up every strong character in the previous story arc and whose arrogance is legendary, refuse to fight him head-on until he become an immortal, knowing that he would lose. When they do fight, Vegeta finds himself so outmatched that he actually ''sheds a tear'' at the hopelessness of his situation.

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** We get a hint of how much bad news Frieza is when Vegeta, the same person who beat up every strong character in the previous story arc and whose arrogance is legendary, refuse outright refuses to fight him head-on until he become an becomes immortal, knowing well aware that he would lose. When they do fight, Vegeta finds himself so outmatched that he actually ''sheds a tear'' tears'' at the hopelessness of his situation.



** Key rule of ''Dragon Ball'', if you want to show how much bad news someone is without someone dying or being beating up, have Vegeta scare shitless of them.

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** Key rule of ''Dragon Ball'', if you want to show how much bad news someone is without someone dying or being beating up, have Vegeta scare scared shitless of them.
31st Oct '17 6:58:58 PM darksoul4242
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': When Marik is about to summon his Sun God Ra, and all the characters present who are aware of the strength of it have eyes widened with shock.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': When Marik is about to summon his Sun God Ra, and all the characters present who are aware of the its strength of it have their eyes widened with shock.
1st Aug '17 5:11:32 AM ChronoLegion
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** Yang Xiao Long, the character on team RWBY who enjoys [[BloodKnight fighting the most]] and specifically became a huntress [[InHarmsWay for the thrill of it]] goes through a major series of breaking moments from the second half of the season onwards. Firstly in "Fall" she [[spoiler: is tricked by [[MasterOfIllusion Emerald]] into attacking Mercury and (seemingly) break his leg]]. Since no one else saw what she did the world assumes that [[spoiler: she attacked an innocent man out of spite]] and she's promptly suspended from the Vytal Festival with her reputation in taters. She spends the next several episodes in the background before trying to [[spoiler: protect Blake from Adam during the Battle for Beacon]] before the latter defeats her in a SingleStrokeBattle [[spoiler: [[AnArmAndALeg which promptly cuts off her right arm.]] By the end of the volume, she wants nothing more than to just lie in bed, refusing to do anything at all.]]

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** Yang Xiao Long, the character on team RWBY who enjoys [[BloodKnight fighting the most]] and specifically became a huntress [[InHarmsWay for the thrill of it]] goes through a major series of breaking moments from the second half of the season onwards. Firstly in "Fall" she [[spoiler: is tricked by [[MasterOfIllusion Emerald]] into attacking Mercury and (seemingly) break his leg]]. Since no one else saw what she did the world assumes that [[spoiler: she attacked an innocent man out of spite]] and she's promptly suspended from the Vytal Festival with her reputation in taters. She spends the next several episodes in the background before trying to [[spoiler: protect Blake from Adam during the Battle for Beacon]] before the latter defeats her in a SingleStrokeBattle [[spoiler: [[AnArmAndALeg which promptly cuts off her right arm.]] By the end of the volume, she wants nothing more than to just lie in bed, refusing to do anything at all.]] She gets better, though, after strapping on the new cybernetic arm given to her by Ironwood]]
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