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6th Feb '16 9:13:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Frasier}}'' ventures into this quite often, and it gets PlayedForLaughs most of the time. For example, Niles once had lunch with his ex-wife, and lied about it to his current wife. [[HilarityEnsues One lie led to another]], and he felt so guilty it made him hyperventilate.
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\n* ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' ventures into this quite often, and it gets PlayedForLaughs most of the time. For example, Niles once had lunch with his ex-wife, and lied about it to his current wife. [[HilarityEnsues One lie led to another]], and he felt so guilty it made him hyperventilate.


11th Nov '15 7:50:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Taki of ''MaidenRose'' CantHaveSexEver thanks to his status as MessianicArchetype, so when he falls in love with Klaus things really go downhill for him as he struggles between his conscience and his desires.
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* Taki of ''MaidenRose'' ''Manga/MaidenRose'' CantHaveSexEver thanks to his status as MessianicArchetype, so when he falls in love with Klaus things really go downhill for him as he struggles between his conscience and his desires.
7th Feb '15 11:51:26 PM Roketto
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Fixing typos.
* Invoked word-for-word in the first opening to the ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime. (''Douishite? Boku wa kowarita Messiah?'') Suitable, too, since [[VillainProtagonist Light]] starts out as a KnightTemplarBigBrother, UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, but sympathetic character, but goes [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope totally insane]] when he discovers that yes, he has actually killed people.
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* Invoked word-for-word in the first opening to the ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime. (''Douishite? (''Doushite? Boku wa kowarita kowareta Messiah?'') Suitable, too, since [[VillainProtagonist Light]] starts out as a KnightTemplarBigBrother, UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, but sympathetic character, but goes [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope totally insane]] when he discovers that yes, he has actually killed people.
24th Oct '14 3:38:34 AM XFllo
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Trope Repair Shop: Spoiled Sweet clean-up. Zero Context Examples and examples with insufficient context or misuse will be deleted. (Potholes included.)
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[spoiler:[[SpoiledSweet Princess Shirahoshi]]]] goes through this, when she [[spoiler:leaves her family's protection to visit the Sea Forest]]. She gets over it with some encouragement from Luffy, though.
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[spoiler:[[SpoiledSweet Princess Shirahoshi]]]] [[spoiler:Princess Shirahoshi]] goes through this, when she [[spoiler:leaves leaves her family's protection to visit the Sea Forest]]. Forest. She gets over it with some encouragement from Luffy, though.Luffy.
16th Aug '14 9:50:35 AM ManCalledTrue
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That's how it worked in the OWOD. Things have changed.
** Well, actually only vampires have a [[KarmaMeter Morality Meter]], and that is because of [[EnemyWithin The Beast]] that keeps pushing them to commit greater depravities. Human characters are probably not at risk of losing morality under that system unless something truly exceptional happens, and other supernaturals have different Karma Meters.
28th Jul '14 8:48:52 PM Argon2
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* This trope is the main difference between ''Manga/FruitsBasket'''s adaptations. In the original manga, Tohru is eventually revealed to have ''severely'' low self-esteem and an unhealthy inability to move on from her mother's death. In the anime, she's a straight up PuritySue who never goes through CharacterDevelopment and has barely any influence on the main plot. In both versions, she obsessively sidelines her own needs and problems- ostensibly because she wants to take care of [[DysfunctionJunction her friends]], but really because she can't face her trauma. (In the manga's finale, she confronts [[JerkassWoobie Akito]], and [[spoiler:forgives her]], realizing that Akito's cruelty is as false as Tohru's happiness.)

* The House Elves from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' will physically punish themselves for every wrong they commit, sometimes even for ones they ''contemplated'' committing. Justified, in that they had servitude so deepy engrained into them that they literally [[HappinessInSlavery don't know any better]]. Dobby shows that this has become almost a subconscious reflex, as even after gaining his freedom, he struggles with the compulsion to punish himself when something goes wrong.
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* The House Elves from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' will physically punish themselves for every wrong they commit, sometimes even for ones they ''contemplated'' committing. Justified, in that they had servitude so deepy deeply engrained into them that they literally [[HappinessInSlavery don't know any better]]. Dobby shows that this has become almost a subconscious reflex, as even after gaining his freedom, he struggles with the compulsion to punish himself when something goes wrong.
30th Jun '14 5:19:14 PM Wyldchyld
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Example indentation.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' ** Orihime suffers two bouts of this. *** When Ichigo fails to protect Orihime from Arrancar, Orihime fails to cure his depression but Rukia resolves it quickly. Orihime's jealousy over Rukia's usefulness and her own uselessness leaves her shocked and depressed because of how much she adores Rukia. [[CoolBigSis Rangiku]] makes her understand that she and Rukia are both equally useful to Ichigo, just in different ways. Rukia herself tells Orihime [[YouAreNotAlone she's not alone]], stands by her against Urahara sidelining her from battle and brings her out of her funk for good. *** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences pile on so much pressure that, when the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her mind splinters. When Ichigo CameBackWrong to save her, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened because she vowed to get stronger but didn't get strong enough.
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' ** ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Orihime suffers two bouts of this. *** ** When Ichigo fails to protect Orihime from Arrancar, Orihime fails to cure his depression but Rukia resolves it quickly. Orihime's jealousy over Rukia's usefulness and her own uselessness leaves her shocked and depressed because of how much she adores Rukia. [[CoolBigSis Rangiku]] makes her understand that she and Rukia are both equally useful to Ichigo, just in different ways. Rukia herself tells Orihime [[YouAreNotAlone she's not alone]], stands by her against Urahara sidelining her from battle and brings her out of her funk for good. *** ** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences pile on so much pressure that, when the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her mind splinters. When Ichigo CameBackWrong to save her, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened because she vowed to get stronger but didn't get strong enough.
30th Jun '14 5:18:19 PM Wyldchyld
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*** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences pile on so much pressure that, when the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her mind splinters. When Ichigo CameBackWrong in response to her dire situation, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened because she had vowed to get stronger, but failed.
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*** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences pile on so much pressure that, when the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her mind splinters. When Ichigo CameBackWrong in response to her dire situation, save her, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened because she had vowed to get stronger, stronger but failed.didn't get strong enough.
30th Jun '14 5:16:17 PM Wyldchyld
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Actually, this example is Darkest Hour, not this trope.
*** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences pile on so much pressure that, when the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her mind splinters. When Ichigo CameBackWrong in response to her dire situation, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened. ** Ichigo works very hard to regain his lost power so that he can protect his friends, whose lives are in danger. However, the villain brainwashes his friends and families against him, and one of his friends turns out to have been working with the villain all along. He's left on his knees, ''sobbing'', a sword through his chest, his newly gained power stolen away, utterly defeated.
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*** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences pile on so much pressure that, when the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her mind splinters. When Ichigo CameBackWrong in response to her dire situation, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened. ** Ichigo works very hard happened because she had vowed to regain his lost power so that he can protect his friends, whose lives are in danger. However, the villain brainwashes his friends and families against him, and one of his friends turns out to have been working with the villain all along. He's left on his knees, ''sobbing'', a sword through his chest, his newly gained power stolen away, utterly defeated.get stronger, but failed.
30th Jun '14 5:14:01 PM Wyldchyld
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Example indentation, word cruft and examples are not recent.
* Orihime Inoue of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fame has two bouts of this. ** The first one happens when she observes the bond between Ichigo and Rukia firsthand; up until then, she had just wanted Ichigo to be alright, and she's shocked and sad over her own jealousy and the guilt she feels ''over said jealousy too'' since she adores Rukia. [[CoolBigSis Rangiku]] cheered her up, telling her that ''both'' she and Rukia are important for Ichigo; then Rukia learns about it and tells Orihime [[YouAreNotAlone that she's not alone]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that she doesn't have to bring self down because she's a great person.]] ** The second, which is way more serious, happens as the corollary of her BreakTheCutie experiences in Hueco Mundo, when [[spoiler: Ulquiorra (the one who did his biggest share of breaking) kills Ichigo in front of her and Ishida, mutilates Ishida as well, and then verbally mocks Orihime as she tries to heal Ichigo]]; she splinters ''badly'' at that, and even more so when [[spoiler: Ichigo [[CameBackWrong comes back wrong]] ]], but ultimately gets better. ** [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki]] also has recently had quite a phase as this, [[spoiler: though to be fair it was Tsukishima (and Ginjou)'s intention to break him systematically. (Just like Ulquiorra intended to break Orihime.)]] * Kagome from ''{{Inuyasha}}'' nearly compromises the quest when she realizes that she is jealous of Kikyo for holding part of Inuyasha's heart. Combined with her own self-worth issues ''and'' The Baby's {{Breaking Lecture}}s, it's no wonder the kid almost crosses the DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: But then she brings herself back and tells the ManipulativeBastard "ShutUpHannibal".]]
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' ** Orihime Inoue of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fame has suffers two bouts of this. ** The first one happens when she observes the bond between *** When Ichigo and fails to protect Orihime from Arrancar, Orihime fails to cure his depression but Rukia firsthand; up until then, she had just wanted Ichigo to be alright, resolves it quickly. Orihime's jealousy over Rukia's usefulness and she's her own uselessness leaves her shocked and sad over her own jealousy and the guilt she feels ''over said jealousy too'' since depressed because of how much she adores Rukia. [[CoolBigSis Rangiku]] cheered makes her up, telling her understand that ''both'' she and Rukia are important for Ichigo; then both equally useful to Ichigo, just in different ways. Rukia learns about it and herself tells Orihime [[YouAreNotAlone that she's not alone]] alone]], stands by her against Urahara sidelining her from battle and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that she doesn't have to bring self down because she's a great person.]] ** The second, which is way more serious, happens as the corollary brings her out of her funk for good. *** In Hueco Mundo, her multiple BreakTheCutie experiences in Hueco Mundo, pile on so much pressure that, when [[spoiler: Ulquiorra (the one who did his biggest share of breaking) kills the instigator (Ulquiorra) shatters Ichigo and mutilates Uryuu in front of her, her and Ishida, mutilates Ishida as well, and then verbally mocks Orihime as she tries to heal Ichigo]]; she splinters ''badly'' at that, and even more so when [[spoiler: mind splinters. When Ichigo [[CameBackWrong comes back wrong]] ]], but ultimately gets better. CameBackWrong in response to her dire situation, she dissolves further, blaming herself for everything that's happened. ** [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki]] also has recently had quite a phase as this, [[spoiler: though works very hard to be fair it was Tsukishima (and Ginjou)'s intention regain his lost power so that he can protect his friends, whose lives are in danger. However, the villain brainwashes his friends and families against him, and one of his friends turns out to break him systematically. (Just like Ulquiorra intended to break Orihime.)]] have been working with the villain all along. He's left on his knees, ''sobbing'', a sword through his chest, his newly gained power stolen away, utterly defeated. * Kagome from ''{{Inuyasha}}'' ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' nearly compromises the quest when she realizes that she is jealous of Kikyo for holding part of Inuyasha's heart. Combined with her own self-worth issues ''and'' The Baby's {{Breaking Lecture}}s, it's no wonder the kid almost crosses the DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: But then she brings herself back and tells the ManipulativeBastard "ShutUpHannibal".]]
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