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13th Jan '17 8:05:51 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Goku was a baby he was just as violent as all Saiyans are, until he hit his head and became the kind-hearted hero everyone knows and loves. It was even lampshaded by his evil older brother Raditz, who point-blank asks Goku if he ''did'' hit himself in the head as a child and Goku not only confirms it, but even adds "I still have the scars, you know".

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Goku was a baby he was just as violent as all Saiyans are, until he accidentally hit his head and became the kind-hearted hero everyone knows and loves. It was even lampshaded by his evil older brother Raditz, who point-blank asks Goku if he ''did'' hit himself in the head as a child and Goku not only confirms it, but even adds "I still have the scars, you know".
1st Jan '17 10:53:30 AM sorceressmon9
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* In ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', this is possibly the reason Mewtwo goes insane. As a child, he was not allowed to come to terms with fellow clone Ambertwo's passing away naturally. The scientists gave him a heavy tranquilizing serum to put him back to sleep until he developed into an adult. He wakes up confused, bitter and angry with little to no memory of why.
24th Oct '16 9:53:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* A RunningGag in the Creator/ChrisFarley movie ''TommyBoy'' has people ask [[ManChild his character]] if he ate paint chips (or lived near powerlines) as a child.

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* A RunningGag in the Creator/ChrisFarley movie ''TommyBoy'' ''Film/TommyBoy'' has people ask [[ManChild his character]] if he ate paint chips (or lived near powerlines) as a child.
19th Oct '16 6:33:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', the fact that the penguin Mumble's egg was dropped by his father is the main reason he can't sing, and the film does everything it can to compare it to this trope without actually saying it.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', the fact that the penguin Mumble's egg was dropped by his father is the main reason he can't sing, and the film does everything it can to compare it to this trope without actually saying it.
11th Oct '16 8:27:16 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]], the poison that [[spoiler: a teenaged King Zephiel]] was tricked into taking as a young man is repeatedly stated to have been the catalyst [[StartOfDarkness that left him not quite the same.]] A number of similar poisons in the real world (such as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning mercury]]) can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control... just like it happened to him.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]], Blade]]'', the poison that [[spoiler: a teenaged King Zephiel]] was tricked into taking as a young man is repeatedly stated to have been the catalyst [[StartOfDarkness that left him not quite the same.]] A number of similar poisons in the real world (such as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning mercury]]) can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control... just like it happened to him.
11th Oct '16 8:26:29 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Goku was a baby he was just as violent as all Saiyans are, until he hit his head and became the kind-hearted hero we know and love.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when Goku was a baby he was just as violent as all Saiyans are, until he hit his head and became the kind-hearted hero we know everyone knows and love.loves. It was even lampshaded by his evil older brother Raditz, who point-blank asks Goku if he ''did'' hit himself in the head as a child and Goku not only confirms it, but even adds "I still have the scars, you know".


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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Binding Blade]], the poison that [[spoiler: a teenaged King Zephiel]] was tricked into taking as a young man is repeatedly stated to have been the catalyst [[StartOfDarkness that left him not quite the same.]] A number of similar poisons in the real world (such as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning mercury]]) can and do result in personality-warping brain damage, including paranoia, increased aggression, and decreased impulse control... just like it happened to him.
4th Oct '16 3:17:55 PM Jake18
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* In ''Film/BioDome'', there's a scene where one of the dumbasses' mothers is holding the other's head under water to teach them how to hold their breath for long periods of time.

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* In ''Film/BioDome'', there's a scene where one of the dumbasses' [[DesignatedHero "heroes'"]] mothers is holding the other's head under water to teach them how to hold their breath for long periods of time.
24th Jul '16 6:48:54 PM eroock
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A explanation for a character's eccentricity, ditziness, lack of intelligence, brashness, etc is for them (or others) to harm their head as a infant or a child. A possible cause of this trope could be that they were accidentally dropped by their AlcoholicParent, who had a little too much to drink. In some cases, they were actually pretty intelligent before the incident happened. One variation of this trope is that the character's mental deficiencies are not from a head injury but by them ingesting something harmful and toxic such as paint chips or [[OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby alcohol]]. Another is that the brain damage was due to the character being deprived of something that's essential or substantial to having a relatively healthy body.

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A explanation for a character's eccentricity, ditziness, lack of intelligence, brashness, etc etc. is for them (or others) to harm their head as a infant or a child. A possible cause of this trope could be that they were accidentally dropped by their AlcoholicParent, who had a little too much to drink. In some cases, they were actually pretty intelligent before the incident happened. One variation of this trope is that the character's mental deficiencies are not from a head injury but by them ingesting something harmful and toxic such as paint chips or [[OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby alcohol]]. Another is that the brain damage was due to the character being deprived of something that's essential or substantial to having a relatively healthy body.
28th Jun '16 7:14:51 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Team 8}}'' Kurenai wonders if Gai had been dropped several times on his head as an infant. She concludes more realistically that the stronger a jonin is, the more wackier they behave (and fears that she will become eccentric as well).
2nd Jun '16 2:24:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* As an infant, Sussie from '"WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' could speak and dreamed of being a lawyer. Then she was dropped on her head, and started speaking in the same gibberish she would spout as a junior high student.

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* As an infant, Sussie from '"WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' could speak and dreamed of being a lawyer. Then she was dropped on her head, and started speaking in the same gibberish she would spout as a junior high student.
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