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25th Nov '16 7:43:59 AM Drakkenmensch
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** If you see something, say nothing and drink to forget.
25th Nov '16 7:42:13 AM Drakkenmensch
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** In the ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' movie, he brings ''Salo'' to Linkara's movie watching party and is clearly having the time of his life while everyone else is horrified beyond words.
10th Nov '16 1:53:57 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The Syujin High boys' volleyball team (and honestly, the entire school) is so used to Kamoshida owning the place that they're in complete denial about his physical abuse of the students. They call it "training". On a slightly more amusing note, if you take your time completing Kaneshiro's Palace and draw close to the deadline, Makoto will remind you to get it done ASAP, because she has been getting her own friendly "reminders" daily via text. When asked if she's okay, she will reply that she's gotten used to it.
3rd Nov '16 1:41:10 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Benni from ''WebComic/ForestHill'' was raised by his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] to think that ParentalIncest and child prostitution was normal. What he did not accept was being forced have sex with other children, and the physical abuse he took from refusing.

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* Benni from ''WebComic/ForestHill'' was raised by his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] to think that ParentalIncest and child prostitution was normal. What he did not accept was being [[RapeByProxy forced have sex with to rape other children, children]], and the physical abuse he took from refusing.trying to refuse to do so.
3rd Nov '16 1:24:29 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Benni from ''WebComic/ForestHill'' was raised by his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] to think that ParentalIncest and child prostitution was normal. What he did not accept was being forced have sex with other children, and the physical abuse he took from refusing.
26th Oct '16 12:45:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played every way, but especially memorably when straight in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. The nature of the CrapsackWorld is such that wide sections of the populations on two continents are culturally inured to such things as widespread rape, bigotry of many kinds from classism to sexism via racism and worse, indentured servitude of various descriptions and hellatious training, working or living conditions. To the point that, when a relatively reasonable Death-Cult springs up in the form of those who worship the [[DontFearTheReaper Many-Faced God]], it makes ''sense'' that offering either assassination (of those who have wronged you) or euthanasia (for when you hurt too much either physically or mentally to recover) as part of the regular (and regulated) service gets participants and, unlike many others, ''it lasts''. Its cultural impact spreads widely as an weirdly gruesome form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics making them... acceptable, if feared. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris'' -- "all men must die; all men must serve".

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* Played every way, but especially memorably when straight in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The nature of the CrapsackWorld is such that wide sections of the populations on two continents are culturally inured to such things as widespread rape, bigotry of many kinds from classism to sexism via racism and worse, indentured servitude of various descriptions and hellatious training, working or living conditions. To the point that, when a relatively reasonable Death-Cult springs up in the form of those who worship the [[DontFearTheReaper Many-Faced God]], it makes ''sense'' that offering either assassination (of those who have wronged you) or euthanasia (for when you hurt too much either physically or mentally to recover) as part of the regular (and regulated) service gets participants and, unlike many others, ''it lasts''. Its cultural impact spreads widely as an weirdly gruesome form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics making them... acceptable, if feared. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris'' -- "all men must die; all men must serve".
25th Oct '16 3:31:11 PM nombretomado
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* From Gensokyo20XX, we have this with an age-regressed Reimu and she is a downplayed and played with example, in that, while she is mentally conditioned, she's conditioned herself to accept something a child wouldn't otherwise be able to as something may not be changed, i.e, mental illness, declining health, and the death from the result thereof [[labelnote:Note]]Reimu is known for her psychological problems, the which of she could die from either killing herself or her self-inflicted wounds getting infected, thus dying of infection her body may not be able to withstand, or she could die from an illness, the which of may or may not be terminal if it wasn't brought on by the aforementioned self-inflicted wounds being infected[[/labelnote]]. Along with the aforementioned and if some of her other behavior and willingness to accept cruelty is to go by, it would be a safe assumption that cruelty is half of what she knows. Of course, seeing their kind of [[CrapsackWorld setting]] and what she's been exposed to since age-regression, she probably doesn't have any other choice, except to be. Needless to say, it does cause her misery, something she had learned to endure.

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* From Gensokyo20XX, ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'', we have this with an age-regressed Reimu and she is a downplayed and played with example, in that, while she is mentally conditioned, she's conditioned herself to accept something a child wouldn't otherwise be able to as something may not be changed, i.e, mental illness, declining health, and the death from the result thereof [[labelnote:Note]]Reimu is known for her psychological problems, the which of she could die from either killing herself or her self-inflicted wounds getting infected, thus dying of infection her body may not be able to withstand, or she could die from an illness, the which of may or may not be terminal if it wasn't brought on by the aforementioned self-inflicted wounds being infected[[/labelnote]]. Along with the aforementioned and if some of her other behavior and willingness to accept cruelty is to go by, it would be a safe assumption that cruelty is half of what she knows. Of course, seeing their kind of [[CrapsackWorld setting]] and what she's been exposed to since age-regression, she probably doesn't have any other choice, except to be. Needless to say, it does cause her misery, something she had learned to endure.
26th Sep '16 10:09:16 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' the title character was BornUnlucky, and has come to cheerfully accept the weird and dangerous things that are going to happen to him--as well as the fact that, while friendly, most of his schoolmates [[TheJinx prefer to stand several feet away from him]].
-->'''Zach:''' AAAGGGHHH--WAIT, WHY AREN'T ''YOU'' SCREAMING?!
-->'''Milo:''' I find it doesn't help. Just hurts the larynx.
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1st Sep '16 8:44:24 AM DoctorSleep
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* The Joker apparently has a clinical version of this. In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', one of the doctors discusses how the Joker is wired to accept the harshness of reality better than most normal people can. Since he lives in a hellholle like Gotham, this "super sanity" as they call it manifests as laughing at death, pain and fear.
28th Aug '16 1:33:03 AM Adept
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', when they find the body of a man who was raped, and then killed by cutting off his tongue, Ren is shocked at the lack of reaction from the soldiers who accompany her. It's not unreasonable to assume that they have seen worse, it comes with the job, and there seems to have been a bandit problem for a long time.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', when they find the body of a man who was raped, and then killed by cutting off having his tongue, tongue cut off, Ren is shocked at the lack of reaction from the soldiers who accompany her. It's not unreasonable to assume that they have seen worse, it comes with the job, and there seems to have been a bandit problem for a long time.



* The WheelOfTime treats horses enough like minor characters that it's important if they've been trained to not panic in fights against Trollocs and Myrddraal.

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* The WheelOfTime ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' treats horses enough like minor characters that it's important if they've been trained to not panic in fights against Trollocs and Myrddraal.
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