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23rd Jun '16 8:50:30 AM Hanz
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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', as a result of his genius and experiencing all kinds of fucked up scenarios ManWasNotMeantToKnow, has become detached and very cynical about pretty much everything.

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* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', as a result of his genius and experiencing all kinds of fucked up scenarios ManWasNotMeantToKnow, has become detached and very cynical about pretty much everything. Later on, Morty and the other Smiths become more numb to the horrors of the multiverse as such things become more habitual.
18th Jun '16 12:12:38 PM CyberTiger88
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A character who is conditioned to accept a rather horrible, disturbing fate in life does so with a smile on their face. Why must they engage in this SenselessWasteOfHumanLife? As it turns out, they've been conditioned for it. Literally. Their life, memories, and personal experiences have all been deliberately designed so that they genuinely enjoy, understand, and accept the macabre world they've been placed in, even as people from a different context are terrified just ''observing'' them.

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A character who is conditioned to accept a rather horrible, disturbing fate in life does so with a smile on their face. Why must they engage in this SenselessWasteOfHumanLife? [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife Senseless Waste of Human Life]]? As it turns out, they've been conditioned for it. Literally. Their life, memories, and personal experiences have all been deliberately designed so that they genuinely enjoy, understand, and accept the macabre world they've been placed in, even as people from a different context are terrified just ''observing'' them.
11th Jun '16 10:30:08 AM Euodiachloris
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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 almost eerie form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics. ''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''. 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 almost eerie weirdly gruesome form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics.ethics making them... acceptable, if feared. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris'' -- "all men must die; all men must serve".
11th Jun '16 4:34:01 AM Euodiachloris
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** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied to get ahead. Minus gelding them, of course -- or technically turning them into slaves, first (although, being a minor House sworn to lords who treat you like dirt isn't as great a step up as it looks on paper). It led to much [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction]] on both sides producing a StrawNihalist as one and a SerialKiller as the other, the derailing of best-laid plans and [[spoiler: the probable end of the family lineage]]. So, [[DeconstructedTrope not a great success, then]].

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** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied to get ahead. Minus gelding them, of course -- or technically turning them into slaves, first (although, being a minor House sworn to lords who treat you like dirt isn't as great a step up as it looks on paper). It led to much [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction]] on both sides by producing a StrawNihalist StrawNihilist as one and a trigger-happy SerialKiller as the other, the as well as contributed to derailing many of best-laid their liege-lord's plans and [[spoiler: the probable end of the their own family lineage]]. So, [[DeconstructedTrope not a great success, then]].
11th Jun '16 4:22:01 AM Euodiachloris
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** Speaking of serving, we get the Unsullied, the Essossi, eunuch warrior-slaves whose TrainingFromHell in Astapor puts Sparta, Persia and the Ottoman Empire to shame. They go so far as to have had both fear and self-preservation trained out of them by horrific means. As it turns out, the "Good Masters" didn't manage to train a sense of self-worth out of them, as, [[SlaveLiberation given a chance to fight for their own reasons as free men]], they almost all jumped at the chance. They're all still as hard as nails, but... SubertedTrope. They couldn't be trained to be completely inhumanly submissive.
** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied. Minus gelding them, of course -- or technically turning them into slaves, first. It led to much [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction]] and [[spoiler: the probable end of the family lineage]]. So, [[DeconstructedTrope not a great success, then]].

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** Speaking of serving, we get the Unsullied, the Essossi, eunuch warrior-slaves whose TrainingFromHell in Astapor puts Sparta, Persia and the Ottoman Empire to shame. They go so far as to have had both fear and self-preservation trained out of them by horrific means. As it turns out, the "Good Masters" didn't manage to train a sense of self-worth out of them, as, [[SlaveLiberation given a chance to fight for their own reasons as free men]], they almost all jumped at the chance. They're all still as hard as nails, but... SubertedTrope. SubvertedTrope. They couldn't be trained to be completely inhumanly submissive.
submissive, however hard the Astorpuri slave-masters tried.
** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied. Unsullied to get ahead. Minus gelding them, of course -- or technically turning them into slaves, first. first (although, being a minor House sworn to lords who treat you like dirt isn't as great a step up as it looks on paper). It led to much [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction]] on both sides producing a StrawNihalist as one and a SerialKiller as the other, the derailing of best-laid plans and [[spoiler: the probable end of the family lineage]]. So, [[DeconstructedTrope not a great success, then]].
11th Jun '16 4:14:23 AM Euodiachloris
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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 innured to such things as widespread rape, 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 Many Faced God, it makes ''sense'' that offering either assassination or euthanasia as part of the regular (and regulated) service gets participants and that their cultural impact spreads widely. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris''.
** Speaking of serving, we get the Unsullied, the Essossi, eunuch warrior-slaves whose TrainingFromHell puts Sparta, Persia and the Ottoman Empire to shame.
** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied. Minus gelding them. It led to much dysfunction.

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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 innured 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 Many Faced God, [[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 that their and, unlike many others, ''it lasts''. Its cultural impact spreads widely. widely as an almost eerie form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris''.
dohaeris'' -- "all men must die; all men must serve".
** Speaking of serving, we get the Unsullied, the Essossi, eunuch warrior-slaves whose TrainingFromHell in Astapor puts Sparta, Persia and the Ottoman Empire to shame.
shame. They go so far as to have had both fear and self-preservation trained out of them by horrific means. As it turns out, the "Good Masters" didn't manage to train a sense of self-worth out of them, as, [[SlaveLiberation given a chance to fight for their own reasons as free men]], they almost all jumped at the chance. They're all still as hard as nails, but... SubertedTrope. They couldn't be trained to be completely inhumanly submissive.
** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied. Minus gelding them. them, of course -- or technically turning them into slaves, first. It led to much dysfunction.[[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction]] and [[spoiler: the probable end of the family lineage]]. So, [[DeconstructedTrope not a great success, then]].
11th Jun '16 3:53:01 AM Euodiachloris
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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 innured to such things as widespread rape, 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 Many Faced God, it makes ''sense'' that offering either assassination or euthanasia as part of the regular (and regulated) service gets participants and that their cultural impact spreads widely. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris''.
** Speaking of serving, we get the Unsullied, the Essossi, eunuch warrior-slaves whose TrainingFromHell puts Sparta, Persia and the Ottoman Empire to shame.
** The Cleganes pretty much decided to turn their own sons into Westerosi Unsullied. Minus gelding them. It led to much dysfunction.
10th Jun '16 10:46:27 PM Nintendoman01
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* Ran, Rin, and Ren in ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act V''. By their own admission, they've seen so many horrific things while [[MadeASlave enslaved]] to [[EvilOverlord Babylon]] that Tsukune's [[HorrorHunger bloodlust]]-fuelled rampage through Yokai Academy, which has left the school grounds covered with corpses, doesn't even faze them.

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* Ran, Rin, and Ren in ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': In Act V''. By their own admission, they've seen so many horrific things while [[MadeASlave enslaved]] to [[EvilOverlord Babylon]] V chapter 23, the other members of the group are left dumbfounded that in the aftermath of Tsukune's [[HorrorHunger bloodlust]]-fuelled rampage through Yokai Academy, Academy's festival, which has left the school grounds covered with corpses, doesn't [[TheDitz Rin's]] only concern is that the fireworks show has been cancelled. In response, Ran explains that she, Rin, and Ren have seen so many horrible things while enslaved to [[EldritchAbomination Babylon]] that the recent events don't even faze them.
31st May '16 10:51:18 AM wuggles
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* PlayedForLaughs somewhat in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', when Chandler goes to Joey's tailor, who he's been going to his entire life. The tailor feels him up while measuring him, and when Chandler tells Joey, Joey claims that that's how tailors get the correct measurements. It never occurred to him that tailors weren't supposed to borderline molest you when they took your measurements. [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale Funny, right?]]

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* PlayedForLaughs somewhat in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', when Chandler goes to Joey's tailor, who he's been going to his entire life. The tailor feels him up while measuring him, and when Chandler tells Joey, Joey claims that that's how tailors get the correct measurements. It never occurred to him that tailors weren't supposed to borderline molest you when they took your measurements. [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale Funny, right?]]
4th May '16 1:54:11 PM SuperBlah
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* WordOfGod states that this is the reason WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters were able to look at [[CthulhuMythos C]][[TyopOnTheCover a]][[CthulhuMythos thulhu]] without going insane. Their job has already forced them to come to terms with the existence of countless other [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] - to them, Cathulhu is just another deity to bust, [[spoiler:if an immeasurably powerful one that's barely scratched by their proton packs]].

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* WordOfGod states that this is the reason WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters were able to look at [[CthulhuMythos C]][[TyopOnTheCover a]][[CthulhuMythos thulhu]] without going insane. Their job has already forced them to come to terms with the existence of countless other [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] - to them, Cathulhu is just another deity to bust, [[spoiler:if an immeasurably if one so powerful one that's that [[spoiler:their proton packs barely scratched by their proton packs]].scratch it and it takes 100 gigavolts of lightning just to put it back to sleep]].
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