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16th Jan '18 5:57:08 PM animenutcase
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* In the ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' AffectionateParody ''FanFic/SillyHatProductions'', Battler notes early on that he's gotten used to Beatrice's games. He then goes on to claim they're not as effective anymore.

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* In the ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' AffectionateParody ''FanFic/SillyHatProductions'', Battler notes early on that he's gotten used to Beatrice's games. He then goes on to claim they're not as effective anymore. His laid-back approach to the games bites him in the ass when Lambdadelta decides that he needs more motivation to take things seriously.
28th Dec '17 10:12:45 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Buffy and Supergirl find two dead demons as looking for a Kryptonian vampire. Kara is sickened but Buffy goes about investigating the bodies in a calm, professional manner, and is even able to make jokes. The Slayer explains this is how she stays sane.
-->Buffy took a deep breath as the Maid of Might flew them in for a swift landing. They touched ground by the doughnuted demons. The sight didn’t agree with Kara. She noticed that Buffy took it in a more businesslike manner.\\
“Sorry,” said Buffy. “In my line of work, you see this stuff more often.”\\
“I’m glad I don’t have your line of work,” said Supergirl. “Most of the time, that is.”



* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3943153/chapters/8837608 this]] ''Film/TheHobbit'' fanfic, the female protagonist casually asks if the guy she went home with raped her her while she was passed out from drinking too much alcohol. It is quite subtle and easy to miss as she uses the word "sex" and he just confusedly repeats that she passed out before they could do anything of the sort.

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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3943153/chapters/8837608 this]] "Girls just want to have fun"]] ''Film/TheHobbit'' fanfic, the female protagonist casually asks if the guy she went home with raped her her while she was passed out from drinking too much alcohol. It is quite subtle and easy to miss as she uses the word "sex" and he just confusedly repeats that she passed out before they could do anything of the sort.
19th Dec '17 1:31:41 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Oreg has been a slave for so long that what would constitute horror to others is his baseline normal. When talking to his master about things that may annoy him, he moves to keep a piece of furniture between them. Ward (who inherited him at the start of the novel) notices this, and concludes that Oreg must be used to people whose reaction to things that annoy them is violence. Ward has some experience with this, as his father (Oreg's former owner) was abusive. Ward, however, refuses to acknowledge this as ''normal''. His brother Tosten, on the other hand, is a bit more sensitive, and when Ward seeks him out for a family reunition, thinks that Ward has come to kill him in order to get him out of the way as potential heir. He accepts this and only asks Ward to make it quick and painless. Ward is horrified when he finally understands what Tosten is talking about.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Oreg has been a slave for so long that what would constitute horror to others is his baseline normal. When talking to his master about things that may annoy him, he moves to keep a piece of furniture between them. Ward (who inherited him at the start of the novel) notices this, and concludes that Oreg must be used to people whose reaction to things that annoy them is violence. Ward has some experience with this, as his father (Oreg's former owner) was abusive. Ward, however, refuses to acknowledge this as ''normal''. His brother Tosten, on the other hand, is a bit more sensitive, and when Ward seeks him out for a family reunition, reunion, thinks that Ward has come to kill him in order to get him out of the way as potential heir. He accepts this and only asks Ward to make it quick and painless. Ward is horrified when he finally understands what Tosten is talking about.



* Bethan, the sacrificial maiden from ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic''. Although that depends on your definition of "horror" - her belief that she would get to drink tea with the moon goddess after being sacrificed might have been correct, considering that there ''are'' real goddesses in that universe.

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* Bethan, the sacrificial maiden from ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic''. Although that depends on your definition of "horror" - her "horror"--her belief that she would get to drink tea with the moon goddess after being sacrificed might have been correct, considering that there ''are'' real goddesses in that universe.
19th Dec '17 1:29:15 PM margdean56
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* Bruce Banner, better known as ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, forces himself not to react to the dangerous situations he finds himself in out of fear of HulkingOut, justified since as the Hulk he's NighInvulnerable so the only thing he's really worried about is [[ApologeticAttacker what's gonna happen to the enemy.]] This trait is carried other to his [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV]] and [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film]] counterparts.

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* Bruce Banner, better known as ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, forces himself not to react to the dangerous situations he finds himself in out of fear of HulkingOut, justified since as the Hulk he's NighInvulnerable so the only thing he's really worried about is [[ApologeticAttacker what's gonna happen to the enemy.]] This trait is carried other over to his [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV]] and [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film]] counterparts.
15th Dec '17 7:30:10 PM chopshop
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* ''ComicBook/MegaMan'': Rock grows increasingly disturbed by how most of the Robot Masters are totally accepting of their place in society as basically slaves, as well as the fact that they'll eventually be forcibly decommissioned. They were programmed to not see themselves as being alive, only lifelike, so they're all totally conditioned to the idea that they have no say in anything. However, hints are dropped that many Masters are starting to [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming Grow Beyond Their Programming]] and defy this.
7th Dec '17 9:29:17 AM MadotsukiInTheNexus
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* The main characters and most of the community in 'Manga/MadeInAbyss''. The value, [[spoiler:both financial and military]], of objects found in the titular EldritchLocation results in the society on its fringes training orphans to mine its shallower depths. The community accepts this, despite the fact that many of the children are orphans ''because'' of the Abyss. By the time children are old enough to reach the deeper layers, they're supposed to be able to deal with the horrors and insanity that exist in the dark below.

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* The main characters and most of the community in 'Manga/MadeInAbyss''.''Manga/MadeInAbyss''. The value, [[spoiler:both financial and military]], of objects found in the titular EldritchLocation results in the society on its fringes training orphans to mine its shallower depths. The community accepts this, despite the fact that many of the children are orphans ''because'' of the Abyss. By the time children are old enough to reach the deeper layers, they're supposed to be able to deal with the horrors and insanity that exist in the dark below.
7th Dec '17 9:27:35 AM MadotsukiInTheNexus
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* The main characters and most of the community in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss''. The value,
[[spoiler:both financial and military]], of objects found in the titular EldritchLocation results in the society on its fringes training orphans to mine its shallower depths. The community accepts this, despite the fact that many of the children are orphans ''because'' of the Abyss. By the time children are old enough to reach the deeper layers, they're supposed to be able to deal with the horrors and insanity that exist in the depths.

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* The main characters and most of the community in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss''. 'Manga/MadeInAbyss''. The value,
value, [[spoiler:both financial and military]], of objects found in the titular EldritchLocation results in the society on its fringes training orphans to mine its shallower depths. The community accepts this, despite the fact that many of the children are orphans ''because'' of the Abyss. By the time children are old enough to reach the deeper layers, they're supposed to be able to deal with the horrors and insanity that exist in the depths.dark below.
7th Dec '17 9:26:07 AM MadotsukiInTheNexus
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* The main characters and most of the community in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss''. The value,
[[spoiler:both financial and military]], of objects found in the titular EldritchLocation results in the society on its fringes training orphans to mine its shallower depths. The community accepts this, despite the fact that many of the children are orphans ''because'' of the Abyss. By the time children are old enough to reach the deeper layers, they're supposed to be able to deal with the horrors and insanity that exist in the depths.
27th Nov '17 2:40:50 PM RacattackForce
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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]].

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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]]. His family and friends also fall into this trope, due to having to cope with every disaster alongside him.



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10th Nov '17 9:54:54 AM MurrayTheBlue
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* This is one of the major themes of ''Series/{{Spartacus: Blood and Sand}}''. The protagonist is made a slave in the first episode, and is slowly conditioned to accept his situation, to the point where he doesn't even bat an eye when used as a SexSlave in a later episode. When he is finally able to break the conditioning, he then has the difficult task of breaking it on the rest of the slaves to get them to rebel. It remains a factor he has to deal with through the rest of the series, as even after freeing themselves, the ex-slaves mostly have no drive other than to kill all Romans, and getting them to see any other goal is monumentally difficult. Even one of Spartacus' closest friends, Agron, admits privately that he has been a soldier and slave for so long that he cannot imagine a life outside of blood and battle.

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* This is one of the major themes of ''Series/{{Spartacus: Blood and Sand}}''.''Series/SpartacusBloodandSand''. The protagonist is made a slave in the first episode, and is slowly conditioned to accept his situation, to the point where he doesn't even bat an eye when used as a SexSlave in a later episode. When he is finally able to break the conditioning, he then has the difficult task of breaking it on the rest of the slaves to get them to rebel. It remains a factor he has to deal with through the rest of the series, as even after freeing themselves, the ex-slaves mostly have no drive other than to kill all Romans, and getting them to see any other goal is monumentally difficult. Even one of Spartacus' closest friends, Agron, admits privately that he has been a soldier and slave for so long that he cannot imagine a life outside of blood and battle.
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