History Main / DeusAngstMachina

26th Jun '16 2:32:31 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Mitsuko's backstory in ''Literature/BattleRoyale''.
* A little bit in DresdenFiles. Harry's mother dies in child birth, his father dies when he's 6, he gets adopted(and tutored in magic) by the wizard Justin DuMorne, who -SURPRISE- turns out to be evil, and uses Harry's girlfriend to attempt to mind control him, Harry escapes, accidentally sells his life to a semi-evil faery, kills his adopted father, and presumably his girlfriend at the time, with a massive [[KillItWithFire fire spell]](his specialty), then he gets dragged before the White Council(the UN of Wizards), for breaking the First Law of Magic(Thou Shall Not Kill By Use of Magic), gets sent to live with a 200+ year old wizard(which isn't bad-for a while), then starts a PI business, where he is promptly beaten, brused, burned, clawed, bitten, and generally attacked be various magical beasts, including a few genuine Christian Demons, loses the trust of his best friend, then the woman he loves is half turned into a vampire(the soul-less abomination kind), AND, he happened to start a war between the Vampire Court and the White Council, not to mention that the Council hated him LONG before he started said war.

to:

* %%* Mitsuko's backstory in ''Literature/BattleRoyale''.
* A little bit in DresdenFiles.''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Harry's mother dies in child birth, his father dies when he's 6, he gets adopted(and tutored in magic) by the wizard Justin DuMorne, who -SURPRISE- turns out to be evil, and uses Harry's girlfriend to attempt to mind control him, Harry escapes, accidentally sells his life to a semi-evil faery, kills his adopted father, and presumably his girlfriend at the time, with a massive [[KillItWithFire fire spell]](his specialty), then he gets dragged before the White Council(the UN of Wizards), for breaking the First Law of Magic(Thou Shall Not Kill By Use of Magic), gets sent to live with a 200+ year old wizard(which isn't bad-for a while), then starts a PI business, where he is promptly beaten, brused, burned, clawed, bitten, and generally attacked be various magical beasts, including a few genuine Christian Demons, loses the trust of his best friend, then the woman he loves is half turned into a vampire(the soul-less abomination kind), AND, he happened to start a war between the Vampire Court and the White Council, not to mention that the Council hated him LONG before he started said war.
25th Jun '16 4:49:22 PM lalalei2001
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Battle City Tournament Arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', and its immediate anime {{Filler}} arc, Doma, were seemingly written to break down poor Mai.
** The Doma season was especially bad since Mai [[AesopAmnesia had to learn about]] ThePowerOfFriendship [[AesopAmnesia all over again]].

to:

* The Battle City Tournament Arc of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', and its immediate anime {{Filler}} arc, Doma, were seemingly written to break down poor Mai.
**
Mai. The Doma season was especially bad since Mai [[AesopAmnesia had to learn about]] ThePowerOfFriendship [[AesopAmnesia all over again]].again]].
** The entirety of Ryou Bakura's time onscreen is this in ''every'' continuity. Manga Ryou had to constantly change schools due to Yami Bakura sticking his friends into figurines, his fatherís never around due to work, his mother and sister died when he was younger, he shattered his own soul to stop Yami Bakura and never defied him again afterward, he spent a lot of Duelist Kingdom being coaxed into putting the Ring back on, he spent most of Battle City injured, possessed, unconscious, or dead, he got nudged into retrieving the Ring post-Battle City and building the Shadow RPG diorama, he got excluded from the Memory World so he couldnít help there, and his other friends Bakura captured might still be stuck in their figurines. Toei Ryou was lonely as a child and just wanted friends, which the Ring gave him by trapping their souls in figurines, and he also had memory gaps, getting his hand and chest stabbed, and soul pains before Yami Bakura took over for the first time. He also had to live with the guilt of what his other self did to his friends as well as Yugi and friends. Anime Ryou almost got sent to the card graveyard to win against Bakura, couldnít get rid of the Ring since it magically came back, didnít get to go on any non-manga adapted adventures, Yami Bakura could imitate him so well it fooled everyone, the Battle City fiasco happened, and when he did fight against Yami Bakura in season 5 he ended up possessed anyway. In ''The Darskside of Dimensions'', he's understandably traumatized over everything to the point of not wanting to talk about the Ring at all, but is targeted by Aigami and is nearly killed, then sent to another dimension for the last third of the movie.
10th Jun '16 3:58:30 PM ironballs16
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** DragonBallZAbridged takes this to a very dark conclusion in Future Trunks' timeline.

to:

** DragonBallZAbridged takes this to a [[DrivenToSuicide very dark conclusion conclusion]] in Future Trunks' timeline.
12th May '16 9:54:53 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' - Arguably an example the main character (and again, arguably his/her entire party to an extent) suffers this in that over a ten year span you lose your father, your home, [[SchrodingersGun 'one' of your siblings]] is killed brutally on screen, you're forced into a year of servitude, your other sibling can [[SchrodingersGun die or otherwise be forced, or by their own choice, into ditching you]], your mother dies after finally getting back her childhood home and in a particularly heartwrenching fashion too and finally at the end of it all a partymember and possible love interest sets off a series of events where you are forced to make a gristly decision involving either massacring a series of mostly innocent mages and supporting the KnightsTemplar or becoming an outlaw and possibly losing friends because they just weren't quite loyal enough. Damnit, Hawke just cannot catch a bloody break...or maybe that's the issue, [[IncrediblyLamePun he can.]]

to:

* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' - Arguably an example the main character (and again, arguably his/her entire party to an extent) suffers this in that over a ten year span you lose your father, your home, [[SchrodingersGun 'one' of your siblings]] is killed brutally on screen, you're forced into a year of servitude, your other sibling can [[SchrodingersGun die or otherwise be forced, or by their own choice, into ditching you]], your mother dies after finally getting back her childhood home and in a particularly heartwrenching fashion too and finally at the end of it all a partymember and possible love interest sets off a series of events where you are forced to make a gristly decision involving either massacring a series of mostly innocent mages and supporting the KnightsTemplar KnightTemplar or becoming an outlaw and possibly losing friends because they just weren't quite loyal enough. Damnit, Hawke just cannot catch a bloody break...or maybe that's the issue, [[IncrediblyLamePun he can.]]
12th Apr '16 1:37:54 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The revised ending of Creator/StephenKing's ''TheMist'', in which the main character [[spoiler: kills all the other survivors, including his ten-year-old son, only to run out of bullets when he tries to finish it by killing himself, and tries to get a monster to kill him...just in time for the cavalry to arrive]] -- this in Portland, having come all the way from Bangor [[spoiler:with no sign of fellow survivors]].

to:

* The revised ending of Creator/StephenKing's ''TheMist'', ''Film/TheMist'', in which the main character [[spoiler: kills all the other survivors, including his ten-year-old son, only to run out of bullets when he tries to finish it by killing himself, and tries to get a monster to kill him...just in time for the cavalry to arrive]] -- this in Portland, having come all the way from Bangor [[spoiler:with no sign of fellow survivors]].
7th Apr '16 12:39:40 PM rjd1922
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Parodied in ''{{VideoGame/Fallout2}}'' with a minor NPC (Dave in Vault 13) whose life story is a long sequence of bad things happening to him or his family members each year of his life. The player ends up having no other option than to leave the conversation in disgust. The guy is also found in a location where [[spoiler:everyone ends up being killed]] and the player can't prevent it due to a bug (unless you use a fanmade patch).

to:

* Parodied in ''{{VideoGame/Fallout2}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Fallout 2}}'' with a minor NPC (Dave in Vault 13) whose life story is a long sequence of bad things happening to him or his family members each year of his life. The player ends up having no other option than to leave the conversation in disgust. The guy is also found in a location where [[spoiler:everyone ends up being killed]] and the player can't prevent it due to a bug (unless you use a fanmade patch).
29th Feb '16 2:11:14 PM cdrood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** DragonBallZAbridged takes this to a very dark conclusion in Future Trunks' timeline.
30th Jan '16 10:05:57 AM ShorinBJ
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House was physically abused as a child by a man who turned out to be his non-biological father. As an adult, he lost partial use of his left leg as a result of a blood clot and his spouse Stacy going behind his back to get him the procedure he didn't want. This causes a years-long addiction to Vicodin. House and his wife broke up but when he finally reunites with Stacy, he realizes that he can't make her leave her husband. He's shot by a random assailant in the season 2 finale, where we see House's subconscious chewing him out about refusing happiness for the sake of his job. In season 3 he finds a way to fix his leg, but it's only temporary and he's also hounded by an obsessed cop with a grudge. In season 4 and 5 he has to cope with the guilt over his involvement in the events that led to the death of his best friend Wilson's girlfriend and Wilson refusing to speak to him anymore. He nearly got brain damage while trying to save her too. In season 5 one of his colleagues commits suicide and House struggles to figure out the reason, before he starts having hallucinations, his Vicodin addiction goes out of control, and he has to be hospitalized. His attempt at a relationship with Cuddy in season 7 goes downhill because they secretly make each other miserable, Cuddy later dumps him, he's back on Vicodin, and to top it all off he's a wanted criminal when he flees the country for months after ramming a car into her home out of revenge. In season 8 he's jailed for several months before he's allowed probation if he'll practice medicine regularly. He marries a Russian emigrant to get her a green card, but when he falls in love with her for real it quickly falls apart once she figures out that he kept the confirmation of her naturalization from her out of fear that he'd lose her. Later on, Wilson tells House that he (Wilson) has stage 2 thymoma, forcing House to [[spoiler:ruin his career and fake his own death so he travel the country with Wilson before his best friend dies.]]

to:

* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House was physically abused as a child by a man who turned out to be his non-biological father. As an adult, he lost partial use of his left leg as a result of a blood clot and his spouse girlfriend Stacy going behind his back to get him the procedure he didn't want. This causes a years-long addiction to Vicodin. House and his wife Stacy broke up but when he finally reunites with Stacy, her, he realizes that he can't make her leave her husband. He's shot by a random assailant in the season 2 finale, where we see House's subconscious chewing him out about refusing happiness for the sake of his job. In season 3 he finds a way to fix his leg, but it's only temporary and he's also hounded by an obsessed cop with a grudge. In season 4 and 5 he has to cope with the guilt over his involvement in the events that led to the death of his best friend Wilson's girlfriend and Wilson refusing to speak to him anymore. He nearly got brain damage while trying to save her too. In season 5 one of his colleagues commits suicide and House struggles to figure out the reason, before he starts having hallucinations, his Vicodin addiction goes out of control, and he has to be hospitalized. His attempt at a relationship with Cuddy in season 7 goes downhill because they secretly make each other miserable, Cuddy later dumps him, he's back on Vicodin, and to top it all off he's a wanted criminal when he flees the country for months after ramming a car into her home out of revenge. In season 8 he's jailed for several months before he's allowed probation if he'll practice medicine regularly. He marries a Russian emigrant to get her a green card, but when he falls in love with her for real it quickly falls apart once she figures out that he kept the confirmation of her naturalization from her out of fear that he'd lose her. Later on, Wilson tells House that he (Wilson) has stage 2 thymoma, forcing House to [[spoiler:ruin his career and fake his own death so he travel the country with Wilson before his best friend dies.]]



* Hawkeye -- Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawkeye from ''Series/{{Mash}}''. The writers seemed absolutely determined to do anything they could to break his spirit (going so far, in one episode, as to instill an army point system -- which in real life, hadn't actually been in effect since WWII -- so that Colonel Potter could tell Hawkeye the army had raised the number of points needed to get out of the military), until he's finally nearly beaten in the show's finale [[spoiler: when he unintentionally causes a mother to suffocate her own child]]. I mean, c'mon...

to:

* Hawkeye -- Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawkeye from ''Series/{{Mash}}''.''Series/{{MASH}}''. The writers seemed absolutely determined to do anything they could to break his spirit (going so far, in one episode, as to instill an army point system -- which in real life, hadn't actually been in effect since WWII -- so that Colonel Potter could tell Hawkeye the army had raised the number of points needed to get out of the military), until he's finally nearly beaten in the show's finale [[spoiler: when he unintentionally causes a mother to suffocate her own child]]. I mean, c'mon...
30th Jan '16 9:59:22 AM ShorinBJ
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Blinkin''': I thought it felt a bit drafty. Cor, this never would have happened if your father was alive.

to:

-->'''Blinkin''': I thought it felt a bit drafty. Cor, Ohh...this never would have happened if your father was alive.



-->'''Blinkin''': She died of pneumonia while... oh, you were away...

to:

-->'''Blinkin''': She died of pneumonia while... oh, you were away...away.



-->'''Blinkin''': Oh, isn't it ''great'' to be 'ome, Master Robin?

to:

-->'''Blinkin''': Oh, isn't it ''great'' it's good to be 'ome, home, ain't it, Master Robin?
16th Jan '16 1:52:04 PM AdamC
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/PayItForward'' had a major tragedy befall the main characters in literally the last five minutes of the film purely out of nowhere as a clumsy attempt at poignancy.
This list shows the last 10 events of 114. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DeusAngstMachina