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12th Dec '17 9:08:00 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Gravemoss is driven mad (well, ''madder'') thanks to long term exposure to [[ArtefactOfDoom the Darkhold.]] EvilIsNotAToy.
** In the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', Harry is finally driven to the brink of insanity after a ''brutal'' TraumaCongaLine at the hands of the Red Room, who [[spoiler: tortured him and turned his BlankSlate body into the new and improved version of the Winter Soldier]]. The result? He becomes [[spoiler: the Dark Phoenix]], and is only ''barely'' talked down.
9th Nov '17 11:55:38 AM BeerBaron
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* This is [[MadGod Sheogorath's]] whole schtick in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', as Daedric Prince of Madness. He delights in driving mortals to madness.

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* This In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, finding inventive ways to drive people to complete madness is within the realm of Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Sheogorath's]] whole schtick in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Madness]]. He even considers it ''[[MadHatter a blessing]]'':
--> '''Sheogorath''': ''"Madness is a bitter mercy, perhaps, but a mercy nonetheless. It is better to be seen
as Daedric Prince of Madness. He delights in driving mortals to madness.mad than hopelessly despondent."''
19th Oct '17 7:58:50 AM WillBGood
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** According to the "65th Anniversary" episode, the in-universe creator of the Warners had such a CreatorsBreakdown that after so much stress and lack of sleep, ran off in LaughingMad fit.

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** According to the "65th Anniversary" episode, the in-universe creator of the Warners had such a CreatorsBreakdown CreatorBreakdown that after so much stress and lack of sleep, he ran off in LaughingMad fit.LaughingMad.
19th Oct '17 7:57:59 AM WillBGood
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* In the play ''Gaslight'' (and the two film versions of the play) the husband plays tricks on his wife in order to convince her shes going crazy. The term {{Gaslighting}} was coined after the film for this kind of action.

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* In the play ''Gaslight'' (and the two film versions of the play) the husband plays tricks on his wife in order to convince her shes she's going crazy. The term {{Gaslighting}} was coined after the film for this kind of action.It became a TropeNamer.



* ''VideoGame/TheWedding'': Jack begins to become insane and mentally instable, the longer the portal in his basement is open. Lack of sleep was part of the reason why the demons and monsters roaming his house made it easier for him to go insane. His notes also indicate that his wife apparently summoned some extra demons, specifically to terrify him, but [[UnreliableNarrator exactly how accurate that is, given Jack's mental state when writing that part]]...

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* ''VideoGame/TheWedding'': Jack begins to become insane and mentally instable, unstable, the longer the portal in his basement is open. Lack of sleep was part of the reason why the demons and monsters roaming his house made it easier for him to go insane. His notes also indicate that his wife apparently summoned some extra demons, specifically to terrify him, but [[UnreliableNarrator exactly how accurate that is, given Jack's mental state when writing that part]]...
19th Oct '17 7:56:47 AM WillBGood
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* In the play ''Gas Light'' (and the two film versions of the play) the husband plays tricks on his wife in order to convince her shes going crazy. The term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting Gaslighting]] was coined after the film for this kind of action.

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* In the play ''Gas Light'' ''Gaslight'' (and the two film versions of the play) the husband plays tricks on his wife in order to convince her shes going crazy. The term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting Gaslighting]] {{Gaslighting}} was coined after the film for this kind of action.
19th Oct '17 7:54:19 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Has Pvt. "Gommer Pyle" who is target by [[DrillSergeantNasty Gunnery Sgt. Hartman]] because he can't keep up with the other recruits. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] when [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Gunnery Sgt. Hartman decides to punish everyone whenever "Pyle" messes up.]] It comes to a head when [[EtTuBrute Joker joins the other recruits in blanket party]] and Pyle actually improves in his training, but Joker becomes concerned when [[MadnessMantra he starts to talk to his rifle]] and becomes more and more disconnected from reality. It all ends when [[spoiler: in their final night before deployment, Pyle recites the rifleman creed at the top of his lungs, [[TheDogBitesBack and shoots Sgt. Hartman, after Hartman delivers one more insult too many.]] [[AteHisGun Pyle then turns the rifle on himself.]]]]

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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Has ''Film/FullMetalJacket'': Pvt. "Gommer Pyle" who "Gomer" Pyle is target targeted by [[DrillSergeantNasty Gunnery Sgt. Hartman]] because he can't keep up with the other recruits. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] when [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Gunnery Sgt. Hartman decides to punish everyone whenever "Pyle" Pyle messes up.]] It comes to a head when [[EtTuBrute Joker joins the other recruits in blanket party]] and Pyle actually improves in his training, but Joker becomes concerned when [[MadnessMantra he starts to talk to his rifle]] and becomes more and more disconnected from reality. It all ends when [[spoiler: in their final night before deployment, Pyle recites the rifleman creed at the top of his lungs, [[TheDogBitesBack and shoots Sgt. Hartman, after Hartman delivers one more insult too many.]] [[AteHisGun Pyle then turns the rifle on himself.]]]]
18th Oct '17 7:00:26 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'', players can actually [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential do this to their enemies]] with the use of their "[[MindRape shaming]]" ability which makes orcs drop in level and if used enough times, it will make them permanantly deranged. When used against [[spoiler:Brûz the Chopper]] in the story mode, he becomes a sobbing wreck that repeats his MadnessMantra endlessly, while other orcs are only capable of saying a few broken words between screaming and gnarling.
12th Oct '17 6:21:14 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Has Pvt. "Gommer Pyle" who is target by [[DrillSergeantNasty Gunnery Sgt. Heartman]] because he can't keep up with the other recruits. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] when [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Gunnery Sgt. Heartman decides to punish everyone whenever "Pyle" messes up.]] It comes to a head when [[EtTuBrute Joker joins the other recruits in blanket party]] and Pyle actually improves in his training, but Joker becomes concerned when [[MadnessMantra he starts to talk to his rifle]] and becomes more and more disconnected from reality. It all ends when [[spoiler: in their final night before deployment, Pyle recites the rifleman creed at the top of his lungs, [[TheDogBitesBack and shoots Sgt. Heartman, after Heartman delivers one more insult.]] [[AteHisGun Pyle then turns the rifle on himself.]]]]

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* ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' Has Pvt. "Gommer Pyle" who is target by [[DrillSergeantNasty Gunnery Sgt. Heartman]] Hartman]] because he can't keep up with the other recruits. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] when [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Gunnery Sgt. Heartman Hartman decides to punish everyone whenever "Pyle" messes up.]] It comes to a head when [[EtTuBrute Joker joins the other recruits in blanket party]] and Pyle actually improves in his training, but Joker becomes concerned when [[MadnessMantra he starts to talk to his rifle]] and becomes more and more disconnected from reality. It all ends when [[spoiler: in their final night before deployment, Pyle recites the rifleman creed at the top of his lungs, [[TheDogBitesBack and shoots Sgt. Heartman, Hartman, after Heartman Hartman delivers one more insult.insult too many.]] [[AteHisGun Pyle then turns the rifle on himself.]]]]
3rd Oct '17 9:43:00 PM foxley
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* As things become gradually worse for the group in ''Film/VeryBadThings'', Boyd gradually ends up losing his sanity. At the very end of the film, [[spoiler:Laura]] suffers a complete mental breakdown and runs screaming into the middle of the street.
30th Aug '17 8:59:38 AM XenMon2
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Joker does this to Detective Bennett in what's more or less an adaptation of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. Unlike its inspiration, this story has Joker actually succeed and turn Bennett into a supervillain.
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