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10th Dec '17 2:10:35 PM lakingsif
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* In the third episode of ''Series/BlackMirror'' Liam ends up getting drunk after suspecting his wife was flirting with another man. Decides to get the babysitter involved before driving over and attacking the guy.

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* In the [[Recap/BlackMirrorTheEntireHistoryOfYou third episode episode]] of ''Series/BlackMirror'' Liam ends up getting drunk after suspecting his wife was flirting with another man. Decides to get the babysitter involved before driving over and attacking the guy.
8th Dec '17 9:47:50 AM Steven
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* Chris Redfield in recent promotional spots for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' was shown to be drunk when Piers found him. It's implied that his being drunk was because of something that happened several months earlier when someone unleashed a biological weapon on his team, to which he and Piers are the sole survivors.

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* Chris Redfield in''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' is introduced getting himself wasted at a local European bar in recent promotional spots for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' was shown order to be drunk when Piers found him. It's implied that forget the tragic event of him witnessing his whole team being drunk slaughtered by bioweapon monsters and being placed in organic cocoons. Chris was because of something that happened several months earlier when someone unleashed a biological weapon on the only survivor and he feels immensely guilty for not being able to save his team, crew. It takes his subordinate, Piers, to which he get him to face the truth and Piers are the sole survivors.overcome it.
29th Nov '17 3:42:41 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** England and China do this, mourning and sobbing spectacularly about their younger brothers America and Japan, both who had rebelled and separated from them.

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** England and China do this, mourning and sobbing spectacularly about their younger brothers America and Japan, both who had rebelled and separated from them. In the second case, China's mourning is [[MoodWhiplash derailed]] when he finds out that [[ItMakesSenseInContext the panda he was drunkenly ranting to]] was... [[MasterOfDisguise Russia in a disguise.]]



** Izuru Kira and Rangiku Matsumoto are seen drinking after Kira's captain and Rangiku's old friend, Gin Ichimaru, leaves Soul Society with the BigBad, Aizen. Also, Kira does the same with Shuuhei Hisagi, whose captain Kaname Tousen also left, and in the anime the aftermath of their drinking round is a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
** In the manga, he decides to have tea when Rangiku offers it to him.
** He's seen doing it again in the last episode of the anime, but it's now PlayedForLaughs since this happens [[spoiler: because he doesn't approve of Rose as his captain.]] Iba and Yumichika watch over him and are rather peeved.
** The final chapter has a major TearJerker example with Kyouraku and Ukitake, the latter of whom was [[spoiler: killed by HeroicSacrifice in a last ditch effort to protect the Soul King]]. Ukitake's [[spoiler: death]] hits Kyouraku ''hard'' and it's shown after the 10 year time-skip that he visits [[spoiler: his grave]] every day, usually drinking and talking to the stone as if his best friend is still there with him.

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** Izuru Kira and Rangiku Matsumoto are seen drinking after Kira's captain and Rangiku's old friend, Gin Ichimaru, leaves Soul Society with the BigBad, Aizen. Also, Kira later does the same with Shuuhei Hisagi, whose captain Kaname Tousen also left, and left (only in the anime the aftermath of their drinking round is a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
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anime, since in the manga, he decides to have tea when Rangiku offers it to him.
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him). [[RuleOfThree He's seen doing it again again]] in the last episode of the anime, but it's now PlayedForLaughs since this happens [[spoiler: because he doesn't approve of Rose as his captain.]] captain]]; Iba and Yumichika watch over him and are rather comically peeved.
** The final chapter of the manga has a major TearJerker very tragic example with Kyouraku and Ukitake, the latter of whom was [[spoiler: killed by HeroicSacrifice in a last ditch effort to protect the Soul King]]. Ukitake's [[spoiler: death]] hits Kyouraku ''hard'' and it's shown after the 10 year time-skip that he visits [[spoiler: his grave]] every day, [[LibationForTheDead usually drinking and talking to the stone as if his best friend is still there with him.him]].



** Kogoro Mouri is an AlcoholicParent, but he's rarely seen straight-up invoking the trope. It does happen once in a while, however, specially when he's got cases [[ItsPersonal that personally trouble him]]; he does so in a {{filler}} case where it looks like [[spoiler: the sweet girl he once was a tutor for [[BrokenPedestal has become a murderer]] ]] and that sends him into a depressive fit. [[spoiler: For worse, he's right.]]

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** Kogoro Mouri is an AlcoholicParent, but he's rarely seen straight-up invoking the trope. It does happen once in a while, however, specially especially when he's got cases [[ItsPersonal that personally trouble him]]; he does so in a {{filler}} case where it looks like [[spoiler: the sweet girl he once was a tutor for [[BrokenPedestal has become a murderer]] ]] and that sends him into a depressive fit. [[spoiler: For worse, he's right.right ''and'' the poor girl's reasons [[FinancialAbuse are very dramatic]].]]



* Roy Mustang in 2003 anime version of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' frequently goes to get himself drunk at local bars with best friend Maes Hughes. It's seen that he has a tremendous amount of angst over the things he did in Ishval (in this version [[spoiler:he's the one who killed Winry's parents under higher-orders, which back then almost drove him to [[AteHisGun eat his gun]] on the spot)]], and one would assume that he usually gets drunk for that reason.

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* Roy Mustang in 2003 anime version of In the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' series, Roy Mustang frequently goes to get himself drunk at local bars with best friend Maes Hughes. It's seen that he has a tremendous amount of angst over the things he did in Ishval (in this version [[spoiler:he's the one who killed Winry's parents under higher-orders, which back then almost drove him to [[AteHisGun eat his gun]] on the spot)]], spot]]), and one would assume that he usually gets drunk for that reason.



** Before she became the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade is seen several times gambling/getting drunk from sake to get her mind off of having lost her brother Nawaki and boyfriend Dan, who both died horribly and (presumably) painfully.

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** Before she became the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade is seen several times gambling/getting drunk from sake to get her mind off of having lost her brother Nawaki and boyfriend Dan, who both died horribly and (presumably) apparently very painfully.



** Even as an adult, [[spoiler: Doflamingo]] still suffered from nightmares of his hellish childhood, so to cope with it, he drank generous amounts of alcohol.
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', [[spoiler:Prof. Misonoo]] does this in his {{backstory}} when [[spoiler:his first wife left him and she took kid!Takehiko along with her.]] This thing happens in real life too, as recently divorced spouses often respond by drinking in order to forget about the whole thing.

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** Even as an adult, [[spoiler: Doquixote Doflamingo]] still suffered suffers from nightmares of his [[DarkAndTroubledPast hellish childhood, childhood]], so to cope with it, he drank drinks generous amounts of alcohol.
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', [[spoiler:Prof. Misonoo]] does this in his {{backstory}} when [[spoiler:his first wife left him and she took kid!Takehiko their child, Takehiko, along with her.]] This thing happens in real life too, as recently divorced spouses often respond by drinking in order to forget about the whole thing.thing, and in his case it's worse because [[spoiler: according to Japanese family laws, there's a good chance that ''he'd never see his son again, or at least for many years''.]]



** The first one is played straight, and it comes from in the ''R'' season,: Usagi notices that Mamoru has a "new" girlfriend [[spoiler:(he doesn't, but since he believes he cannot be with her, he puts on a JerkAssFacade and pretends that Unazuki is his new girl)]] and she tries to [[ComfortFood drown her sorrows in dumplings]]; when Luna tries to reprimand her, she cries and says she's too depressed to care about getting fat.

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** The first one is played straight, and it comes from in the ''R'' season,: Usagi notices that Mamoru has a "new" girlfriend [[spoiler:(he doesn't, but since he believes he cannot be with her, he puts on a JerkAssFacade and pretends that Unazuki is his new girl)]] [[MistakenForCheating doesn't correct her mistaken impression]])]] and she tries to [[ComfortFood drown her sorrows in dumplings]]; when Luna tries to reprimand her, she cries and says she's too depressed to care about getting fat.



** Roy was this before he met Claudia, which is explained in prequel ''Anime/MacrossZero'' [[spoiler:with the death of his lover in the events of ''Zero'' causing a long segment of depression]].

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** Roy was this before he met Claudia, which is explained in prequel ''Anime/MacrossZero'' [[spoiler:with the death of his lover Iris in the events of ''Zero'' causing a long segment of depression]].



* [[ImmortalImmaturity China]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was [[spoiler: [[TearJerker attacked by his brother Japan]]]] and went to a bar to cry about it... only to have the [[MoodKiller mood killed]] by [[StepfordSmiler Russia]].
22nd Nov '17 2:42:54 PM OlmoJV
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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/OldWest''. The relationship between Rattlesnake Jake and Grace Glossy becomes strained after Jake [[spoiler:kills Grace's estranged husband for bruising her]]. Rango finds Jake in the saloon holding a glass of untouched whiskey. Eventually Jake smashes the glass in his foul mood, saying that he won't allow himself to be destroyed by booze like [[AlcoholicParent his father]] was.

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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/OldWest''. The relationship between Rattlesnake Jake and Grace Glossy becomes strained after Jake [[spoiler:kills Grace's estranged husband for bruising her]]. Rango finds Jake in the saloon holding a glass of untouched whiskey. Eventually Jake smashes the glass in his foul mood, saying that [[IAmNotMyFather he won't allow himself to be destroyed by booze booze]] like [[AlcoholicParent his father]] was.
22nd Nov '17 6:13:55 AM OlmoJV
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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/OldWest''. The relationship between Rattlesnake Jake and Grace Glossy becomes strained after Jake [[spoiler:kills Grace's estranged husband for bruising her]]. Rango finds Jake in the saloon holding a glass of untouched whiskey. Eventually Jake smashes the glass in his foul mood, saying that he won't allow himself to be destroyed by booze like [[AlcoholicParent his father]] was.
18th Nov '17 4:33:34 PM ZimFan89
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* Parodied at one point in ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'', where Tenn goes to a diner to mope over her being demoted to Tak's assistant, drowning her sorrows in soda and doughnuts. Her interactions with the bartender are played as if she's in a bar.
14th Nov '17 8:35:00 AM Pichu-kun
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* Verse two of "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" by TheBeatles:

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* Verse two of "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" by TheBeatles:Music/TheBeatles:



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Probably the only reason Moe's Tavern has stayed in business all these years. With a special nod to an episode where he gives Homer a special drink, specifically made to cause short-term memory loss. Of course, when he can't remember what he's supposed to forget, Homer comes to some pretty wild conclusions.

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Probably the only reason Moe's Tavern has stayed in business all these years. With a special nod to an episode where he gives Homer a special drink, specifically made to cause short-term memory loss. Of course, when he can't remember what he's supposed to forget, Homer comes to some pretty wild conclusions.



* Both parodied and played for drama in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. In the first season, Clay Puppington's alcoholism is less pronounced and played for laughs. But in the later parts of the second season and the entire third season, things take a darker turn.

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* Both parodied and played for drama in ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'':
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In the first season, Clay Puppington's alcoholism is less pronounced and played for laughs. But in the later parts of the second season and the entire third season, things take a darker turn.



* Toki Wartooth does this after his father's death in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', getting hammered numerous times since then. The other band members note on this, with Skwisgaar saying he doesn't want to babysit Toki during Seth's wedding, and everyone being shocked that he's drinking straight vodka in the morning. [[spoiler:Ironically, he knocks out Nathan's assailant with a vodka bottle in the season 2 finale.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'':
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Toki Wartooth does this after his father's death in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', death, getting hammered numerous times since then. The other band members note on this, with Skwisgaar saying he doesn't want to babysit Toki during Seth's wedding, and everyone being shocked that he's drinking straight vodka in the morning. [[spoiler:Ironically, he knocks out Nathan's assailant with a vodka bottle in the season 2 finale.]]



* When Tom gets jilted in the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon "WesternAnimation/BlueCatBlues," he starts drinking. Apparently in this cartoon, milk gets him drunk. His eyes form fuel gauges to register when he's full.

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* When Tom gets jilted in the WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "WesternAnimation/BlueCatBlues," he starts drinking. Apparently in this cartoon, milk gets him drunk. His eyes form fuel gauges to register when he's full.


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* In "Riot's Hope" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', Riot sits around at a party drinking [[FrothyMugsOfWater not-alcohol]] gloomily by himself after learning his mother is sick and being forced to interact with his abusive father.
7th Nov '17 9:21:48 PM Crackalacking
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** Even as an adult, [[spoiler: Doflamingo]] still suffered from nightmares of his hellish childhood, so to cope with it, he drank generous amounts of alcohol.
3rd Nov '17 11:58:14 PM DeepRed
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* Gary Portnoy's theme song from the sitcom Series/{{Cheers}}, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name".
29th Oct '17 12:40:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears'' sees President Creator/WaltDisney drowning his despair in whiskey once it's clear how much damage his reaction to the CivilRightsMovement has done/is going to do.

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* ''Literature/AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears'' sees President Creator/WaltDisney drowning his despair in whiskey once it's clear how much damage his reaction to the CivilRightsMovement UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement has done/is going to do.
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