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8th Oct '17 9:32:26 PM PaulA
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* In the Creator/LarryNiven story ''The Defenseless Dead'', a brother and sister were kidnapped by organleggers. When they were released, the sister couldn't speak because of psychological trauma inflicted by the kidnappers.

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* In the Creator/LarryNiven story ''The Defenseless Dead'', part of the the Literautre/KnownSpace series, a brother and sister were kidnapped by organleggers. When they were released, the sister couldn't speak because of psychological trauma inflicted by the kidnappers.
13th Sep '17 7:34:10 PM DaggerQuill
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* Autistic individuals sometimes have this happen to them as a reaction to being overwhelmed, experiencing [[SensoryOverload sensory overload,]] or facing extreme stress, as well as other reasons; although in this case it would be called going nonverbal.
9th Sep '17 11:39:46 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Lulu is so distraught over the theft of the eggs she laid that she is largely unable to speak or sing. Due to her being the lead singer of the Indigo-Gos, this required the band to cancel their scheduled performances. Summoning the Turtle with the New Wave Bossa Nova is enough to snap her out of it.
24th Jun '17 2:48:29 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': In the first side story, Kurodōji suffers from a case of this after a certain traumatic event, which greatly concerns his friend Shirodōji who tries to help him recover. Kurodōji eventually slowly regains his speech ability again, but only then, it is barely a whisper.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': In the first side story, Kurodōji suffers from a case of this after a certain traumatic event, which greatly concerns his friend Shirodōji [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Shirodōji]] who tries to help him recover. Kurodōji eventually slowly regains his speech ability again, but only then, it is barely a whisper.
3rd Jun '17 8:42:48 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': In the first side story, Kurodōji suffers from a case of this after a certain traumatic event, which greatly concerns his friend Shirodōji who tries to help him recover. Kurodōji eventually slowly regains his speech ability again, but only then, it is barely a whisper.
-->'''Kurodōji:''' Shi… Shiro… dō… ji…
11th Apr '17 5:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* Max in ''ShiningForce'' and its remake ''Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon''

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* Max in ''ShiningForce'' ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' and its remake ''Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon''
8th Apr '17 12:31:50 PM Skylentt
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* In ''Manga/DgrayMan'' The protagonist suffers this after the trauma of bringing back to life and killing his foster father. But when he starts to talk again, the person who took him in charge is shocked to discover Allen now talks exactly like the lhe deceased foster father.
25th Mar '17 6:18:21 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Nessiah]] lost all of his functionality and wound up an EmptyShell for quite some time as part of the long process of recovering his health and sanity in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha''. Although he's been improving steadily, his ability to speak has been the last to return. As of this writing, he's in speech therapy.
* Uwe Boll's ''[[Film/{{AloneInTheDark2005}} Alone in the Dark]]'' traumatized WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic enough that he had to review the movie through a text-to-speech program on his laptop. Since he didn't want the whole review to go like that, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] [[{{Crossover}} volunteered to help him]].

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* [[spoiler:Nessiah]] lost all of his functionality and wound up an EmptyShell for quite some time as part of the long process of recovering his health and sanity in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha''.''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha''. Although he's been improving steadily, his ability to speak has been the last to return. As of this writing, he's in speech therapy.
* Uwe Boll's ''[[Film/{{AloneInTheDark2005}} Alone ''Film/{{Alone in the Dark]]'' Dark|2005}}'' traumatized WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic enough that he had to review the movie through a text-to-speech program on his laptop. Since he didn't want the whole review to go like that, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] [[{{Crossover}} volunteered to help him]].
27th Feb '17 6:14:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Misato from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after surviving the Second Impact and seeing her dad getting killed by an Angel as a young teenager, spent many months like this. When they're in college years later Ritsuko speculates that Misato talks so much to make up for lost time.

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* Misato from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after surviving the Second Impact and seeing her dad getting killed by an Angel as a young teenager, spent many months at least a couple of years like this. When they're in college years later Ritsuko notices that Misato is quite the MotorMouth and speculates that Misato she talks so much to make up for lost time.
25th Feb '17 5:45:36 PM Katsuhagi
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* Misato from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after surviving the Second Impact and seeing her dad getting killed by an Angel, spent many months like this. When they're in college Ritsuko speculates that Misato talks so much to make up for lost time.

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* Misato from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after surviving the Second Impact and seeing her dad getting killed by an Angel, Angel as a young teenager, spent many months like this. When they're in college years later Ritsuko speculates that Misato talks so much to make up for lost time.
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