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10th Sep '17 7:26:39 PM Aiguille
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* In Cassette #5 of ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'' TheNarrator warns of the fate of an intractably violent patient at a research hospital, eventually sent to the Extensive Studies Lab to undergo "[[{{Lobotomy}} carpentry]]."

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* In Cassette #5 "Cassette #5: Focus, Nose" of ''Podcast/WithinTheWires'' TheNarrator warns of the fate of an intractably violent patient at a research hospital, eventually sent to the Extensive Studies Lab to undergo "[[{{Lobotomy}} carpentry]]."
31st Aug '17 7:44:09 AM TTFan
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--> ''Dr. Sam Loomis:'' I met him, 15 years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no, uh, conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.]] I met this...six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and [[BlackEyesOfEvil the blackest eyes...the devil's eyes.]] I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... '''''evil'''''.

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--> ''Dr. '''Dr. Sam Loomis:'' Loomis:''' I met him, 15 years ago; [[TheSoulless I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no, uh, conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong.]] I met this...six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and [[BlackEyesOfEvil the blackest eyes...the devil's eyes.]] I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... '''''evil'''''.
22nd Aug '17 2:39:34 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''[[Fanfic/ChildOftheStorm Ghosts of the Past]]'', the Red Room tries to turn [[spoiler: Harry]] into this with the aid of [[spoiler: Maddie]] after their attempts at brainwashing him fail, intending to erase everything that makes him who he is and program what is explicitly described as an empty shell. It succeeds, leaving only muscle memory and a few vague memory fragments behind. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that Maddie removed Harry's mind and hid it in a MacGuffin, planning to restore his mind as soon as she got a spare moment. This didn't go quite as planned.]]
9th Aug '17 11:06:08 AM I_Jedi
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** In ''VideoGame/TheJediMasters'', the D'arth Syyth tried to possess many people it captured. Most of these people became screamers, who Revan describes to be this trope; they are only kept functioning by the D'arth Syyth and the Dark Side.
2nd Aug '17 10:35:32 AM Grudgeal
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* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'': After spending most of his childhood pillaging with the man who killed his father, hoping one day to get the chance to kill him himself, Thorfinn can only watch [[spoiler:as Askeladd is killed by someone else.]] Thorfinn is then sold into slavery and having lost the only purpose in his life, he becomes this. He eventually snaps out of it, but it takes a while.
19th Jul '17 1:37:42 PM Dimensio
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* ''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain]]'' features a minor villain known as Elzevir the Dollmaker who has stolen the soul of a local king's daughter and reduced her to this state. Kain must reclaim her soul and restore her in order to win the king's favor.
11th Jul '17 4:08:59 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', this happens [[spoiler:''en masse'' right after rejecting the Law and Chaos endings, during a party to celebrate Merkabah's and Lucifer's defeats, after Shesha's power grows to the point where it can reap souls without having to devour the bodies they host]]. The bodies of victims fall into catatonia and remain so [[spoiler:unless you pursue the Bonds/Peace route and have Dagda bring the captured souls back to their respective bodies]].
2nd Jun '17 1:17:13 PM FGHIK
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** This was what apparently happened to Gorilla Grodd in his first appearance after Flash "crossed a few wires" in his mind control helmet and tricked him into using it. This fried his brain and turns him into a brain dead vegetable. But Grodd not only recovered from this, but no longer needed the helmet to control minds.

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** This was what apparently happened to Gorilla Grodd in his first appearance after Flash "crossed a few wires" in his mind control helmet and tricked him into using it. This fried his brain and turns him into a brain dead vegetable. But Grodd not only recovered from this, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero but no longer needed the helmet to control minds.minds]].
2nd Jun '17 1:34:50 AM bt8257
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This character is...barely a character. For a variety of reasons, they have gone past the ExtremeDoormat and StepfordSmiler and become '''''nothing'''''. They aren't a pushover or empty of real personality, they are completely dead inside. They are this side of a ConvenientComa because there is still something there...they move, talk, eat, sleep, but they have no drive, ambition, or capacity for emotion. Basically, the body is an active biochemical machine, but the part that made them alive and human is gone.

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This character is...barely a character. For a variety of many reasons, they have they've gone past the ExtremeDoormat and StepfordSmiler and become '''''nothing'''''. They aren't a pushover or empty of real personality, they are completely dead inside. They are this side of a ConvenientComa because there is still something there...they move, talk, eat, sleep, but they have no drive, ambition, or capacity for emotion. Basically, the body is an active biochemical machine, but the part that made them alive and human is gone.
26th May '17 7:51:47 PM GordyTepig
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhARCV'': Pre-CharacterDevelopment Reira was adopted by Himika Akaba ''because'' they were an EmptyShell. Reira was from a war-torn country, and lost any sense of individuality, will or feeling as a survival mechanism. Himika wanted to exploit this to make them a ChildSoldier to fight [[BigBad Academia]]. This is also reflected in their deck: their cards are based on cameras and film, and copy whatever the opponent uses to fight.
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