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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.
27th Apr '17 1:25:30 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[spoiler:Drogo ends up like this after Mirri heals him using BloodMagic. After being convinced he won't recover, Daenerys suffocates him]].
* Scott Tyler in ''ThePowerOfFive'' is one of these at the end of Nightrise. Probably understandable, considering he spent most of the book being tortured, both physically and mentally.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' [[spoiler:Drogo ends up like this after Mirri heals him using BloodMagic. After being convinced he won't recover, [[MercyKill Daenerys suffocates him]].
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* Scott Tyler in ''ThePowerOfFive'' ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' is one of these at the end of Nightrise.''Nightrise''. Probably understandable, considering he spent most of the book being tortured, both physically and mentally.
27th Apr '17 1:22:54 AM Dravencour
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* He may be one of the most iconic characters in history, but believe it or not, DarthWiki/DarthVader of ''Franchise/StarWars'' fame is nothing more than an emotionless EmptyShell at the end of the day. After being burned alive, confined to a limiting and outdated life support suit, and manipulated by Emperor Palpatine for years, the man who was once Anakin Skywalker is ultimately just the Emperor's most obedient slave.

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* He may be one of the most iconic characters in history, but believe it or not, DarthWiki/DarthVader of ''Franchise/StarWars'' fame is nothing more than an emotionless EmptyShell at the end of the day. After being burned alive, confined to a limiting and outdated life support suit, and manipulated by Emperor Palpatine for years, the man who was once Anakin Skywalker is ultimately just the Emperor's most obedient slave. [[spoiler:Until ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', when his son Luke helps him recover at least a part of who he once was, enabling him to turn on his master and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath die with some measure of redemption]]]].



* The ultimate fate of [[spoiler:the protagonists]] in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. The Ministry of Love mass-manufactures such people.

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* The ultimate fate of [[spoiler:the protagonists]] [[spoiler:Winston and Julia]] in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. The Ministry of Love mass-manufactures such people.
23rd Apr '17 2:46:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
23rd Apr '17 10:11:42 AM nombretomado
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* The end result of being a Zuul captive in ''SwordOfTheStars''. The Zuul systematically MindRape their victims with their PsychicPowers, ripping their knowledge, memories, thoughts, and eventually their very identities from the victims' minds and leaving them catatonic husks. Even partial exposure is often enough to cause either this trope or simply turning into a gibbering wreck with all of their memories and knowledge jumbled up and full of holes.

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* The end result of being a Zuul captive in ''SwordOfTheStars''.''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. The Zuul systematically MindRape their victims with their PsychicPowers, ripping their knowledge, memories, thoughts, and eventually their very identities from the victims' minds and leaving them catatonic husks. Even partial exposure is often enough to cause either this trope or simply turning into a gibbering wreck with all of their memories and knowledge jumbled up and full of holes.
25th Mar '17 6:18:31 PM nombretomado
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* At some points, [[spoiler:Nessiah]] has been like this in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha''. It's not the straightest example, as the state was intentionally induced through a heavy cocktail of sedatives; the idea being that his massive mental trauma can only be repaired by slowly nursing him back to sanity as the drugs wear off.

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* At some points, [[spoiler:Nessiah]] has been like this in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha''.''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha''. It's not the straightest example, as the state was intentionally induced through a heavy cocktail of sedatives; the idea being that his massive mental trauma can only be repaired by slowly nursing him back to sanity as the drugs wear off.
18th Mar '17 5:10:37 AM neckpeck
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This character is...barely a character. For a variety of reasons, he or she has gone past the ExtremeDoormat and StepfordSmiler and become '''''nothing'''''. They aren't pushovers 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 him or her alive and human is gone.

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This character is...barely a character. For a variety of reasons, he or she has they have gone past the ExtremeDoormat and StepfordSmiler and become '''''nothing'''''. They aren't pushovers 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 him or her them alive and human is gone.
18th Mar '17 3:10:13 AM Rorosilky5
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* As mentioned in the page quote, [[spoiler: Magolor]] in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland'' seems to degrade into this when he's destroyed in his first form, only to be brought back to life by the Master Crown as a shadow of his former self to serve as its body.
** [[spoiler: Sectonia Soul]] in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is similarly described as a pitiful husk that's lost all sight of what it used to be, existing only as a mindless destroyer that needs to be put out of its misery.
** [[spoiler: Marx Soul]] was a BonusBoss added to ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar [[UpdatedRerelease Deluxe]]'' whose only motive is revenge against Kirby. Sensing a pattern here?

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* As mentioned in the page quote, [[spoiler: Magolor]] in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland'' ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' seems to degrade into this when he's destroyed in his first form, only to be brought back to life by the Master Crown as a shadow of his former self to serve as its body.
** [[spoiler: Sectonia Soul]] [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia]] in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is similarly described as a pitiful husk that's lost all sight of what it used to be, existing only as a mindless destroyer that needs to be put out of its misery.
** [[spoiler: Marx Soul]] was a BonusBoss added to ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar [[UpdatedRerelease Deluxe]]'' Ultra]]'' whose only motive is revenge against Kirby. Sensing a pattern here?
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