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3rd Nov '16 4:37:56 PM bt8257
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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 gone past the ExtremeDoormat and StepfordSmiler and become ''nothing.'' '''''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.



Sometimes it's curable, others it's a permanent FateWorseThanDeath. Expect these characters to be the preferred PeoplePuppets for {{Telepath}}s and {{demon|icPossession}}s for being not so much WeakWilled as having ''no will at all.'' Contrast TheSoulless, who are like Empty Shells filled with drive and ambition, and lacking all moral restraint. Compare to {{Soulless Shell}}s, who died and were brought back without their souls.

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Sometimes it's curable, others it's a permanent FateWorseThanDeath. Expect these characters to be the preferred PeoplePuppets for {{Telepath}}s and {{demon|icPossession}}s {{Demon|icPossession}}s for being not so much WeakWilled as having ''no will at all.'' Contrast TheSoulless, who are like Empty Shells filled with drive and ambition, and lacking all moral restraint. Compare to {{Soulless Shell}}s, who died and were brought back without their souls.
3rd Nov '16 4:35:11 PM bt8257
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In RealLife, the closest term for it is probably "catatonic". However, catatonia is as likely to result from the inability to initiate movement as it is from lack of consciousness; the individual could be anything from fully conscious to [[AngstComa nearly comatose]], and [[AndIMustScream you could never tell]].

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In RealLife, the closest term for it is probably "catatonic". However, catatonia is as likely to result from the inability to initiate movement as it is from lack of consciousness; the individual could be anything from fully conscious to [[AngstComa nearly comatose]], and [[AndIMustScream you could never tell]].



Sometimes it's curable, others it's a permanent FateWorseThanDeath. Expect these characters to be the preferred PeoplePuppets for {{Telepath}}s and [[DemonicPossession demons]] for being not so much WeakWilled as having ''no will at all.'' Contrast TheSoulless, who are like Empty Shells filled with drive and ambition, and lacking all moral restraint. Compare to {{Soulless Shell}}s, who died and were brought back without their souls.

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Sometimes it's curable, others it's a permanent FateWorseThanDeath. Expect these characters to be the preferred PeoplePuppets for {{Telepath}}s and [[DemonicPossession demons]] {{demon|icPossession}}s for being not so much WeakWilled as having ''no will at all.'' Contrast TheSoulless, who are like Empty Shells filled with drive and ambition, and lacking all moral restraint. Compare to {{Soulless Shell}}s, who died and were brought back without their souls.
28th Oct '16 12:39:35 PM Romancechina999
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** It's subtly implied throughout the story that aside from being amnesic, Rai barely has any personality, thoughts, trouble with feeling of other people's thoughts and emotions due to implications of a event in his past if [[spoiler: E.E]] is to be believed that destroyed whatever he was before that event happened ala Shirou from VisualNovel/FateStayNight. The fic's main arc is in many ways Rai regaining a sense of self and connection to those around him. The above quote was Rai talking about himself.
23rd Oct '16 5:39:42 AM Blazer
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* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Doomsday]] is nothing but pure animalistic rage and bloodlust. Psychics such as Dubbliex and the Martian Manhunter have tried reading his mind and picked up nothing but that and it's so powerful that Brainiac noted it was hard to keep a GrandTheftMe going with him.
16th Oct '16 5:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''''VideoGame/FireEmblem''



** Canas's brothers from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem Blazing Sword]]'' apparently became this due to incidents with [[DarkIsNotEvil dark magic]].

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** Canas's brothers from ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem Blazing Sword]]'' apparently became this due to incidents with [[DarkIsNotEvil dark magic]].
5th Oct '16 10:16:51 AM Grug
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'': This is Cronos' plan if humans cannot complete Origin's Trial. Their souls will stop being reincarnated and humans will become unthinking, unfeeling creatures farmed by spirits as a source of mana.
16th Sep '16 5:48:15 PM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', Sylvester reaches this point with the help of the Wyvern drug, becoming a more of less blank slate directed by hallucinatory versions of his friends.
12th Sep '16 12:43:37 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]]."
-->'''Narrator''': No one smelled sawdust. As I record this cassette I am looking at that patient, right now. Looking. Right. At. It.
6th Sep '16 9:12:47 AM HeroGal2347
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** Dr. Destiny also ended up like this after overdosing on sleeping medicine and overexposure to the dream machine. In his last appearance in the show, he is lying in Blackgate's hospital, comatose with his eyes open [[IronicNurseryTune and humming "Frere Jaques"]].

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** Dr. Destiny also ended up like this after overdosing on sleeping medicine and overexposure to the dream machine.machine in "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]". In his last appearance in the show, he is lying in Blackgate's hospital, comatose with his eyes open [[IronicNurseryTune and humming "Frere Jaques"]].
7th Aug '16 11:01:53 AM nombretomado
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* Victims of the Anti-Life Equation in TheDCU are turned into this. Forever and ever. And all it takes is to hear the Equation '''''once'''''. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the Life Equation can counter it.]]

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* Victims of the Anti-Life Equation in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU are turned into this. Forever and ever. And all it takes is to hear the Equation '''''once'''''. [[spoiler:Fortunately, the Life Equation can counter it.]]
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