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27th May '16 3:39:05 PM Doug86
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'': Flinx gets over his {{Wangst}} in record time in ''Flinx Transcendent'', the GrandFinale of the series. This after spending the last... oh, six novels moping about how humanity doesn't deserved to be saved, he doesn't want to save it, and how his life sucks because he's a manufactured human rather than a natural one.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'': ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'': Flinx gets over his {{Wangst}} in record time in ''Flinx Transcendent'', the GrandFinale of the series. This after spending the last... oh, six novels moping about how humanity doesn't deserved to be saved, he doesn't want to save it, and how his life sucks because he's a manufactured human rather than a natural one.
19th Mar '16 5:02:13 PM eroock
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* In ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', the encounter with Marnie helps Anna to overcome her deep-seated [[ParentalAbandonment abandonment issues]].
10th Mar '16 12:07:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''. Frank [=McPike=] and Roger Loccoco decide to snap local kingpin Mark Volchek out of his phobia of death by recreating the final scene of his favourite horror movie so it has a happy ending. Mark Volchek refuses to accept this and storms out the door, only to run into someone who he thought [[TroubleEntendre had been killed]] in an earlier episode. Not surprisingly, Volchek faints. He does get better though. Somewhat.

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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''.''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Frank [=McPike=] and Roger Loccoco decide to snap local kingpin Mark Volchek out of his phobia of death by recreating the final scene of his favourite horror movie so it has a happy ending. Mark Volchek refuses to accept this and storms out the door, only to run into someone who he thought [[TroubleEntendre had been killed]] in an earlier episode. Not surprisingly, Volchek faints. He does get better though. Somewhat.



* ''{{Friends}}'': The character's emotional issues - albeit treated in a light-hearted manner - are either consistently present or phased out through CharacterDevelopment. Ross's jealousy and paranoia (caused by his wife cheating on him with another woman), stick around right until the final episode. Monica's insecurity from her emotionally abusive mother improves as she becomes happier with herself after falling in love with Chandler, but she still feels she has to be perfect at everything. Meanwhile Chandler gets over his CommitmentIssues, but it takes a 4 seasons of him realizing he wants a relationship, 6 seasons of Monica supporting him and numerous episodes dedicated to his freak outs to get there.

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* ''{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': The character's emotional issues - albeit treated in a light-hearted manner - are either consistently present or phased out through CharacterDevelopment. Ross's jealousy and paranoia (caused by his wife cheating on him with another woman), stick around right until the final episode. Monica's insecurity from her emotionally abusive mother improves as she becomes happier with herself after falling in love with Chandler, but she still feels she has to be perfect at everything. Meanwhile Chandler gets over his CommitmentIssues, but it takes a 4 seasons of him realizing he wants a relationship, 6 seasons of Monica supporting him and numerous episodes dedicated to his freak outs to get there.



* 'HeadingOut'': PlayedForLaughs with a ditzy spiritualist therapist in Sue Perkins' sitcom ': "But don't worry, because your final session ends in three... two... one... CURED!"
* In ''NYPDBlue'' Detective Diane Russell is convinced to go sort-of undercover, getting close to her old boyfriend who's involved with organized crime. Forcing herself to tolerate uncomfortable sexual advances brings up memories of her being molested by her father, which leads to a tear-filled breakdown. The aversion comes from that later on there are scattered mentions that she sought out professional help afterwards and is going through long-term therapy.

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* 'HeadingOut'': 'Series/HeadingOut'': PlayedForLaughs with a ditzy spiritualist therapist in Sue Perkins' sitcom ': "But don't worry, because your final session ends in three... two... one... CURED!"
* In ''NYPDBlue'' ''Series/NYPDBlue'' Detective Diane Russell is convinced to go sort-of undercover, getting close to her old boyfriend who's involved with organized crime. Forcing herself to tolerate uncomfortable sexual advances brings up memories of her being molested by her father, which leads to a tear-filled breakdown. The aversion comes from that later on there are scattered mentions that she sought out professional help afterwards and is going through long-term therapy.



* ''[[TraumaCenter Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2]]''. After [[spoiler:losing his Healing Touch in the heat of an operation, and being unable to get it back]], Derek [[spoiler:goes back to his first hospital to get help from old friends. Long story short, they push him real hard and he gets it back. StatusQuoIsGod.]]

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* ''[[TraumaCenter ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2]]''. After [[spoiler:losing his Healing Touch in the heat of an operation, and being unable to get it back]], Derek [[spoiler:goes back to his first hospital to get help from old friends. Long story short, they push him real hard and he gets it back. StatusQuoIsGod.]]



* In VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss, Guy has an intense phobia of being touched by women. He eventually recalls the suppressed memory of the incident leading to his phobia and gets a little better, but he's by no means cured. He can temporarily overcome it if, say, one of his female friends is dangling over a cliff and needs someone to pull her back up, but that's it.

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* In VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss, ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Guy has an intense phobia of being touched by women. He eventually recalls the suppressed memory of the incident leading to his phobia and gets a little better, but he's by no means cured. He can temporarily overcome it if, say, one of his female friends is dangling over a cliff and needs someone to pull her back up, but that's it.



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2nd Mar '16 1:52:11 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''Series/{{Apocalypse}} does this to a unsuspecting volunteer named Steven.
2nd Mar '16 1:25:00 AM RAMChYLD
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\n* In ''Film/TheGame'', Conrad (played by Sean Penn) signs his brother and film protagonist Nicholas van Orton (played by Michael Douglas) up for a game that helped bring him back from being bored and disillusioned.
28th Feb '16 12:24:35 PM NothingProductive
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\n* Pleasantly averted in ''{{Literature/Windhaven}}''. Our heroine, learning [[AbusiveParents why]] Val One-Wing is such a prick, decides to do something about it. This "something" amounts to finding him and telling him his own life story. His response is less than enthusiastic.
--> ''"What did you expect me to say, flyer? Did you think I'd embrace you, bed you, sing a song in praise of your understanding? What?"''
25th Feb '16 6:31:26 PM TARINunit9
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', Homer gets an epiphany therapy from an old Eskimo woman, and realizes that he's nothing without his family and therefore must save Springfield to get them back.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'', Homer gets an epiphany therapy from an old Eskimo woman, and realizes that he's nothing without his family and therefore must save Springfield to get them back. Played bizarrely realistically in that this only helps his guilt complex, and even then he doesn't find closure until he's actually helped his family out; meanwhile, [[TheDitz everything else wrong]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold with Homer Simpson]] is still strong in his psyche.
19th Feb '16 8:54:34 PM DarkHunter
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** A minor example with Susan. Her years of hating men were erased by spending one evening [[GenderSwap Gender Swapped]]. She'd been having second thoughts before then and she'd made male friends who, apart from [[ChivalrousPervert Tedd]], were very moral people. That night ended up being the moment she truly accepted people could be cheating jerkasses regardless of gender.

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** A minor example with Susan. Her years of hating men were erased by spending one evening [[GenderSwap Gender Swapped]]. She'd been having second thoughts before then and she'd made male friends who, apart from [[ChivalrousPervert Tedd]], Tedd's ChivalrousPervert tendencies aside, were very moral people. That night ended up being the moment she truly accepted people could be cheating jerkasses regardless of gender.gender.
** In a light-hearted, played for laughs example, one NP story has Sarah deciding that she wants to be less concerned with nudity. Having [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Grace around]] will probably do that. Despite this, she keeps getting deeply embarrassed whenever Grace shows up topless or nude. Grace reassures her by saying that just because you want to stop feeling a certain way, feelings aren't convenient and don't just shut off like that. A cultural taboo which you've been raised with from birth is a very difficult thing to shake off psychologically.
30th Jan '16 3:31:18 PM Andyroid
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* In ''TheSuffering'', it takes Torque the length of the entire game to come to terms with his psychological issues as he slowly figures out [[KarmaMeter what sort of person he is]] and his fragmented past. Oh, and fights a giant monster representing his psychological trauma, because it's just that kind of game. Even ''then'', when the sequel rolls around, it turns out he's not actually cured, and facing the demons of his past causes a relapse. It still doesn't take years, but it's hardly an instant "have an epiphany and you're better" cure.

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* In ''TheSuffering'', ''VideoGame/TheSuffering'', it takes Torque the length of the entire game to come to terms with his psychological issues as he slowly figures out [[KarmaMeter what sort of person he is]] and his fragmented past. Oh, and fights a giant monster representing his psychological trauma, because it's just that kind of game. Even ''then'', when the sequel rolls around, it turns out he's not actually cured, and facing the demons of his past causes a relapse. It still doesn't take years, but it's hardly an instant "have an epiphany and you're better" cure.



* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Crystals Have Power". Jake swears off violence after having a flash-back to a childhood trauma where he accidentally hurt his brother Jerome, only for his dad to tell him "You're going to hurt ''everybody''!" This hampers Jake's attempts to save Finn from some extra-dimensional crystal monsters, until Jake receives a vision of his father explaining what he meant:
-->'''Jake:''' But Dad, you said I'd hurt everybody!\\
'''Jake's Dad:''' Yeah, everybody...\\
'''Jake:''' I dunno, Dad, that doesn't really help me.\\
'''Jake's Dad:''' Everybody who is ''evil'', Jake. Try letting me finish next time, hmm, yeah?"\\
'''Jake:''' Oh. Well I'm over it, then!



* ''TransformersAnimated'': "Thrill of the Hunt" sees ShellShockedVeteran Ratchet sits down for a long talk with Optimus, and the subject was never raised again. Then Transwarped rolls around, more traumatic FlashbackStares ensue, and it is abruptly revealed that everything is ''not'' okay.

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* ''TransformersAnimated'': ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'': "Thrill of the Hunt" sees ShellShockedVeteran Ratchet sits down for a long talk with Optimus, and the subject was never raised again. Then Transwarped rolls around, more traumatic FlashbackStares ensue, and it is abruptly revealed that everything is ''not'' okay.



** during the episode "The Beach", the villains have vented their individual examples of FreudianExcuse and are now feeling much better. So good in fact, that they gleefully trash the house and attack the guests of the cool teens who snubbed them.
*** Interestingly enough, the only one in the group who never actually gets over the problem that gets brought up in the episode is Azula, who seemed to be completely at terms with it. [[spoiler: in the final episodes, it causes her epic VillainousBreakdown.]] Zuko, on the other hand, didn't get over his issues with that situation at the beach either. Uncle Iroh had been working on him for the entire 2 seasons, but he froze before taking the step that would've taken him completely through his HeelFaceTurn. He finally completes it a few episodes later.

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** during During the episode "The Beach", the villains have vented their individual examples of FreudianExcuse and are now feeling much better. So good in fact, that they gleefully trash the house and attack the guests of the cool teens who snubbed them.
*** Interestingly enough, the only one in the group who never actually gets over the problem that gets brought up in the episode is Azula, who seemed to be completely at terms with it. [[spoiler: in In the final episodes, it causes her epic VillainousBreakdown.]] Zuko, on the other hand, didn't get over his issues with that situation at the beach either. Uncle Iroh had been working on him for the entire 2 seasons, but he froze before taking the step that would've taken him completely through his HeelFaceTurn. He finally completes it a few episodes later.
16th Jan '16 10:41:56 PM nombretomado
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* A cartoon from ''TheFarSide'' features a therapist's technique for dealing with the fears of heights, snakes, and the dark...trapping a man in a darkened elevator suspended off a skyscraper roof and full of snakes.


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* A cartoon from ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' features a therapist's technique for dealing with the fears of heights, snakes, and the dark...trapping a man in a darkened elevator suspended off a skyscraper roof and full of snakes.

snakes.



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