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18th Sep '17 5:01:01 PM Jgamer
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', [[spoiler: Micchy]] goes through this over the course of the series:
** Denial: [[spoiler: He learns the truth about what's happening, particularly Yuya's fate and Yggdrasil's plans, and tries to hide it from everyone else, believing that everyone will be happier [[IgnoranceIsBliss if they don't know the truth]].]]
** Anger: [[spoiler: Once Kouta starts derailing his plans, he starts to blame him for everyone's unhappiness (despite being responsible for it himself) and starts plotting to kill him.]]
** Bargaining: [[spoiler: Once his plans start falling apart even more, he starts bargaining with villains such as Redyue and Ryoma, who really shouldn't be trusted, culminating in leaving Mai in Ryoma's care, and using the deadly Yomotsuheguri Lockseed against Kouta.]]
** Depression: [[spoiler: After Kouta sacrifices himself to save him from the Yomotsuheguri, and Ryoma predictably backstabs Micchy and kills Mai's physical body for the Forbidden Fruit, he realizes that all his attempts to keep what he had were for naught and enters a depressive breakdown for the rest of the series.]]
** Acceptance: [[spoiler: During epilogue episode, he finally snaps out of his depressive funk in order to fight against a lingering threat, making peace with Kouta and resolving to properly atone for his actions.]]
29th Aug '17 6:07:53 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/PeopleOfEarth'' plays this for laughs in Episode 3, when [[HumanAliens Don]] learns of [[spoiler: [[TheReptilians Kurt's]] death]], as he goes through the whole process in about 30 seconds. And judging by [[TheGreys Jeff's]] reaction, this is pretty regular coming from him.

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* ''Series/PeopleOfEarth'' plays this ''Series/PeopleOfEarth'':
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for laughs in Episode 3, when [[HumanAliens Don]] learns of [[spoiler: [[TheReptilians Kurt's]] death]], as he goes through the whole process in about 30 seconds. And judging by [[TheGreys Jeff's]] reaction, this is pretty regular coming from him.him.
** After [[spoiler:Ozzie's death in the middle of Season 2]], Gina spends most of the next episode in denial, before, as seems to be typical for her, erupting into a rage of combined anger, bargaining, and depression [[spoiler:when Ozzie's fish Abraham, which she's been carrying around with her the whole time, dies in her arms (Well, in his bowl, which is in her arms at the time).]] By the end of the episode, she's moved on enough that she's planning to go back to being a professional therapist.
29th Aug '17 1:41:32 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker also goes through the stages in a matter of seconds in the miniseries ''[[ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh The Last Laugh]]'', after he becomes convinced he has a fatal tumor. However, this is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], as someone almost immediately points out that no one ''really'' goes through the stages that fast, and therefore, the Joker must have been acting. In reality, he is all but accepting of his perceived fate.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker also goes through the stages in a matter of seconds in the miniseries ''[[ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh The Last Laugh]]'', after he becomes convinced he has a fatal tumor. However, this is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], as someone almost immediately points out that no one ''really'' goes through the stages that fast, and therefore, the Joker must have been acting. In reality, he is all but accepting of his perceived fate.
19th Aug '17 5:36:57 AM moto12
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* In the pilot episode to ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom,'' Frank and Len believe that Ruby is dying and each time they talk to her, they think that she is going through these stages.
18th Aug '17 3:20:59 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In a Donald Duck-story where [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge]] loses all his money in a tornado, he starts going through this, with the nephews lamp-shading: 'Now he's going through the five stages of loss'. Scrooge goes through denial, (no, the money can't be gone!) anger, (*cursing the tornado*) bargaining, (please, please give me my money back!) despair (*crying*), but just as the nephews says that the final stage is acceptance, Scrooge goes straight back denial, that the money is not lost forever, and that he will find them again. [[spoiler:He was right. The story, however, was so full of unlikely events Creator/DonRosa decided to disregard it while working on Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck]].

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* In a Donald Duck-story where [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge]] loses all his money in a tornado, he starts going through this, with the nephews lamp-shading: 'Now with Huey, Dewey and Louie lamp-shading along: "Now he's going through the five stages of loss'. loss". Scrooge goes through denial, (no, ("no, the money can't be gone!) gone!") anger, (*cursing (cursing the tornado*) tornado) bargaining, (please, ("please, please give me my money back!) back!") despair (*crying*), (crying), but just as the nephews says that the final stage is acceptance, Scrooge goes straight back to denial, stating that the money is not lost forever, and that he will find them again. [[spoiler:He was right. The story, however, was so full of unlikely events Creator/DonRosa decided to disregard it while working on Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck]].again.
13th Aug '17 4:32:44 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', Sam Hanna's car [[ICallItVera Charlene]] is stolen. Callen keeps track of the five stages as they come.
5th Aug '17 1:37:56 PM Clockwork_Lemon
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* One of the later episodes of ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' has Fargo take an experimental drug in order to get through the five stages of grief [[spoiler: his girlfriend Holly's death]] at an accelerated rate in order to move on. The drug, however, not only accelerates the process but [[UpToEleven exaggerates each stage to a ridiculous degree,]] so much so that he's taken off of the treatment to processes his emotions normally.
5th Aug '17 10:59:24 AM MyFinalEdits
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* [[http://majorasmask.tumblr.com/post/22087414097/the-five-stages-of-grief-clock-town-is-denial Here's]] an interesting argument that the five main areas in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' match up to the five stages:
** The HubLevel, Clock Town, is denial - everyone can see the moon is falling, but no-one can actually deal with it. Also an example of ElephantInTheLivingRoom.
** Woodfall, most particularly Southern Swamp and Deku Palace, is anger: The royal family is in search for a scapegoat due to the disappearance of the Deku Princess, and said scapegoat was actually ''helping'' the Princess before her capture. There's also the tourist guide blaming his son Tingle for his childish behavior, despite that happening because of his lack of family attention.
** Snowhead is bargaining: HoldingOutForAHero, specifically Darmani begging Link to solve the problem of the region's climate since Darmani himself died in the attempt.
** Great Bay is depression: Lulu laments the loss of her eggs, Mikau laments having been unable to retrieve them, and the Fisherman laments that the murky water rendered fishing impossible.
** Ikana Valley is acceptance, because almost everyone there is already dead anyway, and is only waiting for one like Link to ease their regrets and lift the curse that originates from Stone Tower.
** The theory also suggests that Link himself goes through the five stages of grief due to his self-exile that resulted from his friend Navi having bid him farewell (and according to Hyrule Historia and the confirmation that he eventually became the Hero's Shade in ''Twilight Princess'', he is unable to reach the stage of acceptance until that very game, after his descendant learns all of the Hidden Skills).
** Word of God has commented on the 5 stages theory and has said that while each region displayed different emotions, it was not focused on mainly just one theme. Therefore, the 5 stage theory is merely a conjecture or a fan interpretation and only half true.
5th Aug '17 12:20:39 AM KingArgorok
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**Word of God has commented on the 5 stages theory and has said that while each region displayed different emotions, it was not focused on mainly just one theme. Therefore, the 5 stage theory is merely a conjecture or a fan interpretation and only half true.
25th Jul '17 7:06:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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** [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes The villains]] are actually going through this too, for [[spoiler:[[PredecessorVillain Pink Diamond]]]]. [[ALighterShadeOfBlack Blue Diamond]] seems to be stuck in Depression [[ExcessiveMourning for thousands of years]] (though she may have been in Anger back during "The Answer"); [[InsaneAdmiral Yellow Diamond]], however, is trapped between Denial and Anger, wanting to destroy everything associated with the deceased in order to forget her. [[spoiler: Though given the recent revelations, it's possible that one of the Diamonds (either Yellow or possibly White) might've killed her.]]

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** [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes The villains]] are actually going through this too, for [[spoiler:[[PredecessorVillain Pink Diamond]]]]. [[ALighterShadeOfBlack Blue Diamond]] seems to be stuck in Depression [[ExcessiveMourning for thousands of years]] (though she may have been in Anger back during "The Answer"); [[InsaneAdmiral Yellow Diamond]], however, is trapped between Denial and Anger, wanting to destroy everything associated with the deceased in order to forget her. [[spoiler: Though given the recent revelations, it's possible that one of the Diamonds (either Yellow or possibly White) might've killed her.]]
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