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7th Jun '17 2:19:39 PM Linda58
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* Done in an interesting way for Laurel when she learns she has terminal cancer in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11694635/1/To-Heal-A-Hero To Heal A Hero]]''. Diggle comments that while she has accepted that she's going to die, she's in denial that she's sick and will soon be too sick to be the Black Canary. Oliver ([[SarcasmMode surprise surprise]]) briefly manages to push her into anger, she finally breaks down in grief when she's told she only has 4 months left, and spends the rest of the story fluctuating between hoping the team finds a cure (bargaining) and, as noted above, accepting she's dying but being in denial over how sick she is.
** Her teammates and family also go through this, spending most of their time on grief and bargaining as they desperately look for anything to save her. None of them ever make it to acceptance.
7th Jun '17 2:10:54 PM Linda58
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* Quentin in ''Series/{[Arrow}'' episode "Canary Cry", following [[spoiler:Laurel's]] murder, he is initially in denial when he tries to insists she isn't really dead, jumps to bargaining when he talks to Nyssa about finding a way to bring her back to life, and reaches grief when he finally breaks down. Whether or not he ever makes it to acceptance is debatable.
** Diggle by contrast spends most of the episode firmly locked in ''anger''.
31st May '17 2:48:14 PM HighCrate
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** Rainbow Dash goes through the five stages in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories]]" when she learns of her pet tortoise Tank's impending hibernation for the upcoming winter. Amusingly, her version of the "bargaining" stage involves trying to stop Tank from hibernating by ''stopping winter itself''. As for depression, [[GenreSavvy Fluttershy]] [[InvokedTrope provokes her into crying]] when it's clear she's not going to do it on her own.

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** Rainbow Dash goes through the five stages in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories]]" when she learns of her pet tortoise Tank's impending hibernation for the upcoming winter. Amusingly, her version of the "bargaining" stage involves trying to stop Tank from hibernating by ''stopping winter itself''. As for depression, [[GenreSavvy Fluttershy]] Fluttershy [[InvokedTrope provokes her into crying]] when it's clear she's not going to do it on her own.
14th May '17 11:34:17 AM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is actually a more realistic version of this: different characters seem to be stuck in different stages rather than going through a perfect order. Concerning [[AllLovingHero Steven]]'s MissingMom, [[PosthumousCharacter Rose]], we have [[GoodParents Greg]] mostly settled into Acceptance, with [[MagicalGirlWarrior the Crystal Gems]], being immortal, stuck between depression (mostly [[UnrequitedLoveLastsForever Pearl]]), Denial and Acceptance. A flashback episode shows them in the Denial/Bargaining phase, though, each believing that somehow Steven can be used to bring her back. (He's kind of her {{Reincarnation}}. It's complicated.)
** [[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.
9th May '17 5:54:16 AM ChrisX
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* ''Franchise/BlazBlue'': Even as a doctor, Litchi Faye-Ling goes through all five phases throughout the whole series as a result of losing her boyfriend Lotte Carmine who now becomes the BlobMonster Arakune, an effect of ThereAreNoTherapists in that world.
** Denial: Beginning in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger'', Litchi was at first introduced as already settling in Orient Town as a local doctor, beloved by all and thought that if she just kills Arakune, everything will be over. In the last minute, she realized that this isn't the way and she has to commit on rescuing him.
** Bargaining: In the middle to the end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'', Litchi found out that she contracted a similar corruption like Arakune and her time draws near that she would succumb to the same corruption. However, an unsavory chance was presented to her by someone she's very suspicious at: Hazama of NOL. If she joins his division in NOL, she can get more information to save Arakune and herself. Even if she didn't like it in general, rather than burdening her other friends with her grief, she decided to take the chance and go rogue, joining the obvious bad guys.
** Anger: Hazama proves to be ''really'' nasty and Litchi's time to work in NOL [[ForcedIntoEvil was not enjoyable]], but she still bore through them all throughout ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma''. However, when the good guys turn out to be largely unsympathetic at her, calling her stupid or even warranting arrest on her, Litchi at times tends to snap at her former friends. But she continued on the side of evil, which pits her against the other friends that didn't blame her, from her tone, she looks like she's angry at herself...
** Depression: In ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'', though time tends to get reset, making Litchi go back to square one, she tends to carry her old memories, but she was confronted with AwfulTruth from one to one, starting with how she was not an Entitled and even if she won through the battles, her wish to save Arakune would never be granted into [[spoiler:meeting a lucid Lotte and getting told off that he actually never wanted to be saved, she was just wasting her time. At this point, with nothing else that she had, only the last request of Lotte to kill the body of Arakune, Litchi attempts to slay her target while tears constantly ran through her face, knowing that she will carry the burden of killing a loved one, but she no longer cared.]]
** Acceptance: Thankfully, [[spoiler:Bang knocked her out and realizing her love to Lotte, he decided to take her place in delivering the killing blow to Arakune so she wouldn't be burdened with the grief.]] With that, in the epilogue, [[spoiler:Litchi managed to accept that she has tried everything to her power to save Arakune, and that's all that matters. She then managed to make amends with the Sector Seven and then returned to her clinic permanently, also adopting Platinum the Trinity.]]
16th Apr '17 3:24:57 PM nombretomado
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* Agron can be seen doing this, though in a different order, in ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' and its sequels. After his brother is killed, he jumps to Anger by going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, and stays that way for most of the series. Towards the end of the show he is crucified, and then enters Denial over the state of his injuries. He falls into Depression when he realizes he can't fight, and then does Bargaining when he finds a way to fight anyway. And then [[spoiler:after they lose the war, and Spartacus dies, he reaches acceptance, when he leaves behind his weapons and leads the survivors to safety and freedom.]]

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* Agron can be seen doing this, though in a different order, in ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' and its sequels. After his brother is killed, he jumps to Anger by going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, and stays that way for most of the series. Towards the end of the show he is crucified, and then enters Denial over the state of his injuries. He falls into Depression when he realizes he can't fight, and then does Bargaining when he finds a way to fight anyway. And then [[spoiler:after they lose the war, and Spartacus dies, he reaches acceptance, when he leaves behind his weapons and leads the survivors to safety and freedom.]]
26th Feb '17 12:34:07 PM ectostar
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# [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOO!]] He beat my pocket aces with pocket kings? (Or pocket queens, or pocket deuces, or even seven-two off...)
# You goddamn donk! I'll kill you, and everyone who looks like you!
# I will complain to the poker room. This game was rigged, there's no way this was legit!
# Nah, they'll never believe me. There's nothing I can do. I'm such a loser.
# Oh well, that's poker.
** Some can get stuck in either the anger or bargaining phase for a few hands and make bad decisions. This is commonly known as being "on tilt".

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# ## [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOO!]] He beat my pocket aces with pocket kings? (Or pocket queens, or pocket deuces, or even seven-two off...)
# ## You goddamn donk! I'll kill you, and everyone who looks like you!
# ## I will complain to the poker room. This game was rigged, there's no way this was legit!
# ## Nah, they'll never believe me. There's nothing I can do. I'm such a loser.
# ## Oh well, that's poker.
** *** Some can get stuck in either the anger or bargaining phase for a few hands and make bad decisions. This is commonly known as being "on tilt".



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25th Feb '17 10:15:33 AM KoolKoopaGirl
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Also, these stages tend to apply to all grieving characters, although her work, again, was with those actually dying and not, say, the bereaved; later research suggests that the bereaved typically accept the death right away -- within ''seconds'' of a loved one's passing--and rarely engage in denying the death (if you are not mentally ill in some way, denial is sort of pointless). See also StagesOfMonsterGrief, where formerly human characters adapt to their new condition.

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Also, these stages tend to apply to all grieving characters, although her work, again, was with those actually dying and not, say, the bereaved; later research suggests that the bereaved typically accept the death right away -- within ''seconds'' of a loved one's passing--and rarely engage in denying the death (if you are not mentally ill in some way, denial is sort of pointless). Of course, [[HollywoodPsych in Hollywood]], the stages will likely only be applied to those grieving someone else's death. See also StagesOfMonsterGrief, where formerly human characters adapt to their new condition.
25th Jan '17 7:13:05 PM 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.
* ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'': In "And The Eternal Question", Cassandra goes through this as she deals with her brain tumor hitting the terminal stages.
26th Dec '16 3:13:01 AM SenseiLeRoof
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%%* [[http://solacegame.com/ Solace]].

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%%* * [[http://solacegame.com/ Solace]].Solace]] is a short freeware ShootEmUp with five stages. Each stage corresponds to a stage of grief and attempts to reflect that stage in the gameplay.
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