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** Is that supposed to be a ShoutOut to Music/KingCrimson's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Court_of_the_Crimson_King#/media/File:In_the_Court_of_the_Crimson_King_-_40th_Anniversary_Box_Set_-_Front_cover.jpeg In the Court of the Crimson King?]]



* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima, coming home at the end of a particular traumatic day, finds her beloved pet fish dead, and loses control for a moment, trashing her apartment. The trauma was because of a rape scene, which [[MIndScrew may or may not have]] become genuine, as her screams got more and more convincing. She, as well as Rumi have numerous moments where they Freak Out throughout the rest of the movie.

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* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima, coming home at the end of a particular particularly traumatic day, finds her beloved pet fish dead, dead and loses control for a moment, trashing her apartment. The trauma was because of a rape scene, which [[MIndScrew [[MindScrew may or may not have]] become genuine, as her screams got more and more convincing. She, as well as Rumi have numerous moments where they Freak Out throughout This is just the rest first FreakOut of the movie.many.



** Hikari had one, also when she returned to the black ocean, that she needed to be slapped out of it in a very GetAHoldOfYourselfMan moment.

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** Hikari had one, one also when she returned to the black ocean, that she ocean. She needed to be slapped out of it in a very GetAHoldOfYourselfMan moment.



* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Roberta is a [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]] [[{{Meido}} maid]] by profession, but actually a retired FARC guerrilla with extensive knowledge in weaponry, combat tactics, and [[ImplacableMan near inhuman physical abilities]]. And she admires her employer very much. So when said employer dies thanks to [[{{Eagleland}} certain country]] operatives, she ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes snaps]]''.... And when she snaps, [[AxCrazy she]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome really]] [[OneManArmy snaps.]]''

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* In ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Roberta is a [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]] [[{{Meido}} maid]] by profession, but actually a retired FARC guerrilla with extensive knowledge in weaponry, combat tactics, and [[ImplacableMan near inhuman physical abilities]]. And she admires her employer very much. So when said employer dies thanks to a [[{{Eagleland}} certain country]] country's]] operatives, she ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes snaps]]''.... snaps]]''. And when she snaps, [[AxCrazy she]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome really]] [[OneManArmy snaps.]]''''[[OneManArmy snaps]].''



* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': [[PapaWolf Anji Yukyuzan]] had these after [[BackStory the children under his care burned alive]]. BewareTheNiceOnes, indeed
** Seta Sojiro also has a small one, as he transitions from being emotionless to freak out. This was intentional, as Kenshin was DefusingTheTykeBomb.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' anime expanding off of a scene in the manga, Luffy suffers one of these after [[spoiler:his entire crew is vanished by Kuma.]]
** Luffy also suffers another one of these after [[spoiler: his brother Ace is killed]].
* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler: c!Syaoran suffers one of these when he kills c!Sakura. This also when [[HeelFaceTurn he (re)gained his own heart]].]] Don't think so? the evidence is [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tsubasa_Reservoir_Chronicles/179/12/ right]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tsubasa_Reservoir_Chronicles/179/13/ here]].

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': [[PapaWolf Anji Yukyuzan]] had these after [[BackStory the children under his care burned alive]]. BewareTheNiceOnes, indeed\n
** Seta Sojiro also has a small one, as he transitions from being emotionless to freak out.one. This was intentional, as Kenshin was DefusingTheTykeBomb.
* In the ''Manga/OnePiece'' anime anime, expanding off of a scene in the manga, Luffy suffers one of these after [[spoiler:his entire crew is vanished by Kuma.]]
** Luffy also suffers another one of these after [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his brother Ace is killed]].
* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler: c!Syaoran [[spoiler:c!Syaoran suffers one of these when he kills c!Sakura. This also when [[HeelFaceTurn he (re)gained his own heart]].]] Don't think so? the evidence is [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tsubasa_Reservoir_Chronicles/179/12/ right]] [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tsubasa_Reservoir_Chronicles/179/13/ here]].]]



* For 21 episodes of ''[[Manga/LuckyStar Lucky Channel]]'', [[WideEyedIdealist Minoru Shiraishi]] calmly endures the ''[[ButtMonkey constant abuse and disrespect]]'' of his diva of a co-star, [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight Akira Kogami]]. Then he gets roped into trekking two weeks through the wilderness to retrieve a fresh bottle of spring water for her, getting [[BearsAreBadNews mauled by a bear]] in the process. When he returns to find himself replaced as co-star by Creator/DaisukeOno and ''then'' has Akira throw the water back in his face for being too warm, he goes ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes completely berserk]]''. He tells off Akira, trashes the set, clobbers crew members who try to restrain him, [[CameraAbuse attacks the cameraman]], and is last seen chasing Akira off-stage with presumably murderous intent. He eventually calms down, but in the concluding episode he is a completely different character, much less overtly cheerful and with a bitter, cynical inside.
** As aside, one can't help noting that his interactions with Akira in that last episode resemble the early phases of a BelligerentSexualTension plotline. The series ends before this can be explored very deeply. About damn time. For both the freakout, and the Sexual Tension.

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* For 21 episodes of ''[[Manga/LuckyStar Lucky Channel]]'', [[WideEyedIdealist Minoru Shiraishi]] calmly endures the ''[[ButtMonkey constant abuse and disrespect]]'' of his diva of a co-star, [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight Akira Kogami]]. Then he gets roped into trekking two weeks through the wilderness to retrieve a fresh bottle of spring water for her, getting [[BearsAreBadNews mauled by a bear]] in the process. When he returns to find himself replaced as co-star by Creator/DaisukeOno and ''then'' has Akira throw the water back in his face for being too warm, he goes ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes completely berserk]]''. He tells off Akira, trashes the set, clobbers crew members who try to restrain him, [[CameraAbuse attacks the cameraman]], and is last seen chasing Akira off-stage with presumably murderous intent. He eventually calms down, but in the concluding episode he is a completely different character, much less overtly cheerful and with a bitter, cynical inside.
** As aside, one can't help noting that his interactions with Akira in that last episode resemble the early phases of a BelligerentSexualTension plotline. The series ends before this can be explored very deeply. About damn time. For both the freakout, and the Sexual Tension.
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Elfman and Mirajane both went through one of these around two or three years before the start of the series due to [[spoiler:the death of their youngest sibling, Lisanna]]. The former turned from a NiceGuy, domestic, overprotective crybaby kind of guy to a super MANLY... nice, domestic, overprotective ''secretly'' crybaby kind of guy. The latter turned from an ArrogantKungFuGuy delinquent[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ish]] character into SilkHidingSteel.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Elfman and Mirajane both went through one of these around two or three years before the start of the series due to [[spoiler:the death of their youngest sibling, Lisanna]]. The former turned from a NiceGuy, kind, domestic, overprotective crybaby overprotective, and sensitive kind of guy to a super MANLY... nice, kind, domestic, overprotective overprotective, and ''secretly'' crybaby sensitive kind of guy. The latter turned from an ArrogantKungFuGuy delinquent[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold delinquent-[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ish]] character into SilkHidingSteel.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler:Mami in the third timeline]] undergoes this when she finds out the AwfulTruth first hand and [[spoiler:attempts [[MercyKill mercy killing]] everyone else before Madoka stops her.]]
** The ending of the third episode, the first of the series' several [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]], caused a small one from [[CarrieKeranen her English voice actress]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKraFH64gCo#t=5m15s as she recalls here]].

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Mami in the third timeline]] undergoes this when she finds out the AwfulTruth first hand and [[spoiler:attempts [[MercyKill mercy killing]] to MercyKill everyone else before Madoka stops her.]]
** The ending of the third episode, the first of the series' several [[WhamEpisode Wham Episodes]], caused a small one from [[CarrieKeranen her English voice actress]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKraFH64gCo#t=5m15s as she recalls here]].
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** In the manga, Ciel will occasionally experience events that cause vivid flashbacks to the time he spent [[DarkAndTroubledPast enslaved by the cult he was sold to after his parents' murders]], which cause him to have panic attacks and freeze up, which is a total departure from his [[TheStoic usual demeanor]].
* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' Ganta does this understandably as he's being forced to watch the Carnival of Corpses. Later, [[MadMathematician Rokuro]] has a ''massive'' one when [[DisproportionateRetribution his calculations were destroyed.]] In the dub, however, he was mad because [[spoiler:he thought the had found of out about his bomb, and the fact that they were still alive.]]
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'': Yomi Takanashi, over two episodes of the 2012 anime, goes from a [[ShrinkingViolet sweet girl]] into having one of the most [[{{Yandere}} devastatingly epic psychological breaks]] in anime history. [[spoiler:In the aftermath, though she mostly recovers, the damage was so severe that she completely forgot her best friend even existed.]]

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** In the manga, Ciel will occasionally experience events that cause vivid flashbacks to the time he spent [[DarkAndTroubledPast enslaved by the cult he was sold to after his parents' murders]], which cause him to have panic attacks and freeze up, which is a total departure from his [[TheStoic usual demeanor]].
* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', Ganta does this understandably this. It's understandable, as he's being forced to watch the Carnival of Corpses. Later, [[MadMathematician Rokuro]] has a ''massive'' one when [[DisproportionateRetribution his calculations were destroyed.]] In the dub, however, he was mad because [[spoiler:he thought the had found of out about his bomb, and the fact that they were still alive.]]
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* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'': Yomi Takanashi, over two episodes of the 2012 anime, goes from a [[ShrinkingViolet sweet girl]] into having one of the most a [[{{Yandere}} devastatingly epic seriously devastating psychological breaks]] in anime history.break]]. [[spoiler:In the aftermath, though she mostly recovers, the damage was so severe that she completely forgot her best friend even existed.]]



* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Leo's reaction to [[spoiler: Elliot's death]] had a lot of sobbing and screaming. He went on with this as Pandora was interrogating him until Vincent came along.
* Bird's Nest from ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing'' has several of these, most notably when [[spoiler: Mina (intentionally) falls off of the trapeze, which reminds him of the death of his younger brother.]] Other times this has happened were when [[spoiler: he hears news of Leo's juggling accident and when Michel finds his stash of drugs and attempts to take them away.]]
* In ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' Jeremy has almost too many of these to keep track of. Some good examples are when [[spoiler: Ian grabs his arm while trying to ease him out of his HeroicBSOD DumbStruck, Ian asks who Valentine is after Greg does something very unpleasant with the wooden egg she gave Jeremy, and when Ian finds Jeremy taking heroin after being sexually assaulted at school in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}.]] His other major episode is when he [[spoiler: hallucinate Greg is following after he and Ian go over all of his {{Embarrassing Old Photo}}s]].

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* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Leo's reaction to [[spoiler: Elliot's [[spoiler:Elliot's death]] had a lot of sobbing and screaming. He went on with this as Pandora was interrogating him until Vincent came along.
* Bird's Nest from ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing'' has several of these, most notably when [[spoiler: Mina [[spoiler:Mina (intentionally) falls off of the trapeze, which reminds him of the death of his younger brother.]] Other times this has happened were happens are when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he hears news of Leo's juggling accident and when Michel finds his stash of drugs and attempts to take them away.]]
* In ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'', Jeremy has almost too many of these to keep track of. Some good examples are when [[spoiler: Ian [[spoiler:Ian grabs his arm while trying to ease him out of his HeroicBSOD DumbStruck, HeroicBSOD, Ian asks who Valentine is after Greg does something very unpleasant with the wooden egg she gave Jeremy, and when Ian finds Jeremy taking heroin after being sexually assaulted at school in UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}.]] His other major episode is when he [[spoiler: hallucinate hallucinates Greg is following him after he and Ian go over through all of his {{Embarrassing Old Photo}}s]].



* Nui Harime from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' goes through a major one in episode 22 [[spoiler: when Ryuko permanently destroys her arms, shocking her, and causing her cheery personality to become psychotically angry and vengeful]]. However this is subverted in the next episode when [[spoiler: Ragyo gives her replacement arms and]] she calms down a bit.
* [[spoiler:Rii]] from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' has one in the manga when [[spoiler:a rescue helicopter crashes and bursts into flames, setting the school on fire.]] She tries to [[StepfordSmiler contain herself]] around Yuki but turns into a screaming, sobbing mess once she leaves. Afterwards [[spoiler:Rii]] continues to act snippy and depressed for a chapter or two more.
* Erina Nakiri from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' gets one when in chapter 151 when [[spoiler:she discovers that Soma, whom she has been trying to discredit since day one, is the son of her idol Jouichirou. Her reaction is one comical MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she realized that she has done nothing but insulting the family, and indirectly, the cooking style, roots and the restaurant of said idol ever since unknowingly meeting his son before nearly passing out from the shock]].

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* Nui Harime from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' goes through a major one in episode 22 [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Ryuko permanently destroys her arms, shocking her, and causing her cheery personality to become psychotically angry and vengeful]]. However this is subverted in the next episode when [[spoiler: Ragyo gives her replacement arms and]] she calms down a bit.
vengeful. She gets better, though.]]
* [[spoiler:Rii]] from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' has one in the manga when [[spoiler:a rescue helicopter crashes and bursts into flames, setting the school on fire.]] She tries to [[StepfordSmiler contain herself]] around Yuki but turns into a screaming, sobbing mess once she leaves. Afterwards Afterwards, [[spoiler:Rii]] continues to act snippy and depressed for a chapter or two more.
* Erina Nakiri from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' gets one when in chapter 151 when [[spoiler:she discovers that Soma, whom who she has been trying to discredit since day one, is the son of her idol Jouichirou. Her reaction is one comical big, [[PlayedForLaughs comical]] MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment when she realized realizes that she has done nothing but insulting the family, and insult her idol's family and, indirectly, the his cooking style, roots roots, and the restaurant of said idol ever since unknowingly meeting his son before restaurant. She very nearly passing passes out from the shock]].shock.]]



** Notice that in flashbacks set before his Freak Out, Rorschach has a normal speech bubble. After the Freak Out, his speech bubble is more scrawly. That's how cuckoo he has become.

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** Notice that in flashbacks set before his Freak Out, FreakOut, Rorschach has a normal speech bubble. After the Freak Out, fact, [[PaintingTheMedium his speech bubble is more scrawly. That's how cuckoo he has become.scrawly.]]



** Virtually every member of his rogues gallery can have their defining transformation into villainy traced back to a single traumatizing event. Acid in the face, mutations, murdered parents, rescued parents, murdered spouse, etc.
* When ''GreenLantern'' Hal Jordan suddenly lost his marbles and became the universe-destroying maniac Parallax in the 1990's, after his home city was destroyed by a {{supervillain}}. Years later, it was later {{retcon}}ned that Hal was merely possessed by a giant yellow [[EldritchAbomination ancient]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiment-of-fear]] bug monster, and not evil after all. Um, sure, okay.
* [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], of Comicbook/TheAvengers, had a period where he thought he was someone else, and apparently went full on mad scientist, to the point of setting killer robots on a major city just so he could destroy them to look good. He eventually recovered, and how much this gets played up depends on the writer. Some have him as having become fairly well adjusted, others have him just a medication bottle away from another psychotic episode. And then there's ''Secret Invasion''.

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** Virtually every member of his rogues gallery Rogues Gallery can have their defining transformation into villainy traced back to a single traumatizing event. Acid event: acid in the face, mutations, murdered parents, rescued parents, murdered spouse, etc.
* When ''GreenLantern'' Hal Jordan suddenly lost his marbles and became the universe-destroying maniac Parallax in the 1990's, after his home city was destroyed by a {{supervillain}}. Years later, it was later {{retcon}}ned that Hal was merely possessed by a giant yellow giant, yellow, [[EldritchAbomination ancient]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification embodiment-of-fear]] bug monster, and not evil after all. Um, sure, okay.
* [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], of Comicbook/TheAvengers, had a period where he thought he was someone else, and apparently went full on mad scientist, to the point of setting killer robots on a major city just so he could destroy them to look good. He eventually recovered, and how much this gets played up depends on the writer. Some have him as having become fairly well adjusted, well-adjusted; others have him just a medication bottle away from another psychotic episode. And then there's ''Secret Invasion''.



* In ''Bitter Leaves and Blossoms Bright'', Isra has a delayed and subtle one after her first (and very messy) kill. When Altair tells her ItGetsEasier she holds on to him shaking and as it sinks in.

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* In ''Bitter Leaves and Blossoms Bright'', Isra has a delayed and subtle one after her first (and very messy) kill. When Altair tells her ItGetsEasier ItGetsEasier, she holds on to him shaking and him, shaking, as it sinks in.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', [=SpongeBob=] briefly loses it when [[spoiler:Plankton tells him that it's his fault that they failed to get the secret formula back and throws insult after insult at him]]. This, coupled with the dystopia surrounding him, causes him to start screaming, kicking a trash can, collapsing to the floor, and start [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mixing garbage with recycling]]. He snaps out of it, and [[WhatHaveIBecome realises that he's just become a savage like everybody else]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Jessie has a panic attack when faced the prospect of going back into storage.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', [=SpongeBob=] briefly loses it when [[spoiler:Plankton tells him that it's his fault that they failed to get the secret formula back and throws insult after insult at him]]. This, coupled with the dystopia surrounding him, causes him to start screaming, kicking a trash can, collapsing to the floor, and start [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mixing garbage with recycling]]. He snaps out of it, and [[WhatHaveIBecome realises realizes that he's just become a savage like everybody else]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Jessie has a panic attack when faced with the prospect of going back into storage.



** Anakin Skywalker's turn. Yeah, there was the thing with the Tusken Raiders, and [[LoveMakesYouEvil his obsession with saving Padme Amidala]] but the actual turn happens when Mace Windu tries to execute Emperor Palpatine. After Anakin chops off his arm, Windu gets blown out the window by Palpatine's lightning. This is apparently Anakin's DespairEventHorizon, as he's completely a different person, from GoodIsNotNice, to a mass-murderer, [[WouldHarmAChild even when it comes to children]]. Justified in two ways: he knew that once he turned on Mace Windu, he had gone too far and would never be accepted back into the Jedi Order. At that point, allying himself to Palpatine was the only thing he felt he could do and it's firmly established in ''Star Wars'' canon that EvilFeelsGood and [[TheCorruption it also corrupts your mind]]. Once you allow just a taste of the TheDarkSide, you start JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope like it was going out of style.
** In the {{novelization}}, Palpatine takes time after Windu's death to guide Anakin in a Sith technique that lets him separate from his emotions and calmly dissect them. Anakin uses it to crush his own fear, which has the bonus effect of turning him into TheSociopath. By the time he snaps out of it he's gone well past the MoralEventHorizon and killed or alienated everything worth turning back for.
* Mousy secretary Selina Kyle from ''Film/BatmanReturns'', after almost being killed by her boss Max Shreck for [[HeKnowsTooMuch knowing too much]] about a power plant that will ultimately hurt Gotham City, is in a very bad way. After being revived by her cat Miss Kitty and all of her feline friends, Selina returns to her apartment, repeating the words she said the last time she was there in a CreepyMonotone, and just manages to hold herself together until an ad on her answering machine that mentions "a candlelight staff meeting for two" ''with her boss'' proves to be the final straw that pushes Selina over the edge and drives her to trash her apartment and become the dark and dangerous Catwoman.
* ''Film/TheDescent''. A year after being in a car crash that killed her husband and daughter [which itself caused a Freak Out] Sarah goes on a caving trip with her friends. Then they get trapped down there. Then monsters arrive. Then she ends up alone and hiding about two feet from a group of monsters eating one of the other girls. Her long due full blown Freak Out occurs when she grants her best friend's ICannotSelfTerminate request, and she becomes a killing machine unable to feel emotions except for hate and bloodlust. By the end, [[spoiler:she's so crazy that she murders one of her other friends, then hallucinates that either her daughter or her murdered friend is right beside her, depending which version of the ending you're watching]]. Interestingly, Juno waffles back and forth on this trope. Alone, she starts down the same path as Sarah on the bloodlusty killing machine bit, but this stops once she finds two of the other girls. [[spoiler:They die - bloodlusty killing machine time. Sarah meets up with her, and for a minute Juno is normal again, but Sarah herself being a bloodlusty killing machine causes Juno to follow suit again before being murdered herself]].

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** Anakin Skywalker's turn. Yeah, there was the thing with the Tusken Raiders, and [[LoveMakesYouEvil his obsession with saving Padme Amidala]] but the actual turn happens when Mace Windu tries to execute Emperor Palpatine. After Anakin chops off his arm, Windu gets blown out the window by Palpatine's lightning. This is apparently Anakin's DespairEventHorizon, as he's completely a different person, changing from GoodIsNotNice, GoodIsNotNice to a mass-murderer, [[WouldHarmAChild even when it comes to children]]. Justified in two ways: mass-murderer who WouldHarmAChild. To explain further: he knew that once he turned on Mace Windu, he had gone too far and would never be accepted back into the Jedi Order. At that point, allying himself to Palpatine was the only thing he felt he could do and it's do. It's firmly established in ''Star Wars'' canon that EvilFeelsGood and [[TheCorruption it also corrupts your mind]]. Once you allow just a taste of the TheDarkSide, you start JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope like it was going out of style.
** In the {{novelization}}, Palpatine takes time after Windu's death to guide Anakin in a Sith technique that lets him separate from his emotions and calmly dissect them. Anakin uses it to crush his own fear, which has the bonus effect of turning him into TheSociopath. By the time he snaps out of it it, he's gone well past the MoralEventHorizon and killed or alienated everything worth turning back for.
* Mousy secretary Selina Kyle from ''Film/BatmanReturns'', after almost being killed by her boss Max Shreck for [[HeKnowsTooMuch knowing too much]] about a power plant that will ultimately hurt Gotham City, is in a very bad way. After being revived by her cat Miss Kitty and all of her feline friends, Selina returns to her apartment, repeating the words she said the last time she was there in a CreepyMonotone, and CreepyMonotone. She just manages to hold herself together until an ad on her answering machine that mentions "a candlelight staff meeting for two" ''with her boss'' proves to be the final straw that pushes Selina over the edge and drives her to trash her apartment and become the dark and dangerous Catwoman.
* ''Film/TheDescent''. A year after being in a car crash that killed her husband and daughter [which (which itself caused a Freak Out] Out) Sarah goes on a caving trip with her friends. Then they get trapped down there. Then monsters arrive. Then she ends up alone and hiding about two feet from a group of monsters eating one of the other girls. Her long due full blown long-due, full-blown Freak Out occurs when she grants her best friend's ICannotSelfTerminate request, and she becomes a killing machine unable to feel emotions except for hate and bloodlust. By the end, [[spoiler:she's so crazy that she murders one of her other friends, then hallucinates that either her daughter or her murdered friend is right beside her, depending which version of the ending you're watching]]. Interestingly, Juno waffles back and forth on this trope. Alone, she starts down the same path as Sarah on the bloodlusty killing machine bit, but this stops once she finds two of the other girls. [[spoiler:They die - bloodlusty die--bloodlusty killing machine time. Sarah meets up with her, and for a minute Juno is normal again, but Sarah herself being a bloodlusty killing machine causes Juno to follow suit again before being murdered herself]].



** Harvey Dent suffers one of these after losing half his face in every version, but it's especially pronounced in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', where he spends two thirds of the film as the "White Knight" before losing half of his face to [[spoiler:a bomb planted by the Joker]] and it's hinted that he sustained brain damage in the accident. The BreakingSpeech afterwards exagerated it since [[spoiler:he had lost his girlfriend Rachel in the same SadisticChoice that led to his own scarring]]...
** In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' while in prison, Falcone tries to blackmail Crane into allowing him a part in the upcoming fear toxin project. Crane instead gasses him with the fear toxin, causing him to have a screaming fit.
* Harry Osborn, Norman Osborn, Eddie Brock, and Doc Ock have this happen in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies. As well as Peter after he finds his uncle dead on the ground, and anytime a villain kidnaps Mary Jane and threatens to kill her.
* Lon Chaney Sr. has a truly impressive one in the film ''The Unknown'' (1927). He plays Alonzo, a criminal fugitive who's hidden out at a circus disguised as an armless knife-thrower (he has his arms, but also a distinctive and identifiable hand deformity); Nanon (Crawford), the circus owner's daughter, has a distaste for being touched by men due to some past trauma and becomes friendly with him. As his love for her grows, he takes the next step and ''[[spoiler: has both his arms amputated]]''-- just in time for her to [[EpiphanyTherapy get over it]] thanks to the circus' handsome strong man... (Probably also qualifies as a VillainousBreakdown, given how quickly things get worse.)

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** Harvey Dent suffers one of these after losing half his face in every version, but it's especially pronounced in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', where he spends two thirds of the film as the "White Knight" before losing half of his face to [[spoiler:a bomb planted by the Joker]] and it's hinted that he sustained brain damage in the accident. The BreakingSpeech afterwards exagerated it exaggerated it, since [[spoiler:he had lost his girlfriend Rachel in the same SadisticChoice that led to his own scarring]]...
scarring]].
** In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' ''Film/BatmanBegins'', while in prison, Falcone tries to blackmail Crane into allowing him a part in the upcoming fear toxin project. Crane instead gasses him with the fear toxin, causing him to have a screaming fit.
* Harry Osborn, Norman Osborn, Eddie Brock, and Doc Ock have this happen in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies. As well as It also happens to Peter after he finds his uncle dead on the ground, and in addition to anytime a villain kidnaps Mary Jane and threatens to kill her.
* Lon Chaney Sr. has a truly impressive one in the film ''The Unknown'' (1927). He plays Alonzo, a criminal fugitive who's hidden out at a circus disguised as an armless knife-thrower (he has his arms, but also a distinctive and identifiable hand deformity); Nanon (Crawford), the circus owner's daughter, has a distaste for being touched by men due to some past trauma and becomes friendly with him. As his love for her grows, he takes the next step and ''[[spoiler: has both his arms amputated]]''-- just in time for her to [[EpiphanyTherapy get over it]] thanks to the circus' handsome strong man...man. (Probably also qualifies as a VillainousBreakdown, given how quickly things get worse.)



* In Film/{{Thor}}, Loki has an unstated but quite evident one after learning that he is a Jotun. He then goes from mean-spirited trickery to ruin his brother's reputation to trying to kill him in order to protect a self-loathing rife genocidal scheme against [[spoiler:using all of Jotunheim destroy Jotunheim.]]

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* In Film/{{Thor}}, Loki has an unstated but quite evident one after learning that he is a Jotun. He then goes from mean-spirited trickery to ruin his brother's reputation to trying to kill him in order to protect a self-loathing rife genocidal scheme against [[spoiler:using all of Jotunheim to destroy Jotunheim.]]



* Ivan's manic episode in ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' took its time in developing. You can see him start to go insane from very early on in the book. It becomes obvious to us when he starts to [[TheDevil talk to the devil]]. But he finally has his Freak Out moment at Dmitri's trial, when he [[spoiler:confesses that he killed his father through Smerdyakov, who has conveniently [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]]]] which would sound ridiculous even to us if we didn't know it was the truth. When the people in the courtroom voice further doubt, Ivan loses it. Spectacularly.
* Done in ''Literature/EndersGame'' when Ender decided that if the people who run the games won't be fair, then he won't play the game.
** Ender suffers an even worse freak-out at the end of the story when he realizes [[spoiler: he's been tricked into committing mass genocide of an ''entire alien race'']].

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* Ivan's manic episode in ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' took its time in developing. You can see him start to go insane from very early on in the book. It becomes obvious to us when he starts to [[TheDevil talk to the devil]]. But he He finally has his Freak Out moment at Dmitri's trial, when he [[spoiler:confesses that he killed his father through Smerdyakov, who has conveniently [[DrivenToSuicide committed suicide]]]] suicide]]]], which would sound ridiculous even to us if we didn't know it was the truth. When the people in the courtroom voice further doubt, Ivan loses it. Spectacularly.
* Done in ''Literature/EndersGame'' when Ender decided decides that if the people who run the games won't be fair, then he won't play the game.
** Ender suffers an even worse freak-out at the end of the story when he realizes [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's been tricked into committing mass genocide of an ''entire alien race'']].



* In the ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' series of novels, it is revealed that Dexter [[spoiler:and his brother]] had their freak out early on, when [[spoiler:they saw their mom killed with a chainsaw and were hiding partially submerged in blood for hours]]. Clearly this was a defining event for both of their lives.

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* In the ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' series of novels, it is revealed that Dexter [[spoiler:and his brother]] had their freak out early on, when [[spoiler:they saw their mom killed with a chainsaw and were hiding partially submerged in blood for hours]]. Clearly this was a defining event for both of their lives.



* Happens to Bryce in the Donald E. Westlake book, ''The Hook'', where, after Wayne kills his wife Lucie, who he is going through a very long and bitter divorce with, in a deal to get Bryce to credit Wayne's (who can't get publishers to publish his work) manuscript to him and get half of the money. After the murder, Bryce begins to gradually go insane, kicked off by his love interest leaving him, and him becoming isolated in his house in Connecticut. He is unable to write anything but worthless nonsense. In an interview, all of his answers are complete nonsense. He becomes obsessed with how it was like to murder his wife, having constant dreams of violently murdering his wife, but being angered because he can never see her face, and wishes that he was the one that did it, even following a woman who wanted his autograph to her house and almost attempting to kill her. At the end, [[spoiler:it is implied that he murders Wayne's wife Susan in the last passage of the book]].

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* Happens to Bryce in the Donald E. Westlake book, ''The Hook'', where, after Wayne kills his wife Lucie, who with whom he is was going through a very long and bitter divorce with, divorce, in a deal to get Bryce to credit Wayne's (who can't get publishers to publish his work) manuscript to him and get half of the money. After the murder, Bryce begins to gradually go insane, kicked off by his love interest leaving him, and him becoming he becomes isolated in his house in Connecticut. He is unable to write anything but worthless nonsense. In an interview, all of his answers are complete nonsense. He becomes obsessed with how what it was might have been like to murder his wife, having constant dreams dreaming constantly of violently murdering his wife, but being angered because said murder, though he can never see her face, and face. He wishes that he was the one that who did it, even following a woman who wanted his autograph to her house and almost attempting to kill her. At the end, [[spoiler:it is implied that he murders Wayne's wife Susan in the last passage of the book]].wife, Susan]].



* ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'': [[spoiler: Catelyn Stark]] has hers at the Red Wedding. [[spoiler: With her husband executed, one of her daughters held a political hostage, the other missing, and two of her sons believed dead, Catelyn only really has Robb left as her family. Then Robb is killed by one of her turncoat bannerman. She starts laughing hysterically, claws at her face, and as her enemies move to slit her throat, all she can think is she hopes they don't cut her hair, as her husband loves her hair. The Freak Out then continues after [[CameBackWrong she comes back from the dead]]...]]
* In the second book of the second ''Literature/WellWorld'' series, a fairly subdued version happens to [[spoiler:[[strike:Julian]] Alowi, as she insists on being called from then on out]] when [[spoiler:she's afraid that her husband is dying and realizes that she loves him]]. [[GenderBender The fact that she'd been male (and very straight) until not long before the wedding]] played into that as well.

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* ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'': [[spoiler: Catelyn [[spoiler:Catelyn Stark]] has hers at the Red Wedding. [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With her husband executed, one of her daughters held a political hostage, the other missing, and two of her sons believed dead, Catelyn only really has Robb left as her family. Then Robb is killed by one of her turncoat bannerman. She starts laughing hysterically, claws at her face, and as her enemies move to slit her throat, all she can think is she hopes they don't cut her hair, as her husband loves her hair. The Freak Out then continues after [[CameBackWrong she comes back from the dead]]...]]
* In the second book of the second ''Literature/WellWorld'' series, a fairly subdued version happens to [[spoiler:[[strike:Julian]] Alowi, as she insists on being called from then on out]] when [[spoiler:she's afraid that her husband is dying and realizes that she loves him]]. [[GenderBender The fact that she'd been male (and very straight) until not long before the wedding]] played plays into that as well.



* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The loss of Annie Cresta's mental stability began when she saw her district partner [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] right in front of her, and it's only gone downhill from there.
* In ''Literature/SonOfTheBlackSword'', Ashok suffers a freakout that segues into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he learns that a) he is [[spoiler: casteless]], b) his so-called relatives have brainwashed him into being [[DeTerminator who]] and [[ExtremeDoormat what]] he is, c) they killed his mother to do so. The fallout of ''his'' actions result in his nominal "aunt," Bidaya, having a short-lived and ultimately fatal FreakOut of her own.

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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The loss of Annie Cresta's mental stability began to disintegrate when she saw her district partner [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] right in front of her, and it's only gone downhill from there.
* In ''Literature/SonOfTheBlackSword'', Ashok suffers a freakout that segues into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he learns that a) he is [[spoiler: casteless]], b) his so-called relatives have brainwashed him into being [[DeTerminator who]] and [[ExtremeDoormat what]] he is, and c) they killed his mother to do so. The fallout of ''his'' actions result results in his nominal "aunt," Bidaya, having a short-lived and ultimately fatal FreakOut of her own.



* Every now and then, [[{{Series/Firefly}} River Tam]] will have some sort of freak out, some worse than others. The one in Objects In Space takes the cake for the series (but the movie outdoes it) with her feeling some people's emotions and reading others' minds. This freak out also gave us many peoples favorite scene, River rubbing herself (though not there, If You Know What I Mean) while watching Zoe and Wash have sex.

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* Every now and then, [[{{Series/Firefly}} River Tam]] will have some sort of freak out, some worse than others. The one in Objects In Space takes the cake for the series (but the movie outdoes it) with her feeling some people's emotions and reading others' minds. This freak out also gave us many peoples favorite scene, River rubbing herself (though not there, If You Know What I Mean) while watching Zoe and Wash have sex.



** Exemplified by [[spoiler: Dark Willow]]. When [[spoiler: Tara]] is gunned down in cold blood, [[spoiler: Willow]] utterly loses it and in the space of the next 24 hours or so manages to kill Sunnydale's most powerful magic user, smack down the combined powers of the UK's strongest wiccans, effortlessly murder the season's Big Bad up to that point, beat the stuffing out of [[spoiler: the Slayer]], and nearly blow up the world.

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** Exemplified by [[spoiler: Dark [[spoiler:Dark Willow]]. When [[spoiler: Tara]] [[spoiler:Tara]] is gunned down in cold blood, [[spoiler: Willow]] [[spoiler:Willow]] utterly loses it and in the space of the next 24 hours or so manages to kill Sunnydale's most powerful magic user, smack down the combined powers of the UK's strongest wiccans, effortlessly murder the season's Big Bad up to that point, beat the stuffing out of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Slayer]], and nearly blow up the world.



** Craig's memorable manic episode in season 4, which led to his bipolar diagnosis. After not sleeping for days, he becomes obsessively in love with Ashley, proposes to her, completely trashes a hotel room with rage when she says no, causes a massive scene at her father's wedding when he thinks she changed her mind, and then goes home and is confronted by his father over his scary behaviour and proceeds to ''beat the crap out of his dad'' while his young sister watches, terrified and screaming. At the end of this he is hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and he tells Ashley that despite everything he somehow still feels perfectly fine, even though he knows he shouldn't.
** Also ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'': Campbell completely breaks down in an anxiety attack in ''Say It Ain't So''. Bianca finds him in a sobbing heap in the girls' bathroom which he didn't realize he had gone into until she calls him a stalker and he notices the tampon dispenser.

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** Craig's memorable manic episode in season 4, which led to his bipolar diagnosis. After not sleeping for days, he becomes obsessively in love with Ashley, proposes to her, completely trashes a hotel room with rage when she says no, causes a massive scene at her father's wedding when he thinks she changed her mind, and then goes home and is confronted by his father over his scary behaviour and behaviour. He proceeds to ''beat the crap out of his dad'' while his young sister watches, terrified and screaming. At the end of this he is hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and he tells Ashley that despite everything he somehow still feels perfectly fine, even though he knows he shouldn't.
** Also ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'': Campbell completely breaks down in an anxiety attack in ''Say It Ain't So''. Bianca finds him in a sobbing heap in the girls' bathroom bathroom, which he didn't realize he had gone into until she calls him a stalker and he notices the tampon dispenser.



*** The Doctor dies from a combination of old age and Mondas's influence in "The Tenth Planet", and returns with a more mercurial but also quirkier personality and much, much better social skills. The 'change' process is apparently very traumatic (production documents reveal he was reliving all of his past traumatic memories during the process) and it takes him quite a while to come to terms with who he now is.

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*** The Doctor dies from a combination of old age and Mondas's influence in "The Tenth Planet", and returns with a more mercurial but also quirkier personality and much, much better social skills. The 'change' "change" process is apparently very traumatic (production documents reveal he was reliving all of his past traumatic memories during the process) and it takes him quite a while to come to terms with who he now is.



*** The Fifth Doctor had a fairly rough time of it as an incarnation anyway, but "The Caves of Androzani" is pretty much about [[BreakTheCutie torturing him to death]]. The experience forced him to make awful decisions, and as he began to regenerate he had hallucinations of the Master taunting him - the poisoning was bad enough that he almost died for real during the regeneration. The result of this was that the Sixth Doctor was a lot less mentally stable than the Fifth, with a difficult, sadistic and insane personality, experiencing strong feelings of painful body dysphoria. He even attempted to strangle his companion due to a delusion that she was evil.

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*** The Fifth Doctor had a fairly rough time of it as an incarnation anyway, but "The Caves of Androzani" is pretty much about [[BreakTheCutie torturing him to death]]. The experience forced him to make awful decisions, and as he began to regenerate he had hallucinations of the Master taunting him - the him--the poisoning was bad enough that he almost died for real during the regeneration. The result of this was that the Sixth Doctor was a lot less mentally stable than the Fifth, with a difficult, sadistic and insane personality, experiencing strong feelings of painful body dysphoria. He even attempted to strangle his companion due to a delusion that she was evil.



*** Over the course of a single episode full of [[TimeSkip Time Skips]] the Eleventh Doctor aged 900 years - over TheSlowPath - on Trenzalore while trying to stop the Time Lords coming through into the universe. Immediately after regenerating, in "Deep Breath", [[spoiler: he takes on a much more aggressive and commanding personality and tells Clara he's abandoned his interest in being her 'boyfriend' or acting like a human.]]

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*** Over the course of a single episode full of [[TimeSkip Time Skips]] the Eleventh Doctor aged 900 years - over TheSlowPath - on Trenzalore while trying to stop the Time Lords coming through into the universe. Immediately after regenerating, in "Deep Breath", [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he takes on a much more aggressive and commanding personality and tells Clara he's abandoned his interest in being her 'boyfriend' or acting like a human.]]



** In "The Robots of Death", paranoia and stress combining with an [[{{Phobia}} extreme sensitivity]] to UncannyValley leads to the highly-trained secret agent Poul having a gibbering psychotic break, shrieking at the Doctor that they are secretly surrounded by 'the walking dead', and then exiting the plot due to inability to do anything from that point. The ExpandedUniverse direct sequel to the story, ''Corpse Marker'', establishes that Poul has undergone heavy psychotherapy to repress his memories of the events to return him to a near-functional state, all of which is immediately undone as soon as the killer robots start showing up again and he regains his memories, leading to him having several phobia-induced panic attacks and accusing the Doctor of being a murderer (although the Doctor uses [[TheCharmer force of personality]] and implicitly some mesmerism in order to make him settle down a bit).

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** In "The Robots of Death", paranoia and stress combining with an [[{{Phobia}} extreme sensitivity]] to the UncannyValley leads to the highly-trained secret agent Poul having a gibbering psychotic break, shrieking at the Doctor that they are secretly surrounded by 'the walking dead', and then exiting the plot due to inability to do anything from that point. The ExpandedUniverse direct sequel to the story, ''Corpse Marker'', establishes that Poul has undergone heavy psychotherapy to repress his memories of the events to return him to a near-functional state, all of which is immediately undone as soon as the killer robots start showing up again and he regains his memories, leading to him having several phobia-induced panic attacks and accusing the Doctor of being a murderer (although the Doctor uses [[TheCharmer force of personality]] and implicitly some mesmerism in order to make him settle down a bit).



** The Twelfth Doctor has a '''''gigantic''''' one in "Face the Raven" when the antagonist's plotting indirectly leads to his companion Clara [[spoiler: getting Killed Off for Real]]. That said antagonist owes their life to the Doctor doesn't help (although it ''did'' result in the downside of [[spoiler: immortality]]). The Doctor ultimately renounces his name momentarily (in the mythos of the show this is a huge deal as the last time we saw him do this he became the "War Doctor", and here he threatens to call down even his greatest enemies if something isn't done to save Clara). Ultimately, Clara demands him not to let this disaster turn him into a warrior again, spending what are literally [[spoiler: the final minutes of her (natural) life]] talking him down, but he is promptly delivered into the hands of his enemies, and the resultant torture he undergoes makes up the entirety of the next episode, "Heaven Sent". The Doctor is so damaged that he becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in the SeasonFinale "Hell Bent", risking the safety of the entire universe just to [[spoiler: get Clara back]], and he can only fully return to his best self once he [[spoiler: '''undergoes a Mind Rape''' and loses most of his memories of her]], which frees him from crippling grief and rage.

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** The Twelfth Doctor has a '''''gigantic''''' one in "Face the Raven" when the antagonist's plotting indirectly leads to his companion Clara [[spoiler: getting [[spoiler:getting Killed Off for Real]]. That said antagonist owes their life to the Doctor doesn't help (although it ''did'' result in the downside of [[spoiler: immortality]]).[[spoiler:immortality]]). The Doctor ultimately renounces his name momentarily (in the mythos of the show this is a huge deal as the last time we saw him do this he became the "War Doctor", and here he threatens to call down even his greatest enemies if something isn't done to save Clara). Ultimately, Clara demands him not to let this disaster turn him into a warrior again, spending what are literally [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the final minutes of her (natural) life]] talking him down, but he is promptly delivered into the hands of his enemies, and the resultant torture he undergoes makes up the entirety of the next episode, "Heaven Sent". The Doctor is so damaged that he becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in the SeasonFinale "Hell Bent", risking the safety of the entire universe just to [[spoiler: get [[spoiler:get Clara back]], and he can only fully return to his best self once he [[spoiler: '''undergoes [[spoiler:'''undergoes a Mind Rape''' and loses most of his memories of her]], which frees him from crippling grief and rage.



* In the last season of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', [[spoiler:Felix Gaeta]] loses it big time after [[spoiler:fellow BridgeBunny Dee shoots herself dead, being unable to cope with the consequences of the latest WhamEpisode.]] It had actually been [[BreakTheCutie building for some time]], but the change in his demeanor and attitude after this particular incident was quite drastic. Getting [[spoiler:shot in the leg by Anders and then losing said leg]] didn't help much either, nor did finding out that [[spoiler:the aforementioned Anders and the XO are Cylons]] and discovering that [[spoiler:as he half-suspected but was in denial about, he was involved in the deaths of several innocent people on New Caprica thanks to Cylon treachery]]. And [[spoiler: He was nearly airlocked as a Cylon collaborator... And half the people who were about to kill him turned out to ''be'' Cylons.]] That can't be good for the sanity.

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* In the last season of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', [[spoiler:Felix Gaeta]] loses it big time after [[spoiler:fellow BridgeBunny Dee shoots herself dead, being unable to cope with the consequences of the latest WhamEpisode.]] It had actually been [[BreakTheCutie building for some time]], but the change in his demeanor and attitude after this particular incident was quite drastic. Getting [[spoiler:shot in the leg by Anders and then losing said leg]] didn't help much either, nor did finding out that [[spoiler:the aforementioned Anders and the XO are Cylons]] and discovering that [[spoiler:as he half-suspected but was in denial about, he was involved in the deaths of several innocent people on New Caprica thanks to Cylon treachery]]. And [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:he was nearly airlocked as a Cylon collaborator... And and half the people who were about to kill him turned out to ''be'' Cylons.]] That can't be good for the sanity.



* In ''Series/BigTimeRush'' the band and Gustavo are ordered to make 3 christmas songs by their stuck up manager by the end of the day, forcing Gustavo and Kelly to delay their vaction to Fiji. But after already making 3 songs, the manger orders them to make one more song, Gustavo finally snaps and starts smashing instruments in the studio.

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* In ''Series/BigTimeRush'' ''Series/BigTimeRush'', the band and Gustavo are ordered to make 3 christmas record three Christmas songs by their stuck up stuck-up manager by the end of the day, forcing Gustavo and Kelly to delay their vaction vacation to Fiji. But after already making 3 write three songs, the manger orders them to make write one more song, song. Gustavo finally snaps and starts smashing instruments in the studio.



* "Freaking Out" (2001) is the name of one of Music/{{Adema}}'s most well known hits and it's a truly chilling metal song about the symptoms of a helpless person finally at the brink of their breaking point.
* Pink has one in Music/PinkFloyd's RockOpera ''Music/TheWall'', after his wife leaves him. He eventually reemerges from the worst of its effects but not before becoming a Neo-Nazi styled would-be dictator and terrorizing the countryside with his hammer army.

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* "Freaking Out" (2001) is the name of one of Music/{{Adema}}'s most well known hits and it's well-known hits. It's a truly chilling metal song about the symptoms of a helpless person finally at the brink of their breaking point.
* Pink has one in Music/PinkFloyd's RockOpera ''Music/TheWall'', ''Music/TheWall'' after his wife leaves him. He eventually reemerges from the worst of its effects effects, but not before becoming a Neo-Nazi styled would-be dictator and terrorizing the countryside with his hammer army.



* In ''Roleplay/DoubtAcademy'', the usually very placid Roxy has a very violent one after discovering that [[spoiler: Kuu murdered Tama and let Akari (her former girlfriend) be executed in his place]]. This also leads to her delivering a Main/GroinAttack.

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* In ''Roleplay/DoubtAcademy'', the usually very placid Roxy has a very violent one after discovering that [[spoiler: Kuu [[spoiler:Kuu murdered Tama and let Akari (her former girlfriend) be executed in his place]]. This also leads to her delivering a Main/GroinAttack.GroinAttack.



* Blanche has a permanent one in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' after she is [[spoiler: raped by Stanley]] and after Stanley tears off the paper lantern.

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* Blanche has a permanent one in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' after she is [[spoiler: raped [[spoiler:raped by Stanley]] and after Stanley tears off the paper lantern.



* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] started out as a good soldier seemingly admirable guy, [[TomatoInTheMirror but once he figured out who he was]], he went insane. [[MoralEventHorizon Absolutely.]] [[AGodAmI Freakin'.]] '''[[OmnicidalManiac Insane.]]''' In fact, since CrisisCore's release, we've learned that Sephiroth was ''the'' consummate SOLDIER. Powerful yet restrained, aloof yet compassionate, and considerate of others. Which just made his FaceHeelTurn all the more dramatic when [[spoiler: Zack confronts him and they beat the shit out of each other.]] Even though it's ''really'' not the focus of the story.
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII includes a couple of these as Squall is forced to gradually open up. The first is after losing [[spoiler: Ellone]] once more, when he realizes that even though he doesn't want to rely on anyone else that he could lose, he doesn't know how to keep going without someone else's help - he even asks himself whether anyone knows how to live for themselves before realizing that even that means he'd be asking for someone else to help him with his problems. Revelation after revelation breaks his normal, [[TheStoic stoic demeanor]] and he slowly changes, culminating in [[spoiler: his reaction to Rinoa's collapse after Edea's defeat, where he decides he absolutely will not let anyone else be taken away from him and ends up dragging Rinoa across a bridge that spans the length of a continent just to get to somebody who '''might''' be able to help and admits that he needs help from others to get what he wants.]] There's also another, minor one when [[spoiler: Rinoa turns out to be a sorceress and is taken away by Esthar]], where Squall nearly admits defeat before deciding he'll defend her to the very end with a little prodding from his friends, leading him to finally take command and open up to his team.

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* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] started out as a good soldier and seemingly admirable guy, [[TomatoInTheMirror but once he figured out who he was]], he went insane. [[MoralEventHorizon Absolutely.]] absolutely]]. [[AGodAmI Freakin'.]] Freakin']]. '''[[OmnicidalManiac Insane.]]''' Insane]]'''. In fact, since CrisisCore's release, we've learned that Sephiroth was ''the'' consummate SOLDIER. Powerful SOLDIER: powerful yet restrained, aloof yet compassionate, and considerate of others. Which just made his FaceHeelTurn all the more dramatic when [[spoiler: Zack [[spoiler:Zack confronts him and they beat the shit out of each other.]] Even though it's ''really'' not the focus of the story.
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII includes a couple of these as Squall is forced to gradually open up. The first is after losing [[spoiler: Ellone]] once more, when he realizes that even though he doesn't want to rely on anyone else that he could lose, he doesn't know how to keep going without someone else's help - he help--he even asks himself whether anyone knows how to live for themselves before realizing that even that means he'd be asking for someone else to help him with his problems. Revelation after revelation breaks his normal, [[TheStoic stoic demeanor]] and he slowly changes, culminating in [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his reaction to Rinoa's collapse after Edea's defeat, where he decides he absolutely will not let anyone else be taken away from him and ends up dragging Rinoa across a bridge that spans the length of a continent just to get to somebody who '''might''' be able to help and admits that he needs help from others to get what he wants.]] There's also another, minor one when [[spoiler: Rinoa [[spoiler:Rinoa turns out to be a sorceress and is taken away by Esthar]], where Esthar]]. Squall nearly admits defeat before deciding he'll defend her to the very end with a little prodding from his friends, leading him to finally take command and open up to his team.



* [[ActionGirlfriend Hello]] [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]]. [[TheCorruption Goodbye Saber.]] [[BackFromTheDead Hello]] [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Saber Alter.]]
** [[TheWoobie Hello Sakura]]. [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Don't do it]], Shinji! How are you, [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Sakura]]?

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* [[ActionGirlfriend Hello]] Hello]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]]. [[TheCorruption Goodbye Goodbye, Saber.]] [[BackFromTheDead Hello]] Hello]], [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Saber Alter.]]
** [[TheWoobie Hello Hello, Sakura]]. [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Don't do it]], Shinji! How are you, [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Dark Sakura]]?



* [[spoiler: Keisuke]] from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' after finding out that the girl he was trying to protect Midori would be killed not by the demons she was slaying but by [[spoiler: the people she was trying to protect]].

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* [[spoiler: Keisuke]] [[spoiler:Keisuke]] from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' has one after finding out that the girl he was trying to protect Midori protect, Midori, would be killed not killed--not by the demons she was slaying slaying, but by [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the people she was trying to protect]].



* A ''lot'' of witnesses in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', most likely the final villain, give '''epic''', cartoonishly over-the-top breakdowns when you start [[PullTheThread pulling the thread]] and back them into a corner, usually backed up with CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'': [[spoiler: Thomas]]. [[BreakTheCutie It]] [[EtTuBrute just]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation wasn't]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his]] [[TheScapegoat week]].
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'': Near the end, [[spoiler:Daniel Cross]] has Desmond at gunpoint and is about to kill him when the cumulative Bleeding Effect of the Animus finally overwhelms him and he runs off, babbling insanely. Desmond finishing him off shortly thereafter is something of a MercyKill.
* ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'': One of the main characters, Wolf, suffered from this in his backstory when his company went bankrupt and he was left homeless. He went completely insane from the stress, and started a life of crime, impersonating the criminals he'd seen in movies to intimidate his victims.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': When Flint finds out that [[spoiler: his wife was just killed]], he starts violently lashing out at people that just want to try to comfort him. His fellow villagers can't calm him down and have to knock him out to stop him from rampaging.

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* A ''lot'' of witnesses in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', most likely the final villain, give '''epic''', cartoonishly over-the-top breakdowns when you start [[PullTheThread pulling the thread]] and back backing them into a corner, usually backed up with CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'': [[spoiler: Thomas]].[[spoiler:Thomas]]. [[BreakTheCutie It]] [[EtTuBrute just]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation wasn't]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his]] [[TheScapegoat week]].
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'': Near the end, [[spoiler:Daniel Cross]] has Desmond at gunpoint gunpoint, and is about to kill him him, when the cumulative Bleeding Effect of the Animus finally overwhelms him and he runs off, babbling insanely. Desmond finishing him off shortly thereafter is something of a MercyKill.
* ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'': One of the main characters, Wolf, suffered from this in his backstory when his company went bankrupt and he was left homeless. He went completely insane from the stress, stress and started a life of crime, impersonating the criminals he'd seen in movies to intimidate his victims.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': When Flint finds out that [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his wife was just killed]], he starts violently lashing out at people that just want to try to comfort him. His fellow villagers can't calm him down and have to knock him out to stop him from rampaging.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic had an absolute meltdown when he reviewed the 3rd and last Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film. Before he watches it, he tells the viewer to sit back and enjoy it. 5 minutes later, he has a ShowerOfAngst, ''twice'', and starts to spew a lot of {{Angrish}} and screaming.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
** He
had an absolute meltdown when he reviewed the 3rd third and last Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film. Before he watches it, he tells the viewer to sit back and enjoy it. 5 Five minutes later, he has a ShowerOfAngst, ''twice'', and starts to spew a lot of {{Angrish}} and screaming.{{Angrish}}.



** In the "Master of Disguise" review, after some bad DoubleEntendre humour, he [[LaughingMad laughs maniacally]] before charging around beating the shit out of people with a baseball bat, including a generous dose of CameraAbuse.

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** In the "Master of Disguise" review, after some bad DoubleEntendre DoubleEntendre-based humour, he [[LaughingMad laughs maniacally]] before charging around beating the shit out of people with a baseball bat, including a generous dose of CameraAbuse.



* 4 words: [[UnstoppableRage Angry]]. [[ClusterFBomb Video]]. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry Game]]. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Nerd]].
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ...Cause I've got a brand new combine harvester...]]
* Salad Fingers. Almost every episode. Although he's already so batshit insane that his Freak Outs are basically just a higher level of craziness.
* In ''WebVideo/DoomHouse'', Reginald's inability to understand [[spoiler: the anomalous nature of the CreepyDoll]] and his realization that [[spoiler: the doll cannot be removed from the house or destroyed]] causes him to have a very epic one.

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* 4 Four words: [[UnstoppableRage Angry]]. [[ClusterFBomb Video]]. [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry Game]]. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Nerd]].
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ... Cause I've got a brand new combine harvester...]]
* Salad Fingers.WebAnimation/SaladFingers. Almost every episode. Although he's already so batshit insane that his Freak Outs are basically just a higher level of craziness.
* In ''WebVideo/DoomHouse'', Reginald's inability to understand [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the anomalous nature of the CreepyDoll]] and his realization that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the doll cannot be removed from the house or destroyed]] causes him to have a very epic one.



** Since season 2, The Black In Hat, has been going through a bit of [[Main/SanitySlippage Sanity Slippage]] ever since the events of the 1st season finale. But then there's the end of episode 42.
** The Black In Hat: (rocking back and forth, holding head) "SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!"

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** Since season 2, The Black In Hat, Hat has been going through a bit of [[Main/SanitySlippage Sanity Slippage]] SanitySlippage ever since the events of the 1st season finale. But then there's the end of episode 42.
** The Black In Hat: (rocking back and forth, holding head) "SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!"
42.



* A beatiful example [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/051223c here]], by BobAndGeorge.

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* A beatiful beautiful example [[http://bobandgeorge.com/archives/051223c here]], by BobAndGeorge.



* The eponymous character of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' suffered one of these just before the [[BreatherEpisode breather arc]] where he and Luna [[WorldBuilding take a cruise around the world]]. A list of grievances include [[spoiler: losing his teaching job because ''no one'' signed up for his class the next semester, planning his upcoming wedding, one of his students becoming drastically ill, another teacher locking himself in ''his'' office, learning his longtime childhood comic book hero is [[CanonDefilement getting a]] DarkerAndEdgier makeover]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking worst of all]], [[spoiler: The stores in his area stop carrying his favorite type of candy]].
** In fact, the impetus for going on said cruise is because [[spoiler: if he didn't, he would have had a [[UnstoppableRage much]], ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt much]]'' [[ApocalypseWow worse]] FreakOut.]]

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* The eponymous character of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' suffered one of these just before the [[BreatherEpisode breather arc]] where he and Luna [[WorldBuilding take a cruise around the world]]. A list of grievances include [[spoiler: losing [[spoiler:losing his teaching job because ''no one'' signed up for his class the next semester, planning his upcoming wedding, one of his students becoming drastically ill, another teacher locking himself in ''his'' office, learning his longtime childhood comic book hero is [[CanonDefilement getting a]] DarkerAndEdgier makeover]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking worst of all]], [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:the stores in his area stop carrying his favorite type of candy]].
** In fact, the impetus for going on said cruise is because [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if he didn't, he would have had a [[UnstoppableRage much]], ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt much]]'' [[ApocalypseWow worse]] FreakOut.]]



* Sal from ''[[{{Walkyverse}} It's Walky!]]'' is always full of {{Wangst}}, especially after [[spoiler: when her parents were threatened, she told the villian she didn't care if they died, and ''he recorded her saying it'', murdered her parents and taunted her with the recording]]. She a complete Freak Out after [[spoiler: having glass caskets holding the decayed corpses of her parents dropped right in front of her]].
* ''Webcomic/TheMeek''. This happens to Luca when [[spoiler: his wife is killed]].

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* Sal from ''[[{{Walkyverse}} It's Walky!]]'' is always full of {{Wangst}}, especially after [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when her parents were threatened, she told the villian she didn't care if they died, and ''he recorded her saying it'', murdered her parents and taunted her with the recording]]. She a complete Freak Out after [[spoiler: having [[spoiler:having glass caskets holding the decayed corpses of her parents dropped right in front of her]].
* ''Webcomic/TheMeek''. This happens to Luca when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his wife is killed]].



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** [[spoiler: Gamzee has one of these shortly after Dave shows him ICP.]]
** Rose has two within a very short time-frame: first after she found out [[spoiler: Jack killed her mother]], and the second when [[spoiler: she asked an omniscient fortune-telling device whether or not the [[EldritchAbomination Gods of the Furthest Ring]] were evil. The answer appears to have turned her into a HumanoidAbomination.]]
** [[spoiler: although she seems to be (mostly) back to normal after dying, reviving as her dream self, then ascending to God Tier.]]
** You can tell when a First Guardian goes through one of these: their text becomes huge and crackles with energy. Examples: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004163 Doc Scratch]] and [[spoiler: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005117 Jadesprite]]]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** [[spoiler: Gamzee [[spoiler:Gamzee has one of these shortly after Dave shows him ICP.]]
** Rose has two within a very short time-frame: the first after she found out [[spoiler: Jack [[spoiler:Jack killed her mother]], and the second when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she asked an omniscient fortune-telling device whether or not the [[EldritchAbomination Gods of the Furthest Ring]] were evil. The answer appears to have turned her into a HumanoidAbomination.]]
** [[spoiler: although [[spoiler:Although she seems to be (mostly) back to normal after dying, reviving as her dream self, then ascending to God Tier.]]
** You can tell when a First Guardian goes through one of these: their text becomes huge and crackles with energy. Examples: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004163 Doc Scratch]] and [[spoiler: [[http://www.[[spoiler:[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005117 Jadesprite]]]].



* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' Jean's ex-boyfriend Slick was already a certified MadScientist... but when he's confronted by Molly the Peanut Butter Monster attacking him with a TransformingMecha / [[SiegeEngines Giant Ballista]] [[{{Snowlems}} made of snow,]] he "loses his last marble." Having his life saved by the man he'd been trying to kill only minutes earlier only cements his new status as a crazy person.
* An epic one in ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', with a TroubledFetalPosition for good measure : [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius discovers that [[AmbiguousGender they]] killed way more innocent people than anyone can be comfortable with, with one careless use of an epic spell]]. They really start to reconsider their life choices after this.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', Jean's ex-boyfriend Slick was already a certified MadScientist... but when he's confronted by Molly the Peanut Butter Monster attacking him with a TransformingMecha / [[SiegeEngines Giant Ballista]] [[{{Snowlems}} made of snow,]] he "loses his last marble." Having his life saved by the man he'd been trying to kill only minutes earlier only cements his new status as a crazy person.
* An epic one in ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', with a TroubledFetalPosition for good measure : measure: [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius discovers that [[AmbiguousGender they]] killed way more innocent people than anyone can be comfortable with, with one careless use of an epic spell]]. They really start to reconsider their life choices after this.



* Everyone in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had done this at least once.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad after his beloved clone of Danny is destroyed. He almost was ''this'' close to killing off two half ghosts if not for a timely intervene by Danny's friends. But he spent the rest of the series tormenting Danny. One could say that Vlad's Freak Out in that episode intentionally led into his different motives in the next season...or it could just be MotiveDecay as a result of different writers handling the show. The Freak Out did lead to Vlad having different motives at the start of season 3 (tormenting Danny), which was written by Marmel. After that, though, the newer writers led to MotiveDecay and made Vlad a run-of-the-mill villain who wanted to take over the world.

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* Everyone in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' had has done this at least once.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad after his beloved clone of Danny is destroyed. He almost was ''this'' close to killing off two half ghosts half-ghosts if not for a timely intervene intervention by Danny's friends. But he spent the rest of the series tormenting Danny. One could say that Vlad's Freak Out in that episode intentionally led into his different motives in the next season...season... or it could just be MotiveDecay as a result of different writers handling the show. The Freak Out did lead to Vlad having different motives at the start of season 3 (tormenting Danny), which was written by Marmel. After that, though, the newer writers led to MotiveDecay and made Vlad a run-of-the-mill villain who wanted to take over the world.



** Aang goes into an UnstoppableRage multiple times in the show whenever he suspects his friends to be in danger, when Appa goes missing, or when he finds Monk Gyatso, who was like a father to him, dead. Azula [[VillainousBreakdown has a permanent one]] and goes '''insane'''. But she was shipped off to a mental health facility and, according to WordOfGod, will possibly make a recovery in the future.
** Aang could be viewed as having undergone a Freak Out upon learning of the genocide of his race that lasted most of the first season, and then on and off until he finds peace in the GrandFinale. In the flashbacks with Gyatso and Bumi he's earnest but calm and somewhat reticent, and his [[{{Keet}} hyperactivity]] might just be a way of [[SadClown trying to distract himself from the horror]].

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** Aang goes into an UnstoppableRage multiple times in the show whenever he suspects his friends to be in danger, when Appa goes missing, or when he finds Monk Gyatso, who was like a father to him, dead. Azula [[VillainousBreakdown has a permanent one]] and goes '''insane'''. insane. But she was she's shipped off to a mental health facility and, according to WordOfGod, will possibly make a recovery in the future.
** Aang could be viewed as having might have undergone a Freak Out upon learning of the genocide of his race that lasted race; it lasts most of the first season, and then on ebbs and off flows until he finds peace in the GrandFinale. In the flashbacks with Gyatso and Bumi he's earnest but calm and somewhat reticent, and his [[{{Keet}} hyperactivity]] might just be a way of [[SadClown trying to distract himself from the horror]].



** Subverted in the episode "D'oh-in in the Wind." Homer, alongside his mother's hippie cohorts, attempted to "freak out squares" in Springfield. The joke was on them, however, as Ned Flanders took Homer's suggestion of "expand your mind" as a tip, apparently not knowing what Homer might have actually been referring to (ie, expanding the mind with drugs), Homer's cosmic fool stint was decried by Krusty the Clown as being "weirdos," and Skinner's reaction to Homer's closing the "conformist-factory" (ie, the elementary school) was simply dejection with the kids' reactions being a lot of cheers. In fact, the closest to an actual freakout that occurred was his son, Bart, and that's only because he was embarrassed that his dad arrived to pull off his hippie stunt at school.

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** Subverted in the episode "D'oh-in in the Wind." Homer, alongside his mother's hippie cohorts, attempted to "freak out squares" in Springfield. The joke was on them, however, as Ned Flanders took Homer's suggestion of "expand your mind" as a tip, apparently not knowing what Homer might have actually been referring to (ie, (i.e. expanding the mind with drugs), Homer's cosmic fool stint was decried by Krusty the Clown as being "weirdos," and Skinner's reaction to Homer's closing the "conformist-factory" (ie, the (the elementary school) was simply dejection with the kids' reactions being a lot of cheers. In fact, the closest to an actual freakout that occurred was his son, Bart, and that's only because he was embarrassed that his dad arrived to pull off his hippie stunt at school.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'':



** Stimpy's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX672lZzZ6U "I Like Darren!" rant]] from "Mad Dog Höek". Especially towards the end, where he's screaming his lines out like a madman, his voice has an echo effect, and the music is all crazy.

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** Stimpy's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX672lZzZ6U "I Like Darren!" rant]] rant from "Mad Dog Höek". Especially towards the end, where he's screaming his lines out like a madman, his voice has an echo effect, and the music is all crazy.Höek".



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]], Pinkie Pie gets it into her head that her friends don't like her parties any more, so she starts throwing parties with her new friends - a bag of flour, a bucket of turnips, a pile of rocks, and a collection of lint - all of which she's named and given voices. Then she starts imagining they really ''are'' talking to her...

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]], Pinkie Pie gets it into her head that her friends don't like her parties any more, so she starts throwing parties with her new friends - friends: a bag of flour, a bucket of turnips, a pile of rocks, and a collection of lint - lint, all of which she's named and given voices. Then she starts imagining they really ''are'' talking to her...



*** Every one of the six primary protagonists has had at least one of these, and there's solid evidence to suspect that the show's first [[BigBad Big Bad]] was caused either by one of these, or some form of corrupting influence.

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*** Every one of the six primary protagonists has had at least one of these, and there's solid evidence to suspect that the show's first [[BigBad Big Bad]] BigBad was caused either by one of these, these or some form of corrupting influence.



* DonaldDuck's hunger-induced nervous breakdown in Mickey and the Beanstalk.

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* DonaldDuck's hunger-induced nervous breakdown in Mickey ''Mickey and the Beanstalk.Beanstalk''.



* T.J. from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', after being placed in "[[PunishmentBox the box]]" (A square drawn on the blacktop which students have to stand in for punishment). He mocks it at first, but soon, it begins to break him, eventually causing this.

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* T.J. from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', after being placed in "[[PunishmentBox the box]]" (A (a square drawn on the blacktop which students have to stand in for punishment). He mocks it at first, but soon, it begins to break him, eventually causing this.
19th Oct '16 5:24:34 PM nombretomado
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* Manah, the BigBad of ''{{Drakengard}}'', has one of these after being finally defeated when the AntiHero refuses to [[NotWorthKilling kill her.]] It becomes clear that she wasn't only [[DemonicPossession possessed]] but was genuinely insane. And in the sequel, she represses all those memories and joins your party. The moment she sees Caim, she screams for her mum and goes fetal. [[SlasherSmile Can't blame her]].

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* Manah, the BigBad of ''{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', has one of these after being finally defeated when the AntiHero refuses to [[NotWorthKilling kill her.]] It becomes clear that she wasn't only [[DemonicPossession possessed]] but was genuinely insane. And in the sequel, she represses all those memories and joins your party. The moment she sees Caim, she screams for her mum and goes fetal. [[SlasherSmile Can't blame her]].
12th Oct '16 3:40:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Blanche has a permanent one in ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' after she is [[spoiler: raped by Stanley]] and after Stanley tears off the paper lantern.

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* Blanche has a permanent one in ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' after she is [[spoiler: raped by Stanley]] and after Stanley tears off the paper lantern.
14th Sep '16 11:55:21 PM Az
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* Princess Zelda turned into a creepy, screaming lunatic for one whole cutscene in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', when Anjean revealed to her that a male demon was going to take over her body soon. She freaked out so badly that at one point the player has no control over the text boxes. She even scared Link while telling him that ''he'' needs to ''go out'' and ''bring back her body'' while ''she'' waits in the Tower like ''[[{{Lampshading}} a good princess]]''. It's played for laughs, still, the change was so frightening that not only was Link understandably scared to death, a good percentage of the players were as well. She snapped out of it rather quickly, when Anjean told her that she couldn't force Link to do it alone (like usual), since several traps in the Tower of Spirits needed teamwork to be survived.

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* Princess Zelda turned into a creepy, screaming lunatic for one whole cutscene understandably loses it in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' when Anjean revealed to her reveals that a male demon was going to will take over her body soon. body. She freaked freaks out so badly that that, at one point point, the player has no control over the text boxes. She even scared Link while telling him that ''he'' needs to ''go out'' and ''bring back her body'' while ''she'' waits in the Tower like ''[[{{Lampshading}} a good princess]]''. It's played for laughs, still, the change was so frightening that not only was Link understandably scared to death, a good percentage of the players were as well. She snapped and she snaps out of it rather quickly, quickly when Anjean told tells her that she couldn't force Link needs to do it alone (like usual), since accompany Link, as several traps in the Tower of Spirits needed teamwork to be survived.require teamwork.
20th Aug '16 11:00:43 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': Jessie has a panic attack when faced the prospect of going back into storage.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Jessie has a panic attack when faced the prospect of going back into storage.
20th Aug '16 11:00:24 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', [=SpongeBob=] briefly loses it when [[spoiler:Plankton tells him that it's his fault that they fail to get the secret formula back and throws insult after insult at him]]. This, coupled with the dystopia surrounding him, causes him to start screaming, kicking a trash can, collapsing to the floor, and start [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mixing garbage with recycling]]. He snaps out of it, and [[WhatHaveIBecome realises that he's just become a savage like everybody else]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', [=SpongeBob=] briefly loses it when [[spoiler:Plankton tells him that it's his fault that they fail failed to get the secret formula back and throws insult after insult at him]]. This, coupled with the dystopia surrounding him, causes him to start screaming, kicking a trash can, collapsing to the floor, and start [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mixing garbage with recycling]]. He snaps out of it, and [[WhatHaveIBecome realises that he's just become a savage like everybody else]].else]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': Jessie has a panic attack when faced the prospect of going back into storage.
-->'''Jessie:''' I can't do storage again! I just ''can't!''
-->'''Stinky Pete:''' Jessie? Jessie!
-->'''Jessie:''' ''I WON'T GO BACK IN THE DARK!''
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* VideoGame/MystIIIExile "Your sons, Atrus.]] Do you know what they did?"

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* VideoGame/MystIIIExile "Your sons, Atrus.]] Do you know what they did?"
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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''

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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''
29th Jul '16 3:31:38 PM WillBGood
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* Nolan Fitzgerald from ''Fanfic/NightOfTheVentATaleOfWeirdness''grows increasingly upset and paranoid as the night moves on when Springtrap's movement pattern is altered. Now said animatronic just sitting in the vent. It's a bit odd that a lot of Nolan's paranoia comes from the homicidal animatronic not doing anything at all, but it's pretty likely that at this point he just went over the edge. According to WordOfGod, his sanity BARELY survived.

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* Nolan Fitzgerald from ''Fanfic/NightOfTheVentATaleOfWeirdness''grows ''Fanfic/NightOfTheVentATaleOfWeirdness'' grows increasingly upset and paranoid as the night moves on when Springtrap's movement pattern is altered. Now said animatronic just sitting in the vent. It's a bit odd that a lot of Nolan's paranoia comes from the homicidal animatronic not doing anything at all, but it's pretty likely that at this point he just went over the edge. According to WordOfGod, his sanity BARELY survived.
29th Jul '16 12:35:17 PM FlashRebel
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* An epic one in ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', with a TroubledFetalPosition for good measure : Vaarsuvius discovers that [[AmbiguousGender they]] [[spoiler:killed way more innocent people than anyone can be comfortable with, with one careless use of an epic spell]]. They really start to reconsider their life choices after this.

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* An epic one in ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', with a TroubledFetalPosition for good measure : Vaarsuvius [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius discovers that [[AmbiguousGender they]] [[spoiler:killed killed way more innocent people than anyone can be comfortable with, with one careless use of an epic spell]]. They really start to reconsider their life choices after this.
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