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4th May '16 4:55:41 AM Dravencour
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there was a demonic armor that was cursed so that the wearer could not remove it once equipped. However, the armor was also enchanted to provide sustenance so that the wearer did not have to eat, drink, or sleep. The story goes that one adventurer found and wore the armor. As his party was adventuring through a dungeon, he fell into a pit trap that sealed itself after he fell in. His party didn't notice him fall and never found the trap. The poor adventurer spent decades in the pit going mad before dying of old age.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there was a demonic armor that was cursed so that the wearer could not remove it once equipped. However, the armor was also enchanted to provide sustenance so that the wearer did not have to eat, drink, or sleep. The story goes that one adventurer found and wore the armor. As his party was adventuring through a dungeon, he fell into a pit trap that sealed itself after he fell in. His party didn't notice him fall and never found the trap. [[AndIMustScream The poor adventurer spent decades in the pit going mad before dying of old age.age]].
3rd May '16 4:45:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', this is stated to be a fate which befalls witches who cause a Logic Error but eventually manage to escape. [[spoiler:Including Lambda and Bern, which is the reason they're so messed up now.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', this is stated to be a fate which befalls witches who cause a Logic Error but eventually manage to escape. [[spoiler:Including Lambda and Bern, which is the reason they're so messed up now.]]
1st May '16 11:21:48 PM Jarek
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', isolation, or at least having no one to talk to to act as his conscience tends to do very bad things to the Doctor. This is especially proven in the new series, where he goes on a power trip and almost becomes the Master Mk. II in "The Waters of Mars" because he didn't have a companion on hand to call him on his darker tendencies. He also admits he gets very lonely without someone around and the times he is seen alone he gets noticeably unhinged if the time elapsed is long enough. The second part of the three-part Series 9 finale, "Heaven Sent", has him isolated in a torture chamber with no one else around but a voiceless, deadly monster he must evade -- and the Doctor's just come off of being the helpless witness to [[spoiler: his companion Clara's death]] in the previous episode. With his so anguish fresh and raw and no one to help him, he is DrivenToMadness, so damaged that he spends most of the final part, "Hell Bent", as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds who is willing to risk the universe's safety just to [[spoiler: get her back whether she wants it or not]], and thus ''almost'' crosses the MoralEventHorizon.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', isolation, or at least having no one to talk to to act as his conscience tends to do very bad things to the Doctor. This is especially proven in the new series, where he goes on a power trip and almost becomes the Master Mk. II in "The Waters of Mars" because he didn't have a companion on hand to [[WhatTheHellHero call him on his darker tendencies.tendencies]]. He also admits he gets very lonely without someone around and the times he is seen alone he gets noticeably unhinged if the time elapsed is long enough. The second part of the three-part Series 9 finale, "Heaven Sent", has him isolated in a torture chamber with no one else around but a voiceless, deadly monster he must evade -- and the Doctor's just come off of being the helpless witness to [[spoiler: his companion Clara's death]] in the previous episode. With his so anguish fresh and raw and no one to help him, he is DrivenToMadness, so damaged that he spends most of the final part, "Hell Bent", as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds who is willing to risk the universe's safety just to [[spoiler: get her back whether she wants it or not]], and thus ''almost'' crosses the MoralEventHorizon.
27th Apr '16 6:03:59 PM benda
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*** Astronauts qualify too.
15th Apr '16 10:39:39 PM redandready45
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** In the famous episode [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E8TimeEnoughAtLast Time Enough At Last]], Bemis slowly goes mad being the only living man on earth, and having nothing new to read. He eventually puts a gun to his head, until he comes across a pile of books.
5th Apr '16 1:24:35 AM erforce
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-->--'''Charlie Crews''', ''Series/{{Life}}'', speaking to [[PunkInTheTrunk a man in the trunk of his car]]

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-->--'''Charlie -->-- '''Charlie Crews''', ''Series/{{Life}}'', speaking to [[PunkInTheTrunk a man in the trunk of his car]]



* Ben Gunn from ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1950}}''.

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* %%* Ben Gunn from ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1950}}''.



* Oh Dae-Su from ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'' gets locked up in room for reasons unknown to him for 15 years, being released when he was going to escape. He gets obsessed with revenge at any cost.

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* Oh Dae-Su from ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'' ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'' gets locked up in room for reasons unknown to him for 15 years, being released when he was going to escape. He gets obsessed with revenge at any cost.
29th Mar '16 4:49:11 PM cybertoy0
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* [[RobotBuddy BEN]] from Disney's ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' is a subversion; While he claims that the reason he's so loopy is from spending hundreds of years alone on the title planet, the truth is his memory chip was removed, so his brain really ''is'' broken. [[spoiler: Once he gets it back, this aspect of his personality tones down.]]
26th Mar '16 10:37:20 AM rjung
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* Parodied in ''Series/AngieTribeca.'' Angie becomes a disheveled husk after she's placed in solitary confinement, even though (a) her partner Giles was with her the whole time, and (b) they were locked up only for two hours.

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* Parodied in ''Series/AngieTribeca.'' Angie becomes a disheveled husk after she's placed in solitary confinement, even though (a) her partner Giles Geils was with her the whole time, and (b) they were locked up only for two hours.
26th Mar '16 12:25:40 AM rjung
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* Parodied in ''Series/AngieTribeca.'' Angie becomes a disheveled husk after she's placed in solitary confinement, even though (a) her partner Giles was with her the whole time, and (b) they were locked up only for two hours.
25th Mar '16 9:20:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Clare in the ''{{Hyperdrive}}'' episode of the same name is a famous spacewoman in a solo trip around the galaxy who has developed, among other issues, paranoia and the delusion that her cup Mr. Cup is talking to her.

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* Clare in the ''{{Hyperdrive}}'' ''Series/{{Hyperdrive}}'' episode of the same name is a famous spacewoman in a solo trip around the galaxy who has developed, among other issues, paranoia and the delusion that her cup Mr. Cup is talking to her.



* During the three year TimeSkip between seasons four and five of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'', [[BigBad Morgana]] and [[TheCutie Aithusa]] were locked at the bottom of a well without sun for two years. Morgana has gone [[VillainousBreakdown way off the deep end]], and Aithusa has gone from a cute, helpful little dragon to an emaciated shell incapable of speech.
* In an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'', Earl is trying to repay the government tax money he didn't pay (that they wouldn't accept) by doing some work. He spots a ChainGang and asks the guard if he can join. The guard agrees, and Earl is happily working on the side of the road. Problem is, while his back was turned, the guards changed shifts, and the new guard had no idea Earl wasn't a prisoner. (It didn't help that Earl was wearing the same kind of jeans and white T-shirt the prisoners were wearing.) When Earl tries to explain that he isn't supposed to be imprisoned, the guard takes that as having an attitude problem and throws him in solitary. As Earl puts it:

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* During the three year TimeSkip between seasons four and five of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'', ''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}'', [[BigBad Morgana]] and [[TheCutie Aithusa]] were locked at the bottom of a well without sun for two years. Morgana has gone [[VillainousBreakdown way off the deep end]], and Aithusa has gone from a cute, helpful little dragon to an emaciated shell incapable of speech.
* In an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl is trying to repay the government tax money he didn't pay (that they wouldn't accept) by doing some work. He spots a ChainGang and asks the guard if he can join. The guard agrees, and Earl is happily working on the side of the road. Problem is, while his back was turned, the guards changed shifts, and the new guard had no idea Earl wasn't a prisoner. (It didn't help that Earl was wearing the same kind of jeans and white T-shirt the prisoners were wearing.) When Earl tries to explain that he isn't supposed to be imprisoned, the guard takes that as having an attitude problem and throws him in solitary. As Earl puts it:
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