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9th Jul '16 3:17:09 PM Divra
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** In the book that can be argued to be the sequel to ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', The Mysterious Island, the group encounters a man abandoned on a nearby island, who has been driven entirely mad. After spending time with the group he recovers.

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** * In the book that can be argued to be the sequel to ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', The Mysterious Island, ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'', the group encounters a man abandoned on a nearby island, who has been driven entirely mad. After He recovers some after spending time with the group group, though it takes months before he recovers.speaks and even then he is never quite comfortable around the others.
1st Jul '16 8:19:42 PM nombretomado
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* MarionZimmerBradley's story ''Elbow Room'' is something of a twist: [[spoiler: the woman chosen for duty on an isolated station is actually all alone; the other people she thinks are there are her other personalities. She briefly flips out when she realizes this, but then goes back to the way things were.]] (Someone else who's read this story could probably describe it better.) There's a brief mention of how they tried sending groups of extroverts to man the station together, but they couldn't stand being cooped up together.

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* MarionZimmerBradley's Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's story ''Elbow Room'' is something of a twist: [[spoiler: the woman chosen for duty on an isolated station is actually all alone; the other people she thinks are there are her other personalities. She briefly flips out when she realizes this, but then goes back to the way things were.]] (Someone else who's read this story could probably describe it better.) There's a brief mention of how they tried sending groups of extroverts to man the station together, but they couldn't stand being cooped up together.



* In the second book in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' (The Golem's Eye), Honorius is an example of this after [[spoiler: being cooped up in Gladstone's tomb for over a century.]]

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* In the second book in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' (The Golem's Eye), Honorius is an example of this after [[spoiler: being cooped up in Gladstone's tomb for over a century.]]
29th Jun '16 5:23:18 AM darkknight109
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** Most famously (and rather disturbingly) demonstrated by Harry Harlow's experiments on rhesus monkeys. Harlow experimented with isolating monkeys from their mothers and peers - sometimes leaving them able to observe from afar, other times leaving them inside a completely dark, featureless metal container he dubbed "The Pit of Despair." The experiments showed that after a few months of isolation, the monkeys were socially stunted and unable to properly function, even going so far as to harm themselves or refuse to eat to the point of fatal malnutrition. Worth noting that Harlow's experiments (and his "colourful" depictions of them - the Pit of Despair was par for the course in terms of his naming conventions) were considered so disturbing, they helped kick-start the animal liberation movement and resulted in many new ethical regulations for the treatment of lab animals.
17th Jun '16 11:53:25 PM Doug86
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* Comicbook/{{Cable}}'s recent series involving TimeTravel and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Bishop]] chasing after a LivingMacGuffin had SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. One would think "But he's already CrazyAwesome," but this Deadpool got stuck in a container underneath the earth for hundreds of years. He created another personality to play Hangman against and then started arguing with that personality cause it was ''better at playing Hangman than he was''.

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* Comicbook/{{Cable}}'s recent series involving TimeTravel and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Bishop]] chasing after a LivingMacGuffin had SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. One would think "But he's already CrazyAwesome," but this Deadpool got stuck in a container underneath the earth for hundreds of years. He created another personality to play Hangman against and then started arguing with that personality cause it was ''better at playing Hangman than he was''.
14th Jun '16 10:27:47 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In the ''FanFic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'' story ''[[http://scroogemacduck.deviantart.com/art/Haunted-Mansion-Visiting-the-Cat-615316991 Visiting the Cat]]'', the Ghost Host worries that this trope would apply to the already pretty psychotic SealedEvilInACan One-Eyed Black Cat, and visits him sometimes despite their mutual hatred in an effort to [[AvertedTrope Avert]] this trope. Although the Cat denies it, his mad laughing to himself even as the Ghost Host has left strongly suggests he isn't all that well.
26th May '16 11:09:58 AM murphieschecker
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** In the book that can be argued to be the sequel to ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', The Mysterious Island, the group encounters a man abandoned on a nearby island, who has been driven entirely mad. After spending time with the group he recovers.
25th May '16 8:47:16 AM narm00
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** While player characters usually needn't worry, the books specify that this is a way to justify insane Storyteller characters (such as, say, a [[PrometheanTheCreated Promethean]] who's spent so long "going to the wastes" he can't even remember how to talk).
** ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'': It threatens Changeling's [[SanityMeter Clarity]] to go even a week without human contact. Being already traumatized, abused, and delusional, not having others around to reassure one's normalcy and safety is a great way to sink further and further into madness... One character is a CrazySurvivalist who lives in the Hedge beyond the mundane world and has gone so batty that she hallucinates half of her surroundings.

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** While player characters usually needn't worry, the books specify that this is a way to justify insane Storyteller characters (such as, say, a [[PrometheanTheCreated [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Promethean]] who's spent so long "going to the wastes" he can't even remember how to talk).
** ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'': It threatens Changeling's a changeling's [[SanityMeter Clarity]] to go even a week without human contact. Being already traumatized, abused, and delusional, not having others around to reassure one's normalcy and safety is a great way to sink further and further into madness... One character is a CrazySurvivalist who lives in the Hedge beyond the mundane world and has gone so batty that she hallucinates half of her surroundings.
16th May '16 3:27:19 AM arjayoh
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* This happens to the entire building in ''Film/HighRise''!
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.]]
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