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28th Dec '17 11:20:17 PM TriumphForks
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* ''Fanfic/TheMissingWorlds'': Fai's counterpart in the Castle in the Air has gone mad after having [[spoiler:accidentally killed everyone else in the world while also making himself immortal]].
18th Dec '17 6:23:28 PM Snowsky
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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.

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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 themselves, kill their babies, 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.
2nd Dec '17 1:30:40 PM DRCEQ
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* Voldo from the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' lost his sanity as well as his sight from years of being locked in the Money Pit.

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* Voldo from the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' lost his sanity as well as his sight from years of being locked in the Money Pit. Later installments show that he is still very loyal to his master, exiting the pit to acquire new treasures to add to it. His master is a giant gold statue.



** Shade in the Captain Scarlett DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is [[SoleSurvivor the badly dehydrated mayor of Oasis]], [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial a town where everyone is totally alive, honest]]. Loneliness led him to [[OfCorpseHesAlive rig up a mixture of corpses and dummies with recordings of him speaking in-character as the dead townsfolk]].

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** * Shade in the Captain Scarlett DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is [[SoleSurvivor the badly dehydrated mayor of Oasis]], [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial a town where everyone is totally alive, honest]]. Loneliness led him to [[OfCorpseHesAlive rig up a mixture of corpses and dummies with recordings of him speaking in-character as the dead townsfolk]].
2nd Dec '17 11:58:01 AM Siempie
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--->'''The Doctor:''' Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything, ''ever.'' From birth to death, locked inside a cold, metal cage. Completely alone. [[NoIndoorVoice That explains your voice]]! [[AndIMustScream No wonder you]] '''''[[AndIMustScream scream]].'''''

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--->'''The -->'''The Doctor:''' Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything, ''ever.'' From birth to death, locked inside a cold, metal cage. Completely alone. [[NoIndoorVoice That explains your voice]]! [[AndIMustScream No wonder you]] '''''[[AndIMustScream scream]].'''''
2nd Dec '17 11:57:32 AM Siempie
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--->'''The Doctor:''' Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything, ''ever.'' From birth to death, locked inside a cold, metal cage. Completely alone. [[NoIndoorVoice That explains your voice]]! [[AndIMustScream No wonder you]] '''''[[AndIMustScream scream]].'''''
26th Nov '17 7:25:57 PM RichardX1
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** Also the reason that Tim Drake became the third ComicBook/Robin; he noticed that, in the absence of a sidekick or any other field support, Batman was starting to become harsher and less humane.
24th Nov '17 4:02:48 PM Scorntex
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* ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' Corona is a version of Celestia who went mad from the pressure of ruling Equestria functionally on her own (since Luna was distracted by her StartOfDarkness), but Zecora points out that being stuck in the sun for a thousand years by the Elements of Harmony didn't help.
19th Nov '17 3:51:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/TheWind'', Letty moves from Virginia to a dry plains area in Texas that suffers from very frequent dust storms. Being alone with just the dust causes her SanitySlippage, which only gets worse when she's forced to stay inside all alone while her husband is travelling. [[spoiler:And then her AdhorrentAdmirier Wirt is allowed to stay in their house and things go FromBadToWorse]].

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* In ''Film/TheWind'', Letty moves from Virginia to a dry plains area in Texas that suffers from very frequent dust storms. Being alone with just the dust causes her SanitySlippage, which only gets worse when she's forced to stay inside all alone while her husband is travelling. [[spoiler:And then her AdhorrentAdmirier AbhorrentAdmirier Wirt is allowed to stay in their house and things go FromBadToWorse]].
19th Nov '17 3:50:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Film/TheWind'', Letty moves from Virginia to a dry plains area in Texas that suffers from very frequent dust storms. Being alone with just the dust causes her SanitySlippage, which only gets worse when she's forced to stay inside all alone while her husband is travelling. [[spoiler:And then her AdhorrentAdmirier Wirt is allowed to stay in their house and things go FromBadToWorse]].
9th Oct '17 12:00:48 AM PaulA
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* Weirdly averted in most of the stories written by Creator/LarryNiven. He seems to assume that humans are able to survive extremely long periods of isolation without going nuts, as seen in situations such as people traveling through deep space for years, or a man with a time-accelerating device camping out inside it for six or more months so his arm transplant will heal and throw off the forensic investigators looking for someone who just got a new arm transplant. Played straight, however, in "The Ethics of Madness" where a man spends ''[[TimeAbyss millions of years]]'' [[SternChase fleeing from another vessel]]. Towards the end, he is essentially an automaton who moves automatically between the various stations that keep the ship running and him alive; it's explicitly stated that every single bit of memory in his brain has been filled.
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