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30th Sep '16 3:20:59 PM Guide
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* The sad story of George Price, who used several mathematical and biological models to derive a mathematical equation that predicted that altruistic behavior and kindness do not actually come from true selflessness and concern for others, but are only naturally selected in order to promote one's own genetic heritage (people are more likely to be altruistic towards individuals with more similar genetic makeup, which explains why people often care more about their family than others). This theory predicts that there is no inherent selflessness in humans, and the altruistic acts are actually biogically self-serving. Unable to accept such a theory, Price decided to randomly perform altruistic acts, which led him to give away most his possessions. When he was broke and kicked out of his rented house, he decided to take his own life. People said it was because of his despondency over his inability to continue helping the homeless.

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* The sad story of George Price, who used several mathematical and biological models to derive a mathematical equation that predicted that altruistic behavior and kindness do not actually come from true selflessness and concern for others, but are only naturally selected in order to promote one's own genetic heritage (people are more likely to be altruistic towards individuals with more similar genetic makeup, which explains why people often care more about their family than others). This theory predicts that there is no inherent selflessness in humans, and the altruistic acts are actually biogically self-serving. Unable to accept such a theory, Price decided to randomly perform altruistic acts, which led him to give away most of his possessions. When he was broke and kicked out of his rented house, he decided to take his own life. People said it was because of his despondency over his inability to continue helping the homeless.
23rd Sep '16 6:19:04 PM Scraggle
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The main inspiration for this trope is the work of Creator/HPLovecraft, whose story ''The Call of Cthulhu'' is the TropeNamer. Occurs in most of his work and a good deal of Lovecraft-[[CosmicHorrorStory inspired work]] that use {{Mad God}}s and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, indeed Cthulhu-inspired {{RPG}}s often make this a game mechanic. Will be absent from stories where you can [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]] [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu successfully]]. [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K Mostly.]]

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The main inspiration for this trope is the work of Creator/HPLovecraft, whose story ''The Call of Cthulhu'' is the TropeNamer. Occurs in most of his work and a good deal of Lovecraft-[[CosmicHorrorStory inspired work]] that use {{Mad God}}s and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, indeed Cthulhu-inspired {{RPG}}s often make this a game mechanic. Will be mostly absent from stories [[LovecraftLite stories]] where you can [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]] [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu successfully]]. [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K Mostly.]]
successfully]].
20th Sep '16 2:26:18 PM Exusia
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3: Future Chapter'', Kazuo's [[TheReveal reveal]] of the attacker being [[spoiler:technically everybody]] has this effect on Kyousuke, [[spooiler:causing him to become singularly obsessed with ending the game by any means necessary... even if it means killing everybody.]]

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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3: Future Chapter'', Kazuo's [[TheReveal reveal]] of the attacker being [[spoiler:technically everybody]] has this effect on Kyousuke, [[spooiler:causing [[spoiler:causing him to become singularly obsessed with ending the game by any means necessary... even if it means killing everybody.]]
20th Sep '16 2:16:22 PM Exusia
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3: Future Chapter'', Kazuo's [[TheReveal reveal]] of the attacker being [[spoiler:technically everybody]] has this effect on Kyousuke, [[spooiler:causing him to become singularly obsessed with ending the game by any means necessary... even if it means killing everybody.]]
18th Sep '16 12:38:21 PM WhosAsking
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** The being in question was The Great Darkness

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** The being in question was The Great DarknessDarkness, basically the leftover primodium after God created the Universe. No wonder everyone was having such a hard time.
18th Sep '16 12:28:50 PM WhosAsking
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is like this at least some portrayals, more so than most ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villains. More than one interpretation (including the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 movie]]) has shown him bursting into maniacal laughter after seeing his chemically-disfigured reflection for the first time. His fellow RoguesGallery members are listed alongside him under FreakOut.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is like this at least some portrayals, more so than most ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villains. More than one interpretation (including the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 movie]]) has shown him bursting into maniacal laughter after seeing his chemically-disfigured disfigured reflection for the first time.time (depending on the interpretation, it was the result of falling into a chemical vat, getting shot in the face, or both). His fellow RoguesGallery members are listed alongside him under FreakOut.
11th Sep '16 10:50:51 AM ZimFan89
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* The ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''/''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'' has an example of this in the backstory. Long ago, a disciple of Kandrakar known forever afterwards as Althair the Mad Sage, read the scrolls containing the final [[TheProphecy prophecy]] of the first Oracle, N'Ghala. Whatever he read horrified him so much that he burned those scrolls -- and half of Kandrakar's library, in order to destroy any information on [[CastingAShadow shadow magic]] -- before leading his followers on a [[ThePurge Great Purge]] across the universe, slaughtering thousands in order to try and prevent the coming of the [[TheAntichrist "Incoming Darkness"]].
3rd Sep '16 5:40:08 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates2015:'' When Connor Sims gained his powers, he was cast into the Neutral Zone, which exists right on the edge of all existence, and attained a state of hyper-awareness [[spoiler:that allowed him to the cage surrounding all existence, along with whatever made it]]. He spent the next several decades going increasingly mad, which didn't help his efforts to convince people that what he saw was true.
29th Aug '16 9:49:15 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** We also have the case of Ophelia, who certainly could be played this way. Consider her lines after her only on-stage confrontation with Hamlet:
--> '''Ophelia''': Woe is me, to have seen what I´ve seen, see what I see...
Ophelia might possibly have gone mad from her own revelation.


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* Theatre/{{Brand}}: The trope may also be played out on Agnes, because she has a very clear revelation at the end of the fourth act, citing the biblical thesis that those that see God, dies from it. Agnes dies shortly after this.
23rd Aug '16 9:43:02 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Anime/HaloLegends'' segment ''Homecoming'' a few of the escaped Spartans find out they've been replaced with clones [[spoiler: leading a few to commit suicide]].

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* In the ''Anime/HaloLegends'' segment ''Homecoming'' ''Homecoming'', a few of the escaped Spartans find out they've been replaced with clones clones, [[spoiler: leading a few to commit suicide]].
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