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18th Sep '17 1:18:13 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/JewelsOfGwahlur" Yelaya warns Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/JewelsOfGwahlur" Yelaya warns Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian.
7th Sep '17 6:39:24 PM PaulA
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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 [[LovecraftLite stories]] where you can [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]] [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu successfully]].

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The main inspiration for this trope is the work of Creator/HPLovecraft, whose story ''The Call of Cthulhu'' ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' 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 [[LovecraftLite stories]] where you can [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out Cthulhu]] [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu successfully]].
4th Sep '17 12:19:37 AM Silverblade2
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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 disfigured reflection for the first 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.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/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 disfigured reflection for the first 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.
31st Aug '17 8:26:07 AM HalcyonDayz
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* Attacks by demons in the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series are said to be enough to "leave one's mind in ruins," as evidenced by the Demon Hunter's sister from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' and [[spoiler:every PC except the Barbarian from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', though the latter takes a while to drive them completely bugnuts. Or not, as it's stated that Diablo II PCs managed to keep their sanity.]].

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* Attacks by demons in the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series are said to be enough to "leave one's mind in ruins," as evidenced by the Demon Hunter's sister from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' and [[spoiler:every PC except the Barbarian from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', though the latter takes a while to drive them completely bugnuts. Or not, as it's stated that Diablo II PCs [=PCs=] managed to keep their sanity.]].
16th Aug '17 4:28:14 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'':
** The plot is driven by a mutual example of this trope, affecting both TheHero and the BigBad. After all, if coming into contact with an otherwordly existence causes insanity, why wouldn't [[InvertedTrope an Eldritch Abomination go insane after encountering a human]]? The main character Kyousuke has a literally irresistible case of ChronicHeroSyndrome, while [[spoiler:the White Queen fell in love with him at first sight, then became a murderous {{Yandere}} after he rejected her]].
** A temporary example occurs whenever someone loses a [[SummonMagic summoning battle]]. The losers experience a shock equal to seeing the death of one's god (which, given that [[PhysicalGod actual gods]] can be summoned in this series, can be literally the case). They lose any ability to take independent action for 24 hours, and will follow any orders given to them by someone else. Even if that order is to throw themselves off a cliff...
** A permanent and more traditional example occurs whenever the [[EldritchAbomination Black Maw that Swallows All]] is summoned. It devours its own summoner, then leaves its vessel (the person who is possessed by the summoned entity during a summoning ceremony). The vessel is left physically unharmed by the experience, but their mind will be completely and utterly gone.
3rd Aug '17 10:33:30 AM OlmoJV
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** One of the present sages believes that Althair went insane because he couldn't accept that anyone could topple Kandrakar.
24th Jul '17 10:01:10 PM oddstereotype
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24th Jul '17 10:01:08 PM oddstereotype
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* In PsychologicalHorror game ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', UnreliableNarrator protagonist [[ClassicalAntihero James Sunderland]] is already slightly [[LoveMakesYouCrazy unhinged]], but finally discovering the truth about his wife - namely, that he [[spoiler: [[MercyKill killed her]]]] - leaves him spiraling into even deeper depression and madness, until he makes [[MultipleEndings one of several]] desperate decisions... Canonically, this revelation leads him to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]]]].

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* In PsychologicalHorror game ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', UnreliableNarrator protagonist [[ClassicalAntihero James Sunderland]] is already slightly [[LoveMakesYouCrazy unhinged]], but finally discovering the truth about his wife - namely, that he [[spoiler: [[MercyKill killed her]]]] - leaves him spiraling into even deeper depression and madness, until he makes [[MultipleEndings one of several]] desperate decisions... Canonically, In one of the several endings, this revelation leads him to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]]]].
7th Jul '17 2:56:11 PM Daedalis
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* Astrid Mueller of ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' has gathered a body of knowledge about the demons threatening the world, their past interactions with humanity, and their plans. Promotion in the Mueller Organization earns access to larger parts of this knowledge. It's relatively common for the promoted to commit suicide in bizarre ways from the sheer horror.
2nd Jul '17 7:50:14 PM WillBGood
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:: Ophelia might possibly have gone mad from her own revelation.

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:: Ophelia :::Ophelia might possibly have gone mad from her own revelation.
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