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13th Dec '17 5:32:35 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles' ''Turn Coat,'' Dresden barely manages to avoid this after looking upon [[spoiler: the skinwalker]] with his wizardly Sight. When he Sees it, he blacks out, only to awaken some time later as a gibbering, incoherent mess, and in physical pain. He recites prime numbers to prevent himself from remembering it for a time. [[spoiler: It takes locking himself in a room and assaulting his mind with the image over and over again to get his mind straight (he also gets a PsychicNosebleed). Even then, ''he'll never forget what he saw.'']]

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* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles' ''Turn Coat,'' ''Literature/TurnCoat,'' Dresden barely manages to avoid this after looking upon [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the skinwalker]] with his wizardly Sight. When he Sees it, he blacks out, only to awaken some time later as a gibbering, incoherent mess, and in physical pain. He recites prime numbers to prevent himself from remembering it for a time. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It takes locking himself in a room and assaulting his mind with the image over and over again to get his mind straight (he also gets a PsychicNosebleed). Even then, ''he'll never forget what he saw.'']]
10th Dec '17 8:23:12 PM IamTheCaligula
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** A protagonist protagonist who ''isn't'' [[BodyHorror transformed into something... not nice]] or dead at the end of the story usually suffers this trope. (In the original Creator/HPLovecraft stories, outright madness wasn't as common.)

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** A protagonist protagonist who ''isn't'' [[BodyHorror transformed into something... not nice]] or dead at the end of the story usually suffers this trope. (In the original Creator/HPLovecraft stories, outright madness wasn't as common.)
10th Dec '17 6:03:57 AM FoxBluereaver
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Ash in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. One of the reasons he never asked Delia any questions about his DissapearedDad was because he feared the answers could amount to things he was better off ''not'' knowing.

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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Ash in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. One of the reasons he never asked Delia any questions about his DissapearedDad DisappearedDad was because he feared the answers could amount to things he was better off ''not'' knowing.
10th Dec '17 5:55:34 AM FoxBluereaver
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Ash in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''. One of the reasons he never asked Delia any questions about his DissapearedDad was because he feared the answers could amount to things he was better off ''not'' knowing.
1st Dec '17 5:34:34 AM Danzence
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus suggested that adults freed from the Matrix have an exceptionally hard time adjusting to the real world, why is why they normally don't free people after they reach a certain age. A character remarked "We're gonna kill him. You understand that?" and "He's gonna pop!" on two different occasions regarding Neo reeling from TheReveal.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus suggested that adults freed from the Matrix have an exceptionally hard time adjusting to the real world, why which is why they normally don't free people after they reach a certain age. A character remarked "We're gonna kill him. You understand that?" and "He's gonna pop!" on two different occasions regarding Neo reeling from TheReveal.
16th Nov '17 7:49:52 AM BeerBaron
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** This can be said for those who give into the will of Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]], embracing his insanity. He grants madness as a gift and sees it as a blessing.
14th Nov '17 9:20:41 PM poi99
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* Virtually any game that uses a SanityMeter in its gameplay. This trope is usually the result if the meter ever falls far enough.
7th Nov '17 9:17:42 PM PaulA
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* One of the short stories in the Creator/ChuckPalahniuk collection Literature/{{Haunted 2005}} has something called a "nightmare box" which does exactly this to whoever looks inside it.

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* One of the short stories in the Creator/ChuckPalahniuk collection Literature/{{Haunted 2005}} ''Literature/{{Haunted}}'' has something called a "nightmare box" which does exactly this to whoever looks inside it.
7th Nov '17 2:04:59 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', of all series, has this happen to Sensui in his backstory. Not from any eldritch lore, though, but from simply [[spoiler:seeing how horrible people can be--shattering his belief in black and white morality by witnessing the torments sadistic humans inflicted on demons for fun, leaving him an omnicidal maniac]]. Chapter Black is also noted to be able to force people to go mad from the revelation. It's a compilation of every terrible thing humanity has ever done in loving detail. This is implied to be partly a supernatural effect.

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* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'', of all series, has this happen to Sensui in his backstory. Not from any eldritch lore, though, but from simply [[spoiler:seeing how horrible people can be--shattering his belief in black and white morality by witnessing the torments sadistic humans inflicted on demons for fun, leaving him an omnicidal maniac]]. Chapter Black is also noted to be able to force people to go mad from the revelation. It's a compilation of every terrible thing humanity has ever done in loving detail. This is implied to be partly a supernatural effect. It should be noted this is a case where a ''partial'' revelation has this effect: there's a Chapter White, a compilation of every ''good'' thing humanity has ever done in equal detail. The two are meant to be viewed simultaneously, never seperately.


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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'',
** Discord gets mad with a psychiatrist and exposes him directly to [[EldritchAbomination Entropy's realm]]. The results are not pretty.
** Viewing Havoc and Entropy in their true forms tends to drive mortals insane unless they're dead. Given they're the embodiment of Fear and the End of the Universe, that's understandable.
** Celestia refuses to explain the details of the Shadows Who Make, Watch, and Rule, the beings beyond the Elders, as their true nature would drive a pony insane. [[spoiler:[[HumansAreCthulhu They're the writers, veiwers, and Hasbro]].]]
4th Nov '17 12:33:19 AM SonicGamer07
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* ''VideoGame/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' has [[spoiler:Monika. She gains MediumAwareness, and realizes she's a side character in a visual novel, which causes her to turn {{Yandere}} and start ''deleting'' the other heroines so she can have her own route and romance the player. Sayori in the final Act almost approaches this, but Monika steps in before she does any harm.]]
** This also occurs in a special ending. [[spoiler:If you delete "monika.chr" early from the game files, Sayori will inexplicably become club president and proceed to go insane due to gaining MediumAwareness, which results in a NonStandardGameOver in which she ends up wiping ''all'' the characters from the game. Better hope you had backups of those files, or else you're going to have to reinstall the game.]]
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