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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]].
12th Aug '16 6:36:05 AM hullflyer
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** The ending of King's short story ''[[Literature/SkeletonCrew The Jaunt]]'' offers another memorable example of the trope.

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** The ending of King's short story ''[[Literature/SkeletonCrew The Jaunt]]'' offers another memorable example of the trope.trope, though it might not be a "revelation", so much as [[spoiler:lots and lots and ''lots'' of time]].
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