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25th Jul '16 3:59:57 PM nombretomado
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* The classic case is ''CyranoDeBergerac''; the titular big nosed master swordsman helps his rival and best friend get the girl.
* In ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', the Phantom, Erik, was one of these. One of the main examples comes at the end of Act I.
* ''MissSaigon'': Given that three years after being forced to abandon her in war-torn Vietnam, Chris is still having nightmares about Kim, he counts as this. His troubled marriage and Kim dying in his arms at the end of the show cinches it.

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* The classic case is ''CyranoDeBergerac''; ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac''; the titular big nosed master swordsman helps his rival and best friend get the girl.
* In ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', the Phantom, Erik, was one of these. One of the main examples comes at the end of Act I.
* ''MissSaigon'': ''Theatre/MissSaigon'': Given that three years after being forced to abandon her in war-torn Vietnam, Chris is still having nightmares about Kim, he counts as this. His troubled marriage and Kim dying in his arms at the end of the show cinches it.
16th Jul '16 6:53:27 PM LlamaRamaDingDong
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* Tragically, this can happen in real life situations. Humans in general can be very stoic and successful, but at the same time can be unfair and cruel. This trope can especially apply to people with mental issues like [[UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism Autism]], UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome and ADHD, their feelings of being misunderstood are stronger than most people, though they seem quite normal, deep down they had to (or can) bury their problems to protect the "status quo". Luckily medicine can be given to them to help them get better. Not so luckily, it doesn't cure all, and it's all too easy to rack up a long list of neuroses before diagnosis or treatment starts. And even then, the feeling of dependence can make taking it depressing.
16th Jul '16 5:15:02 PM nombretomado
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* Asura from ''AsurasWrath'', both when his wife is killed and his daughter is taken from him, and when [[spoiler: The little girl that looked like his daughter is bombed to death with her village]].

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* Asura from ''AsurasWrath'', ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', both when his wife is killed and his daughter is taken from him, and when [[spoiler: The little girl that looked like his daughter is bombed to death with her village]].
11th Jul '16 1:35:01 AM bt8257
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24th Jun '16 5:49:53 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Spider-Man lost Gwen Stacy to the Green Goblin. It's one of the most iconic moments in his history but damn, poor Peter. Meanwhile, in stories set in the future/{{Alternate Universe}}s/{{What If}}s, it’s common for his most famous love interest, Mary Jane Watson, to die or disappear. (Just see the page image with Spidey doing a CradleOfLoneliness on Mary Jane's headstone.)
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has lost Jean ''twice''. He's often {{Misblamed}} for her loss the second time around.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Spider-Man lost Gwen Stacy to the Green Goblin. It's one of the most iconic moments in his history but damn, poor Peter. Meanwhile, in stories set in the future/{{Alternate Universe}}s/{{What If}}s, it’s it's common for his most famous love interest, Mary Jane Watson, to die or disappear. (Just see the page image with Spidey doing a CradleOfLoneliness on Mary Jane's headstone.)
* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' has lost Jean ''twice''. He's often {{Misblamed}} for her loss the second time around.
24th Jun '16 12:23:16 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': Heartbreak One, about fifteen years ago in his backstory. [[spoiler: His Ex still likes him enough to spring him from jail, though.]]

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': Heartbreak One, Captain Bartlett, about fifteen years ago in his backstory.backstory, hence his alternate callsign of "Heartbreak One". [[spoiler: His Ex still likes him enough to spring him from jail, though.]]



* Plenty of this in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, especially from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' onward, with the addition of [[DeterminedWidow Fortune]]. However, the most iconic of this is [[TookALevelInBadass Raiden]], who after losing his lover (due to combination of PTSD and [[YourCheatingHeart another guy's presence]]) and [[ConvenientMiscarriage baby]] [[spoiler:[[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim (the baby actually alive, but hidden through marriage with "another guy", so the Patriots can't use him)]]]], always angsts outside the battlefield, but making [[DemonicSpider Gekkos]] his bitches when on the battlefield. In fact, his picture is once featured on BadassAngster main page.

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* Plenty of this in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, especially from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' onward, with the addition of [[DeterminedWidow Fortune]]. However, the most iconic of this is [[TookALevelInBadass Raiden]], who after losing his lover (due to combination of PTSD and [[YourCheatingHeart another guy's presence]]) and [[ConvenientMiscarriage baby]] [[spoiler:[[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim (the baby is actually alive, but hidden through marriage with "another guy", so the Patriots can't use him)]]]], always angsts outside the battlefield, but making [[DemonicSpider Gekkos]] his bitches when on the battlefield. In fact, his picture is once featured on BadassAngster main page.battlefield.



* Ash Williams is a recovering HeartbrokenBadass in ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', happily engaged to a girl named Wendy. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he finds out she's a book needed to fend off a demonic invasion. Discouraged and embittered, he doesn't know how to turn her back into a woman or whether he wants to.]]

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* Ash Williams is a recovering HeartbrokenBadass Heartbroken Badass in ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'', happily engaged to a girl named Wendy. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he finds out she's a book needed to fend off a demonic invasion. Discouraged and embittered, he doesn't know how to turn her back into a woman or whether he wants to.]]
17th Jun '16 9:32:06 AM bt8257
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* An iconic picture taken after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_the_Angels_School_fire Our Lady of Angels School Fire]] depicts a [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zmnThRVdmqI/Sd1ZuyKaLSI/AAAAAAAAAWg/wXp0MwhbdPI/s400/sm_CarryingJohnJajkowski.JPG tough and rugged firefighter openly weeping over the burnt body he holds in his arms]]. This image is credited as the poster image of major fire-safety reform.

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* An iconic picture taken after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_the_Angels_School_fire Our Lady of the Angels School Fire]] depicts a shows [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zmnThRVdmqI/Sd1ZuyKaLSI/AAAAAAAAAWg/wXp0MwhbdPI/s400/sm_CarryingJohnJajkowski.JPG tough and rugged firefighter Richard Scheidt openly weeping over while holding the burnt body he holds of John Jajkowski in his arms]]. This image is credited as the poster image of major fire-safety reform.
9th Jun '16 7:25:26 PM thatmadork
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* Sol Badguy from the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games. Imagine your [[BigBadFriend best friend]] transforms your lover (against her will) into a HumanoidAbomination who loses her memories, goes completely insane, and goes on to instigate a century of genocidal war against mankind - Japan is wiped off the map completely. Who has to put her down? You, of course, using the powers you gained from being transformed against your will as well. Five years later, you have to do the same to some pitiable clone of her who runs around like a dutiful child running errands for her "mother" and [[VillainousBreakdown descends into an insane fit]] when she fails. You're [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld at least 170 years old]], NighInvulnerable and have (almost) nothing to live for beyond finding that asshole "friend" of yours and beating some answers out of him.
5th Jun '16 11:21:58 AM Tron80
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* Shinji doesn't show it outwardly in ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', but he’s traumatized because he abandoned his life’s love when she needed him the most, and he let her die.
3rd Jun '16 10:44:13 PM Doug86
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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt was heartbroken over the death of his son in WorldWarI. The [[{{Determinator}} sheer will]] that kept him in good health quickly faded. DeathByDespair soon followed.

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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt was heartbroken over the death of his son in WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The [[{{Determinator}} sheer will]] that kept him in good health quickly faded. DeathByDespair soon followed.
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