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7th Sep '17 12:21:57 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''Music/TheWall'': When Pink trashes his hotel room, it's probably the first time he's genuinely expressed or even [[TheStoic felt]] an emotion after years of stuffing it all down.


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* The Ninth Doctor's regeneration in ''DoctorWho'' is the first truly ''happy'' regeneration of the entire series.
1st Jul '17 4:45:39 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherWiki defines it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharsis here]], mentioning that some modern psychiatrists call this ''closure''.

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki defines it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharsis here]], mentioning that some modern psychiatrists call this ''closure''.
28th Nov '16 11:24:15 PM Gamermaster
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* It's something of a running gag in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' that characters find inflicting pain on Geminiman to be cathartic. The AltText suggests that it might be the paint that he uses on his armor.
18th Aug '16 9:17:55 PM PaulA
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* In [[Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]], ex-Tykebomb Mark Vorkosigan starts the story a confused, self-sabotaging mess of a man. After being captured and tortured by [[ArcVillain Baron Ryoval]], his mind shatters - with the result that his multiple personalities, finally aware of each other, can start working together, using PowerBornOfMadness to defeat Ryoval and rebuild his life.

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* In [[Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]], ex-Tykebomb ''Literature/MirrorDance'', ex-{{Tykebomb}} Mark Vorkosigan starts the story a confused, self-sabotaging mess of a man. After being captured and tortured by [[ArcVillain Baron Ryoval]], his mind shatters - -- with the result that his multiple personalities, finally aware of each other, can start working together, using PowerBornOfMadness to defeat Ryoval and rebuild his life.
8th Jun '16 4:22:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* In MichaelFlynn's Literature/SpiralArm novel ''Up Jim River'', Donovan is given a drug that a native culture uses for vision quests. When he recovers, he is not cured of his multiple personalities, but is definitely more integrated.
* In [[TheVorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]], ex-Tykebomb Mark Vorkosigan starts the story a confused, self-sabotaging mess of a man. After being captured and tortured by [[ArcVillain Baron Ryoval]], his mind shatters - with the result that his multiple personalities, finally aware of each other, can start working together, using PowerBornOfMadness to defeat Ryoval and rebuild his life.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's Literature/SpiralArm novel ''Up Jim River'', Donovan is given a drug that a native culture uses for vision quests. When he recovers, he is not cured of his multiple personalities, but is definitely more integrated.
* In [[TheVorkosiganSaga [[Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga Mirror Dance]], ex-Tykebomb Mark Vorkosigan starts the story a confused, self-sabotaging mess of a man. After being captured and tortured by [[ArcVillain Baron Ryoval]], his mind shatters - with the result that his multiple personalities, finally aware of each other, can start working together, using PowerBornOfMadness to defeat Ryoval and rebuild his life.
20th May '16 2:08:55 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', Makoto goes back into the Hope's Peak Academy as seen in a sandbox version of the D-7 simulation, a virtual reality program designed to push students past their emotional limits to test their mettle via [[DeadlyGames Deadly Games]][=.=] He does this in order to better understand the events that happened to him, and their effects on his psyche, and fortunately, there are AIs there to explain things to him. [[spoiler: Or unfortunately, given they still want to help Makoto "grow".]]



* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', Makoto goes back into the Hope's Peak Academy as seen in a sandbox version of the D-7 simulation, a virtual reality program designed to push students past their emotional limits to test their mettle via [[DeadlyGames Deadly Games]][=.=] He does this in order to better understand the events that happened to him, and their effects on his psyche, and fortunately, there are AIs there to explain things to him. [[spoiler: Or unfortunately, given they still want to help Makoto "grow".]]

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* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', Makoto goes back into the Hope's Peak Academy as seen in a sandbox version of the D-7 simulation, a virtual reality program designed to push students past their emotional limits to test their mettle via [[DeadlyGames Deadly Games]][=.=] He does this in order to better understand the events that happened to him, and their effects on his psyche, and fortunately, there are AIs there to explain things to him. [[spoiler: Or unfortunately, given they still want to help Makoto "grow".]]
6th May '16 5:12:29 AM Toxicworld
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* In ''FanFic/HopeOnADistantMountain'', Makoto goes back into the Hope's Peak Academy as seen in a sandbox version of the D-7 simulation, a virtual reality program designed to push students past their emotional limits to test their mettle via [[DeadlyGames Deadly Games]][=.=] He does this in order to better understand the events that happened to him, and their effects on his psyche, and fortunately, there are AIs there to explain things to him. [[spoiler: Or unfortunately, given they still want to help Makoto "grow".]]
23rd Jan '16 3:35:49 PM StFan
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Gohan gets the chance to pummel his absent and neglectful father when a villain takes over his body.
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* Defied in Film/AmericanPsycho. The film closes with Bateman, in the middle of a MotiveRant to himself, realizes that even admitting he is a CardCarryingVillain to himself does not give him any catharis.

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* Defied in Film/AmericanPsycho. ''Film/AmericanPsycho''. The film closes with Bateman, in the middle of a MotiveRant to himself, realizes that even admitting he is a CardCarryingVillain to himself does not give him any catharis.

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Gohan gets the chance to pummel his absent and neglectful father when a villain takes over his body.
* When the [[WebOriginal/RedVsBlue Reds and Blues]] finally get to beat the tar out of [[spoiler: ManipulativeBastard Felix]], it is ridiculously satisfying, for them and the audience.

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* A number of ancient societies had some form of ceremony that was intended for this purpose.
** In AncientGreece, there were rituals to propiate the gods and discharge the ritual pollution that had led to your problems -- such as insanity. If it failed, you needed to try another god; this was not the offended one. If it succeeded, you had achieved ''catharsis'' or cleansing.

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purpose. In AncientGreece, there were rituals to propiate the gods and discharge the ritual pollution that had led to your problems -- such as insanity. If it failed, you needed to try another god; this was not the offended one. If it succeeded, you had achieved ''catharsis'' or cleansing.
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* When the [[WebOriginal/RedVsBlue Reds and Blues]] finally get to beat the tar out of [[spoiler: ManipulativeBastard Felix]], it is ridiculously satisfying, for them and the audience.
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