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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. [[AC:{{Literature}}]]
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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. [[AC:{{Literature}}]]catharis. [[/folder]] [[folder:Literature]]

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[[AC:Web Original]] * 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. [[AC:RealLife]]
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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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* A number of ancient societies had some form of ceremony that was intended for this purpose. ** 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. [[/folder]]
16th Dec '15 9:43:55 AM notatrollsix
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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.
1st Oct '15 6:18:58 AM Materioptikon
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* Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literatute/XWingSeries novels are full of this. Most notably, [[TheWoobie Myn Donos']] arc in ''Wraith Squadron'' contains at least two distinct and separate examples of this trope.
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* Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literatute/XWingSeries ''Literatute/XWingSeries'' novels are full of this. Most notably, [[TheWoobie Myn Donos']] arc in ''Wraith Squadron'' contains at least two distinct and separate examples of this trope.
28th Jul '15 1:42:18 AM Koveras
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There is also a more serious form of catharsis where psychological ills are healed through ceremony or painful experiences. Basically, usually as a major plot point, a character either seeks or inadvertently goes through an experience that normally only a NightmareFetishist might seek, and it helps them deal with a medical, psychological, etc. condition. [[CatharsisFactor When a story does this for a reader in the real world]], it's YMMV. When it occurs InUniverse, it's less subjective. May take the form of PercussiveTherapy.
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There is also a more serious form of catharsis where psychological ills are healed through ceremony or painful experiences. Basically, usually as a major plot point, a character either seeks or inadvertently goes through an experience that normally only a NightmareFetishist might seek, and it helps them deal with a medical, psychological, etc. condition. [[CatharsisFactor When a story does this for a reader in the real world]], it's YMMV. When it occurs InUniverse, it's less subjective. May take the form of PercussiveTherapy. PercussiveTherapy or a CatharticScream.
23rd May '15 1:33:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Karin}}'', gloomy Fumio becomes an energetic optimist after being bitten by [[EmotionEater Karin]]. Everyone gets a boost from a bite from her or her brother but with Fumio it's the most noticeable. * In ''Anime/DragonBallZAbridged'' Gohan gets the chance to pummel his absent and neglectful father when a villain takes over his body.
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* In ''{{Karin}}'', ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', gloomy Fumio becomes an energetic optimist after being bitten by [[EmotionEater Karin]]. Everyone gets a boost from a bite from her or her brother but with Fumio it's the most noticeable. * In ''Anime/DragonBallZAbridged'' Gohan gets the chance to pummel his absent and neglectful father when a villain takes over his body.

* ''TheHorseWhisperer'' ends up helping both the horse and owner this way.
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* ''TheHorseWhisperer'' ''Film/TheHorseWhisperer'' ends up helping both the horse and owner this way.

* Defied in 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 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.

* ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]: AaronAllston's [[XWingSeries X-Wing novels]] are full of this. Most notably, [[TheWoobie Myn Donos']] arc in ''Wraith Squadron'' contains at least two distinct and separate examples of this trope.
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* ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]: AaronAllston's [[XWingSeries X-Wing novels]] Creator/AaronAllston's ''Literatute/XWingSeries novels are full of this. Most notably, [[TheWoobie Myn Donos']] arc in ''Wraith Squadron'' contains at least two distinct and separate examples of this trope.

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[[AC:Web Original]] * ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]: AaronAllston's [[XWingSeries X-Wing novels]] are full of this. Most notably, [[TheWoobie Myn Donos']] arc in ''Wraith Squadron'' contains at least two distinct In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Gohan gets the chance to pummel his absent and separate examples of this trope.neglectful father when a villain takes over his body.
23rd May '15 1:31:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similar to the AnalyzeThis example above, Veronica once shot a pillow in her office (using a silencered gun) on BetterOffTed.
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* Similar to the AnalyzeThis example above, Veronica once shot a pillow in her office (using a silencered gun) on BetterOffTed.''Series/BetterOffTed''.
13th Mar '15 2:25:30 AM Koveras
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* Shaundi's LoyaltyMission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' culminates in this: after taking up the suggestion to [[EverybodyMustGetStoned get stoned]] from [[spoiler:her LiteralSplitPersonality, the "Classic" Shaundi]], the two of them discover that the drug gave them superpowers. [[spoiler:The "New"]] Shaundi also discovers that [[spoiler:her old self]] ''can'' have great ideas, while the latter acknowledges that the former is not as stuck-up as she thought, and the two of them finally reconcile. Cue a cathartic superpowered race between the two (and the Boss) and a playful rooftop duel.
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* Shaundi's LoyaltyMission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' culminates in this: after taking up the suggestion to [[EverybodyMustGetStoned get stoned]] from [[spoiler:her LiteralSplitPersonality, the "Classic" Shaundi]], the two of them discover that the drug gave them superpowers. [[spoiler:The "New"]] Shaundi also discovers that [[spoiler:her old self]] ''can'' have great ideas, while the latter acknowledges that the former is not as stuck-up as she thought, and the two of them finally reconcile. Cue a cathartic superpowered race between the two (and the Boss) and a playful rooftop duel. And ''then'', after the battle against Veteran Child, she defuses a SadisticChoice situation where [[spoiler:VC takes both of her selves hostage and forces the Boss to choose between them--by each of her selves killing his copy holding the ''other'' Shaundi: not only does this show their acceptance of each other, but also finally breaks Shaundi's fears of being a permanent DistressedDamsel for life]]. Really, the whole mission is just one long catharsis for her.
2nd Mar '15 5:14:23 AM Koveras
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* Shaundi's LoyaltyMission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' culminates in this: after taking up the suggestion to [[EverybodyMustGetStoned get stoned]] from [[spoiler:her LiteralSplitPersonality, the "Classic" Shaundi]], the two of them discover that they got superpowers. The [[spoiler:"New"]] Shaundi discovers that [[spoiler:her old self]] ''can'' have great ideas, while the latter acknowledges that the former is not as stuck-up as she thought, and the two of them finally reconcile. Queue a cathartic superpowered race between the two (and the Boss) and a playful rooftop duel.
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* Shaundi's LoyaltyMission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' culminates in this: after taking up the suggestion to [[EverybodyMustGetStoned get stoned]] from [[spoiler:her LiteralSplitPersonality, the "Classic" Shaundi]], the two of them discover that they got the drug gave them superpowers. The [[spoiler:"New"]] [[spoiler:The "New"]] Shaundi also discovers that [[spoiler:her old self]] ''can'' have great ideas, while the latter acknowledges that the former is not as stuck-up as she thought, and the two of them finally reconcile. Queue Cue a cathartic superpowered race between the two (and the Boss) and a playful rooftop duel.
2nd Mar '15 5:09:39 AM Koveras
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* Shaundi's LoyaltyMission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' culminates in this: after taking up the suggestion to get stoned from [[spoiler:her LiteralSplitPersonality, the "Classic" Shaundi]], the two of them discover that they got superpowers. The [[spoiler:"New"]] Shaundi discovers that [[spoiler:her old self]] ''can'' have great ideas, while the latter acknowledges that the former is not as stuck-up as she thought, and the two of them finally reconcile. Queue a cathartic superpowered race between the two (and the Boss) and a playful rooftop duel.
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* Shaundi's LoyaltyMission in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' culminates in this: after taking up the suggestion to [[EverybodyMustGetStoned get stoned stoned]] from [[spoiler:her LiteralSplitPersonality, the "Classic" Shaundi]], the two of them discover that they got superpowers. The [[spoiler:"New"]] Shaundi discovers that [[spoiler:her old self]] ''can'' have great ideas, while the latter acknowledges that the former is not as stuck-up as she thought, and the two of them finally reconcile. Queue a cathartic superpowered race between the two (and the Boss) and a playful rooftop duel.
28th Feb '15 1:49:57 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': [[BreakTheCutie Jack]] is '''not''' what you would call a well adjusted individual, owing in no small part to the [[PlayingWithSyringes horrific experiments]] performed on her. The mission to secure her loyalty has you guiding her through the abandoned facility where these experiments were performed and dealing with some of the remnants of her past, before setting a BigBulkyBomb in her old cell and blowing the lab to smithereens. Afterwards, she becomes... well, slightly less AxCrazy. The achievement you get for completing the mission is even called "Catharsis."
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': [[BreakTheCutie Jack]] is '''not''' what you would call a well adjusted individual, owing in no small part to the [[PlayingWithSyringes horrific experiments]] performed on her. The mission to secure her loyalty Her LoyaltyMission has you guiding her through the abandoned facility where these experiments were performed and dealing with some of the remnants of her past, before setting a BigBulkyBomb in her old cell and blowing the lab to smithereens. Afterwards, she becomes... well, slightly less AxCrazy. The achievement you get for completing the mission is even called "Catharsis."
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