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15th Jun '17 6:48:27 PM Jeduthun
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Often the result if the protagonist becomes an UnwittingPawn. Sometimes combined with HeroicBSOD; common with VillainousBSOD. Can be a self-inflicted WhatTheHellHero. Contrast IDidWhatIHadToDo, BeAllMySinsRemembered, and IRegretNothing. Compare ItsAllMyFault, HeelRealization and KickTheMoralityPet. See also OutDamnedSpot, BeingEvilSucks, NiceJobBreakingItHero, and SympatheticMurderBackstory. This sort of moment is often why a RegretfulTraitor feels that regret. May be the result of an all too successful PygmalionPlot to TeachHimAnger. When a work tries to deliberately invoke this as an audience reaction, that's YouBastard (whether it's successful or not).

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Often the result if the protagonist becomes an UnwittingPawn. Sometimes combined with HeroicBSOD; common with VillainousBSOD. Can be a self-inflicted WhatTheHellHero. Contrast IDidWhatIHadToDo, BeAllMySinsRemembered, and IRegretNothing. Compare ItsAllMyFault, HeelRealization and KickTheMoralityPet. See also OutDamnedSpot, BeingEvilSucks, NiceJobBreakingItHero, and SympatheticMurderBackstory. This sort of moment is often why a RegretfulTraitor feels that regret. May be the result of an all too successful PygmalionPlot to TeachHimAnger. When a work tries to deliberately invoke this as an audience reaction, that's YouBastard (whether it's successful or not).
not). If "My {{God}}" is taken literally, it may lead to a HeelFaithTurn.
4th May '17 11:32:21 AM SullenFrog
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* In ''[[VisualNove/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Mask of Arcadius]]'', Icari Isidolde tries to convince Captain Kayto Shields to let PACT forces destroy a civilian freighter carrying Alliance diplomats in order to spark a war. Whether Shields abandons the freighter[[note]]in which case it is destroyed[[/note]] or defends it[[note]]in which case the PACT forces are driven off and Icari tries to destroy the freighter herself[[/note]], Icari experiences this trope when she looks through one of the ship’s portholes and sees a terrified little girl staring back at her. It hits Icari especially hard, as she herself was orphaned as a child when a PACT patrol blew up her family’s starship.

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* In ''[[VisualNove/{{Sunrider}} ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Mask of Arcadius]]'', Icari Isidolde tries to convince Captain Kayto Shields to let PACT forces destroy a civilian freighter carrying Alliance diplomats in order to spark a war. Whether Shields abandons the freighter[[note]]in which case it is destroyed[[/note]] or defends it[[note]]in which case the PACT forces are driven off and Icari tries to destroy the freighter herself[[/note]], Icari experiences this trope when she looks through one of the ship’s portholes and sees a terrified little girl staring back at her. It hits Icari especially hard, as she herself was orphaned as a child when a PACT patrol blew up her family’s starship.
4th May '17 11:29:11 AM SullenFrog
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* In ''[[VisualNove/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Mask of Arcadius]]'', Icari Isidolde tries to convince Captain Kayto Shields to let PACT forces destroy a civilian freighter carrying Alliance diplomats in order to spark a war. Whether Shields abandons the freighter[[note]]in which case it is destroyed[[/note]] or defends it[[note]]in which case the PACT forces are driven off and Icari tries to destroy the freighter herself[[/note]], Icari experiences this trope when she looks through one of the ship’s portholes and sees a terrified little girl staring back at her. It hits Icari especially hard, as she herself was orphaned as a child when a PACT patrol blew up her family’s starship.
16th Dec '16 8:22:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': A lot of people who are being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-controlled by the Chaos gods]] are only able to break free immediately after they've done something they really shouldn't have, such as [[Literature/HorusHeresy betraying their adopted father and dooming the galaxy to an eternity of war]] or [[DarkAngels betraying their entire legion and mortally wounding their adopted son.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': A lot of people who are being [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-controlled by the Chaos gods]] are only able to break free immediately after they've done something they really shouldn't have, such as [[Literature/HorusHeresy betraying their adopted father and dooming the galaxy to an eternity of war]] or [[DarkAngels [[Literature/DarkAngels betraying their entire legion and mortally wounding their adopted son.]]
23rd Nov '16 8:04:58 AM BatmanKalEl
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Well-intentioned but misguided character -- very likely a TragicHero, a TragicVillain or AntiVillain -- [[OhCrap comes to realize that]] [[MoralDissonance his actions have caused incredible damage]], [[KickTheMoralityPet physical pain, emotional pain, or even loss of life]]. The usual line that comes after this is the title of the article (sometimes, without the "My God"). TearsOfRemorse may accompany it.

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Well-intentioned but misguided character -- very likely a TragicHero, a TragicVillain or AntiVillain -- [[OhCrap [[HeelRealization comes to realize that]] [[MoralDissonance his actions have caused incredible damage]], [[KickTheMoralityPet physical pain, emotional pain, or even loss of life]]. The usual line that comes after this is the title of the article (sometimes, without the "My God"). TearsOfRemorse may accompany it.
4th Jun '16 5:31:06 PM nombretomado
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* One of the extended bad endings in the PS2 version of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' has [[spoiler: Kotonoha murder Sekai in cold blood and then offer herself to Makoto, who was watching. Makoto's horrified reaction causes Kotonoha to realize what she has done, and she breaks down in tears.]]

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* One of the extended bad endings in the PS2 [=PS2=] version of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' has [[spoiler: Kotonoha murder Sekai in cold blood and then offer herself to Makoto, who was watching. Makoto's horrified reaction causes Kotonoha to realize what she has done, and she breaks down in tears.]]
25th Apr '16 2:38:09 AM Mdumas43073
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21st Apr '16 9:41:02 AM Willbyr
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21st Apr '16 9:40:49 AM Willbyr
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:REPIN_Ivan_Terrible%26Ivan.jpg Ivan the Terrible has just murdered his son in the heat of the moment]]. [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ivan_the_Terrible_%26_son_-_detail.jpg Look at his eyes. LOOK. AT. THEM.]]]]-]

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17th Apr '16 1:03:40 PM TinMan
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* In ''Literature/TheBible'', in a most literal example of this trope, Judas Iscariot came to regret his betrayal of Jesus Christ to the Pharisees and gave back the thirty pieces of silver he'd been paid for the deed. Still unable to come to terms with what he'd done, he proceeded to hang himself out of guilt.[[/folder]]
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