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** [=McGillis=] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a rare male example of this trope, having it as part of the giant TraumaCongaLine that is his life and cementing his bitter hatred of people who abuse their power and his desire to dethrone them.
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* Jim Macken aka Alois Trancy, from ''Manga/BlackButler'', the second season. It's confirmed in episode 8 that he was one of several young boys picked up as {{Sex Slave}}s to the the elderly Earl. In addition, he had to pose as the Earl's son too, which adds an uncomfortable ParentalIncest aspect to the whole thing even though they were not related.

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* Jim Macken aka Alois Trancy, from ''Manga/BlackButler'', the second season. It's confirmed in episode 8 that he was one of several young boys picked up as {{Sex Slave}}s to the the elderly Earl. In addition, he had to pose as the Earl's son too, which adds an uncomfortable ParentalIncest aspect to the whole thing even though they were not related.



* In ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'', [[spoiler:Gilbert, Rosemariné, and Auguste]] all have this to varying degrees.
* [[spoiler:Satsuki Kiryuin]] of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is subjected to [[spoiler:[[ParentalIncest sexual abuse by her mother]], and it's implied that the abuse has been going on since she was as young as five years old]] however her blasé attitude about it comes off as either AngstWhatAngst or ConditionedToAcceptHorror.

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* In ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'', [[spoiler:Gilbert, Rosemariné, and Auguste]] all have this to varying degrees.
* [[spoiler:Satsuki Kiryuin]] of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is subjected to [[spoiler:[[ParentalIncest sexual abuse by her mother]], and it's implied that the abuse has been going on since she was as young as five years old]] however her blasé attitude about it comes off as either AngstWhatAngst or ConditionedToAcceptHorror.



** As well as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' Marida, who views this as just another order. A cruel but unsual order. But an order she doesn't object to given the fact she was conditioned to be a [[HappinessInSlavery tool]].

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** As well as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' Marida, who views this as just another order. A cruel but unsual unusual order. But an order she doesn't object to given the fact she was conditioned to be a [[HappinessInSlavery tool]].



* In ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[spoiler:Aoshika-sensei]] was sexually assaulted when she was a highschool student, and later [[spoiler:is violently gangraped by BigBad Haguro and his Yakuza goons]].

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* In ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', [[spoiler:Aoshika-sensei]] was sexually assaulted when she was a highschool high school student, and later [[spoiler:is violently gangraped by BigBad Haguro and his Yakuza goons]].



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* Averted in Josh Lesnick's ''{{Wendy}}'': The comic ended before Josh could introduce this trope and further send his series into full-blown CerebusSyndrome, and only revealed his original ideas for the ending after he finally went back and tied up all the loose ends years later.

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* Averted in Josh Lesnick's ''{{Wendy}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Wendy}}'': The comic ended before Josh could introduce this trope and further send his series into full-blown CerebusSyndrome, and only revealed his original ideas for the ending after he finally went back and tied up all the loose ends years later.



* In ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'' Shadow the Hedgehog was sexually abused at various points in his life. The reason it is not discussed in depth is because, quite simply, he doesn't want to talk about it.
* In the back-story of ''Origins'', the second story of the ''StreetsOfRageSaga'', [[spoiler:Blaze Fielding]] had this happen to her multiple times from as early as 12 years old, by a doctor assigned to her case while she was wrongly imprisoned at an insane asylum owned and operated by TheSyndicate.

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* In ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'' Shadow the Hedgehog was sexually abused at various points in his life. The reason it is not discussed in depth is because, quite simply, he doesn't want to talk about it.
* In the back-story of ''Origins'', the second story of the ''StreetsOfRageSaga'', ''Fanfic/StreetsOfRageSaga'', [[spoiler:Blaze Fielding]] had this happen to her multiple times from as early as 12 years old, by a doctor assigned to her case while she was wrongly imprisoned at an insane asylum owned and operated by TheSyndicate.



* In {{Seinen Kakumei Utena}}, Touga's Movie-canon childhood gets deeply explored.

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* In {{Seinen Kakumei Utena}}, ''FanFic/SeinenKakumeiUtena'', Touga's Movie-canon childhood gets deeply explored.



* PlayedForLaughs with an aversion in Fanfic/MyImmortal ParodyFic Fanfic/XtremlyScray, where RougeAnglesOfSatin turns out to be literal: [[spoiler: When the MarySue OC says her uncle "rapped" her, he literally [[PissTakeRap rapped her.]]]]

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* PlayedForLaughs with an aversion in Fanfic/MyImmortal ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' ParodyFic Fanfic/XtremlyScray, ''Fanfic/XtremlyScray'', where RougeAnglesOfSatin turns out to be literal: [[spoiler: When the MarySue OC says her uncle "rapped" her, he literally [[PissTakeRap rapped her.]]]]



* In Hobbit fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4661757 The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield]] this is the backstory of all married characters, and Thorin. As any Creator/TerryPratchett fan can easily deduce from the title, the whole company (except Bilbo and Gandalf) is actually female. This backstory is the reason why they want to reconquer Erebor; they want a place to live in peace. While others seem to cope relatively well with the (marital) rape, Thorin, having been raped out of wedlock, is so traumatized she becomes insane ... just like in the original, but for very different reasons.

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* In Hobbit fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4661757 The Monstrous Company of Thorin Oakenshield]] Oakenshield]]'' this is the backstory of all married characters, and Thorin. As any Creator/TerryPratchett fan can easily deduce from the title, the whole company (except Bilbo and Gandalf) is actually female. This backstory is the reason why they want to reconquer Erebor; they want a place to live in peace. While others seem to cope relatively well with the (marital) rape, Thorin, having been raped out of wedlock, is so traumatized she becomes insane ... just like in the original, but for very different reasons.



* The reason why Josey Aimes (CharlizeTheron) is a single mom in ''Film/NorthCountry'' as we learn in one of the trial scenes.

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* The reason why Josey Aimes (CharlizeTheron) (Creator/CharlizeTheron) is a single mom in ''Film/NorthCountry'' as we learn in one of the trial scenes.



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', this is part of the reason why [[spoiler: Trini]] is reluctant to remarry after the death of her first husband, the rapist. Differs from other examples in that she lives in a society where male on female rape does not usually happen - her sisters don't refer to it as rape, but use the normal euphemism for sex while talking about it, and emphasize the physical violence (the rapist also beat her up) far more. She neither goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, nor does she become a FragileFlower, she just makes decisions that prevent such a thing from happening again, making this one of the more realistic examples of RapeAsBackstory.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', this is part of the reason why [[spoiler: Trini]] is reluctant to remarry after the death of her first husband, the rapist. Differs from other examples in that she lives in a society where male on female rape does not usually happen - her sisters don't refer to it as rape, but use the normal euphemism for sex while talking about it, and emphasize the physical violence (the rapist also beat her up) far more. She neither goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, nor does she become a FragileFlower, she just makes decisions that prevent such a thing from happening again, making this one of the more realistic examples of RapeAsBackstory.Rape As Backstory.



* Germain from Eric Nylund's ''Literature/{{A Game of Universe}}'' has AttemptedRape in his backstory. His brother was prostituted out by their father, and then his brother tried to rape Germain in retribution for not attempting to stop his rape. Germain stopped the rape by hitting his brother over the head with a jar of fermenting fruit, accidentally killing him. Germain ran from home before this was discovered and got mixed up in the events that would lead to him becoming a mentally twisted assassin.

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* Germain from Eric Nylund's ''Literature/{{A Game of Universe}}'' ''Literature/AGameOfUniverse'' has AttemptedRape in his backstory. His brother was prostituted out by their father, and then his brother tried to rape Germain in retribution for not attempting to stop his rape. Germain stopped the rape by hitting his brother over the head with a jar of fermenting fruit, accidentally killing him. Germain ran from home before this was discovered and got mixed up in the events that would lead to him becoming a mentally twisted assassin.



* [[spoiler:Carnival]] from the Literature/DeepgateCodex series. It was [[TraumaCongaLine particularly brutal]], and even after ''three millennia'', she's still not over it.

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* [[spoiler:Carnival]] from the Literature/DeepgateCodex ''Literature/DeepgateCodex'' series. It was [[TraumaCongaLine particularly brutal]], and even after ''three millennia'', she's still not over it.



* In Fifty Shades of Grey, Christian Grey was underage when an adult woman had sex with him. He denies that this was rape, and the heroine is jealous instead of disgusted when she meets his rapist, but in any case it was statutory rape. Considering his inability to differentiate between consensual sex and rape in the relationship with Ana, it is highly unlikely that this sexual abuse didn't affect him negatively.

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* In Fifty Shades of Grey, ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', Christian Grey was underage when an adult woman had sex with him. He denies that this was rape, and the heroine is jealous instead of disgusted when she meets his rapist, but in any case it was statutory rape. Considering his inability to differentiate between consensual sex and rape in the relationship with Ana, it is highly unlikely that this sexual abuse didn't affect him negatively.



* Literature/InDeath series: Eve and Dr. Mira have been raped as children. Dr. Mira seems to have dealt with it, while Eve basically spends the entire series trying to deal with it.

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* Literature/InDeath ''Literature/InDeath'' series: Eve and Dr. Mira have been raped as children. Dr. Mira seems to have dealt with it, while Eve basically spends the entire series trying to deal with it.



* A complicated male example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.'' The dwarf Tyrion Lannister met a woman named Tysha, with whom he fell in love and tried to hide from his family because she was not a noble. Then, his father reveals that she was a prostitute who Tyrion's brother had hired secretly for him. To "prove" how she was a hooker, he hires her to have sex with the entire family garrison and then forces Tyrion to go last. This experience naturally scars Tyrion his entire life, until he later learns the truth: She was never a prostitute, Tyrion's father lied, and the scene with the garrison was in fact a gang rape. Cue BerserkButton.

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* A complicated male example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The dwarf Tyrion Lannister met a woman named Tysha, with whom he fell in love and tried to hide from his family because she was not a noble. Then, his father reveals that she was a prostitute who Tyrion's brother had hired secretly for him. To "prove" how she was a hooker, he hires her to have sex with the entire family garrison and then forces Tyrion to go last. This experience naturally scars Tyrion his entire life, until he later learns the truth: She was never a prostitute, Tyrion's father lied, and the scene with the garrison was in fact a gang rape. Cue BerserkButton.



* Sam in ''ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' via a friend of her father's. The climax of the story reveals that [[spoiler: Charlie himself was molested as a child by his deceased Aunt Helen]].

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* Sam in ''ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' via a friend of her father's. The climax of the story reveals that [[spoiler: Charlie himself was molested as a child by his deceased Aunt Helen]].



* In "Literature/BooksOfTheRaksura", the main character, Moon, a Raksura, never saw another member of his species and didn't even know how they were called or if he was the only one left. Moon was desperately trying to find any signs, anything about his race, until he found a city attacked by the Fell, a race of vicious flying predators who eat intelligent beings. There, a Fell ruler (always male gender) called Liheas tried to brainwash him into thinking he was Fell too, and then raped him, after which Moon realized he was not one of them and broke the ruler's neck while the ruler was sleeping, then set the room on fire and escaped. Because of this traumatic event, he stopped all attempts to ever try to find his race, didn't care anymore about himself for a long time, and became cynical, wary and distrustful of others, especially of the Fell and even more of the Raksura.

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* In "Literature/BooksOfTheRaksura", ''Literature/BooksOfTheRaksura'', the main character, Moon, a Raksura, never saw another member of his species and didn't even know how they were called or if he was the only one left. Moon was desperately trying to find any signs, anything about his race, until he found a city attacked by the Fell, a race of vicious flying predators who eat intelligent beings. There, a Fell ruler (always male gender) called Liheas tried to brainwash him into thinking he was Fell too, and then raped him, after which Moon realized he was not one of them and broke the ruler's neck while the ruler was sleeping, then set the room on fire and escaped. Because of this traumatic event, he stopped all attempts to ever try to find his race, didn't care anymore about himself for a long time, and became cynical, wary and distrustful of others, especially of the Fell and even more of the Raksura.



** There's [[spoiler: Cassidy Casablancas]], who both had RapeAsBackstory and caused it.

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** There's [[spoiler: Cassidy Casablancas]], who both had RapeAsBackstory Rape As Backstory and caused it.



** ''Series/GeneralHospital''. Karen Wexler couldn't figure out why she kept freaking out everytime she and boyfriend Jagger tried to have sex. But when her mother's sleazy ex-boyfriend came to town for a visit, she began having frightening flashbacks of him approaching her bed, and finally remembered that he had sexually abused her as a child.

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** ''Series/GeneralHospital''. Karen Wexler couldn't figure out why she kept freaking out everytime every time she and boyfriend Jagger tried to have sex. But when her mother's sleazy ex-boyfriend came to town for a visit, she began having frightening flashbacks of him approaching her bed, and finally remembered that he had sexually abused her as a child.



* ''{{Series/Defiance}}'': Pottinger reveals that he was gang-raped by Votan soldiers to Amanda, who then tells him of her own attack, so that he'll know he's not alone, which he seems to be genuinely touched by. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Pottinger was probably Amanda's rapist]]
* Claire from HouseOfCardsUS was raped in college. It becomes prominent in the second season after she runs into her rapist (now a Marine general) and launches a campaign to curb sexual assault within the military.

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* ''{{Series/Defiance}}'': ''Series/{{Defiance}}'': Pottinger reveals that he was gang-raped by Votan soldiers to Amanda, who then tells him of her own attack, so that he'll know he's not alone, which he seems to be genuinely touched by. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Pottinger was probably Amanda's rapist]]
* Claire from HouseOfCardsUS ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' was raped in college. It becomes prominent in the second season after she runs into her rapist (now a Marine general) and launches a campaign to curb sexual assault within the military.



** Again a Kate del Castillo's character, Muriel Cabrera/Maria Anastasia in ''Dueños del Paraíso'' was raped at the age of 8 by one of her motherís clients. She was raped again by mooks in the first episode.

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** Again a Kate del Castillo's character, Muriel Cabrera/Maria Anastasia in ''Dueños del Paraíso'' was raped at the age of 8 by one of her motherís clients. She was raped again by mooks in the first episode.



* Maggie in ''FallingSkies'' was raped by Pope's gang during her captivity. She [[spoiler:killed two of her rapists and turned on Pope]] because of that. In her own words, one of them thought it was OK [[TearJerker because he gave her chocolate]].
* Eretria in ''TheShannaraChronicles'' was sold to Cephelo as a child and according to her own words: ''Spent my childhood fighting off Cephelo's men".

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* Maggie in ''FallingSkies'' ''Series/FallingSkies'' was raped by Pope's gang during her captivity. She [[spoiler:killed two of her rapists and turned on Pope]] because of that. In her own words, one of them thought it was OK [[TearJerker because he gave her chocolate]].
* Eretria in ''TheShannaraChronicles'' ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' was sold to Cephelo as a child and according to her own words: ''Spent my childhood fighting off Cephelo's men".



* Justine in ''PennyDreadful'' was raped and forced into prostitution, which is one of the reasons for her to join [[ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[BrideOfFrankenstein Lily Frankenstein]]'s cause. This is coherent with her character as she is based on the Creator/MarquisDeSade character.

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* Justine in ''PennyDreadful'' ''Series/PennyDreadful'' was raped and forced into prostitution, which is one of the reasons for her to join [[ThePictureOfDorianGray Dorian Gray]] and [[BrideOfFrankenstein Lily Frankenstein]]'s cause. This is coherent with her character as she is based on the Creator/MarquisDeSade character.



* In the computer game adaptation of ''VIdeoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', Creator/HarlanEllison expanded on Ellen's backstory by making her a rape victim in the past: Specifically, she was once assaulted by a man in a yellow repairman's jumpsuit in a halted elevator. AM uses this fact to his advantage in torturing her in the game, by decorating every environment with the colour yellow as a reminder of the event. However the player is given the chance to help her conquer her fear and give her the strength to fight back against her rapist.

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* In the computer game adaptation of ''VIdeoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', Creator/HarlanEllison expanded on Ellen's backstory by making her a rape victim in the past: Specifically, she was once assaulted by a man in a yellow repairman's jumpsuit in a halted elevator. AM uses this fact to his advantage in torturing her in the game, by decorating every environment with the colour yellow as a reminder of the event. However the player is given the chance to help her conquer her fear and give her the strength to fight back against her rapist.



* The second thing that started the screwed up life of [[spoiler:Shinji]] in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo.'' And it only got worse from there.

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* The second thing that started the screwed up life of [[spoiler:Shinji]] in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo.'' ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo''. And it only got worse from there.



* Shin in ''SailorNothing''. A rare example of it being done just right -- she's mostly gotten over it, but it does subtly color her character. [[spoiler:When she realizes Himei is going to be raped, her reaction is heart-rendingly visceral.]]
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has several characters in version one and the version two pregame (most characters in version two proper either [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] it out or didn't use it to begin with) who mention having been raped in their profile, to the point that some handlers were exasperatedly asking if anyone had ''not'' been raped.
* Scratch from [[WereAlive We're Alive]] reveals that she became pregnant as a result of rape and had an abortion which left her sterile. She now treats Lizzie and her unborn baby as something of a MoralityPet.

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* Shin in ''SailorNothing''.''Literature/SailorNothing''. A rare example of it being done just right -- she's mostly gotten over it, but it does subtly color her character. [[spoiler:When she realizes Himei is going to be raped, her reaction is heart-rendingly visceral.]]
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has several characters in version one and the version two pregame (most characters in version two proper either [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] it out or didn't use it to begin with) who mention having been raped in their profile, to the point that some handlers were exasperatedly asking if anyone had ''not'' been raped.
* Scratch from [[WereAlive We're Alive]] ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' reveals that she became pregnant as a result of rape and had an abortion which left her sterile. She now treats Lizzie and her unborn baby as something of a MoralityPet.



* Rebecca from WebVideo/DemoReel is another case of CreepyUncle, which admitting while stoned is what drives Tacoma to try and look after her. Grossly, her parents sent her on camping trips with the guy.
** Donnie was raped by someone who wanted to reenact the sexual assault scene from [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo]], but the horror for Rebecca and Tacoma mostly comes from just how casual he is admitting that it happened.

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* Rebecca from WebVideo/DemoReel ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' is another case of CreepyUncle, which admitting while stoned is what drives Tacoma to try and look after her. Grossly, her parents sent her on camping trips with the guy.
** Donnie was raped by someone who wanted to reenact the sexual assault scene from [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo]], Tattoo]]'', but the horror for Rebecca and Tacoma mostly comes from just how casual he is admitting that it happened.



* [[spoiler: Agnes Sculptham]] on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel.'' Although it was not part of her "backstory" at the beginning of the show, it was revealed in the third season this had occured offscreen at one point sometimes between "[[spoiler:Courtship]]" and "Alone."

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* [[spoiler: Agnes Sculptham]] on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel.'' ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. Although it was not part of her "backstory" at the beginning of the show, it was revealed in the third season this had occured offscreen at one point sometimes between "[[spoiler:Courtship]]" and "Alone."
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* As revealed in an extended flashback in ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'', [[spoiler:Matsuri]] suffered this at the hands of her step-uncle, shortly after having moved in with him and her aunt following [[ParentalAbandonment the deaths of her parents in a car crash]]. She later took [[RapeAndRevenge cold-blooded revenge]] on them and her aunt's lover, and the incident led to her having [[BerserkButton a very low opinion of sex offenders]].
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* Both the protagonists of the "Literature/DogAndSpiderPrivateInvestigations" series have this. Nick was a child prostitute, and his lover [[spoiler:wife, later on]] Jessica was held by a supernatural creature for two years. Long enough for her to develop StockholmSyndrome which comes back to haunt her when the rapist decides in the second book that Jessica is to become his queen. Though the titular Dog and Spider have become inseparable lovers, ThePowerOfLove does not heal these wounds. It does, however, prompt her to seek therapy.
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* Probably the reason behind Evie's disruptive behavior in ''Film/{{Thirteen}}'' as is revealed that she was raped by her uncle.
3rd Jan '17 1:16:48 PM Luppercus
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* Implied to happen to Missandei in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' when she was a slave:
-->'''Tyrion''': You don't play games, either one of you, ever?
-->'''Missandei''': My master Kraznys would sometimes make us play games.
-->'''Tyrion''': There, that's a start.
-->'''Missandei''':Only the girls.
-->'''Tyrion''': No, no, no. Not that. Of course not that. Innocent games. Fun games. Drinking games.
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* The reason why Josey Aimes (CharlizeTheron) is single mom in ''Film/NorthCountry'' as we learn in one of the trial scenes.

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* The reason why Josey Aimes (CharlizeTheron) is a single mom in ''Film/NorthCountry'' as we learn in one of the trial scenes.
21st Dec '16 2:41:24 AM Dgon
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* As her story is told in flashbacks, we learn in ''Film/OriginalSin'' that Julia (played by AngelinaJolie) [[spoiler:was gang-raped by four men when a scam in a poker game went bad.]]
* The reason why Josey Aimes (CharlizeTheron) is single mom in ''Film/NorthCountry'' as we learn in one of the trial scenes.
20th Dec '16 9:23:30 PM Discar
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* A complicated male example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.'' The dwarf Tyrion Lannister met a woman named Tysha, with whom he fell in love and tried to hide from his family because she was not a noble. Then, his father reveals that she was a prostitute who Tyrion's brother had hired secretly for him because AManIsNotAVirgin. To "prove" how she was a hooker, he hires her to have sex with the entire family garrison and then forces Tyrion to go last. This experience naturally scars Tyrion his entire life, until he later learns the truth: She was never a prostitute, Tyrion's father lied, and the scene with the garrison was in fact a gang rape. Cue BerserkButton.

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* A complicated male example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.'' The dwarf Tyrion Lannister met a woman named Tysha, with whom he fell in love and tried to hide from his family because she was not a noble. Then, his father reveals that she was a prostitute who Tyrion's brother had hired secretly for him because AManIsNotAVirgin.him. To "prove" how she was a hooker, he hires her to have sex with the entire family garrison and then forces Tyrion to go last. This experience naturally scars Tyrion his entire life, until he later learns the truth: She was never a prostitute, Tyrion's father lied, and the scene with the garrison was in fact a gang rape. Cue BerserkButton.
16th Dec '16 6:31:27 PM MsChibi
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A popular way to establish a character as having a motivation for their depression, angst, distrust of others, and other anti-social tendencies is to have the revelation that he or she was raped at some point in his or her past. The overwhelming majority of characters given this treatment are female, but there are still cases of male characters, although even that is predominantly by other men.

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A popular way to establish a character as [[BrokenBird having a motivation for their depression, angst, distrust of others, and other anti-social tendencies tendencies]] is to have the revelation that he or she was raped at some point in his or her past. The overwhelming majority of characters given this treatment are female, but there are still cases of male characters, [[AllAbusersAreMale although even that is predominantly by other men.
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