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21st Feb '18 12:16:55 AM Luppercus
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* Megara's words to Hercules in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' leave not much room to interpretation.
--> Well, you know how men are. They think "No" means "Yes" and "Get lost" means "Take me. I'm yours."
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28th Jan '18 4:44:04 AM Silverblade2
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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. 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. 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.
5th Jan '18 2:46:49 PM Pamina
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* An interesting subversion can be found in Music/GiacomoPuccini's ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'', in which the FemmeFatale character explains to the protagonist that her ancestor, Princess Lo-u-Ling, was raped and killed by an invading foreign prince. As a revenge, Princess Turandot challenges her suitors to answer her [[RuleOfThree three questions]], with the terms that, in the case of failure, they will be executed.

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* An interesting subversion variation can be found in Music/GiacomoPuccini's ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'', in which the FemmeFatale character explains to the protagonist that her ancestor, Princess Lo-u-Ling, was raped and killed by an invading foreign prince. As a revenge, Princess Turandot challenges her suitors to answer her [[RuleOfThree three questions]], with the terms that, in the case of failure, they will be executed.
4th Jan '18 10:58:28 PM Adept
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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 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.
** The manga shows (and the anime implies) [[spoiler: Ciel Phantomhive suffered through gang-rape at the hands of the cult who held him captive for a month.]]
* The ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' OVA shows that Revy was raped by a policeman as a teenager (among other [[DarkAndTroubledPast really crappy stuff that her early years entailed]]). Handled better than many examples in that the sexual assault element is only introduced relatively late in the series after her background had already been established as horrific and is presented more as part of a ''long'' TraumaCongaLine than the single deciding event that sent her over the edge, with the real tipping point being her abusive father's complete indifference to what happened and his only reaction being an order to get him another beer. Apparently, it was this event that finally made her snap and start fighting for herself -- [[DarkActionGirl by killing everyone in the way]] [[spoiler:including said father, who was in fact her very first kill]].

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* ''Manga/BlackButler''
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Jim Macken aka Alois Trancy, from ''Manga/BlackButler'', the anime's second season. It's confirmed in episode 8 that he was one of several young boys picked up as {{Sex Slave}}s to 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.
** The manga shows (and the anime implies) [[spoiler: Ciel Phantomhive suffered through gang-rape at the hands of the cult who held him captive for a month.]]
* The ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' OVA shows that Revy was raped by a policeman as a teenager (among other [[DarkAndTroubledPast really crappy stuff that her early years entailed]]). Handled better than many examples in that the sexual assault element is only introduced relatively late in the series after her background had already been established as horrific and is presented more as part of a ''long'' TraumaCongaLine than the single deciding event that sent her over the edge, with the real tipping point being her abusive father's complete indifference to what happened and his only reaction being an order to get him another beer. Apparently, it was this event that finally made her snap and start fighting for herself -- [[DarkActionGirl by killing everyone in the way]] [[spoiler:including said father, who was in fact her very first kill]].
3rd Jan '18 9:28:28 AM CerebusKnight
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* Both referenced and played very, very straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'''s child protagonist, James, who spends much of the first chapter trying to figure out how to get everyone in his family to forget about it so that he can just move on from it.

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* Both referenced and played very, very straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'''s child protagonist, James, who spends much of the first chapter trying to figure out how to get everyone in his family to forget about it so that he can just move on from it.on.
3rd Jan '18 9:27:06 AM CerebusKnight
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* Played very, very straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'''s child protagonist, James, who spends much of the first chapter trying to figure out how to get everyone in his family to forget about it so that he can just move on.

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* Played Both referenced and played very, very straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'''s child protagonist, James, who spends much of the first chapter trying to figure out how to get everyone in his family to forget about it so that he can just move on.on from it.
3rd Jan '18 9:24:45 AM CerebusKnight
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* Played very, very straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'''s child protagonist, James, who spends much of the first chapter trying to figure out how to get everyone in his family to forget about it so that he can just move on.
3rd Jan '18 9:19:50 AM CerebusKnight
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* A rare male example in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'s'' main character, James, and an even rarer example in that he is actively trying to move past it rather than just angsting. The trauma of the event forms the starting point of the story.
31st Dec '17 5:05:15 PM MasterN
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* Characters with these backstories feature in just about all the works in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}. [[spoiler:Kohaku]] (''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''), [[spoiler:Sakura Matou]] (''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''), and [[spoiler:Fujino Asagami]] (''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''). Yes, they all went crazy, really crazy.

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* Characters with these backstories feature in just about all the works in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}. [[spoiler:Kohaku]] (''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}''), [[spoiler:Sakura Matou]] (''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''), and [[spoiler:Fujino Asagami]] (''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''). Yes, they all went crazy, [[AxCrazy really crazy.crazy]].
31st Dec '17 8:20:18 AM QueenofSwords
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* An interesting subversion can be found in Music/GiacomoPuccini's ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'', in which the FemmeFatale character explains to the protagonist that her ancestress, Princess Lo-u-Ling, was raped and killed by an invading foreign prince. As a revenge, Princess Turandot challenges her suitors to answer her [[RuleOfThree three questions]], with the terms that, in the case of failure, they will be executed.

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* An interesting subversion can be found in Music/GiacomoPuccini's ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'', in which the FemmeFatale character explains to the protagonist that her ancestress, ancestor, Princess Lo-u-Ling, was raped and killed by an invading foreign prince. As a revenge, Princess Turandot challenges her suitors to answer her [[RuleOfThree three questions]], with the terms that, in the case of failure, they will be executed.
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