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25th Aug '16 3:54:33 AM Zark
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* [[spoiler:Elizabeth Hurley's character]] in ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian''.
17th Aug '16 7:19:41 AM WriterGirl2015
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* In Nightmare on elm street 3: dream warriors its revealed Freddy Krueger is a ChildByRape (his mother was raped repeatedly by inmates after being accidentally locked in a tower. When they found her she was barely alive and committed suicide as a result of Freddy later getting out of prison and the reminder of the rape.
13th Aug '16 4:56:07 PM nombretomado
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* The sister of the {{Anti Hero}}ine in the ''DirtyHarry'' sequel ''Film/SuddenImpact'' becomes catatonic after the two of them are gang-raped.

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* The sister of the {{Anti Hero}}ine in the ''DirtyHarry'' ''Film/DirtyHarry'' sequel ''Film/SuddenImpact'' becomes catatonic after the two of them are gang-raped.
10th Aug '16 11:28:37 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Alan Shore of Boston Legal was raped by a friend of his mother's when he was fourteen. It's implied this is why his interactions with women are, in general, so messed up.
* In the Masters of Horror episode "Imprint", the prostitute eventually reveals that a big part of why she's so emotionally scarred is her horrific youth, where she was separately raped by both her father and a local Buddhist monk.
10th Aug '16 11:10:02 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Princess Charlotte lost it when her ''own father'' tried to rape her because she was starting to resemble her mother. This alienated her from him and when his health suffered due to the horror and guilt over what he had almost done she refused to see him on his death bed.


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* Carnival from the ''Literature/DeepgateCodex'' series. The rape was particularly brutal, and even after three millennia, she's still not over it.
* In Mary Gentle's ''Literature/AshASecretHistory'', Ash, aged eight, is raped in the book's very first pages. She kills her attackers, and this begins a life of violence. It's part of what makes her into someone who's callous and lacking in introspection.
* In Literature/CodexAlera Odiana was enslaved and gangraped, at the same time as her empathic powers activated. She is as a result quite mad.
* 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.
* Part of the reason that Kennit, of the ''Literature/LiveshipTraders'' trilogy, is so messed up is that he was repeatedly raped (among other abuse) as a child. This leads to...repercussions, later.
* ''Literature/SisterhoodSeries'' by Fern Michaels: The first book Weekend Warriors reveals that three bikers raped Kathryn Lucas in front of her disabled husband, and they knew that her husband was disabled and helpless to stop them. Naturally, she was left badly scarred by this. The book has her and her new friends track down the three bikers responsible and give them the John Wayne Bobbit treatment in order for her to obtain closure in this matter. After that book, her attitude remains as combative, confrontational, explosive and fiery as ever, which suggests that her behaviour may simply be part of who she is, and not just the result of her being raped. Or perhaps that the scars were too deep to be healed by one act of vengeance....
* Used to effect in Nick Cave's And the Ass Saw the Angel when toward the end, the narrator reveals that he got raped one time. He's already so completely insane that its lack of effect on him feels wholly in-character.
* In "Books of the Raksura", 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.
6th Aug '16 12:13:12 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Maya. It's heavily implied in the anime, after running away from home after refusing stay and have her step father sexually abuse her again that she was planning on committing suicide. She leaves her shoes on the shoreline and starts to wade out into the ocean, but turns back when she hears a puppy barking. Supplementary materials confirm that Mayu cannot swim. The rape also soured her attitude towards men in general but she does get better.

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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Maya. It's heavily implied in the anime, after running away from home after refusing to stay and have her step father sexually abuse her again that she was planning on committing suicide. She leaves her shoes on the shoreline and starts to wade out into the ocean, but turns back when she hears a puppy barking. Supplementary materials confirm that Mayu cannot swim. The rape also soured her attitude towards men in general but she does get better.
6th Aug '16 12:11:31 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Maya. It's heavily implied in the anime, after running away from home after refusing stay and have her step father sexually abuse her again that she was planning on committing suicide. She leaves her shoes on the shoreline and starts to wade out into the ocean, but turns back when she hears a puppy barking. Supplementary materials confirm that Mayu cannot swim. The rape also soured her attitude towards men in general but she does get better.
4th Aug '16 1:15:41 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'': Hikari is targeted for AttemptedRape thrice. (Twice by Kaname and once by Yaya) Both experiences terrorize her and make her withdraw into herself expressing HiddenEyes. Although Hikari forgives Yaya for her previous sexual harrassment, she's naturally still scared to get close to her after that. The way she visibly flinches around her, and Yaya's guilt ends up in her refusing to go to the Etoile competition, with Tsubomi comforting her so she won't have to be all alone.
4th Aug '16 1:05:42 PM WriterGirl2015
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RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil and a profoundly horrifying experience, not only on the victim but on someone who happened to be misfortunate enough to witness it. [[MindRape It can have serious effects on the survivor's mental health]], sometimes triggering or exacerbating disorders like depression and/or leading to SanitySlippage, as can AttemptedRape. TruthInTelevision insofar as many victims of sexual assault have some form of PTSD, and their recovery is often hindered if the criminal is not brought to justice and/or they [[ThereAreNoTherapists do not feel they have the sympathy and support of others]] (close to them). That said, most victims manage to keep themselves together as they cope with the event(s) and many others regain emotional control at some stage in the recovery process -- very few people actually go mad (and stay that way) as a result of being sexually assaulted. In all cases, one thing is true, however -- the personality of the victim, and not the nature of the sexual assault(s)[[note]] Not to say it's totally irrelevant, but its importance is often overstated. While there is an 'average' reaction -- calm, deep hurt -- [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics it's just an average.]] It doesn't represent any one person's reaction in particular[[/note]], determines the victim's reaction to and ability to cope with the trauma ([[NoSell or their lack thereof, for a lucky few]])[[note]]Not to say they weren't hurt by it or don't seek justice, just that they don't have mental-health problems as a result of their experiences.[[/note]].

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RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil and a profoundly horrifying experience, not only on the victim but on someone who happened to be misfortunate unfortunate enough to witness it. it; even sometimes on [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the rapist themselves]]. [[MindRape It can have serious effects on the survivor's mental health]], sometimes triggering or exacerbating disorders like depression and/or leading lead to SanitySlippage, as can AttemptedRape. TruthInTelevision insofar as many victims of sexual assault have some form of PTSD, and their recovery is often hindered if the criminal is not brought to justice and/or they [[ThereAreNoTherapists do not feel they have the sympathy and support of others]] (close to them). That said, most victims manage to keep themselves together as they cope with the event(s) and many others regain emotional control at some stage in the recovery process -- very few people actually go mad (and stay that way) as a result of being sexually assaulted. In all cases, one thing is true, however -- the personality of the victim, and not the nature of the sexual assault(s)[[note]] Not to say it's totally irrelevant, but its importance is often overstated. While there is an 'average' reaction -- calm, deep hurt -- [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics it's just an average.]] It doesn't represent any one person's reaction in particular[[/note]], determines the victim's reaction to and ability to cope with the trauma ([[NoSell or their lack thereof, for a lucky few]])[[note]]Not to say they weren't hurt by it or don't seek justice, just that they don't have mental-health problems as a result of their experiences.[[/note]].
4th Aug '16 1:03:39 PM WriterGirl2015
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* [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mizore Shirayuki]] from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' reacts [[DefiledForever this way]] to [[AmbiguouslyGay Miyabi]], [[spoiler:even though he only went as far as stealing a kiss and handling her a bit forcefully]]. Still, that alone would have been a very traumatic experience, especially since she was so emotionally fragile to begin with. She proceeds to [[DrivenToSuicide jump out of a window]], only for [[TheHeart Kurumu]] to save her in a combined CrowningMomentOfAwesome and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Implied to have happened to Sam while [[spoiler:in Hell. The first time he has a hallucination of Lucifer, he greets him with "Hi, Sam. Long time, no spooning." It's compounded further when he tells him, "You're my bunkmate. My bitch. In every sense of the word." and refers to him as "bunk buddy"]]. Crosses into FridgeHorror. More or less confirmed in [[Recap/SupernaturalS07E15RepoMan "Repo Man" (S07, E15)]]: [[spoiler:Lucifer]]:''' That's what I'm talking about, Sam. Real interaction again, I miss that--the rapier wit; the wittier rape. It's implied the abuse Sam suffered from Lucifer led to him developing PTSD hallucinations about it.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Implied to have happened to Sam while [[spoiler:in Hell. The first time he has a hallucination of Lucifer, he greets him with "Hi, Sam. Long time, no spooning." It's compounded further when he tells him, "You're my bunkmate. My bitch. In every sense of the word." and refers to him as "bunk buddy"]]. Crosses into FridgeHorror. More or less confirmed in [[Recap/SupernaturalS07E15RepoMan "Repo Man" (S07, E15)]]: [[spoiler:Lucifer]]:''' That's what I'm talking about, Sam. Real interaction again, I miss that--the rapier wit; the wittier rape. It's implied the abuse Sam suffered from Lucifer led to him developing PTSD hallucinations about it. Sam confirms this to Dean in season 11.



* ''Series/{{Rectify}}'': In a flashback, Wendall reveals to Daniel, while masturbating, that he had participated in gang raping Daniel in the shower, and Daniel mentions how he was gang raped repeatedly while in prison. That, combined with his DarkAndTroubledPast before prison, and the [[GoMadFromTheIsolation being isolated from reality]] in a completely white room with nothing to stimulate him helped to push him down the SanitySlippage path. Amantha, Daniel's sister, states outright to Jon that Daniel is "damaged".

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* ''Series/{{Rectify}}'': In a flashback, Wendall reveals to Daniel, while masturbating, that he had participated in gang raping Daniel in the shower, and Daniel mentions how he was gang raped repeatedly while in prison. That, combined with his DarkAndTroubledPast before prison, and the [[GoMadFromTheIsolation being isolated from reality]] in a completely white room with nothing to stimulate him helped to push him down the SanitySlippage path. path combined with his CloudCluckoolander ways and tendency to act withdrawn and keep to himself. Amantha, Daniel's sister, states outright to Jon that Daniel is "damaged"."damaged" as a result of his time in prison.
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