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8th Nov '17 6:19:17 AM RedScharlach
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has Theon castrated by Ramsay. For someone like Theon who's few joys in life is having sex with women, this is far by the worst thing that could happen to him.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has Theon castrated by Ramsay. For someone like Theon who's few joys in life is Theon, for whom having sex with women, women was one of the few joys in his life, this is far by the worst thing that could happen to him.



* One episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has JD screw up medications and cause a patient to lose his sense of smell. The guy is understandably distraught and angry over this. At the end of the episode [[spoiler: it is revealed that it was just the progression of his condition and not JD's fault at all, but JD allows him to continue thinking that it was because it helps the patient cope with the loss to have someone to blame]].
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Loss". Counselor Troi loses her telepathic/empathic abilities due to contact with alien life forms. She has difficulty functioning as Ship's Counselor after this due to her dependence on the abilities. Fortunately, Riker and Guinan give her each a firm QuitYourWhining speech with Riker calling her out on how smug she was with her powers and Guinan announcing that she was going to take over as Ship's Councillor since Troi, who is formally trained in the position on top of her powers, is doing nothing useful. These paired kick in the pants gets Troi to do her job, and find that her skills are adequate on their own to save the day just before she gets her powers back.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' Features this in the episode "Escape Clause." Hypochondriac Walter Bedecker makes a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian Deal]] for Immortality with a bit of Eternal Youth thrown in. At first things are great. He exploits companies for large monetary settlements and throws himself in harms way, delighting in the fact that it has no effect. A short time later, he declares [[CaptainObvious he's been cheated]] and that there's no thrill anymore. Even after drinking enough poison to kill several people, he describes the taste as weak lemonade. It's this that causes him to confess to the murder of his wife (Who had in reality just fallen to her death by accident) in order to give the electric chair a whirl-- a plan that would've worked perfectly if [[spoiler:His lawyer hadn't gotten him life imprisonment instead causing the judge to explicitly say he must remain in prison for the rest of his natural life.]] Slight problem there....

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has JD screw up medications and cause a patient to lose his sense of smell. The guy is understandably distraught and angry over this. At the end of the episode [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it is revealed that it was just the progression of his condition and not JD's fault at all, but JD allows him to continue thinking that it was because it helps the patient cope with the loss to have someone to blame]].
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Loss". Counselor Troi loses her telepathic/empathic abilities due to contact with alien life forms. She has difficulty functioning as Ship's Counselor after this due to her dependence on the abilities. Fortunately, Riker and Guinan give her each a firm QuitYourWhining speech with Riker calling her out on how smug she was with her powers and Guinan announcing that she was going to take over as Ship's Councillor since Troi, who is formally trained in the position on top of her powers, is doing nothing useful. These paired kick two kicks in the pants gets spur Troi to do into doing her job, and find she finds that her skills are adequate on their own to save the day just before she gets her powers back.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' Features this in the episode "Escape Clause." Hypochondriac Walter Bedecker makes a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian Deal]] for Immortality with a bit of Eternal Youth thrown in. At first things are great. He exploits companies for large monetary settlements and throws himself in harms harm's way, delighting in the fact that it has no effect. A short time later, he declares [[CaptainObvious he's been cheated]] and that there's no thrill anymore. Even after drinking enough poison to kill several people, he describes the taste as weak lemonade. It's this that causes him to confess to the murder of his wife (Who (who had in reality just fallen to her death by accident) in order to give the electric chair a whirl-- a plan that would've worked perfectly if [[spoiler:His [[spoiler:his lawyer hadn't gotten him life imprisonment instead causing the judge to explicitly say he must remain in prison for the rest of his natural life.]] Slight problem there....



** Considering TheForce is supposed to tie everything and everyone together (even non-Force Sensitives are connected to it to an extent), this isn't suprising. Most people in the game think [[TheHero the Exile]] is a freak for [[AFateWorseThanDeath being cut off from it and still being alive]], if not [[HumanoidAbomination worse]].

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** Considering TheForce is supposed to tie everything and everyone together (even non-Force Sensitives are connected to it to an extent), this isn't suprising.surprising. Most people in the game think [[TheHero the Exile]] is a freak for [[AFateWorseThanDeath being cut off from it and still being alive]], if not [[HumanoidAbomination worse]].



* While both Shizune's (a deaf from birth girl) and Lilly's (a blind from birth girl) routes of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' touch upon this trope, it's mostly the latter one that dedicates whole dialogues (and two of the game's most memorable scenes, by most accounts) to deconstructing, discussing, and reconstructing it. Having never experienced the sensation of sight in her life, Lilly obviously doesn't feel as if she's "lost" anything, especially given the fact that her other senses are sharper to compensate (when the protagonist asks her if she's not sad about not being able to say, she jokingly asks him if he's sad about not being able to hear what people in the next room are saying). While occasionally frustrated with not being able to see (especially when something completely out of the ordinary happens, leaving her frozen and feeling powerless as for how to respond), her attitude towards her missing sense most often seems to be one of intrigue: she is fascinated with the concept of color in an almost spiritual fashion (which is fitting, since she's no more capable of imagining color than a regular person would be of imagining divinity), and wonders about how other people dream (amusingly asking the protagonist "Do you see in your dreams?", a question whose opposite is stereotypically directed at the blind). Sight and sensation-play even feature heavily into her romantic scenes.

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* While both Shizune's (a deaf from birth deaf-from-birth girl) and Lilly's (a blind from birth blind-from-birth girl) routes of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' touch upon this trope, it's mostly the latter one that dedicates whole dialogues (and two of the game's most memorable scenes, by most accounts) to deconstructing, discussing, and reconstructing it. Having never experienced the sensation of sight in her life, Lilly obviously doesn't feel as if she's "lost" anything, especially given the fact that her other senses are sharper to compensate (when the protagonist asks her if she's not sad about not being able to say, she jokingly asks him if he's sad about not being able to hear what people in the next room are saying). While occasionally frustrated with not being able to see (especially when something completely out of the ordinary happens, leaving her frozen and feeling powerless as for how to respond), her attitude towards her missing sense most often seems to be one of intrigue: she is fascinated with the concept of color in an almost spiritual fashion (which is fitting, since she's no more capable of imagining color than a regular person would be of imagining divinity), and wonders about how other people dream (amusingly asking the protagonist "Do you see in your dreams?", a question whose opposite is stereotypically directed at the blind). Sight and sensation-play even feature heavily into her romantic scenes.
13th Aug '17 10:31:31 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack forcing her into a fight without sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell. Spolier: [[She eventually defeats her with nothing but random punches and kicks.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack forcing her into a fight without sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell. Spolier: [[She [[spoiler: She eventually defeats her with nothing but random punches and kicks.]]
13th Aug '17 10:30:05 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack forcing her into a fight without sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell.

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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack forcing her into a fight without sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell. Spolier: [[She eventually defeats her with nothing but random punches and kicks.]]
13th Aug '17 10:28:18 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.attack forcing her into a fight without sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell.
13th Aug '17 10:24:41 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'':, Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'':, Tail}}'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.
13th Aug '17 10:24:09 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In Fairy Tail,Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In Fairy Tail,Erza ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'':, Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.
13th Aug '17 10:22:33 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Anime/Fairy Tail'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In ''Anime/Fairy Tail'', Erza Fairy Tail,Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.
13th Aug '17 10:22:00 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In Fairy Tail, Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In Fairy Tail, ''Anime/Fairy Tail'', Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.
13th Aug '17 10:19:23 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In Fairy Tail, Erza is robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In Fairy Tail, Erza is temporarily robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.
13th Aug '17 10:18:04 PM Beauthelobo1
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In Fairy Tail, Erza is robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.

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* In Fairy Tail, Erza is robbed of her 5 senses by Kyôka's enhancement attack.
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