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18th Aug '16 9:52:20 PM TPPR10
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* Bastion from ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' is a robot, and the LastOfHisKind from the Omnic War many years ago. His origin story, "The Last Bastion", reveals that he reverts to his original KillerRobot programming after hearing or seeing anything that reminds him of the Omnic Crisis. He reverts to his sentry mode and starts shooting everything in sight after mistaking a woodpecker for machine-gun fire, and downloading the memory of one of his fallen Bastion units shows him a vision of the war, with Reinhardt clearing away many of his kind. After the vision, he reverts back to his programming, intent on hunting down humans, but his new bird friend Ganymede snaps him out of it.

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* Bastion from ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' is a robot, and the LastOfHisKind from the Omnic War many years ago. His origin story, "The Last Bastion", reveals that he reverts to his original KillerRobot programming after hearing or seeing anything that reminds him of the Omnic Crisis. He reverts to his sentry mode and starts shooting everything in sight after mistaking a woodpecker for machine-gun fire, and downloading the memory of one of his fallen Bastion units shows him a vision of the war, with Reinhardt a Crusader clearing away many of his kind. After the vision, he reverts back to his programming, intent on hunting down humans, but his new bird friend Ganymede snaps him out of it.
18th Aug '16 4:03:11 PM DRCEQ
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* Bastion from ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' is a robot, and the LastOfHisKind from the Omnic War many years ago. His origin story, "The Last Bastion", reveals that he reverts to his original KillerRobot programming after hearing or seeing anything that reminds him of the Omnic Crisis. He reverts to his sentry mode and starts shooting everything in sight after mistaking a woodpecker for machine-gun fire, and downloading the memory of one of his fallen Bastion units shows him a vision of the war, with Reinhardt clearing away many of his kind. After the vision, he reverts back to his programming, intent on hunting down humans, but his new bird friend Ganymede snaps him out of it.
16th Aug '16 12:57:18 PM REV6Pilot
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* Darkfic tends to turn Max from ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' into one of these. He's a bit of one in canon-- "everything below the neck works fine,"
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': When the story begins, Shinji and Asuka have gone through a war against giant aliens (in which they got constantly hurt, mind-raped and actually died), the end of the world, living in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by warlords, being forced to work for dictators... they have endured so much misery, pain and trauma after long years of conflict that when the story begins they are barely functional. They are bitter, jaded and soul-weary and not looking forward to the future. And they are not even nineteen.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Shinji and Asuka are teen kids being forced to wage a war against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. The constant battles and hardships were wearing down their precarious mental stability, but after getting together they lean on each other to try to overcome the pain and have something stable to cling to.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': As seen in the sequels, Shinji and Asuka tried to put so much distance as possible between them and NERV after the war for their and their daughter's sake. However the ordeals of the past still affects them, and they still are forced to deploy their giant robots every so often, despite of Shinji telling they are sick of killing people.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'':
** After fighting and defeating a bunch of cosmic horrors from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, Shinji and Asuka are so traumatized that they feel they no longer fit into human society [[spoiler:so that they say goodbye to their remaining friends and leave civilization forever.]]
** Rei, too. [[spoiler:She commits Heroic Sacrifice while stating that normal life is not for her.]]
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Before being sent back to the past Shinji and Asuka were heavily traumatized and barely sane after the Angel War and Third Impact. After a last violent fight they decided to kill themselves because even death seemed a better option than remaining in a dead world. Then the two of them and Rei got flung back to the past and they started dealing with their issues in... unique ways.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': After surviving a failed mission, Asuka suffered from SurvivorGuilt. She was full of anger, hatred and self-loathing, and anything made her snapping. And she stopped laughing or getting fun. She did not even ''want'' to get fun. After a second failure she [[spoiler:tried to shoot her brains off, but Shinji stopped her. From that point he helped her to get better.]]
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'':
** Asuka survived the War but she had been beaten, humiliated, mind-raped and disfigured permanently. For many years she was mad at everything, everyone and herself, seeing herself as an ugly, scarred, one-eyed freak and a worthless failure. She needed a lot of therapy to learn to open up to others.
** Shinji became quieter and more introvert after the battle of 2015. He hardly talked any of his schoolmates who were not his old friends and his ex-roommate. He was also severely depressed and a borderline suicidal.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': The constant, brutal battles against giant, super-powerful aliens as well as her MindRape wore Asuka's psyche down to the point that she was permanently depressed and barely functional at the end of the war.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': After living through the war and Third Impact Shinji got sent to the beginning of everything. Although he is trying to grow a spine, become a better person and do things right this time, he is heavily traumatized and feeling inmensely guilty for everyone's deaths. Some characters note that he seems older and more tired than a fourteen-years-old should, and [[spoiler:Kaji]] is amazed that Shinji has not tried to kill himself yet.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Although Shinji, Asuka and Rei survived the War and their relationship made them slightly psychologically stronger they were still traumatized. Several years later Shinji still felt guilty for his friends' pain, Asuka was afraid of having children, and Rei regressed and became emotionless again for a while.
* ''Digimon'' fanfiction turns the North Korean Digidestined into this. Justified in that WordOfGod states they exist, but we never see them and there's no telling what their lives are like behind closed doors.
** Of course, given that they live in ''[[CrapsackWorld North]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Korea]]'', unless they're Kim Jong's kids, having a horrible enough life to invoke this trope is almost a guarantee.
** Also of note: If the DPRK Digidestined is one of the tiny percentage of North Koreans who isn't dirt poor, they will be BrainwashedAndCrazy or otherwise a StepfordSmiler. Again, these are justified tropes given what is known so far about the DPRK from the rest of the world.
* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Samantha Shepard lands square in this category, from her HeroicBSOD that led to a series of barbaric acts to her painful realization that no matter how human she might be, the entire galaxy will keep throwing itself on her shoulders no matter how badly she screws up. She goes through a lot of crap.

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* Darkfic tends to turn Max from ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'' into one of these. He's a bit of one in canon-- "everything below the neck works fine,"
fine".
* ''Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fics, like canon, feature this often.
**
''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': When the story begins, Shinji and Asuka have gone through a war against giant aliens (in which they got constantly hurt, mind-raped and actually died), the end of the world, living in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by warlords, being forced to work for dictators... they have endured so much misery, pain and trauma after long years of conflict that when the story begins they are barely functional. They are bitter, jaded and soul-weary and not looking forward to the future. And they are not even nineteen.
* ** ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Shinji and Asuka are teen kids being forced to wage a war against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. The constant battles and hardships were wearing down their precarious mental stability, but after getting together they lean on each other to try to overcome the pain and have something stable to cling to.
* ** ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': As seen in the sequels, Shinji and Asuka tried to put so much distance as possible between them and NERV after the war for their and their daughter's sake. However the ordeals of the past still affects them, and they still are forced to deploy their giant robots every so often, despite of Shinji telling they are sick of killing people.
* ** ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'':
** *** After fighting and defeating a bunch of cosmic horrors from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, Shinji and Asuka are so traumatized that they feel they no longer fit into human society [[spoiler:so that they say goodbye to their remaining friends and leave civilization forever.]]
** *** Rei, too. [[spoiler:She commits Heroic Sacrifice while stating that normal life is not for her.]]
* ** ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Before being sent back to the past Shinji and Asuka were heavily traumatized and barely sane after the Angel War and Third Impact. After a last violent fight they decided to kill themselves because even death seemed a better option than remaining in a dead world. Then the two of them and Rei got flung back to the past and they started dealing with their issues in... unique ways.
* ** ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': After surviving a failed mission, Asuka suffered from SurvivorGuilt. She was full of anger, hatred and self-loathing, and anything made her snapping. And she stopped laughing or getting fun. She did not even ''want'' to get fun. After a second failure she [[spoiler:tried to shoot her brains off, but Shinji stopped her. From that point he helped her to get better.]]
* ** ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'':
** *** Asuka survived the War but she had been beaten, humiliated, mind-raped and disfigured permanently. For many years she was mad at everything, everyone and herself, seeing herself as an ugly, scarred, one-eyed freak and a worthless failure. She needed a lot of therapy to learn to open up to others.
** *** Shinji became quieter and more introvert after the battle of 2015. He hardly talked any of his schoolmates who were not his old friends and his ex-roommate. He was also severely depressed and a borderline suicidal.
* ** ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': The constant, brutal battles against giant, super-powerful aliens as well as her MindRape wore Asuka's psyche down to the point that she was permanently depressed and barely functional at the end of the war.
* ** ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': After living through the war and Third Impact Shinji got sent to the beginning of everything. Although he is trying to grow a spine, become a better person and do things right this time, he is heavily traumatized and feeling inmensely guilty for everyone's deaths. Some characters note that he seems older and more tired than a fourteen-years-old should, and [[spoiler:Kaji]] is amazed that Shinji has not tried to kill himself yet.
* ** ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Although Shinji, Asuka and Rei survived the War and their relationship made them slightly psychologically stronger they were still traumatized. Several years later Shinji still felt guilty for his friends' pain, Asuka was afraid of having children, and Rei regressed and became emotionless again for a while.
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** In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka were deeply traumatized after the Angel War and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]]. The AfterTheEnd chapters narrate how they were forced to mature and overcome their issues in order to survive, and how they got better eventually.
** ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': After surviving the Angel War, Shinji, Asuka and Rei are totally messed-up:
*** Although Shinji has recovered a bit from Kaworu's death, he's badly traumatized, has given up any hope of having a healthy relationship with his father, and he doesn't know how fixing his relationship with Asuka.
*** At the beginning, Asuka is in a coma after having tried to kill herself. Although she eventually comes to, she's very bitter and angry due to her Mind Rape and believing no one cares about her at all.
*** Rei had gotten a bit better at socializing during the war, but after blowing herself up, she regressed to her former emotionless state.
* ''Digimon'' fanfiction turns the North Korean Digidestined into this. Justified in that WordOfGod states they exist, but we never see them and there's no telling what their lives are like behind closed doors.
**
doors. Of course, given that they live in ''[[CrapsackWorld North]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Korea]]'', unless they're Kim Jong's kids, having a horrible enough life to invoke this trope is almost a guarantee.
**
guarantee. Also of note: If the DPRK Digidestined is one of the tiny percentage of North Koreans who isn't dirt poor, they will be BrainwashedAndCrazy or otherwise a StepfordSmiler. Again, these are justified tropes given what is known so far about the DPRK from the rest of the world.
* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Samantha Shepard lands square in this category, from her HeroicBSOD that led to a series of barbaric acts to her painful realization that no matter how human she might be, the entire galaxy will keep throwing itself on her shoulders no matter how badly she screws up. She goes through a lot of crap.



* Amazingly, Minato Namikaze seems to be one -- in the Manga/{{Naruto}} fanfic Fanfic/TheGirlFromWhirlpool seems to be at least a mild example. Find it [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5645686/1/The_Girl_From_Whirlpool here]].
* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' has Harry as this. He came to Middle Earth with the original intention of a couple of months rest and relaxation away from it all. Four years on, he's one of the biggest badasses and most feared entities in Middle Earth. He's also just this side of being [[CrazyAwesome completely]] [[CloudCuckooLander insane,]] occasionally doing a fair impersonation of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' minus the active cases of BreakingTheFourthWall (though he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall lean on it every now and then]]). By the end, he's somewhat more functional. Somewhat.

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* Amazingly, Minato Namikaze seems to be one -- in the Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic Fanfic/TheGirlFromWhirlpool ''Fanfic/TheGirlFromWhirlpool'', he seems to be at least a mild example. Find it [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5645686/1/The_Girl_From_Whirlpool here]].
example.
* ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' has ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows''
**
Harry as this. He came to Middle Earth Middle-Earth with the original intention of a couple of months rest and relaxation away from it all. Four years on, he's one of the biggest badasses and most feared entities in Middle Earth. He's also just this side of being [[CrazyAwesome completely]] [[CloudCuckooLander insane,]] occasionally doing a fair impersonation of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' minus the active cases of BreakingTheFourthWall (though he [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall lean on it every now and then]]). By the end, he's somewhat more functional. Somewhat.



* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', by the same author as the above, implies that Tony's issues post New York have only been partially dealt with in the altered timeline and that they're still simmering under the surface.
** Harry gets some actual therapy in a surprising aversion of ThereAreNoTherapists from Charles Xavier, though that's mostly for his abandonment issues.
*** Later on, he develops full on PTSD, as does Carol Danvers, with one reviewer who'd suffered from PTSD remarking that [[ShownTheirWork the descriptions were dead on.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', by the same author as the above, implies above:
** It's implied
that Tony's issues post New York have only been partially dealt with in the altered timeline and that they're still simmering under the surface.
surface.
** Harry gets some actual therapy in a surprising aversion of ThereAreNoTherapists from Charles Xavier, though that's mostly for his abandonment issues.
***
issues. Later on, he develops full on PTSD, as does Carol Danvers, [[ShownTheirWork with one reviewer who'd suffered from PTSD remarking that [[ShownTheirWork the descriptions were dead on.]]on]].



* ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'': It seems to come and go with River. On the one hand, she's (rightfully) traumatized by everything that's happened to her. On the other hand, when she's in control, she has a razor-sharp focus that lets her bury that sort of detail far below conscious thought. And on the third hand she's still a little bit crazy.

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* ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'': ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'':
**
It seems to come and go with River. On the one hand, she's (rightfully) traumatized by everything that's happened to her. On the other hand, when she's in control, she has a razor-sharp focus that lets her bury that sort of detail far below conscious thought. And on the third hand she's still a little bit crazy.



* Uchiha Sasuke in Fanfic/WhiteRain -- the man has '''issues.''' [[Film/FightClub Multiple personal issues, for which he needs professional help.]]
** Let's put this into perspective: Itachi Jr. is actually a all-around 12 year old NiceGuy. Sasuke uses [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]] on him just because he looks like his father. Yeeeah.
* Used as part of the deconstruction of VideoGame/{{Fallout}} by ''FalloutEquestria'', where Littlepip’s experiences and body count continue to exhibit a increasing toll on her sanity as the story goes on. Applesnack/Steelhooves also exhibits signs of severe combat stress, and getting him some therapy alongside Celestia, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy might well have averted the apocalypse entirely. It’s suggested in story that Equestria’s lack of experience with fighting total war meant they were totally unprepared for large scale PTSD, or its consequences.

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* Uchiha Sasuke in Fanfic/WhiteRain ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'' -- the man has '''issues.''' [[Film/FightClub Multiple personal issues, for which he needs professional help.]]
help]].
** Let's put this into perspective: Itachi Jr. is actually a all-around 12 year old NiceGuy. Sasuke uses [[MindRape Tsukuyomi]] on him just because he [Itachi Jr.] looks like his father. Yeeeah.
father.
* Used as part of the deconstruction of VideoGame/{{Fallout}} ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' by ''FalloutEquestria'', where Littlepip’s experiences and body count continue to exhibit a increasing toll on her sanity as the story goes on. Applesnack/Steelhooves also exhibits signs of severe combat stress, and getting him some therapy alongside Celestia, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy might well have averted the apocalypse entirely. It’s suggested in story that Equestria’s lack of experience with fighting total war meant they were totally unprepared for large scale PTSD, or its consequences.



* ''FanFic/HogyokuExMachina'': Ishida is disturbed at how Ichigo the HotBlooded LeeroyJenkins with ChronicHeroSyndrome has become willing to murder in cold blood yet is still mentally sound.

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* ''FanFic/HogyokuExMachina'': Ishida is disturbed at how Ichigo the HotBlooded LeeroyJenkins with ChronicHeroSyndrome has become willing to murder in cold blood blood, yet is still mentally sound.



* A ''{{Manga/Naruto}}/{{Videogame/Doom}}'' Crossover fic has this happen to Naruto. Accidentally transported to Hell, Naruto spends approximately fifty years waging war against the forces of Hell to find a way home while insuring they can never reach his world. Made worse in that because he can never fall safely fall asleep, he has to devour the souls of the demons he kills to survive. Two scenes that really sell how different he's become: 1) Viewing a severed head on a pike as little different than a "Stay off the grass" sign. 2) When he does get back, he's quickly banned from sparring with anyone as he can barely keep himself from killing his partners.
* The protagonist of the 40k fan fic [[FanFic/SecretWar Secret War]], Attelus Kaltos suffers from severe PTSD, his constant chain smoking barely helps his nerves and paranoia. He also always puts his hands in his pockets, in an instinctive way to hide his shaking hands (even when they're not) After the ''[[NightmareFuel horrid, horrid things]]'' he's been [[DarkAndTroubledPast through]] it's understandable.

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* A ''{{Manga/Naruto}}/{{Videogame/Doom}}'' Crossover fic has this happen to Naruto. Accidentally transported to Hell, Naruto spends approximately fifty years waging war against the forces of Hell to find a way home while insuring they can never reach his world. Made worse in that because he can never fall safely fall asleep, he has to devour the souls of the demons he kills to survive. Two scenes that really sell how different he's become: 1) Viewing a severed head on a pike as little different than a "Stay "stay off the grass" sign. 2) When he does get back, he's quickly banned from sparring with anyone anyone, as he can barely keep himself from killing his partners.
* The protagonist of the 40k fan fic [[FanFic/SecretWar Secret War]], ''FanFic/SecretWar'', Attelus Kaltos Kaltos, suffers from severe PTSD, his PTSD. His constant chain smoking barely helps his nerves and paranoia. He also always puts his hands in his pockets, in an instinctive way to hide his shaking hands (even even when they're not) not shaking. After the ''[[NightmareFuel horrid, [[NightmareFuel horrid things]]'' he's been things]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast through]] he's been through]], it's understandable.



* ''FanFic/WingsToFly'' shows some of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' characters dealing with their tendencies in this direction. Lucrezia Noin has nightmares about her first Gundam encounter and spends most of a chapter fighting off a funk caused by the discovery that nearly everyone she graduated from the Victoria Space Combat Academy is dead.

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* ''FanFic/WingsToFly'' shows some of the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' characters dealing with their tendencies in this direction.
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Lucrezia Noin has nightmares about her first Gundam encounter and spends most of a chapter fighting off a funk caused by the discovery that nearly everyone she graduated from the Victoria Space Combat Academy is dead.



*** Another character says that Dyer is explicitly treating his new squadronmates like he would have replacement pilots during the war; most replacements died in their first five missions, so as a psychological self-defense mechanism experienced pilots didn't treat them as "real people" until they'd lived at least that long.

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*** ** Another character says that Dyer is explicitly treating his new squadronmates like he would have replacement pilots during the war; most replacements died in their first five missions, so as a psychological self-defense mechanism experienced pilots didn't treat them as "real people" until they'd lived at least that long.



* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2567701/Kur0Kishi Kur0Kishi]] loves this and use it for pretty much all of his Naruto crossovers.

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* %%* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2567701/Kur0Kishi Kur0Kishi]] loves this and use it for pretty much all of his Naruto crossovers.



* Most characters from FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum. Marcus Renee, the ([[EnsembleCast usual]]) protagonist, is implied to have PTSD. As is Stephan Bauer, the other protagonist, who still has nightmares over being forced to MercyKill an entire classroom of children. Still, for pure war-related trauma, both pale in comparison to Viktor M. Kraber, the resident Sharlto Copley expy, who attempts to [[spoiler: shoot Luna twice, though he's stopped both times.]] He's a heavy drinker, has a habit of resorting to torture, and is perpetually bad-tempered. However, this is only because he lost his wife and children to TCB!Pinkie Pie.
* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3189956 Aftershocks]], J.D. from {{Film/Heathers}} is one. The fic explores PTSD's strain on his already-unstable psyche and relationship with his family.

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* Most characters from FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum.''FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum''. Marcus Renee, the ([[EnsembleCast usual]]) protagonist, is implied to have PTSD. As is Stephan Bauer, the other protagonist, who still has nightmares over being forced to MercyKill an entire classroom of children. Still, for pure war-related trauma, both pale in comparison to Viktor M. Kraber, the resident Sharlto Copley expy, who attempts to [[spoiler: shoot Luna twice, though he's stopped both times.]] times]]. He's a heavy drinker, has a habit of resorting to torture, and is perpetually bad-tempered. However, this is only because he lost his wife and children to TCB!Pinkie Pie.
* In [[http://archiveofourown.''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3189956 Aftershocks]], Aftershocks]]'', J.D. from {{Film/Heathers}} ''{{Film/Heathers}}'' is one. The fic explores PTSD's strain on his already-unstable psyche and relationship with his family.



* A large number the supporting cast in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is this - the CrapsackWorld doesn't hold back. Cosmo [[spoiler: and her mother Hertia]] [[BrokenBird for starters]]. Tsali is one of the more disturbing versions of this, as his extreme PTSD simply makes him more AxCrazy to cope. Kaptain Firmus D'Arnazhee is left so traumatized by watching an entire entire star system getting exterminated that [[spoiler: he betrays Maledict on the spot when he finds out he was behind the Metarex War]]. Leon and Molly were left traumatized by the ColdBloodedTorture inflicted on them by Muslims.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka were deeply traumatized after the Angel War and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]]. The AfterTheEnd chapters narrate how they were forced to mature and overcome their issues in order to survive, and how they got better eventually.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': After surviving the Angel War, Shinji, Asuka and Rei are totally messed-up:
** Although Shinji has recovered a bit from Kaworu's death, he's badly traumatized, has given up any hope of having a healthy relationship with his father, and he doesn't know how fixing his relationship with Asuka.
** At the beginning, Asuka is in a coma after having tried to kill herself. Although she eventually comes to, she's very bitter and angry due to her Mind Rape and believing no one cares about her at all.
** Rei had gotten a bit better at socializing during the war, but after blowing herself up, she regressed to her former emotionless state.

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* A large number the supporting cast in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is this - the CrapsackWorld doesn't hold back. Cosmo [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and her mother Hertia]] [[BrokenBird for starters]]. Tsali is one of the more disturbing versions of this, as his extreme PTSD simply makes him more AxCrazy to cope. Kaptain Firmus D'Arnazhee is left so traumatized by watching an entire entire star system getting exterminated that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he betrays Maledict on the spot when he finds out he was behind the Metarex War]]. Leon and Molly were left traumatized by the ColdBloodedTorture inflicted on them by Muslims.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka were deeply traumatized after the Angel War and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]]. The AfterTheEnd chapters narrate how they were forced to mature and overcome their issues in order to survive, and how they got better eventually.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': After surviving the Angel War, Shinji, Asuka and Rei are totally messed-up:
** Although Shinji has recovered a bit from Kaworu's death, he's badly traumatized, has given up any hope of having a healthy relationship with his father, and he doesn't know how fixing his relationship with Asuka.
** At the beginning, Asuka is in a coma after having tried to kill herself. Although she eventually comes to, she's very bitter and angry due to her Mind Rape and believing no one cares about her at all.
** Rei had gotten a bit better at socializing during the war, but after blowing herself up, she regressed to her former emotionless state.
Muslims.
16th Aug '16 4:46:00 AM InfectedBlood
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* Sekhmet from ''Webcomic/TheGreenEyedSniper'' is an AWOL soldier and a war criminal with obvious PTSD. Although it's unclear what exactly she's seen and done during war (except for building a weapon of mass destruction which she repeatedly sabotages), she has a [[https://infectedbloodcomics.com/2016/05/16/part-3-page-34/ pained]] and rather strong restraining reaction in the presence of [[https://infectedbloodcomics.com/2016/05/23/part-3-page-35/ wounded people]].
12th Aug '16 2:35:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* It's taken a very long time to surface thanks to both Chief's mental training and his sheer force of will, but by the time of VideoGames/Halo5Guardians, some cracks are beginning to break through. The Chief has been pushing himself non-stop instead of taking some time off, and in Blue Team's intro cutscene, he can't stop his hands from shaking as he pilots his Pelican. Both are telling signs of PTSD. Considering that he's experienced the loss of nearly all his fellow Spartan IIs and [[spoiler: Cortana]], his going AWOL to [[spoiler: follow a dream of Cortana]] is a relatively mild response.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': It's taken a very long time to surface thanks to both Chief's mental training and his sheer force of will, but by the time of VideoGames/Halo5Guardians, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', some cracks are beginning to break through. The Chief has been pushing himself non-stop instead of taking some time off, and in Blue Team's intro cutscene, he can't stop his hands from shaking as he pilots his Pelican. Both are telling signs of PTSD. Considering that he's experienced the loss of nearly all his fellow Spartan IIs Spartan-[=IIs=] and [[spoiler: Cortana]], his going AWOL to [[spoiler: follow a dream of Cortana]] is a relatively mild response.
25th Jul '16 2:11:12 AM PaulA
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold LOVES this trope. In her [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan novels]], Sergeant Bothari's decidedly damaged personality is actually an IMPROVEMENT over his original post-incident situation; his original (politically motivated) therapy involved conditioning him to have violently agonizing migraines whenever he thought about his role in the war. He thought about it a lot. His commanding officer Aral Vorkosigan is incapable of seeing enemy soldiers as actual enemies, having long ago reached a point where all soldiers looked like children to him. Aral's son Miles realized how painful this trope could be during his first real adventure; at one point he looks upon an atrocity of his own devising and thinks, "so this is the crazy terror that prompts massacres in the night. I understand it now. I liked it better when I didn't." And that's not even touching on how bad it was for the physically and emotionally crippled protagonist of ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]''.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold LOVES this trope. In her Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan novels]], novels]]:
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Sergeant Bothari's decidedly damaged personality is actually an IMPROVEMENT over his original post-incident situation; his original (politically motivated) therapy involved conditioning him to have violently agonizing migraines whenever he thought about his role in the war. He thought about it a lot. lot.
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His commanding officer Aral Vorkosigan is incapable of seeing enemy soldiers as actual enemies, having long ago reached a point where all soldiers looked like children to him. him.
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Aral's son Miles realized how painful this trope could be during his first real adventure; at one point he looks upon an atrocity of his own devising and thinks, "so this is the crazy terror that prompts massacres in the night. I understand it now. I liked it better when I didn't." "
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And that's not even touching on how bad it was for the physically and emotionally crippled protagonist of ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]''.Bujold's ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion''.
24th Jul '16 2:38:22 PM nombretomado
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* In one of his stand-up routines, BillBailey discusses a conversation he had with someone about the traditional "things to do before you die" life-ambition of swimming with dolphins; apparently, the dolphins this person had swam with had previously been used for military service and consequently had "[[ThousandYardStare a glazed, far-away look in their eyes]]".

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* In one of his stand-up routines, BillBailey Music/BillBailey discusses a conversation he had with someone about the traditional "things to do before you die" life-ambition of swimming with dolphins; apparently, the dolphins this person had swam with had previously been used for military service and consequently had "[[ThousandYardStare a glazed, far-away look in their eyes]]".
22nd Jul '16 9:13:55 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/AnnaGalactic'': Dilvan Ceylon has been a veteran of a war and he has troubles trying to cope with it.
18th Jul '16 11:34:50 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Seerdomin from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has been thoroughly broken by the things he witnessed and did as a commanding officer under the Seer's tyrannic holy war. While he still sometimes tries to talk sense into his superiors, he wilts at the slightest resistance and accepts his reality stoically. He considers his ideals devoured by the world he lives in.
9th Jul '16 7:02:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** Maglor's not much better. In fact, he's probably worse, his personality switching from ReallyGetsAround CrazyAwesome CloudCuckooLander to TheObiWan to the BloodKnight without much, if any, warning.

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** Maglor's not much better. In fact, he's probably worse, his personality switching from ReallyGetsAround CrazyAwesome CloudCuckooLander to TheObiWan TheMentor to the BloodKnight without much, if any, warning.
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