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29th Apr '17 4:23:51 AM isolato
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* Parodied, then subverted with ''Film/TropicThunder'''s Four Leaf Tayback, who it's later revealed [[spoiler: made everything up, including his amputated hands]].

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* Parodied, then subverted with ''Film/TropicThunder'''s Four Leaf Tayback, who it's later revealed [[spoiler: [[PhonyVeteran made everything up, up]], including his amputated hands]].
24th Apr '17 2:20:28 AM Svartalfar
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**In ''Fanfic/NeonMetathesisEvangelion'', Asuka and [[CanonImmigrant Mana]] acknowledge how piloting and fighting angels has ''already'' taken its toll on Shinji.
-->There was a certain logic to what Mana was saying. In a way, despite only being fourteen, Shinji was a kind of… injured veteran. Who had done his duty heroically and saved everyone, but had the mental wounds to show for it. That idea fit very well to Asuka’s notions of EVA pilots as an elite fighting troop. It wasn’t that Shinji was weak; rather it was time that others took over for him. And Asuka was definitely up to the task.
23rd Apr '17 10:04:36 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SwordArtOnline'', Kirito is a survivor of the titular death game. Not counting the game-master, Kirito has killed three murderers in close combat, and he made a mistake that directly led to the deaths of three of his comrades (including his girlfriend) and led to the suicide of a fourth in front of him. Both these experiences left him severely traumatized, to the point of becoming suicidal on one occasion and being filled with terror just being reminded about the people he killed a year later. Well, ThereAreNoTherapists in Aincrad, and after getting out, he put so much focus on his physical recovery that he didn't actually confront his mental state for a year.

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* In ''SwordArtOnline'', ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito is a survivor of the titular death game. Not counting the game-master, Kirito has killed three murderers in close combat, and he made a mistake that directly led to the deaths of three of his comrades (including his girlfriend) and led to the suicide of a fourth in front of him. Both these experiences left him severely traumatized, to the point of becoming suicidal on one occasion and being filled with terror just being reminded about the people he killed a year later. Well, ThereAreNoTherapists in Aincrad, and after getting out, he put so much focus on his physical recovery that he didn't actually confront his mental state for a year.
6th Apr '17 3:36:05 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ned Stark, in [[JustForPun stark]] contrast to [[BloodKnight Robert]], who misses war and his glory days. Best shown in ''Lord Snow'', where Ned watches Arya practicing fencing with Syrio Forel with a wooden sword, only to have his amused expression slowly turns grim as he's gradually reminded of the hell of war, apparently hearing the distant sound of swords clashing and men dying instead of the wooden sounds of his daughter's fencing.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Ned Stark, in [[JustForPun stark]] contrast to [[BloodKnight Robert]], who misses war and his glory days. Best shown in ''Lord Snow'', where Ned watches Arya practicing fencing with Syrio Forel with a wooden sword, only to have his amused expression slowly turns grim as he's gradually reminded of the hell of war, apparently hearing the distant sound of swords clashing and men dying instead of the wooden sounds of his daughter's fencing.fencing.
** It's clear Jon Snow is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after being murdered and brought back to life in "Oathbreaker".
3rd Apr '17 9:05:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''PokeWars'' series, practically all of the characters. [[ColdSniper Dawn]] is one of the most detailed examples.

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* In the ''PokeWars'' ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' series, practically all of the characters. [[ColdSniper Dawn]] is one of the most detailed examples.
2nd Apr '17 5:29:11 PM RemiV
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** Also in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', the player is tasked with sneaking into Colonel Fuhberger's house to steal his stock of Cold War era weapons. Anytime the player makes a noise that slightly stirred the old soldier from his sleep, he can be hear yelling things like "GET OFF MY RIDGE, YOU COMMIE BASTARDS!". In his dreams, he is back in the war.
1st Apr '17 7:25:42 AM ironballs16
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* [[TheRedBaron The Bloody Baron]] from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' is one of the most WartsAndAll portrayals of this trope in gaming, as the horrors of what he'd seen on the battlefield [[DrowningMySorrows drove him to]] become TheAlcoholic. This, [[DisasterDominoes in turn]], [[spoiler: causes him to become distant from his wife, which causes her to cheat on him, causing ''him'' to kill her lover in a jealous rage before hitting her (as she was trying to kill him for this), and thus starts roughly 20 years of an absolutely ''wretched'' relationship for everyone involved]].

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* [[TheRedBaron The Bloody Baron]] from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' is one of the most WartsAndAll portrayals of this trope in gaming, as the horrors of what he'd seen on the battlefield [[DrowningMySorrows drove him to]] become TheAlcoholic. This, [[DisasterDominoes in turn]], [[spoiler: causes him to become distant from his wife, which causes her to cheat on him, causing ''him'' to kill her lover in a jealous rage before hitting her (as she was trying to kill him for this), this)]], and thus starts roughly 20 years of an absolutely ''wretched'' relationship for everyone involved]].involved.
1st Apr '17 7:25:27 AM ironballs16
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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 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.

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* Bastion from ''VideoGame/OverWatch'' ''{{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 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.it.
* [[TheRedBaron The Bloody Baron]] from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' is one of the most WartsAndAll portrayals of this trope in gaming, as the horrors of what he'd seen on the battlefield [[DrowningMySorrows drove him to]] become TheAlcoholic. This, [[DisasterDominoes in turn]], [[spoiler: causes him to become distant from his wife, which causes her to cheat on him, causing ''him'' to kill her lover in a jealous rage before hitting her (as she was trying to kill him for this), and thus starts roughly 20 years of an absolutely ''wretched'' relationship for everyone involved]].
1st Apr '17 7:12:06 AM ironballs16
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** Similarly spoofed in [[Film/HotShotsPartDeux the sequel]], when Harbinger is reduced to a blubbering mess in the middle of a firefight [[WarIsHell due to his nerves being absolutely shot]]. After a quick pep-talk from Topper, though...
--->'''Harbinger''': War - [[WarIsGlorious it's fantastic]]!
27th Mar '17 8:51:33 AM AFP
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* ''[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]'' Given the events that happen near the end of Volume 3, it will ultimately surprise nobody to learn that quite a few of the central characters suffer from this in various forms in Volume 4. It might surprise them somewhat to discover one of the characters to suffer the most is the third volume's villain.

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* ''[[WebAnimation/RWBY]]'' ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' Given the events that happen near the end of Volume 3, it will ultimately surprise nobody to learn that quite a few of the central characters suffer from this in various forms in Volume 4. It might surprise them somewhat to discover one of the characters to suffer the most is the third volume's villain.
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