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12th Dec '17 2:15:15 AM Zazie122
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** [[spoiler:Eren Yeager]] pretends to be (at least a worse version than he already is) one of these in order to sneak into the enemy's military territory and "reunite" with [[spoiler:Reiner Braun]].
11th Dec '17 4:42:09 PM 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]].

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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/ [[http://ges.smackjeeves.com/comics/2542180/ges-part3-page034/ pained]] and rather strong restraining reaction in the presence of [[https://infectedbloodcomics.com/2016/05/23/part-3-page-35/ [[http://ges.smackjeeves.com/comics/2542180/ges-part3-page035/ wounded people]].
5th Dec '17 9:13:26 AM tropower
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** There is some evidence that certain types of activities that 'desensitize' a person to violence (such as playing some types of video games) seems to reduce the effects of combat on many people. Given how debilitating PTSD is, anything that may help to reduce the incidence and severity needs to be looked at seriously.

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** There is some evidence that certain types of activities that 'desensitize' a person to violence (such as playing some types of video games) seems to reduce the effects of combat on many people. Given how debilitating PTSD is, anything that may help to reduce the incidence and severity needs to be looked at seriously.
4th Dec '17 1:14:17 PM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Lt. Surge is a downplayed example. While he's for the most part a nice and respectful guy in general, if a bit cocksure, it's clear that his time in the war has taken his toll on him, and during Christmas time he often mourns his deceased war buddies.
3rd Dec '17 9:33:53 PM Anhilliator1
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** [[{{Anime/MobileSuitGundam00}} Setsuna F. Seiei]], was once a ChildSoldier tricked into murdering his own parents in the name of God and fighting a fruitless war. Years later, he's still in Krugis. He gets better thanks to the best friend in his life, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Marina Ismail]].

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** [[{{Anime/MobileSuitGundam00}} Setsuna F. Seiei]], was once a ChildSoldier tricked into murdering his own parents in the name of God and fighting a fruitless war. Years later, he's still in Krugis.Krugis, especially when he sees a town getting razed to the ground.. He gets better thanks to the best friend in his life, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Marina Ismail]].
17th Nov '17 5:06:31 PM Rissis
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** Jake's grandfather was a World War II vet who, while no details are given, clearly saw a lot and never fully recovered. Jake gives a lot of thought to the possibility of ending up like him over the course of book 33. Interestingly, he saw a lot of his "old soul" in Jake before the series even began.

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** Jake's grandfather great-grandfather was a World War II vet who, while no details are given, clearly saw a lot and never fully recovered. Jake gives a lot of thought to the possibility of ending up like him over the course of book 33.31. Interestingly, he saw a lot of his "old soul" in Jake before the series even began.
17th Nov '17 1:44:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Several ''Literature/HarryPotter'' characters, especially Harry and Snape.

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* Several ''Literature/HarryPotter'' characters, especially including Harry and Snape.Snape. And Alastor Moody, who became badly scarred both physically and mentally during his career as an Auror, leading him to become ProperlyParanoid to the point where his CatchPhrase is "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!"
14th Nov '17 9:27:51 PM PaulA
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** Surprisingly few shinobi suffer from this trope in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; however, Kakashi Hatake seems to be a textbook example, having lost his father, his best friend Obito (who gave him his left eye as a permanent memento [[spoiler:and later turns up alive and a villain responsible for much of the bad things that have occurred in the last sixteen years, including their teacher Minato's death]]), his potential love interest Rin ([[spoiler:who ''he himself'' killed]]), and his mentor Minato. As such, when Sasuke demanded to know how Kakashi would react if he killed everyone that Kakashi cared about, his reply was to simply [[StepfordSmiler smile]] and say that he had [[TearJerker already lost everyone precious to him.]] The reason Kakashi was always late for his training sessions with his genin team? [[CerebusRetcon Every morning he spends hours just standing in front of the Konoha memorial to dead shinobi to honor his comrades' memory.]] The anime goes in and does a masterful anime expansion of the immediate aftermath of [[spoiler:Rin's HeroicSacrifice.]] Kakashi has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, he keeps seeing [[spoiler:Rin die by his hands]], keeps having nightmares, becomes far, far more withdrawn, and he couldn't even ''use'' his Chidori anymore since he kept thinking of [[spoiler:Rin]]. All at [[ImprobableAge 13 years old]]. You have to wonder why Konoha doesn't have a grief counselor that Minato assigned to Kakashi.

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** Surprisingly few shinobi suffer from this trope in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; however, Kakashi Hatake seems to be a textbook example, having lost his father, his best friend Obito (who gave him his left eye as a permanent memento [[spoiler:and later turns up alive and a villain responsible for much of the bad things that have occurred in the last sixteen years, including their teacher Minato's death]]), his potential love interest Rin ([[spoiler:who ''he himself'' killed]]), and his mentor Minato. As such, when Sasuke demanded to know how Kakashi would react if he killed everyone that Kakashi cared about, his reply was to simply [[StepfordSmiler smile]] and say that he had [[TearJerker already lost everyone precious to him.]] him. The reason Kakashi was always late for his training sessions with his genin team? [[CerebusRetcon Every morning he spends hours just standing in front of the Konoha memorial to dead shinobi to honor his comrades' memory.]] The anime goes in and does a masterful anime expansion of the immediate aftermath of [[spoiler:Rin's HeroicSacrifice.]] Kakashi has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, he keeps seeing [[spoiler:Rin die by his hands]], keeps having nightmares, becomes far, far more withdrawn, and he couldn't even ''use'' his Chidori anymore since he kept thinking of [[spoiler:Rin]]. All at [[ImprobableAge 13 years old]]. You have to wonder why Konoha doesn't have a grief counselor that Minato assigned to Kakashi.



* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/255163 Green Ice]]'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interprets]] [[JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] as one, having been so ''broken'' by his experiences in the trenches that he's in denial about the whole war ever having happened and retreated into a sort of fantasy. [[TearJerker Depressingly]], this seems to have affected more than just his memory, as his frivolousness, dependency on Jeeves and inability to plan for the future all appear to be the result of his experiences in WWI.

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* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/255163 Green Ice]]'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interprets]] [[JeevesAndWooster [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] as one, having been so ''broken'' by his experiences in the trenches that he's in denial about the whole war ever having happened and retreated into a sort of fantasy. [[TearJerker Depressingly]], this This seems to have affected more than just his memory, as his frivolousness, dependency on Jeeves and inability to plan for the future all appear to be the result of his experiences in WWI.



** There's a volus in Noveria who exhibits a particularly bad case after [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Doing What He Had To Do]]: sealing an asari colleague in the hot labs with the rachni so they wouldn't escape and kill him and the others. Two years later in the sequel, you receive an email from him saying that he hopes this is his purgatory and that he "really" died trying to save her ([[TearJerker but if not, thank you]]).

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** There's a volus in Noveria who exhibits a particularly bad case after [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Doing What He Had To Do]]: sealing an asari colleague in the hot labs with the rachni so they wouldn't escape and kill him and the others. Two years later in the sequel, you receive an email from him saying that he hopes this is his purgatory and that he "really" died trying to save her ([[TearJerker but (but if not, thank you]]).you).
10th Nov '17 12:13:37 PM HotelCalifornia
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* 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.
10th Nov '17 7:15:39 AM RezaMaulana98
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'': While this is mostly came from fan theories, it is truly possible that Jotaro Kujo developed a PTSD after his adventures in ''Stardust Crusaders'', particularly following the FinalBattle with DIO. Evidence of this can be seen in all of the parts that have Jotaro as a supporting character post-Stardust Crusaders.
** Part 4: He is seen to be frightened when Angelo mentions DIO, and he beats the living shit out of Kira [[spoiler:after Kira (a blonde-haired man like DIO) said that his Stand is now weak, says the word "Muda" (DIO's catchphrase and BattleCry), mentions how many time he has left before leaving (The World's [[TimeStandsStill time-stopping ability]] always have Dio mentioning how many seconds left when he do his time stop), and Jotaro seeing Koichi having a hole in the chest after being punched by Killer Queen (this is what kills Kakyoin in Part 3)]].
** Part 5: He sent [[spoiler:Koichi]] instead of himself to meet Giorno, DIO's illegitimate son.
** Part 6: He completely flips out when [[spoiler:Pucci]] throws a flurry of knifes towards his daughter Jolyne, much like what he experienced in ''Stardust Crusaders''.
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