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17th May '18 4:06:57 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/HeroesForSale'', Tom and Roger are both battered by their experiences in WWI.
17th May '18 1:27:57 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has become one of these in [[{{Revival}} Season 5]]. Jack, a OneManArmy ActionHero, was constantly fighting against [[EvilOverlord Aku]] and [[EvilMinions his troops]] for ''[[TimeSkip 50 years straight]]'', both for his own survival and to save as many innocent people as he can. However, the toll of seeing how many innocents he ''failed'' to save, combined with not being able to succeed at his original goal ([[TimeTravel of escaping]] [[BadFuture this wretched world]]), has caused Jack to fall into a deep state of insanity; he's now an extremely anxious, depressed, and paranoid shell of his former self, who suffers from [[{{Hallucinations}} nightmarish visions borne from his guilt and self-loathing]]. He even regularly [[TalkingToHimself argues with]] ''[[EnemyWithin his own subconscious]]'', as he's constantly considering whether or not to [[{{Seppuku}} commit "honorable" suicide]] just to put an end to his misery.
16th May '18 2:20:02 PM AK47Productions
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2861969/1/Vietnam Vietnam]]'' (and its in-development sequel), by Rorschach's Blot, portrays ''[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]]'' as a burned-out UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2861969/1/Vietnam Vietnam]]'' (and and its in-development sequel), [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11106078/1/Scars two]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11973897/1/Let-Sleeping-Dogs sequels]], by Rorschach's Blot, portrays ''[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]]'' as a burned-out UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran.
19th Apr '18 7:28:08 AM Malady
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* The {{Punisher}} definitely fits the bill. After three brutal tours of duty in Vietnam, Frank Castle lost his wife and children to Mafia thugs and now wages a one-man war on crime. Various authors have toyed with Frank's mental state, and Creator/GarthEnnis has [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX suggested]] that in Vietnam, Frank started to love combat and killing people, with the death of his family possibly being only the spark that caused his killing.

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* The {{Punisher}} definitely fits the bill. ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': After three brutal tours of duty in Vietnam, Frank Castle lost his wife and children to Mafia thugs and now wages a one-man war on crime. Various authors have toyed with Frank's mental state, and Creator/GarthEnnis has [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX suggested]] that in Vietnam, Frank started to love combat and killing people, with the death of his family possibly being only the spark that caused his killing.
12th Apr '18 9:08:36 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** It's also demonstrated in ''Film/XMen1''. Surprising a sleeping PTSD vet is a bad idea. Especially when he's got adamantium-coated bone claws.

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** It's also demonstrated in ''Film/XMen1''. Surprising a sleeping PTSD vet * ''Film/YouWereNeverReallyHere'': Joe is a bad idea. Especially when he's got adamantium-coated bone claws.severaly traumatized man who has frequent flashbacks to his time overseas. One particular moment that haunts him is giving a local boy a candy bar and then watching that boy get murdered over the candy bar only moments later.
8th Apr '18 1:40:03 PM MsZephy7
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* Violet is an unconventional case in ''LightNovel/VioletEvergarden''. Life as a soldier and weapon of war did not bother Violet as she never knew anything else but war. It wasn't until she finally lived as a civilian and understood her own emotions, the bloody memories of what she had done during the war are seen in a different light and she is appropriately horrified.
28th Mar '18 12:52:22 PM JamesAustin
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* ''Film/LetThereBeLight'' is a 1946 U.S. Army documentary film by Creator/JohnHuston showing the therapy given to traumatized veterans returning from overseas. Although the film is actually quite optimistic, with all the soldiers fully recovered after an eight-week stay, the portrayal of deeply damaged veterans so displeased the Army that it shelved the movie. The film wasn't made available until 1980.

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* ''Film/LetThereBeLight'' ''Film/{{Let There Be Light|1946}}'' is a 1946 U.S. Army documentary film by Creator/JohnHuston showing the therapy given to traumatized veterans returning from overseas. Although the film is actually quite optimistic, with all the soldiers fully recovered after an eight-week stay, the portrayal of deeply damaged veterans so displeased the Army that it shelved the movie. The film wasn't made available until 1980.
23rd Mar '18 7:55:01 AM fighwitt
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* Kalash93 seems to love writing these.

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* Kalash93 [=Kalash93=] seems to love writing these.



'''Kara:'' Shut up! Thatís Almost Death #2, Then we go back to the 20th and everybody gets into a big gang war with everybody else, and I wind up on Apokolips and save everybody from that damned Anti-Life Equation, and Iím the only one on her feet to fight Darkseid, and he damned near disintegrates me. Almost Death #3. Am I seeing a pattern here? And now... now... you snatch me and Dev from what was supposed to be a peaceful weekend of relaxing and, and seeing the sights, and catching up with old Legion friends and, oh, you know what all else, and now whoomp! Iím in whatever time Iím in, and you say that magic word ĎDarkseidí, and Iím supposed to drop everything and sign up for the latest crusade, and I DONíT WANT TO!\\

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'''Kara:'' '''Kara:''' Shut up! Thatís Almost Death #2, Then we go back to the 20th and everybody gets into a big gang war with everybody else, and I wind up on Apokolips and save everybody from that damned Anti-Life Equation, and Iím the only one on her feet to fight Darkseid, and he damned near disintegrates me. Almost Death #3. Am I seeing a pattern here? And now... now... you snatch me and Dev from what was supposed to be a peaceful weekend of relaxing and, and seeing the sights, and catching up with old Legion friends and, oh, you know what all else, and now whoomp! Iím in whatever time Iím in, and you say that magic word ĎDarkseidí, and Iím supposed to drop everything and sign up for the latest crusade, and I DONíT WANT TO!\\



* ''Film/DesertHeat'' features [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Eddie Lomax]], a ReturningWarVet who's DrivenToSuicide at the begining of the film.

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* ''Film/DesertHeat'' features [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Eddie Lomax]], Lomax, a ReturningWarVet who's DrivenToSuicide at the begining of the film.
23rd Mar '18 7:53:30 AM fighwitt
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23rd Mar '18 7:53:02 AM fighwitt
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* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is finally getting burned out after spending fourteen years fighting endlessly crooks, villains and eldritch abominations day after day. To the point that, when the adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes along to drag her into another life or death battle, Kara has a break-down.
-->'''Dev-Em:''' Kara. Will you shut up and let them talk?\\
'''Kara:''' I will not shut up and they can damned well talk after Iím finished! And Iím not finished! I serve in the Crisis and I almost die, I get my guts torn open, and luckily I get helped out by another Supergirl and healed by Raven. Almost Death #1. Then the Legion, my Legion, has me come to the 30th and I have to go to Hell and fight Mordru, and Satan Girl almost beats me to death. I still donít know how Dev brought me back, but Iím thankful he did. Thank you, Dev.\\
'''Dev-Em:''' Youíre welcome.\\
'''Kara:'' Shut up! Thatís Almost Death #2, Then we go back to the 20th and everybody gets into a big gang war with everybody else, and I wind up on Apokolips and save everybody from that damned Anti-Life Equation, and Iím the only one on her feet to fight Darkseid, and he damned near disintegrates me. Almost Death #3. Am I seeing a pattern here? And now... now... you snatch me and Dev from what was supposed to be a peaceful weekend of relaxing and, and seeing the sights, and catching up with old Legion friends and, oh, you know what all else, and now whoomp! Iím in whatever time Iím in, and you say that magic word ĎDarkseidí, and Iím supposed to drop everything and sign up for the latest crusade, and I DONíT WANT TO!\\
[beat]
'''Kara:''' (sighing, crouching and hiding her face) I. Am. Just. Getting. So. Damned. Tired.
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