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5th Aug '16 9:26:44 AM MsChibi
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A character (often female) has had a rough day. She's suffered some sort of physical or emotional trauma that makes her want to run home and [[TroubledFetalPosition curl up into a ball]].

Naturally, the first thing the woman wants to do is go home and take a nice, long, hot shower. This is not surprising; many people find the best way to relax after a hard day is to take that shower, put on fluffy pajamas and just let it all go. Water is also an archetypal purifier in general, capable of symbolically washing away sins or past events -- though that doesn't mean it'll ''work''.

Of course, when it comes to {{fanservice}}, these showers of angst are solid gold (and no, not ''that'' kind of shower). You can't argue with the titillation provided by seeing a hot-bodied person nude, soaking wet, and [[TheWoobie in desperate need of support]] (though in most cases of Shower of Angst, the person showering will be so distraught or depressed that he or she will shower with clothes on, resulting in a SexySoakedShirt scene). However, in some cases, this can border on creepy, such as when a woman takes a shower of angst after being physically or sexually abused (or is suicidal and trying to kill herself by slashing her wrists and letting the running water bleed her dry). That particular version of the trope is common in soap operas, most serious movies, and cable dramas.

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[[BrokenBird A character (often female) female)]] has had a rough day. She's [[BreakTheCutie suffered some sort of physical or emotional trauma trauma]] that makes her want to run home and [[TroubledFetalPosition curl up into a ball]].

Naturally, the first thing the woman wants to do is go home and take a nice, long, hot shower. This is not surprising; many people find the best way to relax after a hard day is to take that shower, put on fluffy pajamas and just let it all go. [[KillItWithWater Water is also an archetypal purifier in general, general]], capable of symbolically washing away sins or past events -- though that doesn't mean it'll ''work''.

Of course, when it comes to {{fanservice}}, these showers of angst are solid gold (and no, not ''that'' kind of shower). You can't argue with the titillation provided by seeing a hot-bodied person nude, soaking wet, and [[TheWoobie in desperate need of support]] (though in most cases of Shower of Angst, the person showering will be so distraught or depressed that he or she will shower with clothes on, resulting in a SexySoakedShirt scene). However, in some cases, this can border on creepy, such as when a woman takes a shower of angst after being physically or [[RapeAsDrama sexually abused abused]] (or is [[BathSuicide suicidal and trying to kill herself by slashing her wrists and letting the running water bleed her dry).dry]]). That particular version of the trope is common in soap operas, most serious movies, and cable dramas.
12th Jun '16 2:36:27 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'' Asuka takes a shower every day to try to forget her nightly, worsening nightmares.
-->All in all, this entire process had become less of a morning shower to her then a morning ritual. Not in the least because she had increasingly needed the hot, soothing water to wash away the dark shades that haunted her sleepů even if she would never admit it to anyone. Least of all herself.
11th Mar '16 1:32:09 AM erforce
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic suffered an absolutely epic psychotic meltdown when he reviewed the third live-action ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film. He tells us all to sit back and enjoy it. Five minutes later, he's having a Shower of Angst, as pictured above, spews {{Angrish}} and yells a long stream of psychotic screams and grunts.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic suffered an absolutely epic psychotic meltdown when he reviewed the third live-action ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' film.''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII''. He tells us all to sit back and enjoy it. Five minutes later, he's having a Shower of Angst, as pictured above, spews {{Angrish}} and yells a long stream of psychotic screams and grunts.
9th Dec '15 12:04:02 PM StFan
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->'''Spencer:''' She takes really long showers when she gets depressed.
->'''Sam:''' Well, when do you think she's going to come out?
->'''Spencer:''' I don't know. She took a chair in there.

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->'''Spencer:''' She takes really long showers when she gets depressed.
->'''Sam:'''
depressed.\\
'''Sam:'''
Well, when do you think she's going to come out?
->'''Spencer:'''
out?\\
'''Spencer:'''
I don't know. She took a chair in there.






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* In one ''LibertyMeadows'' strip, Dean the Pig takes one, after he hit on Ralph by mistake (he even sings "the crying game"). Ralph was in drag at the time, to catch an unruly beaver that was causing trouble at the sanctuary. Said beaver ends up with his own shower scene afterwards.


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* In one ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows'' strip, Dean the Pig takes one, after he hit on Ralph by mistake (he even sings "the crying game"). Ralph was in drag at the time, to catch an unruly beaver that was causing trouble at the sanctuary. Said beaver ends up with his own shower scene afterwards.
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1st Dec '15 12:32:42 PM catmuto
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* ''WebVideo/PeanutButterGamer'' ended up in one at the end of his ''To Kill An Avatar: Pikmin'' video, when he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes that he just killed innocent Pikmin]].
--> '''PBG:''' "They're dead! The pikmin are ''dead''!"
28th Oct '15 12:48:10 PM FF32
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* Norman Jayden from ''HeavyRain'' technically ''does'' have a shower scene, but considering that he's hallucinating and suffering from painful [[DeadlyNosebleed withdrawal symptoms]] at the time, it's not really meant to be {{Fanservice}}.

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* Norman Jayden from ''HeavyRain'' ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' technically ''does'' have a shower scene, but considering that he's hallucinating and suffering from painful [[DeadlyNosebleed withdrawal symptoms]] at the time, it's not really meant to be {{Fanservice}}.
30th Sep '15 8:53:05 AM dsneybuf
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* Music/ImagineDragons frontman Dan Reynolds seems to have a DeliberatelyMonochrome one in the "Roots" music video, submerging himself in a bathtub while {{singing| in the shower}} about how he needs to reconnect with his past, and reflecting on childhood memories and his explorations of remote New Zealand locations. The memories (including some taken from home movies) play in full-color, as does Dan's rise out of the tub at the end of the video.
25th Sep '15 4:20:15 PM nombretomado
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* After a story in which GreenArrow was tortured, his girlfriend ComicBook/BlackCanary found him huddled in the bathtub, half-dressed, with the shower on full blast.

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* After a story in which GreenArrow ComicBook/GreenArrow was tortured, his girlfriend ComicBook/BlackCanary found him huddled in the bathtub, half-dressed, with the shower on full blast.
6th Sep '15 10:31:25 PM NeonyandereHD
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* The lead singer of *Pop Evil* is briefly seen taking one in the music video for *Torn to Pieces*.

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* The lead singer of *Pop Evil* ''Pop Evil'' is briefly seen taking one in the music video for *Torn ''Torn to Pieces*.Pieces''.
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