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4th Jan '18 1:31:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* The aptly-named Sven the Berserk in ''Film/ErikTheViking'' is one comedic example. His father is also a berserker and lectures him on berserking.

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* The aptly-named Sven the Berserk in ''Film/ErikTheViking'' is one comedic example. His father is also a berserker and lectures him on berserking. He goes into a rage over every little thing, which leaves him with insufficient pent-up rage when he actually needs it.
22nd Dec '17 1:33:38 PM erforce
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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, Wolverine often flies into a rage when he's in a fight.
* [[TheHeavy Kylo Ren]] from ''Franchise/StarWars''. His lightsaber fighting style is very aggressive and he cares little about getting hurt in the process.

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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', Wolverine often flies into a rage when he's in a fight.
* [[TheHeavy Kylo Ren]] from ''Franchise/StarWars''.the ''Franchise/StarWars'' sequel trilogy. His lightsaber fighting style is very aggressive and he cares little about getting hurt in the process.
20th Dec '17 5:33:16 PM VutherA
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** The commonly-known term "berserker" and their bear symbolism wasn't the only way frenzied Norse warriors would manifest - "Úlfhéðnar" warriors had a similar fame for battle ferocity but instead used the wolf for their cult motif. Neither "fire or iron" harming the berserkers was a repeated phrase in reference to the warriors in throes of their signature rage. A boar warrior cult also existed, though it doesn't appear that they had the same reputation for going into an uncontrollable frenzy.

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** The commonly-known term "berserker" and their bear symbolism wasn't the only way frenzied Norse warriors would manifest - "Úlfhéðnar" warriors had a similar fame for battle ferocity but instead used the wolf for their cult motif.motif, which may have been particularly associated with the god Odin given [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geri_and_Freki he had a pair of wolves as pets]]. Neither "fire or iron" harming the berserkers was a repeated phrase in reference to the warriors in throes of their signature rage. A boar warrior cult also existed, though it doesn't appear that they had the same reputation for going into an uncontrollable frenzy.
15th Dec '17 8:52:51 AM lampshadeortriangle
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15th Dec '17 8:50:35 AM lampshadeortriangle
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** There is evidence that at least some of these meltdowns are caused by an imbalance of grey and white matter in the brain, which renders the brain so sensitive to sensory input that being exposed to too many noises, smells or even colors at once can literally trigger a small seizure in the frontal lobe of the brain. For reference, the frontal lobe controls reason, emotional regulation, and decision making. Is it any wonder an autistic person in this state can become violent or unreasonably depressed?
13th Dec '17 7:11:25 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'', a lot of the Waffen-SS and Hitler Youth approach this due to fanaticism garnered through years of propaganda against the "evil English" and a [[HopelessWar general lack of options]]. Brainwashed ChildSoldiers with automatic weapons are quite terrifying. But it's {{Deconstructed|Trope}} because no matter how crazy these kids are, [[RealityEnsues they're no more or less vulnerable than anyone else]]; they tend to be brushed aside easily while the Heer troops, men in their fourties and fifties pressed back into service with their old WW2-era guns, have a more methodical and rational approach to battle that means they can pull off good, [[WorthyOpponent even sometimes impressive efforts]] against the younger, fitter and better armed Allied troops.

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* In ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'', a lot of the Waffen-SS and Hitler Youth approach this due to fanaticism garnered through years of propaganda against the "evil English" and a [[HopelessWar general lack of options]]. Brainwashed ChildSoldiers with automatic weapons are quite terrifying. But it's {{Deconstructed|Trope}} because no matter how crazy these kids are, [[RealityEnsues they're no more or less vulnerable than anyone else]]; they tend to be brushed aside easily while the Heer troops, men in their fourties and fifties pressed back into service with their old WW2-era [=WW2=]-era guns, have a more methodical and rational approach to battle that means they can pull off good, [[WorthyOpponent even sometimes impressive efforts]] against the younger, fitter and better armed Allied troops.
5th Dec '17 5:18:12 PM LuciaNanami
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* * Many people with autism can slip into a state called "meltdown" when overstressed or overstimulated. In this state they can sometimes (but do not always) violently lash out at their environment, not conscious of any harm to themselves. It's often mistaken for a mundane temper tantrum, but a normal toddler throwing a fit is in full control of themselves and making a power play, while a meltdown is not a controlled action.

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* * Many people with autism can slip into a state called "meltdown" when overstressed or overstimulated. In this state they can sometimes (but do not always) violently lash out at their environment, not conscious of any harm to themselves. It's often mistaken for a mundane temper tantrum, but a normal toddler throwing a fit is in full control of themselves and making a power play, while a meltdown is not a controlled action.
5th Dec '17 5:17:01 PM LuciaNanami
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* * Many people with autism can slip into a state called "meltdown" when overstressed or overstimulated. In this state they can sometimes (but do not always) violently lash out at their environment, not conscious of any harm to themselves. It's often mistaken for a mundane temper tantrum, but a normal toddler throwing a fit is in full control of themselves and making a power play, while a meltdown is not a controlled action.
29th Nov '17 8:56:58 PM VisitorAlex
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': While Jack usually keeps his emotions in check, he has a couple of moments where he completely loses his temper, especially when his [[EnemyWithin Inner-Self]] is in control of his negative emotions. Aku exploits this twice. First, in an episode when he created a dark version of the samurai in an attempt to finish Jack. Jack defeats Mad Jack by simply meditating. Second, when Aku destroyed the last time portal that will get Jack back to the past. Jack '''loses it''' and kills three sheep out of anger.

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While Jack usually keeps his emotions in check, he has a couple of moments where he completely loses his temper, especially when his [[EnemyWithin Inner-Self]] is in control of his negative emotions. Aku exploits this twice. First, in an episode when he created a dark version of the samurai in an attempt to finish Jack. Jack defeats Mad Jack by simply meditating. Second, when Aku destroyed the last time portal that will get Jack back to the past. Jack '''loses it''' and kills three sheep out of anger.anger.
** Ashi. Whenever sufficiently enraged enough to fight someone, she's absolutely brutal and ruthless to her opponents; as best seen when she battles, for example: Jack, the Dominator, or that Orc Army. [[spoiler:Her possessed form is even worse]].
27th Nov '17 5:39:22 PM jetrip
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[-[[caption-width-right:248:His name is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Guts]], and he's about to spill ''[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou yours]]''.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:248:His name is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Guts]], and he's about to spill hack out ''[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou yours]]''.]]-]
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