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22nd Apr '17 11:57:51 PM infernape612
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->''"Thought and affliction, passion, hell itself,''
->''She turns to favour and to prettiness."''

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->''"Thought and affliction, passion, hell itself,''
->''She
itself,''\\
''She
turns to favour and to prettiness."''



*** A straighter example is [[RareMaleExample Prince Takumi]] in the ''Conquest'' path. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who, in this particular path, falls into madness for several reasons: his hate and jealousy to the Avatar, also from his sorrow from losing his mother [[spoiler: (actually, his ParentalSubstitute)]], his InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and the depression he got from all of that. Following the water theme of Ophelia, his clothes are mostly blue and white, unlike his siblings who wear red and white - blue and white are both common color themes for water. Not to mention, the kanji for his name can be read as "ocean" . Granted, he is actually [[spoiler: under a ''huge'' MoreThanMindControl state caused by a water dragon god]], but it doesn't change the fact he exhibits several archetypical traits of this trope. While both hate and sorrow are the reasons for his madness, the game emphasizes more on his hatred while fanworks emphasize more on his sorrow, perfectly depicting the "beautifully broken" trait of this trope (and sometimes reducing him ''solely'' to that). He also often babbles to himself in that path.

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*** A straighter example is [[RareMaleExample [[GenderInvertedTrope Prince Takumi]] in the ''Conquest'' path. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who, in this particular path, falls into madness for several reasons: his hate and jealousy to of the Avatar, also from his sorrow from losing his mother [[spoiler: (actually, [[spoiler:(actually, his ParentalSubstitute)]], his InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and the depression he got from all of that. Following the water theme of Ophelia, his clothes are mostly blue and white, unlike his siblings who wear red and white - blue and white are both common color themes for water. Not to mention, the kanji for his name can be read as "ocean" ."ocean". Granted, he is actually [[spoiler: under a ''huge'' MoreThanMindControl state caused by a water dragon god]], but it doesn't change the fact he exhibits several archetypical traits of this trope. While both hate and sorrow are the reasons for his madness, the game emphasizes more on his hatred while fanworks emphasize more on his sorrow, perfectly depicting the "beautifully broken" trait of this trope (and sometimes reducing him ''solely'' to that). He also often babbles to himself in that path.
9th Apr '17 6:25:31 AM Dontfollowmeman
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* [[spoiler: Ophelia's SuperpoweredEvilSide]] in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. Lampshaded as she uses a lot of metaphors for drowning when commanding her army to attack.

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* [[spoiler: Ophelia's SuperpoweredEvilSide]] in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. Lampshaded as she uses a lot of metaphors for drowning when commanding her army army, the [[{{Anvilicious}} Drowning Doom]], to attack.
5th Apr '17 5:54:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Subverted in the TV series. [[spoiler:Kotori ''does'' shows some signs of this trope when Tokiko dies, but unlike in the manga [[AdventuresInComaLand she falls in a coma]]. Her subconscious is still active and ''sorta'' stable, however, and she begins to use her DreamWeaver powers instead of going crazy]].

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** Subverted in the TV series. series: [[spoiler:Kotori ''does'' shows some signs of this trope when Tokiko dies, but unlike in the manga [[AdventuresInComaLand she falls in a coma]]. Her subconscious is still active and ''sorta'' stable, more or less sane, however, and so she begins to use her DreamWeaver powers instead of going crazy]].crazy]]; she's still comatose when Fuuma kills her, so she never gets the chance to enact the trope.]]
19th Mar '17 1:04:27 PM TudorRose
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* Alison Sedge in ''The Crystal Prison'', the second ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' book. She was driven insane after the death of her love, [[spoiler:Jenkin]], stopped taking care of her appearance, and withdrew into her own little dream world.
4th Mar '17 10:37:52 AM azul120
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* Sunako in ''Manga/TheWallflower'' when she's out of her chibi form. She's creepy but still downright gorgeous. Because she is often acting truly dhsieveld and insane, she might be closer to a [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]

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* Sunako in ''Manga/TheWallflower'' when she's out of her chibi form. She's creepy but still downright gorgeous. Because she is often acting truly dhsieveld and insane, she might be closer to a [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] {{Deconstruct|edTrope}}ion.



** Subverted in the Tv series. [[spoiler: Kotori ''does'' shows some signs of this trope when Tokiko dies, but unlike in the manga [[AdventuresInComaLand she falls in a coma.]] Her subconscious is still active and ''sorta'' stable, however, and she begins to use her DreamWeaver powers instead of going crazy.]]

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** Subverted in the Tv TV series. [[spoiler: Kotori [[spoiler:Kotori ''does'' shows some signs of this trope when Tokiko dies, but unlike in the manga [[AdventuresInComaLand she falls in a coma.]] coma]]. Her subconscious is still active and ''sorta'' stable, however, and she begins to use her DreamWeaver powers instead of going crazy.]]crazy]].



* [[spoiler:Charlotte de Polignac]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', after she cracks from the pressure on her and right before she [[spoiler: commits suicide]], acts like a mixture of this and a CreepyChild. She lets her hair down, babbles madly in front of everyone, takes off her shoes and finally [[spoiler: throws herself off a tower, while still giggling and babbling madly]].

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* Sylvia of ''Anime/CrossAnge'' becomes one of these after her sister Angelise is revealed to be a Norma, the one thing shunned by society, her parents are both killed in their attempt to hide the secret, and while her sister is in exile, elder brother [[TheEvilPrince Julio]], the one responsible, turns Sylvia against her and lures her out of exile by having his sister pull a WoundedGazelleGambit. After capturing their disinherited sister, Sylvia laughs hysterically, blames Ange for the death of her parents and demands she apologize for being a Norma as she whips for before an execution. After Ange escapes, things only get worse. After having a nightmare over what just happened, an attempt to seek comfort from Julio goes south when she spots his secretary ([[TheMole and mole from a dimension of dragonic humanoids]]) Riza, who promptly captures her and puts her under her thrall, which causes her to scream the name of her once beloved sister. Episodes later, with Julio dead, and Embryo freeing her from Riza's control, she's even worse, whipping Riza in retaliation and for [[DisproportionateRetribution failing to bring her what she wanted to read]], and buckles under terror when Ange shows up, asking if she plans to kill her like she the rest of her family as she still blames her for. From then on, with nobody else in the Imperial Palace, she looks increasingly unkempt scared for her life as the palace is under siege, and later, [[TheMagicGoesAway the Mana is cut off]] with her left out of the loop. She is presented in an unsympathetic and cowardly light, [[spoiler:as it turns out she was healed from her crippling long ago]], but she also undergoes a TraumaCongaLine in a station she is in no way fit for.
* [[spoiler:Charlotte de Polignac]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', after she cracks from the pressure on her and right before she [[spoiler: commits [[spoiler:commits suicide]], acts like a mixture of this and a CreepyChild. She lets her hair down, babbles madly in front of everyone, takes off her shoes and finally [[spoiler: throws [[spoiler:throws herself off a tower, while still giggling and babbling madly]].
26th Feb '17 4:31:42 PM eroock
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* Andy of ''Film/TheGoonies'' flips her shit and begins babbling nonsense about "having a beautiful body" shortly before the group encounters the corpse of Chester Copperpot... which doesn't help the situation.
22nd Feb '17 2:07:51 AM PrincessGwen
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** [[spoiler: Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' spends a brief time like this. When she's found in either Eliwood's or Hector's path, she's adrift in a small rowboat and totally amnesiac, so the cast takes her in since she can't be left alone. Soon it's show why she's like that: [[spoiler: she and Nils tried to escape from the Dread Isle to not be forced to open the Dragon Gate and call other dragons through it, with the help of Eliwood's captured father Elbert; however, Nils fell into the sea and the already unstable Ninian snapped, blocking everything from her mind. She doesn't recover until Nils reappears and snaps her out -- and just in time, as she's BrainwashedAndCrazy and just about to open the Dragon Gate under Nergal's orders.]] From then on she's mostly sane, if [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy and reserved]].

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** [[spoiler: Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' spends a brief time like this. When she's found in either Eliwood's or Hector's path, she's adrift in a small rowboat and totally amnesiac, so the cast takes her in since she can't be left alone. Soon it's show shown why she's like that: [[spoiler: she and Nils tried to escape from the Dread Isle to not be forced to open the Dragon Gate and call other dragons through it, with the help of Eliwood's captured father Elbert; however, Nils fell into the sea and the already unstable Ninian snapped, blocking everything from her mind. She doesn't recover until Nils reappears and snaps her out -- and just in time, as she's BrainwashedAndCrazy and just about to open the Dragon Gate under Nergal's orders.]] From then on she's mostly sane, if [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy and reserved]].



*** A straighter example is [[RareMaleExample Prince Takumi]] in the ''Conquest'' path. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who, in this particular path, falls into madness for several reasons: his hate and jealousy to the Avatar, also from his sorrow from losing his mother [[spoiler: (actually, his ParentalSubstitute)]], his InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and the depression he got from all of that. Following the water theme of Ophelia, his clothes is mostly blue and white, unlike his siblings who wear red and white - blue and white are both common color theme for water. Not to mention, the kanji for his name can be read "ocean" . Granted, he is actually [[spoiler: under a ''huge'' MoreThanMindControl state caused by a water dragon god]], but it doesn't change the fact he exhibits several archetypical traits of this trope. When both hate and sorrow is the reason for his madness, the game emphasizes more on his hatred while fanworks emphasizes more on his sorrow, perfectly depicting the "beautifully broken" trait of this trope (and sometimes reducing him ''solely'' to that). He also often babbles to himself in that path.

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*** A straighter example is [[RareMaleExample Prince Takumi]] in the ''Conquest'' path. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who, in this particular path, falls into madness for several reasons: his hate and jealousy to the Avatar, also from his sorrow from losing his mother [[spoiler: (actually, his ParentalSubstitute)]], his InferioritySuperiorityComplex, and the depression he got from all of that. Following the water theme of Ophelia, his clothes is are mostly blue and white, unlike his siblings who wear red and white - blue and white are both common color theme themes for water. Not to mention, the kanji for his name can be read as "ocean" . Granted, he is actually [[spoiler: under a ''huge'' MoreThanMindControl state caused by a water dragon god]], but it doesn't change the fact he exhibits several archetypical traits of this trope. When While both hate and sorrow is are the reason reasons for his madness, the game emphasizes more on his hatred while fanworks emphasizes emphasize more on his sorrow, perfectly depicting the "beautifully broken" trait of this trope (and sometimes reducing him ''solely'' to that). He also often babbles to himself in that path.
17th Feb '17 2:32:37 PM JustTroper
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Maybe this particular cutie was just [[BreakTheCutie broken particularly hard]], maybe it was [[IllGirl an illness]] or maybe she was born that way, but the result is the same, a tragically beautiful, ethereal waif who's mad as a box of frogs. Her beauty is an important point here, underlining her fragility and the sadness of her fate. She usually talks in [[CrypticConversation riddles]] and [[RhymesOnADime rhymes]], can be sad or joyfully happy [[MoodSwinger (or switch between these states)]]. Her mind may be so far gone that she's likely to murder people, but she'll always have clear skin while doing it. Sometimes, too, she has [[WaifProphet important knowledge]] the sane may lack, in which case she'll often have [[CassandraTruth terrible trouble]] getting anyone to listen (a classical example of MadOracle). The original [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] from ''Literature/TheIliad'' was often depicted as a bit of an Ophelia.

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Maybe this particular cutie was just [[BreakTheCutie broken particularly hard]], maybe it was [[IllGirl an illness]] or maybe she was born that way, but the result is the same, a tragically beautiful, ethereal waif who's mad as a box of frogs. Her beauty is an important point here, underlining her fragility and the sadness of her fate. She usually talks in [[CrypticConversation riddles]] and [[RhymesOnADime rhymes]], can be sad or joyfully happy [[MoodSwinger (or switch between these states)]]. Her mind may be so far gone that [[InsaneEqualsViolent she's likely to murder people, people]], but she'll always have clear skin while doing it.it; at other times, though, her madness may allow her to retain childlike innocence, resulting in her being [[LoonWithAHeartOfGold more kindhearted and compassionate than the "normals"]]. Sometimes, too, she has [[WaifProphet important knowledge]] the sane may lack, in which case she'll often have [[CassandraTruth terrible trouble]] getting anyone to listen (a classical example of MadOracle). The original [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] from ''Literature/TheIliad'' was often depicted as a bit of an Ophelia.
14th Feb '17 1:58:22 PM JustTroper
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There's often a surprisingly artistic bent to The Ophelia's madness; she may sing, dance wildly, or try to paint her delusions. She may be a WomanInWhite, and look extra ghostly and wraithlike. She would usually be an UnkemptBeauty because crazy people usually don't care about trendy clothes and make-up. The Ophelia is often [[CloserToEarth tied to nature]] (including [[BarefootLoon walking around barefoot]], [[FlowerInHerHair wearing flowers]], etc.), particularly water, probably as a nod to the original Ophelia (in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Hamlet'') who winds flowers in her hair before drowning herself. That last bit can overlap with InstantOracleJustAddWater if she's also a WaifProphet and/or a MadOracle.

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There's often a surprisingly artistic bent to The Ophelia's madness; she may sing, dance wildly, or try to paint her delusions. She may be a WomanInWhite, and look extra ghostly and wraithlike. She would usually often be an UnkemptBeauty because crazy people usually don't care about trendy clothes and make-up. The Ophelia is often [[CloserToEarth tied to nature]] (including [[BarefootLoon walking around barefoot]], [[FlowerInHerHair wearing flowers]], etc.), particularly water, probably as a nod to the original Ophelia (in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Hamlet'') who winds flowers in her hair before drowning herself. That last bit can overlap with InstantOracleJustAddWater if she's also a WaifProphet and/or a MadOracle.
3rd Feb '17 9:08:23 AM JustTroper
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There's often a surprisingly artistic bent to The Ophelia's madness; she may sing, dance wildly, or try to paint her delusions. She may be a WomanInWhite, and look extra ghostly and wraithlike. The Ophelia is often [[CloserToEarth tied to nature]] (including [[BarefootLoon walking around barefoot]], [[FlowerInHerHair wearing flowers]], etc.), particularly water, probably as a nod to the original Ophelia (in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Hamlet'') who winds flowers in her hair before drowning herself. That last bit can overlap with InstantOracleJustAddWater if she's also a WaifProphet and/or a MadOracle.

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There's often a surprisingly artistic bent to The Ophelia's madness; she may sing, dance wildly, or try to paint her delusions. She may be a WomanInWhite, and look extra ghostly and wraithlike. She would usually be an UnkemptBeauty because crazy people usually don't care about trendy clothes and make-up. The Ophelia is often [[CloserToEarth tied to nature]] (including [[BarefootLoon walking around barefoot]], [[FlowerInHerHair wearing flowers]], etc.), particularly water, probably as a nod to the original Ophelia (in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Hamlet'') who winds flowers in her hair before drowning herself. That last bit can overlap with InstantOracleJustAddWater if she's also a WaifProphet and/or a MadOracle.
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