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26th May '18 8:36:43 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. She would 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.

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There's often [[EccentricArtist a surprisingly artistic bent 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 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.
1st May '18 1:17:14 AM Nouct
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* Phantom of the Opera in {{Fate Grand Order}} can be interpreted as a RareMaleExample particularly after his [[BishonenLine third accession]], due to his Mental Pollution skill which makes him incapable of understanding or be understood by anyone without the same level of distorted mentality and penchant for singing at seemingly inappropriate times. Reaches its height in the Prison Tower Event as he sings of love and envy before disappearing after being defeated.

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* Phantom of the Opera in {{Fate Grand Order}} ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' can be interpreted as a RareMaleExample particularly after his [[BishonenLine third accession]], due to his Mental Pollution skill which makes him incapable of understanding or be understood by anyone without the same level of distorted mentality and penchant for singing at seemingly inappropriate times. Reaches its height in Best exemplified with the Prison Tower Event as he sings of love and envy before disappearing after being defeated.
29th Apr '18 1:27:15 AM lovelesslament
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*Phantom of the Opera in {{Fate Grand Order}} can be interpreted as a RareMaleExample particularly after his [[BishonenLine third accession]], due to his Mental Pollution skill which makes him incapable of understanding or be understood by anyone without the same level of distorted mentality and penchant for singing at seemingly inappropriate times. Reaches its height in the Prison Tower Event as he sings of love and envy before disappearing after being defeated.
22nd Apr '18 11:16:12 PM DanteVin
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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Similar to [[Manga/{{Berserk}} Casca]], Danua's trauma has left her mentally and emotionally debilitated, though to not as an extreme degree. While she retains enough to be self-sufficient and independent, she has difficulty speaking, sucks her thumb, and is overall very childish and naive.
19th Apr '18 3:46:50 AM TheKaizerreich
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In RealLife mental illness is rarely pretty but in fiction, there's just something about a lovely young woman, often with [[MessyHair long, disheveled hair]], running around [[TalkativeLoon babbling lyrically]] about the strange visions flashing through her deranged mind, singing [[IronicNurseryTune creepy little rhymes]], [[FlowerMotifs scattering flowers]] and occasionally [[AxCrazy bashing people's heads in.]]

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In RealLife mental illness is rarely pretty but in fiction, there's just something about a lovely young woman, often with [[MessyHair long, disheveled hair]], running around [[TalkativeLoon babbling lyrically]] about the strange visions flashing through her deranged mind, singing [[IronicNurseryTune creepy little rhymes]], [[FlowerMotifs scattering flowers]] and occasionally [[BreadEggsMilkSquick occasionally]] [[AxCrazy bashing people's heads in.]]
3rd Apr '18 7:57:19 AM Dravencour
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* Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' becomes a nearly mute version of this after she [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the horrible trauma she suffered during the Eclipse]].

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* Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' becomes spends no fewer than two years and two to three full arcs as a nearly mute version of this after she [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes mad from the horrible trauma she suffered during the Eclipse]].Eclipse]]. [[spoiler:She only gets better after a visit to Elfheim and a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind courtesy of the Flowerstorm Queen, but she still has some ''serious'' PTSD]].
17th Mar '18 7:57:26 AM x_countryguy
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---> '''SETSUKA''' (has an ikebana arrangement): Camellias. Red camellias.\\
'''SEISHIROU''': Your favorite flower.\\
'''SETSUKA''': I love it. I love camellias best when they fall (gets a dreamy look) It falls on the ground.... plop, like a human head. ''I love it.''

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---> '''SETSUKA''' (has --->'''Setsuka:''' ''[has an ikebana arrangement): arrangement]'' Camellias. Red camellias.\\
'''SEISHIROU''': '''Seishirou:''' Your favorite flower.\\
'''SETSUKA''': '''Setsuka:''' I love it. I love camellias best when they fall (gets a dreamy look) It falls on the ground.... plop, like a human head. ''I love it.''



-->''"Everyone's coming out to play!"''

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-->''"Everyone's -->'''Dolores:''' ''Everyone's coming out to play!"''play!''



-->'''Penny:''' Hee hee! Penny likes you...but Mr. Bear ''[=HATES YOU!=]''\\

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-->'''Penny:''' Hee hee! Penny likes you... but Mr. Bear ''[=HATES YOU!=]''\\
17th Mar '18 7:55:04 AM x_countryguy
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* Diva from ''Anime/BloodPlus'', who also happens to be the BigBad. A good example is a scene where she's seen giggling, dancing and prancing around in a cute and very princessy gown, [[LettingHerHairDown with her hair down]] and [[DoesNotLikeShoes lacking footwear]]... and then she [[spoiler: captures her twin sister and rival Saya and almost kills her.]]
* [[spoiler:Princess Emeraude]] in the ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' OVA's. How gone is she? So much that [[spoiler: she barely realises that Zagato has died, and throws herself at the feet of the throne where his corpse sits]]
** [[spoiler: Alcyone]] in the second part of the TV series zig-zags between EmptyShell and this trope. [[spoiler: When she is captured by Cephiro after having become the BrainwashedAndCrazy minion of Debonair, the poor woman is seen despondent and quiet, only reacting at the sight of Lantis -- and that's because she's so far gone that ''she thinks Lantis is Zagato''.]]

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* Diva from ''Anime/BloodPlus'', who also happens to be the BigBad. A good example is a scene where she's seen giggling, dancing and prancing around in a cute and very princessy gown, [[LettingHerHairDown with her hair down]] and [[DoesNotLikeShoes lacking footwear]]... and then she [[spoiler: captures [[spoiler:captures her twin sister and rival Saya and almost kills her.]]
* [[spoiler:Princess Emeraude]] in the ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' OVA's. How gone is she? So much that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she barely realises that Zagato has died, and throws herself at the feet of the throne where his corpse sits]]
** [[spoiler: Alcyone]] [[spoiler:Alcyone]] in the second part of the TV series zig-zags between EmptyShell and this trope. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When she is captured by Cephiro after having become the BrainwashedAndCrazy minion of Debonair, the poor woman is seen despondent and quiet, only reacting at the sight of Lantis -- and that's because she's so far gone that ''she thinks Lantis is Zagato''.]]



* Tomoe Yukishiro from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has a fit of this after [[spoiler: her fiance Akira Kiyosato is murdered.]] The first time she meets Kenshin, she's drunk and her only reaction to [[RainOfBlood getting splattered by the blood of someone Kenshin just eviscerated]] is to say that he made it rain blood. She then promptly faints.
* Rin Sohma, Ren Sohma, [[spoiler: Akito]] Sohma, and Machi Kuragi from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' have moments like this.

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* Tomoe Yukishiro from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has a fit of this after [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her fiance Akira Kiyosato is murdered.]] The first time she meets Kenshin, she's drunk and her only reaction to [[RainOfBlood getting splattered by the blood of someone Kenshin just eviscerated]] is to say that he made it rain blood. She then promptly faints.
* Rin Sohma, Ren Sohma, [[spoiler: Akito]] [[spoiler:Akito]] Sohma, and Machi Kuragi from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' have moments like this.



* An AxCrazy and openly villainous version is [[spoiler: Crimson Miroku]] from the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' [[Anime/SakuraWarsTV TV series]]. After [[spoiler: Sumire kills her and Satan Aoi brings her BackFromTheDead]], she appears in front of the main cast with her clothes loose, [[LettingHerHairDown her long hair down]], and only being able to speak a MadnessMantra: "[[spoiler: Sumire]], [[spoiler: Sumire]]... I want your life... I'll take your life..."

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* An AxCrazy and openly villainous version is [[spoiler: Crimson [[spoiler:Crimson Miroku]] from the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' [[Anime/SakuraWarsTV TV series]]. After [[spoiler: Sumire [[spoiler:Sumire kills her and Satan Aoi brings her BackFromTheDead]], she appears in front of the main cast with her clothes loose, [[LettingHerHairDown her long hair down]], and only being able to speak a MadnessMantra: "[[spoiler: Sumire]], [[spoiler: Sumire]]..."[[spoiler:Sumire]], [[spoiler:Sumire]]... I want your life... I'll take your life..."



* In the 2003 anime version of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[spoiler: Rose Thomas]] is either drugged or hypnotized by [[spoiler:the BigBad Dante]]. In addition to [[BreakTheCutie the other terrible events]] that traumatized her, this makes the poor woman nearly catatonic, vacant, and either completely still or dancing. [[spoiler: But she gets better.]]

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* In the 2003 anime version of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[spoiler: Rose [[spoiler:Rose Thomas]] is either drugged or hypnotized by [[spoiler:the BigBad Dante]]. In addition to [[BreakTheCutie the other terrible events]] that traumatized her, this makes the poor woman nearly catatonic, vacant, and either completely still or dancing. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But she gets better.]]



** [[spoiler: Ran Mouri]] spends a good part of the fourth movie, ''Captured in her eyes'', as one [[spoiler: due to a ''bad'' case of TraumaInducedAmnesia. She recovers towards the end, however.]]
** Also, a young woman mentioned in the backstory of the [[spoiler: Detectives Koshien]] arc. More exactly: [[spoiler:a mentally and emotionally unstable socialite who committed suicide via hanging herself in a room of her BigFancyHouse (nicknamed "the Lavender mansion") in an island near Fukuoka. The "young mistress"'s death was wrongfully catalogued as a murder, however, and the main suspect was her maid Kana Mizoguchi. Poor Kana was the one who fulfilled Ophelia's association with water, however, [[StartsWithASuicide having thrown herself into the sea]] after she couldn't prove her innocence.]]
** In the [[spoiler: Kimono Goddess]] case, the audience actually gets introduced to the episode via a scene in which a beautiful, sad-looking Ophelia ''[[StartsWithASuicide throws herself off a building]]'' in front of everyone in her women's college. [[spoiler: Her name was Sakurako Suzuka, and [[BrokenBird she]] [[BreakTheCutie ended up]] [[DespairEventHorizon that way]] after being framed for drug trade by two cruel {{Alpha Bitch}}es, Ema Anzai and Asuka Shibazaki, who already hated her for being a WideEyedIdealist. Five years later, Ema and Asuka would become the case's {{Asshole Victim}}s at the hands of Eri, Sakurako's estranged older sister.]]
** Maya Tachibana from the Beautiful Amnesiac Woman {{filler}} case, who has lost her memories due to injuries and acts like a textbook case. [[spoiler: Then it's subverted: she's a DarkActionGirl who has been hired to kill Kogoro by a dude that got tossed into jail and then escaped, and while her memory loss is genuine at first, she recovers her memories around halfway the episode and then pretends to still be amnesiac so she can corner Kogoro and murder him. Conan barely manages to save Kogoro and then capture her.]]

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** [[spoiler: Ran [[spoiler:Ran Mouri]] spends a good part of the fourth movie, ''Captured in her eyes'', as one [[spoiler: due [[spoiler:due to a ''bad'' case of TraumaInducedAmnesia. She recovers towards the end, however.]]
** Also, a young woman mentioned in the backstory of the [[spoiler: Detectives [[spoiler:Detectives Koshien]] arc. More exactly: [[spoiler:a mentally and emotionally unstable socialite who committed suicide via hanging herself in a room of her BigFancyHouse (nicknamed "the Lavender mansion") in an island near Fukuoka. The "young mistress"'s death was wrongfully catalogued as a murder, however, and the main suspect was her maid Kana Mizoguchi. Poor Kana was the one who fulfilled Ophelia's association with water, however, [[StartsWithASuicide having thrown herself into the sea]] after she couldn't prove her innocence.]]
** In the [[spoiler: Kimono [[spoiler:Kimono Goddess]] case, the audience actually gets introduced to the episode via a scene in which a beautiful, sad-looking Ophelia ''[[StartsWithASuicide throws herself off a building]]'' in front of everyone in her women's college. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her name was Sakurako Suzuka, and [[BrokenBird she]] [[BreakTheCutie ended up]] [[DespairEventHorizon that way]] after being framed for drug trade by two cruel {{Alpha Bitch}}es, Ema Anzai and Asuka Shibazaki, who already hated her for being a WideEyedIdealist. Five years later, Ema and Asuka would become the case's {{Asshole Victim}}s at the hands of Eri, Sakurako's estranged older sister.]]
** Maya Tachibana from the Beautiful Amnesiac Woman {{filler}} case, who has lost her memories due to injuries and acts like a textbook case. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then it's subverted: she's a DarkActionGirl who has been hired to kill Kogoro by a dude that got tossed into jail and then escaped, and while her memory loss is genuine at first, she recovers her memories around halfway the episode and then pretends to still be amnesiac so she can corner Kogoro and murder him. Conan barely manages to save Kogoro and then capture her.]]



* [[spoiler: Kamille Bidan]] becomes a ''very'' RareMaleExample in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''. Understandable: [[spoiler: he is barely recovering from having been {{Mind Rape}}d into insanity by Scirocco. And once he reappears in the series, the ColonyDrop on Dublin [[FromBadToWorse and Hayato's death in battle take place]]...]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Misa Amane. Beautiful? Check. Insane? Check. Puts on pretty dresses and murders people? Definitely. [[spoiler: Commits suicide at the end]]? Yeah.
* ''Manga/SakuraGari'' features the young and pretty maid from the Saiki household who becomes this [[spoiler:after ''surviving'' Sakurako's [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]/murder of Souma's lovers, but losing the baby of Souma's that she was pregnant with.]] The reader meets the girl shortly after [[spoiler: Souma attempts to kill himself]]; she looks pretty but frail and pale in her dark kimono, attempts to speak to the Saikis and then to Masataka to learn what's going on -- but then she catches a glimpse of [[spoiler: Sakurako herself]] and has a ''massive'' [[HeroicBSOD meltdown]], screaming for a "[[spoiler: white-haired]] demon" that is around the gardens, so the policemen have to calm her down. Considering that [[spoiler: she was tied up in UnwillingSuspension manner, gagged, savagely beaten ''and'' then photographed while half-naked and still BoundAndGagged]], she can't be blamed.
* From the manga-only Onisarashi-Hen (Demon Exposing Arc) in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: Natsumi Kimiyoshi]] becomes this in the story's epilogue. After failed attempts at living with relatives, later living with [[spoiler: Akira Toudou]], who married her so she would be able to drop her maiden name and move past [[spoiler: her murdering her grandmother and parents]], she's consigned to a psychiatric hospital. Though she seems to be doing better, she's actually aware of her crimes, even though [[spoiler: Akira]] is shouldering her guilt for her. By contrast, she was more of a tragic Ophelia with her relatives than after she was moved to the hospital, where she was more of a MadwomanInTheAttic.

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* [[spoiler: Kamille [[spoiler:Kamille Bidan]] becomes a ''very'' RareMaleExample in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''. Understandable: [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is barely recovering from having been {{Mind Rape}}d into insanity by Scirocco. And once he reappears in the series, the ColonyDrop on Dublin [[FromBadToWorse and Hayato's death in battle take place]]...]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Misa Amane. Beautiful? Check. Insane? Check. Puts on pretty dresses and murders people? Definitely. [[spoiler: Commits [[spoiler:Commits suicide at the end]]? Yeah.
* ''Manga/SakuraGari'' features the young and pretty maid from the Saiki household who becomes this [[spoiler:after ''surviving'' Sakurako's [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]/murder of Souma's lovers, but losing the baby of Souma's that she was pregnant with.]] The reader meets the girl shortly after [[spoiler: Souma [[spoiler:Souma attempts to kill himself]]; she looks pretty but frail and pale in her dark kimono, attempts to speak to the Saikis and then to Masataka to learn what's going on -- but then she catches a glimpse of [[spoiler: Sakurako [[spoiler:Sakurako herself]] and has a ''massive'' [[HeroicBSOD meltdown]], screaming for a "[[spoiler: white-haired]] "[[spoiler:white-haired]] demon" that is around the gardens, so the policemen have to calm her down. Considering that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she was tied up in UnwillingSuspension manner, gagged, savagely beaten ''and'' then photographed while half-naked and still BoundAndGagged]], she can't be blamed.
* From the manga-only Onisarashi-Hen (Demon Exposing Arc) in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler: Natsumi [[spoiler:Natsumi Kimiyoshi]] becomes this in the story's epilogue. After failed attempts at living with relatives, later living with [[spoiler: Akira [[spoiler:Akira Toudou]], who married her so she would be able to drop her maiden name and move past [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her murdering her grandmother and parents]], she's consigned to a psychiatric hospital. Though she seems to be doing better, she's actually aware of her crimes, even though [[spoiler: Akira]] [[spoiler:Akira]] is shouldering her guilt for her. By contrast, she was more of a tragic Ophelia with her relatives than after she was moved to the hospital, where she was more of a MadwomanInTheAttic.



** One of these is [[spoiler: the legal wife of [[HeroicBastard Shiho's]] DisappearedDad, Masakazu Ogata, a sickly and sad lady who is often alone at her BigFancyHouse. Her son Kyousuke tells Shiho that she is "a little mentally unstable", implied to be a consequence of Ogata's constant womanizing on top of ''already'' being an IllGirl. This is confirmed when, after seeing Shiho, Mrs. Ogata tries to kill herself; for worse, when Shiho and Kyosuke try to aid her, she mistakes her for Shiho's mother Sayuri (the better known of Ogata's flings) again and begins to insult and threaten her. (Though she later comes to her senses, realises the mistake and asks Shiho who she ''actually'' is.)]]
** Later, in the BoardingSchool two-parter, Ophelia the character becomes vital to [[spoiler: the confrontation between Shiho and the murderous AlphaBitch Kana Juumonji, who scream Hamlet lines to each other with Kana playing Ophelia so perfectly that she's still reciting her lines as she's taken away by the police, her deceit uncovered. Kana/Satoka ''actually'' becomes this towards the end, after Shiho successfully scares her into TraumaInducedAmnesia [[ItsPersonal as specific punishment]] for having caused the deaths of Misaki and later Yuuichiro's, aside of the people whose deaths she provoked before.]]

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** One of these is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the legal wife of [[HeroicBastard Shiho's]] DisappearedDad, Masakazu Ogata, a sickly and sad lady who is often alone at her BigFancyHouse. Her son Kyousuke tells Shiho that she is "a little mentally unstable", implied to be a consequence of Ogata's constant womanizing on top of ''already'' being an IllGirl. This is confirmed when, after seeing Shiho, Mrs. Ogata tries to kill herself; for worse, when Shiho and Kyosuke try to aid her, she mistakes her for Shiho's mother Sayuri (the better known of Ogata's flings) again and begins to insult and threaten her. (Though she later comes to her senses, realises the mistake and asks Shiho who she ''actually'' is.)]]
** Later, in the BoardingSchool two-parter, Ophelia the character becomes vital to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the confrontation between Shiho and the murderous AlphaBitch Kana Juumonji, who scream Hamlet lines to each other with Kana playing Ophelia so perfectly that she's still reciting her lines as she's taken away by the police, her deceit uncovered. Kana/Satoka ''actually'' becomes this towards the end, after Shiho successfully scares her into TraumaInducedAmnesia [[ItsPersonal as specific punishment]] for having caused the deaths of Misaki and later Yuuichiro's, aside of the people whose deaths she provoked before.]]



* [[spoiler: Shuu Tsukiyama]] becomes a RareMaleExample in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul Re''. At the start of the series his health and mental state degrade ''seriously'' and he looks beautiful and frail when he isn't having episodes of violence. This comes after [[spoiler: Kaneki's two years-long disappearance]] has left him ''very'' distressed, and it takes him a ''lot'' of effort to recover and begin making up to his family for the grief that came with his madness.

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* [[spoiler: Shuu [[spoiler:Shuu Tsukiyama]] becomes a RareMaleExample in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul Re''. At the start of the series his health and mental state degrade ''seriously'' and he looks beautiful and frail when he isn't having episodes of violence. This comes after [[spoiler: Kaneki's [[spoiler:Kaneki's two years-long disappearance]] has left him ''very'' distressed, and it takes him a ''lot'' of effort to recover and begin making up to his family for the grief that came with his madness.



** Tooru Mutsuki was born as a girl but insists on living as a man. When he's captured by Saeki aka Torso, he puts him into a white dress while declaring they are going to get married. Mutsuki's good looks are accentuated by the dress and flowers Torso puts him in and then [[spoiler: true horror starts when his past is revealed of him having murdered his abusive father and family, mutilated animals, and cannibalized corpses before he's seen in the present with his dress covered in blood from him having mutilated and dismembered his stalker Torso to death.]]

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** Tooru Mutsuki was born as a girl but insists on living as a man. When he's captured by Saeki aka Torso, he puts him into a white dress while declaring they are going to get married. Mutsuki's good looks are accentuated by the dress and flowers Torso puts him in and then [[spoiler: true [[spoiler:true horror starts when his past is revealed of him having murdered his abusive father and family, mutilated animals, and cannibalized corpses before he's seen in the present with his dress covered in blood from him having mutilated and dismembered his stalker Torso to death.]]



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' there's a beautiful, cheerful redheaded woman named [[spoiler: Russian]], who completely lost it and became this after [[OutlivingOnesOffspring her son]] [[spoiler: Gimlet]] died of illness and her husband, [[spoiler: Doflamingo's subordinate Senor Pink]], wasn't at home. The next time she was seen after such a tragedy she was in the hospital, looking as beautiful as always but acting like a [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness dull-eyed]] EmptyShell... [[spoiler: Senor Pink dresses like an adult baby because [[TheLostLenore the now-dead]] Russian would only react and smile when she saw him in baby clothes, and since she's dead he wants to remember her.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'' Shige, Shogun Ienari's consort, lost all her senses after her son was poisoned and she was accused of doing so to frame O-Shiga, Ienari's concubine for it, to the point that she often mistakes Ienari for the deceased son. [[spoiler: Except it was all an act to lure her mother-in-law Harusada into a false sense of security so she and O-Shiga (who also had her child poisoned) could get their revenge on Harusada, who was the real poisoner.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' there's a beautiful, cheerful redheaded woman named [[spoiler: Russian]], [[spoiler:Russian]], who completely lost it and became this after [[OutlivingOnesOffspring her son]] [[spoiler: Gimlet]] [[spoiler:Gimlet]] died of illness and her husband, [[spoiler: Doflamingo's [[spoiler:Doflamingo's subordinate Senor Pink]], wasn't at home. The next time she was seen after such a tragedy she was in the hospital, looking as beautiful as always but acting like a [[DullEyesOfUnhappiness dull-eyed]] EmptyShell... [[spoiler: Senor [[spoiler:Senor Pink dresses like an adult baby because [[TheLostLenore the now-dead]] Russian would only react and smile when she saw him in baby clothes, and since she's dead he wants to remember her.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'' Shige, Shogun Ienari's consort, lost all her senses after her son was poisoned and she was accused of doing so to frame O-Shiga, Ienari's concubine for it, to the point that she often mistakes Ienari for the deceased son. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except it was all an act to lure her mother-in-law Harusada into a false sense of security so she and O-Shiga (who also had her child poisoned) could get their revenge on Harusada, who was the real poisoner.]]



* Subverted in the ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' story "The Prey and the Shadow". [[spoiler: Everyone ''thinks'' that Cecilia, the local NonRoyalPrincess, is one of these after the death of her mother Mary... but she's actually ''sane'', just extremely sheltered, and it's her EvilUncle who makes everyone think otherwise so he can set her up for an "accidental" death.]]
** Subverted again in ''The Devil's Organ'', where Ingrid is introduced as one but it's just temporary [[spoiler: since she was not only depressed by her father's death, but she was ''drugged'' by someone else. After an incident where she was thrown into the Rhin but Yoko saved her, she mostly recovers.]]

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* Subverted in the ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' story "The Prey and the Shadow". [[spoiler: Everyone [[spoiler:Everyone ''thinks'' that Cecilia, the local NonRoyalPrincess, is one of these after the death of her mother Mary... but she's actually ''sane'', just extremely sheltered, and it's her EvilUncle who makes everyone think otherwise so he can set her up for an "accidental" death.]]
** Subverted again in ''The Devil's Organ'', where Ingrid is introduced as one but it's just temporary [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since she was not only depressed by her father's death, but she was ''drugged'' by someone else. After an incident where she was thrown into the Rhin but Yoko saved her, she mostly recovers.]]



* Lucy Barker from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' after [[spoiler: her [[DrivenToSuicide attempt at suicide]], brought on by being raped and having her daughter taken away]].

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* Lucy Barker from ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' after [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her [[DrivenToSuicide attempt at suicide]], brought on by being raped and having her daughter taken away]].



* The titular character of ''Film/AgnesOfGod'' fits this trope to a tee. Agnes is rather childlike and naïve, and she also constantly speaks of random things that make sense only after being pieced together. It is unclear whether she was born mentally challenged; she says she was "dropped on her head" as a baby. The local doctor, Martha, is never sure whether Agnes is really mentally challenged or it's a result of [[spoiler: her mother's virtually imprisoning her for years.]]
* Ofelia of ''Film/PansLabyrinth''. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe...]] [[spoiler: Averted, in the end: according to WordOfGod, everything she saw in the Underworld was real.]]

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* The titular character of ''Film/AgnesOfGod'' fits this trope to a tee. Agnes is rather childlike and naïve, and she also constantly speaks of random things that make sense only after being pieced together. It is unclear whether she was born mentally challenged; she says she was "dropped on her head" as a baby. The local doctor, Martha, is never sure whether Agnes is really mentally challenged or it's a result of [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her mother's virtually imprisoning her for years.]]
* Ofelia of ''Film/PansLabyrinth''. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe...]] [[spoiler: Averted, [[spoiler:Averted, in the end: according to WordOfGod, everything she saw in the Underworld was real.]]



* Part of the attraction Blue has to Baby Doll in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is that she appears to be this. But she's really exploiting ObfuscatingStupidity to plot to escape the asylum behind his back. [[spoiler: When she's lobotomised, this trope is subverted]].

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* Part of the attraction Blue has to Baby Doll in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is that she appears to be this. But she's really exploiting ObfuscatingStupidity to plot to escape the asylum behind his back. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When she's lobotomised, this trope is subverted]].



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[spoiler: Ariana Dumbledore, minus the TalkativeLoon part.]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[spoiler: Ariana [[spoiler:Ariana Dumbledore, minus the TalkativeLoon part.]]



* From Literature/TheHungerGames: [[spoiler: Katniss near the end of the third book, after killing Coin]]. Annie fulfills this trope much more consistently, being unstable at the best of times. She even has the water motif (she's from the seaside District 4 and won the Hunger Games when she was young by swimming through her flooded arena while the other tributes drowned).

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* From Literature/TheHungerGames: [[spoiler: Katniss [[spoiler:Katniss near the end of the third book, after killing Coin]]. Annie fulfills this trope much more consistently, being unstable at the best of times. She even has the water motif (she's from the seaside District 4 and won the Hunger Games when she was young by swimming through her flooded arena while the other tributes drowned).



* Vibeke in Scott G. F. Bailey's ''The Astrologer'' is a full-blown {{Expy}} for Ophelia, as the novel is a ShoutOut to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Unlike the original, though, she's having a secret relationship with [[spoiler: the King, who has impregnated her]], and she commits suicide by [[spoiler: burning herself alive atop her father's corpse.]]
* [[spoiler: Felix]]'s MissingMom in the Chilean novel ''Golondrina de Invierno'' (''Winter Sparrow''). [[spoiler: Her son describes her as gentle, sweet and a bit sad, and after her death he learns that she spent months in an institution when Felix himself was very young; the discovery causes him to fall in a brief DrowningMySorrows state, as he believes he has inherited her mental unstability.]] [[spoiler: And he's right: later in the book he mentally collapses and becomes a RareMaleExample, but he ultimately manages to get better.]]

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* Vibeke in Scott G. F. Bailey's ''The Astrologer'' is a full-blown {{Expy}} for Ophelia, as the novel is a ShoutOut to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Unlike the original, though, she's having a secret relationship with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the King, who has impregnated her]], and she commits suicide by [[spoiler: burning [[spoiler:burning herself alive atop her father's corpse.]]
* [[spoiler: Felix]]'s [[spoiler:Felix]]'s MissingMom in the Chilean novel ''Golondrina de Invierno'' (''Winter Sparrow''). [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her son describes her as gentle, sweet and a bit sad, and after her death he learns that she spent months in an institution when Felix himself was very young; the discovery causes him to fall in a brief DrowningMySorrows state, as he believes he has inherited her mental unstability.]] [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And he's right: later in the book he mentally collapses and becomes a RareMaleExample, but he ultimately manages to get better.]]



* This is what happens to Sisa in ''Literature/NoliMeTangere'' after [[spoiler: her son Crispin, was killed.]] All she ever says in the streets [[spoiler: before she dies]] is [[SayMyName Basilio!]] [[MemeticMutation Crispin!]]

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* This is what happens to Sisa in ''Literature/NoliMeTangere'' after [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her son Crispin, was killed.]] All she ever says in the streets [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before she dies]] is [[SayMyName Basilio!]] [[MemeticMutation Crispin!]]



* The original ''Literature/TheRing'' and its Japanese film adaptation actually subverts this in the case of its main villain, Sadako Yamamura. While she is the source of the cursed video tape and died by being trapped in a well, she wasn't insane in the usual definition of the word (though she did have the tendency to ''make other people'' insane); the one that fits as Ophelia better is actually Sadako's ''mother'', Shizuko, who was described as weird and liked to babble unintelligible sentences near the sea (the film heavily implies that she [[spoiler: conceived Sadako by having an affair with an oceanic deity]]).

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* The original ''Literature/TheRing'' and its Japanese film adaptation actually subverts this in the case of its main villain, Sadako Yamamura. While she is the source of the cursed video tape and died by being trapped in a well, she wasn't insane in the usual definition of the word (though she did have the tendency to ''make other people'' insane); the one that fits as Ophelia better is actually Sadako's ''mother'', Shizuko, who was described as weird and liked to babble unintelligible sentences near the sea (the film heavily implies that she [[spoiler: conceived [[spoiler:conceived Sadako by having an affair with an oceanic deity]]).



* ''Literature/ShutterIsland'' and its [[Film/ShutterIsland film adaptation]] has [[spoiler: Edward Daniels ‒ oh sorry, Andrew Laeddis' wife, Dolores Chanal (AKA Rachel Solando). She had an undisclosed mental illness described as "insects in her brain" and had tried to seek treatment, which Andrew ignored. [[OffingTheOffspring Then she killed their three children. By drowning them in a lake.]] Followed by Andrew shooting her.]] [[ArcWords "Why are you all wet, baby?"]]

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* ''Literature/ShutterIsland'' and its [[Film/ShutterIsland film adaptation]] has [[spoiler: Edward [[spoiler:Edward Daniels ‒ oh sorry, Andrew Laeddis' wife, Dolores Chanal (AKA Rachel Solando). She had an undisclosed mental illness described as "insects in her brain" and had tried to seek treatment, which Andrew ignored. [[OffingTheOffspring Then she killed their three children. By drowning them in a lake.]] Followed by Andrew shooting her.]] [[ArcWords "Why are you all wet, baby?"]]



** Glory's sanity stealing powers provided an entire season of these at the ready. Most notably, [[spoiler: Tara]].

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** Glory's sanity stealing powers provided an entire season of these at the ready. Most notably, [[spoiler: Tara]].[[spoiler:Tara]].



** In the episode "The Doctor's Wife", Idris/[[spoiler: the TARDIS]] is this when she's put into human form. Of course, experiencing your own past, present and future at the same time would make anyone a bit mad.

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** In the episode "The Doctor's Wife", Idris/[[spoiler: the Idris/[[spoiler:the TARDIS]] is this when she's put into human form. Of course, experiencing your own past, present and future at the same time would make anyone a bit mad.



* "All the Sinners, Saints", a thoroughly depressing, ShootTheShaggyDog episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace'', features Katie, a beautiful young woman who's suffered from a severe and apparently untreatable mental illness for years and believes she's possessed and vanishes after suffering visions of a murder. [[spoiler: after discovering that she ''committed'' the murder in question, she slits her wrists in a bath, fulfilling the trope's association with water.]]

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* "All the Sinners, Saints", a thoroughly depressing, ShootTheShaggyDog episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace'', features Katie, a beautiful young woman who's suffered from a severe and apparently untreatable mental illness for years and believes she's possessed and vanishes after suffering visions of a murder. [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after discovering that she ''committed'' the murder in question, she slits her wrists in a bath, fulfilling the trope's association with water.]]



** Anorexic Cassie is an Ophelia who just about manages to function socially, except for when she... doesn't. When thoroughly out of it [[spoiler: as she attempts suicide]], she is seen dancing ethereally in floaty clothes on a hilltop bench against the setting sun.

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** Anorexic Cassie is an Ophelia who just about manages to function socially, except for when she... doesn't. When thoroughly out of it [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as she attempts suicide]], she is seen dancing ethereally in floaty clothes on a hilltop bench against the setting sun.



* In ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' Opie fills this role as part of the Hamlet setting update. After [[spoiler: Donna's death]], he becomes, like his Shakespearian counterpart, melancholy and suicidally crazy.

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* In ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' Opie fills this role as part of the Hamlet setting update. After [[spoiler: Donna's [[spoiler:Donna's death]], he becomes, like his Shakespearian counterpart, melancholy and suicidally crazy.



** Lucia in ''Lucia di Lammermoor''. [[spoiler: She [[AxCrazy stabs]] her [[ArrangedMarriage forced bridegroom]] Arthur to death, then shows up babbling (re: singing) madly about her beloved Edgard in the middle of the wedding party - [[BloodSplatteredWeddingDress blood splattered dress and all]], few before she passes away as well.]] (In the original novel, Walter Scott's "Bride of Lamermoor" which was VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, Lucia's madness is surprisingly un-aestheticised, so doesn't count).

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** Lucia in ''Lucia di Lammermoor''. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She [[AxCrazy stabs]] her [[ArrangedMarriage forced bridegroom]] Arthur to death, then shows up babbling (re: singing) madly about her beloved Edgard in the middle of the wedding party - [[BloodSplatteredWeddingDress blood splattered dress and all]], few before she passes away as well.]] (In the original novel, Walter Scott's "Bride of Lamermoor" which was VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, Lucia's madness is surprisingly un-aestheticised, so doesn't count).



* Shakespeare uses a male example in ''Theatre/KingLear''. After the titular king has been undermined by his two scheming eldest daughters - and possibly driven mad with regret over banishing his beloved Cordelia - he flees the castle and goes out into the stormy night. He reappears with flowers in his hair, clearly having gone mad. The DespairEventHorizon gets even worse when [[spoiler: Cordelia is hanged. He dies convincing himself he can see her regaining consciousness when she's clearly dead]].

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* Shakespeare uses a male example in ''Theatre/KingLear''. After the titular king has been undermined by his two scheming eldest daughters - and possibly driven mad with regret over banishing his beloved Cordelia - he flees the castle and goes out into the stormy night. He reappears with flowers in his hair, clearly having gone mad. The DespairEventHorizon gets even worse when [[spoiler: Cordelia [[spoiler:Cordelia is hanged. He dies convincing himself he can see her regaining consciousness when she's clearly dead]].



* The ''Oresteia's'' rendition of the aforementioned [[CassandraTruth Princess Cassandra]] zigzags the trope around. This beautiful FallenPrincess from Troy who has been taken to Argos as Agamemnon's concubine and servant is among the few characters who is clearly aware of what's going on and knows what will happen, but since she's the TropeNamer for CassandraTruth after being {{curse}}d by Apollo, everyone else believes [[GoMadFromTheRevelation she's been driven mad]] [[BreakTheCutie by her ordeals...]] until she begins to describe the bloody story of the city of Argos and Agamemnon's lineage ''as clearly as if she had been there'', which is impossible for obvious reasons, so the Elders of Argos start showing more sympathy to her plight. [[spoiler: Not that it helps her when she's killed by Clytemnestra almost immediately after Agamemnon dies.]]

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* The ''Oresteia's'' rendition of the aforementioned [[CassandraTruth Princess Cassandra]] zigzags the trope around. This beautiful FallenPrincess from Troy who has been taken to Argos as Agamemnon's concubine and servant is among the few characters who is clearly aware of what's going on and knows what will happen, but since she's the TropeNamer for CassandraTruth after being {{curse}}d by Apollo, everyone else believes [[GoMadFromTheRevelation she's been driven mad]] [[BreakTheCutie by her ordeals...]] until she begins to describe the bloody story of the city of Argos and Agamemnon's lineage ''as clearly as if she had been there'', which is impossible for obvious reasons, so the Elders of Argos start showing more sympathy to her plight. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not that it helps her when she's killed by Clytemnestra almost immediately after Agamemnon dies.]]



'''Penny:''': ...Because Mr. Bear told me to.
* [[spoiler: Lilian]] in ''VideoGame/LauraBow''.

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'''Penny:''': ...'''Penny:''' ...Because Mr. Bear told me to.
* [[spoiler: Lilian]] [[spoiler:Lilian]] in ''VideoGame/LauraBow''.



* [[spoiler: Ophelia's SuperpoweredEvilSide]] in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. Lampshaded as she uses a lot of metaphors for drowning when commanding her army, the [[{{Anvilicious}} Drowning Doom]], to attack.

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* [[spoiler: Ophelia's [[spoiler:Ophelia's SuperpoweredEvilSide]] in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. Lampshaded as she uses a lot of metaphors for drowning when commanding her army, the [[{{Anvilicious}} Drowning Doom]], to attack.



** Sara from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' is regarded as such by [[spoiler: her grandfather Manfroy and the Loptyr cult]]. She's more of a slightly-off but otherwise functional OracularUrchin, however, and she eagerly joins Leif's group as soon as she has the chance so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.
** [[spoiler:Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' 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 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]].

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** Sara from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' is regarded as such by [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her grandfather Manfroy and the Loptyr cult]]. She's more of a slightly-off but otherwise functional OracularUrchin, however, and she eagerly joins Leif's group as soon as she has the chance so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.
** [[spoiler:Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' 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 shown why she's like that: [[spoiler: she [[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]].



** By extension, not only is [[spoiler:Shannon]] The Ophelia, but also her creator, [[spoiler: Sayo "Yasu" Yasuda, also known as Beatrice and Kanon]].
* In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen beta version]] of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' [[spoiler: Hanako Ikezawa]] would eventually become this. She already had a DarkAndTroubledPast [[spoiler:where her parents died in a fire, she was treated well at her orphanage but ostracized at her former school, and she saw her childhood crush die]], which combined with her [[ShrinkingViolet current anxiety]] didn't mix well. In her prototype arc, she snaps after believing she's caused her boyfriend's death. She's sent to the psychiatric wing of the hospital Hisao is staying at, but if Hisao visits her she thinks he's a ghost [[spoiler:and a Bad End is caused when she kills him.]] If the player doesn't visit her and later avoids the sex scene they'd get the BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Hanako [[DrivenToSuicide jumping in front of a train]].]] The true Good End could have only been unlocked if you already beat [[spoiler:Hanako's]] arc than played Lilly's arc, until an option to essentially make it Hanako's arc appeared.

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** By extension, not only is [[spoiler:Shannon]] The Ophelia, but also her creator, [[spoiler: Sayo [[spoiler:Sayo "Yasu" Yasuda, also known as Beatrice and Kanon]].
* In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen beta version]] of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' [[spoiler: Hanako [[spoiler:Hanako Ikezawa]] would eventually become this. She already had a DarkAndTroubledPast [[spoiler:where her parents died in a fire, she was treated well at her orphanage but ostracized at her former school, and she saw her childhood crush die]], which combined with her [[ShrinkingViolet current anxiety]] didn't mix well. In her prototype arc, she snaps after believing she's caused her boyfriend's death. She's sent to the psychiatric wing of the hospital Hisao is staying at, but if Hisao visits her she thinks he's a ghost [[spoiler:and a Bad End is caused when she kills him.]] If the player doesn't visit her and later avoids the sex scene they'd get the BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Hanako [[DrivenToSuicide jumping in front of a train]].]] The true Good End could have only been unlocked if you already beat [[spoiler:Hanako's]] arc than played Lilly's arc, until an option to essentially make it Hanako's arc appeared.



* Lucy of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' [[spoiler: after Michael is believed to have died during the hiking trip]]
* Young [[spoiler: Reisen]] of ''Webcomic/ABrokenWinter'' is a rare male example. We're introduced to him sitting on the desk with his headphones in and the fire extinguishers merrily destroying his room, while he muses as to the music of the gods. It's portrayed as a very classic Ophelia moment.

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* Lucy of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Michael is believed to have died during the hiking trip]]
* Young [[spoiler: Reisen]] [[spoiler:Reisen]] of ''Webcomic/ABrokenWinter'' is a rare male example. We're introduced to him sitting on the desk with his headphones in and the fire extinguishers merrily destroying his room, while he muses as to the music of the gods. It's portrayed as a very classic Ophelia moment.
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-->'''Penny:''' Hee hee! Penny likes you...but Mr. Bear ''[=HATES YOU!=]''
-->'''Will:''' Why are you helping me?
-->'''Penny:''': ...Because Mr. Bear told me to.

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-->'''Penny:''' Hee hee! Penny likes you...but Mr. Bear ''[=HATES YOU!=]''
-->'''Will:'''
YOU!=]''\\
'''Will:'''
Why are you helping me?
-->'''Penny:''': ...
me?\\
'''Penny:''': ...
Because Mr. Bear told me to.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** [[spoiler:Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' 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 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]].
** Sara from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' is regarded as such by [[spoiler: her grandfather Manfroy and the Lopto cult]]. She's more of a slightly-off but otherwise functional OracularUrchin, however, and she eagerly joins Leif's group as soon as she has the chance so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Sara from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' is regarded as such by [[spoiler: her grandfather Manfroy and the Loptyr cult]]. She's more of a slightly-off but otherwise functional OracularUrchin, however, and she eagerly joins Leif's group as soon as she has the chance so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.
** [[spoiler:Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' 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 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]]. \n** Sara from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' is regarded as such by [[spoiler: her grandfather Manfroy and the Lopto cult]]. She's more of a slightly-off but otherwise functional OracularUrchin, however, and she eagerly joins Leif's group as soon as she has the chance so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.
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* Sarah Lynn from ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is a beautiful Pop Star driven to Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by the demands of Show biz and the pressures of becoming a child star at the age of three. She is often seen having very public breakdowns and being dissociated from reality, but is portrayed as a sympathetic, tragic character. She even has a painting of herself as Ophelia hanging over her bed in a cartoon parody of Millais's famous painting on the same subject so the creators make it pretty clear that we're meant to see her that way.



* Sarah Lynn from ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''is a beautiful Pop Star driven to Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by the demands of Show biz and the pressures of becoming a child star at the age of three. She is often seen having very public breakdowns and being dissociated from reality, but is portrayed as a sympathetic, tragic character. She even has a painting of herself as Ophelia hanging over her bed in a cartoon parody of Millais's famous painting on the same subject so the creators make it pretty clear that we're meant to see her that way.

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* Sarah Lynn from ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''is a beautiful Pop Star driven to Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by the demands of Show biz and the pressures of becoming a child star at the age of three. She is often seen having very public breakdowns and being dissociated from reality, but is portrayed as a sympathetic, tragic character. She even has a painting of herself as Ophelia hanging over her bed in a cartoon parody of Millais's famous painting on the same subject so the creators make it pretty clear that we're meant to see her that way.
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