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18th May '16 3:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''CSINewYork'' has a suspected murderer, who seems dazed and begins babbling about law procedings. As it turns out, she's just a sleepwalker that only just woke up. Bonus points for her name actually being Ophelia.

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* ''CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' has a suspected murderer, who seems dazed and begins babbling about law procedings. As it turns out, she's just a sleepwalker that only just woke up. Bonus points for her name actually being Ophelia.
7th May '16 10:02:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of Manga/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 [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] version of Manga/FullmetalAlchemist, ''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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* ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' has Erio, Makoto's cousin who believes she is an alien. In the first few episodes she spoke in CreepyMonotone and she overall has NoSocialSkills. [[spoiler:It's revealed that her believing she is an alien started after she turned up after having been missing for six months the previous years. Erio has no memories of what happened while she was missing.]]
16th Apr '16 11:08:25 AM fearlessnikki
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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 she's lobotomised, this trope is subverted hard]].
* Helena Ravenclaw is portrayed as more of an Ophelia in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. In the book, she's more proud and haughty. In the film she's far more haunting and dreamlike.
* Eleanor in ''Film/TheHaunting1963'', as it's left open whether or not she's mentally ill or she's being haunted by ghosts. She spends the last act of the movie running around in her nightgown with her hair loose too.
* Hinted at with Miss Jessel's ghost in ''Film/TheInnocents''. This comes with FridgeBrilliance with the open-ended nature of the story - that Miss Giddens could be imagining the ghosts. She knows that Miss Jessel killed herself after her lover's death - and she's said to have a great imagination. So she's imagining Miss Jessel appearing as a ghostly Ophelia. For added bonuses, she killed herself by jumping into the lake.
* PL Travers's mother in ''Film/SavingMrBanks''. Driven mad by her husband's alcoholism and illness, one night she walks to a river in her nightgown and nearly drowns. Thankfully her daughter stops her - and she immediately is horrified at what she's almost done.
6th Apr '16 4:39:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* An AxCrazy and openly villainous version is [[spoiler: Crimson Miroku]] from the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' 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 Miroku]] from the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' [[Anime/SakuraWarsTV TV series.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..."
29th Mar '16 9:05:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/PrivateActress'' by Creator/MichiyoAkaishi has [[spoiler: the legal wife of [[HeroicBastard Shiho's]] DisappearedDad, Masakazu Ogata, shown as 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.)]]

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* ''Manga/PrivateActress'' by Creator/MichiyoAkaishi has two:
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[[spoiler: the legal wife of [[HeroicBastard Shiho's]] DisappearedDad, Masakazu Ogata, shown as 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.)]]



* [[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.



* The ''Orestiada'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 serant is among the few characters who is clearly aware of what's going on and 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 does.]]

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* The ''Orestiada'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 serant 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 does.]]



* Sara from [[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Embem: Thracia 776]] 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.

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* Sara from [[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Embem: Thracia 776]] 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.chance so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.



** By extension, not only is [[spoiler:Shannon]] The Ophelia, but also her creator, [[spoiler:Yasu, 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 dyed in a fire, she was ostracized at her orphanage, and her childhood crush died]] which combined with her [[ShrinkingViolet current anxiety]] didn't mix well. In her prototype arc she snaps after believing she's caused her boyfriends 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 you don't visit her and later avoid the sex scene you 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:Yasu, [[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 dyed died in a fire, she was well-treated at her orphanage but ostracized at her orphanage, former school and her childhood crush died]] which combined with her [[ShrinkingViolet current anxiety]] didn't mix well. In her prototype arc she snaps after believing she's caused her boyfriends death. She's boyfriend's death so she's sent to the psychiatric wing of the hospital Hisao is staying at at, but if Hisao visits her she thinks he's a ghost [[spoiler:and a Bad End is caused when she kills him.]] If you don't the player doesn't visit her and later avoid avoids the sex scene you 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.
7th Mar '16 2:32:50 AM Pichu-kun
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* Lacey Sturm, the lead singer for the band Music/{{Flyleaf}}, has an Ophelia-like air in their music videos, and sometimes, even on stage. Bare feet and all.

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* Lacey Sturm, the original lead singer for the band Music/{{Flyleaf}}, has an Ophelia-like air in their music videos, and sometimes, even on stage. Bare feet and all.



* If the beta version of VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo is to be believed, [[spoiler: Hanako Ikezawa]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have eventually become this.]]

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* If In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen beta version version]] of VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo is to be believed, ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' [[spoiler: Hanako Ikezawa]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen would have eventually become this.]]this. She already had a DarkAndTroubledPast [[spoiler:where her parents dyed in a fire, she was ostracized at her orphanage, and her childhood crush died]] which combined with her [[ShrinkingViolet current anxiety]] didn't mix well. In her prototype arc she snaps after believing she's caused her boyfriends 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 you don't visit her and later avoid the sex scene you 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.
20th Feb '16 4:21:46 AM Lievrehare
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* Music/LanaDelRey show [[ShoutOut shades of]]... [[OrphanedSetup it]]

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* Music/LanaDelRey show [[ShoutOut shades of]]... [[OrphanedSetup it]]it]].
20th Feb '16 4:20:56 AM Lievrehare
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* Music/LanaDelRey show [[ShoutOut shades of]]... [[OrphanedSetup it]]
8th Feb '16 1:01:15 PM JustTroper
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* Marianne Engel from ''Literature/TheGargoyle''. Surprisingly, it is she who helps the (seriously injured) main character, and not the other way round.
24th Jan '16 8:18:07 AM Dimas28
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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 Sadako by having an affair with an oceanic deity]]).
** However, the trope is played straight in the US remake with Sadako's counterpart, Samara. She was an outright CreepyChild who drove horses to commit suicide and her adoptive mother to be confined in a mental facility. Her adoptive ''and'' biological mothers (Anna and Evelyn, respectively) are also examples of this: Anna felt remorse for killing Samara and eventually committed suicide by jumping into the sea, while Evelyn tried to drown Samara and as a result is confined to a sanitarium.
* ''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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