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29th Jun '17 8:03:47 AM 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 more or less sane, however, so she begins to use her DreamWeaver powers instead of going crazy]]; she's still comatose when Fuuma kills her, so she never gets the chance to enact the trope.]]

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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 more or less sane, however, 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.]]



* 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.

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* Sylvia of ''Anime/CrossAnge'' becomes one of these after her sister Angelise is revealed to be a Norma, the Norma (the one thing shunned by society, 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, 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. [[CreepyChild She is presented in an unsympathetic and cowardly light, light]], [[spoiler:as it turns out she was healed from her crippling long ago]], but she also ''also'' undergoes a TraumaCongaLine in a station she is in no way fit for.



** Sara from ''[[VideoGame/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 so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.

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** Sara from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Embem: Emblem: 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 so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.
31st May '17 11:37:10 AM JustTroper
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** There's also Neville's parents, Frank and Alice Longbottom, who were driven mad after [[ColdBloodedTorture being tortured]] with the cruciatus curse for too long by [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Jr. and the Lestranges.]]
25th May '17 8:17:29 PM Avouleance
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*Multiple characters in ''Literature/PareidoliaAndTheGildedScar'' are deconstructions of this trope.



** There's River Tam from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', who is also a [[CassandraTruth Cassandra]] of course, but her lyrical madness fits the trope to the letter, and Ophelia's River is even there in her ''name''. She has a [[BigBrotherInstinct faithful Laertes]] in Simon.

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** There's River Tam from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', who is also a [[CassandraTruth Cassandra]] of course, but her lyrical madness fits the trope to the letter, and Ophelia's River is even there in her ''name''. She has a [[BigBrotherInstinct faithful Laertes]] in Simon./
11th May '17 5:20:29 PM ablackraptor
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** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' gives us Aida, the Life Model Decoy, who descends slowly into this the more sentient she becomes. [[spoiler:Culminates near the end of the Framework arc, after creating a virtual world that she traps the agents in, where she rules a dictatorship as Madame Hydra, she manages to finally create a human (or rather, Inhuman) body for herself, with actual emotions instead of simulations of such. She becomes increasingly erratic thanks to experiencing true emotions for the first time, eventually exploding into a violent, murderous temper.]]

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** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' gives us Aida, the Life Model Decoy, who descends slowly into this the more sentient she becomes. [[spoiler:Culminates near the end of the Framework arc, after creating a virtual world that she traps the agents in, where she rules a dictatorship as Madame Hydra, she manages to finally create a human (or rather, Inhuman) body for herself, with actual emotions instead of simulations of such. She becomes increasingly erratic thanks to experiencing true emotions for the first time, eventually exploding into a violent, murderous temper.]]]] By this point, she actually adopted the human name 'Ophelia' (though this [[OlderThanTheyThink was from the comics]] rather than referencing this trope).
11th May '17 5:13:10 PM ablackraptor
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** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' gives us Aida, the Life Model Decoy, who descends slowly into this the more sentient she becomes. [[spoiler:Culminates near the end of the Framework arc, after creating a virtual world that she traps the agents in, where she rules a dictatorship as Madame Hydra, she manages to finally create a human (or rather, Inhuman) body for herself, with actual emotions instead of simulations of such. She becomes increasingly erratic thanks to experiencing true emotions for the first time, eventually exploding into a violent, murderous temper.]]
*** A season earlier, Daisy herself was briefly this, as she recovered from Hive's brainwashing. She had delusions about being trapped on Maveth, wore dishevelled clothing, and broke down multiple times.
*** Coulson also provided a middle aged male example before this, thanks to the effects of the T.A.H.I.T.I. process used to resurrect him. The process left multiple people in this state, and the solution to it didn't fix matters; after it began to happen to him, Coulson became concerned about it happening to Daisy (who was saved from certain death using the same chemical), and the fact it ''didn't'' do this to her became a sign that she's not completely human.
9th May '17 1:34:49 PM vifetoile
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* Ophelia from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the TropeNamer. She starts out the play as a proper young lady, obedient to her father, even when he tells her she must end her relationship with Prince Hamlet, which means a lot to her. When Hamlet begins to fake his antic disposition (or actually go nuts, depending on your reading), Ophelia bears the brunt of his crazy behavior, which includes verbal abuse both public and private. Hamlet then kills Ophelia's father, and her sanity decays quickly. In a chilling scene, she walks around the King, Queen, and her own brother, without recognizing any of them, but strewing flowers, singing, and sobbing. A little later, the Queen enters with a report of Ophelia's death by drowning, saying she was so distracted that she didn't even realize the danger when she fell into a river and sank. But the men who dig her grave darkly assert she was DrivenToSuicide. AlternativeCharacterInterpretation abounds with her (like everyone else in the play), including a well-supported theory that she is pregnant with Hamlet's child -- therefore, by being forced to give up her relationship with him, she's already lost her maidenhead and her future is ruined. More than one of her listed flowers would cause an abortion if ingested. Ophelia remains a popular figure for art, poetry, and reinterpretation.

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* Ophelia from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the TropeNamer. She starts out the play as a proper young lady, obedient to her father, even when he tells her she must end her relationship with Prince Hamlet, which means a lot to her. When Hamlet begins to fake his antic disposition (or actually go nuts, depending on your reading), Ophelia bears the brunt of his crazy behavior, which includes verbal abuse both public and private. Hamlet then kills Ophelia's father, and her sanity decays quickly. In a chilling scene, she walks around the King, Queen, and her own brother, without recognizing any of them, but strewing flowers, singing, and sobbing. A little later, the Queen enters with a report of Ophelia's death by drowning, saying she was so distracted that she didn't even realize the danger when she fell into a river and sank. But the men who dig her grave darkly assert she was DrivenToSuicide. AlternativeCharacterInterpretation abounds with her (like everyone else in the play), including a well-supported theory that she is pregnant with Hamlet's child -- therefore, by being forced to give up her relationship with him, she's already lost her maidenhead and her future is ruined. More than one of her listed flowers would cause an abortion if ingested. Ophelia remains a popular figure for art, poetry, and reinterpretation.
8th May '17 9:45:25 AM vifetoile
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* Ophelia from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the TropeNamer. She starts out the play as a proper young lady, obedient to her father, even when he tells her she must end her relationship with Prince Hamlet, which means a lot to her. When Hamlet begins to fake his antic disposition (or actually go nuts, depending on your reading), Ophelia bears the brunt of his crazy behavior, which includes privately scolding her for being a whore, and publicly humiliating her. Hamlet then kills Ophelia's father, and her sanity decays quite quickly. In a chilling scene, she walks around the King, Queen, and her own brother, without recognizing any of them, but strewing flowers, singing, and sobbing. A little later, the Queen enters with a report of Ophelia's death by drowning, saying she was so distracted that she didn't even realize the danger when she fell into a river and sank. But the men who dig her grave darkly assert she was DrivenToSuicide. AlternativeCharacterInterpretation abounds with her (like everyone else in the play), including a well-supported theory that she is pregnant with Hamlet's child -- therefore, by being forced to give up her relationship with him, she's already lost her maidenhead and her future is ruined. More than one of her listed flowers would cause an abortion if ingested. Ophelia remains a popular figure for art, poetry, and reinterpretation.

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* Ophelia from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the TropeNamer. She starts out the play as a proper young lady, obedient to her father, even when he tells her she must end her relationship with Prince Hamlet, which means a lot to her. When Hamlet begins to fake his antic disposition (or actually go nuts, depending on your reading), Ophelia bears the brunt of his crazy behavior, which includes privately scolding her for being a whore, verbal abuse both public and publicly humiliating her. private. Hamlet then kills Ophelia's father, and her sanity decays quite quickly. In a chilling scene, she walks around the King, Queen, and her own brother, without recognizing any of them, but strewing flowers, singing, and sobbing. A little later, the Queen enters with a report of Ophelia's death by drowning, saying she was so distracted that she didn't even realize the danger when she fell into a river and sank. But the men who dig her grave darkly assert she was DrivenToSuicide. AlternativeCharacterInterpretation abounds with her (like everyone else in the play), including a well-supported theory that she is pregnant with Hamlet's child -- therefore, by being forced to give up her relationship with him, she's already lost her maidenhead and her future is ruined. More than one of her listed flowers would cause an abortion if ingested. Ophelia remains a popular figure for art, poetry, and reinterpretation.
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.]]
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