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12th Sep '17 9:14:36 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* TheGoonShow used CampGay character Flowerdew (voiced by Peter Sellers) in this way in The Canal. His lines include "This is madness, do you hear me? Madness!" and "I'm a daisy, father's a plum, that's why we stoned him. I hear music and there's only Max Geldray there." In the episode's convoluted insurance swindle plot, the canal gives the water aspect.
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6th Sep '17 10:44:18 PM lalalei2001
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* Queen Skyla from ''WesternAnimation/SkyDancers'' misses her husband so much she sleep-dances with him on the anniversary of his death.


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* Queen Skyla from ''WesternAnimation/SkyDancers'' misses her husband so much she sleep-dances with him on the anniversary of his death.
6th Sep '17 10:43:53 PM lalalei2001
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* Queen Skyla from ''SkyDancers''.

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* Queen Skyla from ''SkyDancers''.''WesternAnimation/SkyDancers'' misses her husband so much she sleep-dances with him on the anniversary of his death.
4th Sep '17 6:22:04 PM Peteman
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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]].

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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]].subverted]].
22nd Aug '17 1:15:52 PM Jasin_Moridin
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** The water motif is filled by [[MakingASplash her particular magical abilities]]. Unlike Ophelia, she doesn't drown, but she is certainly willing to make others do so.
16th Aug '17 5:17:44 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Despite having an actual character named Ophelia, she isn't really this trope and is more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. The real Ophelia-type character is [[GenderInvertedTrope Takumi]] in the ''Conquest'' path. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who, in this particular path, falls into madness for several reasons: his hate and jealousy of the Avatar, 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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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Despite having an actual character named Ophelia, she isn't really this trope and is more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.mix between GenkiGirl and MagicalGirlWarrior, plus some SharedFamilyQuirks. The real Ophelia-type character is [[GenderInvertedTrope Takumi]] in the ''Conquest'' path. He is a LongHairedPrettyBoy who, in this particular path, falls into madness for several reasons: his hate and jealousy of the Avatar, 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.
15th Aug '17 4:09:30 PM Shadoboy
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* When ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' do their take on Hamlet, at one point someone says that Hamlet (played by Bart) was acting crazy, Ophelia (played by Lisa) says nobody outcrazies her, she proceeds to jump on the tables, kicking off food and singing before jumping off a window and into a pond...
11th Aug '17 7:13:39 PM infernape612
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* [[spoiler: Lilian]] in ''VideoGame/LauraBow''

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* [[spoiler: Lilian]] in ''VideoGame/LauraBow''''VideoGame/LauraBow''.



** [[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 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/FireEmblemJugdral Fire 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.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
*** Downplayed by the Nohrian MagicalGirlWarrior Ophelia, since her TalkativeLoon tendencies [[SharedFamilyQuirks are inherited]] from her BlackMage father Odin [[spoiler:aka [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Owain]]]], who intentionally acts hammy to keep his friends' spirits up.
*** A straighter example is [[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 of the Avatar, 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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** [[spoiler: Ninian]] [[spoiler:Ninian]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' ''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/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Thracia 776]]'' ''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.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
*** Downplayed by the Nohrian MagicalGirlWarrior
''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Despite having an actual character named Ophelia, since her TalkativeLoon tendencies [[SharedFamilyQuirks are inherited]] from her BlackMage father Odin [[spoiler:aka [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Owain]]]], who intentionally acts hammy to keep his friends' spirits up.
*** A straighter example
she isn't really this trope and is more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. The real Ophelia-type character is [[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 of the Avatar, 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 [[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.
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.]]
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