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10th Sep '16 4:40:56 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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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 so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.

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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 so she can strike out against her much hated grandpa.grandpa.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' gives us, well, Ophelia, although it's downplayed by her TalkativeLoon tendencies being inherited from her father Odin [[spoiler:aka [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Owain]]]], who intentionally acts hammy to keep his friends' spirits up.
2nd Sep '16 6:24:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[spoiler:Manji's older sister]] in ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal''. [[spoiler: When Manji kills her husband without knowing who he is, she crosses the DespairEventHorizon and reverts to a child-like stage. She remains like that until she's murdered in front of her younger brother.]]

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* [[spoiler:Manji's older sister]] in ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal''. In ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'', [[spoiler: When Manji kills her husband without knowing who he is, she Manji's sister Machi]] crosses the DespairEventHorizon and reverts to a child-like stage. stage after [[spoiler: Manji kills her husband without knowing who he is. She remains like that until [[spoiler: she's murdered in front of her younger brother.brother by enemy ronin; her death leads him to protect Rin, as he doesn't want to fail her like he failed to Machi.]]
31st Aug '16 5:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* The basis for the EmilieAutumn album ''Opheliac'', which was described by Autumn as "being another drowning story". And as the album is somewhat autobiographical, the attractiveness part is arguably passed too.

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* The basis for the EmilieAutumn Music/EmilieAutumn album ''Opheliac'', which was described by Autumn as "being another drowning story". And as the album is somewhat autobiographical, the attractiveness part is arguably passed too.
22nd Aug '16 10:18:36 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Sorcha, TheHighQueen of [[TheFairFolk faerie]] in ''Literature/WickedLovely'' seemed to become one temporarily in the fourth book, due to missing her son, Seth.

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* ''Literature/WickedLovely''
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Sorcha, TheHighQueen of [[TheFairFolk faerie]] in ''Literature/WickedLovely'' seemed to become one temporarily in the fourth book, due to missing her son, Seth.



*** Well, Devlin and Seth seem fine. Although they are [[DismissedGender male]].



* In Patrick Rothfuss's ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', the supporting character Auri is a shy young woman who lives underneath The University, hiding from almost everyone. She makes grave but completely nonsensical statements and presumably was driven mad by the University's demand on her mental faculties.

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* In Patrick Rothfuss's ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', the supporting character Auri is a shy young woman who lives underneath The University, hiding from almost everyone. She makes grave but completely seemingly nonsensical statements and presumably was driven mad by the University's demand on her mental faculties.faculties. The companion novella based on her, ''Literature/TheSlowRegardOfSilentThings'', provides more insight into her mind, showing that she believes that all inanimate objects are sapient and is consumed by an OCD-like obsession with rearranging things to make them "right." There are also hints at a DarkAndTroubledPast.
22nd Aug '16 10:13:08 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'': Lady Pole ''looks'' like an Ophelia to the casual observer. In fact, she's under an enchantment that forces her to spend every night dancing to exhaustion in [[TheFairFolk Faerie]] and causes her to [[TalkativeLoon speak nonsense]] [[CassandraTruth whenever she tries to tell anyone about it]].
** Adding to it, [[spoiler:once one of her friends is taken away to Faerie to join the dances she attempts revenge on the man responsible with a pistol, though she fails.]]

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* ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'': Lady Pole ''looks'' like an Ophelia to the casual observer. In fact, she's under an enchantment that forces her to spend every night dancing to exhaustion in [[TheFairFolk Faerie]] and causes her to [[TalkativeLoon speak nonsense]] [[CassandraTruth whenever she tries to tell anyone about it]].
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it]]. Adding to it, [[spoiler:once one of her friends is taken away to Faerie to join the dances she attempts revenge on the man responsible with a pistol, though she fails.]]
16th Aug '16 2:59:24 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* 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 apparently now-dead]] Russian would only react and smile when she saw him in baby clothes, and now that she's dead he wants to remember her.]]
10th Aug '16 5:20:34 AM fearlessnikki
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** 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.
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ready. Most notably, [[spoiler: Tara]].



* [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] was WWE's version. Despite being mad to the point of seeing and interacting with things that simply were not present, an affinity swinging heavy metal objects and questionable relationship with Wrestling/StevieRichards, she still got put in the bikini and other photo shoots on the website.[[/folder]]

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* [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]] was WWE's version. Despite being mad to the point of seeing and interacting with things that simply were not present, an affinity swinging heavy metal objects and questionable relationship with Wrestling/StevieRichards, she still got put in the bikini and other photo shoots on the website.website.
* Wrestling/AJLee dipped into this when Daniel Bryan told her he wished she'd never been born. She eventually became known for skipping around the ring, usually with her hair in GirlishPigtails and with a childishly innocent expression on her face. Depending on the week, she'd sometimes switch between this and {{Yandere}}.
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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 is hanged. He dies convincing himself he can see her regaining consciousness when she's clearly dead]].



* Blanche [=DuBois=] in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** Tennessee William's use of this trope is believed to be inspired by his own life. Williams was very close to his sister Rose, who was described as a "slim beauty"; she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent much time in mental hospitals before having a lobotomy that incapacitated her. Williams never got over it and it is believed to have played a part in his drug addiction and alcoholism.

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* Blanche [=DuBois=] in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
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''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''. Tennessee William's use of this trope is believed to be inspired by his own life. Williams was very close to his sister Rose, who was described as a "slim beauty"; she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent much time in mental hospitals before having a lobotomy that incapacitated her. Williams never got over it and it is believed to have played a part in his drug addiction and alcoholism.
27th Jul '16 1:34:17 PM WriterGirl2015
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** Rize initially looks like a ProperLady but is actually a FemmeFatale ghoul who lures men she finds attractive in with her beauty before satisfying her gluttonous nature by eating them or "scrambling their insides" with her kagune.
** Mutsuki was born as a girl but insists on living as a man. When he's captured by Torso he puts him into a white dress while declaring they are going to get married. His 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 we see him in the present with his dress covered in blood from him having mutilated and dismembered his stalker Torso to death.]]
27th Jul '16 1:28:33 PM WriterGirl2015
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* Yuno Gasai of ''Manga/FutureDiary''. She's beautiful and adorable which throws one off as she's [[{{Yandere}} killing and mutilating for the sake of Yuki]]. One scene has her wearing a black dress while mowing down soldier's with a gun.
27th Jul '16 1:25:59 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': To say Roberta she lost her shit following Diego's death is a very mellow way of putting it. Lots of guns? Check. Boiling blood? Check. Munching on stimulants like candy? Double check. Hallucinating? Oh yes. Delusions of still serving Garcia in the middle of a gunfight? That too. And that's not even factoring in the gratituious amounts of evil laughs and slasher smiles. She also goes around toting her weaponry and killing massive amounts of people off while looking pretty in her maid's dress. Subverted in the anime, [[AnArmAndALeg with her state]] at the end of the arc.
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