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14th Apr '16 4:26:45 PM Yuihime
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* Zig-zagged in ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'': talk radio couple's counselor Dr. Lovetalk typically gives advice that is well-meant and intelligent, but completely inapplicable to the situations of her callers.
11th Apr '16 1:56:26 PM towercurator
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* Averted and played straight at the same time in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. No therapists have shown up thus far, but one professor of the local WizardingSchool has offered to act as one or to find one for Eva. Presumably other characters as well.
8th Apr '16 1:57:31 PM GlassRain
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'', where a registration pamphlet explains that registered [[MagicalGirl magical girls]] all get their own therapist/counsellor.
21st Mar '16 3:19:56 PM psionycx
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', galactic medical science is pretty advanced when it comes to purely physical ailments. But the vast majority of the plot is driven by characters with glaring psychological problems who seem to have no formal support mechanisms whatsoever. The closest that the old Jedi Order had was Yoda, who generally seems to have counseled troubled Jedi to become TheSpock and not allow their emotions to get to them. TheDarkSide thrives thanks to this.
2nd Mar '16 6:56:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}''. There ''is'' a therapist but he just makes things worse. Mason and Margot Verger are referred to Hannibal Lecter after Mason molests Margot. Lecter mutilates and cripples Mason and encourages Margot to kill him.
2nd Mar '16 6:56:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]''. There ''is'' a therapist but he just makes things worse. Mason and Margot Verger are referred to Hannibal Lecter after Mason molests Margot. Lecter mutilates and cripples Mason and encourages Margot to kill him.

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* Subverted in the ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]''.''Literature/{{Hannibal}}''. There ''is'' a therapist but he just makes things worse. Mason and Margot Verger are referred to Hannibal Lecter after Mason molests Margot. Lecter mutilates and cripples Mason and encourages Margot to kill him.
26th Feb '16 1:08:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': JustifiedTrope in the case of Merlin. This is maybe a thousand years before therapy was even invented. In fact, Merlin himself may have had to invent therapy out of necessity to deal with everything he goes through. He's basically taken on the role of therapist to all of his friends (FridgeBrilliance as to why he [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis grows more manipulative and darker over the series]]; he shoulders A LOT of baggage).

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'': JustifiedTrope in the case of Merlin. This is maybe a thousand years before therapy was even invented. In fact, Merlin himself may have had to invent therapy out of necessity to deal with everything he goes through. He's basically taken on the role of therapist to all of his friends (FridgeBrilliance as to why he [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis grows more manipulative and darker over the series]]; he shoulders A LOT of baggage).
16th Feb '16 9:37:32 PM Lemia
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* Initially averted in ''[[VideoGame/TheCompanyOfMyself Fixation]]'' with the therapist Henry providing genuine help and support to the main characters, but after his death there doesn't seem to be anyone who replaces him and things go downhill for his former patients soon afterwards.
29th Jan '16 7:30:28 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' ultimately invokes the question of whether the world's professional therapists chose to have their 2194 Christmas Ball in [[KillEmAll Ibukido]], as the cast is largely a DysfunctionJunction with their own issues tormenting them. Even Kagura Mutsuki, the most well-adjusted of them, is a veteran of the Ikaruga Civil War with some mental stigma left over, and that's if [[HandsomeLech his crotch rocket isn't hogging the blood]]. Even worse, of the characters who can actually dispense functional therapy, all of them have their own problems: Litchi is weighed down by her GuiltComplex regarding Roy Carmine (who we know as Arakune) and has gone so far as to mimic his corruption in an attempt to cure him herself; Makoto is trying to keep her personal Pandora's Box of racism issues shut; and Celica is utterly naive and has a bit of a martyr complex to go with it. And that is not to speak of Yuuki Terumi and Relius Clover, who not only are [[{{Sociopath}} mentally unsound]] (Terumi moreso), but go around making everything ''worse''.

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' ultimately invokes the question of whether the world's professional therapists chose to have their 2194 Christmas Ball in [[KillEmAll Ibukido]], as the cast is largely a DysfunctionJunction with their own issues tormenting them. Even Kagura Mutsuki, the most well-adjusted of them, is a veteran of the Ikaruga Civil War with some mental stigma left over, and that's if [[HandsomeLech his crotch rocket isn't hogging the blood]]. Even worse, of the characters who can actually dispense functional therapy, all of them have their own problems: Litchi is weighed down by her GuiltComplex regarding Roy Carmine (who we know as Arakune) and has gone so far as to mimic his corruption in an attempt to cure him herself; Makoto is trying to keep her personal Pandora's Box of racism issues shut; and Celica is utterly naive and has a bit of a martyr complex to go with it. And that is not to speak of Yuuki Terumi and Relius Clover, who not only are [[{{Sociopath}} mentally unsound]] (Terumi moreso), but go around making everything ''worse''. [[FridgeBrilliance This might have]] [[JustifiedTrope the justifications]] in the way that compared to its predecessor ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' (which draws heavy influence in American music), Blazblue is ''very'' Japanese-themed, not only its anime influence, but also Japan's real life cultural aversion on psychology.
13th Jan '16 4:29:41 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, a running gag among multiple reviewers is their constant danger of insanity due to the bad things they are "forced" to experience. Plenty of reviews have gags where the reviewer pops "happy pills" like they were candy, chugs from a bottle of booze, or is forcibly restrained by men in white coats. Some have even tried to destroy the world in a bout of rage. [[TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] deserves special mention as a full-on insane convicted serial killer.

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** In fact, a running gag among multiple reviewers is their constant danger of insanity due to the bad things they are "forced" to experience. Plenty of reviews have gags where the reviewer pops "happy pills" like they were candy, chugs from a bottle of booze, or is forcibly restrained by men in white coats. Some have even tried to destroy the world in a bout of rage. [[TheSpoonyExperiment [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] deserves special mention as a full-on insane convicted serial killer.
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