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7th Feb '17 2:10:08 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Averted with Misty Knight. After roughing up Claire due to her near-death at the hands of Diamondback, Inspector Ridley makes her sit down with a competent police psychiatrist, and he gets her to admit her problems and deal with them.
4th Feb '17 2:07:27 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* Averted in Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld, where at least the kids working with PALATINATE are meeting with therapists.
25th Jan '17 3:08:59 AM Tiggerific
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* Averted in one episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' in season three, when Buffy was sent to see a school counsellor...only for him to wind up dead in the same episode. Buffy goes through ''a lot'' of shit that would mess anyone up for life; killing demons for a living, her entire relationship with Angel (which was at best emotionally abusive, and at worst dived right into stalker territory which she thought was perfectly OK) which lead to a lot of issues with Riley, her mother's illness, dying and coming back to life, her mutually abusive relationship with Spike... Yet she never got any counselling or therapy. The only reasonable excuse is that no one would believe her and think she's crazy (and considering she actually got put away by her parents at one point for trying to come clean...) but they didn't even ''try'' to find someone who knew about the demon world, or may have even been half demon themselves. Giles was employed by a whole organization of people who could've easily found someone to help.
** Not just Buffy. The entire Scoobie Gang needed therapy at one stage or another. The entirety of season six could've been avoided if they'd actually sought out counselling.
** They try to avert this again in season seven when Buffy becomes a school counsellor. But considering everything she's been through without getting any help and not exactly dealing with any of it in a responsible manner (e.g. having rough sex with Spike and beating him up in the previous season), it really doesn't work. She's simply not qualified, both professionally and mentally.
18th Jan '17 6:18:15 PM Rhodes7
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* Averted ''hard'' in ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' where every Porter sees a therapist, and the therapist is a major character.
13th Jan '17 6:28:01 PM Materioptikon
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* Completely averted in the original ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''. Amanda Waller, despite her ornery and manipulative behavior, actually made sure Belle Reve Penitentiary had a full staff, including scientists, therapists, and even a priest, who were important side characters in the first half of the series.
12th Jan '17 4:10:56 PM Jacob175
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* Jason of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' once took out three months of his teacher's therapy scrawling an needlessly long extrapolation of a formula on a blackboard and Andy mentions having gone to a therapist a few times, probably because of dealing with her family.
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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' there are many cases of this, sometimes lampshaded, but the one that stuck out most for me is when Davan never gets help after being raped by a woman he was attracted to. Sadly this is probably TruthInTelevision for many rape victims, especially male ones, and especially when the rapist is a woman.

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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' there are many cases of this, sometimes lampshaded, but the one that stuck tends to stick out most for me is when Davan never gets help after being raped by a woman he was attracted to. Sadly this is probably TruthInTelevision for many rape victims, especially male ones, and especially when the rapist is a woman.



* ''Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry'' is naturally an aversion. The whole dang thing is about video game characters getting therapy for all the weird stuff they get into.



* {{Subverted| trope}} in ''Westeranimation/{{The Tick}}'' with Big Shot, a {{parody}} of {{nineties antihero}}es in general and Comicbook/{{The Punisher}} in particular. In "The Tick vs The Ideamen", he is a clearly unstable maniac who riddles random things with bullets until they resemble skulls; the Tick warns him that "Guns and superheroes don't mix. Seek professional help." When he reappears in "The Tick vs The Tick", he has been to therapy and, while he still has anger issues, he has them under control and is overall a calm, stable man who even invites the other Tick to attend his group sessions to work out his own issues.

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* {{Subverted| trope}} in ''Westeranimation/{{The Tick}}'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' with Big Shot, a {{parody}} of {{nineties antihero}}es in general and Comicbook/{{The Punisher}} in particular. In "The Tick vs The Ideamen", he is a clearly unstable maniac who riddles random things with bullets until they resemble skulls; the Tick warns him that "Guns and superheroes don't mix. Seek professional help." When he reappears in "The Tick vs The Tick", he has been to therapy and, while he still has anger issues, he has them under control and is overall a calm, stable man who even invites the other Tick to attend his group sessions to work out his own issues.



* In ''Westeranimation/{{TheAvengers:Earth'sMightiestHeroes}}'', Hank Pym fakes his death, then goes around with a new personality and calling himself Yellowjacket, who is much more ruthless and prone to violence. Everyone is aware that is unhealthy but no one mentions therapy.

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* In ''Westeranimation/{{TheAvengers:Earth'sMightiestHeroes}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Hank Pym fakes his death, then goes around with a new personality and calling himself Yellowjacket, who is much more ruthless and prone to violence. Everyone is aware that is unhealthy but no one mentions therapy.therapy.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', "Webworld", was all about the Decepticons finally getting sick of Galvatron being insane and sending him to a planet whose hat is curing the mentally ill. Galvatron just ends up ravaging the planet.
11th Jan '17 7:12:44 PM Yuihime
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* Averted with a vengeance in ''Webcomic/MaterialGirl''. As the story gets darker and the CerebusSyndrome kicks in, Noah's parents go from joking about taking him to a therapist to forcibly strapping him into the car and dragging him to one.

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* Averted with a vengeance in ''Webcomic/MaterialGirl''. As the story gets darker and the CerebusSyndrome kicks in, Noah's parents go from joking about taking him to a therapist to forcibly strapping him into the car and dragging him to one. However, because of the MaybeMagicMaybeMundane nature of Noah's crossdressing behavior, even the therapist is stumped.
10th Jan '17 10:12:58 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In 'ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' we see a gang member interviewing individuals begging for admittance to their shelter in the hopes of protection, shelter, and sustenance. One of the people being interviewed is a therapist, who finally sums up his profession thusly, "I help people who don't like each other get along." The gang member's eyes light up and he grins happily, "Oh yeah! We need that!"

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* In 'ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' we see a gang member interviewing individuals begging for admittance to their shelter in the hopes of protection, shelter, and sustenance. One of the people being interviewed is a therapist, who finally sums up his profession thusly, "I help people who don't like each other get along." The gang member's eyes light up and he grins happily, "Oh yeah! We need that!"
4th Jan '17 6:24:33 PM thytruthiswon
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* In ''Westeranimation/{{TheAvengers:Earth'sMightiestHeroes}}'', Hank Pym fakes his death, then goes around with a new personality and calling himself Yellowjacket, who is much more ruthless and prone to violence. Everyone is aware that is unhealthy but no one mentions therapy.
23rd Dec '16 10:02:15 AM ColossalTapir
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* In 'ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' we see a gang member interviewing individuals begging for admittance to their shelter in the hopes of protection, shelter, and sustenance. One of the people being interviewed is a therapist, who finally sums up his profession thusly, "I help people who don't like each other get along." The gang member's eyes light up and he grins happily, "Oh yeah! We need that!"
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