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Mostly, an EldritchAbomination is something like what we call evil, and it has a plan and wants to inflict pain. Either that, or it operates on a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality value system completely alien to ours]], and inflicting pain is a completely unimportant by-product. Sometimes, however, it is just as unable to comprehend itself as you are, and it's filled with pain, horror, and disgust for itself. It just wants to be put out of its misery.

What happens when an EldritchAbomination [[AndIMustScream must scream]], but rather than being trapped with no way to fix it, they can (and do) lash out. They may be trying to get help and not understand that they're hurting people, or they're trying to [[SuicideByCop provoke someone]] [[DeathSeeker into killing them]], or they just want everyone else to feel [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds as bad as they do]]. They'll eventually meet TheHero who fights back and releases them from their pain (if they get a happy ending -- living on like this is a [[FateWorseThanDeath much worse fate]]). The hero may or may not realize after the thing is dead that he just did it a service.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] an EldritchAbomination which [[BullyingADragon is being tortured by some other entity.]]

Prone to MonsterSobStory, CryForTheDevil, AlasPoorVillain, ApologeticAttacker, and MercyKill (on the receiving end). The MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil varieties of CameBackWrong can be this; can also be the end result of ThePunishment or ToThePain. Often found in a TragicMonster. This is not just a mutilated or disgusting thing that wants to die -- it must be able to do damage.

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!!Examples:

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the [[spoiler:Alexander/Nina]] [[MixAndMatchCritters Chimera]] acts like this, even mentioning that something feels wrong. (Un?)fortunately for it, [[spoiler:Scar gives it a MercyKill when he sees it.]]
** The [[spoiler:Mannequin Soldiers. Cannibalistic undead souls in artificial bodies who can only say "I'm hungry" and "it hurts".]]
* While he was simply evil incarnate in the Japanese version of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', the dub attempted to turn [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Apocalymon]] into one of these. The change was generally not well regarded by the fandom.
--> '''Why do you all get the pizza while I get the crust?!''
** Really, it was the ''horrid'' puns that comprised much of his dialogue in part one, as part of an ExecutiveMeddling-induced bid to lighten the mood; it started with the season one ending two-parter and continued until near the end of season two. Apocalymon was actually quite an interesting villain concept - made from the leftover bits of Digimon who died failing to digivolve, the dead ends that occured before the title {{Mons}} reached their current forms, he was filled with the combined pain and misery. He wished to wreak misery on the entire world - both of them - because... misery really does love company, apparently.
* Arguably [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan the Witches]]]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.

[[AC:{{Comics}}]]
* Anthrax in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' is a humongous mutant who's essentially unkillable as he regenerates all wounds. However, when Requiem uses a spell on him that reveals his deepest desires, he proceeds to jump off a skyscraper.
* In Matt Fraction's ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]]'' opening arc, the monster Nul is one of these.
* Invoked by the evil wizard in a "MickeyMouse in medieval fantasy" comic as part of a XanatosGambit based on YouKillItYouBoughtIt and magic transformation: The wizard employs a fierce dragon as a guardian. However, the dragon is actually a cursed knight, and if someone should be able to defeat it, it will revert to its normal form and the one who defeated it will transform in its place. The transformed dragon, apparently remaining semi-intelligent as well as becoming altruistic, will fight fiercely precisely so that no-one else will be forced to take its place.

[[AC:{{Fanfiction}}]]
* The ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic [[FanFic/WinterWar "Winter War"]] has Aizen doing this to [[spoiler: captured Shinigami]]. As if merging them with [[spoiler: their Zanpakuto]] wasn't bad enough, just wait until we see [[spoiler: Hitsugaya, left as a jumble of icy wings and claws that can't even talk]] because of how badly he got broken, yet still all he wants is to [[spoiler: [[TearJerker protect an understandably horrified Momo]]]].
* ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'' has [[spoiler: Rin Satsuki]].

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* FrankensteinsMonster, specifically in ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' where he blows himself and his bride up with the comment, "we belong dead."
* In the 1986 remake of ''Film/TheFly'', the monster [[spoiler: (Seth Brundle post - TeleFrag)]] is confronted by a shotgun - wielding [[spoiler:Veronica Quaife]], and [[spoiler:grabs the business end of the shotgun and places it against its head.]] TearJerker moment, indeed.
* According to WordOfGod the Monster in ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' was a terrified infant, looking for its mother.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, especially in the original [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 film]]. His actions throughout the film are basically him getting revenge on humanity for mutating him via nuclear bomb testing. WordOfGod even states that he's just as much a victim as anyone else in the film.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Literature/{{Discworld}}:
** The wolf in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', which was once a normal wolf but was twisted by the villain's magic, making it intelligent, dangerous, and horrified by its own existence. It's generally a bad idea to grant sapience to an animal that spends most of its waking life hunting other animals.
** The Hiver in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' is a bare awareness that is terrified of its awareness of everything around it and seeks refuge in living beings' more limited minds, in which it due to its nature unintentionally becomes a terrifying possessing presence. [[spoiler: The protagonist helps it find a self of its own, which enables it to finally die.]]
* The Creature in the original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' novel is a very intelligent creature that is fully aware of how hideous and repulsive he is. Anything wrong he does is borne out of bitterness from how people treat him.
* The villain of an Creator/AstridLindgren story has a heart of stone. He is in constant agony from how his stone heart chafes in his chest, and begs to be killed at the end.
--> No-one hates Sir Kato more the Sir Kato himself!
* Haliax in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' is a perfect example of this trope. [[spoiler:After his lover died, he tried bringing her back, but ended up depressed and suicidal - but unable to die. He ended up insane and now goes around killing anybody who knows his name.]]
* Nyarlathotep from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos may be an example. It is known that he despises the Outer Gods, but his very nature (being the personification of their will) would make him unable to go against their will. So it is theorised by some that his habit of spreading chaos and generally being a dick is caused by him taking out his frustration with his "job" on those weaker than him.
* The Crippled God of ''Literature/The MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' was used as the colony in a mystical ColonyDrop. It couldn't die, but the damage done to its body is so severe that it never fully healed. After millenia, it's finally reaching into the world and is sharing his pain with the mortal races.

[[AC: LiveActionTV]]
* The minotaur from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The God Complex." [[spoiler:It was a creature that fed on the faith of other creatures, and hated its own existence. However, it was a being of instinct, and could not help pursuing its food source whenever one appeared. The Doctor allowed it to die by cutting off its food supply by destroying Amy's faith in him.]]
** At the end of that episode it also [[spoiler:explicitly compares itself to The Doctor.]]
** Also, Doctor gives this little hint about the Daleks in ''Doomsday'':
---> ''"Technology using the one thing a Dalek can't do--touch. Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything... ever. From birth to death, locked in a cold metal cage. Completely alone. And that explains your voice! [[AndIMustScream No wonder you scream.]]"''
* In the {{Toku|satsu}} show ''Series/{{Garo}}'', the Monsters of the week are humans possessed by demonic entities called Horrors. Whenever a human is possessed by a Horror, they will feel excruciating pain. They all get the MercyKill.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', Count Mordrek the Damned was a special character, a Champion of Chaos who was constantly mutating randomly under his armour and would always be brought back to life any time he died. His main hope was that he wouldn't be, but there's probably not much hope for the Chaos Gods to stop messing around with someone.
* The Neverborn in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' really, ''really'' want to die, to end their eternal torment and insanity. Sadly, they can't. As a result, their agents work to destroy the world so that they can finally fade away.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Sin from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. [[spoiler:Whoever chooses to become the Final Aeon becomes the next Sin, killing everyone it comes across and unable to stop it.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', the summonable but uncontrollable Tainted Coil unit named "Bleeding Death" may be this: it is a perversion of nature (and the single strongest non-Hero Unit in the game), which is slowly dying, so its attacks are merely expressions of its agony.
* The zombies from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' are humans who have been turned into PeoplePuppets and mutated by the parasitoid headcrabs attached to their heads. In the second game they can be heard screaming for help as they attack you (although it's implied this may be a subversion - that the headcrab is mindlessly parroting the last words its host made).
* Many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' monsters can be interpreted this way, particularly the God in SilentHill3. Prematurely born, cast in a grotesque image of the burned girl Alessa, all it does is writhe in agony and attempt to blindly flail at the player as though it desires to be put out of its misery.
* Giygas of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' : "...It hurts, ...it hurts... Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness..."
** Then you learn his backstory from [[VideoGame/{{Mother 1}} the previous game]]. ''[[TearJerker And then you fully realize why he is this.]]''
* The character of Harold from the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. He's a mutated human, and one of the only characters to appear across multiple games. By ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', his mutation has progressed to the point where his form has merged with a tree, and he's rooted to the dirt. Surrounded by the only patch of green vegetation left in the entire Capital Wasteland, he is worshiped by a naturalist cult called the "Treeminders." Sadly, Harold has had enough of life, and wants to die. The Treeminders misinterpret his pleas for release as "tests of their faith," and do everything they can to nurture him and keep him safe. It's up to the player character to decide Harold's fate.
* In the remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', Lisa Trevor is a twisted mockery of a woman who's been trapped in a constantly-mutating, undying body for thirty years, and was driven insane by her ordeal a long time ago.
* The victims of [[TheVirus The Many]] in ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2''. They can often be heard begging you to run or to kill them even as they attack.
* Gergoth in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series is mentioned in the in-game bestiaries as once having been gentle, but having lost its mind to insanity due to torture and imprisonment.
** The Forgotten one is also a good example.
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'''s example is [[spoiler:Ballos]], the game's TrueFinalBoss.
* Mantorok the "Corpse God" in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' was sentenced to a long and painful death by [[ReplayValue another god]]'s champion, [[TheDragon Pious]]. Despite (eventually) dying, he gets his revenge over [[BigBad the other]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that use Pious, through a [[ReplayValue multi-]][[AlternateUniverse dimensional]] centuries-spanning plot involving numerous player characters.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* More than a few Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}s, especially the ones that are or [[WasOnceAMan were]] humanlike. On the more [[TheWoobie tortured]] end of the scale, you have ones like 191 (a little girl who was [[PlayingWithSyringes sloppily turned into a cyborg]], who can no longer speak and seems to be in constant pain); on the more [[EldritchAbomination abominable]] end, you have 682, a monster that [[OmnicidalManiac wants to kill everything]] because [[HumansThroughAlienEyes it finds life on Earth horrifying and disgusting]]. 682 gets its fair share of torture too. Its containment procedures include being dunked in ''acid'' on a regular basis to keep it from mounting escape attempts (which is only partially successful given how often it escapes). It's also one of the only Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}s that the Foundation wants to destroy, not merely contain. They have tried to kill it many, many times, usually with other Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}s. 682's existence in the Foundation consists of constant torture and frequent attempts on its life.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Stan falls in with a bunch of extreme environmentalists who marry animals. The "child" of such a pair - a man and an ostrich - can only say "kill me."
* Not started outright in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', but ''heavily'' implied; most people who've gone EVO seem to become insane, rampaging beasts, and generally seem ''very'' happy to be cured.
* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Paper Jam Dipper]] is a shrieking sputtering BodyHorror created during a Magic Photocopier mishap. It can only say 'Nyeh' in an agonized scream and seems to welcome its death-by-melting.
---> '''Paper Jam Dipper''' (translated): ''It's better this way for Paper Jam Dipper!''
* There's a Halloween Episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' which parodies HarryPotter, and has Bart at one point attempting to turn a frog into a prince. He bungles the spell and creates a "sin against nature" unable to do anything except vomit and claim to be in pain.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "The Lava Monster" the eponymous monster was a warrior, imprisoned in the rockbed by [[BigBad Aku]]. The only way for him to escape and ascend to Valhalla was to be slain in a combat. To this end he shaped his prison into a deadly labyrinth that only a greatest warrior could traverse, and began to lure passers by into it in hope that one of them would release him.

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Mostly, an EldritchAbomination is something like what we call evil, and it has a plan and wants to inflict pain. Either that, or it operates on a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality value system completely alien to ours]], and inflicting pain is a completely unimportant by-product. Sometimes, however, it is just as unable to comprehend itself as you are, and it's filled with pain, horror, and disgust for itself. It just wants to be put out of its misery.

What happens when an EldritchAbomination [[AndIMustScream must scream]], but rather than being trapped with no way to fix it, they can (and do) lash out. They may be trying to get help and not understand that they're hurting people, or they're trying to [[SuicideByCop provoke someone]] [[DeathSeeker into killing them]], or they just want everyone else to feel [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds as bad as they do]]. They'll eventually meet TheHero who fights back and releases them from their pain (if they get a happy ending -- living on like this is a [[FateWorseThanDeath much worse fate]]). The hero may or may not realize after the thing is dead that he just did it a service.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] an EldritchAbomination which [[BullyingADragon is being tortured by some other entity.]]

Prone to MonsterSobStory, CryForTheDevil, AlasPoorVillain, ApologeticAttacker, and MercyKill (on the receiving end). The MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil varieties of CameBackWrong can be this; can also be the end result of ThePunishment or ToThePain. Often found in a TragicMonster. This is not just a mutilated or disgusting thing that wants to die -- it must be able to do damage.

----
!!Examples:

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the [[spoiler:Alexander/Nina]] [[MixAndMatchCritters Chimera]] acts like this, even mentioning that something feels wrong. (Un?)fortunately for it, [[spoiler:Scar gives it a MercyKill when he sees it.]]
** The [[spoiler:Mannequin Soldiers. Cannibalistic undead souls in artificial bodies who can only say "I'm hungry" and "it hurts".]]
* While he was simply evil incarnate in the Japanese version of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', the dub attempted to turn [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Apocalymon]] into one of these. The change was generally not well regarded by the fandom.
--> '''Why do you all get the pizza while I get the crust?!''
** Really, it was the ''horrid'' puns that comprised much of his dialogue in part one, as part of an ExecutiveMeddling-induced bid to lighten the mood; it started with the season one ending two-parter and continued until near the end of season two. Apocalymon was actually quite an interesting villain concept - made from the leftover bits of Digimon who died failing to digivolve, the dead ends that occured before the title {{Mons}} reached their current forms, he was filled with the combined pain and misery. He wished to wreak misery on the entire world - both of them - because... misery really does love company, apparently.
* Arguably [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan the Witches]]]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.

[[AC:{{Comics}}]]
* Anthrax in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' is a humongous mutant who's essentially unkillable as he regenerates all wounds. However, when Requiem uses a spell on him that reveals his deepest desires, he proceeds to jump off a skyscraper.
* In Matt Fraction's ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]]'' opening arc, the monster Nul is one of these.
* Invoked by the evil wizard in a "MickeyMouse in medieval fantasy" comic as part of a XanatosGambit based on YouKillItYouBoughtIt and magic transformation: The wizard employs a fierce dragon as a guardian. However, the dragon is actually a cursed knight, and if someone should be able to defeat it, it will revert to its normal form and the one who defeated it will transform in its place. The transformed dragon, apparently remaining semi-intelligent as well as becoming altruistic, will fight fiercely precisely so that no-one else will be forced to take its place.

[[AC:{{Fanfiction}}]]
* The ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic [[FanFic/WinterWar "Winter War"]] has Aizen doing this to [[spoiler: captured Shinigami]]. As if merging them with [[spoiler: their Zanpakuto]] wasn't bad enough, just wait until we see [[spoiler: Hitsugaya, left as a jumble of icy wings and claws that can't even talk]] because of how badly he got broken, yet still all he wants is to [[spoiler: [[TearJerker protect an understandably horrified Momo]]]].
* ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'' has [[spoiler: Rin Satsuki]].

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* FrankensteinsMonster, specifically in ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' where he blows himself and his bride up with the comment, "we belong dead."
* In the 1986 remake of ''Film/TheFly'', the monster [[spoiler: (Seth Brundle post - TeleFrag)]] is confronted by a shotgun - wielding [[spoiler:Veronica Quaife]], and [[spoiler:grabs the business end of the shotgun and places it against its head.]] TearJerker moment, indeed.
* According to WordOfGod the Monster in ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' was a terrified infant, looking for its mother.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, especially in the original [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 film]]. His actions throughout the film are basically him getting revenge on humanity for mutating him via nuclear bomb testing. WordOfGod even states that he's just as much a victim as anyone else in the film.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Literature/{{Discworld}}:
** The wolf in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', which was once a normal wolf but was twisted by the villain's magic, making it intelligent, dangerous, and horrified by its own existence. It's generally a bad idea to grant sapience to an animal that spends most of its waking life hunting other animals.
** The Hiver in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' is a bare awareness that is terrified of its awareness of everything around it and seeks refuge in living beings' more limited minds, in which it due to its nature unintentionally becomes a terrifying possessing presence. [[spoiler: The protagonist helps it find a self of its own, which enables it to finally die.]]
* The Creature in the original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' novel is a very intelligent creature that is fully aware of how hideous and repulsive he is. Anything wrong he does is borne out of bitterness from how people treat him.
* The villain of an Creator/AstridLindgren story has a heart of stone. He is in constant agony from how his stone heart chafes in his chest, and begs to be killed at the end.
--> No-one hates Sir Kato more the Sir Kato himself!
* Haliax in ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' is a perfect example of this trope. [[spoiler:After his lover died, he tried bringing her back, but ended up depressed and suicidal - but unable to die. He ended up insane and now goes around killing anybody who knows his name.]]
* Nyarlathotep from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos may be an example. It is known that he despises the Outer Gods, but his very nature (being the personification of their will) would make him unable to go against their will. So it is theorised by some that his habit of spreading chaos and generally being a dick is caused by him taking out his frustration with his "job" on those weaker than him.
* The Crippled God of ''Literature/The MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' was used as the colony in a mystical ColonyDrop. It couldn't die, but the damage done to its body is so severe that it never fully healed. After millenia, it's finally reaching into the world and is sharing his pain with the mortal races.

[[AC: LiveActionTV]]
* The minotaur from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The God Complex." [[spoiler:It was a creature that fed on the faith of other creatures, and hated its own existence. However, it was a being of instinct, and could not help pursuing its food source whenever one appeared. The Doctor allowed it to die by cutting off its food supply by destroying Amy's faith in him.]]
** At the end of that episode it also [[spoiler:explicitly compares itself to The Doctor.]]
** Also, Doctor gives this little hint about the Daleks in ''Doomsday'':
---> ''"Technology using the one thing a Dalek can't do--touch. Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything... ever. From birth to death, locked in a cold metal cage. Completely alone. And that explains your voice! [[AndIMustScream No wonder you scream.]]"''
* In the {{Toku|satsu}} show ''Series/{{Garo}}'', the Monsters of the week are humans possessed by demonic entities called Horrors. Whenever a human is possessed by a Horror, they will feel excruciating pain. They all get the MercyKill.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', Count Mordrek the Damned was a special character, a Champion of Chaos who was constantly mutating randomly under his armour and would always be brought back to life any time he died. His main hope was that he wouldn't be, but there's probably not much hope for the Chaos Gods to stop messing around with someone.
* The Neverborn in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' really, ''really'' want to die, to end their eternal torment and insanity. Sadly, they can't. As a result, their agents work to destroy the world so that they can finally fade away.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Sin from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. [[spoiler:Whoever chooses to become the Final Aeon becomes the next Sin, killing everyone it comes across and unable to stop it.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', the summonable but uncontrollable Tainted Coil unit named "Bleeding Death" may be this: it is a perversion of nature (and the single strongest non-Hero Unit in the game), which is slowly dying, so its attacks are merely expressions of its agony.
* The zombies from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' are humans who have been turned into PeoplePuppets and mutated by the parasitoid headcrabs attached to their heads. In the second game they can be heard screaming for help as they attack you (although it's implied this may be a subversion - that the headcrab is mindlessly parroting the last words its host made).
* Many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' monsters can be interpreted this way, particularly the God in SilentHill3. Prematurely born, cast in a grotesque image of the burned girl Alessa, all it does is writhe in agony and attempt to blindly flail at the player as though it desires to be put out of its misery.
* Giygas of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' : "...It hurts, ...it hurts... Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness, Ness..."
** Then you learn his backstory from [[VideoGame/{{Mother 1}} the previous game]]. ''[[TearJerker And then you fully realize why he is this.]]''
* The character of Harold from the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. He's a mutated human, and one of the only characters to appear across multiple games. By ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', his mutation has progressed to the point where his form has merged with a tree, and he's rooted to the dirt. Surrounded by the only patch of green vegetation left in the entire Capital Wasteland, he is worshiped by a naturalist cult called the "Treeminders." Sadly, Harold has had enough of life, and wants to die. The Treeminders misinterpret his pleas for release as "tests of their faith," and do everything they can to nurture him and keep him safe. It's up to the player character to decide Harold's fate.
* In the remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', Lisa Trevor is a twisted mockery of a woman who's been trapped in a constantly-mutating, undying body for thirty years, and was driven insane by her ordeal a long time ago.
* The victims of [[TheVirus The Many]] in ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2''. They can often be heard begging you to run or to kill them even as they attack.
* Gergoth in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series is mentioned in the in-game bestiaries as once having been gentle, but having lost its mind to insanity due to torture and imprisonment.
** The Forgotten one is also a good example.
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'''s example is [[spoiler:Ballos]], the game's TrueFinalBoss.
* Mantorok the "Corpse God" in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' was sentenced to a long and painful death by [[ReplayValue another god]]'s champion, [[TheDragon Pious]]. Despite (eventually) dying, he gets his revenge over [[BigBad the other]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that use Pious, through a [[ReplayValue multi-]][[AlternateUniverse dimensional]] centuries-spanning plot involving numerous player characters.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* More than a few Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}s, especially the ones that are or [[WasOnceAMan were]] humanlike. On the more [[TheWoobie tortured]] end of the scale, you have ones like 191 (a little girl who was [[PlayingWithSyringes sloppily turned into a cyborg]], who can no longer speak and seems to be in constant pain); on the more [[EldritchAbomination abominable]] end, you have 682, a monster that [[OmnicidalManiac wants to kill everything]] because [[HumansThroughAlienEyes it finds life on Earth horrifying and disgusting]]. 682 gets its fair share of torture too. Its containment procedures include being dunked in ''acid'' on a regular basis to keep it from mounting escape attempts (which is only partially successful given how often it escapes). It's also one of the only Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}s that the Foundation wants to destroy, not merely contain. They have tried to kill it many, many times, usually with other Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}s. 682's existence in the Foundation consists of constant torture and frequent attempts on its life.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Stan falls in with a bunch of extreme environmentalists who marry animals. The "child" of such a pair - a man and an ostrich - can only say "kill me."
* Not started outright in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', but ''heavily'' implied; most people who've gone EVO seem to become insane, rampaging beasts, and generally seem ''very'' happy to be cured.
* [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Paper Jam Dipper]] is a shrieking sputtering BodyHorror created during a Magic Photocopier mishap. It can only say 'Nyeh' in an agonized scream and seems to welcome its death-by-melting.
---> '''Paper Jam Dipper''' (translated): ''It's better this way for Paper Jam Dipper!''
* There's a Halloween Episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' which parodies HarryPotter, and has Bart at one point attempting to turn a frog into a prince. He bungles the spell and creates a "sin against nature" unable to do anything except vomit and claim to be in pain.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "The Lava Monster" the eponymous monster was a warrior, imprisoned in the rockbed by [[BigBad Aku]]. The only way for him to escape and ascend to Valhalla was to be slain in a combat. To this end he shaped his prison into a deadly labyrinth that only a greatest warrior could traverse, and began to lure passers by into it in hope that one of them would release him.

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30th May '13 6:08:24 AM Willbyr
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* While he was simply evil incarnate in the Japanese version of DigimonAdventure, the dub attempted to turn [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Apocalymon]] into one of these. The change was generally not well regarded by the fandom.

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* While he was simply evil incarnate in the Japanese version of DigimonAdventure, ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', the dub attempted to turn [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Apocalymon]] into one of these. The change was generally not well regarded by the fandom.



* Anthrax in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' is a humongous mutant who's essentially unkillable as he regenerates all wounds. However, when Requiem uses a spell on him that reveals his deepest desires, he proceeds to jump off a skyscraper.
* In Matt Fraction's ''[[TheDefenders Defenders]]'' opening arc, the monster Nul is one of these.
* Invoked by the evil wizard in a "Mickey Mouse in medieval fantasy" comic as part of a XanatosGambit based on YouKillItYouBoughtIt and magic transformation: The wizard employs a fierce dragon as a guardian. However, the dragon is actually a cursed knight, and if someone should be able to defeat it, it will revert to its normal form and the one who defeated it will transform in its place. The transformed dragon, apparently remaining semi-intelligent as well as becoming altruistic, will fight fiercely precisely so that no-one else will be forced to take its place.

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* Anthrax in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' is a humongous mutant who's essentially unkillable as he regenerates all wounds. However, when Requiem uses a spell on him that reveals his deepest desires, he proceeds to jump off a skyscraper.
* In Matt Fraction's ''[[TheDefenders ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]]'' opening arc, the monster Nul is one of these.
* Invoked by the evil wizard in a "Mickey Mouse "MickeyMouse in medieval fantasy" comic as part of a XanatosGambit based on YouKillItYouBoughtIt and magic transformation: The wizard employs a fierce dragon as a guardian. However, the dragon is actually a cursed knight, and if someone should be able to defeat it, it will revert to its normal form and the one who defeated it will transform in its place. The transformed dragon, apparently remaining semi-intelligent as well as becoming altruistic, will fight fiercely precisely so that no-one else will be forced to take its place.



* The Manga/{{Bleach}} fic [[FanFic/WinterWar "Winter War"]] has Aizen doing this to [[spoiler: captured Shinigami]]. As if merging them with [[spoiler: their Zanpakuto]] wasn't bad enough, just wait until we see [[spoiler: Hitsugaya, left as a jumble of icy wings and claws that can't even talk]] because of how badly he got broken, yet still all he wants is to [[spoiler: [[TearJerker protect an understandably horrified Momo]]]].
* Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis has [[spoiler: Rin Satsuki]].

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* The Manga/{{Bleach}} ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic [[FanFic/WinterWar "Winter War"]] has Aizen doing this to [[spoiler: captured Shinigami]]. As if merging them with [[spoiler: their Zanpakuto]] wasn't bad enough, just wait until we see [[spoiler: Hitsugaya, left as a jumble of icy wings and claws that can't even talk]] because of how badly he got broken, yet still all he wants is to [[spoiler: [[TearJerker protect an understandably horrified Momo]]]].
* Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'' has [[spoiler: Rin Satsuki]].



* In the 1986 remake of ''TheFly'', the monster [[spoiler: (Seth Brundle post - TeleFrag)]] is confronted by a shotgun - wielding [[spoiler: Veronica Quaife]], and [[spoiler: grabs the business end of the shotgun and places it against its head.]] TearJerker moment, indeed.

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* In the 1986 remake of ''TheFly'', ''Film/TheFly'', the monster [[spoiler: (Seth Brundle post - TeleFrag)]] is confronted by a shotgun - wielding [[spoiler: Veronica [[spoiler:Veronica Quaife]], and [[spoiler: grabs [[spoiler:grabs the business end of the shotgun and places it against its head.]] TearJerker moment, indeed.



* Haliax in TheNameOfTheWind is a perfect example of this trope. [[spoiler:After his lover died, he tried bringing her back, but ended up depressed and suicidal - but unable to die. He ended up insane and now goes around killing anybody who knows his name.]]
* Nyarlathotep from the CthulhuMythos may be an example. It is known that he despises the Outer Gods, but his very nature (being the personification of their will) would make him unable to go against their will. So it is theorised by some that his habit of spreading chaos and generally being a dick is caused by him taking out his frustration with his "job" on those weaker than him.
* The Crippled God of ''The MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' was used as the colony in a mystical ColonyDrop. It couldn't die, but the damage done to its body is so severe that it never fully healed. After millenia, it's finally reaching into the world and is sharing his pain with the mortal races.

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* Haliax in TheNameOfTheWind ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' is a perfect example of this trope. [[spoiler:After his lover died, he tried bringing her back, but ended up depressed and suicidal - but unable to die. He ended up insane and now goes around killing anybody who knows his name.]]
* Nyarlathotep from the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos may be an example. It is known that he despises the Outer Gods, but his very nature (being the personification of their will) would make him unable to go against their will. So it is theorised by some that his habit of spreading chaos and generally being a dick is caused by him taking out his frustration with his "job" on those weaker than him.
* The Crippled God of ''The ''Literature/The MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' was used as the colony in a mystical ColonyDrop. It couldn't die, but the damage done to its body is so severe that it never fully healed. After millenia, it's finally reaching into the world and is sharing his pain with the mortal races.



* In the Japanese Tokusatsu Show ''{{Garo}}'', the Monsters of the week are humans possessed by demonic entities called Horrors. Whenever a human is possessed by a Horror, they will feel excruciating pain. They all get the MercyKill.

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* In the Japanese Tokusatsu Show ''{{Garo}}'', {{Toku|satsu}} show ''Series/{{Garo}}'', the Monsters of the week are humans possessed by demonic entities called Horrors. Whenever a human is possessed by a Horror, they will feel excruciating pain. They all get the MercyKill.



* In ''{{Warhammer}}'', Count Mordrek the Damned was a special character, a Champion of Chaos who was constantly mutating randomly under his armour and would always be brought back to life any time he died. His main hope was that he wouldn't be, but there's probably not much hope for the Chaos Gods to stop messing around with someone.

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* In ''{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', Count Mordrek the Damned was a special character, a Champion of Chaos who was constantly mutating randomly under his armour and would always be brought back to life any time he died. His main hope was that he wouldn't be, but there's probably not much hope for the Chaos Gods to stop messing around with someone.



* The victims of [[TheVirus The Many]] in ''SystemShock2''. They can often be heard begging you to run or to kill them even as they attack.

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* The victims of [[TheVirus The Many]] in ''SystemShock2''.''VideoGame/SystemShock 2''. They can often be heard begging you to run or to kill them even as they attack.



* There's a Halloween Episode of WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons which parodies HarryPotter, and has Bart at one point attempting to turn a frog into a prince. He bungles the spell and creates a "sin against nature" unable to do anything except vomit and claim to be in pain.
* In the episode of ''SamuraiJack'' "The Lava Monster" the eponymous monster was a warrior, imprisoned in the rockbed by [[BigBad Aku]]. The only way for him to escape and ascend to Valhalla was to be slain in a combat. To this end he shaped his prison into a deadly labyrinth that only a greatest warrior could traverse, and began to lure passers by into it in hope that one of them would release him.

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* There's a Halloween Episode of WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' which parodies HarryPotter, and has Bart at one point attempting to turn a frog into a prince. He bungles the spell and creates a "sin against nature" unable to do anything except vomit and claim to be in pain.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode of ''SamuraiJack'' "The Lava Monster" the eponymous monster was a warrior, imprisoned in the rockbed by [[BigBad Aku]]. The only way for him to escape and ascend to Valhalla was to be slain in a combat. To this end he shaped his prison into a deadly labyrinth that only a greatest warrior could traverse, and began to lure passers by into it in hope that one of them would release him.
30th May '13 12:52:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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18th May '13 10:02:40 AM Gess
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* In the episode of ''SamuraiJack'' "The Lava Monster" the eponymous monster was a warrior, imprisoned in the rockbed by [[BigBad Aku]]. The only way for him to escape and ascend to Valhalla was to be slain in a combat. To this end he shaped his prison into a deadly labyrinth that only a greatest warrior could traverse, and began to lure passers by into it in hope that one of them would release him.
14th Apr '13 9:26:43 AM nombretomado
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* {{Godzilla}}, especially in the original 1954 film. His actions throughout the film are basically him getting revenge on humanity for mutating him via nuclear bomb testing. WordOfGod even states that he's just as much a victim as anyone else in the film.

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* {{Godzilla}}, Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, especially in the original [[Film/{{Gojira}} 1954 film.film]]. His actions throughout the film are basically him getting revenge on humanity for mutating him via nuclear bomb testing. WordOfGod even states that he's just as much a victim as anyone else in the film.
10th Apr '13 1:24:17 PM twingle93
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* Many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' monsters can be interpreted this way, particularly the God in SilentHill3. Prematurely born, cast in a grotesque image of the burned girl Alessa, all it does is writhe in agony and attempt to blindly flail at the player as though it desires to put out of its misery.

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* Many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' monsters can be interpreted this way, particularly the God in SilentHill3. Prematurely born, cast in a grotesque image of the burned girl Alessa, all it does is writhe in agony and attempt to blindly flail at the player as though it desires to be put out of its misery.
10th Apr '13 1:22:25 PM twingle93
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* Many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' monsters can be interpreted this way.

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* Many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' monsters can be interpreted this way.way, particularly the God in SilentHill3. Prematurely born, cast in a grotesque image of the burned girl Alessa, all it does is writhe in agony and attempt to blindly flail at the player as though it desires to put out of its misery.
20th Mar '13 12:32:37 PM CountDorku
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* The Neverborn in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' really, ''really'' want to die, to end their eternal torment and insanity. Sadly, they can't. As a result, their agents work to destroy the world so that they can finally fade away.
19th Mar '13 10:41:18 PM fluffything
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* {{Godzilla}}, especially in the original 1954 film. His actions throughout the film are basically him getting revenge on humanity for mutating him via nuclear bomb testing. WordOfGod even states that he's just as much a victim as anyone else in the film.
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