History Main / TraumaCongaLine

13th Nov '16 12:21:58 PM Trevorg2000
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See also HumiliationConga, where this happens to a villain who deserves what's coming to him, and that's usually PlayedForLaughs while a Trauma Conga Line is rarely meant to be funny. DeusAngstMachina is similar and there is quite a bit of overlap, but with the TraumaCongaLine more of it happens on-screen than in the backstory.

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See also HumiliationConga, where this happens to a villain who deserves what's coming to him, and that's usually PlayedForLaughs while a Trauma Conga Line is rarely meant to be funny. DeusAngstMachina is similar and there is quite a bit of overlap, but with the TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Line more of it happens on-screen than in the backstory.
15th Oct '16 2:53:54 PM Wyldchyld
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** This is apparently hereditary as her father, Taiyang, wen through something like the above but '''''[[UpToEleven worse]]''''': [[spoiler: Like Yang, her mother Raven also abandoned Taiyang. Unlike Yang, Taiyang actually knew Raven, having been on the same team as her, meaning he was much more scarred by her leaving than Yang not to mention he is now burdened with a job that is meant for two people minimum. After a while, he did recover from this, enough to get married to his other female teammate and have a second child with her. [[CartwrightCurse Then she dies]] a few years later on a mission, leaving him with TWO children, who are also lamenting the loss of their mother, and a serious case of HeroicBSOD. While he shut down, Yang took Ruby and went to go find her mom only be met with a pack of Beowolves. If not for the timely intervention of Qrow, his brother in law, he would have lost his children, the only people he has left. Then, as things are looking up for him, his eldest daughter is framed for assault on live TV and is promptly arrested. Then the CCT goes down, leaving him blind to the situation as a Grimm invasion happens. The only relief he gets is when Qrow shows up at his doorstep with his kids...Except one is comatose and the other has lost an arm. Then, after waking up from her coma, his youngest daughter runs off leaving only a note behind while he is forced to stay home to tend to Yang, who is suffering a similar HeroicBSOD. [[FridgeHorror Not to mention the fact that the island they live on has Grimm on it, who would be attarcted to Yang's depression.]] All in all. [[IronWoobie it's a surprise he's still standing.]] ]]
12th Oct '16 12:28:57 PM Knightofbalance
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* This is apparently hereditary as her father, Taiyang, wen through something like the above but '''''[[UpToEleven worse]]''''': [[spoiler: Like Yang, her mother Raven also abandoned Taiyang. Unlike Yang, Taiyang actually knew Raven, having been on the same team as her, meaning he was much more scarred by her leaving than Yang not to mention he is now burdened with a job that is meant for two people minimum. After a while, he did recover from this, enough to get married to his other female teammate and have a second child with her. [[CartwrightCurse Then she dies]] a few years later on a mission, leaving him with TWO children, who are also lamenting the loss of their mother, and a serious case of HeroicBSOD. While he shut down, Yang took Ruby and went to go find her mom only be met with a pack of Beowolves. If not for the timely intervention of Qrow, his brother in law, he would have lost his children, the only people he has left. Then, as things are looking up for him, his eldest daughter is framed for assault on live TV and is promptly arrested. Then the CCT goes down, leaving him blind to the situation as a Grimm invasion happens. The only relief he gets is when Qrow shows up at his doorstep with his kids...Except one is comatose and the other has lost an arm. Then, after waking up from her coma, his youngest daughter runs off leaving only a note behind while he is forced to stay home to tend to Yang, who is suffering a similar HeroicBSOD. [[FridgeHorror Not to mention the fact that the island they live on has Grimm on it, who would be attarcted to Yang's depression.]] All in all. [[IronWoobie it's a surprise he's still standing.]] ]]

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* ** This is apparently hereditary as her father, Taiyang, wen through something like the above but '''''[[UpToEleven worse]]''''': [[spoiler: Like Yang, her mother Raven also abandoned Taiyang. Unlike Yang, Taiyang actually knew Raven, having been on the same team as her, meaning he was much more scarred by her leaving than Yang not to mention he is now burdened with a job that is meant for two people minimum. After a while, he did recover from this, enough to get married to his other female teammate and have a second child with her. [[CartwrightCurse Then she dies]] a few years later on a mission, leaving him with TWO children, who are also lamenting the loss of their mother, and a serious case of HeroicBSOD. While he shut down, Yang took Ruby and went to go find her mom only be met with a pack of Beowolves. If not for the timely intervention of Qrow, his brother in law, he would have lost his children, the only people he has left. Then, as things are looking up for him, his eldest daughter is framed for assault on live TV and is promptly arrested. Then the CCT goes down, leaving him blind to the situation as a Grimm invasion happens. The only relief he gets is when Qrow shows up at his doorstep with his kids...Except one is comatose and the other has lost an arm. Then, after waking up from her coma, his youngest daughter runs off leaving only a note behind while he is forced to stay home to tend to Yang, who is suffering a similar HeroicBSOD. [[FridgeHorror Not to mention the fact that the island they live on has Grimm on it, who would be attarcted to Yang's depression.]] All in all. [[IronWoobie it's a surprise he's still standing.]] ]]
12th Oct '16 12:28:32 PM Knightofbalance
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* This is apparently hereditary as her father, Taiyang, wen through something like the above but '''''[[UpToEleven worse]]''''': [[spoiler: Like Yang, her mother Raven also abandoned Taiyang. Unlike Yang, Taiyang actually knew Raven, having been on the same team as her, meaning he was much more scarred by her leaving than Yang not to mention he is now burdened with a job that is meant for two people minimum. After a while, he did recover from this, enough to get married to his other female teammate and have a second child with her. [[CartwrightCurse Then she dies]] a few years later on a mission, leaving him with TWO children, who are also lamenting the loss of their mother, and a serious case of HeroicBSOD. While he shut down, Yang took Ruby and went to go find her mom only be met with a pack of Beowolves. If not for the timely intervention of Qrow, his brother in law, he would have lost his children, the only people he has left. Then, as things are looking up for him, his eldest daughter is framed for assault on live TV and is promptly arrested. Then the CCT goes down, leaving him blind to the situation as a Grimm invasion happens. The only relief he gets is when Qrow shows up at his doorstep with his kids...Except one is comatose and the other has lost an arm. Then, after waking up from her coma, his youngest daughter runs off leaving only a note behind while he is forced to stay home to tend to Yang, who is suffering a similar HeroicBSOD. [[FridgeHorror Not to mention the fact that the island they live on has Grimm on it, who would be attarcted to Yang's depression.]] All in all. [[IronWoobie it's a surprise he's still standing.]] ]]
15th Sep '16 5:26:32 PM KatanaCat
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* Lapis Lazuli from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a Type B or G. Prior to her debut, she was forcibly trapped in a mirror for many years and only spoken to when needed. After being released, she tried to use the oceans to go back to her home planet, but was unable to do so due to her cracked gem. After Steven heals her, she is able to return to her home planet... [[spoiler:only to find out that Homeworld had [[FishOutOfTemporalWater advanced so much]] that she couldn't understand it. She is then used as an informant by Peridot and Jasper and taken back to Earth before being imprisoned again.]] [[spoiler:After constantly being imprisoned, Lapis chooses to [[FusionDance fuse]] with Jasper after the latter was defeated by Garnet. However, Lapis then takes control of the fusion and [[SealedEvilInADuel submerges herself and Jasper]] in the ocean. As of "Chille Tid", she seems have to lost control of the fusion.]]
** She gets better in later episodes, though.

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* Lapis Lazuli from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a Type B or G. Prior to her debut, she was forcibly trapped in a mirror for many years and only spoken to when needed. After being released, she tried to use the oceans to go back to her home planet, but was unable to do so due to her cracked gem. After Steven heals her, she is able to return to her home planet... [[spoiler:only to find out that Homeworld had [[FishOutOfTemporalWater advanced so much]] that she couldn't understand it. She is then used as an informant by Peridot and Jasper and taken back to Earth before being imprisoned again.]] [[spoiler:After constantly being imprisoned, Lapis chooses to [[FusionDance fuse]] with Jasper after the latter was defeated by Garnet. However, Lapis then takes control of the fusion and [[SealedEvilInADuel submerges herself and Jasper]] in the ocean. As of Her control is slipping by "Chille Tid", she seems before it's gone completely and they have to lost control of the fusion.]]
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be forcibly unfused in "Super Watermelon Island".]] She gets better in later episodes, though.though there are nods to what happened, such as [[spoiler:her desire to "take a break from water"]].
11th Sep '16 11:57:23 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* The titular protagonist of ''Theatre/Hamilton'''s life is this before he came to America: He was a bastard, his father left at ten, he almost died from disease and his mother actually did, became an orphan, moved in with a cousin, who then committed suicide, then a hurricane destroyed everything on his island, and he was booked passage on a New York-bound ship ... [[UpToEleven which then caught fire.]]

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* The titular protagonist of ''Theatre/Hamilton'''s ''Hamilton'''s life is this before he came to America: He was a bastard, his father left at ten, he almost his mother died from of disease and his mother actually did, he almost did as well, became an orphan, moved in with a cousin, who then committed suicide, then a hurricane destroyed everything on his island, and he was booked passage on a New York-bound ship ... [[UpToEleven which then caught fire.]]
11th Sep '16 11:56:03 AM KGBtheRussianSpy
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* The titular protagonist of ''Theatre/Hamilton'''s life is this before he came to America: He was a bastard, his father left at ten, he almost died from disease and his mother actually did, became an orphan, moved in with a cousin, who then committed suicide, then a hurricane destroyed everything on his island, and he was booked passage on a New York-bound ship ... [[UpToEleven which then caught fire.]]
9th Sep '16 12:45:29 AM ArielLightning
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** She gets better in later episodes, though.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''Zuko''. First, his mother leaves him (to save him no less), then he gets challenged to an Agni Kai ''as a thirteen-year-old, by his own father'' who brutally scars and then banishes him, then he gets sent on a SnipeHunt after the Avatar. During said quest how much happens to our poor banished prince? (Read: Too much to list here.) And then when he finally gives up that quest he has to fight his little sister in the show’s only real deathmatch and take a lightning bolt in the chest to save a friend's life. He lives through it, but barely. ''The next day'' he has to start ruling his country, which he is effectively going to have to force through a HeelFaceTurn, after they’ve been at war with everyone else for a century. He was even destined to take on all that trauma from birth, [[spoiler:being a direct descendant of both the Fire Lord who started the war and the Avatar who opposed him. His destiny was to take on all the horrible influences from his father and co. and all the positive influences from his uncle and the Avatar, and come out of it with the understanding necessary to make the right decisions and have the right credentials to be the Fire Lord the world needed to rule the Fire Nation in the wake of the Avatar’s defeat of Ozai.]] In a way all this trauma molds him into a much more complex character than the Avatar and allows him to fill a role that Aang could not, which ends up being almost as important or maybe even as important as Aang's own role in the story. It also makes him the thoroughly-adored {{Woobie}} of the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The titular character herself. First, she faught against the leader and BigBad of the [[MugglePower Equalists]] and got her bending taken away, resulting in a Result A. Then, she fought her EvilUncle who nearly destroyed the world, resulting in a Result G. Then, she fought an evil anarchist, [[spoiler: which probably took her closest to the DespairEventHorizon and was one of the [[TearJerker saddest scenes to have yet been animated in Western Media]]]]. ''Then'' she went against an evil dictator and was repeatedly convinced that she was no longer needed in the world. In short, Korra has arguably been through more than ''Zuko.'' Thankfully, the last two were notable Result A's. She admits to Tenzin that all the suffering that she went through in the last two seasons made her a better and more compassionate person. Best illustrated by how [[spoiler:she saves Kuvira's life and, doesn't beat her down, but talks her into surrendering through understanding]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''Zuko''. First, his mother leaves him (to save him no less), then he gets challenged to an Agni Kai ''as a thirteen-year-old, by his own father'' who brutally scars and then banishes him, then he gets sent on a SnipeHunt after the Avatar. During said quest how much happens to our poor banished prince? (Read: Too much to list here.) And then when he finally gives up that quest quest, he has to fight his little sister in the show’s only real deathmatch and take a lightning bolt in the chest to save a friend's life. He lives through it, but barely. ''The next day'' he has to start ruling his country, which he is effectively going to have to force through a HeelFaceTurn, after they’ve been at war with everyone else for a century. He was even destined to take on all that trauma from birth, [[spoiler:being [[spoiler: being a direct descendant of both the Fire Lord who started the war and the Avatar who opposed him. His destiny was to take on all the horrible influences from his father and co. and all the positive influences from his uncle and the Avatar, and come out of it with the understanding necessary to make the right decisions and have the right credentials to be the Fire Lord the world needed to rule the Fire Nation in the wake of the Avatar’s defeat of Ozai.]] In a way all this trauma molds him into a much more complex character than the Avatar and allows him to fill a role that Aang could not, which ends up being almost as important or maybe even as important as Aang's own role in the story. It also makes him the thoroughly-adored {{Woobie}} of the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': The titular character herself. First, she faught fought against the leader and BigBad of the [[MugglePower Equalists]] and got her bending taken away, resulting in a Result A. Then, she fought her EvilUncle who nearly destroyed the world, resulting in a Result G. Then, she fought an evil anarchist, [[spoiler: which probably took her closest to the DespairEventHorizon and was one of the [[TearJerker saddest scenes to have yet been animated in Western Media]]]]. ''Then'' she went against an evil dictator and was repeatedly convinced that she was no longer needed in the world. In short, Korra has arguably been through more than ''Zuko.'' Thankfully, the last two were notable Result A's. She admits to Tenzin that all the suffering that she went through in the last two seasons made her a better and more compassionate person. Best illustrated by how [[spoiler:she [[spoiler: she saves Kuvira's life and, doesn't beat her down, but talks her into surrendering through understanding]].
31st Aug '16 7:36:55 AM LaptopGuy
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See also HumiliationConga, where this happens to a villain who deserves what's coming to him. DeusAngstMachina is similar and there is quite a bit of overlap, but with the TraumaCongaLine more of it happens on-screen than in the backstory.

to:

See also HumiliationConga, where this happens to a villain who deserves what's coming to him.him, and that's usually PlayedForLaughs while a Trauma Conga Line is rarely meant to be funny. DeusAngstMachina is similar and there is quite a bit of overlap, but with the TraumaCongaLine more of it happens on-screen than in the backstory.
31st Aug '16 7:29:41 AM LaptopGuy
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* In 2008, a sixteen-year-old cheerleader from Silsbee High in Texas was sexually assaulted by a football star at the school. While the attacker was initially charged, he admitted to misdemeanor assault and served no jail time, instead ending up with a fine, community service and mandatory anger management classes. Silsbee did not suspend or expel him, even continued to allow him to play on the team, whilst telling the girl that she should keep a low profile and avoid attending school-related social events. After being advised by her counselors not to give up on activities she loved, she continued to cheer. At a game in 2009, she remained silent during his free throw, understandably refusing to gleefully chant "put it in!" at her attacker...which got her kicked off the squad. She and her family sued the school for violating her free speech rights, a case which was denied earlier this year on the grounds of being a frivolous lawsuit. Her family is now being ordered to pay $45,000 in legal fees.

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* In 2008, a sixteen-year-old cheerleader from Silsbee High in Texas was sexually assaulted by Rakheem Bolton a football star at the school. While the attacker was initially charged, he admitted to misdemeanor assault and served no jail time, instead ending up with a fine, community service and mandatory anger management classes. Silsbee did not suspend or expel him, even continued to allow him to play on the team, whilst telling the girl that she should keep a low profile and avoid attending school-related social events. After being advised by her counselors not to give up on activities she loved, she continued to cheer. At a game in 2009, she remained silent during his free throw, understandably refusing to gleefully chant "put it in!" at her attacker...which got her kicked off the squad. She and her family sued the school for violating her free speech rights, a case which was denied earlier this year on the grounds of being a frivolous lawsuit. Her family is now being ordered to pay $45,000 in legal fees. Fortunately for her, the cheerleader was given support from many NFL cheerleaders and a petition started in her support to drop the fine, with many people asking for the school to either pay her family the $45,000 or fine Bolton instead, quickly got over 150,000 signatures.
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