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10th Jun '17 1:07:28 PM nombretomado
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* Ayla Goodkind (Phase) of the WhateleyUniverse. In a massive BreakTheHaughty event, Phase goes from an incredibly wealthy heir to the biggest fortune on the planet to a despised mutant intersexed freak who is turned over to a MadScientist by ''his own parents'' and on getting out ends up living in a basement. On going to [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] he is hated for being from the best-known mutant-hating family around. those don't even touch on highlights like getting trapped in a sewer and attacked by zombies. Or nearly being eaten by an unkillable demon. Or...

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* Ayla Goodkind (Phase) of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. In a massive BreakTheHaughty event, Phase goes from an incredibly wealthy heir to the biggest fortune on the planet to a despised mutant intersexed freak who is turned over to a MadScientist by ''his own parents'' and on getting out ends up living in a basement. On going to [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] he is hated for being from the best-known mutant-hating family around. those don't even touch on highlights like getting trapped in a sewer and attacked by zombies. Or nearly being eaten by an unkillable demon. Or...
27th May '17 12:24:38 AM jtierney50
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** He has another one in "The Reynolds Pamphlet" as well, although it's entirely his fault. With the release of a ''single pamphlet'', he ruins any future political career he may hope to have, as well as any presidential aspirations; he turns his best friend, confidant, and sister in law Angelica against him; his wife effectively erases himself not only from the public image, but also his life (as best as she can being a woman in the 1700s); and his son [[spoiler:is killed defending his honor]]. NiceJobBreakingItHero, indeed.


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* Several in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'':
** Fantine is fired, ostracized, forced into prostitution, forced to sell her hair and teeth, nearly raped, nearly arrested, and [[spoiler:killed]] within the span of a few songs (although it could, hypothetically, be over a few days or longer in the show).
** Eponine has the her [[AllLoveIsUnrequited one love]] (Marius) fall in love with another woman (Cosette) after she accidentally introduces the two, then has said love ask her to introduce them again, then has to keep guard while they [[SexyDiscretionShot disappear inside Rue Plumet]], is threatened and disowned, with the implication of violence, by her abusive father, forced to act as messenger between Cosette and Marius, [[MurderArsonAndJaywalking mistaken for a boy]], and [[spoiler:killed]] in the span of roughly a day and a half.
** Marius has the love of his life leave for England, his best friend [[spoiler:Eponine]] die in his arms, then [[spoiler:TeamPet Gavroche]] is shot in front of him, then [[spoiler:all his ''other'' friends die around him]] while he survives, all culminating in a massive survivor's-guilt-induced-HeroicBSOD. All this occurs in ''under a day''.
* A common plot in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's tragedies: a single death (often accidental) snowballs until half the cast ''or more'' is dead, leaving the surviving characters bordering on HeroicBSOD. See: ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/KingLear'', ...
** Especially notable in ''Hamlet'': by the time Fortinbras arrives with his army, the entire named cast, aside from Horatio, is dead. Fortinbras, who came to ''conquer'' the kingdom, is naturally surprised and horrified that the royal family seems to have done his job for him.
14th May '17 2:23:51 PM Schismatism
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* While, in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', nothing ever seems to go right for Skitter for very long, Dragon winds up going through a much worse torment, in no small part due to Skitter's actions. While nothing physically affects her, she winds up [[AndIMustScream completely mute]] after the events at the school, and it only gets worse from there.
20th Apr '17 6:09:55 PM TomServo3000
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** In later seasons, this has been increasingly the case with Kyle. Namely "HumanCentiPad" and "Ginger Cow".

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** In later seasons, this has been increasingly the case with Kyle. Namely "HumanCentiPad" "[=HumanCentiPad=]" and "Ginger Cow".
16th Apr '17 3:15:43 PM nombretomado
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*** And it doesn't stop there. This defiant gesture sparks a cold war between the Wolves and the Inquisition, including the GreyKnights, later escalating to a full-on war despite the Wolves ''not firing back'' at Inquisition ships opening fire on them--all due to the incompetence of the original Inquisitor whose decision it was to have the survivors purged in the first place, then tried to apply street-level tactics to a planet and didn't get that SpaceMarines outrank PunyHumans. It ends with the Inquisition attacking the SpaceWolves' homeworld and their milleniary warrior Bjorn Fell-Handed teleporting aboard the ships to get everyone to stand down.

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*** And it doesn't stop there. This defiant gesture sparks a cold war between the Wolves and the Inquisition, including the GreyKnights, later escalating to a full-on war despite the Wolves ''not firing back'' at Inquisition ships opening fire on them--all due to the incompetence of the original Inquisitor whose decision it was to have the survivors purged in the first place, then tried to apply street-level tactics to a planet and didn't get that SpaceMarines outrank PunyHumans. It ends with the Inquisition attacking the SpaceWolves' [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]]' homeworld and their milleniary warrior Bjorn Fell-Handed teleporting aboard the ships to get everyone to stand down.
14th Apr '17 11:32:34 AM LaptopGuy
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* The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. During practice on Friday before the race, Rubens Barrichello was seriously injured in a crash. Then the next day. Then during the qualifying rounds Roland Ratzenberger was killed. And finally, the main event saw the death of Ayrton Senna.
13th Apr '17 11:56:09 PM Bootlebat
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*The so called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Generation Greatest Generation]] went through this. having to face TheGreatDepression and WorldWar2 back to back.
19th Mar '17 3:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank Jackson C. Frank's]] story. On March 31, 1954, a furnace exploded at Frank's elementary school. The resulting fire killed 15 of Frank's classmates (including his then girlfriend Marlene du Pont) and left him with burns on 50% of his body and life-long depression. In 1966, a year after his first and only album was released, Frank developed writer's block and his depression began to worsen. During the 1970s, Frank's son died of cystic fibrosis, deepening his depression and resulting in a stay at a mental institution. In the 1980s, he traveled to New York in an attempt to find friend PaulSimon, but failed and ended up homeless. During this time, he ended up in and out of mental institutions. In the early 1990s, Frank was sitting on a bench in Queens when he was shot by teenagers indiscriminately firing a pellet gun, blinding him in his left eye. He died March 3, 1999 from pneumonia and cardiac arrest. A major TearJerker indeed.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank Jackson C. Frank's]] story. On March 31, 1954, a furnace exploded at Frank's elementary school. The resulting fire killed 15 of Frank's classmates (including his then girlfriend Marlene du Pont) and left him with burns on 50% of his body and life-long depression. In 1966, a year after his first and only album was released, Frank developed writer's block and his depression began to worsen. During the 1970s, Frank's son died of cystic fibrosis, deepening his depression and resulting in a stay at a mental institution. In the 1980s, he traveled to New York in an attempt to find friend PaulSimon, Music/PaulSimon, but failed and ended up homeless. During this time, he ended up in and out of mental institutions. In the early 1990s, Frank was sitting on a bench in Queens when he was shot by teenagers indiscriminately firing a pellet gun, blinding him in his left eye. He died March 3, 1999 from pneumonia and cardiac arrest. A major TearJerker indeed.
17th Mar '17 9:59:50 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* ''Music/TheWall'' is a trauma conga album. Between [[DisappearedDad never knowing his father]], [[SadistTeacher sadistic schoolteachers]], [[MyBelovedSmother an overbearing mother]], and [[YourCheatingHeart his wife having an affair]], it's safe to say that Pink's life hasn't been in easy in the slightest, and his descent into Neo-Nazism was not out of the blue.
2nd Mar '17 3:29:17 AM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Sweetwater}}'': Sarah loses her husband, has a miscarriage, and is raped in quick succession. Not surprisingly she completely snaps and goes on a killing spree shortly after all this.
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