History Main / TraumaCongaLine

8th Sep '17 12:44:42 PM HBICece
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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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** 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 herself 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.
25th Aug '17 8:57:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* Bootstrap Bill Turner suffers this over the first three ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies. Before the first movie, he was cursed with everlasting undeath along with his mutinous crewmates; when he got revenge on them by hiding a piece of the cursed Aztec gold, they tied him to a cannon and threw him overboard. Trapped at the bottom of the ocean, "[[AndIMustScream unable to move, unable to die]]," he takes Davy Jones' offer of 100 years of service just to get out. When his son also ends up on the ''Flying Dutchman'', Bootstrap sacrifices himself to help him escape, asking "What more can they do to me?" As it turns out, they can [[ForcedToWatch force him to watch]] as the Kraken destroys the ship Will's on. Thinking his only child dead, Bootstrap sinks into despair and insanity. He's only snapped out of it when [[spoiler:Jones stabs Will, and he's then forced to cut his son's heart out in order to save his life.]] Things go a little better for him after that, though.

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* Bootstrap Bill Turner suffers this over the first three ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies. Before the first movie, he was cursed with everlasting undeath along with his mutinous crewmates; when he got revenge on them by hiding a piece of the cursed Aztec gold, they tied him to a cannon and threw him overboard. Trapped at the bottom of the ocean, "[[AndIMustScream unable to move, unable to die]]," he takes Davy Jones' offer of 100 years of service just to get out. When his son also ends up on the ''Flying Dutchman'', Bootstrap sacrifices himself to help him escape, asking "What more can they do to me?" As it turns out, they can [[ForcedToWatch force him to watch]] as the Kraken destroys the ship Will's on. Thinking his only child dead, Bootstrap sinks into despair and insanity. He's only snapped out of it when [[spoiler:Jones stabs Will, and he's then forced to cut his son's heart out in order to save his life.]] Things go a little better for him after that, though.
24th Aug '17 8:05:01 AM 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 back to back.

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* The so called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Generation org/wiki/G.I._Generation Greatest Generation]] went through this, having to face TheGreatDepression and UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 back to back.
24th Jul '17 8:41:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* A British couple named Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence went vacationing in New York City during September 11th, 2001, when the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred. In London, they experienced ''another'' terrorist attack on July 7, 2005, at the London Underground subway system. And during their vacation three years later on November 26 in Mumbai, India, guess what happened? Yep, yet another terrorist attack! However, just like [[NationalLampoonsVacation Clark Griswold]], Jason and Jenny [[{{Determinator}} were determined to enjoy their trip regardless]].

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* A British couple named Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence went vacationing in New York City during September 11th, 2001, when the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred. In London, they experienced ''another'' terrorist attack on July 7, 2005, at the London Underground subway system. And during their vacation three years later on November 26 in Mumbai, India, guess what happened? Yep, yet another terrorist attack! However, just like [[NationalLampoonsVacation [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Clark Griswold]], Jason and Jenny [[{{Determinator}} were determined to enjoy their trip regardless]].
15th Jul '17 3:40:47 PM nombretomado
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* On [[WorldWarII August 6th, 1945,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi Tsutomu Yamaguchi]] was staying in Hiroshima for a business trip. The first bomb fell no more than 3 km away from where he stood, but the next day he returned to his home in Nagasaki for medical treatment. According to his account, he was describing the devastation at Hiroshima to a disbelieving boss...and then the second bomb fell and destroyed Nagasaki. He lived until 2010 at age 93.

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* On [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII August 6th, 1945,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi Tsutomu Yamaguchi]] was staying in Hiroshima for a business trip. The first bomb fell no more than 3 km away from where he stood, but the next day he returned to his home in Nagasaki for medical treatment. According to his account, he was describing the devastation at Hiroshima to a disbelieving boss...and then the second bomb fell and destroyed Nagasaki. He lived until 2010 at age 93.
8th Jul '17 2:42:11 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Circuit Breaker. Yes, get trained as a mutant-hunter by a clique of fanatics. Yes, watch your older brother get murdered by your own uncle when he turns out to be a mutant. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Anything else? Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure. Hide in the sewers of Philadelphia only to stumble upon a horrific massacre perpetrated by the cyber-ghost-guy who is out to kill you? Uhm, OK. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Go insane with multiple personality disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...

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** Circuit Breaker. Yes, get trained as a mutant-hunter by a clique of fanatics. Yes, watch your older brother get murdered by your own uncle when he turns out to be a mutant. Yes, become discover that you are an intersexed cyberpath. {{Technopath}} mutant yourself and have to flee for your life. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net.'Net and murdered your family. Anything else? Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure. Hide in the sewers of Philadelphia only to stumble upon a horrific massacre perpetrated by the cyber-ghost-guy who is out to kill you? Uhm, OK. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Go insane with multiple personality disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...
8th Jul '17 2:40:27 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Pejuta... when your story starts with getting [[FantasticRacism beaten]] and [[RapeAsDrama gang-raped]], and that is '''not''' already the worse thing that's going to happen to you, you are in for a rough ride.

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** Pejuta... when oh, where to begin? When your story starts with you getting [[FantasticRacism beaten]] and [[RapeAsDrama gang-raped]], and that is '''not''' already the worse worst thing that's going to happen to you, you are in for a rough ride.
8th Jul '17 2:39:13 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Circuit Breaker. Yes, get trained as a mutant-hunter by a clique of fanatics. Yes, watch your older brother get murdered by your own uncle when he turns out to be a mutant. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Anything else? Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure. Hide in the sewers of Philadelphia only to stumble upon a horrific massacre perpetrated by the cyber-ghost-guy who is out to kill you? Uhm, OK. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? Go insane with multiple personality disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...

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** Circuit Breaker. Yes, get trained as a mutant-hunter by a clique of fanatics. Yes, watch your older brother get murdered by your own uncle when he turns out to be a mutant. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Anything else? Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure. Hide in the sewers of Philadelphia only to stumble upon a horrific massacre perpetrated by the cyber-ghost-guy who is out to kill you? Uhm, OK. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? Go insane with multiple personality disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...
8th Jul '17 2:38:12 PM Schol-R-LEA
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** Circuit Breaker. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? Go insane with multiple personality disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...

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** Circuit Breaker. Yes, get trained as a mutant-hunter by a clique of fanatics. Yes, watch your older brother get murdered by your own uncle when he turns out to be a mutant. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Anything else? Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure. Hide in the sewers of Philadelphia only to stumble upon a horrific massacre perpetrated by the cyber-ghost-guy who is out to kill you? Uhm, OK. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? Go insane with multiple personality disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...
8th Jul '17 2:29:00 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': it is probably easier to list the named characters who ''haven't'' had this happen to them.
** In a massive BreakTheHaughty event, Phase (Ayla Goodkind, [[GenderBender formerly Trevor]])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...
** Eldritch. Erik Mahren was kicked out of his home as a teen, enlists in the Marine Corps and ends up in a CapeBusters unit that gets dragged through nine kinds of Hell leaving him a twitchy, uncontrollably violent nervous wreck, in desperation turns to Whateley Academy to get work as a Range Instructor, then just as his life starts calming down a bit and he falls in love with a co-worker, said co-worker is murdered in front of him during a nightmarish attack on the school. He is barely starting to recover from this when his latent mutant abilities start going haywire, he '''''explodes'''', and wakes up in a new GenderBender body with unknown and uncontrollable powers and the risk of becoming mystically enslaved for an indefinitely long lifetime. Oh, and the medicines keeping his Intermittent Explosive Disorder in check have stopped working. No sooner does she manage to fix the 'turn you into a zombie weaponsmith' problem then she gets dropped into an attack by an OmnicidalManiac out to destroy the city of Darwin, Australia. No sooner does she return than she finds that her long-lost sister has been dropped into the school's care, and then...
** Circuit Breaker. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure? Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Get a rogue AI stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? Go insane with multiple personality disorder> Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? He, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': it is probably easier to list the named major POV characters who ''haven't'' had this happen to them.
them. Special note goes to the following:
** In a massive BreakTheHaughty event, Phase (Ayla Goodkind, [[GenderBender formerly Trevor]])goes Trevor]]) goes from an incredibly wealthy heir to of the biggest fortune on the planet to a despised mutant intersexed freak who is turned over to a MadScientist by ''his own parents'' parents'', and on getting out ends up living in a basement. basement with his equally-disowned sister. On going to [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] Academy]], he is hated by most of the other students for being from the best-known mutant-hating family around. those around, and targeted by homophobes who are aware that due to his mutation he is now intersexed (looking female, except in the groin). 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...
** Eldritch. Erik Mahren was kicked out of his home as a teen, enlists so he enlisted in the Marine Corps and ends ended up in a CapeBusters unit that gets dragged through nine kinds of Hell leaving him a twitchy, uncontrollably violent nervous wreck, wreck. After mustering out, he is unable to find regular work, so in desperation he turns to Whateley Academy to get work as a Range Instructor, then just Instructor. Just as his life starts calming down a bit and he falls in love with a co-worker, said co-worker is murdered in front of him during a nightmarish attack on the school. He is barely starting to recover from this when his latent mutant abilities start going haywire, he '''''explodes'''', '''''explodes''''', and wakes up in a new GenderBender body with unknown and uncontrollable powers and the risk of becoming mystically enslaved for an indefinitely long lifetime. Oh, and the medicines keeping his her Intermittent Explosive Disorder in check have stopped working. working, and in order to hide what happens she also has to [[CompulsorySchoolAge pretend to be a student in the school she had been teaching at]]. No sooner does she manage to fix the 'turn you into a zombie weaponsmith' weaponsmith for eternity' problem then than she gets dropped into an attack by running battle with an OmnicidalManiac out to destroy the city of Darwin, Australia. No sooner does Then, when she return than returns to Whateley, she finds that her long-lost sister has been dropped into the school's care, and then...
** Circuit Breaker. Yes, become an intersexed cyberpath. Yes, become a homeless orphan on the run from an OmnicidalManiac who lives in the 'Net. Get recruited into an order or religious knights with no clear idea of the implications? Sure? Sure. Get recruited again by the CIA? Why not. See the person who has been your only friend through all this get brutally murdered? Whee! Get a [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue AI AI]] stuck in your brain? Uh huh, what next? Go insane with multiple personality disorder> disorder? Sounds groovy! Get locked up, and have a rogue doctor perform potentially deadly experiments on you? He, Hey, go for it. fall in love with a HornyDevil? Sure Sure, sounds fun! Escape and get captured by [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Therianthropes]] who infect you and turn you into a were-cougar? Neat-o! Get split into two duplicates and have two of your personalities put in one body and the other two in the duplicate? Yeah, ok...
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