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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.
30th Jan '17 2:29:38 PM Blazer
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* In the various ''Website/GoAnimate'' "[[YouAreGrounded Grounded]]" videos, this is referred to as a "Punishment Day", where a parent, instead of ''just'' grounding someone, will instead enact a series of actions meant to humiliate the punished. Of course, they tend to be a case of DisproportionateRetribution, as the punished will be attacked, have their possessions destroyed or even outright killed due to minor things.
27th Jan '17 10:30:53 PM Idek618
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo is publicly ridiculed by the town for not killing the bull. His father ''even'' disowns him. [[spoiler:He thinks that he caused the death of Maria, his one true love. Joaquin coldly states it should have been ''Manolo'' instead. Finally, being DrivenToSuicide and with [[JackassGenie Xibalba's]] "help" he commits indirect suicide to "join" his beloved]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo is publicly ridiculed by the town for not killing the bull. His father ''even'' disowns even ''disowns'' him. [[spoiler:He thinks that he caused the death of Maria, his one true love. Joaquin coldly states it should have been ''Manolo'' instead. Finally, being DrivenToSuicide and with [[JackassGenie Xibalba's]] "help" he commits indirect suicide to "join" his beloved]].
13th Jan '17 6:57:00 PM Njein
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** [[ParentalAbandonment Lost his parents at a young age in a climbing accident]].
** Had a strong relationship with ParentalSubstitute Hannes Oberhauser (who took him in after Bond was orphaned), but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz]] [[TheResenter Oberhauser]], Hannes' son, kills him out of jealousy.
** Fretted over losing Vesper Lynd in ''Casino Royale'', despite her betrayal - ''Spectre'' shows that her death has affected Bond greatly.
** In ''Quantum of Solace'', where he again frets over losing his close ally René Mathis, and briefly goes rogue to track down Greene.

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** [[ParentalAbandonment Lost his parents at a young age in a climbing accident]]. He had a strong relationship with [[ParentalSubstitute Hannes Oberhauser]] (who took him in after Bond was orphaned), but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz]] [[TheResenter Oberhauser]], Hannes' son, kills him out of jealousy.
** Had a strong relationship with ParentalSubstitute Hannes Oberhauser (who took him Fretted over losing Vesper Lynd in after ''Casino Royale'' despite her betrayal - ''Spectre'' shows that her death has affected Bond was orphaned), but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz]] [[TheResenter Oberhauser]], Hannes' son, kills him out of jealousy.greatly.
** Fretted over losing Vesper Lynd in ''Casino Royale'', despite her betrayal - ''Spectre'' shows that her death has affected Bond greatly.
** In ''Quantum of Solace'', where he again frets over losing his close ally René Mathis, and briefly goes rogue to track down Greene.[[BigBad Dominic Greene]].
13th Jan '17 6:55:16 PM Njein
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* The Creator/DanielCraig version of Film/JamesBond is railroaded into this:
** [[ParentalAbandonment Lost his parents at a young age in a climbing accident]].
** Had a strong relationship with ParentalSubstitute Hannes Oberhauser (who took him in after Bond was orphaned), but [[DrivenByEnvy Franz]] [[TheResenter Oberhauser]], Hannes' son, kills him out of jealousy.
** Fretted over losing Vesper Lynd in ''Casino Royale'', despite her betrayal - ''Spectre'' shows that her death has affected Bond greatly.
** In ''Quantum of Solace'', where he again frets over losing his close ally René Mathis, and briefly goes rogue to track down Greene.
** ''Skyfall'' shows him shedding tears in response to the death of M, the closest thing he had to a [[ParentalSubstitute mother]] left in this world.
** ''Spectre'' reveals that [[BigBrotherBully Franz Oberhauser]]/[[spoiler:Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] was not [[TheManBehindTheMan only behind many of Bond's earlier enemies]] (Le Chiffre, The Pale King/[[spoiler:Mr. White]], Greene, Silva and C/Max Denbigh), but also orchestrated many of the tragedies Bond suffered so far. Thanks to the machinations of [[TheMole C/Max Denbigh]] and Oberhauser, Bond and MI6 are even put out of business briefly. Near the climax, Oberhauser even tried to break Bond again by having Madeleine Swann trapped in the old MI6 building that was rigged to explode, but Bond manages to save Swann in time.
6th Jan '17 5:03:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheHumanCentipede'' is an unusually literal use of the trope. Do I really need to spell it out?

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* ''TheHumanCentipede'' ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'' is an unusually literal use of the trope. Do I really need to spell it out?
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.]] ]]
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