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18th Feb '18 3:35:15 AM akanesarumara
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* Dionysus started out with this as his backstory. His mother, Semele, was advised by a disguised Hera to get actual proof that the man who fathered the child Semele carries in her womb is Zeus. So Semele tells Zeus to show himself in his full divine glory, which burns her alive. Zeus sews the fetus into his thigh so the child can finish developing enough to be born, then after his birth calls him Bacchus, meaning the noisy one. Zeus gives the baby to relatives of Semele, who raise the child as a girl to throw Hera's scent off. Three years later Hera finds them, drives the adults insane and makes them kill the son they had together, after which they kill themselves in sorrow and little Bacchus only survives because Zeus turned him into a goat at the last moment so Hera didn't notice him. Then the toddler is shunted to the Island of Nysa, earning a new name: Dionysus, the son of the god Zeus living at Nysa. He's raised by satyrs and nymphs, then one day walking with a friend he sees a new strange plant. His friend goes to get it for him and falls to his death, and Dionysus with his power over plants makes the plant bear fruit, creating the first grapes then inventing wine. trying to spread wine results in the first few kingdoms killing many of his followers including his nymph foster-mother, and almost Dionysus himself. After this, he changed his tone: he didn't politely ask to be allowed to show you wine and grapes. You either allow him to introduce it to your kingdom or he will kill you with vines or drive you insane. Your pick.
12th Feb '18 7:46:06 PM nombretomado
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** It's based on the opera ''Theatre/MadameButterfly''. [[WhatsOperaDoc So what did you expect in an opera, a happy ending]]?

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** It's based on the opera ''Theatre/MadameButterfly''. [[WhatsOperaDoc [[WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc So what did you expect in an opera, a happy ending]]?
27th Jan '18 3:54:59 AM EndBringer99
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'':
** Jay goes through this in Season 6: Skybound. It's bad enough for him Nya just wants to be friends with him, despite him literally seeing their future together, but Nadakhan tricks Jay into wishing he could give her whatever she wants. This resulted in him learning that Ed and Edna are not his true parents, and that his real father was the deceased Cliff Gordon aka Fritz Donnegan. He's overcome with shock and guilt, which becomes even worse when his friends find out and becomes the poor sucker to extract venom from the Tiger Widow. He's then captured by the Sky Pirates and perpetually tormented until he uses his last wish. Then in the season finale, he has to witness Nya dying in his arms, but fortunately every terrible thing that's happened to him is [[CosmicRetcon undone thanks to his final wish.]]
31st Dec '17 10:21:00 AM 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 [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]]' 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, Literature/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 [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]]' homeworld and their milleniary warrior Bjorn Fell-Handed teleporting aboard the ships to get everyone to stand down.
6th Dec '17 2:22:12 PM eroock
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The usual results of a TraumaCongaLine is as follows:

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The usual results of a TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Line is as follows:
6th Dec '17 2:21:30 PM eroock
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->''The rule for finding plots of character-centered novels...is to ask, "What's the worst thing that can possibly happen to ''this'' guy?" And then do it.''

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->''The ->''"The rule for finding plots of character-centered novels...is to ask, "What's the worst thing that can possibly happen to ''this'' guy?" And then do it.''"''
6th Dec '17 2:21:17 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold'''

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-->--'''Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold'''
-->-- '''Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold'''
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.
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