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29th Apr '16 11:31:11 AM Robinton
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', most psykers end up being consumed by the Astronomican or the Golden Throne as a sacrifice. Of course, if you're not put in that, you may [[YourHeadASplode have your head explode]], of turn to chaos, or be possessed by a chaos daemon...

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', most psykers end up being consumed by the Astronomican or the Golden Throne as a sacrifice. Of course, if you're not put in that, you may [[YourHeadASplode have your head explode]], of or turn to chaos, or be possessed by a chaos daemon...
9th Mar '16 9:51:14 AM Hossmeister
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* ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' features two sisters who can see the future. One sees only good things, but is constantly glum because she's no longer surprised or happy when the prediction actually happens. The other sees only bad things, but is [[StepfordSmiler constantly cheery]] because any moment she's not around misery seems good in comparison.

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* ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' features two sisters who can see the future. One sees only good things, but is constantly glum because she's no longer surprised or happy when the prediction actually happens. The other sees only bad things, but is [[StepfordSmiler constantly cheery]] because any moment she's not around misery seems good in comparison.
23rd Nov '15 1:14:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Imagine there was a door to the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace realm of Daemons]], and the slightest inattention on your behalf would see them batter it down and rip you to shreds. Now imagine that door is [[YourHeadASplode inside your head]]. That is what being a Psyker is like."''

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->''"Imagine there was a door to the [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace realm of Daemons]], Daemons, and the slightest inattention on your behalf would see them batter it down and rip you to shreds. Now imagine that door is [[YourHeadASplode inside your head]].head. That is what being a Psyker is like."''
22nd Nov '15 6:21:33 PM nombretomado
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* Stygian in the WhateleyUniverse was so depressed that only the attention of two dedicated spirits to get him out of bed and eating. [[spoiler: He also gets forgiven for his role in the Sim sabotage which he took part in only so he would get killed.]]
* The "demon seed" mediums in ''TheSalvationWar'' often went insane from the constant torment from demons taunting them and showing them Hell. Most of the sane ones kept their powers secret, since nobody will want to hear "your relatives are burning in a river of lava for all eternity, and so will you." However, humans find ways to block out the messages, and uses them to open portals to invade Hell.

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* Stygian in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse was so depressed that only the attention of two dedicated spirits to get him out of bed and eating. [[spoiler: He also gets forgiven for his role in the Sim sabotage which he took part in only so he would get killed.]]
* The "demon seed" mediums in ''TheSalvationWar'' ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' often went insane from the constant torment from demons taunting them and showing them Hell. Most of the sane ones kept their powers secret, since nobody will want to hear "your relatives are burning in a river of lava for all eternity, and so will you." However, humans find ways to block out the messages, and uses them to open portals to invade Hell.
5th Nov '15 10:39:04 AM Willbyr
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* Mao from ''CodeGeass'' fits this trope perfectly. Out of all the Geass users in the series, he is undeniably the most damaged and miserable; his mind-reading power puts him in so much pain that [[BrokenBase fans are actually divided]] over whether to loathe him completely for his [[MoralEventHorizon cruel treatment of the heroes]] or [[TragicMonster feel sorry for him]].

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* Mao from ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fits this trope perfectly. Out of all the Geass users in the series, he is undeniably the most damaged and miserable; his mind-reading power puts him in so much pain that [[BrokenBase fans are actually divided]] over whether to loathe him completely for his [[MoralEventHorizon cruel treatment of the heroes]] or [[TragicMonster feel sorry for him]].



* In ''ChronoCrusade'', Joshua Christopher is [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity driven insane]] by being [[HearingVoices unable to stop reading the minds of those around him]].

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* In ''ChronoCrusade'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Joshua Christopher is [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity driven insane]] by being [[HearingVoices unable to stop reading the minds of those around him]].



* ''{{xxxHolic}}'' revolves around Watanuki, one of the few people able to see the the myriad of supernatural phenomena that exist in the universe. Unfortunately, said supernatural phenomena are also powerfully attracted to him. Having to constantly fend of creatures that other people can't even see has not had a good impact on his life.

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* ''{{xxxHolic}}'' ''Manga/XxxHolic'' revolves around Watanuki, one of the few people able to see the the myriad of supernatural phenomena that exist in the universe. Unfortunately, said supernatural phenomena are also powerfully attracted to him. Having to constantly fend of creatures that other people can't even see has not had a good impact on his life.



* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': ComicBook/JeanGrey couldn't control her telepathic powers when she was a child, causing her to develop mental problems. Xavier put blocks on her mind designed to let her grow into her powers gradually. Originally the Phoenix wasn't a cosmic entity, but her full potential, unleashed before she was ready for it by extreme duress. Even ''before'' Jason Wyngarde attempted MoreThanMindControl and found out he really, really shouldn't have, Jean had to constantly fight against WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and was more anti-heroish.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': ''ComicBook/XMen'': ComicBook/JeanGrey couldn't control her telepathic powers when she was a child, causing her to develop mental problems. Xavier put blocks on her mind designed to let her grow into her powers gradually. Originally the Phoenix wasn't a cosmic entity, but her full potential, unleashed before she was ready for it by extreme duress. Even ''before'' Jason Wyngarde attempted MoreThanMindControl and found out he really, really shouldn't have, Jean had to constantly fight against WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and was more anti-heroish.
26th Aug '15 7:13:56 AM TrustBen
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* ''Series/{{Millennium}}[='=]s Frank Black, whose abilities as TheProfiler edge into PsychicPowers territory, is often morose. He'd be more so without his family, and goes into HeroicBSOD (again) after [[spoiler: he's widowed]].

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* ''Series/{{Millennium}}[='=]s ''Series/{{Millennium}}''[='=]s Frank Black, whose abilities as TheProfiler edge into PsychicPowers territory, is often morose. He'd be more so without his family, and goes into HeroicBSOD (again) after [[spoiler: he's widowed]].
26th Aug '15 7:13:21 AM TrustBen
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* ''Series/{{Millennium}}[='=]s Frank Black, whose abilities as TheProfiler edge into PsychicPowers territory, is often morose. He'd be more so without his family, and goes into HeroicBSOD (again) after [[spoiler: he's widowed]].
24th Aug '15 2:00:38 PM Austin
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Jean Grey couldn't control her telepathic powers when she was a child, causing her to develop mental problems. Xavier put blocks on her mind designed to let her grow into her powers gradually. Originally the Phoenix wasn't a cosmic entity, but her full potential, unleashed before she was ready for it by extreme duress. Even ''before'' Jason Wyngarde attempted MoreThanMindControl and found out he really, really shouldn't have, Jean had to constantly fight against WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and was more anti-heroish.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Jean Grey ComicBook/JeanGrey couldn't control her telepathic powers when she was a child, causing her to develop mental problems. Xavier put blocks on her mind designed to let her grow into her powers gradually. Originally the Phoenix wasn't a cosmic entity, but her full potential, unleashed before she was ready for it by extreme duress. Even ''before'' Jason Wyngarde attempted MoreThanMindControl and found out he really, really shouldn't have, Jean had to constantly fight against WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity and was more anti-heroish.
22nd May '15 3:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Homestuck}}'' gives us Sollux, who can hear the wails of the imminently deceased (which presumably has something to do with his generally pessimistic personality; he gets a lot happier after he is blinded and can't hear them anymore) and Aranea, who remarks that her empathic abilities allowed her to feel everything the other characters felt about her, good or bad, which left her feeling isolated and quite lonely.

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* ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' gives us Sollux, who can hear the wails of the imminently deceased (which presumably has something to do with his generally pessimistic personality; he gets a lot happier after he is blinded and can't hear them anymore) and Aranea, who remarks that her empathic abilities allowed her to feel everything the other characters felt about her, good or bad, which left her feeling isolated and quite lonely.
5th May '15 4:42:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] from GreekMythology, though not at first. The curse was separate from the prophesy part- she got prophesy as a blessing from Apollo, then pissed him off, so he added on a curse that she'd never be believed.

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* [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] from GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, though not at first. The curse was separate from the prophesy part- she got prophesy as a blessing from Apollo, then pissed him off, so he added on a curse that she'd never be believed.
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