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9th Apr '17 1:46:58 PM infernape612
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', your party's M.O. is to break into the hearts of twisted individuals, steal their distorted desires, and cause them to have one of these. And, ''boy'', are they brutal; the first ArcVillain contemplates suicide during his confession, while the second breaks down into uncontrollable crying.



* [[spoiler: [[VillainProtagonist Walker]] ]] in ''SpecOpsTheLine'' undergoes one of these when he discovers [[spoiler: Konrad has been DeadAllAlong. What he thought was the real Konrad was an illusion, created by his mind in conflict with itself and acting as a sort of conscience. How Walker reacts to this development depends on the player; he can either [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], or "shoot" the illusion of Konrad and radio for a backup team to continue his original mission of evacuating Dubai. Once they arrive, he can attack them and [[SuicideByCop lose]], attack them and ''win'', or lay down his weapon and go home, a broken man.]]

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* [[spoiler: [[VillainProtagonist Walker]] ]] Walker]]]] in ''SpecOpsTheLine'' undergoes one of these when he discovers [[spoiler: Konrad has been DeadAllAlong. What he thought was the real Konrad was an illusion, created by his mind in conflict with itself and acting as a sort of conscience. How Walker reacts to this development depends on the player; he can either [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]], or "shoot" the illusion of Konrad and radio for a backup team to continue his original mission of evacuating Dubai. Once they arrive, he can attack them and [[SuicideByCop lose]], attack them and ''win'', or lay down his weapon and go home, a broken man.]]



* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'': The only way to stop Algalon the Observer from [[spoiler:pushing the ResetButton on the whole world]] is fighting him with such tenacity that he realizes there may be something more to these "imperfect" creatures that battle him, whereas his employers' perfect creations would've failed. As he does, he thinks of the endless worlds he ''actually'' [[spoiler:destroyed for the Titans to rebuild]], thinks over how much ''they'' would've loved life, perhaps as much as his opponents do, and surrenders from sheer guilt.

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* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': The only way to stop Algalon the Observer from [[spoiler:pushing the ResetButton on the whole world]] is fighting him with such tenacity that he realizes there may be something more to these "imperfect" creatures that battle him, whereas his employers' perfect creations would've failed. As he does, he thinks of the endless worlds he ''actually'' [[spoiler:destroyed for the Titans to rebuild]], thinks over how much ''they'' would've loved life, perhaps as much as his opponents do, and surrenders from sheer guilt.



''[[spoiler: [Flowey ran away.]]]''

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5th Apr '17 1:09:23 AM Nightmask
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* Happened to the Joker once when the Jim Corrigan version of the Spectre attempted to punish him only for him to end up in control of the Spectre. Corrigan's travels through Joker's mindscape finds the empty box where his Conscience would have been (as his mindscape is a decrepit funhouse) and plugs himself in briefly giving Joker his own extremely potent conscience resulting in Joker breaking down in tears and losing control as the enormous guilt of all his murders crushes him.
9th Mar '17 8:25:59 PM Exusia
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* [[spoiler:Castor]] of ''VideoGame/LastScenario'' undergoes one after failing to defeat Hilbert's party a second time, as it reminds him of how [[spoiler:he nearly died in Cromwell 14 years prior to the game's beginning]]. It only gets worse after [[spoiler:Helio's sacrifice]], which he also blames on his weakness.
8th Mar '17 3:26:56 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', upon his HeelRealization, [[spoiler:Nale]] drops his blade and falls to his knees, crying uncontrollably and stuck in a repeating loop of MyGodWhatHaveIDone. He would've probably stayed like this far longer if it wasn't for Lift giving him a CooldownHug.

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', upon ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Upon his HeelRealization, [[spoiler:Nale]] drops his blade and falls to his knees, crying uncontrollably and stuck in a repeating loop of MyGodWhatHaveIDone. He would've probably stayed like this far longer if it wasn't for Lift giving him a CooldownHug.
5th Mar '17 7:59:54 PM nombretomado
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* For a rare literal example (or at least lampshading,) in the Xbox 360 version of ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'', defeating M.O.D.O.K. results in a "Blue Screen of Death" achievement.

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* For a rare literal example (or at least lampshading,) in the Xbox 360 version of ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'', ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', defeating M.O.D.O.K. results in a "Blue Screen of Death" achievement.
15th Feb '17 4:59:08 AM Chabal2
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* Mecha-Freeza gets a ''literal'' one (we see his point of view, then a few seconds later a BSOD appears on the screen) after [[spoiler: Super Saiyan Trunks]] cuts him in half in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Episode 33. Justified in that he had various cybernetic attachments implanted into his body.
* Vegeta has one during his playthrough of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' in the ''LetsPlay/TwoSaiyansPlay'' series. While playing he [[EvilCannotComprehendGood is completely baffled by Toriel's selfless kindness]], and begins getting attached to her even as he [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas starts reflecting on how much he misses his own long dead mother]]. At the end of the playthrough, when he is forced to fight Toriel and kills her, he quits rather than play the game further, then can be heard breaking down and sobbing in the background before the video ends.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
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Mecha-Freeza gets a ''literal'' one (we see his point of view, then a few seconds later a BSOD appears on the screen) after [[spoiler: Super Saiyan Trunks]] cuts him in half in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' Episode 33. Justified in that he had various cybernetic attachments implanted into his body.
** Vegeta suffers one after Cell [[NiceJobBreakingItHero absorbs Android 18 thanks to Vegeta letting him go]] and getting entirely curbstomped (Piccolo and Tenshinhan, [[EvilVersusEvil confused at who they should be rooting for]], settle on being against Cell rather than for Vegeta).
* Vegeta (yes, him again) has one during his playthrough of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' in the ''LetsPlay/TwoSaiyansPlay'' series. While playing he [[EvilCannotComprehendGood is completely baffled by Toriel's selfless kindness]], and begins getting attached to her even as he [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas starts reflecting on how much he misses his own long dead long-dead mother]]. At the end of the playthrough, when he is forced to fight Toriel and kills her, he quits rather than play the game further, then can be heard breaking down and sobbing in the background before the video ends.
20th Jan '17 10:50:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* MemorySorrowAndThorn [[spoiler: have the Storm King suffer this as the climax of the last book.]]

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* MemorySorrowAndThorn ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' [[spoiler: have the Storm King suffer this as the climax of the last book.]]
14th Jan '17 1:18:35 PM GhostOfAGeek
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-->-- '''HammerFall''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mj6GRrYmgI "Last Man Standing"]]

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-->-- '''HammerFall''', '''Music/HammerFall''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mj6GRrYmgI "Last Man Standing"]]
8th Jan '17 5:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Comicbook/TrinityWar'', VandalSavage tries to open PandorasBox, a box that can only be opened by someone who is either [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purely good]] or [[PureIsNotGood purely evil]]. It turns out that even Vandal, who practically invented evil as a human concept, isn't evil enough to open the box. Instead, the box's power unleashes all of Vandal's deeply repressed guilt over his sins and leaves him a weeping broken man.

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* In ''Comicbook/TrinityWar'', VandalSavage ComicBook/VandalSavage tries to open PandorasBox, a box that can only be opened by someone who is either [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purely good]] or [[PureIsNotGood purely evil]]. It turns out that even Vandal, who practically invented evil as a human concept, isn't evil enough to open the box. Instead, the box's power unleashes all of Vandal's deeply repressed guilt over his sins and leaves him a weeping broken man.
3rd Jan '17 3:53:45 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', upon his HeelRealization, [[spoiler:Nale]] drops his blade and falls to his knees, crying uncontrollably and stuck in a repeating loop of MyGodWhatHaveIDone. He would've probably stayed like this far longer if it wasn't for Lift giving him a CooldownHug.
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