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25th Aug '16 12:21:58 AM AwesomeBlackGuy
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* When Alfred Alfer looks in the mirror in part 3 of ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'' and realizes that [[spoiler:he and Pickles are the same person]].
8th Jul '16 1:44:44 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/{{Embalming}}: The Another Tale of Frankenstein'', by the guy who did ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and ''BusouRenkin''. Four of the major characters in the series at large are {{Frankensteins Monster}}s. Two don't remember their human lives, and one of them doesn't even remember his original identity, but neither of them seem to care. Two do remember, but one was already unhinged before gaining freakish strength and revels in his new body. The fourth guy is the only one with What Have I Become, and is determined to kill all Frankensteins -- yet other than that, he might be the ''nicest'' of the four.

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* ''Manga/{{Embalming}}: The Another Tale of Frankenstein'', by the guy who did ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and ''BusouRenkin''.''Manga/BusouRenkin''. Four of the major characters in the series at large are {{Frankensteins Monster}}s. Two don't remember their human lives, and one of them doesn't even remember his original identity, but neither of them seem to care. Two do remember, but one was already unhinged before gaining freakish strength and revels in his new body. The fourth guy is the only one with What Have I Become, and is determined to kill all Frankensteins -- yet other than that, he might be the ''nicest'' of the four.



* [[spoiler:Hakuoro]] from ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' goes through this [[spoiler:upon learning that he is some sort of God-like beast and not a human]]

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* [[spoiler:Hakuoro]] from ''{{Utawarerumono}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' goes through this [[spoiler:upon learning that he is some sort of God-like beast and not a human]]
6th Jul '16 7:30:05 AM OlmoJV
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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', months after the events of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', Taran has [[FlashbackNightmare dreamed about]] [[TheDreaded the]] [[EvilOverlord Horned]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent King's]] [[KarmicDeath death]] nearly every night. Because of that, he has come to realize that while stopping him, the lich had been robbed off of everything he had given ''any'' value to in his life. Taran can't help his feelings of [[SympathyForTheDevil guilt]] and fear of what sort of an end he would meet.

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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', months after the events of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', Taran has [[FlashbackNightmare dreamed about]] [[TheDreaded the]] [[EvilOverlord Horned]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent King's]] dreamed]] about the Horned King's [[KarmicDeath death]] nearly every night. Because of that, he has come to realize that while stopping him, upon being stopped, the lich had been robbed off of everything he had given ''any'' value to in his life. Taran can't help his feelings of [[SympathyForTheDevil guilt]] and fear of what sort of an end he would meet.
5th May '16 4:34:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Louis from ''InterviewWithAVampire'' goes through this after Lestat turns him. {{Wangst}} City. He's is composed of this trope and distilled Wangst.

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* Louis from ''InterviewWithAVampire'' ''Literature/InterviewWithAVampire'' goes through this after Lestat turns him. {{Wangst}} City. He's is composed of this trope and distilled Wangst.



* Michael doesn't take it well in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' when he [[spoiler:develops magic]], something no inteligent human is suposed to have. His initial reaction to the discovery is quickly cast aside horror-he's in a burning building after all-but once the discovery has time to sink in he spends a few moments contemplating death over living the rest of his life as some [[CursedWithAwesome horrid freak.]]

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* Michael doesn't take it well in the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' when he [[spoiler:develops magic]], something no inteligent human is suposed to have. His initial reaction to the discovery is quickly cast aside horror-he's in a burning building after all-but once the discovery has time to sink in he spends a few moments contemplating death over living the rest of his life as some [[CursedWithAwesome horrid freak.]]
30th Apr '16 1:32:11 PM Orbiting
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* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Nonverbal, but Lewis' reaction to waking up in a coffin after his death and discovering that he's now a pretty terrifying ghost is pretty clearly shown as a mixture of horror and sadness.



-->'''Patrick''': Huh? (with glee) A Knock Knock Joke! Who's there?

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-->'''Patrick''': Huh? (with glee) ''[with glee]'' A Knock Knock Joke! Who's there?



-->'''Patrick and Mirror:''': (confused) I don't get it.

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-->'''Patrick and Mirror:''': (confused) ''[confused]'' I don't get it.



-->'''Patrick and Mirror''': (screams) What have I become?!

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-->'''Patrick and Mirror''': (screams) ''[screams]'' What have I become?!
5th Apr '16 1:15:04 PM WillBGood
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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to [[HospitalHottie hot nurse Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)

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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to [[HospitalHottie hot nurse nurse]] Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)
26th Mar '16 11:29:51 AM darksoul4242
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* In ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow Kings Quest VI']]', the Lord of the Dead is reminded by Alexander of how he came from a human life to an eternally damned existence.And this fazes him just enough to make him shed a single tear.Which is still good, considering he grants Alexander his wish to resurrect Cassima's parents.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow Kings Quest VI']]', the Lord of the Dead is reminded by Alexander of how he came from a human life to an eternally damned existence.And this fazes him just enough to make him shed a single tear. Which is still good, considering he grants Alexander his wish to resurrect Cassima's parents.
23rd Mar '16 10:58:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to HotNurse Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)

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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to HotNurse [[HospitalHottie hot nurse Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)
23rd Mar '16 10:57:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to HotNurse Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)
25th Jan '16 12:26:05 AM darksoul4242
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has an unspoken version of this trope, in the form of a 'necessary' PyrrhicVictory for Rena: yes, her loved ones would have all died for real if she just gave up, but by the time she finds a way to save them that is sub par but acceptable for a little girl, [[spoiler:the victory is so bitter that even though she won, she can't help but witness all the suffering that still goes on. To keep trying to find a way to make everything perfect, she has to resort to murder herself. OF HER MOTHER]]. No matter how happy she is from defying fate, she can no longer experience that happiness as an innocent child. The anime is MUCH more merciful with a perfect ending after all the hard work she did, but the stinger reveals that in one alternate timeline Rena [[spoiler: convinced the BigBad as a child to make a suicidal choice, not realizing what she had just chosen. It's unknown whether the final scene is her being happy that her parents are still alive or her being obliviously a ghost]], but convincing a little girl to be suicidal is NOT a sane act. And then Rena smiles regardless.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has an unspoken version of this trope, in the form of a 'necessary' PyrrhicVictory for Rena: Rika: yes, her loved ones would have all died for real if she just gave up, but by the time she finds a way to save them that is sub par but acceptable for a little girl, [[spoiler:the victory is so bitter that even though she won, she can't help but witness all the suffering that still goes on. To keep trying to find a way to make everything perfect, she has to resort to murder herself. OF HER MOTHER]]. No matter how happy she is from defying fate, she can no longer experience that happiness as an innocent child. The anime is MUCH more merciful with a perfect ending after all the hard work she did, but the stinger reveals that in one alternate timeline Rena Rika [[spoiler: convinced the BigBad as a child to make a suicidal choice, not realizing what she had just chosen. It's unknown whether the final scene is her being happy that her parents are still alive or her being obliviously a ghost]], but convincing a little girl to be suicidal is NOT a sane act. And then Rena Rika smiles regardless.
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