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* ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga:
** Rek from ''Literature/{{Legend}}'' suffers from explicitly named [[TheBerserker berserker rage]] in combat to a degree that even makes him immune to usually game-breaking PsychicPowers.
** Decado [[CloningBlues II]] has blacked out and killed everything in sight when put under severe stress.
11th Apr '16 11:56:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* A particularly extreme example of this is Icarium from Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. Icarium, normally a gentle and creative fellow verging on pacifism, has a tendency to go into a berserker mode that's downright genocidal when provoked, usually followed by an inability to remember what just happened. In milder cases, this means he wakes up confused among the gutted bodies of whatever ferocious pack of creatures just attacked him. In a few more extreme cases, he woke up among the shattered ruins and dead citizens of ''entire civilizations'', completely unaware of what had just transpired.

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* A particularly extreme example of this is Icarium from Steven Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen''.''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. Icarium, normally a gentle and creative fellow verging on pacifism, has a tendency to go into a berserker mode that's downright genocidal when provoked, usually followed by an inability to remember what just happened. In milder cases, this means he wakes up confused among the gutted bodies of whatever ferocious pack of creatures just attacked him. In a few more extreme cases, he woke up among the shattered ruins and dead citizens of ''entire civilizations'', completely unaware of what had just transpired.
9th Mar '16 2:15:12 PM mlsmithca
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12th Feb '16 8:47:18 AM Derkhan
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* A particularly extreme example of this is Icarium from Steven Erickson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. Icarium, normally a gentle and creative fellow verging on pacifism, has a tendency to go into a berserker mode that's downright genocidal when provoked, usually followed by an inability to remember what just happened. In milder cases, this means he wakes up confused among the gutted bodies of whatever ferocious pack of creatures just attacked him. In a few more extreme cases, he woke up among the shattered ruins and dead citizens of ''entire civilizations'', completely unaware of what had just transpired.

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* A particularly extreme example of this is Icarium from Steven Erickson's Erikson's ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. Icarium, normally a gentle and creative fellow verging on pacifism, has a tendency to go into a berserker mode that's downright genocidal when provoked, usually followed by an inability to remember what just happened. In milder cases, this means he wakes up confused among the gutted bodies of whatever ferocious pack of creatures just attacked him. In a few more extreme cases, he woke up among the shattered ruins and dead citizens of ''entire civilizations'', completely unaware of what had just transpired.
19th Jan '16 11:14:45 AM nombretomado
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* The Andorians in the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'':

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* The Andorians in the ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'':''Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch'':
20th Dec '15 4:17:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', we have several characters succumbing to Unstoppable Rage, most notably Fëanor and Túrin.

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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', we have several characters succumbing to Unstoppable Rage, most notably Fëanor and Túrin.
30th Sep '15 1:57:04 PM Anddrix
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-->"Sing goddess, of the wrath of Peleus' son, Achilles, that destructive wrath which brought countless woes upon the Achaeans, and sent forth to Hades many valiant souls of heroes..."

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-->"Sing -->"Sing, goddess, of the wrath of Peleus' son, Achilles, that destructive wrath which brought countless woes upon the Achaeans, and sent forth to Hades many valiant souls of heroes..."
** Similarly, [[WarriorPrince Agamemnon]]! Even the BigBad Hector was told by the King of the Gods, Zeus, to stay away!
--->"Up go, swift Iris, and declare this word unto Hector: So long as he shall see Agamemnon, shepherd of the host, raging amid the fore-most fighters, laying waste the ranks of men, so long let him hold back, and bid the rest of the host fight with the foe in the fierce conflict."
** Oh, and if you think he might feel a shred of mercy for enemies begging for their lives...not if they (or their father in this case) threatened to kill his younger brother, Menelaus. His reaction is a bit...[[DisproportionateRetribution extreme]].
--->"He spake, and thrust Peisander from his chariot to the ground, smiting him with his spear upon the breast, and backward was he hurled upon the earth. But Hippolochus leapt down, and him he slew upon the ground, and shearing off his arms with the sword, and striking off his head, sent him rolling, like a round stone, amid the throng.
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* Commander Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels has occasional moments of unstoppable rage, most notable when fighting the dwarfs in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', where "the Beast" that takes over at such moments is [[SuperpoweredEvilSide augmented by an evil psychic force]]. Being Samuel Vimes of the Night Watch, his sheer inner stubbornness to be a good guy and not let chaos and lawlessness win has created an inner Watchman in his psyche, to keep the Beast in check.
--> [[spoiler: "You misunderstand me. I am not here to keep the darkness out. I am here to keep it in." Yeah. He fought unstoppable rage--not 'someone under rage', the rage itself as it tried to use him--and ''stopped'' it.]]

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* Commander Vimes in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels has occasional moments of unstoppable rage, most notable notably when fighting the dwarfs in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', where "the Beast" that takes over at such moments is [[SuperpoweredEvilSide augmented by an evil psychic force]]. Being Samuel Vimes of the Night Watch, his sheer inner stubbornness to be a good guy and not let chaos and lawlessness win has created an inner Watchman in his psyche, to keep the Beast in check.
--> [[spoiler: "You -->[[spoiler:"You misunderstand me. I am not here to keep the darkness out. I am here to keep it in." Yeah. "[[note]]Yeah. He fought unstoppable rage--not 'someone "someone under rage', the rage", ''the rage itself itself'' as it tried to use him--and ''stopped'' it.]]it[[/note]]]].



* The badgers in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series are prone to a "bloodwrath," in which they become unstoppable berserkers who are blind to all but their target.

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* The badgers in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series are prone to a "bloodwrath," "bloodwrath", in which they become unstoppable berserkers who are blind to all but their target.



* Daine, of ''Literature/TheImmortals'': "I thought you were dead. I lost my temper." By way of an explanation for [[spoiler:having leveled the entire Imperial Palace with zombie dinosaur skeletons]] in book three.
* ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'': Tris does this in her book of the first quartet after [[spoiler:Aymery dies]]. She goes all-out on the pirate fleet and demolishes it--but [[DeconstructedTrope in the process kills not only many pirates, but their slaves]], and has BadDreams from then on.

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* Daine, of ''Literature/TheImmortals'': ''Literature/TheImmortals: "I thought you were dead. I lost my temper." By way of an explanation for [[spoiler:having leveled the entire Imperial Palace with zombie dinosaur skeletons]] in book three.
* ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'': Tris does this in her book of the first quartet after [[spoiler:Aymery dies]]. She goes all-out on the pirate fleet and demolishes it--but [[DeconstructedTrope in the process kills not only many pirates, but their slaves]], and has BadDreams from then on.
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** Hradani didn't start with the Rage - it was forced into their species by dark wizards serving the evil pantheon of that world. Even twelve hundred years later, you wouldn't want to face one of them - Hradani come in two sizes: large and ginormous. Bahzel falls in the ginormous category himself - he's nearly eight feet tall, weighs nearly four hundred fifty pounds, and he moves like a cat. And that's when he ''isn't'' using the Rage.
* ''DeepgateCodex'': Carnival is dangerous enough at the best of times, but when she gets sick of something [[spoiler:she goes into god mode, at which point not even the laws of physics can stop her single-handedly slaughtering ''half an army'' using a regular everyday ''handheld gardening fork''.]]
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] tends to cause a lot of property damage when he's pissed off, and has, at various points: killed an enormously more powerful wizard, Justin [=DuMorne=]; redirected a lightning bolt at a demon that was chasing him; thrown a werewolf all the way through two buildings; burned down a building containing hundreds of vampires because they grabbed his girlfriend; brought out all the ghosts under the building at once, collapsing it; killed several incredibly powerful demon-possessed psychos; shredded a mob of vampires with an antipersonnel mine; blasted a huge torrent of fire straight into the middle of the Winter Court of the Sidhe... Well, you get the idea.
** And all that pales in comparison to [[PersonOfMassDestruction "Blackstaff" McCoy]], [[spoiler:who in a fit of rage over a threat to someone he cares about yanks a old Soviet satellite out of orbit and drops it on a vampire nobleman's estate just to make a point. Or later, when defending his family and friends simply rips the life out of dozens of people. No fire, no explosions, he just points at them and they die.]]

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** Hradani didn't start with the Rage - it Rage--it was forced into their species by dark wizards serving the evil pantheon of that world. Even twelve hundred years later, you wouldn't want to face one of them - Hradani them--Hradani come in two sizes: large and ginormous. Bahzel falls in the ginormous category himself - he's himself--he's nearly eight feet tall, weighs nearly four hundred and fifty pounds, and he moves like a cat. And that's when he ''isn't'' using the Rage.
* ''DeepgateCodex'': Carnival is dangerous enough at the best of times, but when she gets sick of something [[spoiler:she goes into god mode, at which point not even the laws of physics can stop her single-handedly slaughtering ''half an army'' using a regular everyday ''handheld gardening fork''.]]
fork'']].
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden]] Dresden tends to [[DestructiveSavior cause a lot of property damage when he's pissed off, off]], and has, at various points: killed an enormously more powerful enormously-more-powerful wizard, Justin [=DuMorne=]; redirected a lightning bolt at a demon that was chasing him; thrown a werewolf all the way through two buildings; burned down a building containing hundreds of vampires because they grabbed his girlfriend; brought out all the ghosts under the building at once, collapsing it; killed several incredibly powerful demon-possessed psychos; shredded a mob of vampires with an antipersonnel mine; blasted a huge torrent of fire straight into the middle of the Winter Court of the Sidhe... Well, Sidhe...well, you get the idea.
** And all that pales in comparison to [[PersonOfMassDestruction "Blackstaff" Ebenezar McCoy]], [[spoiler:who in a fit of rage over a threat to someone he cares about about, [[ColonyDrop yanks a old Soviet satellite out of orbit and drops it on a vampire nobleman's estate estate]] just to make a point. Or later, when defending his family and friends simply rips the life out of dozens of people. No fire, no explosions, he just points at them and they die.]]die]].



* In ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', Saint Dane has a habit of confronting Bobby in order to smack him around for the hell of it. For the most part, though, he's just egging Bobby on as part of his MindScrew technique. This changes in ''Rivers of Zadaa'' when Bobby - in the midst of being smacked around - stands up to Saint Dane and claims that the villain is [[BerserkButton getting desperate because he is losing the overall war]]. Saint Dane [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown utterly snaps]] and proceeds to ''beat the living shit'' out of Bobby, to the point where Bobby spends a month in a hospital before he can ''walk'' again.

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* In ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', Saint Dane has a habit of confronting Bobby in order to smack him around for the hell of it. For the most part, though, he's just egging Bobby on as part of his MindScrew technique. This changes in ''Rivers of Zadaa'' when Bobby - in the midst of being smacked around - stands around--stands up to Saint Dane and claims that the villain is [[BerserkButton getting desperate because he is losing the overall war]]. Saint Dane [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown utterly snaps]] and proceeds to ''beat the living shit'' out of Bobby, to the point where Bobby spends a month in a hospital before he can ''walk'' again.



* Mrs. Weasley shows a bit of this in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' with her famous line "NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!" followed by the death of a certain loyal female Death Eater. That proves never to mess with one of Mrs. Weasley's children. (This includes Harry, who earlier in the series she outright declared was her own son in all but blood.)

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* Mrs. Weasley shows a bit of this in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' with her famous line "NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU BITCH!" followed by the death of a certain loyal female Death Eater. That proves never to mess with one of [[MamaBear Mrs. Weasley's Weasley]]'s children. (This includes Harry, who earlier in the series she outright declared was her own son in all but blood.)



** For the villains' side, if you bring Voldemort bad news... [[ShootTheMessenger he'll flip out and indiscriminately kill ANYONE who happens to just be hanging around.]]
** Harry himself shows traits of this. Despite being a fairly decent person, he too has moments where he looses control of his temper. [[spoiler: One good example would be after Bellatrix murders Sirius, where Harry briefly uses the Cruciatus curse to bring her down.]]
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", a MagicalEye attack by a sorcerously-summoned demon arouses this in Conan.
-->''But the horror that paralyzed and destroyed Ascalante roused in the Cimmerian a frenzied fury akin to madness.''
* Touchstone in the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series. In the first book, Sabriel is shot with an arrow and he runs very, very fast. Later a NoodleIncident is mentioned in which a fake ambassador (a 2 metres tall barbarian) tries to kill Sabriel with a toasting fork; Touchstone grabs him and throws him down the table while roaring with rage. He then tries to throw the throne after him.

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** For the villains' side, if you bring Voldemort bad news... [[ShootTheMessenger he'll flip out and indiscriminately kill ANYONE who happens to just be hanging around.]]
around]].
** Harry himself shows traits of this. Despite being a fairly decent person, he too has moments where he looses control of his temper. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One good example would be after Bellatrix murders Sirius, where Harry briefly uses the Cruciatus curse Curse to bring her down.]]
down]].
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", a MagicalEye attack by a sorcerously-summoned demon arouses this in Conan.
-->''But -->"But the horror that paralyzed and destroyed Ascalante roused in the Cimmerian a frenzied fury akin to madness.''
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* Touchstone in the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series. In the first book, Sabriel is shot with an arrow and he runs very, very fast. Later Later, a NoodleIncident is mentioned in which a fake ambassador (a 2 metres tall 2-meter-tall barbarian) tries tried to kill Sabriel with a toasting fork; Touchstone grabs grabbed him and throws threw him down the table while roaring with rage. He then tries tried to throw the throne after him.



* Visser Three in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' had one of these several times a book practically.
--> YouHaveFailedMe!!! ''(body parts begin flying off)''

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* Visser Three in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' had one of these several times a book practically.
--> YouHaveFailedMe!!! ''(body
book.
-->"YouHaveFailedMe!!!" ''[body
parts begin flying off)''off]''



--> "Then without taking counsel or waiting for the approach of the men of the City, he spurred headlong back to the front of the great host, and blew a horn, and cried aloud for the onset. Over the field rang his clear voice calling: 'Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world's ending!' And with that the host began to move. But the Rohirrim sang no more. ''Death'' they cried with one voice loud and terrible, and gathering speed like a great tide their battle swept about their fallen king and passed, roaring away southwards."

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--> "Then -->"Then, without taking counsel or waiting for the approach of the men of the City, he spurred headlong back to the front of the great host, and blew a horn, and cried aloud for the onset. Over the field rang his clear voice calling: 'Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world's ending!' And with that the host began to move. But the Rohirrim sang no more. ''Death'' [='=]''Death,''[='=] they cried with one voice loud and terrible, and and, gathering speed like a great tide tide, their battle swept about their fallen king and passed, roaring away southwards."



* In ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', John Wesley Weasel goes on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampage]] when [[spoiler: his friend the Wee Widow Mouse]] is killed by a Basilisk, killing hundreds of them even after heavy injuries and [[OneManArmy single-handedly turning the battle around in favor of the good guys]].
* Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles [[spoiler: Essentially Gregor and Ripread's powers]]

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* In ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', John Wesley Weasel goes on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rampage]] when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his friend the Wee Widow Mouse]] is killed by a Basilisk, killing hundreds of them even after heavy injuries and [[OneManArmy single-handedly turning the battle around in favor of the good guys]].
* Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles [[spoiler: Essentially Gregor and Ripread's powers]]Ripred from ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'', as a result of being [[spoiler:[[TheBerserker ragers]]]].
* Swedish writer Simona Ahrnstedt gives us many horrible scenes in her debut novel ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'', but the following is among the worst: You would think that after he had [[spoiler:raped his (much younger) bride at their wedding night]], the heinous villain Rosenschiöld would at least not be able to stoop any lower. But he obviously still had the nerve to go into a rage when he found out that his bride wasn't a virgin. Let's just say that poor Beatrice was lucky to survive that wedding night. And yeah, Rosenschiöld also [[spoiler:kept taking out his anger on innocent prostitutes until he suddenly got ill and died at the brothel a couple of days afterwards]].
* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', whenever Braga's worse side takes better of her, she falls into this, ruining everything around her within minutes.
4th Jul '15 2:42:21 PM nombretomado
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* The rogue drow fighter/ranger [[TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt do'Urden]] from Salvatore's ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' D&D novels is prone to falling into berserk rages when his self-defense reflex is triggered. Drizzt dubbed this mental state "the Hunter", as he becomes a merciless and calculating killing machine and virtually unstoppable.

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* The rogue drow fighter/ranger [[TheLegendOfDrizzt [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt do'Urden]] from Salvatore's ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' D&D novels is prone to falling into berserk rages when his self-defense reflex is triggered. Drizzt dubbed this mental state "the Hunter", as he becomes a merciless and calculating killing machine and virtually unstoppable.
13th Jan '15 1:38:31 PM Sheora
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* This trope is an inherited characteristic of the Viking-descended Barnikel lineage in EdwardRutherfurd's multi-generation historical novels. Do ''not'' anger a member of this family, whether it's by threatening to expose their role in LaResistance or abusing a puppy in front of a fifteen-year-old Barnikel boy.

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* This trope is an inherited characteristic of the Viking-descended Barnikel lineage in EdwardRutherfurd's Creator/EdwardRutherfurd's multi-generation historical novels. Do ''not'' anger a member of this family, whether it's by threatening to expose their role in LaResistance or abusing a puppy in front of a fifteen-year-old Barnikel boy.
4th May '14 8:12:42 PM eowynjedi
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* Daine, of ''[[TortallUniverse The Immortals]]'': "I thought you were dead. I lost my temper." By way of an explanation for [[spoiler:having leveled the entire Imperial Palace with zombie dinosaur skeletons]] in book three.
** Most of Creator/TamoraPierce's protagonists get at least one of these moments.

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* Daine, of ''[[TortallUniverse The Immortals]]'': ''Literature/TheImmortals'': "I thought you were dead. I lost my temper." By way of an explanation for [[spoiler:having leveled the entire Imperial Palace with zombie dinosaur skeletons]] in book three.
** Most * ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'': Tris does this in her book of Creator/TamoraPierce's protagonists get at least one of these moments.the first quartet after [[spoiler:Aymery dies]]. She goes all-out on the pirate fleet and demolishes it--but [[DeconstructedTrope in the process kills not only many pirates, but their slaves]], and has BadDreams from then on.
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