History VillainousBreakdown / AnimeAndManga

21st Aug '16 6:31:57 PM TheTropper
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ulquiorra gets a brief one in his fight with Ichigo. [[spoiler:After his first release and curbstomping Ichigo, he loses his usual composure when despite seeing the difference between their powers Ichigo refuses to give up.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has many:
** Ulquiorra gets a brief one in his fight with Ichigo. [[spoiler:After his first release and curbstomping Ichigo, he loses his usual composure when despite seeing the difference between their powers powers, Ichigo refuses to give up.]]



** Zommari probably had the biggest one out of all the Espada, he comes off as being the most [[TheStoic composed]] of the group, going on long [[LargeHam tangents]] on how his opponent cannot beat him, believing his powers is enough to stop him from moving. When he attempts to have that man's sister to be killed, he gets tired of this game and simply casts a Kido to paralyze her. Zommari, more explict in the anime, immediately loses it and demands his target to move; immediately following a 360 attack by his enemy, causing him to use his full power while proclaiming loudly, even though it fails miserably. The Next chapter has him in MadnessMantra mode, going on a [[LargeHam speech]] about WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, ending with a clear VillainousBreakdown of him praising the BigBad as he dissolves.

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** Zommari probably had the biggest one out of all the Espada, he comes off as being the most [[TheStoic composed]] of the group, going on long [[LargeHam tangents]] on how his opponent cannot beat him, believing his powers is enough to stop him from moving. When he attempts to have that man's sister to be killed, he gets tired of this game and simply casts a Kido to paralyze her. Zommari, more explict in the anime, immediately loses it and demands his target to move; immediately following a 360 attack by his enemy, causing him to use his full power while proclaiming loudly, even though it fails miserably. The Next next chapter has him in MadnessMantra mode, going on a [[LargeHam speech]] about WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, ending with a clear VillainousBreakdown of him praising the BigBad Aizen as he dissolves.



** In chapter 477, Tsukishima, who's normally calm and composed, has a FreakOut moment following [[spoiler:Riruka shielding Ichigo and Rukia from his attack that was meant to kill them]]. He gets [[http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/477/15 this]] look on his face and screams at her to "MOVE!!!" In chapter 478, we see Tsukishima acting deeply upset over [[spoiler:Ginjou's death]] and having another FreakOut moment.

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** In chapter 477, Tsukishima, who's normally calm and composed, has a FreakOut moment following [[spoiler:Riruka shielding Ichigo and Rukia from his attack that was meant to kill them]]. He gets [[http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/477/15 this]] look on his face and screams at her to "MOVE!!!" In chapter 478, we see Tsukishima acting acts deeply upset over [[spoiler:Ginjou's death]] and having has another FreakOut moment.moment.
** Yhwach; [[spoiler:during his final fight with Ichigo, Yhwach starts to lose his calm composure, showing signs of stress and rage as he begins to experience unexpected events that he had not foreseen. This is emphasized when he realizes Haschwalth had disguised one of his future visions as a nightmare, ensuring that the one vision Yhwach did received was ignored as a dream. Having always trouble understanding Uryuu's abilities, he begins to scream when Uryuu's arrow temporarily disables his powers. As he realizes that all future paths are now closed to him and that he will die, his sanity breaks as he screams at Ichigo that Ichigo has condemned the world to forever experience death before Ichigo destroys him.]]
1st Aug '16 1:57:15 PM Willbyr
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* Gackto in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' starts to crack at the end of the first arc with [[spoiler:Sara's betrayal and Kaito's rejection]]. He gets better pretty quickly. Michel is less lucky, going through a series of {{Freak Out}}s and Villainous Breakdowns near the end of his arc that involve [[spoiler:killing his own servants, three for no reason, ''eating'' two of them and being appalled afterwards, being forced to possess an IllGirl, [[TomatoInTheMirror discovering he's a clone]] and, when he finally says "forget this" and [[HeelFaceTurn goes to join the good guys]], [[VillainOverride having his free will taken away]].]] Most of this is caused by the medication he's been given, which is slowly driving him insane.

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* Gackto in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' starts to crack at the end of the first arc with [[spoiler:Sara's betrayal and Kaito's rejection]]. He gets better pretty quickly. Michel is less lucky, going through a series of {{Freak Out}}s and Villainous Breakdowns near the end of his arc that involve [[spoiler:killing his own servants, three for no reason, ''eating'' two of them and being appalled afterwards, being forced to possess an IllGirl, [[TomatoInTheMirror discovering he's a clone]] and, when he finally says "forget this" and [[HeelFaceTurn goes to join the good guys]], [[VillainOverride having his free will taken away]].]] Most of this is caused by the medication he's been given, which is slowly driving him insane.



* Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' wavers between this and just being outright AxCrazy. In his first few appearances, he's merely sadistic. Once Van scarred his pretty face, he moved up to outright screaming psycho killer. Near the end, after Van killed his entire squad, he starts hallucinating and babbling and only snaps out of it long enough to slaughter a bunch of people.

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* Dilandau in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' wavers between this and just being outright AxCrazy. In his first few appearances, he's merely sadistic. Once Van scarred his pretty face, he moved up to outright screaming psycho killer. Near the end, after Van killed his entire squad, he starts hallucinating and babbling and only snaps out of it long enough to slaughter a bunch of people.
29th Jul '16 2:01:04 PM Willbyr
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* In ''TokyoMewMew'', Kish gets this when he realizes that the Mew Aqua doesn't actually make people stronger, just stores power. [[NotGoodWithRejection He gets even worse with every rejection courtesy of Ichigo]].

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* In ''TokyoMewMew'', ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', Kish gets this when he realizes that the Mew Aqua doesn't actually make people stronger, just stores power. [[NotGoodWithRejection He gets even worse with every rejection courtesy of Ichigo]].
11th Jun '16 4:30:19 PM glassbooks
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** Awaki Musujime has one when Kuroko gives her a breaking speech about exactly what is wrong with her as a person, and exactly why everything is ''her'' fault, not the fault of her powers or her circumstances. She goes so crazy for a moment that she collapses the entire building on Kuroko (who barely escapes alive thanks to Touma and Misaka showing up).

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** Awaki Musujime has one when Kuroko gives her a breaking speech about exactly what is wrong with her as a person, and exactly why everything is ''her'' fault, not the fault of her powers or her circumstances. She goes so crazy for a moment that she collapses the entire building on Kuroko (who barely escapes alive thanks to Touma and Misaka showing up). She practically [[OhCrap starts crying]] when she runs into [[CurbStompBattle Accelerator]] immediately after.
7th Jun '16 12:45:46 PM Willbyr
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* In the second-to-last episode of ''ShamanKing'', Hao gets a huge VillainousBreakdown when Yoh regains his soul and his consciousness to the joy of his friends and his fiencee Anna - leading Hao himself to lose his cool and get really mad as well as go AxCrazy, to Opacho's upset.

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* In the second-to-last episode of ''ShamanKing'', ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Hao gets a huge VillainousBreakdown when Yoh regains his soul and his consciousness to the joy of his friends and his fiencee Anna - leading Hao himself to lose his cool and get really mad as well as go AxCrazy, to Opacho's upset.



* ''Cyrus'' of all people has one of these in ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', [[spoiler:which leads to his HeelFaceTurn]].
* ''ShugoChara'': Nikaidou, [[spoiler:after capturing Su (And, previously, both of Amu's other Charas, although, by that time, they had been freed),]] seems to become more, and more unhinged, constantly ranting about his obssession with success and societal promotion, [[spoiler:although whether or not that was him trying to [[HeelFaceTurn (Thankfully, failingly.)]] "convince" him - self to not embrace his past Dreams is left un - clear.)]] and typing furiously upon his computer while once hitting his desk hard. [[spoiler: His only moments of knowingness come when Su speaks towards him, trying to convince him to let her out to clean his room and make him a new cup of coffee, rather than escape and, more noticeably, when she (Albeit inadvertently.) reminds him of his own Dreams.]] An odd case within the fact that only one protagonist [[spoiler:(Su, who is being held hostage.)]] ever gets to see most of it within action. And his face. Good God, [[NightmareFace his face.]] Also [[spoiler:becomes completely subverted during The Anime's finale/conclusion of the manga's third arc: Gozen breaks down, but it's not at all villanous: Goxen has been revealed to be Hikaru, the boy that Amu encountered [[CreepyChild (Within an, at times, ''very disturbing'' fashion.)]] before - hand, and he is crying through - out years of repressed sadness due towards his extraordinarily strict upbriging, which the return of his Heart's Egg towards him lets completely out, thus stopping his usual (albeit false) [[EmotionlessGirl extraordinarily unfeeling temperament.]]]]

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* ''Cyrus'' of all people has one of these in ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'', [[spoiler:which leads to his HeelFaceTurn]].
* ''ShugoChara'': ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Nikaidou, [[spoiler:after capturing Su (And, previously, both of Amu's other Charas, although, by that time, they had been freed),]] seems to become more, and more unhinged, constantly ranting about his obssession with success and societal promotion, [[spoiler:although whether or not that was him trying to [[HeelFaceTurn (Thankfully, failingly.)]] "convince" him - self to not embrace his past Dreams is left un - clear.)]] and typing furiously upon his computer while once hitting his desk hard. [[spoiler: His only moments of knowingness come when Su speaks towards him, trying to convince him to let her out to clean his room and make him a new cup of coffee, rather than escape and, more noticeably, when she (Albeit inadvertently.) reminds him of his own Dreams.]] An odd case within the fact that only one protagonist [[spoiler:(Su, who is being held hostage.)]] ever gets to see most of it within action. And his face. Good God, [[NightmareFace his face.]] Also [[spoiler:becomes completely subverted during The Anime's finale/conclusion of the manga's third arc: Gozen breaks down, but it's not at all villanous: Goxen has been revealed to be Hikaru, the boy that Amu encountered [[CreepyChild (Within an, at times, ''very disturbing'' fashion.)]] before - hand, and he is crying through - out years of repressed sadness due towards his extraordinarily strict upbriging, which the return of his Heart's Egg towards him lets completely out, thus stopping his usual (albeit false) [[EmotionlessGirl extraordinarily unfeeling temperament.]]]]
2nd Jun '16 10:26:45 AM Willbyr
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* {{Trigun}} [[spoiler:completely reversed this during the climactic showdown between Vash and Legato. There, ''Vash...'' the ''good guy'' was in a mad panic, while Legato... the ''bad guy'' was remaining calm and reserved.]]

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* {{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' [[spoiler:completely reversed this during the climactic showdown between Vash and Legato. There, ''Vash...'' the ''good guy'' was in a mad panic, while Legato... the ''bad guy'' was remaining calm and reserved.]]



* Somewhat similar to the {{Trigun}} example above, the ''protagonist'', Shinji Ikari, goes through one in ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]''. Normally, it would probably just fall under GoMadFromTheRevelation... except that [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Shinji's]] [[TraumaCongaLine misery]] leads him to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum take it out on]] [[KillEmAll the rest of humanity]].

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* Somewhat similar to the {{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' example above, the ''protagonist'', Shinji Ikari, goes through one in ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]''. Normally, it would probably just fall under GoMadFromTheRevelation... except that [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Shinji's]] [[TraumaCongaLine misery]] leads him to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum take it out on]] [[KillEmAll the rest of humanity]].



* ''SakuraGari'': Sakurako, Souma's {{Yandere}} sister, suffers a massive ([[TearJerker and heartbreaking]] one near the end. [[spoiler: S/he's actually a boy named Youya, desperately lonely and unstable, and s/he ends up commiting suicide when s/he thinks s/he's killed Souma.]] But not before... [[spoiler: after having locked Souma and Masataka away in a burning building, s/he stumbles in Lord Saiki's bedroom, whispering "Father... Sakurako has always wanted to see you...", then starting to chop up everything in sight with his/her trusty katana, crying and screaming "Why was I born? Why am I here? Why do I exist, Father, WHY?!" When s/he stops and realizes that Souma might be dead, s/he screams in horror, lets go of their WeaponOfChoice and then runs under the cherry trees...]] Few later, [[spoiler: we find him/her dead, his/her wrists slit open and their lifeless body inside the pool. And Souma bawls his eyes out with his/her lifeless body in his arms.]]

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* ''SakuraGari'': ''Manga/SakuraGari'': Sakurako, Souma's {{Yandere}} sister, suffers a massive ([[TearJerker and heartbreaking]] one near the end. [[spoiler: S/he's actually a boy named Youya, desperately lonely and unstable, and s/he ends up commiting suicide when s/he thinks s/he's killed Souma.]] But not before... [[spoiler: after having locked Souma and Masataka away in a burning building, s/he stumbles in Lord Saiki's bedroom, whispering "Father... Sakurako has always wanted to see you...", then starting to chop up everything in sight with his/her trusty katana, crying and screaming "Why was I born? Why am I here? Why do I exist, Father, WHY?!" When s/he stops and realizes that Souma might be dead, s/he screams in horror, lets go of their WeaponOfChoice and then runs under the cherry trees...]] Few later, [[spoiler: we find him/her dead, his/her wrists slit open and their lifeless body inside the pool. And Souma bawls his eyes out with his/her lifeless body in his arms.]]
31st May '16 2:05:55 PM dasuberkaiser
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*** ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' shows more of the fight from Accelerator's perspective, and he is having a prolonged FreakOut during his fight with Touma due to finally realizing [[HeelRealization what kind of a monster he is]] for killing the Misaka Sisters.



*** ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' shows more of the fight from Accelerator's perspective, and he is having a prolonged FreakOut during his fight with Touma due to finally realizing [[HeelRealization what kind of a monster he is]] for killing the Misaka Sisters.
27th May '16 8:59:44 AM Willbyr
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--> '''Keith''': NOBODY BEATS BANDIT KEITH! NOBODYYYYYYY!!!!
* Team Kenya leader Victor of ''{{Medabots}}'' tournament arc managed to pull of TheStoic to an admirable degree, never once shifting from his slightly angry looking frown for the whole season. He continues this throughout the whole of the final, calmly and ruthlessly sacrificing his teammates and outright destroying two of Team Japan's Medabots without once raising his voice... right up to the point where TheHero expresses his intention to keep fighting despite having lost weapons, mobility and all of his armour. Then Victor laughs. [[EvilLaugh Joker style]]. Along with his [[TheVoiceless previously silent Medabot]], who unleashes the hero's signature FinishingMove amid vitriolic ranting about the heroes [[IdiotHero abject]] [[SuicidalOverconfidence stupidity]] from the SlasherSmile sporting Victor. As one of the heroes notes, "Woah."

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--> ---> '''Keith''': NOBODY BEATS BANDIT KEITH! NOBODYYYYYYY!!!!
* Team Kenya leader Victor of ''{{Medabots}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' tournament arc managed to pull of TheStoic to an admirable degree, never once shifting from his slightly angry looking frown for the whole season. He continues this throughout the whole of the final, calmly and ruthlessly sacrificing his teammates and outright destroying two of Team Japan's Medabots without once raising his voice... right up to the point where TheHero expresses his intention to keep fighting despite having lost weapons, mobility and all of his armour. Then Victor laughs. [[EvilLaugh Joker style]]. Along with his [[TheVoiceless previously silent Medabot]], who unleashes the hero's signature FinishingMove amid vitriolic ranting about the heroes [[IdiotHero abject]] [[SuicidalOverconfidence stupidity]] from the SlasherSmile sporting Victor. As one of the heroes notes, "Woah."
20th Apr '16 7:39:18 AM Piando
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*** In ''Anime/DragonballZRevivalOfF'' Frieza goes through this ''three times'' and with each one he loses much more of his sanity and by the end he's left screaming in horror when he is defeated and sent back to hell.

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*** In ''Anime/DragonballZRevivalOfF'' ''Anime/DragonballZResurrectionF'' Frieza goes through this ''three times'' and with each one he loses much more of his sanity and by the end he's left screaming in horror when he is defeated and sent back to hell.
18th Jan '16 4:06:39 PM Willbyr
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* The Anti-Spirals (represented by their avatar the Anti-Spiral King) of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are archetypal inhumanly calm and dispassionate ScaryDogmaticAliens. Until the last episode. During the FinalBattle the Anti-Spirals unleash ''thousands of years'' worth of repressed emotion and [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]], ranting about the sacrifices they made to protect the universe and screaming that the protagonists are idiots who don't realize that their actions will lead to the end of everything.

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* The Anti-Spirals (represented by their avatar the Anti-Spiral King) of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are archetypal inhumanly calm and dispassionate ScaryDogmaticAliens. Until the last episode. During the FinalBattle the Anti-Spirals unleash ''thousands of years'' worth of repressed emotion and [[HotBlooded Hot Blood]], ranting about the sacrifices they made to protect the universe and screaming that the protagonists are idiots who don't realize that their actions will lead to the end of everything.



* In ''FruitsBasket'', [[spoiler:Akito Sohma]] has a rather fragile grip on reality and thus it takes little to shake [[spoiler:her]] up. A first breakdown comes [[spoiler:after Kureno is freed from the curse]], causing [[spoiler:her]] to go from a scared but mostly kind child to full-on possessive and clingy, beating and locking up the other Zodiac members to keep them from "leaving" too. A second one comes towards the end of the series, [[spoiler:after Momiji is freed]], panicking [[spoiler:her]] again to the point of nearly stabbing [[spoiler:his]] mother with a knife. This breakdown is only intensified when [[spoiler:Hiro is freed]] ''in the middle of the attack'', leading [[spoiler: Akito]] to [[spoiler:stab Kureno in the back and then go off in a delirious state to attack Tohru Honda, who she blames for everything]]. However, [[spoiler: Tohru manages to actually ''get'' to Akito and talks to her kindly... and after Tohru almost falls victim to DeathByFallingOver in the middle of their [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight confrontation]], Akito ''finally'' realizes what a fucked-up bitch she is and has a HeelFaceTurn.]].

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* In ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', [[spoiler:Akito Sohma]] has a rather fragile grip on reality and thus it takes little to shake [[spoiler:her]] up. A first breakdown comes [[spoiler:after Kureno is freed from the curse]], causing [[spoiler:her]] to go from a scared but mostly kind child to full-on possessive and clingy, beating and locking up the other Zodiac members to keep them from "leaving" too. A second one comes towards the end of the series, [[spoiler:after Momiji is freed]], panicking [[spoiler:her]] again to the point of nearly stabbing [[spoiler:his]] mother with a knife. This breakdown is only intensified when [[spoiler:Hiro is freed]] ''in the middle of the attack'', leading [[spoiler: Akito]] to [[spoiler:stab Kureno in the back and then go off in a delirious state to attack Tohru Honda, who she blames for everything]]. However, [[spoiler: Tohru manages to actually ''get'' to Akito and talks to her kindly... and after Tohru almost falls victim to DeathByFallingOver in the middle of their [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight confrontation]], Akito ''finally'' realizes what a fucked-up bitch she is and has a HeelFaceTurn.]].



* Anime/{{FLCL}} has a strange one [[WidgetSeries (Anyone surprised?)]] when Naota reveals that he's absorbed the powers of Atomsk... it's Haruko that snaps, who immediately grabs her weapon ([[InstrumentOfMurder read: guitar]]) and lunges at Naota, screaming "THAT POWER'S MINE!!!"

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* Anime/{{FLCL}} ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' has a strange one [[WidgetSeries (Anyone surprised?)]] when Naota reveals that he's absorbed the powers of Atomsk... it's Haruko that snaps, who immediately grabs her weapon ([[InstrumentOfMurder read: guitar]]) and lunges at Naota, screaming "THAT POWER'S MINE!!!"


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