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6th Jun '17 5:45:26 PM Prometheus117
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** The realization that he is alone, his underlings are defeated, and everyone else in the guild are risking their lives to stop him completely shatters Laxus' composure. Unfortunately, instead of collapsing, he goes into UnstoppableRage. He has a second one when his [[HolyHandGrenade Fairy Law]] spell fails to hit ''anyone'' in the city and he realizes that despite [[SocialDarwnist all his talk of wanting to root out the weakness of the guild and make it stronger]], deep down he never wanted to kill anyone. This just sends him ''even further'' into UnstoppableRage and nearly causes him to kill Natsu for real, only to just barely be defeated.

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** The realization that he is alone, his underlings are defeated, and everyone else in the guild are risking their lives to stop him completely shatters Laxus' composure. Unfortunately, instead of collapsing, he goes into UnstoppableRage. He has a second one when his [[HolyHandGrenade Fairy Law]] spell fails to hit ''anyone'' in the city and he realizes that despite [[SocialDarwnist [[SocialDarwinist all his talk of wanting to root out the weakness of the guild and make it stronger]], deep down he never wanted to kill anyone. This just sends him ''even further'' into UnstoppableRage and nearly causes him to kill Natsu for real, only to just barely be defeated.
6th Jun '17 5:26:02 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/FairyTail''
** [[spoiler:The realization that he is alone, his underlings are defeated, and everyone else in the guild are risking their lives to stop him completely shatters Laxus' composure. Unfortunately, instead of collapsing, he goes into UnstoppableRage.]]
** The Oración Seis seems pretty prone to this. Both Racer [[spoiler:when Lyon figured his powers out]] and Angel [[spoiler:when Gemini disobeyed her in favor of Lucy's kindheartedness towards celestial spirits]] have broken so far. [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7253-12/fairy-tail/chapter-138.html Brain has a pretty good one here too]], with eyes bulging out and everything.
** [[spoiler:Edolas!Erza when she's screaming about how Edolas will suffer without magic. Like Laxus, she also goes into UnstoppableRage, not that it helps.]]
** After his defeat, [[spoiler:Faust]] becomes completely horrified when he sees [[http://i55.tinypic.com/5yfc3t.jpg images of Igneel, Grandeeney, and a hungry-looking Metallicana]] staring down at him. His [[http://i51.tinypic.com/161yexs.jpg face completely breaks down]], and eyes bulge out, before fainting from sheer shock.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail''
''Manga/FairyTail'' has this happen quite a lot. Exactly ''how'' they deal with this varies.
** [[spoiler:The Jellal, in the Tower of Heaven arc, maintains a calm demeanor even in the face of a furious Erza's insults and attacks. He keeps this attitude while fighting Natsu... until [[DestructiveSavior he]] starts destroying the Tower, sending Jellal into a rage. He wants to kill Natsu so badly at this point that even when Erza, who he needs alive for his plans, gets in the way to stop him, he fires off a deadly attack with little hesitation. When the attack [[HeroicSacrifice kills Simon]], he laughs maniacally and calls the action pointless because he ''still'' wants to kill Natsu and Erza. When Natsu gains the upper hand in [[SuperMode Dragon Force]], he engages a MotiveRant, his speech becoming progressively more unhinged, and he finally prepares an attack that will ''destroy the tower'' (which is what pissed him off in the first place), convincing himself that he can rebuild it even though he'd thrown away all his unwitting slaves by this point.
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realization that he is alone, his underlings are defeated, and everyone else in the guild are risking their lives to stop him completely shatters Laxus' composure. Unfortunately, instead of collapsing, he goes into UnstoppableRage.]]
He has a second one when his [[HolyHandGrenade Fairy Law]] spell fails to hit ''anyone'' in the city and he realizes that despite [[SocialDarwnist all his talk of wanting to root out the weakness of the guild and make it stronger]], deep down he never wanted to kill anyone. This just sends him ''even further'' into UnstoppableRage and nearly causes him to kill Natsu for real, only to just barely be defeated.
** The Oración Seis seems pretty prone to this. Both Racer [[spoiler:when Lyon figured his powers out]] and out]], Angel [[spoiler:when Gemini disobeyed her in favor of Lucy's kindheartedness towards celestial spirits]] have broken so far.spirits]], Cobra [[spoiler:when Natsu managed to knock him down and then [[EtTuBrute Brain shoot him in the back]] for the crime of ''not winning decisively enough'']], and Midnight [[spoiler:when Erza figured his powers out]] all suffer various amounts of anger and disbelief [[spoiler:which leads each of them to try and [[TakingYouWithMe kill their opponents before going down themselves]]]]. [[http://www.mangareader.net/135-7253-12/fairy-tail/chapter-138.html Brain has a pretty good one here too]], with eyes bulging out and everything.
** [[spoiler:Edolas!Erza Edolas!Erza when she's screaming about how Edolas will suffer without magic. Like Laxus, she also goes into UnstoppableRage, not that it helps.]]
helps since Erza still manages to keep pace with her and eventually [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk her down]].
** After his defeat, [[spoiler:Faust]] Faust becomes completely horrified when he sees [[http://i55.tinypic.com/5yfc3t.jpg images of Igneel, Grandeeney, and a hungry-looking Metallicana]] staring down at him. His [[http://i51.tinypic.com/161yexs.jpg face completely breaks down]], and eyes bulge out, before fainting from sheer shock.
6th Jun '17 7:30:09 AM ShazamJr
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** Also Dietlinde Eckhart, the main baddie from the movie for the first anime, near the end of the climax, goes into a tirade about how Ed's world is full of monsters when Ed gains the advantage. Ironically, [[spoiler:she ends up turned into something of a monster on the the trip back to her world through the gate and shot as a hesult of her appearance]].

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** Also Dietlinde Eckhart, the main baddie from the movie for the first anime, near the end of the climax, goes into a tirade about how Ed's world is full of monsters when Ed gains the advantage. Ironically, [[spoiler:she ends up turned into something of a monster on the the trip back to her world through the gate and shot as a hesult result of her appearance]].
29th May '17 11:30:33 PM GordyTepig
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': [[ArcVillain Jean-Michel Roget]] spends his story arc as a stoic (if smug) ManipulativeBastard plotting to gain control of the City. However, when [[spoiler:Jack Atlas holds his own against, and eventually defeats, Roget's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Sergey Volkov]], his plans start coming apart at the seams. Roget's ensuing breakdown puts just about every other ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' antagonist to shame in its sheer magnitude, as he becomes a raving, screaming madman within the space of about half an episode, culminating in the ultimate RageQuit as he [[spoiler:tries to suck the entire City into a wormhole]] while ranting about how everything can disappear if he can't have it.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': [[ArcVillain Jean-Michel Roget]] spends his story arc as a stoic (if smug) ManipulativeBastard plotting to gain control of the City. However, his composure starts to fade over the latter half of his arc. First, when Yuya refuses to be his right-hand man, then when Serena refuses to follow the course he set for her, Reiji ruining his take-over of the city, Yuzu tackling him and hijacking his public feed to give the city hope, and [[spoiler:Jack Atlas holds his own against, and eventually defeats, defeating Roget's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Sergey Volkov]], Volkov]]. As every single stage of his plans start coming apart at the seams.plan is thwarted, he becomes increasingly erratic. Roget's ensuing breakdown puts just about every other ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' antagonist to shame in its sheer magnitude, as he becomes a raving, screaming madman within the space of about half an episode, culminating in the ultimate RageQuit as he [[spoiler:tries to suck the entire City into a wormhole]] while ranting about how everything can disappear if he can't have it. Hilariously, his breakdown even extends out-of-universe: he continues his breakdown as he narrates the preview of an episode, culminating in screaming the show's tag line.
10th May '17 8:58:25 PM NaraNumas
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* Zoro and Sanji can be relied upon to drive their foes crazy, even when the villain comes into fight with top confidence

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* ** Zoro and Sanji can be relied upon to drive their foes crazy, even when the villain comes into fight with top confidence
7th May '17 10:45:17 AM Zoriax91
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** In the same occasion, [[spoiler:Big Mom]] is rendered catathonic due to the massive chaos that just unfolded; they built up so much rage towards so many things at once, they fail to decide where to direct their UnstoppableRage first. [[spoiler:This is actually a problem for the heroes: their original plan was to induce Big Mom into a ''different'' kind of breakdown via breaking Mother Carmel's photo, which would've caused Big Mom to lose her NighInvulnerability]].
6th May '17 8:21:57 PM Lopiny
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** [[spoiler:Vinsmoke Judge]] falls apart ''spectacularly'' once it's revealed his plan has backfired and he's been betrayed, and [[spoiler:Big Mom]] had wanted him dead the entire time. He starts weeping and begging for mercy in such an embarrassing manner even his children start jeering him and telling him to [[FaceDeathWithDignity take it like a man]], and the betrayers in question delight in telling him his dreams have been crushed.
20th Apr '17 4:51:33 PM mouschilight
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** Gaara, whose sand provided him with such perfect protection that he'd never been hit, much less felt physical pain (up to a certain point, though), is stabbed in the shoulder by Sasuke. Gaara wonders what that warm, wet stuff is and then goes ''[[ChewingTheScenery nuts]]'' when he [[MinorInjuryOverreaction realizes it's his own blood]].\\
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He has an even bigger one during his final battle with Naruto later that day. For all his life, Gaara's been driven by his hatred and rage, and in the final decisive clash, Naruto's love for his friends gave him the power to overcome Gaara. Realizing that his entire philosophy was wrong makes Gaara lose it completely, screaming while Naruto continues to crawl towards him. Despite this, it's Naruto's understanding of his history that helps him let go of his hate at last.

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** Gaara, whose sand provided him with such perfect protection that he'd never been hit, much less felt physical pain (up to a certain point, though), is stabbed in the shoulder by Sasuke. Gaara wonders what that warm, wet stuff is and then goes ''[[ChewingTheScenery nuts]]'' when he [[MinorInjuryOverreaction realizes it's his own blood]].\\
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blood]].
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He has an even bigger one during his final battle with Naruto later that day. For all his life, Gaara's been driven by his hatred and rage, and in the final decisive clash, Naruto's love for his friends gave him the power to overcome Gaara. Realizing that his entire philosophy was wrong makes Gaara lose it completely, screaming while Naruto continues to crawl towards him. Despite this, it's Naruto's understanding of his history that helps him let go of his hate at last.



** When Kabuto was attacked in Part I we see his eyes go bloodshot as he reveals a bloodthirsty side. Also, after [[spoiler: Orochimaru died]], Kabuto had an existential crisis, but he claims that the person who inspired him to continue was Naruto.\\
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During Kabuto's fight with Sasuke [[spoiler:and Itachi]], Kabuto has some more of these. Confident in his beliefs and victory, he begins to shed tears when the [[spoiler:Uchiha brothers]] fend off his attacks, and during his counterattack tearfully declares that a genius in everything[[spoiler:, like Itachi,]] wouldn't understand his desire to find his true self: no one would stand in his way.

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** When Kabuto was attacked in Part I we see his eyes go bloodshot as he reveals a bloodthirsty side. Also, after [[spoiler: Orochimaru died]], Kabuto had an existential crisis, but he claims that the person who inspired him to continue was Naruto.\\
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Naruto.
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During Kabuto's fight with Sasuke [[spoiler:and Itachi]], Kabuto has some more of these. Confident in his beliefs and victory, he begins to shed tears when the [[spoiler:Uchiha brothers]] fend off his attacks, and during his counterattack tearfully declares that a genius in everything[[spoiler:, like Itachi,]] wouldn't understand his desire to find his true self: no one would stand in his way.
6th Apr '17 1:37:45 PM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Fenrir the Princess of Disaster]] has one in ''{{Pretear}}'' when Mawata is saved by her family and Sasame ''appears'' to have second thoughts about siding with her. However, [[spoiler:considering before her FaceHeelTurn she was already [[ShrinkingViolet an insecure, needy young girl]] and [[LoveMakesYouEvil fell when Hayate rejected her love]] ]], this isn't so much a sudden change in personality as it is a revelation that [[spoiler: Takako, [[UsedToBeASweetKid the sweet girl she used to be]], is still there underneath the villain, and is not beyond salvation. Soon, [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight Himeno succeeds into bringing Takako/Fenrir back to the side of good]].]]

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* [[spoiler:Fenrir the Princess of Disaster]] has one in ''{{Pretear}}'' ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' when Mawata is saved by her family and Sasame ''appears'' to have second thoughts about siding with her. However, [[spoiler:considering before her FaceHeelTurn she was already [[ShrinkingViolet an insecure, needy young girl]] and [[LoveMakesYouEvil fell when Hayate rejected her love]] ]], this isn't so much a sudden change in personality as it is a revelation that [[spoiler: Takako, [[UsedToBeASweetKid the sweet girl she used to be]], is still there underneath the villain, and is not beyond salvation. Soon, [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight Himeno succeeds into bringing Takako/Fenrir back to the side of good]].]]
31st Mar '17 7:34:58 PM Gamermaster
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** [[MagnificentBastard Spandam]] deserves special mention as he some has truly beautiful meltdowns throughout Enies Lobby, his big first one is when he hears Luffy has broken in, but he doesn't get clear message of details from his men . Assuming Luffy has been captured he goes to gloat to the chained Robin and Franky asking the government goon on the phone how badly damaged the invading pirates are. The goon reports a army has broken though all the tower of justice and that Luffy has taken out 5000 men, much to Spandam to [[https://maurusrealm.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/spandam-shocked.jpg stricken shock]]. Spandam's next big one is when he claims that Luffy and the crew will never be able to save Robin as they face to face with TheGovernment, pointing at the flag with pride, Luffy turns to Usopp and asks him to burn the flag, Usopp does so thus declaring war on the entire world

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** [[MagnificentBastard Spandam]] deserves special mention as he some has truly beautiful meltdowns throughout Enies Lobby, his big first one is when he hears Luffy has broken in, but he doesn't get clear message of details from his men . Assuming Luffy has been captured he goes to gloat to the chained Robin and Franky asking the government goon on the phone how badly damaged the invading pirates are. The goon reports a an army has broken though all the tower of justice and that Luffy has taken out 5000 men, much to Spandam to Spandam's [[https://maurusrealm.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/spandam-shocked.jpg stricken shock]]. Spandam's next big one is when he claims that Luffy and the crew will never be able to save Robin as they face to face with TheGovernment, pointing at the flag with pride, Luffy turns to Usopp and asks him to burn the flag, Usopp does so thus declaring war on the entire world



** Spandam truly comes apart at the end of the arc, when he drags Robin towards to end of bridge of hesitation (tasting victory) BUT THEN he gets shot down in flames. Getting up in fury he screams who did that and sees Usopp the ''Sniper King'' on top of the Tower of justice [[BigDamnHeroes posing like a boss]] and gets even more outraged when none of his men can shoot back at Usopp, then Robin gets her cuffs off and slaps his face bloody and Franky crushes him with a elephant. But still not taking the hint, Spandam insanely order his men to blow the crew out of the water when they are escaping the Buster Call, screaming that the whole situation is impossible and is cut short when Robin snaps his spine in two.

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** Spandam truly comes apart at the end of the arc, when he drags Robin towards to end of bridge of hesitation (tasting victory) BUT THEN he gets shot down in flames. Getting up in fury he screams who did that and sees Usopp the ''Sniper King'' on top of the Tower of justice [[BigDamnHeroes posing like a boss]] and gets even more outraged when none of his men can shoot back at Usopp, then Robin gets her cuffs off and slaps his face bloody and Franky crushes him with a an elephant. But still not taking the hint, Spandam insanely order his men to blow the crew out of the water when they are escaping the Buster Call, screaming that the whole situation is impossible and is cut short when Robin snaps his spine in two.
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