History VillainousBreakdown / ComicBooks

2nd Dec '16 2:18:46 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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*** Some of them weren't even real breakdowns. A few times it was just Loki using his magic powers to make Norman think he was hallucinating and [[http://cdn2us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/article_width/public/bolts14.jpg?itok=dTq_8KSh a hallway full of Spidermen did not help]].

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*** Some of them weren't even real breakdowns. A few times it was just Loki using his magic powers to make ** Norman think he was hallucinating and had a few smaller brakedowns when Loki gave him hallucinations, or when the [[{{ShapeShifting}} Skrulls]] turned into a bunch of Spider-men [[http://cdn2us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/article_width/public/bolts14.jpg?itok=dTq_8KSh a hallway full of Spidermen did not help]]. jpg?itok=dTq_8KShto screw with him]]
27th Nov '16 2:07:27 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** "Norman will do what it takes, he won't mind. Norman will make [[TheGwenStacy the girl]] [[RetCon pregnant]] then [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou snap her neck in public]]."
** It gets even better when he finally gives in and becomes the Goblin again.

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** "Norman will do what it takes, he won't mind. Norman will make [[TheGwenStacy the girl]] [[RetCon pregnant]] then [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou snap her neck in public]]."
public]]".
** It gets even better when he finally gives in and becomes the Goblin again.again, and all it took was the mere mention of ''Spider''.



*** Some of them weren't even real breakdowns. A few times it was just Loki using his magic powers to make Norman think he was hallucinating.
*** For Osborn, the Goblin ''is'' a villainous breakdown. When the cool, collected VillainWithGoodPublicity and master of [[GambitIndex every gambit in the index]] has his plans go off the rails and he reaches the point that he starts screaming and ranting and cackling and throwing pumpkin bombs, you know it's all over. He wasn't always portrayed this way (once it was decent Osborn having the PsychoSerum take over, and he'd be defeated and forget he was the Green Goblin until next time.) Of course, the truth of the situation in Osborn's head is that Osborn on a good day is about as sane as the Joker on a ''bad'' day, and he can only act otherwise for so long. When the situation goes off the rails, this ability is strained.

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*** Some of them weren't even real breakdowns. A few times it was just Loki using his magic powers to make Norman think he was hallucinating.
hallucinating and [[http://cdn2us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/article_width/public/bolts14.jpg?itok=dTq_8KSh a hallway full of Spidermen did not help]].
*** For Osborn, the Goblin ''is'' a villainous breakdown. When the cool, collected VillainWithGoodPublicity and master of [[GambitIndex every gambit in the index]] has his plans go off the rails and he reaches the point that he starts screaming and ranting and cackling and throwing pumpkin bombs, you know it's all over. He wasn't always portrayed this way (once it was decent Osborn having the PsychoSerum take over, and he'd be defeated and forget he was the Green Goblin until next time.) Of course, the truth of the situation in Osborn's head is that Osborn on a good day is about as sane as the Joker on a ''bad'' day, and he can only act otherwise for so long. When the situation goes off the rails, this ability is strained.strained, but putting Peter Parker aka ComicBook/{{Spiderman}} anywhere in his close vicinity will set Norman off regardless of whatever reputation he has to hold.


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** ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily, Joker spends the whole comic trying to prove to Batman his loved ones are [[TheyWereHoldingYouBack only holding him back]] and after saving his Bat family has a brutal fight with him in the underground, Batman sets the Joker off by revealing his family makes him stronger
--> '''LIAR!!! YOU KNOW THEY DO ANYTHING BUT'''.
** And who could ever forget the [[http://bensbargains.com/thecheckout/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/The-Killing-Joke-2.jpg literally birth]] of the Joker in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''
25th Oct '16 7:38:13 AM VPhantom
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* In ''YTheLastMan'', the opium smuggler Yorick befriends and falls for on the journey to Australia justifies her trade by reasoning that humanity is already doomed, and all she's doing is making people's lives easier by giving them an escape from this awful knowledge. Then, she [[HeelRealization realizes]] that Yorick's survival means that humanity has hope after all, and all she's done is make things worse by creating further misery and despair. [[DrivenToSuicide She doesn't]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath take it well]].

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* In ''YTheLastMan'', ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', the opium smuggler Yorick befriends and falls for on the journey to Australia justifies her trade by reasoning that humanity is already doomed, and all she's doing is making people's lives easier by giving them an escape from this awful knowledge. Then, she [[HeelRealization realizes]] that Yorick's survival means that humanity has hope after all, and all she's done is make things worse by creating further misery and despair. [[DrivenToSuicide She doesn't]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath take it well]].
14th Sep '16 11:03:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** It gets [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome even better]] when he finally gives in and becomes the Goblin again.

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** It gets [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome even better]] better when he finally gives in and becomes the Goblin again.
14th Sep '16 11:02:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': At the final confrontation with Wismerhill in the imperial castle, Haazheel finally goes apeshit when his soldiers start to lose, going OneWingedAngel and destroying anything he sees.
19th Jun '16 8:15:10 PM nombretomado
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* This was the premise of the ''{{Thunderbolts}}'' "Caged Angels" arc by Creator/WarrenEllis. A group of incarcerated telepaths drive each member of the [[AntiHero already]] [[VillainProtagonist unstable]] team over the edge (Except for Bullseye, who can't get any crazier.) The best one is ComicBook/NormanOsborn, starts walking around naked ranting about what he'll do when he's president and how much fun killing people was.

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* This was the premise of the ''{{Thunderbolts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' "Caged Angels" arc by Creator/WarrenEllis. A group of incarcerated telepaths drive each member of the [[AntiHero already]] [[VillainProtagonist unstable]] team over the edge (Except for Bullseye, who can't get any crazier.) The best one is ComicBook/NormanOsborn, starts walking around naked ranting about what he'll do when he's president and how much fun killing people was.
26th May '16 6:08:58 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ComicBook/{{Thanos}} tends to go nuts whenever anything endangers his relationship with Death. He stammers in disbelief when he realizes that the Power Infinite has made him ''too'' powerful to be with Death[[note]]he had to be ''equally'' powerful to Death, not ''more'' powerful[[/note]], giving the heroes the opportunity to stop him. He throws a fit of jealousy and curses Deadpool with immortality when it seems like Death likes Wade better than him. Finally, when he learns that his ThanatosGambit in ''TheThanosImperative'' has rendered him immortal, meaning he can never be with Death, he loses all of his sanity and becomes so dedicated to destroying everything that he has to be sealed in another universe to stop him.

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* ComicBook/{{Thanos}} tends to go nuts whenever anything endangers his relationship with Death. He stammers in disbelief when he realizes that the Power Infinite has made him ''too'' powerful to be with Death[[note]]he had to be ''equally'' powerful to Death, not ''more'' powerful[[/note]], giving the heroes the opportunity to stop him. He throws a fit of jealousy and curses Deadpool with immortality when it seems like Death likes Wade better than him. Finally, when he learns that his ThanatosGambit in ''TheThanosImperative'' ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' has rendered him immortal, meaning he can never be with Death, he loses all of his sanity and becomes so dedicated to destroying everything that he has to be sealed in another universe to stop him.
4th May '16 7:35:58 AM chopshop
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* In issue 75 of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'', when Optimus [[spoiler: opens the life-creating Matrix inside of Unicron, triggering the latter's destruction]], the supposedly unstoppable EldritchAbomination proceeds to completely ''lose his shit''. These are his last lines of dialogue before [[spoiler: he explodes]]:
-->"NOOOO!! ''NOOOOOOOOOO''!!! '''IT BURNS!!!''' WHITEWHITEWHITE! I AM FILLED WITH LIFE- ''TERRIBLE, WONDERFUL'' '''LIFE'''! THOUGHTSFEARSDOUBTSPAINLOVEDEATH'''TOOMUCHTOO'''-"
10th Mar '16 8:19:48 PM chopshop
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* Kingdok in ''{{ComicBook/Bone}}'' starts the comic as a well put together and clever fellow. But as the comic goes he suffers an increasingly long series of humiliations, beatings, and failures; he loses his arm in a fight, gets mauled by Rock Jaw, is repeatedly humiliated in front of his men by the Hooded One, gets trapped alone underground for nearly ''a month'', and more. Alongside this, his mental state degrades more and more, reducing him from a well-spoken tactician to a half-crippled mess. [[spoiler: By the time the heroes face him for the last time, he's crossed the DespairEventHorizon and only attacks them [[SuicideByCop to make Rose kill him]].]]
** One of the creepiest things about this breakdown is how the art symbolizes it. At the comic's start Kingdok is drawn to look rather slim and friendly. As his breakdown worsens, he's drawn progressively more ugly and monstrous, as if his very body is being warped by the abuses he's suffering.
29th Jan '16 3:59:17 AM Beedle
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* In ''ComicBook/LockeAndKey'', Dodge is genuinely panic-stricken for the first time when [[spoiler: Tyler reveals his newly-created Alpha Key, that can unlock demons from souls.]]
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