History VillainousBreakdown / Comicbooks

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.]]
2nd Jan '16 1:39:45 PM nombretomado
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*** Fleetway's SonicTheComic Dr. Robotnik did it about 8-9 years earlier, for much the same reasons. During the Sonic Adventure storyline, he cracks and goes from wanting to conquer the world to just flat-out destroying it because he sees it as the only way to rid himself of Sonic.

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*** Fleetway's SonicTheComic ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Dr. Robotnik did it about 8-9 years earlier, for much the same reasons. During the Sonic Adventure storyline, he cracks and goes from wanting to conquer the world to just flat-out destroying it because he sees it as the only way to rid himself of Sonic.
29th Dec '15 8:29:37 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom suffered a pretty huge one in one story. At one point he had Reed Richards imprisoned in a torture room full of mirrors placed in such a way that the warped reflections would drive anyone crazy. At the start, he's classic arrogant gloating Doom. By the end of the story a few issues later, he's beating the crap out of Reed while screaming and ranting about how much he hates Reed. The fight takes them to the torture room, and Reed removes Doom's mask. Seeing thousands of warped reflections of his own scarred face drives Doom insane.

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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom suffered a pretty huge one in one story. At one point he had Reed Richards imprisoned in a torture room full of mirrors placed in such a way that the warped reflections would drive anyone crazy. At the start, he's classic arrogant gloating Doom. By the end of the story a few issues later, he's beating the crap out of Reed while screaming and ranting about how much he hates Reed. The fight takes them to the torture room, and Reed removes Doom's mask. Seeing thousands of warped reflections of his own scarred face drives Doom insane.
28th Dec '15 5:11:57 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{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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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Thanos}} 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.
13th Dec '15 8:00:56 PM nombretomado
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* All of the Inner Circle by the end of ''{{X-Force}}: Necrosha'', including the sympathetic members, have devolved into raving lunatics giving [[EvilIsHammy hammy speech after hammy speech]] about how they're going to kill everyone on Earth and remake it in their image.

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* All of the Inner Circle by the end of ''{{X-Force}}: ''ComicBook/XForce: Necrosha'', including the sympathetic members, have devolved into raving lunatics giving [[EvilIsHammy hammy speech after hammy speech]] about how they're going to kill everyone on Earth and remake it in their image.
25th Nov '15 8:55:22 PM MikeW
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** A classic Silver Age "imaginary story" Has Luthor finally managing to kill Superman and mobsters throw him a celebration party as he gloats on how he did it. When a red and blue caped figure bursts in, a terrified Luthor worries Superman has come back to haunt him. It turns out to be Supergirl (whose existence was unknown to the world at the time) who arrests Luthor and takes him to the bottle city of Kandor. Luthor spends his televised murder trial smug that he'll find a way out of this. When he's found guilty, Luthor offers to restore Knador to its regular size in exchange for his freedom, confident they'll agree. Instead, the judge declares "we of Kandor do not make deals with murderers!" Unable to accept losing like this, Luthor begs for mercy but it's too late as he's sent to spend eternity in the Phantom Zone.
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