History VillainousBreakdown / WesternAnimation

23rd Oct '17 8:13:00 PM Isaac_Heller
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* XANA from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has one at the end of an episode where he's trapped the gang in a virtual version of Earth with himself assuming the form of Jérémie. When the ''real'' Jérémie shows up, XANA has an extremely frightening breakdown because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he cannot understand how Jérémie overcame his fear and entered the scanner because it's "not logical".]] It's also the only (canonical) time we hear him speak.

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* XANA from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has one at the end of an episode where he's trapped the gang in a virtual version of Earth with himself assuming the form of Jérémie. When the ''real'' Jérémie shows up, XANA has an extremely frightening breakdown because [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he cannot understand how Jérémie overcame his fear and entered the scanner because it's "not logical".]] It's also the only (canonical) time we hear him speak.speak in his own voice and not through someone else.
23rd Oct '17 8:09:56 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Kuvira's breakdown in the series finale progresses as the protagonists slowly make progress in dismantling and breaking through her forces, leaving her to attack her own forces and destroy her own tech in her attempts to stop Korra from defeating her. She refuses to surrender even as she physically ruins herself fighting the Avatar, leading her to rashly [[spoiler:fire a giant spirit laser in a last ditch attempt to kill Korra... which leads to a psuedo-nuclear explosion, from which Kuvira is spared death from only because Korra reaches a new pinnacle of power in deflecting the beam in an effort to save her. She still tries to escape Korra before realizing how mad she has become and handing herself over.]]

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** Kuvira's breakdown in the series finale progresses as the protagonists slowly make progress in dismantling and breaking through her forces, leaving her to attack her own forces and destroy her own tech in her attempts to stop Korra from defeating her. She refuses to surrender even as she physically ruins herself fighting the Avatar, leading her to rashly [[spoiler:fire a giant spirit laser in a last ditch attempt to kill Korra... which leads to a psuedo-nuclear explosion, from which Kuvira is spared death from only because Korra reaches a new pinnacle of power in deflecting the beam in an effort to save her. She still tries to escape Korra before realizing Korra compassionately talks her down and helps her realize how mad she has become and become, leading to her handing herself over.]]
25th Sep '17 6:23:29 PM DustSnitch
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** Azula becomes progressively more unhinged (see pictures) throughout the GrandFinale, kicked off by [[spoiler:the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee]]. She really starts going nuts when [[spoiler:her father Ozai promotes her to Fire Lord, only to name himself the ''Phoenix King'', effectively rendering her a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]]], goes even farther when she fires her servants out of paranoia when she thinks they are plotting against her and [[spoiler:she hallucinates a conversation with her mother]], and climaxes after [[spoiler:Zuko and Katara interrupt her coronation and defeat her in an Agni Kai]]. Her last scene [[spoiler:is of her [[BrokenTears weeping, screaming, and writhing on the ground]]; chained, and pathetic. Zuko can only [[SympathyForTheDevil look on in pity]], while Katara can't even bear to watch]]. WordOfGod has stated (and it is later shown in the sequel comics) that [[spoiler:she's now in a hospital and is supervised around the clock (not that it makes the breakdown any less disturbing to watch)]].

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** Azula becomes progressively more unhinged (see pictures) throughout the GrandFinale, kicked off by [[spoiler:the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee]]. She really starts going nuts when [[spoiler:her her father Ozai promotes dismisses her plea to Fire Lord, only to name himself accompany him on the ''Phoenix King'', effectively rendering her a [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]]], Nation's final war offensive, goes even farther when she fires her servants out of paranoia when she thinks they are plotting against her, leads to her and [[spoiler:she hallucinates hallucinating a conversation with her mother]], mother, and climaxes after [[spoiler:Zuko and Katara interrupt her coronation and defeat her in an Agni Kai]]. Her last scene [[spoiler:is of Kai, leaving her [[BrokenTears weeping, screaming, breathing fire and writhing sobbing on the ground]]; chained, and pathetic. Zuko can only [[SympathyForTheDevil look on in pity]], while Katara can't even bear to watch]]. WordOfGod has stated (and it is later shown in the sequel comics) that [[spoiler:she's now in floor like a hospital and is supervised around the clock (not that it makes the breakdown any less disturbing to watch)]].mad woman.]]



** Amon[[spoiler:/Noatak]] has one after [[spoiler:his fraud of actually being a [[MakingASplash waterbender]] is revealed to his [[MugglePower Equalist]] followers. He flees with his brother (who like him is a {{Tykebomb}} to their vengeful former crime boss father) and "start anew". He's seen smiling, but it seems on some level he knew it would never work, because a single tear comes from his eye before his more despondent brother commits a MurderSuicide on them.]]

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** Amon[[spoiler:/Noatak]] has one after [[spoiler:his fraud of actually being a [[MakingASplash waterbender]] is revealed to Amon loses his [[MugglePower Equalist]] followers. He composure and control in the finale once Korra gets the upper hand in her fight with him, leading to him exposing the true source of his mysterious powers in a desperate attempt to survive the Avatar's attacks. From there, he's so ashamed and afraid he flees with his brother (who like him is a {{Tykebomb}} to their vengeful former crime boss father) and "start anew". He's seen smiling, but it seems on some level he knew it would never work, because a single tear comes from his eye before his more despondent brother commits a MurderSuicide on them.]]the battle.



** Zaheer's might have started when [[spoiler:[[UnholyMatrimony P'Li]] is killed; though it more immediately makes him "let go his earthly tether" and gain the mythical Airbender power of true flight, it made him very cold and detached. His plan to poison Korra to invoke the Avatar State while she dies (which would permanently end the Avatar cycle) [[GoneHorriblyRight goes as one]] [[BullyingADragon might expect]]. Korra, gooned on all the power of the Avatar State as it attempts to resist the lethal poison, clearly has Zaheer's murder on her mind, and he can do nothing but flee her [[PersonOfMassDestruction terrible wrath]]. Though he eventually gets the upper hand as the poison wears Korra down, he is then assailed by all the new Airbenders. His efforts to escape their tornado fail, and he's LaughingMad and [[ThisCannotBe angrily delusional]] after being thwarted in his attempt to kill Korra... and then Bolin [[HumiliationConga literally]] "puts a sock in it".]]
** Kuvira's starts after she [[spoiler:chose her Empire's expansion over [[UnholyMatrimony Bataar]] being exploited as a hostage. With Bataar's disillusionment, she lost all her inner circle. Once the Hummingbird mecha-suits and Korra's massive ice wave pose a credible threat to her [[HumongousMecha Colossus]], she starts to lose it.]] As Korra and her comrades tear apart [[spoiler:the Colossus from the inside, her desperation pushes her to [[AnArmAndALeg tear off whole parts]] of the Colossus in attempts to stop them. And after the Colossus is effectively destroyed, her stubborn refusal to surrender despite not even being physically fit to fight leads her to flee... right into the spot in the Spirit Wilds where the [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]] landed, leading her to rashly fire it off in a last ditch attempt to kill Korra... which leads to a PhlebotinumOverload, from which Kuvira is spared death from only because [[PhysicalGod Korra]] reaches a new pinnacle of power in deflecting the beam in an effort to [[SaveTheVillain save her]]. Hers has a more graceful ending after Korra gives her a NotSoDifferent lecture and she has a HeelRealization.]]

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** Zaheer's might have started when [[spoiler:[[UnholyMatrimony P'Li]] is killed; though it more immediately makes him "let go The terrorist villain of season three, Zaheer, becomes increasingly detached and cold as his earthly tether" and gain plans near completion, until the mythical Airbender power of true flight, it made him very cold end of his plan, which leaves him laughing, raving, and detached. His plan to poison Korra to invoke the Avatar State while she dies (which would permanently end the Avatar cycle) [[GoneHorriblyRight goes as one]] [[BullyingADragon might expect]]. Korra, gooned on all the power of the Avatar State as it attempts to resist the lethal poison, clearly has Zaheer's murder on her mind, and he can do nothing but flee her [[PersonOfMassDestruction terrible wrath]]. Though he eventually gets the upper hand as the poison wears Korra down, he is then assailed by all the new Airbenders. His efforts to escape their tornado fail, and lying about his righteousness until he's LaughingMad and [[ThisCannotBe angrily delusional]] after being thwarted in his attempt forced to kill Korra... and then Bolin [[HumiliationConga literally]] "puts (literally) put a sock in it".it. [[spoiler: It's bound to happen when your lover and only two friends are killed within one day.]]
** Kuvira's starts after she [[spoiler:chose breakdown in the series finale progresses as the protagonists slowly make progress in dismantling and breaking through her Empire's expansion over [[UnholyMatrimony Bataar]] being exploited as a hostage. With Bataar's disillusionment, she lost all her inner circle. Once the Hummingbird mecha-suits and Korra's massive ice wave pose a credible threat to her [[HumongousMecha Colossus]], she starts to lose it.]] As Korra and her comrades tear apart [[spoiler:the Colossus from the inside, her desperation pushes forces, leaving her to [[AnArmAndALeg tear off whole parts]] of the Colossus attack her own forces and destroy her own tech in her attempts to stop them. And after the Colossus is effectively destroyed, her stubborn refusal Korra from defeating her. She refuses to surrender despite not even being as she physically fit to fight leads her to flee... right into ruins herself fighting the spot in the Spirit Wilds where the [[WaveMotionGun Spirit Ray Cannon]] landed, Avatar, leading her to rashly fire it off [[spoiler:fire a giant spirit laser in a last ditch attempt to kill Korra... which leads to a PhlebotinumOverload, psuedo-nuclear explosion, from which Kuvira is spared death from only because [[PhysicalGod Korra]] Korra reaches a new pinnacle of power in deflecting the beam in an effort to [[SaveTheVillain save her]]. Hers has a more graceful ending after her. She still tries to escape Korra gives her a NotSoDifferent lecture and before realizing how mad she has a HeelRealization.become and handing herself over.]]
25th Sep '17 6:06:39 PM DustSnitch
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** Ozai himself undergoes this. At the start of his battle with Aang, he's smug and confident. But after Aang ''finally'' achieves the Avatar State and proceeds to kick his ass all over the place, Ozai is visibly terrified and tries to FLEE. After [[spoiler:Aang [[CruelMercy strips him of his powers]] ]], Ozai is simply a wretched shell who speaks in a monotone, "don't give a shit about life anymore" voice.

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** Ozai himself undergoes this. At the start of his battle with Aang, he's smug and confident. But after Aang ''finally'' achieves the Avatar State and proceeds to kick his ass all over the place, Ozai is visibly terrified and tries to FLEE. After [[spoiler:Aang [[CruelMercy strips him of his powers]] ]], powers]], Ozai is simply a wretched shell who speaks in a monotone, "don't give a shit about life anymore" voice.
12th Sep '17 9:09:30 AM CosmicFerret
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** President ComicBook/LexLuthor suffers from one of these at the beginning of the Justice Lords arc in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. As the alternate-dimension League close in on him, he's cryptically mumbling "They couldn't see the beauty! No imagination! It could have been so perfect!" We never learn exactly what Luthor was up to prior to this, but the way normally cool-headed Lex seems to be coming apart indicates it was an outcome he obviously didn't plan for. Also, [[spoiler:he's killed TheFlash.]] When Superman finally confronts him, Lex actually threatens to start a nuclear war if Supes doesn't back down.

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** President ComicBook/LexLuthor suffers from one of these at the beginning of the Justice Lords arc in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. As the alternate-dimension League close in on him, he's cryptically mumbling "They couldn't see the beauty! No imagination! It could have been so perfect!" We never learn exactly what Luthor was up to prior to this, but the way normally cool-headed Lex seems to be coming apart indicates it was an outcome he obviously didn't plan for. Also, [[spoiler:he's killed TheFlash.Franchise/TheFlash.]] When Superman finally confronts him, Lex actually threatens to start a nuclear war if Supes doesn't back down.
28th Aug '17 3:00:43 PM CnHGirl
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** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[{{Narcissist}} having someone paying attention to him, even through hate]].]]

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** On a much lesser scale: [[spoiler:[[JerkAss Kevin]]]] has one in "Beach City Drift" after [[spoiler:he wins a street race versus [[FusionDance Stevonnie]]...only to have them be a GracefulLoser when he tries to [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating rub their face(s) in it]]]]. At the end—as [[spoiler:Stevonnie]] drives off with a [[IAmNotLeftHanded snarky parting shot]]—[[spoiler:Kevin]] is reduced to [[spoiler:squalling incoherently in their wake about their [[InsaneTrollLogic imagined "obsession" with him]] due to being incapable of taking [[{{Narcissist}} having someone paying not pay attention to him, even through hate]].]]
13th Jul '17 3:08:18 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''Bob:''' What? Oh yes, all that stuff I did.

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'''Bob:''' What? Oh ''What?!'' ''(resignedly)'' Oh, yes, all that stuff I did.did...
25th May '17 8:26:18 PM CourtDogs
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** In the GrandFinale, Aku [[spoiler:gets ''two'' in two different time periods. Future-Aku has a subdued one when Ashi uses his powers (which [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he himself awakened in her]]) to take Jack back in time to kill him in the past, becoming terrified as he realizes [[RetGone he's about to be erased from existence] and there's nothing he can do about it. Past-Aku's is ''far'' more pronounced, as his last few minutes of existence are spent frantically trying to escape Jack with a look of terror on his face.]]


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** In the GrandFinale, Aku [[spoiler:gets ''two'' in two different time periods. Future-Aku has a subdued one when Ashi uses his powers (which [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he himself awakened in her]]) to take Jack back in time to kill him in the past, becoming terrified as he realizes [[RetGone he's about to be erased from existence]] and there's nothing he can do about it. Past-Aku's is ''far'' more pronounced, as his last few minutes of existence are spent frantically trying to escape Jack with a look of terror on his face.]]
23rd May '17 6:04:53 PM Godzillawolf
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** In the GrandFinale, Aku [[spoiler:gets ''two'' in two different time periods. Future-Aku has a subdued one when Ashi uses his powers (which [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he himself awakened in her]]) to take Jack back in time to kill him in the past, becoming terrified as he realizes [[RetGone he's about to be erased from existence] and there's nothing he can do about it. Past-Aku's is ''far'' more pronounced, as his last few minutes of existence are spent frantically trying to escape Jack with a look of terror on his face.]]
21st May '17 8:08:09 PM JustSomeGuy420
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*Ren's most infamous breakdown is in Adult Party Cartoon's episode "Ren Seeks Help". After hearing Ren's life story and what he did to hurt Stimpy, Dr. Mr. Horse is horrified by Ren's actions and calls him crazy and proceeds to attack him. In retaliation, Ren completely snaps and goes on a psychotic rampage. He beats Dr. Mr. Horse to death, bites off an animal control worker's hand and eats it before being taken away while he's still thrashing and foaming at the mouth.
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