Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil and is a horrible thing to have to experience. In most cases it can negatively affect the mental health and sometimes lead to Sanity Slippage. With this trope a character who is raped experiences significant Sanity Slippage and may more may not regain their sanity. Compare Shell-Shocked Veteran (another common portrayal of PTSD). Compare Break the Cutie, Rape as Drama. Can also include Mind Rape. No Real Life examples please.
Examples:Anime and Manga
- Perfect Blue: Mima begins to lose her grip on reality after she is supposedly raped for a film during her new acting career. Or does she get raped? After this scenario is shown, we hear a bell ring and a director yell "Cut!" and the movie continues into more twists and turns.
- Casca of Berserk went mad and mute after Femto (or Griffith) raped her.
- Konuma Ryuuko of Wolfen Crest. She's a nymphomaniac middle-schooler with what appears to be profound psychological damage from repeated rapes in her past, which made her a nihilistic sociopath.
- Deadman Wonderland: One of the factors that made Genkaku Ax-Crazy was rape.
- In Kuroshitsuji II episode 8 Alois is raped by old man Lord Trancy. It's implied that this is what made him so Ax-Crazy.
- In Black Lagoon rape and torture is implied to have been what made Hansel and Gretel so Ax-Crazy.
- In Peacemaker Kurogane Suzu becomes Ax-Crazy and a Depraved Homosexual after an old man rapes him.
- Legato Bluesummers from the Trigun manga is shown to have been raped (possibly numerous times) by the town mayor, or something like a mayor. As you might guess, he's now quite Ax-Crazy.
- Tsubaki Kasugano - The 6th of Mirai Nikki.
- In Hellsing, Alucard, aka Vlad Tepes Dracul of Wallachia was sexually abused as a child during his time spent as a political hostage for his father under the Ottoman Empire by the sultan. Currently, he's clearly off his rocker.
- In School Days Kotonoha's mental and emotional breakdown hits her fully after she's raped by her Stalker With a Crush, Makoto's best friend Taisuke.
- In Sakura Gari a big reason Souma is so messed up and a Depraved Bisexual is because of all the rape and other trauma he endured in his past.
- In Neon Genesis Evangelion Asuka crosses the Despair Event Horizon and ends up catatonic after her Mind Rape. By Word of God were supposed to understand that she literally gets raped.
- In the classic silent film The Wind, Lillian Gish, who is already being driven around the bend by the neverending titular wind, finally cracks completely when the bad guy rapes her.
- The sister of the Anti Heroine in the Dirty Harry sequel Sudden Impact becomes catatonic after the two of them are gang-raped.
- The CSI fanfic 'Face The Music' by Elm22. Link if you want it: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4828756/1/Face_The_Music. Granted, part of Grissom's mental affliction was the torture that went with the rape, but the rape still played a big part in the problems he struggled with.
- In A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche's descent into insanity becomes especially evident after Stanley rapes her.
- In the second book of The Sword of Truth series, a queen (Kahlan's sister) is left in a prison for a few days with several criminals. She is rescued right before an execution. At first, she's catatonic, then suicidal, then she seems to recover, but ends up incapable of fighting the very enemies who threw her in the prison. In the end, her land is taken, and her head is used as a Ja'La ball.
- Jan from Days of Our Lives was an Alpha Bitch before she was raped. Afterwards, she turned crazy.
- In Oz Beecher's rape at the hands of Schillinger definitely didn't do any favors for his mental health.
- "Revenge", the very first story on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, played on this idea without using the R word. A woman already recovering from a nervous breakdown is "assaulted" in her trailer. Her husband looks to avenge her by killing her assailant. One day she points the man out to her husband, and he does the deed. Then she points to another man, and another, and another.
- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant has this as a major theme. Covenant rapes a girl early in his first visit to The Land, and it haunts him throughout the ensuing stories. Part of the consequences is that Lena (the girl) definitely loses it because of the rape.
- Tender Is the Night: Nicole's sexual relationship with her father when she was a teenager (hence statutory rape) leads to her becoming schizophrenic.
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