Because non-canon {{Heroic BSOD}}s are the best kind!

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* The protagonist of [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119688/1/you-obey/the-interrogation You Obey]] undergoes one of these after he is forced to torture a prisoner for information.
* In [[FanFic/NewLookSeries Trunks' New Look]] Vegeta gets one after he has [[spoiler: mistakenly given his son a passionate tongue kiss, with a couple of blood vessels bursting in the process]].
* In the ''SuperSmashBros'' fanfiction "Smash Generation," Mario appears to have one of these after [[spoiler: finding out that Dr. Mario dies in a year, since they're being visited by their future children. Yeah, it kind of slipped out. It didn't help that they were about to fight the ''zombie'' of said doctor]]. Bonus points to the writer who even referenced the site for the idea.
* [[strike:Homer]] Omarn of Fanfic/BartTheGeneral suffers a HeroicBSOD for most of the series as a result of seeing Marge having sex with his new neighbor [[{{Neighbours}} Toadfish]].
-->'''Omarn''': Maaarrrgee...yer breakin' my heart... [[BigNo Maaaaaaarrrgee]]....
* In the UndocumentedFeatures Story ''Aegis Florea 2'' [[spoiler:Sumire Kanzaki]] is revealed to have spent three decades in a state of self imposed emotional catatonia shortly after the Hanagumi defeated the threat of the Invaders once and for all due largely due to her belief that with [[VictoryIsBoring The Imperial Floral Defense Force no longer being needed]] and [[spoiler: The love of her life Gryphon being gone and most likely never coming back]] that [[WhoWantsToLiveForever she no longer had anything to look forward to not even old age and death.]] She remains in this state until [[spoiler: Kei]] reboots her with a WhatTheHellHero/ TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that is scathing and insulting that her own pride demands that she finally snap out of it and get angry.
* Harry has two in ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows''. First, after Gandalf dies, when he a) loses it and the accidental magic lash out destroys the East Gate of Moria, then b) zones out until he runs into Haldir, who, after the latter says something ill advised, very nearly kills on the spot. The second comes after Aragorn appears to be dead. Harry gets detached and wants to search for him. Théoden wants his most powerful military asset at Helm's Deep. Harry nearly slaughters them all.
** It should be noted that this version of Harry is vaguely unhinged at the best of times, after (by the time the story finishes), around six or seven years of constant warfare (including the events of Deathly Hallows).
* In the well-known ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfiction "Atlas" Kirk has one after [[spoiler: Alpha nearly kills Spock just to devastate Kirk]], a case of in universe [[StuffedInTheFridge fridge stuffing.]]
* While the game itself does not include this, {{Knights of the Old Republic}} fanfic almost always pulls this if the writer is exploring the aftermath of TheReveal with a light-sided character.
** It may not include it, but the dialog from other characters does imply it.
* Subverted in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', when it looks like [[spoiler: Haruhi]] is about to go into one of these, they intiate a MemoryGambit which prevents that from happening.
* In the first volume of ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain,'' the pacifistic title character has one of these when circumstances require her to [[spoiler:kill someone.]]
* In the {{Anime/Pokemon}} fanfic ''[[FanFic/PokemonStormClouds Storm Clouds]]'', [[spoiler:Missy suffers a rather scary one when she returns to her world, only to discover that she's still an Eevee.]]
* In the ''{{Firefly}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Forward}}'', River goes through a couple of these, but the most intense is at the end of the "Hunt" story, after she [[spoiler: accidentally shoots Simon, then butchers a Hand of Blue who shoots him shortly afterward. The look of shock on Simon's face afterward, with her covered in blood after having stabbed the Hand's face to the point that it completely unrecognizable as human, sends her into a complete FreakOut and causes her to run away in horror.]]
* A notable example for ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fan fics is the story ''Exitus'', in which its Commander Shepard suffers from an intense HeroicBSoD just before they reach the Collector base.
* An example shows up in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' {{Self Insert|Fic}} ''FanFic/MassVexations''. AuthorAvatar Art falls into one [[spoiler:after Shepard tells him to radio Joker in the Virmire mission. The only thing he remembers after radioing Joker? [[UnstoppableRage Blurs, falling geth, and someone pulling him away from the scene.]]]]
* Another ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic notable example is [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9457632/3/CatalystEXE CatalystEXE]], which [[SelfInsert the protagonist]] have a Blue Screen in ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext either way]]''.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' fic, [[FanFic/FailToTheKing Fail to the King]] ''opens'' with Almaz in one of these, curled up catatonic in the fetal position from the events of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'''s [[BadEnd Almaz Ending]]. One BrightSlap that pounds his head into a crater later (what, you expected sympathy? It's the Netherworld!) and he's more or less good to go, though he has to take great pains to remain the {{Determinator}} and not slip back into despair when things, inevitably, [[FromBadToWorse get worse]].
* In the ''DragonBallZ'' fanfic ''Goku's Wish: The Return of Broly'', Goku ended up suffering from the frozen in fear portion of this trope after a wounded Vegeta (Long story short, Vegeta, angered that Goku resurrected Broly, regardless of whether Goku gave him a clean slate and removed his hatred, due to feeling sore about Broly wounding his pride from their first encounter, got into a fight with Broly and ended up being completely beaten to a pulp, although not without Broly getting exhausted as well) turned into a Super Saiyan 3 before passing out. Gohan, after attempting to call out to his dad and shake him didn't work, tried to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan punch Goku in the cheek]] to get him to snap out of it. It doesn't work, despite hitting his dad hard enough to leave him with a large bruise on his cheek.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6953776/1/Test_Of_Humanity Test Of Humanity]]'' has Wheatley break down sobbing and go into a depression after [[spoiler:watching ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' and becoming overwhelmed with guilt for his actions after seeing he was just as evil and heartless as HAL (and GLaDOS)]]. He spends at least a chapter of the story in a catatonic state barely saying anything and wondering why Chell is being so kind to him after all he's done and why he even feels so guilty in the first place. He finally snaps out of it when he [[spoiler:realizes the reason he feels so guilty is that he loves Chell.]]
* [[Fanfic/PastSins Twilight Sparkle]] goes into one at ''exactly'' the wrong moment. [[spoiler:Once she snaps out of it, it's too late...]]
* [[Fanfic/PonyPsychologySeries Ditzy Doo]] freaked out when she started to recover her memories; that's because the [[AmnesiacDissonance fragmented images of her past]] made her think that she was a gangland enforcer who killed Dinky's parents [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]] when [[spoiler: in fact, she was actually [[UndercoverCopReveal an undercover secret agent trying to warn them]] that they were targets of organized crime.]]
* [[Fanfic/TheLightInTheDarkness Happens to Pinkie Pie]] due to having a horrific nightmare where she killed her friends, causing her to believe a part of her is going to act it out. She's pretty much in a state of terrified shock when Rainbow Dash finds her, and reduced to a sobbing wreck after she's broken out of that. [[spoiler:Turns out it was just a simple nightmare and nothing to worry about, and after some comfort and consoling from her friends, she's able to recover.]]
* In ''[[{{Fanfic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles}} Ace Combat: The Equestrian War]]'', this happens to Flutershy and Rainbow Dash, the former thinking she [[{{TheseHandsHaveKilled}} killed a sentient being]] and the latter due to her encounter with an ex-friend GoneHorriblyWrong.
** Though the one experienced by [[spoiler: Derpy]] in chapter 15 pumps the whole drama UpToEleven.
* Then [[Fanfic/TheDeathOfPrincessLuna Celestia suffers a massive breakdown]] when she hears that her sister had been killed ([[spoiler:though she never was]]). What she [[http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/55501-Giga%20Bowser/501/32/celly4_display.png looked like and felt]] after seeing her body is ''not'' pretty.
** It goes FromBadToWorse when the news of Luna's death spread to Twilight and her friends. Fluttershy bursts into a torrent of tears, Pinkie Pie's mane and tail deflate again, and Twilight stares forward, with tears streaming from her eyes. [[spoiler:This lasts up all the way to the ''funeral'']].
* In chapter 3 of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/142103 Turnabout Reunion]]'', Twilight Sparkle suffers an Heroic BSOD once she finds out that Flash Sentry has been murdered, to the point where she decides to find the real killer by any means necessary, even if she has to do it by herself. [[http://youtu.be/KkM55OVR49g With fitting music to go with the mood.]]
* In the megacrossover self insert fanfic [[Fanfic/SleepingWithTheGirls Sleeping With The Girls ]]this happens to the main character when [[spoiler:Mokoto tells him that she thought she'd killed him]].
--> ''' ''' A fatal exception OE has occurred at BRAIN. The system has been shut down to protect your mind. Use Ctrl Alt Delete to reset your train of thought. Any unsaved information will be lost...
* Paul in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' goes through one of these for a night after he nearly loses control and attacks the Hunter for killing a bunch of wolves. The others talk him down. And in the morning, the Hunter unexpectedly apologizes, which helps.
* In ''Fanfic/WhenThereWasATomorrow'', While recovering in the medbay from getting curb-stomped by a [[{{Halo}} Hunter]], [[Franchise/MassEffect Grunt]] realizes how much his arrogance has embarrassed himself and Shepard. He doesn't take it well when Shepard insists his injuries were punishment enough and demands worse. He eventually concedes to Shepard refusing to take him along on missions for the next few days.
* Adelle suffered one after [[spoiler: Sir Loin died]] in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire.
* [[Manga/DeathNote L]] in ''FanFic/ACureForLove'' after [[spoiler: Light has Watari killed.]] It's later revealed that this reaction is helped along by [[spoiler: Light drugging him.]]
* The ''AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''Ice Cream'' is basically about England trying to help America, who is sufferring from a Heroic BSOD after 9/11.
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' doujin ''Though the Wind Cries'', Suwako suffer's from a brutal case of this. And since she is the local god who normaly protects the area and makes sure that the rain fall the people that worships her ends up feeling the effects of it aswell.
* In the ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', three different characters suffer this at different times:
** When Literature/SherlockHolmes is injected with Culverton Smith's disease, the actual moment of the injection is depicted only by Holmes thinking ''Dear God'', basically reeling from shock.
** Watson suffers an ''epic'' [=BSOD=] when he sees a ravaged corpse in the mortuary and believes it to be Holmes - ManlyTears and blanking out pretty much until he gets home are only part of it.
** When Patterson declares Holmes to be dead, Lestrade and Gregson don't believe him, at first. When the "truth" hammers home, though, Lestrade is very literally reeling physically, mentally, and emotionally - so much so that he can't re-enter the conversation until Patterson says something entirely insensitive and Lestrade delivers a ''very'' angry WhatTheHellHero.
* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': All of the Mane Six, to varying degrees, when Twilight Sparkle is consumed by her [[EnemyWithin Queen of Darkness]] persona and becomes the new BigBad. And when she crosses the MoralEventHorizon, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie take it UpToEleven and actually cross the DespairEventHorizon [[spoiler: (they get better later on)]].
** Fluttershy has another one when [[spoiler: she thinks [[TheDragon Trixie]] killed Rarity]].
** Applejack breaks down completely when she realizes that turning her back on Twilight when she was scared of falling to darkness contributed to it happening.
** Apple Bloom has one as a result of the double whammy of [[spoiler: accidentally killing Trixie and finding out that she's [[TheChosenOne the Master of Harmony]]]].
* In ''Fanfic/Mutant'', Twilight Sparkle has one after her mother equivalent Kittery Abigail dies.
* ''FanFic/EarthAndSky'': Pipsqueak slips into one through a combination of nearly being killed by the [[PunchClockVillain LaFish brothers]], his self-perceived cowardice during the attack, and the guilt of all the things he's failed at in his life [[spoiler: particularly his breakup with Apple Bloom]] catching up with him. Soarin' manages to talk him out of it [[spoiler: and encourages him to get back together with Apple Bloom]].
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': Twilight gets one during the battle against Nightmare Whisper, because she cannot bear to see how much Fluttershy is suffering. She breaks out of it by the end, though.
* ''FanFic/TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape'': [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] has one when she realizes that not only does her ability to communicate with and calm down living things not work with the [[EldritchAbomination Dark Young]], but that they're not angry or misunderstood -- they are ''actively'' malicious, and they ''want'' to hurt her and the others.
** Spike has one following [[spoiler: Twilight being rendered insane.]]
** Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash all slip into one after [[spoiler: the Cutie Mark Crusaders are hospitalized]]. Dash's case is the worst, since [[BigBad Herald]] manipulated her into thinking it's her fault.
** Fluttershy has another one when Herald {{Breaking Lecture}}s her.
** Pinkie slips into one when Nyarlathotep reveals that he's [[spoiler: stolen the Cutie Mark Crusaders' souls]]. Rarity borders on one herself at the same time.
* Mamoru has on in ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'' when he realizes that not only is [[spoiler: Nanoha not the Serenity he remembers at all, she's found love in someone else.]]
** It's implied that Nanoha was in the workings of one [[spoiler:after she realizes that she really was the reincarnation of Princess Serenity and that she ended up being the complete opposite of how she was now, leading to the destruction of the Moon Kingdom and her ''suicide''.]] She's afraid that those memories would end up trying to change who she is and that she does have to follow them. [[spoiler:Fate [[ScrewDestiny proves otherwise when she]] [[OfficialCouple kisses her.]]]]
* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' [[spoiler: A Particularly nasty version of this happens to Takato once he finally merges with Chaos. Having achieved the full power of God, Takato is overwhelmed by the vastness of creation and suffers a crippling form of identity crisis. Why should he care about himself, his loved ones or existence at all, when each and everyone of those things can be destroyed and remade on a whim? Needless to say, it's rather [[TearJerker disturbing]] To see Takato go from NiceGuy to [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Dr Manhattan]] {{Expy}}]]
* It's almost a regular occurrence in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'', thanks to massive, multiple [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]], TroubledFetalPosition included.
** Beth Lestrade in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'', having gone through a massive TraumaCongaLine, having emotionally abused by [[Literature/SherlockHolmes the man she loves]], [[AttemptedRape nearly raped]], [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath brutally]] ''[[HeroicSacrifice killed]]''... Now, BackFromTheDead, she's reached BrokenBird status and is going through HeroicBSOD, curled up on the floor [[TearJerker near Holmes's chair]].
* ''FanFic/MyLittleCastlevania'': Twilight's been on the edge of one ever since [[spoiler: Shining was bitten.]]
** Sweetie Belle's been in one since the attack on Ponyville.
** Big Macintosh has one when he sees [[spoiler: his father among the zombies.]]
*** Applejack has a worse one when she finds out about this.
** Rarity completely breaks down when [[spoiler: Sweetie Belle is poisoned.]]
* In ''FanFic/FalloutEquestriaPinkEyes'', Puppysmiles gets a couple. First when she accidentally ''KillSat''s the Steel Ranger fortress that she thought her mom was in. The second when [[spoiler: she finds her mom's grave.]]
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama]]'' story, ''Fanfic/{{Legacy}}'', the contestants react to seeing [[spoiler:one of their own violently struck down]] by just standing there, seemingly with no idea of what to do.
** One contestant is completely unable to cope with seeing [[spoiler:his campmate murdered]], leading to his [[NonGameplayElimination withdrawal from the game]].
* In the {{Series/Sherlock}} fanfic ''Fanfic/BakerSchoolBlitz'', [[spoiler: Jim's attempt to seduce John goes fairly awkwardly until Jim suddenly has a violent outburst and implies that he'll just assault John anyways. John's reaction is to completely black out.]] WarriorTherapist Dr. Donovan is able to get him mildly functional afterwards, where John reveals that he's had multiple {{HeroicBSOD}}s because of his Social Anxiety Disorder.
* ''[[Fanfic/AFutureOfFriendshipAHistoryOfHate A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate]]'':
** Twilight has one when [[BigBad Ruinate]] abducts her friends at the beginning of Episode 2, on top of having [[TheWorfEffect defeated the Princesses]] in Episode 1. She's only pulled out of it when Ditzy Doo delivers a letter from Celestia (somehow), which reinspires her.
** The rest of the Mane Six as well later on in the same chapter; upon Ruinate [[spoiler: [[EmptyShell destroying Twilight's soul]]]], they all nearly give up hope, before [[BigGood Amity]] [[DivineIntervention steps in]] [[spoiler: and helps them restore Twilight]].
** In Episode 3, when Fluttershy fears that Rainbow Dash will get herself killed in her rematch with [[ArchEnemy Fury Cross]], she breaks her promise not to tell the others about it. This makes Rainbow Dash explode on her and say that she hates her, causing Fluttershy to sink into depression. They make up later.
** Rarity slips into one in Episode 4 when she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes]] that she's been completely ignoring her friends to spend time with [[LoveInterest Regal Rule]]. And it only gets worse when [[spoiler: Regal turns out to [[BitchInSheepsClothing actually be]] [[EvilPrince Megalos Tyrant]]]]. Her friends showing up [[spoiler: and saving her]] obviously helps.
** Scootaloo has one in Episode 5 when her wish to [[PlotRelevantAgeUp be an adult]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor blows up in her face]]. [[spoiler: Which is [[BatmanGambit exactly]] what [[ManipulativeBastard Miserain]] wanted.]]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8514012/1/Keena-the-Defendants-of-Constan-Magic-Academy Keena & The Defendants Of Constan Magic Academy]]'' has this with Lily, after [[BigBad Eiko]] telling her that she can't have a romantic relationship with Michie due to Lily kissing Akuto on the events of the Daimao anime(Reason why was some sort of reward), even leading her to brief ''SanitySlippage''. She gets better, though, [[ArmorPiercingSlap thanks]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan to]] Michie.
* Lind in ''Fanfic/AhArchfall'' has one of these, [[spoiler:believing that Jago was killed during an avalanche.]]
* In ''Fanfic/HumanCuriosity'', England experiences one when [[spoiler:the HCS forces him to look at Portugal's [[HumanPopsicle frozen solid]] "corpse"]]. Hungary later gets one when she [[spoiler:regains her memories, all at once remembering everything the HCS did to her, along with all the traumatizing experiences she lived through as a Nation]]. And pretty much ''every'' Nation has one when they learn [[spoiler:just how many of their friends and family members the HCS "killed".]]
* ''FanFic/StarsAbove'': [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura]] slips into one when [[spoiler:[[ShapeShifter Desideria]] applies the full force of simultaneous MindRape and ''[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil physical]]'' [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]]. It takes a reminder from [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] that [[YouAreNotAlone she is]] [[MeaningfulEcho not alone]] to snap her out of it.]]
* In the ''HungerGames'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', Vale has a Heroic BSOD after [[spoiler: her ally Kit's death]]. And after [[spoiler: ''she'' dies]], Obsidian has one. (It's debatable whether or not [[spoiler: he ever fully snaps out of it]], although [[spoiler: he does die before too much more time passes]].)
* Basically the entire plot of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9484728/1/Prisoner-of-the-Magic-Kingdom Prisoner of the Magic Kingdom]]... [[OrWasItADream or is it?]]
* Elissa spends almost the entire first half of the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' fic ''FanFic/ShadowAndRose'' focusing all her attention on battling the darkspawn, ensuring the comfort of her companions, and preparing to rebuild the ranks of Ferelden's Grey Wardens. Circumstances being what they are (the fic is a retelling of the game), she really has no opportunity to grieve for the multiple losses she has experienced along the way, so she buries her pain. The trope arrives when she [[spoiler:purchases a gift for her nephew, and doesn't remember until ''after'' she does it that the child was murdered months earlier.]]
* Played with in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' fanfic ''Question of Honor'' during the fight between Joker and Batman at the Prewitt Building where Grace realizes that Joker is preparing to break Batman...
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9048823/26/Harry-Potter-and-the-Four-Heirs Harry Potter and the Four Heirs]]'' Harry had one after being informed that using the recombined Deathly Hallows to drain the magic from Voldemort's spirit indirectly resulted in the death of every marked Death Eater except Snape.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2531438/14/A-Better-Man A Better Man]]'' Hermione sends Ron into one with her flirting as he's trying to ask her to The Yule Ball.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Mega was in the throes of one since about episode 6, and it's only gotten worse over time—especially with the fallout from episode 10.
** [=ProtoMan=] was in one too as of the episode 10 epilogue.
* Several episodes in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' feature them, especially near the end thanks to the numerous [[TraumaCongaLine Trauma Conga Lines]] coming together.
** Episode 74 is an entire chapter of these as the heroes [[spoiler: and Tsali]] discover the conspiracy behind the Metarex war and the tragedy that shook the galaxy.
** Sonic in Episode 75 when he discovers [[spoiler: he was created by Maledict]].
** During the final battle, Cosmo in Episode 77 completely [[TearJerker breaks down]] when she realizes [[spoiler: she has to kill Tails to defeat Dark Tails]].
* John Gage has a few of these in [[http://tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/storiesbytammy.htm this]] ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic series, though it's justified due to this author giving him mild autism. His condition has caused him to go into these mental retreats to cope with trauma since being abused in childhood. The best example is "[[http://tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/missingfamilypart1.htm Missing Family]]'', when Roy and his family are believed dead in a plane crash. John has to be drawn out it by Cap with an old therapy called "rage reduction", which Roy uses once in another story in the series as well. Holding him and letting him struggle lets him expend the anger and despair he's feeling, then brings him to a point where calmly speaking to him and calling his name brings him back to awareness. It nearly hit DespairEventHorizon, but John had dreams and feelings that they were still alive, leading him to go find them after Cap brought him back. The other on, where Roy brings him back, is in "[[http://tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/revengeanemergencystorybytammyb.htm Revenge]]" when John is abducted and tortured.
* ''FanFic/PuellaArcanaSomniatorMadoka'' has [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]] receiving a minor one when she was unable to summon any of her [[Franchise/{{Persona}} Personae]]. The reason why this is minor is because she gets better when she realizes that they can only be summoned in the Witch Barriers, as well as the new world the team explores in, and that it is not permanent, but her small freak-out when she couldn't summon still qualifies.
* In the TeenTitans story ''FanFic/TheMeasureOfATitan'' this can be the only reasonable reaction to [[spoiler: Robin being shot]]. The entire Titans team pretty much goes numb inside, and [[TheHeart Starfire]] copes by [[BewareTheSillyOnes going out and beating senseless any criminal she can find, all night, every night.]]
* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Papa Smurf upon losing his only begotten son Empath to the Psyche Master, assuming that he was killed, suffered about 50 years of this before ThePlague took away his friends and put him in the role of Papa Smurf.
* In ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5007887/1/The-Lancre-Caper-or-The-Perils-of-OverConfidence The Lancre Caper]]'', Assassin and stealth archaeologist Miss Alice Band is inflicted with one of these when trying to dig in Lancre. At the interesting prehistoric stone circle called The Dancers. The Queen of the Elves reads her memories and hits her '''hard''' with emotional scenes from her past, such as her fractured relationship with her father over Alice's [[LesYay gender preferences]]. Alice drags herself out of thoughts concerning her own worthlessness to slay two Elves [[note]] She uses knives with absolutely non-magnetic tungsten blades[[/note]] and force the Queen to retreat.
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