* Chrome Cobra in the ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles'' gets one after beating up a [[HeroicBSOD temporarily]] [[TheBerserker insane]] {{shapeshifting}} comrade.
-->She flew back, bounced on the roof once, went over the side of the building bonelessly. Yelped when she hit the pavement in the alley. [[OhCrap Yelped like a wounded puppy]].
* Oran from ''BrokenSaints'' says this after he attacks his childhood friend Hassan in a cabin fever-induced madness.
* This has a tendency to crop up in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', usually when a 'hero' character kills somebody. An example of this is Julie Mikan after killing Owen Fontaine, going into a HeroicBSOD simultaneously at the relisation that she has actually ended somebody's life.
* Slightly subverted in the ''GaiaOnline'' plot: 247 says the line after killing 013, but ''before'' he knows [[ZombieApocalypse the full consequences of his action]].
** Played a bit more straight when the {{Jerkass}} CorruptCorporateExecutive William F. Drink finally sees the mass chaos for himself and realizes he should have listened to his son all those years ago about the chemical byproduct that trapped the ghosts in their graves and drove them insane.
* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Dr. Briefs yells "WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE??" after Goku blasts himself into space on a ship Dr. Briefs built.
** King Kai gets one too, after realizing that sending Goku home has resulted in him being all alone again. When Bubbles, Gregory and Bojack try to comfort him, he tells them to shut up.
** Bulma gets one when she realizes she hit on [[spoiler: her future son]].
* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', VillainProtagonist Dr. Horrible has one of these moments as he kneels over the body of his would-be LoveInterest, Penny, the innocent victim of his exploding DeathRay. The closing song, "Everything You Ever", is both a celebration of his triumphant victory and a dirge for his lost hope.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is pretty broken up about shooting his childhood icon, Film/MaryPoppins, when she didn't explain all the {{Plot Hole}}s in ''QuestForCamelot''.
** He looked crushed in ''{{Kickassia}}'' right after he accidentally shoots [[spoiler: Santa Christ]].
** Said word-for-word in ''ToBoldlyFlee'' after [[spoiler:The ''U.S.S. Exit Strategy'' and her crew are consumed by the plothole.]]
* She'd never admit it verbally, but WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick draped her dead BFF's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' shirt over a nearby chair in guilty memorial of the Kirk vs. Picard fight that got her killed.
* A villainous - and all the more significant for it - example occurs in A_J of ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' after [[spoiler: she forced Egg into the potentially irradiated and poisonous wasteland above the bunker]].
--> '''''' This is always how it ends. With our betters making an example of us.
--> '''''' … Why then…
--> '''''' Am I not content.
--> '''''' Why then do I feel a grave error has been made.
--> Aimie_Jane lays down the clipboard, finally
--> '''''' What has become of me.
* AvatarTheAbridgedSeries- When [[OnlySaneMan Sokka]] rails against the Inventor, saying he's a traitor '''TO SCIENCE!''' because he is responsible for all of the "Steampunk Nonsense" in the Avatar world, the Inventor tries to defend his claim, saying that steampunk stuff could work and runs on scientific principles. Sokka cuts him off again, mentioning steam-powered jetskis. This leads to the Inventor having a HeroicBSOD while saying the trope word for word at the "horror" he has perpetrated against the world.
* Ayla from the WhateleyUniverse has a bad case of this when after fighting a demon and being taken away, held and questioned by the anti-mutant police, he discovers that the MCO really do send mutants away to be dissected, studied and killed. Given that Ayla used to be Trevor Goodkind, a member of one of the world's richest and most powerful families, and that in some years he donated more to the MCO than some ''countries'', he was indirectly sponsoring the murder of innocents. While a lot of his friends tell him that it's not his fault and he couldn't have known, the principal tells him that even though sponsoring a legal organisation isn't illegal, by her estimate, the MCO are guilty of 90% of the disappearances, and what happened to the other 10% of the children is probably even worse.
* PlayedForLaughs in the "Cake" segment of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnsfV5N2n8 first]] ''ASDFMovie''.
* Geb from TheWanderersLibrary story The Rise of the Steam Soul. “Gods forgive me; I knew not.”
* PlayedForLaughs in the first episode of ''DSBTInsaniT'' by Frog during his TemptingFate moment.
* At one point, a supervillain forces Ultra-Man, a member of the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', into making a SadisticChoice between saving a falling elevator full of school-children, or stopping the detonation of a nuclear weapon (which would have killed the kids in the elevator anyway. He chose stopping the nuclear weapon (and thus saving a city of millions), bawling his eyes out in grief and guilt every inch of the way there.
* Spoofed by TheOnion in [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/my-god-what-have-we-done,31665/ this infographic]].
** Also, "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/what-kind-of-powdered-chocolate-drink-mix-have-we,11350/ What Kind Of Powdered Chocolate Drink Mix Have We Unleashed Upon The World?]]"
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' tells the story of an Anti-Hero who becomes a supervillain in order to do good for her town, which in the process involves some ''very'' questionable tactics. It comes to a head in the early chapters of Arc 27 that she finally realizes that everything she did was all for nothing and regrets it all.
** Eidolon gets hit by one of these and falls into a [[spoiler: fatal]] HeroicBSOD when [[spoiler: Scion]] indicates that [[spoiler: Eidolon may have been responsible for unconsciously creating the Endbringers and thus being indirectly responsible for the millions of people they killed over the last thirty years.]]
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd has this reaction when playing [[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures his own game]] and coming across a ludicrous death trap based on an exaggerated one he made in [[http://youtu.be/FJEXpsDB2XQ?t=1m37s his Super Pitfall review]], then realising he has no-one to blame for it but himself.
-->'''AVGN:''' I can't even blame anyone but myself! '''I''' came up with this! ''What was I thinking?!''
** In fact, this is his reaction to the game in general.
-->'''AVGN:''' I feel like I've played every bad game I ever played all at once. And now others are playing it. Because of ''me''! It's like I shared all my horrible experiences! It's all my fault! ''Fuck this game!'' ''*deletes game from his Commodore 64 after realising he can't physically destroy it*''
* Keela from ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'' goes through this after snapping out of her SuperpoweredEvilSide...until Vampire Lord gives her one hell of a wake-up call.
* The humans in Roleplay/VoidOfTheStars are quite prone to this trope. Especially when they have a religious civil war.
* In the [[VideoGame/WarCraft WarCraft]] animation ''Lords of War'' dedicated to [[TokenGoodTeammate Durotan]] during his youth, he is forced to fend off several [[SavageWolves garn]] to protect his comatose mother. In the heat of battle, Durotan [[UnstoppableRage loses control of his anger]], and kills all of the garn, but also accidentally kills his mother's [[NobleWolf wolf companion]], Stormfang. Durotan is visibly distraught and horrified by what he has done. Later in life, he [[NemeanSkinning wears the wolf's fur]] as a [[ILetGwenStacyDie reminder]] of the wolf's courage and loyalty, but also as a [[MyGreatestFailure reminder]] that even the most noble of orcs can lose themselves to savagery.

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