[[AC: ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'']]
* In ''FanFic/HumanCuriosity'', it's theorized that [[spoiler:the [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] nations]] are experiencing this, leading to Liechtenstein wanting to speak to [[spoiler:Switzerland's body.]] Subverted in that [[spoiler:when France recovers from having been frozen, he could not remember any of that time.]]
* Not all the Nations who died in the ''Fanfic/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsdayStories'' passed on right away when the bombs fell. Some managed to stay alive for some years after, though as a BodyHorror that's slowly falling apart.

[[AC: ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'']]
* Kenpachi's [[TalkingWeapon zanpakutou]] in ''FanFic/{{Sight}}'' is described as being constant agony and is screaming with no one able to save him and his wielder can't save him because he can't hear him. The zanpakutou disturbs Ichigo greatly, but he can't do anything about it.

[[AC: ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'']]
* Examples from [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]]:
** Inflicted by the ''heroes'' in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'' - their final plan is to trap Rupert, Earl, and Retro in paused time forever. [[spoiler:It works.]]
** Implied in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': the MTM defies this by refusing to teleport in an area with high electromagnetism, as it could trap the protagonists in some sort of void forever.
*** Long before this, Calvin himself defies this when Hobbes attempts to initiate a StableTimeLoop.

[[AC: {{Crossover}}]]
* The fate Moriarty intends for Literature/SherlockHolmes after his "rebellion", in the final episode of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. LockedInTheDungeon, submitted to ColdBloodedTorture, and, every now and then, ForcedToWatch [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Beth's death]] on video. And he can do it until Time itself ends, since [[TimeStandsStill Time has broken and no one can age]].
* The people whose minds [[TheVirus Kodachi Kuno]] of ''FanFic/DivineBlood'' devours in order to take over their body as part of her collective are eventually shown as having fragmented pieces of their mental identity remaining in her collective mind as well as their entire souls enslaved to her will. When she manifests in a mindscape shortly before finally being exterminated, the mouths of the multitude of people she'd devoured are shown to be either gagged, [[MouthStitchedShut sewn shut with needle and thread]], ripped out or simply not there.
* Happens to [[DesignatedVictim Twilight Sparkle]] and Fluttershy during the [[SugarApocalypse apocalypse]] in ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria''. [[spoiler: Twilight is [[CannibalismSuperpower absorbed]] by the nascent [[AGodamI Goddess!Trixie]], who has been mutated into an EldritchAbomination by a massive overdose of [[PsychoSerum Impelled Metamorphosis Potion]], becoming [[AssimilationPlot part]] of her subservient HiveMind. Fluttershy survives the initial [[FantasticNuke megaspell exchange]], only to stumble upon a field of mutated [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Poison Joke]] that transforms her into [[BalefulPolymorph a sentient tree]], forcing her to [[ForcedToWatch watch her world suffer, wither, and die.]]]]
* In ''Fanfic/WakingNightmares'', Celestia does this to the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zompony ]] Grey Hoof. Not only was he imprisoned in the ruins of his home, Sunnytown, but a fear spell was placed on the land, one that causes all forms of life (including plant life), to flee in fear and become too afraid to approach. In addition to this, the town itself was shifted into a pocket dimension, ''and'' he was rendered unable to go insane. He's cursed to be alone forever, with no escape...
* In the ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' story, ''A Month of Sundays'', Quetzalcoatl states that he was trapped underneath the remains of an ancient Aztec Temple for 500 years, screaming and begging for someone to help him.
* ''Fanfic/HerShadowedRealm'': Yù (the AlternateUniverse version of [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Jade]] who had FaceHeelTurn) only avoided being [[GoMadFromTheIsolation driven insane by the isolation]] of her [[SealedEvilInACan banishment to the Shadow Realm]] by meditating. A lot.
* CC's immortality already caused her quite a bit of suffering in canon, but in ''Fanfic/LulusBizarreRebellion'' she ends up being used as a reusable blood bag by a group of vampires for centuries before being freed by a Hamon master.
* In ''Fanfic/OpeningDangerousGates'', a Tengu removes ''all five senses'' from the party. Lucy almost goes insane, but realizes she can still move and her keys must still be on her belt even if she can't see or feel them. With a bit of effort, she manages to grab the white key and summon Ulquiorra, and the sheer reiatsu released by his arrival dispels the effect.
* ''FanFic/ShatteredSkies'' opens with a different perspective on the final battle of ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''. We see [[VillainousHarlequin Joker]] alive and conscious after being absorbed into [[BigBad Pierrot's]] body, and he is unable to do anything to stop his emperor's destruction. He subsequently feels the pain of them ''both'' as the Miracle Rainbow Burst hits. That experience and [[VillainousBreakdown the shattering of his faith in Pierrot]] drive him insane... [[UpToEleven well, more insane than he was already]].
** [[spoiler:It also applies to all the captive magical girls grafted to Joker's [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Merry-Go-Round]], who are subjected to constant, unending agony until their collective desire to "Make it stop!" causes an [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ Omniversal Metaphysical Negation]].]]
* ''FanFic/AStormOfChaosADoctorWhoovesAdventure'' features both a pre-Season 3 Discord and a [[spoiler: post ''Five Doctors'' Borusa]]. A little bit of a theme, yeah.
* In ''Fanfic/SuperSentaiVsPowerRangersTheLiveblog'', main villain [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Radiguet]] has the Scouts' souls trapped in the elemental stones of the fallen monsters, and the energies from it make the heroes vessels for the new souls, turning them into the Fallen Scouts. Every time a Fallen Scout uses a powerful attack, a part of the original Scout's soul vanishes, much to the horror of the All-Stars. The Scouts can do nothing but watch as they are forced to fight their friends and transform into hideous beasts, but they later gain the strength to break the spell.
* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Monster X spent about 72253 days, or 198 years, entombed within the giant asteroid Gorath, with only his own voice and nightmares for company. He didn't go insane, but by the time he was released, he had lost all his memories. His SuperPoweredEvilSide Kaizer Ghidorah has it even worse. Whenever he's not in control, he's trapped inside a cage deep within X's mindscape, but aware of everything.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'':
** Gendo and all SEELE's members fates: [[spoiler:Their souls were ripped from their bodies and imbedded in the walls of the properly named Hall of Torment, where they'd remain trapped for all eternity.]]
--->He was at the Hall of Torment.\\
The senior members of SEELE and his father were imbedded in the walls, ceiling, and floor of this place, screaming in agony, their souls trying to claw their way out of membranes of unreality that would trap them for all eternity.
** Later on, [[spoiler:the Chaos Gods]] would use this same method to punish child abusers and human traffickers.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11567521/18/Is-Your-Great-Aunt-an-AI Is Your Great-Aunt an AI?]]'' Voldemort's consciousness [[ItMakesSenseInContext is put into a potato.]]
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' You have a mouth, and I'm sure you must scream. But nobody is going to help you.
* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Queen Beryl's final punishment for her minions' failures is Eternal Sleep, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin eternal]] imprisonment in a [[CrystalPrison crystal]] that provides perfect isolation from the outside world. Meaning, the prisoner is completely immobilised and suffers from total sensory deprivation. Sooner or later everyone goes insane. While Jadeite, Mareki and Umbra were saved in time, poor Tiger unfortunately wasn't.
* In ''Fanfic/OutOfTheCornerOfTheEye'', Francis White was rendered immortal by Nyarlathotep, and then flayed. While insanity has helped him cope with the pain, one of his [[ApocalypticLog journal entries]] reveals just how much constant agony he's trapped in.

[[AC: ''Franchise/TheDCU'']]
* There is a bit of controversy in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fandom over whether the fate of [[spoiler:Terra]], who was [[TakenForGranite transformed into stone]] at the end of season two [[spoiler:and ''possibly'' revived in the series finale]], involved this or not. Creepily, a few particularly [[DieForOurShip vindictive]] FanFic writers have her remain conscious during her stone imprisonment, going against the [[{{Fanon}} fan consensus]] that she is[[spoiler:/was]] probably unconscious or in a death-like state. Those who see her as TheWoobie sometimes do this as well to portray her in a [[TrueArtIsAngsty more sympathetic and tragic light]].
* In the series [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8700173/1/Lex-Luthor-Triumphant Lex Luthor Triumphant]], Lex Luthor [[spoiler: traps Superman, keeping him powerless with a combination of red sun rays and brain surgery.]] He develops an interface that allows him to [[spoiler: control Superman's body and has him kill Lois Lane, after she finds out he captured, lobotomized and skinned Superman, and that selling his eyes, skin, teeth, and fingernails]] has made Luthor even richer than before.
* In the ''Fanfic/TeenTitansSaga'', this is [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Veneficus]]' ultimate fate, as he is [[spoiler: trapped in the void between dimensions with no means of escape. And since demons appear to be immortal barring being killed by someone else...]]

[[AC: ''Manga/DeathNote'']]
* Fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/428612?view_adult=true ''Plaything of the Gods'']] focuses on this happening to Light. He learns that the Shinigami King has come to Earth and he's told by Ryuk that the King is looking for him. Light sets up the stage so that he can meet the King and become more powerful. What Ryuk failed to mention was that the King will violate his body. Multiple times. He spends weeks being drugged and raped by the King and is practically begging for someone to help him. What truly makes this horrifying is that he gets sealed in by the task force and is going to spend ''years'' as the King's sex toy. But hey, at least he'll be powerful like he [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wanted]].

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'']]
* FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe: [[spoiler: When the Pixies and the Anti-Fairies attempts to kill Timmy and Amanda, Norm who was watching and has grown attached to Amanda, [[PapaWolf does not take it well]]. After Amanda wishes that the Pixies and Anti-Fairies couldn't try to do this again, Norm traps them in a pocket dimension indefinitely. Of course, Norm ''might'' come around and ask for a favor from them for good behavior, but it fits.]]

[[AC: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'']]
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/465623/1/The-Terra-Episode The Terra Episode]]'' details Tina Branford's life before the events of the game. [[spoiler:Faced with neurological death by the Slave Crown, Tina begs the Guardian - a stranger she worked for on the promise of secrets revealed - for an alternate option. The Guardian offers to try and preserve Tina's consciousness instead, but her body will still be under her captors' control. Tina invokes this trope shortly afterwards.]]:

[[AC: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'']]
* In ''[[http://ff.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=544199653 Need for Control]]'', [[spoiler:Hojo had put Vincent through this as a method of torture that left him unable to function as a 'free' human being]]:
-->'''Vincent''': [[spoiler:"After my arm was removed, I was rendered unconscious again. When I awoke, I had no idea where I was. I found myself in the dark, unable to move. I couldn’t feel my body or hear anything. Even the air around me seemed to lack any type of smell whatsoever. At first, I found this to be a relief, thinking that if nothing else, that I wasn’t being tortured. However, that complete lack of external stimulation began to do something to me. Time seemed to have stopped, and I had no idea of how long I had been in there. I began to wonder if I was even alive… Not being able to feel, see, or hear anything does something to you after a time. I began to long for the torture. At least when that had been happening to me, I knew that I was alive."]]
** However, that's not even the worst of it, as it's stated that [[spoiler:all the time that Vincent was in the coffin before you find him? He's in that state. Twenty-seven to thirty years of it.]]
--> '''Vincent''': [[spoiler:"He put me back in the dark…I never even knew what it was that I’d done wrong… He just put me back in the dark and forgot about me… Twenty-seven years, Cid… I was in there for as long as I had been alive before Hojo had put me in there…"]]
* In ''FanFic/OffTheLine'' Vincent is trapped in a [[InsideAComputerSystem virtual reality game]] for 15 years where he can never sleep or let his guard down without risking being killed by players or the game's moderator and no one until Rainstorm had ever realized that he was a person. As a consequence his mind is a wreck and he can't remember anything outside of his own name because he never had the chance to rest, thus he couldn't properly process his memories.
* In ''FanFic/EirsTommorrow'', during the ApocalypseHow and death of his original timeline, Cloud cannot die and has to watch everyone he loves, his home and the world die and he could do nothing to change anything.

[[AC: ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''[=/=]''FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'']]
* In ''FanFic/AtGatesEdge'' when Edward died and became a ghost, he has been trapped in an office, unable to look outside and unable to be seen or heard by anyone for seven years. But this changes when Roy is able to see him.

[[AC: ''Literature/HarryPotter'']]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4632698/7/The-Prince-Of-Gryffindor The Prince of Gryffindor]]'' Harry turns Voldemort into a jellyish goo and traps him in an unbreakable, unopenable jar, then throws it through the Veil of Death.
* Another fic (can't remember the name) has Harry sabotaging Voldemort's rebirth ritual by throwing all kinds of random debris like twigs into the cauldron. The result is an immortal blob of flesh in the shape of that very cauldron, without any distinct external or internal features. The Department of Mysteries keeps it, but never manages to figure out what it is.

[[AC: ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'']]
* In ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'', if Haruhi had been found guilty during the court case arc, she would have been sentenced to the same fate as [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Prometheus]].

[[AC: ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'']]
* The Kin of FanFic/{{Hivefled}} are the ghosts of trolls tortured to death by the Grand Highblood, trapped in a metaphysical dark room for thousands of years and potentially forever. They still carry the wounds of their death, which may still hurt, and the Highblood can come in and make more use of them any time he feels like it.

[[AC: ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'']]
* In the A dance of Shadow and Light series by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3779251/Ocadioan Ocadioan]], it is revealed at the end of [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9998018/1/Phoenix-fire Phoenix-fire]] to be the ultimate fate of [[spoiler: [[DeathSeeker Mercury]] ]]. To be more precise, [[spoiler: [[TailorMadePrison his soul is bound to the core of the earth for (possibly) all eternity]], after his story-long [[ThanatosGambit Thanatos Gambit]] finally plays out.]]

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'']]
* At the end of ''Night of the Mannequins'', Gaz is turned into a store mannequin after sneaking into the mall at night to be first in line for the new Game Slave 3. Worse still, she's put in a display window ''directly across'' from the store selling them, and it's strongly implied she's still aware.
* In ''Virtual Reality, Real Terror'', a group of students and teachers -- sick of Gaz's constant bullying (which she [[KarmaHoudini gets away with]] because of her father) -- hire an entity known as the Exile to deal with her. It does this by [[spoiler: absorbing her into itself, wherein she's kept alive indefinitely, but unable to move or speak (or, in keeping with this trope, even scream), and forced to experience first-person recreations of every act of violence she's ever committed against anyone else.]]
* The works of [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/954964/HeCallsMeHisChild HeCallsMeHisChild]] feature a species of shapeshifting, blob-like predators called Morflar, which feed on Irkens. Once absorbed, the Irkens are robbed of movement and every sense except tactile feeling, which means they can't even scream as all they feel is themselves being ''digested'' (and due to the Irkens' HealingFactor, this process takes about a ''century''). In two different continuities, this fate befalls [[spoiler: Tallest Red]].
* In ''FanFic/InvaderZimTheSeries'', this is the final fate of [[MadScientist Zoburg]], crucified to a rocket and shot into orbit, but with his pressurized armor keeping him alive indefinitely.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Mad World|Invader Zim}}'', [=PAKs=] store the minds of Irkens and can be transferred into new bodies, but Defectives are blocked from this, leaving them aware but totally sightless and immobile forever if their bodies die. [[spoiler: Zim's was [[UpToEleven modified]] by the Tallest to trap his mind in a recreation of his worst moment (learning of his exile to Earth) on loop. By the time that Dib saves him, he's been practically broken.]]

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'']]
* In ''Fanfic/AgesOfShadow'', Jade -- having become a FallenHero -- is [[SealedEvilInACan permanently banished to the Shadow Realm]], where she is left entirely alone. By the time the story starts, she's already been in there for ''centuries'' ([[TimeAbyss if not longer]]), and it goes on even longer before she reencounters people (specifically, from an AlternateUniverse) again. By this point, she's gone past the point of insanity, become something of a CrazyCatLady with her shadow serpents (case in point, she's convinced herself that her [[TalkingToThemself conversations with herself]] are actually with them) and [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget forgotten key chunks of her past life]].
* In ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', [[spoiler: after [[VillainProtagonist Jade]] transforms and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashes]] Viper into [[TheDragon Hebi]], the latter explains that Viper is trapped in her own mind and unable to stop her new persona. A scene in the seventh interlude shows this from her perspective, and it's a never-ending nightmare of being crushed and bound, with no sense of self or time, with only the briefest glimpses of what's happening outside.]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'']]
* [[http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php?id=19769&cid=49552&submit=View The Legend of Link: Lucky Number 13]] has a love affair with this trope.
** [[spoiler:Link Sr]] was sealed alone in [[spoiler:the Fierce Deity mask]] for almost a century. He describes the ordeal as [[AngstWhatAngst "goddamn annoying"]]. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the fact that he ''can'' [[spoiler:and does]] free himself without help, it just takes time.
** Magi is considerably less fortunate. As punishment for [[spoiler:ordering Link's people and family murdered ''just to get to him'']], he is chained in a SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere for roughly a decade while insects devour his honey-covered, disembodied heart over and over again.
** The goddesses are implied to suffer this [[spoiler:after Link awakens as the God of Fear]] and chains them to [[spoiler:Fate and Destiny's]] former throne, but no details are given.
** Link himself suffers this during his four seven-year naps when [[spoiler:the goddesses see fit to send his mind through the Ocarina of Time adventure "about 3,500 times give or take a few hundred, each year, and in each timeline" for a total of 98,000 times over 28 years]] all for the purpose of refining his instincts to create as powerful a warrior as possible. They even had to [[spoiler:tinker with his mind by building a "wall" around those instincts]] to contain them.

[[AC: ''Disney/TheLionKing'']]
* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', [[spoiler: the immortal cub Shocker is buried alive by the Interceptor, stuck in an endless cycle of death and rebirth.]]

[[AC: ''LordOfTheRings'']]
* In the fanfic ''FanFic/{{Left}}'', Frodo regains consciousness after being stung by Shelob, but is unable to move or to tell Sam he's still alive.

[[AC: ''Franchise/MassEffect]]''
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8688354/1/Crucible Crucible]]: The bare-faced turian a.k.a. the GrimReaper, [[spoiler: who turned out to be [[Franshise/MassEffect Shepard]]'s father]], gave one to the doctor who destroy his wife and daughter's life by creating an accident that left the man totally paralyzed. According to the him, [[AndIMustScream he would have to lay there immobile, imprisoned in his own body until its withered away to nothing, until Sol burned the sky away and nothing else remain]]... [[FateWorseThanDeath but then he maybe even survive]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever even that since his tormentor still hadn't decide about it yet]].
** General Marius, a racist, child-molesting (two of his victims were [[ParentalIncest his daughter and nephew]]) turian was subjected to a similar fate but in his case, it was much faster. Garrus's dad, Avitus, poisoned him with a drug that left him paralyzed but still fully aware his surrounding, then the PapaWoft ripped Marius's heart out of his body while he was in that state.
** Tali in the BadFuture, meanwhile, was forced by [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Gaius]] to see him killed her daughter, then he tied her to a pillar with her own guts, keeping her alive with nanomachines to make her watching him destroyed Rannoch and pushed the whole Quarian race to extinction.
** [[SealedEvilInACan Makerm was sealed away by his wife]] to prevent him from massacring everyone outside the North. Just like all examples above, he still has full awareness. Unfortunately, because of that, he constantly tried to process his descendants to escape, leading to Garrus's grandfather's death before the series's start.[[AC: ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'']]
* In the fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8650546/1/Two-Moons Two Moons]], Deidara's soul is removed from his body during a fight with Orochimaru, and takes up residence in the back of Itachi's head. Fittingly, Deidara isn't pleased (he actually does scream for quite a bit), and is completely incapable of getting even ''Itachi'' to realize he's there. He is also incapable of sleeping, and has to experience every thought and every bit of sensory input that Itachi does. The author admits that writing a chapter sometimes makes her head hurt as much as the readers'.
* One can almost pity Madara in ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection''. [[spoiler: Hinata's Singularity Rasangan atomizes him, and according to the description seems to slow down time like a real black hole. Due to his immortality being tied to his eyes, he doesn't die until they are consumed. And fittingly, he tries to scream in pain but the sound cannot escape.]]

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'']]
* Happens in the story ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7046752 Tender Words]]'' when Marinette is akumatized into Seamstress, though Chat Noir is able to free her from it. Whereas most akuma-possessed victims are BrainwashedAndCrazy but fairly autonomous and [[MoreThanMindControl acting on their own desires]] unless Hawkmoth [[VillainOverride steps in]], Marinette is completely under Hawkmoth's control from the start and is visibly distressed by what's she's forced to do (which is still connected to what caused him to target her, namely Chloe humiliating her when she confessed her feelings to Adrien), and unlike presumably all victims in the show, she remembers every detail when it's over. The reason for this disparity is that she actually [[ShutUpHannibal refused]] Hawkmoth's DealWithTheDevil only for him to override her, to the point of sewing her mouth shut during her transformation.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
* In one alternate ending to the infamous fanfic ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie, unable to cope with the guilt of what she did under the influence of a Parasprite, voluntarily submitted herself to this via TakenForGranite.]]
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'':
** Twilight Sparkle spends the first portion of the story trapped in her own mind, forced to watch as her SuperpoweredEvilSide, Nihilus, repeatedly tries to kill her friends.
** Nihilus in turn does this to Rainbow Dash, subjecting her to a MindRape spell called the Insanity, which changes her into an insane, nigh-amnesiac berserker who serves as Nihilus' [[TheDragon Dragon]], with Dash stuck inside and tortured if she tries to fight back.
** A flashback shows [[BigBad Titan]] apparently subjecting [[EvilVersusEvil Discord]] to this (we only get vague details about it) after Discord [[spoiler: caused the death of Titan's son]]. It's strongly implied that Celestia and Luna's defeat of Titan is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero what allowed Discord to escape]]. Though to be fair, Discord is considered the LesserOfTwoEvils between him and Titan [[spoiler:to the point the heroes actually ''free him'' to form an EnemyMine against Titan.]]
* ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Dinky's fate in the BadFuture was to be turned into a filly-shaped muffin. When she's restored by the Elements of Harmony a thousand years later, it's revealed that ''she was completely aware of everything the entire time''.
** Also in the BadFuture, it turns out this was Fluttershy's fate as well. [[spoiler: Fluttercruel, like in the main timeline, is a separate entity from Fluttershy who was granted control of their body. Unlike in the main POV verse, however, Dark World Fluttercruel remained in control and was raised by Discord instead of Fluttershy, becoming an even bigger monster than him, while Fluttershy was forced to watch all the horrible things she did. And on top of that, it turns out Fluttercruel liked to ''torture'' Fluttershy in their mindscape [[ForTheEvulz for fun]]. Fortunately, Cadence's spirit eventually managed to save Fluttershy's soul, though only after five hundred years of all this.]]
** [[spoiler: Turns out, even ''Discord himself'' was subjected to this in Dark World. [[KnightTemplar Nightmare Paradox]] has kept him trapped in a GroundhogDayLoop that always ends in the deaths of his daughter and himself for somewhere in the equivalent of ''a few hundred million years''. It's so bad that when he gets DraggedOffToHell and horribly killed by his family for his crimes over ''a billion times'', he doesn't mind in the least, as it's ''relaxing'' compared to what Paradox put him through.]]
*** To put this in perspective, according to a LooseCanon RecursiveFanfiction, [[spoiler: [[TheStarscream the Valeyard]] considers his fate less horrific than what Paradox did to Discord. The Valeyard is saying this while in ''{{Hell}}''.]]
** Sweetheart's little sister Cream ended up suffering this in Sweetheart's ''7 Dreams/Nightmares'' story. The shock from the explosion that [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class2}} destroyed G2 society]] ended up "locking her in", meaning her body was paralyzed to the point she couldn't even speak (worse, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locked-in_syndrome this is a real condition]]), but she was completely aware and conscious of everything. [[spoiler: Including being [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath dragged off and torn apart by mutants created by the explosion]], taking this trope literally in that she literally ''couldn't'' scream. Worse in that because of her condition, they may simply have went straight to eating her alive. Thankfully, during a CosmicRetcon that Applebloom does after [[EndOfTheWorldSpecial hijacking the Rumors and using them to fix the timeline]], Sweetheart now gained HealingHands powers from the disaster, which she used to heal her, avoiding this awful fate.]]
** In the Shining Armor Arc, it turns out that [[spoiler: [[BigBad Makarov's]] [[CoDragons Alicorn Cyborgs]] were all ponies he abducted and forcibly transformed. Now they're trapped in their own twisted bodies, unable to stop themselves from killing at his whim.]]
** In "Character Rerailment", Silver Spoon becomes trapped in a nightmare where she's forced to live through the events of the episode "One Bad Apple", unable to control her body and forced to watch and listen as herself, Diamond Tiara, and Babs Seed make the Cutie Mark Crusaders (who had become her friends earlier) suffer. She eventually finds the strength to break free.
-->'''Silver Spoon's thoughts''': Daddy! Something's wrong with me!...Listen to me daddy! Please! I'm not happy! I'm ''scared''! Can't you see that?!
-->'''Silver Spoon's thoughts''': I want to cry...But I just keep smiling...
** At the end of the Wedding Arc, [[spoiler: Cadence -- now the Queen of the Changelings -- does this to Kabuto, Chrysalis' sociopathic MadScientist. As punishment for his countless crimes, she has him [[SealedEvilInACan sealed inside]] ''the sun'', completely aware and in agony, for a length of time no less than the number of years equal to those his victims might have lived. He'll be there for several generations, at least.]]
** Ironically, in the same arc [[spoiler: Fluttershy reinstates to the interviewers that this is what Celestia would've have done to Fluttershy in a fit of rage had Nightmare Whisper fiasco ended with the deaths of thousands of unborn foals.]]
* Played with in ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': [[spoiler: Horizon's conscious mind was destroyed when [[WickedWitch Zemblani]] [[PoweredByAForsakenChild used his lifeforce to force open the Gate of Tartarus]]. However, his subconscious (which, by now, is basically a separate entity) survived, and is now stuck in a virtual limbo, in constant agony and only able to experience life through the eyes of the Echoes attached to Horizon's remaining lifeforce.]]
* ''FanFic/{{Progress}}'' has Luna trapping Discord in a dream-world and turning his mental self to stone. Since his physical body also suffered this fate, Discord is effectively sentenced to [[ComicBook/TheSandman Eternal Waking.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments'', Twilight Sparkle was [[TakenForGranite turned into a crystal statue]], [[LiterallyShatteredLives split into a large number of fragments]], and thrown across TheMultiverse. She's still conscious within the fragments.
* Some of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mane Cast]] in ''[[Fanfic/SweetiesMansion Sweetie's Mansion]]'' is this when they temporarily become Sweetie's SpiritAdvisor to help her defeat their ghostly selves whenever she takes a picture of one. [[spoiler:Luna on the other hand is well aware that her spirit is under the control of Specter but she can't stop herself from attacking Sweetie Belle, Luna can only warn her what her ghostly self is about to do like the mane cast who became [[SpiritAdvisor Spirit Advisors]] for Sweetie.]]
* In ''Fanfic/PagesOfHarmony'', after [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle]] kills [[spoiler: the other Elements of Harmony]], they don't move on to the afterlife. Instead, they're [[spoiler: trapped in a limbo-like state where they can see and hear Twilight, but she can only hear them. And ''their [[MindRape Mind Raped]] personalities are still intact even after they die'']].
* Plenty to go around in FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum. Due to it being a [[DeconstructorFleet Deconstructive]] HateFic to the TCB genre (especially the works of Chatoyance), it's a given that [[BalefulPolymorph ponification]] is this. The author Redskin 122004, however, went ''[[UpToEleven above and beyond]]'' in making it horrifying though, and they're frequently referred to as [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul perpetually]] [[StepfordSmiler smiling]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zom]][[ExtremeDoormat bies]] on the tropes page and among the fans. The single crowning moment of NightmareFuel for them, however, has to be [[spoiler: the fact that the human converts' souls are literally ''broken to pieces'' and bound to Queen Celestia and Tirek's will. Even worse, according to the Zebra shaman Quagga, it is utterly ''impossible'' to repair said souls; only death will make the newfoals' souls whole again. Meaning even if the Queen and the bag are defeated, only [[MercyKill mass]] [[GenocideDilemma euthanasia]] will set their souls free.]]
--> Marcus (describing the potion): "Rewrites a person into a pony... changes their body, their mind, binds their soul in chains... takes them away from you."
** The WhamEpisode chapter ''For Whom the Bell Tolls'' reveals [[spoiler: that this is also the case for the TCB Universe's Mane Six. When Canon!Luna [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind fishes around in TCB!Twilight's mind]] to gather some information, she discovers that Queen Celestia personally {{Mind Rape}}d each of the girls by imprisoning them in their own minds and then implanting evil new personalities to drive their bodies around to carry out her will. All the TCB!Mane Six could do over the three long years of the war was helplessly watch on as their controlled bodies commit MoralEventHorizon grade acts against the humans and other species of Equis. TCB!Twilight herself is reduced to a horribly [[BreakTheCutie broken]] and [[InelegantBlubbering sobbing]] wreck who desperately begs Luna to kill her already and stop the madness]].
* In ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'', [[spoiler: Trixie's soul is half devoured by the Alicorn Amulet at the end of ''Book IS'', leaving it trapped inside her comatose body, begging for death.]]
* ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'':
** Trixie has a nightmare where she's unable to move, speak, or scream while Gear Shift, Cover Story, and a mysterious stranger order her chest cut open with a machine right out of an alien abduction story. [[spoiler:She eventually guesses that it wasn't a dream, but a memory.]] Later, Lightning Dust admits she had the same nightmare.
** Gear Shift and Cover Story brainwash Lightning Dust into a minion. When the Mane Six and Trixie manage to free her from the control, she reveals she was aware the whole time, a prisoner in her own body.
* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/301241/1/a-crazed-gleam/providing-immoral-support A Crazed Gleam]],'' Discord shows Starlight Glimmer a BadFuture resulting from her actions, where the changelings conquered all of Equestria and modified the pony race to serve as their food and power sources, which they accomplished by using magical genetic engineering to reduce the ponies to a race of identical mass-produced, fetus-like creatures incapable of feeling anything but love. After a final HannibalLecture, Discord punishes Starlight by transforming her into a fetal love-pony and inserting her into the timeline to be used as a living power source for the changelings, with her mind completely intact. It also counts as IronicHell for her, since she is now in a world where everypony is equal and contributes exactly the same to society, her lifelong goal.
* In ''FanFic/{{The Lunar Guardsman}}'' Luna's stay in the moon is suspected to be this. A thousand years infused with the moon, with no body to control, alone and with nothing else but her own voice in her head screaming for help. She has constant nightmares that she's still there unless Raegdan is close to keep the fear away, and tried to commit suicide when she scared herself that her sister might send her back again someday.
* The BigBad and [[spoiler:[[LongLostRelative Celestia and Luna's older sister]]]] Astelle in ''FanFic/PrincessTrixieSparkle'' is revealed to have been trapped in a tapestry for most the time prior to the events of the story.
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler: The final fate of the soul that had been the Nightmare - dropped into a pit of monsters that were sealed away before time began and would remain there until time ended without any power and unable to die or defend itself.]]

[[AC: ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'']]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Don Barceló’s fate, a blood-thirsty tyrant that ruled Buenos Aires. Psychic soldiers put him into a mental loop where he relived every torture, rape and murder he had ever committed - including sensory feeds- from the victim’s point of view. And there were hundreds of victims! A medical clip also prevented him from passing out and dehydrating. It was agreed leave him like that for a while and then hanging him.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': [[spoiler:Gendo]]'s fate. He [[spoiler:falls into a coma. Later he becomes kind of aware, but his whole body is completely paralyzed and he can't communicate with anybody]]. He wonders if this is his punishment, since he [[spoiler:can't even kill himself to try and see Yui again.]]

[[AC: ''Fanfic/NewLookSeries]]''
* [[spoiler: It happens to Young Link in Link's New Look: Playing Princess where due to Peach's "special" perfume he was forced to act like a girly princess while he was unable to do anything about it.]]
** [[spoiler: A similar fate happens to Ben Tennyson in Ben's New Look: Mallrats where due to Gwen's Feminisa poseon spell he was forced to act like a girly girl in a crowded mall while he can't do anything about it.]]
* It also happened to every boy [[spoiler: except ironically Naruto himself]] in Naruto's New Look due to the caged bird seal [[spoiler: used by Shizune.]]

[[AC: ''Manga/OnePiece'']]
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', this is quoted in full by Dragon [[spoiler:as he witnesses the BodyHorror of the Straw Hats stuck in Lily Carnation]].
** Played for laughs; Spandam somehow remains conscious through all of Franky and Robin's [[BattleDiscretionShot graphic]] retribution - although it doesn't quite count, since he still can scream.

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'']]
* ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' has two particular instances of this:
** [[spoiler: Mewtwo's]] fate at the hands of Ho-oh, who turned him into a conscious puppet that can't take any action, even self defense, without some sort of command.
** [[spoiler: Manaphy]] gets frozen in a pyramid of of ice by [[OlympusMons Kyogre]].

[[AC: ''PowerRangers'']]
* Much like in ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Jadeite's {{Expy}} Phaedos gets the same [[HumanPopsicle freezing]] treatment in ''FanFic/PowerRangersGPX''.

[[AC: ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'']]
* ''Song of the Phoenix''. The souls of certain victims of Jusenkyo --the ones who originally drowned in the springs to create the curses in the first place-- are trapped in the waters. Some of them "sleep" in blissful oblivion... others exist in absolute, endless darkness as nothing but thinking souls, for however many thousands of years it takes for someone to fall in the spring and, if they're exceedingly lucky, hitch a ride in their body. They can only watch from ''within'' the body, unable to interact, until the cursed person dies and the other soul is allowed to manifest briefly. And then they go right back into the spring, and the darkness... It is explicitly stated that the soul of the Drowned Girl from the spring that cursed Ranma went through this for 1500 years, to the other characters' horror.

[[AC: ''Franchise/SilentHill'']]
* ''Praying in Vain'': Over the course of the story the protagonist finds and frees the victim/s and the murderer/s of several killings throughout the town's history, trapped in its DarkWorld ''ever since they were killed'' and continually experiencing their moment of death (including but not limited to bleeding to death, dismemberment and immolation). It's heavily implied that ''every single person'' killed there is in a similar state, forever tortured to sustain the town's GeniusLoci and at the end, though pissed at the loss of its food, the personification of the aforementioned loci assures the protagonist that she has accomplished nothing, and that ''there is plenty more where they came from''.

[[AC: ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'']]
* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'': This is the result of [[MindRape hearing the voice of]] [[EldritchAbomination Dark Tails]] or [[spoiler: being killed by him]]. He completely hijacks their bodies while the victim is aware and ForcedToWatch the whole time. And then, when they die, he takes their souls and assimilates them into his own, [[FateWorseThanDeath using their screams of eternal torment as conduits of Dark Chaos Energy]]. Both [[spoiler: Venus the Seedrian]] and [[spoiler: Trinity]] suffer this fate.
** If you're a woman in the Emirate of Mecca, the Muslims turn you into a living broodmother and force you to constantly give birth after being raped by impregnation machines - and make you nearly immortal so you won't die in childbirth.
** [[spoiler: Tails]] ends up in this fate during the final battle. Dark Tails possessed him and rapidly mutates his body, causing his limbs and body parts to start rotting off. Then they begin to regrow and fall off again and again and again. And for bonus points his jaw falls off, leaving him unable to even scream. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Cosmo gives him a MercyKill]].
** Interestingly, this trope could describe Maledict himself; he's a HumanoidAbomination trapped in a decaying physical body for the past five hundred trillion years, slowly watching his empire and the universe come to ruin - and if he dies, it'll spell the end of everything he's worked for.
** Tsali's body never physically accepted his [[spoiler: UnwillingRoboticisation]]; his remaining biological parts are completely infected and gangrenous, keeping him in constant agony. He never grows or ages either, and he's nearly impossible to destroy. Of course, this simply causes him to [[AxCrazy unleash his terrible pain and rage upon others instead]].
*** The Episode 71 rewrite reveals he was awake and aware the entire time during his [[spoiler: roboticisation by the Seedrians]]. No wonder he [[spoiler: [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murdered the entire Seedrian race]] when he finally freed himself]]...

[[AC: ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'']]
* In ''Fanfic/SummerCrowns'', this is Rodrik Greyjoy's fate. He was captured by Tywin's forces during the Greyjoys' failed attack on Lannisport. Last we heard, Tywin was sending him home piece by piece until Balon withdrew from Lannister territory. [[FridgeHorror And seeing as Balon never met Tywin's demands...]]

[[AC: ''Manga/SoulEater'']]

* Remember Vajra, [[BigBad Kishin Asura's]] weapon partner who was [[CannibalismSuperpower eaten by Asura?]] In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10235207/1/Mad-Love Mad Love]], it turns out that he was EatenAlive and is ''still living and conscious inside Asura's body,'' and was [[FateWorseThanDeath imprisoned for eight hundred years along with him.]] He can still hear what's going on outside, but he can't see, move, or transform back to human form.
--> ''Thinking of all they have lost and all that they can never be again, Vajra feels as if Shinigami ripped him apart too, and he wishes so badly it'' hurts ''that he could still scream.''

[[AC: ''Franchise/StarTrek'']]
* The {{MST}} of the Star Trek {{Marissa Picard}} fanfic ''Falling into Command'': A briefer and more thankfully resolved example; Crow's attempt at sunbathing on the SOL goes horribly wrong.
-->''[He] moves his mouth as if to speak, but no words come out. He tries to sit up, but his back stretches like taffy and he is pulled back to a lying position.''.

[[AC: ''Franchise/StarWars'']]
* The fate of anyone who is subject to [[DemonicPossession Forceless possession]] in ''[[FanFic/StarWarsParanormalitiesTrilogy Paranormalities]]''. Not only do Forceless completely hijack the host's body and [[BodyHorror physically shape (read: mutilate) it to their desire]], the victim is [[ForcedToWatch consciously aware of what is happening to him/her]] and only those with Force Sensitivity can tell of their predicament. Death is a mercy for those who have been possessed [[spoiler: (especially for Dynn Manthis)]]. [[spoiler: So far, the only exceptions to this rule are those who willingly serve the Forceless Collective, Maesterus and Zolph Vaelor. Maesterus and Zolph are part of the same bloodline, and the immunity has strengthened every generation. Maesterus was still mutated by the Forceless symbiote, but he eventually became immune to the body-jacking, while Zolph was always immune to possession altogether, thus making him the number one threat to the Collective.]]

[[AC: ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'']]
* In Part 2 of ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'', this is [[spoiler: Cackletta's final fate, in which her 'Second Life' spell in combination with Alpha's nanomachines will leave her in a perpetual state of life and death until the spell runs out.]]

* Up until the first chapter of Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis, [[spoiler: Rin Satsuki]] had spent years as a [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed]] WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds [[SealedGoodInACan In A Can]]

[[AC: ''{{Tron}}'']]
* {{Tron}} {{Fanon}} holds that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy rectification]] is like this, the poor Program intermittently conscious and aware of the horrible things s/he is doing to serve their "masters," but unable to stop themselves from carrying it out.

[[AC: ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'']]
* In ''Through Her Eyes'', Jacob Black- now [[RonTheDeathEater an insane rapist]] indirectly responsible for Bella being turned into a vampire because he delivered a serious beating to her that she could never have survived otherwise- is punished for his final attack by Bella using her powers to completely shut down Jacob's senses; he is still alive, but has been rendered blind, deaf, and dumb, totally unaware of anything around him, with his wolf status meaning that he could theoretically stay in that state forever depending on his potential lifespan.

[[AC: ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'']]
* Early in a ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' fan fic, the main character suffers sleep paralysis ''in his bathtub'' and wakes up right before drowning. As if that wasn't horrifying enough, the character is later kidnapped by the villains and forcefully possessed by an evil spirit. He likens it to the episode he suffered earlier, ''except he actually drowns''.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'']]
* In ''FanFic/WithThisRing'', Michel Siskin was one of the psychics used to create Terror Thing, only his soul was trapped inside and couldn't get out again.

[[AC: ''Anime/YuGiOh'']]
* In ''[[Fanfic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor Yu-Gi-Oh The Thousand Year Door, Redux]]'', the Shadow Queen spent the first few three centuries of so of her millennium-long imprisonment like this; she was manacled tightly in a very small, dark cell, unable to move a muscle, fully awake and aware. For much of the fic, the readers - and the protagonists - are led to believe that the Three Heroes mercilessly sentenced her to this fate, and never intended to release her. [[spoiler:The truth comes out much later. The same magic that made her a prisoner was supposed to administer therapy to nurture her mind so that hopefully, once all her crimes were forgotten over ten centuries, she could be released after accepting redemption. She was even offered a chance to sleep through it. [[RedemptionRejection She rejected both]], and fought to free herself of the chains until she succeeded, and then spend centuries plotting revenge.]]