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Despair Event Horizon:
Surprisingly enough, Ganondorf went over this in upon finding the pure evil that is There Will Be Brawl Ness and Lucas. He questions how heroes can even exist when such evil does.
As the end of Pokecapn's legendary Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Let's Play approaches, the players themselves slowly slip towards and eventually cross the Despair Event Horizon; this is signified by Kung-Fu Jesus chanting song lyrics in monotone.
Thriller. Thriller night. And no one's gonna save you from..." In , Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Dr. Horrible crosses the Despair Event Horizon after his death ray backfires in Captain Hammer's hands and the shrapnel kills Penny.
Happens a lot in , more often than not later in the game, but given the Survival of the Fittest premise, is it really that surprising?
For example, Jacob Charles quickly shoots into this zone after his girlfriend is killed right in front of him, leading to him attempting suicide. Read it here.
Happens to cup in Channel101's "2 girls, 1 cup the show". Unlike most of the cases in this page, the result is hilarious.
Oancitizen of is driven to this in his Brows Held High review. Ken Park Genocide ensues.
Discussed in .
"But yeah, I was expecting to look down there and see this giant eyeball looking up at me, angry at me because I blew off its eyelashes or something, then the whole building starts shaking and I guess I'd� ball up and
cry, because what do you do when something that big wants to kill you?"
In , Funny Business Jeannette crossed this trope in a flashback after realizing that she had abused her and has remained in this state for more than seven years.
Reality Warper powers as a toddler, to cause real harm to people In , Worm Taylor crosses it after failing to prevent and witnessing the devastation caused by The End of the World as We Know It Scion's rampage, which killed her father. She would have killed herself if not for Tattletale.
At the climax of the story, Taylor invokes this against Scion by taking away his hope of reuniting with his counterpart, and he allows himself to be killed.
Yahtzee was on the receiving end of this trope during his review. Unlike most of his Spec Ops: The Line foul mouthed, harsh and fast paced reviews, this one was restrained and it gave off the feeling that the game broke him.
: *weary sigh*
Remember when shooters were about killing demons from hell? Those were good days. Perhaps this is an inevitable part of gaming growing up as our childish fantasies are torn from us, and we are forced to confront consequences in an unfair, uncaring and unavoidable world of
hatred, misery, and
Atop the Fourth Wall's Jaeris crosses it when he discovers that You Can't Go Home Again. What followed was him Drowning His Sorrows for months on end.
This was also parodied when 90s Kid saw a scene of Superboy Prime killing a pregnant Lana Lane in an alternate universe. That scene was so un-radical to him, that he didn't think he could ever be hardcore again after seeing something like that. Fortunately it just takes a comic by Rob Liefeld to get his spirits back up.