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

[[AC: ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'']]
* Lind in ''Fanfic/AhArchfall'' has one of these, [[spoiler:believing that Jago was killed during an avalanche.]]

[[AC: ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'']]
* 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".]]
* The fanfic ''Ice Cream'' is basically about England trying to help America, who is suffering from a Heroic BSOD after 9/11.

[[AC: ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'']]
* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'': [[FragileFlower Avalina]] enters this mode several times, but the major one is caused by [[VillainProtagonist the Horned King]] [[KickTheMoralityPet seething at her]] for ruining his revenge on Taran. For the following weeks, she avoids the Horned King out of fear, crying constantly, and barely eating or sleeping. Only after the Horned King saves her from drowning and apologizes for his treatment of her that she gets over this.

[[AC: CrossOver]]
* [[spoiler: Bill]], while not exactly a hero at that point, goes through a brief one in Chapter Twenty-Nine of ''Fanfic/ATriangleintheStars'', after [[spoiler: Gabriel cracked Steven's gem]].
** Steven suffers this in Chapter Thirty-Four that lasts for a while, when he learns that he was actually telling his problem to Bill, [[spoiler: who had disguised himself as Sapphire to activate the Warp Pad and was unwilling to change back]] and that it wasn't a dream like the demon had led him to believe. It's one of many, and one [[spoiler: Bill especially feels guilty for]].
* ''[[{{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.
** In the sequel, ''Ace Combat: Wings of Unity'', [[spoiler: Spitfire]] is shown to be greatly affected by [[spoiler: Firebolt's HeroicSacrifice and her agonizing death]].
* In the Fanfic/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.
* [[AscendedExtra Jack]] has one of these in the first half of ''Fanfic/CaveStoryVersusIMMeen'' when he mistakenly thinks that [[CrackPairing Sue and Toroko]] literally raped each other to death [[NothingIsScarier right in front of his eyes]]...and ''[[SanitySlippage boy, does he put on a hell of a show for himself...]]''
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'':
** Asuka had a breakdown in chapter 18 after she [[spoiler:got raped]] and in chapter 21 after [[spoiler:killing several human terrorists.]]
** Shinji also had a breakdown after [[spoiler:killing a terrorist army that invaded NERV's German base.]]
** And in chapter 23, Asuka breaks down again during a dream.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'':
** It's almost a regular occurrence, 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/{{Equestrylvania}}'': 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 ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'']] [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]], Samantha Shepard gets hit with this ''hard'', twice. First, she blames herself for failing to save [[spoiler:Liara, Miranda's sister Oriana]]. The general state of the galaxy--[[FantasticRacism space-racists]], politics, and well-intentioned if slightly-clueless outsiders knocks her into severe depression. She undergoes a FaceHeelTurn before being mashed into the ground (very literally) by another hero in response to her actions (which include blasting civilians and becoming a DeathSeeker BloodKnight). Then, if that wasn't enough, the [[spoiler:Flood]] invade through a NegativeSpaceWedgie and ''defeat/destroy her entire galaxy despite efforts to save it.'' Again, Samantha blames herself (taking the canonical loss of Thessia UpToEleven), sinking into depression for a second time.
* In ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'', a ''Soulsborne'' (''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'') AU fic, the Hunter suffers through one when he thinks that [[spoiler: Soulsborneon has been defeated by Manushandradorah and he and his friends are going to die in space.]]
* 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.
* ''Fanfic/MagicalPonyLyricalTwilight'':
** Celestia induces Fate's canonical BSOD by forcing her to realize that her mother isn't the kindly woman she hopes for. Luna [[WhatTheHellHero calls out Celestia on this]], but Celestia points out that she had the opportunity and took it. That, and it was Luna's fault she did so - she intended on taking it slowly, but Luna got tired of Celestia's subtle moments and swooped in to save Fate when she was in danger.
** Twilight gets one in the ''A's'' arc when her Linker Core is stolen, causing her Cutie Mark to disappear. [[spoiler:The love of her family ends up restoring her lost magic and Mark.]]
* ''FanFic/PuellaArcanaSomniatorMadoka'' has [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]] receiving a minor one when she was unable to summon any of her [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona 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 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...
* ''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.]]
* ''Fanfic/StarWarsTheSithZero'': Louise has one in Chapter 4 after [[spoiler:Renv'amor]] is killed. Dark Side Rage + Gandalfr Runes = Terrified Pirates. However, she does not come out unscathed, she falls unconscious and is wounded.
* ''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.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Shinji goes through ''two'' breakdowns in a very short lapse of time: the first happens when [[spoiler:Misato dies,]] but he recovers shortly after, partly due to his desire to [[spoiler:pay ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the Keeper of Secrets]]'' back for its deeds.]] Half hour later, [[spoiler:Asuka gets killed,]] and he falls apart again.
-->Someone hit reboot to clear out the damn blue screen of death.
* ''FanFic/TotalDramaEquestria'': After witnessing the events that took place during Celestia's past, Chris starts to question his own actions as host of Total Drama (while he did indeed do nasty things to the contestants, [[EvenEvilHasStandards he never planned on killing them]]). This, combined with Blanailey's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, leaves Chris heartbroken beyond repair, locking himself up much like Rarity once did.
* 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 ''Fanfic/WhenThereWasATomorrow'', While recovering in the medbay from getting curb-stomped by a [[Franchise/{{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.
* ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'':
** Mamoru has one 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.]]]]
* 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.
* ''Fanfic/XCOMRWBYWithin'': Ruby suffers from one following the Site Recon Mission, [[spoiler: during which [[TheMentor Major Vance]] and Bolts [[HeroicSacrifice died]] holding the Chryssalids off so team RWBY could escape, Blake was badly injured and had to be [[EmergencyTransformation turned into]] a [[Main/{{Cyborg}} MEC Trooper]] to survive, and Yang voluntarily became one to support her. It takes team JNPR being brought to Earth to snap her out of it.]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/TheDCU'']]
* 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.]]
* 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...

[[AC: ''Manga/DeathNote'']]
* [[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.]]

[[AC: ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'']]
* ''[[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.

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}]]''
* 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}}]]

[[AC: ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'']]
* In ''[[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.

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'']]
* ''[[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]].

[[AC: ''Franchise/{{Disney}}'']]
* 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?]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/DragonAge'']]
* 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.]]
* In ''Fanfic/WalkingInCircles'', Solas has one when he discovered what exactly is a Tranquil as it shows him that he had not only condemned his people but also other races too.
** He has an even bigger one after Evelyn [[spoiler: was made Tranquil]]. It shocks him to the point that he even confesses his love for her out loud, an act that he had been repeatedly refrained from doing, in hope that it could do something.
** It happened again to him in the bad future, where losing Evelyn and having to fight a hopeless war against Corypheus caused Solas to almost cease to exist altogether, only the Dread Wolf remained.
** Evelyn has one when she hears about [[FirstLove Anselm]]’s death, another one when she discovered one of her students, Orla, has been made Tranquil and then Malorel, another young student, killed herself out of fear not being able to pass her Harrowing.

[[AC: ''Manga/DragonBallZ'']]
* In ''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.
* In ''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]].

[[AC: ''{{Series/Emergency}}'']]
* Mike Stoker has one after narrowly escaping being gang-raped and killed along with Johnny by a group of devil-worshipping firemen in [[http://Www.johnysgreenpen.com/arc.html "An Arc In The Fog".]] He wanders away from the scene, emotionally shuts down, and Cap has to gently pull him back to reality.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4725529/1/When-the-Hunters-Become-the-Hunted "When the Hunters Become The Hunted",]] Mike has a girlfriend who suffers one. She was raped once as a teen and an attempted rape when she's kidnapped during a camping trip is too much for her. She holds on long enough to tell the rescue party that John's girlfriend is still being held by the kidnappers, then shuts down. And though she starts to respond to Mike later, it's only to him and it takes quite a while to bring her fully back.
* John Gage has a few of these in [[http://tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/storiesbytammy.htm this]] 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.

[[AC: ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'']]
* In ''Fanfic/MementoVivere'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyX fanfiction, Jecht reacts this way after having a revealing discussion about [[spoiler: the nature of his existence]] with Rikku and Lenne.
* Adelle suffered one after [[spoiler: Sir Loin died]] in ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire.''

[[AC: ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'']]
* ''Fanfic/ABrighterDark'': Sakura goes through this after coming across the aftermath of an attack on a village that was subjected to RapePillageAndBurn. Corrin also gets a dose after the events of the Ice Tribe arc.

[[AC: ''Series/{{Firefly}}'']]
* In ''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.]]

* In ''Fanfic/TheMinkiad'' Minkus has one in high school after he runs away to live with his grandfather. Ginsburg doesn’t recognize him from the Alzheimer's and Minkus is robbed of all the money he saved for a year. He sits down on a sidewalk curb and sobs. Farkle has a few as well. [[spoiler:After his mother yells at him and says that she would be better off without him, he walks slowly to his room. He cries picturing his future as unwanted and unloved leading to a [[{{DrivenToSuicide}} very unpleasant conclusion.]] Also after his mother’s intervention, she slaps Farkle across the face, and tells Minkus that he “can keep the brat for now.” Farkle sinks down in despair and tears sobbing, “She doesn’t want me. She doesn’t love me. Why doesn’t she want me?” to be comforted by his father.]] Minkus has another one in the final chapters [[spoiler:when after his father’s funeral and his mother accuses him of not knowing how to love and that he deserved the abuse Jennifer gave him, Minkus returns to work upgrading the technologies resulting in his mental breakdown.]]

[[AC: ''Franchise/HarryPotter'']]
* 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 ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9048823/26/Harry-Potter-and-the-Four-Heirs Harry Potter and the Four Heirs]]'' Harry has 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 ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10824855/chapters/24093375 Ninja Wizard Book 1]]'' Oliver Wood has one when he believes a rumor that Mr. Weasley's Muggle Protection Act is going to outlaw Quidditch.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11191235/20/Harry-Potter-and-the-Prince-of-Slytherin Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin]]'' Harry has one when he realizes that Quirrell is possessed by Voldemort.

[[AC: ''Literature/TheHungerGames'']]
* In ''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]].)

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'']]
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': The entire J-Team has one when Jade first turns back into the Queen, and a more serious one after [[spoiler: she [[TranshumanTreachery transforms]] Viper into [[TheDragon Hebi]]]]. Jackie gets hit particularly hard by the latter, with it nearly crippling him during a fight with the mask-empowered Hak Foo, until he has an EpiphanyComeback.
* ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'': Following Jade's WhatTheHellHero moment toward her in the 24th chapter, Valerie is shown in this mode in the next chapter.
** Valerie is also downcast in the last chapter due to everything that happened between her and [[VillainousCrush Shendu]] before and during the reality rewrite, leading her to [[ButNowIMustGo leave the Chans]] until the sequel to sort things out.

[[AC: ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'']]
* In the first volume of ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain,'' the pacifistic title character has one of these when circumstances require her to [[spoiler:kill someone.]]

[[AC: ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'']]
* ''FanFic/ZeldasHonor'':
** Link has one towards the middle of Act 2 after [[spoiler: having witnessed the death of Kafei and most of his posse along with a good majority of Yolland's citizens]].
** Link has yet another in Act 3 after [[spoiler: having his wings violently ripped from his back and being brought back from the brink of death by Ganondorf]]. He seriously doesn't want to live anymore and wants the pain to stop.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'']]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12801893/1/Out-of-the-Way Out of the Way]] features Lori having a major one at the start, and only getting worse from there.

[[AC: ''Franchise/MassEffect'']]
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9457632/3/CatalystEXE CatalystEXE]]'' in which [[SelfInsert the protagonist]] have a Blue Screen in ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext either way]]''.
* A notable example 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 {{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.]]]]

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'']]
* ''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.

[[AC: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
* In ''Between the Lines'', it was shown that Granny Smith was "near-catatonic" after her daughter-in-law [[DeathByChildbirth died giving birth to Apple Bloom]] and her grief-stricken son [[DrivenToSuicide killed himself]] because of it.
-->'''Granny Smith:''' Think o' the worst pain ya ever felt, mental or physical, put 'em together, multiply by a hundred. That's what I felt.
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', the lawyer Estermann suffers a small one when he realises that the terrifying (and frankly unbelievable) tales about his client Chrysalis may all be ''true''. Lyra Heartstrings ultimately tells him to GetAHoldOfYourselfMan.
* [[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'']].
* ''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/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.]]
* ''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]]]].
* [[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/{{Mutant}}'', Twilight Sparkle has one after her mother equivalent Kittery Abigail dies.
* [[Fanfic/PastSins Twilight Sparkle]] goes into one at ''exactly'' the wrong moment. [[spoiler:Once she snaps out of it, it's too late...]]
* ''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/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/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler: Page suffers from one of these when the Nightmare admits to being behind the bad dreams that led to Queen Chrysalis invading Canterlot and, by extension, being responsible for all the hatred her species has suffered in the past thousand years.]]
* ''FanFic/TheTwilightChild'':
** A PlayedForLaughs version occurs in a late chapter when the possibility of Pinkie Pie having children one day comes up. Rarity's immediate reaction is to collapse face first onto a table (though she quickly recovers).
** And a PlayedForDrama one much earlier on, where the events of the last [[HowWeGotHere flashback chapter]] end with the main character arriving in Ponyville, before promptly collapsing and refusing to move for some time, because she believes [[spoiler:she's just caused the death of her best friend and her cousin in the space of a day, not to mention been the victim of DemonicPossession.]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', when she thought that Sunset Shimmer had died, Celestia had to cancel court for a week because she couldn't keep herself together.
* 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.

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* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': Asuka got one in episode 7 when [[spoiler:Gendo fired her in the wake of the battle against Bardiel,]] which in her mind meant that she was useless since she had lost the only thing made her special and worthy of something. She collapsed, and Shinji had to catch her before she hit the ground and carry her out. Later she told him that she was hanging on by a thread, and she was coping only because he was there for her.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'':
** Shinji went through one in chapters 7 and 8 when [[spoiler:[[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1462152/062/ Unit-04 crashed]] as Asuka was piloting it.]]
** Asuka went through hers after [[spoiler:waking up from her coma and hearing that Jessika was dead.]]
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka falls apart when she thinks she has ruined her relationship with Shinji forever after Touji and Hikari get through to her and make her see Shinji is in love with her.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Several years before the beginning of the history Shinji had one after an argument with Asuka because he thought she hated him for everything that he had done.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'':
** After her MindRape, Asuka was broken and subdued for a long while.
** Shinji had several nervous breakdowns throughout the history, the final one happening right before Third Impact.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** Asuka has one after [[spoiler:her Unit-02 goes berserker and nearly kills Keiko.]]
** Shinji has another later on, when [[spoiler:Asuka is dying.]]
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Shinji nearly has a mental breakdown in chapter 13 when [[spoiler:he's recounting his story to Kaji and a JDF intelligence officer; they have to slip him a mild sedative to calm him down.]]

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* Tashigi has one in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11961369/12/Blood-Man-Luffy Blood Man Luffy]]'' when she realizes the Straw Hats are good people, causing her to suffer a breakdown as she wonders just how many pirates she's imprisoned were good people too.
* The SelfInsertFic ''FanFic/ThisBites'' has numerous examples.
** Cross has a brief one in Chapter 19, when he realizes that it was his presence and intervention that resulted in Mr. 3 getting a second chance and killing countless civilians and Marines in Rainbase. It doesn't last long, however, before he refocuses his attention on the one who's ''more'' to blame.
** One PlayedForLaughs: Nami suffers a stroke, heart attack and aneurysm all at once when Zoro manages to pay off his debt.
** Foxy goes catatonic when [[spoiler:Whitebeard calls into the SBS during the broadcasted Davy Back Fight, and Luffy manages to impress him.]] It takes Cross's foghorn to snap him out of it.
** More than a few people faint, have heart attacks or go catatonic when [[spoiler:they hear the events on [[Anime/BaronOmatsuriAndTheSecretIsland the Secret Island]]]].
** Kiwi, Mozu and Paulie go temporarily numb when they think about what would've happened had they ended up antagonizing the Straw Hats.
** Tashigi undergoes one after Enies Lobby due to learning the atrocities the Marines commit and that the corruption goes all the way to the top.

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* In ''FanFic/PokemonStormClouds'', [[spoiler:Missy suffers a rather scary one when she returns to her world, only to discover that she's still an Eevee.]]
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'':
** Ash hits a pretty bad one after learning [[spoiler: that Dawn, Iris and Cilan might be dead in the new timeline]], until Pikachu [[QuitYourWhining snaps him out of it.]]
** Brock as well. After [[spoiler: his parents died]], his performance as a Gym Leader suffered a lot. It's not until that he begins training with [[spoiler: Pike Queen Lucy]] that he starts to recover.

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* 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.]]

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* At the beginning of ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Kara Zor-L is recovering from a breakdown stemming from [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her cousin]]'s death. She was so determined to prove she was her own person and get out of Superman's shadow that she pushed him away constantly and never told him she loved him; and now it's too late.

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* 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.
* Two examples in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'':
** When Ringo, under [[{{Brainwashed}} empathic mind control]], throws John over the side of the mesa while still wearing his cloak. Luckily for both of them John manages to get it off and spread his wings and fly before crashing. At this horrendous act, Ringo snaps out of his mind control and [[TearsOfRemorse breaks down sobbing]]. John forgives him, though he's left permanently nervous about Ringo, and Ringo has several very bad moments over the next few days. The incident does prompt them to get serious about protection from mind control, at least.
** When Paul is being held by the much stronger Keemerleen and the others are in bad trouble, Paul snaps and [[DeadlyUpgrade goes to high strength]], breaking Keem's hold on him (and his arms) and throwing him through several trees into the forest, seemingly killing him. (John overhears a few minutes later that Keem is still alive.) Almost immediately realizing what he's done, ActualPacifist Paul freezes hard, forcing John to pick him up and carry him as the four flee the scene. (“Christ, it's like carryin' a fuckin' steel girder!”) Later, with the four safely hidden in Gothmarik Citadel, Paul spends hours staring into a corner and listening to the others. Finally he speaks about the incident, it being his worst nightmare come true, and then gets confessional about how the constant nightmares and inability to bring himself to touch his family after he got home (without the strength) almost tore his marriage apart. He also mentions how insanely jealous he had gotten of the other three because they didn't have his level of BlessedWithSuck.

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* 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.
* 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.

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* [[strike:Homer]] Omarn of'' WebAnimation/BartTheGeneral'' suffers a HeroicBSOD for most of the series as a result of seeing Marge having sex with his new neighbor [[Series/{{Neighbours}} Toadfish]].
-->'''Omarn:''' Maaarrrgee... yer breakin' my heart... [[BigNo Maaaaaaarrrgee]]....

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* 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.

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* ''FanFic/RobbReturns'': Theon has one when Robb tells him what he did in the original future (or, at least, what Robb knew of the future).
** Daenerys short-circuits when she learns the truth about Robert's Rebellion.

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* 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]].

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* 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.]]

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* 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.

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* In "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.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama 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. In the aftermath, one player is completely unable to cope with having seen [[spoiler:his campmate murdered]], leading to his [[NonGameplayElimination withdrawal from the game]].

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* In the doujin ''Though the Wind Cries'', Suwako suffers 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 as well.
* Reisen in ''FanFic/TouhouIbunshu'', mere moments after making landfall after escaping the downfall of the Moon's military academy with the last living Lunarian she could find (an infant), is confronted by a vicious youkai. She has the child taken away, and by the time Eirin finds and saves her, she's seriously considering suicide, which she attempts near the end of ''Remorse in Secession's Nobility''. While she manages to overcome her self-loathing, she gets punted back into the abyss in the buildup for ''Reenactable Night'''s climax, when the child, now grown and unaware of her history [[spoiler:(Sakuya Izayoi)]] confronts her for an unrelated reason.

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* In ''Fanfic/ASkitteringHeart'' when Taylor sees [[spoiler:Sabah attacked by Lung]] and incinerated right in front of her she stops fighting and breaks down screaming. It's later directly said by Tattletale that Taylor was having a psychotic break at witnessing the death of her best friend.