Main Villainous Break Down Discussion

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06:17:47 PM Jan 23rd 2016
Does Sailor John have one in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure when he throws dynamite at Thomas?
01:37:44 AM Jul 11th 2012
edited by Craver357
Why does this trope becomes No Real Life Examples, Please!? Why would it be wrong to say that bad people in real life lose their cool and all that?
04:09:27 PM Apr 4th 2013
Because classifying real people as villains leads to flame wars.
10:15:39 PM Aug 7th 2011
i think we could add troper tales to this ? i remember a pissing of a troll once.
08:01:05 PM Apr 14th 2011
The borg Queen, maybe fits this in Endgame, i mean she falls to the floor and sarts saying that if she kills janeway now then future janeway won't exist and none of this whoud happen, and it's even highlighted by her literaly falling apart...
07:56:35 PM Feb 3rd 2011
Does anyone else think we could use a better page pic? I found another that might work better.
08:12:07 PM Feb 3rd 2011
Nah, I like the current page image. That one's a tad too small and unclear. 'Sides, there's this.
05:22:40 AM Dec 17th 2010
edited by Barano
In case anyone cares, Harry's example (Gun Grave) is a bit more complicated. Even though Brandon was unable to shoot him, Harry knew Brandon was unfailingly loyal to Millennion and Big Daddy. Since Harry was just about to betray them, and Brandon just pointed a gun at him, he felt he couldn't trust Brandon anymore and had to kill him, too.
11:28:51 AM Apr 16th 2010
Removed the page picture for being Just a Face and a Caption, and two of the page quotes since only one of them was really helping.
10:54:56 PM Apr 29th 2010
Eh, you don't need to know the media in question (I didn't for a long time) to see that the person in the pic is mentally on edge. I think it communicates the trope pretty well, even without the caption.
12:01:27 PM Apr 30th 2010
Actually, that's a pretty good point. I think that picture does show she's breaking down, so I concede that it's not Just a Face and a Caption.

I hate to apparently backpedal like this, but that wasn't the main reason I deleted it. Rather, I deleted it because the image is a spoiler. You can see how I initially reacted to it here.

...But if you disagree with me that it's enough of a spoiler to be removed as page image, feel free to put it back again.
10:41:21 AM Jul 22nd 2010
edited by stickmeister0
I vote we put something up from Ace Attorney, one of the obvious villians breakdowns like Frank Sahwit's, so it's not spoilerous. The breakdowns in that game are particularly famous and well done.
11:31:03 AM Jul 22nd 2010
Got any links to screencaps?
09:28:23 PM Aug 1st 2010
edited by stickmeister0
Here's Richard Wellington's official art of his breakdown, he's the villain of the 1st case in the second game and is outright stated as the murderer in the beginning. I used the last one in the top row. ...But I couldn't think of a clever caption, so feel free to think of a better one.

Also, the page image before mine from Death Note is worse and more spoilerous. Careful with that.
08:34:14 PM Aug 3rd 2010
Part of the problem with the images thus far is that all hey show is the "on edge" state, when the trope in question is about a progression of a character from calm and controlled to insane. I think a better image would be one that shows said progression. A good example of this would be the current images either on Took a Level in Badass or Berserk Button.
02:01:58 PM Mar 17th 2010
edited by Caswin
I'm still confused about The Dark Knight. I'm hesitant to remove it due to the replies it has built up, but The Joker promised from the beginning that he would destroy both ferries at midnight — that was the whole reason the passengers almost went through with it. It certainly seemed to catch him by surprise, but I still don't see where the thing about "turning over the chess board and punching the other player" comes from.
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