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* ''Film/TheWind'': Poor, poor Letty.

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* ''Film/TheWind'': ''Film/TheWind1928'': Poor, poor Letty.


%%* Seth from ''Film/TheFly1986''.

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%%* * Seth from ''Film/TheFly1986''.Brundle in ''Film/TheFly1986''. The isolated scientist, who has been working on a teleportation project all by his lonesome for six years, is the soul of {{Adorkable}} as the film opens and he is awkwardly flirting with a beautiful journalist, Veronica. His enthusiasm for his work and desire to share it ultimately helps him connect with her, and their blossoming love indirectly helps him figure out how to program his telepods to transport animate beings at last. But his insecurity over the nature of her relationship with her editor/ex-lover (which she doesn't go into much detail on because she'd rather not get him involved in that drama) leads him to misunderstand why she leaves on the night of his triumph, resulting in him getting drunk and teleporting ''himself''...not realizing that a fly is in the telepod with him, which results in a SlowTransformation into a HalfHumanHybrid. Initially, the positive side effects dominate (he has mild SuperStrength, amazing stamina and virility) and he even becomes DrunkWithPower, but when ''his fingernails start coming off'' it's not long before he learns what's actually happening to him -- [[BodyHorror that he is mutating and effectively dying]] -- and is brought back to his senses. He tries to see the bright side of his situation ("Don't you think [becoming "Brundlefly"] is worth a Nobel Prize or two?") but as he comes to understand that due to a SplitPersonalityTakeover he will become someone who would harm Veronica -- the only person he has in the world -- he is thoroughly broken and indeed ends up slipping into madness by the time the transformation reaches its endpoint. Incidentally, his {{Metamorphosis}} is the current page image for SlowTransformation -- who ''wouldn't'' have their psyche smashed to bits if they went through that?

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* ''Film/CrazyRichAsians'': Rachel is so emotionally drained by all the ways her boyfriend's family and friends in Singapore have tormented her over her few days there, something she was totally unprepared for as a FishOutOfWater that she has to crash at her college roommate's house and not get out of bed until ''her mother'' flies out to Singapore.


* Chappie in ''{{Chappie}}''. Over the course of the film he's mistreated by Ninja, [[spoiler: has an arm cut off by Moore, has to come to terms with his own mortality, and his mother-figure die among other things, all whilst having a child's mentality for the most part. Ultimately Chappie become an IronWoobie due to it.]]

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* Chappie in ''{{Chappie}}''.''Film/{{Chappie}}''. Over the course of the film he's mistreated by Ninja, [[spoiler: has an arm cut off by Moore, has to come to terms with his own mortality, and his mother-figure die among other things, all whilst having a child's mentality for the most part. Ultimately Chappie become an IronWoobie due to it.]]


** Look at her face during the Albert Hall sequence, and you can see a woman who's about to lose it, who knows that something terrible is about to happen and cannot do a thing about it...until she just snaps and screams.

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** Look at her face during the Albert Hall sequence, and you can see a woman who's about to lose it, who knows that something terrible is about to happen and cannot do a thing about it... until she just snaps and screams.



* ''[[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo! The Genetic Opera]]'' has Shilo. Given it's directed by the guy who did most of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' franchise, you just know she'll be broken by the end.

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* ''[[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo! The Genetic Opera]]'' ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' has Shilo. Given it's directed by the guy who did most of the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' franchise, you just know she'll be broken by the end.



* Sara Goldfarb from ''Film/RequiemForADream''. And for that matter, the other three protagonists. [[{{Understatement}} This is not a feel-good movie]].
* ''Rescue Dawn'' has this to some degree with Steve Zahn's character. Considering the fact that he's been a captive of the Viet Cong for years, his cutie has presumably already been broken, but seeing this largely loveable character descend into madness before being[[spoiler:suddenly and brutally killed]] is heart-wrenching. The fact that it's BasedOnATrueStory and it happened much the same way in real life doesn't make it any less of an AudienceSuckerPunch.

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* Sara Goldfarb from ''Film/RequiemForADream''. And for that matter, the other three protagonists. [[{{Understatement}} This is not a feel-good movie]].
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* ''Rescue Dawn'' has this to some degree with Steve Zahn's character. Considering the fact that he's been a captive of the Viet Cong for years, his cutie has presumably already been broken, but seeing this largely loveable character descend into madness before being[[spoiler:suddenly being [[spoiler:suddenly and brutally killed]] is heart-wrenching. The fact that it's BasedOnATrueStory and it happened much the same way in real life doesn't make it any less of an AudienceSuckerPunch.


* ''Film/{{Batman}}'': Poor Alicia.

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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'': Poor Alicia.''Film/Batman1989'': Alicia was physically and psychologically tortured by Joker, then killed when he lost interest in her.


** [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier]]. When the movie starts, he's a friendly, happy-go-lucky, idealistic Oxford grad whose only interests are protecting his foster sister, studying genetics, drinking yards of beer and picking up coeds. His initial reaction to meeting other mutants is a puppyish eagerness to find others like him, as well as a gung-ho enthusiasm to [[TheyFightCrime work with a superhuman team to fight evil]]. During the climax, [[spoiler:he gets smacked around in a variety of ways, including telepathically experiencing Shaw's gruesome death at Magneto's hands, getting shot in the spine, and having the US government, his best friend, and his sister all turn against him. By the finale, [[HumansAreBastards his government is trying to hunt him down]], his [[FaceHeelTurn best friend is preparing for a war against humans]], and he's crippled for life in a wheelchair.]] We know from future installments that he never quite abandons his ideals, but he's frighteningly subdued and obviously much more cautious about who knows his secrets.

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** [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier]].Xavier. When the movie starts, he's a friendly, happy-go-lucky, idealistic Oxford grad whose only interests are protecting his foster sister, studying genetics, drinking yards of beer and picking up coeds. His initial reaction to meeting other mutants is a puppyish eagerness to find others like him, as well as a gung-ho enthusiasm to [[TheyFightCrime work with a superhuman team to fight evil]]. During the climax, [[spoiler:he gets smacked around in a variety of ways, including telepathically experiencing Shaw's gruesome death at Magneto's hands, getting shot in the spine, and having the US government, his best friend, and his sister all turn against him. By the finale, [[HumansAreBastards his government is trying to hunt him down]], his [[FaceHeelTurn best friend is preparing for a war against humans]], and he's crippled for life in a wheelchair.]] We know from future installments that he never quite abandons his ideals, but he's frighteningly subdued and obviously much more cautious about who knows his secrets.


* This is the plot of ''{{Precious}}''. Just when you think Precious has taken a single step out of the muck, life sends her crashing down three whole flights. It gets so bad that the character's otherwise minor victory at the end [[spoiler: emancipating herself from her mother]] is downright triumphant.

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* This is the plot of ''{{Precious}}''.''Film/{{Precious}}''. Just when you think Precious has taken a single step out of the muck, life sends her crashing down three whole flights. It gets so bad that the character's otherwise minor victory at the end [[spoiler: emancipating herself from her mother]] is downright triumphant.


* Gunther's arc in ''Film/TheDamned'' from sensitive violinist to prospective SS recruit.

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* Gunther's arc in ''Film/TheDamned'' ''Film/TheDamned1969'' from sensitive violinist to prospective SS recruit.


** Charles Xavier. When the movie starts, he's a friendly, happy-go-lucky, idealistic Oxford grad whose only interests are protecting his foster sister, studying genetics, drinking yards of beer and picking up coeds. His initial reaction to meeting other mutants is a puppyish eagerness to find others like him, as well as a gung-ho enthusiasm to [[TheyFightCrime work with a superhuman team to fight evil.]] During the climax, [[spoiler:he gets smacked around in a variety of ways, including telepathically experiencing Shaw's gruesome death at Magneto's hands, getting shot in the spine, and having the US government, his best friend, and his sister all turn against him. By the finale, [[HumansAreBastards his government is trying to hunt him down]], his [[FaceHeelTurn best friend is preparing for a war against humans]], and he's crippled for life in a wheelchair.]] We know from future installments that he never quite abandons his ideals, but he's frighteningly subdued and obviously much more cautious about who knows his secrets.

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** [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier.Xavier]]. When the movie starts, he's a friendly, happy-go-lucky, idealistic Oxford grad whose only interests are protecting his foster sister, studying genetics, drinking yards of beer and picking up coeds. His initial reaction to meeting other mutants is a puppyish eagerness to find others like him, as well as a gung-ho enthusiasm to [[TheyFightCrime work with a superhuman team to fight evil.]] evil]]. During the climax, [[spoiler:he gets smacked around in a variety of ways, including telepathically experiencing Shaw's gruesome death at Magneto's hands, getting shot in the spine, and having the US government, his best friend, and his sister all turn against him. By the finale, [[HumansAreBastards his government is trying to hunt him down]], his [[FaceHeelTurn best friend is preparing for a war against humans]], and he's crippled for life in a wheelchair.]] We know from future installments that he never quite abandons his ideals, but he's frighteningly subdued and obviously much more cautious about who knows his secrets.


* Su-mi comes conveniently pre-broken in ''Film/ATaleOfTwoSisters''. Also, [[spoiler:Su-yeon, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation if you believe]] [[MindScrew her ghost really was there at all]]]].


** As does ''{{Dogville}}'' by the same director.

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** As does ''{{Dogville}}'' ''Film/{{Dogville}}'' by the same director.

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* The titular character of the 1918 film ''Film/StellaMaris'' was born paralyzed, [[GildedCage never allowed to leave her mansion]], and kept extremely sheltered to the point where she didn't even know of starvation and war until adulthood. After [[ThrowingOffTheDisability a surgery lets her walk]], Stella begins becoming more independent. She learns of all the bad things in the world and learns that her love John is married (though he isn't in love with his wife). This is too much for Stella and [[DespairEventHorizon sends her into a suicidal despair]].


*** And then comes ''Film/{{Logan}}'', by which point mutants are just about extinct, everything Charles did for them throughout the series having [[AllForNothing come to naught]]. He personally killed seven of his beloved X-Men with his psychic powers when he had a seizure. He now lives in a metal tank, where Logan keeps him drugged up so he won't endanger anyone else. Throughout the film he sees people he cares about hurt and killed, accidentally harms a lot of innocent people with another seizure, and finally is killed by Logan's EvilTwin, whom he believes to be Logan.

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*** And then comes ''Film/{{Logan}}'', by which point mutants are just about extinct, everything Charles did for them throughout the series having [[AllForNothing come to naught]]. He personally killed seven of his beloved X-Men with his psychic powers when he had a seizure. He now lives in a metal tank, where Logan keeps him drugged up so he won't endanger anyone else. Throughout the film he sees people he cares about hurt and killed, accidentally harms a lot of innocent people with another seizure, and finally [[spoiler:finally is killed by Logan's EvilTwin, whom he believes to be Logan.Logan]].

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