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* One ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' episode had a woman who suffered from a condition that prevented her from recognizing her own reflection. In the police station, she sees her reflection in the two-way mirror in the interrogation room and attacks it, yelling that it's the killer.

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* One ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' episode had a woman who suffered from a condition insist that prevented her brother was killed by an intruder who has broken into their apartment despite there being no evidence of anyone else in the room. It turns out a car accident she had been in several months ago caused her to develop Capgras delusion, which prevents her from recognizing her own reflection. reflection, and she had accidentally killed her brother while trying to fight off the "intruder" (a mirror in the room). In the police station, she sees her reflection in denies this and after glancing at the two-way mirror in the interrogation room and room, she attacks it, yelling that it's the killer.



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* ''Film/BeyondTheLights'' features a symbolic one. After the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything disastrous]] BET Awards performance, Noni breaks down and smashes several glass-covered posters of herself- even attempting to yank one off the wall before Kaz stops her (after which he uses his CLEAN WHITE SHIRT to bandage her wounded hand!).

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* In the animated version of ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'', this happens in Karl's film pitch when Bryan ([[UnknownRival who hates]] Creator/TomCruise) wakes up in the hospital with [[BrainTransplant his brain]] in Cruise's body.


* ''Fanfic/RWBYScars'': Weiss was arguing with her reflection and punched the mirror, injuring her hand. Her aura healed the injury but her sleeve was bloody. She tried to [[CutHimselfShaving pass it as ketchup]] to her teammates. When her sister Winter sees it, she thinks that Weiss has started {{self harm}}ing again.

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Weiss was arguing with her reflection and punched the mirror, injuring her hand. Her aura healed the injury but her sleeve was bloody. She tried to [[CutHimselfShaving pass it as ketchup]] to her teammates. When her sister Winter sees it, she thinks that Weiss has started {{self harm}}ing again.again.
** Weiss yells at Mirror and smashes the mirror at a critical moment when she's starting to recover. [[spoiler:Her brother Whitley films it and shows it to their parents. Jacques revokes Weiss' status as heir due to her unstable mental state and gives it to Whitley (which was Whitley's intention as he knows Weiss' life would be easier if she had more freedom)]].


* ''Fanfic/RWBYScars'': Weiss was arguing with her reflection and punched the mirror, injuring her hand. Her aura healed the injury but her sleeve was bloody. She tried to [[CutMyselfShaving pass it as ketchup]] to her teammates. When her sister Winter sees it, she thinks that Weiss has started {{self harm}}ing again.

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* ''Fanfic/RWBYScars'': Weiss was arguing with her reflection and punched the mirror, injuring her hand. Her aura healed the injury but her sleeve was bloody. She tried to [[CutMyselfShaving [[CutHimselfShaving pass it as ketchup]] to her teammates. When her sister Winter sees it, she thinks that Weiss has started {{self harm}}ing again.

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* ''Fanfic/RWBYScars'': Weiss was arguing with her reflection and punched the mirror, injuring her hand. Her aura healed the injury but her sleeve was bloody. She tried to [[CutMyselfShaving pass it as ketchup]] to her teammates. When her sister Winter sees it, she thinks that Weiss has started {{self harm}}ing again.

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* The iconic cover of [[Music/BlackFlag Black Flag]]'s first LP "Damaged" features vocalist Henry Rollins punching a mirror.


* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Caught in the Act", a college girl named Hannah is possessed by an alien and goes around seducing people, then ''eating'' them after sex. In the girl's bathroom, Hannah loses her temper after the alien tries to seduce her roommate and punches the mirror. She then picks up a shard and attempts suicide, but the alien regains control and makes her drop it and continue its mission.

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In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Caught in the Act", a college girl named Hannah is possessed by an alien and goes around seducing people, then ''eating'' them after sex. In the girl's bathroom, Hannah loses her temper after the alien tries to seduce her roommate and punches the mirror. She then picks up a shard and attempts suicide, but the alien regains control and makes her drop it and continue its mission.mission.
** In "Skin Deep", Sid Camden, who hates himself, punches the mirror after he deactivates the HolographicDisguise that made him look like Chad Warner.


* Nezumi, in ''Broken Gate'', doesn't feel emotions as she shatters the mirror, however, as the narration cites, if she had felt any emotions, her actions could be described to be done out of "an annoyed rage".
* Toki in the poem ''Fragile Rose'' does this out self-hate.

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Nezumi, in ''Broken Gate'', doesn't feel emotions as she shatters the mirror, however, as the narration cites, if she had felt any emotions, her actions could be described to be done out of "an annoyed rage".
* ** Toki in the poem ''Fragile Rose'' does this out self-hate.self-hate.
**The subject of ''Shattered Mirror'' breaks the titular mirror because of her resemblance to her AbusiveParents.


* In ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2'', Curtis Craig sees disturbing visions every time he looks in the mirror, and Curtis can break it with a hammer at one point later in the game. As soon as he does, though, an [[EvilIsVisceral eerie fleshy substance]] is seen behind it before the mirror changes back to normal again.


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* In ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2'', Curtis Craig sees disturbing visions every time he looks in the mirror, and Curtis can break it with a hammer at one point later in the game. As soon as he does, though, an [[EvilIsVisceral eerie fleshy substance]] is seen behind it before the mirror changes back to normal again.

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* In ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2'', Curtis Craig sees disturbing visions every time he looks in the mirror, and Curtis can break it with a hammer at one point later in the game. As soon as he does, though, an [[EvilIsVisceral eerie fleshy substance]] is seen behind it before the mirror changes back to normal again.


** Starting in the 1980s, this was added to ComicBook/TheJoker's backstory as well starting with Creator/AlanMoore and ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke.'' In this version, after the man that would become the Joker suffers his worst day ever, it's topped by him looking at seeing his disfigured face in a puddle as he starts ''[[FreakOut laughing]].'' Notably, while the Joker himself even admits he might be making this up and he's retold many different stories about his past, this particular detail tends to repeat itself.
*** One of the more famous adaptations of this story is in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', which also used ''The Killing Joke'' as an inspiration for the film. In this version, it comes complete with pitiful, horrified whimpering at the first glance he gets at his new face, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation then crazed laughter shortly after that]].

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** Starting in the 1980s, this was added to ComicBook/TheJoker's backstory as well starting with Creator/AlanMoore and ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke.'' In this version, after the man that would become the Joker suffers his worst day ever, it's topped by him looking at seeing his disfigured face in a puddle as he starts ''[[FreakOut laughing]].'' Notably, while While the Joker himself even admits he might be making this up and he's retold many different stories about his past, this particular detail tends to repeat itself.
*** One of the more famous adaptations of this story is in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', ''Film/Batman1989'', which also used ''The Killing Joke'' as an inspiration for the film. In this version, it comes complete with pitiful, horrified whimpering at the first glance he gets at his new face, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation then crazed laughter shortly after that]].



** The Creator/TimBurton Film/{{Batman}} example is parodied in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E17LastExitToSpringfield Last Exit to Springfield]]" with the shadowy silhouette reveal of Lisa's horrific BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill when the family has no dental insurance.

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** The Creator/TimBurton Film/{{Batman}} Film/Batman1989 example is parodied in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E17LastExitToSpringfield Last Exit to Springfield]]" with the shadowy silhouette reveal of Lisa's horrific BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill when the family has no dental insurance.


* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Red Hood (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's AlternateUniverse good twin) breaks a mirror after looking at his newly warped face.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Red Hood (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's (ComicBook/TheJoker's AlternateUniverse good twin) breaks a mirror after looking at his newly warped face.



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* Happens in the 1999 movie adaptation of ''Series/TheModSquad'' when Julie Barnes discovers that Billy Waites is [[spoiler: a pimp and lied to her all the time]]. Then, [[spoiler: after drinking his wine and destroying his car]], she smashes the mirror of her bathroom by punching it.

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