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** The epilogue of the fourth story, ''The Diplomat's Life'', reveals that [[spoiler:Adagio's overuse of her Mantle to sustain herself in the human world had a nasty side-effect when she lost it, as her mind eventually broke. She was returned to Equestria and checked into a charity mental hospital as a result]].

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* ''Fanfic/ADiplomaticVisit'': In chapter 11 of the third story, ''Diplomacy Through Schooling'', [[spoiler: Tirek tries to grasp the true might and magic of the Lady of Magic. He not only fails, it leaves his mind broken.]]
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* ''{{TabletopGame/Vampire The Masquerade}}'' have the [[TheMadHatter clan Malkavian]], which emblem is a shattered glass, in allusion to [[CloudCuckoolander their]] [[MadOracle own]] [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness mentality]] and [[PowerBornOfMadness set of]] [[MindRape Disciplines]].
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* It's very similarly played with in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', during [[spoiler: the [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind ritual]] that Schierke and Farnese perform in order to restore Casca to normal. Within her dream world, they discover that what's left of Casca's sanity is represented by a broken doll. And as they progress through her memories, the doll is gradually pieced back together.]]


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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', [[spoiler: Dave]]'s glasses crack near the end, symbolizing [[spoiler: his]] descent into madness.

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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'', [[spoiler: Dave]]'s glasses crack near the end, symbolizing [[spoiler: his]] descent into madness.


* In ''Film/{{May}}'', the SanitySlippage of the title character is represented by the slow cracking of the glass case she stores her cherished doll Suzie in. [[spoiler:It finally breaks when she takes Suzie to a school for blind children that she volunteers at, as they fumble in their attempts to get Suzie out of her case and cut themselves on the broken glass. It's all downhill from there.]]

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* In ''Film/{{May}}'', the SanitySlippage of the title character is represented by the slow cracking of the glass case she stores [[LonelyDollGirl her cherished doll Suzie Suzie]] in. [[spoiler:It finally breaks when she takes Suzie to a school for blind children that she volunteers at, as they fumble in their attempts to get Suzie out of her case and cut themselves on the broken glass. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds It's all downhill from there.]]
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* One of the most frequent images in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is a glass breaking, once just before Babydoll's sister dies (from a light source) and the second time when [[spoiler:Blondie dies]].
* In ''Film/{{May}}'', the SanitySlippage of the title character is represented by the slow cracking of the glass case she stores her cherished doll Suzie in. [[spoiler:It finally breaks when she takes Suzie to a school for blind children that she volunteers at, as they fumble in their attempts to get Suzie out of her case and cut themselves on the broken glass. It's all downhill from there.]]



* One very well-known literary usage is in TheGlassMenagerie, where the glass unicorn's horn breaking off symbolizes [[spoiler:Laura's breakdown upon discovering Jim's engagement]].


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* One of the most frequent images in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is a glass breaking, once just before Babydoll's sister dies (From a light source) and the second time when Blondie dies.

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* One very well-known literary usage is in TheGlassMenagerie, ''Literature/TheGlassMenagerie'', where the glass unicorn's horn breaking off symbolizes [[spoiler:Laura's breakdown upon discovering Jim's engagement]].


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* One of the most frequent images in ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is a glass breaking, once just before Babydoll's sister dies (From a light source) and the second time when Blondie dies.
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* One of the most frequent images in SuckerPunch is a glass breaking, once just before Babydoll's sister dies (From a light source) and the second time when Blondie dies.

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* One of the most frequent images in SuckerPunch ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is a glass breaking, once just before Babydoll's sister dies (From a light source) and the second time when Blondie dies.


* Occurs during Asuka's MindRape in ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at the end of a repeated montage.

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* Occurs during Asuka's MindRape in ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' at the end of a repeated montage.



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* King Charles VI of France (1368-1422) suffered from recurring bouts of insanity, including instances when he thought that he was made of glass, and this caused him to protect himself in various ways so that he would not break (Pope Pius II, who was born in the middle of Charles' reign, wrote of this in his ''Commentaries''). Other people, generally educated and/or wealthy, were documented to believe in this glass delusion in Western Europe during 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.


* ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[spoiler:Azula's SanitySlippage culminates in her destruction of a mirror while preparing for her coronation.]]Her real JerkassWoobie persona is revealed in full at this point.

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* ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[spoiler:Azula's SanitySlippage culminates in her destruction of a mirror while preparing for her coronation.]]Her ]] Her real JerkassWoobie persona is revealed in full at this point.


* Played with in ''YuGiOh'', where the Other Yugi shatters Kaiba's mind after defeating him at the end of the Death-T arc. In this case, it's intended to give Kaiba a chance to ''regain'' his sanity as he puts the pieces of his mind back together.

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* Played with in ''YuGiOh'', ''Anime/YuGiOh'', where the Other Yugi shatters Kaiba's mind after defeating him at the end of the Death-T arc. In this case, it's intended to give Kaiba a chance to ''regain'' his sanity as he puts the pieces of his mind back together.


* ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[spoiler:Azula's SanitySlippage culminates in her destruction of a mirror while preparing for her coronation.]] She's pretty much a CompleteMonster from that point on.

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* ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[spoiler:Azula's SanitySlippage culminates in her destruction of a mirror while preparing for her coronation.]] She's pretty much a CompleteMonster from that point on.
]]Her real JerkassWoobie persona is revealed in full at this point.


* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', [[spoiler: Dave]]'s glasses crack near the end, symbolizing [[spoiler: his]] descend into madness.

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* In ''{{Narbonic}}'', [[spoiler: Dave]]'s glasses crack near the end, symbolizing [[spoiler: his]] descend descent into madness.

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