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* In VideoGame/FallenLondon you can start suffering from nightmares. As nightmares increase your character starts being unable to tell the difference between their dreams and reality, eventually driving you completely insane and resulting in you being taken to the Royal Bethlehem Hotel. Fortunately this is reversible.
** There is also a certain storylet called Seeking Mr Eaten's Name. [[spoiler: At first this simply manifests as a minor HorrorHunger, but as time and the story go on your character becomes increasingly insane and self-destructive. This includes doing things like baking your own face into a pie, or eating your own teeth, or rendering a candle out of your own body fat. Even compared to the general insanity of the Neath, Seekers are bad.]]



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* Edda in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' starts out as a simple, if timid, healer in a group of adventurers looking to make money and a name for themselves. Her boyfriend, who is the party's tank, constantly belittles her subpart healing skills and the others make fun of her for having to rely on potions to heal. When Edda's boyfriend [[LeeroyJenkins runs ahead of the group]] in a dungeon, his act of recklessness gets himself killed, but the others blame Edda for his death (for not keeping up to heal him). One would show sympathy towards the poor girl, but then her former party reveals that she's been carrying her boyfriend's severed head around. From there, she completely goes nuts later on by using dark magic to revive her boyfriend as a monster and invites the player character to her "wedding" in order to use their body as a vessel for her revived lover.

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* ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' lets you do this to Uruks by "[[MindRape Shaming]]" them: there is a chance while Shaming that the Uruk will become "Deranged" and have their mind snap in two, permanently altering their personality. It is also likely that the Uruk may become a "Maniac" and, even with their mind melted, [[CameBackStrong Come Back Strong]].



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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'' has this as a fundamental mechanic. Heroes can be stressed by their experiences in the dungeons, including encountering disturbing objects, being hit by traps, and especially the horrifying and nightmarish attacks many monsters unleash on them. If their stress grows too high, their Resolve will be tested. If they fail, they will gain an Affliction, in which they start becoming mentally unstable and begin lashing out at their allies, wailing in terror or hopelessness, or babbling irrationally. If they succeed at the test, however, [[HeroicWillpower they will become Virtuous]], becoming tougher and stronger and supporting their allies.


** Yosukesaurus in the second movie is generally friendly, but he felt powerless about not being able to lead the Herbivores into resisting the Carnivores. When he led the other Herbivores into a "paradise" which was revealed to be a dead end clearing that just makes them Carnivore fodder, all of the Herbivores voted to ostracize him and kick him out. He doesn't want to and they force him to attack the party because humans wrote the book depicting "paradise." He gets mindbroken piece by piece and turns into a carnivorous dinosaur himself and mercilessly attacks the party.

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** Yosukesaurus in the second movie is generally friendly, but he felt powerless about not being able to lead the Herbivores into resisting the Carnivores. When he led the other Herbivores into a "paradise" which was revealed to be a dead end clearing that just makes them Carnivore fodder, all of the Herbivores voted to ostracize him and kick him out. He doesn't want to and they force him to attack the party because humans wrote the book depicting "paradise." He gets mindbroken piece by piece and turns piece, finally turning into a carnivorous dinosaur himself and to mercilessly attacks attack the party.


** While Hikari was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for being different. Her father then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]

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** While Hikari was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for being different. Her father then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father he was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]


** While Hikari was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for being different. He then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]

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** While Hikari was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for being different. He Her father then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]


** While Hikari was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her being different. He then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]

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** While Hikari was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her being different. He then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]


* Yosukesaurus in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' is generally friendly, but he felt powerless about not being able to lead the Herbivores into resisting the Carnivores. When he led the other Herbivores into a "paradise" which was revealed to be a dead end clearing that just makes them Carnivore fodder, all of the Herbivores voted to ostracize him and kick him out. He doesn't want to and they force him to attack the party because humans wrote the book depicting "paradise." He gets mindbroken piece by piece and turns into a carnivorous dinosaur himself and mercilessly attacks the party.
* While Hikari in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her being different. He then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'':
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Yosukesaurus in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' the second movie is generally friendly, but he felt powerless about not being able to lead the Herbivores into resisting the Carnivores. When he led the other Herbivores into a "paradise" which was revealed to be a dead end clearing that just makes them Carnivore fodder, all of the Herbivores voted to ostracize him and kick him out. He doesn't want to and they force him to attack the party because humans wrote the book depicting "paradise." He gets mindbroken piece by piece and turns into a carnivorous dinosaur himself and mercilessly attacks the party.
* ** While Hikari in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her being different. He then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]


* While Hikari in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then he accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' and she became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]

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* While Hikari in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then he being different. He then accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' father was her only beacon of hope, so she ''snapped'' and she became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]


* While Hikari in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then her father accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' and she became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]

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* While Hikari in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then her father he accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' and she became the NervousWreck encountered in the theater.]]


* While the Hikari in-game was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then her father accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' and she became the depressed wreck we saw at the start of the game.]]

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* While the Hikari in-game in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then her father accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' and she became the depressed wreck we saw at NervousWreck encountered in the start of the game.theater.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' series, this happens to the public especially in the endgame. The changes are often highly noticable and outright terrifying.
** At the Janurary of ''VideoGame/Persona3'', people in Tatsumi Port Island [[spoiler:began saying insane things, a few were in catatonic depression, and Strega leaflets and graffiti can be seen all over the city with nobody to pick on them.]]
** At the December of ''VideoGame/Persona4'', [[spoiler:the town gets surrounded by fog and the background music was replaced by some eerie noise, and the townsfolk began saying insane things such as "healing cults."]]
** This is extremely obvious in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. [[spoiler:After you get Futaba to join you, you will notice that people treated the Phantom Thieves as godly existences, but after you beat Okumura, since they thought that you were killing him, the Phantom Thieves automatically turn into [[HateSink Hate Sinks]] for everyone and it only goes ''worse'' after beating Shido. Near the end of the game, even if Mementos already [[RealityBleed bleeds]] into the real world, nobody but your Confidants can notice it.]]
* Goro Akechi in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is eerily calm when you [[spoiler:confront him in Shido's Palace. However, once beat his first phase, he enters a VillainousBreakdown, shuts down his thinking and drives himself berserk with the same power that he uses to cause mental shutdowns, then attacks you while screaming obscenities.]]
* Yosukesaurus in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ2NewCinemaLabyrinth'' is generally friendly, but he felt powerless about not being able to lead the Herbivores into resisting the Carnivores. When he led the other Herbivores into a "paradise" which was revealed to be a dead end clearing that just makes them Carnivore fodder, all of the Herbivores voted to ostracize him and kick him out. He doesn't want to and they force him to attack the party because humans wrote the book depicting "paradise." He gets mindbroken piece by piece and turns into a carnivorous dinosaur himself and mercilessly attacks the party.
* While the Hikari in-game was nothing more than a depressed wreck at the start of the game, [[spoiler:she used to be quite sane when she was young; Even when she was wrongly blamed for poisoning the class rabbit by her primary school teacher or ostracized by her secondary school friends for having a different opinion on how Miyuki should be treated, she can still talk to her father with a straight face. However, after her relatives denied her worth, all hell breaks loose; She just collapsed in a fit of depression and self-loathing and closed herself off in her room so she would be "normal" under the emotional premise that everyone hated her for her father raising her ineffectively. Then her father accidentally triggered her TraumaButton by asking her a question in the exact phrasing as everyone said before they flip out as a concern for her mental health. Needless to say, her sanity just ''collapsed'' and she became the depressed wreck we saw at the start of the game.]]


* ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' has [[spoiler:Nessiah]], who is quite clearly struggling to stay sane by the end of the game. Considering the [[TraumaCongaLine particularly brutal]] BreakTheCutie he was subjected to in the past (and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever how long he's had to live with the trauma]]), his Sanity Slippage is pretty understandable.

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* ''VideoGame/ConfessMyLove'': Willie goes through one after enough endings had passed and the player gains access to the "Mutated Room". In this special ending, [[spoiler:Liza turns into a demon and attempts to kill Willie]]. Back in the real world, Willie then gets flashbacks about the event, freaks out, and [[spoiler:stabs Liza.]]

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