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Freak Out is getting misused. What do we do about it?

Trope definition: A character suffers a psychological breakdown from a traumatic event, resulting in a permanent (or at least long-lasting) change in their character.

Observed misuse: Any time a character has a significant emotional reaction (they "freak out") — e.g. panic attack, temper tirade, or so on.

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Trope Transplant

  • Redefine "Freak Out!" to: Any time a character suffers an extreme emotional reaction to some trauma, incident, or trigger.
  • Move the existing definition somewhere else (name to be determined separately).



  • Still requires moving correct usages of the current definition, which does not require an emotional explosion or freaking-out.