— Charlie Crews (speaking to ), Extended social isolation that makes a person go crazy. People who are will usually be subject to this. A person or where it is months or years until they reach their destination are also at risk. Solitary confinement can be a way of this as punishment. Related to and (for when the isolation induced crazy waxes then wanes). Is an extreme version of this which often goes with total immobilization and/or sensory deprivation. Various techniques can be employed to deal with loneliness, such as maintaining a strict daily schedule or keeping a diary.
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In comedy, it's often demonstrated by having the character or an to alleviate their suffering. A common effect is for them to greet actual rescues with the belief that they are dreaming, or have gone mad. For years after escape, may throw them back into the belief they are still a prisoner. Scenarios often play off of this as a., as studies of prisoners in show. See also,, and. Experiences like these in solitary confinement can lead someone to declare that they're and would die first.
• 's Brook spent fifty-plus years in total isolation and flashbacks suggest he definitely went at least a little crazy in that time. This might also have caused a deterioration of social skills that has resulted in Brook being one of anime's few post-mortem. • Made worse by his Devil Fruit powers, which resurrected his soul into his undying skeleton, so in his isolation he couldn't even look forward to dying of starvation or thirst before his second lifespan finally ran out at some unknown point in the future. Due to a promise he made he couldn't kill himself, either. So he was stuck there, alone, for fifty years, with only his instruments to keep him company — and the skeletal remains of his former crew, who he had been in charge of when they died. • Also Level 6 of Impel Down is Isolation for prisoners. Shiliew even stated that he was so bored he wished for death.
• The Level 6 prisoners aren't completely isolated, being able to talk to each other. • manga has Kirakishou who's been isolated in the N-Field so long she begins to go insane. • has Yami Yugi, isolated for 3,000 years in the manga within the Puzzle, being vengeful and employing dangerous games to deal with whoever's bullying Yuugi that week.
He also has seemingly no presence or sense of identity outside of this judge role until later. This may be a side effect of the manga being originally planned to be a horror story, and thus some of the early art was.interesting. This is played down in the anime. •: Subverted by Mariko Kurama. She was immobilized in a giant containment unit soon after she was born and stayed there for 8 years, with her only contact with the outside world being a lab assistant speaking to her via an intercom.
She isn't exactly a poster child for mental health, being a, but she eventually reveals herself to be far more bitter than crazy. And realistically,. • One of the reasons why Yugi from turned to a life of villainy. • Likely the main reason Lucia from is so screwed up. In general, locking a small child up in a maximum security prison and depriving them of contact with the rest of the world for ten years is bad for one's mental health. • After an untold amount of time floating alone in space, Cars, of the second arc of, is said to go so mad that his mind just shuts off. Disposizione Tavoli Matrimonio Software Gratis.
• The main villan, DIO, spends ONE-HUNDRED YEARS in a coffin before his return in Part 3. It's implied that didn't help his (already questionable) state of mind. • The same thing happens to Magenta Magenta in Part 7, minus the space part.
• Same for Part 5 villain Diavolo, who is bound to an eternal cycle of suffering as each time he dies, his death is reseted by Gold Experience Requiem's power. • Almost happens to in an episode of the 2001 series, when he spends a whole episode stuck in his mode. What feels as mere seconds for the others, is for him several days spent unable to interact with anyone since he moves so fast that no one can see/hear/etc. Him, and he can't touch them either as the smallest touch could. It truly is an situation, and he almost crosses the. • Averted with the old man in. He's far more concerned with survival than contact with others — going so far as to actively avoid contact with anyone — but his mental health is possibly the best on the entire island.
• Happens briefly to Hachimaki in episode 16 of. After he's inadvertently isolated for a brief time in space, he develops Acute Spatial Disorder and has problems doing his job in space. He's treated by being put inside a sensory deprivation room.
Once it goes dark inside, his mind starts to play tricks on him, and he's forced to overcome the problem. • Comedic example in: thinks being isolated by classmates and having no one to talk to at school could cause not just her, but anybody psychological damage. Not the case with, the who sits beside her and averts this; despite being ignored by everyone in class, he's completely fine with it and has an optimistic, confident personality to boot. •: Monev the Gale, first of the Gung-Ho Guns was raised from childhood in near total isolation, forced to do nothing except physical training and target shooting.
His attack on Vash is his first real experience with the outside world, and it shows, from his utter and complete disregard for human life or collateral damage in the ensuing battle (in the anime, he seems to completely ignore the presence of anyone except Vash), to his blubbering breakdown when Vash finally overpowers him. • Element Lad of the spent billions of years as the only being in the universe after being flung outside time and space in Legion Lost. He was driven very much insane as a result, although there was also some involved. It took him weeks to even remember his former friends when they were brought to his attention. • Inverted in #5, when Copycat gets trapped in a. She's already mad (she has multiple personality disorder).
Spending time in the void allows her personalities to start integrating. • 's recent series involving and chasing after a had. One would think 'But he's already,' but this Deadpool got stuck in a container underneath the earth for hundreds of years.
He created another personality to play Hangman against and then started arguing with that personality cause it was better at playing Hangman than he was. • There's a comic in the, Mostly Automatic, which has a young man with a sweetheart taking a load of cargo on a trip which should have taken two weeks, during which he happily planned to lounge around playing games and watching vids. But a rock hit his ship, taking out the hyperdrive and the comm. Sublight engines still functioned, but it was ten parsecs to any kind of civilization and would take sixty years, alone on a little ship. He put the ship on automatic and then 'quietly, and very deliberately.
For the first few years he mostly slept until he ran out of sleep-inducing medication, then he went mad until he found an inactive service droid in a box in the hold and activated her, which helped. • Appa Ali Apsa, also known as the Old Timer, was once one of the; in fact, he was the last Guardian to remain behind when the others departed for another dimension. Unfortunately, being left alone on Oa was not conducive to his continued sanity. Bruce Silver Bpmn Method And Style Pdf Converter. He now had all the power of Oa too.
• During the Obsidian Age story arc of, is frozen, shattered into tiny pieces and scattered across the Atlantic Ocean floor almost 3000 years in the past. When the League finally reconstitutes him in the present, he reveals he was awake and aware. During that period, he went insane and then. • For an inversion, a later story involves the Flash curing a persistent malignant computer program called the Construct by duplicating it so that it had something similar to itself to talk to. He later discovers that the Constructs have since evolved into an entire species of electronic beings who worship him as a god.
• The origin of the villain Mister Nobody, originally a criminal and former member of the Brotherhood of Evil named Mr. Morden, is that he was injected with a powerful anaesthetic and left in a for three days, as part of an experiment by an ex-nazi scientist hiding in Argentina. The room was spherical, resulting in the illusion that Neumann was suspended in an endless white void, and with absolutely no external stimuli other than sight, Morden went insane in less than a day. Three days passed, which seemed like eternities to him, until finally he saw a dot appear in the whiteness, causing him to latch onto the dot as his only anchor to reality.
Finally, the existential fear caused by the dot erased Morden from existance, and he was reborn as Mr. Nobody, complete with. • During, it's revealed that this is what happened to Hank Henshaw, the Cyborg Superman - after making his escape from Earth using a piece of Superman's birthing matrix rocket ship, he wandered the galaxy for so long, he went completely mad, having him believe that Superman drove him from Earth.
• In story 'Robin Dies at Dawn', Batman begins hallucinating his 's death after being locked in a sensory deprivation chamber for several hours. • Also the reason that Tim Drake became the third /Robin; he noticed that, in the absence of a sidekick or any other field support, Batman was starting to become harsher and less humane.
• Used offensively against during an arc, as part of a brainwashing attempt, using the the recently made Asian Ninja, Psylocke, on the outside to make things worse. Thing is, Wolverine is already a bit mad, and this just antagonized things, and he ended up pushing his own issues back into Psylocke's head. •: After the fight with Bardiel, Gendo had Shinji and Asuka detained for insubordination. Asuka was thrown alone in a cell and left in full darkness. She was starting to panic as the forced isolation set in. Then she heard Shinji knocking a familiar beat against the wall in the cell next to hers. The sound immediately pulled her out of her downward spiral and Shinji and Asuka used knocks on the wall to communicate with each other during their detention.
It helped them to go through several days of isolation. •: After Shinji was left alone in a devastated planet for a long time.
As he wandered over the countryside, scavenging food from the ruins, he was going slowly crazy. He could not even tell when he was asleep or awake and he was starting to have visions when he finally found. When someone asked him because he stood up for her Shinji replied that she gave him a reason for living and kept him sane. •: In the beginning of chapter 12 Shinji and Asuka have been detained and shoved into separate cells. As he waited, pondering that it was driving him crazy being locked in that place with no way to know how long had passed and what had happened to Asuka, Shinji reflected on those cells -small, nearly empty, almost completely dark- were especifically built to drive someone crazy due to the feeling of isolation among other things. • Fanfiction author Asidian creates a scenario in their work Broken Glass to Sweep Away as a Rise of the Guardians work featuring Jack Frost and Pitch Black when the latter imprisons the younger spirit in a cage in his lair for an unknown period of time.
It is heavily suggested the period of time is a few decades, and in the beginning Pitch suggests he would keep Jack here '80 years or so'. •, a crossover fic between and, combines this with as an explanation for why the various immortal characters have all become varying degrees of unstable.
Griffin: I've made mistakes, Christ, we all 'ave. We tried to play at bein' God.
It was arrogant and foolish and we thought we succeeded. We forgot that God is lonely. Why else would he have made man? Its not the age or the grief or the rage. Its the loneliness that has driven all of us mad. We cling to the people around us, to save us from ourselves. And when they die, we can't follow.
After a while, the options become either cut yourself off totally or go completely insane. • Kasumi invokes this trope to in the fic.
Kasumi: 'No one should ever be truly alone, Alex. Otherwise how would we stay sane?' • In the Batman fic, one of the main characters is send to solitary confinement.
The way the authors write it slowly getting to her is. • In the story, Sesshoumaru is captured by Naraku and imprisoned in a diamond cell too small to move, with only the light of Tenseiga (until it goes out), being gradually deprived of all senses. He becomes a steadily more as his mind plays tricks on him, and when he's freed he doesn't know how much of the torment and taunting he went through was Naraku and how much his mind made up just to have something to experience. • In the story, the Ghost Host worries that this trope would apply to the already pretty psychotic One-Eyed Black Cat, and visits him sometimes despite their mutual hatred in an effort to this trope. Although the Cat denies it, his mad laughing to himself even as the Ghost Host has left strongly suggests he isn't all that well.
• In, Nightmare Moon won and banish Princess Celestia to a set of floating islands, alone, powerless, 700 years later a remorseful Nightmare Moon tries to makes amends by bringing Celestia back, she's all but an. It takes a tearful reunion with Philomena to snap Celestia out of this state. Later it becomes clear that Celestia suffers from and Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. • In, we find out that going into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber alone is a bad thing. Mostly because this happens to you. For instance, Vegeta was inside it three days (Mr.
Popo had changed the aspect to be 1 day:1 day as revenge) and completely snapped making a out of a broomstick and a volleyball like Nappa. •: Corona is a version of Celestia who went mad from the pressure of ruling Equestria functionally on her own (since Luna was distracted by her ), but Zecora points out that being stuck in the sun for a thousand years by the Elements of Harmony didn't help. Spent over seventy years trying to catch the 'Kevin' bird to prove it existed. Likely as a result of spending the best years of his isolation trying to catch a bird, Muntz is now quite paranoid, and even homicidal whenever someone even mentions 'Kevin.'
• It seems that had reached this point in the beginning where he sees each inanimate object in his glass box having a name and a personality and he is able to hear them talking. It's justified because Rango probably spent his whole life stuck in that cage without anybody to talk to but himself. •: Buck has gone crazy from spending so long in the by himself. This exchange sums it up quite nicely. Manny: When exactly did you Buck: Three months ago. I woke up one morning married to a pineapple. An ugly pineapple!
Ah, but I loved her. • A humorous example in, when Anna mentions that she has started talking to portraits out of desperation, then promptly tells a painting of Joan of Arc to hang in there. Takes a darker turn when the audience realizes that Anna's isolation really has made her desperate enough for human affection to fall prey to Hans' political ploy.
And Elsa's self-imposed exile and isolation make her as well, though not outright insane. Trubshaw has gone more than a little dotty from being chained up and possibly tortured for ten years by Snatcher and his flunkies. He seems to get over it after Snatcher is defeated and he's reunited with his son Eggs.
• In, Arlo encounters a Styracosaurus hermit named Forrest Woodbrush who, in his desperation for company, has accumulated a sizable collection of small forest critters whom he seems to think can talk to him. • from Disney's is a subversion; While he claims that the reason he's so loopy is from spending hundreds of years alone on the title planet, the truth is his memory chip was removed, so his brain really is broken. Once he gets it back, this aspect of his personality tones down. • In, our hero ends up talking to a volleyball. Which, according to the survival specialist consultants on the film, saved his life from madness. In the script, Wilson even has 'lines' which we don't hear.
At first, personalizing the volleyball seems like a conscious decision to stave off boredom, but it becomes clear that our hero has become more attached to it than can be considered strictly sane when he risks his life to 'rescue' it when it falls overboard off of a raft. • claims this as the reason for Kong's aggressive, violent tendencies in 's. Being a gorilla (a naturally social species, like humans), on an island where, would do that. Some there too, as solitary gorillas in captivity are often known to go insane from loneliness. • This happens to the entire building in!
• In, Velociraptor-trainer Owen immediately suspects that this is one of the I. Rex's major problems.
Any animal will become psychologically damaged if they're never socialized with humans or other animals, and the I. Rex has spent her entire life confined to a paddock that's far too small for her massive size. The only positive relationship the I. Rex has is with the crane that brings her food; she even ate her own sibling. We later learn that this was part of Hoskins' and Wu's plan all along to create the perfect.
Owen: Animals raised in isolation aren't always the most functional. Claire: Your raptors were born in captivity. Owen: With siblings, they learn social skills and when they're born.
There's trust. • Zac Hobson of. He recovers shortly before he meets another survivor, though. • Happens to the protagonist of — as a major plot driver.
Meets mannequins! •: Starts happening to the protagonist — Or does it? • plays this for laughs when the protagonist is accidentally prevented from entering for the nine-month trip to Mars, with clips of him at one day in, one month in, and a month in for each subsequent month. By the seventh, he's painting a replica of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling on the ceiling of the spaceship. • And at the end, it happens again. • A variation at the beginning of the film.
The protagonist and an astronaut are undergoing trials to see which one will be included in the mission. Both are locked in separate chambers of an isolation tank for 24 hours to test their endurance. While the tank is completely insulated from the outside world, the two chambers are not insulated from one another. The protagonist entertains himself by singing, throwing a ball, and having sock puppet plays.
By the time the tank opens, the astronaut is the one who has signs of insanity from all that noise, while the protagonist asks to be put back in the tank to finish his play. •: Travis Bickle goes insane from the almost total isolation he experiences. He works and interacts with other people but he finds himself completely unable to connect to anyone and develops murderous tendencies. Most of his time is spent alone in his apartment or driving a cab.
•: This is one of the dangers of entering someone else's dream. Normally getting killed in a dream only wakes you up.
However, if you're too deeply sedated, you wind up in a world where. You will eventually wake up, but the question is, will you still retain your sanity? • Henri Young in spends three years in solitary confinement after attempting to escape from Alcatraz. He does have some human contact during those years; unfortunately, the humans are very sadistic guards. When he's finally released from solitary, he has a psychotic episode and kills the inmate who snitched on him and foiled the escape attempt.
• When Jack Sparrow spends several months in Davy Jones's Locker between the and films, he goes.well.even crazier than he was before. When the other characters arrive to rescue him, he assumes that they're just a more varied sort of hallucination (the ones he was having before were just ). • In, Captain Pinbacker was left alone in the Icarus I for 7 years, until the Icarus II comes along.
He mistakes Capa for an angel. Then again, he was a little mad in the first place. • Oh Dae-Su from gets locked up in room for reasons unknown to him for 15 years, being released when he was going to escape. He gets obsessed with revenge at any cost. • In the British film a scientist turns traitor and then commits suicide when about to be arrested. An assistant and friend seems to know what was going on and volunteers to show them.
They were experimenting with sensory deprivation which made the older man open to suggestion like self brainwashing. The younger man almost succumbs himself. • finds Luke Graham marooned on Mars for a year after his crewmates are killed in a storm, and he attacks his rescuers when they arrive because he thinks they're just a hallucination. He quickly reverts to normal once he realizes they're real, however. • has Burt and Anton try to pull off a stunt where they stay in a levitated box in the Las Vegas heat for a week.
They only last twenty minutes before Burt starts to freak. • Dr Mann in became so increasingly paranoid and mad during their time spent alone without any human contact and due to his planet being inhabitable, he knew that Earth wouldn't send anyone so he faked a signal and tried to kill Cooper and co to steal the Endurance. • Romilly experiences this for 23 years and is noticeably stiff and awkward when interacting with others. Luckily for him, he spent a good portion of that time in cryosleep but it still wasn't enough. • In, Letty moves from Virginia to a dry plains area in Texas that suffers from very frequent dust storms. Being alone with just the dust causes her, which only gets worse when she's forced to stay inside all alone while her husband is travelling.
And then her Wirt is allowed to stay in their house and things go. • Ben Gunn from is semi-insane from being marooned on the island for several years. He's coherent enough to help the heroes, though. • The same applies to Ben's Solomon Shafto in, although he is possibly even less coherent. •: Both Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent go mad when stuck in earth's prehistory, although admittedly they chose to go mad to save time. Ford got, himself.
•: A wolf in the book spends so much time by himself at one point that he goes a bit crazy from loneliness. He believes his only friends are the bats in the cave and talks to them despite not understanding them. • The short story ' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. •: Comes up as a problem for Tal when dealing with a character isolated inside a sunstone, complete with her. Considering the character herself admits to having been mad, Tal is wary in trusting her advice.
• In the novel trilogy, the omnipotent being 0 has spent millions of years isolated outside the galaxy (and his inability to travel at light speed precluded him from travelling to distant galaxies), and has turned mad from the isolation, making him than the omnipotent Q. • In 's, King Casmir imprisons Prince Aillas at the bottom of an oubliette. Aillas gradually loses his sanity and starts thinking of the skeletons of former inmates as friends and comrades in adversity. He gets better after escaping. • 's story Elbow Room is something of a twist: the woman chosen for duty on an isolated station is actually all alone; the other people she thinks are there are her other personalities.
She briefly flips out when she realizes this, but then goes back to the way things were. (Someone else who's read this story could probably describe it better.) There's a brief mention of how they tried sending groups of extroverts to man the station together, but they couldn't stand being cooped up together. • In the, the spellcaster Virim went mad from spending nearly a century or more alone in a tower far from civilization.
When Firekeeper and her allies enter it, they find it full of various illusions and images of Virim constantly debating and arguing, representing his every second thought since unleashing the plague that killed the world's magic users. • In the second book in (The Golem's Eye), Honorius is an example of this after being cooped up in Gladstone's tomb for over a century. • In 's novel, Tarikus recounts how Fabius Bile keeps the captive Space Marines isolated for months or years to break them. In the short story 'The Returned', Tarikus wakes with a jolt, taking seconds to realize he is no longer Bile's prisoner; he has suffered it since his escape. The psyker examining him comments off-hand that obviously he was deeply tormented by his experience. Later, after a test which rendered him just short of brain dead, he awakes peacefully and deeply relishes it. • In 's story, Tamaris at first does not recognize her rescuers.
• Total sensory deprivation and isolation is used as an interrogation technique by in 's; one of the interrogators mentions that it's much more effective than torture. The specifics involve a neutral-buoyancy pool, carefully crafted restraints designed not to be felt, and a sound-isolation technique designed to neutralize the sound of the subject's own voice, so that the subjects couldn't even hear themselves talking. •: • Drizzt Do'Urden in R. Salvatore's has a theoretically even worse problem - not only is he being affected by the isolation when hiding in underground caverns alone, but the 'company' of the local is causing him to combine this with reflexive killer's instincts that can pop up at the wrong time. The only thing that's keeping him somewhat sane through all this is talking to his cat. (Admittedly, she's a magical panther that can understand him, if not answer.) • Drizzt suffers this again in where he gets a different taste of it during his imprisonment in Draygo Quick's dungeon.
Quick tactically uses isolation and slowly improving conditions to endear Drizzt to him. And it works, too: Drizzt remarks, that he can't hate Quick anymore, because he is the only one talking to and feeding him. • The protagonist of suffers from a mild case of this, on account of being locked in a room full of chicken litter for six months. • The short story ' had a futuristic mode of transportation which got people to their destination almost instantly, but they have to be knocked out beforehand. Otherwise, the person's mind feels like it spent an eternity in isolation. Anyone conscious during the trip arrives insane or just falls over dead.
•: After seven months of not talking except Captain Nemo, Aronnax and Conseil, the independent and Ned Land, not interested in submarine investigation, is slowly going insane. I'll also mention that the Canadian, at the end of his strength and patience, made no further appearances. Conseil couldn't coax a single word out of him and feared that, in a fit of delirium while under the sway of a ghastly homesickness, Ned would kill himself. So he kept a devoted watch on his friend every instant. • In, the group encounters a man abandoned on a nearby island, who has been driven entirely mad. He recovers some after spending time with the group, though it takes months before he speaks and even then he is never quite comfortable around the ot.