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Basic Trope: A tragic event that leads a character to lose hope.
- Straight: Ken kills Sayaka, which causes Chihaya to lose all hope.
- Alternatively, Chihaya is raped, causing her to lose all hope.
- Downplayed: Heroic BSOD
- Justified: Fate has dealt Chihaya a losing hand. It's natural to feel that things will never get better.
- Chihaya suffers from depression as a result of Sakaya's death, or survivor guilt as a result of not being able to stop Ken.
- Inverted: The death of Sayaka motivates Chihaya to live life to the fullest.
- Sakaya's death sends Chihaya into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Subverted: Chihaya starts to lose all hope after Ken kills Sayaka, but gets better.
- Double Subverted: ...except it was all an act, and she really has crossed the Despair Event Horizon.
- Parodied: Ken steals Sayaka's pencil, which causes Chihaya to make a Face Heel Turn and become an Omnicidal Maniac.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Nothing traumatic happens to Chihaya.
- Enforced: Creator Breakdown
- Lampshaded: "I'll never feel happiness again."
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: Ken kills Sayaka on purpose, because he knows that it will cause Chihaya to lose all hope.
- Defied: Chihaya refuses to give up hope, knowing that things will get better through time.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
Oh no! It's the end of the page! How can we continue on past this point? Well, we could go back to Despair Event Horizon
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