History CloudCuckoolander / VideoGames

17th May '18 7:36:48 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features a great many wild and eccentric characters - some of them mentally ill, others just logical consequences of ending up in an UrbanFantasy environment where AllMythsAreTrue.
** Templar scholar Iain Tibet Gladstone is always rambling on about some weird voyage he took in his adventuring days, discussing the merits of using illegal drugs to travel through time or visit Hell, or lecturing on weird and implausible history. Much to the exasperation of his handlers, he's also an alcoholic, has a habit of licking cane toads, and often forgets to put his clothes back on after meditating skyclad.
** Gladstone's opposite number among TheIlluminati, Dr Charles Zurn, is also pretty out-there: a frazzled barbiturate junkie with a long history with MK-ULTRA, rarely a minute goes by without him saying something off-the-wall. In his introduction alone, he offhandedly asks the guards dragging you away if they've ever seen anyone void themselves after exposure to pink noise, jokingly pretends to be Dr Christian Szell while having you StrappedToAnOperatingTable, spins around wildly in his swivel chair, and takes several hits out of a suspicious-looking inhaler. Plus, when your mental training simulation is over, he also asks you if you've ever seen a jaguar tripping...
** The Illuminati leader, the Pyramidion. This guy spends two thirds of his time spouting loosely-connected public service announcements and context-relevant memes; the remaining third [[BunnyEarsLawyer is usually pretty sensible]], however, so he remains frighteningly effective despite this.
** The Fallen King, a street prophet ranting to passers-by in London. However, despite his weird puppet antics and bizarre tirades, he may be more than he seems: in fact, he might have some supernatural ability, given that one of his speeches apparently sends the player back in time to the Tokyo Incident.
** Dave Screed, a ConspiracyTheorist in Brooklyn; while he's dead right about fearing the power of the Illuminati, the man's paranoia has left him eccentric to the point of all but ceasing to function. Among other things, he's convinced that VideoGame/PacMan is a vision of how the Illuminati see the world, he believes that his girlfriend is an Illuminati robot sent to spy on him, and he's so terrified of the world changing in his sleep that he's resorted to increasingly dubious means of remaining consciousness: vitamin supplements, energy drinks, nicotine gum, Pop Rocks, hair spray... oh, and for added fun, despite his paranoia, he doesn't see anything odd about being photographed in conversation with you. [[spoiler: Said photographer is actually Leah Cassini, the Illuminati Syadmin.]]
** John Galahad, a homeless man claiming to be the Arthurian character Sir Galahad; for good measure, he speaks in a very flowery, archaic dialect that only makes his trouble adjusting to modern life all the more bizarre. The Secret World being what it is, nobody can tell if he's the real Galahad or just a Literature/DonQuixote-style madman.
** Deputy Andy Gardener tends to ramble off in very odd directions about human sacrifice and dead kittens in mid-conversation, apparently due to being traumatized by the ZombieApocalypse in Kingsmouth, though conversations in calmer times prove that he's also a little bit of a doofus in his own right.
** [[TheWonka Headmaster]] [[BlackMage Hayden]] [[TheSpock Montag]] of [[WizardingSchool Innsmouth Academy]] is obsessed with the occult, fixated on the morbid, and almost completely clueless when it comes to normal human interactions: his literal-mindedness means that he's been known to completely overlook sarcasm, his love of disturbing magical trivia has been known to traumatize listeners, and his inability to recognize potentially offensive content in his lectures has resulted in him being retired from the Reparation Committee - and even today, he's still not allowed anywhere near grieving parents. Plus, his attempts to appear more personable only make him seem even ''weirder,'' given that he apparently "auditions" certain words for future conversations.
** Nassir, the resident MadBomber of the Marya: a fan of Hollywood action movies and Bollywood musicals, he often peppers his dialogues with references to Film/RockyBalboa, Franchise/DieHard, and Film/TaxiDriver, and can often be found dancing around with an AK-47 in the background... when he isn't playing catch with live hand grenades, of course.
** Played very darkly in the case of Rada Nastase, a Morninglight VIP trapped up in the Carpathian Mountains. Like many examples on this list, she tends to ramble on with very little connectivity or context, but it's because she's being drugged by her Morninglight "handler," Adrian Zorlescu. Plus, the stress of being trapped in a lodge besieged by vampires and with only the increasingly-abusive Zorlescu for company hasn't done wonders for her sanity. As such, she tends to sound a little vague and ephemeral at the best of times - ie, when she isn't being made to shovel down pills and chug wine straight from the bottle: in bad times, she can only whimper that "these people aren't my friends" and burst into tears.
** Kurt "Buster" Kusczac, a tank driver traumatized by the arrival of the Filth in Tokyo, is now convinced he's in charge of a squad of imaginary soldiers and can often be heard discussing strategy with imaginary officers. Plus, he believes that the Black Signal can be warded off with Christmas Carols.
** Yuichi Nakahara has ended up as one of these following his disastrous time with the Fear Nothing Foundation and the emergence of the Filth. Now dressed in a bizarre homemade outfit with no pants, he refuses to remove his "space hat" for fear that the vampire squids will eat his brain if he ever takes it off, and reasons that because he made the hat in the first place, it's a part of him. Also, he has a habit of spouting LittleKnownFacts when he's under stress - meaning he spends most of his time rattling off trivia. Notable given that his situation is played just as much for tragedy as it is for comedy: his sister Harumi fears that he's actually in the process of withdrawing from reality under the strain, and at times doesn't seem to know if she exists or not. Plus, Yuichi is almost incapable of looking after himself and likely in serious need of psychiatric care - which, thanks to the ongoing state of emergency, he isn't going to get anytime soon.
** Despite being a CloudCuckoolandersMinder to Yuichi, Harumi is a good example of this herself. Hyperactive, fun-loving, and seemingly unfazed by the fact that the Filth has consumed the city, she often geeks out over the sight of you, asks for demonstrations of your powers with incomprehensible sound effects, spouts off advertising jingles for Bingo Cola, and attempts to achieve digital omniscience via hacking.
** By far the most spectacular ''human'' example of this in the game would have to be Daimon Kiyota. A firm believer in EssentialMadness, Kiyota has made a conscious decision to be a CloudCuckooLander in order to make himself perfectly adaptable: an top of using a lot of 1920s-era slang, he also tries to tell the future with the aid of a Pachinko machine, casually chows down on an apparently lethal plate of Fugu, calls in favors that result in his allies throwing half-empty bottles of whisky out of windows for no clear reason, bombards the players with lectures that even he doesn't entirely understand, and randomly cartwheels and moonwalks around his office. Plus, these antics not only net him results but actually give him a serious advantage over his opponents, much to their bewilderment.
21st Apr '18 10:43:13 AM cosmogoblin
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* When you first meet the Moontouched Girl from ''VideoGame/{{Pyre}}'' she can't even remember her own name; it seems she doesn't consider it all that important. She was exiled from the Commonwealth ostensibly for vagrancy, but actually for being really weird - and for telling the truth about its corrupt rulers. She hears the words of the long-dead Scribes, but has a tenuous understanding of their meaning, and her grasp on the physical world is even vaguer - despite the horrors she witnesses and endures in her backstory and during the game, she can't understand people except through her optimistic filter, and assumes that even the villains are nice people. Although this should be a crippling deficiency for social interactions, when the more liberal New Order arises at the end of the game, the Moontouched Girl becomes a hugely popular religious figure, showing her followers how to be excellent people.
7th Mar '18 5:18:01 PM nombretomado
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* The ''TouchDetective'' games has Penelope. A banana loving girl who is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} to the point that her very ''hair'' is soft and fluffy and cloud-like. A good example of her air-headedness is displayed in a conversation between protagonist Mackenzie and shopkeeper Daisy.

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* The ''TouchDetective'' ''VideoGame/TouchDetective'' games has Penelope. A banana loving girl who is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} to the point that her very ''hair'' is soft and fluffy and cloud-like. A good example of her air-headedness is displayed in a conversation between protagonist Mackenzie and shopkeeper Daisy.
5th Mar '18 5:11:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSuffering'' gives you a drugged-out and half-naked teenager out of his mind, begging you (who he thinks is his father, in his overdose-laden delusions) to protect him and help him to safety.

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* ''TheSuffering'' ''VideoGame/TheSuffering'' gives you a drugged-out and half-naked teenager out of his mind, begging you (who he thinks is his father, in his overdose-laden delusions) to protect him and help him to safety.
25th Feb '18 9:16:22 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''ShikigamiNoShiro'': Reika is certainly... "out there."

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%%* ''ShikigamiNoShiro'': ''VideoGame/CastleOfShikigami'': Reika is certainly... "out there."
2nd Feb '18 2:08:46 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/RandalsMonday'': The business bum and Alan.
16th Jan '18 2:54:29 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' has a '''''ton''''' of these. The first few that come to mind are Azuregos, [[MeaningfulName Budd Nedreck]], [[Franchise/IndianaJones Harrison Jones]], and, in a way, Tirion Fordring.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a '''''ton''''' of these. The first few that come to mind are Azuregos, [[MeaningfulName Budd Nedreck]], [[Franchise/IndianaJones Harrison Jones]], and, in a way, Tirion Fordring.
28th Dec '17 7:44:38 AM Cryoclaste
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28th Dec '17 5:28:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Tekken}}'': [[RobotGirl Alisa Bosconovitch]] shows signs of this, likely because, as a robot, she doesn't have the same grasp of reality her companion [[TheHero Lars]] has, for example.

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* ''{{Tekken}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': [[RobotGirl Alisa Bosconovitch]] shows signs of this, likely because, as a robot, she doesn't have the same grasp of reality her companion [[TheHero Lars]] has, for example.
23rd Dec '17 5:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* Steven Heck from ''AlphaProtocol'' fits this well. He nearly poisons his associate with dry-cleaning solution because he can't remember where his keys are, asks a security guard about TV cooking shows before killing him, writes the single longest rambling sentence in existence in an e-mail, builds a mini-gun on a subway car "just because it might be useful later" and thinks the protagonist's middle name is "Finnegan", because a minotaur told him this when he got stoned. Although he did doubt the logic of the minotaur's argument.

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* Steven Heck from ''AlphaProtocol'' ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' fits this well. He nearly poisons his associate with dry-cleaning solution because he can't remember where his keys are, asks a security guard about TV cooking shows before killing him, writes the single longest rambling sentence in existence in an e-mail, builds a mini-gun on a subway car "just because it might be useful later" and thinks the protagonist's middle name is "Finnegan", because a minotaur told him this when he got stoned. Although he did doubt the logic of the minotaur's argument.
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