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* Ed from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Though as a hyperactive teenage super-hacker, she also qualifies as a GeniusDitz. This may be hereditary, given how her father acts. Among other things, the man is dedicated to the goal of mapping out the newly altered terrain of Earth, a task which is explicitly stated as impossible due to the vast amount of debris still in orbit -- any given map is only valid for two days, tops, before a new meteorite hits and rearranges things again. His favorite food is raw eggs sucked out of their shells, and he's such a skilled fighter that he effortlessly disarms Jet Black with a thrown egg, dodges Spike's kickboxing and knocks Spike head over heels with a single open-palmed punch. He instantly recognizes Ed when she makes an appearance, but is uncertain as to her gender and was the one who left her behind in the first place. While he rewards Spike and Jet with a big basket full of eggs as thanks for taking care of her, he immediately abandons her again to chase after a new meteorite crash landing.

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* Ed from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Though as a hyperactive teenage super-hacker, she also qualifies as a GeniusDitz. This may be hereditary, given how her father acts. Among other things, the man is dedicated to the goal of mapping out the newly altered terrain of Earth, a task which is explicitly stated as impossible due to the vast amount of debris still in orbit -- any given map is only valid for two days, tops, before a new meteorite hits and rearranges things again. His favorite food is raw eggs sucked out of their shells, and he's such a skilled fighter that he effortlessly disarms Jet Black with a thrown egg, dodges Spike's kickboxing and knocks Spike head over heels with a single open-palmed punch. He instantly recognizes Ed when she makes an appearance, but is uncertain as to her gender and was the one who left her behind in the first place. While he rewards Spike and Jet with a big basket full of eggs as thanks for taking care of her, he immediately abandons her again to chase after a new meteorite crash landing.crash-landing.
9th Nov '16 7:51:59 PM Bassball_Batman
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** [[OutlawCouple Isaac and Miria]] share a train of thought that has to be seen to be believed. For example, they once decided to [[MonumentalTheft steal a museum, building and all]], for the sheer hell of it. Then they realized it was impossible... so they stole the door instead to stop people from entering. They plan a train robbery which "means going to the destination by train, then committing a robbery, then jumping on a train again to run away." OR the time Isaac decided to attempt to "steal gold directly from the earth rather than stealing it from the mafia". Through a process known to the sane as "mining", which he is convinced he invented. Did we mention that they thought bringing their friend a "little brother" as a surprise present was a fantastic idea? It also took them ''70 years'' to realize that [[spoiler:they were immortal]]. And they didn't actually figure it out. Their assumption was that [[spoiler:they were reborn]].

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** [[OutlawCouple Isaac and Miria]] share a train of thought that has to be seen to be believed. For example, they once decided to [[MonumentalTheft steal a museum, building and all]], for the sheer hell of it. Then they realized it was impossible... so they stole the door instead to stop people from entering. They plan a train robbery which "means going to the destination by train, then committing a robbery, then jumping on a train again to run away." OR '''''Or''''' the time Isaac decided to attempt to "steal gold directly from the earth rather than stealing it from the mafia". Through a process known to the sane as "mining", which he is convinced he invented. Did we mention that they thought bringing their friend a "little brother" as a surprise present was a fantastic idea? It also took them ''70 years'' to realize that [[spoiler:they were immortal]]. And they didn't actually figure it out. Their assumption was that [[spoiler:they were reborn]].



** Kaguya has her moment of Cloudcuckoolandishness during her infamous [[{{Polyamory}} "Three Court Ladies" plan]]. Lloyd could also qualify.

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** Kaguya has her moment of Cloudcuckoolandishness Cloud-Cuckoolandishness during her infamous [[{{Polyamory}} "Three Court Ladies" plan]]. Lloyd could also qualify.



** In a key scene of the manga, [[spoiler:"Father", the homunculi's boss]], starts acting like a caricature of Hohenheim, complete with non sequiturs, creepy staring, senile mumbling, suddenly standing uncomfortably close to people, and pensive beard-twisting. Ed proceeds to yell at him, "LISTEN TO ME, ALIEN!" An official {{Yonkoma}} even shows him [[spoiler:letting Ed persuade him to get a 200-years subscription to a Central City newspaper]]. In the last panel, [[spoiler:Bradley/Wrath]] calls him a "naive {{Hikikomori}} with no knowledge of the world."

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** In a key scene of the manga, [[spoiler:"Father", the homunculi's boss]], starts acting like a caricature of Hohenheim, complete with non sequiturs, creepy staring, senile mumbling, suddenly standing uncomfortably close to people, and pensive beard-twisting. Ed proceeds to yell at him, "LISTEN "'''LISTEN TO ME, ALIEN!" ALIEN!'''" An official {{Yonkoma}} even shows him [[spoiler:letting Ed persuade him to get a 200-years subscription to a Central City newspaper]]. In the last panel, [[spoiler:Bradley/Wrath]] calls him a "naive {{Hikikomori}} with no knowledge of the world."
9th Nov '16 7:30:54 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Though not a regular Cloudcuckoolander, Makino from the manga version of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' has at least one time when she does this. In Volume 33 [[spoiler: when she's given up on Tsukasa because of Umi]] she compares her situation to the plot in ''The Little Mermaid'' (the real story, without the {{Disneyfication}}) and ends up ranting about how she doesn't want to become bubbles (or something to that effect) in front of her little brother who's very confused.

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* Though not a regular Cloudcuckoolander, Makino from the manga version of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' has at least one time when she does this. In Volume 33 [[spoiler: when she's given up on Tsukasa because of Umi]] Umi]], she compares her situation to the plot in ''The Little Mermaid'' (the real story, without the {{Disneyfication}}) and ends up ranting about how she doesn't want to become bubbles (or something to that effect) in front of her little brother who's very confused.
9th Nov '16 7:26:52 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Yui from ''Manga/KOn'' -- She's very very easily distracted. Also, each time she focuses on something new, she can literally forget almost everything else: when she was forced to study for a makeup test she temporarily forgot how to play the guitar afterwards.



* Yui from ''Manga/KOn'' -- She's very very easily distracted. Also, each time she focuses on something new, she can literally forget almost everything else: when she was forced to study for a makeup test she temporarily forgot how to play the guitar afterwards.
9th Nov '16 7:21:58 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Yui from ''Manga/KOn'' -- She's very very easily distracted. Also, each time she focuses on something new, she can literally forget almost everything else: when she was forced to study for a makeup test she temporarily forgot how to play the guitar afterwards.



* Yui from ''Manga/KOn''. She's very very easily distracted. Also, each time she focuses on something new, she can literally forget almost everything else: when she was forced to study for a makeup test she temporarily forgot how to play the guitar afterwards.
9th Nov '16 6:15:01 PM Bassball_Batman
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** Natsu lacks any sense of normalcy, frequently accuses the OnlySaneMan, of being the weird one, and for a typical example of how his imagination works, his idea of Sagittarius is a combo of [[WeirdnessCoupon Nakajima]] from ''Manga/RaveMaster'' and a squid.

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** Natsu lacks any sense of normalcy, frequently accuses the OnlySaneMan, OnlySaneMan of being the weird one, and for a typical example of how his imagination works, his idea of Sagittarius is a combo of [[WeirdnessCoupon Nakajima]] from ''Manga/RaveMaster'' and a squid.
9th Nov '16 6:11:44 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Izaya Orihara of ''Literature/{{Durarara}}''. For example, he once came across three girls attempting to bully a fourth. His response to this situation is to rant incoherently at them for a few seconds before announcing that while he does not hit girls, he does rather enjoy stomping on their cellphones. He then proceeds to steal the lead girls cellphone and stomp on it while laughing maniacally for a few second before stating that stomping on cellphones is extremely boring, and is no longer his hobby. At this point, the lead girl sics her boyfriend on him, prompting Izaya to pull out his [[KnifeNut razor blade]] and shave the man's head, though considering his status as a {{Troll}}, the clouldcuckoolander-ish behaviour was most likely deliberatly invoked.

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* Izaya Orihara of ''Literature/{{Durarara}}''. For example, he once came across three girls attempting to bully a fourth. His response to this situation is to rant incoherently at them for a few seconds before announcing that while he does not hit girls, he does rather enjoy stomping on their cellphones. He then proceeds to steal the lead girls cellphone and stomp on it while laughing maniacally for a few second before stating that stomping on cellphones is extremely boring, and is no longer his hobby. At this point, the lead girl sics her boyfriend on him, prompting Izaya to pull out his [[KnifeNut razor blade]] and shave the man's head, though considering his status as a {{Troll}}, the clouldcuckoolander-ish behaviour was most likely deliberatly deliberately invoked.



* Ellis from ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'', who does things like bringing a rope to help Nadie out of a well, and then ''going down said well to personally hand the rope to her''. Other examples including casually describing feeling the "incandescent flames of love" over a keychain and volunteering to help fend off a duo of gun-toting bounty hunters with a fork, and when she's turned down, [[DualWielding pulling out a second fork and trying again]].

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* ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
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Ellis from ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'', who does things like bringing a rope to help Nadie out of a well, and then ''going down said well to personally hand the rope to her''. Other examples including casually describing feeling the "incandescent flames of love" over a keychain and volunteering to help fend off a duo of gun-toting bounty hunters with a fork, and when she's turned down, [[DualWielding pulling out a second fork and trying again]].
9th Nov '16 6:07:11 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Ren Suzugamori from ''Cardfight Vanguard'' (before he was corrupted by [=PSYqualia=]). When introducing one of his long time friends to a new class mate, the friend asked to the classmate "What's your name?" and Ren answered with "It's Ren." The conversation continued with "No, his name *points to classmate* that guy." "I saw them write his name on the board and it was definitely longer than That Guy."

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* Ren Suzugamori from ''Cardfight Vanguard'' ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' (before he was corrupted by [=PSYqualia=]). When introducing one of his long time friends to a new class mate, the friend asked to the classmate "What's your name?" and Ren answered with "It's Ren." The conversation continued with "No, his name *points to classmate* that guy." "I saw them write his name on the board and it was definitely longer than That Guy."



** ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gives us Blastmon who is more concern with keeping himself shiny and forgets that he is suppose to be fighting. The real kicker is when Cyberdramon latches its self to him to stop his attack he thinks its love.
* In ''Manga/DrSlump'' The main protagonist Arale Norimaki is a robot without social programing. She's also hyperactive, extremely naive, enjoying the hobby of poking 'poop', has a complete lack of common sense, cause massive damage, want to have larger breast (despite being a robot) and tends to lift her shirt with no regard; doing so on one occasion simply to gesture as she asks Senbei if she can launch rockets from her chest.

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** ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gives us Blastmon who is more concern with keeping himself shiny and forgets that he is suppose to be fighting. The real kicker is when Cyberdramon latches its self itself to him to stop his attack he thinks its love.
* In ''Manga/DrSlump'' The the main protagonist Arale Norimaki is a robot without social programing. She's also hyperactive, extremely naive, enjoying the hobby of poking 'poop', has a complete lack of common sense, cause massive damage, want to have larger breast (despite being a robot) and tends to lift her shirt with no regard; doing so on one occasion simply to gesture as she asks Senbei if she can launch rockets from her chest.
9th Nov '16 1:39:35 PM Bassball_Batman
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* Little Bear, of ''Anime/BeastSaga'', considering when he was challanged to battle, he ends up more concerned with introductions, and ends up ignoring the intro of his enemies to comment on something unrelated. However, he gets [[BewareTheNiceOnes dead serious when a restraunt he just found a coupon to gets destroyed]].

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* Little Bear, of ''Anime/BeastSaga'', considering when he was challanged to battle, he ends up more concerned with introductions, and ends up ignoring the intro of his enemies to comment on something unrelated. However, he gets [[BewareTheNiceOnes dead serious when a restraunt restaurant he just found a coupon to gets destroyed]].
6th Nov '16 2:11:20 PM Bassball_Batman
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** And Finland's ''first'' choice of names for the puppy was 'Go For It! Bomber!' Another suggestion was 'Sardine Picnic'. I wish I was making this up. In the ChristmasEpisode, the dog starts ''talking.'' Finland acts pretty nonchalant about the whole matter.

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** And Finland's ''first'' choice of names for the puppy was 'Go For It! Bomber!' Another suggestion was 'Sardine Picnic'. I wish I was making this up. In the ChristmasEpisode, the dog starts ''talking.'' ''talking''. Finland acts pretty nonchalant about the whole matter.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp134exJ3I8 or this arguably creepier one...]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp134exJ3I8 or this arguably creepier one...]]one]]...



** Fans of the series would doubtlessly recognize Chiyo-dad, the [[MindScrew cat...thing]]. Who sees him the most? I'll give you a second to guess. Have an idea? Yes? Okay, were you thinking [[HugeSchoolgirl Sakaki?]] No. You were thinking Osaka, weren't you? Well, Sakaki sees him the most. Her tendency to bond with stuffed animals and the fact that she doesn't seem to notice that Chiyo-chichi was a dream makes some people think Sakaki is weirder than [[TropeCodifier Osaka]]. Even ''Osaka'' found the "daddy hats" weird. Put it like this: Sakaki is weirder than Osaka when it comes to cute things and stuffed animals, but Osaka is weirder at ''everything else,'' and she's still pretty weird with stuffed animals too. Plush cities, anyone?

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** Fans of the series would doubtlessly recognize Chiyo-dad, the [[MindScrew cat...thing]]. Who sees him the most? I'll give you a second to guess. Have an idea? Yes? Okay, were you thinking [[HugeSchoolgirl Sakaki?]] No. You were thinking Osaka, weren't you? Well, Sakaki sees him the most. Her tendency to bond with stuffed animals and the fact that she doesn't seem to notice that Chiyo-chichi was a dream makes some people think Sakaki is weirder than [[TropeCodifier Osaka]]. Even ''Osaka'' found the "daddy hats" weird. Put it like this: Sakaki is weirder than Osaka when it comes to cute things and stuffed animals, but Osaka is weirder at ''everything else,'' else'', and she's still pretty weird with stuffed animals too. Plush cities, anyone?



** [[OutlawCouple Isaac and Miria]] share a train of thought that has to be seen to be believed. For example, they once decided to [[MonumentalTheft steal a museum, building and all]], for the sheer hell of it. Then they realized it was impossible... so they stole the door instead to stop people from entering. They plan a train robbery which "means going to the destination by train, then committing a robbery, then jumping on a train again to run away." OR the time Isaac decided to attempt to "steal gold directly from the earth rather than stealing it from the mafia". Through a process known to the sane as "mining", which he is convinced he invented. Did we mention that they thought bringing their friend a "little brother" as a surprise present was a fantastic idea? It also took them ''70 years'' to realize that [[spoiler:they were immortal]]. And they didn't actually figure it out. Their assumption was that [[spoiler:they were reborn.]]

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** [[OutlawCouple Isaac and Miria]] share a train of thought that has to be seen to be believed. For example, they once decided to [[MonumentalTheft steal a museum, building and all]], for the sheer hell of it. Then they realized it was impossible... so they stole the door instead to stop people from entering. They plan a train robbery which "means going to the destination by train, then committing a robbery, then jumping on a train again to run away." OR the time Isaac decided to attempt to "steal gold directly from the earth rather than stealing it from the mafia". Through a process known to the sane as "mining", which he is convinced he invented. Did we mention that they thought bringing their friend a "little brother" as a surprise present was a fantastic idea? It also took them ''70 years'' to realize that [[spoiler:they were immortal]]. And they didn't actually figure it out. Their assumption was that [[spoiler:they were reborn.]]reborn]].



-->I almost choked to death on a Dick Tracy watch once. In retrospect, I should not have eaten it box and all. But the bottom line is that '''''communism is bad for your eyes.''''' [[BeatPanel *beat*]] I mean television. I get those confused.

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-->I almost choked to death on a Dick Tracy watch once. In retrospect, I should not have eaten it box and all. But the bottom line is that '''''communism is bad for your eyes.''''' eyes'''''. [[BeatPanel *beat*]] I mean television. I get those confused.



* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'' has two: Nenene, who loves to randomly grope CuteBruiser Sakura's breasts (and names them) and Yuuki, another Code: Breaker. Not only is Nenene Sakura's sempai, she's somehow a member of the student council. [[spoiler: Her dad being the prime minister of Japan and head of Eden (the Code: Breakers' organization) probably had something to do with it.]] Yuuki, on the other hand is one of the most powerful of the Code: Breakers in [[OrganizationIndex The Organization]] due to his control of [[spoiler: sound]]. For some reason, his nonsensical behavior annoys the usually lackadaisical Toki [[spoiler:who happens to be Nenene's estranged brother. Naturally, Nenene is easily distracted as Sakura says "This is your brother!" while standing in front of a guy with the same hair and differently coloured eyes as her.]] To his (or his handlers') credit, Yuuki uses his nonsensical ideas ("He's a middle-aged mushroom suffering from depression") to become the chief of a multi-billion dollar toy empire, although all he really wants/needs are [[TheWoobie friends]].

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* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'' has two: Nenene, who loves to randomly grope CuteBruiser Sakura's breasts (and names them) and Yuuki, another Code: Breaker. Not only is Nenene Sakura's sempai, she's somehow a member of the student council. [[spoiler: Her dad being the prime minister of Japan and head of Eden (the Code: Breakers' organization) probably had something to do with it.]] it]]. Yuuki, on the other hand is one of the most powerful of the Code: Breakers in [[OrganizationIndex The Organization]] due to his control of [[spoiler: sound]]. For some reason, his nonsensical behavior annoys the usually lackadaisical Toki [[spoiler:who happens to be Nenene's estranged brother. Naturally, Nenene is easily distracted as Sakura says "This is your brother!" while standing in front of a guy with the same hair and differently coloured eyes as her.]] her]]. To his (or his handlers') credit, Yuuki uses his nonsensical ideas ("He's a middle-aged mushroom suffering from depression") to become the chief of a multi-billion dollar toy empire, although all he really wants/needs are [[TheWoobie friends]].



* ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s Mako Mankanshoku is this. Almost OnceAnEpisode she breaks out in to a speech which mixes ChewbaccaDefense with InsaneTrollLogic. Some of the stuff she says [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight does make sense, however.]] In the first episode, she's more worried about a PantyShot than the fact that she's hung upside down on a cross waiting to be executed. Moments later, when she's going to be boiled alive in oil, she's worried about her clothes getting wet and becoming see-through.

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s Mako Mankanshoku is this. Almost OnceAnEpisode she breaks out in to a speech which mixes ChewbaccaDefense with InsaneTrollLogic. Some of the stuff she says [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight does make sense, however.]] however]]. In the first episode, she's more worried about a PantyShot than the fact that she's hung upside down on a cross waiting to be executed. Moments later, when she's going to be boiled alive in oil, she's worried about her clothes getting wet and becoming see-through.



** For example, she once cut a conversation with Miyako short by ''rocketing into the stratosphere.'' When Miyako caught up with her again and mentioned it, she went "What are you talking about?"

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** For example, she once cut a conversation with Miyako short by ''rocketing into the stratosphere.'' stratosphere''. When Miyako caught up with her again and mentioned it, she went "What are you talking about?"
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