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4th Apr '18 7:51:25 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has Sheogorath. His quests in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' respectively involve killing a giant floating cattle-like jellyfish with a cursed fork and fulfilling a prophecy involving stinky cheese and burning dog corpses raining from the sky.
-->"I once dug a pit and filled it with clouds... or was it clowns... come to think of it, it began to smell... must have been clowns. Clouds don't smell, they taste of butter. And tears."\\

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has Sheogorath. ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Sheogorath, the series' [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]]. To note:
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His quests in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' ''Morrowind'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' respectively involve killing a [[LivingGasbag giant floating cattle-like jellyfish jellyfish]] with a [[JokeItem cursed fork fork]] and fulfilling a prophecy involving stinky cheese and burning dog corpses raining from the sky.
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sky, respectively.
--->"I
once dug a pit and filled it with clouds... or was it clowns... come to think of it, it began to smell... must have been clowns. Clouds don't smell, they taste of butter. And tears."\\



** In ''The Shivering Isles'', attacking him causes him to paralyse the player, before teleporting them about a thousand feet over the island. If you can actually ''find'' the area he teleported you to, you find a man who was similarly executed... for the great crime of having a ''moustache''. Of course, this ''is'' the realm of a MadGod.
** Sheogarath also fulfills this trope in a somewhat more literal way, what with being the God of Madness and all—the less crazy he is, the less ''powerful'' he is! He also inspires this trope in his followers, sometimes.
** Cicero in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' doubles as this and CreepyAwesome. Despite dressing as a jester and coming across as nuttier than Sheogorath, his insanity belies the fact that he's a highly skilled assassin of the Dark Brotherhood. The advantages of this are obvious - in fact, [[spoiler:in the Brotherhood questline, he uses his theatricality to pull a Wounded Gazelle Gambit ''and'' a Xanatos Gambit simultaneously. After he completely snaps and you're tasked with hunting him down, he pretends to be dying to make you either leave him alone or drop your guard trying to finish him off.]]

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** *** In ''The Shivering Isles'', Isles'' expansion for ''Oblivion'', attacking him causes him to paralyse paralyze the player, before teleporting them about a thousand feet over the island. If you can actually ''find'' the area he teleported you to, you find a man who was similarly executed... for the great crime of having a ''moustache''.''mustache''. Of course, this ''is'' the realm of a MadGod.
** *** Sheogarath also fulfills this trope in a somewhat more literal way, what with being the God of Madness and all—the less crazy he is, the less ''powerful'' he is! He also inspires this trope in his followers, sometimes.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', Divayth Fyr is considered this, due to him being a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 4,000 year old]] wizard, the [[BadassGrandpa highest level NPC]] in the vanilla game, a collector of both [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwemer]] artifacts as well as artifacts associated with the "Battlespire" event, and an eccentric genius who surrounds himself with OppositeSexClone wives/daughters, diseased zombie-esque maniacs, and [[spoiler:the last living Dwarf]]. He left the council of [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Telvanni]] and the [[MagicalSociety Psijic]] [[TheOrder Order]] in order to run his Corprusarium (a refuge for the aforementioned diseased zombie-esque maniacs) while also working on a cure for the disease, which he finds...sort of. (It only works on the PlayerCharacter, and also isn't really a "cure", as the PC still has the disease. It simply removes the negative effects, leaving the PC with the positive effects of being TheAgeless and IdealIllnessImmunity.) He would even become the unofficial mascot of the ''Elder Scrolls'' lore community for a time on the official forums.
--> ''"Good. Open your mouth, and close your eyes..." Continue "Good. Now swallow... Goodness... Good grief! Look! Look! It's... WORKING!" Continue [Disposition +10.] "Remarkable. Let me check your skin... your eyes... your tongue.... Amazing. I think it worked. No sign of the disease at all. Of course, you still have corprus disease, just like I planned. But all your symptoms are gone. Marvelous. I'll go try it out on some of the more desperate inmates..."''
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Cicero in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' doubles as this and CreepyAwesome. Despite dressing as a jester and coming across as nuttier than Sheogorath, his insanity belies the fact that he's a highly skilled assassin of the Dark Brotherhood. The advantages of this are obvious - in fact, [[spoiler:in the Brotherhood questline, he uses his theatricality to pull a Wounded Gazelle Gambit ''and'' a Xanatos Gambit simultaneously. After he completely snaps and you're tasked with hunting him down, he pretends to be dying to make you either leave him alone or drop your guard trying to finish him off.]]



** The Dragonborn him/herself is potentially the most insane protagonist in any RPG. "DO NOT QUESTION THE GORMET" indeed.
22nd Mar '18 2:36:48 AM CountDorku
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** Krieg deserves further elaboration. Two of his skill trees are "run around with your shields down hitting people with your buzz axe" and "be [[IncendiaryExponent ON FIRE]] as often as possible". The latter allows him to set himself on fire by setting ''other people'' on fire, with an upgrade at about level 15 that lets you ignite yourself with any elemental damage effect. The name of this upgrade? Delusional Damage. He also has lengthy arguments with the voice of his sane self in his head and [[TalkativeLoon yells non-sequiturs constantly]].
--->'''Krieg:''' I'M THE CONDUCTOR OF THE POOP TRAIN!
18th Feb '18 12:43:44 AM nombretomado
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* President Howard Ackerman of ''[[RedAlert3 Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3]]'' running on the Attack Dolphin party with the slogan of "Screw 'Em All". His immigration policy? Attack Dogs! Those without health insurance? He'll donate a pint of his blood a week to render your immune system indestructible! Special Interests? None! He's too busy serving the DirtyCommunists a steaming platter of shame with a side order of suck it. Vote for him if you want to live! [[spoiler: He's also a Japanese android.]] [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Howard_T._Ackerman And he actually got a few votes in the RealLife 2008 elections.]]

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* President Howard Ackerman of ''[[RedAlert3 Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3]]'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' running on the Attack Dolphin party with the slogan of "Screw 'Em All". His immigration policy? Attack Dogs! Those without health insurance? He'll donate a pint of his blood a week to render your immune system indestructible! Special Interests? None! He's too busy serving the DirtyCommunists a steaming platter of shame with a side order of suck it. Vote for him if you want to live! [[spoiler: He's also a Japanese android.]] [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Howard_T._Ackerman And he actually got a few votes in the RealLife 2008 elections.]]
28th Dec '17 4:24:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''SaintsRow''. Any of the major Saints will have an element of this, but Johnny Gatt and the Boss are particularly vibrant examples.

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* ''SaintsRow''.''VideoGame/SaintsRow''. Any of the major Saints will have an element of this, but Johnny Gatt and the Boss are particularly vibrant examples.
23rd Dec '17 5:19:07 PM nombretomado
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* [[AlphaProtocol Steven Heck]]. It's not the fact that he's willing to torture his employees to find his car keys. It's not the insane conspiracy theories. Its not the penchant for fire, or [[WordSaladTitle the funny names he gives his operations]], and or his capacity for use of the ImprovisedWeapon (including decapiting people with soccer balls). No, it's the fact that he [[spoiler: [[CrazyPrepared welded a minigun onto a subway car and strafed a subway terminal when Mike Thorton hired him to play fire support.]]]] He's a fun guy.

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* [[AlphaProtocol [[VideoGame/AlphaProtocol Steven Heck]]. It's not the fact that he's willing to torture his employees to find his car keys. It's not the insane conspiracy theories. Its not the penchant for fire, or [[WordSaladTitle the funny names he gives his operations]], and or his capacity for use of the ImprovisedWeapon (including decapiting people with soccer balls). No, it's the fact that he [[spoiler: [[CrazyPrepared welded a minigun onto a subway car and strafed a subway terminal when Mike Thorton hired him to play fire support.]]]] He's a fun guy.
13th Nov '17 9:15:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Father Grigori from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''; a BadassPreacher armed with a shotgun, holed up in the zombie-infested city of Ravenholm, where he's not only survived against the monstrous hordes, but also built several traps to kill said hordes easier on his own. Including at least three cars suspended in the air that are bound by nothing more than a few ropes, that act as falling anvils of death. The "crazy" part comes from the fact that he views the zombies as his congregation, considers shooting them in the head their salvation (he's not wrong there, though), and seems to genuinely care about them.

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* Father Grigori from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''; ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''; a BadassPreacher armed with a shotgun, holed up in the zombie-infested city of Ravenholm, where he's not only survived against the monstrous hordes, but also built several traps to kill said hordes easier on his own. Including at least three cars suspended in the air that are bound by nothing more than a few ropes, that act as falling anvils of death. The "crazy" part comes from the fact that he views the zombies as his congregation, considers shooting them in the head their salvation (he's not wrong there, though), and seems to genuinely care about them.
8th Oct '17 3:00:05 PM HeyFella
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* Once again, ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'', with special mention to ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. He has a ridiculous thematic weapons, sauntering, acrobatic brawl maneuvers, bomb threats to keep the GCPD from entering, and [[spoiler:said bombs consisting of marzipan and kittens]].

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* Once again, ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'', ''ComicBook/TheJoker'', with special mention to ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. He has a ridiculous thematic weapons, sauntering, acrobatic brawl maneuvers, bomb threats to keep the GCPD from entering, and [[spoiler:said bombs consisting of marzipan and kittens]].
24th Aug '17 2:34:12 PM Kirbykirbykirby187
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* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the final boss, [[spoiler:Marx tricked the sun and moon into fighting, got Kirby to go to several planets and collect power from them, and spawn an all-powerful being capable of granting any wish. Afterwards, Marx wishes to rule Popstar.]] Even crazier as [[spoiler:Marx Soul]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the final boss, [[spoiler:Marx [[spoiler:Marx, tricked the sun and moon into fighting, got Kirby to go to several planets and collect power from them, and spawn an all-powerful being capable of granting any wish. Afterwards, Marx wishes to rule Popstar.]] Even crazier as [[spoiler:Marx Soul]].
24th Aug '17 2:33:24 PM Kirbykirbykirby187
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\n* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the final boss, [[spoiler:Marx tricked the sun and moon into fighting, got Kirby to go to several planets and collect power from them, and spawn an all-powerful being capable of granting any wish. Afterwards, Marx wishes to rule Popstar.]] Even crazier as [[spoiler:Marx Soul]].
1st Aug '17 12:39:09 PM tiger64guy
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*** [[ICallItVera ''"Who touched Sasha? WHO TOUCHED MY GUN?]]

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*** [[ICallItVera ''"Who ''"[[ICallItVera Who touched Sasha? WHO TOUCHED MY GUN?]]GUN?]]"''
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