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1st Jun '16 2:39:03 AM JustTroper
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'''Cloudcuckoolanders''' are very rarely malicious. They are far more likely to be PluckyComicRelief. Maybe he's one of ThoseTwoGuys or the crazy member of the ComicTrio. They [[TalkativeLoon lapse into non sequitur a lot]], and while they aren't totally insane, they act it much more than some other crazier characters.

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'''Cloudcuckoolanders''' are very rarely malicious. They are far more likely to be PluckyComicRelief. Maybe he's one of ThoseTwoGuys or the crazy member of the ComicTrio. They [[{{Cloudcuckoolanguage}} lapse into non sequitur]] [[TalkativeLoon lapse into non sequitur a lot]], and while they aren't totally insane, they act it much more than some other crazier characters.
18th Apr '16 5:03:24 PM azul120
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If a Cloudcuckoolander is dangerous, then that is BewareTheSillyOnes. If they fight for a random rather than heroic reason, see NominalHero. Because of the humor value in doing so, they're more likely than most characters to be a SpannerInTheWorks that stops an seemingly unstoppable plan, leaving viewers wondering if they were aware of what they were doing. For that reason, when it's time for a show to get serious, these characters are likely to be [[ShooOutTheClowns killed or detained]] so the viewers know they won't be responsible for yet another DeusExMachina.

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If a Cloudcuckoolander is dangerous, then that is BewareTheSillyOnes. If they fight for a random rather than heroic reason, see {{Classical|Antihero}} or NominalHero. Because of the humor value in doing so, they're more likely than most characters to be a SpannerInTheWorks that stops an seemingly unstoppable plan, leaving viewers wondering if they were aware of what they were doing. For that reason, when it's time for a show to get serious, these characters are likely to be [[ShooOutTheClowns killed or detained]] so the viewers know they won't be responsible for yet another DeusExMachina.
1st Apr '16 11:56:29 AM ObsidianFire
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One mark of a Cloudcuckoolander is when, 90% of the time, you think the character is just plain nuts, but 10% of the time, you suspect that the character is in fact the OnlySaneMan on the show. In other words, a Cloudcuckoolander [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight has massive knowledge and understanding of the workings of the universe]], but a poor way of communicating that to everyone else. Unfortunately, when they are GenreSavvy, nobody else is, and when they are not, everybody else is. In any event, they can be oddly endearing, if not downright CrazyAwesome.

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One mark of a Cloudcuckoolander is when, 90% of the time, you think the character is just plain nuts, but 10% of the time, you suspect that the character is in fact the OnlySaneMan on the show. In other words, a Cloudcuckoolander [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight has massive knowledge and understanding of the workings of the universe]], but a poor way of communicating that to everyone else. Unfortunately, when they are GenreSavvy, smart, nobody else is, and when they are not, everybody else is. In any event, they can be oddly endearing, if not downright CrazyAwesome.
15th Mar '16 8:09:25 PM tropeminer
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Though they may overlap and often be associated with TheDitz, TheFool or the KindheartedSimpleton, a Cloudcuckoolander isn't necessarily stupid. They can be highly intelligent and very insightful, it's just the things they sometimes say and do may come off as weird, awkward, over-the-top, illogical, eccentric, etc. And because imagination often runs wild, they tend to be EasilyImpressed.

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Though they may overlap and often be associated with TheDitz, TheFool or the KindheartedSimpleton, a Cloudcuckoolander Cloudcuckoolander, by definition, isn't necessarily stupid. They can be highly intelligent and very insightful, insightful or even geniuses, it's just the things they sometimes say and do may come off as weird, awkward, over-the-top, illogical, eccentric, etc. And because imagination often runs wild, they tend to be EasilyImpressed.
14th Feb '16 4:39:12 PM MsChibi
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* AmbiguousDisorder (When the character obviously isn't just flighty but has a legitimate but undefined problem)




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* HollywoodPersonalityDisorders
20th Jan '16 10:01:06 PM Tdarcos
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The concept is well known, as in this joke: "A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent."
- Jerome Lawrence
19th Dec '15 10:52:44 PM Minni128
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19th Sep '15 8:35:29 PM ANTMuddle
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A character with their head in the clouds. They are strangely oblivious to things that everyone else takes for granted. They may have an argument with themselves for fun, make points in an argument [[InsaneTrollLogic with no basis in logic or reality]], or tell [[TalkativeLoon rambling stories that have nothing to do with the point they're trying to make]]. They make totally unintentional {{double entendre}}s, and are great for GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Sometimes also called "Space Case" or "Space Cadet", or plain old "Strange".

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A character with their head in the clouds. They are strangely oblivious to things that everyone else takes for granted. They may have an argument with themselves for fun, make points in an argument [[InsaneTrollLogic with no basis in logic or reality]], or tell [[TalkativeLoon rambling stories that have nothing to do with the point they're trying to make]]. They make totally unintentional {{double entendre}}s, and are great for GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Sometimes also called "Space Case" or "Space Cadet", or plain old "Strange".
"Strange," a cuckoo clock chime is used as an indicator of one.
12th Aug '15 4:30:32 PM kinarich
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Another notable mark is that often there is nothing actually ''wrong'' with what they do, but it is most assuredly not something a normal person would do. A Cloudcuckoolander sees no problem with using a communal shower as their method of hygiene if they lack another method - hell, they may consider going swimming the same as taking a bath (this example wouldn't apply in cultures where communal bathing is common). Sit down with a Cloudcuckoolander and try to explain to them that normal people don't wear the clothes of a dead man. They will ''never'' understand what your problem is. It's not like the dead guy cares, is it?

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Another notable mark is that often there is nothing actually ''wrong'' with what they do, but it is most assuredly not something a normal person would do. A Cloudcuckoolander sees no problem with using a communal shower as their method of hygiene if they lack another method - hell, they may consider going swimming the same as taking a bath (this example wouldn't apply in cultures where communal bathing is common). Sit down with a Cloudcuckoolander and try to explain to them that normal people don't wear the clothes of a dead man. They will ''never'' understand what your problem is. It's not like the dead guy cares, is it?
25th Jul '15 10:27:35 AM eroock
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->''My mind is a puzzle to many.''

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->''My ->''"My mind is a puzzle to many.''"''
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