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8th Feb '16 3:45:07 PM Trocheetroper
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** And Batman has said in the show that The Question is a better detective than him.
1st Jan '16 7:51:20 PM FF32
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1862 1862]] is an adherent to the "fluoridated water is poison" theory, which is ironic considering his body's organs are now made entirely out of various fluorine compounds.
18th Dec '15 4:27:18 PM eroock
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->''Everywhere I go there's someone in a trenchcoat staring at me,\\
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I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash...''
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I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash...''"''
8th Dec '15 12:01:57 PM reebty
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* Creator/NickOfferman plays lawyer and conspiracy theorist Karl Weathers in ''Series/{{Fargo}}'''s second season.
7th Dec '15 1:04:40 PM StFan
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The Stargate example is shoehorned, he never was a conspiracy theorist.
->''"Everywhere I go there's someone in a trenchcoat staring at me,'' ->''And when I'm not at home I'm sure someone's rummaging through my trash.'' ->''Whatever could they want from me? Is it just a part of a giant government conspiracy?'' ->''I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash..."'' -->-- '''Music/BarenakedLadies''', "Get In Line" %% %% If the article starts with a quote, the image goes on the right.
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->''"Everywhere ->''Everywhere I go there's someone in a trenchcoat staring at me,'' ->''And me,\\ And when I'm not at home I'm sure someone's rummaging through my trash.\\ Whatever could they want from me? Is it just a part of a giant government conspiracy?\\ I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash...'' ->''Whatever could they want from me? Is it just a part of a giant government conspiracy?'' ->''I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash..."'' -->-- '''Music/BarenakedLadies''', "Get In in Line" %% %% If the article starts with a quote, the image goes on the right.

->''"Everywhere I go there's someone [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Al, the bartender in ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows'', believes in numerous conspiracies, most notably that Shakespeare was actually written by Bacon. * One gag in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' had a trenchcoat staring at me,'' ->''And when I'm not at home I'm sure someone's rummaging through my trash.'' ->''Whatever could they want lone man standing on a street-corner preaching about the existence of vampires, with a mirror being carried by in the background [[TheCassandra revealing that all those passing by his soapbox cast no reflection]]. * Huey Freeman from me? Is it just ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' takes this to ridiculous extremes. Originally he simply believed that there was a part conspiracy among whites against African-Americans (accusing even the most unlikely people of being "in" on it, such as Henry Kissinger and others who won Nobel Peace Prizes) but eventually took this a giant little too far, spouting crazy theories accusing the government conspiracy?'' ->''I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash..."'' -->-- '''Music/BarenakedLadies''', "Get In Line" %% %% If of covering up the article starts with a quote, dangers of the image goes on bird flu pandemic (which is HilariousInHindsight, as there was never a single case of someone dying from that outside of China). Eventually he made an enemy's list where he included Santa Claus (resulting in him getting a [[BadassSanta threatening letter from the right. big man himself]]) and Lucy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' (claiming he never liked her because of "the whole football thing"). [[/folder]]

* In ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'', the narrator, and by extension, one of her sources, Crazy Larry definitely qualify. The narrator goes to the extent of stating she is the only "true" historian in all of Equestria, and all the rest have been paid off by Celestia to support her lies.
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\n* In ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'', ''Fanfic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', the narrator, and by extension, one of her sources, Crazy Larry definitely qualify. The narrator goes to the extent of stating she is the only "true" historian in all of Equestria, and all the rest have been paid off by Celestia to support her lies.

* In ''FanFic/AGunToLovesHead'' Misa becomes one after the end of the Kira case and L publically declared that [[spoiler: Higuchi was Kira all along, with the Second Kira, whose identity is "classified," privately executed.]] Misa becomes a pro-Kira writer that writes books on the fact that that theory does not make sense. * In ''[[FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy Blood and Spirit]]'', Fi is highly suspicious of all members of the Sheikah tribe, specifically their leader Sheik. She warns Link not to trust any of them, thinking that they too have gone rogue like Veress and her followers. However, Link is quick to shoot that possibility down.
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* In ''FanFic/AGunToLovesHead'' ''Fanfic/AGunToLovesHead'' Misa becomes one after the end of the Kira case and L publically declared that [[spoiler: Higuchi was Kira all along, with the Second Kira, whose identity is "classified," privately executed.]] Misa becomes a pro-Kira writer that writes books on the fact that that theory does not make sense. * In ''[[FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy ''[[Fanfic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy Blood and Spirit]]'', Fi is highly suspicious of all members of the Sheikah tribe, specifically their leader Sheik. She warns Link not to trust any of them, thinking that they too have gone rogue like Veress and her followers. However, Link is quick to shoot that possibility down.

* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'': At one point during Book I, a pony named Tinfoil Hat takes over Octavia and Vinyl's [[VoiceOfTheResistance rebel radio broadcast]], and tells everyone that Celestia and [=NightMare=] Moon are actually the same pony, Twilight is her [[TheDragon chief enforcer]], and the quest to learn how to use the Elements of Harmony is actually a complicated plot to TakeOverTheWorld. And then Octavia and Vinyl kick him out of their safehouse.
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* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'': At one point during Book I, a pony named Tinfoil Hat takes over Octavia and Vinyl's [[VoiceOfTheResistance rebel radio broadcast]], and tells everyone that Celestia and [=NightMare=] Nightmare Moon are actually the same pony, Twilight is her [[TheDragon chief enforcer]], and the quest to learn how to use the Elements of Harmony is actually a complicated plot to TakeOverTheWorld. And then Octavia and Vinyl kick him out of their safehouse.

[[folder:Film]] * Darren "Mother" Roskow (Creator/DanAykroyd) from the movie ''{{Sneakers}}''. -->'''Mother:''' Did you know the Deputy Director of Planning was down in Managua, Nicaragua the day before the earthquake? -->'''Crease:''' Now what are you saying, the C.I.A. caused the Managua earthquake?! -->'''Mother:''' Well, I can't prove it, but... --> And possibly his CrowningMomentOfAwesome: -->'''Crease:''' Now what are you saying - The ''NSA'' killed [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy?]] -->'''Mother:''' No. They shot him, but they didn't kill him - he's still alive! * Jerry Fletcher (Creator/MelGibson) from the movie ''Film/ConspiracyTheory''. [[spoiler:By the end it hints that he was right about *all* his theories as the president gets caught in an earthquake just like he predicted.]]
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * Darren "Mother" Roskow (Creator/DanAykroyd) from the movie ''{{Sneakers}}''. ''Film/{{Sneakers}}''. -->'''Mother:''' Did you know the Deputy Director of Planning was down in Managua, Nicaragua the day before the earthquake? -->'''Crease:''' earthquake?\\ '''Crease:''' Now what are you saying, the C.I.A. caused the Managua earthquake?! -->'''Mother:''' earthquake?!\\ '''Mother:''' Well, I can't prove it, but... --> And possibly his CrowningMomentOfAwesome: -->'''Crease:''' but...\\\ '''Crease:''' Now what are you saying - -- The ''NSA'' killed [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy?]] -->'''Mother:''' Kennedy?]]\\ '''Mother:''' No. They shot him, but they didn't kill him - -- he's still alive! * Jerry Fletcher (Creator/MelGibson) from the movie ''Film/ConspiracyTheory''. [[spoiler:By the end it hints that he was right about *all* ''all'' his theories as the president gets caught in an earthquake just like he predicted.]]

* At the start of the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie, Dr. Daniel Jackson is one. Specifically, he believes the pyramids were landing sites for alien spacecraft. The scientific community does not share his views and ridicule him. This is occasionally referenced in ''Series/StargateSG1''. ** Of course, he was also ''right''.... *** Though he doesn't believe that there's any kind of government cover-up, just that people got their facts wrong about when the Pyramids were built. * [[GeneralRipper General Jack D. Ripper]] from ''Film/DrStrangelove''. ** He believed that the fluoridation of drinking water in the 50s was a Communist plot to poison America. Believe it or not, this was an actual conspiracy theory at the time. *** Reading between the lines, though, indicates that he came to this conclusion due to a sudden attack of impotence. So yes, the trope namer doomed the world because he couldn't comprehend that he was getting old and could no longer become erect at will. ** The floride conspiracy is STILL floating around, but is now usually attributed to the US government attempting to subdue the populace.
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* At the start of the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie, Dr. Daniel Jackson is one. Specifically, he believes the pyramids were landing sites for alien spacecraft. The scientific community does not share his views and ridicule him. This is occasionally referenced in ''Series/StargateSG1''. ** Of course, he was also ''right''.... *** Though he doesn't believe that there's any kind of government cover-up, just that people got their facts wrong about when the Pyramids were built. * [[GeneralRipper General Jack D. Ripper]] from ''Film/DrStrangelove''. ** ''Film/DrStrangelove''. He believed that the fluoridation of drinking water in the 50s was a Communist plot to poison America. Believe it or not, this was an actual conspiracy theory at the time. *** time. Reading between the lines, though, indicates that he came to this conclusion due to a sudden attack of impotence. So yes, the trope namer doomed the world because he couldn't comprehend that he was getting old and could no longer become erect at will. ** will. The floride conspiracy is STILL floating around, but is now usually attributed to the US government attempting to subdue the populace.

* In the Film ''[[Film/EightLeggedFreaks 8 Legged Freaks]]'' one of the Characters is a Conspiracy Theorist with his own radio station, which he uses to rant about aliens and the government.
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* In the Film ''[[Film/EightLeggedFreaks 8 Legged Freaks]]'' ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' one of the Characters is a Conspiracy Theorist with his own radio station, which he uses to rant about aliens and the government.

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* Field Commander Moss of ''{{Series/Lexx}}'' is an over-the-top parody:
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* Dudley Carew in the ''MidsomerMurders'' episode "Murder on St. Malley's Day". Amongst his theories was one that Lee Harvey Oswald was in Midsomer two weeks before Kennedy was assassinated. * RealLife examples of this trope are frequently given the opportunity to rant by certain programs on [[NetworkDecay the History Channel]]. * The ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Leapin' Lizards" involved a group of conspiracy theorists who believed that Earth's governments were controlled by a group of shape-shifting reptilian aliens. ** Which was based on a real case.[[http://www.davidicke.com/]]
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* Dudley Carew in the ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "Murder on St. Malley's Day". Amongst his theories was one that Lee Harvey Oswald was in Midsomer two weeks before Kennedy was assassinated. * RealLife examples of this trope are frequently given the opportunity to rant by certain programs on [[NetworkDecay the History Channel]]. Creator/TheHistoryChannel. * The ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Leapin' Lizards" involved a group of conspiracy theorists who believed that Earth's governments were controlled by a group of shape-shifting reptilian aliens. ** aliens. Which was based on a real case.[[http://www.davidicke.com/]]

* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ** In the "[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E09ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Clap Your Hands If You Believe...]]" episode, Dean and Sam come across several cases in a town where there have been kidnappings, light shows in the sky, and CropCircles. They run into a group claiming it was aliens. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed at least one of the group is a Fairy, who is using the "alien" cover to make sure the Fair Folks kidnappings, light shows, and other effects are not taken seriously.]] ** At least two such characters show up in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': *** Ron Reznick in "[[{{Recap/SupernaturalS02E12Nightshifter}} Nightshifter]]", who is convinced that the shapeshifter attacks he's been doing independent research on are caused by "mandroids". His research is sound, he just came to the wrong conclusion. *** In "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E06SlashFiction Slash Fiction]]" paranoid whackjob Frank Devereaux doesn't put much stock in magic, but he's sure that "The government's been cloning people for years."
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ** In the "[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E09ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Clap Your Hands If You Believe...]]" episode, Dean and Sam come across several cases in a town where there have been kidnappings, light shows in the sky, and CropCircles. They run into a group claiming it was aliens. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed at least one of the group is a Fairy, who is using the "alien" cover to make sure the Fair Folks kidnappings, light shows, and other effects are not taken seriously.]] ** At least two such characters show up in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': *** ** Ron Reznick in "[[{{Recap/SupernaturalS02E12Nightshifter}} Nightshifter]]", [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E12Nightshifter "Nightshifter"]], who is convinced that the shapeshifter attacks he's been doing independent research on are caused by "mandroids". His research is sound, he just came to the wrong conclusion. *** ** In "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E06SlashFiction Slash Fiction]]" [[Recap/SupernaturalS07E06SlashFiction "Slash Fiction"]] paranoid whackjob Frank Devereaux doesn't put much stock in magic, but he's sure that "The government's been cloning people for years."" ** In the [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E09ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve "Clap Your Hands If You Believe..."]] episode, Dean and Sam come across several cases in a town where there have been kidnappings, light shows in the sky, and CropCircles. They run into a group claiming it was aliens. [[spoiler:Subverted when it is revealed at least one of the group is a Fairy, who is using the "alien" cover to make sure the Fair Folks kidnappings, light shows, and other effects are not taken seriously.]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Al, the bartender in ''LibertyMeadows'', believes in numerous conspiracies, most notably that Shakespeare was actually written by Bacon. * One gag in ''TheFarSide'' had a lone man standing on a street-corner preaching about the existence of vampires, with a mirror being carried by in the background [[TheCassandra revealing that all those passing by his soapbox cast no reflection]]. * Huey Freeman from ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' takes this to ridiculous extremes. Originally he simply believed that there was a conspiracy among whites against African-Americans (accusing even the most unlikely people of being "in" on it, such as Henry Kissinger and others who won Nobel Peace Prizes) but eventually took this a little too far, spouting crazy theories accusing the government of covering up the dangers of the bird flu pandemic (which is HilariousInHindsight, as there was never a single case of someone dying from that outside of China). Eventually he made an enemy's list where he included Santa Claus (resulting in him getting a [[BadassSanta threatening letter from the big man himself]]) and Lucy from ''{{Peanuts}}'' (claiming he never liked her because of "the whole football thing").
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Pro Wrestling]] * Al, the bartender in ''LibertyMeadows'', believes in numerous conspiracies, Whenever post-HeelFaceTurn Wrestling/MichaelCole suspects that a heel is up to no good, Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield (who supports most notably that Shakespeare was actually written by Bacon. * One gag in ''TheFarSide'' had a lone man standing on a street-corner preaching heels) scolds him and calls him this. But when he rants about Wrestling/JerryLawler supporting the existence of vampires, with a mirror being carried by in Occupy Raw Movement, Cole is quick to fire the background [[TheCassandra revealing that all those passing by his soapbox cast no reflection]]. * Huey Freeman from ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' takes this to ridiculous extremes. Originally he simply believed that there was a conspiracy among whites against African-Americans (accusing even the most unlikely people of being "in" on it, such as Henry Kissinger and others who won Nobel Peace Prizes) but eventually took this a little too far, spouting crazy theories accusing the government of covering up the dangers of the bird flu pandemic (which is HilariousInHindsight, as there was never a single case of someone dying from that outside of China). Eventually he made an enemy's list where he included Santa Claus (resulting in him getting a [[BadassSanta threatening letter from the big man himself]]) and Lucy from ''{{Peanuts}}'' (claiming he never liked her because of "the whole football thing").insult back at him.

[[folder:Podcasts]] * ''Podcast/ComedyBangBang'' has a parody of {{Jesse Ventura}} played by James Adomian who's a crazy conspiracy theorist. [[/folder]] [[folder:Professional Wrestling]] * Whenever post-HeelFaceTurn Wrestling/MichaelCole suspects that a heel is up to no good, Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield (who supports most heels) scolds him and calls him this. But when he rants about Wrestling/JerryLawler supporting the Occupy Raw Movement, Cole is quick to fire the insult back at him. [[/folder]]

* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' supplement ''The Black Circle: Unholy Alliance'' had a Conspiracy Theorist archetype suitable for use as a player character. From an InUniverse perspective, those who work for the newspaper called the Epitaph, and a lot of people who read it, are seen as this. The reality, of course, is that these people are actually telling the truth (though they still don't know everything), and there really are monsters and magic all over the place now, and there really ''is'' a governmental cover-up to try and suppress this truth. ** To be fair, there's a good reason to cover it up: spreading fear of monsters [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve makes more monsters appear.]]
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' supplement ''The Black Circle: Unholy Alliance'' had a Conspiracy Theorist archetype suitable for use as a player character. From an InUniverse perspective, those who work for the newspaper called the Epitaph, and a lot of people who read it, are seen as this. The reality, of course, is that these people are actually telling the truth (though they still don't know everything), and there really are monsters and magic all over the place now, and there really ''is'' a governmental cover-up to try and suppress this truth. ** truth. To be fair, there's a good reason to cover it up: spreading fear of monsters [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve makes more monsters appear.]]

* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' has Kenji Setou, the main character's BromanticFoil, who believes that Yamaku Academy is a forward staging base for a vast feminist conspiracy plotting to take over the world. The game being a [[RomanceGame romantic]] VisualNovel, this is (mostly, thus far) PlayedForLaughs in the extreme.

* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' has the main hero, Rintaro Okabe, who believes that there is a mysterious "Organization" that rules over humanity from the shadows, and that he is one of the few fighting against it. Naturally, over the course of the story he happens to stumble upon an ''actual'' global conspiracy (by [[spoiler:SERN, the research firm that built the LHC]], of all people) to use TimeTravel to enslave the rest of the human race.

[[folder:Visual Novels]] * ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' has Kenji Setou, the main character's BromanticFoil, who believes that Yamaku Academy is a forward staging base for a vast feminist conspiracy plotting to take over the world. The game being a [[RomanceGame romantic]] VisualNovel, this is (mostly, thus far) PlayedForLaughs in the extreme. * ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' has the main hero, Rintaro Okabe, who believes that there is a mysterious "Organization" that rules over humanity from the shadows, and that he is one of the few fighting against it. Naturally, over the course of the story he happens to stumble upon an ''actual'' global conspiracy (by [[spoiler:SERN, the research firm that built the LHC]], of all people) to use TimeTravel to enslave the rest of the human race.race. [[/folder]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Roxy is considered one by her friends (mostly Jane) in-universe. Given that her theories include "Betty Crocker is [[spoiler: an alien sea witch overlord"]], they're probably justified for having that opinion. [[spoiler: Actually, she's got more or less the full story and is probably the only protaganist to get close to the full story behind BC.]] ** And it turns out that this is because [[spoiler:she lives hundreds of years in Jane's future, where the world was already conquered and ravaged by BC]] * In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Roxy is considered one by her friends (mostly Jane) in-universe. Given that her theories include "Betty Crocker is [[spoiler: an alien sea witch overlord"]], they're probably justified for having that opinion. [[spoiler: Actually, she's got more or less the full story and is probably the only protaganist to get close to the full story behind BC.]] ** ]] And it turns out that this is because [[spoiler:she lives hundreds of years in Jane's future, where the world was already conquered and ravaged by BC]] * In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'',''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'':

* ''MeleesEnd'': A prime example: Samus.
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* ''MeleesEnd'': A prime example: Samus.''Podcast/ComedyBangBang'' has a parody of {{Jesse Ventura}} played by James Adomian who's a crazy conspiracy theorist.

* Mr. Liatsis, a teacher from the V4 pregame of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', is commented on as being a notorious conspiracy theorist. Some students have their moments as well. * Website/YouTube personality TheRealWeeklyNews made a video called "HuluTube: Phasing You Out of Website/YouTube." In this video, he states that the (at the time) recently added "Shows" tab on Website/YouTube's front page was a grand conspiracy by companies like Burger King and Creator/{{Disney}} (seriously, those were his two big examples) to get all the normal content creators off of Website/YouTube. Mentions of {{tin foil hat}}s were pretty common from critics of the video.
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* Mr. Liatsis, a teacher from the V4 pregame of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', is commented on as being a notorious conspiracy theorist. Some students have their moments as well. * Website/YouTube personality TheRealWeeklyNews WebVideo/TheRealWeeklyNews made a video called "HuluTube: Phasing You Out of Website/YouTube." In this video, he states that the (at the time) recently added "Shows" tab on Website/YouTube's front page was a grand conspiracy by companies like Burger King and Creator/{{Disney}} (seriously, those were his two big examples) to get all the normal content creators off of Website/YouTube. Mentions of {{tin foil hat}}s were pretty common from critics of the video.

* Mercilessly [[ParodiedTrope mocked]] in the ''Website/CollegeHumor'' video '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]'. Truly something to behold: among the things "uncovered" as part of a massive conspiracy embracing all of humanity in this "truthumentary", they include the shooting of TupacShakur, Dan Akroyd's role in ''Film/CaddyshackII'' and ''Film/NothingButTrouble'', PaulMcCartney's replacement by a doppelgänger, Helter Skelter possessing UsefulNotes/CharlesManson with the spirit of the Anti-Christ, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler actually being "a cyberganic demon" created by Nazi scientists, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} faking the space landings, the UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy assassination, ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', Dick Cheney, Nabisco, AOL, CITGO, Atkins, Adidas, the New York Knicks, Hooters, and Website/{{Google}}. And the identity of the secret cabal that is more powerful than [[TheGovernment the American government]], the Freemasons, and TheIlluminati? [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]]. * Website/AboveTopSecret is the WretchedHive of conspiracy message boards. ** ATS has actually played a role in some notable conspiracy theories. Someone who called himself [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor#Outline John Titor]], posted on the site in 2000, claimed to have traveled back in time from 2036. His predictions of the USA falling to civil war and breaking into 5 subnations was memetic for a while, but disproven by 2004. Some of the first [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_conspiracy_theories#No_plane_theories "no planes"]] 9/11 theories appeared on this site. Many ATS users suspected that the "no planes" theory was itself a conspiracy to make truthers proposing more rational theories look crazy by association. * Downplayed and lampshaded by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic when he believes the ''SpiderMan'' movies cut out a World Trade Center scene as to not offend anyone after 9/11.
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* Mercilessly [[ParodiedTrope mocked]] in the ''Website/CollegeHumor'' Website/CollegeHumor video '[[http://www.''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]'. Deceptions]]''. Truly something to behold: among the things "uncovered" as part of a massive conspiracy embracing all of humanity in this "truthumentary", they include the shooting of TupacShakur, Music/TupacShakur, Dan Akroyd's role in ''Film/CaddyshackII'' and ''Film/NothingButTrouble'', PaulMcCartney's Music/PaulMcCartney's replacement by a doppelgänger, Helter Skelter possessing UsefulNotes/CharlesManson with the spirit of the Anti-Christ, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler actually being "a cyberganic demon" created by Nazi scientists, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} faking the space landings, the UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy assassination, ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', Dick Cheney, Nabisco, AOL, CITGO, Atkins, Adidas, the New York Knicks, Hooters, and Website/{{Google}}. And the identity of the secret cabal that is more powerful than [[TheGovernment the American government]], the Freemasons, and TheIlluminati? [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]]. * Website/AboveTopSecret is the WretchedHive of conspiracy message boards. ** boards. ATS has actually played a role in some notable conspiracy theories. Someone who called himself [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor#Outline John Titor]], posted on the site in 2000, claimed to have traveled back in time from 2036. His predictions of the USA falling to civil war and breaking into 5 subnations was memetic for a while, but disproven by 2004. Some of the first [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_conspiracy_theories#No_plane_theories "no planes"]] 9/11 theories appeared on this site. Many ATS users suspected that the "no planes" theory was itself a conspiracy to make truthers proposing more rational theories look crazy by association. * Downplayed and lampshaded by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic when he believes the ''SpiderMan'' movies ''Film/SpiderMan1'' movie cut out a World Trade Center scene as to not offend anyone after 9/11.

* ComicBook/TheQuestion from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. "There was a magic bullet! It was forged by Illuminati mystics to prevent us from learning the truth!" However he is also played oddly positively for a conspiracy theorist as while his tendency to connect everything to a single overarching conspiracy (supposedly dating back at least to AncientEgypt, and [[AncientConspiracy secretly controlling the world ever since]]) is shown to be insane it also allows him to see the connections to the real conspiracies. He's even called the League's "Data Guy" and is a case of someone being a ProperlyParanoid CrazyAwesome. ** ProperlyParanoid CrazyAwesome to the point that Batman of all people calls him uptight. The rest of the JL can only give Batman dropped jaws. ** Also, the tips at the end of shoelaces are called [[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]]. Their true purpose is ''SINISTER''. ** In his intro in the animation The Question's room aboard Watchtower is shown, with a posterboard showing an elaborate conspiracy that the Girl Scouts are behind CropCircles, that the government is using boy bands to control the public, and that they are part of a single grand conspiracy with the aglets and the magic bullet. He's convinced that this all ties together somehow, but admits to not having figured out ''how''. ** In the same episode he comments that Supergirl eats peanut butter sandwiches. When asked if he goes through her garbage, he says one of his most memorable quotes, "Please... I go through everyone's trash." * Dale Gribble on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill.'' A believer in every conspiracy theory known, yet unable to discover that his wife had been cheating on him. ** And when he finally realizes that the only time she could've gotten pregnant was during the time John Redcorn was visiting, he comes to the logical conclusion. [[spoiler:His son was conceived when aliens artificially inseminated his wife!]] *** He comes to that same conclusion in a later episode when a family moves into the neighborhood, and they have a daughter who resembles Joseph and was born at about the same time as him. * Bart becomes one of these (and converts most of the other kids in Springfield) in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy". ** And again, due to the effects of a Ritalin Expy, in "Brother's Little Helper". [[ProperlyParanoid This time, he's right]].
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* ComicBook/TheQuestion from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. "There was a magic bullet! It was forged by Illuminati mystics to prevent us from learning the truth!" However he is also played oddly positively for a conspiracy theorist as while his tendency to connect everything to a single overarching conspiracy (supposedly dating back at least to AncientEgypt, and [[AncientConspiracy secretly controlling the world ever since]]) is shown to be insane it also allows him to see the connections to the real conspiracies. He's even called the League's "Data Guy" and is a case of someone being a ProperlyParanoid CrazyAwesome. ** ProperlyParanoid CrazyAwesome to CrazyAwesome. To the point that Batman of all people calls him uptight. The rest of the JL can only give Batman dropped jaws. ** jaws. Also, the tips at the end of shoelaces are called [[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]]. Their true purpose is ''SINISTER''. ** ''SINISTER''.\\\ In his intro in the animation The Question's room aboard Watchtower is shown, with a posterboard showing an elaborate conspiracy that the Girl Scouts are behind CropCircles, that the government is using boy bands to control the public, and that they are part of a single grand conspiracy with the aglets and the magic bullet. He's convinced that this all ties together somehow, but admits to not having figured out ''how''. ** ''how''. In the same episode he comments that Supergirl eats peanut butter sandwiches. When asked if he goes through her garbage, he says one of his most memorable quotes, "Please... I go through everyone's trash." * Dale Gribble on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill.'' A believer in every conspiracy theory known, yet unable to discover that his wife had been cheating on him. ** him. And when he finally realizes that the only time she could've gotten pregnant was during the time John Redcorn was visiting, he comes to the logical conclusion. [[spoiler:His son was conceived when aliens artificially inseminated his wife!]] *** wife!]] He comes to that same conclusion in a later episode when a family moves into the neighborhood, and they have a daughter who resembles Joseph and was born at about the same time as him. * Bart becomes one of these (and converts most of the other kids in Springfield) in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy". ** Inadequacy". And again, due to the effects of a Ritalin Expy, in "Brother's Little Helper". [[ProperlyParanoid This time, he's right]].

* Dib from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. * Huey Freeman from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' believes that that there's a Government Conspiracy against black people from, you guessed it, the white man. (Like the comic strip examples above, he takes it ''very'' much to extremes.
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* %%* Dib from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. * Huey Freeman from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' believes that that there's a Government Conspiracy against black people from, you guessed it, the white man. (Like the comic strip examples above, he takes it ''very'' much to extremes.)

** Also from one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. He spends $150,000 of taxpayer money to discover why his plants absorb the water he pours them. * Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the cast travel back in time to 1947 Roswell, New Mexico inspiring an ''actual conspiracy''. The Area 51 base brings President HarrySTruman and a conspiracy nut no-one will believe. Inexplicably, the photographs the nut takes of actual evidence (such as Truman himself being on the base, the Planet Express spaceship right above him) turn out looking like real-life "evidence" of UFO lights and the Loch Ness Monster, respectively.
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** * Also from one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. He spends $150,000 of taxpayer money to discover why his plants absorb the water he pours them. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': ** Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the cast travel back in time to 1947 Roswell, New Mexico Mexico, inspiring an ''actual conspiracy''. The Area 51 base brings President HarrySTruman UsefulNotes/HarryTruman and a conspiracy nut no-one will believe. Inexplicably, the photographs the nut takes of actual evidence (such as Truman himself being on the base, the Planet Express spaceship right above him) turn out looking like real-life "evidence" of UFO lights and the Loch Ness Monster, respectively.

-->'''Tigress''': I don't trust them. -->'''Monkey''': You don't trust anyone! Not even the mailman, and he's been coming here for thirty years. -->'''Tigress''': ''Planning'' something for thirty years! * Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is like this at times. Many of his beliefs (such as the bad guys stealing Christmas and corn dogs) are proven incorrect. However, he has been right on a few occasions, such as claiming that the lake at Camp Wannaweep was dangerous or that Lord Monty Fiske (later known as Monkey Fist) was, as he put it, 'bad road'. ** In one episode, it turns out that all the stories about {{Area 51}} are true, leaked by the government so that [[CassandraGambit people will think they're just wild conspiracy theories]]. ** In the episode where Shego is [[MirrorMoralityMachine temporarily turned good]], he shows a bizarre mix of [[ArbitrarySkepticism skepticism]] and [[SkepticismFailure credulity]]: -->'''Kim:''' ''(elbowing Ron)'' Ron, that's Shego!\\
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-->'''Tigress''': -->'''Tigress:''' I don't trust them. -->'''Monkey''': them.\\ '''Monkey:''' You don't trust anyone! Not even the mailman, and he's been coming here for thirty years. -->'''Tigress''': years.\\ '''Tigress:''' ''Planning'' something for thirty years! * ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': ** Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' from is like this at times. Many of his beliefs (such as the bad guys stealing Christmas and corn dogs) are proven incorrect. However, he has been right on a few occasions, such as claiming that the lake at Camp Wannaweep was is dangerous or that Lord Monty Fiske (later known as Monkey Fist) was, is, as he put it, 'bad road'. ** In one episode, it turns out that all the stories about {{Area 51}} are true, leaked by the government so that [[CassandraGambit people will think they're just wild conspiracy theories]]. ** "bad road". In the episode where Shego is [[MirrorMoralityMachine temporarily turned good]], he shows a bizarre mix of [[ArbitrarySkepticism skepticism]] and [[SkepticismFailure credulity]]: -->'''Kim:''' ''(elbowing Ron)'' --->'''Kim:''' (''elbowing Ron'') Ron, that's Shego!\\

-->'''Tigress''': I don't trust them. -->'''Monkey''': You don't trust anyone! Not even the mailman, and he's been coming here for thirty years. -->'''Tigress''': ''Planning'' something for thirty years! * Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is like this at times. Many of his beliefs (such as the bad guys stealing Christmas and corn dogs) are proven incorrect. However, he has been right on a few occasions, such as claiming that the lake at Camp Wannaweep was dangerous or that Lord Monty Fiske (later known as Monkey Fist) was, as he put it, 'bad road'. ** In one episode, it turns out that all the stories about {{Area 51}} are true, leaked by the government so that [[CassandraGambit people will think they're just wild conspiracy theories]]. ** In the episode where Shego is [[MirrorMoralityMachine temporarily turned good]], he shows a bizarre mix of [[ArbitrarySkepticism skepticism]] and [[SkepticismFailure credulity]]: -->'''Kim:''' ''(elbowing Ron)'' Ron, that's Shego!\\theories]].

* Freezbone from ''{{Freefonix}}''. Everything is either a conspiracy, or aliens.
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* Freezbone from ''{{Freefonix}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Freefonix}}''. Everything is either a conspiracy, or aliens.

-->'''Sticks:''' "Crossin' paths with a cross-eyed moose brings a curse on the moose-crosser and the non-moose-crossed friends. DON'T YOU PEOPLE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SCIENCE?!"
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-->'''Sticks:''' "Crossin' Crossin' paths with a cross-eyed moose brings a curse on the moose-crosser and the non-moose-crossed friends. DON'T YOU PEOPLE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SCIENCE?!"SCIENCE?!


-->Remember, tin-foil hats preventing mind control is merely a lie cooked up by Reynolds Corporation in order to sell more tin-foil and fund the New World Order. But you didn't hear it from me.
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-->Remember, ->''Remember, tin-foil hats preventing mind control is merely a lie cooked up by Reynolds Corporation in order to sell more tin-foil and fund the New World Order. But you didn't hear it from me. me.''
5th Dec '15 6:22:18 PM dinohunterpat
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* In ''Manga/MObileSuitGundamTheOrigin'', Char's mentor and Ramba Ral's father Jimba is shown as one. When sheltering Char and his family, Jimba constantly rants about how the Zabi family are responsible for killing Char's father Zeon Deikun and are planning to take over Side 3 to form their evil empire. Interestingly, Jimba himself was proven to be correct in many of his rants as Degwin Zabi did actually poison Zeon while his daughter Kycilia killed Sasro Zabi with a bomb and then framed the Ral family for the assassination.
22nd Nov '15 8:56:09 PM Chariset
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Conspiracy theorists in the media may be associated with {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s, and always seem to come off as somewhat mentally unhinged (though you and I know better, right?). This seems to be the case even when one of them [[TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight catches the trail]] of a genuine AncientConspiracy or GovernmentConspiracy. Of course, said conspiracies have a tendency to try to [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade silence the "kook"]] once they learn he's on to them, [[VillainBall despite the fact]] that [[CassandraTruth no one would actually]] [[RevealingCoverup believe he's telling the truth]].
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Conspiracy theorists in the media may be associated with {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s, and always seem to come off as somewhat mentally unhinged (though you and I know better, right?). This seems to be the case even when one of them [[TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight catches the trail]] of a genuine AncientConspiracy or GovernmentConspiracy. Of course, said conspiracies have a tendency to try to [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade silence the "kook"]] once they learn he's on to them, [[VillainBall despite the fact]] that [[CassandraTruth no one would actually]] would]] [[YouHaveToBelieveMe actually believe]] [[RevealingCoverup believe he's telling the truth]].
13th Nov '15 4:25:04 PM FordPrefect
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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness ''Clanbook: Gangrel'', there's a Gangrel vampire who's a conspiracy theorist. And indeed, they were common(and often ''[[ProperlyParanoid right]]'') in all the [=OWOD=] games, especially ''MageTheAscension''.
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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness ''Clanbook: Gangrel'', there's a Gangrel vampire who's a conspiracy theorist. And indeed, they were common(and common (and often ''[[ProperlyParanoid right]]'') in all the [=OWOD=] games, especially ''MageTheAscension''.
13th Nov '15 4:23:55 PM FordPrefect
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* A downplayed example is Clive Finch from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Rose",who despite sounding like an utter nutcase to anybody who doesn't know Doctor Who, he was mostly correct: he thought the pictures of the Doctor from various time periods were all the same man (they were), that the Doctor was an alien (he is), and that the Doctor is immortal (not 100% true, but 900 years is a hell of a long lifespan). The only thing he didn't guess was the time-travel angle.
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* A downplayed example is Clive Finch from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Rose",who "Rose", who, despite sounding like an utter nutcase to anybody who doesn't know Doctor Who, he was mostly correct: he thought the pictures of the Doctor from various time periods were all the same man (they were), that the Doctor was an alien (he is), and that the Doctor is immortal (not 100% true, but 900 years is a hell of a long lifespan). The only thing he didn't guess was the time-travel angle.
7th Nov '15 10:58:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mercilessly [[ParodiedTrope mocked]] in the ''Website/CollegeHumor'' video '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]'. Truly something to behold: among the things "uncovered" as part of a massive conspiracy embracing all of humanity in this "truthumentary", they include the shooting of TupacShakur, Dan Akroyd's role in ''{{Caddyshack}} 2'' and ''NothingButTrouble'', PaulMcCartney's replacement by a doppelgänger, Helter Skelter possessing UsefulNotes/CharlesManson with the spirit of the Anti-Christ, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler actually being "a cyberganic demon" created by Nazi scientists, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} faking the space landings, the UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy assassination, ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', Dick Cheney, Nabisco, AOL, CITGO, Atkins, Adidas, the New York Knicks, Hooters, and Website/{{Google}}. And the identity of the secret cabal that is more powerful than [[TheGovernment the American government]], the Freemasons, and TheIlluminati? [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]].
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* Mercilessly [[ParodiedTrope mocked]] in the ''Website/CollegeHumor'' video '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbl-vMN2gzo Deceptive Deceptions]]'. Truly something to behold: among the things "uncovered" as part of a massive conspiracy embracing all of humanity in this "truthumentary", they include the shooting of TupacShakur, Dan Akroyd's role in ''{{Caddyshack}} 2'' ''Film/CaddyshackII'' and ''NothingButTrouble'', ''Film/NothingButTrouble'', PaulMcCartney's replacement by a doppelgänger, Helter Skelter possessing UsefulNotes/CharlesManson with the spirit of the Anti-Christ, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler actually being "a cyberganic demon" created by Nazi scientists, UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} faking the space landings, the UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy assassination, ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', Dick Cheney, Nabisco, AOL, CITGO, Atkins, Adidas, the New York Knicks, Hooters, and Website/{{Google}}. And the identity of the secret cabal that is more powerful than [[TheGovernment the American government]], the Freemasons, and TheIlluminati? [[spoiler:The College Humor staff]].
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