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3rd Apr '18 2:30:50 PM Twentington
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* Diamond Rio's "It's All in Your Head" is about a snake-handling preacher who seems to be one ("We never walked on the moon, Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} ain't dead / You ain't goin' crazy, it's all in your head").

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* Diamond Rio's Music/DiamondRio's "It's All in Your Head" is about a snake-handling preacher who seems to be one ("We never walked on the moon, Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} ain't dead / You ain't goin' crazy, it's all in your head").
2nd Apr '18 12:52:47 AM foxley
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* Vasily in ''Film/TheDeathOfStalin''. He has a strange belief in 'Zionists' and 'New York queers' who are somehow in league with the Central Committee to open his dead father's head and fill it with American lies. Vasily is a strange, unstable person.
15th Mar '18 9:17:22 PM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', Dooley has tendencies in this direction, and runs his own conspiracy blog. Being TheDitz, his conspiracy theories are things like "the moon is fake" (not the moon landings, mind you -- the moon itself), "Columbus faked the America landings" (he says there's no evidence America actually exists, and his hometwon is actually in a secret location in the Alps), "the government is pumping dihydrogen monoxide into our homes", and "the government is a mass hallucination caused by chemicals put in the water by the government".

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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', Dooley has tendencies in this direction, and runs his own conspiracy blog. Being TheDitz, his conspiracy theories are things like "the moon is fake" (not the moon landings, mind you -- the moon itself), "Columbus faked the America landings" (he says there's no evidence America actually exists, and his hometwon hometown is actually in a secret location in the Alps), "the government is pumping dihydrogen monoxide into our homes", and "the government is a mass hallucination caused by chemicals put in the water by the government".
15th Mar '18 9:16:55 PM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', Dooley has tendencies in this direction, and runs his own conspiracy blog. Being TheDitz, his conspiracy theories are things like "the moon is fake" (not the moon landings, mind you -- the moon itself), "Columbus faked the America landings" (he says there's no evidence America actually exists, and his hometwon is actually in a secret location in the Alps), "the government is pumping dihydrogen monoxide into our homes", and "the government is a mass hallucination caused by chemicals put in the water by the government".
15th Mar '18 1:16:14 PM MRAustin
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* Michael Garibaldi in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is a paranoic conspiracy theorist of the future (as the show is set in the 24th century), not helping the fact that he was made more paranoid than normal by a the telepath villain Bester. Although he's not totally unjustify as Earth's government does have conspiracies going on, not to mention Psi Corps and the Shadows.

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* Michael Garibaldi in ''Series/BabylonFive'' is a paranoic conspiracy theorist of the future (as the show is set in the 24th century), not helping the fact that he was made more paranoid than normal by a the telepath villain Bester. Although he's not totally unjustify as Earth's government does have conspiracies going on, not to mention Psi Corps and the Shadows. [[spoiler: After Bester goes to work on him, his paranoia about possible conspiracies starts getting out of hand, but he sadly fails to spot that ''he's currently part of one''.]]
** Captain Sheridan mentions collecting conspiracy theories as a hobby in one episode, naming a rumoured secret government agency as possibly being behind B5's recent troubles - "Bureau 13". (Said name was quietly dropped for all subsequent mentions in the show, as it turned out there was already a fictional conspiracy with that name.)
15th Mar '18 1:08:29 PM MRAustin
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* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', one of Franchise/SherlockHolmes' hobbies is to troll conspiracy theory websites and submit absurd theories that he makes up on the spot just to see what everyone else on the sites will believe.

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* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', one of Franchise/SherlockHolmes' hobbies is to troll conspiracy theory websites and submit absurd theories that he makes up on the spot just to see what everyone else on the sites will believe. He claims that the (depressingly, real) conspiracy theory that the [=CIA=] invented Crack Cocaine is one of his. In the same episode (Season 1's ''The Red Team''), he discovers a real conspiracy, [[spoiler: but despite initial appearances, it's not the work of a murderously paranoid and secretive Government Agency; the initial death that starts them on the case was an argument that got out of hand, and the deaths of Red Team members have all been orchestrated by a single killer. Is it technically a conspiracy if there's only one person in on it?]]
18th Feb '18 11:45:58 AM nombretomado
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* Several flavors of this trope (alien abductee, Satanic cult victim, militia gun nut) appear in the RepairmanJack novel ''Conspiracies'', which is actually set at a Conspiracy Theorist convention. [[spoiler:Turns out the only ''genuine'' conspiracy there is an EldritchAbomination plot targeting Jack himself.]]

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* Several flavors of this trope (alien abductee, Satanic cult victim, militia gun nut) appear in the RepairmanJack Literature/RepairmanJack novel ''Conspiracies'', which is actually set at a Conspiracy Theorist convention. [[spoiler:Turns out the only ''genuine'' conspiracy there is an EldritchAbomination plot targeting Jack himself.]]
31st Dec '17 9:12:52 AM nombretomado
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Okay. That's the official line. The rest is up to you. I'[[GrandUnifyingGuesses v]]e left a few JustForFun/{{clues|ToTheConspiracy}} below to follow up if you want to find the real story. Be careful. TheReptilians are watching you.

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Okay. That's the official line. The rest is up to you. I'[[GrandUnifyingGuesses I'[[WMG/GrandUnifyingGuesses v]]e left a few JustForFun/{{clues|ToTheConspiracy}} below to follow up if you want to find the real story. Be careful. TheReptilians are watching you.
27th Dec '17 3:42:08 AM LentilSandEater
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* Parodied in the expansion packs for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', which include a [[Radio/GTARadio radio show]] called ''Conspire'' hosted by "John Smith", a parody of Radio/AlexJones and similar right-wing/libertarian conspiracy theorists. "John" entertains, and often voices, every single crazy conspiracy theory and bit of paranoia and racism his listeners phone in with.
** Likewise in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', there's Nervous Ron's show on Blaine County Talk Radio, which is less Alex Jones and more ''Series/TheXFiles'' with a bit of ''Series/TheMatrix''. His main topics included the Annunaki (lizard people), the Illuminati, and how banks make [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall cyberspace clones of you that you have to level up]]. Meanwhile, Ron's other friend Chef buys into Ron's "lizard people" theories, while Lester believes in the Illuminati.
*** Trevor Philips as well. He believes in the Illuminati and the Reptilians.

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Parodied in the expansion packs for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', which include a [[Radio/GTARadio radio show]] called ''Conspire'' hosted by "John Smith", a parody of Radio/AlexJones and similar right-wing/libertarian conspiracy theorists. "John" entertains, and often voices, every single crazy conspiracy theory and bit of paranoia and racism his listeners phone in with.
** Likewise in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', there's Nervous Ron's show on Blaine County Talk Radio, which is less Alex Jones and more ''Series/TheXFiles'' with a bit of ''Series/TheMatrix''. His main topics included the Annunaki (lizard people), the Illuminati, and how banks make [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall cyberspace clones of you that you have to level up]]. Meanwhile, Ron's other friend Chef buys into Ron's "lizard people" theories, while Lester believes in the Illuminati.
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Illuminati. Trevor Philips as well. He believes in the Illuminati and the Reptilians.



* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'': Malaclypse, a servitor of Errata, Goddess of Confusion and Misunderstanding. This is a ShoutOut to out world Malaclypse the Younger (a penname for Gregory Hill), the supposed creator of ''Principia Discordia'', which details the worship of Eris, the Goddess of Chaos.
** [[spoiler:A reasonable chunk of his gibberish [[CassandraTruth is actually true]], and covers a lot of Discworld (and Discordian) mythology/history.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'': Malaclypse, a servitor of Errata, Goddess of Confusion and Misunderstanding. This is a ShoutOut to out world Malaclypse the Younger (a penname for Gregory Hill), the supposed creator of ''Principia Discordia'', which details the worship of Eris, the Goddess of Chaos.
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Chaos. [[spoiler:A reasonable chunk of his gibberish [[CassandraTruth is actually true]], and covers a lot of Discworld (and Discordian) mythology/history.]]
19th Dec '17 3:03:05 PM RedScharlach
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* In ''Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure'', [[spoiler: ADMIRAL Awesome]] would rather believe that [[spoiler: the President of Amarican]] is controlled by evil Martian deepsea fishes than that he would, of his own free will, refuse to give him any money or medals.

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* In ''Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure'', [[spoiler: ADMIRAL Awesome]] would rather believe that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the President of Amarican]] is controlled by evil Martian deepsea deep-sea fishes than that he would, of his own free will, refuse to give him any money or medals.



* The Seraphim, the main villain of ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'' is this to a ridiculous extreme. Amongst his theories is that he is a "descendent of Enoch" (who, if the Bible is taken literally, is ancestor to ''everyone'') and that he is descended from an English occultist who the Catholic church imprisoned when he foretold events such as the destruction of Gotham.

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* The Seraphim, the main villain of ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'' is this to a ridiculous extreme. Amongst his theories is that he is a "descendent "descendant of Enoch" (who, if the Bible is taken literally, is ancestor to ''everyone'') and that he is descended from an English occultist who whom the Catholic church imprisoned when he foretold events such as the destruction of Gotham.



* [[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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* [[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 fluoride conspiracy is STILL floating around, but is now usually attributed to the US government attempting to subdue the populace.



** Ironically it's discovered that one of his old fake identities had become a a patsy for criminals, so Mozzie accidently created a conspiracy himself. Mozzie's response?

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** Ironically it's discovered that one of his old fake identities had become a a patsy for criminals, so Mozzie accidently accidentally created a conspiracy himself. Mozzie's response?
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