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27th Jun '16 12:36:30 PM Fanfictionlurker1
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* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''. It's part of his charm. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Light can't cope with the knowledge that he has killed two people.]] In order to justify his first (accidental) murders of criminals he has to convince himself that they needed to be killed. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope But then why stop there?]] So in order to make things right by his own moral code he has to kill more because it's the responsible thing to do, that he'll use this power for "good" --no matter the price. [[InsaneTrollLogic He convinces himself that the real crime would be NOT to use the Death Note to change the world.]] The God complex swiftly follows, no doubt accelerated by the need to look interesting to Ryuk and L's very public challenging of him. All of this happens with alarming speed, and it explains why Light during the MemoryGambit has such a different personality and is horrified by the possibility that he could be Kira. Without the memory of having killed and what effect it had on his mind, he's a completely different person.
8th May '16 8:27:46 PM M84
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* The Comedian from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' dealt with the terrible things he saw and did by seeing the world as a huge joke.

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* The Comedian from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' dealt with the terrible things he saw and did by seeing the world as a huge joke. [[spoiler:He has a total breakdown when he discovers a horrible scheme that even he can't laugh off.]]
28th Mar '16 3:46:48 PM WillKeaton
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* LetsPlay/{{medibot}}, the CloudCuckoolander in LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}}'s LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006, endured the ordeal quite gracefully. [[LetsPlay/KungFuJesus Kung-Fu Jesus]], meanwhile, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation took a long time to recover.]]

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* LetsPlay/{{medibot}}, the CloudCuckoolander in LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}}'s LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006, ''LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006,'' endured the ordeal quite gracefully. [[LetsPlay/KungFuJesus Kung-Fu Jesus]], meanwhile, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation took a long time to recover.]]
28th Mar '16 3:45:28 PM WillKeaton
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* The quote comes from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', describing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton Emperor Norton of San Francisco]].

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* The quote comes from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', describing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton Emperor Norton of San Francisco]].Francisco.]]
14th Jan '16 1:59:22 AM M84
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** The idea that Bruce would be even more screwed up without Batman is shown in the JLA story "Divided We Fall" that split the two identities into different people. Bruce is reduced to a mass of rage and grief without his outlet as Batman. Batman meanwhile does nothing since he has no motivation without Bruce's anger.
17th Dec '15 7:48:01 PM WillBGood
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* ''Film/{{Mash}}'' is an obvious example, with Hawkeye and Trapper being the most prominent in the film version.

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* ''Film/{{Mash}}'' ''Film/{{MASH}}'' is an obvious example, with Hawkeye and Trapper being the most prominent in the film version.



* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' follows directly in the movie's footsteps, practiced by several characters throughout the series' run, most notoriously by [[AscendedExtra Klinger]] (who wasn't in the film).

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' follows directly in the movie's footsteps, practiced by several characters throughout the series' run, most notoriously by [[AscendedExtra Klinger]] (who wasn't in the film).
11th Dec '15 6:38:48 PM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarstheOldRepublic'', this is a valid interpretation for a Sith Inquisitor, who is "differently rational" even under the best of circumstances. Doubly so for a ''Light Side'' Inquisitor, who is trying not to replicat4e the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarstheOldRepublic'', this is a valid interpretation for a Sith Inquisitor, who is "differently rational" even under the best of circumstances. Doubly so for a ''Light Side'' Inquisitor, who is trying not to replicat4e replicate the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.
11th Dec '15 6:36:47 PM Allronix
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarstheOldRepublic'', this is a valid interpretation for a Sith Inquisitor, who is "differently rational" even under the best of circumstances. Doubly so for a ''Light Side'' Inquisitor, who is trying not to replicat4e the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.
27th Nov '15 10:22:20 AM narm00
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* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''. It's part of his charm. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Light can't cope with the knowledge that he has killed two people.]] In order to justify his first (accidental) murders of criminals he has to convince himself that they needed to be killed. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope But then why stop there?]] So in order to make things right by his own moral code he has to kill more because it's the responsible thing to do, that he'll use this power for "good" --no matter the price. [[InsaneTrollLogic He convinces himself that the real crime would be NOT to use the Death Note to change the world.]] The God complex swiftly follows, no doubt accelerated by the need to look interesting to Ryuk and L's very public challenging of him. All of this happens with alarming speed, and it explains why Light during the MemoryGambit has such a different personality and is horrified by the possibility that he could be Kira. Without the memory of having killed and what affect it had on his mind, he's a completely different person.

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* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''. It's part of his charm. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Light can't cope with the knowledge that he has killed two people.]] In order to justify his first (accidental) murders of criminals he has to convince himself that they needed to be killed. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope But then why stop there?]] So in order to make things right by his own moral code he has to kill more because it's the responsible thing to do, that he'll use this power for "good" --no matter the price. [[InsaneTrollLogic He convinces himself that the real crime would be NOT to use the Death Note to change the world.]] The God complex swiftly follows, no doubt accelerated by the need to look interesting to Ryuk and L's very public challenging of him. All of this happens with alarming speed, and it explains why Light during the MemoryGambit has such a different personality and is horrified by the possibility that he could be Kira. Without the memory of having killed and what affect effect it had on his mind, he's a completely different person.



* Applied to the corporate world in ''Head Office''

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* Applied to the corporate world in ''Head Office''Office'':



* In TheNameOfTheWind this is actually a problem. Early in the book, insanity is mentioned as one of the ways people deal with pain, along with sleep forgetfulness and death: when the world really is awful, sometimes the only way to end suffering is to escape reality. Later, we discover that the immortal [[BigBad Haliax]] has spent [[WhoWantsToLiveForever millenia dealing with horrible grief and loss]] while unable to sleep, forget, die or go insane. And so he has decided, rationally, that the only way to end his suffering is to end the world.

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* In TheNameOfTheWind ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'', this is actually a problem. Early in the book, insanity is mentioned as one of the ways people deal with pain, along with sleep sleep, forgetfulness and death: when the world really is awful, sometimes the only way to end suffering is to escape reality. Later, we discover that the immortal [[BigBad Haliax]] has spent [[WhoWantsToLiveForever millenia dealing with horrible grief and loss]] while unable to sleep, forget, die or go insane. And so he has decided, rationally, that the only way to end his suffering is to end the world.



* Gabriel Syme from GKChesterton's ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday.''

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* Gabriel Syme from GKChesterton's Creator/GKChesterton's ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday.''



* Aspects of this are present in ''{{Psych}}'' with Shawn in the [=YinYang=] episodes. He specifically tells Gus at one point that the only way he's keeping himself from melting down is to behave as if he doesn't understand the deadly seriousness of the situation.

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* Aspects of this are present in ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' with Shawn in the [=YinYang=] episodes. He specifically tells Gus at one point that the only way he's keeping himself from melting down is to behave as if he doesn't understand the deadly seriousness of the situation.



* In SkinHorse, [[MadScientist Tigerlily Jones]] turns out to be this. "Let me tell you a secret. You think I'm crazy because I don't know I'm not an Egyptian princess reincarnated on Planet Lovetron. But I *do* know. I'm crazy because I don't *CARE*."

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* In SkinHorse, Webcomic/SkinHorse, [[MadScientist Tigerlily Jones]] turns out to be this. "Let me tell you a secret. You think I'm crazy because I don't know I'm not an Egyptian princess reincarnated on Planet Lovetron. But I *do* know. I'm crazy because I don't *CARE*."
13th Oct '15 6:01:14 PM lalaTKG
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* LetsPlay/{{medibot}}, the CloudCuckoolander in LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}}'s LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006, endured the ordeal quiet gracefully. [[LetsPlay/KungFuJesus Kung-Fu Jesus]], meanwhile, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation took a long time to recover.]]
* In SkinHorse, [[MadScientist Tigerlily Jones]] turns to be this. "Let me tell you a secret. You think I'm crazy because I don't know I'm not an Egyptian princess reincarnated on Planet Lovetron. But I *do* know. I'm crazy because I don't *CARE*."

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* LetsPlay/{{medibot}}, the CloudCuckoolander in LetsPlay/{{pokecapn}}'s LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006, endured the ordeal quiet quite gracefully. [[LetsPlay/KungFuJesus Kung-Fu Jesus]], meanwhile, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation took a long time to recover.]]
* In SkinHorse, [[MadScientist Tigerlily Jones]] turns out to be this. "Let me tell you a secret. You think I'm crazy because I don't know I'm not an Egyptian princess reincarnated on Planet Lovetron. But I *do* know. I'm crazy because I don't *CARE*."
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