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26th Apr '17 8:22:08 AM Silverblade2
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** Some interpretations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker depict him as "super-sane" rather than crazy: he sees how ridiculous and mixed-up the world is, and the only way for him to deal with it is by treating it as one big joke.

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** Some interpretations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker depict him as "super-sane" rather than crazy: he sees how ridiculous and mixed-up the world is, and the only way for him to deal with it is by treating it as one big joke.



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} may be a case of this. An optional dialogue in ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', though of questionable canon, goes as follows:

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} may be a case of this. An optional dialogue in ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', though of questionable canon, goes as follows:
7th Apr '17 11:08:19 AM narm00
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke with a [[StepfordSnarker sarcastic personality]] often comes across as this, having become a StepfordSmiler and SadClown in response to all the craziness in Kirkwall and personal tragedies they've suffered over the course of the game.
* ''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 replicate the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke with a [[StepfordSnarker sarcastic personality]] often comes across as this, having become a StepfordSmiler and SadClown in response to all the craziness cra ziness in Kirkwall and personal tragedies they've suffered over the course of the game.
* In ''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 replicate the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.
7th Apr '17 11:07:15 AM narm00
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* In ''Film/TheVoices'', what happened when, at the insistance of his therapist [[spoiler: and his crush Fiona's disembodied head hallucination]], the hero Jerry eventually took his pills? [[spoiler: He dreamed about dark memories of his childhood during his sleep, then brutally awoke in a disgustingly filthy home (in his altered state of mind, the home looks very bright and clean), and the pets stopped talking. Fiona's head stopped talking too, and now looks like a rotting corpse. Needless to say, Jerry is very freaked by this experience and immediately gets rid of his pills. When he awakes the following morning, things are back in their usual state, to his relief.]]

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* In ''Film/TheVoices'', what happened when, at the insistance of his therapist [[spoiler: and his crush Fiona's disembodied head hallucination]], the hero Jerry eventually took his pills? [[spoiler: He dreamed about dark memories of his childhood during his sleep, then brutally awoke in a disgustingly filthy home (in his altered state of mind, the home looks very bright and clean), and the pets stopped talking. Fiona's head stopped talking too, and now looks looked like a rotting corpse. Needless to say, Jerry is very freaked by this experience and immediately gets rid of his pills. When he awakes the following morning, things are back in their usual state, to his relief.]]



* In Jane Wagner's ''TheSearchForSignsOfIntelligentLifeInTheUniverse'' (a one-woman show performed by Lily Tomlin).

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* In Jane Wagner's ''TheSearchForSignsOfIntelligentLifeInTheUniverse'' ''Theatre/TheSearchForSignsOfIntelligentLifeInTheUniverse'' (a one-woman show performed by Lily Tomlin).



* ''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 replicate the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarstheOldRepublic'', ''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 replicate the AxCrazy mentality that counts as "normal" for a Sith.
8th Oct '16 12:06:18 PM Noah1
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Often a staple of wartime environments and the resultant BlackComedy which often transpires, where the psychological demands of having to deal with death and suffering on a daily basis requires pretty extreme measures to retain one's grip on reality. Compare BoredWithInsanity, and SafetyInIndifference, which is another popular coping mechanism for the same predicament. Contrast with the so-called "[[MortonsFork Catch 22]]" situation, where going crazy is conclusive evidence that you're sane enough to stay on the job.

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A common trait of {{Byronic Hero}}es. Often a staple of wartime environments and the resultant BlackComedy which often transpires, where the psychological demands of having to deal with death and suffering on a daily basis requires pretty extreme measures to retain one's grip on reality. Compare BoredWithInsanity, and SafetyInIndifference, which is another popular coping mechanism for the same predicament. Contrast with the so-called "[[MortonsFork Catch 22]]" situation, where going crazy is conclusive evidence that you're sane enough to stay on the job.
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).
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