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26th Apr '17 11:17:48 PM Dravencour
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* This is part of the premise of ''Film/{{Quills}}'', based on the real-life incarceration of the Marquis de Sade in Charenton Asylum. The Marquis' substantial wealth had allowed him to be committed rather than executed and to enjoy a substantial level of material comfort. But once the new administrator takes over and starts depriving the Marquis of his possessions and basically begins torturing him as a form of "therapy", the Marquis' mental state rapidly deteriorates.

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* This is part of the premise of ''Film/{{Quills}}'', based on the real-life incarceration of the Marquis de Sade Creator/MarquisDeSade in Charenton Asylum. The Marquis' substantial wealth had allowed him to be committed rather than executed and to enjoy a substantial level of material comfort. But once the new administrator takes over and starts depriving the Marquis of his possessions and basically begins torturing him as a form of "therapy", the Marquis' Sade's mental state rapidly deteriorates.
3rd Apr '17 12:53:09 PM CheeseDogX
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* Sarah Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was definitely more insane after spending years in a mental asylum (attacking the psychiatrist) than she was before (merely believing in the Terminators). Although it is possible that her experience in the first Terminator set her a path which leads her to violence, including trying to blow up a computer factory. Based on what we see, it's clear that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the staff and other mistreatment by her therapist.

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* Sarah Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was definitely more insane after spending years in a mental asylum (attacking the psychiatrist) than she was before (merely believing in the Terminators). Although it is possible that her experience in the first Terminator set her a path which leads her to violence, including trying to blow up a computer factory. It's also possible that knowing what she knows about the future [[GoMadFromTheRevelation addled her brains a bit]]. Based on what we see, it's clear that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the staff and other mistreatment by her therapist.
10th Feb '17 8:53:42 PM Racheakt
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* ''FanFic/{{Bird}}'': One of the running themes is that most of the patients are not actually ''insane''. Sveta being a chief example. However, all of them are dangerous, and many do have psychological problems they are dealing with. Being locked up in an asylum with the actual crazy ones does not do any favors for the ones that are sane, however.
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18th Sep '16 8:06:40 PM Discar
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* When Helen breaks up with Dave, in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', she actually remarks "You don't want to go among mad people." This refers of course to herself and her colleagues. Ironically, after reading the quote in context, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10983 Dave himself goes mad]], exactly what Helen was trying to prevent by breaking up with him.]] She told him that he wasn't the one sane person in the crazy house that he thought he was - he was an emerging MadScientist who Helen had been studying for years to try and nail down what made Mad Scientists mad.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': When Helen breaks up with Dave, in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', she actually remarks "You don't want to go among mad people." This refers of course to herself and her colleagues. Ironically, after reading the quote in context, [[http://www.[[spoiler:[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10983 Dave himself goes mad]], exactly what Helen was trying to prevent by breaking up with him.]] She told him that he wasn't the one sane person in the crazy house that he thought he was - he was an emerging MadScientist who Helen had been studying for years to try and nail down what made Mad Scientists mad.mad]].
4th Sep '16 3:46:09 AM erforce
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* In ''Revenge of Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]].

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* In ''Revenge of Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]].
30th Aug '16 4:13:41 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends, also posing as a patient, is placed in there as a bodyguard. Which is necessary as the politician has planted his own man among the staff, giving her doctored injections to drive her permanently crazy.

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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends, also posing as a patient, is placed in there as a bodyguard. Which is necessary as the politician has planted his own man among the staff, giving her doctored injections to drive her permanently crazy.crazy (and when this plan fails, arrange a more permanent suicide).
30th Aug '16 4:09:37 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends, also posing as a patient, is placed in there as a bodyguard, Which is necessary as the politician has planted his own man among the staff, ready to fake a more permanent suicide.

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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends, also posing as a patient, is placed in there as a bodyguard, bodyguard. Which is necessary as the politician has planted his own man among the staff, ready giving her doctored injections to fake a more permanent suicide.drive her permanently crazy.
30th Aug '16 3:57:59 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends is placed in there as a bodyguard, also posing as a patient.

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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends friends, also posing as a patient, is placed in there as a bodyguard, also posing bodyguard, Which is necessary as the politician has planted his own man among the staff, ready to fake a patient.more permanent suicide.
30th Aug '16 3:55:57 AM JackG
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* British spy {{Quiller}} hides (as a self-committed patient) in a mental institution from a hitman who's stalking him in ''Quiller's Run''. He doesn't go crazy, but the atmosphere of the place does put him on edge, so he engages in a reckless gambit -- deliberately revealing his location so the hitman will come there, so Quiller can tackle him on territory he knows.



* In ''Series/TheFlyingCestmir'', Cestmir's father is mistaken for insane and committed, because his son sometimes poses as him. Cestmir's adult form (caused by one of the magical flowers) looks like his father. Cestmir is a weird boy as it is, and with his cloudcuckoolander pre-teen behaviour, he just can't succefully pass for a sane adult.

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* In ''Series/TheFlyingCestmir'', Cestmir's father is mistaken for insane and committed, because his son sometimes poses as him. Cestmir's adult form (caused by one of the magical flowers) looks like his father. Cestmir is a weird boy as it is, and with his cloudcuckoolander pre-teen behaviour, he just can't succefully successfully pass for a sane adult.


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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "The Last Campaign", a politician's aide [[YouKnowTooMuch who discovers her boss is involved in blackmail]] is placed in a mental institution after a faked drug overdose. [=McCall=] gets a friendly psychiatrist to commit him ("Someone I suspect you have wanted to commit for a very long time.") for 24 hours observation so he can make contact. Another of [=McCall=]'s friends is placed in there as a bodyguard, also posing as a patient.
21st Aug '16 12:02:14 PM nombretomado
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* In "Out of My Mind," from the ECComics title ''Crime Suspense Stories'', a woman feigns episodes of violent insanity so that when she finally kills her husband she's committed to a hospital, where she plans to gradually "get better," and inherit her husband's fortune upon discharge. However, the constant ice-water baths and ravings of her fellow patients soon drive her to the brink of madness for real. When she finally confesses her ruse to her supervising physician, [[spoiler: her husband's brother, he reveals that he knew she'd been feigning insanity the whole time and thus intends to keep her there indefinitely]].

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* In "Out of My Mind," from the ECComics Creator/ECComics title ''Crime Suspense Stories'', a woman feigns episodes of violent insanity so that when she finally kills her husband she's committed to a hospital, where she plans to gradually "get better," and inherit her husband's fortune upon discharge. However, the constant ice-water baths and ravings of her fellow patients soon drive her to the brink of madness for real. When she finally confesses her ruse to her supervising physician, [[spoiler: her husband's brother, he reveals that he knew she'd been feigning insanity the whole time and thus intends to keep her there indefinitely]].
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