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30th May '16 12:46:59 AM Doug86
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** All [[MadScientist mad scientists]] go mad, sooner or later, by definition. It seems to be genetic. [[ItsAllthereInTheManual Helen went mad]] in an Italian restaurant when her mother's lawyer met with her.

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** All [[MadScientist mad scientists]] go mad, sooner or later, by definition. It seems to be genetic. [[ItsAllthereInTheManual [[AllthereInTheManual Helen went mad]] in an Italian restaurant when her mother's lawyer met with her.
25th May '16 8:15:13 PM ZaklogtheGreat
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* In ''Literature/HallowMass'', this is the eventual fate of [[spoiler: Audrey Klumm-Webner]] upon meeting the Dunwichers' gods up close and personal.
18th May '16 11:07:42 AM Hydrall
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* ''{{Bloodborne}}'' includes this [[spoiler: as both a story element and a game mechanic. You use [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin madman's knowledge]] to prevent your mind from repressing the horrible truths of the world and]] figure out what murdered you for grabbing that [[SchmuckBait tantalizingly dapper top hat.]]

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* ''{{Bloodborne}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Bloodborne}}'' includes this [[spoiler: as both a story element and a game mechanic. You use [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin madman's knowledge]] to prevent your mind from repressing the horrible truths of the world and]] figure out what murdered you for grabbing that [[SchmuckBait tantalizingly dapper top hat.]]
18th May '16 11:07:08 AM Hydrall
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* ''Bloodborne'' includes this [[spoiler: as both a story element and a game mechanic. You use [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin madman's knowledge]] to prevent your mind from repressing the horrible truths of the world and]] figure out what murdered you for grabbing that [[SchmuckBait tantalizingly dapper top hat.]]

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* ''Bloodborne'' ''{{Bloodborne}}'' includes this [[spoiler: as both a story element and a game mechanic. You use [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin madman's knowledge]] to prevent your mind from repressing the horrible truths of the world and]] figure out what murdered you for grabbing that [[SchmuckBait tantalizingly dapper top hat.]]
5th May '16 9:30:16 AM KhymChanur
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->''"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."''
-->-- ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Call of Cthulhu]]''

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->''"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either [[TropeNamer go mad from the revelation revelation]] or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."''
-->-- ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Call of Cthulhu]]''
''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu''
4th May '16 12:35:00 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** In the ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' episode of ''[=HoPR=]'', Linkara, in the third case of him actually appearing on camera in ''[=HoPR=]'' (after [[WhamEpisode his shocked reaction to]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Kendrix's death]] and [[{{Headdesk}} banging his head against a wall after]] [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Dax lets Miratrix steal a scroll]], then reusing that last clip why Alpha 6 wasn't voiced by Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz, Creator/WendeeLee, or Caterina Lucciani) is his reaction to [[spoiler: Robo Knight's UnexplainedRecovery]], going LaughingMad, grabbing a gun, getting up from his chair and firing said gun until he emptys the clip and his laughing turns to outright screaming.

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*** In the ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' episode of ''[=HoPR=]'', Linkara, in the third case of him actually appearing on camera in ''[=HoPR=]'' (after [[WhamEpisode his shocked reaction to]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Kendrix's death]] and [[{{Headdesk}} banging his head against a wall after]] [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Dax lets Miratrix steal a scroll]], then reusing that last clip why to express his disdain for Alpha 6 wasn't not being voiced by Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz, Creator/WendeeLee, or Caterina Lucciani) is his reaction to [[spoiler: Robo Knight's UnexplainedRecovery]], going LaughingMad, grabbing a gun, getting up from his chair and chair, firing said gun until he emptys empties the clip clip, and his laughing turns to outright screaming.
4th May '16 12:29:16 PM zeroblade386
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** Learning about it ''subconsciously''. Once she had conscious knowledge of it, she got noticeably better. Which isn't to say it made her sane.

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** Learning River suffers from this as she is forcibly turned into a psychic. She has no control at first and is paraded around various people of power and influence as an example of the success of the program, all the while learning things that she has no desire to know about, Miranda being the prime example. She was learning about it ''subconsciously''. Imagine learning about the holocaust by reading the minds of the Nazis who were there. It would drive you crazy due to the sheer horror. Once she had conscious knowledge of it, Miranda and was able to finally free herself of the burden she got gets noticeably better. Which isn't to say it made her sane.
4th May '16 6:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''
** In the original series episode "Deaths-Head Revisited", a [[ThoseWackyNazis retired Nazi general]] returns to the death camp he worked at, only to be [[LaserGuidedKarma tortured to insanity by the ghosts of the people he murdered]]. Let's just say they showed him ''everything'' they went through while in his "care".
** The 1980s revival episode "Need to Know" featured William Petersen investigating an insanity epidemic in a small town. It turns out a resident has discovered the meaning of life, but to hear the secret is to go crazy.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone''
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''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In the original series episode "Deaths-Head Revisited", a [[ThoseWackyNazis retired Nazi general]] returns to the death camp he worked at, only to be [[LaserGuidedKarma tortured to insanity by the ghosts of the people he murdered]]. Let's just say they showed him ''everything'' they went through while in his "care".
** * ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': The 1980s revival episode "Need to Know" featured William Petersen investigating an insanity epidemic in a small town. It turns out a resident has discovered the meaning of life, but to hear the secret is to go crazy.
4th May '16 5:59:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]'' introduced Redvers Fenn-Cooper, an explorer and hunter who was unlucky enough to witness [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Light's]] [[SealedEvilInACan sleeping form]] in the cellar of a Victorian mansion. The experience turned his hair white and drove him into the depths of insanity. By the time the Doctor arrives, he's disassociated his own identity so well that if he does acknowledge his own name, it's [[ThirdPersonPerson in the third person]].
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]'' sees a tragic combination of this trope and the HeroicBSOD when the Doctor, trapped inside a personalized torture chamber for [[spoiler: billions]] of years, doomed to repeat the same few days over and over, suddenly remembers all the past occasions in which he's gone though the chamber. Not only does this threaten to drive him mad, his grief over [[spoiler: the death of his beloved companion, Clara]] chooses that moment to boil over. Although he recovers ([[spoiler: thanks to a memory of Clara encouraging him to fight and win]]), this is a major factor in him later nearly becoming a [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Woobie, Destroyer of Time]].

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** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E2GhostLight Ghost Light]]'' Light]]" introduced Redvers Fenn-Cooper, an explorer and hunter who was unlucky enough to witness [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Light's]] [[SealedEvilInACan sleeping form]] in the cellar of a Victorian mansion. The experience turned his hair white and drove him into the depths of insanity. By the time the Doctor arrives, he's disassociated his own identity so well that if he does acknowledge his own name, it's [[ThirdPersonPerson in the third person]].
** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]'' Sent]]" sees a tragic combination of this trope and the HeroicBSOD when the Doctor, trapped inside a personalized torture chamber for [[spoiler: billions]] of years, doomed to repeat the same few days over and over, suddenly remembers all the past occasions in which he's gone though the chamber. Not only does this threaten to drive him mad, his grief over [[spoiler: the death of his beloved companion, Clara]] chooses that moment to boil over. Although he recovers ([[spoiler: thanks to a memory of Clara encouraging him to fight and win]]), this is a major factor in him later nearly becoming a [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Woobie, Destroyer of Time]].
4th May '16 5:58:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Sound Of Drums", we learn that every Time Lord is forced at the age of eight to stare at a gap in the fabric of reality. Through this gap the entire Time Vortex can be seen, containing all that is, was, or will ever be. In the words of The Doctor, "Some would be inspired, some would run away, and some would go mad." It's initially suggested that this is what happened to the Master, though it's later revealed in ''The End of Time'' [[spoiler:that his madness was deliberately engineered by Lord President Rassilon to help pull the Time Lords out of the time locked Last Great Time War]].

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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Sound Of Drums", we learn that every Time Lord is forced at the age of eight to stare at a gap in the fabric of reality. Through this gap the entire Time Vortex can be seen, containing all that is, was, or will ever be. In the words of The Doctor, "Some would be inspired, some would run away, and some would go mad." It's initially suggested that this is what happened to the Master, though it's later revealed in ''The End of Time'' [[spoiler:that his madness was deliberately engineered by Lord President Rassilon to help pull the Time Lords out of the time locked Last Great Time War]].
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