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23rd Jul '16 12:14:07 AM M84
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** Sargeras the Burning Titan went mad when he discovered that [[spoiler:the Void Lords could corrupt the unborn Titan world-souls within planets. His entire omnicidal campaign is an attempt to deprive the Void Lords of any possible foothold in the universe. Azeroth is a priority target because it holds the last world-soul within it.]]
18th Jul '16 11:22:55 AM Nopperabo
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* The Black Spiral Dancers from ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' get their name because every last one of them walked the Black Spiral, an equally metaphorical and literal path that brought them face-to-face with the Wyrm, a cosmic embodiment of suffering and hatred. The experience breaks the minds of all but the most strong-willed like a twig; most Black Spiral Dancers take their deed name after whatever pathetic growls or mewling noises come out of their mouth upon "revelation."
** Similarly, the Weaver, originally a cosmic embodiment of order and purpose, was turned into an all-consuming force for stasis when it tried to define the Wyld (a cosmic embodiment of primal chaos) and got the biggest "DOES NOT COMPUTE" in history.

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* The Black Spiral Dancers from ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' get their name because every last one of them walked the Black Spiral, Spiral Labyrinth, an equally metaphorical and literal path that brought them face-to-face with the Wyrm, a Wyrm (the cosmic embodiment of suffering and hatred. hatred). The Black Spiral Labyrinth is a nightmarish spiritual realm within the mind of the Wyrm, with nine circles that test and torment visitors. The experience breaks the minds of all but the most strong-willed like a twig; most twig. Many Black Spiral Dancers take their deed name after whatever pathetic growls or mewling noises come out of their mouth upon "revelation."
** Similarly, the Weaver, originally a cosmic embodiment of order and purpose, was turned into went insane and became an all-consuming force for stasis when it stasis. In one version of the story, the Weaver tried to define the Wyld (a cosmic embodiment of primal chaos) and got the biggest "DOES NOT COMPUTE" in history.history. In another version, the Weaver experienced an existential crisis after the Wyld kept changing its creations and the Wyrm kept destroying them, driving it insane.
15th Jul '16 7:36:22 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Wraith, one of the killers in ''Videogame/DeadByDaylight'', undergoes one of these in his StartOfDarkness. Namely, he finds out that his boss had been using him to unknowingly execute people they wanted dead with a trash compactor.
7th Jul '16 7:52:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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]] or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."''

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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."''



*** In a scene similar to the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' incident, one of the last moments in the ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' review has NC explaining that the movie [[TheyJustDidntCare simply doesn't care anymore]] after Arnold gets a jetpack and starts doing silly CGI stunts. He then says, "You know what they say... if you can't beat 'em... join them." Then comes the insanity, the flashing '''"WE DON'T CARE!"''', and "Playmate, Come Out and Play with Me" playing in the background.

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*** In a scene similar to the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' incident, one of the last moments in the ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' review has NC explaining that the movie [[TheyJustDidntCare simply doesn't care anymore]] anymore after Arnold gets a jetpack and starts doing silly CGI stunts. He then says, "You know what they say... if you can't beat 'em... join them." Then comes the insanity, the flashing '''"WE DON'T CARE!"''', and "Playmate, Come Out and Play with Me" playing in the background.
3rd Jul '16 5:57:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[EldritchAbomination Tren Krom]] probing one's mind may cause this in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', because the target gets to see [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow his mind as well]].

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* [[EldritchAbomination Tren Krom]] probing one's mind may cause this in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', because the target gets to see [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow his mind as well]].
2nd Jul '16 3:04:33 AM Dutchtica
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* Another PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' episode [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Hairwolf"]]; a man is driven mad by the horrors of the Hairwolf [[spoiler: eating his hair]] and dances around giving cryptic warnings like "Don't go to the castle, it's dangerous!", "Don't play the bassoon in the bath, it's wrong!" and "Don't feed a whote rabbit brussels sprouts, it'll turn green!"

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* Another PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom'' episode [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent "Hairwolf"]]; a man is driven mad by the horrors of the Hairwolf [[spoiler: eating his hair]] and dances around giving cryptic warnings like "Don't go to the castle, it's dangerous!", "Don't play the bassoon in the bath, it's wrong!" and "Don't feed a whote white rabbit brussels sprouts, it'll turn green!"
1st Jul '16 7:11:43 PM nombretomado
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* in ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', approximately 2/3 of the people who complete Friend's VR, which purportedly reveals [[TheFaceless his face]], are DrivenToSuicide. [[spoiler: It's not his face, it's Sadakiyo's--specifically it's his adult face on a ''child's'' body. In a simulation that is otherwise completely indistinguishable from reality, it drives people crazy simply because of how ''wrong'' it looks.]]

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* in In ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', approximately 2/3 of the people who complete Friend's VR, which purportedly reveals [[TheFaceless his face]], are DrivenToSuicide. [[spoiler: It's not his face, it's Sadakiyo's--specifically it's his adult face on a ''child's'' body. In a simulation that is otherwise completely indistinguishable from reality, it drives people crazy simply because of how ''wrong'' it looks.]]



* While not exactly "mad", Scientologists contend that anyone who reads the Xenu story without proper preparation (i.e., $200,000 in "donations") will become physically and mentally weakened. This may have something to do with a kind of "shock treatment" backfire similar to the VR in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys''. However, there were originally plans to make a FilmOfTheBook in order to let the public in on the [[strike:joke]] secret. [[Creator/LRonHubbard Hubbard]] changed his mind when he realized how much money he was making off the "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord audits]]".

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* While not exactly "mad", Scientologists contend that anyone who reads the Xenu story without proper preparation (i.e., $200,000 in "donations") will become physically and mentally weakened. This may have something to do with a kind of "shock treatment" backfire similar to the VR in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys''.''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. However, there were originally plans to make a FilmOfTheBook in order to let the public in on the [[strike:joke]] secret. [[Creator/LRonHubbard Hubbard]] changed his mind when he realized how much money he was making off the "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord audits]]".
29th Jun '16 3:05:03 PM Wyldchyld
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* Invoked a lot in Simon R. Green's ''{{Nightside}}'' novels. One book features Madman, a former theoretical physicist who'd worked out the means to observe reality as it truly exists; [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his name says it all]]. In another incident, a minor character asked the animated corpse Dead Boy what it was like being dead, and was reduced to quivering catatonia by the reply.

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* Invoked a lot in Simon R. Green's ''{{Nightside}}'' novels. One book features Madman, a former theoretical physicist who'd worked out the means to observe reality as it truly exists; [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin his name says it all]].all. In another incident, a minor character asked the animated corpse Dead Boy what it was like being dead, and was reduced to quivering catatonia by the reply.



* ''{{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.]]

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* ''{{VideoGame/Bloodborne}}'' includes this [[spoiler: as both a story element and a game mechanic. You use [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin madman's knowledge]] 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.]]
28th Jun '16 9:55:20 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* Attacks by demons in the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series are said to be enough to "leave one's mind in ruins," as evidenced by the Demon Hunter's sister from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' and [[spoiler:every PC except the Barbarian from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', though the latter takes a while to drive them completely bugnuts]].

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* Attacks by demons in the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series are said to be enough to "leave one's mind in ruins," as evidenced by the Demon Hunter's sister from ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' and [[spoiler:every PC except the Barbarian from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', though the latter takes a while to drive them completely bugnuts]].bugnuts. Or not, as it's stated that Diablo II PCs managed to keep their sanity.]].
28th Jun '16 4:14:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* A few characters in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' arguably experience this, most definitely Keiichi and Shmion.



** Arguably the Dementor's Kiss as well.
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