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8th Jun '18 3:06:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' pilot short ''WesternAnimation/TheChickenFromOuterSpace'' has Eustace break into insane laughter when he starts turning into a chicken.
7th Jun '18 10:51:25 PM KnownUnknown
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** Vanessa, the disguise for Ursula in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', started laughing frequently and somewhat dementedly while gloating about her inevitable victory, indicating that the transformation process costed her quite a bit of her sanity.



*** Played straight by Jafar during the Prince Ali Reprise.



* Done by the fowl villain Nigel ({{pun}} intended) in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', a bitter and sadistic cockatoo whose replacement in a popular animal show by a green parakeet caused him to develop a deep hatred against all exotic birds. He lets out a maniacal laugh after his VillainSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6DOxuucAEk Pretty Bird]]."



* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' has several. [[TheFightingNarcissist Vega]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Adon]], and [[DarkActionGirl Juri]] are probably some of the best examples. All three aren't exactly mentally stable and tend to let out insane laughs while fighting.
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Shadow ends several of his stories with an insane and/or evil laugh, including the ones where he plans to destroy the world and when he plans to take over the Black Arms empire.
** Eggman is this [[spoiler:in the pre-final boss cutscene]] in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. Lampshaded by [[spoiler:Classic Eggman. "Wow, will I really get that crazy?"]]

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* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' has several. [[TheFightingNarcissist Vega]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Adon]], and [[DarkActionGirl Juri]] are probably some of the best examples. All three aren't exactly mentally stable and tend to let out insane laughs while fighting.
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Shadow ends several of his stories with an insane and/or evil laugh, including the ones where he plans to destroy the world and when he plans to take over the Black Arms empire.
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Dr. Eggman is this [[spoiler:in the pre-final boss cutscene]] in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''. Lampshaded by [[spoiler:Classic Eggman. "Wow, will I really get that crazy?"]]



** The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] (Sort of, the name is a reference to his [[AwesomeMusic/VideoGames Crowning Music of Awesome]] ''Dancing Mad''[[note]]The Japanese title of the song, "妖星乱舞" or "Yōsei ranbu", translates as something like "Turbulent Dance of the Mystic Star" or "Wild Dance of the Ominous Star", which is arguably ''even cooler''[[/note]]) is Kefka, the MonsterClown BigBad of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. His laugh is such a big part of his character, they had to make it a pre-rendered soundbit to play every time. The laugh goes to show just how evil and [[AxCrazy insane]] Kefka really is, considering that he laughs most often at death, destruction, and mayhem. The game states that Kefka went insane [[PsychoPrototype after being the first subject for magic infusion]]. Apparently they hadn't perfected the process yet.
** Take the definition of this trope, then apply it to ''Dancing Mad'', then apply it to Kefka's character overall. Feel that? That's the awesome sinking in. It's also the closest thing to [[WordOfGod officially-stated]] motivation Kefka has.
** It is also implied in ''Dissidia'' that his maniacal laughter is also really the only thing he could give as a reaction in regards to several things, regardless of what emotion he was actually feeling. For instance, when Kefka is defeated in Shade Impulse and explodes after giving his nihilistic speech, he can be heard laughing, but not a joyous laugh, a sorrowful one, and Firion mentions in his opening quote that he's never heard "a sadder laugh."
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesRingOfFates Cu Chaspel]]



* Very well done with ''Laughing Octopus'' in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. Since she was {{mind rape}}d and turned into a psychopathic killer as a teenage girl, she never stopped laughing, even though her memories were constantly torturing her. She laughs throughout the entire boss fight and falls down laughing when she is fatally shot, making her a quite creepy encounter and not funny at all.
** At one very brief moment of relative clarity before dying she even says "No, nothing is funny. I shouldn't be laughing."

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* Very well done with ''Laughing Octopus'' in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. Since she was {{mind rape}}d and turned into a psychopathic killer as a teenage girl, she never stopped laughing, even though her memories were constantly torturing her. She laughs throughout the entire boss fight and falls down laughing when she is fatally shot, making her a quite creepy encounter and not funny at all.
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all. At one very brief moment of relative clarity before dying she even says "No, nothing is funny. I shouldn't be laughing."



** Actually, any soldier who is hit with the laughing emotive ammo will undergo symptoms of Laughing Mad.



* Queen Zeal from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Every time she shows up to challenge you, she's got a crazy laugh going, even well after [[spoiler:you've destroyed the Mammon Machine and defeated her in her OneWingedAngel form]].
* Ganondorf from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' gets quite a few {{Evil Laugh}}s throughout the series, but his laughter just before the final boss fight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' [[spoiler:after the king wishes on the Triforce to flood Hyrule]] was definitely Laughing Mad.
** Majora's Wrath from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' qualifies a lot, given the fact that its insanity has just reached its peak.
** Also, [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Zant]] after [[VillainousBreakdown breaking down]] over the course of the battle against him.]]

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* Queen Zeal from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Every time she shows up to challenge you, she's got a crazy laugh going, even well after [[spoiler:you've destroyed the Mammon Machine and defeated her in her OneWingedAngel form]].
* Ganondorf from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' gets quite a few {{Evil Laugh}}s throughout the series, but his laughter just before the final boss fight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' [[spoiler:after the king wishes on the Triforce to flood Hyrule]] was definitely Laughing Mad.
** Majora's Wrath from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' qualifies a lot, given the fact that its insanity has just reached its peak.
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VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda: [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Zant]] after [[VillainousBreakdown breaking down]] over the course of the battle against him.]]



* The Heavy and Scout from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can laugh maniacally if you get trigger-happy enough with the Minigun/Natascha and the Force-a'-Nature, respectively. Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfdJ6la9tMU the Announcer]].
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36lSzUMBJnc this]].
** Actually, since they are all completely insane, all the classes qualify, most notably the Spy, who is so over the top sadistic that he laughs in almost every single domination line.
--> '''The Spy, when dominating a Medic''': LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!



* [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Marx]] [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel 'soul]]]]... During battle it can easily border on HellIsThatNoise.
** Hyness from ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' is easily the most insane villain in the series to date and stresses that fact with about half of his battle noises being crazed laughter and giggles, the other half being incoherent screeching and snorting.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Marx]] [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel 'soul]]]]... During battle it can easily border on HellIsThatNoise.
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Hyness from ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' is easily the most insane villain in the series to date and stresses that fact with about half of his battle noises being crazed laughter and giggles, the other half being incoherent screeching and snorting.



** ''VideoGame/MegamanZXAdvent'':
*** Siarnaq does an evil laugh when he defeats you. But, if you are playing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhcwO7Y4Z3A&feature=player_detailpage#t=69 japanese version]]...
---->'''Siarnaq:'''NEXT OBJECTIVE: CONTROL CENTRAL OF LEGION HEADQUARTERS. ''Hihi- Hihahahaha''!



*** [[spoiler:Then the REAL Albert gets an even better one after [[AllAccordingToPlan the Model Ws begin to merge.]]]]



* A few times during ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', Dark Samus often starts breaking into maniacal laughter. Similarly, in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', after [[spoiler:Gandrayda, while disguised as a GF Trooper,]] attempted to shoot Samus in the back and missed, started going into a fit of hysterical laughter.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': The borderline insane [[CreepyChild Kurodōji]] who keeps breaking into endless bouts of this during his battles. His voice only seems to have two settings: this or a spine-chilling whisper.



* In ''VideoGame/Killer7'', the first indication of an approaching enemy is always a little insane giggle. If you're too slow with your gun, it's followed by a shrieking laugh as they [[ActionBomb blow up in your face]].



* Bobby Barrows, aka "Scissorman" in ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' often seems to giggle. In fact, the first sign that he is nearby is that he cackles.



** The [[AxCrazy Manic Psychotic voiceset]] does this a lot as well. Including when he ''dies'', which takes the usually hilariously hammy voicing into creepy territory.
* An update for ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' added laughing taunts for the characters who fought the Sun stand during Part 3. Certainly seeing Jotaro and Kakyoin laugh hysterically at how pathetic you are must be very unsettling...

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** The [[AxCrazy Manic Psychotic voiceset]] does this a lot as well. Including when he ''dies'', which takes the usually hilariously hammy voicing into creepy territory.
* An update for ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' added laughing taunts for the characters who fought the Sun stand during Part 3. Certainly seeing Jotaro and Kakyoin laugh hysterically at how pathetic you are must be very unsettling...
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* The flying saucer cats in ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheWoolBall'' cackle insanely as they attempt to run you down.
* Carmine from ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth'' really, ''really'' loves engaging in fits of maniacal laughter. It's to the point where not even his command list is safe and the name of his [[LimitBreak Infinite Worth]] is literally "Hyahhahaha! Devour them up!"



* Played completely straight in the infamous ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' crossover episode "Hercules and the Arabian Nights". Shortly after Jafar is revived by Hades, he starts using his cane to cause huge amounts of destruction in Hades' lair, while laughing maniacally, causing Hades to object and even go as far as to take away his cane (which is his only lifeline) to get him to obey.
-->'''Hades:''' The laughing, what's with that?!\\
'''Jafar:''' [[RuleOfCool It's a flourish.]] ''[[EvilLaugh AAAAHAHAHAHAH!]]''\\
'''Hades:''' [[DeadpanSnarker You are such a freak...]]
** Later on he ''joins in'', commenting that he gets why Jafar does it; 'it's refreshing'.
* Bill Cipher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' does this often. Because he's insane.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' Season 3 episode "Five Faces of Darkness, part II" after being freed from the plasma lava on Thrull, Galvatron has become deranged from being immersed in the lava for over a year. He begins laughing maniacally after he demonstrates his [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity newfound power]] on his would-be rescuers before agreeing to reclaim his position of Decepticon leader.
-->'''Galvatron:''' "Decepticons! Your leader has returned!! Long live the Empire!! Long live, [[EvilLaugh hahahaha]]...GALVATRON!! [[EvilLaugh AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"]]
1st Jun '18 4:27:39 PM Mareon
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* This is generally how Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemy ComicBook/TheJoker is portrayed as going insane. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Upon seeing his new, ghastly appearance]], he laughs uncontrollably while clutching his hair in anguish. The Joker is also frequently shown laughing excessively long after he's gone mad.

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* This is generally how Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemy ArchEnemy ComicBook/TheJoker is portrayed as going insane. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Upon seeing his new, ghastly appearance]], he laughs uncontrollably while clutching his hair in anguish. The Joker is also frequently shown laughing excessively long after he's gone mad.
10th May '18 1:20:39 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ''Fanfic/MrAndMrsGold'': Unicorns have a hallucinative bite. When one manages to bite Belle, she devolves into a giggling mess.
7th May '18 7:20:12 PM Doodler
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* This trope is one of the things that led to the HeinousHyena stereotype. Hyenas make a sound very similar to human laughter when stressed, which made humans assume they were evil, eerily human-sounding creatures laughing maniacally as they ripped prey apart.
23rd Apr '18 4:17:01 AM Galiris8198
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** The Twelfth Doctor maniacally laughs when he a massive tanker smashing into a dock in ''"The Lie of the Land"''.
22nd Apr '18 10:16:42 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Suzaku Kururugi [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKFAEEJsfJ8 does this]] in episode 19 of season 2 of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' after [[spoiler:accidentally [[NukeEm killing several million people with the FLEIJA bomb]]]]. This led to the creation of several {{Fan Nickname}}s, namely Laughzaku and [=LOLzaku=]. Sometimes [[ForTheEvulz Lulzaku]] is used.

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* Suzaku Kururugi [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKFAEEJsfJ8 com/watch?v=vCQeGr24XUA does this]] in episode 19 of season 2 of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' after [[spoiler:accidentally [[NukeEm killing several million people with the FLEIJA bomb]]]]. This led to the creation of several {{Fan Nickname}}s, namely Laughzaku and [=LOLzaku=]. Sometimes [[ForTheEvulz Lulzaku]] is used.
25th Mar '18 6:45:57 AM IamTheCaligula
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* Carmine from ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth'' really, ''really'' loves engaging in fits of maniacal laughter. It's to the point where not even his command list is safe and the name of his [[LimitBreak Infinite Worth]] is literally "Hyahhahaha! Devour them up!"
25th Mar '18 5:55:18 AM Rakurai
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** Hyness from ''VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies'' is easily the most insane villain in the series to date and stresses that fact with about half of his battle noises being crazed laughter and giggles, the other half being incoherent screeching and snorting.
14th Mar '18 6:38:26 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': As part of Ethan's [[ObfuscatingInsanity insanity act]], this is a given.
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