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6th Feb '18 7:17:28 PM nombretomado
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** Donquixote Doflamingo is pretty much this series' version of TheJoker, so he's usually this. But it's most obvious in the Dressrosa arc, when he turns from recurring sideline psycho to the main antagonist, after finding out just how severely he underestimated the Straw Hat Pirates.

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** Donquixote Doflamingo is pretty much this series' version of TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, so he's usually this. But it's most obvious in the Dressrosa arc, when he turns from recurring sideline psycho to the main antagonist, after finding out just how severely he underestimated the Straw Hat Pirates.
16th Jan '18 5:26:00 AM AdelePotter
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* In the season one finale of ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', Eleanor is so stunned and horrified by the realization that [[spoiler:she and the others have actually been in the Bad Place from the very beginning]] that all she can do for a good few seconds is laugh and say, "''Wow''!" She recovers pretty quickly, though.
13th Jan '18 4:37:00 PM TheGreatConversation
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Not necessarily related to EvilLaugh, but definitely a type of FreakOut. Is also a sure-fire sign of SanitySlippage. Also see PutTheLaughterInSlaughter for maniacs who engage in this regularly, and GigglingVillain for a constant if contained laugh. Sometimes overlaps into DieLaughing, especially if it is the result of a VillainousBreakdown. Compare {{Corpsing}}, involving laughter at inappropriate times ([[TensionCuttingLaughter probably because repressing is maddening]]).

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Not necessarily related to EvilLaugh, but definitely a type of FreakOut. Is also a sure-fire sign of SanitySlippage. Also see PutTheLaughterInSlaughter for maniacs who engage in this regularly, and GigglingVillain for a constant if contained laugh. Sometimes overlaps into DieLaughing, especially if it is the result of a VillainousBreakdown. May be the cause of OminousAdversarialAmusement. Compare {{Corpsing}}, involving laughter at inappropriate times ([[TensionCuttingLaughter probably because repressing is maddening]]).
10th Jan '18 2:17:53 PM CassandraLeo
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** The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] (Sort of, the name is a reference to his [[AwesomeMusic/VideoGames Crowning Music Of Awesome]] ''Dancing Mad'') 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.

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** The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] (Sort of, the name is a reference to his [[AwesomeMusic/VideoGames Crowning Music Of of Awesome]] ''Dancing Mad'') 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.
19th Dec '17 8:41:47 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Averting this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' is central to Earth-23's Red Hood. When Owlman pushed Jack Napier into the Ace Chemical Plant vat, Napier's skin was bleached, his hair turned green, and his lips became bright red. When Napier returned home, he sat in front of a mirror, looked at himself, and began to laugh... [[RageAgainstTheReflection before smashing the mirror]]. It was at this point he began his vengeful crusade with other hero as Justice Underground against the tyrant Owlman and his Injustice Syndicate of Amerika.
1st Dec '17 9:14:17 AM Lopiny
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** There's also the brief moment where Ian Peeks [[spoiler:realizes, with [[IntangibleMan his torso phased through the basement floor]] and with Batman unable to grab him and pull him out, that he's beyond saving. He goes down laughing and screaming until he fully sinks below, [[AndIMustScream presumably realizing he'll be stuck beneath theearth until he dies]]]].

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** There's also the brief moment where Ian Peeks [[spoiler:realizes, with [[IntangibleMan his torso phased through the basement floor]] and with Batman unable to grab him and pull him out, that he's beyond saving. He goes down laughing and screaming until he fully sinks below, [[AndIMustScream presumably realizing he'll be stuck beneath theearth the earth until he dies]]]].
1st Dec '17 9:13:59 AM Lopiny
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** There's also the brief moment where Ian Peeks [[spoiler:realizes, with [[IntangibleMan his torso phased through the basement floor]] and with Batman unable to grab him and pull him out, that he's beyond saving. He goes down laughing and screaming until he fully sinks below, [[AndIMustScream presumably realizing he'll be stuck beneath theearth until he dies]]]].
19th Nov '17 4:47:30 AM jameygamer
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** One of the first signs that Sephiroth of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' went mad upon learning about his supposedly being the last Ancient is chuckling dementedly as Cloud/[[spoiler:Zack]] entered the lab he was researching inside.

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** One In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', one of the first signs that Sephiroth of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' went mad upon learning about his supposedly being the last Ancient is chuckling dementedly as Cloud/[[spoiler:Zack]] entered the lab he was researching inside.
19th Nov '17 4:46:21 AM jameygamer
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** One of the first signs that Sephiroth went mad upon learning about his supposedly being the last Ancient is chuckling dementedly as Cloud/[[spoiler:Zack]] entered the lab he was researching inside.

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** One of the first signs that Sephiroth of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' went mad upon learning about his supposedly being the last Ancient is chuckling dementedly as Cloud/[[spoiler:Zack]] entered the lab he was researching inside.
3rd Nov '17 10:34:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Father Grigori, the Zombie-slaughtering BadassPreacher of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' often breaks down into short bursts of maniacal laughter due to him being driven to insanity after the citizens of Ravenholm have become zombies.

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* Father Grigori, the Zombie-slaughtering BadassPreacher of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' often breaks down into short bursts of maniacal laughter due to him being driven to insanity after the citizens of Ravenholm have become zombies.
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