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24th May '17 4:33:50 AM Toren
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* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': Tom, after being summoned with dosenz of peopleto another world, realized that he can't fight against the demons he was supposed to fight, decided to dress up as a clown, hoping to bring others to laugh, when they all feel misery from being taken from their homes, though without much success. When the village he lives in is attacked by demons, and sees that a little boy, who he regularly interacted with, is heavily wounded,resulting in seeing him slowly dying, something snapped inside him, driving him to insanity. He starts to laugh crazily, and changes from the rather unfunny clown to a clown one is used to see in horror movies, making even the demons fear him.

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* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': Tom, after being summoned with dosenz dozens of peopleto people to another world, realized that he can't fight against the demons he was supposed to fight, decided to dress up as a clown, hoping to bring others to laugh, when they all feel misery from being taken from their homes, though without much success. When the village he lives in is attacked by demons, and sees that a little boy, who he regularly interacted with, is heavily wounded,resulting in seeing him slowly dying, something snapped inside him, driving him to insanity. He starts to laugh crazily, and changes from the rather unfunny clown to a clown one is used to see in horror movies, making even the demons fear him.
24th May '17 4:27:41 AM Toren
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* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': Tom, after being summoned with dosenz of peopleto another world, realized that he can't fight against the demons he was supposed to fight, decided to dress up as a clown, hoping to bring others to laugh, when they all feel misery from being taken from their homes, though without much success. When the village he lives in is attacked by demons, and sees that a little boy, who he regularly interacted with, is heavily wounded,resulting in seeing him slowly dying, something snapped inside him, driving him to insanity. He starts to laugh crazily, and changes from the rather unfunny clown to a clown one is used to see in horror movies, making even the demons fear him.
20th May '17 2:07:16 PM nombretomado
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* Lezard Valeth from ''ValkyrieProfile'' should not be forgotten. [[spoiler:When he lost all his apparent sanity at the end of the game, he's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBhksfGFiQ8 really scary]]]]. His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNJzIVgtyAc&feature=related break mode]] is epic, too.

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* Lezard Valeth from ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' should not be forgotten. [[spoiler:When he lost all his apparent sanity at the end of the game, he's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBhksfGFiQ8 really scary]]]]. His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNJzIVgtyAc&feature=related break mode]] is epic, too.
7th May '17 10:56:59 AM Mhazard
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7th May '17 10:56:30 AM Mhazard
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* Lampshaded two times in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', first when Tidus and Yuna talk about the importance of being happy and burst onto a cheery, loud laughter with no apparent reason. When they turn around they see all others staring them with a weird look on their faces. When questioned, Wakka quietly says: "We thought that you lost your minds." Done second time in Thunder Planes, where Rikku - who's deathly afraid of thunder - keep laughing nervously as they walk, prompting Tidus to comment on it: "[[IronicEcho Heh heh, heh]]. You're giving me the creeps!"

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* ''Franchise/Finalfantasy'':
** 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.
** 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]]
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Lampshaded two times in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', first when Tidus and Yuna talk about the importance of being happy and burst onto a cheery, loud laughter with no apparent reason. When they turn around they see all others staring them with a weird look on their faces. When questioned, Wakka quietly says: "We thought that you lost your minds." Done second time in Thunder Planes, where Rikku - who's deathly afraid of thunder - keep laughing nervously as they walk, prompting Tidus to comment on it: "[[IronicEcho Heh heh, heh]]. You're giving me the creeps!"



* The 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.
** 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]]
7th May '17 4:10:39 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Jester class in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'' will go from TheHyena to this trope if he undergoes an affliction, as he clearly goes off his rocker by laughing constantly and/or being interrupted with sobbing.
10th Apr '17 2:33:34 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In Season 4 [[BadassAndChildDuo Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark]] arrive at the Eyrie after traveling across the war-ravaged Riverlands [[spoiler:and seeing the massacre of Robb Stark and his army just as Arya was about to be returned to her family, only to be told that the aunt Sandor hoped to ransom her to - Arya's last confirmed living relative and her only hope of being reunited with family - has also died only three days before.]] Arya's response (after a few seconds of stunned silence) is to break down in peals of laughter at the Hound for not getting his reward as [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior everyone stares at her in disbelief]]. Like several other incidents over the past couple of seasons, it hints at Arya's increasing SanitySlippage as she turns from heroic TomboyPrincess to [[BreakTheCutie cold-blooded killer]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In Season 4 [[BadassAndChildDuo Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark]] arrive at the Eyrie after traveling across the war-ravaged Riverlands [[spoiler:and seeing the massacre of Robb Stark and his army just as Arya was about to be returned to her family, only to be told that the aunt Sandor hoped to ransom her to - Arya's last confirmed living relative and her only hope of being reunited with family - has also died only three days before.]] Arya's response (after a few seconds of stunned silence) is to break down in peals of laughter at the Hound for not getting his reward as [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior everyone stares at her in disbelief]]. Like several other incidents over the past couple of seasons, it hints at Arya's increasing SanitySlippage as she turns from heroic TomboyPrincess to [[BreakTheCutie cold-blooded killer]].
10th Apr '17 2:32:54 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In Season 4 [[BadassAndChildDuo Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark]] arrive at the Eyrie after traveling across the war-ravaged Riverlands [[spoiler:and seeing the massacre of Robb Stark and his army just as Arya was about to be returned to her family, only to be told that the aunt Sandor hoped to ransom her to has also died only three days before.]] Arya's response is to break down in peals of laughter as [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior everyone stares at her in disbelief]]. Like several other incidents over the past couple of seasons, it hints at Arya's increasing SanitySlippage as she turns from heroic TomboyPrincess to [[BreakTheCutie cold-blooded killer]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In Season 4 [[BadassAndChildDuo Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark]] arrive at the Eyrie after traveling across the war-ravaged Riverlands [[spoiler:and seeing the massacre of Robb Stark and his army just as Arya was about to be returned to her family, only to be told that the aunt Sandor hoped to ransom her to - Arya's last confirmed living relative and her only hope of being reunited with family - has also died only three days before.]] Arya's response (after a few seconds of stunned silence) is to break down in peals of laughter at the Hound for not getting his reward as [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior everyone stares at her in disbelief]]. Like several other incidents over the past couple of seasons, it hints at Arya's increasing SanitySlippage as she turns from heroic TomboyPrincess to [[BreakTheCutie cold-blooded killer]].
6th Apr '17 4:25:18 AM Siempie
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* [[spoiler: Wheatley]] from ''Videogame/Portal2'' has a fit of this when [[spoiler: he's attached to [=GLaDOS=]'s chassis. The programming of the mainframe drives him [[DrunkWithPower mad with power]], which causes him to become awfully sadistic. His bout of laughter also classifies as EvilLaugh, and marks his FaceHeelTurn]].
23rd Mar '17 11:47:52 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** At the end of his review of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', the Critic starts laughing nonstop as he leaves his house, drives to an Home Depot to pick up a crowbar, and heads back home. He stops laughing when he smashes up the DVD, [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]]-style.

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** At the end of his review of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', the Critic starts laughing nonstop as he leaves his house, drives to an a Home Depot to pick up a crowbar, and heads back home. He stops laughing when he smashes up the DVD, [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd AVGN]]-style.
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