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17th Sep '16 3:15:24 PM StFan
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* Bobby Barrows, aka "Scissorman" in ''ClockTower'' often seems to giggle. In fact, the first sign that he is nearby is that he cackles.

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* Bobby Barrows, aka "Scissorman" in ''ClockTower'' ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' often seems to giggle. In fact, the first sign that he is nearby is that he cackles.
17th Sep '16 3:14:34 PM StFan
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* Broly from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' definitely applies, especially in the flashbacks where it is clear that his laughter was uncontrollable after destroying at least one planet as a child.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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Broly from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' definitely applies, especially in the flashbacks where it is clear that his laughter was uncontrollable after destroying at least one planet as a child.



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* In ''Animation/FiringRange'', a general start laughing madly after [[spoiler:realizing he can't stop the tank from killing him.]]

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* In ''Animation/FiringRange'', an early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' arc when both Garfield and Odie run away, Jon calls out for them, thinking they're playing a general start laughing madly after [[spoiler:realizing joke. Then, he can't stop starts laughing. [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860828.gif Cue his neighbor's reaction]]:
-->'''Hubert''': Call
the tank from killing him.]]wagon, Reba! That's not a natural laugh!



-->''He stood in the middle of it all in a puddle of blood as more poured down his front and it was almost ironic that a few heartbeats later Harry was hit by another stray curse. Clark had joined the fray with his mother and luckily his jinx was almost harmless. It only banished the top part of his clothes away and that was when Harry started shaking. In the end it wasn't the teachers that stopped the chaos building inside the ballroom…it was the sound of sharp cold laughter.''
-->''It pulled everyone's attention as they turned their eyes to Harry who stood bleeding with a star burst wound on his chest blood flowing from him steadily as he laughed. Harry laughed harshly with no humor as he raised a shaking hand to his face inspecting the blood painted on it before he fisted his hair with both hands and cackled brokenly. Blood was smeared across his face; he was covered in spatters of blood giving him a ghastly image. The cool rush of the air reminded him that now most of his worst scars were on display and made him cackle harder.''

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-->''He stood in the middle of it all in a puddle of blood as more poured down his front and it was almost ironic that a few heartbeats later Harry was hit by another stray curse. Clark had joined the fray with his mother and luckily his jinx was almost harmless. It only banished the top part of his clothes away and that was when Harry started shaking. In the end it wasn't the teachers that stopped the chaos building inside the ballroom…it ballroom... it was the sound of sharp cold laughter.''
-->''It
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It
pulled everyone's attention as they turned their eyes to Harry who stood bleeding with a star burst wound on his chest blood flowing from him steadily as he laughed. Harry laughed harshly with no humor as he raised a shaking hand to his face inspecting the blood painted on it before he fisted his hair with both hands and cackled brokenly. Blood was smeared across his face; he was covered in spatters of blood giving him a ghastly image. The cool rush of the air reminded him that now most of his worst scars were on display and made him cackle harder.''






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* In ''Animation/FiringRange'', a general start laughing madly after [[spoiler:realizing he can't stop the tank from killing him.]]



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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In an early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' arc when both Garfield and Odie run away, Jon calls out for them, thinking they're playing a joke. Then, he starts laughing. [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860828.gif Cue his neighbor's reaction]]:
-->'''Hubert''': Call the wagon, Reba! That's not a natural laugh!
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]

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* In an early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' arc when both Garfield and Odie run away, Jon calls out for them, thinking they're playing a joke. Then, he starts laughing. [[http://images.ucomics.com/comics/ga/1986/ga860828.gif Cue his neighbor's reaction]]:
-->'''Hubert''': Call the wagon, Reba! That's not a natural laugh!
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[[folder: Professional
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



[[folder: Roleplay]]
* In the Dangan Ronpa/Rabbit Doubt hybrid Doubt Academy, [[spoiler:Akari Kagome, the Super High School Level Hockey Player, has one of these when she realizes she's going to be executed for a murder she didn't commit ]]
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* Dr. Weil from the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series qualifies, especially when taking into account the relevation of [[spoiler:his survival from Ragnarok's attack and his reaction after Zero defeated him the first time.]]
* Serpent from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' qualifies, considering his reaction to being absorbed by Model W's core.
** Prometheus gets a pretty good one in Advent after he [[spoiler:kills the [[ActuallyADoombot Albert decoy.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Then the REAL Albert gets an even better one after [[AllAccordingToPlan the Model Ws begin to merge.]]]]
* Zero from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series (while he was still a Maverick) also had bouts of the trope, made especially apparent when he was beating Sigma to a bloody pulp when the latter was at his mercy.

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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Dr. Weil from the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series qualifies, especially when taking into account the relevation of [[spoiler:his survival from Ragnarok's attack and his reaction after Zero defeated him the first time.]]
* ** Serpent from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' qualifies, considering his reaction to being absorbed by Model W's core.
** ''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''!
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Prometheus gets a pretty good one in Advent after he [[spoiler:kills the [[ActuallyADoombot Albert decoy.]]]]
** *** [[spoiler:Then the REAL Albert gets an even better one after [[AllAccordingToPlan the Model Ws begin to merge.]]]]
* ** Zero from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series (while he was still a Maverick) also had bouts of the trope, made especially apparent when he was beating Sigma to a bloody pulp when the latter was at his mercy.



* 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]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'', ''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]].



* In ''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''!



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* Flippy of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' whenever he goes into AxCrazy mode. Also, the hyperactive squirrel, Nutty.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Strong Bad goes into a rather creepy mad laughing fit in the Sbemail "isp" after discovering that Strong Mad has screwed up his Internet connection by [[ItMakesSenseInContext literally sucking up bandwidth]].
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* Ellen in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' does one of this, complete with a line that goes behind a character's head to show they've snapped when she is first brought into existence, and she thinks that she'll die in a month. [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-08-01 The comic title says it all]].
-->Tedd ([[GenreBlind not too Genre Savvy]]): Oh good! She's laughing!
** She then decides to become Elliot's {{evil|Twin}} [[CardCarryingVillain twin]], which she's... [[HarmlessVillain not too good at...]]

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* Ellen in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' does one of this, complete with a line that goes behind a character's head to show they've snapped when she is first brought into existence, and she thinks that she'll die in a month. [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-08-01 The comic title says it all]].
-->Tedd ([[GenreBlind not too Genre Savvy]]): Oh good! She's laughing!
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all]]. She then decides to become Elliot's {{evil|Twin}} [[CardCarryingVillain twin]], which she's... [[HarmlessVillain not too good at...]]]]
-->'''Tedd:''' ''[[[GenreBlind not too Genre Savvy]]]'' Oh good! She's laughing!



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* ''[[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]'' starts out maniacal laughing because he's GenreSavvy, and then does the laugh again because it's situationally appropriate. Even though we see his SanitySlippage happening immediately in the next song... we never see him laugh again. It's almost like he went sane.

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* ''[[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog In the Dangan Ronpa/Rabbit Doubt hybrid Doubt Academy, [[spoiler:Akari Kagome, the Super High School Level Hockey Player, has one of these when she realizes she's going to be executed for a murder she didn't commit.]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'':
Dr. Horrible]]'' Horrible starts out maniacal laughing because he's GenreSavvy, and then does the laugh again because it's situationally appropriate. Even though we see his SanitySlippage happening immediately in the next song... we never see him laugh again. It's almost like he went sane.



* Flippy of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' whenever he goes into AxCrazy mode.
** Also, the hyperactive squirrel, Nutty.



* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] goes into a rather creepy mad laughing fit in the Sbemail "isp" after discovering that Strong Mad has screwed up his Internet connection by [[ItMakesSenseInContext literally sucking up bandwidth]].
* At the end of his review of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic 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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* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] goes into a rather creepy mad laughing fit in the Sbemail "isp" after discovering that Strong Mad has screwed up his Internet connection by [[ItMakesSenseInContext literally sucking up bandwidth]].
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''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':
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At the end of his review of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic 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.



-->''...Where was I for the last two minutes?''

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-->''...--->'''Critic:''' ...Where was I for the last two minutes?''minutes?



* The Website/{{YouTube}}r TheOrangeInsanity slowly but surely starts [[http://youtu.be/yN3PFkJgrHM?t=36m34s laughing maniacally]] in his review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', before going into CryLaughing after seeing the scene in which [[spoiler:the dragon tells Aang that the Avatar is not meant to hurt others.]]

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* The Website/{{YouTube}}r TheOrangeInsanity WebVideo/TheOrangeInsanity slowly but surely starts [[http://youtu.be/yN3PFkJgrHM?t=36m34s laughing maniacally]] in his review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', before going into CryLaughing after seeing the scene in which [[spoiler:the dragon tells Aang that the Avatar is not meant to hurt others.]]



* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] did this himself in his ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'' review detailing ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', as his reaction to [[spoiler: Robo Knight's UnexplainedRecovery]], cutting to video of him laughing as he grabs a gun, walks off, empties the clip, and his laughing turns to screaming.

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* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] did this himself in his ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'' review detailing ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', as his reaction to [[spoiler: Robo [[spoiler:Robo Knight's UnexplainedRecovery]], cutting to video of him laughing as he grabs a gun, walks off, empties the clip, and his laughing turns to screaming.
4th Sep '16 12:45:16 PM diamondsam10
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* [[WebVideo/SomeCallMeJohnny The Super Gaming Bros.]] had a moment in their multiplayer ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' play though. Elliot dies to three meteors in a row; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHabbKNkvFo causing Matt to laugh himself insane]].

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* [[WebVideo/SomeCallMeJohnny The Super Gaming Bros.]] had a moment in their multiplayer ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' play though.playthough. Elliot dies to three meteors in a row; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHabbKNkvFo causing Matt to laugh himself insane]].
4th Sep '16 12:44:30 PM diamondsam10
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* [[WebVideo/SomeCallMeJohnny The Super Gaming Bros.]] had a moment in their multiplayer ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' play though. Elliot dies to three meteors in a row; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHabbKNkvFo causing Matt to laugh himself insane]].
26th Aug '16 8:26:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Just before the first guitar solo in the ThinLizzy track "Chinatown".

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* Just before the first guitar solo in the ThinLizzy Music/ThinLizzy track "Chinatown".
19th Aug '16 10:41:02 AM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Shinji has this reaction when he finds out what Rei said to his father, and again when she snarks (accurately) about how them being [[PeggySue time travellers]] and being completely mad [[BadFuture is not at all mutually exclusive.]] Asuka is more than a little creeped out.
14th Aug '16 12:41:44 PM HeyFella
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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989 film)

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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989 film)
5th Aug '16 4:48:36 AM ClatoLawa
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6248479/chapters/14316103 I Do?]],'' this is one of several reactions from Adrien/Chat Noir after he ''finally'' realises that [[spoiler:his ([[RunawayBride until recently]]) fiance Marinette and his crime-fighting partner Ladybug who he once had an unrequited crush on are the same person]].
-->He didn't even know he was laughing until he was doubled over and falling to his knees. The crack that was sent through his body as he collided with the roof hardly registered, his stomach still wanting to throw itself up as his laughter grew manic.
-->But perhaps laughter wasn't the right word to use. He wasn't sure there was a word for it. Insane cackling, maybe, accented by sobs and tears that tore him in the same moments. Two conflicting actions that felt as though they were ripping his body apart.
-->A mental breakdown. That was what it was. He was having a mental breakdown.
-->Because the two women he'd loved were the same person, and she'd rejected him twice for himself and he'd fallen in love with her twice and now they were standing on a rooftop after she'd abandoned him at the altar for himself!
28th Jul '16 10:31:26 AM Willbyr
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* Occurs occasionally in ''PandoraHearts'' such as in chapter 67 by Miranda. And in episode 15 by Oz when he's in LoveMakesYouCrazy mode for Alice.

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* Occurs occasionally in ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' such as in chapter 67 by Miranda. And in episode 15 by Oz when he's in LoveMakesYouCrazy mode for Alice.
22nd Jul '16 9:25:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Speaking of classic Universal horror films, we'd be remiss not to mention Creator/DwightFrye's Renfield in the 1931 ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}''.

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** Speaking of classic Universal horror films, we'd be remiss not to mention * Creator/DwightFrye's Renfield in the 1931 ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}''.



* Cody Jarrett winds up this way in ''White Heat''.

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* Cody Jarrett winds up this way in ''White Heat''.''Film/WhiteHeat''.
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