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24th May '16 7:30:17 AM Willbyr
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* In ''SteinsGate'' basically every time Hououin Kyoma enters the scene, though [[spoiler:it's actually just an act]].

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* In ''SteinsGate'' ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' basically every time Hououin Kyoma enters the scene, though [[spoiler:it's actually just an act]].



* Precia Testarossa in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', although she was fairly mad to begin with.

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* Precia Testarossa in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', although she was fairly mad to begin with.



* ''OnePiece'':

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* ''OnePiece'':''Manga/OnePiece'':



* Akito does this in episode 25 of ''FruitsBasket'' while tormenting Tohru.

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* Akito does this in episode 25 of ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' while tormenting Tohru.



* In a very [[NightmareFuel jarring]] scene, [[spoiler:[[TheStoic Annie]] [[TheMole Leonhart]] ]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' after TheReveal. The SlasherSmile included along with it only signals that things are about to get ''very'' bad for everyone.

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* In a very [[NightmareFuel jarring]] jarring scene, [[spoiler:[[TheStoic Annie]] [[TheMole Leonhart]] ]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' after TheReveal. The SlasherSmile included along with it only signals that things are about to get ''very'' bad for everyone.



* ''ZatchBell'': Dalia Anjé, a somewhat notable antagonist from the Ancient Mamodo arc. The spells are her only dialog; beyond that, it's just mad laughter.

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* ''ZatchBell'': ''Manga/ZatchBell'': Dalia Anjé, a somewhat notable antagonist from the Ancient Mamodo arc. The spells are her only dialog; beyond that, it's just mad laughter.
21st May '16 12:41:51 AM JD2K
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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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19th May '16 8:13:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Vera Claythorne does this in ''AndThenThereWereNone'' when she realizes U. N. Owen is enacting the bedtime rhyme and they're all gonna die.

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* Vera Claythorne does this in ''AndThenThereWereNone'' ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' when she realizes U. N. Owen is enacting the bedtime rhyme and they're all gonna die.
5th May '16 2:40:44 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Beatrice in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' [[InvokedTrope does this intentionally]] to unnerve opponents (which is probably where Maria learned her own creepy laugh,) and is quite at ease when laughing mad. This is in contrast to Erika, who laughs more madly when under more pressure, up to and including full VillainousBreakdown.

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* Beatrice in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' [[InvokedTrope does this intentionally]] to unnerve opponents (which is probably where Maria learned her own creepy laugh,) and is quite at ease when laughing mad. This is in contrast to Erika, who laughs more madly when under more pressure, up to and including full VillainousBreakdown.
2nd May '16 12:34:33 PM GlassRain
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On the flipside, villains are also prone to this. It is often shown as being fundamentally different from an evil laugh, usually shown as them either laughing a lot longer than normal, having the laugh sound more deranged than cold and boastful, or a combination of the two. This is normally shown if the writer wants to characterize the villain in a much more psychotic light and have a more frightening nature than normal. Expect it to also be used for a VillainousBreakdown in some cases.

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On the flipside, flip side, villains are also prone to this. It is often shown as being fundamentally different from an evil laugh, usually shown as them either laughing a lot longer than normal, having the laugh sound more deranged than cold and boastful, or a combination of the two. This is normally shown if the writer wants to characterize the villain in a much more psychotic light and have a more frightening nature than normal. Expect it to also be used for a VillainousBreakdown in some cases.



* Adrian Monk in the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike" briefly went laughing mad after deciding to dump garbage trucks overflowing with garbage into the San Francisco Bay one at a time, and coming up with an insane theory about who murdered the Garbage Union Leader (it being the rock star Alice Cooper over envy over a chair) that was moreorless done due to the piling garbage driving Monk completely insane, in addition to his previous theory being wrong (and for the record, the debunked theory was actually a lot closer to being correct compared to the second theory.).

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* Adrian Monk in the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike" briefly went laughing mad after deciding to dump garbage trucks overflowing with garbage into the San Francisco Bay one at a time, and coming up with an insane theory about who murdered the Garbage Union Leader (it being the rock star Alice Cooper over envy over a chair) that was moreorless more or less done due to the piling garbage driving Monk completely insane, in addition to his previous theory being wrong (and for the record, the debunked theory was actually a lot closer to being correct compared to the second theory.).



* Music/TheBonzoDogBand did a cover of "Monster Mash" that was pretty faithful to the original, until the ending, where vocalist Vivian Stanshall goees into an EvilLaugh that grows more and more manic through the fade-out.

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* Music/TheBonzoDogBand did a cover of "Monster Mash" that was pretty faithful to the original, until the ending, where vocalist Vivian Stanshall goees goes into an EvilLaugh that grows more and more manic through the fade-out.



* In one version of "Beginning to look a lot like Christmas", the second chorus of 'and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again' is immediately followed by the female backup singers doing a not quite sane laugh justlike the parents finally snapping due to holiday stress.

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* In one version of "Beginning to look a lot like Christmas", the second chorus of 'and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again' is immediately followed by the female backup singers doing a not quite sane laugh justlike just like the parents finally snapping due to holiday stress.



* When Computer returns to perform horrifying acts of vengence against the [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com J&C]] cast she is always seen grinning madly, though not laughing.

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* When Computer returns to perform horrifying acts of vengence vengeance against the [[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com J&C]] cast she is always seen grinning madly, though not laughing.



* Cake Girl from ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}'' tends to randomly burst into laughter.



* Another Spiderman Example. In fact, another Harry Osborn example. In the [[WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries 90's Spiderman show]], when Harry finds out that The Green Goblin [[IAmYourFather was his father]], he goes into a laughing fit (his mind wasn't too stable at the moment, he was talking to his father's ethereal head from another dimension and all that... long story...) and then decides to "fulfill his destiny" and become the second Goblin.

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* Another Spiderman Spider-Man Example. In fact, another Harry Osborn example. In the [[WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries 90's Spiderman Spider-Man show]], when Harry finds out that The Green Goblin [[IAmYourFather was his father]], he goes into a laughing fit (his mind wasn't too stable at the moment, he was talking to his father's ethereal head from another dimension and all that... long story...) and then decides to "fulfill his destiny" and become the second Goblin.
5th Apr '16 7:57:26 AM Nettik
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* ''Film/{{Reality}}'' ends with one of these, courtesy of [[spoiler: Luciano]].
26th Mar '16 5:39:08 AM JackG
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* Yoko Wakana, the mad policewoman from ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', plays the trope straight.
14th Mar '16 6:50:29 AM igordebraga
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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.

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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.
VillainousBreakdown. Compare {{Corpsing}}, involving laughter at inappropriate times ([[TensionCuttingLaughter probably because repressing is maddening]]).



* The end of "Master of Puppets" from ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' by Music/{{Metallica}}.

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* The end of "Master of Puppets" from ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' "Music/MasterOfPuppets" by Music/{{Metallica}}.



* Music/PinkFloyd's "Brain Damage" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''. (''The lunatic is on the grass...'')

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* Music/PinkFloyd's "Brain Damage" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''. (''The lunatic is on the grass...'') (laughter)'')
12th Mar '16 12:32:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* The virus in "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus" of ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''.

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* The virus in "The Tale Of The Renegade Virus" of ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''.''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''.
10th Mar '16 8:15:51 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''[[CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', a sleep-deprived Bedtime is portrayed this way.

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* In one episode of ''[[CareBears ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', a sleep-deprived Bedtime is portrayed this way.
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