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18th Jan '17 7:09:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[EldritchAbomination Azathoth]], the Blind Idiot God gibbering at the chaotic center of Creation (''his'' creation) in the CthulhuMythos. Note however his being a 'god' is debatable, as it is with practically all of Lovecraft's more tremendously powerful entities.

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* [[EldritchAbomination Azathoth]], the Blind Idiot God gibbering at the chaotic center of Creation (''his'' creation) in the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. Note however his being a 'god' is debatable, as it is with practically all of Lovecraft's more tremendously powerful entities.
7th Jan '17 12:18:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, in the ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' series, tricked [[GreatGazoo Mr Mxyzptlk]] into giving up the lion's share of his power, and he used it to rewrite the entire universe in his image. In the end, only his obsession with Batman (and his inability to keep his imagination from conjuring his own worst fears) stopped him (with a helpful nudge from Superman).

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, in the ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'' series, tricked [[GreatGazoo Mr Mxyzptlk]] into giving up the lion's share of his power, and he used it to rewrite the entire universe in his image. In the end, only his obsession with Batman (and his inability to keep his imagination from conjuring his own worst fears) stopped him (with a helpful nudge from Superman).
6th Jan '17 10:34:42 AM Schismatism
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* This is a common refrain in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics regarding - and countering - ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''. In ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'', Celestia was driven to this point by Tirek's bag. In another, ''Fanfic/CulturalArtifacts'', the Solar Princess genuinely believed her own tyranny was beneficial. In very few of the counterpoints to the original Bureau fics is she depicted as anything but mad.
* In further My Little Pony fics, ''Fanfic/TheAudience'' has a whole cavalcade of mad gods. Specifically, the Draconequui, whose [[OrangeAndBlueMorality rationales and mechanisms vary greatly]]... but whose goals are always towards the furthering of chaos on their own terms.
24th Dec '16 12:34:54 AM Dvandemon
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* [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/collected-excerpts-on-the-sea-mother The Sea Mother]] was the first sapience in existence that infused her essence into the ocean but went insane from the constant sensation of fish and boats moving about in her this entailed. She lashes out and attempts to drowns them all, and humanity has grown to despise her for it and she knows.
30th Oct '16 3:56:41 PM nombretomado
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* In the MirrorUniverse of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', Zeus went mad from the strain of building "The Labyrinth of Eternal Memory" for his newborn son Hercules. With the king of the gods insane and the rest of the pantheon thrown into chaos, the stage is set for [[EvilCounterpart this version of Hercules]] (known as [[EvilOverlord "the Sovereign"]]) to TakeOverTheWorld and hatch a scheme to become the new ruler of Olympus.

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* In the MirrorUniverse of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', Zeus went mad from the strain of building "The Labyrinth of Eternal Memory" for his newborn son Hercules. With the king of the gods insane and the rest of the pantheon thrown into chaos, the stage is set for [[EvilCounterpart this version of Hercules]] (known as [[EvilOverlord "the Sovereign"]]) to TakeOverTheWorld and hatch a scheme to become the new ruler of Olympus.
30th Oct '16 10:14:44 AM nombretomado
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* The Primordials of ''{{Exalted}}'', the creators of the universe, are quite insane by human standards, even the relatively nice ones like Gaia and Autochthon. The developers have even used human mental disorders as metaphors for how each Primordial views the world--Oramus is schizophrenic, Malfeas is solipsistic, Autochthon is autistic, She Who Lives In Her Name is obsessive-compulsive, and so on.
* All of the Madlander deities in ''{{GURPS}} Fantasy II: Adventures in the Mad Lands''. Togeth, god of the Togethians, may be one too - the magic he grants to worshipers is extremely random, though at least it's always beneficial, unlike what the Madlander gods tend to do.

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* The Primordials of ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', the creators of the universe, are quite insane by human standards, even the relatively nice ones like Gaia and Autochthon. The developers have even used human mental disorders as metaphors for how each Primordial views the world--Oramus is schizophrenic, Malfeas is solipsistic, Autochthon is autistic, She Who Lives In Her Name is obsessive-compulsive, and so on.
* All of the Madlander deities in ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy II: Adventures in the Mad Lands''. Togeth, god of the Togethians, may be one too - the magic he grants to worshipers is extremely random, though at least it's always beneficial, unlike what the Madlander gods tend to do.
28th Oct '16 2:07:10 PM Arachnos
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', we have [[BigBad Bill]] [[GodOfEvil Cipher]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', we have [[BigBad Bill]] [[GodOfEvil Cipher]]. The fact that he looks like a yellow Eye of Providence with a cane and a top hat already says a lot about him. He is comparable to Discord (above), and both are able to create a WorldGoneMad, but unlike Discord (who has indulged in MindControl and some MindRape, but nothing lethal), Bill is far, '''far''' more malevolent, and (though we never get to see him do it) does not seem to have any qualms with outright '''killing'''.
27th Oct '16 9:55:02 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', everyone who has ever touched the Heart of Lorkhan has gone mad (maybe not Vivec, though). Sotha Sil has retreated into a clockwork city of his creation (in a world where clocks have not yet been invented), Almalexia tries to murder you, and the Big Bad Voryn Dagoth, your past life's lackey gone bad, is repeatedly stated to be mad and it shows through his minions.
*** Granted, some dialogues indicate that Almalexia used to be quite a bit saner, and that it was ''losing'' much of her Heart-granted divine power that sent her over the edge.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', everyone who has ever touched the Heart of Lorkhan has gone mad (maybe not Vivec, though). Sotha Sil has retreated into a clockwork city of his creation (in a world where clocks have not yet been invented), Almalexia tries to murder you, and the Big Bad Voryn Dagoth, BigBad Dagoth Ur, your past life's lackey gone bad, is repeatedly stated to be mad and it shows through his minions.
*** Granted, some dialogues indicate that Almalexia used to be quite a bit saner, and that it was ''losing'' much of her Heart-granted divine power that godhood sent her over the edge.
27th Oct '16 7:19:49 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Godshome'' by Creator/RobertSheckley, the only god Arthur Fenn can find who is willing to listen to him and offer help is, worrisomely, living in the section of Godshome marked with a sign saying "WARNING! PROCEED NO FURTHER! WARD O FOR BIPOLAR CONDITIONS. OCCUPANTS MAY BE VIOLENT."
17th Aug '16 8:30:04 AM ZimFan89
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* Loki's mental state was always [[DependingOnTheWriter unpredictable]] but their third incarnation showed legitimate mental illness symptoms from hallucinations, to depression and suicidal thoughts (you [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers really]] don't want to be around a RealityWarper with those), which ''improved'', relatively speaking, in the case of the fourth to very strange thought processes coupled with real problems understanding people (like not getting why [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard turning someone's soul into magical jewellery]] is bad).

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* Loki's ComicBook/{{Loki}}'s mental state was always [[DependingOnTheWriter unpredictable]] but their third incarnation showed legitimate mental illness symptoms from hallucinations, to depression and suicidal thoughts (you [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers really]] don't want to be around a RealityWarper with those), which ''improved'', relatively speaking, in the case of the fourth to very strange thought processes coupled with real problems understanding people (like not getting why [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard turning someone's soul into magical jewellery]] is bad).



* In "Doctor Who" the 10th Doctor claims to have met mad gods. This could refer to a variety of characters.

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* In "Doctor Who" ''Series/DoctorWho'' the 10th Doctor claims to have met mad gods. This could refer to a variety of characters.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', We have [[BigBad Bill]] [[GodOfEvil Cipher]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', We we have [[BigBad Bill]] [[GodOfEvil Cipher]].
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