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2nd Mar '18 4:14:56 AM pi4t
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* In ''Literature/MurderousMaths'', the pure mathematicians are affectionately portrayed as rather eccentric, to put it mildly. [[ArchNemesis Professor Fiendish]] is more seriously insane, although he seems to be more of a MadScientist with a focus on maths.
25th Jan '18 7:36:38 PM themisterfree
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* A recurring segment on Creator/{{HBO}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Crashbox}}'' was "Psycho Math", hosted by a robot guy whose head would occasionally explode with numerals flying out of the top.
15th Jan '18 2:25:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-> ''Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; [[MadArtist but creative artists]] very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.''

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-> ''Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; [[MadArtist but creative artists]] artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.''
29th Dec '17 6:51:40 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Hilda's incarnation in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' litters her speech with lots of math speak, although she seems to prefer using math that a layman can easily understand. For example, [[MaleGaze when a boy glanced]] [[WhoWearsShortShorts at her shorts]], she said "My eyes are 44.7º up, boy."

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* Hilda's incarnation in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' litters her speech with lots of math speak, although she seems to prefer using math that a layman can easily understand. For example, [[MaleGaze when a boy glanced]] [[WhoWearsShortShorts at her shorts]], she said "My "[[MyEyesAreUpHere My eyes are 44.7º up, boy." ]]"
29th Dec '17 6:21:29 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Hilda's incarnation in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' litters her speech with lots of math speak, although she seems to prefer using math that a layman can easily understand. For example, [[MaleGaze when a boy glanced]] [[WhoWearsShortShorts at her shorts]], she said "My eyes are 44.7º up, boy."
10th Sep '17 6:41:23 PM PaulA
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* Mavolio Bent from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/MakingMoney''. A man who could see the answer to an equation just by looking at it. Considers making a mistake to be the worst of sins one could ever do. Absolutely abhors all things he considers silly, which includes most things. [[spoiler: Once strangled a professional assassin to death with a humorous pink elephant made of balloons when his tenuous hold on reality went bye-bye and he embraced his clown heritage.]]

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Mavolio Bent from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/MakingMoney''. A man who could see the answer to an equation just by looking at it. Considers making a mistake to be the worst of sins one could ever do. Absolutely abhors all things he considers silly, which includes most things. [[spoiler: Once strangled a professional assassin to death with a humorous pink elephant made of balloons when his tenuous hold on reality went bye-bye and he embraced his clown heritage.]]
10th Sep '17 6:40:12 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft was never outright against mathematics, but it did seem to have some unfortunate consequences for his characters. For what is probably the most obvious example, in ''"Dreams in the Witch-House"'' a brilliant young mathematician moves into said house precisely ''because'' of hints that its most infamous former inhabitant of over two hundred years ago might have possessed certain mathematical knowledge -- notably about [[AlienGeometries the geometry of space and time]] -- not yet actually (re)discovered by modern science. [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot It does not end well]], partly because it turns out that [[spoiler:said witch is actually still alive and still as nasty as ever]].

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* Creator/HPLovecraft was never outright against mathematics, but it did seem to have some unfortunate consequences for his characters. For what is probably the most obvious example, in ''"Dreams in the Witch-House"'' "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" a brilliant young mathematician moves into said house precisely ''because'' of hints that its most infamous former inhabitant of over two hundred years ago might have possessed certain mathematical knowledge -- notably about [[AlienGeometries the geometry of space and time]] -- not yet actually (re)discovered by modern science. [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot It does not end well]], partly because it turns out that [[spoiler:said witch is actually still alive and still as nasty as ever]].
25th Aug '17 9:16:08 PM Psychadelico
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* ''ComicBook/{{Logicomix}}'' (written in part by a computer scientist) features a number of RealLife examples, although the authors are always sure to point out that the study of mathematics and logic has its uses as well.
25th Feb '17 2:14:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'' sees a meeting of shining minds across worlds between Unseen University and Caltech. Sheldon Cooper proves to be a man who even the Unseen University Faculty come to view as eccentric and hard to deal with. As noted below, theoretical physicians and mathematicians share a lot of common traits. These are enough to excite the appetitie of the dread, if dysfunctional, entity known on the Disc as the Shadowing Lemma, which devours the brain energies of mathematically-minded geniuses (and camels), leaving only a dribbling husk who is totally unable to interact in normal human society. [[note]][[DeadpanSnarker Leonard Hofstadter]] asks if anyone would notice any difference[[/note]]. Ponder Stibbons, assisted by HEX, has to find a way of destroying the Lemma lest one be loosed on Earth. Sheldon, unwittingly, becomes bait in a trap...

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* ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation'' sees a meeting of shining minds across worlds between Unseen University and Caltech. Sheldon Cooper proves to be a man who even the Unseen University Faculty come to view as eccentric and hard to deal with. As noted below, theoretical physicians and mathematicians share a lot of common traits. These are enough to excite the appetitie of the dread, if dysfunctional, entity known on the Disc as the Shadowing Lemma, which devours the brain energies of mathematically-minded geniuses (and camels), leaving only a dribbling husk who is totally unable to interact in normal human society. [[note]][[DeadpanSnarker Leonard Hofstadter]] asks if anyone would notice any difference[[/note]]. Ponder Stibbons, assisted by HEX, has to find a way of destroying the Lemma lest one be loosed on Earth. Sheldon, unwittingly, becomes bait in a trap...
15th Dec '16 8:21:47 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/GambleFish''[='=]s [[TheHeavy Heavy]] Abandi is revealed to be one of these. In specific, he believes to discover a message from God itself within his mathematics. He tests whether or not he should share his discovery with anyone by suicidal exploits in hopes of testing whether or not God would protect him, ultimately leading to his StartOfDarkness when he's electrocuted and believes he came BackFromTheDead.
* The third season has ''Anime/HellGirl'' has one of the villains of the week, Mizuragi Shogo, a mathematician who is obsessed with Hell because the Hell Girl sent his mother to Hell. Eventually, he was able to prove the existence of Hell and used the knowledge to create a device to keep Ai's minions away he could meet her on his own terms. To that end, he used hypnosis to artificially create a grudge against Tsugumi, who by that point has given up on trying to stop Ai from taking souls and is resigned to her fate. Shogo, Ai, Ai's minions and Tsugumi all get a resounding YoureInsane from Yuzuki. Eventually, Shogo's assistant banishes him to Hell so that several children who had been orphaned by Shogo's earlier inventions wouldn't make the contract at the cost of their own souls.
* Moriaki-sensei from ''Manga/SoredemoMachiWaMawatteiru'' looks like your average SternTeacher at first, but he takes Mathematics ''way'' too seriously.



* Moriaki-sensei from ''Manga/SoredemoMachiWaMawatteiru'' looks like your average SternTeacher at first, but he takes Mathematics ''way'' too seriously.
* ''Manga/GambleFish''[='=]s [[TheHeavy Heavy]] Abandi is revealed to be one of these. In specific, he believes to discover a message from God itself within his mathematics. He tests whether or not he should share his discovery with anyone by suicidal exploits in hopes of testing whether or not God would protect him, ultimately leading to his StartToDarkness when he's electrocuted and believes he came BackFromTheDead.
* The third season has ''Anime/HellGirl'' has one of the villains of the week, Mizuragi Shogo, a mathematician who is obsessed with Hell because the Hell Girl sent his mother to Hell. Eventually, he was able to prove the existence of Hell and used the knowledge to create a device to keep Ai's minions away he could meet her on his own terms. To that end, he used hypnosis to artificially create a grudge against Tsugumi, who by that point has given up on trying to stop Ai from taking souls and is resigned to her fate. Shogo, Ai, Ai's minions and Tsugumi all get a resounding YoureInsane from Yuzuki. Eventually, Shogo's assistant banishes him to Hell so that several children who had been orphaned by Shogo's earlier inventions wouldn't make the contract at the cost of their own souls.



* In Franchise/TheDCU, the sentient GreenLantern mathematical progression Dkrtzy RRR was discovered by mad mathematician Timph Rye, who sought to prove that willpower could be derived formulaically. Dkrtzy RRR is itself of suspect mental stability; its tendency to corrode the minds of its enemies from the inside is... controversial among the ranks of the Corps.

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* In Franchise/TheDCU, the sentient GreenLantern ComicBook/GreenLantern mathematical progression Dkrtzy RRR was discovered by mad mathematician Timph Rye, who sought to prove that willpower could be derived formulaically. Dkrtzy RRR is itself of suspect mental stability; its tendency to corrode the minds of its enemies from the inside is... controversial among the ranks of the Corps.
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