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21st Jul '16 8:41:02 AM Njein
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Gigante Vincent Gigante]], a.k.a. "The Oddfather", feigned insanity to escape prosecution. He wandered the streets of Greenwich village in a bathrobe and slippers, muttering to himself; psychiatrists testified he was clinically insane. Eventually his "bug act" failed, and he died in prison doing a twelve-year sentence.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Gigante Vincent Gigante]], a.k.a. "The Oddfather", [[ObfuscatingDisability feigned insanity insanity]] to escape prosecution. prosecution and to hide the fact that he was the boss of the Genovese crime family. He wandered the streets of Greenwich village Village in a bathrobe and slippers, muttering to himself; psychiatrists testified he was clinically insane. His own family even insisted that he had a low IQ, and that he suffered from various mental disorders such as dementia, schizophrenia and psychosis. Eventually his "bug "crazy act" failed, failed and came back to bite him, and he died in prison doing a twelve-year sentence.
4th Jul '16 9:27:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'': Tom O'bedlam hides his {{Obi Wan}} mentor role behind a facade of raving lunacy.

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* ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'': Tom O'bedlam hides his {{Obi Wan}} mentor role behind a facade of raving lunacy.
3rd Jul '16 2:42:02 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', when he first meets Princess Jasmine, Aladdin rescues her from an irate merchant who was about to [[DisproportionateRetribution chop off her hand for taking a piece of fruit]] (Jasmine never having been outside the palace in her life and unfamiliar with the concept of money) by convincing him that she was not right in the head. Jasmine plays along;

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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', when he first meets Princess Jasmine, Aladdin rescues her from an irate merchant who was about to [[DisproportionateRetribution chop off her hand for taking a piece of fruit]] (Jasmine never having been outside the palace in her life and unfamiliar with the concept of money) by convincing him that she was not right in the head.is mentally unstable sister. Jasmine plays along;



'''Aladdin:''' ''(sighing)'' Tragic. Still, no harm done. Come along, dear, let's go see the doctor.\\

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'''Aladdin:''' ''(sighing)'' Tragic. Tragic, isn't it? Still, no harm done. ''(hands the merchant an apple to replace the stolen one)'' Come along, dear, let's sis, time to go see the doctor.\\



'''Aladdin:''' Not that doctor.

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'''Aladdin:''' Not No, no, no, not that doctor.one.
2nd Jul '16 5:46:15 AM ThePat
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** [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Gandrayda]] is unpredictably insane for a shapeshifter. She loves playing crazy and goes in further heights to ham it up. She more often plays insanity to get close around Samus or pressing [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Micchy's]] BerserkButton.]] Gandrayda's ability to switch into this, BewareTheSillyOnes, and AxCrazy CombatSadomasochist is noticable, as noticed in Samus's point of view, even after Gandrayda's [[BackFromTheDead revival]] with no traces of Phazon, she is indeed AxCrazy by nature.

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** [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Gandrayda]] is unpredictably insane for a shapeshifter. She loves playing crazy and goes in further heights to ham it up. She more often plays insanity to get close around Samus or pressing [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Micchy's]] BerserkButton.]] Gandrayda's ability to switch into this, BewareTheSillyOnes, and AxCrazy CombatSadomasochist is noticable, as noticed in Samus's point of view, even after Gandrayda's [[BackFromTheDead revival]] with no traces of Phazon, she is indeed still AxCrazy by nature.
2nd Jul '16 3:20:26 AM ThePat
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]], of all people, tends to use this for laughs, going as far as [[Troll trolling]] other characters. LargeHam may mix as well.
** [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Gandrayda]] is unpredictably insane for a shapeshifter. She loves playing crazy and goes in further heights to ham it up. She more often plays insanity to get close around Samus or pressing [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Micchy's]] BerserkButton.]] Gandrayda's ability to switch into this, BewareTheSillyOnes, and AxCrazy CombatSadomasochist is noticable, as noticed in Samus's point of view, after Gandrayda's revival with no traces of Phazon, she is indeed AxCrazy by nature.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]], of all people, tends to use this for laughs, going as far as [[Troll trolling]] [[{{Troll}} messing with]] other characters. LargeHam may mix as well.
** [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Gandrayda]] is unpredictably insane for a shapeshifter. She loves playing crazy and goes in further heights to ham it up. She more often plays insanity to get close around Samus or pressing [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Micchy's]] BerserkButton.]] Gandrayda's ability to switch into this, BewareTheSillyOnes, and AxCrazy CombatSadomasochist is noticable, as noticed in Samus's point of view, even after Gandrayda's revival [[BackFromTheDead revival]] with no traces of Phazon, she is indeed AxCrazy by nature.
2nd Jul '16 3:17:23 AM ThePat
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]], of all people, tends to use this for laughs. Given to his [[LargeHam hamminess]],

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]], of all people, tends to use this for laughs. Given laughs, going as far as [[Troll trolling]] other characters. LargeHam may mix as well.
** [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption Gandrayda]] is unpredictably insane for a shapeshifter. She loves playing crazy and goes in further heights
to his [[LargeHam hamminess]], ham it up. She more often plays insanity to get close around Samus or pressing [[spoiler:[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Micchy's]] BerserkButton.]] Gandrayda's ability to switch into this, BewareTheSillyOnes, and AxCrazy CombatSadomasochist is noticable, as noticed in Samus's point of view, after Gandrayda's revival with no traces of Phazon, she is indeed AxCrazy by nature.
2nd Jul '16 2:57:41 AM ThePat
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'', [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]], of all people, tends to use this for laughs. Given to his [[LargeHam hamminess]],
19th Jun '16 7:22:56 AM marmota-b
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* ''Literature/{{Saturnin}}'': The Grandfather eventually uses this tactic to deal with Aunt Kateřina's ingratiations.
7th Jun '16 12:42:59 PM __Vano
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* In ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Heroes Chronicles]]''' Dungeon campaign, [[TheHero Tarnum]] occasionally uses this to prevent his AlwaysChaoticEvil servants from figuring out he's actually a ''good'' guy.
26th Apr '16 3:29:48 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/FirebirdLackey'': Ilya has to do this to avoid being killed.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/FirebirdLackey'': ''Literature/{{Firebird|Lackey}}'': Ilya has to do this to avoid being killed.
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