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10th Sep '17 2:28:23 PM PhantomRider
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***ComicBook/HarleyQuinn has a degree of it too. For example, there's a villain named Johnny Sorrow who appears to be invisible but wearing a suit and a mask. In fact, he was torn apart and put back together by a horrifying EldritchAbomination called the King of Tears, and now YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm. When he's masked, you see nothing. When he's not, looking at him will outright ''kill you.'' Even very powerful characters you'd expect to be immune to such things have suffered fates like petrification, blindness, or insanity. Captain Atom, made of energy, seemed to get vaporized but was actually teleported far away, his powers kicking in in a way they don't normally work because of the need to be ''as far from that thing as possible, '''now.''''' What happened when Johnny Sorrow unmasked before Harley?
---> Harley: *grins* "Cute face." [[TalkToTheFist *Kick!*]]
2nd Jul '17 9:57:56 AM nombretomado
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* A lot of the stuff {{Freakazoid}} pulls off (on a disturbingly regular basis) suggest that his comic psychosis is actually the source of his power, not [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the other way around]].

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* A lot of the stuff {{Freakazoid}} WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} pulls off (on a disturbingly regular basis) suggest that his comic psychosis is actually the source of his power, not [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the other way around]].
28th Jun '17 3:05:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''ComicBook/TheJoker's a special case. Some of us feel he may be ''beyond'' treatment. In fact, we're not even sure if he can be properly defined as insane... It's quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception. More suited to [[CityNoir urban life]] in the twenty-first century.''

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->''ComicBook/TheJoker's a special case. Some of us feel he may be ''beyond'' treatment. In fact, we're not even sure if he can be properly defined as insane... It's quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception. More suited to [[CityNoir urban life]] life in the twenty-first century.''
2nd Jun '17 11:31:48 AM Juneberries
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' implies, but never outright confirms, that the only people capable of using a Death Note successfully are ones with spiritual strength and emotional conviction. And someone like Light is definitely ''strong'', but not totally ''normal''. The clue that separates him from Misa, Mikami, Takada, and Higuchi is that they seem to slide closer to WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, being that it's ''Light'' that had roped the rest of them into his evil plans, and there's not a great deal of evidence to support the fact that, without his influence, the rest of them would've used it to the extent ''he did'', or would've made themselves out to be [[AGodAmI gods far above the rest of humanity]].[[note]]It's subtle, but of all the characters that get their hands on a Death Note (including C-Kira and Taro Kagami), how many of them openly identified themselves as divine?[[/note]]
2nd May '17 9:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[TokenEvilTeammate Whirl]] of ComicBook/TheTransformers does this on purpose: specifically, he's (mostly) rational but deliberately acts insane (or deliberately makes himself insane, nobody can really tell) in combat. His behavior makes him feared by Decepticons and Autobots alike.

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* [[TokenEvilTeammate Whirl]] of ComicBook/TheTransformers ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' does this on purpose: specifically, he's (mostly) rational but deliberately acts insane (or deliberately makes himself insane, nobody can really tell) in combat. His behavior makes him feared by Decepticons and Autobots alike.



* The TransformersAnimated villain Blitzwing seems to be able to use two elemental weapons and two vehicle modes due to his SplitPersonality. However, it's not completely clear if one causes the other.

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* The TransformersAnimated ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' villain Blitzwing seems to be able to use two elemental weapons and two vehicle modes due to his SplitPersonality. However, it's not completely clear if one causes the other.
23rd Apr '17 11:20:24 AM jerzyszczur
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** Loma, from ''Shade, the Changing Girl'', follows suit.
9th Apr '17 8:10:45 PM thekingofpillowland
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*** Taken UpToEleven by the fact that some capes can have second trigger events, which can make their current powers grow stronger or change, or even give them new ones. Unfortunately, this requires far more intense trauma than a normal trigger event and there are also several obvious problems with psychologically breaking an already damaged superhuman. Most people would agree that the power boost granted by a second trigger is not worth it.
23rd Mar '17 9:39:27 AM Morgenthaler
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->''ComicBook/TheJoker's a special case. Some of us feel he may be ''beyond'' treatment. In fact, we're not even sure if he can be properly defined as insane... It's quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception. More suited to [[CityNoir urban life]] in the twenty-first century.''
-->-- '''Dr. Ruth Adams''', ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''


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->''ComicBook/TheJoker's a special case. Some of us feel he may be ''beyond'' treatment. In fact, we're not even sure if he can be properly defined as insane... It's quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception. More suited to [[CityNoir urban life]] in the twenty-first century.''
-->-- '''Dr. Ruth Adams''', ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth''
23rd Mar '17 9:39:07 AM Morgenthaler
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->''SelfDemonstratingArticle/TheJoker's a special case. Some of us feel he may be ''beyond'' treatment. In fact, we're not even sure if he can be properly defined as insane... It's quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception. More suited to [[CityNoir urban life]] in the twenty-first century.''

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->''SelfDemonstratingArticle/TheJoker's ->''ComicBook/TheJoker's a special case. Some of us feel he may be ''beyond'' treatment. In fact, we're not even sure if he can be properly defined as insane... It's quite possible we may actually be looking at some kind of super-sanity here. A brilliant new modification of human perception. More suited to [[CityNoir urban life]] in the twenty-first century.''



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is sometimes portrayed as being able to see through the FourthWall because of his insanity.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is sometimes portrayed as being able to see through the FourthWall because of his insanity.



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has this.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} has this.
5th Mar '17 5:09:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[EvilSorcerer Gallian]] in ''[[DungeonSiege In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale]]'' is one of the last magi. He figures out how to be independent from servitude (a magus must serve a king) by naming himself king of the mindless Krugg. He then forges them into a fearless horde that he uses to try to conquer the kingdom of Ehb. He also gains more power by sleeping with Muriella, the daughter of [[Creator/JohnRhysDavies Merick]], the king's magus. When confronted by Merick, they converse while dueling with magical swords suspended in mid-air. Merick finally realizes that Gallian has truly gone insane with power. Gallian doesn't deny and shows him exactly what madness can do, even though Merick is the older and more experienced magus.

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* [[EvilSorcerer Gallian]] in ''[[DungeonSiege ''[[Film/InTheNameOfTheKing In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale]]'' is one of the last magi. He figures out how to be independent from servitude (a magus must serve a king) by naming himself king of the mindless Krugg. He then forges them into a fearless horde that he uses to try to conquer the kingdom of Ehb. He also gains more power by sleeping with Muriella, the daughter of [[Creator/JohnRhysDavies Merick]], the king's magus. When confronted by Merick, they converse while dueling with magical swords suspended in mid-air. Merick finally realizes that Gallian has truly gone insane with power. Gallian doesn't deny and shows him exactly what madness can do, even though Merick is the older and more experienced magus.
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