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8th Jun '16 12:42:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In David Brin's ''{{Uplift}}'' series there is a species of client-alien called the Episiarchs, which have been genetically engineered to be so insane that they have the ability to [[RealityWarper alter reality]] by [[IRejectYourReality refusing to accept it]].

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* In David Brin's ''{{Uplift}}'' ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' series there is a species of client-alien called the Episiarchs, which have been genetically engineered to be so insane that they have the ability to [[RealityWarper alter reality]] by [[IRejectYourReality refusing to accept it]].
31st May '16 1:20:16 PM Arcana4th
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ambiguously plays this trope with [[spoiler: Betty]]'s MMS theory about wizards: She realized that, in different amounts, every wizard has levels of '''M'''adness, '''M'''agic and '''S'''adness. She could never figure out whether all Magic would lead to Sadness and Madness(inverting the trope) or being Mad and Sad would give you powers(thus, playing this trope straight).
14th May '16 12:22:20 PM Generality
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* In ''Literature/NineGoblins'', wizardry is simply a mental disorder that has symptoms including, perhaps, blowing up other people with one's mind. It seems that if one is sufficiently detached from reality, they create a reality of their own and are able to impose this on others, usually with unpleasant effects. As such, they're mostly useful in battle, but fielded with great caution, as nobody can be sure they'll only attack the enemy.
8th May '16 1:49:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Mental breakdowns of varying degrees are unusually common among [[MadMathematician pioneers of mathematics]], some apparently driven [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insane]] by endless calculations in [[AcidTripDimension hypothetical]] [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperdimentional]] [[AlienGeometries non-linear systems]] while others [[ABeautifulMind begin a bit off from the start]], which [[BlessedWithSuck may actually contribute to being able to deal with]] high level mathematics in the first place.

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** Mental breakdowns of varying degrees are unusually common among [[MadMathematician pioneers of mathematics]], some apparently driven [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insane]] by endless calculations in [[AcidTripDimension hypothetical]] [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperdimentional]] [[AlienGeometries non-linear systems]] while others [[ABeautifulMind [[Film/ABeautifulMind begin a bit off from the start]], which [[BlessedWithSuck may actually contribute to being able to deal with]] high level mathematics in the first place.
16th Feb '16 2:22:58 PM Adept
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* GuildedAge has the Order of the Countless Limbs, an apocalyptic cult that worships EldritchAbomination OldGods dedicated to bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. They embrace AxCrazy as a ''virtue'' and delight in putting the "chaotic" in AlwaysChaoticEvil. Their higher level clergy can magically infect people with "the Madness", locking them into an UnstoppableRage where they lose the ability to distinguish between friend or foe.

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* GuildedAge ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'' has the Order of the Countless Limbs, an apocalyptic cult that worships EldritchAbomination OldGods dedicated to bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. They embrace AxCrazy as a ''virtue'' and delight in putting the "chaotic" in AlwaysChaoticEvil. Their higher level clergy can magically infect people with "the Madness", locking them into an UnstoppableRage where they lose the ability to distinguish between friend or foe.
9th Feb '16 6:43:32 PM FekketCantenel
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* Tedrin, the villain of ''Literature/EdenGreen'', swings rapidly back and forth between reason and pinprick-eyed insanity. Whenever his human mind checks out and lets the needle symbiote take over, he becomes a nigh-unstoppable killing machine.
1st Feb '16 6:34:09 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* In the ''{{No More Heroes}}'' series, Travis Touchdown is quite out of his mind with the occasional forth wall breaking. It's in the second game that it becomes a power, using his sexual complexes and anger to fuel him in battle and enter super forms, including ''turning into a tiger.'' Being sexually attracted to moe designed characters and having a recently killed friend does some weird things to a man.

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* In the ''{{No More Heroes}}'' ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' series, Travis Touchdown is quite out of his mind with the occasional forth wall breaking. It's in the second game that it becomes a power, using his sexual complexes and anger to fuel him in battle and enter super forms, including ''turning into a tiger.'' Being sexually attracted to moe designed characters and having a recently killed friend does some weird things to a man.
8th Jan '16 1:23:17 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Parsee Mizuhashi, the [[TrollBridge bridge-haunting]] GreenEyedMonster of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}: Subterranean Animism'', is explicitly stated in-game to have powers fueled by her jealous rage. There's a reason it's called the "Bridge People No Longer Cross".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has a few:
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Parsee Mizuhashi, the [[TrollBridge bridge-haunting]] GreenEyedMonster of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}: Subterranean ''Subterranean Animism'', is explicitly stated in-game to have powers fueled by her jealous rage. There's a reason it's called the "Bridge People No Longer Cross".Cross".
** Clownpiece takes this trope even more literal, since she's a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampad Lampad]] who carries a torch that drives everyone even just near it completely insane. This insanity coupled with her own purification by her boss' friend Junko made her absurdly powerful and difficult to deal with even by Touhou's NintendoHard standards.
9th Dec '15 3:23:36 AM jormis29
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* Peter Milligan's ShadeTheChangingMan is the prime example of the RealityWarper ("forge what you need on the smithy of your soul".) He began merely poetic, and therefore only insane to his native culture, so he was able to survive being flung through the Area of Madness relatively insane. With time on Earth, he got much madder.

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* Peter Milligan's ShadeTheChangingMan ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' is the prime example of the RealityWarper ("forge what you need on the smithy of your soul".) He began merely poetic, and therefore only insane to his native culture, so he was able to survive being flung through the Area of Madness relatively insane. With time on Earth, he got much madder.
6th Dec '15 1:37:39 PM permeakra
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* From the {{Nightside}}, there is the one known as Madman, who was driven mad by perceiving the truth underlying reality? He's a dangerously powerful RealityWarper whose hallucinations manifest around him. Most notable is that he's accompanied by his own personal soundtrack. The other one is Jessica Sorrow the Unbeliever, who thinks that everything is just her hallucination and everyone is just another voice in her head. She tears heavy doors like paper, and anyone she find a nuisance disappear.

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* From the {{Nightside}}, there is the one known as Madman, who was driven mad by perceiving the truth underlying reality? He's a dangerously powerful RealityWarper whose hallucinations manifest around him. Most notable is that he's accompanied by his own personal soundtrack. The other one is Jessica Sorrow the Unbeliever, who thinks that everything is just her hallucination and everyone is just another voice in her head. She tears heavy doors like paper, and anyone she find finds a nuisance disappear.
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