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21st Aug '16 11:03:36 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Drowtales}}, Kiel'ndia Vel'Vlozress, though not as murderously insane as some of her clan members, is decidedly [[CloudCuckooLander whacky]]. She's also the comic's only FourthWallObserver, often addressing the audience directly. (To the rest of the cast, it only makes her look crazier: she is, after all, talking into thin air.) In a remarkable ''{{inversion}}'' of TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou, she even learns to summon her fans as LivingShadow minions.

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* In {{Drowtales}}, ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Kiel'ndia Vel'Vlozress, though not as murderously insane as some of her clan members, is decidedly [[CloudCuckooLander whacky]]. She's also the comic's only FourthWallObserver, often addressing the audience directly. (To the rest of the cast, it only makes her look crazier: she is, after all, talking into thin air.) In a remarkable ''{{inversion}}'' of TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou, she even learns to summon her fans as LivingShadow minions.
14th Aug '16 1:50:42 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorSteel. "Being insane allows me to be who I want to be. There are no longer any rules. I am crazy, and I will become World Emperor. Even if it's simply because I'm ''convinced'' I'm World Emperor." "You can get away with pretty much anything if you're bonkers."

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* DoctorSteel.Music/DoctorSteel. "Being insane allows me to be who I want to be. There are no longer any rules. I am crazy, and I will become World Emperor. Even if it's simply because I'm ''convinced'' I'm World Emperor." "You can get away with pretty much anything if you're bonkers."
31st Jul '16 8:40:30 AM Tallens
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** In another series of novels, the Q-like entity 0 has gone insane after being locked [[SealedEvilInACan out of the can]] for millennia, and thus has no limits on what he can do. Q specifically invokes this trope by saying, "0's insanity gives him an insane amount of power."

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** In another series of novels, the * ''Literature/TheQContinuum'': The Q-like entity 0 has gone insane after being locked [[SealedEvilInACan out of the can]] for millennia, and thus has no limits on what he can do. Q specifically invokes this trope by saying, "0's insanity gives him an insane amount of power."
26th Jul '16 3:14:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* FourthWallObserver -- Their perception altered to see beyond the borders of their fictional world, these characters have become DangerouslyGenreSavvy.

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* FourthWallObserver -- Their perception altered to see beyond the borders of their fictional world, these characters have become DangerouslyGenreSavvy.GenreSavvy.
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.
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