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21st May '17 5:41:20 PM nombretomado
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* The midget torturer in ''{{Wet}}'' is pretty clearly one of these, given his [[ElectricTorture choice of torture equipment,]] and it's apparently not his only "issue"...after capturing Rubi, Sorrell orders him to "finish her off...then you can do whatever you want with her."

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* The midget torturer in ''{{Wet}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Wet}}'' is pretty clearly one of these, given his [[ElectricTorture choice of torture equipment,]] and it's apparently not his only "issue"...after capturing Rubi, Sorrell orders him to "finish her off...then you can do whatever you want with her."
16th May '17 10:30:39 AM nombretomado
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* This is how {{Tsukihime}} villain Michael Roa Valdamjong is portrayed in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood: Actress Again''. It's somewhat subverted though as he's a lot more calm than most psychopaths.

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* This is how {{Tsukihime}} {{VisualNovel/Tsukihime}} villain Michael Roa Valdamjong is portrayed in ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood: Actress Again''. It's somewhat subverted though as he's a lot more calm than most psychopaths.
9th May '17 11:04:45 PM Golondrina
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* Romeo in ''NoSongsForTheDead'' has a very destructive personality, though it's more due to his rather rough life and the loss of his wife, than the powers messing with his mind. Despite all his anger, he is not without a softer side.

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* Romeo in ''NoSongsForTheDead'' ''Webcomic/NoSongsForTheDead'' has a very destructive personality, though it's more due to his rather rough life and the loss of his wife, than the powers messing with his mind. Despite all his anger, he is not without a softer side.
12th Apr '17 1:48:07 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Sith Lords, most notably Emperor Palpatine, have the ability to use Force to attack and torture people with lightning. As he is arguably the most famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably the TropeCodifier.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Sith Lords, most notably Emperor Palpatine, have the ability to use the Force to attack and torture people with lightning. As he is arguably the most famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably the TropeCodifier.




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* In ''Literature/AfterTheGoldenAge'', Barry Quinn was a superhero with electric powers. He was also a paranoid schizophreniac who believed his medication weakened his abilities. No one was surprised when his career ended with him being institutionalized.
%%* Olivia in ''Literature/TheCircle''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Elaine is probably one of the least stable human characters in the ''Dresden Files'', and she most of her battle magic is electric. Possibly justified that it tends to be more targeted than fire, (thus requiring less energy,) and fire is the favorite of combat wizards with more power than technique, such as Harry. In a subversion, Harry is suitably impressed by her technique, and mimics some of her electricity-storing gadgets, though he continues to fight with air and fire.
** In the very first book, [[spoiler: the Entropy Curses that are ripping peoples' hearts out]] are powered by the energy in thunderstorms. And sex. In this case, the thunderstorms were just big, huge natural batteries that were conveniently around, a power source to be tapped into, the nature of the rituals themselves was blood magic. And Harry harnessed the power of the storm as well to get rid of [[spoiler: the toad demon that Victor Shadowman summoned.]]



* In Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, the cloned Dark Jedi Master Joruus C'baoth uses mass mind control on most people, and Force Lightning on the rest. [[http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/286/blz23.jpg He is very unstable]].



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', the cloned Dark Jedi Master Joruus C'baoth uses mass mind control on most people, and Force Lightning on the rest. [[http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/286/blz23.jpg He is very unstable]].



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Elaine is probably one of the least stable human characters in the ''Dresden Files'', and she most of her battle magic is electric. Possibly justified that it tends to be more targeted than fire, (thus requiring less energy,) and fire is the favorite of combat wizards with more power than technique, such as Harry. In a subversion, Harry is suitably impressed by her technique, and mimics some of her electricity-storing gadgets, though he continues to fight with air and fire.
** In the very first book, [[spoiler: the Entropy Curses that are ripping peoples' hearts out]] are powered by the energy in thunderstorms. And sex. In this case, the thunderstorms were just big, huge natural batteries that were conveniently around, a power source to be tapped into, the nature of the rituals themselves was blood magic. And Harry harnessed the power of the storm as well to get rid of [[spoiler: the toad demon that Victor Shadowman summoned.]]
* In ''Literature/AfterTheGoldenAge'', Barry Quinn was a superhero with electric powers. He was also a paranoid schizophreniac who believed his medication weakened his abilities. No one was surprised when his career ended with him being institutionalized.
* Olivia in ''Literature/TheCircle''.



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* Elle Bishop from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Once she started indulging in electric sadomasochism with imprisoned pretty-boy Peter, it was clear she wasn't exactly right in the head. It's implied to be the result of years of being a test subject who's been denied a normal childhood. As well, though arguably psychotic to begin with, once Sylar copies Elle's power, using it somehow manages to make him seem even ''more'' unhinged.

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* Elle Bishop from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Once she started indulging in electric sadomasochism with imprisoned pretty-boy Peter, it was clear she wasn't exactly right in the head. It's implied to be the result of years of being a test subject who's been denied a normal childhood. As well, though arguably psychotic to begin with, once Sylar copies Elle's power, using it somehow manages to make him seem even ''more'' unhinged.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]], the imperfectly-revived Master gains the ability to generate and control electricity, an appropriate elemental complement to his already-established personality and mental state.
* ''Series/FlandersCompany'' has Carla Burnelle, TheHeavy from season 2, who possess lightning-based power. Since she usually is a FauxAffablyEvil MagnificentBitch who work for a Clothes-producing company, you initially don't really expect her to be one, especially with {{Villain Protagonist}}s as the main cast. Then come the season finale, where [[LetSGetDangerous she is able to take down all the protagonists of her own]], and has no problem attempting to kill them. This goes even worst after her VillainousBreakdown at the end of season 3, causing her to come back in season 4 and attack the Flander's Company in a state of insane rage.
* Elle Bishop from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Once she started indulging in electric sadomasochism with imprisoned pretty-boy Peter, it was clear she wasn't exactly right in the head. It's implied to be the result of years of being a test subject who's been denied a normal childhood. As well, though arguably psychotic to begin with, once Sylar copies Elle's power, using it somehow manages to make him seem even ''more'' unhinged.
* Generally averted by ''Series/KamenRiderStronger'': Stronger, the protagonist, has electricity as his motif, and is only crazy in [[CrazyAwesome a different sense than what this trope is about]].
* Heckyl from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' is funny, insane and very dangerous. His lightning powers are one of the reasons why he was locked up in a solitary confinement for centuries (or longer). His EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Wishing For a Hero'' says it all.
* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a gleefully sociopathic vampire who fell asleep in Edison's electric chair. Yes, really.



* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a gleefully sociopathic vampire who fell asleep in Edison's electric chair. Yes, really.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''The End of Time'', the imperfectly-revived Master gains the ability to generate and control electricity, an appropriate elemental complement to his already-established personality and mental state.
* Generally averted by ''Series/KamenRiderStronger'': Stronger, the protagonist, has electricity as his motif, and is only crazy in [[CrazyAwesome a different sense than what this trope is about]].
* ''Series/FlandersCompany'' has Carla Burnelle, TheHeavy from season 2, who possess lightning-based power. Since she usually is a FauxAffablyEvil MagnificentBitch who work for a Clothes-producing company, you initially don't really expect her to be one, especially with {{Villain Protagonist}}s as the main cast. Then come the season finale, where [[LetSGetDangerous she is able to take down all the protagonists of her own]], and has no problem attempting to kill them. This goes even worst after her VillainousBreakdown at the end of season 3, causing her to come back in season 4 and attack the Flander's Company in a state of insane rage.
* Heckyl from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' is funny, insane and very dangerous. His lightning powers are one of the reasons why he was locked up in a solitary confinement for centuries (or longer). His EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Wishing For a Hero'' says it all.






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10th Feb '17 10:15:16 AM PixelKnight
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''[[TheStinger These people have gone]] [[JustForPun ec-static]] [[IncrediblyLamePun with the powers they've conducted,]] [[AxCrazy aren't exactly down-to-earth]] [[LackOfEmpathy and may get a jolt out of doing]] [[MoralEventHorizon revolting things, whether it hertz others or not.]] [[AllBlueEntry Indeed, sometimes they]] [[JumpingOfftheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]] [[ForTheEvulz for a simple surge of enjoyment,]] [[MultipleReferencePun and as such should never be left in charge.]] [[HurricaneOfPuns Notably, most of them go with the current, do watt they do best and sometimes,]] [[StartOfDarkness with a shocking past from their childhood's ohms as the driving spark,]] [[PungeonMaster they run down the wire and]] [[DeadlyEuphemism pull the plug]] [[AndYourLittleDogToo on a few puppies.]] [[StealthPun Suffuse to say,]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity their power has corrupted them]] [[BroughtDownToNormal and is reason enough to have them grounded for life]] [[KarmicDeath and/or put in the chair.]]''

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''[[TheStinger These people have gone]] [[JustForPun ec-static]] [[IncrediblyLamePun with the powers they've conducted,]] [[AxCrazy aren't exactly down-to-earth]] grounded]] [[LackOfEmpathy and may get a jolt out of doing]] [[MoralEventHorizon revolting things, whether it hertz others or not.]] [[AllBlueEntry Indeed, sometimes they]] [[JumpingOfftheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]] [[ForTheEvulz for a simple surge of enjoyment,]] [[MultipleReferencePun and as such should never be left in charge.]] [[HurricaneOfPuns Notably, most of them go with the current, do watt they do best and sometimes,]] [[StartOfDarkness with a shocking past from their childhood's ohms as the driving spark,]] [[PungeonMaster they run down the wire and]] [[DeadlyEuphemism pull the plug]] [[AndYourLittleDogToo on a few puppies.]] [[StealthPun Suffuse to say,]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity their power has corrupted them]] [[BroughtDownToNormal and is reason enough to have them grounded for life]] them]] [[KarmicDeath and/or put in the chair.]]''
1st Feb '17 12:57:50 AM LB7979
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* Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him... [[ThenLetMeBeEvil he doesn't take it well]].
* Of the Three Storms in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Lightning is the most impressive. His body is crackling with electricity that he can shoot from his hands. He's the last Storm to be defeated.
* Since the two fried in an electric chair, the ghosts of Scoleri brothers in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' return to haunt the judge that send them to it as a pair of electrically-charged ghosts.
* ''Film/{{Prison}}'' revolves around an electrically charged ghost who wants revenge.
* Horace Pinker, SerialKiller who made a DealWithTheDevil in ''Film/{{Shocker}}'', comes back after death as an electric ghost who can possess people.
* In a more satirical vein, the chief psychologist in ''Film/TheRulingClass'' attempts to cure Peter O Toole's protagonist - under the delusion that he is God - by introducing him to another crazed man calling himself the "AC-DC Messiah."
* Sith Lords in ''Franchise/StarWars'', most notably Emperor Palpatine, have the ability to use Force to attack and torture people with lightning. As he is arguably the most famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably the TropeCodifier.
* M. Bison in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie has these vibes. [[AGodAmI FOR I BEHELD SATAN AS HE FELL FROM HEAVEN...]] [[LargeHam LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIING!!!]]

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* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'': Electro from ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' was a nice guy, but he had voices in his head even ''before'' his accident, and an obsession with Spider-Man after the hero saved him once and gave him some kind words. When he gets his powers, he heads into the [[PowerIncontinence "panicking"]] stage, and when the cops start shooting and people pay more attention to Spidey than him... [[ThenLetMeBeEvil he doesn't take it well]].
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': Of the Three Storms in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'', Storms, Lightning is the most impressive. His body is crackling with electricity that he can shoot from his hands. He's the last Storm to be defeated.
* ''Film/GhostbustersII'': Since the two fried in an electric chair, the ghosts of the Scoleri brothers in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' return to haunt the judge that send sent them to it it, as a pair of electrically-charged ghosts.
* ''Film/{{Prison}}'' revolves ''Film/{{Prison}}'': Revolves around an electrically charged ghost who wants revenge.
* Horace Pinker, SerialKiller who made a DealWithTheDevil in ''Film/{{Shocker}}'', comes back after death as an electric ghost who can possess people.
*
''Film/TheRulingClass'': In a more satirical vein, the chief psychologist in ''Film/TheRulingClass'' attempts to cure Peter O Toole's protagonist - under the delusion that he is God - by introducing him to another crazed man calling himself the "AC-DC Messiah."
Messiah".
* ''Film/{{Shocker}}'': Horace Pinker, SerialKiller who made a DealWithTheDevil, comes back after death as an electric ghost who can possess people.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
Sith Lords in ''Franchise/StarWars'', Lords, most notably Emperor Palpatine, have the ability to use Force to attack and torture people with lightning. As he is arguably the most famous person to cackle madly while shocking victims, probably the TropeCodifier.
TropeCodifier.
* ''Film/StreetFighter'': M. Bison in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie has these vibes. [[AGodAmI FOR I BEHELD SATAN AS HE FELL FROM HEAVEN...]] HEAVEN]]... [[LargeHam LIKE LIIIIGHTNIIIING!!!]]
22nd Jan '17 4:25:32 AM Flame
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* Heckyl from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' is funny, insane and very dangerous. His lightning powers are one of the reasons why he was locked up in a solitary confinement for centuries (or longer). His EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''Wishing For a Hero'' says it all.
8th Jan '17 12:37:39 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''TopTen'', whose character Shock-Headed Peter is a [[FantasticRacism robot hater]], but definitely NOT psychotic. He also [[MommasBoy loves his momma]]. Although one issue stated Peter had some sociopathic tendencies.

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* Subverted in ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', whose character Shock-Headed Peter is a [[FantasticRacism robot hater]], but definitely NOT psychotic. He also [[MommasBoy loves his momma]]. Although one issue stated Peter had some sociopathic tendencies.
12th Dec '16 1:08:12 PM StandUser
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** PsychoForHire Mugino Shizuri/Meltdowner, the [[FourIsDeath 4th-ranked]] [[PowerLevels Level 5]] esper in Academy City, has the ability to control electrons and fire them as incredibly destructive [[FrickinLaserBeams energy beams]] capable of disintegrating any matter, which initially appear as [[EnergyBall floating orbs of light]]. During their battle, [[ShockAndAwe Misaka]] [[spoiler:notes that their powers are fundamentally the same, which is why they can redirect one another's attacks]]. She's a calm and confident leader until things [[HairTriggerTemper don't go her way]], [[spoiler:at which point she shows her foul-mouthed, AxCrazy true colors. She has a ''very'' fragile ego and an InferioritySuperiorityComplex on top of it and hates being humiliated, completely [[StealthPun melting down]] whenever she suffers a defeat]]. Her body is unable to handle the full extent of her ability, so her mind [[PowerLimiter subconsciously prevents her from using all of its power]] [[spoiler:lest she experience a SuperpowerMeltdown]]. She's quite possibly the most insane Level 5, managing to outdo Accelerator.

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** PsychoForHire Mugino Shizuri/Meltdowner, the [[FourIsDeath 4th-ranked]] [[PowerLevels Level 5]] esper in Academy City, has the ability to control electrons and fire them as incredibly destructive [[FrickinLaserBeams energy beams]] capable of disintegrating any matter, which initially appear as [[EnergyBall floating orbs of light]]. During their battle, [[ShockAndAwe Misaka]] [[spoiler:notes that their powers are fundamentally the same, which is why they can redirect one another's attacks]]. She's a calm and confident leader until things [[HairTriggerTemper don't go her way]], [[spoiler:at at which point she shows her foul-mouthed, AxCrazy true colors. colors, often accompanied by a SlasherSmile. She has a ''very'' fragile ego and an InferioritySuperiorityComplex on top of it and hates being humiliated, completely [[StealthPun melting down]] whenever she suffers a defeat]]. defeat. Her body ability is unable [[PowerIncontinence just as dangerous to handle the full extent of her ability, herself]] as it is to others, so her mind [[PowerLimiter [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength subconsciously prevents her from using drawing out all of its power]] [[spoiler:lest she experience a SuperpowerMeltdown]]. She's quite possibly the most insane Level 5, managing to outdo Accelerator.
12th Dec '16 10:26:54 AM StandUser
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** PsychoForHire Mugino Shizuri/[[spoiler:Meltdowner]], the [[spoiler:[[FourIsDeath 4th-ranked]] [[PowerLevels Level 5]] esper in Academy City]], has the ability to control electrons and fire them as incredibly destructive [[FrickinLaserBeams energy beams]] capable of disintegrating any matter, which initially appear as [[EnergyBall floating orbs of light]]. During their battle, [[ShockAndAwe Misaka]] [[spoiler:notes that their powers are fundamentally the same, which is why they can redirect one another's attacks]]. She's a calm and rational leader until things don't go her way, [[spoiler:at which point she shows her foul-mouthed, AxCrazy true colors. She has a ''very'' fragile ego and an InferioritySuperiorityComplex on top of it, despising Misaka (#3) for being ranked higher than her]]. Her body is unable to handle the full extent of her ability, so her mind [[PowerLimiter subconsciously prevents her from using all of its power]], [[spoiler:lest she experience a SuperpowerMeltdown (no pun).]] She's quite possibly the most insane Level 5, surpassing even Accelerator.

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** PsychoForHire Mugino Shizuri/[[spoiler:Meltdowner]], Shizuri/Meltdowner, the [[spoiler:[[FourIsDeath [[FourIsDeath 4th-ranked]] [[PowerLevels Level 5]] esper in Academy City]], City, has the ability to control electrons and fire them as incredibly destructive [[FrickinLaserBeams energy beams]] capable of disintegrating any matter, which initially appear as [[EnergyBall floating orbs of light]]. During their battle, [[ShockAndAwe Misaka]] [[spoiler:notes that their powers are fundamentally the same, which is why they can redirect one another's attacks]]. She's a calm and rational confident leader until things [[HairTriggerTemper don't go her way, way]], [[spoiler:at which point she shows her foul-mouthed, AxCrazy true colors. She has a ''very'' fragile ego and an InferioritySuperiorityComplex on top of it, despising Misaka (#3) for it and hates being ranked higher than her]]. humiliated, completely [[StealthPun melting down]] whenever she suffers a defeat]]. Her body is unable to handle the full extent of her ability, so her mind [[PowerLimiter subconsciously prevents her from using all of its power]], power]] [[spoiler:lest she experience a SuperpowerMeltdown (no pun).]] SuperpowerMeltdown]]. She's quite possibly the most insane Level 5, surpassing even managing to outdo Accelerator.
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