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17th Nov '17 9:19:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' featured an example in the episode "Rumpity-Dumpster", where a homeless man claims to have once been abducted by aliens from Mars. When startled by an amnesiac Ronaldo Rump carrying the Regenerator, he recognizes the Regenerator as Martian technology, so he clearly isn't just another [[CrazyHomelessPeople lunatic vagrant]].

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* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' featured an example in the episode "Rumpity-Dumpster", where a homeless man claims to have once been abducted by aliens from Mars. When startled by an amnesiac Ronaldo Rump carrying the Regenerator, he recognizes the Regenerator as Martian technology, so he clearly isn't just another [[CrazyHomelessPeople lunatic vagrant]].vagrant]] in spite of mistaking Rump for an alien.
17th Nov '17 9:15:55 AM CaptainTedium
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* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' featured an example in the episode "Rumpity-Dumpster", where a homeless man claims to have once been abducted by aliens from Mars. When startled by an amnesiac Ronaldo Rump carrying the Regenerator, he recognizes the Regenerator as Martian technology, so he clearly isn't just another [[CrazyHomelessPeople lunatic vagrant]].
13th Nov '17 12:18:28 PM HeroicJay
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*** Or, taken another way, she specifically sees Harry encounter the Grim, a specter of death that takes the form of a large black dog. [[spoiler:Her vision was much more literal than even she expected: Harry does, in fact, have a very significant encounter with a large black dog (which resembles, but is not, the Grim) by the end of the year.]]
13th Nov '17 11:56:11 AM narm00
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* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Malkavian clan are like this, as they were all insane in one way or another, but tended to have a hidden insight that was frequently ignored by the more sane clans due to their weirdness.

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* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Malkavian clan are like this, as they were are all insane in one way or another, but tended tend to have a hidden insight that was is frequently ignored by the more sane clans due to their weirdness.
6th Nov '17 8:11:25 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' short "The F-Tales", Chicken Little at first comes off as a paranoid conspiracy nut, but the end of the short reveals that he's right about the sky falling.
18th Oct '17 7:47:34 AM BeerBaron
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* In several ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, the book [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Chance%27s_Folly Chance's Folly]] tells the story of a thief known by the nickname "[[RedBaron Chance]]" who overheard someone mention a tomb containing great riches and decided to obtain them. To assist her she enlisted Ulstyr Moresby, a hulking Breton known for being a great warrior and for being totally bonkers, figuring that an insane man wouldn't particularly care if he didn't get an equal share of the loot. When asked to come along, Ulstyr nods and starts rattling off random phrases which seem like nonsense, but Chance becomes nervous when they eventually start coming true, wondering if the tales about the insane communing with Sheogorath, the [[MadGod Daedric Prince of Madness]] were actually true, and if he was feeding Ulstyr information. [[spoiler:He was]].
** "Chitin": [[spoiler:The next day, Ulstyr showed up wearing chitin armour. During the trip there was a downpour of rain that soaked Chance while Ulstyr stayed perfectly dry in his waterproof chitin]].
** "Hot steel": [[spoiler:Ulstyr carried a sword enchanted with fire damage, which was particularly effective against the Frost Atronachs guarding the tomb]].
** While exploring the tomb, Ulstyr added "drain ring" and "Mother Chance" to his vocabulary. [[spoiler:This came as quite a shock to Chance as she used her real name and not her nickname when introducing herself, and did indeed wear a ring capable of draining other people's vitality which she kept hidden under her glove]].
** "Fifty-three": [[spoiler:When they finally reached the treasure chamber, there were fifty-three sacks of gold]].
** "Walls beyond doors": [[spoiler:When Chance entered the treasure chamber, the door slammed shut behind her. From inside it looked indistinguishable from the wall, and could not be opened]].
** "Two months and back": [[spoiler:Ulstyr left and returned to the tomb after two months, when Chance would be long dead]].
** "Prop a rock": [[spoiler:Ulstyr used a rock to prop open the door so that it wouldn't slam shut on him as well, and took all the gold for himself]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** M'aiq the Lair is a recurring EasterEgg LegacyCharacter who has appeared in every game in the series since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who [[AuthorAvatar voices the opinions]] of the series' creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to both the [[TakeThatAudience audience]] (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above [[SelfDeprecation taking some]] at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]]. Given his role, M'aiq comes off as very detached from the setting, and each incarnation of him also has some odd quirks that cause him to come off as a CloudCuckoolander. However, he also offers some nuggets of truth buried deep in his BlatantLies dialogue.
In several ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, ''Morrowind'', he informs the player of Boethiah's sunken statue (which leads you to the subsequent quest) and in ''Skyrim'' he drops hints that the Falmer's blindness has something to do with the Dwemer.
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the book [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Chance%27s_Folly Chance's Folly]] Folly]], which tells the story of a thief known by the nickname "[[RedBaron Chance]]" who overheard someone mention a tomb containing great riches and decided to obtain them. To assist her she enlisted Ulstyr Moresby, a hulking Breton known for being a great warrior and for being totally bonkers, figuring that an insane man wouldn't particularly care if he didn't get an equal share of the loot. When asked to come along, Ulstyr nods and starts rattling off random phrases which seem like nonsense, but Chance becomes nervous when they eventually start coming true, wondering if the tales about the insane communing with Sheogorath, the [[MadGod Daedric Prince of Madness]] were actually true, and if he was feeding Ulstyr information. [[spoiler:He was]].
** *** "Chitin": [[spoiler:The next day, Ulstyr showed up wearing chitin armour. During the trip there was a downpour of rain that soaked Chance while Ulstyr stayed perfectly dry in his waterproof chitin]].
** *** "Hot steel": [[spoiler:Ulstyr carried a sword enchanted with fire damage, which was particularly effective against the Frost Atronachs guarding the tomb]].
** *** While exploring the tomb, Ulstyr added "drain ring" and "Mother Chance" to his vocabulary. [[spoiler:This came as quite a shock to Chance as she used her real name and not her nickname when introducing herself, and did indeed wear a ring capable of draining other people's vitality which she kept hidden under her glove]].
** *** "Fifty-three": [[spoiler:When they finally reached the treasure chamber, there were fifty-three sacks of gold]].
** *** "Walls beyond doors": [[spoiler:When Chance entered the treasure chamber, the door slammed shut behind her. From inside it looked indistinguishable from the wall, and could not be opened]].
** *** "Two months and back": [[spoiler:Ulstyr left and returned to the tomb after two months, when Chance would be long dead]].
** *** "Prop a rock": [[spoiler:Ulstyr used a rock to prop open the door so that it wouldn't slam shut on him as well, and took all the gold for himself]].
10th Oct '17 9:53:35 PM Firebrand96
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-->-- '''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]]''' (to [[CloudCuckoolander Sticks]]), ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''

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-->-- '''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog '''[[TheSmartGuy Tails]]''' (to [[CloudCuckoolander Sticks]]), ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''
30th Sep '17 5:58:20 PM nombretomado
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* Robbie, [[DarknessVisible William Marsh's]] loony younger brother, gives Lewis vital clues as to what the hell is happening in London. However, it takes some time for Lewis to realise, since Robbie has wrapped what happened to him into a deranged fantasy.

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* Robbie, [[DarknessVisible [[Literature/DarknessVisible William Marsh's]] loony younger brother, gives Lewis vital clues as to what the hell is happening in London. However, it takes some time for Lewis to realise, since Robbie has wrapped what happened to him into a deranged fantasy.
22nd Sep '17 5:54:18 AM Crino37
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Compare DumbassHasAPoint, JerkassHasAPoint, NoMereWindmill, ProperlyParanoid, MadOracle, CassandraTruth, CueTheFlyingPigs and IWarnedYou. Contrast WindmillCrusader. This trope may result in someone else GivingUpOnLogic. When combined with BreakingTheFourthWall, may result in AudienceWhatAudience, and a meta-version of this can overlap with AccidentallyCorrectWriting. If it's the MadnessMantra that was right all along, perhaps you should be a little afraid... And if the whole thing was a joke that happens to match reality, it's JokeAndReceive (doesn't require a CloudCuckoolander).

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Compare DumbassHasAPoint, JerkassHasAPoint, NoMereWindmill, ProperlyParanoid, MadOracle, CassandraTruth, CueTheFlyingPigs CueTheFlyingPigs, TheDogWasTheMastermind and IWarnedYou. Contrast WindmillCrusader. This trope may result in someone else GivingUpOnLogic. When combined with BreakingTheFourthWall, may result in AudienceWhatAudience, and a meta-version of this can overlap with AccidentallyCorrectWriting. If it's the MadnessMantra that was right all along, perhaps you should be a little afraid... And if the whole thing was a joke that happens to match reality, it's JokeAndReceive (doesn't require a CloudCuckoolander).
22nd Sep '17 5:50:56 AM Crino37
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* In ''Series/KenanAndKel'', there's an episode which the main characters find a map in the Rigby's basement that shows a hidden room with a word written on it. Kenan reads it "safe", but Kel thinks it is "sofa", which Kenan soon discards, as nobody would have a reason to hide a sofa. In the end of the episode, Kenan, Kel and Chris break the wall to the hidden room and... there's really a sofa inside it.
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