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14th Aug '17 12:54:20 PM Gosicrystal
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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 meant as 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 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 meant as a joke that happens to match reality, it's JokeAndReceive (doesn't require a CloudCuckoolander).
14th Aug '17 12:53:52 PM Gosicrystal
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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...

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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...
afraid... And if the whole thing was meant as a joke that happens to match reality, it's JokeAndReceive (doesn't require a CloudCuckoolander).
14th Jul '17 5:41:26 PM TheCuza
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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 by the moniker of Chance who brings a 'crazy' Breton named Ulstyr Moresby along on a treasure run, and learns that his seemingly insane "Yes, yes, yes, prop a rock, hot steel. Chitin. Walls beyond doors. Fifty-three. Two months and back." actually referred to [[spoiler: breaking into the tomb, avoiding traps, wearing the proper kind of armor, one-way locking stone doors, the number of gold bags within, and waiting two months for poor Chance to die off in order to return and take the gold himself.]]

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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 moniker 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 who brings a 'crazy' Breton named 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 Moresby along on 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 run, and learns that his seemingly insane "Yes, yes, yes, prop a rock, hot steel. Chitin. Walls chamber, there were fifty-three sacks of gold]].
** "Walls
beyond doors. Fifty-three. Two 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." actually referred back": [[spoiler:Ulstyr left and returned to [[spoiler: breaking into the tomb, avoiding traps, wearing the proper kind of armor, one-way locking stone doors, the number of gold bags within, and waiting tomb after two months for poor months, when Chance would be long dead]].
** "Prop a rock": [[spoiler:Ulstyr used a rock
to die off in order to return prop open the door so that it wouldn't slam shut on him as well, and take took all the gold himself.]]for himself]].
29th Jun '17 12:41:39 PM DannyVElAcme
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* Kamina in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Yes, he's admired as a leader and a fighter, but '''no one''' pays any heed to Kamina's constant praise of Simon and saying how he is destined for greatness, thinking it's the one thing he says that is absolutely bonkers. Simon [[TookALevelInBadass not only proves that Kamina was right all along]], he goes beyond even his brother's already sky-high expectations and literally becomes ''the greatest human in history''.
18th Jun '17 12:40:24 PM Gosicrystal
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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 AccidentallyAccurate. If it's the MadnessMantra that was right all along, perhaps you should be a little afraid...

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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 AccidentallyAccurate.AccidentallyCorrectWriting. If it's the MadnessMantra that was right all along, perhaps you should be a little afraid...
13th Jun '17 8:25:01 PM KillerClowns
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* Insane characters in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' can, as part of a random even chain, pass laws against violence that greatly resemble our own modern conceptions of human rights. Unfortunately, the effort really ''is'' quite insane, given that DeliberateValuesDissonance is a key part of the game and the rulers' neighbors and vassals will treat this as a sign of exploitable weakness.

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* Insane characters in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' can, as part of a random even chain, pass laws against violence that greatly resemble our own modern conceptions of human rights. Unfortunately, the effort really ''is'' quite insane, given that DeliberateValuesDissonance is a key part of the game and the rulers' neighbors and vassals will [[VirtueIsWeakness treat this as a sign of exploitable weakness.weakness]].
13th Jun '17 3:17:31 PM Jeduthun
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* Website/{{Snopes}} spends its time debunking UrbanLegends, which for the most part you'd be a fool to believe. But a small but non-negligible percentage of the stories they've researched actually turn out to be ''true''. A prime example is [[http://www.snopes.com/medical/asylum/fbipizza.asp this story of FBI agents trying to order pizza in an insane asylum]]— sounds like a joke, but to their astonishment it was confirmed by the FBI. As the site's authors observe:
--> "…no matter how bizarre, far-fetched, or incredible a story may seem at first glance, it should never be entirely discounted without at least some effort being made to verify it."
13th Jun '17 1:48:39 PM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' gives us No-Bark Noonan, Novac's local ConspiracyTheorist and crazy old man who has taken a few too many radscorpion stings to the head. Much of what he says is nonsense, but there's always a glimmer of truth in there, and the information you can dig out of his ramblings will help you complete several quests in town. After completing the quest "Come Fly with Me", No-Bark can be heard being interviewed on Radio New Vegas, where he gives a perfectly accurate recap of the events of the quest, but because it sounds just as crazy as everything else he says, it's dismissed.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' gives us No-Bark Noonan, Novac's local ConspiracyTheorist and crazy old man who has taken a few too many radscorpion stings to the head. Much of what he says is nonsense, but there's always a glimmer of truth in there, and the information you can dig out of his ramblings will help you complete several quests in town. After completing the quest "Come Fly with Me", No-Bark can be heard being interviewed on Radio New Vegas, where he gives a perfectly accurate recap of the events of the quest, but because it sounds just as crazy as everything else he says, it's dismissed. Also, there's the fact that the "interview" was actually just him yelling at a teddy bear, and one of RNV's microphones just happened to record it by accident.
12th Jun '17 7:09:24 AM StFan
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* In ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'', Toki, one of the residents of the nursing home, says to Sosuke that when human-faced fish come out of the ocean, it causes a tsunami. Sosuke sees this as senile rambling-- but of course, [[ApocalypseHow she's entirely right]].



* ''I Luv Halloween'' - In the midst of a ZombieApocalypse (which none of the cast care about as long as they get their Halloween candy), Finch's psychotic little sister believes that the "Chonklit monkeys" live in everyone's bowels and are responsible for replacing the Halloween candy with their poop. This later proves to be true, as a pair of monkeys pop out of a zombie's stomach and discuss their plans for another poop takeover.

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* ''I Luv Halloween'' - Halloween'': In the midst of a ZombieApocalypse (which none of the cast care about as long as they get their Halloween candy), Finch's psychotic little sister believes that the "Chonklit monkeys" live in everyone's bowels and are responsible for replacing the Halloween candy with their poop. This later proves to be true, as a pair of monkeys pop out of a zombie's stomach and discuss their plans for another poop takeover.



* {{Deadpool}} is convinced that he's a fictional character in a comic book, but since he's insane other characters dismiss this along with his other delusional ramblings.

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* {{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is convinced that he's a fictional character in a comic book, but since he's insane other characters dismiss this along with his other delusional ramblings.



* In the ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' episode "A Library with No Twilight", Rarity claims that she's [[WeaksauceWeakness allergic to water]]. The only evidence she cites is [[InsaneTrollLogic the fact that she gets a cold every time she stands in the rain for an hour]]. At the end of the episode, she actually does get a nasty rash on her face. "I ''told'' you I was allergic!"



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* In ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', Toki, one of the residents of the nursing home, says to Sosuke that when human-faced fish come out of the ocean, it causes a tsunami. Sosuke sees this as senile rambling -- but of course, [[ApocalypseHow she's entirely right]].



-->'''Marlin''': THAAAANKKK YOOOUUUUU SIRRRRRRR!\\
'''Dory''': ''[Impressed]'' Wow. Wish ''I'' could speak whale.

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-->'''Marlin''': -->'''Marlin:''' THAAAANKKK YOOOUUUUU SIRRRRRRR!\\
'''Dory''': ''[Impressed]'' '''Dory:''' ''[impressed]'' Wow. Wish ''I'' could speak whale.



** Sir Bedevere's InsaneTrollLogic about identifying witches by comparing their weight to a duck proves, at least in the instance shown, to be correct. The accused does indeed weigh the same as a duck, and admits "'Twas a fair cop" before being dragged away to be burned.
*** Except it turns out the scales are clearly unbalanced, as seen after the mob carries the witch away. It's part of the joke.

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** Sir Bedevere's InsaneTrollLogic about identifying witches by comparing their weight to a duck proves, at least in the instance shown, to be correct. The accused does indeed weigh the same as a duck, and admits "'Twas a fair cop" before being dragged away to be burned.
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burned. Except it turns out the scales are clearly unbalanced, as seen after the mob carries the witch away. It's part of the joke.



-->'''Reporter''': [[spoiler: Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C.]] have been left in ruins.
-->'''Russel Casse''': Good God! I've been sayin' it. I've been sayin' it for ten damn years. Ain't I been sayin' it, Miguel? Yeah, I've been sayin' it.

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-->'''Reporter''': [[spoiler: Los -->'''Reporter:''' [[spoiler:Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C.]] have been left in ruins.
-->'''Russel Casse''':
ruins.\\
'''Russel Casse:'''
Good God! I've been sayin' it. I've been sayin' it for ten damn years. Ain't I been sayin' it, Miguel? Yeah, I've been sayin' it.



--> '''[[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]]:''' Any of you lock a man in the cupboard?
--> '''[[Music/JohnLennon John]] and [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul]]:''' A man? Don't be soft.
--> '''Ringo:''' Well, ''somebody'' did. ''(leaves)''
--> '''[[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]]:''' ''(looks in cupboard, closes door, comes back)'' He's right, y'know.
--> '''John:''' [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight There you go]].

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--> '''[[Music/RingoStarr -->'''[[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]]:''' Any of you lock a man in the cupboard?
-->
cupboard?\\
'''[[Music/JohnLennon John]] and [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul]]:''' A man? Don't be soft.
-->
soft.\\
'''Ringo:''' Well, ''somebody'' did. ''(leaves)''
-->
''[leaves]''\\
'''[[Music/GeorgeHarrison George]]:''' ''(looks ''[looks in cupboard, closes door, comes back)'' back]'' He's right, y'know.
-->
y'know.\\
'''John:''' [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight There you go]].



* [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Zeghorz]] from ''Will of the Empress'' seems crazy to start with, but it turns out that he actually hears and sees things on the wind, making all of his babbling completely true.

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* [[Literature/CircleOfMagic Zeghorz]] ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'': Zeghorz from ''Will of the Empress'' seems crazy to start with, but it turns out that he actually hears and sees things on the wind, making all of his babbling completely true.



* Played with in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. In the short story ''Aftermath'', the POV is from Murphy. In it, she reveals that anyone who is not in the most detailed version of the know sees Harry as a [[AmbiguousDisorder possibly autistic]] [[CloudCuckoolander Cloudcuckoolander]] [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve who believes in 'magic'.]] Yet that same man goes on to routinely provide valuable help to the police, dispel any mystery and [[BeyondTheImpossible basically accomplish the impossible]] even if he won't quite say what's going on.

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* Played with in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. In the short story ''Aftermath'', the POV is from Murphy. In it, she reveals that anyone who is not in the most detailed version of the know sees Harry as a [[AmbiguousDisorder possibly autistic]] [[CloudCuckoolander Cloudcuckoolander]] {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve who believes in 'magic'."magic".]] Yet that same man goes on to routinely provide valuable help to the police, dispel any mystery and [[BeyondTheImpossible basically accomplish the impossible]] even if he won't quite say what's going on.






* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks' wacky landlady, Mrs. Davis, often gives good advice. [[spoiler: In TheMovie GrandFinale she plays a critical role in Miss Brooks' finally marrying Mr. Boynton and living HappilyEverAfter.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks' Brooks's wacky landlady, Mrs. Davis, often gives good advice. [[spoiler: In TheMovie GrandFinale she plays a critical role in Miss Brooks' finally marrying Mr. Boynton and living HappilyEverAfter.]]



-->'''River''': They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see sky, and they remember what they are.
-->'''Mal''': Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?

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-->'''River''': -->'''River:''' They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see sky, and they remember what they are. \n-->'''Mal''': \\
'''Mal:'''
Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?



-->'''Bridge:''' Well, [[ToMakeALongStoryShort long story short]], our mentor, who's uh, well, who's [[PettingZooPeople a dog]], got promoted to head of SPD which used to be run by [[PettingZooPeople a bird]], but he retired and went down to Miami and then Sky got promoted and then I got promoted, and that's why I'm the Red Ranger! [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble Or rather, will be]].
-->'''Dax:''' [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Makes sense to me!]]

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-->'''Bridge:''' Well, [[ToMakeALongStoryShort long story short]], our mentor, who's uh, well, who's [[PettingZooPeople a dog]], got promoted to head of SPD which used to be run by [[PettingZooPeople a bird]], but he retired and went down to Miami and then Sky got promoted and then I got promoted, and that's why I'm the Red Ranger! [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble Or rather, will be]].
-->'''Dax:'''
be]].\\
'''Dax:'''
[[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Makes sense to me!]]



* One of [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor's]] defining character traits. He is definitely a mad man with a box... [[CrazyAwesome and he knows exactly what he's doing]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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One of [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor's]] Doctor's defining character traits. He is definitely a mad man with a box... [[CrazyAwesome and he knows exactly what he's doing]]. Lampshaded by River Song:
--->'''Octavian:''' ''[about The Doctor]'' You trust this man?\\
'''River Song:''' I absolutely trust him.\\
'''Octavian:''' He's not some kind of madman, then?\\
'''River Song:''' ''[beat]'' I absolutely trust him.



** Lampshaded by River Song:
-->'''Octavian:''' ''[about The Doctor] You trust this man? ''
-->'''River Song:''' ''I absolutely trust him. ''
-->'''Octavian: ''' ''He's not some kind of madman, then? ''
-->'''River Song:''' ''[beat] I absolutely trust him.''



* The ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' episode "I Am Anne Frank" features a deranged Briarcliff patient who claims to be Anne Frank, insisting that she was wrongly reported as dead at Auschwitz, but kept her identity secret so that she could serve as a symbol of the innocents slaughtered by Hitler. As soon as she sees Dr. Arden, she goes berserk and claims that he was one of the Nazi doctors who [[PlayingWithSyringes experimented on Jewish prisoners in the camps]]. [[spoiler: It turns out that she's lying about being Anne Frank--but she's 100% right about Dr. Arden's Nazi past]].

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* The ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'' episode "I Am Anne Frank" features a deranged Briarcliff patient who claims to be Anne Frank, insisting that she was wrongly reported as dead at Auschwitz, but kept her identity secret so that she could serve as a symbol of the innocents slaughtered by Hitler. As soon as she sees Dr. Arden, she goes berserk and claims that he was one of the Nazi doctors who [[PlayingWithSyringes experimented on Jewish prisoners in the camps]]. [[spoiler: It turns out that she's lying about being Anne Frank--but Frank -- but she's 100% right about Dr. Arden's Nazi past]].



* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' uses this as its primary plot element. Protagonist and self-proclaimed MadScientist Kyouma Hououin (birth name: Okabe Rintarou) sees conspiracy in everything, blaming even minor, everyday inconveniences on the shadowy machinations of the world-spanning Organization, but since he's pretty much harmless, those around him just let it slide. So when he starts raving that [[FictionalCounterpart SERN]] has been researching TimeTravel with the ultimate goal of enslaving humanity, and that his microwave is the only thing that can stop them...



* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', Anghel Higure is a bird who's... not quite right in the head. Just for starters, he's convinced that he's a FallenAngel and the heroine is his reincarnated love Edel Blau, regularly [[DynamicEntry crashes through glass windows]] and loudly proclaims that he can sense demon spores that must be eradicated at once, and [[LargeHam treats even the most pedestrian decisions as life-and-death matters]]. However, in the Bad Boys Love route, it turns out that at least one part of his ramblings actually has validity to it: [[spoiler:the "demon spores" he keeps on ranting about and senses the most strongly in the infirmary were most likely the Charon virus Doctor Shuu was preparing to infect Ryouta with in the same infirmary, which indicates that he can actually sense diseases/viruses that no one else can]].
** There's a scene where Anghel can talk to Nageki Fujishiro, who is baffled. Partly because Anghel is... being Anghel, but also because he's talking about things [[spoiler: from before [[GhostAmnesia Nageki's death]] five years ago]] that he should have no way of knowing.
*** It goes far beyond this, in fact: After you've completed Bad Boy's Love, going back to the regular routes and listening to Anghel again will leave you with [[http://lexlee20.tumblr.com/post/23616979639/omg-himnesia the mind-blasting realization]] that everything he says, which once came off as complete nonsense, describes the events of that plot ''perfectly,'' leaving you with the impression that perhaps Anghel is the [[OnlySaneMan only sane bird]] at St. Pigeonation's.



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* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' uses this as its primary plot element. Protagonist and self-proclaimed MadScientist Kyouma Hououin (birth name: Okabe Rintarou) sees conspiracy in everything, blaming even minor, everyday inconveniences on the shadowy machinations of the world-spanning Organization, but since he's pretty much harmless, those around him just let it slide. So when he starts raving that [[FictionalCounterpart SERN]] has been researching TimeTravel with the ultimate goal of enslaving humanity, and that his microwave is the only thing that can stop them...
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'':
** Anghel Higure is a bird who's... not quite right in the head. Just for starters, he's convinced that he's a FallenAngel and the heroine is his reincarnated love Edel Blau, regularly [[DynamicEntry crashes through glass windows]] and loudly proclaims that he can sense demon spores that must be eradicated at once, and [[LargeHam treats even the most pedestrian decisions as life-and-death matters]]. However, in the Bad Boys Love route, it turns out that at least one part of his ramblings actually has validity to it: [[spoiler:the "demon spores" he keeps on ranting about and senses the most strongly in the infirmary were most likely the Charon virus Doctor Shuu was preparing to infect Ryouta with in the same infirmary, which indicates that he can actually sense diseases/viruses that no one else can]].
** There's a scene where Anghel can talk to Nageki Fujishiro, who is baffled. Partly because Anghel is... being Anghel, but also because he's talking about things [[spoiler: from before [[GhostAmnesia Nageki's death]] five years ago]] that he should have no way of knowing. It goes far beyond this, in fact: After you've completed Bad Boy's Love, going back to the regular routes and listening to Anghel again will leave you with [[http://lexlee20.tumblr.com/post/23616979639/omg-himnesia the mind-blasting realization]] that everything he says, which once came off as complete nonsense, describes the events of that plot ''perfectly,'' leaving you with the impression that perhaps Anghel is the [[OnlySaneMan only sane bird]] at St. Pigeonation's.
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* One chapter of ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features eccentric egg farmer Masayuki, who tells a silly story to Kamimura (one of our heroes), and is hardly seen again. As it turns out, the moral of that story is the central message of the whole series.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** A lot of the seemingly crazy things Caboose says actually turn out to be right (at least to some degree) in the long run. For example, in the first season he thinks that Church is "a gay robot", and six years later [[spoiler:comes the big [[TheReveal Reveal]] that Church was in fact an A.I. rather than a human.]] After a time travel episode, he also notes that "Time... line? Time isn't made out of lines. It is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round." which actually fits with the eventual series theme of events going in circles.
** In season 8, Doc, Agent Washington, and the Meta are heading to Sidewinder to track down Church. Wash stops the jeep, and notes that there might be a trap waiting, one set up by a freelancer. Doc suggests that Wash noticing the trap might be part of the trap, but Wash assures him that he's overthinking things. Then it turns out that they stopped the jeep in the center of a circle of proximity mines. Doc manages to say, "Told you so" just before the kaboom.
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* The crazy ConspiracyTheorist in [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/06/28/spacetrawler-53/ this]] ''{{Webcomic/Spacetrawler}}'' strip is definitely right about four of her crazy ideas. She shows up again in [[http://spacetrawler.com/2012/03/11/spacetrawler-212/ a later strip]] and is once again dead on target.

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* The crazy ConspiracyTheorist in [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/06/28/spacetrawler-53/ this]] ''{{Webcomic/Spacetrawler}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' strip is definitely right about four of her crazy ideas. She shows up again in [[http://spacetrawler.com/2012/03/11/spacetrawler-212/ a later strip]] and is once again dead on target.



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* One chapter of ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features eccentric egg farmer Masayuki, who tells a silly story to Kamimura (one of our heroes), and is hardly seen again. As it turns out, the moral of that story is the central message of the whole series.
* In one of the endings to the WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ''Silent Hill: Dying Inside'' review, Linkara is transported into the {{Cloudcuckooland}} that is Phantasmagoria. When he speaks to Pollo, Pollo responds with "His soul is blue. His heart is steel." [[spoiler:It's a reference to Mechakara and a clue to his identity -- specifically, that he's actually an alternate universe Pollo]].
* In Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars, Kari points out that, technically, it was Arcie's fault for letting the other Legendaries in the Pokemon world grow up to be so dysfunctional, Arcie agrees.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** A lot of the seemingly crazy things Caboose says actually turn out to be right (at least to some degree) in the long run. For example, in the first season he thinks that Church is "a gay robot", and six years later [[spoiler:comes the big [[TheReveal Reveal]] that Church was in fact an A.I. rather than a human.]] After a time travel episode, he also notes that "Time... line? Time isn't made out of lines. It is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round." which actually fits with the eventual series theme of events going in circles.
** In season 8, Doc, Agent Washington, and the Meta are heading to Sidewinder to track down Church. Wash stops the jeep, and notes that there might be a trap waiting, one set up by a freelancer. Doc suggests that Wash noticing the trap might be part of the trap, but Wash assures him that he's overthinking things. Then it turns out that they stopped the jeep in the center of a circle of proximity mines. Doc manages to say, "Told you so" just before the kaboom.

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* One chapter of ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features eccentric egg farmer Masayuki, who tells a silly story to Kamimura (one of our heroes), and is hardly seen again. As it turns out, the moral of that story is the central message of the whole series.
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* In one of the endings to the WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall ''Silent ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Silent Hill: Dying Inside'' review, Linkara is transported into the {{Cloudcuckooland}} that is Phantasmagoria. When he speaks to Pollo, Pollo responds with "His soul is blue. His heart is steel." [[spoiler:It's a reference to Mechakara and a clue to his identity -- specifically, that he's actually an alternate universe Pollo]].
* In Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars, ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', Kari points out that, technically, it was Arcie's fault for letting the other Legendaries in the Pokemon Pokémon world grow up to be so dysfunctional, dysfunctional. Arcie agrees.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** A lot of the seemingly crazy things Caboose says actually turn out to be right (at least to some degree) in the long run. For example, in the first season he thinks that Church is "a gay robot", and six years later [[spoiler:comes the big [[TheReveal Reveal]] that Church was in fact an A.I. rather than a human.]] After a time travel episode, he also notes that "Time... line? Time isn't made out of lines. It is made out of circles. That is why clocks are round." which actually fits with the eventual series theme of events going in circles.
** In season 8, Doc, Agent Washington, and the Meta are heading to Sidewinder to track down Church. Wash stops the jeep, and notes that there might be a trap waiting, one set up by a freelancer. Doc suggests that Wash noticing the trap might be part of the trap, but Wash assures him that he's overthinking things. Then it turns out that they stopped the jeep in the center of a circle of proximity mines. Doc manages to say, "Told you so" just before the kaboom.
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* In the ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' episode "A Library with No Twilight", Rarity claims that she's [[WeaksauceWeakness allergic to water]]. The only evidence she cites is [[InsaneTrollLogic the fact that she gets a cold every time she stands in the rain for an hour]]. At the end of the episode, she actually does get a nasty rash on her face. "I ''told'' you I was allergic!"



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' - While in the middle of a drug-fueled MushroomSamba, Roger refused to let go of a big bag of cat food, afraid that he was becoming immune to gravity. At the end of the episode, he drops the bag and floats off.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' - ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': While in the middle of a drug-fueled MushroomSamba, Roger refused to let go of a big bag of cat food, afraid that he was becoming immune to gravity. At the end of the episode, he drops the bag and floats off.



-->'''Bart:''' But what's really amazing, is that this is exactly what Dad said would happen.
-->'''Lisa:''' Yeah, Dad was right...
-->'''Homer''': I know kids, I'm scared too!" (Family hugs, terrified)

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-->'''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' But what's really amazing, is that this is exactly what Dad said would happen.
-->'''Lisa:'''
happen.\\
'''Lisa:'''
Yeah, Dad was right...
-->'''Homer''':
right...\\
'''Homer:'''
I know kids, I'm scared too!" (Family ''[family hugs, terrified)terrified]''



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** "Swarm of the Century," only Pinkie Pie recognizes the adorable bug Fluttershy found in the forest as a troublesome (and rapidly multiplying) Parasprite, but her attempts to gather up the needed equipment to get rid of the swarm is seen by her friends as her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} being her random self]]. The fact that she says "I need this instrument" without explaining ''why'' she needs it, only strengthens this perception (and fuels the notorious BrokenAesop of the episode), and they gripe that she isn't helping them round up and dispose of the bugs. That changes when she managed to [[MagicalFlutist lead the swarm out of Ponyville.]]
** Used in "Over a Barrel," where she attempts to settle things between a western town of ponies in Appleloosa and a tribe of buffalo. Unfortunately, she does so via a ridiculous song and dance number that irritates the two groups even though her message is the best solution for the both of them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Swarm of the Century," Century", only Pinkie Pie recognizes the adorable bug Fluttershy found in the forest as a troublesome (and rapidly multiplying) Parasprite, but her attempts to gather up the needed equipment to get rid of the swarm is seen by her friends as her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} being her random self]]. The fact that she says "I need this instrument" without explaining ''why'' she needs it, only strengthens this perception (and fuels the notorious BrokenAesop of the episode), and they gripe that she isn't helping them round up and dispose of the bugs. That changes when she managed manages to [[MagicalFlutist lead the swarm out of Ponyville.]]
** Used in "Over a Barrel," Barrel", where she Pinkie attempts to settle things between a western town of ponies in Appleloosa and a tribe of buffalo. Unfortunately, she does so via a ridiculous song and dance number that irritates the two groups even though her message is the best solution for the both of them.



* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''

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* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''''WesternAnimation/CatDog'':



* Crocker's theories in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' are spot on, and he's the only person outside of other kids with fairies to recognize it. He usually manages to correctly predict what Timmy has wished for, even if he went from a completely absurd starting point to reach that conclusion, and some of his anti-fairy gear ''actually works'', somehow.
** In "Crocker of Gold", Cosmo is spouting a lot of crazy leprechaun facts that Timmy and Wanda don't believe...until real leprechauns appear and confirm them.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' Thundera's {{Catfolk}} RebelPrince Lion-O suffers from a longstanding reputation as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} due to a stubborn, romantic belief in mythical "[[LostTechnology technology]]," and a very public instance of [[ZombieAdvocate Zombie Advocacy]] where he defended and pardoned some enemy LizardFolk scavengers. When a Lizard army invades with a SuperWeaponSurprise of laser rifles and {{Walking Tank}}s to destroy Lion-O's [[MedievalStasis medieval kingdom]], even he can't bring himself to gloat. He gets to feel a little pride, however, when a Lizard he pardoned shows up [[AndroclesLion to repay him]], [[spoiler: slipping the key to Lion-O's prison cell [[JailBake in some soup.]]]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
**
Crocker's theories in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' are spot on, and he's the only person outside of other kids with fairies to recognize it. He usually manages to correctly predict what Timmy has wished for, even if he went from a completely absurd starting point to reach that conclusion, and some of his anti-fairy gear ''actually works'', somehow.
** In "Crocker of Gold", Cosmo is spouting a lot of crazy leprechaun facts that Timmy and Wanda don't believe... until real leprechauns appear and confirm them.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' Thundera's {{Catfolk}} RebelPrince Lion-O suffers from a longstanding reputation as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} due to a stubborn, romantic belief in mythical "[[LostTechnology technology]]," and a very public instance of [[ZombieAdvocate Zombie Advocacy]] where he defended and pardoned some enemy LizardFolk scavengers. When a Lizard army invades with a SuperWeaponSurprise of laser rifles and {{Walking Tank}}s to destroy Lion-O's [[MedievalStasis medieval kingdom]], even he can't bring himself to gloat. He gets to feel a little pride, however, when a Lizard he pardoned shows up [[AndroclesLion to repay him]], [[spoiler: slipping the key to Lion-O's prison cell [[JailBake in some soup.]]]]



* [[ConspiracyTheorist Matt Bluestone]] of ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}''. He's convinced there are gargoyles that patrol the city at night, and that the Illuminati exist, control even the President, and are part of an AncientConspiracy that stretches back to the Middle Ages. If this were a more reality-based show, he'd be nuts, but in [[FantasyKitchenSink this show]], everything he believes is true. Not only that, but he eventually becomes the gargoyles' FriendOnTheForce and actually ''joins'' the Illuminati.

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* [[ConspiracyTheorist Matt Bluestone]] of ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. He's convinced there are gargoyles that patrol the city at night, and that the Illuminati exist, control even the President, and are part of an AncientConspiracy that stretches back to the Middle Ages. If this were a more reality-based show, he'd be nuts, but in [[FantasyKitchenSink this show]], everything he believes is true. Not only that, but he eventually becomes the gargoyles' FriendOnTheForce and actually ''joins'' the Illuminati.



* {{Zigzagged}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--first, [[ConspiracyTheorist Ronaldo]] has [[TheReptilians a ridiculously incorrect theory]] about the events in Beach City, only to learn that most of them were caused by the Crystal Gems--something which he and the rest of the town are FantasticallyIndifferent toward. However, then he twists them around into a conspiracy theory by declaring that "[[{{Shapeshifting}} polymorphic]] [[SiliconBasedLife sentient rocks]]" are trying to hollow out the Earth, under the command of the "Diamond Authority." As the series progresses, we find out that while the Crystal Gems are good guys, Ronaldo's theories are true for [[GalacticConqueror the rest of their species]]. Even the term "Diamond Authority" turns out to be accurate.

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* {{Zigzagged}} on ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''--first, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' -- first, [[ConspiracyTheorist Ronaldo]] has [[TheReptilians a ridiculously incorrect theory]] about the events in Beach City, only to learn that most of them were caused by the Crystal Gems--something which he and the rest of the town are FantasticallyIndifferent toward. However, then he twists them around into a conspiracy theory by declaring that "[[{{Shapeshifting}} polymorphic]] [[SiliconBasedLife sentient rocks]]" are trying to hollow out the Earth, under the command of the "Diamond Authority." As the series progresses, we find out that while the Crystal Gems are good guys, Ronaldo's theories are true for [[GalacticConqueror the rest of their species]]. Even the term "Diamond Authority" turns out to be accurate.



%%* From time to time, Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is right about his 'so-called' paranoid delusions.
%%* Used constantly in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. The most ridiculous explanation given will 'always' be the right one

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%%* From time to time, Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is right about his 'so-called' "so-called" paranoid delusions.
%%* Used constantly in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. The most ridiculous explanation given will 'always' "always" be the right oneone.



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* In ''Film/DarkCity'', everyone believes Detective Eddie Walenski has been driven mad by the stress of his job, the horror of the serial killer case he'd been working on, and other pressures. Walenski, on the other hand, keeps saying that there is no case, his wife is not his wife, that things keep changing on a nightly basis, that everyone's past has been erased, and the only way out of the trap they're all in is to kill oneself. He is, of course, utterly and completely correct.

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* In ''Film/DarkCity'', ''Film/DarkCity'' provides one of the most shocking examples: everyone believes Detective Eddie Walenski has been driven mad by the stress of his job, the horror of the serial killer case he'd been working on, and other pressures. Walenski, on the other hand, keeps saying that there is no case, his wife is not his wife, that things keep changing on a nightly basis, that everyone's past has been erased, and the only way out of the trap they're all in is to kill oneself. He is, of course, utterly and completely correct.
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