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26th Jun '16 10:45:52 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[BaldursGate Throne of Bhaal]]'', the mad general Gromnir basically tells you Amelissan's evil plot early on, but nobody takes him seriously because they assume he's just raving. [[ProperlyParanoid (He is, but being paranoid doesn't mean they aren't really after you.)]]
* Roadkill in ''TwistedMetal 2'' where he was called crazy for believing that the whole thing was AllJustADream but in the end of the story Calypso believed him, granted his wish, and he woke up. [[SchrodingersButterfly Or did he?]]

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* In ''[[BaldursGate ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal Throne of Bhaal]]'', the mad general Gromnir basically tells you Amelissan's evil plot early on, but nobody takes him seriously because they assume he's just raving. [[ProperlyParanoid (He is, but being paranoid doesn't mean they aren't really after you.)]]
* Roadkill in ''TwistedMetal ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2'' where he was called crazy for believing that the whole thing was AllJustADream but in the end of the story Calypso believed him, granted his wish, and he woke up. [[SchrodingersButterfly Or did he?]]
23rd Jun '16 3:29:47 PM BobTanaka
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->''"Your psychotic ramblings weren't entirely divorced from reality."''
-->--[[SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] (to [[CloudCuckoolander Sticks]]), '''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'''
10th Jun '16 10:55:16 PM HighCrate
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': ''Delirium'' of the Endless is one serious cuckoolander with bipolar tendencies. Nevertheless the members of the Endless family tend to embody not only what their names might suggest (dying, despairing, destroying) but also the opposite (being born, hoping, re-/creating). Delirium claims more than once to know things that even ''Destiny'' - the guy who has everything about the universe written down in his big book of all that was and will be - does not. Is she just boasting? Or is she - due to the Endless' duality - the queen of the cuckoos and secret keeper of true enlightenment combined?
** Destiny seems unconcerned about everything except the immediate future; While he knows what ''does'' happen next, Delirium might know everything that ''could'' happen.
** Delirium is capable of becoming sane at will, but it causes her great pain to do so. This might suggest that the other half of her dual nature is in fact the sort of [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow merciless, soul-crushing reality]] that makes people [[GoMadFromTheRevelation go crazy]] in the first place.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': ''ComicBook/TheSandman'':
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''Delirium'' of the Endless is one serious cuckoolander with bipolar tendencies. Nevertheless the members of the Endless family tend to embody not only what their names might suggest (dying, despairing, destroying) but also the opposite (being born, hoping, re-/creating). Delirium claims more than once to know things that even ''Destiny'' - the guy who has everything about the universe written down in his big book of all that was and will be - does not. Is she just boasting? Or is she - due to the Endless' duality - the queen of the cuckoos and secret keeper of true enlightenment combined?
** Destiny seems unconcerned about everything except the immediate future; While he knows what ''does'' happen next, Delirium might know everything that ''could'' happen.
**
combined? Delirium is capable of becoming sane at will, but it causes her great pain to do so. This might suggest that the other half of her dual nature is in fact the sort of [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow merciless, soul-crushing reality]] that makes people [[GoMadFromTheRevelation go crazy]] in the first place.



* Grandpa Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''--"Twisted tail...a thousand eyes...trapped forever... EEEPA! EEEPA!"
** Lampshaded later on: "My god, the crazy old man in church was right!" By himself.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', the EccentricMentor Rafiki convinces Simba to return home and take his rightful place as king by literally knocking some sense into him.

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* %%* Grandpa Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''--"Twisted tail...a thousand eyes...trapped forever... EEEPA! EEEPA!"
** %%** Lampshaded later on: "My god, the crazy old man in church was right!" By himself.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', the EccentricMentor Rafiki convinces Simba to return home and take his rightful place as king by literally knocking some sense into him.
himself.



* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Doc Brown's eccentric nature forces everyone but Marty to believe he's a crackpot (and in some ways - see the "mind-reading helmet" from 1955 - he really ''is''), but he ''did'' invent the time machine...
** Although even the helmet [[http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Brain-wave_analyzer might have been accurate]], to a degree.



* Mrs. Bickerman from ''Film/LakePlacid''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Sometimes Yoda is the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, sometimes he's an EccentricMentor. Regardless, he's pretty much always right. When he's wrong, he goes into self-exile.
** Really, most of his cuckoolander elements were there to test Luke. While he's not without a sense of humor, he's pretty serious during Luke's training.

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* %%* Mrs. Bickerman from ''Film/LakePlacid''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Sometimes Yoda is the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, sometimes he's an EccentricMentor. Regardless, he's pretty much always right. When he's wrong, he goes into self-exile.
** Really, most of his cuckoolander elements were there to test Luke. While he's not without a sense of humor, he's pretty serious during Luke's training.
''Film/LakePlacid''.



** LampshadeHanging courtesy of Violet. "No way..."
* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou?'' Blind Seer: "You will see a... a cooow... on the roof of a... cotton house, ha." Yeah right, a cow.

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** LampshadeHanging courtesy of Violet. "No way..."
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%%* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou?'' Blind Seer: "You will see a... a cooow... on the roof of a... cotton house, ha." Yeah right, a cow.



* Justin in ''The Great New Wonderful''. Although in his case, it would probably be more fitting to replace [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} "Cuckoolander"]] with [[TheDitz "outright dumbass"]].

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* %%* Justin in ''The Great New Wonderful''. Although in his case, it would probably be more fitting to replace [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} "Cuckoolander"]] with [[TheDitz "outright dumbass"]].



* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' has Tim the Enchanter ranting about how dangerous a fluffy rabbit is, to the knights' bemusement, [[KillerRabbit at least until they try to get past it]]
** The guard at the French castle counts as well. At first it seems like he has no idea what the Holy Grail even is, [[spoiler: yet his claim that "we've already got one" turns out to be the truth.]]

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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' has Tim ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'':
** At first it seems like
the Enchanter ranting about how dangerous a fluffy rabbit is, to the knights' bemusement, [[KillerRabbit at least until they try to get past it]]
** The
guard at the French castle counts as well. At first it seems like he has no idea what the Holy Grail even is, [[spoiler: yet his claim that "we've already got one" turns out to be the truth.]]



* In ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', Marty is TheStoner, always talking about the "[[ProperlyParanoid puppeteers]]" and how he isn't going to be controlled by them. He also plays the part of the OnlySaneMan.
** Its zig-zagged in this case. They're all being affected by drugs and psychological conditioning to conform to stereotypical roles, except Marty who's weed is somehow making him immune. Occasionally, they fight their conditioning long enough to notice something isn't right.

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* In ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', Marty is TheStoner, always talking about the "[[ProperlyParanoid puppeteers]]" and how he isn't going to be controlled by them. He also plays It turns out [[spoiler: the part of the OnlySaneMan.
** Its zig-zagged in this case. They're all
characters ''are'' being affected by drugs manipulated, and psychological conditioning to conform to stereotypical roles, except it goes ''way'' deeper than even Marty who's weed is somehow making him immune. Occasionally, they fight their conditioning long enough to notice something isn't right.guessed.]]



* ''Film/RosemarysBaby'': This happens to Rosemary. It turns out [[spoiler:her neighbors were indeed part of a satanic cult that, with the help of her own husband, impregnated her with the son of Satan during a creepy ritual and were forcing her to stay on a disgusting diet to ensure that her hellspawn would be born strong and healthy]].
* In ''Film/RearWindow'', Jeff, who spends entire days peeping at his neighbors, tries to convince everyone around him [[spoiler:that one of the neighbors killed their wife and hid the body]]. And he's 100% right.

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* %%* ''Film/RosemarysBaby'': This happens to Rosemary. It turns out [[spoiler:her neighbors were indeed part of a satanic cult that, with the help of her own husband, impregnated her with the son of Satan during a creepy ritual and were forcing her to stay on a disgusting diet to ensure that her hellspawn would be born strong and healthy]].
* In ''Film/RearWindow'', Jeff, who spends entire days peeping at his neighbors, tries to convince everyone around him [[spoiler:that one of the neighbors killed their wife and hid the body]]. And he's 100% right.
healthy]].



* In ''Film/CatPeople'', Oliver and Alice belatedly realize this about Irena's stories about the cat curse.

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* %%* In ''Film/CatPeople'', Oliver and Alice belatedly realize this about Irena's stories about the cat curse.



* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'': WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck believes that Damien Drake is a super-spy who's secret identity is an actor who plays a super-spy. DJ believes it to be nonsense, but later finds it out to be true.

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* ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'': WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck believes that Damien Drake is a super-spy who's whose secret identity is an actor who plays a super-spy. DJ believes it to be nonsense, but later finds it out to be true.



* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' is the TropeCodifier. Yossarian finally figures out what Orr was telling him in the end.

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* %%* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' is the TropeCodifier. Yossarian finally figures out what Orr was telling him in the end.



** For the first four books, Hagrid's status as the FluffyTamer and AdmiringTheAbomination, usually the MonsterOfTheWeek is regarded with bemusement and dread by Ron, Harry and Hermione, but even Hermione, highly friendly and compassionate, has a nervous breakdown when he returns to Hogwarts with his Giant Half-brother who he's trying to teach English, not caring that it could possibly endanger every student at Hogwarts!!! Everyone expects this to be Hagrid's greatest folly but it turns out that...Hagrid's crude attempts at teaching his brother English and civilizing him worked!!

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** For the first four books, Hagrid's status as the FluffyTamer and AdmiringTheAbomination, usually the MonsterOfTheWeek is regarded with bemusement and dread by Ron, Harry and Hermione, but even Hermione, highly friendly and compassionate, has a nervous breakdown when he returns to Hogwarts with his Giant Half-brother who he's trying to teach English, not caring that it could possibly endanger every student at Hogwarts!!! Hogwarts. Everyone expects this to be Hagrid's greatest folly but it turns out that...that Hagrid's crude attempts at teaching his brother English and civilizing him worked!!actually work.



*** Remember when she kept mentioning that big black dog that appeared as an omen to Harry? She (and some others) interpreted it as a Grim, but then the dog's true identity came out...



*** Also, Ron Weasley's prediction in her class - that [[spoiler: Harry will suffer but will be happy about it]] - sounds very much like what happens in the end, too.



** A meta example. Tara Gilespie, author of the notoriously bad fanfic MyImmortal correctly guessed the final plot twist ([[spoiler: In her words "nd den hairy wil have 2 kommit suicide so voldimort will die koz he will rilly be a horcrox!!!!!". The only real innacuracies are the Voldemort did not die immediately, but merely became vulnerable, and that Harry got better.]]) in great detail.



* The prisoner Numbers from ''Literature/{{Airman}}'' only babbles apparently incoherent numbers, which are crucial for the plot development.

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* %%* The prisoner Numbers from ''Literature/{{Airman}}'' only babbles apparently incoherent numbers, which are crucial for the plot development.



* ''LightNovel/TheLongingOfShiinaRyo'': When Shin-tsu tells you he played cards with Santa, you better believe him.

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* %%* ''LightNovel/TheLongingOfShiinaRyo'': When Shin-tsu tells you he played cards with Santa, you better believe him.



* Creator/GKChesterton loved this trope, employing it in such works as ''Manalive'' and ''Napoleon of Notting Hill''
** Heck, Chesterton ''himself'' sometimes comes across as this due to his rather unique way of expressing himself.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Lysa Tully is crazy ten times over, but her warning to Catelyn about the Lannisters' treachery doesn't seem to be far off, [[spoiler: only [[SubvertedTrope she lied.]] The murder of her husband, which was what supposedly tipped her off to the Lannisters, was perpetrated by ''her.'']]

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* %%* Creator/GKChesterton loved this trope, employing it in such works as ''Manalive'' and ''Napoleon of Notting Hill''
** Heck, Chesterton ''himself'' sometimes comes across as this due to his rather unique way of expressing himself.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Lysa Tully is crazy ten times over, but her warning to Catelyn about the Lannisters' treachery doesn't seem to be far off, [[spoiler: only [[SubvertedTrope she lied.]] The murder of her husband, which was what supposedly tipped her off to the Lannisters, was perpetrated by ''her.'']]



* ''Literature/LordPeterWimsey'' runs on this trope and ObfuscatingStupidity.

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* %%* ''Literature/LordPeterWimsey'' runs on this trope and ObfuscatingStupidity.



** Spike remained DangerouslyGenreSavvy even when he went crazy after getting his soul back and getting {{Mind Screw}}ed by the BigBad of season 7, so much so that, in the episode "Same Time, Same Place", he's the only one to figure out that Willow can't see or interact with the rest of the Scoobies and vice-versa. Of course that was only because he was interacting with them at the same time, and noticed they couldn't see or interact with each other.
** Drusilla babbles insanely, thinks she can see the stars right through her ceiling, and worries about her dolly Miss Edith. All of her ramblings turn out to be psychic predictions, meaning she's a MadOracle.
*** This trope is slightly [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] when we find out she started out perfectly sane and psychic, and was tortured into insanity. She's always been right, but she hasn't always been a Cuckoolander.

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** Spike remained DangerouslyGenreSavvy retained some of himself even when he went crazy after getting his soul back and getting {{Mind Screw}}ed by the BigBad of season 7, so much so that, in the episode "Same Time, Same Place", he's the only one to figure out that Willow can't see or interact with the rest of the Scoobies and vice-versa. Of course that was only because he was interacting with them at the same time, and noticed they couldn't see or interact with each other.
** Drusilla babbles insanely, thinks she can see the stars right through her ceiling, and worries about her dolly Miss Edith. All of her ramblings turn out to be psychic predictions, meaning she's a MadOracle.
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MadOracle. This trope is slightly [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] when we find out she started out perfectly sane and psychic, and was tortured into insanity. She's always been right, but she hasn't always been a Cuckoolander.



** Nobody ever listens to poor Zathras, although they probably should've.

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** %%** Nobody ever listens to poor Zathras, although they probably should've.



** Garibaldi tells a war story about this trope in "The Long Night". The person he tells the story ''to'', a guy named Amis, also fits the trope--and the ''reason'' Amis is crazy is because of his experience with the MonsterOfTheWeek.

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** %%** Garibaldi tells a war story about this trope in "The Long Night". The person he tells the story ''to'', a guy named Amis, also fits the trope--and the ''reason'' Amis is crazy is because of his experience with the MonsterOfTheWeek.



* In the episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' "Coerced", a schizophrenic man rants ([[NotSoFastBucko after]] the judge decides to institutionalise him for treatment) that someone was murdered in his last home. The detectives realise that since he was medicated at the time it might be true and invesitigate. [[spoiler: It turns out that [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot home killed a woman in the room next to his through negligance and withheld his medication]]] so no one would believe him (making them responsible for the man's actions when they [[RevealingCoverup dumped him on the street]]).]]

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* In the episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' "Coerced", a schizophrenic man rants ([[NotSoFastBucko after]] the judge decides to institutionalise institutionalize him for treatment) that someone was murdered in his last home. The detectives realise that since he was medicated at the time it might be true and invesitigate. investigate. [[spoiler: It turns out that [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot home killed a woman in the room next to his through negligance negligence and withheld his medication]]] so no one would believe him (making them responsible for the man's actions when they [[RevealingCoverup dumped him on the street]]).]]



* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has Sherlock Hemlock, who always comes up with zany explanations of the "crime scene" (but was right at least once).

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* %%* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has Sherlock Hemlock, who always comes up with zany explanations of the "crime scene" (but was right at least once).



* In ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', resident cuckoolander Harry Solomon is very often the OnlySaneMan (by comparison with the other aliens) and is often proved right.

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* %%* In ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', resident cuckoolander Harry Solomon is very often the OnlySaneMan (by comparison with the other aliens) and is often proved right.



* The stinger for season 2 of {{Series/Galavant}}, [[spoiler: Tad Cooper really is a dragon.]]

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* %%* The stinger for season 2 of {{Series/Galavant}}, [[spoiler: Tad Cooper really is a dragon.]]



** Their predecessors, Vladimir and Estragon from ''WaitingForGodot'', have a similar dynamic, with Vladimir as the misguided intellectual and Estragon as the understanding fool.

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** * Their predecessors, Vladimir and Estragon from ''WaitingForGodot'', have a similar dynamic, with Vladimir as the misguided intellectual and Estragon as the understanding fool.



** It doesn't help that they sound like Miss Cleo without the accent.



* Early in Bioware's ''Videogame/MassEffect1'' we get Manuel, a quack on Eden Prime that raves incomprehensibly about an end of the world scenario and is treated as insane by his companion. WAY later on in the game the team learns that his doomsday rants are more accurate than you originally thought. The accuracy of his rambling has lead [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some fans to theorise]] that Manuel might have ''also'' glimpsed the Prothean beacon's message and his mind was destroyed, as Liara suggested might happen to someone who, unlike Shepard, lacked the extraordinary willpower to handle it.

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* Early in Bioware's ''Videogame/MassEffect1'' we get Manuel, a quack on Eden Prime that raves incomprehensibly about an end of the world scenario and is treated as insane by his companion. WAY later on in the game the team learns that his doomsday rants are more accurate than you originally thought. The accuracy of his rambling has lead [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation some fans to theorise]] theorize]] that Manuel might have ''also'' glimpsed the Prothean beacon's message and his mind was destroyed, as Liara suggested might happen to someone who, unlike Shepard, lacked the extraordinary willpower to handle it.



** One Volus billionaire claimed that he had a vision of "machine devils" and went to great experience trying to excavate a world where he believed tombs of a special race capable of defeating them were buried. While the second part never panned out, his claims were noted as being not so outlandish in the third game.

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** One Volus billionaire claimed that he had a vision of "machine devils" and went to great experience expense trying to excavate a world where he believed tombs of a special race capable of defeating them were buried. While the second part never panned out, his claims were noted as being not so outlandish in the third game.



* The old bag-lady you meet near the beginning of ''AlanWake'' seems to be just another crazy old tramp, ranting about the importance of changing light-bulbs and whatnot... but considering the nature of the game, it should come as no surprise that she knows EXACTLY what's going on, and EXACTLY how to fight it. In fact, she's the ONLY one who knows, due to being [[RippleEffectProofMemory excluded from a bout of reality-alteration]] that made everybody else in the world forget. With her true title as 'The Lady of The Light' revealed, she ends up playing a huge role in the last half of the game. She's still a tad crazy, though.

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* The old bag-lady you meet near the beginning of ''AlanWake'' ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' seems to be just another crazy old tramp, ranting about the importance of changing light-bulbs and whatnot... but considering the nature of the game, it should come as no surprise that she knows EXACTLY what's going on, and EXACTLY how to fight it. In fact, she's the ONLY one who knows, due to being [[RippleEffectProofMemory excluded from a bout of reality-alteration]] that made everybody else in the world forget. With her true title as 'The Lady of The Light' revealed, she ends up playing a huge role in the last half of the game. She's still a tad crazy, though.



** No-Bark is not exactly right on a couple other accounts, but still give pertinent information: He describes a monster (invisible shimmer, mad ranting, [[GatlingGood minigun]] - ie, a Nightkin) that had been slaughtering the livestock, but thinks it's a Chupacabra. He also spies the Legion slavers entering the hotel reception room to talk with [[BitchInSheepsClothing Jeannie May Crawford]] on the night that Boone's wife was kidnapped, but thinks it's mole people. Both cases he's dead wrong, but both cases lead you to solve the associated problem.
*** How "wrong" he is involves how deeply you look into the meaning of what he says. For example, the Chupacabra is believed to feed by sucking the blood of animals and killing them, and it's name is translates roughly as "goat sucker." It's not a far stretch to look at the general description of the quest, which is that during the night some of the livestock are killed by a means that leaves lots of small holes in them by something nobody has been able to see. While it isn't exactly what No-Bark thinks, it does nearly fit the cryptid to the T. If you also look up the meaning of mole in context, you'd see that it's fairly accurate as well - her behavior does suit the definition, although she is more of a slaver than a spy.
*** And then there's his personal assessment of people, how if there's nothing visibly weird about them, then they have something to hide. Particularly if they're friendly to strangers. Guess what? The first time you talk to Jeannie May, she's very friendly to you, a complete stranger, and you can even lampshade this fact.
*** Benny seemed to take Noonan seriously as well. The one attribute everyone seems to remember about Benny on the road is that he has a cold, impersonal look in his eyes in spite of his attempts to appear affable by using 50s lingo and wearing a nice suit. Noonan, who thought his suit was to disguise himself from aliens, tells Benny that his camouflage does work, but that he needs the same camouflage on his face.
* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', Flonne is an [[TheDitz air-headed]] angel who [[LoveFreak lectures the party on love.]] In the best ending, she is completely correct.

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** No-Bark is not exactly right on a couple other accounts, but still give pertinent information: He describes a monster (invisible shimmer, mad ranting, [[GatlingGood minigun]] - ie, a Nightkin) that had been slaughtering the livestock, but thinks it's a Chupacabra. He also spies the Legion slavers entering the hotel reception room to talk with [[BitchInSheepsClothing Jeannie May Crawford]] on the night that Boone's wife was kidnapped, but thinks it's mole people. Both cases he's dead wrong, but both cases lead you to solve the associated problem.
*** How "wrong" he is involves how deeply you look into the meaning of what he says. For example, the Chupacabra is believed to feed by sucking the blood of animals and killing them, and it's name is translates roughly as "goat sucker." It's not a far stretch to look at the general description of the quest, which is that during the night some of the livestock are killed by a means that leaves lots of small holes in them by something nobody has been able to see. While it isn't exactly what No-Bark thinks, it does nearly fit the cryptid to the T. If you also look up the meaning of mole in context, you'd see that it's fairly accurate as well - her behavior does suit the definition, although she is more of a slaver than a spy.
*** And then there's his personal assessment of people, how if there's nothing visibly weird about them, then they have something to hide. Particularly if they're friendly to strangers. Guess what? The first time you talk to Jeannie May, she's very friendly to you, a complete stranger, and you can even lampshade this fact.
*** Benny seemed to take Noonan seriously as well. The one attribute everyone seems to remember about Benny on the road is that he has a cold, impersonal look in his eyes in spite of his attempts to appear affable by using 50s lingo and wearing a nice suit. Noonan, who thought his suit was to disguise himself from aliens, tells Benny that his camouflage does work, but that he needs the same camouflage on his face.
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%%* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', Flonne is an [[TheDitz air-headed]] angel who [[LoveFreak lectures the party on love.]] In the best ending, she is completely correct.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' - While in the middle of a drug-fuelled 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'' - While in the middle of a drug-fuelled 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.



** Dib himself is perceived as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} by... everyone except Zim and Gaz. The entire series is about Dib actually being right about Zim being an alien when no one else believes it. Admittedly, he'd have a much easier time [[YouHaveToBelieveMe being believed]] if he just [[PoorCommunicationKills sounded more rational and less hyperactive.]]



* Dave the skunk from ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' is this trope at times, especially in the robot hammock episode.

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* %%* Dave the skunk from ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' is this trope at times, especially in the robot hammock episode.



* 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 explaination 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' paranoid delusions.
* %%* Used constantly in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. The most ridiculous explaination explanation given will 'always' be the right one



* [[HilariousInHindsight Hilariously enough]], one of the author's notes in the legendarily bad ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', amid ranting about how [[InsaneTrollLogic Snape is the same person as Voldemort because they're both half-bloods]] and [[YaoiFangirl if]] [[FoeYay Harry and Malfoy]] [[YaoiFangirl don't get together then the author is homophobic]], managed to correctly predict a major twist at the end of the last book (namely, that [[spoiler:Harry has to die to defeat Voldemort because he's actually a horcrux]]).
10th Jun '16 10:28:22 PM HighCrate
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach and The Comedian both play this role to an extent.

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* %%* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach and The Comedian both play this role to an extent.
6th Jun '16 12:59:14 AM PaulA
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* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ardashir Ardashir]]'s MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic / Literature/SilverJohn {{Crossover}} "''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer''" (available [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27032/my-little-balladeer here]]), Lyra (once again) is not only right that humans are real, but gets to encounter ''two'' of them. Too bad the one she teams up with is [[spoiler:an EvilSorceror plotting to conquer Equestria, rather than the WanderingMinstrel hero who has been summoned to stop him]].

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* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ardashir Ardashir]]'s MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic / Literature/SilverJohn {{Crossover}} "''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer''" (available [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27032/my-little-balladeer here]]), Lyra (once again) is not only right that humans are real, but gets to encounter ''two'' of them. Too bad the one she teams up with is [[spoiler:an EvilSorceror plotting to conquer Equestria, rather than the WanderingMinstrel hero who has been summoned to stop him]].
6th Jun '16 12:58:30 AM PaulA
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* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ardashir Ardashir]]'s MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic / SilverJohn {{Crossover}} "''MyLittleBalladeer''" (available [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27032/my-little-balladeer here]]), Lyra (once again) is not only right that humans are real, but gets to encounter ''two'' of them. Too bad the one she teams up with is [[spoiler:an EvilSorceror plotting to conquer Equestria, rather than the WanderingMinstrel hero who has been summoned to stop him]].

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* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ardashir Ardashir]]'s MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic / SilverJohn Literature/SilverJohn {{Crossover}} "''MyLittleBalladeer''" "''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer''" (available [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/27032/my-little-balladeer here]]), Lyra (once again) is not only right that humans are real, but gets to encounter ''two'' of them. Too bad the one she teams up with is [[spoiler:an EvilSorceror plotting to conquer Equestria, rather than the WanderingMinstrel hero who has been summoned to stop him]].
28th May '16 11:08:18 AM mangamanic
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* Used constantly in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. The most ridiculous explaination given will 'always' be the right one
14th Apr '16 10:06:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DrStrangelove'' - General "Buck" Turgidson comes off like an unhinged paranoid goofball, but darned if he isn't right about the Russian ambassador spying in the War Room.

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* ''DrStrangelove'' ''Film/DrStrangelove'' - General "Buck" Turgidson comes off like an unhinged paranoid goofball, but darned if he isn't right about the Russian ambassador spying in the War Room.
19th Mar '16 5:42:28 PM ScandalousChinchilla
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* In ''Pod'', Ed and Layla's brother Martin is implied to be a paranoid schizophrenic, who suddenly calls Ed one day telling him that he found something that killed the dog he had with him in his remote Maine cabin. Ed, a licensed therapist, doesn't believe that there's any actual threat, and assumes that it is Martin's mental illness flaring up again. This despite the fact that Martin claims he captured the creature that killed the dog and locked it in the basement--and Layla can hear something moving around downstairs. [[spoiler:Turns out Ed should have believed Martin, as there totally is a monster, and it kills Ed.]]
9th Mar '16 9:27:23 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''Series/KingOfQueens'', one of Carrie's many grievances with her Cuckoolander father Arthur Spooner is that he blew what would have been her college fund on acquiring the rights to the life story of singer LouRawls. Arthur is adamant, in the late 1990's, that this money was not wasted and the tale will one day be told. Carrie is sceptical. Come 2009 and what happens... biographies and a motion picture on the life of Lou Rawls are released. Carrie may yet see her college fund...

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* In ''Series/KingOfQueens'', ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', one of Carrie's many grievances with her Cuckoolander father Arthur Spooner is that he blew what would have been her college fund on acquiring the rights to the life story of singer LouRawls. Arthur is adamant, in the late 1990's, that this money was not wasted and the tale will one day be told. Carrie is sceptical.skeptical. Come 2009 and what happens... biographies and a motion picture on the life of Lou Rawls are released. Carrie may yet see her college fund...
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