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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.
** Several games in the series include
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.
14th Sep '17 12:50:37 AM MarkLungo
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-->-- '''[[SonicTheHedgehog Tails]]''' (to [[CloudCuckoolander Sticks]]), ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''

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-->-- '''[[SonicTheHedgehog '''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]]''' (to [[CloudCuckoolander Sticks]]), ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''
4th Sep '17 5:36:19 AM Gosicrystal
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* {{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. Indeed, it's something of a RunningGag that pretty much anything Ronaldo says about Gems will turn out to be AccidentallyAccurate in some manner.

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* {{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. Indeed, it's something of a RunningGag that pretty much anything Ronaldo says about Gems will turn out to be AccidentallyAccurate true in some manner.
31st Aug '17 6:02:13 PM MBG
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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Tristan mistakes a reference to ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' (since they're a bunch of teenagers on an island) to one for "[[Film/LordOfTheRings that movie with the evil ring and the hobbits]]", and is immediately lambasted for thinking those would be on the island. The episode promptly notes that both are on the island: the Millennium Ring, which is an evil ring, and Yugi, who is really short.
28th Aug '17 9:13:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** In "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 manages to [[MagicalFlutist lead the swarm out of Ponyville.]]

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** In "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), perception, and they gripe that she isn't helping them round up and dispose of the bugs. That changes when she manages to [[MagicalFlutist lead the swarm out of Ponyville.]]


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** In the ''Equestria Girls'' spinoff, Pinkie Pie's human counterpart blurts out silly theories like Twilight being psychic or ''really'' ridiculous ones like her being a pony princess from a magical dimension that has come to this one to find a special item. Twilight herself is amazed that she guessed that second one correctly.
28th Aug '17 9:05:20 AM ChaoticNovelist
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->''"He never listens to them\\
He knows that they're the fools\\
They don't like him\\
The fool on the hill\\
Sees the sun going down\\
And the eyes in his head\\
See the world spinning round"''
-->-- Music/TheBeatles, "Fool on the Hill"
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