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12th Jun '18 8:38:00 AM SeizureFerret
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Archetype is named for the character from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', who, like most of Wonderland's residents, knows just how crazy he is, and has decided to just sit back and enjoy it. Carroll's Mad Hatter is in turn a reference to the tendency of Victorian era hatters to go mad. "As mad as a hatter" was even a common phrase at the time. The actual cause of the phenomena was the presence of mercury in the solution used by hatters to shape and form the felt. The hatter would inhale and ingest trace amount of mercury during his work and eventually suffer from mercury poisoning, leading to dementia and death. Contrary to popular belief, Carroll never actually refers to the character as "the Mad Hatter" in the book; he is simply called "the Hatter".

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Archetype is named for the character from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', who, like most of Wonderland's residents, knows just how crazy he is, and has decided to just sit back and enjoy it. Carroll's Mad Hatter is in turn a reference to the tendency of Victorian era hatters to go mad. "As mad as a hatter" was even a common phrase at the time. The actual cause of the phenomena was the presence of mercury in the solution used by hatters to shape and form the felt. The hatter would inhale and ingest trace amount amounts of mercury during his work and eventually suffer from mercury poisoning, leading to dementia and death. Contrary to popular belief, Carroll never actually refers to the character as "the Mad Hatter" in the book; he is simply called "the Hatter".
18th Feb '18 11:56:46 AM TPercival
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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' has Ruber well aware of his insanity. This is lampshaded during his song.
-->'''Lady Juliana''': [[YoureInsane You're mad!]]\\
'''Ruber''': [[InsultBackfire I'm so glad you've noticed.]] [[LampshadeHanging I've been working at it for years]].
17th Feb '18 2:22:34 PM nombretomado
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* ProfessorElemental has gone mad from an excess of tea. "I'm madder than a hatter, and it fires my mic!"

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* ProfessorElemental Music/ProfessorElemental has gone mad from an excess of tea. "I'm madder than a hatter, and it fires my mic!"
29th Jan '18 8:21:18 PM Bugfragged
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' has Freed Sellzen, who in the dub refers to himself as a "psycho priest free agent," right before he reveals that he willingly became a chimera and ate two devils.
31st Dec '17 4:02:28 PM PricklyPeahen
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'''GeneralRipper:''' Of course I have! Have you ever tried going mad without power? It's boring. Nobody listens to ya.

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'''GeneralRipper:''' '''[[GeneralRipper Russ Cargill:]]''' Of course I have! Have you ever tried going mad without power? It's boring. Nobody listens to ya.
30th Aug '17 11:34:55 AM BeerBaron
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* [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Sheogorath]] is the ''God of Madness'' after all. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion The Champion of Cyrodiil]]]] to certain extent, after [[spoiler: you replace Sheogorath]]

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* [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Sheogorath]] is ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has Sheogorath, the ''God [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of Madness'' after all. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion The [[MadGod Madness]]. He is completely aware of how utterly mad he is, and loves every minute of it. It's rather challenging to go through the list of MadnessTropes and find something which ''doesn't'' in some way apply to him. Following the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, [[spoiler:[[PlayerCharacter the Champion of Cyrodiil]]]] to certain extent, after [[spoiler: you replace Sheogorath]]Cyrodiil]] [[AGodIsYou takes up the mantle]] of Sheogorath]].
27th Aug '17 7:53:48 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Jim Moriarity in Series/{{Sherlock}}:

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* Jim Moriarity Moriarty in Series/{{Sherlock}}:
12th Jul '17 1:48:04 PM SoapheadChurch
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* It's been said that worrying about being insane is one of the signs of a properly-functioning mind. To put it simply: if you have to ask the question, the answer is probably 'no'.
** There is a lot of grey area to this. Many people who really are mentally ill are aware that ''something'' is wrong. They may even know what mental illness they have and be aware that doctors have misdiagnosed them.

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* It's been said that worrying about being insane is one of the signs of a properly-functioning mind. To put it simply: if you have to ask the question, the answer is probably 'no'.
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'no'. That said, there is a lot of grey gray area to this. Many people who really are mentally ill are aware that ''something'' is wrong. They may even know what mental illness they have and be aware that doctors have misdiagnosed them.
30th Jun '17 5:13:56 PM CaptEquinox
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** There should also be a way to take societal attitudes into account; when the people ''around'' the affected person are suffering while the person herself feels fine.


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** There is a lot of grey area to this. Many people who really are mentally ill are aware that ''something'' is wrong. They may even know what mental illness they have and be aware that doctors have misdiagnosed them.
27th Jun '17 8:35:45 PM KillerClowns
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* The Voices of Nerat from ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' is a MindHive whose initial and dominant personality was a sadistic, paranoid psychopath, and adding progressively more and more [[YourSoulIsMine souls]] didn't help. He's also entirely aware that he is insane, joking about it in [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu rare "friendly" conversations]] and using it as an intimidation tactic. His deranged jests unbalance his foes and leave them [[ConfusionFu entirely uncertain what new madness the Voices will devise next]].
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