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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'.
** There
'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]].
20th May '17 3:48:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Malkavian Clan in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', and their spiritual descendants the Malkovian Bloodline in the ReBoot ''VampireTheRequiem''. Although all Vampires lose their sanity over time, these guys start out full of crazy and then some. Their madness may have a mystical explanation, or it may just be the fact that since they live in a total CrapsackWorld where insanity is inevitable, you may as well skip merrily to bonkers and enjoy yourself.

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* The Malkavian Clan in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', and their spiritual descendants the Malkovian Bloodline in the ReBoot ''VampireTheRequiem''.''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''. Although all Vampires lose their sanity over time, these guys start out full of crazy and then some. Their madness may have a mystical explanation, or it may just be the fact that since they live in a total CrapsackWorld where insanity is inevitable, you may as well skip merrily to bonkers and enjoy yourself.
20th May '17 3:11:43 PM nombretomado
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** The Malkavians of ''Masquerade'' have a variety of opinions on their madness and [[MadOracle the insight it brings]]. A good chunk of the clan just views them as part and parcel of one another (heck, the clan's formal nickname is "The Clan of [[{{Lunacy}} the Moon]]"), whereas a few holdouts (such as Dr. Netchurch in the books, or Alistair Grout in [[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Bloodlines]]) view themselves as perfectly normal individuals with keen insight into the ways of the world.

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** The Malkavians of ''Masquerade'' have a variety of opinions on their madness and [[MadOracle the insight it brings]]. A good chunk of the clan just views them as part and parcel of one another (heck, the clan's formal nickname is "The Clan of [[{{Lunacy}} the Moon]]"), whereas a few holdouts (such as Dr. Netchurch in the books, or Alistair Grout in [[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines [[VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Bloodlines]]) view themselves as perfectly normal individuals with keen insight into the ways of the world.
4th May '17 5:55:45 AM nombretomado
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* Really freakin' creepy example: Tarantulas in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. It's unclear how much of his lunacy is genuine, and it's been theorized by at least one fan that this is intentional, and he's actually the most lucid among the Predacons. Either way, the attempts at draining vital fluids of other characters, the gleeful sadism, the maniacal laughter all add up to an over-the-top loon who enjoys being an over the top loon, ''especially'' when it creeps people out... In his own words:
-->'''Tigerhawk:''' ''[shocked]'' YoureInsane\\

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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Really freakin' creepy example: Tarantulas in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars''.''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. It's unclear how much of his lunacy is genuine, and it's been theorized by at least one fan that this is intentional, and he's actually the most lucid among the Predacons. Either way, the attempts at draining vital fluids of other characters, the gleeful sadism, the maniacal laughter all add up to an over-the-top loon who enjoys being an over the top loon, ''especially'' when it creeps people out... In his own words:
-->'''Tigerhawk:''' --->'''Tigerhawk:''' ''[shocked]'' YoureInsane\\



** ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' has Blitzwing's [[SplitPersonality "Random" personality]]. Generally much more humorous and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} silly]] than Tarantulas (though he's made at least one reference to cannibalism).

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** ''[[TransformersAnimated ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' has Blitzwing's [[SplitPersonality "Random" personality]]. Generally much more humorous and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} silly]] than Tarantulas (though he's made at least one reference to cannibalism).



** Not to mention Rampage from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. The quote speaks for itself:

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** Not to mention Rampage from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. The quote speaks for itself:
4th Apr '17 7:51:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This is one interpretation of John Nash at the end of ''ABeautifulMind,'' after he comes to terms with his schizophrenia. When a man he doesn't recognize greets him at his classroom, before he addresses the man he asks a passing student to confirm that she can see him. Then he turns back and says with a smile, "Okay. I am always suspicious of new people. Now that I know you're real, who are you, and what can I do for you?"

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* This is one interpretation of John Nash at the end of ''ABeautifulMind,'' ''Film/ABeautifulMind,'' after he comes to terms with his schizophrenia. When a man he doesn't recognize greets him at his classroom, before he addresses the man he asks a passing student to confirm that she can see him. Then he turns back and says with a smile, "Okay. I am always suspicious of new people. Now that I know you're real, who are you, and what can I do for you?"
13th Mar '17 6:42:44 PM eroock
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->''I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.''

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->''I ->''"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.''"''
12th Feb '17 5:49:03 PM LentilSandEater
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--->'''Third Doctor:''' You're mad! Paranoid!\_
'''TheMaster:''' Who isn't? I'm just a little more honest about it than most.

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--->'''Third Doctor:''' You're mad! Paranoid!\_
'''TheMaster:'''
Paranoid!
--->'''TheMaster:'''
Who isn't? I'm just a little more honest about it than most.
12th Feb '17 5:47:50 PM LentilSandEater
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* Dr. Langstrom in the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Quarantine".
* John Crichton after his ordeal with Scorpius on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* Frank Parker in ''Series/SevenDays''.
* Sylvia Van Buren in ''Series/WarOfTheWorlds''.
* Mick Belker on ''Series/HillStreetBlues''.

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* %%* Dr. Langstrom in the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Quarantine".
* %%* John Crichton after his ordeal with Scorpius on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* %%* Frank Parker in ''Series/SevenDays''.
* %%* Sylvia Van Buren in ''Series/WarOfTheWorlds''.
* %%* Mick Belker on ''Series/HillStreetBlues''.



* Deadbeat/Kingpin in ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'',
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Deadbeat/Kingpin in ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy".



** The Doctor himself gets in on this: "...There's something you'd better understand about me, cause it's important, and one day, your life may depend on it: I am ''definitely'' a madman with a box!"
** That goes double for the Sixth Doctor.

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** The Doctor himself gets in on this: "...There's something you'd better understand about me, cause it's important, and one day, your life may depend on it: I am ''definitely'' a madman with a box!"
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box!" That goes double for the Sixth Doctor.



* Walter Bishop on ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' takes psychotic drugs at lunch to keep his edge. Walter '''owns''' this trope.
** ''Homemade'' psychotic drugs.
** Whenever a new character asks if Walter is crazy, Peter and Olivia just say yes and move on.

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* Walter Bishop on ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' takes psychotic drugs at lunch to keep his edge. Walter '''owns''' this trope.
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trope. ''Homemade'' psychotic drugs.
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drugs. Whenever a new character asks if Walter is crazy, Peter and Olivia just say yes and move on.
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