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30th Aug '16 2:13:27 PM ANTMuddle
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See also the ReluctantPsycho, who has mental ''problems''. Compare ObfuscatingInsanity, when the character pretends to be mad.

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See also the ReluctantPsycho, who has mental ''problems''. Compare ObfuscatingInsanity, when the character pretends to be mad.
mad. Related in variable ways to TheWonka.
15th Aug '16 1:00:29 PM Gitman
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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,'' 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?you?"
15th Aug '16 12:59:47 PM Gitman
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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?
14th Aug '16 1:55:20 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorSteel. "I am crazy. And it's a great load off my mind."

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* DoctorSteel.Music/DoctorSteel. "I am crazy. And it's a great load off my mind."



* A rare serious example: Richey Edwards of ManicStreetPreachers was a great user of this trope, often to devastating effect. ''The Holy Bible'', usually considered to be the band's best album and written mostly by Edwards (roughly 70 percent of the lyrics are his alone), contains a cast of Mad Hatters.

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* A rare serious example: Richey Edwards of ManicStreetPreachers Music/ManicStreetPreachers was a great user of this trope, often to devastating effect. ''The Holy Bible'', usually considered to be the band's best album and written mostly by Edwards (roughly 70 percent of the lyrics are his alone), contains a cast of Mad Hatters.
22nd Jul '16 1:58:54 PM DaibhidC
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* Nearly all characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', with the exception of ''Crawl of Catchooloo'' characters who have been rendered sane by the [[EldritchAbomination Slurping Horrors]] (yes, ''Toon'''s SanityMeter works in ''reverse'') and the Serious Police in ''Toonpunk 2020½'', are crazy in a Daffy Duck/Warner Siblings sort of way, and proud of it.

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* Nearly all characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', with the exception of ''Crawl of Catchooloo'' characters who have been rendered sane by the [[EldritchAbomination Slurping Horrors]] (yes, ''Toon'''s SanityMeter works in ''reverse'') and the [[CulturePolice Serious Police Police]] in ''Toonpunk 2020½'', are crazy in a Daffy Duck/Warner Siblings sort of way, and proud of it.
22nd Jul '16 1:57:32 PM DaibhidC
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* Nearly all characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Toon}}'', with the exception of ''Crawl of Catchooloo'' characters who have been rendered sane by the [[EldritchAbomination Slurping Horrors]] (yes, ''Toon'''s SanityMeter works in ''reverse'') and the Serious Police in ''Toonpunk 2020½'', are crazy in a Daffy Duck/Warner Siblings sort of way, and proud of it.
19th Jul '16 5:07:08 PM nombretomado
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* OneThousandWaysToDie's segment "Hats-Off folks" discusses the origin of this trope via the life and death of a hatter named Barnaby, who first goes mad and then dies of mercury poisoning.

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* OneThousandWaysToDie's ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'''s segment "Hats-Off folks" discusses the origin of this trope via the life and death of a hatter named Barnaby, who first goes mad and then dies of mercury poisoning.
7th Jul '16 9:59:24 AM gewunomox
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* [[TheWho Keith Moon]] once referred to himself (accurately) as the "kept lunatic" of The Who.

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* [[TheWho [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]] once referred to himself (accurately) as the "kept lunatic" of The Who.
4th Jul '16 11:05:28 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Probably something of a convenience for the writer, as, just as is true of race and handicap, when it's the victim making light of their condition, it doesn't come off quite as insensitive.

Some may find it insulting to the families of those who are actually mentally ill. On the other hand, perhaps they can take some solace in a depiction of mild mental illness as something that can be coped with.

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Probably something of a convenience for the writer, as, just as is true of race and handicap, when it's the victim making light of their condition, it doesn't come off quite as insensitive.

Some may find it insulting
This trope could be considered insensitive to the families of those who are actually mentally ill. viewers with actual mental illnesses. On the other hand, perhaps they can take some solace in a depiction of mild mental illness as something that can be coped with.
with. And as with issues like ethnicity and disability, when characters have a sense of humor about their condition, it may not come off as ''too'' insensitive.
2nd Jul '16 11:42:23 AM nombretomado
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* Vezon from ''{{Bionicle}}'':

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* Vezon from ''{{Bionicle}}'':''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
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