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* ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch'', of all things, got this one absolutely right. Lynch is a diagnosed schizophrenic with acute psychotic episodes. Where most media of the same caliber would be tempted to play this for laughs, Lynch is instead presented as a deeply troubled individual with enormous difficulties dealing with everyday life, and whose reactions to what he does during his episodes after they wear off are just as crippling as the episodes themselves.
1st Mar '16 8:13:45 AM pinkdalek
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* Commonly, we're reminded in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that the Doctor is 'mad' or 'a madman' - particularly in the Creator/StevenMoffat era, which made the description of the Doctor as a 'madman in a box' one of its {{Catchphrase}}s. Like everything else about the Doctor, his actual mental health state is heavily [[EraSpecificCharacterization Era Specific]], and the tone with which it's depicted goes up and down from kooky comedy-madman antics, to reasonably well-researched PTSD and/or depression, to ObfuscatingInsanity, to KnightTemplar BlackAndWhiteInsanity, to being a NightmareFetishist, to [[AGodAmI having a god complex]], to genuinely being unable to understand human faces, or to [[CloudCuckooLander just wearing silly clothes and making puns at the monsters]]. On top of this, a few of the actors playing the Doctor [[CreatorBreakdown had real-life mental health issues which they allowed to inflect their performances]], though this was likely for personal colour rather than an attempt to play the Doctor as actually being mentally ill.

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* Commonly, we're reminded in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that the Doctor is 'mad' or 'a madman' - particularly in the Creator/StevenMoffat era, which made the description of the Doctor as a 'madman in a box' one of its {{Catchphrase}}s. Like everything else about the Doctor, his actual mental health state is heavily [[EraSpecificCharacterization [[EraSpecificPersonality Era Specific]], and the tone with which it's depicted goes up and down from kooky comedy-madman antics, to reasonably well-researched PTSD and/or depression, to ObfuscatingInsanity, to KnightTemplar BlackAndWhiteInsanity, to being a NightmareFetishist, to [[AGodAmI having a god complex]], to genuinely being unable to understand human faces, or to [[CloudCuckooLander just wearing silly clothes and making puns at the monsters]]. On top of this, a few of the actors playing the Doctor [[CreatorBreakdown had real-life mental health issues which they allowed to inflect their performances]], though this was likely for personal colour rather than an attempt to play the Doctor as actually being mentally ill.
1st Mar '16 8:13:07 AM pinkdalek
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* Commonly, we're reminded in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that the Doctor is 'mad' or 'a madman' - particularly in the Creator/StevenMoffat era, which made the description of the Doctor as a 'madman in a box' one of its {{Catchphrase}}s. Like everything else about the Doctor, his actual mental health state is heavily [[EraSpecificCharacterization Era Specific]], and the tone with which it's depicted goes up and down from kooky comedy-madman antics, to reasonably well-researched PTSD and/or depression, to ObfuscatingInsanity, to KnightTemplar BlackAndWhiteInsanity, to being a NightmareFetishist, to [[AGodAmI having a god complex]], to genuinely being unable to understand human faces, or to [[CloudCuckooLander just wearing silly clothes and making puns at the monsters]]. On top of this, a few of the actors playing the Doctor [[CreatorBreakdown had real-life mental health issues which they allowed to inflect their performances]], though this was likely for personal colour rather than an attempt to play the Doctor as actually being mentally ill.
3rd Jan '16 8:19:09 PM Willbyr
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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' takes this one to its logical extreme. Half the cast, or more, suffers from some form of severe mental disorder, which is usually played for laughs (albeit intentionally dark and disturbing laughs).

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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' takes this one to its logical extreme. Half the cast, or more, suffers from some form of severe mental disorder, which is usually played for laughs (albeit intentionally dark and disturbing laughs).



* Sakon Daimaru from ''{{Gamaran}}'' used to be sane, but became mentally disabled after the TrainingFromHell he suffered. Add his incredible martial arts to the lot and you get an HandicappedBadass and a ScreamingWarrior in battle.

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* Sakon Daimaru from ''{{Gamaran}}'' ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' used to be sane, but became mentally disabled after the TrainingFromHell he suffered. Add his incredible martial arts to the lot and you get an HandicappedBadass and a ScreamingWarrior in battle.
2nd Jan '16 10:59:04 AM nombretomado
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* On the humor website ''SomethingAwful'', Asperger's Syndrome is apparently considered a great punchline, and this is starting to catch on in other places around the web. At least some of the humor is derived from the tendency of non-professional internet denizens to self-diagnose for the condition, as a way of stating that social ineptness is not their fault. Obviously, it takes more than just social ineptness to be diagnosed with Asperger's, but that doesn't stop the self-diagnosed from leaping to conclusions.

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* On the humor website ''SomethingAwful'', ''Website/SomethingAwful'', Asperger's Syndrome is apparently considered a great punchline, and this is starting to catch on in other places around the web. At least some of the humor is derived from the tendency of non-professional internet denizens to self-diagnose for the condition, as a way of stating that social ineptness is not their fault. Obviously, it takes more than just social ineptness to be diagnosed with Asperger's, but that doesn't stop the self-diagnosed from leaping to conclusions.
26th Dec '15 8:31:15 AM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' protagonist Cloud Strife suffers from bouts of delusions, hallucinations, remembering things that never happened to him, and subconsciously appropriating his friend Zack's life for his own. At one point he even has a [[HeroicBSOD spectacular mental breakdown]], ending up in a clinic. He eventually does come to terms with a lot of his problems after his friend Tifa takes a jaunt through his mind, and manages to be an effective hero nonetheless.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' protagonist Cloud Strife suffers from bouts of delusions, hallucinations, remembering things that never happened to him, and subconsciously appropriating his friend Zack's life for his own. At one point he even has a [[HeroicBSOD spectacular mental breakdown]], ending up in a clinic. He eventually does come to terms with a lot of his problems after his friend Tifa takes a jaunt through his mind, and manages to be an effective hero nonetheless. Some have commented that the conceit of ''Film/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' - that Sephiroth will continue returning to fight Cloud for as long as Cloud lives, but that, with support from his friends, he can deal with it - works very nicely as a metaphor for recurring mental illness or depression.
20th Dec '15 8:49:11 PM Discar
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* Despite being a survival horror game set in a mental hospital, ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'' has a suprisingly sympathetic portrayal in the form of [[MacGuffinGirl Leslie Withers]]; he's clearly suffering from ''something'' severe enough that he can barely form a sentence or hold a thought, but he's certainly not violent or aggressive and tries desperately (as best he can) to warn you when something bad is about to happen.

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* Despite being a survival horror game set in a mental hospital, ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'' has a suprisingly sympathetic portrayal in the form of [[MacGuffinGirl Leslie Withers]]; Withers; he's clearly suffering from ''something'' severe enough that he can barely form a sentence or hold a thought, but he's certainly not violent or aggressive and tries desperately (as best he can) to warn you when something bad is about to happen.
13th Dec '15 2:50:50 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' protagonist Cloud Strife is an emotionally fragile young man who suffers from bouts of depression, low self-esteem, and delusions, remembering things that never happened to him, and subconciously appropriating his friend Zack's life for his own. Couple this with his tendency towards [[HeroicBSOD shutting down]] when overloaded with stress, and it's clear that Cloud is seriously in need of professional help. He eventually does come to terms with a lot of his problems after his friend Tiffa takes a jaunt through his mind, and manages to be an effective hero nonetheless.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' protagonist Cloud Strife is an emotionally fragile young man who suffers from bouts of depression, low self-esteem, and delusions, hallucinations, remembering things that never happened to him, and subconciously subconsciously appropriating his friend Zack's life for his own. Couple this with his tendency towards At one point he even has a [[HeroicBSOD shutting down]] when overloaded with stress, and it's clear that Cloud is seriously spectacular mental breakdown]], ending up in need of professional help. a clinic. He eventually does come to terms with a lot of his problems after his friend Tiffa Tifa takes a jaunt through his mind, and manages to be an effective hero nonetheless.
28th Nov '15 11:47:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Scrubs}}'' usually plays right into this one for a cheap laugh but takes a long look at individual characters to find some genuine problems. This ranges from the psychologist's two o'clock client running into a shot just long enough to inform characters that "they've landed" to a surgeon unwilling to leave the operating room hours after performing surgery because he's still washing his hands.

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* ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' usually plays right into this one for a cheap laugh but takes a long look at individual characters to find some genuine problems. This ranges from the psychologist's two o'clock client running into a shot just long enough to inform characters that "they've landed" to a surgeon unwilling to leave the operating room hours after performing surgery because he's still washing his hands.



* As a kid watching ''SesameStreet'', Forgetful Jones is quite funny. [[FridgeHorror But when you look back at it as an adult]], you are wondering what person thought it would be great to make fun of a man suffering from advanced dementia, who appears no longer be able to do anything unsupervised.

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* As a kid watching ''SesameStreet'', ''Series/SesameStreet'', Forgetful Jones is quite funny. [[FridgeHorror But when you look back at it as an adult]], you are wondering what person thought it would be great to make fun of a man suffering from advanced dementia, who appears no longer be able to do anything unsupervised.
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