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9th Feb '17 12:45:50 AM Sammettik
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* Mr. Anybody from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus''
30th Jan '17 8:09:43 AM Eievie
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[[quoteright:300:[[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/willy-wonka_6296.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300: A boat ride on a chocolate river through a candy forest? Who wouldn't want to work for him?!]]



[[quoteright:300:[[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/willy-wonka_6296.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300: A boat ride on a chocolate river through a candy forest? Who wouldn't want to work for him?!]]



** The John Simm incarnation of The Master, who was a closer EvilCounterpart than usual - dancing around to the ScissorSisters whilst trying to destroy the world, for instance. He kept it up even while pretending to be a human politician, mocking the [=US=] President and quoting Little Britain in a speech to the nation.

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** The John Simm incarnation of The Master, who was a closer EvilCounterpart than usual - dancing usual--dancing around to the ScissorSisters whilst trying to destroy the world, for instance. He kept it up even while pretending to be a human politician, mocking the [=US=] President and quoting Little Britain in a speech to the nation.
2nd Dec '16 8:29:48 AM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lloyd is this to ASEEC, and a BunnyEarsLawyer to TheEmpire. However, ASEEC is independent enough for it to count as this, because they're sponsored by [[TheChessmaster Prince Schneizel]], who understands that this aspect of Lloyd's personality will pay off for them if they let him run his operation the way he pleases.
25th Nov '16 12:59:23 PM AdamC
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** Professor Farnsworth's cloned son berates him as a total crackpot, only to later discover that the Professor's theories and inventions all work because he thinks outside the box.

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** Professor Farnsworth's cloned son berates him as a total crackpot, only to later discover that the Professor's theories and inventions all work because he thinks outside the box. In his case, a fair amount of his behavior is chalked up to senility, though by no means all.
6th Nov '16 1:30:59 PM nombretomado
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* Sir IsaacNewton. Genius? Check. Has confusing ideas that make sense the longer you think about them? He tried to reduce all of reality to basic mathematical equations, so check. Batshit insane? ''Check''. He experimented with alchemy at a time when people had already stopped taking it seriously, and suffered from dementia caused by mercury poisoning. He was the first person to find the reason why the orbits of the planets are ellipses, rather than circles-- a problem that was a really big deal at the time. He then completely forgot about it until he offhandedly mentioned it to a friend. When his friend asked to see his proofs, he realised he'd misplaced them. Solution: ''rewrite '''all''' the calculations purely from memory''. When the friend perused over the papers he did find, there were the whole ''Principia Mathematica'', putting everything then known about maths, physics, optics and the Universe on its head. Newton had not organized them; it's simply that, to be able to solve a problem, he'd ''invented infinitesimal calculus wholesale''.

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* Sir IsaacNewton.UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton. Genius? Check. Has confusing ideas that make sense the longer you think about them? He tried to reduce all of reality to basic mathematical equations, so check. Batshit insane? ''Check''. He experimented with alchemy at a time when people had already stopped taking it seriously, and suffered from dementia caused by mercury poisoning. He was the first person to find the reason why the orbits of the planets are ellipses, rather than circles-- a problem that was a really big deal at the time. He then completely forgot about it until he offhandedly mentioned it to a friend. When his friend asked to see his proofs, he realised he'd misplaced them. Solution: ''rewrite '''all''' the calculations purely from memory''. When the friend perused over the papers he did find, there were the whole ''Principia Mathematica'', putting everything then known about maths, physics, optics and the Universe on its head. Newton had not organized them; it's simply that, to be able to solve a problem, he'd ''invented infinitesimal calculus wholesale''.
31st Oct '16 3:53:27 AM jormis29
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* Kousei Kougami [[FanNickname the Cakeboss]] from ''KamenRiderOOO''. He runs a company invested in the phlebotinum that constitutes/powers the series' monsters, and sits around baking cakes. And did we mention, "'''HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!'''"

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* Kousei Kougami [[FanNickname the Cakeboss]] from ''KamenRiderOOO''.''Series/KamenRiderOOO''. He runs a company invested in the phlebotinum that constitutes/powers the series' monsters, and sits around baking cakes. And did we mention, "'''HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!'''"



* Charlie Crews, the DefectiveDetective and ZenSurvivor in ''{{Life}}''. In the first season, his more level-headed partner is guaranteed to question his sanity and/or stare at him in total incomprehension at least once per episode. This lessens during the second season, but it's outright stated that this is because she's getting more like him, not the other way around.

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* Charlie Crews, the DefectiveDetective and ZenSurvivor in ''{{Life}}''.''Series/{{Life}}''. In the first season, his more level-headed partner is guaranteed to question his sanity and/or stare at him in total incomprehension at least once per episode. This lessens during the second season, but it's outright stated that this is because she's getting more like him, not the other way around.
28th Oct '16 2:28:46 PM N1KF
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* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', there's Professor E. Gadd, a nutty and eccentric scientist who helps Luigi. Apart from inventing the Poltergust 3000 and the Ghost Portrificationizer, he thinks barnacles in a diesel marinade is a nice old family recipe.

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* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', there's Professor E. Gadd, a nutty and eccentric scientist who helps Luigi. Apart from inventing the Poltergust 3000 and the 3000, Ghost Portrificationizer, and [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine F.L.U.D.D.]], he thinks barnacles in a diesel marinade is a nice old family recipe.
21st Oct '16 7:48:26 PM AdamC
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* Cave Johnson from ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. He's crazy and ran Aperture Science into the ground because of it. (Advisors telling you to stop making prerecorded messages to save on budget? Make more prerecorded messages - you're the boss! Can't afford to buy moon rocks? Hell, buy 'em anyway!) In a nutshell, he's what happens when someone disregards all safety precautions, warnings, and advice; He died broke, miserable, bogged down by lawsuits, and only his precious Caroline left.

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* Cave Johnson from ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. He's crazy and ran Aperture Science into the ground because of it. (Advisors telling you to stop making prerecorded messages to save on budget? Make more prerecorded messages - you're the boss! Can't afford to buy moon rocks? Hell, buy 'em anyway!) While Johnson's company ''did'' see massive leaps in various fields, they were consistently passed over in favor of Black Mesa due to the competitor company being (outwardly) more sane and due to Johnson having burned many bridges due to his eccentricities (the Government offering research contracts probably didn't appreciate what he did to those astronauts...). In a nutshell, he's what happens when someone disregards all safety precautions, warnings, and advice; He died broke, miserable, bogged down by lawsuits, and only his precious Caroline left.
5th Oct '16 8:26:40 AM erforce
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* [[InsistentTerminology Captain]] Jack Sparrow (another Johnny Depp role) from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', although he's not really ruler of much other than a few mangy pirates. Still, a good pirate? Yes. A quick thinker? Definitely. Completely unpredictable? Foppish or odd mannerisms? Crazy ideas? Absolutely. When asked if being stranded on a desert island for months and suffering heatstroke was the reason for his... eccentricity, Mr. Gibbs rather flatly (and honestly) replies "Reason's got nothin' to do with it, mate." Sparrow's always been the way he is; a [[CrazyAwesome genius mix of madness,]] ObfuscatingInsanity / ObfuscatingStupidity and ConfusionFu. Somehow, it works. Usually. [[CatchPhrase Savvy?]]
** In his own words:
-->'''Lord Beckett''': "You're mad."
-->'''Jack''': "Thank goodness for that, because if I wasn't this would probably never work."
** And in the words of his crew:

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* [[InsistentTerminology Captain]] Jack Sparrow (another Johnny Depp role) from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', although he's not really ruler of much other than a few mangy pirates. Still, a good pirate? Yes. A quick thinker? Definitely. Completely unpredictable? Foppish or odd mannerisms? Crazy ideas? Absolutely. When asked if being stranded on a desert island for months and suffering heatstroke was the reason for his... eccentricity, Mr. Gibbs rather flatly (and honestly) replies "Reason's got nothin' to do with it, mate." Sparrow's always been the way he is; a [[CrazyAwesome genius mix of madness,]] ObfuscatingInsanity / ObfuscatingStupidity and ConfusionFu. Somehow, it works. Usually. [[CatchPhrase Savvy?]]
** In his own words:
words from the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]:
-->'''Lord Beckett''': "You're mad."
You're mad.
-->'''Jack''': "Thank Thank goodness for that, because if I wasn't this would probably never work."
work.
** And in the words of his crew:crew in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film]]:
27th Sep '16 10:19:30 PM REV6Pilot
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* [[TestosteronePoisoning Mister Torgue Flexington]], shown to be the head of the Torgue corporation in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Very geeky despite growing up almost alone, obsessed with StuffBlowingUp after his parents died in a mine explosion, sold his first designs for twelve dollars and a hi-five, and [[SirSwearsALot swears more than all voiced characters in the series]]'' ''[[SirSwearsALot put together]]''[[note]]to the point where his voicebox is altered to bleep every time he swears, resulting in a large number of {{Cluster Bleep Bomb}}s[[note]] and has absolutely NoIndoorVoice. Also rich enough to fund the hiring of several bandit biker clans and build a gigantic arena for a gladiatorial campaign from his own pocket, and maker of some very powerful but also efficient and just plain useful items from gyrojet guns to MIRV grenades and explosive shields. He's definitely doing ''something'' right.

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* [[TestosteronePoisoning Mister Torgue Flexington]], shown to be the head of the Torgue corporation in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Very geeky despite growing up almost alone, obsessed with StuffBlowingUp after his parents died in a mine explosion, sold his first designs for twelve dollars and a hi-five, and [[SirSwearsALot swears more than all voiced characters in the series]]'' series]] ''[[SirSwearsALot put together]]''[[note]]to together]]'' [[note]]to the point where his voicebox is altered to bleep every time he swears, resulting in a large number of {{Cluster Bleep Bomb}}s[[note]] Bomb}}s[[/note]] and has absolutely NoIndoorVoice. Also He's also rich enough to fund the hiring of several bandit biker clans and build a gigantic arena for a gladiatorial campaign from his own pocket, and maker of some makes very powerful but also efficient and just plain useful items from gyrojet guns (easily the highest damage per shot, surpassing even Jakobs) to MIRV grenades and explosive spike and nova shields. He's definitely doing ''something'' right.
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