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16th Feb '18 9:39:28 PM MoonByte
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** It's implied that all fusions can have that effect, especially forced fusions. [[spoiler: Malachite]] is essentially a case of multiple personality disorder (including with Steven having a short view on the two gems inside who are both [[DrivenToMadness going insane from the abuse they put each other through]]) and [[spoiler: the Cluster]] is this [[FromBadToWorse times hundred]], even adding AndIMustScream and BodyHorror to the mixture.
16th Feb '18 9:32:51 PM MoonByte
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** In ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'', it's actually the other way around: [[spoiler: when her full potential gets unlocked, she is literally able to see all that ever was, it and will be and becomes emotionally more stable]]. But we also see that [[spoiler: if she would have been tortured into insanity by Comstock before getting her full powers, she would have become WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]].


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* One possible interpretation regarding the actions of [[spoiler: Lily and Isaac]] in''Videogame/KathyRain''. [[spoiler: Lily]] was forced to see all that will happen and thus [[spoiler: became depressed and painted extremely disturbing images that depict the end of the world before forcing her mentally-challenged brother to drown her]]. [[spoiler: Isaac]] on the other hand got [[spoiler: indoctrinated by his father, but misunderstood his teachings, leading to kidnapping dozens of people and forcing them to [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow see into the abyss]], leaving them an EmptyShell]].
16th Feb '18 9:21:45 PM MoonByte
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*** In further support of this trope, to become the Prince of Madness, one has to kill the last one. To do that, the old Prince needs to ''lose'' his insanity and then be fought and killed. While Sheogorath is his mad superpowered self for most of the DLC, when it's time for the new generation and he turns sane, he is reduced to a knight with armor and sword, apparently having lost all his other powers, thus showing that power makes you insane and ''loss of power'' brings sanity, apparently.
23rd Jan '18 11:43:11 AM Abodos
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* Phazon has this effect in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' trilogy, causing many normally gentle creatures to mutate and go insane. It becomes much more prominent in ''Prime 3'' when it drives the other hunters insane. This turns into a true horror when you see the "Corrupted" version of the Game Over screen in ''Metroid Prime 3''; Samus is overcome by her Phazon corruption and [[spoiler:TURNS INTO ANOTHER DARK SAMUS]].

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* Phazon has this effect in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' trilogy, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', causing many normally gentle creatures to mutate and go insane. It becomes much more prominent in ''Prime 3'' when it drives the other hunters insane. This turns into a true horror when you see the "Corrupted" version of the Game Over screen in ''Metroid Prime 3''; ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''; Samus is overcome by her Phazon corruption and [[spoiler:TURNS INTO ANOTHER DARK SAMUS]].
23rd Jan '18 11:02:05 AM PDL
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games have Mewtwo, who is said in various Pokédex entries to have the most savage heart of all Pokémon due to the genetic experiments performed on it to create it as [[OlympusMons powerful as it is]]. This is averted in [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie's]] depiction of Mewtwo, where his "madness" was more psychological than physical.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games have ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Mewtwo, who is said in various Pokédex entries to have the most savage heart of all Pokémon due to the genetic experiments performed on it to create it as [[OlympusMons powerful as it is]]. This is averted in [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie's]] depiction of Mewtwo, where his "madness" was more psychological than physical.physical.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', it is revealed that [[SuperMode Mega Evolution]] has this affect on some Pokémon, turning them into mindless violent machines bent on destroying as much as they can. Up to and including their own trainer.
20th Jan '18 7:51:21 AM MarcusSLazarus
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* ''Fanfic/AnimorphsRedux'': Used for David, the former sixth Animorph, who receives enhanced morphing powers from Crayak that allow him to literally ''absorb'' other beings when acquiring them [[spoiler:(including Cassie)]], but at the cost of all the new memories he's absorbing in the process driving him insane.
18th Jan '18 5:13:34 PM Yukianesa
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* Heavily implied in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' and ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}''. Every one with psionic powers is unhinged in some way or another. Troopers with TheGift will become {{Large Ham}}s who let out blood-curdling cackles when they use their powers, especially the MindRape one. In ''War of the Chosen'', you meet a sect of more powerful psionic troopers called the Templars, who are basically a cult led by a guy who speaks like a supervillain, and the Warlock - who is stronger than even them - is a deranged psychopath.
13th Jan '18 7:55:32 AM Vos
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** The swordsmaster Karel in ''Videogame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''. His madness drove him to constantly seek out and kill the strongest people he could find.

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** The swordsmaster Karel in ''Videogame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''. His madness from being possessed by his own blade drove him to constantly seek out and kill the strongest people he could find.find. However, he's not a villain. [[spoiler:He also eventually snaps out of this madness when he develops character and later abandons the title of "Sword Demon" in favor of "Sword Saint" or "Saint of Swords"]].
12th Jan '18 2:35:48 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1769554/1/Aftermath-A-Story-of-Blended-Clich%C3%A9s Aftermath: A Story of Blended Cliches]]'' has [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] temporarily slipping into this with a combination of [[SailorMoon Pluto's]] meddling and her coming into RealityWarper-level powers. Fortunately for her, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes a cat]] manages to get her attention. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[ForWantOfANail not all versions of here were so fortunate to have caring friends and family]], as another version of her from a parallel dimension was a bit more permanent version of this trope.]]

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1769554/1/Aftermath-A-Story-of-Blended-Clich%C3%A9s Aftermath: A Story of Blended Cliches]]'' has [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] temporarily slipping into this with a combination of [[SailorMoon [[Franchise/SailorMoon Pluto's]] meddling and her coming into RealityWarper-level powers. Fortunately for her, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes a cat]] manages to get her attention. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, [[ForWantOfANail not all versions of here were so fortunate to have caring friends and family]], as another version of her from a parallel dimension was a bit more permanent version of this trope.]]
7th Jan '18 9:40:43 AM Concrete4
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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], [[RivalTurnedEvil Trixie]]'s sanity deteriorates while under the influence of a magic-boosting ArtifactOfDoom; the first thing she does after banishing Twilight being to turn Ponyville into a micronation with her as its [[TheCaligula Caligula]], then it comes to a head when she has [[ThoseTwoGuys Snips and Sails]] drag her chariot across the ground, as she is now so paranoid that she can't trust wheels.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], [[RivalTurnedEvil Trixie]]'s sanity deteriorates while under the influence of a magic-boosting ArtifactOfDoom; the first thing she does after banishing Twilight being to turn Ponyville into a micronation with her as its [[TheCaligula Caligula]], then it comes to a head when she has [[ThoseTwoGuys Snips and Sails]] Snails]] drag her chariot across the ground, as she is now so paranoid that she can't trust wheels.
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