Created By: Prfnoff on January 19, 2008

Madness Montage

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A Montage that brings you inside the mind of a character going mad.

Music is heard - quiet at first, but soon increasing in volume. Characters from several scenes may be superimposed; several Camera Tricks may come into play here. Some of them may repeat fragments of their lines over and over again, in the manner of a Madness Mantra. As for the character going mad, they may adopt an Ax-Crazy expression (if they are about to murder someone) or be screaming at the top of their voice.
Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • January 19, 2008
    Possible example: the lonelygirl15 video "I hAtE tHeSe Pe Op Le" (not a wiki word - it's actually supposed to be capitalised like that, without the random spacing).
  • January 19, 2008
    If this is actually launched, the title HAS to be They Are Comming To Take Me Away Ha Ha!!
  • January 19, 2008
    An audio interpretation of this trope appears at the end of the Queensryche album Operation:Mindcrime.
  • January 19, 2008
    Insanity Prelude
    There's a single-page version of this near the end of the Death Note manga. Followed by absolutely amazing psycho grin.
  • January 19, 2008
    In episode 4 of FLCL, Naota fears his father is apparently in a relationship with Haruko. When his father uses Haruko's catchphrase "mouth to mouth", he sees Haruko climbing out of his father's mouth dressed as a mouse and being mauled by a giant cat with large testes, interspersed with random clips of Haruko from earlier episodes, a voiceover of Haruko from the first episode, all over a soundtrack of indistinct whispering and a swelling distorted guitar track, eventually prompting Naota to beat his father with a baseball bat. Luckily, he's actually a robot. Unusually, Naota remains completely still through the entire scene - not even a hint of Ax Crazy (although probably lots of Heroic BSOD)
  • January 19, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    There are a BUNCH of these in Evangelion, including all of the last two episodes, and the whole Third Impact part of the movie.
  • January 20, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    This troper's favorite comes from the Ken Russel film Altered States. Or does William Hurt flying around an a flaming cross wearing a 12-eyed goat's head count?
  • January 22, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    Reversed: There's a montage like this in the mind of John Nash, in A Beautiful Mind, as he's proving his madness to himself.

    - Noaqiyeum