%% This page is for characters who are crazy and eccentric, and gain an advantage from that.
%% If your example is "strange, over the %% top things happen and it is awesome" or "this is really cool", do not add it because it has nothing to do with this trope.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has its share of CrazyAwesome characters scattered around the worldspace, but the grand daddies of all things both awesome and completely batshit crazy are: ''the entire goblin race''. To wit, Azeroth's goblins are your run-of-the-mill green midgets hopped up on intelligence-boosting [[GreenRocks kaja'mite]] which turns them into a race of {{Mad Scientist}}s. They put that mad science to work being Azeroth's premiere hustlers, con-artists and extortionists, as well as being the reigning kings of [[StuffBlowingUp stuff which blows up]] as well as some of the wildest inventions you could possibly imagine; [[Film/AustinPowers shark-shaped submarines]] [[ShoutOut with head-mounted laser cannons]] are just the tip of the iceberg with these guys. You can find a fair few topics asking why the Cenarion Circle, or the Earthen ring hasn't decided to turn on any of the goblin franchises because of the repeated, guiltless, and blatant environmental damage assosciated with the entire race. The simple truth is, '''They can't'''. The economy on Azeroth is ''controlled by said goblins. If they were challenged, it would ruin the '''worldwide economy'''''. And this is assuming the combined might of both Horde And Alliance could withstand the sheer number of resources the goblins could level at them.
* One of the bosses, Biggy Man from ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}''. Possibly because he has CHAINSAWS where his hands should be. The remake also turns the Terror Mask into one, being a LargeHam voiced by Creator/JimCummings and gives Rick [[LovecraftianSuperpower ridiculously awesome powers]]. [[spoiler:Not to mention throwing a BatmanGambit to make Rick kill ''ten thousand'' monsters to bring the Corrupted to Earth -- just so it could give them a humiliating defeat.]]
* Once again, ''ComicBook/TheJoker'', with special mention to ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. He has a ridiculous thematic weapons, sauntering, acrobatic brawl maneuvers, bomb threats to keep the GCPD from entering, and [[spoiler:said bombs consisting of marzipan and kittens]].
* Dante of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. Even the most cheesy and narm-tastic lines sound badass when spoken by a red longcoat-wearing, gun-slinging, BFS-wielding half-demon Hunter. Anyone who can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FiZH7wD2QI defeat a horde of hellbeasts with half a slice of pizza in his mouth]] deserves to be listed here. And in the trailer for ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: Fate of Two Worlds'', he fights none other than the equally crazy awesome {{Deadpool}}. Lampshaded by Dante himself if he beats Deadpool:
-->''"Sometimes you gotta out-crazy the crazies if you wanna beat 'em."''
* All of the characters of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
** ''"[[WickedCultured Gentlemen]]."''
** ''"If God had wanted you to live, he would not have created '''[[InsaneTrollLogic ME]]'''!"''
** ''"The answer... [[TheTurretMaster use a gun]]. And if that don't work? [[MoreDakka Use more gun]]."''
** ''"[[AffablyEvil Be polite]]. [[BoomHeadshot Be efficient]]. [[CrazyPrepared Have a plan to kill everyone you meet]]."''
** '''[[BatterUp BONK]]'''
** ''"That was a mercy kill! You live in a... camper van!"''
** ''"[[EvilLaugh MRHH]] [[TheUnintelligible HRHRHRHRHRHRHRR]]!!!"'' Said monster sees his CrapsackWorld as a SugarBowl where [[CloudCuckooLander he's delivering ''joy'' instead of fiery death.]]
** ''"Oooh, they're gonna hafta glue '''you''' back together. In '''HELL!'''" '' The Demoman (who says the above quote) also has a hand grenade, [[ViolationOfCommonSense which he uses as a]] ''[[ViolationOfCommonSense melee weapon]]''.
** ''"[[HerrDoctor Ze]] healing is not as rewarding as ze '''[[DrJerk hurt]]'''ing!"'' The Medic's arsenal includes odds and ends like a Bust of Hippocrates he beats you to death with. [[note]]Hippocrates inventing the Oath which includes "First do no Harm".[[/note]]
** ''"Vhat vas that, sandvich? Kill them all? Good idea!"''
*** ''"Bologna is perfect fuel for [[NoIndoorVoice KILLING TINY COWARDS]]!"''
*** ''"[[ICallItVera Who touched Sasha? WHO TOUCHED MY GUN?]]"''
** Some of the background characters, too. Saxton Hale (head of Mann Co—"We sell products and get in fights") in particular. [[http://www.teamfortress.com/1308.htm One letter from him that has been seen out there]] can be, depending on which boxes are ticked, either "thank you for your submitted product idea, we'll get back to you" or "you bastard, you tried to steal from me, I'm going to hunt you down and beat you to death with my own bare hands."
** The Medic, as revealed in "Meet The Medic", is totally insane. [[{{Squick}} He performs surgery on the Heavy without anesthesia or gloves]], keeps a BLU Spy's severed head in his fridge, ends up [[ForScience giving the Heavy the heart of a "Mega Baboon"]] after [[{{Squick}} accidentally exploding the Heavy's old heart]], and, finally, when he's preparing to Uber the Heavy for the first time?
---> '''Heavy''': Doktor! Are you sure dis will work?!\\
'''Medic''': ''AH-HAHAH! I HAFF NO IDEA!''
** The Heavy deserves an special mention for having a WORKING finger gun.
** Currently theirs don't take ViolationOfCommonSense as the exception but the ''norm''. This means they have inane ideas such as using a neon light underwater, punching people with mitts in a fight to the death, beating people to death with a fish, death by icicle, ''hacking your own arm off just for a prosthetic you had no need for in the first place'', shooting people with a crossbow to heal them, above mention grenades and "[[RunningGag Yellow Liquid]]" weapons and that hand grenade club, a rocket launcher, flamethrower and [[BuffySpeak Heal-Gun thingy]] made from random household items, holding bear claws over your hands in a fight, and we're just grazing the list.
* A number of the assassins in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''.
** [[PlayerCharacter Travis Touchdown]]: A socially oblivious {{otaku}} and [[ThisLoserIsYou complete loser]] that happens to be surprisingly skilled at killing people with a [[LaserBlade Beam Katana]], is quite thoroughly MadeOfIron, and can stop time by faking opponents out.
** Destroyman: A dirtbag mailman who stars as a superhero in his independent films that convinces [[TooDumbToLive Travis]] to turn his back on him, get zapped by his joy buzzer to the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax brink]] of death, has machine guns in his ''nipples'', and ''a laser codpiece''. And he likes [[CallingYourAttacks announcing his attacks]], which activates his SFX converter, the device that launches his attacks.
** Letz Shake: Singaporean punk rocker with a BrainInAJar-earthquake maker and has the honor of the most [[RuleOfFunny spectacular]] if not [[AntiClimaxBoss enraging]] death in the game
*** He comes back in the sequel '''as''' said BrainInAJar-earthquake maker.
** Harvey Moseiwitsch Volodarskii: He's a stage magician, for starters. A stage magician that you fight in the middle of a live performance, while he summons pigeons to attack you, [[InterfaceScrew flips the screen upside-down]] (not that it helps him much) and getting out of his instant-death attack involves a Houdini-esque escape trick.
** Speed Buster: A deaf little old lady with a shopping cart... that turns into a (roughly) fifty-foot long WaveMotionGun. And her [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome BGM]] is called "Mach 13 Elephant Explosion".
** Bad Girl: In her spare time she chugs beer and beats gimps in S&M get-up with a baseball bat...in a lolita getup. She'll also spit booze on to the bat to light it on fire halfway through the fight. [[ISurrenderSuckers Be careful when she goes down]].
** Dark Star: ''Giant Dragon Beam Katana'', for starters. Story-wise and {{metafiction}}ally speaking, the only reason he exists is to set the player up for a MindScrew as he, by revealing his face, convinces Travis that he's his killed-in-front-of-Travis'-eyes-dead [[LukeIAmYourFather father]]... only he's not, which ought to qualify for ''something''--if not crazy-awesomeness then a defining moment in Creator/Suda51-ism.
** From ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'': Skelter Helter: Has a fairly bizarre gun, but other than that, is fairly unremarkable... until a few minutes after his decapitation, [[NotQuiteDead he tells Travis he's not done with him]], then raves on about how killing someone isn't the same as ending their life.
** Charlie [=MacDonald=]: Not only is he an assassin, but so's his harem of twenty-four cheerleaders, and apparently their collective modus opperandi is summoning a HumongousMecha from space (or they transform into said Mecha, either way is awesome). At which point Travis promptly qualifies himself for this trope ''again'' by revealing that he's had his own HumongousMecha commissioned (its design based on one of Travis' favorite animes, no less), ''[[CrazyPrepared just in case something like this ever happened]]''.
* The demon Glottis from ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' has a mindbogglingly huge enthusiasm for [[DrivesLikeCrazy driving really fast]]. So when Manny Calavera, an unsuccessful Reaper and the game's protagonist, is in need of a driver to take him to the Land of the Living after his rival gave his usual driver the day off, he desperately persuades Glottis to become his new driver. Glottis begins his career as a driver by sending Manny to get the boss' approval to make "slight alterations" to Manny's company car. It all goes downhill from there. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=npBRexcoMxs&gl=US#t=8m12s Behold]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXcS0S6KnLo#t=5m02s the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxKLz1VKNbs=related awesome]].
* Francis York Morgan from ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''. He talks to his imaginary friend all the time, in full view of everyone, and launches into monologues about old movies and horrific past cases he was on even if they only loosely connect to the subject at hand.
* Max from ''Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''. For example:
-->'''Max''': [[HeroicComedicSociopath Gratuitous acts of senseless violence are my forte!]]
-->''(He turns to face an unconscious man hanging by his chin from the bannister. Max [[CherryTapping nudges him off]] and he hits the ground with a thud.)''
-->'''Sam''': You're such an adorable urchin, Max.
* Minamimoto from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': his final attack [[spoiler:a big ass-nuke]] is activated by ''[[MouthfulOfPi reciting pi]] to 150 decimal places!''
* [[VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos President Michael Wilson]] of the '''[[HotBlooded GREAT]]''' '''[[PatrioticFervor United States of America!!!]]''' Screw Democratic or Republican, this guy runs on the Badass party ticket. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Genl242_ZU8 Digest Movie]] for those that don't know the CrazyAwesome. It gets absolutely ridiculous about two-thirds of the way in.
* President Howard Ackerman of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' running on the Attack Dolphin party with the slogan of "Screw 'Em All". His immigration policy? Attack Dogs! Those without health insurance? He'll donate a pint of his blood a week to render your immune system indestructible! Special Interests? None! He's too busy serving the DirtyCommunists a steaming platter of shame with a side order of suck it. Vote for him if you want to live! [[spoiler: He's also a Japanese android.]] [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Howard_T._Ackerman And he actually got a few votes in the RealLife 2008 elections.]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has Sheogorath. His quests in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' respectively involve killing a giant floating cattle-like jellyfish with a cursed fork and fulfilling a prophecy involving stinky cheese and burning dog corpses raining from the sky.
-->"I once dug a pit and filled it with clouds... or was it clowns... come to think of it, it began to smell... must have been clowns. Clouds don't smell, they taste of butter. And tears."\\
"Time for a celebration! Cheese for everyone! Wait, scratch that, cheese for no one. That can be just as much of a celebration, if you don't like cheese. True?"\\
"I'm so happy, I could rip out your intestines and strangle you with them!"
** In ''The Shivering Isles'', attacking him causes him to paralyse the player, before teleporting them about a thousand feet over the island. If you can actually ''find'' the area he teleported you to, you find a man who was similarly executed... for the great crime of having a ''moustache''. Of course, this ''is'' the realm of a MadGod.
** Sheogarath also fulfills this trope in a somewhat more literal way, what with being the God of Madness and all—the less crazy he is, the less ''powerful'' he is! He also inspires this trope in his followers, sometimes.
** Cicero in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' doubles as this and CreepyAwesome. Despite dressing as a jester and coming across as nuttier than Sheogorath, his insanity belies the fact that he's a highly skilled assassin of the Dark Brotherhood. The advantages of this are obvious - in fact, [[spoiler:in the Brotherhood questline, he uses his theatricality to pull a Wounded Gazelle Gambit ''and'' a Xanatos Gambit simultaneously. After he completely snaps and you're tasked with hunting him down, he pretends to be dying to make you either leave him alone or drop your guard trying to finish him off.]]
--->'''Cicero:''' [[spoiler:Haha! Behold the final trick of the Fool of Hearts! You think me near death? Haha! Think again.]]
** The Dragonborn him/herself is potentially the most insane protagonist in any RPG. "DO NOT QUESTION THE GORMET" indeed.
* Albert Wesker, from the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series, has a master plan that involved getting stabbed through the chest (by a Tyrant's large, clawed hand, no less) so that an experimental virus he injected into himself would reanimate him, with glowing red, cat-like eyes, superhuman strength and speed. It sure as all living hell worked. Come ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''...[[spoiler:In Chris' campaign, his partner Piers gets infected with the C-Virus during the final boss fight. Infected he may be, Piers jumps into the fray, complete with mutated arm, and helps Chris out by shooting friggin' ''lightning'' at the boss.]] Hell. Yes.
* Drei from ''VisualNovel/PhantomOfInferno'' starts off as a sweet, somewhat bratty little girl but the NotAsYouKnowThem after the timeskip is made of this. Stepping out in front of big gangsters and daring them to shoot her, sniping items off the belts of her targets from atop a motorcycle, walking down the streets of Tokyo in a rage and trying to pick fights with random youths despite not knowing a word of Japanese, ''having sex with the main character in the middle of a gunfight...''
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'':
** ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'': Princess Sapphire Rhodonite is gloriously off her nut, and that's why we love her. Take her idea for "opening up Mao's heart," for example...
--->'''Almaz:''' Princess!? What's the [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] for?
** ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' has Laharl; his ultimate attack involves jumping into outer space, landing on a passing giant meteor, and ''riding it down upon his enemies' heads''. While [[EvilLaugh laughing maniacally]].
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Kefka, the main villain of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', manages to be both an LaughablyEvil source of humor and a genuinely threatening (or outright scary) MonsterClown by the virtue of being Crazy Awesome. To bully around a foreign leader, he sets a whole castle on fire and quips about having started a barbeque. ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' lets Kefka speak, and if anything, he's even ''more'' Crazy Awesome in the cutscenes. In addition, he subscribes to the ConfusionFu school of fighting--his fighting style revolves around wacky, unpredictable spells that zig-zag through the air, home in on the opponent, or hit ''around'' the opponent to catch them on the dodge. In essence, his entire fighting style is that he's Crazy Awesome - if he used ''normal'' spells, his entire gimmick would go out the window.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has Gilgamesh, the EnsembleDarkHorse who has managed to cross the ''Final Fantasy'' multiverse on a search for rare swords. Amazingly hammy, boisterous and absurd, he manages to combine being badass and cool with being a complete moron. His already insane attack arsenal from Final Fantasy V is given a leg up in ''Dissidia's'' prequel--Missile, which in FFV did 3/4ths of the user's HP in damage, now fires a giant homing missile pulled from Hammerspace; RocketPunch, which originally cut the target's HP in half, has him launch a pair of giant boxing gloves at opponents, and his Jump attack (famously used in the encounter on the Big Bridge) has him leap into the air and descend to deliver a diving headbutt. And if he misses, ''he crashes into the ground head-first and has to pull himself out''.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'':
** Miror B. in ''Colosseum'' and ''XD''. Disco dude with an [[FunnyAfro enormous Poké Ball-colored afro]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuhqoZvyntA this]] for a battle theme. And the first time you meet him in ''Pokémon XD'', he moonwalks in. On lifts.
** The Pokémon most associated with him, Ludicolo. A pineapple duck with a rain-collecting hat that dances.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' presents [[FilleFatale Lilith]], [[HornyDevils Morrigan's]] [[CloningBlues incomplete clone]]. Her [[LimitBreak super]] consists of using the same bats that [[VaporWear make up her clothes]] and sending all of them out in a whirlwind attack with the [[ClothingDamage usual]] [[SceneryCensor consequence]]. Her other unique super is her turning into a PlayboyBunny and tossing out a top hat which on contact, sets up a stage with the hapless enemy as the star, and playing a [[RhythmGame dancing mini-game]] that deals more damage to them the better you do. You also inflict them with more [[FireIceLightning elemental attacks]], and a perfect super can even be a OneHitKill FinishingMove.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims3'':
** You can give your Sims the "Insane" trait, which lets them to do all sorts of hilariously ridiculous things, like fishing in swimming pools (and actually [[AchievementsInIgnorance ''catching'' fish ]]this way!).
** Similarly, the "Neurotic" sims get compulsive, yet easily fulfilled wishes (like checking the oven) which put them in a positive mood, and have access to a special "Freak Out" command which puts them in a "happy place" mentally that means that for several hours, their Fun need meter won't degenerate no matter what kind of stresses they're subjected to. Quite a powerful ability in the Sims universe!
* ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' stars a [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman awesomely British]] AdventurerArchaeologist who summons a {{Steampunk}} HumongousMecha via the [[SpotOfTea Power of Teatime]]. His dialogue consists of classic British cliches such as "Good show!" or "Poppycock!".
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'':
** Adventure Mode takes it UpToEleven...even the ''rules'' are CrazyAwesome, such as ''armour-piercing throwing sand'' and the use of ''entire skeletons'' as melee weapons.
** The following lines are all taken from the Bay 12 forums. Context can sometimes be inferred, but is rarely necessary.
-->"I like the fact that we are seriously discussing how to drop dwarfs off towers using kittens as cushions."\\
"I would fill it with magma if there was any on my map; there isn't, so I'm filling it with [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys rhesus macaques]]."\\
"Apparently having a redundant creature entry causes the game to say "Oh look, it's crazy world now. Nothing makes sense! Alligators live in houses!"\\
"Exactly, except that instead of watering lawns, it's destroying ecosystems!"\\
"To this day, I'm not sure how a grizzly bear manages to sneak into the fort and steal my beer."\\
"Odd how 'experiment' in DF is often synonymous with '[[GoneHorriblyRight raging inferno of death and despair]]'."\\
"And now the thread is about [[RuleThirtyFour starfish porn]]."\\
"Only geologists and ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' players get this excited about pictures of rocks. Although for geologists it's professional, wheareas for VideoGame/DwarfFortress players it's more like porn."\\
"Personality-wise, dragons are nothing more than giant, scaly, fire-breathing cats."\\
"If in doubt, [[KillItWithFire magma]]."\\
"The Pointless Tower is progressing according to plan, which is impressive since I don't ''have'' a plan for it."\\
"I have a 'drunk fort', which I only work on when significantly under the influence. I checked it out one time when sober, and couldn't make head or tails of what the flip was going on."\\
"The best part of the thermonuclear catsplosion[[note]]a minor mod that raises a cat's body temperature to that of the surface of the sun[[/note]] is that they don't explode if they're in a cage...you know what I'm thinking. Place cages throughout the map, link them to levers...you now have cat-mines."\\
"[...]of course, I could never have predicted that duplicating a creature entry would result in boiling silk that freezes people to death. Go figure."\\
"Such is life. Sometimes you succeed in your goals and sometimes you and everyone around you is murdered by a gigantic spider."\\
"I even had a dwarf woman marry a male livestock dwarf, then milk him, then butcher him, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashrut cook his meat along with his milk]]."\\
"You have proven yourself to be a real dwarf, by nuking [[spoiler:hell]] with cats, impaling [[spoiler:demons]] with ballista arrows and crushing them catapults. Armok would be proud."\\
"But lo and behold! Flat worm clown[[note]]"clown" being the UnusualEuphemism for [[spoiler:TheLegionsOfHell]][[/note]] corpses! My prodigious butcher shop gets to work and pretty soon I find myself the proud owner of 118 globs of flat worm clown tallow. I'm currently waiting for it to be rendered, but the solution is obvious: I need to make me some flat worm clown soap."\\
"But wouldn't poison squirrel demon soap dissolve the flesh of anyone who uses it? I THINK WE HAVE OUR NEXT EXPORT TO THE ELVEN KINGDOMS, GENTLEMEN!"\\
"Now all you need to do is wield 300 shields and 300 spears and then singlehandedly reenact Thermopylae"
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. A {{Meganekko}} [[HotLibrarian Porn Star Librarian]] / [[HotWitch Witch]] who [[GunFu uses high heel guns]] and an [[GodivaHair outfit made of her hair]] [[PrehensileHair she can use to attack with]]? Who fights [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] and can ''suplex fucking dragons''? What more can you ask for?
* Creator/BioWare is good at creating CrazyAwesome characters.
** ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''. Minsc, especially in the second game, as his already-tenuous grip on sanity seems to slip further and Creator/JimCummings really [[LargeHam throws himself into the role]]. This is, after all, a character who believes in solving problems with swords, thinks "shirking" is a painful sharp thing you do to people who would steal nuts from squirrels, and gets most of his inspiration from a ''hamster''.
** A miniature giant space hamster no less. Who is mighty and wise and probably quite stringy.
** Minsc's insanity gives players what is actually one of the most [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]] ways to get into Spellhold Asylum. Can be found in its entirety [[Funny/BaldursGate here]]. His [[BattleCry fight dialogue]]:
--->'''Minsc''': Butt kicking for goodness!
--->'''Minsc''': I grow tired of shouting battle cries when fighting this mage. Boo will finish his eyeballs once and for all, so he does not rise again! Evil, meet my sword! SWORD, MEET EVIL!!
--->'''Minsc''': What? Boo is outraged! See his fury! It's small, so look close. Trust me, it's there.
--->'''Minsc''': '''Go for the eyes Boo, ''GO FOR THE EYES!'''''
--->'''Minsc''': (as he is promoted to party leader) Magic is fine, but now Minsc is in charge! '''Swords for everyone!!!'''
--->'''Minsc''': (alternate party leader promotion quote) Minsc will lead with '''blade and boot!''' Boo will take care of the details. *squeak!*
** ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. HK-47.
--->'''HK-47''': Statement: It's just...you have all these squishy parts, master. And all that water. How the constant sloshing doesn't drive you mad, I have no idea.
--->'''HK-47''': My master had quite the collection of tortured individuals that seemed unable to confront their basic personality conflicts. Let me cite some specific examples. Mockery: ''(as Carth's voice)'' 'Oh, master, I do not trust you! I cannot trust you or anyone ever again!' Mockery: ''(as Bastila]'' 'Oh, master, I love you, but I hate all you stand for, but I think we should go press our slimy, mucus-covered lips together in the cargo hold!' Such pheromone-driven human responses never cease to decrease the charge in my capacitors and make me wish I could press a blaster pistol to my behavior core and pull the trigger.
** ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''. Black Whirlwind, to whom killing is like drinking wine.
--->'''Black Whirlwind''': These Lotus Assassins really aren't all that tough; they're just trained well. I've seen men a lot tougher than this run scared from a fight, but not these guys. They're like well-trained dogs, and just as dangerous... though they smell slightly better, and I'm willing to bet they wouldn't taste as good over a plate of rice. Damn it, now I'm getting hungry... and thirsty. Let's get this finished so I can get something to drink.
** ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
*** Effective use of the [[MagicKnight Vanguard's]] [[FoeTossingCharge Charge]] ability requires a degree of this, since you're ''flying headlong into the middle of the enemy's ranks''. If that doesn't do it, you can use the Nova ability to biotically explode your barriers in their faces.
*** In the first game, upon seeing that the Conduit is seconds from closing, Shepard decides that the only option available is to gun the throttle, charge through a ton of Geth including several Colossus and hurl the Mako through a Mass Relay. Considering that Shepard has no way of knowing if either they nor the Mako could even survive the trip.
*** [[AxCrazy Jack]] is stark raving mad and awesome enough to tear apart three [[HumongousMecha YMIR mechs]] with her bare hands (despite the fact that they are still rather difficult boss monsters individually at that point in the game).
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' has Tytree Crowe. Imagine [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] with the happiness, optimism and HotBlooded-ness turned UpToEleven, meaning that he never gets depressed and is the only character who has the balls required to give Veigue a much-needed WhatTheHellHero speech. And if that still doesn't convince you, then bare his fighting style in mind: martial arts in conjunction with an ''arm-mounted crossbow''. ''And'' one of his [[LimitBreak Mystic Artes]] involves him turning his crossbow into a big WaveMotionGun of lightning.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' took this one step further and gave Hisui ''two'' arm-mounted crossbows.
** Anise Tatlin from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has the crazy awesome fighting style of riding on the back a giant, animated teddy bear, which then proceeds to plow enemies into the ground like it's nothing. '''HOLY SHIT.'''
** King Richard of Windor - Badass with a sword, King of a major nation, [[DudeLooksLikeALady extremely pretty]]...also [[spoiler: possessed by a space demon EnergyBeing and]] totally hell-bent on essentially destroying the planet. Watch any anime cutscene from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' and tell us he's no badass...then watch his infamous [[MemeticMutation TOMODACHIII HUAAAARGH]] breakdown and tell us he's not ''nucking futs.''
* Patricia Tannis from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''. She leaves a series of recordings you can listen to, following her quick descent into various forms of madness. For example, after killing an intruder, she then comes up with an entire backstory and name for him out of starvation for human contact. All this after a [[CargoShip rocky relationship with her personal audio recorder]]? Also, she was the person to actually discover the location of the Vault? Several playable characters qualify as well, the most obvious being the VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} DLC character Krieg, the Psycho.
** Mister Torgue High-Five Flexington. The man is a genius weapons engineer...because of his obsession with StuffBlowingUp and severe TestosteronePoisoning. His company's best-known inventions include the [[GameBreaker Unkempt Harold]], which fires exploding bullets that split into more exploding bullets, and the [=KerBlaster=], a gun with bullets that drop grenades on impact.
** Gaige's effectiveness is predicated entirely on mad science. For example, her Action Skill only works because she ''sawed off her own arm'' and replaced it with a cybernetic one. That she built after the amputation.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** According to Otacon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' Solid Snake is this. If he's anything like Naked Snake [[spoiler: AKA Big Boss,]] who practically finds zen enlightenment from hiding in a cardboard box, then yes.
** Otacon's argument was that Snake was insane for going up against a tank with grenades, alone, and winning, and not finding that remotely unusual. However, amongst other things, Snake has punched a man dressed entirely in metal plates, identified a female soldier by stalking her until she needed to use the bathroom, grabbed a statue's penis, deliberately enticed a wolf to pee on him to disguise his scent, blown up a rat with industrial explosives, disguised himself as a woman, disguised himself as a corpse, shot a bunch of hamsters with a machine gun, shook a woman to death using a psychic puppet, and hatched an owl from an egg to use its hoots to convince a guard that it was nighttime. Big Boss has murdered people with a fork, recharged his batteries by eating glowing mushrooms, disguised himself as a {{bishounen}}, an androgynous Japanese diety, a zombie, a monkey and a crocodile, and defeated enemies by tying them to helium balloons.
** Those times when [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Big Boss held up an entire camp of soldiers]]... [[WithThisHerring With a banana]].
** Many bosses also qualify, such as [[MadBomber Fat]][[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 man]], a bomb-slinging man in an oversized flak jacket who rides around on ''rollerskates.''
* '''The Truth''' and Maccer from ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas GTA: San Andreas]]''. Must be seen (and heard) to be believed.
* VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV has Trevor Phillips, quite possibly the most AxCrazy protagonist in the series' history. There is nothing Trevor won't do to his achieve his goals. Whether it be crashing a crop duster into the bay of a cargo plane (while still in flight!), or jumping atop a speeding train with a dirt bike, and crashing said train with another, Trevor's unhinged antics provide some of the game's most [[Awesome/GrandTheftAutoV Awesome Moments]]. But this ends up being a SubvertedTrope for the most part, as Trevor's hairbrained schemes always end with him [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin getting screwed out of any profit]] or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge pissing people off enough to want him dead]].
* One of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Eggman]]'s various plans includes: [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Trap Sonic in a space ship, drain the chaos emeralds from his BODY, power up a large gun, blow up the planet, then turn around and build an ''amusement park''.]]
* Doctor Wily from the VideoGame/MegaMan series. He built a robot ''made of wood''. He's this in the [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Battle Network]] series, too. He constructed [[spoiler:the server for [=SoulNet=]]] inside an ''active volcano'', '''and it works.''' He also has the balls to walk into said volcano while aforementioned [[spoiler:server]] is exploding (NOT from the heat of the volcano, mind you) and give [[spoiler:his son, Dr. Regal]] LaserGuidedAmnesia that makes him forget all about what he's done for the past two games.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow''. Any of the major Saints will have an element of this, but Johnny Gatt and the Boss are particularly vibrant examples.
--> '''Male Boss 1''': ''(while on top of a huge steel ball dropping '''30 stories''' just to catch up to Loren)'' I'M COMIN' FOR YA, FRENCHIE!
* [[MadDoctor Faust]] from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. He's nucking futs, even after his HeelFaceTurn. Turning into a baseball player, swimming through air, attacking you with a giant scalpel, and implanting a nuke on you, all while trying to [[TheAtoner save the world]]. Gotta love him. Also Slayer, whose InstaKill involves ''punching you to a different galaxy '''using only the power of haiku'''.''
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
** Terumi Yuuki. [[AxCrazy Candy-flavoured]] zombie Jesus [[GeniusBruiser on a]] ''[[MagnificentBastard stick]]'', Terumi! He is a FallenHero who has decided to [[RageAgainstTheHeavens kill God]] and [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil Create a Playground For Evil]], and to that end he initiated a GroundhogDayLoop that has pretty much destroyed the world some 700+ times over, and when finally someone who might actually be a threat to him and his plans appears, or even someone who ISN'T a threat appears, what does he do? He ''{{Troll}}s'' them.
** Also from ''Blazblue'', [[HighlyVisibleNinja Bang Shishigami]], who is so CrazyAwesome that listing everything he's done would probably double the length of this page. But to name one example, his super mode involves him jumping into the air, yelling the most [[TestosteronePoisoning manly battle cry ever]], and then teleporting and dashing around the opponent with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEJ-x64_kgg THIS]] plays.
---> "Quicker then the wind and as still as the forest! Hotter than flames AND MORE MAGNIFICENT THAN A MOUNTAIN!"
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'':
** [[ChaoticEvil Juri]] [[EvilIsSexy Han]]. A [[KickChick Tae Kwon Do]] fighter who joins the tournament simply [[ForTheEvulz because]] [[BloodKnight she's bored]], and is nothing short of [[AxCrazy f'in insane,]] as is evidenced in her ending, when she [[spoiler:overthrows [[PhlebotinumRebel Seth]] and takes over S.I.N]]. She also delivers classic villain lines such as [[DeathCryEcho "I'll have my]] [[WeWillMeetAgain reveeeennnnnggggggeee"!]] when she loses, which is nothing short of hilarious.
** Also from ''SSFIV'', Hakan. A blue-haired, ''[[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation red-skinned]]'' Turklish oil wrestler who lugs around a gigantic barrel of said oil with him everywhere he goes (think [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara's giant gourd of sand]]), which he then proceeds to ''dump on himself at the beginning of every match''. His moveset revolves around using his oily body to slide around the arena, and one of his Ultras has him almost literally ''launching you out of his ass''. His motives for joining the tournament are no less crazy. While most of the others are there to defeat a rival, destroy the world or some other dastardly plot, Hakan simply wants to travel the world to find the best olive oil. He's stated to be a multi-billion dollar Olive Oil Tycoon, so he could have done it without travelling the world beating people up. He also has a hot wife with 7 daughters he loves very much.
* Father Grigori from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''; a BadassPreacher armed with a shotgun, holed up in the zombie-infested city of Ravenholm, where he's not only survived against the monstrous hordes, but also built several traps to kill said hordes easier on his own. Including at least three cars suspended in the air that are bound by nothing more than a few ropes, that act as falling anvils of death. The "crazy" part comes from the fact that he views the zombies as his congregation, considers shooting them in the head their salvation (he's not wrong there, though), and seems to genuinely care about them.
* [[VideoGame/AlphaProtocol Steven Heck]]. It's not the fact that he's willing to torture his employees to find his car keys. It's not the insane conspiracy theories. Its not the penchant for fire, or [[WordSaladTitle the funny names he gives his operations]], and or his capacity for use of the ImprovisedWeapon (including decapiting people with soccer balls). No, it's the fact that he [[spoiler: [[CrazyPrepared welded a minigun onto a subway car and strafed a subway terminal when Mike Thorton hired him to play fire support.]]]] He's a fun guy.
** It's possible - and never entirely confirmed ''or'' disputed - that one day, Heck just happened to think it would be cool to become a super-secret operative and so became one on strength of nothing but his ''sheer undiluted batshit''.
** Also, he invented his own style of martial arts based on unpredictable movements and his own insanity.
* In ''VideoGame/JustCause'', [[DashingHispanic Rico Rodriguez]] has this as part of his job description. Part of the ''tutorial'' for the second game involves a carsurfing gunfight and two fights against helicopters with only his pistols and [[GrapplingHookPistol Grappling Hook Gauntlet]]. The hook itself allows for absolutely insane things (such as strapping a bad guy to a passing jumbo jet). The craziness keeps ramping up throughout the story, including a fights against an [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier APC]] and a KillSat-
* Durandal of ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' has some elements of this: he loves composing songs and poems, waxing philosophical, and is very, very snarky. Some of his antics include "The Humbling of Battle Group Seven", in which he took on an entire Pfhor fleet with a single upgraded medium-sized ship and ''almost won'', carving an epitaph ([[AltumVidetur in Latin]]) into a moon visible from space using a WaveMotionGun, and scaring the crap out of humanity by buzzing Earth in a {{Precursor}} warship [[ItAmusedMe for the lulz.]]
* [[ImpossibleThief Carmen Sandiego]]. [[MonumentalTheft She stole the Moon]]. And Gandhi's glasses. And an entire peninsula. And an entire ''country''. And ''the letter '''n'''.'' And these are some of the tamer ones.
** [[TheSimpsons We chased after her, but we lost her after dickety-six miles.]]
* Cave Johnson of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', CEO of Aperture Science, and a grade-A certified MadScientist whose inventions are both brilliant and ''hilariously'' dangerous. His finest moment, though, is his proposal on what to do when life hands you lemons...[[note]]"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! WITH THE LEMONS! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that BURNS YOUR HOUSE DOWN!" ''And it's actually not out of the question that he did.''[[/note]]
** Scarier still - [=GLaDOS=] ''agrees with him.''
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Burning people! He says what we're all thinking! ]]

* In a [[CutscenePowerToTheMax trailer]] of ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict: Soviet Assault'', the Russians paradrop a freaking ''heavy tank'' into a battle to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue]] a squad of paratroopers pinned down inside a mall. As someone on Website/{{Youtube}} commented, "only the [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Soviets have balls to drop MBT off of an airplane]]".
* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' has one in the form of the lunatic Foxbat. Using a ping pong ball gun that launches custard pies, massive amounts of pre-chewed bubblegum, high exlosives, and the homing device for an orbitally launched ten ton weight (that says "Ten Tons" on it), as well as robot fan boys, he proceeds to: 1 ) Use voodoo dolls to mind control an entire clan of vampires as part of a bid to marry a Superhero / Pop Star, 2 ) Manage to get a time machine that (in an alternate timeline) required more power than the city's power grid to work to somehow work multiple times, grabbing cowboys, samurai, vikings, cavemen, and Roman legionaires to help fight fallen angels, and 3 ) Takes over a local TV Station so he can broadcast the Foxbat show, in "thrilling Fox-O-Vision". Oh, and lines he spouts when fighting you include asking you if you want to be his sidekick. Only Grond has become more of a meme in the CO universe than Foxbat.
* VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw is fixing to be this. In short, Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} carrying around the severed head of her boyfriend as she uses a chainsaw to slice rock zombies in half '''''from the groin'''''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' in general works like this (as Sanae says, "Don't be held back by common sense") because by nature youkai [[BlueAndOrangeMorality thinks unlike humans]] so their behaviors tend to be like this to humans, but Marisa Kirisame stands out. Marisa and Alice's opponent at one point is a MoonRabbit whose eyes [[MindRape can drive people insane]]. Reimu, Sakuya, and Youmu - who all have some supernatural background, turned somewhat insane because of the encounter. Marisa (who is pure-born human) didn't. In short, she tops the insanity that makes insane people go insane by being stranger than most youkai.
--> '''Alice:''' Ordinary people would go insane in less than 5 minutes. Are you okay, Marisa?\\
'''Marisa:''' Yeah, I'm insane to begin with.
* ''VideoGame/GodHand'' has this in spades, with the main character Gene, and many of the side bosses are awesome ''because'' they're so insane.
* Eikichi/Michel of ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Persona 2: Innocent Sin]]''. He's a narcissist, to the point where he'll offer demons and even ''undead Nazis'' his autograph, and he carries around [[Film/{{Desperado}} a guitar case that turns into a machine gun]]. One of his other demon contacts, especially with other party members, is to put on an ''impromptu rock concert''.
** Then there's Baofu in ''Eternal Punishment'', who is a creepy guy with a perpetual smug smirk in sunglasses and a gold-colored suit. He never stops snarking at and insulting everyone around him, his choice of weapon is ''coins'' flung fast enough to hurt, and he can try to blackmail demons - and succeed! (Though some just think the mere attempt is hilarious.) Oh, and he's also on a personal crusade against the Taiwanese mafia.
* While most people in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' deserves a mention, Guybrush Threepwood, while appearing normal on the outside is crazy once you think about it (related to how the games themselves work), but he's killed zombie pirates by spraying him with root beer, he once locked a man in a coffin (which he sold, used) to steal a key, he took instructions to complete a maze by listening to his dead parents singing it to him in a dream, he purposely drank poison to kill himself, then coming back to life to claim a life-insurance all while [[KleptomaniacHero stealing]] just about anything he could see.
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'':
** Oko San is a super-fast track star pigeon who's completely obsessed with finding the perfect pudding that will awaken the pudding god and banish sadness forever. No really; he accomplishes ''exactly'' that in one of his endings where he becomes the pudding god himself and turns the entire world into gooey happy pudding.
** And then there's Anghel Higure, a bleeding-heart bird who proclaims himself to be a [[FallenAngel fallen servant of God]] and the heroine to be his reincarnated lover who sealed him away eons ago, [[DynamicEntry enters through glass windows instead of doors]], and treats everything around him like some grand battle to be fought or some vile thing containing demon spores that must be eradicated to the tune of epic battle music. No one's quite sure [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs what this bird is doped up on]], but whatever it is, it's ''awesome''. [[spoiler: A side comment from Bad Boys Love says that Anghel's body secretes hallucinogenic pheromones that [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Anghel himself is not resistant to]].]] In fact, Anghel Higure's route is the only one in which [[spoiler: Dr. Shuu is actually ''defeated''; all the other routes have you escaping his attentions (knowingly or no) or getting murdered]].
** Both Anghel and Oko San have moments of saving the day in the "Bad Boys Love" route, specifically because of the things that make them crazy: [[spoiler: Anghel's hallucinations cause him to be more aware of actual threats and able to warn ([[TheCuckoolanderWasRight in warped metaphors]]) and rally the other birds in response to said threats; Oko San's speed lets him pull a BigDamnHeroes moment, and his ignorance of social complexities enables him to reassure Sakuya when the latter is a [[BreakTheHaughty broken haughty]].]]
** ''Holiday Star'' has Fallen Chronicles: Absolute Zero, where Anghel's unique quirk is weaponized - and countered by [[spoiler: enveloping people in a fantasy that they are {{Magical Girl}}s and using their magic powers to create a shield]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] this with the character of [[TeamDad Dunban]] - while he is an ''awesomely'' badass character, his recklessness severely damages his right arm and almost gets him killed. Ultimately, the much more restrained Shulk gets his [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Monado]], and he ultimately [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] when he gets a level in ''common sense''.
* ''VideoGame/RealmOfTheMadGod'' has Oryx, the titular mad god and a DrunkenMaster, at least according to fanon. His exploits include taking pity on orphaned drakes by turning them into trees, creating the recursive MookMaker [[OddJobGods Cube God]], and reanimating his own puke (okay, it's bile, but you get the idea) to battle you if you trespass in his wine cellar.
* The Panic Room campaign in ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' is based on being crazy awesome. The crew plan to rob a gang of drug dealers of their money, but the money is inside a fortified panic room. Does the crew brute force the door open? Nope. Do they interrogate the gang for the door codes? No. Blast the room open? Hell no! The crew ''steals the entire room'' by detaching the panic room with some saws, plant C4 on a few floors to blow a hole to the roof, and have their helicopter pilot airlift the panic room out with an electronic magnet.
* [[PlayerCharacter The Avatar]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Informed that the enemy's fleet has just as many ships as them and the enemy ships are packed with soldiers while most of the good guys' ships are only half full, s/he decides that since they can fit all of their soldiers on only half of their ships, they should have half of their ships ram the enemy fleet, then set their own ships on fire and evacuate everyone to the other ships. Caught between multiple armies, s/he limits the enemy's avenues of attack by luring them to an ''active volcano''. Needless to say, the Avatar certainly believes that fortune favors the bold.
* Cysero from ''VideoGame/DragonFable''. He decided to stuff some people into a Tardis-esque time machine ''just to see if they would fit''. They didn't even have to be in the time machine in the first place. And that's ignoring how blase everyone is about him having made a time machine. As a later storyline shows, Cysero doing stuff like breaking spacetime is so commonplace it's not really worth getting excited about anymore.
* The PlayerCharacter from ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'' has a few moments of this, especially in the "Awesomesmithing" mission: the player wants to make a sword to impress Las Catrinas. How does he/she do it? By taking some trophies made of titanium, throwing them into a nuclear power plant's cooling tower, ''destroying'' the control devices to heat it up, then jumping into the tower to strike the metal. The result is a sword that shoots fire and lightning in addition to stealing enemies' souls. Awesome, but a sane person probably would never have gotten the idea to do this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'':
** Dekar proclaims himself as the world's strongest man, and he just might be right about that, being a MightyGlacier or MultiMeleeMaster depending on the game. He can take on hordes of enemies and dispatch tough adversaries all on his own. [[IdiotHero He's also a very, very stupid man]], to the point where he fails to grasp simple taunts and even walks right into an enemy's trap at one point. [[GeniusDitz And even then, he's great at giving advice.]]
** In ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'', [[spoiler:Dekar stays behind in an exploding temple to hold off a horde of monsters. He comes back near the end, '''on the back of a whale''', to hold off ''another'' horde of monsters for the heroes.]]
** In ''VideoGame/LufiaCurseOfTheSinistrals'', [[spoiler:Dekar allows Idura to pull him into a hellish otherworld in Tia's place. He comes back near the end, and tells Alex that '''he blew up the entire dimension behind him''' during his escape.]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has had at least two such characters:
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' features [[spoiler:Zant, the apparent Big Bad for most of the game. Before Link confronts him in the Palace of Twilight, he appears to be more or less a straight Darth Vader Clone who came closer to conquering Hyrule than even Ganondorf himself (in that timeline, anyway). Immediately before he's fought, however, he's revealed to be a Psychopathic Manchild who promptly unleashes all kinds of Confusion Fu on Link.]] This is turned UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', in which he's playable, he can switch attack patterns even more quickly, and his unique gimmick forces you to do so to be effective.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Demon Lord Ghirahim uses his [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace creepy]], [[{{Camp}} campy]] demeanour to disorient Link before and during fights with him.
--> '''Ghirahim:''' This turn of events has left me with a strong appetite for bloodshed. (''appears behind Link and rests his head on Link's shoulder'') Still...it hardly seems fair, being of my position, to take all of my anger out on you. Which is why I promise up front not to murder you... No, I'll just beat you within an inch of your life! (''lashes out his OverlyLongTongue right next to Link's ear'')
--> (''Link turns toward him and cringes'')
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', Mario can [[GrandTheftMe possess]], among other things, a [[NonStandardCharacterDesign photo-realistic]] (although without feathers) TyrannosaurusRex, giving it his HatOfPower, BadassMustache and InnocentBlueEyes. But first, he has to knock off the (regular-sized for a human, tiny for a dinosaur) [[NiceHat cowboy hat]] it's wearing.
* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the final boss, [[spoiler:Marx, tricked the sun and moon into fighting, got Kirby to go to several planets and collect power from them, and spawn an all-powerful being capable of granting any wish. Afterwards, Marx wishes to rule Popstar.]] Even crazier as [[spoiler:Marx Soul]].