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->''"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."''
-->-- '''Creator/HunterSThompson'''

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Someone who is '''Crazy Awesome''' is completely nuts, in a hilarious way, and is effective at what they do ''as a result''. In real life they would get fired, get arrested and eventually be committed. Not so in the world of fiction; thanks to the RuleOfCool, they manage to be both effective and a character liked or loved by the audience. Please note the difference between a plain old {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, who is simply out-there and the BunnyEarsLawyer, who is someone who is still effective ''despite'' or ''alongside'' their quirks.

On average, every other action the Crazy Awesome does is [[RuleOfCool cool]], awesome, and/or [[RuleOfFunny funny]], [[RefugeInAudacity over-the-top]], or a combination thereof. The HeroicComedicSociopath is AxCrazy Awesome. A LargeHam is a verbal Crazy Awesome. As previously mentioned, a character that can "work" without the quirks ([[TheyChangedItNowItSucks but still wouldn't be the same]]) is a BunnyEarsLawyer. If they're just crazy, they're a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. If their crazy awesomeness prevents them from being killed or arrested when anyone else would be, they just benefited from a LunaticLoophole. May be a LethalJokeCharacter. Expect lots of InsaneTrollLogic to be behind their plans and antics. Compare PowerBornOfMadness, EccentricMentor, and TheWonka. Compare and contrast CreepyAwesome.


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* CrazyAwesome/{{Advertising}}
* CrazyAwesome/AnimeAndManga
* CrazyAwesome/ComicBooks
* CrazyAwesome/FanFic
* CrazyAwesome/{{Film}}
* CrazyAwesome/{{Folklore}}
* CrazyAwesome/{{Literature}}
* CrazyAwesome/LiveActionTV
* CrazyAwesome/{{Music}}
* CrazyAwesome/ProfessionalWrestling
* CrazyAwesome/{{Roleplay}}
* CrazyAwesome/TabletopGames
* CrazyAwesome/VideoGames
* CrazyAwesome/{{Webcomics}}
* CrazyAwesome/WebOriginal
* CrazyAwesome/WesternAnimation
* CrazyAwesome/RealLife