Crazy Awesome

Note: This has been subjected to some misuse. Please read this article before listing it on a work's YMMV page.

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

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, or just flat out get maimed or die. Not so in the world of fiction; thanks to the Rule of Cool, 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 Bunny-Ears Lawyer, who is someone who is still effective despite or alongside their quirks.

On average, every other action the Crazy Awesome does is cool, awesome, and/or funny, over-the-top, or a combination thereof. The Heroic Comedic Sociopath is Ax-Crazy Awesome. A Large Ham is a verbal Crazy Awesome. As previously mentioned, a character that can "work" without the quirks (but still wouldn't be the same) is a Bunny-Ears Lawyer. 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 Lunatic Loophole. May be a Lethal Joke Character. Expect lots of Insane Troll Logic to be behind their plans and antics. Compare Power Born of Madness, Eccentric Mentor, and The Wonka. Compare and contrast Creepy Awesome.