: An insane person believes they are a famous historical figure.
- Straight: Bob goes insane and becomes convinced he's Napoleon Bonaparte.
- Exaggerated: The entire Troperville Mental Asylum is filled with nothing but people who think they're Napoleon.
- Downplayed: After Bob goes insane, he starts wearing formal military clothing and the famous hat, but never declares himself Napoleon.
- Justified: Bob was a student of French history and really interested in Napoleon, so when he snaps...
- Inverted: In an Alternate History, Napoleon goes crazy and becomes convinced he's a humble citizen named Bob.
- Subverted: Bob is seen wearing military uniforms, trying on various Napoleon hats, imitating a French accent...Turns out, he's just going as Napoleon for Halloween.
- Double Subverted: Then Bob slips and hits his head, and deduces from his clothing that he must be Napoleon.
- Parodied: Bob goes to France, tries to declare himself Emperor... And succeeds!
- Zig Zagged: Bob slips in and out of the delusion depending on how much stress he's under, and if he's taken his meds.
- Averted: No insane character claims the identity of any historical figure.
- Enforced: "How do we make this character easily identifiable as crazy?" "Have him claim to be Napoleon?" "Brilliant!"
- Lampshaded: "Hey look, the town crazy's claiming to be Napoleon. They do that a lot."
- Invoked: A villainous psychiatrist uses hypnosis and psychological manipulation to drive Bob into the delusion that he's Napoleon.
- Exploited: Bob is a spy tasked with infiltrating an asylum, so he pretends to be a crazy person who thinks he's Napoleon.
- Defied: Bob works out that he cannot possibly be Napoleon—therefore, the thoughts that are telling him he's Napoleon must be being beamed into his brain by CIA satellites.
- Discussed: "A lot of crazies think they're Napoleon, don't they?"
- Conversed: "Hey, you ever notice that most crazies on TV claim to be Napoleon?"
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