Playing With: The Mad Hatter
: A crazy character is aware of and acknowledges their insanity.
- Straight: Alice is crazy and mentions this fact.
- Exaggerated: Alice mentions her insanity in literally every sentence.
- Downplayed: Bob once told Alice he thinks she might be insane, and she agreed.
- Justified: Alice has a mental disorder that renders her able to understand that she's not quite right.
- Subverted: Alice says that she's crazy, but it turns out she's not really crazy.
- Double Subverted: It turns out that she actually is crazy and continues to say that she is.
- Parodied: Lots of Alice in Wonderland jokes pop up in the work, all directed at Alice and her insanity.
- Zig Zagged: We can never tell if Alice is really insane or not.
- Averted: Alice is crazy, but she doesn't recognize it.
- Enforced: Alice says she's crazy just for the sake of making it clear to viewers who aren't sharp enough to pick up on her symptoms.
- Lampshaded: "They say crazy people never know they're crazy, but I'm positive I am."
- Invoked: Alice is pretending to be insane mostly by telling people she's insane since it's such a common symptom of fictional mental illness.
- Exploited: Alice catches wind of Louis Cypher's real identity and motive and goes to warn others. Lou doesn't bother to try and stop her, since no one can fully trust a self admitted lunatic's word against his.
- Defied: Alice refuses to believe that she's crazy. Or, she knows she's crazy, but she refuses to talk or think about it.
- Discussed: "I thought crazy people weren't supposed to know they were crazy. How come Alice does?"
- Conversed: "I thought crazy people weren't supposed to know they were crazy. How come all the fictional loonies do?"
- Deconstructed: Alice has severe mental psychological problems that she is aware of but can't fix, leading to a slow breakdown causing pain to her and the people around her.
- Reconstructed: Alice finds a medication that takes away the worst problems that her madness causes. She still has a few quirks, but nothing major, and she continues to (mostly jokingly) refer to herself as insane.
- Played For Laughs: Alice is crazy, knows it, and makes a lot of joking remarks about it. "I think I'm insane, but maybe that's just a delusion. I don't suffer from insanity, though, I enjoy it!"
- Played For Drama: Alice is haunted by the knowledge that she's losing her mind and seeks to regain her sanity.
Yes! I know I'm crazy, but if you go back to The Mad Hatter
, you won't be disappointed! Trust me!