Main With Great Power Comes Great Insanity Discussion

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JayTDawgzone
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04:03:10 PM Jul 28th 2017
edited by JayTDawgzone
Does this trope have to be focused upon people with super-power type powers? Can Kurtz of Apocalypse Now and similar types (like George Sims of Bedlam [1946], Aguirre of Aguirre, the Wrath of God [1972] or maybe "mad kings" like King Lear and George III) qualify? Is there a "mad with power" trope I don't know of that involves madness coming out of social power? I suppose "Drunk with Power" is similar, but how about mental illness that stems from or is aggravated by social power? Just curious. Thanks.
monkeyboy214
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10:54:48 PM Sep 5th 2015
Thaumcraft should be added. Warp acts sort of like insanity where the player experiences hallucinations and paranoia.
Ysmni
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03:02:10 PM Jul 14th 2012
Is there a different quote we can use for this page? It's the same one for Drunk With Power.
raggedyadams
11:15:42 AM Jun 12th 2013
Possible inclusion for Comics:-

Toyed with in FreakAngels by Warren Ellis, both passive/benign in the case of Arkady/Kait, and creepy/sociopathic in the case of Mark/Luke.
Theenmityofages1994
06:29:19 PM Dec 24th 2013
Shouldn't we have another image picking discussion? I think the current image is something of a cop out when there are so many more recognisable, even iconic, images available e.g. Jean Grey as Dark Phoenix.
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