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* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' Vezon was [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

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* In the ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' storyline, Vezon was [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.


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* Tenille Tayla has always been a little eccentric but it has yet to be revealed what happened in Florida to turn her into the bubble headed dancer we call Wrestling/{{Emma}}.

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* [[Wrestling/TenilleDashwood Tenille Tayla Tayla]] has always been a little eccentric but it has yet to be revealed what happened in Florida to turn her into the bubble headed dancer we call Wrestling/{{Emma}}.Emma.


If a Cloudcuckoolander is dangerous, then that is BewareTheSillyOnes. If they fight for a random rather than heroic reason, see {{Classical|Antihero}} or NominalHero. Because of the humor value in doing so, they're more likely than most characters to be a SpannerInTheWorks that stops an seemingly unstoppable plan, leaving viewers wondering if they were aware of what they were doing. For that reason, when it's time for a show to get serious, these characters are likely to be [[ShooOutTheClowns killed or detained]] so the viewers know they won't be responsible for yet another DeusExMachina.

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If a Cloudcuckoolander is dangerous, then that is BewareTheSillyOnes. If they fight for a random rather than heroic reason, see {{Classical|Antihero}} ClassicalAntihero or NominalHero. Because of the humor value in doing so, they're more likely than most characters to be a SpannerInTheWorks that stops an seemingly unstoppable plan, leaving viewers wondering if they were aware of what they were doing. For that reason, when it's time for a show to get serious, these characters are likely to be [[ShooOutTheClowns killed or detained]] so the viewers know they won't be responsible for yet another DeusExMachina.


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** Hamlet can resemble this, for instance in the dialogue where he conflates Polonius with a 'fishmonger' and discusses the sun breeding maggots in a dead dog. The other characters certainly take him for something very much like this. The jury is still out on whether he was feigning madness, was mad, or was merely speaking on a level too subtle for the other characters to understand. Nonetheless, most other characters find him difficult to relate to.


* Music/PeterGabriel once {{crossdresse|r}}d as [[http://www.rotatingcorpse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/pg_9.jpg a fox in a long red dress]] and it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome was awesome]].

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* Music/PeterGabriel once {{crossdresse|r}}d as [[http://www.rotatingcorpse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/pg_9.jpg a fox in a long red dress]] and it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome was awesome]].


* Any of Music/TheProtomen to one degree or another, between the rambling non-sequiturs that make up their "press releases", the insistence on codenames and general mystery about the band itself, half the things they've ever said (including the claim that their bus was destroyed by a vengeance-crazed rodent) and it takes a certain type of person to make a RockOpera about VideoGame/MegaMan in the first place. The craziness is a big part of their appeal, though.

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* Any of Music/TheProtomen to one degree or another, between the rambling non-sequiturs that make up their "press releases", the insistence on codenames and general mystery about the band itself, half the things they've ever said (including the claim that their bus was destroyed by a vengeance-crazed rodent) and it takes a certain type of person to make a RockOpera about VideoGame/MegaMan [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]] in the first place. The craziness is a big part of their appeal, though.


One mark of a Cloudcuckoolander is when, 90% of the time, you think the character is just plain nuts, but 10% of the time, you suspect that the character is in fact the OnlySaneMan on the show. In other words, a Cloudcuckoolander [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight has massive knowledge and understanding of the workings of the universe]], but a poor way of communicating that to everyone else. Unfortunately, when they are smart, nobody else is, and when they are not, everybody else is. In any event, they can be oddly endearing, if not downright CrazyAwesome.

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One mark of a Cloudcuckoolander is when, 90% of the time, you think the character is just plain nuts, but 10% of the time, you suspect that the character is in fact the OnlySaneMan on the show. In other words, a Cloudcuckoolander [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight has massive knowledge and understanding of the workings of the universe]], but a poor way of communicating that to everyone else. Unfortunately, when they are smart, nobody else is, and when they are not, everybody else is. In any event, they can be oddly endearing, if not downright CrazyAwesome.
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Another notable mark is that often there is nothing actually ''wrong'' with what they do, but it is most assuredly not something a normal person would do. Sit down with a Cloudcuckoolander and try to explain to them that normal people don't wear the clothes of a dead man. They will ''never'' understand what your problem is. It's not like the dead guy cares, is it? Likewise they would fail to understand the reason for wearing shoes in a public place (it's warm and cosy, so [[BarefootLoon why not go barefoot?]]) or using the preposition "I" when referring to yourself (you use other people's names when speaking about them, so [[ThirdPersonPerson why not use your own name when you speak about yourself]]?)

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Another notable mark is that often there is nothing actually ''wrong'' with what they do, but it is most assuredly not something a normal person would do. Sit down with a Cloudcuckoolander and try to explain to them that normal people don't wear the clothes of a dead man. They will ''never'' understand what your problem is. It's not like the dead guy cares, is it? Likewise they would fail to understand the reason for wearing shoes in a public place (it's warm and cosy, so [[BarefootLoon why not go barefoot?]]) or using the preposition pronoun "I" when referring to yourself (you use other people's names when speaking about them, so [[ThirdPersonPerson why not use your own name when you speak about yourself]]?)


* Japanese rocker {{Gackt}} is well-known for his odd behavior, particularly in interviews: Instead of answering questions in a straight-forward manner, he instead says things that are deliberately absurd, nonsensical, or lewd, but always with a [[DeadpanSnarker straight face]], making it difficult to tell if he is joking or being serious.

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* Japanese rocker {{Gackt}} Music/{{Gackt}} is well-known for his odd behavior, particularly in interviews: Instead of answering questions in a straight-forward manner, he instead says things that are deliberately absurd, nonsensical, or lewd, but always with a [[DeadpanSnarker straight face]], making it difficult to tell if he is joking or being serious.



* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus]]. When a group of [[SmugSnake Smug Snakes]] brought an adulteress to Him, telling Him that she should be stoned for committing the sin of adultery, He [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome answered by writing something in the sand]]. And don't even get started on the parables. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], however, in that He wasn't actually weird or insane, he was just a Cloud Cuckoo Lander in that He had a "non-standard perspective on life", as the "Playing With" page for this trope says. He is believed by many to be GodInHumanForm, so the things he said and did would seem odd to us humans.

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* [[Literature/TheBible Jesus]]. ''Literature/TheBible'': Jesus. When a group of [[SmugSnake Smug Snakes]] {{Smug Snake}}s brought an adulteress to Him, telling Him that she should be stoned for committing the sin of adultery, He [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome answered by writing something in the sand]].sand. And don't even get started on the parables. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], {{Justified|Trope}}, however, in that He wasn't actually weird or insane, he was just a Cloud Cuckoo Lander in that He had a "non-standard perspective on life", as the "Playing With" page for this trope says. He is believed by many to be GodInHumanForm, so the things he said and did would seem odd to us humans.


When they are given a specific disorder, it is often AttentionDeficitOohShiny, despite the fact that a couple of lesser-known disorders actually fit better: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizotypal_personality_disorder Schizotypal personality disorder]], which is essentially schizophrenia-lite characterized in part by acting really weird,[[note]]The rest of it consists of mild/sub-psychotic versions of the delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations found in paranoid schizophrenia, as well as the [[TheStoic affect]] [[MoodSwinger disturbances]] that appear across types, hence "schizophrenia-lite"[[/note]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_disorder thought disorder]], which is when normal speech is disrupted and presumed to reflect a similar disruption in thoughts. However, there are a growing number of these characters whose strangeness is a symptom of HollywoodAutism. Oddly enough, [[TruthInTelevision quirkiness is a common trait in real-life autistics]].

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When they are given a specific disorder, it is often AttentionDeficitOohShiny, despite the fact that a couple of lesser-known disorders actually fit better: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizotypal_personality_disorder Schizotypal personality disorder]], disorder,]] which is essentially schizophrenia-lite characterized in part by acting really weird,[[note]]The rest of it consists of mild/sub-psychotic versions of the delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations found in paranoid schizophrenia, as well as the [[TheStoic affect]] [[MoodSwinger disturbances]] that appear across types, hence "schizophrenia-lite"[[/note]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_disorder thought disorder]], disorder,]] which is when normal speech is disrupted and presumed to reflect a similar disruption in thoughts. However, there are a growing number of these characters whose strangeness is a symptom of HollywoodAutism. Oddly enough, [[TruthInTelevision quirkiness is a common trait in real-life autistics]].


* Jazz pianist ''Thelonius Monk'' was known for his antics, his special way of playing the piano and his affinity for nice hats. [[https://tv.nrk.no/serie/tema-med-variasjoner/FUHA66003066/26-05-1966 You definitely have to see it to believe it]].

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* Jazz pianist ''Thelonius Monk'' was known for his antics, his special way of playing the piano and his affinity for nice hats. [[https://tv.nrk.no/serie/tema-med-variasjoner/FUHA66003066/26-05-1966 You definitely have to see it to believe it]].it.]]


** Syd from ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' has a habit of going off on strange and often creepy tangents, and jumping to precisely the wrong conclusion when presented with any situation. She did roll in dirt and fake blood for her werewolf halloween costume, and demanded to hide in a doghouse to transform despite the team already being hidden from public eye.

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** Syd Sid from ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' has a habit of going off on strange and often creepy tangents, and jumping to precisely the wrong conclusion when presented with any situation. She did roll in dirt and fake blood for her werewolf halloween costume, and demanded to hide in a doghouse to transform despite the team already being hidden from public eye.

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** Syd from ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}'' has a habit of going off on strange and often creepy tangents, and jumping to precisely the wrong conclusion when presented with any situation. She did roll in dirt and fake blood for her werewolf halloween costume, and demanded to hide in a doghouse to transform despite the team already being hidden from public eye.


* {{Cloudcuckoolanguage}}: Eccentricity manifesting itself in speech mannerisms, such as strange {{VerbalTic}}s, [[ThirdPersonPerson referring to oneself in the third person]], [[TheNeologizer making up nonexistent words]], etc.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolanguage}}: Eccentricity manifesting itself in speech mannerisms, such as strange {{VerbalTic}}s, [[ThirdPersonPerson referring to oneself in the third person]], [[TheNeologizer making up nonexistent words]], words, etc.

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* Roc from the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' game of ''Podcast/CoolKidsTable'' is a little odd, such as when he spends most of his time changing his wardrobe to different ridiculous outfits, hanging his hat on the head of one of Todd's mercenaries to keep it out of the way, and wearing two pairs of sunglasses at once.
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