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* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Seamus O'Reily suffered brain damage during a street fight and has the mental faculties of a kindergartner. While normally a placid fellow, he becomes extremely violent when agitated, and his naivete means he has no problem with going along with his brother Ryan's schemes.




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** Choo-Choo, a contractor with Tigerhawk Securities, suffers from mental disability as a result of being hit by shrapnel while serving in the army.


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. When this trope is compared to [[TheSoulless being literally devoid of a soul]], check NeurodiversityIsSupernatural. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, EunuchsAreEvil, DepravedDwarf, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. When this trope is compared to [[TheSoulless being literally devoid of a soul]], check NeurodiversityIsSupernatural. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


There can be a number of reasons for this combination. Perhaps the character is so severely limited in his ability to understand what is and is not acceptable that he simply does not know any better. This can go double if he is surrounded by equally or even more malicious abled people who enable or encourage his behaviour. Perhaps he is angry at a world that ostracizes or rejects him because of his disability and lashes out because of this. Perhaps his evil and his handicap, at least in theory, have nothing to do with one another; you don't have to be a genius to be dangerous, and evil people come in all forms. Or perhaps the writer is simply "othering" people with nonstandard intellectual gifts; needless to say this trope, like EvilCripple, can be terribly ableist depending on how it's employed.

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There can be a number of reasons for this combination. Perhaps the character is so severely limited in his ability to understand what is and is not acceptable that he simply does not know any better. This can go double if he is surrounded by equally or even more malicious abled people who enable or encourage his behaviour. Perhaps he is angry at a world that ostracizes or rejects him because of his disability and lashes out because of this. Perhaps his evil and his handicap, at least in theory, have nothing to do with one another; you don't have to be a genius to be dangerous, and evil people come in all forms. Or perhaps the writer is simply "othering" people with nonstandard intellectual gifts; needless to say this trope, like EvilCripple, can be terribly ableist depending on how it's employed.
employed. No matter how it's played, potential for UnfortunateImplications runs ''extremely'' high.


* ''Film/SlingBlade'' mostly but not entirely averts this trope. Karl is a mentally handicapped man who spent most of his life in a mental institution. While Karl is kind and caring towards people who reciprocate his friendship and has a traditional concept of morality and justice, his only solution to major moral problems in his life (whether it's his adulterous mother or his friend's abusive stepfather) seems to involve murdering the offending individuals.

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* ''Film/SlingBlade'' mostly but not entirely averts this trope. Karl is a mentally handicapped man who spent most of his life in a mental institution. While Karl is kind and caring towards people who reciprocate his friendship and has a traditional concept of morality and justice, his only solution to major moral problems in his life (whether it's his adulterous mother or his friend's abusive stepfather) seems to involve involves murdering the offending individuals.




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*''Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury'': The mentally retarded Benjy Compson is castrated for attempting to rape his sister. Many of Creator/WilliamFaulkner 's other novels utilize this trope, for instance the severely retarded Ike Snopes in ''The Hamlet'' (who can't even speak, apart from pained efforts to sound out his own name) is discovered having sexual relations with a neighbor's cow.

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* ''Film/SlingBlade'' mostly but not entirely averts this trope. Karl is a mentally handicapped man who spent most of his life in a mental institution. While Karl is kind and caring towards people who reciprocate his friendship and has a traditional concept of morality and justice, his only solution to major moral problems in his life (whether it's his adulterous mother or his friend's abusive stepfather) seems to involve murdering the offending individuals.


* ''Literature/TheElenium'': [[TheBrute Adus]] is a physically disfigured and almost nonverbal killing machine, who suffers from berserk rages and enjoys killing and raping anyone he encounters. Despite the best efforts of his employer, [[MagnificentBastard Martel]], Adus is barely literate, incapable of looking after his own hygiene, and utterly useless for any tasks that don't involve murder or immediate and straightforward violence. Alternately described as "frighteningly stupid," "barely human," and a "walking battleaxe", Adus is pretty clearly disabled in some fashion, even if the characters, living in a medieval Europe analogue, lack the language to describe him as such.

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* ''Literature/TheElenium'': [[TheBrute Adus]] is a physically disfigured and almost nonverbal killing machine, who suffers from berserk rages and enjoys killing and raping anyone he encounters. Despite the best efforts of his employer, [[MagnificentBastard Martel]], Martel, Adus is barely literate, incapable of looking after his own hygiene, and utterly useless for any tasks that don't involve murder or immediate and straightforward violence. Alternately described as "frighteningly stupid," "barely human," and a "walking battleaxe", Adus is pretty clearly disabled in some fashion, even if the characters, living in a medieval Europe analogue, lack the language to describe him as such.

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* Implied to be the case with [[spoiler:Robert]] ''Film/{{Searching}}'', who [[spoiler:catfished, stalked, and eventually thought he had killed Margo. His mother Rosemary repeatedly says he's "different" from other kids, struggles fitting in, and suffers from fits of rage.]] It's left somewhat ambiguous into that [[spoiler:Vick]] may just be making excuses for him, but it's at least strongly implied that something is mentally wrong.


* ''Series/InsideNo9'', it's not clear what is wrong with David: he may have an AmbiguousDisorder or a FictionalDisability, but he's extremely unnerving, creepy, and hyper-focused on serial killers, which leads to him killing several people.

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* ''Series/InsideNo9'', In ''Series/{{Psychoville}}'', it's not clear what is wrong with David: he may have an AmbiguousDisorder or a FictionalDisability, but he's extremely unnerving, creepy, and hyper-focused on serial killers, which leads to him killing several people.

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* ''Series/InsideNo9'', it's not clear what is wrong with David: he may have an AmbiguousDisorder or a FictionalDisability, but he's extremely unnerving, creepy, and hyper-focused on serial killers, which leads to him killing several people.


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. When this trope is compared to [[TheSoulless being literally devoid of a soul]], check NeuroscienceIsSupernatural. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. When this trope is compared to [[TheSoulless being literally devoid of a soul]], check NeuroscienceIsSupernatural.NeurodiversityIsSupernatural. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. When this trope is compared to [[TheSoulless being literally devoid of a soul]], check NeuroscienceIsSupernatural. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. This should go without saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'': In the comics Melvin "Gladiator" Potter was a mentally ill man who suffered from the delusional belief that he was a Roman gladiator and the Kingpin was his Emperor. In the show, Melvin was instead presented as mentally disabled, admitting to requiring help from his friend Betsy in order to tell right from wrong and living in fear of Kingpin, who had threatened to harm Betsy if Melvin didn't work for him. When Matt defeats Melvin in a fight and offers to save Betsy from Kingpin, Melvin, depicted as an IdiotSavant when it comes to weapons and armor design, quickly switches sides and begins designing costumes for Matt.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'': ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'': In the comics Melvin "Gladiator" Potter was a mentally ill man who suffered from the delusional belief that he was a Roman gladiator and the Kingpin was his Emperor. In the show, Melvin was instead presented as mentally disabled, admitting to requiring help from his friend Betsy in order to tell right from wrong and living in fear of Kingpin, who had threatened to harm Betsy if Melvin didn't work for him. When Matt defeats Melvin in a fight and offers to save Betsy from Kingpin, Melvin, depicted as an IdiotSavant when it comes to weapons and armor design, quickly switches sides and begins designing costumes for Matt.


* ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' and its sequels, spinoffs, and remakes have always portrayed iconic slasher Leatherface as intellectually disabled and submissive to his far more overtly malicious family members. He's mute save for his ability to make animal noises, communicates only by means of whichever mask he is wearing, and on at least one occasion is flat out described by another family member as "simple".

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* ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' and its sequels, spinoffs, and remakes have always portrayed iconic slasher Leatherface as intellectually disabled and submissive to his far more overtly malicious family members. He's mute save for his ability to make animal noises, communicates only by means of whichever mask he is wearing, and on at least one occasion is flat out described by another family member as "simple".

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* Debilitas in ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' seems to act like a dog with the mind of a toddler, and he only really wants to play with the pretty dolly. The problem is Fiona is the "pretty dolly" and he'll ''[[ObliviouslyEvil crush her to death with his hug]]'' if he gets his hands on her. [[spoiler:You later find out he's a failed experiment, being a homunculus created from a dog's placenta, and that he ''can'' be [[HeelFaceTurn spared and even redeemed]] if you make the right choices]].

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