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'''Don:''' No, he said we would never find them. What, do you think he figured it out?\\

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'''Don:''' No, he He said we would never find them. What, do you think he figured it out?\\


--->'''Robin:''' On the other hand, [=McGill=] may not be so crazy. (''{{Beat}}'') Okay, he's crazy, but that doesn't mean that he's wrong.

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--->'''Robin:''' On the other hand, [=McGill=] may not be so crazy. (''{{Beat}}'') [[VerbalBackspace Okay, he's crazy, crazy]], but that doesn't mean that he's wrong.


Compare ActuallyAGoodIdea, DumbassHasAPoint, JerkassHasAPoint, NoMereWindmill, ProperlyParanoid, MadOracle, CassandraTruth, TheCassandra, CueTheFlyingPigs, TheDogWasTheMastermind and IWarnedYou. Contrast WindmillCrusader. This trope may result in someone else GivingUpOnLogic. When combined with BreakingTheFourthWall, may result in AudienceWhatAudience, and a meta-version of this can overlap with AccidentallyCorrectWriting. If it's the MadnessMantra that was right all along, perhaps you should be a little afraid... And if the whole thing was a joke that happens to match reality, it's JokeAndReceive (doesn't require a [=CloudCuckoolander=]).

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Compare ActuallyAGoodIdea, DumbassHasAPoint, JerkassHasAPoint, NoMereWindmill, ProperlyParanoid, MadOracle, CassandraTruth, TheCassandra, CueTheFlyingPigs, TheDogWasTheMastermind and IWarnedYou. Contrast WindmillCrusader. This trope may result in someone else GivingUpOnLogic. When combined with BreakingTheFourthWall, may result in AudienceWhatAudience, and a meta-version of this can overlap with AccidentallyCorrectWriting. If it's the MadnessMantra that was right all along, perhaps you should be a little afraid... And if the whole thing was a joke that happens to match reality, it's JokeAndReceive (doesn't require a [=CloudCuckoolander=]).
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* In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresAlienBodies Alien Bodies]]'', UNISYC (the ruthless future version of UNIT) is represented at the auction by Colonel Kortez, who insists on describing nearly everything as "not what it seems". His subordinate officer has privately concluded he has a form of paranoia called Displacer Syndrome, the Doctor thinks he's "rather confused", but ''every single one of the things he mentions'' turns out to not, in fact, be what it seems.



%%* Creator/GKChesterton loved this trope, employing it in such works as ''Manalive'' and ''Napoleon of Notting Hill''
* ''Literature/{{Circleverse}}'': Zeghorz from ''Literature/TheWillOfTheEmpress'' seems crazy to start with, but it turns out that he actually hears and sees things on the wind, making all of his babbling completely true.
* In Peter Hamilton's ''Commonwealth Saga'', one man wages a terrorist campaign against the government because he believes a telepathic alien has infiltrated it and is directing the course of humanity towards destruction. Initially laughed off (the ideas at any rate) as lunacy, it turns out he was indeed correct.

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%%* Creator/GKChesterton loved this trope, employing it in such works as ''Manalive'' and ''Napoleon of Notting Hill''
* ''Literature/{{Circleverse}}'': Zeghorz from ''Literature/TheWillOfTheEmpress'' seems crazy to start with, but it turns out that he actually hears and sees things on the wind, making all of his babbling completely true.
* In Peter Hamilton's ''Commonwealth Saga'', ''Literature/CommonwealthSaga'', one man wages a terrorist campaign against the government because he believes a telepathic alien has infiltrated it and is directing the course of humanity towards destruction. Initially laughed off (the ideas at any rate) as lunacy, it turns out he was indeed correct.



* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'': In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''Alien Bodies'', UNISYC (the ruthless future version of UNIT) is represented at the auction by Colonel Kortez, who insists on describing nearly everything as "not what it seems". His subordinate officer has privately concluded he has a form of paranoia called Displacer Syndrome, the Doctor thinks he's "rather confused", but ''every single one of the things he mentions'' turns out to not, in fact, be what it seems.



* In ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', there's a galaxy-spanning Website/{{Usenet}}-like network where various aliens discuss the book's crisis, from a number of different perspectives. One particular alien, "Twirlip of the Mists", is talking through several layers of auto-translation software on an extremely low-bandwidth connection, so most of what it says sounds rather bizarre. It's pretty much all exactly right, though, including such apparent nonsense as "hexapodia is the key insight".



%%* ''Manalive'' by Creator/GKChesterton
%%* ''The Napoleon of Notting Hill'' by Creator/GKChesterton



* ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'': In ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', there's a galaxy-spanning Website/{{Usenet}}-like network where various aliens discuss the book's crisis, from a number of different perspectives. One particular alien, "Twirlip of the Mists", is talking through several layers of auto-translation software on an extremely low-bandwidth connection, so most of what it says sounds rather bizarre. It's pretty much all exactly right, though, including such apparent nonsense as "hexapodia is the key insight".

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* ''Literature/ZonesOfThought'': In ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'', there's a galaxy-spanning Website/{{Usenet}}-like network where various aliens discuss ''Literature/TheWillOfTheEmpress'', Zeghorz seems crazy to start with, but it turns out that he actually hears and sees things on the book's crisis, from a number of different perspectives. One particular alien, "Twirlip of the Mists", is talking through several layers of auto-translation software on an extremely low-bandwidth connection, so most of what it says sounds rather bizarre. It's pretty much wind, making all exactly right, though, including such apparent nonsense as "hexapodia is the key insight".of his babbling completely true.


* A part of the Question's unifying conspiracy theory in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' is that it includes boy bands in [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a list of things like global warming, Third World conflicts, and super-germs.]] A later episode has a FreezeFrameBonus when he opens up a drive containing hidden data from the Cadmus organization, which has a file labeled "[[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil Brazilboyz]]."

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* A part of the Question's unifying conspiracy theory in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' is that it includes boy bands in [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a list of things like global warming, Third World conflicts, and super-germs.]] A later episode has a FreezeFrameBonus when he opens up a drive containing hidden data from the Cadmus organization, which has a file labeled "[[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil Brazilboyz]]."" And then there’s his discovery of Baskin Robbins' thirty-''second'' flavor. Just as he suspected.


%%* Grandpa Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''--"Twisted tail...a thousand eyes...trapped forever... EEEPA! EEEPA!"
%%** Lampshaded later on: "My god, the crazy old man in church was right!" By himself.

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%%* * Grandpa Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''--"Twisted tail...a thousand eyes...trapped forever... EEEPA! EEEPA!"
%%** Lampshaded
EEEPA!" It gets lampshaded later on: "My god, the crazy old man in church was right!" By himself.himself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman'', Alvin makes various crazy claims about people in the neighborhood being monsters that get him in trouble. He has never been right, which his brothers ridicule him for, and Simon uses them as evidence that his claims their new neighbor is a werewolf are wrong. Then Theodore is bitten and turns into a werewolf, and it's eventually revealed that their new neighbor ''is'' the one who bit him.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman'', Alvin makes various crazy claims about people in the neighborhood being monsters that get him in trouble. He has never been right, which his brothers ridicule him for, and Simon uses them as evidence that his claims their new neighbor is a werewolf are wrong. Then Theodore is bitten and turns into a werewolf, and it's eventually revealed that their new neighbor ''is'' the one who bit him.


** In "Meat Dog's Friends", it is revealed that Dog believes meat comes from meat trees planted by a man named Johnny Meatseed. Cat attempts to set Dog straight by showing him a video of animals being led into a slaughterhouse, which results in [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Dog becoming horrified that he had been eating food made from sentient creatures]] and eventually trying to eat his own brother after considering vegetables and rocks his friends on the basis that brothers are not friends. Fortunately, Johnny Meatseed turns out to be real and plants meat trees for Dog so he doesn't have to eat Cat or feel guilty about eating meat.



** In "Meat Dog's Friends", it is revealed that Dog believes meat comes from meat trees planted by a man named Johnny Meatseed. Cat attempts to set Dog straight by showing him a video of animals being led into a slaughterhouse, which results in [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Dog becoming horrified that he had been eating food made from sentient creatures]] and eventually trying to eat his own brother after considering vegetables and rocks his friends on the basis that brothers are not friends. Fortunately, Johnny Meatseed turns out to be real and plants meat trees for Dog so he doesn't have to eat Cat or feel guilty about eating meat.

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* In ''WebComic/YokokasQuest'', Grace is treated by her Las Vegas friends as a nutty conspiracy theorist who could go on to do great things if only she applied herself more seriously. It turns out that she was right about Cisum though.

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* A part of the Question's unifying conspiracy theory in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' is that it includes boy bands in [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a list of things like global warming, Third World conflicts, and super-germs.]] A later episode has a FreezeFrameBonus when he opens up a drive containing hidden data from the Cadmus organization, which has a file labeled "[[Literature/TheBoysFromBrazil Brazilboyz]]."


** Played with in a later episode. A conspiracy theorist claims that a public figure and his charitable organization aren't on the up-and-up. He turns out to be right, but the implication is that it's pretty much luck and chance; given how many people he thinks are doing something illicit, one of them was bound to end up being actually sleazy.(He was also right only in the broadest possible sense; the specifics of his conspiracy theory didn't even come close to the truth of what happened.) The trope is {{Lampshade|hanging}}d by Robin.

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** Played with in a later episode. A conspiracy theorist claims that a public figure and his charitable organization aren't on the up-and-up. He turns out to be right, but the implication is that it's pretty much luck and chance; given how many people he thinks are doing something illicit, one of them was bound to end up being actually sleazy.(He [[note]]He was also right only in the broadest possible sense; the specifics of actual crime that was committed bears virtually no resemblance to his conspiracy theory didn't even come close to the truth of what happened.) theories.[[/note]] The trope is even {{Lampshade|hanging}}d by Robin.


** Played with in a later episode. A conspiracy theorist's suspicion of a public figure turns out to be accurate, but the implication is that it's pretty much luck and chance; given how many people he thinks are doing something illicit, one of them was bound to end up being actually sleazy. (Also, while he had the right guy, he had virtually all the details wrong.)

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** Played with in a later episode. A conspiracy theorist's suspicion of theorist claims that a public figure and his charitable organization aren't on the up-and-up. He turns out to be accurate, right, but the implication is that it's pretty much luck and chance; given how many people he thinks are doing something illicit, one of them was bound to end up being actually sleazy. (Also, while he had the sleazy.(He was also right guy, he had virtually all only in the details broadest possible sense; the specifics of his conspiracy theory didn't even come close to the truth of what happened.) The trope is {{Lampshade|hanging}}d by Robin.
--->'''Robin:''' On the other hand, [=McGill=] may not be so crazy. (''{{Beat}}'') Okay, he's crazy, but that doesn't mean that he's
wrong.)


* In the episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' "Coerced", a schizophrenic man rants ([[NotSoFastBucko after]] the judge decides to institutionalize him for treatment) that someone was murdered in his last home. The detectives realise that since he was medicated at the time it might be true and investigate. [[spoiler: It turns out that the [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot home killed a woman in the room next to his through negligence and then, when they realized he could implicate them, withheld his medication]] so he'd start acting "crazy" and no one would believe him (making them responsible for the man's actions when they [[RevealingCoverup dumped him on the street]]).]]

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* In the episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' "Coerced", a schizophrenic man rants ([[NotSoFastBucko after]] the judge decides to institutionalize him for treatment) that someone was murdered in his last home. The detectives realise that since he was medicated at the time it might be true and investigate. [[spoiler: It turns out that the [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot home killed a woman in the room next to his through negligence and then, when they realized he could implicate them, withheld his medication]] so he'd start acting "crazy" and no one would believe him (making them responsible for the man's actions, since those actions when they [[RevealingCoverup dumped him were based on the street]]).his unmedicated mental state).]]


* In the episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' "Coerced", a schizophrenic man rants ([[NotSoFastBucko after]] the judge decides to institutionalize him for treatment) that someone was murdered in his last home. The detectives realise that since he was medicated at the time it might be true and investigate. [[spoiler: It turns out that the [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot home killed a woman in the room next to his through negligence and withheld his medication]]] so no one would believe him (making them responsible for the man's actions when they [[RevealingCoverup dumped him on the street]]).]]

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* In the episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' "Coerced", a schizophrenic man rants ([[NotSoFastBucko after]] the judge decides to institutionalize him for treatment) that someone was murdered in his last home. The detectives realise that since he was medicated at the time it might be true and investigate. [[spoiler: It turns out that the [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot home killed a woman in the room next to his through negligence and then, when they realized he could implicate them, withheld his medication]]] medication]] so he'd start acting "crazy" and no one would believe him (making them responsible for the man's actions when they [[RevealingCoverup dumped him on the street]]).]]


** Played with in a later episode. A conspiracy theorist's suspicion of a public figure turns out to be accurate, but the implication is that it's pretty much luck and chance; given how many people he thinks are doing something illicit, one of them was bound to end up being actually sleazy.

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** Played with in a later episode. A conspiracy theorist's suspicion of a public figure turns out to be accurate, but the implication is that it's pretty much luck and chance; given how many people he thinks are doing something illicit, one of them was bound to end up being actually sleazy. (Also, while he had the right guy, he had virtually all the details wrong.)


* In ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}},'' [[AxCrazy Vezon]] has this passage, as he and a RagtagBandOfMisfits move down a tunnel:

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* In ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}},'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''
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[[AxCrazy Vezon]] has this passage, as he and a RagtagBandOfMisfits move down a tunnel:



** (Other characters, all thoroughly irritated, discuss killing him to shut him up)

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** *** (Other characters, all thoroughly irritated, discuss killing him to shut him up)



** Cue trap being sprung.

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** *** Cue trap being sprung. sprung.
--> Vezon: [[DeadpanSnarker “No, no, no. Too late to apologize. Much, much too late.”]]
** Kiina strongly believed in life on other planets, and wanted to leave her CrapsackWorld DesertPunk planet and visit them. Naturally, everyone thought she was nuts until Mata Nui showed up.



* Kiina from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' strongly believed in life on other planets, and wanted to leave her CrapsackWorld DesertPunk planet and visit them. Naturally, everyone thought she was nuts until Mata Nui showed up.

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