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** Also comes up in an exchange in the finale:
-->'''The Author:''' You're insane if you think I'll help you!\\
'''Bill:''' Hahahah! I'm insane either way, brainiac!


* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "City at the Edge of the World", Avon points out that Bayban dare not use a spaceship's laser cannon at point-blank range, as the [[ConvectionSchmonvection backblast would kill him and everyone else in the area]].

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "City at the Edge of the World", Avon points out that Bayban dare not use a spaceship's laser cannon at point-blank range, as the [[ConvectionSchmonvection [[AttackBackfire backblast would kill him and everyone else in the area]].

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "City at the Edge of the World", Avon points out that Bayban dare not use a spaceship's laser cannon at point-blank range, as the [[ConvectionSchmonvection backblast would kill him and everyone else in the area]].
-->'''Cally:''' You'd have to be insane to use it, then.
-->'''Bayban:''' Well maybe that's it. Maybe I am insane.

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* Gramma Tala in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' claims to be this, although she doesn't really do anything out of the ordinary.
-->'''Moana''': Why are you acting so weird?
-->'''Tala''': I'm the village crazy lady. That's my job.


* Stephen Leeds from ''Literature/{{Legion}}'' knows perfectly well that he's not normal and that the fifty-odd companions he sees and interacts with every day are just hallucinations that do not, technically, exist. However, he repatedly argues that since he's perfectly capable of functioning in spite of his condition, he isn't ''mentally ill'' per se.

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* ''Literature/TheManyLivesOfStephenLeeds'': Stephen Leeds from ''Literature/{{Legion}}'' knows perfectly well that he's not normal and that the fifty-odd companions he sees and interacts with every day are just hallucinations that do not, technically, exist. However, he repatedly argues that since he's perfectly capable of functioning in spite of his condition, he isn't ''mentally ill'' per se.


* Jim Moriarty in Series/{{Sherlock}}:
-->'''Sherlock:''' "[[YoureInsane You're insane]]!"\\
'''Moriarity:''' "[[InsultBackfire You're just getting that now?]]"
** Sherlock also occasionally calls himself a "[[InsistentTerminology high-functioning sociopath.]]" [[NotSoAboveItAll He's not,]] despite his InsufferableGenius and ByronicHero tendencies, and it's not clear if he's [[JerkassFacade acting like one]] so he doesn't have to confront his intimacy issues or has convinced himself he really ''is'' a sociopath.

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* Jim Moriarty in Series/{{Sherlock}}:
** Jim Moriarty gets called insane.
-->'''Sherlock:''' "[[YoureInsane [[YoureInsane You're insane]]!"\\
insane]]!\\
'''Moriarity:''' "[[InsultBackfire [[InsultBackfire You're just getting that now?]]"
now?]]
** Sherlock also occasionally calls himself a "[[InsistentTerminology high-functioning sociopath.]]" [[NotSoAboveItAll He's not,]] despite his InsufferableGenius and ByronicHero tendencies, and it's not clear if he's [[JerkassFacade acting like one]] one so he doesn't have to confront his intimacy issues or has convinced himself he really ''is'' a sociopath.


** Sherlock also occasionally calls himself a "[[InsistentTerminology high-functioning sociopath.]]"

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** Sherlock also occasionally calls himself a "[[InsistentTerminology high-functioning sociopath.]]"]]" [[NotSoAboveItAll He's not,]] despite his InsufferableGenius and ByronicHero tendencies, and it's not clear if he's [[JerkassFacade acting like one]] so he doesn't have to confront his intimacy issues or has convinced himself he really ''is'' a sociopath.


* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Imperishable Night'', when CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame [[spoiler:is exposed to "pure" lunar rays, which can drive humans mad, she isn't concerned because, in her own words, "I'm insane to begin with"]]. This is the only time she comes out and says this, however.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Imperishable Night'', ''VideoGame/TouhouEiyashouImperishableNight'', when CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame [[spoiler:is exposed to "pure" lunar rays, which can drive humans mad, she isn't concerned because, in her own words, "I'm insane to begin with"]]. This is the only time she comes out and says this, however.


* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' has Madeline "Maddy" Hatter, the daughter of the man himself. She's basically her father, only female.

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* ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' has Madeline "Maddy" Hatter, the daughter of the man himself. She's basically her father, only female.


** Vastly superseded by [[BigBad the Major]] himself, who [[CrazyAwesome delightfully revels]] in the fact that he and [[{{Ghostapo}} his troops]] are quite insane and how they wish to spread their madness to every corner of the Earth. He is also eager to tell anyone who will listen about [[BloodKnight his intense love of war]] and how he has turned Millenium into an army with [[ChaoticEvil no other purpose than to wage constant war]] [[DeathSeeker until every one of them goes out in a blaze of glory]].

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** Vastly superseded by [[BigBad the Major]] himself, who [[CrazyAwesome delightfully revels]] revels in the fact that he and [[{{Ghostapo}} his troops]] are quite insane and how they wish to spread their madness to every corner of the Earth. He is also eager to tell anyone who will listen about [[BloodKnight his intense love of war]] and how he has turned Millenium into an army with [[ChaoticEvil no other purpose than to wage constant war]] [[DeathSeeker until every one of them goes out in a blaze of glory]].


* In the VideoGame/{{Touhou}} game ''Imperishable Night'', when CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame [[spoiler:is exposed to "pure" lunar rays, which can drive humans mad, she isn't concerned because, in her own words, "I'm insane to begin with"]]. This is the only time she comes out and says this, however.

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* In the VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Imperishable Night'', when CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame [[spoiler:is exposed to "pure" lunar rays, which can drive humans mad, she isn't concerned because, in her own words, "I'm insane to begin with"]]. This is the only time she comes out and says this, however.

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* Stephen Leeds from ''Literature/{{Legion}}'' knows perfectly well that he's not normal and that the fifty-odd companions he sees and interacts with every day are just hallucinations that do not, technically, exist. However, he repatedly argues that since he's perfectly capable of functioning in spite of his condition, he isn't ''mentally ill'' per se.

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* Kled in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' appears at least somewhat aware that [[HearingVoices having badgers inside his brain tell him to kill]] is not a good sign; [[BloodKnight he just doesn't care]].
-->''(when selected)'' "I find courage unpredictable; it's ''total insanity'' you can rely on!"


Archetype is named for the character from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', who, like most of Wonderland's residents, knows just how crazy he is, and has decided to just sit back and enjoy it. Carroll's Mad Hatter is in turn a reference to the tendency of Victorian era hatters to go mad. "As mad as a hatter" was even a common phrase at the time. The actual cause of the phenomena was the presence of mercury in the solution used by hatters to shape and form the felt. The hatter would inhale and ingest trace amount of mercury during his work and eventually suffer from mercury poisoning, leading to dementia and death. Contrary to popular belief, Carroll never actually refers to the character as "the Mad Hatter" in the book; he is simply called "the Hatter".

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Archetype is named for the character from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', who, like most of Wonderland's residents, knows just how crazy he is, and has decided to just sit back and enjoy it. Carroll's Mad Hatter is in turn a reference to the tendency of Victorian era hatters to go mad. "As mad as a hatter" was even a common phrase at the time. The actual cause of the phenomena was the presence of mercury in the solution used by hatters to shape and form the felt. The hatter would inhale and ingest trace amount amounts of mercury during his work and eventually suffer from mercury poisoning, leading to dementia and death. Contrary to popular belief, Carroll never actually refers to the character as "the Mad Hatter" in the book; he is simply called "the Hatter".

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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' has Ruber well aware of his insanity. This is lampshaded during his song.
-->'''Lady Juliana''': [[YoureInsane You're mad!]]\\
'''Ruber''': [[InsultBackfire I'm so glad you've noticed.]] [[LampshadeHanging I've been working at it for years]].

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