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* ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'':
** Takumi Katsuragi during his time in Faust. He was not entirely in there when he created the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Hazard Trigger]] or headed the human experimentation. He did snap out of it later on and tried to fix the mess created but it was too late.
** Sento Kiryu is often the OnlySaneMan of his team, but that doesn't stop him from having plenty of these moments that are usually PlayedForLaughs. He enters a happy science place when he is maniacally cheerfull when inventing and ceases to notice reality until he is done much to the chagrin of his team.


For obvious reasons, this trope is usually associated with the MadScientist, but it can appear alongside other [[CloudCuckooLander personalities]]. As touched upon above, those in the madness place tend to [[ForgetsToEat forget to eat]], [[GeniusSlob bathe]], and sometimes talk. They may think they've said something, or think it's so blindingly obvious they shouldn't have to mention it. In a sense, ItsAllAboutMe.

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For obvious reasons, this trope is usually associated with the MadScientist, but it can appear alongside a PlayfulHacker or other [[CloudCuckooLander personalities]]. As touched upon above, those in the madness place tend to [[ForgetsToEat forget to eat]], [[GeniusSlob bathe]], and sometimes talk. They may think they've said something, or think it's so blindingly obvious they shouldn't have to mention it. In a sense, ItsAllAboutMe.


Compare HappyPlace. Not to be confused with [[EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace the Crazy Place]]. May be caused by ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, though going to TheMadnessPlace isn't necessarily due to a medical disorder. Compare NeurodiversityIsSupernatural, where atypical mental conditions do more than make you good at MacGyvering superweapons.

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Compare HappyPlace. Not to be confused with [[EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace the Crazy Place]]. Or [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} the Cuckoo Place]]. May be caused by ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, though going to TheMadnessPlace isn't necessarily due to a medical disorder. Compare NeurodiversityIsSupernatural, where atypical mental conditions do more than make you good at MacGyvering superweapons.

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* The desire to stay in TheMadnessPlace for long periods is a driving force in for many tabletop wizards and sorcerers to become a {{Lich}} to escape the distractions of life. There's no need for food and sleep for an undead, and in the off-chance a pesky adventurer interrupts your study and trashes your workshop, well, [[BackFromTheDead there's always more time.]]


* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', we get a somewhat-downplayed version with [[TheAce Daenerys Targaryen]], as she isn't loud about it and "[[RightfulKingReturns For Politics, Survival, and Getting My Family's Stuff Back]]!" doesn't quite have the [[ForScience same ring to it]]. Yet, some of the greatest leaps of insight she makes (be they magical, mundane or [[TakeAThirdOption just too outside the box]] for others to predict) are preceded by a rather weird reliance on visions and dream-states with the accompanying logic they give. The thing is, she makes it work for her more often than not -- particularly in the short-term. ([[DidntThinkThisThrough Longer-term]]...[[NotQuiteTheRightThing there can be a few issues, however]].) She often displays states close to trancing, lucid dreaming, or what looks an awful lot like natural self-hypnosis using mantras or sayings to spur herself along. As she is about the only major Targaryen example we get to go on in the series itself, you've got to ask questions about how much [[InTheBlood the House as a whole]] has done similar things down the centuries... be the individuals either the great, middling, or outright nutty ones. Even her [[TooDumbToLive less-than-impressive]] [[TheAlcoholic brother]], [[{{Jerkass}} Viserys]], could fixate on trying to avenge his House ''for years''. To [[SanitySlippage his detriment]], [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy in his case]].

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', we get a somewhat-downplayed version with [[TheAce Daenerys Targaryen]], as she isn't loud about it and "[[RightfulKingReturns For Politics, Survival, and Getting My Family's Stuff Back]]!" doesn't quite have the [[ForScience [[HardOnSoftScience same ring to it]].it]], however social her experimentation gets. Yet, some of the greatest leaps of insight she makes (be they magical, mundane or [[TakeAThirdOption just too outside the box]] for others to predict) are preceded by a rather weird reliance on visions and dream-states with the accompanying logic they give. The thing is, she makes it work for her more often than not -- particularly in the short-term. ([[DidntThinkThisThrough Longer-term]]...[[NotQuiteTheRightThing there can be a few issues, however]].) She often displays states close to trancing, lucid dreaming, or what looks an awful lot like natural self-hypnosis using mantras or sayings to spur herself along. As she is about the only major Targaryen example we get to go on in the series itself, you've got to ask questions about how much [[InTheBlood the House as a whole]] has done similar things down the centuries... be the individuals either the great, middling, or outright nutty ones. Even her [[TooDumbToLive less-than-impressive]] [[TheAlcoholic brother]], [[{{Jerkass}} Viserys]], could fixate on trying to avenge his House ''for years''. To [[SanitySlippage his detriment]], [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy in his case]].

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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Department of Support student Mei Hatsume can get so fixated on inventing new support items that she blithely ignores any other needs. Best exemplified in the preparation for the school's culture festival, when she cheerfully forgoes sleep or bathing for days on end, then crashes hard once her work is done.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': If Madness and Greatness are two sides of the same coin, then King Baelor Targaryen is the test-case. He built a great Sept and an impressive work of architecture, was kind to the poor and brought peace between the Iron Throne and Dorne, but he also neglected his responsibilities and made a mockery of the Crown.


* The more down-to-earth version of this is a state of mind called "flow" where a person is focused on a task they find interesting or challenging, while utilizing internalized skills. It is a state of intense focus and relaxation at the same time and a person engaged in it will ignore typically ignore basic biological needs, potentially for days on end. Artists and scientists often find it easier to attain this state of mind, but anyone can reach it. Playing video games can often induce this state in a player. The problem comes when the state ends and you suddenly realize you haven't eaten or gone to the bathroom in sixteen hours.

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* The more down-to-earth version of this is a state of mind called "flow" where a person is focused on a task they find interesting or challenging, while utilizing internalized skills. It is a state of intense focus and relaxation at the same time and a person engaged in it will ignore typically ignore basic biological needs, potentially for days on end. Artists and scientists often find it easier to attain this state of mind, but anyone can reach it. Playing video games can often induce this state in a player. The problem comes when the state ends and you suddenly realize you haven't eaten or gone to the bathroom in sixteen hours.


Those [[PowerBornOfMadness who have found the Madness Place are very productive]]...for a time. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Sometimes even a long time]]. But eventually, [[BoredWithInsanity they come back]], and have to deal with mere mortals again.

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Those [[PowerBornOfMadness who have found the Madness Place are [[PowerBornOfMadness very productive]]...for a time. Sometimes even [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Sometimes even a long time]]. But eventually, [[BoredWithInsanity they come back]], and have to deal with mere mortals again.


* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer. When Sparks [[strike:retreat]] advance to their Madness Place, amazing things can happen[[note]]Amazing things may or may not include killing, rebuilding a glider in mid-flight, building an escape machine and/or death ray in your sleep, and killing and reanimating yourself and your boyfriends to cure one of them of a disease[[/note]]. Also given a more high-brow term in-setting: "Spark-induced fugue state". You can tell how deep into the madness place a Spark is by the way their speech bubbles are. Mild bouts have a more mad font. Deeper in, their speech bubbles have wavering edges on top of the mad font (as seen in the trope image). Really deep in involves yelling (such as when Gil minionizes Wooster [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060306 through sheer force of will]]). Occassionally being under drugs (or coffee) can make the things they say entirely incoherent, though the results are still impressive.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the TropeNamer. When Sparks [[strike:retreat]] advance to their Madness Place, amazing things can happen[[note]]Amazing things may or may not include killing, rebuilding a glider in mid-flight, building an escape machine and/or death ray in your sleep, and killing and reanimating yourself and your boyfriends to cure one of them of a disease[[/note]]. Also given a more high-brow term in-setting: "Spark-induced fugue state". You can tell how deep into the madness place a Spark is by the way their speech bubbles are. Mild bouts have a more mad font. Deeper in, their speech bubbles have wavering edges on top of the mad font (as seen in the trope image). Really deep in involves yelling (such as when Gil minionizes Wooster [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060306 through sheer force of will]]). Occassionally Occasionally being under drugs (or coffee) can make the things they say entirely incoherent, though the results are still impressive.

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* The more down-to-earth version of this is a state of mind called "flow" where a person is focused on a task they find interesting or challenging, while utilizing internalized skills. It is a state of intense focus and relaxation at the same time and a person engaged in it will ignore typically ignore basic biological needs, potentially for days on end. Artists and scientists often find it easier to attain this state of mind, but anyone can reach it. Playing video games can often induce this state in a player. The problem comes when the state ends and you suddenly realize you haven't eaten or gone to the bathroom in sixteen hours.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9559865/6/Rebuilt Rebuilt]]'' Harry's mechanical genius irregularly sends him into a state where he ignores food, sleep and the entire outside world, resulting in blackouts when his body shuts down afterwards.
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Compare HappyPlace. Not to be confused with [[EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace the Crazy Place]]. May be caused by ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, though going to TheMadnessPlace isn't necessarily due to a medical disorder.

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Compare HappyPlace. Not to be confused with [[EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace the Crazy Place]]. May be caused by ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, though going to TheMadnessPlace isn't necessarily due to a medical disorder.
disorder. Compare NeurodiversityIsSupernatural, where atypical mental conditions do more than make you good at MacGyvering superweapons.


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** This is also the focus of the [[http://egscomics.com/index.php?arcid=87 "One Way Road"]] arc. It's referred to as "Obsessive Geek Overdrive Mode".

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** This is also the focus of the [[http://egscomics.[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?arcid=87 php?id=1296 "One Way Road"]] arc. It's referred to as "Obsessive Geek Overdrive Mode".

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