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"Weirder than usual" is a dialogue trope where an eccentric (weird) character has a sudden change of behavior. Perhaps this character is acting rather normal (weird for a weird character) or perhaps this character is acting even more eccentric. It's unavoidable for friends of this character to discuss the character's behavior. Often occurs in the form "That was weird... ''[{{Beat}}]'' ...you know, weirder than ''usual''".

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"Weirder than usual" Than Usual" is a dialogue trope where an eccentric (weird) character has a sudden change of behavior. Perhaps this character is acting rather normal (weird for a weird character) or perhaps this character is acting even more eccentric. It's unavoidable for friends of this character to discuss the character's behavior. Often occurs in the form "That was weird... ''[{{Beat}}]'' ...you know, weirder than ''usual''".

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* ''WesternAnimation/HarleyQuinn2019'': In "Being Harley Quinn" While traveling through Harley's mind, the crew run into Harley. while Harley and Ivy are alone for a bit, Harley tells Ivy that she thinks there is something screwed up about herself. When Ivy asks if Harley was realizing that just now, Harley feels the need to clarify that she means screwed up on top of her usual screwed up.


** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Granny Weatherwax asks a summoned demon if there's something strange going on in Lancre, and the demon replies "You mean stranger than usual?"
** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', someone says that "Wizards doing strange things wasn't news. Wizards doing strange things was wizards."

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** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', ''Literature/WyrdSisters'', Granny Weatherwax asks a summoned demon if there's something strange going on in Lancre, and the demon replies "You mean stranger than usual?"
** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', ''Literature/TheTruth'', someone says that "Wizards doing strange things wasn't news. Wizards doing strange things was wizards."


* WeirderThanUsual: When Nozomu "Baka" Tanaka from ''Manga/WastefulDaysOfHighSchoolGirls'' is infected by a strange protozoa in chapter 72 of the manga, the usually ChaoticStupid character starts acting much nicer and more considerate than usual, becoming something of a NiceGirl and diligent (if still not particularly bright) student overnight. This OutOfCharacter moment [[NotHimself weirded everyone out]], though apparently not in an entirely bad way as Ota seems to like her in this state than her normal self. It doesn't stick, however, as she returns to normal after several hours of violent diarrhoea.

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* WeirderThanUsual: When Nozomu "Baka" Tanaka from ''Manga/WastefulDaysOfHighSchoolGirls'' is infected by a strange protozoa in chapter 72 of the manga, the usually ChaoticStupid character starts acting much nicer and more considerate than usual, becoming something of a NiceGirl and diligent (if still not particularly bright) student overnight. This OutOfCharacter moment [[NotHimself weirded everyone out]], though apparently not in an entirely bad way as Ota seems to like her in this state than her normal self. It doesn't stick, however, as she returns to normal after several hours of violent diarrhoea.


'Weirder than usual' is a dialogue trope where an eccentric (weird) character has a sudden change of behavior. Perhaps this character is acting rather normal (weird for a weird character) or perhaps this character is acting even more eccentric. It's unavoidable for friends of this character to discuss the character's behavior. Often occurs in the form "That was weird... ''[{{Beat}}]'' ...you know, weirder than ''usual''".

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'Weirder "Weirder than usual' usual" is a dialogue trope where an eccentric (weird) character has a sudden change of behavior. Perhaps this character is acting rather normal (weird for a weird character) or perhaps this character is acting even more eccentric. It's unavoidable for friends of this character to discuss the character's behavior. Often occurs in the form "That was weird... ''[{{Beat}}]'' ...you know, weirder than ''usual''".



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* WeirderThanUsual: When Nozomu "Baka" Tanaka from ''Manga/WastefulDaysOfHighSchoolGirls'' is infected by a strange protozoa in chapter 72 of the manga, the usually ChaoticStupid character starts acting much nicer and more considerate than usual, becoming something of a NiceGirl and diligent (if still not particularly bright) student overnight. This OutOfCharacter moment [[NotHimself weirded everyone out]], though apparently not in an entirely bad way as Ota seems to like her in this state than her normal self. It doesn't stick, however, as she returns to normal after several hours of violent diarrhoea.
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* At the beginning of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': "The captain seems to be acting a bit strange [''{{beat}}''] ''er''."

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* At the beginning of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': "The captain seems to be acting a bit strange [''{{beat}}''] ''[{{beat}}]'' ''er''."



* Used a few times in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* Used a few times in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.



-->''"That's... possible," I admitted. "Anybody's head can be messed with. But if you go rewiring someone's brain, it damages them, badly. (...) If you know the person well enough, there are almost always signs. They act differently. Have I been acting differently? Have I suddenly gone crazy on you?" He arched an eyebrow. "More so than usual," I amended.''

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-->''"That's...-->"That's... possible," I admitted. "Anybody's head can be messed with. But if you go rewiring someone's brain, it damages them, badly. (...) If you know the person well enough, there are almost always signs. They act differently. Have I been acting differently? Have I suddenly gone crazy on you?" He arched an eyebrow. "More so than usual," I amended.''



* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': After Barry finds himself repeating a day due to TimeTravel, Joe asks why he was acting weird at that morning's crime scene.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': After Barry finds himself repeating a day due to TimeTravel, Joe asks why he was acting weird at that morning's crime scene.



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One]]" (S02, Ep21), Jake says that learning about his super powers while serving in Afghanistan was "just too crazy". Sam replies, "Crazy is relative." Jake, realizing they are in a ghost town preparing to fight a demon, says, "I'm starting to get that."

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One]]" (S02, Ep21), [=(S02, Ep21)=], Jake says that learning about his super powers while serving in Afghanistan was "just too crazy". Sam replies, "Crazy is relative." Jake, realizing they are in a ghost town preparing to fight a demon, says, "I'm starting to get that."


* At the beginning of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': "The captain's acting a bit strange [''{{beat}}''] ''er''."

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* At the beginning of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': "The captain's captain seems to be acting a bit strange [''{{beat}}''] ''er''."


* Appears in "[[http://www.eelsoup.net Fuzzy-Wuzzy Is My Head]]" from ''Little Worlds'', when Derby gestures to a tooth that isn't missing as evidence that he's hurt. Lev tells him that he probably broke his head. More.

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* Appears in "[[http://www.eelsoup.net Fuzzy-Wuzzy "Fuzzy-Wuzzy Is My Head]]" Head" from ''Little Worlds'', when Derby gestures to a tooth that isn't missing as evidence that he's hurt. Lev tells him that he probably broke his head. More.


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* Used a few times in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Granny Weatherwax asks a summoned demon if there's something strange going on in Lancre, and the demon replies "You mean stranger than usual?"
** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', someone says that "Wizards doing strange things wasn't news. Wizards doing strange things was wizards."
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Towards the end of ''Literature/SmallFavor'', Harry Dresden is having an argument with Michael, who suspects that Harry may [[NotHimself not be wholly in control of his own decisions.]]
-->''"That's... possible," I admitted. "Anybody's head can be messed with. But if you go rewiring someone's brain, it damages them, badly. (...) If you know the person well enough, there are almost always signs. They act differently. Have I been acting differently? Have I suddenly gone crazy on you?" He arched an eyebrow. "More so than usual," I amended.''



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Towards the end of ''Literature/SmallFavor'', Harry Dresden is having an argument with Michael, who suspects that Harry may [[NotHimself not be wholly in control of his own decisions.]]
-->''"That's... possible," I admitted. "Anybody's head can be messed with. But if you go rewiring someone's brain, it damages them, badly. (...) If you know the person well enough, there are almost always signs. They act differently. Have I been acting differently? Have I suddenly gone crazy on you?" He arched an eyebrow. "More so than usual," I amended.''
* Used a few times in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Granny Weatherwax asks a summoned demon if there's something strange going on in Lancre, and the demon replies "You mean stranger than usual?"
** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', someone says that "Wizards doing strange things wasn't news. Wizards doing strange things was wizards."
* ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' takes care to explain how exactly Ford Prefect can be said to be "beginning to behave rather strangely":

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Towards the end of ''Literature/SmallFavor'', Harry Dresden is having an argument with Michael, who suspects that Harry may [[NotHimself not be wholly in control of his own decisions.]]
-->''"That's... possible," I admitted. "Anybody's head can be messed with. But if you go rewiring someone's brain, it damages them, badly. (...) If you know the person well enough, there are almost always signs. They act differently. Have I been acting differently? Have I suddenly gone crazy on you?" He arched an eyebrow. "More so than usual," I amended.''
* Used a few times in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** In ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', Granny Weatherwax asks a summoned demon if there's something strange going on in Lancre, and the demon replies "You mean stranger than usual?"
** In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', someone says that "Wizards doing strange things wasn't news. Wizards doing strange things was wizards."
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''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' takes care to explain how exactly Ford Prefect can be said to be "beginning to behave rather strangely":



* In a very early episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Ricky is worried because Lucy's acting crazy (she thinks he's trying to murder her). To which Fred responds, "Crazy for Lucy or crazy for normal people?"

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* In a very early episode %%* Several lines of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Ricky background dialogue later in the season have characters in class saying things like "[[spoiler:Umine is worried because Lucy's actually pretty cute" and "Ayumi has been acting crazy (she thinks he's trying to murder her). To which Fred responds, "Crazy for Lucy or crazy for normal people?"really weird lately]]." Where's this from?



* In ''Series/MorkAndMindy'', Orkan birthdays lead to temporary insanity among other symptoms. Orson warns Mork that he will become weird, "or... weird''er''."
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One]]" (S02, Ep21), Jake says that learning about his super powers while serving in Afghanistan was "just too crazy". Sam replies, "Crazy is relative." Jake, realizing they are in a ghost town preparing to fight a demon, says, "I'm starting to get that."



* WeirderThanUsual: Several lines of background dialogue later in the season have characters in class saying things like "[[spoiler:Umine is actually pretty cute" and "Ayumi has been acting really weird lately]]."

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* WeirderThanUsual: Several lines In a very early episode of background dialogue later in the season have characters in class saying things like "[[spoiler:Umine ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Ricky is actually pretty cute" and "Ayumi has been worried because Lucy's acting really weird lately]]."crazy (she thinks he's trying to murder her). To which Fred responds, "Crazy for Lucy or crazy for normal people?"
* In ''Series/MorkAndMindy'', Orkan birthdays lead to temporary insanity among other symptoms. Orson warns Mork that he will become weird, "or... weird''er''."
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One]]" (S02, Ep21), Jake says that learning about his super powers while serving in Afghanistan was "just too crazy". Sam replies, "Crazy is relative." Jake, realizing they are in a ghost town preparing to fight a demon, says, "I'm starting to get that."



* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Sheen is caught under a weird spell. Carl runs to Jimmy to panic about Sheen "acting weird". Jimmy isn't concerned because Sheen is always acting weird. Carl then elaborates, "weirder than usual."



* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Sheen is caught under a weird spell. Carl runs to Jimmy to panic about Sheen "acting weird". Jimmy isn't concerned because Sheen is always acting weird. Carl then elaborates, "weirder than usual."


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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "[[Recap/DuckTalesADuckTalesValentine A DuckTales Valentine]]", after Launchpad is jabbed by one of Cupid's arrows, Dewey asks if the love-struck pilot is sane enough to be piloting on their flight home. When Scrooge attempts to pass the dizziness off as nothing that Launchpad doesn't usually have to deal with, Louie points out that trying to kiss a humongous predator is unusual even for Launchpad.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "[[Recap/DuckTalesADuckTalesValentine A DuckTales Valentine]]", after Launchpad is jabbed by one of Cupid's arrows, Dewey asks if the love-struck pilot is sane enough to be piloting on their flight home. When Scrooge attempts to pass the dizziness off as nothing that Launchpad [[CloudCuckoolander Launchpad]] doesn't usually have to deal with, Louie points out that trying to kiss a humongous predator is unusual even for Launchpad.

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* WeirderThanUsual: Several lines of background dialogue later in the season have characters in class saying things like "[[spoiler:Umine is actually pretty cute" and "Ayumi has been acting really weird lately]]."

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** Yet another instance with Pinkie Pie in "To Where and Back Again" when she is replaced by a changeling.
--->'''Starlight Glimmer:''' That was... strange...\\
'''Trixie:''' Isn't she always strange?\\
'''Starlight Glimmer:''' Yeah, but... not like that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "[[Recap/DuckTalesADuckTalesValentine A DuckTales Valentine]]", after Launchpad is jabbed by one of Cupid's arrows, Dewey asks if the love-struck pilot is sane enough to be piloting on their flight home. When Scrooge attempts to pass the dizziness off as nothing that Launchpad doesn't usually have to deal with, Louie points out that trying to kiss a humongous predator is unusual even for Launchpad.


** A variation in the episode "Feeling Pinkie Keen", when Spike notices [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]] acting strangely. Twilight gives the standard response of "She's just being Pinkie Pie". Spike watches her for a moment and notes that she's being " Super-''extra'' Pinkie Pie today."

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** A variation in the episode "Feeling Pinkie Keen", when Spike notices [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]] acting strangely. Twilight gives the standard response of "She's just being Pinkie Pie". Spike watches her for a moment and notes that she's being " Super-''extra'' "Super-''extra'' Pinkie Pie today."

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