Merseyuser1 on Sep 12th 2018 at 3:46:02 PM
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Arivne on Sep 14th 2018 at 5:23:00 AM
Page Type: trope
However, sometimes Santa can be insane, but not evil. This can have some overlap with Bad Santa, but insane does not always equal evil.
If Santa is depicted as a villain, for works aimed at a younger audience, he'll be depicted as insane rather than Ax-Crazy.
- Grant Morrison created Klaus, a seven issue Mini Series comic. Klaus was a reinterpretation of Santa Claus as a Norse barbarian with a Badass Beard. This was for a miniseries that was an attempt to deconstruct the lore of Santa Claus. - Zero-Context Example - How is Santa insane?
- "Weird" Al Yankovic released a parody song called The Night Santa Went Crazy in November 1996 which serves as a Darker and Edgier Deconstruction of Santa Claus.
- The Ice King in Adventure Time has Santa Claus existing within the Pocket Dimension that is his crown. Although the Ice King is more of The Mentally Disturbed and a Harmless Villain, his insanity means that he qualifies for this trope via the use of Santa Claus in the crown. - Zero-Context Example - How is Santa insane?
- Inverted in Dexter's Laboratory - Santa Claus is perfectly sane, but Dexter goes into Conspiracy Theorist mode about how Santa Claus is not "real", and believes his Dad is Santa Claus. This iteration of Santa is a Pokémon Speak that only says "Ho ho!" - Zero-Context Example - Santa being sane is normal, not an Inversion of this trope. This is Not an Example.
- The Trope Namer for this was an episode of obscure 1980s cartoon The Pink Panther & Sons where police arrested a man for breaking and entering into a house, and for claiming he was Santa Claus. In the end, it was the real Santa Claus , he wanted to get a jump on Christmas, and it was eventually proven to be the bona fide real thing Santa Claus, and not someone Subbing for Santa. - Zero-Context Example - How is Santa insane?
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