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  • In The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Stanley Chan is this trope to a T with his endless antics, costumes and corny lines.
  • Principal Lewis from American Dad!. He's a drug lord principal who gets into fist-fights with dogs!
  • Dr. Weird from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Deadly flying corn, having a child with a lawnmower (apparently "she was drunk, she didn't know what she was doing!"), the phone spiders, eyeball spiders, stealing someone's muscles to be strong, there's nothing this guy won't do in the name of science, much to his assistant's chagrin, and always making a big show out of his work.
    Dr. Weird: "It works! I am one can short of a six-pack!"
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  • Pam in Archer, the fat, blabber-mouthed head of human resources at ISIS... whose also an Action Girl Sex Goddess underground bare-knuckle boxer who drift races against the Yakuza.
  • Atomic Puppet has Rudolph Mintenberg, a Psychopathic Manchild of an Eccentric Billionaire who constantly puts Atomic Puppet and the rest of Mega City in danger with dangerous gadgets and experiments he creates out of sheer bordeom, and wants to hunt Atomic Puppet for sport. That's exactly why he's awesome.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • King Bumi — there is no end to his crazy awesome shenanigans. Aang told him "Bumi, you're a mad genius!" and later named his oldest son after him. In his brief introductory appearance in the first season of Legend of Korra, he demonstrated he was worthy of his namesake with his one line of dialogue.
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    • From Season 2, we are introduced to Varrick, a fun-loving corporate executive. A mad inventor who invented film for fun, whose girlfriend (?) is his smoking hot leading lady, and who, when he gets in a pinch, hides in a Platypus-Bear to remain undetected! Oh, his yacht? It's also a giant speedboat and carries a biplane ("What sort of ship wouldn't have a plane?") but no runway. Not only that, he owns one of the very first Battleships ("I wanted one so I got it!"). When he's later arrested for attempting to kidnap President Raiko, he reveals he has already built himself a custom cell in the prison which his company made since he always thought he'd end up there someday, and finally when his cell is busted open during Unalaq's attack on Republic City, he immediately puts on goggles and Zhu Li, his Hyper-Competent Sidekick, jumps onto his back, attaches herself to him and they both fall out of the cell, then glide away on a glider he had just in case!
      Varrick: Zhu the thing!
      Zhu Li: [attaches a box to her back, runs over and jumps on Varrick's back and both jump out of the cell and glide away]
  • Batman: The Animated Series:
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Red Hood. Considering he's an alternate (good) version of the Joker, it stands to reason that he'd also be crazy awesome, and he definitely is. He laughs maniacally while being tortured, saying, "Oooh, tickles!" He wears the completely-lacking-any-kind-of-hood-but-quite-red-indeed Red Hood costume originally worn by Joker before he was Joker. And is still much too awesome to have been confined to one episode. Really, when it comes to Batman: The Brave and the Bold, the whole show is just that crazy-awesome. Just go to its page.
  • Ben 10:
    • Ben Tennyson, on his better days. He's a kid/teenager with a watch that makes him a Henshin Hero, and uses it exactly how you would expect.
    • Ben's Crazy Awesome alien form Rath takes the cake. Basically, he's a tiger standing on two legs who looks like he took trash talk lessons from Randy Savage or Hulk Hogan, and fights like them. He cemented his Crazy Awesome status by jumping down into the stomach of an intergalactic overlord to save the prince of a planet he had to tend for and threatened that he'd knit a sweater out of his organs if it happened again because "EATING BABIES IS NOT! COOL!" Not to mention that he is super strong, very angry and all around BADASS.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: About 99.9% of everybody and everything. It's that kind of show. Especially the epic weaponry.
  • In the "Jail Bird" episode of Darkwing Duck, Darkwing's Badass Normal Evil Twin Negaduck uses a mystical gem to steal the superpowers of his fellow Fearsome Five members. Since Quackerjack's power is being nuts, Negaduck ends up stealing his insanity and finds himself giggling uncontrollably.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
  • Mayor West from Family Guy. The guy has a freakin' cat-launcher for crying out loud! He also went up into space and punched the constellation of Orion. Then there was the time he won back his wife from another mayor.
    Mayor West: The chair recognizes your face! (throws a chair at the other mayor's face)
  • Freakazoid! is pretty much the Anthropomorphic Personification of Crazy Awesome. He's got a Freakmobile, the ability to travel through Cyberspace, and can turn into lightning, but prefers to get around by throwing up his arms and making whooshing noises. He's got super strength, but will more often than not defeat his opponents by confusing them into submission or whining at them until they run away. As the theme song puts it:
    He drives the villains crazy, 'cause he's a lunatic!
    • Freakazoid promptly cemented himself as Crazy Awesome forever by the way he denies looking at Jeepers' magic watch, which also showed kids how to handle creeps in real life: scream at them for two minutes until they crawl away.
    • In the one-shot Jonny Quest spoof, Toby Danger, the Race Bannon expy Dash O'Pepper certainly qualifies, down to his perfect impression of Mike Road. "JUST LET ME THROW A BARREL AT IT!"note 
  • Gravity Falls:
    • Mabel Pines. Ditzy and enthusiastic about everything, but also quite capable of dealing with the supernatural weirdness that pervades the town of Gravity Falls.
    • Quentin Trembly, the eighth-and-a-half President of the United States. The guy declared war on pancakes, tried to ban pants, and appointed babies to the Supreme Court. He also cryogenically froze himself in peanut brittle... and it worked! He eventually leaves town by leaping onto a horse and riding it backwards.
    • Old Man McGucket. He's not just the self-declared local kook, he's also a Mad Scientist who builds things like a giant mechanical replica of a local lake monster.
    • Bill Cipher. He's insane, and our point is that it makes him awesome.
    • Soos. He managed to turn the golf cart into a rocket car.
  • Clopin from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He has an oddly adversarial relationship with his hand puppet, and presides over a bizarro Kangaroo Court where he captures, tries, and nearly executes the movie's heroes—all in the span of three minutes. And this guy is also the heroic leader of the rebellion against Frollo.
  • Although it doesn't always result in success, eponymous Invader Zim invokes this trope on numerous occasions, such as flattening a city with a water balloon, altering the past with rubber piggies, and setting a giant hamster loose in the city to create havoc.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures: Jade replicated herself several thousand times to beat Po Kong the Mountain Demon. She uses Stealth Hi/Bye in every episode ("Hi Jackie!), along with Offscreen Teleportation. She manages to stall the Demon Sorcerers from eating/destroying her until a portal enables her to escape the Netherworld (and still has time to blow a mock kiss at Hsi Wu). She tears a page out of the Book of Ages, for crying out loud!!!
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes:
    • Saffi is pretty much Izzy in monster form - unpredictable, weird, and unique. She's definitely the show's biggest Ensemble Dark Horse after Heloise.
    • Also, Heloise, who is a yandere Mad Scientist and Creepy Child whose hobbies are torturing people, conducting horrible experiments, making evil inventions, and doing anything that is violent, destructive, and evil. Her insanity is the main reason she's such an Ensemble Dark Horse.
  • Justice League Unlimited:
    • This version of The Question is a conspiracy nut who is an excellent detective perhaps because of his paranoia. He's also depicted as being highly eccentric; in one instance, he interrogated a man using a girly pop song, and then was later shown humming that same song while casually smashing through a glass door. By his own admission, he rummages through everyone's trash and believes the Girl Scouts of America are responsible for Crop Circles. When Batman recommends him for a major investigation, everyone at the League's fancy conference table groans. Upon being tortured:
      Interrogator: Tell me what you know!
      The Question: The plastic caps on the ends of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is sinister.
    • The DCAU's other Ditko creation is fairly awesome too. The Creeper has your basic superhuman strength, stamina, reflexes, etc.. But while he's a good guy, what makes him a problem for other characters is that he is even crazier than the Joker. He is in fact the only person that the Joker refuses to fight.
      The Joker: HE'S A LUNATIC!
    • The Unlimited version of Toyman is about the only guy in that world that can beat the crap out of other supervillains with a yo-yo.
  • Kaeloo: All four main characters count from time to time. How else do you describe a Cloud Cuckoo Lander with the power to transform into a monster when she gets angry, a giant ditz who actually manages to take over the animation studio that made him, indestructible Ditzy Genius ewith all sorts of talents and Ax-Crazy psychopath who can single-handedly stop a Zombie Apocalypse?
  • Stitch from the Lilo & Stitch franchise has to be the purest definition of this trope. He manages to escape captivity by force, then hijacks a ship and crash lands on Hawai'i, coming out with a maniacal cackle. In the original movie, even after a heavy chunk of Character Development, he rescues Lilo by using lava and diesel from a truck to skyrocket towards Gantu's ship, crash through the window, then proceed to throw him out of it. And let's not mention when he's on caffeine... Lilo regularly makes side-comments throughout the franchise when he's acting particularly hyperactive that she won't be giving him any more coffee.
  • Only Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus could get away with putting children in mortal danger on the inside of a magical school bus. And this is why she is better than you.
  • The Mask. If it's not funny, he won't pull it off to beat the Villain of the Week. He is a Cloudcuckoolander who is very much like a little kid who just wants to have fun but he does a good job of being a superhero and his enemies are very afraid of him to the point of holding a meeting of how they should get rid of him only that they find out that he found out where they were hiding and he defeats all of them in a few seconds. The Mask is also powerful as well conjuring things out of thin air and uses them to defeat the supervillains that attack the city he lives in and protect the people who live in it as well and as a Troll he uses it to trick his enemies into thinking he is dead or defeated only to reveal himself at the last moment and defeats them in the end putting himself at the top showing that he is genuinely very smart despite behaving and acting like a kid and changes his apperances as well to fit any situtions that is appropriate for it.
  • Coop (and sometimes Jamie) on Megas XLR. I can think of no other description for a man that destroyed an alien mothership by teleporting a slushie into it. Actually, the whole show is Crazy Awesome. The fact that it's a show about a giant robot car should tip you off. To quote the opening theme:
    You dig giant robots, I dig giant robots, We dig giant robots, CHICKS dig giant robots.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
    • Pinkie Pie: Major Cloudcuckoolander, tends to do most of the musical numbers, and is one of two characters with Medium Awareness. She can also pop up pretty much anywhere and break the rules of magic in the series through operating by inexplicable cartoon logic. To the point that there's an episode where Twilight decides to find out exactly how Pinkie's Pinkie-ness works, and by the end it seems the moral of the story is that there are things pony was not meant to know. "Sweet and Elite" introduces us to her Party Cannon. It shoots parties. Not as the target, as ammo. It went Up to Eleven in the two-parter "A Canterlot Wedding", where she uses said Party Cannon as a weapon to beat the crap out of changelings! In "Secret of My Excess", she attempts to defend Sugarcube Corner from a rampaging dragon by throwing cakes at him.
      Twilight: Pinkie Pie! Stop giving him cake!
      Pinkie Pie: I'm not giving him cake! I'm assaulting him with cake!
    • Pinkie's latest foray into crazy awesome territory involves traveling to a remote country by traveling to Dodge Junction, falling into a ravine, getting saved by The Wonderbolts, getting dropped in Manehattan, end up touring with a pony Expy of The Beatles, sell several hit albums, split up over creative differences, and walk all the way to the doors of that remote country's boarder... Only to slide down a snowbank all the way back to Sugarcube Corner in Ponyville? All in a single afternoon?
    • Then there's Discord from the Season 2 premiere. He's Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation in everything but name and appearance (They even share the same voice actor in John de Lancie!). He creates cotton candy clouds that rain chocolate milk and at one point filled a glass with said chocolate milk (from the top down), drank the glass itself, and then casually tossed the still-glass-shaped chocolate milk over his shoulder, which caused it to explode which darkens the screen instead of creating a flash of light. He's pure chaos who wants to do nothing more than Troll ponies all day.
    • Cheese Sandwich from "Pinkie Pride" pretty much outdoes Pinkie Pie as party planning pony. That Party Cannon Pinkie has? He has a Party Tank. He's also got "Weird Al" Yankovic as a voice actor. His episode escalated into an all-out duel for the title of the ultimate party pony, before he revealed that he was anything but the Life of the Party until Pinkie inspired him.
    • Pinkie Pie's older sister Maud Pie (from the eponymous episode) continues the Pinkie trend with her obsession over rocks, her emotionless deadpan tone, her ability to throw rocks over the horizon that land like bombs going off, and pummeling house-sized boulders into rubble in under two seconds with her bare hooves. She is loved by a lot of the fanbase.
    • Starlight Glimmer could be considered a more serious version of this trope. As a villain, she's an emotionally unstable unicorn with the magical skill and talent to rival an alicorn, and her idea for revenge is to GO BACK IN TIME AND STOP TWILIGHT FROM EVER MEETING HER FRIENDS. (Keep in mind that such level of time travel magic is something established to have been pretty much impossible before Starlight showed up, so she basically INVENTED TIME TRAVEL for the sake of vengeance.) Even after her reformation, she still has some of these moments, including impulsively switching the cutie marks of the royal sisters, thereby forcing them to walk a day in the other's shoes and gain a better appreciation for one another. Also she sort of created Daybreaker.
  • Phineas and Ferb don't mess around when it comes to finding something to do during summer vacation:
    Isabella: You built a roller coaster through downtown! You made giant tree house robots - you traveled through time, for crying out loud! Twice!
    • Dr. Doofenshmirtz was mentored by one "Professor Destructicon" ("Kevin to his friends"), who plotted to set fire to the sun. Redundant, as Doofenshmirtz points out, but ambitious.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show:
    • Ren. Some fans state the best and most hilarious moments of the show are when he goes into Ax-Crazy mode.
    • Stimpy, who achieves and invents incredible things due to being so stupid, rather than in spite of it.
  • Rick and Morty: Rick Sanchez is insane, an alcoholic, a genius and managed to completely own the devil. Now he's managed to take down not only an entire Citadel run by countless alternate-universe versions of himself, but the entire Galactic Government that they allied themselves against, and which Rick himself has been on the run from most of his life.
  • The Simpsons: Groundskeeper Willie, a drunk, insane Scottish janitor who fistfights with animals and apparently thinks movies are real. He also got arthritis from Space Invaders. Not the video game.
  • South Park: Most of the appeal of Eric Cartman is his sociopathic tendencies that lead to a whole host of schemes. They range from the more innocuous get rich quick scheme to hate crimes, to leading a band of drunks in rebellion, to profiting off crack babies, to attempts at genocide. His insanity is the main source of his awesomeness.
  • The Space Pirate Hondo Ohnaka from Star Wars: The Clone Wars has earned this as of late. Not only does he have the balls to snark off to not just Dooku, not just Grievous, but also Darth fucking Maul, he just so happens to fight off droids not with a blaster...but with a sword. This guy breathes Crazy Awesome.
  • Stork of Storm Hawks. In an episode when the Condor is laid low and being invaded, Stork holes up in the cockpit—which the villains manage to break into anyway. Cue Stork activating innumerable traps, as he mutters about the rest of the Storm Hawks laughing at him for putting defenses in an area of the ship boarding parties won't reach. All of them, incidentally, work without a hitch. Crazy Awesome.
  • Izzy from Total Drama is definitely crazy, and definitely awesome. She is absolutely off the rails, and fans love her for that. Widely considered the most unpredictable character, she always brings something fresh and funny with her assortment of gags.
  • Transformers:
    • Wreck-Gar from Transformers Animated dares to be stupid.
    • Animated has quite a bit of Crazy Awesome.
    • Mostly in the shape of Blitzwing.
      • Soundwave. Reasons? 1) He uses a guitar (and later, a keytar) as a weapon. 2) His minions Laserbeak and Ratbat transform into said guitar and keytar, respectively. 3)He's a "freedom fighter" for machinekind on earth. 4) It's friggin' SOUNDWAVE we're talking about!
    • The Transformers, the original series, had some moments as well.
      • A mental hospital planet, in an all-else-has-failed attempt to cure Galvatron's insanity, has him interfaced with their planet for lobotomization. He immediately drives the planet insane.
      • One mustn't forget Wheeljack, a mad scientist who creates weapons of mass destruction and transforming robot dinosaurs, and he's a good guy. Said robotic dinosaurs are Crazy Awesome themselves, being fire-breathing robot dinosaurs that transform into robots, have no respect for the main hero, don't care what they smash, and they're also good guys.
    • Beast Wars: Uprising has Bisk, who thinks he's a video-game character, and treats life accordingly. Megatron hires him to find a top-secret research facility and steal something for him. And Bisk does. In a cardboard box. Then he goes on to survive a full-blown robo-zombie apocalypse, just thinking it's a storyline expansion and rolling with it.
  • The Venture Bros.:
    • Hunter Gathers. The man faked a sex change to avoid capture, for one.note  He's also Brock's mentor, and a truly badass one at that.
    Hunter: ...Are you still ready for anything?
    Brock: Ye-
    Hunter: Hu-Wrong! *bashes Brock's kneecap with a baton* Lesson number one, trust no one. The second God crapped out the third caveman, a conspiracy was hatched against one of them. Get up, damn you!
    • Then there's Hunter's boss... General Timothy Treister. General Treister outstrips Hunter Gathers by miles: the season 4 finale has Treister pretending to think he was a 'hulk' to root out traitors in his organization. He then reveals that he engineered the circumstances for Hunter Gather's defection to see if he had the balls to replace Treister. And he tops it off by revealing he has cancer, and launching himself into space in a rocket wearing nothing but an American flag and a sticky note that says 'Fix It!', addressed to alien races that may be able to cure him. Then we get All This And Gargantua-2, where not only did Treister survive getting launched into space, but he picked up gamma rays that cured his cancer and turned him into an actual hulk.
      I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!
    • We can't ignore the two links at the opposite end of the OSI Crazy Awesome Master-Apprentice Chain. Brock Samson and Hank Venture may not be at Hunter's and Treister's level yet, but they've had their moments throughout the series. To go into detail:
      • Brock once killed two pirates assigned to guard him when he was captured using his butt and entered a moving car about to flatten him by doing the Tai Chi Single Whip maneuver and then jumping into the car, crushing her into the seat and taking control of the car himself.
      • And then there's the music that the fandom associates with his ass-kicking moments. It's an epic piece by J.G. Thirwell and it's called Assclamp.
      • His crowning achievement has to be this. Keep in mind that the guy he's talking to is Treister's son.
    • Hank once tried to join S.P.H.I.N.X., and aced every test they gave him (keep in mind that all of them were tricks to get him out of their hair). Tie him up? He's been in that situation a lot. Try to erase his mind? He catches on and wears a tinfoil hat to block it. And that's not even getting into the time he saved his dad and Sgt. Hatred in Venture Libre by defeating a squad of humanoid animals with all the strengths of their animal sides in hand to hand combat while high on coffee beans, wearing a Native American bat mask and a cape made of palm leaves.
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