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Wow. I never noticed Ax Crazy was a homophone with Acts Crazy.
My mind was blown when I noticed that. And now I'm just kind of sad.
Truth in Television:
Ax Crazy dictators: not sure that they all belong on this list. Some of them, while brutal, seem too competent and together to really count as crazy.
Would think that Saddam Hussein, Rafael Trujillo, and (possibly) Stalin (of the ones I know about) could be removed.
What does anyone think?
Truth in Television
"Sadly, this is also an example of Truth In Television, as Real Life ax crazies have been responsible for many horrible tragedies."
Yeah. Except, uhm, they haven't. I mean, for starters, the whole point of verdicts of "not guilty by reason of insanity" is that they're not responsible for their actions. "Crazies", mentally ill people, are significantly less violent than the population overall, and just because someone is mentally ill and commits a crime that doesn't establish a connection: Mexicans and Jews commit crimes, but that wouldn't make a racist depiction of them as fraudsters or hired killers Truth in Television.
Deleting Holiday trope and Slayer Christmas lights example. As the author states it <i>could</i> drive someone Ax Crazy it is NOT an example of this trope, rather just natter to show off a Youtube video. I don't see how it could fit into Troper Tales so it is deleted.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer — dropping this sub-example. As the natter points out this character is probably not a good example. Repair Dont Respond.
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Dropping this discussion: all is required is for the character to be psychologically unstable and present a clear danger to otheres. This subversion appears to relate to something specificially in-show.
That point about being attracted to Axe Crazies... Where the hell did that come from?
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