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bladedSmoke
2009-05-20, 07:26 PM
Welcome... To the Asylum.

This is a thought experiment along the same lines as the Top 10 Villains and Top 10 Villainous Organisations threads, but very different from both of these. Imagine that, at the centre of the multiverse, where all mythologies and stories interconnect, there is a huge, forbidding Asylum, run by an ancient and inscrutable Warden. This Warden is dedicated to tracking down insane fictional characters and keeping them in the Asylum for the rest of time.

Note: This is not a Villains thread, though it works the same way. This is an insane characters thread. It doesn't matter if the character is minor or major, hero or anti-hero, villain or henchman, if they're at least arguably insane, they get chucked in here.

The Asylum has several tiers. The highest tier is where the most high-profile insane characters are kept. The lowest tier is where the least prominent are kept.

This thread works differently from the Villains threads. Everyone gets to nominate as many insane characters as they want, provided they are actually insane (give reasons to back this up, or I'll be forced to resort to checking Wikipedia :smalltongue: - Also, give the fictional media from which the character is derived). The nominations will close when I feel we have enough, and then voting will begin. Everyone will have 10 votes each. The characters with the most votes will be put in the highest tier of the Asylum, and the characters with the least will stay incarcerated at the bottom. If this thing takes off, I might write fanfiction based on it, because I am weird like that. I have taken the liberty of nominating a few myself to get the ball rolling.

The Nominations:



- Abdul Alhazred (Lovecraft Mythos)
- Adam Susan (V For Vendetta)
- Captain Ahab (Moby-****)
- Albedo (Xenosaga)
- Alice (American McGee's Alice)
- Alexander Anderson (Hellsing)
- Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)
- Alucard (Hellsing)
- Atyminius (Xena: Warrior Princess)
- Bangladesh Dupree (Girl Genius)
- Barking Wilder (Planescape: Torment)
- Barry the Chopper (Fullmetal Alchemist)
- Biter (A Song of Ice and Fire)
- The Bleak Cabal (Planescape)
- Boyd Cooper/The Milkman (Psychonauts)
- Braids (Magic: The Gathering)
- Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs)
- The Bursar (Discworld)
- Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess)
- Castle Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
- The Chaos Space Marines (all of them) (Warhammer 40,000)
- "Coach" Ernie Pantusso (Cheers)
- The Crimson King (The Dark Tower)
- Agent Crueller (Psychonauts)
- Daelin Proudmoore (Warcraft)
- Davros (Doctor Who)
- Deadpool (Deadpool)
- Deathwing (Warcraft)
- Delirium (Sandman)
- The Demoman (Team Fortress 2)
- Dr Destiny (Sandman)
- The Dogs (all of them) (Animal Farm)
- Don Quixote (Don Quixote)
- Dukat (Star Trek)
- Early Cuyler (Squidbillies
- The Engineer (Team Fortress 2)
- Professor Farnsworth (Futurama)
- Duke Felmet (Discworld)
- Franky (One Piece)
- Ford Prefect (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
- Garithos (Warcraft)
- Gates (Full Metal Panic)
- Gauron (Full Metal Panic)
- GIR (Invader Zim)
- GLADOS (Portal)
- Gollum/Smeagol (Lord of the Rings)
- Green Goblin/Harry Ozborn (Spider Man)
- Griffin (The Invisible Man)
- The Gung-Ho Guns (all of them) (Trigun)
- Haggle (Warcraft)
- Hans Beckert (M)
- The Headless Horseman (Warcraft)
- The Heavy (Team Fortress 2)
- Homsar (Homestar Runner)
- HOLLY (Red Dwarf)
- Humbert Humbert (HH) (Lolita)
- Ignus (Planescape: Torment)
- Illidan Stormrage (Warcraft)
- Cpt Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Jeffry Goines (Twelve Monkeys)
- Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
- Jennings (Warcraft)
- Johnny C (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac)
- Johnny Truant (House of Leaves)
- The Joker (Batman)
- Kael'thas Sunstrider (Warcraft)
- Kevin (Sin City)
- Lord Kevin Landwaster (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
- Kodos the Executioner (Star Trek)
- Kryll (Warcraft)
- Kurotsuchi Mayuri (Bleach)
- Mr Kurtz (Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now)
- Lenore Karidian (Star Trek)
- Loki (Norse Mythology)
- Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
- Luther (The Warriors)
- Macbeth (Macbeth)
- Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
- Mad Gerald (The Black Adder)
- The Mad Old Cat Lady (The Simpsons)
- The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)
- Malygos (Warcraft)
- The Marooned Mariner (Tales of the Black Freighter)
- Meatwad (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
- The Medic (Team Fortress 2)
- Miata (Claymore)
- Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
- Minsc (and Boo) (Baldur's Gate)
- Nero (Star Trek)
- Norman Bates (Psycho)
- The Orks (all of them) (Warhammer 40,000)
- Ophelia (Claymore)
- Ophelia (Hamlet)
- Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
- Pip (Moby-****)
- The Pyro (Team Fortress 2)
- Ramsay Bolton (A Song of Ice and Fire)
- The Reavers (all of them) (Firefly)
- The Red Man (Deadman Wonderland)
- Remy (Black Lagoon)
- Ren (Ren and Stimpy)
- Renfield (Dracula)
- The Riddler (Batman)
- Cardinal Roark (Sin City)
- Roberto (Futurama)
- Rorschach/Walter Kovacs (Watchmen)
- Salad Fingers (Salad Fingers)
- Sarda (8 Bit Theatre)
- Sargeras (Warcraft)
- The Scout (Team Fortress 2)
- Principal Scudworth (Clone High)
- Sicco Thermaplugg (Warcraft)
- The Sniper (Team Fortress 2)
- The Soldier (Team Fortress 2)
- Soulcatcher (The Black Company)
- The Spy (Team Fortress 2)
- Stimpy (Ren and Stimpy)
- Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
- Toby (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
- Tracy Jordon (30 Rock)
- Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)
- Dr. Tristan Adams (Star Trek Original Series)
- Tsunenaga Tamaki (Deadman Wonderland)
- King Tut (Batman)
- The Twins (Hans and Gretel) (Black Lagoon)
- Two-Face (Batman)
- V (V for Vendetta)
- The Warden (Super Jail)
- Warden Treelos (Warcraft)
- Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
- Yagami Light (Death Note)
- Zaraki Kenpachi (Bleach)
- Zim (Invader Zim)
- Zsasz (Batman)



The Joker was kind of a given. :smallbiggrin:

Innis Cabal
2009-05-20, 07:31 PM
Oh, I had thought this was to post insane character's we've played....though the sub forum should have told me I was wrong.

Joker is high on that list for sure. The main villan from Dead Man Wonderland...forget his name...ranks up there as well.

Eldan
2009-05-20, 07:40 PM
Right...

Barking Wilder from Planescape Torment, and the Planescape Adventures.

Delirium from Sandman.

GLADOS. Here, she's actually fitting.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-20, 07:46 PM
Oh, I had thought this was to post insane character's we've played....though the sub forum should have told me I was wrong.

Joker is high on that list for sure. The main villan from Dead Man Wonderland...forget his name...ranks up there as well.

Tsunenaga Tamaki? Is that the guy you mean?

EDIT: I added Minsc from Baldur's Gate to the list, as an example of an unarguably good character being in the Asylum.

Sneak
2009-05-20, 07:51 PM
Sweeney Todd. And Toby, by the end. Actually, pretty much everybody from that musical, except for Anthony and Johanna.

Also, Pip from Moby-****.

Innis Cabal
2009-05-20, 07:56 PM
Tsunenaga Tamaki? Is that the guy you mean?

EDIT: I added Minsc from Baldur's Gate to the list, as an example of an unarguably good character being in the Asylum.

Think so ya. He's pretty messed up. So is the Red Man

Eldan
2009-05-20, 07:59 PM
Since I'm nominating people from Torment: Ignus

Starscream
2009-05-20, 08:17 PM
Deadpool - He actually thinks he's a character in a comic book.

Alternately, Everyone else in the Marvel Universe - They DON'T think they are characters in comic books.

Riddler - "You don't understand. .. I really didn't want to leave you any clues. I really planned never to go back to Arkham Asylum. But I left you a clue anyway. So I... I have to go back there. Because I might need help. I... I might actually be crazy."

Ford Prefect - At least, he went mad for a while. Then he got bored with it.

Davros - "Yes, I would do it."

Tracy Jordon from 30 Rock - And proud of it. He wanted to sue a tabloid for calling him normal.

Doctor Destiny - At least the Sandman version is terrifyingly insane. The JLA version is considerably less so.

Hans Beckert from M - Very sympathetic but also completely twisted.

The Bursar - "Why, certainly, I'll have your whelk! How do we do it? Volume!"

Trizap
2009-05-20, 08:19 PM
Cap'n Jack Sparrow.

Dienekes
2009-05-20, 08:41 PM
Braids- MTG, gals pretty nuts.

Ramsay Bolton- ASOIAF. A villain so twisted he raped a girl, killed her, then told his mentally broken servant to rape her again. I think the guys one of the few as nuts as Mr J.

Zsasz, Two-Face, you know the Batman lineup.

The Reavers- Firefly and Serenity. You'd need a rather huge Asylum though.

Adam Susan- V for Vendetta (comic) yeah he's pitiable, but this very human fascist fell in love with a computer, before he completely broke down.

Mr. Kurtz- Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now/ The horror, the horror and all that.

Querzis
2009-05-20, 09:18 PM
Well the Joker is obvious and nobody can be as insane as him. That being said:

Soulcatcher from the Black company: An avatar of chaos, she get bonus point for having like a thousand personnalities and surviving her own decapitation.

Franky from One Piece: most people would just call him crazy since, for some reason, most people associate crazy with good character and insane with evil character. But if we go back to true definition of insane, Franky is probably one of the only character who can almost match the Joker. A self made Cyborg (which means he was conscious when he butchered his own body to add armor-plate and weapons) his whole fighting style and all his actions scream insanity. He was based on Jim Carrey after all.

All the characters from No more heroes: Everyone is insane in that game.

Weezer
2009-05-20, 09:19 PM
Lord Kevin Landwaster (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant): Was driven insane by despair so badly that he rained destruction on all he knew and loved

Boo
2009-05-20, 09:28 PM
Oh, just insane you say? Well- HEY! Why is there a hamster with my name?! Damn you D&D! DAMN YOU!! (I thought you were talking about me for three seconds just because the name is so rare to see on a character)

Back on topic: Everyone in this movie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_(1972_film)).

Mad Hatter (Really? No one's suggested him yet?)

Alex "DeLarge" (A Clockwork Orange - He is a Clockwork Orange, or at least was.)

Luther (The Warriors - "No reason")

The Crimson King (Dark Tower series)


Well the Joker is obvious and nobody can be as insane as him.Ah, I love how silly this line is. :smalltongue:

I wouldn't nominate Zaraki. He doesn't seem to have much of a stand for insanity (You are looking for insane people, right? Not just people who seem insane, but are just exaggerated?). Mayuri on the other hand would fit much better.


And I still can't believe the Mad Hatter wasn't mentioned right off the bat. For shame!

Brewdude
2009-05-20, 11:30 PM
Remy from Black Lagoon. Really likes getting INTO gunfights, treats them like an extreme sporting event and goes into a sort of blood lust trance while in the middle of one.

The Twins from Black Lagoon. Pre-teen genius homicidal escapees from a child porn operation. They trade off which one dresses like a boy and which dresses like a girl.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-21, 02:13 AM
I wouldn't nominate Zaraki. He doesn't seem to have much of a stand for insanity.

"Sanity? What would I do with something as useless as that?"


Braids- MTG, gals pretty nuts.

Care to elaborate? I can't find any evidence of this person. By "MTG" are you referring to Magic: The Gathering?

FYI: Nominations saying "Everyone from x" will not be counted as I'd prefer to have names and I'm not going to track down every character from said universe. Either list them all yourself, or give the most prominent examples. However, naming specific groups within said universe which are all insane is fine (e.g. Firefly's Reavers).

Quincunx
2009-05-21, 07:43 AM
I thought the defining characteristic of dementia was not realizing your worldview was demented and/or being incapable of changing your behavior after realizing it. Anyone who brags upon their insanity ought to be voided from the list. Goodbye, the namesake.

The insane characters in the books of my library are either too obscure to nominate or thinly fictionalized real people.

Coplantor
2009-05-21, 07:54 AM
Ophellia and Miata from Claymore.
Everyone on wonderland, specially the mad hatter.
Agree with Alexander DeLarge
The Joker
Rennfield
Ren and Stimpy
8-bit theater's Sarda
The Pythons
The Old Lady with cats in The Simpsons.
Willy Wonka

cnsvnc
2009-05-21, 08:10 AM
Mrs Lovett is the single most demented individual in Sweeney Todd.

Every Chaos Space Marine ever. "Sanity is for the weak!"
Every Ork ever. "WAAAAGH!"
Let's just make it everyone from WH40K, ever. Except for Ciaphas Cain, HERO of the IMPERIUM!

Berserk Monk
2009-05-21, 08:12 AM
Berry the Chopper (Fullmetal Alchemist) He's a very minor character that ran a butcher shop, dressed up as a chick to make deliveries, and hacked people up. He was caught, killed, turned into an animated suit of armor and became a bloodthirsty psuedo golem.

Good to see the Joker on the list. He's the first guy that came to mind, but then again, wouldn't all Batman villains fit this list. I think too most of the Gung Ho Guns from Trigun should fit the list as well.

I'm not sure if he counts, but what about The Comedian/Edward Blake. He's a psychopath and rapist.

Coplantor
2009-05-21, 08:14 AM
I gorgot about Loki. Good old mad norse god.

@^: In the manga, Barry got his chance to shine a bit more.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-21, 08:15 AM
I thought the defining characteristic of dementia was not realizing your worldview was demented and/or being incapable of changing your behavior after realizing it. Anyone who brags upon their insanity ought to be voided from the list.

I'm not sure that's true. I've definitely read about real-life cases of people who were analysed as being 'insane' and who acknowledged that they were, but went on with acting the same as before anyway. I think that 'insanity' is too vague a term to have set rules like that.

And even if you're right, better to ignore that, because otherwise we'd have to get rid of the Joker, the Mad Hatter (c'mon, he calls himself 'the Mad Hatter'), and others who definitely belong. Let's not ruin our fun by trying to apply real-world rules to fictional people.

EDIT: Also, Berserk Monk, I'd say The Comedian is amoral, evil, and all-around nasty, but not insane.

Eldan
2009-05-21, 08:25 AM
Care to elaborate? I can't find any evidence of this person. By "MTG" are you referring to Magic: The Gathering?

Braids. (http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29947)

She was also in most of the novels of the Odyssey and Onslaught blocks. And pretty much insane, yes. Also, Minion Legend is the best creature type ever.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-21, 08:32 AM
Braids. (http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=29947)

She was also in most of the novels of the Odyssey and Onslaught blocks. And pretty much insane, yes. Also, Minion Legend is the best creature type ever.

Cheers. She's in.

Querzis
2009-05-21, 12:21 PM
I thought the defining characteristic of dementia was not realizing your worldview was demented and/or being incapable of changing your behavior after realizing it. Anyone who brags upon their insanity ought to be voided from the list. Goodbye, the namesake.

You're right. People affected with dementia most of the time cant realize it. But dementia is not even a form of insanity, its an actual disease thats (mostly) because of old age (the Alzheimer's disease is a form a dementia.) But for insanity? Most people realize they are insane. Weither they want to become sane or not is another matter though.

Lets check at some real form of insanity shall we? Psychopathy? Kenpachi is most definitly a psychopath. The incapacity to feel any form of fear? Yeah he got that too. I'm not a specialist and I can still easely see two severe form of insanity with Kenpachi and I'm sure there is more.

Lord_Gareth
2009-05-21, 04:18 PM
Johnny Truant (House of Leaves) - Geez, where to start on this guy? Johnny Truant is an unreliable narrator on enough drugs to start a hospital being driven slowly insane by the notes of a man named Zampano - except Johnny might not even exist. "He" might be a hallucination of his mother, or of Zampano, or Zampano might be his own hallucination, or his mother could be his hallucination, or both of them could be Zampano's! However it breaks down, Johnny has completely and utterly lost it by the end of House of Leaves, breaking down as completely and utterly as the possibly-fictional Navidson family.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-21, 04:26 PM
Do Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde count?

Also, still seeing no Comedian. "Once you realize what a joke life is, being the Comedian's the only thing that makes sense."

Oh, Codename V?

Athaniar
2009-05-21, 06:10 PM
To honor the great movie I just saw, I nominate Star Trek's Nero. I'd call him quite insane (although he was driven insane by grief).

Dienekes
2009-05-21, 06:31 PM
To Berserk Monk

You see I never saw the Comedian as insane, he simply had a nihilistic philosophy on the world.

V is nuts though

Berserk Monk
2009-05-21, 08:39 PM
To honor the great movie I just saw, I nominate Star Trek's Nero. I'd call him quite insane (although he was driven insane by grief).

You know the Roman Emperor Nero was quite mad too.

Also, not sure why this hasn't been suggested before, but Gollum from LotR.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-22, 03:31 AM
Do Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde count?


Hmmm... I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on this one, since I've never read the original book, only the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen version.

Sorry, but I still don't think the Comedian should go in. He's amoral, and impulsive, but not insane.

Xuincherguixe
2009-05-22, 06:05 AM
Kenpatchi is hard to call. He's an interesting character.

Since watchmen came up...

Rorschach is a given. And I'm going to say Ozymandias too. Though his insanity was more subtle. Also that guy in the Black Freighter :P But that one goes without saying.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-22, 06:28 AM
Rorschach is a given. And I'm going to say Ozymandias too. Though his insanity was more subtle. Also that guy in the Black Freighter :P But that one goes without saying.

I have no idea what the Black Freighter guy is called. Was he even given a name? I'll just call him the 'Marooned Mariner.' But yeah, he was definitely insane enough for the Asylum.

Ozymandias... I'm not sure. :smallconfused: I can see why you'd say that, but to me what he does implies a sort of terrifyingly logical sanity.

I don't know. If anyone else agrees with you on this one, I'll put him up. Same goes for the Comedian.

SurlySeraph
2009-05-22, 01:49 PM
Alucard, from Hellsing. He is the most sociopathic character I can think of in anything. He just really, really, really likes killing people in horrible ways, especially while mocking them for being unable to defeat him.

Alexander Anderson, from Hellsing. He's kind of like Alucard's equal and opposite number. He's a fanatical Catholic priest who's very kind to members of his faith, but will kill anyone else who gets in his way with no regret. He once breaks up a fight between two Catholic schoolchildren, telling them "You should only fight monsters and heretics." Goes into combat grinning and hurling bayonets at his enemies while chanting Bible verses and yelling "AAAAAAMEEEEEEN!" at the top of his lungs.

Athaniar
2009-05-22, 01:53 PM
You know the Roman Emperor Nero was quite mad too.

Of course, but did Emperor Nero

destroy a planet (Vulcan, no less) by creating a black hole in its center, all while driving around in a humongous Borg-enhanced mining awesome ship that looks like something out of H.P. Lovecraft?

No? I didn't think so. There is insanity, and then there is insanity.

Also, since we have infinite nominations, I'll go ahead and nominate, from the Star Trek Original Series episode Dagger of the Mind (which I just watched),

Dr. Tristan Adams. For information's sake, he was in charge of a penal colony, and his favored method of dealing with inmates consisted of turning them into mindless slaves using a brainwashing machine.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-22, 02:02 PM
Of course, but did Emperor Nero

destroy a planet (Vulcan, no less) by creating a black hole in its center, all while driving around in a humongous Borg-enhanced mining awesome ship that looks like something out of H.P. Lovecraft?

No? I didn't think so. There is insanity, and then there is insanity.

There's also the fact Emperor Nero died (I forget the years of his rein, but let's just say) about 2,000 years before space travel or the atomic bomb - a weapon that one single missle couldn't even come close to wiping out life on a planet. So unless a at some point int ancient history, Roman phalanx suddenly all went super saiyan, Nero never had the means to do this. That doesn't mean he wasn't that crazy.

Dienekes
2009-05-22, 02:03 PM
Of course, but did Emperor Nero

destroy a planet (Vulcan, no less) by creating a black hole in its center, all while driving around in a humongous Borg-enhanced mining awesome ship that looks like something out of H.P. Lovecraft?

No? I didn't think so. There is insanity, and then there is insanity.


Ehh, the Emperor was more insane if you ask me. The Romulan was just overactive sense of revenge and more technology. The Emperor set his own city on fire while playing his lyre so he could make his own spa. (Sure it's only 1 theory on how it started, but doesn't change that he fiddled while his city burned and built a spa on the ruins)

That and the Romulan was a bit of an idiot. If he only wanted destruction, and could make black holes, why not just move to Vulcan make a black hole and leave. You don't need to be in the center of a planet for the black hole to kill everything

Athaniar
2009-05-22, 02:04 PM
There's also the fact Emperor Nero died (I forget the years of his rein, but let's just say) about 2,000 years before space travel or the atomic bomb - a weapon that one single missle couldn't even come close to wiping out life on a planet. So unless a at some point int ancient history, Roman phalanx suddenly all went super saiyan, Nero never had the means to do this. That doesn't mean he wasn't that crazy.

Bah, true insanity=personal insanity+awesomeness of equipment.

Athaniar
2009-05-22, 04:04 PM
That and the Romulan was a bit of an idiot. If he only wanted destruction, and could make black holes, why not just move to Vulcan make a black hole and leave. You don't need to be in the center of a planet for the black hole to kill everything

Mainly for the effect, probably. Or maybe it would have sucked him in, too? I'm no expert on singularities, so I can't tell. And I don't care much, either (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RuleOfCool).

And from now on, all my nominations will be posted below (keep watching this post! You are watching this post, right?):

Warden Treelos (http://www.wowwiki.com/Warden_Treelos) (Warcraft) - A druid driven quite insane by watching his friends die. And when I say quite, I mean utterly.
Deathwing (Warcraft) - Driven insane by the whispers of the Old Gods, the Black Dragon Aspect became one of Azeroth's most feared villains.
Malygos (Warcraft) - Oh, right, I forgot, Malygos stopped being insane. And then he went on to try to kill each and every magic-user on Azeroth. Apparently, that's being sane...
Abdul Alhazred (Lovecraft Mythos) - He's not called the Mad Arab for nothing. Come on, this guy wrote the Necronomicon.
Callisto (Xena: Warrior Princess) - Xena's wicked doppelganger. Now, I've only watched Callisto and Callisto's Return, but I don't find it likely that she'd turn sane later on (but if she does, tell me).
Dukat (Star Trek) - The morally questionable cardassian officer and continuous antagonist to the crew of Deep Space 9. At least by the end of Season 6 he seemed quite insane.
Atyminius (http://warriorprincess.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Beloved) (Xena: Warrior Princess) - (Un)dead villain who stole Hades's invisibility helmet and took over the underworld for an episode.
"Coach" Ernie Pantusso (Cheers) - Has taken a few too many hits in the head during his career.
Kodos the Executioner (http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Kodos) (Star Trek) - Guy who executed 4,000 colonists based on some weird view on eugenics and then got a green alien named after him.
Lenore Karidian (http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Lenore_Karidian) (Star Trek) - From the same episode as the above guy, and even more insane.
Kryll (http://www.wowwiki.com/Kryll) (Warcraft) - "Boom. Now boom? I wish for a boom. Boom go! This coin must be broken, I wonder if it'll explode."
Sicco Thermaplugg (http://www.wowwiki.com/Thermaplugg) (Warcraft) - The quite insane leader of the leper gnomes, Thermaplugg detonated an atomic bomb sans explosion in order to fend off an invasion he probably orchestrated himself. This traitorous tinker now calls himself King of Gnomeregan.
Haggle (http://www.wowwiki.com/Haggle) (Warcraft) - This leper gnome isn't as hostile as most of his kin, although he is equally insane. "I had it all! I had it all then I lost it. Lost... All gone... Like... My mind. My mind is like... Cheese. I like cheese."
Jennings (http://www.wowwiki.com/Jennings) (Warcraft) - OK, so it's another leper gnome. But hey, infinite nominations, remember? This one is an assistant to a Forsaken Grand Apothecary, and jumps around yelling for lunch.
The Headless Horseman (http://www.wowwiki.com/Headless_Horseman) (Warcraft) - Every year around Hallow's End, this undead guy flies around the world on his horse, torching buildings and reciting bad poetry.
Maiev Shadowsong (Warcraft) - The leader of the Watchers and the Warden of Illidan Stormrage, whose escape led to her "sinking into vengeful madness" as she pursued him. Speaking of which,
Illidan Stormrage (Warcraft) - Insanity is not too uncommon in this universe. While he (probably) has good intentions at first, he turned quite insane at the end as well.
Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) - What, nobody mentioned her yet? I think it'd be fair to call her insane, at least before her redeathmption (I really should stop mixing words).
Daelin Proudmoore (Warcraft) - The grand admiral and sovereign of Kul Tiras, he let his hatred for the orcs drive him into a frenzy that eventually got him slain.
Garithos (Warcraft) - Human grand marshal and one of the biggest racists ever. It was his maddened hatred that made the blood elves abandon the Alliance. Willing to send non-humans to their deaths even if it meant a tactical disadvantage.
Kael'thas Sunstrider (Warcraft) - Once-noble prince of the blood elves, but the destruction of his homeland, along with other things (see above), resulted in yet another casualty to the insanity that's abundant in Azeroth (and Outland). His latest act was attempting to bring an end to the world by summoning a demon lord.
Sargeras (Warcraft) - The Big Bad of the Warcraft universe, the dark titan Sargeras abandoned his saner kin in order to create the Burning Legion from the very demons he had previously helped to stop.
Sintharia/Lady Sinestra (Warcraft) - The former prime consort of Deathwing, Sintharia later renounced the Aspect and started her own operation in the depths of Grim Batol. Insane? Of course. Secretly manipulated by Deathwing? Of course.
Velasca (Xena: Warrior Princess) - Usurper Queen of the Amazons, Velasca gladly sacrificed her brethren in her maddened quest to gather ambrosia and become a goddess. She succeeded, but was buried beneath a lava stream along with Callisto.


Last Update: 7/6

Berserk Monk
2009-05-22, 04:43 PM
Some more for the list:

Futurama:
Roberto
Professor Farnsworth

Invader Zim:
Zim
GIR
the rest of the entire cast

Adult Swim shows:

Early Cuyler (Squidbillies)
Meatwad (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)(And for those of you that think he's just a moron and not crazy, exhibit A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fimASe7SWg&feature=related) (the videos kind of crappy, but the audio is taken from the show))

Eldan
2009-05-22, 05:42 PM
Yagami Light, Death Note. Don't know how I forgot him so far.

Tyracus
2009-05-23, 10:50 AM
I have to know how this thread got to 2 pages without a mention of Albedo from Xenosaga? He ripped his head off with his bare hands, juggled it while babbling about stripping his prisoner in her secrets (in a fairly squickish way, given she's a bio-roid who appears to be about 10-12 years old) before dropping it on the ground and stomping on it at which point he re-grows it.

Also in the second game when:
He finds out that his brothers don't have the same healing power he does so he starts practicing digging graves for when Rubedo and Nigredo die and leave him alone.

Also his babbling when his mind shattered when it contacted the super-dimensional consciousness U-DO and he goes into a fit about not being an anti-existence. I'm pretty sure that's also where he developed his plan to effectively destroy the universe just so he could finally die.

I'll also push forward Gauron and Gates from Full Metal Panic and FMP: The Second Raid. The former is obsessed with the show's protagonist Souske Sagara to the point where it becomes a form of twisted possessive love while the latter, well what Gates does just makes me go 0.o with his battlefield commentary, typical means of discussion, and his... fondness for kittens (*shudder*). Of course the fact that they're drugged to operate a super-science device that turns thoughts into physical force explains some of it (mostly Gates, Gauron is just freaking insane.)

Blackjackg
2009-05-23, 01:25 PM
Here's a few more crazy logs for the fire:

Alice (American McGee's Alice)
HOLLY (Red Dwarf)
Jeffry Goines (Twelve Monkeys)
King Tut (Batman)
Mad Gerald (The Black Adder)
Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver)

Really, just about all the Batman villains fit into the category of "insane," hence their going to Arkham Asylum rather than prison. But King Tut was especially wacky.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-23, 02:13 PM
I went ahead and added Johnny C from Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Quite apart from the whole "killing hundreds of people for no good reason" thing, he also hallucinates that a rabbit nailed to a wall is speaking to him, and fills dolls with liquidised rats and throws them at his walls just for the lulz.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-23, 06:11 PM
Yeah, I don't know why this hasn't been added yet, but Salad Fingers needs to be added right now. If you've ever seen one of his flash cartoons you'd understand why. Also, Homsar.

I forget the names, but like half the cast in Repo the Genetic Opera. Those who've seen it recently, drop some names.

The Warden (Super Jail)

bladedSmoke
2009-05-24, 02:02 AM
The Warden (Super Jail)

Hee hee. Irony.

Querzis
2009-05-24, 12:30 PM
*Malygos (Warcraft) - Oh, right, I forgot, Malygos stopped being insane. And then he went on to try to kill each and every magic-user on Azeroth. Apparently, that's being sane...

He doesnt want to destroy all magic user. They just wont be able to use magic anymore (and it only apply to arcane magic, not druids or shaman). Hes basically making them normal again. And the reason hes doing this is because mortal abused magic so much that its threatening to destroy the world. That being said, nobody believe him on that last part which is why hes so pissed off.

Honestly, those quests annoyed me because, except for the fact that the Kirin Tor and everyone else wanted to keep using arcane magic, I cant find a single reason why Malygos woudnt be right. I mean hes the freaking aspect of Magic, he should know better then the Kirin Tor archmages.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-24, 04:50 PM
Green Goblin/Harry Ozborn (Spider Man) I've never read the comics, but the movie speaks enough.

Athaniar
2009-05-25, 04:55 AM
He doesnt want to destroy all magic user. They just wont be able to use magic anymore (and it only apply to arcane magic, not druids or shaman). Hes basically making them normal again. And the reason hes doing this is because mortal abused magic so much that its threatening to destroy the world. That being said, nobody believe him on that last part which is why hes so pissed off.

Honestly, those quests annoyed me because, except for the fact that the Kirin Tor and everyone else wanted to keep using arcane magic, I cant find a single reason why Malygos woudnt be right. I mean hes the freaking aspect of Magic, he should know better then the Kirin Tor archmages.

Maybe so, but he sure had no qualms about slaying those who didn't agree with his decision. He even has a "secret police", the Mage Hunters, who are (as far as I can tell) instructed to imprison and/or kill any "unauthorized" casters they encounter, as well as smashing anything magic to pieces. If the Spellweaver had been sane, he'd probably had consulted with his fellow aspects in order to find a course of action instead of just acting on his own.

Dienekes
2009-05-25, 05:22 PM
hmmm no one has said Don Quixote, the humorous bumbling lunatic

kpenguin
2009-05-25, 05:26 PM
Awwww.... I thought this thread was going to be insanely bad "tie-ins" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Asylum)

Boo
2009-05-26, 12:14 AM
Duke Felmet: Wyrd Sisters

He did something and became ever so paranoid for it.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-26, 11:23 AM
Captain Ahab. Went mad trying to get revenge on an animal that ultimately lead to his death.

Xsesiv
2009-05-26, 11:46 AM
Delirium. Aside from being the antropomorphic personification of insanity itself, the cherry stones said she was going to be a kangaroo when she grew up. CaN'T aRgUE wiTH ThAT.

Add the Prankster and the Bone Collector.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-27, 08:04 PM
Principle Scudworth (Clone High)

Demons_eye
2009-05-27, 08:59 PM
I think meatwad should be taken off. the only ep where he is insane is Teashirt of the dead and that was cuz he had the power of a god. If you want to put some one from ATHF on the list it would be shake.(He killed a 3 cats 2 in the micowave 1 with a powered screwdriver and was happy about it(not about sparkels his cat tho))

Coplantor
2009-05-27, 09:04 PM
What about the cybernetic ghost of the christmas past from the future?

Demons_eye
2009-05-27, 09:07 PM
Could just say that its bad wiring?

Coplantor
2009-05-27, 09:23 PM
Nope, I think he is insane. Also, have we mentioned Gollum? And from DnD, any Xaoxitek mentioned?

Blackjackg
2009-05-27, 09:46 PM
It wasn't the Xaositects that were crazy, it was those barmy, barmy Bleakers. Official nomination for the latter: The Bleak Cabal (Planescape)!

Berserk Monk
2009-05-28, 12:02 AM
I think meatwad should be taken off. the only ep where he is insane is Teashirt of the dead and that was cuz he had the power of a god. If you want to put some one from ATHF on the list it would be shake.(He killed a 3 cats 2 in the micowave 1 with a powered screwdriver and was happy about it(not about sparkels his cat tho))

He talks to Boxy Brown like he was a sentient being. He hears voices in his head. Shake is just an ass***** who likes to torment Meatwad. If Shake is added, I demand the Comedian be added (he's far madder than Shake).


What about the cybernetic ghost of the christmas past from the future?

Hard to say. He's a robot and is programmed as such. Do we really want to get into artificial intelligence and the sanity of sentient machines (though, we did add Roberto, but he is CRAZY and was committed)?

As a final note, nearly all Adult Swim characters COULD be on the list.

Gorgondantess
2009-05-28, 12:10 AM
I am contractually obligated to state:
Messrs Humbert Humbert (HH) of Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov, is the most eloquent and incredibly graceful insane sane man to ever grace literature.:smallcool:

GrassyGnoll
2009-05-28, 12:32 AM
Wait a second. The list has Ophelia from Claymore but not Ophelia from...oh, I don't know... HAMLET?

Nominated.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-28, 12:40 AM
Wait a second. The list has Ophelia from Claymore but not Ophelia from...oh, I don't know... HAMLET?

Nominated.

Well, if we're gonna get Shakespearean, I nominated Macbeth, Lady Macabeth, Caesar (real life too, power hungry), and nearly all other characters used in his plays.

Eldan
2009-05-28, 02:27 AM
I already nominated Barking Wilder for the Xaositects.

Athaniar
2009-05-28, 05:07 AM
Is anyone watching my post at all? It haz moar characturz.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-28, 05:13 AM
Is anyone watching my post at all? It haz moar characturz.

My bad. Hang on, I'll add the new guys right away.

Demons_eye
2009-05-28, 02:27 PM
He talks to Boxy Brown like he was a sentient being. He hears voices in his head. Shake is just an ass***** who likes to torment Meatwad. If Shake is added, I demand the Comedian be added (he's far madder than Shake)

Meatwad acts like a kid. Any kid dose that, I did that, when they are young. And I said if you wanted to add some one from ATHF shake would be it.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-28, 02:33 PM
Meatwad acts like a kid. Any kid dose that, I did that, when they are young. And I said if you wanted to add some one from ATHF shake would be it.

ATHF is full of crazies. I highly doubt Shake is at the top of the list. Dr. Weird is. Besides there was one episode where Meatwad thought Boxy Brown had a knife and was going to attack everyone (I can't find a clip of it on youtube for a link, sorry).

Jahkaivah
2009-05-28, 04:03 PM
Good thread idea, this is going to be a lot of fun.

I'll nominate all Nine Team Fortress 2 Classes:

-The Scout
-The Soldier
-The Pyro
-The Demoman
-The Heavy
-The Engineer
-The Medic
-The Sniper
-The Spy

Also, I'll nominate Bangladesh Dupree and Castle Heterodyne from Girl Genius

OH and Boyd Cooper (aka The Milkman) from Psychonauts, he's getting my vote for sure. Also Agent Crueller from the same game.

Dienekes
2009-05-28, 09:58 PM
Caesar (real life too, power hungry)

Ambition = insanity now? Then hell, we're going to have a huge list.

The dogs of Animal Farm= this one is odd. The dogs act like vicious hounds which seems normal, however in the context of the story it's obvious they're broken husks of the animals they could be, all that's left being insane rage.

Griffin from H.G. Wells The Invisible Man= the best mad scientist of all time. A clear psychopath.

Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs= he did have a rather dashing suit though.

Norman Bates from Psycho= do I really have to elaborate?

Cardinal Roark/Kevin from Sin City= They hear voices of those they eat. That's slipping into the insane, dontcha think.

Batman from Batman= his obsession goes beyond sanity.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-28, 10:29 PM
Batman from Batman= his obsession goes beyond sanity.

That was actually Alan Moore's character concept for Rorschach.

Dienekes
2009-05-28, 10:35 PM
So I heard, I was thinking more Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth and The Killing Joke, though.

Coplantor
2009-05-28, 11:43 PM
Wait a second. The list has Ophelia from Claymore but not Ophelia from...oh, I don't know... HAMLET?

Nominated.

Oh my god... this is so true. How come I thought of Claymore's Ophelia and not Hamlet's Ophelia...

I must be becoming an idiot...:smalleek:

Athaniar
2009-05-29, 05:24 AM
I'd definitely not call Julius Caesar insane. Ambitious, sure; amoral, probably, but hardly insane. When I think "insane" and "Roman Empire", I rather think of Nero and Caligula. But anyway, I thought this was for fictional characters?
Also, don't forget to watch my post.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-29, 05:43 AM
I'd definitely not call Julius Caesar insane. Ambitious, sure; amoral, probably, but hardly insane. When I think "insane" and "Roman Empire", I rather think of Nero and Caligula. But anyway, I thought this was for fictional characters?
Also, don't forget to watch my post.

True on all counts, I'll delete him.

Erts
2009-05-30, 09:28 PM
If these have already been said, apologies.

The Narrator from Fight Club.
Tyler Durden from Fight club.

Rosharch from Watchmen.

The Punisher is arguably insane.

A crapload of Gotham citezens.

If Franky is insane, then Luffy is even more insane. Hell, who is not insane in One Piece, its a comedy manga. Read the newest Impel Gaol arc to see what I'm talking about.

Belkar.

Athaniar
2009-06-07, 10:51 AM
The thread seems quite inactive, so I'll go ahead and add some more characters in my aforementioned post.

Finn Solomon
2009-06-08, 06:41 AM
Three pages and no River Tam?