7 Famous Cartoon Characters With Bipolar Disorder


All of the cartoon characters listed in this list are related one way or another with bipolar disorder. This diagnosis is usually added to the fictional character by comic book authors. Even a few of them see drug treatment. These cartoon characters were also starred in the films and series in following years.

Bipolar disorder : A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

In cartoon characters, unstable mood and low self-esteem are often observed. In addition, because of the traumatic events in the past these characters are often evil, genius, or has magical powers as a result of being created as an imaginary character. [1]


Karolina Dean

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Cartoon Characters With Bipolar Karolina Dean

Karolina Dean is an imaginary cartoon character in the American comic book published by Marvel Comics. She also appears in television series. Her parents were Majesdanian invaders. So she’s half-human and half-alien. When Karolina discovers that she can fly, she feels extremely happy. But she is also very sensitive. Usually she feels sad and in pain. She cries at the sorrows and misfortunes of others. She also sees herself as a freak because she is known as an alien among her friends. Her self-confidence always falls and she feels insecure.


Doctor Will Magnus

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cartoon characters with bipolar disorder Doctor Will Magnus

It is a fictional comic book character in comic books published by DC Comics. Dr. William Milton Magnus appears in the Batman franchise. He is a genius who specialized in theoretical mathematics, mechanical engineering and particle physics. He is the creator of Metal Men in comic books. This genius man has many failures in the comic books for many years. He has nervous breakdowns due to problems in his work of developing the robots. He uses Prozac for bipolar disorder and becomes depressed for causing the creation of Plutonium Man.

It is implied that although the medication is keeping Magnus from doing anything irrational, it is also suppresses his imagination and creativity.


Mimic (comics)

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manic cartoon characters Mimic

Mimic (Calvin Montgomery Rankin) is an imaginary hero from American comics published by Marvel Comics. It was the first addition to X-Men in the 1960s. It is also the first non-mutant X-Man. Although he was undiagnosed before his unstable behavior, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder later in the Dark X-Men: The Beginning and started to receive medication.


Multi-Man

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cartoon characters with bipolar disorder Multi – Man

Multi-Man (alter ego Duncan Pramble) is a superhero in DC Comics comics. He died many times in comic books and was resurrected. After this death and resurrection, he is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.


Norman Osborn

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cartoon characters with bipolar disorder – Norman Osborn

He is a fictional supervisor in American comics published by Marvel Comics. Norman Osborn was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko and was first seen in The Amazing Spider-Man, the original and best-known incarnation of Green Goblin.

“Superhuman psychologist Leonard Samson says of Osborn: “In clinical terms, the words psychotic and psychopathic are far from synonymous… but in Norman Osborn’s case, both apply. I’d characterise him as a bipolar psychotic with concurrent aspects of psychopathic megalomania and malignant narcissism. In layman’s terms, a lethal cocktail of intersecting personality disorders that makes him one of the most dangerous human beings on the planet.”[134]

There are many examples of Osborn’s pronounced superiority complex, to the point that he will rarely, if ever, admit that he has made mistakes. He often transfers blame for his shortcomings to others or claims that he was better than he was; even before his accident, he spent more time providing Harry with gifts or outings rather than actually being there for his son or trying to listen to his problems, and nevertheless claims that he was still a good father, likely due to the abusive nature of his own father.”


Two-Face

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Cartoon Characters with Bipolar Disorder – Two Face

Two-Face (Harvey Dent) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

He was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dissociative identity disorder.

He has trouble making his own choices and trusts a coin to make all his decisions. Dent is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia at a young age, but he has managed to conceal his illness and, thanks to an invincible work ethic, becomes a very successful lawyer at the Gotham City’s Regional Attorney’s office at the age of 26.


Count Vertigo

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bipolar fictional cartoon characters Count Vertigo

Paul Hubris, also known as Count Vertigo is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in Flash Annual #4, published in 1987. The character was created by Mike Baron and Jackson Guice.

Count Vertigo is one of the most powerful characters to ever appear in the DC Comics Universe. His main power is his ability to alter gravitational fields around himself or other objects at will making them either lighter or heavier than air so they can walk on water or fly without wings respectively while being unaffected by gravity outside of what sphere he has altered inside it.[1]

Count Vertigo has initially portrayed as an antagonist but later retooled into a more classic super-villain type having archenemies.


Wrong diagnosis

Warning: There are comic book and cartoon characters claimed to be bipolar disorder on the Internet but many of these are diagnosed according to incorrect information. These are not correct descriptions for both Bipolar disorder and comic / cartoon-loving children and young people. These characters are described below as people who have bipolar disorder.


Helga Pataki

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Helga Geraldine Pataki is just a 9-year-old fictional character with inconsistent behavior.

Helga Geraldine Pataki is a fictional character and a secondary character and the main antagonist of the hit Nickelodeon animated television series Hey Arnold! She has a speech impediment and is portrayed as shy, clumsy, and overweight.

The typical jokes about her are that she’s unpopular because she’s unattractive, lives like a hermit in her parents’ basement to avoid people, stands at the bus stop for 45 minutes every day even though it takes 2 buses to get home since she couldn’t find anyone who would let her share their seat (include something like “expanded hips”?), eats expired microwave food with the bugs crawling on the outside of each bagged meal mindfully reciting nightly prayers out of gratitude.

There is no Bipolar diagnosis for Helga as she is a 9 year old girl and she is a cartoon character.


Princess Jasmine

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Princess Jasmine is one of the most famous cartoon characters who appears in the animated film Aladdin (1992) by Walt Disney Pictures. She is the daughter of the Sultan and an unnamed mother. She was first seen as one of Aladdin’s childhood friends.

There is no definition in the cartoons about bipolar. She is a sensitive woman. Sometimes she wants to be alone and occasionally cries when she is alone.

The recent version has her as an 18-year-old with a degree in computer science from Oxford University. She also does humanitarian work-feeding the poor, providing medical care to refugees, raising political prisoners’ morale–in Agrabah, her people stand with her because they cherish freedom. Nahual is Jasmine’s most trusted confidant, an animal shapeshifter who swears fealty to her father the Sultan only when he wears his royal robes.

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Last Updated on December 2, 2021 by William Lindberg

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