"You didn't think I would risk losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fist fight with you. No, you need an ace in the hole. Mine's Harvey. I took Gotham's white knight and brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. See madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push."
User can cause madness in a person or group of people that have no mental illness, depending of the users will victims may go slightly loopy or lose total grip of reality becoming delusional, lose control over themselves, paranoid, catatonic or hostile.
Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) gazed upon the painting of Dogs Playing Poker, going mad from the illogical sight.
Reisen Undongein Inaba (Touhou Project) has the ability to manipulate insanity through her lunatic eyes.
No living being can come face to face with Pennywise's (Stephen King's It) true form of "the deadlights" without instantly going completely insane.
Thesulac Demons (Angel) drives humans insane by tormenting them with their hidden fears and insecurities.
Torture from the Cruciatus Curse (Harry Potter) can cause permanent mental damage. Death Eaters tortured Neville Longbottom’s parents to the point they couldn't remember him.
Inside Doctor Psycho's insanity (DC Universe)
A Lorophage demon's feeding process typically drives surviving victims insane.
It is said by Yuuki Tenpouin that anyone who looks into Seeker's eyes would be driven mad, due to its unbearably coldness.
Reiki, in the hands of a special power user, can cause the wielder to go insane from the overflowing powers it absorbs.
Medusa (Soul Eater) is well-known for bringing insanity through mental, physical, and magical involvement.
Ace (Justice League) accomplishes this by altering the perceptions of others.
The Joker (DC Comics) wants to show the world that they all are just one bad day away from being as insane as he is. He has driven many individuals to the depths of madness with his greatest and ongoing project being the dark knight himself.
Clownpiece (Touhou Project) explaining how she can "mess with the minds" of those who see the light of her torch.
Those that see Lucifer's (Lucifer) demonic face are usually driven insane.
The Flare (The Maze Runner) is the name for a deadly virus that attacks the brain. As a result, those who catch it become violent, unpredictable and insane.
Zofis (Zatch Bell!) used his powers to make Koko’s hidden pain and suffering overpower her kindhearted personality. As a result, Koko became sadistic and insane.