Also a version of Mars that looks a great deal like the Wild West with extra Barsoom AND extra MONGO (thank you Red Emperor of Mars-1938).The Jester of Jolly Justice, the Dark Trickster, and the Clown Prince of Cruelty is a figure who almost never leaves the Los Angeles area but has been known to turn up in the most absurd places like the surface of Mars or Wild West.
Alice in Underworld? COMICS EVERYONE!Already, his story was reading like a Batman comic when a vampire who may or may not have been Earth-Cabal's version of Alice Liddell transformed him.
Now on a more serious note Earth-Cabal seems to have been a crazy, crazy place - admittedly prolonged exposure to Titan-EVIL, publicised or not, will do that to the minds of an entire population, especially if The Titans and their local agents get bored at about the same time.
He is now MALKAVIAN JOKER (when he's in a bad mood) - or if you prefer just an unusually public Malkavian Vigilante (given the abscence of any kind of Camarilla, he might even survive his very, very public eccentricities!).Madcap's transformation was accompanied by the dissolution of whatever sanity he had as well as the birth of an entirely new persona.
In all fairness if the Players sweet-talk the GM and Roll well enough just about ANY unlikely outcome can be brought about (something I do my best to keep in mind when writing for Age of Wonders et al, even if my precise understanding of RPG mechanics is miniscule).His control over the last is rather spotty, though, and can be disrupted with Super-Senses or contested checks when actively looking for him.
Vampires being vampires ("vy live an immortal liiife in ... discomfort?") I suspect that on average they don't represent a particularly sizeable exception.Madcap does not actively "fight crime" on the street but tends to focus on the rich and powerful. The exception is when it involves vampires or the supernatural.
One does suspect that Madcap would be just as uncomfortable working in Grimmsbrooke as it's residents would be to see him pass through the area because not only is he CRAZY, not only is he DISRUPTIVE, he's OUT! (of the metaphorical coffin).
If only because I suspect that the Rich and Hubristic are priority targets for Madcap, but far from the only ones he's willing to engage and outrage in the course of his particular career as a mooncalf.
Whereas Charles Chevalier sends out his monster for crimes against him, he is largely uninterested in anything resembling true justice.
One imagines that whereas Chevalier gets CRANKY whenever he has to put up with Madcap and may well react with homicidal indiscretion for obvious reasons (also he may very well still not quite GET the fact that this particular Vampire rival just eats up all the anger he sends his way as proof that he's doing what he loves most very well indeed), it amuses me to imagine that Lord Ruthven has a little more experience dealing with this sort of leech and can usually suppress his outbursts of sheer ANNOYANCE until after the maniac has left the Island Castle of Clan Ruthven (at which point he may well start breaking things - stakes, necks, enemies, onions).
Madcap has yet to make a point of bothering Lord Ruthven because ... well ... scottish weather SCARES him; if he wanted to live with the rain-fairies blubbering he wouldn't live in California!
He is a friend of Ghost Hunter Yoko, The Wands, and Dark Sun amongst several other people.
'Friend' in this case covering up a multitude of frustrations and a whole heck of a lot of "What the ILLICIT FORNICATION was that bit with the honey badger in the rubber adult entertainment outfit all about?!?"
... and this children, this terrible impact on the brain's ability to draw the shortest line between two points, this is why we don't do drugs! (except caffeine, chocolate and other medicinal pharmaceuticals, which are good for you so long as you eat right and brush your teeth).Madcap's base is The Laugh House a nightclub which is home to all manner of psychedelic drug use, music, and an upstairs comedy show. Weirdly, no one has thought to connect the two.