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29th Nov '16 10:30:55 AM SomberCaelifera
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** Subverted in one instance: When River reads Jayne's mind, she sees what appears to be [[spoiler: regret for trying to sell her out to the Feds.]] It's surprisingly sweet considering that he's spent the whole series trying to get rid of the Tams. And again in the same scene, when she gets a [[HiddenDepths brief peek]] at the [[BewareTheNiceOnes Shepard's thoughts.]]
** In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' the Operative believes this to be the reason for River's insanity, or at least a major part of it -She was driven crazy by the secrets she inadvertently picked up from the Alliance Parliament. It's also the reason the mere presence of Reavers is enough to send her into a HeroicBSOD until the film's climax.

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** Subverted in one instance: When River reads Jayne's mind, she sees what appears to be [[spoiler: regret for trying to sell her out to the Feds.]] It's surprisingly sweet considering that he's spent the whole series trying to get rid of the Tams. And again in the same scene, when she gets a [[HiddenDepths brief peek]] at the [[BewareTheNiceOnes Shepard's Shepherd's thoughts.]]
** In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' the Operative believes this to be the reason for River's insanity, or at least a major part of it -She it, that she was driven crazy by the secrets she inadvertently picked up from the Alliance Parliament. It's also the reason the mere presence of Reavers is enough to send her into a HeroicBSOD until the film's climax.
28th Oct '16 2:14:16 PM nombretomado
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* Comes up briefly in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn''. Sveta demonstrates her mind-reading power and then talks about how she'd rather not use it unless necessary, since [[FantasticRacism reading minds full of hate for beastmen caused her father to hate humans]]. Karis mentions that her father Ivan isn't as fond of his own telepathy these days as [[MindOverManners he used to be]], and she's grateful she didn't inherit them.

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* Comes up briefly in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn''.''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn''. Sveta demonstrates her mind-reading power and then talks about how she'd rather not use it unless necessary, since [[FantasticRacism reading minds full of hate for beastmen caused her father to hate humans]]. Karis mentions that her father Ivan isn't as fond of his own telepathy these days as [[MindOverManners he used to be]], and she's grateful she didn't inherit them.
27th Oct '16 10:12:08 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''GilligansIsland'', a special type of seed gives the castaways mind-reading powers which lead to arguments and division. Luckily, the effects are temporary, and Gilligan, [[SmartBall in one of the smartest moves he would ever make]], burns the bush that produces the seeds so it will never happen again.

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* In one episode of ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', a special type of seed gives the castaways mind-reading powers which lead to arguments and division. Luckily, the effects are temporary, and Gilligan, [[SmartBall in one of the smartest moves he would ever make]], burns the bush that produces the seeds so it will never happen again.
16th Oct '16 7:54:10 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
19th Sep '16 10:04:16 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', it is said that anyone who tries to read Monster X's mind ends up passing out screaming, after seeing [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Kaizer Ghidorah]].

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', it ''Fanfic/TheBridge'':
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is said that anyone who tries to read Monster X's mind ends up passing out screaming, after seeing [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Kaizer Ghidorah]].Ghidorah]].
** Mothra Lea goes into screaming convulsions when she reads Xenilla's memories and discovers [[spoiler:he's inherited the memories of the Mothra family line, and she gets a first hand look at Bagan wiping out her ancestors.]]
14th Sep '16 6:34:17 PM gewunomox
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* [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Phase]] uses this to his advantage when dealing with Fubar and others attempting to read his mind: In the case of Fubar, [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment he focuses hard on the sweet serenades]] of BritneySpears.

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* [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Phase]] uses this to his advantage when dealing with Fubar and others attempting to read his mind: In the case of Fubar, [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment he focuses hard on the sweet serenades]] of BritneySpears.Music/BritneySpears.
13th Sep '16 7:55:32 PM PaulA
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** Card also discusses this in ''The Worthing Saga'', though there it's a little bleaker, since [[LossOfIdentity other people's memories feel just as real as one's own]]. Jason Worthing is a virgin, but in his memory he's been involved in "acts he did not think his neighbors had enough imagination to invent." At the story's opening he's never killed, but he clearly remembers killing a man in a riot. All the worst aspects of humanity are a part of him.

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** Card also discusses this in ''The Worthing Saga'', ''Literature/TheWorthingSaga'', though there it's a little bleaker, since [[LossOfIdentity other people's memories feel just as real as one's own]]. Jason Worthing is a virgin, but in his memory he's been involved in "acts he did not think his neighbors had enough imagination to invent." At the story's opening he's never killed, but he clearly remembers killing a man in a riot. All the worst aspects of humanity are a part of him.
13th Sep '16 9:53:17 AM SSJMagus
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** X-Men villain Gamesmaster reads minds. ''All'' minds. ''Everywhere''. And he ''can't turn it off'', so is ''constantly'' bombarded with the thoughts of ''billions'' of people throughout the world. [[StalkerWithACrush He becomes obsessed]] with ComicBook/{{X 23}} because her mind is so quiet.

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** X-Men villain Gamesmaster reads minds. ''All'' minds. ''Everywhere''. And he ''can't turn it off'', so is ''constantly'' bombarded with the thoughts of ''billions'' of people throughout the world. He orchestrated the deadly "games" of the Upstarts in order to distract himself from all the thoughts he's bombarded with. [[StalkerWithACrush He becomes obsessed]] with ComicBook/{{X 23}} because her mind is so quiet.
23rd Aug '16 7:17:20 PM PaulA
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* In "Unpaid Intern", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, J'onn J'onzz refuses to read Batman's mind to satisfy the Flash's curiosity, partly because it would be unethical and partly because "exploring Batman's mind is extremely unpleasant. I would prefer to be able to enjoy the rest of my day."

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* In "Unpaid Intern", Internship", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, J'onn J'onzz refuses to read Batman's mind to satisfy the Flash's curiosity, partly because it would be unethical and partly because "exploring Batman's mind is extremely unpleasant. I would prefer to be able to enjoy the rest of my day."
23rd Aug '16 6:59:44 PM PaulA
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* In "Unpaid Intern", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, J'onn J'onzz refuses to read Batman's mind to satisfy the Flash's curiosity, partly because it would be unethical and partly because "exploring Batman's mind is extremely unpleasant. I would prefer to be able to enjoy the rest of my day."
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