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15th Jan '17 1:21:47 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* Sister Psyche' of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is one of the world's strongest psychics. But her powers are so strong she can't help but hear the surface thoughts of everyone around her. Her skimpy costume does not help cultivate all-together pleasant thoughts from local teenage boys...
3rd Jan '17 12:07:19 PM CerotechOmega
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* In Episode 7 of ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'', Zorin is trying to {{mindrape}} Seras, only the first "repressed memory" she digs into is one of [[ItMakesSenseInContext her being sensually fed blood by Integra.]] Zorin decides to just leave that memory behind, stating that it "needs context".
27th Dec '16 12:14:43 AM bwburke94
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** Later on in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', when Manhunter tries to enter SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's mind, it ends with him doubling over in pain.

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** Later on in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', when Manhunter tries to enter SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's mind, it ends with him doubling over in pain.
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.
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