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28th May '16 4:53:38 PM GordyTepig
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* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': Sookie never had control of her powers until she found Bill and the other supernaturals. She is pretty much the personification of this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'': The eponymous Sookie, who can't turn off her powers. She is forced to read the minds of people and see the dark underbelly of her town. Highlights include finding out abusive relationships, a woman who is married to a man but is actually a closeted lesbian, a teacher who has dark thoughts about abusing her students, and the nasty things people say about Sookie herself. Sookie never had control of her powers until she found Bill and the other supernaturals. She is pretty much the personification of this trope.
27th May '16 3:32:43 PM Doug86
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* Mahnahmi from the ''HumanxCommonwealth'' series was born a telepath, fully aware of the thoughts of everyone around her. As it happened, she came into the care of a certain fellow by the name of Conda Challis, who was probably in the running for the Most Depraved Person of the Commonwealth award. Among the least of the things she learned was that he intended to use her as a torture/sex slave when she grew up. This, understandably, permanently warped her psyche and drove her to [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds utter nihilism]].

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* Mahnahmi from the ''HumanxCommonwealth'' ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series was born a telepath, fully aware of the thoughts of everyone around her. As it happened, she came into the care of a certain fellow by the name of Conda Challis, who was probably in the running for the Most Depraved Person of the Commonwealth award. Among the least of the things she learned was that he intended to use her as a torture/sex slave when she grew up. This, understandably, permanently warped her psyche and drove her to [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds utter nihilism]].
21st May '16 11:40:35 PM Anddrix
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** What about the time he tried to rewire SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's mind to include sane thought patterns? Damn nigh gave himself a stroke with ''two minutes'' of effort. Course ''The Joker's'' mind would give anyone nightmares. And it did work, it just didn't last.

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** What about the time he tried to rewire SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's mind to include sane thought patterns? Damn nigh gave himself a stroke with ''two minutes'' of effort. Course ''The Joker's'' mind would give anyone nightmares. And it did work, it just didn't last.
17th May '16 10:04:53 AM Chabal2
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** The Scourged used to be a Loyalist Chapter more or less reserved for Inquisitorial service. The Chapter Master prayed regularly for the ability to tell truth from lies to better carry out their duties. Unfortunately, [[GodOfEvil Tzeentch]] granted his prayer, and from then on they heard every lie being spoken ''across the Imperium'' (to give an example, a lot of the Imperial creed was written by one of the Traitor Primarchs before he turned). They fell to Chaos ''very'' shortly, and their battlecry is now "THE LIES, THE LIES!".
10th May '16 11:39:04 PM PaulA
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* This is one of the reasons that the Registered Talents in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series tend to move into the large isolated and insulated estate established for them. Living in one of the crowded, high-rise residence blocks drives them to distraction.

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* This is one of the reasons that the Registered Talents in Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series ''Literature/ToRidePegasus'' trilogy tend to move into the large isolated and insulated estate established for them. Living in one of the crowded, high-rise residence blocks drives them to distraction.
5th May '16 4:07:35 PM zzedar
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* One of the original trope setters here is the short story "Journey's End" by Poul and Karen Anderson, in which a male and a female telepath discover each other after a lifetime of loneliness. In their eagerness, they open themselves completely to each other, [[spoiler:only to recoil in loathing from the personal failimgs, quirks, and oddities they find in each other -- many of which are subconscious, and of which they are completely unaware]].

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* One of the original trope setters here is the short story "Journey's "Journeys [sic] End" by Poul and Karen Anderson, in which a male and a female telepath discover each other after a lifetime of loneliness. In their eagerness, they open themselves completely to each other, [[spoiler:only to recoil in loathing from the their own personal failimgs, quirks, and oddities they find in each other -- many of which are subconscious, and of oddities, which they are completely unaware]].can see reflected in each other's minds]].
29th Apr '16 1:54:11 PM Doug86
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* AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone''. In order to convince a Patrol officer that he's innocent of the crimes he's accused of, Murdoc Jern is mentally joined to the officer by his companion Eet. It's extremely uncomfortable for both men.

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* AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone''. In order to convince a Patrol officer that he's innocent of the crimes he's accused of, Murdoc Jern is mentally joined to the officer by his companion Eet. It's extremely uncomfortable for both men.
24th Apr '16 4:46:46 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/872646/1/bOne_b_bFlew_b_Into_The_bCoocoos_b_Nest One Flew Into the Coocoo's Nest]], Fred debunks the possibility of he and George having TwinTelepathy with this trope:

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/872646/1/bOne_b_bFlew_b_Into_The_bCoocoos_b_Nest One Flew Into the Coocoo's Nest]], Nest,]] Fred debunks the possibility of he and George having TwinTelepathy with this trope:
24th Apr '16 4:45:59 PM WillKeaton
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* In Roleplay/DCNation, [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation/116814.html?view=509294 Mento was recently revealed to be a decent telepath]], even without his helmet. However, he hadn't any ability to ''block out'' thoughts. Rita (his wife) and The Chief knew, but he never thought to say it to anyone else. Worse, his brief superheroing career was with Comicbook/DoomPatrol, a group of BlessedWithSuck superheroes with dubious acceptance among not only the community they served, but the superheroing community as well.
* Played for laughs in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5092454/1/ Need to know]], in which Ron suddenly starts hearing people's thoughts and is understandably horrified to learn that, among other things, [[HoYay Harry and Draco secretly fancy each other.]]

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* In Roleplay/DCNation, [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation/116814.html?view=509294 Mento was recently revealed to be a decent telepath]], telepath,]] even without his helmet. However, he hadn't any ability to ''block out'' thoughts. Rita (his wife) and The Chief knew, but he never thought to say it to anyone else. Worse, his brief superheroing career was with Comicbook/DoomPatrol, a group of BlessedWithSuck superheroes with dubious acceptance among not only the community they served, but the superheroing community as well.
* Played for laughs in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' FanFic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5092454/1/ Need to know]], know,]] in which Ron suddenly starts hearing people's thoughts and is understandably horrified to learn that, among other things, [[HoYay Harry and Draco secretly fancy each other.]]



* In Maldoror's ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' AU fanfiction [[http://raygunworks.net/maldoror/monsters.html ''Monsters'']], the pilots are vampires, werewolves and so on. Except for Quatre who (as in the series) is an empath. The "steady diet of fear, greed, lust, anger, and the occasional nugget of happiness" makes him the most scarily psychotic of the lot.

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* In Maldoror's ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' AU fanfiction [[http://raygunworks.net/maldoror/monsters.html ''Monsters'']], ''Monsters,'']] the pilots are vampires, werewolves and so on. Except for Quatre who (as in the series) is an empath. The "steady diet of fear, greed, lust, anger, and the occasional nugget of happiness" makes him the most scarily psychotic of the lot.
22nd Apr '16 12:04:50 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11032690/1/Pareidolia Pareidolia]]'' when he's chided by the Rikudo Sennin for his actions, such as letting Naruto die, Kyuubi retorts that after centuries of sensing only hatred wherever he went, he started returning said hatred onto the world.
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