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25th Jun '16 4:07:41 PM nombretomado
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* Kongu finds this out after activating his [[MaskOfPower Mask of telepathy]] in ''{{Bionicle}}''. It's also implied that Orde's psionic powers have made him very impatient with other people, as he is able to know exactly what a person is going to say before they say it, and he often appears frustrated when he then has to endure the actual conversation that he's already heard.

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* Kongu finds this out after activating his [[MaskOfPower Mask of telepathy]] in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. It's also implied that Orde's psionic powers have made him very impatient with other people, as he is able to know exactly what a person is going to say before they say it, and he often appears frustrated when he then has to endure the actual conversation that he's already heard.
14th Jun '16 3:24:07 AM eroock
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->''In the dark I like to read his mind\\
but I'm frightened of the things I might find''

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->''In ->''"In the dark I like to read his mind\\
but I'm frightened of the things I might find''find."''
13th Jun '16 9:07:30 PM Doug86
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* In ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'', Kelson questions Gorony and Loris telepathically after they're captured. Gorony was an enthusiastic inquisitor, and Kelson likens reading Gorony's mind to "taking a swim in the castle middens in the summertime." When it's Loris' turn, Kelson finds "[r]eading Loris was even more loathsome than reading Gorony had been"; Loris gave explicit instructions to Istelyn's executioners and revelled in their grisly work, and he engaged in inquisitions and burnings in many outlying areas of the kingdom prompted by his "long-standing and unreasoning hatred of the Deryni."

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* In ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'', Kelson questions Gorony and Loris telepathically after they're captured. Gorony was an enthusiastic inquisitor, and Kelson likens reading Gorony's mind to "taking a swim in the castle middens in the summertime." When it's Loris' turn, Kelson finds "[r]eading Loris was even more loathsome than reading Gorony had been"; Loris gave explicit instructions to Istelyn's executioners and revelled in their grisly work, and he engaged in inquisitions and burnings in many outlying areas of the kingdom prompted by his "long-standing and unreasoning hatred of the Deryni."
2nd Jun '16 4:38:00 PM TheSinful
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** Brought up years later by the reborn Naruto who uses Ninshu to make Temari and Tayuya fully understand him and each other. Tayuya is upset when he stops because she ''understood'' while he was doing it but Naruto insists that it's only good for friends and would be a disaster if done to a group of strangers or enemies.
29th May '16 2:08:28 PM WillBGood
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' cracking open one of the mental vaults in the mind of Sasha Nein reveals that as a young boy he [[spoiler:ran away from home after reading his father's mind and [[PrimalScene seeing some things]] about [[MissingMom his late mother]] that [[PrimalScene would be rather traumatizing to a growing boy]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' cracking open one of the mental vaults in the mind of Sasha Nein reveals that as a young boy he [[spoiler:ran away from home after reading his father's mind and [[PrimalScene seeing some things]] about [[MissingMom his late mother]] that [[PrimalScene would be rather traumatizing to a growing boy]].boy.]]
29th May '16 2:01:34 PM WillBGood
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* In Literature/WildCards, a villanous telepath tries to read and control [[RidicululouslyHumanRobot Modular Man's]] mind, not knowing his true nature. The last we see of him he's in an asylum, capable of nothing but reciting endless strings of 1s and 0s.

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* In Literature/WildCards, a villanous telepath tries to read and control [[RidicululouslyHumanRobot [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Modular Man's]] mind, not knowing his true nature. The last we see of him he's in an asylum, capable of nothing but reciting endless strings of 1s and 0s.
29th May '16 2:01:18 PM WillBGood
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* In Literature/WildCards, a villanous telepath tries to read and control [[RidicululouslyHumanRobots Modular Man's]] mind, not knowing his true nature. The last we see of him he's in an asylum, capable of nothing but reciting endless strings of 1s and 0s.

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* In Literature/WildCards, a villanous telepath tries to read and control [[RidicululouslyHumanRobots [[RidicululouslyHumanRobot Modular Man's]] mind, not knowing his true nature. The last we see of him he's in an asylum, capable of nothing but reciting endless strings of 1s and 0s.
29th May '16 1:50:19 PM WillBGood
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] quite a bit in [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2881798/1/Reading this]]. The telepath's abilities have caused her to become a misanthrope, but since she has always been able to read minds, she actually considers it a benefit, as it allows her to know people's [[HumansAreFlawed true nature]].

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] quite a bit in Brendan Rizzo's [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2881798/1/Reading this]]."Reading"]]. The telepath's abilities have caused her to become a misanthrope, but since she has always been able to read minds, she actually considers it a benefit, as it allows her to know people's [[HumansAreFlawed true nature]].
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]].
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