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16th Oct '17 12:22:58 AM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven's Literature/KnownSpace short story "Becalmed In Hell" has a ''sans corpus'' fellow running a probe to the surface of Venus, and contains a ShoutOut to the above book by naming the bodiless chap Donovan.

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* Creator/LarryNiven's Literature/KnownSpace short story "Becalmed In Hell" "Literature/BecalmedInHell" has a ''sans corpus'' fellow running a probe to the surface of Venus, and contains a ShoutOut to the above book by naming the bodiless chap Donovan.
10th Oct '17 2:25:23 AM Eolewyn1010
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* ''EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout'': Bobo, who gets stored in a shelf in a psychiatric clinic.
8th Oct '17 7:54:28 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LarryNiven's short story "Becalmed In Hell" has a ''sans corpus'' fellow running a probe to the surface of Venus, and contains a ShoutOut to the above book by naming the bodiless chap Donovan.

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* Creator/LarryNiven's Literature/KnownSpace short story "Becalmed In Hell" has a ''sans corpus'' fellow running a probe to the surface of Venus, and contains a ShoutOut to the above book by naming the bodiless chap Donovan.
3rd Oct '17 1:07:00 PM Sark0TAG
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* The third ''Robot City'' novel, "Cyborg", used this with a teenager named Jeff Leong, whose body was mangled in a crash-landing to the point that the city's robots had no choice but to put his brain in a modified robot shell, with his body [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] for reintegration later. It worked, but he ran off out of shock before tests could be completed. Along the way, Jeff slowly becomes DrunkWithPower from his new abilities and starts thinking the other humans on the planet should be like him. [[spoiler: It turns out that later due to the robots' incomplete knowledge of human anatomy, Jeff wasn't given the proper brain chemicals to stay sane after the transplant. After said brain is returned to Jeff's body, he goes back to normal.]]
3rd Oct '17 1:06:22 PM Sark0TAG
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* The third ''Robot City'' novel, "Cyborg", used this with a teenager named Jeff Leong, whose body was mangled in a crash-landing to the point that the city's robots had no choice but to put his brain in a modified robot shell, with his body [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] for reintegration later. It worked, but he ran off out of shock before tests could be completed. Along the way, Jeff slowly becomes DrunkWithPower from his new abilities and starts thinking the other humans on the planet should be like him. [[spoiler: It turns out that later due to the robots' incomplete knowledge of human anatomy, Jeff wasn't given the proper brain chemicals to stay sane after the transplant. After said brain is returned to Jeff's body, he goes back to normal.]]
27th Sep '17 8:01:11 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' features the Aurora Units, which are also brain-like organic supercomputers in large tanks. There's even been [[EpilepticTrees some theories]] on how they may be related to Mother Brain in some way, fueled by the ''very large'' number of Mother Brain references made both in-game and in supplementary material but never fully elaborated upon as far as direct connections go.

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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' features the Aurora Units, which are also brain-like organic supercomputers in large tanks. There's even been [[EpilepticTrees some theories]] on how they may be related to Mother Brain in some way, fueled by the ''very large'' number of Mother Brain references made both in-game and in supplementary material but never fully elaborated upon as far as direct connections go.
17th Sep '17 2:37:37 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/OutOfTheCornerOfTheEye'', Ephraim Waite has been rendered as one of these, attached to a spider-like mech body, by the [[StarfishAliens Mi-Go]]. He's perfectly content with this.
13th Sep '17 10:00:52 AM Geoduck
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* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': They show up in the spacetrawler construction facility.

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* ''Webcomic/{Spacetrawler}'': ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'': They show up in the spacetrawler construction facility.facility.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Anevka Sturmvoraus is basically one of these, although her container is much larger than a typical jar, and is attached via cables to a robot "clank" through which she can interact with the world. And it is eventually revealed [[spoiler: that the brain died long ago and the robot is unknowingly operating itself via the deceased's imprinted personality.]]
12th Sep '17 1:57:36 PM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', [[spoiler:the dying Anton Ivanov -- an EvilLuddite who dislikes modern technology for being more software than hardware -- demands that he not be saved by [[BrainUploading uploading his brain into an LMD body]], saying he would rather die. AIDA complies with his dying wish [[ExactWords to the letter]]. She doesn't touch his ''brain'', she cuts off his ''head'' and puts it in a jar where he can control the LMD body remotely. He's a bit pissed upon waking up, but he seemingly gets over it, as by the end of the season [[MesACrowd he has made dozens of LMDs of himself]] and his head is controlling them all simultaneously]].
4th Sep '17 10:24:37 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' features recurring villain Brainiape, who is this combined with psychic powers and EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys... and whose occupant turns out to be [[spoiler: the mutated, preserved brain of Adolf Hitler]].



* ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' features recurring villain Brainiape, who is this combined with psychic powers and EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys... and whose occupant turns out to be [[spoiler: the mutated, preserved brain of Adolf Hitler]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' features recurring villain Brainiape, who is this combined ''Film/TheWhispererInDarkness'' (2011), in which the alien Mi-Go plant living human brains in cylinders to transport them to other planets, which the human body apparently cannot withstand. The film ends with psychic powers TheReveal that [[spoiler:this happened to Albert Wilmarth himself, and EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys... and whose occupant turns out to be [[spoiler: the mutated, preserved entire story he's been relating is a holographic projection coming from a brain of Adolf Hitler]].in a can]].



* ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'' (1930) by Creator/HPLovecraft is the TropeCodifier, in which the alien Mi-Go plant living human brains in cylinders to transport them to other planets, which the human body apparently cannot withstand. The 2011 film ends with TheReveal that [[spoiler: this happened to Albert Wilmarth himself, and the entire story he's been relating is a holographic projection coming from a brain in a can]].

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* ''Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'' "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness" (1930) by Creator/HPLovecraft is the TropeCodifier, in which the alien Mi-Go plant living human brains in cylinders to transport them to other planets, which the human body apparently cannot withstand. The 2011 film ends with TheReveal that [[spoiler: this happened to Albert Wilmarth himself, and the entire story he's been relating is a holographic projection coming from a brain in a can]].withstand.
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