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18th Mar '17 8:57:50 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', this is [[spoiler:the current state of Akira, together with the rest of his nervous system...until he comes back, that is.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', this is [[spoiler:the current state of Akira, together with the rest of his nervous system... until he comes back, that is.]]



* ''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 with psychic powers and EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys....EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys... and whose occupant turns out to be [[spoiler: the mutated, preserved brain of Adolf Hitler]].



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the gang runs into a room with several flying brains in jars while fighting their way through the Hall of Mysteries. Ron (who's [[IntoxicationEnsues punch drunk]] at the time) starts playing with them and they begin to attack everyone...with tentacles made of ''thoughts''. The Department of Mysteries is a very strange place.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the gang runs into a room with several flying brains in jars while fighting their way through the Hall of Mysteries. Ron (who's [[IntoxicationEnsues punch drunk]] at the time) starts playing with them and they begin to attack everyone... with tentacles made of ''thoughts''. The Department of Mysteries is a very strange place.



* ''Friends Come In Boxes'' by Michael G Coney: At age 40, people routinely have their brains scooped out and put in a young clone body. If there is a shortage of bodies, your brain will be put into a Friend Box, which will then be given to someone to look after. Friends can hear and speak and that's all.

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* ''Friends Come In Boxes'' by Michael G Coney: At age 40, people routinely have their brains scooped out and put in a young clone body. If there is a shortage of bodies, your brain will be put into a Friend Box, which will then be given to someone to look after. Friends can hear and speak speak... and that's all.



* In ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Brain Guy had his brain in a dish...that his body was carrying. He claimed that his species had evolved beyond the need for a body, despite the obvious helplessness of the exposed organ without a body to carry it around. Several skit gags involved separating his brain from its body or adulterating the brain dish with Mountain Dew or similar to get a funny reaction.

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* In ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Brain Guy had his brain in a dish... that his body was carrying. He claimed that his species had evolved beyond the need for a body, despite the obvious helplessness of the exposed organ without a body to carry it around. Several skit gags involved separating his brain from its body or adulterating the brain dish with Mountain Dew or similar to get a funny reaction.



* [[spoiler:Mr. Freeze]] in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} is eventually reduced to this after his condition worsens. He was able to slow it down with the aid of some kidnapped scientists, but by that point he had already lost everything from the neck down. To make things worse, his condition has also made him TheAgeless. By the time of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he's still alive...as a disembodied head stuck in a glorified meat locker.

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* [[spoiler:Mr. Freeze]] in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} is eventually reduced to this after his condition worsens. He was able to slow it down with the aid of some kidnapped scientists, but by that point he had already lost everything from the neck down. To make things worse, his condition has also made him TheAgeless. By the time of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he's still alive... as a disembodied head stuck in a glorified meat locker.
1st Mar '17 6:27:01 AM Omny
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*** The ''Automatron'' DLC introduces Robobrains to the game, as well as a more in-depth look into their creation- [[spoiler:Robobrains were originally created by General Atomics for both military and civilian use, but many of the brains were taken from death row criminals. Those who survived went insane from complete sensory deprivation, whereas those who had all their memories and personality wiped became coldly logical, believing [[WellIntentionedExtremist the best way to "save" people was to kill them]].]]
1st Feb '17 12:44:27 AM PaulA
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* It is (briefly) revealed in ''Anime/RODTheTV'' that [[spoiler: the reality-warping effect that causes London to take on elements of fictional works like ''Literature/{{The War of the Worlds}}'' and ''TheLostWorld'' is (at least in part) run by the preserved brains of famous authors.]]

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* It is (briefly) revealed in ''Anime/RODTheTV'' that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the reality-warping effect that causes London to take on elements of fictional works like ''Literature/{{The War of the Worlds}}'' and ''TheLostWorld'' ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}'' is (at least in part) run by the preserved brains of famous authors.]]
24th Jan '17 9:26:31 AM TheKaizerreich
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', Yuri keeps several brains in jars to research psychic technology. [[spoiler:In the Soviet campaign, he uses them to cheat death by uploading his mind into one of them.]] And in the expansion there is a very literal think tank...

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'', Yuri keeps several brains in jars to research psychic technology. [[spoiler:In the Soviet campaign, he uses them to cheat death by uploading his mind into one of them.]] And Then in the expansion ExpansionPack there is a very literal think tank...tank aptly called "Mastermind", which is a ''big'' BrainInAJar (or maybe [[BodyHorror multiple brains smashed together]]) and can [[MindManipulation mind control]] a theoretically unlimited number of enemy units, but after a certain amount it overloads and starts ripping itself apart.
26th Dec '16 3:01:08 AM foxley
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** In "The Return of Doctor Mysterio", the alien invasion takes the form of brains in jars seeking human hosts.
12th Dec '16 8:21:33 AM Allronix
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** The same title revealed Robotman as this, though his "jar" is a heavy-duty robotic body. A Morrison-era comic also reduced The Chief (who is either a VERY dark AntiHero or a outright villain) to this.
10th Dec '16 9:31:39 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' episode ''Eek's International Adventures'' is a spy film parody and features a villain made of a brain, eyes, teeth and an ear in different jars.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' episode ''Eek's International Adventures'' is a spy film parody and features a villain named The Brain, made of a brain, eyes, teeth and an ear in different jars.


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* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/PlasticMan'' with villain The Clam, is a literal clam that commands an evil organization and needs help for everything.
10th Dec '16 8:40:54 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' episode ''Eek's International Adventures'' is a spy film parody and features a villain made of a brain, eyes, teeth and hands in different jars.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' episode ''Eek's International Adventures'' is a spy film parody and features a villain made of a brain, eyes, teeth and hands an ear in different jars.
10th Dec '16 5:32:16 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' has The Egg, esentially the bird version of the trope, with The Egg, a supervillain that hates everyone alive as he was never able to hatch. Yes, is an literal egg connected to a machine.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' has The Egg, esentially the bird version of the trope, with The Egg, a supervillain that hates everyone alive as he was never able to hatch. Yes, is an literal egg connected to a machine.
10th Dec '16 5:31:00 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' has The Egg, esentially the bird version of the trope, with The Egg, a supervillain that hates everyone alive as he was never able to hatch. Yes, is an literal egg connected to a machine.
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' episode ''Eek's International Adventures'' is a spy film parody and features a villain made of a brain, eyes, teeth and hands in different jars.
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