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20th Jul '17 4:00:44 PM Malady
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* LifeLine[=/=]OperatorsSide: [[spoiler: Rio's father, whom she had thought dead]], has become this. His brain was recovered and was being used to [[spoiler: further research into the Philosopher's Stone. Major, major TearJerker moment when she finds out and he asks to be shut down.]]

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* LifeLine[=/=]OperatorsSide: ''VideoGame/OperatorsSide'': Also known as ''Lifeline'': [[spoiler: Rio's father, whom she had thought dead]], has become this. His brain was recovered and was being used to [[spoiler: further [[spoiler:further research into the Philosopher's Stone. PhilosophersStone. Major, major TearJerker moment when she Rio finds out and he asks to be shut down.]]



-->''"I float and I think''
-->''and I think and I think''
-->''About walking or driving a car''
-->''Or riding a bike''
-->''And I think and I float''
-->''Because I'm just a brain in a jar"''

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-->''"I float and I think''
-->''and
think''\\
''and
I think and I think''
-->''About
think''\\
''About
walking or driving a car''
-->''Or
car''\\
''Or
riding a bike''
-->''And
bike''\\
''And
I think and I float''
-->''Because
float''\\
''Because
I'm just a brain in a jar"''
1st Jul '17 11:22:23 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', Dimitri has become a head in a jar.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', after Dimitri has become a is [[DePowered stripped of his Enerjak powers]], he's put on heavy life support. Later, after being experimented on by [[MadScientist Doctor Finitevus]], his head is removed and placed in a jar.floating bubble.


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* In ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: the Announcer is Pat Pending's wife, who was reduced to this state after an accident in their lab. Unfortunately, this drove her insane in the process, and she decided to destroy the world [[ForTheEvulz for fun]]]].
26th Jun '17 6:26:30 PM nombretomado
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Occasionally with this trope, a virtual reality is put into the brain so that it thinks it's a regular person with a body, making it a sort of LotusEaterMachine. See TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_in_a_vat "brain in a vat"]] article for further discussion of this idea.

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Occasionally with this trope, a virtual reality is put into the brain so that it thinks it's a regular person with a body, making it a sort of LotusEaterMachine. See TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_in_a_vat "brain in a vat"]] article for further discussion of this idea.
22nd Jun '17 12:53:31 PM kazokuhouou
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Return to Oblivion", a brain in a jar named J.J. is the head of the company that produces ''Sealab''. He has two other brains in jars to be his [[YesMan yes brains]].
18th Jun '17 9:41:00 AM nombretomado
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It seems that in about one in five examples of this trope the brain will be [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]]. WaltDisney (or [[MrAltDisney more likely]] a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed {{Expy}} of him) is also popular. Expect them to be given mobility by being [[ManInTheMachine encased in robotic life support units]]... with {{Death Ray}}s! ''ForScience!''

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It seems that in about one in five examples of this trope the brain will be [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler's]]. WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney (or [[MrAltDisney more likely]] a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed {{Expy}} of him) is also popular. Expect them to be given mobility by being [[ManInTheMachine encased in robotic life support units]]... with {{Death Ray}}s! ''ForScience!''
19th May '17 1:04:29 PM Bense
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* E. C. Tubb's ''{{Dumarest of Terra}}'' series have the evil Cyclan led by an interconnected set of ancient brains in jars. [[spoiler: They need a secret process entrusted to Dumarest to stop the brains from going mad.]]

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* E. C. Tubb's ''{{Dumarest of Terra}}'' ''Literature/DumarestOfTerra'' series have the evil Cyclan led by an interconnected set of ancient brains in jars. [[spoiler: They need a secret process entrusted to Dumarest to stop the brains from going mad.]]
11th May '17 11:56:27 PM LinTaylor
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* In Creator/ShotaroIshinomori's original manga version of ''Series/KamenRider'', [[spoiler:Takeshi Hongo, the Kamen Rider himself, is mortally wounded fighting the Shocker Riders. His brain is hooked into a computer and he becomes MissionControl for Hayato Ichimonji, who takes up the Kamen Rider mantle. In the final chapter, Hongo's brain is implanted into a fully mechanical body and he helps Ichimonji defeat Shocker once and for all.]]
1st May '17 10:42:16 PM Fireblood
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* According to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_brain Boltzmann brain]] hypothesis, if one considers the probability of our current situation as self-aware entities embedded in an organized environment, versus the probability of stand-alone self-aware entities existing in a featureless thermodynamic "soup", then the latter should be vastly more probable than the former if both scenarios are to be created out of random fluctuation. As that is something very [[MindScrew Mind Screwy]], and even more when one considers the possibility of other universes existing, solutions to that paradox include the possibility of the fabric of the Universe being metastable and degrading after a [[TimeAbyss really very long time]], so no Boltzmann brains appearing of nowhere -same for other universes should they exist-.

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* According to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_brain Boltzmann brain]] hypothesis, if one considers the probability of our current situation as self-aware entities embedded in an organized environment, versus the probability of stand-alone self-aware entities existing in a featureless thermodynamic "soup", then the latter should be vastly more probable than the former if both scenarios are to be created out of random fluctuation. As that is something very [[MindScrew Mind Screwy]], and even more when one considers the possibility of other universes existing, solutions to that paradox include the possibility of the fabric of the Universe being metastable and degrading after a [[TimeAbyss really very long time]], so no Boltzmann brains appearing of nowhere -same nowhere-same for other universes should they exist-.exist.



* Conspiracy theorist Creator/FrancisEDec believed that our real brains are in "brain bank cities" on the dark side of the moon and our heads contain only a transmitting device connecting us with them. This all to enable Gangster Computer God to control us, of course.

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* Conspiracy theorist Creator/FrancisEDec believed that our real brains are in "brain bank cities" on the dark side of the moon and our heads contain only a transmitting device connecting us with them. This is all to enable Gangster Computer God to control us, of course.



* A ''functioning'' brain in a jar would be surprisingly difficult to accomplish in real life, at least without major personality changes -- to the point of possibly no longer having a recognisably human outlook - since any number of hormonal and even metabolic functions performed in other parts of the body contribute significantly to brain function.
* According to a government official who appeared on ''Series/MythBusters'' when the boys were testing the "second gunman on the grassy knoll" myth, the National Archives have John F. Kennedy's brain in a jar as evidence from the assassination investigation. Or should we say "had", because according to the same official, the brain ''has gone missing.''

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* A ''functioning'' brain in a jar would be surprisingly difficult to accomplish in real life, at least without major personality changes -- to the point of possibly no longer having a recognisably recognizably human outlook - since any number of hormonal and even metabolic functions performed in other parts of the body contribute significantly to brain function.
* According to a government official who appeared on ''Series/MythBusters'' when the boys were testing the "second gunman on the grassy knoll" myth, the National Archives have John F. Kennedy's brain in a jar as evidence from the assassination investigation. Or should we say "had", because according to the same official, the brain ''has gone missing.''missing'' (apparently the family later buried it with JFK's body).
1st May '17 5:50:44 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' has The Egg, esentially the bird version of the trope, 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, a supervillain that hates everyone alive as he was never able to hatch. Yes, is an a literal egg connected to a machine.
20th Apr '17 5:30:19 PM Drgonzo
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* According to a government official who appeared on ''[[Series/Mythbusters]]'' when the boys were testing the "second gunman on the grassy knoll" myth, the National Archives have John F. Kennedy's brain in a jar as evidence from the assassination investigation. Or should we say "had", because according to the same official, the brain ''has gone missing.''

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* According to a government official who appeared on ''[[Series/Mythbusters]]'' ''Series/MythBusters'' when the boys were testing the "second gunman on the grassy knoll" myth, the National Archives have John F. Kennedy's brain in a jar as evidence from the assassination investigation. Or should we say "had", because according to the same official, the brain ''has gone missing.''
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