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5th Jun '16 5:12:28 PM Peteman
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* Old Man Henderson of ''Fanfic/OldManHenderson'' was already so crazy that he dismissed the various BrownNote {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as hallucinations or really ugly poodles.

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* Old Man Henderson of ''Fanfic/OldManHenderson'' infamy was already so crazy and abused so many drugs that he dismissed the various BrownNote {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as hallucinations or really ugly poodles.
5th Jun '16 5:04:42 PM Peteman
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* Old Man Henderson of ''Fanfic/OldManHenderson'' was already so crazy that he dismissed the various BrownNote {{Eldritch Abomination}}s as hallucinations or really ugly poodles.
10th May '16 11:54:53 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-16860/MMcGregor+I+Am+What+I+Am.htm I Am What I Am]]'', the reason [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]] survived Willow's attacks at the end of Season 6 is revealed to be that he has so little magic[[note]]The only magic present in his body is the amount that comes from having a soul[[/note]] that he's functionally AntiMagic. On the upside, it turns out that it's actually ''easier'' to forge magical weapons the less magic the forger has. On the downside, while he ''can'' learn magic, it's so slow going that it took Xander decades to be able to hold a minor enhancement spell for a full minute.
29th Apr '16 12:05:56 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** In the serial ''Frontier in Space'', the Ogrons are stated to have the best defense against {{mind probe}}s: Stupidity. "There's no mind to probe!"
** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]], an alien minotaur [[EmotionEater feeds on]] [[spoiler:the faith]] of those trapped in its prison by revealing [[YourWorstNightmare their worst fears]]. When Rory shows up, all it does is show him the exit because [[spoiler:he is neither religious nor superstitious and, unlike Amy, does not have an abiding faith that The Doctor will always save the day]]. Also, because after the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]]... there isn't really anything left for him to be afraid of.
** Likewise, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]], House is only shown attempting to MindRape Amy. WordOfGod says that House ''did'' try to do this to Rory, but simply gave up after he proved immune to it.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]," the psychic paper that's fooled everyone except geniuses is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program, who [[TooDumbToFool has so little imagination that his brain can't picture anything on the paper]].

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** In the serial ''Frontier in Space'', the Ogrons are stated to have the best defense against {{mind probe}}s: Stupidity.stupidity. "There's no mind to probe!"
** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex"]], Complex]]," an alien minotaur [[EmotionEater feeds on]] [[spoiler:the faith]] of those trapped in its prison by revealing [[YourWorstNightmare their worst fears]]. When Rory shows up, all it does is show him the exit because [[spoiler:he is neither religious nor superstitious and, unlike Amy, does not have an abiding faith that The Doctor will always save the day]]. Also, because after the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens"]]...Opens]]"... there isn't really anything left for him to be afraid of.
** Likewise, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife"]], Wife]]" House is only shown attempting to MindRape Amy. WordOfGod says that House ''did'' try to do this to Rory, but simply gave up after he proved immune to it.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]," the psychic paper that's fooled everyone except geniuses is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program, supervisor who [[TooDumbToFool has so little lacks the imagination that his brain can't to picture anything on the paper]].
28th Apr '16 11:58:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', one survivor is without legs. A crawling zombie attacks him, and only gets his wheelchair, alerting him to its presence and giving him the time to dispatch it.

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* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', one survivor is without has no legs. A crawling zombie attacks him, and only gets his wheelchair, alerting him to its presence and giving him the time to dispatch it.


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** In the serial ''Frontier in Space'', the Ogrons are stated to have the best defense against {{mind probe}}s: Stupidity. "There's no mind to probe!"


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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]," the psychic paper that's fooled everyone except geniuses is defeated by Fenton, the supervisor of a community service program, who [[TooDumbToFool has so little imagination that his brain can't picture anything on the paper]].
24th Apr '16 5:01:01 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Krillin once faced a horribly stinky opponent in the tournament. He was getting mauled until Goku [[StylisticSelfParody reminded him that he had no nose.]]
** It does beg the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness question]] [[FridgeLogic how could Krillin flick boogers at Master Roshi later that day at the same tournament?]]

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Krillin once faced a horribly stinky opponent in the tournament. He was getting mauled until Goku [[StylisticSelfParody reminded him that he had no nose.]]
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]] It does beg the [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness question]] [[FridgeLogic how could Krillin flick boogers at Master Roshi later that day at the same tournament?]]



* In ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', [[spoiler: Koushiro]] is blinded when [[spoiler:Oboro's power-nullifying gaze causes him to lose control of his own ninjutsu]]. His blindness is what lets him defeat [[spoiler: Hyouma Muroga]], as [[spoiler:Hyouma's powers are dependent on eye contact and useless on someone who cannot see anything.]]
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has an example where the arc's BigBad likes to use a shrinking spell on people. But when he uses it on Yusuke, [[spoiler:it [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shrinks]] ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard him]]'' [[HoistByHisOwnPetard instead]]. Genkai explains that the spell enters the body through the ear canal and doesn't work if the opponent can't hear it clearly, making countering it [[UselessUsefulSpell as simple as covering one's ears]]. Yusuke has water and moss in his ears from being dunked in a pond earlier, so he qualifies.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'', [[spoiler: Koushiro]] is blinded when [[spoiler:Oboro's power-nullifying gaze causes him to lose control of his own ninjutsu]]. His blindness is what lets him defeat [[spoiler: Hyouma Muroga]], as [[spoiler:Hyouma's powers are dependent on eye contact and useless on someone who cannot see anything.]]
anything]].
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has an example where the arc's BigBad likes to use a shrinking spell on people. But when he uses it on Yusuke, [[spoiler:it [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shrinks]] ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard him]]'' [[HoistByHisOwnPetard instead]]. Genkai explains that the spell enters the body through the ear canal and [[DeusExMachina doesn't work if the opponent can't hear it clearly, making countering it it]] [[UselessUsefulSpell as simple as covering one's ears]]. Yusuke has water and moss in his ears from being dunked in a pond earlier, so he qualifies.]]qualifies]].



* In order to make herself immune to being TakenForGranite (apparently, this version of Medusa could compel people to look at her), ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' once [[Awesome/WonderWoman intentionally rendered herself blind using the poison from one of Medusa's snakes.]]

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* In order to make herself immune to being TakenForGranite (apparently, this version of Medusa {{Medusa}} could compel people to look at her), ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' once [[Awesome/WonderWoman intentionally rendered herself blind using the poison from one of Medusa's snakes.]]



* {{Implied}} in "Policy of Truth" (a SpinOff of ''FanFic/BothSyllables''), where Irkens' ability to pass in {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s is explained by a mild kind of CompellingVoice. At one point [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], who's immune, mentions that he's tone-deaf; [[MadScientist Jumba]] wonders if this might be related, but we never get an answer.
* In "[[http://das-mervin.livejournal.com/tag/revamp%3A%20the%20blue%20hour The Blue Hour]]," a ''{{Twilight}}'' hater's attempt to redo the series (but which now seems to be a DeadFic), Bella is noted to have a metal plate in her head from a car accident. Presumably this would have explained why Edward cannot hear her thoughts.

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* {{Implied}} {{Implied|Trope}} in "Policy of Truth" (a SpinOff of ''FanFic/BothSyllables''), where Irkens' ability to pass in {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s is explained by a mild kind of CompellingVoice. At one point [[HeroAntagonist Dib]], who's immune, mentions that he's tone-deaf; [[MadScientist Jumba]] wonders if this might be related, but we never get an answer.
* In "[[http://das-mervin.livejournal.com/tag/revamp%3A%20the%20blue%20hour The Blue Hour]]," a ''{{Twilight}}'' ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' hater's attempt to redo the series (but which now seems to be a DeadFic), Bella is noted to have a metal plate in her head from a car accident. Presumably this would have explained why Edward cannot hear her thoughts.



* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' - Mal is immune to [[spoiler:The Operative's PressurePoint FinishingMove because his back was injured in TheWarOfEarthlyAggression, and the nerve cluster The Operative meant to hit is gone.]]

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' - Mal is immune to [[spoiler:The Operative's PressurePoint FinishingMove because his back was injured in TheWarOfEarthlyAggression, and the nerve cluster The Operative meant to hit is gone.]]gone]].



* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', [[spoiler:the zombies won't bite anyone who's carrying a serious illness.]]
* The villain in ''Film/{{Orgazmo}}'' is blasted with the orgazmo ray so many times in the "climax" of the film that he returns in the epilogue for a SequelHook, proclaiming himself to be eunuch, and thus immune to Orgazmo's weapon (just like the villainious character they created in the movie-within-a-movie to bump off Orgazmo's character).

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* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', [[spoiler:the zombies won't bite anyone who's carrying a serious illness.]]
illness]].
* The villain in ''Film/{{Orgazmo}}'' is blasted with the orgazmo ray so many times in the "climax" "[[{{pun}} climax]]" of the film that he returns in the epilogue for a SequelHook, proclaiming himself to be eunuch, and thus immune to Orgazmo's weapon (just like the villainious villainous character they created in the movie-within-a-movie to bump off Orgazmo's character).



* In ''Film/SpeciesII'' an alien organism sneaks aboard the first manned Mars space flight and attacks the three-man crew, rendering them unconscious for most of the trip back to Earth. Two of the astronauts are infected and turned into HalfHumanHybrids. The reason the third astronaut is spared because he carries genes for sickle-cell anemia, though he himself doesn't manifest it. As established in the first film, the alien can detect genetic defects just by touch and avoids procreating with humans who have those. As a side note, the astronaut in question is black, and [[ShownTheirWork most cases of sickle-cell anemia are encountered in people with sub-Saharan African ancestry]].

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* In ''Film/SpeciesII'' an alien organism sneaks aboard the first manned Mars space flight and attacks the three-man crew, rendering them unconscious for most of the trip back to Earth. Two of the astronauts are infected and turned into HalfHumanHybrids.{{Half Human Hybrid}}s. The reason the third astronaut is spared because he carries genes for sickle-cell anemia, though he himself doesn't manifest it. As established in the first film, the alien can detect genetic defects just by touch and avoids procreating with humans who have those. As a side note, the astronaut in question is black, and [[ShownTheirWork most cases of sickle-cell anemia are encountered in people with sub-Saharan African ancestry]].



* Inverted in the Foundation Trilogy by Creator/IsaacAsimov. The Second Foundationers have near unstoppable psychic powers, but one character discovers that he can disable them by broadcasting a loud psychic static with a special electrical apparatus while leaving normal people unaffected. He compares this to flashing a bright light in somebody's eyes; somebody without sight (i.e. normal people, without the psychic powers) are not even aware of the light, whereas people who can see will be hurt and incapacitated. [[spoiler:Once he succeeds, however, it is revealed to the reader that it was ThePlan by the Second Foundation itself]].

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* Inverted in the Foundation Literature/{{Foundation}} Trilogy by Creator/IsaacAsimov. The Second Foundationers have near unstoppable psychic powers, but one character discovers that he can disable them by broadcasting a loud psychic static with a special electrical apparatus while leaving normal people unaffected. He compares this to flashing a bright light in somebody's eyes; somebody without sight (i.e. normal people, without the psychic powers) are not even aware of the light, whereas people who can see will be hurt and incapacitated. [[spoiler:Once he succeeds, however, it is revealed to the reader that it was ThePlan by the Second Foundation itself]].itself.]]



** Crichton has also been resistant to {{Brainwashing}} because given the number of people who've messed around with the contents of his skull, trying to control his mind is rather like trying to drink milk with a butter knife.

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** Crichton has also been resistant to {{Brainwashing}} {{brainwash|ed}}ing because given the number of people who've messed around with the contents of his skull, trying to control his mind is rather like trying to drink milk with a butter knife.



** Everyone in the vicinity of Famine is eventually driven to extremes of overindulgence, except [[spoiler:Dean, who is so broken that there's no hunger, literal or metaphorical, left in him.]]
** Sam is immune to a demon who forces people to speak the truth [[spoiler:because he had no soul.]]
* Todd from ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' proved to be immune to one antagonist's mind control powers because of his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
** This is (sort of) TruthInTelevision, severe mental disorders that prevent concentration can actually prevent a person from being hypnotized, but normal ADHD isn't generally sufficient for this.

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** Everyone in the vicinity of Famine is eventually driven to extremes of overindulgence, except [[spoiler:Dean, who is so broken that there's no hunger, literal or metaphorical, left in him.]]
him]].
** Sam is immune to a demon who forces people to speak the truth [[spoiler:because he had no soul.]]
soul]].
* Todd from ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' proved to be immune to one antagonist's mind control powers because of his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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disorder. This is (sort of) TruthInTelevision, TruthInTelevision; severe mental disorders that prevent concentration can actually prevent a person from being hypnotized, but normal ADHD isn't generally sufficient for this.



** Nathan is immune to Jordan's AgonyBeam ability because he has FeelNoPain.

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** Nathan is immune to Jordan's AgonyBeam ability because he has FeelNoPain.[[FeelNoPain feels no pain]].



* It's discovered in Music/TheWho's "Pinball Wizard" that the main character, Tommy, is fantastic at pinball, something his rivals completely fail to understand given that he can't even see or hear what's going on. Supposedly, anyway, given that he actually ''can'' see and hear but simply has mental blocks that stop him from actually ''reacting'' to stimuli most of the time. [[AmbiguousSituation He might very well be playing the same way as everyone else, evading his complex thanks to the fun he's having.]]

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* It's discovered in Music/TheWho's "Pinball Wizard" that the main character, Tommy, Music/{{Tommy}}, is fantastic at pinball, something his rivals completely fail to understand given that he can't even see or hear what's going on. Supposedly, anyway, given that he actually ''can'' see and hear but simply has mental blocks that stop him from actually ''reacting'' to stimuli most of the time. [[AmbiguousSituation He might very well be playing the same way as everyone else, evading his complex thanks to the fun he's having.]]



** Averted in [[BaseBreaker fourth edition]], where blind creatures can be hit by gaze attacks, formless puddings can be stabbed in the foot, mindless automatons can be affected with fear spells, and so forth.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', characters with peg legs take massive penalties to their ability to walk and jump, however they're immune to {{caltrops}} (partly if they have one leg replaced, completly if they have both legs replaced).

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** Averted in the [[BaseBreaker fourth edition]], where blind creatures can be hit by gaze attacks, formless puddings can be stabbed in the foot, mindless automatons can be affected with fear spells, and so forth.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', characters with peg legs take massive penalties to their ability to walk and jump, however they're immune to {{caltrops}} (partly if they have one leg replaced, completly completely if they have both legs replaced).



** In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', the Thorns encircling [[LandOfFaerie Arcadia]] tear at the soul of any human who strays from the path, eroding their [[KarmaMeter Humanity]] and eventually leaving them {{Empty Shell}}s. Even the partially-human-at-most changelings and [[WerewolfTheForsaken werewolves]] are affected to a lesser extent, being stripped of their [[{{Mana}} Glamour]] and driven into [[UnstoppableRage Death Rage]] respectively. [[VampireTheRequiem Vampires]], which are strongly implied to be {{Damaged Soul}}s ''at best'', just get scratched up a bit. Similarly, they're immune to the shadow-stealing power of Fetches and their undead minds are resistant to dream manipulation.

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** In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', the Thorns encircling [[LandOfFaerie Arcadia]] tear at the soul of any human who strays from the path, eroding their [[KarmaMeter Humanity]] and eventually leaving them {{Empty Shell}}s. Even the partially-human-at-most changelings and [[WerewolfTheForsaken werewolves]] TabletopGame/{{werewol|fTheForsaken}}ves are affected to a lesser extent, being stripped of their [[{{Mana}} Glamour]] and driven into [[UnstoppableRage Death Rage]] respectively. [[VampireTheRequiem Vampires]], which are strongly implied to be {{Damaged Soul}}s ''at best'', just get scratched up a bit. Similarly, they're immune to the shadow-stealing power of Fetches and their undead minds are resistant to dream manipulation.



* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', a deaf Trainer uses a Jigglypuff to put its opponents to sleep, and is unaffected because he can't hear Jigglypuff's song.

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* * In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Ash Ketchum is all set to battle a deaf Trainer uses a trainer, and Ash sends out his Pikachu, while his opponent sends out his Jigglypuff. Jigglypuff wins the battle by singing Pikachu to put its opponents to sleep, and is unaffected because he sleep...which being deaf, the other trainer can't hear hear, so the Jigglypuff's song.trainer is perfectly matched as one of the few people who can't be put to sleep by his own Pokemon's attack.



* In one of the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' games Kenshi saves his friend from an ambush when they're attacked with a flash bomb; being blind he's unaffected.
** He also says it [[MundaneUtility saves him from]] [[ShowWithinAShow Johnny Cage films.]]

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* In one of the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' games Kenshi saves his friend from an ambush when they're attacked with a flash bomb; being blind he's unaffected.
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unaffected. He also says it [[MundaneUtility saves him from]] [[ShowWithinAShow Johnny Cage films.]]



** In a straighter example, Pokemon that are afflicted by [[StandardStatusEffects Poison, Burns, Sleep, Paralysis, or Freezing]] become immune to all of the others for as long as they're affected. Some players use the Toxic Orb or Flame Orb item to invoke this by poisoning or burning their own Pokemon intentionally(statuses that don't hinder the afflict's attempts to attack, unlike the other three), though there typically has to be some other benefit (usually from Abilities like Quick Feet or Guts) for them to resort to it.

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** In a straighter example, Pokemon that are afflicted by [[StandardStatusEffects Poison, Burns, Sleep, Paralysis, or Freezing]] become immune to all of the others for as long as they're affected. Some players use the Toxic Orb or Flame Orb item to invoke this by poisoning or burning their own Pokemon intentionally(statuses intentionally (statuses that don't hinder the afflict's attempts to attack, unlike the other three), though there typically has to be some other benefit (usually from Abilities like Quick Feet or Guts) for them to resort to it.



** There's also a human example in the ''Pokemon Live'' musical. At one point, Ash Ketchum is all set to battle a deaf trainer, and Ash sends out his Pikachu, while the deaf trainer sends out his Jigglypuff. Jigglypuff wins the battle by singing Pikachu to sleep...which being deaf, the other trainer ''can't hear'', so the Jigglypuff's trainer is perfectly matched as one of the few people who can't be put to sleep by his own Pokemon's attack.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', after [[spoiler:Wheatley [[FaceHeelTurn turns evil]], [=GLaDOS=] tells him a paradox in an effort to kill him with a LogicBomb. Unfortunately, it doesn't work, due to him being TooDumbToFool.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', after [[spoiler:Wheatley [[FaceHeelTurn turns evil]], [=GLaDOS=] tells him a paradox in an effort to kill him with a LogicBomb. Unfortunately, it doesn't work, due to him being TooDumbToFool.]]TooDumbToFool]].



** As a consequence of ReviveKillsZombie, TheUndead in FinalFantasy games tend to be not only IMMUNE to instant death attacks, but actually HEALED by them. Using Zombie status this way is just making this factor work in your favor.

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** As a consequence of ReviveKillsZombie, TheUndead in FinalFantasy ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games tend to be not only IMMUNE to instant death attacks, but actually HEALED by them. Using Zombie status this way is just making this factor work in your favor.



* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' in the cutscene before the Medusa boss fight, Dezel proves immune to Medusa's gaze because he's blind, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration this carries into gameplay as well.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' in the cutscene before the Medusa boss fight, Dezel proves immune to Medusa's gaze because he's blind, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration [[SlidingScaleOfGameplayAndStoryIntegration this carries into gameplay as well.]]



* In ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', The Sovereign Of Sorrow's [[MindRape "Touch"]] causes those affected to lose their hope, happiness, and sanity. [[FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] is immune because he's a [[MonsterClown deranged]], [[NietzscheWannabe murderous nihilist]], so he didn't have any hope or sanity to lose, and no happiness beyond mad laughter at his own cruelty. So he's too horrible a person to be driven to despair.
** To be more accurate but also more spoilery: [[spoiler: The Sovereign's Touch teaches victims the AwfulTruth that their life is meaningless, they're nothing more than characters in a game suffering and dying [[HumansAreCthulhu for the amusement of humans]]. Kefka already considered life meaningless and had no greater ambition than destroying things for fun, so aside from the video game angle being a surprise he's just been proven absolutely right.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', The Sovereign Of Sorrow's [[MindRape "Touch"]] causes those affected to lose their hope, happiness, and sanity. [[FinalFantasyVI [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] is immune because he's a [[MonsterClown deranged]], [[NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist murderous nihilist]], so he didn't have any hope or sanity to lose, and no happiness beyond mad laughter at his own cruelty. So he's too horrible a person to be driven to despair. \n** To be more accurate but also more spoilery: [[spoiler: The Sovereign's Touch teaches victims the AwfulTruth that their life is meaningless, they're nothing more than characters in a game suffering and dying [[HumansAreCthulhu for the amusement of humans]]. Kefka already considered life meaningless and had no greater ambition than destroying things for fun, so aside from the video game angle being a surprise he's just been proven absolutely right.]]right]].



* Déborah Levinsky from ''Series/FlandersCompany'' is very much TheDitz... to the point it's her actual superpower, as she's immune to PsychicPowers (trying to read her mind invokes the image of an empty grotto). In this 'verse this means even VERY powerful telepaths (who can usually makes YourHeadAsplode) are powerless against her. She's even used as a human shield against such an antagonist in season 3.

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* Déborah Levinsky from ''Series/FlandersCompany'' is very much TheDitz... to the point it's her actual superpower, as she's immune to PsychicPowers (trying to read her mind invokes the image of an empty grotto). In this 'verse this means even VERY powerful telepaths (who can usually makes YourHeadAsplode) YourHeadASplode) are powerless against her. She's even used as a human shield against such an antagonist in season 3.



** Ultimately {{Subverted}} in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E13TheJoyOfSect The Joy of Sect]]"--Homer was immune to a cult's brainwashing because his attention span was so short that he didn't pay attention to it for long enough to work. After struggling with this for a while, they then manage to brainwash him by singing the theme to the old '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show with the word "Leader" in place of the word "Batman".

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** Ultimately {{Subverted}} {{subverted|Trope}} in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E13TheJoyOfSect The Joy of Sect]]"--Homer was immune to a cult's brainwashing because his attention span was so short that he didn't pay attention to it for long enough to work. After struggling with this for a while, they then manage to brainwash him by singing the theme to the old '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV show with the word "Leader" in place of the word "Batman".



* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' Old Man [=McGucket=] is immune to [[SecretCircleOfSecrets the Society of the Blindeye]]'s memory ray because his mind is too broken to break anymore. PlayedWith, because the reason he's so crazy is because the ray had ''already'' altered his memory too many times.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' Old Man [=McGucket=] is immune to [[SecretCircleOfSecrets the Society of the Blindeye]]'s memory ray because his mind is too broken to break anymore. PlayedWith, [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]], because the reason he's so crazy is because the ray had ''already'' altered his memory too many times.
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* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is so [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] that Toph's LivingLieDetector abilities [[https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=42s don't work on her]]:

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* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is so [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] that On ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Toph's seismic sense functions as a LivingLieDetector abilities [[https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=42s don't by picking up the stress-induced changes in breath and heartbeat that occur when someone lies. The only person this doesn't work on her]]:is Azula, a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who [[ConsummateLiar lies without a second thought]]:
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-->'''Daredevil:''' AAAAAH! My eyes! [[LargeHam The pain! The PAAAAIIIN--!]]\\

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-->'''Daredevil:''' --->'''Daredevil:''' AAAAAH! My eyes! [[LargeHam The pain! The PAAAAIIIN--!]]\\
27th Mar '16 11:03:50 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is so [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] that Toph's LivingLieDetector abilities [[https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=42s don't work on her]]:
-->'''Toph:''' And stick to the truth. I'll be able to tell if you're lying.
-->'''Azula:''' Are you sure? I'm a pretty good liar. ''I am a 400-foot-tall purple platypus-bear with pink horns and silver wings.''
-->'''Toph:''' Okay, you're good, I admit it.



* People with cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) are immune to polygraphs (lie-detector tests) that measure stress-induced changes in heart rate, since they're having them all the time anyway.
** So are sociopaths, who lack a conscience and thus don't feel any stress from lying. This is [[https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=42s amusingly referenced]] on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
-->'''[[LivingLieDetector Toph]]:''' And stick to the truth. I'll be able to tell if you're lying.
-->'''[[TheSociopath Azula]]:''' Are you sure? I'm a pretty good liar. ''I am a 400-foot-tall purple platypus-bear with pink horns and silver wings.''
-->'''Toph:''' Okay, you're good, I admit it.

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* People with cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) are immune to polygraphs (lie-detector tests) that measure stress-induced changes in heart rate, since they're having them all the time anyway.
**
anyway. So are sociopaths, who lack a conscience and thus don't feel any stress from lying. This is [[https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=42s amusingly referenced]] lying (amusingly referenced on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
-->'''[[LivingLieDetector Toph]]:''' And stick to
''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' -- see the truth. I'll be able to tell if you're lying.
-->'''[[TheSociopath Azula]]:''' Are you sure? I'm a pretty good liar. ''I am a 400-foot-tall purple platypus-bear with pink horns and silver wings.''
-->'''Toph:''' Okay, you're good, I admit it.
WesternAnimation section above).
27th Mar '16 10:59:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** So are sociopaths, who lack a conscience and thus don't feel any stress from lying.

to:

** So are sociopaths, who lack a conscience and thus don't feel any stress from lying. This is [[https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=42s amusingly referenced]] on ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
-->'''[[LivingLieDetector Toph]]:''' And stick to the truth. I'll be able to tell if you're lying.
-->'''[[TheSociopath Azula]]:''' Are you sure? I'm a pretty good liar. ''I am a 400-foot-tall purple platypus-bear with pink horns and silver wings.''
-->'''Toph:''' Okay, you're good, I admit it.
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