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25th Mar '17 7:43:02 AM ngh93
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** In another episode Mandy attempts to invoke this when attacked by zombies by sending Billy to fend them off, only to realize they aren't after brains.

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** In another episode Mandy attempts to invoke this when attacked by zombies by sending Billy to fend them off, only to realize they aren't after brains.brains, but rather [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Billy's stinky brownies that Grim hid in his skull (literally)]].]]
13th Mar '17 12:11:57 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' has a temporary example: a {{Body Surf}}er is unable to possess a character who's too drunk to think straight, because their mind is too muddled to get a grip on.



* ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' has a temporary example: a {{Body Surf}}er is unable to possess a character who's too drunk to think straight, because their mind is too muddled to get a grip on.
13th Mar '17 12:10:46 PM intastiel
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* Not quite a disability, but there's one [[EldritchAbomination Abyssal entity]] in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' that manipulates human behaviour by meddling with social cues -- but people with autism spectrum conditions are less susceptible to this because they don't feel those cues as strongly.
** 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 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.

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Not quite a disability, but there's one [[EldritchAbomination Abyssal entity]] in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' that manipulates human behaviour by meddling with social cues -- but people with autism spectrum conditions are less susceptible to this because they don't feel those cues as strongly.
** 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 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 Vampires in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' have {{Damaged Soul}}s ''at best'', just get scratched up and a bit. Similarly, feral EnemyWithin that cause them no end of trouble. However, their undead minds are resistant to dream manipulation, they're immune to the shadow-stealing power of Fetches Fetches, and their undead minds are resistant to dream manipulation.the soul-rending Thorns of Arcadia in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' (which leave humans {{Empty Shell}}s) only scratch them up a bit.
15th Feb '17 8:49:05 AM Psyclone
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode "Corporate Raiders from Dimension X", Shredder's plan involves taking over the Octopus Ink company with a brainwashing device. However, because the CEO is hard of hearing and his hearing is broken, the device doesn't work on him, so they tie him up and lock him in a closet. When the heroes find him and Donatello fixes the aid, he's able to help them defeat the villains.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode "Corporate Raiders from Dimension X", Shredder's plan involves taking over the Octopus Ink company Inc. corporation with a brainwashing device. However, because the CEO is hard of hearing and his hearing aid is broken, the device doesn't work on him, so they tie him up and lock him in a closet. When the heroes find him and Donatello fixes the aid, he's able to help them defeat the villains.
3rd Feb '17 6:03:06 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', Shiryu has to blind himself to fight Algol's TakenForGranite powers.[[note]] (He DID try blindfolding himself, but the magic went through cloth and closed eyelids.[[/note]] This even enables him later on to avoid being fooled by Gemini's illusion of an empty suit of armor, preventing Seiya from striking the illusion (Hyoga was not so lucky, and Shun managed to save himself with his chains but couldn't help Hyoga), and actually sensing the temple exit where Seiya would only see a suit of armor and a wall behind it. Bonus points for the BigBad pointing out [[LampshadeHanging that he should have known Shiryu would be immune]], though it doesn't matter. Cue EvilLaugh.

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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', Shiryu has to blind himself to fight Algol's TakenForGranite powers.[[note]] (He DID try closing his eyes and blindfolding himself, but the magic went through cloth and closed eyelids.[[/note]] This even enables him later on to avoid being fooled by Gemini's illusion of an empty suit of armor, preventing Seiya from striking the illusion (Hyoga was not so lucky, and Shun managed to save himself with his chains but couldn't help Hyoga), and actually sensing the temple exit where Seiya would only see a suit of armor and a wall behind it. Bonus points for the BigBad pointing out [[LampshadeHanging that he should have known Shiryu would be immune]], though it doesn't matter. Cue EvilLaugh.



* 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]].

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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]]. [[spoiler: And then is cruelly inverted when Saemon takes note and uses his ''voice'' against Koushiro, buying enough time to have Kagero get closer and kill Koushiro with a KissOfDeath.]]
23rd Jan '17 9:13:20 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* One joke involves a man in a hat making a DealWithTheDevil in exchange for all his earthly desires to be granted. Years later, the devil returns to collect, only for the man to remove his hat, revealing a magnificent flame-red mane. The joke, of course, being that [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark gingers have no souls]].
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23rd Jan '17 12:18:55 AM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' has a temporary example: a {{Body Surf}}er is unable to possess a character who's too drunk to think straight, because their mind is too muddled to get a grip on.
22nd Jan '17 12:16:16 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Gobbles the deformed turkey from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is sent to a slaughterhouse where turkeys are killed by a blade that whirs across the room at the level of their necks, decapitating them. But since Gobbles is deformed and his head and neck drag along the ground, the blade goes right above him and doesn't hurt him at all.

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* Gobbles the deformed turkey from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is sent to a slaughterhouse where turkeys are killed by a blade that whirs across the room at the level of their necks, decapitating them. But since Gobbles is deformed and his head and neck drag along the ground, the blade goes right above him and doesn't hurt him at all.



* Most kinds of mental and physical disabilities will mean that you don't get drafted into war, although this depends on the war's intensity.

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* Most kinds of mental and physical Many disabilities will mean that you don't get drafted into war, can exempt people from {{conscription}}, although this depends on the war's intensity.intensity of the war and the disability.



* People with weaker immune systems are less likely to suffer from allergies, since they're the result of an overactive immune response to something harmless, or catch colds, since the pathogens which cause them are sufficiently harmless that the reaction is similar to an allergy.

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* People with weaker immune systems are less likely to suffer from allergies, since they're the result of an overactive immune response to something harmless, or catch colds, since the pathogens which cause them are sufficiently harmless that the reaction is similar to an allergy. This is why people killed in the 1918 influenza pandemic were mostly otherwise healthy young adults. The very young and old were relatively unaffected, due to their less robust immune systems, which reduced the damage that could be done.
22nd Jan '17 12:09:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* People with social disorders, such as the high-functioning parts of the autism spectrum, are not only to various degrees immune to PolitenessJudo due to their own lack of social tact and awareness, but are also more likely to see through the tricks of illusionists since the subtle body language tricks and diversions that illusionists employ are far less effective against people who pay little to no attention to those sorts of things in the first place.

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* People with social disorders, such as the high-functioning parts of the disorders like autism spectrum, are not only to various degrees immune to PolitenessJudo due to their own lack of social tact and awareness, but are also more likely to see through the tricks of illusionists since the subtle body language tricks and diversions that illusionists employ are far less effective against people who pay little to no attention to those sorts of things in the first place.
21st Jan '17 1:18:20 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* An [[OminousOwl owl's]] poor sense of smell makes it a SmellySkunk's worst enemy.

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* An [[OminousOwl owl's]] Owls' poor sense of smell makes it them a SmellySkunk's worst enemy.
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