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3rd Nov '17 10:44:20 AM Sharlee
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* A ''lot'' of films about invading aliens or monsters use this trope to explain what's going on, given that the invaders themselves aren't likely to offer an accounting of themselves to humans. Often this involves an accidental or intentional MindMeld with one of the aliens/monsters, as per ''Film/IndependenceDay'', ''Film/{{Slither}}'', or ''Film/PacificRim''. Used as TheUnreveal in ''Film/JeepersCreepers 3'', in which two of the ''characters'' receive visions of what the Creeper actually is, but the ''audience'' isn't shown what they've seen.

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* A ''lot'' of films about invading aliens or monsters use this trope to explain what's going on, given that the invaders themselves aren't likely to offer an accounting of themselves to humans. Often this involves an accidental or intentional MindMeld with one of the aliens/monsters, as per ''Film/IndependenceDay'', ''Film/{{Slither}}'', or ''Film/PacificRim''. Used as TheUnreveal in ''Film/JeepersCreepers 3'', in which two of the ''characters'' receive visions of what the Creeper actually is, but the ''audience'' isn't shown what they've seen.
3rd Nov '17 10:43:32 AM Sharlee
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* A ''lot'' of films about invading aliens or monsters use this trope to explain what's going on, given that the invaders themselves aren't likely to offer an accounting of themselves to humans. Often this involves an accidental or intentional MindMeld with one of the aliens/monsters, as per ''Film/IndependenceDay'', ''Film/{{Slither}}'', or ''Film/PacificRim''. Used as TheUnreveal in ''Film/JeepersCreepers 3'', in which two of the ''characters'' receive visions of what the Creeper actually is, but the ''audience'' isn't shown what they've seen.
13th Aug '16 11:48:25 AM nombretomado
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* Recent chapters of ''DGrayMan'' have [[spoiler:the Noah of Wisdom, Wisely]] using one of these to show Kanda's memories to [[spoiler:Alma Karma, in an attempt to wake him up,]] and accidentally making [[spoiler:Allen and Road]] watch the backstory too. [[NightmareFuel/DGrayMan This being DGM]], it rapidly becomes clear why [[JerkAss Kanda]] [[TheStoic won't talk]] [[FreudianExcuse about his past]].

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* Recent Later chapters of ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' have [[spoiler:the Noah of Wisdom, Wisely]] using one of these to show Kanda's memories to [[spoiler:Alma Karma, in an attempt to wake him up,]] and accidentally making [[spoiler:Allen and Road]] watch the backstory too. [[NightmareFuel/DGrayMan This being DGM]], it rapidly becomes clear why [[JerkAss Kanda]] [[TheStoic won't talk]] [[FreudianExcuse about his past]].
14th Jun '16 6:20:17 PM PaulA
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* The Doctor does this with another Time Lord in the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio adventure ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho011TheApocalypseElement The Apocalypse Element]]''.
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Lodger" involved the Doctor pretending to be human. When his flat-mate caught him and demanded to know what was going on, the Doctor telepathically filled him in by [[CrowningMomentOfFunny smacking their foreheads together.]]
** In ''Galaxy Four'', one of the Rills does this to show the companion Vicki how the Rills wound up stuck on the planet.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Lodger" involved the Doctor pretending to be human. When his flat-mate caught him and demanded to know what was going on, the Doctor telepathically filled him in by [[CrowningMomentOfFunny smacking their foreheads together.]]
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** In ''Galaxy Four'', "Galaxy Four", one of the Rills does this to show the companion Vicki how the Rills wound up stuck on the planet.



** The Sixth Doctor does this with another Timelord in the Apocalypse Element audio adventure.

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** The Sixth "The Lodger" involved the Doctor does this with another Timelord in pretending to be human. When his flat-mate caught him and demanded to know what was going on, the Apocalypse Element audio adventure. Doctor telepathically filled him in by smacking their foreheads together.
27th May '16 3:40:26 PM Doug86
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* In the ''[[HumanxCommonwealth Flinx and Pip]]'' series, Flinx does this on several occasions when characters ([[SarcasmMode for some reason]]) stubbornly refuse to believe his claims not only to know about an UltimateEvil approaching the galaxy from megaparsecs away, but to have ''seen it in person''. Fortunately, his unique PsychicPowers enable him to carry doubters along for the ride, bringing them up to speed very quickly -- when it doesn't [[GoMadFromTheRevelation destroy]] their [[MindRape minds]]. In fact, he earns a [[Awesome/{{Literature}} CMoA]] in ''Flinx Transcendent'' for doing this to the [=AAnn=] Emperor and his entire high council.

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* In the ''[[HumanxCommonwealth ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth Flinx and Pip]]'' series, Flinx does this on several occasions when characters ([[SarcasmMode for some reason]]) stubbornly refuse to believe his claims not only to know about an UltimateEvil approaching the galaxy from megaparsecs away, but to have ''seen it in person''. Fortunately, his unique PsychicPowers enable him to carry doubters along for the ride, bringing them up to speed very quickly -- when it doesn't [[GoMadFromTheRevelation destroy]] their [[MindRape minds]]. In fact, he earns a [[Awesome/{{Literature}} CMoA]] in ''Flinx Transcendent'' for doing this to the [=AAnn=] Emperor and his entire high council.
14th May '16 12:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': Instead of describing his vision of the destruction of Argus to his friends, Velen shares it telepathically.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Instead of describing his vision of the destruction of Argus to his friends, Velen shares it telepathically.



* The "official" [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Transcendence]] victory in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' begins with blasting all the knowledge cranked out by Humankind from prehistory to 2600 into Planet's nascent HiveMind in an attempt to make it intelligent enough to regulate the native life's growth.
* The gameplay of the first ''EchoNight'' has this as a major gameplay feature. Stranded on a FlyingDutchman populated by shades, Richard must experience their memories in order to determine how to solve puzzles and help them rest in piece.

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* The "official" [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Transcendence]] victory in ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' begins with blasting all the knowledge cranked out by Humankind from prehistory to 2600 into Planet's nascent HiveMind in an attempt to make it intelligent enough to regulate the native life's growth.
* The gameplay of the first ''EchoNight'' ''VideoGame/EchoNight'' has this as a major gameplay feature. Stranded on a FlyingDutchman populated by shades, Richard must experience their memories in order to determine how to solve puzzles and help them rest in piece.
13th Dec '15 3:16:55 PM Willbyr
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22nd Nov '15 7:01:37 PM eroock
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* In "Film/BattlefieldEarth" the feral humans are educated with an alien device, nominally to assist them in mining valuable minerals but in reality giving them knowledge of the alien language, care and feeding of advanced weapons as well as the means to engineer their oppressor's downfall.

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* In "Film/BattlefieldEarth" ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' the feral humans are educated with an alien device, nominally to assist them in mining valuable minerals but in reality giving them knowledge of the alien language, care and feeding of advanced weapons as well as the means to engineer their oppressor's downfall.
22nd Nov '15 5:38:50 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BattleForTerraExpositionBeam.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Who needs TranslatorMicrobes when your RobotBuddy can make you bilingual?]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BattleForTerraExpositionBeam.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Who needs TranslatorMicrobes when your RobotBuddy can make you bilingual?]]
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21st Nov '15 1:28:32 PM rodneyAnonymous
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* The page picture is from ''WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra''. Giddy (the robot) is giving Mala a direct to brain download of the English language so she can talk to downed pilot Jim Stanton, in exchange for her help in saving his life.

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* The page picture is from ''WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra''. In ''WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra'', Giddy (the robot) is giving gives Mala a direct to brain download of the English language so she can talk to downed pilot Jim Stanton, in exchange for her help in saving his life.
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