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27th Dec '15 4:51:28 PM Anddrix
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%% * Aphrodite from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight''. She becomes a CassandraTruth when she falls from Neferet's good graces.
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%% * Aphrodite from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight''.In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', Aphrodite's visions leave her extremely faint and jittery. She becomes a CassandraTruth when she falls from Neferet's good graces.
31st Oct '15 8:22:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PuniPuniPoemi'' the local Fainting Seer has a vision while in the bath with her sisters, who then rush out to confront the evil and leave her there.
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* In ''PuniPuniPoemi'' ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' the local Fainting Seer has a vision while in the bath with her sisters, who then rush out to confront the evil and leave her there.
10th Aug '15 10:34:21 AM wootzits
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* ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is a rare example of the FaintingSeer as ''the main character''. OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Hitomi Kanzaki often uses tarot cards to read people's futures (and she once receives a nasty surprise when she gets phantom-attacked by the Death card). She also makes a chilling discovery later when she finds out that [[spoiler:her anxiety about the future is actually causing the worst-case scenarios she fears to come true]].
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* ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is a rare example of the FaintingSeer as ''the main character''. OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Hitomi Kanzaki often uses tarot cards to read people's futures (and she once receives a nasty surprise when she gets phantom-attacked by the Death card). She also makes a chilling discovery later when she finds out that [[spoiler:her anxiety about the future is actually causing the worst-case scenarios she fears to come true]].

* In ''{{Toriko}}'', a fortune teller asked his crystal ball about [[ExtremeOmnivore Zebra]] - the ball, instead, chose to self-destruct.
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* In ''{{Toriko}}'', ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', a fortune teller asked his crystal ball about [[ExtremeOmnivore Zebra]] - the ball, instead, chose to self-destruct.
14th Jun '15 5:49:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'', a character repeatedly draws an Emperor card from the Tarot deck. Each time, the card looks more and more like the legendary figure the Raven King. It ends with his shrieking about the fortune this tells.
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* In ''JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'', ''Literature/JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell'', a character repeatedly draws an Emperor card from the Tarot deck. Each time, the card looks more and more like the legendary figure the Raven King. It ends with his shrieking about the fortune this tells.
10th Jun '15 6:30:28 AM Argon2
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* In ''The Taggerung'', the renowned seer Grissoul dies after proclaiming ([[PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime in verse]]) that Ruggan Bor must beware of Redwall. This is exactly why Bor does not listen to her, and consequently gets his ass kicked several chapters later. -->"She was old. Foxes die when they get too old."
1st Jun '15 6:04:13 AM Aquila89
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Sibyl Trelawney always faints after going into a trance and prophesying. ** When it's a real one, that is. Which is, as far as we know, a grand total of twice in her lifetime.
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Sibyl Sybill Trelawney always faints after going into a trance and prophesying. ** When it's a real one, that is. Which is, prophesying. This, as far as we know, a only happened to her grand total of twice in her lifetime.lifetime. She doesn't remember it afterwards, and therefore not even aware of having that ability.
31st May '15 8:19:14 PM Prfnoff
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* Fiver from ''WatershipDown'' is prone to fits of panic after his visions, particularly towards the end. * ArthurCClarke's ''ChildhoodsEnd'' features a group of party-goers trying out a ouija board. Clarke, being a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard science fiction writer]], explains the ouija board's mysterious powers by way of subconscious personal knowledge from at least one of the planchette-holders. One of the members asks what planet the [[BenevolentAlienInvasion Alien Overloads]] come from. When the ouija gives out an answer (which turns out to have been 100% accurate), one of the women faints (who turns out to have been the person who subconsciously knew the answer).
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* Fiver from ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' is prone to fits of panic after his visions, particularly towards the end. * ArthurCClarke's ''ChildhoodsEnd'' ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd'' features a group of party-goers trying out a ouija board. Clarke, being a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard science fiction writer]], explains the ouija board's mysterious powers by way of subconscious personal knowledge from at least one of the planchette-holders. One of the members asks what planet the [[BenevolentAlienInvasion Alien Overloads]] come from. When the ouija gives out an answer (which turns out to have been 100% accurate), one of the women faints (who turns out to have been the person who subconsciously knew the answer).

* Lots in the TalesOfTheBranionRealm series, to the point where it's standard practice for an acolyte to physically hold the Seer steady while he prophesies. They tend to hit their heads otherwise.
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* Lots in the TalesOfTheBranionRealm Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm series, to the point where it's standard practice for an acolyte to physically hold the Seer steady while he prophesies. They tend to hit their heads otherwise.

* ''{{Smallville}}'' had a blind seer who looked into Lex Luthor's future, and she ''died''. The audience got to watch her vision, and it wasn't pretty.
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* ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' had a blind seer who looked into Lex Luthor's future, and she ''died''. The audience got to watch her vision, and it wasn't pretty.

* ''GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' has Liz seeing what becomes of Garth's old friend([[spoiler: He explodes]]) in a horiffying vision, crushing Sanchez's hand in the process.
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* ''GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'' has Liz seeing what becomes of Garth's old friend([[spoiler: He explodes]]) in a horiffying horrifying vision, crushing Sanchez's hand in the process.

* Built in the game mechanics of ''{{Earthdawn}}'', sort of : whenever a mage (or windling) uses his astral sight in a place where an horror dwells, he takes damage.
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* Built in the game mechanics of ''{{Earthdawn}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'', sort of : whenever a mage (or windling) uses his astral sight in a place where an horror dwells, he takes damage.

* Played with a bit in the first ''BreathOfFire'' game. The seer, Bleu, tries to determine the party's future by looking at a crystal ball. It shatters, but she simply shrugs and mutters that it's probably nothing to worry about. * In ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II: Lord of Destruction'', the seer of Harrogath, the home base for the expansion back, has her hair turn white, goes shrieking mad, and dies when she sees what's coming.
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* Played with a bit in the first ''BreathOfFire'' game.''VideoGame/BreathOfFireI''. The seer, Bleu, tries to determine the party's future by looking at a crystal ball. It shatters, but she simply shrugs and mutters that it's probably nothing to worry about. * In ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II: ''VideoGame/DiabloII: Lord of Destruction'', the seer of Harrogath, the home base for the expansion back, has her hair turn white, goes shrieking mad, and dies when she sees what's coming.

* ''BaldursGate'', being set in the fairly magic-saturated ForgottenRealms, has plenty of [=NPCs=] who comment on sensing a great destiny is in store for the PC. However, anyone you meet who claims to be an ''actual'' Seer or Fortune-Teller will have a massive freakout on being asked to see your future. Then there's ''"[[Literature/GoodOmens The Nice and Ominous Prophecies of Alaundo the Wise]], [[strike: Witch]] Seer"'', which give the distinct impression their original rendition wasn't ''quite'' as calm as their current recitations in Candlekeep.
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* ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', being set in the fairly magic-saturated ForgottenRealms, has plenty of [=NPCs=] who comment on sensing a great destiny is in store for the PC. However, anyone you meet who claims to be an ''actual'' Seer or Fortune-Teller will have a massive freakout on being asked to see your future. Then there's ''"[[Literature/GoodOmens The Nice and Ominous Prophecies of Alaundo the Wise]], [[strike: Witch]] Seer"'', which give the distinct impression their original rendition wasn't ''quite'' as calm as their current recitations in Candlekeep.

* Elayna from ''StarOceanTheLastHope'' faints after having an apocalyptic vision of the future. It's a wonder that our heroes actually come to her aid when she does, as she spent the previous 20 minutes trash talking and verbally abusing them. She makes up for it later, however.
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* Elayna from ''StarOceanTheLastHope'' ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' faints after having an apocalyptic vision of the future. It's a wonder that our heroes actually come to her aid when she does, as she spent the previous 20 minutes trash talking and verbally abusing them. She makes up for it later, however.

* In ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'', two FortuneTeller sisters have set up shop in Harapa. The younger offers Matthew and friends a free reading from her crystal ball, and has a vision of them bringing disaster upon the world. This frightens her into a fit, and she refuses to ever tell fortunes for "those accursed warriors" again. Her sister completely averts this trope by remaining calm, upbeat, and giving some advice that's actually pretty helpful [[spoiler: even in the middle of the aforementioned disaster]].
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* In ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'', ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', two FortuneTeller sisters have set up shop in Harapa. The younger offers Matthew and friends a free reading from her crystal ball, and has a vision of them bringing disaster upon the world. This frightens her into a fit, and she refuses to ever tell fortunes for "those accursed warriors" again. Her sister completely averts this trope by remaining calm, upbeat, and giving some advice that's actually pretty helpful [[spoiler: even in the middle of the aforementioned disaster]].

* In ''IcewindDale 2'', you meet an already-fainted seer who attempted to scry on the goblin army attacking the Ten-Towns and got a nasty PokeInTheThirdEye from a goblin shaman. He is alive and recovering but only halfway conscious and lucid and speaks in riddles.
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* In ''IcewindDale ''VideoGame/IcewindDale 2'', you meet an already-fainted seer who attempted to scry on the goblin army attacking the Ten-Towns and got a nasty PokeInTheThirdEye from a goblin shaman. He is alive and recovering but only halfway conscious and lucid and speaks in riddles.
22nd May '15 5:14:40 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a few times in ''MutantX'' with Emma, who although isn't a seer is said to have constant headaches because of it
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* Happens a few times in ''MutantX'' ''Series/MutantX'' with Emma, who although isn't a seer is said to have constant headaches because of it
10th May '15 11:53:52 PM nombretomado
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* This happened in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' when Second Sight, perhaps the most powerful precog in the setting, got flashes of the upcoming apocalypse when Dagon began his plot to unleash the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] from their interdimensional prison. The shock of the visions knocked her unconscious for nearly an hour.
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* This happened in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' when Second Sight, perhaps the most powerful precog in the setting, got flashes of the upcoming apocalypse when Dagon began his plot to unleash the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] from their interdimensional prison. The shock of the visions knocked her unconscious for nearly an hour.
3rd May '15 8:48:36 PM nombretomado
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* The title character of ''DominicDeegan: Oracle for Hire'' has been known to have some very strange things happen when he has major visions. When he first saw the Storm of Souls, he spent a week in a coma. Later in the same story arc, an accident with a teleportation spell during a vision caused white light to come out of his eyes, and he was subsequently teleported to another plane.
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* The title character of ''DominicDeegan: ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan: Oracle for Hire'' has been known to have some very strange things happen when he has major visions. When he first saw the Storm of Souls, he spent a week in a coma. Later in the same story arc, an accident with a teleportation spell during a vision caused white light to come out of his eyes, and he was subsequently teleported to another plane.
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