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11th Jun '16 12:45:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] gets the 'temporary powers' version and finds out what Xander's ''really'' thinking:

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* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy
gets the 'temporary powers' version and finds out what Xander's ''really'' thinking:
11th Jun '16 12:45:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In [[LegacyOfTheDrowSeries Siege of Darkeness]] where in order to protect himself from the mind reader he's confronting, one character will repeatedly picture himself performing gratuitous sex acts with said mind reader, repelling her.

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* In [[LegacyOfTheDrowSeries [[Literature/LegacyOfTheDrowSeries Siege of Darkeness]] where in order to protect himself from the mind reader he's confronting, one character will repeatedly picture himself performing gratuitous sex acts with said mind reader, repelling her.
9th Jun '16 11:37:42 AM Doug86
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* Doctor Nemesis of ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} X-Club]]'' gets saddled with this problem after a telepathic starfish bonds to his head and starts broadcasting his internal monologues. He and Doctor Rao discovered the starfish was telepathic when it broadcasted that Doctor Nemesis frequently admires Doctor Rao's "shapely behind". The starfish later broadcasts Nemesis' jealousy of Cyclops' costume and his craving for his co-worker Jeffries' friendship.

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* Doctor Nemesis of ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''[[ComicBook/XMen X-Club]]'' gets saddled with this problem after a telepathic starfish bonds to his head and starts broadcasting his internal monologues. He and Doctor Rao discovered the starfish was telepathic when it broadcasted that Doctor Nemesis frequently admires Doctor Rao's "shapely behind". The starfish later broadcasts Nemesis' jealousy of Cyclops' costume and his craving for his co-worker Jeffries' friendship.
18th May '16 2:07:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The first three lines were lifted almost directly from an episode of ''NightCourt''. Christine isn't a telepath, however, she just knows Fielding has a dirty mind. Fielding's final line is a slow "Fair enough..." while nodding and grinning slyly.

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** The first three lines were lifted almost directly from an episode of ''NightCourt''.''Series/NightCourt''. Christine isn't a telepath, however, she just knows Fielding has a dirty mind. Fielding's final line is a slow "Fair enough..." while nodding and grinning slyly.
11th Apr '16 9:47:41 AM jth
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* A dramatic version from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', where Lorne can read people's auras and thoughts when they sing. Wesley is meant to be taking baby Connor for the night, picking him up from current babysitter Lorne, but actually plans on kidnapping him (for complicated, if well-intentioned, reasons). He nearly escapes without suspicion, but when Connor starts to fuss Wesley unconsciously hums a lullaby to him, before meeting Lorne's eye and [[OhCrap realising what he's just done]].
17th Jan '16 9:17:25 PM jormis29
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* In ''Franchise/CityOfHeroes'' everyone in Paragon City seems to forget that it's pointless to try to keep things from Sister Psyche' since she is stuck listening to surface thoughts all day everyday anyway.

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* In ''Franchise/CityOfHeroes'' ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' everyone in Paragon City seems to forget that it's pointless to try to keep things from Sister Psyche' since she is stuck listening to surface thoughts all day everyday anyway.
17th Jan '16 7:22:39 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* In ''Franchise/CityOfHeroes'' everyone in Paragon City seems to forget that it's pointless to try to keep things from Sister Psyche' since she is stuck listening to surface thoughts all day everyday anyway.
16th Jan '16 12:30:10 PM StFan
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* {{Superman}} Expy the Plutonian from the comic series ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' has superhuman hearing. While not the same as telepathy, it allows him to hear what everyone on earth is saying about him, ''all the time''.

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* {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} Expy the Plutonian from the comic series ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' has superhuman hearing. While not the same as telepathy, it allows him to hear what everyone on earth is saying about him, ''all the time''.



[[folder:Film]]
* Played for serious dramatic effect in ''{{Film/Serenity}}'', wherein key members of the corrupt government's parliament are brought in to observe a SuperSoldier in the making. What everyone forgot is that the prototype soldier's brain had also been experimented on to make her a psychic, which led to a dangerous secret leaking out, and [[spoiler: the Operative being unleashed to do everything in his power to murder an escaped River.]]
* For some reason, this keeps happening in ''Film/WhatWomenWant'', even though most of the female characters have no idea Mel Gibson's character has gained telepathy. One of the more painful examples has to be Helen Hunt's character thinking, "Oh, God, I just stared at his crotch!" -- and ''covering her eyes'', because that does ''not'' look suspicious at all.
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'' main character Anderton kidnaps one of the three children used to predict future crimes and brings her to somebody to have her mind scanned, who wastes no time in wondering out loud if she's reading his mind right now and then blurts out this little gem: "Those thoughts about my cousin Elena, those were *just* - *thoughts*!"

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Played for serious dramatic effect in ''{{Film/Serenity}}'', wherein key members of [[http://dilbert.com/strip/1993-05-19 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon. In the corrupt government's parliament book, Scott Adams's commentary on the cartoon reads, "It's probably a good idea women don't know what men are brought in to observe a SuperSoldier in the making. What everyone forgot is that the prototype soldier's brain had also been experimented on to make her a psychic, which led to a dangerous secret leaking out, and [[spoiler: the Operative being unleashed to do everything in his power to murder an escaped River.]]
* For some reason, this keeps happening in ''Film/WhatWomenWant'', even though
thinking most of the female characters have no idea Mel Gibson's character has gained telepathy. One of the more painful examples has to be Helen Hunt's character thinking, "Oh, God, I just stared at his crotch!" -- and ''covering her eyes'', because that does ''not'' look suspicious at all.
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'' main character Anderton kidnaps one of the three children used to predict future crimes and brings her to somebody to have her mind scanned, who wastes no time in wondering out loud if she's reading his mind right now and then blurts out this little gem: "Those thoughts about my cousin Elena, those were *just* - *thoughts*!"
time."



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Played for serious dramatic effect in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', wherein key members of the corrupt government's parliament are brought in to observe a SuperSoldier in the making. What everyone forgot is that the prototype soldier's brain had also been experimented on to make her a psychic, which led to a dangerous secret leaking out, and [[spoiler: the Operative being unleashed to do everything in his power to murder an escaped River.]]
* For some reason, this keeps happening in ''Film/WhatWomenWant'', even though most of the female characters have no idea Mel Gibson's character has gained telepathy. One of the more painful examples has to be Helen Hunt's character thinking, "Oh, God, I just stared at his crotch!" -- and ''covering her eyes'', because that does ''not'' look suspicious at all.
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'' main character Anderton kidnaps one of the three children used to predict future crimes and brings her to somebody to have her mind scanned, who wastes no time in wondering out loud if she's reading his mind right now and then blurts out this little gem: "Those thoughts about my cousin Elena, those were *just* - *thoughts*!"
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* [[http://dilbert.com/strip/1993-05-19 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon.
** In the book, Scott Adams's commentary on the cartoon reads, "It's probably a good idea women don't know what men are thinking most of the time."
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* The ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' comic [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF160-The_Dreamcatcher3000.gif "The Dreamcatcher 3000."]]

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* The ''ComicStrip/PerryBibleFellowship'' ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' comic [[http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF160-The_Dreamcatcher3000.gif "The Dreamcatcher 3000."]]



--> '''Naomi''': (Yeah, I'll fix you up ''real'' good, you stupid won't-die son of a bitch...)
--> '''Mantis''': Hello? Mind reader floating ''right here''.

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--> '''Naomi''': -->'''Naomi:''' (Yeah, I'll fix you up ''real'' good, you stupid won't-die son of a bitch...)
--> '''Mantis''':
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'''Mantis:'''
Hello? Mind reader floating ''right here''.



*** This goes into MindScrew territory later on [[spoiler:when we learn that Mantis' mind reading [[ConsummateLiar never worked on Ocelot in the first place]]. Basically, Ocelot went around ''pretending to relish the fact that Mantis can't hear his thoughts'' while being immune already in order to put up a show for the person who gave him the anti-telepathy nanites.]]

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*** ** This goes into MindScrew territory later on [[spoiler:when we learn that Mantis' mind reading [[ConsummateLiar never worked on Ocelot in the first place]]. Basically, Ocelot went around ''pretending to relish the fact that Mantis can't hear his thoughts'' while being immune already in order to put up a show for the person who gave him the anti-telepathy nanites.]]



5th Nov '15 4:05:13 PM nombretomado
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* This is exactly what happens to Ranma in the climax of the ''RanmaOneHalf'' manga, where it's deliberately left ambiguous whether his declaration of love for Akane was internal or external. She reacts as though it was the latter, though.

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* This is exactly what happens to Ranma in the climax of the ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga, where it's deliberately left ambiguous whether his declaration of love for Akane was internal or external. She reacts as though it was the latter, though.
23rd Sep '15 12:47:01 AM me_zimm
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon, the title character is in the restaurant with his date, and his date has a look of increasing alarm on her faces (yes, faces). The following scene is typed from memory, but in essence it goes as follows:
-->'''Dilbert:''' I must admit, this is the first time I've been on a date with a two-headed telepath. Now I'm sure some of the thoughts you're picking up seem strange and disturbing, but I assure you, these are perfectly normal thoughts for a guy.
-->''The date's hair stands on end and her eyes bug out.''
-->'''Dilbert:''' Well, maybe not that last one.

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* In one [[http://dilbert.com/strip/1993-05-19 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon, the title character is in the restaurant with his date, and his date has a look of increasing alarm on her faces (yes, faces). The following scene is typed from memory, but in essence it goes as follows:
-->'''Dilbert:''' I must admit, this is the first time I've been on a date with a two-headed telepath. Now I'm sure some of the thoughts you're picking up seem strange and disturbing, but I assure you, these are perfectly normal thoughts for a guy.
-->''The date's hair stands on end and her eyes bug out.''
-->'''Dilbert:''' Well, maybe not that last one.
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