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20th Jan '17 2:51:31 AM Luppercus
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* In one episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon, BJ got a bad case of EasyAmnesia after being hit by a falling satellite, and a psychiatrist shrinks himself, Lydia, and a duplicate of Beetlejuice so they can enter the original BJ's body, work their way to the brain, and fix the problem.
20th Jan '17 2:13:41 AM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'''s Episode "Mean Green Teen Machine" has three ghost messing up with the Ghostbusters' minds during their sleep whilst an special machine allows Slimmer to see not only what's inside the different Ghostbusters' dream but also when they mix together.
20th Jan '17 2:07:52 AM Luppercus
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* The plot of ''Film/InsideOut'' revolves around this concept, although the ones who do the journey are two anthropomorphic emotions.

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* The plot of ''Film/InsideOut'' ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' revolves around this concept, although the ones who do the journey are two anthropomorphic emotions.
20th Jan '17 2:05:57 AM Luppercus
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* The plot of ''Film/InsideOut'' revolves around this concept, although the ones who do the journey are two anthropomorphic emotions.


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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has an episode of Lytha the resident telepath entering a SerialKiller's mind... and is not pretty.
* Series finale of ''Seroes/HermansHead'' has the eponymous Herman visiting the characters in his mind.


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* In one episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon, BJ got a bad case of EasyAmnesia after being hit by a falling satellite, and a psychiatrist shrinks himself, Lydia, and a duplicate of Beetlejuice so they can enter the original BJ's body, work their way to the brain, and fix the problem.
28th Nov '16 2:04:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Part of the way through ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', the heroes enter [[IdiotHero Emmett's]] mind to see if he has the potential to be a Master Builder. It's quite empty, but that emptiness allows Emmett to have clarity of mind far beyond even the greatest of Master Builders (as he's the only character to have seen The Man Upstairs).
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* Part of the way through ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', the heroes enter [[IdiotHero Emmett's]] mind to see if he has the potential to be a Master Builder. It's quite empty, but that emptiness allows Emmett to have clarity of mind far beyond even the greatest of Master Builders (as he's the only character to have seen The Man Upstairs).
28th Nov '16 2:03:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1968 [[PsychedelicRock acid rock]] song ''Journey to the Center of the Mind'' by the Amboy Dukes is the TropeNamer. The title was apparently a psychedelic takeoff on JulesVerne's ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', replacing geology with psychology.

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* The 1968 [[PsychedelicRock acid rock]] song ''Journey to the Center of the Mind'' by the Amboy Dukes is the TropeNamer. The title was apparently a psychedelic takeoff on JulesVerne's Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', replacing geology with psychology.
22nd Sep '16 8:57:37 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': A magic user entering someone's mind is sometimes the only way to save their individuality from being swallowed up by some powerful force or {{Tulpa}}. It can be very dangerous for the interloper because the rules that govern the dream world and any luminous body who enters it spring from the mind of the dreamer, and the first thing that the entrant should do is figure out what that dreamer's conceptions are.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': A magic user entering someone's mind in astral form is sometimes the only way to save their individuality from being swallowed up by some powerful force or {{Tulpa}}. It can be very dangerous for the interloper because the rules that govern the dream world and any luminous body who enters it spring from the mind of the dreamer, and the first thing that the entrant should do is figure out what that dreamer's conceptions are.
22nd Sep '16 8:54:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** When Guts first wears the Berserker Armor and loses his mind to rage, Schierke has to enter his mind in her luminous body. There she sees flashes of Guts' horrifying experiences and confronts his ego subsumed within the Beast of Darkness, and puts him back in control by reminding him who he is and who he needs to protect. Many more times after that she enters Guts' mind and goes with him in spirit form to temporarily tame the Beast and make sure that Guts does not lose himself.
* The only means by which Casca might be cured of the trauma that led to her personality and memories being repressed, which becomes clear in the Chapter of Elf Island: [[spoiler:Danann takes Casca, Schierke, Farnese, and Ivalera down to a bed of magic mushrooms at the base of the great tree, and leads them in a ritual to enter Casca's dreams]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': A magic user entering someone's mind is sometimes the only way to save their individuality from being swallowed up by some powerful force or {{Tulpa}}. It can be very dangerous for the interloper because the rules that govern the dream world and any luminous body who enters it spring from the mind of the dreamer, and the first thing that the entrant should do is figure out what that dreamer's conceptions are.
** When Guts first wears the Berserker Armor and loses his mind to rage, Schierke has to enter his mind in her luminous body.body at great risk to herself. There she sees flashes of Guts' horrifying experiences and confronts his ego subsumed within the Beast of Darkness, and puts him back in control by reminding him who he is and who he needs to protect. Many more times after that she enters Guts' mind and goes with him in spirit form to temporarily tame the Beast and make sure that Guts does not lose himself.
* ** The only means by which Casca might be cured of the trauma that which led to her personality and memories being to be repressed, which becomes clear in the Chapter of Elf Island: [[spoiler:Danann takes Casca, Schierke, Farnese, and Ivalera down to a bed of magic mushrooms at the base of the great tree, and leads them in a ritual to enter Casca's dreams]].
22nd Sep '16 8:44:09 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** When Guts first wears the Berserker Armor and loses his mind to rage, Schierke has to enter his mind in her luminous body. There she sees flashes of Guts' horrifying experiences and confronts his ego subsumed within the Beast of Darkness, and puts him back in control by reminding him who he is and who he needs to protect. Many more times after that she enters Guts' mind and goes with him in spirit form to temporarily tame the Beast and make sure that Guts does not lose himself.
* The only means by which Casca might be cured of the trauma that led to her personality and memories being repressed, which becomes clear in the Chapter of Elf Island: [[spoiler:Danann takes Casca, Schierke, Farnese, and Ivalera down to a bed of magic mushrooms at the base of the great tree, and leads them in a ritual to enter Casca's dreams]].
23rd Aug '16 3:03:08 AM WillBGood
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Naturally, taking this kind of action is deeply personally invasive and so it can be compared to MindRape. Indeed, the scene could be set up to suggest such a parallel complete with villains ignoring protests or struggles from the person whose mind they are exploring and the heroes seeking consent before doing so. Expect the heroes to hesitate before finally deciding that they have crossed TheGodzillaThreshold if the owner of the mind would otherwise get/remain crazy/in a coma or some other serious issue. Using this for less serious issues can lead to a WhatTheHellHero from other characters.

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Naturally, taking this kind of action is deeply personally invasive and so it can be compared to MindRape. Indeed, the scene could be set up to suggest such a parallel complete with villains ignoring protests or struggles from the person whose mind they are exploring and the heroes seeking consent before doing so. Expect the heroes to hesitate before finally deciding that they have crossed TheGodzillaThreshold the GodzillaThreshold if the owner of the mind would otherwise get/remain crazy/in a coma or some other serious issue. Using this for less serious issues can lead to a WhatTheHellHero from other characters.
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