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8th Jan '18 1:18:42 PM Chasem
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* [[OrganAutonomy Each of an octopus' eight arms has its own brain, and even a distinct personality.]][[note]]The "brains" are actually clusters of neurons.[[/note]] One arm may be aggressive, one may be curious, one may be shy, etc. Thankfully for their owner, they usually get along.

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* Octopuses function similarly to this trope; [[OrganAutonomy Each each of an octopus' eight arms has its own cluster of neurons that essentially serves as a simple brain.]] Each arm has enough "intelligence" to perform simple tasks that are "assigned" to it via the octopus' main brain, and even a distinct personality.]][[note]]The "brains" are actually clusters of neurons.[[/note]] One arm may be aggressive, one may be curious, one may be shy, etc. Thankfully for their owner, they usually get along.though doesn't have enough independent thought to play this trope straight.
13th Dec '17 5:58:11 PM kazokuhouou
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* In the infamous ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' MindScrew episode "One+One=Ed", Rolf shows up as a three-headed version of himself. Unfortunately, the Eds had seen so many weird things in this episode that this is an UnusuallyUninterestingSight.
-->'''Eddy:''' A three-headed Rolf. Yawn.
10th Dec '17 9:52:39 PM TroperNo9001
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** Exeggutor's 3 heads all think independently, though they never argue due to their psychic powers. Alolan Exeggutor has ''4'' heads due to the dopey looking one on its tail.
** Subverted by Binacle, although it's two barnacles attached to a rock, they can detach and move to another one. Played straight with its evolution Barbaracle, who's made of ''seven'' barnacle heads, four of which form its arms, another two its legs, and one for its "head". [[LeaderFormsTheHead They usually follow the head's orders]].

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** Exeggutor's 3 three heads all think independently, though they never argue due to their psychic powers. Alolan Exeggutor has ''4'' ''four'' heads due to the dopey looking one on its tail.
** Subverted by Binacle, although it's Binacle. Although its two barnacles attached to a rock, they can detach and move to another one. Played straight with its evolution Barbaracle, who's made of ''seven'' barnacle heads, four of which form its arms, another two its legs, and one for its "head". [[LeaderFormsTheHead They usually follow the head's orders]].



* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' features the tri-headed Tryclide, a serpent with 3 heads.

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* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' features the tri-headed Tryclide, a serpent with 3 three heads.



* TruthInTelevision with dicephalic conjoined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who share one body and so present the appearance of one two-headed person. Only three prior sets of dicephalic twins living to adulthood have been recorded in all human history. However, unlike the Hollywood version each only has control and feeling of her own half of their combined body. Unlike the various "bickering heads" (including the reptiles below), though, they seem to be very well-coordinated and aren't known to argue excessively. When getting their drivers license, they had to take the test twice. They may be conjoined but are two individual, if not exactly separate, people. It does make one wonder what would have happened if only one had passed the test.

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* TruthInTelevision with dicephalic conjoined twins Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who share one body and so present the appearance of one two-headed person. Only three prior sets of dicephalic twins living to adulthood have been recorded in all human history. However, unlike the Hollywood version version, each only has control and feeling of her own half of their combined body. Unlike the various "bickering heads" (including the reptiles below), though, they seem to be very well-coordinated and aren't known to argue excessively. When getting their drivers driver's license, they had to take the test twice. They may be conjoined but they are two individual, individuals, if not exactly separate, people. It does make one wonder what would have happened if only one had passed the test.
24th Nov '17 1:28:57 PM Chasem
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* {{Downplayed|trope}} in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and its adaptation ''Series/GameOfThrones'', where the Targaryen house sigil is a three-headed dragon. No ''real'' multi-headed dragons appear in TheVerse, but it symbolizes a RuleOfThree motif that recurrs with Daenerys, the most prominent Targaryen in the story. It also serves as an analogy to her three (separate, one-headed) dragons.
20th Nov '17 1:06:28 AM Dravencour
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20th Nov '17 12:55:11 AM Dravencour
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* The Mouse King from the original story of ''Ballet/TheNutcracker'' had no fewer than ''seven heads''.

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* The In ''Literature/TheNutcrackerAndTheMouseKing'', the story that inspired the classic play ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'', the eponymous Mouse King from the original story of ''Ballet/TheNutcracker'' had has no fewer than ''seven heads''.seven heads.
20th Nov '17 12:52:31 AM Dravencour
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* The Mouse King from the original story of ''Ballet/TheNutcracker'' had no fewer than ''seven heads''.
1st Nov '17 3:05:53 PM Raidrik
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* The incarnation of Grand King Ghidorah in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' might seem to be at first as he can speak out of each of his three heads, but is ultimately an aversion when it's found targeting the heads doesn't do much. The reason he can suffer massive damage to, or even lost one of his three heads is because none of them actually contain a brain. BizarreAlienBiology is used as a reminder reminder he's not an dragon like the Equestrian dragons, but an alien AnimalisticAbomination that ''resembles'' a dragon. His actual brain, or rather equivalent, is in his chest.

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* The incarnation of Grand King Ghidorah in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' might seem to be at first as he can speak out of each of his three heads, but is ultimately an aversion when it's found targeting the heads doesn't do much. The reason he can suffer massive damage to, or even lost lose one of his three heads is because none of them actually contain a brain. BizarreAlienBiology is used as a reminder reminder he's not an dragon like the Equestrian dragons, but an alien AnimalisticAbomination that ''resembles'' a dragon. His actual brain, or rather equivalent, is in his chest.
1st Nov '17 3:05:24 PM Raidrik
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* The incarnation of Grand King Ghidorah in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' might seem to be at first as he can speak out of each of his three heads, but is ultimately an aversion when it's found targeting the heads doesn't do much. The reason he can suffer massive damage to, or even lost one of his three heads is because none of them actually contain a brain. BizarreAlienBiology is used as a reminder reminder he's not an dragon like the Equestrian dragons, but an alien AnimalisticAbomination that ''resembles'' a dragon. His actual brain, or rather equivalent, is in his chest.
29th Oct '17 2:30:05 PM nombretomado
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*** Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance is a three-headed Flesh Hound of the Blood God Khorne to fit with his [[GreekMythology Cerberus]] theme. The first of Karanak's heads can track his quarry across space, the second follows them across time while the third can sense his prey's thoughts.

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*** Karanak, the Hound of Vengeance is a three-headed Flesh Hound of the Blood God Khorne to fit with his [[GreekMythology [[Myth/GreekMythology Cerberus]] theme. The first of Karanak's heads can track his quarry across space, the second follows them across time while the third can sense his prey's thoughts.
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