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17th Jan '16 8:14:02 AM Underachiever
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* Super-mutant Ribald Corello in ''Literature/PerryRhodan'': big head, child-sized body, physically pretty much helpless without his glider chair that's all but a self-contained vehicle complete with life support and weapons, but acknowledged as one of the most powerful psychics mankind ever produced. Starts as a villain obsessed with conquest [[OedipusComplex and his dead-but-preserved mother]], but pulls a HeelFaceTurn later.
17th Jan '16 8:00:31 AM Underachiever
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** Uatu the Watcher. In his first appearance, his head was only slightly out of proportion with the rest of his body, but his design evolved until he was a tall skinny man whose head made up half his body mass.
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** Uatu the Watcher. In his first appearance, his head was only slightly out of proportion with the rest of his body, but his design evolved until he was a tall skinny man whose head made up half his body mass.[[note]]At least one issue of ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}'' suggests that Watchers are capable of {{voluntary shapeshifting}} to an unknown extent when one tries to intimidate the eponymous hero by "assuming a more formidable aspect".[[/note]]
16th Jan '16 9:05:41 AM DAN004
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See Also ForeheadOfDoom, which may be used to show this in a more realistic light.
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See Also ForeheadOfDoom, which may be used to show this in a more realistic light. light. May sometimes overlap with BrainMonster if played for horror.
10th Jan '16 2:47:06 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* One author -Dougal Dixon?- suggested that could be the future of our species: a huge brain, so big that it would not be surrounded by the skull, and one small -in comparison- undeveloped body, with thin limbs.
29th Dec '15 5:49:39 AM Anddrix
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** Reed Richards did this to himself once in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: 1234'' by Creator/GrantMorrison. In order to defeat SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom in a 4-dimensional chess game that was threatening to destroy the Fantastic Four, Reed used his stretching powers to literally grow new structures in his brain in order to out-think Doom.
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** Reed Richards did this to himself once in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: 1234'' by Creator/GrantMorrison. In order to defeat SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom in a 4-dimensional chess game that was threatening to destroy the Fantastic Four, Reed used his stretching powers to literally grow new structures in his brain in order to out-think Doom.
28th Dec '15 6:23:17 PM Phred
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* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/DawnOfTheCroods'', where Grug gets bitten in the head by a spider-ant, causing his head to swell up leading everyone to assume he is the smartest person around and turn to him to advice, but his advice is still fairly terrible.
14th Dec '15 12:07:29 AM merotoker
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** Evil telepath and Fearsome Five member Psimon has his exposed brain covered by a clear shell. In ''ComicBook/SalvationRun'' [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker can't help but smash it.]]
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** Evil telepath and Fearsome Five member Psimon has his exposed brain covered by a clear shell. In ''ComicBook/SalvationRun'' [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker can't help but smash it.]]it]].

** [[http://superdickery.com/images/stories/other/116_4_224.jpg The Super-Genius Baby.]]
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** [[http://superdickery.com/images/stories/other/116_4_224.jpg [[http://www.superdickery.com/beware-the-super-genius-baby/ The Super-Genius Baby.]]

** The Leader, one of the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's main villains, whose UltimateMarvel version combines this with a totally useless body. He even needs a metal frame to keep his head from snapping his neck. While other gamma radiation mutated characters had their physical strength enhanced, the Leader instead was given SuperIntelligence.
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** The Leader, one of the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's main villains, whose UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version combines this with a totally useless body. He even needs a metal frame to keep his head from snapping his neck. While other gamma radiation mutated characters had their physical strength enhanced, the Leader instead was given SuperIntelligence.

** Villainous [[PsychicPowers telepathic]] mutant Mind-Scan (who, considering her usual tactic, could have just as appropriately been called [[MindRape Mind-Rape]]), in the original ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', appears to have a red BeehiveHairdo in her first few appearances. At one point, she has to remove her wig...[[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/38780/2075277-mindscan___guardians_of_the_galaxy_annual__4.jpg revealing a swollen, lumpy, veiny skull underneath.]] ''Ewww''. ** Reed Richards did this to himself once in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: 1234'' by Creator/GrantMorrison. In order to defeat ComicBook/DoctorDoom in a 4-dimensional chess game that was threatening to destroy the Fantastic Four, Reed used his stretching powers to literally grow new structures in his brain in order to out-think Doom.
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** Villainous [[PsychicPowers telepathic]] mutant Mind-Scan (who, considering her usual tactic, could have just as appropriately been called [[MindRape Mind-Rape]]), in the original ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', appears to have a red BeehiveHairdo in her first few appearances. At one point, she has to remove her wig...[[http://media.[[http://www.comicvine.com/uploads/3/38780/2075277-mindscan___guardians_of_the_galaxy_annual__4.jpg com/mindscan/4005-26627/ revealing a swollen, lumpy, veiny skull underneath.]] ''Ewww''. ** Reed Richards did this to himself once in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: 1234'' by Creator/GrantMorrison. In order to defeat ComicBook/DoctorDoom SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom in a 4-dimensional chess game that was threatening to destroy the Fantastic Four, Reed used his stretching powers to literally grow new structures in his brain in order to out-think Doom.

* Appropriately, this is the appearance of [[spoiler: Veidt's fake alien]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''
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* Appropriately, this is the appearance of [[spoiler: Veidt's fake alien]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.

* Explicitly invoked in ''Film/MarsAttacks!''
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* Explicitly invoked in ''Film/MarsAttacks!''''Film/MarsAttacks''

* In Edmond Hamilton's ''The Man Who Evolved'', a scientist has [[YouFailBiologyForever accelerated his own evolution]]. Five examples are shown; first a giant human, then two cases of the trope, then a naked brain.
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* In Edmond Hamilton's ''The Man Who Evolved'', a scientist has [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology accelerated his own evolution]]. Five examples are shown; first a giant human, then two cases of the trope, then a naked brain.

* Used horrifically in C.S. Lewis' ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy That Hideous Strength]]'', where the evil scientists [[spoiler:have taken the head of an executed criminal and are keeping it alive(-ish) it to channel demonic forces; they've removed the top of the head and its "augmented" brains are bulging out over the top, pulsating under membrane.]] [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels AAARGH]].
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* Used horrifically in C.S. Lewis' ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy That Hideous Strength]]'', where the evil scientists [[spoiler:have taken the head of an executed criminal and are keeping it alive(-ish) it to channel demonic forces; they've removed the top of the head and its "augmented" brains are bulging out over the top, pulsating under membrane.]] membrane]]. [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels AAARGH]].


** One comic had the cops rushing into the villain's headquarters, which had your typical MyBrainIsBig guy as well as some huge-bodied, tiny-headed mooks and shouting, "Who's the brains of this operation?" And [[http://grottoazzurro.typepad.com/the_blue_grotto/images/2007/09/03/far_side.jpg here it is.]]
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** One comic had the cops rushing into the villain's headquarters, which had your typical MyBrainIsBig guy example as well as some huge-bodied, tiny-headed mooks and shouting, "Who's the brains of this operation?" And [[http://grottoazzurro.typepad.com/the_blue_grotto/images/2007/09/03/far_side.jpg here it is.]]

* The Spider Mastermind and the Arachnotrons from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom II]]''.
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* The Spider Mastermind and the Arachnotrons from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom II]]''.''VideoGame/DoomII''.

* ''Series/{{Metroid}}'' has Mother Brain, who is the leader of the Space Pirates in the installments where she shows up, and she's a giant BrainInAJar.
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* ''Series/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' has Mother Brain, who is the leader of the Space Pirates in the installments where she shows up, and she's a giant BrainInAJar.

* The aptly named "Cranium Rats" from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' have large brains partly sticking out of their skulls. They also form psychic networks when near each other. [[spoiler:One of the sort-of {{Big Bad}}s of the game is a colony of THOUSANDS of these rats, aptly named "Many as One"]].
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* The aptly named "Cranium Rats" from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' have large brains partly sticking out of their skulls. They also form psychic networks when near each other. [[spoiler:One of the sort-of {{Big Bad}}s of the game is a colony of THOUSANDS of these rats, aptly named "Many as One"]].One."]]

* ''OrionsArm'': The [[http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oaeg-view-article&egart_uid=47ed99bea6c67 Highbrows.]]
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* ''OrionsArm'': ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'': The [[http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oaeg-view-article&egart_uid=47ed99bea6c67 Highbrows.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'':
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'':''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'':

* Lactose the Intolerant from ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''. Subverted when [[spoiler:Max lobotomizes him into submission.]]
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* Lactose the Intolerant from ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''. Subverted when [[spoiler:Max lobotomizes him into submission.]]submission]].

* [[http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/images/leader_01.png The Leader]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', much like his comic book version. Notably, in his first appearance [[spoiler:he's exposed to gamma radiation at the moment of his defeat, enlarging his brain further to the point he can't stand up.]]
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* [[http://www.medinnus.com/AEMH/images/leader_01.png The Leader]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', much like his comic book version. Notably, in his first appearance [[spoiler:he's exposed to gamma radiation at the moment of his defeat, enlarging his brain further to the point he can't stand up.]]up]].

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22nd Nov '15 5:02:20 PM WillKeaton
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* This has been the cause of much dispute among the scientific community about whether or not [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything size really does matter.]] On one hand humans have a larger brain than most of the world's creatures, then again, so do sperm whales and elephants [[note]] although humans have most vertebrates beat in brain-to-body mass ratios[[/note]].
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* This has been the cause of much dispute among the scientific community about whether or not [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything size really does matter.]] On one hand humans have a larger brain than most of the world's creatures, then again, so do sperm whales and elephants elephants.[[note]] although Although humans have most vertebrates beat in brain-to-body mass ratios[[/note]].ratios.[[/note]]
22nd Nov '15 5:00:00 PM WillKeaton
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** In ''Cranius Maximus'', Baljeet wears a thinking cap that increases his intelligence. When the cap [[http://www.bubbleblabber.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/momattractor.jpg comes off]], his brain has grown to a huge size (although it returns to normal in a few seconds).
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** In ''Cranius Maximus'', Baljeet wears a thinking cap that increases his intelligence. When the cap [[http://www.bubbleblabber.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/momattractor.jpg comes off]], off,]] his brain has grown to a huge size (although it returns to normal in a few seconds).
22nd Nov '15 4:58:30 PM WillKeaton
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* The male telepath in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', first seen [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/219.html here]].
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* The male telepath in ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', first seen [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/219.html here]].here.]]

* ''OrionsArm'': The [[http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oaeg-view-article&egart_uid=47ed99bea6c67 Highbrows]].
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* ''OrionsArm'': The [[http://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oaeg-view-article&egart_uid=47ed99bea6c67 Highbrows]].Highbrows.]]
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