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15th Mar '17 1:30:47 PM jccw227
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', the class has a report due the next day, and the excessive research causes everyone's brain to engorge as a result... everyone that is, except for Billy, who procrastinated the entire evening and never finished his report.
12th Mar '17 4:56:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' subverts this with the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/abcoulix.htm Abcoulix,]] which has a giant brain not for purposes of intelligence, but rather for the purpose of generating electricity, as the Abcoulix was designed as an organic battery. This is played straight, however, for [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/krankenhyde.htm Krankenhyde.]]



* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Mephisto uses the [[PowerCrystal Cosmic Crystal]] to become 'Cerebrex, Master of the Mind', and over time his body dwindled as his brain continued to grow. Or so it seemed: true to his usual modus operandi, it was all done through a mix of ThePowerOfActing, his [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower advanced mental training]], and the illusion-casting powers of the crystal, starting with an oversized costume headpiece (which hid a RayGun), and later using an animatronic drone to allow him to be somewhere else entirely while the heroes were occupied. While the original goal was to get the heroes to take him seriously as a villain again after his long trek through skid row (he couldn't be much of a distraction if he weren't dangerous, after all), but when he realized how ridiculous the new generation fo superheroes and supervillains were in the 1960s, he decided to just keep the trick rolling so he wouldn't have to personally put up with them as often.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Mephisto uses the [[PowerCrystal Cosmic Crystal]] to become 'Cerebrex, Master of the Mind', and over time his body dwindled as his brain continued to grow. Or so it seemed: true to his usual modus operandi, it was all done through a mix of ThePowerOfActing, his [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower advanced mental training]], and the illusion-casting powers of the crystal, starting with an oversized costume headpiece (which hid a RayGun), and later using an animatronic drone to allow him to be somewhere else entirely while the heroes were occupied. While the original goal was to get the heroes to take him seriously as a villain again after his long trek through skid row (he couldn't be much of a distraction if he weren't dangerous, after all), but when he realized how ridiculous the new generation fo of superheroes and supervillains were in the 1960s, he decided to just keep the trick rolling so he wouldn't have to personally put up with them as often.often.
* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' subverts this with the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/abcoulix.htm Abcoulix,]] which has a giant brain not for purposes of intelligence, but rather for the purpose of generating electricity, as the Abcoulix was designed as an organic battery. This is played straight, however, for [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/krankenhyde.htm Krankenhyde.]]
11th Feb '17 5:56:43 AM Lloigor
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* An early storyline in Bongo's ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comics had most of the cast becoming superheroes; Maggie became "Brainbaby"

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* An early storyline in Bongo's ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comics had most of the cast becoming superheroes; Maggie became "Brainbaby""Brainbaby".
24th Jan '17 9:21:29 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Research has shown that [[UsefulNotes/{{Autism}} autistics]] can have as many as 60% more neurons in their brains than most people. A major theory is that the "pruning" of excess neurons that normally occurs in development around age 2 or 3, doesn't happen or happens less with autistic children, leading to excessive sensory input and less ability to process and organize it.

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* Research has shown that [[UsefulNotes/{{Autism}} autistics]] can have as many as 60% more neurons in their brains than most people. A major theory is that the "pruning" of excess neurons that normally occurs in development around age 2 or 3, doesn't happen or happens less with autistic children, leading to excessive sensory input and less ability to process and organize it.it, thus causing problems with social situations. [[CursedWithAwesome Conversely, high-functioning autists can capitalize on the increased neuronal connections to perform tasks demanding high levels of intelligence and/or concentration.]]
15th Jan '17 8:40:55 AM JackG
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* Parodied with The Head in the sci-fi comedy ''Series/{{Quark}}'', the huge-headed alien who gives Quark his assignments. In fact, he's just a head, one who frequently complains about the big headaches that accompany being a big thinker.

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* Parodied with The Head in the sci-fi comedy ''Series/{{Quark}}'', the huge-headed alien who gives Quark his assignments. In fact, he's just a head, one who He appears to have no body at all, and frequently complains about the big headaches that accompany being a big thinker.
6th Jan '17 8:34:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' guest-star Evolvo Lad (Evolvo in the reboot) has a head that actually ''gets bigger and smaller'' when he uses his powers. [[FreudWasRight Does Freud know]] about this guy?

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** The ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' guest-star Evolvo Lad (Evolvo in the reboot) has a head that actually ''gets bigger and smaller'' when he uses his powers. [[FreudWasRight Does Freud know]] know about this guy?
30th Dec '16 5:57:36 AM WillBGood
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* [[MeaningfulName Brain]][[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_h5El_bULuPc/Rt-0aD55beI/AAAAAAAAAM4/ggqCGdvpwCw/s1600-h/brain-child.jpg child]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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* [[MeaningfulName Brain]][[http://3.[[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_h5El_bULuPc/Rt-0aD55beI/AAAAAAAAAM4/ggqCGdvpwCw/s1600-h/brain-child.jpg child]] Brainchild]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
30th Dec '16 5:48:48 AM WillBGood
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* In Creator/AlanMoore's "Abelard Snazz" stories in ''[[Comicbook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'', Snazz is known as [[http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8783/am1go0.jpg The Man With The Two-Storey Brain"]] (also "Multi-Storey Mind" and "Double-Decker Dome"). He does have hair on his enlarged cranium though, as well as ExtraEyes.

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* In Creator/AlanMoore's "Abelard Snazz" stories in ''[[Comicbook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'', Snazz is known as [[http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8783/am1go0.jpg The "The Man With The Two-Storey Brain"]] Brain" (also "Multi-Storey Mind" and "Double-Decker Dome"). He does have [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelard_Snazz#/media/File:Abelard_snazz.png hair on his enlarged cranium cranium]] though, as well as ExtraEyes.
30th Dec '16 5:47:42 AM WillBGood
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* A curious case is Abelard Snazz, "[[http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8783/am1go0.jpg the man with the two-storey brain]]" from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''. His remarkable brain is evident not from an oversized skull, but from two rows of eyes.



* In Creator/AlanMoore's "Abelard Snazz" stories in ''[[Comicbook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'', Snazz is known as "The Man With The Two-Storey Brain" (also "Multi-Storey Mind" and "Double-Decker Dome"). He does have hair on his enlarged cranium though, as well as ExtraEyes.

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* In Creator/AlanMoore's "Abelard Snazz" stories in ''[[Comicbook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'', Snazz is known as "The [[http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8783/am1go0.jpg The Man With The Two-Storey Brain" Brain"]] (also "Multi-Storey Mind" and "Double-Decker Dome"). He does have hair on his enlarged cranium though, as well as ExtraEyes.
25th Dec '16 11:55:05 PM Alvin
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* A recurring skit on ''Series/TheTonightShowWithJayLeno'' was "Mr. Brain", in which Jay would answer audience questions in the character of a very smart person. He was shot with a lens that distorted his head to make it look much bigger.

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* A recurring skit on ''Series/TheTonightShowWithJayLeno'' ''Series/TheTonightShow'' during JayLeno 's run was "Mr. Brain", in which Jay would answer audience questions in the character of a very smart person. He was shot with a lens that distorted his head to make it look much bigger.
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