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20th May '18 2:43:18 PM WillKeaton
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** Both shows generally portray soullessness as being sociopathy to the extent that an early ''Angel'' episode implies normal human sociopaths are people born without souls.

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** Both shows generally portray soullessness as being sociopathy sociopathy, to the extent that an early ''Angel'' episode implies normal human sociopaths are people born without souls.
1st Mar '18 1:25:16 AM Andygal
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* ''Literature/TheCosmere'': Played with. Having a cracked soul is a necessary prerequisite for most of the magic systems, and one of the side effects of having a cracked soul is that you are more receptive to influence from the Cognitive Realm, meaning that these people often hear voices from ghosts and planar travelers. However, people with cracked souls are also genuinely crazy, and have absolutely no way of telling the difference between the real voices and the completely imaginary ones. It's demonstrated several times that cracked souls do not cause insanity, but rather insanity causes cracked souls.

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* ''Literature/TheCosmere'': Played with. Having a cracked soul is a necessary prerequisite for most of the magic systems, and one of the side effects of having a cracked soul is that you are more receptive to influence from the Cognitive Realm, meaning that these people often hear voices from ghosts and planar travelers. However, people with cracked souls are also genuinely crazy, and have absolutely no way of telling schizophrenia cannot tell the difference between the real voices from the Cognitive Realm and the completely imaginary ones. It's demonstrated several times hallucinations. It should be noted that schizophrenia is not the only thing that causes a cracked souls do not cause insanity, but rather insanity causes cracked souls.
soul, things like depression and PTSD can also crack the soul.
19th Nov '17 12:19:50 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The ChangelingTale is [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays commonly believed]] to have [[AWizardDidIt "explained"]] why children displayed psycho-behavioural peculiarities which would now be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[DoingInTheWizard medical science]].

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* The ChangelingTale is [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays commonly believed]] to have currently considered]] a JustSoStory that [[AWizardDidIt "explained"]] conveniently explained]] why children displayed psycho-behavioural peculiarities which that would now be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[DoingInTheWizard medical science]].
19th Nov '17 12:15:03 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Many psychologists and doctors have noted that historical portrayals of TheFairFolk, and especially [[ChangelingTale part-fairy changelings]], have traits that sound like autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

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* Many psychologists and doctors The ChangelingTale is [[ScienceMarchesOn nowadays commonly believed]] to have noted that historical portrayals of TheFairFolk, and especially [[ChangelingTale part-fairy changelings]], have traits that sound like autism or Asperger's Syndrome.[[AWizardDidIt "explained"]] why children displayed psycho-behavioural peculiarities which would now be {{demythtifi|cation}}ed by [[DoingInTheWizard medical science]].
18th Nov '17 6:44:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In 2003, a software engineer called Terry Davis had what he considers to be a religious revelation and most other people (including several medical professionals) consider to be the onset of schizophrenia. The end result of this experience was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TempleOS TempleOS]], a {{Retraux}} operating system built around a program that (at least according to Davis) enables the user to receive direct messages from God through the medium of random number generation.

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* In 2003, a software engineer called Terry Davis had what he considers to be a religious revelation and most other people (including several medical professionals) consider to be the onset of schizophrenia. The end result of this experience was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TempleOS TempleOS]], TempleOS,]] a {{Retraux}} operating system built around a program that (at least according to Davis) enables the user to receive direct messages from God through the medium of random number generation.
18th Nov '17 6:44:02 PM WillKeaton
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** One of the pages is even titled "[[http://www.lastres0rt.com/2007/11/among-the-blind-the-one-eyed-man-is-insane/ Among the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is Insane]]".

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** One of the pages is even titled "[[http://www.[[http://www.lastres0rt.com/2007/11/among-the-blind-the-one-eyed-man-is-insane/ Among "Among the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is Insane]]".Insane."]]



* Some people involved with the New Age belief system believe Autistic children, as well as children with ADHD and other neurodivergences, are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children indigo children]], children with indigo auras sent to heal the world.

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* Some people involved with the New Age belief system believe Autistic children, as well as children with ADHD and other neurodivergences, are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children indigo children]], children,]] children with indigo auras sent to heal the world.



* Among the Hmong people epileptics are believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world and so they are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.

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* Among the Hmong people epileptics are believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world and so they are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" Down"]] chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.
18th Nov '17 6:41:40 PM WillKeaton
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Can overlap with TheSoulless in regard to [[TheSociopath sociopathy]]. See also MadOracle and ByTheEyesOfTheBlind. If the character gets something useful out of their supernatural connection, it's also a case of DisabilitySuperpower. If the application of this "something useful" changes people's lives for the better in a dramatic fashion, it also makes the characters InspirationallyDisadvantaged. If applied badly, this Trope can create UnfortunateImplications and a BrokenAesop (if insane people are supernaturally awesome and people trying to help them through therapy or medicine are all allies of whichever evil is roaming around, then doesn't that means that therapy and/or medication are evil ([[NoMedicationForMe and better off not taken]])? Or if the reason for your depression is literally the ghost of your loved one having UnfinishedBusiness and not plain grief, then why bother spending time and money getting counsel, anyway?).

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Can overlap with TheSoulless in regard to [[TheSociopath sociopathy]]. See also MadOracle and ByTheEyesOfTheBlind. If the character gets something useful out of their supernatural connection, it's also a case of DisabilitySuperpower. If the application of this "something useful" changes people's lives for the better in a dramatic fashion, it also makes the characters InspirationallyDisadvantaged. If applied badly, this Trope can create UnfortunateImplications and a BrokenAesop (if BrokenAesop. (If insane people are supernaturally awesome and people trying to help them through therapy or medicine are all allies of whichever evil is roaming around, then doesn't that means that therapy and/or medication are evil ([[NoMedicationForMe and better off not taken]])? Or if the reason for your depression is literally the ghost of your loved one having UnfinishedBusiness and not plain grief, then why bother spending time and money getting counsel, anyway?).
anyway?)
7th Nov '17 7:22:08 PM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/'': Mutants with force field powers have a significant chance of developing adult-onset autism.

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* ''TabletopGame/'': ''TabletopGame/MutantCityBlues'': Mutants with force field powers have a significant chance of developing adult-onset autism.
7th Nov '17 2:55:23 PM jormis29
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* ''[[{{TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse}} Werewolf: The Apocalypse]]'': If a human child fails to become a wereraven (because their magical spirit egg was stolen before their first transformation) they tend to become autistic suddenly (despite autism spectrum disorders being congenital in real life).

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* ''[[{{TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse}} Werewolf: The Apocalypse]]'': ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'': If a human child fails to become a wereraven (because their magical spirit egg was stolen before their first transformation) they tend to become autistic suddenly (despite autism spectrum disorders being congenital in real life).



* ''Mutant City Blues'': Mutants with force field powers have a significant chance of developing adult-onset autism.

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* ''Mutant City Blues'': ''TabletopGame/'': Mutants with force field powers have a significant chance of developing adult-onset autism.
18th Sep '17 7:45:50 PM zarpaulus
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* While there are plenty of ways to develop mental disorders [[SanitySlippage "normally"]] in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', the post-Singularity nanovirus that gives asyncs their PsychicPowers [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity always]] induces at least one disorder. In addition, many of the lower-level powers resemble savant abilities more than anything supernatural, such as [[PhotographicMemory Hyperthymesia]], HyperAwareness, [[LivingLieDetector Superior Kinesics]], Filter (hyperfocus), and [[CombatClairvoyance Predictive Boost]].
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