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28th Nov '16 8:25:52 PM newPS3D
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* At least in the film, this is stated in {{Akira}}, where everyone has powers but aren't always "activated". The Espers have medication that keep them under control to an extent, though poor Tetsuo doesn't, ultimately leading to his ultimate form, AGodAmI.
2nd Nov '16 10:09:51 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''{{Film/Lucy}}'' is playing it 100% dead straight, straighter than we've seen in a decade or two. Unlocking more and more takes her down the Jean Grey path of increasing mind powers. Using 100% of one's brain capacity leads to omniscience ''and'' omnipotence, making the title character practically a PhysicalGod. The trailer also features Morgan Freeman's character [[ArtisticLicenseBiology --said to be one of the world's top experts on the workings of the human brain-- repeating the misconception]]. According to WordOfGod, they were aware this is just a myth but chose to go with it anyway as a WhatIf.

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* ''{{Film/Lucy}}'' is playing it 100% dead straight, straighter than we've seen in a decade or two. Unlocking more and more takes her down the Jean Grey path of increasing mind powers. Using 100% of one's brain capacity leads to omniscience ''and'' omnipotence, making the title character practically a PhysicalGod. The trailer also features Morgan Freeman's character [[ArtisticLicenseBiology --said to be one of the world's top experts on the workings of the human brain-- repeating the misconception]]. According to WordOfGod, they were aware this is just a myth [[IMeantToDoThat but chose to go with it anyway as a a]] WhatIf.
24th Oct '16 9:37:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kdkFJa2VJM parodied]] the concept with a man who invented a device that lets him fire all his neurons at the same time. Every time he turns it on, he has a seizure.

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kdkFJa2VJM parodied]] the concept with a man who invented a device that lets him fire all his neurons at the same time. Every time he turns it on, he has a seizure.
12th Oct '16 6:52:50 PM TheGunheart
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] on Series/AgentsOfSHIELD, where Dr. Holden Radcliff explains that it's a myth that we only use 10% of our brains.
17th Aug '16 9:17:26 AM Daedalis
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* ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'' explains its magical naming system by drawing a line between the waking mind and the sleeping mind, with the sleeping mind being more powerful and more knowledgeable but difficult to access.
30th Jul '16 6:19:00 PM WillKeaton
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** Later, in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2106 the main strip]], an Immortal starts telling a series of BlatantLies in order to demonstrate to a confused gryphon that Immortals are capable of lying. This is one of them.

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** Later, in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2106 the main strip]], strip,]] an Immortal starts telling a series of BlatantLies in order to demonstrate to a confused gryphon that Immortals are capable of lying. This is one of them.
30th Jul '16 6:17:20 PM WillKeaton
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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''All-Consuming Fire'', a character with psychic abilities (pyrokinesis, specifically) is discovered to have suffered a major head trauma that destroyed a large chunk of his brain. Bernice mentions the 90% thing, and speculates that the man's brain, in the course of rerouting around the damage, started using a previously unused part of the brain and activated the pyrokinesis.

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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures New Adventures]] novel ''All-Consuming Fire'', a character with psychic abilities (pyrokinesis, specifically) is discovered to have suffered a major head trauma that destroyed a large chunk of his brain. Bernice mentions the 90% thing, and speculates that the man's brain, in the course of rerouting around the damage, started using a previously unused part of the brain and activated the pyrokinesis.
24th Jul '16 6:17:27 AM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* When one member of Belinda's medical staff mentions this myth in [[http://www.legostargalactica.net/2016/07/24/07242016/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/LegostarGalactica'', she answers by delivering an [[BerserkButton angry rant]]. (The comic's author once was a neuroscientist himself, so this is quite understandably a PetPeeve of him.)

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* When one member of Belinda's medical staff mentions this myth in [[http://www.legostargalactica.net/2016/07/24/07242016/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/LegostarGalactica'', she answers by delivering an [[BerserkButton angry rant]]. (The comic's author once was a neuroscientist himself, so this is quite understandably a PetPeeve pet peeve of him.)
24th Jul '16 6:16:37 AM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* When one member of Belinda's medical staff mentions this myth in [[http://www.legostargalactica.net/2016/07/24/07242016/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/LegostarGalactica'', she answers by delivering an [[BerserkButton angry rant]]. (The comic's author once was a neuroscientist himself, so this is quite understandably a PetPeeve of him.)
23rd Jul '16 6:20:43 PM Gamermaster
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* Tooru brings this up during a conversation in ''Manga/KobayashiSanChiNoMaidDragon''. [[PlayedForLaughs Note that Tooru is a dragon with almost zero understanding of human biology and she brought it up in response to seeing a magic trick]].
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