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13th Jul '17 3:47:30 PM Vir
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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[{{Film/Lucy}} travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]]. This is all to solve a hidden images puzzle by the way.

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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' "Brain Percentages", the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[{{Film/Lucy}} [[Film/{{Lucy}} travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]]. This is all to solve a hidden images puzzle puzzle, by the way.
7th Jul '17 9:25:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* Mentioned and immediately debunked in ''Literature/RunProgram''. The person debunking it compares it to a car driving on a highway. If it was operating at 100% capacity, then ''every single system would be on at the same time''. Imagine wipers constantly working, both the gas and the brake pedals floored, with every single gear engaged (including the reverse), and doors constantly opening and closing. That would be our brains at 100%.
27th Jun '17 10:34:23 PM LemonsAreLikeCandy13
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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[Film/Lucy travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]]. This is all to solve a hidden images puzzle by the way.

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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[Film/Lucy [[{{Film/Lucy}} travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]]. This is all to solve a hidden images puzzle by the way.
24th Jun '17 8:44:36 PM LinTaylor
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* Tohru brings this up during a conversation in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. [[PlayedForLaughs Note that Tohru 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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* Tohru brings this up during a conversation in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. [[PlayedForLaughs Note that Tohru is a dragon with almost zero understanding of human biology and she brought it up in response to seeing a magic trick]]. The English dub works in a TakeThat against ''Film/{{Lucy}}'' by having Tohru say that she heard about it from a "should-be-forgettable movie".
18th Jun '17 8:02:28 AM Dvandemon
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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[Film/Lucy travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]].

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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[Film/Lucy travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]]. This is all to solve a hidden images puzzle by the way.
18th Jun '17 7:59:31 AM Dvandemon
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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Teen Titans Go!]] episode ''"Brain Percentages"'' the use of this trope is heavily lampshaded; first Cyborg points out how incorrect it is but the other Titans dismiss him because it wouldn't be used in so many shows and movies if it weren't true. Beast Boy increases the percentage of his brain anyway and along the way [[Film/Lucy travels back in time to physically contact his prehistoric ancestor and inexplicably becomes a reality warping computer at 100% brainpower]].
6th Jun '17 4:24:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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6th Jun '17 4:24:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Referred to in ''Series/KyleXY''. The titular Kyle has a highly advanced brain, learning to speak in one day, and learning kung fu and Chinese from watching an old Bruce Lee movie. They give him a CAT scan and the scan showed he used 80% of his brain. However, the doctors noted this as strange, citing the problems one would have at 100% brain usage (such as seizures), and wrote it off as a machine malfunction. The audience and the character Josh know it's not a malfunction by being GenreSavvy. It is later shown that if he uses his powers too much, he will get a seizure.

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* Referred to in ''Series/KyleXY''. The titular Kyle has a highly advanced brain, learning to speak in one day, and learning kung fu and Chinese from watching an old Bruce Lee movie. They give him a CAT scan and the scan showed he used 80% of his brain. However, the doctors noted this as strange, citing the problems one would have at 100% brain usage (such as seizures), and wrote it off as a machine malfunction. The audience and the character Josh know it's not a malfunction by being GenreSavvy.malfunction. It is later shown that if he uses his powers too much, he will get a seizure.
28th May '17 2:54:49 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, a.k.a. Slade, from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', has this as one of his powers (though it's not stated outright in the series, only the comics). Later retconned in that he uses his brain in various ways that regular humans do not. His grey matter got re-routed and reprogrammed. Makes slightly more sense - at least in terms of comic book science.

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* ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, a.k.a. Slade, from ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', has this as one of his powers (though it's not stated outright in the series, only the comics).powers. Later retconned in that he uses his brain in various ways that regular humans do not. His grey matter got re-routed and reprogrammed. Makes slightly more sense - at least in terms of comic book science.
20th May '17 1:43:47 PM nombretomado
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* ValiantComics invoked this with the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Harbingers]], people with StockSuperpowers. Unlike their [[{{Mutant}} equivalents]] in some other comic universes, Harbingers are not physically different from other humans. Elevated levels of activity in their brains result in [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities]] that give them their powers. Ordinary humans can duplicate Harbinger powers through the use [[AppliedPhlebotinum special cybernetic brain implants]].

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* ValiantComics Creator/ValiantComics invoked this with the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Harbingers]], people with StockSuperpowers. Unlike their [[{{Mutant}} equivalents]] in some other comic universes, Harbingers are not physically different from other humans. Elevated levels of activity in their brains result in [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities]] that give them their powers. Ordinary humans can duplicate Harbinger powers through the use [[AppliedPhlebotinum special cybernetic brain implants]].
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