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24th Jul '16 9:43:19 PM PaulA
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* In ''TheLastUnicorn,'' a skull tells the main characters how to find the Red Bull's lair. This was changed to an entire skeleton for the movie, probably to make for more interesting animation.

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* In ''TheLastUnicorn,'' ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', a skull tells the main characters how to find the Red Bull's lair. This was changed to an entire skeleton for the movie, probably to make for more interesting animation.
17th Jun '16 10:15:46 PM ManicDepressiveMouse
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* Robert Greene's play ''Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay'' dramatizes the legend of the Brazen Head.
13th Jun '16 10:54:18 AM WillKeaton
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* ComicBook/TheSandman has Orpheus, Morpheus' son, an oracle and disembodied head.

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* ComicBook/TheSandman ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' has Orpheus, Morpheus' son, an oracle and disembodied head.



** ...who puts in an appearance in ComicBook/TheSandman.

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** ...who puts in an appearance in ComicBook/TheSandman.''ComicBook/TheSandman.''
13th Jun '16 10:52:37 AM WillKeaton
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A common variation in medieval lore was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_Head Brazen Head]], which could answer any question and make oracular pronouncements. The Brazen Head crops up in the stories surrounding many medieval magicians, including Roger Bacon and {{Faust}}.

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A common variation in medieval lore was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_Head Brazen Head]], Head,]] which could answer any question and make oracular pronouncements. The Brazen Head crops up in the stories surrounding many medieval magicians, including Roger Bacon and {{Faust}}.
4th Jun '16 11:17:53 PM AlataSkick
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*** Gosei's Japanese counterpart in Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger, Master Head, also resembles a Tiki.

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*** Gosei's Japanese counterpart in Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger, Master Head, also resembles a Tiki.
4th Jun '16 11:17:15 PM AlataSkick
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*** Gosei's Japanese counterpart in Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger, Master Head, also resembles a Tiki.
6th Apr '16 3:35:29 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''MythTheFallenLords'' had a talking, severed head show up in the cutscenes, serving as an adviser to the sorcerer-generals in charge of the war against [[BigBad Balor]]. Turns out that [[spoiler:the head is more interested in sowing chaos and discord among the good guys then actually helping them win.]] Given the amount of stuff that was based on Celtic lore, he's probably based on the aforementioned Bran.

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* ''MythTheFallenLords'' had a talking, severed head show up in the cutscenes, serving as an adviser to the sorcerer-generals in charge of the war against [[BigBad Balor]]. Turns out that [[spoiler:the head is more interested in sowing chaos and discord among the good guys then actually helping them win.]] Given the amount of stuff that was based on Celtic lore, he's probably based on the aforementioned Bran. The prequel established that [[spoiler: the head is actually from a previous incarnation of the BigBad]].
28th Feb '16 2:46:45 PM nombretomado
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* The "Big Giant Head" from ''ThirdRockFromTheSun''.

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* The "Big Giant Head" from ''ThirdRockFromTheSun''.''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.
21st Feb '16 1:47:52 PM Dravencour
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* Oz the Great and Powerful from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' first appeared as a great and looming head before turning out to be TheManBehindTheCurtain.
30th Jan '16 11:25:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Skull the Bone Head in ''[[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports No Fear: Dangerous Sports]]'', though he's strictly for the snark.

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* Skull the Bone Head in ''[[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports No Fear: Dangerous Sports]]'', ''Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports'', though he's strictly for the snark.



* The ''{{Planescape}}'' campaign setting features Mimir: 'Living' encyclopaedias that take the form of floating, animate skulls and recite any knowledge they contain on demand. Mimirs are magical constructs and typically not sentient in and by themselves (this varies depending on the creator and the Mimir's intended use, however, and sentient Mimir do exist).

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* The ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' campaign setting features Mimir: 'Living' encyclopaedias that take the form of floating, animate skulls and recite any knowledge they contain on demand. Mimirs are magical constructs and typically not sentient in and by themselves (this varies depending on the creator and the Mimir's intended use, however, and sentient Mimir do exist).



* The announcement for the Second Edition of ''{{Ironclaw}}'' [[http://www.sanguinegames.com/2010/03/29/time-is-coming-ironclaw/ makes a direct reference to the Brazen Head variant]].

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* The announcement for the Second Edition of ''{{Ironclaw}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' [[http://www.sanguinegames.com/2010/03/29/time-is-coming-ironclaw/ makes a direct reference to the Brazen Head variant]].
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