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19th Jan '17 1:53:33 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The Brazen Head of the Vault Dweller appears in a humorous EasterEgg in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}''.
* The "Meet the Medic" video of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' features the decapitated but still-living head of BLU Spy, stuck in RED Medic's refridgerator.

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* The Brazen Head of the Vault Dweller appears in a humorous EasterEgg in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}''.
2}}''. It's a huge stone head like the ones at the village. You have to "argue" with him (read say "are to" to his "are not") for twleve hours for him to concede that you are the ChosenOne. He gives you a [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Monument_chunk chunk of rock]] as a parting gift and tells you to get lost. If your Steal skill is less than 95% and you try to snag a few more he dishes out 14,000 hit points of damage and instantly vaporizes you.
-->"Damn tourists..."
* The "Meet the Medic" video of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' features the decapitated but still-living head of BLU Spy, stuck in RED Medic's refridgerator.refrigerator.
19th Jan '17 1:47:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In one story arc of ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' an immortal warrior gets her head cut off. She can still talk, but only if somebody [[{{Squick}} blows air up her neck]].

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* In one the "Rise of the Funsnake" story arc of ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' an immortal warrior Morag The Immortal gets her head cut off.bitten off by the Funsnake. She can still talk, but only if somebody [[{{Squick}} blows air up her neck]].
26th Dec '16 3:58:08 PM nombretomado
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* The Celtic god-hero Bran the Blessed ([[BrianBlessed no relation, probably]]), whose severed head continued to speak after his death and, according to one legend, is still buried under the Tower of London.

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* The Celtic god-hero Bran the Blessed ([[BrianBlessed ([[Creator/BrianBlessed no relation, probably]]), whose severed head continued to speak after his death and, according to one legend, is still buried under the Tower of London.
10th Nov '16 8:17:18 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Bob in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. In the books, Bob is an air spirit bound into a skull, while in the TV series, he is a human ghost who "lives" there and comes out when Harry needs his services...or whenever he feels like it.

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* Bob in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. In the books, Bob is an air spirit bound into a skull, while in the TV series, he is a human ghost who "lives" there and comes out when Harry needs his services... or whenever he feels like it.



* The NICE in ''That Hideous Strength'' by C. S. Lewis have the severed head of an executed criminal attached to a machine that keeps it alive and lets it speak. But it turns out it's not the original owner who's using it...
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/MagicInc.'', an African sorcerer consults the ShrunkenHead of his grandfather.

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* The NICE in ''That Hideous Strength'' by C. S. Lewis have the severed head of an executed criminal attached to a machine that keeps it alive and lets it speak. But it turns out it's not the original owner who's using it...
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/MagicInc.'', ''Literature/MagicInc'', an African sorcerer consults the ShrunkenHead of his grandfather.



*** The BGH wasn't really oracular so much as he was the Solomons' boss and therefore a figure of terror for them...until he came to Earth, got drunk on the plane, and decided he liked it here.

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*** The BGH wasn't really oracular so much as he was the Solomons' boss and therefore a figure of terror for them... until he came to Earth, got drunk on the plane, and decided he liked it here.
30th Oct '16 10:22:33 AM nombretomado
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** ...and ''{{GURPS}}: Fantasy'' where he still has access powerful magic.

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** ...and ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Fantasy'' where he still has access powerful magic.
11th Oct '16 9:59:35 PM PaulA
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* ''The Skull of Truth'' from TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday in Creator/BruceCoville's young adult novel ''Literature/MagicShop'' series.

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* ''The Skull of Truth'' from TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday In ''Literature/TheSkullOfTruth'' by Creator/BruceCoville, the protagonist finds an oracular skull named Yorick in Creator/BruceCoville's young adult novel ''Literature/MagicShop'' series.TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday.
20th Sep '16 8:31:26 PM nombretomado
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* '''{{Avernum}}'' had the Xian Skull, a skull that would randomly talk while carried around in the party's inventory.

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* '''{{Avernum}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' had the Xian Skull, a skull that would randomly talk while carried around in the party's inventory.
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.''
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