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19th Mar '18 6:25:48 PM Winter
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* In ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis 2040'', Dr. Stingray's Boomer technology is ultimately based on a reproduction of his wife's pineal gland implanted into his daughter Sylia's brain to grow into the first Boomer cores. [[spoiler: The Knight Sabers' hardsuits are derived from the same basic technology, which greatly restricts who can use them successfully. In addition, the implant resonates with prototype unit Galatea to give all three Knight Sabers visions of Sylia's past.]]
4th Jan '18 2:42:00 AM Doug86
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* René Barjavel's ''Le Voyageur Imprudent'' treats the matter slightly more realistically. In the far future, a subspecies of humanity that specializes in improved eyesight has three eyes on stalks. One of them is the pineal gland, which has (re)gained full functionality as a visual organ.

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* René Barjavel's Creator/ReneBarjavel's ''Le Voyageur Imprudent'' treats the matter slightly more realistically. In the far future, a subspecies of humanity that specializes in improved eyesight has three eyes on stalks. One of them is the pineal gland, which has (re)gained full functionality as a visual organ.
19th Dec '17 12:24:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** If you have trouble activating your Pineal, try the appendix which works almost as well.
11th Dec '17 4:07:44 PM thatother1dude
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* In the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] movie ''Film/FromBeyond'', the mad scientist stimulates his pineal gland, allowing him to see into other dimensions. Freshly put to use, it grows to the extent that it pops out of his head on a stalk. To the further amusement of anyone familiar with brain anatomy, as the stalk extends in front, yet the pineal gland is near the ''back'' of the human brain.

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* In the [[Creator/HPLovecraft [[LovecraftOnFilm Lovecraftian]] movie ''Film/FromBeyond'', the mad scientist stimulates his pineal gland, allowing him to see into other dimensions. Freshly put to use, it grows to the extent that it pops out of his head on a stalk. To the further amusement of anyone familiar with brain anatomy, as the stalk extends in front, yet the pineal gland is near the ''back'' of the human brain.
2nd Dec '17 2:16:46 PM lillolillo
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* A [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Superman}} comic had Superman exposed to radiation that caused his pineal gland to develop into a literal third eye. Of course, this was ''exactly'' what he needed to defeat the villain.
* A [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story had her visiting the future in response to a call for help from the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes. To get her up to date on the pending crisis, they used a future-tech device to download the info into her "'Third Eye' pineal gland."

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* A [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} comic had Superman exposed to radiation that caused his pineal gland to develop into a literal third eye. Of course, this was ''exactly'' what he needed to defeat the villain.
* A [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story had her visiting the future in response to a call for help from the ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes.ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #287. To get her up to date on the pending crisis, they used a future-tech device to download the info into her "'Third Eye' pineal gland."
12th Sep '17 12:36:45 AM PaulA
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* In the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] movie ''Film/FromBeyond'', the mad scientist stimulates his pineal gland, allowing him to see into other dimensions. Freshly put to use, it grows to the extent that it pops out of his head on a stalk. To the further amusement of anyone familiar with brain anatomy, as the stalk extends in front, yet the pineal gland is near the ''back'' of the human brain. (The pineal gland is the organ of enhanced perception in the original story, too, though without the popping-out-from-the-forehead bit.)

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* In the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] movie ''Film/FromBeyond'', the mad scientist stimulates his pineal gland, allowing him to see into other dimensions. Freshly put to use, it grows to the extent that it pops out of his head on a stalk. To the further amusement of anyone familiar with brain anatomy, as the stalk extends in front, yet the pineal gland is near the ''back'' of the human brain. (The pineal gland is the organ of enhanced perception in the original story, too, though without the popping-out-from-the-forehead bit.)



* In Creator/HPLovecraft's story ''From Beyond'', a MadScientist creates a machine which stimulates the pineal gland, allowing humans to see ''really clearly''. Apparently "fresh air" and "blue sky" are made out of amoeba-like monstrosities, and some unspeakable, unseen things stalk other lifeforms, and consume them into nothingness in seconds. This is the main risk for humans who open their eyes into this true reality, because what's actually going on is that they're seeing into normally-invisible dimensions that intersect with ours. The danger is that people who gain the ability to see into those dimensions also [[OhCrap become visible to the things that live there]].

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's story ''From Beyond'', "Literature/FromBeyond", a MadScientist creates a machine which stimulates the pineal gland, allowing humans to see ''really clearly''. Apparently "fresh air" and "blue sky" are made out of amoeba-like monstrosities, and some unspeakable, unseen things stalk other lifeforms, and consume them into nothingness in seconds. This is the main risk for humans who open their eyes into this true reality, because what's actually going on is that they're seeing into normally-invisible dimensions that intersect with ours. The danger is that people who gain the ability to see into those dimensions also [[OhCrap become visible to the things that live there]].
15th Jul '17 2:56:31 PM Yuihime
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* In the novel ''Return to Doomstar'', one of the planets visited by the protagonists has FunctionalMagic. In order to use it, the existing settlers compulsively cannibalize one another for their pineal glands, and attempt to do so to their guests. [[WouldHurtAChild The absence of children is conspicuously noted even before the reveal]].
8th Jul '17 9:00:52 AM nombretomado
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Because the human pineal gland is buried deep in the fleshy bits of the brain and was the last part of the endocrine system to be understood, it's picked up a bunch of mystical baggage. Often it's associated with telepathy and/or enlightenment; sometimes it's referred to as a "ThirdEye". To be fair, TheOtherWiki does say that in nonmammal vertebrates the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineal_gland pineal gland has cells similar to those in the retina]]. In some reptiles, fish, and amphibians, it even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parietal_eye connects to an external opening and has light-sensing properties]] (which serve to regulate physiological day/night cycles rather than to perceive).

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Because the human pineal gland is buried deep in the fleshy bits of the brain and was the last part of the endocrine system to be understood, it's picked up a bunch of mystical baggage. Often it's associated with telepathy and/or enlightenment; sometimes it's referred to as a "ThirdEye". To be fair, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki does say that in nonmammal vertebrates the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineal_gland pineal gland has cells similar to those in the retina]]. In some reptiles, fish, and amphibians, it even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parietal_eye connects to an external opening and has light-sensing properties]] (which serve to regulate physiological day/night cycles rather than to perceive).
26th May '17 12:57:13 PM Berrenta
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* In ''Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing'', there used to be a quest where you had to [[TwentyBearAsses collect the pineal glands]] of zombies to make a vaccine. Zombie Pineal Glands still have a purpose, showing that TheDevteamThinksOfEverything: they're a small but essential component of a ''literal'' NinjaPirateZombieRobot. The event ended a ''long'' time ago, and for a good while pineal glands were extremely expensive in the Mall. Eventually, the Item of the Month known as "the Deck of Every Card" gave players a way to fight zombies from the event, giving a new way for pineal glands to enter the Kingdom.

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* In ''Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing'', there used to be a quest where you had to [[TwentyBearAsses collect the pineal glands]] of zombies to make a vaccine. Zombie Pineal Glands still have a purpose, showing that TheDevteamThinksOfEverything: purpose: they're a small but essential component of a ''literal'' NinjaPirateZombieRobot. The event ended a ''long'' time ago, and for a good while pineal glands were extremely expensive in the Mall. Eventually, the Item of the Month known as "the Deck of Every Card" gave players a way to fight zombies from the event, giving a new way for pineal glands to enter the Kingdom.
1st Jan '17 6:40:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/AmericanGothic'' Lucas mentions the supposed importance of the pineal gland/third eye. Yancy then stabs him in the area in an attempt to kill him.

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* In ''Series/AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'' Lucas mentions the supposed importance of the pineal gland/third eye. Yancy then stabs him in the area in an attempt to kill him.
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