History Main / PinealWeirdness

25th Dec '15 7:26:34 PM jormis29
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* In ''TopTen'', an alien's diet is based on the chemicals secreted by the pineal gland, requiring a round of brain eating once a year. Police initially think it's just a calendar-themed serial killer. This assumption is helped by the fact [[DisposableSexWorker all the past victims are prostitutes]].
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* In ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', an alien's diet is based on the chemicals secreted by the pineal gland, requiring a round of brain eating once a year. Police initially think it's just a calendar-themed serial killer. This assumption is helped by the fact [[DisposableSexWorker all the past victims are prostitutes]].

* Averted in the VisualNovel ''{{Ever 17}}'' where there's a brief discussion of the pineal gland and how it relates to the third eye, but it's dismissed as nonsense. They even [[ShownTheirWork mention Descartes' theories about it and the evolutionary history of it as a light sensitive organ]]. * ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Survivor]]'' shows how Tyrants are made - their key ingredient is a hormone secreted in the pineal gland of adolescent boys feeling extreme terror or stress. Umbrella's answer for harvesting such: remove the gland ''without anesthetic''. Needless to say, [[MoralEventHorizon it works]]. * In ''{{Postal}}'': Apocalypse Weekend, when you go to the insane asylum, you find scrawlings within that detail plans to eat the inmates pineal glands with a fork. These show up in several areas, so its not quite clear whether the inmates, the staff, or both were planning on harvesting the inmates.
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* Averted in the VisualNovel ''{{Ever ''VisualNovel/{{Ever 17}}'' where there's a brief discussion of the pineal gland and how it relates to the third eye, but it's dismissed as nonsense. They even [[ShownTheirWork mention Descartes' theories about it and the evolutionary history of it as a light sensitive organ]]. * ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Resident Evil: Survivor]]'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivo'' shows how Tyrants are made - their key ingredient is a hormone secreted in the pineal gland of adolescent boys feeling extreme terror or stress. Umbrella's answer for harvesting such: remove the gland ''without anesthetic''. Needless to say, [[MoralEventHorizon it works]]. * In ''{{Postal}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'': Apocalypse Weekend, when you go to the insane asylum, you find scrawlings within that detail plans to eat the inmates pineal glands with a fork. These show up in several areas, so its not quite clear whether the inmates, the staff, or both were planning on harvesting the inmates.

* In {{Spinnerette}}, all SuperEmpowering [[{{Macguffin}} Cherenkov-Kirby reactors]] are made from the pineal gland of Doctor Zhang, aka Ultra, the first superhero.
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* In {{Spinnerette}}, ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', all SuperEmpowering [[{{Macguffin}} Cherenkov-Kirby reactors]] are made from the pineal gland of Doctor Zhang, aka Ultra, the first superhero.
25th Dec '15 6:50:06 PM nombretomado
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* A SilverAge {{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 SilverAge ''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 SilverAge [[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 SilverAge [[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."
6th Sep '15 9:14:40 AM Micah
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* In the Fancy vs. Nasty update in ''Videogame/TeamFortress2'', for the Fists of Steel description:
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* * ''Videogame/TeamFortress2'': ** In the Fancy vs. Nasty update in ''Videogame/TeamFortress2'', for update, the Fists of Steel description:description says:

[[folder:Web Originals]] * DoctorSteel's PSA, "Imagination." [[/folder]]
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6th Sep '15 6:09:55 AM GovernorExplosion
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** In the comic "Old Wounds", Medic injects a whale's pineal gland into Sniper's brain stem, and dismisses Sniper's vision of [[spoiler: going to Heaven and meeting his adoptive parents again]] as a mere hallucination.
30th Mar '15 12:57:10 PM nombretomado
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* The Diclonii in ''ElfenLied'' start their lives as humans with a huge pineal gland. If their psychic "Vector" arms come in contact with a normal human's pineal gland, that human will only create Diclonii when they reproduce.
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* The Diclonii in ''ElfenLied'' ''Manga/ElfenLied'' start their lives as humans with a huge pineal gland. If their psychic "Vector" arms come in contact with a normal human's pineal gland, that human will only create Diclonii when they reproduce.
24th Mar '15 1:08:41 PM Micah
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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. ** Since the event ended a ''long'' time ago, the remaining pineal glands are now incredibly valuable in the Mall. (The developers have stated that when the price gets too high, they'll come up with a way to put more glands into the Kingdom, but we shouldn't expect that any time soon.)
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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. ** NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Since the event ended a ''long'' time ago, the remaining pineal glands are now incredibly valuable in the Mall. (The developers have stated that when the price gets too high, they'll come up with a way to put more glands into the Kingdom, but we shouldn't expect that any time soon.)
23rd Mar '15 9:52:55 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' (the movie), a description of what will happen if you eat a pineal gland.
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-->-- ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' (the movie), a description of what will happen if you eat a pineal gland.
10th Feb '15 3:44:45 PM ManCalledTrue
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** Since the event ended a ''long'' time ago, the remaining pineal glands are now incredibly valuable in the Mall. (The developers have stated that when the price gets too high, they'll come up with a way to put more glands into the Kingdom, but we shouldn't expect that any time soon.)
3rd Aug '14 10:26:51 AM SharleeD
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* In the 1959 monster movie ''Fulm/TheAlligatorPeople'', secretions from alligator pituitary glands regeneration injured humans' wounds, then cause them to sprout scales within a year of treatment.
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* In the 1959 monster movie ''Fulm/TheAlligatorPeople'', ''Film/TheAlligatorPeople'', secretions from alligator pituitary glands cause rapid regeneration that repairs injured humans' wounds, then only to cause them to sprout scales within a year of treatment.
3rd Aug '14 10:26:02 AM SharleeD
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* In the 1959 monster movie ''The Alligator People'', secretions from alligator pituitary glands regeneration injured humans' wounds, then cause them to sprout scales within a year of treatment.
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* In the 1959 monster movie ''The Alligator People'', ''Fulm/TheAlligatorPeople'', secretions from alligator pituitary glands regeneration injured humans' wounds, then cause them to sprout scales within a year of treatment.
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