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14th Aug '16 1:50:30 PM nombretomado
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12th Aug '16 1:25:40 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, the Cetagandan Empire figures out how to bioengineer telepathy; their starting point is a homeless woman with a mutated pineal gland.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'' ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, the Cetagandan Empire figures out how to bioengineer telepathy; their starting point is a homeless woman with a mutated pineal gland.
20th Apr '16 6:05:42 AM narm00
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* In ''{{Abberrant}}'', Novas draw their power from the Node, a part of their brain that grows in size when their power is awakened and grows further as they become more powerful. While no mention of it being the pineal gland has been made, it is implied to follow this rationale.

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* In ''{{Abberrant}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', Novas draw their power from the Node, a part of their brain that grows in size when their power is awakened and grows further as they become more powerful. While no mention of it being the pineal gland has been made, it is implied to follow this rationale.
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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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.
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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.
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