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26th Aug '16 11:54:33 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', an unexpected side effect of Misaka's electricity powers is immunity to psychics, as her natural electromagnetic fields interfere with their mental signals.

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', an unexpected side effect of Misaka's electricity powers is immunity to psychics, as her natural electromagnetic fields interfere with their mental signals. Touma is also mostly immune to telepathy due to [[AntiMagic Imagine Breaker]], though one exceptionally powerful psychic was barely able to get a thought into his head (which would have instantly been erased if he had so much as touched his head with his hand).
15th Jul '16 6:54:15 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Koishi from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. After she sealed off her third eye, she gained the ability to move around completely free of thought, rendering her immune to all kinds of mind-reading and detection. The block is not so much against others as it is Koishi shutting ''her own mind'' out. She can't be read because there's ''nothing to read''.

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* Koishi from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. After she sealed off her third eye, she gained the ability to move around completely free of thought, rendering her immune to all kinds of mind-reading and detection. The block is not so much against others as it is Koishi shutting ''her own mind'' out. She can't be read because there's ''nothing to read''. As such, [[TheDitz it makes her "kinda dim".]]
8th Jul '16 5:31:09 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/XMen''

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Violine can't read Marushka's mind. Neither can her father, Francois. [[spoiler: It turns out it is because Marushka has HypnoticEyes, which block Violine's and Francois' powers]].
* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is actually not immune to mind reading. Reading his mind is just as easy as reading anyone else. The problem is making sense of what's going through his mind at any given moment; Emma Frost tried reading his mind and it was like listening in on a loud party where everyone is talking.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Violine can't read Marushka's mind. Neither can her father, Francois. [[spoiler: It François. [[spoiler:It turns out it is because Marushka has HypnoticEyes, which block Violine's and Francois' François' powers]].
* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} is not actually not immune to mind reading. Reading reading; reading his mind is just as easy as reading anyone else. else's. The problem is making sense of what's going through his mind at any given moment; moment. Emma Frost tried reading his mind and it was like listening in on a loud party where everyone is talking.



** In First Edition, all of the psionic defense modes fit this trope ''except'' Mental Barrier (which was PsychicStatic).

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** In First Edition, all of the psionic defense modes fit this trope ''except'' Mental Barrier (which was is PsychicStatic).



** In 3.5th edition, using the spell "Detect Thoughts" or the psionic power "Read Thoughts" on a subject with Intelligence 26 or more (and at least 10 more point that the mind-reader) results in the spell or power ending and the telepath being stunned.
*** In 3.5e you also get the spell Mind Blank, which renders you completely immune to any and all mind-affecting effects for a day once invoked. It also has the added benefit of making you undetectable to divination effects from anyone less than a deity.
** Ascetic [=PCs=] (with a Vow of Poverty) of at least 8th level gain Mind Shielding, which prevents their thoughts to be read or their CharacterAlignment to be detected.

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** In 3.5th 5[-[[superscript:th]]-] edition, using the spell "Detect Thoughts" or the psionic power "Read Thoughts" on a subject with Intelligence 26 or more (and at least 10 more point that the mind-reader) results in the spell or power ending and the telepath being stunned.
*** In 3.5e you ** You also get have the spell Mind Blank, "Mind Blank", which renders you completely immune to any and all mind-affecting effects for a day once invoked. It also has the added benefit of making you undetectable to divination effects from anyone less than a deity.
** Ascetic [=PCs=] (with a Vow of Poverty) of at least 8th 8[-[[superscript:th]]-] level gain Mind Shielding, which prevents their thoughts to be from being read or their CharacterAlignment to be being detected.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Characters who hold great favor with Khorne such as Bloodthirsters and Kharn the Betrayer are completely immune to psychic powers (as a WarGod, Khorne views sorcerers as weaklings who cheat in order to win against charging axe-wielding maniacs).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Characters who hold great favor with Khorne such as Bloodthirsters and Kharn the Betrayer are completely immune to psychic powers (as a WarGod, Khorne views sorcerers as weaklings who cheat in order to win against charging axe-wielding maniacs).



* All Ce-Matoran have this trait naturally in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. It can also be achieved by rigorous training, as done by the Order of Mata Nui.

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* All Ce-Matoran have this trait naturally in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. It can also be achieved by rigorous training, as done by the Order of Mata Nui.


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* In ''Series/FlandersCompany'', this is Déborah Levinsky's sole superpower. A powerful telepath is baffled that his psychic powers can't affect her, and wonder if she's some kind of mystic Buddhist monk. The truth is that [[TheDitz her brain is empty]]. Later, she's used as a HumanShield against another telepath -- it works perfectly.
18th May '16 7:17:56 PM Onlythrice
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout1'' offers the Mental Block perk, which inexplicably makes the player immune to [[BigBad The Master]]'s psychic attacks. The player can also obtain a psychic nullifier which provides the same benefit.
11th May '16 4:58:52 PM WillKeaton
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** A fourth variant is the SpecOps amnesia block: a specialized mental technique that allows a telepath to cut off certain selected memories from his conscious mind, rendering them inaccessible by interrogation, telepathic or otherwise. Only a few specially trained mind healers know how to reverse the effects.

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** A fourth variant is the SpecOps [=SpecOps=] amnesia block: a specialized mental technique that allows a telepath to cut off certain selected memories from his conscious mind, rendering them inaccessible by interrogation, telepathic or otherwise. Only a few specially trained mind healers know how to reverse the effects.
11th May '16 4:57:41 PM WillKeaton
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** Both Magneto and the Juggernaut posses helmets that act as psychic defenses, usually against Professor X.
5th May '16 2:00:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': When Oberon Sneer tries to mind probe Shakara, he gets way more than he bargained for. The entire area explodes and disables every psychic on the planet. Sneer is sitting in ground zero, mindlessly gibbering only one word: "Shakara".

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** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': When Oberon Sneer tries to mind probe Shakara, read Shakara's mind, he gets way more than he bargained for. The entire area explodes and it disables every psychic on the planet. Sneer is sitting in ground zero, mindlessly gibbering only one word: "Shakara".
3rd May '16 11:05:01 AM Dvandemon
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** The proliferation of this amongst their enemies is lampshaded by Iceman, noting that once all they had to do if they couldn't win normally was hold off their opponents long enough for Xavier to arrive. He ribs Rachel's current inability to do anything telepathically to their opponent after his point.
27th Apr '16 11:13:46 AM molokai198
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* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', the characters Turtle and Onyx are completely immune to [=NightWing=] mind-reading abilities. This turns out to be because [[spoiler:of their necklaces made of stone from a comet called skyfire. Moon later [[spoiler:gives sky fire to the rest of Jade Winglet]] so she won't be forced to intrude in their minds all of the time, despite Darkstalker warning her not to give away the one thing that can fight their powers.
27th Apr '16 7:05:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* As shown during ''The Cold Deck'', ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is shown to be capable of resisting psychic probes if he concentrates enough. The psi trying to probe him compares his mind to a closed fist.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
As shown during ''The Cold Deck'', ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' Judge Dredd is shown to be capable of resisting psychic probes if he concentrates enough. The psi trying to probe him compares his mind to a closed fist.fist.
** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': When Oberon Sneer tries to mind probe Shakara, he gets way more than he bargained for. The entire area explodes and disables every psychic on the planet. Sneer is sitting in ground zero, mindlessly gibbering only one word: "Shakara".



* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': When Oberon Sneer tries to mind probe Shakara, he gets way more than he bargained for. The entire area explodes and disables every psychic on the planet. Sneer is sitting in ground zero, mindlessly gibbering only one word: "Shakara".
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