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7th Feb '18 2:58:34 PM Corlagon
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* In ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', this is part of Resistance to Magic, which can be increased with a specific spell or elixir. Interestingly, the less intelligent creatures are, the more resistant they become. Spells break their will, not their instincts.
8th Jan '18 5:27:52 PM WillKeaton
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* Ocelot and the other Foxhound members in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' have special nanomachines that block out psychics much to Mantis' displeasure.

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* Ocelot and the other Foxhound members in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' have special nanomachines that block out psychics psychics, much to Mantis' displeasure.
8th Jan '18 5:26:20 PM WillKeaton
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* Daniel Jackson demonstrates this in season eight of ''Series/StargateSG1''. He's been captured by [=RepliCarter=], who is trying to probe his mind for the secrets of the Ancients, but by the point he has SeenItAll (both [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence literally]] and [[DeathIsCheap figuratively]]), so he can actually recognize what she's doing and stop her. He proceeds to [[Awesome/StargateSG1 arm-wrestle her psychically]].

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* Daniel Jackson demonstrates this in season eight of ''Series/StargateSG1''. He's been captured by [=RepliCarter=], who is trying to probe his mind for the secrets of the Ancients, but by the this point he has SeenItAll (both [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence literally]] and [[DeathIsCheap figuratively]]), so he can actually recognize what she's doing and stop her. He proceeds to [[Awesome/StargateSG1 arm-wrestle her psychically]].
8th Jan '18 5:25:26 PM WillKeaton
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** Presumably why Tosh can't read Jack's mind while wearing the pendant in the episode "Greeks Bearing Gifts". He says he could feel her "scrabbling about in there" but for some reason she couldn't hear anything unless Jack deliberately communicated a thought. This is likely a result of his training as a Temporal Agent. Given how many psychic beings are there in the universe, an operative needs to be able to keep others out of his mind. Even Torchwood-One provides some resistance training to weak psychic influence.

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** Presumably why Tosh can't read Jack's mind while wearing the pendant in the episode "Greeks Bearing Gifts". He says he could feel her "scrabbling about in there" but for some reason she couldn't hear anything unless Jack deliberately communicated a thought. This is likely a result of his training as a Temporal Agent. Given how many psychic beings are there are in the universe, an operative needs to be able to keep others out of his mind. Even Torchwood-One provides some resistance training to weak psychic influence.
8th Jan '18 5:24:42 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ExpandedUniverse]], Mara Jade has this power. Apparently the Emperor taught this to her as he wanted agents that his {{Dragon}} Darth Vader can't read, due to not trusting him fully. Of course that still didn't save him in the end.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ExpandedUniverse]], Expanded Universe]], Mara Jade has this power. Apparently the Emperor taught this to her as he wanted agents that his {{Dragon}} Darth Vader can't read, due to not trusting him fully. Of course that still didn't save him in the end.
8th Jan '18 5:24:33 PM WillKeaton
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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Mara Jade has this power. Apparently the Emperor taught this to her as he wanted agents that his {{Dragon}} Darth Vader can't read, due to not trusting him fully. Of course that still didn't save him in the end.

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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ExpandedUniverse]], Mara Jade has this power. Apparently the Emperor taught this to her as he wanted agents that his {{Dragon}} Darth Vader can't read, due to not trusting him fully. Of course that still didn't save him in the end.
8th Jan '18 5:23:40 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5171840/1/Spider-Man-Chronicles-Volume-One-Origins Spider-Man Chronicles Volume One: Origins]]'', Spider-Man seems to have this. Jean Grey mentions in Chapter 49 that she has a harder time than usual sending telepathic messages to Spider-Man because she has to overcome his natural resistance to telepathy first. And more than one villain has failed to use mind control on Spider-Man thanks to his spider sense going crazy when they try, which seems to help Spider-Man to resist long enough to stop the villain.
* In a chapter of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2147268/1/For-the-Love-of-my-Friends For the Love of My Friends]]'', Ino decides to read Shikamaru's mind for some reason (I forget why..) but he stops her by picturing a psychic Labyrinth surrounding the information that [[spoiler: Naruto is from a future.]]

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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5171840/1/Spider-Man-Chronicles-Volume-One-Origins Spider-Man Chronicles Volume One: Origins]]'', Origins,]]'' Spider-Man seems to have this. Jean Grey mentions in Chapter 49 that she has a harder time than usual sending telepathic messages to Spider-Man because she has to overcome his natural resistance to telepathy first. And more than one villain has failed to use mind control on Spider-Man thanks to his spider sense going crazy when they try, which seems to help Spider-Man to resist long enough to stop the villain.
* In a chapter of ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2147268/1/For-the-Love-of-my-Friends For the Love of My Friends]]'', Friends,]]'' Ino decides to read Shikamaru's mind for some reason (I forget why..) but he stops her by picturing a psychic Labyrinth surrounding the information that [[spoiler: Naruto is from a future.]]
31st Dec '17 4:28:34 PM MasterFuzzy
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** Unlike most examples of this trope, psychic defenses in this series can take various forms, rather than a simple wall/shield.
14th Dec '17 3:27:07 PM StFan
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** The Mind Shield, Psi-Screen and Kai-Screen disciplines of the Kai Lords. They are mostly geared toward protecting from psychic combat or mental damage (which, to be fair, are a favorite of many creatures of Magnamund). Mind control is harder to defend against, and some especially powerful telepaths may manage to slip in and read Lone Wolf's thoughts while he's busy shielding his psyche from trauma.

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** The Mind Shield, Psi-Screen and Kai-Screen disciplines of the Kai Lords. They are mostly geared toward protecting from psychic combat or mental damage (which, to be fair, honest, are a favorite of many creatures of Magnamund). Mind control is harder to defend against, and some especially powerful telepaths may manage to slip in and read Lone Wolf's thoughts while he's busy shielding his psyche from trauma.



** The Occlumency skill is useful for this, among other things. And done right, it might be undetectable.
*** And one time, when Snape was attempting to teach Harry this skill in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Snape digs too deep into Harry's memory, causing him to react badly, and Harry accidentally invades Snape's memory instead.
** While Harry himself can't do this, ThePowerOfLove he has prevents Voldemort from reading his mind (this is specific to Voldemort, since GoodHurtsEvil.)

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** The Occlumency skill is useful for this, among other things. And done right, it might be undetectable.
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undetectable. One time, when Snape was is attempting to teach Harry this skill in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', Snape digs too deep into Harry's memory, causing him to react badly, and Harry accidentally invades Snape's memory instead.
** While Harry himself can't do this, ThePowerOfLove he has prevents Voldemort from reading his mind (this is specific to Voldemort, since GoodHurtsEvil.)GoodHurtsEvil).



** In 3.5[-[[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.

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** In 3.5[-[[superscript:th]]-] 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.



** Ascetic [=PCs=] (with a Vow of Poverty) of at least 8[-[[superscript:th]]-] level gain Mind Shielding, which prevents their thoughts from being read or their CharacterAlignment being detected.
** The "White Mask" tattoo of the Tattooed Monk PrestigeClass gives a similar protection as above, as well as a substantial bonus to bluff checks since their emotions can't be read.

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** Ascetic [=PCs=] (with a Vow of Poverty) of at least 8[-[[superscript:th]]-] 8[[superscript:th]] level gain Mind Shielding, which prevents their thoughts from being read or their CharacterAlignment being detected.
** The "White Mask" tattoo of the Tattooed Monk PrestigeClass gives a similar protection as above, as well as a substantial bonus to bluff Bluff checks since their emotions can't be read.
24th Nov '17 4:24:49 PM SteelEdge
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* ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'': Daos thinks this happens when he breaks through Alex's mind and finds a blinking smiley face. The truth is is that Alex really is absolutely terrified of Evil Otto from the ''Berserk'' arcade game.

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* ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'': Daos thinks this happens when he breaks through Alex's mind to see what he fears most, and finds a blinking smiley face. The truth is is that Alex really is absolutely terrified of Evil Otto from the ''Berserk'' arcade game.game.
** In a flashback, the N-Forcers are exposed to Darth Vader's JediMindTrick. It fails on all of them, because Protoman is a robot, Simon Belmont took Iron Will in character creation, Samus is a master of Chozo Mental Training, Ryu is a ninja, and Snake is using controller port 2 (which is how he defeats another psychic character in his home game). The Bionic Commando doesn't have this, and instead threatens to blow Vader's head off with a bazooka if he doesn't go away.
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