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22nd Jan '17 10:42:29 AM DustSnitch
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* Happens in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. [[spoiler:Kylo Ren tries to probe Rey for the map leading to Luke Skywalker. She resists and even ''counters'' the attempt, declaring his true feelings on his situation, driving him off to speak to Snoke.]]

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* Happens in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. [[spoiler:Kylo Kylo Ren tries to probe Rey for the map leading to Luke Skywalker. She resists and even ''counters'' the attempt, declaring his true feelings on his situation, driving him off to speak to Snoke.]]
20th Jan '17 1:50:39 PM StFan
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* The Mind Shield, Psi-Screen and Kai-Screen disciplines in ''Literature/LoneWolf''. 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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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'':
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The Mind Shield, Psi-Screen and Kai-Screen disciplines in ''Literature/LoneWolf''.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.trauma.
** Psychic attacks are in fact frequent enough in this setting that some non-Kai humans otherwise devoid of psychic powers learn to resist the basic Mindblast through willpower, like the knight order of the White Mountain. [[TheBerserker Berserk rage]] also provides a modicum of protection.
20th Nov '16 8:01:07 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', Queenie has trouble using her PsychicPowers on Newt because of his British accent.
20th Nov '16 1:49:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Razputin from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is first introduced as a {{badass}} when the local coach (a psychic himself) fails to probe his mind in the opening cutscene. Keep in mind, Coach Oleander is a psychic with years of training. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raz received little to no psychic training whatsoever.]]

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* Razputin from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is first introduced as a {{badass}} badass when the local coach (a psychic himself) fails to probe his mind in the opening cutscene. Keep in mind, Coach Oleander is a psychic with years of training. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Raz received little to no psychic training whatsoever.]]
14th Oct '16 8:15:22 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':
** Magneto's helmet is typically used to block out Professor X.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Emma Frost is immune to Xavier's mind-reading powers when she covers herself in diamond-like skin.

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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** Magneto's helmet is typically used to block blocks out Professor X.
X's and Jason Stryker's psychic abilities.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Emma Frost is immune to can protect herself from Xavier's mind-reading powers when she activates her secondary mutation and covers herself in a diamond-like skin.
10th Oct '16 9:48:19 PM siberia82
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** Magneto's helmet in the movies, which he is shown obtaining in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', to block out Professor X specifically.
** Emma also has the ability to block Xavier's mind-reading powers, and cover herself in diamond-like skin to shield her mind.

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** Magneto's helmet in the movies, which he is shown obtaining in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', typically used to block out Professor X specifically.
X.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Emma also has the ability Frost is immune to block Xavier's mind-reading powers, and cover powers when she covers herself in diamond-like skin to skin.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': En Sabah Nur can
shield her mind.himself and his Horsemen from Professor X's telepathy.
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.
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