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30th May '16 4:52:43 PM Dirtyblue929
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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2'', there's a long, multi-planet dialogue tree to figure out how Atton blocks telepaths by playing [[CallARabbitASmeerp space-blackjack]] in his head. [[spoiler: And why.]] It also reveals [[spoiler: Jedi killers]] would "throw up walls" of strong emotions such as lust or rage to mask their true emotions. Ironically in many cases with the proper training the less force sensitive an individual the greater their ability to mask their intentions from Jedi could be.

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', there's a long, multi-planet dialogue tree to figure out how Atton blocks telepaths by playing [[CallARabbitASmeerp space-blackjack]] in his head. [[spoiler: And why.]] It also reveals [[spoiler: Jedi killers]] would "throw up walls" of strong emotions such as lust or rage to mask their true emotions. Ironically in many cases with the proper training the less force sensitive an individual the greater their ability to mask their intentions from Jedi could be.
22nd May '16 6:26:59 PM Sharlee
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* ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life": The hero wards off the psychics' attempt to kill him by focusing on his memories, a struggle represented by multiple short flashbacks.
21st May '16 8:47:35 AM erforce
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* Attempted and failed in the first ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' film. The Ghostbusters have to "choose the form" of their destroyer by imagining it. They try to clear their minds, but all Ray can manage is to think about things that should be totally harmless. The Stay Puft Marshmallow man is not so harmless when made [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever as big as a skyscraper]], though at least it was reasonably defeatable.

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* Attempted and failed in the first ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' film. The Ghostbusters have to "choose the form" of their destroyer by imagining it. They try to clear their minds, but all Ray can manage is to think about things that should be totally harmless. The Stay Puft Marshmallow man is not so harmless when made [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever as big as a skyscraper]], though at least it was reasonably defeatable.
20th May '16 12:26:30 AM PaulA
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* Randall Garrett's novella ''The Foreign Hand Tie'' has a telepathic American spy in Russia transmitting what he finds to his twin brother back home. When he realizes that the scientist who created it is ''also'' telepathic and reading ''his'' thoughts, he fills her mind with images from a vulgar hand-painted tie he's seen previously, plus a wacked-out music hall ballad. It buys him enough time to send her weapon design blueprint to his brother. It has the added benefit of making the scientist appear to be insane when she tries to explain this to her colleagues.[[note]]Incidentally, this story is one long, beautiful ShoutOut to Creator/TheMarxBrothers.[[/note]]

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* Randall Garrett's Creator/RandallGarrett's novella ''The Foreign Hand Tie'' has a telepathic American spy in Russia transmitting what he finds to his twin brother back home. When he realizes that the scientist who created it is ''also'' telepathic and reading ''his'' thoughts, he fills her mind with images from a vulgar hand-painted tie he's seen previously, plus a wacked-out music hall ballad. It buys him enough time to send her weapon design blueprint to his brother. It has the added benefit of making the scientist appear to be insane when she tries to explain this to her colleagues.[[note]]Incidentally, this story is one long, beautiful ShoutOut to Creator/TheMarxBrothers.[[/note]][[/note]]
* PsychicStatic: In ''Literature/TheLuckOfBrinsFive'', Narneen sings in her head to block psychic questioning.
19th Apr '16 5:15:53 PM WillKeaton
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** "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" has "I know you can read ''my'' thoughts boy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meow_Mix#Jingles Meow meow Meow meow Meow meow Meow meow Meow meow.]]"

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** "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" has "I know you can read ''my'' thoughts boy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meow_Mix#Jingles Meow meow Meow meow Meow meow Meow meow Meow meow.]]""]]
19th Apr '16 5:12:25 PM WillKeaton
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* In Literature/{{Worm}} precogs' ability to sense the future is interfered with by other precogs, hence why their predictions haven't destroyed the economy (with government employing thinkers and precogs to counteract them).

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* In Literature/{{Worm}} ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' precogs' ability to sense the future is interfered with by other precogs, hence why their predictions haven't destroyed the economy (with government employing thinkers and precogs to counteract them).
19th Apr '16 5:11:27 PM WillKeaton
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** Sam shields his thoughts from a psychic vampire queen by picturing [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=980930 Zoe dancing topless]].

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** Sam shields his thoughts from a psychic vampire queen by picturing [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=980930 Zoe dancing topless]].topless.]]
19th Apr '16 5:10:58 PM WillKeaton
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** There is a line alluding to this in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_587.php one strip]].

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** There is a line alluding to this in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_587.php one strip]].strip.]]



** Later Abel pulls one off to escape [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_670.php Dan]].

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** Later Abel pulls one off to escape [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_670.php Dan]].Dan.]]



** In [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/000104 another example]], Dr. Schlock evades a vampire's mind-reading abilities through [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness sheer vocabulary]]. Note that in this case, the vampire does actually see what Dr. Schlock is thinking; but cannot understand a word of it.

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** In [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/000104 another example]], example,]] Dr. Schlock evades a vampire's mind-reading abilities through [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness sheer vocabulary]]. vocabulary.]] Note that in this case, the vampire does actually see what Dr. Schlock is thinking; but cannot understand a word of it.



** In ''Create.swf Adventures'', Yukari prefers Terry Riley's "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0590 A Rainbow In Curved Air]]. It should be noted that satori (the species) are immune to {{Ear Worm}}s in general.

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** In ''Create.swf Adventures'', Yukari prefers Terry Riley's "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0590 A Rainbow In Curved Air]]. Air.]] It should be noted that satori (the species) are immune to {{Ear Worm}}s in general.



* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty''. After tapping into the brainwaves of their target, [[BigBad Zenith]] and [[SycophanticServant Fortiscue]] ''think'' [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/09/12/table-for-blue/ he's doing this]] after being bombarded with a stream of gibberish. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/12/nothing-to-see-here/ But it turns out they simply hit a target that doesn't even speak English]].

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty''. After tapping into the brainwaves of their target, [[BigBad Zenith]] and [[SycophanticServant Fortiscue]] ''think'' [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/09/12/table-for-blue/ he's doing this]] after being bombarded with a stream of gibberish. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/12/nothing-to-see-here/ But it turns out they simply hit a target that doesn't even speak English]].English.]]
19th Apr '16 5:09:09 PM WillKeaton
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* 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "An Egg Grows In Gotham/The Yegg Foes In Gotham". Egghead uses a machine to try to transfer Bruce Wayne's memories to himself so he can learn if Wayne is Batman. However, he only gets trivia from Wayne's mind. Later, Wayne explains explains to Dick Grayson that years of mental conditioning allowed him to block off access to the part of of his brain pertaining to his dual identity. This left only the trivial contents of the rest of his mind (his "Bruce Wayne" identity).

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* 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "An Egg Grows In Gotham/The Yegg Foes In Gotham". Gotham." Egghead uses a machine to try to transfer Bruce Wayne's memories to himself so he can learn if Wayne is Batman. However, he only gets trivia from Wayne's mind. Later, Wayne explains explains to Dick Grayson that years of mental conditioning allowed him to block off access to the part of of his brain pertaining to his dual identity. This left only the trivial contents of the rest of his mind (his "Bruce Wayne" identity).
19th Apr '16 5:08:05 PM WillKeaton
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