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14th May '17 10:37:20 AM nombretomado
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* In a Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel, a crime lord picks a fight with an unregistered telepath. He recruits a large number of drug addicts near his compound to confuse her [[spoiler: and hide his mind shield device until it's too late]].

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* In a Franchise/StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' ExpandedUniverse novel, a crime lord picks a fight with an unregistered telepath. He recruits a large number of drug addicts near his compound to confuse her [[spoiler: and hide his mind shield device until it's too late]].
5th May '17 1:57:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Voltorb Flip feature of ''TabletopGame/PokemonTabletopAdventures'' allows characters to block mind-reading attempts by imagining playing an elaborate game of Voltorb Flip, which prevents the mind-reader from accessing anything else.
26th Apr '17 7:56:26 PM PaulA
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* ''The Damned'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster combines this with HumansAreCthulhu: the Amplitur, the villainous aliens of the setting, can mind-control any sentient species except humans. We [[BrownNote put them into comas]].

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* ''The Damned'' ''Literature/TheDamned'' by Creator/AlanDeanFoster combines this with HumansAreCthulhu: the Amplitur, the villainous aliens of the setting, can mind-control any sentient species except humans. We [[BrownNote put them into comas]].
9th Apr '17 10:54:05 AM nombretomado
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* RoosterTeeth posits a humorous example of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncePIYlE7Hc unintentional]]'' psychic static.

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* RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth posits a humorous example of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncePIYlE7Hc unintentional]]'' psychic static.
8th Apr '17 1:41:36 PM ClownZephyr302
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** A more direct example when Rick and Morty are helping a psychic cloud alien (who Rick named "Fart") when he's trying to read Rick's mind:
---> '''Fart:''' I came here accidentally through a wormhole located in what you call ''(Turns to Rick, who glares)'' "Get out of my head, Fart, I know you're in here, lalalala..." No, the Promethean Nebula.
26th Mar '17 11:50:10 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Quagmire's Mind:''' Man, this itches. I wonder who gave it to me. Probably that skank who needed a ride to the gas station. Last time I do somebody a favor... Oh God, they must have heard me! Oh God, ''I'' can hear me! '''''Baaah ba DA da da ba ba ba da da BUM baaah da da DUM baaah da da--'''''

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-->'''Quagmire's Mind:''' Man, Damn, this itches. I wonder who gave it to me. Probably that skank who needed a ride to the gas station. Last time I do somebody a favor... Oh God, they must have heard me! Oh God, ''I'' can hear me! '''''Baaah ba DA da da ba ba ba da da BUM baaah da da DUM baaah da da--'''''
8th Mar '17 5:53:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Chrome Circle'' by MercedesLackey and Larry Dixon, Tannim the mage fends off [[OurElvesAreBetter Elven]] mindreaders this way ([[CoolAndUnusualPunishment to their distinct distress]]) using TheyMightBeGiants songs, including "Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head", "Birdhouse in Your Soul", and "We Want a Rock". One of the telepaths is reduced to incoherent gibbering before they drag it away.

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* In ''Chrome Circle'' by MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey and Larry Dixon, Tannim the mage fends off [[OurElvesAreBetter Elven]] mindreaders this way ([[CoolAndUnusualPunishment to their distinct distress]]) using TheyMightBeGiants songs, including "Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head", "Birdhouse in Your Soul", and "We Want a Rock". One of the telepaths is reduced to incoherent gibbering before they drag it away.
26th Jan '17 8:39:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel, a crime lord picks a fight with an unregistered telepath. He recruits a large number of drug addicts near his compound to confuse her [[spoiler: and hide his mind shield device until it's too late]].

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* In a StarCraft Franchise/StarCraft ExpandedUniverse novel, a crime lord picks a fight with an unregistered telepath. He recruits a large number of drug addicts near his compound to confuse her [[spoiler: and hide his mind shield device until it's too late]].
14th Jan '17 1:46:01 PM LordInsane
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** The ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series creates a device with this effect, the "Mental Static Field", to elude the telepathic Second Foundation. When used [[TimTaylorTechnology at high power]], the device also doubles as a weapon against telepaths. Of course, the Second Foundationers anticipated the creation of the device, given the First Foundationers' concerns about being controlled. The whole thing was set up in order to trick the First Foundationers that they have discovered the location of the Second Foundation and neutralized them all (sacrificing 50 members in the process). Thus, the Mental Static Field would be rendered useless and, eventually, forgotten, allowing the Second Foundation to do its thing unhindered. It works, although the device is later restored through archived plans and used again.

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** The ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series creates a device with this effect, the "Mental Static Field", to elude the telepathic Second Foundation. When used [[TimTaylorTechnology at high power]], the device also doubles as a weapon against telepaths.telepaths (for more-or-less the same reasons sound can be distracting and even painful to people that can hear at points when deaf people are completely unaffected). Of course, the Second Foundationers anticipated the creation of the device, given the First Foundationers' concerns about being controlled. The whole thing was set up in order to trick the First Foundationers that they have discovered the location of the Second Foundation and neutralized them all (sacrificing 50 members in the process). Thus, the Mental Static Field would be rendered useless and, eventually, forgotten, allowing the Second Foundation to do its thing unhindered. It works, although the device is later restored through archived plans and used again.
12th Jan '17 12:02:05 AM PaulA
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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980), Dr. Zarkov beats Ming's brainwashing machine by throwing every irrelevant memory he can at it -- Einstein's formulae, passages from the Talmud, and Beatles songs -- and then faking the desired effect for his captors.

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* In ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980), Dr. Zarkov beats Ming's brainwashing machine by throwing every irrelevant memory he can at it -- Einstein's formulae, passages from the Talmud, and Beatles songs -- and then faking the desired effect for his captors.
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