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7th Feb '16 6:05:08 PM TedlyAnderson
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** Also interestingly ''inverted'' in another issue of ''ComicBook/NewXMen''. Jean Gray has the Beast think of "a pink door opening" in order to more easily access his medical knowledge. ** The X-Men villain [[KnightTemplar Exodus]] has a unique variant of this --being UnskilledButStrong, he generates constant wide-band PsychicStatic wherever he goes.
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** Also interestingly ''inverted'' in another issue of ''ComicBook/NewXMen''. Jean Gray has asks the Beast to think of "a pink door opening" in order to more easily access his medical knowledge. ** The X-Men villain [[KnightTemplar Exodus]] has a unique variant of this --being this: being UnskilledButStrong, he generates constant wide-band PsychicStatic wherever he goes.
7th Feb '16 2:03:58 PM Gerusz
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* The reason every Rick has a Morty in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''. The superintelligence of a Rick can only be blocked by the brainwaves of a Morty.
23rd Jan '16 8:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'', the MindProbe of Senator Sonny Terns eventually succeeds, but due to the senator's MindRape thoughts, the telepath is the one traumatized by the experience. * {{Deadpool}}'s mind has been stated as being too chaotic to read. His rival/friend/[[HeterosexualLifePartners heterosexual life partner]] Cable once burned off overcharged psychic powers by going into Deadpool's mind, because the effort would wear him out.
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* In ''{{Stormwatch}}: ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}: Team Achilles'', the MindProbe of Senator Sonny Terns eventually succeeds, but due to the senator's MindRape thoughts, the telepath is the one traumatized by the experience. * {{Deadpool}}'s SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'s mind has been stated as being too chaotic to read. His rival/friend/[[HeterosexualLifePartners heterosexual life partner]] Cable once burned off overcharged psychic powers by going into Deadpool's mind, because the effort would wear him out.
23rd Jan '16 6:43:39 PM nombretomado
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** {{Storm}} has a literal static mind because of her weather powers. ** In ''New ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' 130, a soldier warns Xavier that all he'll see if he tries to read his mind is "re-runs of the adult channel". Xavier learns the hard way that he's not joking. Apparently, learning to put up PsychicStatic is part of that military's training. ** Also interestingly ''inverted'' in another issue of ''New ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. Jean Gray has the Beast think of "a pink door opening" in order to more easily access his medical knowledge.
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** {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} has a literal static mind because of her weather powers. ** In ''New ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' 130, a soldier warns Xavier that all he'll see if he tries to read his mind is "re-runs of the adult channel". Xavier learns the hard way that he's not joking. Apparently, learning to put up PsychicStatic is part of that military's training. ** Also interestingly ''inverted'' in another issue of ''New ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/NewXMen''. Jean Gray has the Beast think of "a pink door opening" in order to more easily access his medical knowledge.
20th Jan '16 11:11:53 PM Gravidef
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* A variation in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books: Humans who have been infested and taken over by Yeerks can't really do anything to stop the Yeerks from reading their thoughts and hijacking their brains, but they can still annoy the hell out of them. Visser Four's host was a failed actor who nevertheless memorized Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Henry V'' and recited it constantly -- to the point where the first thing Visser Four does when he gets his hands on [[TimeMachine the Time Matrix]] is go to the Battle of Agincourt and try to kill the inspiration. * ''Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy'': Sonea tries this against Akkarian when he mind rapes her, throwing random images at him. He just gets impatient and forces her to stop
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* A variation in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books: Humans who have been infested and taken over by Yeerks can't really do anything to stop the Yeerks from reading their thoughts and hijacking their brains, but they can still annoy the hell out of them. Visser Four's host was a failed actor who nevertheless memorized Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Henry V'' and recited it constantly -- to the point where the first thing For instance, in ''Megamorphs Three'', Visser Four does when he gets his hands on [[TimeMachine the Time Matrix]] and uses it to rewrite history, transforming the United States into a genocidal empire where slavery is go still practiced and reeducation camps are commonplace. When the Animorphs have their memories restored and are sent back to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong fix the past]] by [[EnemyMine the Ellimist and Crayak]], they retrace Visser Four's steps and surprisingly find themselves at the Battle of Agincourt Agincourt, which seemingly has little relation to the mission. It turns out that John Berryman, Visser Four's host, was an actor before being infested, and try to kill endlessly recited the inspiration. "band of brothers" speech from ''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Henry V]]'', which was inspired by Agincourt, as a means of bother his Yeerk--and it worked so well that when given the chance to alter anything he wanted in history, Visser Four started by changing the battle so the speech wouldn't be written. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Pretty awesome, when you think about it.]] * ''Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy'': Sonea tries this against Akkarian when he mind rapes her, throwing random images at him. He just gets impatient and forces her to stopstop.
17th Jan '16 10:44:56 PM Gravidef
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* Carl attempts this in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', but somehow thinking about llamas leads him to think of the plan they were trying to hide from the mind reader.
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* Carl attempts this in In "Sheen's Brain," an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', but somehow thinking about llamas leads Jimmy develops a "Brain Gain" helmet to increase Sheen's intelligence and help him in school. Unfortunately, the helmet [[GoneHorriblyRight works too well]] and eventually gives Sheen both PsychicPowers and [[AGodAmI a god complex]], prompting him to try to take over the town. Jimmy decides to disguise his Brain Drain helmet as a crown and have Carl give it to Sheen; Carl is nervous that Sheen will read his mind and reveal the plan, so Jimmy tells him to think of about llamas, his favorite animal. Carl approaches Sheen while doing this, imagining llamas running in a field...then imagining one llama breaking away...[[SerialEscalation then imagining that llama running toward the town...then remembering that "town" rhymes with "crown"...then blurting out the whole plan in his head.]] ** Inverted in "My Big Fat Spy Wedding." Super spy Jet Fusion is planning to marry [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Beautiful Gorgeous]], and asks Jimmy to be his best man. This turns out to be a plot on Beautiful Gorgeous's part: she hypnotizes Jet to attack and kill whoever says "I have the ring" at the wedding, then hypnotizes Jimmy to say that exact phrase. Carl and Sheen find out about the plan they were trying and arrive just in time to hide stop Jimmy from saying the trigger words, and Jimmy calls for everyone in the church to start repeating them. After he, the minister, and Cindy recite the phrase, Libby improvises a song called "I Have the Ring" on the organ, and [[CrowdSong the entire town joins in]], overloading Jet's mind reader.control with the phrase and setting him free.
16th Jan '16 5:25:27 AM zequeins
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* A variant in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Dementors find their prey by sensing positive, happy thoughts, which they then devour, leaving you with nothing but despair in the end. Filling your mind with 'bad' thoughts such as knowing you are wrongfully accused and desire to wreak vengeance can protect you from their EmotionEater effects, and indeed prevents you from going into the DespairEventHorizon.
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* A variant 2 variants in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Dementors ''Literature/HarryPotter'': **Dementors find their prey by sensing positive, happy thoughts, which they then devour, leaving you with nothing but despair in the end. Filling your mind with 'bad' thoughts such as knowing you are wrongfully accused and desire to wreak vengeance can protect you from their EmotionEater effects, and indeed prevents you from going into the DespairEventHorizon.DespairEventHorizon. ** Occlumency is a cross between this and PsychicBlockDefense. It is an active ability that requires concentration and skill in its execution, yet it is capable of feeding the mind reader with false information as described in the PsychicBlockDefense page.
8th Jan '16 2:23:47 AM Greenygal
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* In an episode of ''Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger'', the Blue Ranger is being held captive by bad guys who want information from him and have the capability to read his thoughts and project them on a screen...so he cheerily provides with them a slideshow of attractive women (and a couple of guys). Unfortunately, his ex-partner breaks his control by bringing up his worst memories, and that allows them to retrieve the desired information.
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* In an episode of ''Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger'', ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'', the Blue Ranger is being held captive by bad guys who want information from him and have the capability to read his thoughts and project them on a screen...so he cheerily provides them with them a slideshow of attractive women (and a couple of guys). Unfortunately, his ex-partner breaks his control by bringing up his worst memories, and that allows them to retrieve the desired information.
7th Jan '16 11:45:45 AM Greenygal
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': The title character's displays this in his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide full yokai form]] while fighting Naraku's detachment [[{{Telepathy}} Goshinki]]. In this state, Inuyasha's only coherent thoughts are [[UnstoppableRage anger]] and [[BloodKnight the joy of killing]], which rendered Goshinki unable to read his mind and [[CombatClairvoyance predict his next move]].
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': The title character's character displays this in his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide full yokai form]] while fighting Naraku's detachment [[{{Telepathy}} Goshinki]]. In this state, Inuyasha's only coherent thoughts are [[UnstoppableRage anger]] and [[BloodKnight the joy of killing]], which rendered Goshinki unable to read his mind and [[CombatClairvoyance predict his next move]].

* Attempted and failed in the first ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' film. The ghost busters 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. The ghost busters 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.

* There's a variant in the short story "It's a Good Life", by Jerome Bixby (as well as the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode based on it). They feature people constantly mumbling songs -- not in order to keep the omnipotent child from looking into their thoughts, but so they won't ''think'' of anything unbecoming.
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* There's a variant in the short story "It's a Good Life", Life" by Jerome Bixby (as well as the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode based on it). They feature people constantly mumbling songs -- not in order to keep the omnipotent child from looking into their thoughts, but so they won't ''think'' of anything unbecoming.

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* There's a variant in the short story "It's a Good Life", by Jerome Bixby (as well as the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' In an episode based on it). They feature people constantly mumbling songs -- not in order to keep of ''Series/GogoSentaiBoukenger'', the omnipotent child Blue Ranger is being held captive by bad guys who want information from looking into their thoughts, but him and have the capability to read his thoughts and project them on a screen...so they won't ''think'' he cheerily provides with them a slideshow of anything unbecoming.attractive women (and a couple of guys). Unfortunately, his ex-partner breaks his control by bringing up his worst memories, and that allows them to retrieve the desired information.
5th Jan '16 10:15:25 AM TheGoodFriar
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* Jo does this to the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'', resisting the Master's hypnosis by reciting nursery rhymes. The Master gives up in simple annoyance.
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* Jo does this to the Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Frontier in Space", resisting the Master's hypnosis by reciting nursery rhymes. The Master gives up in simple annoyance.
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