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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.
3rd Dec '16 2:18:20 PM Milarqui
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* In ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheNightmaresOfFuturesPast'', Luna has a natural form of this, which can give anyone trying to use [[MindRape Legillimency]] on her a big headache. To warn Snape (who has taken to routinely attacking Harry's friends' minds because of his hatred of Harry) off them, Ginny and Luna trick him into using Legillimency on the latter. He most certainly does ''not'' enjoy the lesson.
22nd Nov '16 5:52:16 PM PaulA
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* In the first book of ''Literature/TheDragonKnight'', James Eckert goes over his master's thesis in his head to push back the suicide-causing noise of the Sandmirks, while Sir Brian recites prayers.

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* In the first book of ''Literature/TheDragonKnight'', ''Literature/TheDragonAndTheGeorge'', James Eckert goes over his master's thesis in his head to push back the suicide-causing noise of the Sandmirks, while Sir Brian recites prayers.
20th Nov '16 1:50:31 AM Morgenthaler
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In order to defeat {{Telepathy}}, frequently all a character has to do is fill their mind with something useless. This can take several forms. Often mentally reciting {{nursery rhyme}}s or acquiring an EarWorm will do the trick. Sometimes characters use especially compelling fantasies; conversely, sometimes they deliberately force their thoughts to be as mundane as possible. An especially {{Badass}} and unscrupulous user can [[InvokedTrope fill his mind]] with MindRape thoughts (or just bad memories of very horrible events from their life) in order to [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead repel]] anyone trying to read it. In any case, the goal is to drive out whatever thoughts they don't want the telepath to know about.

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In order to defeat {{Telepathy}}, frequently all a character has to do is fill their mind with something useless. This can take several forms. Often mentally reciting {{nursery rhyme}}s or acquiring an EarWorm will do the trick. Sometimes characters use especially compelling fantasies; conversely, sometimes they deliberately force their thoughts to be as mundane as possible. An especially {{Badass}} badass and unscrupulous user can [[InvokedTrope fill his mind]] with MindRape thoughts (or just bad memories of very horrible events from their life) in order to [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead repel]] anyone trying to read it. In any case, the goal is to drive out whatever thoughts they don't want the telepath to know about.
5th Nov '16 9:28:00 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Chaotic}}'' fan-fic ''Fanfic/OfMenAndMugic'' has an odd version where the villain uses it against a hero. Found [[http://community.chaoticgame.com/forum/Topic1207802-58-68.aspx here]]. (Warning, {{squick}}.)

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* The ''{{Chaotic}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' fan-fic ''Fanfic/OfMenAndMugic'' has an odd version where the villain uses it against a hero. Found [[http://community.chaoticgame.com/forum/Topic1207802-58-68.aspx here]]. (Warning, {{squick}}.)
30th Oct '16 11:32:26 AM nombretomado
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* Mentok tries to read the mind of washed-up motorcycle daredevil Ernie Devlin in an Episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''. When he does, all he gets is a sound much like a garbled radio transmission. Mentok asks if its encryption; Devlin states that he had a metal plate implanted into his skull after one nasty accident.

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* Mentok tries to read the mind of washed-up motorcycle daredevil Ernie Devlin in an Episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''. When he does, all he gets is a sound much like a garbled radio transmission. Mentok asks if its encryption; Devlin states that he had a metal plate implanted into his skull after one nasty accident.
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