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12th Mar '16 7:59:49 AM zealots
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* Pictured above: In ''GreenLantern'', Star Sapphire corps member Miri did this between the hearts of ''two lovers simultaneously'', linking the heart of Soranik to restart Kyle's, who had just died.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', Batman asks Franchise/{{Superman}} to use his X-ray vision to confirm something he suspects--that someone has implanted a microchip at the base of his skull. Batman tells Clark to get rid of it, and he uses his heat vision to fry it without damaging the rest of him. Bruce endures, but we can see that it hurts.

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* Pictured above: In ''GreenLantern'', Star Sapphire corps member Miri did this between the hearts of ''two lovers simultaneously'', linking the heart of Soranik Natu to restart Kyle's, Kyle Rayner's, who had just died.
* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', Batman asks Franchise/{{Superman}} to use his X-ray vision to confirm something he suspects--that someone has implanted a microchip at the base of his skull. Batman tells Clark to get rid of it, and he uses his heat vision to fry it without damaging the rest of him. Bruce endures, but we the reader can see that it hurts.




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* In the ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff trade ''X-Men Legacy'' uberpowerful telekinetic and KnightTemplar Exodus uses this to save Charles Xavier after Bishop subjected him to a BoomHeadshot at the end of ''Messiah Complex''. Despite being barely alive and most of his brain matter being reduced to pulp, Exodus was able to heal Xavier completely by telekinetically reassembling his brain atom by atom.
11th Dec '15 4:55:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled'' has a long sequence where Penn and Teller expose a fraud faith healer by recreating his act. The faith healer tracks them down and kidnaps them, threatening to kill them for costing him business, but [[spoiler:it all turns out to be Teller's prank on Penn]].
11th Nov '15 7:03:28 AM Prime32
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[GoodPowersBadPeople Kirei Kotomine]] is known for being particularly skilled at psychic surgery, and he taught at least the basics to Rin. While his techniques [[LethalHarmlessPowers can be used to kill people]], they require too much time and concentration to use in combat. Prior to the events of the story Kotomine uses these abilities to [[spoiler:steal the Command Spells of Lancer's Master and transfer them to himself]], and in the ''Heaven's Feel'' route he also uses them to tend to Sakura. [[BleachedUnderpants In the later "all-ages" versions of the story]], some "energy transfer" scenes that were originally [[DeusSexMachina performed through sex]] are replaced by Rin using psychic surgery to transplant part of Shirou's Magic Circuits to Saber (''Fate''), or part of her own Magic Crest to Shirou (''Unlimited Blade Works'').
12th Oct '15 8:54:44 AM RainFairy
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* Subverted in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', which featured a Filipino con man who pulled the "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually caught up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] [[TooDumbToLive when he tried it on a leper]] [[KarmicDeath from whom he caught the disease.]]...

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* Subverted in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', which ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''. An episode featured a one of the aforementioned Filipino con man who pulled men of TheEighties and TheNineties, pulling the "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, townspeople by pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually caught up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] [[TooDumbToLive when he tried it on a leper]] [[KarmicDeath from whom he caught the disease.]]...
28th Sep '15 12:02:47 PM RainFairy
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* In ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', a Filipino con man pulls the aforementioned "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually catches up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] [[TooDumbToLive when he tries it on a leper]]...

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* In Subverted in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', which featured a Filipino con man pulls who pulled the aforementioned "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually catches caught up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] [[TooDumbToLive when he tries tried it on a leper]]...
leper]] [[KarmicDeath from whom he caught the disease.]]...
28th Sep '15 12:01:01 PM RainFairy
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* In ''Series/OnThousandWaysToDie'', a Filipino man pulls the aforementioned "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually catches up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] when he tries it on a leper...

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* In ''Series/OnThousandWaysToDie'', ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', a Filipino con man pulls the aforementioned "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually catches up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] [[TooDumbToLive when he tries it on a leper...
leper]]...
28th Sep '15 11:59:45 AM RainFairy
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* In the anime of ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Faust VIII uses this to torture Manta. In the manga? ''He cut him open.''

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* In the anime of ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Faust VIII uses this to torture Manta. In the manga? ''He cut him open.'''' [[spoiler: After his HeelFaceTurn, he does this again to save a grievously wounded Ren.]]




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* Elena and Beluna from Manga/TheVoynichHotel can do this, [[spoiler: as they're a centuries-old witch (Elena) and a re-creation of said witch's sister (Beluna).]] It certainly comes handy when one needs to either [[spoiler: put back together the limbs of a gir who's been torn apart]], relive a hangover, or [[spoiler: heal the injuries of a man who was subjected to ColdBloodedTorture.]]



* In ''GreenLantern'', Star Sapphire corps member Miri did this between the hearts of ''two lovers simultaneously'', linking the heart of Soranik to restart Kyle's, who had just died.

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* Pictured above: In ''GreenLantern'', Star Sapphire corps member Miri did this between the hearts of ''two lovers simultaneously'', linking the heart of Soranik to restart Kyle's, who had just died.



* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'', [[spoiler: Fernanda]] mantains contact with a group of supposed "psychic medics" who tell her that they'll telepathically operate on her. At some point, after arranging her room in a specific way and leaning down on her bed, [[spoiler:Fernanda]] feels someone pressing a cold handkerchief to her mouth and passes out. When she wakes up she has a big ass scar on her torso... and there's a letter from the "psychic medics" near her table, saying that they ''did'' operate on her but the only thing they found wrong was a simple uterine problem that could be easily solved by a pessary. Turns out, [[spoiler: Fernanda]] was so prudish while describing her symptoms, she misguided both the psychic medics and herself into believing her illness was something way worse.

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* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'', [[spoiler: Fernanda]] Fernanda del Carpio]] mantains contact with a group of supposed "psychic medics" who tell her that they'll telepathically operate on her. At some point, after arranging her room in a specific way and leaning down on her bed, [[spoiler:Fernanda]] feels someone pressing a cold handkerchief to her mouth and passes out. When she wakes up she has a big ass scar on her torso... and there's a letter from the "psychic medics" near her table, saying that they ''did'' operate on her but the only thing they found wrong was a simple uterine problem that could be easily solved by a pessary. Turns out, [[spoiler: Fernanda]] was so prudish while describing her symptoms, [[PoorCommunicationKills she misguided both the psychic medics and herself into believing her illness was something way worse.]]




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* In ''Series/OnThousandWaysToDie'', a Filipino man pulls the aforementioned "psychic surgery" scam on his townspeople, pretending to perform miraculous healing while soaking up their money. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Karma eventually catches up]] [[AssholeVictim with him]] when he tries it on a leper...
24th Sep '15 12:02:06 AM jormis29
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* In Franchise/{{Batman}}: Hush, Batman asks Franchise/{{Superman}} to use his X-ray vision to confirm something he suspects--that someone has implanted a microchip at the base of his skull. Batman tells Clark to get rid of it, and he uses his heat vision to fry it without damaging the rest of him. Bruce endures, but we can see that it hurts.

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* In Franchise/{{Batman}}: Hush, ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', Batman asks Franchise/{{Superman}} to use his X-ray vision to confirm something he suspects--that someone has implanted a microchip at the base of his skull. Batman tells Clark to get rid of it, and he uses his heat vision to fry it without damaging the rest of him. Bruce endures, but we can see that it hurts.
12th Sep '15 6:55:08 AM demonfiren
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* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsofSolitude'', [[spoiler: Fernanda]] mantains contact with a group of supposed "psychic medics" who tell her that they'll telepathically operate on her. At some point, after arranging her room in a specific way and leaning down on her bed, [[spoiler:Fernanda]] feels someone pressing a cold handkerchief to her mouth and passes out. When she wakes up she has a big ass scar on her torso... and there's a letter from the "psychic medics" near her table, saying that they ''did'' operate on her but the only thing they found wrong was a simple uterine problem that could be easily solved by a pessary. Turns out, [[spoiler: Fernanda]] was so prudish while describing her symptoms, she misguided both the psychic medics and herself into believing her illness was something way worse.

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* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsofSolitude'', ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'', [[spoiler: Fernanda]] mantains contact with a group of supposed "psychic medics" who tell her that they'll telepathically operate on her. At some point, after arranging her room in a specific way and leaning down on her bed, [[spoiler:Fernanda]] feels someone pressing a cold handkerchief to her mouth and passes out. When she wakes up she has a big ass scar on her torso... and there's a letter from the "psychic medics" near her table, saying that they ''did'' operate on her but the only thing they found wrong was a simple uterine problem that could be easily solved by a pessary. Turns out, [[spoiler: Fernanda]] was so prudish while describing her symptoms, she misguided both the psychic medics and herself into believing her illness was something way worse.
6th Aug '15 2:17:16 PM Tallens
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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'': After Harper gets infected with Magog larvae, he runs into a beautiful woman who is able to use a tesseract generator to reach into his stomach and pull one out, then offers to remove the rest if he gives her some valuable information. Instead, he disables her and steals her tesseract to do it himself, but finds he can't if he's in the tesseract himself.
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