History Main / SensoryOverload

28th Oct '17 7:57:23 AM PistolsAtDawn
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This is a common tactic against those with SuperSenses because it turns a strength into a weakness. Technology or magic may grant {{Badass Normal}}s super-human senses that can be exploited this way. Often exploited against characters wearing night-vision goggles by turning on a light. Used against a machine, this often results in ReadingsAreOffTheScale. In a VideoGame, this is likely to be represented as an InterfaceScrew of some sort.

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This is a common tactic against those with SuperSenses because it turns a strength into a weakness. Technology or magic may grant {{Badass Normal}}s super-human senses that can be exploited this way. Often exploited against characters wearing night-vision goggles by turning on a light. Used against a machine, this often results in ReadingsAreOffTheScale. In a VideoGame, this is likely to be represented as an InterfaceScrew of some sort.
sort. A character with DisabilityImmunity might be immune to this kind of attack.
17th Oct '17 10:39:21 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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This is a common tactic against those with SuperSenses because it turns a strength into a weakness. Technology or magic may grant {{Badass Normal}}s super-human senses that can be exploited this way. Used against a machine, this often results in ReadingsAreOffTheScale. In a VideoGame, this is likely to be represented as an InterfaceScrew of some sort.

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This is a common tactic against those with SuperSenses because it turns a strength into a weakness. Technology or magic may grant {{Badass Normal}}s super-human senses that can be exploited this way. Often exploited against characters wearing night-vision goggles by turning on a light. Used against a machine, this often results in ReadingsAreOffTheScale. In a VideoGame, this is likely to be represented as an InterfaceScrew of some sort.
2nd Sep '17 10:59:24 AM nombretomado
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* Rachel is prone to this in ''{{Alphas}}''. Her ability to drastically increase one sense at the cost of diminishing the others kicks in unexpectedly, causing her to avoid sex, keep things obsessively clean, and insist on preparing food herself so she'll have control over everything that's gone into it. The CantHaveSexEver element caused her significant angst, but she finally did get over it with a sympathetic boyfriend - the implication was that it was less a case of physical inability to bear the sensations than a fear of letting herself become so utterly helpless with someone that she didn't trust absolutely.

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* Rachel is prone to this in ''{{Alphas}}''.''Series/{{Alphas}}''. Her ability to drastically increase one sense at the cost of diminishing the others kicks in unexpectedly, causing her to avoid sex, keep things obsessively clean, and insist on preparing food herself so she'll have control over everything that's gone into it. The CantHaveSexEver element caused her significant angst, but she finally did get over it with a sympathetic boyfriend - the implication was that it was less a case of physical inability to bear the sensations than a fear of letting herself become so utterly helpless with someone that she didn't trust absolutely.
13th Aug '17 10:41:37 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'' Kyôka, the leader of the nine demon gates, has the ability to alter a person's senses. She used this to greatly increase Erza's sense of pain, making her scream in agony with even the slightest of hits.

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* In ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'' Tail}}'', Kyôka, the leader of the nine demon gates, has the ability to alter a person's senses. She used this to greatly increase Erza's sense of pain, making her scream in agony with even the slightest of hits.
13th Aug '17 10:41:07 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/Fairy Tail'' Kyôka, the leader of the nine demon gates, has the ability to alter a person's senses. She used this to greatly increase Erza's sense of pain, making her scream in agony with even the slightest of hits.

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* In ''Manga/Fairy Tail'' ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'' Kyôka, the leader of the nine demon gates, has the ability to alter a person's senses. She used this to greatly increase Erza's sense of pain, making her scream in agony with even the slightest of hits.
13th Aug '17 10:40:25 PM Beauthelobo1
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* In ''Manga/Fairy Tail'' Kyôka, the leader of the nine demon gates, has the ability to alter a person's senses. She used this to greatly increase Erza's sense of pain, making her scream in agony with even the slightest of hits.
9th Jun '17 3:07:45 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' has a couple examples, ranging from flashbangs grenades, to a massive sonic emitter [[spoiler:on Halloween night]] that sent afflicted folks - many with super hearing - into various types of seizure.

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* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a couple examples, ranging from flashbangs grenades, to a massive sonic emitter [[spoiler:on Halloween night]] that sent afflicted folks - many with super hearing - into various types of seizure.
8th Jun '17 4:04:10 AM Luigifan
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One strategy for disabling someone without permanently incapacitating them is to debilitate them by overloading their senses. In some cases, an intensely bright light or loud noise is just as effective as a TapOnTheHead, and can allow easy capture. If that fails, it's another form of LookBehindYou, without having to actually talk to the opponent.

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One strategy for disabling someone without permanently incapacitating them is to debilitate them by overloading their senses. In some cases, an intensely [[EpilepticFlashingLights bright light light]] or [[LoudOfWar loud noise noise]] is just as effective as a TapOnTheHead, and can allow easy capture. If that fails, it's another form of LookBehindYou, without having to actually talk to the opponent.



** Also comes into play with Gloom, which produces a smell bad enough to knock out people and Pokemon. This is a rather big problem for Ash when facing Erika's.

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** Also comes into play with Gloom, which produces a smell bad enough to knock out people and Pokemon.Pokémon. This is a rather big problem for Ash when facing Erika's.



* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' Kotetsu attempts to use an ultrasonic grenade to defeat Jake's super hearing. [[spoiler: However, it is just a ruse to overcome Jake's true power, mind reading, and the "ultrasonic" grenade is really a flashbang.]]

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* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' Kotetsu attempts to use an ultrasonic grenade to defeat Jake's super hearing. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, it is just a ruse to overcome Jake's true power, mind reading, and the "ultrasonic" grenade is really a flashbang.]]



** In the flashbacks, [[spoiler: 003 was thrown into the middle of a battlefield ''right after being turned into a 00-Cyborg'', freaking out over the excessive amount of noise from the weapons firing at her thanks to her enhanced hearing, and barely understanding what was going on. 002/Jet had to pull her out of the battlefield and explain what happened.]]

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** In the flashbacks, [[spoiler: 003 [[spoiler:003 was thrown into the middle of a battlefield ''right after being turned into a 00-Cyborg'', freaking out over the excessive amount of noise from the weapons firing at her thanks to her enhanced hearing, and barely understanding what was going on. 002/Jet had to pull her out of the battlefield and explain what happened.]]
8th Jun '17 4:02:43 AM Luigifan
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See also PokeInTheThirdEye and FirstTimeFeeling. Compare SenseLossSadness.

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See also PokeInTheThirdEye PokeInTheThirdEye, FirstTimeFeeling, and FirstTimeFeeling.SensoryAbuse. Compare SenseLossSadness.
22nd Mar '17 7:22:02 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Naruto once beat Kiba by farting into Kiba's super-sensitive nose. It has since become a RunningGag; any time Naruto farts, Kiba is somewhere within range.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Naruto once beat Kiba by farting accidentally [[FarTillery farting]] into Kiba's [[ThenoseKnows super-sensitive nose.nose]], ''when poor Kiba had his smell sense enhanced with chakra''. It has since become a RunningGag; any time Naruto farts, Kiba is somewhere within range.



* In the ''Manga/Cyborg009'' 2001 series, black Ghost once used a special sound bomb to mess with Francoise/003's SuperSenses during an underwater combat.
* In ''Anime/{{Dragon Ball}}'' Goku nearly passes out when he got a whiff of Bacterian, a fighter that has never taken a bath in his life and causes people with normal sense of smell to cover their nose and cry in disgust.

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* In the ''Manga/Cyborg009'' 2001 series, black this happens twice to Francoise/003:
** In the flashbacks, [[spoiler: 003 was thrown into the middle of a battlefield ''right after being turned into a 00-Cyborg'', freaking out over the excessive amount of noise from the weapons firing at her thanks to her enhanced hearing, and barely understanding what was going on. 002/Jet had to pull her out of the battlefield and explain what happened.]]
** The Black
Ghost group once used a special sound bomb to mess with Francoise/003's her SuperSenses during an underwater combat.
combat. It briefly worked.
* In ''Anime/{{Dragon Ball}}'' Goku nearly passes out when he got a whiff of Bacterian, [[ThePigPen Bacterian]], a fighter that has never taken a bath in his life and causes people with normal sense of smell to cover their nose and cry in disgust.disgust. Poor Goku even gets to lampshade the trope, saying his nose is so sensitive that he ''can't'' stand even a bit of Bacterian's stench.



* In ''Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher'', one reason why Roderick and his sister remain in isolation is because their senses have become so acute due to hereditary illness that going out among other people would be overwhelmingly loud/bright/painful.

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* In ''Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher'', one reason why Roderick and his sister Madeline remain in isolation is because their senses have become so acute [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperesthesia due to hereditary illness illness]] that going out among other people would be overwhelmingly loud/bright/painful.
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