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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.
16th Mar '17 3:20:35 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Comicbook/{{PS238}}'' has a child with the power of noticing patterns; it's so strong that he actually falls under PrescienceIsPredictable, able to figure out what has and will happen with uncanny accuracy. While he can interact with the other students for short periods, he spends most of his time studying in a private room with blank walls to keep from being overwhelmed.
5th Mar '17 10:17:31 AM nombretomado
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2nd Mar '17 11:01:58 PM grimgrendel
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* After Noa in ''Fanfic/HardBeingPure'' fully mutates, her sight becomes so good that she can see individual bacteria, along with otherwise imperceptible irregularities in nearly everything around her. It's to the point that she can't open her eyes for more than a second, otherwise she gets too much information and becomes unresponsive.
1st Feb '17 7:27:46 AM MiddleEighth
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*John in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' is given extremely sharp hearing, which presents a problem for him whenever he's in a city; even the nearly deserted Ta'akan makes it impossible for him to sleep. Luckily he learns to tune it so he doesn't get overwhelmed.
26th Jan '17 11:14:12 PM PaulA
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/{{Foundation}} novel ''Second Foundation''. A Mind Static device is used to "blind" Second Foundationers with psychic abilities (the "sixth sense").

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/{{Foundation}} novel ''Second Foundation''.''Literature/SecondFoundation''. A Mind Static device is used to "blind" Second Foundationers with psychic abilities (the "sixth sense").
4th Jan '17 4:43:20 PM Geoduck
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' hints at this rather cleverly when heroine Agatha loses the locket that has been keeping her Spark (and emotions) suppressed, with the color scheme going from a muted near black and white to garish full-color gradients, and then finally setting into a more balanced palette. The [[Literature/AgathaHAndTheAirshipCity novelization]], lacking pictures, makes this transition more explicit.
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