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9th Jul '16 11:57:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'':''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'':
30th Jun '16 12:18:38 PM REV6Pilot
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* EpilepticFlashlingLights, which overload vision [[BrownNote to the point of causing seizures]]. Weaponized on tactical lights with strobe mode.

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* EpilepticFlashlingLights, EpilepticFlashingLights, which overload vision [[BrownNote to the point of causing seizures]]. Weaponized on tactical lights with strobe mode.
30th Jun '16 12:18:20 PM REV6Pilot
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* There is, of course, the infamous defense mechanism of skunks, which overwhelms the noses of almsot every creature nearby and whose stench only gets stronger when washed. The only natural predators of skunks are a few species of birds of prey, who have little to no sense of smell.

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* There is, of course, the infamous defense mechanism of skunks, which overwhelms the noses of almsot almost every creature nearby and whose stench only gets stronger when washed. The only natural predators of skunks are a few species of birds of prey, who have little to no sense of smell.smell.
* EpilepticFlashlingLights, which overload vision [[BrownNote to the point of causing seizures]]. Weaponized on tactical lights with strobe mode.
17th Jun '16 7:11:08 PM Yuihime
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', O'Malley's AuraVision is painfully overstimulated by crowds of people or spirits.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', O'Malley's AuraVision is painfully overstimulated by crowds seeing large numbers of people or spirits.
spirits. However, in the "Green-Eyed Monster" arc, the Sight gets [[spoiler: temporarily transferred to Thackery]], and Mal gets [[SenseLossSadness equally frustrated]] by ''not'' seeing spirits or auras everywhere, to say nothing of [[DisabilitySuperpower how weird he finds ordinary color vision to be]].
17th Jun '16 7:06:59 PM Yuihime
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', Mal's AuraVision is painfully overstimulated by crowds of people or spirits.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', Mal's O'Malley's AuraVision is painfully overstimulated by crowds of people or spirits.
14th Jun '16 7:53:12 PM Yuihime
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', Mal's AuraSight is ''painfully'' overstimulated by crowds of people or spirits, which doesn't help his dislike of people any.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', Mal's AuraSight AuraVision is ''painfully'' painfully overstimulated by crowds of people or spirits, which doesn't help his dislike of people any.
spirits.
14th Jun '16 7:50:56 PM Yuihime
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'', Mal's AuraSight is ''painfully'' overstimulated by crowds of people or spirits, which doesn't help his dislike of people any.
7th Jun '16 2:27:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's {{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 {{Foundation}} Literature/{{Foundation}} novel ''Second Foundation''. A Mind Static device is used to "blind" Second Foundationers with psychic abilities (the "sixth sense").



* In BrandonSanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' novels, burning tin dramatically increases your senses, so one tactic to use against a Tin Eye (people who can only tin) or Mistborn (people who can burn all metals) burning tin is to use bright lights or loud noises. Even though the person can instantly shut down the burn it still takes a second for them to recover from the shock.

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* In BrandonSanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' Creator/BrandonSanderson's ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' novels, burning tin dramatically increases your senses, so one tactic to use against a Tin Eye (people who can only tin) or Mistborn (people who can burn all metals) burning tin is to use bright lights or loud noises. Even though the person can instantly shut down the burn it still takes a second for them to recover from the shock.



* Molly of ''TheDresdenFiles'' casts a spell that creates bright lights, multi-colored and flashing. Harry calls it the One-Woman Rave.

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* Molly of ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' casts a spell that creates bright lights, multi-colored and flashing. Harry calls it the One-Woman Rave.



* Jedi in TimothyZahn's Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels can choose to make any or every sense keener the better to hear near-inaudible noises, see in the dark, identify chemicals by scent, etc. Virtually every time they do so, though, they're half-deafened by someone murmuring quietly to them, a dim light, etc. and have to rapidly ramp their senses back down to normal.
* In the novel ''DarkLord'', which takes place just after Epsiode 3 when the Jedi are being hunted down by clones, a group of rogue clones ignores Order 66 and uses EMP grenades to disable their fellow clones that were attempting to ambush the Jedi. As the grenades short out their helmets, that group of clones is somewhat unable to successfully conduct their ambush. This isn't really shown anywhere else as a solution to clones or stormtroopers however.

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* Jedi in TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels can choose to make any or every sense keener the better to hear near-inaudible noises, see in the dark, identify chemicals by scent, etc. Virtually every time they do so, though, they're half-deafened by someone murmuring quietly to them, a dim light, etc. and have to rapidly ramp their senses back down to normal.
* In the novel ''DarkLord'', ''Literature/DarkLord'', which takes place just after Epsiode 3 when the Jedi are being hunted down by clones, a group of rogue clones ignores Order 66 and uses EMP grenades to disable their fellow clones that were attempting to ambush the Jedi. As the grenades short out their helmets, that group of clones is somewhat unable to successfully conduct their ambush. This isn't really shown anywhere else as a solution to clones or stormtroopers however.
2nd Jun '16 11:17:06 AM Willbyr
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* Used for comical effect in ''{{Karin}}'', where it is revealed that the Vampire's famous aversion to Garlic basically just comes down to enhanced senses, including a very strong sense of smell... so it won't kill them, but they sure will retreat in a hurry, pinching their noses.

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* Used for comical effect in ''{{Karin}}'', ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', where it is revealed that the Vampire's famous aversion to Garlic basically just comes down to enhanced senses, including a very strong sense of smell... so it won't kill them, but they sure will retreat in a hurry, pinching their noses.



* ''CodeGeass'': When a telepath geass user was exposed to a massive crowd, the character has a mental breakdown.
* In ''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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* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': When a telepath geass user was exposed to a massive crowd, the character has a mental breakdown.
* In ''TigerAndBunny,'' ''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.]]



** ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':
*** '''{{Wolverine}}''' has super-sensitive hearing, so many villains like to use [[MakeMeWannaShout sonic attacks]] against him.

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** ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':
''ComicBook/XMen'':
*** '''{{Wolverine}}''' '''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}''' has super-sensitive hearing, so many villains like to use [[MakeMeWannaShout sonic attacks]] against him.
8th May '16 3:22:48 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Spider-Man uses goggles as part of his costume to focus his enhanced senses, which would otherwise prove distracting while he is out crimefighting.
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