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18th Jan '17 6:08:54 AM Vir
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Simple Beam attack, a psychic laser that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin changes the target's Ability to Simple]]. (Use with caution; a Simple Pokemon can be a LethalJokeCharacter.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Simple Beam attack, a psychic laser that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin changes the target's Ability to Simple]]. (Use with caution; a Simple Pokemon Pokémon can be a LethalJokeCharacter.)
28th Oct '16 10:07:05 AM Arachnos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there are two diseases that affect Magicka: Witbane and Brain Rot. The former slows down magicka regeneration, the latter reduces your maximum magicka.They are contracted from being attacked by Sabre Cats and Hagravens respectively.
12th Sep '16 6:46:34 PM PaulA
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* This is an ability of the Oversoul, the millions old AI that monitors humanity in Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/{{Homecoming}}'' series. To prevent humanity from developing to a point where it can potentially wipe itself out, the Oversoul can make those who delve into forbidden ideas suddenly stupid or forgetful until they move on to something else. It takes a lot of willpower for a human being to overcome this. This ability is so powerful that at one point the Oversoul does it to ''itself.''

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* This is an ability of the Oversoul, the millions old AI that monitors humanity in Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/{{Homecoming}}'' series.''Literature/HomecomingSaga''. To prevent humanity from developing to a point where it can potentially wipe itself out, the Oversoul can make those who delve into forbidden ideas suddenly stupid or forgetful until they move on to something else. It takes a lot of willpower for a human being to overcome this. This ability is so powerful that at one point the Oversoul does it to ''itself.''''itself''.
30th Aug '16 9:17:26 AM ultimomant
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* Parodied in One Piece when Luffy does "Gomu Gomu no Boh/Gum Gum Space Out" and completely clears his mind of thought so Eneru can't read his moves with his Mantra. It's not much of an "attack" as he can't fight back with it.

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* Parodied in One Piece ''Manga/OnePiece'' when Luffy does "Gomu Gomu no Boh/Gum Gum Space Out" and completely clears his mind of thought so Eneru can't read his moves with his Mantra. It's not much of an "attack" as he can't fight back with it.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Glory has a [[NightmareFuel terrifying version of this]], where she basically jams her fingers into the sides of the victims head, robbing them off their sanity and intelligence and leaving them babbling and helpless. This happens to [[spoiler: Terra]], who ends up being the only one cured thanks to Willow. A side-effect of this also benefits Glory as they see Dawn in her true form, which is described as a beautiful, pure green light, and [[spoiler:Terra]] accidentally helps Glory learn Dawn is the MacGuffin because she didn't understand that vocalizing this will result in everyone dying.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Glory has a [[NightmareFuel terrifying version of this]], where she basically jams her fingers into the sides of the victims head, robbing them off their sanity and intelligence and leaving them babbling and helpless. This happens to [[spoiler: Terra]], Tara]], who ends up being the only one cured thanks to Willow. A side-effect of this also benefits Glory as they see Dawn in her true form, which is described as a beautiful, pure green light, and [[spoiler:Terra]] [[spoiler:Tara]] accidentally helps Glory learn Dawn is the MacGuffin because she didn't understand that vocalizing this will result in everyone dying.
7th Aug '16 3:40:17 PM Vindicar
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* In ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'' some of your traps, interrogation devices and trained social minions can do it to agents of justice. It's a highly useful technique, as not only stupefied targets become docile enough to be simply escorted away from your ElaborateUndergroundBase, they will also forget any incriminating activity they've seen.
16th Jul '16 4:12:21 PM nombretomado
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* Appears twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. In "Grounder the Genius", Hacker creates a "Stupid Chip" as a decoy for the one with the Super Genius Program he stole from Robotnik. When Robotnik thinks he's recovered the Genius Chip, he ends up using the Stupid Chip on himself, with predictable results. Another episode had Robotnik inventing a Stupid Ray, which became the episode's MacGuffin: a crazed general thinks he can use it to make an army of brainwashed soldiers, and [[HonestJohnsDealership sleazy salesman Wes Weasley]] figures it will make it easier to sell people his worthless junk.

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* Appears twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. In "Grounder the Genius", Hacker creates a "Stupid Chip" as a decoy for the one with the Super Genius Program he stole from Robotnik. When Robotnik thinks he's recovered the Genius Chip, he ends up using the Stupid Chip on himself, with predictable results. Another episode had Robotnik inventing a Stupid Ray, which became the episode's MacGuffin: a crazed general thinks he can use it to make an army of brainwashed soldiers, and [[HonestJohnsDealership sleazy salesman Wes Weasley]] figures it will make it easier to sell people his worthless junk.
10th Jun '16 2:30:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', Dave Bowman pulls a rare lethal version on the [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue computer]] HAL 9000, removing its memory modules until its "brain" shuts down. Despite the machine being a clear antagonist, the sequence is [[TearJerker remarkably upsetting]].

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* In ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', Dave Bowman pulls a rare lethal version on the [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue computer]] HAL 9000, removing its memory modules until its "brain" shuts down. Despite the machine being a clear antagonist, the sequence is [[TearJerker remarkably upsetting]].upsetting.
27th May '16 8:20:55 PM BatDan
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* Parodied in One Piece when Luffy does "Gomu Gomu no Boh/Gum Gum Space Out" and completely clears his mind of thought so Eneru can't read his moves with his Mantra. It's not much of an "attack" as he can't fight back with it.
25th May '16 7:57:44 PM Seanette
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Post-VillainousBreakdown, Zola announces her intent to administer a... rather crude version to Tarvek.[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110103]]Specifically, coring out his brain with a sword in order to make him her 'zombie slave'. In her defense, she was ''incredibly[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ItMakesSenseInContext]]'' high when she came up with the idea.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Post-VillainousBreakdown, Zola [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110103 announces her intent intent]] to administer a... rather crude version to Tarvek.[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110103]]Specifically, Specifically, coring out his brain with a sword in order to make him her 'zombie slave'. In her defense, she was ''incredibly[[http://tvtropes.[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ItMakesSenseInContext]]'' high php/Main/ItMakesSenseInContext incredibly high]] when she came up with the idea.
25th May '16 7:54:45 PM Seanette
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* In the ''Literature//{{Uglies}}'' series, when you are made into a Pretty at age sixteen, they make you into a bubblehead that won't try and rebel against the entire ideal.

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* In the ''Literature//{{Uglies}}'' ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series, when you are made into a Pretty at age sixteen, they make you into a bubblehead that won't try and rebel against the entire ideal.
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