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17th Oct '17 2:44:07 AM Jihonson
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* The ''Occult Adventures'' companion book for ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' introduces the "tin cap" item, which grants its wearer a bonus to resisting mind-altering effects and divination spells that gather information about them, but saps the mind of the wearer and induces paranoia that makes the player throw a saving roll against ''any'' effect, including harmless ones. The book also introduces a more powerful "stannum crown", which provides complete immunity to the aforementioned effects, but can only be removed by the wearer and requiring a saving throw that grows more difficult the longer the crown is worn.

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* The ''Occult Adventures'' companion book for ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' introduces the "tin cap" item, which grants its wearer a bonus to resisting mind-altering effects and divination spells that gather information about them, but saps the mind of the wearer and induces paranoia that makes the player throw a saving roll against ''any'' effect, including harmless ones. The book also introduces a more powerful "stannum crown", which provides complete immunity to the aforementioned effects, but can only be removed by the wearer and requiring a saving throw that grows more difficult the longer the crown is worn.
17th Oct '17 2:41:51 AM Jihonson
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* The ''Occult Adventures'' companion book for ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' introduces the "tin cap" item, which grants its wearer a bonus to resisting mind-altering effects and divination spells that gather information about them, but saps the mind of the wearer and induces paranoia that makes the player throw a saving roll against ''any'' effect, including harmless ones. The book also introduces a more powerful "stannum crown", which provides complete immunity to the aforementioned effects, but can only be removed by the wearer and requiring a saving throw that grows more difficult the longer the crown is worn.
18th Aug '17 8:34:17 PM Generality
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Deponia}} Doomsday'' it's shown that a tinfoil hat stuffed with straw will provide RippleEffectProofMemory necessary for a time traveler. Rufus, luckily, has a de facto built-in version thanks to a metal plate in his head.
3rd Aug '17 5:12:19 PM thatother1dude
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* Being a paranoid cuckoo girl, Sticks of ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' inevitably references this in "My Fair Sticksy". She mentions one of her town defense system modes includes people trying to read her thoughts. According to her, it's a serious of tinfoil-lined paddles to smack away telepathic signals. Or maybe just smack the mind readers themselves.

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* Being a paranoid cuckoo girl, Sticks of ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' inevitably references this in "My Fair Sticksy". She mentions one of her town defense system modes includes is meant to counter people trying to read her thoughts. According to her, it's a serious series of tinfoil-lined paddles to smack away telepathic signals. Or maybe just smack the mind readers themselves.
18th Jul '17 2:29:19 AM FF32
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* Episode 32 of ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' has a paranoid Jay surmise that Mr. Plinkett has become wise to his and Mike's schemes and placed a tracking beacon in their heads, and wears one of these to block it. The hat winds up interfering with a media satellite, causing ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' and ''Film/DarkShadows'' to be downloaded directly into his brain. [[spoiler:When Mr. Plinkett tries to download Creator/KenBurns documentaries by wearing one of these, he gets a burst gamma radiation and becomes dumber.]]
12th Jul '17 11:46:05 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The [[FanFic/FirstMembranes 1st Membranes]] have tinfoil helmets as part of their standard gear. It helps block out the Warp from the Guards' minds.
8th Jul '17 2:01:29 PM nombretomado
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As TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.

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As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.
27th Jun '17 11:36:21 AM FF32
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' featured a cult-like group of hobos called the Legion of Madfellows who all wore such hats to prevent the Dark One from reading their thoughts, and indoctrinated Fry into their practices.[[note]]Fry's hat in particular would be in different shapes for different scenes (it's foil, after all), depending on the occasion. E.g. it became a stereotypical police officer hat when he was posing as a security guard.[[/note]] They were, of course, ProperlyParanoid. The hat also serves to block Fry's own mind reading powers as [[PowerIncontinence he can't turn them off of his own accord]].
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* Most of the main characters in ''Film/{{Signs}}'' wind up wearing one at some point before the end of the movie. The scene gets parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''

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* Most of the main characters in ''Film/{{Signs}}'' wind up wearing one at some point before the end of the movie. The scene gets parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''3'', where the hats are giant Hershey's Kisses.



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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' featured a cult-like group of hobos called the Legion of Madfellows who all wore such hats to prevent the Dark One from reading their thoughts, and indoctrinated Fry into their practices.[[note]]Fry's hat in particular would be in different shapes for different scenes (it's foil, after all), depending on the occasion. E.g. it became a stereotypical police officer hat when he was posing as a security guard.[[/note]] They were, of course, ProperlyParanoid. The hat also serves to block Fry's own mind reading powers as [[PowerIncontinence he can't turn them off of his own accord]].
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* In an episode of ''Stroker & Hoop'' entitled Tinfoiled again (a.k.a. Star Crossed Livers), Stroker wore a tin foil hat to protect himself from being psychically manipulated by Ron Howard.


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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' entitled "Tinfoiled Again (a.k.a. Star Crossed Livers)", Stroker wore a tin foil hat to protect himself from being psychically manipulated by Creator/RonHoward.
12th Jun '17 12:21:01 AM Madrugada
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]] Subverted in that in this case, since he ''is'' an AI and the program would be coming in on the com-net (basically wi-fi_) aluminum foil covering his receiver would be enough to weaken or distort the signal enough to protect him from its effects.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]] Subverted in that in this case, since he ''is'' an AI and the program would be coming in on the com-net (basically wi-fi_) wi-fi) since he has disabled all other means of communication except speech, aluminum foil covering his receiver would ''would'' be enough to weaken or distort the signal enough to protect him from its effects.
11th Jun '17 11:54:34 PM Madrugada
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]]]] Subverted in that in this case, since he ''is'' an AI and the program would be coming in on the com-net (basically wi-fi_) aluminum foil covering his receiver would be enough to weaken or distort the signal enough to protect him from its effects.
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