History Main / WhoEvenNeedsABrain

5th May '16 2:04:05 PM CaptainTedium
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Type III No Change:'' This is most likely to happen to a character who is already TheDitz (or worse). Brain falls out, is stolen or whatever and the de-brained character acts exactly the same (and may not even notice their brain is gone.) Sometimes the brain will be [[ShrunkenOrgan far smaller than normal]] to begin with.

to:

''Type III No Change:'' This is most likely to happen to a character who is already TheDitz (or worse).TheDitz. Brain falls out, is stolen or whatever and the de-brained character acts exactly the same (and may not even notice their brain is gone.) Sometimes the brain will be [[ShrunkenOrgan far smaller than normal]] to begin with.
29th Apr '16 5:57:21 PM looneynightmare
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBabyHueyShow'' aliens abduct Baby Huey to perform experiments on him, at one point they take an X-ray of his head, in place of his brain is a spider and cobwebs.
6th Apr '16 10:19:07 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the StarTrek parody Treks Not Taken'', there's a Literature/MobyDick spoof where the Captain says that as the sailors of old had the sea in their veins, "[[ThatCameOutWrong I have the emptiness of space inside my head]]."

to:

* In the StarTrek Franchise/StarTrek parody Treks ''Treks Not Taken'', there's a Literature/MobyDick spoof where the Captain says that as the sailors of old had the sea in their veins, "[[ThatCameOutWrong I have the emptiness of space inside my head]]."
6th Apr '16 10:17:20 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the StarTrek parody Treks Not Taken'', there's a Literature/MobyDick spoof where the Captain says that as the sailors of old had the sea in their veins, "[[ThatCameOutWrong I have the emptiness of space inside my head]]."
11th Mar '16 5:31:26 AM Omeganian
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Nicholas Coke would be considered a partial RealityIsUnrealistic for this trope, considering that his condition, Anencephaly, makes it so that he has no brain, only a brain stem. Against all odds he has recently turned one (babies born with the condition usually die within hours or days). You can regard this as a miracle as the family thinks it is or a FateWorseThanDeath as the baby apparently can't see, hear, suck, crawl, or sit up (or perhaps even think).

to:

* Nicholas Coke would be considered Anencephaly, when a child is born with no brain, only a brain stem. A disturbingly common birth disorder. About half are stillbirths. Most of the rest survive a few hours or days. However, TheOtherWiki mentions a few cases of kids who survived a couple of years as a partial RealityIsUnrealistic for case of this trope, considering that his condition, Anencephaly, makes it so that he has no brain, only a brain stem. Against all odds he has recently turned trope. As of spring 2016, one (babies born is alive with the condition usually die within hours a [[https://www.facebook.com/ourbabyANGELA/ Facebook blog]]... view at your own risk; YMMV on it being either a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming or days). You can regard this as a miracle as the family thinks it is or a FateWorseThanDeath as the baby apparently can't see, hear, suck, crawl, or sit up (or perhaps even think).UpToEleven creepiness.
17th Feb '16 3:00:33 AM AgentTasmania
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Type I Walking Vegetable:'' In this case the body is in a drooling zombie like state, able to walk after a fashion but otherwise almost totally unaware of anything going on around them. Any speech will be monosyllabic.

to:

''Type I Walking Vegetable:'' In this case the body is in a drooling zombie like state, able to walk after a fashion but otherwise almost totally unaware of anything going on around them. Any speech will be monosyllabic. \n Can be done realistically, if some important parts of the brain remain but all the higher regions are gone.
18th Jan '16 6:31:20 AM RossN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


See also InOneEarOutTheOther.

to:

See also InOneEarOutTheOther.
InOneEarOutTheOther which is often how the absence of a brain is revealed.
16th Jan '16 4:24:37 AM RossN
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Live Action Film]]
* In the film version of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' Marvin takes the shape of airheaded [[HotScoop reporter]] Brace Channing. This isn't the only time he takes human shape and it's implied he has some sort of mind meld type connection with the brain of the real person he is copying. Unfortunately for him [[BrainlessBeauty he picked Brace]].
--->'''Martin (visibly shaken):''' "Boy, her head was dark and empty."
[[/folder]]
16th Dec '15 8:26:26 AM RossN
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WesternAmination/TheSecretShow'' episode 'And that's for Helsinki' both Victor and Anita find out that significant 'chunks' of their brains were removed by Professor Professor to be cleaned after they were hit my a mind bomb. Other that some slight amnesia they suffer no ill effects, even though the brain 'chunks' are big enough they look like they make up most of their brains.
10th Nov '15 5:26:42 AM Grudgeal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', people who get their brains stolen (usually due to a nearby Mind Flayer) end up like this. In one instance, Piffany kept Yeagar's body going by giving him a 'replacement brain' (she put a buttefly inside his skull cavity).

to:

* In ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', people who get their brains stolen (usually due to a nearby Mind Flayer) end up like this. In one instance, Piffany kept Yeagar's body going by giving him a 'replacement brain' (she put a buttefly butterfly inside his skull cavity).
This list shows the last 10 events of 149. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WhoEvenNeedsABrain