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24th Sep '16 6:32:38 PM nombretomado
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* In [[http://www.dorktower.com/2006/05/05/comics-archive-781/ this]] ''DorkTower'' strip, Igor engages a mind flayer with purple nurples and "the dreaded doom wedgie". Since this effectively proved his character didn't ''have'' a brain to flay, he actually won.

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* In [[http://www.dorktower.com/2006/05/05/comics-archive-781/ this]] ''DorkTower'' ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' strip, Igor engages a mind flayer with purple nurples and "the dreaded doom wedgie". Since this effectively proved his character didn't ''have'' a brain to flay, he actually won.
22nd Sep '16 2:34:19 PM IamTheCaligula
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', [[AndIMustScream Arakune]] [[TheUnintelligible (sort of)]] says this when given the chance to consume [[IdiotHero Bang Shishigami]] when the former wins.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', [[AndIMustScream [[TheWormThatWalks Arakune]] [[TheUnintelligible (sort of)]] says this when given the chance to consume [[IdiotHero Bang Shishigami]] when the former wins.
24th Aug '16 7:14:16 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** Inverted with the demon in "The Puppet Show"; Buffy and the Scoobies are realizing that Giles is the target of a brain-eating demon, and become especially worried after remembering that he's very smart.
23rd Aug '16 8:16:47 PM TheWanderer
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* The second variant shows up in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when the Mind Flayer doesn't want to eat Elan's brain. Later, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0031.html we get to see it picture each of the Order]] [[MeatOVision as a meal]] and it ticks them off one by one. [[StaticCharacter Durkon]] = porridge (filling but bland), [[ActionGirl Haley]] = a sundae (too sweet), [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]] = a taco (it'd get heartburn), [[TheFool Elan]] = Diet Coke (next!), [[InsufferableGenius Vaarsuvius]] = a hamburger (getting somewhere) and [[GeniusBruiser Roy]] = a turkey (perfect!). [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Vaarsuvius is visibly upset by this.]] (Roy has high stats in intelligence, wisdom and charisma, which makes him a more balanced and attractive meal than Vaarsuvius, who has higher intelligence but not a lot of the other two.)

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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The second variant shows up in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', when the Mind Flayer doesn't want to eat Elan's brain. Later, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0031.html we get to see it picture each of the Order]] [[MeatOVision as a meal]] and it ticks them off one by one. [[StaticCharacter Durkon]] = porridge (filling but bland), [[ActionGirl Haley]] = a sundae (too sweet), [[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar]] = a taco (it'd get heartburn), [[TheFool Elan]] = Diet Coke (next!), [[InsufferableGenius Vaarsuvius]] = a hamburger (getting somewhere) and [[GeniusBruiser Roy]] = a turkey (perfect!). [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe Vaarsuvius is visibly upset by this.]] (Roy has high stats in intelligence, wisdom and charisma, which makes him a more balanced and attractive meal than Vaarsuvius, who has higher intelligence but not a lot of the other two.))
** The print only prequel volume ''Start of Darkness'', which traces [[StartOfDarkness how Xykon and Redcloak first became villains and teamed up]], has Xykon joking about this trope at one point. When a group of zombies under Xykon's command attack [[GranolaGirl the elf druid Lirian]], they're calling for brains. Xykons cracks that they can look inside Lirian's head if they want, but he doubts they'll find anything, as [[DumbBlonde Lirian is a blonde]] afterall.
28th Jul '16 6:08:28 PM Nerrin
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* Much as in the ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' example below, mind flayers in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' often invoke (the first variation of) this trope in supplementary materials, as they prefer to eat newly-acquired captives over long-term slave populations. This is because their slaves, especially those born into it, are dull-witted from mental domination and the drudgery of years of service, and so are sustaining but dreadfully bland.
23rd Jun '16 4:41:59 AM Andyroid
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', we see a Brain Slug starve to death after it gets on Fry's head.

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', we see a [[PuppeteerParasite Brain Slug Slug]] starve to death after it gets on Fry's head.head. [[spoiler: Though this isn't just because Fry is [[TheDitz a bit dim]]; according to "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid", Fry has abnormal brain waves that make him resistant to mind control.]]
12th Jun '16 3:46:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the third "TreehouseOfHorror" special had a zombie horde clamoring for "Braaaains" inspect Homer's head, then abandon him in disgust. Most ridiculously, the zombie taps Homer on the head and [[HollowSoundingHead a very hollow sound is heard]] before it moves along.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the third "TreehouseOfHorror" "WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" special had a zombie horde clamoring for "Braaaains" inspect Homer's head, then abandon him in disgust. Most ridiculously, the zombie taps Homer on the head and [[HollowSoundingHead a very hollow sound is heard]] before it moves along.
10th Jun '16 7:41:49 AM imadmagician
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* WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey has this trope exploited in "My Science Project". Adam and Jake [[ObfuscatingStupidity attempt to look dumber than the other]] to convince a rogue machine searching for intelligent hosts to leave them alone.
20th Apr '16 2:04:29 AM delta1
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* Another brain-sucking alien example in the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "Third Dork from the Sun", where said alien attempts to absorb Johnny's intelligence only to realize there was nothing to absorb, resulting in his brain overloading.
1st Apr '16 4:30:33 PM deadwaste
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* In one episode of ''Series/ModernFamily'', a zookeeper arrives a the Dunphy house for a birthday party. When an iguana ends up on Luke Dunphy's head, he asks what it eats and is replied with a faux-dramatic "little boys' brains". Luke's sister Alex then snarks that he should be safe.

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* In one episode of ''Series/ModernFamily'', a zookeeper arrives a at the Dunphy house for a birthday party. When an iguana ends up on Luke Dunphy's head, he asks what it eats and is replied with a faux-dramatic "little boys' brains". Luke's sister Alex then snarks that he should be safe.
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