Greed Trumps Mind Control
No form of telepathy can override sheer avarice


(permanent link) added: 2011-12-21 16:36:54 sponsor: Lumpenprole (last reply: 2013-05-12 09:02:05)

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A powerful telepath can do a lot of things to someone's head, but apparently the one thing they can't do is make a miser forget the bottom line. Sometimes played for laughs, sometimes semi-seriously.

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Live-Action Television:
  • Doctor Who: The Master's telepathic powers fail to dent the mercenary Sabalom Glitz's obesession with wealth.

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lwaxana Troi complained that she couldn't telepathically probe any Ferengi, though whether this is associated with their obsession with profit is unclear.
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