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* AnythingButThat: Trickster claims he wouldn't rat Michael out if he were electrocuted, had his fingers broken, or eyes gouged, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but he draws the line at country-western music]].


* FingerlessGloves: Worn by The Trickster.


* BadBadActing: Edward Furlong's acting skills dramatically decreased between Terminator 2 and this. The film's director John Flynn said of Furlong's acting, "Eddie Furlong was a 15-year-old kid who couldnít act. You had to 'slap him awake' every morning. I donít want to get into knocking people, but I was not a big Eddie Furlong fan."

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* BadBadActing: Edward Furlong's acting skills dramatically decreased between Terminator 2 and this. The film's director John Flynn said of Furlong's acting, "Eddie Furlong was a 15-year-old kid who couldnít act. You had to 'slap him awake' every morning. I donít want to get into knocking people, but I was not a big Eddie Furlong fan."

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* ThePeepingTom: Michael really likes clandestinely spying upon and photographing his crush Kimberly, facilitated by both being close neighbors with bedroom windows facing each other. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie he discovers that she also likes to do the same thing to him, much to his pleasure.]]


* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:When Michael refuses to kill Kimberly, The Trickster possesses him to to force him to do it.]]

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:When Michael refuses to kill Kimberly, The Trickster possesses him to to force him to do it.]]


''Brainscan'' is a 1994 horror film starring Creator/EdwardFurlong, Amy Hargreaves, Frank Langella and T. Ryder Smith.

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''Brainscan'' is a 1994 horror film starring Creator/EdwardFurlong, Amy Hargreaves, Frank Langella Creator/FrankLangella and T. Ryder Smith.

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* HumanoidAbomination: The Trickster is the incarnation of ''Brainscan'' itself, and is an ImplacableMan capable of teleportation and [[spoiler:DemonicPossession.]]


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* SelfMutilationDemonstration: Trickster breaks his own fingers and digs out his eyes in front of Michael.


* AllJustADream: Everything between [[spoiler:Michael playing the first disc and Michael getting shot on the perceived fourth disc, depending on your interpretation of the final scene.]]

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* AllJustADream: Everything between [[spoiler:Michael playing the first disc and Michael getting shot on the perceived fourth disc, depending on your interpretation of the [[OrWasItADream final scene.scene]].]]



* DemonicPossession: When Michael refuses to kill Kimberly, The Trickster possesses him to to force him to do it.

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* DemonicPossession: When [[spoiler:When Michael refuses to kill Kimberly, The Trickster possesses him to to force him to do it.]]


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* KickTheDog: The Trickster's attempts to drive Michael into willingly committing murder revolve around this.
-->'''Trickster:''' [[IronicEcho Buddies forever?]]
* MissingMom: Michael's mother died in a car accident when he was young, and it left quite an impact on him.

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* AllJustADream: Everything between [[spoiler:Michael playing the first disc and Michael getting shot on the perceived fourth disc, depending on your interpretation of the final scene.]]


Michael Brower is a shut-in who spends his time with horror films, video games and spying on his neighbour Kimberly. One day his friend Kyle introduces him to ''Brainscan'', a horror video game that puts the player in a role of a murderer. The game is fun, but he finds out that the game is more real than it seems, as the murders he commits in it also happen in real life. Understandably, he becomes reluctant to continue, but the game's avatar The Trickter goads him on to continue....

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Michael Brower is a shut-in who spends his time with horror films, video games and spying on his neighbour Kimberly. One day his friend Kyle introduces him to ''Brainscan'', a horror video game that puts the player in a role of a murderer. The game is fun, but he finds out that the game is more real than it seems, as the murders he commits in it also happen in real life. Understandably, he becomes reluctant to continue, but the game's avatar The Trickter Trickster goads him on to continue....



* BigBad: The Trickser, the avatar of ''Brainscan''.

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* BigBad: The Trickser, Trickster, the avatar of ''Brainscan''.


Michael Brower is a shut-in who spends his time with horror films, video games and spying on his neighbour Kimberly. One day his friend Kyle introduces him to ''Brainscan'', a horror video game that puts the player in a role of a murderer. The game is fun, but he finds out that the game is more real than it seems, as the murders he commits in it also happen in real life. Understandably, he becomes reluctant to continue, but the game's avatar The Trickters goads him on to continue....

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Michael Brower is a shut-in who spends his time with horror films, video games and spying on his neighbour Kimberly. One day his friend Kyle introduces him to ''Brainscan'', a horror video game that puts the player in a role of a murderer. The game is fun, but he finds out that the game is more real than it seems, as the murders he commits in it also happen in real life. Understandably, he becomes reluctant to continue, but the game's avatar The Trickters Trickter goads him on to continue....

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* ThePowerOfLove: Michael is able to stop the game and fight back The Trickster's influence when Kimberly proclaims her love for him.


* {{Fingore}}: When The Trickster tells Michael that there was an another witness to his initial murder, he tells Michael that ''he'' wouldn't rat him out, even if his fingers were broken. To drive this home, he starts breaking his fingers. To drive this point further home [[EyeScream he sticks his fingers to his eyes]].

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* {{Fingore}}: When The Trickster tells Michael that there was an another witness to his initial murder, he tells Michael that ''he'' wouldn't rat him out, even if his fingers were broken. To drive this home, he starts breaking his fingers. To drive this point further home [[EyeScream he sticks his fingers to into his eyes]].



* TheGamePlaysYou: Not only do the murders in ''Brainscan' turn out to be real, the game zombifies the player and makes him a homicidal sleepwalker, it also lets out an evil punk known as The Trickster into the real world who forces him to continue "playing".
* TheIgor: The representation of Michaelís computer's avatar is a stereotypical Igor, who calls him "master".

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* TheGamePlaysYou: Not only do the murders in ''Brainscan' ''Brainscan'' turn out to be real, the game zombifies the player and makes him a homicidal sleepwalker, it also lets out an evil punk known as The Trickster into the real world who forces him to continue "playing".
* TheIgor: The representation of Michaelís Michael's computer's avatar is a stereotypical Igor, who calls him "master".

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