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* ''Film/RolliAmazingTales'': The Great Trash, the deity worshipped by the evil Trashers, is a giant plumpish head that resides in the Trashers' underground lair. He doesn't speak much beyond his hammy VillainSong, but he converts people into Trashers by vomiting on them.


* In ''Comicbook/{{Azrael}}'', the Order of St Dumas had a brazen head that was supposedly St Dumas himself, preserved to share his wisdom. Which was mostly spewing misogyny at Sister Lilhy and telling Az how useless he was. A marginally more useful version appears in the ''Legends of the Dead Earth'' {{Elseworld}} annual, where it's just called the Oracle.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Azrael}}'', the Order of St Dumas had a brazen head that was supposedly St Dumas himself, preserved to share his wisdom. Which was mostly spewing misogyny at Sister Lilhy and telling Az how useless he was. A marginally more useful version appears in the ''Legends of the Dead Earth'' {{Elseworld}} ''ComicBook/LegendsOfTheDeadEarth'' annual, where it's just called the Oracle.


* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'' Mimir is decapitated by Kratos, at his own request as he's [[AndIMustScream trapped in a tree]] when first encountered, and then revived and carried around to provide [[MrExposition advice and commentary]].

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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'' Mimir is decapitated by Kratos, at his own request request, as he's [[AndIMustScream trapped in a tree]] when first encountered, and then revived and carried around to provide [[MrExposition advice and commentary]].


*** Gosei's counterpart in Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger, Master Head, also resembles a Tiki.

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*** Gosei's counterpart in Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger, ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'', Master Head, also resembles a Tiki.



** In "The Time of the Doctor", the Doctor has obtained the head of a Cyberman which he uses as a databank.

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** In "The Time of the Doctor", Doctor," the Doctor has obtained the head of a Cyberman which he uses as a databank.


* Marie Antoinette in ''HEDoubleHockeySticks'' is a disembodied head who acts as Mrs. Beelzebub's secretary. Despite the handicap of having no hands or arms.

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* Marie Antoinette in ''HEDoubleHockeySticks'' ''Film/HEDoubleHockeySticks'' is a disembodied head who acts as Mrs. Beelzebub's secretary. Despite the handicap of having no hands or arms.


A common variation in medieval lore was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_Head Brazen Head,]] which could answer any question and make oracular pronouncements. The Brazen Head crops up in the stories surrounding many medieval magicians, including Roger Bacon and {{Faust}}.

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A common variation in medieval lore was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_Head Brazen Head,]] which could answer any question and make oracular pronouncements. The Brazen Head crops up in the stories surrounding many medieval magicians, including Roger Bacon and {{Faust}}.
Myth/{{Faust}}.

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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'' Mimir is decapitated by Kratos, at his own request as he's [[AndIMustScream trapped in a tree]] when first encountered, and then revived and carried around to provide [[MrExposition advice and commentary]].


* In ''Comicbook/{{Azrael}}'', the Order of St Dumas had a golden head that was supposedly St Dumas himself, preserved to share his wisdom. Which was mostly spewing misogyny at Sister Lilhy and telling Az how useless he was. A marginally more useful version appears in the ''Legends of the Dead Earth'' {{Elseworld}} annual, where it's just called the Oracle.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Azrael}}'', the Order of St Dumas had a golden brazen head that was supposedly St Dumas himself, preserved to share his wisdom. Which was mostly spewing misogyny at Sister Lilhy and telling Az how useless he was. A marginally more useful version appears in the ''Legends of the Dead Earth'' {{Elseworld}} annual, where it's just called the Oracle.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Azrael}}'', the Order of St Dumas had a golden head that was supposedly St Dumas himself, preserved to share his wisdom. Which was mostly spewing misogyny at Sister Lilhy and telling Az how useless he was. A marginally more useful version appears in the ''Legends of the Dead Earth'' {{Elseworld}} annual, where it's just called the Oracle.


* In ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'''s book, [I]Wyrms[/I], this can be the fate of anyone who dies while part of the royal court to preserve their ability to give advice. Their heads are removed upon death and placed in a preservative solution similar to the ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' example, along with small insectoids that latch on to the head's severed nerve endings, along with an air bladder to facilitate speech. The insectoids are able to stimulate the brain, inducing anything from pain, to pleasure, to an intense need to go to the bathroom, providing incentive to speak the truth to those who ask questions of the head. This happens to the protagonist's father and is how she forces him to finally disclose the secrets he's kept from her all his life. Tellingly, its said that a former Emperor used to subject his ex-concumbines to this and put them in his bedroom.

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* In ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'''s book, [I]Wyrms[/I], "Wyrms," this can be the fate of anyone who dies while part of the royal court to preserve their ability to give advice. Their heads are removed upon death and placed in a preservative solution similar to the ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' example, along with small insectoids that latch on to the head's severed nerve endings, along with an air bladder to facilitate speech. The insectoids are able to stimulate the brain, inducing anything from pain, to pleasure, to an intense need to go to the bathroom, providing incentive to speak the truth to those who ask questions of the head. This happens to the protagonist's father and is how she forces him to finally disclose the secrets he's kept from her all his life. Tellingly, its said that a former Emperor used to subject his ex-concumbines to this and put them in his bedroom.

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* In ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'''s book, [I]Wyrms[/I], this can be the fate of anyone who dies while part of the royal court to preserve their ability to give advice. Their heads are removed upon death and placed in a preservative solution similar to the ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' example, along with small insectoids that latch on to the head's severed nerve endings, along with an air bladder to facilitate speech. The insectoids are able to stimulate the brain, inducing anything from pain, to pleasure, to an intense need to go to the bathroom, providing incentive to speak the truth to those who ask questions of the head. This happens to the protagonist's father and is how she forces him to finally disclose the secrets he's kept from her all his life. Tellingly, its said that a former Emperor used to subject his ex-concumbines to this and put them in his bedroom.

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* Gerry of ''Videogame/GraveyardKeeper'' is this as a talking skull, though he's a particularly ineffective one as he barely has any useful information due to having amnesia, sends you off on trips to get alcohol for him, and drives you to do terrible things like cutting off flesh from the corpses you autopsy and selling it for money.


* Madam Leota, the iconic head-in-a-crystal-ball of ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' (and, by extension, [[Film/TheHauntedMansion the movie adaptation]]) at Ride/DisneyThemeParks.

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* Madam Madame Leota, the iconic head-in-a-crystal-ball of ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' (and, by extension, [[Film/TheHauntedMansion at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks the movie adaptation]]) at Ride/DisneyThemeParks.Disney parks]], is a particularly ironic case, as she's a ghostly spirit medium who appears as a head inside her own crystal ball, rather than a human gazing into it to see.


* The "Big Giant Head" from ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''.
** At least until he came to Earth in the form of William Shatner.
*** The BGH wasn't really oracular so much as he was the Solomons' boss and therefore a figure of terror for them... until he came to Earth, got drunk on the plane, and decided he liked it here.



** ...who puts in an appearance in ''ComicBook/TheSandman.''
** ...and ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Fantasy'' where he still has access powerful magic.



** Who appears in ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', although functioning through cybernetics rather.
* Also the head of Baphomet, supposedly "worshipped" by the Knights Templar following various satanic rites of sodomy (or sodomitic rites of satanism, either way). Of course, the rumor of Baphomet worship was probably a result of torture-induced "confessions", since the Templars were up against a real kangaroo court. Note the word's Arabic origin, probably intended to make the supposed worship extra-scary. Usually described as the Brazen Head variant of this trope.
** It is theorized that there was probably at least a little truth to this rumor, since the Templars dealt in some degree of non-Church-approved heresy. Since the Church has multiple skulls and mummified heads of saints around as relics (Google St. Lawrence the Librarian as one instance among many), the Templars likely DID have a skull relic in their possession.

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** Who appears in ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', although functioning through cybernetics rather.
* Also the The head of Baphomet, supposedly "worshipped" by the Knights Templar following various satanic rites of sodomy (or sodomitic rites of satanism, either way). Of course, Usually described as the rumor Brazen Head variant of Baphomet worship was probably a result of torture-induced "confessions", since the Templars were up against a real kangaroo court.this trope. Note the word's Arabic origin, probably intended to make the supposed worship extra-scary. Usually described as The rumor of Baphomet worship may be in part from torture-induced "confessions" (since the Brazen Head variant of this trope.
** It is theorized that there was probably at least
Templars were up against a little truth to this rumor, since real kangaroo court), and in part because the Templars dealt in some degree of non-Church-approved heresy. Since the Church has multiple skulls and mummified heads of saints around as relics (Google St. (St. Lawrence the Librarian as one instance among many), to name one), the Templars likely DID have a skull relic had at least one in their possession.



* An artifact of this type from ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' is called [[AlasPoorYorick Poor Yorick]].

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* An artifact of this type from ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' is called [[AlasPoorYorick Poor Yorick]].''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Fantasy'' features the mythological Orpheus, who still has access to powerful magic.



* The announcement for the Second Edition of ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' [[http://www.sanguinegames.com/2010/03/29/time-is-coming-ironclaw/ makes a direct reference to the Brazen Head variant]].
** In universe Phelan legend has Finias (presumably a lupine fusion of Orpheus and Bran the Blessed), a bard who was decapitated by a gang of his paramours' jealous husbands and whose severed head continued to sing. The people took this as an omen and built a city on the location, burying his head under the royal hall. Sometime later a queen of the tribe they founded famously sought counsel from the head.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'':
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The announcement for the Second Edition of ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' [[http://www.sanguinegames.com/2010/03/29/time-is-coming-ironclaw/ makes a direct reference directly mentions "the brazen head" towards the end]], referring to the Brazen Head variant]].
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** In universe In-universe, Phelan legend has Finias (presumably a lupine fusion of Orpheus and Bran the Blessed), a bard who was decapitated by a gang of his paramours' jealous husbands and whose severed head continued to sing. The people took this as an omen and built a city on the location, burying his head under the royal hall. Sometime later a queen of the tribe they founded famously sought counsel from the head.head.
* An artifact of this type from ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' is called [[AlasPoorYorick Poor Yorick]].



* The witches use an apparition of an armed head to tell the future to the titular character of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''

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* The witches use an apparition of an armed head to tell the future to the titular character of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}.



* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' has a severed navigator's head that leads you through Hell.
** And we can't mention ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' without mentioning Murray the Mighty Demonic Skull from ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland''. Murray was originally supposed to be a OneSceneWonder, but he [[EnsembleDarkhorse proved so popular with fans]] that he popped up a few more times in ''Curse'', made a cameo in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', and even popped up again in one episode of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''.

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* ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'':
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''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' has a severed navigator's head that leads you through Hell.
** And we can't mention ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' without mentioning Murray the Mighty Demonic Skull from ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland''. Murray ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' was originally supposed to be a OneSceneWonder, but he [[EnsembleDarkhorse proved so popular with fans]] that he popped up a few more times in ''Curse'', made a cameo in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', and even popped up again in one episode of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''.



* The "Meet the Medic" video of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' features the decapitated but still-living head of BLU Spy, stuck in RED Medic's refrigerator.
-->'''BLU Spy:''' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Kill me]].\\
'''RED Medic:''' Later.



* This is how Moses is portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. A RunningGag is him stammering when asked a question he doesn't know the answer to.

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* This is how Moses is portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', parodying the design of the MCP from ''Film/{{Tron}}''. A RunningGag is him Moses stammering when asked at a question he doesn't know the answer to.


** Who appears in ''TooHuman'', although functioning through cybernetics rather.

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** Who appears in ''TooHuman'', ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', although functioning through cybernetics rather.



* ''TooHuman'', being a {{Cyberpunk}} adaptation of Norse Mythology has Mimir as the Aesir corporation's data decryption and information specialist, he's not much for field work though seeing how last time only his head came back.

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* ''TooHuman'', ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', being a {{Cyberpunk}} adaptation of Norse Mythology has Mimir as the Aesir corporation's data decryption and information specialist, he's not much for field work though seeing how last time only his head came back.

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