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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Boob Tubed" Heffer has his brain sucked out through the TV after sitting too close, he is reduced to a drooling idiot who spouts nonsense, repeatedly walks into walls, and thinks he can fly.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Boob Tubed" Tubed", Heffer has his brain sucked out through the TV after sitting too close, he close. He is reduced to a drooling idiot who [[TalkativeLoon spouts nonsense, nonsense]], repeatedly walks into walls, and thinks he can fly.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Illbleed}}'', Randy's brain being removed turns him into a type 1. If the player fails to recover his brain, they can use "Brainless Randy" as a player character in later chapters... where other characters will converse with him as though things are totally normal, even though all he can do is make incoherent groaning noises.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Illbleed}}'', Randy's brain being removed turns him into a type 1. If the player fails to you don't recover his brain, they can use brain before rescuing him, you'll instead rescue and unlock the ability to play as "Brainless Randy" as a player character Randy", who talks in later chapters... where random grunts and groans ([[IntelligibleUnintelligible that other characters will converse with can understand perfectly]]) and [[SelfImposedChallenge can't use the Horror Monitor due to having 0 adrenaline.]] Other than that, however, he's capable of doing pretty much everything regular Randy can do, making him as though things are totally normal, even though all he can do is make incoherent groaning noises.a bit of a mix between type 1 and type 2.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Brown Evil" Mandy reveals the reason why she sent Billy outside to deal with the zombies is that he has no brain. She then shows Hoss Delgado an X-ray of Billy's skull and a screw is shown where his brain should be ([[NegativeContinuity however, in later episodes him having a brain is alluded to and he's shown to have one in "The Nerve"]]).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Brown Evil" Evil", Mandy reveals the reason why she sent Billy outside to deal with the zombies is that he has no brain. She then shows Hoss Delgado an X-ray of Billy's skull and a screw is shown where his brain should be ([[NegativeContinuity however, be. [[NegativeContinuity However, in later episodes episodes, him having a brain is alluded to and he's shown to have one in "The Nerve"]]).Nerve"]].

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChopSockyChooks'', [[BigBad Dr. Wasabi]]'s latest money-making scheme is to open a liposuction clinic that gives clients complementary burgers [[IAteWhat made with the fat that they just had sucked out of them]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He falls into one of the liposuction machines himself]] and his brain gets sucked out, leaving him with the intelligence of an infant.


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* In the film version of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' Marvin takes the shape of airheaded 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."
* In ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' the protagonist Nick gain the power to read women's minds due to a freak accident. Trying to get away from the cacophony of thoughts being broadcast at him he seeks refuge in his office and encounters his dimbulb assistants Margo and Eve, who after greeting him simply stare at him vacantly. To his surprise he gets absolutely no thoughts from them at all and since he at one point heard the thoughts of a female ''dog'' the duo must ''really'' be brainless.
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* In the film version of ''Film/MyFavoriteMartian'' Marvin takes the shape of airheaded 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."
* In ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' the protagonist Nick gain the power to read women's minds due to a freak accident. Trying to get away from the cacophony of thoughts being broadcast at him he seeks refuge in his office and encounters his dimbulb assistants Margo and Eve, who after greeting him simply stare at him vacantly. To his surprise he gets absolutely no thoughts from them at all and since he at one point heard the thoughts of a female ''dog'' the duo must ''really'' be brainless.
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''TNo Change:'' This is most likely to happen to a character who is already 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.

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''TNo ''No Change:'' This is most likely to happen to a character who is already 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.


''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. Can be done realistically, if some important parts of the brain remain but all the higher regions are gone.

''Type II Stupid but Aware:'' In this case the character has simply turned into TheDitz - they are much stupider than usual but able to talk properly, walk around without bumping into things and so on. Probably the least common category.

''Type III No Change:'' This is most likely to happen to a character who is already 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.

''Type IV No brain to lose:'' A slight variation on the above; it turns out the character doesn't have a brain in the first place!

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''Type I Walking ''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. Can be done realistically, if some important parts of the brain remain but all the higher regions are gone.

''Type II Stupid ''Stupid but Aware:'' In this case the character has simply turned into TheDitz - they are much stupider than usual but able to talk properly, walk around without bumping into things and so on. Probably the least common category.

''Type III No ''TNo Change:'' This is most likely to happen to a character who is already 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.

''Type IV No ''No brain to lose:'' A slight variation on the above; it turns out the character doesn't have a brain in the first place!



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* Borderline Type I/Type II case: In a ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode Alex and Harper switch brains, and while trying to get back into each other's bodies, both brains end up in Alex's head. Harper's brainless body wanders around with a stupid grin on her face spouting random words, though she seems to be slightly aware of the world around her in the same way a baby is aware.

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* Borderline Type I/Type II case: In a ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' episode Alex and Harper switch brains, and while trying to get back into each other's bodies, both brains end up in Alex's head. Harper's brainless body wanders around with a stupid grin on her face spouting random words, though she seems to be slightly aware of the world around her in the same way a baby is aware.



* [[http://instinct.org/texts/shufflebrain/shufflebrain-book05.html Shufflebrain]], a series of experiments involving salamanders, had animals with their brains removed who remained alive yet stupefied. Replacing the brain in various positions resulted in Type III salamanders.

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* [[http://instinct.org/texts/shufflebrain/shufflebrain-book05.html Shufflebrain]], a series of experiments involving salamanders, had animals with their brains removed who remained alive yet stupefied. Replacing the brain in various positions resulted in Type III No Change with salamanders.



!!Type II - Stupid but Aware:

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* In a ShowWithinAShow Type II example one episode of the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has the gang make a film about evil aliens invading. A history teacher (played by Jessie) had her brain sucked out her ear (via a straw) by an alien (played by Screech) while telling her class that "the Gettysburg Address was delivered by [brains sucked out]... Pee-wee Herman."
%%* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a textbook Type II.

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* In a ShowWithinAShow Type II Stupid but Aware example one episode of the ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has the gang make a film about evil aliens invading. A history teacher (played by Jessie) had her brain sucked out her ear (via a straw) by an alien (played by Screech) while telling her class that "the Gettysburg Address was delivered by [brains sucked out]... Pee-wee Herman."
%%* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' has a textbook Type II.Stupid but Aware.



!!Type III - No Change:

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* Brain Guy from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is a variant on Type III: while his brain isn't in his physical head, he does always keep it nearby in a dish. If his body gets too far from his brain he degrades into a Type II. On top of all this, he and the rest of his species believe (in spite of all evidence) that their physical bodies don't actually exist.

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* Brain Guy from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is a variant on Type III: No Change: while his brain isn't in his physical head, he does always keep it nearby in a dish. If his body gets too far from his brain he degrades into a Type II.Stupid but Aware. On top of all this, he and the rest of his species believe (in spite of all evidence) that their physical bodies don't actually exist.



** An unusually violent (by the standards of the trope) Type III example: in "Die Hippie, Die", Mayor [=McDaniels=] attempts suicide by shooting herself in the head. Just before she pulls the trigger the "camera" pans to the side, we hear the gunshot and see blood and bits of brain matter hit the wall. Later in the episode she turns up alive and completely unfazed by blowing her brains out, with only a bandage wrapped around her head (with bloodstains on ''both'' sides of her head) indicating she'd shot herself.
** In an even more violent (and extreme) example a different episode has Music/BritneySpears survive a self-inflicted shotgun blast to the head to that leaves her with nothing above her lower jaw. Since her "speech" is now incomprehensible it's difficult to know which type she is, but possibly a Type II (she seems too aware of the outside world to be a Type I). This was apparently based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken Mike the Headless Chicken]].

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** An unusually violent (by the standards of the trope) Type III No Change example: in "Die Hippie, Die", Mayor [=McDaniels=] attempts suicide by shooting herself in the head. Just before she pulls the trigger the "camera" pans to the side, we hear the gunshot and see blood and bits of brain matter hit the wall. Later in the episode she turns up alive and completely unfazed by blowing her brains out, with only a bandage wrapped around her head (with bloodstains on ''both'' sides of her head) indicating she'd shot herself.
** In an even more violent (and extreme) example a different episode has Music/BritneySpears survive a self-inflicted shotgun blast to the head to that leaves her with nothing above her lower jaw. Since her "speech" is now incomprehensible it's difficult to know which type she is, but possibly a Type II Stupid but Aware (she seems too aware of the outside world to be a Type I).Vegatable). This was apparently based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken Mike the Headless Chicken]].



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode "Stressed to Kill" has Fall Apart Rabbit experience this when his brain falls out and shows no reaction. Somewhat mixed with Type IV in that the brain in question turns out to be a peanut.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode "Stressed to Kill" has Fall Apart Rabbit experience this when his brain falls out and shows no reaction. Somewhat mixed with Type IV "No brain to lose" case in that the brain in question turns out to be a peanut.



!!Type IV - No brain to lose:

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!!Type IV - No !!No brain to lose:


* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centrifuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gaping cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!

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* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centrifuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gaping cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she [[MeatgrinderSurgery power-drills a metal plate to his temple temple]] to make them stay in!


* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurfuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gaping cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!

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* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurfuges centrifuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gaping cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!


* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurfuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gapring cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!

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* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurfuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gapring gaping cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!


* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurgues on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gapring cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!


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* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurfuges on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gapring cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!

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* Scorpius on ''{{Series/Farscape}}'' has two impossibly-large centurgues on either side of his head that insert "cooling rods" into his brain. It was always a tongue-in-cheek special effect, but ''The Peacekeeper Wars'' confirms what we already suspected when the Scarran Emperor snaps one of them off. Scorpius' moll, Sikozu, has to mash two rods into the gapring cavity, which is filled with churning yellow goo. Then she power-drills a metal plate to his temple to make them stay in!


* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Orks are renowned for being exceptionally tough and exceptionally stupid, to the point where it's joked/believed (in-universe) that the least dangerous way for an ork to fall is for it to land on its head. While they can survive decapitation and brain transplants (including with a squig), this is due to them being part fungus.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Orks are renowned for being exceptionally tough and exceptionally stupid, to the point where it's joked/believed (in-universe) that the least dangerous way for an ork to fall is for it to land on its head. While they can survive decapitation and brain transplants (including with a squig), this is due to them being part fungus.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Chilly Thrillies", Steve has his brain run through with a piece of rebar and is no worse for wear beyond thinking that a secret admirer note he wrote for a girl was written ''to'' him.


* In 1848, Phineas Gage had a pole jammed through his head that removed part of his brain. It didn't kill him, but he is said to have become much more cranky and dishonest after the pole went through his head.

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* In 1848, Phineas Gage had a pole jammed through his head that removed part of his brain. It didn't kill him, but he is said to have become much more cranky and dishonest after the pole went through his head. Though just how much impact the injury had in his personality is now questioned by psychologists, due to there being no actual records of what he was like before the accident aside from anecdotes that were recorded after. And due to many of the records being either vague or contradictory (for example, one doctor claimed that he had become sexually insatiable and would readily assault any woman he saw while another claimed that he'd completely lost all interest in sex).

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