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14 March 2012 @ 02:34 am
Bingo Card 11  


Psi as “Super Secret (scary) Native Shaman Power” ™ (but all characters are white)
Person becomes psi because “God has a plan for him/her”
Psi framed as transgression or “religious transgression”
Psi people persecuted by religious fundamentalists
Psi linked to the “innocence” of childhood or adolescence
Even though he/she only uses psi to help others, he/she is still persecuted and feared Any invocation of “thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”
Because psi is sinful, psi character must die by the end to be redeemed because psi is work of the devil/ sinful, psi people deserve “righteous punishment”
Psi people persecuted by “close-minded” rural folk
Psi person has powers over life and death -- can make someone or something immortal Psi character persecuted to make moral point about “tolerance of differences”
Free Space: Psi = sin, evil, work of the devil
Psi person with healing powers is a “miracle” (aka Jesus) -- killing him/her makes you cursed
Psi person as metaphor for Jesus (heals, and must suffer and die for your sins)
Psi person has powers over life and death -- can bring someone back to life if they just died
Psi person has powers over health and illness, but healing others makes him/her sick
Psi as a curse
Psi smackdown framed as God invoking “justice” upon the bad guys
Psi person as metaphor for Jesus: “innocent miracle-worker put to death by the power structure”
Psi person has powers over life and death -- can almost kill someone and then heal them
Psi person has powers over life and death -- miraculous healing of injuries
Psi framed as threat to religion or God Psi as a result of “losing one’s religious faith,” or ungodliness
Psi as going against God/ God’s will
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