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24th Jun '17 11:38:44 AM MarcusSLazarus
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** A similar storyline occurred mid-season nine; [[spoiler: Sam has been possessed by a renegade angel and trapped in a hallucination in his own mind while the angel uses his body, forcing Dean and Castiel to allow Crowley to possess Sam's body so that he can tell Sam what is happening to him and help Sam expel the angel]].
24th Jun '17 11:31:46 AM MarcusSLazarus
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* In the ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' comic ''Perchance to Dream'', Captain Jean-Luc Picard is forced to infect himself with an alien telepathic weapon known as the Chova that has already infected most of the ''Enterprise'' crew; based on past records of the Chova's use, it can be defeated by those with multiple personality disorder, as multiple personalities would overwhelm the Chova due to it only being able to attack one personality at a time, rendering it inert so that the cure can be passed on to others. Picard is selected due to a detailed mind-meld with Sarek, the probe that gave him the memories of Kamin, and his traumatic experience being assimilated by the Borg. When the Chova infects Picard, the four personalities are able to defeat the Chova, but Locutus attempts to take control of Picard's body for himself, forcing the other three to band together and overwhelm Locutus before he can destroy them.
23rd Jun '17 8:21:47 PM Elle
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Thud}}!'', when Commander Vimes [[spoiler: is chosen as the Summoning Dark's champion, its attempts to take him over are represented as it entering a city (Vimes's mind) and being thrown out by a Watchman,]] representing the bit of Vimes that watches himself: [[spoiler: the Guarding Dark.]]
** This also shows up in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'', where the Nac Mac Feegle help Tiffany confront the hiver that's taken over her body by luring it into the part of her mindscape where she's most powerful, a mental representation of her home country.
** Granny Weatherwax has a moment like this in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum.'' (Vimes and Granny have a lot in common...)
** Rincewind has a Hissy Fit In The Center Of The Mind in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', when he berates the Great Spells of the Octavo for ruining his life, and he later subdues the Eighth Spell by figuratively hauling it out of hiding within his psyche.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Thud}}!'', ''Literature/{{Thud}}!'', when Commander Vimes [[spoiler: is chosen as the Summoning Dark's champion, its attempts to take him over are represented as it entering a city (Vimes's mind) and being thrown out by a Watchman,]] representing the bit of Vimes that watches himself: [[spoiler: the Guarding Dark.]]
** This also shows up in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'', ''Literature/AHatFullOfSky'', where the Nac Mac Feegle help Tiffany confront the hiver that's taken over her body by luring it into the part of her mindscape where she's most powerful, a mental representation of her home country.
** Granny Weatherwax has a moment like this in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum.''Literature/CarpeJugulum.'' (Vimes and Granny have a lot in common...)
** Rincewind has a Hissy Fit In The Center Of The Mind in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', ''Literature/TheLightFantastic'', when he berates the Great Spells of the Octavo for ruining his life, and he later subdues the Eighth Spell by figuratively hauling it out of hiding within his psyche.
21st Jun '17 8:39:04 PM superkeijikun
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* The Palaces of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' are twisted manifestations of a person's corrupt desires. In these cases, the "center of the mind" is a Treasure that the Phantom Thieves set their sights on stealing in order to force someone to have a change of heart.
14th Jun '17 3:42:05 PM LadyYuki
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In the nasuverse reality marbles make the landscape in your mind into an actual battlefield to teleport your enemy too

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* In the nasuverse {{Nasuverse}}, reality marbles make the landscape in your mind into an actual battlefield to teleport your enemy too
6th May '17 10:41:24 AM ZimFan89
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** Harry and [[spoiler:Rachel Grey/Maddie Pryor]] get into another, pretty epic one, in Chapters 9 and 10. It causes a global scale PsychicNosebleed effect, almost kills some elderly psychics, and results in a WorldGoneMad in the part of the [[EldritchLocation Nevernever]] where they're fighting.
19th Apr '17 12:26:48 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' the villain of the Las Vegas arc attempts to use her TouchTelepathy to MindControl [[InsufferableGenius Zodon]], leading to this. When [[FlyingBrick Julie]] touches them she gets sucked into the battle too. This turns out to be a turning point for her: her own buried self-confidence shows up and gives her a pep talk, allowing to her to not only help Zodon win the fight, but finally get over her [[YouAreNumberSix issues with her generic power set]] and embrace her heroic destiny.
15th Mar '17 5:40:25 AM Adam9011
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In the nasuverse reality marbles make the landscape in your mind into an actual battlefield to teleport your enemy too
12th Mar '17 7:59:54 AM rafi
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* Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: During Paul Jenkins' run, one of Bruce Banner's Hulk personalities, the 'Beast', a near-mindless monster, threatens to take over completely, so Bruce journeys into his mind and recruits the three main Hulks - Savage Hulk, Joe Fixit, and the Professor - to defeat it on his/their home turf.

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* Franchise/MarvelUniverse
** Comicbook/TheAvengers played with this one in the 2001 annual, involving Hank Pym's separate personalities (Goliath, the cold unfeeling reason, and Yellowjacket, the impulsive showoff) who hated each other's guts getting dumped into a psychic landscape that was supposed to represent the original's mind after they were physically separated into two people in the real world. Initially, they started fighting for control, even trying to force Janet (who was back together with him at the time) to choose which one would live. Only after they both accepted the previously ignored third aspect (the human combination of both) were they put back together, keeping him from dying.
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Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: During Paul Jenkins' run, one of Bruce Banner's Hulk personalities, the 'Beast', a near-mindless monster, threatens to take over completely, so Bruce journeys into his mind and recruits the three main Hulks - Savage Hulk, Joe Fixit, and the Professor - to defeat it on his/their home turf.turf.
** Issue #9 of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' features a showdown between Otto Octavius and Peter Parker, [[spoiler:who, after his death in Ock's body in ASM #700, exists as a 'ghost' in his own body via all his memories given consciousness]]. Otto begins to [[spoiler:purge Peter's memories through one of his devices in order to get rid of him, but Peter fights back, forcing Otto to go in and eliminate Peter himself from his brain. Otto is victorious and wipes Peter from his mind. Or at least he believe this...]]
*** Averted in their rematch. Peter is ready for round two, but Otto simply gives up instead of fighting.
*** Again, more later, in ''ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy''. Peter has regained his body and Otto need return to his old body (cloned by the Jackal). Thanks to the fact that his cloned body comes complete with Peter's memories, Doc Ock hops back in and battles Peter for control and wins.
** In ''Comicbook/XMen'', the only way to save a person infected by the Brood is to kill the parasite's mind; unless you are a very good telepath you won't be able to save yourself. HeroicResolve won't solve the matter--it is necessary for the help to be able to arrive in time in the first place. (Or, you need to be Wolverine. Or Rogue with Wolverine nearby.)
** ComicBook/{{X 23}} is drawn into one in ''The Killing Dream''. A demon attempting to recruit Laura to his service tells her that as a clone she has no soul. When she refuses and denies this accusation he fatally wounds [[spoiler: Julian]] to force her hand, offering to spare [[spoiler: him]] if she accepts a place as leader of his armies. Laura once again denies him, so the demon [[TakeAThirdOption offers her another option]]: Prove him wrong. When she agrees to this the demon drags her into a hellish landscape within her own mind, presenting her with images of all the death she has caused and will yet cause to break her will. However Laura encounters her inner self, who reveals that she wasn't ''born'' an emotionless killing machine but that it took the conscious effort of the Facility to break her. [[spoiler: This revelation, and the memory she is shown of defying her orders to spare the young son of Martin Sutter (actually the son of one of her creators, Zander Rice, through an affair with Sutter's wife) when sent to kill the entire Sutter family, shows Laura she ''is'' more than just a weapon and gives her the power to escape the demon's influence, saving both herself and Julian.]]
* Franchise/{{DCU}}
** The Reboot version of the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' had a memorable one, when [[PsychicPowers Saturn Girl]] enters [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Shrinking Violet's]] mind to help her free herself of the control of the cursed Emerald Eye of Ekron, which is using her body to attack the rest of the team.
** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
*** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl and one-time villain Nightflame fight into Supergirl's mind an illusory, hellish psychic landscape called Innerverse that represents Supergirl's dark side.
--->Finally, the drama within her reaches a fever pitch... thoughts are pushed and pulled back and forth within her mind at ever-increasing speed... and, at last, the landscape can take no more and erupts with fantastic fury...
*** In ''Superman Family #206: Strangers at the Heartís Core'', Kara fights her old nemesis Lesla-Lar, who is trying to take over her mind. The battle takes place in Supergirl's head.
*** During the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, an enemy called Sheko invaded Supergirlís mind to read her memories and judge her, but a memory of Supergirl's mother Alura stopped her and forced her out of her daughter's mind.
* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In a 2002 story, Donald has to fight the Beagle Boys in Uncle Scrooge's dreams before the Boys find out the combination to Scrooge's vault.
* Issue 8 of ''ComicBook/FlashGordonZeitgeist'' [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/4208369.html has this]] with Hans Zarkov.
* The final battle of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is like this. [[spoiler:A part of Ramona still wants to be with Gideon. [[BigDamnHeroes All the other parts want to beat the crap out of him, though]].]]



* In ''Comicbook/XMen'', the only way to save a person infected by the Brood is to kill the parasite's mind; unless you are a very good telepath you won't be able to save yourself. HeroicResolve won't solve the matter--it is necessary for the help to be able to arrive in time in the first place. (Or, you need to be Wolverine. Or Rogue with Wolverine nearby.)
* Comicbook/TheAvengers played with this one in the 2001 annual, involving Hank Pym's separate personalities (Goliath, the cold unfeeling reason, and Yellowjacket, the impulsive showoff) who hated each other's guts getting dumped into a psychic landscape that was supposed to represent the original's mind after they were physically separated into two people in the real world. Initially, they started fighting for control, even trying to force Janet (who was back together with him at the time) to choose which one would live. Only after they both accepted the previously ignored third aspect (the human combination of both) were they put back together, keeping him from dying.
* The final battle of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is like this. [[spoiler:A part of Ramona still wants to be with Gideon. [[BigDamnHeroes All the other parts want to beat the crap out of him, though]].]]
* The Reboot version of the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' had a memorable one, when [[PsychicPowers Saturn Girl]] enters [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Shrinking Violet's]] mind to help her free herself of the control of the cursed Emerald Eye of Ekron, which is using her body to attack the rest of the team.
* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In a 2002 story, Donald has to fight the Beagle Boys in Uncle Scrooge's dreams before the Boys find out the combination to Scrooge's vault.
* Issue 8 of ''ComicBook/FlashGordonZeitgeist'' [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/4208369.html has this]] with Hans Zarkov.
* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is drawn into one in ''The Killing Dream''. A demon attempting to recruit Laura to his service tells her that as a clone she has no soul. When she refuses and denies this accusation he fatally wounds [[spoiler: Julian]] to force her hand, offering to spare [[spoiler: him]] if she accepts a place as leader of his armies. Laura once again denies him, so the demon [[TakeAThirdOption offers her another option]]: Prove him wrong. When she agrees to this the demon drags her into a hellish landscape within her own mind, presenting her with images of all the death she has caused and will yet cause to break her will. However Laura encounters her inner self, who reveals that she wasn't ''born'' an emotionless killing machine but that it took the conscious effort of the Facility to break her. [[spoiler: This revelation, and the memory she is shown of defying her orders to spare the young son of Martin Sutter (actually the son of one of her creators, Zander Rice, through an affair with Sutter's wife) when sent to kill the entire Sutter family, shows Laura she ''is'' more than just a weapon and gives her the power to escape the demon's influence, saving both herself and Julian.]]
* Issue #9 of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' features a showdown between Otto Octavius and Peter Parker, [[spoiler:who, after his death in Ock's body in ASM #700, exists as a 'ghost' in his own body via all his memories given consciousness]]. Otto begins to [[spoiler:purge Peter's memories through one of his devices in order to get rid of him, but Peter fights back, forcing Otto to go in and eliminate Peter himself. In the Mindscape, Peter summons the memories of his friends and family to subdue Otto. But, Octavius, having looked back at Peter's memories for months, summons the memories of all his enemies, who "kill" Pete's friends, which erases his memories of them. Peter is horrified by his loss, but regains confidence and turns in the Amazing Spider-Man, and Otto follows by turning into the Superior Spider-Man. Both fight and look at the reasons why the other one fails at being Spider-Man; Peter discusses Otto's brutality, and Otto discusses Peter's ThouShaltNotKill rule and the indirect problems it caused. Otto wins by pointing out Peter's MomentOfWeakness - risking the life of a girl while Otto was performing brain surgery on her, so that Otto wouldn't get the tech to find Peter in Otto's brain. Peter is defeated and ashamed of himself. Otto declares that he is superior to Spidey and manages to successfully erase Peter from his brain.]]
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl and one-time villain Nightflame fight into Supergirl's mind an illusory, hellish psychic landscape called Innerverse that represents Supergirl's dark side.
--->Finally, the drama within her reaches a fever pitch... thoughts are pushed and pulled back and forth within her mind at ever-increasing speed... and, at last, the landscape can take no more and erupts with fantastic fury...
** In ''Superman Family #206: Strangers at the Heartís Core'', Kara fights her old nemesis Lesla-Lar, who is trying to take over her mind. The battle takes place in Supergirl's head.
** During the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, an enemy called Sheko invaded Supergirlís mind to read her memories and judge her, but a memory of Supergirl's mother Alura stopped her and forced her out of her daughter's mind.
12th Mar '17 7:47:55 AM rafi
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* In a 2002 comic book, Donald has to fight the Beagle Boys in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19021_5-amazing-things-invented-by-donald-duck-seriously.html Uncle Scrooge's dreams]] before the Boys find out the combination to Scrooge's vault.

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In a 2002 comic book, story, Donald has to fight the Beagle Boys in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19021_5-amazing-things-invented-by-donald-duck-seriously.html Uncle Scrooge's dreams]] dreams before the Boys find out the combination to Scrooge's vault.
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