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25th Jun '16 4:39:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the not so acclaimed novelisation of ''BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'', Irenicus turns Imoen into a monster to attack the elves. The monster's form breaks free from under her skin. It's all right, though, because all the protagonist Abdel Adrian needs to do to free her is tear the monster apart, because obviously she would be intact inside the monster that burst out from inside her.

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* In the not so acclaimed novelisation of ''BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', Irenicus turns Imoen into a monster to attack the elves. The monster's form breaks free from under her skin. It's all right, though, because all the protagonist Abdel Adrian needs to do to free her is tear the monster apart, because obviously she would be intact inside the monster that burst out from inside her.
13th Jun '16 12:17:28 AM Dravencour
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* In the Katharine Kerr novel ''Snare'', Zayn's father beat him regularly to try to purge him of his demon power (PhotographicMemory). It isn't until the epilogue that Zayn learns that his father consulted dozens of Mullahs before doing that, and only went with the advice of the one who suggested beating him because all the others wanted Zayn's father to ''kill'' him instead, and the man was desperate to find a way to 'purify' his son without murdering him.

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* In the Katharine Kerr novel ''Snare'', Zayn's father beat him regularly to try to purge him of his demon power (PhotographicMemory). It isn't until the epilogue that Zayn learns that his father consulted dozens of Mullahs before doing that, and only went with the advice of the one who suggested beating him because all the others other Mullahs wanted Zayn's father to ''kill'' him instead, and the man was desperate to find a way to 'purify' his son without murdering him.
22nd May '16 1:04:22 PM erforce
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** In the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game, you must battle your possessed teammates in the Castle level. In order to repossess them, you must get behind them and attract the very visible possessor.

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** In the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters 1990}}'' game, you must battle your possessed teammates in the Castle level. In order to repossess them, you must get behind them and attract the very visible possessor.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}2'', you'll be forced to fight a reprogrammed Zero if you failed to get all his parts from the X-Hunters. Once you beat him, he comes back to his senses and helps you stop [[BigBad Sigma]].
** As in ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}3'' you bring Doctor Doppler back to his senses, after fighting him.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mega ''Mega Man X}}2'', X''
** In ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'',
you'll be forced to fight a reprogrammed Zero if you failed to get all his parts from the X-Hunters. Once you beat him, he comes back to his senses and helps you stop [[BigBad Sigma]].
** As in ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}3'' ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'' you bring Doctor Doppler back to his senses, after fighting him.
21st May '16 10:16:31 PM erforce
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* In the Sega Genesis ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game, you must battle your possessed teammates in the Castle level. In order to repossess them, you must get behind them and attract the very visible possessor. In [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame the 2009 game]], the Slime Blowers have the same effect.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''
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In the Sega Genesis ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game, you must battle your possessed teammates in the Castle level. In order to repossess them, you must get behind them and attract the very visible possessor.
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In [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame the 2009 game]], the Slime Blowers have the same effect.
11th May '16 2:42:34 PM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back"

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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', -->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back"
25th Apr '16 2:11:27 PM ultimomant
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** In the first story arc, Sailor Moon isn't able to free Mamoru from Bery's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] with [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhere gentler methods]], so she eventually realizes that the only way to stop him is to stab him with her sword. [[spoiler:Upon killing him and stabbing herself in grief, she awakens to find that both of them survived and Mamoru is now free of the mind control.]]

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** In the first story arc, Sailor Moon isn't able to free Mamoru from Bery's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] with [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhere [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight gentler methods]], so she eventually realizes that the only way to stop him is to stab him with her sword. [[spoiler:Upon killing him and stabbing herself in grief, she awakens to find that both of them survived and Mamoru is now free of the mind control.]]


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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'', if you don't have the Lasso of Truth or an appropriate spell, the best way to get Trigon's spirits to leave their hosts is to poison or injure their host bodies.
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6th Apr '16 4:11:58 PM DarkHunter
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* A slight variation in ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Colonel Young locks a brainwashed Colonel Telford in a room and vents the oxygen until he's virtually dead in order to undo the process.

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* A slight variation ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** It is established early on that a near-death experience will break nearly any form of brainwashing. This method is risky, however, since the brainwashee must be brought quite literally to the edge of death, so there's a very real chance that they ''will'' die
in ''Series/StargateUniverse'': the process.
** Rya'c is cured of brainwashing in ''Series/StargateSG1'' by shooting him with a [[StunGun zat gun]]. Zats usually just knock a person out, but since Rya'c was a child, the effect was more severe, enough to break the brainwashing.
** Teal'c is similarly cured of brainwashing, though it takes more effort since, as a battle-hardened {{Badass}} from a society of warriors, he can resist quite a lot of punishment. They do so by removing his Goa'uld larva (which functions as his immune system), and just letting the resulting sickness take its course.
** In ''Series/StargateUniverse'', the idea is revisited when
Colonel Young locks a brainwashed Colonel Telford in a room and vents the oxygen until he's virtually dead in order to undo the process.
3rd Apr '16 2:06:38 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'', [[spoiler: the repentant former BigBad Nemo gets corrupted by the power of [[DoomsdayDevice Fear The Great]], which he had (unintentionally) tapped into for the final episode, forcing Valvatorez and company to beat some sense into him for the very final battle... Well, [[MultipleEndings the final battle for the normal/best ending, anyway.]]]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'', [[spoiler: the repentant former BigBad Nemo gets corrupted by the power of [[DoomsdayDevice Fear The Great]], which he had (unintentionally) tapped into for the final episode, episode]], forcing Valvatorez and company to beat some sense into him for the very final battle... Well, [[MultipleEndings the final battle for the normal/best ending, anyway.]]]]]]
8th Mar '16 9:03:30 AM TheTurboTornado
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* In ''TabletobGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', most [[CharmPerson enchantment spells]] allow another save when the target is attacked. The most common practise is to beat the crap out of your Dominated friend.
**Ironically enough, the original Charm Person spell doesn't allow this.
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31st Jan '16 8:55:36 AM Quanyails
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* In VideoGame/ResidentEvil5, you are attacked by [[spoiler:former partner Jill Valentine]], who is under the influence of a mind control device (which is attached to the chest, naturally). Administering a beating is [[AvertedTrope a bad idea]], since if you do too much damage to her, you'll accidentally kill her. Instead, you have to work with your partner to hold her still while one of you tries to pry off the device.

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* In VideoGame/ResidentEvil5, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', you are attacked by [[spoiler:former partner Jill Valentine]], who is under the influence of a mind control device (which is attached to the chest, naturally). Administering a beating is [[AvertedTrope a bad idea]], since if you do too much damage to her, you'll accidentally kill her. Instead, you have to work with your partner to hold her still while one of you tries to pry off the device.
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