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31st Jan '17 12:08:23 AM PhantomRider
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*In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier,'' dealing a 'mon enough damage causes their data to be revealed in the form of a glowing ring of barcode-lines, which can be taken away, costing the loser power-ups, but also purifying victims of TheCorruption.[[note]]Your core is protected from this; even after ''fatal'' damage you revert to a digi-egg and can hatch again like in the original series. This series is LighterAndSofter than its predecessor, which introduced the idea of taking your opponent's data - in ''Tamers,'' AllDeathsFinal applied whether data was taken by the winner or not![[/note]] A lot of villains, all the way up to [[spoiler: the BigBad for the first half of the series, once he regenerates]], are much friendlier after a sound thrashing made them able to be purified.



* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and all following series), this was typically the way to free people who had been turned into monsters by the BigBad's evil spells (and thankfully so, otherwise the Rangers would have unwittingly killed Kat). When the transformation had been done by means other than a direct spell the Rangers had to seek alternate cures.

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* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and all following series), this was typically the way to free people who had been turned into monsters the MonsterOfTheWeek by the BigBad's evil spells (and thankfully so, otherwise the Rangers would have unwittingly killed Kat). When the transformation had been done by means other than a direct spell the Rangers had to seek alternate cures.
13th Jan '17 2:22:19 PM Stealth
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** And unfortunately TruthInTelevision today. Some preachers such as Michael Pearl still advise parents to beat the crap out of their kids on the excuse that insubordinate or bratty behavior is caused by demons.

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** And unfortunately TruthInTelevision today. Some preachers such as Michael Pearl still advise parents to beat the crap out of their kids on the excuse that insubordinate or bratty behavior is caused by demons. Unfortunately, children have died from these practices, even [[http://dish.hellomamas.com/index.php/tragic-death-of-13-year-old-triggers-child-discipline-debate-where-do-we-draw-the-line/ as recently as 2011]].
6th Dec '16 12:29:38 AM Dravencour
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** An unusual variant occurs in the Infinity College arc. Hotaru Tomoe is possessed by Mistress 9, who is so powerful that none of the senshi attacks so much as slow her down. What defeats her in the end is when ''Hotaru herself'' beats (or rather, burns) Mistress 9 out of her from within, causing the alien to explode and reveal Hotaru as the newly-awoken Sailor Saturn.

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** An unusual variant occurs in the Infinity College arc. Hotaru Tomoe is possessed by Mistress 9, who is so powerful that none of the senshi attacks so much as slow her down. What defeats her in the end is when ''Hotaru herself'' [[FightingFromTheInside beats (or rather, burns) Mistress 9 out of her from within, within]], causing the alien to explode and reveal Hotaru as the newly-awoken Sailor Saturn.
6th Dec '16 12:28:36 AM Dravencour
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** In the first story arc, Sailor Moon isn't able to free Mamoru from Bery's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] with [[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 the first story arc, Sailor Moon isn't able to free Mamoru from Bery's Beryl's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] with [[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.]]
6th Dec '16 12:27:52 AM Dravencour
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* Done in the Turkish Exorcist knockoff ''Seytan'' -yeah, it's real- when Turkish Father Damien finally rids Turkish Reagan of her possession by Turkish Pazuzu simply by beating the crap out of her Turkish face.
* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', Indy gets mind-controlled by the Thugee, and is brought out of it when Short Round burns him with a torch.

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* Done in the Turkish Exorcist knockoff ''Seytan'' -yeah, - yeah, it's real- real - when Turkish Father Damien finally rids Turkish Reagan of her possession by Turkish Pazuzu simply by beating the crap out of her Turkish face.
* In ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', Indy gets mind-controlled by the Thugee, Thuggee, and is brought out of it when Short Round burns him with a torch.



* 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 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.

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* In the Katharine Kerr Creator/KatharineKerr 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 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.



* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and all following series), this was typically the way to free people who had been turned into monsters by spells (and thankfully so, otherwise the Rangers would have unwittingly killed Kat). When the transformation had been done by means other than a direct spell the Rangers had to seek alternate cures.

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* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and all following series), this was typically the way to free people who had been turned into monsters by the BigBad's evil spells (and thankfully so, otherwise the Rangers would have unwittingly killed Kat). When the transformation had been done by means other than a direct spell the Rangers had to seek alternate cures.
5th Dec '16 11:34:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** 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.

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** Teal'c is similarly cured of brainwashing, though it takes more effort since, as a battle-hardened {{Badass}} 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.
4th Dec '16 8:00:07 PM ironcommando
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* In ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfLomax'', most of the Mooks are Lemmings turned into evil monsters by [[BigBad Evil Ed]]. "Killing" said mooks turns them back into normal Lemmings that run away and escape the screen.
22nd Oct '16 1:28:13 PM BURGINABC
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* In ''VideoGame/KeroBlaster'', the frog salaryman protagonist ends up having to do this to [[spoiler: his boss.]]
1st Aug '16 12:41:16 PM Willbyr
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* ''FushigiYuugi''. Tamahome is mind-controlled and the spell is powered by his LifeForce. Thus it fails when he is beaten within inch of his life.

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* ''FushigiYuugi''.''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Tamahome is mind-controlled and the spell is powered by his LifeForce. Thus it fails when he is beaten within inch of his life.
27th Jul '16 12:55:01 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' has two separate instances of this (the second one had an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight mixed in for good measure). First, Subaru used a point-blank [[WaveMotionGun Divine Buster]] to remove her sister's brainwashing. Then, Nanoha used [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill five Starlight Breakers]] to free her daughter from the Saint's Cradle's control.
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