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26th Aug '16 8:07:41 PM JackG
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* One episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'' features an experimental setup in which sidekick Mickey's memories of [=McCall=] saving his life are switched out for a scenario of cruel betrayal, thus giving him the motivation to assassinate [=McCall=]. And it still doesn't work, since it turns out that [[spoiler:Mickey's loyalty is still strong enough for him to realise what's happened.]]

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* One ''Series/TheEqualizer''. The episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'' "Splinters" features an experimental setup in which sidekick Mickey's memories of [=McCall=] saving his life are switched out for a scenario of cruel betrayal, thus giving him the motivation to assassinate [=McCall=]. And it still doesn't work, since it turns out that [[spoiler:Mickey's loyalty [[spoiler:ThePowerOfFriendship is still strong enough for him to realise what's happened.break through his conditioning.]]
11th Aug '16 4:38:59 PM BunnyStar
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* This happens no less than three times to Chat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug. In the first season!

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* This happens no less than three times to Chat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug.''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''. In the first season!
8th Aug '16 10:42:53 PM Dravencour
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* Laura Kinney aka ComicBook/{{X23}} falls victim to this whenever she is exposed to the Trigger Scent. Thanks to the Facility's conditioning, Laura suffers a Pavlovian response to the scent that makes her into a true LivingWeapon who will not stop until the people marked with the scent are dead. She blacks out all conscious thought during these times and only comes back after the scent is gone. Just to illustrate how powerful her response to the scent is, in her origin story ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'' she killed the only two people she ever really cared for and who cared for her under the influence of the scent. She also nearly killed her aunt and cousin who only survived because they were able to wash off the scent in time. Emma Frost once claimed that the Trigger Scent response is so deeply ingrained in Laura's brain that Emma can't remove it with her PsychicPowers.
* Jean-Paul Valley has what is known as The System, a deep brainwashing program used by the Order of St. Dumas for those chosen to be their Avenging Angel, ComicBook/{{Azrael}}. The trance is ''usually'' activated when the person dons the Azrael costume, turning them into an efficient, though very brutal, assassin. However, when Jean-Paul [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} took over for Bruce Wayne]], his first supervillain encounter happened to be the Scarecrow. When he got nailed by Fear Gas-coated barbs, the System kicked in to get him through it... and never shut off. This sent Jean-Paul over the edge as time passed, leading to the death of Abattoir and Bruce Wayne needing to come back in order to fix things.

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* Laura Kinney aka ComicBook/{{X23}} falls victim to this whenever she is exposed to the Trigger Scent. Thanks to the Facility's conditioning, Laura suffers a Pavlovian response to the scent that makes her into a true LivingWeapon who will not stop until the people marked with the scent are dead. She blacks out all conscious thought during these times and only comes back after the scent is gone. Just to illustrate how powerful her response to the scent is, in her origin story ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'' she killed the only two people she ever really cared for and who cared for her under the influence of the scent. She also nearly killed her aunt and cousin who only survived because they were able to wash off the scent in time. Emma Frost once claimed that the Trigger Scent response is so deeply ingrained in into Laura's brain that Emma can't remove it with her PsychicPowers.
* Jean-Paul Valley has what is known as The System, a deep brainwashing program used by the Order of St. Dumas for those chosen to be their Avenging Angel, ComicBook/{{Azrael}}. The trance is ''usually'' activated when the person dons the Azrael costume, turning them into an efficient, though very brutal, assassin. However, when Jean-Paul [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} took over for Bruce Wayne]], his first supervillain encounter happened to be the Scarecrow. When he got nailed by Crane's Fear Gas-coated barbs, the System kicked in to get him through it... and never shut off. This sent Jean-Paul over the edge as time passed, leading to him getting more and more brutal with his enemies, culminating in the death of Abattoir and Bruce Wayne needing to come back in order to fix things.
8th Aug '16 10:40:16 PM Dravencour
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** This also happens when somebody is "worn by their clothes", and the Life Fibres in their garments forcibly bend the wearer's will to their own. [[spoiler: This happens to Ryuuko when she's forced to don Junketsu in Episode 20.]]

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** This also happens when somebody is "worn by their clothes", and the Life Fibres in their garments forcibly bend the wearer's will to their own. [[spoiler: This happens to Ryuuko when she's forced to don Junketsu in Episode 20.20, with the aforementioned Mental Refitting.]]
8th Aug '16 10:38:36 PM Dravencour
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* Jean-Paul Valley has what is known as The System, a deep brainwashing program used by the Order of St. Dumas for those chosen to be their Avenging Angel, ComicBook/{{Azrael}}. The trance is ''usually'' activated when the person dons the Azrael costume, turning them into an efficient, though very brutal, assassin. However, when Jean-Paul [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} took over for Bruce Wayne]], his first supervillain encounter happened to be the Scarecrow. When he got nailed by Fear Gas-coated barbs, the System kicked into get him through it... and never shut off. This sent Jean-Paul over the edge as time passed, leading to the death of Abattoir and Bruce Wayne needing to come back to fix things.

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* Jean-Paul Valley has what is known as The System, a deep brainwashing program used by the Order of St. Dumas for those chosen to be their Avenging Angel, ComicBook/{{Azrael}}. The trance is ''usually'' activated when the person dons the Azrael costume, turning them into an efficient, though very brutal, assassin. However, when Jean-Paul [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} took over for Bruce Wayne]], his first supervillain encounter happened to be the Scarecrow. When he got nailed by Fear Gas-coated barbs, the System kicked into in to get him through it... and never shut off. This sent Jean-Paul over the edge as time passed, leading to the death of Abattoir and Bruce Wayne needing to come back in order to fix things.
27th Jul '16 5:33:28 PM Pinokio
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* In the Literature/StarTrekShatnerverse novel ''The Return'', Kirk is brainwashed by Romulans to become a [[TheFaceless masked]] agent.
21st Jul '16 11:45:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* One of the scariest and most effective instances of this trope occurred when Hydra and the Hand teamed up under [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy the Gorgon]] to target and kill low-powered but highly-skilled heroes, then resurrect them as Hand assassins. Their first target was ''Wolverine'', who tore through most of Marvel's New York heroes before he was brought down. One of his victims, [[spoiler: Northstar]] took years to get their brain unscrambled, and SHIELD had to resort to ''decapitating corpses'' to keep the Hand from getting at them.

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* One of the scariest and most effective instances of this trope occurred when Hydra and the Hand teamed up under [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy the Gorgon]] Gorgon to target and kill low-powered but highly-skilled heroes, then resurrect them as Hand assassins. Their first target was ''Wolverine'', who tore through most of Marvel's New York heroes before he was brought down. One of his victims, [[spoiler: Northstar]] took years to get their brain unscrambled, and SHIELD had to resort to ''decapitating corpses'' to keep the Hand from getting at them.
16th Jul '16 8:38:39 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'':\\\
Done to Nightcrawler with a mind-control serum in to make him kill/try to kill the President (it's not clear if he was meant to succeed or die in the attempt). He snaps out of it and escapes when a bodyguard shoots him. This is also done to [[spoiler:Cyclops]] later in the movie and had already been done to Deathstryke.\\\
Also [[spoiler:Charles Xavier]], by William Stryker's mutant son Jason, who is himself Lobotomized and Crazy.
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the Prototype Sentinels were constructed entirely from polymer, but Magneto controls them through metal he fused to their components.

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** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'':\\\
''Film/X2XMenUnited'':
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Done to Nightcrawler with a mind-control serum in to make him kill/try to kill the President (it's not clear if he was meant to succeed or die in the attempt). He snaps out of it and escapes when a bodyguard shoots him. This is also done to [[spoiler:Cyclops]] later in the movie and had already been done to Deathstryke.\\\
Lady Deathstrike.
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Also [[spoiler:Charles Xavier]], by William Stryker's mutant son Jason, who is himself Lobotomized and Crazy.
** In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the Prototype ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The prototype Sentinels were constructed entirely from polymer, but Magneto controls them through metal he fused to their components.components.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': [[spoiler:Wolverine, when he's discovered by Jean, Scott and Kurt in the Alkali Lake base, has been turned into a mindless weapon. Jean mentions that Logan has lost his humanity and been experimented on. When he emerges, he massacres Stryker's troops in a rage without hesitation, and is only stopped when Jean reminds him of his humanity and removes his helmet.]]
8th Jul '16 5:55:32 AM Pichu-kun
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* Happens to [[spoiler: Annabel]] during the Emerald arc of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.
** Also in ''Pokemon Special'', [[spoiler: Blue]] during the RGB arc and revealed to be the reason that [[spoiler:Bruno is in the Elite Four]].

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* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
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Happens to [[spoiler: Annabel]] during the Emerald arc of ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.
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** Also in ''Pokemon Special'', This happened to [[spoiler: Blue]] during the RGB arc and arc.
** This was
revealed to be the reason that [[spoiler:Bruno is in the Elite Four]].Four]].
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':



* In ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga, Link befriends a baby dragon. Seven years later, Ganondorf brainwashes the dragon, and [[spoiler: Link is forced to kill him.]] It's not just ''any'' baby dragon. [[spoiler:It's Volvagia.]]

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* In the ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga, manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Link befriends a baby dragon. Seven years later, Ganondorf brainwashes the dragon, and [[spoiler: Link is forced to kill him.]] It's not just ''any'' baby dragon. [[spoiler:It's Volvagia.]]



* In ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'', {{Deadpool}} is brainwashed by the Black Box to kill the biggest threat to the public safety. After managing to convince Deadpool that this is not a) clowns; b) Simon Cowell; c) Galactus; or d) Karl Rove, Deadpool goes off to kill [[spoiler: Cable]], who he sees as the next biggest threat. After fighting Prester John and then going through several alternate universes in order to find (and save) that person, he then gets back and tells everyone that he was only looking for him to kill him. He is restrained until the others can remove the effects of the brainwashing.
** If you understand [[CrazyAwesome DP]] at all, a), b), c) and d) shouldn't have been too much of a surprise.

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* In ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'', {{Deadpool}} is brainwashed by the Black Box to kill the biggest threat to the public safety. After managing to convince Deadpool that this is not a) clowns; b) Simon Cowell; c) Galactus; or d) Karl Rove, Deadpool goes off to kill [[spoiler: Cable]], who he sees as the next biggest threat. After fighting Prester John and then going through several alternate universes in order to find (and save) that person, he then gets back and tells everyone that he was only looking for him to kill him. He is restrained until the others can remove the effects of the brainwashing.
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brainwashing. If you understand [[CrazyAwesome DP]] at all, a), b), c) and d) shouldn't have been too much of a surprise.



* This sort of thing seems to happen to {{Superman}} on semi-regular basis.

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* This sort of thing seems to happen to {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} on semi-regular basis.



* In the ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' comics, this happens twice during the Iron Dominion arc: First, the Iron Queen uses her {{Magitek}} powers to take control of [[HollywoodCyborg Monkey Khan]] and use him to destroy the Dragon Kingdom Freedom Fighters. Then, she uses those powers to reprogram NICOLE and use her to effortlessly take over New Mobotropolis. Khan was released by the Queen when [[CruelMercy she didn't need him anymore]], and NICOLE was soon returned to normal by Sally (though she continued to [[ReverseMole pretend]] to be brainwashed for a while).

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''
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In the ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic ''Sonic The Hedgehog]]'' Hedgehog'' comics, this happens twice during the Iron Dominion arc: First, the Iron Queen uses her {{Magitek}} powers to take control of [[HollywoodCyborg Monkey Khan]] and use him to destroy the Dragon Kingdom Freedom Fighters. Then, she uses those powers to reprogram NICOLE and use her to effortlessly take over New Mobotropolis. Khan was released by the Queen when [[CruelMercy she didn't need him anymore]], and NICOLE was soon returned to normal by Sally (though she continued to [[ReverseMole pretend]] to be brainwashed for a while).



* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[Violine's father]] is hypnotized into killing Violine.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[Violine's [[spoiler:Violine's father]] is hypnotized into killing Violine.


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* Originally Terra from ''[[ComicBook/TeenTitans The New Teen Titans]]'' arc "The Judas Contract" was a pure example of an unapologetically evil and antagonistic [[TheMole mole]]. A flashback from a 2000s comic decided to give her some more backstory and {{retcon}}ned it so that ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} had injected Terra with drugs to make her psychopathic, much like he later did with his daughter Ravager.
27th Jun '16 2:18:40 PM FullmetalHeart20
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