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10th Mar '17 11:30:05 PM Nadim
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Above and Beyond", Pierce believes [[AllLovingHero Ben]] to be this when he attacks his grandpa Max and the rest of the recruits. He's not. [[spoiler: The whole attack just turns out to be a training stimulation, in order to test if they had what it takes to become Plummers.]]
17th Feb '17 3:45:40 PM HakkyounoTenshi
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** In the manga the Shitennou/Generals of the Dark Kingdom (Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite, And Kunzite) are this. Unfortunately, Jadeite, Nephrite, and Zoisite are [[spoiler: revived by the Silver Crystal with the memories of their past lives only to [[DieAsYourSelf turn into their respective stones]]]]. Poor Kunzite is re-brainwashed and dies fighting the Inner Senshi as Beryl's puppet and also [[spoiler: turns into his stone]]. But hey, after all that they eventually are reunited with the person they were born to serve [[spoiler: Mamoru/ Prince Endymion]] and get to hang out with him from [[spoiler: the stones their [[SpiritAdvisor spirits]] now reside in]].
12th Feb '17 9:52:56 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Carol Danvers was always the superhero equivalent of the AlphaBitch, but she mostly spewed hot air until HYDRA gave her the push to start indulging her worst excesses by dosing her with the Puppet Master's mind-control compound. And she's not the only one. On the other hand, the compound costs the brainwashed heroes quite a bit of performance.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Carol Danvers was always the superhero equivalent of the AlphaBitch, but she mostly spewed hot air until HYDRA gave her the push to start indulging her worst excesses by dosing her with the Puppet Master's mind-control compound. And she's not the only one. On the other hand, the compound costs the brainwashed heroes quite a bit of performance.
12th Feb '17 9:50:04 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Carol Danvers was always the superhero equivalent of the AlphaBitch, but she mostly spewed hot air until HYDRA gave her the push to start indulging her worst excesses by dosing her with the Puppet Master's mind-control compound. And she's not the only one. On the other hand, the compound costs the brainwashed heroes quite a bit of performance.
29th Jan '17 12:39:34 AM Rorosilky5
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* King Dedede tends to get brainwashed often by the EldritchAbomination of the week in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series.

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* King Dedede tends to get brainwashed often by the EldritchAbomination of the week in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series.series([[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe or in another case]], a [[BigCreepyCrawlies spider-like]] being).
27th Jan '17 2:59:35 AM rafi
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%%* This is one of the main premises of ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'' a student named [[TheWoobie Crona]] debuted in the series by attempting to kill the two protagonists. This was because Crona was infected with a substance called Black Blood, which is a blood replacement fluid that can be controlled by a human weapon, which sacrifices the user's sanity for invincibility. After being restored to sanity, Crona was allowed to attend the DWMA, but as of recent chapters has [[spoiler: been recaptured and rebrainwashed by Medusa and in chapter 104 was revealed to be the series BigBad]], much to the dismay of characters and audience.
** [[spoiler:Until chapter 106, anyway.]]

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%%* This is one of the main premises of ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'' a student named [[TheWoobie Crona]] debuted Lucifer in the series by attempting to kill the two protagonists. This was because Crona was infected with ''Anime/AngelCop''. Already a substance called Black Blood, which is a blood replacement fluid that can be controlled by a human weapon, which sacrifices the user's sanity for invincibility. After being restored to sanity, Crona was allowed to attend the DWMA, but as of recent chapters has powerful psychic she'd actually [[spoiler: been recaptured and rebrainwashed by Medusa and in chapter 104 was revealed volunteered to be the series BigBad]], much experimented on and turned into a psychic super soldier because she believed she was ''helping mankind''. Sadly, she's brainwashed to the dismay of characters point that she believes viciously murdering innocent people and audience.
** [[spoiler:Until chapter 106, anyway.
her former allies who ''woke up'' from the brainwashing is all for humanity's sake.]]



* In the Majin Buu arc ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[spoiler:it is Vegeta who]] is brainwashed and made to fight against his former allies. The brainwashing also gives him a major power boost. In fact, that's why [[spoiler:Vegeta decided to let Babidi]] take control of him: so that he could be on even ground with [[spoiler:Goku at long last.]] He eventually manages to break free of the mind control, but [[spoiler:the trope is subverted before then, as Vegeta reveals that he could break free at any time.]]
** It is played in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' when Baby controls almost all the Earth population. The only ones that weren't controlled were [[spoiler:Goku, Pan, Mr. Satan, Majin Buu and Uub]].

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* The [[spoiler:eponymous drug]] in ''Manga/BananaFish'' is used to brainwash people into doing things they would normally never do, including committing suicide or attacking their friends.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** In a filler arc, the zanpakuto of most or all of the soul reapers in Soul Society are turned against their masters by a rogue zanpakuto named Muramasa.
** This happens to Rukia in the third movie thanks to [[spoiler: Shizuku and Homura]].
** And this is also the modus operandi of one [[spoiler: Shukuro Tsukishima]], who does this via [[spoiler: using his memory-altering powers to convince his victim that he's their dearest person ever]].
** Later, [[spoiler: the Vandereich either brainwash Jidanbou and the MissionControl squad members into killing each other so they can't relay information anymore, or use them as PeoplePuppets so they start killing each other.]]
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', [[spoiler: Kouichi is brainwashed by the BigBad into believing that he is a digimon and into forgetting about his human life. Later on, Kouichi remembers that he's human, and [[MoreThanMindControl Cherubimon has to start manipulating his emotions and memories]]]].
** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Kiriha is brainwashed for a while. Also, anyone hit by EBEmon's attack becomes brainwashed.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
**
In the Majin Buu arc ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', arc, [[spoiler:it is Vegeta who]] is brainwashed and made to fight against his former allies. The brainwashing also gives him a major power boost. In fact, that's why [[spoiler:Vegeta decided to let Babidi]] take control of him: so that he could be on even ground with [[spoiler:Goku at long last.]] He eventually manages to break free of the mind control, but [[spoiler:the trope is subverted before then, as Vegeta reveals that he could break free at any time.]]
** It is played in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' when Baby controls almost In the Garlic Jr. filler, the black water mist does this to all the Earth population. The only ones that weren't controlled were [[spoiler:Goku, Pan, supporting characters, turning them evil. [[spoiler: Piccolo and later Krillin]] fake being infected, in order to free the currently captured and bottled-up Kami and Mr. Satan, Majin Buu and Uub]].Popo.



** In the Garlic Jr. filler, the black water mist does this to all the supporting characters, turning them evil. [[spoiler: Piccolo and later Krillin]] fake being infected, in order to free the currently captured and bottled-up Kami and Mr. Popo.
* It happened several times in the ''Mazinger trilogy'':
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': TheHero Kouji Kabuto was brainwashed by Viscount Pygman, and later by the Vegans in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' Creator/GoNagai manga, the UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger movie and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFeKFc0peH8 Chapter 10]]. Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori also were brainwashed by Baron Ashura into one of the earlier episodes of the original anime series. AND in another episode three workers of the Institute were brainwashed into piloting several Mechanical Beasts.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Boss was brainwashed by [[{{Robeast}} Warrior Monster Psychoveia]] in one of the first episodes to kill TheHero Tetsuya. Tetsuya himself also was brainwashed by Vegans along Kouji in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' manga.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Brunhild, Duke's best friend back in Fleed was brainwashed by the Vegans into murdering Duke. Also, Kouji and Tetsuya were brainwashed to destroy Grendizer with their own HumongousMecha.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** In [[Anime/YuGiOh the original anime]], Marik brainwashes Jounouchi and Anzu. Marik released Anzu only when she put herself in a DeathTrap whereas Jonouchi broke free over the course of the duel with [[ThePowerOfFriendship Yugi]]. (Note that in the original Japanese and Manga, Jonouchi's mind became very unstable after being brainwashed, adding to this trope further).
** To a degree, also used by Pegasus against [[spoiler:Kaiba]]. When [[spoiler:Kaiba]] got ready to duel him, Pegasus showed him that he had captured and de-souled [[spoiler:Mokuba]]... via [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog making the brainwashed kid come into their presences and hand Pegasus his deck]], in front of a very pissed Kaiba and the ''horrified'' Yugi and his friends (Yugi himself even is driven to TenderTears at the sight).]]
** There's also Shadi, who uses his Millennium Key to brainwash Sugoroku's friend Professor Yoshimori into attacking Yugi's friends in the manga. In the Toei series, Shadi brainwashes Honda instead; he'd already [[DeathByAdaptation disposed of Yoshimori]] prior.
** Let's not forget about Dartz doing this to Mai. Even worse, [[spoiler:Dartz himself is brainwashed by the Orichalchos]].
** Chazz/Manjoume in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' was brainwashed by the Society of Light and sent to force-recruit everyone else at the Academy, including his friends. Not quite the same, but considering the Society was an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic cult]], it might as well be.
** Happened to Misawa and Asuka as well. In Asuka's case, she was much more dangerous because she was ''serious'' about it, unlike Manjoume's "I've seen the light!" cult ranting which made him look like some MadOracle. Meanwhile, Misawa (who never really seemed very "crazy", despite the brainwashing) released himself by realizing that what he thought he wanted wasn't what he really wanted after all. He thought he wanted to be taken seriously as a duelist, when his real gifts and strengths lay in the realm of duel physics. As soon as he stopped trying to be something he wasn't (a potential pro duelist), he was a lot happier and more confident with himself.
** In fact, Saiou himself, the leader of the cult, qualifies, maybe ''especially'' so. He was brainwashed by the [[GreaterScopeVillain greater evil]] directing the cult and became its pawn. At times, there was a conflict within him, and occasionally, his sanity broke through temporarily (at one point, causing him to give the two keys to his doomsday device to Judai and Edo and warn them never to give them back to him) but his madness always returned until the climax of the arc.
** Anyone in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' who is corrupted by a [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] falls into this trope.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': the super-ninja Konatsu is brainwashed by his Evil Stepmother (who bears a scary resemblance to Edward G Robinson) into attempting to kill Ranma. It is only the PowerOfLove that undoes it.
** The Phoenix People are also able to use something like this (or possibly MoreThanMindControl); they have magical eggs that they can throw at people, which then expand and envelop the person. When the egg is cracked open (it doesn't hatch otherwise, but thankfully seems to put the victim in a state of suspended animation), the victim "imprints" on the first person they see, becoming their helpless slave. Kiima does this to Shampoo and then orders her to kill Ranma. To her credit, Shampoo manages to ask Ranma to instead allow her to use one of the eggs on him, so that she won't have to fulfill her orders, but Ranma (understandably) refuses. She then attempts to get Ranma to have sex with her (whereas, up until now, she's always aimed for romance and at one point actually got offended when she was made out to be trying to seduce him), going so far as to threaten Akane Tendo's life to make this happen. Ranma cures her by sticking her in another egg, and Mousse then shows her a mirror, so she imprints on herself. She later cures Genma, who she had managed to capture in an egg of her own, by telling him to snap out of it.

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** In the Garlic Jr. filler, the black water mist does this to * It is played in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' when Baby controls almost all the supporting characters, turning Earth population. The only ones that weren't controlled were [[spoiler:Goku, Pan, Mr. Satan, Majin Buu and Uub]].
%%* This is one of the main premises of ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Jellal, a massive expy from ''Manga/FairyTail'', is made out in flashbacks of when he was a kid to be perfect hero material. He has a strong sense for justice, he risks everything for his friends, and he doesn't bow down to the enemies. At the time the story begins, though, he's trying to revive the ''Fairy Tail'' world equivalent of [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]] using forbidden resurrection magic by sacrificing his childhood friend. Three guesses why.
* Played for laughs in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', where Sousuke puts his high school rugby team through TrainingFromHell (fit for [[TheSpartanWay navy seals]]), which results in
them evil. [[spoiler: Piccolo and later Krillin]] fake being infected, in order to free the currently captured and bottled-up Kami and Mr. Popo.
* It happened several times in the ''Mazinger trilogy'':
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': TheHero Kouji Kabuto was
becoming brainwashed by Viscount Pygman, and later by crazy killers that completely annihilate the Vegans in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' Creator/GoNagai manga, the UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger movie and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFeKFc0peH8 Chapter 10]]. Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori also were brainwashed by Baron Ashura other team. Their eyes are even shown ''[[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing red]]''.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' is fond of this device.
** [[BigBad Nakago]] tricks Yui
into one of giving Tamahome a magic potion to brainwash him into: breaking Miaka's arm, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown nearly beating Tasuki to death]], '''and''' challenging [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the earlier episodes of Emperor himself]] to a fight to the original anime series. AND death, in another episode three workers of the Institute were brainwashed which Hotohori fights ''seriously'' and almost kills Tamahome. Luckily, Miaka challenges Tamahome into piloting several Mechanical Beasts.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Boss was brainwashed by [[{{Robeast}} Warrior Monster Psychoveia]] in one of the first episodes
[[GoThroughMe trying to kill TheHero Tetsuya. Tetsuya himself also was brainwashed by Vegans along Kouji in her instead]], which breaks the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' manga.
brainwashing and ThePowerOfLove averts tragedy.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Brunhild, Duke's best friend back in Fleed was brainwashed Later, TeenGenius Chiriko is possessed by the Vegans into murdering Duke. Also, Kouji and Tetsuya were brainwashed to destroy Grendizer with their own HumongousMecha.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** In [[Anime/YuGiOh the original anime]], Marik brainwashes Jounouchi and Anzu. Marik released Anzu only when she put herself in a DeathTrap whereas Jonouchi broke free over the course of the duel with [[ThePowerOfFriendship Yugi]]. (Note that in the original Japanese and Manga, Jonouchi's mind became very unstable after being brainwashed, adding to this trope further).
** To a degree, also used by Pegasus against [[spoiler:Kaiba]]. When [[spoiler:Kaiba]] got ready to duel him, Pegasus showed him that he had captured and de-souled [[spoiler:Mokuba]]... via [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog making the brainwashed kid come into their presences and hand Pegasus his deck]], in front of a very pissed Kaiba and the ''horrified'' Yugi and his friends (Yugi himself even is driven to TenderTears at the sight).
enemy warrior Miboshi. [[spoiler:This one [[DrivenToSuicide doesn't end so well]].]]
** There's also Shadi, who uses his Millennium Key to brainwash Sugoroku's friend Professor Yoshimori into attacking Yugi's friends in the manga. In the Toei series, Shadi brainwashes Honda instead; he'd already [[DeathByAdaptation disposed of Yoshimori]] prior.
** Let's not forget about Dartz doing
second OVA Tasuki is possessed by the BigBad and attempts to [[spoiler:[[RapeAsDrama rape Miaka]].]]
*** Actually,
this to Mai. Even worse, [[spoiler:Dartz himself one is MoreThanMindControl. [[spoiler:Tasuki was holding back his one-sided feelings for Miaka, which let the BigBad control him easily.]]
* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar FINAL'', Guy is captured and chemically
brainwashed into a berserk destroyer by the Orichalchos]].
** Chazz/Manjoume
villains, placed in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' was brainwashed by the Society a copy of Light his HumongousMecha [=GaoFighGar=], and sent to force-recruit everyone else at the Academy, including his friends. Not quite the same, but considering the Society was an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic cult]], it might as well be.
** Happened to Misawa and Asuka as well. In Asuka's case, she was much more dangerous because she was ''serious'' about it, unlike Manjoume's "I've seen the light!" cult ranting which made him look like some MadOracle. Meanwhile, Misawa (who never really seemed very "crazy", despite the brainwashing) released himself by realizing that what he thought he wanted wasn't what he really wanted after all. He thought he wanted to be taken seriously as a duelist, when his real gifts and strengths lay in the realm of duel physics. As soon as he stopped trying to be something he wasn't (a potential pro duelist), he was a lot happier and more confident
sicced on SixthRanger J along with himself.
** In fact, Saiou himself, the leader
similarly reprogrammed copies of the cult, qualifies, maybe ''especially'' so. He was brainwashed by rest of the [[GreaterScopeVillain greater evil]] directing robot team. Right as Repli-[=GaoFighGar=] is about to DropTheHammer on King J-Der, the cult Repli-Nakama resist the reprogramming and became its pawn. At times, there was a conflict within him, sacrifice themselves to stop Guy and occasionally, his sanity broke through temporarily (at one point, causing him to give the two keys remaining heroes a chance to his doomsday device to Judai and Edo and warn them never to give them back to him) but his madness always returned until get him back.
** In
the climax original series, [[spoiler:all four of the arc.
** Anyone in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' who is corrupted by a [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] falls
machine kings are all subject to this trope, with all eventually getting redeemed some time into this trope.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
the super-ninja Konatsu is brainwashed by his Evil Stepmother (who bears a scary resemblance to Edward G Robinson) into attempting to kill Ranma. It is only the PowerOfLove that undoes it.
** The Phoenix People are also able to use something like this (or possibly MoreThanMindControl); they have magical eggs that they can throw at people, which then expand
show, with Primada and envelop the person. When the egg is cracked open (it doesn't hatch otherwise, but thankfully seems Polonaise suffering RedemptionEqualsDeath sort of, while Pizza and Penchinon both get restored to put the victim in a state of suspended animation), the victim "imprints" on the first person they see, becoming their helpless slave. Kiima does this to Shampoo original forms, Soldato J and then orders her to kill Ranma. To her credit, Shampoo manages to ask Ranma to instead allow her to use one the main computer of the eggs on him, so that she won't have to fulfill her orders, but Ranma (understandably) refuses. She then attempts to get Ranma to have sex with her (whereas, up until now, she's always aimed for romance and at one point actually got offended when she was made out to be trying to seduce him), going so far as to threaten Akane Tendo's life to make J-Ark, respectively]].
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'',
this happen. Ranma cures her by sticking her in another egg, and Mousse then shows her a mirror, so she imprints on herself. She later cures Genma, who she had managed happens to capture in an egg of her own, by telling him to snap out of it.any fairy forcibly transformed into a monster.



* In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAion'', [[MindControlDevice the mushis]] infect a human host. The victims look normal but them become this when they take a look at Seine's face.



* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Mamoru was at least twice brainwashed into doing this to the Senshi. [[spoiler: in the Stars manga, Sailor Galaxia does this not only to him, but to ''all the Seishi'' who are mind-controlled to attack Usagi. In the manga, it's made abundantly clear that the senshi are actually already dead.]]
** Ami is also brainwashed in a [[Anime/SailorMoon R episode]] where she is made to think all of her friends hate her for being a nerd. She sees through the ploy and blasts the monster.
** Also in ''Sailor Moon R'', [[spoiler:Chibiusa]] is brainwashed into attacking the rest of the cast, ''and'' is made to believe everyone hated her (thanks to the BigBad altering her memories/taking out important bits of them).
** There's also Professor Tomoe [[AdaptationalHeroism in the anime,]] who gets brainwashed and crazy as a consequence of [[spoiler:a DealWithTheDevil with BigBad Pharaoh 90 to save Hotaru from death.]]
** In the Stars anime, [[spoiler: [[KnightTemplar Haruka and Michiru]] ''pretend'' that they]] are brainwashed by Galaxia to actually attempt to fight her (going as far as [[spoiler:killing Setsuna and Hotaru with their own hands]]) but [[spoiler:fail and ultimately die.]] This event is redone multiple times in the musical adaptations based on the Stars series.
** In the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action version]], [[spoiler: Mercury is kidnapped by Kunzite and brainwashed, becoming [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Sailor Mercury]]. She is later healed by Sailor Moon (with a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment included), with no memory of the events]] In the finale [[spoiler: Mamoru takes the [[BigBad Queen Meteira]] into his body and thus is brainwashed by her.]]

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* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Mamoru was at least twice brainwashed ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ragyo's Mental Refitting forces special Life Fibres called Marionette Threads into doing her victim's brain, turning them into mindless drones that do her bidding without question. In Episode 18, we first see this used to the Senshi. [[spoiler: in enslave the Stars manga, Sailor Galaxia does this not only entire 1-Star student body of Honnouji Academy.]] Made even worse when she used it on [[spoiler: Ryuuko. She managed to him, but to ''all fight it off, though, and ''physically pull the Seishi'' who are mind-controlled to attack Usagi. In Marionette Threads out of her own brain with her bare hands!'']]
** This also happens when somebody is "worn by their clothes", and
the manga, it's made abundantly clear that Life Fibres in their garments forcibly bend the senshi are actually already dead.wearer's will to their own. [[spoiler: This happens to Ryuuko when she's forced to don Junketsu in Episode 20, with the aforementioned Mental Refitting.]]
** Ami is also * In the AlternateUniverse manga ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: G'', ''several'' people are in this state at one moment or another. When [[spoiler: Goenitz arrives to the GrandFinale and starts wreaking havoc]], almost at the same time [[spoiler: Kim Kaphwan and Robert Garcia are briefly brainwashed in a [[Anime/SailorMoon R episode]] where she but bring themselves out on their own (Kim beats [[ButtMonkey Chang and Choi]] but is made to think all of her friends hate her for being a nerd. She sees through released immediately afterwards; Robert attacks Ryo, but reacts when the ploy other [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome doesn't even flinch at the sight]])]]; similarly, [[spoiler: the maddened Mr. Big is [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] by Wolfgang Krauser.]]
** There are also several cases of MoreThanMindControl; specifically [[spoiler: Benimaru, Mai
and blasts Leona]]. In the monster.
** Also in ''Sailor Moon R'', [[spoiler:Chibiusa]] is brainwashed
first two cases, [[spoiler: their inner struggles are greatly amplified by Goenitz's powers and they're sent into attacking the rest of the cast, ''and'' is made to believe everyone hated her (thanks to the BigBad altering her memories/taking out important bits of them).
** There's also Professor Tomoe [[AdaptationalHeroism
temporal {{Unstoppable Rage}}s]]; in the anime,]] who gets brainwashed and crazy as a consequence of [[spoiler:a DealWithTheDevil with BigBad Pharaoh 90 to save Hotaru from death.third, [[spoiler: Goenitz himself awakens Leona's Orochi blood.]]
** * In the Stars anime, [[spoiler: [[KnightTemplar Haruka ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime]] Knuckle Joe's father, a renowned Star Warrior, is kidnapped and Michiru]] ''pretend'' that they]] are brainwashed by Galaxia Nightmare himself. He is sent to actually attempt to fight her (going as far as [[spoiler:killing Setsuna attack his former allies, and Hotaru his best friend Meta Knight is forced to kill him.
* ''Manga/KishinDoujiZenki'':
** A living being infected
with their own hands]]) but [[spoiler:fail a Karuma Seed will soon start behaving like this. His or her most annoying habit to others [[CharacterExaggeration will completely take over them]], soon they'll be seen making {{Nightmare Face}}s, and ultimately die.]] This event is redone multiple times in the musical adaptations based on the Stars series.
a short while they [[BalefulPolymorph will be forcibly turned into monsters]].
** In the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action version]], [[spoiler: Mercury is kidnapped by Kunzite When a teenaged Anju was lost in the mountains and brainwashed, about to fall victim to SnowMeansDeath, Karuma herself seized her. Then she erased Anju's memories and brainwashed her into becoming [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Sailor Mercury]]. She is later healed by Sailor Moon (with a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment included), with no memory of the events]] her servant.]]
*
In the finale ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Link befriends a baby dragon. Seven years later, Ganondorf brainwashes the dragon, and [[spoiler: Mamoru takes the [[BigBad Queen Meteira]] into his body and thus Link is forced to kill him.]] It's not just ''any'' baby dragon. [[spoiler:It's Volvagia.]]
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'', [[spoiler:[[CoolBigSis Ginga]]
is brainwashed by her.]]the villains, and is then sent to kill her younger sister Subaru]]. In [[DefeatMeansFriendship typical Nanoha fashion]], she is subsequently cured of this by the application of a WaveMotionGun at point-blank range.



* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar FINAL'', Guy is captured and chemically brainwashed into a berserk destroyer by the villains, placed in a copy of his HumongousMecha [=GaoFighGar=], and sicced on SixthRanger J along with similarly reprogrammed copies of the rest of the robot team. Right as Repli-[=GaoFighGar=] is about to DropTheHammer on King J-Der, the Repli-Nakama resist the reprogramming and sacrifice themselves to stop Guy and give the remaining heroes a chance to get him back.
** In the original series, [[spoiler:all four of the machine kings are all subject to this trope, with all eventually getting redeemed some time into the show, with Primada and Polonaise suffering RedemptionEqualsDeath sort of, while Pizza and Penchinon both get restored to their original forms, Soldato J and the main computer of the J-Ark, respectively]].
* Both the Crystal Saint (anime only) and Leo Aiolia in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. [[spoiler: Their brainwashing was so through that it took ''death'' to release them. Crystal had to die, Aiolia had to see someone else die. Both cases [[TearJerker end up in tears]].]]

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* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar FINAL'', Guy is captured It happened several times in the ''Mazinger trilogy'':
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': TheHero Kouji Kabuto was brainwashed by Viscount Pygman,
and chemically later by the Vegans in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' Creator/GoNagai manga, the UFO Robot Grendizer tai Great Mazinger movie and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFeKFc0peH8 Chapter 10]]. Professors Morimori, Sewashi and Nossori also were brainwashed by Baron Ashura into one of the earlier episodes of the original anime series. AND in another episode three workers of the Institute were brainwashed into a berserk destroyer piloting several Mechanical Beasts.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Boss was brainwashed by [[{{Robeast}} Warrior Monster Psychoveia]] in one of the first episodes to kill TheHero Tetsuya. Tetsuya himself also was brainwashed by Vegans along Kouji in the ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' manga.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': Brunhild, Duke's best friend back in Fleed was brainwashed
by the villains, placed in a copy of his HumongousMecha [=GaoFighGar=], Vegans into murdering Duke. Also, Kouji and sicced on SixthRanger J along Tetsuya were brainwashed to destroy Grendizer with similarly reprogrammed copies of their own HumongousMecha.
* [[TheVirus DG Cells]] have this effect in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Once
the rest of metal plague gets into the robot team. Right as Repli-[=GaoFighGar=] is about to DropTheHammer on King J-Der, the Repli-Nakama resist the reprogramming and sacrifice themselves to stop Guy and give the remaining heroes a chance to get him back.
** In the original series, [[spoiler:all four of the machine kings are all
victim's brain, they become subject to this trope, with all eventually getting redeemed some time the Dark/Devil Gundam's will. It's also known as the Devil Gundam's ability to self-multiply.
* Neo Roanoke in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' is yet another example, as he's truly [[spoiler:Mu La Flaga]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', after having miraculously survived [[spoiler:the utter annihilation of his mobile suit... in space]]. Go figure.
** [[spoiler:Stella]], who is really just emotionally fragile and naive, but is [[spoiler:brainwashed
into the show, with Primada and Polonaise suffering RedemptionEqualsDeath sort of, while Pizza and Penchinon both get restored to their original forms, Soldato J and the main computer of the J-Ark, respectively]].
* Both the Crystal Saint (anime only) and Leo Aiolia in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. [[spoiler: Their brainwashing was so through that it took ''death'' to release them. Crystal had to die, Aiolia had to see
freezing up or panicking whenever someone else die. Both cases [[TearJerker end up mentions death, and to calm down and absolutely trust anyone who [[DeclarationOfProtection vows to protect her]]. After being programmed and deprogrammed so many times by Phantom Pain, then Shinn, then Phantom Pain ''again'', her main response now is to go crazy and panic over anything she even ''loosely'' relates to death. Which is bad if she's at the controls of a truly [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]] with about fifty-bazillion {{Wave Motion Gun}}s and no-one can talk her down.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Gillen hypnotizes Nina
in tears]].]]order to draw out her childhood memories. She refuses to tell him anything, and attempts to strangle him for good measure.



* Kolulu and Koko fall under this trope in ''Manga/ZatchBell'': the former has a psychotic personality that comes out when her bookkeeper reads spells, and latter becomes sadistic and evil because Zofis tampers with her heart, although he claims he couldn't have done it if the impulses weren't in Koko to begin with. [[ManipulativeBastard He lies,]] as revealed after his defeat - the only difference between Koko and his other mind slaves, who had no memories of their time spent brainwashed and crazy, was [[ForTheEvulz special tampering intended to drive Koko mad with guilt by keeping all the horrible memories with her]], in case she survives Zofis' defeat.
* Played for laughs in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', where Sousuke puts his high school rugby team through TrainingFromHell (fit for [[TheSpartanWay navy seals]]), which results in them becoming brainwashed and crazy killers that completely annihilate the other team. Their eyes are even shown ''[[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing red]]''.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'', [[spoiler:[[CoolBigSis Ginga]] is brainwashed by the villains, and is then sent to kill her younger sister Subaru]]. In [[DefeatMeansFriendship typical Nanoha fashion]], she is subsequently cured of this by the application of a WaveMotionGun at point-blank range.
* Neo Roanoke in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' is yet another example, as he's truly [[spoiler:Mu La Flaga]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', after having miraculously survived [[spoiler:the utter annihilation of his mobile suit... in space]]. Go figure.
** [[spoiler:Stella]], who is really just emotionally fragile and naive, but is [[spoiler:brainwashed into freezing up or panicking whenever someone mentions death, and to calm down and absolutely trust anyone who [[DeclarationOfProtection vows to protect her]]. After being programmed and deprogrammed so many times by Phantom Pain, then Shinn, then Phantom Pain ''again'', her main response now is to go crazy and panic over anything she even ''loosely'' relates to death. Which is bad if she's at the controls of a truly [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]] with about fifty-bazillion {{Wave Motion Gun}}s and no-one can talk her down.]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' is fond of this device.
** [[BigBad Nakago]] tricks Yui into giving Tamahome a magic potion to brainwash him into: breaking Miaka's arm, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown nearly beating Tasuki to death]], '''and''' challenging [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the Emperor himself]] to a fight to the death, in which Hotohori fights ''seriously'' and almost kills Tamahome. Luckily, Miaka challenges Tamahome into [[GoThroughMe trying to kill her instead]], which breaks the brainwashing and ThePowerOfLove averts tragedy.
** Later, TeenGenius Chiriko is possessed by the enemy warrior Miboshi. [[spoiler:This one [[DrivenToSuicide doesn't end so well]].]]
** In the second OVA Tasuki is possessed by the BigBad and attempts to [[spoiler:[[RapeAsDrama rape Miaka]].]]
*** Actually, this one is MoreThanMindControl. [[spoiler:Tasuki was holding back his one-sided feelings for Miaka, which let the BigBad control him easily.]]
* [[spoiler:Ikuto]] from ''ShugoChara'' [[spoiler:when controlled by his evil jerkass of a stepfather and forced to transform into Death Rebel. He's not ''necessarily'' crazy when brainwashed at first, just rather cold and emotionless. But, sadly, the control over him eventually escalates to he point where he's trying to murder his childhood friend Tadase and the girl he loves, Amu. Luckily, in more recent chapters of the manga, he's shown to be back to normal thanks to Amu.]]
* In the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa anime]] Knuckle Joe's father, a renowned Star Warrior, is kidnapped and brainwashed by Nightmare himself. He is sent to attack his former allies, and his best friend Meta Knight is forced to kill him.
* Jellal, a massive expy from ''Manga/FairyTail'', is made out in flashbacks of when he was a kid to be perfect hero material. He has a strong sense for justice, he risks everything for his friends, and he doesn't bow down to the enemies. At the time the story begins, though, he's trying to revive the ''Fairy Tail'' world equivalent of [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]] using forbidden resurrection magic by sacrificing his childhood friend. Three guesses why.



* In the manga series ''Manga/ZodiacPI'', Lili's rival, Sirius, is brainwashed into trying to kill her, her friend, and her father. [[spoiler:Finally broken thanks to both ThePowerOfLove and the shock of cold water.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Gillen hypnotizes Nina in order to draw out her childhood memories. She refuses to tell him anything, and attempts to strangle him for good measure.
* In a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' filler arc, the zanpakuto of most or all of the soul reapers in Soul Society are turned against their masters by a rogue zanpakuto named Muramasa.
** This happens to Rukia in the third movie thanks to [[spoiler: Shizuku and Homura]].
** And this is also the modus operandi of one [[spoiler: Shukuro Tsukishima]], who does this via [[spoiler: using his memory-altering powers to convince his victim that he's their dearest person ever]].
** Later, [[spoiler: the Vandereich either brainwash Jidanbou and the MissionControl squad members into killing each other so they can't relay information anymore, or use them as PeoplePuppets so they start killing each other.]]

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* In The wolves (and possibly sharks) in ''Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva'', making it so that Luke is unable to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal talk to them]].
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** The super-ninja Konatsu is brainwashed by his Evil Stepmother (who bears a scary resemblance to Edward G Robinson) into attempting to kill Ranma. It is only
the manga series ''Manga/ZodiacPI'', Lili's rival, Sirius, PowerOfLove that undoes it.
** The Phoenix People are also able to use something like this (or possibly MoreThanMindControl); they have magical eggs that they can throw at people, which then expand and envelop the person. When the egg
is cracked open (it doesn't hatch otherwise, but thankfully seems to put the victim in a state of suspended animation), the victim "imprints" on the first person they see, becoming their helpless slave. Kiima does this to Shampoo and then orders her to kill Ranma. To her credit, Shampoo manages to ask Ranma to instead allow her to use one of the eggs on him, so that she won't have to fulfill her orders, but Ranma (understandably) refuses. She then attempts to get Ranma to have sex with her (whereas, up until now, she's always aimed for romance and at one point actually got offended when she was made out to be trying to seduce him), going so far as to threaten Akane Tendo's life to make this happen. Ranma cures her by sticking her in another egg, and Mousse then shows her a mirror, so she imprints on herself. She later cures Genma, who she had managed to capture in an egg of her own, by telling him to snap out of it.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** Mamoru was at least twice
brainwashed into trying doing this to kill her, her friend, and her father. [[spoiler:Finally broken thanks to both ThePowerOfLove and the shock of cold water.Senshi. [[spoiler: in the Stars manga, Sailor Galaxia does this not only to him, but to ''all the Seishi'' who are mind-controlled to attack Usagi. In the manga, it's made abundantly clear that the senshi are actually already dead.]]
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Gillen hypnotizes Nina ** Ami is also brainwashed in order a [[Anime/SailorMoon R episode]] where she is made to draw out her childhood memories. She refuses to tell him anything, and attempts to strangle him for good measure.
* In a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' filler arc, the zanpakuto of most or
think all of her friends hate her for being a nerd. She sees through the soul reapers ploy and blasts the monster.
** Also
in Soul Society are turned against their masters by a rogue zanpakuto named Muramasa.
''Sailor Moon R'', [[spoiler:Chibiusa]] is brainwashed into attacking the rest of the cast, ''and'' is made to believe everyone hated her (thanks to the BigBad altering her memories/taking out important bits of them).
** This happens to Rukia There's also Professor Tomoe [[AdaptationalHeroism in the third movie thanks anime,]] who gets brainwashed and crazy as a consequence of [[spoiler:a DealWithTheDevil with BigBad Pharaoh 90 to save Hotaru from death.]]
** In the Stars anime,
[[spoiler: Shizuku [[KnightTemplar Haruka and Homura]].
** And this
Michiru]] ''pretend'' that they]] are brainwashed by Galaxia to actually attempt to fight her (going as far as [[spoiler:killing Setsuna and Hotaru with their own hands]]) but [[spoiler:fail and ultimately die.]] This event is also redone multiple times in the modus operandi of one musical adaptations based on the Stars series.
** In the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action version]],
[[spoiler: Shukuro Tsukishima]], who does this via Mercury is kidnapped by Kunzite and brainwashed, becoming [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Sailor Mercury]]. She is later healed by Sailor Moon (with a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment included), with no memory of the events]] In the finale [[spoiler: using Mamoru takes the [[BigBad Queen Meteira]] into his memory-altering powers to convince his victim that he's their dearest person ever]].
** Later,
body and thus is brainwashed by her.]]
* Both the Crystal Saint (anime only) and Leo Aiolia in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
[[spoiler: Their brainwashing was so through that it took ''death'' to release them. Crystal had to die, Aiolia had to see someone else die. Both cases [[TearJerker end up in tears]].]]
* [[spoiler:Ikuto]] from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' [[spoiler:when controlled by his evil jerkass of a stepfather and forced to transform into Death Rebel. He's not ''necessarily'' crazy when brainwashed at first, just rather cold and emotionless. But, sadly,
the Vandereich either brainwash Jidanbou control over him eventually escalates to he point where he's trying to murder his childhood friend Tadase and the MissionControl squad members into killing each other so they can't relay information anymore, or use them girl he loves, Amu. Luckily, in more recent chapters of the manga, he's shown to be back to normal thanks to Amu.]]
* Happens very briefly in most parts of any ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' media, usually to townspeople. There's Rezo controlling Zelgadis during season 1, and [[spoiler:Hellmaster Fibrizzo]] controlling Gourry during season 2.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'' a student named [[TheWoobie Crona]] debuted in the series by attempting to kill the two protagonists. This was because Crona was infected with a substance called Black Blood, which is a blood replacement fluid that can be controlled by a human weapon, which sacrifices the user's sanity for invincibility. After being restored to sanity, Crona was allowed to attend the DWMA, but
as PeoplePuppets so they start killing each other.of recent chapters has [[spoiler: been recaptured and rebrainwashed by Medusa and in chapter 104 was revealed to be the series BigBad]], much to the dismay of characters and audience. [[spoiler:Until chapter 106, anyway.]]



* In the ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' 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.]]
* Happens very briefly in most parts of any ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' media, usually to townspeople. There's Rezo controlling Zelgadis during season 1, and [[spoiler:Hellmaster Fibrizzo]] controlling Gourry during season 2.
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', [[spoiler: Kouichi is brainwashed by the BigBad into believing that he is a digimon and into forgetting about his human life. Later on, Kouichi remembers that he's human, and [[MoreThanMindControl Cherubimon has to start manipulating his emotions and memories]]]].
** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Kiriha is brainwashed for a while. Also, anyone hit by EBEmon's attack becomes brainwashed.
* In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAion'', [[MindControlDevice the mushis]] infect a human host. The victims look normal but them become this when they take a look at Seine's face.
* [[TheVirus DG Cells]] have this effect in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Once the metal plague gets into the victim's brain, they become subject to the Dark/Devil Gundam's will. It's also known as the Devil Gundam's ability to self-multiply.
* Lucifer in ''Anime/AngelCop''. Already a powerful psychic she'd actually [[spoiler: volunteered to be experimented on and turned into a psychic super soldier because she believed she was ''helping mankind''. Sadly, she's brainwashed to the point that she believes viciously murdering innocent people and her former allies who ''woke up'' from the brainwashing is all for humanity's sake.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', Joa the ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Link befriends Dark Chef has this power. Joa can "cook" others with a baby dragon. Seven years later, Ganondorf brainwashes the dragon, few slices to alter their "flavor", changing them into completely different people. [[spoiler:Teppei]] falls victim to this and [[spoiler: Link is forced to kill him.]] It's not just ''any'' baby dragon. [[spoiler:It's Volvagia.]]
* Happens very briefly in most parts of any ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' media, usually to townspeople. There's Rezo controlling Zelgadis during season 1, and [[spoiler:Hellmaster Fibrizzo]] controlling Gourry during season 2.
now an emotionless fighting machine under Joa's command.
* In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', [[spoiler: Kouichi is brainwashed by the BigBad into believing that he is a digimon and into forgetting about his human life. Later on, Kouichi remembers that he's human, and [[MoreThanMindControl Cherubimon has to start manipulating his emotions and memories]]]].
** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Kiriha is brainwashed for a while. Also, anyone hit by EBEmon's attack becomes brainwashed.
* In ''Manga/HekikaiNoAion'', [[MindControlDevice the mushis]] infect a human host. The victims look normal but them become
''Anime/UmiMonogatari'', Sedna does this when they take a look at Seine's face.
* [[TheVirus DG Cells]] have this effect in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Once the metal plague gets into the victim's brain, they become subject
to the Dark/Devil Gundam's will. It's also known as the Devil Gundam's ability to self-multiply.
* Lucifer in ''Anime/AngelCop''. Already a powerful psychic she'd actually [[spoiler: volunteered to be experimented on
sea creatures and turned into a psychic super soldier because she believed she was ''helping mankind''. Sadly, she's brainwashed to the point that she believes viciously murdering innocent people eventually Marin and her former allies who ''woke up'' from the brainwashing is all for humanity's sake.]]Kanon's friends.



* In the AlternateUniverse manga ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: G'', ''several'' people are in this state at one moment or another. When [[spoiler: Goenitz arrives to the GrandFinale and starts wreaking havoc]], almost at the same time [[spoiler: Kim Kaphwan and Robert Garcia are briefly brainwashed but bring themselves out on their own (Kim beats [[ButtMonkey Chang and Choi]] but is released immediately afterwards; Robert attacks Ryo, but reacts when the other [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome doesn't even flinch at the sight]])]]; similarly, [[spoiler: the maddened Mr. Big is [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] by Wolfgang Krauser.]]
** There are also several cases of MoreThanMindControl; specifically [[spoiler: Benimaru, Mai and Leona]]. In the first two cases, [[spoiler: their inner struggles are greatly amplified by Goenitz's powers and they're sent into temporal {{Unstoppable Rage}}s]]; in the third, [[spoiler: Goenitz himself awakens Leona's Orochi blood.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', Joa the Dark Chef has this power. Joa can "cook" others with a few slices to alter their "flavor", changing them into completely different people. [[spoiler:Teppei]] falls victim to this and is now an emotionless fighting machine under Joa's command.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ragyo's Mental Refitting forces special Life Fibres called Marionette Threads into her victim's brain, turning them into mindless drones that do her bidding without question. In Episode 18, we first see this used to [[spoiler: enslave the entire 1-Star student body of Honnouji Academy.]] Made even worse when she used it on [[spoiler: Ryuuko. She managed to fight it off, though, and ''physically pull the Marionette Threads out of her own brain with her bare hands!'']]
** 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, with the aforementioned Mental Refitting.]]
* The [[spoiler:eponymous drug]] in ''Manga/BananaFish'' is used to brainwash people into doing things they would normally never do, including committing suicide or attacking their friends.
* In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'', Sedna does this to sea creatures and eventually Marin and Kanon's friends.

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
**
In [[Anime/YuGiOh the AlternateUniverse manga ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: G'', ''several'' people are original anime]], Marik brainwashes Jounouchi and Anzu. Marik released Anzu only when she put herself in a DeathTrap whereas Jonouchi broke free over the course of the duel with [[ThePowerOfFriendship Yugi]]. (Note that in the original Japanese and Manga, Jonouchi's mind became very unstable after being brainwashed, adding to this state at one moment or another. trope further).
** To a degree, also used by Pegasus against [[spoiler:Kaiba]].
When [[spoiler:Kaiba]] got ready to duel him, Pegasus showed him that he had captured and de-souled [[spoiler:Mokuba]]... via [[spoiler: Goenitz arrives to [[KickTheDog making the GrandFinale and starts wreaking havoc]], almost at the same time [[spoiler: Kim Kaphwan and Robert Garcia are briefly brainwashed but bring themselves out on kid come into their own (Kim beats [[ButtMonkey Chang presences and Choi]] but is released immediately afterwards; Robert attacks Ryo, but reacts when hand Pegasus his deck]], in front of a very pissed Kaiba and the other [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome doesn't even flinch at the sight]])]]; similarly, [[spoiler: the maddened Mr. Big is [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] by Wolfgang Krauser.]]
** There are also several cases of MoreThanMindControl; specifically [[spoiler: Benimaru, Mai
''horrified'' Yugi and Leona]]. In the first two cases, [[spoiler: their inner struggles are greatly amplified by Goenitz's powers and they're sent into temporal {{Unstoppable Rage}}s]]; in the third, [[spoiler: Goenitz his friends (Yugi himself awakens Leona's Orochi blood.even is driven to TenderTears at the sight).]]
* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', Joa the Dark Chef has this power. Joa can "cook" others with a few slices to alter their "flavor", changing them into completely different people. [[spoiler:Teppei]] falls victim to this and is now an emotionless fighting machine under Joa's command.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ragyo's Mental Refitting forces special Life Fibres called Marionette Threads into her victim's brain, turning them into mindless drones that do her bidding without question. In Episode 18, we first see this used to [[spoiler: enslave the entire 1-Star student body of Honnouji Academy.]] Made even worse when she used it on [[spoiler: Ryuuko. She managed to fight it off, though, and ''physically pull the Marionette Threads out of her own brain with her bare hands!'']]
** This There's 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, with the aforementioned Mental Refitting.]]
* The [[spoiler:eponymous drug]] in ''Manga/BananaFish'' is used
Shadi, who uses his Millennium Key to brainwash people Sugoroku's friend Professor Yoshimori into attacking Yugi's friends in the manga. In the Toei series, Shadi brainwashes Honda instead; he'd already [[DeathByAdaptation disposed of Yoshimori]] prior.
** Let's not forget about Dartz
doing things they would normally never do, this to Mai. Even worse, [[spoiler:Dartz himself is brainwashed by the Orichalchos]].
** Chazz/Manjoume in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' was brainwashed by the Society of Light and sent to force-recruit everyone else at the Academy,
including committing suicide or attacking their friends.
*
his friends. Not quite the same, but considering the Society was an [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt apocalyptic cult]], it might as well be.
** Happened to Misawa and Asuka as well.
In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'', Sedna does Asuka's case, she was much more dangerous because she was ''serious'' about it, unlike Manjoume's "I've seen the light!" cult ranting which made him look like some MadOracle. Meanwhile, Misawa (who never really seemed very "crazy", despite the brainwashing) released himself by realizing that what he thought he wanted wasn't what he really wanted after all. He thought he wanted to be taken seriously as a duelist, when his real gifts and strengths lay in the realm of duel physics. As soon as he stopped trying to be something he wasn't (a potential pro duelist), he was a lot happier and more confident with himself.
** In fact, Saiou himself, the leader of the cult, qualifies, maybe ''especially'' so. He was brainwashed by the [[GreaterScopeVillain greater evil]] directing the cult and became its pawn. At times, there was a conflict within him, and occasionally, his sanity broke through temporarily (at one point, causing him to give the two keys to his doomsday device to Judai and Edo and warn them never to give them back to him) but his madness always returned until the climax of the arc.
** Anyone in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' who is corrupted by a [[ClingyMacGuffin Number]] falls into
this to sea creatures and eventually Marin and Kanon's friends.trope.



* The wolves (and possibly sharks) in ''Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva'', making it so that Luke is unable to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal talk to them]].
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', this happens to any fairy forcibly transformed into a monster.
* ''Manga/KishinDoujiZenki'':
** A living being infected with a Karuma Seed will soon start behaving like this. His or her most annoying habit to others [[CharacterExaggeration will completely take over them]], soon they'll be seen making {{Nightmare Face}}s, and in a short while they [[BalefulPolymorph will be forcibly turned into monsters]].
** [[spoiler: When a teenaged Anju was lost in the mountains and about to fall victim to SnowMeansDeath, Karuma herself seized her. Then she erased Anju's memories and brainwashed her into becoming her servant.]]

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* The wolves (and possibly sharks) Kolulu and Koko fall under this trope in ''Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva'', making it so ''Manga/ZatchBell'': the former has a psychotic personality that Luke is unable to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal talk to them]].
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', this happens to any fairy forcibly transformed into a monster.
* ''Manga/KishinDoujiZenki'':
** A living being infected
comes out when her bookkeeper reads spells, and latter becomes sadistic and evil because Zofis tampers with a Karuma Seed will soon start behaving like this. His or her most annoying habit heart, although he claims he couldn't have done it if the impulses weren't in Koko to others [[CharacterExaggeration will completely take over them]], soon they'll be seen making {{Nightmare Face}}s, begin with. [[ManipulativeBastard He lies,]] as revealed after his defeat - the only difference between Koko and in a short while they [[BalefulPolymorph will be forcibly turned into monsters]].
** [[spoiler: When a teenaged Anju was lost in the mountains and about to fall victim to SnowMeansDeath, Karuma herself seized her. Then she erased Anju's
his other mind slaves, who had no memories and of their time spent brainwashed her and crazy, was [[ForTheEvulz special tampering intended to drive Koko mad with guilt by keeping all the horrible memories with her]], in case she survives Zofis' defeat.
* In the manga series ''Manga/ZodiacPI'', Lili's rival, Sirius, is brainwashed
into becoming trying to kill her, her servant.friend, and her father. [[spoiler:Finally broken thanks to both ThePowerOfLove and the shock of cold water.]]



* ComicBook/BettyRoss. By ComicBook/{{MODOK}} when she was Harpy and The Leader early in her time as Red She-Hulk.
* 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.
* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' Yorick's sister Hero falls under the influence of Victoria, the man-hating cult leader of the Daughters of the Amazon, so much that she's prepared to kill her own brother, as well as shooting a young girl in the head on Victoria's order. [[spoiler:Even after Victoria is killed Hero still has her voice inside her head.]]
* An old ''World's Finest'' comic in which Franchise/{{Batman}} is brainwashed into being a sadistic warder at a prison for Franchise/{{Superman}} has him reflect that hypnotism cannot make anyone do something against their nature, before the narration explains "But this is ''super''-hypnotism, of a kind never before experienced by anyone on Earth!" (It's almost a shame that this was written in the days of simpler storytelling, as a modern telling of the story would have it revealed that Batman would certainly be a warder on Superman's prison if he thought Superman went rogue...)
* Comicbook/SupermanBatman:
** In ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' arc Darkseid brainwashes Kara and commands her to attack her cousin.
** In issue #77, Scarecrow's fear toxin makes Kara believe that Robin is her parents' killer Reactron and attack him.
* ''Comicbook/{{Justice}}'': Most of the Second Generation of heroes -Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, Comicbook/{{Robin}}, Comicbook/WonderGirl, Aqualad, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel...- were mind-controlled by the Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}'s worms and forced to fight the Justice League.
* The brainwave scanner in the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' comic was a feared--and painful--method of brainwashing. It could eventually be broken by a strong-willed individual, and if one was a master of the "Arashikage mind-set" one could free others as well.
* After massive reader backlash, this explanation was used as a hasty AuthorsSavingThrow to explain the massive FaceHeelTurn of ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2000}} (Cassandra Cain).

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* ComicBook/BettyRoss. By ComicBook/{{MODOK}} when she was Harpy and The Leader early in her time as Red She-Hulk.
* 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.
* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' Yorick's sister Hero falls under the influence of Victoria, the man-hating cult leader of the Daughters of the Amazon, so much that she's prepared to kill her own brother, as well as shooting a young girl in the head on Victoria's order. [[spoiler:Even after Victoria is killed Hero still has her voice inside her head.]]
* An old ''World's Finest'' comic in which Franchise/{{Batman}} is brainwashed into being a sadistic warder at a prison for Franchise/{{Superman}} has him reflect that hypnotism cannot make anyone do something against their nature, before the narration explains "But this is ''super''-hypnotism, of a kind never before experienced by anyone on Earth!" (It's almost a shame that this was written in the days of simpler storytelling, as a modern telling of the story would have it revealed that Batman would certainly be a warder on Superman's prison if he thought Superman went rogue...)
* Comicbook/SupermanBatman:
** In ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' arc Darkseid brainwashes Kara and commands her to attack her cousin.
** In issue #77, Scarecrow's fear toxin makes Kara believe that Robin is her parents' killer Reactron and attack him.
* ''Comicbook/{{Justice}}'': Most of the Second Generation of heroes -Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, Comicbook/{{Robin}}, Comicbook/WonderGirl, Aqualad, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel...- were mind-controlled by the Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}'s worms and forced to fight the Justice League.
* The brainwave scanner in the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' comic was a feared--and painful--method of brainwashing. It could eventually be broken by a strong-willed individual, and if one was a master of the "Arashikage mind-set" one could free others as well.
* After massive reader backlash, this explanation was used as a hasty AuthorsSavingThrow to explain the massive FaceHeelTurn of ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2000}} (Cassandra Cain).
!! ''Franchise/TheDCU'':



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** An old ''World's Finest'' comic in which Batman is brainwashed into being a sadistic warder at a prison for Franchise/{{Superman}} has him reflect that hypnotism cannot make anyone do something against their nature, before the narration explains "But this is ''super''-hypnotism, of a kind never before experienced by anyone on Earth!" (It's almost a shame that this was written in the days of simpler storytelling, as a modern telling of the story would have it revealed that Batman would certainly be a warder on Superman's prison if he thought Superman went rogue...)
** In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', Damian "Robin" Wayne finds himself facing...[[spoiler:his father Batman?! Ultimately subverted: it's a martial-arts master in costume who fell behind on a debt to Joker.]] However, Joker ''does'' come dangerously close to pulling this on [[spoiler:the entire Batfamily.]]
** After massive reader backlash, this explanation was used as a hasty AuthorsSavingThrow to explain the massive FaceHeelTurn of [[{{ComicBook/Batgirl}} Cassandra Cain]].
** In ''ComicBook/{{Gothtopia}}'', The Scarecrow has all of Gotham in a gas-induced hallucination, making them think everything is wonderful while attacking anyone who thinks otherwise. This includes the heroes, they eventually break free of the hallucinations and try to figure out what's going on.
** 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.
* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' Vol 2, the Riddler did ''something'' to [[spoiler:Sue Dibny]] to convince her that she's in love with him and to attempt to blow up the Six.
* Comicbook/SupermanBatman:
** In ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' arc Darkseid brainwashes Kara and commands her to attack her cousin.
** In issue #77, Scarecrow's fear toxin makes Kara believe that Robin is her parents' killer Reactron and attack him.
* ''Comicbook/{{Justice}}'': Most of the Second Generation of heroes -Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, Comicbook/{{Robin}}, Comicbook/WonderGirl, Aqualad, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel...- were mind-controlled by the Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}'s worms and forced to fight the Justice League.



* Mr. Negative, a new Marvel villain on the block since ''Brand New Day'', has this of a superpower to do to other people. [[MeaningfulName Inverting their colour scheme]], and having them proclaim glory for Mr. Negative while beating the tar out of others they're sent after.
* Comicbook/{{Superboy}} gets a heavy case of this in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', courtesy of his genetic progenitor Lex Luthor. Highlights include shaving his head, cutting an 'L' into his T-shirt, and kicking the shit out of the entire team.
* One storyline in ''ComicBook/XFactor'' concerned a villain using brainwashed and crazy assassins to kill targets -- including a woman's own mother, [[spoiler: Monet]], and [[spoiler: Shatterstar]].
* Comicbook/LadyBlackhawk was brainwashed by Killer Shark into becoming the villainous Queen Killer Shark in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and it was even hinted that [[spoiler: she had a sexual relationship with Killer Shark when she was brainwashed.]]

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* Mr. Negative, a new Marvel villain on the block since ''Brand New Day'', has this of a superpower to do to other people. [[MeaningfulName Inverting their colour scheme]], and having them proclaim glory for Mr. Negative while beating the tar out of others they're sent after.
*
''ComicBook/TeenTitans'':
**
Comicbook/{{Superboy}} gets a heavy case of this in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', ''Teen Titans'', courtesy of his genetic progenitor Lex Luthor. Highlights include shaving his head, cutting an 'L' into his T-shirt, and kicking the shit out of the entire team.
** 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.
* One storyline in ''ComicBook/XFactor'' concerned a villain using In ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex Hex]]'', Jonah's girlfriend Stiletta was kidnapped and brainwashed into become a bloodthirsty competitor in the GladiatorGames. Jonah is later forced into the arena and crazy assassins Stiletta attempts to kill targets -- including a woman's own mother, [[spoiler: Monet]], and [[spoiler: Shatterstar]].
* Comicbook/LadyBlackhawk was brainwashed by Killer Shark into becoming the villainous Queen Killer Shark in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and it was even hinted that [[spoiler: she had a sexual relationship with Killer Shark when she was brainwashed.]]
him.
!! ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':



* ComicBook/BettyRoss. By ComicBook/{{MODOK}} when she was Harpy and The Leader early in her time as Red She-Hulk.



* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''
** In the ''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).
** And earlier, during the "Enerjak Reborn" arc, Knuckles was brainwashed by [[MadScientist Dr. Finitevus]] into absorbing the Master Emerald's power and becoming the new [[PhysicalGod Enerjak]]. It took his father's HeroicSacrifice to snap him out of it.
* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': Along with [[spoiler:receiving a new pair of legs, Pronto]] is conditioned to attack his closest friends, and to love the idea.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''
**
In the ''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).
** And earlier, during the "Enerjak Reborn" arc, Knuckles was
''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'', {{Deadpool}} is brainwashed by [[MadScientist Dr. Finitevus]] into absorbing the Master Emerald's power 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 becoming 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.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** The reporter Ned Leeds once is captured by Hobgoblin (the original, Robert Kingsley) that brainwashes him making believe him to be Hobglobin, deciding it would be better to have a scapegoat in case he is unmasked. Ned's regular brainwashings by Kingsley cause his marriage and professional relationships to fall apart. Only years after Ned's death, his name is cleared.
** Mr. Negative, a
new [[PhysicalGod Enerjak]]. It took his father's HeroicSacrifice Spidey's villain on the block since ''Brand New Day'', has this of a superpower to snap him do to other people. [[MeaningfulName Inverting their colour scheme]], and having them proclaim glory for Mr. Negative while beating the tar out of it.
* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': Along with [[spoiler:receiving a new pair of legs, Pronto]] is conditioned to attack his closest friends, and to love the idea.
others they're sent after.



* In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', Damian "Robin" Wayne finds himself facing...[[spoiler:his father Batman?! Ultimately subverted: it's a martial-arts master in costume who fell behind on a debt to Joker.]] However, Joker ''does'' come dangerously close to pulling this on [[spoiler:the entire Batfamily.]]
* In ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex Hex]]'', Jonah's girlfriend Stiletta was kidnapped and brainwashed into become a bloodthirsty competitor in the GladiatorGames. Jonah is later forced into the arena and Stiletta attempts to kill him.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Gothtopia}}'', The Scarecrow has all of Gotham in a gas-induced hallucination, making them think everything is wonderful while attacking anyone who thinks otherwise. This includes the heroes, they eventually break free of the hallucinations and try to figure out what's going on.
* Pick pretty much ''anyone'' hijacked by ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} to serve as one of his Horsemen. Even after they're rescued and deprogrammed, the former Horsemen suffer lingering emotional and physical effects, particularly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone over the things they were made to do while under Apocalypse's control]].
* One of the scariest and most effective instances of this trope occurred when Hydra and the Hand teamed up under 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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* In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', Damian "Robin" Wayne finds himself facing...[[spoiler:his father Batman?! Ultimately subverted: it's a martial-arts master ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** One storyline
in costume who fell behind on ''ComicBook/XFactor'' concerned a debt to Joker.]] However, Joker ''does'' come dangerously close to pulling this on [[spoiler:the entire Batfamily.]]
* In ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex Hex]]'', Jonah's girlfriend Stiletta was kidnapped and
villain using brainwashed into become a bloodthirsty competitor in the GladiatorGames. Jonah is later forced into the arena and Stiletta attempts crazy assassins to kill him.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Gothtopia}}'', The Scarecrow has all of Gotham in
targets -- including a gas-induced hallucination, making them think everything is wonderful while attacking anyone who thinks otherwise. This includes the heroes, they eventually break free of the hallucinations woman's own mother, [[spoiler: Monet]], and try to figure out what's going on.
*
[[spoiler: Shatterstar]].
**
Pick pretty much ''anyone'' hijacked by ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} to serve as one of his Horsemen. Even after they're rescued and deprogrammed, the former Horsemen suffer lingering emotional and physical effects, particularly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone over the things they were made to do while under Apocalypse's control]].
* One of the scariest and most effective instances of this trope occurred when Hydra and the Hand teamed up under the Gorgon to target and kill low-powered but highly-skilled heroes, then resurrect them as Hand assassins. Their first target was ''Wolverine'', ''ComicBook/{{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.



* 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.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[spoiler:Violine's father]] is hypnotized into killing Violine.
* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' Vol 2, the Riddler did ''something'' to [[spoiler:Sue Dibny]] to convince her that she's in love with him and to attempt to blow up the Six.

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!!Other
* Jean-Paul Valley has what ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': Along with [[spoiler:receiving a new pair of legs, Pronto]] is known as conditioned to attack his closest friends, and to love the idea.
* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''
** In the ''Sonic
The System, a deep brainwashing program used 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 Order of St. Dumas for those chosen 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 their Avenging Angel, ComicBook/{{Azrael}}. The trance is ''usually'' activated when brainwashed for a while).
** And earlier, during
the person dons the Azrael costume, turning them "Enerjak Reborn" arc, Knuckles was brainwashed by [[MadScientist Dr. Finitevus]] into an efficient, though very brutal, assassin. However, when Jean-Paul [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} absorbing the Master Emerald's power and becoming the new [[PhysicalGod Enerjak]]. It took over for Bruce Wayne]], his first supervillain encounter happened father's HeroicSacrifice to be the Scarecrow. When he got nailed by Crane's Fear Gas-coated barbs, the System kicked in to get snap 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 out of it.
* The brainwave scanner
in the death ''Franchise/GIJoe'' comic was a feared--and painful--method of Abattoir brainwashing. It could eventually be broken by a strong-willed individual, and Bruce Wayne needing to come back in order to fix things.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[spoiler:Violine's father]] is hypnotized into killing Violine.
* In ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' Vol 2,
if one was a master of the Riddler did ''something'' to [[spoiler:Sue Dibny]] to convince her that she's in love with him and to attempt to blow up the Six. "Arashikage mind-set" one could free others as well.



* 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.

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* Originally Terra from ''[[ComicBook/TeenTitans The New Teen Titans]]'' arc "The Judas Contract" Comicbook/LadyBlackhawk was a pure example of an unapologetically evil brainwashed by Killer Shark into becoming the villainous Queen Killer Shark in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} and antagonistic [[TheMole mole]]. A flashback from a 2000s comic decided to give her some more backstory and {{retcon}}ned it so was even hinted that ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} [[spoiler: she had injected Terra a sexual relationship with drugs to make her psychopathic, Killer Shark when she was brainwashed.]]
* In ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', [[spoiler:Violine's father]] is hypnotized into killing Violine.
* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' Yorick's sister Hero falls under the influence of Victoria, the man-hating cult leader of the Daughters of the Amazon, so
much like he later did with his daughter Ravager.that she's prepared to kill her own brother, as well as shooting a young girl in the head on Victoria's order. [[spoiler:Even after Victoria is killed Hero still has her voice inside her head.]]
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Darkseid brainwashes Kara and commands her to attack her cousin.
** In ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman #77'', Scarecrow's fear toxin makes Kara believe that Robin is her parents' killer Reactron and attack him.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
Comicbook/SupermanBatman:
** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' arc Darkseid brainwashes Kara and commands her to attack her cousin.
** In ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman #77'', issue #77, Scarecrow's fear toxin makes Kara believe that Robin is her parents' killer Reactron and attack him.
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** In general, the humanoid and some of the animal enemies in the ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}} series are suffering this, leading them to attack the party. Once defeated, they "turn back to normal" or "regain all senses."

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** In general, the humanoid and some of the animal enemies in the ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}} ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}}'' series are suffering this, leading them to attack the party. Once defeated, they "turn back to normal" or "regain all senses."
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** In general, the humanoid and some of the animal enemies in the ''Videogame/{{MOTHER}} series are suffering this, leading them to attack the party. Once defeated, they "turn back to normal" or "regain all senses."
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**Unfortunately played straight in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when a brainwashed Ringo throws John off the mesa.
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