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26th Dec '17 10:37:31 PM StrixObscuro
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* In the ''Literature/LordDarcy'' story "A Case Of Identity", one suspect is exonerated specifically ''because'' he's a homicidal psychopath, but one whose inborn tendency to ruthlessness has been rigidly suppressed via a ''{{geas}}'' imposed for his own and others' safety. The ''{{geas}}'' restricts him from using force against others [[spoiler: unless ordered to do so by his handler in espionage]], and also bars him from ever knowingly giving offense to others who might attack ''him'', since he can't fight back. As the ''{{geas}}'' was applied by a skilled Healer from a SaintlyChurch whose expertise is respected, and its subject doesn't comprehend right or wrong enough to raise a moral objection himself, everyone takes the ethics of this in stride.

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* In the ''Literature/LordDarcy'' story "A Case Of Identity", one suspect is exonerated specifically ''because'' he's a homicidal psychopath, but one whose inborn tendency to ruthlessness has been rigidly suppressed via a ''{{geas}}'' imposed for his own and others' safety. The ''{{geas}}'' restricts him from using force against others [[spoiler: unless [[spoiler:unless ordered to do so by his handler in espionage]], and also bars him from ever knowingly giving offense to others who might attack ''him'', since he can't fight back. As the ''{{geas}}'' was applied by a skilled Healer from a SaintlyChurch whose expertise is respected, and its subject doesn't comprehend right or wrong enough to raise a moral objection himself, everyone takes the ethics of this in stride.


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* In ''Literature/TheGapCycle'', there is a condition called "gap sickness" that afflicts certain people when they are exposed to the rigors of deep-space travel, causing them to go AxeCrazy. Because ship crews can't afford to kill off violently-insane members, the government has long authorized forcibly implanting gap-sick people with a device that gives the user complete control over the implanted person's nervous system. In the first book, Angus Thermopyle exploits this in order to give Morn Hyland a zone implant so that he can force her to be his sex slave.
18th Dec '17 7:02:01 PM Malady
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* In Literature/WhateleyAcademy story, "Razzle Dazzle", Mephisto comments on Doc Wilde's claimed "surgical process that ‘excised’ a part of the brain that could work evil" and points out that it was basically a lobotomy.

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* In Literature/WhateleyAcademy a ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' story, "Razzle Dazzle", Mephisto comments on Doc Wilde's claimed "surgical process that ‘excised’ a part of the brain that could work evil" and points out that it was basically a lobotomy.
9th Dec '17 12:44:13 PM nombretomado
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* One of the Fourth Doctor ''Magazine DoctorWhoMagazine'' strips involved the Doctor being faced with a dystopic civilisation where people are implanted with a brain chip at birth that prevents natural emotions from developing and submits them to a master control. In order to save them, he manipulates the master control to make people feel anger and hate to pump their bodies full of adrenaline, a substance poisonous to the MonsterOfTheWeek. Before leaving, he gives the citizens a new emotional profile based on his own - we see later the citizens have covered their dystopia in smiley-face graffiti, are all growing their hair out into curly mops and are running around playing music, eating jelly babies and having a very good time. (The Doctor says the civilisation will 'grow out of it', presumably as unchipped children are born... probably for the best, too.)

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* One of the Fourth Doctor ''Magazine DoctorWhoMagazine'' Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' strips involved the Doctor being faced with a dystopic civilisation where people are implanted with a brain chip at birth that prevents natural emotions from developing and submits them to a master control. In order to save them, he manipulates the master control to make people feel anger and hate to pump their bodies full of adrenaline, a substance poisonous to the MonsterOfTheWeek. Before leaving, he gives the citizens a new emotional profile based on his own - we see later the citizens have covered their dystopia in smiley-face graffiti, are all growing their hair out into curly mops and are running around playing music, eating jelly babies and having a very good time. (The Doctor says the civilisation will 'grow out of it', presumably as unchipped children are born... probably for the best, too.)
28th Nov '17 8:00:21 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Misfits}}'': What Virtue Girl apparently believes she's doing with her power. It turns drug-using, sexually promiscuous young people into upstanding, straight-laced Christians.
22nd Nov '17 5:02:53 PM SeizureFerret
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** There is a [[spoiler: a world-wide plan]] of it in ''Fanfic/LinesAndWebs''

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** There is a [[spoiler: a world-wide plan]] of it in ''Fanfic/LinesAndWebs''
11th Nov '17 6:34:49 AM Gaby007
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* ''Fanfic/ReluctantHero'' has Long Feng suggesting to wipe the new Avatar's memory clean from everything about the Fire Nation except for his training in firebending. Some amongst the boy's teachers find the idea quite appealing since their pupil is very much struggling with his role, but the youth himself does not agree. Explosively so.
19th Sep '17 10:21:29 PM Peteman
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* Bob from ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' believes that because viruses are programmed to do harm, one can reprogram them into sprites and benign viruses. When presented with the possibility, Megabyte describes this as "a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate worse than deletion]]."
10th Sep '17 1:37:44 PM Aiguille
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* ''Podcast/WithinTheWires''' FalseUtopia ensures the nonviolence of its citizens in the aftermath of devastating war through a combination of {{cybernetic|seatyoursoul}}ally-enhanced repression of memories at age ten, and batteries of psychological programming. The protagonist is a patient, who, after illustrating deviant behavior, is supposedly undergoing a rehabilitative version of the latter during their stay at as an inpatient at a research hospital called the Institute.

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* ''Podcast/WithinTheWires''' FalseUtopia ensures the nonviolence of its citizens in the aftermath of devastating war through a combination of {{cybernetic|seatyoursoul}}ally-enhanced repression of memories at age ten, and batteries of psychological programming. The Season 1's protagonist is a patient, who, after illustrating deviant behavior, is supposedly undergoing a rehabilitative version of the latter during their stay at as an inpatient at a research hospital called the Institute.
22nd Aug '17 4:59:32 PM GeekProphet
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** Further subverted in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's "Coventry". The society created by those revolutionaries develops a legal system where a criminal is examined by psychiatrists to determine his motivations. If the motivations are such that the person is deemed a danger to society, they are given a choice. They can either have the psychiatrists treat them to correct their anti-social tendencies, an effective form of mental conditioning, or they can chose exile to Coventry, a section of the country walled-off behind a force field. Anybody is allowed to leave Coventry so long as they are willing to have the psychiatrists treat them.
17th Aug '17 11:37:00 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In Literature/WhateleyAcademy story, "Razzle Dazzle", Mephisto comments on Doc Wilde's claimed "surgical process that ‘excised’ a part of the brain that could work evil" and points out that it was basically a lobotomy.
--> Townsend’s eyes glittered, and his grin turned hard. “Simple. You CAN’T. It was brainwashing, plain and simple, accompanied by burning out certain bits of the brain with electric probes inserted directly into the cerebrum. Yeah, they were okay afterwards… mostly… but they got worse, mostly after people stopped paying attention. Now, while I didn’t know all of the guys that he did that to, I DID know a fair number of them. And they were drooling wrecks, who could barely eat off a plate! .... Y’know, before, they’d been pretty sharp guys. Not NICE guys, but…” Townsend tapped his temple, “…sharp enough to be a challenge to Doc Wilde. Then? One of ‘em had to work hard for an hour to tie his shoes!
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