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8th Dec '16 2:26:11 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Sovereign's Will [[spoiler:is a variation of Conqueror's Haki that Vivi unlocks. Everyone who hears it is forced to follow her orders, no questions asked.]]
23rd Nov '16 9:04:18 PM Fireblood
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** In episode "Pusher", Robert Patrick Modell nicknamed "Pusher" was a hitman whose voice could make people do anything, including kill themselves. He could even control things you normally couldn't even if you wanted to - if he tells you your heart is stopping, it will stop.

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** In the episode "Pusher", Robert Patrick Modell Modell, nicknamed "Pusher" "Pusher", was a hitman whose voice could make people do anything, including kill themselves. He could even control things you normally couldn't even if you wanted to - if he tells you your heart is stopping, it will stop.



* ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'' has two applications of this trope: Daphne develops this to go along with her Telepathy, while the Watcher has this along with Telekinesis. Daphne has only used it to influence decisions; Watcher forces people to forget things. In both cases, the target repeats what he or she is told, but without a change in tone, leading to, for example, a mugger threatening to put his gun down and walk away, directly before doing so.

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* ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'' has two applications of this trope: Daphne develops this to go along with her Telepathy, {{telepathy}}, while the Watcher has this along with Telekinesis.{{telekinesis}}. Daphne has only used it to influence decisions; Watcher forces people to forget things. In both cases, the target repeats what he or she is told, but without a change in tone, leading to, for example, a mugger threatening to put his gun down and walk away, directly before doing so. Later Watcher even compels someone to kill himself.
23rd Nov '16 8:55:51 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TalionRevenant'': The Call, a Talion ability. It can do things like compel people to answer questions or obey orders. We're not show what limits it has, if any.
12th Nov '16 5:14:38 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', the librarians have the Language, which they mainly use to tell locks to open and the like, but also can use on humans. The effect is stronger when commanding something or someone to do something that is compatible with their nature, though - locks are made to open, so that is easy. It is implied that commanding a human being to do something that is against their morals would work rather poorly. And telling people that they have seen something which, actually, they have not seen, is an effect that will only last a hour or so, because the brain fights back.

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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', the librarians have the Language, which they mainly use to tell locks to open and the like, but also can use on humans. The effect on humans is stronger when commanding something or someone more comparable to CharmPerson, though, as it doesn't work without fail. TheFairFolk, on the other hand, seem to be able to get people to do something that is compatible with their nature, though - locks are made to open, so that is easy. It is implied that commanding a human being to do something that is pretty much everything, no matter how much against their morals would work rather poorly. And telling people that they have seen something which, actually, they have not seen, is an effect that will only last a hour or so, because the brain fights back.nature it is, by using their version of compelling voice.
12th Nov '16 5:03:42 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', the librarians have the Language, which they mainly use to tell locks to open and the like, but also can use on humans. The effect is stronger when commanding something or someone to do something that is compatible with their nature, though - locks are made to open, so that is easy. It is implied that commanding a human being to do something that is against their morals would work rather poorly. And telling people that they have seen something which, actually, they have not seen, is an effect that will only last a hour or so, because the brain fights back.
11th Nov '16 9:25:56 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* ''Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld'': It appears that Yuka Sato has to speak in order to use her power, though it's possible that this was just for effect.
2nd Nov '16 1:11:44 PM Thesegougou
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** Lelouch gains a power called Geass at the [[PowersInTheFirstEpisode start]] of the story, allowing him to give orders that can't be refused, can be fought by the victim, but after a couple of seconds they [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption will fail]] and obey the command. His power is a combination of [[HypnoticEyes sight-based]] and voice-based (eye contact allows the ability to work, commands given verbally), and only works once per person. Of course, that "one command" can just be "[[WishingForMoreWishes do what I say from now on..." but Lelocuh (initially) has too much MindOverManners for that.

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** Lelouch gains a power called Geass at the [[PowersInTheFirstEpisode start]] of the story, allowing him to give orders that can't be refused, can be fought by the victim, but after a couple of seconds they [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption will fail]] and obey the command. His power is a combination of [[HypnoticEyes sight-based]] and voice-based (eye contact allows the ability to work, commands given verbally), and only works once per person. Of course, that "one command" can just be "[[WishingForMoreWishes do what I say from now on..." ]]" but Lelocuh (initially) has too much MindOverManners for that.
29th Oct '16 9:19:41 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGoonShow'' episode "Six Charlies in Search of an Author", whoever has the typewriter can force the other characters to do whatever that person types - but he has to read it aloud because it's radio, so...

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* In ''TheGoonShow'' ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' episode "Six Charlies in Search of an Author", whoever has the typewriter can force the other characters to do whatever that person types - but he has to read it aloud because it's radio, so...
26th Oct '16 12:51:38 PM ultimomant
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** The BigBad of season 1 of "Agent Carter", [[spoiler: Dr. Johann Fennhoff aka Dr. Faustus, uses a form of this through his skills in hypnosis.]]

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** The BigBad of season 1 of "Agent Carter", ''Series/AgentCarter'', [[spoiler: Dr. Johann Fennhoff aka Dr. Faustus, uses a form of this through his skills in hypnosis.]]
19th Oct '16 11:22:18 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Lelouch gains a power called Geass at the [[PowersInTheFirstEpisode start]] of the story, allowing him to give orders that can't be refused, can be fought by the victim, but after a couple of seconds they [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption will fail]] and obey the command. His power is a combination of [[HypnoticEyes sight-based]] and voice-based (eye contact allows the ability to work, commands given verbally), and only works once per person.
*** Of course, that "one command" can just be "do what I say from now on..."

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** Lelouch gains a power called Geass at the [[PowersInTheFirstEpisode start]] of the story, allowing him to give orders that can't be refused, can be fought by the victim, but after a couple of seconds they [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption will fail]] and obey the command. His power is a combination of [[HypnoticEyes sight-based]] and voice-based (eye contact allows the ability to work, commands given verbally), and only works once per person.
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person. Of course, that "one command" can just be "do "[[WishingForMoreWishes do what I say from now on..."" but Lelocuh (initially) has too much MindOverManners for that.



* Used to great effect in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. The BigBad of the story, Akito, has this because he has a potent [[PowersViaPossession God spirit]] inside him. His voice has a terrifying influence over the other possessed Sohmas and they have to do everything he says. These powers don't work on anyone else and to them he sounds like a spoiled child.
** Though it's probably more that they really want to please him than that they're compelled to obey, since towards the end of the series some of the Zodiacs openly defy direct orders from him. [[spoiler: And there's also the fact that Akito is a woman raised as a man, and few aside of the older possessed Sohmas know it -- by the time she reveals it willingly, she has few to none of this power left.]]

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* Used to great effect in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. The BigBad of the story, Akito, has this because he has a potent [[PowersViaPossession God spirit]] inside him. His voice has a terrifying influence over the other possessed Sohmas and they have to do everything he says. These powers don't work on anyone else and to them he sounds like a spoiled child.
** Though it's probably more that they really want to please him than that they're compelled to obey, since towards the end of the series some
child. Some of the Zodiacs openly defy direct orders from him. [[spoiler: And there's also him but only after the fact that Akito is a woman raised as a man, and few aside of the older possessed Sohmas know it -- by the time she reveals it willingly, she has few to none of this power left.]]curse starts weakening.



* Creator/IsaacAsimov's [[ThreeLawsCompliant Second Law of Robotics]] is effectively this trope with regards to all human orders given to robots. Most clearly illustrated in the short story ''[[Literature/IRobot Little Lost Robot]]'' where a flippant remark to "Get Lost!" sparks the story's plot, and ''Literature/BicentennialMan'' when random people on the street cause Andrew major distress by ordering him to stand on his head without ever telling him to stop. Robots only have to believe the command giver is human for this trope to be in effect; in ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' lesser robots follow R. Daneel Olivaw's orders until Lije commands him to expose his robotic nature.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's [[ThreeLawsCompliant Second Law of Robotics]] is effectively this trope with regards to all human orders given to robots. Most robots; " A robot must obey a human being unless this contradicts the First Law". It is most clearly illustrated in the short story ''[[Literature/IRobot Little Lost Robot]]'' where a flippant remark to "Get Lost!" sparks the story's plot, and ''Literature/BicentennialMan'' when random people on the street cause Andrew major distress by ordering him to stand on his head without ever telling him to stop. Robots only have to believe the command giver is human for this trope to be in effect; in ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' lesser robots follow R. Daneel Olivaw's orders until Lije commands him to expose his robotic nature.



* A ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' example: Gaspode threatened a gang of 'Frothing at the brain' dogs that he will use the Power on them... [[spoiler:which turns out to be "Knowing". That is, knowing how to speak Human and commanding them to SIT, which they all do, even in mid-air.]]
** He's also able to manipulate humans, since almost no-one will believe they heard a dog talk to them, and they assume it's their own thoughts.[[note]]How about a saucer of beer for the little doggie?[[/note]]

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* A ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' example: ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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Gaspode threatened a gang of 'Frothing at the brain' dogs that he will use the Power on them... [[spoiler:which turns out to be "Knowing". That is, knowing how to speak Human and commanding them to SIT, which they all do, even in mid-air.]]
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]] He's also able to manipulate humans, since almost no-one will believe they heard a dog talk to them, and they assume it's their own thoughts.[[note]]How about a saucer of beer for the little doggie?[[/note]]



** The latter is also true of Carrot - possibly due to his royal blood. Any direct orders or requests by him are almost invariably obeyed, even by his nominal social superiors. Sergeant Colon refers to this as "Krisma", ie "Charisma", which Carrot has in spades; in fact, he's one of the few examples with this skill ''and'' CharmPerson, normally preferring to use the latter because he's [[LawfulGood that kind of guy.]]
** Sam Vimes appears to have picked up a few skill points in this as well, at least as of ''Discworld/NightWatch''.
** In a similar vein to Vimes, Havelock Vetinari. Although his orders ''could'' be disobeyed, most people are so scared of him they just instantly follow his commands. Of course, he is usually very smart about his orders and the people he's giving them. There is no magic involved, just psychology and the fact that he scares the crap out of everyone (with a few exceptions).

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** The latter is also true of Carrot - Carrot, possibly due to his [[RoyaltySuperPower royal blood.blood]], can also order anyone around. Any direct orders or requests by him are almost invariably obeyed, even by his nominal social superiors. Sergeant Colon refers to this as "Krisma", ie "Charisma", which Carrot has in spades; in fact, he's one of the few examples with this skill ''and'' CharmPerson, normally preferring to use the latter because he's [[LawfulGood that kind of guy.]]
** Sam Vimes appears to have picked up a few skill points in this as well, at least as of ''Discworld/NightWatch''.
** In a similar vein to Vimes, Havelock Vetinari. Although his orders ''could'' be disobeyed, most people are so scared of him they just instantly follow his commands. Of course, he is usually very smart about his orders and the people he's giving them. There is no magic involved, just psychology and the fact that he scares the crap out of everyone (with a few exceptions).
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': The supernatural ability to make anyone obey spoken orders is part of the standard set of ordercraft abilities. Once in the grasp of a sufficiently mighty one it is impossible to escape without outside aid [[ElementalRockPaperScissors or chaotic abilities/items]].



* Daemon from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' actually called it "The Word". Once she infected anything, even other viruses, they had no choice but to submit to her will.
** She doesn't even need to say anything. She infected all of Mainframe ''with her first step into the system''.
** Technically she didn't infect viruses, as Hexadecimal was currently a sprite. When she re-powered, she was able to fight Daemon to a standstill.

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* Daemon from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' actually called it "The Word". Once she infected anything, even other viruses, anything they had no choice but to submit to her will.
** She doesn't even need to say anything. She infected all of Mainframe ''with her first step into the system''.
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will. [[note]] Technically she didn't infect viruses, as Hexadecimal was currently a sprite. When she re-powered, she was able to fight Daemon to a standstill. [[/note]] She doesn't even need to say anything. She infected all of Mainframe ''with her first step into the system''.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has the [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Music Meister]]. And everyone just fawns.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has the [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Music Meister]]. And everyone Everyone just fawns.
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