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13th Nov '17 2:39:30 PM Narsil
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** In ''Series/JessicaJones2015,'' [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] simply has to give an instruction, and his subjects are immediately compelled to obey. Those receiving his orders ''cannot'' directly invoke ExactWords, [[spoiler: though someone else not under his control can convince a controlled individual that an order has technically been fulfilled.]]

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** In ''Series/JessicaJones2015,'' [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] simply has to give an instruction, and his subjects are immediately compelled to obey. Those receiving his orders ''cannot'' directly invoke ExactWords, [[spoiler: though they'll try to obey the command in the spirit it was given--though someone else not under his control can convince a controlled individual that an order has technically been fulfilled.]]fulfilled. [[note]]For example, he tells one character to "put a bullet in your head". Not having a loaded gun, she tries to physically force a bullet into her skull--but Jessica forces the victim's mouth open and pops a bullet in, then tells her that a bullet is now in her head, ending the compulsion.[[/note]]
12th Nov '17 8:22:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/HemlockGrove'': Roman has some sort of hypnotic effect on people, where he can order them to do anything if he says so very forcefully. It's dependent on eye contact, so someone who's familiar with his power set warns him at gunpoint not to look in her direction.
19th Oct '17 11:31:58 PM Kamiguy123
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Before he completely understood the power, he told an antagonist to go screw himself. The result was as hilarious as it was [[{{Squick}} squicky]]. He can even trigger other phenomena through the Voice. In one issue, he commands several assailants to "[[AC:Burn!]]"... and they catch fire. While never directly demonstrated, there are several indications that he'd be able to pull off Jesus-style healing like giving cripples the ability to walk (at the very least, he cured a guy of his murderous obsession by telling him to forget about it). Custer's also limited by needing to speak in the first place. Against a hitman fully aware of The Word, that had a gun already drawn and aimed, Custer only has time to say one word. [[spoiler:"Miss."]] Unfortunately for Jesse, he doesn't dare try that stunt against [[QuickDraw the Saint of Killers]].

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Before he completely understood the power, he told an antagonist to go screw himself. The result was as hilarious [[BlackComedy hilarious]] as it was [[{{Squick}} squicky]]. He can even trigger other phenomena through the Voice. In one issue, he commands several assailants to "[[AC:Burn!]]"... and they catch fire. While never directly demonstrated, there are several indications that he'd be able to pull off Jesus-style healing like giving cripples the ability to walk (at the very least, he cured a guy of his murderous obsession by telling him to forget about it). Custer's also limited by needing to speak in the first place. Against a hitman fully aware of The Word, that had a gun already drawn and aimed, Custer only has time to say one word. [[spoiler:"Miss."]] Unfortunately for Jesse, he doesn't dare try that stunt against [[QuickDraw the Saint of Killers]].
19th Oct '17 11:26:10 PM Kamiguy123
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->'''[[CompellingVoice You will give this entry more wicks.]]'''

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->'''[[CompellingVoice ->'''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle You will give this entry more wicks.]]'''
10th Oct '17 10:23:52 AM BeerBaron
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*** The Imperial races' Voice of the Emperor power calms nearby opponents. Its not entirely guaranteed, but useful in a pinch - especially at lower levels. The Nords in turn, have Battle Cry, but seeing as that's more of a general combat shout in application - it doesn't quite apply.

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*** The Imperial races' Voice of the Emperor power calms nearby opponents. Its not entirely guaranteed, but useful in a pinch - especially at lower levels. The Nords It is a skill attributed to [[GodEmperor Tiber Septim]]. This ability to pacify people is noticeably similar to the effects of several Dragon Shouts, with it theorized that the technique was originally derived from the Thu'um, modified by Septim to allow those not trained in turn, have Battle Cry, but seeing as that's more of a general combat shout in application - it doesn't quite apply.the Voice to use it.
9th Sep '17 10:56:59 PM JackG
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* ''Film/TheDarkTower2017''. The Man in Black has this as his primary power; killing people just by telling them to stop breathing, ordering two minions [[YouHaveFailedMe who have failed him to kill each other]], and compelling a child to hate her mother ForTheEvulz.
17th Jul '17 5:09:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Master is notorious for this. In the new series he artificially magnifies his abilities to the point that he [[spoiler: conquers Britain simply by running for Prime Minister and convincing everyone to vote for him.]]

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Master is notorious for this. In the new series he artificially magnifies his abilities to the point that he [[spoiler: conquers Britain simply by running for Prime Minister and convincing everyone to vote for him.]]



* Anna in ''Series/{{V 2009}}'' can do a variant of this with other Vs.
** Her goal is to make this work on humans as well.

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* Anna in ''Series/{{V 2009}}'' can do a variant of this with other Vs.
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Vs. Her goal is to make this work on humans as well.
17th Jul '17 5:09:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the episode "Becoming" of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', Oliver Knox is able to convince people that [[spoiler:they are the ones who murdered some people in the past, and so they can carry on the murder Knox wants them to commit]]. As this starts with him talking to their victims, [[spoiler:NTAC suitably cages him in an insonorized room]].

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* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'':
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In the episode "Becoming" of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', "Becoming", Oliver Knox is able to convince people that [[spoiler:they are the ones who murdered some people in the past, and so they can carry on the murder Knox wants them to commit]]. As this starts with him talking to their victims, [[spoiler:NTAC suitably cages him in an insonorized room]].
17th Jul '17 4:18:22 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Films]]
* In the movie ''Film/LovePotionNumberNine'', there was an AppliedPhlebotinum (''not'' the no. 9 potion, but the love potion no. ''8'') which gave to the one who drank it a similar ability, but in the more ''sexual/seductive'' sense (and only over people attracted to their sex, on people attracted to the opposite sex of the user it had an opposite effect). However, [[spoiler: the user of the potion lacks control: where the main male lead ends in a scene chased by mob of aroused women, the female lead puts her mark under the assumption she just likes [[CuteMute to do the "mute game"]], using HandSignals and her boyfriend as a TranslatorBuddy, well knowing that, if she were to speak in public while under the effect of the potion no. 8, she'd stir a major ruckus with a simple word]].
* The pushers in ''Film/{{Push}}'' have this power. Powerful pushers don't even have to say anything. They just look at the person, and their ''thoughts'' are obeyed.
* Played with in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''. Dracula attempts to give instructions, but has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vULYUy4buw difficulty getting people to do exactly what he wants]] and controlling multiple people at the same time.

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[[folder:Films]]
* In the movie ''Film/LovePotionNumberNine'', there was an AppliedPhlebotinum (''not'' the no. 9 potion, but the love potion no. ''8'') which gave to the one who drank it a similar ability, but in the more ''sexual/seductive'' sense (and only over people attracted to their sex, on people attracted to the opposite sex of the user it had an opposite effect). However, [[spoiler: the user of the potion lacks control: where the main male lead ends in a scene chased by mob of aroused women, the female lead puts her mark under the assumption she just likes [[CuteMute to do the "mute game"]], using HandSignals and her boyfriend as a TranslatorBuddy, well knowing that, if she were to speak in public while under the effect of the potion no. 8, she'd stir a major ruckus with a simple word]].
* The pushers in ''Film/{{Push}}'' have this power. Powerful pushers don't even have to say anything. They just look at the person, and their ''thoughts'' are obeyed.
* Played with in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''. Dracula attempts to give instructions, but has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vULYUy4buw difficulty getting people to do exactly what he wants]] and controlling multiple people at the same time.
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* Kayla's power in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', though it only works with an added touch. At the end of the film she commands Stryker first to put a gun to his chin, but stops short of [[PsychicAssistedSuicide making him shoot himself]], instead saying "Turn around. [[CruelMercy Now walk until your feet bleed]]".
* ''Film/PrettyCoolToo'': The Genie emits a noise that makes anyone who hears it obey any command they're given. It also appears that the Genie can place commands in the noise itself.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', as in the book, portrays Saruman this way. It's downplayed compared to the source (as most of it comes through narration of people's silent emotional reactions) but when you cast Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, the intent is quite evident. It's just ''hard'' to imagine that voice being disobeyed or ignored, and the extended cut of ''Return of the King'' restores the scene where he tries to cow the Rohirrim who came to demand redress for his war on them.


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* In the movie ''Film/LovePotionNumberNine'', there was an AppliedPhlebotinum (''not'' the no. 9 potion, but the love potion no. ''8'') which gave to the one who drank it a similar ability, but in the more ''sexual/seductive'' sense (and only over people attracted to their sex, on people attracted to the opposite sex of the user it had an opposite effect). However, [[spoiler: the user of the potion lacks control: where the main male lead ends in a scene chased by mob of aroused women, the female lead puts her mark under the assumption she just likes [[CuteMute to do the "mute game"]], using HandSignals and her boyfriend as a TranslatorBuddy, well knowing that, if she were to speak in public while under the effect of the potion no. 8, she'd stir a major ruckus with a simple word]].
* The pushers in ''Film/{{Push}}'' have this power. Powerful pushers don't even have to say anything. They just look at the person, and their ''thoughts'' are obeyed.
* Played with in ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt''. Dracula attempts to give instructions, but has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vULYUy4buw difficulty getting people to do exactly what he wants]] and controlling multiple people at the same time.
* Kayla's power in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', though it only works with an added touch. At the end of the film she commands Stryker first to put a gun to his chin, but stops short of [[PsychicAssistedSuicide making him shoot himself]], instead saying "Turn around. [[CruelMercy Now walk until your feet bleed]]".
* ''Film/PrettyCoolToo'': The Genie emits a noise that makes anyone who hears it obey any command they're given. It also appears that the Genie can place commands in the noise itself.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', as in the book, portrays Saruman this way. It's downplayed compared to the source (as most of it comes through narration of people's silent emotional reactions) but when you cast Creator/ChristopherLee in the role, the intent is quite evident. It's just ''hard'' to imagine that voice being disobeyed or ignored, and the extended cut of ''Return of the King'' restores the scene where he tries to cow the Rohirrim who came to demand redress for his war on them.
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17th Jul '17 4:13:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is ultimately how [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]] managed to cheat in her deal with Ariel when it became apparent that the latter and Eric would break the spell. Ursula, using the voice that she took from Ariel earlier, disguised herself as Vanessa and then used her voice to brainwash Eric.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': This is ultimately how [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]] Ursula managed to cheat in her deal with Ariel when it became apparent that the latter and Eric would break the spell. Ursula, using the voice that she took from Ariel earlier, disguised herself as Vanessa and then used her voice to brainwash Eric.
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