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15th Aug '16 3:08:17 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', the Party are an extreme variant of control freak, and nowhere is this more evident than in the concept of {{Thoughtcrime}} -- they have made even ''thinking'' against the government a crime.

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* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', the Party are an extreme variant of control freak, freaks, and nowhere is this more evident than in the concept of {{Thoughtcrime}} -- they have made even ''thinking'' against the government a crime.
15th Aug '16 3:06:25 AM Dravencour
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* Read about any totalitarian dictator or authoritarian ruler in history and you're likely to get this.

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* Read about any totalitarian dictator or Totalitarian dictators and authoritarian ruler rulers in history general are control freaks by nature. Nothing angers them worse than people who won't go along with whatever they want them to do, which is why SecretPolice and you're likely to get this. other systems are frequently put in place.
4th Aug '16 8:58:31 PM Lullaby22
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* Kim Kaswell on ''Series/DropDeadDiva'': According to Fred, she's more of a control freak than his last boss. Take note: Fred is an angel; his last boss was ''God''.
30th Jul '16 12:16:23 PM Alia_of
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** Even after the Beatles broke up. When Music/TheBeatles version of ''Twist and Shout" became a hit again after being in the movie ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' [=McCartney=] was upset because a marching band in the movie was playing horns on it. Never mind the original Isley Brothers version actually did have horns on it!

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** Even after the Beatles broke up. When Music/TheBeatles version of ''Twist and Shout" Shout'' became a hit again after being in the movie ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' [=McCartney=] was upset because a marching band in the movie was playing horns on it. Never mind the original Isley Brothers version actually did have horns on it!
19th Jul '16 8:38:04 AM Alia_of
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* [[TheProtagonist Troll prince Tristan]] from ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy''. He is so single-mindedly devoted to his one cause (overthrowing his father and improving the life of his subjects) that he wants to control everything: those around him (and he has [[IKnowYourTrueName magical means]] to do it), his speech and facial expressions, even his feelings for his wife. He gets called upon it. Several times.
12th Jul '16 6:41:51 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'' [[spoiler:Yuno]] had a [[AbusiveParents control-freak mother]] who measured everything she did from how many hours she got to sleep to how many calories she had a day. She also kept her in a cage and starved her in an effort to raise her to be a model person.

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* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'' [[spoiler:Yuno]] had a [[AbusiveParents control-freak mother]] who measured everything she did from how many hours she got to sleep to how many calories she had a day. She also kept her in a cage and starved her in an effort to raise her to be a model person. If you ever wondered why [[spoiler:Yuno]] is so utterly messed up, look no further.
29th Jun '16 6:22:20 PM Lopiny
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* Elder Elijah, the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC, ''Dead Money'', par excellence. He is a brutally pragmatic man, who thinks people are basically machines and tools to archive his ends; he tells them what to do and they go do it, and he gets increbily angry if they disobey or question him, or merely do things he did not expect them to do. He was once a bit more stable, but a disastrous tenure as Elder of a Brotherhood of Steel chapter cracked the shell off the nut. Now he aims to plunder the treasures of the lost Sierra Madre Casino: Noxious lingering gas cloud, immaterial death ray-shooting hologram soldiers, and bomb collars to ensure compliance of whoever survives.

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* Elder Elijah, the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC, ''Dead Money'', par excellence. He is a brutally pragmatic man, who thinks people are should be basically machines and tools to archive his ends; he tells them what to do and they go do it, and he gets increbily incredibly angry if they disobey or question him, or merely do things he did not expect them to do. He was once a bit more stable, but a disastrous tenure as Elder of a Brotherhood of Steel chapter cracked the shell off the nut. Now he aims to plunder the treasures of the lost Sierra Madre Casino: Noxious lingering gas cloud, cloud to wipe the Mojave clean, immaterial death ray-shooting hologram soldiers, soldiers to kill anyone that tries to intervene, and bomb collars to ensure compliance of whoever survives.
23rd Jun '16 2:29:24 AM gewunomox
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* Noel Gallagher joined {{Oasis}} on the condition of taking creative control of the group and becoming its sole songwriter. The rest of the band didn't object, though, since their own songwriting skills were limited. Noel eventually let the others write songs for the band as well.
* [[CreedenceClearwaterRevival John Fogerty]]
* [[{{Eagles}} Don Henley]] was one; this was a major force in the Eagles' 1980 breakup.
* So was [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]]. Music/TalkingHeads finally broke up when the other members had had enough.
* Lawrence Hayward of Felt. (Actually, [[IAmTheBand he was Felt]].) Among other things, he once fired a drummer for having curly hair.

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* Noel Gallagher joined {{Oasis}} Music/{{Oasis}} on the condition of taking creative control of the group and becoming its sole songwriter. The rest of the band didn't object, though, since their own songwriting skills were limited. Noel eventually let the others write songs for the band as well.
* [[CreedenceClearwaterRevival [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival John Fogerty]]
* [[{{Eagles}} [[Music/{{Eagles}} Don Henley]] was one; this was a major force in the Eagles' 1980 breakup.
* So was [[Music/TalkingHeads David Byrne]]. Music/TalkingHeads Talking Heads finally broke up when the other members had had enough.
* Lawrence Hayward of Felt.Music/{{Felt}}. (Actually, [[IAmTheBand he was Felt]].) Among other things, he once fired a drummer for having curly hair.
6th Jun '16 3:48:16 PM Yalsaris63
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder]] ([[IThoughtItMeant no, NOT Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder]]) can definitely turn a person into this, in a mentally crippling way.

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* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder]] ([[IThoughtItMeant no, NOT Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder]]) can definitely turn a person into this, in a mentally crippling way.
12th May '16 9:53:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pretty much everything the [[KnightsTemplar Templars]] have been doing since they have existed in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' is to control everyone in the world. The Assassins believe in free will and fight to stop them.

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* Pretty much everything the [[KnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] have been doing since they have existed in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' is to control everyone in the world. The Assassins believe in free will and fight to stop them.
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