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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.
10th May '16 4:07:12 PM TinMan
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** The entire changeling race as personified by the Female Changeling. They are absolutely obsessed with controlling every other race because they see it as the best way to protect themselves.
3rd May '16 3:01:29 PM IdeaMaster
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* Hermia's father Egeus in ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}'' is all over this. Even after his daughter refused to marry Demetrius, the man '''[[ArrangedMarriage he chose for her]]''', he had Theseus '''[[Blackmail threaten to execute her if she doesn't]]'''.

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* Hermia's father Egeus in ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}'' ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}}'' is all over this. Even after his daughter refused to marry Demetrius, the man '''[[ArrangedMarriage ''[[ArrangedMarriage he chose for her]]''', her]]'', he had Theseus '''[[Blackmail ''[[Blackmail threaten to execute her if she doesn't]]'''.doesn't]]''.
3rd May '16 2:58:55 PM IdeaMaster
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* Hermia's father Egeus in ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}'' is all over this. Even after his daughter refused to marry Demetrius, the man '''[[ArrangedMarriage he chose for her]]''', he had Theseus '''[[Blackmail threaten to execute her if she doesn't]]'''.
2nd Apr '16 10:29:36 PM GrammarNavi
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* EverybodyLovesRaymond: Debra and Marie are both this trope. Marie has been pulling this on the whole family for decades, using guilt to get everyone to go along with her wishes. Debra is also this trope, wanting Ray to be completely under her control, telling him when he's "allowed" to relax or spend time with his friends, beating him and emotionally tormenting him when she doesn't get her way. Arguably, a large amount of the conflict between Marie and Debra could be chalked up to the fact that they're both control freaks with competing agendas: each wants complete, uncontested control of Ray for herself, and since they can't both have this, they end up fighting, while poor Ray ends up living a miserable existence between the two of them.

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* EverybodyLovesRaymond: ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Debra and Marie are both this trope. Marie has been pulling this on the whole family for decades, using guilt to get everyone to go along with her wishes. Debra is also this trope, wanting Ray to be completely under her control, telling him when he's "allowed" to relax or spend time with his friends, beating him and emotionally tormenting him when she doesn't get her way. Arguably, a large amount of the conflict between Marie and Debra could be chalked up to the fact that they're both control freaks with competing agendas: each wants complete, uncontested control of Ray for herself, and since they can't both have this, they end up fighting, while poor Ray ends up living a miserable existence between the two of them.
27th Mar '16 9:28:02 AM nombretomado
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* Monica Geller, ''{{Friends}}''.

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* Monica Geller, ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''.



* Barney Fife, ''TheAndyGriffithShow''

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* Barney Fife, ''TheAndyGriffithShow''''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''
23rd Mar '16 10:08:05 AM Willbyr
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* Chiri of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', who, like everyone else in the show, is [[RefugeInAudacity an extreme exaggeration]]. Even her CrossPoppingVeins appear neatly and symmetrically.

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* Chiri of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', who, like everyone else in the show, is [[RefugeInAudacity an extreme exaggeration]]. Even her CrossPoppingVeins appear neatly and symmetrically.



* In Sherry Belmont's [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] from ''ZatchBell'', her mother is shown to be one of these, dictating pretty much how she lived her life, putting her through TrainingFromHell, and coming inches from sending her over the DespairEventHorizon.

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* In Sherry Belmont's [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] from ''ZatchBell'', ''Manga/ZatchBell'', her mother is shown to be one of these, dictating pretty much how she lived her life, putting her through TrainingFromHell, and coming inches from sending her over the DespairEventHorizon.



* Sally Acorn had shades of this in the earlier more comical issues of ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog (and it's animated counterpart), usually butting heads with the reckless and free spirited Sonic as a result. This was diluted as the stories matured, the rare occasion she delves back in this trope are more PlayedForDrama.

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* Sally Acorn had shades of this in the earlier more comical issues of ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' (and it's animated counterpart), usually butting heads with the reckless and free spirited Sonic as a result. This was diluted as the stories matured, the rare occasion she delves back in this trope are more PlayedForDrama.
22nd Mar '16 9:53:52 PM TheWanderer
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* This is explored with one of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]] in ''Series/BurnNotice''. Timo is an extremely skilled thief specializing in banks, armored cars and other places with a vault, and he's so secretive with his plans that Michael finds it impossible to disrupt them ahead of time, and winds up with Timo holding a gun to his face more than once during the episode for asking basic questions. On the other hand, when Michael makes the job go bad, all he has to make the gang turn on Timo is cause Timo to be late to the gang's rendezvous (thanks to a simple flat tire) and plant an explosive nearby. The explosive could come from anywhere, but the idea that Timo's meticulous plans would somehow go wrong ''and'' that Timo would be late is so unfathomable that the entire crew jumps to the conclusion that Timo must have decided to kill them to keep all the money for himself.

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* This is explored with one of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]] in ''Series/BurnNotice''. Timo is an extremely skilled thief specializing in banks, armored cars and other places with a vault, and he's so secretive with his plans that Michael finds it impossible to disrupt them ahead of time, and winds up with Timo holding a gun to his face more than once during the episode for asking basic questions. On the other hand, when Michael makes the job go bad, all he has to do to make the gang turn on Timo is cause Timo to be late to the gang's rendezvous (thanks to a simple flat tire) and plant an explosive nearby. The explosive could come from anywhere, but the idea that Timo's meticulous plans would somehow go wrong ''and'' that Timo would be late is so unfathomable that the entire crew jumps to the conclusion that Timo must have decided to kill them to keep all the money for himself.
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