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8th May '16 6:18:47 PM foxley
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* ''Good Behavior'', part of the Donald Westlake ''Dortmunder'' series, involves the group of criminals having top rescue a young nun from the deprogramming efforts of her corporation-owning father.

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* ''Good Behavior'', part of the Donald Westlake ''Dortmunder'' ''Literature/{{Dortmunder}}'' series, involves the group of criminals having top rescue a young nun from the deprogramming efforts of her corporation-owning father.
29th Mar '16 8:46:36 AM AtticusOmundson
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->'''Jay:''' The deneuralyzer. In a few moments, transverse magneto energy will surge through your brain, unlocking information hidden deep and dormant that could hold the key to Earth's very survival.
->'''Kay:''' Oh, okay. What's the thing?
->'''Jay:''' ...The deneuralyzer.
-->-- ''Film/MenInBlackII''



* Happens in practically every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Almost never will any of the girls actually being strong-willed enough to be able to snap out of whatever brainwashing has been done to them without outside assistance. WOOHP really needs to step up their mental training exams.

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* Happens in practically every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Almost never will any of the girls actually being strong-willed enough to be able to snap out of whatever brainwashing has been done to them without outside assistance. WOOHP really needs to step up their mental training exams.exercises.
29th Mar '16 8:34:00 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Happens in practically every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Almost never will any of the girls actually being strong-willed enough to be able to snap out of whatever brainwashing has been done to them without outside assistance. WOOHP really needs to step up their mental training exams.
6th Mar '15 5:25:11 PM DSample
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* ''Series/LouGrant'': One episode had editor Charlie Hume's son join the Hare Krishnas. Charlie hired some deprogrammers to kidnap the son, and deprogram him. On witnessing how harsh their techniques were, in the end Charlie decides his son is better off with the Krishnas.
8th Dec '14 9:55:58 AM 1810072342
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Not related to BrainBleach.

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Compare DefusingTheTykeBomb. Not related to BrainBleach.
21st Nov '14 3:50:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* One especially heartbreaking episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', "The Deprogrammers", has a scientist and his assistant deprogram the personal servant of an alien from a race that has conquered the Earth in order to assassinate him. It ends with [[spoiler:The CruelTwistEnding that the assassination was orchestrated by a rival of the alien's same species, and both the servant and his wife will now be ''re''programmed.]]

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* One especially heartbreaking episode of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', "The Deprogrammers", has a scientist and his assistant deprogram the personal servant of an alien from a race that has conquered the Earth in order to assassinate him. It ends with [[spoiler:The CruelTwistEnding Cruel Twist Ending that the assassination was orchestrated by a rival of the alien's same species, and both the servant and his wife will now be ''re''programmed.]]
25th Aug '14 10:50:25 AM MitchellTF
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Prolecto Prolecto]] has a device which functions like this. When used on an Azazel infectee, they are instantly returned to normal. Unfortunately, it can only be used by fitting a gas mask to the subject, so it's rather hard to use in battle.
18th Apr '14 7:40:59 AM TrustBen
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* ''Ticket to Heaven'' shows the entire arc of cult membership, from a young man first falling under their influence despite his skepticism to his deprogramming by a necessarily GoodIsNotNice expert.
* In the Australian film ''Holy Smoke!'' the family of young seeker Ruth believes she's been brainwashed by a cult and bring in ace deprogrammer PJ Travers to get her out of it. Things get complicated quickly, largely because PJ is a man and Ruth is played by Creator/KateWinslet in the most nudity-dense stage of her career.
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4th Mar '14 4:50:51 PM zarpaulus
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** In another episode the team infiltrated a cult on earth run by Set, who brainwashed his followers by infecting them with a microbe that was very vulnerable to electrical shocks, all they had to do to deprogram the cultists was shock them. And it was implied to have been what Apophis used on Teal'c's son.
20th Dec '13 8:19:17 PM nombretomado
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* Played subtly through illustrated metaphors in the second half of ''ACruelGodReigns''. Ian tries (often in vain) to help Jeremy to recover from the trauma of sexual abuse received from their father/step-father. Using group counseling, several vacations, housing and schooling changes, LoveRedeems, IntimatePsychotherapy, and showing Jeremy those {{Embarrassing Old Photo}}s, Ian attempts to guide Jeremy out of the metaphorical "forest" that separates him from "gardens" life has to offer and to help him feel emotions as he did before the abuse. In one poignant scene, [[spoiler:Ian catches the "pieces" of Jeremy as the latter is recounting all of the incidents he was raped, and reassembles them, realizing that Jeremy is still missing the center "heart" piece that he needs to be whole. The scene comes back to reality with Ian placing the final piece into Jeremy's chest (against the latter's wishes) and Jeremy sobbing into Ian's shoulder as he acknowledges that choosing to feel is painful.]]

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* Played subtly through illustrated metaphors in the second half of ''ACruelGodReigns''.''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. Ian tries (often in vain) to help Jeremy to recover from the trauma of sexual abuse received from their father/step-father. Using group counseling, several vacations, housing and schooling changes, LoveRedeems, IntimatePsychotherapy, and showing Jeremy those {{Embarrassing Old Photo}}s, Ian attempts to guide Jeremy out of the metaphorical "forest" that separates him from "gardens" life has to offer and to help him feel emotions as he did before the abuse. In one poignant scene, [[spoiler:Ian catches the "pieces" of Jeremy as the latter is recounting all of the incidents he was raped, and reassembles them, realizing that Jeremy is still missing the center "heart" piece that he needs to be whole. The scene comes back to reality with Ian placing the final piece into Jeremy's chest (against the latter's wishes) and Jeremy sobbing into Ian's shoulder as he acknowledges that choosing to feel is painful.]]
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