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20th Feb '17 5:14:33 PM DecafGrub47393
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* In the Phineas and Ferb fanfic ''[[Fanfic/DecafGrub47393sPhineasAndFerbVerse Inator Anniversary Contest]]'', Isabella and Phineas get hit with the Depressinator, which causes this effect, and only lasts a day.
26th Jan '17 7:24:43 PM PaulA
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* This is [[Literature/{{Foundation}} The Mule's]] favorite weapon. Used broadly, it makes enemy armies surrender. Used narrowly, it is the most horrible death possible. He can produce other emotions too, such as loyalty and confidence for his own servants.

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* ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: This is [[Literature/{{Foundation}} The Mule's]] Mule's favorite weapon. Used broadly, it makes enemy armies surrender. Used narrowly, it is the most horrible death possible. He can produce other emotions too, such as loyalty and confidence for his own servants.
30th Nov '16 8:04:33 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Literature/DreamPark'', Neutral Scent is an experimental emotion-enhancing chemical that intensifies whatever a person is already feeling. When a sample is unleashed on a group of unsuspecting Gamers, some run off in fear, others goof around, two of them pick a nasty fight, and several pair off to have sex.
26th Sep '16 4:46:32 AM Andyroid
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* The [[TheFairFolk elves]] in Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Lords and Ladies'' seem to include this in their general aura of "glamour". How could something as clunky and utterly inadequate and ''human'' as you ever hope to defeat an elf? You don't even deserve to ''exist'' next to, much less rebel against, something so perfect as an elf. The Auditors also fight like this when incorporeal, making people think that fighting them is pointless because there's nothing really there to fight.

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* The [[TheFairFolk elves]] in Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Lords and Ladies'' ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' seem to include this in their general aura of "glamour". How could something as clunky and utterly inadequate and ''human'' as you ever hope to defeat an elf? You don't even deserve to ''exist'' next to, much less rebel against, something so perfect as an elf. The Auditors also fight like this when incorporeal, making people think that fighting them is pointless because there's nothing really there to fight.



* In the second installment of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', this is how Strong Sad's fights go in the Maps & Minions portion of the game. He is able to defeat any of your units except [[TheUnintelligible Homsar]].

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* In the second installment of ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', this is how Strong Sad's fights go in the Maps & Minions portion of the game. He is able to defeat any of your units except [[TheUnintelligible Homsar]].[[TalkativeLoons Homsar]], whose nonsensical language leaves Strong Sad helplessly confused.
25th Sep '16 9:28:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Ringwraiths in ''LordOfTheRings'' are constantly surrounded by a combination of this and Despair. Hardened soldiers break and run in their presence, and it's strongly implied that [[ActionGirl Éowyn]] is only able to stand up to the Witch-King because she's been [[BrokenBird living in constant despair for years]]. She's ''used'' to it.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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The Ringwraiths in ''LordOfTheRings'' are constantly surrounded by a combination of this and Despair. Hardened soldiers break and run in their presence, and it's strongly implied that [[ActionGirl Éowyn]] is only able to stand up to the Witch-King because she's been [[BrokenBird living in constant despair for years]]. She's ''used'' to it.
25th Sep '16 9:28:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** The ArmyOfTheDead has the same effect, either because of inherent magic or just the natural reaction to seeing a huge horde of nasty ghosts. In the book it's left ambiguous whether they can actually hurt people, but they don't need to because the fear is enough. In the film, because this sort of subtlety is hard to express in a visual medium, they kill people by more direct means, but their appearance still sparks a MassOhCrap from the enemy.

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** The ArmyOfTheDead army of the dead has the same effect, either because of inherent magic or just the natural reaction to seeing a huge horde of nasty ghosts. In the book it's left ambiguous whether they can actually hurt people, but they don't need to because the fear is enough. In the film, because this sort of subtlety is hard to express in a visual medium, they kill people by more direct means, but their appearance still sparks a MassOhCrap from the enemy.
7th Sep '16 2:43:20 PM MarqFJA
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Among the ways PsychicPowers can be used in combat is to [[MindManipulation manipulate the minds of others]], stopping them from fighting you or making them [[BrainwashedAndCrazy fight for you]]. But not every psychic is strong enough for outright MindControl.

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Among the ways PsychicPowers PsychicPowers, superadvanced technology, and magic can be used in combat is to [[MindManipulation manipulate the minds of others]], stopping them from fighting you or making them [[BrainwashedAndCrazy fight for you]]. But not every psychic psychic, piece of mind-altering supertech or spell of mental magic is strong enough for outright MindControl.



The effect, which is often MoreThanMindControl, can also be accomplished in more "realistic" settings with a drug that produces or intensifies the emotion in question.

A subtrope of EmotionControl. Compare MindRape. Contrast CareBearStare, which is this but with niceness, to be used against a villain. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] AngstNuke, where a character ''blows up'' from emotion.

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The effect, which is often MoreThanMindControl, can also be accomplished in more "realistic" settings with a drug drug, {{fantastic|drug}} or otherwise, that produces or intensifies the emotion in question.

A subtrope of EmotionControl.EmotionControl, and supertrope of SupernaturalFearInducer. Compare MindRape. Contrast CareBearStare, which is this but with niceness, to be used against a villain. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] AngstNuke, where a character ''blows up'' from emotion.
31st Aug '16 5:18:29 PM Jebcubed
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Among the ways PsychicPowers can be used in combat is to [[MindManipulation manipulate the minds of others]], stopping them from fighting you or making them [[BrainwashedAndCrazy fight ]]''[[BrainwashedAndCrazy for ]]''[[BrainwashedAndCrazy you]]. But not every psychic is strong enough for outright MindControl.

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Among the ways PsychicPowers can be used in combat is to [[MindManipulation manipulate the minds of others]], stopping them from fighting you or making them [[BrainwashedAndCrazy fight ]]''[[BrainwashedAndCrazy for ]]''[[BrainwashedAndCrazy you]]. But not every psychic is strong enough for outright MindControl.
30th Aug '16 12:56:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* The "gay bomb" is referenced on ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', when Jack Donaghy ''uses it on the Joint Chiefs of Staff'' in order to get fired and return to GE.

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* The "gay bomb" is referenced on ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', ''Series/ThirtyRock'', when Jack Donaghy ''uses it on the Joint Chiefs of Staff'' in order to get fired and return to GE.
30th Aug '16 12:56:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Harry Turtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' series, the female aliens go into heat when exposed to ginger (and their pheromones drive nearby males into a mating frenzy). So the clever earthlings use ginger bombs.

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* In Harry Turtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, the female aliens go into heat when exposed to ginger (and their pheromones drive nearby males into a mating frenzy). So the clever earthlings use ginger bombs.
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