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27th May '17 10:47:40 AM SpocktorWho
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** Deliberately invoking this trope is how [[spoiler:Sam takes down Lucifer, wrestling control back long enough to throw himself and lucifer into the Cage]], saving the world at the end of season five.
** Again in season 9 [[spoiler:Sam casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]]. then ends with [[spoiler:Gabriel being pinned to the ground by his neck, as Sam stands over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome

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** Deliberately invoking this trope is how [[spoiler:Sam takes down Lucifer, wrestling control back long enough to throw himself and lucifer Lucifer into the Cage]], saving the world at the end of season five.
** Castiel takes a turn in season 8, when he's been [[spoiler:programmed by Naomi to kill Dean.]] He's able to talk to her throughout, and begs her to [[spoiler:spare Dean]], but she [[spoiler:insists on Dean's death]]. Since he's fighting tooth and nail to keep from actually killing his friend, he just ends up throwing punches over and over instead of doing anything immediately lethal. [[spoiler:He finally breaks free of the control and heals Dean, apologizing.]]
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Again in season 9 [[spoiler:Sam casts Gabriel Gadreel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]]. then ends with [[spoiler:Gabriel [[spoiler:Gadreel being pinned to the ground by his neck, as Sam stands over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome


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** [[spoiler:Castiel again]] in season 11, when he's been cursed by a witch to kill pretty much anyone he sees. He has to fight for lucidity to avoid hurting people, and doesn't always succeed.
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* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': The mind-controlled Starfleet officers Khan orders to kill Kirk can't do it. In fact, one kills ''himself'' instead.
* In the often slapstick ''Film/EvilDead2'', this trope's played surprisingly straight. Ash is possessed by the evil and about to kill Annie when he spots the necklace he'd earlier given his girlfriend, still lying on the floor. That memory weakens its control enough that he hesitates and roars in inner turmoil. The camera cuts away as the roar turns into Ash's human screams and sobs, and returns to show that he's himself again.



* In the often slapstick ''Film/EvilDead2'', this trope's played surprisingly straight. Ash is possessed by the evil and about to kill Annie when he spots the necklace he'd earlier given his girlfriend, still lying on the floor. That memory weakens its control enough that he hesitates and roars in inner turmoil. The camera cuts away as the roar turns into Ash's human screams and sobs, and returns to show that he's himself again.



* ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler: Ray fights off Kylo Ren's mental probing while captive on the Starkiller. She defends her mind so well that she ends up reading his mind.]]

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* ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler: Ray ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': The mind-controlled Starfleet officers Khan orders to kill Kirk can't do it. In fact, one kills ''himself'' instead.
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VII --Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:Rey
fights off Kylo Ren's mental probing while captive on the Starkiller.Starkiller Base. She defends her mind so well that she ends up reading his mind.]]



* The Imperius Curse from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' can be resisted or completely thrown off by some characters. It also becomes an excuse that the bad guys can use to cover up their evil actions.
** This trope could also apply to Harry's fear in the fifth book that he had physically been attacking people. Similarly, [[spoiler: Ginny]] really ''was'' being controlled by Riddle in the 2nd book.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''A Hat Full of Sky'', Tiffany Aching fights this battle against the possessing Hiver, but is unable to prevent it from insulting a friend, humiliating a supercilious shop assistant and, more importantly, murdering a teaching witch. It also forces her to steal money from an old man who trusts her.
* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff Hawkmoon]]'' series, the eponymous hero is captured by the evil Granbretagnans, whose dark science is used to implant a Black jewel in his skull through which he may be controlled at a distance. Sent to infiltrate the last unconquered country in Europe and act as their spy, he seeks to find a way to overcome the posession and warn his hosts.
* In Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy novel ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'', the heroine Susan is possessed by the Brollochan, an age-old Celtic spirit of evil, and has to fight to regain possession of her own body.
* ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'' by Creator/VernorVinge plays with this with Flenser/Tyrathect battling for control and showing various outward signs of the battle. In a subversion of the usual application of this trope, EvilOverlord Flenser is the "original" personality, that tries to break to the surface and overcome "possession" by Tyrathect fragments. [[spoiler:While he thinks for a moment that he succeeded, actually they merge in the end.]]
* The plot of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} New Adventures'' initial series is composed of the bad guy's plots to make sure the evil persona implanted in Nearra wins. Until about the 4th book, the evil persona had only occasional moments of dominance, but after that she was constantly having trouble with Nearra yelling at her inside her head.
* In the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Winds]]'' trilogy by Creator/MercedesLackey, BigBad Ma'ar has been [[GrandTheftMe possessing]] the bodies of his descendants for countless thousands of years, until he gets careless in his latest incarnation. Eventually, after he [[VillainExitStageLeft miraculously escapes]] from certain death, it turns out that he's been weakened enough to allow the original owner of the body to resurface and eventually aid the heroes in destroying Ma'ar once and for all.
* In the third book of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy [[spoiler: Peeta]] deals with a fair amount of this after [[spoiler: being hijacked during his time in Capitol's imprisonment.]]
* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'', the villain of the original trilogy used a [[CoolGate time/space Gate]] to [[GrandTheftMe steal]] the body of the viewpoint character's cousin. In the third book, it's revealed that millennia of body-theft has eroded his soul to the point where his latest victim can take back control. "If anything of your cousin has influence ... then he may yet defeat the man who killed him." [[spoiler: He does; the epilogue [[BittersweetEnding commemorates his death from old age]].]] The fourth book includes '''arguments''' within the mind of another victim who retains much of both personalities. He's quite shocked to discover that the evil lord he'd battled is [[NotSoDifferent a much more reasonable person than he'd thought]] (despite taking over his body).



** There's also Chapmans gaining control over over their hand and attemping to strangle themself
** [[spoiler: Jake]] discovering that he has "the power of annoyance" and talking incessantly to his Yeerk to distract it and just to be obnoxious.
** John Berryman, a failed actor who memorized ''HenryV'' and recites it constantly at his Yeerk--so much so that the ''first'' thing he does when he gets control of a time machine is journey back to the Battle of Agincourt and try to change the outcome so that Shakespeare would never write it.

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** There's also Chapmans gaining control over over their hand and attemping to strangle themself
themselves.
** [[spoiler: Jake]] [[spoiler:Jake]] discovering that he has "the power of annoyance" and talking incessantly to his Yeerk to distract it and just to be obnoxious.
** John Berryman, a failed actor who memorized ''HenryV'' ''Theatre/HenryV'' and recites it constantly at his Yeerk--so Yeerk -- so much so that the ''first'' thing he does when he gets control of a time machine is journey back to the Battle of Agincourt and try to change the outcome so that Shakespeare would never write it.



* [[spoiler: Marsh]] in ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' does this when he is possessed by [[spoiler: Ruin, because of the metal spikes in his body. He was originally going to use the one chance he got to kill himself, but ended up using it to help Vin]].
* Weston shows signs of this after being possessed by ''Satan himself'' in Creator/CSLewis' ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Perelandra]]'', although it's not clear whether it's real or an attempt to trick Ransom (always a risk with this sort of thing). Leads to an unplanned "What The Hell, man" moment from readers, as Weston appears to [[DyingAsYourself die as himself]].
* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Grunts}}'' by Mary Gentle[[spoiler:: The BigBad gives the Messiah—whose body she has possessed—one last brief look around before obliterating her]].
* In ''Literature/TheHost'' by Stephenie Meyer, this trope is central to the entire plot. Most of the book concerns the struggle of Melanie the human girl against Wanderer, the parasite alien controlling her body.

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* [[spoiler: Marsh]] in ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' does this when he is possessed by [[spoiler: Ruin, because of ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': In Book 6, ''The Time Paradox'', [[spoiler:Butler]] has to fight off the metal spikes in his body. He was originally going to use the one chance he got mesmer of [[spoiler:Opal Koboi]], who wants him to kill himself, Artemis. He manages it, but ended up using it to help Vin]].
* Weston shows signs of this after being possessed by ''Satan himself'' in Creator/CSLewis' ''[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Perelandra]]'', although it's not clear whether it's real or an attempt to trick Ransom (always a risk with this sort of thing). Leads to an unplanned "What The Hell, man" moment from readers, as Weston appears to [[DyingAsYourself die as himself]].
* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Grunts}}'' by Mary Gentle[[spoiler:: The BigBad
gives himself a heart attack at the Messiah—whose body same time. It's not too surprising, [[spoiler:Butler has always been pretty resistant to mesmer.]]
* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'', [[spoiler:Lone Star]] discusses how they learned to resist telepaths; when asking how, then, can Shade control [[spoiler:Dr. Photon]], he explains that he is resisting, as witness
she has possessed—one last brief look around before obliterating her]].
* In ''Literature/TheHost'' by Stephenie Meyer, this trope is central
to the entire plot. Most of the book concerns the struggle of Melanie the human girl against Wanderer, the parasite alien controlling her body.be physically present to keep him in line.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''A Hat Full of Sky'', Tiffany Aching fights this battle against the possessing Hiver, but is unable to prevent it from insulting a friend, humiliating a supercilious shop assistant and, more importantly, murdering a teaching witch. It also forces her to steal money from an old man who trusts her.
* The plot of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} New Adventures'' initial series is composed of the bad guy's plots to make sure the evil persona implanted in Nearra wins. Until about the 4th book, the evil persona had only occasional moments of dominance, but after that she was constantly having trouble with Nearra yelling at her inside her head.
* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' novel "The Mark of Nerath", when the demon Nu Alin possesses [[spoiler:Tempest]], she manages to resist to a certain degree. Of course, this just makes Nu Alin [[spoiler:want to possess her MORE.]]
* Regan in ''Literature/TheExorcist'' gets in a bit of this with her "help me" message. It's not clear whether she does this through her own strength of will or whether Pazuzu lets her, since he wants the exorcism -- a grudge match smackdown with Fr. Merrin.
* ''Literature/AFireUponTheDeep'' by Creator/VernorVinge plays with this with Flenser/Tyrathect battling for control and showing various outward signs of the battle. In a subversion of the usual application of this trope, EvilOverlord Flenser is the "original" personality, that tries to break to the surface and overcome "possession" by Tyrathect fragments. [[spoiler:While he thinks for a moment that he succeeded, actually they merge in the end.]]
* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Grunts}}'' by Mary Gentle[[spoiler:: The BigBad gives the Messiah—whose body she has possessed—one last brief look around before obliterating her]].
* The Imperius Curse from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' can be resisted or completely thrown off by some characters. It also becomes an excuse that the bad guys can use to cover up their evil actions.
** This trope could also apply to Harry's fear in the fifth book that he had physically been attacking people. Similarly, [[spoiler: Ginny]] really ''was'' being controlled by Riddle in the 2nd book.
* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff Hawkmoon]]'' series, the eponymous hero is captured by the evil Granbretagnans, whose dark science is used to implant a Black jewel in his skull through which he may be controlled at a distance. Sent to infiltrate the last unconquered country in Europe and act as their spy, he seeks to find a way to overcome the posession and warn his hosts.
* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'': In the ''Mage Winds'' trilogy, BigBad Ma'ar has been [[GrandTheftMe possessing]] the bodies of his descendants for countless thousands of years, until he gets careless in his latest incarnation. Eventually, after he [[VillainExitStageLeft miraculously escapes]] from certain death, it turns out that he's been weakened enough to allow the original owner of the body to resurface and eventually aid the heroes in destroying Ma'ar once and for all.
* In ''Literature/TheHost'' by Stephenie Meyer, this trope is central to the entire plot. Most of the book concerns the struggle of Melanie the human girl against Wanderer, the parasite alien controlling her body.
* In the third book of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy [[spoiler:Peeta]] deals with a fair amount of this after [[spoiler:being hijacked during his time imprisoned by the Capitol]].
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': Kalak's gotten better at this since [[Literature/TrappedOnDraconica the last book]]. He can come out and hold control for a brief period at a time whenever Daniar or Benji are in trouble.
* ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]'':
** At the end of ''The Maze Runner'', after they escape the Maze, Gally (who had disappeared quite some time before) [[spoiler:ends up shooting Chuck]]. In ''The Death Cure'', it’s revealed that [[spoiler:it was all a trial created by WICKED, which had been controlling both Gally and Chuck the entire time. Gally had considered Chuck like a brother to him, and ended up going at least partially insane from grief after the fact]].
** In ''The Death Cure'', [[spoiler:Newt is infected with [[HatePlague the Flare]]; due to having been mentally overstimulated by all of the tests over the preceding few years, the disease’s progression speeds up to the point where he’s teetering on the edge of the Gone by five days. While he tries to fight the symptoms (aggression, paranoia, sudden violence) as the disease progresses in an effort to keep his friends safe, he eventually succumbs, and Thomas has to MercyKill him]].
* [[spoiler:Marsh]] in ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' does this when he is possessed by [[spoiler: Ruin, because of the metal spikes in his body. He was originally going to use the one chance he got to kill himself, but ended up using it to help Vin]].
* In Creator/AlanGarner's fantasy novel ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath'', the heroine Susan is possessed by the Brollochan, an age-old Celtic spirit of evil, and has to fight to regain possession of her own body.
* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/MorgaineCycle'', the villain of the original trilogy used a [[CoolGate time/space Gate]] to [[GrandTheftMe steal]] the body of the viewpoint character's cousin. In the third book, it's revealed that millennia of body-theft has eroded his soul to the point where his latest victim can take back control. "If anything of your cousin has influence ... then he may yet defeat the man who killed him." [[spoiler: He does; the epilogue [[BittersweetEnding commemorates his death from old age]].]] The fourth book includes '''arguments''' within the mind of another victim who retains much of both personalities. He's quite shocked to discover that the evil lord he'd battled is [[NotSoDifferent a much more reasonable person than he'd thought]] (despite taking over his body).
* Averted in ''Literature/{{Neuropath}}'', which centers around the villain's various experiments with people under MindControl. As Neil Cassidy notes, "Everyone expects to be [[Franchise/StarTrek captain Kirk]]", but as he controls every thought and emotion, it is an impossibility. Near the end of the story, he even manages to get Thomas Bible to rationalize all the horrors he has inflicted upon him, including [[spoiler:condemning his son to a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', friend-turned-enemy Luke Castellan willingly allows himself to be possessed by the [[BigBad Titan Lord Kronos]] [[spoiler: until the very end when he retakes control long enough to off them both]].
* In L. Jagi Lamplight's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', the demonically possessed Theo manages to seize control of his own voice for a moment.
* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', people under a geas usually know they are being compelled, and can fight back.
* This is half the plot of ''Literature/TheRagwitch''. The story begins when a character is possessed by the CreepyDoll, and the rest of the book alternates between her brother's attempts to rescue her and her attempts to prevent herself from being absorbed completely into the Ragwitch's mind.
* This is played with in the ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' at one point. For most of ''The Siege of Macindaw'' [[spoiler:Keren uses a form of hypnotism with a blue gem to get the captured Alyss to tell him information. Alyss fights it off at first, but becomes more vulnerable to it after each session, up until she finds a method of fighting it off using a seemingly magical stone given to her by her close friend Will. Near the end of the book, as Keren realizes his impending defeat, he makes a final stand in the room he was keeping Alyss in. Keran unknowingly knocks the stone out of her hands as he arrives, and he hypnotizes Alyss again with the gem, which is now part of the hilt of a sword. When Will arrives, Keren commands Alyss to kill Will with the sword. He tries to snap Alyss out of the hypnotism with very little success, though she shows signs of trying to fight it off. Resigned to his fate, he tells Alyss that he loves her, hoping that Alyss would understand when she came to that he forgave her. This snaps her out of the hypnotism.]]
* ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'': Weston shows signs of this after being possessed by ''Satan himself'' in ''Perelandra'', although it's not clear whether it's real or an attempt to trick Ransom (always a risk with this sort of thing). Leads to an unplanned "What The Hell, man" moment from readers, as Weston appears to [[DyingAsYourself die as himself]].
* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', once the Master forces Nico to undergo her transformation into a demon-form, she resists his influence and eventually manages to bury her link to him deep inside her mind and regain control.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' novel ''Deus Encarmine'', [[spoiler: Brother-Sergeant Koris]] struggles against [[UnstoppableRage the black rage]], his eyes glazing over and unglazing as he tries to tell Rafen of [[spoiler: Inquisitor Stele]]'s treachery.[[DyingAsYourself With his dying breath, he succeeds in getting his message across properly]].
** Earlier, he had tried to tell Chaplain Delos, but the sentence fragments he got out did not communicate properly.
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/NightLords'' series, the character Vandred was possessed and twisted by a daemon called "the Exalted." While the Exalted is convinced that Vandred has no hope, [[spoiler:the Night Lord strikes when the daemon tries to obtain his help, committing suicide and only letting the Exalted take back control at the last moment before both die, just so that it can feel terror.]]
* This is half the plot of ''Literature/TheRagwitch''. The story begins when a character is possessed by the CreepyDoll, and the rest of the book alternates between her brother's attempts to rescue her and her attempts to prevent herself from being absorbed completely into the Ragwitch's mind.
* Averted in ''Literature/{{Neuropath}}'', which centers around the villain's various experiments with people under MindControl. As Neil Cassidy notes, "Everyone expects to be [[Franchise/StarTrek captain Kirk]]", but as he controls every thought and emotion, it is an impossibilty. Near the end of the story, he even manages to get Thomas Bible to rationalize all the horrors he has inflicted upon him, including [[spoiler: condemning his son to a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' Book 6, [[spoiler: Butler]] has to fight off the mesmer of [[spoiler: Opal Koboi]], who wants him to kill Artemis. He manages it, but gives himself a heart attack at the same time. It's not too surprising;[[spoiler: Butler has always been pretty resistant to mesmer.]]
* In ''Literature/WildCards'', [[spoiler: Mark Meadows]] has been stuck as [[spoiler: The Radical]], unable to communicate with the outside world as his alter-ego reaped destruction for several years.
* In L. Jagi Lamplight's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', the demonically possessed Theo manages to seize control of his own voice for a moment.
* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', friend-turned-enemy Luke Castellan willingly allows himself to be possessed by the [[BigBad Titan Lord Kronos]] [[spoiler: until the very end when he retakes control long enough to off them both]].
* This is played with in the ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' at one point. For most of ''The Siege of Macindaw'' [[spoiler:Keren uses a form of hypnotism with a blue gem to get the captured Alyss to tell him information. Alyss fights it off at first, but becomes more vulnerable to it after each session, up until she finds a method of fighting it off using a seemingly magical stone given to her by her close friend Will. Near the end of the book, as Keren realizes his inpending defeat, he makes a final stand in the room he was keeping Alyss in. Keran unknowingly knocks the stone out of her hands as he arrives, and he hypnotizes Alyss again with the gem, which is now part of the hilt of a sword. When Will arrives, Keren commands Alyss to kill Will with the sword. He tries to snap Alyss out of the hypnotism with very little success, though she shows signs of trying to fight it off. Resigned to his fate, he tells Alyss that he loves her, hoping that Alyss would understand when she came to that he forgave her. This snaps her out of the hypnotism.]]
* They don't call him the [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Dragon Reborn]] because just because he's a stone-cold bugger. He actually gets Lews Therin Telamon, the Lord of Morning, in his head along for the ride! Only, nobody told Lews Therin. He thinks he just blacked out and someone is inside ''his'' head. Independent of that, Lews Therin is batshit crazy and the Dragon Reborn will be soon, too.
* In Literature/TalesOfKolmar, TheCorrupter offered enhanced powers to any healer or mage who wanted them in exchange for a lock of hair and a promise of aid in the unspecified future. Said aid came in the form of sending him half their power and [[DemonicPossession being possessed by a demon]] free to use their bodies and remaining power for whatever it wanted. A few of them fought hard enough that their minds died; others could either be exorcised by other mages with great effort from both parties, or [[DyingAsYourself died as themselves]].
* In the Dungeons & Dragons novel "The Mark of Nerath", when the demon Nu Alin possesses [[spoiler: Tempest]], she manages to resist to a certain degree. Of course, this just makes Nu Alin [[spoiler: want to possess her MORE.]]
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': Kalak's gotten better at this since [[Literature/TrappedOnDraconica the last book]]. He can come out and hold control for a brief period at a time whenever Daniar or Benji are in trouble.
* Tahiri of the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' has two personalities, one human, one [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. Whenever one personality (usually the human one) is dominant, the other one is forced to do this. Eventually it gets to the point that it's going on near-constantly, driving both of them to the brink of madness- finally, both get sucked into a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind that leads to a SplitPersonalityMerge.
* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', people under a geas usually know they are being compelled, and can fight back.
* ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]'':
** At the end of ''The Maze Runner'', after they escape the Maze, Gally (who had disappeared quite some time before) [[spoiler:ends up shooting Chuck]]. In ''The Death Cure'', it’s revealed that [[spoiler:it was all a trial created by WICKED, which had been controlling both Gally and Chuck the entire time. Gally had considered Chuck like a brother to him, and ended up going at least partially insane from grief after the fact]].
** In ''The Death Cure'', [[spoiler:Newt is infected with [[HatePlague the Flare]]; due to having been mentally overstimulated by all of the tests over the preceding few years, the disease’s progression speeds up to the point where he’s teetering on the edge of the Gone by five days. While he tries to fight the symptoms (aggression, paranoia, sudden violence) as the disease progresses in an effort to keep his friends safe, he eventually succumbs, and Thomas has to MercyKill him]].
* Regan in ''TheExorcist'' gets in a bit of this with her "help me" message. It's not clear whether she does this through her own strength of will or whether Pazuzu lets her, since he wants the exorcism -- a grudge match smackdown with Fr. Merrin.
* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'', [[spoiler:Lone Star]] discusses how they learned to resist telepaths; when asking how, then, can Shade control [[spoiler:Dr. Photon]], he explains that he is resisting, as witness she has to be physically present to keep him in line.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' novel ''Deus Encarmine'', [[spoiler: Brother-Sergeant Koris]] struggles against [[UnstoppableRage the black rage]], his eyes glazing over and unglazing as he tries to tell Rafen of [[spoiler: Inquisitor Stele]]'s treachery.[[DyingAsYourself With his dying breath, he succeeds in getting his message across properly]].
''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Earlier, he had tried to tell Chaplain Delos, but the sentence fragments he got out did not communicate properly.
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/NightLords'' series, the character Vandred was possessed and twisted by a daemon called "the Exalted." While the Exalted is convinced that Vandred has no hope, [[spoiler:the Night Lord strikes when the daemon tries to obtain his help, committing suicide and only letting the Exalted take back control at the last moment before both die, just so that it can feel terror.]]
* This is half the plot of ''Literature/TheRagwitch''. The story begins when a character is possessed by the CreepyDoll, and the rest of the book alternates between her brother's attempts to rescue her and her attempts to prevent herself from being absorbed completely into the Ragwitch's mind.
* Averted in ''Literature/{{Neuropath}}'', which centers around the villain's various experiments with people under MindControl. As Neil Cassidy notes, "Everyone expects to be [[Franchise/StarTrek captain Kirk]]", but as he controls every thought and emotion, it is an impossibilty. Near the end of the story, he even manages to get Thomas Bible to rationalize all the horrors he has inflicted upon him, including [[spoiler: condemning his son to a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* In ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' Book 6, [[spoiler: Butler]] has to fight off the mesmer of [[spoiler: Opal Koboi]], who wants him to kill Artemis. He manages it, but gives himself a heart attack at the same time. It's not too surprising;[[spoiler: Butler has always been pretty resistant to mesmer.]]
* In ''Literature/WildCards'', [[spoiler: Mark Meadows]] has been stuck as [[spoiler: The Radical]], unable to communicate with the outside world as his alter-ego reaped destruction for several years.
* In L. Jagi Lamplight's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', the demonically possessed Theo manages to seize control of his own voice for a moment.
* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', friend-turned-enemy Luke Castellan willingly allows himself to be possessed by the [[BigBad Titan Lord Kronos]] [[spoiler: until the very end when he retakes control long enough to off them both]].
* This is played with in the ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' at one point. For most of ''The Siege of Macindaw'' [[spoiler:Keren uses a form of hypnotism with a blue gem to get the captured Alyss to tell him information. Alyss fights it off at first, but becomes more vulnerable to it after each session, up until she finds a method of fighting it off using a seemingly magical stone given to her by her close friend Will. Near the end of the book, as Keren realizes his inpending defeat, he makes a final stand in the room he was keeping Alyss in. Keran unknowingly knocks the stone out of her hands as he arrives, and he hypnotizes Alyss again with the gem, which is now part of the hilt of a sword. When Will arrives, Keren commands Alyss to kill Will with the sword. He tries to snap Alyss out of the hypnotism with very little success, though she shows signs of trying to fight it off. Resigned to his fate, he tells Alyss that he loves her, hoping that Alyss would understand when she came to that he forgave her. This snaps her out of the hypnotism.]]
* They don't call him the [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Dragon Reborn]] because just because he's a stone-cold bugger. He actually gets Lews Therin Telamon, the Lord of Morning, in his head along for the ride! Only, nobody told Lews Therin. He thinks he just blacked out and someone is inside ''his'' head. Independent of that, Lews Therin is batshit crazy and the Dragon Reborn will be soon, too.
* In Literature/TalesOfKolmar, TheCorrupter offered enhanced powers to any healer or mage who wanted them in exchange for a lock of hair and a promise of aid in the unspecified future. Said aid came in the form of sending him half their power and [[DemonicPossession being possessed by a demon]] free to use their bodies and remaining power for whatever it wanted. A few of them fought hard enough that their minds died; others could either be exorcised by other mages with great effort from both parties, or [[DyingAsYourself died as themselves]].
* In the Dungeons & Dragons novel "The Mark of Nerath", when the demon Nu Alin possesses [[spoiler: Tempest]], she manages to resist to a certain degree. Of course, this just makes Nu Alin [[spoiler: want to possess her MORE.]]
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': Kalak's gotten better at this since [[Literature/TrappedOnDraconica the last book]]. He can come out and hold control for a brief period at a time whenever Daniar or Benji are in trouble.
*
Tahiri of the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' has two personalities, one human, one [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. Whenever one personality (usually the human one) is dominant, the other one is forced to do this. Eventually it gets to the point that it's going on near-constantly, driving both of them to the brink of madness- madness -- finally, both get sucked into a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind that leads to a SplitPersonalityMerge.
* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', people under a geas usually know they are being compelled, and can fight back.
* ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]'':
** At the end of ''The Maze Runner'', after they escape the Maze, Gally (who had disappeared quite some time before) [[spoiler:ends up shooting Chuck]]. In ''The Death Cure'', it’s revealed that [[spoiler:it was all a trial created by WICKED, which had been controlling both Gally and Chuck the entire time. Gally had considered Chuck like a brother to him, and ended up going at least partially insane from grief after the fact]].
** In ''The Death Cure'', [[spoiler:Newt is infected with [[HatePlague the Flare]]; due to having been mentally overstimulated by all of the tests over the preceding few years, the disease’s progression speeds up to the point where he’s teetering on the edge of the Gone by five days. While he tries to fight the symptoms (aggression, paranoia, sudden violence) as the disease progresses in an effort to keep his friends safe, he eventually succumbs, and Thomas has to MercyKill him]].
* Regan in ''TheExorcist'' gets in a bit of this with her "help me" message. It's not clear whether she does this through her own strength of will or whether Pazuzu lets her, since he wants the exorcism -- a grudge match smackdown with Fr. Merrin.
* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'', [[spoiler:Lone Star]] discusses how they learned to resist telepaths; when asking how, then, can Shade control [[spoiler:Dr. Photon]], he explains that he is resisting, as witness she has to be physically present to keep him in line.
SplitPersonalityMerge.



* In ''Literature/TalesOfKolmar'', TheCorrupter offered enhanced powers to any healer or mage who wanted them in exchange for a lock of hair and a promise of aid in the unspecified future. Said aid came in the form of sending him half their power and [[DemonicPossession being possessed by a demon]] free to use their bodies and remaining power for whatever it wanted. A few of them fought hard enough that their minds died; others could either be exorcised by other mages with great effort from both parties, or [[DyingAsYourself died as themselves]].



* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', once the Master forces Nico to undergo her transformation into a demon-form, she resists his influence and eventually manages to bury her link to him deep inside her mind and regain control.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
**
In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', once the Master forces Nico to undergo her transformation into a demon-form, she resists ''Literature/BloodAngels'' novel ''Deus Encarmine'', [[spoiler:Brother-Sergeant Koris]] struggles against [[UnstoppableRage the black rage]], his influence eyes glazing over and eventually manages unglazing as he tries to bury her link tell Rafen of [[spoiler:Inquisitor Stele's]] treachery.[[DyingAsYourself With his dying breath, he succeeds in getting his message across properly]].
*** Earlier, he had tried
to tell Chaplain Delos, but the sentence fragments he got out did not communicate properly.
** In the ''Literature/NightLords'' series, the character Vandred was possessed and twisted by a daemon called "the Exalted". While the Exalted is convinced that Vandred has no hope, [[spoiler:the Night Lord strikes when the daemon tries to obtain his help, committing suicide and only letting the Exalted take back control at the last moment before both die, just so that it can feel terror.]]
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': They don't call
him deep the Dragon Reborn because just because he's a stone-cold bugger. He actually gets Lews Therin Telamon, the Lord of Morning, in his head along for the ride! Only, nobody told Lews Therin. He thinks he just blacked out and someone is inside her mind ''his'' head. Independent of that, Lews Therin is batshit crazy and regain control.the Dragon Reborn will be soon, too.
* In ''Literature/WildCards'', [[spoiler:Mark Meadows]] has been stuck as [[spoiler:The Radical]], unable to communicate with the outside world as his alter-ego reaped destruction for several years.



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}: The Plan'' revealed that ManchurianAgent Boomer was [[InvertedTrope fighting from the outside]] in the first season, with [[BecomingTheMask the lines between the core Number Eight personality and the cover breaking down]].
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': in a season 3 episode, Piper's body is taken over, but she remains conscious - only able to communicate with the possessor via mirrors. Midway through the episode, she is able to regain control for a split second to slam a door she was opening closed to get her sisters' attention and cry for help before being taken over again.



** In ''42'', the Doctor is possessed by the consciousness of [[GeniusLoci the nearby sun]], who has already possessed several other crew members who have killed. Seeing him struggle against its influence and say "I am so scared" is pretty horrifying.
** In ''Midnight'', the Doctor gets possessed again ([[TraumaCongaLine in the same incarnation]]), this time by an UltimateEvil he never comes close to understanding. [[CanOnlyMoveTheEyes While trapped in his own body]], he somehow manages to hook his foot on a chair while being dragged to his death.
** In ''Nightmare in Silver'', the Eleventh Doctor is possessed by the Cyber-Planner calling itself "Mr. Clever". They end up stalemated and play chess for the tie-breaking 2% of his brain.

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** In ''42'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E742 "42"]], the Doctor is possessed by the consciousness of [[GeniusLoci the nearby sun]], who has already possessed several other crew members who have killed. Seeing him struggle against its influence and say "I am so scared" is pretty horrifying.
** In ''Midnight'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]], the Doctor gets possessed again ([[TraumaCongaLine in the same incarnation]]), this time by an UltimateEvil he never comes close to understanding. [[CanOnlyMoveTheEyes While trapped in his own body]], he somehow manages to hook his foot on a chair while being dragged to his death.
** In ''Nightmare [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver'', Silver"]], the Eleventh Doctor is possessed by the Cyber-Planner calling itself "Mr. Clever". They end up stalemated and play chess for the tie-breaking 2% of his brain. brain.
* Started popping up a lot in the last few episodes of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Most notably, Anthony after he's taken by the borg-soldiers, and [[spoiler: Mellie]] in the next-to-last episode, [[spoiler: who regains just enough control to kill herself.]]
** In Anthony's case, this was done literally through the PowerOfLove. Namely, his relationship with Priya/Sierra that had been slowly building throughout nearly the entire series.
** Also, the way that Echo defeats the borg-soldiers is by turning herself into one and subsequently flooding their collective consciousness with all of the 40+ differing personalities that are in her head, so that she is single-handedly FightingFromTheInside times 40. This causes such mass confusion among the borg-soldiers that, with the exceptions of Anthony and Echo herself, they are rendered completely ineffective at doing much of anything.
* Subverted in season five of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''; [[spoiler: after Iolaus is killed, his body becomes the vessel for the evil god Dahak. During a fight with Herc, it seems for a moment as if Iolaus's true personality is somehow managing to break through, [[DyingAsYourself seemingly in order to give Hercules a chance to kill him]]. [[ThanatosGambit It turns out that this is a ruse on Dahak's part in order to get Hercules to break his vow against killing in order to tip the cosmic scales in favour of evil.]] Later on, however, it is played straight when Hercules enters Iolaus' mind and teams up with his soul in order to defeat Dahak once and for all.]]
* Used & Inverted in the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' starting from the end of Volume 4: [[spoiler: Matt Parkman forces Sylar to think He is Nathan, resulting in a confused Fake-Nathan trying to find a reason to why nothing seems right; Sylar's blank mind trying to find out who he is; while simultaneously, a part of Sylar is FightingFromTheInside of Matt's mind.]] Finally: [[spoiler: Sylar gets back into his own body and has a lackluster BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with Fake-Nathan]].
* In ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' Ashley's eyes change color to indicate when she has broken through the mind control. This finally indicates a [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself]].
* Happens several times with people possessed by Goa'uld in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Notably, Skaara, [[spoiler: who eventually regains control of his body via a sort of trial]], and Sha're, [[spoiler: who doesn't, but is able to impart her last thoughts to Daniel as her Goa'uld tries to kill him. She's killed herself by Teal'C before that can happen.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration:''
-->'''Locutus of Borg / Picard:''' "[[OverrideCommand Sleep]]", Data, "[[OverrideCommand Sleep]]"
** The following episode revealed that Picard had been conscious and fighting the whole time, but was mostly powerless against the collective's will: when he starts telling his brother about his efforts to resist their control, he breaks down into tears. That feeling of [[MindRape helplessness and shame]] would later evolve into an often overwhelming, but understandable, [[ShellShockedVeteran hatred of the Borg]].
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has an early episode in which Dr. Bashir's body is [[GrandTheftMe taken over]] by a serial killer. The crew uses AppliedPhlebotinum to awaken Bashir's real personality, as well as some {{Narm}}-tastic acting from the normally-good Alexander Siddig.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ("Warlord"). The innocent Kes is taken over by a [[GrandTheftMe body-jumping]] dictator who decides to stay in her body because he's impressed by her MagicalGirl powers. However he finds the waif-like Kes is a lot tougher than she looks; most notably in a dream scene where Kes threatens to use all the lessons the dictator has learned over the years on [[TookALevelInBadAss how to be a ruthless, determined bastard]].



--->'''Sam:''' I said... Get. The hell. Out\\

* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration:''
-->'''Locutus of Borg / Picard:''' "[[OverrideCommand Sleep]]", Data, "[[OverrideCommand Sleep]]"
** The following episode revealed that Picard had been conscious and fighting the whole time, but was mostly powerless against the collective's will: when he starts telling his brother about his efforts to resist their control, he breaks down into tears. That feeling of [[MindRape helplessness and shame]] would later evolve into an often overwhelming, but understandable, [[ShellShockedVeteran hatred of the Borg]].
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has an early episode in which Dr. Bashir's body is [[GrandTheftMe taken over]] by a serial killer. The crew uses AppliedPhlebotinum to awaken Bashir's real personality, as well as some {{Narm}}-tastic acting from the normally-good Alexander Siddig.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ("Warlord"). The innocent Kes is taken over by a [[GrandTheftMe body-jumping]] dictator who decides to stay in her body because he's impressed by her MagicalGirl powers. However he finds the waif-like Kes is a lot tougher than she looks; most notably in a dream scene where Kes threatens to use all the lessons the dictator has learned over the years on [[TookALevelInBadAss how to be a ruthless, determined bastard]].
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}: The Plan'' revealed that ManchurianAgent Boomer was [[InvertedTrope fighting from the outside]] in the first season, with [[BecomingTheMask the lines between the core Number Eight personality and the cover breaking down]].
* Used & Inverted in the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' starting from the end of Volume 4: [[spoiler: Matt Parkman forces Sylar to think He is Nathan, resulting in a confused Fake-Nathan trying to find a reason to why nothing seems right; Sylar's blank mind trying to find out who he is; while simultaneously, a part of Sylar is FightingFromTheInside of Matt's mind.]] Finally: [[spoiler: Sylar gets back into his own body and has a lackluster BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with Fake-Nathan]].
* Happens several times with people possessed by Goa'uld in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Notably, Skaara, [[spoiler: who eventually regains control of his body via a sort of trial]], and Sha're, [[spoiler: who doesn't, but is able to impart her last thoughts to Daniel as her Goa'uld tries to kill him. She's killed herself by Teal'C before that can happen.]]
* Started popping up a lot in the last few episodes of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Most notably, Anthony after he's taken by the borg-soldiers, and [[spoiler: Mellie]] in the next-to-last episode, [[spoiler: who regains just enough control to kill herself.]]
** In Anthony's case, this was done literally through the PowerOfLove. Namely, his relationship with Priya/Sierra that had been slowly building throughout nearly the entire series.
** Also, the way that Echo defeats the borg-soldiers is by turning herself into one and subsequently flooding their collective consciousness with all of the 40+ differing personalities that are in her head, so that she is single-handedly FightingFromTheInside times 40. This causes such mass confusion among the borg-soldiers that, with the exceptions of Anthony and Echo herself, they are rendered completely ineffective at doing much of anything.
* In ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' Ashley's eyes change color to indicate when she has broken through the mind control. This finally indicates a [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself]].
* Subverted in season five of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''; [[spoiler: after Iolaus is killed, his body becomes the vessel for the evil god Dahak. During a fight with Herc, it seems for a moment as if Iolaus's true personality is somehow managing to break through, [[DyingAsYourself seemingly in order to give Hercules a chance to kill him]]. [[ThanatosGambit It turns out that this is a ruse on Dahak's part in order to get Hercules to break his vow against killing in order to tip the cosmic scales in favour of evil.]] Later on, however, it is played straight when Hercules enters Iolaus's mind and teams up with his soul in order to defeat Dahak once and for all.]]
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': in a season 3 episode, Piper's body is taken over, but she remains conscious - only able to communicate with the possessor via mirrors. Midway through the episode, she is able to regain control for a split second to slam a door she was opening closed to get her sisters' attention and cry for help before being taken over again.

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--->'''Sam:''' I said... Get. The hell. Out\\

* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration:''
-->'''Locutus of Borg / Picard:''' "[[OverrideCommand Sleep]]", Data, "[[OverrideCommand Sleep]]"
** The following episode revealed that Picard had been conscious and fighting the whole time, but was mostly powerless against the collective's will: when he starts telling his brother about his efforts to resist their control, he breaks down into tears. That feeling of [[MindRape helplessness and shame]] would later evolve into an often overwhelming, but understandable, [[ShellShockedVeteran hatred of the Borg]].
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has an early episode in which Dr. Bashir's body is [[GrandTheftMe taken over]] by a serial killer. The crew uses AppliedPhlebotinum to awaken Bashir's real personality, as well as some {{Narm}}-tastic acting from the normally-good Alexander Siddig.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' ("Warlord"). The innocent Kes is taken over by a [[GrandTheftMe body-jumping]] dictator who decides to stay in her body because he's impressed by her MagicalGirl powers. However he finds the waif-like Kes is a lot tougher than she looks; most notably in a dream scene where Kes threatens to use all the lessons the dictator has learned over the years on [[TookALevelInBadAss how to be a ruthless, determined bastard]].
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}: The Plan'' revealed that ManchurianAgent Boomer was [[InvertedTrope fighting from the outside]] in the first season, with [[BecomingTheMask the lines between the core Number Eight personality and the cover breaking down]].
* Used & Inverted in the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' starting from the end of Volume 4: [[spoiler: Matt Parkman forces Sylar to think He is Nathan, resulting in a confused Fake-Nathan trying to find a reason to why nothing seems right; Sylar's blank mind trying to find out who he is; while simultaneously, a part of Sylar is FightingFromTheInside of Matt's mind.]] Finally: [[spoiler: Sylar gets back into his own body and has a lackluster BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with Fake-Nathan]].
* Happens several times with people possessed by Goa'uld in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Notably, Skaara, [[spoiler: who eventually regains control of his body via a sort of trial]], and Sha're, [[spoiler: who doesn't, but is able to impart her last thoughts to Daniel as her Goa'uld tries to kill him. She's killed herself by Teal'C before that can happen.]]
* Started popping up a lot in the last few episodes of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Most notably, Anthony after he's taken by the borg-soldiers, and [[spoiler: Mellie]] in the next-to-last episode, [[spoiler: who regains just enough control to kill herself.]]
** In Anthony's case, this was done literally through the PowerOfLove. Namely, his relationship with Priya/Sierra that had been slowly building throughout nearly the entire series.
** Also, the way that Echo defeats the borg-soldiers is by turning herself into one and subsequently flooding their collective consciousness with all of the 40+ differing personalities that are in her head, so that she is single-handedly FightingFromTheInside times 40. This causes such mass confusion among the borg-soldiers that, with the exceptions of Anthony and Echo herself, they are rendered completely ineffective at doing much of anything.
* In ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' Ashley's eyes change color to indicate when she has broken through the mind control. This finally indicates a [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself]].
* Subverted in season five of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''; [[spoiler: after Iolaus is killed, his body becomes the vessel for the evil god Dahak. During a fight with Herc, it seems for a moment as if Iolaus's true personality is somehow managing to break through, [[DyingAsYourself seemingly in order to give Hercules a chance to kill him]]. [[ThanatosGambit It turns out that this is a ruse on Dahak's part in order to get Hercules to break his vow against killing in order to tip the cosmic scales in favour of evil.]] Later on, however, it is played straight when Hercules enters Iolaus's mind and teams up with his soul in order to defeat Dahak once and for all.]]
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': in a season 3 episode, Piper's body is taken over, but she remains conscious - only able to communicate with the possessor via mirrors. Midway through the episode, she is able to regain control for a split second to slam a door she was opening closed to get her sisters' attention and cry for help before being taken over again.
Out!



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episodes ''Silicon Vally Girls'' and '' The Yuck Factor'', a student and Jerry, respectively, manage to fight off the episodes' BigBad in order to give the girls' an edge.
* ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix'' had one episode where Lucas was turned into a werewolf under the control of the MonsterOfTheWeek. In an amazing use of HeroicWillpower, Lucas-Werewolf switches sides and fights the Monster Of The Week off before she kills Cyber Six, never actually regaining his human mental faculties until after the [[NoOntologicalInertia transformation reverted]]. Bonus points for his eyes going from yellow to white when he switches.
* Dahli in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' episode "Manipulations".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': Eliza Foxx in "Psychocrypt". The [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen of the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episodes ''Silicon Vally Girls'' Crowns]] ripped out her LifeEnergy and '' kept it in a [[SoulJar Psychocrystal]]. The Yuck Factor'', Queen later uses the crystal to put together a student nightmare machine that subjects Eliza and Jerry, respectively, manage her husband to fight off the episodes' BigBad in order MindRape on a nightly basis. Zach makes a [[YouAreWorthHell last-ditch attempt to give the girls' an edge.
* ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix'' had one episode where Lucas was turned into a werewolf under
rescue her]], but she breaks the control of the MonsterOfTheWeek. In an amazing use of HeroicWillpower, Lucas-Werewolf switches sides long enough to try and fights the Monster Of The Week off before she kills Cyber Six, never actually regaining his human mental faculties until after the [[NoOntologicalInertia transformation reverted]]. Bonus points for his eyes going from yellow to white tell him that it's a trap. (Not like it matters by that point...) Later, when he switches.
* Dahli
Zach is tossed in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' episode "Manipulations".crypt, and [[AgonyBeam enduring massive amounts of pain]] she tries to comfort him.
--> '''Eliza:''' Zachary, my husband. I've missed you so. You must be strong. [[YouAreNotAlone Our spirits will always be one...]]



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': Eliza Foxx in "Psychocrypt." The [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen of the Crowns]] ripped out her LifeEnergy and kept it in a [[SoulJar Psychocrystal]]. The Queen later uses the crystal to put together a nightmare machine that subjects Eliza and her husband to MindRape on a nightly basis. Zach makes a [[YouAreWorthHell last-ditch attempt to rescue her]], but she breaks the control long enough to try and tell him that it's a trap. (Not like it matters by that point...) Later, when Zach is tossed in the crypt, and [[AgonyBeam enduring massive amounts of pain]] she tries to comfort him.
--> '''Eliza:''' Zachary, my husband. I've missed you so. You must be strong. [[YouAreNotAlone Our spirits will always be one...]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': in the episode "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" Rai is slowly being posessed by Animated Shen Gong Wu. Throughout the episode, he's fighting the process, to varying degrees of success. Ultimately his will is broken and the ghostly villain Wuya takes over his empty body. However, during a Xiaolin Showdown with his friends they try to initiate a team move, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight hoping the battle cry can get through to him]]. It works, and Rai ejects Wuya from his body.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' fights against the evil of Aku for nearly the entire length of Episode 43 when Aku's sneeze sends a portion of his substance into Jack and makes him "sick" (the same way Aku is - you know, all the time?). [[spoiler: In a powerful and painful final few minutes, [[HopeSpot Aku successfully destroys an easy-to-use Time Portal]] [[DramaticIrony with Jack's sword]]; however, even after this painful loss, Jack [[HeroicWillpower finds the courage, hope, power, and truth]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome to expel Aku from his body]], with [[ThePowerOfFriendship the power of friendship]] playing an important part as well.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has Valmont arguing with Shendu in season 2 in this. One episode of season 4 has him in odds with an oni mask.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': The jailed Parasite makes a deal with the authorities, offering to get into a terrorist's mind to find where a bomb is planted in exchange for cable TV in his cell; unfortunately, the terrorist's superior willpower is too much for him, and the guy takes over. At first, the Parasite is reluctantly willing to cooperate with the guy, ''until'' he realizes that the guy is more than willing to let his body die in order to complete his mad scheme, at which point, with Superman's urging, he fights the guy for control, and eventually wins.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': Eliza Foxx in "Psychocrypt." The [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen of the Crowns]] ripped out her LifeEnergy and kept it in ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix'' had one episode where Lucas was turned into a [[SoulJar Psychocrystal]]. The Queen later uses the crystal to put together a nightmare machine that subjects Eliza and her husband to MindRape on a nightly basis. Zach makes a [[YouAreWorthHell last-ditch attempt to rescue her]], but she breaks werewolf under the control long enough to try of the MonsterOfTheWeek. In an amazing use of HeroicWillpower, Lucas-Werewolf switches sides and tell him that it's a trap. (Not like it matters by that point...) Later, when Zach is tossed in the crypt, and [[AgonyBeam enduring massive amounts of pain]] she tries to comfort him.
--> '''Eliza:''' Zachary, my husband. I've missed you so. You must be strong. [[YouAreNotAlone Our spirits will always be one...]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': in the episode "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" Rai is slowly being posessed by Animated Shen Gong Wu. Throughout the episode, he's fighting the process, to varying degrees of success. Ultimately his will is broken and the ghostly villain Wuya takes over his empty body. However, during a Xiaolin Showdown with his friends they try to initiate a team move, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight hoping the battle cry can get through to him]]. It works, and Rai ejects Wuya from his body.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' fights against the evil of Aku for nearly the entire length of Episode 43 when Aku's sneeze sends a portion of his substance into Jack and makes him "sick" (the same way Aku is - you know, all the time?). [[spoiler: In a powerful and painful final few minutes, [[HopeSpot Aku successfully destroys an easy-to-use Time Portal]] [[DramaticIrony with Jack's sword]]; however, even after this painful loss, Jack [[HeroicWillpower finds the courage, hope, power, and truth]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome to expel Aku from his body]], with [[ThePowerOfFriendship the power of friendship]] playing an important part as well.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has Valmont arguing with Shendu in season 2 in this. One episode of season 4 has him in odds with an oni mask.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': The jailed Parasite makes a deal with the authorities, offering to get into a terrorist's mind to find where a bomb is planted in exchange for cable TV in his cell; unfortunately, the terrorist's superior willpower is too much for him, and the guy takes over. At first, the Parasite is reluctantly willing to cooperate with the guy, ''until'' he realizes that the guy is more than willing to let his body die in order to complete his mad scheme, at which point, with Superman's urging, he
fights the guy Monster Of The Week off before she kills Cyber Six, never actually regaining his human mental faculties until after the [[NoOntologicalInertia transformation reverted]]. Bonus points for control, and eventually wins. his eyes going from yellow to white when he switches.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow "C-C-C-CAN'T...LOSE...CONTROL!!!]]'' ''[[VoiceOfTheLegion WILL STRONG!!!]]'' '''''[[HeliumSpeech BODY WEAK!!!"]]'''''
* In "The Phony Phone Booths" episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', Underdog comes under Simon bar Sinister's mind control after entering one of his phone booths. Underdog is ordered to destroy [[ActionGirlfriend Sweet Poly Purebred]] (who is axing one of the phony booths), but [[spoiler:internal rebellion literally blasts off the mind control.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has Valmont arguing with Shendu in season 2 in this. One episode of season 4 has him in odds with an oni mask.
%%* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow "C-C-C-CAN'T...LOSE...CONTROL!!!]]'' ''[[VoiceOfTheLegion WILL STRONG!!!]]'' '''''[[HeliumSpeech BODY WEAK!!!"]]'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' fights against the evil of Aku for nearly the entire length of Episode 43 when Aku's sneeze sends a portion of his substance into Jack and makes him "sick" (the same way Aku is - you know, all the time?). [[spoiler: In a powerful and painful final few minutes, [[HopeSpot Aku successfully destroys an easy-to-use Time Portal]] [[DramaticIrony with Jack's sword]]; however, even after this painful loss, Jack [[HeroicWillpower finds the courage, hope, power, and truth]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome to expel Aku from his body]], with [[ThePowerOfFriendship the power of friendship]] playing an important part as well.]]
%%* Dahli in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' episode "Manipulations".


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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': The jailed Parasite makes a deal with the authorities, offering to get into a terrorist's mind to find where a bomb is planted in exchange for cable TV in his cell; unfortunately, the terrorist's superior willpower is too much for him, and the guy takes over. At first, the Parasite is reluctantly willing to cooperate with the guy, ''until'' he realizes that the guy is more than willing to let his body die in order to complete his mad scheme, at which point, with Superman's urging, he fights the guy for control, and eventually wins.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episodes "Silicon Valley Girls" and "The Yuck Factor", a student and Jerry, respectively, manage to fight off the episodes' BigBad in order to give the girls an edge.
* In "The Phony Phone Booths" episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', Underdog comes under Simon bar Sinister's mind control after entering one of his phone booths. Underdog is ordered to destroy [[ActionGirlfriend Sweet Poly Purebred]] (who is axing one of the phony booths), but [[spoiler:internal rebellion literally blasts off the mind control.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': in the episode "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" Rai is slowly being posessed by Animated Shen Gong Wu. Throughout the episode, he's fighting the process, to varying degrees of success. Ultimately his will is broken and the ghostly villain Wuya takes over his empty body. However, during a Xiaolin Showdown with his friends they try to initiate a team move, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight hoping the battle cry can get through to him]]. It works, and Rai ejects Wuya from his body.


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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', once the Master forces Nico to undergo her transformation into a demon-form, she resists his influence and eventually manages to bury her link to him deep inside her mind and regain control.
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** The final duel with [[spoiler:Zarc. It takes the combined efforts of Edo, Sora, Shun, Kaito, Jack, Gongenzaka, Crow, Sawatari, Leo Akaba, Reiji and [[SharingABody Reira/Ray/Yuzu]], to get Yuya to break out from Zarc's influence. It is assumed that Yuto, Yugo and Yuri were doing this as well]]
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** Deliberately invoking this trope is how [[spoiler:Sam takes down Lucifer, wrestling control back long enough to drag lucifer back to the cage along with himself and save the world]] at the end of season five.
** Again in season 9 Sam [[spoiler:casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam eventually [[spoiler:pinning him to the ground by his neck and standing over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome
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** Deliberately invoking this trope is how [[spoiler:Sam takes down Lucifer, wrestling control back long enough to drag lucifer back to the cage along with throw himself and save lucifer into the world]] Cage]], saving the world at the end of season five.
** Again in season 9 Sam [[spoiler:casts [[spoiler:Sam casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam eventually [[spoiler:pinning him two]]. then ends with [[spoiler:Gabriel being pinned to the ground by his neck and standing neck, as Sam stands over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome
--->'''Sam:''' I said.said... Get. The hell. Out\\
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** Again in season 9 Sam [[spoiler:casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam eventually [[spoiler pinning him to the ground by his neck and standing over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome

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** Again in season 9 Sam [[spoiler:casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam eventually [[spoiler pinning [[spoiler:pinning him to the ground by his neck and standing over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome
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** Again in season 9 Sam [[spoiler:casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam pins him to the ground by standing on his neck in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome

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** Again in season 9 Sam [[spoiler:casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam pins eventually [[spoiler pinning him to the ground by his neck and standing on his neck over him]] in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome
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** Again in season 9 [[spoiler:Sam casts out Gabriel via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]]

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** Again in season 9 [[spoiler:Sam casts out Sam [[spoiler:casts Gabriel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]] Sam pins him to the ground by standing on his neck in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome



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