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11th Jun '16 8:02:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Tekken}} 6'', after losing in the 5th tournament and seeing his master dwindle into an even worse state, Eddy Gordo becomes desperate in giving him medical treatment. Cue Jin Kazama, after he himself pulled a FaceHeelTurn into the head of Mishima Zaibatsu, offers him a medication so long as he joins the Zaibatsu. Without much choice, Eddy joins and turns from a model citizen in a soldier involved in many of the Zaibatsu's dirty works. [[spoiler:Jin lied about the medication.]]

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* In ''{{Tekken}} ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6'', after losing in the 5th tournament and seeing his master dwindle into an even worse state, Eddy Gordo becomes desperate in giving him medical treatment. Cue Jin Kazama, after he himself pulled a FaceHeelTurn into the head of Mishima Zaibatsu, offers him a medication so long as he joins the Zaibatsu. Without much choice, Eddy joins and turns from a model citizen in a soldier involved in many of the Zaibatsu's dirty works. [[spoiler:Jin lied about the medication.]]
27th Mar '16 2:50:26 PM hyphz
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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' has [[spoiler:Zero/June being forced to mastermind a round of the deadly [[DeadlyGame Nonary Game]] - in order to close her own StableTimeLoop in which her life was saved in a previous Nonary Game by communicating with someone playing in the future. Of course, she tries to minimize the actual danger to the participants, and takes the opportunity to toss the original Zero in there for revenge.]]
25th Mar '16 9:54:07 AM Shadowgazer
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Contrast with {{Brainwashed}} and FaceMonsterTurn tropes, where the character is forcefully modified and robbed of free will to be steered into evil, or MindRape where they were wrecked so hard their free will wasn't working straight to steer them into evil. Not so for this character, this character knows what he/she is doing and had their free will intact and straight, but still couldn't do a thing to resist the forcing... for the moment. Also compare with MoreThanMindControl where the character is coerced mentally into believing that the only way available is something that he/she doesn't like, thus being forced to make a free will choice of steering themselves into evil.

May also overlap with TrappedInVillainy, and turn this character into a RegretfulTraitor.

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Contrast with {{Brainwashed}} and FaceMonsterTurn tropes, where the character is forcefully modified and robbed of free will to be steered into evil, or MindRape where they were wrecked so hard their free will wasn't working straight to steer them into evil. In that case they didn't really make a choice and weren't really even themselves. Not so for this character, this character knows what he/she is doing and had their free will intact and straight, but still couldn't do a thing to resist the forcing... for the moment. They have a choice it is just a very,very harsh one and possibly a choice to die. Also compare with MoreThanMindControl where the character is coerced mentally into believing that the only way available is something that he/she doesn't like, thus being forced to make a free will choice of steering themselves into evil.

May also overlap TrappedInVillainy is a subtrope where ''forced'' is akin to having them and/or their loved ones threatened with TrappedInVillainy, and death or worse, which can turn this character into a RegretfulTraitor.



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' loved this trope, especially during the Dark Kingdom arc, ranging from brainwashed random innocents-of-the-week up to the horrifying [[spoiler:brainwashing of Endymion/Mamoru- sure, it didn't take at first, but after the second go he pretty much beat Usagi within an inch of her life before [[ThePowerOfLove Usagi tearfully reminding him of their history together, holding out their music box locket]] snapped him out of it. And, according to the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] continuity and a blink-and-you-miss-it reference near the end of the season, the four Dark Generals/Shittenou all suffered this fate, too, being brainwashed by Beryl and Metallia the same way Endymion was. This might suggest some semi-failed brainwashing on the part of [[HeroicSacrifice Nephrite]]...]]
20th Feb '16 6:26:36 PM Prfnoff
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* ''KoihimeMusou'':

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10th Feb '16 8:24:52 PM Gamermaster
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* The Wolkenritter in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. They spent centuries having to follow the orders of their masters to fill the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]], and when they finally got a mistress who gave them a say in the matter, they still had to fill it because [[SadisticChoice she would have died otherwise]].
2nd Feb '16 1:06:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* There were several victims of this in the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise. Tommy is likely the most famous one, unwillingly brainwashed into becoming the Green Ranger by Rita; two seasons later, Rita repeated the same trick on Kat. Karone ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' and Ryan from ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'', were both kidnapped as young children and raised to be villains. In all these cases, it ultimately led to a FaustianRebellion.
28th Jan '16 7:07:16 PM Eddy1215
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** A most tragic version was X-9, a robot assassin who was given emotions, abandoned his life as an assassin and adopted a dog named Lulu. Aku kidnapped Lulu and forced X-9 to kill Jack. Unaware of the whole story, Jack destroys X-9, leaving Lulu abandoned.
6th Jan '16 9:18:11 PM nombretomado
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* Sophitia Alexandria from the ''SoulSeries'' falls into this category during ''Soulcalibur IV''. Her daughter has been captured and bound to the evil Soul Edge, meaning that if the sword is destroyed, so is her daughter's soul. Sophitia is forced to fight on the side of the villains and spill blood to save her daughter's life. The worst part of it is that her proximity to Soul Edge, her despair, her dread of doing something [[MoralEventHorizon which can never be redeemed]], and [[EvilFeelsGood the overall exhilaration]] she tries to deny are all pushing her toward a permanent FaceHeelTurn. [[spoiler:To rub salt in the wound, she's killed before she's ever got a chance to redeem herself.]]

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* Sophitia Alexandria from the ''SoulSeries'' ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' falls into this category during ''Soulcalibur IV''. Her daughter has been captured and bound to the evil Soul Edge, meaning that if the sword is destroyed, so is her daughter's soul. Sophitia is forced to fight on the side of the villains and spill blood to save her daughter's life. The worst part of it is that her proximity to Soul Edge, her despair, her dread of doing something [[MoralEventHorizon which can never be redeemed]], and [[EvilFeelsGood the overall exhilaration]] she tries to deny are all pushing her toward a permanent FaceHeelTurn. [[spoiler:To rub salt in the wound, she's killed before she's ever got a chance to redeem herself.]]
16th Nov '15 12:59:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue: [[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', the ever-kind and compassionate HospitalHottie Litchi Faye-Ling ended up in NOL thanks to the [[ForTheEvulz consummate]] {{troll}} Hazama/[[spoiler:Yuuki Terumi]], despite [[OnlySaneMan being able to keep her sound mind]] and resisting [[DevilInPlainSight Hazama himself]] TWICE on him preying on [[LoveMartyr her obsession with Arakune]] (her FatalFlaw)[[BadSamaritan by offering to cure Arakune]]. This was largely because of the corruption that she took to save Arakune alone was quickly catching up to her and she only had little time left until she loses her sanity or memory due to the corruption. So even if the decision was extremely questionable (and unfortunately pegs her as [[WhatAnIdiot idiot]] because players are savvy enough that Hazama is not going to fulfill his bargain, and Litchi isn't GenreSavvy), she really had no choice but to join NOL except if she wants to just rot down, become a monster and eats the other people she loves.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue: [[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', the ever-kind and compassionate HospitalHottie Litchi Faye-Ling ended up in NOL thanks to the [[ForTheEvulz consummate]] {{troll}} Hazama/[[spoiler:Yuuki Terumi]], despite [[OnlySaneMan being able to keep her sound mind]] and resisting [[DevilInPlainSight Hazama himself]] TWICE on him preying on [[LoveMartyr her obsession with Arakune]] (her FatalFlaw)[[BadSamaritan FatalFlaw) [[BadSamaritan by offering to cure Arakune]]. This was largely because of the corruption that she took to save Arakune alone was quickly catching up to her and she only had little time left until she loses her sanity or memory due to the corruption. So even if the decision was extremely questionable (and unfortunately pegs her as [[WhatAnIdiot idiot]] because players are savvy enough that Hazama is not going to fulfill his bargain, and Litchi isn't GenreSavvy), isn't\), she really had no choice but to join NOL except if she wants to just rot down, become a monster and eats the other people she loves.



* Dr. Andonuts in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''

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* %%* Dr. Andonuts in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''
4th Nov '15 6:37:14 AM TheWanderer
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May also overlap with TrappedInVillainy.

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May also overlap with TrappedInVillainy.
TrappedInVillainy, and turn this character into a RegretfulTraitor.
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