History Main / GasLighting

2nd Feb '16 3:47:49 AM Dravencour
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* In the Creator/VCAndrews standalone, ''My Sweet Audrina'', [[spoiler:Audrina's whole family engages in gaslighting (particularly to fake the passage of time), which leads her to believe she is someone else after her sexual assault]].
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* In the Creator/VCAndrews standalone, ''My Sweet Audrina'', ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'', [[spoiler:Audrina's whole family engages in gaslighting (particularly to fake the passage of time), which leads leading her to believe she is someone else after her sexual assault]].rape]].
1st Feb '16 2:58:40 AM ClatoLawa
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Julie's death wasn't necessarily a suicide, and it was long enough after Michael had come home that I don't think it can really be traced to him.
** Years before that, Michael Martin gaslighted his stepmother Julie Martin; he always blamed her for breaking up his mum and dad's marriage, driving his mum to alcoholism and later death in a car crash. Michael proceeded to gaslight Julie by moving objects around the home (or hiding them), pretending he hadn't talked to her about things (or alternately, pretending to have talked to her when he hadn't), and altering her dosage of tranquilisers. By the end, he had her convinced she was insane, including leaving the house and running around the back to make it appear that there was more than one of him, and was only caught out because he got too cocky. He was sent away to juvenile detention, and later his mother committed suicide entirely off her own bat. (So...he won?)
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** Years before that, Michael Martin gaslighted his stepmother Julie Martin; he always blamed her for breaking up his mum and dad's marriage, driving his mum to alcoholism and later death in a car crash. Michael proceeded to gaslight Julie by moving objects around the home (or hiding them), pretending he hadn't talked to her about things (or alternately, pretending to have talked to her when he hadn't), and altering her dosage of tranquilisers. By the end, he had her convinced she was insane, including leaving the house and running around the back to make it appear that there was more than one of him, and was only caught out because he got too cocky. He cocky. ** Used and namechecked in a 2015 story arc which again involved a (former) Hoyland and a Robinson. When Stephanie Scully returned after two years in a mental hospital, she quickly befriended Paul's daughter Amy and grandson Jimmy. Paul, concerned for Jimmy's safety (and possibly still carrying a grudge over Steph's involvement in the death of Ringo Brown), attempted to make her doubt her sanity again and force her to return to the hospital, using information he learned from Steph's psychiatric nurse/ex-girlfriend Belinda. However, he was sent away to juvenile detention, soon exposed for it after blackmailing Aaron into helping him, and later his mother committed suicide entirely off her own bat. (So...he won?)Stephanie managed to trick him into a confession by pretending that it had worked.
17th Jan '16 12:31:46 PM movie007
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* ''TheTrumanShow'' is pretty much all about this, but especially when Truman starts to suspect what is going on -- and Meryl and Marlon start dismissing them as him having a mentally unbalanced episode.
13th Jan '16 3:27:08 PM demonfiren
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** The list of abusive cult tactics below also applies to this too. Herd mentality/damaging someones self concept, love bombing, felony misdemeanor, cutting off outside contact, taking away agency, time investment, denying goals and issues, energy vampirism and so much more all gaslighted away.
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** The list of abusive cult tactics below also applies to this too. Herd mentality/damaging someones someone's self concept, love bombing, felony misdemeanor, cutting off outside contact, taking away agency, time investment, denying goals and issues, energy vampirism and so much more all gaslighted away.
13th Jan '16 12:22:46 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the episode of ''Series/TheAvengers'' "The House that Jack Built", Emma is trapped in a house that is an elaborate psychological maze, built by a now-dead businessman who had too much free time, too much money, and one hell of a grudge against her. a recorded message he leaves flat-out states that the intention is to drive her insane, and eventually to suicide.

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* In the episode of ''Series/TheAvengers'' "The House that Jack Built", Emma is trapped in a house that is an elaborate psychological maze, built by a now-dead businessman who had too much free time, too much money, and one hell of a grudge against her. a recorded message he leaves flat-out states that the intention is to drive her insane, and eventually to suicide.
12th Jan '16 10:03:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the episode of ''Series/TheAvengers'' "The House that Jack Built", Emma is trapped in a house that is an elaborate psychological maze, built by a now-dead businessman who had too much free time, too much money, and one hell of a grudge against her. a recorded message he leaves flat-out states that the intention is to drive her insane, and eventually to suicide.
23rd Dec '15 7:25:11 PM R1ck
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* Music/SydBarrett's flatmates were apparently fond of spiking all his food and drink with LSD. While it may not have had anything to do with his mental problems, it certainly didn't help.
4th Dec '15 2:22:04 PM erforce
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* A favourite plot device of William Castle, who was influenced by the aforementioned ''Film/LesDiaboliques.'' Visible in ''Macabre''(on a male victim, fairly unusually), ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959,'' ''Film/TheTingler,'' and ''The Night Walker'' at the very least.
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* A favourite plot device of William Castle, Creator/WilliamCastle, who was influenced by the aforementioned ''Film/LesDiaboliques.'' Visible in ''Macabre''(on a male victim, fairly unusually), ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959,'' ''Film/TheTingler,'' and ''The Night Walker'' at the very least.
2nd Dec '15 7:52:55 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/HushHush'', Patch does this to Nora, using his angelic powers to trick her into hearing his voice in her head and making her hallucinate certain things. He also makes it so that Nora is the only person who can see or hear him, so she looks like she's crazy when she talks to him. That he's her love interest makes this more than a tad creepy. ** In ''Crescendo'', [[spoiler:Rixon]] does exactly the same thing to Nora.
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* ''Literature/HushHush'': ** In ''Literature/HushHush'', the first book, Patch does this to Nora, using his angelic powers to trick her into hearing his voice in her head and making her hallucinate certain things. He also makes it so that Nora is the only person who can see or hear him, so she looks like she's crazy when she talks to him. That he's her love interest makes this more than a tad creepy.\n %% ** In ''Crescendo'', [[spoiler:Rixon]] does exactly the same thing to Nora.
31st Oct '15 4:38:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheBeano'', in a Roger the Dodger strip, Roger wants a day at the beach but his parents won't agree to it, so he gaslights them by putting washing back in the washing machine and bringing back books that his father already returned to the library so they think they're getting stressed and agree to it. When his dad realises what Roger's been doing by checking the date the book was checked out on (that day, rather than whenever he'd originally checked it out), they turn the tables and gaslight Roger by going full circle around a roundabout on their way to the beach, telling him they've already been and are just coming back.
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* In ''TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', in a Roger the Dodger strip, Roger wants a day at the beach but his parents won't agree to it, so he gaslights them by putting washing back in the washing machine and bringing back books that his father already returned to the library so they think they're getting stressed and agree to it. When his dad realises what Roger's been doing by checking the date the book was checked out on (that day, rather than whenever he'd originally checked it out), they turn the tables and gaslight Roger by going full circle around a roundabout on their way to the beach, telling him they've already been and are just coming back.
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