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5th Aug '16 11:09:20 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The novel ''[[Literature/HaloCryptum Cryptum]]'' has a technological variant that can be imposed by Forerunners on other species (the term ''geas'' being the closest word in human vocabulary to describe the condition). The Librarian imposed one on the ''entire human race'' to make sure her husband was found and awakened at the proper time, the compulsion being that the humans present at his location would unknowingly sing a song that contained the codes needed to allow his reviver passage. Some Forerunners believe that ''their'' forerunners, the Precursors, had imposed a geas on Forerunners as well.

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** The novel ''[[Literature/HaloCryptum Cryptum]]'' has introduced a technological variant that can be imposed imprinted by Forerunners on other species (the term ''geas'' being the closest word in human vocabulary to describe the condition). The Librarian imposed imprinted one on the ''entire human race'' to make sure her husband was found and awakened at the proper time, the compulsion being that the humans present at his location would unknowingly sing a song that contained the codes needed to allow give his reviver passage. Some Forerunners believe that ''their'' forerunners, the Precursors, had imposed a geas on Forerunners as well.



** Another aspect of the human geas is that the memories, and eventually entire personalities, of ancient humans are carried by many humans, "germinating and blossoming" as they do/see/hear/etc. something that triggers it. It gets to the point where the "old spirits" can [[GrandTheftMe hijack their host's body to communicate.]] None of this is considered a pleasant experience, to say the least.

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** Another aspect of the human geas is that the memories, and eventually entire personalities, of ancient humans are carried by many humans, "germinating and blossoming" as they do/see/hear/etc. something that triggers it. It gets to the point where the "old spirits" can [[GrandTheftMe hijack their host's body to communicate.]] communicate]]. None of this is considered a pleasant experience, to say the least.
1st Jul '16 8:19:23 PM nombretomado
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* The otherworld beings from the ''[[TheBartimaeusTrilogy Bartimaeus]]'' books are automatically compelled to obey their orders from magicians by something perhaps like an obsessive compulsive disorder.

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* The otherworld beings from the ''[[TheBartimaeusTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy Bartimaeus]]'' books are automatically compelled to obey their orders from magicians by something perhaps like an obsessive compulsive disorder.
2nd Jun '16 2:40:15 AM Allexan
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* There's relatively simple oath spell in ''Literature/SecretCity'' - break the oath and your heart will burn instantly. Judging by behaviour or characters using it, it seems like it's LoopholeAbuse-proof, but only in case of oath itself - if you have transplanted heart, you're completely immune to this.
30th May '16 12:29:31 PM lavendermintrose
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NotToBeConfusedWith a ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]]''[[note]]which actually combines a {{Magical Eye|s}} with a CompellingVoice for a CharmPerson effect[[/note]].

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NotToBeConfusedWith a ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]]''[[note]]which actually combines a {{Magical Eye|s}} with a CompellingVoice for a CharmPerson effect[[/note]].
CompellingVoice[[/note]].
30th May '16 12:25:01 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (the title of which this trope inspired), Lelouch has the ability to place a person he makes eye contact with under a geas, as they have to do whatever he tells them to do once Lelouch's "Geass" power kicks in (though it only works once per person). The "Geass" powers in this series often work more like a psychic power or ability (such as making people fall in love or mind reading), which makes the majority of those powers unrelated to this trope. Only Lelouch appears to have the ability to lay a proper geas on people.
** The ExpandedUniverse introduces more characters with the same type of power as Lelouch. Rai, protagonist of the VisualNovel ''Lost Colors'', has a version based off of hearing rather than eye contact, while the NintendoDS RPG's {{Big Bad}}s [[TerminatorTwosome Castor and Pollux]] have "The Bless", which works on the same person more than once.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (the title of which this trope inspired), Lelouch has ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the ability to place a person he makes eye contact with under a geas, as they have to do whatever he tells them to do once name of the powers is inspired by this, and Lelouch's "Geass" power kicks ability is similar - he can give anyone a command that they will be [[CompellingVoice compelled to obey]]. Being under Lelouch's Geass differs from a Geas in (though that the person doesn't have to remember to follow that rule - they simply enter a trance, and do as they are told. Afterwards, they have no memory of it. There are no consequences for breaking it only works once per person). because breaking it is impossible [[note]] unless another Geass user, or the Geass canceller, does something to stop it [[/note]]. The "Geass" powers in this series often work more like a psychic power or ability (such as making people fall in love or are based on the receiver's personality and desires, and can be anything that affects just the mind reading), of the subject (e.g. by altering their memories or perception), which makes the majority of those powers unrelated to this trope. Only Lelouch appears to have trope, despite the ability to lay a proper geas on people.
** The ExpandedUniverse introduces more characters with the same type of power as Lelouch. Rai, protagonist of the VisualNovel ''Lost Colors'', has a version based off of hearing rather than eye contact, while the NintendoDS RPG's {{Big Bad}}s [[TerminatorTwosome Castor and Pollux]] have "The Bless", which works on the same person more than once.
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10th Feb '16 8:38:11 AM Treforce
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* "Film/LiarLiar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a Gibberish. if he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.

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* "Film/LiarLiar"; ''Film/LiarLiar'': The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth.makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a Gibberish. if he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
10th Feb '16 8:32:56 AM Treforce
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* "Film/Liar Liar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a Gibberish. if he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.

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* "Film/Liar Liar"; "Film/LiarLiar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a Gibberish. if he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
10th Feb '16 8:31:59 AM Treforce
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* "Film/Liar Liar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a Gibberish. if he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
31st Dec '15 4:00:40 AM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': There are many spells of this sort mentioned or shown. People are compelled to be loyal, obedient and tell the truth with them, etc.
11th Dec '15 7:59:48 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* * The title character of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' is given, at birth, the "[[BlessedWithSuck gift]]" of obedience, and she has to do whatever she is told, provided the order is given in a language she understands. (And she's an InstantExpert at languages.)

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* * The title character of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' is given, at birth, the "[[BlessedWithSuck gift]]" of obedience, and she has to do whatever she is told, provided the order is given in a language she understands. (And she's an InstantExpert at languages.)
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