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26th Jan '17 7:54:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The StarCraft series generally describes neural resocialization as having this effect on the convicts-turned-soldiers employed by certain Terran forces. "Resocialised" Terrans are said to be horrifying to normal people.

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* The StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' series generally describes neural resocialization as having this effect on the convicts-turned-soldiers employed by certain Terran forces. "Resocialised" Terrans are said to be horrifying to normal people.
30th Dec '16 7:58:25 AM thatother1dude
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* The season 5 opener of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Starlight Glimmer do this to the ponies she removes the cutie marks from. Subverted with the mane 6, where they did not immediately become happy when their cutie marks were removed, causing them to be locked up in a room for several hours while Starlight Glimmer gave them "inspirational" speeches.
** It's later revealed that it's less this trope and more HappinessIsMandatory, as once some ponies meet up with the Mane Six, the townsponies' seemingly permanent smiles drop down and the town's dark secret is revealed.

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* The season 5 opener of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Starlight Glimmer do this to the ponies she removes the cutie marks from. from ponies under the belief this will make them happy. Subverted with the mane 6, where they did not immediately become happy when their cutie marks were removed, causing them to be locked up in a room for several hours while Starlight Glimmer gave them "inspirational" speeches.
** It's later revealed that it's less this trope and more HappinessIsMandatory, as once some ponies meet up with
speeches. Turns out it doesn't really work on ''anyone'', the Mane Six, the townsponies' seemingly permanent smiles drop down and the town's dark secret is revealed. townsfolk [[HappinessIsMandatory are just pretending to be happy]].
13th Dec '16 10:35:46 PM Kuruni
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* One of the more [[FridgeHorror disturbing]] [[FridgeLogic "if you think about it"]] aspects of ''The Monster Girl Encyclopedia'' is that the Demon Lord is basically doing a lust-based variant of this, to the extent of spreading her corruption not just over former flesh-eating monsters, but also over races that were originally on relatively amiable terms with humanity, such as elves, fairies, dwarves and mermaids.

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* One of the more [[FridgeHorror disturbing]] [[FridgeLogic "if you think about it"]] aspects of ''The Monster ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'' is that the Demon Lord Overlord is basically doing a lust-based variant of this, to the extent of spreading her corruption not just over former flesh-eating monsters, but also over races that were originally on relatively amiable terms with humanity, such as elves, fairies, dwarves and mermaids.
24th Nov '16 2:02:31 PM mangamanic
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** Kim's'' ArchEnemy [[{{Supervillain}} Dr. Drakken]] steals a [[MindControlDevice "neural compliance chip"]] and uses it on his {{sidekick}}, so the normally sarcastic and quick-tempered Shego happily obeys him, listens to his stories and bakes cookies. She's pissed at him when it's busted.

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** Kim's'' ArchEnemy [[{{Supervillain}} Dr. Drakken]] steals a [[MindControlDevice "neural compliance chip"]] and uses it on his {{sidekick}}, so the normally sarcastic and quick-tempered Shego happily obeys him, listens to his stories and bakes cookies. She's Unfortunately for him she was aware the entire time, and she's pissed at him what he made her do when it's busted.
14th Nov '16 12:23:41 AM cammila
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*In the final episode of ''Series/PennyDreadful'', Victor plans to enact this trope by injecting Lily with Jekyllís serum, forcing her to become pleasant and docile by wiping all pain, malice, and bad experiences from her brain. She persuades him not to do it by describing how, during her life as a prostitute, she had an infant daughter named Sarah who died. No matter how painful it is, this memory is precious to her and she cannot bear to lose it, alluding to the fact that [[HumansAreFlawed suffering is as vital to the human experience as happiness]].
9th Nov '16 5:28:15 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToTheEschaton'', dissenters in Nymph society would usually get this (some were allowed cryogenic slumber until a time more palatable to them).
* Unity did this by way of a collective consciousness in one of the Repairman novels. It could be resisted if the person infected is in the presence of a microwave, but Kate (who becomes infected) knows that prolonged exposure to the Unity will eventually cause her to enjoy her condition and do everything the collective tells her to do.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToTheEschaton'', dissenters in Nymph society would usually get this (some were allowed cryogenic slumber until a time more palatable to them).
* Unity did this by way of a collective consciousness in one of the Repairman ''Repairman'' novels. It could be resisted if the person infected is in the presence of a microwave, but Kate (who becomes infected) knows that prolonged exposure to the Unity will eventually cause her to enjoy her condition and do everything the collective tells her to do.
4th Nov '16 3:46:38 PM Vir
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* Happens in WesternAnimation/{{Jimmy Neutron}}, where an alien (who looks like and acts like a kindhearted granny, complete with cat looking minion) uses mass hypnosis to make the population of Retroville mindlessly happy (complete with unblinking eyes, stiff movements, and wide unbreakable smiles).

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* Happens in WesternAnimation/{{Jimmy Neutron}}, ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', where an alien (who looks like and acts like a kindhearted granny, complete with cat looking cat-looking minion) uses mass hypnosis to make the population of Retroville mindlessly happy (complete with unblinking eyes, stiff movements, and wide unbreakable smiles).
4th Nov '16 11:46:11 AM Vir
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* Seen in the ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' episode "Stimpy's Invention". Realizing that Ren is always unhappy, Stimpy gives him a Happy Helmet that makes him perpetually happy against his will. [[spoiler:Once Ren breaks it off, he reveals that being able to get pissed at Stimpy again ''makes him happy''.]]

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* Seen in the ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Stimpy's Invention". Realizing that Ren is always unhappy, Stimpy gives him a Happy Helmet that makes him perpetually happy against his will. [[spoiler:Once Ren breaks it off, he reveals that being able to get pissed at Stimpy again ''makes him happy''.]]
1st Nov '16 9:19:02 AM NoSpoilerz
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* Noteworthy example in an episode of ''Anime/AngelBeats'' where Naoi attempts to do this to Yuri with his MindControlEyes. It is worth saying that in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' [[spoiler: happiness means death. Good thing it didn't work.]]

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* Noteworthy example in In an episode of ''Anime/AngelBeats'' where Naoi attempts to do this to Yuri with his MindControlEyes. It is worth saying that in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' [[spoiler: happiness means death. Good thing it didn't work.]]
20th Oct '16 4:23:54 PM thatother1dude
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* Noteworthy example in an episode of ''Anime/AngelBeats'' where Naoi attempts to do this to Yuri with his MindControlEyes. It is worth saying that in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' [[spoiler: happiness means death. Good thing it didn't work.]]



* Noteworthy example in an episode of ''Anime/AngelBeats'' where Naoi attempts to do this to Yuri with his MindControlEyes. It is worth saying that in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' [[spoiler: happiness means death. Good thing it didn't work.]]



* Happens to Luffy during the Little Garden arc of ''Manga/OnePiece''. Miss Goldenweek has "color traps" that induce a particular emotion in their victims. Luffy is recipient of two that replicate this trope, the first of which makes him laugh uncontrollably, and the second of which makes him sit down peacefully and enjoy some tea. [[ForcedToWatch While his friends are slowly getting turned into wax statues.]] The visible strain on his face as he tries to fight it, while still saying through gritted teeth "This...tea...is...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DELICIOUS!]]" borders on terrifying.

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* Happens to Luffy during the Little Garden arc of ''Manga/OnePiece''. ''Manga/OnePiece'': Miss Goldenweek has "color traps" that induce a particular emotion in their victims. Luffy is recipient of two that replicate this trope, the first of which makes him laugh uncontrollably, and the second of which makes him sit down peacefully and enjoy some tea. [[ForcedToWatch While his friends are slowly getting turned into wax statues.]] The visible strain on his face as he tries to fight it, while still saying through gritted teeth "This...tea...is...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DELICIOUS!]]" borders on terrifying.terrifying.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the BigBad's goal is to create a new world in which everyone will be happy, through forcing them all into [[spoiler:[[AssimilationPlot an endless illusion.]]]]



* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', it's revealed that the Alliance tried to do this to a whole planet. [[GoneHorriblyWrong There were side-effects]].

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* In the film ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', it's revealed [[TheEmpire the Alliance]] floods a planet's atmosphere with a drug called Pax that was intended to induce submissive contented non-aggression in the Alliance tried to do this to populace. [[GoneHorriblyRight It worked]]. By the time a whole planet. [[GoneHorriblyWrong There were side-effects]].survey team arrived, the vast majority of the planet's population had grown so utterly peaceful that they'd stopped feeding themselves and died of starvation. Additionally, one tenth of a percent of the population's bodies reacted by stimulating aggression and became [[spoiler: the Reavers]].



* In ''Literature/{{Coda}}'', the Corp's mandatory music can create artificial highs. Anthem uses this aspect of it frequently.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. The ''Acute Paranoia'' supplement introduced the drug Gelgernine. The Computer often requires citizens to use it, which causes the lucky recipient to be blissfully happy until it wears off.
** The Computer also uses it as an aerosol for riot control, with 30% projected casualties. And Gelgernine is the ''safest'' happiness drug in ''Paranoia''.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. The ''Acute Paranoia'' supplement introduced the drug Gelgernine. The Computer often requires citizens to use it, which causes the lucky recipient to be blissfully happy until it wears off.
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off. The Computer also uses it as an aerosol for riot control, with 30% projected casualties. And Gelgernine is the ''safest'' happiness drug in ''Paranoia''.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'': The Zhodani Consulate has telepathic "Thought Police" who not only scan people for thinking about crime or rebellion, but for depression as well. If they find someone depressed they're brought in for re-education that leaves them all too happy with their lot in life and a little weaker willed. On the other hand Zhodani are brought up to think of the Thought Police as their friends and will often turn themselves in to them at the first sign of depression instead of trying to "tough it out" like many Terrans do.
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