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7th Oct '17 1:29:33 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany, people can actually volunteer for this, and be guaranteed happiness for the rest of their lives. The downside is that they must volunteer for slavery as payment. But they'll be ''happy'' slaves. The procedure is called "Radical Anxiety Termination", and the resulting slaves are therefore referred to as "rats".
27th Sep '17 7:17:03 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': In "Grin Reaper", the happiest man in the world comes to Peaceville and gives everyone bracelets causing them to love and be overly happy about everything. He then drains their happiness and turns them into piles of dust.
24th Sep '17 2:59:58 PM nombretomado
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* The BernardWerber novel ''The Ultimate Secret'' has a scientist get hooked on electrical happiness. Things degenerate after his death, and near the end his apprentice plans to implant the device to the captured protagonists to enslave them through addiction.

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* The BernardWerber Creator/BernardWerber novel ''The Ultimate Secret'' has a scientist get hooked on electrical happiness. Things degenerate after his death, and near the end his apprentice plans to implant the device to the captured protagonists to enslave them through addiction.
19th Sep '17 10:17:34 PM Peteman
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* Daemon from ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' does this to those she infects.
10th Aug '17 8:17:24 AM JackG
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* In Season 4 of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', the Terran Federation is suddenly able to [[EasilyConqueredWorld reconquer several planets]] they lost during the upheavals of the past year. Turns out they've developed a drug called Pylene-50 that blocks the production of adrenaline. It's hard to resist a tyranny when you can't get angry or aggressive about it.
24th Jul '17 12:53:30 AM Give1Take2
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': Implied with Killiks, an alien insectoid species that use pheromones to absorb non-Killik species to Join their HiveMind. While every Joiner is shown to be peaceful, serene, and content to be part of "the Nest," and decline all offers to find a cure, just as many non-Joiners express disgust and rev

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': Implied with Killiks, an alien insectoid species that use pheromones to absorb non-Killik species to Join their HiveMind. While every Joiner is shown to be feel peaceful, serene, and content to be part of "the Nest," and decline all offers to find a cure, just as many most non-Joiners express disgust horror and revrevulsion at the idea of being {{mind rape}}ed and {{brainwashed}} by alien insects, and many contented Joiners are implied to have not first undergone the Joining willingly. Given how the Joining involves chemically and psychically flooding the Joiners' minds with the thoughts and feelings of the entire HiveMind until their own thoughts and feelings are completely drowned out, it has some pretty disturbing implications for most seemingly content Joiners...
24th Jul '17 12:10:28 AM Give1Take2
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': Implied with Killiks, an alien insectoid species that use pheromones to absorb non-Killik species to Join their HiveMind. While every Joiner is shown to be peaceful, serene, and content to be part of "the Nest," and decline all offers to find a cure, just as many non-Joiners express disgust and rev
3rd Jul '17 6:56:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* During the''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s "Elements" mini-series, being perpetually cheerful seems to be a side-effect of being turned into candy.

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* During the''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'''s "Elements" mini-series, being perpetually cheerful seems to be a side-effect of being turned into candy.
12th Jun '17 8:12:35 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel negative emotions after suffering a stroke that damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, having essentially had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul smilies branded onto his brain]]. How does he feel about this? [[CaptainObvious Happy of course]].

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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel negative emotions after suffering a stroke that damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else other than happy even at the funerals of when his close friends and relatives, relatives die, having essentially had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul smilies branded onto his brain]]. How does he feel about this? [[CaptainObvious Happy of course]].
7th Jun '17 6:57:59 PM nombretomado
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* Cavalier and Skybolt of the WhateleyUniverse apparently got this treatment to the point that they were absolute mindslaves to some of the badguys of [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]].

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* Cavalier and Skybolt of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse apparently got this treatment to the point that they were absolute mindslaves to some of the badguys of [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]].
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