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20th May '16 2:02:55 PM Doug86
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* The Tzenkethi in the StarTrekNovelVerse are a mild example. Every non-Tzenkethi who sees one comments on their grace and ethereal beauty. They're frequently considered almost mesmerizing. The lower ranked Tzenkethi clearly experience a similar effect when in the presence of their betters.

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* The Tzenkethi in the StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse are a mild example. Every non-Tzenkethi who sees one comments on their grace and ethereal beauty. They're frequently considered almost mesmerizing. The lower ranked Tzenkethi clearly experience a similar effect when in the presence of their betters.
10th May '16 3:27:29 AM M84
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* Daemonettes from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' use magic/Warp Energy to appear like something their targets would find most attractive, lulling them into helplessness before cutting them down.

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* Daemonettes from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' use magic/Warp Energy to appear like something their targets would find most attractive, lulling them into helplessness before cutting them down. The eldest Dark Eldar -- fitting, given their own twisted relationship with Slaanesh -- use their advanced technology to appear youthful and sexy. Psykers and daemons can see through their illusions, revealing the Dark Eldar for what they truly are: ancient decrepit monsters.
18th Apr '16 12:57:46 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** Meanwhile, the crossover game ''Midnight Circus'' features all the forms of Glamour featured in the Old World of Darkness, plus one unique to the [{CircusOfFear eponymous Circus]]: the Glamour Veil, a vast shroud of illusions and mental commands draped over the circus, preventing the customers from noticing anything suspicious about the place. This comes in particularly handy during [[MonsterClown Koba's Progressive Klown Show]], which usually ends with a traitor in the clown troupe being eaten alive by an enslaved werebear: not only does the Glamour Veil prevent the audience from realizing that someone has just been murdered on stage, but any rescue attempts by the player will be interpreted as AllPartOfTheShow - including the moment when Koba brings out a flamethrower and sets the stage on fire.

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** Meanwhile, the crossover game ''Midnight Circus'' features all the forms of Glamour featured in the Old World of Darkness, plus one unique to the [{CircusOfFear [[CircusOfFear eponymous Circus]]: the Glamour Veil, a vast shroud of illusions and mental commands draped over the circus, preventing the customers from noticing anything suspicious about the place. This comes in particularly handy during [[MonsterClown Koba's Progressive Klown Show]], which usually ends with a traitor in the clown troupe being eaten alive by an enslaved werebear: not only does the Glamour Veil prevent the audience from realizing that someone has just been murdered on stage, but any rescue attempts by the player will be interpreted as AllPartOfTheShow - including the moment when Koba brings out a flamethrower and sets the stage on fire.
18th Apr '16 12:57:16 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** Meanwhile, the crossover game ''Midnight Circus'' features all the forms of Glamour featured in the Old World of Darkness, plus one unique to the [{CircusOfFear eponymous Circus]]: the Glamour Veil, a vast shroud of illusions and mental commands draped over the circus, preventing the customers from noticing anything suspicious about the place. This comes in particularly handy during [[MonsterClown Koba's Progressive Klown Show]], which usually ends with a traitor in the clown troupe being eaten alive by an enslaved werebear: not only does the Glamour Veil prevent the audience from realizing that someone has just been murdered on stage, but any rescue attempts by the player will be interpreted as AllPartOfTheShow - including the moment when Koba brings out a flamethrower and sets the stage on fire.
12th Mar '16 4:56:12 AM StFan
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* ''CodeGeass'': This was [[spoiler:C.C.'s geass before receiving immortality]], due to the powers provided by the geass being according to the user's biggest desire, and her biggest desire was to be loved (she was a slave). After a while she [[PowerIncontinence lost the control of her powers]] and the only person she cared about, was the nun that gave her the geass, because she was the only person immune to her power.

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* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': This was [[spoiler:C.C.'s geass before receiving immortality]], due to the powers provided by the geass being according to the user's biggest desire, and her biggest desire was to be loved (she was a slave). After a while she [[PowerIncontinence lost the control of her powers]] and the only person she cared about, was the nun that gave her the geass, because she was the only person immune to her power.



* ComicBook/{{Gambit}} ([[MartyStu Remy Lebeau]]) of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has a hypnotic charm, an ability to "charge" the kinetic energy within a person's brain, allowing a subtle influence over any sentient mind. This power allows Gambit to compel others to believe what he says and agree with anything he suggests.

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* ComicBook/{{Gambit}} ([[MartyStu Remy Lebeau]]) of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' has a hypnotic charm, an ability to "charge" the kinetic energy within a person's brain, allowing a subtle influence over any sentient mind. This power allows Gambit to compel others to believe what he says and agree with anything he suggests.



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* In the remake of ''[[{{V-2009}} V]],'' Anna, the leader of the Visitors, has a "Bliss" trance that she periodically puts her people into that makes them all unquestioningly loyal to her. It's not until the [[CutShort unintended series finale]] that she becomes able to do it to humans, pretty much ending the series with TheBadGuyWins. It's not exactly like the fairy example (it's not Bliss that makes her look like Creator/MorenaBaccarin) but it's ''very much'' an example of what happens if someone can make you find them graceful, wise, a lifelong friend, and make you easily suggestible if not utterly enthralling you in MoreThanMindControl, and can use it on crowds. ''And you should shiver.''
-->'''Anna:''' "[[BlatantLies We are of peace, always]]."

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* In the remake of ''[[{{V-2009}} V]],'' ''Series/{{V|2009}}'', Anna, the leader of the Visitors, has a "Bliss" trance that she periodically puts her people into that makes them all unquestioningly loyal to her. It's not until the [[CutShort unintended series finale]] that she becomes able to do it to humans, pretty much ending the series with TheBadGuyWins. It's not exactly like the fairy example (it's not Bliss that makes her look like Creator/MorenaBaccarin) but it's ''very much'' an example of what happens if someone can make you find them graceful, wise, a lifelong friend, and make you easily suggestible if not utterly enthralling you in MoreThanMindControl, and can use it on crowds. ''And you should shiver.''
-->'''Anna:''' "[[BlatantLies [[BlatantLies We are of peace, always]]."



** All the Time Lords in the novelisation of "Shada" are depicted using it on the humans to some extent - it seems to manifest as inhuman beauty for the conventionally beautiful Time Lords (Romana) and impossible charm and likeability for less conventionally beautiful ones (the Doctor and Chronotis). Chris cannot stop staring at Romana, thinking over and over that she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, even though he notices that he doesn't find her sexually attractive and that he should find her a lot less alarming than the fact she has a RobotDog; and whenever Clare gets a scene with the Doctor she [[EatingTheEyeCandy describes his appearance over and over again in her internal monologue]], picking out mannerisms and features she finds irresistibly charming (like [[WhenSheSmiles his smile]], his voice, his CleopatraNose, and things like how he runs and the particular way he reads a book) and finding herself driven to [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality fill the 'companion' role by instinct]], while at the same time well aware that she doesn't find him handsome and that it makes absolutely no sense for her to act that way or feel that way about him. Chronotis can get away with extreme rudeness, possible sinister intentions and the fact that he's been living at the university for centuries without visibly ageing by constantly projecting an air of harmlessness that makes everyone assume that he's such a nice person.

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** All the Time Lords in the novelisation of "Shada" are depicted using it on the humans to some extent - -- it seems to manifest as inhuman beauty for the conventionally beautiful Time Lords (Romana) and impossible charm and likeability for less conventionally beautiful ones (the Doctor and Chronotis). Chris cannot stop staring at Romana, thinking over and over that she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, even though he notices that he doesn't find her sexually attractive and that he should find her a lot less alarming than the fact she has a RobotDog; and whenever Clare gets a scene with the Doctor she [[EatingTheEyeCandy describes his appearance over and over again in her internal monologue]], picking out mannerisms and features she finds irresistibly charming (like [[WhenSheSmiles his smile]], his voice, his CleopatraNose, and things like how he runs and the particular way he reads a book) and finding herself driven to [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality fill the 'companion' role by instinct]], while at the same time well aware that she doesn't find him handsome and that it makes absolutely no sense for her to act that way or feel that way about him. Chronotis can get away with extreme rudeness, possible sinister intentions and the fact that he's been living at the university for centuries without visibly ageing by constantly projecting an air of harmlessness that makes everyone assume that he's such a nice person.



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* OurVampiresAreDifferent, but some kind of glamour-type magic (or just full on hypnosis) is generally part of a vampire's arsenal.
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24th Feb '16 3:42:10 PM Godzillawolf
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* This is mentioned as a known type of magic in the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', but a few characters have noticeable uses of it:
** General Admiral Makarov has this factor as part of his CharmPerson power set, making others see him as beautiful and amazing. [[spoiler:It turns out it goes even deeper, as his cervacorn form is disguising his [[EldritchAbomination true form]] that at one point fails completely when he has an extreme VillainousBreakdown.]]
** The Nameless Passenger[[spoiler:/Nightmare Eclipse]] in Dark World has one that prevents those she's talking to from realizing TheVoice in their head isn't supposed to be there. [[spoiler:Her GoodCounterpart has the same exact ability.]] Eventually [[spoiler:Twilight breaks it by asking her who she is, forcing her to reveal herself.]]
22nd Dec '15 8:41:02 AM crazysamaritan
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Since this is basically a character trait of MarySueClassic turned into a power, it is often explicitly wielded by {{Parody Sue}}s in fanfiction. When this power [[NoSell fails]] or comes into conflict with an equal and or greater Glamour, sparks fly.

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Since this is basically a character trait of MarySueClassic turned into a power, it is often explicitly wielded by {{Parody Sue}}s in fanfiction. When this power [[NoSell fails]] or comes into conflict with an equal and or greater Glamour, sparks fly.



* A character from Manga/MarchStory uses a scarecrow that has an effect similar to this (but only effects the Ill that he hunts) as bait. The scarecrow can take on the appearance of whoever the Ill viewing it most loves. It's not immune to refflective surfaces though.

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* A character from Manga/MarchStory ''Manga/MarchStory'' uses a scarecrow that has an effect similar to this (but only effects the Ill that he hunts) as bait. The scarecrow can take on the appearance of whoever the Ill viewing it most loves. It's not immune to refflective surfaces though.



* Naminé in ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' can rewrite people's memories so that they think she's their childhood friend and they're in love with her and so on, if that counts. It's not a sudden "as soon as she walks into a room everyone there is in love with her" kind of thing, but it does make her function in the story much the way a Mary Sue would in a fic, except that you're ''supposed'' to be thinking "wait who is this chick and why does Sora care so much about her all of a sudden". Part of the reason that she is ''not'' a MarySue is that her power has a very narrow range of people that can be affected by it: she can only use it on Sora or those who are close to his heart.
* Ciel from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' uses this at Shiki's school to hide her true origin, appearing as the always sexy, always beautiful senior girl in charge of the Tea Ceremony club.
* Male [[CleverCrows Morrigi]] from ''SwordOfTheStars'' have a sort of psychic glamour, allowing them to project an impossibly beautiful image of whatever species they're currently engaged with. Those images all possess wings, so a human might see a beautiful angel, for example.
** As AllThereInTheManual reveals, Female Morrigi have an opposite functioning Glamour that makes them look more fearsome and dangerous than they really are.
* Arguably the [[KnightsOftheOldRepublic Jedi Exile]] has this ability, pulling people in and getting them to do what they otherwise would not. It's ''much'' more pronounced if you use this power for evil, as your party members snap out of it after killing whoever you've set them against and react with horror.

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* Naminé in ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' can rewrite people's memories so that they think she's their childhood friend and they're in love with her and so on, if that counts. It's not a sudden "as soon as she walks into a room everyone there is in love with her" kind of thing, but it does make her function in the story much the way a Mary Sue would in a fic, except that you're ''supposed'' to be thinking "wait who is this chick and why does Sora care so much about her all of a sudden". Part of the reason that she is ''not'' a MarySue is that her power has a very narrow range of people that can be affected by it: she She can only use it her powers on Sora or those who are close to his heart.
* Ciel from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Tsukihime}}'' uses this at Shiki's school to hide her true origin, appearing as the always sexy, always beautiful senior girl in charge of the Tea Ceremony club.
* Male [[CleverCrows Morrigi]] from ''SwordOfTheStars'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' have a sort of psychic glamour, allowing them to project an impossibly beautiful image of whatever species they're currently engaged with. Those images all possess wings, so a human might see a beautiful angel, for example.
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example. As AllThereInTheManual reveals, Female Morrigi have an opposite functioning Glamour that makes them look more fearsome and dangerous than they really are.
* Arguably the [[KnightsOftheOldRepublic The ''VideoGame/KnightsOftheOldRepublic'' Jedi Exile]] Exile has this ability, pulling people in and getting them to do what they otherwise would not. It's ''much'' more pronounced if you use this power for evil, as your party members snap out of it after killing whoever you've set them against and react with horror.
8th Dec '15 10:18:19 AM dsneybuf
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* In the NBC version of ''Theatre/TheWiz'', a Kalidah attempts to steal the Silver Shoes from Dorothy by disguising as her [[MissingMom deceased mama]], and imploring her to help her get down from a tree. Fortunately, the Tin Man alerts Dorothy of the ruse before the Kalidah can claim the Shoes.
17th Nov '15 11:49:36 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/TheFairyChronicles'', nonmagical people see fairies as their fairy spirits, ordinary insects or flowers.
11th Nov '15 6:38:51 AM The_Last_Brickman
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* A non-superpower/magic example is the Living Infected in ''VideoGame/Survivalist''. They're zombies that will eat your flesh and tackle you to the ground like any other, but they retain all their memories of being human, as well as their ability to speak coherently and use weapons. If someone in your group shows strong BloodKnight tendencies that don't seem to fit in well, don't be surprised if they turn out to be a [[TheMole Living Infected]].

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* A non-superpower/magic example is the Living Infected in ''VideoGame/Survivalist''.''{{VideoGame/Survivalist}}''. They're zombies that will eat your flesh and tackle you to the ground like any other, but they retain all their memories of being human, as well as their ability to speak coherently and use weapons. If someone in your group shows strong BloodKnight tendencies that don't seem to fit in well, don't be surprised if they turn out to be a [[TheMole Living Infected]].
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