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21st Jul '16 12:21:28 AM Tron80
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* In the original [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix Saga]], Mastermind manipulated Phoenix's mind to remove both her morals and [[PowerLimiter the blocks she'd put on her cosmic power]]. The result was... [[AGodAmI a little more than he could handle]]. Dark Phoenix "rewarded" Mastermind by giving him exactly what he wanted: she made his mind "one with the universe", [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shattering his sanity in the process as the human brain lacks the capacity to comprehend what he'd experienced]].
** Similarly, with Madelyne Pryor: When S'ym and N'astrir unlocked her powers and corrupted her, they assumed that they would be able to control her only for Maddie to hijack the entire Inferno plan to go after her husband Cyclops.

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In the original [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix Saga]], ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'', Mastermind manipulated Phoenix's ''Comicbook/JeanGrey'''s mind to remove both her morals and [[PowerLimiter the blocks she'd put on her cosmic power]]. The result was... [[AGodAmI a little more than he could handle]]. Dark Phoenix "rewarded" Mastermind by giving him exactly what he wanted: she made his mind "one with the universe", [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shattering his sanity in the process as the human brain lacks the capacity to comprehend what he'd experienced]].
** Similarly, with Madelyne Pryor: When S'ym and N'astrir unlocked her powers and corrupted her, they assumed that they would be able to control her only for Maddie to hijack the entire Inferno plan to go after her husband Cyclops.''Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}''.
20th Jul '16 11:51:07 PM Tron80
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* In the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' fought ''Comicbook/{{Lobo}}''. Knowing he couldn't go toe-to-toe with a Kryptonian, Lobo tried to piss her off so she was so irrationally angry that she couldn't fight effectively. He succeeded and he drove her mad. He drove her so mad that she flew off the handle and crushed him like a bug.
19th Jul '16 3:08:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheEmperor Brian]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy averts/defies this trope]] in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. His plan was to demonize and discredit an old magic teacher of his that he tried and failed to [[BetterLivingThroughEvil recruit to his side.]] When Brian's part of the plan succeeded better than he imagined it would, he called off the rest of the attack. Brian was worried other attacks would threaten the credibility that one person alone would be able to do them.

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* [[TheEmperor Brian]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy averts/defies this trope]] trope in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. His plan was to demonize and discredit an old magic teacher of his that he tried and failed to [[BetterLivingThroughEvil recruit to his side.]] When Brian's part of the plan succeeded better than he imagined it would, he called off the rest of the attack. Brian was worried other attacks would threaten the credibility that one person alone would be able to do them.
17th Jul '16 9:03:32 PM SirPellucidar
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* In the original [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix Saga]], Mastermind manipulated Phoenix's mind to remove both her morals and [[PowerLimiter the blocks she'd put on her cosmic power]]. The result was... [[AGodAmI a little more than he could handle]]. Dark Phoenix "rewarded" Mastermind by giving him exactly what he wanted: she made his mind "one with the universe", shattering his sanity in the process as the human brain lacks the capacity to comprehend what he'd experienced.

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* In the original [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix Saga]], Mastermind manipulated Phoenix's mind to remove both her morals and [[PowerLimiter the blocks she'd put on her cosmic power]]. The result was... [[AGodAmI a little more than he could handle]]. Dark Phoenix "rewarded" Mastermind by giving him exactly what he wanted: she made his mind "one with the universe", [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shattering his sanity in the process as the human brain lacks the capacity to comprehend what he'd experienced.experienced]].
23rd Jun '16 10:03:10 PM dvorak
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* One hypothetical situation on ''Atomic Rockets'' had a computer virus intended to sabotage missile anti-countermeasure computers by allowing them to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming "endlessly self-modify their programming]] results in the missiles [[InstantAIJustAddWater gaining sentience]] and [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters declare themselves a sovreign nation]]. [[spoiler: And they all lived happily ever after-the newly sapient weapons force a cease fire agreement between the warring factions and go on to become galaxy-wide diplomats]].

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* One hypothetical situation on ''Atomic Rockets'' had a computer virus intended to sabotage missile anti-countermeasure computers by allowing them to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming "endlessly self-modify their programming]] programming"]] results in the missiles [[InstantAIJustAddWater gaining sentience]] and [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters declare themselves a sovreign nation]]. [[spoiler: And they all lived happily ever after-the newly sapient weapons force a cease fire agreement between the warring factions and go on to become galaxy-wide diplomats]].
23rd Jun '16 10:01:18 PM dvorak
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* One hypothetical situation on ''Atomic Rockets'' had a computer virus intended to sabotage missile anti-countermeasure computers by allowing them to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming "endlessly self-modify their programming]] results in the missiles [[InstantAIJustAddWater gaining sentience]] and [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters declare themselves a sovreign nation]]. [[spoiler: And they all lived happily ever after-the newly sapient weapons force a cease fire agreement between the warring factions and go on to become galaxy-wide diplomats]].
25th May '16 9:05:33 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* KateBush's song "Experiment IV", which tells the story of a group of scientists contracted into a military experiment to create a sound-based weapon. In the original song the lyrics are somewhat ambiguous in regards to the outcome, but in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTUcoR8_pyE the video]], the scientists are unfortunate enough to succeed in creating the sound-based weapon, which proceeds to kill everyone working in the building (and it might have ''escaped''). To make matters worse the general who contracted the scientists actually seems ''pleased'' with the results, implying that he may actually attempt to implement it as a regular weapon.

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* KateBush's Music/KateBush's song "Experiment IV", which tells the story of a group of scientists contracted into a military experiment to create a sound-based weapon. In the original song the lyrics are somewhat ambiguous in regards to the outcome, but in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTUcoR8_pyE the video]], the scientists are unfortunate enough to succeed in creating the sound-based weapon, which proceeds to kill everyone working in the building (and it might have ''escaped''). To make matters worse the general who contracted the scientists actually seems ''pleased'' with the results, implying that he may actually attempt to implement it as a regular weapon.
24th May '16 7:56:36 PM SnowHesher
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* A RealLife example: when Axe Body Spray first hit the market, they created an ad campaign that was targeted at insecure men because it was decided that was the demographic most likely to buy their product. The commercials implied that the product would make men wearing it irresistible to women. The ad campaign so successful among the target demographic that it actually hurt Axe's image among the general public: Axe Body Spray became associated with desperate, lonely guys who are chronically unsuccessful with women. In response, Axe changed their advertising strategy to appeal to other male demographics rather than just insecure men.

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* A RealLife example: when Axe Body Spray first hit the market, they created an ad campaign that was targeted at insecure men because it was decided that was the demographic most likely to buy their product. The commercials implied that the product would make men wearing it irresistible to women. The ad campaign was so successful among the target demographic that it actually hurt Axe's image among the general public: Axe Body Spray became associated with desperate, lonely guys who are chronically unsuccessful with women. In response, Axe changed their advertising strategy to appeal to other male demographics rather than just insecure men.
24th May '16 7:56:03 PM SnowHesher
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* A RealLife example: when Axe Body Spray first hit the market, they created an ad campaign that was targeted at insecure men because it was decided that was the demographic most likely to buy their product. The commercials implied that the product would make men wearing it irresistible to women. The ad campaign so successful among the target demographic that it actually hurt Axe's image among the general public: Axe Body Spray became associated with desperate, lonely guys who are chronically unsuccessful with women. In response, Axe changed their advertising strategy to appeal to other male demographics rather than just insecure men.
21st May '16 10:04:37 PM nombretomado
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* In 2010, ''[[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Christian Weston Chandler]]'' pretended to be a troll named JuniorJenkins and posted on a troll forum under that name in an attempt to get the trolls at their own game. Trolls knew it was Chris from the getgo, so they humored him by asking him to take pictures of Chris from across the road and gather any further info he could. Eventually, the trolls decided to have a contest - ''[[{{Over9000}} $9001]]'' would be awarded to anyone who could destroy Chris's PS3 and provide video evidence. Even the trolls did not think Chris (posing as Jenkins) would actually do it. HE DID. Since it was clearly Chris in the video, it was a clear violation of the rules and he didn't get the money (which didn't exist anyway). Chris's parents finding out about this led to them more or less banning him from the internet, but he did end up getting a new PS3.

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* In 2010, ''[[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Christian Weston Chandler]]'' pretended to be a troll named JuniorJenkins and posted on a troll forum under that name in an attempt to get the trolls at their own game. Trolls knew it was Chris from the getgo, so they humored him by asking him to take pictures of Chris from across the road and gather any further info he could. Eventually, the trolls decided to have a contest - ''[[{{Over9000}} $9001]]'' would be awarded to anyone who could destroy Chris's PS3 [=PS3=] and provide video evidence. Even the trolls did not think Chris (posing as Jenkins) would actually do it. HE DID. Since it was clearly Chris in the video, it was a clear violation of the rules and he didn't get the money (which didn't exist anyway). Chris's parents finding out about this led to them more or less banning him from the internet, but he did end up getting a new PS3.[=PS3=].
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