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26th Apr '16 11:06:00 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the third book in the ''Literature/SeaOfTrolls'' series, we meet a dwarf (not the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame fantasy kind]], but a "[[UnfortunateImplications little person]]"). He seems decent at first, but we later learn that he's a shady, treacherous JerkAss working for the evil king. After his memory is erased, he becomes a perfectly decent guy.

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* In the third book in the ''Literature/SeaOfTrolls'' series, we meet a dwarf (not the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame fantasy kind]], but a "[[UnfortunateImplications [[DepravedDwarf little person]]").person]]). He seems decent at first, but we later learn that he's a shady, treacherous JerkAss working for the evil king. After his memory is erased, he becomes a perfectly decent guy.



** He's certainly a gray character at best, but Barty Crouch Sr. breaking his son out of Azkaban and then using the Imperius curse to control him could qualify, since his purpose was mainly to keep him from revealing himself and killing people/trying to resurrect Voldemort.

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** He's certainly a gray character at best, but Barty Crouch Sr. breaking his son out of Azkaban and then using the Imperius curse Curse to control him could qualify, since his purpose was mainly to keep him from revealing himself and killing people/trying to resurrect Voldemort.
17th Apr '16 6:25:43 PM Quanyails
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* The gynoid [[KillerRobot WD-40]] in ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVTheNextMutation'' sent to kill [[TheAlmightyJanitor Roger]] for [[AllCrimesAreEqual mail fraud]] is blown apart by Roger with his patented "[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Axel Foley]]" method and then put back together by Cliffy, who reprograms her to be the ''Eureka''[='=]s science officer.

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* The gynoid [[KillerRobot WD-40]] in ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVTheNextMutation'' sent to kill [[TheAlmightyJanitor [[AlmightyJanitor Roger]] for [[AllCrimesAreEqual mail fraud]] is blown apart by Roger with his patented "[[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Axel Foley]]" method and then put back together by Cliffy, who reprograms her to be the ''Eureka''[='=]s science officer.
2nd Mar '16 4:55:19 PM erforce
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* At the end of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory II'', Bastian uses his final magic wish to ask that the nearly omnipotent BigBad gain "a heart". She's so struck with grief at what she's done that she literally explodes and all the evil that she had done to Fantasia is [[NoOntologicalInertia wiped away as if it never happened.]]

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* At the end of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory II'', ''Film/TheNeverendingStoryIITheNextChapter'', Bastian uses his final magic wish to ask that the nearly omnipotent BigBad gain "a heart". She's so struck with grief at what she's done that she literally explodes and all the evil that she had done to Fantasia is [[NoOntologicalInertia wiped away as if it never happened.]]



* ''Film/TotalRecall'' has a rare case of the BigBad doing this to his then [[TheDragon Dragon]] as part of an elaborate infiltration operation. Of course being the villaion he doesn't see it as this trope, but the audience does.

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* ''Film/TotalRecall'' ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' has a rare case of the BigBad doing this to his then [[TheDragon Dragon]] as part of an elaborate infiltration operation. Of course being the villaion he doesn't see it as this trope, but the audience does.
15th Feb '16 10:27:29 AM KingZeal
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* The entire [[GreenLantern Indigo Lantern Corps]]. Their rings specifically seek out people who lack compassion for others such as Black Hand and ''force'' them to feel it. The rings also use their ability to manipulate other emotions on the emotion spectrum to control the feelings of the Indigo Lanterns (the Indigo entity itself, however, averts this and seeks out hosts who are already compassionate).
** In Indigo-1's case, [[spoiler: she developed genuine compassion and showed true regret about her crimes when the brainwashing was temporarily undone.]]

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* ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'':
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The entire [[GreenLantern Indigo Lantern Corps]].Tribe. Their rings specifically seek out people who lack compassion for others such as Black Hand and ''force'' them to feel it. The rings also use their ability to manipulate other emotions on the emotion spectrum to control the feelings of the Indigo Lanterns (the Indigo entity itself, however, averts this and seeks out hosts who are already compassionate).
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compassionate). In Indigo-1's case, [[spoiler: she developed genuine compassion and showed true regret about her crimes when the brainwashing was temporarily undone.]] ]]
** The Star Sapphires lock villains and other "recruits" in cocoon-like prisons where the person is essentially "counseled" into slowly and gradually accepting Love and thus becoming a member of their Corps. When they are questioned about this being similar to brainwashing, they deny this--to them, the process is no different than prison rehabilitation or psychiatric ward therapy. Yes, the subject can't leave, but the Sapphires claim that nothing is "forced" upon them; the subject simply gradually comes to understand the Sapphires' logic.
15th Feb '16 10:10:16 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Society of the Blind Eye", Blind Ivan, the leader of the eponymous group, ends up getting his entire identity erased by the LaserGuidedAmnesia ray used by the society (albeit, by accident as Dipper admitted it was overdone), so Mabel gives him a new identity as a happy minstrel.
29th Jan '16 7:45:15 AM cdrood
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* ''Film/TotalRecall'' has a rare case of the BigBad doing this to his then [[TheDragon Dragon]] as part of an elaborate infiltration operation. Of course being the villaion he doesn't see it as this trope, but the audience does.
27th Jan '16 5:59:58 AM TheJovian
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** Another item introduced in 5e is The Deck of Many Things. A deck of tarot-style cards, each producing a different [[RealityWarping Reality-altering effect]] when drawn. One of the cards is called Balance and like the aforementioned Helm of Opposite Alignment, it flips the alignment of the person who drew it, good becoming evil, lawful becoming chaotic and vice versa. It can be used to turn a LawfulEvil tyrant into a ChaoticGood rebel, a NeutralEvil selfish criminal into a NeutralGood selfless hero, and a ChaoticEvil psycho into a Lawful Good champion of justice. The effect can only be undone with a "Wish" spell which conveniently can be provided by another card from the deck.

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** Another item introduced in 5e is The Deck of Many Things. A deck of tarot-style cards, each producing a different [[RealityWarping Reality-altering effect]] when drawn. One of the cards is called Balance and like the aforementioned Helm of Opposite Alignment, it flips the alignment of the person who drew it, good becoming evil, lawful becoming chaotic and vice versa. It can be used to turn a LawfulEvil tyrant into a ChaoticGood rebel, a NeutralEvil selfish criminal into a NeutralGood selfless hero, and a ChaoticEvil psycho into a Lawful Good LawfulGood champion of justice. The effect can only be undone with a "Wish" spell which conveniently can be provided by another card from the deck.
27th Jan '16 5:58:59 AM TheJovian
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** Another item introduced in 5e is The Deck of Many Things. A deck of tarot-style cards, each producing a different [[RealityWarping Reality-altering effect]] when drawn. One of the cards is called Balance and like the aforementioned Helm of Opposite Alignment, it flips the alignment of the person who drew it, good becoming evil, lawful becoming chaotic and vice versa. It can be used to turn a LawfulEvil tyrant into a ChaoticGood rebel, a NeutralEvil selfish criminal into a NeutralGood selfless hero, and a ChaoticEvil psycho into a Lawful Good champion of justice. The effect can only be undone with a "Wish" spell which conveniently can be provided by another card from the deck.
24th Jan '16 3:22:34 AM Omeganian
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** Pumping the [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Family Unfriendliness]] up a notch is a double subversion of BeautyEqualsGoodness: What originally caused Jim to stay his hand upon meeting Angelina was her striking beauty. However, [[spoiler: a locket he found strongly implies that her good looks are ALSO entirely the result of surgery. He throws the locket out the window right in front of her]].

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** Pumping the [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Family Unfriendliness]] up a notch is a double subversion of BeautyEqualsGoodness: What originally caused Jim to stay his hand upon meeting Angelina was her striking beauty. However, [[spoiler: a locket he found strongly implies that her good looks are ALSO entirely the result of surgery. In fact, it's apparently all connected; Angelina resorted to committing crimes for the sake of becoming beautiful, and eventually came to associate the act of crime with the joy of becoming beautiful. He throws the locket out the window right in front of her]].
15th Jan '16 7:21:51 AM Goukenimaru
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* The VillainProtagonist Aur from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'' does it with an incredibly perverse touch, some women join his cause (and harem) because they donít like humanity either or are just indifferent towards them; women who saw Aur as they evil being he is however are met with many phases of brainwashing ''through sex'', Aur implants them memories of him always being a lover of theirs, or impersonates their actual lover if the woman in question is already engaged, at any case it ends with the women falling to perverse lust and seeing Aur as the only man in their lives, completely agreeing and assisting him with his evil deeds.
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