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9th Apr '18 8:46:30 AM chopshop
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* Brought up in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye''. Megatron is informed that [[BroughtDownToNormal the power-draining tonic]] hes been made to use could potentially affect his thought processes. He begins fearing that his HeelRealization may have been forced upon him by the Autobots and that he may actually still be a villain. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted when Ratchet admits that the toxin is actually just a [[MagicFeather placebo]]; it was meant to make Megatron ''think'' he was weak or brainwashed in order to placate both him and the Lost Light crew. His RedemptionQuest was entirely of his own volition.]]
28th Mar '18 9:03:33 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the ''[[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Rebel Force]]'' series. A brainwashed Imperial assassin, X-7, has been trying to kill Luke Skywalker, but his continuing failures and time away from his master shakes the brainwashing-not much, but enough that he's bothered by stray emotions and fragments of memory with no context to them. He goes rogue in order to search for his obliterated past-the Rebels, aware of this, decide to set things up to convince him that he's the long-lost brother of one of them, in the hopes of turning him against the Empire. It's much milder than what was done to him in the first place, but still harsh. [[spoiler: And has very mixed results.]] The brother in question comes to believe that X-7 used to be his brother, then doubts it again[[spoiler:-and the books themselves never quite confirm or deny it.]]

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* Played with in the ''[[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Rebel Force]]'' ''Literature/RebelForce'' series. A brainwashed Imperial assassin, X-7, has been trying to kill Luke Skywalker, but his continuing failures and time away from his master shakes the brainwashing-not much, but enough that he's bothered by stray emotions and fragments of memory with no context to them. He goes rogue in order to search for his obliterated past-the Rebels, aware of this, decide to set things up to convince him that he's the long-lost brother of one of them, in the hopes of turning him against the Empire. It's much milder than what was done to him in the first place, but still harsh. [[spoiler: And has very mixed results.]] The brother in question comes to believe that X-7 used to be his brother, then doubts it again[[spoiler:-and the books themselves never quite confirm or deny it.]]
15th Feb '18 3:24:36 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' has the Caulipower plant, which "attacks" by permanently hypnotizing a random zombie that's hungry for your brains into fighting against the zombies.
6th Feb '18 6:17:55 AM Hanz
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* In ''Film/ShallowHal'', the protagonist is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin shallow man by the name of Hal]] who gets hypnotized so that he sees women for their inner beauty, which causes him to see good but physically unattractive people as attractive while not-so good people come off as physically repulsive. This causes him to reverse his treatment of women yet also repulses his equally-shallow friend, who points out to the hypnotist that he has functionally brainwashed someone to radically change their life.
29th Jan '18 2:54:29 AM BlackDragon
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* A somewhat twisted example happens in ''FlakyPastry''. Nitrine is one of the main characters, but''isn't'' a nice person. This is explained by the fact that she's a Goblin - a race that inherently [[AlwaysChaoticEvil lacks a conscience]]. When her beleaguered boyfriend (whom she'd been two-timing on and lying to for a while) appeals to a powerful wizard for a way to solve his heartache, the wizard responds that while any kind of LovePotion or MindRape would be entirely unethical, it would perhaps ''not'' be unethical to magically imbue her with a human-level conscience, thus curtailing her behavior. Unfortunately, this backfires spectacularly, since it instantly causes Nitrine to collapse with guilt over all of her past actions - to the point where Zintiel, a crazy, sociopathic High Elf who manages to take the title of TokenEvilTeammate ahead of even Nitrine, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame ''congratulates'' the guy on]] coming up with such a spectacularly cruel way to get back at his cheating girlfriend.

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* A somewhat twisted example happens in ''FlakyPastry''. Nitrine is one of the main characters, but''isn't'' but ''isn't'' a nice person. This is explained by the fact that she's a Goblin - a race that inherently [[AlwaysChaoticEvil lacks a conscience]]. When her beleaguered boyfriend (whom she'd been two-timing on and lying to for a while) appeals to a powerful wizard for a way to solve his heartache, the wizard responds that while any kind of LovePotion or MindRape would be entirely unethical, it would perhaps ''not'' be unethical to magically imbue her with a human-level conscience, thus curtailing her behavior. Unfortunately, this backfires spectacularly, since it instantly causes Nitrine to collapse with guilt over all of her past actions - to the point where Zintiel, a crazy, sociopathic High Elf who manages to take the title of TokenEvilTeammate ahead of even Nitrine, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame ''congratulates'' the guy on]] coming up with such a spectacularly cruel way to get back at his cheating girlfriend.
29th Jan '18 2:53:17 AM BlackDragon
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* A somewhat twisted example happens in ''FlakyPastry''. Nitrine is one of the main characters, but''isn't'' a nice person. This is explained by the fact that she's a Goblin - a race that inherently [[AlwaysChaoticEvil lacks a conscience]]. When her beleaguered boyfriend (whom she'd been two-timing on and lying to for a while) appeals to a powerful wizard for a way to solve his heartache, the wizard responds that while any kind of LovePotion or MindRape would be entirely unethical, it would perhaps ''not'' be unethical to magically imbue her with a human-level conscience, thus curtailing her behavior. Unfortunately, this backfires spectacularly, since it instantly causes Nitrine to collapse with guilt over all of her past actions - to the point where Zintiel, a crazy, sociopathic High Elf who manages to take the title of TokenEvilTeammate ahead of even Nitrine, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame ''congratulates'' the guy on]] coming up with such a spectacularly cruel way to get back at his cheating girlfriend.
28th Jan '18 9:44:17 AM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[Franchise/GreenLantern Iroque]] from the ''Green Lantern'' Franchise.
27th Jan '18 1:18:41 PM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[Franchise/GreenLantern Iroque]] from the ''Green Lantern'' Franchise.
2nd Jan '18 12:54:13 PM Bugfragged
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* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/ForeverHome'', Barclyss, is so far gone that erasing his memories and removing his [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Abyss Prism powers]] was the only way to redeem him.
12th Oct '17 2:29:48 AM Tahaneira
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** In the [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII sequel]], you can install a 'HK Protocol Pacifist Package' into [[RoboticPsychopath HK-47]], with the effect of making him not only incapable of hurting anyone, but saccharinely vocal about it. This is played entirely for laughs and lasts for one cutscene.
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