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27th Apr '18 7:09:49 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': While not minions per se, Akito keeps the Sohma family under his thumb through fear. When Yuki forgives him and makes it clear [[NotAfraidOfYouAnymore he's no longer afraid of him]], Akito [[FreakOut flips out]] since it means his power over the Zodiac is waning.
3rd Apr '18 10:57:38 AM TheMountainKing
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** [[LadyOfWar Kuvira]] in the fourth season also relies on Agenda, with most of her followers genuinely believing in her hardcore Earth Kingdom (remained Earth Empire) nationalism. Some shades of Fear as well, with the threat of internment in a prison camp should they betray her, but most of her army never even seem to consider that.

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** [[LadyOfWar Kuvira]] in the fourth season also relies on Agenda, with most of her followers genuinely believing in her hardcore Earth Kingdom (remained (renamed Earth Empire) nationalism. Some shades of Fear as well, with the threat of internment in a prison camp should they betray her, but most of her army never even seem to consider that.
17th Mar '18 5:07:49 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Tywin Lannister uses a combination of ''Fear'' and ''Sadism''. In one hand, he keeps his bannermen in line using his sinister reputation for DisproportionateRetribution towards those that slight him. On the other hand, he employs several psychos-for-hire, sadists and thugs like [[TheBrute the Mountain]] and the [[CarnivalOfKillers Brave Companions]] who follow him because he gives them free reign to terrorize peasants with impunity.
** Stannis Baratheon rallies his supporters using ''Authority'' claiming his kingship through legality (''Birthright'') and later invoking ''Divine Right'' when he is declared the [[TheChosenOne Warrior of Light]] by his priestess.
** The Targaryens used ''Power'' to unite the Seven Kingdoms into one, since they used dragons which gave them free reign to do as they wanted. After the death of their dragons, their descendants ruled using ''Birthright'' to remain in power until they were eventually ousted by Robert Baratheon.
26th Feb '18 11:02:20 PM MadAnthony94
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** Finally, in Season 5, Grodd hits upon the ultimate racket: with the League now dozens of heroes strong and operating worldwide, the various villains of the world are terrified... so he offers them escape routes and a hideout. In exchange, ''they'' have to pay ''him''. [[spoiler: It breaks down when they learn of his real endgame (turning the populace into gorillas) and are less than impressed. Then Luthor steps in and controls them through Fear for the rest of the season]].

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** Finally, in Season 5, Grodd hits upon the ultimate racket: with the League now dozens of heroes strong and operating worldwide, the various villains of the world are terrified... so he offers them escape routes routes, networking opportunities, and a rather classy hideout. In exchange, ''they'' have to pay ''him''.''him'' (plus some odd favors once in a while). [[spoiler: It breaks down when they learn of his real endgame (turning the populace into gorillas) and are less than impressed. Then Luthor steps in and controls them through Fear for the rest of the season]].
26th Feb '18 11:00:26 PM MadAnthony94
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* Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips. The people of Apokolips flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet, much to Superman's surprise.

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* ** Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips. The people of Apokolips flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet, much to Superman's surprise.


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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' gives us an interesting study in comparisons with all the various anti-League groups:
** Lex tries Money again on his Injustice Gang. It goes poorly, as members are disinterested in the (revenge-based) job at hand, start quarreling over whether their contributions entitle them to bigger shares, and [[spoiler: are undone when Batman makes one of them a better offer]].
** When Grodd forms his Secret Society, he specifically sets out to learn from Luthor's mistakes and chooses members motivated by Revenge or Sadism. After believing they've defeated the League, they start to lose cohesion enough that their ability to work together is gone when the League returns.
** Finally, in Season 5, Grodd hits upon the ultimate racket: with the League now dozens of heroes strong and operating worldwide, the various villains of the world are terrified... so he offers them escape routes and a hideout. In exchange, ''they'' have to pay ''him''. [[spoiler: It breaks down when they learn of his real endgame (turning the populace into gorillas) and are less than impressed. Then Luthor steps in and controls them through Fear for the rest of the season]].
23rd Feb '18 9:49:38 AM TheMountainKing
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** [[LadyOfWar Kuvira]] in the fourth season also relies on Agenda, with most of her followers genuinely believing in her hardcore Earth Kingdom (remained Earth Empire) nationalism. Some shades of Fear as well, with the threat of internment in a prison camp should they betray her, but most of her army never even seem to consider that.
20th Jan '18 2:01:53 PM Taxima
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** [[TheBrute Hazel Rainart]] works with Salem because they have a common enemy in Ozpin. [[spoiler:Hazel seeks revenge against Ozpin because his little sister died in a training mission at Ozpin's academy, something Hazel blames Ozpin for.]]
20th Jan '18 2:00:03 PM Taxima
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* Salem, the BigBad of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', proves herself to be a flexible leader and uses different methods to coerce or guide those who follow her.
** [[AxCrazy Tyrian Callows]] is fanatically devoted to her and desperately seeks her approval. Simply telling him he has disappointed her is enough to reduce him to sobs of despair when he fails a mission.
** [[TheHeavy Cinder Fall]] desires power above all else, so Salem serves as a mentor to her, granting her power and teaching her how to properly use it.
** [[spoiler:[[MoleInCharge Professor Lionheart]]]] is cowed into service through fear. When he phrases something almost like an order, Salem has him strangled and casually reminds him of all the terrible things she could do to him.
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15th Jan '18 10:26:30 AM Malady
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* ''Myth/TheWhiteWitchOfRoseHall'': Fear, torture, voodoo, sex, and murder.
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* ''PowerRangersDinoCharge'' has a bit of a unique spin on how main villain Sledge controls his minions as he tends to use more methods than most power rangers villains do. Namely, he has obligation for his lead man Fury as he "won him" in a card game. He has fear for most of his forces to some degree, though most clearly seen with his technician Wrench. He has blind obedience for most of his foot soldiers, and Love from his Fiancee Poissandra. He has Money as an overall benefit since he's a bounty hunter trying to get rich, and on top of all that, he has Power, as he's one of the most powerful beings on the ship.

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* ''PowerRangersDinoCharge'' ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' has a bit of a unique spin on how main villain Sledge controls his minions as he tends to use more methods than most power rangers villains do. Namely, he has obligation for his lead man Fury as he "won him" in a card game. He has fear for most of his forces to some degree, though most clearly seen with his technician Wrench. He has blind obedience for most of his foot soldiers, and Love from his Fiancee Poissandra. He has Money as an overall benefit since he's a bounty hunter trying to get rich, and on top of all that, he has Power, as he's one of the most powerful beings on the ship.
15th Dec '17 3:42:54 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has the criminal known as [[BadassArmy Twenty]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gyarados]] [[TomTheDarkLord Bill]] who inspire a lot of devotion in his Gyarados, ensuring that they would follow him to the bitter end through pure loyalty.
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