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28th Apr '17 7:40:01 PM vifetoile
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See also BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, FightingYourFriend, and DefusingTheTykebomb. Contrast SheatheYourSword, where the hero wins without fighting, but usually there isn't a relationship between the protagonist and antagonist. See TheyStillBelongToUsLecture for the villain version. Compare {{Deprogram}}ming, a far more drawn out process. See also ResistTheBeast.

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See also BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, CooldownHug, FightingYourFriend, and DefusingTheTykebomb. Contrast SheatheYourSword, where the hero wins without fighting, but usually there isn't a relationship between the protagonist and antagonist. See TheyStillBelongToUsLecture for the villain version. Compare {{Deprogram}}ming, a far more drawn out process. See also ResistTheBeast.
24th Apr '17 4:29:27 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2750444/chapters/6166226 The Rise of Starborn]]'' Thor convinces Loki to fight the Goa'uld's mind control.
23rd Apr '17 6:47:38 PM ironballs16
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** On the '''Genocide run''', [[spoiler:Sans]] tries to invoke this with the player. A player in this run is likely to have done the Pacifist run first and have already made friends with [[spoiler:Sans]] at that point. He remarks that they are ''"someone who, perhaps in another time, might have even been... a friend?"''. Agreeing on his viewpoint [[spoiler:gets you dunked on, with him killing the player before making them a simple request.]]

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** On the '''Genocide run''', [[spoiler:Sans]] tries to invoke this with the player. A player in this run is likely to have done the Pacifist run first and have already made friends with [[spoiler:Sans]] at that point. He remarks that they are ''"someone who, perhaps in another time, might have even been... a friend?"''. Agreeing on his viewpoint [[spoiler:gets [[spoiler:[[ISurrenderSuckers gets you dunked on, on]], with him killing the player before making them a simple request.]]
20th Apr '17 11:10:14 AM ngh93
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** Also in Operation LIZZIE: After all attempts at getting through a brainwashed Numbuh 1 fail, [[spoiler: it takes him receiving a ShockinglyExpensiveBill to cause the [[MindControlDevice Boyfriend helmet]] to go haywire and explode, to bring him back to normal.

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** Also in Operation LIZZIE: After all attempts at getting through a brainwashed Numbuh 1 fail, [[spoiler: it takes him receiving a ShockinglyExpensiveBill to cause the [[MindControlDevice Boyfriend helmet]] to go haywire and explode, explode]] to bring him back to normal.
13th Apr '17 6:09:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheSlenderManMythos In the Slender Man fic]] ''Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight'', Mira Grolinsky tries to get Jared Holloway to turn on the Slender Man and join her and Detective Carl Rourke in their quest against it. [[spoiler: Jared ends up [[DrivenToSuicide killing himself instead.]]]]

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos In the Slender Man fic]] ''Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight'', Mira Grolinsky tries to get Jared Holloway to turn on the Slender Man and join her and Detective Carl Rourke in their quest against it. [[spoiler: Jared ends up [[DrivenToSuicide killing himself instead.]]]]
7th Apr '17 1:48:55 AM rafi
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** Splinter try this with her daughter Karai when she get mind-controlled.
7th Apr '17 1:34:27 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'':
** In "I Monster" Leo pull this this strategy on a mind-controlled (by Rat-King) Splinter.
** Several times in "Clash Of The Mutanimals" Shredder kidnaps the Mighty Mutanimals to test his mind control formula.
** In "The Outlaw Armaggon" April has to resort to her psychic abilities to bring Fugitoid back when he's being controlled.
7th Apr '17 1:27:54 AM rafi
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* In one of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movies, Lilo pulls one of these on Stitch, when his programming is reversed back to "destructive little monster". A finishing "Because I love you" finally made it work.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' manages to do this to his arms in ''Armless But Not Harmless''. [[ItMakesSenseInContext No, really.]]
* When Marge [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpson]] ends up in a roid rage, Homer talks her down in this manner. But not before she cripples all of Moe's regulars. And Disco Stu.
** In the episode "Dog of Death", Burns takes in a runaway Santa's Little Helper and, through ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-type conditioning, transforms him into a vicious attack dog. When Bart comes by looking for Santa's Little Helper, Burns releases the hounds on him. Bart recognizes his dog but not vice versa until, on the verge of being attacked, Bart calls out "I love you, boy!" This triggers in the dog a series of flashbacks to him having fun with Bart, and he reverts back to his old affectionate self.
*** Most of those memories are of Bart secretly feeding Santa's Little Helper.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Prowl jacks himself into [[spoiler: Omega Supreme when Megatron takes control of his body, while Ratchet gives him the trope's talk from the outside. It works and Prowl helps Omega throw off Megatron's control... only for Starscream to take over instead.]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops]].
** Bumblebee has more success with Optimus Prime in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDhHkRtXl14 this classic scene]], justified as Optimus is very much a BigBrotherMentor to him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' manages This is played with in the ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', of all shows. Mario gets brainwashed by an invention of [[strike: Ludwig Von]] Kooky Koopa, and it's up to do Luigi to save him. However, reminding Mario of the good times they had together doesn't work, so he plays a trick on Mario [[ChekhovsGun as he had done earlier while they were arguing]]. This apparently works.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Happened with Jet after he was {{Brainwashed}} in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderLakeLaogai Lake Laogai]]". [[TheHero Aang]] manage to snap him out of it by reminding him of his past as a [[LaResistance freedom fighter]], causing him to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw his sword at]] the brainwashing bad guy. [[spoiler:Who dodges it and kills him without a second thought]].
** Also happens a few times non-verbally with Aang in the Avatar State. It's generally Katara either talking to him desperately or [[CooldownHug hugging him]] at great danger to herself.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. Thor tries doing
this when the other Avengers are mutated into Gamma monsters by the Leader. Sadly, it has no effect.
* Rather beautifully subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''. Blackarachnia has reason
to his arms in ''Armless But Not Harmless''. [[ItMakesSenseInContext No, really.believe the spark of her lover, Silverbolt, is being used to power the villain Thrust. She traps Thrust, breaks through the "shell program", demands Silverbolt come forth... [[spoiler:and is told "Doggie-bot not home!" The spark inside Thrust is actually Waspinator. Silverbolt is inside the ''JerkAss''.]]
* When Marge [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpson]] ends up In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}: Race Against Time'', Gwen does it to Ben who is turned into a young version of the villain Eon. After a while, it works.
** Later subverted
in a roid rage, Homer talks her down in this manner. But not before she cripples all of Moe's regulars. And Disco Stu.
** In the
''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Dog of Death", Burns takes in a runaway Santa's Little Helper and, through ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-type conditioning, transforms him into a vicious attack dog. When Bart comes by looking for Santa's Little Helper, Burns releases "Pet Project". Ship becomes {{Brainwashed}}by the hounds on him. Bart recognizes his dog but not vice versa until, on the verge of being attacked, Bart calls out "I love you, boy!" This triggers in the dog a series of flashbacks Forever Knights to serve as an Anterian Obliterator. In that form,he easily overpowers Ben Gwen Kevin and Julie and manages to corner them at gunpoint.Before he can kill them, however, Julie manages to appeal to him having fun with Bart, and he reverts back to his old affectionate self.
*** Most
succesfully pulls this trope freeing Ship of those memories are of Bart secretly feeding Santa's Little Helper.
their control.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Prowl jacks himself into [[spoiler: Omega Supreme
Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' when Megatron takes control of a villain uses a stolen, personality-swapping helmet on Booster. During the fight, Booster reveals that the helmet did not work on him, due to BizarreAlienBiology: he has two brains, and his body, while Ratchet gives him the trope's talk from the outside. It works and Prowl helps Omega throw off Megatron's control... only for Starscream to take over instead.]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops]].
** Bumblebee has more success with Optimus Prime
personality is stored in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDhHkRtXl14 this classic scene]], justified as Optimus his "bottom brain." Booster is very much a BigBrotherMentor to him. comic relief character, after all.



* Rather beautifully subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''. Blackarachnia has reason to believe the spark of her lover, Silverbolt, is being used to power the villain Thrust. She traps Thrust, breaks through the "shell program", demands Silverbolt come forth... [[spoiler:and is told "Doggie-bot not home!" The spark inside Thrust is actually Waspinator. Silverbolt is inside the ''JerkAss''.]]
* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. In one episode, the Parasite has absorbed the personality of a particularly cunning and devious villain, and the two personalities team up... for a while. Eventually it becomes clear that the clever guy is perfectly willing to let the Parasite die, since, after all, his real body and mind are miles away, and they start battling it out inside the Parasite's head. Meanwhile, Superman, on the sidelines, shouts encouragement to the Parasite personality. It's a subversion because ''both'' personalities are bad guys; Superman is just rooting for the lesser of two evils.

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* Rather beautifully subverted ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** Once Numbuh 5 tries this on Numbuh 1 when he is turned into a Spanky-Happy Vampire. Sadly, it fails.
** Also
in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''. Blackarachnia has reason to believe the spark of her lover, Silverbolt, is being used to power the villain Thrust. She traps Thrust, breaks Operation LIZZIE: After all attempts at getting through a brainwashed Numbuh 1 fail, [[spoiler: it takes him receiving a ShockinglyExpensiveBill to cause the "shell program", demands Silverbolt come forth... [[spoiler:and [[MindControlDevice Boyfriend helmet]] to go haywire and explode, to bring him back to normal.
** Again in Operation ZERO: Nigel attempts this trope while he
is told "Doggie-bot not home!" The spark inside Thrust is actually Waspinator. Silverbolt is inside forced to battle his own friends from Sector V who have been transformed into Grandfather's Senior-Citi-Zombies. It fails, though he manages to use the ''JerkAss''.]]
birthday suits from Operation GRADUATES to partially to reverse the effect.
* ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'':
**
Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. In one episode, the Parasite has absorbed the personality of a particularly cunning and devious villain, and the two personalities team up... for a while. Eventually it becomes clear that the clever guy is perfectly willing to let the Parasite die, since, after all, his real body and mind are miles away, and they start battling it out inside the Parasite's head. Meanwhile, Superman, on the sidelines, shouts encouragement to the Parasite personality. It's a subversion because ''both'' personalities are bad guys; Superman is just rooting for the lesser of two evils.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}: Race Against Time'', Gwen does it to Ben who is turned into a young version of the villain Eon. After a while, it works.
** Later subverted in a ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Pet Project". Ship becomes {{Brainwashed}}by the Forever Knights to serve as an Anterian Obliterator. In that form,he easily overpowers Ben Gwen Kevin and Julie and manages to corner them at gunpoint.Before he can kill them, however, Julie manages to appeal to him and succesfully pulls this trope freeing Ship of their control.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' in "What You Want" and "Control Freaks". In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}: Race Against Time'', Gwen does it WYW, Danny tries to Ben who is turned into get through to a young version of ghost-powered Tucker and fails. Danny winds up tricking Tucker in order to free Tucker from his evil ghost version. In CF, Sam attempts to get through to a brainwashed Danny, succeeding once, only to have Danny put under Freakshow's control again. She attempts later in the villain Eon. After ending and only gets to Danny after getting tossed off a while, it works.
** Later subverted
train over a bridge crossing in a ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Pet Project". Ship becomes {{Brainwashed}}by the Forever Knights valley. Danny comes to serve as an Anterian Obliterator. In that form,he easily overpowers Ben Gwen Kevin his senses and Julie and manages saves her before she falls to corner them at gunpoint.Before he can kill them, however, Julie manages to appeal to him and succesfully pulls this trope freeing Ship of their control.her doom.



* This happened in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Emotion Sickness", where Kim had an emotion-manipulating device on her neck stuck on uncontrollable rage. In the end, she finally caught up with Ron, and began to beat him up ([[JustHitHim with uncharacteristic slowness]]) while he tried to get through to her, without success -- until Shego picked up the slack and put him in real danger.
* This Trope is given a ''sadistic'' twist in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode "The Unconvincing Turtle Titan", where the MadScientist Dr. Malignus brainwashed the heroic Silver Sentry and turned him against Michelangelo:
-->'''Michelangelo:''' Snap out of it, Silver Sentry! You don't really want to hurt me!
-->'''Dr. Malignus:''' Oh, but that's the beauty of it! He really ''doesn't'' want to hurt you! But he can't ''help'' himself!
* [[The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy]]: In the episode "Sycthe For Sale",Irwin steals Grim's scythe and uses it to brainwash Mandy into falling in love with him. Billy tries to distract Irwin with a {{Paper Thin Disguise}} while Grim begs Mandy to resist Irwin's control. It briefly works as Mandy started to regain her senses wondering what is going on. However, Irwin catches on to the deception and hypnotizes her again.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Happened with Jet after he was {{Brainwashed}} in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderLakeLaogai Lake Laogai]]". [[TheHero Aang]] manage to snap him out of it by reminding him of his past as a [[LaResistance freedom fighter]], causing him to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw his sword at]] the brainwashing bad guy. [[spoiler:Who dodges it and kills him without a second thought]].
** Also happens a few times non-verbally with Aang in the Avatar State. It's generally Katara either talking to him desperately or [[CooldownHug hugging him]] at great danger to herself.
* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' when Jenny's absorbed into a giant Cluster-bot. Her prototype sisters attempts to call out to her fail, but her youngest sister, a robot baby, pukes oil on her (seriously) manages to wake her up.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has one of those as the end of Season 2. With Bloom turned into a DarkMagicalGirl by the BigBad, after her friends attempt to fight her yet cannot (half because it's their friend after all, half because Evil Bloom is VERY powerful), and after Riven [[TakingTheBullet almost gets killed to shield an injured Musa]], it's up to Prince Sky to try talking Bloom out of it. It takes a while, but it finally works. It's also a mild subversion since this time the ''heroine'' is the one brainwashed and saved by her love interest.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' in "What You Want" and "Control Freaks". In WYW, Danny tries to get through to a ghost-powered Tucker and fails. Danny winds up tricking Tucker in order to free Tucker from his evil ghost version. In CF, Sam attempts to get through to a brainwashed Danny, succeeding once, only to have Danny put under Freakshow's control again. She attempts later in the ending and only gets to Danny after getting tossed off a train over a bridge crossing in a valley. Danny comes to his senses and saves her before she falls to her doom.

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* This happened ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster'' has a rather interesting example in ''The Wraith Booster'' for two reasons. One, the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Emotion Sickness", where Kim had an emotion-manipulating device on her neck stuck on uncontrollable rage. In the end, she finally caught up with Ron, and began to beat him up ([[JustHitHim with uncharacteristic slowness]]) while he tried to get through to her, without success -- until Shego picked up the slack and put him in real danger.
* This Trope
speech is given a ''sadistic'' twist in by AntiVillain Moordryd Payyn, to Artha, who is TheHero. Second, he gives it when Artha is the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' Dragon Booster, and ''Moordryd doesn't actually know who the Dragon Booster is.''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Bender's Big Score", Bender is subject to this while under the power of the mind-control virus, under an order to kill his best friend Fry. He is only partly successful - still, at least it shows how much he cares about Fry.
-->'''Bender:''' Must obey orders. Ohhhhh. Mustn't kill friend!! Ohhhhhh! Badly want to urinate!!!!! ''[monotone]'' Entering auto destruct sequence. ''[normal]'' Awww crap, I hate auto destruct sequence! ''[monotone]'' Explosion in 7, 6-
-->''(Fry duplicate kicks Bender duplicate back into a cryotube. Fry duplicate turns the dial to one million years)''
-->'''Bender:''' ''(much later) [monotone]'' -4, 3, 2, 1, ''[normal]'' BOOM! ''(Nothing happens. Bender starts to laugh)'' Woah! ''(he explodes)''
* Another subversion in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''
episode "The Unconvincing Turtle Titan", where "Psychocrypt" - By the MadScientist Dr. Malignus brainwashed the heroic Silver Sentry time his team find him, Zach has already had his LifeEnergy ripped out and turned into a Slaverlord. Doc tries this, only to start dodging bullets. The Slaverlord-Zach also fires several ''direct'' shots at Goose, whose abilities allow him against Michelangelo:
-->'''Michelangelo:''' Snap out of it, Silver Sentry! You don't really want
to hurt me!
-->'''Dr. Malignus:''' Oh, but that's
shrug it off long enough to grab the beauty of it! He really ''doesn't'' want crystal.
** Played straight in an elegant way by Zozo in "Showtime." The normally prim and rational Andorians have been reduced
to hurt you! But slavering brutes by captivity (captivity being so repulsive to them their mind snaps). Zozo doesn't plead with the crazed Waldo - he can't ''help'' himself!
simply asks his friend to solve a mathematical equation, which gets Waldo to stop long enough to shake off the crazy.
* [[The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy]]: In the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' episode "Prodigal", Duke has one with [[spoiler: Ripcord, who is being overtaken by his Cobra controlled bio-viper form]]. Duke is ultimately successful when he [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome flat out]] ''orders'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Ripcord to break free from Cobra's mind control.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
In the episode "Sycthe For Sale",Irwin steals Grim's scythe and uses it to brainwash Mandy into falling in love with him. Billy tries to distract Irwin with a {{Paper Thin Disguise}} while Grim begs Mandy to resist Irwin's control. It briefly works as Mandy started to regain her senses wondering what is going on. However, Irwin catches on to the deception and hypnotizes her again.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Happened with Jet after he was {{Brainwashed}} in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderLakeLaogai Lake Laogai]]". [[TheHero Aang]] manage to snap him out
In a episode of it by reminding him ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' (''Masters of his past as a [[LaResistance freedom fighter]], causing him to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw his sword at]] the brainwashing bad guy. [[spoiler:Who dodges it Universe vs. the Snake Men''), Man-at-Arms and kills him without a second thought]].
** Also happens a few times non-verbally with Aang in the Avatar State. It's generally Katara either talking to him desperately or [[CooldownHug hugging him]] at great danger to herself.
* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' when Jenny's absorbed into a giant Cluster-bot. Her prototype sisters attempts to call out to her fail, but her youngest sister, a robot baby, pukes oil on her (seriously) manages to wake her up.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has one of those as the end of Season 2. With Bloom
Teela are turned into a DarkMagicalGirl by the BigBad, after her friends attempt to snakepeople.
-->'''He-Man:''' Man-at-arms,
fight her yet cannot (half because it's their friend after all, half because Evil Bloom is VERY powerful), and after Riven [[TakingTheBullet almost gets killed it!\\
'''Man-at-Arms:''' I can't... nor do I ''want'' to!
** He then proceeds
to shield an injured Musa]], it's up to Prince Sky to try talking Bloom out of it. It takes smack ''He-Man'' around a while, but it finally works. It's also a mild subversion since this time the ''heroine'' is the one brainwashed and saved by her love interest.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' in "What You Want" and "Control Freaks". In WYW, Danny tries to get through to a ghost-powered Tucker and fails. Danny winds up tricking Tucker in order to free Tucker from his evil ghost version. In CF, Sam attempts to get through to a brainwashed Danny, succeeding once, only to have Danny put under Freakshow's control again. She attempts later in the ending and only gets to Danny after getting tossed off a train over a bridge crossing in a valley. Danny comes to his senses and saves her before she falls to her doom.
bit.



* In a episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' (''Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men''), Man-at-Arms and Teela are turned into snakepeople.
-->'''He-Man:''' Man-at-arms, fight it!\\
'''Man-at-Arms:''' I can't... nor do I ''want'' to!
** He then proceeds to smack ''He-Man'' around a bit.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jade tries doing this to her dog, Scruffy, after if has been possessed by the mask of an evil {{Oni}} warrior, to the point of tears. It doesn't work, but Jackie and her team of animals (who were given powers by the defeated dragon demon Shendu's talismans) and a stuffed animal (also given life by the talismans) save her before Scruffy kills her.
** Played straight when Jade's same age friend, Paco, puts on another {{Oni}} warrior mask so that he can be scary for Halloween. The mask's evil slowly takes over him until he was willing to beat up his own wrestling idol, El Toro. On the edge of defeat, El Toro convinces him to remove his mask after he removes his own (which he and Paco agreed he would never do out of pride) and brings him back to his senses enough to fight off the demon's influence (in a rather comical, JimCarrey like fashion) and use Uncle's potion to remove it.
* In "One of Us", WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron tries this trope on his friends and parents, who have been brainwashed by an alien disguised as a kindly old grandma throught the use of televized mass hypnotism, but it doesn't work:
--> '''Jimmy''': Mom! Dad! You can't do this to me!
--> '''Mom''': Oh, we're happy to do it.
--> '''Dad''': Positively ecstatic!
--> '''Jimmy''': But you're not supposed to be happy all the time. You have to be sad sometimes!
--> '''Dad''': Happily that's no longer true.
--> '''Jimmy''': Can't you see, Grandma Tater's show has stolen your emotions and caused you to lose your humanity! Soon the whole world will be a pack of soulless, mindless zombies!
--> '''Sheen''': Wondering if I care... still wondering... NO!
* When WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest is posessed by the Super Smarty Pants, the twins convince Dukey to try one of these in order to get to the one part of Johnny's brain that hasn't been controlled. Dukey gives a speech laden with {{Continuity Nod}}s to achieve this.
* This happened in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''
episode "Emotion Sickness", where Kim had an emotion-manipulating device on her neck stuck on uncontrollable rage. In the end, she finally caught up with Ron, and began to beat him up ([[JustHitHim with uncharacteristic slowness]]) while he tried to get through to her, without success -- until Shego picked up the slack and put him in real danger.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', Roll tries a version
of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' (''Masters this when she is trying to get through to Mega Man, who is under the influence of Wily's mind-control chip. He doesn't really listens to her until Dr. Light interferes and interrupts Wily's control, allowing Roll's words to free him.
* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' when Jenny's absorbed into a giant Cluster-bot. Her prototype sisters attempts to call out to her fail, but her youngest sister, a robot baby, pukes oil on her (seriously) manages to wake her up.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** In a [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbStarWars Star Wars themed episode]], Phineas unsuccessfully attempts this trope when he is forced to battle Ferb who has accidentally been zapped by Darthenshmertz's Sith-inator.
** Carl does this in "Remains
of the Universe vs. Platypus" to Perry who has become Doofenshmirtz' butler due to the Snake Men''), Man-at-Arms and Teela are turned into snakepeople.
-->'''He-Man:''' Man-at-arms, fight it!\\
'''Man-at-Arms:''' I can't... nor do I ''want'' to!
**
effects of an -inator. He then proceeds indirectly succeeds after accidentally spilling a drink on Perry which got him to smack ''He-Man'' around a bit.read the message "I Fight Evil" that he wrote for himself beforehand.



* In one of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movies, Lilo pulls one of these on Stitch, when his programming is reversed back to "destructive little monster". A finishing "Because I love you" finally made it work.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "The Beast Within" puts a twist on it. Cyborg tries to reason with Beast Boy before he and Robin resort to fighting him, but [[spoiler:as it turns out, the one he's trying to reason with is [[DidntSeeThatComing actually Adonis]], who has been transformed into a similar monster. (Beast Boy, for the most part, was actually still able to discern his allies from his enemies, despite falling into bestial rage due to the change.)]]
* Done by Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog in the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]] cartoon to keep his robotizised uncle from doing the same to Tails and Antoine. It worked.
* This is played with in the ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', of all shows. Mario gets brainwashed by an invention of [[strike: Ludwig Von]] Kooky Koopa, and it's up to Luigi to save him. However, reminding Mario of the good times they had together doesn't work, so he plays a trick on Mario [[ChekhovsGun as he had done earlier while they were arguing]]. This apparently works.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', [[spoiler:when Jean and Wanda try to snap Professor Xavier and Magneto respectively out of Apocalypse's mind control. Only defeating Apocalypse can free them.]]
** Played straight twice before, by [[spoiler: Kitty Pryde (against a BrainwashedAndCrazy Wolverine)]] and [[spoiler: Evan Daniels (towards a possessed Storm.)]]
** And toyed with in regards to [[spoiler: a Jean who experiences a serious PowerIncontinence. While Scott ''does'' try to talk her down, what truly works is to have Rogue touch Jean, copy her powers, and contain her psychically.]]
** Also played straight and subverted with Rogue. When all the personalities and powers she's absorbed start forcing their way to the surface, she's talked down at least twice. Each time, however, the one doing the talking makes some sort of slip that triggers one personality or another, causing her to go wild again. It takes Professor X's PsychicPowers and a pep talk from Wolverine to straighten her out completely.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** When Marge ends up in a roid rage, Homer talks her down in this manner. But not before she cripples all of Moe's regulars. And Disco Stu.
**
In one of the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movies, Lilo pulls one episode "Dog of these Death", Burns takes in a runaway Santa's Little Helper and, through ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-type conditioning, transforms him into a vicious attack dog. When Bart comes by looking for Santa's Little Helper, Burns releases the hounds on Stitch, when him. Bart recognizes his programming is reversed dog but not vice versa until, on the verge of being attacked, Bart calls out "I love you, boy!" This triggers in the dog a series of flashbacks to him having fun with Bart, and he reverts back to "destructive little monster". A finishing "Because I love you" finally made it work.
his old affectionate self.
*** Most of those memories are of Bart secretly feeding Santa's Little Helper.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' Parodied in the WesternAnimation/SonicBoom episode "The Beast Within" puts a twist on it. Cyborg "Buster": Sticks tries to reason with Beast Boy before he and Robin resort convince Buster (who is now a giant robot) to fighting him, but [[spoiler:as it turns out, stop hurting her friends by asking him to remember all the one he's trying to reason with is [[DidntSeeThatComing actually Adonis]], who has been transformed into good times they had, followed by a similar monster. (Beast Boy, for series of flashbacks featuring the most part, was actually still able to discern his allies from his enemies, despite falling into bestial rage due to the change.)]]
two. Sticks then says in deadpan:
-->"Yeah, I don't remember any of that either."
* Done by Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog in the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM]] ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' cartoon to keep his robotizised uncle from doing the same to Tails and Antoine. It worked.
* This is played with in the ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'', of all shows. Mario gets brainwashed by an invention of [[strike: Ludwig Von]] Kooky Koopa, and it's up to Luigi to save him. However, reminding Mario of the good times they had together doesn't work, so he plays a trick on Mario [[ChekhovsGun as he had done earlier while they were arguing]]. This apparently works.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', [[spoiler:when Jean ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. The son of Dr. Connors aka The Lizard tries to get through to his rampagin mutated father. There's a flicker of recognition and Wanda try to snap Professor Xavier hesitation in Lizard's eyes, and Magneto respectively out of Apocalypse's mind control. Only defeating Apocalypse can free them.]]
** Played straight twice before, by [[spoiler: Kitty Pryde (against a BrainwashedAndCrazy Wolverine)]] and [[spoiler: Evan Daniels (towards a possessed Storm.)]]
** And toyed with in regards
then it attempts to [[spoiler: a Jean who experiences a serious PowerIncontinence. While Scott ''does'' try to talk her down, what truly works is to have Rogue touch Jean, copy her powers, and contain her psychically.]]
** Also played straight and subverted with Rogue. When all
bite the personalities and powers she's absorbed start forcing their way kid's head off.
* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' has an example, although Spidey ''really'' had
to the surface, she's talked down at least twice. Each time, however, the one doing the talking makes some sort work for it. It involves [[spoiler:Spider-Carnage, an insane alternate-dimension version of slip that triggers one personality or another, causing her to go wild again. It takes Professor X's PsychicPowers himself, and a pep talk not-dead Uncle Ben from Wolverine ''another'' alternate universe getting through to straighten her out completely.him. Even then, it was only enough for him to break free for a moment and kill himself before he could relapse.]]



* Another subversion in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' episode "Psychocrypt" - By the time his team find him, Zach has already had his LifeEnergy ripped out and turned into a Slaverlord. Doc tries this, only to start dodging bullets. The Slaverlord-Zach also fires several ''direct'' shots at Goose, whose abilities allow him to shrug it off long enough to grab the crystal.
** Played straight in an elegant way by Zozo in "Showtime." The normally prim and rational Andorians have been reduced to slavering brutes by captivity (captivity being so repulsive to them their mind snaps). Zozo doesn't plead with the crazed Waldo - he simply asks his friend to solve a mathematical equation, which gets Waldo to stop long enough to shake off the crazy.
* In "One of Us", WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron tries this trope on his friends and parents, who have been brainwashed by an alien disguised as a kindly old grandma throught the use of televized mass hypnotism, but it doesn't work:
--> '''Jimmy''': Mom! Dad! You can't do this to me!
--> '''Mom''': Oh, we're happy to do it.
--> '''Dad''': Positively ecstatic!
--> '''Jimmy''': But you're not supposed to be happy all the time. You have to be sad sometimes!
--> '''Dad''': Happily that's no longer true.
--> '''Jimmy''': Can't you see, Grandma Tater's show has stolen your emotions and caused you to lose your humanity! Soon the whole world will be a pack of soulless, mindless zombies!
--> '''Sheen''': Wondering if I care... still wondering... NO!

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* Another subversion ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'':
** Chiro does this
in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' episode "Psychocrypt" - By the time first episode, "Chiro's Girl" when his team find him, Zach has already had his LifeEnergy ripped girlfriend who [[RoboticReveal turns out to be a robot]], Jinmay, is going on a rampage under the control of both Sakko and Skeleton King. As he shows her the pictures of their date and swearing not to keep secrets anymore, it worked. Cue to Sakko [[PeoplePuppets controlling her arm to grab Chiro while her mind is intact in giant form]].
** Jinmay does the same for Chiro after he's
turned into a Slaverlord. Doc Wraith later in the series.
** In the final episode, [[spoiler:after Sprx is turned evil by the Fire of Hate, Nova refuses to give up on him and
tries this, only to start dodging bullets. reason with him even while he's electrocuting her. She finally reaches him by confessing her love for him.]]
*
The Slaverlord-Zach also fires several ''direct'' shots at Goose, whose abilities allow him ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "The Beast Within" puts a twist on it. Cyborg tries to shrug reason with Beast Boy before he and Robin resort to fighting him, but [[spoiler:as it off long enough to grab turns out, the crystal.
** Played straight in an elegant way by Zozo in "Showtime." The normally prim and rational Andorians have
one he's trying to reason with is [[DidntSeeThatComing actually Adonis]], who has been reduced to slavering brutes by captivity (captivity being so repulsive to them their mind snaps). Zozo doesn't plead with transformed into a similar monster. (Beast Boy, for the crazed Waldo - he simply asks most part, was actually still able to discern his friend allies from his enemies, despite falling into bestial rage due to solve a mathematical equation, which gets Waldo to stop long enough to shake off the crazy.
change.)]]
* In "One of Us", WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'':
** Splinter
tries this trope twice on his friends and parents, who have been mutant Donatello in one episode.
** This Trope is given a ''sadistic'' twist in the episode "The Unconvincing Turtle Titan", where the MadScientist Dr. Malignus
brainwashed by an alien disguised as a kindly old grandma throught the use heroic Silver Sentry and turned him against Michelangelo:
-->'''Michelangelo:''' Snap out
of televized mass hypnotism, it, Silver Sentry! You don't really want to hurt me!
-->'''Dr. Malignus:''' Oh,
but that's the beauty of it! He really ''doesn't'' want to hurt you! But he can't ''help'' himself!
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' manages to do this to his arms in ''Armless But Not Harmless''. [[ItMakesSenseInContext No, really.]]
* Comically subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where Babs tries to convince a mind-controlled chimera-ish monster, who's obeyed into lowering her and her friends into a vat of goop that will mutate them into a monster like him, into remembering the good times together, which prompts a look of anger as she had spent the entire episode beating him up despite his [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declarations of Love]]. It's finally played straight when she admits that she loves him and releases him from his mind-control.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** Prowl jacks himself into [[spoiler: Omega Supreme when Megatron takes control of his body, while Ratchet gives him the trope's talk from the outside. It works and Prowl helps Omega throw off Megatron's control... only for Starscream to take over instead.]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops]].
** Bumblebee has more success with Optimus Prime in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDhHkRtXl14 this classic scene]], justified as Optimus is very much a BigBrotherMentor to him.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' episode "The Sinister Six" Peter tries this on the Lizard. ''It actually works'' and the Lizard reverts back to Connors. Unfortunately Doc Ock steps in to turn him into the Lizard again, and
it doesn't work:
--> '''Jimmy''': Mom! Dad! You can't do this to me!
--> '''Mom''': Oh, we're happy to do it.
--> '''Dad''': Positively ecstatic!
--> '''Jimmy''': But you're not supposed to be happy all the
work a second time. You have to be sad sometimes!
--> '''Dad''': Happily that's no longer true.
--> '''Jimmy''': Can't you see, Grandma Tater's show has stolen your emotions and caused you to lose your humanity! Soon
This trope appears again in "The Man-Wolf" with...well, the whole world will be a pack of soulless, mindless zombies!
--> '''Sheen''': Wondering if I care... still wondering... NO!
Man-Wolf. It happens twice in the episode.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. The son of Dr. Connors aka The Lizard tries to get through to his rampagin mutated father. There's a flicker of recognition and hesitation in Lizard's eyes, and then it attempts to bite the kid's head off.
* The series finale of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' has an example, although Spidey ''really'' had to work for it. It involves [[spoiler:Spider-Carnage, an insane alternate-dimension version of himself, and a not-dead Uncle Ben from ''another'' alternate universe getting through to him. Even then, it was only enough for him to break free for a moment and kill himself before he could relapse.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' episode "The Sinister Six" Peter tries this on the Lizard. ''It actually works'' and the Lizard reverts back to Connors. Unfortunately Doc Ock steps in to turn him into the Lizard again, and it doesn't work a second time. This trope appears again in "The Man-Wolf" with...well, the Man-Wolf. It happens twice in the episode.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. Thor tries doing this when the other Avengers are mutated into Gamma monsters by the Leader. Sadly, it has no effect.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jade tries doing this to her dog, Scruffy, after if has been possessed by the mask of an evil {{Oni}} warrior, to the point of tears. It doesn't work, but Jackie and her team of animals (who were given powers by the defeated dragon demon Shendu's talismans) and a stuffed animal (also given life by the talismans) save her before Scruffy kills her.
** Played straight when Jade's same age friend, Paco, puts on another {{Oni}} warrior mask so that he can be scary for Halloween. The mask's evil slowly takes over him until he was willing to beat up his own wrestling idol, El Toro. On the edge of defeat, El Toro convinces him to remove his mask after he removes his own (which he and Paco agreed he would never do out of pride) and brings him back to his senses enough to fight off the demon's influence (in a rather comical, JimCarrey like fashion) and use Uncle's potion to remove it.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' when a villain uses a stolen, personality-swapping helmet on Booster. During the fight, Booster reveals that the helmet did not work on him, due to BizarreAlienBiology: he has two brains, and his personality is stored in his "bottom brain." Booster is a comic relief character, after all.
* Comically subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where Babs tries to convince a mind-controlled chimera-ish monster, who's obeyed into lowering her and her friends into a vat of goop that will mutate them into a monster like him, into remembering the good times together, which prompts a look of anger as she had spent the entire episode beating him up despite his [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declarations of Love]]. It's finally played straight when she admits that she loves him and releases him from his mind-control.
* Splinter tries this twice on mutant Donatello in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' Numbuh 5 tries this on Numbuh 1 when he is turned into a Spanky-Happy Vampire. Sadly, it fails.
** Also in Operation LIZZIE: After all attempts at getting through a brainwashed Numbuh 1 fail, [[spoiler: it takes him receiving a ShockinglyExpensiveBill to cause the [[MindControlDevice Boyfriend helmet]] to go haywire and explode, to bring him back to normal.
** Again in Operation ZERO: Nigel attempts this trope while he is forced to battle his own friends from Sector V who have been transformed into Grandfather's Senior-Citi-Zombies. It fails, though he manages to use the birthday suits from Operation GRADUATES to partially to reverse the effect.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Bender's Big Score", Bender is subject to this while under the power of the mind-control virus, under an order to kill his best friend Fry. He is only partly successful - still, at least it shows how much he cares about Fry.
-->'''Bender:''' Must obey orders. Ohhhhh. Mustn't kill friend!! Ohhhhhh! Badly want to urinate!!!!! ''[monotone]'' Entering auto destruct sequence. ''[normal]'' Awww crap, I hate auto destruct sequence! ''[monotone]'' Explosion in 7, 6-
-->''(Fry duplicate kicks Bender duplicate back into a cryotube. Fry duplicate turns the dial to one million years)''
-->'''Bender:''' ''(much later) [monotone]'' -4, 3, 2, 1, ''[normal]'' BOOM! ''(Nothing happens. Bender starts to laugh)'' Woah! ''(he explodes)''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' episode "Prodigal", Duke has one with [[spoiler: Ripcord, who is being overtaken by his Cobra controlled bio-viper form]]. Duke is ultimately successful when he [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome flat out]] ''orders'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Ripcord to break free from Cobra's mind control.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster'' has a rather interesting example in ''The Wraith Booster'' for two reasons. One, the speech is given by AntiVillain Moordryd Payyn, to Artha, who is TheHero. Second, he gives it when Artha is the Dragon Booster, and ''Moordryd doesn't actually know who the Dragon Booster is.''
* When WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest is posessed by the Super Smarty Pants, the twins convince Dukey to try one of these in order to get to the one part of Johnny's brain that hasn't been controlled. Dukey gives a speech laden with {{Continuity Nod}}s to achieve this.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'':
** Chiro does this in the first episode, "Chiro's Girl" when his girlfriend who [[RoboticReveal turns out to be a robot]], Jinmay, is going on a rampage under the control of both Sakko and Skeleton King. As he shows her the pictures of their date and swearing not to keep secrets anymore, it worked. Cue to Sakko [[PeoplePuppets controlling her arm to grab Chiro while her mind is intact in giant form]].
** Jinmay does the same for Chiro after he's turned into a Wraith later in the series.
** In the final episode, [[spoiler:after Sprx is turned evil by the Fire of Hate, Nova refuses to give up on him and tries to reason with him even while he's electrocuting her. She finally reaches him by confessing her love for him.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', Roll tries a version of this when she is trying to get through to Mega Man, who is under the influence of Wily's mind-control chip. He doesn't really listens to her until Dr. Light interferes and interrupts Wily's control, allowing Roll's words to free him.
* Parodied in the WesternAnimation/SonicBoom episode "Buster": Sticks tries to convince Buster (who is now a giant robot) to stop hurting her friends by asking him to remember all the good times they had, followed by a series of flashbacks featuring the two. Sticks then says in deadpan:
-->"Yeah, I don't remember any of that either."
* In a Star Wars themed episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Phineas unsuccessfully attempts this trope when he is forced to battle Ferb who has accidentally been zapped by Darthenshmertz's Sith-inator.
**Carl does this in "Remains of the Platypus" to Perry who has become Doofenshmirtz' butler due to the effects of an -inator. He indirectly succeeds after accidentally spilling a drink on Perry which got him to read the message "I Fight Evil" that he wrote for himself beforehand

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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has one of those as the end of Season 2. With Bloom turned into a DarkMagicalGirl by the BigBad, after her friends attempt to fight her yet cannot (half because it's their friend after all, half because Evil Bloom is VERY powerful), and after Riven [[TakingTheBullet almost gets killed to shield an injured Musa]], it's up to Prince Sky to try talking Bloom out of it. It takes a while, but it finally works. It's also a mild subversion since this time the ''heroine'' is the one brainwashed and saved by her love interest.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'':
**
Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. The son of Dr. Connors aka The Lizard tries to get through to his rampagin mutated father. There's a flicker of recognition [[spoiler:when Jean and hesitation in Lizard's eyes, Wanda try to snap Professor Xavier and then it attempts to bite the kid's head off.
* The series finale
Magneto respectively out of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' has an example, although Spidey ''really'' had to work for it. It involves [[spoiler:Spider-Carnage, an insane alternate-dimension version of himself, and a not-dead Uncle Ben from ''another'' alternate universe getting through to him. Even then, it was only enough for him to break Apocalypse's mind control. Only defeating Apocalypse can free for a moment and kill himself before he could relapse.them.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' episode "The Sinister Six" Peter tries this on the Lizard. ''It actually works'' and the Lizard reverts back to Connors. Unfortunately Doc Ock steps in to turn him into the Lizard again, and it doesn't work a second time. This trope appears again in "The Man-Wolf" with...well, the Man-Wolf. It happens twice in the episode.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. Thor tries doing this when the other Avengers are mutated into Gamma monsters by the Leader. Sadly, it has no effect.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jade tries doing this to her dog, Scruffy, after if has been possessed by the mask of an evil {{Oni}} warrior, to the point of tears. It doesn't work, but Jackie and her team of animals (who were given powers by the defeated dragon demon Shendu's talismans) and a stuffed animal (also given life by the talismans) save her before Scruffy kills her.
** Played straight when Jade's same age friend, Paco, puts on another {{Oni}} warrior mask so that he can be scary for Halloween. The mask's evil slowly takes over him until he was willing to beat up his own wrestling idol, El Toro. On the edge of defeat, El Toro convinces him to remove his mask after he removes his own (which he and Paco agreed he would never do out of pride) and brings him back to his senses enough to fight off the demon's influence (in a rather comical, JimCarrey like fashion) and use Uncle's potion to remove it.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' when a villain uses a stolen, personality-swapping helmet on Booster. During the fight, Booster reveals that the helmet did not work on him, due to BizarreAlienBiology: he has two brains, and his personality is stored in his "bottom brain." Booster is a comic relief character, after all.
* Comically subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', where Babs tries to convince a mind-controlled chimera-ish monster, who's obeyed into lowering her and her friends into a vat of goop that will mutate them into a monster like him, into remembering the good times together, which prompts a look of anger as she had spent the entire episode beating him up despite his [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declarations of Love]]. It's finally played straight when she admits that she loves him and releases him from his mind-control.
* Splinter tries this
twice on mutant Donatello in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' Numbuh 5 tries this on Numbuh 1 when he is turned into a Spanky-Happy Vampire. Sadly, it fails.
** Also in Operation LIZZIE: After all attempts at getting through a brainwashed Numbuh 1 fail,
before, by [[spoiler: it takes him receiving Kitty Pryde (against a ShockinglyExpensiveBill to cause the [[MindControlDevice Boyfriend helmet]] to go haywire BrainwashedAndCrazy Wolverine)]] and explode, to bring him back to normal.
** Again in Operation ZERO: Nigel attempts this trope while he is forced to battle his own friends from Sector V who have been transformed into Grandfather's Senior-Citi-Zombies. It fails, though he manages to use the birthday suits from Operation GRADUATES to partially to reverse the effect.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Bender's Big Score", Bender is subject to this while under the power of the mind-control virus, under an order to kill his best friend Fry. He is only partly successful - still, at least it shows how much he cares about Fry.
-->'''Bender:''' Must obey orders. Ohhhhh. Mustn't kill friend!! Ohhhhhh! Badly want to urinate!!!!! ''[monotone]'' Entering auto destruct sequence. ''[normal]'' Awww crap, I hate auto destruct sequence! ''[monotone]'' Explosion in 7, 6-
-->''(Fry duplicate kicks Bender duplicate back into a cryotube. Fry duplicate turns the dial to one million years)''
-->'''Bender:''' ''(much later) [monotone]'' -4, 3, 2, 1, ''[normal]'' BOOM! ''(Nothing happens. Bender starts to laugh)'' Woah! ''(he explodes)''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' episode "Prodigal", Duke has one with
[[spoiler: Ripcord, who is being overtaken by his Cobra controlled bio-viper form]]. Duke is ultimately successful when he Evan Daniels (towards a possessed Storm.)]]
** And toyed with in regards to
[[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome flat out]] ''orders'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Ripcord to break free from Cobra's mind control.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonBooster'' has
a rather interesting example in ''The Wraith Booster'' for two reasons. One, the speech is given by AntiVillain Moordryd Payyn, to Artha, Jean who experiences a serious PowerIncontinence. While Scott ''does'' try to talk her down, what truly works is TheHero. Second, he gives it when Artha is the Dragon Booster, to have Rogue touch Jean, copy her powers, and ''Moordryd doesn't actually know who the Dragon Booster is.''
* When WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest is posessed by the Super Smarty Pants, the twins convince Dukey to try one of these in order to get to the one part of Johnny's brain that hasn't been controlled. Dukey gives a speech laden with {{Continuity Nod}}s to achieve this.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'':
** Chiro does this in the first episode, "Chiro's Girl" when his girlfriend who [[RoboticReveal turns out to be a robot]], Jinmay, is going on a rampage under the control of both Sakko and Skeleton King. As he shows
contain her the pictures of their date and swearing not to keep secrets anymore, it worked. Cue to Sakko [[PeoplePuppets controlling her arm to grab Chiro while her mind is intact in giant form]].
** Jinmay does the same for Chiro after he's turned into a Wraith later in the series.
** In the final episode, [[spoiler:after Sprx is turned evil by the Fire of Hate, Nova refuses to give up on him and tries to reason with him even while he's electrocuting her. She finally reaches him by confessing her love for him.
psychically.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', Roll tries a version of this when she is trying to get through to Mega Man, who is under the influence of Wily's mind-control chip. He doesn't really listens to her until Dr. Light interferes ** Also played straight and interrupts Wily's control, allowing Roll's words to free him.
* Parodied in the WesternAnimation/SonicBoom episode "Buster": Sticks tries to convince Buster (who is now a giant robot) to stop hurting her friends by asking him to remember
subverted with Rogue. When all the good times they had, followed by a series of flashbacks featuring the two. Sticks then says in deadpan:
-->"Yeah, I don't remember any of that either."
* In a Star Wars themed episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Phineas unsuccessfully attempts this trope when he is forced to battle Ferb who has accidentally been zapped by Darthenshmertz's Sith-inator.
**Carl does this in "Remains of the Platypus" to Perry who has become Doofenshmirtz' butler due
personalities and powers she's absorbed start forcing their way to the effects of an -inator. He indirectly succeeds after accidentally spilling a drink on Perry which got him to read surface, she's talked down at least twice. Each time, however, the message "I Fight Evil" one doing the talking makes some sort of slip that he wrote for himself beforehandtriggers one personality or another, causing her to go wild again. It takes Professor X's PsychicPowers and a pep talk from Wolverine to straighten her out completely.
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* At the end of ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Liberation Day]]'', [[spoiler:Chigara]] is suddenly [[VillainOverride taken over]] by the BigBad during the titular Liberation Day ceremony [[spoiler: and begins massacring the assembled delegates]]. Kayto tries to talk her down, reminding her of who she really is and how she isnít the type of person who would do these things. [[spoiler:Thanks to the PowerOfLove, [[HopeSpot Chigara is able to regain control and kick the BigBad out of her body]]Ö [[DiedInYourArmsTonight only to be shot by a third party and die in Kaytoís arms]].]]

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* At the end of In ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Liberation Day]]'', [[spoiler:Chigara]] is suddenly [[VillainOverride taken over]] by the BigBad during the titular Liberation Day ceremony BigBad [[spoiler: and begins massacring the assembled delegates]].delegates attending the Liberation Day ceremony]]. Kayto tries to talk her down, reminding her of who she really is and how she isnít the type of person who would do these things. [[spoiler:Thanks to the PowerOfLove, [[HopeSpot Chigara is able to regain control and kick the BigBad out of her body]]Ö [[DiedInYourArmsTonight only to be shot by a third party and die in Kaytoís arms]].]]
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* At the end of ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Liberation Day]]'', [[spoiler:Chigara]] is suddenly [[VillainOverride taken over]] by the BigBad during the titular Liberation Day ceremony [[spoiler: and begins massacring the assembled delegates]]. Kayto tries to talk her down, reminding her of who she really is and how she isnít the type of person who would do these things. [[spoiler:Thanks to the PowerOfLove, [[HopeSpot Chigara is able to regain control and kick the BigBad out of her body]]Ö [[DiedInYourArmsTonight only to be shot by a third party and die in Kaytoís arms]].]]
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