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23rd Nov '16 9:12:03 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'' reveals that Drizzt Do'Urden's father was, like himself, a rare 'Good' Drow Elf. After Drizzt turns his back on his people and escapes from Menzoberranzon, vengeful High Priestesses of Lolth brings his father back from the dead as a sort of semi-zombie - undead, but still possessing the skills of his former life. The reason being, of course, that Drizzt has proven too fearsome a fighter for all their assassins so far, so they figure that bringing back the man who taught him to fight might be their only shot. During the final confrontation between Drizzt and his zombified dad, pops managed to break free of the priestesses' control for just long enough to give a final farewell to his son, and then jump into a pool of acid so he wouldn't be able to hurt him.

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* ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'' reveals that Drizzt Do'Urden's father was, like himself, a rare 'Good' Drow Elf. After Drizzt turns his back on his people and escapes from Menzoberranzon, vengeful High Priestesses of Lolth brings his father back from the dead as a sort of semi-zombie - undead, but still possessing the skills of his former life. The reason being, of course, that Drizzt has proven too fearsome a fighter for all their assassins so far, so they figure that bringing back the man who taught him to fight might be their only shot. During the final confrontation between Drizzt and his zombified dad, pops managed to break free of the priestesses' control for just long enough to give a final farewell to his son, and then [[HeroicSuicide jump into a pool of acid so he wouldn't be able to hurt him.him]].
9th Aug '16 1:52:16 AM DarkHunter
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* Hypnotism works like this. To be hypnotized, the person must ''want'' to be hypnotized, and while under hypnosis, will not perform any action that goes against their morals. All hypnotists, stage practitioners and therapists alike, agree that this is true.
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9th Aug '16 1:46:50 AM DarkHunter
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Closing Time," The sound of his baby crying is the only thing that breaks Craig free from Cyberman mind control. In fact, the feedback is powerful enough to destroy the ship.
--> '''Craig''': I blew them up! I blew them up with love!
--> '''The Doctor''': Well, actually, the instinctive mammalian drive to protect your offspring created a feedback effect so powerful that... [[DoingInTheScientist all right, yes, you blew them up with love.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Closing Time," The the sound of his baby crying is the only thing that breaks Craig free from Cyberman mind control. In fact, the feedback is powerful enough to destroy the ship.
--> ---> '''Craig''': I blew them up! I blew them up with love!
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love!\\
'''The Doctor''': Well, actually, the instinctive mammalian drive to protect your offspring created a feedback effect so powerful that... [[DoingInTheScientist all right, yes, you blew them up with love.]]]]
** Another Cyberman example: in "Doomsday", the former head of Torchwood is able to rebel against the Cybermen due to her UndyingLoyalty to the nation of England.
** The Cybermen [[RuleOfThree seem very bad at dealing with this]]: in "Death In Heaven", [[spoiler:Danny Pink]] is able to remain free-willed even after his emotions are removed due to his [[ThePowerOfLove love for his girlfriend]]. As the Doctor puts it: "Love isn't an emotion; it's a ''promise''."
12th Jul '16 6:54:56 PM Arivne
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** The Hypnosis skill allowed the user to give commands to the subject, but the subject would not obey commands completely contrary to their nature.
** A character affected by the Spiritual Combat attack Subvert would act the reverse of their normal personality (e.g. Evil instead of Good and vice versa), but they could not be made to directly hurt their friends.

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** The Hypnosis skill allowed allows the user to give commands to the subject, but the subject would will not obey commands completely contrary to their nature.
** A character affected by the Spiritual Combat attack Subvert would will act the reverse of their normal personality (e.g. Evil instead of Good and vice versa), but they could not cannot be made to directly hurt their friends.


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* ''TabletopGame/PsiWorld''. The psionic discipline Suggestion allows the user to plant a mental command into a target's mind. Orders that are completely against the target's way of thinking (such as harming a friend) are ignored.
12th Jul '16 1:52:12 PM Arivne
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*** The Hypnosis ability allowed giving reasonable orders only. The victim couldn't be ordered to kill their friends or associates.
*** Creatures under the effect of the Mass Domination ability would not do anything which was obviously against their basic nature.

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*** The Hypnosis ability allowed allows giving reasonable orders only. The victim couldn't can't be ordered to kill their friends or associates.
*** Creatures under the effect of the Mass Domination ability would will not do anything which was is obviously against their basic nature.



*** Anyone affected by a Rod of Beguiling would not obey commands that would go against their nature or CharacterAlignment.
*** If a creature was under the effect of a Rod of Rulership, giving them an order that was absolutely contrary to their nature would void the magical control.

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*** Anyone affected by a Rod of Beguiling would will not obey commands that would go against their nature or CharacterAlignment.
*** If a creature was is under the effect of a Rod of Rulership, giving them an order that was is absolutely contrary to their nature would will void the magical control.
1st Jul '16 2:19:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Subverted in Anime/CodeGeass - Euphemia hesitates and resists heroically when given the order to kill the Japanese, but the geass is too powerful for her willpower to break through it.
** In Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled part 3, this is how [[spoiler: Lelouch breaks out, though not completely, from the Emperor's geass used to make him think he's the strategist Julius Kingsley. All that matters to Julius is the Emperor's desires, and that couldn't be more contrary to Lelouch's feelings, and his desire to destroy the empire.]]

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* Subverted in Anime/CodeGeass ''Anime/CodeGeass'' - Euphemia hesitates and resists heroically when given the order to kill the Japanese, but the geass is too powerful for her willpower to break through it.
** In Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled part 3, ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'', this is how [[spoiler: Lelouch breaks out, though not completely, from the Emperor's geass used to make him think he's the strategist Julius Kingsley. All that matters to Julius is the Emperor's desires, and that couldn't be more contrary to Lelouch's feelings, and his desire to destroy the empire.]]empire]].
21st Feb '16 4:47:42 PM ReaderAt2046
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* It's mentioned in ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' that mind-control spells have a tendency to fail when used to force someone to act against their most fundamental nature. For example, Antithesis refrains from trying to enchant an Ursa Minor because she suspects that doing so would cause her to lose her hold on its Ursa ''Major'' mother. Similarly, even Thrash Metail's mind-control can't make Octavia pass off bad music as good.
29th Dec '15 6:36:55 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom has a Hypnoticon device that can put hypnotic commands in the minds of others. If a command goes against the victim's morals they can resist it.

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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom has a Hypnoticon device that can put hypnotic commands in the minds of others. If a command goes against the victim's morals they can resist it.
7th Dec '15 10:03:34 AM lavendermintrose
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** The same happens with [[spoiler:Nunnally]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', when Lelouch geass her into giving her the control to launch a bunch of Freiya bombs. She resist at first, but ultimately succumbs to the geass.

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** The same happens with [[spoiler:Nunnally]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass R2'', when In Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled part 3, this is how [[spoiler: Lelouch breaks out, though not completely, from the Emperor's geass her into giving her used to make him think he's the control strategist Julius Kingsley. All that matters to launch a bunch of Freiya bombs. She resist at first, but ultimately succumbs to Julius is the geass.Emperor's desires, and that couldn't be more contrary to Lelouch's feelings, and his desire to destroy the empire.]]
18th Oct '15 3:15:39 PM Austin
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* In ''Exiles'', Mimic's body has been snatched by Proteus. He finds himself unable to kill Blink because of Mimic's love for her. Even after leaving Mimic's body, he suffered of the feedback of his feelings and tried several times to get close with her.

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* In ''Exiles'', ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'', Mimic's body has been snatched by Proteus. He finds himself unable to kill Blink because of Mimic's love for her. Even after leaving Mimic's body, he suffered of the feedback of his feelings and tried several times to get close with her.
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