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22nd Aug '17 8:29:18 PM PaulA
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* In Mercedes Lackey's ''[[Literature/BardicVoices The Lark & the Wren]]'', Rune forces the elves to dance to her fiddle.

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* In Mercedes Lackey's ''[[Literature/BardicVoices The Lark & the Wren]]'', ''Literature/TheLarkAndTheWren'', Rune forces the elves to dance to her fiddle.
20th Aug '17 5:02:48 PM DienShihGeng
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'' introduces the Groovitron, a miniature disco-ball shaped device that forces every NPC on the screen to dance until it runs its course. Notable in that every species/significant NPC has a unique reaction to it-- you even get a [[ThatOneAchievement skill point]] for targeting everything that ''can'' dance.
** In the sequel game, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'', you disguise yourself as Dr. Nefarious at one point. While disguised, you can give various orders to the monsters working under you, one of which is, "Dance."

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'' introduces the Groovitron, a miniature disco-ball shaped device that forces every NPC enemies on the screen to dance until it runs its course. Notable in that every species/significant species and even significant NPC has a unique reaction to it-- you even get a [[ThatOneAchievement skill point]] for targeting everything that ''can'' dance.
** In the sequel game, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'', you disguise yourself as Dr. Nefarious at one point. While disguised, you can give various orders to the monsters robots working under you, one of which is, "Dance."
18th Aug '17 6:15:09 AM lrrose
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* In ''[[VideoGame/CrusaderKings Crusader Kings 2]]'', a rare event can get your character infected by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_mania dancing plague]], which can cause you to die of exhaustion.
21st Jul '17 5:59:04 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' series has an ability called [[InconsistentDub Entice Dance/Lure Dance/Sultry Dance]] that causes the target to uncontrollably break out into a jig. Play ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII VIII]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters Monsters]]: Joker'' (or newer) to see how it works.

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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series has an ability called [[InconsistentDub Entice Dance/Lure Dance/Sultry Dance]] that causes the target to uncontrollably break out into a jig. Play ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII VIII]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters Monsters]]: Joker'' (or newer) to see how it works.
4th May '17 6:34:47 AM Siempie
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* In the 2017-version of ''Theatre/Portal2TheUnauthorizedMusical'', [=GLaDOS=] does this to Chell, Wheatley and the other cores during "[[IAmSong I'm]] [[VillainSong Alive]]". She treats them like PeoplePuppets, forcing them to dance with her and bow to her. They are visibly distressed by this, going as far as to [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal pull, push and pound]] on their own legs in an attempt to get them unstuck from the ground.
27th Apr '17 2:18:41 PM StFan
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* '''Incapacitation''': The dance hinders the victims' action or renders them helpless.
* '''PlayingWithPuppets[=/=]HypnoFool''': The dance is intended to humiliate the victim or make him/her look foolish.
* '''Torture''': The dance will exhaust the victim. In extreme cases, the person is forced to dance until he or she dies.
* '''Aesthetics''': The person controlling the dance wants to see the other person move in a way that visually appeals to him/her.

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* '''Incapacitation''': '''Incapacitation:''' The dance hinders the victims' action or renders them helpless.
* '''PlayingWithPuppets[=/=]HypnoFool''': '''PlayingWithPuppets[=/=]HypnoFool:''' The dance is intended to humiliate the victim or make him/her look foolish.
* '''Torture''': '''Torture:''' The dance will exhaust the victim. In extreme cases, the person is forced to dance until he or she dies.
* '''Aesthetics''': '''Aesthetics:''' The person controlling the dance wants to see the other person move in a way that visually appeals to him/her.



* ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'': Pied Piper's flute has a dial that can be set to any known creature and makes them dance uncontrollably when he plays. The bounty hunter uses his flute to capture his quarry by forcing them to dance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'': The Pied Piper's flute has a dial that can be set to any known creature and makes them dance uncontrollably when he plays. The bounty hunter uses his flute to capture his quarry by forcing them to dance. He teaches some witches a lesson by forcing them to ''break dance''. Later he singlehandedly defeats the BadassArmy of Ogres with a full choreography and a conga line straight to Rumpelstiltskin's castle.



* ''Series/FlandersCompany''. This is the primary superpower of wannabe supervillain Kevin (along with creating his own music and light effects). His "groove" is so intense that when he start dancing, others feel compelled to follow. He mostly aims at incapacitation, though he uses the power once to drag an opponent [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]]. Unfortunately, a strong-willed enough enemy (like Sadoman) can break the influence, and then it gets painful for Kevin.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Tenshirock the hacker's s favorite means of making player's life hell is to block their avatar in dancing mode. And if the player happens to have gotten on his bad side recently, they'll be lucky if their avatar is wearing anything else than underwear (webseries and novels) or a silly costume (comic) during the process.

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* ''Series/FlandersCompany''. ''Series/FlandersCompany'': This is the primary superpower of wannabe supervillain Kevin (along with creating his own music and light effects). His "groove" is so intense that when he start dancing, others feel compelled to follow. He mostly aims at incapacitation, incapacitating, though he uses the power once to drag an opponent [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]]. Unfortunately, a strong-willed enough enemy (like Sadoman) can break the influence, and then it gets painful for Kevin.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', Tenshirock the hacker's Hacker's s favorite means of making player's life hell is to block their avatar in dancing mode. And if the player happens to have gotten on his bad side recently, they'll be lucky if their avatar is wearing anything else than underwear (webseries and novels) or a silly costume (comic) during the process.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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17th Mar '17 7:34:37 AM TudorRose
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* Music/KateBush's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zB_kgWpC5o The Red Shoes]]" is inspired by Creator/HansChristianAndersen's story of the same name. In the video she is tricked into putting on a pair of red ballet shoes which cause her to dance uncontrollably.
-->''She gotta dance, she gotta dance\\
And she can't stop 'till them shoes come off\\
These shoes do, a kind of voodoo\\
They're gonna make her dance 'till her legs fall off''
16th Jan '17 5:01:54 PM Scorntex
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* ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops:'' One of the ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'' Loops has Twilight Sparkle use the Disco Phial (see Video Games), given to her by Smaug, on Nightmare Moon. Then she notices that everyone else is being made to dance as well.
26th Nov '16 12:50:00 AM SenorCornholio
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse'', Para Para Boogie from Dragon Ball GT appears under the name "Dancing Parapara" as a Super Skill.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse'', Para Para Boogie from Dragon Ball GT appears under the name "Dancing Parapara" as a Super Skill. Like its debut appearance, its main purpose is to leave the opponent wide open to either a follow-up attack or an allied fighter.
3rd Nov '16 11:31:58 PM KidDynamite
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* Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe, while performing the song "The Sound Of Tomorrow". The Jon would start playing and the other bots would dance uncontrollably, much to their dismay. Can be seen here [[http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdeBOXhz43M]].



* In the WesternAnimation/PorkyPig ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''The Wearing of the Grin'', Porky is forced to put on some green shoes which make him dance through a nightmare landscape.
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