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11th Feb '16 2:23:44 PM LiefKatano
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--->'''Stormtrooper:''' Come with me so I can check you out.\\ '''Corran:''' I don't need to go with you.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' You don't need to go with me?\\ '''Corran:''' ''[thinking] Hey, it's working. I'm influencing his mind. [aloud]'' I can go about my business.\\
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--->'''Stormtrooper:''' Come with me so I can check you out.\\ '''Corran:''' I don't need to go with you.\\ you. '''Stormtrooper:''' You don't need to go with me?\\ me? '''Corran:''' ''[thinking] Hey, it's working. I'm influencing his mind. [aloud]'' I can go about my business.\\
11th Feb '16 2:21:35 PM LiefKatano
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11th Feb '16 6:03:44 AM FoxBluereaver
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-->'''Stormtrooper:''' Let me see your identification.\\ -->'''Obi-Wan:''' You don't need to see his identification.\\ -->'''Stormtrooper:''' We don't need to see his identification.\\ -->'''Obi-Wan:''' These aren't the droids you're looking for.\\ -->'''Stormtrooper:''' These aren't the droids we're looking for.\\ -->'''Obi-Wan:''' He can go about his business.\\ -->'''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business.\\ -->'''Obi-Wan:''' Move along.\\
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-->'''Stormtrooper:''' Let me see your identification.\\ identification. -->'''Obi-Wan:''' You don't need to see his identification.\\ identification. -->'''Stormtrooper:''' We don't need to see his identification.\\ identification -->'''Obi-Wan:''' These aren't the droids you're looking for.\\ -->'''Stormtrooper:''' These aren't the droids we're looking for.\\ -->'''Obi-Wan:''' He can go about his business.\\ business. -->'''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business.\\ -->'''Obi-Wan:''' Move along.\\

--->'''Qui-Gon:''' Credits ''will'' do fine.\\ '''Watto:''' No, they ''won't''! What, you think you're some kinda Jedi, waving your hand around like that? I'm a Toydarian! Mind tricks don'a work on me, only money.
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--->'''Qui-Gon:''' Credits ''will'' do fine.\\ '''Watto:''' fine. --->'''Watto:''' No, they ''won't''! What, you think you're some kinda Jedi, waving your hand around like that? I'm a Toydarian! Mind tricks don'a work on me, only money.
11th Feb '16 6:00:35 AM FoxBluereaver
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'''Obi-Wan:''' You don't need to see his identification.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' We don't need to see his identification.\\ '''Obi-Wan:''' These aren't the droids you're looking for.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' These aren't the droids we're looking for.\\ '''Obi-Wan:''' He can go about his business.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business.\\ '''Obi-Wan:''' Move along.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' Move along. Move along.
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'''Obi-Wan:''' -->'''Obi-Wan:''' You don't need to see his identification.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' -->'''Stormtrooper:''' We don't need to see his identification.\\ '''Obi-Wan:''' -->'''Obi-Wan:''' These aren't the droids you're looking for.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' -->'''Stormtrooper:''' These aren't the droids we're looking for.\\ '''Obi-Wan:''' -->'''Obi-Wan:''' He can go about his business.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' -->'''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business.\\ '''Obi-Wan:''' -->'''Obi-Wan:''' Move along.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' -->'''Stormtrooper:''' Move along. Move along.
2nd Feb '16 12:06:34 AM TomWalpertac2
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-->'''Vader:''' ''[waves hand]'' This is the perfect project for you.\\ '''Committee Guy:''' This is the perfect project for us. ''[the leader smacks him]'' Sorry, master.\\ '''Leader:''' Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me. Around here, I'm the Emperor. This is my galaxy. And in my galaxy, I need ''product.''
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-->'''Vader:''' ''[waves hand]'' This is the perfect project for you.\\ '''Committee -->'''Committee Guy:''' This is the perfect project for us. ''[the leader smacks him]'' Sorry, master.\\ '''Leader:''' -->'''Leader:''' Your Jedi mind tricks won't work on me. Around here, I'm the Emperor. This is my galaxy. And in my galaxy, I need ''product.''
1st Feb '16 11:59:29 PM TomWalpertac2
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* Luke uses the trick successfully in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' on Jabba the Hutt's majordomo, but fails when he tries to influence Jabba himself; explained in the ExpandedUniverse as Hutts, one and all (but particularly the successful ones like Jabba), having the opposite of a weak mind. * In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Obi-Wan uses this to get rid of a guy trying to sell him death sticks. According to Wookieepedia, the guy really ''did'' go home and genuinely rethink his life as he was told to, even breaking his own addiction to death sticks, though for a period he fell back into his old ways. During a conversation with Padmé, Anakin again clarifies that the trick ''only'' works on the weak minded. * The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization portrays this from the perspective of the tricked, a guard at Senate. The guard rationalizes his letting the Jedi in by thinking that since the Senate is so secure the Jedi couldn't possibly escape or cause trouble and they're being so reasonable about it that he doesn't want to come off as an unreasonable fellow himself by trying to arrest them just now when it can be done later. * In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[spoiler:this is one of Rey's first conscious uses of her powers. As she's just become aware of them, it takes [[RuleOfThree three]] efforts to do it on a Stormtrooper before it clicks - the first couple of times, the target is just annoyed.]] [[AC:Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse]] * ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': ** When the Jedi are interrogating the Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane, who certainly does not possess a weak mind, he is easily able to brush off a single Jedi's attempt. It takes a second Jedi joining in for him to notice it, and a third for him to really start feeling the effects. In the end, he ''still'' manages to resist, though doing so nearly tears his mind apart. ** A Jedi Padawan attempts a mind trick on a [[LizardFolk Trandoshan]], who resists it; Chewbacca slugs him, and the Trandoshan suddenly becomes much more susceptible to persuasion. [[AC:Franchise/StarWarsLegends]] * In a ''Star Wars: ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' comic, the imperial princess reveals herself when she tries to use a mind trick on Cade Skywalker, a former Jedi. He pretends it works, and then leaves to go check who she is and how much the bounty the Sith placed on her is worth. * Literature: ** Corran Horn, at a point where he's unaware of his Jedi heritage, succeeds with a nonverbal mind trick in the Literature/XWingSeries, making a searcher pass him by. After he learns of his Force abilities, he tries it again more conventionally, gets cocky about it, and fails miserably. --->'''Stormtrooper:''' Come with me so I can check you out.\\ '''Corran:''' I don't need to go with you.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' You don't need to go with me?\\ '''Corran:''' ''[thinking] Hey, it's working. I'm influencing his mind. [aloud]'' I can go about my business.\\ '''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business? ''[shakes head]'' Your business is my business, void-brain. ** In ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', Jorus C'baoth's version of the Mind Trick isn't nice enough to distinguish between the weak-minded and the not. When he says that he doesn't have time for this, ''everyone'', with the exceptions of Commander Thrawn and Senator Palpatine, gives way and looks back on what they agreed to with frustration. In a rather nice bit of quiet characterization, a young Anakin Skywalker is impressed. ** In Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, the clone Joruus C'baoth is, if anything, worse, since his Mind Trick apparently works by tearing apart the mind of the target and rearranging it to suit. He does this to a general, and it's... well, MindRape at its [[SarcasmMode finest.]] This extreme version apparently takes time, but the end result is that the general is reduced to nothing but an extension of C'boath's will [[spoiler: who dies of cortical shutdown a few hours after the disruption of the Force cuts him off from C'baoth's mind.]] He doesn't go as far with Captain Pellaeon, but the readers still see that while Pellaeon's ''mouth'' is agreeing, his thoughts are resisting in vain. The [[AllThereInTheManual Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook]] states that Pellaeon's willpower was permanently eroded by this, although considering that this is [[BadAss Gilad Pelleaon]], this is still akin to eroding a few centimeters off the face of Everest.
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* Luke uses the trick successfully in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' on Jabba the Hutt's majordomo, but fails when he tries to influence Jabba himself; explained in the ExpandedUniverse as Hutts, one and all (but particularly the successful ones like Jabba), having the opposite of a weak mind. * In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Obi-Wan uses this to get rid of a guy trying to sell him death sticks. According to Wookieepedia, the guy really ''did'' go home and genuinely rethink his life as he was told to, even breaking his own addiction to death sticks, though for a period he fell back into his old ways. During a conversation with Padmé, Anakin again clarifies that the trick ''only'' works on the weak minded. minded. * The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization portrays this from the perspective of the tricked, a guard at Senate. The guard rationalizes his letting the Jedi in by thinking that since the Senate is so secure the Jedi couldn't possibly escape or cause trouble and they're being so reasonable about it that he doesn't want to come off as an unreasonable fellow himself by trying to arrest them just now when it can be done later. later. * Luke uses the trick successfully in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' on Jabba the Hutt's majordomo, but fails when he tries to influence Jabba himself; explained in the ExpandedUniverse as Hutts, one and all (but particularly the successful ones like Jabba), having the opposite of a weak mind. * In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[spoiler:this is one of Rey's first conscious uses of her powers. As she's just become aware of them, it takes [[RuleOfThree three]] efforts to do it on a Stormtrooper before it clicks - the first couple of times, the target is just annoyed.]] [[AC:Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse]] ]] [[AC:Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse]] * ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': ** When the Jedi are interrogating the Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane, who certainly does not possess a weak mind, he is easily able to brush off a single Jedi's attempt. It takes a second Jedi joining in for him to notice it, and a third for him to really start feeling the effects. In the end, he ''still'' manages to resist, though doing so nearly tears his mind apart. apart. ** A Jedi Padawan attempts a mind trick on a [[LizardFolk Trandoshan]], who resists it; Chewbacca slugs him, and the Trandoshan suddenly becomes much more susceptible to persuasion. [[AC:Franchise/StarWarsLegends]] persuasion. [[AC:Franchise/StarWarsLegends]] * In a ''Star Wars: ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' comic, the imperial princess reveals herself when she tries to use a mind trick on Cade Skywalker, a former Jedi. He pretends it works, and then leaves to go check who she is and how much the bounty the Sith placed on her is worth. worth. * Literature: Literature: ** Corran Horn, at a point where he's unaware of his Jedi heritage, succeeds with a nonverbal mind trick in the Literature/XWingSeries, making a searcher pass him by. After he learns of his Force abilities, he tries it again more conventionally, gets cocky about it, and fails miserably. miserably. --->'''Stormtrooper:''' Come with me so I can check you out.\\ \\ '''Corran:''' I don't need to go with you.\\ \\ '''Stormtrooper:''' You don't need to go with me?\\ me?\\ '''Corran:''' ''[thinking] Hey, it's working. I'm influencing his mind. [aloud]'' I can go about my business.\\ \\ '''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business? ''[shakes head]'' Your business is my business, void-brain. void-brain. ** In ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', Jorus C'baoth's version of the Mind Trick isn't nice enough to distinguish between the weak-minded and the not. When he says that he doesn't have time for this, ''everyone'', with the exceptions of Commander Thrawn and Senator Palpatine, gives way and looks back on what they agreed to with frustration. In a rather nice bit of quiet characterization, a young Anakin Skywalker is impressed. impressed. ** In Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, the clone Joruus C'baoth is, if anything, worse, since his Mind Trick apparently works by tearing apart the mind of the target and rearranging it to suit. He does this to a general, and it's... well, MindRape at its [[SarcasmMode finest.]] This extreme version apparently takes time, but the end result is that the general is reduced to nothing but an extension of C'boath's will [[spoiler: who dies of cortical shutdown a few hours after the disruption of the Force cuts him off from C'baoth's mind.]] He doesn't go as far with Captain Pellaeon, but the readers still see that while Pellaeon's ''mouth'' is agreeing, his thoughts are resisting in vain. The [[AllThereInTheManual Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook]] states that Pellaeon's willpower was permanently eroded by this, although considering that this is [[BadAss Gilad Pelleaon]], this is still akin to eroding a few centimeters off the face of Everest.
6th Jan '16 7:54:25 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[spoiler:this is one of Rey's first conscious uses of her powers. As she's just become aware of them, it takes [[RuleOfThree three]] efforts before it clicks - the first couple of times, the target is just annoyed.]]
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[spoiler:this is one of Rey's first conscious uses of her powers. As she's just become aware of them, it takes [[RuleOfThree three]] efforts to do it on a Stormtrooper before it clicks - the first couple of times, the target is just annoyed.]]
2nd Jan '16 5:14:17 PM dmcreif
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* [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] from ''Series/JessicaJones'' is a dark example of this. He says a command to you and you ''will'' do it, up to and including murder. Lampshaded at one point when Jessica decides to see if she can straighten up Kilgrave by using him to talk down a hostage taker: -->''[Jessica, with Kilgrave in tow, comes across two cops]'' -->'''Cops:''' Whoa-whoa-whoa. What are you doing? -->'''Kilgrave:''' We can go about our business. Move along. Move along. -->'''Jessica Jones:''' Obi-Wan Kenobi? -->'''Kilgrave:''' But cooler.
2nd Jan '16 5:05:29 PM dmcreif
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23rd Dec '15 6:03:56 PM TrueBlue170
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