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26th Mar '17 9:34:17 PM StClair
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'''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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'''Watto:''' No, they ''won't''! ''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.
24th Feb '17 7:34:08 AM Allronix
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*** Two Companion characters can even make use of it; the Smuggler's companion Guss Tuno (a failed Padawan) and the Agent's companion Raina Temple (who was sent to the Chiss to prevent her from being conscripted into the Sith). In both cases, that's roughly the extent of their Force abilities. It's established as a very ''rudimentary'' trick.
11th Feb '17 6:31:41 PM Seanette
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* Anyone who has worked in any form of customer service has no doubt experienced the customer who tries this by simply ignoring the worker and repeating what they want over and over. Mileage is highly variable, and this sort of behavior really doesn't improve the worker's day, so please DontTryThisAtHome.
25th Jan '17 11:18:58 PM bwburke94
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', when Nice Guy uses his superpower on people, they see him as [[TheNondescript just another face in the crowd]]--one that could not possibly be a threat (even though [[SerialKiller he absolutely is]]).



* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', when Nice Guy uses his superpower on people, they see him as [[TheNondescript just another face in the crowd]]--one that could not possibly be a threat (even though [[SerialKiller he absolutely is]]).
6th Jan '17 5:30:11 PM Geoduck
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'''Rey:''' And you'll drop your weapon.\\
'''Stormtrooper:''' ''And'' I'll drop my weapon. ''[drops weapon]''

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'''Rey:''' And you'll drop your weapon.\\
weapon!\\
'''Stormtrooper:''' ''And'' ''Annnd'' I'll drop my weapon. ''[drops weapon]''
29th Dec '16 11:01:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Film/MenInBlack'' have the Neuralizer for this purpose, with, strangely enough, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia only three settings]]: days, months, and years. The Neuralizer used on Tee in the second movie has an "hours" setting.

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* The ''Film/MenInBlack'' have the Neuralizer for this purpose, with, strangely enough, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia only three settings]]: days, months, and years. The Neuralizer used on Tee in the second movie has an "hours" setting.
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* The ''Film/MenInBlack'' have the Neuralizer for this purpose, with, strangely enough, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia only three settings]]: days, months, and years. The Neuralizer used on Tee in the second movie has an "hours" setting.
29th Dec '16 10:12:14 PM Willbyr
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'''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]:''' I don't wanna fight you. I wanna... Hey, this is like the Jedi mind trick!\\

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'''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]:''' '''Franchise/TheFlash:''' I don't wanna fight you. I wanna... Hey, this is like the Jedi mind trick!\\



!!You will read the Examples below:

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!!You will read the Examples below:
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'''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.

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'''Corran:''' ''[thinking] [''thinking''] Hey, it's working. I'm influencing his mind. [aloud]'' [''aloud''] I can go about my business.\\
'''Stormtrooper:''' You can go about your business? ''[shakes head]'' [''shakes head''] Your business is my business, void-brain.



** 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 Gilad Pelleaon, this is still akin to eroding a few centimeters off the face of Everest.

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** 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.]] 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 [[spoiler:who dies of cortical shutdown a few hours after the disruption of the Force cuts him off from C'baoth's mind.]] 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 Gilad Pelleaon, this is still akin to eroding a few centimeters off the face of Everest.
29th Dec '16 5:56:06 AM AirofMystery
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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Obi-Wan uses this to get rid of a guy named Elan Sleezabongo trying to sell him death sticks. According to Wookieepedia, he 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.

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* In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Obi-Wan uses this to get rid of a guy named [[AwesomeMcCoolName Elan Sleezabongo Sleazebaggano]] ([[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Elan_Sleazebaggano yes]]) trying to sell him death sticks. According to Wookieepedia, he 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.
19th Dec '16 12:40:03 PM john_e
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** May have been used in older seasons, possibly more than once. The psychic paper has a very similar effect, even down to not working on the strong minded (ie. Shakespeare); for the first few seasons of the New Series it seemed to be used every other episode. When the Doctor tries to use the paper to make a kid believe he (the Doctor) is a responsible adult, the paper breaks. Because it could not tell such a big lie.

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** May have been used Used by the Doctor in older seasons, possibly more than once. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]" to get civilians out of the danger area.
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The psychic paper has a very similar effect, even down to not working on the strong minded (ie. Shakespeare); for the first few seasons of the New Series it seemed to be used every other episode. When the Doctor tries to use the paper to make a kid believe he (the Doctor) is a responsible adult, the paper breaks. Because it could not tell such a big lie.
14th Dec '16 7:20:46 AM GrigorII
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the Titans chasing a villain with a magic remote through a bunch of (parodies of) TV shows and movies. When they come to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' parody, Beast Boy attempts this, swiping Raven's cloak to complete the Obi-Wan look. [[RealityEnsues It fails miserably]], because he tries it on [[FridgeBrilliance droids]].
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