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21st May '16 11:58:20 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': When Team Gibbs is questioning a random hotel desk clerk, he claims the person they are looking for pulled one of these on him.
21st May '16 7:25:40 AM cricri3007
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*** At one point in the sequel, you can attempt it on Toydarian dock worker to convince him you are authorized to land here. It doesn't work.
19th May '16 9:50:46 AM GrigorII
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Note that this trope is named after a scene from ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is frequently parodied. Usually, a blockhead with no special powers is detained by the police, he waves his hand in Obi-Wan style, and the police reacts with something like "[[FlatWhat What?]] [[RealityEnsues Shoot to kill]]!". That is '''NOT''' an example of this trope, that just a ShoutOut to Star Wars. Help to prevent TropeDecay.
19th May '16 2:26:58 AM shawn_allen
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** His power, though, comes across literally. For example, he tells Trish, "Put a bullet in your skull," meaning "kill yourself." Fortunately, she had used up all her ammunition so she winds up trying to shove a spent bullet into her brain. Jessica manages to convince her that placing a bullet in her mouth literally interprets the order.
28th Apr '16 3:52:10 AM 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.



* 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.
20th Apr '16 6:45:15 PM CerotechOmega
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* During the raid on Eternia Central Command in ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', the party finds itself coming upon a group of guards on patrol. Tiz, who had just woken up, attempts this on the guards to get them to go away. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It works.]]
18th Apr '16 3:43:17 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ly-DoG8Wb0 In a scene cut from the original US version]], but present in the international ones, Film/AustinPowers hypnotizes a mook [[HeyItsThatGuy played by Christian Slater]]. First with "Everything seems to be in order!", then with "I am going to go across the street and get you some orange sherbet!" and "Here, have a piece of gum!" Turning this into a BrickJoke, as Austin and Vanessa are escaping from the CollapsingLair, the mook returns with the sherbet.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ly-DoG8Wb0 In a scene cut from the original US version]], but present in the international ones, Film/AustinPowers hypnotizes a mook [[HeyItsThatGuy played by Christian Slater]].Slater. First with "Everything seems to be in order!", then with "I am going to go across the street and get you some orange sherbet!" and "Here, have a piece of gum!" Turning this into a BrickJoke, as Austin and Vanessa are escaping from the CollapsingLair, the mook returns with the sherbet.
24th Mar '16 6:47:49 PM Riverstyx197
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** Axii returns in the same capacity in ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt''. However, there are some scenes where it will not work at all and can make the situation a lot worse, usually if there are witnesses around to see you do it.
5th Mar '16 12:00:54 PM Anddrix
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* As a spirit user, Lissa Dragomir from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is capable of these as well. She gets to use it to enter Tarasov prison while hiding Eddie Castile's real features and making Rose and herself appear as common humans.

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* As a spirit user, spirit-user, Lissa Dragomir from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' is capable of these as well. She gets to use it to enter Tarasov prison while hiding Eddie Castile's real features and making Rose and herself appear as common humans.
1st Mar '16 2:06:13 PM HeraldAlberich
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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.]]

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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 clicks--the first couple of times, the target is just annoyed.]]






** 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Ezra repeatedly tries and fails, usually resulting in Kanan stepping in and doing it himself. In "Homecoming," Ezra finally got it right on an Imperial captain, but the first try still failed.

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** A Jedi Padawan attempts a mind trick on a [[LizardFolk [[TheReptilians Trandoshan]], who resists it; Chewbacca slugs him, and the Trandoshan suddenly becomes much more susceptible to persuasion.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Ezra repeatedly tries and fails, usually resulting in Kanan stepping in and doing it himself. In "Homecoming," Ezra finally got gets it right on an Imperial captain, but the first try still failed.
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** 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.

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** Corran Horn, at a point where he's unaware of his Jedi heritage, succeeds with a nonverbal mind trick in the Literature/XWingSeries, ''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.



** 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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** In Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, ''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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** ''Literature/DarkLordTheRiseOfDarthVader'': Utilized by Bol Chatak and Olee Starstone in order to hold onto their Jedi equipment while disguised as ordinary prisoners. Roan Shryne, seeing the diminishing of the light side of the Force as a personal failure, isn't sure he can pull off the mind trick at all, but successfully uses it on a guard in order to escape when the prisoners are set to be transported offworld.
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