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6th Dec '16 4:37:48 AM Morgenthaler
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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.]] 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'', 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]], Pelleaon, this is still akin to eroding a few centimeters off the face of Everest.
20th Nov '16 6:23:39 AM igordebraga
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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 (played by Creator/DanielCraig!) before it clicks--the first couple of times, the target is just annoyed.]]
31st Oct '16 10:14:06 AM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier The man in the wheelchair]] and the two others with him have their passes in order. MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere...

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier The man in the wheelchair]] and the two others with him have their passes in order. MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere...
21st Oct '16 9:15:38 PM JMQwilleran
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* [[spoiler:Emma]] of the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' games is capable of using [[spoiler:her magic]] for this.
-->[[spoiler:'''Emma''']]: We're just common travelers and we aren't on that list of yours. Which means we can pass, right?
-->'''Provincial Army Soldier''': ...Hmph. Why're you still standing there? Go along inside. Just don't go causing any trouble unless you want to find yourselves arrested.
16th Oct '16 7:26:58 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
12th Sep '16 8:54:49 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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'''Stormtrooper:''' [[SubvertedTrope I'll tighten those restraints]], [[YouRebelScum scavenger scum]]!\\

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'''Stormtrooper:''' [[SubvertedTrope I'll tighten those restraints]], [[YouRebelScum scavenger scum]]!\\scum]].\\



'''Stormtrooper:''' [[DoubleSubversion I will remove these restraints and leave the cell with the door open]]. ''[starts to leave]''\\
'''Rey:''' And you will drop your weapon!\\
'''Stormtrooper:''' Aaaand I will drop my weapon. ''[drops weapon]''

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'''Stormtrooper:''' [[DoubleSubversion I will remove these restraints and leave the cell with the door open]]. ''[starts ''[releases the restraints, opens the door, and starts to leave]''\\
'''Rey:''' And you will you'll drop your weapon!\\
weapon.\\
'''Stormtrooper:''' Aaaand I will ''And'' I'll drop my weapon. ''[drops weapon]''
8th Sep '16 10:40:21 AM Someoneman
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'''Smuggler:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ladies, would you stop waving your hands around? You both look ridiculous.]]

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'''Smuggler:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ladies, would you stop waving your hands around? You both look ridiculous.]]



** 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, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the paper breaks. Because it could not tell such a big lie.]]

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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, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the paper breaks. Because it could not tell such a big lie.]]



* 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.]]

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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.]]
19th Aug '16 12:30:26 AM TimeLordVictorious
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*** I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

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*** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle I'm sorry, what were we talking about?about?]]
7th Aug '16 8:33:42 AM siberia82
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* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the man in the wheelchair and the two others with him have their passes in order. MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere...

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* In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', the ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier The
man in the wheelchair wheelchair]] and the two others with him have their passes in order. MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere...MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere...
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': When Stryker's soldiers search for more mutants and pass where Jean Grey, Scott Summers and Kurt Wagner are hiding, Jean uses her powers to conceal them from sight. She keeps using it to board the helicopter and to go around the military base, staying undetected.
6th Jul '16 4:32:37 AM HeraldAlberich
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* 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.

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* 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 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.


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** In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Ben attempts the trick twice against Sand People to avert imminent violence and convince them to release captives. It works the first time against a young warrior, but completely fails to affect their leader A'Yark, forcing Ben to try and reason with her.
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