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3rd Oct '17 8:32:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', John Connor discovers early on in the film that he has complete verbal control over the Terminator cyborg played by Schwarzenegger. Of course, he also learns he has to [[LiteralGenie word his instructions carefully]] -- an instruction to not kill anyone leads to a guard getting shot in the leg, with the explanation, "[[OnlyAFleshWound He'll live]]."

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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', John Connor discovers early on in the film that he has complete verbal control over the Terminator cyborg played by Schwarzenegger. Of course, he also learns he has to [[LiteralGenie [[ExactWords word his instructions carefully]] -- an instruction to not kill anyone leads to a guard getting shot in the leg, with the explanation, "[[OnlyAFleshWound He'll live]]."
22nd Sep '17 10:09:31 AM BillyMT
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* Van Vun Chan and his minion Archibald Grimms in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 2'', who keeps Archibald in line with careful instructions, insanity notwithstanding... mostly to keep him from slaughtering civilians. For a villain, Van isn't a bad guy.

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* Van Vun Chan Vat Tran and his minion Archibald Grimms in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration 2'', who keeps Archibald in line with careful instructions, insanity notwithstanding... mostly to keep him from slaughtering civilians. For a villain, Van isn't a bad guy.
5th Jul '17 6:49:00 PM VulgarBee
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* ''VirginRipper'': Nagi is a kitten who becomes a cat-boy shinigami (think [[{{Hellsing}} Schrodinger]] with [[OnePiece Captain Kuro's]] [[WolverineClaws sword gloves]]). After being traumatized he thinks the title "Ripper"[[note]] From the translators: Yes, it ought to be "reaper" and yes we know how bad it sounds.[[/note]] is his mama and will do anything to protect her, including [[AmbiguousInnocence "making squishy"]] anyone who threatens her, even her friends. She will no doubt try to correct this but trauma or not Nagi [[BlueAndOrangeMorality is still]] [[CatsAreMean a cat]].

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* ''VirginRipper'': Nagi is a kitten who becomes a cat-boy shinigami (think [[{{Hellsing}} Schrodinger]] with [[OnePiece [[Manga/OnePiece Captain Kuro's]] [[WolverineClaws sword gloves]]). After being traumatized he thinks the title "Ripper"[[note]] From the translators: Yes, it ought to be "reaper" and yes we know how bad it sounds.[[/note]] is his mama and will do anything to protect her, including [[AmbiguousInnocence "making squishy"]] anyone who threatens her, even her friends. She will no doubt try to correct this but trauma or not Nagi [[BlueAndOrangeMorality is still]] [[CatsAreMean a cat]].
14th May '17 3:45:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the assassin droid HK-47 enthusiastically offers to kill almost every character you meet. (Whether or not you allow him to do so is up to you.)
* In ''SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'', the player may choose the half-angel, half-devil Dinah as their [[TheKidWithTheLeash Guardian Beast]]. Her devil half ''claims'' to be [[NobleDemon heartless and evil]], and that she's forced by circumstance to work for the main character. Her catchphrase is "I guess I don't have a choice", whenever Edge/Air announces his/her plans to do ''anything''. Her failure to be ''completely'' evil is just that blasted angel interfering plus enlightened self-interest, honest! No, really!

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* In ''StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the assassin droid HK-47 enthusiastically offers to kill almost every character you meet. (Whether or not you allow him to do so is up to you.)
* In ''SummonNight: ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'', the player may choose the half-angel, half-devil Dinah as their [[TheKidWithTheLeash Guardian Beast]]. Her devil half ''claims'' to be [[NobleDemon heartless and evil]], and that she's forced by circumstance to work for the main character. Her catchphrase is "I guess I don't have a choice", whenever Edge/Air announces his/her plans to do ''anything''. Her failure to be ''completely'' evil is just that blasted angel interfering plus enlightened self-interest, honest! No, really!
16th Feb '17 6:40:08 PM FF32
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* [[spoiler:Wendy]] in ''RuleOfRose'' controls [[spoiler:the serial killer Stray Dog by pretending to be his dead son, and literally walks him on a leash and trains him like a dog. Once she sets him loose, there's no stopping him, however.]]

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* [[spoiler:Wendy]] in ''RuleOfRose'' ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'' controls [[spoiler:the serial killer Stray Dog by pretending to be his dead son, and literally walks him on a leash and trains him like a dog. Once she sets him loose, there's no stopping him, however.]]
15th Aug '16 8:09:10 AM Couran
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** The Stark children's direwolves have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.

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** The Stark children's direwolves have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.
28th Jul '16 10:31:08 AM Willbyr
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* While Alice likes to pretend otherwise, it ultimately IS Oz who holds the leash in ''PandoraHearts''. The terms of the contract between the teenage nobleman and the demonic, scythe-wielding 'Bloodstained Black Rabbit' are uncertain at best, but Oz's superb willpower means that he can effectively shut down Alice if she gets out of hand. [[spoiler:Or the fact that those powers were his to begin with, and Alice was just a vessel for said powers.]]

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* While Alice likes to pretend otherwise, it ultimately IS Oz who holds the leash in ''PandoraHearts''.''Manga/PandoraHearts''. The terms of the contract between the teenage nobleman and the demonic, scythe-wielding 'Bloodstained Black Rabbit' are uncertain at best, but Oz's superb willpower means that he can effectively shut down Alice if she gets out of hand. [[spoiler:Or the fact that those powers were his to begin with, and Alice was just a vessel for said powers.]]
18th Jul '16 1:20:54 PM maso_miner
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Worm Taylor]] is this towards ''the Endbringers'' in [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-friends-like-these-altpower-taylor-worm.312205/ With Friends Like These]].

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Worm [[Literature/{{Worm}} Taylor]] is this towards ''the Endbringers'' in [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-friends-like-these-altpower-taylor-worm.312205/ With Friends Like These]].
25th Jun '16 6:21:05 AM 20thcenturyvole
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* In ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', the Machine becomes this to Root. To clarify: the [[BigBrotherIsWatching all-seeing]] [[SinisterSurveillance surveillance state]] [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] is the benevolent leash-holder, and perky Amy Acker is the barely-restrained avatar of chaos and doom.
18th Jun '16 12:53:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Deconstructed/subverted in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': Nathaniel (an apprentice magician) firmly believes that demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil, and that elaborate incantations and [[ExactWords careful wording]] are necessary to keep enslaved summons in check. While this is not entirely unjustified (Bartimaeus is very open about his willingness to free himself by killing Nathaniel if he had the chance), Bartimaeus -- the demon -- is often [[NobleDemon more moral]] than Nathaniel. He complains about being given less-than-ethical tasks, and there are hints throughout the series that both the djinni and the boy would be better off if Nathaniel relaxed the restraints and simply ''trusted'' him.

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* Deconstructed/subverted in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': Nathaniel (an apprentice magician) firmly believes that demons are AlwaysChaoticEvil, and that elaborate incantations and [[ExactWords careful wording]] are necessary to keep enslaved summons in check. While this is not entirely unjustified (Bartimaeus is very open about his willingness to free himself by killing Nathaniel if he had the chance), Bartimaeus -- the demon -- is often [[NobleDemon more moral]] than Nathaniel. He complains about being given less-than-ethical tasks, and there are hints throughout the series that both the djinni and the boy would be better off if Nathaniel relaxed the restraints and simply ''trusted'' him.



* The Stark children's direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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The Stark children's direwolves in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' have grown up into ''extremely'' dangerous animals. All of them (apart from, ironically, [[spoiler:Lady, who despite having never put a paw wrong, was ordered to be killed]]) have had to be confined [[spoiler:or driven away, later to terrorise a country,]] at one time or another for everyone's safety. The worst offender was Shaggydog, who was nigh-uncontrollable, due to the kid being troubled four-year-old Rickon. But yet the wolves have also saved their owners' lives on several occasions.



* ''MinaAndTheCount'': Vampire mellows out for a little girl.

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* ''MinaAndTheCount'': ''WesternAnimation/MinaAndTheCount'': Vampire mellows out for a little girl.
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