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13th Oct '17 6:49:38 PM TrustBen
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* In ''ComicBook/MindMgmt'' both the title organization and their opponents seem to utilize a number of these. One family man codenamed "The Bear" receives a piece of paper reading "[[TriggerPhrase mulligan duck]]", kills his wife (and dog), and sets off on an anti-MM mission.
29th Aug '17 6:03:53 AM JamesAustin
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* More or less the entire point of the movie ''Film/CurseOfTheJadeScorpion''. One of the key words was "Madagascar". Bonus points in that one of the people thus hypnotized was the detective in charge of his own investigation, and doesn't realize it.

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* More or less the entire point of the movie ''Film/CurseOfTheJadeScorpion''.''Film/TheCurseOfTheJadeScorpion''. One of the key words was "Madagascar". Bonus points in that one of the people thus hypnotized was the detective in charge of his own investigation, and doesn't realize it.
20th Jul '17 6:06:25 PM Onlythrice
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* In ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', a mission in the Main Quest line "Diplomatic Immunity" ends up revealing in a Thalmor dossier that Ulfric Stormcloak, the leader of [[LaResistance the rebellion]] against the [[HegemonicEmpire Empire of Tamriel]], is a sleeper agent who's been [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into sabotaging Imperial efforts since the Great War. [[UnwittingPawn And he doesn't even know it]], or at best becomes hostile upon even a faint reminder of it. It can also be a [[PlayerPunch kick in the gut]] for any player who decided to join the Stormcloaks. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Worse yet if they led the Civil War to its natural conclusion while doing so.]]
3rd Jul '17 3:24:13 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Ann is used this way by Korvo(through hypnoses) in ''Film/{{Whirlpool}}''.
10th Jun '17 10:36:24 AM SullenFrog
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* In ''[[VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}} Sunrider Liberation Day]],'' [[spoiler:Chigara]] is revealed to be a Prototype spy sent to keep tabs on (and in one case, [[HoneyTrap seduce]]) certain members of the Sunrider’s crew. Unlike most examples, she doesn’t require a code phrase since the other Prototypes can take control of her at any time through their shared HiveMind. [[spoiler:She’s able to break free of their control, but not before the villains use her to massacre the delegates attending a peace conference.]]
8th Jun '17 9:36:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Team Kimba have worked out that Solange has created a Manchurian Agent among their friends. They ''still'' don't know who it is, but they're sure the agent has planted a blackmail note for Solange, and put a tracker in Fey's luggage.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Team Kimba have worked out that Solange has created a Manchurian Agent among their friends. They ''still'' don't know who it is, but they're sure the agent has planted a blackmail note for Solange, and put a tracker in Fey's luggage.
22nd May '17 8:36:04 PM Fireblood
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22nd May '17 8:34:22 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Alias}}'': Martin Shepard, who was brainwashed to be a killer for [=SD6=]. In a clear {{homage}} to ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate'' he was triggered by someone reciting a poem ("No Man Is an Island" by Creator/JohnDonne) then do whatever they said. He then would forget everything if it was recited again. After he began to break free of the conditioning, Shepard checked into a mental institution, and eventually broke free entirely, but not before helping Sidney. It's revealed he's the one who killed her boyfriend Danny under the command of [=SD6=].
23rd Apr '17 5:32:54 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' in ''My Big Fat Spy Wedding'', where Jet Fusion is hypnotized to kill anyone who says "I have the Ring". The catch? Jimmy is the Best Man in the wedding of Jet Fusion and Beautiful Gorgeous. [[spoiler:Sheen and Carl discover the trick and crash into the wedding to tell Jimmy, Jimmy then orders everybody in the church to say "I have the Ring" and Libby makes up a song which its lyrics are "I have the Ring, yes I have the Ring, I have the Ring right here". Cue to a whole musical number which included DNA Production's Founders Keith Alcorn and John A. Davis dancing in the Church.]] CrowningMomentOfFunny? I think so.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' in ''My "My Big Fat Spy Wedding'', Wedding", where Jet Fusion is hypnotized to kill anyone who says "I have the Ring". The catch? Jimmy is the Best Man in the wedding of Jet Fusion and Beautiful Gorgeous. [[spoiler:Sheen and Carl discover the trick and crash into the wedding to tell Jimmy, Jimmy then orders everybody in the church to say "I have the Ring" and Libby makes up a song which its lyrics are "I have the Ring, yes I have the Ring, I have the Ring right here". Cue to a whole musical number which included DNA Production's Founders Keith Alcorn and John A. Davis dancing in the Church.]] CrowningMomentOfFunny? [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Moment of Funny]]? I think so.



* Using this, Sideshow Bob turned [[spoiler:Bart Simpson]] into a LaserGuidedTykeBomb in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
-->'''[[spoiler:Bart]]''': [[CreepyMonotone Time to blow up the clown]].
-->'''Homer''': Go. Blow.

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* Using this, Sideshow Bob turned [[spoiler:Bart Simpson]] Bart Simpson into a LaserGuidedTykeBomb in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
-->'''[[spoiler:Bart]]''': -->'''Bart''': [[CreepyMonotone Time to blow up the clown]].
-->'''Homer''':
clown]].\\
'''Homer''':
Go. Blow.
20th Apr '17 6:07:11 PM AthenaBlue
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** In one of the [[Literature/XWingSeries X-Wing books]] used this. The trigger phrase, different for each agent, was a nonsensical problem (for example, "Those Wookiees are dancing in the parlor again") that instantly became the sole focus of the brainwashed person's life - and the only way to "solve the problem" was to carry out the preprogrammed mission, usually an assassination.

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** In one One of the [[Literature/XWingSeries X-Wing books]] used this. The trigger phrase, different for each agent, was a nonsensical problem (for example, "Those Wookiees are dancing in the parlor again") that instantly became the sole focus of the brainwashed person's life - -- and the only way to "solve the problem" was to carry out the preprogrammed mission, usually an assassination.



** In the story "Therefore I Am" from ''Literature/TalesOfTheBountyHunters'' the assassin droid IG-88 plans to use a program to turn every droid in the galaxy into one, inciting a droid rebellion. The most astonishing part is, he ''actually manages to out-gambit Palpatine himself''. The only reason IG-88 fails is because the final part of his plan - which he succeeds at doing - involves downloading his mind into the second Death Star's computer core (and even improves the super laser's accuracy) right before the Battle of Endor. (Which in case anyone forgot, is where the DS2 is blown up.)

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** In the story "Therefore I Am" from ''Literature/TalesOfTheBountyHunters'' the assassin droid IG-88 plans to use a program to turn every droid in the galaxy into one, inciting a droid rebellion. The most astonishing part is, he ''actually manages to out-gambit Palpatine himself''. The only reason IG-88 fails is because the final part of his plan - -- which he succeeds at doing - -- involves downloading his mind into the second Death Star's computer core (and even improves the super laser's accuracy) right before the Battle of Endor. (Which in case anyone forgot, is where the DS2 Death Star II is blown up.)
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