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14th Feb '17 11:19:19 PM JoeMerl
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* Often discussed in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Since Superboy is a clone from Cadmus, many were fearful that he's secretly programmed to spy and/or turn on the Justice League and their affiliates. [[spoiler:Superboy is confirmed not to be one. Same episode reveals Red Arrow is a sleeper agent.]]

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* Often discussed in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Since Superboy In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' the heroes discover that there may be a [[TheMole Mole]] on the Team. One possibility they float is {{Superboy}}--he's a clone from Cadmus, many were fearful created by Cadmus and "raised" by telepathic mutants, so what if he was working for the villains without even knowing it? Ultimately, we learn that he's secretly programmed to spy and/or turn on [[spoiler:''Roy'' is actually a clone and the Justice League and their affiliates. [[spoiler:Superboy is confirmed not to be one. Same episode reveals Red Arrow is a sleeper agent.]]real Manchurian Agent]].
22nd Jan '17 12:48:40 PM FordPrefect
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** The ''entire human race''. The Silence's ability to control humanity via post-hypnotic suggestion ends up accidentally backfiring in the most spectacular way possible when one of them is recorded accidentally uttering the following words, which is then broadcast to the whole planet during the Moon-landing.

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** The ''entire human race''. The Silence's ability to control humanity via post-hypnotic suggestion ends up accidentally backfiring [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard backfiring]] in the most spectacular way possible when one of them is recorded accidentally uttering the following words, words (intended as a boast rather than a command), which is then broadcast to the whole planet during the Moon-landing.
21st Dec '16 1:46:05 PM Smeagol17
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* ''{{Film/Salt}}'' Has a group of these trained from childhood.
** Technically, they are {{Deep Cover Agent}}s. They are not made to forget their origins but to blend into the American culture.
21st Dec '16 1:41:58 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', [[spoiler:the main character would obey any command he heard that was accompanied by the phrase "would you kindly."]] Slightly different than most, in that it didn't put him into any kind of trance, it just made him decide that's what must be done. The details on how exactly it works are somewhat lost, as [[spoiler:the main character is a silent protagonist. And since the commands are all immediately handed to ''you'' as mission objectives, you really don't have much choice in the matter.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', [[spoiler:the main character character]] would obey any command he heard that was accompanied by the phrase "would [[spoiler:"would you kindly."]] Slightly different than most, in that it didn't put him into any kind of trance, it just made him decide that's what must be done. The details on how exactly it works are somewhat lost, as [[spoiler:the main character is a silent protagonist. And since the commands are all immediately handed to ''you'' as mission objectives, you really don't have much choice to do them.]] According to Dr. Yi Suchong's "Mind Control Antidote" audio diary, they did use some Plasmids in order for the agent to susceptible to the code phrase, as shown in the matter.]]"Mind Control Test" audio diary.
14th Nov '16 4:50:53 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' episode "The Panchurian Agent" reveals that the previous king had trained a team of sleeper agents that he can deploy to take care of various threats to his crown, and that Pancho is the only one of those left.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' episode "The Panchurian Agent" Candidate" reveals that the previous king had trained a team of sleeper agents that he can deploy to take care of various threats to his crown, and that Pancho is the only one of those left.
14th Nov '16 4:49:20 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' episode "The Panchurian Agent" reveals that the previous king had trained a team of sleeper agents that he can deploy to take care of various threats to his crown, and that Pancho is the only one of those left.
15th Oct '16 4:57:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the (original) TV series of ''Series/{{V}}'', Ham Tyler is brainwashed to kill resistance leader Michael Donovan.

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* In the (original) TV series of ''Series/{{V}}'', ''Series/{{V 1983}}'', Ham Tyler is brainwashed to kill resistance leader Michael Donovan.



* In ''PowerRangersRPM'', while [[spoiler:Dillon]] is the most obvious, [[spoiler:a ''significant percentage'' of the population of Corinth have been turned into cyborgs without their knowledge, to turn on the rest of the population when Venjix triggers the command.]]

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* In ''PowerRangersRPM'', ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', while [[spoiler:Dillon]] is the most obvious, [[spoiler:a ''significant percentage'' of the population of Corinth have been turned into cyborgs without their knowledge, to turn on the rest of the population when Venjix triggers the command.]]
3rd Oct '16 4:39:44 AM Beedle
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* In 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.]]

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* In TheElderScrollsVSkyrim, ''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.]]
25th Sep '16 3:30:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* A number of social Charms in ''{{Exalted}}'' do this. The standout would be the Subsidiary Personality Implant expansion of Mind-Ripping Probe, which explicitly mentions setting a trigger condition for the hidden self to come out to play.
* The OldWorldOfDarkness allows plenty of this. VampireTheMasquerade and MageTheAscension give players access to Dominate and the Mind sphere, respectively, while World Of Darkness: Sorcerer provides [[PsychicPowers Psychic]] (and Hedge Magic and Technomagic) Hypnosis. All of those can be used to create a Manchurian Agent with deep programming. Project Twilight - a sourcebook for anti-supernatural government agents - even makes "Manchurian Candidate" a flaw that can be taken by players.

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* A number of social Charms in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' do this. The standout would be the Subsidiary Personality Implant expansion of Mind-Ripping Probe, which explicitly mentions setting a trigger condition for the hidden self to come out to play.
* The OldWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness allows plenty of this. VampireTheMasquerade ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and MageTheAscension ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' give players access to Dominate and the Mind sphere, respectively, while World Of Darkness: Sorcerer provides [[PsychicPowers Psychic]] (and Hedge Magic and Technomagic) Hypnosis. All of those can be used to create a Manchurian Agent with deep programming. Project Twilight - a sourcebook for anti-supernatural government agents - even makes "Manchurian Candidate" a flaw that can be taken by players.
19th Sep '16 11:52:00 PM TechPriest90
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* In the ElderScrollsVSkyrim, 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.]]

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* In the ElderScrollsVSkyrim, 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.]]
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