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26th Jun '16 5:23:27 PM DrFraud
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* The villain in ''Danse Macabre 5: Lethal Letters'' uses hypnosis to turn people into these, the usual trigger being a special red envelope.
10th Jun '16 10:24:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeanKoontz' ''Night Chills'' has an entire town of sleepers triggered by the phrase "[[TriggerPhrase I am the key]]".

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* DeanKoontz' Creator/DeanKoontz' ''Night Chills'' has an entire town of sleepers triggered by the phrase "[[TriggerPhrase I am the key]]".
24th May '16 9:38:03 PM zarpaulus
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* Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': After Cecil is bought by parties unknown at the secret police's auction he starts blacking out when mayor Dana Cardinal is in danger (fairly often) and saving her with no memory of it happening. And in "Briny Deeps" it turns out that [[spoiler: everyone in Night Vale]] is a Manchurian Agent of the World Government with the activation phrase "Briny Deeps".
24th May '16 7:08:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Covered by the one-off character of Twyla in ''{{Voltron}}''.

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* Covered by the one-off character of Twyla in ''{{Voltron}}''.''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.
18th May '16 3:44:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an overheard conversation in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', the [[TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] have in the past used brainwashed spies against the Assassins. Shaun Hastings suspects that [[spoiler:Desmond may be one after he killed Lucy while under the control of a Piece of Eden]], but there are hints that [[spoiler:Lucy herself could have been one.]]

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* In an overheard conversation in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', the [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] have in the past used brainwashed spies against the Assassins. Shaun Hastings suspects that [[spoiler:Desmond may be one after he killed Lucy while under the control of a Piece of Eden]], but there are hints that [[spoiler:Lucy herself could have been one.]]
9th May '16 5:59:55 PM vtarira
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' we learn that [[spoiler:although Bucky is no longer being put through the full HYDRA brainwashing process, he can still be controlled by anyone who can recite a certain sequence of code words. And [[TearJerker he recognizes them, but can't stop it from happening]].]]
7th Apr '16 7:45:21 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold'' reveals during [[WhamEpisode Chapter 64]] that [[spoiler: the Armor Digivolutions were designed as this; when [[TheChessmaster Oikawa]] says a key phrase while the Digimon are in them, they're brainwashed into serving him.]]
27th Mar '16 6:37:03 AM meanmetalmario
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* Rocko from ''Series/PuppetsWhoKill'' was brainwashed into becoming an assassin for the government in one episode. The trigger to switch him between normal and brainwashed was to show him a Jack of Diamonds. Naturally, this led to a whole bunch of stuff happening that made the two scientists stop and note that they shouldn't have used something as common as playing cards for the trigger.

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* Rocko from ''Series/PuppetsWhoKill'' was brainwashed into becoming an assassin for the government in one episode. The trigger to switch him between normal and brainwashed was to show him a Jack of Diamonds. Naturally, this led to [[HilarityEnsues a whole bunch of stuff happening happening]] that made the two scientists stop and note that they shouldn't have used something as common as playing cards for the trigger.trigger. At the end of the episode, the scientists attempt to remove the brainwashing and are seemingly successful... at least, until the local news introduces their new weatherman, Jack O'Diamond.
23rd Mar '16 1:44:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* This was a favourite tactic of the aliens in the 1970s British sci-fi series ''{{UFO}}''.

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* This was a favourite tactic of the aliens in the 1970s British sci-fi series ''{{UFO}}''.''Series/{{UFO}}''.
18th Mar '16 7:52:11 AM Drope
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** Notably, [[spoiler:Boyd]]'s mind was aware of the implanted personality but not ''what'' exactly it was. He became obsessed with finding out what [[spoiler:the Milkman]] was

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** Notably, [[spoiler:Boyd]]'s mind was aware of the implanted personality but not ''what'' exactly it was. He became obsessed with finding out what [[spoiler:the Milkman]] waswas, which led to his brain creating [[TheMenInBlack government-inspired]] mental constructs called G-Men, whose entire purpose was investigating and eliminating the aforementioned implanted personality, [[spoiler:the Milkman]].
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