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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.]]
19th Sep '16 11:50:47 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.]]
10th Sep '16 2:38:51 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/Babel17'', one saboteur turns out to have been programmed by [[spoiler: Babel-17 itself, which is crafted to make people hate the Alliance]].
6th Sep '16 12:55:29 PM Xtifr
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In spy and technothriller fiction, such agents are commonly known as "sleeper agents", or just "sleepers".

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In spy and technothriller fiction, such agents are an extreme form of what's commonly known as "sleeper agents", or just "sleepers".
26th Aug '16 8:18:47 PM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "Splinters", the KGB kidnap the title character's loyal sidekick Mickey Kostmayer to test this trope on, figuring that if they can break the UndyingLoyalty of these FireForgedFriends, their brainwashing technology will work on anyone. After an extensive MindRape ending with Mickey shooting a simulation of [=McCall=] in a blind rage, the real [=McCall=] then shows up to rescue his friend, only to find a BrainwashedAndCrazy Mickey waiting with a gun...

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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "Splinters", the KGB kidnap the title character's loyal sidekick Mickey Kostmayer to test this trope on, figuring that if they can break the UndyingLoyalty of these FireForgedFriends, their brainwashing technology will work on anyone. After an extensive MindRape ending with Mickey shooting a simulation of [=McCall=] in a blind rage, the real [=McCall=] then shows up to rescue his friend, only to find a BrainwashedAndCrazy Mickey waiting with a gun...
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