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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...
26th Aug '16 5:42:48 PM JackG
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', 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 an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', "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...
26th Aug '16 7:14:21 AM JackG
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%%* [[spoiler:Reggie Jackson]] was one in ''Film/TheNakedGun''.

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%%* * ''Film/TheNakedGun''. [[spoiler:Reggie Jackson]] was one in ''Film/TheNakedGun''.is programmed to assassinate the Queen of England. There's even a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Telefon}}'' when the technique is first demonstrated.



** Candy is also one in one of the very few funny moments in Volunteers. Captured by the Red army he laughs at their plans to brainwash him. One jump cut later he's quoting Mao at every opportunity to the point where he's annoying the hell out of his new commander.

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** Candy is also one in one of the very few funny moments in Volunteers.''Volunteers'' (1985). Captured by the Red army he laughs at their plans to brainwash him. One jump cut later he's quoting Mao at every opportunity to the point where he's annoying the hell out of his new commander.
26th Aug '16 7:08:13 AM JackG
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', 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, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mickey is waiting with a gun]] when [=McCall=] turns up to rescue him...

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', 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, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy MindRape ending with Mickey is 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]] when [=McCall=] turns up to rescue him...gun...
26th Aug '16 6:55:53 AM JackG
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', 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, Mickey is waiting with a gun when [=McCall=] turns up to rescue him...

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', 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, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mickey is waiting with a gun gun]] when [=McCall=] turns up to rescue him...
26th Aug '16 6:54:27 AM JackG
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'', 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, Mickey is waiting with a gun when [=McCall=] turns up to rescue him...
7th Aug '16 4:31:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Clone Troopers from ''Franchise/StarWars'' are an ''army'' of Manchurian Agents. Palpatine had a series of genetic "orders" implanted in them that he could activate them when ready. Until then, the Clone Troopers simply acted as normal, friendly soldiers. The only order we see is [[ThePurge Order 66]], which, when said, caused every single Clone Trooper who heard it to instantly consider any Jedi a traitor to the Republic and attack them. He also had plenty of failsafes to keep them loyal to him and him only.
** The Expanded Universe showed that some of the Clone Troopers were strong enough to resist Order 66 and that those who didn't hear it remained good (one Clone Trooper who was stuck on an uncharted world during the end of the Clone Wars later joined up with the Rebellion), but the vast majority of them succumbed to it, and those who didn't were either forced into hiding or killed.

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* The Clone Troopers from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels are an ''army'' of Manchurian Agents. Palpatine had a series of genetic "orders" implanted in them that he could activate them when ready. Until then, the Clone Troopers simply acted as normal, friendly soldiers. The only order we see is [[ThePurge Order 66]], which, when said, caused every single Clone Trooper who heard it to instantly consider any Jedi a traitor to the Republic and attack them. He also had plenty of failsafes to keep them loyal to him and him only.
** The Expanded Universe showed that some of the Clone Troopers were strong enough to resist Order 66 and that those who simply didn't hear it remained good (one Clone Trooper who was stuck on an uncharted world during the end of the Clone Wars later joined up with the Rebellion), but the vast majority of them succumbed to it, and those who didn't were either forced into hiding or killed.


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* In the third SeasonFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Brother Blood brainwashes the members of Titans East as Manchurian Agents after his initial assault fails, or rather, ''appears'' to.
22nd Jul '16 7:35:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** The other use of this in-game is the Children of the Emperor, crossing both the Consular and Knight arcs. Force-Sensitive infants and children throughout the galaxy are found by the Emperor's agents and brought to him. The Emperor then uses a Sith ritual to establish a PsychicLink with them, seeding them across the galaxy. At any time, he can activate that link and use them as vessels for his will and consciousness. The "children" are not usually aware of their status until the emperor has need of them, so they live ordinary lives, many as loyal Republic citizens, until the trigger causes them to betray their former friends and allies while exhibiting the usual [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Sith degree of sanity]]. With the Knight, [[spoiler: Kira Carsen's parents surrendered her willingly,]] and the Emperor possesses her to try and kill the [[TheChosenOne Knight]] in Act One, when they're [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy still too weak to face him directly]]. Consulars will have their hands full with the rest of the "siblings," who range from diplomats and low-ranking Sith, to common Republic soldiers and even [[spoiler:Master Syo Bakarn, a senior member of the Jedi Council]]!

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** The other use of this in-game is the Children of the Emperor, crossing both the Consular and Knight arcs. Force-Sensitive infants and children throughout the galaxy are found by the Emperor's agents and brought to him. The Emperor then uses a Sith ritual to establish a PsychicLink with them, seeding them across the galaxy. At any time, he can activate that link and use them as vessels for his will and consciousness. The "children" are not usually aware of their status until the emperor has need of them, so they live ordinary lives, many as loyal Republic citizens, until the trigger causes them to betray their former friends and allies while exhibiting the usual [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Sith degree of sanity]]. With the Knight, [[spoiler: Kira Carsen's parents surrendered her willingly,]] and the Emperor possesses her to try and kill the [[TheChosenOne Knight]] in Act One, when they're [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy still too weak to face him directly]].directly. Consulars will have their hands full with the rest of the "siblings," who range from diplomats and low-ranking Sith, to common Republic soldiers and even [[spoiler:Master Syo Bakarn, a senior member of the Jedi Council]]!
13th Jul '16 1:05:09 PM erforce
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* [[spoiler:Morgan Sullivan]] was his own Manchurian Agent in the movie ''Film/{{Cypher}}''.
* [[spoiler:Reggie Jackson]] was one in ''Film/TheNakedGun''.

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* %%* [[spoiler:Morgan Sullivan]] was his own Manchurian Agent in the movie ''Film/{{Cypher}}''.
* %%* [[spoiler:Reggie Jackson]] was one in ''Film/TheNakedGun''.



* The second ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'' film has the bad guys use a compound to turn anyone into a hidden assassin before dying from a heart attack.

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* The second ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'' film ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'' has the bad guys use a compound to turn anyone into a hidden assassin before dying from a heart attack.
13th Jul '16 12:35:58 PM ZachValkyrie
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* This was one of many forms of mind control researched by the CIA's Project MKULTRA and, out of all the things they tried, seems to have been the ''least'' workable (and for one of America's many insane UsefulNotes/ColdWar super-science pipe dreams is ''really'' saying something). At least that's the official story...

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* This was one of many forms of mind control researched by the CIA's Project MKULTRA and, out of all the things they tried, seems to have been the ''least'' workable (and for one of America's many insane UsefulNotes/ColdWar super-science pipe dreams is ''really'' saying something). [[ParanoiaFuel At least that's the official story...story]]...
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