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9th Jun '17 1:03:32 PM N8han11
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* ''Satellite Reign'''s equivalent of ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}''s Persuadertron is a Hacker skill called Hijack that lets you take over a target's neural implants. It greatly reduces your Hacker's maximum energy while in use, though. But, unlike Syndicate, Hijack can be used on just about anything that moves; including combat drones.

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* ''Satellite Reign'''s equivalent of ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}''s Persuadertron [[VideoGame/{{Syndicate}} the Persuadertron]] is a Hacker skill called Hijack that lets you take over a target's neural implants. It greatly reduces your Hacker's maximum energy while in use, though. But, unlike Syndicate, Hijack can be used on just about anything that moves; including combat drones.
9th Jun '17 1:02:43 PM N8han11
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* ''Satellite Reign'''s equivalent of ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'''s Persuadertron is a Hacker skill called Hijack that lets you take over a target's neural implants. It greatly reduces your Hacker's maximum energy while in use, though. But, unlike Syndicate, Hijack can be used on just about anything that moves; including combat drones.

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* ''Satellite Reign'''s equivalent of ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Syndicate}}''s Persuadertron is a Hacker skill called Hijack that lets you take over a target's neural implants. It greatly reduces your Hacker's maximum energy while in use, though. But, unlike Syndicate, Hijack can be used on just about anything that moves; including combat drones.
8th Jun '17 4:21:23 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''VideoGame/Mabinogi'', monsters occasionally drop Fomor scrolls, which Fomor use to control creatures. [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} These may be why]] something as simple as a freaking fox [[{{Everything Trying To Kill You}} wants to beat the living daylights out of you]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Mabinogi'', ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', monsters occasionally drop Fomor scrolls, which Fomor use to control creatures. [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} These may be why]] something as simple as a freaking fox [[{{Everything Trying To Kill You}} wants to beat the living daylights out of you]]
8th Jun '17 4:17:42 PM Gamermaster
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* The Consideration Console in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. Implanted in [[spoiler:Lutecia]] by [[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti]] so that someone like [[SmugSnake Quattro]] could [[VillainOverride override her thoughts]] should the need arise.

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* The Consideration Console in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Implanted in [[spoiler:Lutecia]] by [[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti]] so that someone like [[SmugSnake Quattro]] could [[VillainOverride override her thoughts]] should the need arise.
2nd Jun '17 2:11:07 AM rafi
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* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics.
** Spellbinder
** The Mad Hatter
* The Ringmaster, with his hypno-spiral top hat, has battled nearly every hero in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse at one point or another. (And lost.)

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* ''Franchise/{{DCU}}'':
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The Spellbinder The Mad Hatter from the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comics.
** Spellbinder
A post-Woodstock ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' adventure has him reporting on a series of rock concerts. This was at a time when some MoralGuardians genuinely believed rock was inherently hypnotic and that "the kids" would do whatever the lyrics said. Sure enough, mass violence broke out at show after show, seemingly prompted by the lyrics. Turned out a villain was using a Fiendish Device behind the scenes.
** A ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' issue in the 1970's had a scientist invent a "re-memory" ray gun - it caused its targets to remember making decisions favorable to the wielder of the device. It was amazingly convenient - he didn't even have to tell them what he wanted, they just came up with something on their own.
*** Naturally, he did just what you would do with such power: steal the plankton from Earth's oceans and sell it to an alien who just happened to pop into his lab looking for a solution to his world's environmental problems. Hey, the Seventies, man...
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
** The Mad Hatter
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Marvel Universe has the Serpent Crown, a mind control device used to channel the power of Set, an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]]. Many [[SuperHero superheroes]] have fought villains attempting to conquer the world in the thrall of Set.
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The Ringmaster, with his hypno-spiral top hat, has battled nearly every hero in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel Universe at one point or another. (And lost.))
** An unusual version shows up at the start of the ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}[=/=]ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Summer Fun crossover. It just makes its targets ''drunk''.
** The ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' limited series features the title heroes using a "behavior modification" device to brainwash convicted criminals (at first...). The ethical issues that arise are a source of friction for the team.
*** The Squadron themselves have been mind-controlled often enough that it's been LampShaded both in comics (an issue of ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers The Avengers]]'' claims that whenever they run into the Squadron, they assume that they're mind-controlled and about to attack until proven otherwise) and in [[RolePlayingGame games]] (the ''Marvel Saga'' rpg stats for Squadron members list susceptibility to mind-control powers among their weaknesses).
* Issue #1 of ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'' has the Mediocritizer, which turns ordinary students into boring, unimaginative drones for the Overlord of Dimension X.
* A ''ComicBook/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' comic had Gadget and a bunch of other characters hypnotized by heart-shaped necklaces that turned out to be from Fat Cat and resulted in them being used as zombie slaves to build his latest invention.



* [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse The Marvel Universe]] has the Serpent Crown, a mind control device used to channel the power of Set, an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]]. Many [[SuperHero superheroes]] have fought villains attempting to conquer the world in the thrall of Set.
* An unusual version shows up at the start of the ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}[=/=]ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Summer Fun crossover. It just makes its targets ''drunk''.
* The ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' limited series features the title heroes using a "behavior modification" device to brainwash convicted criminals (at first...). The ethical issues that arise are a source of friction for the team.
** The Squadron themselves have been mind-controlled often enough that it's been LampShaded both in comics (an issue of ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers The Avengers]]'' claims that whenever they run into the Squadron, they assume that they're mind-controlled and about to attack until proven otherwise) and in [[RolePlayingGame games]] (the ''Marvel Saga'' rpg stats for Squadron members list susceptibility to mind-control powers among their weaknesses).
* A post-Woodstock ''Superman'' adventure has him reporting on a series of rock concerts. This was at a time when some MoralGuardians genuinely believed rock was inherently hypnotic and that "the kids" would do whatever the lyrics said. Sure enough, mass violence broke out at show after show, seemingly prompted by the lyrics. Turned out a villain was using a Fiendish Device behind the scenes.
* Issue #1 of ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'' has the Mediocritizer, which turns ordinary students into boring, unimaginative drones for the Overlord of Dimension X.

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* [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':
** Actually kind of subverted in a Donald Duck story ''The Hypno Gun'' by Creator/CarlBarks, from which the page picture is taken.
The Marvel Universe]] has the Serpent Crown, a mind control device used to channel the power of Set, an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]]. Many [[SuperHero superheroes]] have fought villains attempting to conquer the world titular hypno gun is in the thrall of Set.
* An unusual version shows up at the start of the ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}[=/=]ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Summer Fun crossover. It
fact just makes its targets ''drunk''.
* The ''ComicBook/SquadronSupreme'' limited series features the title heroes using
a "behavior modification" device to brainwash convicted criminals (at first...). The ethical issues harmless toy gun that arise are a source of friction for the team.
** The Squadron themselves have been mind-controlled often enough
Huey, Dewey and Louie ''pretend'' to hypnotize one another with... however, Donald, overhearing them, thinks that it's been LampShaded both a ''real'' hypno gun. Donald is, in comics (an issue of ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers The Avengers]]'' claims fact so convinced that whenever they run into the Squadron, they assume hypno gun works that they're mind-controlled and about to attack until proven otherwise) and in [[RolePlayingGame games]] (the ''Marvel Saga'' rpg stats for Squadron members list susceptibility to mind-control powers among their weaknesses).
* A post-Woodstock ''Superman'' adventure has him reporting
it actually ''does'' work on him, even if it doesn't work on anyone else.
** Another, old comic[[note]]We're talking late fifties here[[/note]] had Donald buy
a series pair of rock concerts. This was at a time when some MoralGuardians genuinely believed rock was inherently hypnotic glasses to try and that "the kids" would do whatever the lyrics said. Sure enough, mass violence broke out at show after show, seemingly prompted by the lyrics. Turned out a villain was using a Fiendish Device behind the scenes.
* Issue #1 of ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'' has the Mediocritizer, which turns ordinary students into boring, unimaginative drones for the Overlord of Dimension X.
get his nephews to obey him.



* Actually kind of subverted in the ''ComicBook/DonaldDuck'' comic ''The Hypno Gun'' by Creator/CarlBarks, from which the page picture is taken. The titular hypno gun is in fact just a harmless toy gun that Huey, Dewey and Louie ''pretend'' to hypnotize one another with... however, Donald, overhearing them, thinks that it's a ''real'' hypno gun. Donald is, in fact so convinced that the hypno gun works that it actually ''does'' work on him, even if it doesn't work on anyone else.
** Another, old comic[[note]]We're talking late fifties here[[/note]] had Donald buy a pair of hypnotic glasses to try and get his nephews to obey him.
* A "Justice League of America" issue in the 1970's had a scientist invent a "re-memory" ray gun - it caused its targets to remember making decisions favorable to the wielder of the device. It was amazingly convenient - he didn't even have to tell them what he wanted, they just came up with something on their own.
** Naturally, he did just what you would do with such power: steal the plankton from Earth's oceans and sell it to an alien who just happened to pop into his lab looking for a solution to his world's environmental problems. Hey, the Seventies, man...



* A ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' comic had Gadget and a bunch of other characters hypnotized by heart-shaped necklaces that turned out to be from Fat Cat and resulted in them being used as zombie slaves to build his latest invention.
30th Apr '17 2:18:39 PM nombretomado
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* Heroic version: ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' for the Wii from the makers of ''HarvestMoon'' features a little boy finding a magical crown that commands the obedience of all around him.

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* Heroic version: ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' for the Wii from the makers of ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' features a little boy finding a magical crown that commands the obedience of all around him.
15th Mar '17 6:13:25 PM 20person
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', a late game tech allows you to install an Orbital Mind Control Laser in your planets' spaceports, allowing you to more easily keep that planet's population in line. And since anyone is allowed to research this tech, even Individualist empires can use them. [[{{Hypocrite}} So much for championing free will...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', a late game tech allows you unlocks the ability to install an Orbital Mind Control Laser Lasers in your planets' spaceports, allowing you to more easily keep that planet's population in line. And since There's no restrictions on the tech, so anyone is allowed to research this tech, even Individualist empires can use them. them, [[{{Hypocrite}} So much for championing free will...]]including (fanatic) Individualists]].
15th Mar '17 6:10:03 PM 20person
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', a late game tech allows you to install an Orbital Mind Control Laser in your planets' spaceports, allowing you to more easily keep that planet's population in line. And since anyone is allowed to research this tech, even Individualist empires can use them. [[{{Hypocrite}} So much for championing free will...]]
5th Mar '17 6:19:19 PM nombretomado
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* The Ringmaster, with his hypno-spiral top hat, has battled nearly every hero in the {{Marvel}} universe at one point or another. (And lost.)

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* The Ringmaster, with his hypno-spiral top hat, has battled nearly every hero in the {{Marvel}} universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse at one point or another. (And lost.)
18th Jan '17 12:44:53 PM FringeBenefits
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That bracelet the street vendor gave you? ''[[{{Tasakeru}} Welcome to the most dangerous cult in the world.]]''

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That bracelet the street vendor gave you? ''[[{{Tasakeru}} ''[[{{Literature/Tasakeru}} Welcome to the most dangerous cult in the world.]]''
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