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7th Sep '15 12:11:58 AM GlennMagusHarvey
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* The Parapara brothers from ''Anime/DragonballGT'' use a stereo to cause their opponents to uncontrollably mimic their dancing, leaving them open to attack. * ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' features one instance where a song is used to broadcast a mind-control signal.

* Brook from ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays music that can influence the actions of others by "reaching to their very souls". This is seen when he causes an entire stadium to riot against the Marines.

* The Parapara brothers from ''Anime/DragonballGT'' use a stereo to cause their opponents to uncontrollably mimic their dancing, leaving them open to attack. * Brook from ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays music that can influence the actions of others by "reaching to their very souls". This is seen when he causes an entire stadium to riot against the Marines.
15th Aug '15 5:27:36 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has a CanonForeigner named TheMusicMeister, whose singing hits a certain frequency to mind control anyone who hears it. Another effect: those who fall under his spell [[MusicalEpisode burst into song themselves]]. {{Batman}} is able to create a device which dampens its power, though.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has a CanonForeigner named TheMusicMeister, whose singing hits a certain frequency to mind control anyone who hears it. Another effect: those who fall under his spell [[MusicalEpisode burst into song themselves]]. {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} is able to create a device which dampens its power, though.
14th Aug '15 4:20:11 PM JoeMerl
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This is the preferred method of the EnthrallingSiren, and indeed pops up a lot in mythology. The EvilDiva also has a good chance of utilizing her music to enslave her fans. A SnakeCharmer often uses this kind of music as well. Subtrope of MagicMusic. Inverted by the TheMusicMeister who uses MindManipulation to make music.
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This is the preferred method of the EnthrallingSiren, and indeed pops up a lot in mythology. The EvilDiva also has a good chance of utilizing her music to enslave her fans. A SnakeCharmer often uses this kind of music as well. Subtrope of MagicMusic. Inverted by the TheMusicMeister who uses MindManipulation to make music. music (although the TropeNamer did both).

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This is the preferred method of the EnthrallingSiren, and indeed pops up a lot in mythology. The EvilDiva also * ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has a good chance of utilizing her music CanonForeigner named TheMusicMeister, whose singing hits a certain frequency to enslave her fans. A SnakeCharmer often uses this kind of music as well. Subtrope of MagicMusic. Inverted by the TheMusicMeister mind control anyone who uses MindManipulation hears it. Another effect: those who fall under his spell [[MusicalEpisode burst into song themselves]]. {{Batman}} is able to make music. create a device which dampens its power, though.
14th Aug '15 4:06:51 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam,'' a villain named Axe has a guitar that can hypnotize people. He gets a whole crowd of adults and [[{{Sidekick}} Mary]] under his spell, forcing [[KidHero Billy]], who temporarily has to avoid [[HenshinHero turning into]] [[SuperPoweredAlterEgo Captain Marvel]], to figure out how to stop him alone.
4th May '15 2:27:06 PM nombretomado
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* [[EnthrallingSiren Sirens]] in GreekMythology. Listening to their song causes sailors to wish to dash their ships on the rocks just to get closer.
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* [[EnthrallingSiren Sirens]] in GreekMythology.Myth/GreekMythology. Listening to their song causes sailors to wish to dash their ships on the rocks just to get closer.
19th Apr '15 2:26:09 PM HowlingSnail
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* [[MindControlDevice The Genie]] in ''Film/PrettyCoolToo'' works by emitting a special noise that forces anyone who hears it to obey any command they hear, but it can also contain commands in itself.
2nd Feb '15 2:25:51 PM thevisualboy37
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* Implied in ''HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. One of the magical items found in the Order's headquarters is a music box that, when played, makes the listeners feel drowsy and sluggish. Snapping it shut ends the enchantment, which allows them to throw the music box out.
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* Implied in ''HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. One of the magical items found in the Order's headquarters is a music box that, when played, makes the listeners feel drowsy and sluggish. Snapping it shut ends the enchantment, which allows them to throw the music box out.
1st Feb '15 9:16:30 PM LionessSabio
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* Implied in ''HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. One of the magical items found in the Order's headquarters is a music box that, when played, makes the listeners feel drowsy and sluggish. Snapping it shut ends the enchantment, which allows them to throw the music box out.
18th Jan '15 1:45:16 AM Korodzik
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This is the preferred method of the EnthrallingSiren, and indeed pops up a lot in mythology. The EvilDiva also has a good chance of utilizing her music to enslave her fans. Subtrope of MagicMusic. Inverted by the TheMusicMeister who uses MindManipulation to make music.
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This is the preferred method of the EnthrallingSiren, and indeed pops up a lot in mythology. The EvilDiva also has a good chance of utilizing her music to enslave her fans. A SnakeCharmer often uses this kind of music as well. Subtrope of MagicMusic. Inverted by the TheMusicMeister who uses MindManipulation to make music.
17th Dec '14 2:57:19 PM StFan
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* Brook from ''OnePiece'' plays music that can influence the actions of others by "reaching to their very souls". This is seen when he causes an entire stadium to riot against the Marines.
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* Brook from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays music that can influence the actions of others by "reaching to their very souls". This is seen when he causes an entire stadium to riot against the Marines.

[[folder:Fanfiction]] * "The Smurphony Of The Night" from the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story of the same name was used by Lord Vladimir Smurfula to control Smurfette's mind to draw her closer to him. Near the end of the story, Empath is able to disrupt its effect on Smurfette by whistling [[ThemeTuneCameo the Smurfs theme song]]. * [[SpoiledBrat Lullaby]] from ''FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker'' uses her singing to brainwash people into being her personal thugs (or, in Rick's case, her boy toys). Sleepwalker is immune to her singing, being an alien, and Lullaby's control is usually broken when she is silenced.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]] [[folder:Fan Works]] * "The Smurphony Of The of the Night" from the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story of the same name was used by Lord Vladimir Smurfula to control Smurfette's mind to draw her closer to him. Near the end of the story, Empath is able to disrupt its effect on Smurfette by whistling [[ThemeTuneCameo the Smurfs theme song]]. * [[SpoiledBrat Lullaby]] from ''FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker'' ''Fanfic/UltimateSleepwalker'' uses her singing to brainwash people into being her personal thugs (or, in Rick's case, her boy toys). Sleepwalker is immune to her singing, being an alien, and Lullaby's control is usually broken when she is silenced.

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[[folder:Film [[folder:Films -- Live Action]]Animation]] * The Dazzlings from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' naturally employ this, what with being a trio of {{Enthralling Siren}}s and all. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* ''{{Help}}'' - in an scene dropped from the final movie, Music/TheBeatles, at an acting school, are put into a trance by droning music played by Clang and his thugs. A scene that was used has them trying again, all crammed in a phone booth calling the band up while they're in Scotland Yard. Clang intones "Go...to...the...''window!''...Go...to...the...''window!''" * The song "Gloomy Sunday" is used as a suicide trigger in the film ''{{The Kovak Box}}''.
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* ''{{Help}}'' - in ''Film/{{Help}}'': In an scene dropped from the final movie, Music/TheBeatles, at an acting school, are put into a trance by droning music played by Clang and his thugs. A scene that was used has them trying again, all crammed in a phone booth calling the band up while they're in Scotland Yard. Clang intones "Go...to...the...''window!''...Go...to...the...''window!''" * The song "Gloomy Sunday" is used as a suicide trigger in the film ''{{The Kovak Box}}''. ''Film/TheKovakBox''.

* An episode of ''Series/GetSmart'' had Max and 99 fighting "The Groovy Guru" (played by [[Series/FTroop Larry Storch]]), who was producing music with subliminal messages aimed to get kids to overthrow the government and authorities. ** While the kids were supposed to be affected by subliminal mind control signals, the lyrics weren't too subtle, either. -->Thrill, thrill, thrill! -->Kill, kill, kill! -->Make a scene, -->Knock off the Dean. -->Yea yea yea, -->Bump off a square, -->That's what it's about -->Hate is in. -->Love is out.
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* An episode of ''Series/GetSmart'' had Max and 99 fighting "The Groovy Guru" (played by [[Series/FTroop Larry Storch]]), who was producing music with subliminal messages aimed to get kids to overthrow the government and authorities. ** authorities. While the kids were supposed to be affected by subliminal mind control signals, the lyrics weren't too subtle, either. -->Thrill, -->''Thrill, thrill, thrill! -->Kill, thrill!\\ Kill, kill, kill! -->Make kill!\\ Make a scene, -->Knock scene,\\ Knock off the Dean. -->Yea Dean.\\\ Yea yea yea, -->Bump yea,\\ Bump off a square, -->That's square,\\ That's what it's about -->Hate about\\ Hate is in. -->Love in.\\ Love is out.''

* Music/TheLonelyIsland's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvEYKRF5IA "Boombox."]] The eponymous box causes people to lose control when they hear music coming from it. -->A boombox can change the world -->But you've gotta know your limits with a boombox -->This was a cautionary tale -->A boombox is not a toy
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* Music/TheLonelyIsland's Music/TheLonelyIsland: ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yvEYKRF5IA "Boombox."]] The eponymous box causes people to lose control when they hear music coming from it. -->A --->''A boombox can change the world -->But world\\ But you've gotta know your limits with a boombox -->This boombox\\ This was a cautionary tale -->A tale\\ A boombox is not a toytoy''

* The music video for Fatboy Slim's "Ya Mama" shows people losing control of their limbs whenever they hear the tune. HilarityEnsues.
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* The music video for Fatboy Slim's Music/FatboySlim's "Ya Mama" shows people losing control of their limbs whenever they hear the tune. HilarityEnsues.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
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* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': The Phantom hypnotises Christina in the [[DarkReprise reprise]] of angel of music.
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* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': The Phantom hypnotises Christina in the [[DarkReprise reprise]] of angel of music.

* Shiho of ''ValkyrieProfile'', a 'songmistress' whose singing instills her countrymen with burning fury and bloodlust, turning them into unstoppable berserkers in combat. She's wrought with guilt, however, since her song doesn't make them invulnerable, just fearless, leading most of the soldiers to their death.
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* Shiho of ''ValkyrieProfile'', ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'', a 'songmistress' whose singing instills her countrymen with burning fury and bloodlust, turning them into unstoppable berserkers in combat. She's wrought with guilt, however, since her song doesn't make them invulnerable, just fearless, leading most of the soldiers to their death.

* In ''GIJoe'' terrorist leader [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] hires Zartan and the Dreadknocks (a group of mercenaries) to form a band called "Cold Slither" so that [[SubliminalAdvertising subliminal messages]] can be put into their recording.
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* In ''GIJoe'' ''Franchise/GIJoe'', terrorist leader [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] hires Zartan and the Dreadknocks (a group of mercenaries) to form a band called "Cold Slither" so that [[SubliminalAdvertising subliminal messages]] can be put into their recording.

-->'''Country Music Fan One''': I like him! -->'''Country Music Fan Two''': YEAH! LET'S DO WHATEVER HE SAYS!
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-->'''Country --->'''Country Music Fan One''': One:''' I like him! -->'''Country him!\\ '''Country Music Fan Two''': Two:''' YEAH! LET'S DO WHATEVER HE SAYS!

* Used by Robbie in the ''GravityFalls'' episode "Boyz Crazy".
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* Used by Robbie in the ''GravityFalls'' ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Boyz Crazy".

* The Dazzlings from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks naturally employ this, what with being a trio of {{Enthralling Siren}}s and all.
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