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20th May '17 3:46:29 PM nombretomado
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* This is the classic twofer tactic of Dominate and Majesty in ''VampireTheRequiem.'' When a vampire has Dominate, he or she has straight mind control, with limited emotional manipulation. Whereas Majesty allows very powerful emotional control with some compulsion as well. Pairing both makes most humans (and quite a few vampires) ridiculously easy to control. Add in the addictive vampire blood vitae and its natural ability to make the drinker obey and love the vampire and... well, let's just say more than a few {{Empty Shell}}s and [[TheRenfield mad Renfields]] have resulted.

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* This is the classic twofer tactic of Dominate and Majesty in ''VampireTheRequiem.''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem.'' When a vampire has Dominate, he or she has straight mind control, with limited emotional manipulation. Whereas Majesty allows very powerful emotional control with some compulsion as well. Pairing both makes most humans (and quite a few vampires) ridiculously easy to control. Add in the addictive vampire blood vitae and its natural ability to make the drinker obey and love the vampire and... well, let's just say more than a few {{Empty Shell}}s and [[TheRenfield mad Renfields]] have resulted.
20th May '17 2:27:35 AM SideshowJazz19
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* A VideoGames/LogicalJourneyOfTheZoombinis fanfic called FanFic/Saetwo'sStory feature a young Zoombini called Xekrai who is convinced to work against the other Zoombinis with the Fleens, due to some well chosen words by their leader, who is convinced that he is the strongest link. He manages to manipulate Xekrai by pointing out that his father benefited from similar actions. [[spoiler: Xekrai eventually comes back to work with his group, and the leader realizes that he should have targeted Saetwo, who is the strongest motivator of her group, despite not being the smartest or kindest.]]
17th May '17 8:26:53 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', the Kel formation instinct (which enforces their obedience of the chain of command) is part straight-up brainwashing, but also part arduous training, part propaganda and part the Kel's own desire to belong.
24th Apr '17 3:55:16 PM PhiSat
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* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'': Sailor Mercury is kidnapped and is thought to be brainwashed when she turns into Dark Mercury, but this is subverted when it turns out she remembers her friendship with the Sailor Senshi and the sadness and resentment she feels due to her friends seemingly discarding her makes her resistant to the Silver Crystal's purifying power.
21st Apr '17 4:37:52 PM Coyotek4
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** Consequently in Season 4 episode "What about Discord?" Twilight is convinced Discord has brainwashed all her friends into liking him and is genuinely surprised to find out that is not the case at all.

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** Consequently in the Season 4 5 episode "What about Discord?" Twilight is convinced Discord has brainwashed all her friends into liking him and is genuinely surprised to find out that is not the case at all.
21st Apr '17 12:56:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/UpstreamColor'': When a person has been infected with a strange parasite, they become extremely susceptible to manipulation. A thief exploits this effect by intentionally infecting victims and them guiding their actions by telling them outlandish things. For example, when he wants to keep a woman confined to the carpeting of her home, he tells her than the tile floor will not support her weight. To keep her from remembering what he looks like, he tells her that his face is made of the same substance as the sun, so she cannot look directly at it.
21st Apr '17 12:11:20 PM gophergiggles
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** According to WordOfGod, the trope was also played straight during Luna's fall and the creation of Nightmare Moon, though it wasn't until [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the IDW comic series]] that we get to see exactly who was doing the mind control.

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** According Princess Luna's fall to WordOfGod, the trope Nightmare Moon is an odd case. Originally according to WordOfGod this was also played straight during Luna's fall and the creation of Nightmare Moon, though it wasn't until after ''Creator/{{Lauren Faust}}'s'' departure there has been absolutely no InUniverse mention of any corrupting entity, instead turning Luna into TheAtoner who fell purely due to her own jealousy. The [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the IDW comic series]] that we get to see has gone the other direction and had an issue focusing on exactly who was doing the mind control.
15th Apr '17 9:19:46 AM nombretomado
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It's popular with {{anime}} villains and in the West, too. Indeed, it's been around much longer than television. This form of mind manipulation was, for example, a standard talent of personifications of despair in [[OlderThanSteam Renaissance British literature]] like ''TheFaerieQueene'' and ''Literature/PilgrimsProgress''.

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It's popular with {{anime}} villains and in the West, too. Indeed, it's been around much longer than television. This form of mind manipulation was, for example, a standard talent of personifications of despair in [[OlderThanSteam Renaissance British literature]] like ''TheFaerieQueene'' ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' and ''Literature/PilgrimsProgress''.
15th Apr '17 9:19:11 AM nombretomado
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* In a clear reference to ''TheFaerieQueene'' an entity calling itself a Mind Destroyer, representative of Guilt, tried this on Sir Ystin in ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers''.

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* In a clear reference to ''TheFaerieQueene'' ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'' an entity calling itself a Mind Destroyer, representative of Guilt, tried this on Sir Ystin in ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers''.
10th Apr '17 6:41:42 PM nombretomado
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* As does Hao of ''ShamanKing''.

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* As does Hao of ''ShamanKing''.''Manga/ShamanKing''.
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