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19th Jan '17 10:08:43 AM CrowTR0bot
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* [[spoiler: The Inquisitor, a [[VideoGame/MassEffect Reaper]]]] from ''Fanfic/WhenThereWasATomorrow'' boast that it did not require [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Indoctrination]] to bend [[ScaryDogmaticAliens The Covenant Leadership]] to its will. It instead pretended to be a Forerunner AI and exploited their religious fanaticism to forward its EvilPlan]].
10th Jan '17 10:23:47 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis:'' When the BigBad is revealed, and explaining what they've been doing to Power Girl, manipulating events behind the scenes for years, she takes it to mean that their manipulations are why Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have been on the outs through the event. She's promptly told that nope, that's just their own fault.
26th Dec '16 1:33:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Transformers}}: BeastMachines'', Optimus Primal believes that Megatron has brainwashed Rhinox and turned him into the villainous Tankor. Even after awakening his spark, though, Tankor continues to oppose Optimus, as he has grown disillusioned with him after the failure of the Beast Wars.
** Although he ''was'' actually brainwashed at first.

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* In ''{{Transformers}}: BeastMachines'', WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'':
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Optimus Primal believes that Megatron has brainwashed Rhinox and turned him into the villainous Tankor. Even While technically correct - he was brainwashed at first - after awakening his spark, though, spark is awakened, Tankor continues to oppose Optimus, as he has grown disillusioned with him after the failure of the Beast Wars.
** Although he ''was'' actually brainwashed at first.
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** And finally [[spoiler:comedy-relief punching bag Waspinator]] got brainwashed into [[spoiler:the motorcycle-based Thrust]]. When he was finally freed of his brainwashing he was quite upset as well, since "[[spoiler:biker-bot was cool!]]" and he liked being cool for a change.

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** And finally [[spoiler:comedy-relief [[spoiler:Comedy-relief punching bag Waspinator]] got brainwashed into [[spoiler:the motorcycle-based Thrust]]. When he was finally freed of his brainwashing he was quite upset as well, since "[[spoiler:biker-bot was cool!]]" and he liked being cool for a change.
26th Dec '16 11:28:33 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. Given his background, [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] proposes this is what's causing him to cross the line but he himself doesn't seem totally sure, as the Lazarus Pit's influence on his mind could also be to blame (the Pit's side effect is to induce madness in the subject).

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* Played with in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. Given his background, [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] proposes this is what's causing him to cross the line but he himself doesn't seem totally sure, as the Lazarus Pit's influence on his mind could also be to blame (the Pit's side effect is to induce madness in the subject).
10th Dec '16 3:38:09 PM Dragon101
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Ward, a HYDRA [[TheMole mole]] who betrayed the team in Season 1, reveals during an interrogation that HYDRA sometimes uses brainwashing to force people to join them, giving Skye (and the audience) a brief HopeSpot that Ward may have been brainwashed all along, but he quickly makes clear he was never brainwashed and everything he's done was of his own free will.

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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Ward, a HYDRA [[TheMole mole]] who betrayed the team in Season 1, reveals during an interrogation that HYDRA sometimes uses brainwashing MindControl to force people to join them, giving Skye (and the audience) a brief HopeSpot that Ward may have been brainwashed all along, but he quickly makes clear he was never brainwashed and everything he's done was of his own free will.will. {{Downplayed}} though since he was recruited and conditioned as a troubled young teen by charismatic [[TheSociopath sociopath]] John Garrett, so technically he fits the more traditional real world definition of "brainwashed" by being a victim of indoctrination, which puts him in a murky gray area even after he starts pursuing more selfish end goals for himself (since he's clearly AxCrazy and not entirely sane from a combination of that and an abusive childhood).



** When Peter learns that the symbiote has bonded to Eddie Brock (who is like a brother to him in this continuity just like in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics), he thinks that it's corrupting Eddie like it tried to do to him and begs him to fight its influence. Eddie responds by saying that he's not being controlled, he just shares the symbiote's desire to destroy Peter (the symbiote [[IfICantHaveYou wants to kill Peter because he rejected it]], and Eddie wants to kill him because Peter's actions indirectly screwed Eddie over). Eventually Eddie reveals that he's always resented Peter, because even though their parents died in the same accident, Peter was taken in by his aunt and uncle, and Eddie ended up all alone... until now.

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** When Peter learns that the symbiote has bonded to Eddie Brock (who is like a brother to him in this continuity just like in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics), he thinks that it's corrupting Eddie like it tried to do to him and begs him to fight its influence. Eddie responds by saying that he's not being controlled, he just shares the symbiote's desire to destroy Peter (the symbiote [[IfICantHaveYou wants to kill Peter because he rejected it]], and Eddie wants to kill him because Peter's actions indirectly screwed Eddie over). Eventually Eddie reveals that he's always resented Peter, because even though their parents died in the same accident, Peter was taken in by his aunt and uncle, and Eddie ended up all alone... until now. [[DownplayedTrope That being said]], as it had already been established that the symbiote can and does affect the character of whoever wears it by bringing out their dark side, it is possible that Eddie was simply in denial- while he may indeed have unconsciously resented Peter for all those reasons, it is likely that the symbiote exaggerated and played upon it while smothering the more genuinely positive feelings towards him that he had displayed earlier in the series. HumansAreFlawed, after all.
4th Dec '16 4:14:12 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Ward, a HYDRA [[TheMole mole]] who betrayed the team in Season 1, reveals during an interrogation that HYDRA sometimes uses brainwashing to force people to join them, giving Skye (and the audience) a brief HopeSpot that Ward may have been brainwashed all along, but he quickly makes clear he was never brainwashed and everything he's done was of his own free will.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Ward, a HYDRA [[TheMole mole]] who betrayed the team in Season 1, reveals during an interrogation that HYDRA sometimes uses brainwashing to force people to join them, giving Skye (and the audience) a brief HopeSpot that Ward may have been brainwashed all along, but he quickly makes clear he was never brainwashed and everything he's done was of his own free will.
3rd Dec '16 10:19:18 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], Ward, a HYDRA [[TheMole mole]] who betrayed the team in Season 1, reveals during an interrogation that HYDRA sometimes uses brainwashing to force people to join them, giving Skye (and the audience) a brief HopeSpot that Ward may have been brainwashed all along, but he quickly makes clear he was never brainwashed and everything he's done was of his own free will.
27th Nov '16 1:07:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: TheMagiciansNephew'' Diggory and Polly stumble upon a room of very realistic statues, along with a bell. A poem next to the bell challenges anyone who comes to ring it, and notes that if they don't, they'll have to spend the rest of their lives wondering what would have happened. Diggory rings it over Polly's objections, thus waking up the "statue" of [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the evil Queen Jadis]]. He tries to play this off like the poem was magic and forced him to do it, but under [[BigGood Aslan]]'s scolding he admits that he was really just curious.

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: TheMagiciansNephew'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'' Diggory and Polly stumble upon a room of very realistic statues, along with a bell. A poem next to the bell challenges anyone who comes to ring it, and notes that if they don't, they'll have to spend the rest of their lives wondering what would have happened. Diggory rings it over Polly's objections, thus waking up the "statue" of [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the evil Queen Jadis]]. He tries to play this off like the poem was magic and forced him to do it, but under [[BigGood Aslan]]'s scolding he admits that he was really just curious.
13th Nov '16 6:28:09 PM Scistorm
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* There's a variation in ''ComicBook/HalJordanAndTheGreenLanternCorps'', where the involved person never actually went evil. The Corps had suddenly vanished, with an unknown foe using their rings to pull them to the previous universe. Soranik Natu would have shared this fate, but her father ComicBook/Sinestro had forewarning of the event, and pulled off her ring just in the nick of time. She's inducted into the ComicBook/SinestroCorps, which is trying to take the Green Lanterns' place as the universe's lawkeepers. The GL Corps eventually does make it back, but Soranik working with their greatest enemy looks ''very'' questionable. She has to explain that, no, she did ''not'' pull a FaceHeelTurn at all.
16th Oct '16 1:26:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the pilot episode of ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', our hero is surprised to find his ex-partner Warp Darkmatter is not only alive, but [[TheDragon working]] for the BigBad. Unable to accept that his buddy was EvilAllAlong, Buzz offers several tried-and-true possible explanations:

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* In the pilot episode of ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', our hero is surprised to find his ex-partner Warp Darkmatter is not only alive, but [[TheDragon working]] for the BigBad. Unable to accept that his buddy was EvilAllAlong, Buzz offers several tried-and-true possible explanations:
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