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12th Sep '16 12:11:36 PM eroock
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->''It will take more than head games to stop me. You may have invaded my mind and my body... but there's one thing a Saiyan always keeps''... '''his pride!'''

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->''It ->''"It will take more than head games to stop me. You may have invaded my mind and my body... \\
but there's one thing a Saiyan always keeps''... keeps... '''his pride!'''pride!'''"''
11th Aug '16 9:05:58 PM PaulA
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* Bujold also plays the comedy situation for dramatics in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''. [[spoiler: Most of Beta Colony believes that Cordelia has been brainwashed by the Barrayarans, when she's really just in love with Admiral Vorkosigan.]]
* In Bujold's ''TheSpiritRing'', sorcerers can attach the spirits of the recently deceased to inanimate objects and compel them to do their bidding. The heroine decides to skip the compulsion in favor of asking nicely, leading to an unexpected failure when the bad guy tries to destroy her animated [[spoiler:statue]]:

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* Bujold also plays the comedy situation for dramatics in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''. [[spoiler: Most ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor''. [[spoiler:Most of Beta Colony believes that Cordelia has been brainwashed by the Barrayarans, when she's really just in love with Admiral Vorkosigan.]]
* In Bujold's ''TheSpiritRing'', ''Literature/TheSpiritRing'', sorcerers can attach the spirits of the recently deceased to inanimate objects and compel them to do their bidding. The heroine decides to skip the compulsion in favor of asking nicely, leading to an unexpected failure when the bad guy tries to destroy her animated [[spoiler:statue]]:



* Kyp Durron in the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' is a rather ambiguous case. While he wasn't "brainwashed", he was certainly ''influenced'' mentally by [[BigBad Exar Kun]]. But it largely worked because Kun was telling Kyp what he ''wanted to hear'', and it's never 100% clear how much was Kun and how much was Kyp. Using a superweapon to blow up the stars of Imperial-controlled systems as revenge for his life of slavery and the death of his family was all Kyp, though, which leads to some heated in-universe debates when other characters, particularly his mentor Luke Skywalker, point-blank refuse to believe he was responsible despite all the available evidence.

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* Kyp Durron in the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' is a rather ambiguous case. While he wasn't "brainwashed", he was certainly ''influenced'' mentally by [[BigBad Exar Kun]]. But it largely worked because Kun was telling Kyp what he ''wanted to hear'', and it's never 100% clear how much was Kun and how much was Kyp. Using a superweapon to blow up the stars of Imperial-controlled systems as revenge for his life of slavery and the death of his family was all Kyp, though, which leads to some heated in-universe debates when other characters, particularly his mentor Luke Skywalker, point-blank refuse to believe he was responsible despite all the available evidence.
26th May '16 12:23:27 PM Willbyr
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* In ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]'', Vegeta falls under Babidi's Majin control, which brings out the evil of whoever is placed under it and brings them under his control. After Goku tries to get him to snap out of it, Vegeta reveals that he's not truly under Babidi's control; he ''let'' himself be affected because he felt he was going soft, and knew Babidi could bring out his evil side and allow him to finally surpass Goku (however, this implies that he is at least ''partially'' under Babidi's influence, and when Babidi puts some effort into exercising it Vegeta has to muster a lot of his will to successfully resist it).
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Aizen]]'s]] Zanpaktou can cast illusions that can fool anyone, if they have ever seen the sword using its power. [[spoiler:However, Tousen is blind, thus unable to see the sword. It is then revealed that he joined Aizen of his own will.]]

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* In ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Vegeta falls under Babidi's Majin control, which brings out the evil of whoever is placed under it and brings them under his control. After Goku tries to get him to snap out of it, Vegeta reveals that he's not truly under Babidi's control; he ''let'' himself be affected because he felt he was going soft, and knew Babidi could bring out his evil side and allow him to finally surpass Goku (however, this implies that he is at least ''partially'' under Babidi's influence, and when Babidi puts some effort into exercising it Vegeta has to muster a lot of his will to successfully resist it).
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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[[spoiler:[[BigBad Aizen]]'s]] Zanpaktou can cast illusions that can fool anyone, if they have ever seen the sword using its power. [[spoiler:However, Tousen is blind, thus unable to see the sword. It is then revealed that he joined Aizen of his own will.]]



* ''{{Hellsing}}'', [[spoiler: BattleButler Walter]] is seen de-aged and on the side of the Nazi Vampires. When Alucard fights him, everyone assumes that he's been brainwashed. While it's left slightly ambiguous, it's heavily implied that not only was he doing it all of his own free will, but [[spoiler:he has been TheMole all along]].
* In ''SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', {{woobie}} Alone is chosen as the vessel for [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]] and subsequently begins to [[KillEmAll kill everyone]], planning to end all life on Earth. [[spoiler: Turns out this has nothing to do with the influence of Hades, as he was never possessed; being chosen as the vessel for Hades simply gave him the power to execute a plan that was his own from the very beginning.]]

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* ''{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', [[spoiler: BattleButler Walter]] is seen de-aged and on the side of the Nazi Vampires. When Alucard fights him, everyone assumes that he's been brainwashed. While it's left slightly ambiguous, it's heavily implied that not only was he doing it all of his own free will, but [[spoiler:he has been TheMole all along]].
* In ''SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', {{woobie}} Alone is chosen as the vessel for [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]] and subsequently begins to [[KillEmAll kill everyone]], planning to end all life on Earth. [[spoiler: Turns out this has nothing to do with the influence of Hades, as he was never possessed; being chosen as the vessel for Hades simply gave him the power to execute a plan that was his own from the very beginning.]]
15th May '16 11:09:59 AM nombretomado
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* In the 90s, when Colossus abandoned the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} for {{Magneto}}'s Acolytes, his team-mates -- specifically {{Wolverine}}--wanted to believe that he was under mind-control; Colossus immediately denied it and for a while it was the official explanation that he was not being compelled. Eventually Professor X decided that Colossus had committed this FaceHeelTurn because of an undiagnosed brain injury (he had a huge dent in his head at the time and was trapped in his armored form. This led to an ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' issue where Xavier [[SuperDickery has Colossus's ex-girlfriend trick him into coming back to Earth so they can abduct him]], then treats the injury. It was specifically asked by one of the characters, "what do we do if he still wants to go back to the Acolytes after we heal him?" The answer turned out to be "we let him go back" and that's exactly what Colossus did. It was kind of refreshing. He remained an AntiVillain with the Acolytes for a few years, real-time, which only ended when the Acolytes' space station was destroyed and the survivors got scattered across the Earth, forcing the team's disbandment.

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* In the 90s, when Colossus abandoned the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen for {{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s Acolytes, his team-mates -- specifically {{Wolverine}}--wanted ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}--wanted to believe that he was under mind-control; Colossus immediately denied it and for a while it was the official explanation that he was not being compelled. Eventually Professor X decided that Colossus had committed this FaceHeelTurn because of an undiagnosed brain injury (he had a huge dent in his head at the time and was trapped in his armored form. This led to an ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' issue where Xavier [[SuperDickery has Colossus's ex-girlfriend trick him into coming back to Earth so they can abduct him]], then treats the injury. It was specifically asked by one of the characters, "what do we do if he still wants to go back to the Acolytes after we heal him?" The answer turned out to be "we let him go back" and that's exactly what Colossus did. It was kind of refreshing. He remained an AntiVillain with the Acolytes for a few years, real-time, which only ended when the Acolytes' space station was destroyed and the survivors got scattered across the Earth, forcing the team's disbandment.
13th May '16 10:02:45 AM Manny20444
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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), 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.
** From the same series: we are led to believe that the Green Goblin, [[spoiler:Harry Osborn]], did it because of an [[SuperpoweredEvilSide evil split personality]]. In the final episode, we not only learn that [[spoiler:ComicBook/NormanOsborn was really the Goblin the whole time]], but unlike in other versions he managed to control his dosage of PsychoSerum so that he [[SuperSerum got the powers]] without any mental side effects.

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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), 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.
** From the same series: we are led to believe that the Green Goblin, [[spoiler:Harry Osborn]], did it because of an [[SuperpoweredEvilSide evil split personality]]. In the final episode, we not only learn that [[spoiler:ComicBook/NormanOsborn was really the Goblin the whole time]], but unlike in other versions he managed to control his dosage of PsychoSerum so that he [[SuperSerum got the powers]] without any mental side effects.
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8th May '16 9:26:45 AM ReaderAt2046
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** And in ''Crisis On Two Equestrias'', when Trixie accidentally teleports herself to the Celestiaverse, she quite naturally assumes that the differences between the two universes are the result of Corona MindRaping her friends. While her memory transfer spell is able to "restore" their Lunaverse memories, the Celestiaverse Elements of Harmony are not fooled.
19th Apr '16 9:29:07 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''{{Film/Dragonheart}},'' this is the main conflict--Bowen hates dragons because he's convinced that King Einon, whom he mentored as a child, only turned evil when he bound his heart with a dragon's to save his life. The viewer, however, can see that Einon was [[EnfantTerrible pretty messed up]] even before his injury; it just takes Bowen most of the movie to accept it.
8th Apr '16 6:57:02 PM jormis29
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Knights of the Blackened Denarius are a group of FallenAngels that inhabit [[SealedEvilInACan thirty pieces of silver]]. If a human picks up one of the coins, they expose themselves to the Fallen's influence. Most of these people are MindRaped into submission, but a fair few of the coin holders are working with the Fallen on their own free choice, for various reasons.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the Knights of the Blackened Denarius are a group of FallenAngels that inhabit [[SealedEvilInACan thirty pieces of silver]].inhabit]] the ThirtyPiecesOfSilver. If a human picks up one of the coins, they expose themselves to the Fallen's influence. Most of these people are MindRaped into submission, but a fair few of the coin holders are working with the Fallen on their own free choice, for various reasons.
6th Apr '16 7:00:38 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Implied in FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse. In the Celestiaverse, it's stated that Luna's transformation into Nightmare Moon was partially due to the influence of an alien presence (the Nightmare), and that the reason Luna could pull such a quick HeelFaceTurn was that the Elements purged the Nightmare from Luna. But given the fact that Corona rejected Luna's offer of redemption, this implies that Celestia was not effected by any external force, and became the Tyrant Sun entirely on her own.
20th Mar '16 10:42:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheAngryBeavers'' "Zooing Time": The supposedly brainwashed Norbert is genuinely disappointed at being rescued from a zoo, because he actually likes it, but Daggett thinks that he's saying that because he was brainwashed. (And he's taking responsibility for getting Norb sent to the zoo to begin with.)

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* ''TheAngryBeavers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' "Zooing Time": The supposedly brainwashed Norbert is genuinely disappointed at being rescued from a zoo, because he actually likes it, but Daggett thinks that he's saying that because he was brainwashed. (And he's taking responsibility for getting Norb sent to the zoo to begin with.)
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