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5th Sep '17 5:40:02 PM doomquokka
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* [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=131 Parodied by]] ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}''.

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* [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=131 com/?comic=2002-05-02 Parodied by]] ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}''.
27th Aug '17 10:03:41 AM wingedcatgirl
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* On the other end of the brain damage spectrum, it's possible to damage the part of your mind responsible for recognizing people. Not that you'd forget who they were, mind you. You'd know who your mother is, exactly what she looks like, but your mind just won't recognize the person who acts like and looks like your mother as actually being your mother. People with this type of brain damage believe that everyone they know [[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers has been replaced with an imposter]]. All of a sudden, everyone else in the world is Not Him/Herself.
* Lobotomies.

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* On the other end of the brain damage spectrum, it's possible to damage the part of your mind responsible for recognizing people. Not that you'd forget who they were, mind you. You'd know who your mother is, exactly what she looks like, but your mind just won't recognize the person who acts like and looks like your mother as actually being your mother. People with this type of brain damage believe that everyone they know [[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers has been replaced with an imposter]]. All of a sudden, everyone else in the world is Not Him/Herself.
* Lobotomies.
Themself.
20th Aug '17 1:03:17 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Used regularly in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. On one occasion it becomes clear that it's not really Aeryn when she doesn't know [[spoiler: she's pregnant]], once when she suggests abandoning their friends, and once when she's suspiciously happy: 'Aeryn smiling for no reason. That ought to have been our first clue.'
A fourth occurs when Harvey takes over Crichton at the end of Season 2 and [[spoiler: forces John to kill Aeryn]].

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* Used regularly in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. On one occasion it becomes clear that it's not really Aeryn when she doesn't know [[spoiler: she's pregnant]], once when she suggests abandoning their friends, and once when she's suspiciously happy: 'Aeryn "Aeryn smiling for no reason. That ought to have been our first clue.'
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A fourth occurs when Harvey takes over Crichton at the end of Season 2 and [[spoiler: forces John to kill Aeryn]].
20th Aug '17 1:02:33 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Series/[[Angel]]:

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* Series/[[Angel]]: ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
9th Aug '17 3:21:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' takes it further, where the potion completely destroys the victim's original personality, effectively killing them. The chapter "War March and Past Sins" explains how - [[spoiler: basically the human convert's soul is ''shattered to pieces'' and then "bound in chains" to Queen Celestia and the [[BiggerBad Bag of Tirek's]] will. Even worse, according to the Elder Shaman of the Zebras, it is completely impossible to repair those souls with any medicine or magic; only {{Mercy Kill}}ing them will make their souls whole again and set them free]]. To quote one ex-HLF member:

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** ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' takes it further, where the potion completely destroys the victim's original personality, effectively killing them. The chapter "War March and Past Sins" explains how - [[spoiler: basically the human convert's soul is ''shattered to pieces'' and then "bound in chains" to Queen Celestia and the [[BiggerBad Bag of Tirek's]] Tirek's will. Even worse, according to the Elder Shaman of the Zebras, it is completely impossible to repair those souls with any medicine or magic; only {{Mercy Kill}}ing them will make their souls whole again and set them free]]. To quote one ex-HLF member:



** In Season 4, Cordy isn't herself after being possessed by the BiggerBad.

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** In Season 4, Cordy isn't herself after being possessed by the BiggerBad.possessed.
9th Jun '17 3:31:59 PM nombretomado
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* During the "Trinity" arc, it is revealed that Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are "Keystones" of reality, inherent to the fabric of the universe, and that the endless Expies of them across the multiverse are the "Keystones" of their universe (including [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Apollo, Midnighter]] and [[ComicBook/WildCATs Zealot]] for the {{Wildstorm}} universe, whch makes... [[{{Grimdark}} a lot]] [[NinetiesAntihero of sense]]). When a trio of villains tries to usurp their position for ultimate power, the spell they use has the side effect of of causing them to take on each others personality traits, meaning on a mission to the MirrorUniverse, Superman goes LeeroyJenkins and [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] the [[EvilTwin CSA]] while Batman tries to negotiate a peaceful solution and Wonder Woman broods on their out of character behaviour. Then when Superman sends Ultraman, Owlman and Superwoman out of their universe, it starts trying to force them to become the new Keystones, and they start acting like their CSA doubles as well as each other. Fortunately ComicBook/BlackCanary tells them to go home and get their act together.

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* During the "Trinity" arc, it is revealed that Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are "Keystones" of reality, inherent to the fabric of the universe, and that the endless Expies of them across the multiverse are the "Keystones" of their universe (including [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Apollo, Midnighter]] and [[ComicBook/WildCATs Zealot]] for the {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} universe, whch makes... [[{{Grimdark}} a lot]] [[NinetiesAntihero of sense]]). When a trio of villains tries to usurp their position for ultimate power, the spell they use has the side effect of of causing them to take on each others personality traits, meaning on a mission to the MirrorUniverse, Superman goes LeeroyJenkins and [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] the [[EvilTwin CSA]] while Batman tries to negotiate a peaceful solution and Wonder Woman broods on their out of character behaviour. Then when Superman sends Ultraman, Owlman and Superwoman out of their universe, it starts trying to force them to become the new Keystones, and they start acting like their CSA doubles as well as each other. Fortunately ComicBook/BlackCanary tells them to go home and get their act together.
7th Jun '17 3:32:36 PM Xtifr
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* On an episode of ''{{Kojak}}'', Lt. Kojak appears to go corrupt, but of course in the end it's all a [[FakeDefector big undercover operation]].

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* On an episode of ''{{Kojak}}'', ''Series/{{Kojak}}'', Lt. Kojak appears to go corrupt, but of course in the end it's all a [[FakeDefector big undercover operation]].
20th Apr '17 8:26:18 AM FF32
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* Maya undergoes this in a flashback-themed dungeon in ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin'', acting as a complete opposite of herself, refusing to participate in team conversations with demons, having a much more sinister portrait in fusion spells, and having yellow eyes. While the party notices she's acting rude, they never notice that she's clearly not the same person and wants them dead until the ''real'' Maya shows up.

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* Maya undergoes this in a flashback-themed dungeon in ''VideoGame/Persona2InnocentSin'', ''[[VideoGame/Persona2 Persona 2: Innocent Sin]]'', acting as a complete opposite of herself, refusing to participate in team conversations with demons, having a much more sinister portrait in fusion spells, and having yellow eyes. While the party notices she's acting rude, they never notice that she's clearly not the same person and wants them dead until the ''real'' Maya shows up.
17th Mar '17 12:04:59 PM Riolux
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** [spoiler: Zidane]] displays this for a short while near the end of the game. Given his normally cheerful personality, this moment is notable as it hints at [[spoiler: what he was really capable of if he had been acting towards his intended purpose -- i.e., an angel of death and destroyer of worlds]].

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** [spoiler: [[spoiler: Zidane]] displays this for a short while near the end of the game. Given his normally cheerful personality, this moment is notable as it hints at [[spoiler: what he was really capable of if he had been acting towards his intended purpose -- i.e., an angel of death and destroyer of worlds]].
11th Mar '17 10:04:13 AM nombretomado
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* Definitely seen a lot in ''Film/FaceOff'', when plastic surgery for an undercover operation results in Sean Archer (JohnTravolta) getting the face of Castor Troy (Creator/NicolasCage), and subsequently, Castor retaliates upon finding out his face has been stolen by stealing Archer's face for himself. By having Cage and Travolta swap roles, one sees how the two characters react differently when in the company of the other's inner circle. One contrast is how they take victory celebrations: when Archer gets his for putting Castor into a coma, he looks depressed and turns down a bottle of champagne, then decides to remind them of the agents killed by Castor in the shootout. When Castor is being congratulated for "locating" and disarming his own bomb, he wears his sunglasses and seems unusually chipper. Elsewhere, when Castor gets his first glimpse of Archer's daughter Jamie, he inadvertently calls her "Janie", and also lights up a cigarette, two things the real Archer would never do, but which are glossed over.

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* Definitely seen a lot in ''Film/FaceOff'', when plastic surgery for an undercover operation results in Sean Archer (JohnTravolta) (Creator/JohnTravolta) getting the face of Castor Troy (Creator/NicolasCage), and subsequently, Castor retaliates upon finding out his face has been stolen by stealing Archer's face for himself. By having Cage and Travolta swap roles, one sees how the two characters react differently when in the company of the other's inner circle. One contrast is how they take victory celebrations: when Archer gets his for putting Castor into a coma, he looks depressed and turns down a bottle of champagne, then decides to remind them of the agents killed by Castor in the shootout. When Castor is being congratulated for "locating" and disarming his own bomb, he wears his sunglasses and seems unusually chipper. Elsewhere, when Castor gets his first glimpse of Archer's daughter Jamie, he inadvertently calls her "Janie", and also lights up a cigarette, two things the real Archer would never do, but which are glossed over.
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