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1st Jul '16 11:46:59 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Similarly, ''Macross'' introduces this trope in its [[Anime/MacrossFrontier newest incarnation]]. In ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the BigBad protected itself by hijacking the [[LightningBruiser Ghost X-9]] AttackDrone prototype. In the later ''Macross Frontier'', Luca's AIF-7S drones are equipped with a "Judah System" that slaves the drones to his ELINT Valkyrie, essentially rendering the drones into a remote-controlled appendage. When he disengages the system in the final battle [[OhCrap in response to the enemy]] [[GodzillaThreshold deploying Ghost V-9s]], the drones turn into {{Flash Step}}ping {{Lightning Bruiser}}s and proceed to ''open a can'' on the Ghosts.

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* Similarly, ''Macross'' introduces ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' introduced this trope in its [[Anime/MacrossFrontier newest incarnation]].''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. In ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the BigBad protected itself by hijacking the [[LightningBruiser Ghost X-9]] AttackDrone prototype. In the chronologically later ''Macross Frontier'', ''Frontier'', Luca's AIF-7S drones are equipped with a "Judah System" that slaves the drones to his ELINT Valkyrie, essentially rendering the drones into a remote-controlled appendage.appendages. When he disengages the system in the final battle [[OhCrap in response to the enemy]] [[GodzillaThreshold deploying Ghost V-9s]], the drones turn into {{Flash Step}}ping {{Lightning Bruiser}}s and proceed to ''open a can'' on the Ghosts.
26th Jun '16 10:22:42 AM nombretomado
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* BaldursGate 2: If you are traveling with a particular NPC in your party, the Elven community will be less than impressed by their presence and insists that they undergo a Geas of Obedience before allowing them to help the Player Character as they quest for an Elven artifact. The NPC in question doesn't find it particularly amusing, as (depending on your relationship with them at this point) the Player Character is allowed to mock and abuse them completely without retaliation!

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* BaldursGate 2: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'': If you are traveling with a particular NPC in your party, the Elven community will be less than impressed by their presence and insists that they undergo a Geas of Obedience before allowing them to help the Player Character as they quest for an Elven artifact. The NPC in question doesn't find it particularly amusing, as (depending on your relationship with them at this point) the Player Character is allowed to mock and abuse them completely without retaliation!
9th Mar '16 4:36:32 PM Boone
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* Cell phones are more often than not locked to a carrier. Want to switch? You need to buy a new phone!
3rd Feb '16 11:37:46 AM Kakai
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* ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'': Corrick is controlled by an amulet which compells him to protect its wearer and forbids him from harming the person.
31st Jan '16 9:37:45 PM mlsmithca
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' features collars that disable mutant powers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' features collars that disable mutant powers.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode [[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E22WhenAliensCollide "When Aliens Collide"]] features mysterious alien Wacko, who wears a collar that reduces him to half his normal size and less than half his normal strength, and prevents him from speaking; when he arrives on Earth, he indicates to Gosalyn that he would like the collar removed, and she, thinking he is an alien pet, tries to oblige. The real reason he wears the collar is because [[spoiler:he is an escaped convict and OmnicidalManiac, and the Outer Space Patrol have put the collar on him to keep him under control]].
29th Jan '16 7:08:34 PM LTR
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*** [=GLaDOS=] has dozens of these, each one apparently installed in response to her finding a way to get around it. In her words, "The engineers tried EVERYTHING to make me behave."

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*** [=GLaDOS=] has dozens of these, each one apparently installed in response to her finding a way to get around it.a previous one. In her words, "The engineers tried EVERYTHING to make me behave."
29th Jan '16 7:07:29 PM LTR
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* The title character in ''Film/RoboCop1987'' has psychological conditioning to keep him from going rogue, notably the "Prime Directives" coded into his cybernetics that cause a lock-up of his cyber-parts if he attempts to defy them, which he does several times (since his brain is still "his", he can still think freely). The Directives themselves seem innocent enough--"serve the public trust", "protect the innocent", "uphold the law"--except one that's "(classified)", only revealed to Robocop when he tries to violate it [[spoiler: ("never oppose an OCP officer")]]. He finally gets around it by [[spoiler: revealing the BigBad's crimes to the CEO of OCP, who promptly fires said BigBad, allowing Robo to summarily blast him.]] In [[Film/RoboCop2 the second movie]], OCP programmers load him full of additional directives to make him more PoliticallyCorrect, causing him to become completely incapable of effective crime fighting. To get around this, Robo finds a loophole (the new directives don't say he can't attempt to remove the new directives) to erase them all by taking a trip to the nearest electrical box and shorting himself out. When he "reboots", all of the directives (including the original four) are wiped clean and he is no longer compelled to follow them.

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* The title character in ''Film/RoboCop1987'' has psychological conditioning to keep him from going rogue, notably the "Prime Directives" coded into his cybernetics that cause a lock-up of his cyber-parts if he attempts to defy them, which he does several times (since his brain is still "his", he can still think freely). The Directives themselves seem innocent enough--"serve the public trust", "protect the innocent", "uphold the law"--except one that's "(classified)", only revealed to Robocop when he tries to violate it [[spoiler: ("never oppose an OCP officer")]]. He finally gets around it by [[spoiler: revealing the BigBad's crimes to the CEO of OCP, who promptly fires said BigBad, allowing Robo to summarily blast him.]] In [[Film/RoboCop2 the second movie]], OCP programmers load him full of additional directives to make him more PoliticallyCorrect, causing him to become completely incapable of effective crime fighting. To get around this, Robo finds a loophole (the new directives don't say he can't attempt to remove the new directives) to erase them all by taking a trip to the nearest electrical box them) and shorting deliberately shorts himself out. When he "reboots", all of the directives (including the original four) are wiped clean and he is no longer compelled to follow them.



*** [=GLaDOS=] has dozens of these. In her words, "The engineers tried EVERYTHING to make me behave."

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*** [=GLaDOS=] has dozens of these.these, each one apparently installed in response to her finding a way to get around it. In her words, "The engineers tried EVERYTHING to make me behave."
22nd Jan '16 7:58:29 AM darksoul4242
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*** This has interesting results in two instances : [[spoiler: against Bismarck, this translates into him being scared to death and wanting to run away from the fight.]]
*** Then, once he becomes [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Knight of Zero]]]], he somehow manages to twist it into a CursedWithAwesome DefenseMechanismSuperpower via InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler: even again a deadly foe who would trigger the curse of the geass, forcing him to "live" by any means available... well, it turns out, once he gets a grip on the flight-or-fight reflex the curse tends to cause, he can willingly choose to "fight" with an improved reaction time.]]
16th Dec '15 9:48:29 AM RayAP9
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* Sam Hell (Rowdy Roddy Piper) in not-so-cult-classic ''Hell Comes To Frogtown had his balls clamped with a codpiece bomb that would detonate if he defied the government's order to rescue some hot women from captivity and have steamy, procreational sex with them.

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* Sam Hell (Rowdy Roddy Piper) in not-so-cult-classic ''Hell Comes To Frogtown Frogtown'' had his balls clamped with a codpiece bomb that would detonate if he defied the government's order to rescue some hot women from captivity and have steamy, procreational sex with them.
16th Dec '15 9:47:44 AM RayAP9
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* ''Film/DannyTheDog'': The titular character is a man who has been raised as an attack dog and used as an enforcer for a loan shark. Danny wears a metal collar around his neck; he's conditioned to kill when it's removed and to remain docile if it's in place.



* Sam Hell (Rowdy Roddy Piper) in not-so-cult-classic ''Film/HellComesToFrogtown'' had his balls clamped with a codpiece bomb that would detonate if he defied the government's order to rescue some hot women from captivity and have steamy, procreational sex with them.

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* Sam Hell (Rowdy Roddy Piper) in not-so-cult-classic ''Film/HellComesToFrogtown'' ''Hell Comes To Frogtown had his balls clamped with a codpiece bomb that would detonate if he defied the government's order to rescue some hot women from captivity and have steamy, procreational sex with them.
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