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10th Apr '17 12:02:16 PM nombretomado
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* Mocked in {{Seanbaby}}'s [[http://www.seanbaby.com/stupcom/superquiz.htm Super Quiz]].

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* Mocked in {{Seanbaby}}'s Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'s [[http://www.seanbaby.com/stupcom/superquiz.htm Super Quiz]].
31st Mar '17 1:01:50 AM RacattackForce
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* Non-combat examples from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Amethyst and Greg get sucked into rewatching their old favorite TV sitcom for over a ''day'', and eventually Greg realizes that he's missed watching the New Year's fireworks with his son Steven. Amethyst urges him to stay, even shape-shifting into Steven. Greg doesn't take kindly to it, and Amethyst responds by mockingly shape-shifting into him; when ''that'' fails, she angrily shape-shifts into Greg's ''dead wife'' Rose Quartz, even as Greg hides in a corner and begs her to stop.

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* Non-combat examples example from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Amethyst and Greg get sucked into rewatching their old favorite TV sitcom for over a ''day'', almost two straight days, and eventually Greg realizes that he's missed watching the New Year's fireworks with his son Steven. Amethyst urges him to stay, even shape-shifting into Steven.Steven in order to convince him. Greg doesn't take kindly to it, and Amethyst responds by mockingly shape-shifting into him; when ''that'' fails, she angrily shape-shifts into Greg's ''dead wife'' Rose Quartz, even as Greg hides in a corner and begs her to stop.
30th Jan '17 9:32:15 AM AtmosBlitzer
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** In Part 7, this is the basis of the Stand Civil War. It conjures images of things you've "sacrificed" (read: abandoned or destroyed) and feel guilty about, which merge with your body and kill you.

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** In Part 7, this is the basis of the Stand named Civil War. It conjures images of things you've "sacrificed" (read: abandoned or destroyed) and feel guilty about, which merge with your body and kill you.
3rd Jan '17 2:17:17 PM Kayube
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* [[Series/DoctorWho The TARDIS]]' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Doctor's companions in turn:

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* [[Series/DoctorWho The TARDIS]]' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:
3rd Jan '17 2:16:25 PM Kayube
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* [[Series/DoctorWho The TARDIS]]' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:

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* [[Series/DoctorWho The TARDIS]]' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:
12th Dec '16 8:31:25 AM ZimFan89
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* The TARDIS inadvertently does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:

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* [[Series/DoctorWho The TARDIS inadvertently TARDIS]]' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:


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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': During their FinalBattle, season 2 BigBad [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Baal]] does this to Ash by taking on the forms of his dead loved ones -- his best friend Chet, sister Cheryl, and father Brock.
30th Nov '16 8:55:54 PM Kid
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''[[spoiler:Sync the Tempest mocks the protagonists, asking how it feels to fight against someone who resembles their deceased friend Ion. Luke counters that while he may resemble their friend, he isn't him]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''[[spoiler:Sync ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' [[spoiler:Sync the Tempest mocks the protagonists, asking how it feels to fight against someone who resembles their deceased friend Ion. Luke counters that while he may resemble their friend, he isn't him]].
30th Nov '16 8:51:09 PM Kid
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* In ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'', when Hansel is beating up the evil witch Muriel, she takes on her beautiful form (Creator/FamkeJanssen) and begs for mercy. Hansel says, "Nice try." and continues the attack.

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* In ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'', when Hansel is beating up the evil witch Muriel, she takes on her beautiful form (Creator/FamkeJanssen) and begs for mercy. Hansel says, "Nice try." try," and continues the attack.
13th Oct '16 10:22:47 AM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the hollow Grand Fisher has a lure on his head. By reading his target's psyche, he can transform that lure into the person the target cares about the most. He impersonates Ichigo's dead mother early on in the series.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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hollow Grand Fisher has a lure on his head. By reading his target's psyche, he can transform that lure into the person the target cares about the most. He impersonates Ichigo's dead mother early on in the series.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': A variation of this is used by [[DishingOutDirt Monsieur Sol]] against [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Elfman]] in the anime. He uses his earth powers to create clones of [[DeadLittleSister Lisanna]], who all begin angrily accusing him of killing her.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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A variation of this is used by [[DishingOutDirt Monsieur Sol]] against [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Elfman]] in the anime. He uses his earth powers to create clones of [[DeadLittleSister Lisanna]], Elfman's sister Lisanna, who all begin angrily accusing him of killing her.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Trueman throws Austin O'Brien off his game during their duel by shapeshifting into Austin's father and using a replica of his father's deck (but with some of Trueman's own cards in it). Trueman also plays on Austin's guilt by bringing up an incident where his parents were trapped in a burning car and he chose to save his father first (even though his father was able to save his mother, Austin was filled with self-loathing that he didn't choose to save her). Austin still puts up a valiant fight, but he eventually panics and makes a mistake that causes him to lose.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Cameo uses his JerkAssGenie Stand to manipulate Polnareff into this by reanimating his dead sister and Mohammed Avdol (who dies defending him), blaming him for their deaths. [[spoiler: Luckily, the real and alive Avdol appears to save the day, and Polnareff wises up to take down the fake image of his sister.]]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
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Cameo uses his JerkAssGenie Stand to manipulate Polnareff into this by reanimating his dead sister and Mohammed Avdol (who dies defending him), blaming him for their deaths. [[spoiler: Luckily, the real and alive Avdol appears to save the day, and Polnareff wises up to take down the fake image of his sister.]]
10th Aug '16 8:18:39 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Our hero is in a duel with a crafty {{Shapeshift|ing}}er villain. It looks like the shapeshifter is going to lose, until he busts out the most underhanded trick of all -- suddenly impersonating one of the hero's loved ones or TrueCompanions, trying to cause him to lose his will to fight.

Usually, the hero ends up struggling to find the willpower to continue beating up someone who looks just like his mom/girlfriend/little sister. Bonus points if the form the shape shifter takes on is that of a dead little sister, for extra guilt.

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Our hero is in a duel with a crafty {{Shapeshift|ing}}er villain. It looks like the shapeshifter is going to lose, until he busts they bust out the most underhanded trick of all -- suddenly impersonating one of the hero's loved ones or TrueCompanions, trying to cause him them to lose his their will to fight.

Usually, the hero ends up struggling to find the willpower to continue beating up someone who looks just like his mom/girlfriend/little sister. their loved ones. Bonus points if the form the shape shifter takes on is that of a dead little sister, friend or family member for extra guilt.
guilt. Especially if it is one whose death the hero blame themselves for.
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