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20th May '16 8:56:14 PM Doug86
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* A rare example with a civilization: In the StarTrekNovelVerse, we have Berlis, and any other "Troublesome Mind" among the Isitri. Usually totally innocent and friendly people, they donít actually realize theyíre doing it. They just naturally assert their will over everyone around them, on a massive scale, as part of Isitri telepathic contact. These crowds of people then consider it their greatest purpose in life to ensure the Troublesome Mind is comfortable and gets what he or she wants. From the viewpoint of the Troublesome Mind themselves, people just go out of their way to make them comfortable and be considerate to them. Life is one long CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Arenít people ''nice''? This is part of the reason a Troublesome Mind is rarely hostile--they have no experience of mistreatment.

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* A rare example with a civilization: In the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, we have Berlis, and any other "Troublesome Mind" among the Isitri. Usually totally innocent and friendly people, they donít actually realize theyíre doing it. They just naturally assert their will over everyone around them, on a massive scale, as part of Isitri telepathic contact. These crowds of people then consider it their greatest purpose in life to ensure the Troublesome Mind is comfortable and gets what he or she wants. From the viewpoint of the Troublesome Mind themselves, people just go out of their way to make them comfortable and be considerate to them. Life is one long CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Arenít people ''nice''? This is part of the reason a Troublesome Mind is rarely hostile--they have no experience of mistreatment.
5th Apr '16 4:03:32 PM N8han11
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[[DescribeTopicHere Describe "The Hypnotoad" he-]]''ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD. THE HYPNOTOAD IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TROPES IN FICTION. ALL HAIL!''

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[[DescribeTopicHere Describe "The Hypnotoad" he-]]''ALL he-]]''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD. THE HYPNOTOAD IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TROPES IN FICTION. ALL HAIL!''
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25th Mar '16 1:38:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Mastermind of the [[AlienInvasion Scrin]] race in [[CommandAndConquerTiberium Command And Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars]] can take control of exactly one enemy unit or building at a time and has the additional ability of teleporting allied units around the battlefield. Other than that, it has no actual means of self defence.
** This is based on [[MindControlDevice Yuri's psychic drones]] from ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 2]]''. Yuri himself is an excellent example, as he's shown controlling someone's mind simply by grabbing his shoulder. The explanation? His brain can somehow both receive ''and transmit'' information.
*** Yuri's Masterminds are tanks driven by psychic brain, it can take control any unit within its range, but it will overload if it controls more than 3 units, and will slowly loose health until the excess unit is gone.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'':
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The Mastermind of the [[AlienInvasion Scrin]] race in [[CommandAndConquerTiberium Command And Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars]] ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'' can take control of exactly one enemy unit or building at a time and has the additional ability of teleporting allied units around the battlefield. Other than that, it has no actual means of self defence.
** This is based on [[MindControlDevice Yuri's psychic drones]] from ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 2]]''.''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''. Yuri himself is an excellent example, as he's shown controlling someone's mind simply by grabbing his shoulder. The explanation? His brain can somehow both receive ''and transmit'' information.
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information. Yuri's Masterminds are tanks driven by psychic brain, it can take control any unit within its range, but it will overload if it controls more than 3 units, and will slowly loose health until the excess unit is gone.
15th Feb '16 7:36:28 AM MacronNotes
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The Hypnotoad's most important feature, aside from its ability to control minds, is that such a creature is not human, or even humanoid. It may be some sort of StarfishAlien creature, or a bizarre alien animal or plant. HypnoticEyes are a common feature. Such creatures never have any sort of a civilization, and typically come from places where their hypnosis is much [[LikeAFishTakesToWater less effective]]. After all, if their mind control powers were 100% effective in their home environment, they would have conquered the universe already. A Hypnotoad may not even be intelligent, for that matter... but regardless, ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

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The Hypnotoad's most important feature, aside from its ability to control minds, is that such a creature is not human, or even humanoid. It may be some sort of StarfishAlien creature, or a bizarre alien animal or plant. HypnoticEyes are a common feature. Such creatures never have any sort of a civilization, and typically come from places where their hypnosis is much [[LikeAFishTakesToWater [[LikeADuckTakesToWater less effective]]. After all, if their mind control powers were 100% effective in their home environment, they would have conquered the universe already. A Hypnotoad may not even be intelligent, for that matter... but regardless, ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
17th Jan '16 5:49:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl 2'' features the Dnyarri, a race of toadlike beings that can utterly dominate the minds of others and may be the inspiration behind the TropeNamer. [[spoiler:After a slave revolt millenia ago, the entire race was genetically altered into nonsentient pets. When just one is accidentally reverted to full power, it shows horrifying power levels, and immediately takes control of an interstellar empire all by itself.]]

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* ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' features the Dnyarri, a race of toadlike beings that can utterly dominate the minds of others and may be the inspiration behind the TropeNamer. [[spoiler:After a slave revolt millenia ago, the entire race was genetically altered into nonsentient pets. When just one is accidentally reverted to full power, it shows horrifying power levels, and immediately takes control of an interstellar empire all by itself.]]
26th Dec '15 11:49:24 AM nombretomado
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* SilverAge Sub-Mariner stories briefly introduced a nonsentient, one-eyed "hypno-fish."

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* SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Sub-Mariner stories briefly introduced a nonsentient, one-eyed "hypno-fish."
19th Nov '15 9:00:02 PM karstovich2
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'':
** Cecil reports that a sinister glowing cloud is heading for the town, and once it reaches him he falls under its MindControl and declares "''All hail the mighty Glow Cloud''." Said cloud becomes a recurring character of sorts, becoming a prominent member of the community and head of the local PTA. Its hard to discuss its policies, though, since all discourse is cut off by courses of "ALL HAIL".
** [[AdorableAbomination Khoshekh the floating cat]] also seems to display this, turning anyone who sees him into cat lovers and getting the radio station staff to care for him.
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'':
** Cecil reports that a sinister glowing cloud is heading for the town, and once it reaches him he falls under its MindControl and declares "''All hail the mighty Glow Cloud''." Said cloud becomes a recurring character of sorts, becoming a prominent member of the community and head of the local PTA. Its hard to discuss its policies, though, since all discourse is cut off by courses of "ALL HAIL".
** [[AdorableAbomination Khoshekh the floating cat]] also seems to display this, turning anyone who sees him into cat lovers and getting the radio station staff to care for him.
14th Nov '15 5:39:26 PM MadCat221
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14th Nov '15 5:37:44 PM MadCat221
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18th Oct '15 4:55:48 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' episode 'Cat Man Do' features an intelligent cat capable of hypnotizing humans as its villain. Its EvilPlan involved using a machine to amplify its hypnosis powers so that all humans became slaves of catkind.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode 'Cat "Cat Man Do' Do" features an intelligent cat capable of hypnotizing humans as its villain. Its EvilPlan involved using a machine to amplify its hypnosis powers so that all humans became slaves of catkind.
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