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5th Dec '17 2:22:40 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': River is activated by a subliminal message in a Fruity Oaty Bar commercial, but is [[spoiler:put to sleep]] by Simon saying "Eta kuram na smekh," Russian for "That's for chickens to laugh at" (i.e. "That's ridiculous.")

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': River is activated by a subliminal message in a Fruity Oaty Bar commercial, but is [[spoiler:put to sleep]] by Simon saying "Eta kuram na smekh," Russian for "That's for chickens hens to laugh at" (i.e. "That's ridiculous.")
26th Nov '17 12:17:55 AM Lanes17B
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* In ''Film/GetOut'' the villain hypnotized TheHero one night [[OrWasItADream he thought he had a bad dream]] and implanted the command whereupon any time he heard the sound of a spoon clinking a teacup three times, [[AndIMustScream he would collapse onto the floor, paralyzed, while his consciousness fell into the "Sunken Place."]]
12th Nov '17 11:06:38 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. The location of [[BlackSite Star One]] is revealed by saying the phrase "A fool knows everything and nothing" (the co-ordinates were [[NeuroVault implanted in the mind]] of the Charl's Fool).

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
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The location of [[BlackSite Star One]] is revealed by saying the phrase "A fool knows everything and nothing" (the co-ordinates were [[NeuroVault implanted in the mind]] of the Charl's Fool).Fool).
** When providing a spacecraft for renegade officer Travis, Servalan orders the cyborg crew be mind-wiped and programmed to respond to the orders of the man who gives the word [[RogueAgent "Outlaw"]].
22nd Oct '17 8:13:01 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429437/28/The-Perils-of-Innocence The Perils of Innocence]]'' a memory-charmed Dumbledore remembers that the Potters switched Secret Keepers when Sirius shouts "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country" during his much-delayed trial.
22nd Oct '17 8:10:59 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429437/28/The-Perils-of-Innocence The Perils of Innocence]]'' a memory-charmed Dumbledore remembers that the Potters switched Secret Keepers when Sirius shouts "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country" during his much-delayed trial.
22nd Oct '17 8:09:09 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429437/28/The-Perils-of-Innocence The Perils of Innocence]]'' a memory-charmed Dumbledore remembers that the Potters switched Secret Keepers when Sirius shouts "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country" during his much-delayed trial.
15th Oct '17 12:36:28 PM Monolaf317
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15th Sep '17 12:57:35 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' eventually reveals that the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Freeze Roidmude]] (posing as the Minister of Defense) implanted the higher-ups of the police department with a mental suggestion that used "Roidmude" as a trigger word; whenever they heard it, they would become skeptical and mistrusting, [[PoliceAreUseless not taking the Roidmude threat seriously]]. Lt. Ohta was also subject to the brainwashing, but for some reason it caused him to constantly mispronounce the word as things like "Pork Roast" or "Hemmoroid" -- [[CerebusRetcon one of the show's longest]] {{Running Gag}}s, but also the reason he was able to remain competent[[note]]He was part of the top cops, but got demoted to the "reject squad" precisely because he recognized the Roidmudes as a threat and wouldn't just drop it when ordered by his bosses[[/note]]. Rinna develops a cure which not only ends Ohta's RunningGag but allows the police to actually give Drive the support he's needed all along.
26th Aug '17 6:42:18 PM wingedcatgirl
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** Emma recently used this same trick in ''[=A+X=] #13'' while on a personal mission with Black Widow, with a slight twist to it. Rather than a trigger phrase, she used her telepathy to implant a pervert (by the name of Frank) who was blackmailing her with a supposed sex tape with a trigger ''sight''. Now, every time he sees a pair of bare breasts, he projectile vomits. ''[[UpToEleven Every time.]]'' Natasha finds it so amusing that she feints having left something behind just to go back and flash the guy again.

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** Emma recently used this same trick in ''[=A+X=] #13'' while on a personal mission with Black Widow, with a slight twist to it. Rather than a trigger phrase, she used her telepathy to implant a pervert (by the name of Frank) who was blackmailing her with a supposed sex tape with a trigger ''sight''. Now, every time he sees a pair of bare breasts, he projectile vomits. ''[[UpToEleven Every time.]]'' Natasha finds it so amusing that she feints having left something behind just to go back and flash the guy again.



* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has the most famous gaming example in recent gaming: "[[spoiler:Would you kindly?]]", used to compel [[spoiler:the PlayerCharacter to do ''anything''.]]
** One of the antagonists, Andrew Ryan, uses it to [[PlayingWithPuppets chilling effect]] in one cutscene. After you make it past his final defences he reveals [[spoiler:that Fontaine has been controlling your actions all along. He demonstrates by controlling you like a dog, telling you to sit, stand, so on. Then, he hands you his golf club and commands you to kill him, wanting to 'choose' the terms of his own death rather than 'obey' Fontaine.]]
** [[spoiler:Fontaine]] does just that when you escape him, although [[spoiler:Jack's mental conditioning has been weakened by Tenenbaum, so it doesn't work]].
** Also "[[spoiler:Code Yellow]]", which is meant to [[spoiler:stop your heart]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' has the most famous gaming example in recent gaming: ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'': "[[spoiler:Would you kindly?]]", used to compel [[spoiler:the PlayerCharacter to do ''anything''.]]
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]] One of the antagonists, Andrew Ryan, uses it to [[PlayingWithPuppets chilling effect]] in one cutscene. After you make it past his final defences he reveals [[spoiler:that Fontaine has been controlling your actions all along. He demonstrates by controlling you like a dog, telling you to sit, stand, so on. Then, he hands you his golf club and commands you to kill him, wanting to 'choose' the terms of his own death rather than 'obey' Fontaine.]]
** [[spoiler:Fontaine]] does just that when you escape him, although [[spoiler:Jack's mental conditioning has been weakened by Tenenbaum, so it doesn't work]].
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]] Also "[[spoiler:Code Yellow]]", which is meant to [[spoiler:stop your heart]].
24th Aug '17 9:05:15 AM crazysamaritan
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