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16th Aug '16 10:40:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'''s Spartan Ops, [[spoiler:Halsey takes over the Infinity's AI, Roland, by uttering the words "''Undid Iridium''". She wrote the base code for most, if not all, of the UNSC's Smart AI's, and she put these in just in case.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'''s Spartan Ops, 4}}''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'', [[spoiler:Halsey takes over the Infinity's ''Infinity''[='s=] AI, Roland, by uttering the words "''Undid Iridium''". She wrote the base code for most, if not all, of the UNSC's Smart AI's, [=AIs=], and she put these in just in case.]]
7th Aug '16 5:18:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* A Mind Cleansed character in ''DarkHeresy'' has the innate weakness of a trigger phrase. Notably, this isn't ''just'' a phrase -- there's too much risk of outside forces learning it and using it against the Inquisition. The phrase must be delivered either telepathically or at a specific frequency to activate the latent programming.

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* A Mind Cleansed character in ''DarkHeresy'' ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' has the innate weakness of a trigger phrase. Notably, this isn't ''just'' a phrase -- there's too much risk of outside forces learning it and using it against the Inquisition. The phrase must be delivered either telepathically or at a specific frequency to activate the latent programming.
6th Aug '16 5:49:41 PM meanmetalmario
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': The trigger phrase that Stan Smith used to make his daughter into a {{Tykebomb}} is something that no-one would ever say accidentally... [[spoiler:[[RefugeInAudacity "I'm getting fed up with this orgasm!"]]]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': The trigger phrase that Stan Smith used to make his daughter into a {{Tykebomb}} is was specifically selected to be something that no-one would ever say accidentally... accidentally: [[spoiler:[[RefugeInAudacity "I'm getting fed up with this orgasm!"]]]]



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has the similar [[AcceptableTargets "Boy, that Italian family at the next table sure is quiet."]] It works on both Creator/AdamWest and [[spoiler:Meg, but whoever Meg calls to check in with [[ButtMonkey just tells her to shut up.]]]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' also has the similar [[AcceptableTargets a trigger phrase that was selected because it's something nobody would ever say accidentally: [[spoiler:[[AcceptableTargets "Boy, that Italian family at the next table sure is quiet."]] "]]]] It works on both Creator/AdamWest and [[spoiler:Meg, but whoever Meg calls to check in with [[ButtMonkey just tells her to shut up.]]]]
1st Aug '16 3:10:56 PM N8han11
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* In one episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', Pete gets brainwashed into shooting whoever utters the trigger phrase "From the bottom of my heart, I salute you". The BigBad wanted to use him to kill a visiting dignitary (who was scheduled to give a speech containing that phrase at a dinner Pete would be attending). Need I put under a spoiler that [=MacGyver=] foiled the plan in the last minute? No, no I don't.

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* In one episode of ''Series/MacGyver'', Pete gets brainwashed into shooting whoever utters the trigger phrase "From the bottom of my heart, I salute you". The BigBad wanted to use him to kill a visiting dignitary (who was scheduled to give a speech containing that phrase at a dinner Pete would be attending). Need I put under a spoiler that [=MacGyver=] foiled the plan in the last minute? No, no I don't.
6th Jul '16 1:22:04 PM TwilightLord
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** This exchange could count, though it's initiated by the triggeree - used whenever an Active is reset to "tabula rasa":
--->'''Active''': Did I fall asleep?
--->'''Handler''': For a little while.
--->'''Active''': Shall I go now?
--->'''Handler''': If you like.
29th Jun '16 12:01:22 PM Quanyails
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** In VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, the robot ED-E [[spoiler:has two hidden recordings from the scientist who built him]], which are activated when it hears people talking about the Enclave or the Brotherhood of Steel.

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** In VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas, ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the robot ED-E [[spoiler:has two hidden recordings from the scientist who built him]], which are activated when it hears people talking about the Enclave or the Brotherhood of Steel.
14th Jun '16 2:10:13 AM MoPete
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* There is a universal trigger phrase for artificial intelligences in WebComic/{{Freefall}}. Any orders prefaced by the words "direct order" must be obeyed by any artificial intelligences that hear it. They must also continue to obey the order until they are given a direct order to stop obeying the previous order.

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* There is a universal trigger phrase for artificial intelligences in WebComic/{{Freefall}}. Any orders prefaced by the words "direct order" must be obeyed by any artificial intelligences that hear it. They must also continue to obey the order until they are given a direct order to stop obeying the previous order. There are exceptions to the Direct Order system though: Florence can disobey direct orders given by someone without the authority to give them, and direct orders can also be ignored by AIs who are working to protect humanity, like Blunt believes he is.
9th Jun '16 1:51:32 AM gewunomox
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* In {{Queensryche}}'s ConceptAlbum ''OperationMindcrime'', the main character is a brainwashed assassin activated by the word "mindcrime" [[TitleDrop (fittingly enough)]].

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* In {{Queensryche}}'s Music/{{Queensryche}}'s ConceptAlbum ''OperationMindcrime'', ''Music/OperationMindcrime'', the main character is a brainwashed assassin activated by the word "mindcrime" [[TitleDrop (fittingly enough)]].
7th Jun '16 7:11:34 AM Adept
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* Agents of the Schwarz organization from ''MaiOtome'' are triggered when they receive a letter in a black envelope.

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* Agents of the Schwarz organization from ''MaiOtome'' ''Manga/MaiOtome'' are triggered when they receive a letter in a black envelope.



* Ironically inverted in ''GunsmithCats''. [[FoeYay Mafia boss]] [[PsychoLesbian Goldy]] brainwashes her assassins into blind devotion with a designer drug named "Special K" that renders users highly susceptible to suggestion, so no phrase is needed. However, while she's working over heroine Rally Vincent, the latter [[HeroicSpirit manages an escape attempt while still under the drug's influence]], during which she programs a trigger phrase into herself to ''counter'' Goldy's influence. The ironic part is that it's not a spoken phrase, but [[spoiler:the distinctive sound of the trigger on her highly-customized personal pistol being pulled. How's ''that'' for a literal interpretation?]]

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* Ironically inverted in ''GunsmithCats''.''Manga/GunsmithCats''. [[FoeYay Mafia boss]] [[PsychoLesbian Goldy]] brainwashes her assassins into blind devotion with a designer drug named "Special K" that renders users highly susceptible to suggestion, so no phrase is needed. However, while she's working over heroine Rally Vincent, the latter [[HeroicSpirit manages an escape attempt while still under the drug's influence]], during which she programs a trigger phrase into herself to ''counter'' Goldy's influence. The ironic part is that it's not a spoken phrase, but [[spoiler:the distinctive sound of the trigger on her highly-customized personal pistol being pulled. How's ''that'' for a literal interpretation?]]



* In ''CodeGeass'', Lelouch uses time-delay geass commands regularly, for various stimuli, including a speech he would later give, a series of motions in combat and a hand position.
* Anime-exclusive Ijuinn Kotaro of ''[[RosarioToVampire Rosario + Vampire]]'' has the magical ability to make anybody fall in love with him and obey him by uttering "''Je t'aime''!" ("I love you!" in French).

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* In ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch uses time-delay geass commands regularly, for various stimuli, including a speech he would later give, a series of motions in combat and a hand position.
* Anime-exclusive Ijuinn Kotaro of ''[[RosarioToVampire Rosario + Vampire]]'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has the magical ability to make anybody fall in love with him and obey him by uttering "''Je t'aime''!" ("I love you!" in French).


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* In ''Manga/{{Doubt}}'', [[spoiler:Mitsuki's]] BrainwashedAndCrazy persona is activated when hearing the phrase, "For the one I love."
5th Jun '16 5:36:37 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "Sins of the Father", the murderer hypnotises one of his patients into going into a trance whenever he hears a particular piece of music and killing whoever is playing it, and then sends the sheet music to the man's son to practise for a music competition. He did not foresee his patsy later coming on someone else playing the same piece of music.
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