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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.
29th May '16 7:40:01 PM R1ck
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** Also, Bowman Wolves are designed with a few auditive and scent-based triggers which allow tinkering with their minds without requiring physical access to their brain. After one such trigger is abused on Florence, Dr Bowman uses another to adjust her security settings.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1835 voluntarily gets triggers planted in her subconscious]] within a dream to help her to remember upon waking a message she receives within the dream.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Oasis seems to be triggered by an image instead of a phrase. When she sees the [=HeretiCorp=] logo, she immediately goes into "Override B-1" and kills all [=HeretiCorp=] employees in the area. (One wonders why, after several years of this, the company hasn't just picked a different logo.)
** It's not just the logo; she attempted to kill Riff when Torg blurted that he worked for hC. Her off-trigger was the words, "I quit," which hC mooks immediately and emphatically used.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'''s Unity has the trigger phrase "blueberry waffles" to make her ''stop'' fighting, because that tends to be rather more difficult than [[AxCrazy getting her to start]].



* Presidential Candidate [=John McCain=] in ''Webcomic/SomethingAwful'''s [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/mccain-ascendency-ludlum.php The McCain Ascendancy by Robert Ludlum]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Oasis seems to be triggered by an image instead of a phrase. When she sees the [=HeretiCorp=] logo, she immediately goes into "Override B-1" and kills all [=HeretiCorp=] employees in the area. (One wonders why, after several years of this, the company hasn't just picked a different logo.)
** It's not just the logo; she attempted to kill Riff when Torg blurted that he worked for hC. Her off-trigger was the words, "I quit," which hC mooks immediately and emphatically used.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'''s Unity has the trigger phrase "blueberry waffles" to make her ''stop'' fighting, because that tends to be rather more difficult than [[AxCrazy getting her to start]].

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* Presidential Candidate [=John McCain=] in ''Webcomic/SomethingAwful'''s ''Website/SomethingAwful'''s [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/mccain-ascendency-ludlum.php The McCain Ascendancy by Robert Ludlum]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Oasis seems to be triggered by an image instead of a phrase. When she sees the [=HeretiCorp=] logo, she immediately goes into "Override B-1" and kills all [=HeretiCorp=] employees in the area. (One wonders why, after several years of this, the company hasn't just picked a different logo.)
** It's not just the logo; she attempted to kill Riff when Torg blurted that he worked for hC. Her off-trigger was the words, "I quit," which hC mooks immediately and emphatically used.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'''s Unity has the trigger phrase "blueberry waffles" to make her ''stop'' fighting, because that tends to be rather more difficult than [[AxCrazy getting her to start]].
Ludlum]]



* Bowman Wolves in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' are designed with a few auditive and scent-based triggers which allow tinkering with their minds without requiring physical access to their brain. After one such trigger is abused on Florence, Dr Bowman uses another to adjust her security settings.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Grace [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1835 voluntarily gets triggers planted in her subconscious]] within a dream to help her to remember upon waking a message she receives within the dream.
* In the long-defunct ''Professor X Programme Guide'' website (about the ShowWithinAShow version of ''Series/DoctorWho''), the Professor routinely hypnotises his companions to cluck like a chicken when he says "Zeus plugs", because [[ItAmusedMe it amuses him]].


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* In the long-defunct ''Professor X Programme Guide'' website (about the ShowWithinAShow version of ''Series/DoctorWho''), the Professor routinely hypnotises his companions to cluck like a chicken when he says "Zeus plugs", because [[ItAmusedMe it amuses him]].
29th May '16 7:24:07 PM R1ck
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!!Give examples, ''Please'' [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Please watch your step for Spoilers]].

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!!Give examples, ''Please'' [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Please watch your step for Spoilers]].
28th May '16 7:48:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' doesn't actually have this occur (yet), but when the cast are dealing with a ManchurianAgent in their midst, [[DiscussedTrope the team mercenary notes that they can't rule out the possibility of a Trigger Phrase]].

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' doesn't actually have this occur (yet), but when the cast are dealing with a ManchurianAgent in their midst, [[DiscussedTrope the team mercenary notes that they can't rule out the possibility of a Trigger Phrase]].
19th May '16 10:45:36 AM mymemine
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' reveals that the Winter Soldier had a string of trigger words, used by HYDRA before missions as something of a reset code to see that he was still obedient to them and did not remember his previous identity. [[spoiler: It's revealed that they still work perfectly, ensuring Zemo successfully reverts Bucky to a merciless killing machine for a short time. For the curious, the words are "Longing, rusted, seventeen, daybreak, furnace, nine, benign, homecoming, one, freight car," in Russian and in that order. The Soldier replies "Ready to comply," also in Russian.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' reveals that the Winter Soldier had a string of trigger words, used by HYDRA before missions as something of a reset code to see that he was still obedient to them and did not remember his previous identity. [[spoiler: It's revealed that they still work perfectly, ensuring Zemo successfully reverts Bucky to a merciless killing an obedient fighting machine for a short time. For the curious, the words are "Longing, rusted, seventeen, daybreak, furnace, nine, benign, homecoming, one, freight car," in Russian and in that order. The Soldier replies "Ready to comply," also in Russian.]]
19th May '16 3:01:54 AM NanoMoose
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' does an {{exaggerated|Trope}} version of this. In [[Recap/WelcomeToNightValeEp61BrinyDepths Episode 61]], a [[NebulousEvilOrganization "vague yet menacing government agency"]] manipulates Cecil into saying "Briny Depths" over [[DoNotAdjustYourSet all possible radio frequencies]]. Doing so initiates a large commotion outside of the studio, and when Cecil returns from his usual weather report break, he learns that the phrase "Briny Depths" was a code word for the government's [[DeepCoverAgent secret agents]] to enact their evil plans...or more specifically, for ''all'' of the agents to enact ''every evil plan'' they had ever learned.

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' does an {{exaggerated|Trope}} version of this.version. In [[Recap/WelcomeToNightValeEp61BrinyDepths Episode 61]], a [[NebulousEvilOrganization "vague yet menacing government agency"]] manipulates Cecil into saying "Briny Depths" over [[DoNotAdjustYourSet all possible radio frequencies]]. Doing so initiates a large commotion outside of the studio, and when Cecil returns from his usual weather report break, he learns that the phrase "Briny Depths" was a code word for the government's [[DeepCoverAgent secret agents]] to enact their evil plans...or more specifically, for ''all'' of the agents to enact ''every evil plan'' they had ever learned. Said government agents include every citizen of Night Vale.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Joo Dee, [[spoiler:all the other Joo Dees]], and [[spoiler:Jet]] would obey anyone who said "The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai" without question.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Joo Dee, [[spoiler:all the other Joo Dees]], and [[spoiler:Jet]] would obey anyone who said "The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai" Laogai," without question.question, their compliant state signalled by falling limp and responding "I am honored to accept his invitation."



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' revealed that Palpatine's command in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' "Execute order 66" was in fact a trigger phrase that activated the clone troopers' biological chips and forced them to kill the Jedi.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' revealed that Palpatine's command in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' "Execute order Order 66" was in fact a trigger phrase that activated the clone troopers' biological chips and forced them to kill the Jedi.
19th May '16 2:56:51 AM NanoMoose
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' reveals that the Winter Soldier had a string of trigger words, used by HYDRA before missions to see that he was still loyal to them and did not remember his previous identity. [[spoiler: It's revealed that they still work perfectly, resulting in Zemo successfully brainwashing Bucky to resume being a killing machine for a short time.]]

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' reveals that the Winter Soldier had a string of trigger words, used by HYDRA before missions as something of a reset code to see that he was still loyal obedient to them and did not remember his previous identity. [[spoiler: It's revealed that they still work perfectly, resulting in ensuring Zemo successfully brainwashing reverts Bucky to resume being a merciless killing machine for a short time.time. For the curious, the words are "Longing, rusted, seventeen, daybreak, furnace, nine, benign, homecoming, one, freight car," in Russian and in that order. The Soldier replies "Ready to comply," also in Russian.]]



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