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18th Aug '16 4:38:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Hello? Benjamin Linus!
14th Aug '16 7:08:37 PM PaulA
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** ''Literature/Shards of Honor'': While Cordelia is a POW, the sadistic enemy CO ties her to the bed and then turns loose his deranged orderly on her -- and from this helpless position she still manages to successfully diagnose and empathize with ''her own attempted rapist''. To the point where he decides not to go through with it after all -- and then turn right around and kill his commanding officer, so he can finally be free.

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** ''Literature/Shards of Honor'': ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'': While Cordelia is a POW, the sadistic enemy CO ties her to the bed and then turns loose his deranged orderly on her -- and from this helpless position she still manages to successfully diagnose and empathize with ''her own attempted rapist''. To the point where he decides not to go through with it after all -- and then turn right around and kill his commanding officer, so he can finally be free.
14th Aug '16 7:07:27 PM PaulA
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* Both Cordelia [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] and her son Miles make a habit out of this in the [[LoisMcMasterBujold Vorkosigan novels]].
** Perhaps the crowning example of this is in ''Shards of Honor'', the first novel Cordelia makes an appearance in. While a POW, the sadistic enemy CO ties her to the bed and then turns loose his deranged orderly on her - and from this helpless position she still manages to successfully diagnose and empathize with ''her own attempted rapist''. To the point where he decides not to go through with it after all - and then turn right around and kill his commanding officer, so he can finally be free.
** Cordelia is actually so good at this that she is eventually able to drop the Warrior part entirely and rely entirely on her ability to emotionally dissect someone. Of course, the planetful of security guards might help.
*** She also passes this skill along to the Emperor Gregor, to the point that he uses it on her in ''Mirror Dance''.

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* Both In ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, both Cordelia [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan and her son Miles make a habit out of this in the [[LoisMcMasterBujold Vorkosigan novels]].
** Perhaps the crowning example of this is in ''Shards of Honor'', the first novel Cordelia makes an appearance in. While a POW, the sadistic enemy CO ties her to the bed and then turns loose his deranged orderly on her - and from this helpless position she still manages to successfully diagnose and empathize with ''her own attempted rapist''. To the point where he decides not to go through with it after all - and then turn right around and kill his commanding officer, so he can finally be free.
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this. Cordelia is actually so good at this that she is eventually able to drop the Warrior part entirely and rely entirely on her ability to emotionally dissect someone. Of course, the planetful of security guards might help.
*** ** ''Literature/Shards of Honor'': While Cordelia is a POW, the sadistic enemy CO ties her to the bed and then turns loose his deranged orderly on her -- and from this helpless position she still manages to successfully diagnose and empathize with ''her own attempted rapist''. To the point where he decides not to go through with it after all -- and then turn right around and kill his commanding officer, so he can finally be free.
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She also passes this skill along to the Emperor Gregor, to the point that he uses it on her in ''Mirror Dance''.''Literature/MirrorDance''.
3rd Aug '16 10:07:41 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', the RebelLeader Demetrio tends to trade in on this, and has successfully dealt out life-changing advice to Mischa and Louise, and attempted it with several others.
31st Jul '16 12:37:55 AM kome360
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** As quest-giver and player character are sociopathic adventurers, 'sane' means 'stop hating yourself and hate everyone else'. Which ironically would have resulted in less slaughter while he was still alive.
19th Jun '16 8:34:09 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''{{Deadpool}}'' #27, wherein Deadpool, on the recommendation of his psychiatrist, seeks out and picks a fight with Wolverine for just this effect.
* Dr. Leonard Samson, who treats [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Factor]] and the {{Thunderbolts}}, and is gamma-powered himself without turning into a mindless freak.

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* Parodied in ''{{Deadpool}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' #27, wherein Deadpool, on the recommendation of his psychiatrist, seeks out and picks a fight with Wolverine for just this effect.
* Dr. Leonard Samson, who treats [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]], [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} X-Factor]] and the {{Thunderbolts}}, ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, and is gamma-powered himself without turning into a mindless freak.
16th Jun '16 6:14:09 AM Goldenwaddle1
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* In Psychonauts you are a literal example as you go into people's heads and fight their nightmares and inner demons.

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* In Psychonauts ''Psychonauts'' you are a literal example as you go into people's heads and fight their nightmares and nightmares, inner demons.demons, and the "censors" in their head, which are meant to keep a mind orderly and remove anything unnatural from the mind (including you).
16th Jun '16 6:09:41 AM Goldenwaddle1
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* In Psychonauts you are a literal example as you go into people's heads and fight their nightmares and inner demons.
15th Jun '16 9:04:08 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** He does this to Enishi while ''sitting still on a beach''. There is some fighting, but mostly he just talks the guy into...ripping out his own inner ear in response to emotional anguish. Yeah.

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** He does this to Enishi while ''sitting still on a beach''. There is some fighting, but mostly he just talks the guy into...into ripping out his own inner ear in response to emotional anguish. Yeah.



** Scarecrow can also use it back, though. (Harley ... [[CloudCuckoolander can't]].)

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** Scarecrow can also use it back, though. (Harley ... (Harley [[CloudCuckoolander can't]].)



* SpiderMan has done this as a way to help villains such as The Lizard or Vermin. More often than not, he actually uses this in a way that is normally reserved for villains or anti-heroes: he humiliates them verbally, making them reckless. It has been revealed that a number of his foes have actually suffered some mental trauma because of this (then again, many of them were crazy already, so...)

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* SpiderMan has done this as a way to help villains such as The Lizard or Vermin. More often than not, he actually uses this in a way that is normally reserved for villains or anti-heroes: he humiliates them verbally, making them reckless. It has been revealed that a number of his foes have actually suffered some mental trauma because of this (then again, this, but many of them were crazy already, so...)already.



* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Liam Neeson's character Henri Ducard a.k.a. [[spoiler:the ''real'' Ra's Al Ghul]] not only trains proto-Batman Bruce Wayne at the monastery of the sinister Brotherhood called the "League of Shadows", but also lectures him during training fights on the importance of overcoming his fears and making fear his ally, using it against his enemies. This evolves into full-blown {{Hannibal Lecture}}s later on when they're fighting each other as enemies; NietzscheWannabe Ducard frequently makes snide comments about Bruce's emotional "weaknesses" (hope for a better world, compassion and mercy) and claims that he and Franchise/{{Batman}} are NotSoDifferent. Unfortunately for him, Bruce has the last word.... Probably.
*** Bane is one too.
* [[Film/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] proves to be something of an impressive WarriorTherapist, able to talk his father--[[ItWasHisSled who happens to be Darth frickin' Vader]]--into [[HeelFaceTurn turning good]] at the end of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** Well, he tried. Vader didn't turn until the Emperor [[PapaWolf tried to kill Luke]] [[TooDumbToLive right in front of him]]. Then again, Luke planted the seeds...

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* In ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/BatmanBegins''
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Liam Neeson's character Henri Ducard a.k.a. [[spoiler:the ''real'' Ra's Al Ghul]] not only trains proto-Batman Bruce Wayne at the monastery of the sinister Brotherhood called the "League of Shadows", but also lectures him during training fights on the importance of overcoming his fears and making fear his ally, using it against his enemies. This evolves into full-blown {{Hannibal Lecture}}s later on when they're fighting each other as enemies; NietzscheWannabe Ducard frequently makes snide comments about Bruce's emotional "weaknesses" (hope for a better world, compassion and mercy) and claims that he and Franchise/{{Batman}} are NotSoDifferent. Unfortunately for him, Bruce has the last word.... Probably.\n***
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Bane is one too.
* [[Film/StarWars ''Film/StarWars'':
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Luke Skywalker]] Skywalker proves to be something of an impressive WarriorTherapist, Warrior Therapist, able to talk his father--[[ItWasHisSled who happens to be Darth frickin' Vader]]--into [[HeelFaceTurn turning good]] at the end of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** Well, he tried. Vader didn't turn until the Emperor [[PapaWolf tried to kill Luke]] [[TooDumbToLive right in front of him]]. Then again, Luke planted the seeds...
''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.



* [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Lecter]]. Literally.

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* [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Lecter]]. Literally.''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': Hannibal Lecter is a professional psychiatrist and a serial killer.



* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] [[UnreliableNarrator (possibly)]] in ''Film/{{Hero}}'', in which Nameless claims to be able to understand Broken Sword's swordsmanship by studying his calligraphy.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] [[UnreliableNarrator (possibly)]] in ''Film/{{Hero}}'', in which ''Film/{{Hero}}'': Nameless claims to be able to understand Broken Sword's swordsmanship by studying his calligraphy. The King is also moved by Nameless' story and Broken Sword's calligraphy to revelation.



* This is one of the many abilities of Anasurimbor Kellhus from ''Literature/SecondApocalypse''. He can completely analyse and deconstruct someone's personality by observing their movements and facial expressions. He can then use his own voice and movements to send subliminal cues and manipulate people into doing nearly anything.

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* This is one of the many abilities of ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Anasurimbor Kellhus from ''Literature/SecondApocalypse''. He can completely analyse and deconstruct someone's personality is called the Warrior-Prophet for his superhuman fighting abilities as well as his ability to look into the souls of men simply by observing their movements and facial expressions. He can then use his own voice deliver stunning revelations and movements to send subliminal cues epiphanies after only a few moments of conversation. His abilities are purely mundane and manipulate people into doing nearly anything.rational, but he is able to pass them off as divine gifts and quickly gets worshiped as the newest manifestation of the God.



* Rider in ''LightNovel/FateZero''. Within one {{drinking contest}}/conversation on the right way to be king, he manages what took Shirou and Archer two weeks. Irisviel hits the {{reset button}} by telling her that even if she sucked as a king, at least she is essentially the embodiment of (self sacrificing) ideals. Since this is a prequel, it's not like she's going to magically get better ''now'' right?
** Speaking of Shirou and Archer, their match in the Unlimited Blade Works route has them both fall into this route. However, [[spoiler: the sheer mechanics of fighting your cynical future self over ideals is... complicated. Would that be considered extreme introspection?]] Suffice to say there are pages upon pages of philosophical debate, and in the NasuVerse, your conviction equates directly to how much ass you kick.

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* Rider in ''LightNovel/FateZero''.''LightNovel/FateZero''.
** Rider.
Within one {{drinking contest}}/conversation on the right way to be king, he manages what took Shirou and Archer two weeks. Irisviel hits the {{reset button}} by telling her that even if she sucked as a king, at least she is essentially the embodiment of (self sacrificing) ideals. Since this is a prequel, it's not like she's going to magically get better ''now'' right?
** Speaking of Shirou and Archer, Archer do this to each other during their match in the Unlimited Blade Works route has them both fall into this route. Works. However, [[spoiler: the sheer mechanics of fighting your cynical future self over ideals is... is complicated. Would that be considered extreme introspection?]] Suffice to say there are pages upon pages of philosophical debate, and in the NasuVerse, your conviction equates directly to how much ass you kick.
2nd Jun '16 5:31:10 AM DenisK21
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** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' sees Lightning act as this for Noel Kreiss, who has fallen into an obsessive depression over the last five centuries. He's submitted himself to a prophecy that seems to guarantee his happy ending if he kills Lightning, despite every fiber of his being saying that's wrong. After a warm-up duel, Lightning plays up on her status as Bhunivelze's savior, an "inhuman agent of the divine", in a bid to provoke Noel's old iron-hard revolve; [[spoiler:it works, and Noel finds the strength to smash the Oracle Drive and abandon that emotional dead end.]]

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** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' sees Lightning act as this for Noel Kreiss, who has fallen into an obsessive depression over the last five centuries. He's submitted himself to a prophecy that seems to guarantee his happy ending if he kills Lightning, despite every fiber of his being saying that's wrong. After a warm-up duel, Lightning plays up on her status as Bhunivelze's savior, an "inhuman agent of the divine", in a bid to provoke Noel's old iron-hard revolve; resolve; [[spoiler:it works, and Noel finds the strength to smash the Oracle Drive and abandon that emotional dead end.]]
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