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11th May '17 2:53:59 PM Tacitus
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* Actually used as an advantage in an issue of ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] Europe'' in which TheFlash (Wally West) is the weakest-willed member of the team, and therefore he's the only one who's able to pick up an extremely weak telepathic distress call from another dimension.

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* Actually used as an advantage in an issue of ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] Europe'' in which TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash (Wally West) is the weakest-willed member of the team, and therefore he's the only one who's able to pick up an extremely weak telepathic distress call from another dimension.



--->'''Xander:''' Okay. Let's do this. (''assumes boxing stance'') No poofing. Come on puffy shirt, pucker on up 'cause you can kiss your a...\\

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--->'''Xander:''' Okay. Let's do this. (''assumes boxing stance'') No poofing. Come on puffy shirt, pucker on up 'cause you can kiss your a...\\a-\\



'''Xander:''' Yes master.

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'''Xander:''' Yes Yes, master.



* The Will Save of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition (and to a lesser extent, its descendant, Will Defense, inf 4th Edition) dictates whether or not a character is Weak-Willed. It's based on the Wisdom stat and a class may or may not get a bonus to it. This lead to classes that prioritized Wisdom and with a good bonus (Monk, Cleric, etc.) to being very strong willed, while classes that prioritizes other stats and gave no class bonus (Fighter and Rogue, especially) being almost legendarily prone to this trope. A very real possibility is for the party's Min-Maxed warrior to turn on the party's SquishyWizard the moment an enemy cast ''Dominate Person''. Barbarians actually get a bonus to Will Save while raging to try and prevent just such a scenario.

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* The Will Save of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition (and to a lesser extent, its descendant, Will Defense, inf 4th Edition) dictates whether or not a character is Weak-Willed. It's based on the Wisdom stat and a class may or may not get a bonus to it. This lead to classes that prioritized Wisdom and with a good bonus (Monk, Cleric, etc.) to being very strong willed, while classes that prioritizes other stats and gave no class bonus (Fighter and Rogue, especially) being almost legendarily prone to this trope. A very real possibility is for the party's Min-Maxed warrior to turn on the party's SquishyWizard the moment an enemy cast ''Dominate Person''. Barbarians actually get a bonus to Will Save while raging [[TheBerserker raging]] to try and prevent just such a scenario.



* [[OurGargoylesRock Gargoyles]] in VampireTheMasquerade, in addition to having taken a severe beating from the [[NightmareFace ugly stick]], are more susceptible to mind control, from any source. It's a result of centuries of systematic will-breaking from their [[EvilSorcerer Tremere creators]].

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* [[OurGargoylesRock Gargoyles]] in VampireTheMasquerade, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', in addition to having taken a severe beating from the [[NightmareFace ugly stick]], are more susceptible to mind control, from any source. It's a result of centuries of systematic will-breaking from their [[EvilSorcerer Tremere creators]].




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** This is eventually weaponized in [=GuavaMoment=]'s LetsPlay of the original ''VideoGame/XComUFODefense'', in which one X-COM soldier is discovered to have a psionic strength of a whopping ''zero''. This "psionic black hole" is brought along on missions with an empty gun under the expectation that enemy Ethereals wouldn't be able to resist mind-controlling him, leaving the more capable soldiers free to fight. The poor schmuck is never told this.
10th May '17 3:11:15 PM JoeMerl
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** Beast Boy, as shown in the page pic. He isn't a total pushover, but for some reason is ''really'' suggestible to Mad Mod's swirly TV screens. Must be because he is the dullest of the five, as well as some deep-rooted inferiority issues due to his [[WellDoneSonGuy relationship with his father figure, Mento.]] Or possibly just because they're on TV screens.

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** Beast Boy, as shown in the page pic. He isn't a total pushover, but for some reason is ''really'' suggestible to Mad Mod's swirly TV screens. Must be because he is the dullest of the five, as well as some deep-rooted inferiority issues due to his [[WellDoneSonGuy relationship with his father figure, Mento.]] Mento]]. Or possibly just because they're on TV screens.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'': Wanting to be called back into active duty, retired U.Z.Z. Agent Zach Meadows impersonated [[MeaningfulName Dr. Hypno]], a criminal from his days who hypnotized his [[spoiler:actually ''her'', but that wasn't revealed until the end of the episode where they appeared]] victims and he was the only one who managed to defeat her. Once he was exposed, he explained he could only affect people with low intelligence, which explains only Victor being affected. Unfortunately, the real Dr. Hypno didn't like being impersonated and came back from retirement to settle a score with the imposter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'': Wanting to be called back into active duty, retired U.Z.Z. Agent Zach Meadows impersonated [[MeaningfulName Dr. Hypno]], a criminal from his days who hypnotized his [[spoiler:actually ''her'', but that wasn't revealed until the end of the episode where they appeared]] ([[spoiler:actually ''her'']]) victims and he was the only one who managed to defeat her. Once he was exposed, he explained he could only affect people with low intelligence, which explains only Victor being affected. Unfortunately, the real Dr. Hypno didn't like being impersonated and came back from retirement to settle a score with the imposter.imposter.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' there's no proof that [[{{Deuteragonist}} Adrien/Cat Noir]] is ''more'' susceptible to mind control than anyone else, but it happens to him several times during the course of one season; combined with his tendency to get [[TheWorfEffect Worfed]], this seems to be just so that [[MagicalGirl Marinette/Ladybug]] has to defeat the VillainOfTheWeek alone.
11th Dec '16 8:12:42 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the boglins and the Rukh both have weak will as a species, which the Powers of the Wild often utilize when they want to raise an army.
31st Jul '16 2:17:21 AM Galacton
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Heroes and willpower go together like bread and butter. She may be a {{Determinator}} with HeroicResolve or HeroicWillpower, even perhaps capable of FightingFromTheInside to shake off MindControl.

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Heroes and willpower go together like bread and butter. She They may be a {{Determinator}} with HeroicResolve or HeroicWillpower, even perhaps capable of FightingFromTheInside to shake off MindControl.
9th Jul '16 2:41:10 PM nombretomado
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* Lewa from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' is not explicitly stated to be Weak-Willed, but he often finds himself the victim of things like {{Evil Mask}}s and {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s as part of a RunningGag. On at least one occasion, he has eventually managed to free himself through willpower ([[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight with a bit of help from his friends]]), so he could be considered a {{downplayed}} example.

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* Lewa from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' is not explicitly stated to be Weak-Willed, but he often finds himself the victim of things like {{Evil Mask}}s and {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s as part of a RunningGag. On at least one occasion, he has eventually managed to free himself through willpower ([[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight with a bit of help from his friends]]), so he could be considered a {{downplayed}} example.
29th Jun '16 1:21:56 PM Quanyails
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* Zigzagged in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}', where it seems to depend as much on the strength of the victim as of the psyker. Ogryns are extremely stupid and often they're not so much hypnotized as told that their handlers have abandoned the Emperor, orks have high warp resistance, favored Khornate berserkers have collars that give them MagicImmunity, etc.

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* Zigzagged in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}', 40000}}'', where it seems to depend as much on the strength of the victim as of the psyker. Ogryns are extremely stupid and often they're not so much hypnotized as told that their handlers have abandoned the Emperor, orks have high warp resistance, favored Khornate berserkers have collars that give them MagicImmunity, magic immunity, etc.
29th Jun '16 1:20:53 PM Quanyails
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** Sarah Jane Smith may be one of the Doctor's most independent companions, but she's also been hypnotised, brainwashed or possessed more often than any of them, starting from her very first appearance (in which she's mesmerised by Linx) and [[BookEnds ending in her very last]](in which she is possessed by Eldraad). Repeatedly lampshaded by both her and the Doctor, particularly in her leaving scene in "The Hand of Fear" when she complains about 'being hypnotised left, right and centre' as if [[StrictlyFormula bored by it]]. In "Terror the Zygons" the Doctor even uses hypnosis to save her life.

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** Sarah Jane Smith may be one of the Doctor's most independent companions, but she's also been hypnotised, brainwashed or possessed more often than any of them, starting from her very first appearance (in which she's mesmerised by Linx) and [[BookEnds ending in her very last]](in last]] (in which she is possessed by Eldraad). Repeatedly lampshaded by both her and the Doctor, particularly in her leaving scene in "The Hand of Fear" when she complains about 'being hypnotised left, right and centre' as if [[StrictlyFormula bored by it]]. In "Terror the Zygons" the Doctor even uses hypnosis to save her life.
31st May '16 12:16:48 PM AndyLA
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* [[TheSmartGuy Sam]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is mind-controlled inordinately often. In comparison, vain Clover ends up dealing with some sort of BodyHorror.

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* [[TheSmartGuy Sam]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is mind-controlled inordinately often.often, even though she's supposed to be the most intelligent of the three (not to TeenGenius levels, but she is). In comparison, vain Clover ends up dealing with some sort of BodyHorror.
6th Apr '16 1:13:22 PM elemt
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* Literature/ArtemisFowl is mesmerized more easily and more frequently than any other character in the series. It is not completely clear whether this is really a case of this trope; the only human known to have even partially resisted the mesmer is [[spoiler: Butler]], who is ''extremely'' strong-willed by anyone's standards. Also, while Artemis usually outmanoeuvres enemies rather than beating them through sheer force of personality, he does show great self-control and strength of character on other occasions. Also, he never ''tries'' to resist. It isn't physically good for your brain to, so he either plans to eliminate the possibility of being mesmerized or accepts that he will be and plans around it.

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* Literature/ArtemisFowl is mesmerized more easily and more frequently than any other character in the series. It is not completely clear whether this is really a case of this trope; the only human known to have even partially resisted the mesmer is [[spoiler: Butler]], who is ''extremely'' strong-willed by anyone's standards. Also, while Artemis usually outmanoeuvres outmaneuvers enemies rather than beating them through sheer force of personality, he does show great self-control and strength of character on other occasions. Also, he never ''tries'' to resist. It isn't physically good for your brain to, so he either plans to eliminate the possibility of being mesmerized or accepts that he will be and plans around it.it.
* In ''Literature/TheLunarChronicles'' Lunar guards are chosen for their weak lunar gift and wills, enabling thaumaturges to use groups of them as PeoplePuppets. This also means that if there isn't a thaumaturge around any random group of lunar citizens can overpower a squad of guards if they can work up the nerve to try.
18th Mar '16 6:11:45 PM StFan
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* Morgana in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' is easily hypnotized or entranced.

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* Morgana in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' is easily hypnotized or entranced.



-->'''Xander:''' Okay. Let's do this. *assumes boxing stance* No poofing. Come on puffy shirt, pucker on up 'cause you can kiss your a...\\

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-->'''Xander:''' --->'''Xander:''' Okay. Let's do this. *assumes (''assumes boxing stance* stance'') No poofing. Come on puffy shirt, pucker on up 'cause you can kiss your a...\\



** Kendra was effortlessly hypnotised by Drusilla while they were actually fighting; it's implied that her training and upbringing has left her with little ability to resist orders.

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** Kendra was is effortlessly hypnotised hypnotized by Drusilla while they were actually fighting; it's implied that her training and upbringing has left her with little ability to resist orders.
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