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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.
8th Feb '16 2:54:16 PM margdean56
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** The Imperius Curse works this way; it will enslave weak-willed to do the caster's bidding. In this case, however, it also depends on the intention behind the caster, because if ''they'' don't mean it, it will be easier to break the curse. It's probably more accurate to say that it affects anyone who's not ''strong''-willed; Harry was the only one out of his entire class able to throw it off (with difficulty).

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** The Imperius Curse works this way; it will enslave the weak-willed to do the caster's bidding. In this case, however, it also depends on the intention behind the caster, because if ''they'' don't mean it, it will be easier to break the curse. It's probably more accurate to say that it affects anyone who's not ''strong''-willed; Harry was the only one out of his entire class able to throw it off (with difficulty).
1st Feb '16 2:30:21 AM pinkdalek
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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]].

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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.
** Leela, justified as she was selectively bred to have no psychic ability. When the Doctor uses his CompellingVoice on a guard in "The Sunmakers", Leela gets mesmerised just by standing near him. She's also shown to be very powerfully affected by Minyan pacifier guns compared to the other characters we see get hit, getting completely loved-up and playing with strangers' hair (until the Doctor forces her to look into his eyes and tells her that she's an indomitable fearsome savage).
1st Feb '16 2:11:05 AM pinkdalek
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** Cloud in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' explains that the reason he was affected by Sephiroth's control of him through his Jenova cells is because he has a 'weak will' and thus 'got lost in the whole thing'. Strong-willed individuals, like Zack, can be injected with Jenova cells without any effect except boosted physical and magical abilities, and thus are selected to join SOLDIER. Weak-willed individuals, like Cloud and the rest of the Sephiroth Clones, go mad and lose their identities. On Cloud, helped along by pre-existing mental complexes, the effect was so bad that he cobbled together a complete and functional fake identity and set of memories for himself and ended up being lucid, if compared to the shambling, mumbling Clones (although TheMentallyDisturbed by comparison to everyone else). Getting over his issues gives him the strength to shake off Sephiroth's mind control.
3rd Jan '16 1:38:55 AM jormis29
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* Zigzagged in ''Warhammer40K'', 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 ''Warhammer40K'', ''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.
23rd Dec '15 11:26:36 PM Chabal2
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* Zigzagged in ''Warhammer40K'', 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.
24th Nov '15 1:42:04 PM Moopsball
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* Willpower is an important solider stat in ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''. Soldiers with low Will are more likely to panic in battle, have lower resistance to psychic attacks, and are less likely to develop psychic abilities of their own. On the alien side, Mutons and Floaters have such poor Will that almost any psychic attack is guaranteed to work on them.
24th Nov '15 9:55:09 AM Dravencour
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It's not just against mundane party game hypnotism, but also brainwashing or PsychicPowers. The JediMindTrick can leave them in a day long haze, and CharmPerson will make them [[{{Glamour}} lifelong love slaves]]. At times, [[MilesGloriosus they may boast]] they [[MoreHypnotizableThanHeThinks have an iron resolve that can't be broken]], before being comically "switched on" to [[EvilMinions Minion]] or TheRenfield just by glancing at the goofy [[HypnoticEyes swirly eyes]]. Their new master may even be unsettled by [[BlackShirt how readily]] they [[ProfessionalButtKisser took to the conditioning.]] This type of character also faces the PowerPerversionPotential of having sex without giving conscious consent -- which, for those of you following along at home, is a form of '''rape.'''

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It's not just against mundane party game hypnotism, but also brainwashing or PsychicPowers. The JediMindTrick can leave them in a day long haze, and CharmPerson will make them [[{{Glamour}} lifelong love slaves]]. At times, [[MilesGloriosus they may boast]] they [[MoreHypnotizableThanHeThinks have an iron resolve that can't be broken]], before being comically "switched on" to [[EvilMinions Minion]] or TheRenfield just by glancing at the goofy [[HypnoticEyes swirly eyes]]. Their new master may even be unsettled by [[BlackShirt how readily]] they [[ProfessionalButtKisser took to the conditioning.]] This type of character also faces the PowerPerversionPotential of having sex without giving conscious consent -- which, for those of you following along at home, is a form of '''rape.'''
rape.
24th Nov '15 9:53:45 AM Dravencour
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It's not just against mundane party game hypnotism, but also brainwashing or PsychicPowers. The JediMindTrick can leave them in a day long haze, and CharmPerson will make them [[{{Glamour}} lifelong love slaves]]. At times, [[MilesGloriosus they may boast]] they [[MoreHypnotizableThanHeThinks have an iron resolve that can't be broken]], before being comically "switched on" to [[EvilMinions Minion]] or TheRenfield just by glancing at the goofy [[HypnoticEyes swirly eyes]]. Their new master may even be unsettled by [[BlackShirt how readily]] they [[ProfessionalButtKisser took to the conditioning.]] This type of character also faces the PowerPerversionPotential of having sex without giving conscious consent, also known as rape.

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It's not just against mundane party game hypnotism, but also brainwashing or PsychicPowers. The JediMindTrick can leave them in a day long haze, and CharmPerson will make them [[{{Glamour}} lifelong love slaves]]. At times, [[MilesGloriosus they may boast]] they [[MoreHypnotizableThanHeThinks have an iron resolve that can't be broken]], before being comically "switched on" to [[EvilMinions Minion]] or TheRenfield just by glancing at the goofy [[HypnoticEyes swirly eyes]]. Their new master may even be unsettled by [[BlackShirt how readily]] they [[ProfessionalButtKisser took to the conditioning.]] This type of character also faces the PowerPerversionPotential of having sex without giving conscious consent, also known as rape.
consent -- which, for those of you following along at home, is a form of '''rape.'''
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