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25th Nov '16 12:29:10 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] Sheko does this to her victims to judge whether they are innocent or guilty. She tries to violate Supergirl's mind to read her memories, but she's stopped by Supergirl's mother's memory.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] Sheko does this to her victims to judge whether they are innocent or guilty. She tries to violate Supergirl's mind to read her memories, but she's stopped by Supergirl's mother's memory.memory.
** In ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' sorcerer Nightflame and her minions do this to Supergirl, stealing her soul, bringing her to a psychic Hell and then trying to drain her life-force and her powers as tearing away a part of her mind from the rest.



** The Saturn Queen seen in ''Superman/Batman'' and later in ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', has the credit of murdering the Martian Manhunter ''twice'' in her lifetime by shutting his mind down, and has also lobotomized at least one version of the Legion of Super-Heroes in its entirety.

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** The Saturn Queen seen in ''Superman/Batman'' ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' and later in ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Supergirl]]'', has the credit of murdering the Martian Manhunter Comicbook/MartianManhunter ''twice'' in her lifetime by shutting his mind down, and has also lobotomized at least one version of the Legion of Super-Heroes in its entirety.
21st Nov '16 10:23:38 AM ACW
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* Franchise/WonderWoman villain Doctor Psycho virtually embodies this trope. (See: details [[Monster/DCComics here]].)

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* Franchise/WonderWoman villain Doctor Psycho virtually embodies this trope. (See: details [[Monster/DCComics here]].)
22nd Oct '16 9:25:02 AM Materioptikon
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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' V drives Lewis Prothero, the former head of the concentration camp that created him, into incurable insanity by throwing his treasured doll into the very ovens where Prothero had burned the bodies of his victims. When V dumps Prothero on the Norsefire government's doorstep afterwards, he is reduced to a catatonic state, and is only capable of muttering "Mama!" over and over again.

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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' V drives Lewis Prothero, the former head of the concentration camp that created him, into incurable insanity by throwing his treasured doll collection into the very ovens where Prothero had burned the bodies of his victims. When V dumps Prothero on the Norsefire government's doorstep afterwards, he is reduced to a catatonic state, and is only capable of muttering "Mama!" over and over again.
22nd Oct '16 9:16:33 AM Materioptikon
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** The mindwiper in question was ''ComicBook/Zatanna''. In that continuum, she had been a trusted friend of Batman's since childhood. Double whammy on the mind screw.

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** The mindwiper in question was ''ComicBook/Zatanna''.''ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}''. In that continuum, she had been a trusted friend of Batman's since childhood. Double whammy on the mind screw.
20th Oct '16 8:26:30 AM rafi
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!!!Dc
* In the Franchise/{{Superman}} ''Comicbook/EmperorJoker'' story, where the Joker tricks Mister Mxyzptlk out of most of his 5th dimensional powers to reshape reality, [[spoiler:the Joker finally manages to kill Batman. He then revives Batman and kills him in a different way. The process is repeated over and over for several months until Superman works up enough willpower to challenge the Joker. When he asks Batman what he should do, Superman is horrified to learn that Batman is so broken, he asks Supes to kill Joker when he has a chance. When reality is properly restored, Mxyzptlk and the Spectre reveal to Superman that the experience of dying countless times has ruined Batman's mind and he literally can't live with that knowledge. Superman makes the hard choice to move the memories to The Joker's mind.]] In the epilogue, Batman mentions that he has slept well while Superman mentions having some trouble sleeping...
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] Sheko does this to her victims to judge whether they are innocent or guilty. She tries to violate Supergirl's mind to read her memories, but she's stopped by Supergirl's mother's memory.
* This is the explanation for Dr. Light's VillainDecay in Franchise/TheDCU. As revealed in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', while mindwipes were... tolerated (to protect secret identities), a cabal in the League [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood decided to screw up Light's brain to change his personality]] to make him a near-HarmlessVillain. When Franchise/{{Batman}} saw the personality changing, ''he'' was mind wiped too... of the previous ten minutes. While Dr. Light eventually retakes [[TookALevelInBadass a level in badass]], Batman loses what little trust he had in the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and creates Brother Eye.
** The mindwiper in question was ''ComicBook/Zatanna''. In that continuum, she had been a trusted friend of Batman's since childhood. Double whammy on the mind screw.
* [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn's]] EvilTwin Malefic did this once to a fellow Green Martian. This was an unspeakable crime in Green Martian society since they are normally a very open telepathic race. To them this was the greatest violation of the open trust shared by their race possible. Malefic's punishment was severe indeed: his PsychicPowers were stripped away along with his memories of the event (so he couldn't get any sick pleasure from it).
* Franchise/WonderWoman villain Doctor Psycho virtually embodies this trope. (See: details [[Monster/DCComics here]].)
* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''. Saturn Queen of the Legion of Super-Villains is a native-born telepath from Titan in the 31st Century, so naturally this is her modus operandi. There are least two distinct versions of her that operate under different motivations:
** The Saturn Queen seen in the current Legion series, which is supposed to be set in the definitive 31st Century of the DC Universe, is a misanthropic sociopath who believes that all human beings are inherently evil and self-serving individuals who simply hide their dark desires from everyone else.
** The Saturn Queen seen in ''Superman/Batman'' and later in ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', has the credit of murdering the Martian Manhunter ''twice'' in her lifetime by shutting his mind down, and has also lobotomized at least one version of the Legion of Super-Heroes in its entirety.
* ComicBook/DoctorFate's Helmet of Fate has the power to mind-rape anybody who tries to wear it and use it for evil purposes, usually by causing the unwanted wearer to go insane, as Glorious Godfrey found out the hard way at the end of DC Comics' ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', and also his nemesis Wotan in an issue of ''Secret Origins''.
* Creator/GailSimone created a villain named Mortis in her last run on ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' who basically has this as her superpower. The moment she gets in physical contact with another person, she forces them to relive every bad decision and horrible thing they've ever done in their lives, and most of her victims end up killing themselves just to make it stop. She subjects ComicBook/BlackCanary to this, forcing the heroine to first endure visions of her dead parents, then visions of Green Arrow, Roy Harper, and her adoptive daughter Sin for collectively abandoning them when they really needed her. However, Canary is able to break out of this when Mortis tells her that her friends have failed her, as Canary's belief in her teammates is unwavering.
* During the horrific events of the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate is dispatched to Smallville, where he uses his powers to twist the locals by filling their hearts with rage, greed and fear, and proceeds to calmly stroll down the street as people kill each other in their houses. Perfectly ordinary people who were treating each other with decorum and politeness turn into homicidal lunatics as he enters their range.

!!!Marvel
* An example of an attempted physical rape that ends up as pure MindRape: in the 80s ''ComicBook/CaptainBritain'' series, one of the concepts constantly explored in the series is {{Alternate Universe}}s. Well, a "Kaptain Briton" from an alternate universe where England is a totalitarian state switched places with ours, and in a scene infamous to this date, [[spoiler:he tried to rape Betsy Braddock, aka Comicbook/{{Psylocke}}, Captain Britain's sister (and in a certain way, his own). Psylocke killed him in self-defense using her telepathic powers, still believing it was her own brother who tried to rape her]]. Needless to say, this experience fucked her up.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', this is the effect that [[spoiler:Ozymandias' cloned monstrosity has on several ''thousands'' of the people who survived the creature's explosion. Ozymandias actually had artists, musicians and writers come up with imagery and sounds so thoroughly alien and bizarre (without them knowing what they were doing) that when coded inside a "psychic shockwave" released by the creature in its death drove said thousands utterly insane]]. A particularly disturbing example briefly mentioned in a news report was [[spoiler:a woman that performed an abortion on herself because she was convinced her ''unborn child was eating her from the inside!'']]



* An example of an attempted physical rape that ends up as pure MindRape: in the 80s ''Captain Britain'' series, one of the concepts constantly explored in the series is {{Alternate Universe}}s. Well, a "Kaptain Briton" from an alternate universe where England is a totalitarian state switched places with ours, and in a scene infamous to this date, [[spoiler:he tried to rape Betsy Braddock, aka Comicbook/{{Psylocke}}, Captain Britain's sister (and in a certain way, his own). Psylocke killed him in self-defense using her telepathic powers, still believing it was her own brother who tried to rape her]]. Needless to say, this experience fucked her up.
* In the Franchise/{{Superman}} ''Comicbook/EmperorJoker'' story, where the Joker tricks Mister Mxyzptlk out of most of his 5th dimensional powers to reshape reality, [[spoiler:the Joker finally manages to kill Batman. He then revives Batman and kills him in a different way. The process is repeated over and over for several months until Superman works up enough willpower to challenge the Joker. When he asks Batman what he should do, Superman is horrified to learn that Batman is so broken, he asks Supes to kill Joker when he has a chance. When reality is properly restored, Mxyzptlk and the Spectre reveal to Superman that the experience of dying countless times has ruined Batman's mind and he literally can't live with that knowledge. Superman makes the hard choice to move the memories to The Joker's mind.]] In the epilogue, Batman mentions that he has slept well while Superman mentions having some trouble sleeping...
* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' storyline ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] Sheko does this to her victims to judge whether they are innocent or guilty. She tries to violate Supergirl's mind to read her memories, but she's stopped by Supergirl's mother's memory.
* This is the explanation for Dr. Light's VillainDecay in Franchise/TheDCU. As revealed in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', while mindwipes were... tolerated (to protect secret identities), a cabal in the League [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood decided to screw up Light's brain to change his personality]] to make him a near-HarmlessVillain. When Franchise/{{Batman}} saw the personality changing, ''he'' was mind wiped too... of the previous ten minutes. While Dr. Light eventually retakes [[TookALevelInBadass a level in badass]], Batman loses what little trust he had in the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and creates Brother Eye.
** The mindwiper in question was ''ComicBook/Zatanna''. In that continuum, she had been a trusted friend of Batman's since childhood. Double whammy on the mind screw.



* Telepathic mutant villain Mindscan's favored tactic in ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.
* ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'': Rogue (working for Weapon X) steals Jean Grey's powers and makes Iceman relive an invasive surgery he experienced as a child, without the anasthesia.
* Back in 1991, ComicBook/AlphaFlight fought a villain named Headlok, and his psychic attacks were actually called mind-rape.

!!!Other
* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', this is the effect that [[spoiler:Ozymandias' cloned monstrosity has on several ''thousands'' of the people who survived the creature's explosion. Ozymandias actually had artists, musicians and writers come up with imagery and sounds so thoroughly alien and bizarre (without them knowing what they were doing) that when coded inside a "psychic shockwave" released by the creature in its death drove said thousands utterly insane]]. A particularly disturbing example briefly mentioned in a news report was [[spoiler:a woman that performed an abortion on herself because she was convinced her ''unborn child was eating her from the inside!'']]



* [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter J'onn's]] EvilTwin Malefic did this once to a fellow Green Martian. This was an unspeakable crime in Green Martian society since they are normally a very open telepathic race. To them this was the greatest violation of the open trust shared by their race possible. Malefic's punishment was severe indeed: his PsychicPowers were stripped away along with his memories of the event (so he couldn't get any sick pleasure from it).
* Telepathic mutant villain Mindscan's favored tactic in ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.
* Franchise/WonderWoman villain Doctor Psycho virtually embodies this trope. (See: details [[Monster/DCComics here]].)
* ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'': Rogue (working for Weapon X) steals Jean Grey's powers and makes Iceman relive an invasive surgery he experienced as a child, without the anasthesia.



* ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''. Saturn Queen of the Legion of Super-Villains is a native-born telepath from Titan in the 31st Century, so naturally this is her modus operandi. There are least two distinct versions of her that operate under different motivations:
** The Saturn Queen seen in the current Legion series, which is supposed to be set in the definitive 31st Century of the DC Universe, is a misanthropic sociopath who believes that all human beings are inherently evil and self-serving individuals who simply hide their dark desires from everyone else.
** The Saturn Queen seen in ''Superman/Batman'' and later in ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', has the credit of murdering the Martian Manhunter ''twice'' in her lifetime by shutting his mind down, and has also lobotomized at least one version of the Legion of Super-Heroes in its entirety.
* ComicBook/DoctorFate's Helmet of Fate has the power to mind-rape anybody who tries to wear it and use it for evil purposes, usually by causing the unwanted wearer to go insane, as Glorious Godfrey found out the hard way at the end of DC Comics' ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', and also his nemesis Wotan in an issue of ''Secret Origins''.



* Back in 1991, ComicBook/AlphaFlight fought a villain named Headlok, and his psychic attacks were actually called mind-rape.
* Creator/GailSimone created a villain named Mortis in her last run on ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' who basically has this as her superpower. The moment she gets in physical contact with another person, she forces them to relive every bad decision and horrible thing they've ever done in their lives, and most of her victims end up killing themselves just to make it stop. She subjects ComicBook/BlackCanary to this, forcing the heroine to first endure visions of her dead parents, then visions of Green Arrow, Roy Harper, and her adoptive daughter Sin for collectively abandoning them when they really needed her. However, Canary is able to break out of this when Mortis tells her that her friends have failed her, as Canary's belief in her teammates is unwavering.



* During the horrific events of the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate is dispatched to Smallville, where he uses his powers to twist the locals by filling their hearts with rage, greed and fear, and proceeds to calmly stroll down the street as people kill each other in their houses. Perfectly ordinary people who were treating each other with decorum and politeness turn into homicidal lunatics as he enters their range.
18th Oct '16 12:44:25 AM rafi
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* This is the explanation for Dr. Light's VillainDecay in Franchise/TheDCU. As revealed in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', while mindwipes were... tolerated (to protect secret identities), [[spoiler:a cabal in the League [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood decided to screw up Light's brain to change his personality]] to make him a near-HarmlessVillain. When Franchise/{{Batman}} saw the personality changing, ''he'' was mind wiped too... of the previous ten minutes. While Dr. Light eventually retakes [[TookALevelInBadass a level in badass]], Batman loses what little trust he had in the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and creates Brother Eye.
** The mindwiper in question was ''Zatanna''. In that continuum, she had been a trusted friend of Batman's since childhood. Double whammy on the mind screw.

to:

* This is the explanation for Dr. Light's VillainDecay in Franchise/TheDCU. As revealed in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', while mindwipes were... tolerated (to protect secret identities), [[spoiler:a a cabal in the League [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood decided to screw up Light's brain to change his personality]] to make him a near-HarmlessVillain. When Franchise/{{Batman}} saw the personality changing, ''he'' was mind wiped too... of the previous ten minutes. While Dr. Light eventually retakes [[TookALevelInBadass a level in badass]], Batman loses what little trust he had in the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and creates Brother Eye.
** The mindwiper in question was ''Zatanna''.''ComicBook/Zatanna''. In that continuum, she had been a trusted friend of Batman's since childhood. Double whammy on the mind screw.
16th Oct '16 5:05:25 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ComicBook/DoctorFate's Helmet of Fate has the power to mind-rape anybody who tries to wear it and use it for evil purposes, as Glorious Godfrey found out the hard way at the end of DC Comics' ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', and also his nemesis Wotan in an issue of ''Secret Origins''.

to:

* ComicBook/DoctorFate's Helmet of Fate has the power to mind-rape anybody who tries to wear it and use it for evil purposes, usually by causing the unwanted wearer to go insane, as Glorious Godfrey found out the hard way at the end of DC Comics' ''[[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]]'', and also his nemesis Wotan in an issue of ''Secret Origins''.
14th Oct '16 8:56:16 PM StrixObscuro
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** Molly's parents were evil mutant telepaths who absolutely ''loved'' raping people's minds, to the point where they once left a would-be rival unable to move for ''seven years''. It's implied that they may have used their powers on Molly herself on several occasions.

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** Molly's parents were evil mutant telepaths who absolutely ''loved'' raping people's minds, to the point where they once left a would-be rival unable to move for ''seven years''. It's implied that they may have used their powers on Molly herself on several occasions. For added FridgeHorror, Molly's mom was a ''[[PsychoTherapist therapist]]''.


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** In the "Homeschooling" arc, Nico uses magic to make Klara docile after the latter is caught in an explosion and won't stop crying and Chase threatens to beat her if she doesn't shut up. Molly raises the question of how this is in any way different from what her parents used to do to make her behave.
27th Aug '16 8:03:04 AM erforce
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* Telepathic mutant villain Mindscan's favored tactic in ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.

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* Telepathic mutant villain Mindscan's favored tactic in ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.



* ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''. Saturn Queen of the Legion of Super-Villains is a native-born telepath from Titan in the 31st Century, so naturally this is her modus operandi. There are least two distinct versions of her that operate under different motivations:

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* ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''. Saturn Queen of the Legion of Super-Villains is a native-born telepath from Titan in the 31st Century, so naturally this is her modus operandi. There are least two distinct versions of her that operate under different motivations:
29th Jul '16 10:51:15 PM Materioptikon
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* During the horrific events of the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate is dispatched to Smallville, where he uses his powers to twist the locals by filling their hearts with rage, greed and fear, and proceeds to calmly stroll down the street as people kill each other in their houses.

to:

* During the horrific events of the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Black Lantern Psycho-Pirate is dispatched to Smallville, where he uses his powers to twist the locals by filling their hearts with rage, greed and fear, and proceeds to calmly stroll down the street as people kill each other in their houses. Perfectly ordinary people who were treating each other with decorum and politeness turn into homicidal lunatics as he enters their range.
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