History MindRape / LiveActionTV

13th Aug '16 2:23:01 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor getting mind-raped:
*** Almost happened to the Doctor in "The Web of Fear". The Intelligence's plan is to draw all of the Doctor's memories from his brain, leaving him an empty shell. There's even some discussion that if he gets his mind wiped, Jamie has to promise to look after him until he learns to walk and talk again. Jamie saves him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero spoiling the Doctor's plan]].
*** The Second Doctor and Zoe get this in "The Krotons" when they start using their minds to power their machines. This is represented in a fairly disturbing and abstract sequence of the two of them moaning in pain through a fisheye lens.
*** The Master does this to the Doctor with the Keller Machine in "The Mind of Evil" by strapping him into a chair, putting a 'telepathic amplifier' in his ear and forcing the Doctor to experience his own darkest {{Phobia}}s at the hand of the Machine (apparently monsters and fire). The torture is cut far shorter when the Machine begins affecting everyone in the vicinity and the Master pulls the plug, but the Master points out to the Doctor that it was so bad that one of his hearts had 'stopped completely'. The Doctor is barely functional for several scenes afterwards.
*** The Fourth Doctor gets subjected to this by Sutekh in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars Pyramids of Mars]]". The Doctor is clearly in excruciating pain trying to resist, and yet he forces the Doctor to kneel before him, worship him and 'debase himself' without even moving in his seat. What's more, Sutekh is clearly [[ForTheEvulz doing it for sport]], thoroughly enjoying hurting and humiliating him, and was going to 'shred his mind' before realising he could take the Doctor's TARDIS key instead. One of the more scary and disturbing moments from the show's most scary and disturbing period.
*** In "The Brain of Morbius", the Fourth Doctor gets subjected to this by Morbius in a "mind-bending contest" that goes awry, when Morbius starts digging through his private and painful memories.
*** The Fourth Doctor simultaneously commits and is subjected to one in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]" when he ends up heading into a {{Cyberspace}} based on Goth's mind in order to assassinate him. Obviously he's invading Goth's mind, but Goth is also subjecting him to both psychological and physical (mental) torture.
*** The Fourth Doctor gets this ''again'' in a {{Squick}}ily literal form in "The Invisible Enemy". A space parasite lays eggs in his brain, and the HiveQueen can control his behaviour through them.
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks]]" has the Fifth Doctor being mind-raped with his [[spoiler:own memories]]. It doesn't help that his painful screams sound disturbingly sexual, if you read too much into it.
*** The 11th Doctor gets mind-raped by the Old God in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten The Rings of Akhaten]]". While technically the Doctor told Grandfather to feed off of his memories, stories and feelings, the fact that it was either do that or allow Grandfather to kill millions really means the Doctor wasn't capable of giving willful consent.
*** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" The Doctor '''intends''' to remove Clara Oswald's memories of him from her mind with a special device so she will not be targeted by his enemies after he defies the laws of time and space to save her from the moment of her death, preserving her in a conscious but not ''quite'' alive state. But she overhears the plan and insists she has a right to her memories; moreover she tampers with the device so it will backfire on him. When they agree to activate it together and see which one's affected, '''his''' memories of '''her''' are the ones lost, and it's ''very'' painful for him. The episode's FramingDevice reveals he can recall the adventures he had with her but not specific details ''of'' her -- and he cannot recognize her on sight. But he sees it as just punishment for becoming TheUnfettered to selfishly keep her alive, and since she meant too much to him and vice versa, this is the only way both of them can move on (Clara travels the universe on her own before returning to her death) and be their best selves for others.
** The Doctor mind-raping other people:
*** The Fourth Doctor putting Sarah Jane into a trance, in the middle of her screaming in protest, by forcing her to gaze into his HypnoticEyes.
*** Without making a explicit comparison to assault, Rose Tyler points out that the TARDIS TranslatorMicrobes were messing with her head and the Doctor hadn't asked permission.
*** The Doctor himself performs what is startlingly similar to a MindRape on [[spoiler:Donna Noble]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]" to remove the Time Lord knowledge from her brain before it killed her. Unusually for the trope, this may have been justified by the fact that the mental invasion was necessary to save the target's life. The target was aware of this and nevertheless pleaded with the Doctor not to do it. Contrast with the Tenth Doctor episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl in the Fireplace]]'', where he basically does a [[MentalAffair consensual]] version with [[spoiler:Madame de Pompadour]], for which there is some other [[UnresolvedSexualTension subtext]]; or the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode The Shakespeare Code]]", where he gives an Elizabethan mental patient a nice soothing MindHug.
*** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E7AmysChoice Amy's Choice]]" has to be ''the'' MindRape episode of the first Creator/MattSmith season. [[spoiler:In a scenario cooked up by the Doctor's own mind, Amy has to cope with the destruction of her happily married life and Rory's death. Then she gets the fun choice of figuring out which of two {{crapsack|World}} realities is real. The kicker? [[AllJustADream Neither of them are]].]]
*** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]", the Doctor alters [[TheScrooge Kazran's]] past while using a video feed to show it happening to his future self. This leads to Kazran being pretty seriously messed up by the episode's halfway point, since he remembers both versions of his life up to that point, while being all too keenly aware that one version was manufactured by someone who was attempting to "rewrite" his personality.
*** As noted above, this is '''supposed''' to be Clara's fate in "Hell Bent" in a call back to Donna Noble's (again it's only memories of the Doctor that are to be lost), but she tampers with the device that will do it, tells the Doctor she won't stand for it, and the Doctor ends up affected instead when they activate the device together.
** Others:
*** The First Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites The Sensorites]]" deals with a ship of humans that has been imprisoned in orbit around the Sensorites' planet, while the Sensorites torture them with telepathy whenever they feel like it for unclear reasons. Most humans aboard the ship are worn-down and stressed out from the abuse, but one in particular is mostly nonfunctional as a result of being constantly dripfed psychic terror for months, his hair has [[DiseaseBleach gone white from stress]] and his fiancée mourns his old personality as if he was dead. The Doctor is ''not'' pleased. He eventually persuades the Sensorites to restore his mind, but they note that even after the treatment he'll bear permanent psychological scars.
*** Dodo gets hypnotised by WOTAN in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E10TheWarMachines The War Machines]]", necessitating the First Doctor to hypnotise her back to normal. Since Dodo quits afterwards, only giving a second-hand goodbye through Ben and Polly, some fans speculate (especially in light of the scene that went on between the Tenth Doctor and Donna) that the Doctor actually wiped her memory, or else influenced her to leave for her own perceived safety.
*** Styre in "The Sontaran Experiment" captures Sarah and tortures her by making her hallucinate a snake crawling up her leg. (The subtext to that is fairly obvious, right?) The Doctor absolutely loses it when he finds out what Styre did to her, diving at him with every intention of murdering him on the spot even though the Doctor is unarmed and Styre is a solidly-built warrior-race alien in heavy armour. He even actually ''growls'' at Styre.
*** The first victims of Skagra's device in "Shada" - most victims are simply killed, but the first six people were left alive and so nonfunctional by the experience that they are unable to talk or care for themselves. The Doctor is eventually able to communicate with Akrotiri, one of the victims, by connecting Chris's brain to his - and Akrotiri's brain is so wrecked that the experience is excruciatingly painful for Chris (defying this trope, the Doctor tells Chris that this might happen and gets his consent first).
*** Tegan's encounter with the Mara in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]" has been compared to a rape scene. Remember that ''Doctor Who'' is a ''family'' programme.
*** In "Mindwarp", Peri is subjected to one by Sil, in a very traumatic and disturbing way with a lot of blatant rape subtext. It includes a TraumaticHaircut and she's considered technically dead after it.
*** What the poor Ood go through when they're lobotomized and separated from their HiveMind in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod Planet of the Ood]]". They become {{empty shell}}s who find HappinessInSlavery and have no personality of their own.
*** Much of the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight Midnight]]" fits this trope, although the episode never shows what the alien does to its victim's head. One character's physical reactions after the whole thing is over don't exactly do much to dispel the idea.
*** It's revealed in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]", that [[spoiler: the Master himself was a mind rape victim when the Time Lords retroactively planted the nonstop drumming in his head, which drove him crazy all his life, so that he could provide a way for them to escape the Time War.]]
*** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]", the Teller has the ability to liquefy the brain of anyone he makes eye contact with, provided he isn't interrupted. Strangely, this doesn't kill the person, even though their head deflates; it must leave enough of the brainstem intact to keep the heart and lungs going. Being around, and absorbing, so many thoughts are slowly driving the Teller insane too, giving a rare two-way version of this trope.
13th Aug '16 2:18:35 AM WillBGood
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13th Aug '16 2:13:09 AM WillBGood
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*** "Startintgly similar"?!? She begged him not to! And she was stated to cry every night because a part of her knew that something important was missing, not to mention her self-esteem went back to its cruddy pre-Doctor self. So yeah, TOTALLY Mind Rape!
2nd Aug '16 10:22:17 PM christyflare3
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**** "Startintgly similar"?!? She begged him not to! And she was stated to cry every night because a part of her knew that something important was missing, not to mention her self-esteem went back to its cruddy pre-Doctor self. So yeah, TOTALLY Mind Rape!
20th May '16 5:36:21 AM N8han11
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** Picard was forced to live out someone else's life in "The Inner Light." He ended up cherishing the memory, though, so maybe this was just unexpected mental contact he really wanted.
*** As in, surprise sex he didn't know he wanted?
*** That example fits the non-consensual aspect, but lacks the element of violation that really defines the trope. To be clear, the aliens pulled a sort of Matrix on him, creating an illusionary world in which he lived a life-time and raised a family, while in reality he was knocked out for less than an hour. They certainly were doing SOMETHING to his brain, but they didn't really enter his mind or memories and their intention was anything but cruel. YMMV on the cruelty of it in the end though (consider "waking" back into a world you had come to believe was only a dream, to discover the wife and children and friends you had spent DECADES with were gone, the citizens of a long dead civilization). And then he pulls out [[TearJerker that flute...]]
*** A much clearer example of mindrape happens in "The Best Of Both Worlds," where Picard is assimilated by the Borg. Apart from being forced to share his mind with trillions of other Borg, his head is also mined for the very strategies that the Federation has painstakingly devised to fight them, allowing them to crush the fleet at Wolf 359. In interviews, the writers directly likened it to rape, and it's not unwarranted; in "Family" Picard breaks down as he describes how he tried to resist and couldn't. How badly he was affected didn't fully show until StarTrekFirstContact, when it becomes clear that the experience has left him with a near-insane level of rage against the Borg.

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** Picard was forced to live out someone else's life in "The Inner Light." He ended up cherishing the memory, though, so maybe this was just unexpected mental contact he really wanted.
*** As in, surprise sex he didn't know he wanted?
*** That example fits the non-consensual aspect, but lacks the element of violation that really defines the trope. To be clear, the aliens pulled a sort of Matrix on him, creating an illusionary world in which he lived a life-time and raised a family, while in reality he was knocked out for less than an hour. They certainly were doing SOMETHING to his brain, but they didn't really enter his mind or memories and their intention was anything but cruel. YMMV on the cruelty of it in the end though (consider "waking" back into a world you had come to believe was only a dream, to discover the wife and children and friends you had spent DECADES with were gone, the citizens of a long dead civilization). And then he pulls out [[TearJerker that flute...]]
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"The Best Of Both Worlds," where Picard is assimilated by the Borg. Apart from being forced to share his mind with trillions of other Borg, his head is also mined for the very strategies that the Federation has painstakingly devised to fight them, allowing them to crush the fleet at Wolf 359. In interviews, the writers directly likened it to rape, and it's not unwarranted; in "Family" Picard breaks down as he describes how he tried to resist and couldn't. How badly he was affected didn't fully show until StarTrekFirstContact, when it becomes clear that the experience has left him with a near-insane level of rage against the Borg.



* Hell, Justin Crowe's main power in ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' indeed seems to be mind rape... At first he just uses it to make people face their past sins, induce a terrible guilt upon them and make them aware that he saw it too. But in the second season he really takes it to a whole other level; please don't force me to actually spit it out. Well, at least he shows an interesting variety of mind rape subtropes.
** I'll spit it out, in case anyone's confused. He [[spoiler:has his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]], [[KnightTemplar Iris]] procure for him a constant stream of pretty, young maidservants. He seduces them using his authority as religious and political leader of New Canaan, and has so much demonically-tinged sex with them that he breaks their minds completely. We never actually see him commit ''these'' rapes, but we see Iris cleaning up the aftermath]].

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* Hell, Justin Crowe's main power in ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'' indeed seems to be mind rape... At first he just uses it to make people face their past sins, induce a terrible guilt upon them and make them aware that he saw it too. But in the second season he really takes it to a whole other level; please don't force me to actually spit it out. Well, at least level: he shows an interesting variety of mind rape subtropes.
** I'll spit it out, in case anyone's confused. He
[[spoiler:has his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister]], [[KnightTemplar Iris]] procure for him a constant stream of pretty, young maidservants. He seduces them using his authority as religious and political leader of New Canaan, and has so much demonically-tinged sex with them that he breaks their minds completely. We never actually see him commit ''these'' rapes, but we see Iris cleaning up the aftermath]].
1st Apr '16 11:10:21 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': This is Kilgrave's power. He can make anyone do what he says and he tends to use the power to hurt people. Sometimes it's short and violent and sometimes he uses it to make someone do something unpleasant for hours at a time. In the first episode Hope has been forbidden to move, so she soils herself and she also freaks out when Jessica picks her up and carries her away from the hotel room. In Jessica's case, about a year before the series began, she had been under his control for months, only breaking out when he finally forced her to murder someone, which shocked her out of it. [[AndIMustScream She described how a part of her was waiting every minute for a chance to break free and escape]].

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': This is Kilgrave's power.[[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] from ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. He can make anyone do what he says and he tends to use the power to hurt people. Sometimes it's short and violent and sometimes he uses it to make someone do something unpleasant for hours at a time. In the first episode Hope has been forbidden to move, so she soils herself and she also freaks out when Jessica picks her up and carries her away from the hotel room. In Jessica's case, about a year before the series began, she had been under his control for months, only breaking out when he finally forced her to murder someone, Luke Cage's wife, which shocked her out of it. [[AndIMustScream She described how a part of her was waiting every minute for a chance to break free and escape]].
19th Mar '16 2:33:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Implied in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', when Derek was captured in the future and taken to the basement of an old house. We're not shown what happened while [[{{Room101}} he was in that room]], but when he came out he was visibly shaking, exhausted, and horrified. Whatever it was it was apparently related to [[RobotGirl Cameron]]; when he sees her later in the resistance base he immediately draws his weapon and tries to destroy her, and after travelling back in time he immediately recognized her on sight and drew a weapon on her.

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* Implied in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', when Derek was captured in the future and taken to the basement of an old house. We're not shown what happened while [[{{Room101}} he was in that room]], but when he came out he was visibly shaking, exhausted, and horrified. Whatever it was it was apparently related to [[RobotGirl Cameron]]; when he sees her later in the resistance base he immediately draws his weapon and tries to destroy her, and after travelling back in time he immediately recognized her on sight and drew a weapon on her.
12th Dec '15 6:10:03 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': This is Kilgrave's power. He can make anyone do what he says and he tends to use the power to hurt people. Sometimes it's short and violent and sometimes he uses it to make someone do something unpleasant for hours at a time. In the first episode Hope has been forbidden to move, so she soils herself and she also freaks out when Jessica picks her up and carries her away from the hotel room. In Jessica's case, about a year before the series began, she had been under his control for months, only breaking out when he finally forced her to murder someone, which shocked her out of it. [[AndIMustScream She described how a part of her was watching and waiting every minute for a chance to break free and escape]].

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': This is Kilgrave's power. He can make anyone do what he says and he tends to use the power to hurt people. Sometimes it's short and violent and sometimes he uses it to make someone do something unpleasant for hours at a time. In the first episode Hope has been forbidden to move, so she soils herself and she also freaks out when Jessica picks her up and carries her away from the hotel room. In Jessica's case, about a year before the series began, she had been under his control for months, only breaking out when he finally forced her to murder someone, which shocked her out of it. [[AndIMustScream She described how a part of her was watching and waiting every minute for a chance to break free and escape]].
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