History MindRape / LiveActionTV

17th Mar '17 8:20:15 AM simmingheather
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*In Supernatural, this happens to Castiel when another angel named Naomi brainwashes him.
15th Dec '16 12:22:13 AM Doug86
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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' did this a number of times, without the {{Anvilicious}} rape analogy. "Persistence of Vision" was "Violations" on a ''shipwide'' scale, and the culprit responsible had nearly put the entire crew into a catatonic stupor by the time the last one or two members standing were able to stop him. Then there was the time a Maquis fanatic back home sent subliminal messages to [[spoiler:Tuvok, which made him forcibly mind-meld with every ex-Maquis on the ship and start a takeover]]. Then there were the dream aliens, then there were the aliens who {{Brainwashed}} the crew into working in their factory, then there was the LotusEaterMachine, then there was the beacon that made people hallucinate participating in genocide[[note]]a MoralDissonance laden episode in that at the end of it Janeway orders the beacon, which was broken by the end of the action, '''repaired''' so it can go on to MindRape many more crews for the next 200 years to come[[/note]] then there were [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the Hirogen]] making the crew think they were part of the simulated WorldWarII they'd created as they 'hunted' them, and on and on and on. Honorable mention for the friendly NegativeSpaceWedgie inhabitants whose means of communication nearly drove Chakotay nuts. This crew's brains got baked so many times it's surprising that they knew up from down by the time the series ended.

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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' did this a number of times, without the {{Anvilicious}} rape analogy. "Persistence of Vision" was "Violations" on a ''shipwide'' scale, and the culprit responsible had nearly put the entire crew into a catatonic stupor by the time the last one or two members standing were able to stop him. Then there was the time a Maquis fanatic back home sent subliminal messages to [[spoiler:Tuvok, which made him forcibly mind-meld with every ex-Maquis on the ship and start a takeover]]. Then there were the dream aliens, then there were the aliens who {{Brainwashed}} the crew into working in their factory, then there was the LotusEaterMachine, then there was the beacon that made people hallucinate participating in genocide[[note]]a MoralDissonance laden episode in that at the end of it Janeway orders the beacon, which was broken by the end of the action, '''repaired''' so it can go on to MindRape many more crews for the next 200 years to come[[/note]] then there were [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame the Hirogen]] making the crew think they were part of the simulated WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII they'd created as they 'hunted' them, and on and on and on. Honorable mention for the friendly NegativeSpaceWedgie inhabitants whose means of communication nearly drove Chakotay nuts. This crew's brains got baked so many times it's surprising that they knew up from down by the time the series ended.
8th Oct '16 9:27:41 AM nombretomado
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* Another {{Buffyverse}} example: In the first season finale of ''{{Series/Angel}}'', Cordelia has all the human suffering going on across the entire planet shoved into her mind. She winds up in a non-responsive helplessly-in-pain state in the hospital for most of the episode. When she gets better, it's caused her personality to change for the better. Cordelia had been self-absorbed and shallow, though not nearly as much as she used to be, having already undergone positive CharacterDevelopment before this point.

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* Another {{Buffyverse}} Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} example: In the first season finale of ''{{Series/Angel}}'', Cordelia has all the human suffering going on across the entire planet shoved into her mind. She winds up in a non-responsive helplessly-in-pain state in the hospital for most of the episode. When she gets better, it's caused her personality to change for the better. Cordelia had been self-absorbed and shallow, though not nearly as much as she used to be, having already undergone positive CharacterDevelopment before this point.
10th Sep '16 1:01:18 PM jroggs
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** Later, Willow [[spoiler:erases Tara's memories of their arguments]] while they're in a relationship. Repeatedly. Tara is especially upset because she remembers Glory's prior violation of her mind.

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** Later, Willow [[spoiler:erases Tara's memories of their arguments]] while they're in a relationship. Repeatedly. Tara is especially upset because she remembers Glory's prior violation of her mind. [[spoiler: She is likely also not happy with Willow taking advantage of this mind rape magic to ''literally'' rape her.]]
13th Aug '16 2:23:01 AM WillBGood
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13th Aug '16 2:22:43 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!
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