History MindRape / VideoGames

31st Aug '17 12:30:32 PM BeerBaron
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** This is also a tactic of Vaermina, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[YourWorstNightmare Nightmares]]. She can cause this by afflicting mortals with ceaseless, horrific nightmares. For a mortal, simply ''being in'' her realm of [[EldritchLocation Quagmire]] can qualify as this.
25th Aug '17 9:48:48 AM BeerBaron
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* The "Dragonrend" Shout in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' essentially Mind Rapes a Dragon by forcing it to experience [[spoiler:mortality]].
** The ''Dragonborn'' DLC introduces the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Black Books]] of Hermaeus Mora. Most people who read them (such as a madman you can randomly encounter) go insane; the wizard Neloth says that Herma-Mora occasionally sucks people's minds dry in his bid for their knowledge. [[spoiler:This happens to Storn, who willingly lets his knowledge of Skaal tradition be taken by Herma-Mora so that the Dragonborn can complete the DealWithTheDevil necessary to kill Miraak.]]

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* The "Dragonrend" Shout in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is one of the more infamous tactics used by Molag Bal, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[TheCorrupter Domination and Corruption]], to break mortals. If straight ColdBloodedTorture and [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulation]] fail to break a mortal, Molag Bal can "fragment their soul", essentially causing them to lose or forget about those things from which they draw the strength to resist.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'':
*** The "Dragonrend" [[MakeMeWannaShout Shout]] is
essentially a Mind Rapes Rape crossed with a Dragon by forcing it BrownNote toward dragons. The shout forces dragons, who are [[DragonsAreDivine immortal Aedric beings]], to experience [[spoiler:mortality]].
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mortality. The shock is enough to force them to plummet from the sky and renders them unable to use Shouts themselves for a time. It is notable the only [[LanguageOfMagic Dragon Shout]] to have been invented by mortals.
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The ''Dragonborn'' DLC introduces the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Black Books]] of Hermaeus Mora. Mora, Daedric Prince of [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow Knowledge]]. Most people mortals who read them (such as a madman you can randomly encounter) go insane; the wizard Neloth says that Herma-Mora Mora occasionally sucks people's minds dry in his bid for their knowledge. [[spoiler:This happens to Storn, who willingly lets his knowledge of Skaal tradition be taken by Herma-Mora Mora so that the Dragonborn [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] can complete the DealWithTheDevil necessary to kill Miraak.]]Miraak]].
11th Jun '17 5:11:28 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{X-Com}}'' games have this as well. The Ethereals and high-ranking Sectoids have two mental attacks: MindControl and Panic (which lowers morale). Helplessly watching as your own hands slaughter your teammates has to be bad enough, one can only imagine what horrors follow after a heavily-armed soldier is subjected to a Panic attack and goes berserk.[[note]]they get 255 Turn Units to turn around and fire their weapons randomly until they either run out of Turn Units or ammo.[[/note]] The 2012 remake also has a more literal example in mindfray. The good side? After some reverse-engineering, you can get your own psychic soldiers to return the favour. Turning a plasma cannon-lugging killing machine into a panicky mess going berserk on its own side is always priceless.

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* The ''{{X-Com}}'' ''VideoGame/XCom'' games have this as well. The Ethereals and high-ranking Sectoids have two mental attacks: MindControl and Panic (which lowers morale). Helplessly watching as your own hands slaughter your teammates has to be bad enough, one can only imagine what horrors follow after a heavily-armed soldier is subjected to a Panic attack and goes berserk.[[note]]they get 255 Turn Units to turn around and fire their weapons randomly until they either run out of Turn Units or ammo.[[/note]] The 2012 remake also has a more literal example in mindfray. The good side? After some reverse-engineering, you can get your own psychic soldiers to return the favour. Turning a plasma cannon-lugging killing machine into a panicky mess going berserk on its own side is always priceless.
13th May '17 4:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* Though it's not dwelled upon especially much in the ''StarCraft'' ExpansionPack, the [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Archons]] have the [[PsychicPowers ability]] to instantly mindwipe a creature, alternatively overload their nervous system, rendering them paralyzed for a short amount of time.

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* Though it's not dwelled upon especially much in the ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' ExpansionPack, the [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Archons]] have the [[PsychicPowers ability]] to instantly mindwipe a creature, alternatively overload their nervous system, rendering them paralyzed for a short amount of time.
23rd Apr '17 10:16:37 AM nombretomado
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* The Zuul of ''SwordOfTheStars'' regularly perform mind raping of lesser beings to perform research, leaving their victim a maddened degenerate husk. In fact, they do this to obtain information in general... Or because they think it's fun... Frankly, the Zuul ''like'' mind raping their lessers and thus they never really got used to asking nicely. Or asking at all.

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* The Zuul of ''SwordOfTheStars'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' regularly perform mind raping of lesser beings to perform research, leaving their victim a maddened degenerate husk. In fact, they do this to obtain information in general... Or because they think it's fun... Frankly, the Zuul ''like'' mind raping their lessers and thus they never really got used to asking nicely. Or asking at all.
22nd Apr '17 5:09:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''SuikodenIII'' has this between [[PolarOppositeTwins twin]] [[SeparatedAtBirth brothers]] Luc (see {{Jerkass}}) and Sasarai. It is not enough for Luc to simply [[spoiler:hijack the true rune]] but in the process inform his brother that they are actually [[spoiler:[[ArtificialHuman clones]] of Harmonian ruler Hikusaak as vessels for true runes]]. Sasarai is not amused and becomes physically ill at this knowledge, leading to his HeelFaceTurn once he recovers. His post-game text suggests he did not fully recover.

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* ''SuikodenIII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' has this between [[PolarOppositeTwins twin]] [[SeparatedAtBirth brothers]] Luc (see {{Jerkass}}) and Sasarai. It is not enough for Luc to simply [[spoiler:hijack the true rune]] but in the process inform his brother that they are actually [[spoiler:[[ArtificialHuman clones]] of Harmonian ruler Hikusaak as vessels for true runes]]. Sasarai is not amused and becomes physically ill at this knowledge, leading to his HeelFaceTurn once he recovers. His post-game text suggests he did not fully recover.
3rd Apr '17 9:04:42 AM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', before and after rescuing Cortana, her words and verbal cues drop indications that the Gravemind is inflicting this on her. Bear in mind, while an AI she's built off of a human mind, so she's just as vulnerable as any human. The rather agonized, audibly shaken way she begs for the Chief to get her out of High Charity and to destroy the reactors to pay it back just emphasizes this.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', before and after rescuing Cortana, her words and verbal cues drop indications that the Gravemind is inflicting this on her. Bear in mind, while an AI she's built off of a human mind, so she's just as vulnerable as any human. The rather agonized, audibly shaken way she begs for the Chief to get her out of High Charity and to destroy the reactors to pay it back just emphasizes this.



*** Let's talk about indoctrination a bit more. All Reapers can do it, [[spoiler:even when they're ''dead'']]. Certain pieces of Reaper technology are also capable of doing it. You might be able to resist it at first, but eventually you'll succumb. Your mind will become a tool for the Reapers. You will obey their commands without even realizing they are commanding you. And when they no longer have a use for you, you will be [[spoiler:assimilated, either infected with Reaper nanites and turned into a hideous mockery of yourself or melted down into genetic paste to create a new Reaper]].

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*** Let's talk about indoctrination a bit more. All Reapers can do it, indoctrinate, [[spoiler:even when they're ''dead'']]. Certain pieces of Reaper technology are also capable of doing it. You might be able to resist it at first, but eventually you'll succumb. Your mind will become a tool for the Reapers. You will obey their commands without even realizing they are commanding you. And when they no longer have a use for you, you will be [[spoiler:assimilated, either infected with Reaper nanites and turned into a hideous mockery of yourself or melted down into genetic paste to create a new Reaper]].



* In ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'', the cutscene that introduces the Tyranid creature called the Zoanthrope does this to the ''player'': random and distorted visuals overlapping with the image of a bloated alien braincase, with loud screeches paired with the sound of [[PsychicStatic audio feedback]] assaulting the ears.
** This is basically a visual representation of the Tyranid psychic power 'The Horror', which is Mind Rape taken to the third degree.
* Shadow Priests in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' have many abilities made to mess with the opponents mind. These include Mind Blast (causing an explosion of shadow magic inside the enemy's brain), Mind Flay (slashing at the enemy's brain with shadow magic whips), Mind Sear (burns the opponent's brain with shadow magic) and the classic Mind Control. Both Priests and Warlocks can cast a version of the Fear spell, which causes immense fear in the target's mind, making them run around aimlessly for a few seconds.
** Priests of any sort - Holy, Discipline, ''or'' Shadow - are expected to get Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Pain in basic training, and have access to Mind Control soon enough. Refusing to train in these makes solo adventures a ''lot'' harder.
*** And/or a lot more fun and challenging, especially for RP players.
*** Let's not forget Psychic Scream, which makes the enemy run away for a bit because of the horrific mind/soul pain you inflicted on him. As part of combat, it's a horrific ability. As a way of avoiding combat... well, I suppose once the pain wears off, the victims ''might'' be glad you didn't just kill them, but....

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* In ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2'', the cutscene that introduces the Tyranid creature called the Zoanthrope does this to the ''player'': random and distorted visuals overlapping with the image of a bloated alien braincase, with loud screeches paired with the sound of [[PsychicStatic audio feedback]] assaulting the ears.
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ears. This is basically also a visual representation of the Tyranid psychic power 'The Horror', which is Mind Rape taken to the third degree.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Priests of any sort - Holy, Discipline, ''or'' Shadow - are expected to get Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Pain in basic training, and have access to Mind Control soon enough. Refusing to train in these makes solo adventures a ''lot'' harder. And/or a lot more fun and challenging, especially for RP players.
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Shadow Priests in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' have many abilities made to mess with the opponents mind. These include Mind Blast (causing an explosion of shadow magic inside the enemy's brain), Mind Flay (slashing at the enemy's brain with shadow magic whips), Mind Sear (burns the opponent's brain with shadow magic) and the classic Mind Control. Both Priests and Warlocks can cast a version of the Fear spell, which causes immense fear in the target's mind, making them run around aimlessly for a few seconds.
** Priests of any sort - Holy, Discipline, ''or'' Shadow - are expected to get Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Pain in basic training, and have access to Mind Control soon enough. Refusing to train in these makes solo adventures a ''lot'' harder.
*** And/or a lot more fun and challenging, especially for RP players.
*** Let's not forget
Psychic Scream, which makes the enemy run away for a bit because of the horrific mind/soul pain you inflicted on him. As part of combat, it's a horrific ability. As a way of avoiding combat... well, I suppose once the pain wears off, the victims ''might'' be glad you didn't just kill them, but....



* A very intense version of Mind Rape takes place in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' Episode 1 where [[spoiler:Albedo mentally rapes MOMO in front of the main cast]]. This is especially powerful given [[spoiler:the apparent age of MOMO as a 12 year old girl]].
** The American version of this scene original Japanese version was modified because the imagery was considered too intense. In the American version [[spoiler:Albedo uses lightning-like energy while cradling MOMO's head to extract information]], whereas in the Japanese version, [[spoiler:he physically sticks his arm into her abdomen]]. In both instances, the character is shown to exhibit physical as well as mental pain.

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* A very intense version of Mind Rape takes place in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' Episode 1 where [[spoiler:Albedo mentally rapes MOMO in front of the main cast]]. This is especially powerful given [[spoiler:the apparent age of MOMO as a 12 year old girl]].
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girl]]. The American version of this scene original Japanese version was modified because the imagery was considered too intense. In the American version [[spoiler:Albedo uses lightning-like energy while cradling MOMO's head to extract information]], whereas in the Japanese version, [[spoiler:he physically sticks his arm into her abdomen]]. In both instances, the character is shown to exhibit physical as well as mental pain.



* Happens to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' themselves in the main UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness'', when they get turned into Shadow Pokémon. They lose all emotion due to their hearts being [[EmptyShell closed]], and get turned into blood thirsty, rage filled, primitive monsters who work only on their enhanced fighting instincts. They can be brought back to normal with [[ThePowerOfFriendship proper love and care]].
** The move Dark Pulse "releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts".

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* Happens to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' themselves in the main UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube games ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness'', when they get turned into Shadow Pokémon. They lose all emotion due to their hearts being [[EmptyShell closed]], and get turned into blood thirsty, rage filled, primitive monsters who work only on their enhanced fighting instincts. They can be brought back to normal with [[ThePowerOfFriendship proper love and care]].
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care]]. There's also the move Dark Pulse Pulse, which "releases a horrible aura imbued with dark thoughts".



*** [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Not even Terumi is safe from this however...]]
3rd Apr '17 7:48:27 AM Insivel
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** Demon hunters are subject to this as well during the ritual that turns them into one. They eat the demon's heart and drink its blood, then are subjected to the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, where they have to repeat it again, then they receive a vision of the Burning Legion destroying countless worlds in every timeline in existence, whether its a unknown worlds or multitude of Azeroths, it is so unbearable that they tear their own eyes out at the sheer horror of it. After that, the demon spirit still taunts them before their spectral vision starts working, and most of the initiates went insane at this point, like Leotheras the Blind.

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** Demon hunters are subject to this as well during the ritual that turns them into one. They eat the demon's heart and drink its blood, then are subjected to the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, where they have to repeat do it again, then they receive a vision of the Burning Legion destroying countless worlds in every timeline in existence, whether its a bunch of unknown worlds or even multitude of Azeroths, it is so unbearable that they tear their own eyes out at the sheer horror of it. After that, the demon spirit still taunts them before their spectral vision starts working, and most of the initiates went insane at this point, like Leotheras the Blind.Blind being the prime example.
3rd Apr '17 7:44:43 AM Insivel
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** Demon hunters are subject to this as well during the ritual that turns them into one. They eat the demon's heart and drink its blood, then are subjected to the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, where they have to repeat it again, then they receive a vision of the Burning Legion destroying countless worlds in every timeline in existence, whether its a unknown worlds or multitude of Azeroths, it is so unbearable that they tear their own eyes out at the sheer horror of it. After that, the demon spirit still taunts them before their spectral vision starts working, and most of the initiates went insane at this point, like Leotheras the Blind.
21st Mar '17 8:21:12 AM Siempie
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''
** In the first ''Videogame/Portal1'' game, you beat [=GLaDOS=] by ripping pieces off her and incinerating them. In the second game however, [=GLaDOS=] reveals that she has a black-box save feature, where - should she be destroyed - the last few minutes of her life are kept for analysis. She was forced to [[FateWorseThanDeath relive you killing her]], ''[[AndIMustScream again and again]]'', '''[[WhoWantsToLiveForever forever]]'''. If you take into account that approximately 300 years pass between the end of ''Portal 1'' and the start of ''Portal 2''... Good lord...
*** For a little NightmareRetardant, [=GLaDOS=] is a pathological liar, so she might have made the whole thing up.
** To add to the horror, this is revealed to have happened to [[spoiler: Caroline]] in ''Videogame/Portal2''. Her consciousness was forcibly [[BrainUpload dumped into a computer]], and when [[spoiler: Caroline]] - now known as [=GLaDOS=] - quite understandibly went berserk because of this, the engineers effectively forced schizophrenia on her by attaching Personality Cores to her. These are little robots, created with the express purpose of [[MotorMouth spouting an endless stream]] [[IdiotBall of nonsense]] in her head. They had been on her for so long, she's ''terrified'' by hearing HERSELF for once!
--->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[AC: The scientists were always attaching cores to me. I've heard voices all my life. But now, I hear the voice of a conscience, and it's ''terrifying'', because for the first time... It's MY voice!]] ''({{Beat}})'' [[AC: I'm serious! I think there's something REALLY wrong with me!]]
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