- Launching soon. One last call for alcohol, people. (Also, if anyone could suggest indexes to put this in, that'd be good.)
Maybe he has strong willpower. Maybe he has superpowers or some Applied Phlebotinum
that protects him. Whatever the reason, this person is completely impervious to any attempts to hypnotize him. This could be a major plot point in an episode involving hypnosis...or it could just be dashed off as a joke.
It should be noted that in reality, nobody can be hypnotized unless they willingly submit to it, and even then they cannot be forced to do something that is against their moral code. And yes, there are also some people who just can't be hypnotized, period. One's susceptibility to hypnosis also is linked to how susceptible you are to the Placebo Effect
Related to No Sell
and Disability Immunity
. Contrast Weak-Willed
and Hypno Fool
Anime and Manga
- Rond Vidar in the Legion of Super-Heroes cannot be hypnotized; his father is Universo, a villain with hypnosis powers.
- In the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip "The First", Historical-Domain Character Ernest Shackleton is immune to the psychic paper. He mentions his wife once took him to see a music hall hypnotist, and that didn't work on him either.
- Static Shock (in both the comic and animated incarnations) reveals the titular main character is immune to mind control whether induced by a psychic, or by mechanical means. It apparently has something to do with the Electro-Magnetic field he produces.
- Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996). Alan Rickman (as Rasputin) is waiting to see the Tsar, and is staring at his doctor (one of his opponents who regards Rasputin as a fraud). The doctor just smirks and says, "You're wasting your time. I can't be hynotized."
- In the Star Wars series of movies, certain characters are immune to Jedi mind tricks.
Live Action TV
- In the original Jungle Book Mowgli (being human) seems to be the only creature in the jungle who's immune to Kaa's hypnosis. Try telling Disney that.
- In Carpe Jugulum Agnes and Mightily Oats are able to resist the vampires' hypnosis because of their split personalities.
- A minor character whose car the Master steals in the Doctor Who Past Doctor Adventures novel Face of the Enemy can't be hypnotised. So the Master kills him instead.
- In Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, Sagiitta and Rika try to hypnotize Subaru (who is quite mysterious and hinted not to be a normal human being). Subaru just thinks it's funny.
- In the Sam & Max games by Telltale Games, Max can't be hypnotized due to a metal plate in his head, and Sam has a hypnosis-blocking device built into his hat from Episode 2 on.
- In Donkey Kong Country Returns, the Tiki Tak Tribe attempts to hypnotize Donkey Kong, to no avail.
- In the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode where Eddy tries hypnotizing everyone in the cul-de-sac, his attempts to hypnotize Lee Kanker don't work. Why? "I eat my roughage!". In the same episode, Eddy tries to hypnotize Johnny, but fails. However, it works on Plank.
- In Teen Titans Cyborg can't be controlled by Brother Blood because half of his brain is electronic.