Quotes / "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight

While The Power of Love is a tried and proven method of getting through the mind control, we..ah..wouldn't necessarily recommend this method every time.

"Somewhere in that sea of bull hormones is the sweet, wonderful girl I married. The woman who, instead of swatting a fly, would give it a bath and send it on its way. I'd sure like to go home and have Jiffy Pop with her."
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

Luke: I've accepted the truth that you were once Anakin Skywalker, my father.
Darth Vader: That name no longer has any meaning for me.
Luke: It is the name of your true self. You've only forgotten. I know there is good in you. The Emperor hasn't driven it from you fully.

"I know what your heart is like. I felt it. Your heart is full of life, Bloom. Your heart is so pure in good. That saved me. You didn't let me go and I'm not gonna let you go so you have to this, Bloom. You have to break free, you have to come back because I love you."
Sky, Winx Club

"Claus...You aren't Porky's robot!...You're our son!"
Hinawa, Mother3

"What is this Disney bullshit?!"
The Mad King X-Ray & Vav

"You have to wake up, Mao! I'm risking my life to stop you!"

Rodard: Well?
Vihnie: Well what?
Rodard: Aren't you going to burst into tears? Say something cliche and cute; like "I can't fight you" and then cry helplessly?
Vihnie: Sorry pal, you missed the waterworks by a couple of minutes. That tree almost hit Cyrill, and now I'm pretty fucking angry.

Keith: Shiro, I know you're in there. You made a promise once. You told me you'd never give up on me!
Fake Shiro: And I should have abandoned you, just like your parents did! They saw that you were broken. Worthless! I should've seen it too.
Keith: I'm not leaving here without you!

"Remember me."
Nozomi Yumehara/Cure Dream, Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO!GO! Immediately after? She kisses him.

Steve Rogers: You know me.
Winter Soldier: No I don't!
Steve Rogers: Bucky, you've known me your entire life. Your name is James Buchanan Barnes.
Winter Soldier: SHUT UP!
Steve Rogers: I'm not gonna fight you. You're my friend.
Winter Soldier: You're my mission. YOU'RE! MY! MISSION!
Steve Rogers: Then finish it. Because I'm with you to the end of the line.

Sam: Alex, man, fight it! Fight man! Fight it!
Alex: (aliens reassert control) How could he, Sam? You couldn't!

"Rei. Answer me. Are you alright?"
Rei kept walking, footsteps as steady and regular as a metronome. "Yes," she eventually said very softly.
"You don't sound 'alright'. You sound... like a damn doll again. Did..." Asuka sucked in a shocked breath. She got in front of her and grabbed Rei's shoulders, halting her walk. "Did that fucking witch doctor do something to you again?!"
Rei stared at her, blank. "Doctor... Akagi... adjusted my medication," she eventually said very slowly.
Asuka shivered. "Scheiße. That witch. Fine... ok... Rei, you're going to be alright. We'll get you back to your apartment and... fuck..." She looked at Shinji, still at a loss. "Shinji?"
"Fucking... Ikari... kun... is... your... job," Rei said, slow and dead.
They both stared at Rei. A hopeful smile started to break out on Asuka's face, matching the one on Shinji's. "Wondergirl, are you still in there?"
Rei stood silent for a moment, but eventually said, "Yes."
Rei blinked again when Asuka suddenly crushed her with a tight hug. "Thank Gott, Rei. We'll get you through this. I'm not having NERV and Doctor Bitch turn the only other person who I know loves me into a doll."
Advice and Trust, chapter 8

Touji approached Hikari slowly. "Um... Hikari?"
Rei's voice replied to him, "I am not Hikari."
The Children felt a chill run through them. "Let go of her!" screamed Asuka. "Get out!"
Touji grabbed Hikari's shoulder. "Whadaya mean you ain't Hikari!" he said desperately. "Of course you're Hikari! Stop playin' around!"

Let's have one of those totally cliched hero-slash-friend fights. You get to say things like, "I know you're stronger than this", or "You can fight it"... oh, and "This isn't you"! And I'll say things like... "I know your secret identity" and "All the people you care about are going to die!"
— Mind-controlled Terra, Power Girl

Lana, if you can hear meó SAY something! Lana! I KNOW you're IN there! Let her body Go, you insect FREAK! Get OUT!
Supergirl, Supergirl vol. 5 #50

Kara...? I'm your friend, remember? Whatever's happened, you don't have to hurt anyone.
Siobhan "Silver Banshee" Smythe, Red Daughter of Krypton

Underlying: What... What's this? Her helper is far stronger than I thought! Attuned to her thoughts! He's locked into certain parts of her mind! I can't dispel him!
Supergirl: Whoever you are, keep it up! I can feel your influence growing stronger and stronger! Breaking through all the pain and torment!

Kara. Darkseid has taken control of your mind. This isn't you.

Barry: Metzner is dead! His pitiful consciousness submerged in my superior mind!
Supergirl: No! I don't believe that! Barry Metzner... Whatever makes him the man he is... can't be lost!

Dean: Sammy? Are you in there?
Lucifer: Oh, he's in here, all right. (punches Dean) And he's gonna feel the snap of your bones. (another punch) Every single one. We're gonna take our time! (rains down punches)
Supernatural, "Swan Song"

Sam: Dean, look, I know you think that Cas has gone...
Dean: ...cause he is.
Sam: He's not! He's in there somewhere, Dean. I know it!
Dean: No you don't.
Sam: [beat] No I don't. But look, I was pretty far gone myself, and you never gave up on me.
Supernatural, "Meet the New Boss"

Harley Quinn: Ms. Moone, I know you're in there. So listen up!
Enchantress: (wheezing) June Moone is no more. I consumed her!
Harley Quinn: Yeah, right! That's exactly what someone who didn't actually consume Ms. Moone, but was scared that my maneuvers might work, would say!

I have crossed the horizon to find you
I know your name
They have stolen the heart from inside you
But this does not define you
This is not who you are
You know who you are
Moana, to Te Kā/Te Fiti, Moana