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ThatGuyYouKnowThatGuy
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10:04:21 PM Feb 17th 2013
The Star Trek: TOS episode "This Side of Paradise" probably fits, the plant spores work to create a "perfect environment" of health & happiness, the plant spores actually have a parasitic need for human hosts.
QuantumReality
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04:54:54 AM Jun 29th 2012
I don't remember which episode of the Animatrix, but there was an athlete, who momentarily exited the Matrix through sheer force of will during an intense race. The ending scenes showed a broken man in a wheelchair, carefully watched over by Matrix Agents. I don't know if this would qualify as a sub-point under The Matrix, or should get a separate entry.
robbiebojangles
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01:29:55 PM Mar 10th 2012
Perfect Blue can be interpreted this way, especially if you allow for one's brain to be said machine.
SolariusScorch
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02:35:36 AM Oct 27th 2010
edited by SolariusScorch
In Virtuosity, the protagonist uses one on the villain to acquire information about hostages. Despite his implied brilliance, the villain swallows it whole.

The game Hell: a Cyberpunk Thriller has a very unhappy one: political prisoners are given realistic torture impressions by a Lotus Eater Machine, and they actually believe they are in hell.
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