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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Deimos finds out quickly that taking possession of ComicBook/TheJoker might not have been the best idea he'd ever had, and Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s plan to defeat Deimos is centered on the fact that they know the Joker is going to win the fight for control of his own mind once they realize he's fighting the god instead of in cahoots with him.


* Ringo, who has been possessed by Black Dainn, does this during his Piledriver sequence in ''[[Videogame/{{Boktai}} Boktai 2]]''. Every time you land a hit, rather than seeing the superimposed image of the immortal screaming in pain, you instead see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yYuvwlKw8c Ringo holding Dainn in a headlock]].
* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'': Kreig the Psychopath is a playable character who, as the name would suggest, is crazy. The only thing that sets him apart from all of the other Psychos is that he has a voice of reason in his mind that is always fighting to prevent him from killing innocent people. During gameplay, you mostly hear screams and rants consisting mostly of {{word salad}}, but on occasion you hear a much quieter voice of reason calling from inside the butcher's head. Sometimes the inner voice is melancholic, quietly wishing to be sane again, sometimes he displays the strength to hold the insanity in check. In one of the idle quotes, you hear the two arguing. The inner voice claims that if the {{axe crazy}} Kreig kills an innocent person EVER, he will take control and commit suicide. Despite screaming in rage, yelling for the voice to get out of his head, this seems to be a valid enough threat that Kreig is subdued into obedience. {{Word of God}} says that "the inner voice is driving an out of control 18 wheeler and it is all he can to do steer and avoid everyone he can." The inner Kreig is always on the lookout for possible medical attention and help. He falls in love at first sight with another playable character named Maya. He convinces his outer voice to go save her from an attack and from there, a friendship is born and possible a return to sanity in the future.

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* Ringo, who has been possessed by Black Dainn, does this during his Piledriver sequence in ''[[Videogame/{{Boktai}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Boktai}} Boktai 2]]''. Every time you land a hit, rather than seeing the superimposed image of the immortal screaming in pain, you instead see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yYuvwlKw8c Ringo holding Dainn in a headlock]].
* ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'': Kreig ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'': Krieg the Psychopath is a playable character who, as the name would suggest, is crazy. The only thing that sets him apart from all of the other Psychos is that he has a voice of reason in his mind that is always fighting to prevent him from killing innocent people. During gameplay, you mostly hear screams and rants consisting mostly of {{word salad}}, [[TalkativeLoon word salad]], but on occasion occasion, you hear a much quieter voice of reason calling from inside the butcher's head. Sometimes the inner voice is melancholic, quietly wishing to be sane again, sometimes he displays the strength to hold the insanity in check. In one of the idle quotes, you hear the two arguing. The inner voice claims that if the {{axe crazy}} Kreig AxCrazy Krieg kills an innocent person EVER, he will take control and commit suicide. Despite screaming in rage, yelling for the voice to get out of his head, this seems to be a valid enough threat that Kreig Krieg is subdued into obedience. {{Word of God}} WordOfGod says that "the inner voice is driving an out of control 18 wheeler and it is all he can to do steer and avoid everyone he can." The inner Kreig Krieg is always on the lookout for possible medical attention and help. He falls in love at first sight with another playable character named Maya. He convinces his outer voice to go save her from an attack and from there, a friendship is born and possible possibly a return to sanity in the future.



* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIV:'' Edge's parents do this when you fight them as monsters, without even changing out of the battle screen. They can't be saved, but they decide to disappear on their own rather than ask for death.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' attempting to talk to [[spoiler:Jecht in Aeon form]] causes its overdrive bar to reset, although it only works three times. Presumably, he's unreachable at that point.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this happen at the end of the 3.3 story with [[spoiler: Estinein, the Azure Dragoon who got possessed by his and his nation's greatest enemy, Nidhogg. Once the Warrior of Light defeats Nidhogg, the defiant dragon still tries to attack by using his spear, only for Estinien to regain contorl of his own body and forcing himself to drop the spear while choking himself. He then begs the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud to kill him so that Nidhogg would die with him. Instead, the two of them rip out [[EyesOfDoom Nidhogg's eyes]] that are fused to Estinien's armor and by doing so, the dragon's spirit is exorcised and is finally killed. Estinein survives.]]

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIV:'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV:'' Edge's parents do this when you fight them as monsters, without even changing out of the battle screen. They can't be saved, but they decide to disappear on their own rather than ask for death.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', attempting to talk to [[spoiler:Jecht in Aeon form]] causes its overdrive bar to reset, although it only works three times. Presumably, he's unreachable at that point.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this happen at the end of the 3.3 story with [[spoiler: Estinein, the Azure Dragoon who got possessed by his and his nation's greatest enemy, Nidhogg. Once the Warrior of Light defeats Nidhogg, the defiant dragon still tries to attack by using his spear, only for Estinien to regain contorl control of his own body and forcing force himself to drop the spear while choking himself. He then begs the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud to kill him so that Nidhogg would die with him. Instead, the two of them rip out [[EyesOfDoom Nidhogg's eyes]] that are fused to Estinien's armor and by doing so, the dragon's spirit is exorcised and is finally killed. Estinein survives.]]



** The prequel, ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', has two cases of this. [[spoiler: When Ventus and Vanitas (his EnemyWithout) are reunited, they have a BattleInTheCentreOfTheMind. When Master Xehanort possesses Terra (creating the character who later possesses Riku), Terra can help Aqua during the TrueFinalBoss fight, and ends up causing Xehanort's near-total memory loss.]]

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** The prequel, ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', has two cases of this. [[spoiler: When Ventus and Vanitas (his EnemyWithout) are reunited, they have a BattleInTheCentreOfTheMind.BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind. When Master Xehanort possesses Terra (creating the character who later possesses Riku), Terra can help Aqua during the TrueFinalBoss fight, and ends up causing Xehanort's near-total memory loss.]]



* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that the Masked Man is really Claus (although that was obvious)]], and is able to [[spoiler:break free of Porky's control]], immediately [[spoiler:killing himself.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Mother3'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that the Masked Man is really Claus (although that was obvious)]], and is able to [[spoiler:break free of Porky's control]], immediately [[spoiler:killing himself.]]



* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler: Jill Valentine being controlled by Wesker via a device attached to her chest that pumps a solution into her blood that forces her to obey Wesker's commands. When Chris and Sheva outlast the fight against Jill and Wesker, Jill then proceeds to pin down Chris who then tells Jill who he is. Chris' agonized pleas causes Jill to briefly regain control of herself, causing her to ease up on her aggression. Wesker notes that Jill is still managing to resist being controlled, so he injects more solution into her bloodstream, causing her to lose control of herself again. However, with the last ounce of strength, Jill rips off the top of her battle suit to reveal the device to Chris and Sheva so that they can remove it. From then on, if you're playing as Chris, you can get close and "appeal" to her with the action button to stun her.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler: Jill Valentine being controlled by Wesker via a device attached to her chest that pumps a solution into her blood that forces her to obey Wesker's commands. When Chris and Sheva outlast the fight against Jill and Wesker, Jill then proceeds to pin down Chris who then tells Jill who he is. Chris' agonized pleas causes cause Jill to briefly regain control of herself, causing her to ease up on her aggression. Wesker notes that Jill is still managing to resist being controlled, so he injects more solution into her bloodstream, causing her to lose control of herself again. However, with the last ounce of strength, Jill rips off the top of her battle suit to reveal the device to Chris and Sheva so that they can remove it. From then on, if you're playing as Chris, you can get close and "appeal" to her with the action button to stun her.]]



* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].

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* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled mind-controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].



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* Happens a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', but the most impressive instance comes from Danny himself in ''Kindred Spirits''. [[spoiler: After Vlad kidnaps him, he reveals that he needs a sample of Danny's morph DNA to complete his clone. Because Danny clearly isn't just going to morph because he asked nicely, Vlad has one of the imperfect clones possess him to force the transformation. This [[HeroicWillpower clearly doesn't work]], because the next time we see them Danny is hooked up to a machine that [[ElectricTorture channels increasing levels of electricity through his body]]. Only ''then'' does he begin to transform, and even then he manages to force the transformation rings back down through sheer willpower. Then he overloads the machine and it blows up, freeing him and allowing him to fight off the clone completely. Not only does he (temporarily) escape, but the clone ''melts from the strain''.]]

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* Happens a couple of times in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', but the most impressive instance comes from Danny himself in ''Kindred Spirits''."Kindred Spirits". [[spoiler: After Vlad kidnaps him, he reveals that he needs a sample of Danny's morph DNA to complete his clone. Because Danny clearly isn't just going to morph because he asked nicely, Vlad has one of the imperfect clones possess him to force the transformation. This [[HeroicWillpower clearly doesn't work]], because the next time we see them Danny is hooked up to a machine that [[ElectricTorture channels increasing levels of electricity through his body]]. Only ''then'' does he begin to transform, and even then he manages to force the transformation rings back down through sheer willpower. Then he overloads the machine and it blows up, freeing him and allowing him to fight off the clone completely. Not only does he (temporarily) escape, but the clone ''melts from the strain''.]]



** Happens again in Season 5, this time with [[spoiler:Ashi, who has been hijacked by [[TheCorruption Aku's essence]]. While Ashi is having a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, Jack can't bring himself to harm Ashi and it seems that [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight he cannot talk her out of it]], which leads into him being the receiving end of the {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s until he makes an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to her, causing Ashi to expel Aku's essence and use her own to turn the tables against Aku.]]

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** Happens again in Season season 5, this time with [[spoiler:Ashi, who has been hijacked by [[TheCorruption Aku's essence]]. While Ashi is having a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, Jack can't bring himself to harm Ashi and it seems that [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight he cannot talk her out of it]], which leads into him being on the receiving end of the {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s until he makes an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to her, causing Ashi to expel Aku's essence and use her own to turn the tables against Aku.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E8BrainInvaders "Brain Invaders"]], {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s take over the crew of a ship returning from a battle. In the climax, Barriss gets infected when she gets cornered by infected clones, leading to her and Ahsoka fighting. Ahsoka tries to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]] while defending herself and trying to freeze over the ship to kill the parasites. As the temperature starts to freeze the both of them, an incapacitated Barriss briefly returns to normal to beg Ahsoka to MercyKill her, though the parasite takes over again and tries to attack Ahsoka, who we see from Barriss's perspective doing a SecondPersonAttack, followed by characters discovering [[DiedInYourArmsTonight a frozen Ahsoka holding a frozen Barriss]]. It later turns out that the two of them are fine and Ahsoka is glad she didn't have to MercyKill Barriss & the others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E8BrainInvaders "Brain Invaders"]], {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s take over the crew of a ship returning from a battle. In the climax, Barriss gets infected when she gets cornered by infected clones, leading to her and Ahsoka fighting. Ahsoka tries to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]] while defending herself and trying to freeze over the ship to kill the parasites. As the temperature starts to freeze the both of them, an incapacitated Barriss briefly returns to normal to beg Ahsoka to MercyKill her, though the parasite takes over again and tries to attack Ahsoka, who we see from Barriss's perspective doing a SecondPersonAttack, followed by characters discovering [[DiedInYourArmsTonight a frozen Ahsoka holding a frozen Barriss]]. It later turns out that the two of them are fine and Ahsoka is glad she didn't have to MercyKill Barriss & and the others.



* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': in the episode "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" Rai is slowly being posessed by Animated Shen Gong Wu. Throughout the episode, he's fighting the process, to varying degrees of success. Ultimately his will is broken and the ghostly villain Wuya takes over his empty body. However, during a Xiaolin Showdown with his friends they try to initiate a team move, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight hoping the battle cry can get through to him]]. It works, and Rai ejects Wuya from his body.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': in the episode "The Last Temptation of Raimundo" Rai is slowly being posessed possessed by Animated animated Shen Gong Wu. Throughout the episode, he's fighting the process, to varying degrees of success. Ultimately Ultimately, his will is broken and the ghostly villain Wuya takes over his empty body. However, during a Xiaolin Showdown with his friends they try to initiate a team move, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight hoping the battle cry can get through to him]]. It works, and Rai ejects Wuya from his body.


** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it looks like Vegeta is doing this when Babidi is taking control of him. [[spoiler:He actually isn't, since Vegeta's ''letting'' Babidi do it for the complimentary power boost. DoubleSubverted when Babidi tries to make him kill the Supreme Kai, but Vegeta overthrows his control to focus on his own agenda, fighting [[TheRival Goku]].]]

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it looks like Vegeta is doing this when Babidi is taking control of him. [[spoiler:He actually isn't, since Vegeta's ''letting'' Babidi do it for the complimentary power boost. DoubleSubverted {{Double Subver|sion}}ted when Babidi tries to make him kill the Supreme Kai, but Vegeta overthrows his control to focus on his own agenda, fighting [[TheRival Goku]].]]


* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'':
** Anders is a case of this due to allowing [[spoiler: Justice]] to possess him. He now has to constantly fight against the demon inside of him or become an abomination. He describes what this feels like in nightmarish terms: you're trapped behind your own eyes, unable to move your own body, wanting to scream and unable to, until you "look down at the blood on your hands."
** Hawke, If a Mage. Confronts Idunna about the disappearance of two Templars when she is revealed to be a Blood Mage and holds Hawke under the influence of Blood Magic, she forces him to slit his throat with a knife. Just before doing so, He resists, stating that he "Will not be toyed with" then breaks the influence, much to Idunna's shock.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' attempting to talk to [[spoiler:Jecht in Aeon form]] causes its overdrive bar to reset, although it only works three times. Presumably, he's unreachable at that point.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this happen at the end of the 3.3 story with [[spoiler: Estinein, the Azure Dragoon who got possessed by his and his nation's greatest enemy, Nidhogg. Once the Warrior of Light defeats Nidhogg, the defiant dragon still tries to attack by using his spear, only for Estinien to regain contorl of his own body and forcing himself to drop the spear while choking himself. He then begs the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud to kill him so that Nidhogg would die with him. Instead, the two of them rip out [[EyesOfDoom Nidhogg's eyes]] that are fused to Estinien's armor and by doing so, the dragon's spirit is exorcised and is finally killed. Estinein survives.]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has an example in the ''Future Past'' DLC, which revolves around a BadFuture in which the player character was possessed by the BigBad. The Avatar in this timeline is still resisting as best they can, by sending Chrom's party back to their home timeline for fear of killing him again, or begging the survivors of that timeline to MercyKill them. In the DLC's climax, when Lucina is about to strike home with the Exalted Falchion to slay the possessed Avatar once and for all, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation you can even see]] the Avatar's map sprite turn green, the color for an allied unit - with their final act, [[HeroicSacrifice they took control long enough to make sure the blade hit home.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' has a different version, while the people the player possesses are completely under the player's control, if the player attempts to bring the host near anything that host is afraid of, despite the player's best efforts the host ''will not'' allow the player to go anywhere near it. Some of the game's puzzles are built around this fact.
* You can see this happen with [[spoiler: Lynne and the justice minister]] in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' when [[spoiler: they are controlled by Yomiel.]]
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when the [[TragicMonster Chaos Hound]] descends on [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]], but after catching her scent refuses to attack. [[spoiler: It is her brother, that is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced to fight her]] when the antagonists show up and reinforce the control.]]



* You can see this happen with [[spoiler: Lynne and the justice minister]] in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' when [[spoiler: they are controlled by Yomiel.]]

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* You can see In ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', both Mortainius and [[spoiler:Janos Audron]] become possessed by the Dark Entity of Blood Omen. Mortainius fights this happen with [[spoiler: Lynne periodically by [[spoiler:setting the whole of Kain's destiny in motion by resurrecting him using the heart of darkness, while Janos breaks through the possession to ask Raziel to kill him.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', this is one interpretation of the Skull Kid's actions at the end of the game. When Link summons the four giants to stop the [[ColonyDrop dropping moon]], the Skull Kid, [[spoiler:who is being mind-controlled by Majora's Mask,]] spasms wildly, clutches his head,
and the justice minister]] screams in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' when [[spoiler: a distorted voice. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternatively,]] it's also possible that he was just pissed/terrified/trying to deny that they are controlled by Yomiel.]]had been released and is having a VillainousBreakdown.
* Subverted (and, in terms of plot, averted) in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. [[EvilChancellor Cole]], being as savvy as he is, removed the Princesses' spirit from her body before performing the soul-transfer ritual on it, specifically so it couldn't end like this. She still manages to fight the possession though- from outside.



* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' LOVES this. It seems like half the Scourge bosses in ''Wrath of the Lich King'' [[DyingAsYourself thank you for killing them]], not counting the ones for whom it was a case of ICannotSelfTerminate from the beginning in the other expansions.
** One of the earliest examples is Vaelastraz the corrupted red dragon in Blackwing Lair, who ''apologizes'' whenever he kills a player, and starts the battle by buffing the players to the point that they're able to (barely) defeat him.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', [[spoiler:Princess Peach does this when she's possessed by the Shadow Queen in the final battle, after the latter's invincibility is broken. She even manages to use her healing magic from the first ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' on the party, so they can battle the evil demon with all their strength.]]

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* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' LOVES this. It seems like half In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', you can find the Scourge bosses in ''Wrath [[ApocalypticLog last testament]] of a Luminoth possessed by an Ing, a warrior who remains DefiantToTheEnd.
-->'''D-Isl's Testament:''' It is inside me. I feel it spreading, clawing at my will, tearing at my thoughts. It moves me against my will, to this cavern. Here it will end. I do not wish this, do not want my body to become a weapon for
the Lich King'' [[DyingAsYourself thank you for killing them]], not counting the ones for whom it was a case of ICannotSelfTerminate from the beginning in the other expansions.
** One of the earliest examples is Vaelastraz the corrupted red dragon in Blackwing Lair, who ''apologizes'' whenever he kills a player, and starts the battle by buffing the players
Ing within me. It hates. It demands obedience. I will fight to the point end. I shall self-terminate before I will be a pawn of a filthy Ing.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[spoiler:it is revealed
that they're the Masked Man is really Claus (although that was obvious)]], and is able to (barely) defeat him.
[[spoiler:break free of Porky's control]], immediately [[spoiler:killing himself.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'':
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[[spoiler:Princess Peach does this when she's possessed by the Shadow Queen in the final battle, after the latter's invincibility is broken. She even manages to use her healing magic from the first ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' on the party, so they can battle the evil demon with all their strength.]]



* In ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo 7'', when Arle gets [[spoiler: possessed by Ecolo, she attempts and succeeds to stop him.]] Later in the game, Satan [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight sensed that Arle is]] [[spoiler: in fact possessed.]] And comes the boss battle, of course, with [[AutobotsRockOut some epic music.]]
* This was added to [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake the remake]] of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' when you battle the mutated William Birkin for the first time. He clearly has [[VoiceOfTheLegion two distinct voices]] and you'll occasionally hear his human self calling for help amid his monster self roaring and yelling for Sherry. This also gives you some free shots on him when he pauses to clutch his head and writhe around.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler: Jill Valentine being controlled by Wesker via a device attached to her chest that pumps a solution into her blood that forces her to obey Wesker's commands. When Chris and Sheva outlast the fight against Jill and Wesker, Jill then proceeds to pin down Chris who then tells Jill who he is. Chris' agonized pleas causes Jill to briefly regain control of herself, causing her to ease up on her aggression. Wesker notes that Jill is still managing to resist being controlled, so he injects more solution into her bloodstream, causing her to lose control of herself again. However, with the last ounce of strength, Jill rips off the top of her battle suit to reveal the device to Chris and Sheva so that they can remove it. From then on, if you're playing as Chris, you can get close and "appeal" to her with the action button to stun her.]]



* In ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'', the U.N.N. commander William Diego manages to resist [[TheVirus The Many's]] control over him long enough to ''[[{{Determinator}} remove the parasitic worm from his head by himself]].'' He also is the ''only'' character we hear of in the game that ever manages to completely fight off the HiveMind's effects.
* Near the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', [[spoiler:Emil struggles against the control of his SuperpoweredEvilSide]], complete with self throat-grab, switching voices, and general flailing about before the bad side fully assumes control. [[spoiler:Except that it's an act. It's gentle!Emil the entire time]].
* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].



* In ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', both Mortainius and [[spoiler:Janos Audron]] become possessed by the Dark Entity of Blood Omen. Mortainius fights this periodically by [[spoiler:setting the whole of Kain's destiny in motion by resurrecting him using the heart of darkness, while Janos breaks through the possession to ask Raziel to kill him.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' attempting to talk to [[spoiler:Jecht in Aeon form]] causes its overdrive bar to reset, although it only works three times. Presumably, he's unreachable at that point.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that the Masked Man is really Claus (although that was obvious)]], and is able to [[spoiler:break free of Porky's control]], immediately [[spoiler:killing himself.]]
* Near the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', [[spoiler:Emil struggles against the control of his SuperpoweredEvilSide]], complete with self throat-grab, switching voices, and general flailing about before the bad side fully assumes control. [[spoiler:Except that it's an act. It's gentle!Emil the entire time]].
* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].
* Subverted (and, in terms of plot, averted) in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. [[EvilChancellor Cole]], being as savvy as he is, removed the Princesses' spirit from her body before performing the soul-transfer ritual on it, specifically so it couldn't end like this. She still manages to fight the possession though- from outside.
* In ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'', the U.N.N. commander William Diego manages to resist [[TheVirus The Many's]] control over him long enough to ''[[{{Determinator}} remove the parasitic worm from his head by himself]].'' He also is the ''only'' character we hear of in the game that ever manages to completely fight off the HiveMind's effects.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Anders is a case of this due to allowing [[spoiler: Justice]] to possess him. He now has to constantly fight against the demon inside of him or become an abomination.
** He describes what this feels like in nightmarish terms: you're trapped behind your own eyes, unable to move your own body, wanting to scream and unable to, until you "look down at the blood on your hands."
** Hawke, If a Mage. Confronts Idunna about the disappearance of two Templars when she is revealed to be a Blood Mage and holds Hawke under the influence of Blood Magic, she forces him to slit his throat with a knife. Just before doing so, He resists, stating that he "Will not be toyed with" then breaks the influence, much to Idunna's shock.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', near the end, Link confronts the Skull Kid, [[spoiler:who is being mind-controlled by Majora's Mask.]] When he hears the giants coming, ThePowerOfFriendship gives him the strength to fight back. When he does, his body spasms wildly and he screams in a distorted voice while clutching his head as though he has a splitting headache.
** Of course, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation it's also possible that]] he was just pissed/terrified/trying to deny that they had been released and is having a [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdown]]
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when the [[TragicMonster Chaos Hound]] descends on [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]], but after catching her scent refuses to attack. [[spoiler: It is her brother, that is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced to fight her]] when the antagonists show up and reinforce the control.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', you can find the last testament of a Luminoth possessed by an Ing. He describes how the Ing claws at his will, demanding obedience, but he remains defiant:
-->''"I will fight to the end. I shall self-terminate before I will be a pawn of a filthy Ing."''
* ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' has a different version, while the people the player possesses are completely under the player's control, if the player attempts to bring the host near anything that host is afraid of, despite the player's best efforts the host ''will not'' allow the player to go anywhere near it. Some of the game's puzzles are built around this fact.
* In ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo 7'', when Arle gets [[spoiler: possessed by Ecolo, she attempts and succeeds to stop him.]] Later in the game, Satan [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight sensed that Arle is]] [[spoiler: in fact possessed.]] And comes the boss battle, of course, with [[AutobotsRockOut some epic music.]]
* This was added to the remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' when you battle the mutated William Birkin for the first time. He clearly has [[VoiceOfTheLegion two distinct voices]] and you'll occasionally hear his human self calling for help amid his monster self roaring and yelling for Sherry. This also gives you some free shots on him when he pauses to clutch his head and writhe around.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler: Jill Valentine being controlled by Wesker via a device attached to her chest that pumps a solution into her blood that forces her to obey Wesker's commands. When Chris and Sheva outlast the fight against Jill and Wesker, Jill then proceeds to pin down Chris who then tells Jill who he is. Chris' agonized pleas causes Jill to briefly regain control of herself, causing her to ease up on her aggression. Wesker notes that Jill is still managing to resist being controlled, so he injects more solution into her bloodstream, causing her to lose control of herself again. However, with the last ounce of strength, Jill rips off the top of her battle suit to reveal the device to Chris and Sheva so that they can remove it. From then on, if you're playing as Chris, you can get close and "appeal" to her with the action button to stun her.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this happen at the end of the 3.3 story with [[spoiler: Estinein, the Azure Dragoon who got possessed by his and his nation's greatest enemy, Nidhogg. Once the Warrior of Light defeats Nidhogg, the defiant dragon still tries to attack by using his spear, only for Estinien to regain contorl of his own body and forcing himself to drop the spear while choking himself. He then begs the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud to kill him so that Nidhogg would die with him. Instead, the two of them rip out [[EyesOfDoom Nidhogg's eyes]] that are fused to Estinien's armor and by doing so, the dragon's spirit is exorcised and is finally killed. Estinein survives.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', both Mortainius ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** One of the earliest examples is Vaelastraz the corrupted red dragon in Blackwing Lair, who ''apologizes'' whenever he kills a player,
and [[spoiler:Janos Audron]] become possessed by starts the Dark Entity of Blood Omen. Mortainius fights this periodically battle by [[spoiler:setting buffing the whole of Kain's destiny in motion by resurrecting him using players to the heart of darkness, while Janos breaks through the possession to ask Raziel to kill him.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' attempting to talk to [[spoiler:Jecht in Aeon form]] causes its overdrive bar to reset, although it only works three times. Presumably, he's unreachable at
point that point.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that the Masked Man is really Claus (although that was obvious)]], and is
they're able to [[spoiler:break free of Porky's control]], immediately [[spoiler:killing himself.]]
* Near the finale of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', [[spoiler:Emil struggles against the control of his SuperpoweredEvilSide]], complete with self throat-grab, switching voices, and general flailing about before the bad side fully assumes control. [[spoiler:Except that it's an act. It's gentle!Emil the entire time]].
* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': The little boy Keto is crying as he's mind controlled to tell her sick litter sister to pray to [[{{God}} Watos]] by the [[KnightTemplar village]] [[GiantSpider priest]].
* Subverted (and, in terms of plot, averted) in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. [[EvilChancellor Cole]], being as savvy as he is, removed the Princesses' spirit from her body before performing the soul-transfer ritual on it, specifically so it couldn't end
(barely) defeat him.
** It seems
like this. She still manages to fight half the possession though- from outside.
* In ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock 2]]'',
undead Scourge bosses in ''Wrath of the U.N.N. commander William Diego manages to resist [[TheVirus The Many's]] control over him long enough to ''[[{{Determinator}} remove Lich King'' [[DyingAsYourself thank you for killing them]], not counting the parasitic worm from his head by himself]].'' He also is the ''only'' character we hear of in the game that ever manages to completely fight off the HiveMind's effects.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Anders is
ones for whom it was a case of this due to allowing [[spoiler: Justice]] to possess him. He now has to constantly fight against ICannotSelfTerminate from the demon inside of him or become an abomination.
** He describes what this feels like in nightmarish terms: you're trapped behind your own eyes, unable to move your own body, wanting to scream and unable to, until you "look down at the blood on your hands."
** Hawke, If a Mage. Confronts Idunna about the disappearance of two Templars when she is revealed to be a Blood Mage and holds Hawke under the influence of Blood Magic, she forces him to slit his throat with a knife. Just before doing so, He resists, stating that he "Will not be toyed with" then breaks the influence, much to Idunna's shock.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', near the end, Link confronts the Skull Kid, [[spoiler:who is being mind-controlled by Majora's Mask.]] When he hears the giants coming, ThePowerOfFriendship gives him the strength to fight back. When he does, his body spasms wildly and he screams in a distorted voice while clutching his head as though he has a splitting headache.
** Of course, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation it's also possible that]] he was just pissed/terrified/trying to deny that they had been released and is having a [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdown]]
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' when the [[TragicMonster Chaos Hound]] descends on [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]], but after catching her scent refuses to attack. [[spoiler: It is her brother, that is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced to fight her]] when the antagonists show up and reinforce the control.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', you can find the last testament of a Luminoth possessed by an Ing. He describes how the Ing claws at his will, demanding obedience, but he remains defiant:
-->''"I will fight to the end. I shall self-terminate before I will be a pawn of a filthy Ing."''
* ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' has a different version, while the people the player possesses are completely under the player's control, if the player attempts to bring the host near anything that host is afraid of, despite the player's best efforts the host ''will not'' allow the player to go anywhere near it. Some of the game's puzzles are built around this fact.
* In ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo 7'', when Arle gets [[spoiler: possessed by Ecolo, she attempts and succeeds to stop him.]] Later
beginning in the game, Satan [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight sensed that Arle is]] [[spoiler: in fact possessed.]] And comes the boss battle, of course, with [[AutobotsRockOut some epic music.]]
* This was added to the remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' when you battle the mutated William Birkin for the first time. He clearly has [[VoiceOfTheLegion two distinct voices]] and you'll occasionally hear his human self calling for help amid his monster self roaring and yelling for Sherry. This also gives you some free shots on him when he pauses to clutch his head and writhe around.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' has [[spoiler: Jill Valentine being controlled by Wesker via a device attached to her chest that pumps a solution into her blood that forces her to obey Wesker's commands. When Chris and Sheva outlast the fight against Jill and Wesker, Jill then proceeds to pin down Chris who then tells Jill who he is. Chris' agonized pleas causes Jill to briefly regain control of herself, causing her to ease up on her aggression. Wesker notes that Jill is still managing to resist being controlled, so he injects more solution into her bloodstream, causing her to lose control of herself again. However, with the last ounce of strength, Jill rips off the top of her battle suit to reveal the device to Chris and Sheva so that they can remove it. From then on, if you're playing as Chris, you can get close and "appeal" to her with the action button to stun her.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this happen at the end of the 3.3 story with [[spoiler: Estinein, the Azure Dragoon who got possessed by his and his nation's greatest enemy, Nidhogg. Once the Warrior of Light defeats Nidhogg, the defiant dragon still tries to attack by using his spear, only for Estinien to regain contorl of his own body and forcing himself to drop the spear while choking himself. He then begs the Warrior of Light and Alphinaud to kill him so that Nidhogg would die with him. Instead, the two of them rip out [[EyesOfDoom Nidhogg's eyes]] that are fused to Estinien's armor and by doing so, the dragon's spirit is exorcised and is finally killed. Estinein survives.]]
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* Infinitor's villain fights in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' both feature him struggling to resist his [=OblivAeon=]-driven madness. His second, Heroic Infinitor, even starts with him on the edge of sort-of winning...although that will, of course, depend on how the fight goes.


* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Hotaru when she's possessed by Mistress 9. [[spoiler:She finally triumphs and ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome burns her away from the inside.]]'' The visual of the Saturn symbol breaking through the Death Busters' star is brilliant.]] Mistress 9 also spend most of the season doing the same... and she needs to ''literally'' be PoweredByAForsakenChild even to claim the dominance that Hotaru breaks in the image soon after. One of the rare instances where the evil side is basically the underdog, albeit a persistant one.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Hotaru when she's possessed by Mistress 9. [[spoiler:She finally triumphs and ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome burns ''burns her away from the inside.]]'' '' The visual of the Saturn symbol breaking through the Death Busters' star is brilliant.]] Mistress 9 also spend most of the season doing the same... and she needs to ''literally'' be PoweredByAForsakenChild even to claim the dominance that Hotaru breaks in the image soon after. One of the rare instances where the evil side is basically the underdog, albeit a persistant one.



-->'''Dark Bakura:''' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments How do you like the feel of]] ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome durable poly-resin]]'', RYOU BAKURA!?

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** Again in season 9 [[spoiler:Sam casts Gadreel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]]. It then ends with [[spoiler:Gadreel being pinned to the ground by his neck, as Sam stands over him]] in a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome

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** Again in season 9 [[spoiler:Sam casts Gadreel out of his body via a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind mental beatdown]] between the two]]. It then ends with [[spoiler:Gadreel being pinned to the ground by his neck, as Sam stands over him]] in a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesomehim]].



** One of the earliest examples is Vaelastraz the corrupted red dragon in Blackwing Lair, who ''apologizes'' whenever he kills a player, and starts the battle by buffing the players to the point that they're able to (barely) defeat him. He's listed in the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOA]] page.

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** One of the earliest examples is Vaelastraz the corrupted red dragon in Blackwing Lair, who ''apologizes'' whenever he kills a player, and starts the battle by buffing the players to the point that they're able to (barely) defeat him. He's listed in the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOA]] page.



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' fights against the evil of Aku for nearly the entire length of Episode 43 when Aku's sneeze sends a portion of his substance into Jack and makes him "sick" (the same way Aku is - you know, all the time?). [[spoiler: In a powerful and painful final few minutes, [[HopeSpot Aku successfully destroys an easy-to-use Time Portal]] [[DramaticIrony with Jack's sword]]; however, even after this painful loss, Jack [[HeroicWillpower finds the courage, hope, power, and truth]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to expel Aku from his body]], with [[ThePowerOfFriendship the power of friendship]] playing an important part as well.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' fights against the evil of Aku for nearly the entire length of Episode 43 when Aku's sneeze sends a portion of his substance into Jack and makes him "sick" (the same way Aku is - you know, all the time?). [[spoiler: In a powerful and painful final few minutes, [[HopeSpot Aku successfully destroys an easy-to-use Time Portal]] [[DramaticIrony with Jack's sword]]; however, even after this painful loss, Jack [[HeroicWillpower finds the courage, hope, power, and truth]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome truth to expel Aku from his body]], with [[ThePowerOfFriendship the power of friendship]] playing an important part as well.]]


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''And I'll never see them again if I squeal to the cops''
cops"''
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* In ''Film/GetOut2017'' when Chris talks to Georgina, the Armitage's African-American housekeeper, she tries to have a civil conversation with him, while trying to fight back tears. Later, right as Chris is packing up to head back home from a weekend in Rose's parents' home, [[spoiler: Georgina laves [[CreepySouvenir a box full of pictures of several missing young black people]], including her own picture.]] Which implies that [[spoiler:Grandma Armitage's brain is having a lot trouble keeping "Georgina's" consciousness in [[AndIMustScream "the Sunken]] [[ForcedToWatch Place"]].]]



* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': The mind-controlled Starfleet officers Khan orders to kill Kirk can't do it. In fact, one kills ''himself'' instead.
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VII -- Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:Rey fights off Kylo Ren's mental probing while captive on Starkiller Base. She defends her mind so well that she ends up reading his mind.]]
* In ''Film/GetOut2017'' when Chris talks to Georgina, the Armitage's African American housekeeper, she tries to have a civil conversation with him, while trying to fight back tears. Later, right as Chris is packing up to head back home from a weekend in Rose's parent's home, [[spoiler: Georgina laves [[CreepySouvenir a box full of pictures of several missing young black people,]] including her own picture.]] Which implies that [[spoiler: Grandma Armitage's brain is having a lot trouble keeping "Georgina's" consciousness in [[AndIMustScream "the Sunken]] [[ForcedToWatch Place."]]]]



* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': The mind-controlled Starfleet officers Khan orders to kill Kirk can't do it. In fact, one kills ''himself'' instead.
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VII Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:Rey fights off Kylo Ren's mental probing while captive on Starkiller Base. She defends her mind so well that she ends up reading his mind.]]



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Tahiri of the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' has two personalities, one human, one [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. Whenever one personality (usually the human one) is dominant, the other one is forced to do this. Eventually it gets to the point that it's going on near-constantly, driving both of them to the brink of madness -- finally, both get sucked into a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind that leads to a SplitPersonalityMerge.

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''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': Tahiri of the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' has two personalities, one human, one [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. Whenever one personality (usually the human one) is dominant, the other one is forced to do this. Eventually it gets to the point that it's going on near-constantly, driving both of them to the brink of madness -- finally, both get sucked into a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind that leads to a SplitPersonalityMerge.



** [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]]: Archaeologist Lin gives this her best shot upon being used as a MeatPuppet by [[spoiler:a Dalek recon scout]]. Unfortunately, she has little success after some early resistance, until she takes advantage of its growing weakness after forcing her to build it some ImprovisedArmour to try and escape its control. Its not clear whether she succeeded in driving it off by herself, or if it left her willingly after its armour was ready.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]]: Archaeologist Lin gives this her best shot upon being used as a MeatPuppet by [[spoiler:a Dalek recon scout]]. Unfortunately, she has little success after some early resistance, until she takes advantage of its growing weakness after forcing her to build it some ImprovisedArmour to try and escape its control. Its It's not clear whether she succeeded in driving it off by herself, or if it left her willingly after its armour was ready.



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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has an episode about {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s taking over the crew of a ship returning from a battle. In the climax, Barriss gets infected when she gets cornered by infected clones, leading to her and Ahsoka fighting. Ahsoka tries to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]] while defending herself and trying to freeze over the ship to kill the parasites. As the temperature starts to freeze the both of them, an incapacitated Barriss briefly returns to normal to beg Ahsoka to MercyKill her, though the parasite takes over again and tries to attack Ahsoka, who we see from Barriss's perspective doing a SecondPersonAttack, followed by characters discovering [[DiedInYourArmsTonight a frozen Ahsoka holding a frozen Barriss]]. It later turns out that the two of them are fine and Ahsoka is glad she didn't have to MercyKill Barriss & the others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has an episode about ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E8BrainInvaders "Brain Invaders"]], {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s taking take over the crew of a ship returning from a battle. In the climax, Barriss gets infected when she gets cornered by infected clones, leading to her and Ahsoka fighting. Ahsoka tries to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]] while defending herself and trying to freeze over the ship to kill the parasites. As the temperature starts to freeze the both of them, an incapacitated Barriss briefly returns to normal to beg Ahsoka to MercyKill her, though the parasite takes over again and tries to attack Ahsoka, who we see from Barriss's perspective doing a SecondPersonAttack, followed by characters discovering [[DiedInYourArmsTonight a frozen Ahsoka holding a frozen Barriss]]. It later turns out that the two of them are fine and Ahsoka is glad she didn't have to MercyKill Barriss & the others.

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* In Noah Smith's stage version of ''Theatre/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde apparently takes over completely during the climactic confrontation with Jekyll's friends, but then Jekyll starts fighting back when Hyde threatens Utterson, wrestling back control of one arm and using it to [[spoiler:inject himself/Hyde with the formula Hyde was going to use on Utterson]].


** According to a WordOfGod, the reason she was fighting back was because the command went against her morals, same with Nunnaly.

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** According to a WordOfGod, the reason she was fighting back was because the command went against her morals, same with Nunnaly.[[spoiler: Nunnally.]]


** An argument can also be made for Hawkeye shooting Nick Fury in the chest, knowing that he'd be wearing body armor, instead of in the head, which Hawkeye's ImprobableAimingSkills made him quite capable of doing. This is confirmed in a deleted scene. Also, when Loki asks Hawkeye what the Tesseract showed him, he said "My next target" while looking at Loki.

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** An argument can also be made for Hawkeye under mind control shooting Nick Fury in the chest, knowing that he'd be wearing body armor, instead of in the head, which Hawkeye's ImprobableAimingSkills made him quite capable of doing. This is confirmed in a deleted scene. Also, when Loki asks Hawkeye what the Tesseract showed him, he said "My next target" while looking at Loki.


* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', Alex the lion attempts to resist his natural urge to [[HorrorHunger hunt Zebra]] (or any other) meat.


** Though this only partially counts, Bandit Keith was effected by Millennium Rod's spell in the original series (however, not in the manga), the spell was partially broken when Bakura used his millennium ring to disrupt it, Keith was semi-freed but was driven mostly insane as Marik was still present in his mind. Almost killing himself and Yugi in a insane rage when he set fire to the building they were in.

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** Though this only partially counts, In the anime, Bandit Keith was effected affected by Millennium Rod's spell in the original series (however, (this was not in the manga), the manga). The spell was partially broken when Dark Bakura used his millennium ring to disrupt it, it; Keith was semi-freed but was driven mostly insane somewhat insane, as Marik was still present in his mind. Almost He wound up almost killing himself and Yugi in a insane rage when he set fire to the building they were in.



** In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', Joey does this when possessed by the Blade of Chaos. It takes some work, but he manages to restrain himself long enough to be rescued and tops it off by freeing a Red-Eyes Black Dragon from the same sword.

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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'', Joey does this fights from within when possessed by the Blade of Chaos. It takes some work, but he manages to restrain himself long enough to be rescued and tops it off by freeing a Red-Eyes Black Dragon from the same sword.



* In ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', Ashitaka has to wrestle down his cursed arm a couple of times.
** Unlike most examples, however, the arm has a mind of its own - it isn't trying to invade Ashitaka's.



* Indigo in ''[[ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders Outsiders]]''.
* This trope is typical in comics whenever popular characters fight due to mind control.

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* This trope is typical in comics whenever popular characters fight due to mind control.
Outsiders]]''.


* [[spoiler:Hayate]] at the end of the [[spoiler:second]] season of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Once she managed to regain some manner of control over her body, her possessed body gets a full-body spasm and generally stops trying to kill Nanoha.

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* [[spoiler:Hayate]] at the end of the [[spoiler:second]] season of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. Once she managed to regain some manner of control over her body, her possessed body gets a full-body spasm and generally stops trying to kill Nanoha.

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