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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'': In an older ''Archie'' story, perhaps dating to near the ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' film's original release, Archie and Jughead, shortly after seeing the film, start gaslighting Veronica -- because ''Archie forgot his date with her and he wanted to avoid her temper''. In the course of a single scene, he has her doubting herself--but the tricky nature of doing it to a person in real life unravels the plot quite quickly, with a single line of dialogue from someone outside the plot. Jughead vamooses, and Archie is left alone with Veronica, wearing an evil grin, saying, "Have you ever heard of a movie called ''Gaslight''?"

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'': In an older ''Archie'' story, perhaps dating to near the ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' film's original release, Archie and Jughead, shortly after seeing the film, start gaslighting Veronica -- because ''Archie forgot his date with her and he wanted to avoid her temper''. In the course of a single scene, he has her doubting herself--but the tricky nature of doing it to a person in real life unravels the plot quite quickly, with a single line of dialogue from someone outside the plot. [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Jughead vamooses, vamooses]], and Archie is left alone with Veronica, wearing an evil grin, saying, "Have you ever heard of a movie called ''Gaslight''?"

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* In Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'', the turning point comes when Kate submits to Petruchio and agrees with his insistence that it's 7 am and time to go out, when it's really no later than 2 am. Shortly thereafter she agrees with his insistence that the sun is really the moon and that an old man passing them on the road is really a young maid. Kate gives Petruchio no trouble thereafter.


* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' when Pearl makes the bots hallucinate. While it fails to have any effect on Tom Servo (who sees everyone as an EldritchAbomination, just like normal), Crow's hallucinations bring him to the brink of despair when he sees that [[spoiler: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous Mike's Snickers bar is suddenly a Milky Way]].]]

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' when Pearl makes the bots hallucinate. While it fails to have any effect on Tom Servo (who sees everyone as an EldritchAbomination, just like normal), Crow's hallucinations bring him to the brink of despair when he sees that [[spoiler: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous [[LawOfDisproportionateResponse Mike's Snickers bar is suddenly a Milky Way]].]]


* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' when Pearl makes the bots hallucinate. While it fails to have any effect on Tom Servo (who sees everyone as an EldritchAbomination, just like normal), Crow's hallucinations bring him to the brink of despair when he sees that [[spoiler:Mike's Snickers bar is suddenly a Milky Way.]]

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' when Pearl makes the bots hallucinate. While it fails to have any effect on Tom Servo (who sees everyone as an EldritchAbomination, just like normal), Crow's hallucinations bring him to the brink of despair when he sees that [[spoiler:Mike's [[spoiler: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous Mike's Snickers bar is suddenly a Milky Way.Way]].]]


Named after the play/movie ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'', gaslighting is deliberately trying to drive someone mad by altering their environment without their knowledge, then denying it, or in a more general sense, by denying someone's perceptions of reality causing confusion, anguish, and paranoia. You move their things, transmit noises into their room when no one else is there, change little details about your dress behind their back and so on. Or you [[OutOfCharacterMoment start acting drastically differently than you usually do]]. When they confront you about it, you claim to have no idea what they’re talking about, or you tell them [[JustJokingJustification you were joking]] and to stop being so sensitive. Soon they are convinced that they are hearing voices, seeing dead people, hallucinating or whatever. The victim can become so convinced that they are going insane that they actually ''[[SelfFulfillingProphecy do]]'' go crazy.

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Named after the play/movie ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'', gaslighting is deliberately trying to drive someone mad by altering their environment without their knowledge, then denying it, or in a more general sense, by denying someone's perceptions of reality causing confusion, anguish, and paranoia. You move their things, transmit noises into their room when no one else is there, change little details about your dress behind their back and so on. Or you [[OutOfCharacterMoment start acting drastically differently than you usually do]]. When they confront you about it, you claim to have no idea what they’re talking about, or you tell them [[JustJokingJustification you were joking]] about and to stop being so sensitive.feign concern for their memory and mental health. Soon they are convinced that they are hearing voices, seeing dead people, hallucinating or whatever. The victim can become so convinced that they are going insane that they actually ''[[SelfFulfillingProphecy do]]'' go crazy.


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* Featured extensively in ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', where the plot turns out to revolve around [[spoiler:a satanic cult that wants to impregnate Rosemary and make her give birth to TheAntichrist. This is accomplished by drugging her, insisting that she looks healthy when in reality the FetusTerrible causes her to look pale and malnourished and just generally acting like nothing is wrong. Later they dismiss her ravings about witches and cults as stress from the pregnancy and use similar tactics to convince her that the baby died. The reason this works so well at first is due to the sheer amount of people involved, with Rosemary’s husband, doctor and ''every tenant in her apartment building'' being in on it.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution The 87 Cent Solution!]]", with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing his spats, and ''licking all of Scrooge's possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him. It very nearly worked.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution The 87 Cent Solution!]]", with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing steal his spats, and ''licking ''lick all of Scrooge's his possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him. It very nearly worked.


* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': How Rick Sanchez keeps exerting control over his family, and especially Morty. He undermines their self-esteem and confidence in their selves and abilities, while never fully being honest to them about how much he needs them. ''Morty's Mind Blowers'' makes this clear when it's revealed that he chooses to delete the memories of Morty, as well as Jerry, as and when he sees fit. [[spoiler:Notably, the memory vials that are red in colour, are memories where Morty pointed out Rick's mistakes, which he chooses to delete solely to maintain his authority over him]]. This finally bites him in the ass in the Season 3 finale [[spoiler: where his gaslighting leads to Beth doubting whether or not she's a clone and ends up going back to Jerry and talking things out, leading to their remarriage.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': How Rick Sanchez keeps exerting control over his family, and especially Morty. He undermines their self-esteem and confidence in their selves and abilities, while never fully being honest to them about how much he needs them. ''Morty's "Morty's Mind Blowers'' Blowers" makes this clear when it's revealed that he chooses to delete the memories of Morty, as well as Jerry, as and when he sees fit. [[spoiler:Notably, the memory vials that are red in colour, are memories where Morty pointed out Rick's mistakes, which he chooses to delete solely to maintain his authority over him]]. This finally bites him in the ass in the Season 3 finale [[spoiler: where his gaslighting leads to Beth doubting whether or not she's a clone and ends up going back to Jerry and talking things out, leading to their remarriage.]]


* In one late-game in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', Wei and an ally break into the mansion of a deeply superstitious and emotionally unstable [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] boss and ruin his ''feng shui'', by moving his furniture around, destroying all but {{four|IsDeath}} of his decorative vases and stopping his wallclock at [[FourIsDeath 4:44]], to scare him into thinking that he's being haunted by vengeful spirits so that he will relapse on his heroin addiction. While leaving, Wei's ally comments that [[SubvertedTrope the boss might not buy the "ghost" story]], but figures that believing people are breaking into his mansion to mess with him will also have the desired effect on his psyche.

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* In one late-game in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', Wei and an ally break into the mansion of a deeply superstitious and emotionally unstable [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] boss and ruin his ''feng shui'', by start trashing the place, moving his furniture around, destroying all but stealing his GoodLuckCharm and leaving a few references to the number {{four|IsDeath}} of around to ruin his decorative vases ''feng shui'' and stopping his wallclock at [[FourIsDeath 4:44]], to scare him into thinking that he's being haunted by vengeful spirits so that he will to relapse on his heroin addiction. While leaving, After finishing, Wei's ally comments that [[SubvertedTrope the boss might not buy the "ghost" story]], but figures that believing people are breaking into his mansion to mess with him will also have the desired effect on his psyche.


* A recent Canadian Tire TV spot in, where else, Canada, had the current "bumbling chubby oaf" mascot guy hide in a woman's wall pretending to be the wall itself asking her to buy Canadian Tire brand paint to paint it with. The ad comes off REALLY creepy.

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* A recent Canadian Tire TV spot in, where else, Canada, had the current "bumbling chubby oaf" mascot guy hide in a woman's wall pretending to be the wall itself asking her to buy Canadian Tire brand paint to paint it with. The ad comes off REALLY creepy.



* Franchise/ArchieComics: In an older ''Archie'' story, perhaps dating to near the ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' film's original release, Archie and Jughead, shortly after seeing the film, start gaslighting Veronica -- because ''Archie forgot his date with her and he wanted to avoid her temper''. In the course of a single scene, he has her doubting herself--but the tricky nature of doing it to a person in real life unravels the plot quite quickly, with a single line of dialogue from someone outside the plot. Jughead vamooses, and Archie is left alone with Veronica, wearing an evil grin, saying, "Have you ever heard of a movie called ''Gaslight''?"

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* Franchise/ArchieComics: ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'': In an older ''Archie'' story, perhaps dating to near the ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' film's original release, Archie and Jughead, shortly after seeing the film, start gaslighting Veronica -- because ''Archie forgot his date with her and he wanted to avoid her temper''. In the course of a single scene, he has her doubting herself--but the tricky nature of doing it to a person in real life unravels the plot quite quickly, with a single line of dialogue from someone outside the plot. Jughead vamooses, and Archie is left alone with Veronica, wearing an evil grin, saying, "Have you ever heard of a movie called ''Gaslight''?"



* Many {{Creepypasta}} storylines involve elements of this, with either the item they're watching/playing changing in odd ways or something appearing in the "real" world.

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* In ''Fanfic/LastCall'', Jasper's abusive ex-girlfriend Lapis tries to gaslight the abuse as being exaggerated. Throughout their relationship Lapis used to gaslight Jasper.


* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' specific magazine, ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', once published a ''Monster Ecology'' article about the Kenku ([[PettingZooPeople humanoid crows]] whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is being thieves) that mentions this trope as a possible use of their vocal mimicry. Just tie up someone with information, blind fold them, [[HellIsThatNoise make a bunch of horrific noises (sharpening blades, snarling monsters, screams of agony, etc.)]], [[NothingIsScarier and let their minds fill the blanks...]]

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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' specific magazine, ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', once published a ''Monster Ecology'' article about the Kenku ([[PettingZooPeople ([[BeastMan humanoid crows]] whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is being thieves) that mentions this trope as a possible use of their vocal mimicry. Just tie up someone with information, blind fold them, [[HellIsThatNoise make a bunch of horrific noises (sharpening blades, snarling monsters, screams of agony, etc.)]], [[NothingIsScarier and let their minds fill the blanks...]]


** "Make A Beeline From The Feline" hasDr. Bell/The Cat Creature trying to turn an aunt of one of members of Mystery Inc into thinking she is turning into the cat creature.

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** "Make A Beeline From The Feline" hasDr. has Dr. Bell/The Cat Creature trying to turn an making Daphne's aunt of one of members of Mystery Inc into thinking believe she is turning into the cat creature.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'' episode, Top Cat faked an illness so he could be waited on by a HospitalHottie, but once she went on vacation with her boyfriend and he was left with a much less pleasant nurse he got out of her care by making her think [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Christmas decorations around his room (in Summer)]] are only in her head.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'' episode, Top Cat faked an illness so he could be waited on by a HospitalHottie, but once she went on vacation with her boyfriend away to get married and he was left with a much less pleasant nurse he got out of her care by making her think [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Christmas decorations around his room (in Summer)]] are only in her head.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode ''Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution'', with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing his spats, and ''licking all of Scrooge's possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him. It very nearly worked.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode ''Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution'', "[[Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution The 87 Cent Solution!]]", with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing his spats, and ''licking all of Scrooge's possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him. It very nearly worked.


* At one point in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', Wei and an ally break into the mansion of a deeply superstitious and emotionally unstable [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] boss and ruin his ''feng shui'' by moving his furniture around, destroying all but {{four|IsDeath}} of his decorative vases and stopping his wallclock at [[FourIsDeath 4:44]] to make him think that he's being haunted by vengeful spirits, so that he will relapse on his heroin addiction. While leaving, Wei's ally comments that [[SubvertedTrope the boss might not buy the "ghost" story]], but figures that believing people are breaking into his mansion to mess with him will also have the desired effect on his psyche.

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* At In one point late-game in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', Wei and an ally break into the mansion of a deeply superstitious and emotionally unstable [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] boss and ruin his ''feng shui'' shui'', by moving his furniture around, destroying all but {{four|IsDeath}} of his decorative vases and stopping his wallclock at [[FourIsDeath 4:44]] 4:44]], to make scare him think into thinking that he's being haunted by vengeful spirits, spirits so that he will relapse on his heroin addiction. While leaving, Wei's ally comments that [[SubvertedTrope the boss might not buy the "ghost" story]], but figures that believing people are breaking into his mansion to mess with him will also have the desired effect on his psyche.



* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' suggests pranking someone by [[http://smbc-comics.com/comic/whistle gradually altering the whistle on his kettle or teapot]] until it sounds like it's screaming their name, then deny that it sounds wrong whenever they ask. [[AltText The]] ''[[AltText really]]'' [[AltText creepy part is how it requires you to install a tiny mouth.]]

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' suggests pranking "pranking" someone by [[http://smbc-comics.com/comic/whistle gradually altering the whistle on his their kettle or teapot]] until it sounds like it's screaming their name, then deny that it sounds wrong whenever they ask. [[AltText The]] ''[[AltText really]]'' [[AltText creepy part is how it requires you to install a tiny mouth.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode ''Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution'', with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing his spats, and ''licking all of Scrooge's possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode ''Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution'', with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing his spats, and ''licking all of Scrooge's possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him. It very nearly worked.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' has this in the episode ''Recap/DuckTales2017S2E10The87CentSolution'', with Scrooge as the victim. The perpetrator, [[spoiler: Glomgold]] was using a time stopping watch to remove the titular 87 cents, stretch Scrooge's clothes out, stealing his spats, and ''licking all of Scrooge's possessions'', among other things to drive Scrooge mad and drive everyone away from him.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmesAndDoctorWasNot'': In "The Adventure of the Madman", Moriarty sprinkles powdered Devil Foot Root on the wood Dr. Seward is burning to heat his asylum: hoping to send the doctor mad so no one will ever believe there was a patient called 'M'.

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