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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Dr. Drakken once used the Mad Hatter's method on Shego, ending in the same predicament. Normally, she seems to stick with him out of Sadism (like getting to fight [[ArchEnemy Kim]]), Money (in theory, at least), and a very small amount of Respect.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Dr. Drakken once used the Mad Hatter's method on Shego, ending in the same predicament. Normally, she seems to stick with him out of Sadism (like getting to fight [[ArchEnemy Kim]]), Money (in theory, at least), and a very small amount of Respect. It is also stated by WordOfGod she also stays with him because [[SignedUpForTheDental he offers dental]].

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* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheepRWBY'':
** Jaune initially says that his mother (who his friends believe is merely a ruthless real estate agent) controls her people through fear. When he realizes how horrified his friends are, he awkwardly amends this to saying she uses love instead. While his friends [[MistakenForProfound think this was an excellent way of explaining different leadership styles]], he was telling the truth. While everyone under his mother's command does so out of mutual respect and love for her family, they are also well aware that she can slaughter any of them if they ever step out of line.
** Weiss' father also uses fear, but of a more incompetent version. Jaune's mother is personally the strongest individual in the world, and she has an invincible army that obeys her every whim; her subordinates are well aware of how dangerous she is without her ever having to threaten anyone. Weiss' father is just a big bully trying to get every last penny out of his subordinates.
** Ironwood uses his position as a general to engender loyalty in his troops, as well as respect in his success rate. When things get rough, he doesn't expect blind obedience, and explains to his men why they need to obey his specific orders.
** Weiss mixes these together on advice from her friends and Ozpin. She explains her orders as best she can, which slowly grows the kind of respect where she doesn't need to explain in an emergency. Ozpin also suggests that allowing her team to disobey her orders and fail (especially on things with minor consequences, like studying) will cause them to be more likely to obey her in the future than just trying to force the issue.
** Cinder controls all her minions through fear, either of her directly or her alliance with Salem. Unlike Salem, she doesn't have the raw power to make this work, and her minions all leave her one by one. [[spoiler:Roman jumps ship to Salem's daughter Lavender (who in turn controls him by pretending to be a naive little girl who needs help but can still protect him through her mother), Adam jumps ship when Cinder tries to cancel the plan, Mercury jumps ship when he realizes his girlfriend Velvet is in danger, and Emerald jumps ship when Cinder leaves her behind after the Battle of Beacon]]. Emerald ends up working for Weiss, who finds a rather easy way to control her: Pay her a fair salary.


* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'': Visser Three uses fear, usually of death.



* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe:
** House Atreides uses respect, usually achieved through a mix of genuine kindness and deliberate propaganda (indoctrination) to earn the fanatical devotion of their underlings.
** House Harkonnen uses mostly fear for the populace and corruption for their minions (i.e. exploitation of their addictions).
** The Honoured Matres hold their minions in sexual thrall. Sex with an Honoured Matre is literally an addictive drug, and you will go anywhere and do anything to anyone to get more of it. Note that there only appear to be male minions, as would-be female minions all seem to become Honoured Matres themselves.



* The Dark One in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' uses a combination of these motivations on his followers; Agenda / Promises of power (universal), Fear (universal), Corruption (anyone who gets Turned), Revenge (Sammael, Demandred, Mesaana), Mind Control (Compulsion on various victims, Mind Traps), Sadism (Aginor, Semirhage), Indoctrination (Darkfriends). Ishamael/Moridin is probably the weirdest, as he is controlled through genuine Loyalty that is either because he believes ''himself'' to be an avatar of the Dark One (as Ba'alzamon) or because [[spoiler:he genuinely wants the world to end so he can permanently die, and the Dark One is the only one who can give him that]]. Of course, as the last book points out, in most cases the Dark One has no real capacity to inspire true Loyalty (Ishamael, the insane nihilist, being a notable exception); people may serve the Dark One for any of the above reasons, but ''nobody'' really believes in the Shadow as a worthwhile cause or is willing to die for it.
** In ''A Memory of Light'', we see that [[spoiler:Demandred]] is the only Forsaken whose minions follow him because they genuinely respect him, rather than out of fear or a desire for power. The other Forsaken are honestly a bit disgusted at how [[spoiler:Demandred]] "coddles" his troops, but it's pretty unquestionable that he has the most loyal, best-disciplined army on the Shadow's side by a mile.
* The Empire in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', having leaders who range up and down the villain scale, checks off all of the above with a flourish. Specific leaders include:
** [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], [[ALighterShadeOfGrey less evil than the others]], used Money for mercenary types, Authority on some Imperials and the Noghri, Indoctrination on clones, Fear on the Noghri and sometimes his Imperials, Sadism (sort of) with C'baoth, and for the others... Respect. He knew that it's best to be feared ''and'' loved, and put a high value on people who were both loyal and competent.
-->Thrawn was respected and trusted. Thrawn used a small measure of fear, certainly: the Grand Admiral realized that [[YouHaveFailedMe fear of failure]] was a powerful motivating force in a military the size of the Empire. But Thrawn's ability to invoke a sense of ''pride'' in his troops was his most powerful asset. Palpatine inspired arrogance and callousness in his officers; Thrawn made his men proud to be Imperial soldiers. Thrawn's officers would have willingly died for the Grand Admiral.
** Demonstrated beautifully by two incidents in the Thrawn trilogy, one in the first book and one in the second, both involving Luke Skywalker escaping from the Star Destroyer's tractor beams. In the first, the tractor beam operator says it wasn't his fault, and he wasn't trained for such an occurrence. Thrawn has the operator killed, because it was part of the standard training. In the second, Skywalker used a different trick, and the operator tried to find a way around it, but failed. Thrawn promotes him and assigns him the task of trying to break that particular evasion technique, since no one's done so before, and the operator's attempt, while a failure, showed commendable grace under pressure and an ability to think quickly. Pellaeon, Thrawn's subordinate, notes that a new Empire has just been born.
* In ''Literature/TheStand'', Randall Flagg mostly rules his people through fear (it helps that he's an EldritchAbomination in human form and that just looking at his face sends people into paroxysms of terror). Only Lloyd, Nadine, and the Trashcan Man seem to be genuinely devoted to him.
* [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]] primarily uses fear, with a dash of MindControl (more than a dash in the case of the Ringwraiths), sadism (Orcs enjoy killing things, Sauron gives them lots of stuff to kill), and of course power (he's a demigod). Saruman controlled the Men under his command during the Battle of Helm's Deep through fear of his power, prejudice against the Rohirrim, and the Point of No Return. This last was what made Aragorn's sparing them after the battle so effective, since Saruman had instilled in them the belief that the Rohirrim would show them no mercy.

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* The Dark One in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' Boskonian Empire of the Literature/{{Lensman}} universe uses a combination of these motivations on his followers; Agenda / Promises of power (universal), Fear (universal), Corruption (anyone who gets Turned), Revenge (Sammael, Demandred, Mesaana), Mind Control (Compulsion on various victims, Mind Traps), Sadism (Aginor, Semirhage), Indoctrination (Darkfriends). Ishamael/Moridin is probably the weirdest, as he is controlled through genuine Loyalty that is either because he believes ''himself'' to be an avatar of the Dark One (as Ba'alzamon) or because [[spoiler:he genuinely wants the world to end so he can permanently die, fear and the Dark One is the only one who can give him that]]. Of course, as the last book points out, in most cases the Dark One has no real capacity greed. If you're not good enough to inspire true Loyalty (Ishamael, the insane nihilist, being a notable exception); people may serve the Dark One for any of the above reasons, but ''nobody'' really believes in the Shadow as a worthwhile cause or is willing to die for it.
** In ''A Memory of Light'', we see that [[spoiler:Demandred]] is the only Forsaken whose
stop your minions follow him because from killing and supplanting you and taking all your stuff, too bad for you. Meanwhile, on Boskonian warships, the lash is used to keep men at their posts in combat (and when the good guys realise this, they genuinely respect him, rather than out start adapting their combat tactics to make use of fear or a desire for power. The other Forsaken are honestly a bit disgusted at how [[spoiler:Demandred]] "coddles" his troops, but it's pretty unquestionable that he has the most loyal, best-disciplined army on the Shadow's side by a mile.
* The Empire in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', having leaders who range up and down the villain scale, checks off all of the above with a flourish. Specific leaders include:
** [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], [[ALighterShadeOfGrey less evil than the others]], used Money for mercenary types, Authority on some Imperials and the Noghri, Indoctrination on clones, Fear on the Noghri and sometimes his Imperials, Sadism (sort of) with C'baoth, and for the others... Respect. He knew that it's best to be feared ''and'' loved, and put a high value on people who were both loyal and competent.
-->Thrawn was respected and trusted. Thrawn used a small measure of fear, certainly: the Grand Admiral realized that [[YouHaveFailedMe fear of failure]] was a powerful motivating force in a military the size of the Empire. But Thrawn's ability to invoke a sense of ''pride'' in his troops was his most powerful asset. Palpatine inspired arrogance and callousness in his officers; Thrawn made his men proud to be Imperial soldiers. Thrawn's officers would have willingly died for the Grand Admiral.
** Demonstrated beautifully by two incidents in the Thrawn trilogy, one in the first book and one in the second, both involving Luke Skywalker escaping from the Star Destroyer's tractor beams. In the first, the tractor beam operator says it wasn't his fault, and he wasn't trained for such an occurrence. Thrawn has the operator killed, because it was part of the standard training. In the second, Skywalker used a different trick, and the operator tried to find a way around it, but failed. Thrawn promotes him and assigns him the task of trying to break that particular evasion technique, since no one's done so before, and the operator's attempt, while a failure, showed commendable grace under pressure and an ability to think quickly. Pellaeon, Thrawn's subordinate, notes that a new Empire has just been born.
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* In ''Literature/TheStand'', Randall Flagg mostly rules his people through fear (it helps that he's an EldritchAbomination in human form and that just looking at his face sends people into paroxysms of terror). Only Lloyd, Nadine, and the Trashcan Man seem to be genuinely devoted to him.
* [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]]
''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Sauron primarily uses fear, with a dash of MindControl (more than a dash in the case of the Ringwraiths), sadism (Orcs enjoy killing things, Sauron gives them lots of stuff to kill), and of course power (he's a demigod). Saruman controlled the Men under his command during the Battle of Helm's Deep through fear of his power, prejudice against the Rohirrim, and the Point of No Return. This last was what made Aragorn's sparing them after the battle so effective, since Saruman had instilled in them the belief that the Rohirrim would show them no mercy.



* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe:
** House Atreides uses respect, usually achieved through a mix of genuine kindness and deliberate propaganda (indoctrination) to earn the fanatical devotion of their underlings.
** House Harkonnen uses mostly fear for the populace and corruption for their minions (i.e. exploitation of their addictions).
** The Honoured Matres hold their minions in sexual thrall. Sex with an Honoured Matre is literally an addictive drug, and you will go anywhere and do anything to anyone to get more of it. Note that there only appear to be male minions, as would-be female minions all seem to become Honoured Matres themselves.
* The Boskonian Empire of the Literature/{{Lensman}} universe uses a combination of fear and greed. If you're not good enough to stop your minions from killing and supplanting you and taking all your stuff, too bad for you. Meanwhile, on Boskonian warships, the lash is used to keep men at their posts in combat (and when the good guys realise this, they start adapting their combat tactics to make use of it).
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Gothon uses Fear. He has a mysterious power that allows him to kill without touching, and fear of punishment for his inner circle. [[spoiler:How he keeps Taurok under control; the general's daughter-in-law and granddaughter are marked for death unless he obeys the emperor.]]
* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'': Visser Three uses fear, usually of death.
* Subverted in ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance''. The Barrayarans presumed that the Jewels, Baronne Cordona's genetically modified "dance troupe" of spies and enforcers, had received loyalty conditioning when they were actually just as much her children as their more normal-appearing siblings and were loyal out of love, as the good Captain learned when he discovered his love interest's "bodyguard" was actually her [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]].


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* In ''Literature/TheStand'', Randall Flagg mostly rules his people through fear (it helps that he's an EldritchAbomination in human form and that just looking at his face sends people into paroxysms of terror). Only Lloyd, Nadine, and the Trashcan Man seem to be genuinely devoted to him.
* The Empire in ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', having leaders who range up and down the villain scale, checks off all of the above with a flourish. Specific leaders include:
** [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], [[ALighterShadeOfGrey less evil than the others]], used Money for mercenary types, Authority on some Imperials and the Noghri, Indoctrination on clones, Fear on the Noghri and sometimes his Imperials, Sadism (sort of) with C'baoth, and for the others... Respect. He knew that it's best to be feared ''and'' loved, and put a high value on people who were both loyal and competent. This is demonstrated beautifully by two incidents in the Thrawn trilogy, one in the first book and one in the second, both involving Luke Skywalker escaping from the Star Destroyer's tractor beams. In the first, the tractor beam operator says it wasn't his fault, and he wasn't trained for such an occurrence. Thrawn has the operator killed, because it was part of the standard training. In the second, Skywalker used a different trick, and the operator tried to find a way around it, but failed. Thrawn promotes him and assigns him the task of trying to break that particular evasion technique, since no one's done so before, and the operator's attempt, while a failure, showed commendable grace under pressure and an ability to think quickly. Pellaeon, Thrawn's subordinate, notes that a new Empire has just been born.
--->Thrawn was respected and trusted. Thrawn used a small measure of fear, certainly: the Grand Admiral realized that [[YouHaveFailedMe fear of failure]] was a powerful motivating force in a military the size of the Empire. But Thrawn's ability to invoke a sense of ''pride'' in his troops was his most powerful asset. Palpatine inspired arrogance and callousness in his officers; Thrawn made his men proud to be Imperial soldiers. Thrawn's officers would have willingly died for the Grand Admiral.
** [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Ysanne Isard]], [[TheSpymaster head of Imperial Intelligence]] and de facto ruler of the Empire for a time after Palpatine's death, primarily used Fear of [[YouHaveFailedMe deadly punishment for failure]], whether against the minions themselves or their [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure loved ones]], but was also adept at using MindControl to break down prisoners into {{Manchurian Agent}}s, as well as Revenge to motivate specific assets - she let Kirtan Loor know that Corran Horn, a rival from their time in [[SpacePolice CorSec]], had joined Rogue Squadron when tasking him to destroy them, then leaked information so Horn would know Loor killed Horn's former partner, giving Loor additional incentive to deal with his enemy. But as other villains pointed out, the huge drawback of Isard's leadership style was that her minions had no rosy future to look forward to, only the certainty that at some point they'd screw up and she'd kill them. This led some of her subordinates to abandon her when Isard tried her hand at running a war and [[MotiveDecay started prioritizing sating her thirst for revenge rather than rationally pursuing her faction's interest]], contributing to her eventual downfall. Another problem was Isard's disinterest in using Authority to rule, resulting in her [[ThePlan plan]] to destroy the New Republic by letting them capture Coruscant after seeding the world with a SyntheticPlague targeting non-humans - if it had worked, it might have splintered the Rebellion apart, but its first step involved ''surrendering the Imperial capital'', a huge blow to loyalist morale. Ultimately, Isard was focused on destroying the Rebels through any means necessary, not preserving the Empire, which was why she had to ''rent'' capital ships from other Imperial warlords rather than requisitioning them.
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Gothon uses Fear. He has a mysterious power that allows him to kill without touching, and fear of punishment for his inner circle. [[spoiler:How he keeps Taurok under control; the general's daughter-in-law and granddaughter are marked for death unless he obeys the emperor.]]
* Subverted in ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance''. The Barrayarans presumed that the Jewels, Baronne Cordona's genetically modified "dance troupe" of spies and enforcers, had received loyalty conditioning when they were actually just as much her children as their more normal-appearing siblings and were loyal out of love, as the good Captain learned when he discovered his love interest's "bodyguard" was actually her [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]].
* The Dark One in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' uses a combination of these motivations on his followers; Agenda / Promises of power (universal), Fear (universal), Corruption (anyone who gets Turned), Revenge (Sammael, Demandred, Mesaana), Mind Control (Compulsion on various victims, Mind Traps), Sadism (Aginor, Semirhage), Indoctrination (Darkfriends). Ishamael/Moridin is probably the weirdest, as he is controlled through genuine Loyalty that is either because he believes ''himself'' to be an avatar of the Dark One (as Ba'alzamon) or because [[spoiler:he genuinely wants the world to end so he can permanently die, and the Dark One is the only one who can give him that]]. Of course, as the last book points out, in most cases the Dark One has no real capacity to inspire true Loyalty (Ishamael, the insane nihilist, being a notable exception); people may serve the Dark One for any of the above reasons, but ''nobody'' really believes in the Shadow as a worthwhile cause or is willing to die for it.
** In ''A Memory of Light'', we see that [[spoiler:Demandred]] is the only Forsaken whose minions follow him because they genuinely respect him, rather than out of fear or a desire for power. The other Forsaken are honestly a bit disgusted at how [[spoiler:Demandred]] "coddles" his troops, but it's pretty unquestionable that he has the most loyal, best-disciplined army on the Shadow's side by a mile.

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* The first two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' have {{Establishing Character Moment}}s for both [[BigGood Optimus Primal]] and [[BigBad Megatron]], showing how they each hold command over their troops. Optimus makes it clear he'll never give an order he himself would never do and then proves it by putting his own life on the line, earning the respect and loyalty of not only his own troops but the defector Dinobot. Megatron on the other hand proves he leads his troops with power, cleverness, cunning, fear, and merciless pragmatism, being willing to blow his own troops away for not being loyal and cheating during a formal challenge for command to keep them in line.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Orkz follow da biggest an' da strongest, cuz orkz is made fer fightin' an winnin' (which is a sense of ''Power'' from their strength, ''Fear'', because an Ork boss has to constantly prove his strength or be overthrown, and arguably ''Sadism'', though it's pretty much a norm for the Orkz)!
** The Imperium is [[TheEmpire an empire]] of vast proportions ([[BlackAndGrayMorality and have a slight bit of 'good' and/or sympathy, along with everyone else]]) and they have ''Indoctrination'' from birth toward the GodEmperor of Mankind's Divine Right (perceived by his empire, he specifically said he wasn't... [[Literature/HorusHeresy it's a long story]]), him being seen as a god. ''Fear'' is exploited to keep its subjects in line as well. The GodEmperor arguably started his empire from ''Power''.
** The forces of Chaos come from hope that the ''Divine Right'' of the Chaos Gods will see fit to empower and better their lot as part of their ''Agenda''. Or...
-->"Enemies... We ''need'' enemies!"
** ''Sadism'' also.
** Tau claim they use ''Respect'', others believe it's just ''Mind Control''.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Orkz follow da biggest an' da strongest, cuz orkz is made fer fightin' an winnin' (which is a sense of winnin'! This works out as Ork warlords leading their troops through ''Power'' from their strength, ''Fear'', because an Ork boss has to constantly prove his strength or be overthrown, and arguably ''Sadism'', though it's pretty much a norm for the Orkz)!
Orkz.
** The soldiers of the Imperium is [[TheEmpire an empire]] of vast proportions ([[BlackAndGrayMorality and have a slight bit of 'good' and/or sympathy, along with everyone else]]) and they have receive ''Indoctrination'' from birth toward the GodEmperor of Mankind's Divine Right (perceived Right, him being seen as a god (as perceived by his empire, empire; he himself specifically said he wasn't... [[Literature/HorusHeresy it's a long story]]), him being seen as a god. story]]). ''Fear'' is exploited to keep its subjects in line as well. well, as the liberal use of punishment and executions employed by the Inquisition, the Ecclesiarchy and [[ThePoliticalOfficer the commissars]] plays a large part in keeping the Imperium's subjects and troops in line. The GodEmperor God-Emperor himself arguably started his empire from ''Power''.
''Power''. The Space Marines employ a particularly fanatical form of ''Loyalty'' -- they live to kill the Emperor's enemies; doing anything else just doesn't occur to them.
** The forces of Chaos come from hope that the ''Divine Right'' of the Chaos Gods will see fit to empower and better their lot as part of their ''Agenda''. Or...
-->"Enemies... We
''Sadism'' is also used abundantly, as is most Chaos forces' driving need to have things to fight.
--->"Enemies... we
''need'' enemies!"
** ''Sadism'' also.
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Tau claim they use ''Respect'', ''Respect'' towards their ruling caste, while others believe it's just ''Mind Control''.Control'' from said rulers.



* The Yozis in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' like to think they control their Infernal agents through a mixture of Kindness (hey, have some power!), Divine Right (having created the world), Agenda (the Reclamation) and Power (these are planet-forging god-monsters), plus the Infernals using their Charms and thus becoming more like them. [[FaustianRebellion This is really not likely to end well for them.]] Akuma, on the other hand, have a form of Mind Control. As for Abyssals, the Deathlords use tools ranging from religious faith (Agenda) to emotional manipulation (Love) to straightforward I'm-bigger-than-you Power, and this is ''also'' likely to end badly for them.

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The Yozis in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' like to think they control their Infernal agents through a mixture of Kindness (hey, have some power!), Divine Right (having created the world), Agenda (the Reclamation) and Power (these are (they ''are'' planet-forging god-monsters), plus the Infernals using their Charms and thus becoming more like them. [[FaustianRebellion This is really not likely to end well for them.]] Akuma, on the other hand, have a form of Mind Control. Control.
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As for Abyssals, the Deathlords use tools ranging from religious faith (Agenda) to emotional manipulation (Love) to straightforward I'm-bigger-than-you Power, and this is ''also'' likely to end badly for them.



* A major theme in ''[[VideoGame/DefJamSeries Def Jam Fight For New York]]'' is the contrast between [[BigBad Crow]], who leads with Fear, and [[BigGood D-Mob]], who leads with Respect.

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* ''VideoGame/DefJamSeries'': A major theme in ''[[VideoGame/DefJamSeries Def ''Def Jam Fight For New York]]'' York'' is the contrast between [[BigBad Crow]], who leads with Fear, and [[BigGood D-Mob]], who leads with Respect.


** Cataclysm's followers are all former victims of the disasters he creates; they see him as having uplifted them by showing them how precious their lives are, buying whole-heartedly into his SocialDarwinist agenda.

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** Cataclysm's Crucible's followers are all former victims of the disasters he creates; they see him as having uplifted them by showing them how precious their lives are, buying whole-heartedly into his SocialDarwinist agenda.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Dr Diabolik earns loyalty from his troops both by having a higher cause (the SMIILE project, meant to make Humanity a starfaring species) and through being a good boss who treats them fairly, pays well, takes their advice, and always does his best to get them out of legal trouble.
** Dr. Venus uses a combination of Sex and Empowerment; she trawls science fiction conventions for lonely nerds and offers to make them buff 'studmuffins' who could then join her minions/harem.
** Dr Macabre controls his Monster Squad through both threats of force and the promise of restoring their human forms at some later date.
** Cataclysm's followers are all former victims of the disasters he creates; they see him as having uplifted them by showing them how precious their lives are, buying whole-heartedly into his SocialDarwinist agenda.
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* In ''Fanfic/ThroughALookingGlassDarkly'', Fear for their loved ones, Drugs, and the power of Social Engineering are the Queen of Hearts' tools. If it works for you, you can also kill people For the Evulz (with the Queen's permission, of course); if none of this does, it's either Brainwashing or off with your head.
* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Mordru]] controls his minions through sheer Fear, since he's powerful enough to easily annihilate whoever incurs his displeasure. As for ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, he controls them through a blend of fear and indoctrination, but in the second story arc he intends to learn the Anti-Life Equation in order to mind-control ''everyone'' in the whole ''universe''.
* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Traditionally, Keepers go for fear, money, sadism, and corruption. Naturally, this is one of the problems Ami faces when she becomes the newest Keeper.

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** Ginyu also mentions in ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ'' that Frieza's army appeals to [[BloodKnight those who want glorious combat]] or [[TheBully to bully the weak]], [[ShinyNewAustralia hands out conquered worlds as benefits to particularly successful warriors]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and provides free dental]].


* [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is one of the few villains who controls his minions through Respect, with some Power and Authority thrown in. Best demonstrated in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', where his special attacks involve his minions and are obtained by freeing them because they '''want''' to work for him. In contrast, Fawful in the same game simply Mind Controls everyone into obedience, then presumably somehow altering their appearance to match his.
* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]] uses Authority and Power. Being the bearer of the Triforce of Power, he gets Divine Right to back him up in most incarnations, while also contributing to the Power aspect. When the [[AmazonBrigade Gerudo]] are among his servants, Birthright comes into play (the Gerudo being one man born every hundred years to be king, and Ganondorf being a Gerudo man). Best demonstrated in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' by contrasting him with Cia, who tries one scenario at Authority, decides that "independent thought is severely overrated in underlings", and goes for Mind Control (which rapidly starts breaking down [[VillainousBreakdown when she does]]); contrast with Ganondorf, who summons Zant and Ghirahim and has them bowing ''before he has turned to face them''.

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* [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'': Bowser is one of the few villains who controls his minions through Respect, with some Power and Authority thrown in. Best demonstrated in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', where his special attacks involve his minions and are obtained by freeing them because they '''want''' to work for him. In contrast, Fawful in the same game simply Mind Controls everyone into obedience, then presumably somehow altering their appearance to match his.
* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]] ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Ganon uses Authority and Power. Being the bearer of the Triforce of Power, he gets Divine Right to back him up in most incarnations, while also contributing to the Power aspect. When the [[AmazonBrigade Gerudo]] are among his servants, Birthright comes into play (the Gerudo being one man born every hundred years to be king, and Ganondorf being a Gerudo man). Best demonstrated in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' by contrasting him with Cia, who tries one scenario at Authority, decides that "independent thought is severely overrated in underlings", and goes for Mind Control (which rapidly starts breaking down [[VillainousBreakdown when she does]]); contrast with Ganondorf, who summons Zant and Ghirahim and has them bowing ''before he has turned to face them''.them''.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'': The Keeper attracts evil minions through Material Benefits, namely an ElaborateUndergroundBase that caters to their needs, as well as Money in the form of a paycheck and a chance at plunder. A dash of Fear, administered through {{Dope Slap}}s, helps boost productivity, but too much causes your minions to rebel. Even the {{Hero Antagonist}}s that you capture and [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil torture into joining your cause]] need to be treated reasonably once they do.


* Fawful in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' rules the kingdom by simply mind controlling everyone into obedience, then presumably somehow altering their appearance to match his. In contrast, Bowser himself controls his army by simple Loyalty, and his troops actually want to work for him.



* [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is one of the few villains who controls his minions through Respect, with some Power and Authority thrown in.

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* [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is one of the few villains who controls his minions through Respect, with some Power and Authority thrown in. Best demonstrated in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', where his special attacks involve his minions and are obtained by freeing them because they '''want''' to work for him. In contrast, Fawful in the same game simply Mind Controls everyone into obedience, then presumably somehow altering their appearance to match his.
* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]] uses Authority and Power. Being the bearer of the Triforce of Power, he gets Divine Right to back him up in most incarnations, while also contributing to the Power aspect. When the [[AmazonBrigade Gerudo]] are among his servants, Birthright comes into play (the Gerudo being one man born every hundred years to be king, and Ganondorf being a Gerudo man). Best demonstrated in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' by contrasting him with Cia, who tries one scenario at Authority, decides that "independent thought is severely overrated in underlings", and goes for Mind Control (which rapidly starts breaking down [[VillainousBreakdown when she does]]); contrast with Ganondorf, who summons Zant and Ghirahim and has them bowing ''before he has turned to face them''.


* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Hawkmoth uses Corruption, followed up by Power, Material Benefits, and if necessary Fear. He reaches out to those who are angry, who want to right an injustice (whether genuine or not), disables all the inhibitions against DisproportionateRetribution, and then offers to give them the power they'll need to right whatever wrong they've focused on...for a small price, of course. If they get distracted later on, he keeps them in line with pain and the threat of revoking their powers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Hawkmoth uses Corruption, followed up by Power, Material Benefits, and if necessary Fear.Fear to create his Akumas. He reaches out to those who are angry, who want to right an injustice (whether genuine or not), disables all the inhibitions against DisproportionateRetribution, and then offers to give them the power they'll need to right whatever wrong they've focused on...for a small price, of course. If they get distracted later on, he keeps them in line with pain and the threat of revoking their powers.


** '''Popular Sovereignty:''' Rather than being a legitimate authority figure installed by external sources, the Big Bad is elected or selected from from those below to implement an agenda. These villains are both easier and harder to combat than their cousins; since they achieved their authority through consent they can be discredited if shown to be [[YouHaveFailedMe incompetent]] or a StrawHypocrite. Unfortunately, these Big Bads rarely bring their organization down with them unless they were a special breed of MagnificentBastard. There are always a long line of wannabe [[PresidentEvil evil presidents]] and pirate captains in the wings...
* '''Corruption:''' The Big Bad decides that rather than recruit from those interested, [[TheCorrupter he'll]] instead ''make'' an applicant pool by means of TheDarkSide, BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil, MoreThanMindControl, or the dreaded [[EvilTastesGood chocolate chip cookies]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom!]] To undo this usually requires an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight and a lesson about how GoodFeelsGood but those corrupted tend to be harder to break free (and for the villain to control) than Mind Control below.
* '''Fear:''' The bad guy controls their {{Mooks}} with good old [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavellian]] Fear. Because AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, he will use threats of violence on them and/or their loved ones. [[GoodAllAlong The mooks are in no way evil]], just working under threat of violence. Heroes can break this form of control in different ways. One is to rescue the hostages, beat up the Big Bad (thus proving him to be weak and "harmless"), [[MachiavelliWasWrong convincing]] the mooks of ThePowerOfFriendship, or demonstrating that [[AssKickingEqualsAuthority it is he who should be feared]]. If the odds turn against a particular villain, there's also the chance of the mooks [[TheDogBitesBack getting their own back]]. [[TheMobBossIsScarier Criminals and crime organizations tend to be fond of this one.]] A favorite for subordinates who are TrappedInVillainy.

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** '''Popular Sovereignty:''' Rather than being a legitimate authority figure installed by external sources, the Big Bad is elected or selected from from those below to implement an agenda. These villains are both easier and harder to combat than their cousins; since they achieved their authority through consent consent, they can be discredited if shown to be [[YouHaveFailedMe incompetent]] or a StrawHypocrite. Unfortunately, these Big Bads rarely bring their organization down with them unless they were a special breed of MagnificentBastard. There are always a long line of wannabe [[PresidentEvil evil presidents]] and pirate captains in the wings...
* '''Corruption:''' The Big Bad decides that rather than recruit from those interested, [[TheCorrupter he'll]] instead ''make'' an applicant pool by means of TheDarkSide, BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil, MoreThanMindControl, PsychoSerum, or the dreaded [[EvilTastesGood chocolate chip cookies]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom!]] To undo this usually requires an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight and a lesson about how GoodFeelsGood GoodFeelsGood, but those corrupted tend to be harder to break free (and for the villain to control) than Mind Control below.
* '''Fear:''' The bad guy controls their {{Mooks}} with good old [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavellian]] Fear. Because AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, he will use threats of violence on them and/or their loved ones. [[GoodAllAlong The mooks are in no way evil]], just working under threat of violence. Heroes can break this form of control in different ways. One is to rescue the hostages, beat up the Big Bad (thus proving him to be weak and "harmless"), [[MachiavelliWasWrong convincing]] the mooks of ThePowerOfFriendship, or demonstrating that [[AssKickingEqualsAuthority [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority it is he who should be feared]]. If the odds turn against a particular villain, there's also the chance of the mooks [[TheDogBitesBack getting their own back]]. [[TheMobBossIsScarier Criminals and crime organizations tend to be fond of this one.]] A favorite for subordinates who are TrappedInVillainy.



** '''Fear of Losing Privileges:''' The villain ensures loyalty by stating that the heroes want to do things like free their slaves and reduce their political power -- this generally only works if the evil minions are part of a noble class. Unless the heroes have more money than Mammon, they're not going to be able to provide compensation for their loss of status even if the outcome is fair. Conversely, select EliteMooks can be convinced to turn against the Big Bad if doing so would (temporarily, hopefully) give them greater privileges.
** '''Point of No Return:''' This villain is supported by his minions for one reason; if the villain falls, they will be severely punished by a legitimate authority. If the minions didn't do anything to earn punishment an honest promise from the hero to spare them will get many of them to abandon their leader. Minions may feel that they're TrappedInVillainy.
** '''Prejudice:''' Villains love controlling prejudiced minions, because nothing short-circuits a minion's critical thinking abilities like whipping up hatred and a desire to dominate an "other". If revealing the villain to be a [[YouAreWhatYouHate secret target of the bigotry]] or a StrawHypocrite is too distasteful for the hero, they need to hunker down for long campaign to eliminate or at least ameliorate the minions' prejudice.

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** '''Fear of Losing Privileges:''' The villain ensures loyalty by stating that the heroes want to do things like free their slaves and reduce their political power -- this generally only works if the evil minions are part of a noble class. Unless the heroes have more money than Mammon, they're not going to be able to provide compensation for their loss of status even if the outcome is fair. Conversely, select EliteMooks can be convinced to turn against the Big Bad if doing so would (temporarily, hopefully) give them greater privileges.
** '''Point of No Return:''' This villain is supported by his minions for one reason; if the villain falls, they will be severely punished by a legitimate authority. If the minions didn't do anything to earn punishment punishment, an honest promise from the hero to spare them will get many of them to abandon their leader. Minions may feel that they're TrappedInVillainy.
** '''Prejudice:''' Villains love controlling prejudiced minions, because nothing short-circuits a minion's critical thinking abilities like whipping up hatred and a desire to dominate an "other". If revealing the villain to be a [[YouAreWhatYouHate secret target of the bigotry]] or a StrawHypocrite is too distasteful for the hero, they need to hunker down for a long campaign to eliminate or at least ameliorate the minions' prejudice.



** '''Love:''' The BigBad is an emotional manipulator, TheVamp, or has MoreThanMindControl / LoveIsInTheAir as a power. They can also [[EvilVirtues love and inspire love in others.]] All his or her minions do evil out of love.
** '''{{Revenge}}:''' If the good guys have hurt someone, offering them a chance for revenge works wonders. Even better, some Big Bads [[ClearMyName pin their crimes on the heroes]] and then get those hurt to sign up. Unfortunately, if they ever find out (say, from the heroes) that it was the BigBad who was actually responsible for the loss that inspired them to seek revenge, they will turn on the BigBad with a vengeance.

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** '''Love:''' The BigBad is an emotional manipulator, TheVamp, or has MoreThanMindControl / LoveIsInTheAir MoreThanMindControl[=/=]LoveIsInTheAir as a power. They can also [[EvilVirtues love and inspire love in others.]] All his or her minions do evil out of love.
** '''{{Revenge}}:''' If the good guys have hurt someone, offering them a chance for revenge works wonders. Even better, some Big Bads [[ClearMyName [[FrameUp pin their crimes on the heroes]] and then get those hurt to sign up. Unfortunately, if they ever find out (say, from the heroes) that it was the BigBad who was actually responsible for the loss that inspired them to seek revenge, they will turn on the BigBad with a vengeance.



* '''Material Benefits''': Sometimes, the reason minions follow a villain comes down to a matter of simple supply and demand -- the villain promises to give them something they want in exchange for services rendered, or that the job itself will serve as a means to an end to make what they want easier to get. If not bound by any other ties, the simplest way for the heroes to counter this is simply [[CutLexLuthorACheck helping the minions find more convenient legitimate ways]] to get what they want.

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* '''Material Benefits''': Sometimes, the reason minions follow a villain comes down to a matter of simple supply and demand -- the villain promises to give them something they want in exchange for services rendered, or that the job itself will serve as a means to an end to make what they want easier to get. If not bound by any other ties, the simplest way for the heroes to counter this is simply [[CutLexLuthorACheck helping the minions find more convenient legitimate ways]] to get what they want.



** '''Money:''' [[CrimefightingWithCash Money is a valid super power after all]], and the bad guy hires {{Punch Clock Villain}}s to do his evil bidding. Being motivated by filthy lucre (or having SignedUpForTheDental), the best way for heroes to cause a mass desertion is either to outbid the bad guy or bankrupt him. If the villain is rich enough, this can be the most effective kind of control.

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** '''Money:''' [[CrimefightingWithCash Money is a valid super power superpower, after all]], and the bad guy hires {{Punch Clock Villain}}s to do his evil bidding. Being motivated by filthy lucre (or having SignedUpForTheDental), the best way for heroes to cause a mass desertion is either to outbid the bad guy or bankrupt him. If the villain is rich enough, this can be the most effective kind of control.



* Bishop Mozgus from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' keeps a handful of deformed sick, and dying orphans, who he took in when no one else would and turned into his torturing, murdering inquisitorial hitmen, making them a combination of Acceptance, Kindness and Indoctrination.

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* Bishop Mozgus from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' keeps a handful of deformed sick, sick and dying orphans, who he took in when no one else would and turned into his torturing, murdering inquisitorial hitmen, making them a combination of Acceptance, Kindness Kindness, and Indoctrination.



** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell controlled his lackeys through a mix of Acceptance, Loyalty, MindControl and Sadism. All his {{Mooks}} were brainwashed cyborgs and his {{Robeast}}s were mindless monsters controlled through a remote control. Most of their CoDragons were loyal mostly because they were alive thanks to him... and because he punished disloyalty and failure harshly (he always avoided YouHaveFailedMe scenarios, though). Those who were not mind-controlled or afraid of his power and sadism, though, were prone to rebel [[spoiler:and in the case of Gorgon, he responded to another authority.]]
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Great Emperor of Darkness was a GodEmperor, so he used Authority, Fear, Loyalty, Power and Divine Right. His minions were loyal and respected his authority because he had protected the whole Mykene civilization when they were forced to hide underground, and because its power [[spoiler:(in ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' his real identity was Hades).]]
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': King Vega used Authority (he was his planet's ruler), Loyalty (his minions were very loyal), Fear and Acceptance (he was a bastard, but he cared for his people. He started his conquering campaigns to find a new homeworld for them).
* The early ''Manga/OnePiece'' villains, Alvida, Morgan, Buggy, Kuro and Don Krieg were all huge fans of Power and Fear (incidentally, this was a pet peeve for Luffy). Arlong, however, averted this completely: his crew are genuine TrueCompanions. From there onwards the villains became more varied in their methods.

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell controlled his lackeys through a mix of Acceptance, Loyalty, MindControl MindControl, and Sadism. All his {{Mooks}} were brainwashed cyborgs and his {{Robeast}}s were mindless monsters controlled through a remote control. Most of their CoDragons were loyal mostly because they were alive thanks to him... and because he punished disloyalty and failure harshly (he always avoided YouHaveFailedMe scenarios, though). Those who were not mind-controlled or afraid of his power and sadism, though, were prone to rebel [[spoiler:and in the case of Gorgon, he responded to another authority.]]
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** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': King Vega used Authority (he was his planet's ruler), Loyalty (his minions were very loyal), Fear Fear, and Acceptance (he was a bastard, but he cared for his people. He started his conquering campaigns to find a new homeworld for them).
* The early ''Manga/OnePiece'' villains, Alvida, Morgan, Buggy, Kuro Kuro, and Don Krieg were all huge fans of Power and Fear (incidentally, this was a pet peeve for Luffy). Arlong, however, averted this completely: his crew are genuine TrueCompanions. From there onwards onwards, the villains became more varied in their methods.



** Doflamingo is notable for using almost ''all of the above''. For the general populace of the kingdom he rules, he uses a combination of Power, Fear, and Authority. For his lower-ranked subordinates it's all of those mixed in with genuine Respect (from some of them) and Fear of Losing Privileges. For his top ranked subordinates it's a combination of Respect and Popular Sovereignty (they chose to follow him at a young age after seeing his power). Doflamingo himself believes that he derives authority from Birthright/Divine Right since [[spoiler: he's a World Noble whose family left Marejois to live with commoners, which Doflamingo resents greatly]] even though he technically no longer has authority in that capacity. He also attempted to use Tykebomb Indoctrination and Corruption on Law as a kid [[spoiler: although it failed thanks to his brother's interference]] and uses Money to get the government to look the other way.

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** Doflamingo is notable for using almost ''all of the above''. For the general populace of the kingdom he rules, he uses a combination of Power, Fear, and Authority. For his lower-ranked subordinates subordinates, it's all of those mixed in with genuine Respect (from some of them) and Fear of Losing Privileges. For his top ranked top-ranked subordinates it's a combination of Respect and Popular Sovereignty (they chose to follow him at a young age after seeing his power). Doflamingo himself believes that he derives authority from Birthright/Divine Right since [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's a World Noble whose family left Marejois to live with commoners, which Doflamingo resents greatly]] greatly]], even though he technically no longer has authority in that capacity. He also attempted to use Tykebomb Indoctrination and Corruption on Law as a kid [[spoiler: although [[spoiler:(although it failed thanks to his brother's interference]] interference)]] and uses Money to get the government to look the other way.



* Frieza from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' franchise is a ''big'' fan of Fear and Power. He's orders of magnitude more powerful than the rest of his subordinates put together and a {{Sadist}} that has no problem killing them for trivial reasons. So they have little choice but to obey him.

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* Frieza from the ''Manga/DragonBall'' franchise is a ''big'' fan of Fear and Power. He's orders of magnitude more powerful than the rest of his subordinates put together and a {{Sadist}} that has no problem with killing them for trivial reasons. So they have little choice but to obey him.



* ComicBook/AmandaWaller controls the ComicBook/SuicideSquad via cranial bombs. When she works with heroes [[spoiler: or the first iteration of the Squad]], she buys their Loyalty via Money or Information. More subtly, she keeps them in line with Prejudice, carefully selecting the Squad members from the worst dregs of humanity to make ''damn'' sure they know they're irredeemable and that the Squad is probably the only good thing they are gonna ever be a part of. Authority and Respect are part of her arsenal as well.

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* ComicBook/AmandaWaller controls the ComicBook/SuicideSquad via cranial bombs. When she works with heroes [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or the first iteration of the Squad]], she buys their Loyalty via Money or Information. More subtly, she keeps them in line with Prejudice, carefully selecting the Squad members from the worst dregs of humanity to make ''damn'' sure they know they're irredeemable and that the Squad is probably the only good thing they are gonna ever be a part of. Authority and Respect are part of her arsenal as well.



* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has the criminal known as [[BadassArmy Twenty]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gyarados]] [[TomTheDarkLord Bill]] who inspire a lot of devotion in his Gyarados, ensuring that they would follow him to the bitter end through pure loyalty.

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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has the criminal known as [[BadassArmy Twenty]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gyarados]] [[TomTheDarkLord Bill]] who inspire inspires a lot of devotion in his Gyarados, ensuring that they would follow him to the bitter end through pure loyalty.



* TheEmpire from ''Franchise/StarWars'' almost completely relies on Fear. Also on an Agenda of UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, combined with {{Black Shirt}}s. [[TheRemnant The First Order]] from Film/TheForceAwakens relies more on Authority.

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* TheEmpire from ''Franchise/StarWars'' almost completely relies on Fear. Also on an Agenda of UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, combined with {{Black Shirt}}s. [[TheRemnant The First Order]] from Film/TheForceAwakens ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' relies more on Authority.



* The BigBad of ''Film/SpaceJam'' used Fear to back up Authority. Once Fear went away ...

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* The Swackhammer, the BigBad of ''Film/SpaceJam'' ''Film/SpaceJam'', used Fear to back up Authority. Once Fear went away ...away...



* The BigBad of ''Film/{{Banlieue 13}}'', Taha Ben Mahmud rules purely through money. His deep and far-reaching pockets manage to buy him a literal army of roid-fed gunmen complete with vehicles and a fully-functioning fortress. His being a BadBoss is mostly being endured by his underlings due to the sheer amount of cash he doles out. Before the climax of the movie, TheGovernment managed to drain all his overseas account. The minions promptly kill him after learning that.
* And sometimes no one knows. In "A Boy And His Dog" Vic (the boy) and Blood (the dog) see the leader of a roving gang go nuts and stomp one of his own men to death. Through their telepathic link Vic asks why anyone would follow a lunatic like that. Blood (clearly the brains of the operation) answers "I don't know. Charisma?"

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* The BigBad of ''Film/{{Banlieue 13}}'', Taha Ben Mahmud Mahmud, rules purely through money. His deep and far-reaching pockets manage to buy him a literal army of roid-fed gunmen complete with vehicles and a fully-functioning fortress. His being a BadBoss is mostly being endured by his underlings due to the sheer amount of cash he doles out. Before the climax of the movie, TheGovernment managed to drain all his overseas account. The minions promptly kill him after learning that.
* And sometimes no one knows. In "A Boy And His Dog" Dog", Vic (the boy) and Blood (the dog) see the leader of a roving gang go nuts and stomp one of his own men to death. Through their telepathic link link, Vic asks why anyone would follow a lunatic like that. Blood (clearly the brains of the operation) answers "I don't know. Charisma?"



* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', Invidia Aquitaine controls most of her minions through Money, and got Fidelias on her side because he thinks that of all the factions in the succession crisis, she and her husband will be the least destructive to Alera (Being the Lesser Evil). [[spoiler: Fidelias ends up betraying her when a non-evil option comes up- the protagonist Tavi.]]
** Lord Kalarus mostly uses Mind Control in the form of slave collars that cause pleasure when the collared obeys the orders of whoever put the collar on and pain when they try to defy said orders. Training slaves who'd been collared since childhood resulted in troops known as the Immortals- perfectly obedient soldiers who FeelNoPain and will quite willingly sacrifice their lives to protect their master or complete a mission. On people whose minds he needs intact (or who he can't get to with the collars), he uses Money or Fear- he takes hostages and uses those to force their compliance.
** The Vord Queen also likes Mind Control. Other Vord obey her because she's the HiveQueen, and she recruits humans to her side using slave collars. She controls [[spoiler: Invidia]] through Fear (as she's on life support that the Vord Queen can cut off at any time), and [[spoiler: Brencis]] through Material Benefits- he hit the DespairEventHorizon after [[spoiler: the destruction of Kalare]] and now follows her because she allows him to indulge his hedonistic impulses in exchange for serving her.

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* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', Invidia Aquitaine controls most of her minions through Money, and got Fidelias on her side because he thinks that of all the factions in the succession crisis, she and her husband will be the least destructive to Alera (Being the Lesser Evil). [[spoiler: Fidelias [[spoiler:Fidelias ends up betraying her when a non-evil option comes up- up — the protagonist protagonist, Tavi.]]
** Lord Kalarus mostly uses Mind Control in the form of slave collars that cause pleasure when the collared obeys the orders of whoever put the collar on and pain when they try to defy said orders. Training slaves who'd been collared since childhood resulted in troops known as the Immortals- Immortals — perfectly obedient soldiers who FeelNoPain and will quite willingly sacrifice their lives to protect their master or complete a mission. On people whose minds he needs intact (or who he can't get to with the collars), he uses Money or Fear- Fear — he takes hostages and uses those to force their compliance.
** The Vord Queen also likes Mind Control. Other Vord obey her because she's the HiveQueen, and she recruits humans to her side using slave collars. She controls [[spoiler: Invidia]] [[spoiler:Invidia]] through Fear (as she's on life support that the Vord Queen can cut off at any time), and [[spoiler: Brencis]] [[spoiler:Brencis]] through Material Benefits- Benefits — he hit the DespairEventHorizon after [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the destruction of Kalare]] and now follows her because she allows him to indulge his hedonistic impulses in exchange for serving her.



* The Dark One in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' uses a combination of these motivations on his followers; Agenda / Promises of power (universal), Fear (universal), Corruption (anyone who gets Turned), Revenge (Sammael, Demandred, Mesaana), Mind Control (Compulsion on various victims, Mind Traps), Sadism (Aginor, Semirhage), Indoctrination (Darkfriends). Ishamael/Moridin is probably the weirdest, as he is controlled through genuine Loyalty that is either because he believes ''himself'' to be an avatar of the Dark One (as Ba'alzamon) or because [[spoiler: he genuinely wants the world to end so he can permanently die, and the Dark One is the only one who can give him that]]. Of course, as the last book points out, in most cases the Dark One has no real capacity to inspire true Loyalty (Ishamael, the insane nihilist, being a notable exception); people may serve the Dark One for any of the above reasons, but ''nobody'' really believes in the Shadow as a worthwhile cause or is willing to die for it.
** In ''A Memory of Light'', we see that [[spoiler: Demandred]] is the only Forsaken whose minions follow him because they genuinely respect him, rather than out of fear or a desire for power. The other Forsaken are honestly a bit disgusted at how [[spoiler: Demandred]] "coddles" his troops, but it's pretty unquestionable he has the most loyal, best disciplined army on the Shadow's side by a mile.

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* The Dark One in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' uses a combination of these motivations on his followers; Agenda / Promises of power (universal), Fear (universal), Corruption (anyone who gets Turned), Revenge (Sammael, Demandred, Mesaana), Mind Control (Compulsion on various victims, Mind Traps), Sadism (Aginor, Semirhage), Indoctrination (Darkfriends). Ishamael/Moridin is probably the weirdest, as he is controlled through genuine Loyalty that is either because he believes ''himself'' to be an avatar of the Dark One (as Ba'alzamon) or because [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he genuinely wants the world to end so he can permanently die, and the Dark One is the only one who can give him that]]. Of course, as the last book points out, in most cases the Dark One has no real capacity to inspire true Loyalty (Ishamael, the insane nihilist, being a notable exception); people may serve the Dark One for any of the above reasons, but ''nobody'' really believes in the Shadow as a worthwhile cause or is willing to die for it.
** In ''A Memory of Light'', we see that [[spoiler: Demandred]] [[spoiler:Demandred]] is the only Forsaken whose minions follow him because they genuinely respect him, rather than out of fear or a desire for power. The other Forsaken are honestly a bit disgusted at how [[spoiler: Demandred]] [[spoiler:Demandred]] "coddles" his troops, but it's pretty unquestionable that he has the most loyal, best disciplined best-disciplined army on the Shadow's side by a mile.



** Demonstrated beautifully by two incidents in the Thrawn trilogy, one in the first book and one in the second, both involving Luke Skywalker escaping from the Star Destroyer's tractor beams. In the first, the tractor beam operator says it wasn't his fault, and he wasn't trained for such an occurrence. Thrawn has the operator killed, because it was part of the standard training. In the second, Skywalker used a different trick, and operator tried to find a way around it, but failed. Thrawn promotes him and assigns him the task of trying to break that particular evasion technique, since no one's done so before, and the operator's attempt, while a failure, showed commendable grace under pressure and an ability to think quickly. Pellaeon, Thrawn's subordinate, notes that a new Empire has just been born.
* In ''Literature/TheStand'' Randall Flagg mostly rules his people through fear (it helps that he's an EldritchAbomination in human form and that just looking at his face sends people into paroxysms of terror). Only Lloyd, Nadine, and the Trashcan Man seem to be genuinely devoted to him.

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** Demonstrated beautifully by two incidents in the Thrawn trilogy, one in the first book and one in the second, both involving Luke Skywalker escaping from the Star Destroyer's tractor beams. In the first, the tractor beam operator says it wasn't his fault, and he wasn't trained for such an occurrence. Thrawn has the operator killed, because it was part of the standard training. In the second, Skywalker used a different trick, and the operator tried to find a way around it, but failed. Thrawn promotes him and assigns him the task of trying to break that particular evasion technique, since no one's done so before, and the operator's attempt, while a failure, showed commendable grace under pressure and an ability to think quickly. Pellaeon, Thrawn's subordinate, notes that a new Empire has just been born.
* In ''Literature/TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'', Randall Flagg mostly rules his people through fear (it helps that he's an EldritchAbomination in human form and that just looking at his face sends people into paroxysms of terror). Only Lloyd, Nadine, and the Trashcan Man seem to be genuinely devoted to him.



* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Gothon uses Fear. He has a mysterious power that allows him to kill without touching, and fear of punishment for his inner circle. [[spoiler: How he keeps Taurok under control; the general's daughter-in-law and granddaughter are marked for death unless he obeys the emperor.]]

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* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Gothon uses Fear. He has a mysterious power that allows him to kill without touching, and fear of punishment for his inner circle. [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How he keeps Taurok under control; the general's daughter-in-law and granddaughter are marked for death unless he obeys the emperor.]]



* Subverted in ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance''. The Barrayarans presumed that the Jewels, Baronne Cordona's genetically modified "dance troupe" of spies and enforcers, had received loyalty conditioning when they were actually just as much her children as their more normal appearing siblings and were loyal out of love, as the good Captain learned when he discovered his love interest's "bodyguard" was actually her [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]].
* [[GodEmperor The Lord Ruler]] from ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' mixes several of these: Power (being a OneManArmy PhysicalGod), Divine Right (he's regarded ''as'' the Avatar of God in his empire) and Being the Lesser Evil (he won his throne by defeating an OmnicidalManiac). He also uses different tactics on different social classes, controlling the [[SlaveRace skaa]] through fear, the [[AristocratsAreEvil nobility]] through bread and circuses (the nobility can indulge themselves practically any way they want, so long as they don't question the system or work against the Lord Ruler himself) and the [[CorruptChurch Obligators]] through Authority as the head of their religion.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance''. The Barrayarans presumed that the Jewels, Baronne Cordona's genetically modified "dance troupe" of spies and enforcers, had received loyalty conditioning when they were actually just as much her children as their more normal appearing normal-appearing siblings and were loyal out of love, as the good Captain learned when he discovered his love interest's "bodyguard" was actually her [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]].
* [[GodEmperor The Lord Ruler]] from ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' mixes several of these: Power (being a OneManArmy PhysicalGod), Divine Right (he's regarded ''as'' the Avatar of God in his empire) empire), and Being the Lesser Evil (he won his throne by defeating an OmnicidalManiac). He also uses different tactics on different social classes, controlling the [[SlaveRace skaa]] through fear, the [[AristocratsAreEvil nobility]] through bread and circuses (the nobility can indulge themselves practically any way they want, so long as they don't question the system or work against the Lord Ruler himself) himself), and the [[CorruptChurch Obligators]] through Authority as the head of their religion.



** Tywin Lannister uses a combination of Fear and Sadism. In one hand, he keeps his bannermen in line using his sinister reputation for DisproportionateRetribution towards those that slight him. On the other hand, he employs several psychos-for-hire, sadists and thugs like [[TheBrute the Mountain]] and the [[CarnivalOfKillers Brave Companions]] who follow him because he gives them free reign to terrorize peasants with impunity.

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** Tywin Lannister uses a combination of Fear and Sadism. In one hand, he keeps his bannermen in line using his sinister reputation for DisproportionateRetribution towards those that slight him. On the other hand, he employs several psychos-for-hire, sadists sadists, and thugs like [[TheBrute the Mountain]] and the [[CarnivalOfKillers Brave Companions]] who follow him because he gives them free reign to terrorize peasants with impunity.



* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' has a bit of a unique spin on how main villain Sledge controls his minions as he tends to use more methods than most power rangers villains do. Namely, he has obligation for his lead man Fury as he "won him" in a card game. He has fear for most of his forces to some degree, though most clearly seen with his technician Wrench. He has blind obedience for most of his foot soldiers, and Love from his Fiancee Poissandra. He has Money as an overall benefit since he's a bounty hunter trying to get rich, and on top of all that, he has Power, as he's one of the most powerful beings on the ship.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' has a bit of a unique spin on how main villain Sledge controls his minions minions, as he tends to use more methods than most power rangers Power Rangers villains do. Namely, he has obligation for his lead man Fury as he "won him" in a card game. He has fear for most of his forces to some degree, though most clearly seen with his technician Wrench. He has blind obedience for most of his foot soldiers, and Love from his Fiancee Poissandra. He has Money as an overall benefit since he's a bounty hunter trying to get rich, and on top of all that, he has Power, as he's one of the most powerful beings on the ship.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Orkz follow da biggest an' da strongest, cuz orkz is made fer fightin' an winnin' (which is a sense of ''Power'' from their strength, ''Fear'', because an Ork boss has to constantly prove his strength or be overthrown, and arguably ''Sadism'', though it's pretty much a norm for the Orkz.)!
** The Imperium is [[TheEmpire an empire]] of vast proportions ([[BlackAndGrayMorality and have a slight bit of 'good' and/or sympathy, along with everyone else.]]) and they have ''Indoctrination'' from birth toward the GodEmperor of Mankind's Divine Right (perceived by his empire, he specifically said he wasn't. [[Literature/HorusHeresy It's a long story.]]), him being seen as a god. ''Fear'' is exploited to its subjects in line also. The GodEmperor arguably started his empire from ''Power''.
** The forces of Chaos come from hope that the ''Divine Right'' of the Chaos Gods with see fit to empower and better their lot as part of their ''Agenda''. Or...

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Orkz follow da biggest an' da strongest, cuz orkz is made fer fightin' an winnin' (which is a sense of ''Power'' from their strength, ''Fear'', because an Ork boss has to constantly prove his strength or be overthrown, and arguably ''Sadism'', though it's pretty much a norm for the Orkz.)!
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** The Imperium is [[TheEmpire an empire]] of vast proportions ([[BlackAndGrayMorality and have a slight bit of 'good' and/or sympathy, along with everyone else.]]) else]]) and they have ''Indoctrination'' from birth toward the GodEmperor of Mankind's Divine Right (perceived by his empire, he specifically said he wasn't. wasn't... [[Literature/HorusHeresy It's it's a long story.]]), story]]), him being seen as a god. ''Fear'' is exploited to keep its subjects in line also.as well. The GodEmperor arguably started his empire from ''Power''.
** The forces of Chaos come from hope that the ''Divine Right'' of the Chaos Gods with will see fit to empower and better their lot as part of their ''Agenda''. Or...



* In ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'' all of the noble houses use ''Birthright'', but personal touches are in place. House Hawkwood (Atreides expy) uses ''Kindness'' and ''Respect'', House Decados (Harkonnen expy) ''Fear'' and ''Corruption'', the Hazat (military powerhouse) ''Authority'' and ''Power'', Li Halan (very religious) ''Divine Right''/''Indoctrination'' with occasional acts of ''Kindness'', House al-Malik (sly liberals) mix of ''Indoctrination'' and ''Kindness'' with ''Money'' thrown in. For a full picture: Church obviously goes for ''Divine Right'' (with some ''Kindness''), while the Guilds unsurprisingly often use ''Money''.

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* In ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'' ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'', all of the noble houses use ''Birthright'', but personal touches are in place. House Hawkwood (Atreides expy) uses ''Kindness'' and ''Respect'', House Decados (Harkonnen expy) ''Fear'' and ''Corruption'', the Hazat (military powerhouse) ''Authority'' and ''Power'', Li Halan (very religious) ''Divine Right''/''Indoctrination'' with occasional acts of ''Kindness'', House al-Malik (sly liberals) mix of ''Indoctrination'' and ''Kindness'' with ''Money'' thrown in. For a full picture: Church obviously goes for ''Divine Right'' (with some ''Kindness''), while the Guilds unsurprisingly often use ''Money''.



* Galcian from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' uses his Authority as the Grand Admiral of the Valua Navy and switches to a mixture of Agenda, Power and Loyalty once he defects: Most of the navy sees him as a better alternative to the nation's incompetent royals. The main exceptions two of his fellow Admirals: He uses Kindness on his [[TheDragon second-in-command]], [[{{Tykebomb}} Ramirez]] by treating him as his adoptive son (seemingly genuine) and Love on Belleza (faked).

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* Galcian from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' uses his Authority as the Grand Admiral of the Valua Navy and switches to a mixture of Agenda, Power Power, and Loyalty once he defects: Most of the navy sees him as a better alternative to the nation's incompetent royals. The main exceptions two of his fellow Admirals: He uses Kindness on his [[TheDragon second-in-command]], [[{{Tykebomb}} Ramirez]] Ramirez]], by treating him as his adoptive son (seemingly genuine) and Love on Belleza (faked).



* Ghetsis of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' leads Team Plasma with variations on Loyalty - most of the grunts follow because of his Agenda, his son was Indoctrinated, and he apparently saved the Shadow Triad from something long ago, so they follow him because of Kindness. It's stated/suggested in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Crystal]]'' that Pokemon take on the characteristics of their trainers, and will follow orders because they want to make that trainer happy, whether his/her intentions are good or bad.
* The eponymous ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' is a complex case. On the one hand, Minions' service is ancient and traditional, making it a mix of Authority and Indoctrination. On the other, you personally save their hives from captivity, provide them with equipment and mounts, showing Kindness and earning their Respect. You allow (and command!) them to loot, pillage and slaughter, adding a decent chunk of Sadism. Last, but not the least, in a CrapsackWorld full of corrupted heroes and FantasticRacism, the Overlord is definitely a Lesser Evil… of sorts.
* Kane of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' (MagnificentBastard that he is) uses pretty much all the forms of Loyalty to control the Brotherhood. Many of his followers have been cast out (Acceptance) by, or feel they have been ruined (Revenge) by, the [=GDI=], though in most cases the Forgotten take to neither side of the fight. He has helped many in the yellow and red zones (Acceptance, Kindness), the Brotherhood loves propaganda and similar media tactics (Indoctrination) and finally he is a charismatic (Respect) leader... but the whole thing tends to collapse whenever he disappears.

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* Ghetsis of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' leads Team Plasma with variations on Loyalty - most of the grunts follow because of his Agenda, his son was Indoctrinated, and he apparently saved the Shadow Triad from something long ago, so they follow him because of Kindness. It's stated/suggested in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Crystal]]'' that Pokemon Pokémon take on the characteristics of their trainers, and will follow orders because they want to make that trainer happy, whether his/her intentions are good or bad.
* The eponymous ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' is a complex case. On the one hand, Minions' service is ancient and traditional, making it a mix of Authority and Indoctrination. On the other, you personally save their hives from captivity, provide them with equipment and mounts, showing Kindness and earning their Respect. You allow (and command!) them to loot, pillage pillage, and slaughter, adding a decent chunk of Sadism. Last, but not the least, in a CrapsackWorld full of corrupted heroes and FantasticRacism, the Overlord is definitely a Lesser Evil… of sorts.
* Kane of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' (MagnificentBastard that he is) uses pretty much all the forms of Loyalty to control the Brotherhood. Many of his followers have been cast out (Acceptance) by, or feel they have been ruined (Revenge) by, the [=GDI=], though in most cases the Forgotten take to neither side of the fight. He has helped many in the yellow and red zones (Acceptance, Kindness), the Brotherhood loves propaganda and similar media tactics (Indoctrination) (Indoctrination), and finally he is a charismatic (Respect) leader... but the whole thing tends to collapse whenever he disappears.



** Lex tries Money again on his Injustice Gang. It goes poorly, as members are disinterested in the (revenge-based) job at hand, start quarreling over whether their contributions entitle them to bigger shares, and [[spoiler: are undone when Batman makes one of them a better offer]].

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** Lex tries Money again on his Injustice Gang. It goes poorly, as members are disinterested in the (revenge-based) job at hand, start quarreling over whether their contributions entitle them to bigger shares, and [[spoiler: are [[spoiler:are undone when Batman makes one of them a better offer]].



** Finally, in Season 5, Grodd hits upon the ultimate racket: with the League now dozens of heroes strong and operating worldwide, the various villains of the world are terrified... so he offers them escape routes, networking opportunities, and a rather classy hideout. In exchange, ''they'' have to pay ''him'' (plus some odd favors once in a while). [[spoiler: It breaks down when they learn of his real endgame (turning the populace into gorillas) and are less than impressed. Then Luthor steps in and controls them through Fear for the rest of the season]].
* Princess Azula of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has several
** She made a point that she uses fear to maintain loyalty in both her minions and her friends Mai and Ty Lee. [[spoiler: This eventually leads to Mai abandoning her to protect Zuko out of love, and Ty Lee following suit to protect Mai. The realization that her friends didn't actually trust her and ultimately abandoned her is one of the factors that lead to her ultimate VillainousBreakdown]].

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** Finally, in Season 5, Grodd hits upon the ultimate racket: with the League now dozens of heroes strong and operating worldwide, the various villains of the world are terrified... so he offers them escape routes, networking opportunities, and a rather classy hideout. In exchange, ''they'' have to pay ''him'' (plus some odd favors once in a while). [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It breaks down when they learn of his real endgame (turning the populace into gorillas) and are less than impressed. Then Luthor steps in and controls them through Fear for the rest of the season]].
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* Princess Azula of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has several
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** She made a point that she uses fear to maintain loyalty in both her minions and her friends Mai and Ty Lee. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This eventually leads to Mai abandoning her to protect Zuko out of love, and Ty Lee following suit to protect Mai. The realization that her friends didn't actually trust her and ultimately abandoned her is one of the factors that lead to her ultimate VillainousBreakdown]].VillainousBreakdown.]]



--->'''Azula''': It’s because [[EliteMooks they]] haven’t made up their minds. They’re waiting to see how this is going to end. [[WindowsOfTheSoul I can see your whole history in your eyes.]] [[SelfMadeMan You were born with nothing. So you had to struggle,]] [[TheChessmaster and connive,]] and claw your way to power but true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with. The fact is they don’t know which one of us is going to be sitting on that throne and which one is going to be bowing down. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow But I know and you know.]] (sits on the throne) Well?

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--->'''Azula''': It’s because [[EliteMooks they]] haven’t made up their minds. They’re waiting to see how this is going to end. [[WindowsOfTheSoul I can see your whole history in your eyes.]] [[SelfMadeMan You were born with nothing. So you had to struggle,]] [[TheChessmaster and connive,]] and claw your way to power power, but true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with. The fact is they don’t know which one of us is going to be sitting on that throne and which one is going to be bowing down. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow But I know and you know.]] (sits on the throne) Well?



* [[DarkMessiah Amon's]] control of the [[AntiMagicalFaction Equalists]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is fundamentally from Prejudice and Agenda against benders. He also builds up quite a bit of loyalty to himself personally through Respect and his claim that his [[BroughtDownToNormal bending removal]] came from Divine Right, and as the Equalists become more popular he starts leaning for Popular Sovereignty. Of course, all this comes crashing down in an instant after his very public outing as [[YouAreWhatYouHate a waterbender]] who removes bending from others via [[BadPowersBadPeople bloodbending]].

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* [[DarkMessiah Amon's]] control of the [[AntiMagicalFaction Equalists]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is fundamentally from Prejudice and Agenda against benders. He also builds up quite a bit of loyalty to himself personally through Respect and his claim that his [[BroughtDownToNormal bending removal]] came from Divine Right, and as the Equalists become more popular popular, he starts leaning for Popular Sovereignty. Of course, all this comes crashing down in an instant after his very public outing as [[YouAreWhatYouHate a waterbender]] who removes bending from others via [[BadPowersBadPeople bloodbending]].


-->'''Darkseid:''' [[BadassBoast "I am many things, Kal-El, but here...I am GOD."]]

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-->'''Darkseid:''' --->'''Darkseid:''' [[BadassBoast "I I am many things, Kal-El, but here...I am GOD."]]]]



-->'''Azula''' to her EliteMooks: If I sense any disloyalty, any hesitation, any weakness at all, I will snuff it out.\\

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-->'''Azula''' --->'''Azula''' to her EliteMooks: If I sense any disloyalty, any hesitation, any weakness at all, I will snuff it out.\\



-->'''Azula''': “It’s because [[EliteMooks they]] haven’t made up their minds. They’re waiting to see how this is going to end. [[WindowsOfTheSoul I can see your whole history in your eyes.]] [[SelfMadeMan You were born with nothing. So you had to struggle,]] [[TheChessmaster and connive,]] and claw your way to power but true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with. The fact is they don’t know which one of us is going to be sitting on that throne and which one is going to be bowing down. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow But I know and you know.]] (sits on the throne) Well?”

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-->'''Azula''': “It’s --->'''Azula''': It’s because [[EliteMooks they]] haven’t made up their minds. They’re waiting to see how this is going to end. [[WindowsOfTheSoul I can see your whole history in your eyes.]] [[SelfMadeMan You were born with nothing. So you had to struggle,]] [[TheChessmaster and connive,]] and claw your way to power but true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with. The fact is they don’t know which one of us is going to be sitting on that throne and which one is going to be bowing down. [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow But I know and you know.]] (sits on the throne) Well?”Well?

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Hawkmoth uses Corruption, followed up by Power, Material Benefits, and if necessary Fear. He reaches out to those who are angry, who want to right an injustice (whether genuine or not), disables all the inhibitions against DisproportionateRetribution, and then offers to give them the power they'll need to right whatever wrong they've focused on...for a small price, of course. If they get distracted later on, he keeps them in line with pain and the threat of revoking their powers.

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