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** His daughter, Mavis, also has this power, as unlocked in the TV series episode "Hypnosferatu", but it has no effect on anyone except Donald, who was weak of mind, thus she cannot use it until she is old enough for it to work properly.


* In the ''Fanfic/BothSyllables'' series, [[InvaderZim Irkens]]' ability to use a PaperThinDisguise is explained as a combination of mild CompellingVoice and HypnoticEyes. About 1 in 1.3 million are immune--including, obviously, [[HeroAntagonist Dib]] and [[EnfantTerrible Gaz]].

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* In the ''Fanfic/BothSyllables'' series, [[InvaderZim [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Irkens]]' ability to use a PaperThinDisguise is explained as a combination of mild CompellingVoice and HypnoticEyes. About 1 in 1.3 million are immune--including, obviously, [[HeroAntagonist Dib]] and [[EnfantTerrible Gaz]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' subverts this. The Butterfly Miraculous holder (in this case, Hawk Moth/Papillon) can akumatize/evillize just about any living sentient thing using a butterfly that can detect an upset person, then using their negative emotions to transform them into an Akuma. Initially, to the audience, it seems that Marinette/Ladybug and Adrien/Cat Noir are immune because they're Miraculous holders, but WordOfGod later stated that the only reason why they had yet to be targeted was because Marinette is often an optimistic person and [[KnightInSourArmor Adrien is used to disappointment]] (combined with the later reveal that [[spoiler:Hawk Moth is Adrien's father, so he probably doesn't want to akumatize his own son]]). Sure enough, the introduction of Bee Miraculous holder Queen Bee, who soon gets akumatized into Queen Wasp, and Marinette nearly getting targeted a few times only for something to interrupt the process (getting as far as [[spoiler:Marinette almost giving up her earrings while Hawk Moth was introducing himself to her]]) proves it.


* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' your character possesses the Echo, the blessing of the goddess Hydaelyn. This gift protects the player character from being "tempered" by other godlike beings such as the Primals. Some characters have suggested a more sinister explanation: [[spoiler:There's a OneCurseLimit on tempering, and gods can't steal each other's thralls. Your actions throughout the game have been relentlessly pro-Hydaelyn. [[AmbiguousSituation What, then, is the difference]] between [[NotSoDifferent "having the Echo" and "being tempered by Hydaelyn"?]] As far as anyone can tell, you've retained your own free will, but nobody truly ''knows for sure''...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' your character possesses the Echo, the blessing of the goddess Hydaelyn. This gift protects the player character from being "tempered" by other godlike beings such as the Primals. Some characters (notably Garuda) have suggested a more sinister explanation: [[spoiler:There's a OneCurseLimit on tempering, and gods can't steal each other's thralls. Your actions throughout the game have been relentlessly pro-Hydaelyn. [[AmbiguousSituation What, then, is the difference]] between [[NotSoDifferent "having the Echo" and "being tempered by Hydaelyn"?]] As far as anyone can tell, you've retained your own free will, but nobody truly ''knows for sure''...]]

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* Nearly every character in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' have to battle corruption from evil forces, or at the very least, it's a real concern they must worry about. This isn't the case with Taki, the resident demon huntress and ninja, as such things have [[NoSell absolutely no effect on her]]. She's able to pull out shards of Soul Edge (as in, pieces of the EvilWeapon that corrupts virtually anyone who comes in contact with it) from Sophitia with her bare hands and be affected at all. She's also able to be around the same kind of evil energy that corrupted her master Toki, without being tainted in the slightest. Also, it's why she's able to wield her Mekki-Maru, a blade she fused with a shard of Soul Edge, without issue. For anyone else, the presence would corrupt them immediately, but Taki can use the full benefits of the weapon as an AmplifierArtifact with full control.

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* Richard Hannay is naturally resistant to being hypnotized, which stands him in good stead against the masterminds of ''Literature/{{Greenmantle}}'' and ''Literature/TheThreeHostages'', both of whom use mysterious Oriental mesmerism techniques on people they want within their control.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]] apparently can't be controlled by Brother Blood because half of his brain is electronic; as a result, Brother Blood becomes obsessed with him, even making himself a cyborg in order to amplify his powers. [[spoiler:It still doesn't work, which makes Cyborg realize ([[AesopAmnesia yet again]]) that his true [[HeroicWillpower strength]] comes from his humanity, not his robotic additions]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]] Cyborg apparently can't be controlled by Brother Blood because half of his brain is electronic; as electronic. As a result, Brother Blood becomes obsessed with him, even making himself a cyborg in order to amplify his powers. [[spoiler:It still doesn't work, which makes Cyborg realize ([[AesopAmnesia yet again]]) that his true [[HeroicWillpower strength]] comes from his humanity, not his robotic additions]]. additions.]]


Maybe they have [[HeroicWillpower strong willpower]].[[note]]Note that being mind controlled and ''then'' [[FightingFromTheInside fighting it off successfully]] doesn't count here.[[/note]] Maybe they have superpowers or some AppliedPhlebotinum that protects them. Maybe it's inherent to their species. Whatever the reason, this person is completely impervious to any attempts to mind control them. This could be a major plot point in an episode involving hypnosis...or it could just be dashed off as a joke. Those who are immune may exploit the fact by going to PretendToBeBrainwashed.

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Maybe they have [[HeroicWillpower strong willpower]].[[note]]Note that being mind controlled and ''then'' [[FightingFromTheInside fighting it off successfully]] doesn't count here.[[/note]] Maybe they have superpowers or some AppliedPhlebotinum that protects them. Maybe it's inherent to their species. Maybe [[AchievementsInIgnorance they're just too stupid]]. Whatever the reason, this person is completely impervious to any attempts to mind control them. This could be a major plot point in an episode involving hypnosis...or it could just be dashed off as a joke. Those who are immune may exploit the fact by going to PretendToBeBrainwashed.


Maybe he has [[HeroicWillpower strong willpower]].[[note]]Note that being mind controlled and ''then'' [[FightingFromTheInside fighting it off successfully]] doesn't count here.[[/note]] Maybe he has superpowers or some AppliedPhlebotinum that protects him. Maybe it's inherent to his species. Whatever the reason, this person is completely impervious to any attempts to mind control him. This could be a major plot point in an episode involving hypnosis...or it could just be dashed off as a joke. Those who are immune may exploit the fact by going to PretendToBeBrainwashed.

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Maybe he has they have [[HeroicWillpower strong willpower]].[[note]]Note that being mind controlled and ''then'' [[FightingFromTheInside fighting it off successfully]] doesn't count here.[[/note]] Maybe he has they have superpowers or some AppliedPhlebotinum that protects him. them. Maybe it's inherent to his their species. Whatever the reason, this person is completely impervious to any attempts to mind control him.them. This could be a major plot point in an episode involving hypnosis...or it could just be dashed off as a joke. Those who are immune may exploit the fact by going to PretendToBeBrainwashed.


--->'''Mentor:''' Your mind might, just conceivably, be broken; but it cannot be coerced by any imaginable external force, however applied.

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--->'''Mentor:''' -->'''Mentor:''' Your mind might, just conceivably, be broken; but it cannot be coerced by any imaginable external force, however applied.


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* ''Literature/VillainsDontDateHeroes'': Night Terror, as the supposed leader in the field of mind control, has multiple ways of protecting herself against mind control. Even when something slips past her defenses, she is able to keep her wits enough to plug the hole and become immune again. [[spoiler:The fact that this still didn't work and she almost kills herself while under a hypnotist's control is her first clue that CORVAC is planning to betray her soon]].

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** Similarly, when the world's cats hypnotize everyone with CutenessProximity, Amy is immune due to her allergies making her dislike cats, while [[spoiler:Nibbler]] has enough experience using this trick to see right through it.


* In the animated feature film ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', [[EnthrallingSiren The Dazzlings]] hypnotize the entire school with their enchanted singing, [[AdultsAreUseless including Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna]], into turning the initially friendly musical showcase into a BattleOfTheBands. However, the Rainbooms and Sunset Shimmer, thanks to the [[ThePowerOfFriendship the magic of friendship]] that [[TouchedByVorlons was imbued into them in the previous movie]], are the only ones in the school who aren't mind-controlled into showing animosity towards their schoolmates; in fact, they devise a plan to try to break the Dazzlings' spell on the rest of the school. [[spoiler:Double Subverted into that, due to their arguing over little things along the way, the Rainbooms almost fall into the trap of turning on each other and showing ill-will amongst even each other, thus giving the Dazzlings more energy, until Sunset Shimmer tries to reconcile them and bring the band back together again.]]

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* In the animated feature film ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'':
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[[EnthrallingSiren The Dazzlings]] hypnotize the entire school with their enchanted singing, [[AdultsAreUseless including Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna]], into turning the initially friendly musical showcase into a BattleOfTheBands. However, the Rainbooms and Sunset Shimmer, thanks to the [[ThePowerOfFriendship the magic of friendship]] that [[TouchedByVorlons was imbued into them in the previous movie]], are the only ones in the school who aren't mind-controlled into showing animosity towards their schoolmates; in fact, they devise a plan to try to break the Dazzlings' spell on the rest of the school. [[spoiler:Double Subverted into that, due to their arguing over little things along the way, the Rainbooms almost fall into the trap of turning on each other and showing ill-will amongst even each other, thus giving the Dazzlings more energy, until Sunset Shimmer tries to reconcile them and bring the band back together again.]]
** [[spoiler:DJ Pon-3 was also not affected by the Dazzlings' spell because at the time of the song in the cafeteria, [[HeadphonesEqualIsolation she was wearing her headphones]] [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent and was seen bouncing to her own music]], and continues to wear them throughout. She eventually becomes the one whom Spike finds to help the Rainbooms fight back.
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* DependingOnTheWriter, this can be one of ''WonderWoman'' (or the Lasso of Truth she wields)'s powers.

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* DependingOnTheWriter, this can be one of ''WonderWoman'' ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' (or the Lasso of Truth she wields)'s powers.


* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'': When Poison Ivy tries to use her mind control pheromones on Mr. Freeze, he scoffs at the attempt, stating that it doesn't work on the "cold-hearted".

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* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'': When Poison Ivy tries to use her mind control pheromones on Mr. Freeze, he scoffs at the attempt, stating that it doesn't work on the "cold-hearted"."cold-hearted."



* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime,'' the psychic villain, IT, provides the protagonists with a meal, which is actually boring pablum made delicious through its illusions. [[ChildProdigy Charles Wallace]], who has more advanced PsychicPowers than the others, complains that he can't taste it, and is told that he needs to drop his resistance and willingly let IT into his mind. He does, which...[[DemonicPossession turns out to have been a bad idea]].



* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime,'' the psychic villain, IT, provides the protagonists with a meal, which is actually boring pablum made delicious through its illusions. [[ChildProdigy Charles Wallace]], who has more advanced PsychicPowers than the others, complains that he can't taste it, as is told that he needs to drop his resistance and let IT into his mind. He does, which...[[DemonicPossession turns out to have been a bad idea]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}},'' the Brainspawn are a species of floating brains that travel around the universe, making every other species stupid and eventually destroying it. Fry, it turns out, is TheChosenOne because he doesn't have any delta brain waves, instead cobbling together a mostly-working mind from other kinds. A later episode does some ArcWelding, revealing that this is a result of him [[spoiler:[[MyOwnGrandpa becoming his own grandfather]]]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}},'' the Brainspawn are a species of floating brains that travel around the universe, making every other species stupid and eventually destroying it. Fry, it turns out, is TheChosenOne because he doesn't have any delta brain waves, instead cobbling together a mostly-working ''mostly''-working mind from other kinds. A later episode does some ArcWelding, revealing that this is a result of him [[spoiler:[[MyOwnGrandpa becoming his own grandfather]]]].



* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' as seen [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/104278/super-adventure-club here]] (skip to about 1:50 in).



* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' as seen [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/104278/super-adventure-club here]] (skip to about 1:50 in).


* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' Harry demonstrates resistance to the Imperius curse in Moody's Defense Against the Dark Arts class (Which impresses Moody, but it's not clear it's because Harry is so young and relatively inexperienced or that he can do it at all). [[spoiler: When Voldemort tries it on him he manages to completely NoSell the spell.]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' Harry demonstrates resistance to the Imperius curse in Moody's Defense Against the Dark Arts class (Which impresses Moody, but it's not clear it's because Harry is so young and relatively inexperienced or that he can do it at all). [[spoiler: When Voldemort tries it on him he manages to completely NoSell the spell.]]spell]].
* In ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime,'' the psychic villain, IT, provides the protagonists with a meal, which is actually boring pablum made delicious through its illusions. [[ChildProdigy Charles Wallace]], who has more advanced PsychicPowers than the others, complains that he can't taste it, as is told that he needs to drop his resistance and let IT into his mind. He does, which...[[DemonicPossession turns out to have been a bad idea]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]] can't be controlled by Brother Blood because half of his brain is electronic; as a result, Brother Blood becomes obsessed with him, even making himself a cyborg in order to amplify his powers. [[spoiler:It still doesn't work, which makes Cyborg realize ([[AesopAmnesia yet again]]) that his true [[HeroicWillpower strength]] comes from his humanity, not his robotic additions]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]] apparently can't be controlled by Brother Blood because half of his brain is electronic; as a result, Brother Blood becomes obsessed with him, even making himself a cyborg in order to amplify his powers. [[spoiler:It still doesn't work, which makes Cyborg realize ([[AesopAmnesia yet again]]) that his true [[HeroicWillpower strength]] comes from his humanity, not his robotic additions]].


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* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' as seen [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/104278/super-adventure-club here]] (skip to about 1:50 in).

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