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** Cecil reports that a sinister glowing cloud is heading for the town, and once it reaches him he falls under its MindControl and declares "''All hail the mighty Glow Cloud''." Said cloud becomes a recurring character of sorts, becoming a prominent member of the community and head of the local PTA. Its hard to discuss its policies, though, since all discourse is cut off by courses of "ALL HAIL".
** [[AdorableAbomination Khoshekh the floating cat]] also seems to display this, turning anyone who sees him into cat lovers and getting the radio station staff to care for him.

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** In the second episode, Cecil reports that on a sinister glowing cloud is heading for the town, and once it reaches him he falls under its MindControl and declares "''All hail the mighty Glow Cloud''." Said cloud becomes a recurring character of sorts, becoming a prominent member of the community and [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext head of the local PTA. Its PTA]]. It's hard to discuss its policies, though, since all discourse is cut off by courses the inevitable choruses of "ALL HAIL".
** [[AdorableAbomination Khoshekh the floating cat]] also seems to display this, these powers, turning anyone who sees him into a cat lovers lover and getting the radio station staff to care for him.


* In the ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' series, the [[SpaceX V-Frogs]] have a form of telepathy that allows them to put ideas in peoples' heads, usually without their realizing that they're being controlled. They defend themselves by causing potential predators to become fond of them and thus unable to kill them; this endearing quality makes them popular pets for humans on Venus. [[spoiler:They can also be used to transmit thoughts and feelings from human to human, especially when they're gathered in large groups.]]

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* In the ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' series, the Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/LuckyStarrAndTheOceansOfVenus'': The [[SpaceX V-Frogs]] Venusian Frogs (V-frogs)]] have a form of telepathy that allows them to put ideas in peoples' heads, usually without their realizing that they're being controlled. [[{{Telepathy}} empathic and telepathic]] abilities. They use these abilities instinctively to defend themselves by causing potential predators to become fond of them and thus unable to kill them; this endearing quality makes them popular pets for humans on Venus. [[spoiler:They humans. However, they can also be used by people; [[spoiler:Lyman Turner used them to transmit thoughts read and feelings from influence other human to human, especially when they're gathered in large groups.minds.]]


* A rare example with a civilization: In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, we have Berlis, and any other "Troublesome Mind" among the Isitri. Usually totally innocent and friendly people, they donít actually realize theyíre doing it. They just naturally assert their will over everyone around them, on a massive scale, as part of Isitri telepathic contact. These crowds of people then consider it their greatest purpose in life to ensure the Troublesome Mind is comfortable and gets what he or she wants. From the viewpoint of the Troublesome Mind themselves, people just go out of their way to make them comfortable and be considerate to them. Life is one long CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Arenít people ''nice''? This is part of the reason a Troublesome Mind is rarely hostile--they have no experience of mistreatment.

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* A rare example with a civilization: In the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, we have Berlis, and any other "Troublesome Mind" among the Isitri. Usually totally innocent and friendly people, they donít actually realize theyíre doing it. They just naturally assert their will over everyone around them, on a massive scale, as part of Isitri telepathic contact. These crowds of people then consider it their greatest purpose in life to ensure the Troublesome Mind is comfortable and gets what he or she wants. From the viewpoint of the Troublesome Mind themselves, people just go out of their way to make them comfortable and be considerate to them. Life is one long CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. Arenít people ''nice''? This is part of the reason a Troublesome Mind is rarely hostile--they have no experience of mistreatment.

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* There was an alien called the Frodis that did this on an episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'', ironically enough it was being forced to do so.


* Certain Psychic-type {{Pokemon}} can function as these.

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* Certain Psychic-type {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} can function as these.


* Cats. No, seriously. Their meow sounds so similar to a human baby's cry for help, and they can spread Toxoplasma, which has been shown to alter the host's behavior to be more accommodating to cats (mice infected with it actually seeks out cats rather than running away). It's been theorized that the CrazyCatLady phenomenon is actually due to Toxoplasmosis.

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* Cats. No, seriously. Their meow sounds so similar to a human baby's cry for help, to evoke human's instinct to help them, and they can spread Toxoplasma, Toxoplasmosis, which has been shown to alter the host's behavior to be more accommodating to cats (mice infected with it actually seeks out cats rather than running away). It's been theorized that the CrazyCatLady phenomenon is actually due to Toxoplasmosis.

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* Cats. No, seriously. Their meow sounds so similar to a human baby's cry for help, and they can spread Toxoplasma, which has been shown to alter the host's behavior to be more accommodating to cats (mice infected with it actually seeks out cats rather than running away). It's been theorized that the CrazyCatLady phenomenon is actually due to Toxoplasmosis.


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* In ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest'', the neumono species has a natural predator that hijacks their empathic link to control and destroy their minds. While a dumb (or desperate) predator may just mind-control a neumono into a toothy death, more clever ones keep herds of mindwiped zombies which can last for generations (on both sides; one his explicitly stated to have received/inherited his herd from his mother).

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* In ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest'', the neumono species has a natural predator that hijacks their empathic link to control and destroy their minds. While a dumb (or desperate) predator may just mind-control a neumono into a toothy death, more clever ones keep herds of mindwiped zombies which can last for generations (on both sides; one his is explicitly stated to have received/inherited his herd from his mother).mother). [[spoiler:Things get worse when a few of the hereditary enemy get their pincers on a predator.]]


* In ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest'', the neumono species has a natural predator that hijacks their empathic link to control and destroy their minds. While a dumb (or desperate) predator may just mind-control a neumono into a toothy death, more clever ones keep herds of mindwiped zombies which can last for generations (on both sides; one his explicitly stated to have in herited his herd from his mother).

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* In ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest'', the neumono species has a natural predator that hijacks their empathic link to control and destroy their minds. While a dumb (or desperate) predator may just mind-control a neumono into a toothy death, more clever ones keep herds of mindwiped zombies which can last for generations (on both sides; one his explicitly stated to have in herited received/inherited his herd from his mother).

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* In ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest'', the neumono species has a natural predator that hijacks their empathic link to control and destroy their minds. While a dumb (or desperate) predator may just mind-control a neumono into a toothy death, more clever ones keep herds of mindwiped zombies which can last for generations (on both sides; one his explicitly stated to have in herited his herd from his mother).

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=410010 The Gitrog Monster]] and [[http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/sacrifice-2016-03-23 its accompanying lore entry]] as a direct homage to ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD!
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* Telepath Typhon from ''VideoGame/Prey2017'' can take over human [=NPCs=] and turn them into dangerous {{Action Bomb}}s.


* The Worm King from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has the power to hypnotize and lock people into their dreams. Introduced in the "Evicted!" episode of Season One...and for extra points, voiced by Erik Estrada!

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* The Worm King from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has the power to hypnotize and lock people into their dreams. Introduced in the "Evicted!" episode of Season One...and for extra points, voiced by Erik Estrada!One.


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