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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', this is what the final illusion in Girard Draketooth's pyramid does, trapping anyone in a LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler:so that Girard's clan can kill them. However, by this point, Girard's entire clan is dead, having fallen victim to V's Familicide spell.]] Interestingly, it is [[QuirkyBard Elan]] who breaks the Order out of it by realizing his heart's desire (seeing his dysfunctional, broken family reunited) is too unrealistic to ever happen.
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* Creator/SteveJacksonGames' ''TabletopGame/InNomine''. When a lilim (a type of demon) looks into someone's eyes, they can see that person's greatest need. They can then use their demonic abilities and resources to meet that need and gain a geas (control) over that person.

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* Creator/SteveJacksonGames' ''TabletopGame/InNomine''. When a lilim Lilim (a type of demon) looks into someone's eyes, they can see that person's greatest need. They can then use their demonic abilities and resources to meet that need and gain a geas (control) over that person.

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* Creator/SteveJacksonGames' ''TabletopGame/InNomine''. When a lilim (a type of demon) looks into someone's eyes, they can see that person's greatest need. They can then use their demonic abilities and resources to meet that need and gain a geas (control) over that person.


* In the ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' RPG. The angel Islington can see into people’s hearts and offer them what they most desire.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' RPG. The angel Islington can see into people’s hearts and offer them what they most desire.


** When viewed, [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-071 SCP-071 ("Degenerative Metamorphic Entity")]] changes its form to match that of its observer's strongest sexual desire, even if that sexual desire is for [[BestialityIsDepraved dogs]] or [[ILoveTheDead corpses]]. If the observer has sex with it he or she suffers significant temporary and permanent negative side effects.

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** When viewed, [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-071 SCP-071 ("Degenerative Metamorphic Entity")]] changes its form to match that of its observer's strongest sexual desire, even if that sexual desire is for [[BestialityIsDepraved dogs]] or [[ILoveTheDead corpses]]. If the observer has sex with it it, he or she suffers significant temporary and permanent negative side effects.



** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1888 SCP-1888 ("Terraforming Temple")]]. When a sapient creature looks inside the "TreasureRoom" it sees some extremely valuable object(s) appropriate to its own knowledge. For example, a jewel thief would see precious stones and gems, a nuclear physicist would see a cold fusion reactor, and so on.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1888 SCP-1888 ("Terraforming Temple")]]. When a sapient creature looks inside the "TreasureRoom" "TreasureRoom", it sees some extremely valuable object(s) appropriate to its own knowledge. For example, a jewel thief would see precious stones and gems, a nuclear physicist would see a cold fusion reactor, and so on.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' had an Awakened creature ability called "Desire Reflection" that was basically this. Only a few magical creatures possessed it.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' had has an Awakened creature ability called "Desire Reflection" that was basically this. Only a few magical creatures possessed it.allows the creature to know the greatest desire of another being and trick that being into believing that the creature is that thing.



* In the ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' RPG. The angel Islington could see into people’s hearts and offer them what they most desired.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' RPG. The angel Islington could can see into people’s hearts and offer them what they most desired.desire.



* Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III. The Dream Beast is a [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]] plant can cause any creature looking at it to see whatever it wants most. Once the target gets close enough the Dream Beast grabs it with its 5-10 CombatTentacles and drags it in to be eaten.
* SPI's ''TabletopGame/DragonQuest'' supplement ''The Enchanted Wood''. The {{PC}}s will encounter a living bog that can generate illusions of desirable things to lure them into itself. The bog tricks the characters by creating the illusion of a castle which appears to be a RestAndResupplyStop. When the {{PC}}s touch it it disappears and reveals that they are trapped in the bog.

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* Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III. The Dream Beast is a [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]] plant can cause any creature looking at it to see whatever it wants most. Once the target gets close enough enough, the Dream Beast grabs it with its 5-10 CombatTentacles and drags it in to be eaten.
* SPI's ''TabletopGame/DragonQuest'' supplement ''The Enchanted Wood''. The {{PC}}s will encounter a living bog that can generate illusions of desirable things to lure them into itself. The bog tricks the characters by creating the illusion of a castle which appears to be a RestAndResupplyStop. When the {{PC}}s touch it it, it disappears and reveals that they are trapped in the bog.

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* TSR's ''TabletopGame/AmazingEngine'' system setting supplement ''Bughunters''. ''Magazine/{{Polyhedron}}'' magazine #106 had an article called "Bugging the Hunters" with dangers that UTPRF Marines could face. One is the device known as the Siren. It uses mechanical {{telepathy}} to summons humans to its location and makes them see whatever they desire most. When they approach the Siren, it [[CombatTentacles strangles them with its tentacles]].


This is a favorite technique of the MasterOfIllusion, who may use it to trap others in a LotusEaterMachine, or the kinds of monsters that get satisfaction out of [[EmotionEater manipulating their victims' emotions]]. After all, it's much easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar, and the victim often won't even be able to realize the danger until it's [[DeathByIrony too late]]. The DealWithTheDevil also frequently runs on this trope, exacting a horrible price in exchange for one's heart's desire, frequently in a way that makes it not worth it in the end. This is why your parents always told you not to take candy from strangers.

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This is a favorite technique of the MasterOfIllusion, who may use it to trap others in a LotusEaterMachine, or the kinds of monsters that get satisfaction out of [[EmotionEater manipulating their victims' emotions]]. After all, it's much easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar, and the victim often won't even be able to realize the danger until it's [[DeathByIrony too late]]. Even if s/he realizes it's not real, the power of the desire [[PrefersTheIllusion may entice them to remain "deceived."]] The DealWithTheDevil also frequently runs on this trope, exacting a horrible price in exchange for one's heart's desire, frequently in a way that makes it not worth it in the end. This is why your parents always told you not to take candy from strangers.


These bad guys trap you by preying upon your desires. They know what you want and are willing to offer it to you - [[DealWithTheDevil or so it would seem]]. They [[SchmuckBait show you things]] you've always dreamed of, presenting you with the very thing that your heart yearns for. However, BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. Temptation can be a [[ForbiddenFruit powerful and dangerous]] thing, and is sometimes harder to resist than any overt danger.

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These bad guys trap you by preying upon your desires. They know what you want and are willing to offer it to you - [[DealWithTheDevil you--[[DealWithTheDevil or so it would seem]]. They [[SchmuckBait show you things]] you've always dreamed of, presenting you with the very thing that your heart yearns for. However, BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. Temptation can be a [[ForbiddenFruit powerful and dangerous]] thing, and is sometimes harder to resist than any overt danger.


** When viewed, [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-071 SCP-071 ("Degenerative Metamorphic Entity")]] changes its form to match that of its observer's strongest sexual desire. If the observer has sex with it he or she suffers significant temporary and permanent negative side effects.

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** When viewed, [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-071 SCP-071 ("Degenerative Metamorphic Entity")]] changes its form to match that of its observer's strongest sexual desire.desire, even if that sexual desire is for [[BestialityIsDepraved dogs]] or [[ILoveTheDead corpses]]. If the observer has sex with it he or she suffers significant temporary and permanent negative side effects.



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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'', episode "War of the Gods Part 1". The mysterious being known as Count Iblis can read the mind of anyone he talks to and determine their greatest desire.


->We can supply anything
->That your heart desires
->But the consequences
->Will surely be dire!

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->We ->''"We can supply anything
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anything\\
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your heart desires
->But
desires\\
But
the consequences
->Will
consequences\\
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surely be dire!dire!"''


-->'''Space Girl:''' Our bodies are unimportant. As you and your men approached in your ship, we [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith changed them for you]]. We entered your minds, and found their new bodies. I took my shape from your mind. [[AliensSpeakingEnglish I took your language.]] I became the woman I found there, in your deepest thoughts, your deepest...needs.

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-->'''Space Girl:''' Our bodies are unimportant. As you and your men approached in your ship, we [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith changed them for you]]. We entered your minds, and found their there new bodies. I took my shape from your mind. [[AliensSpeakingEnglish I took your language.]] I became the woman I found there, in your deepest thoughts, your deepest...needs.


* The female 'space vampire' in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' took [[MsFanservice her appearance]] (her natural form is a bat-like creature) from the subconscious desires of the astronaut who found her. This gives him an unhealthy obsession with her, even after he discovers she feeds on LifeEnergy and is entirely capable of destroying the world.

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* The female 'space vampire' in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' took [[MsFanservice her appearance]] (her natural form is a bat-like winged alien creature) from the subconscious desires of the astronaut who found her. This gives him an unhealthy obsession with her, even after he discovers she feeds on LifeEnergy and is entirely capable of destroying the world.


* The female 'space vampire' in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' took [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith her appearance]] (her natural form is a bat-like creature) from the subconscious desires of the astronaut who found her. This gives him an unhealthy obsession with her, even after he discovers she feeds on LifeEnergy and is entirely capable of destroying the entire world.

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* The female 'space vampire' in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' took [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith [[MsFanservice her appearance]] (her natural form is a bat-like creature) from the subconscious desires of the astronaut who found her. This gives him an unhealthy obsession with her, even after he discovers she feeds on LifeEnergy and is entirely capable of destroying the entire world.
-->'''Carlson:''' [[WhatTheHellAreYou What are you?]] Why are you so human, so perfect? What were the bird-creatures on the [space]ship?
-->'''Space Girl:''' Our bodies are unimportant. As you and your men approached in your ship, we [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith changed them for you]]. We entered your minds, and found their new bodies. I took my shape from your mind. [[AliensSpeakingEnglish I took your language.]] I became the woman I found there, in your deepest thoughts, your deepest...needs.


* The female 'space vampire' in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' took [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith her appearance]] from the subconscious desires of the astronaut who found her. The natural form of the aliens is a bat-like creature.

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* The female 'space vampire' in ''Film/{{Lifeforce}}'' took [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith her appearance]] (her natural form is a bat-like creature) from the subconscious desires of the astronaut who found her. The natural form her. This gives him an unhealthy obsession with her, even after he discovers she feeds on LifeEnergy and is entirely capable of destroying the aliens is a bat-like creature.
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