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Witness true strength. Strength of will over others.
~ Drago Bludvist brainwashing Toothless to kill Stoick.

Villainous tools and methods that can able an evildoer to take complete control of other people to do their biddings, either through magic, psychic power or hypnosis. The victim then becomes the villain's helpless puppet and most often becomes a de facto villain falling under the "Possessed/Brainwashed" category. Some villains can also brainwash their victims through such other means, complex manipulation and intense charisma, to the point of making their followers absolutely devoted to them and ready to commit the worst upon order. (To them only, not to an ideology.)

Brainwashing which is also known as Mind Control or Hypnotism, differs from Possession by the fact that a villain does not need to enter the victim's body to take control, and from Corrupting Influence for the victim has his/her spirit eclipsed instead of turning evil, though the outcome is quite similar in all cases.

It is also sometimes referred as "Compulsion", "Consciousness Manipulation, "Manipulative Hypnosis", "Mental Domination", "Telepathic Manipulation" and "Willpower Manipulation".

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