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Saga Mind control

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by darthbarracuda, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    Other than the Jedi mind trick, are there any examples of brainwashing people and/or mind controlling them in Star Wars? And, if so, why hasn't it been used more often?
     
  2. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I suspect the Jedi consider it a morally gray area, to be used only in necessity and self-defense and as minimally as possible.
     
  3. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    The clone troopers could be considered an example of this...then we have the theory that Palpatine sent the vision to Anakin and his mental taunting of Anakin while Anakin was supposed to remain in the Council chambers.

    There are more examples in the EU.
     
  4. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    The clone troopers? Why?
     
  5. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    They were genetically altered and conditioned since birth to be obedient. Seems like brainwashing/conditioning/mind control to me, or at least in the same area.

    Their reaction to Order 66 seems to back it up, imo.
     
  6. TheRevanchist

    TheRevanchist Jedi Knight star 2

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    In the EU there are some examples of it.
     
  7. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Lobot.
     
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  8. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yeah, OK.

    For some reason I thought the OP specifically meant using the Force, but I must have misread that.
     
  9. King Terak

    King Terak Jedi Padawan star 1

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    What about the mind block?.
     
  10. V-2

    V-2 Jedi Master star 4

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    Tarkin's rant about fear bringing the systems into line might fall vaguely into the broadest interpretation of mind control.
     
  11. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    Then there's the scene of Palpatine and Whatshisface manipulating Jar Jar into proposing emergency powers to Palpatine.
     
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  13. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't forget the blatant mind control references that almost made it into the script of ANH.
     
  14. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    How could I ever forget... when I haven't heard about them?!





    "What are you talking about?"
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