Saga Mind control

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  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Master

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

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  8. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    Yeah, OK.

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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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  12. The other Cleopatra's Jedi Youngling

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  13. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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

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





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