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List of Tropes
A non-comprehensive list of the most common tropes (a significant or recurrent theme; a motif). These are the ones most often seen in pop-culture/movies, etc.
- Make the person repeat their words.
- Transforming emotions - fear into lust
- Forced Behavior like an animal (chicken, pig, cow, dog, etc.)
- Hypnosis = Mind control - Your mind is under my control
- "With the snap of my fingers..."
- "Completely unaware", "happy to follow along"
- "You are getting very sleepy"
- “The power of hypnosis” - Or just the word itself.
Eyes of hypnotist
- Glowing, pulsing, changing color.
Eyes of subject
- Fixated, glazed over, spirally
- Swinging pocket watch / crystal.
- Following gaze (moving eyes)
- "Look deep into my eyes"
- Notice something strange... have to look deeper.
- Limp, helpless - Placed in pose?
- Swinging side-to-side
- Robotic voice - automatic replies without emotion.
- Rigid posture - focused.
- Mind-control device(s) / Drugs
- Light patterns / flickering candles.
- Old fashioned - Posters, cloaks, fancy, Little Britain, etc.
- Spy movie - Sleeper cell, Manchurian candidate
- Vampires - Capturing their prey.
- Jedi mind trick
- Villain - Captures/mind-controlled by the villain.
- Snakes / Kaa-eyes