dark psychology in fiction

S36E5 – Dark Psychology: Including Munchausen Syndrome in a Story

KYRA: I’m feeling much better now.
MRS. COLLINS: I’m glad, honey. (beat) Time for your food.
KYRA: Can I go outside, if I eat this?
MRS. COLLINS: We’ll see. You know how you get sick in the afternoon. Don’t say it tastes funny. You know I don’t like to hear that.
– The Sixth Sense

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S36E4 – Dark Psychology: Brainwashing in Fiction

Steve Rogers: You know me.
The Winter Soldier: No, I don’t!
Steve Rogers: Bucky. you’ve known me your entire life. Your name is James Buchanan Barnes…
The Winter Soldier: SHUT UP!
Steve Rogers: I’m not gonna fight you. You’re my friend.
The Winter Soldier: You’re my mission! YOU ARE MY MISSION!
Steve Rogers: Then finish it. ‘Cause I’m with you ’til the end of the line.
– Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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S36E1 – Dark Psychology: The Use of Gaslighting in Fiction

Enough with the lights, Rapunzel! You are not leaving this tower! Ever! … Great. Now I’m the bad guy. – Mother Gothel, Tangled

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