The final outcome of manipulation proves the blind spot of the artist. He believes his lies. This creates a closed system that traps everyone. His intense focus on self is the source of blindness. Like animals, manipulators only see the prey, oblivious to the hunter’s gun.
The ‘spell’ over the manipulated gets broken eventually. Always! People snap out of it and see what is really happening. The manipulator sees people as tools and believes that the ‘puppets’ will never find out. This lie loses its grip because people end up seeing.
At last, these leaders lose more than they gain. Once they are discovered, people revolt somehow. No one enjoys being manipulated. People are not stupid.