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19th Oct '17 10:22:00 PM darksoul4242
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* Loki from Myth/NorseMythology was chained to a rock by the entrails of his own children with a snake dripping poison over him till the end of time for the murder of Balder among other acts. His wife only provide a brief respite from the pain by collecting the poison in a bowl that must be periodically dumped. [[YouCantFightFate Decrees of fate]] prevent him from dying or being freed. The only time he will be freed is to die in the final battle that ends the world. Interestingly enough, due to the common Indo-European origins of Germanic/Nordic and Greek mythology, the myth parallels that of Prometheus.

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* Loki from Myth/NorseMythology was chained to a rock by the entrails of his own children with a snake dripping poison over him till the end of time for the murder of Balder among other acts. His wife only provide provides a brief respite from the pain by collecting the poison in a bowl that must be periodically dumped. [[YouCantFightFate Decrees of fate]] prevent him from dying or being freed. The only time he will be freed is to die in the final battle that ends the world. Interestingly enough, due to the common Indo-European origins of Germanic/Nordic and Greek mythology, the myth parallels that of Prometheus.
19th Oct '17 10:20:41 PM darksoul4242
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** The centaur Chiron was poisoned by hydra blood and could not heal himself, but due to being the son of Kronos he was immortal which would have left him in agony. Once again Hercules saved the day by arranging from him to die.

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** The centaur Chiron was poisoned by hydra blood and could not heal himself, but due to being the son of Kronos he was immortal which would have left him in agony. Once again Hercules saved the day by arranging from for him to die.
19th Oct '17 10:19:53 PM darksoul4242
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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] is full of these since many things were immortal. Prometheus was condemned to this by Zeus for stealing fire. He was chained to a rock where an eagle would eat his liver each day. As a Titan god he could not die and his liver would always grow back. In some versions an adamantine spike was driven through his chest for good measure. His harsh punishment is sometimes stated to also be because he refused to tell Zeus who was destined to over throw him so Zeus would never release him. He got off lucky thanks to Hercules freeing him thousands of years later since Prometheus had information Hercules needed.

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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] is full of these since many things were immortal. Prometheus was condemned to this by Zeus for stealing fire. He was chained to a rock where an eagle would eat his liver each day. As a Titan god he could not die and his liver would always grow back. In some versions an adamantine spike was driven through his chest for good measure. His harsh punishment is sometimes stated to also be because he refused to tell Zeus who was destined to over throw overthrow him so Zeus would never release him. He got off lucky thanks to Hercules freeing him thousands of years later since Prometheus had information Hercules needed.
27th Sep '17 7:20:13 PM angie710
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** Although, it's debatable whether "turned into a pillar of salt" means she was ''literally'' TakenForGranite, or if it's a metaphor for something else (perhaps becoming basically an EmptyShell, or [[LawOfInverseFertility infertility]]).
29th Aug '17 11:23:09 AM AllTheTropes
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* ''Theater/{{Wicked}}'' has a particularly ambiguous and downright disturbing example. It's said throughout the play that animals are losing their power of speech, and if applicable, their ability to walk on two legs. But we're never told whether or not they actually remember when they could walk and talk, leaving one of two possibilities…either they have forgotten their own "sentience", or they are "psychologically tortured to the point of not speaking out for fear something will happen." Something Bad indeed.

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* ''Theater/{{Wicked}}'' has a particularly ambiguous and downright disturbing example. It's said throughout the play that animals are losing their power of speech, and if applicable, their ability to walk on two legs. But we're never told whether or not they actually remember when they could walk and talk, leaving one of two possibilities…either they have forgotten their own "sentience", sentience, or they are "psychologically ' 'psychologically tortured to the point of not speaking out for fear something will happen." ' ' Something Bad indeed.
21st Jul '17 5:48:40 PM darkemyst
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* [[spoiler: Cyril]]'s fate of being reduced to bone while unable to die and pinned by his own blade with King Rodericke regularly collecting shavings of him and then leaving him to heal in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''.
20th Jul '17 12:12:20 PM Tacitus
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** The supplement Book of Vile Darkness has the spell Eternity of Torture, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Like most Vile Magic, only wizards who have already fallen past the MoralEventHorizon would consider using it.
*** A gruesome magic item is known as the Iron Maiden of Preservation, which inflicts and heals 1d6 of damage every round.
** The second Monster Manual in the 4th Edition describes a specific case, the fate of the Primordial Storralk, who challenged Demogorgon for the title of Prince of Demons and came very close to winning. Demogorgon spared him, but ripped his body to pieces, and used the still-living pieces to construct his throne room. Storralk still lives in this state, and the two-headed giants called ettins were originally spawned from his body, including Demogorgon's powerful [[TheDragon Exarch]] Trarak. (Legend says that Storralk can be released from his imprisonment if Tharak is slain and her heart burned upon Demogorgon's throne; the freed Primordial could prove a valuable ally for anyone who would challenge the Prince of Demons.)

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** The supplement Book ''Book of Vile Darkness Darkness'' has the spell Eternity of Torture, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Like most Vile Magic, only wizards who have already fallen past the MoralEventHorizon would consider using it.
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it. The same book also introduces a gruesome magic item is known as the Iron Maiden of Preservation, which inflicts and ''and'' heals 1d6 points of damage every round.
** The second Monster Manual ''Monster Manual'' in the 4th Edition describes a specific case, the fate of the Primordial Storralk, who challenged Demogorgon for the title of Prince of Demons and came very close to winning. Demogorgon spared him, but ripped his body to pieces, and used the still-living pieces to construct his throne room. Storralk still lives in this state, and the two-headed giants called ettins were originally spawned from his body, including Demogorgon's powerful [[TheDragon Exarch]] Trarak. (Legend says that Storralk can be released from his imprisonment if Tharak is slain and her heart burned upon Demogorgon's throne; the freed Primordial could prove a valuable ally for anyone who would challenge the Prince of Demons.)



** It's hard to feel sorry for an [[EldritchAbomination aboleth]], but as aquatic creatures, they can't breathe air for very long, and they do ''not'' "drown" if they are separated from the water too long. Instead, they enter a state called "Long Dreaming" which they consider far worse than death; a thick membrane forms around the aboleth, and it enters a state of suspended animation where it experiences hideous nightmares. (Of course, an aboleth in such a state is a sitting duck if an enemy - which is most other races - finds it, so it's usually killed soon anyway.)
** The splatbook ''Hordes of the Abyss'' from 3.5 edition expands upon DemonicPossession and what it entails. One in particular, the [[BalefulPolymorph transformer]] possession, allows the possessing demon to transform part of their host's body into a demonic shape. This trope comes into play when the demon completely transforms the victim; the book says "the demon has essentially replaced" the victim, leaving them trapped inside with no way to communicate or even [[FightingFromWithin fight from within]] AND having [[ForcedToWatch to see every atrocity the demon is committing]].

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** It's hard to feel sorry for an [[EldritchAbomination aboleth]], but as aquatic creatures, they can't breathe air for very long, and but they do ''not'' "drown" if they are separated from the water too long. Instead, they enter a state called "Long Dreaming" which they consider far worse than death; a thick membrane forms around the aboleth, and it enters a state of suspended animation where it experiences hideous nightmares. (Of course, an aboleth in such a state is a sitting duck if an enemy - which is most other races - finds it, so it's usually killed soon anyway.)
** The splatbook ''Hordes of the Abyss'' from 3.5 edition expands upon DemonicPossession and what it entails. One in particular, the [[BalefulPolymorph transformer]] possession, allows the possessing demon to transform part of their host's body into a demonic shape. This trope comes into play when the demon completely transforms the victim; the book says "the demon has essentially replaced" the victim, leaving them trapped inside with no way to communicate or even [[FightingFromWithin [[FightingFromTheInside fight from within]] AND having [[ForcedToWatch to see every atrocity the demon is committing]].committing]].
** The accompanying ''Tyrants of the Nine Hells'' describes a variety of Baatezu called the Nupperibo. These unfortunate devils have [[YouHaveFailedMe failed]] their superiors in some way, so they're carted off to be tortured and mutilated as part of their demotion to a lower form of fiend. Their get their [[EyeScream eyes]] and {{mouth stitched shut}}, their ears are filled with lead, their bodies are pumped full of all manner of foulness until they're bloated with corruption, and finally their brains are extracted through their nostrils. The result is a blind, deaf, mute, mindless wretch that can serve as CannonFodder in the Blood War, a beast of burden/slave laborer, and a very potent reminder of the price of failure.
10th Jun '17 12:15:33 PM Mineboot45
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* [[http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99004 xkcd]] did a pretty literal one; it also skewers a classic schoolyard LameComeback as well.

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* [[http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99004 [[https://xkcd.com/1139/ xkcd]] did a pretty literal one; it also skewers a classic schoolyard LameComeback as well.
23rd May '17 8:35:52 PM RealZodiacKiller
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** The Tzimisce in ''Vampire: The Masquerade'' do this ''for kicks'' to whoever screws with them, and a few who don't.

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** The Tzimisce in ''Vampire: The Masquerade'' do this ''for kicks'' to whoever screws with them, and a few who don't. Similarly, characters with an advanced understanding of the ''Obtenebration'' ability can use the ''Enter the Abyss'' power to take yourself and someone else into the Abyss, and it is very clear that you can leave them there, alone, to die.
30th Apr '17 4:55:29 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Verse 87:13 of the Literature/{{Quran}} describes the torment of the damned in the "greatest fire" (Hell): "He does not die in there, nor does he live."

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* Verse 87:13 of the Literature/{{Quran}} Literature/TheQuran describes the torment of the damned in the "greatest fire" (Hell): "He does not die in there, nor does he live."
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