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29th May '16 8:15:17 AM Eievie
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In terms of her origins, the Battleaxe Nurse has many. First is the {{Subversion}} of what the audience expects - nurses are supposed to be caring, right? This type of subversion is similar in its origins to the EvilClown trope - clowns are supposed to be associated with joy, and thus it creates a rich irony to associate them with terror. Likewise for the Battleaxe Nurse.

Another origin is by subverting the HospitalHottie trope - rather than conform to male fantasy, the Battleaxe Nurse crushes it.

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In terms of her origins, the Battleaxe Nurse has many. First is the {{Subversion}} of what the audience expects - nurses expects--nurses are supposed to be caring, right? This type of subversion is similar in its origins to the EvilClown trope - clowns trope--clowns are supposed to be associated with joy, and thus it creates a rich irony to associate them with terror. Likewise for the Battleaxe Nurse.

Another origin is by subverting the HospitalHottie trope - rather trope--rather than conform to male fantasy, the Battleaxe Nurse crushes it.
25th Apr '16 2:45:16 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Apr '16 3:42:57 PM Willbyr
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23rd Apr '16 3:42:32 PM Willbyr
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* Prison doctor Rei Takashima of the titular ''DeadmanWonderland'', though calling her "doctor" is putting it nicely. She gets sadistic pleasure removing the body parts of fully conscious Deadmen when they lose a {{Gladiator Game}}. She happily skips into the {{Moral Event Horizon}} when gleefully removing the right eyeball of {{Badass}} former cop, Senji Kiyosama after losing to {{Troubled But Cute}} protagonist, Ganta. She's last seen creating a hideous abomination of combined forgeries (fake Deadmen who were former prisoners brainwashed into becoming drugged up killing machines) before being unceremoniously killed by the {{Ax Crazy}} Wretched Egg.

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* Prison doctor Rei Takashima of the titular ''DeadmanWonderland'', ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', though calling her "doctor" is putting it nicely. She gets sadistic pleasure removing the body parts of fully conscious Deadmen when they lose a {{Gladiator Game}}. She happily skips into the {{Moral Event Horizon}} when gleefully removing the right eyeball of {{Badass}} former cop, Senji Kiyosama after losing to {{Troubled But Cute}} protagonist, Ganta. She's last seen creating a hideous abomination of combined forgeries (fake Deadmen who were former prisoners brainwashed into becoming drugged up killing machines) before being unceremoniously killed by the {{Ax Crazy}} Wretched Egg.
23rd Apr '16 9:35:45 AM Quanyails
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* In the Anime/FullmetalAlchemist fanfiction [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5998743/1/Asylum_rewritten Asylum]], Lust is a nurse. Predictably, she's also this. "I wouldn't be so foolish as to pin me with the stereotypes of my profession, if I were you... I don't feel compassion, and especially not for the condemned."

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* In the Anime/FullmetalAlchemist ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' fanfiction [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5998743/1/Asylum_rewritten Asylum]], Lust is a nurse. Predictably, she's also this. "I wouldn't be so foolish as to pin me with the stereotypes of my profession, if I were you... I don't feel compassion, and especially not for the condemned."
20th Apr '16 8:18:40 PM Jake18
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* Nurse Davis from ''Film/TheSnakePit'' is mean and petty and in one scene essentially proves the mental patient she hates into a relapse.

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* Nurse Davis from ''Film/TheSnakePit'' is mean and petty and in one scene essentially proves provokess the mental patient she hates into a relapse.
3rd Apr '16 6:30:10 PM JackG
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* ''Assignment Gestapo'' by Creator/SvenHassel. [[DumbMuscle Tiny]] falls in love with the (so-called) milder version, because she's the first woman he's met who's tough enough not to take any abuse from him.

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* ''Assignment Gestapo'' by Creator/SvenHassel. [[DumbMuscle Tiny]] falls in love with the (so-called) milder version, because she's the first woman he's met [[BrawnHilda who's tough enough not to take any abuse from him.him]].



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had one of these as the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Ghost of the Week]] in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E19FolsomPrisonBlues "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, Ep19)]].

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had one of these as the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Ghost of the Week]] in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E19FolsomPrisonBlues "Folsom Prison Blues" (S02, Ep19)]]. Dean lampshades the trope when the Winchesters go undercover in a mental hospital, to the nurse who's giving him an initial examination. The nurse is quite friendly though [[spoiler:except she's the MonsterOfTheWeek.]]
21st Mar '16 3:01:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned above, Nurse Ratched in ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.

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* As mentioned above, Nurse Ratched in ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.
12th Feb '16 2:25:58 PM Prfnoff
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* Mako Yakumaru from ''RosarioToVampire'' has an injection fetish. Her injections temporarily turn people into her slaves, and proceed to help her carry out homicidal Antithesis missions.
* Played straight and including a souped-up MadDoctor version in an episode of the ''SorcererHunters'' anime. A hospital run by two women who [[spoiler: use the facility as a cover for torturing male patients because they've been betrayed by men in the past.]]

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* Mako Yakumaru from ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has an injection fetish. Her injections temporarily turn people into her slaves, and proceed to help her carry out homicidal Antithesis missions.
* Played straight and including a souped-up MadDoctor version in an episode of the ''SorcererHunters'' ''Manga/SorcererHunters'' anime. A hospital run by two women who [[spoiler: use the facility as a cover for torturing male patients because they've been betrayed by men in the past.]]
31st Jan '16 6:17:09 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' features one in the side story ''Pinto''. Tsukiyama introduces Chie to a beautiful nurse hopelessly in love with one of the doctors, and constantly harassed by one of her elderly patients. Later on, it's revealed that she regularly beats the old man and steals gifts from him, knowing that he won't remember the abuse later on. When her reputation is threatened, she murders the old man and claims to have failed to save him from a Ghoul attack. It earns her the admiration of her coworkers and the affections of the doctor she'd been crushing on.
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