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20th Mar '17 6:03:45 PM Eagal
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* Hogwarts turns into this in Creator/JKRowling's ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', thanks to Umbridge (former trope namer for TyrantTakesTheHelm).
** It gets mostly better in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', then rather '''''a lot worse''''' under the Carrow siblings in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''. As the PowerTrio have dropped out to pursue Horcruxes, we mostly only hear about the horrors secondhand.
** Hogwarts toes the line between this and AcademyOfAdventure. The CrustyCaretaker likes to reminiscence about the good old days when he could hang troublemakers from the ceiling by their ankles, although he may have just been running his mouth. The BigBad himself went there half a century ago and arranged a lot of "nasty incidents", including the murder of another student (who still hangs around as a ghost).
** Another example is (potentially) Durmstrang Institute, first mentioned in ''Goblet of Fire'', which is one of the premier wizarding schools of Europe. We never actually ''see'' Durmstrang, but there's tell that the faculty and students are cruel and that it involves setting people on fire. It also doesn't help that their headmaster, Igor Karkaroff, was one of [[BigBad Voldemort]]'s minions before the events of the series ''or'' that it was the school where Gellert Grindelwald (who is the wizarding world's version of Hitler) attended as a student before he [[EvenEvilHasStandards was expelled for "twisted experiments".]]

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* Hogwarts turns into this in Creator/JKRowling's ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', thanks to Umbridge (former trope namer for TyrantTakesTheHelm).
Franchise/HarryPotter series has a number of examples.
** It gets mostly better in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', then rather '''''a lot worse''''' under the Carrow siblings in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''. As the PowerTrio have dropped out to pursue Horcruxes, we mostly only hear about the horrors secondhand.
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Most prominently, Hogwarts toes the line between this School of Witchcraft and AcademyOfAdventure. The CrustyCaretaker likes to reminiscence about the good old days when he could hang troublemakers from the ceiling by their ankles, although he Wizardry. [[AcademyOfAdventure Adventurous]] though it may have just be, it has a rampant, unchecked bullying problem that has been running his mouth.ongoing for at least half a century (Harry's father was a bully himself, while Harry and later, Harry's son were both victims of it). Dumbledore knowingly hired two different teachers he knew for a fact were incapable of doing the job he hired them to do, while two other staff members display, at the best of times, undisguised disdain for students. The BigBad himself went there half a century ago and arranged a lot of "nasty incidents", including the murder of another student (who still hangs around as a ghost). \n It gets, if possible, worse during the brief tenures of Dolores Umbridge in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' and the Carrow siblings in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' as temporary Headmasters of the school.
** Another example is (potentially) Durmstrang Institute, first mentioned in ''Goblet of Fire'', which is one of the premier wizarding schools of Europe. We never actually ''see'' Durmstrang, but there's tell that the faculty and students are cruel and that it involves setting people on fire. It also doesn't help that their headmaster, Igor Karkaroff, was one of [[BigBad Voldemort]]'s minions before the events of the series ''or'' that it was the school where Gellert Grindelwald (who is the wizarding world's version of Hitler) attended as a student before he [[EvenEvilHasStandards was expelled for "twisted experiments".]]



** These could be just a case of TruthInTelevision: in real life, people believe all sorts of stories about their schools' arch-rivals that have no basis in reality whatsoever (and deep down, most of us usually know it).
8th Feb '17 6:53:01 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''The Stolen Spring'' by Hans Scherfig, has a quite straight example, set in a pre-war Danish society. The boys are regularly bullied by the teachers, and they bully back on eachother and on other teachers. No wonder the whole story centers around the pupil who eventually ended up killing the most hated teacher of them all.
24th Jan '17 10:18:24 AM Dravencour
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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', the boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on Tranquility Bay, a "behavior modification center" in Jamaica for troubled American teens that was infamous for their horrendous treatment of the kids sent there and the deaths that occurred, it's understandable.

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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', the boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on Tranquility Bay, a "behavior modification center" "Teen Treatment" facility in Jamaica for troubled American teens that was infamous for their the horrendous treatment of the kids sent there and the deaths that occurred, it's understandable.
24th Jan '17 10:14:25 AM Dravencour
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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', The boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on "Tranquility Bay" (see RealLife below), it's understandable.

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* In Morton Rhue's ''Boot Camp'', The the boot camp "Harmony Lake" is this, its methods a mix between ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' (on the instructors' part) and the Experiment House from ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' (on the bullies' part)... and things still manage to go FromBadToWorse in the end. Given that it was based on "Tranquility Bay" (see RealLife below), Tranquility Bay, a "behavior modification center" in Jamaica for troubled American teens that was infamous for their horrendous treatment of the kids sent there and the deaths that occurred, it's understandable.
20th Jan '17 12:13:01 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy", in which the villainess turns a perfectly nice all-girl boarding school into one temporarily. Going by the name Miss Magister, she takes over Saxon Heights by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there forces all the girls to dress like her at all times, sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]], and seizes all the girls' smartphones and tablets -- ostensibly so they'll stop wasting time "[=SnapBooking=] and [=FaceChatting=]" but really to assemble a transmitter for summoning [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]]! She's about to kill a girl who tries to keep her tablet, but is stopped when UNIT pulls a BigDamnHeroes move, forcing her to escape and vow {{Revenge}} should their paths cross again...

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy", in which the villainess turns a perfectly nice all-girl boarding school into one temporarily. Going by the name Miss Magister, she takes over Saxon Heights by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there forces all the girls to dress like her at all times, sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]], and seizes all the girls' smartphones and tablets -- ostensibly so they'll stop wasting time "[=SnapBooking=] and [=FaceChatting=]" but really to assemble a transmitter for [[spoiler: summoning [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]]! She's about to kill Daemon! UNIT stops her before that happens -- and before she kills a girl who tries to keep her tablet, was disobedient -- but is stopped when UNIT pulls a BigDamnHeroes move, forcing her she gets away to escape and vow {{Revenge}} should their paths cross again...scheme another day, of course]].
20th Jan '17 12:09:38 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going Missy", in which the villainess turns a perfectly nice all-girl boarding school into one temporarily. Going by the name Miss Magister, she takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and times, sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]"]], and seizes all the girls' smartphones and tablets -- ostensibly so they'll stop wasting time "[=SnapBooking=] and [=FaceChatting=]" but really to assemble a transmitter for summoning [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]]! She's about to kill a girl who tries to keep her tablet, but is stopped when UNIT pulls a BigDamnHeroes move, forcing her to escape and vow {{Revenge}} should their paths cross again...
20th Jan '17 12:01:50 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/Doctor Who [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]

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* The ''Series/Doctor Who ''Series/DoctorWho [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]
20th Jan '17 12:01:12 PM Sapphirea2
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* The ''Series/Doctor Who [[TheChristmasAnnual Official Annual 2017]]'' features the short story "Yes, Missy". The villainess, going by the name Miss Magister, takes over all-girl boarding school Saxon Heights in ThePresentDay by using hypnosis on the faculty, and from there hatches a scheme to summon [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons a Daemon]] via a transmitter powered with all the tablets and smartphones in the facility. Along the way, she forces all the girls to dress like her at all times and sends the prefects to London for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons "something about inspecting the copies of Magna Carta..."]]
16th Jan '17 8:25:22 AM Divra
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** The downside of the Assassins' Guild is that the number of students tends to be considerably smaller at the end of the year than it was at the beginning due to the student rivalries.

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** The downside of the Assassins' Guild is that the number of students tends to be considerably smaller at the end of the year than it was at the beginning due to the student rivalries.rivalries and the Guild's firm belief in competitive graduation exams.
8th Jan '17 5:48:38 PM ANTMuddle
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You are likely to find yourself in one of these places if sent OffToBoardingSchool by the CardCarryingVillain, often doubling as a DustbinSchool, SchoolForScheming or AcademyOfEvil. Still, count yourself lucky. At least you're not in an OrphanageOfFear and don't have to deal with an EvilOrphanageLady. If you're unlucky, your summer is only apt to be marginally better - but see SummerCampy for that.

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You are likely to find yourself in one of these places if sent OffToBoardingSchool by the CardCarryingVillain, often doubling as a DustbinSchool, SchoolForScheming or AcademyOfEvil. Still, count yourself lucky. At lucky; at least you're not in an OrphanageOfFear and don't have to deal with an EvilOrphanageLady. If you're unlucky, your summer is only apt to be marginally better - but see SummerCampy for that.
that. In the best cases, expect it to overlap with ToughLove.
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