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26th Mar '17 9:44:30 AM nombretomado
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* According to some sources who have been to NorthKorea -- such as ''New York Times'' columnist Nicholas Kristof -- every apartment and public space in the country is rigged with loudspeakers that can't be shut off. They are actual {{propaganda machine}}s that broadcast into every occupied space in the country. North Koreans don't need alarm clocks. The speaker starts blasting "news" and music every day at 6 a.m.

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* According to some sources who have been to NorthKorea UsefulNotes/NorthKorea -- such as ''New York Times'' columnist Nicholas Kristof -- every apartment and public space in the country is rigged with loudspeakers that can't be shut off. They are actual {{propaganda machine}}s that broadcast into every occupied space in the country. North Koreans don't need alarm clocks. The speaker starts blasting "news" and music every day at 6 a.m.
18th Feb '17 2:58:19 AM Silverblade2
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* Several DC villains are prone to taking over TV stations or theatres and executing their plans in front of a live audience. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker does this fairly often, but it's especially common for ComicBook/TheFlash's villain Abra Kadabra, who has a pathological need for applause (which he will ''force'' out of his audience, if necessary.)

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* Several DC villains are prone to taking over TV stations or theatres and executing their plans in front of a live audience. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker does this fairly often, but it's especially common for ComicBook/TheFlash's villain Abra Kadabra, who has a pathological need for applause (which he will ''force'' out of his audience, if necessary.)
28th Dec '16 8:36:03 AM rjd1922
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* In "The Hunger Games", the impoverished districts, despite not having enough resources for food and medicine, are forced to watch their children fight to the death on televisions in their own homes.

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* In "The Hunger Games", ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', the impoverished districts, despite not having enough resources for food and medicine, are forced to watch their children fight to the death on televisions in their own homes.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', GLaDOS tells Chell that [[spoiler:After Chell killed her, she was forced to watch the last moments of her life over and over again.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] tells Chell that [[spoiler:After [[spoiler:after Chell killed her, she was forced to watch the last moments of her life over and over again.]]
24th Jun '16 7:14:59 PM harlbior
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane locks an injured Bruce Wayne in a cell with a television screen showing a news program on Bane's reign of terror on Gotham City.


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* Movie Theatres are another downplayed example. Since it's not known beforehand when a movie will actually start, moviegoers often have to sit through half an hour of trailers for other movies, ads, and public service announcements before seeing the movie they've paid to see. Think you can just show up late to compensate? You might have to struggle to find a seat in the dark - and if you're watching a movie on the one day that the theatre decided to skip the previews and just show the movie, you've just missed the first part of the movie. And that's before we consider the overpriced refreshments...
* Mobile versions of websites often have an ad that plays before the user can view the site that the user can't exit (or has a minimum wait period before this option is available).
18th Apr '16 3:58:25 AM Shippudentimes
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** And, in Season 8, [[spoiler:they've traded places yet again.]]
20th Mar '16 8:34:59 PM SKYLARK9
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* In "Book/The Hunger Games", the impoverished districts, despite not having enough resources for food and medicine, are forced to watch their children fight to the death on televisions in their own homes.

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* In "Book/The "The Hunger Games", the impoverished districts, despite not having enough resources for food and medicine, are forced to watch their children fight to the death on televisions in their own homes.
20th Mar '16 8:34:01 PM SKYLARK9
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*In "Book/The Hunger Games", the impoverished districts, despite not having enough resources for food and medicine, are forced to watch their children fight to the death on televisions in their own homes.
29th Feb '16 2:25:14 PM tropesinreadiness
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* The entire Guild in ''Series/JamAndJerusalem'', every time Pauline gives one of her talks.
9th Dec '15 11:12:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Doofenshmirtz ambushes a TV executive at a FanConvention and forces him to listen to his pitch for an action series starring characters based on [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue Perry the Platypus and himself]]. Funnily enough, the executive actually likes the idea, but when he politely suggests that [[ExecutiveMeddling Perry's character have a love interest]], Doof [[WriterRevolt winds up feeling insulted and infuriated and storms off]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Doofenshmirtz ambushes a TV executive at a FanConvention and forces him to listen to his pitch for an action series starring characters based on [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue Perry the Platypus and himself]]. Funnily enough, the executive actually likes the idea, but when he politely suggests that [[ExecutiveMeddling Perry's character have a love interest]], Doof [[WriterRevolt winds up feeling insulted and infuriated and storms off]]. The executive ends up making a WritingAroundTrademarks version anyway that Doof admits really is better.
23rd Feb '15 1:00:50 PM case
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', the Joker has a whole studio audience captured and forced to watch Batman as he is electrocuted by a chair powered by the laughs of the audience. He uses his gas to get them to laugh.
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