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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the character of the Tickler, one of Gregor Clegane's merry band of psychopaths. He's first seen torturing civilians for information, and it's implied that he does very little else.
** There is also Ramsay Bolton, who likes to torture any living being, especially if said living being is a female. He also enjoys torturing [[spoiler:the second Reek.]]

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the character of the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
** The
Tickler, one of Gregor Clegane's merry band of psychopaths. He's first seen torturing civilians for information, and it's implied that information. Outside of this task, he does very little else.
appears to be a perfectly unexceptional soldier.
** There is also The Boltons are known for flaying their enemies alive. Roose Bolton's bastard Ramsay Bolton, who likes to torture any living being, especially if said living being is takes a female. He also enjoys particular interest in torturing [[spoiler:the second Reek.]]various victims.
** Qyburn uses his knowledge of anatomy and new position as the Master of Whispers to become Cersei's official torturer.



* In the ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' the Sith use Force Lightning or just common electricity, at different times, to extract information, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil convert Jedi to the Dark Side]], [[YouHaveFailedMe punish apprentices for faults]] and ''as a part of a question-and-answer game''.
** In fairness, said "question and answer game" is conducted by someone [[AxCrazy unhinged]] even by Sith standards.
** The fondness for lightning is still alive and well in the [[TheEmpire Sith Empire]] [[Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic three hundred years later]], though the game treats some uses (particularly by the Sith Inquisitor's hands) as ComedicSociopathy.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Unlimited Blade Works route, Caster capture Shirou's Servant, Saber by force, then tortured her. And knowing Caster from Fate route, you know she is ''not'' a nice person.
** The background of [[spoiler:Avenger]] reveals that in life he was a completely ordinary human who was made TheScapegoat for all the evils in the world by his village. They tortured him endlessly for years, carving curses into his skin, cutting off parts, and committing every sin imaginable on his flesh. They continued this until his death, and he only died because of ''old age''.
*** Made even worse by the fact that the people torturing him included his friends and family, who had all agreed he was the source of evil.
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'': In the first mission you find the person your supposed to be rescuing being tortured. [[{{Squick}} With his legs in a shallow bathtub and a car battery with jumper cables being pressed onto his chest]]. Apparently they had already gotten everything they wanted out of him, and was just torturing him out of spite (so much so that one comments on seeing smoke coming from his head).

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* In the ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' the ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': The Sith use Force Lightning or just common electricity, at different times, to extract information, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil convert Jedi to the Dark Side]], [[YouHaveFailedMe punish apprentices for faults]] and ''as a part of a question-and-answer game''.
** In fairness, said "question and answer game" is conducted by someone [[AxCrazy unhinged]] even by Sith standards.
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* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The fondness for lightning is still alive and well in the [[TheEmpire Sith Empire]] [[Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic three hundred years later]], after the first game, though the game treats some uses (particularly by the Sith Inquisitor's hands) as ComedicSociopathy.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''
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Unlimited Blade Works route, Caster capture Shirou's Servant, Saber by force, then tortured her. And knowing Caster from Fate route, you know she is ''not'' a nice person.
** The background of [[spoiler:Avenger]] reveals that in life he was a completely ordinary human who was made TheScapegoat for all the evils in the world by his village. They tortured him endlessly for years, carving curses into his skin, cutting off parts, and committing every sin imaginable on his flesh. They continued this until his death, and he only died because of ''old age''.
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age''. Made even worse by the fact that the people torturing him included his friends and family, who had all agreed he was the source of evil.
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'': ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'':
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In the first mission you find the person your supposed to be rescuing being tortured. [[{{Squick}} With his legs in a shallow bathtub and a car battery with jumper cables being pressed onto his chest]]. Apparently they had already gotten everything they wanted out of him, and was just torturing him out of spite (so much so that one comments on seeing smoke coming from his head).



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' "Beat this [[ExaltedTorturer filth until]] [[KnightTemplar it speaks]]..."

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
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"Beat this [[ExaltedTorturer filth until]] [[KnightTemplar it speaks]]..."



** And it's [[WhatTheHellHero not just the bad guys]] who do it; the Kirin Tor have you torture a WellIntentionedExtremist they have captured until he talks. And [[SarcasmMode naturally]] he knows all the details and blurts them out after repeated applications of excruciating pain, because TortureAlwaysWorks.
*** [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You can also continue torturing him even after he gives you information]], [[YouMonster he calls you sick through an exhausted from screaming whimper]].

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** And it's [[WhatTheHellHero not just the bad guys]] who do it; the Kirin Tor have you torture a WellIntentionedExtremist they have captured until he talks. And [[SarcasmMode naturally]] he knows all the details and blurts them out after repeated applications of excruciating pain, because TortureAlwaysWorks.
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TortureAlwaysWorks. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You can also continue torturing him even after he gives you information]], [[YouMonster he calls you sick through an exhausted from screaming whimper]].



* While we can only speculate on the specifics, it can be assumed that one Kron Harga, slaver, was loathsome enough to not warrant a swift and efficient (or ironic) execution via [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Omega's resident badass vigilante, Archangel]]. Injuries include, but were most likely not limited to: bullets in every extremity and major organ, massive head trauma possibly delivered through the butt-end of a rifle, before finally being in very close proximity to a container filled with explosives when said container suddenly detonated.

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* While we can only speculate on the specifics, it can be assumed that one Kron Harga, slaver, was loathsome enough to not warrant a swift and efficient (or ironic) execution via [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Omega's resident badass vigilante, Archangel]]. Injuries include, but were most likely not limited to: bullets in every extremity and major organ, massive head trauma possibly delivered through the butt-end of a rifle, before finally being in very close proximity to a container filled with explosives when said container it suddenly detonated.



* {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} can use her magic to summon horrible and deadly torture devices like spike-filled iron maidens, giant twisting winches, guillotines, and even giant chainsaws in order to brutally finish off angelic enemies. Said devices are also the same ones that were used on the other Umbran Witches after the angels tricked humanity into turning on them, so their use falls under 'revenge' (case in point, when Bayonetta uses a Torture Attack on a demon she doesn't use these devices, instead just using her summoned demons to brutalize them). Although with how she taunts and dances, it seems Bayonetta genuinely enjoys using these devices on her angelic foes as well, so their use probably also falls under 'pleasure'.

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* {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} can use her magic to summon horrible and deadly torture devices like spike-filled iron maidens, giant twisting winches, guillotines, and even giant chainsaws in order to brutally finish off angelic enemies. Said The devices are also the same ones that were used on the other Umbran Witches after the angels tricked humanity into turning on them, so their use falls under 'revenge' (case in point, when Bayonetta uses a Torture Attack on a demon she doesn't use these devices, instead just using her summoned demons to brutalize them). Although with how she taunts and dances, it seems Bayonetta genuinely enjoys using these devices on her angelic foes as well, so their use probably also falls under 'pleasure'.



* Black Mage of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is of the Type 3 variety. While he mostly [[AxCrazy just enjoys killing]], he sometimes takes his time, like with his blind brother. Said brother [[EyeScream wasn't blind at first]].

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* Black Mage of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is of the Type 3 variety. While he mostly [[AxCrazy just enjoys killing]], he sometimes takes his time, like with his blind brother. Said brother brother, who [[EyeScream wasn't blind at first]].
10th Dec '17 3:59:03 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of the DragonsLair fanfic "[[http://mcbain755.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2sh8hq Princess Daphne's Ordeal]]".
* At the climax of the first arc of ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'', [[spoiler:Midnight captures Robin and attaches him to a harness that apparently injects chemicals of some sort into his body, causing intense pain]]. The point of this is to mentally break [[spoiler:Robin]], in order to [[spoiler:dissolve the Titans.]]

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* The plot of the DragonsLair ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' fanfic "[[http://mcbain755.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2sh8hq Princess Daphne's Ordeal]]".
* At the climax of the first arc of ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'', ''Fanfic/JewelOfDarkness'', [[spoiler:Midnight captures Robin and attaches him to a harness that apparently injects chemicals of some sort into his body, causing intense pain]]. The point of this is to mentally break [[spoiler:Robin]], in order to [[spoiler:dissolve the Titans.]]
10th Dec '17 12:45:53 PM PrimeSoundwave
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* One of the fetishes of [[BigBad Isaac Westcott]] from ''LightNovel/DateALive''. He also goes on [[ToThePain a long and detailed list]] on what he would do Tohka in order to [[DespairEventHorizon push her to the brink]], like [[ElectricTorture electrocution]], [[AlmostOutOfOxygen oxygen deprivation]], [[{{Fingore}} peeling her nails]], [[TheToothHurts ripping out her teeth]], and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil trample her dignity as woman]]. We get to see the results of his torture in full in volume 13, [[spoiler:Nia re-experiences them with the Realizer implanted in her head.]]
10th Dec '17 11:32:44 AM PrimeSoundwave
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->'''Thermian captain:''' I have told you all I know... if you have any mercy within you, please, let me die.\\
'''Sarris:''' When I grow weary of the noises you make, you shall die!
-->-- ''Film/GalaxyQuest''

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->'''Thermian captain:''' I have told ->'''Isaac Westcott:''' Maybe it would be faster if we increased the physical torture on her? Letís start off with electrocution. And then decrease the oxygen concentration in the room, and observe her reaction. Maybe we can also try changing the air pressure. If those fail, then letís chip her nails away, and her fingers... ah, right, maybe we can grind out her teeth too. The pain felt by the nervous system will be unbearable by then. A Spiritís body is much more resilient than a human... try feeding her poison. Ah, in that case, we should also give her tranquilizers. And then, yes, you're a virgin? How do you all I know... if feel about your own chastity? The pain you will feel when we completely destroy and defile your dignity you have as a woman. In the long time youíve spent in this world, have you had any mercy within friends or loved ones? If we were to kill a loved one in front of you, please, let me die.\\
'''Sarris:''' When
how would you feel? I grow weary would love to see one of them dying before your eyes to see the noises you make, you shall die!
results.
-->-- ''Film/GalaxyQuest''
''LightNovel/DateALive''
5th Dec '17 4:56:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Cupcakes}}''. The whole plot of the story is Pinkie Pie torturing Rainbow Dash. And it shows all of it in [[PurpleProse Graphic]] detail.

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* ''{{Cupcakes}}''.''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}''. The whole plot of the story is Pinkie Pie torturing Rainbow Dash. And it shows all of it in [[PurpleProse Graphic]] detail.
4th Dec '17 6:53:29 AM Dravencour
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* At one point in the actual ''Manga/FairyTail'' series, [[spoiler: Kyouka of the Dark Guild Tartaros captures and tortures Erza Scarlet. Later, after Erza broke out, Erza, in Chapter 372, had a perfect opportunity to do the same back to Kyouka. But she didn't.]] So, [[http://mrshoneydew.deviantart.com/art/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-Should-Have-Been-524338116 someone rewrote]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10791036/1/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-should-have-been that chapter]] so that Erza ''does'' [[spoiler: [[PayEvilUntoEvil torture Kyouka]].]] [[RonTheDeathEater Sometimes with]] [[DisproportionateRetribution crueler methods]]. How do you respond to being [[spoiler: stripped naked, having your sensitivity to pain heightened, and then getting whipped like crazy and electrocuted]]? By [[spoiler: chopping your torturer's arms off, smashing her face against a stone floor multiple times, ripping open her stomach and leaving her organs exposed, ripping out a few of her organs, including one of her LUNGS!, squashing her shoulder bones like tin cans, and, of course, more electrocution.]] And when you're done, why not [[spoiler: [[EyeScream rip her eyes out too]]]]?

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* At one point in the actual ''Manga/FairyTail'' series, [[spoiler: Kyouka of the Dark Guild Tartaros captures and tortures Erza Scarlet. Later, after Erza broke out, Erza, in Chapter 372, had a perfect opportunity to do the same back to Kyouka. But she didn't.]] So, [[http://mrshoneydew.deviantart.com/art/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-Should-Have-Been-524338116 someone rewrote]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10791036/1/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-should-have-been that chapter]] so that Erza ''does'' [[spoiler: [[PayEvilUntoEvil torture Kyouka]].]] [[RonTheDeathEater Sometimes with]] [[DisproportionateRetribution crueler methods]]. How do you respond to being [[spoiler: stripped naked, having your sensitivity to pain heightened, and then getting whipped like crazy and electrocuted]]? By [[spoiler: chopping your torturer's arms off, smashing her face against a stone floor multiple times, ripping open her stomach and leaving her organs exposed, ripping out a few of her organs, including one of her LUNGS!, squashing her shoulder bones like tin cans, and, of course, more electrocution.]] And when you're done, why not [[spoiler: [[EyeScream rip her eyes out too]]]]?too]]]]? YIKES. One can only imagine that the author was either sadistic or had a lot of pent-up rage for [[spoiler:Kyouka]].
26th Oct '17 1:13:11 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', the Throg threatens Shann with this to get him to make a broadcast and lure a ship in, so that it can be disposed of, preventing news from getting back. He does make the broadcast, and gives the warning cryptically, so it's only when the ship veers off that they drag him off for it. They strap him to a frame so that arrivals will see him and be warned. When a counter-attack comes, the leader appears to ponder whether to drag him with them so that ThePromise to do this can be fulfill. [[spoiler:Thorvald, arriving to cut him loose, looks anxiously over him to see if he's hurt, and Shann assures him that they arrived soon enough.]]

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', the Throg threatens Shann with this to get him to make a broadcast and lure a ship in, so that it can be disposed of, preventing news from getting back. He does make the broadcast, and gives the warning cryptically, so it's only when the ship veers off that they drag him off for it. They strap him to a frame so that arrivals will see him and be warned. When a counter-attack comes, the leader appears to ponder whether to drag him with them so that ThePromise to do this can be fulfill.fulfilled. [[spoiler:Thorvald, arriving to cut him loose, looks anxiously over him to see if he's hurt, and Shann assures him that they arrived soon enough.]]
26th Oct '17 12:21:38 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', [[spoiler:Dragur]] observes that only the unimaginative resort to this, since a man will say anything to stop the pain.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', [[spoiler:Dragur]] observes that only the unimaginative resort to this, since a man will say anything to stop the pain.
26th Sep '17 5:29:02 PM StarTropes
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** Gibbs and [=McGee=] are subjected to months of torture in Paraguay.
20th Sep '17 7:19:53 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor]] are exceptionally fond of this trope. In addition to grisly blood spatters and skeletons chained to the walls, their dungeons usually contain racks, embalming tools, and ''axes''. In one quest you even interrupt an in-progress interrogation, which is about as unpleasant as you'd expect.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Skyrim]]'':
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[[ANaziByAnyOtherName the The Thalmor]] are exceptionally fond of this trope. In addition to grisly blood spatters and skeletons chained to the walls, their dungeons usually contain racks, embalming tools, and ''axes''. In one quest you even interrupt an in-progress interrogation, which is about as unpleasant as you'd expect.expect.
*** A dedicated torture chamber is one of the things you can buy for the new Dark Brotherhood sanctuary. Torturing victims within reveals the location of hidden treasure, and are also useful for training up your skills (but be careful not to kill them, as they won't respawn).
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