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30th Jun '16 8:13:55 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "A World Called Maanerek", the Hegemony ship, having suffered too many discipline problems, had taken over part of a planet and let the men abuse the men and children there, and rape the women, freely to release their pent-up aggression.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "A World Called Maanerek", "Literature/AWorldCalledMaanerek", the Hegemony ship, having suffered too many discipline problems, had taken over part of a planet and let the men abuse the men and children there, and rape the women, freely to release their pent-up aggression.
24th Jun '16 8:11:26 PM HeraldAlberich
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** Darth Vader tortures Leia to get information; later, in ''The Empire Strikes Back'', he tortures Han and the other captives to lure Luke to him. (ScreamDiscretionShot comes into play.)
-->''"They didn't even ask any questions."''

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** In ''Film/ANewHope'', Darth Vader tortures Leia to get information; later, in ''The Empire Strikes Back'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', he tortures Han and the other captives to lure Luke to him. (ScreamDiscretionShot comes into play.)
-->''"They --->'''Han:''' They didn't even ask any questions."''



** Jabba the Hutt used torture to amuse himself. He even had ''droids'' tortured, and put a droid that loved the pain of others as much as he did in charge of it. A droid from a line that had, decades earlier, been given then-illegal interrogator droids' motivators by mistake.
** After Luke refuses to [[SelfMadeOrphan kill his father]] and take his place, Palpatine, [[VillainousBreakdown infuriated that something isn't going according to his plan]], proceeds to [[ElectricTorture slowly electrocute him.]] Thankfully for Luke it only lasts a few minutes before [[HeelFaceTurn his dad throws the Emperor down a reactor shaft.]] (Although, it is mentioned in some sources that Force Lightning is more like a pure evil energy than electricity which causes more than just physical pain, and that someone who survives it doesn't forget it easily...)

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** Jabba the Hutt used uses torture to amuse himself. He even had has ''droids'' tortured, and put puts a droid that loved loves the pain of others as much as he did does in charge of it. A droid from a line that had, decades earlier, been given then-illegal interrogator droids' motivators by mistake.
** After Luke refuses to [[SelfMadeOrphan kill his father]] and take his place, Palpatine, [[VillainousBreakdown infuriated that something isn't going according to his plan]], proceeds to [[ElectricTorture slowly electrocute him.]] him]]. Thankfully for Luke it only lasts a few minutes before [[HeelFaceTurn his dad throws the Emperor down a reactor shaft.]] shaft]]. (Although, it is mentioned in some sources that Force Lightning is more like a pure evil energy than electricity which causes more than just physical pain, and that someone who survives it doesn't forget it easily...)



--> '''Mr. Blonde''': Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get.

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--> '''Mr. Blonde''': -->'''Mr. Blonde:''' Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get.



** ...and of course there's the famous laser beam scene in "Film/{{Goldfinger}}:
-->'''James Bond:''' "Do you expect me to talk?"
-->'''Auric Goldfinger:''' "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!"

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** ...and of course there's the famous laser beam scene in "Film/{{Goldfinger}}:
-->'''James
''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'':
--->'''James
Bond:''' "Do Do you expect me to talk?"
-->'''Auric
talk?\\
'''Auric
Goldfinger:''' "No, No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!"die!



* In Susan Matthews's novel ''Exchange of Hostages'', a doctor is drafted into service as an official torturer of the state. He is {{squick}}ed to discover that he enjoys it - a lot.

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* In Susan Matthews's novel ''Exchange of Hostages'', a doctor is drafted into service as an official torturer of the state. He is {{squick}}ed to discover that he enjoys it - a it--a lot.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Turn Coat'', the [[EldritchAbomination skinwalker]] tortures [[spoiler:Thomas by peeling strips of skin off and [[HealingFactor waiting for them to grow back]]. Once he's so low on vamp energy that he's about to die, it feeds him someone, who, given his current state, he's guaranteed to kill. Then it starts the process over. By the time Harry gets him back, Thomas is so completely [[BreakTheCutie broken]] that he's stopped caring about much of anything.]]
** Harry undergoes a milder version himself in ''Dead Beat'' at the hands of [[spoiler:Cassius, who wanted revenge for Harry's JackBauerInterrogationTechnique last time they met]]. It's mentioned three books later that he still has scars from having his stomach beaten with a chain for who knows how long.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Turn Coat'', ''Literature/TurnCoat'', the [[EldritchAbomination skinwalker]] tortures [[spoiler:Thomas by peeling strips of skin off and [[HealingFactor waiting for them to grow back]]. Once he's so low on vamp energy that he's about to die, it feeds him someone, who, given his current state, he's guaranteed to kill. Then it starts the process over. By the time Harry gets him back, Thomas is so completely [[BreakTheCutie broken]] that he's stopped caring about much of anything.]]
** Harry undergoes a milder version himself in ''Dead Beat'' ''Literature/DeadBeat'' at the hands of [[spoiler:Cassius, who wanted revenge for Harry's JackBauerInterrogationTechnique last time they met]]. It's mentioned three books later that he still has scars from having his stomach beaten with a chain for who knows how long.



** This trope barely covers what Mab did to the traitorous winter knight, from Summer Knight until [[spoiler:Harry killed in ''Changes'', which was roughly 6 years later]]
** Harry himself does this in ''White Night'' to one of a group of ghouls who raped, killed, and partially ate two teenage Wardens-in-training. He blasts a hole in the desert sand, dumps the ghoul in, melts the sand around it, then leaves a trail of orange juice from the ghoul to a nest of fire ants. He does MercyKill the ghoul eventually at the behest of Ramirez, but still, DAMN.

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** This trope barely covers what Mab did to the traitorous winter knight, Winter Knight, from Summer Knight ''Literature/SummerKnight'' until [[spoiler:Harry killed kills him in ''Changes'', ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', which was is roughly 6 years later]]
later]].
** Harry himself does this in ''White Night'' ''Literature/WhiteNight'' to one of a group of ghouls who raped, killed, and partially ate two teenage Wardens-in-training. He blasts a hole in the desert sand, dumps the ghoul in, melts the sand around it, then leaves a trail of orange juice from the ghoul to a nest of fire ants. He does MercyKill the ghoul eventually at the behest of Ramirez, but still, DAMN.



* The [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] torture ''all the time'', but as they attach spiritual significance to pain in all its forms, they're generally not "Cold-blooded" about it. (In fact, it's implied that they see torturing someone to death as being more merciful than straight-up killing them, as it gives them the chance to connect with the gods before they die. Yes, this civilization is [[ScaryDogmaticAliens massively screwed up]]. However did you guess?)

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* The [[Literature/NewJediOrder Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
** In the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series, the
Yuuzhan Vong]] Vong torture ''all the time'', but as they attach spiritual significance to pain in all its forms, they're generally not "Cold-blooded" about it. (In fact, it's implied that they see torturing someone to death as being more merciful than straight-up killing them, as it gives them the chance to connect with the gods before they die. Yes, this civilization is [[ScaryDogmaticAliens massively screwed up]]. However did you guess?)guess?)
** [[spoiler: The computer SIM]], in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', can't use conventional tortures and has to get creative--but it ''is'' called torture, several times. This is done partially to get something equivalent to a RestrainingBolt removed, partly for fun--as soon as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero someone else undoes that]], they start getting put through the same thing.
--->'''[[spoiler:SIM]]:''' [[spoiler:Malik]] was a brilliant computer programmer, but not a very good soldier. Especially since I've kept him trapped in this room for hours, turning the lights on and off, raising the heat to the boiling point, then letting the room nearly freeze over. In between, I'd send [[HollywoodAcid crab droids]] in to hunt him.
** In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', FauxAffablyEvil accountant Mosep Binneed sends Orrin Gault for a session with a "nerve disruptor," not for any practical reason, but simply as a punishment for being behind on loan payments. [[spoiler:Ben rescues Orrin before he gets there.]]



* [[spoiler: The computer SIM]], in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', can't use conventional tortures and has to get creative - but it ''is'' called torture, several times. This is done partially to get something equivalent to a RestrainingBolt removed, partly for fun - as soon as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero someone else undoes that]], they start getting put through the same thing.
--> "[[spoiler: Malik]] was a brilliant computer programmer, but not a very good soldier. Especially since I've kept him trapped in this room for hours, turning the lights on and off, raising the heat to the boiling point, then letting the room nearly freeze over. In between, I'd send [[HollywoodAcid crab droids]] in to hunt him."
21st Jun '16 7:22:11 PM FlakyPorcupine
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** Yeah, [[{{Understatement}} Trager is pretty bad]]. What Gluskin [[GroinAttack does to his victims]] in the DLC, on the other hand...


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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/WelcomeToTheGame'' is on the quest to find a Red Room. What a Red Room is a livestream found on the Deep Web of a kidnapped person being tortured to death. Which you get the pleasure of watching at the end.
17th Jun '16 1:17:40 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', [[spoiler:Kaptain K. Rool is seen beating Donkey Kong before you fight him aboard the Flying Krock.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', [[spoiler:Kaptain K. Rool is seen beating Donkey Kong before you fight him aboard the Flying Krock.]]
12th Jun '16 9:25:45 AM Sapphirea2
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" is ''entirely'' about the Doctor being subjected to this. Trapped in a lonely castle in the middle of nowhere, he is completely alone save for the Veil, a hooded creature with an agonizing TouchOfDeath in store if he can't outrun it or keep it at bay by confessing what he knows about the prophecy of the Hybrid. Worse, it takes him quite a while to figure out exactly what he's supposed to be doing. ''Even worse'', the torturers are [[spoiler: his people]]. ''Even worse'', the Doctor is transported here in the wake of [[spoiler: Clara Oswald's death]], thus plenty anguished and enraged already without the whole "torture" thing to add to his woes, which leads him to [[spoiler: willingly undergo this torment ''billions of times over'' so he can escape without confessing all, hoping that once he's free he can save Clara]]. Once he gets out, he's...''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds really not himself]]''.
6th Jun '16 8:24:00 PM WillBGood
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* [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric's]] torturer Doctor Jest gets his hands on some spies early in the series. It's a toss-up which is worse: the Doctor's gleeful professionalism, Elric's bored demeanor, or author Michael Moorcock's discrete yet horrifying references to the proceedings...

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* [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric's]] torturer Doctor Jest gets his hands on some spies early in the series. It's a toss-up which is worse: the Doctor's gleeful professionalism, Elric's bored demeanor, or author Michael Moorcock's discrete discreet yet horrifying references to the proceedings...
6th Jun '16 8:15:02 PM WillBGood
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* Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' tortures a particularly nasty guy who is part of the slave ring that has his daughter by hammering two long, blunt and rusty nails into his thighs, connecting them to a fusebox and then [[ElectricTorture running current through them]] by turning on the light. And once he's gotten the info he's gotten from him, he leaves the guy in the room with the light still on. The UK version is better.

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* Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' tortures a particularly nasty guy who is part of the slave ring that has his daughter by hammering two long, blunt and rusty nails into his thighs, connecting them to a fusebox and then [[ElectricTorture running current through them]] by turning on the light. And once he's gotten the info he's gotten from him, he leaves the guy in the room with the light still on. The UK version is better.
6th Jun '16 8:10:34 PM WillBGood
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': in the first tome, the Romans tie Getafix to a table and tickle his foot for hours, and Getafix doesn't even break a laugh. Later, they threaten to torture Asterix to force Getafix to prepare his magical potion: both Asterix and Getafix say that there is no way they are going to do it, but as soon as he starts to be tied to the table, Asterix starts to beg for mercy and Getafix decides to do what the Romans say. This is all a way for the Gauls to play the Romans like fools.

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': in the first tome, the Romans tie Getafix to a table and tickle {{tickle|Torture}} his foot for hours, and Getafix doesn't even break a laugh. Later, they threaten to torture Asterix to force Getafix to prepare his magical potion: both Asterix and Getafix say that there is no way they are going to do it, but as soon as he starts to be tied to the table, Asterix starts to beg for mercy and Getafix decides to do what the Romans say. This is all a way for the Gauls to play the Romans like fools.
3rd Jun '16 6:47:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In IDW [[TheTransformersIDW Transformers]], it's the purpose of the Decepticon Justice Division to locate and torture Decepticons who frustrate Megatron's goals, for the sole reason of making sure other hesitant 'cons fear repercussions from them enough to stay on the straight. And that's bad, but it's even worse when it's obvious that they care little for the Cause and mostly just get off on torturing people...or giant [[HumongousMecha robots]]... whatever.

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* In IDW [[TheTransformersIDW [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]], it's the purpose of the Decepticon Justice Division to locate and torture Decepticons who frustrate Megatron's goals, for the sole reason of making sure other hesitant 'cons fear repercussions from them enough to stay on the straight. And that's bad, but it's even worse when it's obvious that they care little for the Cause and mostly just get off on torturing people...or giant [[HumongousMecha robots]]... whatever.
16th May '16 9:58:48 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn" Salome subjects her sister to this after usurping her throne, starting with rape; when physical pain no longer hurts her, she opts to demonstrate her RevengeByProxy.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn" Salome subjects her sister to this after usurping her throne, starting with rape; when physical pain no longer hurts her, she opts to demonstrate her RevengeByProxy.
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