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15th Sep '17 6:57:50 PM Carliro
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* Almost the entire population of Amonkhet in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Amonkhet is a DaylightHorror take on [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Ancient Egypt]] where death is not just accepted, it's actively sought after in difficult trials, with the worthy ''supposedly'' going to a bountiful afterlife; since the [[GodEmperor God-Pharaoh]] is Nicol Bolas this is somewhat unlikely. [[http://media.wizards.com/2017/dw466ytu5_akh/en_mqrKtwlFS3.png Oashra Cultivator]], for example, is a smiling gardener surrounded by flowers, who is casually talking about being "harvested".

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* Almost the entire population of Amonkhet in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Amonkhet is a DaylightHorror take on [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Ancient Egypt]] where death is not just accepted, it's actively sought after in difficult trials, with the worthy ''supposedly'' going to a bountiful afterlife; since the [[GodEmperor God-Pharaoh]] is Nicol Bolas this is somewhat unlikely. [[http://media.wizards.com/2017/dw466ytu5_akh/en_mqrKtwlFS3.png Oashra Cultivator]], for example, is a smiling gardener surrounded by flowers, who is casually talking about being "harvested". [[spoiler:In Hour of Devastation, everyone gets a wake-up call as Bolas' agents and army essentially commit genocide.]]
** Tarkir's Atarka Brood is outright stated to be this. Being a clan whose basically glorified waiters to a perpetually hungry and paranoid dragon should drive most people to despair, but they take it in stride.
14th Sep '17 2:31:40 PM Gowan
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3943153/chapters/8837608 this]] ''Film/TheHobbit'' fanfic, the female protagonist casually asks if the guy she went home with raped her her while she was passed out from drinking too much alcohol. It is quite subtle and easy to miss as she uses the word "sex" and he just confusedly repeats that she passed out before they could do anything of the sort.
11th Sep '17 9:57:20 AM whatdoesntkillyou
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* Played every way, but especially memorably when straight in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The nature of the CrapsackWorld is such that wide sections of the populations on two continents are culturally inured to such things as widespread rape, bigotry of many kinds from classism to sexism via racism and worse, indentured servitude of various descriptions and hellatious training, working or living conditions. To the point that, when a relatively reasonable Death-Cult springs up in the form of those who worship the [[DontFearTheReaper Many-Faced God]], it makes ''sense'' that offering either assassination (of those who have wronged you) or euthanasia (for when you hurt too much either physically or mentally to recover) as part of the regular (and regulated) service gets participants and, unlike many others, ''it lasts''. Its cultural impact spreads widely as an weirdly gruesome form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics making them... acceptable, if feared. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris'' -- "all men must die; all men must serve".

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* Played every way, but especially memorably when straight in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The nature of the CrapsackWorld is such that wide sections of the populations on two continents are culturally inured to such things as widespread rape, bigotry of many kinds from classism to sexism via racism and worse, indentured servitude of various descriptions and hellatious training, working or living conditions. To the point that, when a relatively reasonable Death-Cult springs up in the form of those who worship the [[DontFearTheReaper Many-Faced God]], it makes ''sense'' that offering either assassination (of those who have wronged you) or euthanasia (for when you hurt too much either physically or mentally to recover) as part of the regular (and regulated) service gets participants and, unlike many others, ''it lasts''. Its cultural impact spreads widely as an a weirdly gruesome form of checks-and-balances, thanks to their strict code of ethics making them... acceptable, if feared. ''Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris'' -- "all men must die; all men must serve".
29th Jul '17 2:41:29 PM moongalleon22
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** Madarame also conditioned his pupils - particularly Yusuke, who he'd taken in as a foster son - to accept his plagiarism of their work, framing it as them "lending him their ideas". Yusuke had put up with the plagiarism and implied neglect for so many years that, despite secretly wanting to leave Madarame's care (while feeling that he couldn't), he denies all of the abuse when confronted by the party about it and emphasises that he owes Madarame for taking him in. Finally accepting that Madarame is a criminal is what pushes Yusuke to awaken his persona and become a phantom thief. Lampshaded later, as [[spoilers:Haru]] wonders how the workers at [[spoilers:Okumura Foods]] could accept their treatment, with Yusuke describing how people, when oppressed, can welcome said oppression after a while.
23rd Jul '17 11:13:59 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'': All of the protagonists, sans Kagome, count to varying degrees. Miroku and Sango are so used to the mass destruction of their era that, while they're sympathetic to the loss of entire villages, they're also pragmatic about not being able to do much about it. Inuyasha takes the cake, considering that, in Episode 9, he thought nothing of stopping for a meal break in the middle of a ''corpse-strewn battlefield''.
14th Jul '17 8:42:12 PM JackG
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* ''Your Neighbour's Son'' is a documentary on the conversion of Military Police recruits into torturers for the Greek Junta. The recruits are beaten and abused in recruit camp, then they inflict the same as senior recruits on the junior recruits, then they witness torture as guards, then inflict torture under orders, then graduate to torturers themselves.


6th Jul '17 7:33:34 AM Shadowgazer
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** Batman himself is a milder example of this as while he does fight for a better world and never embraces its ugly side, after having his parents killed in front of him as a child he realised that it is so messed up that some random person can lose everything that they love in a moment for no good reason and that gave him the motivation to approach its dark side and understand how it works stoically and without fear.
25th Jun '17 11:12:49 PM TheSinful
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* Shaggy in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7020049/1/Scooby-Doo-and-the-House-of-Monsters Scooby Doo and the House of Monsters]]'' has spent four years as the gym teacher at the Ghoul School and grown so used to monsters that he barely blinks at things that freak out Velma, who spent the same time looking for the supernatural all over the world.
4th Jun '17 6:50:03 AM MattP5557
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* Bruce Banner, better known as ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, forces himself not to react to the dangerous situations he finds himself in out of fear of HulkingOut, justified since as the Hulk he's NighInvulnerable so the only thing he's really worried about is [[ApologeticAttacker what's gonna happen to the enemy.]] This trait is carried other to his [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV]] and [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film]] counterparts.
31st May '17 8:28:23 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' treats horses enough like minor characters that it's important if they've been trained to not panic in fights against Trollocs and Myrddraal.

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* The ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' treats horses enough like minor characters that it's important if they've been trained to not panic in fights against Trollocs and Myrddraal.
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