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20th May '17 7:41:31 PM WillBGood
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Asuka's punishment for Shinji, in the incredibly unlikely circumstance that he cheats on her, "involves electricity and [[GroinAttack testicles]]".



* ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'': Patrick Bateman kills a woman this way.



* While outright torture isn't, itself, the focus of the ''Night Terrors'' episode "The Man in the Chair" -- a DarkerProjects audio production -- when it becomes clear that the eponymous man can be given an electric shock any time his captors don't like the way the conversation is going, it also becomes clear that it's not going to end well for the poor guy.



* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Asuka's punishment for Shinji, in the incredibly unlikely circumstance that he cheats on her, "involves electricity and [[GroinAttack testicles]]".
20th May '17 7:39:23 PM WillBGood
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303))'': Asuka's punishment for Shinji, in the incredibly unlikely circumstance that he cheats on her, "involves electricity and [[GroinAttack testicles]]".

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303))'': 303}}'': Asuka's punishment for Shinji, in the incredibly unlikely circumstance that he cheats on her, "involves electricity and [[GroinAttack testicles]]".
20th May '17 7:38:05 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'''s parody of Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''{{NineteenEightyFour}}'', there is this dialogue after "Winston Smoth" is caught by the Thought Police.

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* In ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'''s parody of Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''{{NineteenEightyFour}}'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', there is this dialogue after "Winston Smoth" is caught by the Thought Police.
16th May '17 12:52:58 PM Medinoc
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A favorite of the PsychoElectro; a variant of AgonyBeam. See MagicalDefibrillator for the flip side of electroshocking humans, and HarmlessElectrocution. May be part of a RoboticTortureDevice.

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A favorite of the PsychoElectro; a variant of AgonyBeam. See MagicalDefibrillator for the flip side of electroshocking humans, and HarmlessElectrocution. May be part of a RoboticTortureDevice.
RoboticTortureDevice. Contrast with ElectricInstantGratification.
3rd May '17 2:39:21 PM Dravencour
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* In a [[http://mrshoneydew.deviantart.com/art/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-Should-Have-Been-524338116 fan fiction]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10791036/1/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-should-have-been that rewrites]] ''Manga/FairyTail''[='=]s 372nd chapter, Erza brutally tortures Kyouka as [[PayEvilUntoEvil payback]] for the torture she put Erza through. During it, Erza uses her Lightning Empress Armor's spear as a torture device and therefore electrocutes Kyouka with it. Towards the end of the fan fiction, she [[spoiler: electrocuted Kyouka so brutally [[EyeScream her eyeballs popped out, still hanging by the optic nerves. Then Erza grabbed the eyes by the optic nerves and ripped them out of her face!]]]]

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* In a [[http://mrshoneydew.deviantart.com/art/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-Should-Have-Been-524338116 fan fiction]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10791036/1/What-Chapter-372-of-Fairy-Tail-should-have-been that rewrites]] ''Manga/FairyTail''[='=]s 372nd chapter, Erza brutally tortures Kyouka as [[PayEvilUntoEvil payback]] for the torture she put Erza through. During it, Erza uses her Lightning Empress Armor's spear as a torture device and therefore electrocutes Kyouka with it. Towards the end of the fan fiction, she [[spoiler: electrocuted Kyouka so brutally [[EyeScream her eyeballs popped out, still hanging by the optic nerves. Then Erza grabbed the eyes by the optic nerves and ripped them out of her face!]]]]face!]]]] Yikes!



* Sith Lords ''love'' to do this to their victims in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe. ExpandedUniverse information on how the Force works turns this into a subversion; it's not actual electricity, per se, more like a visual manifestation that symbolizes using TheDarkSide to [[ThePowerOfHate inflict terrible pain on someone you feel extreme hate for]].

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* Sith Lords ''love'' to do this to their victims in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe. ExpandedUniverse information on how the Force works turns this into a subversion; it's Force Lightning is not actual electricity, per se, more like a visual manifestation that symbolizes of using TheDarkSide to [[AgonyBeam inflict terrible pain]] [[ThePowerOfHate inflict terrible pain on someone you feel extreme hate for]].
3rd May '17 2:34:49 PM Dravencour
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This trope appears to be weakening in recent years after the appearance of "[[TorturePorn torture horror]]" films such as the ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' series breaking into the mainstream, though this genre began back in the 1970s with films like ''Mark of the Devil'' and ''Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom''.

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This trope appears to be weakening in recent years after the appearance of "[[TorturePorn torture horror]]" films such as the ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' series breaking into the mainstream, though this genre began back in the 1970s with films like ''Mark of the Devil'' ''Film/MarkOfTheDevil'' and ''Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom''.
''Film/SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom''.
3rd May '17 9:56:38 AM Codefreak5
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--> Kinda wishing I'd taken my training more seriously. Which is, uh, pretty rare for me.

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--> '''Archer:''' Kinda wishing I'd taken my training more seriously. Which is, uh, pretty rare for me.
26th Apr '17 10:52:50 AM randomtroper89
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** Inverted in the episode "Dalek", where The Doctor is the torturer and the evil Dalek is the victim. Effective as it's the first time in the new series you see the Doctor acting actively "cruel" to another creature, showing just how seriously he takes the situation.
** Played straight in the same episode as well, with Creator/ChristopherEccleston giving a ShirtlessScene strapped to a table. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Yum]].

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** Inverted in the episode "Dalek", where "Dalek"
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The Doctor is the torturer and the evil Dalek is the victim. Effective as it's the first time in the new series you see the Doctor acting actively "cruel" to another creature, showing just how seriously he takes the situation.
** Played straight in the same episode as well, Later happends to The Doctor, with Creator/ChristopherEccleston giving a ShirtlessScene strapped to a table. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Yum]].table.
26th Apr '17 1:54:20 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Aunts' shock batons are used for this purpose.
3rd Mar '17 6:29:49 PM karstovich2
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%% Let's keep these examples to the clear and undisputed incidents where someone was obviously using electricity to cause someone else pain. Anything else gets touchy.

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%% Let's keep these examples to the clear and undisputed incidents where someone was obviously using electricity to cause someone else pain.pain for the sake of causing pain or extracting information, which everyone can agree is torture. Anything else gets touchy.



* Used by Syria after the Yom Kippur War on [[BadassIsraeli captured Israelis]], though it hardly ever earned them any good intelligence.
* Doing this to the [[GroinAttack genitals]] is a favored technique of the torturers working in Middle Eastern SecretPolice forces in general, more as a punishment/warning for opposition to the regime than any actual attempt to get information. This is part of the reason for the [[UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring recent revolutions]] in the region.
** This is inherited from the French police and army, who used this generously on Muslims during the Algerian independence war. It was called "Gégène". The leader of the French far-right party is (in)famous for having used this with enthusiasm.

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* Used by Syria after the Yom Kippur War on [[BadassIsraeli captured Israelis]], though it hardly ever earned them any good intelligence.
* Doing this in general, especially to the [[GroinAttack genitals]] genitals]], is a favored technique of the torturers working in Middle Eastern SecretPolice forces in general, more as a punishment/warning for opposition to the regime than any actual attempt to get information. This is part of the reason for the [[UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring recent 2010-11 revolutions]] in the region.
** This Syria used shocks after the [[UsefulNotes/TheArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]] on [[BadassIsraeli captured Israelis]], though it hardly ever earned them any good intelligence.
** Egypt has used this technique to varying degrees since the time of UsefulNotes/GamalAbdelNasser. Nasser's security services were particularly fond of this method (portrayed chillingly in the 1975 film ''The Karnak Café'', produced under Sadat's less shock-happy regime), but the technique continued through the Mubarak years. Although there are no confirmed reports of it occurring under the present Sisi regime, popular consensus
is that "Homeland Security" (which is what they're calling the former State Security these days) is back to its dirty tricks.
* The Middle Eastern fondness for electrifying dissidents' nether regions is commonly thought to be
inherited from the French police and army, who used this generously on Muslims during the Algerian independence war.War of Independence (1954-62). It was called "Gégène". The leader of the French far-right party is (in)famous for having used this with enthusiasm.
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