History Main / ElectricTorture

29th Apr '16 4:53:20 AM aye_amber
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* In the series finale of ''GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:Bill Cipher]] uses this method against [[spoiler:Stanford Pines]].

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* In the series finale of ''GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:Bill ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' [[spoiler: Bill Cipher]] uses this method against [[spoiler:Stanford Pines]].[[spoiler: Stanford Pines.]]
19th Apr '16 11:45:26 PM ultimomant
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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]] [[Fairy Tail]]'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]] [[Fairy Tail]]'s ''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!]]]]
2nd Apr '16 1:57:30 PM Fireblood
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* The notorious Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts is the only "treatment facility" in the United States to still use "aversive therapy" (read: intentionally inflict pain on their "patients" to "cure" them of "behavioral disorders". They do this using a device developed there called the GED (Graduated Electronic Decelerator). It's worn in a fanny-pack with electrodes stuck onto the skin with electrically conducting adhesive. The devices are '''not''' FDA approved and the methods used routinely at the center would be considered a crime against humanity if used on prisoners of war, but under the pretense of "medical treatment"? UnfortunateImplications abound, of course.
** And America's largest autism charity, Autism Speaks, '''endorses''' this practise as "a drug-free cure for autism". Yet, to this day, autistic people who speak out against the treatment are told [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong to stop overreacting]].
*** For the record, yes, "patients" at the JRC have died from this, with autopsy confirming that the electric shocks '''were''' the direct cause of death.

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* The notorious Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts is the only "treatment facility" in the United States to still use "aversive therapy" (read: intentionally inflict pain on their "patients" to "cure" them of "behavioral disorders".disorders"). They do this using a device developed there called the GED (Graduated Electronic Decelerator). It's worn in a fanny-pack with electrodes stuck onto the skin with electrically conducting adhesive. The devices are '''not''' FDA approved and the methods used routinely at the center would be considered a crime against humanity if used on prisoners of war, but under the pretense of "medical treatment"? UnfortunateImplications abound, of course.
** And America's largest autism charity, Autism Speaks, '''endorses''' this practise practice as "a drug-free cure for autism". Yet, to this day, autistic people who speak out against the treatment are told [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong to stop overreacting]].
overreacting]]. It must be noted that Autism Speaks has no current autistic members, and actually forbids them from serving on its board, something the disability rights movement harshly criticizes.
*** For the record, yes, "patients" at the JRC have died from this, with autopsy autopsies confirming that the electric shocks '''were''' the direct cause of death.



* Used by Syria after the Yom Kippur war on [[BadassIsraeli captured Israelis]], though it hardly ever earned them any good intelligence.

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* Used by Syria after the Yom Kippur war War on [[BadassIsraeli captured Israelis]], though it hardly ever earned them any good intelligence.



** This is inherited from French police and army, who used this generously on Muslims during the Algerian independance 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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** This is inherited from the French police and army, who used this generously on Muslims during the Algerian independance independence war. It was called "Gégène". The leader of the French far-right party is (in)famous for having used this with enthusiasm.enthusiasm.
* The Bureau of [[StateSec State Security]] under [[TheApartheidEra apartheid]] in South Africa also used this on political prisoners in detention. Some were killed or permanently disabled due to the amount of electricity.
26th Mar '16 8:36:32 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In "Family Matters", Samuel Campbell captures the Alpha Vampire and tortures him for information. The Alpha is not impressed.
-->'''Alpha:''' [[SarcasmMode Ouch. Stop. That hurts]].
-->'''Samuel:''' This is Club Med compared to what we have planned for you. I got all the time in the world.
-->'''Alpha:''' [[{{Immortality}} Well, that makes two of us.]]
19th Mar '16 5:36:02 AM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 9:16:38 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Poor [[TheWoobie Bumblebee]]. He's shocked in the first live action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie, for no apparent reason, and in a comicbook story arc connected with said movie...



* ''Film/ThreeKings'' does electric torture when one character is held and tortured by the Iraqi Republican Guard. It's done in a somewhat more gritty way as, among other things, you can hear his teeth cracking as he clenches them in pain when the current is passing through.
** Similarly, the soldiers rescue a man who has been tortured this way-He is tied to a wire bed frame and electric clamps are connected to it.
** The torturer notes that when Iraq was fighting Iran, American "specialists" [[NotSoDifferent came to teach them this technique]].

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* ''Film/ThreeKings'' does electric torture when one character is held and tortured by the Iraqi Republican Guard. It's done in a somewhat more gritty way as, among other things, you can hear his teeth cracking as he clenches them in pain when the current is passing through.
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through. Similarly, the soldiers rescue a man who has been tortured this way-He is tied to a wire bed frame and electric clamps are connected to it.
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it. The torturer notes that when Iraq was fighting Iran, American "specialists" [[NotSoDifferent came to teach them this technique]].



* ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'': Cha Yeong-mi, the main character's girlfriend, has electrodes clamped on her earlobes and gets electroshocked to death.

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* ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'': The vengeful father and factory owner uses electricity as his signature weapon. Cha Yeong-mi, the main character's girlfriend, has electrodes clamped on her earlobes and gets electroshocked to death.



** In a similar vein, Tango kills a {{mook|s}} by kicking him into an exposed electrical transformer during a rainstorm.
* In the Serbian film ''Underground'', Nazis try to use electric torture on Blacky, who's an electrician by trade and so completely immune to electric shocks. After maxing out the juice to no effect, a Nazi finally touches an electrode to see if it's working and blows himself across the room. This movie is a surreal BlackComedy.

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** In a similar vein, Tango kills a {{mook|s}} by kicking him into an exposed electrical transformer during a rainstorm.
* In the Serbian film ''Underground'', ''Film/{{Underground}}'', Nazis try take Blacky to an abandoned clinical asylum and use electric the electroshock treatment equipment to torture on Blacky, who's him about partisan activity. Unfortunately for them, Blacky is an electrician by trade and so completely immune has become utterly impervious to electric shocks. After maxing out the juice to no effect, a Nazi finally touches an electrode to see if it's working and blows himself across the room. This The movie is a surreal BlackComedy.



* ''Film/{{Tron}}'': Inverted. The MCP tortures Sark by 'depriving him of cycles'. In this case, he RUNS on electricity, so this requires the opposite action to get the desired effect.

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* ''Film/{{Tron}}'': ''Film/{{Tron}}'':
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Inverted. The MCP tortures Sark by 'depriving him of cycles'. In this case, he RUNS on electricity, so this requires the opposite action to get the desired effect.
15th Mar '16 5:41:50 PM Andyroid
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "My Fair Hatey". During the "Ask Her A Question" number, Wander straps Lord Hater into an electric chair and repeatedly shocks him in an effort to teach him to [[ItsAllAboutMe talk about something other than himself]].
13th Mar '16 2:40:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Electroshock collars were used in one of the universes jumped to in ''{{Sliders}}'' to prevent people from lying.

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* Electroshock collars were used in one of the universes jumped to in ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' to prevent people from lying.
5th Mar '16 3:47:54 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* In the series finale of ''GravityFalls'', [[spoiler:Bill Cipher]] uses this method against [[spoiler:Stanford Pines]].
20th Feb '16 9:38:20 PM chicagomel
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' comic ''Han Solo And The Hollow Moon of Khorya'' depicts a torture scene very similar to ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. Han's strapped to a device while an officer asks questions. The electric part seems implied by the officer "raise the power! hit him again!" when Han doesn't talk. Han is seen screaming, but it ends just after because the guy Han was temporarily flying with spilled everything before they even got him strapped down.
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