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5th Mar '16 6:42:18 AM TheWanderer
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* It's a recurring point in ''Series/BurnNotice'' that physical torture doesn't work. The show mentions, and even sometimes uses, "non-violent" methods that ''do'' break someone such as prolonged isolation, being subjected to loud noise for long periods of time, sleep deprivation, etc. In the end most of those methods take too long, so Michael and company devise clever ways to make a target either trust them or become completely terrified of them, usually without ever laying a hand on the subject. (For example, in one case Sam breaks a con artist by cutting ''himself'' open, dripping the blood all over the con artist, all while talking about what he'll do to the guy. It completely freaks the con artist out.)

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* It's a recurring point in ''Series/BurnNotice'' that physical torture doesn't work. The show mentions, and even sometimes uses, "non-violent" methods that ''do'' break someone such as prolonged isolation, being subjected to loud noise for long periods of time, sleep deprivation, etc. In the end most of those methods take too long, so Michael and company devise clever ways to make a target either trust them or become completely terrified of them, usually without ever laying a hand on the subject. (For example, in one case Sam breaks a con artist by cutting ''himself'' open, dripping the blood all over the con artist, all while talking about what he'll do to the guy. It completely freaks the con artist out.) As the narration puts it, at that point the thought process of the person being interrogated goes "If he's willing to do that to himself, what is he going to do to ''me?!"'')
30th Jan '16 4:18:02 PM FrolickingFizgig
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''Films/TheForceAwakens'': One of Kylo Ren's signature abilities involves using the Force to invade his victims' minds. He uses it in two separate interrogations.
30th Jan '16 4:16:50 PM FrolickingFizgig
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''Films/TheForceAwakens'': One of Kylo Ren's signature abilities involves using the Force to invade his victims' minds. He uses it in two separate interrogations.
17th Jan '16 10:10:54 AM nombretomado
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* The focal point of the ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode ''Harm''.

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* The focal point of the ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode ''Harm''."Harm".



* ''{{Homeland}}'' has an interrogation scene after the prisoner has been deprived of sleep from sporadic DeathMetal blasts.

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* ''{{Homeland}}'' ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' has an interrogation scene after the prisoner has been deprived of sleep from sporadic DeathMetal blasts.
13th Dec '15 6:50:47 PM Acebrock
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* It's a recurring ;point in ''Series/BurnNotice'' that physical torture doesn't work. The show mentions, and even sometimes uses, "non-violent" methods that ''do'' break someone such as prolonged isolation, being subjected to loud noise for long periods of time, sleep deprivation, etc. In the end most of those methods take too long, so Michael and company devise clever ways to make a target either trust them or become completely terrified of them, usually without ever laying a hand on the subject. (For example, in one case Sam breaks a con artist by cutting ''himself'' open, dripping the blood all over the con artist, all while talking about what he'll do to the guy. It completely freaks the con artist out.)

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* It's a recurring ;point point in ''Series/BurnNotice'' that physical torture doesn't work. The show mentions, and even sometimes uses, "non-violent" methods that ''do'' break someone such as prolonged isolation, being subjected to loud noise for long periods of time, sleep deprivation, etc. In the end most of those methods take too long, so Michael and company devise clever ways to make a target either trust them or become completely terrified of them, usually without ever laying a hand on the subject. (For example, in one case Sam breaks a con artist by cutting ''himself'' open, dripping the blood all over the con artist, all while talking about what he'll do to the guy. It completely freaks the con artist out.)
18th Oct '15 1:06:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', the people of Townsville get [[TheCollector Lenny Baxter]] [[InterrogationByVandalism to reveal where he has the girls by causing him to faint from the sight of kids removing the packaging from his collectibles.]]

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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', the people of Townsville get [[TheCollector Lenny Baxter]] [[InterrogationByVandalism to reveal where he has the girls by causing him to faint from the sight of kids removing the packaging from his collectibles.]]
24th Jul '15 6:51:10 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' with a scene of a teenage Dethklok fan being forced to listen to Dethklok's music at obscenely high volume as punishment for pirating the track on the internet; he suffers severe psychological damage and becomes a villain shortly afterward, and the torture scene isn't treated as anything but a torture scene. (Of course, for Metalocalypse, it's really par for the course.)

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* Inverted in ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'' with a scene of a teenage Dethklok fan being forced to listen to Dethklok's music at obscenely high volume as punishment for pirating the track on the internet; he suffers severe psychological damage and becomes a villain shortly afterward, and the torture scene isn't treated as anything but a torture scene. (Of course, for Metalocalypse, it's really par for the course.)
29th Jun '15 12:14:30 PM nombretomado
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* The new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' likes this one, particularly the episode "Taking a Break From All Your Worries," including a particularly memorable scene involving the ever-present threat of airlocking.

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* The new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' likes this one, particularly the episode "Taking a Break From All Your Worries," including a particularly memorable scene involving the ever-present threat of airlocking.
16th Jun '15 6:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JusticeLeague'' (with a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') the elderly Bruce Wayne pulls the captive Ghoul away from Batman (his younger self), who had been dangling the villain over the side of a building. "I can't believe I was ever that green," he scoffs. "''This'' is how you interrogate someone." Wayne hefts his cane and advances toward Ghoul. One fade-to-black later, the villain has confessed not only to the organization and capabilities of the Jokerz, but to being a bed-wetter until he was fourteen.

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* In ''JusticeLeague'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (with a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') the elderly Bruce Wayne pulls the captive Ghoul away from Batman (his younger self), who had been dangling the villain over the side of a building. "I can't believe I was ever that green," he scoffs. "''This'' is how you interrogate someone." Wayne hefts his cane and advances toward Ghoul. One fade-to-black later, the villain has confessed not only to the organization and capabilities of the Jokerz, but to being a bed-wetter until he was fourteen.
14th Apr '15 10:03:42 AM Julia1984
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Named for the euphemism used by both the U.S. Government for forms of torture that don't leave marks or cause organ failure, and for ''Verschärfte Vernehmung'', [[GodwinsLaw which is what the Nazis called it when they did it and which translates to the same]]. Compare JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, TortureAlwaysWorks. See also WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk, MaximumFunChamber.

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Named for the euphemism used by both the U.S. Government for forms of torture that don't leave marks or cause organ failure, and for ''Verschärfte Vernehmung'', [[GodwinsLaw which is what the Nazis called it when they did it and which translates to the same]]. Compare JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, InterrogationByVandalism, and TortureAlwaysWorks. See also WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk, MaximumFunChamber.
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