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17th Jul '17 1:53:10 AM kome360
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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]]'': Skull Face uses Chico's crush on [[spoiler:Paz]] to his advantage by making him watch as he has her tortured and gang-raped.
** On one hand, she's a mass murderer. On the other hand, Skull Face tortures Chico even FURTHER by [[spoiler:forcing CHICO to rape Paz]]. Basically, Skull Face is teaching Chico about this horrible torture... and prove what he learned by forcing him to do it - "Watch and learn, there's a pop quiz at the end".

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]]'': Skull Face uses Chico's crush on [[spoiler:Paz]] to his advantage by making him watch as he has her tortured [[spoiler:tortured and gang-raped.
gang-raped]].
** On one hand, she's a mass murderer. On the other hand, Skull Face tortures Chico even FURTHER by [[spoiler:forcing CHICO to rape Paz]]. Basically, Skull Face is teaching Chico about this horrible torture... and makes him prove what he learned by forcing him to do it - "Watch and learn, there's a pop quiz at the end".it.
12th Jul '17 1:54:39 PM xcountryguy
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** This happens to Guts in supremely heinous fashion during the end of the Eclipse when he is forced to watch [[spoiler:his lover Casca be [[RapeLeadsToInsanity brutally raped to the point of insanity]] by his best friend turned BigBad Griffith, who has become a demon god named Femto. He tries to reach her by ''chiseling off his own arm'' which was trapped in the jaws of a demon, only to be [[DogPileOfDoom dogpiled by more demons]] before he can and is forced to watch the rape as another demon [[EyeScream claws out his right eye]]]]. It's made even more heinous in that [[spoiler: Casca was forced to look at Guts in the middle of her rape by Femto when he began to rape her from behind. Not only is Casca being degraded more and worse by the minute, but she has to look at Guts while it happens, and it's [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] to see [[DontLookAtMe Casca beg Guts not to look at her]] during her last sane moments, even though he's just as forced to look on while he's ''[[{{Determinator}} still trying to get to her]]''.]]
** Earlier (but later chronologically), in volume two of the manga, Vargas, the kind but deformed and revenge-driven fugitive, recounts how [[spoiler: he was forced to watch as the Count ate his wife and children.]] This alluded to Guts's own experience with Griffith.
** And Guts forced Theresia, the Count's twelve-year-old daughter, to watch as he [[spoiler: stabbed the mutilated but still living Count dozens of times]]. He actually dragged the Count over to her so she'd have a front row seat. This was one of Guts' darker moments.

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** This happens to Guts in supremely heinous fashion during the end of the Eclipse when he is forced to watch [[spoiler:his lover Casca be [[RapeLeadsToInsanity brutally raped to the point of insanity]] by his best friend turned BigBad Griffith, who has become a demon god named Femto. He tries to reach her by ''chiseling off his own arm'' which was trapped in the jaws of a demon, only to be [[DogPileOfDoom dogpiled by more demons]] before he can and is forced to watch the rape as another demon [[EyeScream claws out his right eye]]]]. It's made even more heinous in that [[spoiler: Casca [[spoiler:Casca was forced to look at Guts in the middle of her rape by Femto when he began to rape her from behind. Not only is Casca being degraded more and worse by the minute, but she has to look at Guts while it happens, and it's [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] to see [[DontLookAtMe Casca beg Guts not to look at her]] during her last sane moments, even though he's just as forced to look on while he's ''[[{{Determinator}} still trying to get to her]]''.]]
** Earlier (but later chronologically), in volume two of the manga, Vargas, the kind but deformed and revenge-driven fugitive, recounts how [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was forced to watch as the Count ate his wife and children.]] This alluded to Guts's own experience with Griffith.
** And Guts forced Theresia, the Count's twelve-year-old daughter, to watch as he [[spoiler: stabbed [[spoiler:stabbed the mutilated but still living Count dozens of times]]. He actually dragged the Count over to her so she'd have a front row seat. This was one of Guts' darker moments.



** Also, in the Chuunin Exams arc, a trio of gennin under the orders of Orochimaru captured Sakura when she was looking after the comatose Naruto and Sasuke. The girl of the team grabs Sakura by her hair and says her companions should kill the incapacitated boys in front of her before killing her -- Sakura reacts via [[ImportantHaircut cutting her own hair to free herself]] [[PluckyGirl and doing what she can to fend them off despite knowing she barely can handle this]] - this causes Ino, Shikamaru and Chouji to step in, and later they're followed by the recovered [[spoiler: sorta]] Sasuke.

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** Also, in the Chuunin Exams arc, a trio of gennin under the orders of Orochimaru captured Sakura when she was looking after the comatose Naruto and Sasuke. The girl of the team grabs Sakura by her hair and says her companions should kill the incapacitated boys in front of her before killing her -- Sakura reacts via [[ImportantHaircut cutting her own hair to free herself]] [[PluckyGirl and doing what she can to fend them off despite knowing she barely can handle this]] - this causes Ino, Shikamaru and Chouji to step in, and later they're followed by the recovered [[spoiler: sorta]] [[spoiler:sorta]] Sasuke.



* Averted in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Because [[spoiler:Enishi did not force Kenshin to watch as he "killed" his love interest Kaoru even though he knew what effect it would have on Kenshin]], this... [[spoiler: set off Aoshi's suspicion that Kaoru [[DisneyDeath was not dead at all]]. He was right.]]

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* Averted in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Because [[spoiler:Enishi did not force Kenshin to watch as he "killed" his love interest Kaoru even though he knew what effect it would have on Kenshin]], this... [[spoiler: set [[spoiler:set off Aoshi's suspicion that Kaoru [[DisneyDeath was not dead at all]]. He was right.]]



** First, [[spoiler: Kaafai]] is forced to witness how [[spoiler:Hakuron rapes his girlfriend Kurumi, whom Kaafai himself has just befriended]]. This turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman VERY plot-important]]: [[spoiler:it inspires the [[GoMadFromTheRevelation mentally]] [[BreakTheCutie broken]] Kaafai to join the police, learn how to handle guns... and to [[TheHeroDies shoot Hakuron dead]] the next time their paths cross.]]

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** First, [[spoiler: Kaafai]] [[spoiler:Kaafai]] is forced to witness how [[spoiler:Hakuron rapes his girlfriend Kurumi, whom Kaafai himself has just befriended]]. This turns out to be [[ChekhovsGunman VERY plot-important]]: [[spoiler:it inspires the [[GoMadFromTheRevelation mentally]] [[BreakTheCutie broken]] Kaafai to join the police, learn how to handle guns... and to [[TheHeroDies shoot Hakuron dead]] the next time their paths cross.]]



* In ''Anime/SaintSeiya'', it takes place once in a while. The biggest example is [[spoiler: Cancer Deathmask using his PsychicPowers not only to restrain a girl named Shunrei and lift her up several meters over a waterfall ''located at the other side of the world''... but to force her prospect boyfriend/adoptive brother Shiryu to watch as ''he tosses her into the waterfall and to her death''. Though this '''massively''' [[ThedogBitesBack backfires]], via pressing Shiryu's biggest BerserkButton to the core and [[BewareTheQuietOnes sending him into]] [[CurbStompBattle a huge and glorious]] UnstoppableRage. (And it turns out Shunrei survived thanks to OldMaster Dohko's efforts.)]]
* Played with in ''Anime/HellGirl''. A little girl named Tsugumi Shibata is somehow [[PsychicLink able to see]] through [[DarkMagicalGirl Ai Enma's]] eyes as the Hell Girl meets with her clients, and she uses this ability to help her IntrepidReporter father Hajime track the clients down and attempt to tell them not to take Ai's deals. [[spoiler: As an adult, she still has this skill.]]

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* In ''Anime/SaintSeiya'', it takes place once in a while. The biggest example is [[spoiler: Cancer [[spoiler:Cancer Deathmask using his PsychicPowers not only to restrain a girl named Shunrei and lift her up several meters over a waterfall ''located at the other side of the world''... but to force her prospect boyfriend/adoptive brother Shiryu to watch as ''he tosses her into the waterfall and to her death''. Though this '''massively''' [[ThedogBitesBack backfires]], via pressing Shiryu's biggest BerserkButton to the core and [[BewareTheQuietOnes sending him into]] [[CurbStompBattle a huge and glorious]] UnstoppableRage. (And it turns out Shunrei survived thanks to OldMaster Dohko's efforts.)]]
* Played with in ''Anime/HellGirl''. A little girl named Tsugumi Shibata is somehow [[PsychicLink able to see]] through [[DarkMagicalGirl Ai Enma's]] eyes as the Hell Girl meets with her clients, and she uses this ability to help her IntrepidReporter father Hajime track the clients down and attempt to tell them not to take Ai's deals. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As an adult, she still has this skill.]]



* In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (the movie followup of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''), [[spoiler: Alt!]]Yuki is forced to watch when [[spoiler: [[Yandere Ryoko Asakura]][[spoiler: stabs Kyon. Ryoko even spins around, waves the knife, and splatters blood on Yuki's face!]]

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* In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (the movie followup of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''), [[spoiler: Alt!]]Yuki [[spoiler:Alt!]]Yuki is forced to watch when [[spoiler: [[Yandere [[spoiler:[[Yandere Ryoko Asakura]][[spoiler: stabs Asakura]][[spoiler:stabs Kyon. Ryoko even spins around, waves the knife, and splatters blood on Yuki's face!]]



* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', Hayate had to watch two people disguised as her friends slaughter her family and taunt her about it (on Christmas Eve no less). This caused her to [[BewareTheNiceOnes snap]] and start TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, which was ''exactly'' what [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist Liesearia and Lieselotte]]]] wanted.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', Hayate had to watch two people disguised as her friends slaughter her family and taunt her about it (on Christmas Eve no less). This caused her to [[BewareTheNiceOnes snap]] and start TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, which was ''exactly'' what [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Liesearia and Lieselotte]]]] wanted.



* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': During the climax of the Fairy Dance arc, after Sugou/Oberon stabs him through his back and spine, he goes out of his way to torture Kirito by chaining up [[LoveInterest Asuna]], ripping her clothes off, and groping and [[LecherousLicking licking]] her, all right in front of him. He [[LaserGuidedKarma gets his just desserts]] when [[spoiler: Akihiko Kayaba overrides Sugou's control of the game and gives Kirito admin privileges, which Kirito takes full advantage of, turning off Sugou's pain inhibitor and killing his in-game avatar so brutally that Sugou is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal left permanently injured in real life]]]].

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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': During the climax of the Fairy Dance arc, after Sugou/Oberon stabs him through his back and spine, he goes out of his way to torture Kirito by chaining up [[LoveInterest Asuna]], ripping her clothes off, and groping and [[LecherousLicking licking]] her, all right in front of him. He [[LaserGuidedKarma gets his just desserts]] when [[spoiler: Akihiko [[spoiler:Akihiko Kayaba overrides Sugou's control of the game and gives Kirito admin privileges, which Kirito takes full advantage of, turning off Sugou's pain inhibitor and killing his in-game avatar so brutally that Sugou is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal left permanently injured in real life]]]].



** At some point Malik not only brainwashed Jounouchi to force him into a DuelToTheDeath with Yugi and the Spirit of the Puzzle, but holds Anzu hostage in another DeathTrap that will be activated if anyone else intervenes. So several characters (Kaiba, Mokuba, Mai, Honda and [[spoiler: Shizuka]] [so to say, [[spoiler: she has bandages over her eyes]]]) are forced to stand there and not be able to help Yugi (who ''did'' tell the Spirit to [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself let him save Jounouchi on his own]]) in any ways.
** Later, the anime states that [[spoiler: the ''real'' Malik Ishtar's soul is dormant [[SplitPersonalityTakeover within Dark Malik]], and now he's forced to see how his SuperpoweredEvilSide wrecks havoc. He has to [[GrandTheftMe borrow Anzu's body]] for a short while to talk to his sister Ishizu and tell her what's going on.]]

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** At some point Malik not only brainwashed Jounouchi to force him into a DuelToTheDeath with Yugi and the Spirit of the Puzzle, but holds Anzu hostage in another DeathTrap that will be activated if anyone else intervenes. So several characters (Kaiba, Mokuba, Mai, Honda and [[spoiler: Shizuka]] [[spoiler:Shizuka]] [so to say, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she has bandages over her eyes]]]) are forced to stand there and not be able to help Yugi (who ''did'' tell the Spirit to [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself let him save Jounouchi on his own]]) in any ways.
** Later, the anime states that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ''real'' Malik Ishtar's soul is dormant [[SplitPersonalityTakeover within Dark Malik]], and now he's forced to see how his SuperpoweredEvilSide wrecks havoc. He has to [[GrandTheftMe borrow Anzu's body]] for a short while to talk to his sister Ishizu and tell her what's going on.]]



* The ComicBook/YoungAvengers[=/=]ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Civil War crossover has one: The Warden kidnaps Billy, Teddy, and Karolina (bringing [[spoiler: Xavin's dead body]] along), and preceeds to perform a vivisection on Teddy, while his boyfriend is forced to watch, able to hear everything except his own voice. This leaves said boyfriend brokenly trying to use his powers to kill The Warden.

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* The ComicBook/YoungAvengers[=/=]ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Civil War crossover has one: The Warden kidnaps Billy, Teddy, and Karolina (bringing [[spoiler: Xavin's [[spoiler:Xavin's dead body]] along), and preceeds to perform a vivisection on Teddy, while his boyfriend is forced to watch, able to hear everything except his own voice. This leaves said boyfriend brokenly trying to use his powers to kill The Warden.



* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6287337/1/The_Chong_Sheng_Trilogy_Revolution The Chong Sheng Trilogy]]'''s third installment, Chiang pulls this by [[spoiler:torturing Katara with acupuncture and forcing Zuko to watch. Initially it's to make her tell him about the White Lotus' plans since she just succeeded Pakku as the Grand Master of Water, but evolves into the KickTheDog variety once it's clear she no longer has the capacity to divulge any information. Bonus points in that Chiang makes it clear [[RapeAsDrama what he intends to do to her once she passes out]]]]. He doesn't succeed, as [[spoiler: Hakoda and others still loyal to Zuko pull a BigDamnHeroes moment out of the proverbial fire.]]

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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6287337/1/The_Chong_Sheng_Trilogy_Revolution The Chong Sheng Trilogy]]'''s third installment, Chiang pulls this by [[spoiler:torturing Katara with acupuncture and forcing Zuko to watch. Initially it's to make her tell him about the White Lotus' plans since she just succeeded Pakku as the Grand Master of Water, but evolves into the KickTheDog variety once it's clear she no longer has the capacity to divulge any information. Bonus points in that Chiang makes it clear [[RapeAsDrama what he intends to do to her once she passes out]]]]. He doesn't succeed, as [[spoiler: Hakoda [[spoiler:Hakoda and others still loyal to Zuko pull a BigDamnHeroes moment out of the proverbial fire.]]



** In [[http://hetalia.livejournal.com/453623.html Crown Prince]], Prussia and [[spoiler: the aforementioned Crown Prince aka the future UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat]] are forced to witness [[spoiler: the execution of Frederick's best friend ([[HoYay and maybe more]], Liutenant Hans Hermann von Katte.]] Prussia first [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomits in public]] and then suffers hallucinations for several hours, while [[spoiler: Frederick]] has a days-long HeroicBSOD.

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** In [[http://hetalia.livejournal.com/453623.html Crown Prince]], Prussia and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the aforementioned Crown Prince aka the future UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat]] are forced to witness [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the execution of Frederick's best friend ([[HoYay and maybe more]], Liutenant Hans Hermann von Katte.]] Prussia first [[VomitIndiscretionShot vomits in public]] and then suffers hallucinations for several hours, while [[spoiler: Frederick]] [[spoiler:Frederick]] has a days-long HeroicBSOD.



* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', [[spoiler: during the climax, the Cy-Bug King Candy/Turbo tries to force Ralph to watch as Vanellope is about to be eaten by the other Cy-Bugs. This only prompts Ralph to attempt his big HeroicSacrifice. A few minutes later, the Turbo side can only watch as he is drawn towards destruction.]]

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', [[spoiler: during [[spoiler:during the climax, the Cy-Bug King Candy/Turbo tries to force Ralph to watch as Vanellope is about to be eaten by the other Cy-Bugs. This only prompts Ralph to attempt his big HeroicSacrifice. A few minutes later, the Turbo side can only watch as he is drawn towards destruction.]]



* In ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster'', Freddy forces Alice to watch as he sucks the life out of Sheila, his first victim after the death of [[spoiler: Kristen Parker.]]

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* In ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet4TheDreamMaster'', Freddy forces Alice to watch as he sucks the life out of Sheila, his first victim after the death of [[spoiler: Kristen [[spoiler:Kristen Parker.]]



* This happens in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' when [[spoiler: [[BigBad Blofeld]] forces Madeleine to watch Mr. White commit suicide. When Bond tells Blofeld to shut off the video, one of the SPECTRE thugs hit him in the leg. Bond convinces Madeleine not to watch before the thug knocks him out. Blofeld later forces Madeleine to watch Bond being tortured.]]

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* This happens in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' when [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Blofeld]] forces Madeleine to watch Mr. White commit suicide. When Bond tells Blofeld to shut off the video, one of the SPECTRE thugs hit him in the leg. Bond convinces Madeleine not to watch before the thug knocks him out. Blofeld later forces Madeleine to watch Bond being tortured.]]



* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Myra is forced to watch [[spoiler: Bastienís torture, after Vladimir tells the Farm humans that she is the one responsible.]]

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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Myra is forced to watch [[spoiler: Bastienís [[spoiler:Bastienís torture, after Vladimir tells the Farm humans that she is the one responsible.]]



** ZigZagged in ''A Vision of Shadows''. [[BigBad Darktail]] initially forces [[ReverseMole Violetpaw]] to watch as [[spoiler: her friend Needletail is slowly drowned in the lake, as punishment for the former's attempt to slip poppyseed into his prey. Violetpaw pleads with him, and he relents, allowing Needletail to live, but only if she was willing to kill Violetpaw herself. Needletail feins an attack, before attempting to protect Violetpaw against multiple rogues at once. She goes out in a HeroicSacrifice, while Violetpaw watches in horror. Violetpaw flees before Needletail actually dies, but it's made clear what happened.]]

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** ZigZagged in ''A Vision of Shadows''. [[BigBad Darktail]] initially forces [[ReverseMole Violetpaw]] to watch as [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her friend Needletail is slowly drowned in the lake, as punishment for the former's attempt to slip poppyseed into his prey. Violetpaw pleads with him, and he relents, allowing Needletail to live, but only if she was willing to kill Violetpaw herself. Needletail feins an attack, before attempting to protect Violetpaw against multiple rogues at once. She goes out in a HeroicSacrifice, while Violetpaw watches in horror. Violetpaw flees before Needletail actually dies, but it's made clear what happened.]]



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Ron Weasley listens from his basement prison as [[spoiler: Hermione, his soon-to-be girlfriend]] is tortured by [[spoiler: Bellatrix]] above.
* In ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', also known as the ''Literature/CirqueDuFreak'' series, the second-to-last book gives us this between [[spoiler: Steve and Darren]]. "I dare you to do this." Different in that [[spoiler: Steve]] is essentially doing it ForTheEvulz at this point, and if [[spoiler: Darren]] also does it, it'd keep [[spoiler: Steve]] from actually realizing and becoming truly evil, and if [[spoiler: Darren]] doesn't, [[spoiler: Steve]]would go absolutely batshit crazy. [[spoiler: Ultimately it's Steve killing Darren's godson and son-of-best-friend Shancus, that is Steve's crossing the MoralEventHorizon and he dares Darren to do it as well. And Darren almost does kill the kid he's holding, Steve's son Darius. What keeps him from doing it? Steve telling his boy to tell Darren his mom's name. His mom's name? Annie Shan, Darren's sister. [[WhamEpisode Woah.]]]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Ron Weasley listens from his basement prison as [[spoiler: Hermione, [[spoiler:Hermione, his soon-to-be girlfriend]] is tortured by [[spoiler: Bellatrix]] [[spoiler:Bellatrix]] above.
* In ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', also known as the ''Literature/CirqueDuFreak'' series, the second-to-last book gives us this between [[spoiler: Steve [[spoiler:Steve and Darren]]. "I dare you to do this." Different in that [[spoiler: Steve]] [[spoiler:Steve]] is essentially doing it ForTheEvulz at this point, and if [[spoiler: Darren]] [[spoiler:Darren]] also does it, it'd keep [[spoiler: Steve]] [[spoiler:Steve]] from actually realizing and becoming truly evil, and if [[spoiler: Darren]] [[spoiler:Darren]] doesn't, [[spoiler: Steve]]would [[spoiler:Steve]]would go absolutely batshit crazy. [[spoiler: Ultimately [[spoiler:Ultimately it's Steve killing Darren's godson and son-of-best-friend Shancus, that is Steve's crossing the MoralEventHorizon and he dares Darren to do it as well. And Darren almost does kill the kid he's holding, Steve's son Darius. What keeps him from doing it? Steve telling his boy to tell Darren his mom's name. His mom's name? Annie Shan, Darren's sister. [[WhamEpisode Woah.]]]]



* This turns out to be behind the plot of ''The Carpet makers'' by AndreasEschbach: [[spoiler: the previous Emperor puts a defeated rival king on life support and forces him to watch how all life on his home planet gets killed off, to be replaced by carpets.]]

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* This turns out to be behind the plot of ''The Carpet makers'' by AndreasEschbach: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the previous Emperor puts a defeated rival king on life support and forces him to watch how all life on his home planet gets killed off, to be replaced by carpets.]]



** [[spoiler: Theon Greyjoy]] is also forced to watch and participate as [[spoiler: Ramsay rapes and abuses Jeyne Poole. It's implied that this doesn't happen just once either.]]

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** [[spoiler: Theon [[spoiler:Theon Greyjoy]] is also forced to watch and participate as [[spoiler: Ramsay [[spoiler:Ramsay rapes and abuses Jeyne Poole. It's implied that this doesn't happen just once either.]]



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', one of [[spoiler: the Porter sisters]] turned Cira's [[BiTheWay lover]] against her years ago. When she's kidnapped while trying to save [[NonActionGuy Jerin]], Jerin says he'll do anything they want [[BlatantLies forever]] if they don't kill her. So they don't. Instead they [[ChainedToABed tie them to a bed, Jerin on it, Cira at the foot]] and gag her so she's there while one of them "rapes his mouth".

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', one of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Porter sisters]] turned Cira's [[BiTheWay lover]] against her years ago. When she's kidnapped while trying to save [[NonActionGuy Jerin]], Jerin says he'll do anything they want [[BlatantLies forever]] if they don't kill her. So they don't. Instead they [[ChainedToABed tie them to a bed, Jerin on it, Cira at the foot]] and gag her so she's there while one of them "rapes his mouth".



* ''Literature/AdventureHunters'': This is how Marcus secures Regina's cooperation [[spoiler: chaining her to a wall so she has to watch him torture Golon.]]
* In ''Literature/ChaosWalking'''s second book, The Ask and the Answer, Mayor-turned-[[spoiler: President]] Prentiss tortures [[spoiler: Viola]] while a horrified Todd watches on behind a soundproof one-way mirror. [[spoiler: Todd]] breaks first and gives Prentiss information about the upcoming invasion by the Answer.

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* ''Literature/AdventureHunters'': This is how Marcus secures Regina's cooperation [[spoiler: chaining [[spoiler:chaining her to a wall so she has to watch him torture Golon.]]
* In ''Literature/ChaosWalking'''s second book, The Ask and the Answer, Mayor-turned-[[spoiler: President]] Mayor-turned-[[spoiler:President]] Prentiss tortures [[spoiler: Viola]] [[spoiler:Viola]] while a horrified Todd watches on behind a soundproof one-way mirror. [[spoiler: Todd]] [[spoiler:Todd]] breaks first and gives Prentiss information about the upcoming invasion by the Answer.



* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', the Japanese are surprised to learn that Blackthorne ''isn't'' vulnerable to personal humiliation, and even more surprised to learn that he '''is''' vulnerable to this trope. Abusing and mistreating him to the limit won't break him down, but if one of his companions is abused and tortured instead... i.e., Blackthorne's famous [[spoiler: attempt commit {{seppuku}}]] came from a group of samurai threatening to ''crucify everyone in the village he lived in''.

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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', the Japanese are surprised to learn that Blackthorne ''isn't'' vulnerable to personal humiliation, and even more surprised to learn that he '''is''' vulnerable to this trope. Abusing and mistreating him to the limit won't break him down, but if one of his companions is abused and tortured instead... i.e., Blackthorne's famous [[spoiler: attempt [[spoiler:attempt commit {{seppuku}}]] came from a group of samurai threatening to ''crucify everyone in the village he lived in''.



* On ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack Bauer orders {{Qurac}} soldiers to kill a terrorist's son on a webcam feed in order to break him. [[spoiler: It was staged.]]

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* On ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack Bauer orders {{Qurac}} soldiers to kill a terrorist's son on a webcam feed in order to break him. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It was staged.]]



* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', [[spoiler: Delphine]] is sent is sent to a personal hell where she is forced to watch [[spoiler: her daughters]] be tortured over and over again [[spoiler: in torture devices she herself devised]].

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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', [[spoiler: Delphine]] [[spoiler:Delphine]] is sent is sent to a personal hell where she is forced to watch [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her daughters]] be tortured over and over again [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in torture devices she herself devised]].



* In the penultimate episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'', Jesse, who was captured and made to make his trademark blue meth for Jack and Todd, gets caught trying to escape their compound. Jack retaliates by [[spoiler: forcing Jesse to watch his girlfriend Andrea get executed at her front porch by Todd and then threatening to do the same to her son Brock if he tries to escape again.]]

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* In the penultimate episode of ''Series/BreakingBad'', Jesse, who was captured and made to make his trademark blue meth for Jack and Todd, gets caught trying to escape their compound. Jack retaliates by [[spoiler: forcing [[spoiler:forcing Jesse to watch his girlfriend Andrea get executed at her front porch by Todd and then threatening to do the same to her son Brock if he tries to escape again.]]



** In "True Night", the [=UnSub's=] backstory was that [[spoiler: a street gang forced him to watch as they murdered (and implied gang-rape) his pregnant girlfriend, whom he'd just proposed to]]. No wonder he snapped.
** It was part of Karl "The Fox" Arnold's modus operandi: he targeted dysfunctional families and forced [[spoiler: the father to watch as he killed the other members]] before finally killing him.
** Tim Curry's character in the two-parter "Our Darkest Hour"/"The Longest Night" would always leave behind a witness after raping, beating and killing their loved ones. It turned out that [[spoiler: his mother, a prostitute, used to make him watch while she worked. It's implied she also offered him up to her clients]].

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** In "True Night", the [=UnSub's=] backstory was that [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a street gang forced him to watch as they murdered (and implied gang-rape) his pregnant girlfriend, whom he'd just proposed to]]. No wonder he snapped.
** It was part of Karl "The Fox" Arnold's modus operandi: he targeted dysfunctional families and forced [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the father to watch as he killed the other members]] before finally killing him.
** Tim Curry's character in the two-parter "Our Darkest Hour"/"The Longest Night" would always leave behind a witness after raping, beating and killing their loved ones. It turned out that [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his mother, a prostitute, used to make him watch while she worked. It's implied she also offered him up to her clients]].



** ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Jack Harkness describes being subjected to this in his past: "I went to war when I was a boy. I was with my best friend. We got caught crossing the border over enemy lines. They tortured him, not me, because he was weaker. They made me watch him die. And they let me go." Icing on the cake: [[spoiler: Jack convinced his friend to go to war. It would have been an adventure, he claimed.]]

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** ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'': Jack Harkness describes being subjected to this in his past: "I went to war when I was a boy. I was with my best friend. We got caught crossing the border over enemy lines. They tortured him, not me, because he was weaker. They made me watch him die. And they let me go." Icing on the cake: [[spoiler: Jack [[spoiler:Jack convinced his friend to go to war. It would have been an adventure, he claimed.]]



* Happens thrice during ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. Negan forces Rick's group to watch as he brutally beats [[spoiler: Abraham]] to death. He specifically states that if anyone moves, he'll rip Carl's eye out and feed it to Rick. When Daryl angrily punches him, Negan proceeds to [[spoiler: murder Glenn]] whilst everyone, including [[spoiler: his pregnant wife]] watches helplessly. Finally, he forces the group to watch as he orders Rick to cut Carl's arm off. [[spoiler: Thankfully he doesn't actually go through with this one.]]

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* Happens thrice during ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. Negan forces Rick's group to watch as he brutally beats [[spoiler: Abraham]] [[spoiler:Abraham]] to death. He specifically states that if anyone moves, he'll rip Carl's eye out and feed it to Rick. When Daryl angrily punches him, Negan proceeds to [[spoiler: murder [[spoiler:murder Glenn]] whilst everyone, including [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his pregnant wife]] watches helplessly. Finally, he forces the group to watch as he orders Rick to cut Carl's arm off. [[spoiler: Thankfully [[spoiler:Thankfully he doesn't actually go through with this one.]]



* In ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', you defeat one of the superagents by [[spoiler: mangling her teddy bear.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', you defeat one of the superagents by [[spoiler: mangling [[spoiler:mangling her teddy bear.]]



** While he doesn't get to see ''how'' it happened, [[spoiler: Cormag]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' is forced by [[spoiler: Valter]] to have a long and good look at [[spoiler: his murdered brother Glen's mangled corpse.]] What [[spoiler: Valter]] didn't say, though, was that [[spoiler: ''he'' was the one who killed Glen.]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]], [[LadyOfWar Lucia]] is captured by the Crimean Rebels and about hanged in front of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Queen Elincia]], with the intention of forcing the Queen to surrender the throne. Lucia remains calm and keeps reaffirming her Undying Loyalty to Elincia, ''even as the rope is around her neck''. [[spoiler: And then... cue the BigDamnHeroes by the Greil Mercenaries.]]
** Invoked in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', when [[spoiler: Gangrel takes Emmeryn to be executed in a cliff near Plegia Castle]] so he can force Prince Chrom and his BadassCrew to watch [[spoiler: how she will die if Chrom doesn't hand the Fire Emblem itself to Plegia.]] [[spoiler: Emmeryn [[TakeAThirdOption thwarts this]] via [[HeroicSuicide willingly throwing herself off to her own death]]. (If the player has [[=SpotPass=], [[NotQuiteDead it doesn't stick]]).]]

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** While he doesn't get to see ''how'' it happened, [[spoiler: Cormag]] [[spoiler:Cormag]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' is forced by [[spoiler: Valter]] [[spoiler:Valter]] to have a long and good look at [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his murdered brother Glen's mangled corpse.]] What [[spoiler: Valter]] [[spoiler:Valter]] didn't say, though, was that [[spoiler: ''he'' [[spoiler:''he'' was the one who killed Glen.]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn]], [[LadyOfWar Lucia]] is captured by the Crimean Rebels and about hanged in front of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Queen Elincia]], with the intention of forcing the Queen to surrender the throne. Lucia remains calm and keeps reaffirming her Undying Loyalty to Elincia, ''even as the rope is around her neck''. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then... cue the BigDamnHeroes by the Greil Mercenaries.]]
** Invoked in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', when [[spoiler: Gangrel [[spoiler:Gangrel takes Emmeryn to be executed in a cliff near Plegia Castle]] so he can force Prince Chrom and his BadassCrew to watch [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how she will die if Chrom doesn't hand the Fire Emblem itself to Plegia.]] [[spoiler: Emmeryn [[spoiler:Emmeryn [[TakeAThirdOption thwarts this]] via [[HeroicSuicide willingly throwing herself off to her own death]]. (If the player has [[=SpotPass=], [[NotQuiteDead it doesn't stick]]).]]



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', [[spoiler: Orphan forces Fang to watch him torture Vanille in order to get her to transform into Ragnarok and kill him. Fang ends up transforming into an incomplete Ragnarok but turns back into a human before she can kill Orphan. Then Orphan proceeds to torture Fang while Vanille watches. Who knows what would've happened if Lightning and co didn't pull a BigDamnHero moment.]]
* One was at the very end of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} 3'', [[spoiler: Wilhelm tortures Shion to try and get KOS-MOS to activate Zarathustra. It doesn't work of course because KOS-MOS decides she simply wants to be herself instead of someone else so she destroys the key to Zarathustra, making it spiral out of control. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Woops]]. Everything gets better though.]]
* A major driving force in Luca's rage-filled insanity in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is that he was forced to watch his mother be gang-raped for an entire week by Jowston Alliance rebels when he was a child. [[spoiler: And when he finds out the kidnapping and gang-rape was all orchestrated by the mayor of Muse and leader of the Jowston Alliance Council, Darrel, he resolved to wiped the City-State off the map and murder all its inhabitants.]]
* ''VideoGame/UltimaV: Warriors of Destiny'' was one of the first to use this trope. [[spoiler: If you are captured by Lord Blackthorn, you are asked one of the mantras to the Shrines of Virtue. If you refuse, Lord Blackthorn will drag a companion under a swinging blade and ask "are you sure you don't want to tell me?" If you continue to refuse, your companion will die and will never return. You can exploit this to [[UriahGambit get rid of Saduj]], however.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', [[spoiler: Orphan [[spoiler:Orphan forces Fang to watch him torture Vanille in order to get her to transform into Ragnarok and kill him. Fang ends up transforming into an incomplete Ragnarok but turns back into a human before she can kill Orphan. Then Orphan proceeds to torture Fang while Vanille watches. Who knows what would've happened if Lightning and co didn't pull a BigDamnHero moment.]]
* One was at the very end of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} 3'', [[spoiler: Wilhelm [[spoiler:Wilhelm tortures Shion to try and get KOS-MOS to activate Zarathustra. It doesn't work of course because KOS-MOS decides she simply wants to be herself instead of someone else so she destroys the key to Zarathustra, making it spiral out of control. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Woops]]. Everything gets better though.]]
* A major driving force in Luca's rage-filled insanity in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is that he was forced to watch his mother be gang-raped for an entire week by Jowston Alliance rebels when he was a child. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And when he finds out the kidnapping and gang-rape was all orchestrated by the mayor of Muse and leader of the Jowston Alliance Council, Darrel, he resolved to wiped the City-State off the map and murder all its inhabitants.]]
* ''VideoGame/UltimaV: Warriors of Destiny'' was one of the first to use this trope. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you are captured by Lord Blackthorn, you are asked one of the mantras to the Shrines of Virtue. If you refuse, Lord Blackthorn will drag a companion under a swinging blade and ask "are you sure you don't want to tell me?" If you continue to refuse, your companion will die and will never return. You can exploit this to [[UriahGambit get rid of Saduj]], however.]]



* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]]'': Skull Face uses Chico's crush on [[spoiler: Paz]] to his advantage by making him watch as he has her tortured and gang-raped.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]]'': Skull Face uses Chico's crush on [[spoiler: Paz]] [[spoiler:Paz]] to his advantage by making him watch as he has her tortured and gang-raped.



* In the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' sequel ''Project Justice'', if the [[spoiler: Taiyou]] team is chosen, midway through the route [[spoiler: Kurow]] tells a captured [[spoiler: Hinata]] that he will force her to see him and his group kill [[spoiler: Kyosuke and Batsu]], who have come to the rescue. [[spoiler: It doesn't happen: the HopelessBossFight finishes without any deaths, and Hinata is rescued by Tiffany and Roy before its end]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' sequel ''Project Justice'', if the [[spoiler: Taiyou]] [[spoiler:Taiyou]] team is chosen, midway through the route [[spoiler: Kurow]] [[spoiler:Kurow]] tells a captured [[spoiler: Hinata]] [[spoiler:Hinata]] that he will force her to see him and his group kill [[spoiler: Kyosuke [[spoiler:Kyosuke and Batsu]], who have come to the rescue. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't happen: the HopelessBossFight finishes without any deaths, and Hinata is rescued by Tiffany and Roy before its end]]
4th Jul '17 7:41:16 PM HeroGal2347
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* At the end of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''[='=]s "[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent Conduit saga]]", Conduit sets up television around the {{deathtrap}} he stuck ComicBook/JimmyOlsen in, presumably to invoke this on Superman.

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* At In a story set after the end of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''[='=]s "[[ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent Conduit saga]]", Conduit sets up ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfClarkKent'', Superman finds a death trap surrounded by television around the {{deathtrap}} he stuck ComicBook/JimmyOlsen in, screens, which Conduit had presumably set up so Supes would be able to invoke this on Superman.see the captive (ComicBook/JimmyOlsen) die in spite of everything he could do.
1st Jul '17 12:33:26 PM GardenGoblin
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* In ''Literature/AWorldLessVisible'', Zeke is forced to watch as Tobias is tortured by his own homophobic and white supremacist brother. Then in an additional KickTheDog moment, Zeke is the one who ends up convicted of the assault.
26th Jun '17 12:52:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->'''Weasel''': Shall I [[{{Malaproper}} repose]][[note]]He means "dispose".[[/note]] of [Eddie Valiant] right now, Boss?

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->'''Weasel''': Shall I [[{{Malaproper}} repose]][[note]]He repose[[note]]He means "dispose".[[/note]] of [Eddie Valiant] right now, Boss?
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** Yet another one occurred in 2000 when Austin came on the TitanTron and blew up Wrestling/D-GeneratonX's tour bus, the DX Express.

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** Yet another one occurred in 2000 when Austin came on the TitanTron and blew up Wrestling/D-GeneratonX's Wrestling/DGenerationX's tour bus, the DX Express.
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** Yet another one occurred in 2000 when Austin came on the TitanTron and blew up Wrestling/DGeneratonX's tour bus, the DX Express.

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** Yet another one occurred in 2000 when Austin came on the TitanTron and blew up Wrestling/DGeneratonX's Wrestling/D-GeneratonX's tour bus, the DX Express.
21st Jun '17 8:45:04 PM KidDynamite
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* A common trope used during the Attitude Ere, particularly in the feud pitting Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. One example is Austin showing -- via the Titan Tron -- that he had earlier poured tons of concrete in [=McMahon=]'s new Chevrolet Corvette!!!! Another time, as Austin and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] were trading verbal jabs, Austin revealed, via video footage, that he had dropped a steel beam on top of the Rock's brand new Lincoln Continental!

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* A common trope used during the Attitude Ere, particularly in the feud pitting Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. One example is Austin showing -- via the Titan Tron -- that he had earlier poured tons of concrete in [=McMahon=]'s new Chevrolet Corvette!!!! Corvette!!!!
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Another time, as Austin and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] were trading verbal jabs, Austin revealed, via video footage, that he had dropped a steel beam on top of the Rock's brand new Lincoln Continental!Continental!
** Yet another one occurred in 2000 when Austin came on the TitanTron and blew up Wrestling/DGeneratonX's tour bus, the DX Express.
11th Jun '17 10:31:26 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]'', the Japanese are surprised to learn that Blackthorne ''isn't'' vulnerable to personal humiliation, and even more surprised to learn that he '''is''' vulnerable to this trope. Abusing and mistreating him to the limit won't break him down, but if one of his companions is abused and tortured instead... i.e., Blackthorne's famous [[spoiler: attempt commit {{seppuku}}]] came from a group of samurai threatening to ''crucify everyone in the village he lived in''.
19th May '17 12:26:30 PM eroock
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The possibilities are nauseatingly endless, but the one constant is that they are Forced To Watch, often with the offer that they can make it stop if they just give in. Sometimes the act isn't meant to make someone talk, but to KickTheDog in a truly heinous way, {{sadist}}ically {{Mind Rap|e}}ing them by taking whatever they love and destroying it before their very eyes. More cynically, this is a way for the writers to make sure that the heroes remain absolutely sympathetic -- caving under torture would make them "weak," but caving to a loved one's torture makes them ''[[AlwaysSaveTheGirl heroic]].''

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The possibilities are nauseatingly endless, but the one constant is that they are Forced To to Watch, often with the offer that they can make it stop if they just give in. Sometimes the act isn't meant to make someone talk, but to KickTheDog in a truly heinous way, {{sadist}}ically {{Mind Rap|e}}ing them by taking whatever they love and destroying it before their very eyes. More cynically, this is a way for the writers to make sure that the heroes remain absolutely sympathetic -- caving under torture would make them "weak," but caving to a loved one's torture makes them ''[[AlwaysSaveTheGirl heroic]].''
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