History Main / IndustrializedEvil

15th Sep '17 1:22:18 PM x_countryguy
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ghouls that are captured by the CCG are sent to Cochlea for their imprisonment and eventual execution. Those not kept alive as Informants are either selected for experimentation or marked for termination. And how does one execute a large number of super-human beings that cannot be injured by conventional weapons? Simple! A large number of prisoners are simply loaded into a massive industrial press, and then crushed like trash and flushed into the sewers. The whole matter is handled in a very banal manner, with the Warden stamping papers to mark which prisoners will be part of the next mass disposal. The audience learns all this after [[TheCutie Hinami]] is selected for Disposal, and several groups unite in a desperate bid to rescue her from the prison. As a final triumphant Screw You to the CCG, [[spoiler: Eto creates a {{Kaiju}}-sized armor to smash the machine to pieces]].

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ghouls that are captured by the CCG are sent to Cochlea for their imprisonment and eventual execution. Those not kept alive as Informants are either selected for experimentation or marked for termination. And how does one execute a large number of super-human beings that cannot be injured by conventional weapons? Simple! A large number of prisoners are simply loaded into a massive industrial press, and then crushed like trash and flushed into the sewers. The whole matter is handled in a very banal manner, with the Warden stamping papers to mark which prisoners will be part of the next mass disposal. The audience learns all this after [[TheCutie Hinami]] is selected for Disposal, and several groups unite in a desperate bid to rescue her from the prison. As a final triumphant Screw You to the CCG, [[spoiler: Eto [[spoiler:Eto creates a {{Kaiju}}-sized armor to smash the machine to pieces]].



* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]] is focused on traversing the titular machine - a giant, sprawling monster of pipes, gears and pistons, buried beneath the streets of London that was designed to [[spoiler: streamline the butchering of human sacrifices]]. Furthering the trope, [[spoiler: the protagonist first designed the machine as his own answer to the approaching horrors of the twentieth century (that he had seen in a vision), such as the great World Wars.]] He viewed that as an even more terrifying industrialization of inhumanity and became so disgusted with mankind, set out to "make pigs of them all".

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* ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin unsurprisingly]] is focused on traversing the titular machine - a giant, sprawling monster of pipes, gears and pistons, buried beneath the streets of London that was designed to [[spoiler: streamline [[spoiler:streamline the butchering of human sacrifices]]. Furthering the trope, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the protagonist first designed the machine as his own answer to the approaching horrors of the twentieth century (that he had seen in a vision), such as the great World Wars.]] He viewed that as an even more terrifying industrialization of inhumanity and became so disgusted with mankind, set out to "make pigs of them all".



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the vampire and SinisterMinister [[spoiler: Malack]] drops his AffablyEvil act when he reveals to Durkon that once he inherits the rule of the Empire, he intends to sacrifice a thousand sentients every day to his God of Death. He's thinking of developing some sort of special chamber for maximum efficiency. WordOfGod is that this is a reference to the RealLife meat industry; The Giant is a vegetarian.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the vampire and SinisterMinister [[spoiler: Malack]] [[spoiler:Malack]] drops his AffablyEvil act when he reveals to Durkon that once he inherits the rule of the Empire, he intends to sacrifice a thousand sentients every day to his God of Death. He's thinking of developing some sort of special chamber for maximum efficiency. WordOfGod is that this is a reference to the RealLife meat industry; The Giant is a vegetarian.
1st Sep '17 11:40:26 PM poi99
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* The Machines in ''Film/TheMatrix'' famously turned humans into batteries (physics notwithstanding, due to {{executive|Meddling}}s thinking viewers wouldn't understand WetwareCPU).
** Regarding the physics, think about it: where, according to the movie, did you learn those physics?
** And keep in mind that [[spoiler:this was the machines ''being '''merciful''''' to the humans who had treated them like crap]].

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* The Machines in ''Film/TheMatrix'' famously turned humans into batteries (physics notwithstanding, due to {{executive|Meddling}}s thinking viewers wouldn't understand WetwareCPU).
** Regarding the physics, think about it: where, according to the movie, did you learn those physics?
**
WetwareCPU). And keep in mind that [[spoiler:this was the machines ''being '''merciful''''' to the humans who had treated them like crap]].
23rd Aug '17 1:15:36 AM PaulA
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* The BigBad of ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]'' has a very ingenious way of [[HumanSacrifice sacrificing souls]] to {{Satan}}: she hires impoverished girls to work in an [[NightmarishFactory Edwardian paint shop]] that doubles as a brothel. The girls' souls are corrupted by degrading sex work while they waste away from lead poisoning.

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* The BigBad of ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]'' ''Literature/TheGatesOfSleep'' has a very ingenious way of [[HumanSacrifice sacrificing souls]] to {{Satan}}: she hires impoverished girls to work in an [[NightmarishFactory Edwardian paint shop]] that doubles as a brothel. The girls' souls are corrupted by degrading sex work while they waste away from lead poisoning.
16th Aug '17 1:53:41 AM RobTan
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* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' is a dramatisation of the Wannsee Conference where the FinalSolution was planned. It's largely a discussion of logistics, money and technology, with the only objections based around largely practical concerns, and the use of euphemisms such as "storage problem". Most notable when Eichmann reads out an account of a mass killing by gas chamber as if he's describing the test of a new piece of factory machinery, right down to a projected estimate of Jews killed per year with the new system. One of the participants explicitly compares it to a production line.
11th Aug '17 5:52:00 PM Andyroid
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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is probably the UrExample of this trope. The lower-class workers are enslaved maintaining the [[NoOSHACompliance highly dangerous machines]] that [[UrbanSegregation allow the upper classes to live in luxury]]. At one point, the hero imagines one of the machines as a shrine to the Biblical Moloch, consuming the workers like human sacrifices.

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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is probably the UrExample of this trope. The lower-class workers are enslaved maintaining the [[NoOSHACompliance highly dangerous machines]] that [[UrbanSegregation allow the upper classes to live in luxury]]. At one point, the hero imagines one of the machines as a shrine to the Biblical Moloch, consuming the workers killed in its upkeep like human sacrifices.
17th Jul '17 9:30:43 PM Andyroid
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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is probably the UrExample of this trope. The lower-class workers are enslaved maintaining the [[NoOSHACompliance highly dangerous machines]] that [[TerminallyDependentSociety keep their society going]]. At one point the hero imagines one of the machines as the Biblical Moloch, consuming the workers like human sacrifices.

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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is probably the UrExample of this trope. The lower-class workers are enslaved maintaining the [[NoOSHACompliance highly dangerous machines]] that [[TerminallyDependentSociety keep their society going]]. [[UrbanSegregation allow the upper classes to live in luxury]]. At one point point, the hero imagines one of the machines as a shrine to the Biblical Moloch, consuming the workers like human sacrifices.
17th Jul '17 9:09:12 PM Andyroid
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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is probably the UrExample of this trope.

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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' is probably the UrExample of this trope. The lower-class workers are enslaved maintaining the [[NoOSHACompliance highly dangerous machines]] that [[TerminallyDependentSociety keep their society going]]. At one point the hero imagines one of the machines as the Biblical Moloch, consuming the workers like human sacrifices.
10th Jun '17 4:51:38 PM MCanter89
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->'''Moriarty''': That's what you get Mr. Holmes, when industry marries arms.
->'''Holmes''': My horror at your crimes is matched only by my admiration at the skill it took to achieve them.

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->'''Moriarty''': ->'''Moriarty:''' That's what you get get, Mr. Holmes, when industry marries arms.
->'''Holmes''': ->'''Holmes:''' My horror at your crimes is matched only by my admiration at the skill it took to achieve them.



Why should vampires spend hours hunting a [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere juicy bloodbag]] when they can just breed and slowly exsanguinate people in PeopleFarms? Or for that matter, the [[{{Dystopia}} repressive police state]] may just build an all purpose AgonyBeam rather than bother with psych evaluations to put political prisoners in [[{{Room 101}} tailor made torture chambers.]] A werewolf may decide that rather than wait for college students to wander into his forest to hunt, he could just kidnap people off the street and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame release them for sport.]]

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Why should vampires spend hours hunting a [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere juicy bloodbag]] when they can just breed and slowly exsanguinate people in PeopleFarms? Or for that matter, the [[{{Dystopia}} repressive police state]] may just build an all purpose AgonyBeam rather than bother with psych evaluations to put political prisoners in [[{{Room 101}} tailor made torture chambers.]] chambers]]. A werewolf may decide that rather than wait for college students to wander into his forest to hunt, he could just kidnap people off the street and [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame release them for sport.]]
sport]].



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* The Machines in ''Film/TheMatrix'' famously turned humans into batteries (physics notwithstanding, due to {{Executive|Meddling}}s thinking viewers wouldn't understand WetwareCPU).

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* The Machines in ''Film/TheMatrix'' famously turned humans into batteries (physics notwithstanding, due to {{Executive|Meddling}}s {{executive|Meddling}}s thinking viewers wouldn't understand WetwareCPU).



* In ''Literature/CloudAtlas'', the Archivist uses this trope's very words [[spoiler: to refer to Sonmi-451's description of fabricants being slaughtered and recycled.]]

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* In ''Literature/CloudAtlas'', the Archivist uses this trope's very words [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to refer to Sonmi-451's description of fabricants being slaughtered and recycled.]]



31st May '17 7:18:05 AM Vyerron
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** In one of the discarded editions of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' orcs used tanks during the siege of Gondolin.
6th May '17 5:15:55 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ghouls that are captured by the CCG are sent to Cochlea for their imprisonment and eventual execution. Those not kept alive as Informants are either selected for experimentation or marked for termination. And how does one execute a large number of super-human beings that cannot be injured by conventional weapons? Simple! A large number of prisoners are simply loaded into a massive industrial press, and then crushed like trash and flushed into the sewers.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ghouls that are captured by the CCG are sent to Cochlea for their imprisonment and eventual execution. Those not kept alive as Informants are either selected for experimentation or marked for termination. And how does one execute a large number of super-human beings that cannot be injured by conventional weapons? Simple! A large number of prisoners are simply loaded into a massive industrial press, and then crushed like trash and flushed into the sewers. The whole matter is handled in a very banal manner, with the Warden stamping papers to mark which prisoners will be part of the next mass disposal. The audience learns all this after [[TheCutie Hinami]] is selected for Disposal, and several groups unite in a desperate bid to rescue her from the prison. As a final triumphant Screw You to the CCG, [[spoiler: Eto creates a {{Kaiju}}-sized armor to smash the machine to pieces]].
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