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9th Jul '16 10:53:45 AM hoodiecrow
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* ''In the Penal Colony'', by Franz Kafka, describes a torture and execution machine that is designed to kill the condemned through pain and blood loss over a period of twelve hours (pausing briefly to let the condemned rest and, still strapped in to the machine, eat a bowl of porridge). The beauty of the machine is, supposedly, that it is inhuman in a "good" sense: it is impartial, precise, persistent, and, of course, without hate towards the condemned. The horrible ordeal transforms the mindset of the condemned so that he will die at ease, feeling that justice has been served, even if he regarded himself as innocent before.
8th Jul '16 11:01:27 PM Chabal2
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* One horror comic has the Devil see that demons are getting lazy and complacent, so he brings in a human expert. The expert soon has them torturing souls with sadistic enthusiasm, so the Devil gives him his reward, a chest of jewels, and returns him to Earth at the same time and place he was taken from... which was a few seconds before he was scheduled to die. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard And guess where he's headed...]]
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', the new lord of hell tried this approach -- since people get used to pain, he established a lot of rules that changed hell into a tedious, bureaucratic horror. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the demons were horrified]] and quickly arranged to have him KickedUpstairs.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', the new lord of hell tried this approach -- since people get used to souls don't actually feel pain, he established a lot of rules that changed hell into a tedious, bureaucratic horror. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the demons were horrified]] (but somewhat proud of humans for having devised such tortures) and quickly arranged to have him KickedUpstairs.KickedUpstairs. Hell gets considerably better after that, because both souls and demons now know things could be a ''lot'' worse.
7th Jul '16 8:58:30 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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Add HorrorHunger, PoweredByAForsakenChild, HumanResources, or AndIMustScream with this trope for extra (evil) fuel economy. Since the execution of this idea requires order and discipline, the perpetrators will usually be LawfulEvil unless they are an uncharacteristically well organized [[NeutralEvil Neutral]] or ChaoticEvil, or they represent BlueAndOrangeMorality. Less vile examples may be ObliviouslyEvil or an example of HumansAreCthulhu. Compare LuddWasRight, where technology and [[ScienceIsBad science are considered bad]] in and of themselves.

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Add HorrorHunger, PoweredByAForsakenChild, HumanResources, or AndIMustScream with this trope for extra (evil) fuel economy. Since the execution of this idea requires order and discipline, the perpetrators will usually be LawfulEvil unless they are an uncharacteristically well organized [[NeutralEvil Neutral]] or ChaoticEvil, or they represent BlueAndOrangeMorality. Less vile examples may be ObliviouslyEvil or an example of HumansAreCthulhu. Compare LuddWasRight, where technology and [[ScienceIsBad science are considered bad]] in and of themselves.
themselves. May be a part of a FinalSolution scenario.


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* ''Literature/{{Timeline 191}}'': Jake Featherston, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler analogue and President of the Confederate States of America takes an industrialized approach to his [[FinalSolution population reduction]] of the CSA's African-American residents, experimenting first with mass shootings, then trucks that asphyxiate the prisoners during transport, and finally, with Auschwitz-style gas showers. One of his henchmen, Jefferson Pinkard, tests each of these methods in turn, doing his best to bring logic and efficiency to the process of mass murder and genocide.
13th Jun '16 12:30:23 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', the Sphere pretty much runs on this.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', ''VideoGame/Prey2006'', the Sphere pretty much runs on this.
5th May '16 5:49:00 PM legendaryweredragon
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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent this is how human born vampires are made]]. During the quest River of Blood, the player discovers a factory where humans are placed into cages that are mechanically carried over a mound of a magical mineral and then lowered into a pool of vampyre blood, turning them into vampyres.
27th Feb '16 12:36:07 PM billybobfred
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* 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.

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* 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.
3rd Feb '16 12:55:50 PM CountDorku
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* One ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' adversary, Alling Third, is [[OurLichesAreDifferent a cyborg lich]] whose ritual to enter that state involved feeding an entire barbarian tribe, one by one, to a machine designed to torture them to death.
26th Jan '16 6:56:39 AM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:350:CrushKillDestroy? No: [[UnusualUserInterface perforate]], [[PeopleJars plug in]], [[HumanResources drain]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:CrushKillDestroy? [[caption-width-right:350:[[CrushKillDestroy Crush, kill, destroy]]? No: [[UnusualUserInterface perforate]], [[PeopleJars plug in]], [[HumanResources drain]].]]
16th Jan '16 2:25:04 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Mount Weather [[DeadlyEuphenism "harvests"]] people [[HumanResources for their blood and bone marrow]] with routine, clinical efficiency. When one of their human dialysis machines gives out, they dump the body down a trash chute and rig another person up in their place.

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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Mount Weather [[DeadlyEuphenism [[DeadlyEuphemism "harvests"]] people [[HumanResources for their blood and bone marrow]] with routine, clinical efficiency. When one of their human dialysis machines gives out, they dump the body down a trash chute and rig another person up in their place.
16th Jan '16 2:24:33 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Mount Weather [[DeadlyEuphenism "harvests"]] people [[HumanResources for their blood and bone marrow]] with routine, clinical efficiency. When one of their human dialysis machines gives out, they dump the body down a trash chute and rig another person up in their place.
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