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3rd Sep '16 11:46:40 PM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon", the Enterprise discovers two planets are involved in a bizarre war in which computers simulate the conflict, and civilians deemed "killed" in the simulation are required to report to disintegration chambers. The people willingly go to their deaths, believing that in doing so, they are preventing an actual war from breaking out. Kirk and crew's revulsion at this is that there ''is'' an actul war where people still die from it, and this "simulation" setup removes the WarIsHell aspect that makes war something to be avoided.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon", the Enterprise discovers two planets are involved in a bizarre war in which computers simulate the conflict, and civilians deemed "killed" in the simulation are required to report to disintegration chambers. The people willingly go to their deaths, believing that in doing so, they are preventing an actual war from breaking out. Kirk and crew's revulsion at this is that there ''is'' an actul war where people still die from it, and this "simulation" setup removes the WarIsHell aspect that makes war something to be avoided.avoided (that and they decided that the ''Enterprise'' and crew became a casualty in their "simulated" war and had to report to the disintegration chambers).
3rd Sep '16 11:44:51 PM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon", the Enterprise discovers two planets are involved in a bizarre war in which computers simulate the conflict, and civilians deemed "killed" in the simulation are required to report to disintegration chambers. The people willingly go to their deaths, believing that in doing so, they are preventing an actual war from breaking out. Kirk and crew's revulsion at this is that it removes the WarIsHell aspect that makes war something to be avoided.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon", the Enterprise discovers two planets are involved in a bizarre war in which computers simulate the conflict, and civilians deemed "killed" in the simulation are required to report to disintegration chambers. The people willingly go to their deaths, believing that in doing so, they are preventing an actual war from breaking out. Kirk and crew's revulsion at this is that it there ''is'' an actul war where people still die from it, and this "simulation" setup removes the WarIsHell aspect that makes war something to be avoided.
3rd Sep '16 11:41:56 PM MadCat221
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon", the Enterprise discovers two planets are involved in a bizarre war in which computers simulate the conflict, and civilians deemed "killed" in the simulation are required to report to disintegration chambers. The people willingly go to their deaths, believing that in doing so, they are preventing an actual war from breaking out.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon", the Enterprise discovers two planets are involved in a bizarre war in which computers simulate the conflict, and civilians deemed "killed" in the simulation are required to report to disintegration chambers. The people willingly go to their deaths, believing that in doing so, they are preventing an actual war from breaking out. Kirk and crew's revulsion at this is that it removes the WarIsHell aspect that makes war something to be avoided.
7th Aug '16 4:10:16 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** Regarding the physics, think about it: where, according to the movie, did you learn those physics?
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.
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