History Main / IndustrializedEvil

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]].
6th May '17 5:11:50 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.
16th Jan '17 7:30:54 AM WillBGood
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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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* One horror comic ("The Pit of Horror", ''Adventures Into Weird Worlds'', 1952) 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...]] Read it [[http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2016/01/satan-is-waitin-pit-of-horror.html here.]]
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.
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