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26th Apr '17 12:36:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''AssassinsCreed2016'': The first scene is Aguilar's initiation into the Spanish sect of the Assassin Brotherhood. It is a quiet and solemn affair where Aguilar affirms his intention to preserve humanity's free will [[WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison regardless of the sacrifice this might require]]. The {{fingore}} is kinda horrific but it is a blink-and-you-miss-it moment. [[spoiler: In contrast, Cal's initiation is quite pleasant. His deceased mom conducts the ceremony through an Animus hologram, his dad is also present and so are many of his ancestors. Instead of a theme of sacrifice, this one is much more about unity.]]

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* ''AssassinsCreed2016'': ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': The first scene is Aguilar's initiation into the Spanish sect of the Assassin Brotherhood. It is a quiet and solemn affair where Aguilar affirms his intention to preserve humanity's free will [[WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison regardless of the sacrifice this might require]]. The {{fingore}} is kinda horrific but it is a blink-and-you-miss-it moment. [[spoiler: In contrast, Cal's initiation is quite pleasant. His deceased mom conducts the ceremony through an Animus hologram, his dad is also present and so are many of his ancestors. Instead of a theme of sacrifice, this one is much more about unity.]]
26th Apr '17 12:36:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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See also RiteOfPassage, a catalog of initiation ceremonies into adulthood. IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten is a "disturbingly horrific" version of this trope cranked UpToEleven. Gangs may use the GangInitiationFight as their ceremony.

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See also RiteOfPassage, a catalog of initiation ceremonies into adulthood. IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten is a "disturbingly horrific" version of this trope cranked UpToEleven.used exclusively by evil groups for initiates to prove their evilness (or that they aren't heroes in disguise). Gangs may use the GangInitiationFight as their ceremony.


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*''AssassinsCreed2016'': The first scene is Aguilar's initiation into the Spanish sect of the Assassin Brotherhood. It is a quiet and solemn affair where Aguilar affirms his intention to preserve humanity's free will [[WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison regardless of the sacrifice this might require]]. The {{fingore}} is kinda horrific but it is a blink-and-you-miss-it moment. [[spoiler: In contrast, Cal's initiation is quite pleasant. His deceased mom conducts the ceremony through an Animus hologram, his dad is also present and so are many of his ancestors. Instead of a theme of sacrifice, this one is much more about unity.]]
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23rd Apr '17 10:14:22 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''SwordOfTheStars'' backstory, Liir who become Black Swimmers go through a twofold initiation of horrid. First, a funeral arranged by their friends and family, as becoming a Black Swimmer means [[ThatManIsDead abandoning whoever you were before]]. The actual initiation involves the recruit being held down and 'drowned' in liquid oxygen by their peers until they stop struggling and abandon all hope, which prepares them for an existence of being able to kill other beings -- this being basically the [[AxCrazy worst sort of insanity]] to the pacifistic Liir, who nonetheless recognize that some of them must be able to kill for the species to survive.

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* In the ''SwordOfTheStars'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' backstory, Liir who become Black Swimmers go through a twofold initiation of horrid. First, a funeral arranged by their friends and family, as becoming a Black Swimmer means [[ThatManIsDead abandoning whoever you were before]]. The actual initiation involves the recruit being held down and 'drowned' in liquid oxygen by their peers until they stop struggling and abandon all hope, which prepares them for an existence of being able to kill other beings -- this being basically the [[AxCrazy worst sort of insanity]] to the pacifistic Liir, who nonetheless recognize that some of them must be able to kill for the species to survive.
24th Mar '17 3:25:51 AM Dravencour
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* The ritual to join the evil cult dedicated to Slan in the Conviction Arc in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' involves having sex with various members of the cult, kissing a snake that is supposed to be the penis of the Great Goat Head, and eating of a brew that turns out to contain [[spoiler:the remains of human sacrifices]].
24th Nov '16 12:19:01 PM SomberCaelifera
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', becoming an apprentice has the leader give a speech while you are surrounded by your Clanmates. Becoming a warrior requires a vigil.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', becoming an apprentice has the leader give a speech while you are surrounded by your Clanmates. Becoming a warrior requires a vigil. The new warrior must guard the camp alone all night, and is not allowed to speak until dawn, except to raise the alarm in case of attack.



* In Doctor Who it is explained, after many decades apparently, that 10 year olds on Gallifrey must go to look into the heart of the Singularity that gives them their power. Some turn and run and keep running (like The Doctor) while others go mad (like The Master).

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* In Doctor Who DoctorWho it is explained, after many decades apparently, that 10 year olds 8-year-olds on Gallifrey must go to look into the heart of the Singularity that gives them their power. Some turn and run and keep running (like The Doctor) while others go mad (like The Master).
2nd Nov '16 4:19:07 AM NateTheGreat
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* Subverted in ''[[AnneOfGreenGables Anne of the Island]]'' when Gilbert is invited to join a fraternity. For his hazing he was told to spend a day walking around the business district in an apron and sunbonnet. However, this backfires as he takes it in good grace and humor instead of fear and embarassment.
14th Sep '16 10:57:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Wismerhill goes through two different and very elaborate ones, first when he becomes a high priest of the Black Moon by crawling through a cave system to undergo several trials, and second when he becomes the leader of the Lords of Negation, Haazheel Thorn's most elite soldiers. Both instances involve him dying and being resurrected as well.
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25th Jul '16 6:05:01 PM Dravencour
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* The Film/AnneHathaway movie ''Havoc'' involves two wealthy Los Angeles teenagers who get involved with a drug gang and undergo a "sex-in" initiation ritual that [[RapeAsDrama ends horrifically]] for the main character's friend.

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* The Film/AnneHathaway Creator/AnneHathaway movie ''Havoc'' involves two wealthy Los Angeles teenagers who get involved with a drug gang and undergo a "sex-in" initiation ritual that [[RapeAsDrama ends horrifically]] for the main character's friend.
25th Jul '16 5:58:53 PM Dravencour
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* The Film/AnneHathaway movie ''Havoc'' involves two wealthy Los Angeles teenagers who get involved with a drug gang and undergo a "sex-in" initiation ritual that [[RapeAsDrama ends horrifically]] for the main character's friend.
14th Jul '16 1:58:13 AM lavendermintrose
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* The Rite of the Covenant in ''Anime/LastExile'' is pretty [[MindRape mind-raping]] -- just ask Dio.

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* The Rite of the Covenant in ''Anime/LastExile'' is pretty [[MindRape mind-raping]] -- just ask Dio.mentioned without detail throughout the series, until it shown happening to Dio, who, though a bit creepy at first, has become quite endeared to the audience by this point. The rite is essentially MindRape.
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