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* Those who wished to join the Wrestling/RingOfHonor Second City Saints branch had to swear to follow the CodeOfHonor. Those who wished to join The Straight Edge Society had to agree to have their heads shaved by Wrestling/CMPunk.[[/folder]]
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', which features a system of seven SuperEmpowering Kings and their Clans of followers, we are shown several of the clans' initiations.
** The Red Clan's initiation involves the Red King engulfing his hand in fire, and the prospective member shaking his hand. If you don't get burnt, you're in. No guarantees of safety, or survival, for that matter.
** The Blue Clan's initiation takes the form of a {{Knighting}}, with the new member kneeling before the Blue King in front of all of the troops, swearing an oath, and having the King tap them on either shoulder with the sword that will be theirs as a "Guardian of Blue Justice". When the Blue King gives them the sword, they receive their Blue aura and powers with it.
** The Green Clan is rather peculiar - one doesn't need to be a real Clansman to get their powers, they just need to download the Jungle game/social network app to their phones. By completing missions, they gain points and move up ranks, named after the letters of JUNGLE - E-rank, then L-rank, etc. to the highest, J-rank. Only J-rank members get to meet the King and become true Clansmen.
** The Gold and Grey Clans are shown to be rather formal, but their initiations are not shown. The Silver and Colorless clans are small and rather informal (as much as [[spoiler: Kuroh]] would rather have had a more formal way of dedicating himself to the Silver King).
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* In Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Tortall'' books, aspiring knights (usually teenagers) and kings have to spend a night in the [[TortureCellar Chamber of the Ordeal]], which is a room inhabited by some kind of godlike spirit that [[MindRape gives you very realistic halluciations of your worst fears]]. As one character describes it, it's "like a cutter of gemstones. It finds your flaws and hammers them." With people who aren't ready for hardcore introspection, it can permanently damage or kill them. In one special case, a guy who likes to beat and rape women is forced to feel the physical effects of every assault he ever committed. Our main characters see more typical things, like their loved ones being slaughtered because they're too incompetent to protect them. Oh, and ''they're also not allowed to scream or make any sound at all.''

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* In Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Tortall'' books, aspiring knights (usually teenagers) and kings have to spend a night in the [[TortureCellar Chamber of the Ordeal]], which is a room inhabited by some kind of godlike spirit that [[MindRape gives you very realistic halluciations hallucinations of your worst fears]]. As one character describes it, it's "like a cutter of gemstones. It finds your flaws and hammers them." With people who aren't ready for hardcore introspection, it can permanently damage or kill them. In one special case, a guy who likes to beat and rape women is forced to feel the physical effects of every assault he ever committed. Our main characters see more typical things, like their loved ones being slaughtered because they're too incompetent to protect them. Oh, and ''they're also not allowed to scream or make any sound at all.''



* In the novel ''Stinger'', by Robert R. McCammon, a group of boys initiate the only girl into their circle by chewing tobacco and spitting it into a cup. She drinks it.
* In ''Literature/AkataWitch'', the ceremony for becoming a Leopard (a person with magical powers) is extremely painful. It also crosses over with the "Humiliating" cateory.

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* In the novel ''Stinger'', by Robert R. McCammon, [=McCammon=], a group of boys initiate the only girl into their circle by chewing tobacco and spitting it into a cup. She drinks it.
* In ''Literature/AkataWitch'', the ceremony for becoming a Leopard (a person with magical powers) is extremely painful. It also crosses over with the "Humiliating" cateory.category.
11th May '16 12:18:16 PM erforce
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** Happens in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' where it's still going even in the distant future in human controlled submarines.

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** Happens in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' where it's still going even in the distant future in human controlled submarines.
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* The Delta Tau Chi initiation from ''Film/AnimalHouse'' plays at being formal--until everyone gets rip-roaring drunk, and the formal facade collapses under a drunken rendition of "Louie, Louie."
15th Mar '16 4:01:40 PM StFan
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* {{Knighting}}, of course.
** Mostly pleasant. There is the Vigil, which is at least intensely ''uncomfortable.''

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* The [[RiteOfPassage "Ritual of Opening"]] in ''TheRedTent''. At a girl's first period, the girl is bathed, dressed up, and ritually body-painted, and there is a party involving consumption of ''large'' volumes of alcohol and sweets, plus music and dancing. After sunset, the girl is [[spoiler: taken outside [[SexAsRiteOfPassage and stripped naked, so she can masturbate with a fertility doll]] until she orgasms while all her female relatives cheer her on.]] The scene is described as nothing but enjoyable and deeply spiritual, and marks her as a fully-fledged member of the society of women.

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* {{Knighting}}, of course.
** Mostly pleasant. There is
''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': When Gill invites Nemo to join the Vigil, which is at least intensely ''uncomfortable.''

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Tank Gang, Nemo must first swim through the "Ring of Fire" (a stream of bubbles over a fake volcano). Initially scary, but ultimately pleasant.
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* The [[RiteOfPassage "Ritual of Opening"]] in ''TheRedTent''.''Literature/TheRedTent''. At a girl's first period, the girl is bathed, dressed up, and ritually body-painted, and there is a party involving consumption of ''large'' volumes of alcohol and sweets, plus music and dancing. After sunset, the girl is [[spoiler: taken outside [[SexAsRiteOfPassage and stripped naked, so she can masturbate with a fertility doll]] until she orgasms while all her female relatives cheer her on.]] The scene is described as nothing but enjoyable and deeply spiritual, and marks her as a fully-fledged member of the society of women.




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* Being initiated as a [[Franchise/MassEffect Spectre]] is pretty nice, you just get a vote of confidence from the Citadel Council followed by a speech. With [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome kickass music]], of course.

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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', being initiated into a clergy is a memorable moment. [[TheLadette Axikasha]] [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife Keiran]] experiences this first-hand when she joins the Clergy of Hephaestus with the blessing of none other than the clergy's patron deity himself, Hephaestus the God of Smithing:
-->'''Axikhasa Keiran''': Pawn or not, I won't sit by and let the world drown in darkness. I accept my responsibilities as your cleric, Hephaestus. I pledge myself to you and the people.
-->'''Hephaestus''': Go forth with all the strength of the Forge behind you, my High Cleric, and do not forget who you are. You are a worthy champion of the Light, a protector of those in need, a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of War and Chaos.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': When Gill invites Nemo to join the Tank Gang, Nemo must first swim through the "Ring of Fire" (a stream of bubbles over a fake volcano). Initially scary, but ultimately pleasant.



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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Being initiated as a Spectre is pretty nice, you just get a vote of confidence from the Citadel Council followed by a speech. With [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome kickass music]], of course.
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', being initiated into a clergy is a memorable moment. [[TheLadette Axikasha]] [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife Keiran]] experiences this first-hand when she joins the Clergy of Hephaestus with the blessing of none other than the clergy's patron deity himself, Hephaestus the God of Smithing:
-->'''Axikhasa Keiran:''' Pawn or not, I won't sit by and let the world drown in darkness. I accept my responsibilities as your cleric, Hephaestus. I pledge myself to you and the people.\\
'''Hephaestus:''' Go forth with all the strength of the Forge behind you, my High Cleric, and do not forget who you are. You are a worthy champion of the Light, a protector of those in need, a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of War and Chaos.
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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist von Lipwig has to undergo "The Postman's Walk" before the other postmen will accept him as the new Postmaster. Also overlaps a little with Horrific, as it involves navigating hazards like [[RakeTake carelessly-laid gardening tools]] and a razor-sharp mail slot with a hood over his head, followed by the postman's natural enemy: {{Angry Guard Dog}}s.

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist von Lipwig has to undergo "The Postman's Walk" before the other postmen will accept him as the new Postmaster. Also overlaps a little with Horrific, as it involves navigating hazards like [[RakeTake carelessly-laid gardening tools]] and a razor-sharp mail slot with a hood over his head, followed by the postman's natural enemy: {{Angry Guard Dog}}s.




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* In ''AshesToAshes'', Alex is initiated into CID by having her rear stamped with their official stamp. This is TruthInTelevision for that period, by the way.

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* In ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex is initiated into CID by having her rear stamped with their official stamp. This is TruthInTelevision for that period, by the way.




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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-crossing_ceremony Line-crossing ceremonies]] are conducted in a fair number of navies when one crosses the Equator, Arctic Circle, UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine or whatever for the first time. Historically a bit brutal, but they've been reined in recently after several reports of things going, to use the naval term, [[IncrediblyLamePun overboard]]
** A tamer version is done on cruise ships.
** A fictional one is depicted in the Larry Bond novel ''Dangerous Ground''.
** Happens in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' where it's still going even in the distant future in human controlled submarines.
*** Russian submariners have one when you first must drink a whole emergency lantern of seawater (that's about a liter BTW), and then kiss a sledgehammer suspended from the ceiling. It's usually calm under the surface... theoretically. So broken teeth and torn lips aren't really uncommon.
** The Royal Navy version involves batter, a tank of water and a mixture involving chilli sauce. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watched one of these. Her Majesty did not take part. Prince Philip, though, having been a sailor in the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar, did. There's one shown on the second series of the documentary series ''Warship''.
** A big part of the Line Crossing ceremony is that the sailors who ''have'' crossed the Equator initiate the sailors who have ''not''. So what do you do when you are in a brand new navy and nobody has done it yet? In the case of the first US Navy Line Crossing, the crew of a Royal Navy warship that just so happened to be in the same part of the ocean turned up to help.
* Check out the gimmicks from [[http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/demoulin/index.htm this]] 1930 "Fraternal Supply Catalog."

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\n[[AC:RealLife]]\n* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-crossing_ceremony Line-crossing ceremonies]] are conducted in a fair number of navies when one crosses the Equator, Arctic Circle, UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine or whatever for the first time. Historically a bit brutal, but they've been reined in recently after several reports of things going, to use the naval term, [[IncrediblyLamePun overboard]]\n** A tamer version is done on cruise ships.\n** A fictional one is depicted in the Larry Bond novel ''Dangerous Ground''.\n** Happens in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' where it's still going even in the distant future in human controlled submarines.\n*** Russian submariners have one when you first must drink a whole emergency lantern of seawater (that's about a liter BTW), and then kiss a sledgehammer suspended from the ceiling. It's usually calm under the surface... theoretically. So broken teeth and torn lips aren't really uncommon.\n** The Royal Navy version involves batter, a tank of water and a mixture involving chilli sauce. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watched one of these. Her Majesty did not take part. Prince Philip, though, having been a sailor in the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar, did. There's one shown on the second series of the documentary series ''Warship''.\n** A big part of the Line Crossing ceremony is that the sailors who ''have'' crossed the Equator initiate the sailors who have ''not''. So what do you do when you are in a brand new navy and nobody has done it yet? In the case of the first US Navy Line Crossing, the crew of a Royal Navy warship that just so happened to be in the same part of the ocean turned up to help.\n* Check out the gimmicks from [[http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/demoulin/index.htm this]] 1930 "Fraternal Supply Catalog."\n\n[[AC:WebComics]][[/folder]]

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* The Rite of the Covenant in ''Anime/LastExile'' is pretty [[MindRape mind-raping]]--just ask Dio.

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* ''Film/OnceWereWarriors'' has a young Maori gangster getting his ass kicked in the ''worst'' way possible. Afterwards? "Congratulations man, you're now one of us!".
** In criminal gangs, this is known as being "beat in" or "jumped in", and it is not uncommon for prospective initiates to die after such beatings.

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* In TamoraPierce's Tortall books, aspiring knights (usually teenagers) and kings have to spend a night in the [[TortureCellar Chamber of the Ordeal]], which is a room inhabited by some kind of godlike spirit that [[MindRape gives you very realistic halluciations of your worst fears]]. As one character describes it, it's "like a cutter of gemstones. It finds your flaws and hammers them." With people who aren't ready for hardcore introspection, it can permanently damage or kill them. In one special case, a guy who likes to beat and rape women is forced to feel the physical effects of every assault he ever committed. Our main characters see more typical things, like their loved ones being slaughtered because they're too incompetent to protect them. Oh, and ''they're also not allowed to scream or make any sound at all.''

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-crossing_ceremony Line-crossing ceremonies]] are conducted in a fair number of navies when one crosses the Equator, Arctic Circle, UsefulNotes/InternationalDateLine or whatever for the first time. Historically a bit brutal, but they've been reined in recently after several reports of things going, to use the naval term, [[IncrediblyLamePun overboard]]
** A tamer version is done on cruise ships.
** A fictional one is depicted in the Larry Bond novel ''Dangerous Ground''.
** Happens in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' where it's still going even in the distant future in human controlled submarines.
*** Russian submariners have one when you first must drink a whole emergency lantern of seawater (that's about a liter BTW),
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then kiss a sledgehammer suspended from the ceiling. It's usually calm under the surface... theoretically. So broken teeth and torn lips aren't really uncommon.
** The Royal Navy version involves batter, a tank of water and a mixture involving chilli sauce. In 1953, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watched one of these. Her Majesty did not take part. Prince Philip, though, having been a sailor in the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar, did. There's one shown on the second series of the documentary series ''Warship''.
** A big part of the Line Crossing ceremony is that the sailors who ''have'' crossed the Equator initiate the sailors who have ''not''. So what do you do when you are in a brand new navy and nobody has done it yet? In the case of the first US Navy Line Crossing, the crew of a Royal Navy warship that just so happened to be in the same part of the ocean turned up to help.
* Check out the gimmicks from [[http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/demoulin/index.htm this]] 1930 "Fraternal Supply Catalog."
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* The Rite of the Covenant in ''Anime/LastExile'' is pretty [[MindRape mind-raping]]--just mind-raping]] -- just ask Dio.

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Dio.
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* ''Film/OnceWereWarriors'' has a young Maori gangster getting his ass kicked in the ''worst'' way possible. Afterwards? "Congratulations man, you're now one of us!".
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us!". In criminal gangs, this is known as being "beat in" or "jumped in", and it is not uncommon for prospective initiates to die after such beatings.

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beatings.
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* In TamoraPierce's Tortall Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Tortall'' books, aspiring knights (usually teenagers) and kings have to spend a night in the [[TortureCellar Chamber of the Ordeal]], which is a room inhabited by some kind of godlike spirit that [[MindRape gives you very realistic halluciations of your worst fears]]. As one character describes it, it's "like a cutter of gemstones. It finds your flaws and hammers them." With people who aren't ready for hardcore introspection, it can permanently damage or kill them. In one special case, a guy who likes to beat and rape women is forced to feel the physical effects of every assault he ever committed. Our main characters see more typical things, like their loved ones being slaughtered because they're too incompetent to protect them. Oh, and ''they're also not allowed to scream or make any sound at all.''




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* Some high school and college hazings have a nasty habit of turning into sexual assault, such as [[http://www.oliverwillis.com/news/2008/09/23/las-vegas-robertson-high-school-football-sodomy-hazing-causes-controversy/ this Las Vegas (New Mexico, not Nevada) high school football incident.]]
** If this ''Rolling Stone'' [[http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/confessions-of-an-ivy-league-frat-boy-inside-dartmouths-hazing-abuses-20120328 story]] on Dartmouth hazing is to be believed, it's less sexual assault and more NauseaFuel. (One word: vomlet.)
* Criminal gang initiations usually involve the prospective member having to fight or endure a vicious beating by other members of the gang ("beat in" or "jumped in"), being required to have sex with multiple members of the gang ("sex in"), or committing some form of violent crime for the gang, up to and including raping or murdering an innocent victim. Prison gangs in particular have a "blood in, blood out" system -- in order to join, one has to kill someone, [[ResignationsNotAccepted and the only way to leave is in a bodybag]].

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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', joining the Decepticons involves being branded (literally) with their sigil; it's apparently ''very'' painful.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Joyride", a gang of Jokerz takes a new member to a mineshaft containing [[PeekABooCorpse a skeleton]] dressed in the remains of a purple suit and boutonniere, implying that it is the corpse of the original Joker.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E1TheCutieMapPart1 Season 5]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 premiere]], there is a town of "Equal Ponies" who had their distinguishing marks and talents ''removed'' as a condition of joining the community. As demonstrated when this was forcibly done to the Mane Six, this is an excruciating process, and the resulting CreativeSterility is as horrific as it sounds.



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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', joining the Decepticons involves being branded (literally) with their sigil; it's apparently ''very'' painful.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Joyride", a gang of Jokerz takes a new member to a mineshaft containing [[PeekABooCorpse a skeleton]] dressed in the remains of a purple suit and boutonniere, implying that it is the corpse of the original Joker.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E1TheCutieMapPart1 Season 5]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E2TheCutieMapPart2 premiere]], there is a town of "Equal Ponies" who had their distinguishing marks and talents ''removed'' as a condition of joining the community. As demonstrated when this was forcibly done to the Mane Six, this is an excruciating process, and the resulting CreativeSterility is as horrific as it sounds.
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* Some high school and college hazings have a nasty habit of turning into sexual assault, such as [[http://www.oliverwillis.com/news/2008/09/23/las-vegas-robertson-high-school-football-sodomy-hazing-causes-controversy/ this Las Vegas (New Mexico, not Nevada) high school football incident.]]
* If this ''Rolling Stone'' [[http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/confessions-of-an-ivy-league-frat-boy-inside-dartmouths-hazing-abuses-20120328 story]] on Dartmouth hazing is to be believed, it's less sexual assault and more NauseaFuel. (One word: vomlet.)
* Criminal gang initiations usually involve the prospective member having to fight or endure a vicious beating by other members of the gang ("beat in" or "jumped in"), being required to have sex with multiple members of the gang ("sex in"), or committing some form of violent crime for the gang, up to and including raping or murdering an innocent victim. Prison gangs in particular have a "blood in, blood out" system -- in order to join, one has to kill someone, [[ResignationsNotAccepted and the only way to leave is in a bodybag]].
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* In Finland, once a novice skydiver gets his licence, he or she is assumed to provide a case of beer at the club and make an impromptu speech. Suddenly without notice someone of the regulars will pour a bucket of icy water over his or her head, and member of an opposite sex will hug him/her. He or she is then welcomed into the community.



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* In Finland, once a novice skydiver gets his licence, he or she is assumed to provide a case of beer at the club
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* The MaxAndDaveFleischer cartoon ''Bimbo's Initiation'' plays with several of these, ending happily with Bimbo dancing with a proto-BettyBoop.

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* The MaxAndDaveFleischer Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer cartoon ''Bimbo's Initiation'' plays with several of these, ending happily with Bimbo dancing with a proto-BettyBoop.




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* The Kirkkojärvi March of the Finnish Army Reserve Officers' Academy: an all-day platoon-wise forced march competition in the cross country, with various combat-related tasks, in full combat gear. The finish line is traditionally on top of a local skiing hill.
** The Kirkkojärvi March, ''Kirkkis'' colloquially, falls on both the "solemn and dignified" and "disturbingly horrifying" categories. The length of the march is usually 25 to 35 km, and it is ''run in close formation with full combat gear''. Usually there are five combat-related action points along the route. The reserve officer cadets consider it as a honour to be able to participate and the sign of a true Finnish reserve officer; even if one completes the course but does not participate, he is looked upon amongst his peers. As it is a competition, everyone will do their best. It is not uncommon that exhausted, dehydrated or heat stricken cadets are taken to hospital after the march.

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* The Kirkkojärvi March of the Finnish Army Reserve Officers' Academy: an all-day platoon-wise forced march competition in the cross country, with various combat-related tasks, in full combat gear. The finish line is traditionally on top of a local skiing hill.
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hill. The Kirkkojärvi March, ''Kirkkis'' colloquially, falls on both the "solemn and dignified" and "disturbingly horrifying" categories. The length of the march is usually 25 to 35 km, and it is ''run in close formation with full combat gear''. Usually there are five combat-related action points along the route. The reserve officer cadets consider it as a honour to be able to participate and the sign of a true Finnish reserve officer; even if one completes the course but does not participate, he is looked upon amongst his peers. As it is a competition, everyone will do their best. It is not uncommon that exhausted, dehydrated or heat stricken cadets are taken to hospital after the march.
12th Mar '16 12:20:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* In order to join the Midnight Society from ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', an initiate must tell a sufficiently scary story, then receive approval to join from all the current members. The vote to allow a new member must be unanimous, or the member is rejected.

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* In order to join the Midnight Society from ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', an initiate must tell a sufficiently scary story, then receive approval to join from all the current members. The vote to allow a new member must be unanimous, or the member is rejected.
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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''. When Vinnie Terranova becomes a made man, all the old [[TheMafia mafioso]] get into an argument over the correct initiation. "I've done this a hundred times!" "Then you're done it wrong a hundred times!"
* In an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'', Randy decides to pledge a college fraternity (even though he's not actually a student). Part of the initiation involves paddling a la ''AnimalHouse'', but Randy convinces the frat brothers to paddle each other instead of the new pledges. HilarityEnsues.

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* ''{{Wiseguy}}''.''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. When Vinnie Terranova becomes a made man, all the old [[TheMafia mafioso]] get into an argument over the correct initiation. "I've done this a hundred times!" "Then you're done it wrong a hundred times!"
* In an episode of ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Randy decides to pledge a college fraternity (even though he's not actually a student). Part of the initiation involves paddling a la ''AnimalHouse'', ''Film/AnimalHouse'', but Randy convinces the frat brothers to paddle each other instead of the new pledges. HilarityEnsues.
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