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16th Aug '16 11:00:10 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'': Ethan is captured and questioned by the Cetagandans about the location of Terrance Cee, first using a truth serum, and then upping the ante to more and more painful methods. Since this is the first Ethan's ever heard of Terrance, he tells them he doesn't know who they're talking about, right from the beginning.

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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ethan of Athos]]'': ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'': Ethan is captured and questioned by the Cetagandans about the location of Terrance Cee, first using a truth serum, and then upping the ante to more and more painful methods. Since this is the first Ethan's ever heard of Terrance, he tells them he doesn't know who they're talking about, right from the beginning.
14th Mar '16 6:11:32 PM Prfnoff
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* In WhiteDevilOfTheMoon, two people are needlessly tortured for the same incident.

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* In WhiteDevilOfTheMoon, ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', two people are needlessly tortured for the same incident.
28th Jan '16 7:42:37 AM bt8257
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* ''Film/MarathonMan'': What the Nazi dentist played by Sir LaurenceOlivier does to Dustin Hoffman ("Is it safe?"). The actual scene is brief, and the torture rendered mostly by implication; but it is still arguably the most chilling example of this trope in cinematic history.

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* ''Film/MarathonMan'': What the Nazi dentist played by Sir LaurenceOlivier Creator/LaurenceOlivier does to Dustin Hoffman Creator/DustinHoffman ("Is it safe?"). The actual scene is brief, and the torture rendered mostly by implication; but it is still arguably the most chilling example of this trope in cinematic history.
13th Jan '16 9:01:22 PM jormis29
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* In ''SupremePower'', Nighthawk interrogates a pimp at knifepoint about a recent string of disappearances. And by "knifepoint", we of course mean "the tip of the blade is touching the guy's eye"; before any questions are asked, the pimp desperately asks what happens if he really doesn't know anything. Nighthawk says he'll think he's holding out on him, gouge his eye out, and ultimately apologize profusely when it's obvious that he really doesn't know. The pimp turned out to have a tip after all, as luck would have it.

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* In ''SupremePower'', ''ComicBook/SupremePower'', Nighthawk interrogates a pimp at knifepoint about a recent string of disappearances. And by "knifepoint", we of course mean "the tip of the blade is touching the guy's eye"; before any questions are asked, the pimp desperately asks what happens if he really doesn't know anything. Nighthawk says he'll think he's holding out on him, gouge his eye out, and ultimately apologize profusely when it's obvious that he really doesn't know. The pimp turned out to have a tip after all, as luck would have it.
17th Oct '15 6:05:51 PM nombretomado
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* There's one story about a man tortured by the Khmer Rouge who told interrogators that he was ThePope, a {{hermaphrodite}}, and an American spy. As some have said, presumably the interrogators were feeling bored that day.

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* There's one story about a man tortured by the Khmer Rouge who told interrogators that he was ThePope, UsefulNotes/ThePope, a {{hermaphrodite}}, and an American spy. As some have said, presumably the interrogators were feeling bored that day.
13th Sep '15 4:36:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''NowAndThenHereAndThere'': This happens to Shu during the first few episodes. Worse, [[spoiler:Abelia is quite aware from the beginning that he doesn't know anything but is forced to keep torturing him, on King Hamdo's orders.]]

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* ''NowAndThenHereAndThere'': ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'': This happens to Shu during the first few episodes. Worse, [[spoiler:Abelia is quite aware from the beginning that he doesn't know anything but is forced to keep torturing him, on King Hamdo's orders.]]
20th Aug '15 7:01:17 AM EDP
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* A strange variant once happened to ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}, when the Grey Ravens tried to get from him the hiding place of the Crown Jewels of Benglait they believed he had just stolen (Diabolik had in fact successfully broken in the place they were supposed to be held, only to find out they had been secretly moved in another place after the Grey Ravens tried and failed to steal them): Diabolik could ''not'' give them the jewels he had not stolen, but knowing they wouldn't believe him he didn't tell them, and took the torture for a while before 'breaking'... And luring them in a deathly trap.
3rd Jul '15 5:14:35 PM nombretomado
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* Near the end of ''LastExile'', [[spoiler:Alex Rowe is given a TruthSerum by Delphine in order to obtain the information that she needs. It turns out that Alex never entrusted himself with the last piece of the poem, [[XanatosGambit predicting the possibility of being captured and interrogated.]]]]

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* Near the end of ''LastExile'', ''Anime/LastExile'', [[spoiler:Alex Rowe is given a TruthSerum by Delphine in order to obtain the information that she needs. It turns out that Alex never entrusted himself with the last piece of the poem, [[XanatosGambit predicting the possibility of being captured and interrogated.]]]]
30th Jun '15 10:42:58 PM MrInitialMan
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*** In some cases, such torturing[[LogicBomb resulted in government and judicial officials being accused--which caused the whole system to break down]].

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*** In some cases, such torturing[[LogicBomb torturing [[LogicBomb resulted in government and judicial officials being accused--which caused the whole system to break down]].
30th Jun '15 10:41:58 PM MrInitialMan
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*** In some cases, such torturing[[LogicBomb resulted in government and judicial officials being accused--which caused the whole system to break down]].
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