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5th Feb '18 9:00:33 AM Rytex
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* An episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' that saw one of Director Vance's personal friends be killed saw the director himself interrogate the man's stepson, psychologically torturing the young man in his quest for "justice," even slamming an axe into the interrogation table in anger. The kid breaks down, claiming he wanted his stepfather dead, and that he hated the man. In reality, while they did have a strained relationship, it was nowhere near that bad. The poor kid just wanted out.
11th Jan '18 10:40:06 PM KidDynamite
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10340937/29/The-Return-Remixed The Return-Remixed]]'', DEAR does this to Wrestling/MollyHolly, thinking she's the one who has been helping train the Diva Army [[spoiler: it was Wrestling/{{Jazz}}]]. They interrogate her and refuse to believe her claims that she's just there to visit since WWE were appearing near her home in Minnesota. Wrestling/{{Victoria}} tries to break her by giving her a TraumaticHaircut, and it's pretty clear she's doing it more ForTheEvulz than anything else.
2nd Nov '17 7:52:09 PM PaulA
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* The ''Star Kings'' duology by Creator/EdmondHamilton has the main character subjected to a MindProbe to get details about a superweapon. Twice. The first time, it fails because he is not the man the villain was looking for (they switched bodies). The second time, the aliens probing him are actually aware he's not the right person -- but they do know he had to use the weapon, so they probe him for details of its workings. They even resort to a MindMeld when a normal probing fails to show any details. Since all the hero knows is which buttons to push, all it does is reveal the location of their fleet.

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* The ''Star Kings'' ''Literature/TheStarKings'' duology by Creator/EdmondHamilton has the main character subjected to a MindProbe to get details about a superweapon. Twice. The first time, it fails because he is not the man the villain was looking for (they switched bodies). The second time, the aliens probing him are actually aware he's not the right person -- but they do know he had to use the weapon, so they probe him for details of its workings. They even resort to a MindMeld when a normal probing fails to show any details. Since all the hero knows is which buttons to push, all it does is reveal the location of their fleet.
2nd Nov '17 1:02:26 AM PaulA
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* The [[Creator/EdmondHamilton Star Kings duology]] has the main character subjected to a MindProbe to get details about a superweapon. Twice. The first time, it fails because he is not the man the villain was looking for (they switched bodies). The second time, the aliens probing him are actually aware he's not the right person -- but they do know he had to use the weapon, so they probe him for details of its workings. They even resort to a MindMeld when a normal probing fails to show any details. Since all the hero knows is which buttons to push, all it does is reveal the location of their fleet.

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* The [[Creator/EdmondHamilton Star Kings duology]] ''Star Kings'' duology by Creator/EdmondHamilton has the main character subjected to a MindProbe to get details about a superweapon. Twice. The first time, it fails because he is not the man the villain was looking for (they switched bodies). The second time, the aliens probing him are actually aware he's not the right person -- but they do know he had to use the weapon, so they probe him for details of its workings. They even resort to a MindMeld when a normal probing fails to show any details. Since all the hero knows is which buttons to push, all it does is reveal the location of their fleet.
24th Oct '17 2:39:10 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/UnderworldBloodWars'', Marius beats up Selene and demands to know where her daughter Eve is, wanting her blood to become more powerful, but Eve left without telling Selene where she went. He is finally convinced Selene doesn't know when [[spoiler:Alexia drinks her blood to read her memories.]]
14th Jul '17 7:40:18 AM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Fanfic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', Ireena succeeds in her gambit to make the Baron of Vallaki aware of her presence when she's being held captive in his house without his knowledge by her monstrous older brother Izek (for the second time, no less) but before she can get a word in edgewise he has her dragged down to his dungeon, beaten twice and then interrogated ''despite'' her telling him that that she'll talk willingly. And it turns out that what he's really after, mainly, information on his ArchEnemy Lady Wachter, isn't something Ireena knows the slightest thing about, since she'd never even met the Lady. ''Then'' the Baron finds out that Ireena is actually the woman being pursued by [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]], meaning he effectively just damaged Strahd's ''property'', a realization that causes him to [[OhCrap flat out panic]] and try to cover his ass, which fails spectacularly when Strahd arrives and he lies to try to pin her injuries on Izek. Strahd, naturally, sees through in an instant and proceeds to [[BeatStillMyHeart tear the Baron's heart straight out of his chest]] and feed his body to his vampire spawn. StupidEvil doesn't even ''begin'' to describe it.

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* In ''Fanfic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', Ireena succeeds in her gambit to make the Baron of Vallaki aware of her presence when she's being held captive in his house without his knowledge by her monstrous older brother Izek (for the second time, no less) but before she can get a word in edgewise he has her dragged down to his dungeon, beaten twice and then interrogated ''despite'' her telling him that that she'll talk willingly. And it turns out that what he's really after, mainly, information on his ArchEnemy Lady Wachter, isn't something Ireena knows the slightest thing about, since she'd never even met the Lady. ''Then'' the Baron finds out that Ireena is actually the woman being pursued by [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]], meaning he effectively just damaged Strahd's ''property'', a realization that causes him to [[OhCrap flat out panic]] and try to cover his ass, which fails spectacularly when Strahd arrives and he lies to try to pin her injuries on Izek. Strahd, naturally, sees through in an instant and proceeds to [[BeatStillMyHeart [[AndShowItToYou tear the Baron's heart straight out of his chest]] and feed his body to his vampire spawn. StupidEvil doesn't even ''begin'' to describe it.
8th Jul '17 7:11:35 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Fanfic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', Ireena succeeds in her gambit to make the Baron of Vallaki aware of her presence when she's being held captive in his house without his knowledge by her monstrous older brother (for the second time, no less) but before she can get a word in edgewise he has her dragged down to his dungeon, beaten twice and then interrogated ''despite'' her telling him that that she'll talk willingly. And it turns out that what he's really after, mainly, information on his ArchEnemy Lady Wachter, isn't something Ireena knows the slightest thing about, since she'd never even met the Lady. ''Then'' the Baron finds out that Ireena is actually the woman being pursued by [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]], meaning he effectively just damaged Strahd's ''property'', a realization that causes him to [[OhCrap flat out panic]] and try to cover his ass from Strahd's inevitable wrath.

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* In ''Fanfic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', Ireena succeeds in her gambit to make the Baron of Vallaki aware of her presence when she's being held captive in his house without his knowledge by her monstrous older brother Izek (for the second time, no less) but before she can get a word in edgewise he has her dragged down to his dungeon, beaten twice and then interrogated ''despite'' her telling him that that she'll talk willingly. And it turns out that what he's really after, mainly, information on his ArchEnemy Lady Wachter, isn't something Ireena knows the slightest thing about, since she'd never even met the Lady. ''Then'' the Baron finds out that Ireena is actually the woman being pursued by [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]], meaning he effectively just damaged Strahd's ''property'', a realization that causes him to [[OhCrap flat out panic]] and try to cover his ass from Strahd's inevitable wrath.ass, which fails spectacularly when Strahd arrives and he lies to try to pin her injuries on Izek. Strahd, naturally, sees through in an instant and proceeds to [[BeatStillMyHeart tear the Baron's heart straight out of his chest]] and feed his body to his vampire spawn. StupidEvil doesn't even ''begin'' to describe it.
8th Jul '17 7:08:38 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Fanfic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', Ireena succeeds in her gambit to make the Baron of Vallaki aware of her presence when she's being held captive in his house without his knowledge by her monstrous older brother (for the second time, no less) but before she can get a word in edgewise he has her dragged down to his dungeon, beaten twice and then interrogated ''despite'' her telling him that that she'll talk willingly. And it turns out that what he's really after, mainly, information on his ArchEnemy Lady Wachter, isn't something Ireena knows the slightest thing about, since she'd never even met the Lady. ''Then'' the Baron finds out that Ireena is actually the woman being pursued by [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]], meaning he effectively just damaged Strahd's ''property'', a realization that causes him to [[OhCrap flat out panic]] and try to cover his ass from Strahd's inevitable wrath.
19th Jun '17 1:22:13 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Erza is captured and brutally interrogated (including AgonyBeam) by Kyouka about Jellal's whereabouts. Although she would never betray him, she honestly has no idea where he is.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Erza is captured and brutally interrogated (including AgonyBeam) by Kyouka about Jellal's whereabouts. Although she would never betray him, she honestly has no idea where he is. Not that it matters to [[{{Sadist}} Kyouka]], who considers the torture itself a fun pastime even if she can get nothing out of it and keeps going even when she makes it clear she knows Erza's telling the truth.
16th Jun '17 10:19:11 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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*** This was also the reason for Giles Corey's famous DyingMomentOfAwesome in the Salem witch trials- he was aware that no matter what he said, he would be tortured (unless he immediately plead guilty to spare himself the torture), found guilty, and his property would be forfeit. So he decided to give them nothing- not even a plea. [[RulesLawyer Without a plea, the trial could not begin]]. Of course, he was tortured until he plead ''something'', but since he hadn't been accused of anything, his descendants could inherit his property.

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*** This was also the reason for Giles Corey's famous DyingMomentOfAwesome in the Salem witch trials- he was aware that no matter what he said, he would be tortured (unless he immediately plead guilty to spare himself the torture), found guilty, and his property would be forfeit. So he decided to give them nothing- not even a plea. [[RulesLawyer Without a plea, the trial could not begin]]. Of course, he was tortured until he plead ''something'', ''something'' and eventually died under torture without entering a plea, but since he hadn't been accused of anything, his descendants could inherit his property.
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