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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.
16th Jun '17 10:17:05 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.
16th Jun '17 9:45:33 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Lapis Lazuli experienced this in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. She was a civilian caught in the crossfire of the Gem War and poofed. Homeworld gems found her, thought she was a Crystal Gem, and trapped her in a mirror in order to interrogate her, eventually forgetting her in their retreat, condemning her to millenia of AndIMustScream. Lapis was never a Crystal Gem and possessed none off the information the Homeworld gems wanted.
4th Jun '17 8:08:53 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** This was the fate of Neville's parents in the backstory. After Voldemort's fall from power, some of the remaining Death Eaters captured and tortured them out of the belief they knew what had happened to him.
** In ''Deathly Hallows'', the heroes are captured along with Gryffindor's sword - which Bellatrix Lestrange (falsely) believes is inside her vault at Gringotts. She tries to torture the truth out of Hermione, who naturally hasn't been anywhere near Gringotts.
3rd Jun '17 12:16:54 PM nombretomado
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* A version of this is the focus of ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', where Jamal is tortured to find out how he cheated at WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire. At his repeated insistence, the two cops eventually acknowledge that he might be telling the truth about not cheating a few hours in. After they ''stop'' torturing him and interrogate him somewhat more civilly, Jamal tells them, in the form of flashbacks to his life story, exactly how he was able to get each answer right.

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* A version of this is the focus of ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'', where Jamal is tortured to find out how he cheated at WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''. At his repeated insistence, the two cops eventually acknowledge that he might be telling the truth about not cheating a few hours in. After they ''stop'' torturing him and interrogate him somewhat more civilly, Jamal tells them, in the form of flashbacks to his life story, exactly how he was able to get each answer right.
25th May '17 11:39:19 AM SpocktorWho
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s season 4 episode "On The Head Of A Pin", the angels have captured Lilith's [[TheDragon dragon]] Alistair and force Dean to use his knowledge of torture from his time spent in Hell for information about how the demons are killing angels. Alistair proves TooKinkyToTorture, however, and merely plays along because he's amused by the emotional trauma reliving his time in Hell is causing Dean. Dean's brother Sam is finally able to force Alistair to talk using his PsychicPowers, only to have him reveal... Nothing. Turns out, the demons weren't behind the murders after all -They were committed by a rogue angel intent on freeing Lucifer from Hell. An odd case in that it was the interrogator and not the victim who was suffering, but it still ended up being for nothing.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s the season 4 episode "On The Head Of A Pin", Pin" (S04, E16), the angels have captured Lilith's [[TheDragon dragon]] Alistair and force Dean to use his knowledge of torture from his time spent in Hell for information about how the demons are killing angels. Alistair proves TooKinkyToTorture, however, and merely plays along because he's amused by the emotional trauma reliving his time in Hell is causing Dean. Dean's brother Sam is finally able to force Alistair to talk using his PsychicPowers, only to have him reveal... Nothing. Turns out, the demons weren't behind the murders after all -They were committed by a rogue angel intent on freeing Lucifer from Hell. An odd case in that it was the interrogator and not the victim who was suffering, but it still ended up being for nothing.nothing.
** Castiel is tortured in season 9 ''and'' in season 11 for the same information -- the location of [[spoiler:the angel Metatron]]. Neither time does he actually know the information his torturers want.
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