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23rd May '16 10:19:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* As [[YuYuHakusho Hiei]] puts it, [[DeadpanSnarker "your assistant was in the mood to talk."]] Then flashes back to the scene when he threatens M5 and his tail for information.

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* As [[YuYuHakusho [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Hiei]] puts it, [[DeadpanSnarker "your assistant was in the mood to talk."]] Then flashes back to the scene when he threatens M5 and his tail for information.
17th May '16 2:16:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the "Nazi Waffen-SS vs. Viet Cong" episode of ''DeadliestWarrior'', the dramatized fight begins with the Waffen-SS leader being beaten up and harshly interrogated by a Viet Cong squad, whose leader has pointed a gun at his head. He refuses to talk and is rescued soon after by his own comrades. [[spoiler:The fight ends with the Waffen-SS leader obtaining his revenge [[ManOnFire by torching]] the Viet Cong leader with a flamethrower]].

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* In the "Nazi Waffen-SS vs. Viet Cong" episode of ''DeadliestWarrior'', ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', the dramatized fight begins with the Waffen-SS leader being beaten up and harshly interrogated by a Viet Cong squad, whose leader has pointed a gun at his head. He refuses to talk and is rescued soon after by his own comrades. [[spoiler:The fight ends with the Waffen-SS leader obtaining his revenge [[ManOnFire by torching]] the Viet Cong leader with a flamethrower]].
15th May '16 11:48:42 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FemaleAgents'': The standard m.o. of the Nazis in questioning prisoners.



* According to Sirius Black in Creator/JKRowling's ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Aurors during the first war were given permission to, and did, enact this trope. Given the Ministry's standard for due diligence and investigative competence, it is likely that a great many innocent people were tortured (Such as Sirius himself, who was later sentenced to life in prison without trial). RetiredBadass Alastor Moody was singled as having never done this in spite of being authorized to do so to show he's a good guy.
** Dolores Umbridge from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. Particularly disturbing about this example is the light-hearted calmness with which she conducts these interrogations, to say nothing of the fact that they are, by definition, practiced on ''children''. And yet, the authorites don't punish for ''anything'' until she collaborates with Voldemort.

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* According to Sirius Black in Creator/JKRowling's ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Aurors during the first war were given permission to, and did, enact this trope. Given the Ministry's standard for due diligence and investigative competence, it is likely that a great many innocent people were tortured (Such (such as Sirius himself, who was later sentenced sent to life in prison for life without trial). RetiredBadass Alastor Moody was singled noted as having never done this in spite of being authorized to do so to show make it clear that he's a good guy.
** Dolores Umbridge from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. Particularly disturbing about this example is the light-hearted calmness with which she conducts these interrogations, to say nothing of the fact that they are, by definition, practiced on ''children''. And yet, the authorites authorities don't punish her for ''anything'' until she collaborates with Voldemort.
4th May '16 3:38:32 PM ChampionSonAmyFan362
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* In ''Film/TheMachineGirl'' When interrogating a yakuza for information on the gang's new hideout the decide to both smash his face with a hammer and drive nails into his face.

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* In ''Film/TheMachineGirl'' When ''Film/TheMachineGirl'', when interrogating a yakuza for information on the gang's new hideout the decide to both smash his face with a hammer and drive nails into his face.
9th Apr '16 1:40:54 PM Morgenthaler
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9th Apr '16 1:40:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* According the David Simon in ''Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets'' (inspiration for the [[HomicideLifeOnTheStreet TV show]]), this is almost always the case for suspected cop-killers, who will at the very least be beaten if they give themselves up. He even notes that some of the older detectives consider this too lenient; in the olden days, they would simply be executed out of hand if caught on the street. One even says that, after a cop-killing suspect confessed, he was beaten so badly he had to go to hospital. When the local NAACP chapter sent a photographer to picture his injuries, the BPD had the man arrested on a trespassing charge.

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* According the David Simon in ''Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets'' (inspiration for the [[HomicideLifeOnTheStreet [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet TV show]]), this is almost always the case for suspected cop-killers, who will at the very least be beaten if they give themselves up. He even notes that some of the older detectives consider this too lenient; in the olden days, they would simply be executed out of hand if caught on the street. One even says that, after a cop-killing suspect confessed, he was beaten so badly he had to go to hospital. When the local NAACP chapter sent a photographer to picture his injuries, the BPD had the man arrested on a trespassing charge.
18th Mar '16 2:00:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Hilarious example from ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Heavy Metal". Sarah is unable to get a guy to divulge info so she lets him go, but he has to get past Cameron. Next scene shows him nervously driving them to where they need to go. Cameron smiles at him.

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* Hilarious example from ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' episode "Heavy Metal". Sarah is unable to get a guy to divulge info so she lets him go, but he has to get past Cameron. Next scene shows him nervously driving them to where they need to go. Cameron smiles at him.
3rd Mar '16 3:30:11 PM memetron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', when [[spoiler: Ellie is captured]], Joel decides to stop being Mr. Nice Guy and capture a couple of unfortunate mooks who cross his path. The next time we see them, one's tied to the wall, another is strapped to a chair. When the one in the chair refuses to talk, Joel plunges his knife into the man's knee, then threatens to ''cut off his kneecap''. He starts talking pretty quickly after that. Joel then pulls out the bloody knife and puts it in the man's mouth, then tells him to mark a spot on a map, saying the other prisoner had better mark the same spot. When he does so, he kills the man in the chair, then takes the map to the man tied to the wall. When ''he'' refuses to tell Joel anything, Joel simply replies, "That's okay. I believe the first guy." Cue a massive OhCrap moment from the remaining prisoner, who realizes he's now useless, and Joel is ''still'' very pissed off.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', when [[spoiler: Ellie is captured]], Joel decides to stop being Mr. Nice Guy and capture a couple of unfortunate mooks who cross his path. The next time we see them, one's tied to the wall, another is strapped to a chair. When the one in the chair refuses to talk, Joel plunges his knife into the man's knee, then threatens to ''cut off his kneecap''. He starts talking pretty quickly after that. Joel then pulls out the bloody knife and puts it in the man's mouth, then tells him to mark a spot on a map, saying the other prisoner had better mark the same spot. When he does so, he kills the man in the chair, then takes the map to the man tied to the wall. When ''he'' refuses to tell Joel anything, Joel simply replies, "That's okay. okay, I believe the first guy.him." Cue a massive OhCrap moment from the remaining prisoner, who realizes he's now useless, and Joel is ''still'' very pissed off.



** The third and final time it happened, it's [[spoiler: when Ellie is in the hands of the Fireflies about to go through a procedure that will kill her]]. Joel grabs a random mook, pins him to the wall with an arm and demands Ellie's location. When the man doesn't comply, Joel mutters, "I don't have time for this." and ''shoots the man in his groin''! Suffice to say, if Joel wants to know something, you'd damned well better answer and answer fast.

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** The third and final time it happened, it's [[spoiler: when Ellie is in the hands of the Fireflies about to go through a procedure that will kill her]]. Joel grabs a random mook, pins him to the wall with an arm and demands Ellie's location. When the man doesn't comply, Joel mutters, "I don't have time for this." this," and ''shoots the man in his groin''! Suffice to say, if Joel wants to know something, you'd damned well better answer and answer fast.
20th Feb '16 3:17:03 PM Inediblecake
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'', this is the method Sam uses a lot to get information out of people. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He's very, ''VERY'' angry]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'', this is the method Sam uses a lot to get information out of people. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge He's very, ''VERY'' angry]] having learned that his missing daughter, presumed dead, may still be alive and is being kept away from him.
19th Feb '16 4:37:04 PM nombretomado
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* In TheLastOfUs, when [[spoiler: Ellie is captured]], Joel decides to stop being Mr. Nice Guy and capture a couple of unfortunate mooks who cross his path. The next time we see them, one's tied to the wall, another is strapped to a chair. When the one in the chair refuses to talk, Joel plunges his knife into the man's knee, then threatens to ''cut off his kneecap''. He starts talking pretty quickly after that. Joel then pulls out the bloody knife and puts it in the man's mouth, then tells him to mark a spot on a map, saying the other prisoner had better mark the same spot. When he does so, he kills the man in the chair, then takes the map to the man tied to the wall. When ''he'' refuses to tell Joel anything, Joel simply replies, "That's okay. I believe the first guy." Cue a massive OhCrap moment from the remaining prisoner, who realizes he's now useless, and Joel is ''still'' very pissed off.

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* In TheLastOfUs, ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', when [[spoiler: Ellie is captured]], Joel decides to stop being Mr. Nice Guy and capture a couple of unfortunate mooks who cross his path. The next time we see them, one's tied to the wall, another is strapped to a chair. When the one in the chair refuses to talk, Joel plunges his knife into the man's knee, then threatens to ''cut off his kneecap''. He starts talking pretty quickly after that. Joel then pulls out the bloody knife and puts it in the man's mouth, then tells him to mark a spot on a map, saying the other prisoner had better mark the same spot. When he does so, he kills the man in the chair, then takes the map to the man tied to the wall. When ''he'' refuses to tell Joel anything, Joel simply replies, "That's okay. I believe the first guy." Cue a massive OhCrap moment from the remaining prisoner, who realizes he's now useless, and Joel is ''still'' very pissed off.
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