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3rd May '16 11:20:52 AM intastiel
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* [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Members of the church of Zon-Kuthon]] (a LawfulEvil deity who is, among other things, a ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' {{homage}}) do this to themselves as a mark of devotion, and to other people as a religious ritual.

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* [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Members of ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s Golarion setting has Zon-Kuthon, the church Midnight God of Zon-Kuthon]] (a LawfulEvil deity who is, among other things, a Torture (and ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' {{homage}}) do this to themselves as a mark of devotion, homage), whose cultists follow in his footsteps and to other inflict as many painful disfigurements as possible on as many people as possible. Taken UpToEleven with the Joymaking ritual, where a religious ritual.favoured cultist is stripped of every non-essential body part and [[AndIMustScream interred, alive, in the temple]].
6th Apr '16 11:05:53 AM intastiel
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_binding Foot binding]]. Fullstop. Causing painful, permanent deformity to children against their will in the interest of "beauty" is pretty much the definition of this trope.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation Female genital mutilation]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and makes even the above seem like an unwanted tattoo by comparison. Often performed with no anesthesia and instruments such as scissors, with less effort taken toward keeping things sanitary than you'd want from the guy at Starbucks who pours your coffee. It's less a medical procedure and more someone who sorta knows a thing or two about medicine cutting you up with whatever stabby implement is on hand. Hellishly painful, done from days after birth to just before puberty. Death from the procedure itself and/or its complications (to avoid WallsOfText, let's just say there are a ''lot'' of potential complications, and every last one is horrific) is exceedingly common, and underreported. The idea is that the parts removed are 'male' and a girl is cleansed by their removal.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision Male circumcision]] may count, since it is usually done in infancy, without the ability to give consent. In almost all cases it is '''much less''' harmful than the female variant, and most males live just fine with it; but there are some that consider it an abuse and mutilation nonetheless. As for why it's done, let's just say the arguments can run the whole range from reasonable to insane and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment let's leave it at that]].
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26th Mar '16 10:04:06 PM Sharlee
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation Female genital mutilation]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and makes even the above seem like an unwanted tattoo by comparison. Often performed with no anesthesia and instruments such as scissors, with less effort taken toward keeping things sanitary than you'd want from the guy at Starbucks who pours your coffee. It's less a medical procedure and more someone who sorta knows a thing or two about medicine cutting you up with whatever stabby implement is on hand. Hellishly painful, done from days after birth to just before puberty. Death from the procedure itself and/or its complications (to avoid WallsOfText, let's just say there are a ''lot'' of potential complications, and every last one is horrific) is exceedingly common, and underreported. The idea is that the parts removed are 'male' and a girl is cleansed by their removal.

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** * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation Female genital mutilation]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, and makes even the above seem like an unwanted tattoo by comparison. Often performed with no anesthesia and instruments such as scissors, with less effort taken toward keeping things sanitary than you'd want from the guy at Starbucks who pours your coffee. It's less a medical procedure and more someone who sorta knows a thing or two about medicine cutting you up with whatever stabby implement is on hand. Hellishly painful, done from days after birth to just before puberty. Death from the procedure itself and/or its complications (to avoid WallsOfText, let's just say there are a ''lot'' of potential complications, and every last one is horrific) is exceedingly common, and underreported. The idea is that the parts removed are 'male' and a girl is cleansed by their removal.
26th Mar '16 10:03:20 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead3'', reanimated Julie cuts her own flesh, drives sharp objects through it, and even suspends weights on cords running through her hand, all in a desperate attempt to distract herself from the HorrorHunger that spurs her to eat her boyfriend's brains.

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* In a rare '''heroic''' example from ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead3'', reanimated Julie cuts her own flesh, drives sharp objects through it, and even suspends weights on cords running through her hand, all in a desperate attempt to distract herself from the HorrorHunger that spurs her to eat her boyfriend's brains.
26th Mar '16 10:02:48 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead3'', reanimated Julie cuts her own flesh, drives sharp objects through it, and even suspends weights on cords running through her hand, all in a desperate attempt to distract herself from the HorrorHunger that spurs her to eat her boyfriend's brains.
16th Feb '16 5:36:13 AM Shadowgazer
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} villains Black Mask and Professor Pyg have both shown an eagerness to scar or otherwise mutilate their victims' faces.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} villains Black Mask and Professor Pyg have both shown an eagerness to scar or otherwise mutilate their victims' faces. To say nothing of the Joker...
** Victor Szasz leaves no survivors but what he does leave is a carved line on his own flesh for each life claimed.
14th Feb '16 1:23:04 AM intastiel
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Can and has happened in ''Webcomic/{{Runewriters}}''. From what has been shown so far, it appears that certain runewriters can change their own and/or other peoples' bodies in various ways, such as giving them tentacles for hands, or sealing someone's eyes or mouth shut by "healing" them. Adding to this is the fact that the spells can be miscast, creating unexpected results such as becoming permanent.

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* Can and has happened in ''Webcomic/{{Runewriters}}''. From what has been shown so far, it appears that certain runewriters can change their own and/or other peoples' bodies in various ways, such as giving them tentacles for hands, or sealing someone's eyes or mouth shut by "healing" them. Adding to this is the fact that the spells can be miscast, creating unexpected results such as becoming permanent.
* In ''Webcomic/MaggotBoy'', one of the things that marks Owen Wright as an undead EnfantTerrible is the fact that he appears to have torn his own face off and stitched it back on piecemeal.
14th Feb '16 1:20:19 AM intastiel
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* [[BlackMagic Hemalurgy]] in the ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' books involves pounding metal spikes into your body. The [[SuperpoweredMooks Steel Inquisitors]], who used Hemalurgy the most, had railroad-sized spikes driven through everything but their noses, including two so far into their [[EyeScream eye sockets]] that the points come out the back of their heads.

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* [[BlackMagic Hemalurgy]] in the ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' books involves pounding metal spikes into your body. The [[SuperpoweredMooks Steel Inquisitors]], who used use Hemalurgy the most, had have railroad-sized spikes driven through everything but their noses, including two so far into their [[EyeScream eye sockets]] that the points come out the back of their heads. heads -- and they're just as painful as they look, even years or [[LongLived centuries]] after they're installed.
9th Jan '16 5:50:05 PM toanovu13
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Can and has happened in ''Webcomic/{{Runewriters}}''. From what has been shown so far, it appears that certain runewriters can change their own and/or other peoples' bodies in various ways, such as giving them tentacles for hands, or sealing someone's eyes or mouth shut by "healing" them. Adding to this is the fact that the spells can be miscast, creating unexpected results such as becoming permanent.
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8th Jan '16 10:06:25 AM Jappus
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* Male circumcision may count, since it is done in infancy, without the ability to give consent. In almost all cases it is '''much less''' harmful than the female variant, and most males live just fine with it; but there are some that consider it an abuse and mutilation nonetheless. As for why it's done, let's just say the arguments can run the whole range from reasonable to insane and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment let's leave it at that]].

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision Male circumcision circumcision]] may count, since it is usually done in infancy, without the ability to give consent. In almost all cases it is '''much less''' harmful than the female variant, and most males live just fine with it; but there are some that consider it an abuse and mutilation nonetheless. As for why it's done, let's just say the arguments can run the whole range from reasonable to insane and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment let's leave it at that]].
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