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12th Nov '17 9:01:48 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' used a version of this; an estate agent pesters a woman who works with torture victims for the worst torture story she's ever heard. There's a cut-off, and the agent comes out absolutely terrified, schizophrenic and appalled at the callousness of life.

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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' used a version of this; an estate agent pesters a woman who works with torture victims for the worst torture story she's ever heard. There's a cut-off, and the agent comes out absolutely terrified, schizophrenic barely standing and appalled at the callousness of life.
3rd Nov '17 7:36:44 AM Luigifan
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An unspecified threat so awful that mere mention of it makes the [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness strong go pale]] and the weakhearted clutch their chest, used as a RunningGag in a humorous series. Usually, the Maximum Fun Chamber itself is [[TakeOurWordForIt never shown or described]], with whatever it actually is being left to the imagination of the viewer; when and if it is finally shown, [[TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment it is usually deflated as something innocuous--at least, until it is seen in action]].

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An unspecified threat so awful that mere mention of it makes the [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness strong go pale]] and the weakhearted clutch their chest, used as a RunningGag in a humorous series. Usually, the Maximum Fun Chamber itself is [[TakeOurWordForIt never shown or described]], with whatever it actually is being left to the imagination of the viewer; when and if it is finally shown, [[TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment it is usually deflated as something innocuous--at innocuous at least, until it is seen in action]].



The Maximum Fun Chamber can be seen as a cross between NoodleImplements and CoolAndUnusualPunishment: TakeOurWordForIt for [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]. The opposite of this trope is ToThePain, where the threat is described ''at great length''. If played seriously it becomes {{Room 101}}. If the name of a city (or other geographic location) is used this way, that's a PlaceWorseThanDeath.

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The Maximum Fun Chamber can be seen as a cross between NoodleImplements and CoolAndUnusualPunishment: TakeOurWordForIt for [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]. The opposite of this trope is ToThePain, where the threat is described ''at great length''. If played seriously seriously, it becomes {{Room 101}}. If the name of a city (or other geographic location) is used this way, that's a PlaceWorseThanDeath.
23rd Oct '17 3:46:36 PM CassandraLeo
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* An InUniverse case with ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''. The Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night have an oath full of AntiquatedLinguistics: "And it be well for a knowlessman that he should not be here, for he would be taken from this place and his gaskin slit, his moules shown to the four winds, his welchet torn asunder with many hooks and his figgin placed upon a spike." This sounds terrifying, but the novel itself provides us with the definitions of these {{Perfectly Cromulent Word}}s shortly after the oath is first introduced, which serve as NightmareRetardant: for instance, a welchet is a type of raincoat, while a figgin is a pastry. The Supreme Grand Master notes that not a single one of the Elucidated Brethren asks what any of these terms mean. Regardless, this comes back as a BrickJoke when one of the Night's Watch asks one of the Brethren if he wants his figgin toasted, which causes the latter to flee in terror.
23rd Sep '17 1:08:21 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', Mesogog's "Punishment Chamber" is never shown. The same goes for Astronema's (''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'') favorite punishment -- having minions taken to "play with Scrudley," a beast we never get to see but minion Elgar is terrified of.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** In ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Astronema's favorite punishment is having minions taken to "play with Scrudley," a beast we never get to see but which terrifies minion Elgar.
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In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', Mesogog's "Punishment Chamber" is never shown. The same goes for Astronema's (''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'') favorite Given his ''standard'' punishment -- having minions taken is to "play zap his underlings with Scrudley," a beast we never get to see but minion Elgar is terrified of.psychic AgonyBeam, it can't be pleasant.
4th Sep '17 6:47:17 AM Prfnoff
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* The main character's cellar in ''Webcomic/LeAvventureDelGrandeDarthVader''. So far, it has been shown to have an intentionally misspelled sign above the entry door (TEH DANGEON), and to contain: a couch, a harness to hang troublemakers by their scrotum, two pillory-targets for persimmon-throwing against the faces of troublemakers (marked as "TEH TARGHET") and an ass-kicking machine (an engine that moves two wheels with boots on their spokes, marked as "TEH ASS-KIKING MASHEEN").
21st Jun '17 3:09:36 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': SCP-231 must be subjected to Procedure 110-Montauk once every 24 hours, to prevent mass casualties associated with FetusTerrible events. This procedure can apparently inflict as much mental stress on the personnel carrying it out as the physical suffering it entails to its subjects, which has resulted in the suicide of at least one of both groups.
-->Yes, Procedure 110-Montauk is as horrible as you have heard, which is why only Class D Personnel are authorized to carry it out. Yes, it does involve brutal [REDACTED].
29th Apr '17 1:02:19 PM nombretomado
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* The dreaded "Awful Waffle" from ''SaluteYourShorts'' apparently involves maple syrup and a tennis racket, but little else about it is revealed.

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* The dreaded "Awful Waffle" from ''SaluteYourShorts'' ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'' apparently involves maple syrup and a tennis racket, but little else about it is revealed.
4th Dec '16 10:50:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Especially notable in that Akihiko --the only one in the group who has known Mitsuru for several years, a very confident boxer, and [[BadAss the most self-assured character in the game]]-- ''utterly freaks out'' at the mere thought of being caught, because he ''knows'' [[FateWorseThanDeath what Mitsuru will do to them]].

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** Especially notable in that Akihiko --the only one in the group who has known Mitsuru for several years, a very confident boxer, and [[BadAss the most self-assured character in the game]]-- game -- ''utterly freaks out'' at the mere thought of being caught, because he ''knows'' [[FateWorseThanDeath what Mitsuru will do to them]].
2nd Oct '16 1:30:38 AM eroock
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->''Help! To do something, culling-season rejects, or to be pegged out in the pleasure pits!''
-->--'''Thilf''', ''[[Literature/{{Retief}} Pime Doesn't Cray]]''

An unspecified threat so awful that mere mention of it makes the strong go pale and the weakhearted clutch their chest, used as a RunningGag in a humorous series. Usually, the Maximum Fun Chamber itself is [[TakeOurWordForIt never shown or described]], with whatever it actually is being left to the imagination of the viewer; when and if it is finally shown, [[TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment it is usually deflated as something innocuous--at least, until it is seen in action]].

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->''Help! ->''"Help! To do something, culling-season rejects, or to be pegged out in the pleasure pits!''
-->--'''Thilf''',
pits!"''
-->-- '''Thilf''',
''[[Literature/{{Retief}} Pime Doesn't Cray]]''

An unspecified threat so awful that mere mention of it makes the [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness strong go pale pale]] and the weakhearted clutch their chest, used as a RunningGag in a humorous series. Usually, the Maximum Fun Chamber itself is [[TakeOurWordForIt never shown or described]], with whatever it actually is being left to the imagination of the viewer; when and if it is finally shown, [[TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment it is usually deflated as something innocuous--at least, until it is seen in action]].
30th Sep '16 9:23:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The main character's cellar in LeAvventureDelGrandeDarthVader. So far, it has been shown to have an intentionally misspelled sign above the entry door (TEH DANGEON), and to contain: a couch, a harness to hang troublemakers by their scrotum, two pillory-targets for persimmon-throwing against the faces of troublemakers (marked as "TEH TARGHET") and an ass-kicking machine (an engine that moves two wheels with boots on their spokes, marked as "TEH ASS-KIKING MASHEEN").

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* The main character's cellar in LeAvventureDelGrandeDarthVader.''Webcomic/LeAvventureDelGrandeDarthVader''. So far, it has been shown to have an intentionally misspelled sign above the entry door (TEH DANGEON), and to contain: a couch, a harness to hang troublemakers by their scrotum, two pillory-targets for persimmon-throwing against the faces of troublemakers (marked as "TEH TARGHET") and an ass-kicking machine (an engine that moves two wheels with boots on their spokes, marked as "TEH ASS-KIKING MASHEEN").



* An episode of ''KappaMikey'' involves the "Tatami Room". The version threatened is rather different from the one the characters eventually wind up in.

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* An episode of ''KappaMikey'' ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' involves the "Tatami Room". The version threatened is rather different from the one the characters eventually wind up in.
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