History Main / MaximumFunChamber

4th Dec '16 10:50:40 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]].

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''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]].

to:

->''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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").

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.
25th Sep '16 4:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Cauls in TabletopGame/MageTheAscension (OldWorldOfDarkness) were an... ordeal... that marked the final corruption of mages into the Nephandi. What exactly the Cauls consist of is never described.

to:

* The Cauls in TabletopGame/MageTheAscension (OldWorldOfDarkness) (TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness) were an... ordeal... that marked the final corruption of mages into the Nephandi. What exactly the Cauls consist of is never described.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', Overwatch Soldiers in [[HellholePrison Nova Prospekt]] are threatened with ''[[EldritchLocation Permanent Off-World Reassignment]]'' if they [[YouHaveFailedMe fail their mission]]. Citizens are also sometimes threatened with this if they do not comply with the Combine's regime.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', Overwatch Soldiers in [[HellholePrison Nova Prospekt]] are threatened with ''[[EldritchLocation Permanent Off-World Reassignment]]'' if they [[YouHaveFailedMe fail their mission]]. Citizens are also sometimes threatened with this if they do not comply with the Combine's regime.
30th Aug '16 5:27:05 PM 64SuperNintendo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Web Original]]
* In [[http://lparchive.org/Monster-Rancher/ this]] LetsPlay of VideoGame/MonsterRancher, monsters are punished for foolery (or just because the player is grumpy) with a trip to "The Box". This works beautifully on the monsters and seems sinister and cruel--that is, until a child NPC's illustration [[http://lparchive.org/Monster-Rancher/Update%2026/10-mr10.jpg shows us exactly what it entails...]]
* Strexcorp’s ‘company picnic’ from ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. At first implied to simply be a picnic that you never get to leave, and becomes depressingly boring rather quickly once you run out of small talk to whittle the time away with. Later, though, more sinister implications about it are dropped.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Web Original]]
* In [[http://lparchive.org/Monster-Rancher/ this]] LetsPlay of VideoGame/MonsterRancher, monsters are punished for foolery (or just because the player is grumpy) with a trip to "The Box". This works beautifully on the monsters and seems sinister and cruel--that is, until a child NPC's illustration [[http://lparchive.org/Monster-Rancher/Update%2026/10-mr10.jpg shows us exactly what it entails...]]
* Strexcorp’s ‘company picnic’ from ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale''. At first implied to simply be a picnic that you never get to leave, and becomes depressingly boring rather quickly once you run out of small talk to whittle the time away with. Later, though, more sinister implications about it are dropped.
[[/folder]]
17th Jun '16 7:41:39 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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.

to:

* ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''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.
17th May '16 2:36:13 PM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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 MaximumFunChamber 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]].

to:

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 MaximumFunChamber 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]].
14th May '16 1:06:46 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ZorkZero'' has a ShoutOut to Monty Python with its comfy chair, with the twist that it's so comfy you die of starvation rather than get up.
* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' gives us the Punishment Sphere and Nerve Stapling, both of which sound evil in an Orwellian kind of way, but are never described in-game--all we know is that the former cuts scientific research in half in the base you build it in, and the latter is considered an atrocity and results in 10 years of economic sanctions. (It's apparently [[AllThereInTheManual in the background materials]], but only a small fraction of people who bought the game ever saw those.)

to:

* ''ZorkZero'' ''VideoGame/ZorkZero'' has a ShoutOut to Monty Python with its comfy chair, with the twist that it's so comfy you die of starvation rather than get up.
* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' gives us the Punishment Sphere and Nerve Stapling, both of which sound evil in an Orwellian kind of way, but are never described in-game--all we know is that the former cuts scientific research in half in the base you build it in, and the latter is considered an atrocity and results in 10 years of economic sanctions. (It's apparently [[AllThereInTheManual in the background materials]], but only a small fraction of people who bought the game ever saw those.)
8th May '16 1:10:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''AaahhRealMonsters'' featured an episode in which the main characters went out on Halloween despite having been forbidden to do so. Ickis, the ringleader, is offered three choices of punishment: "1. Something Bad. 2. Something Really Bad. 3. [[YouDoNOTWantToKnow You Don't Want To Know]]." A rare case of ''three'' Maximum Fun Chambers, each more Fun than the last.

to:

* ''AaahhRealMonsters'' ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' featured an episode in which the main characters went out on Halloween despite having been forbidden to do so. Ickis, the ringleader, is offered three choices of punishment: "1. Something Bad. 2. Something Really Bad. 3. [[YouDoNOTWantToKnow You Don't Want To Know]]." A rare case of ''three'' Maximum Fun Chambers, each more Fun than the last.
28th Mar '16 7:56:10 PM Tightwire
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}},'' [[PresidentEvil Richard Nixon's Head]] mentions that in this setting, people are allowed to skip paying taxes if they agree to spend a weekend with the Pain Monster. Cut to a scary-looking creature in the audience, who waves and cheerfully calls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxTbP2m1TE See ya April 15th, folks!]]"

to:

* On ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}},'' [[PresidentEvil Richard Nixon's Head]] mentions that in this setting, people are allowed free to skip paying their taxes if they agree to spend a weekend with the Pain Monster. Cut to a scary-looking creature in the audience, who waves and cheerfully calls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxTbP2m1TE See ya April 15th, folks!]]"folks!]]" Sounds like quite a few people prefer him to taxes...
This list shows the last 10 events of 38. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.MaximumFunChamber