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9th Aug '16 11:16:01 PM PaulA
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* This turns out to be the reason [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] is missing a finger in the later books: he got caught by a TortureTechnician in ''Jhegaala''.

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* This In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, this turns out to be the reason [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] Taltos is missing a finger in the later books: he got caught by a TortureTechnician in ''Jhegaala''.''Literature/{{Jhegaala}}''.
20th Jun '16 2:48:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* This trope happens in one of the later ''AnitaBlake'' books, where Anita threatens to cut the fingers off of a henchman when he doesn't tell her where Richard's mother and brother are. He loses one finger before he talks.
* Another inversion in ''The High King's Tomb'', third book in the ''GreenRider'' series. In this one, a female interrogator does this to an evil henchman who had ''already'' lost one hand. To top it off, [[ItsPersonal this same henchman had driven the interrogator's brother to suicide]] by blaming him for an incident that made their sadistic master cut off ''both'' hands.

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* This trope happens in one of the later ''AnitaBlake'' ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' books, where Anita threatens to cut the fingers off of a henchman when he doesn't tell her where Richard's mother and brother are. He loses one finger before he talks.
* Another inversion in ''The High King's Tomb'', third book in the ''GreenRider'' ''Literature/GreenRider'' series. In this one, a female interrogator does this to an evil henchman who had ''already'' lost one hand. To top it off, [[ItsPersonal this same henchman had driven the interrogator's brother to suicide]] by blaming him for an incident that made their sadistic master cut off ''both'' hands.
20th Jun '16 2:48:23 PM Morgenthaler
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** There's also the scene in the film ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' in which Castle chains up a man in his room and proceeds to go into a lengthy explanation about how torture via blowtorch basically has you smelling your own flesh cooking before feeling cold from the nerve endings being fried, before letting the soon-to-be tortured man catch a glimpse of a blowtorch and letting him have it. [[spoiler:Subverted ultimately because Castle never did blowtorch the guy. He only cooked a slab of meat (hence the "smell your own flesh cooking" bit) and poked the man in the back with a Popsicle. The result was that the man ''thought'' he was being burned to death and spilled his guts only to be released unharmed.]]


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* There's the scene in the film ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' in which Castle chains up a man in his room and proceeds to go into a lengthy explanation about how torture via blowtorch basically has you smelling your own flesh cooking before feeling cold from the nerve endings being fried, before letting the soon-to-be tortured man catch a glimpse of a blowtorch and letting him have it. [[spoiler:Subverted ultimately because Castle never did blowtorch the guy. He only cooked a slab of meat (hence the "smell your own flesh cooking" bit) and poked the man in the back with a Popsicle. The result was that the man ''thought'' he was being burned to death and spilled his guts only to be released unharmed.]]
10th Jun '16 10:28:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Multiply inverted in DeanKoontz' novel ''Sole Survivor''; agents of a secret conspiracy threaten to do this to a flight controller's son if she doesn't keep quiet about what she heard on a black-box recording. Worse, her son will be told that she could save him by cooperating, but in fact they'll keep cutting regardless of what she does, once they've started.

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* Multiply inverted in DeanKoontz' Creator/DeanKoontz' novel ''Sole Survivor''; agents of a secret conspiracy threaten to do this to a flight controller's son if she doesn't keep quiet about what she heard on a black-box recording. Worse, her son will be told that she could save him by cooperating, but in fact they'll keep cutting regardless of what she does, once they've started.
4th Jun '16 4:09:24 PM nombretomado
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* In Don Pendletons ''TheExecutioner'' series of books, the mafia have interrogators that turn people into "Turkeys" by taking several days to slowly carve them up. The first two cuts are to remove the eyelids.

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* In Don Pendletons ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series of books, the mafia have interrogators that turn people into "Turkeys" by taking several days to slowly carve them up. The first two cuts are to remove the eyelids.
3rd Apr '16 7:30:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film noir/lesbian romance ''Film/{{Bound}}'', a mobster steals a couple of million dollars from his employers. Despite a savage beating, he refuses to tell them where he's hidden it. Then one of the mobsters produces pruning shears, holds the guy's hands over a toilet bowl, and says: "I'm going to ask you ten times."

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* In the film noir/lesbian romance ''Film/{{Bound}}'', ''Film/{{Bound 1996}}'', a mobster steals a couple of million dollars from his employers. Despite a savage beating, he refuses to tell them where he's hidden it. Then one of the mobsters produces pruning shears, holds the guy's hands over a toilet bowl, and says: "I'm going to ask you ten times."
24th Mar '16 2:22:16 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', the protagonist Oh Dae-su tracks down the illegal holding facility where he was kept for 15 years after being kidnapped off the streets. Dae-su asks the warden who paid him to hold him, and when the warden doesn't answer he duct tapes him to his chair. He then uses his claw hammer to pry out the man's teeth one at a time, telling him that he owes him one tooth for each year of his life that was stolen from him. After about 7 or so, he gives the warden a chance to talk, with the implication that he'll continue through with all 15 if he doesn't.

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* In ''Film/{{Oldboy}}'', ''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}'', the protagonist Oh Dae-su tracks down the illegal holding facility where he was kept for 15 years after being kidnapped off the streets. Dae-su asks the warden who paid him to hold him, and when the warden doesn't answer he duct tapes him to his chair. He then uses his claw hammer to pry out the man's teeth one at a time, telling him that he owes him one tooth for each year of his life that was stolen from him. After about 7 or so, he gives the warden a chance to talk, with the implication that he'll continue through with all 15 if he doesn't.
17th Feb '16 7:04:57 PM WillBGood
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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Black Mask]] likes to use this trope, drills, irons (as in ironing irons, with the steam and the hurting and the [[TheSimpsons OH GLAYVEN]]. His ... interrogation partners end up looking a whole less pretty than they used to be..

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Black Mask]] likes to use this trope, drills, irons (as in ironing clothes irons, with the steam and the hurting and the [[TheSimpsons OH GLAYVEN]]. His ... interrogation partners end up looking a whole less pretty than they used to be..
24th Nov '15 1:38:18 AM jormis29
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* In the final mission of ''[[SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Blacklist]]'', the BigBad has one of his men cut off the U.S. Secretary of Defense's finger in order to compel him to give up vital information. By the time the camera pans back to him his whole hand is gone and all that's left is a bloody cut open arm.

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* In the final mission of ''[[SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Blacklist]]'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCellBlacklist'', the BigBad has one of his men cut off the U.S. Secretary of Defense's finger in order to compel him to give up vital information. By the time the camera pans back to him his whole hand is gone and all that's left is a bloody cut open arm.
19th Sep '15 1:42:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ElfQuest'', Ekuar reveals that the troll King Guttlekraw would torture his elven prisoners by amputating fingers, then limbs. As proof of this, Ekuar himself has only one arm (with a finger missing), and a wooden leg.

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* In ''ElfQuest'', ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', Ekuar reveals that the troll King Guttlekraw would torture his elven prisoners by amputating fingers, then limbs. As proof of this, Ekuar himself has only one arm (with a finger missing), and a wooden leg.
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