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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.
1st Jun '15 10:45:21 PM nombretomado
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* When King Mob is being tortured by Sir Giles in ''TheInvisibles'', he has his fingers dropped in his lab after a convenient blackout. Subverted in that he's merely been injected with an experimental drug that allows him to perceive written language as a tangible object -- e.g., he's given a slip of paper reading "Your Severed Fingers," and sees his severed fingers.

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* When King Mob is being tortured by Sir Giles in ''TheInvisibles'', ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', he has his fingers dropped in his lab after a convenient blackout. Subverted in that he's merely been injected with an experimental drug that allows him to perceive written language as a tangible object -- e.g., he's given a slip of paper reading "Your Severed Fingers," and sees his severed fingers.
23rd Mar '15 2:19:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Firefly}} Jayne]] threatens mole Dobson with this in order to find out how much the Alliance knows from the transmission he sent. A spooked Dobson immediately blurts that the Alliance knows everything, leading a disappointed Jayne to deduce that they know nothing. "Was gonna get me an ear, too."

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* [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} Jayne]] threatens mole Dobson with this in order to find out how much the Alliance knows from the transmission he sent. A spooked Dobson immediately blurts that the Alliance knows everything, leading a disappointed Jayne to deduce that they know nothing. "Was gonna get me an ear, too."
19th Mar '15 8:18:50 PM nombretomado
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* Inflicting this is the job of Glotka in Joe Abercrombie's ''TheFirstLaw'' books.

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* Inflicting this is the job of Glotka in Joe Abercrombie's ''TheFirstLaw'' ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' books.
6th Oct '14 8:35:21 PM zarpaulus
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** In a later episode Niska cuts Mal's ear off and gives it to Zoe when she tries to ransom him and Wash from Niska. It gets reattached at the end of the episode.
25th Aug '14 9:43:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' has Mr. White mentioning this to his protege [[spoiler: who (unbeknownst to him) is a cop]]:

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* Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' has ''Film/ReservoirDogs'':
** During a planning scene for the heist,
Mr. White mentioning mentions this to his protege [[spoiler: who (unbeknownst to him) is a cop]]:Mr. Orange:


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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Mr. Blond in the [[ColdBloodedTorture torture scene]]. He starts cutting pieces off the cop he captured (Marvin Nash), but he specifically notes beforehand that he doesn't care at all about any information the cop might tell him; he's doing this [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]].
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