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25th Apr '16 10:56:07 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' the player could kill a bunch of restrained mutants with one of these. This gets you a WhatTheHellPlayer comment from [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Anya]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' the player could kill a bunch of restrained mutants with one of these. This gets you a WhatTheHellPlayer comment from [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Anya]].



* Warhammer 40,000's Dark Eldar Haemonculi (thoroughly evil virtuoso torture technicians with almost magical high technology at their disposal) have a chilling variety of biomechanical "pain engines" to play with. These are often taken to the battlefield and used as mobile war machines by Dark Eldar raiding forces. The two most common such engines are the "Talos" pain engine - which can be fitted with giant razors, chain flails, ichor injectors and all manner of fiendish equipment (it generally renders down its victims into constituent parts and stores them for later) - and the "Cronos" parasite engine, which slowly siphons off the souls of its victims using a series of eldritch probes, vanes and hypnotic discs.
* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} has a torturer robot from a crashed spaceship that is essentially a ShoutOut to the Star Wars example. Though it can also be used as a CombatMedic.

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* Warhammer 40,000's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Dark Eldar Haemonculi (thoroughly evil virtuoso torture technicians with almost magical high technology at their disposal) have a chilling variety of biomechanical "pain engines" to play with. These are often taken to the battlefield and used as mobile war machines by Dark Eldar raiding forces. The two most common such engines are the "Talos" pain engine - which can be fitted with giant razors, chain flails, ichor injectors and all manner of fiendish equipment (it generally renders down its victims into constituent parts and stores them for later) - and the "Cronos" parasite engine, which slowly siphons off the souls of its victims using a series of eldritch probes, vanes and hypnotic discs.
* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has a torturer robot from a crashed spaceship that is essentially a ShoutOut to the Star Wars example. Though it can also be used as a CombatMedic.
1st Apr '16 3:29:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Depending on how you want to look at it, it either makes the torture more or less dehumanizing by having a cold and unfeeling robot administer it. At least, we ''[[AIIsACrapshoot hope]]'' it's [[TheStoic cold and unfeeling]], because otherwise [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters it could get]] [[AndIMustScream much,]] ''[[AFateWorseThanDeath much worse.]]''

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Depending on how you want to look at it, it either makes the torture more or less dehumanizing by having a cold and unfeeling robot administer it. At least, we ''[[AIIsACrapshoot hope]]'' it's [[TheStoic cold and unfeeling]], because otherwise [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters it could could]] [[RoboticPsychopath get]] [[AndIMustScream much,]] ''[[AFateWorseThanDeath much worse.]]''
29th Feb '16 12:53:59 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The hilariously inventive torture machine from the original ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper''. In it's dormant state it consisted of a pedestal backed by a hooded and cowled automaton; when active the automaton inflicted a different torture on almost every one of the different unit classes, including: whipping the kinky Dark Mistresses, rib-tickling giants and barbarians, spinning fairy folk around by their wings, strangling archers with their bows, transforming wizards into frogs and back again, and attacking armoured paladins with can openers.

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* The hilariously inventive torture machine from the original ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper''. In it's its dormant state it consisted of a pedestal backed by a hooded and cowled automaton; when active the automaton inflicted a different torture on almost every one of the different unit classes, including: whipping the kinky Dark Mistresses, rib-tickling giants and barbarians, spinning fairy folk around by their wings, strangling archers with their bows, transforming wizards into frogs and back again, and attacking armoured paladins with can openers.
1st Jan '16 7:52:14 AM Smeagol17
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* Devices of this description appear in ''Film/TheHobbit'' in Goblin Town, inspired by a passing reference in Tolkien's original novel.

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* Devices of this description appear in ''Film/TheHobbit'' ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' in Goblin Town, inspired by a passing reference in Tolkien's original novel.
1st Jan '16 7:51:48 AM Smeagol17
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* According to the latest video blog, devices of this description will appear in ''Film/TheHobbit'' in Goblin Town, inspired by a passing reference in Tolkien's original novel.

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* According to the latest video blog, devices Devices of this description will appear in ''Film/TheHobbit'' in Goblin Town, inspired by a passing reference in Tolkien's original novel.
14th Dec '15 7:04:08 AM Sharlee
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The robot itself may require the victim be StrappedToAnOperatingTable, or be motile. It can be programmed to torture captives, or it might just be a swiss army knife for a TortureTechnician. For extra NightmareFuel, the torture implements will be on arms that hack and stab blindly, with the promise of mauling the victim indiscriminately and ''never tiring''.

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The robot itself may require the victim be StrappedToAnOperatingTable, StrappedToAnOperatingTable beforehand, or be motile.may incorporate a ShackleSeatTrap to immobilize them itself. It can be programmed to torture captives, or it might just be a swiss army knife for a TortureTechnician. For extra NightmareFuel, the torture implements will be on arms that hack and stab blindly, with the promise of mauling the victim indiscriminately and ''never tiring''.
16th Nov '15 7:12:35 AM FF32
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* Let's not forget the device Edmund gets strapped to in the final episode of ''TheBlackAdder [I]''.

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* Let's not forget the device Edmund gets strapped to in the final episode of ''TheBlackAdder ''Series/BlackAdder [I]''.
30th Mar '15 12:17:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''EmperorBattleForDune'', the civil war of the Harkonnen brothers ends with the victor putting the defeated in an Ixian torture chair.
* ''HalfLife'' has a robotic surgery machine in one of the research labs. Gordon Freeman has to turn it off for some scientists to follow him...starting from the other side of the room.

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* In ''EmperorBattleForDune'', ''VideoGame/EmperorBattleForDune'', the civil war of the Harkonnen brothers ends with the victor putting the defeated in an Ixian torture chair.
* ''HalfLife'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' has a robotic surgery machine in one of the research labs. Gordon Freeman has to turn it off for some scientists to follow him...starting from the other side of the room.
18th Oct '14 5:28:13 PM troodos
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* TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}} has a torturer robot from a crashed spaceship that is essentially a ShoutOut to the Star Wars example. Though it can also be used as a CombatMedic.

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* TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}} TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} has a torturer robot from a crashed spaceship that is essentially a ShoutOut to the Star Wars example. Though it can also be used as a CombatMedic.
18th Oct '14 5:27:48 PM troodos
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** "TabletopGames/Pathfinder" has a torturer robot from a crashed spaceship that is essentially a ShoutOut to the Star Wars example. Though it can also be used as a CombatMedic.

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** "TabletopGames/Pathfinder" * TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}} has a torturer robot from a crashed spaceship that is essentially a ShoutOut to the Star Wars example. Though it can also be used as a CombatMedic.
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