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24th Jul '17 8:13:56 PM BarbarousNeonate
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** [[KarmaHoudini The Coachman]]. He takes great pleasure in turning innocent boys (such as "The Stupid Little Boys") into donkeys, enjoying their pain with whipping them, and also selling them into slavery.

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** [[KarmaHoudini The Coachman]]. He takes great pleasure in turning innocent boys (such as "The Stupid Little Boys") into donkeys, enjoying their pain with whipping them, and also selling them into slavery.
24th Jul '17 7:43:24 PM BarbarousNeonate
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** [[KnightOfCerebus The Coachman]]. He takes great pleasure in turning innocent boys (such as "The Stupid Little Boys") into donkeys, enjoying their pain with whipping them, and also selling them into slavery.

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** [[KnightOfCerebus [[KarmaHoudini The Coachman]]. He takes great pleasure in turning innocent boys (such as "The Stupid Little Boys") into donkeys, enjoying their pain with whipping them, and also selling them into slavery.
24th Jul '17 7:39:20 PM BarbarousNeonate
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** [[KnightOfCerebus The Coachman]]. He transforms "The Stupid Little Boys" into these donkeys and enjoys their pain with whipping them, and also sells into their slavery.

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** [[KnightOfCerebus The Coachman]]. He transforms takes great pleasure in turning innocent boys (such as "The Stupid Little Boys" Boys") into these donkeys and enjoys donkeys, enjoying their pain with whipping them, and also sells selling them into their slavery.
24th Jul '17 7:32:13 PM BarbarousNeonate
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** [[BadBoss The Coachman]]. He transforms "The Stupid Little Boys" into these donkeys and enjoys their pain with whipping them, and also sells into their slavery.

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** [[BadBoss [[KnightOfCerebus The Coachman]]. He transforms "The Stupid Little Boys" into these donkeys and enjoys their pain with whipping them, and also sells into their slavery.
21st Jul '17 8:34:36 PM darkemyst
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* Adria and Quixoto from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate''. She kept Zerlocke chained and repeatedly gave him mortal wounds for a human lifetime, his preferred prey is human children and he likes to mentally torment his prey and let them try to escape him before eating them.
20th Jul '17 7:56:58 AM fredhot16
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A sadist is someone that enjoys the suffering of others. This is the kind of character that takes pleasure in inflicting ColdBloodedTorture and psychological abuse. Whether it's physical or psychological, a sadist will take pleasure in making or seeing others suffer. Sometimes, a sadist has a LackOfEmpathy that stops that from feeling any guilt from the suffering they cause. However, that is not a prequisite. Most do indeed feel bad about their actions; they just enjoy it too much to ''stop''.

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A sadist is someone that enjoys the suffering of others. This is the kind of character that takes pleasure in inflicting ColdBloodedTorture and psychological abuse. Whether it's physical or psychological, a sadist will take pleasure in making or seeing others suffer. Sometimes, a sadist has a LackOfEmpathy that stops that from feeling any guilt from the suffering they cause. However, that is not a prequisite.perquisite. Most do indeed feel bad about their actions; they just enjoy it too much to ''stop''.



Modern psychology has a much broader understanding of the term than listed above. In general, a sadist is anyone who seeks not only to harm another person, but to control or dominate them; others seek {{revenge}} (even pre-emptive revenge) against their victims for perceived slights, real or imagined, sometimes targeting innocent people as substitutes for the true subject of their wrath (e.g. AbusiveParents); some are emotional vampires who like to experience terror by instilling it in others (kind of an inverse or twisted empathy); some take out their personal inadequacies, stresses, or self-loathing on others; and still others wish merely to feed their own ego -- having power over another "[[InsaneTrollLogic proves]]" they are better than them; and some [[ForTheEvulz merely wish to see others suffer.]] While not all sadists do things ForTheEvulz and some are rather opportunistic and pragmatic, ForTheEvulz is reserved for the most obsessed of sadists.

In practice, most sadists are not physically violent, and the ones who are usually come from a violent culture or background. Psychological and emotional sadism is much more common and, in some cases, much more sophisticated and harmful, being easier to disguise from either the victim or their loved ones. It's also, often, very mundane -- the MeanBoss, TheBully, and the DomesticAbuser are all often types of sadist. Many target family members in particular, as they are "safe" targets they can control easily, or otherwise go after someone who is in their power (eg. a MeanBoss with their employees, or a SadistTeacher with their students) so that it becomes harder for them to resist. Others, including the nastier types of internet {{Troll}}, prefer to target strangers and may hide their behaviour from those closest to them (at least, if they feel they will be judged for it), essentially leading a double-life.

The difference between TheSociopath and the sadist is that the latter ''wants'' to hurt others; the former is defined by their utter indifference and lack of remorse, and typically cause harm only as a means to an end. A sadist is not '''necessarily''' devoid of guilt; rather, like the {{Narcissist}}, they just ignore or find excuses for it, frequently blaming their victim ("You're stupid"; "you're weak"; "WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou", etc). That being said, the two disorders are highly comorbid, meaning that there are plenty of sadistic sociopaths and sociopathic sadists both in fiction and in Real Life. When sadism meets narcissism, the results are equally ugly. {{Serial Killer}}s and, indeed, many violent criminals and personalities, often have shades of all of the above. Many sadists won't see, or even consider the idea that there is a problem with their behaviour.

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Modern psychology has a much broader understanding of the term than listed above. In general, a sadist is anyone who seeks not only to harm another person, but to control or dominate them; others seek {{revenge}} (even pre-emptive preemptive revenge) against their victims for perceived slights, real or imagined, sometimes targeting innocent people as substitutes for the true subject of their wrath (e.g. AbusiveParents); some are emotional vampires who like to experience terror by instilling it in others (kind of an inverse or twisted empathy); some take out their personal inadequacies, stresses, or self-loathing on others; and still others wish merely to feed their own ego -- having power over another "[[InsaneTrollLogic proves]]" they are better than them; and some [[ForTheEvulz merely wish to see others suffer.]] While not all sadists do things ForTheEvulz and some are rather opportunistic and pragmatic, ForTheEvulz is reserved for the most obsessed of sadists.

In practice, most sadists are not physically violent, and the ones who are usually come from a violent culture or background. Psychological and emotional sadism is much more common and, in some cases, much more sophisticated and harmful, being easier to disguise from either the victim or their loved ones. It's also, often, very mundane -- the MeanBoss, TheBully, and the DomesticAbuser are all often types of sadist. Many target family members in particular, as they are "safe" targets they can control easily, or otherwise go after someone who is in their power (eg. a MeanBoss with their employees, or a SadistTeacher with their students) so that it becomes harder for them to resist. Others, including the nastier types of internet {{Troll}}, prefer to target strangers and may hide their behaviour behavior from those closest to them (at least, if they feel they will be judged for it), essentially leading a double-life.

The difference between TheSociopath and the sadist is that the latter ''wants'' to hurt others; the former is defined by their utter indifference and lack of remorse, and typically cause harm only as a means to an end. A sadist is not '''necessarily''' devoid of guilt; rather, like the {{Narcissist}}, they just ignore or find excuses for it, frequently blaming their victim ("You're stupid"; "you're weak"; "WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou", etc). That being said, the two disorders are highly comorbid, co-morbid, meaning that there are plenty of sadistic sociopaths and sociopathic sadists both in fiction and in Real Life. When sadism meets narcissism, the results are equally ugly. {{Serial Killer}}s and, indeed, many violent criminals and personalities, often have shades of all of the above. Many sadists won't see, or even consider the idea that there is a problem with their behaviour.



** Grell's favourite colour is red, and he delights in painting the world red with blood. His line of work as a reaper effectively involves him hacking up people with a chainsaw every night. With paperwork in between. [[spoiler: He is also actually UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].
** Sebastian isn't sadistic 24/7. He can be somewhat caring when it comes to Ciel, but he drops straight into sadism whenever he fights Grell: "You have a lovely screaming voice"
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': As he gets in the habit of killing, [[VillainProtagonist Light]] starts to ''really'' enjoy it and often smiles and laughs as he slaughters people by the score. He also appears to get off on being a ManipulativeBastard, and can't resist the urge to [[EvilGloating gloat]] to his enemies that he's literally signed their death warrant, or take cruel pleasure in [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness discarding and betraying his own allies, even girlfriends]]. Some of his deaths are needlessly nasty as well (eg. said girlfriend, he has her ''set herself on fire'') and on several occasions he takes a moment to watch his victims die; for example, when he writes Naomi Misora's name in the Death Note, he reveals himself as Kira to her just because he wanted to see the look on her face before she died. And of course, like many sadists, he absolutely believes that his victims [[NeverMyFault had it coming, and that he himself is blameless]].

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** Grell's favourite colour favorite color is red, and he delights in painting the world red with blood. His line of work as a reaper effectively involves him hacking up people with a chainsaw every night. With paperwork in between. [[spoiler: He is also actually UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper]].
** Sebastian isn't sadistic 24/7. He can be somewhat caring when it comes to Ciel, but he drops straight into sadism whenever he fights Grell: "You have a lovely screaming voice"
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': As he gets in the habit of killing, [[VillainProtagonist Light]] starts to ''really'' enjoy it and often smiles and laughs as he slaughters people by the score. He also appears to get off on being a ManipulativeBastard, and can't resist the urge to [[EvilGloating gloat]] to his enemies that he's literally signed their death warrant, or take cruel pleasure in [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness discarding and betraying his own allies, even girlfriends]]. Some of his deaths are needlessly nasty as well (eg. said girlfriend, he has her girlfriend was forced by the Death Note to ''set herself on fire'') and on several occasions he takes a moment to watch his victims die; for example, when he writes Naomi Misora's name in the Death Note, he reveals himself as Kira to her just because he wanted to see the look on her face before she died. And of course, like many sadists, he absolutely believes that his victims [[NeverMyFault had it coming, and that he himself is blameless]].



*** His Super Buu form is on par in terms of sadism and is even ''worse'' than Frieza or Cell. He specializes in killing his victims in extremely gruesome ways. He killed a man by liquifying his own body, forcibly going down the guy's throat, and making him explode from the inside out. He also turned Chi-Chi into an egg and steps on her in front of her family and friends. Super Buu even adds psychological torture to his list, such as his fight Gohan which is one long breaking speech.

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*** His Super Buu form is on par in terms of sadism and is even ''worse'' than Frieza or Cell. He specializes in killing his victims in extremely gruesome ways. He killed a man by liquifying liquefying his own body, forcibly going down the guy's throat, and making him explode from the inside out. He also turned Chi-Chi into an egg and steps on her in front of her family and friends. Super Buu even adds psychological torture to his list, such as his fight Gohan which is one long breaking speech.



** Piccolo started out as this, taking more than a little joy in breaking Goku's legs and trying to saw off his arm. He grins in delight when he's about to make the killing blow against Goku and Raditz. His training with Gohan was also brutal and he did seem to enjoy the boy's pain at first. He largely gets over it after he becomes more good. Although he still likes inflicting pain on those that get him mad or [[PapaWolf hurt Gohan]].

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** Piccolo started out as this, taking more than a little joy in breaking Goku's legs and trying to saw off his arm. He grins in delight when he's about to make the killing blow against Goku and Raditz. His training with Gohan was also brutal and he did seem to enjoy the boy's pain at first. He largely gets over it after he becomes more good. Although good, although he still likes inflicting pain on those that get him mad or [[PapaWolf hurt Gohan]].



** In the first ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' anime, Envy is characterised in much the same way, hurting other people because of his DaddyIssues.

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** In the first ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' anime, Envy is characterised characterized in much the same way, hurting other people because of his DaddyIssues.



-->'''Terumi:''' Make sure you do your part, and [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming scream for me.]]

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-->'''Terumi:''' Make sure you do your part, and [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming scream for me.]]me!]]



* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Kerrigan the "Queen of Blades", and leader of the Zerg loves playing mind games with the other factions, and pitting them against each other, usually by feigning innocence to gain their trust. In ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' this attitude of hers returns, when she tries to weaken Zeratul's mind by making him beleive the Protoss will be doomed to extinction no matter what he does, [[spoiler:although it's eventually revealed she doesn't actually believe any of this, she's under the influence of [[EldritchAbomination Amon the Fallen Xel'Naga]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Kerrigan the "Queen of Blades", and leader of the Zerg loves playing mind games with the other factions, and pitting them against each other, usually by feigning innocence to gain their trust. In ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' this attitude of hers returns, when she tries to weaken Zeratul's mind by making him beleive believe the Protoss will be doomed to extinction no matter what he does, [[spoiler:although it's eventually revealed she doesn't actually believe any of this, she's this as she was actually under the influence of [[EldritchAbomination Amon the Fallen Xel'Naga]]]].



* Don Morello from ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', who is introduced beating an innocent person who accidentally rammed into his car to death. The next cutscene he is in sees him torturing a dockworker who went on strike.

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* Don Morello from ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', who is introduced beating an innocent person who accidentally rammed into his car to death. The next cutscene he is in sees shows him torturing a dockworker who went on strike.



* [[TheCaligula Luca Blight]] from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is a extremely sadistic [[EvilPrince Highland prince]]. He just [[KillItWithFire burned couple of villages]] (such as Toto and Ryube), make everyone's acting like "pigs" and [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter slaughtered them]] with his sadistic glee. [[spoiler: But unlike the other [[TragicVillain sympathetic villains]], he doesn't have a redeeming qualities in this game.]]

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* [[TheCaligula Luca Blight]] from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is a extremely sadistic [[EvilPrince Highland prince]]. He just [[KillItWithFire burned couple of villages]] (such as Toto and Ryube), make everyone's acting like "pigs" and [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter slaughtered them]] with his sadistic glee. [[spoiler: But unlike the other [[TragicVillain sympathetic villains]], he doesn't have a any redeeming qualities in this game.]]



* Ren Hoek from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. There have been several episodes where it is implied that he loves to inflict pain physic and psychologic of others and ''even himself''.

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* Ren Hoek from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. There have been several episodes where it is implied that he loves to inflict pain physic physical and psychologic psychological of others and ''even himself''.
20th Jul '17 7:48:21 AM fredhot16
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* [[ComicBook/{{New52}} The New 52]] version of Superwoman. Her lasso looks like barbed wire.
19th Jul '17 8:56:07 PM Firebrand96
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The {{Trope Namer|s}} comes from a RealLife disorder called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadistic_personality_disorder sadistic personality disorder.]] The word sadism itself originates from the Creator/MarquisDeSade, who was the author (and practitioner) of some rather sadistic works.[[note]]Though DeSade's best known sadistic works are really more about the cruelty an unfairness of life.[[/note]] The specific disorder was removed from the referenced Diagnosis and Statistics Manual after the 3rd edition (or rather, demoted to the "Other" section), partly due to fears of legal abuse (ie. the disorder being misused as a valid InsanityDefence), partly because the criteria was deemed flawed due to lack of research in the area.

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The {{Trope Namer|s}} comes from a RealLife disorder called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadistic_personality_disorder sadistic personality disorder.]] The word sadism itself originates from the Creator/MarquisDeSade, who was the author (and practitioner) of some rather sadistic works.[[note]]Though DeSade's [=DeSade=]'s best known sadistic works are really more about the cruelty an and unfairness of life.[[/note]] The specific disorder was removed from the referenced Diagnosis and Statistics Manual after the 3rd edition (or rather, demoted to the "Other" section), partly due to fears of legal abuse (ie. the disorder being misused as a valid InsanityDefence), partly because the criteria was deemed flawed due to lack of research in the area.
15th Jul '17 10:44:19 AM Adannor
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* ''Fanfic/WhatChapter372OfFairyTailShouldHaveBeen'': If you read the Anime/Manga sections of the page, we told you that Kyoka of Tartaros submitted Erza to Cold-Blooded Torture while enhancing her pain receptors. In this fanfic, Erza subjects Kyouka to [[UpToEleven incredibly extra]] ColdBloodedTorture and even mutilates and evecerates Kyoka, and mocks her while doing it. She even cut off parts of Kyoka's body and ate them right in front of her, and even gouged her eyes out. Even worse, she claimed it was perfectly justified. She claimed that Kyouka was the actual sadist simply because she tortured her first. All the while gloating about enjoying [[LovesTheSoundOfScreams not only the sound of Kyouka's screams]], but also the sound of her bones breaking, and [[FingerLickingEvil THE TASTE OF HER BLOOD!!!!]] The author of the fanfic may qualify as a sadist as well.
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10th Jul '17 4:54:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels'', crime lord Judah Earl admits point blank to one of his goons he executes that hurting people is his only enjoyment.

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* In ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels'', crime lord Judah Earl admits point blank to one of his goons he executes (because the guy objected that [[PragmaticVillainy the bad quality of their drugs was cutting into their profits]] since it killed too many customers) that hurting people is his only enjoyment.
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