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3rd May '13 7:23:03 AM Austin
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* In Captivity, a lunatic imprisons a supermodel in an underground dungeon and watches her endure his tortures (though sometimes he executes them himself as well, slightly breaking the trope). The hooded villain is often seen enjoying a glass of fine wine as he monitors her suffering on a bank of video monitors.

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* In Captivity, ''Film/{{Captivity}}'', a lunatic imprisons a supermodel in an underground dungeon and watches her endure his tortures (though sometimes he executes them himself as well, slightly breaking the trope). The hooded villain is often seen enjoying a glass of fine wine as he monitors her suffering on a bank of video monitors.
16th Apr '13 11:20:07 AM StFan
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->'''Major Isamu:''' [''in torture chamber''] The general is watching... If you sign this paper, admitting you lied about us, you'll be freed. If you're foolish and refuse, then we will ''persuade''....
->'''General Tara:''' [''in private office, smirking''] I hope they refuse....

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->'''Major Isamu:''' [''in (''in torture chamber''] chamber'') The general is watching... If you sign this paper, admitting you lied about us, you'll be freed. If you're foolish and refuse, then we will ''persuade''....
->'''General
''persuade''....\\
'''General
Tara:''' [''in (''in private office, smirking''] smirking'') I hope they refuse....



9th Feb '13 2:43:39 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* While it's not exactly ''torture'', Pegasus in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' definitely enjoys watching security footage of Mokuba wasting away in a jail cell and Yugi facing off against sadistic opponents...all while enjoying a comic book and a glass of "[[FrothyMugsOfWater fruit juice]]," of course.

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* While it's not exactly ''torture'', Pegasus in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' definitely enjoys watching security footage of Mokuba wasting away in a jail cell and Yugi facing off against sadistic opponents... all while enjoying a comic book and a glass of "[[FrothyMugsOfWater fruit juice]]," of course.
9th Feb '13 2:41:18 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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The primary reason for these elaborate setups, of course, is simple: the torturer is a supreme sadist (or perhaps just an obsessed archivist). Either way, they aren't completely happy unless they are completely comfortable while being cruel. And inflicting pain, for all its supposed adrenaline rushes and power plays , can be a sweaty business in reality. People can spray blood on you, injure your ears with unmitigated shrieking, or God forbid, try to ''retaliate''. Besides, these effete scoundrals detest their own perspiration even more than a prisoner who won't cooperate.

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The primary reason for these elaborate setups, of course, is simple: the torturer is a supreme sadist (or perhaps just an obsessed archivist). Either way, they aren't completely happy unless they are completely comfortable while being cruel. And inflicting pain, for all its supposed adrenaline rushes and power plays , plays, can be a sweaty business in reality. People can spray blood on you, injure your ears with unmitigated shrieking, or God forbid, try to ''retaliate''. Besides, these effete scoundrals detest their own perspiration even more than a prisoner who won't cooperate.
14th Oct '12 3:49:38 PM nombretomado
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* While it's not exactly ''torture'', Pegasus in ''YuGiOh'' definitely enjoys watching security footage of Mokuba wasting away in a jail cell and Yugi facing off against sadistic opponents...all while enjoying a comic book and a glass of "[[FrothyMugsOfWater fruit juice]]," of course.

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* While it's not exactly ''torture'', Pegasus in ''YuGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOh'' definitely enjoys watching security footage of Mokuba wasting away in a jail cell and Yugi facing off against sadistic opponents...all while enjoying a comic book and a glass of "[[FrothyMugsOfWater fruit juice]]," of course.
18th Jul '12 1:56:53 AM markovich
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See also {{Ryona}}, when this trope meets YouBastard.
29th May '12 8:16:13 AM TrustBen
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]] the torture is broadcast to the general public, for dual purposes of entertainment and warning.
7th Jan '12 9:58:09 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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The primary reason for these elaborate setups, of course, is simple: the torturer is a supreme sadist (or perhaps just an obsessed archivist). Either way, they aren't completely happy unless they are completely comfortable while being cruel. And inflicting pain, for all it's supposed adrenaline rushes and power plays , can be a sweaty business in reality. People can spray blood on you, injure your ears with unmitigated shrieking, or God forbid, try to ''retaliate''. Besides, these effete scoundrals detest their own perspiration even more than a prisoner who won't cooperate.

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The primary reason for these elaborate setups, of course, is simple: the torturer is a supreme sadist (or perhaps just an obsessed archivist). Either way, they aren't completely happy unless they are completely comfortable while being cruel. And inflicting pain, for all it's its supposed adrenaline rushes and power plays , can be a sweaty business in reality. People can spray blood on you, injure your ears with unmitigated shrieking, or God forbid, try to ''retaliate''. Besides, these effete scoundrals detest their own perspiration even more than a prisoner who won't cooperate.
12th Dec '11 12:45:47 AM PaulA
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* In The Phantom, self-absorbed dictator General Tara tortures the Phantom's fiancee Diana Palmer and her UN co-worker Sven Nillson remotely. With Diana chained to a torture rack, and Sven to a whipping post, General Tara patiently insists they sign a document stating that he is 'not' a tyrannical torturing madman. While Sven and Diana endure a smoky, rancid dungeon, General Tara watches from a large leather chair in a poshly comfortable palace office, puffing on a cigarette holder.

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* In The Phantom, ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', self-absorbed dictator General Tara tortures the Phantom's fiancee Diana Palmer and her UN co-worker Sven Nillson remotely. With Diana chained to a torture rack, and Sven to a whipping post, General Tara patiently insists they sign a document stating that he is 'not' ''not'' a tyrannical torturing madman. While Sven and Diana endure a smoky, rancid dungeon, General Tara watches from a large leather chair in a poshly comfortable palace office, puffing on a cigarette holder.
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