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30th Mar '18 7:21:35 PM rjd1922
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* Subverted and justified in Anime/DigimonTamers: the local [[TheMenInBlack Men In Black]]'s leader Yamaki has an all-consuming hatred for Digimon, and really ''would'' cut them up. At one point, he sadistically destroys a Digimon on-screen over the mon's pleas for mercy. Takato worries about this for Guilmon and at one point imagines the army brutally gunning down his dinosaur buddy. [[spoiler:Yamaki eventually sees the error of his ways, at which point the Tamers stop caring about keeping their Digimon hidden.]]

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* Subverted and justified in Anime/DigimonTamers: ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': the local [[TheMenInBlack Men In Black]]'s leader Yamaki has an all-consuming hatred for Digimon, and really ''would'' cut them up. At one point, he sadistically destroys a Digimon on-screen over the mon's pleas for mercy. Takato worries about this for Guilmon and at one point imagines the army brutally gunning down his dinosaur buddy. [[spoiler:Yamaki eventually sees the error of his ways, at which point the Tamers stop caring about keeping their Digimon hidden.]]



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. Johnny doesn't want anyone to know that his dog Dukey can talk, because if they did they would ''[[FauxHorriffic make him a]]'' ''[[TrumanShowPlot reality tv show]]''! It makes sense, as there is no usual scientific data that could be gained from it that couldn't also be gained by, you know, just ''asking'' Susan and Mary, since they gave him all of those abilities. In one episode, the Network Executives are shown to scare even the axe-crazy Repto-Slicer.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. Johnny doesn't want anyone to know that his dog Dukey can talk, because if they did they would ''[[FauxHorriffic ''[[FauxHorrific make him a]]'' ''[[TrumanShowPlot reality tv TV show]]''! It makes sense, as there is no usual scientific data that could be gained from it that couldn't also be gained by, you know, just ''asking'' Susan and Mary, since they gave him all of those abilities. In one episode, the Network Executives are shown to scare even the axe-crazy Repto-Slicer.
30th Mar '18 7:19:11 PM rjd1922
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* The Nazis, most infamously Mengele, whose "experiments" almost never produced any actual, useful scientific data (the main exception being the research on freezing injuries, which formed the basis of medical practice in that field for decades after the Nazi experiments ended), and didn't seem to have any purpose other than "how many more horrible things can we do?" [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Mengele's contemporaries were baffled.]]
* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Japanese Unit 731, headed by Shiro Ishiii, did this to Prisoners of War and Chinese civilians with their vivisection campaigns. They also tore babies out of pregnant women, threw prisoners into pressure chambers, tested how much damage bombs and various diseases did on the prisoners, and tried out poison gas, all without anesthesia or any medical treatment. Unlike Mengele, some doctors actually did produce some useful data such as the infection rates of malaria and created artificial blood, which led to the US military's biological and chemical weapons departments insisting on their freedom of ''all'' the doctors, including Ishii, in exchange for their findings. [[KarmaHoudini They got it, their medical qualifications meaning many also went on to become rich]].

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* The Nazis, most infamously Josef Mengele, whose "experiments" almost never produced any actual, useful scientific data (the main exception being the research on freezing injuries, which formed the basis of medical practice in that field for decades after the Nazi experiments ended), and didn't seem to have any purpose other than "how many more horrible things can we do?" [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Mengele's contemporaries were baffled.]]
* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Japanese Unit 731, headed by Shiro Ishiii, Shirō Ishii, did this to Prisoners of War and Chinese civilians with their vivisection campaigns. They also tore babies out of pregnant women, threw prisoners into pressure chambers, tested how much damage bombs and various diseases did on the prisoners, and tried out poison gas, all without anesthesia or any medical treatment. Unlike Mengele, some doctors actually did produce some useful data such as the infection rates of malaria and created artificial blood, which led to the US military's biological and chemical weapons departments insisting on their freedom of ''all'' the doctors, including Ishii, in exchange for their findings. [[KarmaHoudini They got it, their medical qualifications meaning many also went on to become rich]].
4th Mar '18 5:59:45 PM nombretomado
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* Very nearly carried out in the pilot episode of ''StreetSharks'', to the point in which the doctor has Slammu [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable tied down to an operating table]] and heavily sedated before the others escape and save him. They then try to perform the same "explorative surgery" on the doctor with what is essentially a chain saw before they have to escape.

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* Very nearly carried out in the pilot episode of ''StreetSharks'', ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'', to the point in which the doctor has Slammu [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable tied down to an operating table]] and heavily sedated before the others escape and save him. They then try to perform the same "explorative surgery" on the doctor with what is essentially a chain saw before they have to escape.
19th Feb '18 3:09:38 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Scientists will usually be portrayed as [[ForScience too obsessed to care]] for anyone or anything who might be used to further our knowledge of the universe or make a cool new weapon, caring only about the fame or payment they'll receive from their higher-ups. Only one bad scientist is enough to spoil your day, but in [[DarkerAndEdgier settings that use this trope]] the ''majority'' of encountered research workers are likely to be like this.

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Scientists will usually be portrayed as [[ForScience too obsessed to care]] for anyone or anything who might be used to further our knowledge of the universe or make a cool new weapon, caring only about the fame or payment they'll receive from their higher-ups. Only one bad scientist is enough to spoil your day, but in [[DarkerAndEdgier settings that use this trope]] trope the ''majority'' of encountered research workers are likely to be like this.






* This is pretty much the reason the Diffy family in ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' try to hide the fact that they come from the year 2121. Mind you, they're bog-standard ''homo sapiens'', so this is a flimsy excuse.

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* This is pretty much the reason the Diffy family in ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' try to hide the fact that they come from the year 2121. Mind you, they're bog-standard ''homo sapiens'', so this is a flimsy excuse. This is pointed out in-universe by Mrs.Diffy, who reminds her husband that one two tests were performed on aliens "and one of them was a personality quiz". In fact, in a speculative episode where the secret ''does'' get out, it doesn't happen.
26th Jan '18 2:01:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* Similarly to the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' example, the first humans to encounter the aliens in ''Literature/PandorasStar'' by Peter F. Hamilton are dissected. The sequence, told ''from the alien's point of view'', is pure horror even with death being (usually) a minor inconvenience in the Commonwealth.

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* Similarly to the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone ''[[Franchise/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' example, the first humans to encounter the aliens in ''Literature/PandorasStar'' by Peter F. Hamilton are dissected. The sequence, told ''from the alien's point of view'', is pure horror even with death being (usually) a minor inconvenience in the Commonwealth.



* Inverted, with humans 'cut up' by non-humans, in ''TheTwilightZone''.

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* Inverted, with humans 'cut up' by non-humans, in ''TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.
25th Jan '18 3:35:30 AM lillolillo
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* Sadly proved right in ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', when ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} discovers ComicBook/LexLuthor found and dissected [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her baby cousin]] many years ago.
25th Jan '18 1:47:45 AM lillolillo
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* In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 2011]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Good-Looking Corpse'', Kara Zor-El investigates an abandoned clandestine research facility and finds the bodies of several Kryptonians who have been experimented on.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': After helping defeat Bizarrogirl, Dr. Light wants to run tests on her. Supergirl quickly knocks Dr. Light out, picks her doppelganger and makes off with her because she doesn't want Bizarrogirl to become a guinea pig.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Dr. Light was going to keep you. Run tests on you indefinitely. I couldn't let that happen.
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In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 2011]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''Good-Looking Corpse'', Kara Zor-El investigates an abandoned clandestine research facility and finds the bodies of several Kryptonians who have been experimented on.
17th Jan '18 10:40:35 PM DiscordianBelle
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* The protagonist in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'', Riko, initially hides Reg from staff at the Belchero Orphanage because she fears this happening to him. Since he's a robot who apparently came from the Abyss, and since relics are frequently objects of study, this fear isn't unreasonable. Later, when Reg and Riko meet Nanache, she explains that she normally hides from Delvers because she fears this happening to her, as well, [[spoiler:since she is the only person known to have returned from the Sixth Layer of the Abyss with most of her humanity intact]].

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* The protagonist in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'', Riko, initially hides Reg from staff at the Belchero Orphanage because she fears this happening to him. Since he's a robot who apparently came from the Abyss, and since relics are frequently objects of study, this fear isn't unreasonable. Later, when Reg and Riko meet Nanache, she explains Nanachi, they explain that she they normally hides hide from Delvers because she fears they fear this happening to her, them, as well, [[spoiler:since she is they are the only person known to have returned from the Sixth Layer of the Abyss with most of her their humanity intact]].
2nd Jan '18 7:16:51 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced and averted in ''{{Hop}}''. Fred says that this would happen to E.B. if he just went around talking in public. This is immediately followed by E.B. complaining to their waitress about his order, and her [[NoBigDeal acting as if this is perfectly normal]].

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* Referenced and averted in ''{{Hop}}''.''Film/{{Hop}}''. Fred says that this would happen to E.B. if he just went around talking in public. This is immediately followed by E.B. complaining to their waitress about his order, and her [[NoBigDeal acting as if this is perfectly normal]].
17th Dec '17 1:11:11 PM mariic
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. Johnny doesn't want anyone to know that his dog Dukey can talk, because if they did they would ''make him a reality tv show''! It makes sense, as there is no usual scientific data that could be gained from it that couldn't also be gained by, you know, just ''asking'' Susan and Mary, since they gave him all of those abilities. In one episode, the Network Executives are shown to scare even the axe-crazy Repto-Slicer.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''. Johnny doesn't want anyone to know that his dog Dukey can talk, because if they did they would ''make ''[[FauxHorriffic make him a a]]'' ''[[TrumanShowPlot reality tv show''! show]]''! It makes sense, as there is no usual scientific data that could be gained from it that couldn't also be gained by, you know, just ''asking'' Susan and Mary, since they gave him all of those abilities. In one episode, the Network Executives are shown to scare even the axe-crazy Repto-Slicer.
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