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12th Jun '17 1:20:17 AM Rhivana
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* Subverted and justified in Anime/DigimonTamers: the local 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: the local [[TheMenInBlack Men In Black's 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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* Besides the fact that she will eventually die from [[PsychoSerum drug]] withdrawl, this is also why Shinn wants to send [[SuperSoldier Stella]] back to Earth Alliance Forces in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny''.
10th Jun '17 1:06:28 PM nombretomado
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* Phase doesn't believe that this is a prevalent problem in the WhateleyUniverse. Even after his own family lets a MadScientist trank him and slap him on an operating table. Part of the backstory of TheVerse is that [[spoiler: Phase is wrong about this. Really wrong.]]

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* Phase doesn't believe that this is a prevalent problem in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Even after his own family lets a MadScientist trank him and slap him on an operating table. Part of the backstory of TheVerse is that [[spoiler: Phase is wrong about this. Really wrong.]]
24th May '17 12:39:27 PM ironballs16
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* Historically, this trope has been the subject of some intense debate in medical fields. Significant advances in medical science have been made by examining the results of some horrifically unethical medical practices (the aforementioned Mengele freezing experiments being arguably the best known example) and there are plenty of health care professionals who feel uncomfortable building on knowledge that was obtained through what amounts to torture. After all, knowledge gained in such a manner could save thousands of lives and give the deaths of those experimented upon long-lasting meaning - but it also tacitly acknowledges that such torturous practices [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans can be given a justification if the results are good enough]].

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* Historically, this trope has been the subject of some intense debate in medical fields. Significant advances in medical science have been made by examining the results of some horrifically unethical medical practices (the aforementioned Mengele freezing experiments being arguably the best known example) and there are plenty of health care professionals who feel uncomfortable building on knowledge that was obtained through what amounts to torture. After all, knowledge gained in such a manner could save thousands of lives and give the deaths of those experimented upon long-lasting meaning - but it also tacitly acknowledges that such torturous practices [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans [[TheEndsJustifyTheMeans can be given a justification if the results are good enough]].
24th May '17 12:38:59 PM ironballs16
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* Historically, this trope has been the subject of some intense debate in medical fields. Significant advances in medical science have been made by examining the results of some horrifically unethical medical practices (the aforementioned Mengele freezing experiments being arguably the best known example) and there are plenty of health care professionals who feel uncomfortable building on knowledge that was obtained through what amounts to torture.

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* Historically, this trope has been the subject of some intense debate in medical fields. Significant advances in medical science have been made by examining the results of some horrifically unethical medical practices (the aforementioned Mengele freezing experiments being arguably the best known example) and there are plenty of health care professionals who feel uncomfortable building on knowledge that was obtained through what amounts to torture. After all, knowledge gained in such a manner could save thousands of lives and give the deaths of those experimented upon long-lasting meaning - but it also tacitly acknowledges that such torturous practices [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans can be given a justification if the results are good enough]].
10th May '17 8:36:43 AM RockRaider
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'': Fu Dog tells Jake that humanity must never learn that magical creatures are real, saying that this would be the end result.
23rd Apr '17 12:58:03 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' take this trope to heart. Given that in the [[TMNT2003 2003 cartoon]] the first thing government agent Bishop did when he captured them was to take their genetic material and try to dissect them, their fears are more than simple paranoia.

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* The ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' take this trope to heart. Given that in the [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 cartoon]] the first thing government agent Bishop did when he captured them was to take their genetic material and try to dissect them, their fears are more than simple paranoia.
27th Mar '17 2:21:29 AM Adept
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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': [[spoiler:In her backstory, Ciel]] was subjected to a ''very'' thorough "examination" after TheChurch discovered her bizarre ability to automatically, completely regenerate from any injury. No matter what they did, she just wouldn't die, but that didn't stop them from trying over and over again. In her route in the game, she attempts to kill Shiki [[spoiler:after he is possessed by Roa]] to keep him from suffering the same fate.
* In ''{{Utawarerumono}}'', [[spoiler: Hakurou]] takes his [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]] girlfriend and runs, not wanting this to happen to her. [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} He]]]] [[spoiler: [[TearJerker fails]].]]

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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': [[spoiler:In her backstory, Ciel]] was subjected to a ''very'' thorough "examination" after TheChurch discovered her bizarre ability to automatically, completely regenerate from any injury. No matter what they did, she just wouldn't die, but that didn't stop them from trying over and over again. In her route in the game, she attempts to kill Shiki [[spoiler:after he is possessed by Roa]] to keep him from suffering the same fate.
* In ''{{Utawarerumono}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'', [[spoiler: Hakurou]] takes his [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]] girlfriend and runs, not wanting this to happen to her. [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} He]]]] [[spoiler: [[TearJerker fails]].]]



* Tessla in the ''{{Trigun}}'' manga didn't have a chance to run away. Her life and death make up Vash and Knives' [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic]] {{backstory}}.

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* Tessla in the ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' manga didn't have a chance to run away. Her life and death make up Vash and Knives' [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic]] {{backstory}}.
9th Mar '17 6:13:31 PM ShorinBJ
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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.

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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.



* Series/H2OJustAddWater mermaids fear this will happened to them if their secret is known.

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* Series/H2OJustAddWater Series/H2OJustAddWater: The mermaids fear this will happened to them if their secret is known.known, but they hide the secret even from their families, who presumably wouldn't cut them up. On one occasion, a scientist does find out and try to experiment on them against their will.
24th Jan '17 2:21:05 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Nichijou}}'', miss Nakamura wishes to do this to the robotic Nano, so she can take credit for inventing her. If Nakamura weren't so inept at her repeated attempts to kidnap Nano, this would be quite dark for such an upbeat show.
* In HigurashiWhenTheyCry there were three variations. [[spoiler: The first one was what Takano wants to do with Rika so that she can jump start the Hinamizawa disease and have everyone kill one and other. The second variation involved both Satako Houjo who was at a higher level of the disease and needed to take injections to quell it. Again Takano wants to dissect her, only in her case, so she can study her. The third was the people of Hinamizawa, back when they were called Onigafuchi Village. They killed, dissected and cannibalized the higher diseased members so they could develop a stronger immunity to the disease.]]

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* In ''{{Nichijou}}'', ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', miss Nakamura wishes to do this to the robotic Nano, so she can take credit for inventing her. If Nakamura weren't so inept at her repeated attempts to kidnap Nano, this would be quite dark for such an upbeat show.
* In HigurashiWhenTheyCry ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' there were three variations. [[spoiler: The first one was what Takano wants to do with Rika so that she can jump start the Hinamizawa disease and have everyone kill one and other. The second variation involved both Satako Houjo who was at a higher level of the disease and needed to take injections to quell it. Again Takano wants to dissect her, only in her case, so she can study her. The third was the people of Hinamizawa, back when they were called Onigafuchi Village. They killed, dissected and cannibalized the higher diseased members so they could develop a stronger immunity to the disease.]]
20th Jan '17 7:54:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In MercedesLackey's [[UrbanFantasy urban fantasies]], this trope is out in full force. The [[GovernmentConspiracy secret government facility]] or evil corporations are more than happy to track down people with psychic or magic talents and do nasty things to them in the name of controlling them and/or using their powers.

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* In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's [[UrbanFantasy urban fantasies]], this trope is out in full force. The [[GovernmentConspiracy secret government facility]] or evil corporations are more than happy to track down people with psychic or magic talents and do nasty things to them in the name of controlling them and/or using their powers.



* According to the [[PlantAliens Mi-go]] of the CthulhuMythos, the Brotherhood of the Yellow Sign hunts down and torment them for knowledge.

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* According to the [[PlantAliens Mi-go]] of the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, the Brotherhood of the Yellow Sign hunts down and torment them for knowledge.



* Technomancers in [[Shadowrun]] are advised to keep their powers secret, as they are rare and not well understood. Thus they are both valuable and threatening; most mega-corps have large standing rewards for anyone who brings in a technomancer.

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* Technomancers in [[Shadowrun]] ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' are advised to keep their powers secret, as they are rare and not well understood. Thus they are both valuable and threatening; most mega-corps have large standing rewards for anyone who brings in a technomancer.



* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' one quest sees a resourceful human capturing you and performing sick survivability experiments you have to survive to get back at him.

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* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' one quest sees a resourceful human capturing you and performing sick survivability experiments you have to survive to get back at him.



* Toyed with in ''HarvestMoon DS.'' Local MadScientist Daryl has been chasing the strange creature Mukumuku for ''years'' in an attempt to figure out how it works, and given the long and fantastic family history of genetic experimentation he brags of, it seems ItRunsInTheFamily. So when chance favors him, and he happens upon an injured [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid girl?]] He takes her home to his basement, and... [[MoralityPet diligently cares for her until she recovers.]] And if you befriend said mermaid, she ''openly chastises you'' for daring to think Daryl would experiment on her.

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* Toyed with in ''HarvestMoon ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon DS.'' Local MadScientist Daryl has been chasing the strange creature Mukumuku for ''years'' in an attempt to figure out how it works, and given the long and fantastic family history of genetic experimentation he brags of, it seems ItRunsInTheFamily. So when chance favors him, and he happens upon an injured [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid girl?]] He takes her home to his basement, and... [[MoralityPet diligently cares for her until she recovers.]] And if you befriend said mermaid, she ''openly chastises you'' for daring to think Daryl would experiment on her.
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