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5th May '18 7:34:19 PM nombretomado
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* In just about every version of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', after landing one of his deadly Hokuto Shinken attacks on an enemy, Kenshiro describes which pressure point he just hit, and what effect it will have on the enemy. He then ends the speech, famously, with his CatchPhrase, "''Omae wa mou shindeiru''." or in English, "YouAreAlreadyDead." A few seconds later, the victim typically explodes in spectacular fashion.

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* In just about every version of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', after landing one of his deadly Hokuto Shinken attacks on an enemy, Kenshiro describes which pressure point he just hit, and what effect it will have on the enemy. He then ends the speech, famously, with his CatchPhrase, "''Omae wa mou shindeiru''." or in English, "YouAreAlreadyDead." A few seconds later, the victim typically explodes in spectacular fashion.
13th Apr '18 5:24:48 AM jormis29
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Pit and the Pendulum''. A variant in that the torturer is not present. The narrator/victim figures out for himself (and describes to the reader) how the death trap works. An example of getting the victim to assist in his own torture.

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Pit and the Pendulum''.''Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum''. A variant in that the torturer is not present. The narrator/victim figures out for himself (and describes to the reader) how the death trap works. An example of getting the victim to assist in his own torture.
16th Mar '18 11:49:45 PM BcUltra1990
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->''"'To the pain' means that the first thing you lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists, next your nose... The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by your right. [...] Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why: so that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish; every babe that weeps at your approach; every woman who cries out, 'Dear God! What is that thing?' will echo in your perfect ears. ''That'' is what 'to the pain' means; it means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery, forever."''

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->''"'To ->''"'[[TropeNamer To the pain' pain]]' means that the first thing you lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists, next your nose... The next thing you lose will be your left eye, followed by your right. [...] Your ears you keep, and I'll tell you why: so that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish; every babe that weeps at your approach; every woman who cries out, 'Dear God! What is that thing?' will echo in your perfect ears. ''That'' is what 'to the pain' means; it means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery, forever."''
12th Mar '18 7:25:15 PM Dravencour
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The fourth and final variation is common in kung fu stories. Hitting someone in a specific way in a specific pressure point on his body can have any number of effects on his body, ranging from beneficial to [[TouchOfDeath outright fatal]] (though the latter is usually reserved for villains or particularly vengeful martial artists). Once the martial artist performs the technique, he will then explain, in exacting detail, what the technique does to the character in question before [[YouAreAlreadyDead leaving the character to his fate]]. It's particularly common among {{Old Master}}s.

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The fourth and final variation is common in kung fu stories. Hitting someone in a specific way in a specific pressure point PressurePoint on his body can have any number of effects on his body, ranging from beneficial to [[TouchOfDeath outright fatal]] (though the latter is usually reserved for villains or particularly vengeful martial artists). Once the martial artist performs the technique, he will then explain, in exacting detail, what the technique does to the character in question before [[YouAreAlreadyDead leaving the character to his fate]]. It's particularly common among {{Old Master}}s.
12th Mar '18 7:06:12 PM Dravencour
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* In the film ''The Return of Jafar'', A-bys-mal, a low level jobber against Aladdin, finds Genie Jafar. Jafar decides to use this chance to attempt to get his revenge on Aladdin and the rest of Agrabah. A-bys-mal points out that he is the owner of the lamp, which makes him the master and in charge. This starts an argument, which ends in Jafar threatening A-bys-mal, and A-bys-mal correctly pointing out one of the main rules binding a genie: genie's can't kill anyone, wish or not. Jafar then demonstrates that while he can't kill anyone, he can be as creative as he wants in fulfilling the terms of a person's wish, and the things that a person can technically ''live'' through, are horrifying indeed. After enduring this (literal) song and dance, A-bys-mal decides to let Jafar run the show for the rest of the movie.

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* In the film ''The Return of Jafar'', A-bys-mal, Abis Mal, a low level jobber against Aladdin, finds Genie Jafar. Jafar decides to use this chance to attempt to get his revenge on Aladdin and the rest of Agrabah. A-bys-mal Abis Mal points out that he is the owner of the lamp, which makes him the master and in charge. This starts an argument, which ends in Jafar threatening A-bys-mal, Abis Mal, and A-bys-mal Abis Mal correctly pointing out one of the main rules binding a genie: genie's genies can't kill anyone, wish or not. Jafar then demonstrates that while he can't kill anyone, he can be [[JackassGenie as creative as he wants in fulfilling the terms of a person's wish, wish]], and the things that a person can technically ''live'' through, through are horrifying indeed. After enduring this (literal) song and dance, A-bys-mal Abis Mal decides to let Jafar run the show for the rest of the movie.
12th Mar '18 6:54:25 PM Dravencour
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** [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' shows off his antique chakra torture tools to Bond and Lin.

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** [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' shows off his antique chakra torture tools to Bond and Lin.Lin, with the intent of having them used on them.



* ''Film/DjangoUnchained''. [[spoiler: After being incapacitated by Candie's men, Django is told in great detail by Stephen about how he'll be sent off to the [=LeQuint=] Dickey Mining Company, worked to death "turning big rocks into little rocks", and eventually killed and 'thrown down the nigger hole' once his back gives out.]]

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* ''Film/DjangoUnchained''. [[spoiler: After being incapacitated by Candie's men, forced to give himself up at the end of the first shootout in Candyland, Django is told in great detail by Stephen about how he'll be sent off to the [=LeQuint=] Dickey Mining Company, worked to death "turning big rocks into little rocks", and eventually killed and 'thrown "thrown down the nigger hole' hole" once his back gives out.out. Throughout all of this, Stephen is blood-freezingly calm about how, for Candie's death, Django will suffer to his last breath.]]
5th Mar '18 2:01:23 PM Cindy67917
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* In ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', Silver Mask/Hilmes tells Arslan when he corners him alone in episode 13 that he will cut off Arslan's right hand now. Then when they meet next time, he will take the left hand. And after that, if Arslan is still alive, he will take his right foot.
28th Feb '18 8:34:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Snatch}}'', LondonGangster Brick Top gives a detailed, step-by-step set of instructions for how to dispose of a body ([[FedToPigs it involves a pig farm]]) to a [[TheYardies Yardie]] and a duo of StupidCrooks- the latter of which unwittingly robbed one of his businesses. The Yardie- who knows Brick Top- is clearly intimidated; the other two are too stupid to worry up until they're escorted outside and find that Brick Top's thugs are ready to attempt step 1 on the three of them while they're still alive.

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* In ''{{Snatch}}'', ''{{Film/Snatch}}'', LondonGangster Brick Top gives a detailed, step-by-step set of instructions for how to dispose of a body ([[FedToPigs it involves a pig farm]]) to a [[TheYardies Yardie]] and a duo of StupidCrooks- the latter of which unwittingly robbed one of his businesses. The Yardie- who knows Brick Top- is clearly intimidated; the other two are too stupid to worry up until they're escorted outside and find that Brick Top's thugs are ready to attempt step 1 on the three of them while they're still alive.
21st Feb '18 11:16:42 AM DaBradGuy
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* Near the end of Film/CloakAndDagger, Rice calmly tells Davey ([[WouldHurtAChild an eleven-year-old boy, mind you]]), that he plans to use the Uzi submachine gun he's carrying to blow Davey's kneecaps off, then shoot Davey in the stomach, then watch Davey bleed out slowly. And it's pretty obvious that Rice ''means every word of it.'' [[spoiler: Luckily, Davey finally hits his RageBreakingPoint and puts a bullet through Rice's heart.]]
15th Feb '18 11:57:40 PM nombretomado
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* And let's not forget [[PennyArcade Tycho's]] infamous ToThePain speech in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/4/10/ this strip]].

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* And let's not forget [[PennyArcade [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Tycho's]] infamous ToThePain speech in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/4/10/ this strip]].
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