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19th Mar '17 9:53:54 AM nombretomado
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** TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast detailed a discipline called "Black Wind," which was simply a variable application speed/strength boost power that was fueled by the standard installation demon riding in the back of every Kuei-Jin's head, which meant that the discipline could only be used for violence. It didn't apply under this trope. However, since the Kuei-Jin seemed like they weren't making a comeback, one fan-made martial art background skill was created for the NewWorldOfDarkness line using the same name. Black Wind, the martial art style, is a series of blocks, strikes and momentum redirecting counters coupled with psychological warfare designed to enrage and humiliate an opponent, with the eventual goal of reducing the opponent to a state of utter despair. The rules explicitly state that if an opponent dies from the use of the art, then the practitioner has screwed up.

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** TabletopGame/KindredOfTheEast detailed a discipline called "Black Wind," which was simply a variable application speed/strength boost power that was fueled by the standard installation demon riding in the back of every Kuei-Jin's head, which meant that the discipline could only be used for violence. It didn't apply under this trope. However, since the Kuei-Jin seemed like they weren't making a comeback, one fan-made martial art background skill was created for the NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness line using the same name. Black Wind, the martial art style, is a series of blocks, strikes and momentum redirecting counters coupled with psychological warfare designed to enrage and humiliate an opponent, with the eventual goal of reducing the opponent to a state of utter despair. The rules explicitly state that if an opponent dies from the use of the art, then the practitioner has screwed up.
11th Feb '17 11:29:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's worth remembering that Tycho is threatening Gabe because he called ''WarhammerOnline'' a rip off of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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** It's worth remembering that Tycho is threatening Gabe because he called ''WarhammerOnline'' ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'' a rip off of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
14th Jan '17 8:07:57 PM Arkhia
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* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' fic ''Still Alive'' [[TheProtagonist Jen]] is asked to take on her (somewhat legendary) old alias, Melinda Joyce's persona to exact information from Werner Reinhardt/Daniel Whitehall. Her performance is ''flawless'' and it's left ambiguous whether she would be capable of the things she described to him. Going by her [[AntiHero behavior]] towards HYDRA agents, she probably would.
27th Dec '16 10:44:44 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->Jayne: I was gonna get me an ear, too.

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-->Jayne: -->'''Jayne:''' I was gonna get me an ear, too.



-->Faith: "We've only done one of the five basic torture groups. We've done blunt, but that still leaves sharp, hot, cold, and loud."

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-->Faith: -->'''Faith:''' "We've only done one of the five basic torture groups. We've done blunt, but that still leaves sharp, hot, cold, and loud."



-->Sue: "Schuester! I'll need to see that set list for Sectionals after all. I want it on my desk warm from the laminator at 5:00 P.M., and if it is one minute late, I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then, on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home and [[{{Subversion}} punch you in the face]]."

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-->Sue: -->'''Sue:''' "Schuester! I'll need to see that set list for Sectionals after all. I want it on my desk warm from the laminator at 5:00 P.M., and if it is one minute late, I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then, on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home and [[{{Subversion}} punch you in the face]]."
15th Dec '16 7:59:18 PM Premonition45
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-->'''Sanchez:''' When it gets up to your ankles, you're going to beg to tell me everything. When it gets up to your knees, you'll kiss my ass to kill you!

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-->'''Sanchez:''' When it gets you're up to your ankles, you're going to beg to tell me everything. When it gets you're up to your knees, you'll kiss my ass to kill you!
11th Dec '16 12:13:36 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', before carving into [[spoiler:Cross]], mad scientist [[spoiler:Chopper]] explains exactly what he's going to do.
** Cross lists off his ideas on how he'll torture Spandam to the man. It's enough to impress the wardens of Impel Down, and leaves ''[[TooKinkyToTorture Sadi]]'' giddily taking notes!
--->'''Cross:''' [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon ...and then I would make you]] ''eat'' [[NoodleImplements the salsa]].
2nd Dec '16 4:36:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': Franz Oberhauser [[spoiler:aka Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] tortures Bond by drilling holes into various parts of his brain while explaining what effect this is having on him throughout. It doesn't actually faze Bond himself that much, because he's, well, [[{{Badass}} James Bond]], but it greatly disturbs Madeleine Swann, especially when he threatens to take away Bond's ability to recognize faces.

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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': Franz Oberhauser [[spoiler:aka Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] tortures Bond by drilling holes into various parts of his brain while explaining what effect this is having on him throughout. It doesn't actually faze Bond himself that much, because he's, well, [[{{Badass}} James Bond]], Bond, but it greatly disturbs Madeleine Swann, especially when he threatens to take away Bond's ability to recognize faces.
22nd Nov '16 9:27:27 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', Count Rugen doesn't merely stop at explaining the workings of his agonizing torture device to the hero, but tries to draw out some scholarly conversation about its effects. "Remember, this ''is'' for posterity, so... be honest." The hero seems to pick this up, for in the "To the Pain" monologue near the end of the movie that gives the trope its name, he describes in excruciating detail how he is going to dismember the villain and make him suffer if he doesn't surrender. [[spoiler:Although providing the Trope name, this isa subversion -- the Hero was clearly bluffing the villain with this speech, [[YouCanBarelyStand as he was in no condition to actually beat the villain]]. He was counting on the guy being such a coward that he'd surrender rather than risk the threat he was describing, and as it turned out, he was.]]

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* In ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', Count Rugen doesn't merely stop at explaining the workings of his agonizing torture device to the hero, but tries to draw out some scholarly conversation about its effects. "Remember, this ''is'' for posterity, so... be honest." The hero seems to pick this up, for in the "To the Pain" monologue near the end of the movie that gives the trope its name, he describes in excruciating detail how he is going to dismember the villain and make him suffer if he doesn't surrender. [[spoiler:Although providing the Trope name, this isa is a subversion -- the Hero was clearly bluffing the villain with this speech, [[YouCanBarelyStand as he was in no condition to actually beat the villain]]. He was counting on the guy being such a coward that he'd surrender rather than risk the threat he was describing, and as it turned out, he was.]]


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* In the first appearance of WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's archnemesis the Phantom Blot, the Blot did this ''several times'', putting Mickey in increasingly crazy death traps before leaving him to his fate. (In a comedic subversion, it turned out the reason the Blot designed all these incredibly complicated mechanisms was that he was too tender-hearted to straight-up shoot someone himself. In later stories, [[TookALevelInBadass he unfortunately got better in that regard]]).
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22nd Nov '16 9:19:20 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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Torture. It can be slow, it can be quick, but it is [[ColdBloodedTorture always painful]] and, like all dastardly plans, goes so much better with a little [[EvilGloating gloating.]]

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Torture. [[ColdBloodedTorture Torture]]. It can be slow, it can be quick, but it is [[ColdBloodedTorture [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin always painful]] and, like all dastardly plans, goes so much better with a little [[EvilGloating gloating.]]
13th Nov '16 4:25:52 PM nombretomado
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* Shows up in ''TransformersAnimated'' after Lockdown's first defeat. Ratchet is messily working on removing Optimus's grappling hook launchers from Lockdown's arms, and answers Lockdown's screams of pain with the observation that he ''could'' have numbed the pain... too bad he hasn't gotten around to reinstalling his EMP generator after it, too, was stolen by Lockdown.
* In the final episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Darkseid, after trapping {{Superman}} in his Agony Matrix, explains the effects to him (while Superman is convulsing in pain)...

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* Shows up in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' after Lockdown's first defeat. Ratchet is messily working on removing Optimus's grappling hook launchers from Lockdown's arms, and answers Lockdown's screams of pain with the observation that he ''could'' have numbed the pain... too bad he hasn't gotten around to reinstalling his EMP generator after it, too, was stolen by Lockdown.
* In the final episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Darkseid, after trapping {{Superman}} in his Agony Matrix, explains the effects to him (while Superman is convulsing in pain)...
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