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10th Sep '16 8:35:37 PM Killerweinerdog
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** Cussler utilizes this method a second time in his ''[[Literature/TheOregonFiles Oregon Files]]'' book ''Skeleton Coast,'' this time on a captured ecoterrorist while interrogating her. The interrogator in question, Linda Ross, calmly and coldly describes how she intends to painfully and methodically torture the terrified captor until the woman either dies or gives up the information she wants. Much like the ''Princess Bride'', however, it was intended as a bluff, and one that works; her prisoner sings like a canary barely five seconds after Linda leaves the room. However, it should be noted that Linda took ''no'' pleasure in doing this to the woman, ecoterrorist or not, but the situation was too dire to utilize more humane methods of extracting information.
30th Aug '16 5:31:40 AM tropower
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* During the Dark Tournament on ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' Ura Urishima uses a FountainOfYouth item on Kurama to regress him to an earlier stage of life. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It reverts him to his more bloodthirsty demon self]] who intricately describes what the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Death Tree]] [[WhenTreesAttack will do to his foe]].

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* During the Dark Tournament on ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' Ura Urishima Urashima uses a FountainOfYouth item on Kurama to regress him to an earlier stage of life. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It reverts him to his more bloodthirsty demon self]] who intricately describes what the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Death Tree]] [[WhenTreesAttack will do to his foe]].
17th Aug '16 8:50:00 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell doesn't ''physical'' violence, but he goes into detail on how thoroughly he will ruin Harry Percy if Percy doesn't stop telling people he was precontracted to marry Anne Boleyn. Harry Percy has an army, but Cromwell knows his creditors. He will tell them to call in all of Percy's debts at once, leaving Percy unable to pay his soldiers. Without soldiers he can't secure the northern border, and if he can't do that, Henry will give his earldom to someone who can. That ''would'' leave Percy free to marry Anne so they can live in abject poverty, wearing homespun, eating rabbits. Also, Anne hates him now anyway. The threat works.
14th Aug '16 6:52:31 PM PaulA
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* Kenshiro in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' tends to describe the painful fates that await his opponents after hitting a fatal pressure point somewhere. He doesn't tend to drag it out too much, though. There was one [[CrowningMomentOfFunny infamous]] reversal where his opponent performed one of Kenshiro's signature moves, ''Zankai Ken'', on Kenshiro himself, only to fall victim to it exactly ten seconds after he finished describing it -- effectively inadvertently performing this trope on himself.

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* Kenshiro in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' tends to describe the painful fates that await his opponents after hitting a fatal pressure point somewhere. He doesn't tend to drag it out too much, though. There was one [[CrowningMomentOfFunny infamous]] reversal where his opponent performed one of Kenshiro's signature moves, ''Zankai Ken'', on Kenshiro himself, only to fall victim to it exactly ten seconds after he finished describing it -- effectively inadvertently performing this trope on himself.



* Michonne in ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''. [[spoiler:After being captured, imprisoned, tortured, and brutally raped by the "Governor", Michonne escapes with her captured comrades. However, instead of immediately returning to their camp with the rest of the group, Michonne chooses to lag behind and exact revenge from the sociopath by, among other things, cutting his arm off and scooping his eye out with a spoon. She has a CrowningMomentOfAwesome during the encounter's "to the pain" speech: "I'm -- I'm not crying for me. I'm crying for you. I think about all the things I'm going to do to you and it makes me cry. It scares me."]]

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* Michonne in ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''. [[spoiler:After being captured, imprisoned, tortured, and brutally raped by the "Governor", Michonne escapes with her captured comrades. However, instead of immediately returning to their camp with the rest of the group, Michonne chooses to lag behind and exact revenge from the sociopath by, among other things, cutting his arm off and scooping his eye out with a spoon. She has spoon, complete with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome during the encounter's "to the pain" speech: speech. "I'm -- I'm not crying for me. I'm crying for you. I think about all the things I'm going to do to you and it makes me cry. It scares me."]]



* DC in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' manages to invert this trope. When [[spoiler: Daemon]] threatens to kill him, DC [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome casually calls the monster's bluff, saying that he knows that]] [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Daemon]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome won't kill him until he's extracted every last scream of agony, because he knows that deep down]], [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Daemon]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is a slave to his own hatred.]] Managing to turn this trope into a HannibalLecture.

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* DC in the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' manages to invert this trope. When [[spoiler: Daemon]] threatens to kill him, DC [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome casually calls the monster's bluff, saying that he knows that]] [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Daemon]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome that [[spoiler:Daemon]] won't kill him until he's extracted every last scream of agony, because he knows that deep down]], [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Daemon]]]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome down, [[spoiler:Daemon]] is a slave to his own hatred.]] hatred. Managing to turn this trope into a HannibalLecture.



* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': In '' Mirror Dance'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, Baron Ryoval goes into rapturous detail about how he intends to destroy Mark Vorkosigan through torture. ("I'd intended to have you starved. But I believe I'll have you force-fed instead.") [[SplitPersonality Things don't]] [[TooKinkytoTorture turn out]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome quite as he intended]]. This happens to Mark's mother, too, in an earlier book; in an interesting variant, what scares her the most, and what gets described the most, is not what will be done to her, but [[RevengeByProxy what will be done to Mark's father]] ''through'' her.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold:
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In '' Mirror Dance'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, ''Literature/MirrorDance'', Baron Ryoval goes into rapturous detail about how he intends to destroy Mark Vorkosigan through torture. ("I'd intended to have you starved. But I believe I'll have you force-fed instead.") [[SplitPersonality [[TooKinkyToTorture Things don't]] [[TooKinkytoTorture don't turn out]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome out quite as he intended]]. This intended]].
** In ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', this
happens to Mark's mother, too, in an earlier book; Cordelia; in an interesting variant, what scares her the most, and what gets described the most, is not what will be done to her, but [[RevengeByProxy what will be done to Mark's father]] Aral]] ''through'' her.



* In season six of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', Jack tells a man who is about to be injected with poison exactly what the agony will feel like, and how many doses it will take before his heart gives in. [[spoiler:Also, that man was his brother.]]
** In the first season, he also goes to great lengths to explain [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome what's going to happen when he stuffs the towel down his victim's throat.]]

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
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In season six of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'', six, Jack tells a man who is about to be injected with poison exactly what the agony will feel like, and how many doses it will take before his heart gives in. [[spoiler:Also, that man was his brother.]]
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** In the first season, he also goes to great lengths to explain [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome what's going to happen when he stuffs the towel down his victim's throat.]]
10th Aug '16 10:00:36 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/AsianSaga '': At the end of ''Shogun'': [[spoiler:Toranaga]] buries [[spoiler:Ishido]] up to his neck and invites passersby to saw away at his neck with a bamboo saw. He lasts three days, and dies "very old."

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* ''Literature/AsianSaga '': At the end of ''Shogun'': ''Literature/{{Shogun}}'', [[spoiler:Toranaga]] buries [[spoiler:Ishido]] up to his neck and invites passersby to saw away at his neck with a bamboo saw. He lasts three days, and dies "very old."
31st Jul '16 8:14:35 AM Kitch
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-->'''Marsellus Wallace:''' I'm gonna call a couple of hard, pipe-hitting niggas [[IdentificationByDentalRecords to go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch]]. You hear me talking, hillbilly boy? [[ItHasOnlyJustBegun I ain't through with you by a damn sight]]. [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon I'm gonna get medieval on your ass]].

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-->'''Marsellus Wallace:''' I'm gonna call a couple of hard, pipe-hitting niggas [[IdentificationByDentalRecords to go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch]]. You hear me talking, hillbilly boy? [[ItHasOnlyJustBegun I ain't through with you by a damn sight]]. [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon I'm gonna I'ma get medieval on your ass]].
30th Jul '16 8:32:33 PM TheSinful
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* Marteau in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11175004/13/Star-Wars-Episode-I-The-Familiar-of-Zero Star Wars Episode I: The Familiar of Zero]]'' makes very clear what horrible things he's going to do to the students in general and Guiche in particular after a particularly cruel prank on [[LikeASonToMe Louise]], stating that by the time he's through, parents will threaten their children with being sent to him if they misbehave.
* In ''The Meaning of Fear'', Literature/HarryPotter starts his interrogation of a Death Eater (Snape) by showing wordlessly showing off a bunch of used tools and butcher knives. He goes on to state that while there more bones in the feet than the hands, he finds that for someone like Snape, the hands are a greater threat and it's easier to target a single bone at a time.



** Later in the film it's given a hilarious inversion when Sir Galahad is told that a sister at a local abbey has wronged him. In order to make her pay, he must spank her. Then spank her sister. Then spank every nun in the entire abby. Then the oral sex....

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** Later in the film it's given a hilarious inversion when Sir Galahad is told that a sister at a local abbey has wronged him. In order to make her pay, he must spank her. Then spank her sister. Then spank every nun in the entire abby.abbey. Then the oral sex....



* ''Film/ArsenicAndOldLace'': before the insane SerialKiller Jonathan Brewster starts doing the 'Melbourne Method' to his sane brother Mortimer, there is a long lingering shot of him opening a doctor's case full of sharp instruments and pulling one out while describing how much he's going to like doing this.

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* ''Film/ArsenicAndOldLace'': before Before the insane SerialKiller Jonathan Brewster starts doing the 'Melbourne Method' to his sane brother Mortimer, there is a long lingering shot of him opening a doctor's case full of sharp instruments and pulling one out while describing how much he's going to like doing this.
11th Jul '16 2:11:54 PM mcgrew
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* In ''Film/{{Taken}}'', Liam Neeson's character [[spoiler:stabs a baddie in the legs with a pair of metal needles and hooks him up to the frayed wires of a light switch. He then explains how in other countries, this method he's about to employ isn't always successful because of the lack of reliable current, but here that's not a problem and he could theoretically leave it on until the electricity is cut by the power station by lack of payment.]] Should have given the daughter back...
** [[spoiler:Those weren't needles. They were heavy duty nails.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Taken}}'', Liam Neeson's Creator/LiamNeeson's character [[spoiler:stabs a baddie in the legs with a pair of metal needles heavy-duty nails and hooks him up to the frayed wires of a light switch. He then explains how in other countries, this method he's about to employ isn't always successful because of the lack of reliable current, but here that's not a problem and he could theoretically leave it on until the electricity is cut by the power station by for lack of payment.]] Should have given the daughter back...
** [[spoiler:Those weren't needles. They were heavy duty nails.]]
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26th Jun '16 2:42:07 PM nombretomado
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* Some of Harry [[DresdenFiles Dresden]]'s darker moments. When he went berserk after some ghouls killed Warden trainees, his torture was so gruesome that ''the other Wardens'' talked him down.

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* Some of Harry [[DresdenFiles [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]]'s darker moments. When he went berserk after some ghouls killed Warden trainees, his torture was so gruesome that ''the other Wardens'' talked him down.
23rd Jun '16 9:09:06 AM falcon2484
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* A variation occurs in ''Film/{{Dune}}''. Reverend Mother Mohiam has the Gom Jabarr at Paul's neck and his hand inside a box that causes excruciating pain. If he pulls his hand out of the box, the Gom Jabarr will kill him. Reverend Mother Mohiam recites the effects of the box on Paul's hand--for {{Exposition}}, surely, but also to make the torture a little worse (as Paul has a difficult time maintaining his internal "anti-fear" mantra, and Mohiam knows it):
--> "You will feel....an itching. There. Now, the itching becomes....burning. Heat....upon heat....upon ''heat''....You feel flesh....crisping. Flesh....dropping off...."
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