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9th Dec '16 2:17:23 PM Morgenthaler
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9th Dec '16 2:17:02 PM Morgenthaler
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An episode about reinforcing how BadAss the hero is... by showing them completely helpless and at the mercy of someone who doesn't have their best interests in mind. Expect a lot of [[DeadpanSnarker defiant comebacks]]. The torturer will almost always be AffablyEvil. A BattleOfWits is commonplace also. [[FreakOut Permanent psychological damage]] is a possibility.

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An episode about reinforcing how BadAss badass the hero is... by showing them completely helpless and at the mercy of someone who doesn't have their best interests in mind. Expect a lot of [[DeadpanSnarker defiant comebacks]]. The torturer will almost always be AffablyEvil. A BattleOfWits is commonplace also. [[FreakOut Permanent psychological damage]] is a possibility.



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29th Nov '16 7:24:36 PM bjshipley1
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Chain of Command, Part II", Picard, after being captured by Cardassians, is tortured for information. When the [[Creator/DavidWarner torturer]] is failing to make any progress in breaking Picard, he attempts to get Picard to tell him (in a pretty direct reference to {{1984}}, that [[TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive there are five lights when there are only four]]. Picard defiantly insists there are four lights, despite being put through a full-body pain experience every time. In the end, Picard doesn't break, and when he is set free after after Star Fleet demands his release, he loudly proclaims that "THERE! ARE! FOUR LIGHTS!" He later tells his counsellor that, in fact, his release happened just in the nick of time, because at that moment he was so broken that not only was he ready to say that there were five lights just to make the pain stop, he could ''[[DespairEventHorizon actually see five lights]].''

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Chain of Command, Part II", Picard, after being captured by Cardassians, is tortured for information. When the [[Creator/DavidWarner torturer]] is failing to make any progress in breaking Picard, he attempts to get Picard to tell him (in a pretty direct reference to {{1984}}, ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'') that [[TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive there are five lights when there are only four]]. Picard defiantly insists there are four lights, despite being put through a full-body pain experience every time. In the end, Picard doesn't break, and when he is set free after after Star Fleet demands his release, he loudly proclaims that "THERE! ARE! FOUR LIGHTS!" He later tells his counsellor that, in fact, his release happened just in the nick of time, because at that moment he was so broken that not only was he ready to say that there were five lights just to make the pain stop, he could ''[[DespairEventHorizon actually see five lights]].''
14th Aug '16 5:30:01 PM Paranoia
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Chain of Command, Part II", Picard, after being captured by Cardassians, is tortured for information. When the [[Creator/DavidWarner torturer]] is failing to make any progress in breaking Picard, he attempts to get Picard to tell him that [[TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive there are five lights when there are only four]]. Picard defiantly insists there are four lights, despite being put through a full-body pain experience every time. In the end, Picard doesn't break, and when he is set free after after Star Fleet demands his release, he loudly proclaims that "THERE! ARE! FOUR LIGHTS!" He later tells his counsellor that, in fact, his release happened just in the nick of time, because at that moment he was so broken that not only was he ready to say that there were five lights just to make the pain stop, he could ''[[DespairEventHorizon actually see five lights]].''
** This is a pretty direct reference to [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive Orwell's 1984]].

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''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Chain of Command, Part II", Picard, after being captured by Cardassians, is tortured for information. When the [[Creator/DavidWarner torturer]] is failing to make any progress in breaking Picard, he attempts to get Picard to tell him (in a pretty direct reference to {{1984}}, that [[TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive there are five lights when there are only four]]. Picard defiantly insists there are four lights, despite being put through a full-body pain experience every time. In the end, Picard doesn't break, and when he is set free after after Star Fleet demands his release, he loudly proclaims that "THERE! ARE! FOUR LIGHTS!" He later tells his counsellor that, in fact, his release happened just in the nick of time, because at that moment he was so broken that not only was he ready to say that there were five lights just to make the pain stop, he could ''[[DespairEventHorizon actually see five lights]].''
** This ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In "The Die is Cast", Garak, having rejoined his mentor in [[StateSec the Obsidian Order]], is given/volunteers to interrogate Odo. The only tool at his disposal is a pretty direct reference device which prevents Odo from shape-shifting or even reverting to [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive Orwell's 1984]].his true liquid form, painfully trapping him in his humanoid shape far longer than he can maintain it of his own freewill. After ''hours'' of Odo [[TheDeterminator stubbornly holding out as his physical form ''decays'' and mocking him about his decision to betray their friends]], Garak is the one ''begging'' Odo to tell him something, ''anything'', so that he can end their "session" and release Odo from his suffering. Finally, Odo can't take anymore and reveals the one secret he's been keeping about his people, that he still, despite all their crimes and evil actions, wants to be with them in the Great Link. Garak is smug for a moment, proven correct in his assumption that there ''was'' something Odo was keeping secret, until Odo quietly (and still suffering) offers his congratulations and hope that this information is ''useful'' to him. The look on Garak's face shifts immediately to MyGodWhatHaveIDone and he rushes to disable to anti-shape-shifting field. In the end, what could have been a MoralEventHorizon for Garak, leads to him and Odo becoming ''friends'' based on the revelation that they are NotSoDifferent (each of them isolated from, but longing to return to, their own people despite them being their enemy).
10th Aug '16 9:18:27 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Jun '16 9:31:20 AM Sapphirea2
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "Heaven Sent" sees the Doctor subjected to ColdBloodedTorture by unseen tormentors who have trapped him alone in a castle in the middle of nowhere and observe from afar as he tries to figure out the workings of the place and escape a creature with a TouchOfDeath, all to get information about the Hybrid prophecy from him. He emerges from the experience for the SeasonFinale "Hell Bent" as a...''changed'' man.
8th Jun '16 9:28:25 AM PRH
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** An unusual version in B5 Season 2, Comes the Inquisitor when Delenn spends the episode being tortured by a Vorlon inquisitor. The Vorlons are Delenn's allies. [[spoiler: The audience knows from early on that she has volunteered for this as a test of her worthiness to play a leading role in the upcoming war, though that doesn't stop the Inquisitor from getting carried away, especially when Sheridan intervenes.]] At the end [[spoiler: it turns out that the Inquisitor is Jack the Ripper, abducted from Victorian London by the Vorlons so they could harness his fanatical belief in absolutes of right and wrong, an early sign of the Vorlons' true nature.]]

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** An unusual version in B5 Season 2, Comes the Inquisitor when Delenn spends the episode being tortured by a Vorlon inquisitor. The Vorlons are Delenn's allies. [[spoiler: The audience knows from early on that she has volunteered for this as a test of her worthiness to play a leading role in the upcoming war, though that doesn't stop the Inquisitor from getting carried away, especially when Sheridan intervenes.]] At the end [[spoiler: it turns out that [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy the Inquisitor is Jack the Ripper, Ripper]], abducted from Victorian London by the Vorlons so they could harness his fanatical belief in absolutes of right and wrong, an early sign of the Vorlons' true nature.]]
4th Jun '16 11:46:13 PM Dravencour
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** An unusual version in B5 Season 2, Comes the Inquisitor when Delenn spends the episode being tortured by a Vorlon inquisitor. The Vorlons are Delenn's allies. [[spoiler: The audience knows from early on that she has volunteered for this as a test of her worthiness to play a leading role in the upcoming war, though that doesn't stop the Inquisitor from getting carried away, especially when Sheridan intervene.]] At the end [[spoiler: it turns out that the Inquisitor is Jack the Ripper, abducted from Victorian London by the Vorlons so they could harness his fanatical belief in absolutes of right and wrong, an early sign of the Vorlons' true nature ]]

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** An unusual version in B5 Season 2, Comes the Inquisitor when Delenn spends the episode being tortured by a Vorlon inquisitor. The Vorlons are Delenn's allies. [[spoiler: The audience knows from early on that she has volunteered for this as a test of her worthiness to play a leading role in the upcoming war, though that doesn't stop the Inquisitor from getting carried away, especially when Sheridan intervene.intervenes.]] At the end [[spoiler: it turns out that the Inquisitor is Jack the Ripper, abducted from Victorian London by the Vorlons so they could harness his fanatical belief in absolutes of right and wrong, an early sign of the Vorlons' true nature nature.]]
3rd Jun '16 8:49:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Chain of Command, Part II", Picard, after being captured by Cardassians, is tortured for information. When the [[Creator/DavidWarner torturer]] is failing to make any progress in breaking Picard, he attempts to get Picard to tell him that [[TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive there are five lights when there are only four]]. Picard defiantly insists there are four lights, despite being put through a full-body pain experience every time. In the end, Picard doesn't break, and when he is set free after after Star Fleet demands his release, he loudly proclaims that "THERE! ARE! FOUR LIGHTS!" He later tells his counsellor that, in fact, his release happened just in the nick of time, because at that moment he was so broken that not only was he ready to say that there were five lights, he could ''[[DespairEventHorizon actually see five lights]].''

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "The Chain of Command, Part II", Picard, after being captured by Cardassians, is tortured for information. When the [[Creator/DavidWarner torturer]] is failing to make any progress in breaking Picard, he attempts to get Picard to tell him that [[TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive there are five lights when there are only four]]. Picard defiantly insists there are four lights, despite being put through a full-body pain experience every time. In the end, Picard doesn't break, and when he is set free after after Star Fleet demands his release, he loudly proclaims that "THERE! ARE! FOUR LIGHTS!" He later tells his counsellor that, in fact, his release happened just in the nick of time, because at that moment he was so broken that not only was he ready to say that there were five lights, lights just to make the pain stop, he could ''[[DespairEventHorizon actually see five lights]].''
19th Apr '16 11:45:11 PM erforce
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* ''{{Barbarella}}'': Her brief stint in the Ex-sex-sive machine. It proved that orgasming her to death... [[TooKinkyToTorture would not be possible]].
* The second third of ''IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.

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* ''{{Barbarella}}'': ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': Her brief stint in the Ex-sex-sive machine. It proved that orgasming her to death... [[TooKinkyToTorture would not be possible]].
* %%* The second third of ''IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''.
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