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14th Feb '17 1:51:01 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "War Stories", Wash and Mal are kidnapped and brutally tortured by Niska. It becomes funny when Mal, in order to keep Wash from passing out, starts arguing with him about Wash's wife Zoe and implying that their relationship has been more than platonic. He's lying, of course, but it keeps Wash alert. The best part is when the conversation gets so heated, Wash seems to forget he's tied up in a torture chamber, much to the torturer's bemusement.
-->'''Wash''': He's ''crazy''
-->'''Zoe''': Niska?
-->'''Wash''': No... MAL!

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
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In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode pilot, Jayne is a little ''too'' enthusiastic when Mal gives him the job of finding out how much Lawrence Dobson, an undercover cop they captured, was able to transmit to the Alliance before Wash killed his call. Dobson lies poorly almost immediately and Jayne sees right through it and starts grumbling about how "I was gonna get me a ear, too."
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"War Stories", Wash and Mal are kidnapped and brutally tortured by Niska. It becomes funny when Mal, in order to keep Wash from passing out, starts arguing with him about Wash's wife Zoe and implying that their relationship has been more than platonic. He's lying, of course, but it keeps Wash alert. The best part is when the conversation gets so heated, Wash seems to forget he's tied up in a torture chamber, much to the torturer's bemusement.
-->'''Wash''': He's ''crazy''
-->'''Zoe''': Niska?
-->'''Wash''': No... MAL!
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* The ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "Parliament of Dreams" has G'Kar kidnapped and {{electric torture}}d by an assassin hired to ensure he dies screaming. G'Kar's aide Na'Toth finds them and introduces herself as the backup assassin, then starts kicking G'Kar to disable the shock collar. After they take down the assassin:
-->'''G'Kar:''' That ''hurt''.\\
'''Na'Toth:''' Ambassador, it was the only way to disable the pain-givers. I had to hit them as hard as possible, as often as possible, and still make it appear as though I were beating you into another incarnation.\\
'''G'Kar:''' ''(grins)'' And you didn't enjoy it in the least.\\
'''Na'Toth:''' ''(grins)'' I didn't say that.
27th Dec '16 6:17:54 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''AshesToAshes'', season 3 episode 2

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-->-- ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', season 3 episode 2
6th Oct '16 8:57:32 AM RonnieArmitage
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* In ''ComicBook/CivilWarII: Ulysses'', Karnak admits to Ulysses that he knows full well that torture isn't very useful for producing credible information, but applies it often anyway because he "enjoy[s] the feeling of power".
4th Jul '16 7:18:27 AM StarSword
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* ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': {{Implied}}. After Darth Vader captures Han and the gang, he tortures Han by strapping him to a machine. Later Leia asks Han what Vader wants, but Han tells her, "They never even asked me any questions."
4th May '16 2:39:13 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/ButlerParker'' had occasions in just about every issue. Usually the fun part was in the reader enjoying the psychological tricks played by the butler, such as dripping paint remover on a cupboard (vausing the vrnish to bubble and the wood to change color) and assuring the visibly shaken gangsters that he'd have no compunction using the same 'poison' on them should they not be willing to tell him what he needed to know.

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* ''Literature/ButlerParker'' had occasions in just about every issue. Usually the fun part was in the reader enjoying the psychological tricks played by the butler, such as dripping paint remover on a cupboard (vausing the vrnish varnish to bubble and the wood to change color) and assuring the visibly shaken gangsters that he'd have no compunction using the same 'poison' on them should they not be willing to tell him what he needed to know.
4th May '16 2:37:19 PM margdean56
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Simply put, it's the difference between [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating a man senseless with a pool cue]], and stripping his clothes off, having your friends hold him down on the table, and [[GroinAttack striking the eight-ball right into his sensitive regions.]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment It's all in the audience's reaction]]: "oh god, that's horrible" to "oh god, that's horrible - and [[CrossesTheLineTwice kind of hilarious]]".

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Simply put, it's the difference between [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating a man senseless with a pool cue]], and stripping his clothes off, having your friends hold him down on the table, and [[GroinAttack striking the eight-ball right into his sensitive regions.]] [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment It's all in the audience's reaction]]: "oh god, that's horrible" to "oh god, that's horrible - -- and [[CrossesTheLineTwice kind of hilarious]]".
2nd May '16 4:22:59 PM eroock
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-->''AshesToAshes'', season 3 episode 2

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-->''AshesToAshes'', -->-- ''AshesToAshes'', season 3 episode 2
24th Apr '16 8:38:02 PM Alvin
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* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter'' has a penchant for this. We see him torturing someone twice: the time he was in a hurry he [[GroinAttack squeezed the perp's balls until he talked]], with his partner Kaori quipping he shouldn't use such a vulgar torture in presence of a lady (and a note from the author pointing out that Ryo doesn't consider her a lady); in the occasion he had time he stripped two goons to their underwear, tied them to the floor, covered them in fat and seeds, put trays with bottles of ''nitroglycerin'' on their hands, and threatened to sick chickens on them, and when they wouldn't talk ''he did'' (it's implied there was actually water in the bottles, as they survived when they talked and he just left them with the chicken. It was still such a horrible experience that when they met again the mooks immediately told him everything).

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* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter'' has a penchant for this. We see him torturing someone twice: the time he was in a hurry he [[GroinAttack squeezed the perp's balls until he talked]], with his partner Kaori quipping he shouldn't use such a vulgar torture in presence of a lady (and a note from the author pointing out that Ryo doesn't consider her a lady); in the occasion he had time he stripped two goons to their underwear, tied them to the floor, covered them in fat and seeds, put trays with bottles of ''nitroglycerin'' on their hands, and threatened to sick sic chickens on them, and when they wouldn't talk ''he did'' (it's implied there was actually water in the bottles, as they survived when they talked and he just left them with the chicken. It was still such a horrible experience that when they met again the mooks immediately told him everything).
11th Mar '16 11:42:45 AM EDP
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* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter'' has a penchant for this. We see him torturing someone twice: the time he was in a hurry he [[GroinAttack squeezed the perp's balls until he talked]], with his partner Kaori quipping he shouldn't use such a vulgar torture in presence of a lady (and a note from the author pointing out that Ryo doesn't consider her a lady); in the occasion he had time he stripped two goons to their underwear, tied them to the floor, covered them in fat and seeds, put trays with bottles of ''nitroglycerin'' on their hands, and threatened to sick chickens on them, and when they wouldn't talk ''he did'' (it's implied there was actually water in the bottles, as they survived when they talked and he just left them with the chicken. It was still such a horrible experience that when they met again the mooks immediately told him everything).
2nd Dec '15 8:55:25 AM Berrenta
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** Episode 2.06: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Four Words]] Gene and the crane.

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** Episode 2.06: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Four Words]] Gene and the crane.
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