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17th Apr '16 8:09:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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An alternative version of the Torture Technician is when he is not a sadist but completely unemotional about his job, in a PunchClockVillain -like way. He shows neither empathy or remorse nor pleasure at torturing his victims, it's just a job at which he's really good. It usually makes him even more scary, since sadism is a simple thing but it is much harder to make any sense of someone who lacks any kind of emotional response to suffering. Such Torture Technicians are usually described as having plain and unremarkable features.

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An alternative version of the Torture Technician is when he is not a sadist but completely unemotional about his job, in a PunchClockVillain -like way. He shows neither empathy or remorse nor pleasure at torturing his victims, it's just a job at which he's really good. It usually makes him even more scary, since sadism is a simple thing but it is much harder to make any sense of someone who lacks any kind of emotional response to suffering. Such Torture Technicians are usually described and/or depicted as [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse having plain and unremarkable features.
features]].
6th Apr '16 10:50:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Davis from the ''SinCity'' story, "The Big Fat Kill," is described as an "artist" when it comes to torture, able to put someone through sheer agony without leaving a single mark on the victim, and it's implied that he's even nastier when the "tools" come out. We don't get to see what he does with the tools, because Dwight, along with all the girls of Old Town, pitch in to save Gail in a BigDamnHeroes moment. In the movie, Davis's role is handed off to Manute.

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* Davis from the ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "The Big Fat Kill," is described as an "artist" when it comes to torture, able to put someone through sheer agony without leaving a single mark on the victim, and it's implied that he's even nastier when the "tools" come out. We don't get to see what he does with the tools, because Dwight, along with all the girls of Old Town, pitch in to save Gail in a BigDamnHeroes moment. In the movie, Davis's role is handed off to Manute.
25th Mar '16 7:08:56 PM MsChibi
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* Parodied in this ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[http://imgur.com/7D2muK4 fanart]], where Matt has all these scary-looking surgical instruments at his disposal with which to torture Light into admitting he's Kira...and chooses instead to [[EnemyEatsYourLunch eat Light's]] [[TrademarkFavoriteFood potato chips]] in front of him. Cue Light begging for mercy and promising to tell Matt anything he wants to hear.
12th Mar '16 6:27:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** Faith in was quite fond of torture - at one point, Angel complimented her on how well she knew how to do it. One wonders how a teenager knew so much about the five basic torture groups.

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** Faith in was quite fond of torture - at one point, Angel complimented her on how well she knew how to do it. One wonders how a teenager knew so much about the five basic torture groups.
6th Mar '16 5:31:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Captain Vidal from ''PansLabyrinth'' finds torturing people disturbingly pleasant. He consciously subverts the stereotype of a sophisticated torture artist by using the simple contents of an ordinary toolbox to a monstrous effect.

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* Captain Vidal from ''PansLabyrinth'' ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' finds torturing people disturbingly pleasant. He consciously subverts the stereotype of a sophisticated torture artist by using the simple contents of an ordinary toolbox to a monstrous effect.
4th Mar '16 8:08:15 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** Amycus and Alecto Carrow ''really'' love torturing people, including their own students.

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** Amycus and Alecto Carrow ''really'' love torturing people, including their own students. Heck, they even teach students how to be Torture Technicians.
24th Feb '16 9:13:20 AM erforce
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* The Scientist [=SkekTek=] of the Skeksis in ''TheDarkCrystal'' seems to delight in his cruel experiments on animals and podlings, and was thrilled to have Kira wind up in his clutches.

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* The Scientist [=SkekTek=] of the Skeksis in ''TheDarkCrystal'' ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' seems to delight in his cruel experiments on animals and podlings, and was thrilled to have Kira wind up in his clutches.



** Later, [[spoiler:in a subversion,]] he whips out a bizarre contraption of metal bits and chains which looks like it would be quite nasty... [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and then reveals it to be a collapsible coathanger.]]]]

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** Later, [[spoiler:in a subversion,]] he whips out a bizarre contraption of metal bits and chains which looks like it would be quite nasty... [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and [[spoiler:and then reveals it to be a collapsible coathanger.]]]]]]



* EV-9D9, Jabba the Hutt's torturer droid in ''ReturnOfTheJedi''. Somewhat subverted in that she only tortured droids.

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* EV-9D9, Jabba the Hutt's torturer droid in ''ReturnOfTheJedi''.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Somewhat subverted in that she only tortured droids.
18th Feb '16 9:40:04 AM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/TheDictator'', Aladeen's kidnapper tries to be this, but Aladeen, himself a Torture Technician, mocks and degrades his apparently outdated tool set, ruining the fun for his captor.
2nd Feb '16 6:19:41 AM Tightwire
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** In "Dark Cybertron" Whirl catches an Ammonite before it can get away and while we don't see his methods they prove pretty quick and effective - it seems he skips straight to the hurting part until he gets the answers he wants.
--> '''Whirl:''' He said he'd tell us everything if I promised to stop hurting him.
1st Feb '16 6:23:59 PM nombretomado
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* Johnny Dread in TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' is one of these; it's part of his SerialKiller schtick. He likes psychological torture every bit as much.

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* Johnny Dread in TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' is one of these; it's part of his SerialKiller schtick. He likes psychological torture every bit as much.
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