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16th Jul '16 3:00:41 AM WillBGood
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** TortureTechnician is almost the [[PlanetOfTheHats Hat]] of the Melniboneans in general. Their preferred method for making music is to rhythmically torture a group of surgically modified slaves, for crying out loud.

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** TortureTechnician is almost the [[PlanetOfTheHats [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of the Melniboneans in general. Their preferred method for making music is to rhythmically torture a group of surgically modified slaves, for crying out loud.
9th Jul '16 10:27:42 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* Floyd Ferris of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''.

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* Floyd Ferris of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''. He's definitely the PunchClockVillain version rather than the kind who enjoys it; he's more interested in psychology and controlling people than in actually enjoying someone's suffering.
4th Jul '16 1:47:14 PM Lightice
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** TortureTechnician is almost the [[PlanetOfTheHats Hat]] of the Melniboneans in general. Their preferred method for making music is to rhythmically torture a group of surgically modified slaves, for crying out loud.
26th Jun '16 10:52:15 AM nombretomado
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* When you enter the interior of the thieves' guild in ''BaldursGate II'', one of the first people you'll see is the house torturer and his squeamish child apprentice, the torturer trying desperately to impose some manner of love for the art in his successor, who ends up running off sobbing whenever he gets to the good parts.

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* When you enter the interior of the thieves' guild in ''BaldursGate II'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', one of the first people you'll see is the house torturer and his squeamish child apprentice, the torturer trying desperately to impose some manner of love for the art in his successor, who ends up running off sobbing whenever he gets to the good parts.
22nd Jun '16 2:20:51 AM MasoTey
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* In ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'', [[spoiler:Uncle Rudy]] turns out to be an erstwhile Nazi and a prolific torturer. His specialty is ElectricTorture using an apparatus of his own design.
21st Jun '16 4:21:19 AM gewunomox
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' has the MadScientist Duran Duran ([[DuranDuran yes, this is where the band got its name]]) who attempts to kill Barbarella with his Excessive Machine which provides increasing amounts of pleasure until you [[OutWithABang die of it]]. Barbarella [[TooKinkyToTorture shorts it out]], and apparently has quite a bit of fun in the process.

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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' has the MadScientist Duran Duran ([[DuranDuran ([[Music/DuranDuran yes, this is where the band got its name]]) who attempts to kill Barbarella with his Excessive Machine which provides increasing amounts of pleasure until you [[OutWithABang die of it]]. Barbarella [[TooKinkyToTorture shorts it out]], and apparently has quite a bit of fun in the process.
19th Jun '16 12:46:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the BelisariusSeries, the Malwa Empire employs a sect of torturers called the mahamimamsa. They're little better than violent, sadistic brutes and are a favourite target of the heroes and their allies.

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* In the BelisariusSeries, ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', the Malwa Empire employs a sect of torturers called the mahamimamsa. They're little better than violent, sadistic brutes and are a favourite target of the heroes and their allies.
11th Jun '16 4:21:13 PM nombretomado
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* The Mord-Sith in the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, who double as bodyguards. Uniquely, they are on the side of the "hero" (he effectively inherited them), after the first book. In fact, the first thing he did on taking power was order them to disband, but they decided to serve him anyway, on the reasoning that a man who would set them free was worth serving.

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* The Mord-Sith in the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, who double as bodyguards. Uniquely, they are on the side of the "hero" (he effectively inherited them), after the first book. In fact, the first thing he did on taking power was order them to disband, but they decided to serve him anyway, on the reasoning that a man who would set them free was worth serving.
4th Jun '16 4:13:28 PM nombretomado
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* A minor, unnamed character in the pre-reviz ''MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Shattered Chains'' tortures Rakel in many horrific ways--but he's not sadistic at all. To him, it's just a job. This, Rakel thinks, is worse than if he enjoyed it. To say nothing that they don't even want any information--a political enemy of hers just wants her to suffer before her execution.
* The "Turkey Makers" in the employ of TheMafia in ''TheExecutioner'' series.

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* A minor, unnamed character in the pre-reviz ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Shattered Chains'' tortures Rakel in many horrific ways--but he's not sadistic at all. To him, it's just a job. This, Rakel thinks, is worse than if he enjoyed it. To say nothing that they don't even want any information--a political enemy of hers just wants her to suffer before her execution.
* The "Turkey Makers" in the employ of TheMafia in ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series.
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.
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