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11th Jun '17 6:57:10 PM Fireblood
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* There's a gruesome variation in Franz Kafka's story ''In the Penal Colony'': there's a torture machine that slowly carves a single sentence into a person and then lets them die for twelve hours, but it's being removed. The Officer, who works the machine and believes in it, asks to be the last person to use it and wants it to carve into him "Be Just." However, the machine malfunctions and ends up just brutally stabbing him to death.

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* There's a gruesome variation in Franz Kafka's story ''In the Penal Colony'': there's a torture machine that slowly carves a single sentence into a person indicating the crime they committed and then lets them die for twelve hours, but it's being removed. The Officer, who works the machine and believes in it, asks to be the last person to use it and wants it to carve into him "Be Just." However, the machine malfunctions and ends up just brutally stabbing him to death.



* The captured insurgent in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' is kind enough to explain to his overzealous interragotors what a real Torture Technician should be like. No, he isn't TooKinkyToTorture, he's just making a point that [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech they suck]]):

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* The captured insurgent in ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' is kind enough to explain to his overzealous interragotors interrogators what a real Torture Technician should be like. No, he isn't TooKinkyToTorture, he's just making a point that [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech they suck]]):
11th Jun '17 6:52:19 PM Fireblood
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* The Mord-Sith in the ''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.

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* The Mord-Sith in the ''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. Every Mord-Sith was themselves broken through torture as a girl (of which only the gentlest were taken) and made to torture their own fathers to death as well for their initiation.
11th Jun '17 6:46:23 PM Fireblood
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** Brazil is not alone in this. At the time British Prime Minister Tony Blair was calling for the British military sales industry to be more ethical, it was revealed British companies were exporting "police and internal security equipment" that inexperienced eyes might mistake for torture equipment. End users of "restraint and detention" equipment included Israel, Saudi Arabia, other Arab states, and various Far Eastern and Central/South American states - all of which were on Amnesty's list for human rights abuses. A year after Blair's call for more ethical sales, British makers were still attending international arms fairs marketing the world's best detention, restraint and interrogation equipment.

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** Brazil is not alone in this. At the time British Prime Minister Tony Blair was calling for the British military sales industry to be more ethical, it was revealed British companies were exporting "police and internal security equipment" that inexperienced eyes might mistake for torture equipment. End users of "restraint and detention" equipment included Israel, Saudi Arabia, other Arab states, and various Far Eastern and Central/South American states - all of which were on Amnesty's list for human rights abuses. A year after Blair's call for more ethical sales, British makers were still attending international arms fairs marketing the world's best detention, restraint and interrogation equipment. The US has also been found to be guilty of this, along with training personnel from various dictatorships in "interrogation". It's fair to say most such countries (but also many democracies) employ people with these skills.
11th Jun '17 6:44:06 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/AftermathLifeDebt'': Sinjir was trained in how to inflict pain on fellow humans, having been specifically taught of all the points on the body which will maximize this. When torturing an alien, he has to improvise. This is something he hates doing though.
2nd Jun '17 1:14:29 AM PaulA
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* In ''If This Goes On--'', a science fiction short novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, our hero is captured by the evil government. He notices that the several Torture Technician [[PunchClockVillain workers for the government]] show no pleasure in their job, they are strictly business. It is implied that anyone who likes to inflict pain is not permitted in that job, as they are supposed to get information, not necessarily hurt people (although that is always an option if they think it will help).

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* In ''If This Goes On--'', ''Literature/IfThisGoesOn'', a science fiction short novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, our hero is captured by the evil government. He notices that the several Torture Technician [[PunchClockVillain workers for the government]] show no pleasure in their job, they are strictly business. It is implied that anyone who likes to inflict pain is not permitted in that job, as they are supposed to get information, not necessarily hurt people (although that is always an option if they think it will help).
1st Jun '17 1:37:02 PM gb00393
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** The Bolton family's traditional hat is flaying, probably the cruelest torture ever thought up by man. Their cruelty also manifests itself in more subtle forms, such as psychological torture of people. Their family motto may be "Our blades are sharp," but their guiding principle is summed up often in the series as, "a naked man has few secrets, a flayed man has none." In particular, Ramsay Snow is a master of this Bolton tradition.

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** The Bolton family's traditional hat is flaying, probably the cruelest torture ever thought up by man. Their cruelty also manifests itself in more subtle forms, such as psychological torture of people. Their family motto may be "Our blades are sharp," but their guiding principle is summed up often in the series as, "a naked man has few secrets, a flayed man has none." In particular, Ramsay Snow is a master of this Bolton tradition. Ramsay has also shown absolute mastery of mental and emotional torture, which is shown fully in "The Climb" and get worse from there.
23rd May '17 2:55:25 PM gb00393
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** Ramsay Snow is a master of the Bolton tradition of flaying.

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** The Bolton family's traditional hat is flaying, probably the cruelest torture ever thought up by man. Their cruelty also manifests itself in more subtle forms, such as psychological torture of people. Their family motto may be "Our blades are sharp," but their guiding principle is summed up often in the series as, "a naked man has few secrets, a flayed man has none." In particular, Ramsay Snow is a master of the this Bolton tradition of flaying.tradition.
21st May '17 1:33:05 PM VicGeorge2011
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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E21LivingWitness Living Witness]]", the EMH is portrayed this way in a propaganda holoprogram made about Voyager. The real Doctor is not amused.

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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E21LivingWitness Living Witness]]", the EMH is portrayed this way in a propaganda holoprogram made about Voyager. The real Doctor (or rather, the retrieved backup copy of him) is not amused.
8th May '17 6:13:53 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' had a creepy guy locking up Guts and Casca in the dungeon cell with [[spoiler:Griffith]], the guy they had come to rescue, and it turns out that he was responsible for [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s horrific year-long torture. Among other things, he slashed the tendons in [[spoiler:Griffith's]] wrists and ankles, and even giddily shows them that he [[TongueTrauma cut his tongue]] out and ''made it into a necklace''. In response, Guts smashes through the door, runs him through, and [[KarmicDeath cuts his own tongue out]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' had a ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
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creepy guy from the Golden Age arc locking up Guts and Casca in the dungeon cell with [[spoiler:Griffith]], the guy they had come to rescue, and it turns out that he was responsible for [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s horrific year-long torture. Among other things, he slashed the tendons in [[spoiler:Griffith's]] wrists and ankles, and even giddily shows them that he [[TongueTrauma cut his tongue]] out and ''made it into a necklace''. In response, Guts smashes through the door, runs him through, and [[KarmicDeath cuts his own tongue out]].out]].
** Mozgus's followers in the Conviction Arc, who torture people as punishment for defying the Church. The story actually shows them in a sympathetic light: they all suffer from deformities that made them outcasts, but Mozgus took them in and gave them purpose. One of their number even admits he doesn't particularly ''like'' torturing, but he would do anything to repay Mozgus's kindness toward him. [[spoiler:All of them are turned into Apostle Spawn by the Egg of the Perfect World, and are slaughtered by Guts as he rescues Casca from Mozgus.]]
23rd Apr '17 2:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* Dr. Zhang "Suit And Glasses" Lee on ''Series/{{Alias}}'' (or as he was known on TelevisionWithoutPity, the Sadistic Dentist of Asian Persuasion).

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* Dr. Zhang "Suit And Glasses" Lee on ''Series/{{Alias}}'' (or as he was known on TelevisionWithoutPity, Website/TelevisionWithoutPity, the Sadistic Dentist of Asian Persuasion).
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