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23rd Apr '16 4:39:17 AM StClair
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* [[InvertedTrope Turned on its head]] for Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' where the training is more of an antagonizing experience for the trainer rather than the trainee. For instance;

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* [[InvertedTrope Turned on its head]] for Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' where the training is more of an antagonizing experience worse for the trainer rather than the trainee. For instance;
5th Apr '16 4:07:00 AM Hanz
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** In Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl trains Kick-Ass by hiring mentally-challenged brutes to beat him up.
24th Mar '16 4:41:05 PM NozzDogg
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* There are a number of careers in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' that have the incredibly harsh training regimes. The Legion Martien (the French Foreign Legion on Mars) leaves a trail of ruined men in its wake and the Nazis have a number of brutal training regimes with high attrition rates, some of which require surgery. The Martian warrior caste also have universally harsh training regimes but they [[MadeOfIron can take it]].
26th Feb '16 6:22:25 PM hamza678
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* [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Providence recruits]] go through 'Pain Week' during basic training -- five days, one-hundred and twenty hours, of solid drills and exercises, with no breaks to eat or sleep. The trainer outright says that the goal of Pain Week is to force any recruit who couldn't handle fighting deadly monsters on a regular basis to quit early ... then walk down the long stairs from Providence's apparently cliff-top base and somehow get across a freaking ''desert'' to the nearest city. That's right, even the ''washouts'' get a little extra hell.

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* [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex: Providence recruits]] recruits go through 'Pain Week' during basic training -- five days, one-hundred and twenty hours, of solid drills and exercises, with no breaks to eat or sleep. The trainer outright says that the goal of Pain Week is to force any recruit who couldn't handle fighting deadly monsters on a regular basis to quit early ... then walk down the long stairs from Providence's apparently cliff-top base and somehow get across a freaking ''desert'' to the nearest city. That's right, even the ''washouts'' get a little extra hell.
23rd Feb '16 9:25:51 PM CalSantiago
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* In ''[[FanFic/HotspringSouls Slice of Souls!]]'', Ciaran's dads put her through this when she was a teenager, waking her up in the wee hours of the morning, making her run for miles, go through an obstacle course and do all sorts of strength training and CrossFit exercises to help her fix her rage and abandonment issues as well as kick her booze and drug habits.
** Artorias also went through this when he became Ciaran's apprentice.
20th Feb '16 5:23:40 AM aurast
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** The Grey Knights make the Chaos Space Marines seem like pussies. First of all one has to be a psyker and quite powerful to even qualify for the dubious honor of choosing between being food for the Emperor or trying out for the Grey Knights. If he chooses the later he will be dropped on Titan with hundreds of thousand of other aspirants with the goal of reaching the Grey Knights Fortress Monastery thousand of miles away. The journey includes passing thru all kinds of horrifying terrain surving the elements and horrors both real and psychic. Maybe one in one hundred thousands survives to reach the Gates of the Fortress Monastery. And this only qualifies him to begin a training more arduous then the one described above for normal Space Marines, because the aspirant must hone both his physical and psychic qualities. Maybe one in a million survive to become Grey Knights.

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** The Grey Knights make the Chaos Space Marines seem like pussies. First of all one has to be a psyker and quite powerful to even qualify for the dubious honor of choosing between being food for the Emperor or trying out for the Grey Knights. If he chooses the later he will be dropped on Titan with hundreds of thousand of other aspirants with the goal of reaching the Grey Knights Fortress Monastery thousand of miles away. The journey includes passing thru through all kinds of horrifying terrain surving terrain, surviving the elements and horrors both real and psychic. Maybe one in one hundred thousands survives to reach the Gates of the Fortress Monastery. And this only qualifies him to begin a training more arduous then the one described above for normal Space Marines, because the aspirant must hone both his physical and psychic qualities. Maybe one in a million survive to become Grey Knights.
11th Feb '16 3:19:20 PM GothicProphet
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Rebuilt}}'', Bellatrix puts Harry through this. Her first training session involves waking him up by throwing water over him then chasing him around the lake ten times, beating him with a stick when he slows down. Harry views Lucius's efforts at teaching him to act like a lord as this, too. While not as physically violent, they involve spending ''three hours'' learning about different sorts of cutlery.
9th Feb '16 7:37:52 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'' shows Yuna's summoner training edge into this when the Yevonite priest has her practice water-walking over the depths, even though she's not a strong swimmer, and allows her to continue doing so even after she nearly drowns and becomes feverish. When Lulu protests, he threatens her with penance for interfering with a summoner's duty.
1st Jan '16 11:22:56 PM Vir
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, there's a whole school dedicated to this. Fittingly, [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Jack]] is one of the instructors, and it is ''expected'' that students will, in the course of training: break bones, suffer severe internal injuries, lose limbs, be OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking pay attention in class]]. It's [[MeaningfulName called the KOMBT School]], so this whole schtick isn't [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt surprising]]. The rationale for allowing such ridiculously-physical training comes from [[HealingFactor bacta]] which patches any of the aforementioned torments up in a jiffy. Armando Bailey goes through a [[TrainingMontage shorter one]] as well, having to dodge disruptor blasts and blacken his hands from using his latent powers, among other things.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, there's a whole school dedicated to this. Fittingly, [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Jack]] is one of the instructors, and it is ''expected'' that students will, in the course of training: break bones, suffer severe internal injuries, lose limbs, be OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking pay attention in class]]. It's [[MeaningfulName called the KOMBT School]], so this whole schtick isn't [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt surprising]]. The rationale for allowing such ridiculously-physical training comes from [[HealingFactor bacta]] which patches any of the aforementioned torments up in a jiffy. Armando Bailey goes through a [[TrainingMontage shorter one]] as well, having to dodge disruptor blasts and blacken his hands from using his latent powers, among other things.



* In the VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic fic ''Fanfic/RemiTheGrey'', Lord Scourge puts Jedi Knight Remi Syeriy through this while teaching her to use the Dark Side. Examples include refusing to let her treat injuries, encouraging another Sith to sexually harass her, and forcing her to watch a whole shipment of slaves (including very young children) get sold off to the scum of the galaxy while tied up and completely unable to do anything to stop it.

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* In the VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' fic ''Fanfic/RemiTheGrey'', Lord Scourge puts Jedi Knight Remi Syeriy through this while teaching her to use the Dark Side. Examples include refusing to let her treat injuries, encouraging another Sith to sexually harass her, and forcing her to watch a whole shipment of slaves (including very young children) get sold off to the scum of the galaxy while tied up and completely unable to do anything to stop it.
1st Jan '16 11:22:21 PM Vir
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* Deconstructed in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Coach Steven". Steven tries to work out extra-hard so he can be stronger, but [[RealityEnsues instead he wears himself out, and the next day he's too exhausted and sore to stand up]].

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* Deconstructed {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Coach Steven". Steven tries to work out extra-hard so he can be stronger, but [[RealityEnsues instead he wears himself out, and the next day he's too exhausted and sore to stand up]].
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