"I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want, but I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death... which you ain't gonna get."
"You just barely got that. Too bad, I was hoping I could laugh at your failure."
— Solaris Paradox, BrainScratch Commentaries
General: Now hold still. If I do it wrong, it will hurt a little.
Prisoner: What if you do it right?
General: Then it will hurt a lot.
— General Mikhail Bardachenko, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
"Scream, weakling! I want to hear your suffering!"
"Everything I told you is a lie. This isn't happening to you for a reason...well, one reason. I enjoy it."
It takes quite a bit to be considered "cruel" by the Giovanni, but the Rosselini managed it. More than one Giovanni secretly suspected that the reason the Rosselini wound up serving Giovanni (and not the other way around) was philosophical more than tactical: the Giovanni pursue necromancy for the power to exalt the family; the Rosselini do it because they simply like it.
—Vampire: The Masquerade - Clanbook: Giovanni (Revised)