Main Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique Discussion

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Zhnigo
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07:21:59 AM Oct 5th 2016
How is it different from all the other torture tropes, if at all?
Nithael
08:36:13 AM Oct 5th 2016
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The torture is only for information gathering, the torturer is a good character or at least someone who's supposed to be on the side of good, and the audience is supposed to agree with the torturer.
Kersey475
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04:56:15 PM Apr 8th 2010
Does this trope only apply when a protagonist or another "good" character tortures for information?
Madrugada
09:33:36 AM May 18th 2010
Sort of. It's usually the protagonist, but it should always be someone who is nominally on the side of "law", or would be expected to be.
Kersey475
05:32:40 AM Jun 11th 2010
edited by Kersey475
Oh, and does dangling a perp from a high altitude (a la Batman) count as a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique (physical) or as a Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (psychological)?
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