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* NoTrueScotsman: Nida is questioned about serving in the unit, as a Muslim, when many of the prisoners they torture are also Muslims. She states they're not really Muslims in her view, since their acts of terrorism go against Islamic principles, therefore she's got no compunction (initially) with their work.


In a near future dystopia, the new government suppresses various religious movements. Nida Rahim, a young graduate from a military academy, joins a secret torture unit which has just received a new prisoner: the notorious jihadist leader Ali Saeed. However, it soon becomes apparent that Saeed may not be human after all...

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In a near future dystopia, the new government suppresses various nationalist and religious movements. Nida Rahim, a young graduate from a military academy, joins a secret torture unit which has just received a new prisoner: the notorious jihadist leader Ali Saeed. However, it soon becomes apparent that Saeed may not be human after all...



* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The ghoul is an ancient Middle Eastern shapeshifting demon which eats, then assumes the identity of, a notorious muslim terrorist leader, who is then captured and interrogated by a black ops military unit. It can be summoned by carving its symbol in blood, while it haunts its victims with their past sins before killing them.

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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The ghoul is an ancient Middle Eastern shapeshifting demon which eats, then assumes the identity of, of a notorious muslim Muslim terrorist leader, who is then captured and interrogated by a black ops military unit. It can be summoned by carving its symbol in blood, while it haunts its victims with their past sins before killing them.



* WideEyedIdealist: At first, Nida is quite supportive of the oppressive government and believe they are doing what they can to keep the populace safe from dissidents, even when she and her father witnesses a man getting pushed inside a van in front of his wife and son. [[spoiler: Her naivete ended up biting her after she discovered her father was executed in the very same interrogation facility she works at, not released as she was told, and was the one who summoned the ghoul.]]

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* WideEyedIdealist: At first, Nida is quite supportive of the oppressive government and believe believes they are doing what they can to keep the populace safe from dissidents, even when she and her father witnesses witness a man getting pushed inside a van in front of his wife and son. [[spoiler: Her naivete ended up biting her after she discovered her father was executed in the very same interrogation facility she works at, not released as she was told, and was the one who summoned the ghoul.]]


* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with is beyond his leagues, which he finds out the ''hard'' way.]]

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* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with is beyond out of his leagues, league, which he finds out the ''hard'' way.]]



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Nida kills [[spoiler:Colonel Dacunha]] because she finds it highly unlikely he survived a [[spoiler:grenade going off in his hand]], making it more likely the ghoul managed to copy him.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Nida kills assumes [[spoiler:Colonel Dacunha]] is the ghoul because she finds it highly unlikely he survived a [[spoiler:grenade going off in his hand]], making it more likely hand]]. When he denies it, boasting that his PatrioticFervor let him prevail [[spoiler: she shoots him anyway, believing the ghoul managed man to copy him.be just as much a monster.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: Trapped with the ghoul about to eat him, [[spoiler:Colonel Dacunha]] pulls out a grenade and decides to take it out with him. [[spoiler:When he shows up alive, claiming to have gotten clear of the blast, Nida assumes he's the ghoul and kills him.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: Trapped with the ghoul about to eat him, [[spoiler:Colonel Dacunha]] pulls out a grenade and decides to take it out with him. [[spoiler:When he shows up alive, claiming to have gotten clear of the blast, Nida assumes he's the ghoul and kills him.]]


* {{Downer Ending}}: [[spoiler: Nida manages to survive along with Ahmed, one of the prisoners, until reinforcement arrives, but she was arrested and sentenced to prison after shooting Colonel Dacunha (who may or may not be the ghoul) in the head with a shotgun. Disillusioned and hateful towards the government responsible for her father's death, she begins the ghoul-summoning ritual in her cell.]]
* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with was beyond his leagues, which he found out the **hard** way.]]

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* {{Downer Ending}}: DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Nida manages to survive along with Ahmed, one of the prisoners, until reinforcement arrives, but she was arrested and sentenced to prison after shooting Colonel Dacunha (who may or may not be the ghoul) in the head with a shotgun. Disillusioned and hateful towards the government responsible for her father's death, she begins the ghoul-summoning ritual in her cell.]]
* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with was is beyond his leagues, which he found finds out the **hard** ''hard'' way.]]



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Nida kills [[spoiler:Colonel Dacunha]] because she finds it highly unlikely he survived a [[spoiler:grenade going off in his hand]], making it more likely the ghoul managed to copy him.



* TakingYouWithMe: Trapped with the ghoul about to eat him, [[spoiler:Colonel Dacunha]] pulls out a grenade and decides to take it out with him. [[spoiler:When he shows up alive, claiming to have gotten clear of the blast, Nida assumes he's the ghoul and kills him.]]



* WideEyedIdealist: At first, Nida is quite supportive of the oppressive government and believe they are doing what they can to keep the populace safe from dissidents, even when she and her father witnesses a man getting pushed inside a van in front of his wife and son. [[spoiler: Her naivete ended up biting her after she discovered her father was executed in the very same interrogation facility she works at, not released as she was told, and he was the one who summoned the ghoul.]]
* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty. [[spoiler: It also didn't need to kill someone off to impersonate them, as shown when it can becomes Nida after taking a small bite out of her leg.]]

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* WideEyedIdealist: At first, Nida is quite supportive of the oppressive government and believe they are doing what they can to keep the populace safe from dissidents, even when she and her father witnesses a man getting pushed inside a van in front of his wife and son. [[spoiler: Her naivete ended up biting her after she discovered her father was executed in the very same interrogation facility she works at, not released as she was told, and he was the one who summoned the ghoul.]]
* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty. [[spoiler: It also didn't doesn't need to kill someone off to impersonate them, as shown when it can becomes Nida after taking a small bite out of her leg.]]


* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with was beyond his leagues, which he found out the **hard** way.]]



* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with was beyond his leagues, which he found out the **hard** way.]]

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* BookEnds: The first episode shows a man in a prison cell, [[spoiler: who is later revealed to be Nida's father]], cutting himself with a razor blade to use his blood to write the ghoul-summoning symbol. [[spoiler: The end of the third episode shows Nida doing the very the same thing.]]


* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty. [[spo

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* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty. [[spo[[spoiler: It also didn't need to kill someone off to impersonate them, as shown when it can becomes Nida after taking a small bite out of her leg.]]

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* BetrayalByOffspring: Nida reported her own father to the authorities for his subversive activities, which she feels a great deal of guilt about. She later learns that he used to be imprisoned in the interrogation facility she has joined [[spoiler:and was also executed there]].


* {{Downer Ending}}: [[spoiler: Nida manages to survive along with Ahmed, one of the prisoners, until reinforcement arrives, but she was arrested and sentenced to prison after shooting Colonel Dacunha (who may or may not be the ghoul) in the head with a shotgun. Disillusioned and hateful towards the government responsible for her father's death, she begins the ghoul-summoning ritual in her cell.]]



* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty.

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* TheDreaded: Faulad Singh is this, a notorious and ruthless interrogator who is called in for help when Ali Saeed's interrogation was going nowhere. [[spoiler: Too bad the captive he's dealing with was beyond his leagues, which he found out the **hard** way.]]
* WideEyedIdealist: At first, Nida is quite supportive of the oppressive government and believe they are doing what they can to keep the populace safe from dissidents, even when she and her father witnesses a man getting pushed inside a van in front of his wife and son. [[spoiler: Her naivete ended up biting her after she discovered her father was executed in the very same interrogation facility she works at, not released as she was told, and he was the one who summoned the ghoul.]]
* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty. [[spo


''Ghoul'' is a Indian horror miniseries distributed through Creator/{{Netflix}}, the second after ''Series/SacredGames''.

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''Ghoul'' is a an Indian horror miniseries distributed through Creator/{{Netflix}}, the second after ''Series/SacredGames''.

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* ClassicalTongue: The ghoul starts mumbling a MadnessMantra in Aramaic at one point.
-->''Finish The Task, Reveal Their Guilt, Eat Their Flesh...''

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* TooKinkyToTorture: Not played for laughs ''at all''. There's a good reason why the captive is able to withstand any and all torture and is easily capable of turning the tables on its interrogators: it's NotEvenHuman.


* GratuitousEnglish: Actually, that's how a lot of Indians talk, since it's a bilingual country. Characters will often speak a local language with a lot of loanwords or full-on English sentences peppered in.

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* GratuitousEnglish: Actually, that's how a lot of Indians talk, since it's a bilingual multilingual country. Characters will often speak a local language with a lot of loanwords or full-on English sentences peppered in.

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* GratuitousEnglish: Actually, that's how a lot of Indians talk, since it's a bilingual country. Characters will often speak a local language with a lot of loanwords or full-on English sentences peppered in.

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''Ghoul'' is a Indian horror miniseries distributed through Creator/{{Netflix}}, the second after ''Series/SacredGames''.

In a near future dystopia, the new government suppresses various religious movements. Nida Rahim, a young graduate from a military academy, joins a secret torture unit which has just received a new prisoner: the notorious jihadist leader Ali Saeed. However, it soon becomes apparent that Saeed may not be human after all...

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* BlackEyesOfEvil: The eponymous monster, which takes on the form of whatever person it last ate, adopts black eyes every time it shows its true form.
* DayOfTheJackboot: Somewhere in the near future, India has turned into a totalitarian state.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: The ghoul is an ancient Middle Eastern shapeshifting demon which eats, then assumes the identity of, a notorious muslim terrorist leader, who is then captured and interrogated by a black ops military unit. It can be summoned by carving its symbol in blood, while it haunts its victims with their past sins before killing them.
* TortureTechnician: Nida and the rest of her unit are part of a black ops torture outfit used to interrogate political dissidents.
* YouAreWhoYouEat: The ghoul takes on the form of its last victim. Initially, it looks like Ali Saeed, but later starts impersonating other people, causing no small amount of paranoia among the DwindlingParty.
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