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Oct 5th 2016 at 7:21:59 AM •••

How is it different from all the other torture tropes, if at all?

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Oct 5th 2016 at 8:36:13 AM •••

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.

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Apr 8th 2010 at 4:56:15 PM •••

Does this trope only apply when a protagonist or another "good" character tortures for information?

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Madrugada MOD
May 18th 2010 at 9:33:36 AM •••

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.

Jun 11th 2010 at 5:32:40 AM •••

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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