There comes a time in every adventure show when the hero must face torture.
But beating and whipping is really dull for any self-respecting criminal mastermind.
De er sytti år, nylig pensjonert - og føler seg ferdige med familieprosjektet.
Det gjør ikke deres tre voksne barn: Liv, Ellen og Håkon.
Besides, why beat the hero when you can torture him with the most horrible thing in the universe... Or six hours of laxative commercials, or six hours of the Ice Capades.Typically, the form of punishment may be introduced as being harmless, only to be quickly revealed to be the opposite. Frequently follows the stock phrase "We Have Ways of Making You Talk! Phoenix: Well that's not so bad, music does sooth the soul.Though not an unusual tactic for the Martial Pacifist, this is used most often in shows for kids, where showing the application of real torture methods would get the parents up in arms — especially when they find that they can't sleep afterward. The Punishment is when this happens to give the sufferer super powers. When the Cool And Unusual Punishment is loud music or annoying sounds, the trope is Loud of War. Gumshoe: After listening to it the officer can't hear anything except for the ringing in his own ears.Basically anything so bad that the Suckiness Is Painful. A variant is for the villain to do torture that is so ridiculous and/or Faux Horrific it would never work, but everyone acts as if it would. Not to be confused with Unishment, when its the character who wants the punishment rather than the audience.And it's always fun when one character has such offbeat tastes that he or she the experience. For when someone merely threatens to do something like this, see Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon. When this involves sending somebody to a city, see Place Worse Than Death. Sue: I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. And on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home, and punch you in the face.