torture prompts

because i’ve had a few requests for different kinds of hard sadism, and there hasnt been a lot of gore on this blog for a while

a lot of the stuff below is pretty gross so brace urself or skip past it

under a readmore because ouch

-”Ah, don’t cry now. We’re only just beginning. Look at me- look! If you aren’t going to use your eyes, there’s no point to having them, hm? If you aren’t obedient? Just like your tongue when you couldn’t stop running your mouth.”

-”Oooh, you witches are so easy to hurt. Your familiars are so soft and weak and the damage they do is so beautiful. To strike at your souls like this. To get that look in the eyes is so easy for you. If only you weren’t so damn difficult to break.”

The witch trembled and bled and panted, but smiled as well “You’ve got the wrong idea of what it means to hurt a witch.”

-There was an art to breaking people. To reduce a human from a person to something obedient and pliant, but still whole enough to follow orders. It couldn’t be done with everyone- some people shattered too uncleanly, or some were too brittle and just broke. Some were to easy to hurt and push, but damn near impossible to actually break.

You’ve never seen eyes like the ones staring up at you now, though.

-”Oh, I’m sorry. You seem to be mistaking me for my mentor, or at least a person of similar limits. I’m not. Now, I just broke your spine.  Answer my questions, or I’ll taser you where the soft spot is.”

-”Daemons make my job so much easier, you know? Even if I kill your soul, your body will be alive. All we need for the ransom is that, after all.”

-”Oh stop screaming. All I’ve done is make the cut- you’ll ruin my meal if you won’t cease that noise. I can’t enjoy your liver if your mouth is such a bother.”

-”Now, then love. Don’t feel bad about hurting xir. Xe deserves this.”

“Right.”

“The first step is tendons- draw the hooked edge here. Don’t look so afraid now, I’m very proud of you.”

-Xe pushed sewing pins through zir hand one by one, spearing xir open like some kind of lab frog “Do you know why I’m doing this? Do you understand. Do you understand what you’ve done.” Xe breathed raggedly, upset, and pushed the pins harder and deeper, cracking bone and piercing vein and spearing tendon.

Ze grinned lopsidedly and breathed through the pain. This was fine. [X] was coming. Ze would survive.

-”Oh, I don’t have a daemon.” said the torturer pleasantly “Or at least, not one here. I think xe’s busy crawling around the inside of your friend in the other room. Do you hear that screaming?”

Hi torture Birb! So, A is a student in a terrible school from a bad neighbourhood and has no friends. He goes to a school camp in a swampy wood because his mom says he needs to “socialise”. In the night his bullies, led by B, get to him. He’s tied up, gagged, hooded and taken to B’s bungalow. What kind of tortures does the camping setting offer? No sexual assault or big injuries like broken bones. The counsellors will just tell A to man up, so the face can be damaged.

eyy so this should b a fast answer hopefully

basically u want stuff that can be done in one night, and isn’t too serious?

so for actual damage

They could remove one or two of his finger/toe nails. Not all of them!! that’s serious!! but one of two would b Very Painful but Not A Big Deal. that being said, they’d have to be some pretty awful counsellors to let that pass.

 they could also repeatedly knock the wind out of him by hitting him in the solar plexus. This is Terrifying, but not a big long term deal. Standing on his gut would be awful as well, but not stomping! just putting weight on his belly. contorting his limbs into awkward positions for long periods of time would also be scary and terribly, especially if they teased him with threatening to break his limb, but never going through with it

back to stepping on him- it could be really awful if they tried to make him wet his pants on a psychological level, even if he doesnt actually wet himself

also just, taunting him. Making him feel weak over crying, over being upset, over all the abuse. ‘it’s not that bad’ yes it is chad you torturous fuck

i think that should cover a night just fine!! Good luck!!

hi torture birb ! so i’m writing a character that’s being kept blind for a long periods of time (weeks-months) while still interacting with other characters and i don’t know the best way to keep them in the dark without resorting to something that would cause Major Long Term Effects like actual blindness and anything with the eyes. i’m trying not to make it something medically because the captor is not necessarily trained At All but ¯_(ツ)_/¯ i’m just not sure what the best way to do it is

Hey!

@smolkitsuneposts donated this part of the answer for me! they’re a blessing to this earth

Nah son this is torture birb’s baby birb thing.
The setting your character is placed in will undoubtedly affect the whole blindness situation. Is it the past or present?
You can also Google “temporary blindness causes” and it gives you a huge list of causes, most of which your captor may not actually be able to use if they haven’t done any research about blinding someone…

There’s Conversion Disorder, which is mentioned in several sites about temporary blindness. Your captive may simply experience psychological trauma and display the blindness symptom.

You can also simply keep the captive’s room dark, or simply blindfold them.
I’d go with confinement and blindfolding.
But be careful of stress positions!!! Keep your captive tied up for too long and they can actually die from kidney failure. Let them stretch, try a different position. I recommend changing their position every one to two days.

@scripttraumasurvivor and @scripttorture are GODSENDS.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS EITHER.

hope this helps!!! Good luck my dude.

For my portion of the answer!

I’d definitely recommend sticking to a blindfold! It’s the easiest way to keep someone blind without any long term effects, and it can be very effective! You don’t need to stick to a cloth blindfold- that could come off. Instead, Design your own! Look at how eye patches are made. If you’re of age, you could also do some research into kink blindfolds, but i’d tread carefully.

this right here is an article on a research project where people were kept blindfolded for four days

and interesting read and probably pretty useful! I wish you luck my friend!

Xe grasped the stranger by the throat, little rivulets of blood oozing out and down zir throat “Who are you and why are you following us?”

“I- I- I don’t kno- ow- know what you me- mean?” ze gasped out, legs kicking uselessly. It was horrifying to watch.

[X] sighed, and calmy popped out one of the strangers eyes, brings the clawed tps of xir gloves down zir faces, shredding it casually. “You have me mistaken for someone a lot kinder. Why are you following us.”

To be fair, [X] looked kind. [Z] felt eir stomach roll in disgust at the sudden change in mood.

hello! so i have a character who has to watch a very close friend (basically their little brother) being tortured multiple times, with no way to stop it. what would be the psychological effects of that? ps i love your blog <3

Hi! Thank you anon ❤

disclaimer: not a doctor, not a psychologist

This is a scenario I’ve talked about with a friend a few times lmao we’re all terrible (only the characters are blood brother and sister)

It seems to be very difficult to find any exact article for this, so let’s try and piece something together and see what we get

This would be a form of mental torture and i actually found a cool presentation on mental torture here it’s not exactly what you want but it might still be helpful? <– pretty intense trigger warning in there, though, it involves testimonies and stories from detainees from guantanamo bay. this is another article on torture and it has a pretty interesting comment section. tread carefully and treat these stories with respect

Your character would probably feel intense rage towards the torturers and towards themself for being unable to interfere or help- this can be made worse if the torturers are blaming the character for not doing more despite their helplessness. One of the most commonly noted long term effects of torture is intense rage that’s very difficult to contain or deal with

They’ll probably struggle long term with feelings of helplessness and may grow wildly independent- they need to do everything Themself, and may also refuse help of any kind due to feelings of unworthiness, like they don’t deserve it. This can lead to a lot of double standards in terms of thinking (oh, [Y] deserves help because he got tortured of course he couldnt escape or fight back, but I the Useless One should rot all alone since I didn’t help him. They might also develop a compulsive need to help others on top of the anger as a way of ~making up for it~.

also the guilt!! Like a ‘how dare I be upset I wasn’t even the one who got tortured; sort of thing, where being upset is seen as selfishness and weakness

hope this is helpful! sorry for the delay my guy!

Torture birb! Grant me your wisdom, I ask of thee; How would you torture someone w/ BPD besides playing with abandonment issues???

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Disclaimer: not a psychologist, dont have bpd

I’m assuming you mean torture specifically to do with the bpd, right? Isolation would be a good tactic since it’s been known to worsen pre existing medical conditions and worsen the mental state of even extremely healthy people.

When abusing the person with bpd, you could have the torturer tell them they deserve the treatment and that they’ve done something to deserve it. The torturer could also swing between extereme bouts of cruelty and moments of kindness, where they insist this behaviour is correct and the victim must be doing something to deserve it.

They can also capitalize on the unstable relationships people with bpd have by insisting that if the victims friends truly cared, they would’ve been rescued by now and that they must not truly care, or must want the victim to suffer in this way

Imagine being kept in a small, brightly lit room for a few days, and then being tortured by someone insisting it’s you fault, back to the room, being taken out for caring treatment, back to the room, torture, It’d really do some damage.

I believe this kind of topic has been skimmed before

(if you mean borderline personality disorder, that is)

yeah it has! I was kind of thinking this was the same anon to be honest

Torture birb! Grant me your wisdom, I ask of thee; How would you torture someone w/ BPD besides playing with abandonment issues???

HI IM HERE

Disclaimer: not a psychologist, dont have bpd

I’m assuming you mean torture specifically to do with the bpd, right? Isolation would be a good tactic since it’s been known to worsen pre existing medical conditions and worsen the mental state of even extremely healthy people.

When abusing the person with bpd, you could have the torturer tell them they deserve the treatment and that they’ve done something to deserve it. The torturer could also swing between extereme bouts of cruelty and moments of kindness, where they insist this behaviour is correct and the victim must be doing something to deserve it.

They can also capitalize on the unstable relationships people with bpd have by insisting that if the victims friends truly cared, they would’ve been rescued by now and that they must not truly care, or must want the victim to suffer in this way

Imagine being kept in a small, brightly lit room for a few days, and then being tortured by someone insisting it’s you fault, back to the room, being taken out for caring treatment, back to the room, torture, It’d really do some damage.

Oh gracious torture birb… I have a story that is about a ghost. While the person was alive, they poisoned someone’s father. The son captures and tortures the killer. This takes place in the 1600s in the state of NH.The killer is imprisoned in a cellar with their wrists tied to adjacent supporting beams, and are forced to kneel with broken knees. The killer is poor, but well-known. How can the son lure the killer into their home and torture them for months at a time while avoiding suspicion?

hmmmmm

You don’t want to have the son lure the killer to his home in any way that other people could catch wind of. I’d recommend having the killer get hella drunk one night, and the son abducts them while walking home.

That way the son isn’t the last person who saw the killer, and won’t be considered right off the bat as their abductor. Most people would probably assume the killer got lost while drunk and never made it home fore some reason

You could also turn the son into a little bit of a recluse following his fathers death. That way people will just assume he wants time alone to grieve and not to torture someone

Pssst Torture Birb, do you have any ideas on how to torture souls? >:)

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i mean i cant imagine torturing human souls is all that different from torturing humans

just you know

for souls by souls

that being said  like

since you’re torturing a soul nothing is really off limits. You could get into the soul guts. I tend to warn people to stay away from the guts because they are Very Sensitive With Many Complications but hey

can’t kill a soul

Imagine if you sewed like

spiders

into the soul

I wonder what that would do to a person, you know? or if you shoved another soul into a souls guts

Also, since you’re afflicting damage directly into the soul, any reincarnations of the soul would also be damaged. Any fear or compulsion the soul develops to deal with torture will be repeated endlessly.

If you hacked bits off of the soul, would that mean future reincarnations would be amputees? or would that mean that limb is paralyzed? or destined to become cancerous and malignant? Maybe if you hecked up the eyes, the future incarnations would be destined for blindness or terrifying hallucinations?

yeahhhh

Assuming that the soul isn’t tangible, you’d really have to dig into the person’s psyche to really hurt them. Hell itself is considered to be the ultimate form of soul torture, as it knows the sins of a person, and berates and punishes them for it. A torturer might find out what wrongs the victim has committed, and punish them accordingly (the SAW franchise is also a good example of soul torture).

>:D

Torture birb? Any advice on completely and utter breaking my characters will to live?

Hiyah! I have a tutorial on something like this over here, but let’s see what I can do

Disclaimer: not a doctor or psychologist

The trick to breaking a characters will to live is to change your mindset on death. Start thinking of death as a neutral activity. Every good thing is a reason not to die, and every bad thing is a reason to die.

As living beings, you don’t want to die. the will to live is innate and written in our dna. If at every bad thing, we just gave up and lay down, how would our species continue?? So the bad things weigh less than the good things do. But they do have weight.

When you’re torturing a character, when there’s literally nothing good in life left with no escape- well. There’s no point in delaying the inevitable, is there?

The trick is, there has to be nothing left. You have to deal permanent damage on the character that’s never really going to be able to heal. You have to give the character what looks like an out, only to slam it shut on their fingers. If someone is trapped with absolutely no way out? Well, once you’re dead, at least it’s over, right?

If the character is rescued, they’ll regain the will to survive pretty quickly, even if they’re all fucked up. But say they try an escape attempt, and only end up worse off? That’d deal a massive blow to their mental health. Combine that with copious amounts of physical pain and mental suffering, through isolation or some pavlov’s dog style training, applying more pain to every act of defiance? You could break someone pretty quickly.

I’d take a stroll through my torture cw tag for all sorts of methods of torture and mental manipulation, especially this post on forgetting ones identity and this one on getting characters to harm their friends

🙂