More often than not, humans taken on board a spaceship against their will are subjected to grueling tests and experiments by their Strange Captors for intended purposes ranging from studying foreign biology, researching the prospects of interbreeding , and monitoring for long periods of time via tracking chip implants. Fortunately for the abductors, all three of those things can be achieved through a single method which involves inserting vaguely described alien technological instruments into the rectal cavity of the victim. If the audience learns anything about the probing tech itself, it's usually never much more than just what it looks like, which is typically either an insanely large torture device with pincers and needles and spinning blades mounted on a rotating head or a dildo. Naturally, the trope can be used to great effect to either showcase the sheer horror of or, more frequently, use Vulgar Humor to explore the total absurdity of the nature of Alien Abductions ; it can also be a novel way of fitting jokes about gay sex abductees depicted as being subjected to this are much more frequently male and rape into a story or work. Anal Probing is a Dead Unicorn Trope. This trope is rarely, if ever, taken seriously in fiction, and even when it's supposed to be seen as something truly horrible and undesirable, there's usually enough room to interpret the trope's use as Comedic Sociopathy.
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To nominate someone else as a Quality Contributor, message the mods. How did anal probing become associated with alien abductions? This is a really interesting question because it actually has two answers, which in turn says a lot about the phenomenon of alien abduction narratives. I say "reports" in quote marks because it's often difficult to tell whether many of these are intentionally fiction related on radio shows, in pulp magazines; crafted by hypnotist-therapists with a preexisting interest in the paranormal, etc. The first abduction story to truly go viral, of course, was the saga of Barney and Betty Hill from , reconstructed through dreams and hypnosis in the next couple of years and hitting prime time in The Hills' story codified what would become a pattern in abduction narratives, although it has one or two precedents from the ss era: the medical examination.
It was used for collecting Human Brain Stems mostly, but its exact functions weren't fully defined, and came with slightly different versions for each of the four games. When a target was successfully hit, they ran away, grabbed their butts, and defecated, before their Brain Stem was blasted out of their head. It was a small, black gun with a green container on the back. It worked by being charged and then shot at a human.