Agony in Pink

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"Aye-aye-aye, Kimberly's being tortured!"


One of the most infamous Fan Fics ever, this far too long and highly unpleasant little Mighty Morphin Power Rangers tale by The Dark Ranger is almost entirely about Kimberly, the original Pink Ranger, being tortured to death by Lord Zedd and his new monster, Tortura. There are some scenes featuring the other Rangers trying to figure out how to rescue her, but the good majority of the plot is about Kimberly being whipped, mutilated and raped over the course of a few days, all while her tormenters mock and laugh at her suffering and screams of agony. She eventually dies, but at this point it's more of a relief. A "sequel" that is actually a remake of the original also exists. It removes Tortura in favor of Rita Repulsa and Kat (Kimberly's successor as Pink Ranger), and the torture methods are different.

Its particular notoriety has its genesis in that it was specifically mentioned in a press release as one of the reasons the Australian government banned access to the Alt.Sex.Stories newsgroup as part of its anti-pornography initiative. That's right. It's a piece of fanfic that's Banned In Australia -- if not the only piece of fanfic to have ever been banned by a government.

Depending on whom you ask about it, it's either So Bad It's Good or High Octane Nightmare Fuel. But one thing that everyone agrees on, however, is that it's completely and utterly awful. Especially since this thing was allegedly supposed to be erotic.

Both versions can be found here. A "special edition" of the original story is here. Read them, if you dare. Just don't forget the Brain Bleach.

Warning: If you suffer from self-mutilation or injury avoidance OCD, this monster's the mother of all triggers.

Tropes used in Agony in Pink include:

"She screamed and screamed and screamed and screamed and screamed."