In light of the skewed results in the famed electrocution experiment where people were tested for their willingness to follow orders, a group of researchers decided to redo it.
They set everything up as it was done last time, complete with the machine behind the one-way mirror, where the participant would be bidden to administer shocks and eventual death to the subject. A technician would be standing next to the subject's chair to observe him.
The first participant was brought in. She was a young woman with dark shaggy hair, kind eyes and a calm disposition. This would surely be one of those who refused to follow any of the orders. The "commander" looked forward to going all out in persuading her.
But strangely, the session did not go as expected.
The second the commander told the young woman to press the button that would "torture" the subject, a gleam appeared in her eyes, and she pressed it without hesitation. A slight giggle arose from her throat as the subject shuddered and moaned on cue. Then she pressed it again without being told, and her smile became wider. The subject begged her to stop through a tone of pretend agony, and the woman laughed softly to herself again.
The commander reports feeling rather disturbed, but decided to test her willingness to kill another human being, thinking, "Surely she wouldn't go that far."
He proceeded to order her to kill the subject, and immediately regretted it. The last of her composure fell away as demonic shrieks of glee and shouts of "DIE! DIE! DIE!" filled the entire station, along with the repeated, deafening slams of her fist atop the button. She was hunched over it as though her sanity depended on it.
The commander, having had enough, took her arm and pulled her away from the machine towards the exit.
She showed no resistance, and her laughter softened.
"You were asking for that, you know..." she said between chuckles as the subject and technician looked at each other in bafflement. "Don't deny it."
After she was gone, the commander walked out and informed what was left of the frightened participants that the experiment was cancelled, citing a broken machine.