Dark Marvels

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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 Death Devices
The dark origin stories behind some of history's most notorious methods of execution, from the guillotine to the electric chair.
2 Temples of Doom
The gates are open to some of history's most sinister structures. From the terrifying Tower of London to a hotel of horrors, discover the dark secrets hidden within these foreboding fortresses.
3 Treacherous Traps
Whether they're used to stop treasure hunters, body snatchers, or wartime enemies, booby traps are diabolical devices just waiting to kill.
4 Pain and Punishment
The twisted origin stories of some of history's most diabolically creative, and brutal, torture devices--from the Iron Maiden to the pear of anguish.
5 Blades of Fury
From the destructive Viking axe, to the sacred but deadly Samurai katana, razor sharp blades wielded by fearsome warriors have spilled blood and forged empires.
6 Superweapons of Fear
From the world's largest trebuchet to Nazi super cannons, these are the deadly weapons that rain destruction and spread fear on the battlefield.
7 Sinister Spy Weapons
An exploration into the dark art of spycraft. From the frankenkitty to the umbrella gun, we'll reveal the deadliest spy weapons deployed to gather information and assassinate enemies.
8 Bloodsports
Since ancient times through the modern day, brutal games thrill both players and spectators. We explore the origins of history's deadliest games--from Roman bloodsports to Russian Roulette.

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Dark Marvels is a documentary series that explores the history and engineering behind the world's most diabolical inventions.

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