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10th Nov '16 10:34:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren keeps the helmet of Darth Vader, [[spoiler:his idol and grandfather]], with him on Starkiller Base.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren keeps the helmet of Darth Vader, [[spoiler:his idol and grandfather]], with him on Starkiller Base.his Star Destroyer.
1st Nov '16 1:45:37 AM AgProv
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* The taking of heads as trophies is referenced in Music/{{Horslips}}' ''Daereg Dhu'' about the great Celtic hero Cu Chullain. See Mythology, below.


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* the Irish legend cycle reinforces the historical truth that the head was regarded as sacred in Celtic society. A victorious warrior would collect the heads of those he killed as trophies, to be displayed in a prominent place in the hall; the legends recount several examples of great chiefs and warriors who would talk to the heads of vanquished foes, reliving old battles, treating them almost as living allies, asking their advice in times of trial.
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25th Oct '16 12:23:02 PM Tron80
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* In the cover of ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} vol 5 # 47'', Alura -Supergirl's mother- does this with supervillain Reactron's helmet.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
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In the cover of ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ''Supergirl vol 5 # 47'', Alura -Supergirl's mother- does this with supervillain Reactron's helmet.helmet.
** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Xenon does this with the skull of a Supergirl he has just killed.
22nd Oct '16 6:26:41 PM BlueGuy
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** Creator/{{CLAMP}} probably got the idea from either Jonathan Joestar holding Dio Brando's detached head in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', (though that's not quite an example of this trope because Dio isn't actually dead at the time) or ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', where Akira holds Miki's head, since the situation is much closer to that in X: boy holding his beloved's head and all. That was one of the defining moments of the Devilman saga, by the way. CLAMP even did fanart of Satan holding Akira's head at one point, and they did doujinshi for both series before making it big on their own.

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** Creator/{{CLAMP}} probably got the idea from either Jonathan Joestar holding Dio Brando's detached head in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood'' (though that's not quite an example of this trope because Dio isn't actually dead at the time) time), or ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', where Akira holds Miki's head, since the situation is much closer to that in X: boy holding his beloved's head and all. That was one of the defining moments of the Devilman saga, by the way. CLAMP even did fanart of Satan holding Akira's head at one point, and they did doujinshi for both series before making it big on their own.
14th Oct '16 9:31:39 AM Tron80
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* In the cover of ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} vol 5 # 47'', Alura -Supergirl's mother- does this with supervillain Reactron's helmet.
11th Oct '16 7:40:48 PM PaulA
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* ''The Skull of Truth'' in the Creator/BruceCoville novel of the same name (part of the ''Literature/MagicShop'' series) claims to actually ''be'' Yorick.
2nd Oct '16 1:06:42 PM Tron80
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* The cover of [[http://www.spiderfan.org/comics/images/spiderman_amazing/347.jpg Amazing Spider-Man #346]]. Venom, holding up a skull covered with shreds of fabric in a familiar pattern.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Justice}} #12'', Franchise/{{Superman}} does this with [[spoiler:''Comicbook/{{Brainiac}}'''s head]]. Subverted because he isn't sorry at all, and he crushes the metal head angrily.
* Franchise/SpiderMan:
The cover of [[http://www.spiderfan.org/comics/images/spiderman_amazing/347.jpg Amazing Spider-Man #346]]. Venom, holding up a skull covered with shreds of fabric in a familiar pattern.
13th Sep '16 3:05:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Fire is shown to have been in love with a female Dark Judge who destroyed herself to spite him. He kept her skull, staring at for years to relive the event over and over again.

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** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Fire is shown to have been in love with a female Dark Judge who destroyed herself to spite him. He kept her skull, staring at it for years to relive the event over and over again.
13th Sep '16 3:04:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Some Buggerian mercenaries find Shakara's skull after his apparent destruction by the Hierarchy. They hold it up and taunt him, but of course he's NotQuiteDead.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Fire is shown to have been in love with a female Dark Judge who destroyed herself to spite him. He kept her skull, staring at for years to relive the event over and over again.
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''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Some Buggerian mercenaries find Shakara's skull after his apparent destruction by the Hierarchy. They hold it up and taunt him, but of course he's NotQuiteDead.
10th Sep '16 3:19:56 PM KatanaCat
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Steven Floats", Steven has an ImagineSpot about not being able to get to the donut shop in time for the first donut of the day. Somehow, [[BlackComedyBurst it ends with him dying]]. Sadie then does this with his skull (which still has his hair).
-->'''Steven:''' And then, they'll feed my donut to a dog. And then I'll die.
-->'''[=ImagineSpot=]!Sadie:''' Alas, poor Steven! I knew him well.
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