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5th Jul '16 6:57:59 AM JackG
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* DoubleSubversion in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. Film/JamesBond tries to - and succeeds in - avoiding knocking over the urn containing Stacey Sutton's grandfather's ashes during a fight, but later in the same fight, she decides to smashes a vase over the head of one of the {{Mooks}}.

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* DoubleSubversion in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. Film/JamesBond tries to - and succeeds in - avoiding knocking over the urn containing Stacey Sutton's grandfather's ashes during a fight, but later in the same fight, fight she decides has to smashes a vase smash the urn over the head of one of the {{Mooks}}.
14th May '16 1:44:26 AM Doug86
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics, Destiny [[note]]girlfriend/advisor to Mystique[[/note]] [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?240794-A-touching-moment/page23&p=11721977#post11721977 left very specific instructions for when Mystique was to scatter her ashes.]] It was to be on the fantail of a particular cruise liner, on a specific date, at a specific time. Mystique waits for the specific time, then tosses the ashes, only to have the wind blow them right back in her face. The fact that Destiny was a clairvoyant means the entire thing was a rather macabre practical joke. Mystique realizes this, and laughs her ass off.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, Destiny [[note]]girlfriend/advisor to Mystique[[/note]] [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?240794-A-touching-moment/page23&p=11721977#post11721977 left very specific instructions for when Mystique was to scatter her ashes.]] It was to be on the fantail of a particular cruise liner, on a specific date, at a specific time. Mystique waits for the specific time, then tosses the ashes, only to have the wind blow them right back in her face. The fact that Destiny was a clairvoyant means the entire thing was a rather macabre practical joke. Mystique realizes this, and laughs her ass off.
11th May '16 2:06:23 PM erforce
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''. A girl angrily remarks that her father is just a pile of ashes somewhere. John notices the significance of this, but it's not the ashes themselves. [[spoiler: She had earlier told him that she had picked out a grey suit for her father. He was still alive.]]

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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. A girl angrily remarks that her father is just a pile of ashes somewhere. John notices the significance of this, but it's not the ashes themselves. [[spoiler: She had earlier told him that she had picked out a grey suit for her father. He was still alive.]]
3rd Apr '16 7:00:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' - The main villain in Season 4 keeps the ashes of his dead sister on his mantelpiece when he isn't scattering them next to the bodies of his victims. They're smashed by his long-suffering son in a fight. Additionally: the ashes of Dexter's real father are in a plastic ziplock bag. Dexter disperses them on a patch of grass in front of a bowling alley. They had great personal significance to Dexter's father, so this last scene is an aversion.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' - The main villain in Season 4 keeps the ashes of his dead sister on his mantelpiece when he isn't scattering them next to the bodies of his victims. They're smashed by his long-suffering son in a fight. Additionally: the ashes of Dexter's real father are in a plastic ziplock bag. Dexter disperses them on a patch of grass in front of a bowling alley. They had great personal significance to Dexter's father, so this last scene is an aversion.
2nd Mar '16 5:49:32 PM LinTaylor
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* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Cotton Hill's last wish was for his ashes to flushed down the toilet at a certain veteran's bar. However, the bar's policy expressly forbids this leading to the episode's plot.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Cotton Hill's last wish was for his ashes to flushed down the a toilet at a certain veteran's bar. bar that had once been used by UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton. However, the bar's policy expressly forbids owner won't let him because Cotton is far from the only WWII veteran to make the request, and such flushings invariably result in the toilet backing up; this leading leads to the episode's plot.main action of the episode, as Hank's friends try to distract the owner long enough for Hank to flush the ashes.
23rd Feb '16 9:35:11 AM readergirl304
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* "Series/Reba" : when Brock's father died, Brock enlisted his first wife, Reba, to help him scatter the ashes in a sand trap at the local golf course. They get arrested for trespassing and improper disposal of remains. The police scoop up all of the ashes and sand and give it back in a comically huge bag. The end of the episode reveals that Brock put half of the sand/ashes in a mud pit at a strip club, and snuck the rest into the golf course again.
14th Oct '15 7:16:09 AM jayoungr
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* In ''Film/OfDiceAndMen,'' Brandon describes how he once threw a vase containing his grandmother's ashes at the wall because he was upset over a ruling in a football game.
7th Oct '15 2:38:08 PM DrOO7
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* A very sad example from ''{{Series/Sisters}}'' Grief-stricken over her husband's death, a blind Teddy begins shrieking incoherently and flailing her arms, resulting in the DramaticShattering of the urn containing his ashes.
7th Oct '15 2:34:24 PM DrOO7
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* In the Colleen [=McCullough=] novel ''The Touch'', a woman murders the man who raped the mentally challenged girl she has cared for since birth. She's executed after refusing all attempts at a defense, feeling completely justified in her actions. Afterwards, the family of the girl has her body cremated and her ashes spread over the grave of her victim, ensuring that even in death, she'll be able to torment him.
18th Sep '15 6:18:14 PM Berrenta
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* RoadMovie ''Thunderstruck'' is all about a few young men making a pact that if one of them dies, the rest will bury said person next to [[Music/{{ACDC}} AC/DC's]] Bon Scott. Naturally, the guy's being cremated. They steal the ashes from his ex (she demanded half of the ashes), but about three-fourths into the movie, the inevitable spilling of the ashes happens during a bar fight ([[ItMakesSenseInContext people who thought the ashes actually were Bon Scot's tried to steal it]]). Luckily, there's the sister of said dead guy with the other half of the ashes.

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* RoadMovie ''Thunderstruck'' is all about a few young men making a pact that if one of them dies, the rest will bury said person next to [[Music/{{ACDC}} AC/DC's]] Bon Scott. Naturally, the guy's being cremated. They steal the ashes from his ex (she demanded half of the ashes), but about three-fourths into the movie, the inevitable spilling of the ashes happens during a bar fight ([[ItMakesSenseInContext people who thought the ashes actually were Bon Scot's tried to steal it]]). Luckily, there's the sister of said dead guy with the other half of the ashes.



* The main characters of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornVFieldsOfTerror'' are on a road trip to deliver their late friend Kirk's ashes, but a car accident causes them getting spilt all over his former girlfriend.

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* The main characters of ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornVFieldsOfTerror'' are on a road trip {{road trip|Plot}} to deliver their late friend Kirk's ashes, but a car accident causes them getting spilt all over his former girlfriend.
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