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21st Jun '16 7:34:07 PM gewunomox
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* It occasionally happens on {{Manowar}}'s album covers.
* CannibalCorpse has a song called Rotten Body Landslide about someone being crushed to death in a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin landslide of bodies]] while trying to climb a mountain of corpses.
* Jeremy, the titular protagonist Pearl Jam's hit 1992 track, is known to brazenly draw himself posing victoriously atop mountains with the corpses of his defeated foes at their foot.

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* It occasionally happens on {{Manowar}}'s Music/{{Manowar}}'s album covers.
* CannibalCorpse Music/CannibalCorpse has a song called Rotten Body Landslide about someone being crushed to death in a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin landslide of bodies]] while trying to climb a mountain of corpses.
* Jeremy, the titular protagonist Pearl Jam's Music/PearlJam's hit 1992 track, is known to brazenly draw himself posing victoriously atop mountains with the corpses of his defeated foes at their foot. foot.



* The [[http://img11.nnm.ru/e/f/8/3/1/c92f4da7d0b5be5018e45b15346.jpg cover]] of Samson's Survivors features the band standing atop a pile of corpses which contains numerous famous figures, ranging from Cleopatra to JimiHendrix to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
* The title character of "Can't Keep Johnny Down" by TheyMightBeGiants does the PG-13 version of this.

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* The [[http://img11.nnm.ru/e/f/8/3/1/c92f4da7d0b5be5018e45b15346.jpg cover]] of Samson's Survivors features the band standing atop a pile of corpses which contains numerous famous figures, ranging from Cleopatra to JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
* The title character of "Can't Keep Johnny Down" by TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants does the PG-13 version of this.
19th Jun '16 2:09:40 PM nombretomado
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* There's a short story by TimothyZahn and Micheal A. Stackpole where [[Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn]] works briefly with a disguised [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], and the subject of art comes up when Corran says the graffiti on walls they're passing isn't [[HoldYourHippogriffs the work of Venthan Chassu]], but it's more interesting than peeling Star Destroyer White. Pressed for his opinion, Corran mentions that he liked the early and middle works by Chassu, but the man's final work, ''Palpatine Triumphant'', was of Palpatine on a throne of mutilated bodies, and in the narration Corran adds that the most disturbing thing about it was the Emperor's expression of homicidal joy. Thrawn dryly says that his loss was a pity, thus implying that Chassu was killed for this depiction.

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* There's a short story by TimothyZahn and Micheal A. Stackpole where [[Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn]] works briefly with a disguised [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], and the subject of art comes up when Corran says the graffiti on walls they're passing isn't [[HoldYourHippogriffs the work of Venthan Chassu]], but it's more interesting than peeling Star Destroyer White. Pressed for his opinion, Corran mentions that he liked the early and middle works by Chassu, but the man's final work, ''Palpatine Triumphant'', was of Palpatine on a throne of mutilated bodies, and in the narration Corran adds that the most disturbing thing about it was the Emperor's expression of homicidal joy. Thrawn dryly says that his loss was a pity, thus implying that Chassu was killed for this depiction.
9th Jun '16 5:27:28 PM nombretomado
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* SamuraiJack often ends up standing atop a mountain of [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman robot corpses]].

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* SamuraiJack WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack often ends up standing atop a mountain of [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman robot corpses]].
22nd May '16 12:14:41 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker invokes the villainous version of trope in a bizarre way in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' by using a pile of half-broken kewpie dolls and a tilt-a-whirl cart as a throne. While not strictly a pile of dead bodies, it's pretty damn close...

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker invokes the villainous version of trope in a bizarre way in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' by using a pile of half-broken kewpie dolls and a tilt-a-whirl cart as a throne. While not strictly a pile of dead bodies, it's pretty damn close...
19th May '16 10:18:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{QI}}'' made fun of this Trope in a discussion about prejudice against people over their height, and idle wonderings if short people are more likely to be power-hungry. Stephen Fry then informs the panel that historically, rulers and despots are no more likely to be short than any other figure, and that even Napoleon was of above-average height for his time.

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* ''{{QI}}'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' made fun of this Trope in a discussion about prejudice against people over their height, and idle wonderings if short people are more likely to be power-hungry. Stephen Fry then informs the panel that historically, rulers and despots are no more likely to be short than any other figure, and that even Napoleon was of above-average height for his time.
18th Mar '16 4:28:58 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon", the intro for the eponymous ShowWithinAShow depicts Lord Hater standing on [[ContinuityCavalcade a pile of assorted, beaten-up hero and villain characters from previous episodes]], with Princess Demurra doing a LegCling.
17th Mar '16 8:45:05 AM Willbyr
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* [[BigBad Amagi]] [[KillAllHumans Miroku]] of ''{{Psyren}}'', shortly after his big massacre TV debut, does [[http://www.mangareader.net/346-41896-4/psyren/chapter-99.html this]] after he and his sempai-slash-subordinate Grigori #01 (later known as Commander Grana) take out the Special Defense Force unit sent to hunt them down. [[MagnificentBastard Man always has perfect poise.]]

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* [[BigBad Amagi]] [[KillAllHumans Miroku]] of ''{{Psyren}}'', ''Manga/{{Psyren}}'', shortly after his big massacre TV debut, does [[http://www.mangareader.net/346-41896-4/psyren/chapter-99.html this]] after he and his sempai-slash-subordinate Grigori #01 (later known as Commander Grana) take out the Special Defense Force unit sent to hunt them down. [[MagnificentBastard Man always has perfect poise.]]
15th Dec '15 8:34:29 AM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Hades]]]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' said he was going to destroy a county or two and invoke this trope before meeting Pit again during their FinalBattle. Fortunately, Pit managed to catch up to him.

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* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Hades]]]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' said he was going to destroy a county or two and invoke this trope before meeting Pit again during their FinalBattle. Fortunately, FinalBattle, and laments that he had only gotten a pile started when Pit managed to catch up to him. showed up.
15th Dec '15 2:39:36 AM jormis29
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* ''Thrud The Barbarian'', a comic strip published in Games Workshop's ''White Dwarf'' magazine, once had the eponymous main character creating the pile and posing himself on it (with a woman clutching his leg). So he could have his passport picture taken (erh, painted)...

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* ''Thrud The Barbarian'', a comic strip published in Games Workshop's ''White Dwarf'' the ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' magazine, once had the eponymous main character creating the pile and posing himself on it (with a woman clutching his leg). So he could have his passport picture taken (erh, painted)...
11th Dec '15 11:47:42 PM nombretomado
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* There's a short story by TimothyZahn and Micheal A. Stackpole where [[XWingSeries Corran Horn]] works briefly with a disguised [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], and the subject of art comes up when Corran says the graffiti on walls they're passing isn't [[HoldYourHippogriffs the work of Venthan Chassu]], but it's more interesting than peeling Star Destroyer White. Pressed for his opinion, Corran mentions that he liked the early and middle works by Chassu, but the man's final work, ''Palpatine Triumphant'', was of Palpatine on a throne of mutilated bodies, and in the narration Corran adds that the most disturbing thing about it was the Emperor's expression of homicidal joy. Thrawn dryly says that his loss was a pity, thus implying that Chassu was killed for this depiction.

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* There's a short story by TimothyZahn and Micheal A. Stackpole where [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn]] works briefly with a disguised [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]], and the subject of art comes up when Corran says the graffiti on walls they're passing isn't [[HoldYourHippogriffs the work of Venthan Chassu]], but it's more interesting than peeling Star Destroyer White. Pressed for his opinion, Corran mentions that he liked the early and middle works by Chassu, but the man's final work, ''Palpatine Triumphant'', was of Palpatine on a throne of mutilated bodies, and in the narration Corran adds that the most disturbing thing about it was the Emperor's expression of homicidal joy. Thrawn dryly says that his loss was a pity, thus implying that Chassu was killed for this depiction.
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