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23rd Jul '16 4:13:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'', Kol Skywalker pulled this off [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Legacybattle1.jpg during the the first issue.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'', ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', Kol Skywalker pulled this off [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Legacybattle1.jpg during the the first issue.]]
23rd Jul '16 4:13:17 PM nombretomado
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* Another one for standing: in the CarlBarks story "Back to the Klondike," the young [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] defeats everyone in a bar, and [[http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l241/fonkaygarry/Uncle_Scrooge_Adv_26_14.jpg uses their unconscious bodies as a makeshift staircase to reach the balcony.]]
* In StarWarsLegacy, Kol Skywalker pulled this off [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Legacybattle1.jpg during the the first issue.]]

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* Another one for standing: in the CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks story "Back to the Klondike," the young [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] defeats everyone in a bar, and [[http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l241/fonkaygarry/Uncle_Scrooge_Adv_26_14.jpg uses their unconscious bodies as a makeshift staircase to reach the balcony.]]
* In StarWarsLegacy, ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'', Kol Skywalker pulled this off [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Legacybattle1.jpg during the the first issue.]]
1st Jul '16 5:37:30 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Boltons actually invoke this trope as a military strategy during the Battle of the Bastards. [[BadBoss Ramsay]] has his cavalry charge that of the Stark loyalists, and while the two groups are slaughtering each, has his archers keep firing into the mass, killing both [[WeHaveReserves his own men]] and the Starks', until enough are dead that they've created a literal wall of corpses. Then he has his infantry move in and surround the remaining Stark forces, boxing them in between an advancing wall of spears and said wall of corpses (and to make matters worse, his allied infantry is climbing over the wall from the other side). It works horrifically well, only ultimately failing due to [[spoiler: [[TheCavalry the Knights of the Vale]] showing up in time to [[BigDamnHeroes rout the Bolton forces from behind]]]].
28th Jun '16 6:17:29 PM Adept
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* During the intermission in ''QuestForGloryII'', the hero's caravan is attacked by brigands. Just when you think the game is going to make you fight them, cut to the hero standing atop a pile of brigand and saurus corpses in the victory pose (pictured above).

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* During the intermission in ''QuestForGloryII'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'', the hero's caravan is attacked by brigands. Just when you think the game is going to make you fight them, cut to the hero standing atop a pile of brigand and saurus corpses in the victory pose (pictured above).



* Luca Blight in ''SuikodenII'''s opening, while sporting a [[SlasherSmile gigantic, psychotic smile]].

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* Luca Blight in ''SuikodenII'''s ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'''s opening, while sporting a [[SlasherSmile gigantic, psychotic smile]].
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.
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