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7th Jun '17 9:08:50 AM TheBigBopper
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* Creator/FrankFrazetta popularized the trope, regularly portraying heroes such as ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' standing atop pyramid shapes to emphasize their heroic stature. Often the pyramid was composed of slain enemies. The former [[http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/conan_frazetta.jpg trope image is but one famous example]] among dozens.

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* Creator/FrankFrazetta popularized the trope, regularly portraying heroes such as ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' standing atop pyramid shapes to emphasize their heroic stature. Often the pyramid was composed of slain enemies. The former [[http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/conan_frazetta.jpg trope image is but one famous example]] example among dozens.
29th Apr '17 10:58:15 AM 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 [[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.

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* There's a short story by TimothyZahn Creator/TimothyZahn and Micheal A. Stackpole where [[Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn]] works briefly with a disguised [[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.
23rd Apr '17 12:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''[[TMNT2003 TMNT: Back to the Sewer]]'' episode "Identity Crisis", one of the memories that ends up breaking Raph's brainwashing involves Raph doing this [[http://www.4kids.tv/images/uploads/btts_blog_wk07_33.png over a bunch of Foot Ninja]].

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* In the ''[[TMNT2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT: Back to the Sewer]]'' episode "Identity Crisis", one of the memories that ends up breaking Raph's brainwashing involves Raph doing this [[http://www.4kids.tv/images/uploads/btts_blog_wk07_33.png over a bunch of Foot Ninja]].
13th Apr '17 7:17:19 AM Chabal2
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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} The Skull Throne of Khorne]].

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} The Skull Throne of Khorne]].Khorne]]: An enormous throne of brass upon which Khorne sits, sitting on an ever-growing mountain of warrior's skulls, in the middle of an ever-expanding lake of blood spilled in battle. Both skulls and blood can come from Khorne's enemies or his own champions, for he cares not from where the blood flows, only that it flows.
13th Feb '17 2:17:49 AM eroock
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* ''Film/ThreeHundred''. Leonidas creates a massive wall to block the Persians with the dead acting as the bricks... and the mortar... and the fill. [[OverlyLongGag You get the idea]].

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* ''Film/ThreeHundred''. In ''Film/ThreeHundred'', Leonidas creates a massive wall to block the Persians with the dead acting as the bricks... and the mortar... and the fill. [[OverlyLongGag You get the idea]].
8th Feb '17 6:45:12 PM rjd1922
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* One of the promotional images for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', with Link and Sheik still working to make the pile higher.

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* [[https://zeldawiki.org/images/9/99/OoT_Link_Sheik_Artwork.jpg One of the promotional images images]] for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', with Link and Sheik still working to make the pile higher.


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* In ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'', [[BigBad Hector LeMans]]'s greenhouse is built on top of a huge hill of flowers. In the Land of the Dead where the game takes place, one of the only ways to make someone Deader Than Dead is by using a special chemical that makes flowers grow on their bones.
16th Dec '16 12:20:24 AM Doug86
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'' episode "Triple Takeover", Blitzwing defeats several Autobots and makes a throne from their bodies. They are rescued and repaired later.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "Triple Takeover", Blitzwing defeats several Autobots and makes a throne from their bodies. They are rescued and repaired later.
5th Dec '16 8:33:31 AM Morgenthaler
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So, the hero has just defeated a horde of {{mooks}}. So many mooks, in fact, that their corpses have been piling up under the hero's feet and formed a veritable ''mountain'' of bodies. What better way to celebrate this {{Badass}} display than to perform a VictoryPose atop said pile?

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So, the hero has just defeated a horde of {{mooks}}. So many mooks, in fact, that their corpses have been piling up under the hero's feet and formed a veritable ''mountain'' of bodies. What better way to celebrate this {{Badass}} badass display than to perform a VictoryPose atop said pile?
6th Nov '16 2:31:38 PM nombretomado
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* Meng Yi, one of JackieChan's characters in the Hong Kong film, ''Film/TheMyth'', does the standing version of this during his YouShallNotPass scene. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he goes beyond his limits before he could kill the last of the attacking rebels and he falls unconscious while standing, allowing one of the remaining rebels to climb up the mountain of corpses and cut off his head]].

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* Meng Yi, one of JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's characters in the Hong Kong film, ''Film/TheMyth'', does the standing version of this during his YouShallNotPass scene. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he goes beyond his limits before he could kill the last of the attacking rebels and he falls unconscious while standing, allowing one of the remaining rebels to climb up the mountain of corpses and cut off his head]].
20th Oct '16 5:32:30 PM foxley
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-->-- EricBogle (or ThePogues [[CoveredUp if you prefer]]), ''And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda''

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-->-- EricBogle Music/EricBogle (or ThePogues [[CoveredUp if you prefer]]), ''And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda''
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