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23rd Aug '17 3:54:25 PM Dravencour
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** "Jury Duty!" (''Crime [=SuspenStories=]'' #6) is a tale of a man who was hanged and declared dead. The twist was that his neck was broken but his spinal cord was not severed -- so he was still very much alive. He went on to be a complete bastard to the town that had punished him, because it was impossible to prosecute a legally dead man for any crime. However, some of his enemies decided to use that loophole to their advantage as well, because there is nothing in the world wrong with burying a dead man, either....

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** "Jury Duty!" (''Crime [=SuspenStories=]'' #6) is a tale of a man who was hanged and declared dead. The twist was that his neck was broken but his spinal cord was not severed -- so he was still very much alive. He went on to be a complete bastard to the town that had punished him, because it was impossible to prosecute a legally dead man for any crime. However, some of his enemies decided to use that loophole to their advantage as well, because there is nothing in the world wrong with burying ''burying'' a dead man, either....



* Clearly [[MoralEventHorizon the most evil]] thing Comicbook/SpiderMan's enemy Kraven the Hunter did was to inflict this on the hero during the "ComicBook/KravensLastHunt" storyline (also known as "Fearful Symmetry") the reason it's regarded as the definitive Kraven story. Having been driven completely AxeCrazy, Kraven confronts the hero, defeating him (using a gun, the weapon he has, up to this point, always hated, shooting the hero while helpless due to a tranquilizer dart) and believing him dead, buries him alive and then impersonates him. Spidey eventually digs his way out, but it takes ''a week'', due to Spidey having to recover from the paralysis that leaves him [[AndIMustScream still conscious and unable to move.]] Indeed, this experience clearly gave him nightmares for years to come, as ''every'' time Kraven was mentioned from that point on focuses on that story.

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* Clearly [[MoralEventHorizon the most evil]] thing Comicbook/SpiderMan's enemy Kraven the Hunter did was to inflict this on the hero during the "ComicBook/KravensLastHunt" storyline (also known as "Fearful Symmetry") the reason it's regarded as the definitive Kraven story. Having been driven completely AxeCrazy, AxCrazy, Kraven confronts the hero, defeating him (using a gun, the weapon he has, up to this point, always hated, shooting the hero while helpless due to a tranquilizer dart) and believing him dead, buries him alive and then impersonates him. Spidey eventually digs his way out, but it takes ''a week'', due to Spidey having to recover from the paralysis that leaves him [[AndIMustScream still conscious and unable to move.]] Indeed, this experience clearly gave him nightmares for years to come, as ''every'' time Kraven was mentioned from that point on focuses on that story.



** This happens in ''Batman R.I.P.'' Interestingly, they plan not to kill Batman, but merely wait for him to be permanently brain-damaged, believing killing Batman's mind is more important than killing his body. [[spoiler:Batman escapes. And he is ''PISSED''.]]

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** This happens in ''Batman R.I.P.'' ''Comicbook/BatmanRIP'' Interestingly, they plan not to kill Batman, but merely wait for him to be permanently brain-damaged, believing killing Batman's mind is more important than killing his body. [[spoiler:Batman escapes. And he is ''PISSED''.]]
23rd Aug '17 3:41:51 PM Dravencour
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* Some versions of the Bloody Mary legend had Mary as a girl who was buried alive after being mistakenly pronounced dead by a doctor when she took sick and fell into a deep coma, the truth only being revealed with the family being convinced to dig up the grave and finding Mary dead, but with numerous scratches on the inside of the coffin lid and her fingernails bloody from trying to claw her way out of her coffin.

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* Some versions of the Bloody Mary legend had Mary as a girl who was buried alive after being mistakenly pronounced dead by a doctor when she took sick and fell into a deep coma, the truth only being revealed with when the family being convinced to dig dug up the her grave and finding found Mary dead, but with numerous scratches on the inside of the coffin lid and her fingernails bloody from trying to claw her way out of her coffin.
23rd Aug '17 3:40:28 PM Dravencour
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* Some versions of the Bloody Mary legend had Mary as a girl who was buried alive after being mistakenly pronounced dead by a doctor when she took sick and fell into a deep coma, the truth only being revealed with the family being convinced to dig up the grave and finding Mary dead, but with numerous scratches on the inside of the coffin lid and her fingernails bloody from trying to claw her way out of her coffin.
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29th Jul '17 5:50:33 AM Sharlee
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* Recommended by the Dead Man as a potentially-effective execution method by which the contagious SerialKiller curse might be stopped in ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Red Iron Nights]]''. Averted when Garrett finds another solution that prevents the curse from jumping into the nearest convenient host when its bearer is killed.

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* Recommended by the Dead Man as a potentially-effective execution method by which the contagious SerialKiller curse might be stopped in ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Red Iron Nights]]''. Averted when Garrett finds another solution that prevents the curse from jumping into the nearest convenient a nearby potential host when its bearer is killed.
29th Jul '17 5:48:45 AM Sharlee
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* Recommended by the Dead Man as a potentially-effective execution method by which the contagious SerialKiller curse might be stopped in ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Red Iron Nights]]''. Averted when Garrett finds another solution that prevents the curse from jumping into the nearest convenient host when its bearer is killed.
27th Jul '17 3:23:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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"Sorry about this, ma'am," Harold said, stepping on the bell to silence it and plugging up the copper tube with dirt. "But this is August. Whatever you are down there, [[GenreSavvy you sure as hell ain't alive no more, and you ain't comin' up]]."

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"Sorry about this, ma'am," Harold said, stepping on the bell to silence it and plugging up the copper tube with dirt. "But this is August. Whatever you are down there, [[GenreSavvy you sure as hell ain't alive no more, and you ain't comin' up]].up."
24th Jun '17 12:15:17 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', the first time Hayley broke up with Jeff, Stan tried to help Jeff toughen up to win her back. Part of this involves burying Jeff in the backyard.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', the first time Hayley broke up with Jeff, Stan tried to help Jeff him toughen up to win her back. Part of this involves burying Jeff him in the backyard.
24th Jun '17 12:13:51 AM Vir
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* Happens TWICE in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.

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* Happens TWICE twice in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.


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** In a later episode, Barry buries a sleeping Francine under the Smiths' yard when he turns FauxAffablyEvil from not taking his medication.
24th Jun '17 12:11:56 AM Vir
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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''The Old Grey Hare'' takes us into the far distant future year of 2000 where a decrepit old Bugs and Elmer are still playing hunter and prey. As usual, Bugs puts on a fake dying scene and, having dug his own grave, stands in it as he exchanges tearful goodbyes with Elmer, manages to switch places with him, and quickly shovels the dirt over him, laughing manically. Then, just to rub it in a bit more, he pops into the ground and gives Elmer a big kiss on the face and a burning stick of dynamite!

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* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''The Old Grey Hare'' takes us into the far distant future year of 2000 where a decrepit old Bugs and Elmer are still playing hunter and prey. As usual, Bugs puts on a fake dying death scene and, having dug his own grave, stands in it as he exchanges tearful goodbyes with Elmer, manages to switch places with him, and quickly shovels the dirt over him, laughing manically. Then, just to rub it in a bit more, he pops into the ground and gives Elmer a big kiss on the face and a burning stick of dynamite!



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the titular character and Mr. Krabs bury a health inspector they allegedly killed earlier. The rain washes him out of the ground later however.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the titular character and Mr. Krabs bury a health inspector they allegedly killed earlier. The rain washes him out of the ground later later, however.
22nd Jun '17 8:39:25 AM JoSilv
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* ''Wentworth'':
** The fate given to [[spoiler: Joan]]. A rare example dished out by a heroic character, though given this series' use of GreyAndGrayMorality, precisely how heroic they are generally depends on the episode.
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