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* [[spoiler: Michel]] from ''VisualNovel/TheHouseInFataMorgana'' is impaled to death and then crucified for three days and finally burnt at the stake as he was accused of being a devil's child due to [[spoiler: being intersex.]]
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12th Sep '16 4:38:08 AM Blazer_the_Delphox
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* Music/{{CreatureFeature}} mentions this and many other tortures in their new song ''Here There Be Witches''

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* Music/{{CreatureFeature}} mentions this and many other tortures in their new song ''Here "Here There Be Witches''Witches".
7th Sep '16 12:09:57 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'', Wednesday chose an ancestor who was executed in this fashion for a school project about role models. Naturally, her teacher was more than a little concerned. Morticia explains that the ancestor in question danced naked in the streets and enslaved a minister.
--> '''Morticia''': "But don't worry. We've told Wednesday, 'college first.'"
28th Aug '16 12:00:43 PM LordGro
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* In "Literature/LoreLay" by Clemens Brentano, Lore Lay is accused of sorcery. When she stands trial before the bishop, she asks to be burnt as a witch, because she does no longer want to live.
16th Aug '16 7:14:16 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Series/BlackAdder'' episode "Witchsmeller Pursuivant" had loads of fun with this trope. The witch hunter is the real witch, since when he is killed, the King recovers and everything goes back to normal (for the show.) There is another witch running around, but she's Edmund's Mother!

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* The ''Series/BlackAdder'' ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Witchsmeller Pursuivant" had loads of fun with this trope. The witch hunter titular "witch-hunter" convicts Edmund and his associates of witchcraft in an absurd KangarooCourt, and they are sentenced to be burned alive. However, the Queen provides them a doll that resembles the Witchsmeller, who catches fire himself while they're unharmed. The episode implies that the Queen is the real witch, since when he is killed, the King recovers and everything goes back to normal (for the show.) There is another witch running around, but she's Edmund's Mother! witch.
11th Aug '16 1:46:03 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* It wasn't uncommon to burn {{Japanese Christian}}s, whether at the stake or not, during the persecutions that took place in the times of Japanese isolation. Some of the bictims were St. Marina Omura, St. Tecla Hashimoto and her whole family, the martyrs of Nagasaki in either 1622 or 1632, Michael Kuzuriya aka the Good Samaritan from Nagasaki, etc.

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* It wasn't uncommon to burn {{Japanese Christian}}s, whether at the stake or not, during the persecutions that took place in the times of Japanese isolation. Some of the bictims were victims were: St. Marina Omura, St. Tecla Hashimoto and her whole family, the martyrs of Nagasaki in either 1622 or 1632, Michael Kuzuriya aka the Good Samaritan from Nagasaki, etc.
1st Aug '16 1:27:13 PM merotoker
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* Almost happens in an old ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' comic where Mickey and Gyro Gearloose are transported back to Puritan times and Gyro uses his lighter to start a fire, getting him and Mickey accused of using witchcraft.
* Nightcrawler of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' has this (actually, he's about to be staked, but it's the same principle) happening to him in his very first appearance - though the crowd thinks he is a demon, not a witch, due to his blue fur, pointed ears, fangs, and ''barbed tail''. Also, a number of their children had recently been murdered.
* A bleak story from the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Tales of the Slayers]]'' collection features a reluctant Slayer who nonetheless saves her town from an army of marauding vamps... and for her pains is burned for witchcraft by the townsfolk. The [[UngratefulBastard townsfolk]] pay for their stupidity when the Slayer's Watcher, out of revenge, opens the town's gate, letting the remaining vampires in for the slaughter.

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* Almost happens in an old ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' ''ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}}'' comic where Mickey and Gyro Gearloose are transported back to Puritan times and Gyro uses his lighter to start a fire, getting him and Mickey accused of using witchcraft.
* Nightcrawler ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the ''Comicbook/XMen'' has this (actually, he's about to be staked, but it's the same principle) happening to him in his very first appearance - though the crowd thinks he is a demon, not a witch, due to his blue fur, pointed ears, fangs, and ''barbed tail''. Also, a number of their children had recently been murdered.
* A bleak story from the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Tales of the Slayers]]'' collection features a reluctant Slayer who nonetheless saves her town from an army of marauding vamps... and for her pains is burned for witchcraft by the townsfolk. The [[UngratefulBastard townsfolk]] pay for their stupidity when the Slayer's Watcher, out of revenge, opens the town's gate, letting the remaining vampires in for the slaughter.



* The ''Comicbook/{{Chick Tract|s}}'' dealing with the Salem witch trials is called ''[[https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1078/1078_01.asp Satan Comes to Salem,]]'' but the Satan he refers to is not in the form of witches. Instead he blames wicked Puritans that have innocent Christians hanged for witchcraft. Chick elaborates that "to justify the execution of witches...they used the Old Testament law [[Literature/TheBible (Exodus 22:18)]], but never considered New Testament grace [[Literature/TheBible (Matthew 5:44 & John 1:17)]]," which is surprising given how he excoriates everyone from Catholics to atheists with total abandon and doesn't demonstrate much (if any) New Testament grace himself.

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* The ''Comicbook/{{Chick Tract|s}}'' dealing with the Salem witch trials is called ''[[https://www.''[[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1078/1078_01.asp Satan Comes to Salem,]]'' but the Satan he refers to is not in the form of witches. Instead he blames wicked Puritans that have innocent Christians hanged for witchcraft. Chick elaborates that "to justify the execution of witches...they used the Old Testament law [[Literature/TheBible (Exodus 22:18)]], but never considered New Testament grace [[Literature/TheBible (Matthew 5:44 & John 1:17)]]," which is surprising given how he excoriates everyone from Catholics to atheists with total abandon and doesn't demonstrate much (if any) New Testament grace himself.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'', they believe the title character was a mistaken [[NewerThanTheyThink Wicca]] practitioner. She was actually a witch.



* From ''Film/ScoobyDooCurseOfTheLakeMonster'', happens to Wanda Grubwart when she was alive in the 1800s.

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* From Happens to Wanda Grubwart in ''Film/ScoobyDooCurseOfTheLakeMonster'', happens to Wanda Grubwart when she was alive in the 1800s.



** The midwife/healing woman Matilda is accused of witchcraft and dunked in the village pond. Somewhat {{subverted}} in that her accusers don't really ''believe'' she's a witch, but in fact want her to ''use'' her healing abilities to save the life of a political enemy. She refuses, and into the water she goes...

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** The midwife/healing woman Matilda is accused of witchcraft and dunked in the village pond. Somewhat {{subverted}} {{subverted|Trope}} in that her accusers don't really ''believe'' she's a witch, but in fact want her to ''use'' her healing abilities to save the life of a political enemy. She refuses, and into the water she goes...



* ''Series/{{QI}}'' skewers this, with Alan expressing the opinion that witches were burnt, and Creator/StephenFry explaining that, regardless of what you might have read in books - "and I use the term 'books' very loosely" - like ''TheDaVinciCode'', two people may have been burnt for witchcraft, ever, and most accused witches were found not guilty.

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'' skewers this, with Alan expressing the opinion that witches were burnt, and Creator/StephenFry explaining that, regardless of what you might have read in books - "and I use the term 'books' very loosely" - like ''TheDaVinciCode'', ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'', two people may have been burnt for witchcraft, ever, and most accused witches were found not guilty.



* Spoofed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOF6gjFRTGo this sketch]] from ''Series/HorribleHistories'' called "Wicked Witches". The sketch is an advert for Witch-finders Direct who claim to find some innocent woman and blame your misfortunes on her and have her burnt to death. They might also send witches' cats to prison.

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* Spoofed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOF6gjFRTGo this sketch]] a sketch from ''Series/HorribleHistories'' called "Wicked Witches". The sketch is an advert for Witch-finders Direct who claim to find some innocent woman and blame your misfortunes on her and have her burnt to death. They might also send witches' cats to prison.



* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Series/SleepyHollow'': The grave of Ichabod's wife Katrina indicates that she was burned as a witch, but in truth, this never actually happened: [[spoiler: She's really stuck in Purgatory and the grave is meant to mark the location of the Headless Horseman's head]].

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Series/SleepyHollow'': The grave of Ichabod's wife Katrina indicates that she was burned as a witch, but in truth, this never actually happened: [[spoiler: She's really stuck in Purgatory and the grave is meant to mark the location of the Headless Horseman's head]].



* The generic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module "The Apocalypse Stone" has a sort of {{subversion}}. The player characters come upon a town where they are about to "burn the witch". They must (to pass a test of character they don't know about, anyway) find out the truth about her guilt. At first it appears she is innocent, and the missing child she's accused of killing can be found elsewhere - but looking into it more carefully reveals that yes, she is still a witch who's into human sacrifice and worships a devil. Mind you, even if the burning takes place, the local good-aligned community leader intends to quickly strangle her under the cover of smoke instead, so that's another aspect that's subverted.

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* The generic ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module "The Apocalypse Stone" has a sort of {{subversion}}.{{subver|tedTrope}}sion. The player characters come upon a town where they are about to "burn the witch". They must (to pass a test of character they don't know about, anyway) find out the truth about her guilt. At first it appears she is innocent, and the missing child she's accused of killing can be found elsewhere - but looking into it more carefully reveals that yes, she is still a witch who's into human sacrifice and worships a devil. Mind you, even if the burning takes place, the local good-aligned community leader intends to quickly strangle her under the cover of smoke instead, so that's another aspect that's subverted.



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy Video Game!]]'', one of Brian's levels requires you to get by a trio of police officers by knocking a witch hat onto one of them, causing the other two to mistake him for a witch and set him on fire.

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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy Video Game!]]'', one of Brian's levels requires you to get by a trio of police officers by knocking a witch hat onto one of them, causing the other two to mistake him for a witch and set him on fire.






* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' movie, they believe the title character was a mistaken [[NewerThanTheyThink Wicca]] practitioner. She was actually a witch.



* It wasn't uncommon to burn {{japanese christian}}s, whether at the stake or not, during the persecutions that took place in the times of Japanese isolation. Some of the bictims were St. Marina Omura, St. Tecla Hashimoto and her whole family, the martyrs of Nagasaki in either 1622 or 1632, Michael Kuzuriya aka the Good Samaritan from Nagasaki, etc.

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* It wasn't uncommon to burn {{japanese christian}}s, {{Japanese Christian}}s, whether at the stake or not, during the persecutions that took place in the times of Japanese isolation. Some of the bictims were St. Marina Omura, St. Tecla Hashimoto and her whole family, the martyrs of Nagasaki in either 1622 or 1632, Michael Kuzuriya aka the Good Samaritan from Nagasaki, etc.
28th Jul '16 5:29:07 AM kasperow
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* In early 2016, Radiohead released a single titled "Burn The Witch".
11th Jul '16 5:37:54 PM Vir
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* ''Videogame/{{Starbound}}'' has the Glitch as a race born of an experiment to test out how civilizations advanced, who got stuck in MedievalStasis when their programming bugged out. The response of the rest when one figures it out and turns self-aware? This trope.

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* ''Videogame/{{Starbound}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' has the Glitch as a race born of an experiment to test out how civilizations advanced, who got stuck in MedievalStasis when their programming bugged out. The response of the rest when one figures it out and turns self-aware? This trope.


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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Family Guy Video Game!]]'', one of Brian's levels requires you to get by a trio of police officers by knocking a witch hat onto one of them, causing the other two to mistake him for a witch and set him on fire.
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