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17th May '16 2:44:41 PM WillKeaton
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* In "Fanfic/BreakingBoundaries", Koko seems to really want the witch hunt to happen and constantly does whatever he can to 'find' a witch and get them hung or burned. [[spoiler: Ironically he is the witch]]

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* In "Fanfic/BreakingBoundaries", ''Fanfic/BreakingBoundaries,'' Koko seems to really want the witch hunt to happen and constantly does whatever he can to 'find' a witch and get them hung or burned. [[spoiler: Ironically he is the witch]]
17th May '16 2:44:18 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Mutant}}'', Kittery Abigail is called a witch, and the mob is ''glad'' when she was killed by stray bullets when a member [[ShootTheLock Shot The Lock]].

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Mutant}}'', Kittery Abigail is called a witch, and the mob is ''glad'' when she was killed by stray bullets when a member [[ShootTheLock [[ShootOutTheLock Shot The Lock]].
16th May '16 9:36:19 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon", Orastes nearly met this in the BackStory.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon", ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', Orastes nearly met this in the BackStory.
1st May '16 12:20:24 PM SteveMB
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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Festival", the unburned corpse of a wizard (or, presumably, a witch) can give rise to a walking humanoid mass of worms, which collectively become host to the dead spellcaster's mind when they consume its rotting flesh. Why it's necessary to burn such people ''alive'' is not explained, however.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Festival", the unburned corpse of a wizard (or, presumably, a witch) can give rise to [[TheWormThatWalks a walking humanoid mass of worms, worms]], which collectively become host to the dead spellcaster's mind when they consume its rotting flesh. Why it's necessary to burn such people ''alive'' is not explained, however.
25th Apr '16 1:03:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The legendary origin of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_crista-galli ceibo]]'' tree and flowers is tied to this trope. It says that as the Spanish conquerors explored the lands of what's now UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}}, the Guarani tribe opposed them fiercely; one of their biggest enemies was Anahí, an ActionGirl who used to be an ugly but kind FriendToAllLivingThings MysteriousWaif, but TookALevelInBadass to defend her people. When the Spanish finally captured poor Anahí, they burned her at the stake; according to different versions either she sang a last song as she died and her charred corpse became a ''ceibo'' tree in the morning, or the flames refused to touch Anahí and she slowly turned into into a ''ceibo'' in front of the conquerors.

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* The legendary origin of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_crista-galli ceibo]]'' tree and flowers is tied to this trope. It says that as the Spanish conquerors explored the lands of what's now UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}}, the Guarani tribe opposed them fiercely; one of their biggest enemies was Anahí, an ActionGirl who used to be an ugly but kind FriendToAllLivingThings MysteriousWaif, but TookALevelInBadass to defend her people. When the Spanish finally captured poor Anahí, they burned her at the stake; according to different versions either [[DefiantToTheEnd she sang a last song as she died burned to death]] and her charred corpse became a ''ceibo'' tree in the morning, or the flames refused to touch Anahí and she slowly turned into into a ''ceibo'' in front of the conquerors.
20th Apr '16 12:59:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The legendary origin of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_crista-galli ceibo]]'' tree and flowers is tied to this trope. As the Spanish conquerors explored the lands of what's now UsefulNotes/Argentina, the Guarani tribe opposed them fiercely; one of their fiercest enemies was Anahí, an ActionGirl who used to be an ugly but kind FriendToAllLivingThings MysteriousWaif, but TookALevelInBadass to defend her people. When the Spanish finally captured poor Anahí, they burned her at the stake; according to different versions either she sang a last song as she died and her charred corpse became a ''ceibo'' tree, or the flames refused to touch Anahí and she slowly turned into into a ''ceibo'' in front of the conquerors.

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* The legendary origin of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_crista-galli ceibo]]'' tree and flowers is tied to this trope. As It says that as the Spanish conquerors explored the lands of what's now UsefulNotes/Argentina, UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}}, the Guarani tribe opposed them fiercely; one of their fiercest biggest enemies was Anahí, an ActionGirl who used to be an ugly but kind FriendToAllLivingThings MysteriousWaif, but TookALevelInBadass to defend her people. When the Spanish finally captured poor Anahí, they burned her at the stake; according to different versions either she sang a last song as she died and her charred corpse became a ''ceibo'' tree, tree in the morning, or the flames refused to touch Anahí and she slowly turned into into a ''ceibo'' in front of the conquerors.



* ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', naturally (see RealLife example below). In a twist, however, it is not Jeanne who suffers this fate, as she's [[NeverFoundTheBody currently missing]] and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat presumed dead]]. Rather, the girl who's burned at the stake is her friend [[ReplacementGoldfish Liane, who had been forced to impersonate her friend by the French commanders]] [[ElCidPloy in order to keep morale up]].

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* ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', naturally (see RealLife example below). In a twist, however, it is not Jeanne who suffers this fate, as she's [[NeverFoundTheBody currently missing]] and [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat presumed dead]]. Rather, the girl who's burned at the stake is her best friend [[ReplacementGoldfish Liane, who had been forced to impersonate her friend by the French commanders]] [[ElCidPloy in order to keep morale up]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IF4bQOSKQQ Jeanne even tries to *stop* Liane's execution, but isn't able to get there in time]].
20th Apr '16 12:52:31 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The legendary origin of the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythrina_crista-galli ceibo]]'' tree and flowers is tied to this trope. As the Spanish conquerors explored the lands of what's now UsefulNotes/Argentina, the Guarani tribe opposed them fiercely; one of their fiercest enemies was Anahí, an ActionGirl who used to be an ugly but kind FriendToAllLivingThings MysteriousWaif, but TookALevelInBadass to defend her people. When the Spanish finally captured poor Anahí, they burned her at the stake; according to different versions either she sang a last song as she died and her charred corpse became a ''ceibo'' tree, or the flames refused to touch Anahí and she slowly turned into into a ''ceibo'' in front of the conquerors.
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5th Apr '16 8:40:28 PM ultimomant
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* Invoked in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. [[spoiler:Lex Luthor knows that Superman is Clark Kent, so he kidnaps Martha Kent to force him to work for him. Luthor claims Superman is a devil, and since Martha is his mother, she must be a witch. The word "Witch" is etched onto her forehead and Luthor has a mook prepared to kill her with a flamethrower. Fortunately, Batman saves her.]]
3rd Apr '16 8:52:30 PM ultimomant
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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Asia Argento was praised by the Church for having HealingHands. Unfortunately, when it was discovered that her power works on everybody, including demons (she healed the demon Diodora Astaroth while thinking he was human, and he in fact planned this to alienate her from the Church), the Church accused her of gaining the power by a DealWithTheDevil and ordered her execution. Luckily, she meets the heroes.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Asia Argento was praised by the Church for having HealingHands. Unfortunately, when it was discovered that her power works on everybody, including demons (she healed the demon Diodora Astaroth while thinking he was human, and he in fact planned this to alienate her from the Church), the Church accused her of gaining the power by a DealWithTheDevil and ordered her execution. Luckily, she meets the heroes.
20th Mar '16 11:03:21 AM nouncer
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* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToChastity'' the town Chastity used to be the site of many witch burnings. Turns out one of the women burned was an actual witch. She revived herself and got some payback on the town inhabitants.
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