History Main / DatelessGrave

23rd Nov '16 8:17:26 AM Pichu-kun
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* While not a proper grave, Terra's statue in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is the same idea but plays this straight. It's even more notable because her statue in the [[ComicBook/TheNewTeenTitans comics]] featured one of the few times graves ''weren't'' dateless.

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* While not a proper grave, Terra's statue in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is the same idea but plays this straight. It's even more notable because her statue in the [[ComicBook/TheNewTeenTitans [[ComicBook/TeenTitans comics]] featured one of the few times graves ''weren't'' dateless.
23rd Nov '16 8:16:43 AM Pichu-kun
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* Ubiquitous in comics. The Comicbook/XMen have an entire cemetery full of dateless graves. However, it was averted when Jean Grey "died" for the first time -- her original lifespan was 1956 to 1980 (making her 24 when she died the first time), if you were wondering.
** Granted, it would be awkward to have a bunch of graves with a series of dates written on them for each successive death and return.
** Also, given the SlidingTimescale Marvel uses, the dates would start getting really confusing.

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* Ubiquitous in comics. The Comicbook/XMen have an entire cemetery full of dateless graves. However, it was averted when Jean Grey "died" for the first time -- her original lifespan was 1956 to 1980 (making her 24 when she died the first time), if you were wondering.
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wondering. Granted, it would be awkward to have a bunch of graves with a series of dates written on them for each successive death and return.
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return. Also, given the SlidingTimescale Marvel uses, the dates would start getting really confusing.



* The 2007 police comedy ''Film/HotFuzz'', especially the Sandford newspaper.
** In fact, the movie's time period ''is'' pinned down. Nicolas asks a clearly under-aged kid in a bar his birthday. The kid says 8th of May 1969, to which Nick replies, "So you're 37?" Which puts the movie in 2006, or early 2007.
*** Unless it was a trick question to trip the kid up...

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* The 2007 police comedy ''Film/HotFuzz'', especially the Sandford newspaper.
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newspaper. In fact, the movie's time period ''is'' pinned down. Nicolas asks a clearly under-aged kid in a bar his birthday. The kid says 8th of May 1969, to which Nick replies, "So you're 37?" Which puts the movie in 2006, or early 2007.
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2007. Unless it was a trick question to trip the kid up...



* Richie Ryan's tombstome on ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' lists how long he lived (22 years) but not the actual dates.
** Of course, part of this may have to do with Richie being an Immortal and him "dying" in a motorcycle race two years before his final, permanent death.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': The grave marker created by Gary Mitchell in "Where No Man has Gone Before".
** The use of Stardates helped hide the time line during the run of the show. Years were attributed to events as the Movies and Sequel Series came out.

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* Richie Ryan's tombstome on ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' lists how long he lived (22 years) but not the actual dates.
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dates. Of course, part of this may have to do with Richie being an Immortal and him "dying" in a motorcycle race two years before his final, permanent death.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': The grave marker created by Gary Mitchell in "Where No Man has Gone Before". \n** The use of Stardates helped hide the time line during the run of the show. Years were attributed to events as the Movies and Sequel Series came out.


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* While not a proper grave, Terra's statue in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is the same idea but plays this straight. It's even more notable because her statue in the [[ComicBook/TheNewTeenTitans comics]] featured one of the few times graves ''weren't'' dateless.
21st Sep '16 4:26:40 PM Ambaryerno
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** Though the grave does have a year-of-birth and the number of days he lived. However, Agatha's foot is blocking a clear view of the first two digits of the year, thus making the century of that event unreadable.

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** Though the grave does have a year-of-birth and the number of days he lived. However, Agatha's foot is blocking a clear view of the first two digits of the year, thus making the century of that event unreadable.unreadable (though based on the shape of the characters we ''can'' see, it's likely 1872, which would seem to fit into the Victorian culture underlying the steampunk).
10th Jun '16 6:59:53 AM Morgenthaler
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29th May '16 12:32:44 AM Doug86
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* Ubiquitous in comics. The {{Comicbook/X-Men}} have an entire cemetery full of dateless graves. However, it was averted when Jean Grey "died" for the first time -- her original lifespan was 1956 to 1980 (making her 24 when she died the first time), if you were wondering.

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* Ubiquitous in comics. The {{Comicbook/X-Men}} Comicbook/XMen have an entire cemetery full of dateless graves. However, it was averted when Jean Grey "died" for the first time -- her original lifespan was 1956 to 1980 (making her 24 when she died the first time), if you were wondering.



* Justified in ''{{Comicbook/ClanDestine}}''. Directly after the first arc, in which two relatives died, the two youngest members of the family visit the family cemetery and notice that there are no dates or last names on any of the graves. Their father explains that since the Destines are [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very long-lived]], they don't put anything that could give away [[TheMasquerade their secret]] on the graves.

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* Justified in ''{{Comicbook/ClanDestine}}''.''Comicbook/{{ClanDestine}}''. Directly after the first arc, in which two relatives died, the two youngest members of the family visit the family cemetery and notice that there are no dates or last names on any of the graves. Their father explains that since the Destines are [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very long-lived]], they don't put anything that could give away [[TheMasquerade their secret]] on the graves.



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* {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}''. For the first time in his life, Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow, and the dates on the gravestones are practically the ''only'' place in the whole series where specific years are given. This heightens the emotional impact of the scene considerably. (The only other bit of dating evidence is from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', on Nearly-Headless Nick's deathday cake, which, appropriately enough, is tombstone-shaped.) We can date the series from 1991-1998.

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* {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Literature/{{Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}''.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. For the first time in his life, Harry visits his parents' graves in Godric's Hollow, and the dates on the gravestones are practically the ''only'' place in the whole series where specific years are given. This heightens the emotional impact of the scene considerably. (The only other bit of dating evidence is from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', on Nearly-Headless Nick's deathday cake, which, appropriately enough, is tombstone-shaped.) We can date the series from 1991-1998.



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* {{Series/Sherlock}}'s grave gives only his name. It's a damn classy gravestone, though.

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* {{Series/Sherlock}}'s Series/{{Sherlock}}'s grave gives only his name. It's a damn classy gravestone, though.



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8th Feb '16 5:02:00 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "100 Proof Highway" (a VerySpecialEpisode themed around teenaged alcoholism) Mandrake learns that Kshin has [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocently]] started drinking liquor in imitation of his peers. To show Kshin [[ScareEmStraight what this could lead to]], Mandrake conjures up a vision in which an aged-up Kshin dies in a drink driving accident. The sequence ends with a shot of a gravestone bearing the inscription "Kshin RIP", with no dates given.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "100 Proof Highway" (a VerySpecialEpisode themed around teenaged alcoholism) Mandrake learns that Kshin has [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocently]] started drinking liquor in imitation of his peers. To show Kshin [[ScareEmStraight what this could lead to]], Mandrake conjures up a vision in which an aged-up Kshin dies in a drink driving accident. The sequence vision ends with a shot of a gravestone bearing the inscription "Kshin RIP", with no dates given.
19th Jan '16 2:45:53 PM Jake
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* In the third ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel, ''Literature/GravePeril'', Harry is given a PrematurelyMarkedGrave and gravestone by one of his (many) vampire nemeses. The gravestone has no date but reads "Harry Dresden--He died doing the right thing". Harry spends ''Literature/GhostStory'' as an OnlyMostlyDead spirit and uses the grave (still open and dateless, since they NeverFoundTheBody) as a place to hide during the day. As of ''Literature/ColdDays'', he is still alive, the grave is still dateless, and there is still a huge hole in the ground because apparently the city officials were REALLY bribed.

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* In the third ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel, ''Literature/GravePeril'', Harry is given a PrematurelyMarkedGrave and gravestone by one of his (many) vampire nemeses. The gravestone has no date but reads "Harry Dresden--He died doing the right thing". Harry spends ''Literature/GhostStory'' as an OnlyMostlyDead spirit and uses the grave (still open and dateless, since they NeverFoundTheBody) as a place to hide during the day. As of ''Literature/ColdDays'', he is still alive, the grave is still dateless, and there is still a huge hole in the ground because apparently the city officials were REALLY bribed. At least it's one less thing he has to [[PerpetualPoverty worry about finding the money for]] when he needs it for real.
16th Jan '16 6:44:05 AM Clare
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* Amy and Rory's gravestone in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Angels Take Manhattan" (in which both characters are separately sent back in time by the same Weeping Angel) contains only their names and their ages when they died.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "100 Proof Highway" (a VerySpecialEpisode themed around teenaged alcoholism) Mandrake learns that Kshin has [[ChildrenAreInnocent innocently]] started drinking liquor in imitation of his peers. To show Kshin [[ScareEmStraight what this could lead to]], Mandrake conjures up a vision in which an aged-up Kshin dies in a drink driving accident. The sequence ends with a shot of a gravestone bearing the inscription "Kshin RIP", with no dates given.
24th Nov '15 3:59:44 PM Seanette
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** Though the grave does have a year-of-birth and the number of days he lived. There is just something in the way to keep us from seeing what century that year was in.

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** Though the grave does have a year-of-birth and the number of days he lived. There However, Agatha's foot is just something in blocking a clear view of the way to keep us from seeing what first two digits of the year, thus making the century of that year was in.event unreadable.
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