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14th Jan '18 6:03:07 PM pwiegle
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* Following his death at the hands of FBI agents, John Dillinger's body was put on public display at the Cook County morgue in Chicago. An estimated 15,000 people viewed his corpse over a day and a half.
9th Jan '18 12:20:57 AM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/PatemaInverted'': Shortly after she's captured by the Agian government, their leader, [[SinisterMinister Izamura]], shows her [[MakeAnExampleOfThem what'd become of the only other "of her kind" to visit the surface:]] [[spoiler: Lagos' dead body, perfectly preserved in a glass stasis chamber]]. Which is how she finally learns why he hadn't returned, after all those years.

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* ''Anime/PatemaInverted'': Shortly after she's Patema is captured by the Agian government, their leader, [[SinisterMinister Izamura]], shows her [[MakeAnExampleOfThem what'd become of the only other "of her kind" to visit the surface:]] [[spoiler: Lagos' dead body, perfectly preserved in a glass stasis chamber]]. Which is how she finally learns why he hadn't returned, after all those years.
9th Jan '18 12:18:55 AM Dravencour
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* '''Perverse Amusement''': A corpse may be used to show an ignominious fate, often as a sideshow attraction. This is often played for BlackComedy, if not straight tragedy, and is often used in fiction either as the precursor to a haunting or to show a lack of respect or knowledge of a dead person

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* '''Perverse Amusement''': A corpse may be used to show an ignominious fate, often as a sideshow attraction. This is often played for BlackComedy, if not straight tragedy, and is often used in fiction either as the precursor to a haunting or to show a lack of respect or knowledge of a dead person
person (making this another effective way to KickTheDog).
9th Jan '18 12:17:51 AM Dravencour
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* In the dark AU ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3780515/1/When-Killing-is-Necessary When Killing is Necessary,]]'' Kim gets killed by Warhok and stuffed her body, preserving her in a permanent fighting stance with a sneer on her lifeless face.

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* In the dark ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' AU ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3780515/1/When-Killing-is-Necessary When Killing is Necessary,]]'' Kim gets is killed by Warhok and stuffed her body, body is stuffed, preserving her in a permanent fighting stance with a sneer on her lifeless face.
30th Dec '17 7:23:03 AM DaibhidC
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* The Discworld examples below of pubs called "The _____'s Head", with a sign that isn't just a sign, are a reference to the supposed origins of the many pubs in the UK called the Saracen's (or sometimes Turk's) Head, which were thought to have done something similar after the Crusades. While there ''is'' a Crusader connection, they got their names from the symbol on the local knight's coat of arms, not from a grisly souvenir he took home with him.
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28th Dec '17 5:50:02 PM merotoker
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* In the Devils Due ''Franchise/GIJoe'' comic "America's Elite", Cobra Commander kills his son Billy and hangs the body from a flag pole.
* A {{Marvel|Universe}} villain takes the name Zodiac and kills every single member of a team by the same name before mounting their heads on his wall.

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* In the Devils Due ''Franchise/GIJoe'' ''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue'' comic "America's Elite", Cobra Commander kills his son Billy and hangs the body from a flag pole.
* A {{Marvel|Universe}} Franchise/{{Marvel|Universe}} villain takes the name Zodiac and kills every single member of a team by the same name before mounting their heads on his wall.



* In the Literature/{{Worm}} x Videogame/{{Dishonored}} crossover fanfic, ''FanFic/AChangeOfPace'', [[spoiler:New Wave finds Tattletale's body like this in one of the Bone Carver's hideouts.]]

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* In the Literature/{{Worm}} x Videogame/{{Dishonored}} crossover fanfic, ''FanFic/AChangeOfPace'', [[spoiler:New Wave finds Tattletale's body like this in one of the Bone Carver's hideouts.]]hideouts]].



* ''Franchise/StarWars''

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* ''Franchise/StarWars''''Franchise/StarWars'':



* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': The final line of the novel is the authorís plea for giving Erik's body (the titular phantom) this treatment. Oddly enough, It seems to be a Type 1, when the person was an honored figure (despite the fact that Erik was a PsychoticManchild unrepentant killer, he was a truly great MadArtist), and his body would be preserved as a relic/object of reverence:

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* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': The final line of the novel is the authorís plea for giving Erik's body (the titular phantom) this treatment. Oddly enough, It seems to be a Type 1, when the person was an honored figure (despite the fact that Erik was a PsychoticManchild PsychopathicManchild unrepentant killer, he was a truly great MadArtist), and his body would be preserved as a relic/object of reverence:



** Then encountered by Kalam, also in ''Literature/DeadhouseGates'', before the ruins of a sacked City. Hundreds of Children have been impaled and left to die, once again hitting home how deep the hatred of the Malazans runs in the ranks of the apocylypse.

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** Then encountered by Kalam, also in ''Literature/DeadhouseGates'', before the ruins of a sacked City. Hundreds of Children have been impaled and left to die, once again hitting home how deep the hatred of the Malazans runs in the ranks of the apocylypse.apocalypse.



* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl has to arrange a funeral for the man he and his ex-wife accidentally kidnapped. (The man died in an unfortunate MurphysBed incident, and having been an accidental victim of Earl, is now on Earl's list.) Earl speaks to a funeral director, who simply loves arranging the deceased in what he calls a "living pastiche," showing their favorite pastime. (This is not always popular with the families of the deceased, who often wish for a more traditional funeral with an actual casket.) Earl asks him to do a traditional funeral, but that doesn't work out, since the man evidently had no family or friends...at least not in RealLife. It turns out all his friends were online, and when they are informed of his death, they arrange a funeral in which he can get a proper euology...and he is put on display in front of a computer, just as he always loved.

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* On ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Earl has to arrange a funeral for the man he and his ex-wife accidentally kidnapped. (The man died in an unfortunate MurphysBed incident, and having been an accidental victim of Earl, is now on Earl's list.) Earl speaks to a funeral director, who simply loves arranging the deceased in what he calls a "living pastiche," showing their favorite pastime. (This is not always popular with the families of the deceased, who often wish for a more traditional funeral with an actual casket.) Earl asks him to do a traditional funeral, but that doesn't work out, since the man evidently had no family or friends...at least not in RealLife. It turns out all his friends were online, and when they are informed of his death, they arrange a funeral in which he can get a proper euology...eulogy...and he is put on display in front of a computer, just as he always loved.



* Discussed but not ultimately carried out in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', after [[spoiler: Emmeryn [[HeroicSuicide leaps off the precipice]] in [[WhamEpisode chapter nine]] to undo Gangrel's SadisticChoice.]] [[spoiler: Which is {{foreshadowing}} of her [[DisneyDeath ultimate survival]].]]

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* Discussed but not ultimately carried out in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', after [[spoiler: Emmeryn [[HeroicSuicide leaps off the precipice]] in [[WhamEpisode chapter nine]] to undo Gangrel's SadisticChoice.]] [[spoiler: Which is {{foreshadowing}} of her [[DisneyDeath ultimate survival]].]]survival]]]].



* The body of The Flying Dutchman from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' became a window display.

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* The body of The Flying Dutchman from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' became a window display.



* There have been multiple incidents of people willing their skulls to theater companies to be used as Yorick in productions of ''{{Hamlet}}''.

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* There have been multiple incidents of people willing their skulls to theater companies to be used as Yorick in productions of ''{{Hamlet}}''.''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
16th Dec '17 8:01:59 PM InquisitiveQuery
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' full Huntsclan members use as helmets the skull of the first dragon they killed. Also, Rose had to show the Huntsman the skin of her first dragon to prove she had actually done it and not faked it (she had faked it, and showed him the skin Jake shed naturally).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' full Huntsclan members use as helmets the skull of the first dragon they killed. Also, Rose had to show the Huntsman the skin of her first dragon to prove she had actually done it and not faked it (she [[spoiler:she had faked it, and showed him the skin Jake shed naturally).naturally.]]
1st Dec '17 11:18:17 AM TheLuckyCat
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** Tyrion provides the page quote, "Heads, spikes, walls," as his solution if the small council troubles him.

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** Tyrion provides the page quote, "Heads, spikes, walls," as his father's solution if the small council troubles him.



** Robb Stark gets a particularly nasty desecration when his head is swapped with that of his direwolf in mockery of his rumoured supernatural abilities.

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** Robb Stark gets a particularly nasty desecration when his head is swapped with that of his direwolf in mockery of his rumoured supernatural abilities.abilities, [[EveryoneHasStandards which even horrifies]] [[TheBrute Sandor.]]


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** After defeating [[FauxActionGirl Obara and Nymeria Sand]] (and ''easily'', at that) during a battle, Euron Greyjoy then adds insult to injury by pinning Obara to the prow by her own spear and hanging Nymeria from the end of it by her whip.
23rd Nov '17 6:25:42 PM wolftickets1969
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* At the beginning of ''Film/Scream1996'', Casey Becker is GuttedLikeAFish and strung up on a tree with a rope swing. Later, offscreen, Principal Himbry is similarly gutted and hung from a football goalpost to draw the non-major characters away from Stu's party.

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* At the beginning of ''Film/Scream1996'', Casey Becker is GuttedLikeAFish and strung up on a tree with a rope swing. Later, offscreen, Principal Himbry is similarly gutted and hung from a football goalpost to draw the non-major non-essential characters away from Stu's party.
23rd Nov '17 6:24:10 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''Literature/AliBabaAndTheFortyThieves'', after Cassim is trapped in the cave and killed by the thieves, they quarter his corpse and display the pieces at the cave's entrance as a warning to others who might enter.
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