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4th Apr '17 9:13:54 PM infernape612
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-->Marine Sgt. Hegarty: [[BerserkButton You never mess with a Marine's coffee]], if you want to live, Agent [=DiNozzo=].
-->Tony [=DiNozzo=]: [laughs] That's right. Dead man walking!

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-->Marine -->'''Marine Sgt. Hegarty: Hegarty''': [[BerserkButton You never mess with a Marine's coffee]], if you want to live, Agent [=DiNozzo=].
-->Tony [=DiNozzo=]:
[=DiNozzo=].\\
'''Tony [=DiNozzo=]''':
[laughs] That's right. Dead man walking!



* In the third episode of ''Stargate Atlantis'' Rodney who was starving, because an Ancient device didn't allow him to feed, abused this phrase and its variants.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' is titled "Dead Man Walking". In which Jack tries to resurect someone with a magic resurrection gauntlet against the warning of his companions.

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* In the third episode of ''Stargate Atlantis'' Rodney ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Rodney, who was starving, is starving because an Ancient device didn't won't allow him to feed, abused abuses this phrase and its variants.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' is titled "Dead Man Walking". In which Jack tries to resurect resurrect someone with a magic resurrection gauntlet against the warning of his companions.
21st Oct '16 6:23:27 PM intastiel
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* Variation from ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'':

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* Variation from ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'':''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', when [[spoiler:Vimes is accosted by a hostile SuperSupremacist werewolf]]:


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* In ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Shadow of a Dark Queen]]'', condemned criminals are drafted into a combat squad, told that they are legally dead and without rights, and forced to wear their nooses as a constant reminder of the alternative to service. [[spoiler:The survivors of their major SuicideMission are [[WinYourFreedom awarded their freedom]] at the end.]]
5th Oct '16 2:33:03 PM WanderingTedium
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Invoked by DeadStarWalking. Sometimes used to describe a state in a game that's UnwinnableByDesign.

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Invoked by DeadStarWalking. Sometimes used to describe a state in a game that's UnwinnableByDesign. Not to be confused with DeadCharacterWalking, which describes a video game glitch where the player still has control over a dead character.
21st Aug '16 12:40:28 PM nombretomado
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* As a dog is being led away to be put down at the [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons pound]] that Lucky's taken to in the EddieMurphy film version of ''Film/DrDolittle'', one of the dogs comments "dead dog walking."

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* As a dog is being led away to be put down at the [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons pound]] that Lucky's taken to in the EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy film version of ''Film/DrDolittle'', one of the dogs comments "dead dog walking."
25th Feb '16 3:54:20 AM StarTropes
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* At one point in the {{novelization}} of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin starts losing the duel when [[IShallTauntYou Dooku starts taunting him over his fear of the anger in his heart]], until Palpatine yells at him to use his fear and anger as his weapons to kill Dooku. At that point, the narration makes it clear that Dooku's a dead man; despite trying to keep up the fight, even he sees his impending death.
2nd Feb '16 5:48:13 AM StarTropes
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** ''NCIS'' also brings it up in the episode "Forced Entry":

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** This premise gets reused in the ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' episode "The Walking Dead."
** ''NCIS'' also brings it up in the episode "Forced Entry":Entry," after [=McGee=] is tricked into drinking Gibbs' coffee:


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** Also comes up after everyone on the team learns about [=McGee=]'s novel ''Deep Six'', which has characters based on him and his co-workers. Including an {{Expy}} of Gibbs named "L. J. Tibbs."
--> '''[=DiNozzo=]:''' Where is LJ, Dead Agent Walking?
30th Dec '15 4:09:07 PM DarthKieduss
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Sometimes, when the police are investigating a "murder" without a body, they find the so-called "victim" alive and well and the police utter "Dead Man Walking?"
5th Oct '15 6:54:39 AM AlienPatch
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* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Daffy gets fired from Warner Bros. Studios and is led out of the office by Kate and Bug's calls out "Dead duck walking!"

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* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Daffy gets fired from Warner Bros. Studios and is led out of the office by Kate and Bug's Bugs calls out "Dead duck walking!"
7th Sep '15 9:55:06 PM nombretomado
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* Another [=WH40K=] example: Within the NightLords legion there was a practice of placing a suspended execution upon legionaries who warranted death, but were too valuable to be executed at present. Their gauntlets were painted [[MarkOfShame arterial, or "sinner's" red]] and their lives continued at the whim of their primarch.

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* Another [=WH40K=] example: Within the NightLords Literature/NightLords legion there was a practice of placing a suspended execution upon legionaries who warranted death, but were too valuable to be executed at present. Their gauntlets were painted [[MarkOfShame arterial, or "sinner's" red]] and their lives continued at the whim of their primarch.
6th Sep '15 10:31:54 AM nombretomado
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* An ''{{NCIS}}'' episode titled "Dead Man Walking" involves a victim who has gotten radiation poisoning and the team has to figure out whodunit before he dies.

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* An ''{{NCIS}}'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode titled "Dead Man Walking" involves a victim who has gotten radiation poisoning and the team has to figure out whodunit before he dies.
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