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15th Apr '18 3:48:23 PM HeyPC
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when one of the skeletons is allergic to the protagonist's Mexican Hairless Dog:
-->'''Miguel''': But he doesn't have any hair!
-->'''Skeleton''': And I don't have a nose, and yet here we are. *sneezes*
11th Apr '18 9:27:36 PM EdnaWalker
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See also SkullForAHead, {{Calcas}}, and StrippedToTheBone. May or may not be [[TheDeadCanDance prone to dancing]]. A unique example is TheGrimReaper, so ubiquitous it's its own trope.

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See also SkullForAHead, {{Calcas}}, {{Calacas}}, and StrippedToTheBone. May or may not be [[TheDeadCanDance prone to dancing]]. A unique example is TheGrimReaper, so ubiquitous it's its own trope.
11th Apr '18 9:27:04 PM EdnaWalker
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In UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, Dem Bones are called ''calacas'' and are associated with the Day of the Dead holiday much the same way bunnies are associated with Easter, making them less common as stock spooky elements (they tend to be more comedic). It helps that said calacas are made of sugar and chocolate.

See also SkullForAHead and StrippedToTheBone. May or may not be [[TheDeadCanDance prone to dancing]]. A unique example is TheGrimReaper, so ubiquitous it's its own trope.

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In UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, Dem Bones are called ''calacas'' ''{{Calacas}}'' and are associated with the Day of the Dead holiday much the same way bunnies are associated with Easter, making them less common as stock spooky elements (they tend to be more comedic). It helps that said calacas are made of sugar and chocolate.

See also SkullForAHead SkullForAHead, {{Calcas}}, and StrippedToTheBone. May or may not be [[TheDeadCanDance prone to dancing]]. A unique example is TheGrimReaper, so ubiquitous it's its own trope.
6th Apr '18 11:06:58 PM dvorak
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* ''Pet Sematary'' by Music/TheRamones mentions dancing skeletons and rattling bones as some of the many graveyard horrors the singer wishes to avoid becoming.
16th Mar '18 10:41:06 AM vexusdylandasecond
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** The Overlord of Evil's a living skeleton with CreepyLongArms wearing tattered robes.
16th Mar '18 10:17:12 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Master of the Dammed is a LeanAndMean living skeleton.
14th Mar '18 4:22:20 PM rixion
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* The ''Final Fantasy Legend[=/=]VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' games feature families of skeletal monsters, which all dress as pirates for some reason. They mostly appear as enemies, but can also be recruited into your party, or existing monsters in your party can transform into them.

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* The ''Final Fantasy Legend[=/=]VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' Legend[=/=]''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' games feature families of skeletal monsters, which all dress as pirates for some reason. They mostly appear as enemies, but can also be recruited into your party, or existing monsters in your party can transform into them.
14th Mar '18 8:02:08 AM FF32
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* In ''VideoGame/WhereTheWaterTastesLikeWine'', the Dire Wolf turns the player character into an animate skeleton, so that they can complete their task no matter how long it takes. Regular people don't seem to perceive this change, though some can sense a dark aura in you.
13th Mar '18 5:21:54 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': A group of Martellus' knights are stripped to the bone by an attack which animates their remains to be loyal servants to the user.
9th Mar '18 10:20:13 PM MagnusForce
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* In a memorable film example, Creator/RayHarryhausen's animated skeletons make up half of a ChromaKey battle scene in ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'', after they sprout from the earth where hydra teeth are sown. This depiction is likely to yet further [[SadlyMythtaken simplify the original story]] by letting Jason kill [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman apparently]] mindless {{Mooks}}, since in the original myths, the dragon's teeth grow into the perfectly sentient warriors called ''[[http://www.theoi.com/Gigante/Spartoi.html spartoi]]'', none of whom Jason left alive.

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* In a memorable film example, Creator/RayHarryhausen's animated skeletons make up half of a ChromaKey battle scene in ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'', after they sprout from the earth where hydra teeth are sown. This depiction is likely to yet further [[SadlyMythtaken simplify the original story]] by letting Jason kill [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman apparently]] mindless {{Mooks}}, since However in the original myths, the dragon's teeth grow into the perfectly sentient they were instead flesh-and-blood warriors called ''[[http://www.theoi.com/Gigante/Spartoi.html spartoi]]'', none of whom Jason left alive.spartoi]]''.



* Creator/TheThreeStooges encounter one of these in ''The Ghost Talks''.

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* Creator/TheThreeStooges Film/TheThreeStooges encounter one of these in ''The Ghost Talks''.



* One of the most infamous monsters encountered by Sun Wukong and company in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' was the White Bone Demon, a living skeleton creature who impersonates innocent humans. Wukong sees through each disguise easily thanks to his powers, but Xuanzang is fooled and eventually banishes Wukong after one too many "innocents" are killed.



* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Season 1 gives us Bones, Season 3 gives us Rita Repulsa's halfwit brother Rito Revolto. Who's based on Gasha Dokuro from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', who's based on an actual folklore creature of a gigantic skeleton.

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Season 1 gives us Bones, who was the first monster the Rangers fought. Season 3 gives us Rita Repulsa's halfwit brother Rito Revolto. Who's Revolto, who's based on Gasha Dokuro from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', who's in turn based on an actual creature in Japanese folklore creature of a gigantic skeleton.described in the Mythology and Religion folder.



* ''OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' has a character named A Real Magic Skeleton, who is... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can probably guess]].

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* ''OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' has a character named A Real Magic Skeleton, who is... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can probably guess]].
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