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8th May '16 11:26:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The beginning of the film-noir parody ''TheCheapDetective'' has the detective inspecting several corpses that are frozen in upright positions, [[InsaneTrollLogic killed so fast that they didn't have time to react]].

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* The beginning of the film-noir parody ''TheCheapDetective'' ''Film/TheCheapDetective'' has the detective inspecting several corpses that are frozen in upright positions, [[InsaneTrollLogic killed so fast that they didn't have time to react]].



* A subversion in the comedy western ''CitySlickers'': Curly the leather-tough cowboy dies upright.. while peacefully smoking a cigarette.

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* A subversion in the comedy western ''CitySlickers'': ''Film/CitySlickers'': Curly the leather-tough cowboy dies upright.. while peacefully smoking a cigarette.
25th Apr '16 1:32:09 PM LordGro
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* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': The morning after he has sunk his money into a swamp, Skallagrim is found dead sitting upright on the edge of his bed.

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* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': The morning after he has sunk his money into a swamp, Skallagrim is found dead sitting upright on the edge of his bed. The people of the farm are creeped out, and their behavior shows they are afraid that Skallagrim may turn a revenant.


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* ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Laxdæla saga]]'': At the marriage feast of her grandson Olaf, the old Unn the Deep-Minded transfers ownership of her farm to Olaf, then retires to her chamber. The next day, Olaf finds Unn dead sitting upright on her bed. This is met with admiration.
-->''Everyone was impressed at how well Unn had kept her dignity to her dying day.''
15th Mar '16 9:28:56 AM Generality
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', Ganon [[TakenForGranite turns to stone]] after being stabbed in the head by the Master Sword. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', he takes it a step further, since at the end of the battle he's lying on the ground when you finish him, but in the cutscene, he's standing, meaning he didn't just die on his back, he ''stood back up'' after you ran him through.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', Ganon Ganondorf [[TakenForGranite turns to stone]] after being stabbed in the head by the Master Sword. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', he ''TwilightPrincess'' takes it a step further, since at the end of the battle he's lying on the ground when you finish him, but in the cutscene, he's standing, meaning he didn't just die on his back, he ''stood back up'' after you ran him through.
15th Mar '16 9:26:53 AM Generality
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* Japanese WarriorMonk Saitō Musashibō Benkei is said to have died this way during the battle of the Koromo river in 1189. According to the legend, he fought fiercely and died standing up, [[HumanPincushion his body pierced with]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill dozens of arrows]].
15th Mar '16 5:47:00 AM Vorpale
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* Japanese WarriorMonk Saitō Musashibō Benkei is said to have died this way during the battle of the Koromo river in 1189. According to the legend, he fought fiercely and died standing up, [[HumanPincushion his body pierced with]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill dozens of arrows]].
8th Mar '16 12:12:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', Lulianne had a HopeSpot when she found the remnants of the Dutan'vir's LastStand and found one person still standing... only he [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5944 wasn't actually alive]] in a technical sense, having been taken over by [[DemonicPossession a demon]], and the various blades in his body indicate that his fellow warriors had tried to kill him once he was possessed. Also a rather cruel twist on the Dutan'vir's sigil, which was a tower that represented stability.

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Lulianne had a HopeSpot when she found the remnants of the Dutan'vir's LastStand and found one person still standing... only he [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5944 wasn't actually alive]] in a technical sense, having been taken over by [[DemonicPossession a demon]], and the various blades in his body indicate that his fellow warriors had tried to kill him once he was possessed. Also a rather cruel twist on the Dutan'vir's sigil, which was a tower that represented stability.



* In ''WeaponBrown'' the expy of [[spoiler: The Phantom]] gets his head blown clean off. Not only does he die standing, he ''[[spoiler: becomes the corpse that walks]]''!

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* In ''WeaponBrown'' ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown'' the expy of [[spoiler: The Phantom]] gets his head blown clean off. Not only does he die standing, he ''[[spoiler: becomes the corpse that walks]]''!



* Sir George is this in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' after being struck by Diagon's lightning, just before his body crumbles to dust.

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* Sir George is this in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' after being struck by Diagon's lightning, just before his body crumbles to dust.
1st Feb '16 5:42:27 PM DoctorCooper
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He's dead. His body is just twitching a bit. And yet, he doesn't fall, his muscles so perfectly conditioned they can continue to function without any signals from his brain. So he just stands there like a morbid practice dummy. He's DiedStandingUp.

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He's dead. His body is just twitching a bit. And yet, he doesn't fall, his muscles so perfectly conditioned they can continue to function without any signals from his brain. So he just stands there like a morbid practice dummy. He's DiedStandingUp.
died standing up.
27th Jan '16 4:54:42 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Notably in ''Twilight Princess'', he survived being stabbed for the same reason it worked the last time it was attempted (the Triforce of Power protected him and gave him strength). However this time it could no longer sustain him and left him, which is ultimately what does Ganondorf in.

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** Notably in ''Twilight Princess'', he survived being stabbed long enough for the same reason it worked the last time it was attempted (the Triforce of Power protected him and gave him strength). However this time it could no longer sustain him and left him, which is ultimately what does Ganondorf in.
27th Jan '16 4:54:13 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Notably in ''Twilight Princess'', he survived being stabbed for the same reason it worked the last time it was attempted (the Triforce of Power protected him and gave him strength). However this time it could no longer sustain him and left him, which is ultimately what does Ganondorf in.
20th Jan '16 8:13:47 AM Willbyr
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* Munsu, the protagonist of ''ShinAngyoOnshi'', dies standing at the climatic final fight of the manga.

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* Munsu, the protagonist of ''ShinAngyoOnshi'', ''Manwha/ShinAngyoOnshi'', dies standing at the climatic final fight of the manga.



* In ''LoneWolfAndCub'', [[spoiler:the hero dies this way, and apparently the BigBad as well]].

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* In ''LoneWolfAndCub'', ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'', [[spoiler:the hero dies this way, and apparently the BigBad as well]].



* [[spoiler:Aldebaran Taurus]] in ''SaintSeiya''.
* When [[spoiler:Lordgenome]] was killed in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', he was able to stay standing for a time, and even talk for a bit. Impressive, since the hole in his chest was big enough that he wouldn't have had lungs, let alone a functional spine. Meh [[HandWave spiral energy]].
* Jashugan, the Emperor of Motorball, from ''{{Gunnm}}/Battle Angel Alita'' manages to defeat the title character after taking a fatal blow and stays standing. A couple other characters also die standing up. Gally/Alita herself does the "knocked out and still moving" variation at one point.

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* [[spoiler:Aldebaran Taurus]] in ''SaintSeiya''.
''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* When [[spoiler:Lordgenome]] was killed in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', he was able to stay standing for a time, and even talk for a bit. Impressive, since the hole in his chest was big enough that he wouldn't have had lungs, let alone a functional spine. Meh [[HandWave spiral energy]].
* Jashugan, the Emperor of Motorball, from ''{{Gunnm}}/Battle ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}[=/=]Battle Angel Alita'' manages to defeat the title character after taking a fatal blow and stays standing. A couple other characters also die standing up. Gally/Alita herself does the "knocked out and still moving" variation at one point.



* [[spoiler:George H.W. Bush]] in ''TheLegendOfKoizumi''. Yes, you read that correctly.

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* [[spoiler:George H.W. Bush]] in ''TheLegendOfKoizumi''.''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi''. Yes, you read that correctly.
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