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21st Sep '16 1:44:28 PM Shishkahuben
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* Happens to [[spoiler: Margaret White]] in ''Film/{{Carrie}}'' after she is [[spoiler: stabbed several times by Carrie.]]

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* Happens to [[spoiler: Margaret White]] in ''Film/{{Carrie}}'' ''Film/{{Carie}}'' after she is [[spoiler: stabbed several times by Carrie.]]]]
* One of the teenage victims in ''Film/JeepersCreepers2'' goes out this way. A tense moment after a wing of the [[PlayingPossum seemingly dead]] Creeper falls limp, the one sent to investigate finds himself trapped in the wing, struggling to free himself. When the wing retracts, the [[OffWithHisHead headless body]] continues flailing around for a hot second before dropping to the ground.
20th Sep '16 7:13:45 PM CaptEquinox
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* Greek vocal actress Maria Callas used to shock audiences with this for the death of Violetta in the {{Opera}} ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. Violetta suddenly feels better (a common sign of imminent death in tuberculosis), thinks she's ''getting'' better, says ''O gioia!'' (Oh joy) and drops dead. Callas would rise from her chair and belt out ''O gioi --'' and freeze, still standing, [[DiesWideOpen eyes wide open]] and [[NightmareFuel staring straight into the audience]].

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* Greek vocal actress Maria Callas used to shock audiences with this for the death of Violetta in the {{Opera}} ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. Violetta suddenly feels better (a common sign of imminent death in tuberculosis), thinks she's ''getting'' better, says ''O gioia!'' (Oh joy) and drops dead. Callas would rise from her chair and belt out ''O ''[[KilledMidSentence O gioi --'' --]]'' and freeze, still standing, [[DiesWideOpen eyes wide open]] and [[NightmareFuel staring straight into the audience]].
20th Sep '16 8:36:21 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler: [[BadassNormal Akise Aru]]]] of ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' shows how much of a {{Determinator}} he is when, even after [[spoiler: [[OffWithHisHead he's decapitated]]]], he keeps walking towards Yukiteru with his final message about the truth of his murderer. He remains standing the for the short remainder of the episode and outlasts the concrete that [[GoryDiscretionShot obscures above his chest, the screen going black as it finally collapses]].

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* [[spoiler: [[BadassNormal Akise Aru]]]] of ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' shows how much of a {{Determinator}} he is when, even after [[spoiler: [[OffWithHisHead he's decapitated]]]], he keeps walking towards Yukiteru with his final message about the truth of his murderer. He remains standing the for the short remainder of the episode and outlasts the concrete that [[GoryDiscretionShot obscures above his chest, the screen going black as it finally collapses]].



* In ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'', this is how [[spoiler: Hajime Saitou]] dies. His friends even call out to the guy as they see him on his feet, believing he's still alive, and then he falls on his back...

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* In ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'', ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', this is how [[spoiler: Hajime Saitou]] dies. His friends even call out to the guy as they see him on his feet, believing he's still alive, and then he falls on his back...
8th Sep '16 4:57:31 PM CaptEquinox
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* Greek vocal actress Maria Callas used to shock audiences with this for the death of Violetta in the {{Opera}} ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. Violetta suddenly feels better (a common sign of imminent death in tuberculosis), thinks she's ''getting'' better, says ''O gioia!'' (Oh joy) and drops dead. Callas would rise from her chair and belt out ''O gioi --'' and freeze, still standing, [[DiedWideOpen eyes wide open]] and [[NightmareFuel staring straight into the audience]].

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* Greek vocal actress Maria Callas used to shock audiences with this for the death of Violetta in the {{Opera}} ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. Violetta suddenly feels better (a common sign of imminent death in tuberculosis), thinks she's ''getting'' better, says ''O gioia!'' (Oh joy) and drops dead. Callas would rise from her chair and belt out ''O gioi --'' and freeze, still standing, [[DiedWideOpen [[DiesWideOpen eyes wide open]] and [[NightmareFuel staring straight into the audience]].
8th Sep '16 4:57:08 PM CaptEquinox
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* Greek vocal actress Maria Callas used to shock audiences with this for the death of Violetta in the {{Opera}} ''Theatre/LaTraviata''. Violetta suddenly feels better (a common sign of imminent death in tuberculosis), thinks she's ''getting'' better, says ''O gioia!'' (Oh joy) and drops dead. Callas would rise from her chair and belt out ''O gioi --'' and freeze, still standing, [[DiedWideOpen eyes wide open]] and [[NightmareFuel staring straight into the audience]].
31st Jul '16 11:15:56 AM LordGro
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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.

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* ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Laxdæla saga]]'': ''Literature/LaxdaelaSaga'': 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.
1st Jul '16 8:18:28 PM nombretomado
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* In TheBartimaeusTrilogy, [[ImplacableMan Verroq the Mercenary]] has ''[[StrippedToTheBone all of his flesh eaten off]]'' and continues to walk.

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* In TheBartimaeusTrilogy, ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', [[ImplacableMan Verroq the Mercenary]] has ''[[StrippedToTheBone all of his flesh eaten off]]'' and continues to walk.
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.
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