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10th Sep '17 2:39:46 AM PaulA
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* Herbert West, in Creator/HPLovecraft's "Herbert West由e-Animator", after being ripped apart by re-animated corpses.

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* Herbert West, in Creator/HPLovecraft's "Herbert West由e-Animator", ''Literature/HerbertWestReanimator'', after being ripped apart by re-animated corpses.
6th Sep '17 10:15:11 PM PaulA
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* Presented as a positive thing in Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Legend'', in which it shows a character is facing his chosen fate to the last.
-->He toppled to his knees, and looked down to see the lifeblood flowing from him. Beside him Gilad was dying, but his eyes were open. "It was good to be alive, wasn't it, boy?"
* Herbert West, in Creator/HPLovecraft's Herbert West由e-Animator, after being ripped apart by re-animated corpses.

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* Presented as a positive thing in Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Legend'', ''Literature/{{Legend}}'', in which it shows a character is facing his chosen fate to the last.
-->He -->''He toppled to his knees, and looked down to see the lifeblood flowing from him. Beside him Gilad was dying, but his eyes were open. "It was good to be alive, wasn't it, boy?"
boy?"''
* Herbert West, in Creator/HPLovecraft's Herbert West由e-Animator, "Herbert West由e-Animator", after being ripped apart by re-animated corpses.
18th Aug '17 10:26:29 AM SKJigglypuff
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** Kin Tsuchi and Zaku Ambui's eyes when their corpses are discovered are wide open, with their faces showing absolute horror in their final moments,



* Havock in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''.

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* Havock Havoc in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''.
2nd Aug '17 1:57:43 AM Silverblade2
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker dies like this in a twisted version of GoOutWithASmile.

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker dies like this in a twisted version of GoOutWithASmile.
17th Jul '17 10:12:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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* John Binder (the first homeless veteran we see hunted) on ''Film/HardTarget'' dies like this. Just to establish the villains as a bunch of amoral scumbags even harder, TheDragon closes Binder's eyes with the toe of his boot.

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* John Douglas Binder (the first homeless veteran we see hunted) on ''Film/HardTarget'' dies like this. Just to establish the villains as a bunch of amoral scumbags even harder, TheDragon closes Binder's eyes with the toe of his boot.
9th Jul '17 5:40:58 AM StFan
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On the big or small screen, if someone falls over motionless with their eyes wide open, it is a sure sign that they are dead--not unconscious, not capable of being resuscitated, but dead for good. In real life the position of the eyelids means nothing; [[SleepsWithBothEyesOpen people can pass out or fall asleep with their eyes open]].

Additionally, dead bodies always have their eyes either closed or ''all the way'' open, with no middle ground. (Again, this stands in contrast to reality, but nobody wants a dead body making a weird face and it's hard for an actor to have half-closed eyes without flickering.) In the latter case, someone who knew the deceased will often come along and manually close the corpse's eyes for "respect" or "dignity". This is always done the same way - using the palm flat open, they pass their hand over the dead person's face, somehow closing their eyes.

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On the big or small screen, if someone falls over motionless with their eyes wide open, it is a sure sign that they are dead--not dead -- not unconscious, not capable of being resuscitated, but dead for good. In real life the position of the eyelids means nothing; [[SleepsWithBothEyesOpen people can pass out or fall asleep with their eyes open]].

Additionally, dead bodies always have their eyes either closed or ''all the way'' open, with no middle ground. (Again, this stands in contrast to reality, but nobody wants a dead body making a weird face and it's hard for an actor to have half-closed eyes without flickering.) In the latter case, someone who knew the deceased will often come along and manually close the corpse's eyes for "respect" or "dignity". This is always done the same way - -- using the palm flat open, they pass their hand over the dead person's face, somehow closing their eyes.



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* In one story from the ''Mellon Chronicles'' series of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' fanfiction, a wounded Legolas rests with his eyes closed for a time, and when Aragorn notices, he freaks out for a moment, believing the elf to be dead - as far as he understands it, elves rest with eyes open.
** The idea of elves not sleeping in the same way as humans comes from the one example given through Legolas in the [=LotR=]. It is debated whether this can be taken as the general style of sleeping for elves, another form of resting distinct from sleep, or due to the circumstances.

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* In one story from the ''Mellon Chronicles'' series of ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' fanfiction, a wounded Legolas rests with his eyes closed for a time, and when Aragorn notices, he freaks out for a moment, believing the elf to be dead - -- as far as he understands it, elves rest with eyes open.
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open. The idea of elves not sleeping in the same way as humans comes from the one example given through Legolas in the [=LotR=]. It is debated whether this can be taken as the general style of sleeping for elves, another form of resting distinct from sleep, or due to the circumstances.



* Used a few times in ''FanFic/DespairsLastResort''. Hikaru is found like this in the second chapter. Arata is also like this after his execution in Chapter 4.
* In the Music/{{Vocaloid}} fic ''FanFic/RottingCamellias'', Lily dies like this. Her severed head is later put on display with its eyes still open, but eventually someone closes them.

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* Used a few times in ''FanFic/DespairsLastResort''.''Fanfic/DespairsLastResort''. Hikaru is found like this in the second chapter. Arata is also like this after his execution in Chapter 4.
* In the Music/{{Vocaloid}} fic ''FanFic/RottingCamellias'', ''Fanfic/RottingCamellias'', Lily dies like this. Her severed head is later put on display with its eyes still open, but eventually someone closes them.



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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Jane starts choking while she's asleep. When she finally dies, her eyelides slide partially open. She's shown hours later with her eyes still open.

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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', ''Series/BreakingBad'':
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Jane starts choking while she's asleep. When she finally dies, her eyelides slide partially open. She's shown hours later with her eyes still open.



* Artemis in ''{{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}'' when shot by Deathstroke, but it was actually fake.
* A few characters in ''Film/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' die this way.
** In ''Tresspass'', [[{{Jerkass}} Chairman Cho]] eventually dies from a stab wound from a spear thrown by a Talz. As he claims that he died for his people to Senator Chuchi, he goes limp and dies with eyes open, leaving Chuchi to close them.
** In ''[=ARC=] Troopers'', 99's eyes roll back after he is shot by battle droids when he tried to get more grenades.
** In ''Altar of Mortis'', Ahsoka's eyes roll back after she is temporarily killed by the Son of Mortis.

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* Artemis in ''{{WesternAnimation/Young Justice}}'' ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' when shot by Deathstroke, but it was actually fake.
* A few characters in ''Film/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' die this way.
** In ''Tresspass'', "Tresspass", [[{{Jerkass}} Chairman Cho]] eventually dies from a stab wound from a spear thrown by a Talz. As he claims that he died for his people to Senator Chuchi, he goes limp and dies with eyes open, leaving Chuchi to close them.
** In ''[=ARC=] Troopers'', "[=ARC=] Troopers", 99's eyes roll back after he is shot by battle droids when he tried to get more grenades.
** In ''Altar "Altar of Mortis'', Mortis", Ahsoka's eyes roll back after she is temporarily killed by the Son of Mortis.



19th Jun '17 8:06:42 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has one episode where Osaka pulls off Chiyo-chan's pigtails... only to have her keel over dead with her eyes wide open. Don't worry though; it's AllJustADream.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has one episode where Osaka pulls [[AllJustADream dreams]] about pulling off Chiyo-chan's pigtails... only to have her keel over dead with her eyes wide open. Don't worry though; it's AllJustADream.
12th Jun '17 7:35:15 AM marcoasalazarm
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* John Binder (the first homeless veteran we see hunted) on ''Film/HardTarget'' dies like this. Just to establish the villains as a bunch of amoral scumbags even harder, TheDragon closes Binder's eyes with the toe of his boot.
1st Jun '17 6:35:03 AM nybiker1
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* Most of the deaths in ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' are this.
31st May '17 5:08:39 PM nybiker1
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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', Chirrut Îmwe dies with his eyes wide open after being shot down.
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