History Main / DigYourOwnGrave

1st Jan '16 5:53:20 PM Rodrigokun
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* The cover of ''World's Finest Comics'' #195 (pictured above) had Batman and Superman forcing Robin and Jimmy Olson to dig their own graves. (Superman, [[SuperDickery being a dick]], forces them to dig the graves when it would take him less than a second and no effort at all for him to dig them.)

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* The cover of ''World's Finest Comics'' #195 (pictured above) had Batman and Superman forcing Robin and Jimmy Olson Olsen to dig their own graves. (Superman, [[SuperDickery being a dick]], forces them to dig the graves when it would take him less than a second and no effort at all for him to dig them.)
27th Dec '15 1:07:35 PM WillKeaton
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* The Soviets did this to the Polish officer corps in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhBB3FgslI Katyn]]''.

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* The Soviets did this to the Polish officer corps in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhBB3FgslI Katyn]]''.Katyn.]]''
13th Dec '15 3:25:31 PM Doug86
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* The cover of World's Finest #195 (pictured above) had Batman and Superman forcing Robin and Jimmy Olson to dig their own graves. (Superman, [[SuperDickery being a dick]], forces them to dig the graves when it would take him less than a second and no effort at all for him to dig them.)

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* The cover of World's ''World's Finest Comics'' #195 (pictured above) had Batman and Superman forcing Robin and Jimmy Olson to dig their own graves. (Superman, [[SuperDickery being a dick]], forces them to dig the graves when it would take him less than a second and no effort at all for him to dig them.)



* Happens to all the (former) deputies at the hands of the wanted mass murderer, [[spoiler:former District Attorney Mike Powers]], in ''{{Reno911}}!''. They try to make the best of it, although it takes a really long time (Junior suggests they go back into town and rent a backhoe).
* The Nazi prisoner who uses the opportunity to try to endear himself to his captives in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.
* Happens in ''OBrotherWhereArtThou''. Digging a grave by hand does take a lot of time, a lot of things can happen.

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* Happens to all the (former) deputies at the hands of the wanted mass murderer, [[spoiler:former District Attorney Mike Powers]], in ''{{Reno911}}!''.''Series/{{Reno 911}}''. They try to make the best of it, although it takes a really long time (Junior suggests they go back into town and rent a backhoe).
* The Nazi prisoner who uses the opportunity to try to endear himself to his captives in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.
''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.
* Happens in ''OBrotherWhereArtThou''.''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou''. Digging a grave by hand does take a lot of time, a lot of things can happen.
20th Jun '15 6:25:20 AM GulomiJomesh
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* The Nazis did this to their victims during the Holocaust.

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* The Nazis did this to some of their victims during the Holocaust.
29th May '15 9:37:57 AM Odon
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* In one of the Creator/SvenHassel novel the German army makes several guerrillas captured in the Balkans do this before being shot. They wipe off the spades before handing them back to their executioners, because as peasants they know the value of a good spade.

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* In one of the Creator/SvenHassel novel the ''The Bloody Road to Death'' by Creator/SvenHassel. The German army makes several guerrillas captured in the Balkans do this before being shot. They wipe off the spades before handing them back to their executioners, because as peasants they know the value of a good spade.
29th May '15 9:35:20 AM Odon
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* In one of the Creator/SvenHassel novel the German army makes several guerrillas captured in the Balkans do this before being shot. They wipe off the spades before handing them back to their executioners, because as peasants they know the value of a good spade.
29th Mar '15 6:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheSimpsons'', Comic Book Guy and Skinner are ordered to dig their own graves by Burns. Comic Book Guy prays to Superman for help digging his hole.
* Near the end of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' special ''ChannelChasers'', when Timmy is digging a hole to put a time capsule, Cosmo asks him if [[BabysitterFromHell Vicky]] is making him dig his own grave again.

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* In one episode of ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Comic Book Guy and Skinner are ordered to dig their own graves by Burns. Comic Book Guy prays to Superman for help digging his hole.
* Near the end of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' special ''ChannelChasers'', when Timmy is digging a hole to put a time capsule, Cosmo asks him if [[BabysitterFromHell Vicky]] is making him dig his own grave again.
27th Mar '15 10:03:32 AM Kimarous
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* Agent 47 does this to Lenny in ''VideoGame/Hitman Absolution'', complete with the victim's frantic begging (not to mention wetting his pants) while 47 calmly eats an apple a few feet away.

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* Agent 47 does this to Lenny in ''VideoGame/Hitman Absolution'', ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'', complete with the victim's frantic begging (not to mention wetting his pants) while 47 calmly eats an apple a few feet away.



* ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' has Vasquez do this to Rhys and Vaughn in Episode 2, though it doesn't get far before they escape.



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27th Feb '15 11:25:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' once had a cursed magic item that did this. When the Shovel of Internment was used it dug a hole, forced the user to jump into the hole and paralyzed him, then filled up the hole, burying the victim.

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* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' once had a cursed magic item that did this. When the Shovel of Internment was used it dug a hole, forced the user to jump into the hole and paralyzed him, then filled up the hole, burying the victim.



* Max is forced to do this by a vengeful mobster in ''{{Max Payne 3}}''. He gets out of it with a ShovelStrike, before snatching one of their guns.

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* Max is forced to do this by a vengeful mobster in ''{{Max ''VideoGame/{{Max Payne 3}}''. He gets out of it with a ShovelStrike, before snatching one of their guns.
9th Feb '15 8:09:40 PM erforce
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* In ''{{Life}}'', there was a two-partner called "Dig A Hole" and "Fill It Up." In the first episode, Crews and Reese solve a murder case where the SympatheticMurderer forced his victim to "dig a hole" and then "fill it up." In the second episode, when Crews finds the real killer of the crime he was falsely imprisoned for, he forces him to dig a hole...[[spoiler:but doesn't kill him]].
* In the ''InspectorMorse'' episode "The Way Through The Woods", the murderer forces Lewis to dig a grave for himself and another victim. As per the trope text, this gives Morse time to come to the rescue.
* In the ''MissionImpossible'' episode "The Council", a shady mobster digs his own grave before being beaten, tossed into the grave, and buried alive by his boss. The IM Force dig him up immediately afterward so they can interrogate him about that boss.

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* In ''{{Life}}'', ''Series/{{Life}}'', there was a two-partner called "Dig A Hole" and "Fill It Up." In the first episode, Crews and Reese solve a murder case where the SympatheticMurderer forced his victim to "dig a hole" and then "fill it up." In the second episode, when Crews finds the real killer of the crime he was falsely imprisoned for, he forces him to dig a hole...[[spoiler:but doesn't kill him]].
* In the ''InspectorMorse'' ''Series/InspectorMorse'' episode "The Way Through The Woods", the murderer forces Lewis to dig a grave for himself and another victim. As per the trope text, this gives Morse time to come to the rescue.
* In the ''MissionImpossible'' ''Series/MissionImpossible'' episode "The Council", a shady mobster digs his own grave before being beaten, tossed into the grave, and buried alive by his boss. The IM Force dig him up immediately afterward so they can interrogate him about that boss.
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