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28th Jun '16 5:52:04 AM thatmadork
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' (the fantasy version), the necromancer Heinrich Kemmler seems to really get a kick out of desecrating tombs and playing around with corpses. There was this one time when he re-animated a bunch of zombies and then [[BodyHorror merged them together into a spider-like creature]] just to see if he could do it.
27th Jun '16 1:51:29 PM DarkHunter
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* Video packages for the recently deceased are also fairly common, the World Wrestling League doing so for both important figures in their history like Perro Aguayo Jr and even those who never worked for them like Hayabusa and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.[[/folder]]]

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* Video packages for the recently deceased are also fairly common, the World Wrestling League doing so for both important figures in their history like Perro Aguayo Jr and even those who never worked for them like Hayabusa and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.[[/folder]]]
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26th Jun '16 9:05:27 PM isoycrazy
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* After the massacre of forty-nine people at the Orlando nightclub and the slaying of the mass murderer, the Orange County coroner's office did something unprecedented. When it came time to autopsy the killer, they didn't do it in the building as where his victims lay in wait. The doctors refused to allow the man to in the same building as his victims out of respect for those who were killed.
26th Jun '16 7:22:22 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The three most common ways of showing dues to the dead are the moment of silence(such as the one All Pro Wrestling had in 2011 for Gulf Coast Wrestling.com's Bob Liddil) and the ten bell salute (such as the one that opened ''Welcome To The Wrestling/{{Combat Zone|Wrestling}}'' in 2016).
* The most famous in pro wrestling was when officials from Japan, North and South Korea gathered together with Wrestling/AntonioInoki to pay their respects at the grave of Wrestling/{{Rikidozan}}. This transitioned into a joint Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} Wrestling/{{WCW}} show that drew the largest crowd on record.
* Video packages for the recently deceased are also fairly common, the World Wrestling League doing so for both important figures in their history like Perro Aguayo Jr and even those who never worked for them like Hayabusa and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.[[/folder]]]
24th Jun '16 8:08:38 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', a flashback shows that one of the most important talks between Roy and Riza took place at the end of the Ishvalan war... when she was done giving an Ishbalan murdered child, whose body she found by a nearby road, something similar to a dignified burial.



* Creator/{{Euripides}}'s ''Theatre/{{Alcestis}}'': When Admetus's wife Alcestis dies, and Hercules appears at his home, Admetus tries to hide that he is in mourning for his wife because they considered [[SacredHospitality hospitality sacred]]. When Hercules learns of the death, he is really, really, really shocked to find that his host had hidden this from him and so his behavior has been really bad; he goes [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to wrestle with]] [[GrimReaper Death]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to reclaim her]].

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* Creator/{{Euripides}}'s ''Theatre/{{Alcestis}}'': When Admetus's wife Alcestis dies, and his friend Hercules appears at his home, Admetus tries to hide that he is in mourning for his wife because they considered [[SacredHospitality hospitality sacred]]. When Hercules learns of the death, he is really, really, really shocked to find that his host had hidden this from him and so his behavior has been really bad; he goes [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome to wrestle with]] [[GrimReaper Death]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to reclaim her]].
22nd Jun '16 9:53:22 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/KarlMay's travel Story "Durchs Wilde Kurdistan" (Through the wild Kurdistan), a religious leader of zoroastric sect is killed and everybody helps in building a cairn, sort of, to bury him. This includes the very pious muslim Hadschi Halef Omar, the servant, protector and friend of Karl May.

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* In Creator/KarlMay's travel Story "Durchs Wilde Kurdistan" (Through (''Through Wild Kurdistan'', the wild Kurdistan), second volume of the Literature/OrientCycle), a religious leader of zoroastric sect is killed and everybody helps in building a cairn, sort of, to bury him. This includes the very pious muslim Hadschi Halef Omar, the servant, protector and friend of Karl May.the protagonist.
8th Jun '16 9:49:13 PM Scraggle
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Unsurprisingly, this has been incorporated in art as a trope, as a mark of character, and is OlderThanDirt, with funeral rites in art from ancient civilizations. '''Evil''' characters will violate proper treatment of a corpse by mutilating, reanimating, or even eating the dead, though Due To The Dead is one of the most common [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards villains maintain]]. '''Good''' characters will (rarely!) do the same to a dead Complete Monster or the like, but usually are marked by their proper respect for the dead, down to even letting {{Revenge}} end when the villain is dead; if they have to destroy bodies to contain a plague, or display it to prove that he is really dead, they will often find it DirtyBusiness.

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Unsurprisingly, this has been incorporated in art as a trope, as a mark of character, and is OlderThanDirt, with funeral rites in art from ancient civilizations. '''Evil''' characters will violate proper treatment of a corpse by mutilating, reanimating, or even eating the dead, though Due To The Dead is one of the most common [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards villains maintain]]. '''Good''' characters will (rarely!) do the same to a dead Complete Monster CompleteMonster or the like, but usually are marked by their proper respect for the dead, down to even letting {{Revenge}} end when the villain is dead; if they have to destroy bodies to contain a plague, or display it to prove that he is really dead, they will often find it DirtyBusiness.
30th May '16 9:33:07 AM merotoker
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* ''CodeGeass'' has [[spoiler: cyborg [[EnsembleDarkhorse Jeremiah Gottwald]]]] actively deciding to respect a dead commander of [[spoiler: the Geass order]] because of the loyalty the man showed, which is the one trait [[spoiler: Jeremiah]] values above all others.

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* ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has [[spoiler: cyborg [[EnsembleDarkhorse Jeremiah Gottwald]]]] actively deciding to respect a dead commander of [[spoiler: the Geass order]] because of the loyalty the man showed, which is the one trait [[spoiler: Jeremiah]] values above all others.



* Cruelly subverted in the anime adaptation of''Manga/AttackOnTitan''; after the disastrous 57th expedition of the Survey Corps, they ''attempt'' to recover the bodies to be brought back to their families and proper burial within the walls, but when a few troops go against orders and try to get a body that was deemed unrecoverable due to proximity to Titans, and end up drawing them back to the convoy, Levi orders all of the bodies ([[spoiler:including those of his entirely wiped out squad]]) to be dumped so the cart carrying them can escape. And none of the soldiers, including Levi, are happy with it.
* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': When Vegeta dies tearfully begging Goku to avenge their race on Namek, Goku, out of [[SympathyForTheDevil sympathy]], takes the time to give Vegeta a proper burial before fighting Frieza.

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* Cruelly subverted in the anime adaptation of''Manga/AttackOnTitan''; of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''; after the disastrous 57th expedition of the Survey Corps, they ''attempt'' to recover the bodies to be brought back to their families and proper burial within the walls, but when a few troops go against orders and try to get a body that was deemed unrecoverable due to proximity to Titans, and end up drawing them back to the convoy, Levi orders all of the bodies ([[spoiler:including those of his entirely wiped out squad]]) to be dumped so the cart carrying them can escape. And none of the soldiers, including Levi, are happy with it.
* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': When Vegeta dies tearfully begging Goku to avenge their race on Namek, Goku, out of [[SympathyForTheDevil sympathy]], takes the time to give Vegeta a proper burial before fighting Frieza.



* Heroes, like GreenLantern and TheFlash, tend to have well attended funerals and monuments. And then they come BackFromTheDead...
** When the ComicBook/MartianManhunter died, the heroes of Earth built a pyramid for him in duplication of Martian burial traditions.

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* Heroes, like GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern and TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, tend to have well attended funerals and monuments. And then they come BackFromTheDead...
** * When the ComicBook/MartianManhunter died, the heroes of Earth built a pyramid for him in duplication of Martian burial traditions.



* Played with in one {{Wolverine}} story, in which a trio of generic bad guys hunt him down [[TheyHaveTheScent with dogs]]. First he runs then, when an InnocentBystander is killed in the crossfire, he slaughters them. He then takes a while to dig graves before he moves on... and is shown placing the two dogs' collars and the bystander's hat on the three graves, and leaving the dead men for the scavengers. (Interesting side note, this particular story wasn't written by a Marvel writer, but rather by a fan who entered it in "Write an Issue of Wolverine" contest the company held.)

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* Played with in one {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} story, in which a trio of generic bad guys hunt him down [[TheyHaveTheScent with dogs]]. First he runs then, when an InnocentBystander is killed in the crossfire, he slaughters them. He then takes a while to dig graves before he moves on... and is shown placing the two dogs' collars and the bystander's hat on the three graves, and leaving the dead men for the scavengers. (Interesting side note, this particular story wasn't written by a Marvel writer, but rather by a fan who entered it in "Write an Issue of Wolverine" contest the company held.)



** Thor and Baldar also drank a toast to Skurge the Executioner after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he sacrificed himself at Gjallerbru]], fulfilling his last request that they "laugh Skurge's last laugh together."

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** Thor and Baldar also drank a toast to Skurge the Executioner after [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[Awesome/TheMightyThor he sacrificed himself at Gjallerbru]], fulfilling his last request that they "laugh Skurge's last laugh together."



* ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' #7: Supergirl's public funeral in Chicago, where she was eulogized by long-time and close personal friend Batgirl, was attended by literally thousands of people, many among whom were heroes and super-beings of greater stature or presence than herself (such as Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel); her actual final rites were conducted by her cousin Superman alone and in private outside his Fortress of Solitude, where he wrapped her in her cape and flew her off into space, presumably into the sun itself (conjecture, it isn't specified where Kal-El is actually headed).

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* ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' #7: Supergirl's ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s public funeral in Chicago, where she was eulogized by long-time and close personal friend Batgirl, was attended by literally thousands of people, many among whom were heroes and super-beings of greater stature or presence than herself (such as Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel); her actual final rites were conducted by her cousin Superman alone and in private outside his Fortress of Solitude, where he wrapped her in her cape and flew her off into space, presumably into the sun itself (conjecture, it isn't specified where Kal-El is actually headed).



* ''[[FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night]]'': When Abin Sur dies and his ring selects [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Shining Armor]] as his replacement GreenLantern, Shining -- despite not fully understanding what's happening -- still takes the time to bury Abin, saying it's the least he can do.

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* ''[[FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night]]'': When Abin Sur dies and his ring selects [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Shining Armor]] as his replacement GreenLantern, Franchise/GreenLantern, Shining -- despite not fully understanding what's happening -- still takes the time to bury Abin, saying it's the least he can do.



* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films show us that Jedi respectfully burn the bodies of their dead. ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Qui-Gon's funeral, and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke burn the body of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker. Padme's funeral procession is shown at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', with several Naboo and Gungan dignitaries, including Boss Nass, attending.
** In contrast, Vader is fond of strangling people, dumping them on the floor, and storming off in a rage.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films show us that Jedi respectfully burn the bodies of their dead. ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has Qui-Gon's funeral, and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' has Luke burn the body of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker. Padme's funeral procession is shown at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', with several Naboo and Gungan dignitaries, including Boss Nass, attending.
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attending. In contrast, Vader is fond of strangling people, dumping them on the floor, and storming off in a rage.



* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': [[spoiler:Frey covers Delacourt's body with a sheet after she dies.]]

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* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': [[spoiler:Frey covers Delacourt's body with a sheet after she dies.]]dies]].



* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Jack's first scene has him passing by a few [[MakeAnExampleOfThem pirate skeletons hung outside the harbor]], with a sign reading "Pirates: ye be warned" next to them. His response is to remove his hat and cover his heart, presumably out of respect for the dead. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment This serves to establish that while Jack may be a rogue, he's not a purely evil man.]]

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' Jack's first scene has him passing by a few [[MakeAnExampleOfThem pirate skeletons hung outside the harbor]], with a sign reading "Pirates: ye be warned" next to them. His response is to remove his hat and cover his heart, presumably out of respect for the dead. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment This serves to establish that while Jack may be a rogue, he's not a purely evil man.]]



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* In AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', when Simon Tregarth is told that Koris went to bury the two men who died in the shipwreck, he feels ashamed of himself for not realizing that [[AFatherToHisMen Koris]] would do that.

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* In AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/WitchWorld'', when Simon Tregarth is told that Koris went to bury the two men who died in the shipwreck, he feels ashamed of himself for not realizing that [[AFatherToHisMen Koris]] would do that.



* In ''[[Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy Johnny and the Dead]]'', the novel revolves about the plan to dig up a cemetary to replace it with a high-rise.

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* In ''[[Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy Johnny and the Dead]]'', the novel revolves about the plan to dig up a cemetary cemetery to replace it with a high-rise.



** And in ''The Chapter's Due'', after the renegade Vaanes [[spoiler: died helping Uriel in a hopeless battle, Captain Shaan of the Raven Guard orders the apothecary to take Vaanes' gene seed, effectively acknowledging him as part of the Chapter for one last time, thus proving that Vaanes was not as alone as he thought.]]

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** And in ''The Chapter's Due'', after the renegade Vaanes [[spoiler: died helping Uriel in a hopeless battle, Captain Shaan of the Raven Guard orders the apothecary to take Vaanes' gene seed, effectively acknowledging him as part of the Chapter for one last time, thus proving that Vaanes was not as alone as he thought.]]thought]].



* In LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'', MilesVorkosigan insists on burying [[spoiler:Sergeant Bothari]]'s body in a grave he dug himself. He explains to his mother that [[spoiler:Bothari]] told him that "blood washes away sin," and he feels responsible for the death, so he literally works until his hands bleed.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'', MilesVorkosigan Miles Vorkosigan insists on burying [[spoiler:Sergeant Bothari]]'s body in a grave he dug himself. He explains to his mother that [[spoiler:Bothari]] told him that "blood washes away sin," and he feels responsible for the death, so he literally works until his hands bleed.



* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Chalion books, funeral rites involve using sacred animals - or a helpful saint - to determine which of the five gods has taken up the dead person's soul. This is taken up to another level entirely towards the end of The Hallowed Hunt.

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* In LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's Chalion books, funeral rites involve using sacred animals - or a helpful saint - to determine which of the five gods has taken up the dead person's soul. This is taken up to another level entirely towards the end of The Hallowed Hunt.



** In ''Blood Pact'', the planet's major industry is commerating the dead. Gaunt muses on why Ayatani Zweil is their chaplain; a big reason is his care for [[DyingAlone the dying]] and the dead. Later, Gaunt proves his identity by recounting how he had covered [[spoiler:Sturm]]'s face with a cloth after his death, as a mark of respect. Eyl contemplates how he must treat a dead man's mask with respect, to appease the ghost and the spirits. And at the end [[spoiler:Dorden asks Gaunt to have his body brought back to a chapel and buried there]].

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** In ''Blood Pact'', the planet's major industry is commerating commemorating the dead. Gaunt muses on why Ayatani Zweil is their chaplain; a big reason is his care for [[DyingAlone the dying]] and the dead. Later, Gaunt proves his identity by recounting how he had covered [[spoiler:Sturm]]'s face with a cloth after his death, as a mark of respect. Eyl contemplates how he must treat a dead man's mask with respect, to appease the ghost and the spirits. And at the end [[spoiler:Dorden asks Gaunt to have his body brought back to a chapel and buried there]].



* In Creator/BenCounter's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' story "Words of Blood", when Valerian objects to retreating, Athellenas threatens him without not only execution, but striking his name from the book of honor, no mention at the Feast of the Departed, and not reclaiming his geneseed.
* In Creator/BenCounter's ''Literature/SoulDrinkers'' novel ''Chapter War'', the Howling Griffins have the names of their dead engraved on the wall and carefully kept illuminated at all times.

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* Creator/BenCounter
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In Creator/BenCounter's the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' story "Words of Blood", when Valerian objects to retreating, retreating. Athellenas threatens him without with not only execution, but striking his name from the book of honor, no mention at the Feast of the Departed, and not reclaiming his geneseed.
* ** In Creator/BenCounter's the ''Literature/SoulDrinkers'' novel ''Chapter War'', the Howling Griffins have the names of their dead engraved on the wall and carefully kept illuminated at all times.



* In MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novel ''The Spell Sword'', Damon regrets the dead bodies left out on the road; Ellemir consoles him with a proverb to the effect that if they are in Heaven, they cannot be grieved by it, and if they are in Hell, they have too much else to grieve for.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''TheGreatDivorce'', one damned woman grieved so excessively over her dead son -- keeping everything in his room the same, etc. -- that her husband and daughter revolted. She is convinced that this was merely proper mourning.
* Jane Yolen's ''The Cards of Grief'' depicts a culture where commemorating the dead ''is'' the central practice. (The corpses of the dead are exposed, and eaten by vulture-like birds.)
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', when the Andalites recover [[spoiler:Rachel]]'s body, they wrapped it up in a soft cloth as a gesture of respect, before bringing it back for [[spoiler:Cassie and Naomi]] to identify. Compare to Visser Three, who [[spoiler:killed his enemy, Elfangor, by EATING HIM.]]

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* In MarionZimmerBradley's Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novel ''The Spell Sword'', Damon regrets the dead bodies left out on the road; Ellemir consoles him with a proverb to the effect that if they are in Heaven, they cannot be grieved by it, and if they are in Hell, they have too much else to grieve for.
* Creator/CSLewis
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In Creator/CSLewis's ''TheGreatDivorce'', ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'', one damned woman grieved so excessively over her dead son -- keeping everything in his room the same, etc. -- that her husband and daughter revolted. She is convinced that this was merely proper mourning.
** In ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', Orual sets out to find her sacrificed sister's body, for a proper burial.
* Jane Yolen's Creator/JaneYolen's ''The Cards of Grief'' depicts a culture where commemorating the dead ''is'' the central practice. (The corpses of the dead are exposed, and eaten by vulture-like birds.)
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', when the Andalites recover [[spoiler:Rachel]]'s body, they wrapped it up in a soft cloth as a gesture of respect, before bringing it back for [[spoiler:Cassie and Naomi]] to identify. Compare to Visser Three, who [[spoiler:killed his enemy, Elfangor, by EATING HIM.]]HIM]].



** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: In ''Wolf Speaker'' Daine learned that because it's so difficult for them to have children Stormwings value the young of every species. Aly even mentions Aunt Daine told her they like children when she sees Stormwings swooping down to rescue children about to be trampled in a mob in ''Trickster's Queen''. Leaving Blayce and his men to the Stormwings could be argued to be one of the more fitting ends for him.]]

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** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: In ''Wolf Speaker'' Daine learned that because it's so difficult for them to have children Stormwings value the young of every species. Aly even mentions Aunt Daine told her they like children when she sees Stormwings swooping down to rescue children about to be trampled in a mob in ''Trickster's Queen''. Leaving Blayce and his men to the Stormwings could be argued to be one of the more fitting ends for him.]] him]].



** Colonel Strum tells van Droi that the men who died in a tank that fell over a cliff will be properly commerated.

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** Colonel Strum tells van Droi that the men who died in a tank that fell over a cliff will be properly commerated.commemorated.



* In Matt Farrer's "After Desh'ea" (in the Horus Heresy book ''Tales of Heresy''), Angron is enraged that he cannot get dirt from where he lost to add to his "rope" -- how can he properly commerate the dead?
* In C. S. Goto's BloodRavens trilogy, Jonas characterizes the rite "Beacon Psykana" as an honor paid to the dead.

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* In Matt Farrer's "After Desh'ea" (in the Horus Heresy book ''Tales of Heresy''), Angron is enraged that he cannot get dirt from where he lost to add to his "rope" -- how can he properly commerate commemorate the dead?
* In C. S. Goto's BloodRavens Literature/BloodRavens trilogy, Jonas characterizes the rite "Beacon Psykana" as an honor paid to the dead.



* In KarlMay's travel Story "Durchs Wilde Kurdistan" (Through the wild Kurdistan), a religious leader of zoroastric sect is killed and everybody helps in building a cairn, sort of, to bury him. This includes the very pious muslim Hadschi Halef Omar, the servant, protector and friend of Karl May.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', Orual sets out to find her sacrificed sister's body, for a proper burial.
* In Suzanne Collins's ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Katniss adorns [[spoiler: her ally Rue's corpse]] in wildflowers. Considering the blasé way the tributes' deaths are usually treated, this also serves as a wicked TakeThat to the Capitol, humanizing the fallen competitor in the normally disconnected Games.
* JohnCWright has a few examples:

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* In KarlMay's Creator/KarlMay's travel Story "Durchs Wilde Kurdistan" (Through the wild Kurdistan), a religious leader of zoroastric sect is killed and everybody helps in building a cairn, sort of, to bury him. This includes the very pious muslim Hadschi Halef Omar, the servant, protector and friend of Karl May.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', Orual sets out to find her sacrificed sister's body, for a proper burial.
* In Suzanne Collins's
Creator/SuzanneCollins's ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Katniss adorns [[spoiler: her ally Rue's corpse]] in wildflowers. Considering the blasé way the tributes' deaths are usually treated, this also serves as a wicked TakeThat to the Capitol, humanizing the fallen competitor in the normally disconnected Games.
* JohnCWright Creator/JohnCWright has a few examples:



* In Andy Hoare's WhiteScars novel ''Hunt for Voldorius'', the White Scar scouts find unburied bodies and are distressed by the lack of respect for the dead; one wishes to bury the dead -- even hesitating over a direct order -- and his sergeant admits they should, but they cannot.

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* In Andy Hoare's WhiteScars Literature/WhiteScars novel ''Hunt for Voldorius'', the White Scar scouts find unburied bodies and are distressed by the lack of respect for the dead; one wishes to bury the dead -- even hesitating over a direct order -- and his sergeant admits they should, but they cannot.



* Important in ''{{Literature/Malevil}}''. A day after WorldWarIII Colin, Meyssonier, and Peyssou leave the shelter of the castle to investigate their homes and recover their loved ones. They return with the remains of three families that fill a two by one box. Afterwards, they make sure to properly bury the remains of their enemies for both health concerns and to practice better morals and respect than that of brigands. [[spoiler: At the end, Gazel is being pressured not to give Fulbert a Christian burial. Emmanuel intervenes because he doesn't want a modern ''Theatre/{{Antigone}}'']].

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* Important in ''{{Literature/Malevil}}''. A day after WorldWarIII Colin, Meyssonier, and Peyssou leave the shelter of the castle to investigate their homes and recover their loved ones. They return with the remains of three families that fill a two by one box. Afterwards, they make sure to properly bury the remains of their enemies for both health concerns and to practice better morals and respect than that of brigands. [[spoiler: At the end, Gazel is being pressured not to give Fulbert a Christian burial. Emmanuel intervenes because he doesn't want a modern ''Theatre/{{Antigone}}'']].''Theatre/{{Antigone}}''.]]



* After [[spoiler:Kurik]]'s death at the end of TheElenium, Sephrenia uses her magic to prevent his body from decomposing prior to his funeral. Also, the week long mourning rites that the church goes through following the death of Archprelate Cluvonius.
** Earlier in the Elenium, the knights find the body of a child killed by the Seeker. Kalten doesn't have a shovel, so he digs the girl's grave with his bare hands, and Bevier recites the Elene prayer for the dead.

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* After [[spoiler:Kurik]]'s death at the end of TheElenium, ''Literature/TheElenium'', Sephrenia uses her magic to prevent his body from decomposing prior to his funeral. Also, the week long mourning rites that the church goes through following the death of Archprelate Cluvonius.
** Earlier in the Elenium, story, the knights find the body of a child killed by the Seeker. Kalten doesn't have a shovel, so he digs the girl's grave with his bare hands, and Bevier recites the Elene prayer for the dead.



* In RickCook's ''Literature/LimboSystem'', Father Simon prays for a dead Colonist.

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* In RickCook's Creator/RickCook's ''Literature/LimboSystem'', Father Simon prays for a dead Colonist.



* In MichaelFlynn's Literature/SpiralArm novel ''In the Lion's Mouth'', Ravn promises Donovan that after they are done, she will personally escort him home, and arrange for a proper burial.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's Literature/SpiralArm novel ''In the Lion's Mouth'', Ravn promises Donovan that after they are done, she will personally escort him home, and arrange for a proper burial.



* In Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman's ''Fabiola'', there are several instances of this. First there's [[spoiler: Agnes's]] funeral after [[spoiler: her martyrdom]], in which [[spoiler: her best friend Emerentiana]] is seen heavily grieving. Later, [[spoiler: TheMole Torcuatus]] walks into the funeral of [[spoiler: Cecilia, a blind Christian girl who was tortured to death after his FaceHeelTurn; [[WhatHaveIBecome he's so shocked and remorseful]] that he immediately [[HeelFaceTurn returns to the side of good]].]] And by the end, we see [[spoiler: the former Christian hunter Fulvius returning to Rome after years WalkingTheEarth, and the first thing he does is to heavily cry and pay his respects to Agnes's grave, since he ratted her out after she refused his marriage proposal and that's what caused her death in the first place.]]

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* In Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman's ''Fabiola'', there are several instances of this. First there's [[spoiler: Agnes's]] funeral after [[spoiler: her martyrdom]], in which [[spoiler: her best friend Emerentiana]] is seen heavily grieving. Later, [[spoiler: TheMole Torcuatus]] walks into the funeral of [[spoiler: Cecilia, a blind Christian girl who was tortured to death after his FaceHeelTurn; [[WhatHaveIBecome he's so shocked and remorseful]] that he immediately [[HeelFaceTurn returns to the side of good]].]] good]]]]. And by the end, we see [[spoiler: the former Christian hunter Fulvius returning to Rome after years WalkingTheEarth, and the first thing he does is to heavily cry and pay his respects to Agnes's grave, since he ratted her out after she refused his marriage proposal and that's what caused her death in the first place.]]place]].



** For the Marat, the mutilation of the corpse of their clansman, especially scalping, is a major BerserkButton as it is seen as as stealing the dead's strength.

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** For the Marat, the mutilation of the corpse of their clansman, especially scalping, is a major BerserkButton as it is seen as as stealing the dead's strength.



* In ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber]]'' Corwin discovers the murdered body of a former lover who had been killed for a gift he gave her. He stopped his urgent journey to give her a respectful burial. Her murderer he tossed into the trees for the birds.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber]]'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' Corwin discovers the murdered body of a former lover who had been killed for a gift he gave her. He stopped his urgent journey to give her a respectful burial. Her murderer he tossed into the trees for the birds.



** [[ProudWarriorRace Klingons]] will hold open the eyes of a dying warrior and howl at the moment of death as a warning to the afterlife that a [[{{Badass}} Klingon warrior]] is about to arrive. After keeping watch over the body for a night (to protect it from predators), once the spirit has had time to make the trip to Sto-vo-kor, they then just dump the body, believing it to be an empty shell, but will celebrate the honorable dead with feasting, drinking and singing.

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** [[ProudWarriorRace [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingons]] will hold open the eyes of a dying warrior and howl at the moment of death as a warning to the afterlife that a [[{{Badass}} Klingon warrior]] is about to arrive. After keeping watch over the body for a night (to protect it from predators), once the spirit has had time to make the trip to Sto-vo-kor, they then just dump the body, believing it to be an empty shell, but will celebrate the honorable dead with feasting, drinking and singing.



** The Romulan comander in "Balance of Terror" orders the dead Centurion's body dumped into space along with a bunch of debris to [[PlayingPossum make it seem that his ship has been destroyed]] -- but he is clearly distressed about it, and [[TalkingToTheDead asks his late friend to forgive him]].

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** The Romulan comander commander in "Balance of Terror" orders the dead Centurion's body dumped into space along with a bunch of debris to [[PlayingPossum make it seem that his ship has been destroyed]] -- but he is clearly distressed about it, and [[TalkingToTheDead asks his late friend to forgive him]].



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'',[[spoiler: Uther's body is dressed in formal royal robes and laid out on a stone next to the tomb of his queen. Arthur holds vigil by his father's body overnight.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'',[[spoiler: ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''
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Uther's body is dressed in formal royal robes and laid out on a stone next to the tomb of his queen. Arthur holds vigil by his father's body overnight.]]



* In the ''[[ChoujinSentaiJetman Jetman]]'' tribute episode of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', the Gokaiger visit Gai Yuuki's grave ([[BackFromTheDead to confirm that he's really gone]]) and find presents left behind by his teammates, including flowers, his favorite liquor, and [[MythologyGag an Ako-chan ramen cup]].

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* In the ''[[ChoujinSentaiJetman ''[[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Jetman]]'' tribute episode of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', the Gokaiger visit Gai Yuuki's grave ([[BackFromTheDead to confirm that he's really gone]]) and find presents left behind by his teammates, including flowers, his favorite liquor, and [[MythologyGag an Ako-chan ramen cup]].



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a dead hunter is [[VikingFuneral burned on a pyre]] while surrounded by family or friends so the hunter does not [[CameBackWrong come back wrong]]. Not that it stops things, multiple characters have stuck around in ghost form, anchored to some personal item.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', a dead hunter is [[VikingFuneral burned on a pyre]] while surrounded by family or friends so the hunter does not [[CameBackWrong come back wrong]]. Not that it stops things, things; multiple characters have stuck around in ghost form, anchored to some personal item.UnfinishedBusiness.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Space Marines go to great lengths to recover their dead brothers, and the individual chapters have additional and often elaborate practices to remember their dead. However, the body itself is not really important, the important things are the progenoid glands, that generate and store the geneseed necessary to create new Space Marines, and the expensive and in some cases outright irreplacable weapons and armor.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Space Marines go to great lengths to recover their dead brothers, and the individual chapters have additional and often elaborate practices to remember their dead. However, the body itself is not really important, the important things are the progenoid glands, that generate and store the geneseed necessary to create new Space Marines, and the expensive and in some cases outright irreplacable irreplaceable weapons and armor.



* Not a burial place, but the "San Angelo" setting for 4th edition {{Champions}} has the Liberty Square plaza. Memorials to several fallen heroes, including the WWII-era team the Liberty Corps, are placed here. Most supers in San Angelo, regardless of where they fall on the hero - villain scale, refuse to fight here out of respect to the dead.

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* Not a burial place, but the "San Angelo" setting for 4th edition {{Champions}} TabletopGame/{{Champions}} has the Liberty Square plaza. Memorials to several fallen heroes, including the WWII-era team the Liberty Corps, are placed here. Most supers in San Angelo, regardless of where they fall on the hero - villain scale, refuse to fight here out of respect to the dead.



* Following the death of [[spoiler: Roy Cohn]] in ''Angels In America'', [[spoiler: Belize calls upon Louis to recite the Jewish prayer for the dead at his bedside, in spite of the fact that both men find the deceased personally and politically despicable.]]

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* Following the death of [[spoiler: Roy Cohn]] in ''Angels In America'', [[spoiler: Belize calls upon Louis to recite the Jewish prayer for the dead at his bedside, in spite of the fact that both men find the deceased personally and politically despicable.]]despicable]].



* Funerals and memorials are sometimes given [[IncrediblyLamePun grave importance]] in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.

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* Funerals and memorials are sometimes given [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} grave importance]] in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', people killed in the midst of tragedy or negative emotions run the risk of becoming Fiends. Therefore, Summoners are entrusted with the task of the Sending -- a sombre ritual dance casting their souls to the Farplane to find peaceful rest. [[TearJerker One of the most striking scenes in the game]] involves Yuna performing a Sending dance for the innocent victims of [[EldritchAbomination Sin's]] rampage on the little town of Kilika.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', people killed in the midst of tragedy or negative emotions run the risk of becoming Fiends. Therefore, Summoners are entrusted with the task of the Sending -- a sombre ritual dance casting their souls to the Farplane to find peaceful rest. [[TearJerker [[TearJerker/FinalFantasyX One of the most striking scenes in the game]] involves Yuna performing a Sending dance for the innocent victims of [[EldritchAbomination Sin's]] rampage on the little town of Kilika.



* [[TearJerker The funeral of]] [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLion Shinjiro Aragaki]]]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Although the school's headmaster and a few schoolmates couldn't care less for the person (and get called out on it by the heroes,) [[spoiler:Akihiko]]'s [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming visit to the memorial is one of the most poignant scenes in the franchise]].

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* [[TearJerker [[TearJerker/{{Persona3}} The funeral of]] [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLion Shinjiro Aragaki]]]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Although the school's headmaster and a few schoolmates couldn't care less for the person (and get called out on it by the heroes,) [[spoiler:Akihiko]]'s [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[Heartwarming/{{Persona3}} visit to the memorial is one of the most poignant scenes in the franchise]].



* In ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', after [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]] gets his [[spoiler:brain disintegrated thanks to [[Main/EyeBeams Heat Vision]] and powers down to normal form from SSGSS at the end of the rematch]]. [[Main/NeckLift his neck]] is let go and he begins falling towards the ground, [[Characters/SupermanTheCharacter Kal-El]] accompanies the falling corpse before grabbing the Saiyan's body and cradling it as he flies towards the ground. choosing and preferring to prevent Goku's body from landing in an undignified crumpled heap.

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* In ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', after [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Goku]] gets his [[spoiler:brain disintegrated thanks to [[Main/EyeBeams [[EyeBeams Heat Vision]] and powers down to normal form from SSGSS at the end of the rematch]]. [[Main/NeckLift his neck]] is let go and he begins falling towards the ground, [[Characters/SupermanTheCharacter Kal-El]] accompanies the falling corpse before grabbing the Saiyan's body and cradling it as he flies towards the ground. choosing and preferring to prevent Goku's body from landing in an undignified crumpled heap.



* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'', by Ursula Vernon: The Hyena-people eat a portion of the deceased's liver (and possibly other organs) to symbolize that the dead continue on in the memories of the living. How the deceased died, and at who's hands, is also very important - being killed by a member of their own race is practically taboo, and the representative sent to find out who had killed one of their warriors almost has a HeroicBreakdown when she finds out that the folks who did it were also Hyenas. Resolving this so that the warrior is still considered to have been treated with respect is a major plot point and results in the main character (Digger, a wombat) having to eat a chunk of hyena liver [[spoiler:and getting rather ill afterwards; wombats aren't carnivores, and carnivore liver is fairly toxic.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'', by Ursula Vernon: The Hyena-people eat a portion of the deceased's liver (and possibly other organs) to symbolize that the dead continue on in the memories of the living. How the deceased died, and at who's hands, is also very important - being killed by a member of their own race is practically taboo, and the representative sent to find out who had killed one of their warriors almost has a HeroicBreakdown when she finds out that the folks who did it were also Hyenas. Resolving this so that the warrior is still considered to have been treated with respect is a major plot point and results in the main character (Digger, a wombat) having to eat a chunk of hyena liver [[spoiler:and getting rather ill afterwards; wombats aren't carnivores, and carnivore liver is fairly toxic.]]toxic]].



* Webcomic/{{Strays}} [[http://www.straysonline.com/comic/88.htm Meela uses the dead man's cabin to form his funeral pyre.]]
* Webcomic/WoodenRose [[http://www.woodenrosecomic.com/comic/chapter4/85.html A funeral with the daughters in mourning]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-ninety-nine/ Adramelech objects to picking up the feathers: "Have some respect for the dead, son!"]]

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* Webcomic/{{Strays}} ''Webcomic/{{Strays}}'': [[http://www.straysonline.com/comic/88.htm Meela uses the dead man's cabin to form his funeral pyre.]]
* Webcomic/WoodenRose Webcomic/WoodenRose: [[http://www.woodenrosecomic.com/comic/chapter4/85.html A funeral with the daughters in mourning]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'': [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-ninety-nine/ Adramelech objects to picking up the feathers: "Have some respect for the dead, son!"]]



* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' comics based on the [[NuzlockeComics Nuzlocke Challenge]], the player character will often make a stop at Pokemon Tower or Mount Pyre to remember their fallen pokes and make offerings.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' comics based on the [[NuzlockeComics [[WebComic/NuzlockeComics Nuzlocke Challenge]], the player character will often make a stop at Pokemon Tower or Mount Pyre to remember their fallen pokes and make offerings.



* In ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian'' [[http://www.ambarb.com/?p=110 Rick carries the bodies of his father and brothers to their graves.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian'' ''Webcomic/AmericanBarbarian'', [[http://www.ambarb.com/?p=110 Rick carries the bodies of his father and brothers to their graves.]]



* After the first battle of the Tower in ''WereAlive'', those who were killed were given a funeral complete with [[TheDeadHaveNames the reading of their names.]]

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* After the first battle of the Tower in ''WereAlive'', ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'', those who were killed were given a funeral complete with [[TheDeadHaveNames the reading of their names.]]



* ''MadJackThePirate'': Mad Jack's Uncle Mortimer wished to be buried at the Island of [[Creator/HannaBarbera Hanna-Barbarian]]. In fact, taking his corpse there was [[OnOneCondition one of the conditions]] Mad Jack had to fulfill to be allowed to collect the inheritance Uncle Mortimer left him.

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* ''MadJackThePirate'': ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate'': Mad Jack's Uncle Mortimer wished to be buried at the Island of [[Creator/HannaBarbera Hanna-Barbarian]]. In fact, taking his corpse there was [[OnOneCondition one of the conditions]] Mad Jack had to fulfill to be allowed to collect the inheritance Uncle Mortimer left him.



* In the ''BeastWars'' episode "Code of Hero", after [[spoiler: Dinobot sacrifices his life to save the proto-humans]], the Maximals recycle his remains out of respect of his [[spoiler:Predacon]] heritage.

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* In the ''BeastWars'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' episode "Code of Hero", after [[spoiler: Dinobot sacrifices his life to save the proto-humans]], the Maximals recycle his remains out of respect of his [[spoiler:Predacon]] heritage.



* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. Dio desecrates Jonathan's remains in the worst way possible when he takes over his body for his own use. Supplementary materials reveal that Dio actually feels conflicted over doing this to one of the only people he ever respected, but he also believes that Jonathan's body is the only worthy vessel for his rebirth.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Dio desecrates Jonathan's remains in the worst way possible when he takes over his body for his own use. Supplementary materials reveal that Dio actually feels conflicted over doing this to one of the only people he ever respected, but he also believes that Jonathan's body is the only worthy vessel for his rebirth.



* ''Comicbook/TheFlash'': When Barry Allen killed Professor Zoom, the Rogues' Gallery stole the body, laid him out with his costume draped on the coffin... and furiously denounced Zoom for tarnishing their reputation by getting killed and ''blew up the coffin''.

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* ''Comicbook/TheFlash'': ''Franchise/TheFlash'': When Barry Allen killed Professor Zoom, the Rogues' Gallery stole the body, laid him out with his costume draped on the coffin... and furiously denounced Zoom for tarnishing their reputation by getting killed and ''blew up the coffin''.



*** Not ''just'' an IndianBurialGround, but one used for Indians who were [[AxCrazy insane]] or had some lingering illness. And then later it was used by [[EvilSorceror devil worshipping witches]]. And ''then'' [[TooDumbToLive someone built a house there]].

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*** Not ''just'' an IndianBurialGround, but one used for Indians who were [[AxCrazy insane]] or had some lingering illness. And then later it was used by [[EvilSorceror [[EvilSorcerer devil worshipping witches]]. And ''then'' [[TooDumbToLive someone built a house there]].



* In L. M. Montgomery's ''{{Emily of New Moon}}'' books, the founders of a family, a couple, were immigrating, until the woman declared that she would not get back on the ship: "Here I stay." When she died, her husband had it written on her gravestone. (His family have therefore made it a rule that you ''never'' hold grudges against the dead, and always attend the funeral and the like.)

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* In L. M. Montgomery's ''{{Emily of New Moon}}'' Creator/LMMontgomery's ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'' books, the founders of a family, a couple, were immigrating, until the woman declared that she would not get back on the ship: "Here I stay." When she died, her husband had it written on her gravestone. (His family have therefore made it a rule that you ''never'' hold grudges against the dead, and always attend the funeral and the like.)



* In ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', after shooting his captive prey Buffalo Bill skins (and in one case scalps) their corpses and dumps them in a river, where they wash up on the muddy shores bloated, rotting and nude. Hannibal Lecter, the novel's other serial killer, butchered, cooked and ate parts of some of his victims, but he also did other things with their bodies, often with an artistic element. [[spoiler: When he escapes he kills the two officers guarding him and uses a pocketknife to cut the face off one of them to use as a disguise to get himself carried out of the building.]] In the movie the other officer is partially skinned and strung up on the bars of Lecter's cage to resemble a butterfly. Not only is this a reference to two important elements of Buffalo Bill's M.O., it is also a reference to a Francis Bacon painting.

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* In ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', after shooting his captive prey Buffalo Bill skins (and in one case scalps) their corpses and dumps them in a river, where they wash up on the muddy shores bloated, rotting and nude. Hannibal Lecter, the novel's other serial killer, butchered, cooked and ate parts of some of his victims, but he also did other things with their bodies, often with an artistic element. [[spoiler: When he escapes he kills the two officers guarding him and uses a pocketknife to cut the face off one of them to use as a disguise to get himself carried out of the building.]] In the movie the other officer is partially skinned and strung up on the bars of Lecter's cage to resemble a butterfly. Not only is this a reference to two important elements of Buffalo Bill's M.O., it is also a reference to a Francis Bacon painting.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', after murdering [[spoiler:Robb Stark in the [[MoralEventHorizon Red Wedding]], the Freys desecrate his corpse by decapitating it and sewing the head of his direwolf Grey Wind in its place.]]
** Also as part of that same incident [[spoiler: the Frey's dumped the body of Robb's mother, Catelyn Tully Stark, in the river as a mockery of the funeral customs of House Tully. [[BackFromTheDead That one is going to come back to haunt them...]]]]
* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha revives in the past the body of a war captive offered in Turan's tomb. Her companion revives Turan -- and when they confront his widow, accuses her of disloyalty, since she had often pledged that she would bury ''herself'' with him, and instead sent him a mortal enemy.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', after murdering [[spoiler:Robb Stark in the [[MoralEventHorizon Red Wedding]], the Freys desecrate his corpse by decapitating it and sewing the head of his direwolf Grey Wind in its place.]]
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** Also as part of that same incident [[spoiler: the Frey's dumped the body of Robb's mother, Catelyn Tully Stark, in the river as a mockery of the funeral customs of House Tully. [[BackFromTheDead That one is going to come back to haunt them...]]]]
them..]]]].
* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha revives in the past the body of a war captive offered in Turan's tomb. Her companion revives Turan -- and when they confront his widow, accuses her of disloyalty, since she had often pledged that she would bury ''herself'' with him, and instead sent him a mortal enemy.



** As in the books [[spoiler: Robb Stark's corpse is decapitated after death and his direwolf's head is impaled on the stump. Here though we get to see it in all it's gory glory as it is tied to a horse and paraded in front of his dead and dying men, while in the books we only heard about it second-hand.]]

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** As in the books [[spoiler: Robb Stark's corpse is decapitated after death and his direwolf's head is impaled on the stump. Here though we get to see it in all it's gory glory as it is tied to a horse and paraded in front of his dead and dying men, while in the books we only heard about it second-hand.]]second-hand]].



* The painting of Albert Edelfelt: ''Duke Karl Insulting the Corpse of Klas Fleming''. It is depicting a probably fictional episode of the Swedish Civil War when the [[NotableSwedishMonarchs Regent Karl]] burst into the room where the body of his enemy, Admiral Klas Fleming's body lay, pulled on his beard and insulted him in front of her widow.

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* The painting of Albert Edelfelt: ''Duke Karl Insulting the Corpse of Klas Fleming''. It is depicting a probably fictional episode of the Swedish Civil War when the [[NotableSwedishMonarchs [[UsefulNotes/NotableSwedishMonarchs Regent Karl]] burst into the room where the body of his enemy, Admiral Klas Fleming's body lay, pulled on his beard and insulted him in front of her widow.



* The protagonist's late mother's body gets subjected to various indignities in Joe Orton's farce ''Loot''. At one point the original script had the corpse falling out of a closet onto her son. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatres_Act_1843 censor]] deemed this bit of business to be too shocking and insisted it be replaced with something else. Orton duly replaced the falling corpse with a speech where one of the other characters calls out the son for his shameless disrespect... not only has he stuffed his mother's in a closet, but ''[[spoiler: she's standing on her head.]]''

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* The protagonist's late mother's body gets subjected to various indignities in Joe Orton's farce ''Loot''. At one point the original script had the corpse falling out of a closet onto her son. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatres_Act_1843 censor]] deemed this bit of business to be too shocking and insisted it be replaced with something else. Orton duly replaced the falling corpse with a speech where one of the other characters calls out the son for his shameless disrespect... not only has he stuffed his mother's in a closet, but ''[[spoiler: she's standing on her head.]]'''']].



* "Return to Ostagar," a {{DLC}} mission for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', has the protagonist find the body of [[spoiler:King Cailan]], which the darkspawn have stripped, crucified, and apparently used for target practice. The player may then decide whether to give the corpse a proper funeral pyre, cut it down, or simply leave it hanging there. Characters like [[KnightInSourArmour Alistair]], [[TeamMom Wynne]], [[TheAtoner Leliana]], [[BloodKnight Oghren]] and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sten]][[note]]whose own culture doesn't do anything special with their dead but presumably recognizes that it's generally done in Ferelden as a sign of respect[[/note]] will support proper treatment of the dead. Characters like [[{{Jerkass}} Morrigan]], [[PunchClockVillain Zevran]] and [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Loghain]]]] will find it a waste of effort, and support cutting it down and giving it to the wolves or leaving it there.

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* "Return to Ostagar," a {{DLC}} {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC mission for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', has the protagonist find the body of [[spoiler:King Cailan]], which the darkspawn have stripped, crucified, and apparently used for target practice. The player may then decide whether to give the corpse a proper funeral pyre, cut it down, or simply leave it hanging there. Characters like [[KnightInSourArmour Alistair]], [[TeamMom Wynne]], [[TheAtoner Leliana]], [[BloodKnight Oghren]] and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sten]][[note]]whose own culture doesn't do anything special with their dead but presumably recognizes that it's generally done in Ferelden as a sign of respect[[/note]] will support proper treatment of the dead. Characters like [[{{Jerkass}} Morrigan]], [[PunchClockVillain Zevran]] and [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Loghain]]]] will find it a waste of effort, and support cutting it down and giving it to the wolves or leaving it there.



** He will also command his {{mook}}s to try to preserve Shepard's body. It is doubtful that he simply wants to give [[WorthyOpponent Shepard]] a proper burial.

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** He will also command his {{mook}}s {{mooks}} to try to preserve Shepard's body. It is doubtful that he simply wants to give [[WorthyOpponent Shepard]] a proper burial.



* Tsukiko in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' reanimates plenty of corpses to serve as guards for [[spoiler:the newly-captured Azure City]]. Far later on, [[spoiler:Malack reanimates the corpse of Durkon after being forced to kill him. Although he partially did it because he didn't want to lose a dear friend.]]

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* Tsukiko in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' reanimates plenty of corpses to serve as guards for [[spoiler:the newly-captured Azure City]]. Far later on, [[spoiler:Malack reanimates the corpse of Durkon after being forced to kill him. Although he partially did it because he didn't want to lose a dear friend.]]friend]].
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** The White Walkers arrange the corpses of their victims into grisly "art" [[spoiler:in a manner similar to the original ritual the Children of the Forest used to turn a man into the first White Walker]] before raising them as wights.
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* WilliamFaulkner's ''Literature/AsILayDying'' -- the entire plot

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