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15th May '17 8:42:54 AM nielas
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* In ''We Are From The Future'', the four protagonists make a lot of money digging up old World War 2 battlefields and selling the artifacts they find, including personal items found on corpses. They get LaserGuidedKarma when they are transported back in time to 1943 and discover that the bodies they have desecrated in 2008 were their own.



* In ''We Are From The Future'' the four protagonists make a lot of money digging up old World War 2 battlefields and selling the artifacts they find which include personal items found on corpses. They get LaserGuidedKarma when they are transported back in time to 1943 and discover that the bodies they have desecrated in 2008 were their own.

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* In ''We Are From The Future'' the four protagonists make a lot of money digging up old World War 2 battlefields and selling the artifacts they find which include personal items found on corpses. They get LaserGuidedKarma when they are transported back in time to 1943 and discover that the bodies they have desecrated in 2008 were their own.
15th May '17 8:41:21 AM nielas
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* In ''We Are From The Future'' the four protagonists make a lot of money digging up old World War 2 battlefields and selling the artifacts they find which include personal items found on corpses. They get LaserGuidedKarma when they are transported back in time to 1943 and discover that the bodies they have desecrated in 2008 were their own.
15th May '17 3:30:15 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Taking the Stone", set on an entire planet used as a cemetary for royalty, LovableRogue Rygel steals gold and jewels from graves, but returns them after suffering poltergeist phenomena. It's [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane left unclear]] whether this was due to actual vengeful spirits, or to the team psychic Zhaan using her powers to teach him a lesson.
14th May '17 7:58:58 PM Stealth
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* A variation where people aren't stealing the corpses, but the ''gravesite itself''. Reports indicate that numerous sunken ships of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII vintage have been attacked by scrap dealers who use explosives to break up the wrecks and sell the metal. This has actually resulted in the complete loss of vessels like [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/16/british-second-world-war-ships-illegal-scavenging-java-sea HMS Exeter and Encounter as well as USS Perch]] and significant damage to vessels like [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/11187603/Celebrated-British-warships-being-stripped-bare-for-scrap-metal.html HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales]]. Needless to say, these are ''war graves'' where hundreds of men perished and this has been cause for widespread outrage from veterans' groups in many countries, who view it as a MoralEventHorizon on par with digging up entire cemeteries with dynamite.
6th Apr '17 7:22:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' has a guild of people known as the Collectors whose job is to find dead bodies and turn them in to the Dustmen, a local sect that runs the Mortuary and prepares and inters the bodies of Sigil's dead. The Collectors almost always strip the bodies of everything valuable first. One of your party members, [[HalfHumanHybrid Annah]], is one... and met you by finding your PlayerCharacter dead and collecting his body. (The game starts with you waking up at the morgue, and you meet up with her again later.)

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' has a guild of people known as the Collectors whose job is to find dead bodies and turn them in to the Dustmen, a local sect that runs the Mortuary and prepares and inters the bodies of Sigil's dead. The Collectors almost always strip the bodies of everything valuable first. One of your party members, [[HalfHumanHybrid Annah]], is one... and met you by finding your PlayerCharacter dead and collecting his body. (The game starts with you waking up at the morgue, and you meet up with her again later.)
26th Dec '16 9:59:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Hand was brazen enough to dig up {{Doctor Octopus}}'s corpse from a public cemetery in ''broad daylight'' in order to enact the evil ritual that restored him to life. As one might expect, [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter]] and Mary Jane were rather shaken about it after seeing it on the news.
26th Dec '16 12:40:40 AM ScotieRw
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'''Do not confuse with RobbingTheDead, which is the taking of personal belongings from a corpse.''' Though the terrm "grave robbing" is sued to refer to both tropes.

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'''Do not confuse with RobbingTheDead, which is the taking of personal belongings from a corpse.''' Though the terrm term "grave robbing" is sued used to refer to both tropes.
26th Dec '16 12:40:20 AM ScotieRw
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'''Do not confuse with RobbingTheDead, which is the taking of personal belongings from a corpse.'''

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'''Do not confuse with RobbingTheDead, which is the taking of personal belongings from a corpse.'''
''' Though the terrm "grave robbing" is sued to refer to both tropes.
24th Dec '16 11:35:36 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Arcanum}}'' You are required to dig up 2 graves (1 if you know where you are going) to beat the game. You can also dig up various other graves.

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* In ''{{Arcanum}}'' You ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', you are required to dig up 2 graves (1 if you know where you are going) to beat the game. You can also dig up various other graves.
28th Nov '16 6:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', necessary to revive the BigBad.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', necessary to revive the BigBad.
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