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24th Apr '16 6:02:39 AM TonyG
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* Appears on a level of ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''. Dirk has to dodge him and is unable to use his sword due to the Horseman casting a spell on it.
24th Mar '16 5:24:41 PM K_Vantas
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24th Mar '16 5:23:13 PM K_Vantas
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* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'', Ichabod Crane is brought back to life 250 years in modern day Sleepy Hollow after dying during a mission for General George Washington in 1781. Crane learns the Headless Horseman, whose head Crane chopped off before his perceived death, has awakened as well, beginning his nightly killing spree after just murdering Sleepy Hollow’s sheriff.

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* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'', Ichabod Crane is brought back to life 250 dies on the battlefield in 1781, killed by a Hessian Soldier (though the show's depiction of such borders on InNameOnly, sharing only a name and nationality [[spoiler:And in this case not even that as the solider was Crane's own, British friend who was raised from the dead]]). Before collapsing, he decapitates the Hessian and the two die side by side. When he awakens some 230 years later in the modern day Sleepy Hollow after dying during a mission for General George Washington in 1781. Crane learns United States, the Headless Horseman, whose head Crane chopped off before Hessian has also risen, still minus his perceived death, has awakened head, riding a white horse with red eyes. As well as well, beginning his nightly killing spree after just murdering Sleepy Hollow’s sheriff.the HeadlessHorseman, he is also Death, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and a dangerous antagonist.

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* [[http://www.madcoversite.com/mad059printid.jpg This cover]] from a 1960 Halloween issue of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''.



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* [[http://www.madcoversite.com/mad059printid.jpg This cover]] from a 1960 Halloween issue of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''.
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15th Feb '16 8:47:54 AM Lummeck
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* The TropeMaker[=/=]UrExample is [[http://pg4anna.tripod.com/Dullahan.htm The Dullahan]], an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dullahan Irish faerie]] (Unseelie court) that carries its head under its arm, and rides a massive black horse. Its head is much larger than a normal human's, with a literal ear-to-ear grin full of sharp teeth, big glowing eyes, and flesh that is often described as having the color and texture of moldy cheese. Getting a basin of blood thrown on you by one is a bad omen -- [[{{Psychopomp}} it means you're going to die soon]]. No gates and doors can bar their passage, but gold scares them away.

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* The TropeMaker[=/=]UrExample is [[http://pg4anna.tripod.com/Dullahan.htm The Dullahan]], an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dullahan Irish faerie]] (Unseelie court) that carries its head under its arm, and rides a massive black horse. Its head is much larger than a normal human's, with a literal ear-to-ear grin full of sharp teeth, big glowing eyes, and flesh that is often described as having the color and texture of moldy cheese. Getting a basin of blood thrown on you by one is a bad omen -- [[{{Psychopomp}} it means you're going to die soon]]. Sometimes instead of a basin, a Dullahan [[UpToEleven wields a human spine]] [[NightmareFuel as a whip]] and flicks blood at passersby from said spine. No gates and doors can bar their passage, but gold scares them away.
8th Dec '15 1:24:40 AM narm00
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* In MarvelComics teen humor comic ''Misty'', Misty's hometown of Shady Hollow had its own headless horseman legend. Misty's rival tries disguising herself as the headless horseman to scare Misty in one issue.
* MarvelComics has done at least two horror comic stories featuring the ghost of the Headless Horseman in ''Uncanny Tales'' #2 and ''Supernatural Thrillers'' # 6. Both were set in a contemporary Sleepy Hollow and featured someone pretending to be the ghost, only for the real ghost to take offence.

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* In MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics teen humor comic ''Misty'', Misty's hometown of Shady Hollow had its own headless horseman legend. Misty's rival tries disguising herself as the headless horseman to scare Misty in one issue.
* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has done at least two horror comic stories featuring the ghost of the Headless Horseman in ''Uncanny Tales'' #2 and ''Supernatural Thrillers'' # 6. Both were set in a contemporary Sleepy Hollow and featured someone pretending to be the ghost, only for the real ghost to take offence.



* Apparently a fascination for TheyMightBeGiants, who namedrop the HeadlessHorseman in their songs "You Probably Get That A Lot" and "Headless". "Authenticity Trip" contains references to Sleepy Hollow and to Ichabod Crane, but not to the Horseman himself.

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* Apparently a fascination for TheyMightBeGiants, Music/TheyMightBeGiants, who namedrop the HeadlessHorseman in their songs "You Probably Get That A Lot" and "Headless". "Authenticity Trip" contains references to Sleepy Hollow and to Ichabod Crane, but not to the Horseman himself.



** In some versions, the Dullahan's horse is not only also headless, but it's head floats alongside it as it rides. It's head is just as horrific and rotten as its master's head, and is ''larger than the rest of it's own body''.
* One of the myths of the Dullahan says that it drove a horse-drawn carriage known as a Coiste Bodhar (Death/Silent Coach) - sometimes pulled by headless horses.

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** In some versions, the Dullahan's horse is not only also headless, but it's its head floats alongside it as it rides. It's Its head is just as horrific and rotten as its master's head, and is ''larger than the rest of it's own body''.
* ** One of the myths of the Dullahan says that it drove a horse-drawn carriage known as a Coiste Bodhar (Death/Silent Coach) - sometimes pulled by headless horses.
2nd Nov '15 11:52:51 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** The Horseman appears in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' as a side quest for Connor to disprove his existence. He finds out the Horseman is indeed real.

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** The Horseman appears in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' as a side quest for Connor to disprove his existence. [[spoiler: He finds out the Horseman is indeed real.real, and actually beheading people.]]
22nd Oct '15 12:39:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ShadowMan - 2econd Coming'' features the Dullahan as one of the Grigori Sephiroth, and his head detaches and flies about the arena while his invulnerable body chases the player. Oh, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Shadow Man calls him an asshole]].

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* ''ShadowMan ''VideoGame/ShadowMan - 2econd Coming'' features the Dullahan as one of the Grigori Sephiroth, and his head detaches and flies about the arena while his invulnerable body chases the player. Oh, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Shadow Man calls him an asshole]].
4th Oct '15 8:37:12 AM ErebusElysium
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A specific type of undead (sometimes a ghost, sometimes a physical revenant), the Headless Horseman is a headless rider who haunts woods and roadways, often the one where he lost his head, in search of victims. Sometimes a Headless Horseman just seeks to scare, other times [[OffWithHisHead he will try to take others' heads]]. Sometimes, the Horseman will carry a jack-o'-lantern in place of his lost head.

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A specific type of undead (sometimes a ghost, sometimes a physical revenant), the Headless Horseman is a headless rider who haunts woods and roadways, often the one where he lost his head, in search of victims. Sometimes a Headless Horseman just seeks to scare, other times [[OffWithHisHead he will try to take others' heads]]. Sometimes, the Horseman will carry a [[StingyJack jack-o'-lantern in place of his lost head.
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18th Aug '15 2:03:46 PM Prfnoff
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* "Halloween Hound: The Legend of Creepy Collars" is the second-season premiere of ''{{Wishbone}}''. In this episode Wishbone imagines himself as Ichabod Crane and reenacts the Headless Horseman story in his imagination as his owner, a boy named Joe Talbot, goes on a Halloween night scavenger hunt.
* An episode of ''MurderSheWrote'', of all things, which relocated it to a prep school, and tied it in with the required murder.

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* "Halloween Hound: The Legend of Creepy Collars" is the second-season premiere of ''{{Wishbone}}''.''Series/{{Wishbone}}''. In this episode Wishbone imagines himself as Ichabod Crane and reenacts the Headless Horseman story in his imagination as his owner, a boy named Joe Talbot, goes on a Halloween night scavenger hunt.
* An episode of ''MurderSheWrote'', ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', of all things, which relocated it to a prep school, and tied it in with the required murder.



* In the ''BeetleborgsMetallix'' episode "Headless Over Heels", the Headless Horseman had an encounter with Wolfgang in the old country and allergies to him is what made him lose his head. When he arrives in Charterville looking for his head, he thought Wolfgang had it and tried to claim it back (or take the head of the other Hillhurst monsters). It turns out that Little Ghoul had his head which she used for bowling and ended up giving it back. Bolts were attached to the head to keep it from falling off again.

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* In the ''BeetleborgsMetallix'' ''Series/BeetleborgsMetallix'' episode "Headless Over Heels", the Headless Horseman had an encounter with Wolfgang in the old country and allergies to him is what made him lose his head. When he arrives in Charterville looking for his head, he thought Wolfgang had it and tried to claim it back (or take the head of the other Hillhurst monsters). It turns out that Little Ghoul had his head which she used for bowling and ended up giving it back. Bolts were attached to the head to keep it from falling off again.
12th Aug '15 8:12:55 PM DarkHunter
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* Sekibanki from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' may count. She is supposed to be a rokurokubi but accepts being called a Dullahan by Reimu and her theme is called "Dullahan Under The Willows". She also has a card associated with the Dullahan. She doesn't have a horse though.

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* Sekibanki from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' may count. She is supposed to be a rokurokubi [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi rokurokubi]] but accepts being called a Dullahan by Reimu and her theme is called "Dullahan Under The Willows". She also has a card associated with the Dullahan. She doesn't have a horse though.
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