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13th Nov '16 8:04:26 PM Warpshard
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* The Headless Horseman appears in a seasonal event in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' (during Halloween). He flies around setting starting towns on fire and can be fought as a boss. According to the background material, he used to be Sir Thomas, a paladin of the Scarlet Crusade who went insane after he killed his family, and then was killed by his fellow Crusaders. After this, he was risen as an undead by the dreadlord Balnazzar. The quest to kill him is titled "[[DecapitationPresentation Bring me the head of]]... [[FridgeLogic Oh wait.]]" Out of the items you can get for defeating him there's his helmet and his horse, which increases your speed on both land and air.

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* The Headless Horseman appears in a seasonal event in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' (during Halloween). He flies around setting starting towns on fire and can be fought as a boss. According to the background material, he used to be Sir Thomas, a paladin of the Scarlet Crusade who went insane after he killed his family, and family in a raid on a town. He then began [[RhymesOnADime speaking in rhyme]], and was killed by his fellow after he began to attack other Crusaders. After this, he He was risen as an undead by the dreadlord Balnazzar. The quest to kill him is titled "[[DecapitationPresentation Bring me the head of]]... [[FridgeLogic Oh wait.]]" Out of the items you can get for defeating him there's his helmet and his horse, which increases your speed on both land and air.
13th Nov '16 7:58:18 PM Warpshard
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* The Headless Horseman appears in a seasonal event in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' (during Halloween). He flies around setting starting towns on fire and can be fought as a boss. According to the background material, he used to be a paladin of the Scarlet Crusade who went insane after his family was killed, died and got risen as an undead by the dreadlord Balnazzar. The quest to kill him is titled "[[DecapitationPresentation Bring me the head of]]... [[FridgeLogic Oh wait.]]" Out of the items you can get for defeating him there's his helmet and his horse, which increases your speed on both land and air.

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* The Headless Horseman appears in a seasonal event in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' (during Halloween). He flies around setting starting towns on fire and can be fought as a boss. According to the background material, he used to be Sir Thomas, a paladin of the Scarlet Crusade who went insane after he killed his family family, and then was killed, died and got killed by his fellow Crusaders. After this, he was risen as an undead by the dreadlord Balnazzar. The quest to kill him is titled "[[DecapitationPresentation Bring me the head of]]... [[FridgeLogic Oh wait.]]" Out of the items you can get for defeating him there's his helmet and his horse, which increases your speed on both land and air.
9th Oct '16 9:46:47 AM erforce
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* A more modern version, a headless bicyclist, shows up as a PeekABogeyman in the ''Literature/GraveyardSchool'' series. [[spoiler:She's one of the students at the school. Not that she's not undead . . . as in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', she can pose as living during the daytime. Fortunately, she's completely harmless.]]

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* A more modern version, a headless bicyclist, shows up as a PeekABogeyman in the ''Literature/GraveyardSchool'' series. [[spoiler:She's one of the students at the school. Not that she's not undead . . . as in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', she can pose as living during the daytime. Fortunately, she's completely harmless.]]
29th Sep '16 11:23:32 PM JackG
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* "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon. Roland is a Norwegian mercenary skilled with a Thompson submachine gun, who gets murdered by a fellow mercenary during the Congo War of TheSixties. His ghost tracks down and murders his assassin, and [[ForeverWar continues to stalk the war zones of the world]].

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* "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon. Music/WarrenZevon. Roland is a Norwegian mercenary mercenary, skilled with a Thompson submachine gun, who gets murdered by a fellow mercenary during the Congo War of TheSixties. His ghost tracks down and murders his assassin, and [[ForeverWar continues goes on to stalk the war zones of the world]].
29th Sep '16 11:21:21 PM JackG
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* "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon. Roland is a Norwegian mercenary skilled with a Thompson submachine gun, who gets murdered by a fellow mercenary during the Congo War of TheSixties. His ghost tracks down and murders his assassin, and [[ForeverWar continues to stalk the war zones of the world]].
17th Aug '16 9:23:14 PM TPPR10
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* Sekibanki from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' may count. She is supposed to be a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi rokurokubi]] (though ZUN intended for her to be a Nukekubi, but got the two mixed up) 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 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi rokurokubi]] (though she is closer to being a nukekubi, as ZUN intended for her to be a Nukekubi, but got couldn't recall if rokurokubi was the two mixed up) one with extendable neck or detachable head) 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.
17th Aug '16 9:18:51 PM TPPR10
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* Sekibanki from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' may count. She is supposed to be a [[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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* Sekibanki from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' may count. She is supposed to be a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi rokurokubi]] (though ZUN intended for her to be a Nukekubi, but got the two mixed up) 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.
23rd Jul '16 4:59:19 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' comic, Casper encounters the Horseman, who finally does meet up with his long-lost noggin, which has been going around as the "Horseless Headman".

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* In a ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' comic, Casper encounters the Horseman, who finally does meet up with his long-lost noggin, which has been going around as the "Horseless Headman".
12th Jun '16 4:43:41 AM DaibhidC
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* Tiffany Aching briefly encounters a headless horseman in ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'':
--> '''Tiffany:''' He had no head!
--> '''Toad:''' Well that is the major job qualification.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Tiffany Aching briefly encounters a headless horseman in ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'':
--> ---> '''Tiffany:''' He had no head!
--> ---> '''Toad:''' Well that is the major job qualification.
19th May '16 1:06:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Parodied in ''RockosModernLife'' with the one-legged "Hopping Hessian".

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* Parodied in ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' with the one-legged "Hopping Hessian".
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