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* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': Superman lets out an agonized scream after [[spoiler: killing Zod.]]
13th Nov '17 10:04:54 PM MerePeahen
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* The [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish]] tradition of [[DeathWail keening]] (singing a lament combined with wailing) over the body during the funeral procession and at the burial site is strikingly similar to the death wail of the [[OurBansheesAreLouder Banshee]];
"Keen" comes from the Gaelic verb "caoin", meaning "to [[Tears cry/weep]], to mourn" and its active article "caoineadh" ("weeping", "crying", "wailing") can also be translated as "[[Elegy elegy]]" or "lament". The caoineadh itself was often composed and performed in an improvised way, with at least one keening woman (bean chaointe) hired to lead the rest of the mourners, who generally joined with the chorus. The caoineadh generally consisted of [[StockCharacter stock poetic]] elements (the genealogy of the deceased, praise for the deceased, emphasis on the sorrow of those left behind etc.) set to vocal lament.

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* The [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish]] tradition of [[DeathWail keening]] (singing a lament combined with wailing) over the body during the funeral procession and at the burial site is strikingly similar to the death wail of the [[OurBansheesAreLouder Banshee]];
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comes from the Gaelic verb "caoin", meaning "to [[Tears cry/weep]], cry/weep, to mourn" and its active article "caoineadh" ("weeping", "crying", "wailing") can also be translated as "[[Elegy elegy]]" or "lament"."elegy/lament". The caoineadh itself was often composed and performed in an improvised way, with at least one keening woman (bean chaointe) hired to lead the rest of the mourners, who generally joined with the chorus. The caoineadh generally consisted of [[StockCharacter stock poetic]] elements (the genealogy of the deceased, praise for the deceased, emphasis on the sorrow of those left behind etc.) set to vocal lament.
13th Nov '17 10:03:18 PM MerePeahen
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* The [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish]] tradition of [[DeathWail keening]] (singing a lament combined with wailing) over the body during the funeral procession and at the burial site is strikingly similar to the death wail of the [[OurBansheesAreLouder Banshee]];
"Keen" comes from the Gaelic verb "caoin", meaning "to [[Tears cry/weep]], to mourn" and its active article "caoineadh" ("weeping", "crying", "wailing") can also be translated as "[[Elegy elegy]]" or "lament". The caoineadh itself was often composed and performed in an improvised way, with at least one keening woman (bean chaointe) hired to lead the rest of the mourners, who generally joined with the chorus. The caoineadh generally consisted of [[StockCharacter stock poetic]] elements (the genealogy of the deceased, praise for the deceased, emphasis on the sorrow of those left behind etc.) set to vocal lament.
12th Nov '17 3:41:44 PM MerePeahen
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* In [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a [[TheFairFolk fairy-woman]] and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[HowlOfSorrow wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.

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* In [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a [[TheFairFolk fairy-woman]] and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[HowlOfSorrow [[DeathWail wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.
12th Nov '17 3:40:43 PM MerePeahen
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* In [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a [[TheFairFolk fairy-woman]] and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[HowlOfSorrow wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.
* Much of Latin America believes in the legend of [[LaLlorona La Llorona]], the spirit of a woman who died after she drowned her children and cannot enter Heaven until she has found them; she is heard crying "¡Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!") as she searches for them. Those who hear her crying supposedly are doomed to die soon.
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* In [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a [[TheFairFolk fairy-woman]] and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[HowlOfSorrow wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.
* Much of Latin America believes in the legend of [[LaLlorona La Llorona]], the spirit of a woman who died after she drowned her children and cannot enter Heaven until she has found them; she is heard crying "¡Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!") as she searches for them. Those who hear her crying supposedly are doomed to die soon.
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10th Nov '17 4:25:11 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'': Wolf does this [[spoiler:as he lays dying.]]

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* ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'': Wolf does this [[spoiler:as he lays dying.]]lies dying]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Well, a bat-hybrid (who's just a woman, in reality) has a SHRIEK of sorrow at what she's become. Doesn't make it any less sad (and comforting to know this didn't last long).
* Wilford Wolf in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', who isolates himself and cry-howls to the sky after Minerva has utterly rejected him. And then the moon comes out and [[MrFanservice he starts transforming,]] [[YouSexyBeast turning it into a normal howl.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Well, a bat-hybrid (who's just a woman, in reality) has a SHRIEK ''shriek'' of sorrow at what she's become. Doesn't make it any less sad (and comforting to know this didn't last long).
* Wilford Wolf in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', who isolates himself and cry-howls to the sky after Minerva has utterly rejected him. And then the moon comes out and [[MrFanservice he starts transforming,]] transforming]], [[YouSexyBeast turning it into a normal howl.]]howl]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' episode "Cap'n Spanky's Showboat", Pete howls mournfully after Captain Smokey declares that loss of business aboard the ''Mississippi Queen'' has left him with no reason to live.
10th Nov '17 4:19:36 PM MerePeahen
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* In [[CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a fairy-woman and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[DeathWail wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.
* Much of [[LatinAmerica]] believes in the legend of [[LaLlorona La Llorona]], the spirit of a woman who died after she drowned her children and cannot enter Heaven until she has found them; she is heard crying "¡Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!") as she searches for them.

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* In [[CelticMythology [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a fairy-woman [[TheFairFolk fairy-woman]] and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[DeathWail [[HowlOfSorrow wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.
* Much of [[LatinAmerica]] Latin America believes in the legend of [[LaLlorona La Llorona]], the spirit of a woman who died after she drowned her children and cannot enter Heaven until she has found them; she is heard crying "¡Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!") as she searches for them.them. Those who hear her crying supposedly are doomed to die soon.


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10th Nov '17 4:12:49 PM MerePeahen
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* In [[CelticMythology Irish and Scottish folklore]], the banshee (or [[OurBansheesAreLouder bean-sidhe]]) is a fairy-woman and often guardian spirit of the old Gaelic families who can [[PortentOfDoom foretell death]] in "her" family; she [[DeathWail wails]] and [[OneWomanWail cries]] through the night to warn the family that one of them will soon die; if the family hears her crying three nights in a row, they know that they should begin planning a funeral. As she can foretell death in the family that she protects, the banshee is also grieving for the family as well as warning them of impending death.
* Much of [[LatinAmerica]] believes in the legend of [[LaLlorona La Llorona]], the spirit of a woman who died after she drowned her children and cannot enter Heaven until she has found them; she is heard crying "¡Ay, mis hijos!" ("Oh, my children!") as she searches for them.
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16th Oct '17 2:31:14 PM Iris
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* In ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'', John falls into angry, anguished screams [[spoiler:after his home is destroyed and he's forced back into The Life.]]


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* ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians The Last Olympian]]'' crosses this with DeathWail when Percy comes down from a Curse-of-Achilles-induced BerserkerRage and realizes one of the Apollo kids who was fighting alongside him is missing. Made even more heartbreaking by [[AmbiguousSituation the fact that it's ambiguous if one of Kronos' troops killed him or if he drowned when Percy broke the bridge to drive them back]].


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* ''Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller'': John tends to descend into inchoate screams when unhappy. Most prominently displayed in ''Literature/IDontWantToKillYou'' when he hears that another person has died despite his best efforts. He even punctuates it with a solid, splintery punch to the nearest door.
12th Oct '17 4:48:48 PM MarioandSmurfs
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* In ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'', a lonely and overworked Rolf succumbs to howling.

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* In ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'', a lonely and overworked Rolf Rowlf succumbs to howling.
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