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5th Jun '17 6:27:02 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/AmericanGods'' features a version lacking from the book. In the book, the first Vikings to reach the shores of America are use a man from a local Native American tribe who came to befriend them as a HumanSacrifice to Odin. In the series, presumably the gods of the Natives warned them about the danger these Vikings posed, because the first time one of the Vikings tries to step off the beach their ship landed on he is shot by unseen archers until he is covered from head to toe with arrows. ([[http://p.fod4.com/p/media/9015cde16b/mdw2dqnDShdfJhitsZkQ_Arrows-American-Gods-1.gif Literally]]) The increasingly desperate Vikings pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, and will try ''anything'' to get a favorable wind from Odin just so they can leave the place.

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* ''Series/AmericanGods'' features a version lacking from the book. In the book, the first Vikings to reach the shores of America are use a man from a local Native American tribe who came to befriend them as a HumanSacrifice to Odin. In the series, presumably the gods of the Natives warned them about the danger these Vikings posed, because the first time one of the Vikings tries to step off the beach their ship landed on he is shot by unseen archers until he is covered from head to toe with arrows. ([[http://p.fod4.com/p/media/9015cde16b/mdw2dqnDShdfJhitsZkQ_Arrows-American-Gods-1.gif Literally]]) The increasingly desperate Vikings pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, and will try ''anything'' to get a favorable wind from Odin just so they can leave the place.
10th May '17 7:59:54 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/AmericanGods'' features a version lacking from the book. In the book, the first Vikings to reach the shores of America are use a man from a local Native American tribe who came to befriend them as a HumanSacrifice to Odin. In the series, presumably the gods of the Natives warned them about the danger these Vikings posed, because the first time one of the Vikings tries to step off the beach their ship landed on he is shot by unseen archers until he is covered from head to toe with arrows. ([[http://p.fod4.com/p/media/9015cde16b/mdw2dqnDShdfJhitsZkQ_Arrows-American-Gods-1.gif Literally]]) The increasingly desperate Vikings pull a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, and will try ''anything'' to get a favorable wind from Odin just so they can leave the place.
29th Apr '17 12:45:42 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It happens again in ''Side Despair's'' episode 10, when [[spoiler: [[http://shieni.tumblr.com/post/150450446562/nanamis-death-dr2-dr3 the real Chiaki Nanami]] is first stabbed through the chest and ''then'' impaled from the ground by many other lances, as [[KillTheCutie the corollary]] to a huge BreakTheCutie process.]]

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** It happens again in ''Side Despair's'' episode 10, when [[spoiler: [[http://shieni.[[http://amirn.tumblr.com/post/150450446562/nanamis-death-dr2-dr3 the real Chiaki Nanami]] is first stabbed through the chest and ''then'' impaled from the ground by many other lances, as [[KillTheCutie the corollary]] to a huge BreakTheCutie process.]]
8th Mar '17 4:41:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': in Yuki's memorable battle with [[spoiler:Ryoko]], she is impaled by a large number of metal spikes, but doesn't seem concerned at all.

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* ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'': ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': in Yuki's memorable battle with [[spoiler:Ryoko]], she is impaled by a large number of metal spikes, but doesn't seem concerned at all.
6th Mar '17 2:59:11 PM Wyldchyld
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* Being simultaneously pierced with multiple implements is actually FetishFuel for some.
12th Feb '17 5:02:55 AM Kakai
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* In the climax of the second ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' book, Aeduen has over a dozen arrows stuck in him, including one going through his heart. Good thing he has a HealingFactor.
27th Jan '17 9:43:29 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tormund Giantsbane after the Battle of Castle Black.
22nd Jan '17 12:06:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It happens again in ''Side Despair's'' episode 10, when [[spoiler: [[http://handda.tumblr.com/post/150450446562/nanamis-death-dr2-dr3 the real Chiaki Nanami]] is first stabbed through the chest and ''then'' impaled from the ground by many other lances, as [[KillTheCutie the corollary]] to a huge BreakTheCutie process.]]

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** It happens again in ''Side Despair's'' episode 10, when [[spoiler: [[http://handda.[[http://shieni.tumblr.com/post/150450446562/nanamis-death-dr2-dr3 the real Chiaki Nanami]] is first stabbed through the chest and ''then'' impaled from the ground by many other lances, as [[KillTheCutie the corollary]] to a huge BreakTheCutie process.]]
9th Jan '17 12:36:00 PM erforce
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* The villain of the 2007 film ''Film/ThePromiseKeeper''.

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* %%* The villain of the 2007 film ''Film/ThePromiseKeeper''.



* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'': In the third installment, Dante is interrupted in eating a slice of pizza by a large group of scythe wielding demons warping in around him and turning him into an inhuman scythecushion. Up until Dante ''grins'', walks a few steps ''dragging the demons still holding onto their scythes'' and proceeds to kill every single one of his attackers '''with the scythe blades that are still stuck in him.'''

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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'': In the third installment, ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'', Dante is interrupted in eating a slice of pizza by a large group of scythe wielding demons warping in around him and turning him into an inhuman scythecushion. Up until Dante ''grins'', walks a few steps ''dragging the demons still holding onto their scythes'' and proceeds to kill every single one of his attackers '''with the scythe blades that are still stuck in him.'''



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': In the third game, you can be turned into one by The Fear. If you use the medical screen to heal your wounds ''except'' for pulling out the arrows, Snake will spend the entire game with arrows sticking out of his body.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': In the third game, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', you can be turned into one by The Fear. If you use the medical screen to heal your wounds ''except'' for pulling out the arrows, Snake will spend the entire game with arrows sticking out of his body.



* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' characters can be turned into human pincushions with literally dozens of arrows sticking out of them. If their health is high enough they can keep going.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', characters can be turned into human pincushions with literally dozens of arrows sticking out of them. If their health is high enough they can keep going.
26th Nov '16 1:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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Either way, having a character with multiple objects sticking out of them adds a touch of dramatic tension, while highlighting that character's BadAss qualities, even if they die. Note, however, that for this trope to have been truly invoked, the work must feature a character with a sufficient amount of projectiles/weapons stuck in their body, typically at least 4 or 5. Otherwise, the atmosphere created isn't quite the same.

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Either way, having a character with multiple objects sticking out of them adds a touch of dramatic tension, while highlighting that character's BadAss badass qualities, even if they die. Note, however, that for this trope to have been truly invoked, the work must feature a character with a sufficient amount of projectiles/weapons stuck in their body, typically at least 4 or 5. Otherwise, the atmosphere created isn't quite the same.
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