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10th Dec '17 1:37:22 AM AmayirotAkago
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* Being made of goo, this is how ''VideoGame/{{Gruntz}}'' die when killed via regular damage. One of their death quotes is even "I'm Melting!".
15th Nov '17 8:10:01 PM PaulA
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* When General Kala is laser-blasted in ''Film/FlashGordon'' and falls prone on a flight of stairs, a flood of black liquid dribbles down the steps from her visibly-collapsing costume.

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* When General Kala is laser-blasted in ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' and falls prone on a flight of stairs, a flood of black liquid dribbles down the steps from her visibly-collapsing costume.
6th Nov '17 2:47:24 AM StFan
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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', one of Calvin's {{Imagine Spot}}s involves it being so hot outside that he melts, leaving only his clothes behind. His melted remains then evaporate and then rain, restoring him to solid form, and a now naked Calvin runs off. The strip ends with Calvin's mother picking up his clothes off the sidewalk while muttering [[OhNoNotAgain "Not again!"]]

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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', one ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
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of Calvin's {{Imagine Spot}}s involves it being so hot outside that he melts, leaving only his clothes behind. His melted remains then evaporate and then rain, restoring him to solid form, and a now naked Calvin runs off. The strip ends with Calvin's mother picking up his clothes off the sidewalk while muttering [[OhNoNotAgain "Not again!"]]



* ComicBook/TheJoker subverted this trope (what else?) in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', when Vicki Vale threw a pitcher of water at him in order to distract him. After impersonating [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch]] and crying "I'm melting!" for a few seconds, he then shouted "Boo!" at Vicki, just before Batman [[SuperWindowJump smashed through the skylight]] in probably the iconic BigDamnHeroes moment of the film.

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* ComicBook/TheJoker subverted this trope (what else?) in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', when Vicki Vale threw throws a pitcher of water at him in order to distract him. After impersonating [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch]] and crying "I'm melting!" for a few seconds, he then shouted shouts "Boo!" at Vicki, just before Batman [[SuperWindowJump smashed smashes through the skylight]] in probably the iconic BigDamnHeroes moment of the film.



* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': The Grandmaster uses a weapon looking like a rod topped by a sphere to execute people who displeased him, as he demonstrates with his "cousin" next to Thor. This results in the victim melting into a blue goo, to Thor's horror. Then the Grandmaster complains that he got some on his shoes.



-->'''Mother:''' Honestly! You'd think they were... (''rain suddenly starts at the family proceeds to ''melt)... made of sugar and afraid they would melt?

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-->'''Mother:''' Honestly! You'd think they were... (''rain ''[rain suddenly starts at the family proceeds to ''melt)...melt]'' ... made of sugar and afraid they would melt?



* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''

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* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'':



** In "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E55SlimeOkayYoureOkay Slime Okay, You're Okay]]", one of Bushroot's failed experiments in creating companionship for himself results in "Intelligence, Indigestion, Insanity, and In a Puddle" -- and almost kills Gosalyn when she gets exposed to it. (She still hated the cure; plain soap and water.)

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** In "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E55SlimeOkayYoureOkay Slime Okay, You're Okay]]", one of Bushroot's failed experiments in creating companionship for himself results in "Intelligence, Indigestion, Insanity, and In a Puddle" -- and almost kills Gosalyn when she gets exposed to it. (She still hated hates the cure; cure: plain soap and water.)



-->'''Sarah:''' LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO JIMMY! ''(holds up pitcher)''\\

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-->'''Sarah:''' --->'''Sarah:''' LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO JIMMY! ''(holds ''[holds up pitcher)''\\pitcher]''\\



* June once did this (using a magnifying glass against the sun) to both her and Henry in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''...

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'':
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June once did does this (using a magnifying glass against the sun) to both her and Henry in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''...episode.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', this happens to Roberto when he eats a piece of Hermes' skin, thanks to years of LaBarbara's extremely spicy cooking.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', this ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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happens to Roberto when he eats a piece of Hermes' skin, thanks to years of LaBarbara's extremely spicy cooking.



* An Abominable Snowman follows WesternAnimation/BugsBunny to Palm Springs - he sits in a lounge chair, sweating heavily, occasionally muttering "Gosh, it's hot!" before melting completely into a puddle of water - seems he really ''was'' a snowman.

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* An Abominable Snowman follows WesternAnimation/BugsBunny to Palm Springs - -- he sits in a lounge chair, sweating heavily, occasionally muttering "Gosh, it's hot!" before melting completely into a puddle of water - -- seems he really ''was'' a snowman.



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3rd Nov '17 1:50:41 AM Actua11y
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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has a particularly gruesome case in the last chapter. [[spoiler:Lucy's psychic powers slowly damage her body on a molecular level and during the finale she uses them to such a great extent that parts of her slowly start to liquefy. In her [[RedemptionEqualsDeath moment of redemption]], she uses all the power she has to save Kouta and his friends which literally causes her skin and flesh to melt.]] First the arms and legs fall off and during the death scene she is only a melting skull and torso and asks to be covered by a jacket so the others (and the readers) don't have to see her like that during her final minutes. To add to the heartbreak, [[spoiler: she uses her one vector to give a gun to Kouta as she begs him to [[MercyKill end her suffering]].]]

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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' has a particularly gruesome case in the last chapter. [[spoiler:Lucy's psychic powers slowly damage her body on a molecular level and during the finale she uses them to such a great extent that parts of her slowly start to liquefy. In her [[RedemptionEqualsDeath moment of redemption]], she uses all the power she has to save Kouta and his friends which literally causes her skin and flesh to melt.]] First First, the arms and legs fall off and during the death scene she is only a melting skull and torso and asks to be covered by a jacket so the others (and the readers) don't have to see her like that during her final minutes. To add to the heartbreak, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she uses her one vector to give a gun to Kouta as she begs him to [[MercyKill end her suffering]].]]



** From 1972 to 1974, Archie published a ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' spinoff, ''Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told By Sabrina''. It had the odd combination of [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics284.html straight-up horror stories]] with art in the familiar Archie house style and Sabrina acting as HorrorHost. One story in particular stands out, featuring a boy who teases a stutterer at school. The kindly teacher happens to be a witch, and gives him an enchanted book that ''melts his face off'', and possibly kills him!

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** From 1972 to 1974, Archie published a ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' spinoff, ''Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told By Sabrina''. It had the odd combination of [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics284.html straight-up horror stories]] with art in the familiar Archie house style and Sabrina acting as HorrorHost. One story story, in particular particular, stands out, featuring a boy who teases a stutterer at school. The kindly teacher happens to be a witch, and gives him an enchanted book that ''melts his face off'', and possibly kills him!



* Glim in ''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon'' is a girl made of wax, so naturally, she's quite frightened of heat because she doesn't want to melt. [[spoiler: She later performs a HeroicSacrifice by keeping the fires of the Sun lit, saving the Sun but melting in the process. Luckily, [[DisneyDeath she gets resculpted and brought back.]]]]

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* Glim in ''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon'' is a girl made of wax, so naturally, she's quite frightened of heat because she doesn't want to melt. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She later performs a HeroicSacrifice by keeping the fires of the Sun lit, saving the Sun but melting in the process. Luckily, [[DisneyDeath she gets resculpted and brought back.]]]]



%%** Iceman in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' by [[spoiler: ''three'' Sentinels in the climax.]]

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%%** Iceman in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' by [[spoiler: ''three'' [[spoiler:''three'' Sentinels in the climax.]]



* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': [[spoiler: The T-1000]] after he is shot in the gut with a grenade by the T-800. He falls into a vat of molten steel, where he shrieks [[spoiler:(and [[ShapeShifterSwanSong transforms into his victims]])]] as he melts away.

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The T-1000]] after he is shot in the gut with a grenade by the T-800. He falls into a vat of molten steel, where he shrieks [[spoiler:(and [[ShapeShifterSwanSong transforms into his victims]])]] as he melts away.



* ''Film/CubeZero'': A particularely disgusting example happens when a character who appears in the opening minutes gets completely sprayed with some sort of odorless tissue-eating acid. He initially thinks that it's water, thirstily gulping it down before noticing that his skin turns waxy and starts to flake off.

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* ''Film/CubeZero'': A particularely particularly disgusting example happens when a character who appears in the opening minutes gets completely sprayed with some sort of odorless tissue-eating acid. He initially thinks that it's water, thirstily gulping it down before noticing that his skin turns waxy and starts to flake off.



* Happens to Franchise/{{Godzilla}} at the end of ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' as he's dying of a literal nuclear meltdown. His body tempurature has reached the critical 12,000 degrees which causes the flesh to start melting off of his bones. One close-up shot even shows his own ''dorsal fins'' melting away.

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* Happens to Franchise/{{Godzilla}} at the end of ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' as he's dying of a literal nuclear meltdown. His body tempurature temperature has reached the critical 12,000 degrees which causes the flesh to start melting off of his bones. One close-up shot even shows his own ''dorsal fins'' melting away.



** Also in the more successful sequel, ''Guyver II: Dark Hero''. Once the villainous Guyver Zoanoid is mortally wounded in battle, [[spoiler: Sean pulls out the unit from his head.]] It melts down to a skeleton, which was only briefly seen before Guyver finished him off [[ChestBlaster in his signature style]].

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** Also in the more successful sequel, ''Guyver II: Dark Hero''. Once the villainous Guyver Zoanoid is mortally wounded in battle, [[spoiler: Sean [[spoiler:Sean pulls out the unit from his head.]] It melts down to a skeleton, which was only briefly seen before Guyver finished him off [[ChestBlaster in his signature style]].



* In Hans Christian Andersen's original version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', mer-people dissolve into sea foam when they die. This is the fate that threatens the title character if she can't win the prince's love. [[spoiler: In the end it does happen, but [[DiedHappilyEverAfter her spirit lives on]].]]

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* In Hans Christian Andersen's original version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', mer-people dissolve into sea foam when they die. This is the fate that threatens the title character if she can't win the prince's love. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the end it does happen, but [[DiedHappilyEverAfter her spirit lives on]].]]



* In ''Literature/HallowMass'' [[spoiler: Chester Sawyer's]] body dissolves into slime upon his death.

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* In ''Literature/HallowMass'' [[spoiler: Chester [[spoiler:Chester Sawyer's]] body dissolves into slime upon his death.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The spell "Infaillible Servant" from the book ''Exemplar of Evil'' can turn a creature into a foul sludge if slain or captured, making it impossible to interrogate or resurrect. Note that this spell is mostly cast on ''willing subjects''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The spell "Infaillible "Infallible Servant" from the book ''Exemplar of Evil'' can turn a creature into a foul sludge if slain or captured, making it impossible to interrogate or resurrect. Note that this spell is mostly cast on ''willing subjects''.



* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', it is implied that Zaktan may have done something like this to a Toa of Plasma, since the only sign of him left was an orange puddle, although it's still ambiguous as to what actually happened in that room. [[spoiler: Tahu also partly melts Nektann using his heat powers in self-defense, but manages to avoid killing him.]]

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* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', it is implied that Zaktan may have done something like this to a Toa of Plasma, since the only sign of him left was an orange puddle, although it's still ambiguous as to what actually happened in that room. [[spoiler: Tahu [[spoiler:Tahu also partly melts Nektann using his heat powers in self-defense, but manages to avoid killing him.]]



* In Website/FunOrb's ''Miner Distubance'', the trope name can be your epitaph in case of death by lava.

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* In Website/FunOrb's ''Miner Distubance'', Disturbance'', the trope name can be your epitaph in case of death by lava.



* The Particle Beam in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' disintgrates enemies. Alma also does it to several FEAR and Delta soldiers.

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* The Particle Beam in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' disintgrates disintegrates enemies. Alma also does it to several FEAR and Delta soldiers.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Gruntz}}'', this is how gruntz die (if not blown up, crushed falling into hazards, or exploded) - they turn into a pile of goo that can be later sucked up to reuse for creation of another grunt. Also said word for word as one of their death quotes.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Gruntz}}'', this is how gruntz Gruntz die (if not blown up, crushed falling into hazards, or exploded) - they turn into a pile of goo that can be later sucked up to reuse for creation of another grunt. Also said word for word as one of their death quotes.



* In ''Webcomic/TheNoob'', the {{ZERG|Rush}} team encouners a [[KillerRabbit "cute little squirrel"]] in a high level forest. [[http://thenoobcomic.com/comic/148/ It doesn't end well]].

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* In ''Webcomic/TheNoob'', the {{ZERG|Rush}} team encouners encounters a [[KillerRabbit "cute little squirrel"]] in a high level forest. [[http://thenoobcomic.com/comic/148/ It doesn't end well]].
31st Oct '17 5:47:37 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* A commercial for Energizer batteries featured [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch of the West herself]] attempting to destroy the Energizer Bunny by setting him on fire with her broom. She ends up setting off a sprinkler system that melts her.
12th Oct '17 10:51:22 PM Abodos
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** Shoot tinbots with the plasma beam in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'', and they will sink into bright puddles.

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** Shoot tinbots with the plasma beam in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 3: Corruption'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', and they will sink into bright puddles.
2nd Oct '17 4:32:09 PM Unicorndance
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** In another ImagineSpot, Calvin imagines drinking so much water that he becomes 90% water and melts.


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* In one of the ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' missions, Tomba the walking snowman melts when you have to melt the ice that another character is frozen in. You get awarded a bonus for making it cold again so that he freezes again.
4th Sep '17 7:54:00 PM TroperDoper
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* Almost all the enemies in ''VideoGame/GrabbedByTheGhoulies'' will do this upon death. The effect interestingly begins with the enemy's body glowing a bright green light before falling into a body-shaped stain on the floor.
31st Aug '17 10:38:18 PM Pamina
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** Worth noting is that the book provides a surprisingly legitimate reason for this: The witch magically kept herself alive for so long that her body had essentially mummified and dried to a dust that, due to this same magic, held intact right where it all belonged "like brown sugar", until Dorothy introduced a solvent to it. In the film though, water simply causes her to evaporate into steam, presumably because "it's Oz"
* Hans Christian Andersen's original version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' warned of the the perils of disintigrating into sea foam for the title character.

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** Worth noting is that the book provides a surprisingly legitimate reason for this: The witch magically kept herself alive for so long that her body had essentially mummified and dried to a dust that, due to this same magic, held intact right where it all belonged "like brown sugar", until Dorothy introduced a solvent to it. In the film though, water simply causes her to evaporate into steam, presumably because "it's Oz"
Oz".
* In Hans Christian Andersen's original version of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' warned of the the perils of disintigrating ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', mer-people dissolve into sea foam for when they die. This is the fate that threatens the title character.character if she can't win the prince's love. [[spoiler: In the end it does happen, but [[DiedHappilyEverAfter her spirit lives on]].]]
24th Aug '17 1:42:10 PM Dravencour
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* '''Bones'''. One of the rarest types of meltdown, this is when [[StrippedToTheBone everything but the skeleton]] is reduced to a puddle of Pepto-Bismol. TruthInTelevision, since bones, especially human bones, are very difficult to completely destroy. Cremated remains are mainly bits of bone -- everything else evaporates.

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* '''Bones'''. One of the rarest types of meltdown, this is when [[StrippedToTheBone everything but the skeleton]] is reduced to a puddle of Pepto-Bismol. TruthInTelevision, since bones, especially human bones, are very difficult to completely destroy. Cremated remains are mainly bits of bone -- everything else evaporates. Another NightmareFuel method of melting someone.
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