History Main / ImMelting

28th Mar '18 6:20:39 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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** "And Meltman with the power to... uh... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin melt."]]

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** "And Meltman [[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow Meltman]] with the power to... uh... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin melt."]]
17th Mar '18 8:28:56 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Another episode had Jimmy melt down into a puddle because Ed removes his "outer lines" (in other words, he pulled off of the ink outlines like they were wires and left the colored part to melt away). The show later has Sara confront Ed about it, holding Jimmy in a lemonade pitcher. [[spoiler:Turns out it was just their imagination and never happened...or did it?]]
--->'''Sarah:''' LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO JIMMY! ''[holds up pitcher]''\\

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** Another episode had Jimmy melt down into a puddle because Ed removes his "outer lines" (in other words, he pulled off of the ink outlines like they were wires and left the colored part to melt away). The show later has Sara Sarah confront Ed about it, holding Jimmy in a lemonade pitcher. [[spoiler:Turns out it was just their imagination and never happened...or did it?]]
--->'''Sarah:''' LOOK WAIT TILL I TELL MOM WHAT YOU DID TO JIMMY! ''[holds up pitcher]''\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Double Dipper", Dipper uses a magic copy machine to make multiple clones of himself. Since the clones are all technically made out of paper and ink, they melt when exposed to liquids. Dipper #2/Tyrone met this fate when he drank a soda without thinking. The cursed wax figures were defeated by melting in their respective episode as well.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Double Dipper", Dipper uses a magic copy machine to make multiple clones of himself. Since the clones are all technically made out of paper and ink, they melt when exposed to liquids. Dipper #2/Tyrone met this fate when he drank a soda without thinking. thinking.
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The cursed wax figures from "Headhunters" were defeated by melting in their respective episode as well.the sun.


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* Happens occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** In "Rre-Hibernation Week", [=SpongeBob=] melts into yellow goo when Sandy takes him on one dangerous exercise regimen too many.
--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' This squirrel's trying to kill me! Any more of these stunts and I'll be reduced to a puddle.
** In "Chocolate with Nuts", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick melt when [[RunningGag the crazed fish that has been chasing them throughout the episode [[spoiler: asks to buy all their chocolate]].
** In "Moving Bubble Bass", this happens to [[{{Jerkass}} Bubble Bass]] when Patrick intimidates him for making [=SpongeBob=] move his junk, leaving his EyeGlasses floating in midair until they drop into the puddle.
31st Jan '18 3:40:29 PM Xtifr
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* In Peter Straub's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_Dragon Floating Dragon]]'', the nerve agent DRG-16 is accidentally released from a Department of Defense chemical plant, and causes a number of people to meet this fate.

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* In Peter Straub's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_Dragon Floating Dragon]]'', Creator/PeterStraub's ''Floating Dragon'', the nerve agent DRG-16 is accidentally released from a Department of Defense chemical plant, and causes a number of people to meet this fate.
22nd Jan '18 3:39:21 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':

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* Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
22nd Jan '18 3:38:25 PM WillKeaton
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* '''From the ground up'''. The most classic example, in which only the part of the subject that touches the ground actually turns to liquid. Of course, this means that, sequentially, every part of the body will touch the ground, often giving the illusion of sinking into a shallow puddle (conversely, the easiest way to stage this effect in live-action settings is to do exactly that, lowering the actor on a hidden trap door, often with their clothing gathering on the ground for added effect. See ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' or any of several ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episodes.) Oddly, the victim will never be considered dead until their head has melted, which will be alive and speaking until the end despite their heart and lungs melting beforehand.

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* '''From the ground up'''. The most classic example, in which only the part of the subject that touches the ground actually turns to liquid. Of course, this means that, sequentially, every part of the body will touch the ground, often giving the illusion of sinking into a shallow puddle (conversely, the puddle. (The easiest way to stage this effect in live-action settings is to do exactly that, lowering the actor on a hidden trap door, often with their clothing gathering on the ground for added effect. See ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' or any of several ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episodes.) Oddly, the victim will never be considered dead until their head has melted, which will be alive and speaking until the end despite their heart and lungs melting beforehand.
11th Jan '18 10:48:03 AM erforce
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%%* ''Film/XMen'':

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%%* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries''



** 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''.''Film/GuyverDarkHero''. 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]].
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}}'':
** This
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]].
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