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22nd Sep '17 7:41:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', Thomas Malory's definitive rendition of ArthurianLegend, Arthur runs Sir Mordred through with Sir Lucas the Butler's spear. Unfortunately, with his last bit of strength, Mordred manages to cut Arthur in the head before collapsing dead.

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* In ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', Thomas Malory's definitive rendition of ArthurianLegend, Myth/ArthurianLegend, Arthur runs Sir Mordred through with Sir Lucas the Butler's spear. Unfortunately, with his last bit of strength, Mordred manages to cut Arthur in the head before collapsing dead.
16th Sep '17 2:35:38 PM MJC
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** Savitar as well, although unlike them he uses a blade.
15th Sep '17 11:08:12 AM DustSnitch
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When someone [[HoYay just needs to]] be run through with a big rod. Bigger is better in [[FoeYay bad]]. The defining element is the shock value of the impalement. Imaginative impalements qualify. Death by bladed weapon ({{knife|Nut}}, [[SwordFight sword]], {{l|aserBlade}}ightsaber, [[OffWithHisHead beheading]]) generally does not qualify (unless the victim is stabbed through the face or something). Garden-variety vampire stakings, à la ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', don't count, but extraordinary stakings do count. Often appears with {{Anvilicious}} symbolism with a side dish of Freudianism.

If it's a bad guy who's been impaled on a long, sharp thing (or sword) in the hero's hand, he'll sometimes [[PullYourselfDownTheSpear pull himself along the shaft]] towards the hero, either to get close enough to kill the hero or [[RuleOfFunny just]] to [[RuleOfCreepy creep them out]].

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When someone [[HoYay [[HomoeroticSubtext just needs to]] be run through with a big rod. Bigger is better in [[FoeYay [[FoeRomanticSubtext bad]]. The defining element is the shock value of the impalement. Imaginative impalements qualify. Death by bladed weapon ({{knife|Nut}}, [[SwordFight sword]], {{l|aserBlade}}ightsaber, [[OffWithHisHead beheading]]) generally does '''does not qualify qualify''' (unless the victim is stabbed through the face or something). Garden-variety vampire stakings, à la ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', don't count, but extraordinary stakings do count. Often appears with {{Anvilicious}} symbolism with a side dish of Freudianism.

If it's a bad guy who's been impaled on a long, sharp thing (or sword) in the hero's hand, he'll sometimes [[PullYourselfDownTheSpear pull himself along the shaft]] towards the hero, either to get close enough to kill the hero or [[RuleOfFunny just]] just to [[RuleOfCreepy creep them out]].
14th Sep '17 1:25:51 PM lillolillo
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}, having a very bad day. At the end of ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'', Supes jams his arm through the chest of the cyborg Hank Henshaw and vibrates so fast that Henshaw is torn apart into individual atoms. Worth noting that Henshaw's current body was largely made of cloned Kryptonian tissue, meaning he was almost as tough as Superman himself.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}, having a very bad day. At the end of ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman ''[[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman Reign of the Supermen]]'', Supes jams his arm through the chest of the cyborg Hank Henshaw and vibrates so fast that Henshaw is torn apart into individual atoms. Worth noting that Henshaw's current body was largely made of cloned Kryptonian tissue, meaning he was almost as tough as Superman himself.


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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Buffy-In-Supergirl's-body slams [[BigBad Zol-Am]] into a stake with the impact of a moderate earthquake.
12th Sep '17 9:29:49 AM WillBGood
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** [[spoiler: Pearl]] on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler:she loses focus in a sword fight right through the gut.]] Thankfully, [[ResurrectionImmortality her "death"]] isn't permanent.

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** [[spoiler: Pearl]] is on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler:she loses focus in a sword fight right through the gut.]] Thankfully, [[ResurrectionImmortality [[ResurrectiveImmortality her "death"]] isn't permanent.
11th Aug '17 7:50:54 AM jimbodeek
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* While it's not explicitly shown in the movie, WordOfGod says that this Gaston in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' suffers this fate when he lands on a wrought iron fence after falling to his death.
31st Jul '17 7:44:12 PM Ilshan
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** Obara Sand is fatally impaled with her own spear by Euron Greyjoy.

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** Obara Sand is fatally impaled [[HoistByHisOwnPetard with her own spear spear]] by Euron Greyjoy.
31st Jul '17 7:43:25 PM Ilshan
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** Obara Sand is fatally impaled with her own spear by Euron Greyjoy.
27th Jul '17 5:23:47 AM grammy
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* Ursula in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' winds up [[RammingAlwaysWorks speared]] by the broken spar of a ship. In an original draft, she was actually going to be impaled by the Trident.
** Similarly, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Ursula ends up meeting the fate given in the original storyboard where Prince Eric hurled it into her chest. Bonus points for him doing it [[ExactWords after she demanded that he give her the Trident]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub [[TheMovie The Secret of the Lost Kingdom]]'', Mandragora is stabbed right through her body by Sky with Oritel's sword, though Bloom is the one who finishes her off right afterwards.
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* Rampage from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', a seemingly-unkillable Predacon mutant meets his end when Depth Charge runs a spike of pure energon through his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]]. Depth Charge is killed in the resulting explosion.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Anthology of Interest I" (with a section called "Terror at 500 Feet") has a 500 ft-tall Bender impaled on the Empire State Building.
** Fry was impaled twice: once by a pipe shot from an exploding boiler, and once by a giant space bee.
*** Amusingly, [[spoiler: neither injury was treated as serious, though in the latter case, we don't find that out until the end of the episode.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Anthology of Interest I" (with a section called "Terror at 500 Feet") has a 500 ft-tall Bender impaled on the Empire State Building.
** Fry was impaled twice: once by a pipe shot from an exploding boiler, and once by a giant space bee.
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bee. Amusingly, [[spoiler: neither injury was treated as serious, though in the latter case, we don't find that out until the end of the episode.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Pixie King" at one point has Ren impaled on a giant bee stinger.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Creator/MelGibson impales a member of Congress on a flagpole, complete with waving Stars and Stripes.
** Also spoofed, when in a scene from one of Wolfcastle's movies (where he is playing a nerd character in a highschool setting) he impales a bully with...another bully.
** In "[[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror]] XI", Groundskeeper Willy is cleaning a window when a dolphin jumps through it... and through him.



* Ursula in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' winds up [[RammingAlwaysWorks speared]] by the broken spar of a ship. In an original draft, she was actually going to be impaled by the Trident.
** Similarly, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Ursula ends up meeting the fate given in the original storyboard where Prince Eric hurled it into her chest. Bonus points for him doing it [[ExactWords after she demanded that he give her the Trident]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Creator/MelGibson impales a member of Congress on a flagpole, complete with waving Stars and Stripes.
** Also spoofed, when in a scene from one of Wolfcastle's movies (where he is playing a nerd character in a highschool setting) he impales a bully with...another bully.
** In "[[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror]] XI", Groundskeeper Willy is cleaning a window when a dolphin jumps through it... and through him.
* Rampage from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', a seemingly-unkillable Predacon mutant meets his end when Depth Charge runs a spike of pure energon through his [[OurSoulsAreDifferent spark]]. Depth Charge is killed in the resulting explosion.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Pixie King" at one point has Ren impaled on a giant bee stinger.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub [[TheMovie The Secret of the Lost Kingdom]]'', Mandragora is stabbed right through her body by Sky with Oritel's sword, though Bloom is the one who finishes her off right afterwards.
* Happens quite a bit on ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''
** The Titan defeats the monster in Episode 6 by impaling it on a gigantic spear.
** Lance does it again with a trident in Episode 13.
** [[spoiler: Octus]] is killed by the monster of episode 18 this way.


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* Happens quite a bit on ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''
** The Titan defeats the monster in Episode 6 by impaling it on a gigantic spear.
** Lance does it again with a trident in Episode 13.
** [[spoiler: Octus]] is killed by the monster of episode 18 this way.
26th Jul '17 1:18:51 AM Tyk5919
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Done humorously]] in ''ComicBook/{{Reyn}}'', where the eponymous character is impaled in the chest with a sword. His first reaction is to nonchalantly utter a PrecisionFStrike.
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