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28th Sep '16 11:13:34 AM Dravencour
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* Mr. Han, the BigBad of ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', meets his end when Bruce Lee kicks him into a spear that Han had earlier hurled at him during an early part of their final duel, which also makes this a case of HoistByHisOwnPetard.
22nd Sep '16 12:32:50 PM igordebraga
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** In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', a lamppost is thrown at the T-3000, impaling him into a huge LCD screen. Given it interrupted some EvilGloating, the T-800 even quips "[[spoiler:John Connor]] [[ShutUpHannibal talks too much]]".



** While the WolverineClaws are usually a slicing weapon, at times Logan uses them to impale. Victims include a non-fatal hit on Stryker in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' (where Wolverine is also on the receiving end, as Lady Deathstrike stabs him with her adamantium nails during their battle), the caretaker who is revealed to be his father in''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and both [[spoiler:Shingen and Yashida]] in ''Film/TheWolverine''.



** ''Film/TheWolverine'':\\\
[[spoiler: Harada gets skewered by the Silver Samurai's massive sword.]]\\\
Logan does it to [[spoiler:Shingen]], by piercing the latter's throat while he's attempting to stab the former with his katanas.\\\
Logan again to the BigBad at the end of the film.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':\\\
The Sentinels just love to stab people with the BladeBelowTheShoulder. And this is by far the ''nicest'' way they kill people.\\\
Blink. Twice by Sentinels, thanks to the ResetButton. She got it three times in succession the second time.\\\
Storm by a Sentinel in the climactic battle. [[spoiler:Thankfully the CosmicRetcon later spares her life.]]

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** ''Film/TheWolverine'':\\\
Film/TheWolverine: [[spoiler: Harada gets skewered by the Silver Samurai's massive sword.]]\\\
Logan does it to [[spoiler:Shingen]], by piercing
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has
the latter's throat while he's attempting to stab the former with his katanas.\\\
Logan again to the BigBad at the end of the film.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':\\\
The
Sentinels just love to stab stabbing quite some people with the BladeBelowTheShoulder. And this is by far the ''nicest'' way they kill people.\\\
Blink. Twice by Sentinels,
Blink gets twice, thanks to the ResetButton. She got it ResetButton - and the second time, it's three times in succession the second time.\\\
succession! Storm also gets stabbed by a Sentinel in the climactic battle. [[spoiler:Thankfully the CosmicRetcon later spares her life.]]]]\\
Wolverine is also hit with this as Magneto impales him with rebars, before throwing him on a river to drown.



* In Stephen King's "'Salem's Lot", Jimmy is killed when he falls into a basement onto an array of knife-blades driven through pieces of plywood, which are laid at the bottom of a wooden staircase with most of the stairs sawn away.

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* In Stephen King's "'Salem's Lot", ''Literature/SalemsLot'', Jimmy is killed when he falls into a basement onto an array of knife-blades driven through pieces of plywood, which are laid at the bottom of a wooden staircase with most of the stairs sawn away.
5th Sep '16 8:17:12 PM Mhazard
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* A not entirely uncommon, though very harsh, medieval punishment. A certain Wallachian Voivode named Vlad III, whose surname would later be used for [[{{Dracula}} the lord of all vampires]], used this punishment to put the fear of god into his numerically superior enemies. And just anyone he hated. Or was annoyed by.[[note]]A lot of those stories were thought to be made up by his enemies to discredit Vlad. While people and especially rulers in the Dark Ages tend to be brutal jerkasses by today's standards, there are multiple sources which indicate that the people of Transylvania even liked him. He was seen as a strict, but very fair ruler, and there are no indications that he was more violent than any other king during his period.[[/note]] Then there's the fact that the nickname his Turkish enemies gave him translates to "The Impaler Lord" and that according to history- the infamous "Forest of the Dead" he had created made a pursuing Turkish (a superpower in that era known for their own barbarity - in fact Vlad learned impaling from them) army commander ''vomit'' and then retreat in fear.

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* A not entirely uncommon, though very harsh, medieval punishment. A certain Wallachian Voivode named [[UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler Vlad III, III]], whose surname would later be used for [[{{Dracula}} the lord of all vampires]], used this punishment to put the fear of god into his numerically superior enemies. And just anyone he hated. Or was annoyed by.[[note]]A lot of those stories were thought to be made up by his enemies to discredit Vlad. While people and especially rulers in the Dark Ages tend to be brutal jerkasses by today's standards, there are multiple sources which indicate that the people of Transylvania even liked him. He was seen as a strict, but very fair ruler, and there are no indications that he was more violent than any other king during his period.[[/note]] Then there's the fact that the nickname his Turkish enemies gave him translates to "The Impaler Lord" and that according to history- the infamous "Forest of the Dead" he had created made a pursuing Turkish (a superpower in that era known for their own barbarity - in fact Vlad learned impaling from them) army commander ''vomit'' and then retreat in fear.
5th Sep '16 1:03:49 PM erforce
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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': The Predators attack and impale several people with their spears (and in one case, their retractable claws). Later, the lead Predator (having performed a HeelFaceTurn) is himself impaled from behind on the Queen Alien's tail (obvious nod to Bishop from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'').

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* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'': ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'': The Predators attack and impale several people with their spears (and in one case, their retractable claws). Later, the lead Predator (having performed a HeelFaceTurn) is himself impaled from behind on the Queen Alien's tail (obvious nod to Bishop from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'').
25th Aug '16 4:47:13 PM nombretomado
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** The short-lived DiscoveryChannel series ''More Than Human'' highlighted a few cases of survivors. Perhaps the most amazing of these, Neil Pearson of Scotland, was impaled in the armpit and out the neck by a metal garden stake. Not only did he survive, but ''the stake missed all of his vital organs, arteries, and veins, he drove himself to the hospital, and the removal consisted of merely '''pulling the damn thing out.''''' The show's researchers chalked up his miraculous survival to the fact that the stake was planted in dirt, and therefore was able to move along with Neil's body as he fell onto it. If it were, for example, planted in concrete, it would have been more likely to puncture a lung or vein.

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** The short-lived DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel series ''More Than Human'' highlighted a few cases of survivors. Perhaps the most amazing of these, Neil Pearson of Scotland, was impaled in the armpit and out the neck by a metal garden stake. Not only did he survive, but ''the stake missed all of his vital organs, arteries, and veins, he drove himself to the hospital, and the removal consisted of merely '''pulling the damn thing out.''''' The show's researchers chalked up his miraculous survival to the fact that the stake was planted in dirt, and therefore was able to move along with Neil's body as he fell onto it. If it were, for example, planted in concrete, it would have been more likely to puncture a lung or vein.
16th Aug '16 7:03:43 PM rjd1922
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* In VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}, [[spoiler: Junko Enoshima loses it after the first murder and kicks Monobear, breaking one of the rules ("never attack the Head Master"). As punishment, Monobear uses a move called Gungnir Spear, in which he magically summons ''multiple spears out of friggin' nowhere'' and in front of everyone he impales Junko through the torso.]] [[spoiler: Or better said, he impales ''Junko's twin sister Mukuro who's posing as her'' through the torso. But the players won't know it until much, much later.]]

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* In VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}, ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', [[spoiler: Junko Enoshima loses it after the first murder and kicks Monobear, Monokuma, breaking one of the rules ("never attack the Head Master"). As punishment, Monobear Monokuma uses a move called Gungnir Spear, the "Spears of Gungnir", in which he magically summons ''multiple spears out of friggin' nowhere'' and in front of everyone he impales Junko through the torso.]] [[spoiler: Or [[spoiler:Or better said, he impales ''Junko's twin sister Mukuro who's posing as her'' through the torso. But the players won't know it until much, much later.]]
14th Aug '16 11:47:14 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* David Haubenstock, the son of the German actress Romy Schneider, [[https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=19810707&id=kaZOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NPsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3751,2423442&hl=es died at age 14 while attempting to climb the spiked fence at his stepfather's parents' home.]] The poor kid slipped, fell on the sharp points of the grill, and as a result had both his intestines and his femoral artery pierced, dying the same day.
13th Aug '16 7:30:51 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the monstrous arachnid Khamul is impaled by a spike after a lengthy battle against the Alliance's strike team in Myridia.
* Too many to list in ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
* A number of characters in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' die by being impaled in all three versions, but the one that fits this trope best (mostly in the "dispatching of a BigBad" way) occurs at the end of v1 where [[spoiler:Adam Dodd uses a katana to pin Cody Jenson to a tree, and then uses a knife to carve the word "Rapist" into his chest as he bleeds to death. Cody dies before Adam finishes carving, but he doesn't care.]]
* The canonical WhateleyUniverse example: A student with the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast revealing codename]] 'Bloodwolf' decides to pick on the wrong little girl and ends up nailed to a tree by multiple railroad spikes. [[spoiler:He lives -- regeneration is your friend --, but he hasn't tried ''that'' again since.]]
** The same little girl gets stabbed through the heart with an ''athame'' much later and also [[spoiler:survives through regeneration.]] Karmic retribution?
* In [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue: Revelation]], [[spoiler:Agent Texas]] is stabbed through the face with a two foot-long spike by [[TheJuggernaut the Meta]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/{{Xombie}}'' flash series, the fight with the zombie velociraptor ended with it impaled on the ribcage of a fallen dinosaur skeleton. Being a zombie, it was little more than an inconvenience, but it was enough to keep it in place [[FaceHeelTurn long enough for its owner to arrive and befriend the heroes.]]
* [[spoiler:Penny, the designated love interest,]] is impaled and killed by a shard of the [[spoiler:exploded Deathray gun]] near the end of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
* Some stories in TheSlenderManMythos have said titular, [[TheBlank faceless]] HumanoidAbomination doing this to its victims, with tree branches.
* Faust receives this fate in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'' because Empress somehow managed to get a hold of his scalpel. He manages to survive and the scalpel is still in his head when he rescues the injured Kakyoin.
* In WebAnimation/DickFiguresTheMovie, Lord Takagami uses his sword to do this to Col. Dingleberry. Neptune also uses his trident to do this to Trollzor.
* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' this is the end of [[spoiler:Uriel (in the spire of a cathedral, no less, after being [[FrickinLaserBeams lasered by several YAL-1s]])]]
* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Lewis was killed while exploring a cave by being pushed from a cliff and being impaled through his chest by falling on a stalagmite. The suddenness and violence of this kind of death is often interpreted by the fandom as part of the reason he came back as [[OurGhostsAreDifferent a vengeful wraith]] out for revenge on his killer.
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the monstrous arachnid Khamul is impaled by a spike after a lengthy battle against the Alliance's strike team in Myridia.
* Too many to list in ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
* A number of characters in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' die by being impaled in all three versions, but the one that fits this trope best (mostly in the "dispatching of a BigBad" way) occurs at the end of v1 where [[spoiler:Adam Dodd uses a katana to pin Cody Jenson to a tree, and then uses a knife to carve the word "Rapist" into his chest as he bleeds to death. Cody dies before Adam finishes carving, but he doesn't care.]]
* The canonical WhateleyUniverse example: A student with the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast revealing codename]] 'Bloodwolf' decides to pick on the wrong little girl and ends up nailed to a tree by multiple railroad spikes. [[spoiler:He lives -- regeneration is your friend --, but he hasn't tried ''that'' again since.]]
** The same little girl gets stabbed through the heart with an ''athame'' much later and also [[spoiler:survives through regeneration.]] Karmic retribution?
* In [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Red vs. Blue: Revelation]], [[spoiler:Agent Texas]] is stabbed through the face with a two foot-long spike by [[TheJuggernaut the Meta]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/{{Xombie}}'' flash series, the fight with the zombie velociraptor ended with it impaled on the ribcage of a fallen dinosaur skeleton. Being a zombie, it was little more than an inconvenience, but it was enough to keep it in place [[FaceHeelTurn long enough for its owner to arrive and befriend the heroes.]]
* [[spoiler:Penny, the designated love interest,]] is impaled and killed by a shard of the [[spoiler:exploded Deathray gun]] near the end of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
* Some stories in TheSlenderManMythos have said titular, [[TheBlank faceless]] HumanoidAbomination doing this to its victims, with tree branches.
* Faust receives this fate in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'' because Empress somehow managed to get a hold of his scalpel. He manages to survive and the scalpel is still in his head when he rescues the injured Kakyoin.
* In WebAnimation/DickFiguresTheMovie, Lord Takagami uses his sword to do this to Col. Dingleberry. Neptune also uses his trident to do this to Trollzor.
* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' this is the end of [[spoiler:Uriel (in the spire of a cathedral, no less, after being [[FrickinLaserBeams lasered by several YAL-1s]])]]
* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Lewis was killed while exploring a cave by being pushed from a cliff and being impaled through his chest by falling on a stalagmite. The suddenness and violence of this kind of death is often interpreted by the fandom as part of the reason he came back as [[OurGhostsAreDifferent a vengeful wraith]] out for revenge on his killer.
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13th Aug '16 4:45:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the final scene of ''Film/TheDeadPool'', [[spoiler:after delivering his final line, DirtyHarry Shoots the big bad with a harpoon gun pinning him to a wall with camera shot showing the tip of the harpoon piercing the wall.]]

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* In the final scene of ''Film/TheDeadPool'', [[spoiler:after delivering his final line, DirtyHarry Shoots Film/DirtyHarry shoots the big bad with a harpoon gun pinning him to a wall with camera shot showing the tip of the harpoon piercing the wall.]]
8th Aug '16 9:39:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the sequel to ''Film/CharliesAngels'', [[spoiler:the Thin Man]] gets impaled from behind by [[spoiler:an Irish mobster after his HeelFaceTurn with his own sword]].


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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', this is the favorite method of execution of both the Reverse-Flash and Zoom. Done with their arms, no less.
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