History Main / KillItwithWater

31st May '16 4:03:12 AM Doug86
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* AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' series - the Dark cannot (as a rule) cross running water. While this doesn't generally kill them, it can be used to trap them as SealedEvilInACan.

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* AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' series - the Dark cannot (as a rule) cross running water. While this doesn't generally kill them, it can be used to trap them as SealedEvilInACan.
14th Apr '16 5:20:08 PM Matt620
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* ''VideoGame/RavenloftStoneProphet'' has Desert Trolls, which are burned by contact on water, and they can't regenerate the damage. A party member desert troll was tortured by his brothers with water.
8th Apr '16 4:14:09 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In 1984, the Polish Catholic priest [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Popieluszko Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko]] was kidnapped, beaten to half death, [[CementShoes had a huge boulder tied to his feet]], and then was thrown and drowned into the Vistula Water Reservoir near Wlolawek by three members of the [[SecretPolice Slużba Bezpieczenstwa (Security Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs)]] for being an ally of Lech Walesa's Soliarity.
29th Mar '16 8:32:28 PM lorgskyegon
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* In an episode of JusticeLeagueUnlimited, young villain Downpour tries this... [[EpicFail on]] [[TooDumbToLive Aquaman]].
26th Mar '16 7:30:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Very nearly happens to several characters in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' in the episode dealing with the Watery Card. The card spirit itself is also shown to be very tempermental. Additionally, since it is of TheFourElements, it's more powerful than most of the other Card Spirits. [[spoiler: So with some pointers from Tomoyo and Kero, Sakura solves the deal by invoking "KillItWithIce" and tricking Watery into entering a freezer room.]]

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* Very nearly happens to several characters in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' in the episode dealing with the Watery Card. The card spirit itself is also shown to be very tempermental. Additionally, since it is of TheFourElements, it's more powerful than most of the other Card Spirits. [[spoiler: So with some pointers from Tomoyo and Kero, Sakura solves the deal by invoking "KillItWithIce" and tricking locking Watery into entering a freezer room.walk-in freezer.]]
26th Mar '16 7:28:50 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Very nearly happens to several characters in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' in the episode dealing with the Watery Card. The card spirit itself is also shown to be very tempermental. Additionally, since it is of TheFourElements, it's more powerful than most of the other Card Spirits.

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* Very nearly happens to several characters in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' in the episode dealing with the Watery Card. The card spirit itself is also shown to be very tempermental. Additionally, since it is of TheFourElements, it's more powerful than most of the other Card Spirits. [[spoiler: So with some pointers from Tomoyo and Kero, Sakura solves the deal by invoking "KillItWithIce" and tricking Watery into entering a freezer room.]]
20th Mar '16 5:11:20 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* A not exactly uncommon method of execution in Christian martyrologies of all times:

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* A not exactly uncommon method of execution execution, specially in Christian martyrologies of all times:


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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drownings_at_Nantes The Drownings at Nantes]], which took place between November 1793 and February 1794. Anyone arrested and jailed for not consistently supporting the Revolution, or suspected of being a royalist sympathizer (especially Catholic priests and nuns) was cast into the Loire and drowned on the orders of Jean-Baptiste Carrier, the representative-on-mission in Nantes.
19th Mar '16 1:15:19 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Among the victims of the persecution and martyrdom of {{Japanese Christian}}s in XVII century Japan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Japan#Petrus_Kibe_Kasui_and_187_Companion_Martyrs_of_Japan the Martyrs of Unzen]] were either forcibly drowned in the Shimabara river or, as depicted in ''Amakusa 1637'', fatally scalded in the sulphur springs of Unzen.\\
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More than one myth about Roman martyrs mentions them being tied to stones or anchors and then tossed into either the sea or rivers. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Some of them are, however, very inaccurate]]: since the Romans were very pragmatic people, martyrs would have '''NEVER''' been thrown in rivers because their corpses would contaminate them (unless it was a public lynching instigated by mobs, instead of an actual and legally-sponsored execution), and if the anchors were tied to their necks, the weight and size would've caused them to ''[[OffWithHisHead rip the victim's head off]]'' instead of pulling them down to the river's bottom. (Besides, why waste huge and probably very necessary anchors anyway?)\\
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In TheFifties, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1nos_Scheffler Blessed János Scheffler]] was murdered by the Romanian communist regime via being scalded to death after his refusal to join a national Church under the thumb of the regime.

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* A not exactly uncommon method of execution in Christian martyrologies of all times:
** More than one myth about Roman martyrs mentions them being tied to stones or anchors and then tossed into either the sea or rivers. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Some of them are, however, very inaccurate]]: since the Romans were very pragmatic people, martyrs would have '''NEVER''' been thrown in rivers because their corpses would contaminate them (unless it was a public lynching instigated by mobs, instead of an actual and legally-sponsored execution), and if the anchors were tied to their necks, the weight and size would've ''[[OffWithHisHead ripped the victim's head off]]'' instead of pulling them down to the river's bottom. (Besides, why waste huge and probably very necessary anchors anyway?)
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Among the victims of the persecution and martyrdom of {{Japanese Christian}}s in XVII century Japan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Japan#Petrus_Kibe_Kasui_and_187_Companion_Martyrs_of_Japan the Martyrs of Unzen]] were either forcibly drowned in the Shimabara river or, as depicted in ''Amakusa 1637'', fatally scalded in the sulphur springs of Unzen.\\
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More than one myth about Roman martyrs mentions them being tied to stones or anchors and then tossed into either the sea or rivers. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory Some of them are, however, very inaccurate]]: since the Romans were very pragmatic people, martyrs would have '''NEVER''' been thrown in rivers because their corpses would contaminate them (unless it was a public lynching instigated by mobs, instead of an actual and legally-sponsored execution), and if the anchors were tied to their necks, the weight and size would've caused them to ''[[OffWithHisHead rip the victim's head off]]'' instead of pulling them down to the river's bottom. (Besides, why waste huge and probably very necessary anchors anyway?)\\
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** The two [[https://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A1nos_Scheffler org/wiki/Margaret_Wilson_%28Scottish_martyr%29 Wigton/Solway ]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigton_Martyrs Martyrs]], a teenage girl named Margaret Wilson and an older lady named Margaret [=McLachlan=], were executed in 1685 for refusing to convert from Prestyberianism to the Church of Scotland. Both women were chained to stakes located in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solway_Firth Solway Firth]] (the watery part of the border between England and Scotland) and forcibly drowned.
** In TheFifties, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janos_Scheffler
Blessed János Scheffler]] was murdered by the Romanian communist regime via being scalded to death after his refusal to join a national Church under the thumb of the regime.
26th Feb '16 8:23:14 PM DarkMask
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* This is actually the recommended way of killing the dreaded [[CreepyCentipedes giant Japanese centipede]] known as the "Mukade", drowning it in hot or boiling water. The reason for this being, if you try to kill it by smashing or cutting it the body will release a pheromone that'll attract more centipedes to the area.
4th Feb '16 11:40:30 PM CASCHero
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* Webcomic/WilfredaTheWannaBeWitch: Parodied and deconstructed. Victor, one of Wilfreda's more skeptical classmates, tries to prove she's not a witch by throwing water on her going off the ol "witches melt in water" mythos. After he splashes her however, Wilfreda counters that that rule only applies to ''wicked'' witches.

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* Webcomic/WilfredaTheWannaBeWitch: ''Webcomic/WilfredaTheWannaBeWitch'': Parodied and deconstructed. Victor, one of Wilfreda's more skeptical classmates, tries to prove she's not a witch by throwing water on her going off the ol "witches melt in water" mythos. After he splashes her however, Wilfreda counters that that rule only applies to ''wicked'' witches.
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