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6th Oct '17 9:58:33 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Richard Pryor set himself on fire while freebasing and ran down the street while ablaze in 1980. In his next big special, he [[TakeThatUs made jokes about it]]. Although his daughter Rain speculated that this was actually [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide attempt]].
* Has happened more than once in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne and other racing sports. Some fuel sprinkles here, then it catched heat, and BOOM. Jos Verstappen's case is the most recent, but Niki Lauda and ''specially'' [[TearJerker poor Riccardo Paletti]] take the cake.

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* Richard Pryor set himself on fire while freebasing and ran down the street while ablaze in 1980. In his next big special, he [[TakeThatUs made jokes about it]]. Although his daughter Rain speculated that this was actually [[DrivenToSuicide a suicide attempt]].
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* Has happened more than once in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne and other racing sports. Some fuel sprinkles here, then it catched heat, and BOOM. Jos Verstappen's case is the most recent, but Niki Lauda and ''specially'' [[TearJerker poor Riccardo Paletti]] Paletti take the cake.



* [[http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/03/world/isis-captive/ In February 2015]], a captured [[UsefulNotes/WarriorsOfDesertWinds Jordanian pilot]] was [[ManOnFire burned alive]] in an iron cage [[TheFundamentalist by the Islamic State]].

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* [[http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/03/world/isis-captive/ In February 2015]], a captured [[UsefulNotes/WarriorsOfDesertWinds Jordanian pilot]] was [[ManOnFire burned alive]] alive in an iron cage [[TheFundamentalist by the Islamic State]].State.
9th Sep '17 4:36:41 PM Rabbidking
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* In season four of ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', Creator/ZachBraff is seen attempting to calm [[ItMakesSenseInContext a mob of celebrities buried underground due to a fracking-related earthquake]] using his trademark monologuing from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. While doing this, he is set on fire by Creator/JessicaBiel, who uses his charred corpse for food.
30th Aug '17 1:53:00 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Motive}}'': In "Purgatory", the killer ties her final victim to a chair and soaks him in gasoline; planning to set him on fire. She manages to do so despite Vega's interference, and Vega is forced grab a fire extinguisher and put him out.
17th Aug '17 12:34:37 AM portaljumper339
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** [[spoiler: In "The Spoils of War", The Battle of the Blackwater Rush saw Danaerys' first usage of her Dragons in Westeros, and the episode set a televised record for the amount of ''actual'' men on ''actual'' fire in a single shot. She then followed it up next episode by immolation Randyll and Dickon Tarly when they wouldn't bend the knee to her.]]
15th Aug '17 10:31:07 PM CerotechOmega
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games did a ton of this, what with Lanterns, Fire Rods, [[ArrowsOnFire Flaming Arrows]] and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast's'' Bombos spell. Even more amusing, the flames would usually knock the poor minion across the room/screen and pin it to the wall, burning all the while.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games did a ton of this, what with Lanterns, Fire Rods, [[ArrowsOnFire Flaming Arrows]] and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast's'' Bombos spell. Even more amusing, the flames would usually knock the poor minion across the room/screen and pin it to the wall, burning all the while. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', this can happen to Link, too, whether it be from an enemy's fire attack to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VX0wUwbjE approaching the hot parts of Death Mountain]].
10th Aug '17 10:20:12 AM theknack101
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* ''Manga/FirePunch'': The main plot is set off with a boy with super regenerative powers being set on fire by a special fire that won't burn out til the victim has died. As the boy constantly regenerates, he cannot die and thus becomes permanently on fire. It's still not a fun experience for him though, taking 8 years of burning before he can even move.
30th Jul '17 4:41:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': Vampirella disposes of Vlad by throwing a metal stake at his heart. Not to kill him, but so that the rod will attract a lightning strike, which causes him to burst into flames.
11th Jul '17 4:58:14 AM Vir
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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft warlocks and mages can set their enemies on fire for short periods of time.
** So can many mobs and bosses (if you are not careful) leading to the now-meme "Don't stand in the fire."

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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' warlocks and mages can set their enemies on fire for short periods of time.
** So can many mobs and bosses (if you are not careful) leading to the now-meme meme "Don't stand in the fire."
11th Jul '17 4:57:16 AM Vir
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** There's also Brand, a raider from Lokfar who got to close to an imprisoned fire elemental. Said elemental took over his body and now he gleefully lights people on fire in the Fields of Justice.

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** There's also Brand, a raider from Lokfar who got to too close to an imprisoned fire elemental. Said elemental took over his body and now he gleefully lights people on fire in the Fields of Justice.
9th Jul '17 9:54:11 PM infernape612
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* VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} also features incendiary weapons, which have a chance to set enemies on fire.
** Unfortunately in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Incendiary weapons and Explosive Barrels can cause the trope to cut both ways. Also, [[AxCrazy Burning Psychos]] light themselves on fire when they spot you and are immune to incendiary damage.
** Krieg, the playable Psycho in [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Borderlands 2]], has the Hellborn skill tree, which focuses on incendiary damage. This tree also has skills that gives boosts to various stats while on fire, with the ultimate skill of that tree allowing him to ''shoot fireballs at enemies who attack him while he is on fire''.

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* VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' also features incendiary weapons, which have a chance to set enemies on fire.
** Unfortunately in VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' Incendiary weapons and Explosive Barrels can cause the trope to cut both ways. Also, [[AxCrazy Burning Psychos]] light themselves on fire when they spot you and are immune to incendiary damage.
** Krieg, the playable Psycho in [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Borderlands 2]], ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', has the Hellborn skill tree, which focuses on incendiary damage. This tree also has skills that gives boosts to various stats while on fire, with the ultimate skill of that tree allowing him to ''shoot fireballs at enemies who attack him while he is on fire''.


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** In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', at the end of "[[WhamEpisode Loose Ends]]", [[spoiler:Gen. Shepherd shoots Roach and Ghost, tosses them in a ditch, and lights them on fire with gasoline and a cigar. Ghost dies instantly from the gunshot. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Roach is not so lucky.]]]]
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