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29th Apr '16 5:26:55 PM foxley
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* ''Series/CSICyber'': "Going Viral" opens with a man making a cup of tea while he listens to the chaos being caused by the hacked 911 calls. He then puts the cup down in front of the man he has just garrotted, who is still sat at the breakfast table.
18th Mar '16 11:48:09 PM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 12:38:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' often featured stories with people loving and being obsessed with corpses (and sometimes, ''[[ALoveToDismember parts]]'' of corpses).

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* ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' often featured stories with people loving and being obsessed with corpses (and sometimes, ''[[ALoveToDismember parts]]'' of corpses).



* ''JustShootMe'': when Nina's friend [[TheUnseen Binnie]] dies, she goes around carrying the urn with her ashes, talking to her and acting as if she were still alive, even accessorising it with a scarf.
* Parodied on an episode of ''{{Coupling}}'', when Jeff impulsively tells a girl that his girlfriend (who is out of town) is actually dead, in order to stop her flirting with him. The girl still ends up coming home with him, and finds the girlfriend (who had come back early due to illness) asleep on his bed. Naturally, she assumes the worst.

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* ''JustShootMe'': ''Series/JustShootMe'': when Nina's friend [[TheUnseen Binnie]] dies, she goes around carrying the urn with her ashes, talking to her and acting as if she were still alive, even accessorising it with a scarf.
* Parodied on an episode of ''{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', when Jeff impulsively tells a girl that his girlfriend (who is out of town) is actually dead, in order to stop her flirting with him. The girl still ends up coming home with him, and finds the girlfriend (who had come back early due to illness) asleep on his bed. Naturally, she assumes the worst.



* Played hilariously in ''BoyMeetsWorld'' when Eric moves into a great apartment with a nice, though eccentric guy who doesn't seem to care if Eric pays rent (there's also a hot girl next door who routinely locks herself out of her apartment while wearing a towel.) Eric is somewhat disturbed when he finds that the guy treats his (dead) stuffed parrot like a live pet; he finally bolts when the guy starts talking about bringing out his mom. We never see her, but it's heavily implied that she's dead, too.
* One of the murders in ''MidsomerMurders'' has her beloved brother's mummified body upstairs in the house. Early on another character mentions the woman keeps the house unusually cold and won't host community events even though she has a large house.

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* Played hilariously in ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' when Eric moves into a great apartment with a nice, though eccentric guy who doesn't seem to care if Eric pays rent (there's also a hot girl next door who routinely locks herself out of her apartment while wearing a towel.) Eric is somewhat disturbed when he finds that the guy treats his (dead) stuffed parrot like a live pet; he finally bolts when the guy starts talking about bringing out his mom. We never see her, but it's heavily implied that she's dead, too.
* One of the murders in ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' has her beloved brother's mummified body upstairs in the house. Early on another character mentions the woman keeps the house unusually cold and won't host community events even though she has a large house.
22nd Feb '16 9:44:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BodyBags'': The coroner props up a mutilated corpse to give him psychological advice. Of course, he's a lost cause.
8th Feb '16 7:52:45 AM JoieDeCombat
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* One of Creator/SimonRGreen's HawkAndFisher stories shows the titular police captains having to talk down a sorcerer who killed his girlfriend, then turned the body into a magical puppet which moved around at his command, thus feeding his delusion that the girl wasn't really dead.

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* One of Creator/SimonRGreen's HawkAndFisher stories shows the titular police captains having to talk down a sorcerer who killed his girlfriend, then turned the body into a magical puppet which moved around at his command, thus feeding his delusion that the girl wasn't really dead. Hawk ends the confrontation by burying his axe in the dead girl's head so that the sorcerer can no longer maintain the belief that she's alive.
8th Feb '16 6:39:36 AM Zaratustra
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* The Jim Henson homage ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38yBYqEDOpE Overtime]]'' is probably as endearing as this trope can be.
6th Feb '16 3:19:42 PM Scorntex
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* While not a case involving a loved one per se, in ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMegaseries Transformers Spotlight: Kup]]'', the title character, while hallucinating due to alien crystals, keeps the corpse of his partner, Outback, around to talk to (and to donate its arm as a blunt weapon).

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* While not a case involving a loved one per se, in ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMegaseries ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersMegaseries Transformers Spotlight: Kup]]'', the title character, while hallucinating due to alien crystals, keeps the corpse of his partner, Outback, around to talk to (and to donate its arm as a blunt weapon).


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* ''ComicBook/ContestOfChampions:'' An alternate version of Venom keeps the remains of his Spider-Man's uniform tied around his neck as a makeshift cape, and frequently has conversations with "Pete", regardless of other people trying to point out the obvious.
25th Jan '16 10:32:54 AM Willbyr
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* Instead of a love interest or stalkee, in the first ''ScrappedPrincess'' book, it's the beloved daughter of an early villain, whom he thinks is still clinging to life.

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* Instead of a love interest or stalkee, in the first ''ScrappedPrincess'' ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' book, it's the beloved daughter of an early villain, whom he thinks is still clinging to life.



* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', Yuno [[spoiler: keeps her parent's dead bodies in a cage (that they kept ''her'' in to punish her), and frequently talks with them about the stuff that happens to her during school]]. Girl has...issues.
* In ''DeadmanWonderland'', Hibana is shown talking with her dead mother (who is shown to be a skeleton hanging) at home, apparently "taking orders" from her.

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* In ''Manga/MiraiNikki'', ''Manga/FutureDiary'', Yuno [[spoiler: keeps her parent's dead bodies in a cage (that they kept ''her'' in to punish her), and frequently talks with them about the stuff that happens to her during school]]. Girl has...issues.
* In ''DeadmanWonderland'', ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', Hibana is shown talking with her dead mother (who is shown to be a skeleton hanging) at home, apparently "taking orders" from her.



* A borderline example occurs in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. The corpse of Fai's dead brother Yuui ([[TwinSwitch or rather, Yuui's dead brother Fai]]) is kept preserved in the hopes of possible resurrection. This also involved the creation of an ArtificialHuman in the image of the twins' mother, whose purpose was to look after and take care of the corpse, though the extent to which she did so was never elaborated on.

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* A borderline example occurs in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. The corpse of Fai's dead brother Yuui ([[TwinSwitch or rather, Yuui's dead brother Fai]]) is kept preserved in the hopes of possible resurrection. This also involved the creation of an ArtificialHuman in the image of the twins' mother, whose purpose was to look after and take care of the corpse, though the extent to which she did so was never elaborated on.



* Faust VIII of ''ShamanKing'' embodies this trope quite well. After his wife Eliza is shot and killed in a break in he spends all of his time trying to find a way to resurrect her but in the mean time he still carries around her whole skeleton around with him. He refers to her as his 'Dear Eliza' and even holds hands with her reanimated skeleton on occasion...Suggesting to him that she's dead forever is...[[AxCrazy Not a good idea to say the least]].

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* Faust VIII of ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' embodies this trope quite well. After his wife Eliza is shot and killed in a break in he spends all of his time trying to find a way to resurrect her but in the mean time he still carries around her whole skeleton around with him. He refers to her as his 'Dear Eliza' and even holds hands with her reanimated skeleton on occasion...Suggesting to him that she's dead forever is...[[AxCrazy Not a good idea to say the least]].



* ''{{Godchild}}'''s "Crooked Little House" arc is all about this trope.

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* ''{{Godchild}}'''s ''Manga/CountCain'''s "Crooked Little House" arc is all about this trope.



* ''BlackButler'': In the anime, [[spoiler: Queen Victoria couldn't handle Prince Albert's death, so the resident [[OurAngelsAreDifferent crazy angel]] stitched his bits onto her. [[{{Squick}} Yeah.]] That's right.]]

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* ''BlackButler'': ''Manga/BlackButler'': In the anime, [[spoiler: Queen Victoria couldn't handle Prince Albert's death, so the resident [[OurAngelsAreDifferent crazy angel]] stitched his bits onto her. [[{{Squick}} Yeah.]] That's right.]]



* In ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', the fourth arc of ''JojosBizarreAdventure'', the BigBad, Yoshikage Kira, is obsessed with women's hands, so he usually murders some hapless victim, cuts off her hand and gets rid of the rest of the body. While the hand stays fresh, he takes it around with him, calling it his "girlfriend" and using it to touch things, pick up stuff and even [[{{Squick}} wipe himself]]. When the hand starts decaying he starts looking for a new "girlfriend".

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* In ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', the fourth arc of ''JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the BigBad, Yoshikage Kira, is obsessed with women's hands, so he usually murders some hapless victim, cuts off her hand and gets rid of the rest of the body. While the hand stays fresh, he takes it around with him, calling it his "girlfriend" and using it to touch things, pick up stuff and even [[{{Squick}} wipe himself]]. When the hand starts decaying he starts looking for a new "girlfriend".
12th Jan '16 4:39:56 PM Scorntex
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* While not a case involving a loved one per se, in ''{{Transformers}} Spotlight:Kup,'' the title character, while hallucinating due to alien crystals, keeps the corpse of his partner, Outback, around to talk to (and to donate its arm as a blunt weapon).
* Another ''{{Transformers}}'' example: in issue #67 of the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers original Marvel Comics series]], an alternate-universe Galvatron has conquered North America and keeps the corpse of Rodimus Prime chained up between the remains of the World Trade Center. He rants at it in frustration over the continued survival of [[LaResistance the Autobot/Human resistance]].

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* While not a case involving a loved one per se, in ''{{Transformers}} Spotlight:Kup,'' ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMegaseries Transformers Spotlight: Kup]]'', the title character, while hallucinating due to alien crystals, keeps the corpse of his partner, Outback, around to talk to (and to donate its arm as a blunt weapon).
* Another ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' example: in issue #67 of the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers original Marvel Comics series]], an alternate-universe Galvatron has conquered North America and keeps the corpse of Rodimus Prime chained up between the remains of the World Trade Center. He rants at it in frustration over the continued survival of [[LaResistance the Autobot/Human resistance]].


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* ''Radio/BleakExpectations:'' Protagonist Pip Bin keeps first wife, [[MeaningfulName Flora Diesearly]], untouched after she dies, in the very bed she died in, and goes to ask her if it's okay to marry another woman. He decides to take her dead silence as a yes.
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