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22nd Apr '17 8:31:45 PM nombretomado
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* This has cropped up on ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' at least three times.

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* This has cropped up on ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' at least three times.
21st Apr '17 1:06:41 PM FF32
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* In the final Episode of The Walking Dead Season 1 you get into a discussion with [[spoiler: The owner of a station wagon that your group stole goods out of at the end of Episode 2.]] For most of the conversation he seems normal, if a little odd. However, once he [[spoiler: starts talking to his wife you realize it's her severed head in a paper bag that he's been carrying around since she was turned into a "Walker.]]

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* In the final Episode episode of The Walking Dead ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' Season 1 you get into a discussion with [[spoiler: The the owner of a station wagon that your group stole goods out of at the end of Episode 2.]] For most of the conversation he seems normal, if a little odd. However, once he [[spoiler: starts talking to his wife you realize it's her severed head in a paper bag that he's been carrying around since she was turned into a "Walker.Walker.]]
8th Apr '17 10:24:38 PM nombretomado
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* In the first SecretHistories book [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Stab]] has a secret chamber filled with his victims arranged for a tea party.

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* In the first SecretHistories Literature/SecretHistories book [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mr. Stab]] has a secret chamber filled with his victims arranged for a tea party.
8th Apr '17 10:17:47 AM nombretomado
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* In a strip by ComicStrip/{{Quino}}, we see a man and a smiling woman sitting in a living room seemingly having an animated conversation, during all this time the woman never flinches or even blinks; then the man looks at the clock, stands up and kisses the woman good night who remains with her same frozen expression, the man then goes to his bedroom in the back of the house revealing that he is ''taxidermist''.

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* In a strip by ComicStrip/{{Quino}}, Creator/{{Quino}}, we see a man and a smiling woman sitting in a living room seemingly having an animated conversation, during all this time the woman never flinches or even blinks; then the man looks at the clock, stands up and kisses the woman good night who remains with her same frozen expression, the man then goes to his bedroom in the back of the house revealing that he is ''taxidermist''.
22nd Mar '17 6:11:34 PM zarpaulus
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** It's made more clear in the book, but Kryten is basically in denial that they are dead so that he can continue to perform his programming and serve them, as he has no idea what to do once he can't do that anymore.
-->'''Rimmer''': Terrific! Our first contact with intelligent life, and it's the android equivalent of [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]]!

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** It's made more clear in the book, but Kryten is basically in denial that they are dead so that he can continue to perform his programming and serve them, as he has no idea what to do once he can't do that anymore.
anymore. In fact he shuts himself off, disassembling his brain in the process, when he's forced to realize they're dead in that version (Lister puts him back together.)
-->'''Rimmer''': Terrific! Our first contact with intelligent life, life in 3 million years, and it's the android equivalent of [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]]!
21st Feb '17 5:55:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the prequel ''CrisisCore'' shows the extent of Sephiroth's mental breakdown by having him serenely explain his plans to the dead, sealed-in-a-test-tube Jenova and telling her not to cry as if he truly expects her respond. Granted, Jenova is functionally immortal on the cellular level, so while it's unlikely she comprehended what he said she was still alive.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the prequel ''CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' shows the extent of Sephiroth's mental breakdown by having him serenely explain his plans to the dead, sealed-in-a-test-tube Jenova and telling her not to cry as if he truly expects her respond. Granted, Jenova is functionally immortal on the cellular level, so while it's unlikely she comprehended what he said she was still alive.
8th Feb '17 6:32:43 PM dclark
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* The page image is Black Hand, a rather ''unstable'' Green Lantern villain who killed his family and then himself before becoming, essentially, the avatar of [[ComicBook/BlackestNight Nekron]]. Post-Blackest Night, he spends most of his time hanging around chatting with his dead family (the fact that he can animate and control the dead is rather convenient for this). He's also prone to raising a cemetery full of completely unrelated people to hang out with- including, at one point, Hal Jordan's father.
26th Jan '17 2:07:29 AM PrincessGwen
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* ThoseWackyNazis actually take it one step futher - when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kutschera Franz Kutschera]] was killed a week before his wedding, they didn't bother with funeral and simply put his corpse at the altar nontheless. Since it was all about "perfect race" and bride get pregnant beforehand, no one seen any problem with that.

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* ThoseWackyNazis actually take it one step futher - when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kutschera Franz Kutschera]] was killed a week before his wedding, they didn't bother with a funeral and simply put his corpse at the altar nontheless. Since it was all about the "perfect race" and the bride get getting pregnant beforehand, no one seen saw any problem with that.
18th Jan '17 10:05:49 PM TriggerLoaded
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* ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'' has [[spoiler:Orson, who [[LoveMakesYouEvil betrays his kingdom so he can be with his wife, Monica]]. She was a recently deceased IllGirl, and he took her death quite hard. So much so, that the BigBad got him to turn traitor in exchange for his wife back. Unfortunately, he could only reanimate her corpse as a zombie, but [[spoiler:Orson]] is so crazy that he simply doesn't notice. He talks to her frequently as if nothing was wrong, and even remarks on how he'd never forget her birthday, and promises a special surprise for her. You only ever see her map sprite, (A standard female civilian) and hear her speak, barely, ("Darling... Darling... Darling...") after killing Orson, but the shocked reactions of the main characters to her tell us that's probably for the best.

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* ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'' has [[spoiler:Orson, who [[LoveMakesYouEvil betrays his kingdom so he can be with his wife, Monica]].Monica]]]]. She was a recently deceased IllGirl, and he took her death quite hard. So much so, that the BigBad got him to turn traitor in exchange for his wife back. Unfortunately, he could only reanimate her corpse as a zombie, but [[spoiler:Orson]] is so crazy that he simply doesn't notice. He talks to her frequently as if nothing was wrong, and even remarks on how he'd never forget her birthday, and promises a special surprise for her. You only ever see her map sprite, (A standard female civilian) and hear her speak, barely, ("Darling... Darling... Darling...") after killing Orson, but the shocked reactions of the main characters to her tell us that's probably for the best.
18th Jan '17 10:04:57 PM TriggerLoaded
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* A third party supplement book for TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons third edition, ''The Slayer's Guide to Undead,'' had a short story of a queen looking for a cure for her (dead) husband, and executing every healer and cleric who tried to tell her the king was dead and could not be saved. A necromancer fulfilled her wishes by casting a simple animate dead to turn her husband into a mindless zombie that follows the queen's orders. She continues to insist that all messengers and petitioners to the throne address the maggot infested animated corpse of the king, and even shares a bed with it.



* The vampire Brauner in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' turned Eric Lecarde's daughters into vampires because he was under the delusional belief that they were the reincarnations of his own daughters (whom he had lost in World War One). Upon being told that they've been cured, he simply says he'll "make those two [his] daughters once again".
* ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'' has [[spoiler:Orson, who [[LoveMakesYouEvil betrays his kingdom so he can be (alive) with his wife, Monica]]. Since she was a recently deceased IllGirl, the BigBad promises to resurrect her, but can only bring people back as mindless zombies. Orson is so crazy at this rate that he doesn't notice this. We only ever see her map sprite (a standard female civilian), but from Erika, Ephraim and Seth's horrified reactions, that's probably for the best. Ephraim himself puts her out of her "misery".]]
** Ah, but we do HEAR her. [[spoiler: Poor Monica just keeps repeating the word "darling" over and over again. Meanwhile, in the scene before he dies Orson is seen having a lengthy one sided conversation with her about her birthday before he's interrupted by news of your arrival.]]

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* The vampire Brauner in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' turned Eric Lecarde's daughters into vampires because he was under the delusional belief that they were the reincarnations of his own daughters (whom he had lost in World War One). Upon being told that they've been cured, he simply says he'll "make those two [his] daughters once again".
* ''FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'' has [[spoiler:Orson, who [[LoveMakesYouEvil betrays his kingdom so he can be (alive) with his wife, Monica]]. Since she She was a recently deceased IllGirl, and he took her death quite hard. So much so, that the BigBad promises got him to resurrect her, but can turn traitor in exchange for his wife back. Unfortunately, he could only bring people back reanimate her corpse as mindless zombies. Orson a zombie, but [[spoiler:Orson]] is so crazy at this rate that he simply doesn't notice this. We notice. He talks to her frequently as if nothing was wrong, and even remarks on how he'd never forget her birthday, and promises a special surprise for her. You only ever see her map sprite (a sprite, (A standard female civilian), civilian) and hear her speak, barely, ("Darling... Darling... Darling...") after killing Orson, but from Erika, Ephraim and Seth's horrified reactions, the shocked reactions of the main characters to her tell us that's probably for the best. Ephraim himself puts her out of her "misery".]]
** Ah, but we do HEAR her. [[spoiler: Poor Monica just keeps repeating the word "darling" over and over again. Meanwhile, in the scene before he dies Orson is seen having a lengthy one sided conversation with her about her birthday before he's interrupted by news of your arrival.]]
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** Something like this happens in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' in one of the areas. An inventor in the past reprograms one of the MechaMooks threatening the kingdom, and in the present day you find it in his home trying to take care of him (apparently unable to realize he's long-dead). It's played mostly for pity, though.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', [[spoiler:if you don't manage to keep Dan from getting electrocuted, Iji will talk to him and say that she was afraid he was killed, then leave him behind to recover.]] The horror sets in when you realize that you never heard him reply . . .
** And just to be clear, it's confirmed in the scene after the final boss. Who catches on and immediately decides that he doesn't have the heart to break it to her.

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** Something like this happens in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' in one of the areas. An * In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'', an inventor in the past reprograms one of the MechaMooks threatening the kingdom, and in kingdom. In the present day you find it in his home trying to take care of him (apparently unable to realize he's long-dead). It's played mostly for pity, though.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', [[spoiler:if if you don't manage to keep [[spoiler:save Dan from getting electrocuted, Asha]], Iji will talk to him and say that she was afraid he was killed, then leave him behind to recover.]] recover. The horror sets in when you realize that you never heard him reply . . .
** And just to be clear, it's
reply. It's confirmed in the scene after the final boss. Who catches on and immediately decides that he doesn't have the heart to break it to her.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the prequel ''CrisisCore'' shows the extent of Sephiroth's mental breakdown by having him serenely explain his plans to the dead, sealed-in-a-test-tube Jenova and telling her not to cry as if he truly expects her respond.
** In his defence though, Jenova is functionally immortal on the cellular level, so while it's unlikely she comprehended what he said she was still alive.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Rachel, who died when her home was attacked by the Empire and was subsequently put into 'suspended animation' by a herbal mixture (yeah, don't ask) concocted by some weird old minor NPC. Since then her boyfriend has been spending his time roaming the world looking for a magic item that can bring her back from the dead (a task that would appear to be futile given that the game's world hasn't seen magic for a thousand years), visiting her corpse, and projecting her onto every woman he meets. His persistence does pay off without him having shown any signs of insanity, so... that's okay then?
** She is able to return, briefly, late in the game, long enough to ask him to move on, and forgive himself for her death, before passing on again.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and the prequel ''CrisisCore'' shows the extent of Sephiroth's mental breakdown by having him serenely explain his plans to the dead, sealed-in-a-test-tube Jenova and telling her not to cry as if he truly expects her respond. \n** In his defence though, Granted, Jenova is functionally immortal on the cellular level, so while it's unlikely she comprehended what he said she was still alive.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Rachel, who died when her home was attacked by the Empire and was subsequently put into 'suspended animation' by a herbal mixture (yeah, don't ask) concocted by some weird old minor NPC. Since then her boyfriend has been spending his time roaming the world looking for a magic item that can bring her back from the dead (a task that would appear to be futile given that the game's world hasn't seen magic for a thousand years), visiting her corpse, and projecting her onto every woman he meets. His persistence does pay off without him having shown any signs of insanity, so... that's okay then?
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then? She is able to return, briefly, late in the game, long enough to ask him to move on, and forgive himself for her death, before passing on again.



* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', [[spoiler: one of the "stranger tasks" involves collecting flowers for an old man wanting to surprise his wife for their anniversary. After [[IrrelevantSidequest painstakingly traveling half across the state looking for all the specific varieties of flower he wants]] and returning, you're casually introduced to the desiccated corpse of the man's wife, seated on a chair inside the couple's cabin.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', [[spoiler: one of the "stranger tasks" involves collecting flowers for an old man wanting to surprise his wife for their anniversary. After [[IrrelevantSidequest painstakingly traveling half across the state looking for all the specific varieties of flower he wants]] and returning, you're casually introduced to the desiccated corpse of the man's wife, seated on a chair inside the couple's cabin.]]



* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', [[spoiler:if you don't recruit Katida (which results in her FaceHeelTurn), she will order her fleet to focus fire on Roth's ship, killing Nele, which turns Roth into this before he fires high-stream blaster, destroying the ship.]] It's one part this and one part TalkingToTheDead [[spoiler: since it's implied that he knew that she was dead but needed to say what he was saying before his HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace'', [[spoiler:if if you don't recruit Katida (which results in her FaceHeelTurn), she will order her fleet to focus fire on Roth's ship, killing Nele, which turns Roth into this before he fires high-stream blaster, destroying the ship.]] ship. It's one part this and one part TalkingToTheDead [[spoiler: since it's implied that he knew that she was dead but needed to say what he was saying before his HeroicSacrifice.]]



* Played with in Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', when [[spoiler:Number 21 is shown to have one-sided conversations with the skull of the deceased Number 24. We later see it from Number 21's perspective, and he is apparently talking to a ghost only he can see. In a subversion, 21 TookALevelInBadass, and we're shown that 24's ghost has been feeding 21 information (i.e. warning him if people nearby are carrying concealed weapons) to improve his reputation. This leads to a bit of a MindScrew when 24's ghost suggests he himself may be an imaginary MagicFeather, and that 21 really is awesome but hallucinates 24 due to an inferiority complex.]]
** The season finale seems to confirm that [[spoiler:he's just a delusion of 21's. Not only did one of the fellow "ghosts" 24 introduced him to never exist, but Dr. Orpheus (a professional necromancer) couldn't see 24, and he communicates with the dead all the time]].

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* Played with in Season 4 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', when [[spoiler:Number Number 21 is shown to have one-sided conversations with the skull of the deceased Number 24. We later see it from Number 21's perspective, and he is apparently talking to a ghost only he can see. In a subversion, 21 TookALevelInBadass, and we're shown that 24's ghost has been feeding 21 information (i.e. warning him if people nearby are carrying concealed weapons) to improve his reputation. This leads to a bit of a MindScrew when 24's ghost suggests he himself may be an imaginary MagicFeather, and that 21 really is awesome but hallucinates 24 due to an inferiority complex.]]
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** The season finale seems to confirm that [[spoiler:he's he's just a delusion of 21's. Not only did one of the fellow "ghosts" 24 introduced him to never exist, but Dr. Orpheus (a professional necromancer) couldn't see 24, and he communicates with the dead all the time]].time.
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