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17th May '16 4:20:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Replicant}}'': In the climax Garrote tries to burn Jake alive by shoving him into a mortuary oven.
16th May '16 12:19:46 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Complex", the murderous AI controlling the building disposes of one its victims by dumping him into the building's trash incinerator.
8th May '16 6:18:36 PM Shishkahuben
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* ViktorSuvorov claims that when he was recruited into the GRU, he was shown a film of [[ResignationsNotAccepted this being done to a traitor]]. This is often presumed to be GRU Colonel Oleg Penkovsky, who was discovered passing secrets to the CIA, but Suvorov doesn't specify.
* Unintentional example, but some accounts of Rasputin's death say he was only in a deep coma when he was taken to the crematorium. He allegedly sat up during the procedure, though that may have simply been an involuntary response caused by the fire destroying the ligaments in his legs.
** This is certainly legend. Rasputin was interred in the normal Orthodox Christian way after his death 21 December 1916. Unfortunately, his grave had become a place of worship (he was considered a martyr), and after the collapse of the Czarist regime, the new regime wanted to get rid of his earthly remains to prevent him becoming a popular saint. His corpse and casket were incinerated 11 March 1917 in a St. Petersburg power plant.

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* ViktorSuvorov Viktor Suvorov claims that when he was recruited into the GRU, he was shown a film of [[ResignationsNotAccepted this being done to a traitor]]. This is often presumed to be GRU Colonel Oleg Penkovsky, who was discovered passing secrets to the CIA, but Suvorov doesn't specify.
* Unintentional example, but [[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]] suffered a prolonged death, after surviving being [[RasputinianDeath poisoned, bludgeoned, shot, and then, allegedly, hypothermia and drowning before kicking the bucket.]] Urban legend has it that he survived even this, as some accounts of Rasputin's death say hold that he was only in a deep coma when he was taken to the crematorium. He allegedly sat up during the procedure, though that may have simply been an involuntary response caused by his cremation; this is frequently attributed to the fire destroying the ligaments in his legs.
** This is certainly legend.
legs. By this point, though, Rasputin was long dead, as he was interred in the normal a traditional Orthodox Christian way manner after his death 21 in December 1916. Unfortunately, 1916, prior to his grave had become a place of worship (he was considered a martyr), and after the collapse of the Czarist regime, the new regime wanted to get rid of his earthly remains to prevent him becoming a popular saint. His corpse and casket were incinerated 11 cremation, several months later, in March 1917 in a St. Petersburg power plant.1917.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_bull Brazen Bull]].
** This happened to Resistance member Andree Borell.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_bull Brazen Bull]].
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Bull]] was said to be a particularly horrible variation. Amounting to a large metal oven, as much a torture device as an execution method, those trapped inside were left to roast while the brass interior heated to lethal temperatures.
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This happened to Resistance [[LaResistance Resistance]] member Andree Borell.Borell. When captured by German command, Borell, along with several others, were given a supposedly lethal dose of poison before being slated for cremation. [[http://windowstoworldhistory.weebly.com/soe-agent-andree-borrel-lived-several-lifetimes-in-her-24-years.html Borell was said]] to have regained consciousness while being shuttled to the crematorium, attacking her executioner enough to scar his face before being thrown into the flames still alive.
3rd Mar '16 12:47:03 PM foxley
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* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'': In "Hawks Over Shem", [[TheCaligula the mad king]] declares himself to be a god and demands a sacrifice of a hundred noble children. When the high priest objects and states the king is not a god but a madman, the king has him cast into the furnace in the statue of the old god that is used for sacrifices.
1st Mar '16 6:21:19 PM Dravencour
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** In the other Nazi death camps, which used carbon monoxide to kill its victims, it wasn't unusual for some victims to survive the gassings in a very weakened state, only to be burned alive in the massive open-air cremation pits. Likewise, it wasn't unusual for some of the Sonderkommando jews, overcome with despair, to throw themselves into the cremation pits.

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** In the other Nazi death camps, which used carbon monoxide to kill its victims, it wasn't unusual for some victims to survive the gassings in a very weakened state, only to be burned alive in the massive open-air cremation pits. Likewise, it wasn't unusual for some of the Sonderkommando jews, Jewish Sonderkommando, overcome with despair, to throw themselves into the cremation pits.



* Burning alive was one possible method of execution from the Middle Ages to around 17th century in Europe. The most famous offence to earn such treatment was of course [[BurnTheWitch witchcraft]] (though only ''after'' the Middle Ages), but heresy and even adultery were also viable options. Depending on the circumstances the victim could be surreptitiously strangled just before the act, but genuine live immolations were far from unheard of.

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* Burning alive at the stake was one possible method of execution from the Middle Ages to around 17th century in Europe. The most famous offence offense to earn such treatment was of course [[BurnTheWitch witchcraft]] (though only ''after'' the Middle Ages), but heresy and even adultery were also viable options. Depending on the circumstances the victim could be surreptitiously strangled just before the act, but genuine live immolations were far from unheard of.
5th Feb '16 6:47:12 AM Blastgamer
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* One way to dispose of unwanted slimes and [[GreyGoo tarrs]] in ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher''is to throw them into a incinerator. You can also do this to chickens and even their chicks. Doing so to the latter even gets you an achievement [[WhatTheHellHero that calls you]] [[YouBastard out for it.]]

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* One way to dispose of unwanted slimes and [[GreyGoo tarrs]] in ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher''is ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher'' is to throw them into a incinerator. You can also do this to chickens and even their chicks. Doing so to the latter even gets you an achievement [[WhatTheHellHero that calls you]] [[YouBastard out for it.]]
5th Feb '16 6:46:53 AM Blastgamer
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* One way to dispose of unwanted slimes and [[GreyGoo tarrs]] in ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher''is to throw them into a incinerator. You can also do this to chickens and even their chicks. Doing so to the latter even gets you an achievement [[WhatTheHellHero that calls you]] [[YouBastard out for it.]]
15th Dec '15 8:35:00 AM StFan
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->''[after sealing Bond in a coffin and conveying him into a crematorium's furnace]''\\
'''Mr. Wint''': Very moving.\\
'''Mr. Kidd''': Heartwarming, Mr. Wint.\\
'''Mr. Wint''': A glowing tribute, Mr. Kidd.

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->''[after ->(''after sealing Bond in a coffin and conveying him into a crematorium's furnace]''\\
furnace'')\\
'''Mr. Wint''': Wint:''' Very moving.\\
'''Mr. Kidd''': Kidd:''' Heartwarming, Mr. Wint.\\
'''Mr. Wint''': Wint:''' A glowing tribute, Mr. Kidd.






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* A side story of ''TelepathicWanderers'' had the telepathic Nanase nursing an old woman who soon died. After the funeral, Nanase began hearing the old woman's thoughts and realized she wasn't actually dead, but moments away from cremation. Torn between saving the old woman and exposing herself as a telepath, she ends up leaving the woman to die.

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* A side story of ''TelepathicWanderers'' had ''Manga/TelepathicWanderers'' has the telepathic Nanase nursing an old woman who soon died. After the funeral, Nanase began hearing the old woman's thoughts and realized she wasn't actually dead, but moments away from cremation. Torn between saving the old woman and exposing herself as a telepath, she ends up leaving the woman to die.



* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} was the subject to this in a 70s story, by Vulture of all people.

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* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan was the subject to this in a 70s '70s story, by Vulture of all people.



* In the last strip in the short lived ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' Sunday strip, Black Spy becomes a victim to this.



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* ''ComicStrip/MotherGooseAndGrimm'': [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2008/MGG-2008-01-27.gif A comic strip]] has Grimm's TooDumbToLive friend, Ralph the Boston Terrier, giving a testimony of the death of a possum who had apparently died, so they cremated him and placed his ashes in an urn. [[spoiler:However, the possum's wife shows up, demanding to know where her husband is. When Ralph explains to her what happened, the female possum becomes angry, saying that her husband did not die, but was actually playing dead, then starts ranting that her husband is dead and questions about what she'll do now.]]
* In the last strip in the short-lived ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' Sunday strip, Black Spy becomes a victim to this.
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* Used in JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'': when [[spoiler: the mutineers murder Captain Grimaldi]]. A token attempt is made to claim it was suicide, Grimaldi being a Hindu. The hero accurately points out that no starship captain would endanger his ship in that way.
* In ''StarWars: [[Literature/XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', the Wraiths are nearly killed this way by Dr. Gast. A room in the complex the were infiltrating was given a giant TrapDoor for a floor and filled with fake furnishings, and when they entered it they were all dropped into the giant incinerator below, which then activated. Fortunately, they were able to trick the stormtrooper sent to relieve them of their explosives, so they were able to blast their way out in time to survive.

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* Used in JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'': when [[spoiler: the mutineers murder Captain Grimaldi]]. A token attempt is made to claim it was suicide, Grimaldi being a Hindu. The hero accurately points out that no starship captain would endanger his ship in that way.
* In ''StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: [[Literature/XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', the Wraiths are nearly killed this way by Dr. Gast. A room in the complex the were infiltrating was given a giant TrapDoor for a floor and filled with fake furnishings, and when they entered it they were all dropped into the giant incinerator below, which then activated. Fortunately, they were able to trick the stormtrooper sent to relieve them of their explosives, so they were able to blast their way out in time to survive.



* The killer attempts to dispose of one victim this way in the ''MidsomerMurders'' episode "Secrets and Spies".

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* The killer attempts to dispose of one victim this way in the ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "Secrets and Spies".



* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' in the episode "Ashes to Ashes", where mortician Eric Prince gets rid of gossip reporter Verity Chandler in this way. He bludgeons her, then puts her corpse in a coffin, switching it with a different man's body scheduled for cremation, then Chandler is cremated and her ashes are scattered by helicopter over the hills.

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* ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' in ''Series/{{Columbo}}'': In the episode "Ashes to Ashes", where mortician Eric Prince gets rid of gossip reporter Verity Chandler in this way. He bludgeons her, then puts her corpse in a coffin, switching it with a different man's body scheduled for cremation, then Chandler is cremated and her ashes are scattered by helicopter over the hills.



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* [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2008/MGG-2008-01-27.gif This]] ''MotherGooseAndGrimm'' comic strip had Grimm's TooDumbToLive friend, Ralph the Boston Terrier, giving a testimony of the death of a possum who had apparently died, so they cremated him and placed his ashes in an urn. [[spoiler: However, the possum's wife shows up, demanding to know where her husband is. When Ralph explains to her what happened, the female possum becomes angry, saying that her husband did not die, but was actually playing dead, then starts ranting that her husband is dead and questions about what she'll do now.]]
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* In ''DeadToRights'', you defeat the FinalBoss by knocking him into a furnace.

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* In ''DeadToRights'', ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'', you defeat the FinalBoss by knocking him into a furnace.



* KarateBears use a dude named [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/03/pete.html pete]] to heat their home.

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* KarateBears ''Webcomic/KarateBears'' use a dude named [[http://www.karatebears.com/2012/03/pete.html pete]] to heat their home.



12th Dec '15 7:31:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWars: [[XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', the Wraiths are nearly killed this way by Dr. Gast. A room in the complex the were infiltrating was given a giant TrapDoor for a floor and filled with fake furnishings, and when they entered it they were all dropped into the giant incinerator below, which then activated. Fortunately, they were able to trick the stormtrooper sent to relieve them of their explosives, so they were able to blast their way out in time to survive.

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* In ''StarWars: [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Solo Command]]'', the Wraiths are nearly killed this way by Dr. Gast. A room in the complex the were infiltrating was given a giant TrapDoor for a floor and filled with fake furnishings, and when they entered it they were all dropped into the giant incinerator below, which then activated. Fortunately, they were able to trick the stormtrooper sent to relieve them of their explosives, so they were able to blast their way out in time to survive.
5th Nov '15 5:27:50 AM Berrenta
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* [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2008/MGG-2008-01-27.gif This]] ''MotherGooseAndGrimm'' comic strip had Grimm's TooDumbToLive friend, Ralph the Boston Terrier, giving a testimony of the death of a possum who had apparently died, so they cremated him and placed his ashes in an urn. [[spoiler: However, the possum's wife shows up, demanding to know where her husband is. When Ralph explains to her what happened, the female possum becomes angry, saying that her husband did not die, but was actually playing possum, [[CaptainObvious like all possums are wont to do]], then starts ranting that her husband is dead and questions about what she'll do now.]]

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* [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2008/MGG-2008-01-27.gif This]] ''MotherGooseAndGrimm'' comic strip had Grimm's TooDumbToLive friend, Ralph the Boston Terrier, giving a testimony of the death of a possum who had apparently died, so they cremated him and placed his ashes in an urn. [[spoiler: However, the possum's wife shows up, demanding to know where her husband is. When Ralph explains to her what happened, the female possum becomes angry, saying that her husband did not die, but was actually playing possum, [[CaptainObvious like all possums are wont to do]], dead, then starts ranting that her husband is dead and questions about what she'll do now.]]
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