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10th Jan '17 6:08:25 PM merotoker
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is {{Enforced}} InUniverse when dealing with the [[spoiler:Flood]] since anything left behind can be reanimated and turned against their now-former allies. [[spoiler:Catalina Rodriguez]] is one of many who receives this treatment (via disruptor blast), and the fact that there's nothing left to bury is brought up.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, this is {{Enforced}} {{enforced|Trope}} InUniverse when dealing with the [[spoiler:Flood]] since anything left behind can be reanimated and turned against their now-former allies. [[spoiler:Catalina Rodriguez]] is one of many who receives this treatment (via disruptor blast), and the fact that there's nothing left to bury is brought up.



** Yoda's body dissapears after he passes away naturally in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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** Yoda's body dissapears disappears after he passes away naturally in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.



*** Really only [[BigBad one]] Sith explodes, Darth Maul and Count Dooku's corpses were still intact (although admittedly the former may have died moments after he [[DisneyVillainDeath fell out of our sight]]). However, this is averted in the new Disney canon as Maul didn't die during the Phantom Menace, rather he gained a set of shiny robot legs and appeared in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. The Expanded Universe has it happen a few other times, but apparently it requires both extreme power and being particularly deep into the Dark Side.

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*** Really only [[BigBad one]] Sith explodes, Darth Maul and Count Dooku's corpses were still intact (although admittedly the former may have died moments after he [[DisneyVillainDeath fell out of our sight]]). However, this is averted in the new Disney canon as Maul didn't die during the Phantom Menace, rather he gained a set of shiny robot legs and appeared in both Star ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars Wars'' and Star ''Star Wars: Rebels.Rebels''. The Expanded Universe has it happen a few other times, but apparently it requires both extreme power and being particularly deep into the Dark Side.



* In ''[[Film/LordOfTheRings Return Of The King]]'', well, how else do you expect a [[BigBad giant flaming eye]] to go once the deathblow is struck?

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* In ''[[Film/LordOfTheRings ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return Of The King]]'', well, how else do you expect a [[BigBad giant flaming eye]] to go once the deathblow is struck?



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* ''Film/{{Identity}}'': One of the major clues that something is off happens when the bodies of the victims up to that point completely vanish. This is because [[spoiler:none of the people at the motel are real.]]

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* ''Film/{{Identity}}'': One of the major clues that something is off happens when the bodies of the victims up to that point completely vanish. This is because [[spoiler:none of the people at the motel are real.]]real]].



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in episode 8 season 1, "The Truth Is Out There and It Hurts": After a warlock from the future gets killed, he is sucked into a vortex of some kind.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in episode 8 season 1, "The Truth Is Out There and It Hurts": After a warlock from the future gets killed, he is sucked into a vortex of some kind.



* This is very common in {{Sentai}} {{Toku}}satsu shows. The MonsterOfTheWeek would generally vanish once vanquished with various cheesy effects -- or eventually [[DefeatEqualsExplosion explodes]], especially in older shows.

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* This is very common in {{Sentai}} Franchise/{{Sentai}} {{Toku}}satsu shows. The MonsterOfTheWeek would generally vanish once vanquished with various cheesy effects -- or eventually [[DefeatEqualsExplosion explodes]], especially in older shows.



** Semi-averted in ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' and ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', where exploding monsters do leave chunks of burnt meat, which the villains then juice up to [[MakeMyMonsterGrow resurrect them at giant size]]. When they get blown up a second time at giant size though, there are (usually) no remains. Also oddly inverted at the end of ''Lightspeed Rescue'', where Diabolico leaves behind an intact corpse for Bansheera to revive, despite his death exposion visibly reducing him to nothing but a wisp of smoke.

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** Semi-averted in ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' and ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', where exploding monsters do leave chunks of burnt meat, which the villains then juice up to [[MakeMyMonsterGrow resurrect them at giant size]]. When they get blown up a second time at giant size though, there are (usually) no remains. Also oddly inverted at the end of ''Lightspeed Rescue'', where Diabolico leaves behind an intact corpse for Bansheera to revive, despite his death exposion explosion visibly reducing him to nothing but a wisp of smoke.



* Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} splinter bombs in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' completely disintergrate their targets, leaving no body behind.

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* Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} splinter bombs in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' completely disintergrate disintegrate their targets, leaving no body behind.



** In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem The Requiem]]'', vampires rot to dust within seconds of their FinalDeath as long as they are old enough. This is repeatedly commented on in ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' -- vampires are the only type of supernatural creature to clean up after itself. Everything else leaves corpses to deal with. [[VanHelsingHateCrime Usually human.]]

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** In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem The Requiem]]'', vampires rot to dust within seconds of their FinalDeath as long as they are old enough. This is repeatedly commented on in ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' -- vampires are the only type of supernatural creature to clean up after itself. Everything else leaves corpses to deal with. [[VanHelsingHateCrime [[VanHelsingHateCrimes Usually human.]]



* Both played straight and averted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. When killed, the elite FROG soldiers immediately dissolve into dust. However, when a normal soldier is killed, his body remains and must be disposed of to keep other soldiers from discovering it.

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* Both played straight and averted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. When killed, the elite FROG soldiers immediately dissolve into dust. However, when a normal soldier is killed, his body remains and must be disposed of to keep other soldiers from discovering it.



* It's not at all unusual for slain enemies in ''VideoGame/NetHack'' to leave a corpse; it will rot over time but not vanish immediately and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything may have a variety of uses]], though not all of them are necessarily always safe.

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* It's not at all unusual for slain enemies in ''VideoGame/NetHack'' to leave a corpse; it will rot over time but not vanish immediately and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight may have a variety of uses]], though not all of them are necessarily always safe.



** Subverted with humans and [[spoiler:the Wither Storm, as when it's finally killed in the end, its remains fall to the ground. It also leaves a unique black Nether Star behind.]]

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** Subverted with humans and [[spoiler:the Wither Storm, as when it's finally killed in the end, its remains fall to the ground. It also leaves a unique black Nether Star behind.]]behind]].



* Because Muslim burial practices dictate that a body must be buried very quickly after death, it is very hard for militaries fighting in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan to get an accurate body count on many of their enemies, which may lead to a perception of this effect.

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* Because Muslim [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslim]] burial practices dictate that a body must be buried very quickly after death, it is very hard for militaries fighting in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan to get an accurate body count on many of their enemies, which may lead to a perception of this effect.
4th Jan '17 11:48:46 AM upupandaway42
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* Comicbook/{{HYDRA}} splinter bombs in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' completely disintergrate their targets, leaving no body behind.
4th Jan '17 7:09:48 AM Theokal3
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* In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem The Requiem]]'', vampires rot to dust within seconds of their FinalDeath. This is repeatedly commented on in ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' -- vampires are the only type of supernatural creature to clean up after itself. Everything else leaves corpses to deal with. [[VanHelsingHateCrime Usually human.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness''[=/=]TabletopGame/''NewWorldOfDarkness'':
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In both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem The Requiem]]'', vampires rot to dust within seconds of their FinalDeath.FinalDeath as long as they are old enough. This is repeatedly commented on in ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' -- vampires are the only type of supernatural creature to clean up after itself. Everything else leaves corpses to deal with. [[VanHelsingHateCrime Usually human.]]]]
** Spirits from ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' and Ghosts from ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'' both discorporate when defeated. Justified in that they aren't material beings to begin with, and this usually doesn't kill them anyway -- they will just reform in a safe place unless you drain all of their Essence and Corpus.
** Sirens from the fan-made supplement ''TabletopGame/SirenTheDrowning'' liquefy within a matter of hours after their death and turn into sea foam, unless the flesh is preserved in a freezer. This is a major issue for [[TheHunter the Flensers]], since they rely on eating Siren flesh to preserve their immortality.
30th Dec '16 8:38:22 AM Siempie
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', monsters disintegrate into dust when they die. Sometimes, dust can be found on items, suggesting that if it didn't belong to a monster that had died, it belonged to someone who killed a monster. In a No Mercy-run, [[CloudCucookLander Papyrus]] will comment on your [[CoveredInBlood dusty state]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', monsters disintegrate into dust when they die. Sometimes, dust can be found on items, suggesting that if it didn't belong to a monster that had died, it belonged to someone who killed a monster. In a No Mercy-run, [[CloudCucookLander [[CloudCuckooLander Papyrus]] will comment on your [[CoveredInBlood dusty state]]. state.
30th Dec '16 8:35:08 AM Siempie
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', monsters disintegrate into dust when they die. Sometimes, dust can be found on items, suggesting that if it didn't belong to a monster that had died, it belonged to someone who killed a monster.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', monsters disintegrate into dust when they die. Sometimes, dust can be found on items, suggesting that if it didn't belong to a monster that had died, it belonged to someone who killed a monster. In a No Mercy-run, [[CloudCucookLander Papyrus]] will comment on your [[CoveredInBlood dusty state]].
-->'''Papyrus:''' THE WAY YOU SHAMBLE ABOUT FROM PLACE TO PLACE... THE WAY YOUR HANDS ARE ALWAYS COVERED IN DUSTY POWDER...


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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. When a Gem's body is very badly damaged, they will release their [[HardLight physical form]] (usually referred to as "poofing"), and retreat into their [[HeartDrive gemstone]] to regenerate. This looks like they explode into a cloud of dust, but none of the dust actually lingers.
11th Dec '16 3:27:13 PM tom117z
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*** Really only [[BigBad one]] Sith explodes, Darth Maul and Count Dooku's corpses were still intact (although admittedly the former may have died moments after he [[DisneyVillainDeath fell out of our sight]]). However, this is averted in the new Disney canon as Maul didn't die during the Phantom Menace, rather he gained a set of shiny robot legs appeared in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. The Expanded Universe has it happen a few other times, but apparently it requires both extreme power and being particularly deep into the Dark Side.

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*** Really only [[BigBad one]] Sith explodes, Darth Maul and Count Dooku's corpses were still intact (although admittedly the former may have died moments after he [[DisneyVillainDeath fell out of our sight]]). However, this is averted in the new Disney canon as Maul didn't die during the Phantom Menace, rather he gained a set of shiny robot legs and appeared in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. The Expanded Universe has it happen a few other times, but apparently it requires both extreme power and being particularly deep into the Dark Side.
11th Dec '16 3:26:02 PM tom117z
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*** Really only [[BigBad one]] Sith explodes, Darth Maul and Count Dooku's corpses were still intact (although admittedly the former may have died moments after he [[DisneyVillainDeath fell out of our sight]]). The Expanded Universe has it happen a few other times, but apparently it requires both extreme power and being particularly deep into the Dark Side.

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*** Really only [[BigBad one]] Sith explodes, Darth Maul and Count Dooku's corpses were still intact (although admittedly the former may have died moments after he [[DisneyVillainDeath fell out of our sight]]). However, this is averted in the new Disney canon as Maul didn't die during the Phantom Menace, rather he gained a set of shiny robot legs appeared in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. The Expanded Universe has it happen a few other times, but apparently it requires both extreme power and being particularly deep into the Dark Side.
4th Dec '16 11:04:54 AM thatother1dude
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* Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', once Korra defeats [[spoiler:[[FusionDance the combined]] Vaatu and Unalaq]], their giant body dissolves into light and even [[spoiler:Unalaq's]] original body doesn't remain ([[spoiler:Vaatu is still alive as he still has CompleteImmortality]]).

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* Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', once Korra defeats [[spoiler:[[FusionDance the combined]] Vaatu and Unalaq]], their giant body dissolves into light and even [[spoiler:Unalaq's]] original body doesn't remain is completely gone ([[spoiler:Vaatu is also gone, but still alive as he still has CompleteImmortality]]).
4th Dec '16 11:03:40 AM thatother1dude
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* Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:once Korra defeats [[FusionDance the combined]] Vaatu and Unalaq, their giant body dissolves into light and even Unalaq's original body doesn't remain (although Vaatu is still alive as he still has CompleteImmortality)]].

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* Similarly, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:once once Korra defeats [[FusionDance [[spoiler:[[FusionDance the combined]] Vaatu and Unalaq, Unalaq]], their giant body dissolves into light and even Unalaq's [[spoiler:Unalaq's]] original body doesn't remain (although Vaatu ([[spoiler:Vaatu is still alive as he still has CompleteImmortality)]].CompleteImmortality]]).
25th Nov '16 11:17:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', there are the [[GratuitousNinja Garo]] {{Ninja}}s, who, seemingly by their own unknown BadassCreed, are required to ensure that they leave no body behind. Common Garo Robes solve this by setting themselves aflame while the more [[{{Badass}} hardcore]] mini-boss, [[KingMook Garo Master]], decides not to take any risks, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill pulls out a bomb]] and blows his failing body to dust.

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** Also, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', there are the [[GratuitousNinja Garo]] {{Ninja}}s, who, seemingly by their own unknown BadassCreed, are required to ensure that they leave no body behind. Common Garo Robes solve this by setting themselves aflame while the more [[{{Badass}} hardcore]] hardcore mini-boss, [[KingMook Garo Master]], decides not to take any risks, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill pulls out a bomb]] and blows his failing body to dust.
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