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20th Oct '17 6:58:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Clayton's death in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', where he falls out of a tree and is hanged by some vines that had earlier wrapped around his neck.

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* Clayton's death in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', where he falls out of a tree and is hanged by some vines that had earlier wrapped around his neck.
20th Oct '17 6:57:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Clayton's death in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', where he falls out of a tree and is hanged on vines below.

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* Clayton's death in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', where he falls out of a tree and is hanged on by some vines below.
that had earlier wrapped around his neck.
12th Oct '17 1:49:59 PM RedScharlach
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Ofttimes, a villain shall [[DisneyVillainDeath tumble forth]] [[GravityIsAHarshMistress from a high place]], never again to be seen. For many reasons, this allows TheHero to remain [[ThouShaltNotKill virtuous and ethical]]. However, sometimes, this is simply not ''quite'' enough.

Perhaps they can [[SoftWater swim]].

Perhaps one is worried that they'll [[NeverFoundTheBody never find the body]]. They ''definitely'' want him ''[[KilledOffForReal gone]]''.

Or perhaps he's just ''really'' evil, yet [[NotProven no court will find him guilty]].

When one of these annoying problems poses itself, there ''is'' a solution; NooseCatch.

This is when a (character, usually a) villain falls from something rather tall, such as a tree, a cliff, a construction site, or a building, and is stopped by some long, thin, dangling object that happens to wrap around his neck. Vines, chains, ropes, most anything will do.

But no, this doesn't ''just'' [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou stop them from falling]]. It also kills them. Sometimes, their neck just ''[[NeckSnap snaps]]''. Otherwise, they get to hang there, dying, as the ropes ''slowly'' chokes them to death...

This is commonly used as something like an IronicDeath, as you may have avoided being hanged due to a normal trial, due to [[NotProven lack of evidence]] or [[OffOnATechnicality a broken court system]], but you still get to be hanged by "other" means. Fate can truly be a cruel mistress. Similarly, it could be the VigilanteMan taking matters into [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner their own hands]]. Because really, many fatal falls only needed a neatly placed ''push''.

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Ofttimes, Often a villain shall will end up [[DisneyVillainDeath tumble forth]] falling]] [[GravityIsAHarshMistress from a high place]], never again to be seen. For many reasons, this seen again. This generally allows TheHero to remain [[ThouShaltNotKill virtuous and ethical]]. ethical]].

However, sometimes, sometimes this is simply not ''quite'' enough.

enough. Perhaps they the villain can [[SoftWater swim]].

swim]]. Perhaps one the hero is worried that they'll nobody will ever [[NeverFoundTheBody never find the body]]. They ''definitely'' want him ''[[KilledOffForReal gone]]''.

body]] and wants to make sure he's [[KilledOffForReal really gone]]. Or perhaps he's just ''really'' the villain's truly evil, yet [[NotProven no court will find him guilty]].

When one of these annoying problems poses itself, there ''is'' a solution; NooseCatch.

solution: NooseCatch. This is when a (character, character, usually a) villain a villain, falls from something rather very tall, such as a tree, a cliff, a construction site, or a building, and is stopped by some long, thin, dangling object that happens to wrap around his neck. Vines, chains, ropes, most ropes: almost anything will do.

But no, this
do. This doesn't ''just'' [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou stop them from falling]]. It falling]] -- it also kills them. Sometimes, Sometimes their neck just ''[[NeckSnap snaps]]''. [[NeckSnap snaps]]. Otherwise, they get to simply hang there, dying, as the ropes rope ''slowly'' chokes them to death...

This is commonly used as something like an IronicDeath, as you IronicDeath: a villain may have avoided avoid being hanged due to a normal trial, due to [[NotProven lack of evidence]] or [[OffOnATechnicality a broken court system]], by the authorities, but you is still get to be hanged by "other" means. Fate can truly be a cruel mistress. Similarly, it could be the involve a VigilanteMan taking matters into [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner their his own hands]]. Because really, many hands]], because a fatal falls fall only needed requires a neatly placed ''push''.
push.



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* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. One of the BigBad's henchmen had a chain that he used to snare opponents. Near the end of the movie the title character managed to wrap the chain around the henchman's neck. When the henchman fell over a balcony, he ended up being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hanged by his own chain]].
* The CorruptCorporateExecutive in ''Film/TheIsland'' was hanged with his own grappling hook.
* A variation occurs in the Dutch horror movie ''Film/DeLift'' ("The Elevator" later remade as "Down" and "The Shaft"). As the titular homicidal elevator is destroyed and crashes to the bottom of the shaft, the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible for its creation gets entangled in the loose cables and is hanged in the elevator shaft.

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* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''. One of the BigBad's henchmen had has a chain that he used uses to snare opponents. Near the end of the movie the title character managed manages to wrap the chain around the henchman's neck. When the henchman fell falls over a balcony, he ended ends up being [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hanged by his own chain]].
* The CorruptCorporateExecutive in ''Film/TheIsland'' was is hanged with by his own grappling hook.
* A variation occurs in the Dutch horror movie ''Film/DeLift'' ("The Elevator" Elevator", later remade as "Down" and "The Shaft"). As the titular homicidal elevator is destroyed and crashes to the bottom of the shaft, the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible for its creation gets entangled in the loose cables and is hanged in the elevator shaft.



* Bill Sykes in ''Literature/OliverTwist'' accidently hanged himself while trying to escape out a window; the plan was to have the rope under his ''shoulders'', but he got freaked out and fell out with it around his neck. Possibly the UrExample.

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* Bill Sykes in ''Literature/OliverTwist'' accidently hanged accidentally hangs himself while trying to escape out a window; the plan was to have the rope under his ''shoulders'', but he got freaked freaks out and fell falls out with it around his neck. Possibly the UrExample.



* One adaptation of Two-Face (where he was a stage actor called Harvey Apollo) had him die in this fashion after slipping on his own TwoHeadedCoin and falling from the top of a cinema screen.

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* One adaptation version of Two-Face (where he was a stage actor called Harvey Apollo) had him die in this fashion after slipping on his own TwoHeadedCoin and falling from the top of a cinema screen.
30th Sep '17 5:16:13 AM jormis29
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* A variation occurs in the Dutch horror movie ''De Lift'' ("The Elevator" later remade as "Down" and "The Shaft"). As the titular homicidal elevator is destroyed and crashes to the bottom of the shaft, the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible for its creation gets entangled in the loose cables and is hanged in the elevator shaft.

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* A variation occurs in the Dutch horror movie ''De Lift'' ''Film/DeLift'' ("The Elevator" later remade as "Down" and "The Shaft"). As the titular homicidal elevator is destroyed and crashes to the bottom of the shaft, the CorruptCorporateExecutive responsible for its creation gets entangled in the loose cables and is hanged in the elevator shaft.
22nd Jun '17 3:06:10 AM WillyFourEyes
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But no, this doesn't ''just'' [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou stop them from falling]]. It also kills them. Sometimes, their neck just ''snaps''. Otherwise, they get to hang there, dying, as the ropes ''slowly'' chokes them to death...

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But no, this doesn't ''just'' [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou stop them from falling]]. It also kills them. Sometimes, their neck just ''snaps''.''[[NeckSnap snaps]]''. Otherwise, they get to hang there, dying, as the ropes ''slowly'' chokes them to death...
31st Jul '16 2:38:46 PM R1ck
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Otherwise, this can be just as easily used in rather the opposite manner, to show that indeed, this villain certainly ''is'' just that evil. To be hanged is often seen as '''''the. most. justice-filled way to die.''''' While [[OffWithHisHead beheading]] is often used to show that the ''executioner'' is pretty much [[ForTheEvulz sadistically]] [[DrunkWithPower evil]]. But with a nice and proper ''hanging'', it's the ''hangee'' that gets the [[DramaticSpotlight Spotlight]] of [[ObviouslyEvil Evil]]. Thusly, it proves beyond a doubt that this villain got ''exactly'' what he deserved.
1st Oct '15 8:33:25 PM jormis29
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* One adaptation of Two-Face (where he was a stage actor called Harvey Apollo) had him die in this fashion after slipping on his own two-headed coin and falling from the top of a cinema screen.

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* One adaptation of Two-Face (where he was a stage actor called Harvey Apollo) had him die in this fashion after slipping on his own two-headed coin TwoHeadedCoin and falling from the top of a cinema screen.
8th Aug '15 5:17:25 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/HardCandy'', this is what happens to [[spoiler:Jeff, the pedophile photographer. Hayley, his would-be victim, [[DrivenToSuicide makes him jump from the rooftop]] of his house with a noose around is neck tied to the chimney.]]

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* In ''Film/HardCandy'', this is what happens to [[spoiler:Jeff, the pedophile photographer. Hayley, his would-be victim, [[DrivenToSuicide makes him jump from the rooftop]] of his house with a noose around is his neck tied to the chimney.]]
8th Aug '15 5:15:21 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/HardCandy'', this is what happens to [[spoiler:Jeff, the pederast photographer. Hayley, his would-be victim, [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to it]].]]

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* In ''Film/HardCandy'', this is what happens to [[spoiler:Jeff, the pederast pedophile photographer. Hayley, his would-be victim, [[DrivenToSuicide drives makes him jump from the rooftop]] of his house with a noose around is neck tied to it]].the chimney.]]
28th Jun '15 5:00:11 AM eroock
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A SubTrope of DisneyVillainDeath. Compare [or contrast, whichever] NoKillLikeOverKill.

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A SubTrope of DisneyVillainDeath. Compare [or contrast, whichever] NoKillLikeOverKill.
ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.
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