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2nd Aug '17 2:01:27 AM TitaniumDragon
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This is sometimes used to trick the audience or characters into believing that someone is dead who is still alive, as they never found the ''rest'' of the body. Said character may later show up with a prosthesis in the place of the missing body part, or a new outfit or weapon, if all that was found was their mangled accessories.
16th Jul '17 11:13:16 AM john_e
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh John George Haigh]], the Acid Bath Murderer, dissolved his victims in sulphuric acid. All that was found of his last victim was "28 pounds of human body fat, part of a human foot, human gallstones and part of a denture." That was enough to identify her and convict him.
16th Jul '17 11:08:16 AM nombretomado
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* Common for burning tanks, especially when a tank explodes. Occasionally happily subverted, when a crew member managed to escape shortly before the explosion, ended up as an unrecognised wounded in a hospital and was mistakenly reported dead. There was a Soviet WW2 tank commander who had as many as ''five'' empty graves and was still alive by mid-1990s.

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* Common for burning tanks, especially when a tank explodes. Occasionally happily subverted, when a crew member managed to escape shortly before the explosion, ended up as an unrecognised wounded in a hospital and was mistakenly reported dead. There was a Soviet WW2 [=WW2=] tank commander who had as many as ''five'' empty graves and was still alive by mid-1990s.
15th Jul '17 3:48:00 PM CosmicFerret
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* In ''Film/CabinFever'', Marcy is ''annihilated'' by a rabid dog, to the point where the only remains found later are bloodstains and a foot.
8th Jul '17 8:53:15 PM CosmicFerret
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* Played for very ''dark'' laughs in ''Film/LakePlacid'', when Hector and Sheriff Hank find the remains of one of the crocodile's victims:
-->'''Hector:''' (holding up a decayed toe) Is this the man that was killed?
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Hank]]:''' He seemed... taller.
26th Jun '17 10:37:09 AM Caps-luna
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* In 2016 a college graduate intending to take a dip in one of the "hot springs" at Yellowstone park slipped into what turned out to be a highly acidic boiling geyser. By the time recovery workers were able to reach him the next day, there was literally nothing left that could be identified as human.
24th Jun '17 11:46:46 AM Crackalacking
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dragon of the Darkness Flame]] technique '''''DISINTEGRATES''''' [[ArroganeKungFuGuy Zeru]].

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dragon of the Darkness Flame]] technique '''''DISINTEGRATES''''' [[ArroganeKungFuGuy Zeru]].[[spoiler:Zeru]]. All that's left of him is a Hiroshima-esque shadow on the wall.
24th Jun '17 11:43:57 AM Crackalacking
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dragon of the Darkness Flame]] technique '''''DISINTEGRATES''''' [[ArroganeKungFuGuy Zeru]].
9th Jun '17 7:00:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CodeNameHunter'' has an investigator look over a cursed set of drums. The next morning, all that's left is a pile of ash.

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* ''CodeNameHunter'' ''Webcomic/CodeNameHunter'' has an investigator look over a cursed set of drums. The next morning, all that's left is a pile of ash.
11th May '17 1:34:38 AM ironcommando
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* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'', this is the fate of a zombie that gets blown up by a Potato Mine or Primal Potato Mine. Their body instantly vanishes and all that's left is their head dropping to the ground. In the original game, Potato Mines [[NoBodyLeftBehind completely disintegrated the body and all]].

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* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'', this is the fate of a zombie that gets blown up by a Potato Mine or Primal Potato Mine. Their body instantly vanishes and all that's left is their head dropping to the ground. In the original game, Potato Mines [[NoBodyLeftBehind completely disintegrated the body body, head and all]].
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