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25th Jun '16 2:29:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vdg2ytDy0 7th life]] of ''{{Garfield}}: His 9 Lives'' has this during the final shots of a PainfulTransformation (though doesn't reduce the horror considering ''[[TransformationTrauma what is shown]]'' and the overall tension of the segment).

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vdg2ytDy0 7th life]] of ''{{Garfield}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}}: His 9 Lives'' has this during the final shots of a PainfulTransformation (though doesn't reduce the horror considering ''[[TransformationTrauma what is shown]]'' and the overall tension of the segment).



* Done in ''HotWheelsBattleForce5'' when [[spoiler:Krytus impales Zemerik.]]

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* Done in ''HotWheelsBattleForce5'' ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5'' when [[spoiler:Krytus impales Zemerik.]]



* The [[AnimatedAdaptation HBO Series]] of {{Spawn}} uses this trope frequently. One prime example comes from the very first episode, just a couple of minutes in. Spawn bends a mob enforcer's arm back at an impossible angle and makes him [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot himself with his own gun]]. But, perhaps the best example comes from episode 11 (Season 2, Episode 5); after [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown protecting]] [[BerserkButton Wanda]] from one of [[spoiler: Jason Wynn's]] assassins, Spawn finishes the guy off by lifting him into the air with his chains and ''snapping him in half''! While both of these deaths are shown only in shadow, Wanda witnesses the latter firsthand, and is justifiably [[StunnedSilence horrified at the sight]].
* In ''SWATKats'', there's a scene in the episode "The Giant Bacteria" wherein the title critter gobbles up a farmer and a cow. Both times, it's only shown in shadow (and when the farmer gets nommed, there's the added bonus of the creature's body obscuring the shadow).

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* The [[AnimatedAdaptation HBO Series]] of {{Spawn}} WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}} uses this trope frequently. One prime example comes from the very first episode, just a couple of minutes in. Spawn bends a mob enforcer's arm back at an impossible angle and makes him [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot himself with his own gun]]. But, perhaps the best example comes from episode 11 (Season 2, Episode 5); after [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown protecting]] [[BerserkButton Wanda]] from one of [[spoiler: Jason Wynn's]] assassins, Spawn finishes the guy off by lifting him into the air with his chains and ''snapping him in half''! While both of these deaths are shown only in shadow, Wanda witnesses the latter firsthand, and is justifiably [[StunnedSilence horrified at the sight]].
* In ''SWATKats'', ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', there's a scene in the episode "The Giant Bacteria" wherein the title critter gobbles up a farmer and a cow. Both times, it's only shown in shadow (and when the farmer gets nommed, there's the added bonus of the creature's body obscuring the shadow).
11th Mar '16 8:06:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Used in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' during the flashback showing Malik receiving his tattoos. (That sounds less dark than it should--said "tattoos" are actually scars carved in with a white-hot knife and he was ''ten years old at the time.'') The [[{{Macekre}} dub version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} cut the scene entirely.]]

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
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Used in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' during the flashback showing Malik receiving his tattoos. (That sounds less dark than it should--said "tattoos" are actually scars carved in with a white-hot knife and he was ''ten years old at the time.'') The [[{{Macekre}} dub version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} cut the scene entirely.]]


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* At the end of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' [[spoiler:Martha's]] suicide is depicted this way. [[spoiler:Karen]] tries to break open her bedroom door but when she does the camera lingers on her crying, only to pan away to a chair knocked over while a silhouette of [[spoiler:Martha's heels sways in the background]].
21st Feb '16 9:32:29 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'' (1932) has a scene where a jail warden makes an example of an inmate who "didn't give us a good day's work" by taking him to a side room and whipping his bare back. The whipping is shown in shadow on a wall.

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* ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'' (1932) has a scene where a jail warden makes an example of an inmate who "didn't give us a good day's work" by taking him to a side room and whipping his bare back. The whipping is shown in shadow on a wall.
11th Jan '16 2:24:34 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', we get a shadowed shot of Wolverine slicing apart some time-displaced velociraptors, while Spider-Man looks on, cringing. Doubles as a GoryDiscretionShot, as we see the shadow of some blood and guts spraying out, (though everything is clean when they show them in full).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', we get a shadowed shot of Wolverine slicing apart some time-displaced velociraptors, while Spider-Man looks on, cringing. Doubles as a GoryDiscretionShot, as we see the shadow of some blood and guts spraying out, (though everything is clean when they show them in full).
14th Dec '15 10:13:54 PM Greenygal
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* In ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', the Goblin King's transformation from owl to man is rendered in shadow.



* In ''Labyrinth'', the Goblin King's transformation from owl to man is rendered in shadow.
5th Nov '15 12:39:32 PM hamza678
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* ClassicDisneyShorts uses this trope.

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* ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts uses this trope.trope a lot.



* ''ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'': White Pantera and Puma Loco turn into monsters after eating fake Guacamole De Los Angeles and we only see their shadows deforming. It's a couple shots later when Manny and Frida return when we see what they've turned into.

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* ''ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'': ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'': White Pantera and Puma Loco turn into monsters after eating fake Guacamole De Los Angeles and we only see their shadows deforming. It's a couple shots later when Manny and Frida return when we see what they've turned into.
31st Oct '15 5:43:43 PM nombretomado
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* Elsa Maria's barrier in ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' naturally induces this, by making everyone look like silhouettes. Were it not for the effect, the battle against her would be easily [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6V7BO-PALY the most brutal fight]] in the series. This doubles as symbolism for Sayaka's BlackAndWhiteMorality, which is [[BreakTheCutie horribly broken]] over the course of the episode.

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* Elsa Maria's barrier in ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' naturally induces this, by making everyone look like silhouettes. Were it not for the effect, the battle against her would be easily [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6V7BO-PALY the most brutal fight]] in the series. This doubles as symbolism for Sayaka's BlackAndWhiteMorality, which is [[BreakTheCutie horribly broken]] over the course of the episode.
3rd Oct '15 9:23:30 PM Anorgil
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', Hakon beginning the [[LiterallyShatteredLives Wyvern Massacre]] is shown as a shadow cast against the [[FindingJudas Captain's]] horrified face.
26th Aug '15 9:19:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''MoralOrel'': In "Alone", when Agnes Sculptham is listening to Reverend Putty on the radio while remembering [[spoiler:when Mr. Creepler raped her.]] We see her imagining [[spoiler:Creepler climb out of the window and approach her, they hold hands and "become one,"]] but in shadows. [[NightmareFuel She ''enjoys'' this fantasy.]]

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* ''MoralOrel'': ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'': In "Alone", when Agnes Sculptham is listening to Reverend Putty on the radio while remembering [[spoiler:when Mr. Creepler raped her.]] We see her imagining [[spoiler:Creepler climb out of the window and approach her, they hold hands and "become one,"]] but in shadows. [[NightmareFuel She ''enjoys'' this fantasy.]]
3rd Aug '15 7:42:04 AM LadyYuki
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** ''Disney/{{The Great Mouse Detective}}'''s opening scene of Fidget kidnapping Hiram Flavesham in which Fidget fights Hiram, while his daughter Olivia watches in fear and confusion, hidden in the closet. The scene is quite violent, where Fidget is showed great brutality toward Hiram beating and throwing him senselessly over the room, that Hiram's toy shop was left in total chaos like it was struck by a hurricane after the fight was over. In the scene of Ratigan kidnaping the Queen, there is a similar scene, but no shadow play, of two mouse guards outside a glass door, that are beaten and dragged away by two of Ratigan's men in guard clothes-this scene was quicker than previous but also humiliating toward its victims)

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** Shows up a few times in ''Disney/{{The Great Mouse Detective}}'''s Detective}}'', first with the opening scene of Fidget kidnapping Hiram Flavesham in which Fidget fights Hiram, while his daughter Olivia watches in fear and confusion, hidden in the closet. Flaversham. The scene fight itself is quite intense and violent, where Fidget is showed great brutality toward Hiram beating and throwing him senselessly over with the room, that inside of Hiram's toy shop was left in total chaos like it was struck by a hurricane after the fight was over. In the scene of Ratigan kidnaping the Queen, there is a similar scene, completely trashed once it's over, but no shadow play, all we see of two mouse guards outside a glass door, that Hirram and Fidget themselves are beaten and dragged away by two of their shadows being cast over Hiram's daughter Olivia as she watches from a cabinet. A little later, when Ratigan's men in guard clothes-this scene was quicker than previous but also humiliating toward its victims)cat is about to eat one of his henchmen, it cuts away to the shadow of her dangling him over her mouth. Finally, when Ratigan prepares to kidnap the Queen, her guards are dragged away from their stations outside her door and the shadow of the scuffle is shown for a few seconds through the door's window.



* Used in Tim Burton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', to save the bride's lover's [[TheReveal identity]], although it's [[TheUntwist pretty obvious anyway]].



* Used in Tim Burton's ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', to save the bride's lover's [[TheReveal identity]], although it's [[TheUntwist pretty obvious anyway]].
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