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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]].
28th Jul '15 10:47:10 AM Ambaryerno
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** Spoofed outright during the fight between Robin and Rottingham at the end of the movie: At one point all we see of the duel is their shadows cast against a wall. They both then move their swords to their off-hands and continue the fight with ''shadow puppets''.
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