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26th Jan '18 11:53:47 PM mattthelurker
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* In ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', Cesare knifes Allan to death, completely in shadow. This has got to be the first ever use in a movie.

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* In Possibly the first ever use in film, or at least a very early one, appears in ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', Cesare knifes Allan where Alan is stabbed to death, completely in shadow. This has got The following plot seems to be point toward [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Cesare]] being responsible, but TheReveal implies that [[TheKillerInMe Alan's friend Francis]] did the first ever use in a movie.deed.
27th Dec '17 6:18:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in the opening of the ''Film/TheCrazies'' (1973). What appears to be the shadow of a man about to murder an innocent little girl turns out to be her father, driven insane and madly hacking at the furniture with an axe.

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* Played with in the opening of the ''Film/TheCrazies'' (1973).''Film/TheCrazies1973''. What appears to be the shadow of a man about to murder an innocent little girl turns out to be her father, driven insane and madly hacking at the furniture with an axe.
18th Nov '17 3:24:47 PM Angeldeb82
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* Earlier promos and previous trailers of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' had [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] threaten to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate Cuphead and his brother Mugman]] when he set out to claim their souls after winning the game (WordOfGod even says that [[https://kotaku.com/cuphead-developers-talk-cut-bosses-and-whats-in-the-cup-1820126327 they have their immortal souls inside their cups-for-heads]], which may be the reason why the Devil wants their heads so badly). The shadows on the wall show him making a cutthroat motion on their necks to drive home the point of this threat.

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* Earlier promos and previous trailers of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' had [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] threaten to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate Cuphead and his brother Mugman]] when he set out to claim their souls after winning the game (WordOfGod even says that [[https://kotaku.com/cuphead-developers-talk-cut-bosses-and-whats-in-the-cup-1820126327 they have their immortal souls inside their cups-for-heads]], cups-for-heads as their lifeblood]], which may be the reason why the Devil wants their heads so badly). The shadows on the wall show him making a cutthroat motion on their necks to drive home the point of this threat.
18th Nov '17 3:23:23 PM Angeldeb82
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** Used 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.]]
** A ShadowDiscretionShot of Pegasus gaining the Millennium Eye, complete with his [[EyeScream screams of agony]], however, was not cut from the dub, though the blood was removed when we looked back at his face.

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** Used 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}} The dub version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} cut the scene entirely.]]
** A ShadowDiscretionShot Shadow Discretion Shot of Pegasus gaining the Millennium Eye, complete with his [[EyeScream screams of agony]], however, was not cut from the dub, though the blood was removed when we looked back at his face.



* [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] does this to Patty in the first episode of ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', using a theatre backdrop while taking on the demons trying to kill her.

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* [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] Franchise/{{D|evilMayCry}}ante does this to Patty in the first episode of ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', using a theatre backdrop while taking on the demons trying to kill her.



** This scene is also notable because, despite its {{Bowdlerisation}} via Japanese conventions of ShadowDiscretionShot and GoryDiscretionShot, the scene ''was still {{Bowdlerised}} in its entirely from both international releases for Playstation and all releases for Windows'' (which were only released in Europe and Asia--yes, including Japan, whose Windows port of ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' had all of the international versions' censorship).

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** This scene is also notable because, despite its {{Bowdlerisation}} {{Bowdleris|e}}ation via Japanese conventions of ShadowDiscretionShot Shadow Discretion Shot and GoryDiscretionShot, the scene ''was still {{Bowdlerised}} {{Bowdlerise}}d in its entirely from both international releases for Playstation [=PlayStation=] and all releases for Windows'' (which were only released in Europe and Asia--yes, including Japan, whose Windows port of ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' had all of the international versions' censorship).


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* Earlier promos and previous trailers of ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' had [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] threaten to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate Cuphead and his brother Mugman]] when he set out to claim their souls after winning the game (WordOfGod even says that [[https://kotaku.com/cuphead-developers-talk-cut-bosses-and-whats-in-the-cup-1820126327 they have their immortal souls inside their cups-for-heads]], which may be the reason why the Devil wants their heads so badly). The shadows on the wall show him making a cutthroat motion on their necks to drive home the point of this threat.
24th Sep '17 3:21:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Blip}}'', [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] did this until he [[TheReveal was revealed]]. Turns out that he's {{Bishonen}}. In the strip before Hester met him, Atlantes (and his snake) had discretion shots.

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* In ''{{Blip}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] did this until he [[TheReveal was revealed]]. Turns out that he's {{Bishonen}}. In the strip before Hester met him, Atlantes (and his snake) had discretion shots.
18th Jun '17 9:18:32 PM jormis29
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''. the scene where [[spoiler: Edwina is beheaded]] was originally. However, Nick Park cut the shot of the axe coming down, and only the axe being raised, making it a SoundOnlyDeath.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''. the scene where [[spoiler: Edwina is beheaded]] was originally. However, Nick Park Creator/NickPark cut the shot of the axe coming down, and only the axe being raised, making it a SoundOnlyDeath.
28th May '17 2:36:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the video for the ''{{Vocaloid}}'' song ''Circle You, Circle You,'' this trope comes into play when some scientists cut off a little girl's head.

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* In the video for the ''{{Vocaloid}}'' ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' song ''Circle You, Circle You,'' this trope comes into play when some scientists cut off a little girl's head.
17th Apr '17 5:59:01 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': Parodied in "Little Gift Shop of Horrors". During the "Clay Day" segment, the characters watch [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome a fierce off-screen battle]] between Claymation monsters while talking about how [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall stop-motion is really expensive and time-consuming]]. All the audience sees is the traditionally-animated shadows of the fighting monsters.
4th Apr '17 12:51:35 PM eroock
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** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': In the final battle between Tarzan and Clayton, the latter is more interested in killing Tarzan with a machete than paying attention to the vines and their fall from the treetops, despite Tarzan's efforts to warn him. Tarzan lands safely on the ground and looks away. Then there's a [[LightningReveal lightning flash]] and the audience gets to see, rendered in shadow, that Clayton accidentally hanged himself on the vines. Though it just may be a blink and you'll miss it sort of deal. The shadow itself appears for only a brief second right on a tree in a dark background, and you'll more likely to be focused on Tarzan himself rather than the background where the shadow appears.

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** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': In the final battle between Tarzan and Clayton, the latter is more interested in killing Tarzan with a machete than paying attention to the vines and their fall from the treetops, despite Tarzan's efforts to warn him. Tarzan lands safely on the ground and looks away. Then there's a [[LightningReveal lightning flash]] and the audience gets to see, rendered in shadow, that Clayton accidentally [[NooseCatch hanged himself on the vines.vines]]. Though it just may be a blink and you'll miss it sort of deal. The shadow itself appears for only a brief second right on a tree in a dark background, and you'll more likely to be focused on Tarzan himself rather than the background where the shadow appears.
4th Apr '17 12:46:20 PM eroock
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** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': In the final battle between Tarzan and Clayton, the latter is more interested in killing Tarzan with a machete than paying attention to the vines and their fall from the treetops, despite Tarzan's efforts to warn him. Tarzan lands safely on the ground and looks away. Then there's a lightning flash and the audience gets to see, rendered in shadow, that Clayton accidentally hanged himself on the vines.\\
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Though it just may be a blink and you'll miss it sort of deal. The shadow itself appears for only a brief second right on a tree in a dark background, and you'll more likely to be focused on Tarzan himself rather than the background where the shadow appears.

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** ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'': In the final battle between Tarzan and Clayton, the latter is more interested in killing Tarzan with a machete than paying attention to the vines and their fall from the treetops, despite Tarzan's efforts to warn him. Tarzan lands safely on the ground and looks away. Then there's a [[LightningReveal lightning flash flash]] and the audience gets to see, rendered in shadow, that Clayton accidentally hanged himself on the vines.\\
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vines. Though it just may be a blink and you'll miss it sort of deal. The shadow itself appears for only a brief second right on a tree in a dark background, and you'll more likely to be focused on Tarzan himself rather than the background where the shadow appears.
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