History Main / SpontaneousHumanCombustion

29th May '18 9:07:08 PM erforce
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* Ambassador Standish in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' bursts into flames when he attempts to shoot Lord Blackwood. [[spoiler: This is intended to be taken as a magical occurrence, displaying the dark powers Blackwood has protecting him from those who oppose him, but in the end a clear, external cause is revealed by Holmes that has nothing at all to do with magic. Standish was rained with oil without knowing (it was genuinely raining at the time) and his gun was sabotaged to create the spark.]]

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* Ambassador Standish in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'' bursts into flames when he attempts to shoot Lord Blackwood. [[spoiler: This is intended to be taken as a magical occurrence, displaying the dark powers Blackwood has protecting him from those who oppose him, but in the end a clear, external cause is revealed by Holmes that has nothing at all to do with magic. Standish was rained with oil without knowing (it was genuinely raining at the time) and his gun was sabotaged to create the spark.]]
2nd Apr '18 4:55:03 AM SeanMurrayI
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A fire or explosion occurs from within a person's body without a direct external cause for ignition, often leaving unburned extremities with a neat cut-off line, and no sign that the person was in any way distressed or pained by being on fire. There's often no warning and not much in the way of an explanation.

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A fire or explosion occurs from within a person's body without a direct external cause for ignition, often leaving unburned extremities with a neat cut-off line, and no sign that the person was in any way distressed or pained by being on fire.ignition. There's often no warning and not much in the way of an explanation.
1st Apr '18 12:47:52 PM Kate
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A fire or explosion occurs from within a person's body without a direct external cause for ignition. There's often no warning and not much in the way of an explanation.

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A fire or explosion occurs from within a person's body without a direct external cause for ignition.ignition, often leaving unburned extremities with a neat cut-off line, and no sign that the person was in any way distressed or pained by being on fire. There's often no warning and not much in the way of an explanation.
14th Mar '18 8:29:33 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' villain Makoto Shishio meets his end this way. The story indicates that after being badly burned, he lost all of his sweat glands and can only fight for limited periods because of danger of overheating. The guy also has a FlamingSword supposedly powered by the fat of people he's killed, which probably contributed to his end. While that detail is also totall pseudoscience, if you go with the assumption that spontaneous human combustion is possible, it's not ''that'' hard to believe it would happen to a guy wrapped in bandages covered in oil.

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' villain Makoto Shishio meets his end this way. The story indicates that after being badly burned, he lost all of his sweat glands and can only fight for limited periods because of danger of overheating. The guy also has a FlamingSword supposedly powered by the fat of people he's killed, which probably contributed to his end. While that detail is also totall total pseudoscience, if you go with the assumption that spontaneous human combustion is possible, it's not ''that'' hard to believe it would happen to a guy wrapped in bandages covered in oil.
13th Mar '18 4:17:02 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' villain Makoto Shishio meets his end this way. The story indicates that after being badly burned, he lost all of his sweat glands and can only fight for limited periods because of danger of overheating. The guy also has a FlamingSword supposedly powered by the fat of people he's killed, which probably contributed to his end. While that detail is also totally pseudoscience, if you go with the assumption that spontaneous human combustion is possible, it's not ''that'' hard to believe it would happen to a guy wrapped in bandages covered in oil.

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' villain Makoto Shishio meets his end this way. The story indicates that after being badly burned, he lost all of his sweat glands and can only fight for limited periods because of danger of overheating. The guy also has a FlamingSword supposedly powered by the fat of people he's killed, which probably contributed to his end. While that detail is also totally totall pseudoscience, if you go with the assumption that spontaneous human combustion is possible, it's not ''that'' hard to believe it would happen to a guy wrapped in bandages covered in oil.
13th Mar '18 4:16:42 AM Smeagol17
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' villain Makoto Shishio meets his end this way. The story indicates that after being badly burned, he lost all of his sweat glands and can only stay in the sun for limited periods. The guy also has a FlamingSword supposedly powered by the fat of people he's killed, which probably contributed to his end. While that detail is also totally pseudoscience, if you go with the assumption that spontaneous human combustion is possible, it's not ''that'' hard to believe it would happen to a guy wrapped in bandages covered in oil.

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' villain Makoto Shishio meets his end this way. The story indicates that after being badly burned, he lost all of his sweat glands and can only stay in the sun fight for limited periods.periods because of danger of overheating. The guy also has a FlamingSword supposedly powered by the fat of people he's killed, which probably contributed to his end. While that detail is also totally pseudoscience, if you go with the assumption that spontaneous human combustion is possible, it's not ''that'' hard to believe it would happen to a guy wrapped in bandages covered in oil.
11th Feb '18 1:39:50 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/KokchakTheNightStalker''. In the episode "Firefall", an evil pyromaniac ghost kills several people by causing them to be instantly incinerated and reduced to ashes.

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* ''Series/KokchakTheNightStalker''.''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''. In the episode "Firefall", an evil pyromaniac ghost kills several people by causing them to be instantly incinerated and reduced to ashes.
11th Feb '18 1:38:22 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/KokchakTheNightStalker''. In the episode "Firefall", an evil pyromaniac ghost kills several people by causing them to be instantly incinerated and reduced to ashes.
22nd Nov '17 6:21:49 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''All-Consuming Fire'' features what appears to be a case of spontaneous human combustion, but ultimately turns out to have been murder-by-pyrokinesis.

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* The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''All-Consuming Fire'' ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresAllConsumingFire All-Consuming Fire]]'' features what appears to be a case of spontaneous human combustion, but ultimately turns out to have been murder-by-pyrokinesis.
10th Nov '17 11:01:04 PM Andygal
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* Interesting variation with Fëanor from Literature/TheSilmarillion whose corpse cremates itself after he gets killed apparently due to his sheer [[HotBlooded hot bloodedness]]. Note that this guy's name means "spirit of fire" in one of Tolkien's [[ConstructedLanguage]]s

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* Interesting variation with Fëanor from Literature/TheSilmarillion whose corpse cremates itself after he gets killed apparently due to his sheer [[HotBlooded hot bloodedness]]. Note that this guy's name means "spirit of fire" in one of Tolkien's [[ConstructedLanguage]]s{{Constructed language}}s
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