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3rd Feb '16 2:27:37 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' ArcadeGame, knocking enemies dead on the ground turns them into skeletons.
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' ArcadeGame, UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame, knocking enemies dead on the ground turns them into skeletons.
23rd Jan '16 9:23:09 PM nombretomado
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* Happens to [[StrontiumDog Johnny Alpha]] at the end of ''The Final Solution'', though the bones are not exactly bleached white and do collapse into a pile once the monster releases its grasp. However, the recent ''Death And Life Of Johnny Alpha'' has {{retcon}}ned this into something that Feral just said happened.
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* Happens to [[StrontiumDog [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Johnny Alpha]] at the end of ''The Final Solution'', though the bones are not exactly bleached white and do collapse into a pile once the monster releases its grasp. However, the recent ''Death And Life Of Johnny Alpha'' has {{retcon}}ned this into something that Feral just said happened.
7th Jan '16 8:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* A short arc in DC's A''dventure Comics'' has TheSpectre going around punishing criminals with TransformationTrauma. He invokes this trope for one guy.
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* A short arc in DC's A''dventure Comics'' has TheSpectre ComicBook/TheSpectre going around punishing criminals with TransformationTrauma. He invokes this trope for one guy.
26th Dec '15 8:21:40 AM erforce
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* In the second ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film, there are tooth fairies that do this. Although, in this case, it's done specifically so they ''can devour the bones themselves''.
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* In the second ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film, ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', there are tooth fairies that do this. Although, in this case, it's done specifically so they ''can devour the bones themselves''.

* In ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Dark of the Moon]]'', it's shown that Cybertronian weaponry does this to humans. Which makes sense, really, given that they're designed to damage giant, metallic beings; it's no surprise that they'd rip through soft tissue like nothing. Notably, the blast force also blows the skeletons apart, leading to a brief but gruesome shot of a NEST trooper's bones flying through the air as a Decepticon blasts him with his laser rifle.
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* In ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Dark of the Moon]]'', ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', it's shown that Cybertronian weaponry does this to humans. Which makes sense, really, given that they're designed to damage giant, metallic beings; it's no surprise that they'd rip through soft tissue like nothing. Notably, the blast force also blows the skeletons apart, leading to a brief but gruesome shot of a NEST trooper's bones flying through the air as a Decepticon blasts him with his laser rifle.

* ''Film/{{Critters}} 2'' near the climax a man falls and is run over by a Crite Ball. His twitching skeleton is a rare example where it's not picked clean, to dramatic effect ([[http://horrordaily.com/2011/07/11/monster-mondays-krites/ See description and before/after images ... or don't]]).
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* ''Film/{{Critters}} 2'' 2: The Second Course'' near the climax a man falls and is run over by a Crite Ball. His twitching skeleton is a rare example where it's not picked clean, to dramatic effect ([[http://horrordaily.com/2011/07/11/monster-mondays-krites/ See description and before/after images ... or don't]]).

* In ''Film/{{TheMummy1999}}'', the scarab horde reduces one of the workers to a skeleton in a matter of seconds, hardly slowing down while chasing the heroes.
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* In ''Film/{{TheMummy1999}}'', ''Film/TheMummy1999'', the scarab horde reduces one of the workers to a skeleton in a matter of seconds, hardly slowing down while chasing the heroes.
30th Nov '15 8:58:24 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The safety video in ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' has Scratchy being reduced to a skeleton after he violates the no-photography rule and is blasted by a bunch of missiles as a result.
28th Nov '15 5:57:01 PM nombretomado
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* A SecretSix (second version, after the 60's originals but before the anti-villain incarnations)story from the late 80's in Action Comics Weekly (briefly an anthology series) had a corporation set a very corrosive cloud of acid rain over a small town, hoping to sell people protection from this 'new threat' later on. In the opener, the rain begins to fall; two teen girls part ways and try to make it home. One clearly does not. She passes out on the sidewalk, and the next panel shows she has been skeletonized; the next panel shows she is gone entirely, and the plot tells that the whole town was lost, though if everyone met her exact fate is never revealed.
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* A SecretSix ComicBook/SecretSix (second version, after the 60's originals but before the anti-villain incarnations)story from the late 80's in Action Comics Weekly (briefly an anthology series) had a corporation set a very corrosive cloud of acid rain over a small town, hoping to sell people protection from this 'new threat' later on. In the opener, the rain begins to fall; two teen girls part ways and try to make it home. One clearly does not. She passes out on the sidewalk, and the next panel shows she has been skeletonized; the next panel shows she is gone entirely, and the plot tells that the whole town was lost, though if everyone met her exact fate is never revealed.
6th Nov '15 6:07:33 AM IsadorLevi
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* A variation in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is the Pupeteer's Plague, a magical disease that kills your skeleton and makes it undead ''while you're still alive''. The skeleton gets increasing autonomy until it finally tears its way out of the flesh to roam freely.
25th Oct '15 5:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero In Hell]]'', Miranda recounts how her brother had used the Staff of Decay on soldiers, who were reduced first to their skeletons, then to nothing.
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero In Hell]]'', Miranda recounts how her brother had used the Staff of Decay on soldiers, who were reduced first to their skeletons, then to nothing.
17th Sep '15 4:19:20 PM nombretomado
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** During the pre-Zero Hour but Post-CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Legion stories set after the five-year jump and the fall of much of the galactic structure, Dominators and other aliens would often use weapons on the hapless that left nothing but a fried set of bones, most often not intact.
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** During the pre-Zero Hour pre-ComicBook/ZeroHour but Post-CrisisOnInfiniteEarths ComicBook/PostCrisis Legion stories set after the five-year jump and the fall of much of the galactic structure, Dominators and other aliens would often use weapons on the hapless that left nothing but a fried set of bones, most often not intact.
13th Sep '15 4:50:28 PM nombretomado
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** One of Clive Cussler's [[NUMASeries novels]], ''Serpent'', subverts the use of bones/their apparent indestructibility to add a creepiness to the scenery with Dirk Pitt remarking that "Despite the human tendency to want to picture the pilot strapped to their seats, nothing but their clothes and bone, that really by (roughly 50 years) time, the fish made sure there is nothing left".
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** One of Clive Cussler's [[NUMASeries [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures novels]], ''Serpent'', subverts the use of bones/their apparent indestructibility to add a creepiness to the scenery with Dirk Pitt remarking that "Despite the human tendency to want to picture the pilot strapped to their seats, nothing but their clothes and bone, that really by (roughly 50 years) time, the fish made sure there is nothing left".
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