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11th Dec '17 6:29:23 PM SilverHammed
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* [[spoiler:Pyrrha Nikos]] in ''{{RWBY}}'' [[spoiler:sends her partner and crush Jaune Arc away and goes to fight the series' villain, Cinder Fall, but her motivations for doing so come off as incredibly confused and contrived to many. After she is defeated by Cinder, she's burned into ashes for no real reason other than to emotionally devastate Ruby and activate the special powers of her eyes, which comes off as an odd move considering the fact that Ruby and Pyrrha barely ever interacted over the 30 plus episodes of the series so the viewers are forced to imagine they were good friends and we simply never saw them act as such onscreen, but it's made even more egregious by the fact Ruby's eyes did not shine even a little bit upon seeing her friend Penny die or seeing that her sister's arm had been cut off. What makes it worse is how her death was also clearly done to affect Jaune, a character who was already a BaseBreaker to many and to some was flat out TheScrappy, to give him motivation and angst in the coming volumes. It's not helped by the fact that some have pointed out that the season's ending would have been nearly the same had Pyrrha survived and Ruby's eyes were shining as a result of seeing her friend in mortal peril, and most of Volume 4 would have too with only a few differences in the over all story, so some feel as though her death was done simply for shock value and the sake of killing off another character, not helped by the fact that many have commented that her death came off as being needlessly cruel. The fact that in Volume 4, Jaune and Ruby are the only ones who seem affected by her death while Ren and Nora, her other teammates, only bring her up once and very subtly at that, not even mentioning her name, doesn't help matters either. What makes this worse is the fact that after [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter Pyrrha had spent most of Volumes 1 and 2 being an ignored love interest, mentor, and a slight satellite character to Jaune, she had just started to truly be fleshed out as a character just a handful of episodes prior to being killed off, making it feel like her character arc was cut abruptly short by her death.]] While her body is never put on display, the affect and outcome essentially the bill for this trope, considering the impact it had on Ruby. The death was and remains incredibly controversial and many were angered by it and many who were critical of the scene have pointed out that her death feels very much like this trope in action. It even got to the point of causing arguments on various sites on whether it was an example of this trope or not, including EditWars on ThisVeryWiki.]]

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* [[spoiler:Pyrrha Nikos]] in ''{{RWBY}}'' ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' [[spoiler:sends her partner and crush Jaune Arc away and goes to fight the series' villain, Cinder Fall, but her motivations for doing so come off as incredibly confused and contrived to many. After she is defeated by Cinder, she's burned into ashes for no real reason other than to emotionally devastate Ruby and activate the special powers of her eyes, which comes off as an odd move considering the fact that Ruby and Pyrrha barely ever interacted over the 30 plus episodes of the series so the viewers are forced to imagine they were good friends and we simply never saw them act as such onscreen, but it's made even more egregious by the fact Ruby's eyes did not shine even a little bit upon seeing her friend Penny die or seeing that her sister's arm had been cut off. What makes it worse is how her death was also clearly done to affect Jaune, a character who was already a BaseBreaker to many and to some was flat out TheScrappy, to give him motivation and angst in the coming volumes. It's not helped by the fact that some have pointed out that the season's ending would have been nearly the same had Pyrrha survived and Ruby's eyes were shining as a result of seeing her friend in mortal peril, and most of Volume 4 would have too with only a few differences in the over all story, so some feel as though her death was done simply for shock value and the sake of killing off another character, not helped by the fact that many have commented that her death came off as being needlessly cruel. The fact that in Volume 4, Jaune and Ruby are the only ones who seem affected by her death while Ren and Nora, her other teammates, only bring her up once and very subtly at that, not even mentioning her name, doesn't help matters either. What makes this worse is the fact that after [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter Pyrrha had spent most of Volumes 1 and 2 being an ignored love interest, mentor, and a slight satellite character to Jaune, she had just started to truly be fleshed out as a character just a handful of episodes prior to being killed off, making it feel like her character arc was cut abruptly short by her death.]] While her body is never put on display, the affect and outcome essentially the bill for this trope, considering the impact it had on Ruby. The death was and remains incredibly controversial and many were angered by it and many who were critical of the scene have pointed out that her death feels very much like this trope in action. It even got to the point of causing arguments on various sites on whether it was an example of this trope or not, including EditWars on ThisVeryWiki.]]
8th Dec '17 9:34:51 PM TaciturnChemist
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** One lampshade hanging involves Gamzee keeping the bodies of [[spoiler:Vriska and Tavros]] stuffed inside Jane's fridge. He then [[CrossesTheLineTwice uses the bodies to prototype her sprite]], which brings them back [[CameBackWrong horribly wrong]].

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** One lampshade hanging involves Gamzee keeping the bodies of [[spoiler:Vriska and Tavros]] stuffed inside Jane's fridge. He then [[CrossesTheLineTwice uses the bodies to prototype her sprite]], which brings them back [[CameBackWrong horribly wrong]]. [[spoiler:Gamzee himself then ends up literally stuffed in a fridge (though alive) for years during [[FinalBattle Collide]].]]
7th Dec '17 5:07:23 PM nombretomado
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* The death of Hildi towards the end of ''DeadToRights''. Stuffed through a window, to be precise. In fact, this happens with [[CartwrightCurse nearly every female character Jack encounters]], save for one in the ''Retribution'' reboot.

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* The death of Hildi towards the end of ''DeadToRights''.''VideoGame/DeadToRights''. Stuffed through a window, to be precise. In fact, this happens with [[CartwrightCurse nearly every female character Jack encounters]], save for one in the ''Retribution'' reboot.
17th Nov '17 5:30:20 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* Something like this occurred in ''Film/ThreeHundred'', in which the main heroes discover a village pinned to a tree (or possibly ''nailed together in the shape of a tree'') due to the ruthless and barbaric nature of the opposing army.

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* Something like this occurred in ''Film/ThreeHundred'', in which the main heroes discover a village pinned to a tree (or possibly ''nailed together in the shape of a tree'') due to the ruthless and barbaric nature of the opposing army. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome The Spartans return the favor.]]
22nd Oct '17 7:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* The traditional folk song and [[ChildBallads child ballad]] "Lamkin" or Long Lankin" proves that this trope is OlderThanSteam.

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* The traditional folk song and [[ChildBallads [[Literature/ChildBallads child ballad]] "Lamkin" or Long Lankin" proves that this trope is OlderThanSteam.
21st Oct '17 6:11:35 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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* Mao in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' attempts a ''layered'' version of this -- he goes after Shirley and Nunnally to get at Lelouch, and he's only going after Lelouch to get at C.C. (making it an example of going after a male character to get at a female character). Subverted in that he fails on all accounts, but his mind-reading powers end up revealing a rather intense secret about a ''different'' character Lelouch cares for a lot (also male), making it a lot more emotionally resonant.

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* Mao in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' attempts a ''layered'' version of this -- he goes after Shirley and Nunnally to get at Lelouch, and he's only going after Lelouch to get at C.C. (making it an example of going after a male character to get at a female character). Subverted in that he fails on all accounts, but his mind-reading powers end up revealing a rather intense secret about a ''different'' character Lelouch cares for a lot (also male), making it a lot more emotionally resonant.
18th Oct '17 6:37:53 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/HowardChaykin in ''[[Radio/TheShadow The Shadow, Blood and Judgment]]'' begins by having the Shadow called out of retirement when his old friends are murdered one by one in lovingly detailed gruesome fashion -- Mr. Marsland is dismembered and stuffed into a water cooler, Shrevvie gets his head blown off, etc. Granted that ''The Shadow'' included sadistic elements back in the old pulp magazine days, Chaykin, as Creator/HarlanEllison points out, really enjoys jamming .45s into the mouths of terrified women, and when called out on this and other over-the-top elements in an interview, Chaykin revealed that he was [[TrollingCreator trolling the fans]], didn't give a shit about them [[CreatorBacklash or The Shadow]], and had only done it [[MoneyDearBoy for the money]].

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* Creator/HowardChaykin in ''[[Radio/TheShadow The Shadow, Blood and Judgment]]'' begins by having the Shadow called out of retirement when his old friends are murdered one by one in lovingly detailed gruesome fashion -- Mr. Marsland is dismembered and stuffed into a water cooler, Shrevvie gets his head blown off, etc. Granted that ''The Shadow'' included sadistic elements back in the old pulp magazine days, Chaykin, as Creator/HarlanEllison points out, really enjoys jamming .45s into the mouths of terrified women, and when called out on this and other over-the-top elements in [[http://www.cbr.com/howard-chaykin-on-the-art-of-the-shadow/ an interview, interview]], Chaykin revealed that he was [[TrollingCreator trolling the fans]], fans]],[[note]]He literally said, "I certainly feel the pain of the people who were offended by the material, but fuck 'em."[[/note]] didn't give a shit about them [[CreatorBacklash or The Shadow]], and had only done it [[MoneyDearBoy for the money]].
14th Oct '17 9:05:10 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Toward the end game of ''VideoGame/DuckSeason'', [[spoiler:the dog from the game stabs the boy's mother to death, with her body and blood on display behind him in the kitchen]]. This is used to goad the boy into [[spoiler:fighting the dog itself in the game]].
29th Sep '17 3:04:18 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Franchise/SaintsRow''
** Several examples in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''. Firstly, your friend [[spoiler: Carlos Lo]] is tied to a car and dragged across the streets at high speeds by the Brotherhood after the first two missions to punish you. The Boss, being the VillainProtagonist that they are, responds in kind by [[spoiler: arranging the murder of Brotherhood’s leader girlfriend, Jessica.]] in a similarly gruesome way.
-->'''The Boss:''' ya know up until this point we've been toying with Maero...[[spoiler:kill his bitch here]]... steal his money there.
** [[spoiler:Aisha's]] death is done purely to motivate Johnny Gat and the Boss to take down the Ronin, along with starting the latter's SanitySlippage. This is further emphasized in the [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird third]] and [[VideoGame/SaintsRowIV fourth]] games by the Boss and [[spoiler:Her/His EvilTwin]].
** In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', Killbane decides to kill one of his old boss' secretaries, and then ''politely invites her sister to Murderbrawl while she's grieving over the body''!
** Five years later in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', Zinyak blows up [[spoiler:EARTH]]. Just to insult everyone who was 'accepted' into becoming mind-slaves. Also, Johnny is forced to watch a simulation of his wife getting 'stuffed' over and over. For five years.

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* ''Franchise/SaintsRow''
''VideoGame/SaintsRow''
** Several examples in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''. Firstly, your friend [[spoiler: Carlos Lo]] Mendoza]] is tied to a car and dragged across the streets at high speeds by the Brotherhood after the first two three missions to punish you. The Boss, being the VillainProtagonist that they are, responds in kind by [[spoiler: arranging [[spoiler:arranging the murder of Brotherhood’s leader girlfriend, Jessica.]] Jessica]] in a similarly gruesome way.
way - [[spoiler:locking her in the trunk of her own car, then leaving it to be crushed by Maero in a monster truck rally he's taking part in]].
-->'''The Boss:''' ya know Ya know, up until this point we've been toying with Maero...[[spoiler:kill his bitch here]]... steal his money there.
there. But I'm through playing.
** [[spoiler:Aisha's]] death is done purely to motivate Johnny Gat and the Boss to take down the Ronin, along with starting the latter's SanitySlippage. This is further emphasized in the [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird third]] and [[VideoGame/SaintsRowIV fourth]] games by the Boss and [[spoiler:Her/His [[spoiler:their EvilTwin]].
** In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', ''The Third'', Killbane decides to kill one of his old boss' secretaries, and then ''politely invites her sister to Murderbrawl while she's grieving over the body''!
body'' to cheer her up. Not surprisingly, the surviving sister almost immediately starts [[TheMole feeding you information]] before ultimately defecting.
** Five years later in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', Zinyak blows up [[spoiler:EARTH]].[[spoiler:the entire planet]]. Just to insult everyone who was 'accepted' into becoming mind-slaves. Also, Johnny is forced to watch a simulation of his sort-of wife getting 'stuffed' over and over. For five years.
21st Sep '17 11:20:12 AM CuppaLLX
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** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'': Subverted: The Entrance to Build's base is hidden inside a mini fridge and anyone who enters or leaves said base has to enter the fridge.
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