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13th Feb '17 1:55:47 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': {{Zigzagged}} with Beric Dondarrion, who actually died but was resurrected later.
9th Feb '17 2:19:11 AM jamespolk
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%%* In ''Film/BendOfTheRiver'', '''Creator/JamesStewart''', of all people, is one of these.

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%%* * In ''Film/BendOfTheRiver'', '''Creator/JamesStewart''', of all people, is one of these.these. References are made throughout the film to his past as a "border raider" during the Missouri-Kansas violence before UsefulNotes/TheAnericanCivilWar. At the end of the movie he's revealed to have somehow survived a hanging, with an ugly scar on his neck as the proof.
10th Jan '17 6:54:18 PM jormis29
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* The protagonist of RedNinjaEndOfHonor, Kurenai, is hanged by her neck using ''iron wire'' with her hands tied behind her back, but her small stature combined with watching her father getting killed right in front of her gives her enough HeroicWillpower to survive.

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* The protagonist of RedNinjaEndOfHonor, ''VideoGame/RedNinjaEndOfHonor'', Kurenai, is hanged by her neck using ''iron wire'' with her hands tied behind her back, but her small stature combined with watching her father getting killed right in front of her gives her enough HeroicWillpower to survive.
22nd Dec '16 8:18:11 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* Will Purvis was sentenced to be hanged in 1894 for the murder of a man named Will Buckley, but survived when the noose came undone as the gallows' trapdoor opened. A further attempt was thwarted by threats of a riot and, days before a second scheduled hanging could occur, Purvis was broken out of jail. Eventually returning to prison for a life sentence and being released two years later, he was officially exonerated in 1917 by the deathbed confession of Joseph Beard, who had witnessed the actual killing (Beard himself was supposed to shoot Buckley's two companions, but had panicked and failed to do so).
9th Dec '16 4:49:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* One tale tells of a [[{{Pirate}} buccaneer]] [[{{Badass}} who was hanged, scared the crowd away by yelling at them, chewed through the rope, and escaped]].

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* One tale tells of a [[{{Pirate}} buccaneer]] [[{{Badass}} who was hanged, scared the crowd away by yelling at them, chewed through the rope, and escaped]].escaped.
2nd Dec '16 5:02:44 PM IJVin
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* Ygor from ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'', the character who gave his name to TheIgor, was hanged for his part in [[GraveRobbing providing bodies for Dr. Frankenstein]]. He died from the ordeal and received his trademark broken neck in the process, but came back to life as a sort-of undead.

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* Ygor from ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' and ''Film/TheGhostOfFrankenstein'', the character who gave his name to TheIgor, was hanged for his part in [[GraveRobbing providing bodies for Dr. Frankenstein]]. He died from the ordeal and received his trademark broken neck in the process, process and was pronounced dead from the ordeal, but came back to life as a sort-of undead.didn't actually die. This doesn't stop him from saying he had died.
30th Nov '16 2:26:29 AM Morgenthaler
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If he survived [[RuleOfThree three attempts]], a sporting (or superstitious) executioner may have let him go. Probably because it's best to keep on the good side of a {{Badass}} like that.

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If he survived [[RuleOfThree three attempts]], a sporting (or superstitious) executioner may have let him go. Probably because it's best to keep on the good side of a {{Badass}} badass like that.
1st Nov '16 1:21:46 PM narm00
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' once crashed on Earth and group of alien-hating villagers decided the best way to kill him is by hanging. Three days pass before they realize he is still alive, [[spoiler: after every person who wronged him met KarmicDeath]].

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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' once crashed on Earth and a group of alien-hating villagers decided the best way to kill him is was by hanging. Three days pass passed before they realize realized he is was still alive, [[spoiler: after every person who wronged him met KarmicDeath]].



* Played with in ''ComicBook/AstroCity''. The supernatural hero The Hanged Man is a spectre with a burlap sack on his head and the remnants of a hangman's noose around his neck, and is implied to be the victim of a hanging several centuries ago. Whether or not he currently counts as alive is another matter...

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* Played with in ''ComicBook/AstroCity''. The supernatural hero The the Hanged Man is a spectre with a burlap sack on his head and the remnants of a hangman's noose around his neck, and is implied to be the victim of a hanging several centuries ago. Whether or not he currently counts as alive is another matter...matter. [[spoiler:It turns out the implication's at least partially true - while the Hanged Man's true nature remains a mystery, he needs a willing host to serve as his physical body, and seeks out a new host if his current body's destroyed. On at least one occasion, his host was a criminal being hanged who accepted the Hanged Man's offer of redemption.]]
27th Oct '16 1:27:20 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', when Ange is sentenced to a hanging, because they want her to suffer, they drop her from a height short enough that her neck doesn't break, and watch her choke. She survives long enough for Tusk to rescue her.
19th Oct '16 3:46:46 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* This was also the case in Britain, and happened to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_%22Babbacombe%22_Lee John "Babbacome" Lee]] in 1884. Given a life sentence, he was eventually released in 1907, when the Home Secretary was persuaded that the case against him had not been conclusive.

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* This was also the case in The {{trope namer|s}} is an example from Britain, and happened to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_%22Babbacombe%22_Lee org/wiki/John_Babbacombe_Lee John "Babbacome" Lee]] Lee]]. He was sentenced to hang for allegedly murdering his old employer in 1884. 1885. He is quoted as having said God would not allow him to be hanged; his words were to prove prophetic. All three times they tried to hang him, the trapdoor mechanism would inexplicably jam, even though it worked perfectly when he wasn't standing over it. Why this happened is anyone's guess. Given a life sentence, sentence instead, he was eventually released in 1907, when the Home Secretary was persuaded that the case "evidence" against him had not been conclusive.was circumstantial and all-around rather shoddy.
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