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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.
9th Oct '16 10:58:10 PM foxley
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* At the very end of ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' it is revealed that [[spoiler:Chisolm has a scar around the base of his neck from where a group of Confederate renegades tried to hang him on Bogue's orders, back in Kansas.]]
9th Oct '16 3:14:15 PM Generality
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* Mat in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series has a scarred neck from a survived hanging, which he carefully conceals. Mat's hanging from the tree of life is another part of his intentional similarity to the Norse god Odin.

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* Mat in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series has a scarred neck from a survived hanging, hanging (because a friend cut him down in time), which he carefully conceals. Mat's hanging from the tree of life is another part of his intentional similarity to the Norse god Odin.
4th Oct '16 1:04:26 PM StrixObscuro
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* Some versions of the story ''Music/StaggerLee'' have the titular villain getting hanged, but "his neck refused to crack".



* On ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', Neddie Seagoon was sentenced to hang by a KangarooCourt but they were forced to relent on realising he hadn't actually got a neck.

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* On ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', Neddie Seagoon was sentenced to hang by a KangarooCourt but they were forced to relent on realising realizing he hadn't actually got a neck.
4th Oct '16 12:50:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Pangloss from ''{{Candide}}'', who survived hanging by the Inqusition. [[CrapsackWorld It's not sure it was for the better]].

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* Pangloss from ''{{Candide}}'', ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', who survived hanging by the Inqusition. [[CrapsackWorld It's not sure it was for the better]].
10th Sep '16 8:14:32 AM Bissek
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** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', the Real Life concept of a sentence being reduced if a hanging is failed is parodied. If the gallows malfunctions in a Fourecksian execution, they let the prisoner go back inside so he doesn't have to stand around in the sun while they fix it. If it takes long enough, they'll even give the prisoner lunch while he's waiting.
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