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4th Feb '16 6:26:02 AM theNerdytimes
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* Kullervo in ''Literature/TheKalevala'' was The Man They Couldn't Hang. [[RasputinianDeath Or drown. Or burn alive.]]
29th Jan '16 5:36:33 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the war novels by SvenHassel, [[UnreliableNarrator Porta]] tells the story of a sailor who can't be hanged because he virtually has no neck. In the end the hangman goes insane with frustration and demonstrates that his rope works perfectly on himself. The authorities decide to kill the condemned by other means, but fortunately he escapes.
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* In one of the war novels by SvenHassel, Creator/SvenHassel, [[UnreliableNarrator Porta]] tells the story of a sailor who can't be hanged because he virtually has no neck. In the end the hangman goes insane with frustration and demonstrates that his rope works perfectly on himself. The authorities decide to kill the condemned by other means, but fortunately he escapes.
4th Jan '16 7:35:00 AM erforce
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* He doesn't have a scar, but [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] fits this trope by the end of the first film.
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* He doesn't have a scar, but [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]] Sparrow fits this trope by the end of the first film.''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''.
21st Dec '15 12:27:11 PM Vir
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* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' episode, where they are hanged for horse stealing. Ren just blows in the wind, and Stimpy has no neck.
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* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' episode, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', where they are hanged for horse stealing. Ren just blows in the wind, and Stimpy has no neck.
15th Nov '15 4:02:28 PM eroock
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-->--'''Mule Jesse''', in the ''Series/KungFu'' episode "The Nature of Evil"
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-->--'''Mule -->-- '''Mule Jesse''', in the ''Series/KungFu'' episode "The Nature of Evil"
3rd Nov '15 4:41:39 AM demonfiren
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* In 2013 an [[http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/23/iranian-survived-execution-spared-justice-minister Iranian drug smuggler who had been sentenced to death]] was hanged, announced dead and was transferred to the morgue. A few hours later they saw that he was breathing. He made a full recovery and his sentence was reduced because the officials believed his sentence was *technically* carried out.
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* In 2013 an [[http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/23/iranian-survived-execution-spared-justice-minister Iranian drug smuggler who had been sentenced to death]] was hanged, announced dead and was transferred to the morgue. A few hours later they saw that he was breathing. He made a full recovery and his sentence was reduced because the officials believed his sentence was *technically* ''technically'' carried out.
27th Oct '15 7:56:01 PM Xelloss08
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* Sheriff Jon Highfather from ''Literature/TheSixGunTarot'' was hanged three times at the end of the Civil war, none of which worked. He believes that neither that nor anything else can kill him as it's not his time yet.
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* Sheriff Jon Highfather from ''Literature/TheSixGunTarot'' ''Literature/TheGolgothaSeries'' was hanged three times at the end of the Civil war, none of which worked. He believes that neither that nor anything else can kill him as it's not his time yet.
8th Oct '15 4:13:27 AM Gowan
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* The young adult novel ''Newes Of The Dead'', based on a real account of a young woman sentenced to death for killing her child (it was stillborn, but they assumed she did it)who survived.
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* The young adult novel ''Newes Of The Dead'', ''Literature/NewesOfTheDead'', based on a real account of a young woman sentenced to death for killing her child (it was stillborn, but they assumed she did it)who survived.
26th Sep '15 8:08:24 PM Dirtyblue929
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YTPs are not examples.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPP-63XlhkM Then there's Morshu.]]
26th Sep '15 8:02:08 PM Dirtyblue929
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** He eventually got RefittedForTheSequel in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. As the former [[TheDragon Dragon]] to the BigBad, Caesar, he was ''set on fire and thrown into the grand canyon'' in a truly epic example of YouHaveFailedMe. Rumor has it he didn't even scream on the way down. Naturally, his reputation as the ultimate ImplacableMan means there are ''still'' rumours that he's walking around somewhere - though Caesar's ban on speaking his name means he's generally known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Burned Man"]]. [[spoiler:He eventually shows up in the DLC expansion ''Honest Hearts'', where it's revealed that his survival drove him to return to his hometown and become a Born-Again Christian (well, Mormon). Of course, he still has some anger issues from his time as TheDragon...]]
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** He eventually got RefittedForTheSequel RefittedForSequel in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. As the former [[TheDragon Dragon]] to the BigBad, Caesar, he was ''set on fire and thrown into the grand canyon'' in a truly epic example of YouHaveFailedMe. Rumor has it he didn't even scream on the way down. Naturally, his reputation as the ultimate ImplacableMan means there are ''still'' rumours that he's walking around somewhere - though Caesar's ban on speaking his name means he's generally known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Burned Man"]]. [[spoiler:He eventually shows up in the DLC expansion ''Honest Hearts'', where it's revealed that his survival drove him to return to his hometown and become a Born-Again Christian (well, Mormon). Of course, he still has some anger issues from his time as TheDragon...]]
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