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19th Jul '17 12:43:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* Guess what the mob on the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=159321 Angry Mob]]" are wielding?
** Double bonus, the card artwork is a stylized recreation of a scene from the original ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
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Guess what the members of the mob on the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=159321 Angry Mob]]" are wielding?
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wielding? For a double bonus, the card artwork is a stylized recreation of a scene from the original ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.



** This is the defining trait of the [[HiddenElfVillage rabidly xenophobic]] {{Hive Mind}}ed [[{{Hobbits}} kithkin]] (pictured above on the card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=158695 Kithkin Rabble]]) in ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''Shadowmoor'' setting.
* And not only that, but there's a "non-collectable" card game by the name of... You guessed it, ''Torches and Pitchforks'', by Green Ronin Publishing. The object? "Your townsfolk have suffered attacks for years but they're not going to take it anymore. Those creepy monsters have haunted the moors long enough and now it's time for you and your mob to do something about it! Arm your townsfolk, fight off the monsters, and don't let those other mobs steal any of your glory."

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** This is the defining trait of the [[HiddenElfVillage rabidly xenophobic]] {{Hive Mind}}ed [[{{Hobbits}} kithkin]] (pictured above on the card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=158695 Kithkin Rabble]]) in ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''MTG'''s ''Shadowmoor'' setting.
* And not only that, but there's There's a "non-collectable" non-collectable card game by the name of... You you guessed it, ''Torches and Pitchforks'', by Green Ronin Publishing. The object? "Your townsfolk have suffered attacks for years but they're not going to take it anymore. Those creepy monsters have haunted the moors long enough and now it's time for you and your mob to do something about it! Arm your townsfolk, fight off the monsters, and don't let those other mobs steal any of your glory."



* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' several times; in one, the mob is storming the castle, and one man looks down at his torch, which has gone out, to regret buying it from a discount "Torches And Pitchforks Store".
* Parodied again in ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', "The Tell-Tale Tail", when a group of torch-bearing Scotsmen arrive at the castle where Max is attempting to reanimate his severed tail (don't ask):

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* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' several times; in one, one strip, the mob is storming the castle, and one man looks down at his torch, which has gone out, to regret buying it from a discount "Torches And and Pitchforks Store".
* Parodied again in ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', ''ComicStrip/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' in "The Tell-Tale Tail", when a group of torch-bearing Scotsmen arrive at the castle where Max is attempting to reanimate his severed tail (don't ask):
18th Jul '17 10:01:28 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you get to lead an angry torch-wielding mob to a vampire's lair in the sidequest "Laid to Rest"... then the mob (of about five people) chickens out and [[AllUpToYou asks you to go in first]]. With the exception of Thonnir, who had lost his wife to the vampire and is eager to has his vengeance on the monster.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you series' lore, this is a common reaction by the locals should they find some sort of monster or deviant in their midst. Common targets include [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], [[{{Necromancy}} necromancers]], [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedra]] worshipers, and many others.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', ''you''
get to lead an angry torch-wielding mob to a vampire's lair in the sidequest "Laid to Rest"... then the mob (of about five people) chickens out and [[AllUpToYou asks you to go in first]]. With the The sole exception of is Thonnir, who had lost his wife to the vampire and is eager to has take his vengeance on the monster.
10th Jul '17 1:25:13 PM ajbit26
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** Somewhat implied on ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', since they do this to nearly everyone that comes to their doorway.

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** * Somewhat implied on ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', since they do this to nearly everyone that comes to their doorway.



* Parodied in the first part of a two part episode in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. During a heat wave, the family force Al to buy them a new air conditioner. He buys a clunky Russian one which blows out the power over the neighborhood when turned on high. While the family observes the blackout, Al comments [[TemptingFate that at least no one knows they're responsible]]. Right on cue, the neighborhood instantly accuse the Bundys and come storming at their door.

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* Parodied in the first part of a two part episode in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. During a heat wave, the family force Al to buy them a new air conditioner. He buys a clunky Russian German one which blows out the power over the neighborhood when turned on high. While the family observes the blackout, Al comments [[TemptingFate that at least no one knows they're responsible]]. Right on cue, the neighborhood instantly accuse the Bundys and come storming at their door.
26th Jun '17 4:54:55 PM CyberTiger88
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The standard equipment for any angry mob on a WitchHunt. The mob may be going after a [[BurnTheWitch witch]], an [[EvilSorcerer evil wizard]], a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], a MadScientist, a [[HeteronormativeCrusader "perverted" person]], or any other unpopular local figure. If the mob is after the villain, he most probably ends up being [[ShamedByAMob shamed by the mob]]. If they're coming after the good guys for one reason or another (like if our heroes are hiding a ReluctantMonster), their best defense is ShamingTheMob or an obstacle that will force them to go one by one, raising the question of WhoWillBellTheCat

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The standard equipment for any angry mob on a WitchHunt. The mob may be going after a [[BurnTheWitch witch]], an [[EvilSorcerer evil wizard]], a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], a MadScientist, a [[HeteronormativeCrusader "perverted" person]], or any other unpopular local figure. If the mob is after the villain, he most probably ends up being [[ShamedByAMob shamed by the mob]]. If they're coming after the good guys for one reason or another (like if our heroes are hiding a ReluctantMonster), their best defense is ShamingTheMob or an obstacle that will force them to go one by one, raising the question of WhoWillBellTheCat
of, "WhoWillBellTheCat"
1st Jun '17 7:33:36 PM nombretomado
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* Moiraine in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' talks down one of these mobs, after she saved their village from trollocs, healed their wounded. It helps that the mayor is on her side and has a lot of authority in the town.

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* Moiraine in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' talks down one of these mobs, after she saved their village from trollocs, healed their wounded. It helps that the mayor is on her side and has a lot of authority in the town.
13th May '17 2:44:06 AM Maplewood
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* The Ukrainian mobs in ''Film/{{Volhynia}'' use these, among other tools, to massacre Poles. TruthInTelevision.

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* The Ukrainian mobs in ''Film/{{Volhynia}'' ''Film/{{Volhynia}}'' use these, among other tools, to massacre Poles. TruthInTelevision.
13th May '17 2:43:40 AM Maplewood
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* The Ukrainian mobs in ''Film/{{Volhynia}'' use these, among other tools, to massacre Poles. TruthInTelevision.
26th Apr '17 3:04:34 PM ngh93
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* Used a couple times on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. On the episode "Sing a Song of Patrick", an angry mob went after SpongeBob and Patrick, and passed a torches stand ([[RuleOfFunny yes, they burn, and yes, they're still underwater]]), a pitchforks stand, and a... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cotton candy stand]]. After all, as the man said, "You can't go riot without cotton candy!" On another episode, Spongebob and Sandy were at the movies, and Spongebob's wig blocked the screen. Spongebob made the mistake of saying [[TemptingFate there was no need to start a riot]], and so they did...

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* Used a couple times on ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. On the episode "Sing a Song of Patrick", an angry mob went after SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, and passed a torches stand ([[RuleOfFunny yes, they burn, and yes, they're still underwater]]), a pitchforks stand, and a... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cotton candy stand]]. After all, as the man said, "You can't go riot without cotton candy!" On another episode, Spongebob and Sandy were at the movies, and Spongebob's [=SpongeBob=]'s wig blocked the screen. Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] made the mistake of saying [[TemptingFate there was no need to start a riot]], and so they did...
31st Mar '17 7:45:40 AM FF32
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** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-03 And Death is targetted.]]

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** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-03 And Death is targetted.targeted.]]



* In ''Webcomic/ScalieSchoolie'', when [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Parker]] frames [[FaceOfAThug Violet]] for a variety of delinquent acts, she learns that, in accordance with school code, each student is then given a torch and pitchfork to form an angry mob and hunt her down.
-->'''Teresa:''' ''(holding a torch)'' Miss Lily! [[TooDumbToLive My fire ice cream burned my tongue!]]



* ''Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men'' speculates that "anachronistic vaguely-European torch-wielding peasant mob" is a service you can order from Doctor Doom Latveria, which is why they keep showing up in the origins of various X-Men.

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* ''Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men'' speculates that "anachronistic vaguely-European torch-wielding peasant mob" is a service you can order from Doctor Doom Latveria, which is why they keep showing up in the origins of various X-Men.Franchise/XMen.
31st Mar '17 5:35:00 AM Andyroid
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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "In Fact."
-->In fact it's messier still\\

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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' Music/TheyMightBeGiants:
** "Dead":
-->Did a large procession wave their torches\\
As my head fell in the basket\\
And was everybody dancing on the casket?
**
"In Fact."
-->In
Fact":
--->In
fact it's messier still\\
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