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9th Jan '17 12:26:18 PM Luppercus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon'''s episode "There Goes the Neighborhood", Bluto starts one of this against a [[CreepyFamily family of friendly monsters]] in a clear case of FantasticRacism.
5th Jan '17 1:08:51 PM DrFraud
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* At the beginning of ''Haunted Legends 5: The Stone Guest'' an angry mob of torch-wielding citizens who blame local scientist Don Leporello for the disappearance of several orphans burn a straw dummy with a photo of his face attached, encouraging the fire to spread to the front of his house.

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* At the beginning of ''Haunted Legends 5: The Stone Guest'' an angry mob of torch-wielding citizens who blame local scientist Don Leporello for the disappearance of several orphans burn a straw dummy with a photo of his face him attached, encouraging the fire to spread to the front of his house.
5th Jan '17 1:00:47 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11331407/9/Supreme-Champion Supreme Champion]]'':
-->Salazar Slytherin did not want Muggle-borns dead like [Harry] thought. He just did not trust them as the Founders were in a timeline where Muggles were actively hunting witches and wizards, fearing some were spies in order to kill them off. The basilisk was not left in the Chamber to attack students, but rather to protect Hogwarts from the angry waves of Muggles who often ran up to the school with pitchforks and crosses.
15th Dec '16 9:32:28 PM DrFraud
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* At the beginning of ''Haunted Legends 5: The Stone Guest'' an angry mob of torch-wielding citizens who blame the local scientist Don Leporello for the disappearance of several orphans burn a straw dummy with a photo of his face attached, deliberately encouraging the fire to spread to the outside of his home.
* This is what happens in VideoGame/{{Darklands}} when you expose a Satanic cult. Armed villagers will run to the Voigt's house and try keep you silent... as a grave.

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* At the beginning of ''Haunted Legends 5: The Stone Guest'' an angry mob of torch-wielding citizens who blame the local scientist Don Leporello for the disappearance of several orphans burn a straw dummy with a photo of his face attached, deliberately encouraging the fire to spread to the outside front of his home.
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* This is what happens in VideoGame/{{Darklands}} when you expose a Satanic cult. Armed villagers will run to the Voigt's house and try to keep you silent... as a grave.


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* In the bonus chapter of ''Ominous Objects 2: Phantom Reflection'' a public meeting notice depicts a mob bearing pitchforks and other farming implements facing the "evil goddess."
10th Dec '16 6:30:17 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", the SuccessionCrisis brought about a PowderKegCrowd, but the actual man chosen brings about this. Conan's return puts the cherry on top.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", the SuccessionCrisis brought about a PowderKegCrowd, but the actual man chosen brings about this. Conan's return puts the cherry on top.
6th Dec '16 9:34:08 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Parodied on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', when Pearl is at first ecstatic about the torch-bearing mob gathered beneath her castle and readies the hot pitch and firebombs, only to learn that they're part of a welcoming party. A disappointed Pearl releases the pitch and firebombs anyway.

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* Parodied on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', when Pearl is at first ecstatic about the torch-bearing mob gathered beneath her castle and readies the hot pitch and firebombs, only to learn that they're part of a MinnesotaNice welcoming party. A disappointed Pearl releases the pitch and firebombs anyway.
3rd Dec '16 8:07:36 PM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', these haunt the streets of Yharnam, on the prowl for the elusive "Beast" that's attacking the city. Of course, they're actually a mob of {{Zombie Infectee}}s too far gone to realize they're the very beasts they're after. And unlike most examples of this trope, rather than an unstoppable force you can only flee, you instead slaughter them with your mix of {{Transforming Weapon}}s and firearms.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', these the Huntsmen haunt the streets of Yharnam, on the prowl for the elusive "Beast" that's attacking the city. Of course, they're actually a mob of {{Zombie Infectee}}s {{Technically Living Zombie}}s too far gone to realize they're the very beasts they're after. And unlike most examples of this trope, rather than an unstoppable force you can only flee, they're mooks you instead slaughter them with your mix of {{Transforming Weapon}}s and firearms.
26th Nov '16 4:06:58 PM ZimFan89
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* At one point in ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'', the [[{{Cult}} Children of the Bright and Shining Saucer]] whip torches and pitchforks out of {{Hammerspace}} when they realize that Dib and Steve are anti-alien, and start chasing them.
-->'''Steve''': [[LampshadeHanging Where did those come from?!]]
-->'''Dib''': Question logic later, run now!
22nd Nov '16 2:06:47 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Theatre/{{Don Giovanni}} a mob chases the title character after he attempts to kidnap Zerlina from her wedding. They catch his servant Leporello instead and almost kill him before he convinces them of who he is.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Don Giovanni}} Giovanni}}'' a mob chases the title character after he attempts to kidnap Zerlina from her wedding. They catch his servant Leporello instead and almost kill him before he convinces them of who he is.
22nd Nov '16 2:06:10 PM DrFraud
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* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' has an entire song (albeit it the second shortest in the show) about this: "March of the Witch Hunters."

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* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' has an entire song (albeit it the second shortest in the show) about this: "March of the Witch Hunters."



* In a flashback in ''Maze 2: The Broken Tower'' a torch-and-pitchfork mob hounds [[MadScientist General Menning]] and his young son out of town after his daughter mysteriously disappears.



* Sam Starfall of ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' considers it a badge of pride to be chased by a mob such as this. Sadly, the sci-fi setting makes actual Torches And Pitchforks hard to come by, so he mostly has to make due with an ordinary 'Angry Mob'.

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* Sam Starfall of ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' considers it a badge of pride to be chased by a mob such as this. Sadly, the sci-fi setting makes actual Torches And Pitchforks hard to come by, so he mostly has to make due do with an ordinary 'Angry Mob'.
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