History Main / WakingUpAtTheMorgue

18th Jun '18 1:05:08 AM Mhazard
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Believe it or not, this is an example of TruthInTelevision. Rare today (though there is the occasional, erm, incident...), but more common in ages past when medical science wasn't all it is now. The only thing worse than waking up in the morgue, of course, was to be actually BuriedAlive, which could also happen from time to time.[[note]]The BuriedAlive part is virtually impossible today since the dead are usually either embalmed before burial, or cremated. Neither of which you could wake up from. Unless maybe you're a Phoenix.[[/note]] And better not think what would happen if you're slated for dissection...

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Believe it or not, this is an example of TruthInTelevision. Rare today (though there is the occasional, erm, incident...), but more common in ages past when medical science wasn't all it is now. The only thing worse than waking up in the morgue, of course, was to be actually BuriedAlive, which could also happen from time to time.[[note]]The BuriedAlive part is virtually impossible today since the dead are usually either embalmed before burial, or cremated. Neither of which you could wake up from. Unless maybe you're a Phoenix.[[/note]] And better not think what would happen if you're slated for dissection...
dissection, especially by a CreepyMortician...
14th May '18 5:14:51 PM CashSloth
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''. Max Dillon falls into a vat full of genetically engineered electric eels at his job at Oscorp that jolt him to high heaven, is pronounced dead and shipped off to the morgue. It quickly turns out that he didn't quite die though. His body was undergoing a radical transformation and he wakes up in his body bag having become an [[ShockAndAwe electricity based]] EnergyBeing.
11th May '18 4:00:09 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Harrow}}'': In "Mens Rea" ("Guilty Mind"), Harrow is shocked when one half of a murder/suicide rises up of the slab and proceeds to pull the knife out of the other half and take him hostage.

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* ''Series/{{Harrow}}'': In "Mens Rea" ("Guilty Mind"), Harrow is shocked when one half of a murder/suicide MurderSuicide rises up of the slab and proceeds to pull the knife out of the other half and take him hostage.
11th May '18 3:47:21 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Harrow}}'': In "Mens Rea" ("Guilty Mind"), Harrow is shocked when one half of a murder/suicide rises up of the slab and proceeds to pull the knife out of the other half and take him hostage.
13th Apr '18 12:43:09 AM Kinrah
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* In the last main level of ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'', set at a hospital, one of the available starting options is 'undercover at the morgue', with Agent 47 beginning the mission on a trolley in said morgue. Not that the morticians ever notice that he's gone.
3rd Mar '18 7:37:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In the MadeForTVMovie, the Seventh Doctor is shot by a street gang upon his arrival on Earth. He dies on the operating table thanks to the doctors inadvertently killing him due to his [[BizarreAlienBiology different anatomy]]. A few hours later, he regenerates into the Eighth Doctor and wakes up inside one of those metal box cooling units in a hospital morgue with amnesia and a few feet of camera probe sticking out of his chest (Eight did not have the most pleasant first day). He proceeds to scare the shit out of the attending orderly by kicking his way out via BarrierBustingBlow. Apparently the orderly wasn't GenreSavvy enough to know that if you hear something kicking inside a morgue vault, ''don't go toward it''.

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** In the MadeForTVMovie, the Seventh Doctor is shot by a street gang upon his arrival on Earth. He dies on the operating table thanks to the doctors inadvertently killing him due to his [[BizarreAlienBiology different anatomy]]. A few hours later, he regenerates into the Eighth Doctor and wakes up inside one of those metal box cooling units in a hospital morgue with amnesia and a few feet of camera probe sticking out of his chest (Eight did not have the most pleasant first day). He proceeds to scare the shit out of the attending orderly by kicking his way out via BarrierBustingBlow. Apparently the orderly wasn't GenreSavvy enough to know that if you hear something kicking inside a morgue vault, ''don't go toward it''.



** But the hospital on planet Ariel did. Which is why Simon isn't as put off by this happening as the others are, given that he and River ''did'' wake up in a morgue after faking their own death in a similar fashion, a few episodes earlier. Note that one of the first things he does after realizing this is to ask Jayne to [[GenreSavvy hand him a bowl]] because he knows that one of the side effects of the drug used for that is [[VomitDiscretionShot vomiting]].

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** But the hospital on planet Ariel did. Which is why Simon isn't as put off by this happening as the others are, given that he and River ''did'' wake up in a morgue after faking their own death in a similar fashion, a few episodes earlier. Note that one of the first things he does after realizing this is to ask Jayne to [[GenreSavvy hand him a bowl]] bowl because he knows that one of the side effects of the drug used for that is [[VomitDiscretionShot vomiting]].



* The Third Doctor, in the radio serial "Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath". The Brigadier, who's present at the time, just remarks "[[GenreSavvy Told you so.]]"

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* The Third Doctor, in the radio serial "Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath". The Brigadier, who's present at the time, just remarks "[[GenreSavvy Told "Told you so.]]" "
26th Jan '18 3:45:41 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', a Kryptonian criminal wakes up in the morgue after getting killed off by a vampire.
-->If hed been more used to what his body could now do, even that might have had a different ending. But hed rarely set foot on this world before, and only for a couple of short visits. So the blasted leech on his neck was able to take from him what it wanted, though he managed to ram an arm straight through the body of the one in front of him, and it left him dry.\\
And he died.\\
Not permanently, though.\\
Hed opened his eyes in what passed for a preparatory place for the dead on Terra. It was ghoulish, seeing all the cadavers about him in various stages of dissection. But it was certainly better than what hed been expecting.
26th Jan '18 3:12:54 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis]]'' story ''Death and the Family'', ComicBook/LanaLang apparently dies due to an unknown illness. She wakes up in the morgue, her mind taken over by Insect Queen, which was making her ill as trying to repossess her body.
2nd Dec '17 9:21:36 AM CrypticMirror
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}},'' a victim wakes up on the autopsy table causing a substitute coroner to go running out of of autopsy yelling "We've got a live one!"

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}},'' ''Series/QuincyME,'' a victim wakes up on the autopsy table causing a substitute coroner to go running out of of autopsy yelling "We've got a live one!"
30th Nov '17 10:46:35 AM Siempie
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', the MadeForTVMovie. The Seventh Doctor is [[spoiler:shot upon his arrival on Earth by a street gang. He dies on the operating table thanks to the doctors inadvertently killing him due to his [[BizarreAlienBiology different anatomy]], and later regenerates into the Eighth Doctor and wakes up inside one of those metal box cooling units in a hospital morgue. With amnesia, due to a malfunction in the regeneration process.]]
** And proceeds to scare the shit out of the attending orderly by kicking his way out via BarrierBustingBlow. Apparently the orderly wasn't GenreSavvy enough to know that if you hear something kicking inside a morgue vault, ''don't go toward it''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho''
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the MadeForTVMovie. The MadeForTVMovie, the Seventh Doctor is [[spoiler:shot shot by a street gang upon his arrival on Earth by a street gang. Earth. He dies on the operating table thanks to the doctors inadvertently killing him due to his [[BizarreAlienBiology different anatomy]], and later anatomy]]. A few hours later, he regenerates into the Eighth Doctor and wakes up inside one of those metal box cooling units in a hospital morgue. With amnesia, due to morgue with amnesia and a malfunction in few feet of camera probe sticking out of his chest (Eight did not have the regeneration process.]]
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most pleasant first day). He proceeds to scare the shit out of the attending orderly by kicking his way out via BarrierBustingBlow. Apparently the orderly wasn't GenreSavvy enough to know that if you hear something kicking inside a morgue vault, ''don't go toward it''.
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