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10th May '17 1:53:13 AM totoofze47
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* The Band of the Hawk from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' are memorialized with an entire FieldOfBlades, each one forged by Rickert, the only member of the Hawks who wasn't there when the Eclipse went down. [[spoiler:It is on this field that Guts comes face-to-face with the reincarnated Griffith for the first time]].

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* The Band of the Hawk from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' are memorialized with an entire FieldOfBlades, each one forged by Rickert, the only member of the Hawks who wasn't there when the Eclipse went down. [[spoiler:It It is on this field that Guts comes face-to-face with the reincarnated Griffith for the first time]].time.



* In ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', Mugen and Jin will do this for [[WorthyOpponent the few antagonists they respect enough to bury]]. [[spoiler:Yukimaru's sword marking his cairn, Sara's kamiyari planted in hers.]]

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* In ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', Mugen and Jin will do this for [[WorthyOpponent the few antagonists they respect enough to bury]]. [[spoiler:Yukimaru's Yukimaru's sword marking his cairn, Sara's kamiyari planted in hers.]]



* ''Manga/OnePiece'': In the [[Anime/OnePieceFilmZ twelfth]]'' movie, Z falls in battle after a BolivianArmyEnding, and his grave is marked by the gigantic prosthetic arm he used as a weapon.



* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' Cloud uses his Buster Sword, which had previously belonged to Zack, as Zack's tombstone, or at least to mark the spot where he died protecting Cloud outside Midgar. [[spoiler: In AC Complete, he has a change of heart, cleans the sword, and hangs it in the remains of the Sector 5 slums church, where he (and Zack) met Aerith.]]

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* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' Cloud uses his Buster Sword, which had previously belonged to Zack, as Zack's tombstone, or at least to mark the spot where he died protecting Cloud outside Midgar. [[spoiler: In AC Complete, he has a change of heart, cleans the sword, and hangs it in the remains of the Sector 5 slums church, where he (and Zack) met Aerith.]]



* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'': [[spoiler:Allan Quartermain]]'s [[spoiler:rifle]] is laid on his grave, not stuck into it.

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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'': [[spoiler:Allan Quartermain]]'s [[spoiler:rifle]] :Allan Quartermain's rifle is laid on his grave, not stuck into it.



** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'': [[spoiler:Deker's sword Uramasa is treated as this for him, though it [[EverythingFades fades away]] soon after he does.]]

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** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'': [[spoiler:Deker's Deker's sword Uramasa is treated as this for him, though it [[EverythingFades fades away]] soon after he does.]]



* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' [[spoiler: Etna's Elder Spear becomes this when Etna dies in one of the bad endings.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2'' [[spoiler: Etna's Elder Spear becomes this when Etna dies in one of the bad endings.]]



* In ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Zack uses crossed swords to mark the grave of his fallen buddies Essai and Sebastian. The crossed swords and grave show up again in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' as one of the DMW memories with Tseng. As noted in the ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' example above, his sword was later used in the same way.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' subverted this trope: the unattended weapons may give the wrong impression, when combined with the opening piano and somber narration.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The GameOver screen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' shows Zidane's dagger planted in the middle of a forest, with Garnet's pendant hanging from it.
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In ''VideoGame/BeforeCrisis: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Zack uses crossed swords to mark the grave of his fallen buddies Essai and Sebastian. The crossed swords and grave show up again in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' as one of the DMW memories with Tseng. As noted in the ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' example above, his sword was later used in the same way.
* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' subverted this trope: the unattended weapons may give the wrong impression, when combined with the opening piano and somber narration.



* In ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'', a character's grave is marked with a sword. Checking the grave gives the message "[[spoiler: [[KleptomaniacHero Got Short Sword!]]]]"

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* In ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'', a character's grave is marked with a sword. Checking the grave gives the message "[[spoiler: [[KleptomaniacHero "[[KleptomaniacHero Got Short Sword!]]]]"Sword!]]"



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Dia De Los Dangerous," Brock Samson's grave is marked by his trademark knife. [[spoiler: It turns out he's not really dead, just heavily sedated from tranquilizer darts and unconscious after being hit by a truck.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Dia De Los Dangerous," Brock Samson's grave is marked by his trademark knife. [[spoiler: It turns out he's not really dead, just heavily sedated from tranquilizer darts and unconscious after being hit by a truck.]]
15th Mar '17 3:18:47 PM Doug86
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* At the end of the ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40k}}'' short story "Blueblood", Volpone trooper Culcis makes a memorial marker for the Kauth Longstriders, a feral-world company who the Volpone had feuded with, but ultimately fought alongside to stop a Chaos cult, with the Kauth being wiped out in the process. He uses his own hellgun for the marker, but adorns it with the Kauth's battle standard, which he retrieved from the battlefield.

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* At the end of the ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40k}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' short story "Blueblood", Volpone trooper Culcis makes a memorial marker for the Kauth Longstriders, a feral-world company who the Volpone had feuded with, but ultimately fought alongside to stop a Chaos cult, with the Kauth being wiped out in the process. He uses his own hellgun for the marker, but adorns it with the Kauth's battle standard, which he retrieved from the battlefield.
14th Mar '17 9:16:38 AM Andrewjpet12
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* The "Field Cross," as it's known in the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]], consists of a personal weapon (usually a rifle with the bayonet fixed, but not always) stuck muzzle-down into the ground, with the fallen serviceman's boots placed on either side for support, his helmet hung over the butt, and one of his dog tags looped through the trigger guard or otherwise secured to the weapon (the other tag is taken for records and next-of-kin notification). The weapon will generally have the bolt or some other critical component removed to render it inoperable to an enemy who might steal it. Since the wars the US has fought since 1973 have been either very short or low-intensity, most KIAs have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.

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* The "Field Cross," as it's known in the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]], consists of a personal weapon (usually a rifle with the bayonet fixed, but not always) stuck muzzle-down into the ground, with the fallen serviceman's boots placed on either side for support, his helmet hung over the butt, and one of his dog tags looped through the trigger guard or otherwise secured to the weapon (the other tag is taken for records and next-of-kin notification). The weapon will generally have the bolt or some other critical component removed to render it inoperable to an enemy who might steal it. Since the wars the US has fought since 1973 have been either very short or low-intensity, most KIAs bodies have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.
13th Mar '17 7:58:51 PM YT45
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* The "Field Cross," as it's known in the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]], consists of a personal weapon (usually a rifle with the bayonet fixed, but not always) stuck muzzle-down into the ground, with the fallen serviceman's boots placed on either side for support, his helmet hung over the butt, and one of his dog tags looped through the trigger guard or otherwise secured to the weapon (the other tag is taken for records and next-of-kin notification). The weapon will generally have the bolt or some other critical component removed to render it inoperable to an enemy who might steal it. Since the wars the US has fought since 1973 have been either very short or low-intensity, most KIAs have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.
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13th Mar '17 7:49:52 PM YT45
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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' : After the paratroopers killed near the radar station are buried, Capt. Miller marks their graves with their helmets and M1 rifles. He removes the bolts from the weapons so they can't be used by the Germans.

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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' : After the paratroopers killed near the radar station are buried, Capt. Miller marks their graves with their helmets and M1 rifles. He removes the bolts trigger group from the weapons each weapon so they can't be used by the Germans.



** Packard makes a grave marker for the men killed in the initial encounter with Kong with an M-16 rifle planted in the middle.

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** Packard makes a grave marker for the men killed in the initial encounter with Kong with an M-16 rifle planted in the middle. Though the presumably-loaded magazine is left in the weapon for some reason (you would think the ammo might come in handy).
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* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'':
** Packard makes a grave marker for the men killed in the initial encounter with Kong with an M-16 rifle planted in the middle.
** Gunpei's grave is marked with his sword, and Marlow retrieves it before leaving the village.
6th Oct '16 1:28:26 PM TimberRidge
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* In ''Literature/{{Evensong}},'' in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, the burial of a pagan [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]] war-band is discovered with their weapons and a few other grave goods, near the site of a Romano-British villa. (The valknuts on the swords identify them as ''pagan'' Anglo-Saxons.) As the Duke points out to the archaeological team, the raiders clearly felt they'd gained honor in the fight, wherefore the form of the burial, and leaving behind serviceable weapons; but recognized doubts they could ''hold'' the field and [[StealthPun scattered]].
14th Sep '16 11:53:38 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', after Dante defeats the demon swordsmen Bael and Modeus, who were former students of his father Sparda, he honors them by planting their swords into a nearby boulder.
5th Sep '16 7:39:55 PM ultimomant
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* In the first ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' game, Dante plants the Sword of Sparda in Trish's memory after he believes she is dead. When she returns, he allows her to keep the weapon.
12th Aug '16 2:06:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkL-vg8MHE&feature=related live-action trailer]] for ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Halo 3: ODST]]'' features the 'Helmet, boots, rifle' field burial with the equipment updated appropriately.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkL-vg8MHE&feature=related live-action trailer]] for ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Halo 3: ODST]]'' ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' features the 'Helmet, boots, rifle' field burial with the equipment updated appropriately.
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