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16th Sep '17 5:32:05 PM nombretomado
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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 bodies 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 [[UsefulNotes/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 bodies have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.
12th Sep '17 1:15:38 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' with Raime, the Fume Knight. His chamber is empty except for a sword planted in the ground, giving the impression of this trope. However, when the Bearer of the Curse approaches, Raime proceeds to rise out of the ground, pull the BFS massive sword out and smash the Bearer's face in with it.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' with Raime, the Fume Knight. His chamber is empty except for a sword planted in the ground, giving the impression of this trope. However, when the Bearer of the Curse approaches, Raime proceeds to rise out of the ground, pull the BFS massive sword out and smash the Bearer's face in with it.
12th Sep '17 1:14:42 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' with Raime, the Fume Knight. His chamber is empty except for a sword planted in the ground, giving the impression of this trope. However, when the Bearer of the Curse approaches, Raime proceeds to rise out of the ground, pull the [[BFS massive sword]] out and smash the Bearer's face in with it.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' with Raime, the Fume Knight. His chamber is empty except for a sword planted in the ground, giving the impression of this trope. However, when the Bearer of the Curse approaches, Raime proceeds to rise out of the ground, pull the [[BFS BFS massive sword]] sword out and smash the Bearer's face in with it.
12th Sep '17 1:14:06 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' with Raime, the Fume Knight. His chamber is empty except for a sword planted in the ground, giving the impression of this trope. However, when the Bearer of the Curse approaches, Raime proceeds to rise out of the ground, pull the [[BFS massive sword]] out and smash the Bearer's face in with it.
9th Sep '17 5:25:28 PM ultimomant
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* ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'': At the end of "Shredder vs Silver Samurai", after defeating the Silver Samurai, Shredder plants his sword in the ground and hangs his helmet on the hilt.
15th Jul '17 4:14:05 PM nombretomado
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* When Milton Caniff, creator of Steve Canyon, died, the last ''ComicStrip/SteveCanyon'' strip to run was a tribute including a panel by Bill Mauldin. This showed Mauldin's WorldWarII soldier Willie sticking a rifle-sized pen into the ground while Steve, in flight suit, set a pilot's helmet atop the pen. (The rest of the tribute was the signatures of twenty or thirty other cartoonists.)

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* When Milton Caniff, creator of Steve Canyon, died, the last ''ComicStrip/SteveCanyon'' strip to run was a tribute including a panel by Bill Mauldin. This showed Mauldin's WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII soldier Willie sticking a rifle-sized pen into the ground while Steve, in flight suit, set a pilot's helmet atop the pen. (The rest of the tribute was the signatures of twenty or thirty other cartoonists.)
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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