Created By: artman40 on January 26, 2011 Last Edited By: artman40 on January 29, 2011
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Stock Femur Bone

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Needs a Better Title In media, the classic femur bone shows up somehow very commonly.

In media, those femur bones are often symmetrical from both sides, although they aren't like that in Real Life.

See also Nothing but Skulls.


Examples

General
  • Some of the insignia with skull and crossbones.

Video Games
  • Any bone-throwing skeleton in Castlevania series throws a classic cartoon bone.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street video game has the player collecting bones of Freddy Krueger to bury them. However, every single bone is the classic femur bone and Freddy has a lot of them.
  • Most of the enemies which drop bones in Runescape, seem to drop femur bones exclusively. Even snakes! Only a few of the enemies drop different bones.
  • Master Higgins throws stock femur bones in Adventure Island IV.
  • In Minecraft, skeletons drop these.
  • In Pokémon, Marowak and Cubone wield one of these bones.
  • You wield one of these bones in Secret of Evermore
  • Deus Ex has skulls and femurs scattered in the Paris catacombs. No ulnas in sight.

Western Animation
  • These are often gnawed on and buried by Pluto on the Classic Disney Shorts. One cartoon, however, subverted it by having him unearth an accurately drawn femur.
  • Sideshow Mel from The Simpsons has one stuck in his hair.
  • In A Charlie Brown Christmas, Snoopy has a big pile of these in his bowl; he eats them as he reads the newspaper. Note - he doesn't chew on them, or gnaw the meat off the bones, he eats the bones.
  • The Flintstones: Dino has giant, dinosaur-sized femur bones to chew on.
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • January 26, 2011
    Medinoc
    From what I remember of a documentary, Jolly Rogers use tibias, not femurs.
  • January 26, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Simple candidate for a page image: [1]

    Everybody knows what this shape means. Despite that bones have specific shapes for specific reasons, this is the most prominent shape in fiction.

    Actually, in fiction you might say that bones come in only three shapes: Skulls, ribcages, and these.
  • January 26, 2011
    artman40
    Expand this trope to Stock Bones?
  • January 26, 2011
    Bisected8
    Related to Nothing But Skulls.
  • January 26, 2011
    Premonition_45
    Sideshow Mel has one stuck in his hair.
  • January 26, 2011
    TonyG
    These are often gnawed on and buried by Pluto on the Classic Disney Shorts. One cartoon, however, subverted it by having him unearth an accurately drawn femur.
  • January 27, 2011
    Hukky
  • January 27, 2011
    onFyre
    Skeletons drop these in Minecraft.
  • January 27, 2011
    randomsurfer
    • In A Charlie Brown Christmas Snoopy has a big pile of these in his bowl; he eats them as he reads the newspaper. Note - he doesn't chew on them, or gnaw the meat off the bones, he eats the bones.
    • The Flintstones: Dino has giant, dinosaur-sized femur bones to chew on.
  • January 27, 2011
    AaronHong
    {{2001}} anyone?
  • January 28, 2011
    Tiiba
    Deus Ex has skulls and femurs scattered in the Paris catacombs. No ulnas in sight.
  • January 29, 2011
    artman40
    Ok. 3 days have passed. Good enough to call this a trope and launch?
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