* Put this way. In the SilverAge, his entire shtick was killing people [[AndIMustScream WITHOUT ACTUALLY KILLING THEM]].
* ''Everything he does'' is this. Even the LighterAndSofter ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' series has him turning a MadScientist into cheese, but leaving him very much alive and conscious (and then releasing the scientist's hundreds of trained rats.)
* John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake ''loved'' combining this with KarmicDeath during their '90s run on the character. Basically if you died horribly by fire or stabbing you were getting off light with them.