'''Basic Trope''': Someone, usually Badass, is present on the summit a pile of bodies, usually Mooks
* '''Straight''': Hiro stands triumphant atop a pile of comatose mooks as tall as he is.
* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evilz is literally standing on the summit of a mountain made out of heros he himself has slain.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob sits on the 3 guards he just knocked out and put into a pile.
* '''Justified''': Evilz needed some higher ground, [[OneManArmy so he improvised.]]
* '''Inverted''': Evilz digs a pit and fills it with all the corpses he made.
** Bob has to dig his way out from ''beneath'' a pile of corpses.
* '''Subverted''': A huge pile of corpses is shown mouldering on screen… with Evilz next to it, [[BodyCountCompetition counting his score]].
* '''Double Subverted''': Hiro dives in out of nowhere and poses on the corpses, yelling a heroic challenge to Evilz.
* '''Parodied''':
** Evilz is so worn out by all the murdering and carrying of bodies that he collapses into a panting heap as soon as he reaches the summit.
** Evilz makes a couch-fort out of the bodies.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Corpses or nor corpses, no piles of such are seen or posed on.
* '''Enforced''': It’s part of a cover homaging Frank Franzetta, complete with BarbarianHero and a [[LegCling mostly-naked woman hanging on to him.]]
* '''Lampshaded''': “ICanSeeMyHouseFromHere!
* '''Invoked''': The above enforcement.
* '''Exploited''':
** Hiro uses the pile of bodies as a wall, with mooks as the mortar. [[ThreeHundred And the brick.]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and the stone…]]
** Bob, after [[RedshirtArmy his side was defeated]] in a very one-sided battle, poses atop a pile of his former comrades and bawls a [[ToThePain horrifying challenge]] in order to scary away the soldiers about to attack him.
* '''Defied''': “Piles of corpses just don’t happen. As soon as you’re halfway done everyone gets the message and runs off!”
* '''Discussed''': [[DueToTheDead “Is it rude to make towers from corpses instead of burying them there?]]”
* '''Conversed''': “We’re getting all conan up in this!
* '''Played For Laughs''': A janitor walks into the building with all those corpses, and angrily demands Evilz cleans it up, much to the latter’s chagrin.
* '''Played For Drama'''
** Hiro sits comfortably atop all the bodies. [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Then they begin to reanimate…]]
** Hirto makes one of these piles out of knocked-out mooks, but the sheer weight of all those people causes some of them to be crushed to death when they could have survived, and he’s charged with manslaughter.
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Climb back AtopAMountainOfCorpses. Just mind the bodies.
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