'''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 heroes 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 moldering on screen… with Evilz next to it, [[BodyCountCompetition counting his score]].
** The "corpses" are [[MistakenForBadass just discarded mannequins]].
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Hiro dives in out of nowhere and poses on the corpses, yelling a heroic challenge to Evilz.
** Hiro poses on a real pile of corpses later on.
* '''Parodied''': The person who killed the people in the pile didn't do their job correctly, so everyboy in the pile is still alive. Bonus points if the people in the pile are saying "Um, we're still alive!"
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': No piles of corpses 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!"
** "[[DueToTheDead Is it rude to make towers from corpses instead of burying them there?]]"
* '''Invoked''':
** Hiro decides to show off by posing on all the mooks he's killed.
** 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 scare away the soldiers about to attack him.
* '''Exploited''': Hiro uses the pile of bodies as a wall, with mooks as the mortar. [[Film/ThreeHundred And the brick.]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and the stone…]]
** Evulz [[WeHaveReserves Has Reserves]], and orders his men to bash themselves against the walls of the castle in order to form a ramp up it.
* '''Defied''': Every character, regardless of whether they are good or evil, agrees that it's wrong to pose on corpses.
* '''Discussed''': "Piles of corpses just don’t happen. As soon as you’re halfway done everyone gets the message and runs off!"
* '''Conversed''': "This show is disgusting! What kind of hero poses on a pile of his own victims?"
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** 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.
** 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.
Climb back AtopAMountainOfCorpses. Just mind the bodies.
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