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- In the Teen Titans relaunch, Deathstroke is possessed by his son Jericho, who murders Slade's loyal butler Wintergreen and mounts his head on a wall.
- In Sin City, serial killer Kevin mounted the severed heads of six of the prostitutes he's murdered and eaten on plaques and hung them on the wall. This may have been inspired by the already creepy as hell "Stuffed" Girl's Heads ad.◊
- A variant occurs in the Vault of Horror story "Hook, Line, and Stinker!" where the victim is not a hunter but a fisherman—or so he says. When he claims to be out fishing, he's actually out cheating on his fiancee, and when she finds out she kills him and mounts his entire body on a plaque on the wall like a fishing trophy.
- This cover of Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Edition #2 shows Sela with the head of Krampus mounted on the wall behind her.
Film - Animated
- In Cat City, Gatto, the cat mob boss, has mounted cat heads on his wall.
Film - Live Action
- Played for Laughs on 9 to 5: Judy's fantasy about getting even with Bad Boss Frank is to hunt him down like wild game. It ends with Frank's head mounted on Judy's office.
- In The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford finds a human head mounted on Count Zaroff's wall as he searches the mansion.
- Return to Oz features a variant with Princess Mombi's hall of stolen heads in display cases. They're still alive, and Mombi can take off her own head and replace it with one from her collection.
- In The Fifth Elephant, this overlaps with What Measure Is a Non-Human? when Sam Vimes' group stays at a lodge in Uberwald and is horrified to find a mounted troll head. The troll in his squad is familiar enough with Fantastic Racism from humans that he simply remarks that he's glad things are better than they used to be — and shows them his grandmother's human Skull Cup as a reminder that it cut both ways.
- Also in The Fifth Elephant, Vimes meets a local werewolf clan in their pack leader's castle, and notices there are empty nails and patches of paler plaster on the wall around them, suggesting several hunting trophies have been taken down so as not to impede the smooth flow of diplomacy. Later in the book he learns about The Game, where werewolves hunt down humans.
- A variation in Great Expectations: Jaggers has masks of the petrified faces of criminals that he represented but who were hanged decorating his office.
- In Swellhead, the heroes exploring the supervillain's lair find a trophy room containing the preserved, mounted, and carefully labelled heads of everyone who has ever crossed him, starting with one of his grade school teachers and so on down to the freshly-mounted head of the guy the heroes left guarding their escape route.
- Steam Punk Egomaniac Hunter Lord Cockswain massacres the rare game of Venus in Doctor Grordbort's Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory. At the end of his illustrated journal, we see Cockswain's living room full of their mounted heads, including his alien guide.
Live Action TV
- CSI: "Leapin' Lizards". They found a missing woman's head mounted on the wall like a trophy animal. She was murdered by UFO believers who were convinced she was a Reptilian queen.
- Night Gallery episode "Clean Kills and Other Trophies". When an evil trophy hunter forces his son to kill a deer, he is punished by African tribal gods. He is killed and his head is mounted on the trophy wall in his own house.
- Get Smart. Maxwell Smart has an Oh, Crap! moment when the Villain of the Week is into Hunting the Most Dangerous Game, and has a plaque already set up for Max's head.
- Played for Laughs (of course) in the Tom Lehrer song "The Hunting Song":
And there's ten stuffed heads in my trophy room right now,Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a pure-bred guernsey cow.
- The video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's "CNR" has a brief look at a wall in Charles Nelson Reilly's house which is covered with trophy heads. One of them is human. Even better: it's Chuck Norris.
- At the end of the Music Video of "No One Knows" from Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age, a vengeful deer has mounted the band members heads above his bed after they hit him with their car.
- One Dilbert strip had Dilbert and Dogbert visiting a guy who had a bunch of creepy hunting trophies on his wall, they leave when he gets to his (former) neighbors.
- One single panel cartoon by George Trosley shows a proud trophy hunter in his den, giving a tour to one of his friends. They stop in front of an ugly woman's head mounted on a wall plaque, and the hunter remarks, "Yeah, that's my ex-mother-in-law. Took six cartridges to bring that bitch down."
- Seen as the page image for The Joker.
- In S.S.D.D the head of one particularly unpopular former First Adviser of the Collective of Anarchist States is mounted in their capital building's rec hall. Brought up when a later First Adviser demands the head of whoever programmed the nuke they'd just accidentally launched.
The Oracle: Well, you're in luck then.
- In The Curse of Monkey Island, Mort the gravedigger has four heads mounted on his wall, one of which is human — but don't worry, three of them are fake.