Animated characters in Non-Fatal Explosions
usually just get charred, but a really big boom (or really hot fire) will do more.
The entire victim's body turns to ash and crumbles into a dozen pieces, except the eyeballs
, which bounce into the mess. Then another character will produce a broom and dustpan, and sweep up the ashes, eyeballs
and all. Or a (relatively intact) arm reaches from the ash, produces a broom and dustpan, and the character sweeps himself up. Of course, all will be well a few seconds later
Also see Ash Face
, where the explosion leaves the victim with a blackened face.
- Happens in the novel Left Behind, after Hattie Durham gets incinerated by the Anti-Christ with a lightning bolt. Her friends sweep what's left of her into a jar to take back.