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Not to be confused with Creator/TiteKubo 2018 [[Manga/BurnTheWitch oneshot]] for ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.

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Not to be confused with Creator/TiteKubo 2018 [[Manga/BurnTheWitch [[Manga/BurnTheWitch2018 oneshot]] for ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.


Not to be confused with Creator/TiteKubo 2018 [[Manga/BurnTheWitch2018 oneshot]] for ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.

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Not to be confused with Creator/TiteKubo 2018 [[Manga/BurnTheWitch2018 [[Manga/BurnTheWitch oneshot]] for ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.


* Defied in NorseMythology, when the gods try to kill an evil witch named Gullveig by burning her. Three times they tried...

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* Defied in NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, when the gods try to kill an evil witch named Gullveig by burning her. Three times they tried...


-->-- [[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus]] 22:18, Literature/TheBible, King James Version (KJV)

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-->-- [[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus]] 22:18, Literature/TheBible, King James Version '''[[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus 22:18]]''', ''Literature/TheBible'' (KJV)

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** In "Queen Of Hearts" Merlin escapes being burned at the stake when disguised as an old wizard using magic (it makes you wonder why more don't do that, or can't).


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* ''Series/MotherlandFortSalem'': A reenactment of Sarah Adler being condemned to death at Salem is portrayed through an {{in universe}} play (accurately, they're shown hanging accused witches, not burning them). She saves herself using magic however.

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* Defied in NorseMythology, when the gods try to kill an evil witch named Gullveig by burning her. Three times they tried...


*** This episode earned Creator/JKRowling a serious reprimand from a BBC Radio commentator, speaking about the fact that in reality, innocent women were burnt to death and there was no such escape.
---->They were tortured precisely because of the belief that is presented in the Harry Potter books: the witch finders thought they had to inflict serious pain on the 'witch' because otherwise the Devil's charm would prevent her from being hurt. So many studies show that these real women died horrible deaths after enduring unbelievable torture that I find it astonishing that, even in fiction, their deaths can be so lightly written off. Many of the women designated as witches were perceived as dangerous outsiders or in some way different from the society in which they lived. I quarrel with JK Rowling's sweeping rewrite of their history which once again denies these women their voice and gives us, the reader, an easy way out from observing their pain. Because after all the women didn't get hurt, they weren't caught up in power struggles and they didn't die. Tell that to Joan of Arc!
** ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'' mentions that a wizard or witch ''could'' be killed if they lost their wand. Specifically, it was stated that the ones most at risk were young magical children who hadn't yet learned to control their abilities. In his annotation to "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot", Dumbledore notes that during the European witch hunts, witches and wizards considered using magic to help Muggle neighbors like "volunteering to fetch the firewood for one's own funeral pyre".


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** ''Literature/TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard'' mentions that a wizard or witch ''could'' be killed if they lost their wand. Specifically, it was stated that the ones most at risk were young magical children who hadn't yet learned to control their abilities. In his annotation to "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot", Dumbledore notes that during the European witch hunts, witches and wizards considered using magic to help Muggle neighbors like "volunteering to fetch the firewood for one's own funeral pyre".


Not to be confused with Creator/TiteKubo 2018 oneshot for ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.

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* In ''Webcomic/LatchkeyKingdom'', the citizens of Hilla blame the [[CourtMage Castle Witch]] (currently Svana) and start grabbing torches and kindling every time there's a crisis. "Lenne gets a Hat" reveals that to become a licensed witch in Hilla, you need to be able to accept your death gracefully or else be [[RunOrDie very fast]].


* One of the first recorded convictions of witchcraft in Europe occurred in Ireland in 1324 and involved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Kyteler Alice Kyteler]], a wealthy [[WidowWitch four-time widow]] accused by the local bishop and gossips of poisoning her former husbands for their estates, sacrificing animals to demons, heresy, sorcery and having sex with an incubus. In reality, she was probably only guilty of [[TheScrooge moneylending]], which piss-poor Middle Ages folk would have deeply resented. Something of an aversion, in that it was Kyteler's servant, [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Jack Bauer'd]] into giving a possibly false confession, who was burned at the stake, while Kyteler herself fled to Europe and promptly disappeared from history. Her former house, in which authorities allegedly found such items as "body parts of an unbaptized infant; evil powders; communion wafers imprinted with satanic images; the fingernails and toenails of corpses boiled in the skull of a robber; candles made of human fat", is now a [[CompletelyMissingThePoint popular local pub]].

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* One of the first recorded convictions of witchcraft in Europe occurred in Ireland in 1324 and involved [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Kyteler Alice Kyteler]], a wealthy [[WidowWitch four-time widow]] accused by the local bishop and gossips of poisoning her former husbands for their estates, sacrificing animals to demons, heresy, sorcery and having sex with an incubus. In reality, she was probably only guilty of [[TheScrooge moneylending]], which piss-poor Middle Ages folk would have deeply resented. Something of an aversion, in that it was Kyteler's servant, [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Jack Bauer'd]] into giving a possibly false confession, who was burned at the stake, while Kyteler herself fled to Europe and promptly disappeared from history. Her former house, in which authorities allegedly found such items as "body parts of an unbaptized infant; evil powders; communion wafers imprinted with satanic images; the fingernails and toenails of corpses boiled in the skull of a robber; candles made of human fat", is now a [[CompletelyMissingThePoint popular local pub]].pub.

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* ''Literature/TheThieftakerChronicles'' takes place in the pre-Revolutionary American colonies where suspected witches are still hanged or burned. This makes life obscenely difficult for the actual [[InsistentTerminology conjurers]] hiding around.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. When Noranti (an AmbiguouslyEvil but definitely cuckoo old woman who likes playing with potions) is introduced to the series, D'argo (who as an alien should not be aware of this trope) suggests burning her.
--> '''Crichton''' (confused): You ''burn'' your old people?
--> '''D'argo''': No, it just sounded like a good idea.


* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfiction appropriately named ''Fanfic/BurnTheWitchMiraculousLadybug'' revolves around an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Akumatized person]] who brainwashes a huge crowd of people to [[TorchesAndPitchforks literally go Medieval]] and hunt down [[ConsummateLiar Lila Rossi]] to burn her at the stake for her many, ''many'' crimes. The drama of the plot revolves around Marinette trying to protect Lila even when everybody else (because of the brainwashing) keep trying to convince her that [[AssholeVictim Lila deserves such a painful death]], even if that would mean [[WouldHurtAChild killing a teenager]] and [[ArchEnemy Lila]] [[UngratefulBastard doing jack to help]]. The plot also expands on Tikki's backstory, because it is canon that UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc was a previous Ladybug and Tikki considers her charge being accused of witchcraft and burnt at the stake [[MyGreatestFailure an immense failure on her part]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfiction appropriately named ''Fanfic/BurnTheWitchMiraculousLadybug'' revolves around an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Akumatized person]] (appropriately called "Witch Hunter" and bearing full Inquisitorial regalia) who brainwashes a huge crowd of people to [[TorchesAndPitchforks literally go Medieval]] and hunt down [[ConsummateLiar Lila Rossi]] to burn her at the stake for her many, ''many'' crimes. The drama of the plot revolves around Marinette trying to protect Lila even when everybody else (because of the brainwashing) keep trying to convince her that [[AssholeVictim Lila deserves such a painful death]], even if that would mean [[WouldHurtAChild killing a teenager]] and [[ArchEnemy Lila]] [[UngratefulBastard doing jack to help]]. The plot also expands on Tikki's backstory, because it is canon that UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc was a previous Ladybug and Tikki considers her charge being accused of witchcraft and burnt at the stake [[MyGreatestFailure an immense failure on her part]].


* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfiction appropriately named ''Fanfic/BurnTheWitchMiraculousLadybug'' revolves around an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Akumatized person]] who brainwashes a huge crowd of people to [[TorchesAndPitchforks literally go Medieval]] and hunt down [[ConsummateLiar Lila Rossi]] to burn her at the stake for her many, ''many'' crimes. The drama of the plot revolves around Marinette trying to protect Lila even when everybody else (because of the brainwashing) keep trying to convince her that [[AssholeVictim Lila deserves such a painful death]], even if that would mean [[WouldHurtAChild killing a teenager]]. The plot also expands on Tikki's backstory, because it is canon that UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc was a previous Ladybug and Tikki considers her charge being accused of witchcraft and burnt at the stake [[MyGreatestFailure an immense failure on her part]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfiction appropriately named ''Fanfic/BurnTheWitchMiraculousLadybug'' revolves around an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Akumatized person]] who brainwashes a huge crowd of people to [[TorchesAndPitchforks literally go Medieval]] and hunt down [[ConsummateLiar Lila Rossi]] to burn her at the stake for her many, ''many'' crimes. The drama of the plot revolves around Marinette trying to protect Lila even when everybody else (because of the brainwashing) keep trying to convince her that [[AssholeVictim Lila deserves such a painful death]], even if that would mean [[WouldHurtAChild killing a teenager]].teenager]] and [[ArchEnemy Lila]] [[UngratefulBastard doing jack to help]]. The plot also expands on Tikki's backstory, because it is canon that UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc was a previous Ladybug and Tikki considers her charge being accused of witchcraft and burnt at the stake [[MyGreatestFailure an immense failure on her part]].

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