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* A ''ComicBook/StarWarsTales'' comic is told entirely from the perspective of a career storm trooper who's about to board the ''[[Film/ANewHope Tantive IV]]''. As he thinks back on his life in the military and the things he's done, his ruminations are interspersed with the present as the Star Destroyer pulls the ship into its docking bay and they prepare to board. The man dreads being chosen to be sent in first, because the guy sent in first ''always'' dies--he's seen it dozens of times. [[TemptingFate Naturally, the sergeant chooses him.]] They set the charge on the door, and the storm trooper dryly remarks on its functionality, designed to blow the door inward and hopefully make the enemy flinch. And for once... it works. The rebels flinch, buying the man time to get into the hallway and start shooting. And right behind him, the sergeant that ordered him in first is shot in the face.

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* A ''ComicBook/StarWarsTales'' comic #10, "Trooper", is told entirely from the perspective of a career storm trooper who's about to board the ''[[Film/ANewHope Tantive IV]]''. As he thinks back on his life in the military and the things he's done, his ruminations are interspersed with the present as the Star Destroyer pulls the ship into its docking bay and they prepare to board. The man dreads being chosen to be sent in first, because the guy sent in first ''always'' dies--he's seen it dozens of times. [[TemptingFate Naturally, the sergeant chooses him.]] They set the charge on the door, and the storm trooper dryly remarks on its functionality, designed to blow the door inward and hopefully make the enemy flinch. And for once... it works. The rebels flinch, buying the man time to get into the hallway and start shooting. And right behind him, the sergeant that ordered him in first is shot in the face.

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* ''Fanfic/{{SAPR}}'': [[spoiler:Amber is killed by a disintegration caress by Cinder in exactly the same manner in which she herself murdered Ozpin just a few minutes earlier]].

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* TheDeathOfDeath: The one dying is the personification of Death itself.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Equius, Kanaya, Eridan and Nepeta are killed in this way. Equius is garroted with his own bow - that is to say, the Heir of Void is left void of air. Additionally, he was shot through the leg with an arrow and strangled with a broken bow - after dedicating himself to being an archer, but always breaking his bows and never firing a shot successfully. Kanaya is shot through the stomach by the wand she made for Eridan; her sign is Virgo and she's left barren. Eridan himself is chainsawed in half by Kanaya after she was revived as a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent rainbow-drinker]], or rather, the magician was sawed in half by his lovely assistant (and the Aquarius sign consists of two separate halves, to increase the irony). Nepeta's fate was been left unknown for some time after being advanced upon by Gamzee - that is to say, [[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat the catgirl existed in a state of possible life or death until it could later be observed]]; additionally, Nepeta was the Rogue of Heart, and had the person she cared about most taken away from her just before her death.
** Then there was Vriska, whose murder of Tavros by impaling him on his own lance led to Terezi impaling ''her'' with a stabbing cane. (Further, she was stabbed InTheBack, after spending basically a lifetime doing this metaphorically and/or literally to others.)

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Equius, Kanaya, Eridan and Nepeta are killed in this way. Equius is garroted with his own bow - that is to say, the Heir of Void is left void of air. Additionally, he was shot through the leg with an arrow and strangled with a broken bow - after dedicating himself to being an archer, but always breaking his bows and never firing a shot successfully. Kanaya is shot through the stomach by the wand she made for Eridan; her sign is Virgo [[WesternZodiac Virgo]] and she's left barren. Eridan himself is [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe chainsawed in half half]] by Kanaya after she was revived as a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent rainbow-drinker]], or rather, the magician was sawed in half by his lovely assistant (and the Aquarius sign consists of two separate halves, to increase the irony). Nepeta's fate was been left unknown for some time after being advanced upon by Gamzee - that is to say, [[UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat the catgirl existed in a state of possible life or death until it could later be observed]]; additionally, Nepeta was the Rogue of Heart, and had the person she cared about most taken away from her just before her death.
** Then there was Vriska, whose murder of Tavros by impaling him on his own lance led to Terezi impaling ''her'' with a stabbing cane. (Further, she was stabbed InTheBack, after spending basically a lifetime doing this metaphorically [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder metaphorically]] and/or literally to others.)


* At the climax of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', the last thing Judge Claude Frollo says before his DisneyVillainDeath is, "And He shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit!" The gargoyle he is standing on then breaks, seems to come to life as ''{{Satan}}'' himself, and he falls to the pit of molten copper below and to his doom, letting loose with a BigNo all the way.

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* At the climax of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', the last thing Judge Claude Frollo says before his DisneyVillainDeath is, is "And He shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit!" The gargoyle he is standing on then breaks, breaks and seems to come to life life, as ''{{Satan}}'' himself, and he falls to into the pit of molten copper below and to his doom, letting loose with out a BigNo all the way.


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DeadlineNews: A news anchor dies on the air, commonly killed by whatever disaster they're reporting.
* DeathByAmbulance
DeathByAmbulance: It doesn't get any more ironic if the death was caused by a vehicle that's supposed to ''save'' lives.
* DeathByLookingUp
DeathByLookingUp: Someone about to be crushed by something looks up long enough to see what's about to fall on them.
* KarmicDeathKarmicDeath: A bad person dies in a way that serves as a fitting punishment for their misdeeds and is their own fault.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Roman Torchwick's FamousLastWords is him shouting about how he's going to "do what I do best: lie, cheat, steal, and survive" right before he's EatenAlive by a giant Grimm.


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-->Two (2) individuals, male and female, [[BodyHorror fused together at multiple points after emerging from the "Tunnel of Love" dark ride]]. (dead)

-->One (1) individual wearing a "Happy Hippo" mascot uniform, found dead of suffocation. Mouth, trachea, and lungs were discovered to be filled with a fibrous substance later determined to be identical to the stuffing in said mascot uniform. (dead)

-->Fifteen (15) individuals recovered from the "Thriller Chiller" roller coaster, [[OffWithHisHead all decapitated by blunt force]]. Witnesses reported that the deaths did not occur simultaneously, but in groups of two, starting with the front row of seats and ending with the back. Forensic analysis indicates that each set of deaths corresponded to a loop or turn in the roller coaster's tracks. (dead)

-->One (1) individual recovered from under the "Thriller Chiller" roller coaster, dead of [[NeckSnap broken neck]] and massive cranial trauma caused by a [[GravityIsAHarshMistress fifty-foot fall from an inverted position]]. Individual was seated at the back of said roller coaster, and somehow managed to extricate self from the ride's safety harness halfway through the ride. (dead)

-->One (1) individual found [[NotEnoughToBury dismembered]] inside the "House of Mirrors" attraction. Left arm was found sixteen feet to the north from the torso. Left leg was found inverted and attached to the ceiling by sinews. [[ImAHumanitarian Right leg was found in the possession of Subject 79, partially consumed]] (forensic analysis indicates that teeth marks found on flesh and bone of said leg are human in origin). To date, no trace of right arm has been found. ([[AndIMustScream alive]])

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-->Two --->Two (2) individuals, male and female, [[BodyHorror fused together at multiple points after emerging from the "Tunnel of Love" dark ride]]. (dead)

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(1) individual wearing a "Happy Hippo" mascot uniform, found dead of suffocation. Mouth, trachea, and lungs were discovered to be filled with a fibrous substance later determined to be identical to the stuffing in said mascot uniform. (dead)

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(15) individuals recovered from the "Thriller Chiller" roller coaster, [[OffWithHisHead all decapitated by blunt force]]. Witnesses reported that the deaths did not occur simultaneously, but in groups of two, starting with the front row of seats and ending with the back. Forensic analysis indicates that each set of deaths corresponded to a loop or turn in the roller coaster's tracks. (dead)

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(1) individual recovered from under the "Thriller Chiller" roller coaster, dead of [[NeckSnap broken neck]] and massive cranial trauma caused by a [[GravityIsAHarshMistress fifty-foot fall from an inverted position]]. Individual was seated at the back of said roller coaster, and somehow managed to extricate self from the ride's safety harness halfway through the ride. (dead)

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(1) individual found [[NotEnoughToBury dismembered]] inside the "House of Mirrors" attraction. Left arm was found sixteen feet to the north from the torso. Left leg was found inverted and attached to the ceiling by sinews. [[ImAHumanitarian Right leg was found in the possession of Subject 79, partially consumed]] (forensic analysis indicates that teeth marks found on flesh and bone of said leg are human in origin). To date, no trace of right arm has been found. ([[AndIMustScream alive]])

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* ''Fanfic/WhereTalentGoesToDie'', like ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has executions like this for the murderers.
** Akito Sakuragi, the Ultimate Sprinter, is forced to run from a steamroller. Unfortunately, since he specializes in speed, rather than stamina, he eventually can't keep up any longer and gets crushed as the steamroller catches up to him, just like how he killed his victim by attacking him from behind.
** Reiko Mitamura, the Ultimate Proofreader, is ThePerfectionist, and killed a student to prevent people from learning that she cheated on a test. Monokuma then draws her name with a calligrapher's brush (Mitamura did calligraphy as a hobby), then [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impales her]], causing her blood to ruin the piece. He then crushes her body by stamping it with a "Perfect" stamp.
** Sora Hoshino, the Ultimate Astronomer, is [[ManOnFire burned alive]] by a telescopic lens magnifying the light of the sun, thus causing a constellation to form in trails of oil on the ground.
** Daichi Fukuda, the Ultimate Rock Climber, [[AccidentalMurder accidentally killed his victim]] by pushing her down the stairs. He's forced to climb a cliff alone, only for Monokuma to detonate explosives at the last moment, causing him to fall to his death.
** Anzu Sugiura, the Ultimate Waitress, was also suspected of a murder and secretly recruited as the Ultimate Poisoner. Her wrists are handcuffed behind her back and her legs are tied together with rope, like she did to her victims, and she's force fed poison while being attacked by poisonous animals.
** Sousuke Kagami, the mastermind, suffers all the previous executions in reverse order- he's poisoned, struck by rocks, set on fire, impaled and then crushed. Unlike Junko, he ''does not'' enjoy it.


* The Music/{{vocaloid}} songs series ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles The Seven Deadly Sins]]'' by Music/{{mothy}} has plenty of this:
** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkrwKCRJH-s Conchita]]", the titular character ''eats herself''.
** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Venomania]]", the duke is killed by a man dressed like a woman.
** In "Judgement", Marlon is sent to Hell with the ''exact same words he gave criminals''.
** In "Princess who Brought Sleep", Margarita commits suicide by drinking the poison she had given to everyone.

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* The Music/{{vocaloid}} songs Music/{{Vocaloid}} song series ''[[Franchise/EvilliousChronicles The Seven Deadly Sins]]'' by Music/{{mothy}} has plenty of this:
** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkrwKCRJH-s Conchita]]", Conchita]]" (Gluttony), the titular character ''eats herself''.
** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Venomania]]", Venomania]]" (Lust), the duke is killed by a man dressed like a woman.
** In "Judgement", Marlon "Judgement" (Greed), Gallerian is sent to Hell with the ''exact same words he gave criminals''.
** In "Princess who Who Brought Sleep", Sleep" (Sloth), Margarita commits suicide by drinking the poison she had given to everyone.

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* ''Fanfic/WeightOfTheWorld'': [[NationsAsPeople Atlas/Ciel]] creates the [[Room101 Transformation Institute]] and uses it to torture and brainwash groups of her people that she finds [[FantasticRacism "undesirable"]]. She is poisoned and loses half her limbs just as footage of the Institute is released to the public. While she would normally [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrect]] after "dying", the Institute causes her people to turn against and renounce their corrupt Kingdom. As a result, Atlas permanently dies because she hurt the people responsible for her existence.

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* "Blasphemous Rumours" by Music/DepecheMode tells the story of a girl who fails a suicide attempt, [[HeelFaithTurn converts to Christianity]] a couple of years later, only to get hit by a car and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath later die]]. The chorus even lampshades the trope: "I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors but I think that God's got a sick sense of humor/And when I die I expect to find him laughing."


** Then there was Vriska, whose murder of Tavros by impaling him on his own lance led to Terezi impaling ''her'' with a stabbing cane.

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** Then there was Vriska, whose murder of Tavros by impaling him on his own lance led to Terezi impaling ''her'' with a stabbing cane. (Further, she was stabbed InTheBack, after spending basically a lifetime doing this metaphorically and/or literally to others.)

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* In ''Literature/HelpNotWanted'', Ogrell Syn’Gorrsh was a SerialKiller who enjoyed [[ImAHumanitarian eating his victims]], or forcing them to resort to cannibalism to break their minds. He's EatenAlive by two wyverns.


* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The evil queen who wanted to be the ''most beautiful of all'' dies while being in disguise as an ugly old witch. Cornered on a cliff by the dwarfs, the disguised Queen then tries to knock a boulder loose and bellows "I'll fix ya! I'LL CRUSH YOUR BONES!!" She cackles madly...when suddenly, a bolt of lightning shatters the ledge she's standing on, sending the wicked Queen plummeting into her doom, shortly followed by the boulder falling after her. Don't even guess whose bones got crushed...

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* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The evil queen who wanted to be the ''most beautiful of all'' dies while being in disguise as an ugly old witch. Cornered on a cliff by the dwarfs, the disguised Queen then tries to knock a boulder loose and bellows "I'll fix ya! I'LL CRUSH YOUR BONES!!" She cackles madly...when suddenly, a bolt of lightning shatters the ledge she's standing on, sending the wicked Queen plummeting into to her doom, shortly followed by the boulder falling after her. Don't even guess whose bones got crushed...



* Jason's life went really went downhill after the whole "[[WomanScorned dump the girl who murdered her family members for love of you]]" thing. Years later, when he'd been abandoned by all, he found the rotting wreck of the Argo, the ship that had carried him to glory and now lying forgotten and useless, much like himself. He fell asleep under the wreck, and the prow fell apart and fell on his head, crushing it.

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* [[Theatre/{{Medea}} Jason's life went really went downhill downhill]] after the whole "[[WomanScorned dump the girl who murdered her family members for love of you]]" thing. Years later, when he'd been abandoned by all, he found the rotting wreck of the Argo, the ship that had carried him to glory and now lying forgotten and useless, much like himself. He fell asleep under the wreck, and the prow fell apart and fell on his head, crushing it.



** Earlier in the strip [[spoiler: Durkon]] is relieved that since he'll return home posthumously, he won't be eaten by some monster. How does he die? [[spoiler: his blood is drained by a vampire]].

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** Earlier in the strip [[spoiler: Durkon]] is relieved that since he'll return home posthumously, he won't be eaten by some monster. How does he die? [[spoiler: his His blood is drained by a vampire]].vampire.]]



-->One (1) individual found [[NotEnoughToBury dismembered]] inside the "House of Mirrors" attraction. Left arm was found sixteen feet to the north from the torso. Left leg was found inverted and attached to the ceiling by sinews. [[IAmAHumanitarian Right leg was found in the possession of Subject 79, partially consumed]] (forensic analysis indicates that teeth marks found on flesh and bone of said leg are human in origin). To date, no trace of right arm has been found. ([[AndIMustScream alive]])

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-->One (1) individual found [[NotEnoughToBury dismembered]] inside the "House of Mirrors" attraction. Left arm was found sixteen feet to the north from the torso. Left leg was found inverted and attached to the ceiling by sinews. [[IAmAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian Right leg was found in the possession of Subject 79, partially consumed]] (forensic analysis indicates that teeth marks found on flesh and bone of said leg are human in origin). To date, no trace of right arm has been found. ([[AndIMustScream alive]])

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