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* This is played with in an episode of "[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life]]", "The Lounge Singer". Filbert is so afraid of singing badly that he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] everyone will always hate him for his failure as a singer, to the point where his favorite celebrity desecrates his grave.

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* This is played with in an episode of "[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life]]", ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', "The Lounge Singer". Filbert is so afraid of singing badly that he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] everyone will always hate him for his failure as a singer, singer (all he did was cough "a-hem"), to the point where his favorite celebrity desecrates his grave.

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* The grave of [[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11597798/nancy-green Nancy Green]] has the epitaph "IDIOT." To make it worse, this was the family burial plot, indicating that a relative did this.


* In ''Film/TheGravedancers'', Harris, Sid and Kira discover that the graves that they desecrated where in a section of the cemetery reserved for town did not want buried with the rest of the dead: violent criminals, the mentally ill, etc. Kira is especially disturbed to discover that the tombstone of William Langer--the grave she danced upon--has the epitaph "GOOD RIDDANCE".

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* In ''Film/TheGravedancers'', Harris, Sid Sid, and Kira discover that the graves that they desecrated where were in a section of the cemetery reserved for people the town did not want to be buried with the rest of the dead: violent criminals, the mentally ill, etc. Kira is especially disturbed to discover that the tombstone of William Langer--the grave she danced upon--has the epitaph "GOOD RIDDANCE".

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6944617/1/The-Funeral-Rites-of-Tributes The Funeral Rites of Tributes]],'' District 1 tributes who die in the Hunger Games are seen as failures. When they're shipped home, their bodies are thrown into a pit and left to decay.


* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' the sentence for those who betray and try to kill members of the royal family is execution and burial in an unmarked grave at an undisclosed location. When [[spoiler:Zen's first "friend" turned out to be part of a plot to kill him to get back at his brother for something the elder prince had done even he didn't know where the traitor was buried and couldn't pay his respects, though Mitsuhide did retrieve an ornament from the young man's bow to give to Zen]].

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* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'' the sentence for those who betray and try to kill members of the royal family is execution and burial in an unmarked grave at an undisclosed location. When [[spoiler:Zen's first "friend" turned out to be part of a plot to kill him to get back at his brother for something the elder prince had done even he didn't know where the traitor was buried and couldn't pay his respects, though Mitsuhide did retrieve an ornament from the young man's bow to give to Zen]].


** Mapleshade killed Ravenwing. After his Clan buried him, she dug him up and left him for hawks to eat.

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** Mapleshade killed Ravenwing. Ravenwing in revenge for him getting her and her kits kicked out of [=ThunderClan=]. After his Clan buried him, she dug him up and left him for hawks his corpse to eat.be eaten by hawks.


** [[spoiler: After the truth comes out about Héctor and Ernesto de la Cruz, the memorial dedicated to Ernesto appears to be condemned one year later. A bust of him is shown to be covered by a sign that says "FORGET YOU."]]

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** [[spoiler: After the truth comes out about Héctor and Ernesto de la Cruz, the memorial dedicated to Ernesto appears to be condemned one year later. A bust of him is shown to be covered by has a sign around its neck that says "FORGET YOU."]]


* In ''Theatre/{{Antigone}}'', King Creon orders that the body of Polyneices (who had attacked the city to claim kingship) should be left unburied.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Antigone}}'', King Creon orders that the body of Polyneices (who had attacked the city to claim kingship) should be left unburied.unburied as a means of punishing him. Antigone, the sister of Polyneices, does not agree with this, and seeks to bury her brother in defiance of Creon's edict.


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** When a Clan person is "cursed with death", part of the punishment involves the personís spirit being left to find its way to the afterlife without the usual funeral rites. However, the personís belongings will be ceremonially burned so that the deceased will have nothing to hold said deceased back.

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** When a Clan person is "cursed with death", part of the punishment involves the personís spirit being left to find its way to the afterlife without the usual funeral rites. However, the personís belongings will be ceremonially burned so that the deceased "deceased" will have nothing to hold said deceased them back.


** If a dead Clan cat has committed a grave crime, they may be denied the traditional funeral rites of sharing tongues[[note]]the deceased cat's loved ones grooming them a final time before burial[[/note]] and their Clanmates sitting the night vigil by the body. When Clawface, a [=ShadowClan=] warrior turned rogue who murdered Spottedleaf and kidnapped a litter of [=ThunderClan=] kits, is killed on a raid on the [=ThunderClan=] camp, his body is buried without any ceremony as punishment for his crimes.

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** If a dead Clan cat has committed a grave crime, they that cat may be denied the traditional funeral rites of sharing tongues[[note]]the deceased cat's loved ones grooming them the cat a final time before burial[[/note]] and their the catís Clanmates sitting the night vigil by the body. When Clawface, a [=ShadowClan=] warrior turned rogue who murdered Spottedleaf and kidnapped a litter of [=ThunderClan=] kits, is killed on a raid on the [=ThunderClan=] camp, his body is buried without any ceremony as punishment for his crimes.



** When a Clan person is "cursed with death", part of the punishment involves their spirit being left to find its way to the afterlife without the usual funeral rites. However, their belongings will be ceremonially burned so that they will have nothing to hold them back.

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** When a Clan person is "cursed with death", part of the punishment involves their the personís spirit being left to find its way to the afterlife without the usual funeral rites. However, their the personís belongings will be ceremonially burned so that they the deceased will have nothing to hold them said deceased back.


As a punishment that transcends even death itself, condemning someone's body to such a fate is usually reserved for the worst of the worst among a society, but the reasoning behind it varies. It could simply be a form of LastDisrespects, where the deceased's crimes are [[MoralEventHorizon just so heinous]] that the deceased is deemed unworthy of the fond farewell and remembrance of a traditional funeral. Or worse yet, [[UnPerson unworthy of any remembrance at all]]. If a culture considers its traditional rites important to a soul's safe passage to the beyond, then they can withhold the rites to ensure the wicked soul's damnation, or leave said soul BarredFromTheAfterlife entirely (which would be blasphemous itself, trying to rob God(s) out of the choice). Finally, if they know [[ThePunishment how the latter can backfire]], they can opt for the other extreme and render them DeaderThanDead, disposing of the body in a way that ensures they ''won't'' return and continue to torment the living.

The methods also vary. Perhaps their bodies are buried in an isolated location away from those of the rest of their community, or their graves are left unmarked. Maybe a culture that usually preserves their dead will instead destroy the corpse of a wicked person. Often bodies are [[DeadGuyOnDisplay publicly exhibited]] to MakeAnExampleOfThem to show someone else down the line the price they will pay for messing with the wrong people. Or they could simply leave the body to rot or get eaten by the local wildlife. Whatever the case, they treat the bodies of bad people differently than those of everyone else.

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As a punishment that transcends even death itself, condemning someone's body to such a fate is usually reserved for the worst of the worst among a society, but the reasoning behind it varies. It could simply be a form of LastDisrespects, where the deceased's crimes are [[MoralEventHorizon just so heinous]] that the deceased is deemed unworthy of the fond farewell and remembrance of a traditional funeral. Or worse yet, [[UnPerson unworthy of any remembrance at all]]. If a culture considers its traditional rites important to a soul's safe passage to the beyond, then they can withhold the rites to ensure the wicked soul's damnation, or leave said soul BarredFromTheAfterlife entirely (which would be blasphemous itself, trying to rob God(s) out of the choice). Finally, if they know [[ThePunishment how the latter can backfire]], they can opt for the other extreme and render them that soul DeaderThanDead, disposing of the body in a way that ensures they the dead one ''won't'' return and continue to torment the living.

The methods also vary. Perhaps their the deadís bodies are buried in an isolated location away from those of the rest of their community, or their graves are left unmarked. Maybe a culture that usually preserves their dead will instead destroy the corpse of a wicked person. Often bodies are [[DeadGuyOnDisplay publicly exhibited]] to MakeAnExampleOfThem to show someone else down the line the price they will pay for messing with the wrong people. Or they could simply leave the body to rot or get eaten by the local wildlife. Whatever the case, they treat the bodies of bad people differently than those of everyone else.


This trope is where, due to some crime or sin a deceased person committed in life, they are denied some or all of the funerary rites that are normally DueToTheDead.

As a punishment that transcends even death itself, condemning someone's body to such a fate is usually reserved for the worst of the worst among a society, but the reasoning behind it varies. It could simply be a form of LastDisrespects, where the deceased's crimes are [[MoralEventHorizon just so heinous]] that they're deemed unworthy of the fond farewell and remembrance of a traditional funeral. Or worse yet, [[UnPerson unworthy of any remembrance at all]]. If a culture considers its traditional rites important to a soul's safe passage to the beyond, then they can withhold the rites to ensure the wicked soul's damnation, or leave them BarredFromTheAfterlife entirely (which would be blasphemous itself, trying to rob God(s) out of the choice). Finally, if they know [[ThePunishment how the latter can backfire]], they can opt for the other extreme and render them DeaderThanDead, disposing of the body in a way that ensures they ''won't'' return and continue to torment the living.

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This trope is where, due to some crime or sin a deceased person committed in life, they are that person is denied some or all of the funerary rites that are normally DueToTheDead.

As a punishment that transcends even death itself, condemning someone's body to such a fate is usually reserved for the worst of the worst among a society, but the reasoning behind it varies. It could simply be a form of LastDisrespects, where the deceased's crimes are [[MoralEventHorizon just so heinous]] that they're the deceased is deemed unworthy of the fond farewell and remembrance of a traditional funeral. Or worse yet, [[UnPerson unworthy of any remembrance at all]]. If a culture considers its traditional rites important to a soul's safe passage to the beyond, then they can withhold the rites to ensure the wicked soul's damnation, or leave them said soul BarredFromTheAfterlife entirely (which would be blasphemous itself, trying to rob God(s) out of the choice). Finally, if they know [[ThePunishment how the latter can backfire]], they can opt for the other extreme and render them DeaderThanDead, disposing of the body in a way that ensures they ''won't'' return and continue to torment the living.


* In an episode of "[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life]]", "The Lounge Singer", Filbert is so afraid of singing badly that he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] everyone hating him for his failure as a singer, to the point where his favorite celebrity desecrates his grave.

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* In This is played with in an episode of "[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life]]", "The Lounge Singer", Singer". Filbert is so afraid of singing badly that he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] everyone hating will always hate him for his failure as a singer, to the point where his favorite celebrity desecrates his grave.


* In an episode of "Rocko's Modern Life", "The Lounge Singer", Filbert is so afraid of singing badly that he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] everyone hating him for his failure as a singer, to the point where his favorite celebrity desecrates his grave.

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* In an episode of "Rocko's "[[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko's Modern Life", Life]]", "The Lounge Singer", Filbert is so afraid of singing badly that he [[ImagineSpot imagines]] everyone hating him for his failure as a singer, to the point where his favorite celebrity desecrates his grave.

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