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* ''Film/ArmyOfTheDead'': A horrific and fatal case happens with [[spoiler:Maria Cruz]] ending up victim of a NeckSnap by an Alpha zombie. For added horror, part of her vertebral column springs out.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': A crossover with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' in "Say Uncle" leads to a sight gag involving characters' heads detaching from their bodies. This ends up happening briefly to Amethyst when the heads come back down to Earth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': A crossover with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' in "Say Uncle" leads to a sight gag involving characters' heads detaching from their bodies. This ends up happening briefly to Amethyst when the heads come back down to Earth. Notably, due to her outfit, it can be hard to tell her head ''is'' on backwards until she points it out.

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* ''Film/KungFuHustle'': This is the fate of Brother Sum, after he pissed off the Beast in the wrong way.


* Happens to Amethyst briefly in ''[[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Steven Universe's]]'' [[BizarroEpisode crossover]] with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.

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* Happens ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': A crossover with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' in "Say Uncle" leads to a sight gag involving characters' heads detaching from their bodies. This ends up happening briefly to Amethyst briefly in ''[[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Steven Universe's]]'' [[BizarroEpisode crossover]] with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.when the heads come back down to Earth.
-->'''Amethyst:''' ''My head is on backward!''

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* ''Series/{{Passions}}'' has this happen to Norma and Edna Wallace after Kay tries to [[LegoBodyParts fix her last mishap with them]].


* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Neptune's Spatula", King Neptune blasts Patrick to cinders. He revives him, only with his face on his butt.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Neptune's Spatula", King Neptune blasts Patrick to cinders. He revives him, only with his face on his butt.



* Happens to Moredcai in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', caused by a rap battle of all things.

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* Happens to Moredcai Mordecai in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', caused by a rap battle of all things.

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* The people being owls in ''Webcomic/RealmOfOwls'', [[https://realmofowls.com/comics/das-law heads turning backwards]] are [[https://realmofowls.com/comics/greater-glarer-of-the-crater a norm]] rather than an exception, but it still [[https://realmofowls.com/comics/fan-mail-to-lord-part-7 works as a comedic effect]].


When a [[{{Telefrag}} freak teleportation accident]], [[LosingYourHead head reattachment]] [[EpicFail gone wrong]] or some other strange occurrence ends up with a character's head on or turned the wrong way. Very likely to happen after a CraniumChase.

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When a [[{{Telefrag}} [[TeleporterAccident freak teleportation accident]], [[LosingYourHead head reattachment]] [[EpicFail gone wrong]] or some other strange occurrence ends up with a character's head on or turned the wrong way. Very likely to happen after a CraniumChase.

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* In ''Film/Deadpool2'', the titular character ends up having his head turned backward after a crash. Him being Deadpool, he merely comments that "something is wrong", then snaps his head back to place.

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* In the anime of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', this is how [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira]] meets his grisly end. And the audience gets to see it happen to make sure they know he died.


Should not be confused with ExorcistHead, which is about the head turning around abnormally on purpose, and usually in a horrofic context.

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Should not be confused with ExorcistHead, which is about the head turning around abnormally on purpose, and usually in a horrofic horrific context.



* Deliberately invoked in ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'', where some of Motley's moth-keepers are reMade this way to allow them to safely view the moths through mirrors while the rest of their bodies are directed towards them.

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* Deliberately invoked in ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'', where some of Motley's moth-keepers are reMade remade this way to allow them to safely view the moths through mirrors while the rest of their bodies are directed towards them.

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* Very subtly done with a dead body in Series/TheMist where dark pants obscure what direction the legs are facing and there is a close-up of the shirt tag sticking out directly below his chin.


* There's a Creator/LaurelAndHardy short where they run into some big guy who threatens to "turn their heads north and south" if they don't stop annoying him. The final scene shows them with their heads on backwards.

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* There's a Creator/LaurelAndHardy short where they run into some big guy who threatens to "turn their heads north and south" if they don't stop annoying him. The final scene shows them with their heads on backwards. Results in Oliver telling Stan "Well, Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" And Stan whines "But I couldn't help it! You always picked on me!"

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Should not be confused with ExorcistHead, which is about the head turning around abnormally on purpose, and usually in a horrofic context.


* The hero of "The Two Brothers" from the Creator/BrothersGrimm collection is beheaded in his sleep by a wicked marshal. When [[TheBeastmaster the hero's]] train of [[LoyalAnimalCompanion animal companions]] find him, they send the hare to fetch a magic root that can restore people back to life. It works, but the not-too-bright animals have put his head on the wrong way. The hero does not immediately realize this due to being lovesick, and only when he tries to eat lunch he notices there is something amiss. The animals fess up to their mistake, and the lion mends the damage by [[DeathIsCheap ripping the head off]], then putting it back on the right way with the magic root.

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* The hero of "The Two Brothers" from the Creator/BrothersGrimm collection "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, is beheaded in his sleep by a wicked marshal. When [[TheBeastmaster the hero's]] train of [[LoyalAnimalCompanion animal companions]] find him, they send the hare to fetch a magic root that can restore people back to life. It works, but the not-too-bright animals have put his head on the wrong way. The hero does not immediately realize this due to being lovesick, and only when he tries to eat lunch he notices there is something amiss. The animals fess up to their mistake, and the lion mends the damage by [[DeathIsCheap ripping the head off]], then putting it back on the right way with the magic root.

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