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-->'''Sacharissa''': William, do you realize you are robbing a corpse?\\

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-->'''Sacharissa''': --->'''Sacharissa''': William, do you realize you are robbing a corpse?\\


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** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', [[SergeantRock Sergeant Jackrum]] has a similarly pragmatic approach. Bury a fallen enemy and say what prayers you can, but check his boots first. "No soldier will let grub or good boots go to waste."

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* ''ComicBook/SimonSaysNaziHunter'': Simon accuses an American soldier named Tony of this when he sees Tony has a lighter that looks exactly like the one that belonged to a dead friend of Simon's named Luca. He even notes the quote from Genesis engraved on the lighter's side.

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-->'''Shepard''': Stealing from the dead? That's pretty low.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' once found a dead alien in the back of Jerry's car. Rick's reaction? "Dibs on his stuff!"


-->''Am I really going to defile a grave for money? Of course I am!''

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-->''Am -->'''Krabs''': Am I really going to defile a grave for money? Of ''Of course I am!''


* Uh, ''Franchise/TombRaider''. Well, [[CaptainObvious that's kind of how the game got its name...]]

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* Uh, ''Franchise/TombRaider''. Well, [[CaptainObvious that's That's kind of how the game got its name...]]name.


--> '''Tallis:''' The Montfort family inherited this mountain from a clan of Nevarran dragon-hunters. Well, maybe inherited is the wrong word. What do you call it when you kill someone in order to get all their stuff?\\

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--> ---> '''Tallis:''' The Montfort family inherited this mountain from a clan of Nevarran dragon-hunters. Well, maybe inherited is the wrong word. What do you call it when you kill someone in order to get all their stuff?\\


** ''Beyond CastleWolfenstein'': marks (money), passes.

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** ''Beyond CastleWolfenstein'': VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein'': marks (money), passes.



*** In another mission in the ''Dawnguard'' expansion, you're accompanied by the ghost of an adventurer who died while exploring a cave complex. When you find her body she suggests that you search her corpse for her journal, but if you strip her armor as well she'll complain that you could've at least left her with her dignity.

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*** In another mission in the ''Dawnguard'' expansion, you're accompanied by the ghost of an adventurer who died while exploring a cave complex. When you find her body she suggests that you search her corpse for her journal, but if you strip her armor as well well, she'll complain that you could've at least left her with her dignity.



* In one mission in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' you track down a dwarven merchant and kill the mercenaries he hired. If you decide to spare him, the guy decides to start his new life away from Kirkwall by looting his now-dead mercenaries' corpses. His comments are comedy gold. The frequency of this trope in role-playing games is also lampshaded repeatedly throughout the game.
** From the "''Mark of the Assassin''" DLC:

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' has a few examples.
** Apart from generally looting the bodies of enemies in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', there are some elven tombs encountered during the "Nature of the Beast" quest which can be entered via an ancient ritual, and plundered of their contents.
*** The same is true of the Avvar crypt beneath Vigil's Keep in the ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' expansion.
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In one mission in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII,'' you track down a dwarven merchant and kill the mercenaries he hired. If you decide to spare him, the guy decides to start his new life away from Kirkwall by looting his now-dead mercenaries' corpses. His comments are comedy gold. The frequency of this trope in role-playing games is also lampshaded repeatedly throughout the game.
** *** Invoked by Zevran, should Hawke perform the Act 3 quest to track him down; after you kill the people who are after him, he advises you to loot the bodies before talking to him.
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From the "''Mark ''Mark of the Assassin''" Assassin'' DLC:



'''[[DeadpanSnarker Silly!Hawke]]''': "Adventuring!"\\
'''[[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Diplomatic!Hawke]]''': "Murder?"\\

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'''[[DeadpanSnarker Silly!Hawke]]''': "Adventuring!"\\
Adventuring!\\
'''[[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Diplomatic!Hawke]]''': "Murder?"\\Murder?\\



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', a Dalish clan on the Exalted Plains can direct the Inquisitor to the nearby ancient burial ground of their people, which is being plagued by demons. The Inquisitor can go there and deal with the demons, and can optionally destroy several graves to take their treasures. If this is done before reporting back to the clan that the demons are destroyed, it costs some approval with them. However, if the Inquisitor goes back ''after'' reporting to the clan and plunders the graves then, there are no repercussions, and this is actually necessary to assemble a key which allows the Inquisitor to enter the nearby mausoleum (which contains some unique treasures as well as a couple opportunities for XP grinding).




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* In the first game of the ''VideoGame/HeroOfTheKingdom'' series, the hero can optionally [[DesecratingTheDead desecrate]] a few graves to acquire treasure, at the cost of a few "fame" points with the locals.



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* Zig-zagged in ''Hitman'' series: as a core gameplay mechanic, the player needs to take away the clothes from a person he pacified or killed. However, if the downed [=NPC=] is a female or a civilian, he's unallowed to do so.


Most often the theft happens because the property in question has a great value, or the thief has great need of it, despite cultural requirements to inter it with the body. (When the property is considered legitimately removed, see PersonalEffectsReveal). As such, the act occurs most under dramatic circumstances, making it a premium storytelling device.

People in an emergency situation, especially an apocalypse scenario, will [[DisasterScavengers procure what they need to survive wherever they can]], and while the issue of morality may arise, it typically loses to pragmatism. Similarly, it's very common for soldiers to take equipment, both from the enemy dead and their own. This is typically accepted, as they need the equipment, most of their allies' gear is technically considered property of their military organization, and they are not inclined to care about the dignity of the enemy. In a war setting, this is usually at least implied to be TheScrounger's primary source of supplies.

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Most often the theft happens because the property in question has a great value, or the thief has great need of it, despite cultural requirements to inter it with the body. (When the property is considered legitimately removed, see PersonalEffectsReveal). As such, the act occurs most under dramatic circumstances, making it a premium storytelling device.

People in an emergency situation, especially an apocalypse scenario, will [[DisasterScavengers procure what they need to survive wherever they can]], and while the issue of morality may arise, it typically loses to pragmatism. Similarly, it's very common for soldiers to take equipment, both from the enemy dead and their own. This is typically accepted, as they need the equipment, most of their allies' gear is technically considered the property of their military organization, and they are not inclined to care about the dignity of the enemy. In a war setting, this is usually at least implied to be TheScrounger's primary source of supplies.



** In an anime-only sequence, Jean's equipment jams in the middle of battle and leaves him stranded on the ground. He ends up having to steal the equipment from a classmate's mangled body, and initially hesitates before accepting he's got no other choice.

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** In an anime-only sequence, Jean's equipment jams in the middle of battle and leaves him stranded on the ground. He ends up having to steal the equipment from a classmate's mangled body, body and initially hesitates before accepting he's got no other choice.



** Following the Day of Chaos, the managers of the new mass graves in the Cursed Earth collude with local criminals to mine the graves and loot the victims's corpses of any valuables. In the process one enslaved laborer finds a highly technologically advanced wristband device which belonged to a dead time traveler from the future that he uses to escape.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' had an entire ''secret society'' devoted to this, called "The Vultures". They originally formed as a group of scavenging thieves who roamed battlefields and looted the bodies of fallen knights, and grew into an underground criminal organization. They're recognizable by their bald heads (even female members) and large V tattoos on their scalp.

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** Following the Day of Chaos, the managers of the new mass graves in the Cursed Earth collude with local criminals to mine the graves and loot the victims's victims' corpses of any valuables. In the process process, one enslaved laborer finds a highly technologically advanced wristband device which belonged to a dead time traveler from the future that he uses to escape.
* ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'' had an entire ''secret society'' devoted to this, called "The Vultures". They originally formed as a group of scavenging thieves who roamed battlefields and looted the bodies of fallen knights, knights and grew into an underground criminal organization. They're recognizable by their bald heads (even female members) and large V tattoos on their scalp.



* At the beginning of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol2009'', Scrooge takes the coins right off the eyes of Marley's corpse, muttering, "Tuppence is tuppence", [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishing his character]] as a miser, and his lack of respect for the dead in general and his old partner in particular.
* Near the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', the eponymous robot notices that his treads are wearing out and casually jacks some new ones off of a non-functioning WALL•E unit. It's implied he'd been doing this for hundreds of years, because he was the only WALL•E that started.

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* At the beginning of Disney's ''WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol2009'', Scrooge takes the coins right off the eyes of Marley's corpse, muttering, "Tuppence is tuppence", [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishing his character]] as a miser, miser and his lack of respect for the dead in general and his old partner in particular.
* Near the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', the eponymous robot notices that his treads are wearing out and casually jacks some new ones off of a non-functioning WALL•E unit. It's implied he'd been doing this for hundreds of years, years because he was the only WALL•E that started.



* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': The Brothers [=McManus=] are forced to kill a pair of [[TheMafiya Russian mobsters]] in self defense. Immediately after, Murphy loots their bodies, taking their guns and money, before taking Connor to a hospital. They fence the stolen guns and use the proceeds to purchase their ChekhovsArmory.

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* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': The Brothers [=McManus=] are forced to kill a pair of [[TheMafiya Russian mobsters]] in self defense.self-defense. Immediately after, Murphy loots their bodies, taking their guns and money, before taking Connor to a hospital. They fence the stolen guns and use the proceeds to purchase their ChekhovsArmory.



* In the opening scene of ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', the hitman Nicoli kills a Marseille detective in an alley, then takes a piece of the the baguette loaf the detective had been carrying.

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* In the opening scene of ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', the hitman Nicoli kills a Marseille detective in an alley, then takes a piece of the the baguette loaf the detective had been carrying.



* ''Literature/TheRadix'': Downplayed. One of the asylum's guards is eating a cake he bought for two bucks since someone ordered it, but never picked it up. On the cake's frosting there are words: "Happy Ninety-first Birthday Uncle Fred". Guard's only comment is "His loss is my gain". [[spoiler:Which makes said guard's decapitation by Borgias a pathetic kind of Karmic Death.]]

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* ''Literature/TheRadix'': Downplayed. One of the asylum's guards is eating a cake he bought for two bucks since someone ordered it, it but never picked it up. On the cake's frosting frosting, there are words: "Happy Ninety-first Birthday Uncle Fred". Guard's only comment is "His loss is my gain". [[spoiler:Which makes said guard's decapitation by Borgias a pathetic kind of Karmic Death.]]



** One of the explorers listed in ''The Discworld Mapp'' was a member of the Royal Sto Plains Riflers, famed for their bravery in battle - entirely with a view to ensuring there were plenty of boots and gold teeth to collect afterwards. Some of them entered battle armed with nothing except shoehorns and pliers.

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** One of the explorers listed in ''The Discworld Mapp'' was a member of the Royal Sto Plains Riflers, famed for their bravery in battle - entirely with a view to ensuring there were plenty of boots and gold teeth to collect afterwards.afterward. Some of them entered battle armed with nothing except shoehorns and pliers.



-->'''Sacharissa''': William, do you realise you are robbing a corpse?\\

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-->'''Sacharissa''': William, do you realise realize you are robbing a corpse?\\



** And Bill Weasley works as a cursebreaker for Gringott's tomb raiding expeditions in Egypt.

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** And Bill Weasley works as a cursebreaker curse-breaker for Gringott's tomb raiding expeditions in Egypt.



-->''"What's this game of yours I hear about? - crawling round on No-Man's Land at night, and collecting little souvenirs? The souvenir you'll certainly collect will come from a machine-gun."''

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-->''"What's this game of yours I hear about? - crawling round 'round on No-Man's Land at night, and collecting little souvenirs? The souvenir you'll certainly collect will come from a machine-gun."''



* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse explains that surviving Alderaanians often ask for a BurialInSpace among the shards of their destroyed homeworld, while others make pilgrimages to the site to leave behind tokens for the dead. As such, there's enough looters who trawl the asteroids for things to steal that [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Tycho Celchu]] considers destroying the offering he makes during his Return.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse explains that surviving Alderaanians often ask for a BurialInSpace among the shards of their destroyed homeworld, while others make pilgrimages to the site to leave behind tokens for the dead. As such, there's there are enough looters who trawl the asteroids for things to steal that [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Tycho Celchu]] considers destroying the offering he makes during his Return.



* ''Literature/TheHeroes'' mentions a number of times that "pickers" often make their fortunes by looting battlefields after the fighting is over. Several characters in the end show up wearing the equipment of other characters who have died.
* ''In Honour Bound'', by Gerald Seymour. An American mercenary fighting with the Mujahideen has to find a Soviet corpse with the same foot size every few months, as his boots keep getting worn down trapping over the mountains of Afghanistan.

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* ''Literature/TheHeroes'' mentions a number of times that "pickers" often make their fortunes by looting battlefields after the fighting is over. Several characters characters, in the end end, show up wearing the equipment of other characters who have died.
* ''In Honour Bound'', Bound'' by Gerald Seymour. An Seymour, an American mercenary fighting with the Mujahideen has to find a Soviet corpse with the same foot size every few months, as his boots keep getting worn down trapping over the mountains of Afghanistan.



* On ''Series/{{Copper}}'', the police officers routinely loot the dead bodies they are sent to investigate. The main characters limit themselves to taking the possessions of criminals they kill in the line of duty. Sgt. Byrnes on the other hand, prefers to personally 'investigate' the death of any person without living relatives and steal anything valuable he finds in their homes. This finally catches up to him when [[spoiler: he eats the cake belonging to a dead dentist and fails to realize that the cake was laced with arsenic]].

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* On ''Series/{{Copper}}'', the police officers routinely loot the dead bodies they are sent to investigate. The main characters limit themselves to taking the possessions of criminals they kill in the line of duty. Sgt. Byrnes Byrnes, on the other hand, prefers to personally 'investigate' the death of any person without living relatives and steal anything valuable he finds in their homes. This finally catches up to him when [[spoiler: he eats the cake belonging to a dead dentist and fails to realize that the cake was laced with arsenic]].



** Dwight Dixon robs Chuck's father's grave in order to get his gold pocketwatch.

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** Dwight Dixon robs Chuck's father's grave in order to get his gold pocketwatch.pocket watch.



** The Hound is quite pragmatic about death and is seen several times taking food from people he has killed or who happen to be dead. For example after [[BadassAndChildDuo Arya and the Hound]] slaughter some Frey bannerman seated around a campfire, the Hound sits down and eats their food afterward. Most often it's food, or once he took boots from a guy he executed by hanging.

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** The Hound is quite pragmatic about death and is seen several times taking food from people he has killed or who happen to be dead. For example example, after [[BadassAndChildDuo Arya and the Hound]] slaughter some Frey bannerman seated around a campfire, the Hound sits down and eats their food afterward. Most often it's food, or once he took boots from a guy he executed by hanging.



* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter kills a paedophile who was stalking his girlfriend's daughter in his home. While he was dragging his corpse out, he remembers a phone call from his girlfriend who asked him to pick up some milk for the kids. So he steals a carton of milk from his victim's fridge.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Dexter kills a paedophile pedophile who was stalking his girlfriend's daughter in his home. While he was dragging his corpse out, he remembers a phone call from his girlfriend who asked him to pick up some milk for the kids. So he steals a carton of milk from his victim's fridge.



* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "The Frogs and the Lobsters": French Republican soldiers are seen taking things from the slaughtered French Royalists after their mission near Muzillac fails. One of the Republican soldiers pays for it with his life, because Mr Bowles (a petty officer in British Royal Navy) just pretends he's dead and kills him because he needs his uniform to disguise himself.

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "The Frogs and the Lobsters": French Republican soldiers are seen taking things from the slaughtered French Royalists after their mission near Muzillac fails. One of the Republican soldiers pays for it with his life, because Mr Mr. Bowles (a petty officer in British Royal Navy) just pretends he's dead and kills him because he needs his uniform to disguise himself.



* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Every ork engages in this, though they're more interested in teef and weapons than gold (which isn't to say they won't take shiny things). Lootas are orks who specialize in, well, looting, and have some of the biggest guns around. Chaos forces are more interested in desecrating the dead and Tyranids in eating them.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Every ork Ork engages in this, though they're more interested in teef and weapons than gold (which isn't to say they won't take shiny things). Lootas are orks Orks who specialize in, well, looting, and have some of the biggest guns around. Chaos forces are more interested in desecrating the dead and Tyranids in eating them.



* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games from II onwards allow you to rob any guards you kill of money, knives, crossbow bolts, medicine and other items that one would need. However, the crowd will voice their displeasure and guards will attack if they catch you in the act.

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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games from II onwards allow you to rob any guards you kill of money, knives, crossbow bolts, medicine medicine, and other items that one would need. However, the crowd will voice their displeasure and guards will attack if they catch you in the act.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' adopts a more traditional form of videogame murder-robbery: one of the main ways to get new weapons is to take them off of freshly-killed enemies, and since in this game [[BreakableWeapons all weapons break]], players will be resorting to it on a regular basis. This goes double for arrows, which can no longer be found in grass and under rocks; treasure chests containing arrows are somewhat rare, and shopkeepers sell out quickly ant take a long time to restock, but most enemies carrying bows drop arrows when killed.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' adopts a more traditional form of videogame murder-robbery: one of the main ways to get new weapons is to take them off of freshly-killed enemies, and since in this game [[BreakableWeapons all weapons break]], players will be resorting to it on a regular basis. This goes double for arrows, which can no longer be found in grass and under rocks; treasure chests containing arrows are somewhat rare, and shopkeepers sell out quickly ant and take a long time to restock, but most enemies carrying bows drop arrows when killed.



* ''{{VideoGame/Pharaoh}}'''s expansion adds Tomb Robbers, thieves who'll head for a monument (instead of the palace or tax office) to help themselves to the stored funeral goods inside. While this usually isn't much of a loss, your kingdom rating takes a hit.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Pharaoh}}'''s expansion adds Tomb Robbers, thieves who'll that'll head for a monument (instead of the palace or tax office) to help themselves to the stored funeral goods inside. While this usually isn't much of a loss, your kingdom rating takes a hit.



* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has dead bodies strewn everywhere. Sometimes they have weapons or other helpful items that you can take for yourself. If a fellow player has died, you can loot their fresh corpse of their gear and it's usually encouraged since a full geared survivor has a better chance of surviving than one that is just scraping by.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has dead bodies strewn everywhere. Sometimes they have weapons or other helpful items that you can take for yourself. If a fellow player has died, you can loot their the fresh corpse of their gear and it's usually encouraged since a full geared survivor has a better chance of surviving than one that is just scraping by.



** Very common throughout the series, whether its looting the corpses of recently slain enemies or robbing tombs/coffins/urns and the like. There are at least a couple of cases where you're called out on it.

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** Very common throughout the series, whether its it's looting the corpses of recently slain enemies or robbing tombs/coffins/urns and the like. There are at least a couple of cases where you're called out on it.



*** When you enter Solitude for the first time, you see a man being executed. If you loot his corpse, all he has is an amulet of Talos. There is a unmarked quest from his sister asking you to retrieve the amulet from his body since she can't bring herself to do it. If you happen to already have the amulet when talking to her, she decides she doesn't want to know why.

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*** When you enter Solitude for the first time, you see a man being executed. If you loot his corpse, all he has is an amulet of Talos. There is a an unmarked quest from his sister asking you to retrieve the amulet from his body since she can't bring herself to do it. If you happen to already have the amulet when talking to her, she decides she doesn't want to know why.



* In one mission in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' you track down a dwarven merchant and kill the mercenaries he hired. If you decide to spare him, the guy decides to start his new life away from Kirkwall by looting his now-dead mercenaries' corpses. His comments are comedy gold. The frequency of this trope in role playing games is also lampshaded repeatedly throughout the game.

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* In one mission in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' you track down a dwarven merchant and kill the mercenaries he hired. If you decide to spare him, the guy decides to start his new life away from Kirkwall by looting his now-dead mercenaries' corpses. His comments are comedy gold. The frequency of this trope in role playing role-playing games is also lampshaded repeatedly throughout the game.



** He does the same thing in ''Meet the Scout'', when he interrupts a Heavy eating a Sandvich, kills him, and steals it. The Heavy gets vengeance in "Meet the Sandvich".
** Incidentally, the Heavy has an achievement relating to this occurrence, called "Don't Touch Sandvich" which involves killing a number of scouts with a specific weapon. The scout on the other hand, gets an achievement for taking the Heavy's sandvich ("Dodgers 1, Giants 0").

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** He does the same thing in ''Meet the Scout'', Scout'' when he interrupts a Heavy eating a Sandvich, kills him, and steals it. The Heavy gets vengeance in "Meet the Sandvich".
** Incidentally, the Heavy has an achievement relating to this occurrence, called "Don't Touch Sandvich" which involves killing a number of scouts with a specific weapon. The scout scout, on the other hand, gets an achievement for taking the Heavy's sandvich ("Dodgers 1, Giants 0").



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley loots [[spoiler:Zz'dtri]]'s corpse. Oddly enough, given the RPGMechanicsVerse, this trope does not appear more often, though given the amount of money Haley acquires in the dungeon crawl, she may have done it off-stage.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley loots [[spoiler:Zz'dtri]]'s corpse. Oddly enough, given the RPGMechanicsVerse, this trope does not appear more often, though though, given the amount of money Haley acquires in the dungeon crawl, she may have done it off-stage.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Luck Of The Fryrish", the cast goes to a graveyard intending to steal a seven leaf clover back from Fry's long-dead brother. Though some are up for that ''other'' type of GraveRobbing...

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Luck Of The Fryrish", the cast goes to a graveyard intending to steal a seven leaf seven-leaf clover back from Fry's long-dead brother. Though some are up for that ''other'' type of GraveRobbing...



* An odd variation in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Lisa's discovered evidence that suggest that Jebediah Springfield, the founder of Springfield, was actually a pirate and the missing link was a silver tongue. When his grave was opened up, there was no tongue, humiliating Lisa. However, she confronted the curator of the museum dedicated to Jebediah, who confessed to stealing the tongue while everyone was distracted, not being able to deal with the fact that he had devoted his life to the legend of a fraud. While they initially intend to reveal the truth to the townspeople, Lisa decides against it at the last second, realizing that the legend means more to Springfield than the truth is worth, and agrees to let Jebediah Springfields real past be forgotten.

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* An odd variation in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Lisa's discovered evidence that suggest suggests that Jebediah Springfield, the founder of Springfield, was actually a pirate and the missing link was a silver tongue. When his grave was opened up, there was no tongue, humiliating Lisa. However, she confronted the curator of the museum dedicated to Jebediah, who confessed to stealing the tongue while everyone was distracted, not being able to deal with the fact that he had devoted his life to the legend of a fraud. While they initially intend to reveal the truth to the townspeople, Lisa decides against it at the last second, realizing that the legend means more to Springfield than the truth is worth, worth and agrees to let Jebediah Springfields Springfield's real past be forgotten.



* Ancient Egyptian pharaohs were buried with huge wealth, in the belief that these things would go to the afterlife with them. The artifacts are now the main source of Egyptian archaeological information, but most of the tombs were robbed thousands of years ago, long before any archeologists got there. Even the famous Tutankhamun's tomb seems to have been burglarized and resealed, though for whatever reason the thieves didnt rob the inner chambers.

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* Ancient Egyptian pharaohs were buried with huge wealth, in the belief that these things would go to the afterlife with them. The artifacts are now the main source of Egyptian archaeological information, but most of the tombs were robbed thousands of years ago, long before any archeologists got there. Even the famous Tutankhamun's tomb seems to have been burglarized and resealed, though for whatever reason the thieves didnt didn't rob the inner chambers.



* ''Standard practice'' among armies at war: the dead, friendly or enemy, can't use whatever they have, but you could and supplies may be cut, so it's better grab the fallen soldier's gun, food, and even ''clothes'' and not let it go to waste.

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* ''Standard practice'' among armies at war: the dead, friendly or enemy, can't use whatever they have, but you could and supplies may be cut, so it's better to grab the fallen soldier's gun, food, and even ''clothes'' and not let it go to waste.



* On July 5th, 1978, Robert Alton Harris and his brother Daniel kidnapped two teenagers in San Diego. After Robert shot and killed both teens, they stole the victims' car. They then ate the victims' unfinished hamburgers before using the stolen car to rob a bank. A witness followed the brothers home, and notified police, and they were arrested an hour after the robbery[[labelnote:Trivia]]in a coincidence, one of the arresting officers was the father of one of the murder victims, who was unaware at the time of either his son's murder or the fact that the men he was arresting were the culprits responsible for it[[/labelnote]]. Robert was executed in 1992 after being convicted of auto theft, kidnapping, murder, burglary and bank robbery, while Daniel was convicted for kidnapping and served six years in state prison, being released in 1983.

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* On July 5th, 1978, Robert Alton Harris and his brother Daniel kidnapped two teenagers in San Diego. After Robert shot and killed both teens, they stole the victims' car. They then ate the victims' unfinished hamburgers before using the stolen car to rob a bank. A witness followed the brothers home, home and notified police, and they were arrested an hour after the robbery[[labelnote:Trivia]]in a coincidence, one of the arresting officers was the father of one of the murder victims, who was unaware at the time of either his son's murder or the fact that the men he was arresting had arrested were the culprits responsible for it[[/labelnote]]. Robert was executed in 1992 after being convicted of auto theft, kidnapping, murder, burglary and bank robbery, while Daniel was convicted for kidnapping and served six years in state prison, being released in 1983.


** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOBlivion Oblivion]]'': One quest involves tracking a new shopkeeper's suspiciously low-priced merchandise back to its source, a pair of ruffians who steal the goods from graves. Apparently SeriousBusiness, since they fight to the death rather than let you turn them in.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOBlivion Oblivion]]'': One quest involves tracking a new shopkeeper's suspiciously low-priced merchandise back to its source, a pair of ruffians who steal the goods from graves. Apparently SeriousBusiness, since they fight to the death rather than let you turn them in. in, and the shopkeeper is horrified when he learns the truth.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' Fic, ''[[https://my.w.tt/qLlwwFxoBV Final Stand of Death]]'', Debbie finds a mixtape that belong to [[spoiler: [[Music/MelanieC Melanie of Liverpool]]]]. Nick pretty much stole it from her, likely after Manson has done his deed at "Deathbowl 98".

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "The Frogs and the Lobsters": French Republican soldiers are seen taking things from the slaughtered French Royalists after their mission near Muzillac fails. One of the Republican soldiers pays for it with his life, because Mr Bowles (a petty officer in British Royal Navy) just pretends he's dead and kills him because he needs his uniform to disguise himself.


* In ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', Sun Tzu advocates stealing from the dead bodies of enemy soldiers, as this would allow an army to not need to carry as much in weaponry and food.

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* In ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', ''Literature/{{The Art of War|SunTzu}}'', Sun Tzu advocates stealing from the dead bodies of enemy soldiers, as this would allow an army to not need to carry as much in weaponry and food.


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