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* When Dave Grohl of ''Music/FooFighters'' fractured his leg in a concert and had to keep it elevated in a cast, he played subsequent concerts on [[https://mashable.com/2015/07/05/dave-grohl-throne/#Rd9kMu7k1aq4 a custom throne made from guitar necks, an amp and stage lights]].
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', one of the changes the villains made when they took over the Ministry of Magic was to replace the statue in the lobby, formerly depicting the magical races living in harmony, to one of a wizard and witch sitting on thrones made of live {{Muggles}}.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', one of the changes the villains made when they [[DayOfTheJackboot took over the Ministry of Magic Magic]] was to replace the statue in the lobby, formerly depicting the magical races living in harmony, to one of a wizard and witch [[SuperSupremacist sitting on thrones made of live live]] {{Muggles}}.


Does your land have great and coveted natural resources? Sit on a piece of it. Do you have countless beautiful slaves? Sit on a few of them. Are you a conqueror of many kingdoms? Sit on a throne made of your enemies' weapons or ''[[HumanResources worse]]''.

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Does your land have great and coveted natural resources? Sit on a piece of it. Do you have countless beautiful slaves? [[HumanDoorstop Sit on a few of them. them.]] Are you a conqueror of many kingdoms? Sit on a throne made of your enemies' weapons or ''[[HumanResources ''[[GenuineHumanHide worse]]''.


* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' crack fic ''Fanfic/SeventhHorcrux'', has Lord Voldemort squat in Malfoy Manor, where he sits on a throne made out of the wailing portraits of Malfoy ancestors (portraits are animated and semi-sentient in the Potterverse).

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* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' crack fic ''Fanfic/SeventhHorcrux'', ''Fanfic/SeventhHorcrux'' has Lord Voldemort squat in Malfoy Manor, where he sits on a throne made out of the wailing portraits of Malfoy ancestors (portraits are animated and semi-sentient in the Potterverse).



* The (current) trope image is the Iron Throne in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. It's an unassuming name for a towering monstrosity made out of hundreds of unsheathed swords, the former property of defeated lords and knights, forged into a chair with the aid of dragonfire. It's uncomfortable, and because the swords were not necessarily blunted first, it's dangerous to sit on--[[SwordOfDamocles which is entirely the point]]. Its creator [[FounderOfTheKingdom Aegon The Conqueror]] believed a king should [[TheChainsOfCommanding never sit easy on his throne]] and designed it as a [[RuleOfSymbolism constant reminder of that]]. The lesson was missed, however; both the last Targaryens and the usurper Robert Baratheon (especially the latter guy) managed to cosy themselves on ''that thing'' and forget all troubles. Which led to a bloody civil war in Westeros.

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* The (current) trope image is the Iron Throne in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. It's an unassuming name for a towering monstrosity made out of hundreds of unsheathed swords, the former property of defeated lords and knights, forged into a chair with the aid of dragonfire. It's uncomfortable, and because the swords were not necessarily blunted first, it's dangerous to sit on--[[SwordOfDamocles on --[[SwordOfDamocles which is entirely the point]]. Its creator creator, [[FounderOfTheKingdom Aegon The Conqueror]] Conqueror]], believed a king should [[TheChainsOfCommanding never sit easy on his throne]] and designed it as a [[RuleOfSymbolism constant reminder of that]]. The lesson was missed, however; both the last Targaryens and the usurper Robert Baratheon (especially the latter guy) managed to cosy themselves on ''that thing'' and forget all troubles. Which led to a bloody civil war in Westeros.



* There's also Tad Williams's series ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', the first entry of which, ''The Dragonbone Chair'', refers to a throne made of...that's right, dragon bones.

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* There's also Tad Williams's series ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', the first entry of which, ''The Dragonbone Chair'', refers to a throne made of... that's right, dragon bones.



* Unsurprisingly given its pedigree (and name), ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Iron Throne from the novels it was based on. However it's comprised of dozens rather than the hundreds of swords the original text described, and the blades are sheathed. It would have have been [[PragmaticAdaptation ridiculously impractical and expensive]] to build a prop to that scale and detail, but the resulting Iron Throne is decidedly less [[CreepyAwesome terrifyingly awesome]] and just a really CoolChair.

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* Unsurprisingly given its pedigree (and name), ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the Iron Throne from the novels it was based on. However on which it's based. However, it's comprised of dozens rather than the hundreds of swords the original text described, and the blades are sheathed. It would have have been [[PragmaticAdaptation ridiculously impractical and expensive]] to build a prop to that scale and detail, but the resulting Iron Throne is decidedly less [[CreepyAwesome terrifyingly awesome]] and just a really CoolChair.



* The Inquisitor's throne in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' can be made from a number of materials, depending on which one the player decides to have in their keep. The base starting throne just looks like a CoolChair with some nice padding and the Inquisition emblem. Other options include thrones made of stone, marble with gold leaf, wood, and the jaws of a ''dragon''.



-->'''Wonderella''': Do we have any thrones that '''aren’t''' made of skulls. My hair gets caught in their teeth and it bugs me.\\

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-->'''Wonderella''': Do we have any thrones that '''aren’t''' made of skulls. skulls? My hair gets caught in their teeth and it bugs me.\\



'''Wonderella''': Yeah but… ''skulls''.

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'''Wonderella''': Yeah but… ''skulls''.but...'skulls''.



* The [[EvilOverlord Mighty One Eye]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' has a throne made of scantily dressed slavegirls.

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* The [[EvilOverlord Mighty One Eye]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' has a throne made of scantily dressed slavegirls.slave girls.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Blitzwing splits from the Decepticons and set off on his own, setting up shop in a football stadium. When several Autobots show up to fight him, he beats them all then stacks them into a throne.

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* An In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Blitzwing splits from the Decepticons and set off on his own, setting up shop in a football stadium. When several Autobots show up to fight him, he beats them all then stacks them into a throne.

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* Basesd on the Iron Throne examples before, fanart exists of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] [[https://i.pinimg.com/474x/d6/d8/0b/d6d80b2111d08fe286f92243111e7066.jpg atop a throne made of handheld and tv game consoles]].


* MarvelUniverseVsThePunisher features a single panel appearance of The Thing sitting atop a throne of skulls.

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* MarvelUniverseVsThePunisher ''ComicBook/MarvelUniverseVsThePunisher'' features a single panel appearance of The Thing sitting atop a throne of skulls.

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* A regular piece of official ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' artwork is Sora sitting on a throne made of Keyblades.


->''You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.''
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->''You ->''"You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.''
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-->-- UsefulNotes/BorisYeltsin
'''UsefulNotes/BorisYeltsin'''

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', Blitzwing splits from the Decepticons and set off on his own, setting up shop in a football stadium. When several Autobots show up to fight him, he beats them all then stacks them into a throne.


* [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4's]] Nuka World DLC has a faction known as [[TheBeastmaster The Pack]], who keeps chairs in their base made of still living [[OurZomiesAreDifferent feral ghouls]].

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* [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4's]] Nuka World DLC has a faction known as [[TheBeastmaster The Pack]], who keeps chairs in their base made of still living [[OurZomiesAreDifferent [[OurZombiesAreDifferent feral ghouls]].


* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody skit of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhWUFXvaZjo Game of Chairs]]'' has a game of musical chairs played with three thrones: one made of golf clubs, one made of table tennis bats, and one made of baseball bats.
** Yes, they can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with that]] because it's ''Sesame Street''(besides, [[ParentalBonus parents watch the show, too!]]).

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* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody skit of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhWUFXvaZjo Game of Chairs]]'' has a game of musical chairs played with three thrones: one made of golf clubs, one made of table tennis bats, and one made of baseball bats.
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bats. Yes, they can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with that]] because it's ''Sesame Street''(besides, Street'' (besides, [[ParentalBonus parents watch the show, too!]]).


* OlderThanSteam: In ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', the goddess Guanyin makes a throne out of swords and later halberds to imprison the Red Boy.
** So in other words, the Chinese invented the Iron Throne first?

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* OlderThanSteam: In ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', the goddess Guanyin makes a throne out of swords and later halberds to imprison the Red Boy.
** So in
Boy. In other words, the Chinese may have invented [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the Iron Throne Throne]] first?



** Similarly, in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Throne of Barrayar is a standard issue military camp stool.

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** Similarly, in * In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', the Imperial Throne of Barrayar is a standard issue military camp stool.


* In ''Literature/{{Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory}}'', Mr. Wonka builds a palace as well as a throne made of chocolate for the Indian prince.

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* In ''Literature/{{Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory}}'', ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Mr. Wonka builds a palace as well as a throne made of chocolate for the Indian prince.


** In the ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' Emperor Paul Atriedes uses a throne made out of Hagar emerald. "Hagar" was probably Herbert misremembering "Hagal", and "emerald" could have been derived from "blue green quartz". In other words, this may have been the same throne Shaddam IV used.

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** In the ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' ''Literature/DuneMessiah'', Emperor Paul Atriedes uses a throne made out of Hagar emerald. "Hagar" was probably Herbert misremembering "Hagal", and "emerald" could have been derived from "blue green quartz". In other words, this may have been the same throne Shaddam IV used.


** Supplement ''The Mother of All Treasure Tables''. One of the treasures is a wooden throne from some kind of forest kingdom. The throne's legs are carved to look like tree roots, and a depiction of a trunk with many bare branches is carved into its back. The faces of defeated orc and giant chieftains (presumably those of the kingdom's enemies) are carved among the branches. The throne's arms are carved to look like a treant's arms.
** AD&D 1st Edition ''Kara Tur'' boxed set. The Emperor of the Shou Lung Empire sits on a throne made of twenty tons of jade. It is engraved with tiny scenes from the reign of each emperor. The scenes appear magically on the throne without outside intervention. It is said that when the throne is completely covered with the engravings, the Empire will end.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Khorne is a WarGod said to sit on a mighty brass throne atop a mountain of skulls provided by his champions - either from {{Worthy Opponent}}s killed in Khorne's name, or from the champions themselves. Hence the BattleCry "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!"
** In ''Warhammer 40,000'', the GodEmperor of Mankind has been consigned to the Golden Throne for the past ten thousand years, trapped in a state of near-death thanks to its life support systems. Originally the device was intended to access the [[PortalNetwork Webway]] as part of a plan to make [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp]] travel obsolete, but catastrophic psychic shock sustained during the Literature/HorusHeresy means that now the Emperor's psychic presence is the only thing keeping the LegionsOfHell from spilling out of it to ravage Holy Terra. The Golden Throne is also connected to the Astronomicon, a psychic lighthouse that guides starships through the Warp, making it a linchpin for humanity's interstellar empire. As is typical for this setting, the Golden Throne requires the sacrifice of hundreds of psykers each day just to function, and is slowly falling apart because nobody alive knows how it works, much less how to fully repair it.

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** Supplement ''The Mother of All Treasure Tables''. One of the treasures is a wooden throne from some kind of forest kingdom. The throne's legs are carved to look like tree roots, and a depiction of a trunk with many bare branches is carved into its back. The faces of defeated orc and giant chieftains (presumably those of the kingdom's enemies) are carved among the branches. The throne's arms are carved to look like the arms of a treant's arms.
treant (an intelligent tree, based on the Ents in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** AD&D 1st Edition Edition
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''Kara Tur'' boxed set. The Emperor of the Shou Lung Empire sits on a throne made of twenty tons of jade. It is engraved with tiny scenes from the reign of each emperor. The scenes appear magically on the throne without outside intervention. It is said that when the throne is completely covered with the engravings, the Empire will end.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' *** Module [=DA1=] ''Descent into the Depths of the Earth''. Va-Guulgh is the Priest-Prince of a colony of Kuo-Toa, humanoids with fish-like qualities. His throne was created using marine substances and using marine themes. It's carved of white coral, set with rare sea shells and sculptures of octopi, eels and fish. It also has figures of crabs made of rare red coral.
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** In both this game and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'',
Khorne is a WarGod said to sit on a mighty brass throne atop a mountain of skulls provided by his champions - either from {{Worthy Opponent}}s killed in Khorne's name, or from the champions themselves. Hence the BattleCry "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!"
** In ''Warhammer 40,000'', the The GodEmperor of Mankind has been consigned to the Golden Throne for the past ten thousand years, trapped in a state of near-death thanks to its life support systems. Originally the device was intended to access the [[PortalNetwork Webway]] as part of a plan to make [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp]] travel obsolete, but catastrophic psychic shock sustained during the Literature/HorusHeresy means that now the Emperor's psychic presence is the only thing keeping the LegionsOfHell from spilling out of it to ravage Holy Terra. The Golden Throne is also connected to the Astronomicon, a psychic lighthouse that guides starships through the Warp, making it a linchpin for humanity's interstellar empire. As is typical for this setting, the Golden Throne requires the sacrifice of hundreds of psykers each day just to function, and is slowly falling apart because nobody alive knows how it works, much less how to fully repair it.

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