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  • 10,000 BC: The Pyramid God is impaled by the White Spear, which The Hero hurls over the heads of his guards.
  • Averted in 300, when the spear thrown by King Leonidas wounds, but fails to kill, Xerxes. It only cuts his cheek open.
    • Played straight, however, to the Captain; in the last stand he's impaled by a Persian spearman and a couple of sword-wielding Immortals, so he hacks at the Immortals then pulls himself up the spear to finish off its (at this point terrified) wielder.
  • In The Abominable Dr. Phibes, the seventh victim, Dr. Whitcombe, is impaled on a brass unicorn head catapulted from across the street.
  • Alien
    • Aliens: Near the end of the movie, Bishop the gentle android (one of Ripley's surviving allies) gets impaled from behind quite suddenly and unexpectedly by the sharp spike on the end of the Alien queen's tail. And then the queen rips him apart, literally. Being an artificial lifeform, he does "survive", although badly damaged.
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    • When she wakes up on the prison planet in Alien³, Ripley learns that Corporal Hicks was impaled in the crash. (And that Newt "drowned".)
  • The Amazing Colossal Man features a scene where the good guys try to cure Glenn Manning by injecting him with an antidote, using a cartoonishly giant syringe. Glenn responds by grabbing the syringe which is normal sized to him, and hurling it at them, impaling one of them.
  • Apocalypto: The villain is impaled by a trap made for boars.
  • In Australia, Fletcher is impaled by a metal rod thrown by King George. This is a Karmic Death, as Fletcher speared the husband of one of the protagonists at the beginning of the movie in order to gain his property and frame King George.
  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator: The Predators attack and impale several people with their spears (and in one case, their retractable claws). Later, the lead Predator (having performed a Heel–Face Turn) is himself impaled from behind on the Queen Alien's tail (obvious nod to Bishop from Aliens).
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  • Bad Kids Go to Hell: Following a Staircase Tumble, Craig is impaled upon a crutch with enough force that his heart is stuck on the end of his crutch outside his body.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Superman runs Doomsday through with a Kryptonite Lance, and Doomsday returns the favour, impaling Superman on one of his Spikes of Villainy.
  • Subverted in Black Rain. The final fight ends with Michael Douglas' Rogue Cop wrestling the Big Bad towards a large pile of jagged spikes. The camera cuts in a way that seems as though he's going to impale the guy, but the scene immediately cuts to Douglas bringing him in to the police instead, alive, well, and unimpaled.
  • Blood Surf: The crocodile is finally killed when the survivors trick it into pursuing them down a slippery mountainside, where it falls of the edge and impales itself on a stone pike.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula makes extensive use of this trope during the battle montage early on.
  • The Burning: Glazer, through the throat, against a tree.
  • Subverted in The Cable Guy. During the climactic fight Jim Carrey's unnamed titular villain suffers a nasty fall onto a giant satellite dish which sports a central spike, but instead of landing on the spike, he lands next to it and survives the fall to be rescued by helicopter.
    • Given how trope-obsessed he is, he is visibly disappointed by this development.
  • Gore-fest Cannibal Holocaust has a pretty infamous scene (that also served as the movie poster) in which a native girl is impaled in a way that makes most of the other examples on this page look tame. It was so Squicky that the director was actually accused of murdering the actress for that scene and had to show how he pulled the scene off and present the very much alive actress to avoid the charges. The most unnerving part of the impaling (besides, well the impaled girl) is The Reveal that the titular cannibals didn't kill her. The camera crew did it to get more exciting footage.
  • In Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, the Thin Man gets impaled from behind by an Irish mobster after his Heel–Face Turn with his own sword.
  • In Cherry Falls, the killer falls over a balcony and is impaled on debris below.
  • At the end of Chronicle, Matt impales Andrew using a statue's spear.
  • The well deserved death of a child-killing brute in Cliffhanger, at the end of a meter-long stalagmite.
  • In Cobra, Stallone lifts up the Big Bad and impales him on a hook which then proceeds to wheel into a furnace. It's just that kind of film.
  • Commando
    • The Hero hurls a pipe that impales the Big Bad, and steam vents through his torso! Steam that's flowing oddly well considering there's a chunk of Bennett in the pipe...
    • Earlier, Cooke is impaled on a table leg.
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982): During the Battle of the Mounds, Thorgrim, one of Thulsa Doom's two Dragons, gets impaled by a big old trap set up by Conan, which involves a spike the size of your average birch tree getting him right through the chest. Ouch.
  • In The Crazies one of "the crazies" (armed with a pitchfork) shambles into a field hospital full of people who are strapped to beds and cannot move — completely helpless and unable to escape. You can guess what happens next.
  • Top Dollar meets his end in The Crow this way after living through "thirty hours of pain" all at once courtesy of Eric Draven.
    • Judah in the second film is also impaled, though that's not what kills him.
    • Not to mention Sarah.
  • Dark City: Villain alien Mr. Book is impaled through the body. However, it's not until he's thrown into a watertower that he's killed.
  • In Dead Again the main villain is impaled by a giant pair of scissors.
  • Deadly Advice: When her car crashes, Beth is thrown through the windscreen and ends up impaled on the bale spike on the back of a tractor.
  • In Deadpool:
    • In the film's introduction, Deadpool stabs a mook with two katanas, holding him up like a "fucking kebab".
    • Ajax impales Wade Wilson with a metal pipe during their duel in the test facility, and thanks to Wilson's new powers, he survives the impalement.
  • In the final scene of The Dead Pool, after delivering his final line, Dirty Harry shoots the big bad with a harpoon gun pinning him to a wall with camera shot showing the tip of the harpoon piercing the wall.
  • Dog Soldiers: Corporal Campbell meets this fate early in the film when fleeing from whatever is stalking the squad in the woods, only to run himself through on a tree branch.
  • In a deleted scene of Donnie Darko, Donnie is impaled on a rafter when the plane crashes through his bedroom roof.
  • Subverted in Doomsday, as nobody gets impaled in a fight on an arena full of spikes.
  • One of the thieves in Dracula 2000 is impaled by spikes in Van Helsing's vault, triggered by their attempts to open Dracula's coffin. Given what happens later, he's the lucky one.
  • In Dracula Untold, this was Vlad's calling card during his time as a janissary in the Turkish army, to the extent that he earned the name 'Lord Impaler'. Having forsworn it by the time the film begins, he nevertheless falls back into it, impaling first an Ottoman emissary, and then later an entire Ottoman regiment.
  • A redneck in Drive Angry gets half a broken baseball bat thrown through his head, while ALREADY hanging impaled by the other half of the bat through his shoulder.
  • Elysium: Kruger doesn't just use that sword for cooking. He stabs his sword full length through Julio and into the ground beneath him without difficulty.
  • In End of Days, Jericho (Arnold Schwarzenegger) stops his demonic possession after jumping on the sword of a statue.
  • Mr. Han, the Big Bad of Enter the Dragon, meets his end when Bruce Lee kicks him into a spear that Han had earlier hurled at him during an early part of their final duel, which also makes this a case of Hoist by His Own Petard.
  • Excalibur. "Come, father. Let us embrace at last." Mordred spears Arthur, who pulls himself down the shaft and returns the favour with Excalibur. In Le Morte Darthur, though, it's the other way round, with Mordred dragging himself along the spear and Arthur getting a sword through the head.
  • The Big Bad in Exit Wounds died this way. What added to the "ouch" factor was the girth of the pipe he fell on and that it wasn't sharp.
  • Fair Game: Sparks leaps at Jessica, misses, and impales himself on the horn of an anvil.
  • This is a personal favorite manner of Death in the Final Destination series. Each film in the franchise has at least one impalement as part of the death toll.
    • In the first film, Ms. Lewton, the third survivor to die, suffers from a Rasputinian Death, one of which includes being stabbed by a kitchen knife. It doesn't immediately kill her; when Alex tries to save her, he ends up driving the knife further down, which does the job.
    • In Final Destination 2, Burke is the first character to die in the premonition when one of the stray logs that cause the whole mess impale his car. In the real world, Kat gets her head impaled by a spike while the firemen are attempting to evacuate her from a crashed car. She narrowly avoided the spike during the crash, but the firemen somehow decide that the best way to save her is by ramming the hood, which causes the airbag to release and push her into the spike.
    • Final Destination 3 has Erin, the fifth survivor, getting repeatedly stabbed by a nail gun, which goes through her torso and face, including eyes.
    • Final Destination 4: In the first premonition, both Nick and Andy are killed by the stadium's metal and wooden rods impaling them, Nick through his chest, Andy through his head. In the second premonition, the cinema's explosion sends sharp metals that stab a lot of people in the audience, including Lori.
    • Final Destination 5: The deaths in the premonition starts and ends with this trope, with Candice in the former and Sam in the latter.
  • In First Blood, one of the traps Rambo constructs during the manhunt in the woods impales a sheriff's deputy with spikes.
  • Flash Gordon
    • Emperor Ming's right-hand man, Klytus, is impaled on the spike-covered floor of an arena in the hawkman city.
    • Emperor Ming is impaled on a freakin' spaceship.
  • In Flesh for Frankenstein, after having his hand severed (and throwing it at his attacker) Baron Frankenstein manages to give a final monologue while impaled on a sharp-tipped pole.
  • A humorous double example: In Forklift Driver Klaus (watch it here), a parody of safety videos, Klaus first impales a man with a chainsaw on the fork, followed by a man with sound-proof headphones. At the end, Klaus now headless, thanks to said chainsaw keeps driving away from the factory with both of them still impaled.
  • This has happened a few times in the Friday the 13th series:
    • Jeff and Sandra are impaled by a spear in bed in Part 2.
    • Chili is impaled with a firepoker in Part III.
    • Roy in Part V is impaled on tractor harrows.
    • Burt is impaled on a tree branch and Jeff and Sandra are impaled on a machete in Part VI
    • Jane is pinned to a tree with a tent spike in Part VII.
    • Jim is impaled with a spear gun, Miles is impaled on the mast, and one of the gang members is impaled on a syringe in Part VIII.
    • Vickie and Robert are impaled on fire pokers on two separate occasions in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. The unrated version shows Deborah being impaled and ripped apart by a signpost (this is only implied in the normal cut.)
    • In Jason X Dr. Wimmer is impaled on a metal pole, Stoney is impaled on a machete, Condor is impaled on a drill, Briggs is impaled on a hook, and Brodski is impaled with a spike and a machete but he somehow survives and later sacrifices himself.
    • And in Freddy vs. Jason Trey is impaled three times with a machete, Gibb and a raver who was trying to rape her are impaled on a pole, Shack is impaled on a flaming machete, Charlie is impaled on a shelf bracket. The monsters don't get off either. During the final battle Jason is impaled by multiple metal bars and Freddy Krueger is impaled with his own arm.
  • In Frostbite, one of the vampires is impaled upon a garden gnome.
  • In Get Out, after knocking out Jeremy Armitage, who was about to take Chris to the operating room to have his body be the host of the brain of the old blind, white, art gallery owner Chris takes the mounted head of a buck, and impales Dean Armitage with the antlers.
  • G.I. Joe
  • In Gladiator, in their first fight in the Roman Coliseum Hagen bodily lifts his defeated opponent and impales him on the spikes lining the top of the arena walls.
  • Godzilla (2014): The male Muto's fate. Godzilla hits the male Muto with a Tail Slap, smashing it into a building and impaling it on the structure.
  • Many of the deaths in the Halloween series are an example of this trope:
  • In Hatchet, Victor impales Jenna on the handle of a shovel. Victor himself is later impaled on the steel picket he drove through Ben's foot.
  • Bobo, in The Haunting of Whaley House, sees a dead body and somehow manages to complete impale himself on a water pump next to him.
  • Hellboy:
    • In the Hellboy (2004) movie Implacable Man Kroenen is impaled (at least) twice - obviously the first time didn't take. The last time he's hurled into a pit of giant spikes and then has a giant cog slammed onto him for good measure.
    • Just as much a recurring theme throughout Hellboy (2019) as the Eye Scream. The first attack on Nimue in the Action Prologue involves a javelin through her chest, Hellboy ends up on the receiving end multiple times as well, and several unfortunate Londoners get kebabed on a giant demon's legs, to name but a few examples.
  • Subverted in Hero, where it looks for a moment like the Emperor has been impaled on the protagonist's sword, but he actually just rammed the hilt against the Emperor's abdomen.
  • Hollow Man has the invisible lead doing a non-fatal impalement with a crowbar.
  • Hot Fuzz: Hilarious impalement with survival.
  • In House of Wax (2005), Paige is impaled through the head with a length of jagged pipe that then holds her up as her body attempts to slump to the floor.
  • Indiana Jones
  • In the 2008-2009 film version of Russian science fiction classic Inhabited Island, resident Drill Sergeant Nasty Captain Chachu is eventually staked with a military standard.
  • James Bond
  • Jurassic Park:
    • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
      • A velociraptor dies like this after being kicked out of a window.
      • Narrowly averted, twice, when a Stegosaurus swings its spiked tail at Sarah Harding.
      • And then a third time when Peter Ludlow is nearly gored from behind by a charging Triceratops.
    • In Jurassic World, a Pteranodon does this to a Red Shirt, and another nearly does it to the kids before skidding to an ungainly and awkward stop. This seems to be the modus operandi of the Pteranodons in the film, as they can be seen doing this to a bunch of people during their attack on Main Street. Certainly justified, as their main weapons are their long, sharp, toothless beaks.
  • In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine gets this at the end of the movie, after Eggsy throws one of Gazelle's prosthetic legs at him like a spear.
  • In Ladyhawke, the evil bishop is impaled quite suddenly, with the blade going right through his throne behind him while he was attempting to impale the heroine.
  • The Lady Hermit: The title character (played by Cheng Pei-Pei) is fighting a bunch of guys in a bamboo grove. She jumps up and clings to one of the shoots, but a guy hacks through the shoot. She falls, but after a brief scuffle manages to kick the guy so he flies back and gets impaled on the stump.
  • In The Last Witch Hunter, this is the fate of the Witch Queen both times she's killed, and both times it's the same sword she's impaled at.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. During the fight between Allan Quatermain and the Fantom's men in Africa, Allan pushes one of the men into a rhinoceros's horn mounted on a wall, killing him.
  • In Lethal Weapon 4 Big Bad Wah Sing Ku is impaled by a spear from Murtaugh, this doesn't kill him he does die later when Riggs shoots him with a machine gun.
  • A super-powered punch from Rhea leaves Brooke impaled on a stop sign in Life Blood.
  • In The List Of Adrian Messenger, the bad guy gets impaled on a harrow.
  • Peter Jackson seems to have a fondness for this trope. Saruman dies in the extended version of the third Lord of the Rings by getting stabbed, falling off the tower of Isengard and onto a spiky wheel of a machine. For bonus symbolism points, the wheel then shifts because of his weight and turns until Saruman is on the bottom, hidden beneath the pool of water.
    Treebeard: The filth of Saruman is washing away.
    • The fact that Saruman is played by Christopher Lee adds extra significance to his impalement (which of course doesn't happen in the book). He lampshades this on the behind on the scenes featurettes, remarking "I can't help feeling I've been here before."
    • Aragorn also stabs the Uruk-hai leader Lurtz in The Fellowship of the Ring, who merely pulls the sword into himself to get closer to him. Aragorn promptly pulls the sword out and beheads him.
    • Special mention should go to Sam's stabbing of an orc from behind in Return of the King, as he does this with Sting and the orc-detecting blade glows blue as it emerges from the target's chest.
    • One nameless extra at the Battle of Helm's Deep gets hit with a projectile that's normally used to propel ladders. When it hits a squishy human (with no plot armour) this trope ensues.
  • At the end of The Lost Boys, Grandpa piles fenceposts on the hood of his jeep, drives the vehicle in through the window of his house and impales the Head Vampire.
    • Mere minutes earlier in the same film, Michael impales David on the horns of a stuffed antelope head.
  • In Madhouse (1974), the killer murders Elizabeth's foster parents by stabbing them with a sword with a single thrust so hard that it impales both of them.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe, loves this trope:
    • The Incredible Hulk gets this from The Abomination, it's also first time we see the Hulk's green blood. Hulk recovers thanks to his unspecified Healing Factor.
    • Tony aka Iron Man does to with his fists to multiple of the Hammer Drones like they're made of cardboard in the climax of Iron Man 2.
    • One of the Ice Giants impales ‎Fandral with a ice spike in Thor but thanks to efforts of his friends and being a Asgardain he recovers pretty quickly.
    • Poor Agent Phil Coulson The Avengers (2012) gets impaled by Loki's scepter when he tries to stop the villain by himself, Thor's Big NO is the real icing on the cake. Anyone who knows Agentsof SHIELD knows Coulson survives, though it's implied the process made him come back wrong Came Back Wrong.
    • Those infected with Extremist can punch straight the Iron Man Armour, like Pepper does in Iron Man 3.
    • Thor: The Dark World: Double whammy, when Loki stabs Kurse with a giant blade through the back, only for the guy to turn around and impale Loki with the same blade whilst it's still in his body. Needless to say, the shock value was the main thing here.
    • Groot does this to a dozen Sakaarans in Guardians of the Galaxy with single root-tendril before slamming them against the walls rhythmically.
    • Like Iron Man, Vison in Avengers: Age of Ultron can punch a hole clean through robotic foes, fitting of a Flying Brick.
    • Doctor Strange gets impaled by a Space Shard thrown by one of Kaecilius's zealots which leads to his Old Flame Christine having to treat him and remarking the wound is unnatural. Strange does recover from the attack though and the same can not be said for the Ancient One.
    • Starlord aka Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gets this from Ego The Living Planet his father by the way of energy-tendril so Ego can uses him as Living Battery, while it appears painful it does no visible damage to Peter and is only used to subdue him.
    • Forest Whitaker's Zuri is not fortunate in Black Panther as he when he stops Erik Killmonger killing T'challa and admits that he is partly responsible for the death of N'Jobu's Killmonger's father, which leads to Erik impaling Zuri with hesitation.
    • Avengers: Infinity War dear god, people are getting poked through all over the place.
      • Heimdall doesn't make it out of the first scene as when he saves Bruce Banner/The Hulk by using Biofrost energy to send him to Earth, he punished for his heroics when Thanos impales him with Corvus Glaive's weapon.
      • Vision is impaled from behind by Corvus Glaive with a spear that nullifies his power and renders him near immobile for most of the movie.
      • Glaive gets a taste of his own medicine as not only does Black Widow stick him after saving Vison and Scarlet Witch, but Vison himself gets to impale Corvus Glaive from behind in revenge to rescue Captain America.
      • Poor Tony gets stabs through abdomen with his own tech-blade by Thanos who overpowers him in the Final Battle, which seems like the end of MCU's first hero. But Tony just sprays the wound with some medical spray which stops him bleeding out.
  • X-Men Film Series
    • While the Wolverine Claws are usually a slicing weapon, at times Logan uses them to impale. Victims include a non-fatal hit on Stryker in X2: X-Men United (where Wolverine is also on the receiving end, as Lady Deathstrike stabs him with her adamantium nails during their battle), the caretaker who is revealed to be his father inX-Men Origins: Wolverine, and both Shingen and Yashida in The Wolverine. The Bloodier and Gorier Logan has many more stabbings with claws (often in the head).
    • Dr. Kavita Rao by Kid Omega in X-Men: The Last Stand.
    • The Wolverine: Harada gets skewered by the Silver Samurai's massive sword.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past has the Sentinels stabbing quite some people with the Blade Below the Shoulder. And this is by far the nicest way they kill people. Blink gets twice, thanks to the Reset Button - and the second time, it's three times in succession! Storm also gets stabbed by a Sentinel in the climactic battle. Thankfully the Cosmic Retcon later spares her life.
      Wolverine is also hit with this as Magneto impales him with rebars, before throwing him on a river to drown.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: Erik's daughter is impaled by an arrow fired accidentally, with enough force to also instantly kill her mother who was holding her at the time instantly.
    • Logan:
      • Early in the film Laura is shot in the back by a spear gun, and it penetrates so deep it punches out through her chest.
      • Pierce later uses the gun on Logan himself, shooting him through the leg.
      • X-24 is impaled on the front of a tractor after being rammed onto it by Mr. Munson.
      • Logan himself dies from the blood loss that ensued from being jammed onto a fallen tree by X-24.
  • The Matrix: Trinity dies this way during the final movie.
  • Near the beginning of Mission: Impossible one of Ethan's team, sitting on top of an elevator, gets a ride straight up into triggered spikes, and gets his face impaled.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Just before Sir Robin and company meet the three headed knight they pass by the evidence of his combat ability: three knights impaled on a lance which is stuck into a tree.
  • In the Mortal Kombat movie, Liu Kang hurling a bucket of water, the "element which brings life", into Sub-Zero's ice-shield attack causes the water to freeze into an icicle that goes right through him. Later on, Shang Tsung meets his end when Liu Kang learns how to throw a fireball and blasts him off a ledge and into the Spikes of Doom below.
  • The protagonist of Nightbreed gets a sword through the back, pinning him to a card table. Being semi-undead, he removes the table and continues fighting with the sword still in place and a card stuck on it. He finally kills his enemy by hugging him, impaling him on the sword as well.
  • Patrick Troughton's priest character is transfixed and killed by a falling metal bar, knocked loose from a lightning-struck church, in The Omen (1976).
  • In The Phantom, the Big Bad expresses his disappointment with an underling's lack of commitment by killing him with an African spear.
  • In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Sao Feng dies when a cannonball fired by the Flying Dutchman sends a piece of wood through his spine.
  • In Predators, the RUF soldier sets off one of the Predators' booby traps and is impaled multiple times by spikes rising from the ground. Also, the Mexican drug cartel enforcer is shown to be impaled for bait to lure the other humans into an ambush.
  • In Prince of Darkness, a guy gets run through with a bicycle.
  • Hired killer Lyle in Red Rock West is mortally wounded when Michael pushes him on a bayonet held by soldier statue. But it's not what ultimately kills him.
  • In Revenge (2017), Richard shoves Jen off a cliff, and she is impaled on a scrubby tree on the floor of the canyon. Unfortunately for him and his cronies, Jen turns out to be Not Quite Dead.
  • In The Rock, Darrow is blasted out of a window with an empty rocket by Stanley before falling onto a broken antenna.
  • Scotland, PA has the tragic hero Joe McBeth get impaled on the cattle horns on front of his own car.
  • Serenity with Wash. Also, in the final battle with the Operative, Mal gets run through the stomach with his sword. It doesn't do much more than annoy Mal, though.
  • In Shaun of the Dead, a zombie is shoved onto a wide pipe sticking up from the ground: when she extricates herself from it, we can see clear through her midsection (and what we see is the aghast heroes).
  • Silent Night: The deaths of Bratty Girl (impaled on a fireplace poker), Goldie (impaled on a Sinister Scythe) and Tiffany (impaled on a set of antlers).
  • In Sleepy Hollow, Baltus is impaled through the chest by a fence post attached to a rope that the Headless Horseman launches at him like a javelin, in order to pull him out of the church, which the Horseman cannot enter. Of course, the impalement isn't what kills him, given the Horseman's love of head-chopping...
  • Sorority Row: Mrs Crenshaw manages to dodge the bladed lug wrench when it is thrown at her, and it buries itself in the wall behind her. When she moves to keep the killer in sight, she places he back against one of the spikes which is sticking out. Seeing this, the killer kicks the heavy kitchen table into her. This drives her back on to the spike, driving the spike through her so it come out her chest. She still manages to keep fighting.
  • Spider-Man Trilogy:
  • Star Trek: Nemesis: The villain Praetor Shinzon gets impaled by a length of pipe and pulls himself along the bar towards the cornered Picard. It's extremely creepy if it's the first time you've seen this done.
  • Star Wars:
    • Darth Maul kills Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace by stunning him with a blow to the head before impaling him on one of the blades of his saberstaff.
    • An unnamed Jedi meets his end this way in Revenge of the Sith.
    • Yoda is seen impaling a Clone Trooper of the 501st Legion by throwing his lightsaber into his chest.
    • In a deleted scene, this was how Shaak Ti was supposed to die (being impaled by General Grievous while Obi-Wan and Anakin are Forced to Watch) but her death was later retconned to occur in The Force Unleashed.
    • In The Force Awakens, Han Solo is murdered by Kylo Ren (his own son) in this manner. Ren later does this to a Praetorian Guard in The Last Jedi.
    • Everybody's favorite Sith Lord Darth Vader does this to a Rebel Soldier in Rogue One; his lightsaber also goes straight through door the rebel was trying to open.
  • Super 8: An in-universe example for the Show Within a Show movie the kids are making. A zombie character is defeated by being forced headfirst onto nails sticking out of the wall.
  • Team America: World Police has Kim Jong-Il meet his doom on top of a Prussian spiked helmet.
  • Terminator
    • The T-1000's Shapeshifter Weapon allows for plenty of this in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, most notable when he stabs a security guard in the head with a finger grown into a metal spike, or when he impales John Connor's foster father disguised as his wife. He later uses an actual metal bar to impale and deactivate the T-800, but the cyborg returns through a back-up power system and comes back to finish its adversary off.
    • In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, a disguised T-X is on the back seat of a police car. She puts her arm through the driver's seat and the cop driving it.
    • In Terminator Genisys, a lamppost is thrown at the T-3000, impaling him into a huge LCD screen. Given it interrupted some Evil Gloating, the T-101 even quips "John Connor talks too much".
  • During the Showdown at High Noon in Terror in a Texas Town, Hanson impales Johnny with a harpoon.
  • About halfway through Tragedy Girls, the mayor gets impaled... on a flagpole. Charming. Notably, this is one of the few murders that our Villain Protagonists didn't commit.
  • Transformers
  • The Underworld (2003) series:
    • Underworld: Evolution - Marcus impales Kraven to a wall with his wings while extracting information from him; he also fights Michael and seemingly kills him by shoving him onto a raised and sharpened piece of debris— Michael later heals from this; later, Seline rips one of Marcus's spiked wing pinions off and impales him through the head with it before shoving him into a helicopter's rotating blades.
    • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - Lucian, after agreeing that Viktor should have killed him when he was born, impales Viktor through the mouth with his sword.
  • Deveraux's ends the fight with NGU in Universal Soldier: Regeneration by impaling on a big industrial hook.
  • In the film version of The Virgin Suicides, one of the daughters is killed by landing on a picket, as in the book.
  • The Butcher from Wanted dies by being shot with a sharpening steel (Wesley even kicks it to ensure it really impales).
  • Warlock. While Redferne is exploring an attic to see if the Warlock is hiding there, a nasty bat attacks him. He throws his knife at it, pinning it to the wall.
  • Dr. Hoenneger in The Wolfman (2010).
  • What the British and the Zulus do to each other whenever the Zulu's Zerg Rush manages to get through the British's dakka in Zulu.

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