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I invite anyone who feels like to add to this page. I was a fan of the "gruesome deaths" category, and since it's no longer a category, I still want a record of gruesome deaths. Feel free to add them here. By definition, good examples of gruesome deaths include the following examples:


  • The villain is killed by being eaten by a wild animal or cannibal, oftentimes a villain (the best example of this type would be Scar).
  • The villain is either dismembered or brutally beheaded (i.e., Pamela Voorhees, Superior Saturday, Vargo Hoat, and Jango Fett).
  • The villains is shot to death, oftentimes a brutal headshot (i.e., the Decepticons in the Transformers movies, zombies in popular culture).
  • The villain is stabbed or slaughtered, notably very brutally (i.e., Castor Troy's death).
  • The villain is shredded by some kind of machinery, such as the rotors of a plane or something similar (i.e., Syndrome, Marcus Corvinus, or Dario).
  • The villain is crushed to death, usually from a collapsed building or a boulder or oftentimes being trampled by a colossal beast or a herd of them (an example would be Drake).
  • The villain is burned to death, leaving a charred corpse or turned to ashes (i.e., Judge Claude Frollo and Max Shreck).
  • The villain is killed by a vehicle or in a particularly violent or brutal automobile accident (i.e., Bill Sykes and Ra's al Ghul).
  • The villain is brutally beaten to death either with bare hands or with a blunt instrument (i.e., Theo Galavan, The Reaper, Roark Junior, and Mrs. Lenz).
  • The villain melts or dissolves (i.e., the Wicked Witch of the West, Michael Pulaski, Drowned Wednesday and Thrax).
  • The villain is obliterated, vaporized, or disintegrated (i.e., Cell and King Sombra)
  • The villain is killed by an explosion or committed suicide bombing (i.e., Minene Uryu & Deidara)
  • Though not necessarily brutal, but yet disturbing to some, the villain dies by being hanged (i.e., Cecil Clayton)
  • The villain gets dragged to hell (clear examples would be Rasputin and Dr. Facilier)

A

  • Abzorbaloff - Liquifies when those he absorbed managed to resist against him, and when Elton snaps his cane.
  • Adam the Clown - He falls on top of his chainsaws and is quickly disemboweled by his own weapons.
  • Adolf Hitler (Marvel) - The original Human Torch burns him alive.
  • Aegon IV Targaryen - He developed an illness where he rotted while he was still alive.
  • Aerion Brightflame - He was burned from the inside out when he drank a cup of Wildfire.
  • Akasha - She is decapitated when she is shoved into a glass wall.
  • Albert Wesker - He falls into lava and is later blown up by RPG fire.
  • Alduin - His body incinerates in an explosion of light.
  • Alec Trevelyan - He dies when the antenna explodes and collapses on him in a fiery wreck.
  • Aleera - Anna kills her when she drives a stake through her heart, causing her to violently explode.
  • Aleksandr Borovsky - His van crashes into the river and explodes with the bomb in it.
  • Alex Mercer - James Heller kills and absorbs him.
  • Alexander Marcus - Khan crushes his skull.
  • Alexander Slater - Dr. Sam Isaacs tears him apart with his tentacles.
  • Alfred Stryker - He is thrown into a vat of acid.
  • Alfrid Lickspittle - He is thrown inside the mouth of a troll, suffocating both himself and the troll.
  • Ali Al-Saachez - He is ultimately killed when Lyle Dylandy shoot him in the head.
  • Alice (Transformers) - While in her vehicle form, she was crushed apart after being crashed into a street lamp.
  • Amory Lorch - He is thrown into the bear pit and torn apart by the bear.
  • Anck-Su-Namun - She is devoured by a swarm of scarab beetles.
  • Andy Zhen - Is impaled on the nose of the Aegean after getting rammed by Jenny and the Protagonist.
  • Android 13 - He is completely obliterated by Goku's Spirit Bomb.
  • Android 14 - Trunks slices him in half.
  • Android 15 - Vegeta severs him in half, causing him to explode.
  • Android 16 - Cell stomps on his head.
  • Android 19 - Vegeta destroys him with a Big Bang attack.
  • Anna Milton - Michael incinerates her alive.
  • Anne Droid - Blown up by a Dalek.
  • Antonin Dovchenko - Devoured alive by giant siafu ants.
  • Anubis (Yu-Gi-Oh!) - He is destroyed by Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon and dissolves into black slime.
  • Archibald Snatcher - His allergy to cheese causes him to explode in a yellow slimy mess.
  • Archimonde - He is incinerated when thousands of wisps surround and detonate him.
  • Ares (God of War) - Kratos stabs him, which causes him to explode.
  • Arnold Ernst Toht - His face is melted off of his skull by the intense fire cause the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Ash (Alien) - He is beheaded, then the rest of his body is incinerated with a flamethrower.

B

C

D

  • Dabura - Majin Buu turns him into a cookie and eats him.
  • Dagmer - He was flayed alive by Ramsay Snow.
  • Dahlia Gillespie - She is destroyed with orange lightning.
  • Damage - He is doused in chemicals, then Frank Castle sets him on fire.
  • Damon Killian - He flies into a billboard, which explodes.
  • Dan (The Walking Dead) - Rick Grimes disemboweled him and then repeatedly stabbed him to death.
  • Dan Paine - He is knocked into a trail of fire, causing him to burn to death.
  • Dante the Immortal - His head is crushed.
  • Dario (007) - He is pulled a into cocaine grinding machine and shredded.
  • Darlene Fleischermacher - She chokes to death on her own vomit.
  • Darth Krayt - His ship is sent colliding into the sun, incinerating his body.
  • Dar'Khan Drathir - Once time, he was burned away by Anveena Teague (the living embodiment of the remaining uncorrupted energies of the Sunwell.) He would later be revived.
  • David (The Last of Us) - Ellie brutally stabs him multiple times with a machete.
  • David Griffin - Caught in the warehouse explosion, badly burning his body.
  • Deathwing (Warcraft) - He is completely obliterated by a final blast from the Demon Soul.
  • Dennis Nedry - He's eaten alive by a Dilophosaurus.
  • Desmond Niles - He is locked in a furnace and incinerated alive.
  • Devin Weston - He is shoved into the trunk of his own car, which is then pushed over a cliff where it violently crashes into the shore below.
  • Dick Grayson (Frank Miller) - He falls into the lava pit beneath the Batcave.
  • Dieter Von Cunth - He's knocked off a cliff and is blown up by RPG fire.
  • Dio Brando - He explodes and his body disintegrates in the sun.
  • Doctor Weirick - He is pushed into a hyena pen and is devoured.
  • Dodoria - Vegeta obliterated him with an energy wave.
  • The Dollmaker - He is pushed in front of an oncoming train and run over.
  • Donovan - Julia stabs him in the chest with her cake knife, causing him to catch fire and turn to ash.
  • Doviculus - Decapitated by Eddie Riggs.
  • Dr. Anton Koenig - He is killed and consumed by James Heller.
  • Dr. Bernard Merrick - He is slowly hanged by a cord wrapped around his neck when he falls over the side of a bridge.
  • Dr. Bob Frankland - He is blown up when he steps on a mine.
  • Dr. Facilier - He is dragged into the world of the loa when he is unable to pay his debts.
  • Dr. Gaines - Dick Roman forces him to devour himself.
  • Dr. Gero - He dies when Android 17 cuts his head off and Android 18 destroys his head.
  • Dr. Julius No - He's boiled alive when he falls into a pool of nuclear reactor coolant.
  • Dr. Kananga - James Bond forces him to digest a compressed air pill, which causes him to rapidly inflate and violently explode.
  • Dr. Kochin - He is shocked by an electrical wire causing his skin to come off his robot body and he explodes shortly afterwards.
  • Dr. Sam Isaacs - A laser grid slices him apart.
  • Dr. Wilhelm Strasse - He's blown to bloody bits by a grenade.
  • Drake - He is crushed by several stone slabs.
  • Dreyfus - He is caught in the explosion of a bomb he set up.
  • Drowned Wednesday - She is melted by the Nothing inside her.
  • The Duchess (American McGee's Alice) - She becomes intoxicated with pepper, and her head explodes in a sneezing fit.
  • Dumah - Incinerated inside a furnace.
  • Durge - Killed when Obi-Wan Kenobi blasts him apart from the inside out using the Force.
  • Dylan Gould - Sam hits him in the head with a metal rod with a cement block attached to it, causing him to fall back in the Control Pillar and electrocute him to death.

E

F

G

  • Gareth (The Walking Dead) - Rick brutally kills him with a machete.
  • General Grievous - Burns from the inside out when Obi-Wan Kenobi shoots a blaster at his insides, causing all his organic parts to ignite.
  • General Hemlock - He is torn apart when Nick kicks him into the still-spinning rotor of a downed aircraft.
  • General Jiin - His Zoid explodes when Mugen Liger sliced Bio Tyranno into two through the Zoid core.
  • General Yang - He is crushed by a large wooden gear.
  • General Zaroff - After he loses a handfight to Rainsford, he is pushed out of the window of his tower and eaten by his own dogs.
  • The German Mechanic - He is sucked into the rotors of the jet plane and is chopped to bloody bits.
  • Giulietta da Vinci - She commits suicide by shooting the hot air balloon's gas tank, causing the balloon to explode in a huge fireball.
  • Glimmer - She is repetedly stung to death by tracker jackers.
  • Glune Fex Fize Sharlaveer-Slam Slitheen - Maria throws the entire contents of a vinegar bottle on him, causing him to explode.
  • Gogo Yubari - The Bride drives a chair leg studded with nails into the side of her head.
  • Gollum - Fell into the Crack of Doom, where he was incinerated by the molten magma.
  • Gonzalez - Tommy Vercetti slices him apart with a chainsaw.
  • Gordon Walker - Sam decapitates him with barbed wire.
  • Gorman - The zombified Joan ripped into Gorman's throat and ultimately devoured him.
  • Grand High Witch - The hotel manager slices her in half with a cleaver.
  • Green Goblin (Spider-Man Films) - Is impaled by his own glider.
  • Green Goblin (Ultimate Marvel) - Died in a violent car crash when a truck he was driving partially exploded.
  • Greger - He's eaten by Yetti.
  • Grishnákh - Treebeard stomps on him and crushes him.
  • Grunther - He is impaled on a set of ornamental wall spikes hung on the wall at Piz Gloria.
  • Gryff Whitehill - He is brutally decapitated by Rodrik Forrester.
  • Gul'dan - He is torn apart by crazed demons at the Tomb of Sargeras.
  • Guldo - Vegeta brutally blasts his head off with a ki beam.
  • Guro the Drifter - Jack hurls a knife through the back of his head.
  • Gustav Graves - He is killed when he is sucked into the blades of the plane's jet engine.
  • Gustavo Fring - He is caught in a bomb blast and the entire right side of his face is blown off.
  • Gyges - Kratos incinerates him using the Flames of Apollo.

H

I

  • Imhotep - He throws himself backwards into Hell.
  • Inferno (Beast Wars) - He is blown apart by a Nemesis energy wave.
  • Irina Spalko - She absorbs too much energy from the crystal skull, overloading her mind and causing her to disintegrate.
  • It (Stephen King) - Bill pulls out his heart, leaving his corpse to rot.

J

K

L

  • Lady Cassandra - After she is unable to be moisturized, the heat causes her skin to stretch and explode, though she would return when her brain was recovered.
  • Lady Van Tassel - She is dragged screaming into Hell.
  • Lau - He dies when The Joker sets fire to the pile of money he's sitting on top of.
  • Laura Sorkin - She is devoured by the Mosasaur.
  • Leah Gideon - Dean Winchester stabs her through the heart with a cypress stake, causing her to disintegrate.
  • Leatherface - He's impaled by a chainsaw and is apparently caught in an explosion.
  • Leef Apple Glyn Slitheen-Blathereen - She explodes after eating methane gas-laced Rakweed.
  • Len (The Walking Dead) - He is brutally beaten to death by the Claimers.
  • Lena Dupree - She turns into a skeleton and implodes into dust after being unable to harvest enough energy.
  • Letz Shake - He is sliced in half, which causes him to explode.
  • Lex Luthor (Brave New Metropolis) - His aircraft loses control and crashes into a statue.
  • Lionel Starkweather - James Earl Cash kills him with a chainsaw.
  • Livia Saint - She is run over by a train.
  • Lockdown (Transformers Film Series) - Optimus impales him right through the chest with his sword and drags it upwards through his head, slicing him in half.
  • Locke - Hodor (while under Bran's control) snaps his neck with such ferocity he nearly rips his head off.
  • Lord Djibril - Vaporized when he is hit by the Legend Gundam's beam directly.
  • Lord Henry Blackwood - His neck snaps when is hung by a chain wrapped around his neck.
  • Lord Shen - He is crushed to death by his own cannon.
  • Lt. Neil Briggs - He killed in a fiery explosion when his car detonates.
  • Luca Brasi - He is garroted from behind by an assassin.
  • Ludwig Von Tökkentäkker - He is thrown off his airship and shredded by one of the propellers.
  • Lumpy (Happy Tree Friends) - At various points, he is crushed by a filing cabinet, is boiled alive by the sun, and is sliced in half by the sharpened stump of a tree.
  • Lurconis - Buffy sets him on fire using a broken gas pipe.
  • Lurtz - His head is sliced off by Aragorn.
  • Lyle Tiberius Rourke - Sliced apart by the propellers of the blimp after having been crystallized by a piece of the crystal.
  • Lyndin - In novels, she was sliced by Linley using Bloodviolet, leaving her shattered corpse sheded blood. In comics, she completely vaporized after the attack.

M

N

  • Nagini - Neville slices her head off using the Sword of Gryffindor.
  • Naomi (James Bond) - James Bond fires a missile at her, which kills her.
  • Nathan Copeland - Travis sliced him in half.
  • Nigel Bloch - James Bond blows up his jetback, which explodes.
  • Night Slasher - Cobretti impales him on a large hook before sending him into a blast furnace, incinerating him.
  • Nikolai Diavolo - He dies when his missile silo explodes.
  • Noel Winters - He's shot in the neck and chokes on his own blood.
  • Norman Stansfield - He is consumed by a massive explosion caused by Léon's grenades.
  • Norris Boz - He is torn apart after several bewitched sheets tie around his wrists and ankles.
  • Nubbins Sawyer - He is run over by an eighteen-wheeler truck.

O

P

Q

  • Queen Grimhilde - She's crushed by a boulder that was sent falling onto her by a bolt of lightning.
  • Quickstrike - He is blown apart by a Nemesis energy wave.
  • Quirinus Quirrell - He's burned by Harry's magical touch and crumbles into ash.

R

S

T

U

  • Unknown Man - Lucy slices his head off.
  • Ursula (Disney) - She gets impaled on the bow of a sunken ship piloted by Eric, which causes her to explode.

V

  • Van Zant - Evil Buu destroys him with an energy blast.
  • Vanessa VanCleef - She kills herself by detonating her last pack of explosives in order to prevent her would-be killers from having the satisfaction of killing her, consuming her in a fiery explosion.
  • Vargo Hoat - He is very slowly dismembered by Jaime Lannister.
  • Venom (Spider-Man 3) - He is caught in the explosion of one of the New Goblin's pumpkin bombs.
  • Verona - She's impaled by a stake and is sent falling into flames.
  • Vic Deakins - He is thrown into a stack of TNT barrels and incinerated.
  • Viktor - His head is sliced in two by Selene, who did it using Viktor's own sword.
  • Vilmer Slaughter - He is struck in the head with a plane propeller.
  • Vilos Cohaagen - He is jettisoned on to the surface of Mars where he painfully gasps and chokes to an ugly death.
  • Viserys Targaryen - Khal Drogo pours molten gold over his head.
  • Vladimir Bierko - Jack Bauer breaks his neck.
  • Vladimir Lem - He is burned to death by his own molotovs.
  • Vladimir Makarov - He is semi-strangled when Captain Price chokes him using some rope, and then his neck is snapped when Price punches him through the fiber glass platform.
  • Vladis Grutas - Hannibal Lecter carved several letter M on his face with a knife, killing him.
  • Von Twirlenkiller - Jack Cayman chops him to bits using one of Twirlenkiller's amputated turbines.

W

X

Y

  • Yakon - He violently explodes when he consumes too much light energy.
  • Yamu - Pui Pui obliterates him with an energy wave.
  • Yazneg - He is violently devoured by Wargs.
  • Yellowjacket (Marvel Cinematic Universe) - The wiring in his suit is sabotaged, causing him to shrink uncontrollably until he is ripped apart.
  • Yokozuna - A cannon fires him into an active volcano.

Z

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