I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Jim Gillespie. The film is loosely based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film also draws inspiration from the urban legend known as The Hook.


The film stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze, Jr., with Anne Heche, Bridgette Wilson, and Johnny Galecki appearing in supporting roles. I Know What You Did Last Summer centers on four friends who are being stalked by a killer, one year after covering up a car accident in which they were involved. The film was directed by Jim Gillespie, from a screenplay written by Kevin Williamson, writer of Scream.


Julie researches David Egan's death. A year before the accident, he and his girlfriend Susie were involved in a car crash near the scene of the foursome's accident. David survived but Susie died. The research mentions Susie's father, Ben Willis. Julie deduces they ran over Ben, who had just killed David. While driving home, Helen and the officer are stopped by a stalled truck. The officer is killed by a dark figure with a hook. Helen rushes to her family's store, where her sister Elsa lets her in. The killer enters through a side door and kills Elsa. Helen finds Elsa's body and attempts to flee. The killer drags Helen away and slashes her to death, her screams being drowned out by the noise of the parade.


Ray brings in the mail at his house and he has received a newspaper clipping about Daniel Gregg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gregg. He was the foursome's hit-and-run victim last summer. The book takes us into Ray's memory in which his father commented on Ray's popular football friend Barry (and the first time Ray's father met Barry) and cheerleader girlfriend Julie. Ray painfully remembers calling for help after the accident.


Quartet is a 1948 British anthology film with four segments, each based on a story by W. Somerset Maugham. Each segment is introduced by the author. It was successful enough to produce two sequels Trio (1950) and Encore (1951), and popularised the compendium film format, leading to films such as O. Henry's Full House in 1952.


4 Romance (Thai: ฝัน-หวาน-อาย-จูบ หรือ or Fan Waan Aai Joop) is a 2008 Thai romantic comedy, released in Thailand's cinema on December 25, 2008. This film was directed by four directors: Chukiat Sakveerakul, Prachya Pinkaew, Bandit Thongdee, and Rachain Limtrakul.


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2 Cast

3 Release and reception

4 DVD release

5 References

6 External links


It is a melodrama, comedy, action, time-shifting psychological mystery and a cartoon fantasy put together in one film. The film is divided into four short segments titled DREAM, SWEET, SHY, KISS (Fan Waan Aai Joop).[1]


In the episode "Twisted Sister," the Girls created a fourth Powerpuff Girl named Bunny so that they could ease the burden of saving the town by themselves.


The girls were too overworked for the day, so they sneak into the lab to create a fourth Powerpuff Girl. Unlike her predecessors, she was created by the girls using imitation objects of those which gave the girls life (artificial sweetener instead of sugar, dirt and twigs instead of spices, what the girls considered to be "everything nice"), and Chemical X added "accidentally" along with the beaker containing it. While she possessed the same powers as the girls and a similar color theme (having purple eyes and a purple dress to match), she has a hunch back, a stray tooth, big lips and a raggedy brown ponytail unlike the Powerpuff Girls. She couldn't speak in complete English, so Bubbles gave her the name Bunny (although Buttercup named her Braces at first, because of her crooked teeth, much to Blossom's disapproval). Bunny wants to please her creators, but her size and weight don't help. However, despite of her physical and mental abnormality, they let Bunny join them in fighting crime. When they started their usual day of crime-fighting, she thought that having a gun made a person a criminal, and when she alone saw and alone confronted two cops taking in two crooks and brandishing guns, she threw the cops into jail, and started to release criminals, thinking they were good people.


The following is an episode list for Marvel Anime, a four-part series of anime shows as part of a collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse. The four series are based on Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men and Blade.[1] These series had their debut in Japan on Animax, and are airing in North America on G4 and in Australia on Sci Fi.[2][3] The first series, Iron Man aired in Japan between October 1, 2010 and December 17, 2010.[4] The second series, Wolverine, aired in Japan between January 7, 2011 and March 25, 2011. Both series aired in English on G4 between July 23, 2011, and October 14, 2011. The third series, X-Men, aired in Japan between April 1, 2011 and June 24, 2011 and aired in English on G4 from October 21, 2011, to January 6, 2012. The fourth and final series, Blade, aired in Japan between July 1, 2011 and September 16, 2011, and aired in English on G4 from January 13, 2012, to April 2, 2012.


Weiß Kreuz (Japanese: ヴァイスクロイツ Hepburn: Vaisu Kuroitsu?, literally German for "White Cross", accurately "weißes Kreuz" in German) is a series about four assassins that work in a flower shop called "Kitty in the House", a reference to their feline codenames. The assassins are members of a group called Weiß (white), which is run by Persia of the mysterious Kritiker organization.


The Weiß Kreuz franchise includes two seasons of anime and one OVA series, a light novel, two manga series, and several drama CDs. The four voice actors of the main characters - Takehito Koyasu, Hiro Yūki, Shin-ichiro Miki, Tomokazu Seki - formed a band named "Weiß"; several CDs and singles were released. Media Blasters released the anime in the North America as Knight Hunters: Weiß Kreuz.


Wolf's Rain (Japanese: ウルフズレイン Hepburn: Urufuzu Rein?) is an anime series created by writer Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio. It was directed by Tensai Okamura and featured character designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto with a soundtrack produced and arranged by Yoko Kanno. It focuses on the journey of four lone wolves who cross paths while following the scent of the Lunar Flower and seek for Paradise.


Rocket Power is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo, the creators of Rugrats. The series ran on Nickelodeon for four seasons from 1999 to 2004,[1] with reruns until 2007. The show mainly revolves around four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into various situations.


The Weekenders is an American animated television series created by Doug Langdale. It centers on the weekend life of four seventh graders: Tino, Lor, Carver, and Tish. The series initially aired on ABC and UPN, but was later moved to Toon Disney.


The Weekenders details the weekend life of four ethnically diverse seventh graders: Tino Tonitini (Jason Marsden), a witty Italian-American oddball who makes bizarre and creepy observances of everything, Lorraine "Lor" McQuarrie (Grey DeLisle), a sporty Scottish-American tomboy who isn't the smartest person around, Carver Descartes (Phil LaMarr), a self-centered African-American fashionista who dreams of becoming a celebrity, and Petratishkovna "Tish" Katsufrakis (Kath Soucie), an artistic Jewish-American intellectual of Lithuanian descent who idolizes William Shakespeare.


The anime Dragon Ball Z adapts four different story arcs from the Dragon Ball manga, each with its own ultimate antagonist, along with original story arcs created for the TV series.


The series centers on a group of characters consisting of four teenagers - Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers - and the title character, a semi-anthropomorphic Great Dane. The group travel in a van named the Mystery Machine, solving mysteries involving several local legends; in doing so, they discover that the perpetrator is almost invariably a disguised person who seeks to exploit the legend for personal gain.


The plot revolves around Mystery Incorporated, a group of four young adults and a dog who solve mysteries. After a two-year disbandment, the group reunites to investigate a mystery on a popular horror resort. Filming took place in and around Queensland on a budget of $84 million.[3]


In addition to the traditional cases they always solve, the team finds itself being nudged into the uncovering of a dark secret that is hidden in the past of Crystal Cove. Following cryptic hints from a faceless mystery-man known only as "Mr. E." (a play on "mystery"), the gang unearths the legend of a cursed Conquistador treasure, the secret history of Crystal Cove's founding Darrow Family, and the mysterious, unsolved disappearance of four mystery-solving youths and their pet bird—the original Mystery Incorporated. Standing in the way of solving this mystery, however, there are the romantic entanglements pulling the kids apart: Shaggy finds himself unable to put his new romance with Velma ahead of his longtime friendship with Scooby, while Daphne pines for a trap-obsessed Fred, who obliviously struggles to realize he shares her feelings, too.


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The return of the original Mystery Incorporated to Crystal Cove begins a race between the two groups to locate the pieces of the enigmatic planispheric disk, which will point the way to the cursed treasure beneath the town. As the pieces are gathered, it becomes apparent that these two groups are not the only teams of mystery-solvers that have lived in Crystal Cove: many similar groups, always made up of four humans and an animal, have existed, and the secret behind their centuries-long connection will reveal the truth behind the curse of Crystal Cove. The fate of both the gang's friendship and all of reality itself hangs in the balance as extradimensional forces gather in preparation, and the time of Nibiru draws near.


Bailey is a Golden Retriever whose life is shown from his birth to his death and to his reincarnation through four different dog breeds. Each time he is reincarnated, it tells his story from life to death, except in the latest life, where he meets his original owner again.


The Dogs anime and manga series (split between Dogs: Prelude and Dogs: Bullets & Carnage) features a cast of fictional characters created by Shirow Miwa. The storyline is set in a dystopic, unnamed European city, where crimes and atrocities are common. To make matters worse, an organization that runs deep below the lowest underground levels begins terrorising the populace through genetic engineering experiments and extreme violence. Dogs: Prelude is composed of four loosely connected stories that revolve around one of four antihero characters. The Dogs: Bullets & Carnage sequel focuses in these four characters as they collaborate to find the entrance to "below", fighting through soldiers from the organization.


One protagonist of Dogs, Heine Rammsteiner, is an emotionally distant gunman who endured genetic experiments during his childhood "below". He often works with Badou Nails, a freelance photographer and information broker. The two meet Naoto Fuyumine, a swordswoman with a black katana. She is searching for another Naoto, who carries a similar sword, and must find a way "below" to do so. Badou enlists the help of Mihai Mihaeroff, a retired assassin, in his search for this information. The four encounter the series' antagonists: the people who belong to the organization "below". Giovanni has endured the same genetic experiments as Heine during his childhood, and Richter Berthein attacked Badou and his brother in the past. Both work for Angelika Einstürzen, Heine and Giovanni's "mother" who conducts genetic experiments to create "the ultimate human weapon".[citation needed] The four are also attacked by another of Einstürzen's subordinates, Campanella Frühling, who has her own set of motives.


Dogs is set in a dystopic European city where violence, crime, genetic manipulation and other scientific brutalities have become common. The story focuses on four antihero protagonists who, through a series of coincidences, meet as they search for a way down to "the Below", looking for answers to their individual pasts.[citation needed]



The series originally began with Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark (グッドドッグ・ステイ Guddo Doggu: Sutei?, lit. "Good Dog: Stay"): a one-shot manga that serves as prequel to the main series, Dogs: Bullets & Carnage (ドッグス: バレッツ&カーネイジ Doggusu: Barettsu Ando Kāneiji?). The Stray Dogs manga introduces the four main characters and the majority of the support characters, in four chapters that are largely independent of each other. The storyline presented in Dogs: Bullets & Carnage continues the adventures of the four main characters. Publication of the series took a short hiatus and resumed in the March 2010 issue of Ultra Jump.[1]


Manga Recon's Ken Haley stated that although all four stories in the volume were enjoyable and entertaining, the fourth story involving Heine "feels cut off and adrift from the other three" because it incorporated science fiction elements the other three did not hint at. He felt that Miwa's artwork is engaging and the characters designs are interesting and "contemporary with a vague hint of industrial/goth at times".

Four Children and It is a novel by author Jacqueline Wilson based on the 1902 book Five Children and It by E. Nesbit.



Alexis Arquette as Fourth Man:

The character runs out of a bathroom to shoot Jules and Vincent during their cronfrontation with Marvin, Brett and Roger.[46]


As Jules and Vincent confront Brett and two of his pals, a fourth man is hiding in the bathroom—his actions will lead to Jules' transformative "moment of clarity". After Marvin's absurd death, Vincent and Jules wash up in Jimmie's bathroom, where they get into a contretemps over a bloody hand towel.[138] When the diner hold-up turns into a Mexican standoff, "Honey Bunny" whines, "I gotta go pee!"[218]



These FOUR seemingly unrelated stories are interwoven in a non-linear fashion.


Pumpkin (Tim Roth) and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) are two thieves who, while dining at a coffee shop, decide that the best thing to do is to rob it. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), two hit men working for mob kingpin Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames'), are sent to retrieve a very special and very mysterious briefcase for their boss. Vincent later must also show Mrs. Wallace (Uma Thurman) a good time while her husband is out. Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is an aging prizefighter who is being paid to "take a dive", but instead accidentally kills his opponent, and tries to flee town, but not before getting his dead father's lucky golden watch. These FOUR seemingly unrelated stories are interwoven in a non-linear fashion.


Chronology of the four stories in Pulp Fiction


"Real" Chronology


Vince's and Jules' adventures in retrieving the Briefcase for Marcellus Wallace.

Their adventures include finding the Briefcase, executing the Encino guys, the accident with Marvin, the Bonnie Situation, meeting The Wolf, meeting Pumpkin and Honey Bunny at breakfast at the Hawthorne Grill, returning to Marcellus' bar where Vince encounters Butch, and then embraces Marcellus. Takes place between 7:20 and 10:30 am. (DVD--C. 3-4; 21-25; 5)


Pumpkin and Honey Bunny and the Coffee Shop Robbery.

They plan and begin the robbery between 9-9:30 am. Meet Jules and Vince. (DVD--C. 1; 25)


"Vincent Vega and Marcellus Wallace's Wife."

Takes place the night of the next day after the first two stories. (DVD--C. 5-11)


Butch the Double-Crossing Boxer and "The Gold Watch."

The Butch story begins in a meeting with Marcellus at the time Vince and Jules bring Marcellus the Briefcase. (DVD--C. 5) The Doublecross and subsequent events take place some unspecified time after the first three stories. (DVD--C. 12-20)
Four Rooms is a 1995 American anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing a segment of it that in its entirety is loosely based on the adult short fiction writings of Roald Dahl, especially Man from the South which is the basis for the last one, Penthouse - "The Man from Hollywood" directed by Tarantino. The story is set in the fictional Hotel Mon Signor in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Tim Roth plays Ted, the bellhop and main character in the frame story, whose first night on the job consists of four very different encounters with various hotel guests.


The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton, a prolific English children's author, is a series of eight children's novels. These books feature the same child characters: Philip, Jack, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, along with several adult characters. Jack's pet parrot, Kiki, is also a standard feature in each novel.


The stories show the four children off on their own, discovering and solving mysteries without much adult assistance. Although the publication dates span a decade, Blyton reportedly wrote each of the novels in less than a week.


The film follows three friends who have been in a rut in their lives: Adam Yates (John Cusack) is dumped by his girlfriend; Nick Webber-Agnew (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband with a dead-end job at a dog spa; and Lou Dorchen (Rob Corddry) is a party animal in his 40s.[3][4] When Lou is hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning, Adam and Nick sympathetically take him and Adam's shut-in 20-year-old nephew Jacob (Clark Duke) to a ski resort at Kodiak Valley, where the three had some good times in the past. During a night of heavy drinking in the hotel room's hot tub, they spill the contents of a drink called Chernobly on the console. The next day, they go skiing, but after too many strange occurrences (people dressed in 1980s fashion, music videos on MTV, and Michael Jackson still being black), they realize they have traveled back to 1986. Not only that, but they have also assumed their younger bodies: they see each other as their normal age, but in their reflections and to other people, they appear as they did back then, except Jacob, who appears as himself but occasionally flickers.[5]

Phase 4 Films is a Canadian film distribution company based in Toronto. It has two branches in the United States: Los Angeles, California and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Its subsidiary kaboom! Entertainment markets children's entertainment.

Force Four Entertainment is a Canadian film and television production company based in Vancouver.[1]


Force Four Entertainment began operations in 1983, and has now produced more than 500 hours of primetime broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage.


Fourteen months later, three young women, Abernathy Ross, Kim Mathis and Lee Montgomery, are driving through Lebanon, Tennessee. They stop at a convenience store where Mike watches them from his car. Unaware of Mike, the women pick up their friend, stuntwoman Zoë Bell, from the airport. Zoë tells them she wants to test-drive a 1970 Dodge Challenger, the same type of car from the 1971 film Vanishing Point, for sale nearby. The car's owner lets them test-drive it unsupervised after Abernathy lies to him that Lee is a porn star and will stay behind.


Zoë tells Abernathy and Kim that she wants to play a game they call "Ship's Mast", whereby she rides the hood holding leather belts while Kim drives at speed. Kim is hesitant, but agrees. The three enjoy the stunt unaware that Mike is watching them. He rear-ends them in his car, causing Zoë to drop one of the belts. After several more collisions, he T-bones them, throwing Zoë from the car. Mike flees in his car when Kim shoots him in the shoulder. Abernathy and Kim cry over the loss of their friend, but discover that Zoë is uninjured. The three agree to catch up to Mike and kill him.


The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the big spring festival promises a dance contest, beer blasts and lots of cute boys. Carson (Phoebe Cates) is engaged to a rich but square young man, Melaina (Bridget Fonda) fancies herself as a Hollywood sexpot, Luanne (Page Hannah) wears glasses and is a prim and proper senator's daughter, and Pudge (Annabeth Gish) has recently lost weight but has always been called "Pudge" and suffers from low self-esteem.


The trip is spurred by the upcoming marriage of Carson. During their busy weekend at Myrtle Beach, the four find romance, dance up a storm, and make serious life decisions. Their story chronicles their final farewell to girlhood, and entree into womanhood and focuses on both the girls' moral quandaries and their budding sexualities.

The Shrek franchise from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book Shrek!, consists of four computer-animated films including: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010), with a fifth film planned for a 2019 or 2020 release. A short 4-D film, Shrek 4-D, which originally was a theme park ride, was released in 2003.


Ghostbusters (later officially known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call)[5] is a 2016 3D supernatural comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Feig and Katie Dippold and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. Telling the story of four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City, it is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise and serves as a reboot to the previous films.


"The Fourth Cataclysm"


The series follows the continuing adventures of the four Ghostbusters.




There are four different classes of pets:

Melee Pet: Pets that attack at a close range.

Ranged Pet: Pets that attack from a distance.

Magic Pet: Pets that attack from a distance using some form of magic spell.

Tank Pet: Pets with increased health and armor, but inflict minimal damage; used to take the brunt of enemy attacks.


The Watch (previously known as Neighborhood Watch)[3] is a 2012 American science fiction comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer and written by Jared Stern, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. The film follows Evan (Stiller), Bob (Vaughn), Franklin (Hill), and Jamarcus (Ayoade), a group of neighbors who form a suburban neighborhood watch group. When they uncover an alien plot threatening the world, they are forced into action.


The series tells of four children and Potsworth the dog who live in the same neighborhood. When they go to sleep at night they turn up in the Dream Zone where, as the Midnight Patrol, they are appointed by the Grand Dozer to protect it from nightmares and other threats and are given their missions by the Snooze Patrol. Their main enemy is the Nightmare Prince.

Four acts

Olate Dogs features four different five-minute acts that include numerous tricks such as dogs jumping rope, going down slides, and riding scooters. The act also features a doggy conga line and a pooch that does back flips. Up to 10 of their 22 dogs perform during each show.


Czterej pancerni i pies (Polish pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʂtɛrɛj panˈt͡sɛrɲi i ˈpʲɛs], Four tank-men and a dog) was a Polish black and white TV series based on the book by Janusz Przymanowski. Made between 1966 and 1970, the series is composed of 21 episodes of 55 minutes each, divided into three seasons. It is set in 1944 and 1945, during World War II, and follows the adventures of a tank crew and their T-34 tank in the 1st Polish Army. Although both the book and the TV series contain elements of pro-Soviet propaganda, they have achieved and retain a cult series status in Poland, the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries.

THE FOUR MAJOR AWARDS EGOT,_Emmy,_Grammy,_and_Tony_Awards

Twelve people and five media franchises have won all four major annual American entertainment awards in a competitive, individual (non-group) category: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Respectively, these awards honor outstanding achievements in television, audio recording, film, and theater.[1] Winning all four awards has been referred to as winning the "grand slam" of American show business.[2][3] The acronym EGOT was coined by actor Philip Michael Thomas.[4][5][6]


[Tries to shoot a motorcycle-riding goon, and fails] Bad Deadpool...[Turns and shoots a wounded goon dead] Good Deadpool.

A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That's, like, sixteen walls!

[Walks by Blind Al and farts] Hashtag, "#driveby."


The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors

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The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors (1875)

The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors; Or, Christianity Before Christ, Containing New, Startling, and Extraordinary Revelations in Religious History, which Disclose the Oriental Origin of All the Doctrines, Principles, Precepts, and Miracles of the Christian New Testament, and Furnishing a Key for Unlocking Many of Its Sacred Mysteries, Besides Comprising the History of 16 Heathen Crucified Gods is an 1875 book written by American freethinker Kersey Graves,[1] which asserts that Jesus was not an actual person, but was a creation largely based on earlier stories of deities or god-men saviours who had been crucified and descended to and ascended from the underworld. Parts were reprinted in The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read edited by Tim C. Leedom in 1994, and it was republished in its entirety in 2001.

crucifixion in fallout


The Courier can put crucified people out of their misery for no Karma loss. These "kills" do not give XP, even if the crucified person is a member of an enemy faction such as the Powder Gangers, but they do count toward kill total and progress toward such perks as Lord Death. The only thing that can be scavenged from the corpses is their clothing (Caesar's Legion does not follow the Roman practice of crucifying victims naked).


With a few exceptions, such as the three crucified NCR soldiers in Nelson and the Great Khan drug runner Anders at Cottonwood Cove, crucified victims cannot be set free alive (Anders can only be freed as part of a quest). Benny can also be crucified if the Courier chooses after they go into the bunker underneath Fortification Hill for Caesar. This seems to be the only way of killing Benny that actually frightens him. This also makes it impossible to get Benny's unique pistol Maria.



Crucifixion (The Monster of Frankenstein)


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Jesus on Cross MOF

Image of Jesus being crucified

Real Name Crucifixion

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Crucifixion is from the Non MAU video The Monster of Frankenstein.

Crucifixion is a method of execution.



Jesus Crucified Hand MOF

A person being crucified is tied to a cross. Their hands and feet are then nailed into to the cross. They are left to hang there until they die.


In the Christian faith, Jesus the son of God was crucified in order to pay for the signs of humanity.


Images of Jesus' crucifixion is a popular image in churches. One such church in Geneva had a large image of Jesus on the cross.


Franken Shot Hand MOF

One day, the monster of Victor Frankenstein came into the church and saw the image. He noted that his hand, which had been shot, had a hole in it like Jesus.


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After refusing to give information to Crassus on Spartacus, he has Agron crucified, as a warning to any of his prisoners who refuse to give him an answer.

Although Kore kills Tiberius, she offers herself in Tiberius' place. Crassus honors his word and releases five hundred prisoners as promised, including Agron. Spartacus helps Agron back to the rebel camp and Nasir takes him off his hands. Severely weakened from being crucified, his hands being pierced and having many gashes and bruises from torture, Nasir takes care of him. At Crixus' funeral pire, the rebels use this to remember all that have fallen for them to be free. Agron shouts the name of his brother: Duro.


When the time of the final battle with the Romans approaches, Agron longs to take to the battlefield once more at Spartacus' side. However, when Spartacus asks him to hold a sword, he cannot grip it due to the wounds he sustained in his hands when being crucified. Spartacus tells him that he will instead travel with the non-combatant rebels


Nasir presents Agron with his homemade weapon.

over the mountains. Later on, Nasir presents him a specially made shield with a sword attached, so that Agron will not have to grip it, but wear it as a shield instead. Armed with this new weapon, he defies Spartacus' previous order and takes to the battlefield to fight against the full might of Rome.


Both Xena and Gabrielle are taken out of the prison to be placed on the crosses as Callisto watches. Xena, being dragged out, as she can't walk. As Xena and Gabrielle are being tied to the crosses, Callisto talks to Xena telling her about her lords plans and she tells her that Caesar will declare himself emperor of Rome as she and Gabrielle are killed. Xena tells Gabrielle she's the best thing in her life. Gabrielle tells Xena she loves her. The nails are pounded into their bodies.



Et tu, Brute?

Brutus and the Senate succeed in assassinating Caeser, at the same moment Xena and Gabrielle are crucified. Callisto's mission a failure, she is summoned back by her master. Xena and Gabrielle hang on their crosses, side by side, in the snow. Xena's spirit leaves her body. She calls for Gabrielle and her spirit comes out. They clutch hands and Xena and Gabrielle's spirits rise heavenward and disappear to the afterlife.


Following the liberation of the slave population of Yunkai, Daenerys Targaryen and her army march towards Meereen. As a warning, the Great Masters crucify 163 slave children along the road towards the city.[7] However, she marches on and arrives at the gates, so the Great Masters send forth a champion to challenge her best fighter into single combat. Daario Naharis swiftly dispatches with the champion and Daenerys flungs the broken slave-collars from the slaves she has freed at Astapor and Yunkai over the city-walls as a message to the slaves therein.[8] D​uring the night, the Unsullied commander Grey Worm sneaks into Meereen through the sewers, disguised as a slave, to arm the slaves and incite them to revolt against their Masters. In the following revolt many Masters are mobbed in the streets and the victorious slaves open the gates for Daenerys. Her first act is retribution for the dead slave-children: 163 Great Masters are crucified along the streets of Meereen, while Daenerys takes residence in the Great Pyramid.[9]


The film is divided into four parts, which Godard has subsequently given by name. In the first part, "Theater," Vicky Vitalis, an elderly film director, is casting a new project called "Fatal Bolero," assisted by his nephew, Jérôme. A group of hopeful actors lines up to audition, but Vicky is dissatisfied with each of their line readings. The director nevertheless manages to secure funding from a man called Baron Felix, who himself secures one of the actresses named Sabine, to the chagrin of Sabine's plaintive boyfriend. Later, Jérôme accompanies Vicky's daughter, Camille, a professor of philosophy, as she searches for a copy of The Game of Love and Chance, the play by Pierre de Marivaux. Her intention is to stage the play in war torn Sarajevo. However, unable to find a copy, she settles instead on the Alfred de Musset play One Must Not Trifle with Love, happily noting that she shares the same name as the play's heroine. Jérôme, smitten with his cousin, decides to go to Sarajevo with her, to his mother Sylvie's dismay. Sylvie persuades her brother Vicky to accompany them, and the family's maid, Jamila, also decides to go. Camille and Jérôme decide to cast Jamila in the play as the character Rosette.


In the second part, "One Must Not Trifle with Love in Sarajevo," the four take a train to Bosnia and rough it in the wild. Increasingly unable to share in his young charges' idealism, Vicky abandons them, filling the role of a West European who turns his back on the horrors of the Bosnian war. The spectre of tanks begins to appear in the forest, and not long after, Camille, Jérôme, and Jamila are captured by Serbian paramilitaries and taken to a derelict mansion the paramilitaries are using as a base. There, Camille and Jérôme metaphorically dig their own graves when they correct a Serbian commander on his account of Georges Danton's participation in the French Revolution. After being anally violated, they are forced to literally dig their own graves, and are killed in an ensuing attack on the base. Jamila, a soldier having taken a liking to her, escapes.


The third part of the film, "The Film of Disquiet," sees Vicky working on "Fatal Bolero" by the seaside. Baron Felix, the film's financier, holds court at a nearby casino. There the formerly hopeful actress Sabine, now the Baron's dutiful assistant, transcribes the dialogue of an anally fixated porn film while the Baron doles out money for Vicky's film. On the beach, Vicky arranges an unnamed Actress and Actor on the sand in imitation of Camille's and Jérôme's deaths. Later, he relentlessly shoots take after take of the Actress as she tries to articulate her lines – statements once spoken by Camille – amid a torrent of wind and rain. The elderly director eventually instructs the young Actress to shout simply, "yes." The scene shifts to the film's debut at a small theater. The people lining up don't even make it inside. Realizing that it is an art film shot in black and white, depicting the horrors of war, and not the least bit prurient, they wander off in disgust to see something called "Terminator 4," while the theater owner hurriedly removes the posters for the film. Sabine's ex-boyfriend arrives and declares to Baron Felix that "justice has been served."


In the fourth and final movement, "For Ever Mozart," a group of people files into an ornate hall to attend a Mozart piano concerto performed by a youth orchestra. The performance is unable to begin until the pianist, an effete young man in period garb, secures one of the set runners from "Fatal Bolero" as a page turner. As the performance commences, a fatigued Vicky keeps time to the music in the hallway, unable to make it past the top of the stairs. Inside, the music plays on, and the pages, showing Mozart's carefully crafted notation, keep turning.


The Black Moon Clan members follow the pattern of the Dark Kingdom of using minerals as namesakes. Four key figures of the Clan use the four precious stones: ruby, emerald, sapphire and diamond. The Ayakashi Sisters are named after minerals kermesite, berthierite, petzite and calaverite. The Boule Brothers do not follow this pattern; instead, they are named after the scientific terms chirality and achirality. However, the term 'boule' (sounded out in katakana) is accompanied by the kanji '人造宝石', literally meaning a "man-made gemstone"; synthetic/artificial gemstones; and the English term 'boule' means "A single crystal ingot produced by synthetic means".


Ayakashi Sisters[edit]

The Ayakashi Sisters (あやかしの四姉妹 Ayakashi no Yon Shimai?) are a group of four humanoid women who are subordinates of Rubeus. Like the rest of the clan, they all have the Black Moon insignia and wear earrings made of Black Crystal.


The Ayakashi Sisters appear as the first line of offense in the Black Moon Clan's attack on Tokyo in the 20th century. They were sent back with the mission of attacking Sailor Moon's four guardian soldiers, to whom they appear to be more than a match for. The sisters are associated with things like UFOs, fortune telling, and communion with the dead. Each of the four sisters lures and attacks their counterpart Sailor Soldier in a very violent way before being killed by Sailor Moon. While each of the Sailor Soldiers are badly injured, Rubeus appears out of nowhere and captures them. The single exception to this is Calaveras, who is able to weaken Sailor Venus but as Rubeus had just been attacked, she is able to escape with Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. Rubeus does not seem very concerned in the end about the loss of the sisters.


In the anime adaptation, the four sisters appear more frequently, and thus their characters are expanded. They are tasked with capturing Chibiusa and attacking strategic points of what would eventually become Crystal Tokyo. Instead of taking up "weird" hobbies, they are portrayed as shallow superhuman girls, thus being equally as concerned over their beauty as their mission, splurging on fashion accessories, cosmetics, clothing, jewelry, and perfume, much to Rubeus's chagrin. The standoffs in the anime between the sisters and their counterparts begin to take place, except at the end each of the sisters is healed by Usagi's Silver Crystal. They also seem to be more evenly matched, power wise, in the anime compared to their Sailor Soldier counterparts. The four of them are healed by Sailor Moon, and they become regular humans and mourn their traumatic past on the Planet Nemesis while running a makeup stand.


3rd Rock from the Sun (sometimes referred to as simply 3rd Rock) is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family to observe the behavior of human beings.


The show also takes humor from its mirroring of all human anthropological expeditions and their assumptions of superiority to the "natives", as well as their inability to distinguish themselves from the natives. Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin) is a professor of anthropology at (fictional) Pendelton State University, and many of the issues with which the four aliens struggle appear in her conversation and work. Furthermore, these four alien researchers end up looking more or less like joyriders as they get drawn further and further into human life.


3rd Rock maintained a constant ensemble cast, the four main characters are Dick, Sally, Tommy, and Harry. Several other main characters who left or joined the show through its original run supplemented these four, and numerous guest stars and one-time characters supplemented all of them. The three male aliens' names are a play on the phrase "Tom, Dick and Harry" which is a placeholder for multiple unspecified people. (When Don eventually notices this, they look uncomfortable and Tommy says, "Well, it's not like it's a deliberate attempt on our part to seem average," which is of course exactly what it is.)


A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1999 romantic comedy fantasy film based on the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. It was directed by Michael Hoffman. The ensemble cast features Kevin Kline as Bottom, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Everett as Titania and Oberon, Stanley Tucci as Puck, and Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, Christian Bale, and Dominic West as the four lovers.


Oberon and his servant sprite Puck (Stanley Tucci) cause mayhem among the lovers with a magic potion that causes both Lysander and Demetrius to fall in love with Helena, leading to a rift between all four that culminates (famously in this adaptation) in a mud-wrestling scene. Oberon then bewitches Titania with the same potion.


The show was set in Beverly Hills, California. The four central characters of the show were teens selected by a blob-like alien named Nimbar to fight off the monsters sent by the evil Emperor Gorganus. Gorganus is intent on conquering Earth because it is the focal point for a network of "Power Portals" that would facilitate conquest of the galaxy. In the first episode, Nimbar recruits the four high school students and with a touch by his "finger" gives them each a tattoo, based on a constellation in the celestial sphere. When their tattoos flash, this means Nimbar needs them and a power portal appears that they can pass through to enter his chamber. Nimbar is the Head Protector of the Power Portals. As such, he served as a Zordon-like mentor.


The first appearance of three founding members of the team was in The Brave and the Bold #54, which featured Kid Flash (Wally West), Robin (Dick Grayson), and Aqualad (Garth), while The Brave and the Bold #60 marked the official debut of the team using the group name Teen Titans, now including the fourth founding member, Wonder Girl (Donna Troy). Bob Haney, the creator and long-time writer of the Teen Titans series, considers the earlier issue to be the "first appearance" of the Teen Titans.[1]


The first Teen Titans series ran 43 bi-monthly issues, ending in early 1973. The group appeared sporadically in reprints via The Brave and the Bold and DC Super-Stars over the next three years, which revived interest in the group. New stories began when the team's title was renewed in late 1976, continuing its original numbering. Ten issues later, the title was cancelled again during what become known as The DC Implosion. The four founding members were joined by Green Arrow's sidekick, Speedy (Roy Harper), Aquagirl, Bumblebee, the first Hawk and Dove, and three heroes who did not wear costumes: Mal Duncan, Lilith, and Gnarrk.



The plot is centered on the four teenagers. Typical elements of the teenage life are: love, school, friends, nightclubs and problems to face. Although, the adventures don't finish for them all.



Main characters[edit]


From left to right, the main characters are: Smudge, Jim Five (formerly Jimmy Five), Monica and Maggie.

Monica (pt:Mônica)

Jim Five (pt:Cebola)

Maggie (pt:Magali)

Smudge (pt:Cascão)


List of Monica Teen volumes


The Four Magical Dimensions[edit]

They Grew Up! (Eles cresceram)

The Adventure Continues! (A Aventura Continua)

New Challenges! (Novos Desafios)

Strong Emotions... (Emoções Fortes)


The Voice Teens is a reality television series, a spin-off version of the The Voice format that first aired in the Netherlands, that was first adapted in Colombia through La Voz Teens.[4][5] The original Colombian format features three coaches. The Philippine format features four coaches or judges searching for a batch of talented teens, who could become the Philippines' new teen singing superstar. The show's concept is indicated by its title: The four coaches will only judge a singer hopeful termed by the show as "Artist" with only his/her vocal talent without prejudice to his/her physical bearing.


It's with this concept that makes The Voice franchise rise above other known reality talent searches which airs in any known media platform such as The X Factor franchise, the Got Talent franchise or even the Idol franchise. The lucky Artists who have advanced from the audition round would be split into four teams, whom are mentored by four well-known personalities in terms of singing which in the show, termed "coaches" who in turn would collaborate with them and choose songs for their artists to perform.


A family is a lot like the rice dish bibimbap – different flavors and ingredients mixed together to strike a delicious balance. The family drama Assorted Gems revolves around four siblings of the Gung family. All were named after precious jewels: eldest daughter Bi-chwi ("Jade"), eldest son San-ho ("Coral"), second daughter Ryu-bi ("Ruby"), and the youngest son, Ho-bak ("Amber").


Bi-chwi and Ruby are two pretty but shallow women who wish to marry rich men to live comfortable lives. San-ho's goal is to pass the bar exam and gain wealth and status as a prosecutor, and then there's Ho-bak, the youngest in the family, who's always getting into fistfights.


Like an assortment of beautiful gems, the four are each bright and attractive in their own way, but their colors sometimes clash and their sharp edges chip away at each other, leading to conflicts within the family and in their love lives, like when Bi-chwi meets and falls in love with Young-guk, the son of a respectable family very unlike her own.[2]

The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 40
Mentioning 146 times in Scripture, the number 40 generally symbolizes a period of testing, trial or probation. During Moses' life he lived forty years in Egypt and forty years in the desert before God selected him to lead his people out of slavery. Moses was also on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights, on two separate occasions (Exodus 24:18, 34:1 - 28), receiving God's laws. He also sent spies, for forty days, to investigate the land God promised the Israelites as an inheritance (Numbers 13:25, 14:34).…/meaning-of-numbers-in-b…/40.html
The prophet Jonah powerfully warned ancient Nineveh, for forty days, that its destruction would come because of its many sins. The prophet Ezekiel laid on His right side for 40 days to symbolize Judah's sins (Ezekiel 4:6). Elijah went 40 days without food or water at Mount Horeb. Jesus was tempted by the devil not just three times, but MANY times during the 40 days and nights he fasted just before his ministry began. He also appeared to his disciples and others for 40 days after his resurrection from the dead.

The number forty can also represent a generation of man. Because of their sins after leaving Egypt, God swore that the generation of Israelites who left Egyptian bondage would not enter their inheritance in Canaan (Deuteronomy 1). The children of Israel were punished by wandering the wilderness for 40 years before a new generation was allowed to possess the promised land. Jesus, just days before his crucifixion, prophesied the total destruction of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:1 - 2, Mark 13:1 - 2). Forty years after his crucifixion in 30 A.D., the mighty Roman Empire destroyed the city and burned its beloved temple to the ground.


La bohème (French pronunciation: ​[la bɔ.ɛm], Italian: [la boˈɛm]) is an opera in four acts,[N 1] composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.[1]


Act 1[edit]

In the four bohemians' garret


The "missing act" is located in the timeline between the Café Momus scene and act 3 and describes an open-air party at Musetta's dwelling. Her protector has refused to pay further rent out of jealous feelings, and Musetta's furniture is moved into the courtyard to be auctioned off the following morning. The four Bohemians find in this an excuse for a party and arrange for wine and an orchestra. Musetta gives Mimì a beautiful gown to wear and introduces her to a Viscount. The pair dances a quadrille in the courtyard, which moves Rodolfo to jealousy. This explains his act 3 reference to the "moscardino di Viscontino" (young fop of a Viscount). As dawn approaches, furniture dealers gradually remove pieces for the morning auction.




Peking opera was born when the 'Four Great Anhui Troupes' brought Anhui opera, or what is now called Huiju, in 1790 to Beijing, for the eightieth birthday of the Qianlong Emperor[11] on 25 September.


Classification of performers and roles[edit]

The roles on the Peking Opera stage fall into four major roles-Sheng (生), Dan (旦), Jing (净), Chou (丑).[43]


Sheng (生): refer to men, divided into Laosheng (老生),Xiaosheng (小生),Wusheng (武生)


Dan (旦): refer to women, divided into Zhengdan (正旦), Laodan (老旦), Huadan (花旦), Wudan (武旦), Daomadan (刀马旦)


Jing (净): refer to painted-face role, know popularly as Hualian, divided into Zhengjing (正净), Fujing (副净), Wujing (武净), Maojing (毛净)


Chou (丑): refer to painted-face role, know popularly as Xiao hualian, divided into Wenchou (文丑), Wuchou (武丑), Nüchou (女丑)


Peking-opera performers use four main skills. The first two are song and speech. The third is dance-acting. This includes pure dance, pantomime, and all other types of dance. The final skill is combat, which includes both acrobatics and fighting with all manner of weaponry. All of these skills are expected to be performed effortlessly, in keeping with the spirit of the art form.[59]


The four skills of Peking opera are not separate, but rather should be combined in a single performance.


The length and internal structure of Peking-opera plays is highly variable. Prior to 1949, zhezixi, short plays or plays made up of short scenes from longer plays, were often performed. These plays usually center on one simple situation or feature a selection of scenes designed to include all four of the main Peking opera skills and showcase the virtuosity of the performers.


Vocal production in Peking opera is conceived of as being composed of "four levels of song": songs with music, verse recitation, prose dialogue, and non-verbal vocalizations. The conception of a sliding scale of vocalization creates a sense of smooth continuity between songs and speech. The three basic categories of vocal production technique are the use of breath (yongqi), pronunciation (fayin), and special Peking-opera pronunciation (shangkouzi).[71]


Pronunciation is conceptualized as shaping the throat and mouth into the shape necessary to produce the desired vowel sound, and clearly articulating the initial consonant. There are four basic shapes for the throat and mouth, corresponding to four vowel types, and five methods of articulating consonants, one for each type of consonant. The four throat and mouth shapes are "opened-mouth" (kaikou), "level-teeth" (qichi), "closed-mouth" (hekou or huokou), and "scooped-lips" (cuochun). The five consonant types are denoted by the portion of the mouth most critical to each type's production: throat, or larynx (hou); tongue (she); molars, or the jaws and palate (chi); front teeth (ya); and lips (chun).[73]


Guillaume Tell (English: William Tell, Italian: Guglielmo Tell) is a French opera in four acts by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Étienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis. Based on Friedrich Schiller's play William Tell, which drew on the William Tell legend, the opera was Rossini's last, although he lived for nearly forty more years. Fabio Luisi said that Rossini planned for William Tell to be his last opera even as he composed it.[1] The overture, in four sections and featuring a depiction of a storm as well as a vivacious finale, the "March of the Swiss Soldiers," is often played.


Today, the opera is remembered mostly for its famous overture.[12] Its high-energy finale, "March Of The Swiss Soldiers," is particularly familiar through its use in the American radio and television shows of The Lone Ranger. Several portions of the overture were used prominently in the films A Clockwork Orange and The Eagle Shooting Heroes; in addition, Dmitri Shostakovich quotes the main theme of the finale in the first movement of his 15th symphony. The overture has four parts, each linked to the next:


The Prelude (Dawn) is written only for the cello section (including parts for five soloists), the double basses, and the timpani, in a slow tempo and in E major.

The Storm is a dynamic section played by the full orchestra, with backup from the trombones, in E minor.

The Ranz des Vaches, or call to the dairy cows, features the cor anglais (English horn) and the flute. It is in G major.

The Finale (March Of The Swiss Soldiers) is an ultra-dynamic "cavalry charge" galop heralded by horns and trumpets, and is played by the full orchestra in E major.


Billy Budd, Op. 50, is an opera by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by the English novelist E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, based on the short novel Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Originally in four acts, it was first performed at the Royal Opera House, London, on 1 December 1951; it was later revised as a two-act opera with a prologue and an epilogue.


When Britten conducted the opera's premiere, in its original form of four acts, it received 17 curtain calls. Uppman was acclaimed as a new star.


Billy Budd received its United States première in 1952 in performances by Indiana University Opera Company.


In 1960 Britten revised the score substantially in preparation for a BBC broadcast, and compressed it into two acts. Vere's first appearance after the prologue had been originally the Captain's Muster, in which he addresses the crew at the end of Act 1; Britten cut this, explaining to his librettist Eric Crozier that he had never been happy with that scene,[4] so making Vere's first appearance on the ship a private moment alone in his cabin.[n 1] Britten changed some of the structural balance from the contrasting Acts 3 and 4.


The original version in four acts is still occasionally revived, such as at the Vienna State Opera in 2001 and 2011, and has been recorded at least twice.


Four midshipmen


Il trovatore (pronounced [il trovaˈtoːre]; Italian for "The Troubadour") is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto largely written by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the play El trovador (1836) by Antonio García Gutiérrez. It was Gutiérrez's most successful play, one which Verdi scholar Julian Budden describes as "a high flown, sprawling melodrama flamboyantly defiant of the Aristotelian unities, packed with all manner of fantastic and bizarre incident."[1]


Therefore, even before the libretto for Il trovatore was ever completed, before the music was written, and before the opera premiered, Verdi had a total of four different operatic projects underway and in various stages of development.


Enrico Caruso once said that all it takes for successful performance of Il trovatore is the four greatest singers in the world


Four Saints in Three Acts is an opera by American composer Virgil Thomson with a libretto by Gertrude Stein. Written in 1927-8, it contains about 20 saints, and is in at least four acts. It was ground breaking for form, content, and its all-black cast, with singers directed by Eva Jessye, a prominent black choral director, and supported by her choir.[1]


The Big Bubble: Part Four of the Mole Trilogy

The four models portraying the Big Bubble on the cover have never been identified. Despite rumors, the Residents claim that they themselves are not in the cover photo.


Aida (Italian: [aˈiːda]) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.


Otello (Italian pronunciation: [oˈtɛllo]) is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. It was Verdi's penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on 5 February 1887.


The Four Seasons is a ballet made by New York City Ballet ballet master Jerome Robbins to excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani (1855), I Lombardi (1843), and Il Trovatore (1853). The premiere took place on 18 January 1979 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, with scenery and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Jennifer Tipton.

FOUR ACTSérusalem

Jérusalem is a grand opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was to be an adaptation and partial translation of the composer's original 1843 Italian opera, I Lombardi alla prima crociata. It was the one opera which he regarded as the most suitable for being translated into French and, taking Eugène Scribe's advice, Verdi agreed that a French libretto was to be prepared by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz, who had written the libretto for Donizetti's most successful French opera, La favorite.[1] The opera received its premiere performance at the Salle Le Peletier in Paris on 26 November 1847. The maiden production was designed by Paul Lormier (costumes), Charles Séchan, Jules Diéterle and Édouard Desplechin (sets of Act I, Act II, scene 1, Act III scene 1, and Act IV), and Charles-Antoine Cambon and Joseph Thierry (sets for Act II, scene 2 and Act III, scene 2).


I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade) is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi, which was "very much a child of its age; a grand historical novel with a patriotic slant".[1] Its first performance was given at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 11 February 1843. Verdi dedicated the score to Maria Luigia, the Habsburg Duchess of Parma, who died a few weeks after the premiere.


MTV found further success with The Buried Life, a program about four friends traveling across the country to check off a list of "100 things to do before I die" and helping others along the way. Another recent reality program is MTV's Hired, which follows the employment interviewing process; candidates meet with career coach Ryan Kahn from University of Dreams and at the end of each episode one candidate lands the job of their dreams.[106][107]



The series focuses on four friends (Ben, Duncan, Jonnie and Dave) as they travel across North America in a purple transit bus named "Penelope" to complete a list of "100 things to do before you die."


The Buried Life is a company formed by four university students from Canada. The four grew up in Victoria, British Columbia located on Vancouver Island.[8] The idea for the name originated from an 1852 Matthew Arnold poem entitled "The Buried Life".[9]


The project filmed its first full feature documentary in the summer months of 2006 (August) and 2007 (August to October). The documentary is titled The Buried Life: What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? It tells the story of four friends who make a list of 100 things to do before they die and their journey across North America to accomplish it. The film was shot in locales throughout Canada and the United States including: British Columbia, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington, D.C.[10]

The Season 4 of Splitsvilla had 4 boys and 13 girls selected from auditions. The first episode of the show was aired on 3 December 2010. This season was hosted by MTV India VJ Nikhil Chinapa.


Format The girls were divided into 4 groups(Qabilah) which were headed by each boy.

Cruciform is cross

Dante 01 – cruciform prison ship orbiting the planet Dante in pretentious French movie Dante 01.


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Protectors of the Holy Grail

"The secret of the Grail has been safe for a thousand years. And for all that time the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword has been prepared to do anything to keep it safe."


The Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword was a secret society sworn to keep the Holy Grail safe from discovery and misuse. Members of the organization wore a tattoo of the cruciform on their chests.




The Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword was the successor of an Aramaic-speaking Semite secret society. To house the Holy Grail, in the year 1000 the society built the Temple of the Sun in the Canyon of the Crescent Moon using an existing Greco-Roman facade as the front.[2]


The Cruciform (Dragonofelder)


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Vehicle Type: Flagship Class Bowship

Created By: Rassilon


The Cruciform was the flagship Of Rassilon during the Time Lord's war against the Great Vampires. After the war, it was hidden at the edge of the universe as it had the power to shatter planets.


Well.... 100 Darlek Saucers headed our way, and we have a giant crossbow. Where's the TARDIS when I need her.

— War Doctor


The Holy Sword is essentially a cross-hilted (or cruciform) sword. A cruciform sword is the plain sword used by knights, distinctive due to the flat bar used as a guard. The overall shape of the sword when held point down is that of a cross. It is believed this shape was encouraged by the church to remind knights of their religion. It was, however, very popular due to the protection it offered to the hand and certain attacks that rely on the cross to trap the blade of the enemy.


Throbbing "cross popping"[3] veins, usually depicted as a cruciform or triskelion in the upper head region, indicate anger or irritation. These shapes can sometimes be exaggerated, and placed on top of hair when the character is facing away from the viewer. Further throbs indicate additional anger. However, some manga such as Doraemon use smoke puffs to represent anger, and does not have the vein insignia.


Cruciform popping veins above eye on the left and large sweat drop above eye on the right


Czech comics[edit]

Main article: Čtyřlístek

Čtyřlístek (in English translated as Lucky Four or Four-Leaf Clover) is one of the most well-known comics for children published in the Czech Republic.


The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television variety program featuring The Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed hosts of the show were Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects).

FOUR HEROES- four parts story- wizard fourchesac

Season 1 (2014–15)[edit]

1. Cleaning Day

The Four introduce themselves as they arrive at Technopolis to get the Chameleon's cloaking system repaired. Whilst there they learn that Doctor X has created a giant cleaning robot, Clean-O, which is promptly hijacked by Sharkbeard so he can clean the world of his enemies.


Super 4[3] is a CGI animated comedy adventure TV series that began in 2014, marking the 40th anniversary of the Playmobil toys that inspired it.


15. Ruby, Queen of the Seas - Part 1

Four part story about Ruby's childhood. Baby Ruby is washed up on Gunpowder Island in a basket. She aspires to become a pirate herself but her adoptive father ends up Sharkbeard's prisoner.

Wizard Fourchesac seems to have turned Alex into a rabbit. The others take it to the fairies for help, unaware that it is actually a trojan horse intended to destroy the fairy kingdom. Luckily Alien isn't fooled and frees the real Alex in time.



Sports Cartoons typically featured several of the same four characters in each episode. However, in episodes involving teams, the team was usually made up of numerous identical versions of the same character (for example, a football team of cats, or a hockey team of hippopotami).



The hippopotamus is calm and usually emerges as the victor. The hippopotamus is the most frequent opponent of the cat. The hippo remains peaceful and collected, unless a smaller helpless creature (such as a butterfly or a flower) is threatened, in which case he becomes highly protective.



The cat is the antagonist who, for the most part, does not play fair. He frequently faces off against the hippopotamus, wherein he tries to interrupt, distract, or otherwise throw off the hippopotamus' efforts. Usually this backfires, as the hippopotamus always wins. Another variation of the cat is the Big Cat, which is a larger, burlier rendition of the small cat.



The pig appears less frequently, and along with the hippopotamus, competes against the cat (or cats). Like the hippopotamus, the pig always comes out on top, though usually through dumb luck.



The dog is rarely seen, and usually portrays the referee/judge.


Main characters[edit]

The four main characters are:[4]


Oscar - The main character of the show. He is a gecko that is always getting into trouble with the trio – Popy, Buck, and Harchi – and the chickens too. Oscar is always trying to catch flies and find some water, but most of the time things don’t come out right. Whenever he has something interesting, the trio always tries to take it from him. Whilst he in turn often tries to steal the trio's food.

Popy - a fennec fox, the boss of the trio, the one who gives the orders. She is quite clever and sneaky, tricking the other animals as well as the two others in the trio. As shown in the episodes Pronto Express and Bad Seed, she is also greedy.

Buck - a vulture, the nerd of the trio, he always approves when Harchi gets yelled at by Popy.

Harchi - a hyena, the brawn of the trio, he is given the physical jobs. He normally acts as the driving force behind the makeshift cart that he along with his friends chase Oscar or the chickens with. In the event of them taking a collective tumble, it’s he who catches everyone so they avoid the ravine. Sometimes he can also show stupidity.


Freej (Arabic: فريج‎‎; trademarked as FREEJ) is an Emirati three-dimensional, computer animated television series for children.[1] The English tagline for the show is "The Fun Old Girls."[2]


The show was produced by Mohammed Saeed Harib, who also directed the fifteen standalone episodes of fifteen minutes each. It is the tale of four old Emirati women living in a secluded neighbourhood in modern-day Dubai. The show's main characters - Um Saeed, Um Saloom, Um Allawi and Um Khammas - try to live a peaceful life in the midst of the ever-expanding city around them, but the city’s boom unveils new social issues every day that they would have to tackle in their own simple way. For those four old women, there is no issue too hard to crack with a good cup of coffee at Um Saeed’s house.


All four voice actors are Harib's personal friends. They had no previous acting experience, and Harib believed that audiences would accept them since "they were your regular local person."[4] He had held script readings with these friends, and Harib said they matched perfectly.[4] Harib previously held a casting for 60 people, and he said that "none of them spoke to the woman that was in my head."[4]


The show stars four main characters, all elderly women who wear Bedouin face masks. The women's names refer to their eldest sons. "Um" means "mother of". Mohammed Saeed Harib created all of the main characters.[4]


Undergrads is a Canadian animated television series centered on the lives of four college undergraduate freshmen. Originally broadcast on MTV in 2001, only thirteen episodes were created. It has since been shown on Comedy Central in the United States, Teletoon in Canada, and Trouble in the United Kingdom. The show was conceived by Pete Williams, when he dropped out of college at the age of 19. Willams does most of the voices on the show. The series was produced by David McGrath.


The story centers on a giant black hole that threatens to devour Cybertron and other worlds. Only the power of the Omega Lock can stop it; Optimus Prime and a small(?) team of Autobots travel to various worlds in search of the lock and the four Cyber Planet Keys needed to activate it. Megatron, even more obsessed with power and godhood, attempts to seize the lock and the keys to boost his own personal power.


Preceded by: Energon

“ Our worlds are in danger!

To save them and the galaxy we must find the four Cyber Planet Keys before the Decepticons can use them for evil.

It is our mission.

Hot Shot! Jetfire! Vector Prime! Landmine! Scattorshot! Optimus Prime!

Transform and roll out! ”

—Optimus Prime, Cybertron opening credits


Lost due to an accident during an attempt to create a cross-universal space bridge network, the Cyber Planet Keys now reside on four worlds somewhere in the universe—unfortunately, Vector Prime's map showing their location is stolen by Decepticon leader Megatron, and both forces relocate to Earth as the race to find them begins.


Returning to Cybertron, the Autobots use the Omega Lock and Cyber Planet Keys, which awaken the spirit of their deity and creator, Primus and transform Cybertron itself into the god's body. After a battle in which Starscream taps the power of Primus and grows to planetary size—only to be defeated by Primus himself—the location of the fourth and final key is determined as Gigantion, the Giant Planet. Bested by Gigantion's leader Metroplex, Megatron taps into the power of Gigantion's Cyber Planet Key to become Galvatron. Sideways, now joined by the equally mysterious Soundwave, reveals himself to be an inhabitant of Planet X, a world destroyed by the Gigantions, upon whom he and Soundwave seek revenge. Galvatron blasts them and Starscream into another dimension and finally acquires the Lock and Keys for himself, intending to use their power to accelerate the universal degeneration caused by the black hole and remake the cosmos in his own image. Vector Prime sacrifices his life to get the Autobots back to Cybertron, and the five planet leaders confront Galvatron within the black hole and defeat him. With all the Cyber Planet Keys now in his possession, Primus uses their power to finally seal the black hole, ending its threat.

As the planet's various civilizations attempt to return to life as normal, Galvatron attacks the Autobots for one final time. Without any troops to call his own, Galvatron engages Optimus Prime in a one-on-one duel, and is finally destroyed for good. With this final victory, Optimus Prime begins a new space bridge initiative, and the Transformers set sail for the four corners of the universe, and new adventures.



When Mr. Marco hands back the quizzes to his students, he marks that Arthur got every single problem wrong; however, Arthur actually answered one of the questions right: "7+9=16."


Francine and the other kids begin to tease Arthur about the way he looks and call him 'four eyes' (Francine even says in a sing-song voice, "Arthur's a four eyes! Arthur's a four eyes! Arthur's a four eyes!"). Even Buster starts imitating him in the cafeteria by taking two water glasses to his eyes, which makes Arthur upset.



When Mr. Marco hands back the quizzes to his students, he marks that Arthur got every single problem wrong; however, Arthur actually answered one of the questions right: "7+9=16."


When Mr. Marco hands back the math quizzes, he tells his students, "Anyone with four or more mistakes should see me after class." There are only four questions on the test, so you could not get more than four mistakes.




A 90-minute retrospective, All in the Family 20th Anniversary Special, was produced to commemorate the show's 20th anniversary and aired on CBS on February 16, 1991. It was hosted by Norman Lear, and featured a compilation of clips from the show's best moments, and interviews with the four main cast members. The special was so well received by the viewing audience CBS aired reruns of All in the Family during their summer schedule in 1991,[37] garnering higher ratings than the new series scheduled next to it, Norman Lear's sitcom Sunday Dinner. The latter was Lear's return to TV series producing after a seven-year absence, and was cancelled after the six-week tryout run.[citation needed]


Bea Arthur as Edith's cousin Maude: Maude was white-collared and ultra-liberal, the perfect foil to Archie, and one of his main antagonists. She appeared in only two episodes, "Cousin Maude's Visit", where she took care of the Bunker household when all four were sick, and "Maude" from the show's second season. Her spin-off series, Maude, began in fall 1972.


Awards and nominations[edit]

All in the Family is the first of four sitcoms in which all the lead actors (O'Connor, Stapleton, Struthers, and Reiner) won Primetime Emmy Awards. The other three are The Golden Girls, The Simpsons, and Will & Grace.





For the first two seasons, the TV show featured two families of four competing for cash and prizes. Each family consisted of the mother, the father, and two children, ages 8 to 18. Teams are usually named for the younger of the two kids (i.e. Willie's Family or Suzie's Family).


Teams earned "Monopoly Crazy Cash Cards" by playing the various games, normally five of them in each episode. Whenever a family won a game, the youngest child was allowed to select a Monopoly Crazy Cash Card from a rack located at the "Crazy Cash Corner" on the far left of the stage. The rack initially held 21 different cards, each depicting one of the tokens used in either the original "Monopoly" board game or the "Monopoly: Here and Now Edition" board game. Each card held a different randomized amount of money, which was revealed at the end of the show. Most of the cards were valued between $200–$995 in $5 increments, although at least one card held a four-figure amount (usually between $1,000–$7,000) and one card was the "Top Cash Card" worth between $7,500–$25,000.


In addition to the Cash Card, a family that won a game also received a special bonus prize which they kept regardless of the final outcome of the show. In the first season of the show, this prize was simply revealed by host Newton, but in the second season, each bonus prize was a "Monopoly Party Prize" revealed by announcer Burton. At the end of the show, both families took their accumulated cards to the "Crazy Cash Machine". Each card was placed into the Machine, revealing its value, at which point the machine would spit out the amount in oversized Monopoly Money bills. Both families kept all the cash and prizes they won during the game, and the family with the most cash at the end also won a family vacation. If there is a tie after both families have used all their cards, then both families win the vacation. If the "Top Cash Card" was not found by the players, the host would usually tell the audience near the end of the show what card held it.


In season 3, the format of the show was changed slightly. Instead of two families competing for the whole show, families of varying sizes (two to four members) were chosen from the studio audience to play the games, winning cash or prizes. Instead of earning Monopoly Cash Cards, teams compete for the right to take combination codes from the Mr. Monopoly statue's hand. After four games are played, the families attempt to use these cards to open the Community Chest. If they pick the winning combination, they win money and get a chance to play for more money and a grand prize of a brand-new car.


The final game is the "Crazy Cash Machine" where the child selects from a board of 16 Monopoly Cash Cards starting from the bottom row. Each row above it has one more "Go to Jail" card than the previous one (meaning there are none on the bottom row, one in the second row, two in the third row and three on the top row). The one winning card on the top row has the word "WIN" instead of a cash amount. If a "Go to Jail" card is selected, the game is over; however, the family may keep the money they earned up to that point. If they make it to the top row and select the WIN card, they win a new car in addition to the money accumulated.


Known as the final game of the show, both teams use the Crazy Cash Cards from the Crazy Cash Corner to earn cash. The Crazy Cash Corner holds 21 cards in a 3x7 grid featuring Monopoly tokens. Both teams start with one card and they can earn more by winning games. Each player from a team inserts the card to the machine and a random amount of cash is added to their bank with the highest amount ranging from $7,500 to $25,000. When that happens, Monopoly money will come out of the machine. The team with the most cash when all of the cards are used earns a vacation. Even if a family loses, both teams get to keep their money. Starting with season three, one family plays the game for a car, but with 16 cards.


This is the same as in the previous seasons, but only one family can play with 16 Crazy Cash Cards in a 4x4 grid. Nine of the cards have cash, six of them have Go To Jail, and the last one has Win. Each time they get a Cash Card from each row, they will earn the corresponding amount on the card and move on to the next one. If a team gets a Go To Jail Card (rows two through four), the game is over, but they get to keep all the money they've earned along with the prizes from earlier. When that happens, Newton will reveal where in the top row the car is. However, if they get to the top row and successfully find the Win Card (the screen displays "WIN!" and "GO TO JAIL" on slots), they'll earn a Jeep Patriot in Seasons 3 & 4, and a Ford Escape in Season 5, along with the prizes and the money they've accumulated.


Guess Who? is the opening toss-up game that decides which family is given the option to play first or second in the first game. The host gives up to four clues to the identity of a celebrity or a fictional person. The families can buzz in whenever they want. If they get it right, they get to pick to go first or second in the next game. If they get it wrong, the other family wins the round and they get to decide if they want to go first or second. In addition, after this game, each family selects a "Crazy Cash" card, starting with the family that will be playing first.


Cranium is actually a set of four minigames, each represented by one of the Cranium characters. The host reveals one of the characters and the character's related game. The game is then played in two parts, with the children in each team competing first, followed by the parents. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.


In an early episode, all 4 minigames were featured; the team with the highest combined score won the game.

Sister Wives is an American reality television series broadcast on TLC that premiered on September 26, 2010. The show documents the life of a polygamist family, which includes patriarch Kody Brown, his four wives, and their 18 children. The family began the series living in Lehi, Utah, but has since moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011.

Season 3 premiered on May 13, 2012 after vague details surfaced about the show's spring return on the Twitter account of sister wife Robyn Sullivan Brown. The twenty one episode season mainly dealt with the family's inability to be a cohesive unit while living in four separate homes. Meri explains more about the infertility problems she has experienced, while Christine discloses more on her jealousy of Robyn. The season returned from hiatus on November 18, 2012, to the Brown family still discussing their options into moving their family onto one property, and invest in a cul-de-sac where they can build four homes. It is more evident this season that living in separate homes is tearing the family apart. Towards the end of the season, the family plans a three-day trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, the birthplace of American polygamy. In the last episode on December 30, 2012, the family also deals with the upcoming departure to college of the eldest Brown child, Logan.

Season 4 premiered on July 21, 2013.[23] It chronicles the family as they move into four adjacent houses within the same neighborhood. The wives are still working on starting their jewelry business. Meri comes to a decision following Robyn's offer to be her surrogate.


Sixteen Decisions is a documentary film directed and produced by Gayle Ferraro, exploring the impact of the Grameen Bank on impoverished women in Bangladesh. The bank provides micro loans of about $60 each to the poor, as well as promoting a social charter that gave the film its title.[1]


16 Blocks is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Richard Donner. It stars Bruce Willis, Mos Def, and David Morse. The film unfolds in the real time narration method.



The Apprentice is an American game show that judges the business skills of a group of contestants. It has run in various formats across fourteen seasons since January 2004 on NBC.


The Apprentice was created by British-born American television producer Mark Burnett. Billed as "The Ultimate Job Interview", the show features sixteen to eighteen business people who compete over the course of a season, with usually one contestant eliminated per episode.


Week 1 (September 13, 2004)[edit]

In the first week, Mark Cuban invited the sixteen contestants to a Dallas mansion to begin the game. As the contestants arrive, Cuban watches them and their interactions with the others through closed-circuit cameras. Once everyone has arrived, Cuban joins the group and announces that one of them has already failed the first test: you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Cuban then proceeded to eliminate Richard, who Cuban believed had called the game "stupid" (In reality, he actually said that he didn't 'think ['The Benefactor'] was 'going to be one of those stupid shows.')



NBC unveils the sixteen contestants competing on 'The Apprentice'


By Reality TV World staff, 12/16/2003


NBC has announced the identities and profiles of the sixteen smart young entrepreneurs who will compete in The Apprentice, the new reality drama featuring Donald Trump and executive produced by Survivor’s Mark Burnett.





"The Cut" may be honest in its assessment that success in fashion has little to do with designing clothes. But then all the viewer is left with is cynicism, confusion and 16 people yelling at each other.


Designer Tommy Hilfiger, top right, is presiding over "The Cut," a reality show in which 16 contestants compete for a job at his company and a chance to design a collection under his label. Among the would-be designers are Rob Walker, far left; DeAnna Bonin, far right; and, above, left to right, Vlada Drukh, Princess Warren, Elizabeth Saab, Tommy Walton and Julie O'Connor. (Craig Blankenhorn -- Cbs)


Sixteen People Enter The Face Off Arena

Face Off is back, and everybody's thrilled! But who gets cut in the first episode?


Did I mention there are sixteen contestants? Well, there are. That's kind of a lot to keep track of. And as a result, much of this episode is just a frenzy of people applying makeup and introducing themselves.


A dangerous criminal known as the Reaper (Scott "Raven" Levy) has been extracting sarin, which he plans to spill into the nation's water supply. One of the prisoners, FX (Dustin Fitzsimons) secretly films the Reaper with a Wi-Fi digital camera as he discusses these plans, and the state's governor, Reagan Black (Robert Pike Daniel) finds out about them. Black develops a plan to hold a "death race" within the prison system, assembling four teams of racers:


The Severed Head Gang, consisting of Danny Satanico (Koco Limbevski) and Fred "The Hammer" (Jason Ellefson), two members of the largest gang in the United States, known for decapitating their enemies. The team is given a customized 1995 town car.

Homeland Security, consisting of Colonel Bob (Paolo Carascon) and Captain Rudy Jackson (Rick Benedetto), formerly honored, but now disgraced members of the United States Army. The team is given a vintage 1943 Willys MB.

Vaginamyte, consisting of Double-Dee Destruction (Jennifer Elizabeth Keith) and Queen B (Thereese), two serial killers who seduced and murdered over 72 male and female victims. The team is given a yellow Lotus with a black widow spider design.

Insane Clown Posse (Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope), whose violent form of hip hop was attributed as indirectly influencing multiple murders, acts of terrorism and a school massacre which resulted in the rappers being convicted for these murders and being dubbed as "the Charles Manson of their time". Although the group's music has been banned, it continues to retain a strong fanbase. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are given an ice cream truck customized with a meat grinder, machine guns and "all the bling-bling these two Detroit locals could find".

The race is televised live, hosted by anchors Harvey Winkler (Stephen Blackehart) and Jennifer Ramirez (Caroline Attwood). Black offers the teams gathering points for killing loose prisoners, promising freedom to the team that brings back the Reaper—dead or alive. When Danny Satanico suggests that the four teams escape, Black reveals that each team member has a chip implanted in their bodies which would kill any member that breaks the rules, using Satanico to demonstrate.


The film focuses primarily on Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, and one of the sixteen finalist chefs competing — the sixteen finalists were selected from eighty semi-finalists during the semi-final rounds that took place in the months prior to the final competition.[1]


Following the preparation period, the film continues on to Lyon for the final competition. Over the course of three grueling days, the sixteen finalists meticulously assemble their buffets under the constant scrutiny of the judges, among whom are world-renowned pastry chefs Jacques Torres, Pascal Niau, and Pierre Herme


For those unfamiliar with the show (shame on you!), Top Chef is a cooking competition broadcast on the BRAVO network. The sixteen contestants compete in culinary challenges and face elimination each week.


Andrew interviews Frankie, believing her wounds may also be stigmata. When she tells him she is an atheist, Andrew tells her that stigmata is when the deeply devoted are struck with the five wounds that Jesus received during the crucifixion. Frankie begins to research on her own what the cause could be. Her head begins to bleed, the third stigmata wound caused by the Crown of Thorns. Frankie runs home, where Andrew is waiting, and then runs into an alley. As Andrew pursues her, Frankie smashes a glass bottle and uses the shards to carve symbols on the hood of a car: when Andrew approaches her, she yells at him in another language.

Movie begins with crucifixion of Jesus

After crushing a Zealot revolt led by Barabbas, Clavius, a Roman Tribune, is sent by Pontius Pilate to expedite a crucifixion already in progress. Three days later he is appointed to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish Messiah. Pilate orders him to locate the missing body of Yeshua, one of the crucified men. In doing so, Pilate seeks to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem before the Emperor arrives.[4] Failing to secure Yeshua's body, Clavius attempts to locate and question his disciples for clues to his disappearance.


Daniel "Danny" Ocean is a fictional character in the original Ocean's 11, its 2001 remake, and the two films that followed the remake (Ocean's Twelve in 2004 and Ocean's Thirteen in 2007). The character was portrayed by Frank Sinatra in the original film, and by George Clooney in the remake trilogy. Danny is the only character that appears in all four Ocean's films as he is the protagonist of the series.

Sixteen Tongues

Sixteen Tongues is a 2003 American science fiction film written and directed by Scooter McCrae. It stars Jane Chase, Crawford James, and Alice Liu.

Four Times Love

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Four Times Love (Swedish: Kvinnan bakom allt [in Sweden]; Swedish: Fyra gånger kärlek [in Finland]; Finnish: Neljä rakkautta; Danish: Alt dette og Island med; Norwegian: Alt dette – og Island også) is a 1951 co-Nordic (Swedish-Finnish-Danish-Norwegian) film directed by Hampe Faustman and Johan Jacobsen and starring Sonja Wigert.


Additional books accepted by the Eastern Orthodox:


1 Esdras/3 Esdras[16]

2 Esdras/4 Esdras


Tenida (Bengali টেনিদা) or Teni (see Tenida for da) is a fictional native of Potoldanga in Calcutta, who appears in a number of short stories and larger works of the Bengali author Narayan Gangopadhyay. The leader of a group of four young lads who lived in the neighbourhood of Potoldanga, Tenida was depicted as the local big-mouthed airhead, who, although not blessed with academic capabilities, was admired and respected by the other three for his presence of mind, courage, and honesty as well as his vociferous appetite. Descriptions of Tenida's nose also make frequent appearances in the text, being described as "a large nose resembling Mount Mainak". The narrator of the stories is Pyalaram, who seemed to share his leader's frailty in academic exertions. The other two characters who formed an integral part of the quartet were Habul Sen, who speaks with strong East Bengali accent (Dhakai) and Kyabla, the cleverest among the four.


The stories of Tenida are basically two types. (i) Tenida narrates fabricated stories of his so-called heroism [1] (ii)Tenia & Pyala [2] or all the four are involved in hilarious adventure where the gang goes through interesting situations but solves the mystery at the end.[3] The short stories were extensively based in Calcutta and its suburbs, but the Charmurti traveled to Hajaribag,[4] Duars,[5] Darjeeling [6] where their pleasure trip turned into a series of mysterious incidents.


Each episode of Unsolved Mysteries usually featured three or four segments, each involving a different story. The show's host offered voice over narration for each segment, and appeared on-screen to begin and end segments and offer segues.


While the show was in production, viewers were invited to telephone, write letters or, in the newer broadcasts, submit tips through their website if they had information that might help solve a case. The segments all involved actual events, and generally fell into one of four categories:[citation needed]


Criminal cases: Accounts of abductions, suspicious deaths, homicides, robberies, claims of innocence, missing persons and other miscellaneous unsolved cases where the suspects were either unknown or could not be located.

Lost loves: Accounts of individuals trying to reunite with someone from their past; often involving closed adoption, people separated by circumstances, or an unknown "Good Samaritan" that saved someone's life.

Unexplained/Alternative history: Alternative theories of history (including the theories that outlaws such as Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy did not die as history recorded, that the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov survived the 1918 regicide that killed her entire family, that the assassination of Louisiana senator Huey Long may have been an accident, that the assassination of Martin Luther King was in fact a conspiracy, and that Kurt Cobain may have been murdered).

Paranormal matters: Accounts of miracles, alleged UFO/alien encounters (including examination of the Roswell UFO Incident and the Phoenix UFO Incident, the UFO incident in Eupen, Belgium observed by NATO fighter jets, or scientific questions about life on Mars), ghosts, Bigfoot, or other inexplicable phenomena.

The Crucified Lovers (近松物語 Chikamatsu Monogatari?, literally, "A Story From Chikamatsu") is a 1954 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. It was adapted from Chikamatsu Monzaemon's 1715 jōruri play Daikyōji Mukashi Goyomi (大経師昔暦).[1]

Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival,[2] The Crucified Lovers was one of several of late-career films (Life of Oharu, Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff) that brought Mizoguchi to the attention of non-Japanese audiences.

Photographed by Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Floating Weeds, Tokyo Olympiad), The Crucified Lovers features Mizoguchi's sequence shot aesthetic, recalling Japanese woodcuts and scroll paintings.


In Hair, the character of Claude becomes a classic Christ figure at various points in the script. In Act I, Claude enters, saying, "I am the Son of God. I shall vanish and be forgotten," then gives benediction to the tribe and the audience. Claude suffers from indecision, and, in his Gethsemane at the end of Act I, he asks "Where Do I Go?". There are various textual allusions to Claude being on a cross, and, in the end, he is chosen to give his life for the others.[31]


Superman in Superman: The Movie and Superman Returns. Both Superman and Jesus have been sent to Earth by their fathers (Jor-El and God, respectively). Both films chronicle the beginning of Superman's story, and included the famous quote: "They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason, above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you: my only son." In the first movie Kal-El is sent to retire for 12 years to be educated "in spirit" by his father to be earth's savior. At the end of the film he made Lois Lane "Rise from death". In Returns, Superman tells Lois "You wrote that the world doesn't need a savior," (referring to her article, "Why The World Doesn't Need Superman.") "but every day I hear people crying for one." Later in the film, Superman is stabbed in the side as Jesus was believed to have been during the Crucifixion; after casting the Crystal Continent into space, the fatigued Superman falls to earth in a pose almost identical to that of a man being crucified. Superman wakes from coma in what seems the third day (by biblical timekeeping), mirroring Jesus' awakening on the third day after crucifixion.[36][37]


Chris Keller in All My Sons. The son of Joe Keller who is the symbol of Christ in the play. * King Leonidas I in the 2007 historical-fantasy film 300, adapted from the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller. At the end of the film, Leonidas, along with the rest of his 300 Spartans, stay behind to defend a narrow pass against their vastly more numerable Persian foe. Despite suffering a gruesome death to arrow fire, Leonidas' death gives the rest of Sparta time to mobilize an army to defeat the Persian Empire. The final shots of the film show Leonidas' body laying in a crucifix-like pose, pierced in the side and hands by arrows.[47]


Frodo Baggins, a hobbit, also in The Lord of the Rings. His Christ imagery was more emphasized in the film series. Frodo carried a burden of evil on behalf of the whole world, like Christ who carried his cross for the sins of mankind.[24] Frodo walks his "Via Dolorosa" to Mount Doom just like Jesus who made his way to Golgotha.[25] As Frodo approaches the Cracks of Doom the Ring becomes a crushing weight as the cross was for Jesus. Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's friend, parallels Simon of Cyrene, who carries Frodo up to Mount Doom, much as Simon aids Jesus by picking up his cross to Golgotha.[26] When Frodo accomplishes his mission, like Christ, he says "it is done".[27] As Christ ascends to heaven, Frodo’s life in Middle-earth comes to an end when he departs to the Undying Lands.[28]


Signless, in the webcomic Homestuck, is a Christ figure who:

is born with no clear parents (albeit that being normal)

has controversial ideas about how people should be treated

is eventually tortured/crucified by the tyrannical government

his handcuffs become a secret symbol for his followers, like the cross of Christianity

one of his most prominent followers is named The Disciple


Waldmeir considered the function of the novel's Christian imagery, made most evident through Hemingway's obvious reference to the crucifixion of Christ following Santiago's sighting of the sharks that reads:


′Ay,′ he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and perhaps it is just a noise such as a man might make, involuntarily, feeling the nail go through his hands and into the wood.[19]


This book is about four children whose names were Ann, Martin, Rose and Peter. But it is most about Peter who was the youngest. They all had to go away from London suddenly because of Air Raids, and because Father, who was in the Army, had gone off to the War and Mother was doing some kind of war work. They were sent to stay with a kind of relation of Mother's who was a very old professor who lived all by himself in the country.[9]


Completed at the beginning of March 1951[19] and published 7 September 1953, The Silver Chair is the first Narnia book without any of the Pevensie children. Instead, Aslan calls Eustace back to Narnia together with his classmate Jill Pole. There they are given four signs to aid them in the search for Prince Rilian, Caspian's son, who disappeared after setting out ten years earlier to avenge his mother's death. Fifty years have passed in Narnia and Caspian, who was barely an adult in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is now an old man, while Eustace is still a child.


The four Pevensie siblings are the main human protagonists of The Chronicles of Narnia. Varying combinations of some or all of them appear in five of the seven novels. They are introduced in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and eventually become Kings and Queens of Narnia reigning as a tetrarchy: High King Peter the Magnificent, Queen Susan the Gentle, King Edmund the Just, and Queen Lucy the Valiant. Although introduced in the series as children, the siblings grow up into adults while reigning in Narnia. They go back to being children once they get back to their own world, but feature as adults in The Horse and His Boy during their Narnia reign.


Echoing the Christian theme of betrayal, repentance, and subsequent redemption via blood sacrifice, Edmund betrays his siblings to Jadis, the White Witch, but quickly realises the true nature of the witch and her evil intentions towards his siblings, and joins Aslan's side. At that point he is redeemed by the sacrifice of Aslan's life and he joins the fight against the White Witch. Lucy is the youngest of the four Pevensie siblings. Of all the Pevensie children, Lucy is the closest to Aslan, and of all the human characters who visit Narnia, Lucy is perhaps the one who believes in Narnia the most.


All four appear in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian; in the latter, however, Aslan tells Peter and Susan that they will not return, as they are getting too old. Susan, Lucy, and Edmund appear in The Horse and His Boy – Peter is said to be away fighting giants on the other side of Narnia. Lucy and Edmund appear in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where Aslan tells them, too, that they are getting too old. Peter, Edmund, and Lucy appear in The Last Battle.


Susan doesn't appear in The Last Battle because by that time she has stopped believing in Narnia. Asked by a child in 1958 if he would please write another book entitled "Susan of Narnia" so that the entire Pevensie family would be reunited, C. S. Lewis replied: "I am so glad you like the Narnian books and it was nice of you to write and tell me. There's no use just asking me to write more. When stories come into my mind I have to write them, and when they don't I can't!..."*[28]


There, they encounter a cliff, where Jill shows off by approaching a cliff's edge, and Eustace, trying to pull her back, falls over the edge. Aslan appears and saves Eustace by blowing him to Narnia. He charges Jill with helping Eustace find Prince Rilian of Narnia (the son of King Caspian X), who disappeared some years before, and he gives Jill four Signs to guide her and Eustace on their quest. Aslan then blows Jill into Narnia, where Eustace is already waiting, near to a great castle he has never seen before. They watch as an elderly and frail man takes ship and sails from the harbour. They learn, much to Eustace's dismay, that the departing King is actually King Caspian X, who has set off to see again the lands of his youth - although many believe he has instead set off to seek Aslan in order to ask who could be the next King of Narnia after him. Trumpkin the Dwarf, now Lord Regent and very elderly and deaf, provides Jill and Eustace with rooms in Cair Paravel, but on the advice of Glimfeather the Owl they make no mention of their quest. Master Glimfeather summons them to a Parliament of his fellow talking owls. The owls explain that Caspian's son, Prince Rilian, disappeared a decade earlier while searching for the green serpent that had killed his mother, and is under the spell of an enchantress.



Further information: Cross necklace


A crucifix, considered in Christian tradition as a defense against demons, as the holy sign of Christ's victory over every evil

The Roman Catholic Church maintains that the legitimate use of sacramentals in its proper disposition is only encouraged by a firm faith and devotion in God, not through any magical or superstitious belief bestowed on the sacramental. In this regard, rosaries, scapular, medals and other devotional religious Catholic paraphernalia derive their power, not simply from the symbolism created by the object, rather by the blessing of the Church which comes from God.


Lay Catholics are not permitted to perform solemn exorcisms but they can use holy water, blessed salt and other sacramentals such as the Saint Benedict medal or the crucifix for warding off evil.[14]



Back of the Catholic Saint Benedict medal with the Vade Retro Satana abbreviation

The crucifix, and the associated sign of the cross, is one of the key sacramentals used by Catholics to ward off evil since the time of the Early Church Fathers. The imperial cross of Conrad II (1024–1039) referred to the power of the cross against evil.[15]


A well-known amulet among Catholic Christians is the Saint Benedict medal which includes the Vade Retro Satana formula to ward off Satan. This medal has been in use at least since the 18th century and in 1742 it received the approval of Pope Benedict XIV. It later became part of the Roman Catholic ritual.[16]


Some Catholic sacramentals are believed to defend against evil, by virtue of their association with a specific saint or archangel. The scapular of St. Michael the Archangel is a Roman Catholic devotional scapular associated with Archangel Michael, the chief enemy of Satan. Pope Pius IX gave this scapular his blessing, but it was first formally approved under Pope Leo XIII.


The form of this scapular is somewhat distinct, in that the two segments of cloth that constitute it have the form of a small shield; one is made of blue and the other of black cloth, and one of the bands likewise is blue and the other black. Both portions of the scapular bear the well-known representation of the Archangel St. Michael slaying the dragon and the inscription "Quis ut Deus?" meaning "Who is like God?".[17]


Catholic saints have written about the power of holy water as a force that repels evil. Saint Teresa of Avila, a Doctor of the Church who reported visions of Jesus and Mary, was a strong believer in the power of holy water and wrote that she used it with success to repel evil and temptations.[18]


Spanish soldiers, especially Carlist units, wore a patch with an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the inscription detente bala ("stop, bullet").


Who's Standing in for Jesus?

Future Governor of California and champion body builder turned action movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this case, Mr. Schwarzenegger is playing legendary fantasy writer Robert E. Howard's most famous creation Conan The Cimmerian, an ancient and, I might add, pagan barbarian.



What's the context?

While seeking revenge for the murder of his father, Conan tracks down the evil, mystical and snake-themed warlord Thursla Doom, (James Earl Jones, who was then still trying to break away from that Darth Vader typecasting thing). After tracking down Doom, Conan attempts to infiltrate Doom's temple but is captured. Doom then sentences the barbarian to death by crucifixion. While tied to a tree (not nailed to a cross), Conan endures his torment in the most pro-active way possible. At one point, a vulture attempts to peck out Conan's eyes. Before the bird can do so, Conan bites the thing right in the neck and kills it. The barbarian is later rescued by one of his comrades in arms and is brought back to health with the help of the magic of an old wizard.


What makes it a crucifixion?

The religious allegories of the scene, while present as a stylistic motif, are a bit tenuous, to say the least. Conan almost, but doesn't quite, die while tied to a tree and is then brought back to "life" via supernatural means. Yeah, that's sorta kinda a crucifixion and resurrection metaphor, but, really, the only allegory that really holds up to scrutiny is Conan's incredible ability to survive hardship, torment and almost certain death.

The scene is often described a quintessential moment in defining the character of Conan, both in cinema and in literature. The scene itself is taken directly from a similar yet much more powerful description of Conan's similar crucifixion in Howard's original short story, A Witch Shall Be Born.



Artist Boris Valego's rendering of A Witch Shall Be Born


"By the side of the caravan road a heavy cross had been planted, and on this grim tree a man hung, nailed there by iron spikes through his hands and feet. Naked but for a loin-cloth, the man was almost a giant in stature, and his muscles stood out in thick corded ridges on limbs and body, which the sun had long ago burned brown..."

-Robert E. Howard, A Witch Shall Be Born, 1934


That section of the original Conan story is some of the best writing of Howard's career and, in my opinion, the most powerful passage ever written for his signature character. In the story, Conan ends up on the wrong side of a bloody coup d'etat in ancient city state. He is literally crucified for defying Constantius, the new conqueror. Conan is nailed, not tied, to a cross, not a tree. The vulture scene is basically the same. Conan's only rescue comes in the form of a passerby, one of Constantius' rivals, who merely cuts down the cross and lets Conan fend for himself from there. Conan, of course, manages to survive to fight another day. In an effort to retain some believability, Howard has Conan spend several months recovering. Conan finally exacts his revenge when, after conquering his army, he finally captures and then crucifies Constantius, the very man that had Conan nailed to the cross in the first place. Not only does Conan overcome suffering at the hands of his enemies but he does quite aggressively.

"You are more fit to inflict torture than endure it.", says Conan to his former tormentor as he leaves the man hanging on the cross.

Not exactly "turn the other cheek" stuff, is it?

No, Conan is not a messianic figure of salvation and resurrection ; he survives crucifixion not because of his virtue or because of divine providence but because Conan The Barbarian (in both movies and books) is, quite simply a tough, determined and unkillable badass.


Before he can get out of the city with the new vaccine, however, one of the albino vamps manages to impale Heston with a large spear. Heston dies slowly, posed in a Christ on the cross style crucifixion pose. The young hippies retrieve the serum he made, get out of the city and get the closing credits rolling.


What makes it a crucifixion scene?

K, this allegory is pretty ham-handed but, as the aforementioned Jesuit Priest who taught me film criticism used to say, "It's all there.". First, there's the outstretched arms and the slightly bent knees: you know, you basic Christ on a the cross position. Then Heston bleeds profusely from the wound inflicted by a large spear (yes, yes, he was not stabbed exactly in the side but let's not too holier than thou about every little detail, okay?). Not to mention the fact that the man has just effectively saved all of humanity from its own, you might say "sins", with a serum that was literally made from Heston's own blood.

Once it's all laid out like that, the symbolism is pretty forced and, frankly, even as these kinds of things go, kind of silly in how seriously it takes itself.

On the bright side, though, perhaps the grateful survivors of this future world will someday drink wine at communion each week, as a way of symbolizing the sacrifice of the Blood of Heston...


Tyrell is portrayed as a powerful, and, yes, an almost God-like figure who lives in a temple-like skyscraper, the top of which can only be ascended to in a glass elevator that overlooks the city, the sky and the stars.

At the end of the film, Batty performs his own self-crucifixion, then saves Deckard's life and then dies. As he dies, he releases the white dove that flies upwards. A white dove often symbolizes the Holy Spirit, which, coincidentally, also left Christ as he died on the cross (the dove could also be interpreted as symbolic of Batty's soul). The Christ allusions end there ,though. There is no resurrection for Batty. Yet the end of the film suggest that there may be a resurrection, at least thematically, for Deckard.

Of course, director Ridley Scott is not drawing perfect direct lines between Batty and Jesus. Rather, he is playing with these archetypal cultural images to create an impression. By drawing these religious allusions, even they are only perceived subconsciously, Scott is playing with the issue of existentialism vs spirituality. Batty, an artificial being created by humans and the supposed evil villain of the piece becomes a figure of great humanity and redemption as he clings to his final moments of life. The white doves suggests not only possible savior overtones but, on a more basic level, it suggests that this non-human being perhaps did, in fact, have a soul. The world of Blade Runner is one in which humans can create life via their own technology, both human and animal. It's life that, as it turns out, could have more potential for humanity and spiritualism than its creators. The humans of Blade Runner live in a world dominated and even partly destroyed by that same technology that created artificial life.

Is there a God in the midst of all of this bleak, technologically dominated world of the future? Or, in a world where its technology is so powerful, is humanity God?

Like many great films (and even art in general), Blade Runner raises


Whatever the case, Murphy's death at the hands of some of the most sadomasochistically twisted villains this side of Deliverance, is akin to a crucifixion. In the hands of audacious Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, in his first mainstream Hollywood feature, Murphy's death scene is actually a tad more than just akin to Christ on the cross.


All of Verhoeven's films, from his early art-house European films like The 4th Man to his big mainstream Hollywood movies like Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct and even the much maligned Showgirls, feature some from of thematic crucifixion and/or resurrection, usually centered around the film's central character.


Why makes it a crucifixion scene?

The crucifixion allegories in this movie are bit more subtle than those of Conan The Barbarian or even those of The Omega Man (similar to Blade Runner, though). The imagery may not be immediately consciously obvious to the casual viewer. I've found that calling Murphy's death scene a crucifision allegory is often met with the classic "you're reading to much into it" rebuttal that film symbolism interpretations are often met with. Yet, at the same time, I often also hear people who have just seen Robocop for the first time, bring up the crucifixion angle without prompting.


Take a look at the scene below and you'll see what I mean (warning for the uninitiated, it's pretty violent and disturbing).


In particular, Murphy's hand being blown off with a shot gun at close range is a nail through the palm of the hand taken to the next level. He is "killed" in an outstretched arm position. That crucifixion image is a little less on the nose on account of the fact that the man is missing an arm at the time. Murphy's final bloody head wound is a more brutal version of a crown of thorns. The visual allusions are indirect and subtle, yet still there.

The crucifixion imagery works on an almost subconscious level. It is an excellent example of Verhoevan's unique ability to create audaciously over-the-tip visuals yet still maintain an air of subtlety at the same time.

I actually agree with the "don't read too much into it" argument but not so much in terms of the imagery but more in terms of the conclusions one might make from that imagery.

Sure, Murphy/Robocop goes through his own version of crucifixion and he sees his own version of a resurrection when he is transformed into the savior hero of Robocop. However, even within the film's own terms, Robocop is not Jesus, nor is he meant to be. Verhoeven uses the Christ parallels as a means of creating a deeper and more emotional connection with a larger than life hero (literally, in this case). He does this through the use of deeply rooted, powerful, culturally based iconography. At the same time, he is also using the Jesus allegories as an ironic juxtaposition with a bleak world of violence, social disorder and immorality.

Is Robocop really a savior? Or just a promulgation of more violence, death and disorder? Is a world so mired in crime and corruption even capable of redeeming itself? Is such a world's salvation even within the reach of a savior like Robocop?


The Fourth Man (Dutch: De vierde man) is a 1983 Dutch suspense film directed by Paul Verhoeven, based on the novel De vierde man by Gerard Reve. The film stars Jeroen Krabbé and Renée Soutendijk in the lead roles. It was Verhoeven's last film made in the Netherlands before he established himself in Hollywood; he would later return to make 2006's Black Book. The film was selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 56th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]


The title refers to Krabbé's position as the fourth man whom Soutendijk seduces, after she presumably has dispatched her first three husbands. The film is sexually explicit and, like many of Verhoeven's other films, shows graphic violence and gore.


Remember, that Christianity is a religion grounded in one of the most violent acts of murder, the crucifixion. Otherwise, religion wouldn't have had any kind of impact. With regard to the irony of the violence, much of that probably comes from my childhood experiences during and immediately following the Second World War. In fact, if it hadn't been for the German occupation and then the American occupation, I would have never been a filmmaker


Mike Pinsky of the website DVD Verdict points out repeated uses of the color red, blood, the Virgin Mary, and the Cross, including:[5]


A spider climbs over a crucified figure of Jesus in pursuit of a struggling fly

Gerard Reve tips his glass to a statue of the Virgin Mary, as he takes the first drink of the day

A woman peels an apple, then shapes the peel into a halo over her boy's head

Gerard Reve drinks a Bloody Mary

Red flower petals blow in the breeze

A sign reads "Donate Your Blood to the Red Cross"


Coincidence and random happenings reinforce the man's paranoia, and his visions of castration, spiders that kill their mates and living crucifixes eventually seem to have some basis ... Eventually, the imagery of the film accumulates and leads directly to an explosive but still inconclusive finale. Thanks to Verhoeven's favorite cinematographer, Jan de Bont, the dark, smooth look of The Fourth Man is as crucial to its success as the performances of Krabbé (excellent in an essentially unsympathetic role), Soutendijk (wittily enigmatic and predatory) and Hoffman (... an unexpected force of personality). The music by Loek Dikker swiftly sets up the ominous-funny tone of Krabbé's hallucinations, and the sharp editing by Ine Schenkkan creates a tension within them that keeps you guessing. It may be low-budget by American standards, but The Fourth Man is one of the most professional-looking movies to play here this year.[7]


In the original Broadway production, the stage was completely open, with no curtain and the fly area and grid exposed to the audience. The proscenium arch was outlined with climb-ready scaffolding. Wagner's spare set was painted in shades of grey with street graffiti stenciled on the stage. The stage was raked, and a tower of abstract scaffolding upstage at the rear merged a Native American totem pole and a modern sculpture of a crucifix-shaped tree. This scaffolding was decorated with found objects that the cast had gathered from the streets of New York. These included a life-size papier-mâché bus driver, the head of Jesus, and a neon marquee of the Waverly movie theater in Greenwich Village.[95] Potts' costumes were based on hippie street clothes, made more theatrical with enhanced color and texture. Some of these included mixed parts of military uniforms, bell bottom jeans with Ukrainian embroidery, tie dyed T-shirts and a red white and blue fringed coat.[95] Early productions were primarily reproductions of this basic design.


Sheila gives Berger a yellow shirt. He goofs around and ends up tearing it in two. Sheila voices her distress that Berger seems to care more about the "bleeding crowd" than about her ("Easy to Be Hard"). Jeanie summarizes everyone's romantic entanglements: "I'm hung up on Claude, Sheila's hung up on Berger, Berger is hung up everywhere. Claude is hung up on a cross over Sheila and Berger." The tribe runs out to the audience with fliers inviting them to a Be-In. Berger, Woof and another tribe member pay satiric tribute to the American flag as they fold it ("Don't Put it Down"). After young and innocent Crissy describes "Frank Mills", a boy she's looking for, the tribe participates in the "Be-In". The men of the tribe burn their draft cards. Claude puts his card in the fire, then changes his mind and pulls it out. He asks, "where is the something, where is the someone, that tells me why I live and die?" ("Where Do I Go"). The tribe emerges naked, intoning "beads, flowers, freedom, happiness."


Religion, particularly Catholicism, appears both overtly and symbolically throughout the piece, and it is often made the brunt of a joke.[61] Berger sings of looking for "my Donna", giving it the double meaning of the woman he's searching for and the Madonna.[78] During "Sodomy", a hymn-like paean to all that is "dirty" about sex, the cast strikes evocative religious positions: the Pietà and Christ on the cross.[78] Before the song, Woof recites a modified rosary. In Act II, when Berger gives imaginary pills to various famous figures, he offers "a pill for the Pope".[63] In "Going Down", after being kicked out of school, Berger compares himself to Lucifer: "Just like the angel that fell / Banished forever to hell / Today have I been expelled / From high school heaven."[79] Claude becomes a classic Christ figure at various points in the script.[80] In Act I, Claude enters, saying, "I am the Son of God. I shall vanish and be forgotten," then gives benediction to the tribe and the audience. Claude suffers from indecision, and, in his Gethsemane at the end of Act I, he asks "Where Do I Go?". There are textual allusions to Claude being on a cross, and, in the end, he is chosen to give his life for the others.[80] Berger has been seen as a John the Baptist figure, preparing the way for Claude.[61]


Inglourious Basterds

The trailer again (admit it, you probably wanted to watch it again anyway):


SPM Rate: 10 swastikas over 1:43 = 5.83 Swastikas Per Minute


Hitler: At the very end, Hitler pounds the table and shouts “Nein! Nein! Nein!” while dressed in a cape. Spectacular.


Other Exploitative Elements: The motorcade of sleek cars. Admit it: you wouldn’t mind having one of those Mercedes convertibles in your garage. Oh, and the lurid violence.


Dead Snow

This Norweigan Nazi zombie film caused a stir at Sundance last year:




SPM Rate: Only 1 Swastika over 2:30 = 0.4 Swastikas Per Minute. Surprisingly low for a Nazi zombie movie, right? But this is clearly a highly exploitative movie, and it comes from:


Hitler: He’s in the trailer via archival footage, which counts for something, but it has far less of a visceral impact than seeing Hitler in the Basterds trailer.


Other Exploitative Elements: Sex, blood, gore, and zombies. The Nazis are practically just the added bonus on top of the standard horror



Now we’re moving into the “Oscar Bait” category. Defiance was only nominated for Best Score, but the studio was clearly setting it up to compete for the major awards.


SPM Rate: 0 swastikas over 2:04 = 0 Swastikas Per Minute! Exploitation free? Not quite. The trailer still has:


Hitler: his image doesn’t appear, but the shouting voice at the beginning is unmistakable.


Other Exploitative Elements: The Wehrmacht’s Iron Cross makes an appearance on a tank towards the end of the trailer. It’s not the same as a swastika, but pretty close.


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Concentration camp movie with a kid? That’s some shameless Oscar Baiting.


SPM Rate: 3 swastikas in 2:14 = 1.34 Swastikas Per Minute. This is slightly deceptive since all 3 swastikas appeared at the very beginning of the trailer. Plus, the light-hearted music at the outset is rather atypical for movies with swastikas in the trailer.


Hitler: none, but at 1:26 there’s a seriously intimidating Nazi in shiny shiny leather.


Other Exploitative Elements: Let’s see…there’s the barbed wire, and we know what that means…what else? Oh, right. The main character is A FREAKING KID IN A FREAKING CONCENTRATION CAMP.



Brian Singer’s historical action/drama was going for more prestige and less exploitation, but…




SPM Rate: 85 swastikas over 1:55 seconds = 44.35 Swastikas Per Minute. It’s through the roof. Those endless rows of tall vertical flags is really what did it, but even if you don’t include those scenes, this trailer still packs in more swastikas than an Illinois Nazi rally.


Hitler: No Hitler in the trailer, though he does show up in the film itself.


Other Exploitative Elements: All those soldiers running and standing in formation. The planes turning on the tarmac in formation. Where have I seen all of this before?


Swastika (1974)

1h 53min | Documentary, War | September 1974 (USA)

Swastika Poster

The Nazification of Germany from 1933 to 1945 told through a compilation of Nazi footage, newsreels, propaganda films and Eva Braun's home movies.


Christian imagery appears throughout the film. In addition to the scenes of the Monster trussed in a cruciform pose and the crucified figure of Jesus in the graveyard, the hermit has a crucifix on the wall of his hut – which, to Whale's consternation, editor Ted Kent made glow during a fade-out[6] – and the Monster consumes the Christian sacraments of bread and wine at his "last supper" with the hermit. Horror scholar David J. Skal suggests that Whale's intention was to make a "direct comparison of Frankenstein's monster to Christ".[51] Film scholar Scott MacQueen, noting Whale's lack of any religious convictions, disputes the notion that the Monster is a Christ-figure. Rather, the Monster is a "mockery of the divine" since, having been created by Man rather than God, it "lacks the divine spark". In crucifying the Monster, he says, Whale "pushes the audience's buttons" by inverting the central Christian belief of the death of Christ followed by the resurrection. The Monster is raised from the dead first, then crucified.[6]


Bride of Frankenstein was subjected to censorship, both during production by the Hays office and following its release by local and national censorship boards. Joseph Breen, lead censor for the Hays office, objected to lines of dialogue in the originally submitted script in which Henry Frankenstein and his work were compared to that of God. He continued to object to such dialogue in revised scripts,[29] and to a planned shot of the Monster rushing through a graveyard to a figure of a crucified Jesus and attempting to "rescue" the figure from the cross.[30] Breen also objected to the number of murders, both seen and implied by the script and strongly advised Whale to reduce the number.[6] The censor's office, upon reviewing the film in March 1935, required a number of cuts. Whale agreed to delete a sequence in which Dwight Frye's "Nephew Glutz"[6] kills his uncle and blames the Monster,[28] and shots of Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley in which Breen felt too much of her breasts were visible. Curiously, despite his earlier objection, Breen offered no objection to the cruciform imagery throughout the film – including a scene with the Monster lashed Christ-like to a pole – nor to the presentation of Pretorius as a coded homosexual.[29] Bride of Frankenstein was approved by the Production Code office on April 15, 1935.[28]


Cross and infinity sign

In the film, the cross is used to represent the invalids, while the infinity symbol denotes the valids. These images appear on the computer screens when a persons DNA has been tested. The cross is used to echo the biblical and religious connotations of the crucifix, as the invalids are referred to as "faith births". While religious imagery is often positive, the cross stands as a constant reminder of the individuals' genetic ineriority and weakness. This is highlighted when Vincent comments "I'll never understand what possessed my mother to put her faith in God's hands, rather than her local geneticist." Thus, the religious symbol indicates their low status in society.

Upside down cross symbol satanism

One of the most popular Satanist symbols is the upside down cross, the reasoning behind which seems obvious enough. With the possible exception of that pentagram thing with the goat's head inside it, the inverted cross is the most immediately recognizable symbol of defiance against Christianity. It's certainly the easiest to tattoo onto your own face.


The magic-comedy team of Penn & Teller has performed a stunt parodying the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, offending some attendees of a major magicians’ convention, reports columnist Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review.




The skit, performed last week in Las Vegas, included Teller, dressed as Christ on a full-size cross, entering the room on a cart. According to the column, a midget dressed as an angel “performed a simulated sex act on the near-naked Teller.” Penn, in a Roman gladiator costume, unveiled the scene by pulling away a “Shroud of Turin” that covered the cross.

SWASTIKA QUADRANT CARVED INTO FOREHEAD- warning viewer discretion is adviced kind of gross too look at someone cutting a knife into another person's head


Superman and the Crucified Christ


JUN 2006

If we’re comparing Superman and Christ, let’s not ignore what seems a fairly blatant artistic reference in the current campaign for Superman Returns, to Salvador Dali’s Christ of St. John of the Cross (top) and Crucifixion (bottom):


–In a climactic battle, Superman is seen in mid-air with his arms outstretched, like Christ on the cross.


–Superman is described as being 33 years old, the age of Jesus when he was crucified.


Next comes the popular Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, also from 1989:



Batman spears the villain Killer Croc and is speared in return. "What wounds are these? I am Attis on the pine. Christ on the cedar. Odin on the world-ash." On the next page Killer Croc jumps out of a window, the spear still in his side:


Morrison's original storyboard notes: "Croc is framed in the shattering window as it explodes beneath his weight. His arms are thrown wide, in an attitude of crucifixion. The broken spear juts from his side and the shattering glass creates a jagged halo around his vast, deformed head. He becomes the image of the Serpent/Christ (and also evokes Moby Dick, with the harpoon in his side) a medieval allegory which Jung interpreted as being symbolic of "an overcoming of the unconscious and, at the same time, of the attitude of the son who unconsciously hangs on his mother.""


He added this commentary for the 15th anniversary edition: "In Qabalistic numerology, Christ = Satan = Messiah, which is why Croc appears here in crucifixion pose, taking the place of Christ on this blasphemous cross. In this scene, Batman reunites Christ and Serpent, then confronts and overcomes his own attachment to his Mother in a perverse nightmare of lizards, lace and bridal embroidery. Much of this subtextual material was lost on the casual reader but that didn't seem to stop us from shifting mega-amounts of copies. I do believe that people respond emotionally to deep mythical patterns whether or not they actually recognise or "understand" them as such, but the fact that our book launched at the time of the outrageously successful Batman film by Tim Burton probably helped more than anything else."


I tend to think Arkham Asylum lays on the pop psychology a bit too thick, but Morrison's use of "deep mythical patterns" continues throughout his career. Here's 1990's Doom Patrol:


(From Doom Patrol no. 55 May 92.) The crucifix symbolizes both the rape which sparked the fragmentation, as well as the immense pain which a reunited Jane would have to take back from personalities like Stigmata.


Next up we have a series created from scratch by Morrison himself, The Invisibles (language warning for these next two):


This is The Invisibles, vol. 1, no. 21, from 1996. Young Dane encounters Barbelith, which is... complicated. Basically, Barbelith is trying to help humanity liberate itself from the crushing burden of suffering and evil it is trapped under. (Personally I find this page to be a stunning and unforgettable existential statement about what Terry Eagleton calls the "recalcitrance" of the human condition. As Eagleton writes: "The crucifixion proclaims that the truth of human history is a tortured political criminal.") Later in the same issue Dane experiences the pain of humanity himself:

Barbelith tells Dane that he must transform himself and the rest will follow - as above, so below. And, in fact, Dane will go on to be the saviour of humanity and the new Buddha. Morrison here mixes Christian, Gnostic, and Buddhist imagery (as he will later with Mister Miracle - see below.)


I don't have the image for it, but another crucifixion appears later on in The Invisibles (vol. 2, no. 20). A bug-eyed alien is nailed to a wall by the bad guys and forced to witness depravity, pain and death. The comic makes it clear that Morrison is expressing a Gnostic myth about the divine being trapped in its own creation. This is a major theme of The Invisibles.


Superman is crucified by Darkseid! From JLA Presents: Aztek, The Ultimate Man no. 10, May 1997, co-written with Mark Millar. Fortunately, this was just a simulation, meant to test Aztek's superhero skills and fitness for membership in the Justice League of America.


All of the above comics were for DC, but Morrison also wrote Marvel's flagship comic, The X-Men. Here the symbolism is a little more oblique, but have a look at these two images:


All of the above comics were for DC, but Morrison also wrote Marvel's flagship comic, The X-Men. Here the symbolism is a little more oblique, but have a look at these two images:

(From New X-Men no. 121, February 2002.) In a mostly-silent issue, Jean Grey enters Charles Xavier's psyche. Morrison's storyboard notes: "The second tier is filled with Xavier faces, screaming, laughing, howling, crying guardians - extreme emotional defence systems to ward off telepathic invaders. Pointing, accusing, hiding their eyes, pontificating. A smaller figure of Jean spins away from us, down into the center. Splashing into the one face which is calm, Christ-like in its quiet suffering expression." Further in, Jean sees this:



Morrison wrote: "Charles Xavier in grotesque pose, holding his vast swollen dripping brain, like an Atlas. Xavier struggling with the gross weight of his own imprisoned thoughts, sunk to the thighs in bubbling slime and tar like some monstrous Blakean figure. As a nod to Dali, there's an exploded wheelchair hovering in bits around Xavier. The components hang in strange splendor - Xavier's own version of the hypercubist cross." So, a bit more abstract, but not entirely unrelated.


Back in the DC Universe, a few years later, we're back to basics:


This is from the cover of Seven Soldiers of Victory: Mister Miracle no. 1, 2005. Miracle is originally one of the New Gods from Jack Kirby's Fourth World pantheon. In Morrison's introduction to volume one of the Fourth World Omnibus, he refers to the original Mister Miracle comic as "the New Testament strand" of Kirby's mythology. Here Miracle is the evocatively named Shilo Norman, who descends into a black hole attached to the cross-shaped restraint pictured above. (In the original image the cross is upside down.) He eventually escapes but not before finding his way out of Darkseid's false reality of degradation and suffering, a storyline which incorporates Christian, Gnostic, Buddhist and Norse elements. Part of it involves being betrayed by everyone, beaten, burnt, castrated, and left humiliated, hopeless and crippled. (See also the Suffering Servant, etc.) Note the crucifix pose from this scene in a later issue:


This is from the cover of Final Crisis no. 2, August 2008. Ian described it to me as "Batman crucified on a piece of New Gods Kirbytech" and that's pretty much what it is. Early on in the heavily theological series Batman is captured by the evil minions of Darkseid. This page provides more details:


Is that syringe-studded helmet standing in for a crown of thorns? Anyways, Batman is not the only one to be crucified in that issue. Green Lantern John Stewart is nailed to a wooden crate by a mysterious assailant:





"And you stare at me in your Jesus Christ pose

Arms held out like you've been carrying a load."

— Soundgarden, "Jesus Christ Pose"

It's very common for a character who just performed a Heroic Sacrifice to be lying with their arms outstretched like the crucified Jesus. The "person with outstretched arms symbolically representing Christ" pose is so deeply ingrained into modern culture that anytime we see a character in that pose, we tend to assume the director was going for this trope, even when it's obvious from the context of the scene that he or she wasn't.

Tends to provoke the joke "[character] died for your sins!"

A Sub-Trope of Rule of Symbolism (unless an example is Faux Symbolism).


Passion Play, where the character is actually crucified and is in most cases actually Christ.

Pietà Plagiarism, "Last Supper" Steal, and Background Halo, all of which (alongside Crucified Hero Shot) can show up in respectable literature classes under the name of "Christ Imagery"

Creepy Cool Crosses, where crosses are used as a sign of the occult.

Messianic Archetype, a character type modeled after the Christian Messiah. Messianic Archetypes will often end up in a Crucified Hero Shot to get the point across.


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And you stare at me in your Jesus Christ pose



Arms held out like you've been carrying a load

—Soundgarden, "Jesus Christ Pose"

It's very common for a character who just performed a Heroic Sacrifice to be lying with their arms outstretched like the crucified Jesus. The "person with outstretched arms symbolically representing Christ" pose is so deeply ingrained into modern culture that anytime we see a character in that pose, we tend to assume the director was going for this trope, even when it's obvious from the context of the scene that he or she wasn't.


Tends to provoke the joke "[character] died for your sins!"


A Sub-Trope of Rule of Symbolism (unless an example is Faux Symbolism).


Compare Pietà Plagiarism, Creepy Cool Crosses, Background Halo.



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Anime and Manga Edit

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lilith, that Angel NERV was holding captive in their Elaborate Underground Base, as well as EVA Unit 01, in the End of Evangelion feature film.

Mazinger Z: It happened several times to several characters: Kouji, his little brother, his friend Boss and Boss's gang... Baron Ashura seemed loving the trope. It also happened in Great Mazinger. Occassionally both series featured the Humongous Mecha themselves being crucificed. And in the Mazinger Z vs Devilman movie, Devilman himself.

Yu-Gi-Oh! was liberally sprinkled with shots of characters bound to crosses, from Seto Kaiba to Yami's Dark Magician.

Second season of Sailor Moon, as well as the first movie. When Rubeus captures the Inner Seishi, he keeps them partially tucked inside crystal crosses.

In an episode of Sailor Moon S, Hotaru is also bound to a cross and attacked by legions of demonic hands in a nightmare sequence.

A rather unconventional example occurs in the R movie, in which Fiore kind of crucifies Sailor Moon (who has sacrificed herself to save her friends and the earth), except he himself acts like the cross and holds her in place with long tree roots.

In the manga version of Fullmetal Alchemist, Greed is tied to a stone crucifix before he's killed. In the American translation, Viz alters the stone wreckage into a circular shape to avoid religious complications.

In Ch. 101 Bradley pins Roy on his back with his arms outstretched, and swords driven through his hands to pin him to the ground. And they're trying to make him into a "sacrifice" for their giant transmutation circle. Yup, no symbolism here...

Don't forget when Al trades his soul back for Ed's arm so Ed can fight, effectively sacrificing himself. He's lying on his back when he transmutes, so when the armor body's arms fall limp, they are conveniently splayed out to the sides in keeping with the symbolism. When this occurs, Ed is also pinned to a rock by Father in this pose. He breaks out of it when his arm returns. Best not to hurt Ed Elric's little brother.

And there's also Lust in the anime.

A rare villainous example in Brotherhood: just after Heinkel has bitten him, Kimblee is shown flat on his back on the ground with outstretched arms.

In X 1999, several characters are subjected to the crucified hero shot in different circumstances, in some cases building up to a Heroic Sacrifice.

In the opening sequence of Ef a Tale of Melodies, Yuu is seen in this pose, pierced by what appears to be many spears, struggling to pull out the nails that bind his hands to the wall. Only in the final version of the opening in the series finale does he manage to do this.

In Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns, Mewtwo offers himself up to Giovanni in order to save the other pokemon from being captured and brainwashed. Giovanni's machine then lifts him up and paralyzes him in what is blatantly a crucifixion position. Yes, Mewtwo is apparently Pokemon Jesus.

Actually, more like the Jesus from The Last Temptation of Christ, as he was at first in doubt about whether or not humans and Pokemon can survive together (due to a bad experience with his creator and Giovanni) before a very touching scene caused him to change his views at the end of Pokémon the First Movie.

Hmmm, son of the Pokémon Adam/Eve genetic predecessor to all Pokemon Mew, gifted with amazing powers, speaks actively of the corrupt relationship between man and Pokemon, hmm. Yeah, why not?

In the manga version of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, upon storming Michel's mountain lair, the mermaids are suddenly trapped upon crosses. Kaito and Rihito run in to free them after the latter convinces the former to stop sulking about not having been able to save Michal. Like most of the manga's objectionable scenes, this is nowhere in the anime.

In the Devil May Cry anime, Dante is briefly crucified by the Big Bad in the demon world. However, he is too Badass to stay there for long.

Parodied in Puni Puni Poemi, Poemi finds her parents crucified and manages to actually knock down the crosses, leading her to repeat the shot, with über-dramatic sound effects to boot. Extra points for the scene taking place Against the Setting Sun.

Nabeshin is the Mary-Sue Messiah. He died for the sins of your transparent self-insertion fanfic.

No fewer than three characters in D.Gray-man have been crucified by the villains, although one might have just been tied up in that position, and one was nailed to a clock. General Yeeger was crucified as a message to the heroes.

Considering the nature of the group they belong to, it's probably intended as mockery.

Nao does this to Natsuki in Mai-HiME, tying her up in an arms-outstretched pose within her CHILD to use as bait for Shizuru.

In Bleach, when Rukia is about to be executed by the Sogyoku, she's held up in a position similar to crucifixion.

And this was just before she was to be stabbed by what used to be a spear.

In the manga of Naruto, Kakashi is pinned to a cross while Itachi tortures him with the Mangekyo Sharingan. In the anime, it's just a square of wall.

There also a bit of a gruesome image in a flashback of the the manga near Haku arc when the reader sees Kaiza tied to a cross with his arms cut off. In the edited version it's just a pole and his arm have just been severely beaten.

Shikamaru is also forced into this position by another Genjutsu fighter, and has to watch his arms melt down to the bone. He gets better.

A common splash image of Death Note shows Light Yagami in a messianic pose of this sort. However, he's a Dark Messiah at best.

In an early episode of Gundam Wing, Trowa takes on this pose for a knife-throwing stunt. In a later episode, when he attempts to self-detonate his gundam, Catherine flashes back to this scene; as it fades out, there's a brief moment where it looks as if Trowa really is crucified.

The final episode of Code Geass R2. Not strictly a Crucifixion, but Lelouch's blood forms a sort-of bloody carpet as he falls down a platform with his arms open after being stabbed by Suzaku (as Zero) to finish their final Xanatos Gambit.

There's a red band of paint too, so double the cross imagery.

The title character of Video Girl Ai ends up strapped in this position by cable and other video equipment after being forced back into the Video world, as punishment for having fallen in love with Youta. The scene is so powerful and dramatic, the publisher reportedly pleaded with Masakazu Katsura to draw some underwear on Ai to lessen the Fanservice (as she was entirely naked in the original print.) In the animated version, this is the final, climactic scene.

Tsukune is subjected to this in Rosario to Vampire as punishment after being discovered to be a human.

After being detained by the D-Reaper, Beelzemon is positioned this way in Digimon Tamers.

Not only him, but Jeri, the person Beelzemon was trying to save, after being mind raped repeatedly for several days by the D-Reaper because she saw her partner being killed for good, since this is the only season of digimon that does not apply Disney Death, powered (probably as a converter, not a generator) the Eldritch Abomination , gets the pleasure of being trapped, crushed and crucified twice with big power cables while getting (judging by her screaming) mind raped further for another week and at the same time desperatly trying to save a friend, who also gets crushed in front of her. Did I mention that the D-Reaper tries to both burn and drown her? And that she comes out of it better that when she entered? Bear in mind that miss Badass Asuka from Eva is thrown into a coma after five minutes of similar, if not lighter treatment, even if her problems have a different source.

Starting with episode 34 (violent), skipping to ep's 47 (section of the mind rape), ep 49 is when both of them are crushed with glowing cables and she screams (and is possibly mind raped further), and in ep's 50 and 51 unless it was edited by the dub (like fox kids) is where the previously mentioned happens.

Ranma One Half: The Cloudcuckoolander Principal Kuno captured Akane and placed her in this predicament offscreen just to blackmail Ranma. He didn't count on Akane breaking free almost immediately and kicking him in the face.

Trigun takes its inspiration from a different part of the Crucifixion account: as Wolfwood dies, he walks into a church carrying his large, cross-shaped gun and eventually falls to one knee under its weight, and a profile silhouette cements his pose quite clearly. This was a direct allusion, since he was a priest.

The standard pose is also used, though in an unusual fashion. Rem does this in flashback when she tries to talk down Law after he snaps. We see it again in similar circumstances with Meryl holding the pose.

Last Exile, the last episode, Alex Rowe. Tortured to death (sort of, basically), he ends up looking more-or-less crucified. Held in place by thorns.

And in the sequel, Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing", Princess Liliana is shown crucified in the OP, but whether it's symbolic or representative of a later scene isn't clear yet.

Akagi gets subjected to one of these. It's symbolic for a game of mahjong.

Vita in Episode 9 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha As is suspended in mid-air in this position when she's captured by the Mysterious Protectors and executed in front of Hayate.

A scene in the D.N.Angel anime had Satoshi in a feathery transformation scene, hanging from nothing in this postion.

One of the rare cases where it's explicitly used as Cold-Blooded Torture, the Meakashi-hen chapter of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni sees Shion put Satoko up on a cross and then repeatedly stab her in the arms. Remind you of anything?

At one point in the Chrono Crusade anime, Chrono charges at the Big Bad but an explosion sends him flying backwards, in slow motion, with his arms outspread. When he lands on the ground, he's buried under rubble from the building he was in--including a steel, cross-shaped beam marking the spot where he's buried.

There's also a promo art piece for the anime that shows Joshua bound to a cross, and a scene in the manga where Chrono is kept in a cross-like restraining device when the Order imprisons him.

Sora in .hack//Sign when he once again switches sides, to the good guys this time, and gets trapped by the big bad. Which he was not expecting. Things didn't go so well for him for awhile after that.

Syaoran is very temporarily crucified by some cute bunny rabbits in this panel of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle in preparation for being eaten/burned at the stake/sacrificed to a demon god. Not surprisingly, they don't go through with it after they learn he can speak.

Shakugan no Shana: Happened to Shana at one point, but that was probably a matter of convenience for the villain in question.

In Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventures (the manga), Vio is crucified and almost burned by Dark after his Heel Face Turn.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has Nia, during her captivity time at the hands of the anti-spirals.

Briefly happens to Simon, when the Gurren Lagann is pinned to the wall by Lazengann's tendrils.

Optimus Prime in Transformers Armada takes this pose when he intercepts the Hydra Cannon's blast, giving his own life to save Earth.

In the final TV episode of Uta Kata, Ichika is literally crucified to a mirror (although the crystals which are used in place of nails don't actually pierce her hands until she tries to free herself).

Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei likes to put characters in this pose in its openings and endings, probably just to confuse us.

Eureka Seven: Nirvash gets one in the last episode.

Kanashimi no Belladonna ends with Jeanne being burned on a cross-shaped stake.

Episode 11 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica gives both Madoka and Homura one as Kyubey explains why Madoka holds such a huge potential as a magical girl -- Homura is causing Madoka to bear more misfortune as Homura keeps on trying to save Madoka in different timelines, which causes Madoka's potential as a magical girl to increase.

This is director Akiyuki Shinbo's favorite visual motif, and can be found in pretty much everything he's directed. Most prominently in The Soul Taker and Le Portrait de Petite Cossette.

Genesis of Aquarion: the Shadow Angels have a thing for actual crucifixion. Apollonius was nailed up twelve millennia back, and in the same episode but 12000 years on Aquarion itself gets pinned to the ground with arms outstretched. In both cases, bits were torn off while getting out of said pose - Apollonius deliberately tore off his wings so he could protect Celiane, and his reincarnation ripped off Solar Aquarion's arms and used the arm components of Vector Luna as a substitute.

In the anime adaptation of Blue Exorcist, Rin gets chained to a cross while people chant about the wood of Jesus' cross in the background. And then they almost kill him and open a portal to Gehenna.

In the manga of Deadman Wonderland this trope is referred to by name when the leader of The Forgeries refers to this trope by name while crucifying Ganta on a nearby wall... bonus points: the spikes used for the cruxifiction are drops of blood, while the pain is really only inside Ganta's mind, as the Forgery's special power is, apparently, Mind Rape

In Saint Beast, Shin is actually crucified by Zeus as punishment for stealing Pandora's box (in attempt to save the human world from chaos). Being an angel, he survives, which might make it even worse.


Comic Book Edit

Brian Bolland's cover for Animal Man #5 (written by Grant Morrison). The story inside? The Coyote Gospel.

The cover to the Sinestro Corps War special has a semi-crucifixion for all the Earth Lanterns and Kilowog.

Mediocre Crisis Crossover Marvel: The End had its bad guy, the very difficult name to remember Ankhatamanatotep or something, energy blast an assembly of superheroes and proceeded to put them on floating crosses around New York city.

Mister Miracle usually incorporates this into his escape artist's act, being strapped to a cross-shaped platform before being shot at, blow up, etc.

Chuck Austen's "Holy Wars" arc for X Men opened with young mutants crucified on the Xavier Institute lawn.

Earlier than that, Angel got crucified by the Marauders in the Morlock tunnels.

Plus, Wolverine got crucified by the Reavers at one point.

Superman's first appearance in Kingdom Come is obviously an homage to the cover of Superman #1, but it's also a bit of a Crucified Hero Shot, especially if you note the nails in his pocket. Word of God from Alex Ross is that this was intentional.

The classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow #89 features an environmental activist named Joshua who is trying to stop an evil corporation. And just in case that's too subtle, this is the cover.

The Invisibles has plenty of these, but a particularly significant one occurs when Dane Mc Gowan (aka "Jack Frost") is floating in space during his "alien abduction" (contact w/Barbelith). A disembodied voice comments that this imagery was chosen for Dane because of his lapsed-Catholic background.

Jon Osterman has this pose as he is being disintegrated in Watchmen, then pulls a similar pose when reborn as Dr. Manhattan.

In Doctor Strange's first confrontation with Shuma-Gorath, the Eldritch Abomination was attempting to enter the world through the mind of the Ancient One, Strange's teacher in magic. Shuma showed Strange that his master was picturing him hanging with his arms outstretched, as a sign that he had lost hope.

Bionicle: In the infamous Matoro Death scene, the hero assumes this pose temporarily.


Film Edit

Cool Hand Luke has the title character assume one of these at the conclusion of the egg-eating contest.

The Matrix, naturally.

Goldeneye: Curiously, the evil Combat Sadomasochist ends up dying stuck in a tree in this manner. Though the heroes' reaction quickly destroys any thought of comparison.

The main character from the film 300. Crucifixion was popular back then. According to Herodotus, Xerxes was so angry that he had old Leo's corpse beheaded and nailed to a piece of wood.

Gladiator has Commodus subjecting the protagonist's wife and little boy to this horrible fate (and after having the wife gangraped, no less), making him a Complete Monster even by Roman standards.

Every survivor of the slave revolt in Spartacus was also crucified. And yes, the people in real life were too.

Spidey, in the train scene of Spider-Man 2. He doesn't die, or even come close, but the feeling is the same.

Superman Returns: The falling-from-orbit scene. Further driving the Christ metaphor is his also getting stabbed in his side with a piece of Kryptonite in a prior scene. While one of Lex Luthor's Mooks holds him up with his arms outstretched, even. The movie doesn't specify that he convalesces for three days in the hospital afterwards before reviving, but it can easily be inferred.

Richard Donner started it in the first movie, way back in '78:

Jor-El: They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son.


In Blood Lust (featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000), the evil man-hunting Big Bad gets impaled (through the hands) on a spiked rack (with arms outstretched) by one of his dying henchmen. Which inspires this comment from Tom Servo:

Servo: So, why this symbolism? Did Christ hunt people on deserted islands?


Willem Dafoe in Platoon. Since this became the main poster/video box/DVD cover image, this rather builds up expectations of the film. The closing narration doesn't help. The image is a homage to the famous 1968 photograph by Art Greenspon.

Tropic Thunder takes the piss out of the the famous Platoon scene. The hero of the fictitious Vietnam War movie gets shot while maintaining the pose for an absurdly long time. The scene is later echoed when the actor playing the hero has to run from an angry mob.

This is actually done early on in It's a Wonderful Life. If you're looking for it, it's so obvious: when the angels 'pause' George's life, he's standing with his arms held up and out in the pose.

Charlton Heston in The Omega Man pulls a crucifixion death pose in the final scene of the film, and Vincent Price is speared to death at the foot of a cross in The Last Man on Earth. Despite both being adaptations of I Am Legend, which does not employ this trope, the two films share little else in common.

Uncle Tom's Cabin, the movie version, uses this trope to show Tom's heroic sacrifice.

For some completely inexplicable reason, the villain Bullseye gets this in the movie Daredevil. It comes complete with wounds on the hands that resemble stigmata, and the entire fight scene takes place in a church.

He's Irish, isn't he? To Brits, that tends to imply Catholicism- not sure if the director was aware of that.

In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, this is the Silver Surfer's pose during the sacrifice made to defeat (or possibly repel) Galactus.

El Topo uses this motif, which in its case is a Justified Trope because the movie is, among other things, a Deconstruction of the Messianic Archetype.

Conan the Barbarian: Conan was crucified on the Tree of Woe [1] in the movie of the same name. The scene was inspired by the opening scene of the Robert E. Howard story, "A Witch Shall Be Born," which had him crucified on an actual cross.

Eric Draven from The Crow was held up in a Crucified Hero Shot by his murderers before being blown out the window. One year later, upon returning from the dead to avenge himself and his girlfriend, he goes into one of these as he takes every bullet Top Dollar's gang has to offer in the boardroom. His powers have made him bulletproof, and so this doesn't stop him for long.

In the Sylvester Stallone gangster (not gangsta) comedy Oscar, Stallone's character ends up feeling very fatigued with everything that's gone wrong up to that point. He sighs, leans back, and drapes his arms across the mantlepiece behind him, horizontally. There's a little bit of Christian imagery in prior scenes, too ...

In The Shawshank Redemption, when Andy is held over a building, he throws his arms out in a pretty obvious cross pose.

Not to mention the famous Redemption in the Rain scene at the end. It even made it onto the poster/cover art.

The last half-hour of Braveheart is devoted to this trope.

A non-sacrificial example appears in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, when the "four captains / bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage."

Carrie's mother, in her final scene, was impaled against a doorframe in a picture-perfect imitation of the Christ-on-the-Cross that she locked Carrie in with at her first period. Kind of a subversion, as the statue in the closet was actually Saint Sebastian (note the arrows), not Jesus Christ.

In The Incredibles, Bob Parr is being held in Syndrome's secret lab. The thing is, he is held suspended in a holding unit that floats in midair, with his feet in one iron ball and his hands held out on either side in their own iron balls. When he learns that his entire family has been killed, he hangs his head in defeat. Add that to the fact that he's the savior of the world, being a superhero and all...

Dead Man Walking: Though he sure is no hero -- just a criminal victim -- Matthew Poncelet gets one of them when he's being executed.

Clint Eastwood's character, at the end of Gran Torino.

In To End All Wars, one of the leading Christian POWs is killed by crucifixion. The movie is based on an autobiography and the man really was martyred.

The Killer features one of these after the title character is shot in the back during the big church shootout.

In The Day of the Locust, Donald Sutherland's character briefly adopts this pose during the scene where the mob is attacking him.

The Mission opens with one of these combined with an Inevitable Waterfall. Justified in that the missionary being martyred was intentionally given a death resembling Christ's by the group rejecting him and his message.

The Lawnmower Man had this; Pierce Brosnan's character shows up in cyberspace, and Job first says "I am God here", and then handwaves Brosnan's avatar into a crucifixion pose. Rather a pity they couldn't have done the same to the film's director.

In Terminator Salvation, Sam Worthington's character is suspended on cross-shaped devices twice.

The Merchant of Venice: In the Al Pacino film version, during the court scene, Antonio repeatedly consigns himself to death, and then is stripped of his clothes, strapped down with his arms outstretched, and then waits helplessly while Shylock, a Jew, is about to kill him. For bonus points, Antonio is wearing a large crucifix around his neck. Real subtle, director. So much for modern interpretations of the play making Shylock less of a Card-Carrying Villain.

The 2000 Jesus Christ Superstar has Judas, of all people, strike this pose shortly before hanging himself.

2009's Solomon Kane movie has Solomon literally crucified... and then he forces himself dramatically off it in the most ridiculous fashion.

Towards the end of Whistle Down the Wind, the fugitive who has spent most of the film being mistaken for Jesus by a number of English schoolchildren is captured and searched by the police for weapons - he stands backlit on a hilltop with his arms held out at shoulder height while this takes place.

Avatar: In the extended cut of the James Cameron's film, Jake, before leaving earth, gets into a bar fight trying to protect a woman from her abusive boyfriend, and is subsequently kicked out the back door. He lies on the ground in the Jesus pose for a few minutes.

Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome: Max is seen by the children as the Second Coming of Captain Walker, complete with a Max-as-Walker picture of him spread out in crucified form carrying the children away upon himself. This is before Max almost kills himself helping the children get to their Promised Land with the help of an antagonistic airplane pilot.

John Lennon, in the film The Killing of John Lennon, is shown, after being shot, in a slow-mo, freeze-frame shot, in a pose that made this troper think of crucifixion almost immediately. Could be deliberate or not, considering Lennon's martyrdom, which was, of course, caused by the shooting depicted.

Max California dies this way in 8mm.

As in the comic, John Osterman stretches his arms out as he is being disintegrated in Watchmen, then slowly raises his arms into this pose when reborn.

Inverted in X-Men: First Class where this happens twice (once to Emma Frost and again with Sebastein Shaw) and neither of them are heroes.

Officer Murphy gets actually quite a few shots.

Esmeralda at the end of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, shortly after Quasimodo unties her from an execution pyre and is carried to the top of the cathedral nearby.



In The Seventh Seal, the girl accused of being a witch is tied up with her arms spread out.

Celia's corpse floating in a flooded subway station at the end of Atonement.

A shot of Will on the train in Good Will Hunting. Kind of a headscratcher.

Tom Cruise does this during the climbing scene - i.e. the first sequence - of Mission Impossible 2. Afterwards the main character Ethan Hunt becomes an unstoppable demigod rather than the secret agent he was in the first movie. It's not a surprise that the second one is also the less valored of the saga...


Literature Edit

In Neverwhere, the Marquis de Carabais is crucified. He gets better.

The Robert E. Howard story, "A Witch Shall Be Born," had Conan crucified on an actual cross by Constantius, the villain's Dragon. He gets better, and at the story, he returns the favor to Constantius, whom he states is far better at inflicting pain than enduring it like Conan can.

In The Fionavar Tapestry, Paul voluntarily gets tied to the World Tree for three days and three nights. He comes back as Pwyll 'twice born'

Les Misérables: " Enjolras, pierced by eight bullets, remained backed up against the wall as if the bullets had nailed him there. Except that his head was tilted."

Faithfully adhered to in the musical as well; as the barricade turns around you see him with arms outstretched in a cross.

In The Six Sacred Stones, Jack is crucified by his own father. He gets better, obviously.

Inverted Trope in the Warhammer 40000 Night Lords novel Blood Reaver. There is indeed a hero being crucified, flayed and partially eaten alive, but the torturers are the Villain Protagonists.

Dream of the Rood has this, what with it being about how awesome the Crucifixion was.


Live Action TV Edit

Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street.

Smallville, after a depowered Clark is fatally shot.

And in the pilot episode, when he's Kryptonited and strung up as the "scarecrow".

And then again in the episode 'Salvation' after being stabbed by Blue Kryptonite whilst falling from a great height.

This is subverted in Battlestar Galactica Reimagined, where it's Gaius Baltar, the villain, who's seen at least once a season in a Christlike pose. In the third season, it's even somewhat of an inside joke, as actor James Callis was playing Pilate in a movie and had grown a full beard and long hair (explained in the show by throwing Baltar in prison).

And in the very next season, his side is pierced by a lance piece of shrapnel.

Captain Jack from Doctor Who strikes a Jesus Christ Pose when it's time for him to die. Later, after being resurrected, he gets shot again (he's Immune to Bullets, so he survives) and strikes another Jesus Christ Pose. He has no real need to the second time, perhaps he just enjoys it.

The Doctor Who/Torchwood team love this. Jack casts his arms wide and screams in agony as the Abaddon (yep, "Hell", or "Death" or "The Devil") drains the life force out of him leaving him apparently dead for days before he gets up and says "I forgive you" to the man who betrayed him. He also pulled this pose the first time he died and on several times since, and may just be found of using it. Martha Jones gets strapped to a cross-shaped bed while being medically tortured... it goes on and on and on and on, and unbelievably on.

In the Doctor Who Made for TV Movie, the Master straps the Doctor into a regeneration-syphoning machine in the Jesus pose. Then he drives a nasty looking circle of electrodes into his head, which may or may not have been intended to resemble the Crown of Thorns. Ironically, this all occurred after he'd woken up in the morgue and cast off his burial shroud...

Spike does this in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Restless" during a photo-shoot. It's just one of many 'badass' poses he does, but it's significant in terms of Whedon's crazy long foreshadowing. He makes his Heroic Sacrifice three seasons later!

He does this again in the episode "Beneath You," having completely lost it due to the weight of his new soul, he drapes himself over a church cross.

Buffy herself does this both times she dies. The first time, she's found facedown in water, her arms floating out from her sides. The white dress also seemed to paint the scene as a Virgin Sacrifice. The second time, her dive into the deadly portal has a definite cross shape to it. Both times, of course, she comes back to life to save the world from evil.

Xena: Warrior Princess. Justified in that crucifixion was used at the time. The Romans weren't all that nice...

The Sarah Connor Chronicles had Chromartie's final shootout take place in a church, firing at people on both sides of him. At one point it was also shot to show the cross silhouette clearly. Probably not a coincidence, as the show has been talking a lot about religion in second season.

In Jekyll, Hyde does this in the last episode, posing on the edge of a roof right before he throws himself off. He survives, though. Somehow. Of course, later in the episode he does make a Heroic Sacrifice.

In Heroes, Sylar gets to play the part of sadomasochistic electrocution Jesus in one episode. Earlier, he used Isaac's own paintbrushes to impale him to the ground before cutting off his head.

Sylar also gets crucified with a nail gun by Peter in The Fifth Stage. The episode features also a subversion of this trope: Nathan plummets to his death in the standard pose, but then he starts grinning and morphs into Sylar while he is falling.

And then later Matt buries Sylar in the basement, after which he busts out of his "tomb" before he and his buddy Peter go to save the day.

For someone who's supposedly the Antichrist, Sam Winchester sure does get crucified a lot. There were a couple bonuses to some of these, like when he's getting his legs beaten with a baseball bat (a common way to speed up the process in Ancient Rome) and when he gets stabbed in the side by a torturer.

The pose is resurrected in Swan Song when he's about to throw himself into hell.

In Neverwhere Croup and Vandemar crucify the Marquis. He's hardly the hero, though.

Ben at the end of Carnivale is lying like this as the carnies carry him through the cornfield.

In Season 6 of Lost, Sayid "dies" by being drowned and his body is carried out of the water with his arms oustrecthed in the Jesus pose. He is later resurrected ala Jesus himself.

How about Jack Shepherd in the End. He gets mortally wounded by the Monster with a stab wound in his side.

In The Prisoner Number Six takes a pretty vicious beating near the end of the episode "Free For All;" the guys who beat him up then hold him up with his arms outstretched and present him, defeated, to Number Two.

He also strikes a heroic version of the pose in the opening sequence.

The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon does this in paintball, invoking this trope as well as the iconic scene from Platoon (see above). "Geology is not a real science!"


Music Edit

Deliberately invoked in-universe by the vagrant from Toto's "Stranger In Town" video, when he's arrested after his encounter with some children who'd mistaken him for Jesus because of his long hair. Rather than disillusion them, he assumes this pose before being handcuffed.


Theatre Edit

Invoked quite often (and deliberately) with Liù in productions of Puccini's opera Turandot.

Billy Budd the opera likes this trope too.


Pro Wrestling Edit

ECW wrestler The Sandman was literally crucified by Raven. Raven led an attack on Sandman, which ended with him being tied to an actual cross and given a crown of barbed wire. This all took place after Sandman reconciled with his brainwashed son minutes before. It also ended up being one of the most controversial moments in ECW's history.

Among those who were offended was a pre-WWE Kurt Angle, who was invited by ECW to work a program with Taz.

Which meant Angle went to work for WWF/WWE, which ... um, had the Undertaker treat a few of his opponents (and at least once being treated himself) to something very similar. Calling it a 'symbol' doesn't really remove the crucifixion imagery, guys.

As bad as that was, Angle came in after Taker left to recoup, and when he returned he basically played himself as a biker badass. Later, when trying to be as offensive as he could be, Angle said he would want to make Jesus tap out.

It should be noted that most of Taker's crucified victims were conscious and it was more of an elaborate way of humiliating and scaring them. Raven and his gang beat the crap out of the Sandman and carried his unconscious body from the ring.


Video Games Edit

KOS-MOS inXenosaga, although physically fine, evidently has her soul bound to a slab by cables, as seen by the party when diving into her memories.

Used a few times in the Sakura Wars franchise. In the first game Maria is captured and crucified, in the second game every member of the team except the girl you're leading with (who at this point is almost assuredly the one you'll end up with), is captured and put into crystaline crucifixes. It shows up a few other times aside with the next game, with Reni and Orihime hanging from a double sided giant floating cross Erica the novitiate nun, and more. But then Christian symbolism is really embedded into the Sakura Wars franchise... And used in a way where it seems the creator knows what he's doing.

Crono in Chrono Trigger -- although it was because the pose used was his magic-use pose, which already looked like the "Jesus pose". This was made more blatant in the remake's anime version of the cutscene.

The fact that his energy source in the original Japanese was "Holy" rather than lightning just adds to the Faux Symbolism value.

Right before the final boss in The World Ends With You , Joshua assumes a crucifixion pose after being struck by Kitaniji's attack and is absorbed into his Noise form. Not surprising since the rest of the game depicts him as a parallel to Jesus. He also uses a crucifixion pose when performing his Jesus Beam attack.

Devil May Cry. Dante seems to have a habit of dropping into a crucified pose when impaled by a sword.

In Xenogears, there is an infamous scene where the heroes' Humongous Mecha are crucified at the top of a mountain with the sun setting behind them - creating an unintentionally hilarious moment if your party contains the Team Pet, Chuchu. This led to the Memetic Mutation "Chu-chu died for your sins."

And that's without the Fridge Logic of the characters in the cockpits of their Humongous Mecha acting as if they are in physical pain, and the obvious question "Why not just get out?".

The intro of Persona 3 includes a brief shot of Shinjiro Aragaki in this pose. It's repeated when he's shot to death midway through the game.

Takaya also does this when he's finally defeated. Although he's a villain, it's still oddly appropriate, considering how Jesus-esque he looks.

Finally, the SEES members, barring Koromaru and Aigis are actually crucified at one point. They get better.

And once more, when the Main Character sacrifices himself to save the world, his soul becomes a statue and gets plastered onto an enormous seal, with his arms outstretched and with bindings of barbed wire. As if his ultimate persona literally being called Messiah wasn't a big enough hint.

In Persona2, after Jun's mother becomes a Masquerade executive and his father commits suicide starting the whole chain of events, they are seen crucified during the ending.

Played with in Final Fantasy X, where Seymour, resident Dark Messiah, ends up in one of these after his first death.

In Project Justice, either Hinata Wakaba (in the Taiyo students route with Kyosuke) or Kyoko Minazuki (in the Taiyou/Justice teachers route) end tied up like this right before Kurow, Yurika and Momo face the teams in the Hopeless Boss Fight.

The final boss of Skies of Arcadia has a special attack that makes a member of the party use their strongest special on their teammates. The crucified pose briefly shows up combined with People Puppet strings.

There's a crucified villain shot in Silent Hill 4.

Abe's Oddysee has the hero receive painful scars on the backs of his hands which convey mystical powers and allow him to become the saviour of his people. Everything is narrated in verse, and the line "With hand-scars complete" has Abe standing with his arms held out for no real reason other than Rule of Symbolism Faux Symbolism. Oh yeah, and he already died and came back to life. In a cutscene, not all those other times.

Tassadar, in the final cutscene of Starcraft (not Brood War), adopts a modified Crucified Hero Pose as he unleashes his last blast of psionic energy against the Overmind and channels it through the Gantrithor. He would have gone all the way, one imagines, but he had to keep his footing stable, and of course Protoss legs really aren't designed for it.

Solid Snake throwing himself off the George Washington Bridge, outlined in rain, invisible, long-haired, nude-looking and backed by an ecstatic chorale, at the start of Metal Gear Solid 2. He wasn't dying, but considering he'd abandoned his dream of having a normal life and family in the name of his 'duty to the world', it's a sacrifice.

One of Yoriko's super moves in Arcana Heart has her evil staff, Mike, strapping her into this position while he force-feeds her the life force of her opponent whom he had so generously placed in the center of a ceremonial pentacle he had prepared.

In Baten Kaitos, during the arc where you play as Xelha, you are separated from the rest of your party and must go off to save them. Each individual character you rescue is found hanging not on a cross, per se, but a giant "Y". One may wonder if the creators were attempting to subvert this trope.

And in the Japanese version of Origins, after turning into an afterling and being captured by the Machina Vanguard Sagi is attached to a cross. In the American version it was changed to a rectangle, but he's still hanging in a crucified position.

In one of the later levels of Second Sight, Pieter, one of the Zener Children, takes this pose when fighting off the Russian mercenaries with his telekinetic powers. He's also levitating.

Wild Arms 2: Ashley's friends are bound to crosses and would have been executed as terrorists had Deus Ex Machina not happened and Ashley's Super-Powered Evil Side decided to come out to play.

In .hack//Infection, Skeith pins his victims up to his staff before Data Draining them. This is better seen when Skeith Data Drains Orca in the very beginning of the game. Played totally straight in the Japanese version, and some of the anime where Skeith's staff is in the shape of a Celtic cross instead of the "Q" shape.

In Final Fantasy VIII, Squall gets chained to a wall in this pose and subjected to Electric Torture during the disc 2 prison sequence.

Subverted in Dragon Age. King Cailan deluded himself into thinking he was the Messianic Archetype who'd end the Blight once and for all... he was wrong. When the Warden returns to Ostagar, you come across his body, stripped of all his armour and mockingly posed in a crucified shot. The Archdemon seems to have purposely directed the horde to do this for nothing more than its own amusement at the sheer irony.

Fridge Logic kicks in when you realize that there's no reason for that pose to have any special meaning in Dragon Age.

They never show us any depictions of Andraste being burned, though, it's hypothetically possible she was tied to a cross and then burned...

The Overlord DLC in Mass Effect 2 has an enormous (extremely spoiler-ridden example. When Shepard finally discovers David Archer, he is hung up in some kind of diagnostic equipment in a distinctly crucifix-like pose; arms out to either side, feet together, and head lifted toward heaven. But the analogy goes even further than the pose itself. He also has some sort of metal ring bolted into his head which strongly resembles a crown of thorns, and he has a number of probes that pierce his wrist and arms, much like the nails in Christ's hands and feet. He is also either naked or nearly naked, as Jesus is said to have been when he was crucified.

One cutscene in Valis IV shows Valna tied to a cross.


Web Original Edit

Broken Saints

One picture in the Mata Nui Saga shows the titular robot floating through space in such a pose, while gathering information from the nearby planets' cultures. We have to assume he uses his outstretched arms for "sucking up" the info.


Western Animation Edit

In South Park, one of the children, Eric Cartman is crucified in the episode "Spontaneous Combustion".

In Thundercats 2011 one of the Church Militant Clerics is chained to a pillar this way, with a stripe on the pillar extending from the feet, in case the viewer missed the symbolism.


Real Life Edit

Benjamin West's 18th century portrait of the death of General Wolfe (who was killed at the moment of his triumph in the capture of Quebec) makes use of strong "Christ taken down from the cross" imagery, with the Union Flag as the cross. The Union Flag had two different crosses on it, so...

Subverted by St. Peter and several other Roman martyrs condemned to crucifixion- they didn't consider themselves worthy to be compared to Jesus and thus requested crucifixion in unusual poses (St. Peter upside-down for example).

During the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934 there was a rebel leader named Charlemagne Péralte who was eventually killed by the US marines. They then took this picture of him to spread the word that he was dead.

A photograph taken by a war correspondent in Central America during The Eighties of a wounded man carried by his compatriots had this look, especially as the wounded man had a beard like those used in pictures of Jesus Christ.


Crucifixion has been a recurrent and prominent motif in anime, where it often serves to emphasize the suffering of sympathetic characters, depicting the torture of a character who does not deserve punishment.


Crucified Hero Shot


Can you guess which part of this Sailor Moon episode got censored? I knew you could.


And you stare at me in your Jesus Christ pose

Arms held out like you've been carrying a load

And you swear to me you don't want to be my slave

But you're staring at me like I need to be saved

- "Jesus Christ Pose", Soundgarden


For some reason, it's very common for a character who just performed a Heroic Sacrifice to be lying with their arms outstretched like the crucified Jesus Christ. Actually, since it's usually more cool than symbolic, it's seen just as often without a Heroic Sacrifice, especially during its frequent appearances in anime, since Christianity is a more exotic religion in Japan. Actually being crucified greatly helps on conveying this imagery.


The "person with outstretched arms symbolically representing Christ" pose is so deeply ingrained into modern pop culture that anytime we see a character in that pose, we tend to assume the director was going for this trope, even when it's obvious from the context of the scene that he or she wasn't.


Compare Pieta Plagiarism, Creepy Cool Crosses.


In episode 74 of the Sailor Moon R series, some of the sailor soldiers are crucified on rock crystal crosses (in a scene cut from editions prepared for Western audiences). Crucifixion also appeared when two more characters, Sailor Neptune and Hotaru Tomoe were crucified in season 3 of the series. The series director denied any connection with religious symbolism, saying that the character "looked good crucified, so we crucified her. Christ is an object of religious fantasy in Japan, so that is how it was used. He is just another character in fantasy to us. Even if references to crucifixion were made in Sailor Moon, it was not as part of an attempt to communicate a religious message."

In Naruto, Kakashi is depicted on a capital T cross and is stabbed with a sword, instead of a spear as in the Biblical account. Also in Naruto, a young boy's father is murdered on a wooden cross. In one episode of Samurai Champloo, two of the main characters narrowly escape crucifixion for unknowingly using fake passports at a checkpoint. Crucifixion-type imagery is employed in some video games, including Kingdom Hearts II, Xenogears, and the Final Fantasy series.




Media/characters that have used this image:



Anime and Manga


Neon Genesis Evangelion: Adam, or Lilith, or whatever that Angel NERV was holding captive in their Elaborate Underground Base really was.

As well as EVA Unit 01, in the End of Evangelion feature film.

Yu-Gi-Oh was liberally sprinkled with shots of characters bound to crosses, from Seto Kaiba to Yami's Dark Magician.

Second season of Sailor Moon, as well as the first movie. Pictured above: when Rubeus captures the Inner Seishi, he keeps them partially tucked inside crystal crosses.

Not to forget an episode of Sailor Moon S, where Hotaru is also bound to a cross, by the Monster Of The Week. Of course, it was full of symbologies...


In the manga version of Fullmetal Alchemist, Greed is tied to a stone crucifix before he's killed. In the American translation, Viz alters the stone wreckage into a circular shape to avoid religious complications. This is definitely one of the Rule Of Cool examples.

In X1999, several characters are subjected to the crucified hero shot in different circumstances, in some cases building up to a Heroic Sacrifice.

In the opening sequence of Ef A Tale Of Melodies, Yuu is seen in this pose, pierced by what appears to be many spears, struggling to pull out the nails that bind his hands to the wall. Only in the final version of the opening in the series finale does he manage to do this.

In Mewtwo Returns, Mewtwo offers himself up to Giovanni in order to save the other pokemon from being captured and brainwashed. Giovanni's machine then lifts him up and paralyzes him in what is blatantly a crucifixion position. Yes, Mewtwo is apparently Pokemon Jesus.

In the manga version of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, upon storming Michel's mountain lair, the mermaids are suddenly trapped upon crosses. Kaito and Rihito run in to free them after the latter convinces the former to stop sulking about not having been able to save Michal. Like most of the manga's objectionable scenes, this is nowhere in the anime.

Link to the page, if you may.

In the Devil May Cry anime, Dante is briefly crucified by the Big Bad in the demon world. However, he is too badass to stay there for long.

Parodied in Puni Puni Poemi, Poemi finds her parents crucified and manages to actually knock down the crosses, leading her to repeat the shot, with über-dramatic sound effects to boot. Extra points for the scene taking place Against The Setting Sun.

Nabeshin is the Mary-Sue Messiah. He died for the sins of your transparent self-insertion fanfic.

No fewer than three characters in D.Gray-Man have been crucified by the villains, although one might have just been tied up in that position, and one was nailed to a clock. General Yeeger was crucified as a message to the heroes.

Nao does this to Natsuki in Mai-HiME, tying her up in an arms-outstretched pose within her CHILD to use as bait for Shizuru.

In Bleach, when Rukia is about to be executed in the hills, she's held up in a position similar to crucifixion.

In the manga of Naruto, Kakashi is pinned to a cross while Itachi tortures him with the Mangekyo Sharingan. In the anime, it's just a square of wall.

There also a bit of a gruesome image in a flashback of the the manga near Haku arc when the reader sees Kaizi tied to a cross with his arms cut off. In the edited version it's just a pole and his arm have just been severely beaten.

Shikamaru is also forced into this position by another Genjutsu fighter, and has to watch his arms melt down to the bone. He gets better.

A common splash image of Death Note shows Light Yagami in a messianic pose of this sort.

In an early episode of Gundam Wing, Trowa takes on this pose for a knife-throwing stunt. In a later episode, when he attempts to self-detonate his gundam, Catherine flashes back to this scene; as it fades out, there's a brief moment where it looks as if Trowa really is crucified.

The final episode of Code Geass R2. Not strictly a Crucifixion, but Lelouch's blood forms a sort-of bloody carpet as he falls down a platform with his arms open after being stabbed by Suzaku (as Zero) to finish their final Xanatos Gambit.

There's a red band of paint too, so double the cross imagery.

The title character of Video Girl Ai ends up strapped in this position by cable and other video equipment after being forced back into the Video world, as punishment for having fallen in love with Youta. The scene is so powerful and dramatic, the publisher reportedly pleaded with Masakazu Katsura to draw some underwear on Ai to lessen the Fanservice (as she was entirely naked in the original print.) In the animated version, this is the final, climactic scene.

After being detained by the D-Reaper, Beelzemon is positioned this way in Digimon Tamers.

The Cloud Cuckoolander Principal Kuno of Ranma 1/2 captured Akane and placed her in this predicament offscreen just to blackmail Ranma. He didn't count on Akane breaking free almost immediately and kicking him in the face.

Trigun takes its inspiration from a different part of the Crucifixion account: as Wolfwood dies, he walks into a church carrying his large, cross-shaped gun and eventually falls to one knee under its weight, and a profile silhouette cements his pose quite clearly. This was a direct allusion, since he was a priest.

Last Exile, the last episode, Alex Rowe. Tortured to death (sort of, basically), he ends up looking more-or-less crucified. Held in place by thorns.

For this troper, bordered on the What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?. Other friends don't see anything of the kind.

Akagi gets subjected to one of these. It's symbolic for a game of mahjong.

Vita in Episode 9 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's is suspended in mid-air in this position when she's captured by the Mysterious Protectors and executed in front of Hayate.

A scene in the DNAngel anime had Satoshi in a feathery transformation scene, hanging from nothing in this postion.

Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger sometimes did this, occassionally featuring the Humongous Mecha themselves being inexplicably crucificed.

One of the rare cases where it's explicitly used as Cold Blooded Torture, the Meakashi-hen chapter of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni sees Shion put Satoko up on a cross and then repeatedly stab her in the arms. Remind you of anything?

At one point in the Chrono Crusade anime, Chrono charges at the Big Bad but an explosion sends him flying backwards, in slow motion, with his arms outspread. When he lands on the ground, he's buried under rubble from the building he was in—including a steel, cross-shaped beam marking the spot where he's buried.

Sora in Dot Hack Sign when he once again switches sides, to the good guys this time, and gets trapped by the big bad. Which he was NOT expecting. Things didn't go so well for him for awhile after that.

Syaoran is very temporarily crucified by some cute bunny rabbits in this panel of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle in preparation for being eaten/burned at the stake/sacrificed to a demon god. Not surprisingly, they don't go through with it after they learn he can speak.

What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?


So you have yourself a Mind Screw, a Dream Within A Dream, or an episode with lots of Foreshadowing. You have the plot, you have the characters... but something's missing. What could it be...?


I know! Let's add some random symbolism and a few religious shout outs, make the registration plate a Bible index, place some pentagrams in the background of the chase scene, and have a character die with his arms outstretched so that people will compare him to Jesus. As long as it looks meaningful, people will love it!


Not all such references are arbitrary; this trope specifically applies only when someone has added random symbolism as an afterthought to add (illusory) depth and meaning to an otherwise-standard story. Comparing your main character to the Devil or Jesus seems popular.


This technique is particularly popular in Anime, because the Japanese generally only have a passing familiarity with Christianity, and will often use names or apocrypha without regard for their actual significance.


Compare Crystal Dragon Jesus. The secular equivalent is What Do You Mean Its Not Awesome? Contrast Rule Of Symbolism, which is when the symbolism is worked into the story intentionally and has genuine meaning.




Tired, wounded and badly outnumbered, Gibson flees with Nady through the sewer into a salt marsh, where they are pursued by the rest of the pirates and eventually separated from each other. Gibson is thoroughly beaten by Fender and crucified high on the mast of a beached, derelict ship. Haley lingers at the scene but still leaves with Fender. Gibson spends the night on the cross. In the morning, near death, he kicks the mast repeatedly with his dangling foot in a last fit of rage. The mast snaps, sending him crashing to the ground, his arms still tied and nailed to the cross. Finally, Nady appears out of the marsh to free him.


As Verhoeven specifically suggested at the time to MTV, "The point of Robocop, of course, is it is a Christ story. It is about a guy that gets crucified after 50 minutes, then is resurrected in the next 50 minutes and then is like the super-cop of the world, but is also a Jesus figure as he walks over water at the end."


Comparisons have been made, for example, between Christ being nailed through the palm to a cross and the initial shooting of Sgt. Murphy in the film, whose open hand is targeted with a shotgun. Or, as The Playlist posted just yesterday afternoon, "Verhoeven, on the Blu-ray, also assumes that when Christ returned, he was something of a 'Che Guevara figure,' and would have probably instructed his followers to take up arms, just like Robocop." Just like Robocop—the confidence is both amusing and admirable, but do these comparisons really hold up?

4,3,2,1 FOUR GIRLS FOUR STORIES (which stands for "4 girls, 3 days, 2 cities, 1 chance") is a 2010 British-American crime thriller film directed by Noel Clarke and Mark Davis, written by Clarke and starring Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Ophelia Lovibond, Shanika-Warren Markland, Mandy Patinkin, Helen McCrory, Kevin Smith, Camille Coduri and Clarke.[2] It was released on 2 June 2010.

The story focuses on four 19-year-old friends: Joanne, Cassandra, Shannon and Kerrys. They all meet one other at a diner, where they see Dillon and Smoothy. Unbeknownst to Dillon, Shannon has a crush on him. As the police turn up, Dillon and Smoothy run off and Dillon accidentally drops a stolen diamond into Cassandra's bag. The four girls then walk out and go their separate ways home.

Third, the story of Kerrys is explored. After witnessing her brother Manuel receive a package with instructions from Dillon and Smoothy, Kerrys and her girlfriend Jas break into Cassandra's flat and stay there for the weekend. Manuel locks them in the panic room, returns the package to Dillon and Smoothy as instructed and throws a party. When the two girls escape from the panic room, they angrily force everyone out of the flat. Kerrys goes home and finds Shannon's mother's letter that Cassandra had sent her. After making amends with her father, she steals Manuel's new car to find Shannon and stuffs him into the trunk, but when he tries to attack her, she crashes the car into Jo's shop.

Fourth, Jo, who works at a 24-hour supermarket with Angelo, finds that her new manager Tee is in town, and begins to become suspicious of his intentions. It later emerges that Tee has been working with Dillon and Smoothy to deliver the diamonds, but one is missing. Tee asks Dillon and Smoothy to come over to the supermarket. Dillon and Smoothy come to get the money, when they find that Tee has betrayed them, keeping the money for himself and they hold up the store in retaliation.




Judas returns to betray Jesus, but has a moment where he cannot bring himself to do it, but finds himself boxed in by invisible walls, except for one path which leads to Jesus. Jesus encourages Judas to do what he has come to do, and Judas grabs Jesus to bring him to be crucified. The community starts to attack Judas, while Jesus tells them to stop, as all who live by the sword will one day die by it. Judas (usually just him alone and as a representation of the others arresting Jesus) ties Jesus upon an electric fence - representative of the cross - as Jesus berates him for arresting him at night, but then says that it had to happen to fulfill the prophets' writings.


4. In the disturbing scene where Regan is masturbating with the crucifix, Eileen Dietz (as mentioned in number 3) was used for the shot where Regan belts her mother across the face. William Friedkin felt they needed someone with more heft physically to perform the stunt, and the double was shot from the back. The crucifix scene was filmed with Linda Blair, who says she wasn’t totally aware of what she was doing or the implications of the vulgar acts.



(An aside: right before Julia loses her skin again, she stands in the hallway with her hands on either wall, both a) moving like the Engineer from the original (who was supposed to make an appearance in this film, but got cut) and b) putting herself in the cruciform pose of the Christ-Figure.)


cruciform pose ...


18. cross associations Nothing too obvious, at first. Maybe the bow and arrow. But, then I realized, Rambo was literally hung up on the plane in this film's first act. What shape is a plane?


24. holy exclamations Writing this entry, I actually didn't notice any in the second film. That doesn't mean there aren't any. Plus, in the first film, there is this exchange: "Will, it's Rambo! He's still alive!" "Jesus Christ!"


25. j.c. initials I desperately want Rambo to get this one. If only his middle name were, say, Charles instead of James. Really, I think the J alone qualifies. So many cinematic heroes with J names. John Matrix. John Rambo. John McClane... Stallone has played Jack Carter, Joe Tanto, Jake Malloy, Judge Joseph Dredd, John Spartan. Willis has played Joe Colton, Old Joe, Jimmy, Jack Mosley, Jeff Talley, Jimmy Tudeski, Joe Blake, John Smith, James Cole (a definite Christ-Figure in Twelve Monkeys), Joe Hallenbeck, and James Urbanski (which is such a generic movie name). Schwarzenegger has played John Wharton, Jericho Cane (a definite Christ-Figure in End of Days), John Kruger, Jack Slater, John Kimble... and he's both tried to kill and saved John Connor. Either every screenwriter is just not that creative, or they want many a hero to evoke Biblical names, especially the good New Testament name John. I am inclined to give Rambo this one, which means a perfect score. (25/25)


Pinhead (Doug Bradley) is trapped in that pillar--or so we can assume; these films really do not bother explaining much. Twenty minutes in, he gets some blood when a rat bites JP's hand.


More blood from Sandy (Aimee Lee), who JP picks up in the club. And, it is good that pillar Pinhead needed blood and not her acting skill to get things going.


But, nevermind her bad acting. Pinhead is not being very nice here. I mean, considering he ended the previous film by remembering his humanity, why is he so quick to take a life here? Especially, when Sandy solved no puzzle box. He is a stand in for, as he puts it, "appetite sated." Yet, even as he is preaching about how there is no good or evil, "only flesh," he seems more like a demon from a proper religion. He knows that JP killed his own parents, and he tempts JP to do more. (And bonus: JP is wearing a crucifix necklace.)


In X1999, several characters are subjected to the crucified hero shot in different circumstances, in some cases building up to a Heroic Sacrifice.


Also, the Gingerdead Man's deaths are also this, especially in the second movie where he gets crucified, set on fire, and shot several times for good measure.

Source: Film / The Gingerdead Man

Crucified Hero Shot: With the Paternoster Machine turned into a metaphorical clock that is going backwards, all the while threatening to overload and explode.

Source: Film / Metropolis


They hold him down while one of them gets a cross, drag him to the cross, and crucify him (complete with crown of thorns,) before burning him on the cross. One of the actors from the movie, Sir Ian Cavanaugh (Jacob Witkin), bursts in and shoots all of the puppets with an AK-47.


The nickname for ShinGoji's second form, "Kamata-kun" (蒲田くん?), comes from Kamata (蒲田?), the name of the neighborhood where he first came ashore, while the nickname for his third form, "Shinagawa-kun" (品川くん?), comes from Shinagawa (品川?), the neighborhood where Godzilla's second form evolved into his third form. In the same manner, the nickname for ShinGoji's fourth form, "Kamakura-san" (鎌倉さん?), comes from Kamakura (鎌倉?), the city where Godzilla first made landfall in this form.



For Toho's first Godzilla film since 2004, they chose to go back to the dark tone of the original 1954 Godzilla film. To coincide with this, it was decided to give Godzilla a more grotesque and frightening appearance. Unlike other Godzilla designs, the ShinGoji design consists of four different forms. The first form is never physically seen in the film aside from its tail. Godzilla's second form stands horizontally, with its body held parallel to the ground. This form has small stubs in place of arms and huge eyes with small black pupils. Its skin is a beige color, and it has large pulsating gills on the sides of its neck, which leak a red, blood-like fluid as Godzilla moves. It also sports several rows of small tan dorsal plates on its back. Godzilla's third form resembles his second form, only now his skin is now a reddish color and he stands upright. The third form features very small stubby arms, and its gills are now closed and reduced in prominence.

Godzilla's fourth and primary form is considerably taller than the others, and draws heavily on the appearance of the ShodaiGoji, featuring a rounded head with small beady eyes and dark, bumpy skin. Godzilla's fourth form possesses larger black maple leaf-shaped dorsal plates which run up to the top of its neck. The middle row of plates is larger than the others, and is flanked on both sides by at least two smaller rows. The dorsal plates are jagged in appearance, and feature a porous bony surface in their center which is reminiscent of cancellous bone. The fourth form possesses several features distinct from previous designs as well. Inspired by the original vision that Godzilla was supposed to be a 'victim' of the Hydrogen bomb, this Godzilla features red scales resembling keloid scars. Similar scars can be observed running into structures in his black dorsal plates which are reminiscent of blood vessels.[2] In addition, he possesses countless uneven rows of jagged, shark-like teeth inside his mouth and a pronounced nose with large round nostrils, and his mouth extends partially into his cheeks, some teeth protruding from the skin above and underneath his mouth. When Godzilla fires his atomic breath, his skull unhinges upwards, while his lower jaw splits apart. Godzilla's eyes are considerably more sunken into their sockets, being shaded by his brow ridges. His eyes do not appear to have any eyelids, although a protective membrane sometimes forms over them. This form also sports a long neck and very thin and short arms which barely reach out beyond the chest. Its feet possess five main digits, while all other Godzilla designs have either three or four. The fifth digit is much smaller than the others, and has a vestigial claw, resembling a dewclaw digit which is often present on many mammals and some predatory reptiles. Godzilla also has several very small, seemingly vestigial, toe claws growing from the sides and tops of his feet.[3] Unlike other designs, this Godzilla's feet are digitigrade, similar to theropod dinosaurs, meaning Godzilla stands on his toes with his heels in the air. The fourth form has what appear to be reddish exposed muscles over several parts of its body. Scars and open wounds can be found all over his skin, and the scars over his body bear cracks through which exposed flesh can be seen. Most of these lesions occupy regions where Godzilla's skin would normally fold, giving the injuries a similar appearance to numerous Ichthyotic conditions. Many of these openings on Godzilla's skin emit a reddish glow, which becomes a more intense purple color when Godzilla charges or fires his atomic breath. Godzilla's gills are still present, but are now much smaller compared to the rest of Godzilla's neck. Godzilla's rib cage protrudes from the rest of his body, coming to an 'axe'-shaped and pronounced sternum, far more pronounced than the Godzilla designs from the Heisei series. Godzilla's fourth form is much thinner than previous designs and his bone structure is visible through his skin in some places, giving him an emaciated appearance. Godzilla's tail is much longer than in previous designs, and is almost constantly suspended in the air far behind him. The tip of Godzilla's tail in this form is red and bloody, and is covered in twisted, mangled bones. The very end of his tail appears to have a small, mostly skeletal face with eye sockets and a jaw with several teeth.