The 100 Worst Ways to Die (As Seen in Movies)

96. The magic pencil trick

As Seen In: The Dark Knight (2008)

Not all crazy deaths scenes have to be far-reaching. In The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger's The Joker makes his commanding, dangerous presence felt in front of a room full of mobsters with a simple homicide. One of Gambol's (Michael Jai White) gangster minions gets out of line and steps to the clown-faced psycho, who's just finished standing a pencil on the table as part of a magic trick.

How does Joker make said writing instrument disappear? By cuffing the thug's head and slamming it onto the pencil, lodging it into his eye as the guy topples to the floor.

Neat.

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