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Collapsed Lungs Other answers have pointed out how mercury is dense. If you fell into a pool of mercury you would go splat rather than splash. That means it is difficult for your golem to envelop the victim without them simply floating to the top. Instead I suggest your golem invade their body by perhaps only enveloping the head and then pumping mercury ...


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How do the victims look like once they are found? You can't drown in mercury, because mercury is really dense (13593 kilograms per cubic meter, about 13.6 denser than water) and you would float above it as soon the quantity is significant. Mercury is also reluctant to wet most surfaces, meaning that it wont get in the lungs because of capillarity like ...


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Depends on your mechanism of action. Engulfing: This will result in very similar results as drowning would. But instead of water infiltrating the airways. Petechial hemorrhages might also be present as is common with victims of asphyxiation, along with cyanosis of lips and extremities. If no sufficient mercury is left behind, some mercury might still be ...


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If they're actually drowned there will be mercury in the lungs, because drowning, in general, is the inhalation of a liquid (though the term is occasionally used, loosely, for inhalation of heavier-than-air gasses). Even if the mercury golem is able to reclaim the mercury that was forced into the victim's lungs, the "losses" will be detectable as traces in ...


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Assuming we aren't talking about humans, but some sort of alien or cryptid humanoid, then I could imagine a creature whose cells are meta-stable while it is alive, and become unstable when it dies. By meta-stable I mean that they are metabolically conditionally stable within a narrow range. For example, while their heart pumps blood around their systems, ...


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So, the nice thing about ash is that it's mostly carbon. Carbon in its purest form (not bonded to anything) is either diamond (under high heat+pressure), but more likely some kind of coal. So the visual aspect of it could actually be taken care of. Now what would actually disassemble you in such a way that you fall apart into ashes? I'll give you an idea ...


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There are plenty of industrial facilities with enclosed spaces that can be heated to unsurvivable temperatures. Unfortunately, most of them remain hot most of the time, because if it's not hot, it's not making money for whomever owns it, and in more than a few cases, letting it cool can irreparably damage the facility. Things like glass furnaces are heated ...


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