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0000658Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Unit Viewpublic2010-04-06 14:262019-05-26 09:17
0000658: "His/Her upper body is gone" - every dead unit
Every dead unit has "His upper body is gone" or "Her upper body is gone" on its description screen, regardless of wounds.
"Produce" a corpse
Check status u->scroll->v->enter
see status message
I hope this is not just coincidence, I have 20-30 corpses and the status of EVERY SINGLE ONE states "His upper body is gone" or "Her upper body is gone", even if it died by strangulation/wrestling or drowning(!)
0.31.01, 0.31.03, body parts, Fortress Mode, Intentional/Expected?
related to 0005166new  Cannot (v)iew details of a creature that is dead/missing 
has duplicate 0000870closed Footkerchief Post-mortem creature description oddity 
has duplicate 0001175closed Footkerchief After killing forgotten beast with "deadly blood," upper bodies of creatures uninvolved in fighting begin to go missing 
has duplicate 0003635resolved Footkerchief Drowned dwarf changes in appearance: upper body gone. 
has duplicate 0004997resolved Dwarfu All deceased beings in Units screen show a missing upper body in view-cre 
has duplicate 0010679resolved Loci Visitor without upper body dies in tavern 
has duplicate 0011098resolved Loci his/her upper body is gone. 
Issue History
2010-04-06 14:26VinceNew Issue
2010-04-06 14:38SirPenguinNote Added: 0001587
2010-04-06 14:40FootkerchiefReproducibilityhave not tried => always
2010-04-06 14:42SirPenguinNote Added: 0001589
2010-04-08 16:40HuggzNote Added: 0002192
2010-04-08 17:23SirPenguinNote Added: 0002199
2010-04-08 19:16DoctorZuberNote Added: 0002223
2010-04-09 09:18FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000870
2010-04-26 17:34FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001175
2010-05-07 07:03PutNote Added: 0006351
2010-05-07 07:05PutTag Attached: 0.31.01
2010-05-07 07:05PutTag Attached: 0.31.03
2010-05-07 07:05PutTag Attached: body parts
2010-05-07 07:05PutTag Attached: farming
2010-05-07 07:05PutTag Attached: Fortress Mode
2010-05-07 07:06PutTag Detached: farming
2010-05-07 10:25FootkerchiefNote Added: 0006362
2010-05-26 16:31toybasherNote Added: 0007357
2010-05-26 16:32toybasherNote Added: 0007358
2010-06-11 11:10smjjamesNote Added: 0008153
2010-06-11 12:08FootkerchiefNote Added: 0008158
2010-06-11 14:31smjjamesIssue Monitored: smjjames
2010-11-15 17:26FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003635
2011-12-26 00:09DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004997
2011-12-26 09:57KogutTag Attached: 31.25
2012-06-08 05:58KogutNote Added: 0022911
2014-01-27 18:40FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005753
2014-02-26 17:43FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0005753
2014-02-26 17:43FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005166
2014-02-27 11:13FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-02-27 11:13FootkerchiefStatusnew => acknowledged
2014-07-29 21:49FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-08-04 08:33smjjamesIssue End Monitor: smjjames
2015-09-03 15:33lethosorTag Detached: 31.25
2018-03-30 09:40LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010679
2018-03-30 09:43LociNote Added: 0038085
2019-05-26 09:13LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0011098
2019-05-26 09:17LociNote Added: 0039379

2010-04-06 14:38   
Confirmed in Arena mode. I spawned a dwarf and a spear elf. The dwarf died due to a bad case of spear-to-the-head. Her description read that her upper body was gone.
2010-04-06 14:42   
I went on to confirm this happens to all bodies, not just dwarves. I tested elves, gazelles, ettins, and sharks. All die and claim they're missing their upper body regardless of death.
2010-04-08 16:40   
Confirmed. Can someone try on something with no upper body (I think some demons are like this)?
2010-04-08 17:23   
Just tried it with an antperson, who lacks an upper body and instead has a thorax and an abdomen. All deaths list "Its thorax is gone", regardless of cause of death.
2010-04-08 19:16   
fast and detailed testing as always penguin, Interesting behavior. Any theories on why this one is happening?
2010-05-07 07:03   
Hmm.. happens over here at 0.31.03 too.
2010-05-07 10:25   
fast and detailed testing as always penguin, Interesting behavior. Any theories on why this one is happening?

The upper body (or thorax) is the "root" body part that all others branch off from. I believe this just means "Their entire body is gone."
2010-05-26 16:31   
then wouldnt it just say "his *all body parts* are gone?
2010-05-26 16:32   
I can confirm this as well.

Even stranger... if the body in question is missing an ear or somthing it wont say that, just his upper body is gone.
2010-06-11 11:10   
Could we get an update on this?

Also, when it gets fixed, I'm curious to know as to what was causing this to bug up.
2010-06-11 12:08   
What kind of update do you want?

As for the probable explanation, see 0000658:0006362.
2012-06-08 05:58   
Still in 34.11
2018-03-30 09:43   
v0.44.08: FantasticDorf uploaded a save in 0010679:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13629 [^]
2019-05-26 09:17   
v0.44.12: FrogDolphinMan posted procedures in 0011098:

Method 1(Adventure mode):
Die in adventure mode and press z(status) and then d(description),
and in the section which lists your injuries, it will say that your upper body is gone even though no bodypart severing happened in the combat log.

Method 2(Fortress mode):
Find a relative of a dead dwarf in your fort,
press k and view that relative.
Press r and find the dead dwarf from the list and press v.
In the description it says his/her upper body is gone.