Impalement is the process by which a person is stabbed with a long, cylindrical or sharpened item, which penetrates the other side of the body. In most cases, such a thing tends to be fatal. Impalement is also the most effective means of destroying and/or incapacitating a vampire. Classically, this is done by hammering a wooden stake into their heart.
- Vampire Diaries: The New Deal Stefan impales Rebekah Michaelson with a wooden stake.