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This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.

Vulpy: Shouldn't these:

  • RPGs usually include such a skill, with the proviso that it has a low chance of working.
    • Horn Drill, Fissure, Guillotine and Sheer Cold in the Pokémon games (30% Acc, but opponent faints instantly if hit).
    • Final Fantasy games have three variations to this. Automatic death, Doom (with counts down to automatic death) and Petrification (they're still considered alive, but more like a TKO).

Be solely covered under Useless Useful Spell instead? I mean, Horn Drill and Fissure don't sound like "gentle touches" to me, and Doom doesn't require direct contact at all.

Artful: Well, I was focusing more on the 'minimal' aspect, where you can kill in one hit rather then beating all the HP out of the enemy.


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Let's keep our Wild Mass Guessing out of the regular pages, shall we?
Everyone always says to put the natter in the discussion, so wish granted: Averted in Ranma 1/2; the "Breaking Point" technique was first described as a Touch Of Death, but all it could really do was cause rocks to explode.

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