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17th Nov '17 7:18:42 PM Theriocephalus
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Compare {{Kneecapping}} and AgonyOfTheFeet. FakeArmDisarm is a bloodless version of this trope. If the injury specifically represents or comments upon some aspect of the character it counts as SymbolicMutilation.

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Compare {{Kneecapping}} and AgonyOfTheFeet. FakeArmDisarm is a bloodless version of this trope.trope, while LiteralDisarming is this trope done for the explicit purpose of removing someone's ability to fight or wield weapons. If the injury specifically represents or comments upon some aspect of the character it counts as SymbolicMutilation.
28th Oct '17 4:28:48 PM Skyknight
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Harbourmaster}}'', [[spoiler: Tal loses his left arm to Mormo's attack at the beginning of ''One Deal is What We Made''.]]
26th Oct '17 2:06:43 AM darkemyst
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** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] cuts off his own hand to help resurrect Voldemort. Earlier, [[spoiler:he had cut off a finger from that same hand to fake his death.]]

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** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] cuts off his own hand to help resurrect Voldemort.Voldemort in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. Earlier, [[spoiler:he had cut off a finger from that same hand to fake his death.]]
22nd Oct '17 8:18:43 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave gets rid of his father by ordering one half of the gay couple he's enslaved to "remove Dad from the face of the Earth". This means cutting off Albert's arms at the shoulders with a hacksaw, while the other half is forced to inject himself with drain cleaner. Even worse, the sole survivor is himself physically unharmed despite chopping off Albert's arms with a hacksaw and stuffing one of them down a garbage disposal. Meaning he now has to live with not only his husband's death but the horrors he himself was forced to commit. Even worse, Albert is still clinging on to life when Jessica finds him.
22nd Oct '17 8:15:46 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':
**[[LifeOrLimbDecision Stick cuts off his own right hand]] when Alexandra and Elektra are holding him captive.
**When Alexandra is testing out Elektra's fighting skills, we can see that at least two of the ninjas that Elektra killed have lost limbs.
**In the climax, Misty Knight loses her right arm above the elbow when diving to stop Bakuto from decapitating Claire. This causes her to gain the iconic robotic right arm she sports in the comics, starting in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' season 2.
*''Series/LukeCage2016'': Prior to losing her right arm for real in Midland Circle, Misty had almost lost it from excessive blood loss and damage from getting shot by Diamondback in Harlem's Paradise, but medical intervention from Luke and Claire managed to save it.
21st Oct '17 2:50:03 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Film/TheMummy1999'' Rick slices off Imhotep's arm during the climatic fight. After tossing Rick away, Imhotep is able to reattach it.
19th Oct '17 1:58:02 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragonsWrathOfTheDragonGod'': Berek cuts off Damodar's arm to get the orb out of his hand, and he barely reacts. There's not even any blood, so perhaps he doesn't feel pain too. It's restored later with magic. Ormaline also gets her arm torn off when it's caught while teleporting the party to safety, and this is shown more realistically as her bleeding profusely, needing immediate aid from healers.
19th Oct '17 1:46:29 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Outlander}}'': Fergus has his hand cut off by British soldiers [[DisproportionateRetribution for taunting them]].
12th Oct '17 2:11:02 AM MagiMecha
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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'', we meet Kelly Layzner, a One Year War pilot who lost an arm during the war. He proves to be a HandicappedBadass after modifying the Val Waro Mobile Armor to be used one-armed, then goes on to nearly be Kou Uraki and the newly modified Gundam GP-01 Full Burnian.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', Shiro Amada rips off the useless left arm of his Gundam Ez-8 to beat Norris Packard's Gouf Custom. Later, [[spoiler:he loses part of his right leg after getting caught in the destruction of the Ez-8 and the Apsaulus III.]]
** In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', Sai Saici rips off the arm of the Dragon Gundam as part of a BatmanGambit against the Neptune Gundam. Since he's connected to the Gundam via the Mobile Trace System, he's in considerable pain.
** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', Andrew Waltfeld ends up losing an arm, a leg and an eye after getting caught in the destruction of his [=LaGOWE=] Mobile Suit that also claimed the life of his lover Aisha. Notably, he doesn't actually hold a grudge towards Kira Yamato for either of those, since he rationalized it as they were soldiers doing their duty and becomes a stalwart ally once he joins Lacus Clyne. He gets prosthetics in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''.
10th Oct '17 5:49:27 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'': One of the most prominent mutilations in the entire story take place in Chapter 4, when Argilac Durrandon, the Storm King, mutilates Corilyan Celtigar, ambassador of Dragonstone, over something he perceived as a slight against his beloved daughter.
** Before he is killed, [[spoiler: the Solver posing as Butterfly]] loses his sword hand in his fight against Samantha.
** Holt Torv, the head torturer of Harrenhal has lost his foot on the battlefield years before the story starts.
** [[spoiler: At the end of the Raid on Maybros, [[ActionGirl Sadie]] gets into a duel with [[TheJuggernaut Durren Stallhart]]. It ends as well as you might expect, with Durren slicing off Sadie's sword hand and nearly killing her.]]
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