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27th Jun '16 12:49:57 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** In the last episodes of Volume 3, [[spoiler: Yang herself falls victim to this, losing an arm in the second to last episode of Volume 3. By the end of the volume, she is completely depressed and still stuck in bed.]]
15th Jun '16 2:17:05 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Yamamoto sacrifices his arm in battle to blow up Aizen. After Aizen is eventually defeated, Yamamoto never seeks help in having the arm replaced or restored, both of which are possible. When he and Yhwach meet in battle for the first time in a thousand years, Yhwach tells him that he's become weak and is no longer the formidable opponent Yhwach remembers. To Yhwach, Yamamoto's missing arm represents the loss of Yamamoto's ruthless, thuggish nature which is what made him so dangerous in the past. Yamamoto's refusal to ask Orhime to restore his lost arm is what Yhwach cites as the reason why he so easily defeats Yamamoto and steals his Bankai. The defeat of Yamamoto sets off a chain of events that changes the entire direction of the Gotei 13, and opens the Royal Realm to being conquered.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Yamamoto sacrifices his arm in battle to blow up Aizen. After Aizen is eventually defeated, Yamamoto never seeks help in having the arm replaced or restored, both of which are possible. When he and Yhwach meet in battle for the first time in a thousand years, Yhwach tells him that he's become weak and is no longer the formidable opponent Yhwach remembers. To Yhwach, Yamamoto's missing arm represents the loss of Yamamoto's ruthless, thuggish nature which is what made him so dangerous in the past. Yamamoto's [[spoiler:Yamamoto's refusal to ask Orhime to restore his lost arm is what Yhwach cites as the reason why he so easily defeats Yamamoto and steals his Bankai. The defeat of Yamamoto sets off a chain of events that changes the entire direction of the Gotei 13, and opens the Royal Realm to being conquered.]]
15th Jun '16 2:15:11 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Limb loss during battle is extremely common but only a few incidents are examples of this trope:
** After being defeated by Ichigo, gate-guardian Jidanbou gets his arm lopped off by Captain Ichimaru for daring to open the gate to let in the invaders.
** Grimmjow's rebellious disobedience of Aizen's orders results in his arm getting destroyed by Tousen.
** To produce a monster capable of defeating multiple lieutenants without taking a single scratch, Sun-Sung, Mila-Rose and Apacci sacrifice their left arms to create it.
** Ichigo's brutal defeat of Ulquiorra resulted in Ichigo, in his hollow form, tearing Ulquiorra's limbs off him.
** Yamamoto uses a forbidden kidou to sacrifice his left arm in battle with Aizen.
** In the Thousand Year Blood War arc, Kira loses half his torso and arm in an ambush strike and Byakuya's body is ripped to shreds by his own (stolen) bankai. These injuries change the entire tone of the story, making the final arc, and its major villains, much DarkerAndEdgier than the previous story had been.
** Yumichika slashes Bambietta's right arm to prevent her from blowing up Ikkaku's face, but Giselle observes it's a useless move. [[spoiler:As Bambietta's already dead, nothing they can do to her will stop her thanks to way her zombification powers work.]]
** When the [[spoiler: Spirit King]] is seen first, he has all of his limbs. The next time, he has ''neither'' of them...

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Limb loss during battle is extremely common but only a few incidents are examples of this trope:
** After being defeated by Ichigo, gate-guardian Jidanbou gets his arm lopped off by Captain Ichimaru for daring to open the gate to let in the invaders.
** Grimmjow's rebellious disobedience of Aizen's orders results in his arm getting destroyed by Tousen.
** To produce a monster capable of defeating multiple lieutenants without taking a single scratch, Sun-Sung, Mila-Rose and Apacci sacrifice their left arms to create it.
** Ichigo's brutal defeat of Ulquiorra resulted in Ichigo, in his hollow form, tearing Ulquiorra's limbs off him.
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Yamamoto uses a forbidden kidou to sacrifice sacrifices his left arm in battle with Aizen.
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to blow up Aizen. After Aizen is eventually defeated, Yamamoto never seeks help in having the Thousand Year Blood War arc, Kira loses half arm replaced or restored, both of which are possible. When he and Yhwach meet in battle for the first time in a thousand years, Yhwach tells him that he's become weak and is no longer the formidable opponent Yhwach remembers. To Yhwach, Yamamoto's missing arm represents the loss of Yamamoto's ruthless, thuggish nature which is what made him so dangerous in the past. Yamamoto's refusal to ask Orhime to restore his torso lost arm is what Yhwach cites as the reason why he so easily defeats Yamamoto and arm in an ambush strike and Byakuya's body is ripped to shreds by steals his own (stolen) bankai. These injuries change Bankai. The defeat of Yamamoto sets off a chain of events that changes the entire tone direction of the story, making Gotei 13, and opens the final arc, and its major villains, much DarkerAndEdgier than the previous story had been.
** Yumichika slashes Bambietta's right arm
Royal Realm to prevent her from blowing up Ikkaku's face, but Giselle observes it's a useless move. [[spoiler:As Bambietta's already dead, nothing they can do to her will stop her thanks to way her zombification powers work.]]
** When the [[spoiler: Spirit King]] is seen first, he has all of his limbs. The next time, he has ''neither'' of them...
being conquered.
15th Jun '16 1:47:19 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': At some point in Mercury's past, he lost both of his legs and had them replaced with prosthetic limbs. [[spoiler:Cinder uses his artificial limbs to further her plot. Mercury is capable of withstanding Yang's Semblance-empowered attacks and make it appear as though his legs are broken. This allows Emerald to use her powers to frame Yang and by extension Ozpin (as her headmaster) without injuring Mercury at all.]]
15th Jun '16 1:37:35 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** It's not shown exactly ''how'' it happened, but Mercury lost both of his legs from the knees down at some point shortly before the series takes place, and got cybernetic replacements.
** [[spoiler:Yang gets her arm severed at the elbow in the penultimate episode of season 3, due to making the mistake of trying to punch a man holding a sword.]]
13th Jun '16 1:39:39 AM smalltime
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** In a much less severe case, in the third season [[spoiler:Clementine is missing half of her left ring finger.]]
3rd Jun '16 8:57:45 PM igordebraga
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* The [[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo Belgian Congo's]] Force Publique were responsible for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Free_State#Mutilation a disturbingly high number of cut hands]], given mutilation was the punishment for enslaved natives that didn't fit their work quotas, and the soldiers had to bring the hands of the people they shot as proof the bullets were not spent hunting. And at times the troops would exploit a LoopholeAbuse, cutting the limbs off random people.
26th Apr '16 11:59:20 AM Soldancer
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Interestingly enough, you almost never see a limb actually sewn ''back'' to the body of the victim, which is probably the most sensible thing you can do once deprived of it (provided that you're able to retrieve the lost limb in a reasonable amount of time and keep it in sanitary conditions). And while this is actually a well known, albeit rare occurence in surgery with a decent ratio of success in terms of restoring partial or even full limb mobility (at least considering the complexity of the procedure; there is a ''lot'' of stuff that needs to be joined back together in your hand mind you, not to mention the constant [[RaceAgainstTheClock time pressure]]), [[RealityIsUnrealistic most people are unaware of it]] and would probably ridicule the very idea.

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Interestingly enough, you almost never see a limb actually sewn ''back'' to the body of the victim, which is probably the most sensible thing you can do once deprived of it (provided that you're able to retrieve the lost limb in a reasonable amount of time and keep it in sanitary conditions). And while this is actually a well known, albeit rare occurence occurrence in surgery with a decent ratio of success in terms of restoring partial or even full limb mobility (at least considering the complexity of the procedure; there is a ''lot'' of stuff that needs to be joined back together in your hand mind you, not to mention the constant [[RaceAgainstTheClock time pressure]]), [[RealityIsUnrealistic most people are unaware of it]] and would probably ridicule the very idea.


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* In ''{{Film/Tusk}}'', Wallace has both of his legs amputated as part of the process to transform him into a walrus. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* The famous defibrillator scene in John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'', in which a character has his arms bitten off by the titular Thing. Oddly enough, the bitten character is never seen again, so he presumably died of blood loss while the rest of the men were distracted dealing with the monster.
** Suffers from a bit of SpecialEffectsFailure in that the arms separate well above the bite, but it's so startling and horrifying that it's easy to overlook.


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** It's also how The Bride exacts both revenge on and information from Sofie Fatale. Cutting off Sofie's arm at the start of the Crazy 88 fight shows O-Ren Ishii that The Bride means business.
* One of the bumbling cops from ''{{Film/Versus}}'' loses his hand early in the film. It's a BlackComedy RunningGag that he keeps forgetting it's missing and tries to touch things with his stump.
26th Apr '16 10:56:49 AM Soldancer
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** Later in the film, [[spoiler: Lady Eboshi]] loses an arm to a rather vicious and symbolic animal bite.
18th Apr '16 11:12:46 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Karyl loses his right hand to a raptor and is forced to go without it for several months. Later, Aphrodite regrows it for him.
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