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21st Jan '18 1:16:49 PM nombretomado
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* Max Barry's ''MachineMan'' has Dr. Charles Neumann first lose one leg at the thigh, then the other. Both losses are treated realistically. The worst of it is when [[spoiler:he has to sever his own left arm at the shoulder as a LifeOrLimbDecision]].

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* Max Barry's ''MachineMan'' ''Literature/MachineMan'' has Dr. Charles Neumann first lose one leg at the thigh, then the other. Both losses are treated realistically. The worst of it is when [[spoiler:he has to sever his own left arm at the shoulder as a LifeOrLimbDecision]].
17th Jan '18 7:14:47 PM iRaven
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* ''Film/Kothanodi'': In this anthology of folk tales, wicked stepmother Senehi takes this trope to horrific levels as she breaks her stepdaughter's limbs one by one, and then [[spoiler:smashes her skull in]].
9th Jan '18 11:47:16 AM dsneybuf
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* Creator/SamAndMickey's "Surgery" has Franchise/{{Barbie}} hospitalized after losing her right arm. [[spoiler:A fight with the nurse over some booze costs Barbie her left arm as well.]]
21st Dec '17 10:25:53 AM AnoneMouseJr
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** Piccolo loses his arm three times in the series. Fortunately, he's a Namekian and can regrow it. His fellow Namekian Nail also loses an arm while fighting Frieza and regrows it.

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** Piccolo loses his arm three times in the series. Fortunately, he's a Namekian and can regrow it.it, which he first reveals during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament - when Goku has badly injured the arm, Piccolo rips it off and regrows it in front of a stunned audience. He shows off the ability again when he regrows his arm after losing it in the fight with Raditz, and again when Cell drains and desiccates one arm with his tail; Piccolo just breaks it off and grows it back. His fellow Namekian Nail also loses an arm while fighting Frieza and regrows it.



** During the Android Saga, Android 19 loses the lowermost portions of his arms to Vegeta; later, Android 20 has half of one arm broken off by Piccolo.



** [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law has his arm cleanly sliced off by ArcVillain Doflamingo during the final battle of the Dressrosa Arc.]]
** On that same note, Doflamingo seems fond of doing this, having sliced the ''giant'' Little Oars Jr.'s leg clean off during the Battle of Marineford. He's also attempted to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate]] at least 3 people.
** [[spoiler: Kyros, the legendary gladiator of the Dressrosa coliseum, lopped off his own leg when caught in leg braces and leaped at Doflamingo in an attempt to kill him. Unfortunately, he was stopped before he could reach him]].

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** [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law has his arm cleanly sliced off by ArcVillain Doflamingo during the final battle of the Dressrosa Arc.]]
** On that same note,
Doflamingo seems fond of doing this, having sliced the ''giant'' Little Oars Jr.'s leg clean off during the Battle of Marineford. He's also attempted to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate]] at least 3 people.
** "Diamond" Jozu, 3rd division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, loses an arm to Aokiji's freezing powers during the Battle of Marineford; the rapid freezing leaves even his diamond form vulnerable to shattering.
** Aokiji himself lost a leg in battle with Akainu during their DuelToTheDeath for the Fleet Admiral position during the timeskip; he's created a prosthetic made of ice.
** [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law has his arm cleanly sliced off by ArcVillain Doflamingo during the final battle of the Dressrosa Arc. He later reattaches it with Leo's help.]]
** [[spoiler: Kyros, the legendary gladiator of the Dressrosa coliseum, lopped off his own leg when caught in leg braces and leaped at Doflamingo in an attempt to kill him.him during the latter's initial takeover of Dressrosa. Unfortunately, he was stopped before he could reach him]].
15th Dec '17 11:42:19 PM Zazie122
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* A frequent occurrence in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', with both humans and Titans losing limbs all over the place. The Titans simply regrow them, while their human victims are [[EatenAlive less fortunate]]. On the other hand, the [[spoiler: Titan Shifters]] are shown to be able to regenerate [[spoiler: in human form.]]

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* A frequent occurrence in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', with both humans and Titans losing limbs all over the place. The Titans simply regrow them, while their human victims are [[EatenAlive less fortunate]]. On the other hand, the [[spoiler: Titan Shifters]] are shown to be able to regenerate [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in human form.]]



** [[spoiler: Ymir]] ends up suffering a Type 2, and nearly dies as a result. Due to her massive injuries, she's still regrowing them 5 - 6 hours later.
** [[spoiler: Erwin]] also ends up suffering a Type 2 when a Titan drags him off his horse by one arm, causing him to lose it as a result.
** [[spoiler: Reiner]] suffers a Type 3, when Mikasa cuts off one arm and bisects the remaining one nearly to the elbow. Unlike [[spoiler: Ymir]], he's fully healed 5 hours later.

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** [[spoiler: Ymir]] [[spoiler:Ymir]] ends up suffering a Type 2, and nearly dies as a result. Due to her massive injuries, she's still regrowing them 5 - 6 hours later.
** [[spoiler: Erwin]] [[spoiler:Erwin]] also ends up suffering a Type 2 when a Titan drags him off his horse by one arm, causing him to lose it as a result.
** [[spoiler: Reiner]] [[spoiler:Reiner]] suffers a Type 3, when Mikasa cuts off one arm and bisects the remaining one nearly to the elbow. Unlike [[spoiler: Ymir]], he's fully healed 5 hours later.later.
** Much later on, [[spoiler:Eren]] invokes Type 3 in order to sneak into the enemy territory of Liberio without being detected, while also pretending to be a ShellShockedVeteran. He uses this to [[spoiler:manipulate Reiner's subordinate Falco into helping him send letters and communicate with outside parties (who these letters have been sent to has not yet been revealed)]] from within a psychiatric hospital. [[spoiler:Eren]] then uses [[spoiler:Falco]] to meet with [[spoiler:Reiner]] for the first time in several years. After negotiations of peace talks [[spoiler:between them fail]], he regenerates his limbs and [[spoiler:turns into his Titan form]].
15th Dec '17 11:01:39 AM TheGreatConversation
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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Jayne loves tearing the arms off of her foes and even keeps one in her pack. This is arguably an EstablishingCharacterMoment.

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* Podcast/DiceFunk: ''Podcast/DiceFunk'': Jayne loves tearing the arms off of her foes and even keeps one in her pack. This is arguably an EstablishingCharacterMoment.EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* In ''Podcast/{{SAYER}}'', Jack is forced to remove [[ShoutOut a pound of his]] [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice flesh]] to conceal a stolen device in his pocket from floor scales--and allowed to [[SadisticChoice choose]] between flaying a section of his torso or amputating his left hand. He chooses the amputation.


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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's works:
** Parodied in ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' when Bassanio's new wife demands the wedding ring he has been forced to give away:
--->'''Bassanio:''' Why, I were best to cut my left hand off\\
And swear I lost the ring defending it.
** In ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'':
*** Lavinia has both her hands cut off--after being brutally raped and having her tongue cut out.
*** Titus is forced to cut his own hand off and send it as ransom for his kidnapped sons. They're beheaded anyway. It's a cheery play.
** Mentioned is ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' as part of the reason Antonio the pirate is wanted in Illyria: he instigated a sea-fight in which the duke's nephew lost a leg.[[note]]A nephew whose name, coincidentally, was Titus.[[/note]]
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14th Dec '17 9:44:00 PM Donquill
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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.]]
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