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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.
16th Apr '16 9:42:28 AM Berrenta
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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', this is the first Sacrifice of Blood necessary to leave the Queen of Maggots' realm and return to the world of the living. Fortunately, it's [[ItGotBetter only]] [[AllJustADream temporary]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', this is the first Sacrifice of Blood necessary to leave the Queen of Maggots' realm and return to the world of the living. Fortunately, it's [[ItGotBetter only]] [[AllJustADream only temporary]].
14th Apr '16 11:36:54 AM Hanz
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* In the final DLC of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' [[spoiler:Solas removes most of the Inquisitor's left arm in order to prevent the mark from consuming them completely.]]

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* In the final DLC of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' [[spoiler:Solas removes most of the Inquisitor's left arm in order to prevent the mark from consuming them completely.]]completely However, certain epilogues show that they get a crossbow ArmCannon to replace it]]
12th Apr '16 6:25:20 AM Willbyr
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* During the Choujin Olympics in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', Kinkotsuman tries to shoot the title character. He's distracted by Terryman, and his gun goes off, hitting Terryman in the leg. In an aversion of OnlyAFleshWound, Terryman later has to have the leg removed. ({{Bowdlerized}} in the anime, where Terryman still gets shot but doesn't lose his leg.)

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* During the Choujin Olympics in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', Kinkotsuman tries to shoot the title character. He's distracted by Terryman, and his gun goes off, hitting Terryman in the leg. In an aversion of OnlyAFleshWound, Terryman later has to have the leg removed. ({{Bowdlerized}} in the anime, where Terryman still gets shot but doesn't lose his leg.)
11th Apr '16 9:18:33 AM Jaro7788
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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.
27th Mar '16 8:15:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Toady's attempt to catch the razor boomerang in ''TheRoadWarrior'' [[{{Fingore}} ended badly for him as well.]]

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** Toady's attempt to catch the razor boomerang in ''TheRoadWarrior'' ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' [[{{Fingore}} ended badly for him as well.]]
20th Mar '16 6:26:09 PM Kyle_Reese
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* Happens to [[spoiler: Magawisca]] in ''Literature/HopeLeslie''.
17th Mar '16 8:25:28 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', Emily's brother-in-law, Tubal, finishes the war minus a leg. He's not as bitter about it as he might be after all, a lot of the people he fought beside got worse.
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