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3rd Feb '18 6:45:16 AM KillerClowns
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This is rarely used by good guys, as it's definitely on the morally dubious side of things, even if you don't kill the victim. A more moral person may have to talk or threaten the guard into showing his [[IncrediblyLamePun Eye-D]], or simply wrestle the poor {{mook|s}} into place.

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This is rarely used by good guys, guys unless they're LateToTheTragedy and there's already a surplus of corpses, as it's definitely on the morally dubious side of things, even if you don't kill the victim. A more moral person may have to talk or threaten the guard into showing his [[IncrediblyLamePun Eye-D]], or simply wrestle the poor {{mook|s}} into place.
14th Jan '18 12:28:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the first ''[[TheLastChancers Schaeffer's Last Chancers]]'' book, the team has to bypass a palm scanner that can detect whether the hand still has a pulse running through it. They circumvent it by removing the hand an authorized officer, then surgically attaching it to one of the team member's wrists, via some tubes so he can hide it in his pocket.

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* In the first ''[[TheLastChancers ''[[Literature/TheLastChancers Schaeffer's Last Chancers]]'' book, the team has to bypass a palm scanner that can detect whether the hand still has a pulse running through it. They circumvent it by removing the hand an authorized officer, then surgically attaching it to one of the team member's wrists, via some tubes so he can hide it in his pocket.
31st Dec '17 9:45:41 AM Moopsball
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* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'' uses a fantastical version in Act 5. The sanctum of the Templar order is protected by the power of the god Innocence, and only those who "see with the eyes of true faith" can enter. Fortunately one of the High Templar's inner circle is nearby and fighting to put down the slave rebellion the player has joined. Your quest-giver tells you to pluck out Casticus's eyes after killing him and the good Justicar will "see" you through the wards.
19th Dec '17 7:38:55 AM paperjamrachel
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* It's fairly common practice in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' to use severed arms and hands of Galran MechaMooks this way.
5th Dec '17 10:25:16 AM kyojikasshu
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Who Mourns for Morn?" a criminal from the Orion Syndicate threatens to do this to Quark, needing his thumb to sign for delivery of a package. His brother points out that they can't very well expect to be taken seriously if they use a severed thumb to sign the invoice.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Who Mourns for Morn?" a member of a criminal from the Orion Syndicate group that had performed a heist years ago threatens to do this to Quark, needing his thumb to sign for delivery of a package. His brother package (containing the stolen money). Another member of the group points out that they can't very well expect to be taken seriously if they use a severed thumb to sign the invoice.
30th Nov '17 5:28:45 PM FF32
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* Attempted in [[TheMummy2017 The Mummy]] to escape Dr. Jekyll's office. [[spoiler: Turns out Mr. Hyde has different fingerprints...]]

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* Attempted in [[TheMummy2017 ''[[TheMummy2017 The Mummy]] Mummy]]'' to escape Dr. Jekyll's office. [[spoiler: Turns out Mr. Hyde has different fingerprints...]]


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* In ''Film/{{Zygote}}'', the creature [[TheAssimilator assimilates the bodies]] of those it has killed, allowing it to get past the facility's finger print scanners. [[spoiler:At the end, Barklay chops off one of the creature's appendages for the same reason, although she has trouble locating a finger with the proper security credentials.]]
25th Oct '17 5:18:52 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''ChoppingBlock'' [[http://choppingblock.org/d/20010417.html here]]

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* Used in ''ChoppingBlock'' ''Webcomic/ChoppingBlock'' [[http://choppingblock.org/d/20010417.html here]]
15th Oct '17 4:59:42 AM passivesmoking
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* Averted for the iPhone5s print scanner. It is designed to read only living tissue. If someone were to lop off someone's thumb, the device would not be able to read it, and the effort would be in vain. Unless the person managed to attach it to someone else and kept it alive. Better details [[http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/16/why-a-disembodied-finger-cant-be-used-to-unlock-the-touch-id-se/ here.]]

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* Averted for the iPhone5s iPhone 5s print scanner. It is designed to read only living tissue. If someone were to lop off someone's thumb, the device would not be able to read it, and the effort would be in vain. Unless the person managed to attach it to someone else and kept it alive. Better details [[http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/16/why-a-disembodied-finger-cant-be-used-to-unlock-the-touch-id-se/ here.]]


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* Some Android phone manufacturers (most notably Samsung) have attempted user authentication by facial recognition. Unfortunately such systems could be defeated with the use of masks, or even photographs! The upcoming (at the time of writing) iPhone X attempts to avert this problem by using a 3D facial scanner and attempts to distinguish living faces from masks by looking for facial twitches, etc. How effective it will be remains to be seen.
24th Sep '17 2:56:51 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/UltraViolet'' has a system to scan someone entering a secure facility to make sure they aren't vampires. It involves two thick needles ''stabbing the subject in the wrists''. Getting around it by temporarily altering one's blood seems fairly simple.

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* ''Film/UltraViolet'' ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' has a system to scan someone entering a secure facility to make sure they aren't vampires. It involves two thick needles ''stabbing the subject in the wrists''. Getting around it by temporarily altering one's blood seems fairly simple.


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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', Alice tries to ride an Umbrella Corp. motorcycle, but it detects she isn't an Umbrella employee and electrocutes her. The second time she finds one, she chops off Isaacs' hand and presses it to the handlebar, which works. She drops the hand and it is quickly eaten by a zombie, but she is still able to ride it.
5th Aug '17 8:09:52 AM JackG
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* The Irish-American gang The Westies were reputed to refrigerate the severed hands of people they had killed, so they could plant their fingerprints on murder scenes so the police would be hunting someone who was actually dead.
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