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21st Mar '17 1:25:47 PM Amahn
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' Wargreymon takes out Mugenmon (Machinedramon) with a YouAreAlreadyDead attack that Mugenmon assumed had missed. Wargreymon charged straight through Mugenmon without leaving a visible scratch and reverted to Koromon on the other side. Queue Mugenmon taunting the uselessness of the attack, followed by promptly falling into several pieces. As the dub put it:

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' Wargreymon takes out Mugenmon (Machinedramon) with a YouAreAlreadyDead attack that Mugenmon assumed had missed. Wargreymon charged straight through Mugenmon without leaving a visible scratch and reverted to Koromon on the other side. Queue Mugenmon taunting the uselessness of the attack, followed by promptly falling into several pieces. As the dub put it:
21st Mar '17 1:25:28 PM Amahn
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' Wargreymon takes out Mugenmon (Machinedramon) with a YouAreAlreadyDead attack that Mugenmon assumed had missed. Wargreymon charged straight through Mugenmon without leaving a visible scratch and reverted to Koromon on the other side. Queue Mugenmon taunting the uselessness of the attack, followed by promptly falling into several pieces. As the dub put it:
--> You missed what I did as Wargreymon. I sliced ya like an onion!
10th Mar '17 6:35:30 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/AsianSaga'': In the adaptation of Shogun, Englishman John Blackthorne is shocked to see a samurai slice the head off an oldster who did not bow when he was supposed to. The audience gets a great look at Blackthorne's face (and that of the Jesuit priest accompanying him) and just a glimpse of a headless neck—and vertebra—before the body falls out of camera shot.
* ''Literature/WolfHall'': In conjunction with OffWithHisHead. It's {{averted}} with Anne's accused lovers. It takes three swings to remove George Boleyn's head, but the rest come off in one. Anne herself is executed by an expert from France who uses a specially-designed sword and a technique to misdirect the condemned so that they'll be best positioned for the strike. He does tell Cromwell that even he can't guarantee it if they aren't steady in position.



* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' has a few weapons that can pull off a CleanCut:

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* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has a few weapons that can pull off a CleanCut:
16th Jan '17 11:47:13 AM luord
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Gazelle is introduced by slicing Lancelot, a Kingsman, lengthwise. We get to see his shocked expression and a drop of blood from his nose before the two halves break apart.
2nd Jan '17 6:08:34 PM gb00393
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** The show appears to measure general awesomeness by whether you can do this or not; Stannis and Tyrion are both able to cut ridiculously cleanly in the Battle of Blackwater ([[ArmorIsUseless sometimes through armour,)]] and Brienne and the Hound also achieve do this easily but Theon requires a lot of frantic hacking to remove [[spoiler: Ser Rodrik's]] head, and Gregor Clegane, despite being the strongest man in the series and wielding a BFS, fails to completely decapitate his horse.

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** The show appears to measure general awesomeness by whether you can do this or not; Stannis and Tyrion are both able to cut ridiculously cleanly in the Battle of Blackwater ([[ArmorIsUseless sometimes through armour,)]] and Brienne and the Hound also achieve do this easily but Theon requires a lot of frantic hacking to remove [[spoiler: Ser Rodrik's]] head, and Gregor Clegane, despite being the strongest man in the series and wielding a BFS, fails to completely decapitate his horse.
2nd Jan '17 6:07:54 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' appears to measure general awesomeness by whether you can do this or not; Stannis and Tyrion are both able to cut ridiculously cleanly in the Battle of Blackwater ([[ArmorIsUseless sometimes through armour,)]] but Theon requires a lot of frantic hacking to remove [[spoiler: Ser Rodrik's]] head, and Gregor Clegane, despite being the strongest man in the series and wielding a BFS, fails to completely decapitate his horse.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The show
appears to measure general awesomeness by whether you can do this or not; Stannis and Tyrion are both able to cut ridiculously cleanly in the Battle of Blackwater ([[ArmorIsUseless sometimes through armour,)]] and Brienne and the Hound also achieve do this easily but Theon requires a lot of frantic hacking to remove [[spoiler: Ser Rodrik's]] head, and Gregor Clegane, despite being the strongest man in the series and wielding a BFS, fails to completely decapitate his horse.
7th Dec '16 4:48:47 PM DustSnitch
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** Lightsabers also cannot cut superconductors. Apparently, the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has room-temperature superconductors that can hold an edge. Combine that with {{Vibro Weapon}}s, and you get the vibro-shields (yes, shields used as swords, contrasted with the lightsaber's status as a sword used as a shield) of the Akk Guards, who fight [[BadAss Mace]] [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Windu]] in ''Shatterpoint''. Aside from the cauterizing, {{Vibro Weapon}}s in general can perform this trope just like lightsabers. Better, maybe, since cauterizing is not strictly part of the trope. However, hold a lightsaber against a superconductor for long enough and the whole thing will melt. Also, vibro weapons have less cutting power than lightsabers.

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** Lightsabers also cannot cut superconductors. Apparently, the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has room-temperature superconductors that can hold an edge. Combine that with {{Vibro Weapon}}s, and you get the vibro-shields (yes, shields used as swords, contrasted with the lightsaber's status as a sword used as a shield) of the Akk Guards, who fight [[BadAss Mace]] [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Mace Windu]] in ''Shatterpoint''. Aside from the cauterizing, {{Vibro Weapon}}s in general can perform this trope just like lightsabers. Better, maybe, since cauterizing is not strictly part of the trope. However, hold a lightsaber against a superconductor for long enough and the whole thing will melt. Also, vibro weapons have less cutting power than lightsabers.



* [[BadAss Raven's]] weapons of choice in ''Literature/SnowCrash'' are glass knives, invisible to millimetre-wave radar and not much thicker than a molecule along the cutting edge. Usually mounted on an Aleut whaling harpoon for armour-piercing death at a distance.

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* [[BadAss Raven's]] Raven's weapons of choice in ''Literature/SnowCrash'' are glass knives, invisible to millimetre-wave radar and not much thicker than a molecule along the cutting edge. Usually mounted on an Aleut whaling harpoon for armour-piercing death at a distance.
5th Dec '16 11:52:59 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:225:[[{{Badass}} Yes, he CAN kill servants]]. [[note]] Only under very specific circumstances. Also, this image came from a doujinshi. [[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:225:[[{{Badass}} Yes, [[caption-width-right:225:Yes, he CAN kill servants]].servants. [[note]] Only under very specific circumstances. Also, this image came from a doujinshi. [[/note]]]]
25th Nov '16 7:05:46 PM jeez
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-->-- A Classic piece of GallowsHumour


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-->-- A Classic piece of GallowsHumour

GallowsHumour... or should that be Block Humour?

25th Nov '16 1:02:38 AM PaulA
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* Also taken to extremes in the various ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' stories by DavidDrake. In many of the stories, the mercenaries are shown to have knives so sharp that they can cut leaves hanging on trees ''without disturbing them''. In addition, there is a "cutting bar" used that can slice through things such as chain link fencing without stopping. Though the cutting bar is said to have "vibrating, interlocking teeth" in it, making it a combination of a Machete ''and'' a chainsaw in action...

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* Also taken Taken to extremes in the various ''Literature/HammersSlammers'' stories by DavidDrake.Creator/DavidDrake. In many of the stories, the mercenaries are shown to have knives so sharp that they can cut leaves hanging on trees ''without disturbing them''. In addition, there is a "cutting bar" used that can slice through things such as chain link fencing without stopping. Though the cutting bar is said to have "vibrating, interlocking teeth" in it, making it a combination of a Machete ''and'' a chainsaw in action...
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