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14th Jun '16 2:40:34 PM NineTailedCat
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* Taken to the logical extreme with [[TheGrimReaper Death]]'s scythe in the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' series - so thin and fine that it sharpens on ''daylight'' and can cut a person's words to pieces. His sword too, introduced in ''Discworld/Hogfather'' is only visible at the edge, due to it cutting tiny pieces of the air in half. Said sword cut through, without any effort on the part of the wielder, in fact by accident, a large portion of the dining table at UU, as well as numerous forks, knives etc. So little effort was needed, in fact, that the wielder was rather surprised to find a large chunk of table falling away.

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* Taken to the logical extreme with [[TheGrimReaper Death]]'s scythe in the ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' series - so thin and fine that it sharpens on ''daylight'' and can cut a person's words to pieces. His sword too, introduced in ''Discworld/Hogfather'' ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' is only visible at the edge, due to it cutting tiny pieces of the air in half. Said sword cut through, without any effort on the part of the wielder, in fact by accident, a large portion of the dining table at UU, as well as numerous forks, knives etc. So little effort was needed, in fact, that the wielder was rather surprised to find a large chunk of table falling away.
3rd Jun '16 6:39:28 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Dororo seems to be a master of this.
3rd Mar '16 4:51:07 PM Will
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* Discussed in ''ComicBook/XForce'':
-->'''Marrow:''' "You... you sliced his head in half, right?\\
'''Psylocke:''' "No."\\
'''Marrow:''' "Yeah yeah, I know this trick. It's like your sword's so sharp it'll take a moment for the wound to, y'know, pop open. Like in the movies."\\
'''Psylocke:''' "No."\\
'''Marrow:''' "And then there'll be this enormous fountain of blood and brai..."\\
'''Psylocke:''' "Shut up. Psychic blade. I downsized his ego."
17th Feb '16 1:43:15 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
16th Feb '16 4:29:42 PM ianaiaponenko
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
1st Jan '16 4:21:19 PM phoenix
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** Notably, at one point this actually works ''against'' the person who made the cut. At the end of the ''Jetstream'' DLC, [[spoiler: [[{{TheRival}} Sam]] manages to cut off [[{{BiggerBad}} Armstrong's]] hand, leaving a stump. However, Armstrong's [[{{MadeOfIron}} body-hardening]] [[{{Nanomachines}} nanomachines]] turn the stump into a razor-sharp shiv, which Armstrong then uses to skewer Sam, crippling his arm. This, along with Armstrong's subsequent BreakingSpeech, sends Sam over the DespairEventHorizon and makes him [[{{FaceHeelTurn}} join up with Desperado.]]]]

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** Notably, at one point this actually works ''against'' the person who made the cut. At the end of the ''Jetstream'' DLC, [[spoiler: [[{{TheRival}} Sam]] manages to cut off [[{{BiggerBad}} [[GreaterScopeVillain Armstrong's]] hand, leaving a stump. However, Armstrong's [[{{MadeOfIron}} body-hardening]] [[{{Nanomachines}} nanomachines]] turn the stump into a razor-sharp shiv, which Armstrong then uses to skewer Sam, crippling his arm. This, along with Armstrong's subsequent BreakingSpeech, sends Sam over the DespairEventHorizon and makes him [[{{FaceHeelTurn}} join up with Desperado.]]]]
17th Oct '15 9:13:48 AM GundamY
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* Manga/ChoujinSensen: Sasamura's sword style is dedicated to the [Void] technique in order to cut his opponent down.

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* Manga/ChoujinSensen: ''Manga/ChoujinSensen'': Sasamura's sword style is dedicated to the [Void] technique in order to cut his opponent down.
17th Oct '15 8:58:34 AM GundamY
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* Manga/ChoujinSensen: Sasamura's sword style is dedicated to the [Void] technique in order to cut his opponent down.
12th Sep '15 7:59:25 AM SgtFrog1
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* Obsidian scalpels. Sharper than normal surgical steel scalpels, but don't last as long.

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* Obsidian scalpels. Sharper than normal surgical steel scalpels, due to being a real-life example of (almost) being SharpenedToASingleAtom, but don't last as long.long, since obsidian is basically an exotic form of glass, and as such, breaks pretty easily.
30th Jul '15 2:45:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* Colleen Wing's victims in MarvelComics sometimes don't feel where she cuts them right away.

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* Colleen Wing's victims in MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics sometimes don't feel where she cuts them right away.



* In the ''HisDarkMaterials'' series, the Subtle Knife has two [[strike:blades]] edges: one for cutting through ''anything'' tangible, and the other for ''cutting through the fabric separating alternate universes''.

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* In the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' series, the Subtle Knife has two [[strike:blades]] edges: one for cutting through ''anything'' tangible, and the other for ''cutting through the fabric separating alternate universes''.



* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' featured numerous instances of unusually clean cuts, however one of the most graphic of these examples was in the (incredibly controversial) episode "The Way", in which [[spoiler: Xena's arms were cut clean off by Indrajit, the King of Demons]]. It's alright though, not two minutes later into the episode she has [[spoiler: six arms]]. By the end of the episode, all is well again and [[spoiler: she has her own two arms back]].

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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' featured numerous instances of unusually clean cuts, however one of the most graphic of these examples was in the (incredibly controversial) episode "The Way", in which [[spoiler: Xena's arms were cut clean off by Indrajit, the King of Demons]]. It's alright though, not two minutes later into the episode she has [[spoiler: six arms]]. By the end of the episode, all is well again and [[spoiler: she has her own two arms back]].



* ''{{Series/Angel}}'' features quite a few of these, mostly with beheadings.
* An episode of ''{{CSINY}}'' featured a corpse killed by a cut so clean that the wound wasn't obvious until the body was moved, at which point the head fell off. It turned out to have been made by a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
* An episode of ''MidsomerMurders'' had a person decapitated by a wire strung across the area where he rode his motorcycle.

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* ''{{Series/Angel}}'' ''Series/{{Angel}}'' features quite a few of these, mostly with beheadings.
* An episode of ''{{CSINY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' featured a corpse killed by a cut so clean that the wound wasn't obvious until the body was moved, at which point the head fell off. It turned out to have been made by a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].
* An episode of ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' had a person decapitated by a wire strung across the area where he rode his motorcycle.



* In the 1998 ''{{Series/Merlin|1998}}'' miniseries, the titular wizard demonstrates this with Excalibur, cutting cleanly through a regular sword used by an enemy just by ''parrying'' it.

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* In the 1998 ''{{Series/Merlin|1998}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'' miniseries, the titular wizard demonstrates this with Excalibur, cutting cleanly through a regular sword used by an enemy just by ''parrying'' it.



* ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}'' had monomolecular whips which were often as dangerous to the user as they were to the enemy, but its Crowning Moment of Awesome has to be the monomolecular Axe, an axe with a monofilament edge capable of cutting through virtually anything. It tended to lose its edge quickly, though.

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* ''{{TabletopGame/Shadowrun}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' had monomolecular whips which were often as dangerous to the user as they were to the enemy, but its Crowning Moment of Awesome has to be the monomolecular Axe, an axe with a monofilament edge capable of cutting through virtually anything. It tended to lose its edge quickly, though.
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