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2nd Dec '16 10:41:38 AM AnotherGamer
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** When [[spoiler: Sylar]] gains the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]] towards the end of the series, he makes use of it to move this weakpoint to another point of his body, thus making it impossible to hit: chances are that with this new power, it's not a stretch to assume that he could move the rest of his brain somewhere else in his body, allowing him to survive decapitation as well.
6th Oct '16 12:09:41 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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* ''Literature/SkullduggeryPleasant'':
** [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Skullduggery]] and Kenspeckle reference this when talking about vampires in book 2. "Decapitation is effective against most things." Sometimes brought up as a running joke when vampires are mentioned.
3rd Jul '16 10:39:49 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' vampires follow White Wolf rules. Eventually it turns out that the guillotine was invented because many French aristocrats were vampires.
10th Jun '16 4:39:21 PM Voila27
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* Most awakened beings in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' will die easier if connection between brain and body is removed, generally by decapitation. Semi-averted by one, whose connection ran through her hair and neck was used only as a distraction. ''Fully'' averted by Europa the Lazy and [[BigBad Priscilla]], the first is able to survive being decapitated in her human form and she uses this ability to play dead, it apparently fits her personality, her head can then transform in her true awakened form, Priscilla goes even further as ''she survives having her head cut in three pieces'', her insane HealingFactor just reconnected the pieces of her head together.

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* Most awakened beings in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' will die easier if connection between brain and body is removed, generally by decapitation. Semi-averted by one, "Bloody" Agatha, whose connection ran through her hair and neck was used only as a distraction. ''Fully'' averted by Europa the Lazy and [[BigBad Priscilla]], the first is able to survive being decapitated in her human form and she uses this ability to play dead, it apparently fits her personality, her head can then transform in her true awakened form, Priscilla goes even further as ''she survives having her head cut in three pieces'', her insane HealingFactor just reconnected the pieces of her head together.
10th Jun '16 4:32:22 PM Voila27
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* Most awakened beings in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' will die easier if connection between brain and body is removed, generally by decapitation. Semi-averted by one, whose connection ran through her hair and neck was used only as a distraction.

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* Most awakened beings in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' will die easier if connection between brain and body is removed, generally by decapitation. Semi-averted by one, whose connection ran through her hair and neck was used only as a distraction. ''Fully'' averted by Europa the Lazy and [[BigBad Priscilla]], the first is able to survive being decapitated in her human form and she uses this ability to play dead, it apparently fits her personality, her head can then transform in her true awakened form, Priscilla goes even further as ''she survives having her head cut in three pieces'', her insane HealingFactor just reconnected the pieces of her head together.
29th May '16 12:48:48 AM Doug86
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* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', a 90s plotline involved the "Xavier Files", which were basically Professor Xavier's Batman-esque contingency plans for the best way to kill any of the X-Men (including himself) if they turned evil. For {{Wolverine}}, the only sure way to overcome his HealingFactor was said to be decapitating him and quickly removing the head from the vicinity of the body.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', a 90s plotline involved the "Xavier Files", which were basically Professor Xavier's Batman-esque contingency plans for the best way to kill any of the X-Men (including himself) if they turned evil. For {{Wolverine}}, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, the only sure way to overcome his HealingFactor was said to be decapitating him and quickly removing the head from the vicinity of the body.
20th Jan '16 8:38:07 PM yamiblade
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* L-elf from [[Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator]] [[DiscussedTrope theorized]] that this is one of the few ways to kill a Magius.

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* L-elf from [[Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator]] ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'' [[DiscussedTrope theorized]] that this is one of the few ways to kill a Magius.
20th Jan '16 8:37:45 PM yamiblade
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* L-elf from [[Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator]] [[DiscussedTrope theorized]] that this is one of the few ways to kill a Magius.
13th Dec '15 6:51:36 PM WillKeaton
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* The short story [[Literature/DragonReserveHomeEight "Dragon Reserve, Home Eight"]] by Creator/DianaWynneJones features "hegs," people with superhuman abilities including being able to "mind read, kindle fire or more objects at a distance, heal or kill by use of mind alone, survive shooting, drowning, or suffocation..." By law, once discovered they are executed by beheading, which is the only thing they cannot survive.

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* The short story [[Literature/DragonReserveHomeEight "Dragon ''[[Literature/DragonReserveHomeEight Dragon Reserve, Home Eight"]] Eight]]'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones features "hegs," people with superhuman abilities including being able to "mind read, kindle fire or more objects at a distance, heal or kill by use of mind alone, survive shooting, drowning, or suffocation..." By law, once discovered they are executed by beheading, which is the only thing they cannot survive.
13th Dec '15 6:50:18 PM WillKeaton
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The intersection of AchillesHeel with OffWithHisHead.

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The intersection of AchillesHeel with OffWithHisHead.
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