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24th Apr '17 7:52:55 PM SomberCaelifera
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*In ''Series/DoctorWho'' this is implied (and shown in the Expanded Universe) to be one of the few things that will immediately kill a Time Lord. [[WeaksauceWeakness Aspirin may or may not be another]].
17th Apr '17 10:35:14 PM DustSnitch
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* One guest on ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'' suggests ComicBook/Superman could be killed by decapitation, which confuses Jackson since, as he puts it, he didn't know Superman was a vampire. Zammit and Jackson then list off other vampiric qualities Superman has, like only being able to come in if you invite him to sucking the blood of the innocent to having to... count any panties dropped on the floor? They go farther and farther on the tangent until they read from ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', realize decapitation wouldn't kill Superman, and decide to move move on from Vlad Kent.
-->''"'Oh, creatures of the night, what beautiful music they make, I have to save Metropolis!' Superman!"''
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9th Mar '17 8:26:51 PM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', the vampire-like Sustained don't get sick nor age and they heal rapidly from most wounds. They however can be killed through decapitation as revealed in some lore from [[https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/story-time-with-jythri/1552310 a visit by Randy Varnell]] at [[AllThereInTheManual the Battleborn Discord Server]].
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.
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