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8th Jan '18 5:19:05 PM jayharrison
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* The first episode of the 2017 ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters]]'' [[UnCancelled revival]] tested this very trope, even mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue fast enough so that the head could briefly remain in place before falling off. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a chicken and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and when a rocket-propelled guillotine sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]

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* The first episode of the 2017 ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters]]'' [[UnCancelled revival]] tested this very trope, even mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue fast enough so that the head could briefly remain in place before falling off. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a chicken watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and when targets for a rocket-propelled guillotine guillotine. Once the blade sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]
3rd Jan '18 12:54:17 PM DarkwingCuck
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* The first episode of the 2017 ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters]]'' [[UnCancelled revival]] tested this very trope, even mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue fast enough so that the head could briefly remain in place before falling off. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and when a rocket-propelled guillotine sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]

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* The first episode of the 2017 ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters]]'' [[UnCancelled revival]] tested this very trope, even mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue fast enough so that the head could briefly remain in place before falling off. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a watermelon chicken and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and when a rocket-propelled guillotine sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]
16th Dec '17 5:13:53 AM jayharrison
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The Delayed Causality is almost always used in a SingleStrokeBattle--often resulting in the loser [[OffWithHisHead being fully or (as seen above) partially decapitated]] or [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting sliced in half]].

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The Delayed Causality is almost always used in a SingleStrokeBattle--often resulting in the loser [[OffWithHisHead being fully or (as seen above) this page's image) partially decapitated]] or [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting sliced in half]].



* The first episode of ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November, 2017, tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head briefly remain in place before falling off the shoulders. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and when a rocket-propelled guillotine sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]

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* The first episode of the 2017 ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its MythBusters]]'' [[UnCancelled revival]] in November, 2017, tested this very trope, even mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have fast enough so that the head could briefly remain in place before falling off the shoulders.off. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and when a rocket-propelled guillotine sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]



** In ''Daredevil Droopy'', Droopy and Spike compete for a job as a circus performer. One scene has Spike being sawn in half by Droopy. After Spike emerges from the box intact, his upper half struts to the left as his lower half heads rightward as this scene ends.
** ''WesternAnimation/ShowBizBugs'' has WesternAnimation/Bugsbunny doing this trick on an overly eager WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. Though Daffy explains the how this trick usually works in an effort to ruin the act, the trick goes off without a hitch. Outraged, Daffy demands the audience stops applauding, but then realizes he's actually been cut in half as he's jumping up and down.

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** In ''Daredevil Droopy'', Droopy and Spike compete for a job as a circus performer. One scene has Spike being sawn in half by Droopy. After Spike emerges from the box visibly intact, his upper half struts to the left as his lower half heads rightward as this scene ends.
** ''WesternAnimation/ShowBizBugs'' has WesternAnimation/Bugsbunny doing WesternAnimation/BugsBunny performing this trick on an overly eager WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. Though Daffy explains the how this trick usually works in an effort to ruin the act, the trick goes off without a hitch. Outraged, Daffy demands the audience stops applauding, but then soon realizes he's actually been cut in half as he's jumping up and down.down in anger.
15th Dec '17 1:41:58 AM jayharrison
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A DramaticPause used for action scenes. The hero (or villain) punches his foe. Dramatic Pause... and a giant explosion obliterates him. Or, the hero swings his sword. Dramatic Pause... [[DiagonalCut object/opponent falls to two pieces]]. This is not like using a TimeBomb, where a delay is deliberate. This is [[ArtisticLicensePhysics ignoring the laws of physics]] for the sake of [[RuleOfDrama dramatic]] [[RuleOfCool effect]]. For all intents and purposes, the attack was over when the punch landed... the resulting effect simply decided to wait a few seconds before showing up.

The Delayed Causality is almost always used in a SingleStrokeBattle.

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A DramaticPause used for action scenes. The hero (or villain) punches his foe. Dramatic Pause... and a giant explosion obliterates him. Or, the hero swings his sword. Dramatic Pause... [[DiagonalCut object/opponent falls to the ground in at least two pieces]]. This is not like using a TimeBomb, where a delay is deliberate. This is [[ArtisticLicensePhysics ignoring the laws of physics]] for the sake of [[RuleOfDrama dramatic]] [[RuleOfCool effect]]. For all intents and purposes, the attack fight was over when the punch landed... the resulting effect effect(s) simply decided to wait a few seconds before showing up.

The Delayed Causality is almost always used in a SingleStrokeBattle.
SingleStrokeBattle--often resulting in the loser [[OffWithHisHead being fully or (as seen above) partially decapitated]] or [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting sliced in half]].



* The first episode of ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November, 2017, tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head remain in place for a short time before falling off the shoulders. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and once they were sliced through using a rocket-propelled guillotine, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]

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* The first episode of ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November, 2017, tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head briefly remain in place for a short time before falling off the shoulders. [[spoiler: Busted. Both a watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and once they were sliced through using when a rocket-propelled guillotine, guillotine sliced through both of them, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]
15th Dec '17 1:23:07 AM jayharrison
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* Often occurs in vintage cartoons at the end of a SawAWomanInHalf trick, if only because RuleOfFunny applies in these situations.
** In ''Daredevil Droopy'', Droopy and Spike compete for a job as a circus performer. One scene has Spike being sawn in half by Droopy. After Spike emerges from the box intact, his upper half struts to the left as his lower half heads rightward as this scene ends.
** ''WesternAnimation/ShowBizBugs'' has WesternAnimation/Bugsbunny doing this trick on an overly eager WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck. Though Daffy explains the how this trick usually works in an effort to ruin the act, the trick goes off without a hitch. Outraged, Daffy demands the audience stops applauding, but then realizes he's actually been cut in half as he's jumping up and down.
15th Dec '17 1:06:12 AM jayharrison
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* The first episode of ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November 2017 tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head remain in place for a time before falling off the shoulders; [[spoiler: it was busted]].

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* The first episode of ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November 2017 November, 2017, tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head remain in place for a short time before falling off the shoulders; shoulders. [[spoiler: it was busted]].Busted. Both a watermelon and a prop zombie head were used as targets, and once they were sliced through using a rocket-propelled guillotine, the upper halves of each fell to the floor almost immediately.]]
17th Nov '17 3:32:43 AM civetcatcoffee
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* The first episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November 2017 tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head remain in place for a time before falling off the shoulders; [[spoiler: it was busted]].

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* The first episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' ''[[Series/MythBusters2017 MythBusters 2017]]'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November 2017 tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head remain in place for a time before falling off the shoulders; [[spoiler: it was busted]].
15th Nov '17 7:02:18 PM Orca1_9904
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* The first episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' following its [[UnCancelled revival]] in November 2017 tested this very trope, mentioning it by name. The hosts tested whether it was possible to decapitate a human analogue and have the head remain in place for a time before falling off the shoulders; [[spoiler: it was busted]].
28th Jan '17 6:48:16 PM Gramma
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A DramaticPause used for action scenes. The hero (or villain) punches his foe. Dramatic Pause... and a giant explosion obliterates him. Or, the hero swings his sword. Dramatic Pause... [[DiagonalCut object/opponent falls to two pieces]]. This is not like using a TimeBomb, where a delay is deliberate. This is [[YouFailPhysicsForever ignoring the laws of physics]] for the sake of [[RuleOfDrama dramatic]] [[RuleOfCool effect]]. For all intents and purposes, the attack was over when the punch landed... the resulting effect simply decided to wait a few seconds before showing up.

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A DramaticPause used for action scenes. The hero (or villain) punches his foe. Dramatic Pause... and a giant explosion obliterates him. Or, the hero swings his sword. Dramatic Pause... [[DiagonalCut object/opponent falls to two pieces]]. This is not like using a TimeBomb, where a delay is deliberate. This is [[YouFailPhysicsForever [[ArtisticLicensePhysics ignoring the laws of physics]] for the sake of [[RuleOfDrama dramatic]] [[RuleOfCool effect]]. For all intents and purposes, the attack was over when the punch landed... the resulting effect simply decided to wait a few seconds before showing up.



* Parodied in ''Manga/DragonBall'': Mr. Satan pays no. 18 to take a dive in their tournament match. Mr. Satan punches 18, who is completely unaffected. She asks Mr. Satan whether that was his most powerful attack, and he says yes. She jumps backward off the arena, and the audience misinterprets it as a Delayed Causality punch.

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* Parodied in ''Manga/DragonBall'': Mr. Satan pays no. 18 #18 to take a dive in their tournament match. Mr. Satan punches 18, who is completely unaffected. She asks Mr. Satan whether that was his most powerful attack, and he says yes. She jumps backward off the arena, and the audience misinterprets it as a Delayed Causality punch.
8th Sep '16 12:45:17 PM erforce
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Underworld}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/victor_headless_4635.png]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Underworld}} [[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Underworld 2003}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/victor_headless_4635.png]]]]



* Pictured above is the climax of the first ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' movie, wherein Seline does this to [[spoiler:Viktor]]. It's particularly ridiculous because not only does he fail to realize the two halves of his head aren't connected anymore, he actually manages to whip around and draw his weapons before reality kicks in.
** Parodied by ''How It Should Have Ended'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx0l956RZMc "Wow. I thought his head was never going to fall off."]]

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* Pictured above is the climax of the first ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' ''Film/{{Underworld|2003}}'' movie, wherein Seline does this to [[spoiler:Viktor]]. It's particularly ridiculous because not only does he fail to realize the two halves of his head aren't connected anymore, he actually manages to whip around and draw his weapons before reality kicks in.
** Parodied by ''How It Should Have Ended'': ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx0l956RZMc "Wow. I thought his head was never going to fall off."]]



* How Darth Maul dies in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.

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* How Darth Maul dies in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.''Film/ThePhantomMenace''; he stands whole for few seconds before falling, which shows that he was cut in two.
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