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27th Jun '17 10:28:02 PM Getta
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A RocketPunch is a form of this. HelpingHands is also a form of this if it's voluntary.

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A RocketPunch is a form of this. HelpingHands is also a form of this if it's voluntary.
voluntary. Characters with FloatingLimbs have justification for this, although they may not always be able to perform this.
30th May '17 6:54:15 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Parodied in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' parody ''Den Ace''. One of the finishing moves of the titular character involves detaching his head and throwing it at his enemy, after which it returns to him in a boomerang like fashion.
27th May '17 9:17:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sally from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' can detach her sew-together arms or legs, although she's a noncombatant who uses this power for escape or distraction.



* Sally from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' can detach her sew-together arms or legs, although she's a noncombatant who uses this power for escape or distraction.
27th May '17 1:25:25 AM MGoblin256
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' features unique consoles for saucer separation on the ''Galaxy''- and ''Odyssey''-class cruisers, multi-vector assault mode in the ''Prometheus''-class escort, and dual vector separation on the Haakona Advanced Warbird (a Romulan ship built using stolen plans for the ''Prometheus''). The ''Odyssey''-class and ''Bortasqu[='=]''-class can also equip consoles that allow them to separate an independent section that is also available as a ship on its own, respectively the ''Aquarius''-class destroyer and ''[=HoH'SuS=]''-class bird of prey.

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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' features unique consoles for saucer separation on the ''Galaxy''- and ''Odyssey''-class cruisers, multi-vector assault mode in the ''Prometheus''-class escort, and dual vector separation on the Haakona Advanced Warbird (a Romulan ship built using stolen plans for the ''Prometheus''). The ''Odyssey''-class and ''Bortasqu[='=]''-class can also equip consoles that allow them to separate an independent section that is also available as a ship on its own, respectively the ''Aquarius''-class destroyer and ''[=HoH'SuS=]''-class bird of prey. Apart from the main faction ships, the cross-faction Elachi ''Sheshar''-class Dreadnought Cruiser is also capable of deploying the Assault Vessel that serves as its lower hull.
10th Apr '17 7:10:00 PM Getta
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Contrast with CombiningMecha. See also DisposableVehicleSection, LosingYourHead and DroneDeployer. For different kind of detaching, compare OneToMillionToOne; BlobMonster and ElementalShapeshifter may be able to do something similar. Does not mean that the combatant appears not to care about the fight -- that's CavalierCompetitor.

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Contrast with CombiningMecha. CombiningMecha and the horrific mutilation tropes: AnArmAndALeg, OffWithHisHead and HalfTheManHeUsedToBe. User of this trope may fool their enemy into thinking that the three aforementioned tropes happen, only to surprise them by making the detached body parts move.

See also DisposableVehicleSection, LosingYourHead and DroneDeployer. For different kind of detaching, compare OneToMillionToOne; BlobMonster and ElementalShapeshifter may be able to do something similar. Does not mean that the combatant appears not to care about the fight -- that's CavalierCompetitor.
10th Apr '17 7:04:34 PM Getta
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For flesh beings who do this, the fact that the limbs can work despite being, you know, [[AnArmAndALeg detached]] is either not addressed or made into RequiredSecondaryPowers; another secondary power is to levitate all those limbs, and superhuman coordination or OrganAutonomy (for robot characters/mechas, the technology used in building them likely justifies all of the issues above). Don't expect to see exposed organs or blood gushing out of the detached parts; they're either neatly covered or MadeOfBologna.
10th Apr '17 6:57:49 PM Getta
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Detachment combat happens when a character, robot, monster, or spaceship has the ability to break into sections, with each piece capable of fighting separately.

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Detachment combat happens when a character, robot, monster, or spaceship has the ability to break into sections, with each piece capable of fighting separately.
separately. May be justified with EasilyDetachableRobotParts.
10th Apr '17 6:55:19 PM Getta
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Contrast with CombiningMecha. See also DisposableVehicleSection, LosingYourHead and DroneDeployer. Does not mean that the combatant appears not to care about the fight -- that's CavalierCompetitor.

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Contrast with CombiningMecha. See also DisposableVehicleSection, LosingYourHead and DroneDeployer. For different kind of detaching, compare OneToMillionToOne; BlobMonster and ElementalShapeshifter may be able to do something similar. Does not mean that the combatant appears not to care about the fight -- that's CavalierCompetitor.
19th Mar '17 1:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* Sally from ''Film/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' can detach her sew-together arms or legs, although she's a noncombatant who uses this power for escape or distraction.

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* Sally from ''Film/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' can detach her sew-together arms or legs, although she's a noncombatant who uses this power for escape or distraction.
4th Mar '17 1:27:19 PM nombretomado
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* HollywoodCyborg Garrison Kane of MarvelComics could send his limbs out to attack people. A disembodied hand slapping him in the face managed to severely gross out {{Deadpool}}.

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* HollywoodCyborg Garrison Kane of MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics could send his limbs out to attack people. A disembodied hand slapping him in the face managed to severely gross out {{Deadpool}}.SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
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