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3rd Jul '16 5:13:02 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} had an example in the heavy crowd-control [[MechaMooks Vahki]] model, the Kraahu. Intact, it could spray stun gas; when that was impractical, it could detach its [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six limbs]] and send them off to fight. This was a viable tactic for two reasons: a) all Vahki, including the Kraahu's individual parts, could fly, and b) said parts could give off a [[ShockAndAwe powerful electric charge]] on contact.

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* Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Toys/{{BIONICLE}} had an example in the heavy crowd-control [[MechaMooks Vahki]] model, the Kraahu. Intact, it could spray stun gas; when that was impractical, it could detach its [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six limbs]] and send them off to fight. This was a viable tactic for two reasons: a) all Vahki, including the Kraahu's individual parts, could fly, and b) said parts could give off a [[ShockAndAwe powerful electric charge]] on contact.
13th Jun '16 11:50:57 AM rafi
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* Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' takes this UpToEleven: being made of bubblegum-like goo, he can control any piece of it that's been separated from his body. Apart from using his legs to knock out Tien, he takes advantage of so he can catch his enemies by surprise and absorb them (which he does by engulfing them in a piece of his goo and reabsorbing it into his body).
* Nana from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' got her arms and legs torn off by Lucy, but her Papa gave her fake ones she can control with her vectors and she will sometimes shoot them at people for a long range attack.
* Big Volfogg of ''Anime/{{Gaogaigar}}'' fame could split back into his smaller form along with his support units Gundober and Gunglue for a rush attack, then re-combine.
* ''Gatchaman'', called ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' in the West. The five heroes can either go into battle in their individual craft, or combine into their super vehicle.
* In ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'', The Alpha - Beta heavy fighter splits into the light Legioss (Alpha) fighter and the Tread (Beta) fighter - bomber.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'' has used "Open Get" (decombining) to escape from enemy attacks as well as to split up and deliver a barrage of guns or wipe out a horde of minor enemies. Also, they have been known to Open Get, then combine into Getter-3 in midair and ''fall'' on the enemy as an attack.
* Creator/GoNagai woks:
** Several of the giant robots fought by ''Anime/MazingerZ'' had this ability: Deimos F3, Velgas V5 (its parts had individual rocket propulsion and could attack separately), and a third one.
** Mazinger Z itself and one of its successors, ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', also did it sometimes (detaching [[MidSeasonUpgrade the]] [[RazorWings Scrander Jet/Scrander Kaiser]] off themselves. Moreover, Mazinkaiser used its wings like a cutting, oversized boomerang).
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' also did, not only by [[RocketPunch shooting their punches]] but also by detaching their {{MidSeason Upgrade}}s and attacking with them.
** ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'' is an expert in this. Given that it uses magnetism to combine its body parts, replace them or shoot them, Jeeg can use any of them to attack (including its head). Also, it employs of variants or RocketPunch!
* Gundam series:
** The Turn-X Franchise/{{Gundam}} from ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' has this as its most notable ability - its limbs can break off, and divide into smaller pieces, to fly around and attack the opponent from many directions at once with beam attacks and a strange power that dries-out the energy of opponent mechas. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a__a0BkR0fg Recreated on great detail]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''
** The Great Zeong from the ''G Generation'' video games, apparently the original plan for the Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' but nowhere near feasible for its time, does the same (and in fact, its various "segments" are based on Zeon mobile armors: the legs on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Bigro]], the waist on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the Big Zam]], and the chest on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam the Apsaras]]). The regular Zeong can send its arms out on cables, and its head is an escape craft, but it's not quite the same.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** In part 1, Zeppeli explains that this is sort of how his Zoom Punch works: he temporarily dislocates his arm to extend the range of his punch, while using [[SupernaturalMartialArts the power of the Ripple]] to block the resulting pain and heal himself.
** In Part 5, Buccelatti can do this with his zippers, detaching an arm and reeling it out on a length of zipper. Also Ciocolatta can do this with some improvisation from his stand Green Day and this leads to one of the nastiest, most gruesome usages of this trope.
** In Part 6, Jolyne Kujo pulls this off while fighting Enrico Pucci due to her ability to unravel herself.
* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', the Zentraedi command ship can detach the forward weapons section to use as a separate flagship leading the assault, while the rear section acts as a rear command post.



* Gundam series:
** The Turn-X Franchise/{{Gundam}} from ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' has this as its most notable ability - its limbs can break off, and divide into smaller pieces, to fly around and attack the opponent from many directions at once with beam attacks and a strange power that dries-out the energy of opponent mechas. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a__a0BkR0fg Recreated on great detail]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''
** The Great Zeong from the ''G Generation'' video games, apparently the original plan for the Zeong from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' but nowhere near feasible for its time, does the same (and in fact, its various "segments" are based on Zeon mobile armors: the legs on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Bigro]], the waist on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the Big Zam]], and the chest on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam the Apsaras]]). The regular Zeong can send its arms out on cables, and its head is an escape craft, but it's not quite the same.
* Several of the giant robots fought by ''Anime/MazingerZ'' had this ability: Deimos F3, Velgas V5 (its parts had individual rocket propulsion and could attack separately), and a third one. Mazinger Z itself and one of its successors, ''{{Anime/Mazinkaiser}}'', also did it sometimes (detaching [[MidSeasonUpgrade the]] [[RazorWings Scrander Jet/Scrander Kaiser]] off themselves. Moreover, Mazinkaiser used its wings like a cutting, oversized boomerang).
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' and ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'' also did, not only by [[RocketPunch shooting their punches]] but also by detaching their {{MidSeason Upgrade}}s and attacking with them.
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'' -another GoNagai robot- is an expert in this. Given that it uses magnetism to combine its body parts, replace them or shoot them, Jeeg can use any of them to attack (including its head). Also, it employs of variants or RocketPunch!
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** In Part 6, Jolyne Kujo pulls this off while fighting Enrico Pucci due to her ability to unravel herself.
** In Part 5, Ciocolatta can do this with some improvisation from his stand Green Day. This leads to one of the nastiest, most gruesome usages of this trope.
** In Part 5, Buccelatti can do this with his zippers, detaching an arm and reeling it out on a length of zipper.
** In part 1, Zeppeli explains that this is sort of how his Zoom Punch works: he temporarily dislocates his arm to extend the range of his punch, while using [[SupernaturalMartialArts the power of the Ripple]] to block the resulting pain and heal himself.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'' has used "Open Get" (decombining) to escape from enemy attacks as well as to split up and deliver a barrage of guns or wipe out a horde of minor enemies. Also, they have been known to Open Get, then combine into Getter-3 in midair and ''fall'' on the enemy as an attack.
* Big Volfogg of ''Anime/{{Gaogaigar}}'' fame could split back into his smaller form along with his support units Gundober and Gunglue for a rush attack, then re-combine.
* ''Gatchaman'', called ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' in the West. The five heroes can either go into battle in their individual craft, or combine into their super vehicle.
* Nana from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' got her arms and legs torn off by Lucy, but her Papa gave her fake ones she can control with her vectors and she will sometimes shoot them at people for a long range attack.



* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', the Zentraedi command ship can detach the forward weapons section to use as a separate flagship leading the assault, while the rear section acts as a rear command post.
* In ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'', The Alpha - Beta heavy fighter splits into the light Legioss (Alpha) fighter and the Tread (Beta) fighter - bomber.
* Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' takes this UpToEleven: being made of bubblegum-like goo, he can control any piece of it that's been separated from his body. Apart from using his legs to knock out Tien, he takes advantage of so he can catch his enemies by surprise and absorb them (which he does by engulfing them in a piece of his goo and reabsorbing it into his body).
* In his fight with Sunny, Tommyrod from ''{{Toriko}}'' loses his hand. Then turns out, he deliberatly let this happen, so his hand (which can live on it's own for few hours, due to insect-like nervous system of Tommyrod) can attack enemy from behind. Surprisingly, Sunny [[spoiler:been doing exact same thing with strains of his hair, that Tommyrod ripped off earlier]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', the Zentraedi command ship can detach the forward weapons section to use as a separate flagship leading the assault, while the rear section acts as a rear command post.
* In ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'', The Alpha - Beta heavy fighter splits into the light Legioss (Alpha) fighter and the Tread (Beta) fighter - bomber.
* Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' takes this UpToEleven: being made of bubblegum-like goo, he can control any piece of it that's been separated from his body. Apart from using his legs to knock out Tien, he takes advantage of so he can catch his enemies by surprise and absorb them (which he does by engulfing them in a piece of his goo and reabsorbing it into his body).
* In his fight with Sunny, Tommyrod from ''{{Toriko}}'' ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' loses his hand. Then turns out, he deliberatly let this happen, so his hand (which can live on it's own for few hours, due to insect-like nervous system of Tommyrod) can attack enemy from behind. Surprisingly, Sunny [[spoiler:been doing exact same thing with strains of his hair, that Tommyrod ripped off earlier]]
25th Apr '16 5:44:04 PM StarSword
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* In ''Fanfic/AGoodCompromise'', the USS ''Black Prince'' is a ''Hephaestus''-class advanced escort, a variant of the ''Prometheus''-class, so naturally it has multi-vector assault mode. The fic deals with some of the practicalities of having three independently operated sections: each section requires an independent warp core, and coordinating the three sections is more than a mortal captain can handle, so ''Prince'''s shipboard {{AI}} Edward, is in charge of flying Beta and Gamma. Tyria Sark uses MVAM in part 3 [[spoiler:to even the odds against a squadron of Jem'Hadar attack ships]].
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20th Mar '16 12:01:28 AM Tahaneira
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* Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} had an example in the heavy crowd-control [[MechaMooks Vahki]] model, the Kraahu. Intact, it could spray stun gas; when that was impractical, it could detach its [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six limbs]] and send them off to fight. This was a viable tactic for two reasons: a) all Vahki, including the Kraahu's individual parts, could fly, and b) said parts could give off a [[ShockAndAwe powerful electric charge]] on contact.
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22nd Feb '16 1:05:10 PM CaptainTedium
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* The page image depicts M.F. Enterprises' Captain Marvel. Not to be confused with the more famous DC and Marvel heroes that also go by that name, the M.F. Enterprises Captain Marvel was an android with the ability to separate his body parts and make them float.
22nd Feb '16 12:58:48 PM CaptainTedium
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* Steve Ditko worked on a hero that combined this power and being a RubberMan. His name was Jigsaw.
** Not to be confused with two [[Franchise/{{Saw}} villainous]] [[Comicbook/ThePunisher examples.]]

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* Steve Ditko worked on a hero that combined this power and being a RubberMan. His name was Jigsaw.
** Not
Jigsaw, not to be confused with two [[Franchise/{{Saw}} villainous]] two]] [[Comicbook/ThePunisher examples.]]villains]] sharing that name.


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* The page image depicts M.F. Enterprises' Captain Marvel. Not to be confused with the more famous DC and Marvel heroes that also go by that name, the M.F. Enterprises Captain Marvel was an android with the ability to separate his body parts and make them float.
16th Feb '16 3:45:50 PM Sharlee
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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.
17th Jan '16 11:41:12 PM SSJMagus
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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' the saucer of the ''Galaxy''-class can separate and fight independently of the stardrive. However the saucer section is only seen participating in combat in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II". On all other occasions it is used as a large escape pod for the non-combatants like the families of the crew.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' introduces the ''Prometheus''-class escort, a "one-ship task force" capable of separating into three independently warp-capable sections for combat.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' the saucer of the ''Galaxy''-class can separate and fight independently of the stardrive. However the saucer section is only seen participating in combat in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II". On all other occasions it is used as a large escape pod for the non-combatants like the families of the crew.
crew. Which was the original intention of the saucer separation feature; using it as an actual weapon was a tactic of desperation.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' introduces the ''Prometheus''-class escort, a "one-ship task force" capable of separating into three independently warp-capable sections for combat. Once split apart, the three component ships can surround an enemy vessel to create a devastating crossfire.
12th Jan '16 5:27:31 AM ironcommando
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* One of the bosses of ''[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} G-Darius]]'', Eternal Triangle, could split its body into three segments and trap the player in an electric triangle barrier.

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* One of the bosses of ''[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} G-Darius]]'', Eternal Triangle, could split its body into three segments segments, attack separately with each of them, and trap the player in an electric triangle barrier.barrier that his namesake suggests.
13th Dec '15 5:40:48 PM nombretomado
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* The second boss in ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} Wolverine: Adamantium Rage]]'' had four bladed arms, which he would detach and fling around at will.

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* The second boss in ''[[Franchise/{{X-Men}} ''[[Franchise/XMen Wolverine: Adamantium Rage]]'' had four bladed arms, which he would detach and fling around at will.
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