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21st Feb '17 7:54:15 PM gewunomox
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Has absolutely nothing to do with the Music/{{Beatles}} song "Yesterday", even though the name of the trope [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample is taken from the lyrics.]]

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Has absolutely nothing to do with the Music/{{Beatles}} Music/TheBeatles song "Yesterday", even though the name of the trope [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample is taken from the lyrics.]]



* In one of Music/JohnLennon's posthumous anthologies, there is a recording that parodies the [[TropeNamer trope-naming]] [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] song, "Yesterday", and goes like this: "I'm not half the man I used to be / 'Cuz now I'm an amputee"

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* In one of Music/JohnLennon's posthumous anthologies, there is a recording that parodies the [[TropeNamer trope-naming]] [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] Music/TheBeatles song, "Yesterday", and goes like this: "I'm not half the man I used to be / 'Cuz now I'm an amputee"
19th Feb '17 3:14:54 PM Vir
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* Described in horrific detail as happening to at least one Marine [[WorldWarTwo on Iwo Jima]] in the book of ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers''.

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* Described in horrific detail as happening to at least one Marine [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII on Iwo Jima]] in the book of ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers''.
19th Feb '17 3:14:45 PM Vir
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* [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' does this to the [[NighInvulnerable indestructible]] Quack Quack in several episodes using a chainsaw.

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* [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' does this to the [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability indestructible]] Quack Quack in several episodes using a chainsaw.
19th Feb '17 2:47:35 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' , this is how the Demon Shredder meets his demise, with green fire substituting for the expected shower of blood.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' , ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', this is how the Demon Shredder meets his demise, with green fire substituting for the expected shower of blood.
16th Feb '17 3:00:08 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' does this to the [[NighInvulnerable indestructible]] Quack Quack in several episodes using a chainsaw.
14th Feb '17 12:42:00 AM jayharrison
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* The ''Series/CSIMiami'' episode "Die by the Sword" starts off with a male victim halved at the waist by a katana-wielding motorcyclist.



** Also, story-wise, [[spoiler:this is how Sonja died in the Armageddon, as one of the first things you see in the opening sequence is her dead body, torn in half. (Who did it to her is never revealed. However, one of the few good things to happen as a result of Raiden tampering with the timeline is, [[SparedByTheAdaptation she becomes one of the survivors in the new reality.]].]]

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** Also, story-wise, [[spoiler:this is how Sonja died in the Armageddon, as one of the first things you see in the opening sequence is her dead body, torn in half. (Who did it to her is never revealed. However, one of the few good things to happen as a result of Raiden tampering with the timeline is, [[SparedByTheAdaptation she becomes one of the survivors in the new reality.]].]]reality]]]].



* Similarly, this also happens in the ClayFighter games as a "Claytality". Since this is supposed to be a parody, it's nothing but slapstick.

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* Similarly, this also happens in the ClayFighter ''VideoGame/ClayFighter'' games as a "Claytality". Since this is supposed to be a parody, it's nothing but slapstick.slapstick.
** Two characters in the original game, [[ADogNamedDog The Blob]] and [[ElvisImpersonator Blue Suede Goo]], had attacks that briefly cut an opponent in half.


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** This also occurs [[spoiler:as the result of insanity effects]]. One has the player's avatar [[spoiler: eaten away arms first, then head, then torso. Strangely, [[OffWithHisHead even after decapitation]], the headless, limbless body can still walk around for a few seconds; it's only after the torso goes when the avatar finally keels over]]. Another similar effect [[spoiler:simply vaporizes the head, arms, and torso all at the same time, leaving only a pair of disembodied legs]].
14th Feb '17 12:21:15 AM jayharrison
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* From ''Anime/AkameGaKill'':
** Akame's first shown assassination has her cutting a housemistress [[spoiler:responsible for the death of Tatsumi's friends]] in half at the waist.
** How [[spoiler:Sheele]] dies after [[spoiler:Seryu's [[KillerRabbit pet "dog" Kuro]] tears her in half at the waist]].
** Bulat kills [[spoiler:one of the Empire's cronies]] with a downward vertical slice.
** Seryu has no issues with Kuro [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution eating petty thieves from the waist up]]]].


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* Occurs in Creator/TexAvery's WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} short ''Daredevil Droopy''. During Droopy's audition for a circus act, he uses Spike, his competitor, for a [[SawAWomanInHalf sawing a person in half]] routine. After the act ends, the upper and lower halves of Spike's body walk in opposite directions.
9th Feb '17 12:31:52 PM jellyfishfish
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* Part of [[spoiler:Racter's]] backstory in [[Videogame/ShadowrunReturns 'Shadowrun: Hong Kong']]. Everything below the hips is an incredibly advanced prosthetic.
6th Feb '17 9:27:18 AM Kinrah
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* A throwaway character in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' suffers this when Genghis Khan does an impression of a sales assistant in Freeman, Hardy and Willis.
* One of the mooks in the murder scene at the beginning of ''Series/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' has been chomped in half.


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*** In fact, this appears to be the ''only'' way to kill [[spoiler: Gamzee, as during his appearance in Caliborn's Masterpiece, he ends up bisected again with [[NoodleIncident no apparent explanation]].]]
3rd Feb '17 3:03:28 AM GM_3826
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** He uses this in his fight in the flashback of his battle in the War of the Magi in the castle sequence of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', cutting apart several Mooks in the process. Then [[TheWorfBarrage it fails to even faze]] [[OhCrap that last foe]]...

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** He uses this in his fight in the flashback of his battle in the War of the Magi in the castle sequence of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', cutting apart several Mooks in the process. Then [[TheWorfBarrage [[TheWorfEffect it fails to even faze]] [[OhCrap that last foe]]...
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