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10th Jun '16 2:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* George A. Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' features an accidental zombie decapitation by the still-rotating main rotors of a landed helicopter. This was a ChekhovsGun for the original DownerEnding, where the heroine commits suicide by sticking her own head in the rotors.

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* George A. Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' features an accidental zombie decapitation by the still-rotating main rotors of a landed helicopter. This was a ChekhovsGun for the original DownerEnding, where the heroine commits suicide by sticking her own head in the rotors.
4th Jun '16 4:00:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the AbleTeam action/adventure novels (a spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'' series) there's a scene where a group of South American bad-guys are terrifying the locals by zooming down at them in their helicopter, pretending to strafe them. One old farmer deliberately runs for a solitary tree knowing that the pilot, flying low and focusing on him, will fly right into it. Fortunately TheDragon points out the danger in time. In an earlier book '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwatz destroys a helicopter machine-gunning his friends by throwing a roll of barbed wire (he's standing on a cliff above it) whereupon the wire gets sucked into the helicopters rotor blades, locking them together and crashing the chopper.

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* In the AbleTeam Literature/AbleTeam action/adventure novels (a spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series) there's a scene where a group of South American bad-guys are terrifying the locals by zooming down at them in their helicopter, pretending to strafe them. One old farmer deliberately runs for a solitary tree knowing that the pilot, flying low and focusing on him, will fly right into it. Fortunately TheDragon points out the danger in time. In an earlier book '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwatz destroys a helicopter machine-gunning his friends by throwing a roll of barbed wire (he's standing on a cliff above it) whereupon the wire gets sucked into the helicopters rotor blades, locking them together and crashing the chopper.
4th Jun '16 9:43:50 AM nombretomado
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** In the PS2/Xbox-360 versions of the ''{{Transformers}}'' movie games, Blackout and Grindor use their helicoptor rotors as powerful melee weapons, swinging them (folded up) as swords or unfurling them to spin them. As could be expected, these characters do the second highest melee damage in the games, second only to Megatron, quickly trashing large numbers of the smaller enemies with every swing. (Especially visible during Blackout's boss fight vs Ironhide).

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** In the PS2/Xbox-360 [=PS2=]/Xbox-360 versions of the ''{{Transformers}}'' movie games, Blackout and Grindor use their helicoptor rotors as powerful melee weapons, swinging them (folded up) as swords or unfurling them to spin them. As could be expected, these characters do the second highest melee damage in the games, second only to Megatron, quickly trashing large numbers of the smaller enemies with every swing. (Especially visible during Blackout's boss fight vs Ironhide).
1st Apr '16 9:55:05 AM JackG
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* In the AbleTeam action/adventure novels (a spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'' series) there's a scene where a group of South American bad-guys are terrifying the locals by zooming down at them in their helicopter, pretending to strafe them. One old farmer deliberately runs for a solitary tree knowing that the pilot, flying low and focusing on him, will fly right into it. Fortunately the BigBad points out the danger in time. In an earlier book '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwatz destroys a helicopter machine-gunning his friends by throwing a roll of barbed wire (he's standing on a cliff above it) whereupon the wire gets sucked into the helicopters rotor blades, locking them together and crashing the chopper.

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* In the AbleTeam action/adventure novels (a spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'' series) there's a scene where a group of South American bad-guys are terrifying the locals by zooming down at them in their helicopter, pretending to strafe them. One old farmer deliberately runs for a solitary tree knowing that the pilot, flying low and focusing on him, will fly right into it. Fortunately the BigBad TheDragon points out the danger in time. In an earlier book '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwatz destroys a helicopter machine-gunning his friends by throwing a roll of barbed wire (he's standing on a cliff above it) whereupon the wire gets sucked into the helicopters rotor blades, locking them together and crashing the chopper.
8th Feb '16 12:52:04 PM morane
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* Konrad Knabe describes in his documentary ''Lapin Lentotiedustelijat'' (Lapland Reconnaissance Squadron) an incident where the wife of a Dornier 17 pilot waves farewell to his husband too close to the spinning propeller and gets decapitated.



** ''All'' skydiving students are always taught to approach the jump plane from rear. Now and then someone tends to forget it and walks into spinning propeller. With obvious results.



* The Kamov Ka-50 'black shark' has ejection seats. To prevent this trope applying to its own crew, it has explosive charges in the rotor hubs to forcibly detach the blades.

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* The Kamov Ka-50 'black shark' 'Black Shark' has ejection seats. To prevent this trope applying to its own crew, it has explosive charges in the rotor hubs to forcibly detach the blades.
31st Jan '16 2:37:29 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'', the heavily-armored FinalBoss can [[PuzzleBoss only be killed]] by using the knockback from a shotgun to knock him into a handy helicopter's tail rotor. At least this one isn't in the air...

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* In ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'', ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter2'', the heavily-armored FinalBoss can [[PuzzleBoss only be killed]] by using the knockback from a shotgun to knock him into a handy helicopter's tail rotor. At least this one isn't in the air...
6th Jan '16 6:55:41 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted with Yoshimitsu from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and 'VideoGame/'SoulCalibur'': He's a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg ninja]] who has a spinning hand and a [[LaserBlade Laser Katana]]. In this case, the primary use is combat, flying is just an [[MundaneUtility added benefit]].

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* Inverted with Yoshimitsu from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and 'VideoGame/'SoulCalibur'': ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'': He's a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg ninja]] who has a spinning hand and a [[LaserBlade Laser Katana]]. In this case, the primary use is combat, flying is just an [[MundaneUtility added benefit]].
6th Jan '16 6:55:36 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted with Yoshimitsu from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and ''SoulCalibur'': He's a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg ninja]] who has a spinning hand and a [[LaserBlade Laser Katana]]. In this case, the primary use is combat, flying is just an [[MundaneUtility added benefit]].

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* Inverted with Yoshimitsu from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and ''SoulCalibur'': 'VideoGame/'SoulCalibur'': He's a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg ninja]] who has a spinning hand and a [[LaserBlade Laser Katana]]. In this case, the primary use is combat, flying is just an [[MundaneUtility added benefit]].
3rd Jan '16 9:35:24 AM Doug86
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* [[http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2004/a04p0033/a04p0033.asp This accident]] sounds like something from an episode of HappyTreeFriends, but it really happened:

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* [[http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2004/a04p0033/a04p0033.asp This accident]] sounds like something from an episode of HappyTreeFriends, ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'', but it really happened:
1st Jan '16 10:04:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SnowCrash'', a weapons specialist develops an unmanned drone nicknamed the Whirlwind Reaper. The name is perfectly descriptive.

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* In ''SnowCrash'', ''Literature/SnowCrash'', a weapons specialist develops an unmanned drone nicknamed the Whirlwind Reaper. The name is perfectly descriptive.
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