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29th May '17 10:34:59 PM Medinoc
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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'''s [[ThatOneLevel Ravenholm]], there are several makeshift devices that are basically helicopter blenders, without the helicopter. Such a device is just an engine with a scrap-metal blade crudely attached to the drive shaft. It cuts zombies, and you, if you're not careful, in half! From the same game are "manhacks," which are spinning, flying, bladed robots about the size of a football. Their goal is to fly into you and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do what their name says]]. Between their own clumsiness and the [[BlownAcrossTheRoom knockback from your weapons]], they spend a lot of time grinding against concrete walls and other immovable objects, with no apparent ill effect.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'':
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In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'''s [[ThatOneLevel Ravenholm]], there are several makeshift devices that are basically helicopter blenders, without the helicopter. Such a device is just an engine with a scrap-metal blade crudely attached to the drive shaft. It cuts zombies, and you, if you're not careful, in half! half!
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From the same game are "manhacks," "manhacks", which are spinning, flying, bladed robots about the size of a football. Their goal is to fly into you and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do what their name says]]. Between their own clumsiness and the [[BlownAcrossTheRoom knockback from your weapons]], they spend a lot of time grinding against concrete walls and other immovable objects, with no apparent ill effect.
22nd Apr '17 5:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', the Falcon's pet falcon, Redbird (a ButtMonkey of epic degree... like Falcon himself) flies out of the SHIELD Helicarrier. An instant after Falcon yells "Watch for the rotors!" we hear the sound of a buzzsaw. [[spoiler: Redbird only suffered AmusingInjuries.]]

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* In ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', the Falcon's pet falcon, Redbird (a ButtMonkey of epic degree... like Falcon himself) flies out of the SHIELD Helicarrier. An instant after Falcon yells "Watch for the rotors!" we hear the sound of a buzzsaw. [[spoiler: Redbird only suffered AmusingInjuries.]]
10th Apr '17 12:22:18 PM nombretomado
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* During the filming of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', SeanConnery was nearly killed when the helicopter got too close to him.

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* During the filming of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery was nearly killed when the helicopter got too close to him.
8th Mar '17 9:36:04 AM nombretomado
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* MatthewReilly uses variants of this trope. A mook in ''Scarecrow'' tried to drop Mother onto a helicopter while she was hanging out of the side of a skyscraper, but fell through himself. In ''Temple'' and ''Area 7'', the rotors of a helicopter on the ground are used as an improvised weapon.

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* MatthewReilly Creator/MatthewReilly uses variants of this trope. A mook in ''Scarecrow'' tried to drop Mother onto a helicopter while she was hanging out of the side of a skyscraper, but fell through himself. In ''Temple'' and ''Area 7'', the rotors of a helicopter on the ground are used as an improvised weapon.
28th Feb '17 12:03:48 AM infernape612
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* In mobile/steam versions of ''VideoGame/BloonsTowerDefense 5'', the Heli Pilot's 3/x upgrade qualifies as this, as it deals damage to any bloons the Heli Pilot flies over.

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* In mobile/steam the mobile/Steam versions of ''VideoGame/BloonsTowerDefense 5'', the Heli Pilot's 3/x upgrade qualifies as this, as it deals damage to any bloons the Heli Pilot flies over. over.
* Discussed in ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderGround'' when the protagonist decides to do a [=McTwist=] while jumping over a police helicopter.
-->'''Eric Sparrow''': You serious? You miss your ollie and we'll be sending you back to Jersey in a coffee can!
1st Dec '16 9:39:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.

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* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as a press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.
1st Dec '16 9:07:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Trying this in real life, is, of course, very, ''very'' ill-advised. Helicopter blades are quite fragile - or at least, fragile if slamming themselves against something very hard. Even birds damage blades.

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Trying this in real life, is, of course, very, ''very'' ill-advised. Helicopter blades are quite fragile - or at least, fragile if slamming themselves against something very hard. Even birds damage blades.
blades. Thus, any helicopter pilot who tries this may well succeed in [[TooDumbToLive killing both themselves and their target]], most especially if airborne.
1st Dec '16 9:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later averted in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where the helicopter just has several enormous rotary saw blades dangling from a helicopter instead. (It was designed to fly above treetop level and use the rotary saw blades below it to clear branches, and in fact was [[ChekhovsGun was seen doing so earlier in the movie]].)

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** * Later averted in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where the helicopter just has several enormous rotary saw blades dangling from a helicopter instead. (It was designed to fly above treetop level and use the rotary saw blades below it to clear branches, and in fact was [[ChekhovsGun was seen doing so earlier in the movie]].)
1st Dec '16 9:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.
21st Oct '16 2:45:04 PM BattleMaster
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* In Series/{{Firefly}}, Mal does this to the leader of the band of mercenaries Niska sent to kill him. After being captured and giving a defiant speech when asked to return with a peace offering for Niska, Mal quietly says "[[PreMortemOneLiner darn]]" and then kicks him into Serenity's engine.



* Many ''{{Transformers}}'' with helicopter alternate modes can do this, in part because their rotors usually become a sword or blade weapon, and partly because they ''are'' the copter and can thus maneuver correctly without falling.

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* Many ''{{Transformers}}'' with helicopter alternate modes can do this, in part because their rotors usually become a sword or blade weapon, and partly because they ''are'' the copter and can thus maneuver correctly without falling. Blades of the G1 Protectabots even gets his name because of how fond he is of doing so.
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