History Main / Kneecapping

3rd Sep '17 8:09:05 AM TomTheEducator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Knee-capping was often used as a punishment by the IRA and other Northern Irish paramilitary groups. There were four versions of it: A) [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] B) putting a gun at the back of the knee and firing C)a sledgehammer, originating with Protestant terrorists and gleefully adopted by their Republican counterparts, and d) [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cinder blocks]]. Many patients from the UK and Ireland will travel to have every day hip or knee replacement surgeries in Northern Ireland because the surgeons there... well, let's just say they've had plenty of practice.

to:

* Knee-capping was often used as a punishment by the IRA and other Northern Irish paramilitary groups. There were four versions of it: A) [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] B) putting a gun at the back of the knee and firing C)a C) a sledgehammer, and D) [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cinder blocks]], originating with Protestant terrorists and gleefully adopted by their Republican counterparts, and d) [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cinder blocks]].counterparts. Many patients from the UK and Ireland will travel to have every day hip or knee replacement surgeries in Northern Ireland because the surgeons there... well, let's just say they've had plenty of practice.
14th Aug '17 1:13:11 AM HighOctaneAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Happens in a cutscene in LA Noire. Jack Kelso greets [[spoiler: [[BigBad Leland Monroe]]]] by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kneecapping him immediately]]. This solidifies his status as the CowboyCop [[RedOniBlueOni compared to]] Cole Phelp's ByTheBookCop, only enforced further by the subsequent one-liner.

to:

* Happens in a cutscene in LA Noire.LANoire. Jack Kelso greets [[spoiler: [[BigBad Leland Monroe]]]] by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kneecapping him immediately]]. This solidifies his status as the CowboyCop [[RedOniBlueOni compared to]] Cole Phelp's ByTheBookCop, only enforced further by the subsequent one-liner.
14th Aug '17 1:12:42 AM HighOctaneAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Happens in a cutscene in LA Noire. Jack Kelso greets [[spoiler: [[BigBad Leland Monroe]]]] by [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim kneecapping him immediately]]. This solidifies his status as the CowboyCop [[RedOniBlueOni compared to]] Cole Phelp's ByTheBookCop, only enforced further by the subsequent one-liner.
-->'''Jack Kelso:''' [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique That's my opening negotiating position!]]
12th Aug '17 9:39:25 AM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Parents' Day", a jousting match takes place between Arnold's grandfather Phil and Helga's father Bob. Helga, conspiring to make Arnold's family win after her dad [[TraumaButton calls Arnold an orphan]], secretly tells Phil to go for her dad's knees due to how stressed they are. Phil proceeds to swipe at Bob's knees, with Bob dodging the first time only to get sweeped into the gelatin below the second time, rendering Phil the winner.

to:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Parents' Day", a jousting match takes place between Arnold's grandfather Phil and Helga's father Bob. Helga, conspiring to make Arnold's family win after her dad [[TraumaButton [[AdoptionDiss calls Arnold an orphan]], secretly tells Phil to go for her dad's knees due to how stressed they are. Phil proceeds to swipe at Bob's knees, with Bob dodging the first time only to get sweeped into the gelatin below the second time, rendering Phil the winner.
10th Aug '17 1:40:06 PM TomTheEducator
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* One of [[ThePunisher Frank Castle's]] preferred methods of interrogation, since he's almost always carrying some kind of pistol, it's quick, and it's hideously painful. Although often he'll just shoot a victim's ''legs'' full of holes until they tell him what he wants to know, not just the knees.
10th Aug '17 1:34:50 PM TomTheEducator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Knee-capping was often used as a punishment by the IRA and other Northern Irish paramilitary groups. There were three versions of it: A) [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] B) putting a gun at the back of the knee and firing C)a sledgehammer, originating with Protestant terrorists and gleefully adopted by their Republican counterparts. Many patients from the UK and Ireland will travel to have every day hip or knee replacement surgeries in Northern Ireland because the surgeons there... well, let's just say they've had plenty of practice.

to:

* Knee-capping was often used as a punishment by the IRA and other Northern Irish paramilitary groups. There were three four versions of it: A) [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] B) putting a gun at the back of the knee and firing C)a sledgehammer, originating with Protestant terrorists and gleefully adopted by their Republican counterparts.counterparts, and d) [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill cinder blocks]]. Many patients from the UK and Ireland will travel to have every day hip or knee replacement surgeries in Northern Ireland because the surgeons there... well, let's just say they've had plenty of practice.


Added DiffLines:

* Over the [[http://www.btselem.org/press_releases/20150118_use_of_live_ammunition_in_wb last few years]], the Israeli Defense Force has semi-officially adopted kneecapping stone-throwers and rioters as a preferred method of crowd control, rather than outright killing them. Mindful of the negative PR a street full of dead teenagers could produce, many of their marksman have switched to the .22LR caliber, since it's small enough to avoid guaranteed death if it hits the torso, but will certainly shatter a kneecap. And these marksmen are ''very'' good shots.
1st Jul '17 2:20:21 PM Prometheus117
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael in his voice-over notes that even a well-placed kick right beneath the knee will cripple most opponents, who in turn can make useful {{Improvised Weapon}}s when out of other options.
27th May '17 6:07:34 PM darkemyst
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Impulse is once shot in the knee-cap by Deathstroke in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. And, given the accelerated healing abilities of [[ComicBook/TheFlash The Flash Family]], the doctors in the ER have to ''re-break it repeatedly'' because it keeps healing automatically but incorrectly.

to:

* Impulse ComicBook/{{Impulse}} is once shot in the knee-cap by Deathstroke in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. And, given the accelerated healing abilities of [[ComicBook/TheFlash The Flash Family]], he immediately burns through any painkillers and the doctors in the ER have to ''re-break it repeatedly'' because it keeps healing automatically but incorrectly.
25th May '17 11:15:31 PM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Parents' Day", a jousting match takes place between Arnold's grandfather Phil and Helga's father Bob. Helga, conspiring to make Arnold's family win after her dad [[BerserkButton calls Arnold an orphan]], secretly tells Phil to go for her dad's knees due to how stressed they are. Phil proceeds to swipe at Bob's knees, with Bob dodging the first time only to get sweeped into the gelatin below the second time, rendering Phil the winner.

to:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Parents' Day", a jousting match takes place between Arnold's grandfather Phil and Helga's father Bob. Helga, conspiring to make Arnold's family win after her dad [[BerserkButton [[TraumaButton calls Arnold an orphan]], secretly tells Phil to go for her dad's knees due to how stressed they are. Phil proceeds to swipe at Bob's knees, with Bob dodging the first time only to get sweeped into the gelatin below the second time, rendering Phil the winner.
25th May '17 11:14:48 PM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Parents' Day", a jousting match takes place between Arnold's grandfather Phil and Helga's father Bob. Helga, conspiring to make Arnold's family win after her dad [[BerserkButton calls Arnold an orphan]], secretly tells Phil to go for her dad's knees due to how stressed they are. Phil proceeds to swipe at Bob's knees, with Bob dodging the first time only to get sweeped into the gelatin below the second time, rendering Phil the winner.
This list shows the last 10 events of 234. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Kneecapping