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28th Apr '16 3:33:02 PM foxley
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* ''WEsternAnimation/NumbChucks'': In "Couch Potato", Quills performs a blindfolded knife-throwing act using her quills as the knives and an annoying reporter as the target girl. As she has never done this before, it leads to a nasty accident (off-screen).
7th Mar '16 2:36:21 PM Sark0TAG
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* Joey Falconetti makes his debut scene doing this in ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', as a way to interrogate Jake Quinlan. It's helped that Falconetti's already a KnifeNut. This trope is also played with, as the act takes place in one of his cyberspace wells, although it's never stated if the knives are virtual; granted, he also has real knives outside of cyberspace.
13th Feb '16 1:02:46 PM bigmouth12349
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* The vocaloid fanfic ''Fanfic/RottingCamellias'' gives Mayu one of these in a {{Circus of Fear}} setting.
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4th Feb '16 12:59:06 PM foxley
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* In the Amiga game ''Heimdall'', the protagonist has to prove his worth (in order to recruit a decent crew) by, among other tasks, cut the braids of a barmaid with throwing axes.

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* In the Amiga game ''Heimdall'', ''VideoGame/{{Heimdall}}'', the protagonist has to prove his worth (in order to recruit a decent crew) by, among other tasks, cut the braids of a barmaid with throwing axes.
4th Feb '16 4:44:55 AM Gallimaufry
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* The Great and Powerful Trixie does this ''while blindfolded'' in issue #21 of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', with the aid of one of her assistants.


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* In the Amiga game ''Heimdall'', the protagonist has to prove his worth (in order to recruit a decent crew) by, among other tasks, cut the braids of a barmaid with throwing axes.
24th Nov '15 2:27:37 PM StFan
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* German artist Timm Ulrichs worked with knife thrower Jonny King to produce the performance video piece ''Messerwurf-Porträt 1978/91''.
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* ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'': Depicted in “Doorgestoken Kaart”.

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* ''ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes'': ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Depicted in “Doorgestoken Kaart”.



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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': "El Casador and Conchita"
* One Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon shows a couple in a hotel room staring at the wall, which has a series of knife-points poking through it, outlining the shape of a woman.
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* Model Karen Elson is seen spinning on a "wheel of death" target in a picture by photographer Steven Meisel that formed part of a series titled "The Greatest Show on Earth" in the April 2007 issue of the Italian edition of ''Vogue'' magazine.
* Model Kate Moss appeared on a "wheel of death" target in two of a series of fashion photos by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in the April 2006 issue of ''W'' magazine.
* Actress Jennifer Ellison appeared strapped to a "wheel of death" target and surrounded by knives in the UK edition of ''Maxim'' magazine in 2005.
* Singer and musician Music/{{Shakira}} appeared standing against a target with knives around her in a photo in the April 2002 issue of ''FHM'' magazine (UK edition).
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* Rock group Music/TheWhiteStripes appeared as a knife throwing act in a photo by Annie Leibovitz in 2003 that was part of a series which appeared in a book and an exhibition, both titled ''Annie Leibovitz: American Music''.



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* German artist Timm Ulrichs worked with knife thrower Jonny King to produce the performance video piece ''Messerwurf-Porträt 1978/91''.

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* German artist Timm Ulrichs worked Model Karen Elson is seen spinning on a "wheel of death" target in a picture by photographer Steven Meisel that formed part of a series titled "The Greatest Show on Earth" in the April 2007 issue of the Italian edition of ''Vogue'' magazine.
* Model Kate Moss appeared on a "wheel of death" target in two of a series of fashion photos by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in the April 2006 issue of ''W'' magazine.
* Actress Jennifer Ellison appeared strapped to a "wheel of death" target and surrounded by knives in the UK edition of ''Maxim'' magazine in 2005.
* Singer and musician Music/{{Shakira}} appeared standing against a target
with knife thrower Jonny King to produce knives around her in a photo in the performance video piece ''Messerwurf-Porträt 1978/91''.April 2002 issue of ''FHM'' magazine (UK edition).



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* Rock group Music/TheWhiteStripes appeared as a knife throwing act in a photo by Annie Leibovitz in 2003 that was part of a series which appeared in a book and an exhibition, both titled ''Annie Leibovitz: American Music''.

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* Rock group Music/TheWhiteStripes appeared as Hines in ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame'' does a Knife Throwing Act at the picnic, but Babe wisely ducks because his aim is a bit drunken. Later he goes AxCrazy with his knives in the pajama factory.
* The play ''Pin Cushion'', by Clay [=McLeod=] Chapman, is based around a husband and wife
knife throwing act in and consists of the target girl delivering a photo by Annie Leibovitz in 2003 that monologue while her husband throws knives around her. It was performed as part of a series which appeared Chapman's ''Pumpkin Pie Show'' at The Red Room Theatre, New York, in a book May and an exhibition, both titled ''Annie Leibovitz: June 2002. The performance involved a genuine knife throwing act, with actress Niabi Caldwell as the target girl and professional knife thrower Dr David Adamovich (aka The Great Throwdini) playing her husband.
* ''Queen of Knives'', by
American Music''.composer Eric Stern, is a full-length opera which tells the story of a brother and sister knife-throwing act in the midst of student protests in the early 1960s.
* The target in question is a painting, not a live person, but Count Carl-Magnus has a knife-throwing scene in ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic''. It's ''almost'' completely irrelevant to the plot. (He's demonstrating his prowess with weapons to a romantic rival.)



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* [[ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise "El Casador and Conchita"]].
* One Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon shows a couple in a hotel room staring at the wall, which has a series of knife-points poking through it, outlining the shape of a woman.

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* [[ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise "El Casador The well-known Playmobil range of toys, marketed at children aged between six and Conchita"]].
* One Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon shows
twelve, once included two different sets featuring figures of a couple in a hotel room staring at the wall, knife thrower and assistant. The Knifethrowing circus act set, which has a series of knife-points poking through it, outlining the shape was retailed from 1978 until 1982, consisted of a woman.target girl on a rotating "wheel of death" and a knife thrower, both dressed in "wild west" type costumes. The Circus Performers set, released in June 1982 and discontinued in 1987, also contained a similar knife thrower and assistant with a wheel of death target, but their costumes were different and there were three other figures in the set.



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* Hines in ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame'' does a Knife Throwing Act at the picnic, but Babe wisely ducks because his aim is a bit drunken. Later he goes AxCrazy with his knives in the pajama factory.
* The play ''Pin Cushion'', by Clay [=McLeod=] Chapman, is based around a husband and wife knife throwing act and consists of the target girl delivering a monologue while her husband throws knives around her. It was performed as part of Chapman's ''Pumpkin Pie Show'' at The Red Room Theatre, New York, in May and June 2002. The performance involved a genuine knife throwing act, with actress Niabi Caldwell as the target girl and professional knife thrower Dr David Adamovich (aka The Great Throwdini) playing her husband.
* ''Queen of Knives'', by American composer Eric Stern, is a full-length opera which tells the story of a brother and sister knife-throwing act in the midst of student protests in the early 1960s.
* The target in question is a painting, not a live person, but Count Carl-Magnus has a knife-throwing scene in ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic''. It's ''almost'' completely irrelevant to the plot. (He's demonstrating his prowess with weapons to a romantic rival.)
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* The well-known Playmobil range of toys, marketed at children aged between six and twelve, once included two different sets featuring figures of a knife thrower and assistant. The Knifethrowing circus act set, which was retailed from 1978 until 1982, consisted of a target girl on a rotating "wheel of death" and a knife thrower, both dressed in "wild west" type costumes. The Circus Performers set, released in June 1982 and discontinued in 1987, also contained a similar knife thrower and assistant with a wheel of death target, but their costumes were different and there were three other figures in the set.
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24th Nov '15 1:13:59 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Death in Disguise", Barnaby is puzzled by how the VictimOfTheWeek was stabbed while all of the suspects were on the other side of the room. After a EurekaMoment while watching a game of darts, he realises the victim was killed with a thrown knife, and then learns that one suspect had been a knife-thrower in a circus.
11th Oct '15 4:47:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': PhryneFisher goes undercover as the target girl in a circus in "Blood and Circuses".

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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': PhryneFisher Literature/PhryneFisher goes undercover as the target girl in a circus in "Blood and Circuses".
20th Sep '15 12:25:22 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Blood and Circuses", the murderer is ultimately revealed to have been a knife thrower in a previous circus, explaining how a murder was committed in a locked jail cell.
16th Sep '15 7:13:44 PM foxley
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* KnifeThrowingAct: In one of the most famous scenes in ''Film/TheVikings'', the Vikings subject a woman accused of adultery to "Odin's test". This consists of using thrown axes to cut the woman's braids while she puts her head through the hollow centre of a large target. All the braids getting cut without she being hurt means she is cleared of the charge. All goes well thanks to Einar.

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* KnifeThrowingAct: In one of the most famous scenes in ''Film/TheVikings'', the Vikings subject a woman accused of adultery to "Odin's test". This consists of using thrown axes to cut the woman's braids while she puts her head through the hollow centre of a large target. All the braids getting cut without she being hurt means she is cleared of the charge. All goes well thanks to Einar.
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