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10th Jan '18 10:32:03 AM BeerBaron
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* An actual gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', albeit understated: Not only do you have a chance of being able to pull used arrows out of your enemy's corpse and use them again, but you also have a chance, when being pelted by enemy archers, of finding a few new arrows in your inventory after the fight, presumably pulled from your own flesh. Likewise, if an enemy archer is shot with a better quality arrow than their own equipment there's a chance they will send it straight back at you.

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* An actual gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', albeit understated: Not only do ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. If you have are struck by an enemy archer, there is a small chance of that the arrow will appear in your inventory. You can then equip it and fire it back, with the implication being able to pull used arrows that you ''took it out of your enemy's corpse and use them again, but you also have a chance, when being pelted by enemy archers, of finding a few new arrows in your inventory after the fight, presumably pulled from your own flesh. flesh''. Likewise, if an enemy archer is shot with a better quality arrow than their own equipment what they possess, there's a chance they will send it straight back at you.you in the same fashion. This trope also appears in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where the odds of the arrow showing up in your inventory are higher.
27th Dec '17 6:15:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the remake of the ''Film/TheCrazies'', the main character at one point gets a knife stabbed through his hand. Shortly afterwards, he kills his assailant by stabbing them in the throat by thrusting his still-impaled hand into their neck.

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* In the remake of the ''Film/TheCrazies'', ''Film/TheCrazies2010'', the main character at one point gets a knife stabbed through his hand. Shortly afterwards, he kills his assailant by stabbing them in the throat by thrusting his still-impaled hand into their neck.
24th Dec '17 6:59:49 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''The Transformers: Salvation'', the Dinobots end up fighting [[KnightTemplar Sandstorm]] in the belly of Trypticon when Snarl hurls his sword at Sandstorm. Sandstorm pulls it out [[spoiler: and [[KansasCityShuffle uses it to destroy the staff Bludgeon was using to control Trypticon]] as the two were actually pretending to fight each other just so they could do that]].
26th Sep '17 7:20:52 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': In "Sacred", the witch Isobel summons two magic swords and throws one into Clark Kent's shoulder, and as it is magical, it stabs him. When she attacks him with the other sword, he pulls out the first to defend himself. As Kryptonians have a HealingFactor, that solves the bleeding issue.
14th Sep '17 4:55:11 PM WillKeaton
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* A rare double version occurs in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' when [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=061107 Oasis fights]] [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=061108 Nash Straw]].

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* A rare double version occurs in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' when [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=061107 Oasis fights]] [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=061108 Nash Straw]].Straw.]]



* At the end of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-is63goeBgc Ryan Vs. Dorkman 2]]'', [[spoiler: Dorkman is being cruelly stabbed by Ryan, but he manages to push Ryan back, pull out the lightsaber from his chest, and kill Ryan with a well-placed [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks saber throw]]]].

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* At the end of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-is63goeBgc Ryan Vs. Dorkman 2]]'', 2,]]'' [[spoiler: Dorkman is being cruelly stabbed by Ryan, but he manages to push Ryan back, pull out the lightsaber from his chest, and kill Ryan with a well-placed [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks saber throw]]]].
14th Sep '17 4:54:01 PM WillKeaton
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Note that in RealLife, this [[WorstAid is a very bad idea]] because the knife sticking in the wound slows down the bleeding considerably. Pulling it out runs a high risk of bleeding yourself to death within minutes. Additionally, touching the lodged blade can result in you surviving the stab wound only to finish the job yourself by cutting into something important inside. (Imagine, for example, someone stabs you in the chest but manages to miss anything vital. You start yanking on the blade to try removing it and it creates a back and forth sawing motion, cutting right through a lung or massive blood vessel. NiceJobBreakingItHero.)

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Note that in RealLife, this [[WorstAid is a very bad idea]] because the knife sticking in the wound slows down the bleeding considerably. Pulling it out runs a high risk of bleeding yourself to death within minutes. Additionally, touching the lodged blade can result in you surviving the stab wound only to finish the job yourself by cutting into something important inside. (Imagine, for example, someone stabs you in the chest but manages to miss anything vital. You start yanking on the blade to try removing it and it creates a back and forth sawing motion, cutting right through a lung or massive blood vessel. NiceJobBreakingItHero.)
NiceJobBreakingItHero)
13th Jun '17 12:19:05 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/RobynHood: I Love NY'' #11, Robyn stabs Fuchs [[ImpaledPalm through the palm]] with a piece of splintered wood. This doesn't even slow Fuchs down, as he pulls the shard out of his hand and slashes Robyn with it.
27th May '17 5:10:10 AM zequeins
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Captain Buccaneer was stabbed by [[spoiler:Wrath]], but managed to yank the sword off his hand with his uber abs. Later on, he pulled this trope despite being warned not to and died shortly after. However, considering he managed to cripple [[spoiler:Wrath]] with said blade, it also counts as HeroicSacrifice
13th May '17 3:31:32 AM erforce
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* Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
** In ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', Barbosa does this with the knife Elizabeth used on him. Also doubles as TheReveal of the Black Pearl's curse. He then does this ''again'' at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:This is TheReveal for the fact that ''Jack'' is now cursed.]]

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* Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
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** In ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', Barbosa Barbossa does this with the knife Elizabeth used on him. Also doubles as TheReveal of the Black Pearl's ''Black Pearl'''s curse. He then does this ''again'' at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:This is TheReveal for the fact that ''Jack'' is now cursed.]]
13th May '17 3:30:25 AM erforce
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* [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Kate Kane]] does it in the final volume of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', [[spoiler:pulling a sacrificial knife out of her own chest to throw it at Bruno Mannheim, who (almost) performed the sacrifice]]. Note that she ''does'' recognize it as a stupid idea that almost costs her her life, but does it anyway because [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice her lover Renee's life is more important to her]]]].

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Kate Kane]] Kane, aka ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, does it in the final volume of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', [[spoiler:pulling a sacrificial knife out of her own chest to throw it at Bruno Mannheim, who (almost) performed the sacrifice]]. Note that she ''does'' recognize it as a stupid idea that almost costs her her life, but does it anyway because [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice her lover Renee's life is more important to her]]]].



* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', Barbosa does this with the knife Elizabeth used on him. Also doubles as TheReveal of the Black Pearl's curse. He then does this ''again'' at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:This is TheReveal for the fact that ''Jack'' is now cursed.]]
** When a dying [[spoiler:James Norrington]] stabs Davy Jones through the shoulder as a final act of defiance in ''At World's End'', Jones casually pulls the sword out and keeps it. All the examples are unusually justified because of the supernatural nature of the characters.

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* Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
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In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', Barbosa does this with the knife Elizabeth used on him. Also doubles as TheReveal of the Black Pearl's curse. He then does this ''again'' at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:This is TheReveal for the fact that ''Jack'' is now cursed.]]
** When a dying [[spoiler:James Norrington]] stabs Davy Jones through the shoulder as a final act of defiance in ''At ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End'', End]]'', Jones casually pulls the sword out and keeps it. All the examples are unusually justified because of the supernatural nature of the characters.



* The PlayerCharacter Soap does it near the end of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kill General Shepherd with the same knife he stabbed him in the chest with]]]]. However, this ends up being a thoroughly DeconstructedTrope. The game makes a point to have it come out slowly and agonizingly, and it was clearly a last resort. In fact, in the third game, he almost dies from it, flatlining during the prologue, and there's a level where you have to get him to safety before he bleeds out. [[spoiler:The wound later reopens and ultimately kills him]].

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* The PlayerCharacter Soap does it near the end of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2'' to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kill [[spoiler:kill General Shepherd with the same knife he stabbed him in the chest with]]]].with]]. However, this ends up being a thoroughly DeconstructedTrope. The game makes a point to have it come out slowly and agonizingly, and it was clearly a last resort. In fact, in the third game, he almost dies from it, flatlining during the prologue, and there's a level where you have to get him to safety before he bleeds out. [[spoiler:The wound later reopens and ultimately kills him]].
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