History Main / NeckSnap

19th Mar '17 11:54:29 AM Anddrix
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* In "Series/Hannibal", the eponymous character snaps the neck of one of his victims. Playing it straight, however, this doesn't so much as kill the victim as leave him permanently disabled and confined to a bed or wheelchair for the rest of his life...among other things.

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* In "Series/Hannibal", "Series/{{Hannibal}}", the eponymous character snaps the neck of one of his victims. Playing it straight, however, this doesn't so much as kill the victim as leave him permanently disabled and confined to a bed or wheelchair for the rest of his life...among other things.things.
* In the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E10NoPlaceLikeHome "No Place Like Home"]], West casually snaps a guard's neck with a [[MindOverMatter wave of her hand]], when he tries to attack [[spoiler:Tip/Ozma]].
7th Mar '17 5:44:46 AM himmelicht
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* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', there's the Dorm Supervisor, who punishes people this way while somehow not killing them. She's snapped Kuroko's neck at least twice and Mikoto's at least once. She's actually scary enough that at least two level fives fear her.

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* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', there's the Dorm Supervisor, who punishes people this way while somehow not killing them. She's snapped Kuroko's neck at least twice and Mikoto's at least once. She's actually scary enough that at least two level fives fear Level 5 Espers feared her.
13th Feb '17 11:39:52 PM BountyBeast
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** The game has since been updated to allow blunt attacks to pull nearby joints when attacking a body part, meaning blows to the head can pull the victim's neck hard enough to snap the upper spine.
12th Feb '17 12:18:43 AM foxley
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* Ankha (who does have superstrength) kills Carrie this way while Meriem is paralysed and can only watch helplessly in ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Ankha's Revenge''.
8th Jan '17 3:41:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', in the "{{Ultimatum}}" storyline, [[spoiler: Magneto does this to Professor X]].

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', in the "{{Ultimatum}}" ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' storyline, [[spoiler: Magneto does this to Professor X]].
7th Jan '17 9:09:50 AM Katsuhagi
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* Killing someone instantly like this in real life is [[AwesomeYetImpractical possible, but completely impractical]]. You need to put one hand on the top of their head and the other on their chin, then wrench their head down to their shoulder while twisting the head to the side ''in the opposite direction''. It doesn't actually snap their neck, but rather damages the nerves in their spinal cord in such a way that they stop breathing and collapse instantly.
** I can tell you both as a biology student and amateur mixed martial artist that, "way that they stop breathing and collapse instantly" is not a very likely event. Even if the spinal cord is 100% severed and damaged, most organs in the body could function for some time and they would still have control of a small area of their head and upper body. Martial arts still has a lot of myths about instant-killing that have little basis.
*** Related to this, there are many who defend the use of "neck cranks" and other similar moves in MMA who, when challenged about the dangers of such movies, claim that it is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible to actually kill someone doing one in competition. Some beg to differ, but as of mid-2015 there have been no deaths from neck snaps reported in sanctioned MMA competitions such as UFC.

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* Killing someone instantly like this in real life is [[AwesomeYetImpractical possible, but completely impractical]]. You need to put one hand on the top of their head and the other on their chin, then wrench their head down to their shoulder while twisting the head to the side ''in the opposite direction''. It doesn't actually snap their neck, but rather damages the nerves in their spinal cord in such a way that they stop breathing and collapse instantly.
** I can tell you both as a biology student and amateur mixed martial artist that, "way that they stop breathing and collapse instantly" is not a very likely event. Even if the spinal cord is 100% severed and damaged, most organs in the body could function for some time and they would still have control of a small area of their head and upper body. Martial arts still has a lot of myths about instant-killing that have little basis.
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There are many who defend the use of "neck cranks" and other similar moves in MMA who, when challenged about the dangers of such movies, claim that it is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible to actually kill someone doing one in competition. Some beg to differ, but as of mid-2015 there have been no deaths from neck snaps reported in sanctioned MMA competitions such as UFC.
5th Jan '17 12:16:12 PM Katsuhagi
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* Sandaur of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' finds a group of rebels attacking his students. Being a BadassTeacher, he [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] the crap out of the attackers, [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7950 grabbing the final attacker by the neck and finishing him off with a quick twist.]]

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* *''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'':
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Sandaur of ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' finds a group of rebels attacking his students. Being a BadassTeacher, he [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] the crap out of the attackers, [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7950 grabbing the final attacker by the neck and finishing him off with a quick twist.]]]]
** Later on, Quain'tana [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=11598 personally delivers one]] to Suu'be, her [[TheStarscream traitorous Dev'ess]], after the latter attempts TheCoup and tries to wipe out Quain's bloodline.
1st Jan '17 7:03:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Miracle Day]]'' episode 2 ("Rendition") has a suitably bizarre example where Rex [[spoiler:neck snaps a bad-girl CIA agent. Not only that, he does so in a manner that results in her head being rotated 180 degrees! In keeping with the theme of the series, however, she doesn't die and later tries to attack Rex while looking like Meryl Streep from ''Death Becomes Her'']]. Further neck-snapping goodness occurs during the Miracle Day finale, too.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Miracle Day]]'' ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' episode 2 ("Rendition") has a suitably bizarre example where Rex [[spoiler:neck snaps a bad-girl CIA agent. Not only that, he does so in a manner that results in her head being rotated 180 degrees! In keeping with the theme of the series, however, she doesn't die and later tries to attack Rex while looking like Meryl Streep from ''Death Becomes Her'']]. Further neck-snapping goodness occurs during the Miracle Day finale, too.
1st Jan '17 7:03:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is how Lucas kills Merlyn in ''AmericanGothic''.

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* This is how Lucas kills Merlyn in ''AmericanGothic''.''Series/AmericanGothic1995''.
29th Dec '16 11:46:52 AM Xtifr
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** In ''ResidentEvil5'', Wesker can perform a 180-degree neck snap on Chris mid-acrobatic leap if the player misses PressXToNotDie.

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** In ''ResidentEvil5'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', Wesker can perform a 180-degree neck snap on Chris mid-acrobatic leap if the player misses PressXToNotDie.
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