History Main / NeckSnap

7th Dec '16 2:47:40 PM xVanguardXTP
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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.
4th Dec '16 1:05:39 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInZamboula" Baal-pteor offers HumanSacrifice like this, to save [[ThePowerOfBlood blood]] for the god; he has killed hundreds.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInZamboula" Baal-pteor offers HumanSacrifice like this, to save [[ThePowerOfBlood blood]] for the god; he has killed hundreds.
29th Nov '16 2:08:36 AM kome360
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* In HitmanAbsolution and Hitman2016, 47 can snap his targets' necks if he needs them dead and has no weapons equipped. Note that the kill is automatic upon grappling an assassination target in Absolution.
13th Nov '16 7:45:49 PM SenorYee
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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. It is disturbingly easy to find how-to self defence videos on YouTube demonstrating how to kill people this way.

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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. It is disturbingly easy to find how-to self defence videos on YouTube demonstrating how to kill people this way.
10th Nov '16 10:34:34 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Kaizer Ghidorah does this to Enjin and then throws his body into a lake. Thanks to his HealingFactor and AdaptiveAbility, he survives and repairs himself with his body reinforced so it can't happen again.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Kaizer Ghidorah does this to Enjin and then throws his body into a lake. Thanks to his HealingFactor and AdaptiveAbility, he survives and repairs himself with his body reinforced so it can't happen again. Indeed, when Monster X later attempts to snap Enjin's neck, he fails no matter how much strength he uses.




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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', Doomsday kills a deer and several humans this way.
2nd Nov '16 4:37:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HisDarkMaterials'', Will Parry accidentally kills a man who invaded his house by pushing him away, resulting in the man tripping over Will's cat, falling down the stairs and hitting a piece of furniture, bending his neck at a twisted angle. ''WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids?!''

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* In ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', Will Parry accidentally kills a man who invaded his house by pushing him away, resulting in the man tripping over Will's cat, falling down the stairs and hitting a piece of furniture, bending his neck at a twisted angle. ''WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids?!''
26th Oct '16 1:19:41 AM Arivne
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* Arnie again: Douglas Quaid pulls off a sickening neck snap in the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' when he is first ambushed by the BigBad's goons after he leaves Rekall.

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* Arnie again: Douglas Quaid pulls off a two sickening neck snap snaps in the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' ''Film/TotalRecall'' when he is first ambushed by the BigBad's goons after he leaves Rekall.
20th Oct '16 5:01:21 AM tipoima
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Pearl is doing this to one of the centipeetles, while cheerfully talking to Steven.
13th Oct '16 7:24:58 AM Khathi
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** Done deliberately to a SuperSoldier in "From the Highlands". It works because 1) Anton Zilwicki is even stronger than the Scrag and 2) Anton knows exactly how and where to apply the needed force.

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** Done deliberately to a SuperSoldier in "From the Highlands". It works because 1) Anton Zilwicki is even stronger than the Scrag and 2) Anton [[WrestlerInAllOfUs knows exactly how and where where]] to apply the needed force.
8th Oct '16 7:29:00 AM Antigone3
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The frequency of this in film and TV is possibly because it offers a fairly brutal way of killing someone [[BloodlessCarnage without having]] to use or show any blood. It is also often used as storytelling shorthand for "this character is a {{Badass}}".

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The frequency of this in film and TV is possibly because it offers a fairly brutal way of killing someone [[BloodlessCarnage without having]] to use or show any blood. It is also often used as storytelling shorthand for "this character is a {{Badass}}".
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