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19th Feb '17 12:19:22 AM jameygamer
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* This is a way people die in the ''Film/FinalDestination'' series, whether it be by a piece of shrapnel slicing their head off, or getting it cut off in an elevator.
19th Feb '17 12:18:08 AM jameygamer
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* In the first ''Film/FinalDestination1'' film, one of the characters was killed this way by an incoming sharp object caused by the train.

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* ''Film/FinalDestination'':
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In the first ''Film/FinalDestination1'' film, one of the characters was killed this way by an incoming sharp object caused by the train.train.
** This happens to Nora Carpenter in ''Film/FinalDestination2''. Thanks to getting her hair caught in a man's prosthetic hook box, she gets her head trapped between elevator doors, the ceiling, and the elevator floor, and it chokes and slices her head off.
12th Feb '17 4:17:53 AM Rainbowdash55
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* In a non-death example, Sushi chefs usually cut off the heads of freshly caught fish before preparing it.
31st Jan '17 6:59:46 PM Kafkesque
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has this as the default punishment for breaking the laws of magic. Wardens typically carry a CoolSword for this purpose, since even they are beholden to the law that ThouShaltNotKill Using Magic.
18th Jan '17 8:46:40 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'', this happens to one Mook during a fight with Brock.
-->'''[[NoSympathy Random Henchman]]''': ''[[DullSurprise (casually)]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfIndifference Oh, he's dead.]]

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* In Episode 3 of ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'', this happens to one Mook during a fight with Brock.
-->'''[[NoSympathy Random Henchman]]''': ''[[DullSurprise (casually)]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfIndifference Oh, -->'''Random Henchman:''' [[OhCrap Oh yeah, he's dead.]]
15th Jan '17 4:18:00 PM modgethanc
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* Anakin's decapitation of Count Dooku in ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]]'', Mace Windu's killing of Jango Fett in ''[[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]]'', and Luke's fight with the shadow form of Darth Vader in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.

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* This trope is not uncommon in ''Franchise/StarWars'' thanks to the iconic LaserBlade weapon, the lightsaber.
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Anakin's decapitation execution of Count Dooku in ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]]'', III]]''.
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Mace Windu's killing of Jango Fett in ''[[Film/AttackOfTheClones Episode II]]'', and II]]''.
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Luke's fight with the shadow [[ShadowArchetype shadow]] form of Darth Vader in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** Also in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' Yoda beheads a couple of stormtroopers sent to assassinate him, and Mace Windu attempts to do this to Darth Sidious, but is [[SaveTheVillain prevented]] (ironically, considering what he did to Count Dooku) by Anakin.
** Many, many droids get beheaded throughout the prequel movies, since the Jedi don't have the same compunctions about destroying them versus killing a sentient being.
13th Jan '17 8:58:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Another favorite kind of death in Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' series, especially as the Steel Ministry loves to dual-wield obsidian axes. There are the mass executions in ''The Final Empire'', the first Steel Minister seen killed, and most brutally to the reader [[spoiler: Elend Venture, possibly intentionally on his part]] at the climax of ''Hero of Ages''.

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* Another favorite kind of death in Brandon Sanderson's ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' series, especially as the Steel Ministry loves to dual-wield obsidian axes. There are the mass executions in ''The Final Empire'', the first Steel Minister seen killed, and most brutally to the reader [[spoiler: Elend Venture, possibly intentionally on his part]] at the climax of ''Hero of Ages''.
2nd Jan '17 6:47:00 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'';
** [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]] kills Anatoly Ranskahov by beating him unconscious, then bashing his head in with a car door until it snaps clean off the neck.
** Stick does it twice: in his titular episode in season 1, he cuts off a Yakuza gangster's hand, gets him to reveal where the Black Sky is headed, then decapitates him. In the season 2 finale, after Matt pitches Nobu off the rooftop, Stick finishes him off by slicing his head off.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'';
** [[ComicBook/TheKingpin
2015}}'':
**In "In the Blood,"
Wilson Fisk]] Fisk kills Anatoly Ranskahov by beating him unconscious, then bashing his head in with a car door until it snaps clean off the neck.
** Stick does it twice: in his **In Stick's titular episode in season 1, [[{{Fingore}} he cuts off a Yakuza gangster's hand, hand]], gets him to reveal where the Black Sky is headed, then decapitates him. In him.
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the season 2 finale, finale "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen," after Matt pitches Nobu off the rooftop, rooftop. Nobu survives, so Stick finishes him off by slicing his head off.
30th Dec '16 8:24:04 AM SutairuMasuta
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** In Season 6, [[WorldsStrongestMan Gregor Clegane]] shows off his even more impressive strength as [[TheUndead Robert Strong]] by casually tossing aside a Sparrow (religious follower, not the bird), and nearly effortlessly ripping his head off, ''with his bare hands''.

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** In Season 6, [[WorldsStrongestMan Gregor Clegane]] shows off his even more impressive strength as [[TheUndead Robert Strong]] by casually tossing aside a Sparrow (religious follower, not the bird), and nearly effortlessly ripping his head off, ''with his bare hands''.hands'', while his younger brother Sandor decapitates a Brotherhood marauder in one swing with a wood axe.
27th Dec '16 4:59:07 PM foxley
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