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19th Feb '17 7:10:57 PM JohnnyHuang
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** Direct eye contact with a basilisk will instantly kill the victim. Indirect eye contact, such as through a lens or a reflection, merely paralyzes.

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** Direct eye contact with a basilisk will instantly kill the victim. Indirect eye contact, such as through a lens or a reflection, merely paralyzes.petrifies.
27th Jan '17 3:31:09 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** Ditto ''Literature/StarChallenge''. ''You'' and/or your robot are as common to be the one(s) on the receiving side as your enemies.
13th Jan '17 8:05:34 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' uses this often. Any attack that isn't charged has an incredibly high chance of this happening to it. If the godmodder doesn't [[{{Brainwashed}} brainwash them]] and turn the summon to his side instead.
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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' uses this often. Any attack that isn't charged has an incredibly high chance of this happening to it. If the godmodder doesn't [[{{Brainwashed}} brainwash them]] and turn the summon to his side instead.
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13th Jan '17 5:54:23 PM merotoker
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* The finale of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (who's the closest thing this CrapsackWorld has to a BigGood) going one on one with [[BigBad Apocalypse]], who's pounding on Magneto and asks why he doesn't fight back. Magneto responds that he can't, because he's concentrating. Apocalypse doesn't even have time to wonder what Magneto means before [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting ripped in half]].
* In ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', ComicBook/{{Rogue}} accidentally does this to Grim Reaper after absorbing WonderMan's strength. She was unprepared for just how much more powerful she'd become, and ended up snapping the villain's neck with one punch.

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* The finale of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ''ComicBook/XMen: ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (who's the closest thing this CrapsackWorld has to a BigGood) going one on one with [[BigBad Apocalypse]], ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, who's pounding on Magneto and asks why he doesn't fight back. Magneto responds that he can't, because he's concentrating. Apocalypse doesn't even have time to wonder what Magneto means before [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting ripped in half]].
* In ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', ComicBook/{{Rogue}} accidentally does this to Grim Reaper after absorbing WonderMan's ComicBook/WonderMan's strength. She was unprepared for just how much more powerful she'd become, and ended up snapping the villain's neck with one punch.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler:the Amulet spirit kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrfying demonstration of how strong the Amulet spirit is.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler:the Amulet spirit kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrfying horrifying demonstration of how strong the Amulet spirit is.]]is]].



* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset, she can insantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].

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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' ''{{FanFic/Gather}}'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset, she can insantly instantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].



* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler:Chaos easily kills Doumon by crushing her skull in his hand.]]
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9060802/1/Days-of-Futures-Past-What-Does-That-Mean-It-Kinda-Sounds-Sexy Days of Futures Past What Does That Mean It Kinda Sounds Sexy]]", [[spoiler:Naruto knocks out Superboy by throwing a cake laced with Kryptonite at his face.]]

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* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler:Chaos easily kills Doumon by crushing her skull in his hand.]]
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* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9060802/1/Days-of-Futures-Past-What-Does-That-Mean-It-Kinda-Sounds-Sexy Days of Futures Past What Does That Mean It Kinda Sounds Sexy]]", [[spoiler:Naruto knocks out Superboy by throwing a cake laced with Kryptonite at his face.]]face]].



* All but the tiniest phantoms in ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'', since they're an IntangibleMan that does CollisionDamage by ripping the soul from your body like walking through a cloud of smoke.

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* All but the tiniest phantoms in ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'', since they're an IntangibleMan [[{{Intangibility}} Intangible Man]] that does CollisionDamage by ripping the soul from your body like walking through a cloud of smoke.



* In TheDestroyer book series, the martial art of Sinanju is mostly one-hit kill moves. The (very long) series isn't entirely consistent on how much of this is based on actual precise technique targeting vital spots, and how much is because practice of Sinanju [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower raises basic physical abilities]] to the point where pretty much any imaginable attack can be used to do lethal damage.

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* In TheDestroyer Literature/TheDestroyer book series, the martial art of Sinanju is mostly one-hit kill moves. The (very long) series isn't entirely consistent on how much of this is based on actual precise technique targeting vital spots, and how much is because practice of Sinanju [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower raises basic physical abilities]] to the point where pretty much any imaginable attack can be used to do lethal damage.



* In ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' the [[OmnicidalManiac Dalek race's]] beams are this, even for other daleks, who are usually really hard to even scratch.

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* In ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' the [[OmnicidalManiac Dalek race's]] beams are this, even for other daleks, who are usually really hard to even scratch.



** Also witness [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGoQWNElahg this WWF title match between]] Wrestling/BobBacklund and [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]. Kick, Jackknife Powerbomb, match over.

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** Also witness [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGoQWNElahg com/watch?v=6AFvk3StVWQ this WWF title match between]] Wrestling/BobBacklund and [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]. Kick, Jackknife Powerbomb, match over.



* Wrestling/{{Umaga}}'s Samoan Spike.

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* Wrestling/{{Umaga}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awG8ZNPm4pk Samoan Spike.Spike]].



* {{Wrestling/Sheamus}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5tCCL5RlKk The]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQB6u7n_OJc Brogue]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2PGmPevQ74 Kick]].

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* {{Wrestling/Sheamus}}. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5tCCL5RlKk com/watch?v=bVly2Ro2Uo4 The]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQB6u7n_OJc Brogue]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2PGmPevQ74 Kick]].



** ''MarioKart'': Blue Shell

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** ''MarioKart'': ''VideoGame/MarioKart'': Blue Shell



* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Tennyo's 'death blow' can kill anything - including [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] - DeaderThanDead. Even the sub-atomic particles that made up their body simply decay into nothingness.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Tennyo's 'death blow' can kill anything - including [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s - DeaderThanDead. Even the sub-atomic particles that made up their body simply decay into nothingness.



** In the grand finale, [[spoiler: Aang's use of 'Soul Bending' borders on a peculiar sort of Have-a-Heart instant neutralization. Ty Lee was feared enough for her ability to -temporarily- kill someone's Bending. Not a 'kill', but in a world where children can throw fireballs it leaves you pretty helpless (Various big name mundanes aside) ]]
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'', the main characters use [[AllYourColorsCombined the Elements of Harmony]] twice: [[spoiler: once to take down Nightmare Moon, the evil ruler of the moon, and again on Discord, the omnipotent dark god of chaos.]]

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** In the grand finale, [[spoiler: Aang's use of 'Soul Bending' borders on a peculiar sort of Have-a-Heart instant neutralization. Ty Lee was feared enough for her ability to -temporarily- kill someone's Bending. Not a 'kill', but in a world where children can throw fireballs it leaves you pretty helpless (Various big name mundanes aside) ]]
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'', the main characters use [[AllYourColorsCombined the Elements of Harmony]] twice: [[spoiler: once to take down Nightmare Moon, the evil ruler of the moon, and again on Discord, the omnipotent dark god of chaos.]]chaos]].



* The Loch Ness Monster gets one on Bigfoot during their ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' fight when he cuts the fight short by slicing Bigfoot in half.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''
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The Loch Ness Monster gets one on Bigfoot during their ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' fight when he cuts the fight short by slicing slices Bigfoot in half.
8th Jan '17 3:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan The Death of Spider-Man]]'', the Human Torch does this to the Green Goblin. Keep in mind, that in [[UltimateMarvel this universe]], the Goblin is a nigh-invincible hulking beast with the ability to throw fireballs and ''not'' a guy in a suit as he is in most media.

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* In ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan The Death of Spider-Man]]'', the Human Torch does this to the Green Goblin. Keep in mind, that in [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel this universe]], the Goblin is a nigh-invincible hulking beast with the ability to throw fireballs and ''not'' a guy in a suit as he is in most media.
11th Dec '16 11:46:42 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Usually, the One-Hit Kill comes at a price. Sometimes it's a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which to use requires [[CastFromHitPoints Casting From Hit Points]], other times it's just [[AwesomeButImpractical really hard to pull off]], or [[DeathOrGloryAttack leaves you wide open for a counterattack]]. One-Hit Kills are a [[StockRPGSpells common spell]] in {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. In video [=RPG=]s, it's frequently a UselessUsefulSpell because of [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rates]], [[ContractualBossImmunity inability to affect bosses]], or a prohibitive cost required to cast it, if not all three combined. {{Tabletop RPG}}s, by contrast, have a history of letting [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards those pesky spellcasters]] make these spells ''insufficiently'' useless, turning many fights into a mere QuickDraw contest. In martial arts, it frequently takes the form of the TouchOfDeath. If it only works at the start of a fight, it's a BackStab. If it only works at the end of a fight, it's a FinishingMove. If ''every'' enemy attack is a one-hit kill, the protagonist is a OneHitPointWonder.

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Usually, the One-Hit Kill comes at a price. Sometimes it's a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which to use requires [[CastFromHitPoints Casting From Hit Points]], Points]] or [[CastFromLifeSpan life span]], other times it's just [[AwesomeButImpractical really hard to pull off]], or [[DeathOrGloryAttack leaves you wide open for a counterattack]]. One-Hit Kills are a [[StockRPGSpells common spell]] in {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. In video [=RPG=]s, it's frequently a UselessUsefulSpell because of [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rates]], [[ContractualBossImmunity inability to affect bosses]], or a prohibitive cost required to cast it, if not all three combined. {{Tabletop RPG}}s, by contrast, have a history of letting [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards those pesky spellcasters]] make these spells ''insufficiently'' useless, turning many fights into a mere QuickDraw contest. In martial arts, it frequently takes the form of the TouchOfDeath. If it only works at the start of a fight, it's a BackStab. If it only works at the end of a fight, it's a FinishingMove. If ''every'' enemy attack is a one-hit kill, the protagonist is a OneHitPointWonder.
21st Oct '16 2:32:36 AM 59Efra
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* A simple roundhouse kick to the head is a staple of the Japanese shoot-style finishing offensive. It's credible enough to pass for a real KO, and the UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts world has taught us that it's indeed as powerful. This is seen in Wrestling/YoshiTatsu's debut match in WWE's ECW against Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin. Benjamin got distracted at the beginning of the match with mocking Tatsu's Japanese salute... and hitting the roundhouse kick was all Yoshi had to do for the win.

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* A simple roundhouse kick to the head is a staple of the Japanese shoot-style finishing offensive. It's credible enough to pass for a real KO, and the UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts world has taught us that it's indeed as powerful. This is seen in Wrestling/YoshiTatsu's debut match in WWE's ECW against Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin.[[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Shelton Benjamin]]. Benjamin got distracted at the beginning of the match with mocking Tatsu's Japanese salute... and hitting the roundhouse kick was all Yoshi had to do for the win.
4th Oct '16 8:08:17 PM MyFinalEdits
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* A simple roundhouse kick to the head is a staple of the Japanese shoot-style finishing offensive. It's credible enough to pass for a real KO, and the UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts world has taught us that it's indeed as powerful.
** Seen in Wrestling/YoshiTatsu's debut match in WWE's ECW against Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin. Benjamin got distracted at the beginning of the match with mocking Tatsu's Japanese salute... and hitting the roundhouse kick was all Yoshi had to do for the win.

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* A simple roundhouse kick to the head is a staple of the Japanese shoot-style finishing offensive. It's credible enough to pass for a real KO, and the UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts world has taught us that it's indeed as powerful.
** Seen
powerful. This is seen in Wrestling/YoshiTatsu's debut match in WWE's ECW against Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin. Benjamin got distracted at the beginning of the match with mocking Tatsu's Japanese salute... and hitting the roundhouse kick was all Yoshi had to do for the win.
4th Oct '16 1:29:43 AM 59Efra
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** Seen in Wrestling/YoshiTatsu's debut match in WWE's ECW against Wrestling/SheltonBenjamin. Benjamin got distracted at the beginning of the match with mocking Tatsu's Japanese salute... and hitting the roundhouse kick was all Yoshi had to do for the win.
23rd Sep '16 8:39:48 AM Luigifan
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Usually, the One-Hit Kill comes at a price. Sometimes it's a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which to use requires [[CastFromHitPoints Casting From Hit Points]], other times it's just really hard to pull off, or leaves you wide open for a counterattack. One-Hit Kills are a [[StockRPGSpells common spell]] in {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. In video [=RPG=]s, it's frequently a UselessUsefulSpell because of [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rates]], [[ContractualBossImmunity inability to affect bosses]], or a prohibitive cost required to cast it, if not all three combined. {{Tabletop RPG}}s, by contrast, have a history of letting [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards those pesky spellcasters]] make these spells ''insufficiently'' useless, turning many fights into a mere QuickDraw contest. In martial arts, it frequently takes the form of the TouchOfDeath. If it only works at the start of a fight, it's a BackStab. If it only works at the end of a fight, it's a FinishingMove. If ''every'' enemy attack is a one-hit kill, the protagonist is a OneHitPointWonder.

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Usually, the One-Hit Kill comes at a price. Sometimes it's a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which to use requires [[CastFromHitPoints Casting From Hit Points]], other times it's just [[AwesomeButImpractical really hard to pull off, off]], or [[DeathOrGloryAttack leaves you wide open for a counterattack.counterattack]]. One-Hit Kills are a [[StockRPGSpells common spell]] in {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. In video [=RPG=]s, it's frequently a UselessUsefulSpell because of [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rates]], [[ContractualBossImmunity inability to affect bosses]], or a prohibitive cost required to cast it, if not all three combined. {{Tabletop RPG}}s, by contrast, have a history of letting [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards those pesky spellcasters]] make these spells ''insufficiently'' useless, turning many fights into a mere QuickDraw contest. In martial arts, it frequently takes the form of the TouchOfDeath. If it only works at the start of a fight, it's a BackStab. If it only works at the end of a fight, it's a FinishingMove. If ''every'' enemy attack is a one-hit kill, the protagonist is a OneHitPointWonder.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler: the Amulet spirit kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrfying demonstration of how strong the Amulet spirit is.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Amulet spirit kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrfying demonstration of how strong the Amulet spirit is.]]



* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can insantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
* Naruto gets to deal one of these out to [[spoiler:Sasuke]] in the AlternateHistory fic ''Fanfic/{{Team 8}}'' during the Chuunin Exam preliminary battles (it's a knockout instead of a kill). It's [[AllThereInTheManual fully explained in author's notes later on]], given the context of the fight--[[spoiler:Sasuke was still recovering from Orochimaru's seal being applied (and then removed), Naruto just watched Neji beat Hinata half to death in their preliminary battle and was [[TrueCompanions understandably pissed off]], and Sasuke crossed a line ''he should not have crossed'']]:

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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset powerset, she can insantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
* Naruto gets to deal one of these out to [[spoiler:Sasuke]] in the AlternateHistory fic ''Fanfic/{{Team 8}}'' during the Chuunin Exam preliminary battles (it's a knockout instead of a kill). It's [[AllThereInTheManual fully explained in author's notes later on]], given the context of the fight--[[spoiler:Sasuke fight -- [[spoiler:Sasuke was still recovering from Orochimaru's seal being applied (and then removed), Naruto just watched Neji beat Hinata half to death in their preliminary battle and was [[TrueCompanions understandably pissed off]], and Sasuke crossed a line ''he should not have crossed'']]:



* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler: Chaos easily kills Doumon by crushing her skull in his hand.]]
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9060802/1/Days-of-Futures-Past-What-Does-That-Mean-It-Kinda-Sounds-Sexy Days of Futures Past What Does That Mean It Kinda Sounds Sexy]]", [[spoiler: Naruto knocks out Superboy by throwing a cake laced with Kryptonite at his face.]]

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* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler: Chaos [[spoiler:Chaos easily kills Doumon by crushing her skull in his hand.]]
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9060802/1/Days-of-Futures-Past-What-Does-That-Mean-It-Kinda-Sounds-Sexy Days of Futures Past What Does That Mean It Kinda Sounds Sexy]]", [[spoiler: Naruto [[spoiler:Naruto knocks out Superboy by throwing a cake laced with Kryptonite at his face.]]



** The Death Star plays this both ways. One shot from the superlaser at a target ''planet'' creates the planetary equivalent of the ChunkySalsaRule. Whereas a single proton torpedo to the thermal exhaust port, and the Death Star--the size of a moon with a crew numbering in the millions--turns itself into a planet-sized firework.

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** The Death Star plays this both ways. One shot from the superlaser at a target ''planet'' creates [[EarthShatteringKaboom the planetary equivalent equivalent]] of the ChunkySalsaRule. Whereas a single proton torpedo to the thermal exhaust port, and the Death Star--the Star -- the size of a moon with a crew numbering in the millions--turns millions -- turns itself into a planet-sized firework.



* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} possesses the "Spiral Ray" in a few of his later incarnations, a supercharged, red/orange-colored variant of his normal light-blue atomic BreathWeapon. It proved capable of annihilating some of Godzilla's most powerful foes ever (such as Super Mechagodzilla, Spacegodzilla, and Kaiser Ghidorah) within seconds. The one and only time it did not provide an immediate victory was when used against Destoroyah - and that was when it was being used for the duration of the entire climactic battle - which [[TheWorfBarrage demonstrated how amazingly dangerous Destoroyah really was]].
* TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies [[spoiler: As you may know after reading the book, the [[DiskOneFinalBoss dragon Smaug]] gets instantly killed by Bard after being pierced by the Black Arrow on the [[AchillesHeel scaleless skin spot of its chest]] ]].

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* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} possesses the "Spiral Ray" in a few of his later incarnations, a supercharged, red/orange-colored variant of his normal light-blue atomic BreathWeapon. It proved capable of annihilating some of Godzilla's most powerful foes ever (such as Super Mechagodzilla, Spacegodzilla, and Kaiser Ghidorah) within seconds. The one and only time it did not provide an immediate victory was when used against Destoroyah - -- and that was when it was being used for the duration of the entire climactic battle - -- which [[TheWorfBarrage demonstrated how amazingly dangerous Destoroyah really was]].
* TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies [[spoiler: As TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies: [[spoiler:as you may know after reading the book, the [[DiskOneFinalBoss dragon Smaug]] gets instantly killed by Bard after being pierced by the Black Arrow on the [[AchillesHeel scaleless skin spot of its chest]] ]].chest]]]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Galvatron [[spoiler:kills Starscream with one shot.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Galvatron [[spoiler:kills Starscream with one shot.]]shot]].



** The best Choose Your Own Adventures were better known for their creatively gory endings to your life than for their successful endings.

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** The best Choose Your Own Adventures were better known for their creatively gory [[HaveANiceDeath creatively]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gory]] [[TheManyDeathsOfYou endings to your life life]] than for their successful endings.



** Avada Kedavra, a.k.a. the Killing Curse, from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. [[UnblockableAttack In nearly all circumstances, the only way to survive it is to not be hit]]. The fact that the title character survived it as a child is what made him a legend ("The Boy Who Lived") in the wizarding world. Quirrell in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' all but uses the trope name when he describes it as BoringButPractical

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** Avada Kedavra, a.k.a. the Killing Curse, from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. [[UnblockableAttack In nearly all circumstances, the only way to survive it is to not be hit]]. The fact that the title character survived it as a child is what made him a legend ("The Boy Who Lived") in the wizarding world. Quirrell in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' all but uses the trope name when he describes it as BoringButPractical BoringButPractical.



** The scream of a mature mandrake will instantly kill anyone who hears it. [[spoiler: During the final battle, the seventh year Herbology students start [[GoodIsNotSoft throwing them out the windows and right onto the Death Eaters]].]]

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** The scream of a mature mandrake will instantly kill anyone who hears it. [[spoiler: During [[spoiler:During the final battle, the seventh year Herbology students start [[GoodIsNotSoft throwing them out the windows and right onto the Death Eaters]].]]



* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's novel "The Eternal Champion", when [[spoiler:the Eldren]] use their ultimate weapon [[spoiler:a high-powered energy gun]] against their opponents, who are using classic Middle Ages armor, their attack is a OneHitPolyKill, obliterating entire lines of their opponents each shot.

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* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's novel "The Eternal Champion", when [[spoiler:the Eldren]] use their ultimate weapon weapon, [[spoiler:a high-powered energy gun]] gun]], against their opponents, who are using classic Middle Ages armor, their attack is a OneHitPolyKill, obliterating entire lines of their opponents each shot.



* "Morganti" weapons in ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' all destroy the soul of the victim upon entry, making revivification impossible, and also making it impossible for the victim to travel the Paths of The Dead to the afterworld. (Assuming the victim has a means of both suiciding and entirely disassociating their soul from their body before contact - a never certain process, aside from its obvious drawbacks - they damage the corpse as an ordinary weapon of their type.)

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* "Morganti" weapons in ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' all destroy the soul of the victim upon entry, making revivification impossible, and also making it impossible for the victim to travel the Paths of The Dead to the afterworld. (Assuming the victim has a means of both suiciding and entirely disassociating their soul from their body before contact - -- a never certain process, aside from its obvious drawbacks - -- they damage the corpse as an ordinary weapon of their type.)



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', it's not that [[BlackKnight Gregor Clegane]] has any magical trick or secret technique that suddenly turns him deadly. He's just ''that'' [[TheBigGuy big]], [[WorldsStrongestMan strong]] and able to wear [[MadeOfIron so much armour]] and wield a ''cavalry'' weapon that's just ''[[{{BFS}} that big]]'' (while he's on foot; in a single hand, no less) in such a way to lay waste to even the most heavily armoured of knights in one swing thanks to the sheer ''power'' he can put behind it. Now, add a horse's mass and velocity to this equation... If he makes contact, you're dead (and, probably even the guy next to you and the one next to him). It's simple physics and [[AxCrazy psychotics]]. The downside is that he isn't the [[MightyGlacier fastest]] ([[FasterThanTheyLook still faster than you'd expect]], considering how much he and his poor horse hauls about) and he suffers chronic physical pain thanks to his gigantism for which he's on constant medication. But, if you think that's a bonus, it just means you need to hurt him more (all while dodging the inevitable) for him to register it.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', it's not that [[BlackKnight Gregor Clegane]] has any magical trick or secret technique that suddenly turns him deadly. He's just ''that'' [[TheBigGuy big]], [[WorldsStrongestMan strong]] strong]], and able to wear [[MadeOfIron so much armour]] and wield a ''cavalry'' weapon that's just ''[[{{BFS}} that big]]'' (while he's on foot; [[OneHandedZweihander in a single hand, hand]], no less) in such a way to lay waste to even the most heavily armoured of knights in one swing thanks to the sheer ''power'' he can put behind it. Now, add a horse's mass and velocity to this equation... If he makes contact, you're dead (and, probably even the guy next to you and the one next to him). It's simple physics and [[AxCrazy psychotics]]. The downside is that he isn't the [[MightyGlacier fastest]] ([[FasterThanTheyLook still faster than you'd expect]], considering how much he and his poor horse hauls about) and he suffers chronic physical pain thanks to his gigantism for which he's on constant medication. But, if you think that's a bonus, it just means you need to hurt him more (all while dodging the inevitable) for him to register it.
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