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4th Feb '18 9:05:38 AM ReaderAt2046
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', Cat Noir's Cataclysm power will almost instantly destroy anything he touches. As we are reminded every time he ends up BrainwashedAndCrazy, this very much could include human beings.
4th Feb '18 8:10:07 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As Bronn stated, one can attempt to fight Gregor by out-maneuvering him. But if he gets one hit in, that person is dead. This is illustrated in "The Mountain and the Viper." After spending an entire fight flailing at— and missing— the much more nimble Oberyn Martell, Gregor manages to get his hands on him and ends the fight in seconds.
3rd Jan '18 11:02:32 PM ironcommando
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With bladed weapons, cinematic representation of this trope often becomes a SingleStrokeBattle. See also ChunkySalsaRule. Often a DeathOrGloryAttack. Compare CoupDeGrace. Note that if the battle is laughably brief because the attacker is much more powerful, as opposed to simply using an instant-death weapon, it's a CurbStompBattle.

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With bladed weapons, cinematic representation of this trope often becomes a SingleStrokeBattle. See also ChunkySalsaRule. Often a DeathOrGloryAttack. Compare CoupDeGrace. Note that if the battle is laughably brief because the attacker is much more powerful, as opposed to simply using an instant-death weapon, it's a CurbStompBattle.
CurbStompBattle. Compare/Contrast HPToOne, where the attack is merciful enough to spare a single HitPoint.
30th Dec '17 5:34:02 PM CV12Hornet
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* Similarly, anything that penetrates the armor of a [[TankGoodness tank]] will kill it, or at best take it out of action for the duration of the battle. This is because tanks are very compact vehicles, so anything that gets through the armor is going to hit something important. Increasingly, this “something important” is the crew itself.
15th Dec '17 4:12:50 PM BloodPlum
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* In ''FanFic/SugarPlums'' this is how most of Ume's fights end. It's noted this is because she's [[WeakButSkilled weaker than most shinobi by default]], thus unlike other shinobi who will prod and test opponents to conserve energy in case they have to run away or fight other opponents she will go [[CombatPragmatist all out immediately]]. It's only because of this trait she's able to kill objectively stronger opponents at all and even then it'll usually come at a [[HeroicRRRD cost.]]

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* In ''FanFic/SugarPlums'' this is how most of Ume's fights end. It's noted this is because she's [[WeakButSkilled weaker than most shinobi by default]], thus unlike other shinobi who will prod and test opponents to conserve energy in case they have to run away or fight other opponents she will go [[CombatPragmatist all out immediately]]. It's only because of this trait she's able to kill objectively stronger opponents at all and even then it'll usually come at a [[HeroicRRRD [[HeroicRROD cost.]]
15th Dec '17 4:12:31 PM BloodPlum
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* In ''FanFic/SugarPlums'' this is how most of Ume's fights end. It's noted this is because she's [[WeakButSkilled weaker than most shinobi by default]], thus unlike other shinobi who will prod and test opponents to conserve energy in case they have to run away or fight other opponents she will go [[CombatPragmatist all out immediately]]. It's only because of this trait she's able to kill objectively stronger opponents at all and even then it'll usually come at a [[HeroicRRRD cost.]]
9th Dec '17 10:11:19 PM NexusLQ
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** General Grievous from [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Revenge of The Sith]] survived mutiple Lightsaber strikes and having his arms sliced off thanks to being a {{Cyborg}}. But thanks to his heart being [[AttackItsWeakPoint left vulnerable]] Obi-Wan just kills him dead with [[FrickinLaserBeams common blaster]].

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** General Grievous from [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Revenge of The Sith]] survived mutiple Lightsaber strikes and having his arms sliced off thanks to being a {{Cyborg}}. But thanks to his heart being [[AttackItsWeakPoint left vulnerable]] Obi-Wan just kills shoots him dead with [[FrickinLaserBeams common blaster]].


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** There's a very memorial scene in the 9th Doctor's first Dalek episode where a room full of soldiers shoot at Dalek [[ImmunetoBullets uselessly]] and the instead shooting back the Dalek just hits the fire sprinkler on and shoots one death beam and [[ElectrifiedBathtub electrifying all the wet soldiers in one]].


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* Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}, every single [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] goes down ([[NoBodyLeftBehind turns to dust]]) with one stab of a wooden stake (or sharp wooden object) to the heart. ''Usually'' there's a drawn out fight at the very least to showcase Vampires as powerful foes, then at other times they get staked instantly, some don't even make it out of their own graves before Buffy dusts them. [[WeakenedbytheLight Sunlight]] also ends Vamp-fights quickly e.g Russel Winters in the first episode of Series/{{Angel}} who [[DestinationDefenestration is pushed out]] a skyscraper's window by titular hero and doesn't make it to the ground.
** Despite how much a threat they are played up to be, most of TheBigBad(s) in both Buffy and Angel are taken out in one attack such as as The Master, The Judge, The Beast and Jasmine.
** [[spoiler: Before [[Anime/OnePunchMan Saitama]] there was [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vampirediaries/images/8/89/Illyria%27s_punch.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130818205509 Illyria]] in Angel series 5]].
9th Dec '17 9:23:11 PM NexusLQ
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* Likely the TropeCodifier in Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk when Indy is searching for [[OldFlame Marion]] the crowd parts and and a black swordsmen with scimitar shows off his skill ready to fight the Professor but Indy casually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyBtMxZgQs pulls out his gun and blows him away]]... making it's place in movie history. Hilarious practicality aside, this scene originally was gonna have Indy face the swordsmen for real in choreographed fight scene which would've taken three days to film and taken the studio over budget. Until Harrison Ford wisely suggested to Spielberg that he just "''Just shoot the sucker''".

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* Likely the TropeCodifier in Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk when Indy is searching for [[OldFlame Marion]] the crowd parts and and to reveal a black swordsmen with scimitar shows is s off his skill ready to fight the Professor but Indy casually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyBtMxZgQs pulls out his gun and blows him away]]... making it's place in movie history. Hilarious practicality aside, this scene originally was gonna have Indy face the swordsmen for real in choreographed fight scene which would've taken three days to film and taken blown the studio over budget. Until Harrison Ford wisely suggested to Spielberg that he just "''Just shoot the sucker''".
8th Dec '17 10:29:47 PM NexusLQ
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*** Grey Hulk had a memorial "encounter" Cosmic Spider-Man, aka [[HurlItIntoTheSun punched into space]].

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*** Grey Hulk had a memorial "encounter" Cosmic Spider-Man, aka [[HurlItIntoTheSun [[MegatonPunch punched into space]]. space]].



** It's revealed in ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, that Peter [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength is holding back]] ''all the time'' as Doc-Ock discovered [[GrandTheftMe when took over Peter's body]] and punched Scorpion in the face [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/13/134553/3490716-screen+shot+2013-12-07+at+11.13.27+pm.png tearing his jaw off]].

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** It's revealed in ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, that Peter [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength is holding back]] ''all the time'' as as Doc-Ock discovered [[GrandTheftMe when took over Peter's body]] and punched Scorpion in the face [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/13/134553/3490716-screen+shot+2013-12-07+at+11.13.27+pm.png tearing his jaw off]].


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* Likely the TropeCodifier in Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk when Indy is searching for [[OldFlame Marion]] the crowd parts and and a black swordsmen with scimitar shows off his skill ready to fight the Professor but Indy casually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyBtMxZgQs pulls out his gun and blows him away]]... making it's place in movie history. Hilarious practicality aside, this scene originally was gonna have Indy face the swordsmen for real in choreographed fight scene which would've taken three days to film and taken the studio over budget. Until Harrison Ford wisely suggested to Spielberg that he just "''Just shoot the sucker''".


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** Despite how badass and unique Darth Maul is in the otherwise lame [[Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]] many forget he is the ''only'' major film antagonist to be taken out ([[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]]) in one slash by Obi-Wan. Kylo Ren (BigBadWannabe) in The Force Awakens in contrast got up again after taking a slash to face from Rey's Lightsaber strike.
** General Grievous from [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Revenge of The Sith]] survived mutiple Lightsaber strikes and having his arms sliced off thanks to being a {{Cyborg}}. But thanks to his heart being [[AttackItsWeakPoint left vulnerable]] Obi-Wan just kills him dead with [[FrickinLaserBeams common blaster]].
--> '''Kenobi''': (throwing the blaster away) [[BondOneLiner So uncivilized]].
8th Dec '17 9:15:43 PM NexusLQ
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* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. Bats ends the fight with [[MemeticMutation one punch!]]

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* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e1/b4/fe/e1b4fe023fc5f3445e00586daf30f170.jpg Bats ends ends]] the fight with [[MemeticMutation one punch!]]punch!]]
** Done [[ShoutOut again]], in ''ComicBook/{{Injustice}}'' with [[ComicBook/HellBlazer John Constantine]] taking the Garder's place... [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/batman-takes-out-constantine-with-one-punch-4.jpg on the floor]].
** When Batman gets his powers swapped with Superman viva ''Banshee'', he gets brutal ''one-hit'' [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/batman-vs-bane-superbat-4.jpg payback]] against poor ComicBook/{{Bane}}. The time where [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HoistHeroOverHead Bane broke Batman]] looks tame in comparison.
* Thanks to ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s near-unstoppable SuperStrength, anytime he's [[BewareTheNiceOnes serious]] or [[BerserkButton enraged]] almost ''all'' his confrontations becomes this. The WhatIf scenarios with Supes fighting Batman, [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/118094/3085898-9536688289-super.jpg tend to end quickly]] unless Batman is [[TheStrategist crazy prepared]] prior to facing Superman. There's also Joker's death in ''ComicBook/{{Injustice}}'' aka the [[http://cdn1us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/article_width/public/2016/06/injustice_deaths_joker.jpg?itok=ZoFO6Hlm "Superman high five"]].
** However if it's a reversal and it's Superman going down in one attack, it's usually a DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moment or at worst TheWorfEffect. Though [[KryptoniteFactor Kryptonite]] is more often used to this effect
*** ComicBook/TheFlash's introduction in the ComicBook/New52, invoked this, since Supes was previous [[CurbStompBattle mopping the floor]] with Batman and Green Lantern and Barry Allen instantly [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/superman-and-the-flash_s-first-meeting-new-52-1.jpg turning the tables]] with his SuperSpeed. However it's reversed again with Superman's FingerPokeOfDoom sending Flash flying.
*** Great example in Superman and Wonder Woman "''Power Couple''", where Superman meets [[PhysicalGod Apollo]] the Sun God and in response for Clark threatening Apollo after he insulted Diana, the god [[http://i.imgur.com/MGtFqrt.jpg?1 effortlessly bitchslaps Superman across the room]]. Apollo ''might've'' won that if didn't also use his [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar powers]] on Superman... [[FeedItwithFire which was a very bad idea]].
*** A completely straight example comes from [[Franchise/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]] of all people [[https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eZFxq6Xy4Mg/VhJyE46YNxI/AAAAAAAAHTA/B-hxVzgWVaI/s640/Hero-Envy-superman%2Bvs%2Bhe-man9c.jpg who takes out]] a possessed Superman with one stab of [[CoolSword The Power Sword]] in a crossover. By the power of gray skull people.



* In ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan The Death of Spider-Man]]'', the Human Torch does this to the Green Goblin. Keep in mind, that in [[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.
** Though this then shifts into BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, when Goblin - who's fire powered in the Ultimate universe - comes back from this bigger and stronger than ever, allowing him to fulfill the name of the arc.
** Later in that same arc, Peter Parker shows up, bleeding from a gunshot wound, and takes the Vulture out for a while with one web.

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* Despite being touted as "Street-level" ComicBook/SpiderMan has done this ''alot'', likely due to Spidey has the necessary [[SuperStrength strength]] to knock ComicBook/TheHulk around the more average (or higher) foes don't stand a chance when Peter Parker [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry gets serious]].
** Early (and awesome) example with [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] who made the dear mistake of challenging Peter to a boxing match, Peter ''tried'' using just a fraction of his strength to end bout before Flash got hurt. But even a love tap from Peter sent [[https://i.stack.imgur.com/nDuRR.jpg Flash flying]].
*** Grey Hulk had a memorial "encounter" Cosmic Spider-Man, aka [[HurlItIntoTheSun punched into space]].
*** The poor [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11114/111142536/4068785-spiderman_t-rex.jpg T-rex]] who met Spidey in in the [[HungryJungle Savage Land]].
*** Very satisfying example in ComicBook/DarkReign where Norman Osborn who had [[VillainousBreakdown long since gone off the deep end]], was ranting madly and was [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4irVuZamOhA/S7y4NPN-iVI/AAAAAAAAA9M/eDGTL0uIagw/s1600/Blog+Sunday+7feb10+360.jpg quickly]] [[ShutUpHannibal silenced]] by his ArchEnemy.
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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 [[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.
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media. Though this then shifts into BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, when Goblin - who's fire powered in the Ultimate universe - comes back from this bigger and stronger than ever, allowing him to fulfill the name of the arc.
** *** Later in that same arc, Peter Parker shows up, bleeding from a gunshot wound, and takes the Vulture out for a while with one web.web.
** It's revealed in ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, that Peter [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength is holding back]] ''all the time'' as Doc-Ock discovered [[GrandTheftMe when took over Peter's body]] and punched Scorpion in the face [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/13/134553/3490716-screen+shot+2013-12-07+at+11.13.27+pm.png tearing his jaw off]].
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