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20th Jun '18 9:06:57 PM DanielCase
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* A rare real-life example outside a military context is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commotio_cordis commotio cordis]]''. If a blow strong enough strikes a small region of the chest between the 2nd and 4th ribs during a 15-millisecond window in the heartbeat cycle, the heart rhythm will be disrupted and cardiac arrest will ensue. While this probably can't be induced during a real fight due to the coincidences involved, it has happened to hockey, lacrosse[[note]]the reason defensemen in that sport are no longer allowed to step into the crease and play goalie when the actual goalie and his mandatory chest protector are elsewhere[[/note]] and baseball players who have been hit by shots or hits. Lacrosse players [[https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/11/sports/lacrosse-a-ball-strikes-a-chest-on-the-field-and-a-young-life-is-lost.html have]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-03-19/sports/0403190136_1_lacrosse-chest-commotio-cordis died]] from this.

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* A rare real-life example outside a military context is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commotio_cordis commotio cordis]]''. If [[PrecisionCrash a blow strong enough strikes a small region of the chest between the 2nd and 4th ribs during a 15-millisecond window in the heartbeat cycle, cycle]], the heart rhythm will be disrupted and cardiac arrest will ensue. While this probably can't be induced during a real fight due to the coincidences involved, it has happened to hockey, lacrosse[[note]]the reason defensemen in that sport are no longer allowed to step into the crease and play goalie when the actual goalie and his mandatory chest protector are elsewhere[[/note]] and baseball players who have been hit by shots or hits. Lacrosse players [[https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/11/sports/lacrosse-a-ball-strikes-a-chest-on-the-field-and-a-young-life-is-lost.html have]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-03-19/sports/0403190136_1_lacrosse-chest-commotio-cordis died]] from this.
20th Jun '18 9:02:44 PM DanielCase
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* It is very possible, if very rare, to cause someone to go into fibrillation (heart beating so rapidly and without any rhythm, such that it doesn't actually pump any blood) simply from hitting them in the right place, with the right force, at the right point of a heartbeat. It doesn't even have to be a hard hit. It is unfortunately common in athletes. One minute they're active, then they get what seems to be a hard bump to the chest, and then they're down and out. Of course, CPR and defibrillation, as well as quick medical treatment has a chance of bringing them back. But for all intents and purposes, until their heartbeat goes back to normal, they are dead.

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* It A rare real-life example outside a military context is very possible, if very rare, to cause someone to go into fibrillation (heart beating so rapidly ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commotio_cordis commotio cordis]]''. If a blow strong enough strikes a small region of the chest between the 2nd and without any rhythm, such that it doesn't actually pump any blood) simply from hitting them 4th ribs during a 15-millisecond window in the right place, with the right force, at the right point of a heartbeat. It doesn't even have to be a hard hit. It is unfortunately common in athletes. One minute they're active, then they get what seems to be a hard bump to the chest, and then they're down and out. Of course, CPR and defibrillation, as well as quick medical treatment has a chance of bringing them back. But for all intents and purposes, until their heartbeat goes back cycle, the heart rhythm will be disrupted and cardiac arrest will ensue. While this probably can't be induced during a real fight due to normal, they the coincidences involved, it has happened to hockey, lacrosse[[note]]the reason defensemen in that sport are dead.no longer allowed to step into the crease and play goalie when the actual goalie and his mandatory chest protector are elsewhere[[/note]] and baseball players who have been hit by shots or hits. Lacrosse players [[https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/11/sports/lacrosse-a-ball-strikes-a-chest-on-the-field-and-a-young-life-is-lost.html have]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-03-19/sports/0403190136_1_lacrosse-chest-commotio-cordis died]] from this.



* A rare real-life example outside a military context is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commotio_cordis commotio cordis]]''. If a blow strong enough strikes a small region of the chest between the 2nd and 4th ribs during a 15-millisecond window in the heartbeat cycle, the heart rhythm will be disrupted and cardiac arrest will ensue. While this probably can't be induced during a real fight due to the coincidences involved, it has happened to hockey, lacrosse[[note]]the reason defensemen in that sport are no longer allowed to step into the crease and play goalie when the actual goalie and his mandatory chest protector are elsewhere[[/note]] and baseball players who have been hit by shots or hits. Lacrosse players [[https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/11/sports/lacrosse-a-ball-strikes-a-chest-on-the-field-and-a-young-life-is-lost.html have]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-03-19/sports/0403190136_1_lacrosse-chest-commotio-cordis died]] from this.
20th Jun '18 9:01:10 PM DanielCase
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* A rare real-life example outside a military context is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commotio_cordis commotio cordis]]''. If a blow strong enough strikes a small region of the chest between the 2nd and 4th ribs during a 15-millisecond window in the heartbeat cycle, the heart rhythm will be disrupted and cardiac arrest will ensue. While this probably can't be induced during a real fight due to the coincidences involved, it has happened to hockey, lacrosse[[note]]the reason defensemen in that sport are no longer allowed to step into the crease and play goalie when the actual goalie and his mandatory chest protector are elsewhere[[/note]] and baseball players who have been hit by shots or hits. Lacrosse players [[https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/11/sports/lacrosse-a-ball-strikes-a-chest-on-the-field-and-a-young-life-is-lost.html have]] [[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-03-19/sports/0403190136_1_lacrosse-chest-commotio-cordis died]] from this.
16th Mar '18 10:51:14 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Overlord of Evil can fire a small laser that annialates whoever is hit. Unless you have ResurrectiveImmortality like Melissa, you're done for.
14th Mar '18 7:29:44 PM FiliasCupio
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* It is entirely possible to kill or knock out a person instantly with a single surprisingly gentle blow. However, beyond accidental cases there is [[http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040521.html little evidence for the existence of a reliable martial technique]]. Chances of an instant knockout are significant if any highly trained fighter is given a reason to go all out against an opponent with little or no conditioning. Even if the attacker has no training, (un)lucky hits can lethally aggravate a pre-existing condition (aneurysms are particularly infamous) and kill in short order.

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* It is entirely possible to kill or knock out a person instantly with a single surprisingly gentle blow. However, beyond accidental cases there is [[http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040521.html little evidence for the existence of a reliable martial technique]]. Chances of an instant knockout are significant if any highly trained fighter is given a reason to go all out against an opponent with little or no conditioning. Even if the attacker has no training, (un)lucky hits can lethally aggravate a pre-existing condition (aneurysms are particularly infamous) and kill in short order. If the initial blow causes the victim to fall over (not necessarily unconscious), the fall can easily cause a fatal head impact.
13th Mar '18 11:00:44 PM MyFinalEdits
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* 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.
*** Franchise/TheFlash's introduction in the ComicBook/New52, invoked this, since Supes was previously [[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 turns 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.

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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"]].
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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.
*** ** Franchise/TheFlash's introduction in the ComicBook/New52, invoked this, since Supes was previously [[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 turns the tables]] with his SuperSpeed. However it's reversed again with Superman's FingerPokeOfDoom sending Flash flying.
*** Great example ** Done 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.



** 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 [[MegatonPunch punched into space]].
*** The poor [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11114/111142536/4068785-spiderman_t-rex.jpg T-rex]] who met Spidey 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.
** 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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** 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 [[MegatonPunch punched into space]].
*** ** The poor [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11114/111142536/4068785-spiderman_t-rex.jpg T-rex]] who met Spidey in the [[HungryJungle Savage Land]].
*** Very satisfying example ** Happens 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.
** 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.
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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.
13th Mar '18 7:40:02 PM Maxwell99
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** 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.

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** 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 [[HoistHeroOverHead Bane broke Batman]] looks tame in comparison.



* Likely the TropeCodifier in Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk when Indy is searching for [[OldFlame Marion]] the crowd parts to reveal a black swordsmen with scimitar 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 blown 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 to reveal a black swordsmen with scimitar is s showing off his skill ready to fight the Professor fight, 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 blown the studio over budget. Until Harrison Ford wisely suggested to Spielberg that he just "''Just shoot the sucker''".
23rd Feb '18 6:18:37 AM merotoker
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** 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.

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** 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
effect.
*** ComicBook/TheFlash's Franchise/TheFlash's introduction in the ComicBook/New52, invoked this, since Supes was previous previously [[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 turns the tables]] with his SuperSpeed. However it's reversed again with Superman's FingerPokeOfDoom sending Flash flying.



* 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]].

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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 the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk around the more average (or higher) foes don't stand a chance when Peter Parker [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry gets serious]].



*** 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]].

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*** 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]].



* Judge Dredd: Dredd was confronted by one of the "Dark Judges"- Judge Fear, one look at whose face will usually kill; Fear opened the visor on his helmet and invited Dredd to "Gaze into the face of FEAR!" Dredd responded by PUNCHING RIGHT THROUGH FEAR'S HEAD, killing him, while bellowing, "GAZE INTO THE FIST OF DREDD!"

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* Judge Dredd: ComicBook/JudgeDredd: Dredd was confronted by one of the "Dark Judges"- Judge Fear, one look at whose face will usually kill; Fear opened the visor on his helmet and invited Dredd to "Gaze into the face of FEAR!" Dredd responded by PUNCHING RIGHT THROUGH FEAR'S HEAD, killing him, while bellowing, "GAZE INTO THE FIST OF DREDD!"



** 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 shoots him dead with [[FrickinLaserBeams common blaster]].

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** Despite how badass and unique Darth Maul is in the otherwise lame [[Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]] 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 ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' 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]] ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' 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 shoots him dead with [[FrickinLaserBeams common blaster]].



* ''Literature/HarryPotter''

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



* Balefire in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' instantly erases from existence anyone it hits retroactively. And it kills in such a way that even the Dark One (who has power over death and can reincarnate people) can't save them.
** Balefire comes at a very high price, though. Since it kills retroactively, the past will be changed - any actions performed by the killed within for everything for a minute back to days (all according to the power of the Balefire) will now not have happened. If this happens too much, reality itself unravels, causing a ''TemporalParadox'' that can destroy the world.

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* Balefire in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' instantly erases from existence anyone it hits retroactively. And it kills in such a way that even the Dark One (who has power over death and can reincarnate people) can't save them.
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them. Balefire comes at a very high price, though. Since it kills retroactively, the past will be changed - any actions performed by the killed within for everything for a minute back to days (all according to the power of the Balefire) will now not have happened. If this happens too much, reality itself unravels, causing a ''TemporalParadox'' that can destroy the world.



* In [[{{Literature/Warbreaker}} Warbreaker]], Vasher uses his sword [[ArtifactOfDoom "Nightblood"]] to dispatch numerous {{Mooks}}. Nightblood, when fully drawn, will [[spoiler: completely obliterate its victims, [[SoulCuttingBlade soul and all,]] in a single strike, leaving nothing but a [[NotEnoughToBury brief cloud of black smoke]] where they were standing. Wielding Nightblood in this manner comes with [[ArtifactOfDeath severe drawbacks]].]]

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* In [[{{Literature/Warbreaker}} Warbreaker]], ''{{Literature/Warbreaker}}'', Vasher uses his sword [[ArtifactOfDoom "Nightblood"]] to dispatch numerous {{Mooks}}. Nightblood, when fully drawn, will [[spoiler: completely obliterate its victims, [[SoulCuttingBlade soul and all,]] in a single strike, leaving nothing but a [[NotEnoughToBury brief cloud of black smoke]] where they were standing. Wielding Nightblood in this manner comes with [[ArtifactOfDeath severe drawbacks]].]]



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' the [[OmnicidalManiac Dalek race's]] beams are this, even for other daleks, who are usually really hard to even scratch.
** 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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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' the [[OmnicidalManiac Dalek race's]] beams are this, even for other daleks, who are usually really hard to even scratch. \n** There's a very memorial memorable scene in the 9th Doctor's first Dalek episode where a room full of soldiers shoot at a Dalek [[ImmunetoBullets uselessly]] and the instead of shooting back the Dalek just hits the fire sprinkler on and shoots one death beam and [[ElectrifiedBathtub electrifying electrifies all the wet soldiers in one]].



* 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]].

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* Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}, every Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}:
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single [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] 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 vampires as powerful foes, then at other times they get staked instantly, and some don't even make it out of their own graves before Buffy dusts them. [[WeakenedbytheLight Sunlight]] also ends Vamp-fights vamp-fights quickly e.g Russel Winters in the first episode of Series/{{Angel}} ''Series/{{Angel}}'' who [[DestinationDefenestration is pushed out]] a skyscraper's window by the 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) BigBad(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 ''Angel'' series 5]]. 5.]]



** [[RevolversAreJustBetter The Colt]] is a magical gun that can one-shot nearly anything in existence, even beings that would normally be considered unkillable. However, there are a few cosmically powerful creatures that it can't outright kill. [[spoiler: Dean and Sam learn a bit too late that [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] is one of them]].

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** [[RevolversAreJustBetter The Colt]] is a magical gun that can one-shot nearly anything in existence, even beings that would normally be considered unkillable. However, there are a few cosmically powerful creatures that it can't outright kill. [[spoiler: Dean and Sam learn a bit too late that [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] is one of them]].them.]]



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



* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'':
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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.
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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.
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