History Main / OneHitKill

18th Aug '16 11:44:52 PM NinjaLore
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kick-to-the-face in the trailer to ''Film/OngBak'' is possibly the best example ever.

to:

* Kick-to-the-face in the trailer to ''Film/OngBak'' contains a kick-to-the-face that is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LumB0v5hYOw possibly the best example ever.]]
18th Aug '16 11:11:01 PM NinjaLore
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. Bats ends it pretty quickly, to the delight of the other Leaguers, with a single punch. This scene is becomed famous among fans.

to:

* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. Bats ends it pretty quickly, to the delight of the other Leaguers, fight with a single punch. This scene is becomed famous among fans.[[MemeticMutation one punch!]]
18th Aug '16 11:06:56 PM NinjaLore
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. Bats ends it pretty quickly, to the delight of the other Leaguers, with a single punch. This scene is becomed famous amgong fans.

to:

* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. Bats ends it pretty quickly, to the delight of the other Leaguers, with a single punch. This scene is becomed famous amgong among fans.
16th Aug '16 2:51:11 PM rafi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JusticeLeagueOfAmerica fans say it with me: [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/DataZak/blog/JL5-2.jpg One]]. [[http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/02/hdbatmangg.jpg Punch]].

to:

* JusticeLeagueOfAmerica fans say In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. Bats ends it pretty quickly, to the delight of the other Leaguers, with me: [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/DataZak/blog/JL5-2.jpg One]]. [[http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/02/hdbatmangg.jpg Punch]].a single punch. This scene is becomed famous amgong fans.
10th Aug '16 8:44:54 PM DanaO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ComicBook/LaQueteDeLOiseauDuTemps'', this is a favorite of legendary warrior Le Rige, who tends to kill his preys with just one swift and powerful blow of his axe.

to:

* ''ComicBook/LaQueteDeLOiseauDuTemps'', this is a favorite of legendary warrior Le Rige, who tends to kill his preys prey with just one swift and powerful blow of his axe.



* TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies [[spoiler: As you may know after reading the book, the [[DiskOneFinalBoss dragon Smaug]] gets istantly killed by Bard after being pierced by the Black Arrow on the [[AchillesHeel scaleless skin spot of its chest]] ]].

to:

* TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies [[spoiler: As you may know after reading the book, the [[DiskOneFinalBoss dragon Smaug]] gets istantly instantly killed by Bard after being pierced by the Black Arrow on the [[AchillesHeel scaleless skin spot of its chest]] ]].



** 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 to much, reality itself unravels, causing a ''TemporalParadox'' that can destroy the world.

to:

** 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 to too much, reality itself unravels, causing a ''TemporalParadox'' that can destroy the world.



* "Morganti" weapons in ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' are all one-hit killers. They also destroy the soul of the victim, making revivification impossible, and also making it impossible for the victim to travel the Paths of The Dead to the afterworld.

to:

* "Morganti" weapons in ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' are all one-hit killers. They also destroy the soul of the victim, 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 TheDestroyer book series, the martial art of Sinanju is mostly one-hit kill moves.

to:

* 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.
7th Jul '16 5:30:03 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In Creator/FredSaberhagen's BookOfSwords series, Farslayer can kill anyone (including demons and gods) anywhere as long as they don't have Shieldbreaker or Woundhealer to save them.

to:

* In Creator/FredSaberhagen's BookOfSwords Literature/BookOfSwords series, Farslayer can kill anyone (including demons and gods) anywhere as long as they don't have Shieldbreaker or Woundhealer to save them.
29th Jun '16 1:50:34 AM Pastykake
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Any time people gather with the goal of hitting each other until one of them falls over, the ultimate trump card would be a weapon, spell, technique, trick or what-have-you that makes people fall over ''immediately'', without all that annoying [[TheStrategist strategizing]] and [[TheMedic healing]] and stuff. The One Hit Kill is that trump card.

Often, the One Hit Kill isn't humble enough to just kill, instead [[TakenForGranite petrifying]], [[BalefulPolymorph permanently polymorphing]], or banishing its victim to the PhantomZone. At times, it's not even content with a single target, becoming a OneHitPolykill.

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.

There's also a non-lethal variant of this: The One-Hit Knockout. One Hit KO's usually don't involve anything like forbidden techniques or rare technology, just an immense amount of force applied at once, usually in the form of a punch to the face. (Bonus points if a particularly fleshy or swift and satisfying sound effect accompanies the blow.) The drawback of this is somewhat self-explanatory: It's not a kill, only a knockout. Still, it give the user at least a solid 5 minute head-start, perhaps even longer, to make an escape or thwart some evil plans before the target can recover and figure out what hit him. In certain works, this is a common reprisal when someone (accidentally or intentionally) presses someone's BerserkButton.

to:

Any time people gather with the goal of hitting each other until one of them falls over, the ultimate trump card would be a weapon, spell, technique, trick or what-have-you that makes people fall over ''immediately'', without all that annoying [[TheStrategist strategizing]] and [[TheMedic healing]] and stuff. The One Hit One-Hit Kill is that trump card.

Often, the One Hit One-Hit Kill isn't humble enough to just kill, instead [[TakenForGranite petrifying]], [[BalefulPolymorph permanently polymorphing]], or banishing its victim to the PhantomZone. At times, it's not even content with a single target, becoming a OneHitPolykill.

Usually, the One Hit 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.

There's also a non-lethal variant of this: The One-Hit Knockout. One Hit KO's One-Hit [=KOs=] usually don't involve anything like forbidden techniques or rare technology, just an immense amount of force applied at once, usually in the form of a punch to the face. (Bonus points if a particularly fleshy or swift and satisfying sound effect accompanies the blow.) The drawback of this is somewhat self-explanatory: It's not a kill, only a knockout. Still, it give gives the user at least a solid 5 minute five-minute head-start, perhaps even longer, to make an escape or thwart some evil plans before the target can recover and figure out what hit him. In certain works, this is a common reprisal when someone (accidentally or intentionally) presses someone's BerserkButton.
23rd Jun '16 2:37:34 PM MyFinalEdits
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI were surprisingly resilient to being brought down by machine gun fire, though they could be downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition or a single explosive shell in the right place.

to:

** * Hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI were surprisingly resilient to being brought down by machine gun fire, though they could be downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition or a single explosive shell in the right place.
23rd Jun '16 1:24:22 AM SomeoneElse17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often, the One Hit Kill isn't humble enough to just kill, instead [[TakenForGranite petrifying]], [[BalefulPolymorph permanently polymorphing]], or banishing its victim to the PhantomZone. At times, it's not even content with a single target, becoming a OneHitPolyKill.

to:

Often, the One Hit Kill isn't humble enough to just kill, instead [[TakenForGranite petrifying]], [[BalefulPolymorph permanently polymorphing]], or banishing its victim to the PhantomZone. At times, it's not even content with a single target, becoming a OneHitPolyKill.
OneHitPolykill.
23rd Jun '16 1:16:35 AM Alceister
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Nuclear weapons'', capable of annihilating entire cities and [[OneHitPolykill the inhabitants located in them]]. Project Orion would suggest that a properly designed structure can survive hundreds of nuclear weapons.[[note]]"Properly designed" here meaning "designed with the intention of nuking it hundreds of times."[[/note]]
* The Box Jellyfish, the quickest-killing venomous animal known. It generally takes somewhere between 5 minutes to a second for its sting to kill. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/27/box-jellyfish-stings-australian-girl-survives Only one person is known to have survived from one]].

to:

* ''Nuclear weapons'', capable of annihilating entire cities and [[OneHitPolykill the inhabitants located in them]]. Project Orion would suggest Practically anything near the epicenter of the explosion is vaporized by extreme heat, while the resulting blast-wave can instantly demolish most structures. Anything that a properly designed structure can survive hundreds hasn't died from either of nuclear weapons.[[note]]"Properly designed" here meaning "designed with the intention above may then succumb to radiation poisoning within a matter of nuking it hundreds of times."[[/note]]
hours or days.
* The Box Jellyfish, the quickest-killing deadliest venomous animal known.known to exist. It generally takes somewhere between 5 minutes to a second for its sting to kill. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/27/box-jellyfish-stings-australian-girl-survives Only one person is known to have survived from one]].



* In both armoured and naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing tank/ship's magazine can lead to that unfortunate target being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster. This is how the ''Bismarck'' sank the HMS ''Hood'' managing to make a plunging hit into the ''Hood's'' magazine.

to:

* In both armoured and naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing tank/ship's magazine can lead to that unfortunate target being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster. This is how the ''Bismarck'' may have sank the HMS ''Hood'' ''Hood'', managing to make a plunging hit straight into the ''Hood's'' magazine.



* Hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI could be downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition (it has to be specifically incendiary though, being both huge and lighter than air, just putting some small bullet holes into them otherwise proved surprisingly ineffective) and a number of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII planes were quite vulnerable to hits in their fuel tanks, most notoriously the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M Mitsubishi "Betty"]] aka the "one-shot lighter" or "flying zippo".

to:

* In general, aircraft are extremely susceptible to being brought down by a singular cause, whether intentional or accidental. A propeller strike on a single-engined plane for instance, can effectively render a plane uncontrollable. In air-to-air combat, a direct hit by a single missile will generally suffice to bring down any aircraft.
**
Hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI were surprisingly resilient to being brought down by machine gun fire, though they could be downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition (it has to be specifically incendiary though, being both huge and lighter than air, just putting some small bullet holes into them otherwise proved surprisingly ineffective) and or a number of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII planes were quite vulnerable to hits single explosive shell in their fuel tanks, most notoriously the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G4M Mitsubishi "Betty"]] aka the "one-shot lighter" or "flying zippo". right place.
This list shows the last 10 events of 648. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.OneHitKill