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19th Aug '17 7:56:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''Series/TicTacDough'': The "red box" "Bonus Category," which immediately allowed the contestant another turn if he/she answered a three-part question correctly. The categories were moved to other boxes after the question, and the "Bonus Category" always appeared in an adjacent box or other space that allowed him/her to set up and eventually complete a tic-tac-toe. Played correctly and it often was a tic-tac-toe was completed without the opponent getting a chance to play (although he/she was always invited back to play the next game). Eventually, in the interest of fair play, the category was retired, in lieu of the modified "Double-or-Nothing."

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** ''Series/TicTacDough'': The "red box" "Bonus Category," which immediately allowed the contestant another turn if he/she answered a three-part question correctly. The categories were moved to other boxes after the question, and the "Bonus Category" always appeared in an adjacent box or other space that allowed him/her to set up and eventually complete a tic-tac-toe. Played correctly and it often was a tic-tac-toe was completed without the opponent getting a chance to play (although he/she was always invited back to play the next game). Eventually, in the interest of fair play, the category was retired, in lieu of the modified "Double-or-Nothing."



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': [[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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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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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]].
18th Aug '17 9:36:05 PM CashSloth
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': [[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]].
** Most of the highest ranking [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] enjoy doing this to anyone less powerful than them who manages to piss them off, with Lucifer being the standout example. One snap of his fingers is usually enough to turn just about anyone into a [[LudicrousGibs red paste]].
30th Jun '17 2:12:48 AM Siempie
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* With the amount of damage the gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' can take, it's easy to forget that humans don't have the same luxury. Therefore, [[spoiler: Lars dying in a Robonoid explosion]] was one of [[WhamShot the most shocking moments]] in the show.
24th Jun '17 8:58:48 PM Endevin
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* 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]].]]
20th Jun '17 1:34:53 AM InterLoper
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* In ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', [[spoiler: Ebenezar [= McCoy =]]] casts what essentially is a mass version of aforementioned ''Avada Kedavra'' onto two hundred or so {{Mooks}}. There's no flash, no sound or anything, he just makes a wide gesture with his staff and those he points to simply drop dead.
10th May '17 12:54:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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.

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** Avada Kedavra, a.k.a. the The Killing Curse, from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.''Avada Kedavra'', works like this. [[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.
10th May '17 12:53:20 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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 petrifies.

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** Direct eye contact with a basilisk will instantly kill the victim. Indirect eye contact, such as through a camera lens or a reflection, reflective surface, merely petrifies.petrifies (which is reversible). Ghosts who make eye contact -- even direct eye contact -- are also petrified, since you can't exactly kill them ''again''.
3rd May '17 8:54:36 AM Julia1984
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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 the grand finale, [[spoiler: Aang's use of 'Soul Bending' borders on a peculiar sort of Have-a-Heart instant neutralization. ]]
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Ty Lee was also feared enough for her ability to -temporarily- ''temporarily'' kill someone's Bending. Not a 'kill', but in a world where children can throw fireballs it leaves you pretty helpless (Various (various big name mundanes aside)]].aside).


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* In general, unless you're [[NoSell Vlad Masters]], if you find yourself on the receiving end of WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom's [[MakeMeWannaShout Ghostly Wail]], you're about to go down and stay down. Good thing, too, since the attack is so draining it usually leaves the hero de-powered and severely weakened afterward, stopping it from being a StoryBreakerPower.
27th Apr '17 9:51:23 AM MyFinalEdits
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* During the Battle Off Samar, the USS ''Johnston'' managed to land a crippling hit onto the Japanese Heavy Cruiser ''Kumano'' completely taking it out of the battle with just one torpedo hit (the hit ''blew the ship's entire front end off'').
** Japanese cruisers in general were rather vulnerable to this. This was because they carried highly volatile "Long-Lance" torpedoes, which were the most advanced torpedoes in the world by the 1940s but powered with pure and ''flammable'' oxygen. Even glancing hits from low-caliber shells could cause them to quickly cook-off and destroy or cripple the ship.

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* During the Battle Off Samar, the USS ''Johnston'' managed to land a crippling hit onto the Japanese Heavy Cruiser ''Kumano'' completely taking it out of the battle with just one torpedo hit (the hit ''blew the ship's entire front end off'').
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Japanese cruisers in general were rather vulnerable to this. This was because they carried highly volatile "Long-Lance" torpedoes, which were the most advanced torpedoes in the world by the 1940s but powered with pure and ''flammable'' oxygen. Even glancing hits from low-caliber shells could cause them to quickly cook-off and destroy or cripple the ship. In particular, during the Battle Off Samar, the USS ''Johnston'' managed to land a crippling hit onto the Japanese Heavy Cruiser ''Kumano'' completely taking it out of the battle with just one torpedo hit (the hit ''blew the ship's entire front end off'').
26th Apr '17 7:59:59 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* Japanese cruisers in general were rather vulnerable to this. This was because they carried highly volatile "Long-Lance" torpedoes, which were powered with pure oxygen. Flammable oxygen. Even glancing hits from low-caliber shells could cause them to cook-off and destroy or cripple the ship.

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* ** Japanese cruisers in general were rather vulnerable to this. This was because they carried highly volatile "Long-Lance" torpedoes, which were the most advanced torpedoes in the world by the 1940s but powered with pure oxygen. Flammable and ''flammable'' oxygen. Even glancing hits from low-caliber shells could cause them to quickly cook-off and destroy or cripple the ship.
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