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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.
9th Apr '17 11:09:21 AM Luigifan
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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.

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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 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.
31st Mar '17 8:06:25 PM MyFinalEdits
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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 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.
31st Mar '17 2:53:36 PM iowaforever
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Season 5; Jack most likely kills one of the Daughters of Aku with a single punch to the face, snapping her neck in the process.
21st Mar '17 8:24:26 PM RayAP9
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* Many combat athletes are known for their ability to end a fight with a single strike. Perhaps the best contemporary example is the [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC's]] Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, who, as of March 2017, shares the record for most all-time knockouts (including [=TKOs=]) in UFC history (11) with Anderson Silva, and boasts an incredible five KO/TKO victories in 51 seconds or less, with two of them coming in ''13 seconds'' each. In the words of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, "Rumble Johnson connects on people, and they just ''shut off.''"
19th Mar '17 4:07:15 PM Aquillion
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->''"When decapitating an enemy, it is severe impoliteness to use more than one blow."''
-->-- '''Metiís Sword Manual''', ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons''
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