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22nd Apr '17 8:37:57 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version three, Maxie Dasai gets hit in the face [[AnnoyingArrows by an arrow]] and comes away with a minor wound across her cheek, somehow managing to avoid any serious harm. (By luck, rather than skill, the archer, Renee Valenti, had been ''trying'' to kill Maxie).

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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version three, Maxie Dasai gets hit in the face [[AnnoyingArrows by an arrow]] and comes away with a minor wound across her cheek, somehow managing to avoid any serious harm. (By luck, rather than skill, the archer, Renee Valenti, had been ''trying'' to kill Maxie).
27th Oct '16 4:41:42 PM DustSnitch
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* If the character who receives a papercut flinches or stops dead in his or her tracks, chances are the attack was a mere warning shot by the true {{Badass}} to make the recipient stop whatever he or she was going to do.

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* If the character who receives a papercut flinches or stops dead in his or her tracks, chances are the attack was a mere warning shot by the true {{Badass}} badass to make the recipient stop whatever he or she was going to do.
13th Jul '16 4:17:33 PM GojiBiscuits
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* Happens quite a lot in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''

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* Happens quite a lot in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', mostly of the 'Shoulder ClothingDamage' or 'Cheek Papercut' varieties. The latter usually gets followed up by the recipient of the wound taking a finger to the cut and then licking blood from it.
10th Jun '16 8:04:17 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts' SingleStrokeBattle with Serpico in the ''Chapter of the Binding Chain'' has Serpico end up with the front of his boot busted open because he narrowly jumped to avoid the [[{{BFS}} Dragon Slayer]], while Guts finds that he received a very thin, shallow cut on the cheek from Serpico's saber. Guts, impressed at how Serpico almost got him, licks the blood that flows from the cut and says "Nice draw style".
10th Jun '16 8:34:18 AM NativeJovian
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The act of making a very fine incision upon someone with an attack that cannot even remotely believably do such a thing, usually incorporating elements of ImplausibleFencingPowers or ImprobableAimingSkills. Though paper cutting is usually just the leading cause for the third item of StandardBleedingSpots, used to maintain tension in a long battle or uphold realism when HitPoints are in play, it can also effectively drive home a point about the character on either end of the attack:

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The act of making a very fine incision upon someone with an attack that cannot even remotely believably do such a thing, usually incorporating elements of ImplausibleFencingPowers LudicrousMeleeAccuracy or ImprobableAimingSkills. Though paper cutting is usually just the leading cause for the third item of StandardBleedingSpots, used to maintain tension in a long battle or uphold realism when HitPoints are in play, it can also effectively drive home a point about the character on either end of the attack:
6th Jun '16 5:44:58 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In the Season Four finale of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver does this do [[BigBad Damien Darhk]] with one of his arrows to taunt him, right before they engage in melee combat.
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31st May '16 1:32:19 PM Willbyr
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* In one of the ''AttackOnTitan'' OVA's, Eren's group gets attacked by bandits. He fights back against a guy with a gun, and the others try to escape. The gun fires, just grazing Jean's cheek, causing him to freeze in shock over how close the bullet was to killing him.
* Though ''DragonBallZ'' has paper cutting occur on innumerable occasions, it is mostly of the cookie-cutter StandardBleedingSpots variety. One memorable subversion: When Super Saiyan 3 Goku tosses a provocative little Ki ball past Super Buu, the audience expects a paper cut - but instead the tiny ball rips a horrible gash on Super Buu's face, revealing all manner of alien anatomy. Gross.

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* In one of the ''AttackOnTitan'' ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' OVA's, Eren's group gets attacked by bandits. He fights back against a guy with a gun, and the others try to escape. The gun fires, just grazing Jean's cheek, causing him to freeze in shock over how close the bullet was to killing him.
* Though ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has paper cutting occur on innumerable occasions, it is mostly of the cookie-cutter StandardBleedingSpots variety. One memorable subversion: When Super Saiyan 3 Goku tosses a provocative little Ki ball past Super Buu, the audience expects a paper cut - but instead the tiny ball rips a horrible gash on Super Buu's face, revealing all manner of alien anatomy. Gross.



* Happens quite often in ''OnePiece''.

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* Happens quite often in ''OnePiece''.''Manga/OnePiece''.
10th May '16 2:48:53 PM ilovehirohamada
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* In one of the ''AttackOnTitan'' OVA's, Eren's group gets attacked by bandits. He fights back against a guy with a gun, and the others try to escape. The gun fires, just grazing Jean's cheek, causing him to freeze in shock over how close the bullet was to killing him.
9th Jan '16 9:02:58 PM Pastykake
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* If the character who receives a papercut does not flinch or generally carries on with his business, it is a very good indication of his or her badassery.
* But if he does flinch or stop dead on his tracks, chances are the attack was a mere warning shot by the true BadAss to make you stop whatever you were going to do.

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* If the character who receives a papercut does not flinch or generally carries on with his or her business, it is a very good indication of his or her badassery.
* But if he does flinch If the character who receives a papercut flinches or stop stops dead on in his or her tracks, chances are the attack was a mere warning shot by the true BadAss {{Badass}} to make you the recipient stop whatever you were he or she was going to do.



Paper cutting is done with equal yet ever improbable frequency with both actual bladed weapons such as swords and knives, as well as bullets and magic projectiles. Never mind what properties have been attributed to the latter and that a bullet passing right by the skin would more likely burn and bruise it than cut it with surgical precision.

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Paper cutting is done with equal yet ever improbable frequency both with both actual bladed weapons such as swords and knives, as well as knives and with bullets and magic projectiles. Never mind what properties have been attributed to the latter and that a bullet passing right by the skin would more likely burn and bruise it than cut it with surgical precision.
24th Dec '15 8:39:05 PM MsChibi
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* Happens to Dilandau in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', courtesy of Van's sword. To say that this angers Dilandau is a ''huge'' {{Understatement}}, especially as it does [[ScarsAreForever scar over]], but it really was just a scratch. The only reason it scars over is that Dilandau kept picking at it.
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