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15th Apr '18 5:56:08 PM Gamermaster
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* Yuuno from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' can use his [[LeathalHarmlessPowers Chain Bind]] spell in this manner to slice up anything he chooses. Given the fact that characters in the series tend to shy away from maiming or killing their opponents, he only uses it against [[EldritchAbomination Nachtwal]] during the final battle of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.

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* Yuuno from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' can use his [[LeathalHarmlessPowers [[LethalHarmlessPowers Chain Bind]] spell in this manner to slice up anything he chooses. Given the fact that characters in the series tend to shy away from maiming or killing their opponents, he only uses it against [[EldritchAbomination Nachtwal]] during the final battle of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.
15th Apr '18 5:55:08 PM Gamermaster
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* Yuuno from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' can use his [[LeathalHarmlessPowers Chain Bind]] spell in this manner to slice up anything he chooses. Given the fact that characters in the series tend to shy away from maiming or killing their opponents, he only uses it against [[EldritchAbomination Nachtwal]] during the final battle of ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]''.
15th Apr '18 5:27:23 PM nombretomado
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* [[CoolOldGuy Walter C. Dornez]] (pictured above) of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is a prominent example. With ten monomolecular filament wires, he can obliterate armies of the undead. [[spoiler:After his FaceHeelTurn,]] he can slice ''buildings'' to pieces and mesh his wires into barricades. He also takes up [[PeoplePuppets puppetry.]] As sharp as they are, they can also be surprisingly prehensile and delicate when he wants them to be; for example, he used them to grab a pack of cigs when he was 14. Also, he used it to grab hold of Alucard, fling him into buildings, and hold him in place, but at the same time, other wires were cutting him.

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* [[CoolOldGuy Walter C. Dornez]] (pictured above) of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' is a prominent example. With ten monomolecular filament wires, he can obliterate armies of the undead. [[spoiler:After his FaceHeelTurn,]] he can slice ''buildings'' to pieces and mesh his wires into barricades. He also takes up [[PeoplePuppets puppetry.]] As sharp as they are, they can also be surprisingly prehensile and delicate when he wants them to be; for example, he used them to grab a pack of cigs when he was 14. Also, he used it to grab hold of Alucard, fling him into buildings, and hold him in place, but at the same time, other wires were cutting him.



* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Reginald Jeeves]] (yes, you read that right) in ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'': in fact, he was the one that taught [[{{Hellsing}} Walter]] how to use them.

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* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Reginald Jeeves]] (yes, you read that right) in ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'': in fact, he was the one that taught [[{{Hellsing}} [[Anime/{{Hellsing}} Walter]] how to use them.
19th Feb '18 6:52:05 PM jormis29
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* Blade (Flying Buffalo)'s original ''Grimtooth's Traps'' (1981). The Delvermatic Dicer trap pushed a door-opening {{PC}} through a fine monofilament mesh, which was described as having a "cheese grater" effect on the {{PC}}'s body (i.e. it left them lying on the ground in chunks).

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* Blade (Flying Buffalo)'s original ''Grimtooth's Traps'' ''TabletopGame/GrimtoothsTraps'' (1981). The Delvermatic Dicer trap pushed a door-opening {{PC}} through a fine monofilament mesh, which was described as having a "cheese grater" effect on the {{PC}}'s body (i.e. it left them lying on the ground in chunks).
29th Jan '18 3:07:22 PM jayharrison
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* The ''Series/CSIMiami'' episode "High Octane" begins with young adults performing stunts in a beach parking lot. One driver, who's sitting on the roof of his car using his feet on the steering wheel, [[OffWithHisHead gets decapitated]] when[[spoiler:, after a saboteur remotely elevates his car high enough,]] an electrical wire (connected to a string of lights) cuts clean through his neck at 40 miles per hour.

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* The ''Series/CSIMiami'' episode "High Octane" begins with young adults performing automobile stunts in a beach parking lot. One driver, who's sitting on the roof of his car using as he uses his feet on the steering wheel, [[OffWithHisHead gets decapitated]] when[[spoiler:, after a saboteur remotely elevates his car high enough,]] an electrical wire (connected to a string of lights) cuts clean through his neck at 40 miles per hour.
28th Jan '18 8:39:11 PM nombretomado
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* The "wire strung across the road" trick was used in a ''MidsomerMurders'' episode to decapitate a motorcycle rider.

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* The "wire strung across the road" trick was used in a ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode to decapitate a motorcycle rider.
28th Dec '17 3:04:10 PM nombretomado
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* The first episode of ''FoylesWar'', ''The German Woman'', involves a particularly cruel case of this. While out riding her horse, the titular German woman hits a length of wire strung between two trees at neck height. Foyle kindly explains to us later that - unfortunately for her - it doesn't result in complete decapitation, and she is simply left to bleed to death on the ground.

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* The first episode of ''FoylesWar'', ''The ''Series/FoylesWar'', "The German Woman'', Woman", involves a particularly cruel case of this. While out riding her horse, the titular German woman hits a length of wire strung between two trees at neck height. Foyle kindly explains to us later that - unfortunately for her - it doesn't result in complete decapitation, and she is simply left to bleed to death on the ground.
16th Dec '17 5:31:26 AM jayharrison
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* Henchman Patty O'Brien from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' film attempts to use this on Austin during an ambush in a casino bathroom. [[{{Swirlie}} Patty fails.]]
** Lampooned in the same film, in which Austin is issued a oral hygiene products. When Austin sees dental floss, he immediately believes it's a disguised garrote wire, but it really wasn't [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin anything more than regular dental floss]].


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* The ''Series/CSIMiami'' episode "High Octane" begins with young adults performing stunts in a beach parking lot. One driver, who's sitting on the roof of his car using his feet on the steering wheel, [[OffWithHisHead gets decapitated]] when[[spoiler:, after a saboteur remotely elevates his car high enough,]] an electrical wire (connected to a string of lights) cuts clean through his neck at 40 miles per hour.
1st Dec '17 5:50:42 PM WillKeaton
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* Yashamaru of ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''.

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* Yashamaru of ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''.''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' uses razor wire.
22nd Oct '17 7:36:31 PM ProjectXa3
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Razor floss is when any long, thin material -- string, thread, fine wire, etc -- is used as a weapon with AbsurdCuttingPower. Odd as it may sound, strings can become deadly weapons in the [[ImprobableWeaponUser right hands]]. Besides restraining enemies and even [[PeoplePuppets controlling other people's bodies against their will]], or triggering traps, they can be pretty handy for cutting. In many works of fiction, one skilled enough, can use strings to cut opponents or even boulders, without hurting themselves. Naturally, monsters of the humanoid arachnid variety can usually be counted on to be using this trope.

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Razor floss is when any long, thin material -- string, thread, fine wire, etc -- is used as a weapon with AbsurdCuttingPower. Odd as it may sound, strings can become deadly weapons in the [[ImprobableWeaponUser right hands]]. Besides restraining enemies and even [[PeoplePuppets controlling other people's bodies against their will]], or triggering traps, they can be pretty handy for cutting. In many works of fiction, one skilled enough, enough can use strings to cut opponents or even boulders, without hurting themselves. Naturally, monsters of the humanoid arachnid variety can usually be counted on to be using this trope.
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