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11th Jul '17 12:32:29 PM xcountryguy
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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}}'' is a prominent example. With ten monomolecular filament wires, he can obliterate armies of the undead. [[spoiler: After [[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.



* In ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', [[spoiler:after Kotori dies by being stabbed in the chest, her body is gruesomely dismembered with this]]. Particularly egregious since it's done with electriclal wires taken from a street post, which are considerably thick... but since the killer was [[spoiler: Fuuma the DarkMessiah]], [[spoiler: he]] probably imbued said wires with [[spoiler: his]] own power.

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* In ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', [[spoiler:after Kotori dies by being stabbed in the chest, her body is gruesomely dismembered with this]]. Particularly egregious since it's done with electriclal wires taken from a street post, which are considerably thick... but since the killer was [[spoiler: Fuuma [[spoiler:Fuuma the DarkMessiah]], [[spoiler: he]] [[spoiler:he]] probably imbued said wires with [[spoiler: his]] [[spoiler:his]] own power.



* The CIA in ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' use a garrote made from piano wire as their close-range weapon against the shoe knives used by the KGB. In the test, the wire showed itself capable of beheading a ballistic gel dummy. The battle simulation between the two groups ends with [[spoiler: the last CIA agent waiting in the last KGB agent's car until he gets a chance to slice his throat with the wire.]]

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* The CIA in ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'' use a garrote made from piano wire as their close-range weapon against the shoe knives used by the KGB. In the test, the wire showed itself capable of beheading a ballistic gel dummy. The battle simulation between the two groups ends with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the last CIA agent waiting in the last KGB agent's car until he gets a chance to slice his throat with the wire.]]



* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' [[spoiler: Ward uses this to kill Eric Koenig. While not actually seen, when Simmons does the autopsy she notes that it was a struggle and the killer must have been both physically strong and significantly taller than the victim, so this is a fairly realistic portrayal.]]

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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' [[spoiler: Ward [[spoiler:Ward uses this to kill Eric Koenig. While not actually seen, when Simmons does the autopsy she notes that it was a struggle and the killer must have been both physically strong and significantly taller than the victim, so this is a fairly realistic portrayal.]]
21st Jun '17 9:58:46 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/{{Audition}}''. Asami Yamazaki cuts off body parts by using piano wire.

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* ''Film/{{Audition}}''. [[{{Yandere}} Asami Yamazaki cuts off body parts by using Yamazaki]] uses piano wire.wire to horrific effect during [[spoiler:the twenty-minute torture sequence that ends the movie]].
14th May '17 5:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Traveller}}'', ''Megatraveller Journal'' #3 adventure "Rapid Repo". The {{PC}} team can requisition monomolecular garottes which are really good at slicing through victims (and their armor).

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* ''{{Traveller}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'', ''Megatraveller Journal'' #3 adventure "Rapid Repo". The {{PC}} team can requisition monomolecular garottes which are really good at slicing through victims (and their armor).
13th May '17 10:35:38 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The low-tech "wire strung across the road" trick was a means of guerrilla warfare in times when most officers and messengers went about at high speeds on horseback. In many versions of the Headless Horseman myth, this is how the Hessian mercenary that became the Horseman originally lost his head. Later it would find use in World War 2 on soldiers of both sides riding either motorcycles or open top vehicles like Jeeps.[[note]]This is why, in many pictures of Jeeps taken during the war, one may notice a piece of rebar or a sharpened pole welded to the front bumper sticking up vertically; the pole was meant to cut the wire as they drove past, rather than allow it to lop off the occupants' heads.[[/note]] This trick was also taken up by the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.

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* The low-tech "wire strung across the road" trick was a means of guerrilla warfare in times when most officers and messengers went about at high speeds on horseback. In many versions of the Headless Horseman myth, this is how the Hessian mercenary that became the Horseman originally lost his head. Later it would find use in World War 2 on soldiers of both sides riding either motorcycles or open top vehicles like Jeeps.[[note]]This is why, in many pictures of Jeeps taken during the war, one may notice a piece of rebar or a sharpened pole welded to the front bumper sticking up vertically; the pole was meant to cut the wire as they drove past, rather than allow it to lop off the occupants' heads.[[/note]] This trick was also taken up by the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.
13th May '17 10:33:58 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The low-tech "wire strung across the road" trick was a means of guerrilla warfare in times when most officers and messengers went about at high speeds on horseback. In many versions of the Headless Horseman myth, this is how the Hessian mercenary that became the Horseman originally lost his head. Later it would find use in World War 2 on soldiers of both sides riding either motorcycles or open top vehicles like Jeeps.[[note:]]This is why, in many pictures of Jeeps taken during the war, one may notice a piece of rebar or a sharpened pole welded to the front bumper sticking up vertically; the pole was meant to cut the wire as they drove past, rather than allow it to lop off the occupants' heads.[[/note]] This trick was also taken up by the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.

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* The low-tech "wire strung across the road" trick was a means of guerrilla warfare in times when most officers and messengers went about at high speeds on horseback. In many versions of the Headless Horseman myth, this is how the Hessian mercenary that became the Horseman originally lost his head. Later it would find use in World War 2 on soldiers of both sides riding either motorcycles or open top vehicles like Jeeps.[[note:]]This [[note]]This is why, in many pictures of Jeeps taken during the war, one may notice a piece of rebar or a sharpened pole welded to the front bumper sticking up vertically; the pole was meant to cut the wire as they drove past, rather than allow it to lop off the occupants' heads.[[/note]] This trick was also taken up by the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.
13th May '17 10:32:49 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The low-tech "wire strung across the road" trick was a means of guerrilla warfare in times when most officers and messengers went about at high speeds on horseback. In many versions of the Headless Horseman myth, this is how the Hessian mercenary that became the Horseman originally lost his head. Later it would find use in World War 2 on soldiers of both sides riding either motorcycles or open top vehicles like Jeeps. This trick was also taken up by the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.

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* The low-tech "wire strung across the road" trick was a means of guerrilla warfare in times when most officers and messengers went about at high speeds on horseback. In many versions of the Headless Horseman myth, this is how the Hessian mercenary that became the Horseman originally lost his head. Later it would find use in World War 2 on soldiers of both sides riding either motorcycles or open top vehicles like Jeeps. [[note:]]This is why, in many pictures of Jeeps taken during the war, one may notice a piece of rebar or a sharpened pole welded to the front bumper sticking up vertically; the pole was meant to cut the wire as they drove past, rather than allow it to lop off the occupants' heads.[[/note]] This trick was also taken up by the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles.
11th May '17 7:01:55 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''Film/WrongTurn4BloodyBeginnings'', one victim is drawn and quartered with razor wire, another is hanged and garroted with it, and the {{Final Girl}}s are clotheslined while attempting to escape by snowmobile.
18th Apr '17 1:58:35 PM KenMoreau
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* Trent the Uncatchable uses "fine-line" multiple times in ''Creator/DanielKeysMoran'' "Tales of the Continuing Time". One of his more creative uses was to string it across the hatches of missile bays in a space station that he was about to escape from. When the space station fired the missiles at his ship, they were to be cut in half by the fine-line before it melted due to the rocket exhaust, causing the missiles to explode and destroying that wing of the space station, in an attempt to prevent future launches against him. In order to prevent any deaths (even of his enemies, since Trent is a pacifist), he told the commander of the space station what he had done prior to launch. Unfortunately, the bad guy is extremely smart, and ripple-fired all of the missiles at once. Most were destroyed, but enough got through to damage Trent's ship.
9th Apr '17 12:56:42 PM Snuffy
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Eclipse Phase}}'' makes use of monofilament garrotes as a very effective hand to hand weapon, but they break easily. In the opening fiction, one of the Firewall Sentinels unknowingly puts his hand right through a web of monomolecular wire strung across a hallway by TITAN self-replicating nanoswarms; he doesn't even notice it has happened until his hand falls apart in front of his eyes.
31st Mar '17 3:28:45 PM nombretomado
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* The OrionsArm universe has [[AppliedPhlebotinum magmatter filaments]], useful for making things like Ringworlds due to their vast strength to weight ratio. They're actually thinner than single atoms of normal matter and can trigger subatomic particle decay if they intersect an atomic nucleus. Yep, it can cut ''protons'' into pieces.

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* The OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' universe has [[AppliedPhlebotinum magmatter filaments]], useful for making things like Ringworlds due to their vast strength to weight ratio. They're actually thinner than single atoms of normal matter and can trigger subatomic particle decay if they intersect an atomic nucleus. Yep, it can cut ''protons'' into pieces.
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