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19th Oct '17 11:16:54 PM PaulA
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** Sinclair Molecule Chain in ''[[Literature/KnownSpace A Gift from Earth]]''.

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** Sinclair Molecule Chain in ''[[Literature/KnownSpace A Gift from Earth]]''.''Literature/AGiftFromEarth''.
30th Sep '17 6:22:39 AM zarpaulus
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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.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Eclipse Phase}}'' makes use of monofilament garrotes as a very effective hand to hand weapon, but they break easily. after one use. In the opening fiction, one of the Firewall Sentinels unknowingly puts his her hand right through a web of monomolecular wire strung across a hallway by TITAN self-replicating nanoswarms; he she doesn't even notice it has happened until his her hand falls apart in front of his eyes.her eyes.
** The game also has more durable monofilament swords, competing with diamond-edged axes (which do more damage but have lower AP) for best bladed weapon, up until ''Firewall'' introduced [[LaserBlade plasma swords]].
12th Sep '17 5:32:55 PM AsherTye
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* The Disaster Armor from ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' had this as one of the powers it could grant it's bewitched user. Used to horrifying effect with the Seventh Chrome Disaster attacks Yellow Radio's hunting party and apparently can pull players right to him before devouring them, as well as being able to change his trajectory mid-jump. This proves to be his undoing when he attaches the filaments to the far more maneuvable Silver Crow, who uses their unbreakable nature to slam Chrome Disaster into a building and weaken him enough to defeat him.
** A similar trick is used by the villainous character Rust Jigsaw, who can set near invisible jigsaw blade traps in the air around him. His preference for hunting close quarter or melee Burst Linkers made him a dangerous threat when they inevitably tried to get close to him to deal some damage. Again, this strategy proved bad when he face a Disaster Armor controlled Silver Crow, who cut the distance between them by applying his own wires to Rust Jigsaw and yanking.
9th Sep '17 12:11:27 PM CynicalBastardo
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* During the ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' flashback story, "Cinnabar", Rogue uses a mono-filament wire to cut through parts of Charybdis after his using his rifle only results in the creature's internal defences to [[BlownAcrossTheRoom react violently to gunfire]]. This is ''inside'' the creature. It's noted that a laser would have been more effective, but Rogue's has been confiscated and he was thrown in as part of a BloodSport with minimal equipment.
23rd Aug '17 10:54:24 PM PaulA
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* Carl Hiaasen's ''Skin Tight' features another low-tech implementation of this method, in this case using two trees and some fishing wire.

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* Carl Hiaasen's Creator/CarlHiaasen's ''Skin Tight' Tight'' features another low-tech implementation of this method, in this case using two trees and some fishing wire.
23rd Aug '17 10:53:31 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheShipWho The City Who Fought]]'' by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey and Creator/SMStirling, Joat, a young girl, sets up several strands of monofilament wire across a corridor than baits a Kolnari patrol to chase her, running into the trap. The Kolnari are literally sliced to pieces by the molecule-thick wire, making for a gruesome, bloody scene. As Joat says, it "...gives a new meaning to 'cut off at the knees!'"

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* In ''[[Literature/TheShipWho The City Who Fought]]'' ''Literature/TheCityWhoFought'' by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey and Creator/SMStirling, Joat, a young girl, sets up several strands of monofilament wire across a corridor than baits a Kolnari patrol to chase her, running into the trap. The Kolnari are literally sliced to pieces by the molecule-thick wire, making for a gruesome, bloody scene. As Joat says, it "...gives a new meaning to 'cut off at the knees!'"
12th Aug '17 9:58:04 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20101022 this strip]] of CtrlAltDel where the author puts forth his theory of why headshots in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout3}}'' tend to decapitate enemies.

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* Spoofed in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20101022 this strip]] of CtrlAltDel ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' where the author puts forth his theory of why headshots in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout3}}'' tend to decapitate enemies.
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).
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