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24th Jan '17 2:51:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TimeAndAgain'' Naruto fights a rogue ninja with incredible regenerative powers. He's able to take him out of action by cutting off his head, but is GenreSavvy enough to watch it for a few minutes afterwards and sees the flesh of the neck wriggling as it begins to try and grow a new body, so he pulverizes the brain, which finally kills his opponent once and for all.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TimeAndAgain'' Naruto fights a rogue ninja with incredible regenerative powers. He's able to take him out of action by cutting off his head, but is GenreSavvy savvy enough to watch it for a few minutes afterwards and sees the flesh of the neck wriggling as it begins to try and grow a new body, so he pulverizes the brain, which finally kills his opponent once and for all.
18th Jan '17 12:48:48 PM FringeBenefits
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* Invoked in ''{{Tasakeru}}''. During a fight with a MadeOfIron [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Revenant]], Commander Nadeshiko wonders how invincible he'll be with a split skull. [[spoiler: She doesn't get a chance to find out.]]

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* Invoked in ''{{Tasakeru}}''.''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}''. During a fight with a MadeOfIron [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Revenant]], Commander Nadeshiko wonders how invincible he'll be with a split skull. [[spoiler: She doesn't get a chance to find out.]]
27th Dec '16 9:38:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* Those are the only ways to kill undead in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Quazi''. This applies to both the Risen (mindless zombies) and the Quazi (those Risen, who have managed to restore their sanity and become thinking beings again). Both types of undead are extremely tough, although a bullet to the head or a complete head removal will work. Breaking the neck will only slow them down for a minute before their HealingFactor repairs the damage. The protagonist habitually carries a machete along with his sidearm and has grown adept at cleanly removing Risen heads with a single blow.
20th Oct '16 8:59:02 AM WaxingName
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* This is how you kill ''vampires'' in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' - the mystical artifact that creates them does so by altering their brains, making destruction of the head the only way not involving sunlight or Hamon to get rid of them. (Decapitation just creates a pissed-off vampiric head, so you have to ''destroy'' the head entirely.)

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* This is how you kill ''vampires'' in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' - the mystical artifact that creates them does so by altering their brains, making destruction of the head the only way not involving sunlight or Hamon to get rid of them. (Decapitation just creates a pissed-off vampiric head, so you have to ''destroy'' the head entirely.)
5th Sep '16 11:58:22 AM nombretomado
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* Used in the final boss battle in the Marine storyline for the 2010 ''[[VideoGame/AliensVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator]]'' videogame.

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* Used in the final boss battle in the Marine storyline for the 2010 ''[[VideoGame/AliensVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator]]'' videogame.''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator2010''.
5th Sep '16 9:29:10 AM nombretomado
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* Used in the final boss battle in the Marine storyline for the 2010 ''[[AlienVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator]]'' videogame.

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* Used in the final boss battle in the Marine storyline for the 2010 ''[[AlienVsPredator ''[[VideoGame/AliensVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator]]'' videogame.
2nd Sep '16 7:24:57 AM erforce
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** In the first game, getting a headshot is necessary to kill zombies. Get a bodyshot and they'll just come back to life a few seconds later. Averted in multiplayer mode, where every enemy can be unlocked and played as, but are mechanically identical.
** In ''Timesplitters 2'', the quickest way to kill a zombie is to shoot off its head

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** In the [[VideoGame/TimeSplitters first game, game]], getting a headshot is necessary to kill zombies. Get a bodyshot and they'll just come back to life a few seconds later. Averted in multiplayer mode, where every enemy can be unlocked and played as, but are mechanically identical.
** In ''Timesplitters 2'', ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2'', the quickest way to kill a zombie is to shoot off its headhead.
17th Aug '16 7:23:42 PM dvorak
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* "{{Wendigo}}es" in ''AudioPlay/TheCartographersHandbook'' (it's set near the end of the AmericanCivilWar, so "zombies" aren't the first thing to come to mind) need to be headshot to kill them.

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* "{{Wendigo}}es" in ''AudioPlay/TheCartographersHandbook'' (it's set near the end of the AmericanCivilWar, so "zombies" aren't the first thing to come to mind) need to can be headshot to kill them.killed by shooting them a whole bunch elsewhere, but since TheVirus is spread so very readily (and induces [[TheBerserker insane violence]] in its victims), Cartographers prefer head or heart shots
17th Aug '16 7:20:04 PM dvorak
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* "{{Wendigo}}es" in ''AudioPlay/TheCartographersHandbook'' (it's set near the end of the AmericanCivilWar, so "zombies" aren't the first thing to come to mind) need to be headshot to kill them.
14th Aug '16 9:13:16 PM Dravencour
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* Played mostly straight in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. [[OurZombiesAreDifferent The ghouls]] will only stop going if they're shot in the head, with which the power of the guns [[BadassNormal the]] [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire characters]] are using, usually destroys the head completely. It's been stated that they will stop if shot in the heart, but we only see it with the vampires controlling the ghouls. [[MercyKill Killing them this way is seen as preferable]]; [[NatureAdoresAVirgin the victims who become like this]] had no choice in the matter and are brainless, flesh-eating machines.

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* Played mostly straight in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. [[OurZombiesAreDifferent The ghouls]] Ghouls]] will only stop going if they're shot in the head, with which the power of the guns [[BadassNormal the]] [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire characters]] are using, usually destroys the head completely. It's been stated that they will stop if shot in the heart, but we only see it with the vampires controlling the ghouls. [[MercyKill Killing them this way is seen as preferable]]; [[NatureAdoresAVirgin the victims who become like this]] had no choice in the matter and are brainless, flesh-eating machines.
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