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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.
14th Aug '16 9:10:14 PM Dravencour
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* Shooting them in the head is the best way to put down chupacabra (a race of cannibal demons) in ''ComicBook/WynonnaEarp''.

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* Shooting them in the head is the The best way to put down chupacabra (a race of cannibal demons) in ''ComicBook/WynonnaEarp''.''ComicBook/WynonnaEarp'' is to shoot them in the head.
9th Aug '16 11:04:17 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Zig Zagged in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' with regard to the Flood. After becoming Flood, the head is useless and they can lose it with no real problem. But the vital zone is their chest, where the infection form is. After having their chest destroyed, the combat form is effectively killed... until another infection form comes along and reanimates it. The only way to ensure no reanimation is to destroy the corpse (most efficient way is to burn it, but continually shooting/meleeing it also works).
** As well, a headshot to a fallen Flood Combat Ford in the first game was the quickest way to make sure a 'dead' Combat Form wouldn't rise back up to attack the player from behind.

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* Zig Zagged Zig-Zagged in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' with regard to the Flood.Flood Combat Forms. After becoming Flood, the head is useless and they can lose it with no real problem. But the vital zone is their chest, where the infection form Infection Form is. After having their chest destroyed, the combat form Combat Form is effectively killed... until another infection form Infection Form comes along and reanimates it. The only way to ensure no reanimation is to destroy the corpse (most efficient way is to burn it, but continually shooting/meleeing it also works).
** As well, That said, a headshot to a fallen Flood Combat Ford Form in the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game game]] was the quickest way to make sure a 'dead' Combat Form wouldn't rise back up to attack the player from behind.
6th Aug '16 3:48:01 PM Someoneman
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters 2'' the quickest way to kill a zombie is to shoot off its head

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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters''
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In ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters 2'' 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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