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14th Jun '17 5:28:06 PM Prometheus117
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** Happens at the climax of the battle between [[Manga/OnePiece Roronoa Zoro]] and [[Manga/FairyTail Erza Scarlet]], which is quite fitting since both of them have used this trope themselves. [[spoiler:Not only does Zoro's strike defeat Erza, but the ''mountain behind her'']].
8th Jun '17 8:10:38 PM Prometheus117
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* Erza's final showdown with Ikaruga in ''Manga/FairyTail''.

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* Erza's final showdown with Ikaruga in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After they pass each other, there's a {{beat}} before one of Erza's blades [[WreckedWeapon shatters into pieces]], just like all her other weapons and armor before this moment...and then another {{beat}} as Ikaruga's sword [[WreckedWeapon shatters as well]] and she collapses in a heap.
3rd Jun '17 7:23:05 AM PehesIII
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* In [[Literature/GwendalavirUniverse Ewilan's Worlds]], Edwin Til' Illan encounters his WorthyOpponent in Yalissan Fiyr, and they duel at the end of the book. It lasts less than a second. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Edwin is gutted]], while Yalissan Fiyr looks at him with an amused look]] [[spoiler: before falling to the ground, [[DoubleSubversion beheaded]]. Edwin eventually survives.]]
6th May '17 10:25:53 PM PlasmaTalon
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* Subverted when Darkness fights Beldia in ''{{LightNovel/Konosuba}}''. They both swing dramatically, only to realize after a brief pause that Darkness missed him.
30th Mar '17 9:05:43 AM Bissek
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* In the backstory of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Aion and Chrono clashed when Chrono refused to turn over Mary Magdelene to him. Aion furiously charged at Chrono while Chrono desperately tried to counter him. Aion tears off Chrono's horns in that brief exchange, and Chrono and Mary fall to the land below. Aion is unable to immediately pursue them since Chrono's strike nearly ''bisected'' him.

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* In the backstory of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', Aion and Chrono clashed when Chrono refused to turn over Mary Magdelene to him. Aion furiously charged at Chrono while Chrono desperately tried to counter him. Aion tears off Chrono's horns in that brief exchange, and Chrono and Mary fall to the land below. Aion is unable to immediately pursue them since Chrono's strike nearly ''bisected'' him. Their final meeting (with Chrono having regained his horns while Aion having lost his) ends with a shot of them charging at each other in the lead-up for one of those. [[spoiler:The epilogue suggests that Chrono won.]]
26th Mar '17 1:35:33 PM nombretomado
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* This shows up a lot in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors''. Notable instances of the trope are the endings for Ranmaru Mori, Mitsuhide Akechi, and OdaNobunaga.

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* This shows up a lot in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors''. Notable instances of the trope are the endings for Ranmaru Mori, Mitsuhide Akechi, and OdaNobunaga.UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.
18th Mar '17 10:51:30 AM SuperHeroTime27
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LoliRock'', Talia and Auriana do this to Praxina. Later, Iris and Talia do it on a Monster. Both instances have the characters running past each other, but they don't aim for each other, just the person in the middle.
21st Feb '17 6:01:43 PM nombretomado
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** In ''CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', one of Zack's memories of Sephiroth triggered by the DMW involves him doing this to a monster. Of course, it's CutscenePowerToTheMax.

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** In ''CrisisCore: ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', one of Zack's memories of Sephiroth triggered by the DMW involves him doing this to a monster. Of course, it's CutscenePowerToTheMax.
25th Jan '17 11:08:13 PM infernape612
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SwordCounterpart of ShowdownAtHighNoon. One use of the FlashStep. Probably implies a OneHitKill. If the battle is one sided and the winner uses a flash step, then there is a good chance that the loser will perform a SnapToTheSide before realizing that they've just been cut in two. For battles that end with one strike, see CurbStompBattle

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SwordCounterpart of ShowdownAtHighNoon. One use of the FlashStep. Probably implies a OneHitKill. If the battle is one sided and the winner uses a flash step, then there is a good chance that the loser will perform a SnapToTheSide before realizing that they've just been cut in two. For battles that end with one strike, see CurbStompBattle
CurbStompBattle.
8th Dec '16 7:06:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The face-off between Kyuuzo and an anonymous opponent early in Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/SevenSamurai'' is probably the West's first exposure to this.
** It actually happens twice in a row. Kyuuzo and his opponent first fight with bamboo shoots. The opponent claims a draw, but Kyuuzo replies, "A real sword would have killed you" (and it would have). When the man presses the issue, Kyuuzo draws his sword, but not before insisting that the arrogant samurai not throw his life away. Kambei, observing the duel, mutters "This is preposterous... there's no contest." Kambei's words ring true when, instead of standing in place like he did during the bamboo spar, Kyuuzo pulls off a lightning-quick dodge at the last second to slice his opponent right down the front.

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* The face-off between Kyuuzo and an anonymous opponent early in Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/SevenSamurai'' is probably the West's first exposure to this.
** It actually happens twice in a row.
this. Kyuuzo and his opponent first fight with bamboo shoots. The opponent claims a draw, but Kyuuzo replies, "A real sword would have killed you" (and it would have). When the man presses the issue, Kyuuzo draws his sword, but not before insisting that the arrogant samurai not throw his life away. Kambei, observing the duel, mutters "This is preposterous... there's no contest." Kambei's words ring true when, instead of standing in place like he did during the bamboo spar, Kyuuzo pulls off a lightning-quick dodge at the last second to slice his opponent right down the front.
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