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4th Dec '17 10:31:58 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', Don Diego flings his sword at his enemy, and it sticks into the ground at his feet.

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* In ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'', ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro'' (1920), Don Diego flings his sword at his enemy, and it sticks into the ground at his feet.feet. In ''Film/{{The Mark of Zorro|1940}}'' (1940), Don Diego flings his sword at the ceiling, and it sticks in a beam.
27th Oct '17 3:14:03 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', the throwing knife is like this, no matter what it hits. It's also an instant kill.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Modern Warfare 2]]'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'', the throwing knife is like this, no matter what it hits. It's also an instant kill. ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' takes it further by replacing the throwing knife with a throwing ''tomahawk'', which has even less blade area.
2nd Oct '17 1:25:35 PM Victoire
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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' [[spoiler:General Warfield]] pulls a hydralisk spike out of his arm and drops it. It sticks point-first into the ground.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' [[spoiler:General Warfield]] pulls a hydralisk spike out of his arm and drops it. It sticks point-first into the ground.ground and sinks in about halfway through. ''[[AbsurdlySharpClaws Into solid rock]]''.
30th Sep '17 11:00:02 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Happens whenever Mr. Cat throws a knife, no matter how far the target is. If it hits a vertical surface (or a character), it hits at exactly 90 degrees. If it hits a horizontal one like the ground, it sticks either at 90 or 45 degrees.
23rd Sep '17 1:14:39 AM lillolillo
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* Averted in the Transformers fanfic ''[[Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem A Child Shall Lead Them]]''. When Swoop throws his sword in anger, it hits the wall and bounces off, leaving a gash.
* Mahanon throws one of his knives into the throat of a Venatori menacing his {{love interest}} Cassandra, in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]''.

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* Averted in the Transformers fanfic ''[[Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem A Child Shall Lead Them]]''.''Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem''. When Swoop throws his sword in anger, it hits the wall and bounces off, leaving a gash.
* Mahanon throws one of his knives into the throat of a Venatori menacing his {{love interest}} Cassandra, in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge ''Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge: All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]''.Weird''.
* Inverted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'' when a stake lands pointing upwards.
-->With that, Buffy used her borrowed hand to pull Supergirl’s last Kryptonian stake from the back of her belt. But she was a little late. Zol-Am was upon her, slamming a powerful hand into her arm, knocking the weapon out of her hand. It fell, end over end, three hundred feet to the ground. It landed on the lawn of the Sunnydale High School. It was, incredibly, pointing up.
28th Aug '17 12:03:52 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Averted to humorous effect in ''VideoGame/Goldeneye1997''. Throwing knives never stick in any enemies, but rather comically bounce off of their body and leave a little red spot where they landed.
9th Jul '17 9:11:02 AM nombretomado
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* The legend of the mercury-filled throwing knife has been in circulation ever since WorldWarTwo. Supposedly, the inertia of mercury inside the blade (13.6 times heavier then water) would make the knife land point-first and stab deep into the target. While it is first described as a WWII commando knife, it later became an assassination weapon [[TheMafiya for Russian gangsters]] and so on. While nobody has yet to seen one actually get built and used, it won't work. The inertia of the heavy liquid and the way a knife spins through the air makes it more likely for the knife to hit pommel-first every time.

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* The legend of the mercury-filled throwing knife has been in circulation ever since WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Supposedly, the inertia of mercury inside the blade (13.6 times heavier then water) would make the knife land point-first and stab deep into the target. While it is first described as a WWII commando knife, it later became an assassination weapon [[TheMafiya for Russian gangsters]] and so on. While nobody has yet to seen one actually get built and used, it won't work. The inertia of the heavy liquid and the way a knife spins through the air makes it more likely for the knife to hit pommel-first every time.
25th Mar '17 7:37:07 PM Nicoaln
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* In the first ''VideoGame/BrokenSword'' game, Guido can kill George by tossing a knife at him, and sure enough it will hit him fatally. This can be justified in that he hit a stationary target.
14th Mar '17 9:29:43 AM LadyNorbert
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-->-- ''Videogame/DragonAgeII''

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-->-- ''Videogame/DragonAgeII''
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* Mahanon throws one of his knives into the throat of a Venatori menacing his {{love interest}} Cassandra, in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]''.



* ''Film/MysteryMen'': Subverted somewhat in that the Blue Raja won't use knives. And all his forks invariably bounce off what they're aimed at -- until the Sphinx shows him how to throw. Then they always stick tines first, and are strong enough that Mr. Furious can [[SteppingStoneSword use them to climb with]].

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* ''Film/MysteryMen'': Subverted somewhat in that the Blue Raja won't use knives. And all his forks invariably bounce off what they're aimed at -- until the Sphinx shows him how to throw. Then they always stick tines first, and are strong enough that Mr. Furious can [[SteppingStoneSword use them to climb with]].a wall]].


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* The Mad Hatter does this with a pair of ''scissors'' in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', to disarm the Knave of Hearts.


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** Played straight, however, at the Winter Palace ball. During a cutscene with Ambassador Briala, she throws a knife into a bad guy's ''forehead''.
3rd Mar '17 11:48:25 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': Maria uses throwing knives, most notably during the escape from the pyre.
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