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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.
31st Jan '17 7:25:18 AM Rhodes7
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** Averted still more in ''The Long Patrol''. The Rapscallions' leader has a sword with one straight and one wavy edge, and the Firstblade of the Rapscallions spins the sword in air, if the wavy side hits the ground first they go raiding by sea, if the straight edge, by land. The sword is a hallowed tradition passed down from one Firstblade to the next, along with the [[TwoHeadedCoin subtle brass clip used to weigh one side or another.]]
23rd Dec '16 5:44:19 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'' has a scene with an army raiding a castle. At one point, a soldier throws an axe that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVgAaG6n_dw doesn't even spin]], it just flies blade-first into an opponent's back.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'' has a scene with an army raiding a castle. At one point, a soldier throws an axe that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVgAaG6n_dw doesn't even spin]], spin,]] it just flies blade-first into an opponent's back.
23rd Dec '16 5:43:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''. Main character Matthias practices using throwing knives but they always strike the target handle first no matter what he does. During the final battle he uses this skill to nonlethaly disarm several enemy combatants.

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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''. Main character Matthias practices using throwing knives knives, but they always strike the target handle first no matter what he does. During the final battle he uses this skill to nonlethaly disarm several enemy combatants.
4th Oct '16 8:28:39 AM DocProfessor
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* Played straight and inverted in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight. In the battle with Professor Pyg, Pyg throws butcher's knives at you, and you have the ability to counter them and throw one back at him. When Pyg tosses knives, the blades strike Batman. When Batman flings them back, the handle will bonk Pyg in the face instead.
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