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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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* 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.
6th Aug '16 8:26:14 AM Doug86
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* Literature/TheDresdenFiles has Harry mentions how in the movies throwing knives will always hit blade first and sink to the hilt, killing the target. He goes on to say that it's much less likely to happen in real life, since most people don't have the training or throwing power to make a thrown knife consistently deadly. Unfortunately, Harry happens to be fighting a White Court Vampire at the time, who not has enough strength to fling his knives at superhuman speeds, but he's had centuries of practice with them, so he can throw with movie like accuracy, penetration and lethality.

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* Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has Harry mentions how in the movies throwing knives will always hit blade first and sink to the hilt, killing the target. He goes on to say that it's much less likely to happen in real life, since most people don't have the training or throwing power to make a thrown knife consistently deadly. Unfortunately, Harry happens to be fighting a White Court Vampire at the time, who not only has enough strength to fling his knives at superhuman speeds, but he's had centuries of practice with them, so he can throw with movie like movie-like accuracy, penetration and lethality.
4th Aug '16 11:20:24 PM PaulA
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* Averted in Steven Brust's ''Literature/VladTaltos'' books. The protagonist spends weeks practicing and states that he has a 2 in 3 chance of getting a thrown dagger in point first if his target will stand perfectly still, exactly 15 feet away. He then asserts that the real point of throwing a knife is for the target to flinch, giving him a few seconds to do something useful.

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* Averted in Steven Brust's ''Literature/VladTaltos'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' books. The protagonist Vlad Taltos spends weeks practicing and states that he has a 2 in 3 chance of getting a thrown dagger in point first if his target will stand perfectly still, exactly 15 feet away. He then asserts that the real point of throwing a knife is for the target to flinch, giving him a few seconds to do something useful.
9th Jul '16 1:30:09 PM nombretomado
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* Used in a non-canon ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' promo animation featuring Kopaka Nuva. As he somersaults, he lets go of his sword, hand still attached, which then sinks into the mountain snow with its tip. Re-attaching his arm to it with a loud click, it causes the whole mountainside to collapse, taking the three Bohrok standing on it with it.

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* Used in a non-canon ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' promo animation featuring Kopaka Nuva. As he somersaults, he lets go of his sword, hand still attached, which then sinks into the mountain snow with its tip. Re-attaching his arm to it with a loud click, it causes the whole mountainside to collapse, taking the three Bohrok standing on it with it.
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