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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.
9th Jul '16 1:13:59 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'' when Tahu and Kopaka get knocked out.

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* Happens in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'' when Tahu and Kopaka get knocked out.
26th Apr '16 10:26:04 PM Nylsa
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* Ever since WorldWarTwo has circulated the legend of the mercury-filled throwing knife: 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. Sometimes is a WWII commando knife, later an assassination weapon [[TheMafiya for Russian gangsters]] and so on. While nobody has yet seen one actually built and used, it won't work. The inertia of the heavy liquid and the way a knife spins through the air makes most likely to hit pommel-first every time.

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* Ever since WorldWarTwo has circulated the The legend of the mercury-filled throwing knife: supposedly 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. Sometimes 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 most it more likely for the knife to hit pommel-first every time.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Realmz}}'' scenario ''Castle in the Clouds'' has your party notice a blue dragon far overhead lose a fight to some reds attempting to find something it had. Later, you can discover a powerful quarterstaff planted in the ground, having split a large bush's trunk in two top to bottom.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Realmz}}'' ''Realmz'' scenario ''Castle in the Clouds'' has your party notice a blue dragon far overhead lose a fight to some reds attempting to find something it had. Later, you can discover a powerful quarterstaff planted in the ground, having split a large bush's trunk in two top to bottom.



* Averted in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', if letting Sera kill Pel Harmond in her personal quest, she will draw a knife and throw it, only for the hilt to bonk the noble. After chastising Sera, she simply beats him to death.

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* Averted in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', if letting ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition''. If you let Sera kill [[spoiler:kill Pel Harmond in Harmond]] during her personal quest, she will draw a knife and throw it, only for the hilt to bonk the noble. After chastising Sera, she simply beats him to death.
1st Mar '16 8:27:58 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The ''Crocodile Dundee'' inversion doesn't generally work in reality. Knives that are designed for throwing are heavier at the pommel and are meant to be thrown by the grip, so the blade spins outward in a wide radius as it flies and has the best chance of striking on the point. Ordinary knives tend to either be evenly balanced or have heavier blades, so the central axis is either in the middle of the knife or at the blade itself; both are less likely to go pointy end in, so in real life, good ol' Mick would've had an even ''better'' chance of knocking out the mook if he'd thrown it by the point.
26th Feb '16 2:15:44 AM Nautilus1
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* Ever since WorldWarTwo has circulated the legend of the mercury-filled throwing knife: 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. Sometimes is a WWII commando knife, later an assassination weapon [[TheMafiya for Russian gangsters]] and so on. While nobody has yet seen one actually built and used, it won't work. The inertia of the heavy liquid and the way a knife spins through the air makes most likely to hit pommel-first every time.
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16th Feb '16 3:17:21 PM Beacon80
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* Averted and discussed in the Literature/{{Bordertown}} novel, ''Elsewhere''. After getting jumped outside a bar, Ron throws a knife at the door, hoping to attract attention. The knife hits the door hilt first. Ron notes that, while this accomplished his goal just fine, it would have been much cooler if it had stuck in the door.
30th Dec '15 5:55:10 AM eroock
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-->--''Videogame/DragonAgeII''

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