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25th Aug '16 1:28:28 AM LordGro
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* In ''Vatnsdæla saga'', Guðbrandur, one of the protagonists, [[AssassinOutclassin chases Thórir, a man send to assassinate him]] and throws his sword when Thórir is about to cross the river, killing him.

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* In ''Vatnsdæla saga'', Guðbrandur, one of the protagonists, ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfVatnsdal'': [[AssassinOutclassin chases Thórir, a man send to assassinate him]] Hired killer Thorir botches an attempt on Gudbrand's life]], then runs away and leaps over a chasm. Gudbrand throws his sword when Thórir is about to cross after him and hits him in the river, killing him.midriff, from which Thorir dies within a short time.
23rd Jul '16 7:25:19 PM Twiddler
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* Happens all the time in ''HitmenForDestiny'', but the sword in question is magical and is able to find its target.

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* Happens all the time in ''HitmenForDestiny'', ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'', but the sword in question is magical and is able to find its target.
18th Jul '16 11:18:40 AM StrongBrush1
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** Played with in Season 14, Episode 11. [[spoiler: Felix]] throws a knife at an incoming henchman, but it hits the henchman with the handle end. Fortunately, this is enough to [[RailingKill knock the henchman over a railing behind him, sending him falling to his death.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Felix''']]: (deadpan) That works.
17th Jul '16 10:40:19 PM PaulA
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* The finale of the 2010 remake of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ends this way, with Perseus chucking his Olympian sword at Hades. Thankfully, Zeus helps out with some lightning assistance, otherwise it probably wouldn't have succeeded.

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* The finale of the 2010 remake of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' ends this way, with Perseus chucking his Olympian sword at Hades. Thankfully, Zeus helps out with some lightning assistance, otherwise it probably wouldn't have succeeded.
1st Jul '16 7:01:27 AM Thunderchin
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* ''Fanfic/ThirtyHs'': Dobby launches his [[GroinAttack Groinsaw]], causing it to fly through the air like an early dream of mankind. And yes, that is a direct quote.
29th Jun '16 6:43:07 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}, [[BadassIsraeli Ziva]] saves Ducky's life by throwing a knife into the villain. Several episodes later, she tries to teach the rest of TheSquad to do this, with mixed results.

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* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', [[BadassIsraeli Ziva]] saves Ducky's life by throwing a knife into the villain. Several episodes later, she tries to teach the rest of TheSquad to do this, with mixed results.
29th Jun '16 6:42:31 AM StarTropes
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* During the fighting on Qo'noS in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[BigBad John Harrison]] dispatches several Klingons by throwing blades into them--at least, when he isn't mowing them down with [[GunsAkimbo two]] {{BFG}}s.

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* During the fighting on Qo'noS in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[BigBad John Harrison]] dispatches several Klingons by throwing blades into them--at least, when he isn't mowing them down with [[GunsAkimbo two]] {{BFG}}s. {{Justified}}, as he's actually [[spoiler:Khan Noonien Singh]].


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* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}, [[BadassIsraeli Ziva]] saves Ducky's life by throwing a knife into the villain. Several episodes later, she tries to teach the rest of TheSquad to do this, with mixed results.
29th Jun '16 6:39:13 AM StarTropes
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* During the fighting on Qo'noS in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', [[BigBad John Harrison]] dispatches several Klingons by throwing blades into them--at least, when he isn't mowing them down with [[GunsAkimbo two]] {{BFG}}s.
7th Jun '16 2:06:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshading subversion in ''The Court of a Thousand Suns'' (one of the {{Sten}} books) by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch: the hero, Sten, desperately throws a kukri, the Gurkha knife, at an adversary. The narrative spells out in no uncertain terms that a kukri can't be used effectively as a throwing blade, and Sten only threw it because he needed to distract the enemy '''somehow'''. "At best the blade should have clubbed [[spoiler:Ledoh]] down." [[spoiler:And then the kukri unexpectedly [[MillionToOneChance hits point-first]] '''and''' severs the guy's spine.]]

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* Lampshading subversion in ''The Court of a Thousand Suns'' (one of the {{Sten}} Literature/{{Sten}} books) by Alan Cole and Chris Bunch: the hero, Sten, desperately throws a kukri, the Gurkha knife, at an adversary. The narrative spells out in no uncertain terms that a kukri can't be used effectively as a throwing blade, and Sten only threw it because he needed to distract the enemy '''somehow'''. "At best the blade should have clubbed [[spoiler:Ledoh]] down." [[spoiler:And then the kukri unexpectedly [[MillionToOneChance hits point-first]] '''and''' severs the guy's spine.]]
1st Jun '16 9:47:35 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame]]''. Up against a master fencer in the Great Games of Pandathaway, Karl Cullinane throws his sword and ''misses entirely,'' but the distraction lets the bigger Karl get close enough to grapple and throw his opponent out of the ring.

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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame]]''.''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame''. Up against a master fencer in the Great Games of Pandathaway, Karl Cullinane throws his sword and ''misses entirely,'' but the distraction lets the bigger Karl get close enough to grapple and throw his opponent out of the ring.
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