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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.
1st Jun '16 9:46:50 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.
23rd May '16 10:11:44 PM ChaosGallade
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*** VideoGame/FireEmblemFates introduced more throwing swords in the Kodachi and Wakizashi. To balance things out, both swords prevent the user from double attacking and the latter is locked at 2 spaces only.
10th May '16 8:39:52 PM Vir
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** Saix does this with his "claymore" in his boss fight in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' It doesn't matter to him if he misses because he can instantly conjure up a replacement. Unfortunately for him, Sora can grab the ones that miss and use them to knock him out of Berserk mode.

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** Saix does this with his "claymore" in his boss fight in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. It doesn't matter to him if he misses because he can instantly conjure up a replacement. Unfortunately for him, Sora can grab the ones that miss and use them to knock him out of Berserk mode.
1st May '16 11:06:46 PM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Metisian warriors and nobility use the Kithakis Throwing Sword, a weapon similar in construction to some African throwing knifes, with the added advantages of it ''returning'' like a boomerang. It's perfectly effective in melee too, but to use it properly you really need all the tentacles of a Metisian.
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