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14th Feb '18 7:30:22 PM dlchen145
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Tai Lung is able to paralyze anyone with his nerve strikes, but his method is crude and amateurish compared to Master Oogway who is fast and skilled enough to strike with a complex ''pattern of nerve strikes'' and do it in BulletTime! Also subverted in that one of Po's advantages is that his body fat protects his nerves so well that nerve striking is useless on him.
** There's also the Wuxi Finger Hold, which (neither the scene in question nor WordOfGod is entirely clear) causes the victim to explode with city-shaking force merely by flexing the pinky finger.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Tai Lung is able to paralyze anyone with his nerve strikes, but his method is crude and amateurish compared to Master Oogway who is fast and skilled enough to strike with a complex ''pattern of nerve strikes'' and do it in BulletTime! Also subverted in that one of Po's advantages is that his body fat protects his nerves so well that nerve striking is useless on him.
** There's also
In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', the Wuxi Finger Hold, which (neither Hold causes ((neither the scene in question nor WordOfGod is entirely clear) causes clear)) the victim to explode with city-shaking force merely by flexing the pinky finger.
11th Feb '18 11:13:25 AM nombretomado
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* [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' get a touch of death as a basic ability, which grows progressively more lethal the more death magic and Lich powers they learn. It can be enhanced even further to damage anyone who tries to attack the Lich up close.

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* [[OurLichesAreDifferent Liches]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' get a touch of death as a basic ability, which grows progressively more lethal the more death magic and Lich powers they learn. It can be enhanced even further to damage anyone who tries to attack the Lich up close.
16th Jan '18 4:15:59 AM Cryoclaste
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* In WorldOfWarcraft, monks have a skill called Touch of Death that originally instantly killed an enemy if it had less health than the monk (though you can't use it on other players for [[CompetitiveBalance obvious reasons)]]. Two expansions later it was [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] to only deal 50% of the user's maximum health in damage after an 8 second delay, though the "target must have less health" restriction was lifted as well. Since the skill isn't actually guaranteed to kill the target anymore, the name could be considered an ArtifactTitle.

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* In WorldOfWarcraft, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', monks have a skill called Touch of Death that originally instantly killed an enemy if it had less health than the monk (though you can't use it on other players for [[CompetitiveBalance obvious reasons)]]. Two expansions later it was [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] to only deal 50% of the user's maximum health in damage after an 8 second delay, though the "target must have less health" restriction was lifted as well. Since the skill isn't actually guaranteed to kill the target anymore, the name could be considered an ArtifactTitle.
8th Jan '18 7:33:45 AM SimbaTheLionKing
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* In ''Film/OsmosisJones'', BigBad Thrax has a particularly long clawed finger which allows him to kill the other cellular beings he interacts with by simply touching them. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Within moments of appearing on-screen]], he gently pricks a harmless cell worker who horrifically ''boils/burns alive from the inside out''.

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* In ''Film/OsmosisJones'', BigBad Thrax has a Thrax's particularly long clawed long-clawed left index finger which allows him to kill the other cellular beings he interacts with by simply touching poking them. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Within moments of appearing on-screen]], he gently pricks a harmless cell worker who horrifically ''boils/burns alive from the inside out''.
7th Jan '18 10:04:56 PM Taxima
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** Baccarat from ''Anime/OnePieceFilmGold'' is another unorthodox example. Her Luck-Luck Fruit powers let her manipulate the luck of those she physically touches, giving people bad luck or stealing good luck for herself. Being left with nothing but bad luck can be fatal, however, as a group of henchmen she robs of their luck are quickly crushed under a collapsing pillar.
7th Jan '18 7:13:44 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Cat Noir of ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' is bonded to the kwami of Destruction. Among other powers, this lets him cause whatever he touches to rot away to nothingness. Fortunately for the show's kid-friendly rating, he doesn't use this ability on living things. On the other hand, whenever he's BrainwashedAndCrazy (which has happened several times so far), he almost invariably tries to use the ability on something alive.
3rd Jan '18 5:38:04 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Pokemon}}'': Horn Drill, Fissure, Guillotine, and Sheer Cold (30% Accuracy, but opponent faints instantly if hit).

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* ''{{Pokemon}}'': ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Horn Drill, Fissure, Guillotine, and Sheer Cold (30% Accuracy, but opponent faints instantly if hit).
28th Dec '17 5:31:49 AM Cryoclaste
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* Feng Wei of ''{{Tekken}}'' practices the particularly brutal (and fictional) God Fist Kenpo style, with one of his unblockable attacks invoking the Dim Mak directly, both by name (''Death Palm'') and method (being what amounts to a highly ritualized short palm thrust that takes away a massive amount of your health bar).

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* Feng Wei of ''{{Tekken}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' practices the particularly brutal (and fictional) God Fist Kenpo style, with one of his unblockable attacks invoking the Dim Mak directly, both by name (''Death Palm'') and method (being what amounts to a highly ritualized short palm thrust that takes away a massive amount of your health bar).
20th Dec '17 10:04:47 PM dawnraider
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** A monster in 5e called the Bodak can instantly reduce someone to 0 hp after a single failed saving throw simply by looking at them.

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** A monster in 5e called the Bodak can instantly reduce someone to 0 hp after a single failed saving throw simply by looking at them. There is another called the Intellect Devourer that can devour the brain of an incapacitated target if it fails a saving throw. This target is DeaderThanDead, only able to be brought back by the wish spell, effectively the InfinityPlusOneSword of spellcasting.
20th Dec '17 10:00:50 PM dawnraider
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** A monster in 5e called the Bodak can instantly reduce someone to 0 hp after a single failed saving throw simply by looking at them.
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