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31st Jul '16 6:42:51 PM WanderingBrowser
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* The most iconic power of the ''ComicBook/ManThing'' is his ability to secrete a psycho-reactive HollywoodAcid when aggravated, which causes those covered in it to burst into flames if they get scared.
8th May '16 9:18:30 PM YapoolSeijin
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* The titular mecha in ''AquarionLogos'' does this to who or whatever comes into contact with it, even entire concepts of reality are not safe from it.
23rd Mar '16 12:54:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMiddleman'''s not so OldMaster Sensei Ping has the Wu-Han Thumb of Death.

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* ''TheMiddleman'''s ''Series/TheMiddleman'''s not so OldMaster Sensei Ping has the Wu-Han Thumb of Death.



* In ''{{Tracker}}'', a fugitive named Tev had the ability to do this to the alien EnergyBeings, although it took a lot longer in humans.

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* In ''{{Tracker}}'', ''Series/{{Tracker}}'', a fugitive named Tev had the ability to do this to the alien EnergyBeings, although it took a lot longer in humans.



* {{CSI NY}} had an episode with a martial artist who killed the victim of the week with a single blow to the back of the neck.

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* {{CSI NY}} ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' had an episode with a martial artist who killed the victim of the week with a single blow to the back of the neck.
1st Mar '16 3:50:02 PM molokai198
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* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', Peril has the power to fatally burn dragons just by touching them.
4th Feb '16 7:59:12 AM Kakai
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'', apparently touching Corrick's skin can cause death, as he warns Vesper of it.
20th Jan '16 4:03:00 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can insantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].

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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can insantly instantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
31st Dec '15 12:57:29 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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** Tai Lung is able to paralyze anyone with his nerve strikes, but his method was 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.

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** Tai Lung is able to paralyze anyone with his nerve strikes, but his method was 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.
13th Dec '15 7:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* The Touch Of Death is common in the MarvelUniverse. Besides Rogue and Wither, there's Selene the former Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, a mutant with a life draining touch who has lived for millenia thanks to her powers, during which she also became a powerful sorceress. One of her followers, Lois London aka [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mortis]], constantly emits a disruptive energy field that can induce heart attacks in living creatures. XForce member Joshua Foley aka Elixir can use his bio-manipulation abilities to kill people (pretty horribly too). Dark Young Avengers member Melter can, well, melt anything with a touch, and much like Wither, accidentally killed his parents this way. (And to top off the list, we have Hela. Kinda cheating since she is a Death Goddess.)

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* The Touch Of Death is common in the MarvelUniverse. Besides Rogue and Wither, there's Selene the former Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, a mutant with a life draining touch who has lived for millenia thanks to her powers, during which she also became a powerful sorceress. One of her followers, Lois London aka [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mortis]], constantly emits a disruptive energy field that can induce heart attacks in living creatures. XForce ComicBook/XForce member Joshua Foley aka Elixir can use his bio-manipulation abilities to kill people (pretty horribly too). Dark Young Avengers member Melter can, well, melt anything with a touch, and much like Wither, accidentally killed his parents this way. (And to top off the list, we have Hela. Kinda cheating since she is a Death Goddess.)
7th Dec '15 3:36:31 AM SSJMagus
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** 3.0 and 3.5 editions really love these kinds of abilities. Many "save or die" effects exist in the game. To name a few: Flesh to Stone, Disintegrate (you MIGHT survive, but probably not), Power Word: Kill, Implosion (one target PER ROUND), the special Cleric power for the Death Domain (I believe it's even called Touch of Death), the Vorpal weapon enchantment (decapitates on a failed save), to name a few. There are also numerous Psionic variants which are even more brutal, with Decerebrate (save or get lobotomized) being probably the most straightforward. Some of these are not guaranteed to kill you instantly (even if you fail the save), but you have to be [[MadeofIron really durable]] to survive them.

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** 3.0 and 3.5 editions really love these kinds of abilities. Many "save or die" effects exist in the game. To name a few: Flesh to Stone, Disintegrate (you MIGHT survive, but probably not), Power Word: Kill, Implosion (one target PER ROUND), the special Cleric power for the Death Domain (I believe it's even called Touch of Death), the Vorpal weapon enchantment (decapitates on a failed save), to name a few. There are also numerous Psionic variants which are even more brutal, with Decerebrate (save or get lobotomized) being probably the most straightforward. Some of these are not guaranteed to kill you instantly (even if you fail the save), but you have to be [[MadeofIron really durable]] to survive them. For example, Disintegrate's damage (if the save is failed) is calculated by 40 rolls of standard 6-sided dice; if the target has in excess of 240 HP, a single casting of Disintegrate will not kill them even if it inflicts the maximum possible damage...but few characters will have even close to that much HP.
12th Nov '15 5:29:09 PM nombretomado
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* In his books, RobertRankin frequently references a supposed martial art called "Dimac", with which one can maim and disfigure opponents with a mere fingertip's pressure.

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* In his books, RobertRankin Creator/RobertRankin frequently references a supposed martial art called "Dimac", with which one can maim and disfigure opponents with a mere fingertip's pressure.
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