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14th Dec '17 11:26:51 AM johnnye
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This trope is basically when a sentient being is able to function without their entire body in one piece. The portion of the being that's still functioning is often quite frightening to look at. In most cases it takes a hit to the brain to actually stop it, but there have been cases where even ''that'' doesn't work.

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This trope is basically when a sentient being is able to function without their entire body in one piece. The portion of the being that's still functioning is often quite frightening to look at. In most cases it takes a [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain hit to the brain brain]] (or the CranialProcessingUnit) to actually stop it, but there have been cases where even ''that'' doesn't work.
16th Nov '17 1:24:51 AM Cryoclaste
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** [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]] vs [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]: Despite losing his legs during the fight, [[spoiler:[[StarFox Fox McCloud]] manages to win against [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]. The fact that his legs were [[ArtificialLimbs cybernetics]] helps.]]

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** [[VideoGame/StarFox Fox McCloud]] vs [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]: Despite losing his legs during the fight, [[spoiler:[[StarFox Fox McCloud]] [[spoiler:Fox McCloud manages to win against [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]. The fact that his legs were [[ArtificialLimbs cybernetics]] helps.]]
18th Sep '17 11:47:06 PM Benthelame
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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil has Toffee, who takes this trope [[UpToEleven to the max]]. Having [[spoiler: Rendered all magic useless, disposed of Star, regained his lost finger and destroyed Butterfly Castle]] he walks away listlessly. He doesn't notice Star's attack. At the end of it he is literally reduced to a pile of bones and goo that we can only assume was his flesh once. [[EyeScream One of his eyes is even falling out of his head.]] In response, he laughs and crawls towards the group of heroes, assuring them that they haven't won and that only he knows how everything turns out. It is only after [[spoiler: Ludo pushes a column onto him]] that he appears dead. Even then, they aren't entirely sure.

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* StarVsTheForcesOfEvil ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has Toffee, who takes this trope [[UpToEleven to the max]]. Having [[spoiler: Rendered all magic useless, disposed of Star, regained his lost finger and destroyed Butterfly Castle]] he walks away listlessly. He doesn't notice Star's attack. At the end of it he is literally reduced to a pile of bones and goo that we can only assume was his flesh once. [[EyeScream One of his eyes is even falling out of his head.]] In response, he laughs and crawls towards the group of heroes, assuring them that they haven't won and that only he knows how everything turns out. It is only after [[spoiler: Ludo pushes a column onto him]] that he appears dead. Even then, they aren't entirely sure.
18th Sep '17 11:12:24 PM Benthelame
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*StarVsTheForcesOfEvil has Toffee, who takes this trope [[UpToEleven to the max]]. Having [[spoiler: Rendered all magic useless, disposed of Star, regained his lost finger and destroyed Butterfly Castle]] he walks away listlessly. He doesn't notice Star's attack. At the end of it he is literally reduced to a pile of bones and goo that we can only assume was his flesh once. [[EyeScream One of his eyes is even falling out of his head.]] In response, he laughs and crawls towards the group of heroes, assuring them that they haven't won and that only he knows how everything turns out. It is only after [[spoiler: Ludo pushes a column onto him]] that he appears dead. Even then, they aren't entirely sure.
3rd Sep '17 12:10:22 AM NoxSky12599
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* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', a soldier explains that losing their legs can actually make zombies ''more'' dangerous, since it often makes them harder to spot in tall grass or shallow water. He also explains that this is why land mines are ineffective against zombies; traps designed to take out an enemy's foot or leg don't help much against an enemy where you have to [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain destroy the brain]].


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* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots CASTs]] in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero'' store most of their memories and personalities [[NeuroVault in their heads]], so losing their entire body is simply an inconvenience (as demonstrated when you first meet Ogi). However, some memories and personality traits can be stored in the body as well, and will be automatically uploaded when a new head is attached. When Ogi gets a new body in Paru, he occasionally slips into speaking with a stereotypical Texan accent (much to Kai's annoyance). When Ogi finds an even better body in Arca, he finds that this [=CAST=] had [[MemoryGambit backed up some of its memories in its body]] before its head was destroyed [[spoiler:during the war against Mother Trinity, hoping to [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture preserve the records it had kept]] of the atrocities she had committed.]]
16th Apr '17 8:35:54 PM nombretomado
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* The second series of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' introduces a Geonosian {{hive mind}} so powerful that it can maintain strong connections with its warriors, living ''or'' dead. This ''includes'' the warriors that have otherwise fatal wounds to their bodies - you can shoot it with laser guns or chop it up with a lightsaber, but it'll keep coming for you.

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* The second series of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' introduces a Geonosian {{hive mind}} so powerful that it can maintain strong connections with its warriors, living ''or'' dead. This ''includes'' the warriors that have otherwise fatal wounds to their bodies - you can shoot it with laser guns or chop it up with a lightsaber, but it'll keep coming for you.
15th Feb '17 3:40:50 PM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

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9th Feb '17 2:57:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': When the evil zombie-Judge Mortis is reduced to nothing but a torso and one arm during Chaos Day, he is still mobile enough to grab Judge Logan's arm and [[MakeThemRot necrotise it]].

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** Nate Slaughterhouse, an ex-SpaceMarine turned {{Cyborg}} after losing most of his body in an explosion, manages to escape from confinement without any limbs at all.
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When the evil zombie-Judge Mortis is reduced to nothing but a torso and one arm during Chaos Day, he is still mobile enough to grab Judge Logan's arm and [[MakeThemRot necrotise it]].
9th Feb '17 2:56:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': When the evil zombie-Judge Mortis is reduced to nothing but a torso and one arm during Chaos Day, he is still mobile enough to grab Judge Logan's arm and [[MakeThemRot necrotise it]].
9th Feb '17 2:53:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Nemesis}}'': After the cyborg assassins blow up Julie's lower body, she still tries to crawl away and shares some last-minute banter with the bad guys before they put her down for good.
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