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When one person attacks and breaks another person weapon with relative ease
(permanent link) added: 2012-04-30 02:12:21 sponsor: stalydan (last reply: 2012-05-03 01:37:38)

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In movies, people may attack each other with one person's weapon being destroyed with little effort on the part of the person who broke it.

Anime and Manga
  • Possible example in Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force: Signum's sword Laevatein is shattered near the hilt upon coming into contact with Cypha's forearm. However, Laevatein was already badly damaged at that point and Cypha has additionally entered a Super Mode.

  • In Kill Bill Vol. 1, The Bride easily cuts down a yakuza member's katana blade piece by piece with quick little swipes.
  • In the fight between Scott and Gideon in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Scott's sword is easily broken just by him dropping it after being attacked.
  • The Golden Child. Chandler Jarrell uses a pool cue against Tommy Chong, one of the Big Bad's minions. Chong breaks off most of the cue, leaving Jarrell with just a stub.
  • Big Trouble in Little China. In the big battle scene at the end, Thunder smashes Jack Burton's machine pistol into dust with a single blow.

Video Games
  • In Mass Effect 3, Shepard effortless shatters Kai Leng's blade with his/her forearm if a certain Renegade interrupt is taken. Which begs the question why s/he didn't do so earlier, seeing how the blade wasn't even visibly damaged at the time.
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