One way of demonstrating LudicrousMeleeAccuracy (or even ImprobableAimingSkills) is combining it with BombDisposal: cutting (or shooting) the fuses.

See also WireDilemma and WrongWire.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin cuts the fuses off of the bombs Katsu throws at him. In another instance, he swings his sword so fast [[RazorWind the wind blows out the fuses]].
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': King Bradley stops Fuu's TakingYouWithMe by cutting the fuses off the grenades strapped to Fuu's stomach.
* ''Anime/NinjaScroll'': Dakuan chucks his sake gourd at Zakuro, dousing her with it, then grabs a candle to light her up...only for a thrown knife to cut the wick.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Vivi manages to cut the fuse of the cannon at the last second, only to discover that the bomb inside is a TimeBomb.

* The Soviet action movie ''The Crown of the Russian Empire or The Elusives Again'' had this in the intro. One of the Elusives shoots the fuse to thwart a bomb on the rails before a moving train.

* In one ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, Ax stops an explosion by cutting the trail of black powder before the fire could reach the barrels of explosives. Unfortunately, when he cut the trail, his blade made a spark...

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Reality show ''Series/TopShot'' had one round where the contestants tried to shoot through a bomb's fuse to stop it from going off. It was one of the most difficult challenges on the show.
* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': Phryne shots a burning length of film that is being used as an improvised PowderTrail in "Framed for Murder". However, the burning film flips and lands on the piled celluloid, reigniting it.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In a ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' strip, the Dragon Lady shoots through the fuse of an explosive that has been stuffed ''in Connie's mouth!''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* One of the challenges in the ''VideoGame/MadDogMcCree'' arcade game involved shooting the fuse off some dynamite to save the prospector.
* On the Game Over screen of the original ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', you're tied up with a bomb next to you. Continuing means a knife drops in to cut the fuse.