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-> '''Sayid''': I'm not going to hurt you, Hurley.
-> '''Hurley''': Yeah, I saw you snap that guy's neck with that break dancing thing you do with your legs. I think I'll hang back here.
-->-- ''Series/{{Lost}}''
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The premise is simple. Whether to deliver a NeckSnap or slow strangulation, sometimes even other injuries, the (usually) girl takes hold of her victim between her thighs and either squeezes or twists, sometimes both. The result is either a painful death, or unconsciousness from strangulation. This move is often seen in combination with WithMyHandsTied thanks to not requiring arms.

This method of attack is more commonly used by women than men in fiction, probably because of the [[{{Fanservice}} sexual attractiveness]] of girls' thighs, and because women are generally considered more likely to have strong legs than arms.

Less risqué could be called "Murderous Calves" or "Murderous Ankles". Same general idea but lower on the legs. Men are rarely seen using this, partly because of their [[GroinAttack obvious vulnerability]] when attempting it. However, due the increased popularity of UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts and awareness of the effectiveness of moves like the triangle choke or the figure four headscissors, it's slightly more common and generally used to demonstrate either CombatPragmatism, legitimate fighting training, or both.

The ProfessionalWrestling moves the frankensteiner and hurricanrana ''can'' overlap with this trope, but are more often used by a FragileSpeedster.

Somewhat related to AssKicksYou. Compare and contrast with ArmedLegs. TruthInTelevision; see RealLife section.



[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Ryomou Shimei's fighting style in ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' involves lots of grappling with her thighs.
* The title character from ''Manga/KekkoKamen'' typically overpowers her opponents with a flying headscissors takedown. Naked.
** Hey, she's wearing clothes. A mask and boots...
* As an Homage to ''Kekko Kamen'', ''Angel Blade'''s finishing move involves this. In accordance with the show's [[{{Hentai}} nature]], it's done with extra focus on the space in-between.
* A favorite move of ''Manga/ShadowLady'', often (and deliberately) positioning her enemy's head just so his face presses against her bits.
* Happens every so often in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', particularly in the manga. Because Ranma's semi-speciality is his agility, and because his [[GenderBender female form]] is particularly small and light, he's quite prone to bending around in melee range so that he can latch onto his opponent's neck and pull or flip them around. He gets it done to him in at least the manga version of the Pantyhose Taro arc.
** It's such a signature move that the third licensed fighting game, ''Chougi Ranbuhen'', actually turned it into Ranma's standard throw move (for both genders.)
* Setsuna performs a mid-air Frankensteiner on Negi that [[ArtisticLicensePhysics rotated 3 times]] in the Mahora Festival TournamentArc.
* In ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' Ginza actually kills someone with her thighs. The man was a leg fetishist. It was awkward.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Deidara grabs Tobi's neck between his legs when Tobi refused to give back the arm and Akatsuki ring that Deidara lost earlier (this was pretty much Deidara's only option as he'd lost his other arm by this point as well).
* In ''Manga/CodeBreaker'' [[spoiler: Aoba, recently revealed as a Code:Revenger,]] grabs Ogami's head tightly with her legs while lifting herself off the ground with her arms. Ogami has his face pressed into her crotch and (substantial) chest while she apathetically looks at him. This sounds more pleasant for him than it was since the girl in question has been shown to have incredible strength.
* On one of the many times ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s Team Rocket are dangling from a tree, tied up, Jessie tries to throttle James with her thighs. Three episodes later they're pulling off a TotemPoleTrench and Jessie strangles him again, as a reminder of his fate should he drop her.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Okita leg [[WrestlerInAllOfUs suplexes]] a girl who tried to stab him by latching onto her neck in this fashion. He ends up with his butt on top of her head and rubs her face in the dirt with it for extra measure.
** [[IdiotHero Kagura]] does this to Gintoki by chocking him into Sleeper while Otae punches his stomach brutally because of the girls' jealous that Tae's little brother, [[ButtMonkey Shinpachi]] is dating a CatGirl named [[ManipulativeBastard Eromes]] in Episode 34.
* In the second ''Anime/QueensBlade Grimoire'' OVA, Alicia and Tiina get captured by Liliana and her GhostPirate crew, and are stripped naked and tied up. When Alicia sees a walking skeleton pirate wearing her clothes, she gets so angry that she manages to lunge forward, trap his skull between her thighs, and crush it into dust.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Abby Chase does this in ''ComicBook/DangerGirl'' hanging from an overhead beam, but not before she gets some information from the Hammer soldier. She's wearing a skimpy wetsuit at the time, which is par for the course for this series.
* From the ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' series, a move called the ''Open-thigh knee jump'' - or something like it. Used to great effect, regardless whether it's a hot lady or an excessively muscled man doing it.
* Comicbook/BlackWidow does this often.
* Franchise/SpiderMan frequently does this to subdue enemies.
* Bunnie Rabbot in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' does this to a brainwashed Sonic in one issue; made even worse for Sonic since she's a cyborg below the waist.
* Quite a few of the heroines of Franchise/TheDCU have techniques like this in their repertoire. Sometimes to enhance the sexy, sometimes because they [[ExactWords promise to not lay a hand on someone]], sometimes just because they're a BadassNormal CombatPragmatist that uses every part of her body as a weapon. Quite common with the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey including ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, as well as [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Batwoman Kathy Kane]] and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} former Batgirl Cassandra Cain]] when they weren't just [[GoodOldFisticuffs beating you stupid the old-fashioned way]].
* While ComicBook/ThePunisher was partially paralyzed by a drug, a female captor with a thing for him tried to give him head, only for Frank to, well... "[[NeckSnap KRRACK]]".
--> '''Punisher:''' [[BondOneLiner Goodnight, Deirdre.]]
* Male example- Indie comic superhero ''ComicBook/BlackWeb'' does this to a security guard in his first issue.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* From ''Urusei Yatsura: The Senior Year'' by Gorgo, we have the '''Thunder-thighs Flying Takedown'''.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief]] brags about his ability to crush men's heads between his thighs like sparrow eggs. This is despite the fact that Zangief does not have such a technique in the actual Street Fighter series, unless you count piledrivers.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the ''Film/MortalKombat'' film, Sonya Blade finishes Kano using this method.
-->'''Kano:''' No, Sonya! Don't! Give...[[TemptingFate give me a break]]...\\
'''Sonya:''' Okay. ''[[NeckSnap [SNAP!] ]]''
** She does the Deadly Ankles thing to Ermac in the second film.
* ''Lust In the Dust''. Rosie (played by Divine), but accidentally. She can even crack a lock with her thighs ''that a hail of bullets failed to open''.
* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Deckard almost gets his neck crushed between the legs of Pris, the pleasure-model replicant.
* Film/JamesBond:
** In ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', gymnast Bambi attacks Bond with this.
** In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', one Russian female assassin is said to kill her targets with her well-developed thighs. Moneypenny quips that it sounds like a perfect date for Bond. {{Foreshadowing}}, anyone?
** The favourite killing method of DarkActionGirl Xenia Onatopp from ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}''. She does this [[CombatSadomasochist for her own enjoyment]].
-->'''Bond:''' [[BondOneLiner She always did enjoy a good squeeze.]]
** Bond himself kills one of Silva's henchmen by choking him with his thighs in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', possibly in a reference to Film/{{GoldenEye}}.
* Barbara Rose of ''Film/TheWarOfTheRoses'' grabs her husband in a leg-lock when he's trying to get amorous, squeezing the breath out of him. The next day, the injury causes him to pull a muscle and results in Oliver believing he's having a heart-attack and ''dying''... Which, apparently, inspires him to [[IdiotBall leave the house to Barbara in his will]], which came back to haunt him later on.
* ''Film/TankGirl'', after being captured by Water and Power, lures a W&P solder closer with the tease of a blow-job, then breaks his neck with her legs. The other soldiers, having already warned him, don't do anything about it.
** They probably came to the same conclusion as we do; that the man was TooDumbToLive.
* Creator/LenaOlin's character tries to do this to Gary Oldman's character in ''Film/RomeoIsBleeding''.
* In ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'', in a rare gender reversal Paul Sarone (Jon Voight's character) does this to Kari Wuhrer. It's done to show how Sarone is NotSoDifferent from the movie's other villain.
%%* Mystique does this in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.
* ''Film/AeonFlux'''s titular character kills a Mook this way.
* Alice in the first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie kills a zombie this way.
* Chun-Li does this to M. Bison in ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi''.
* In ''Film/LethalWeapon,'' Riggs chokes out his torturer this way while his hands are bound. He nearly does it again during the climactic battle with [[TheDragon Mr. Joshua]] near the end of the film.
-->'''Murtaugh:''' Break his fuckin' neck!
* Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme does this to a triad mook during the finale of ''Film/DoubleImpact'' to break his neck. Soon afterwards, the BigBad's [[TheDragon dragon]] (played by Cory Everson) tries to do this to the other Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme (he's playing both halves of a set of twins, you see), and looks MUCH better doing it, but ultimately fails (unfortunately) and eventually dies of a knife wound.
* In ''Film/UniversalSoldierRegeneration'', the NGU uses his superhuman strength augmented thighs to kill another Unisol. He was using it not only to break the [[MadeOfIron Unisol's]] neck, but his collarbone, spine and parts of his upper ribcage, an act equivalent to using his thighs to break a column of reinforced concrete.
* Briefly and non-lethally used in ''Film/MissCongeniality''. When Gracie and Matthews are on the wrestling mat, she gets Matthews' neck between her legs, and gives him a rough squeeze after Matthews starts being snarky.
* In ''Film/KickAss2'', Mother Russia is capable of snapping necks by putting people in a headlock between her thighs and twisting.
* Done to two bad guys by the male hero in ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', although it appears as if it just puts them to sleep instead of killing them.
* [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Natasha Romanoff]] uses thigh chokes in combat at least OncePerEpisode and sometimes [[http://remember-budapest.tumblr.com/post/143056677265/adeles-damn-natasha-back-at-it-again-with-the more]]. She has yet to use them as a killing move, though--when she's facing multiple opponents she uses it as a quick way to knock people down, and when she's only facing one they tend to be [[SuperSoldier superhuman]].
* In ''Film/{{Haywire}}'', Mallory chokes Paul unconscious with her thighs before finishing him off by shooting him in the head.

* Done by a man in ''Literature/TheGunSeller''. In this instance the captor is strangled with his neck at the back of the captive's knee. It is described as a slow death.
* [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Nanny Ogg]] threatens to do this to Igor in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''. Yes, you heard me, Nanny Ogg, the jolly grandmother in her eighties. It ''is'' stated in another book that three marriages and an ''adventurous'' youth have given her thigh muscles that could crack nuts.
* Kinda-sorta done by the Black Knight when he and Schofield are captive in the dungeons under the castle. Of course, this being Creator/MatthewReilly, he has to [[RuleOfCool attract a tiger shark to scare the enemy into range, then crush his ribs with his legs, then kill him with a blowtorch while]] [[BulletproofHumanShield blocking the return fire from his allies]].
* Referenced by crime-writer and criminologist Creator/ColinWilson in his book ''Order of Assassins''. He debates if this is physically possible, noting its use in pornography, both written and filmed, and comes up with historical accounts of thigh-strangulation.
* There was a ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' novel. No, it isn't canon. In it Sonya did this twice, first squeezing Baraka unconscious and then nearly killing Kano. Kung Lao also did it to Shang Tsung - he was wearing an amulet at the time that used a mild LifeDrain on Shang Tsung while Lao applied the hold. Also subverted - when he tried it on Goro, Goro just yanked his legs apart like a wishbone and nearly tore him in half.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy obviously.
* In Season 5 of ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack Bauer snaps Bierko's neck with his legs. He does it again in ''24: Redemption'' and again in season 8.
* The climax of the Reliquary story on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' involved Brad Carlton strangling a man with his thighs.
* Though it isn't actually ''used'' in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', on the DVD commentary, the graphics designer for the T-888 mentioned that he deliberately designed the skeletal thighs of the Terminator to have sharp edges on the inside, so that they could be used as scissors to lop off a human's head if it got its legs around them. Though to be fair, he did design the entire T-888 to have as much improvised weaponry as possible built into it, and that's far from the only way the machine has to kill someone.
* Sayid Jarrah from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' does this to a RedShirt in the season 3 finale. With his hands tied behind his back. The conversation he had with Hurley after this event provides the trape's quote.
* In an early ''Series/PowerRangers'' episode, Kimberly, while lying on a park table on her back, grabbed a putty patroller's neck in between her ankles, squeezed for a few seconds and then threw him to the side.
* According to TV game show ''Series/WouldILieToYou'', Patrick [=McGuinness=] was once defeated in an impromptu wrestling contest by Andy [=McNabb=] who got his head in a leg-lock. [[spoiler:It was a lie.]]
* The first meeting of [[Series/{{Farscape}} John Crichton and Aeryn Sun]] has Aeryn holding John like this demanding that he identify himself.
** Echoed in ''Series/StargateSG1'' when Vala (Claudia Black, the same actress who played Aeryn) hops onto Daniel Jackson from behind and scissors him into submission.
* In the show ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' (the one starring Maggie Q), the titular character breaks a burly henchman's neck with a triangle choke.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had J.D. mention how strong Elliot's thighs are, which she demonstrates by snapping a lunch tray with them, and then supporting both J.D. and Turk as the bottom tier of their [[RunningGag 'World's Most Giant Doctor']].
* In the second episode of the fourth series of ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Sadie tries this on Finn to get him to untie her.
* In the first season finale of ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', Nolan uses his legs to break the neck of one of the Earth Republic soldiers holding him and Irisa.
* Another non-lethal example takes place in an episode of the cop drama ''Silk Stalkings''. When Chris and Rita investigate the murder of a male ballet dancer, Chris questions a ballerina who was the victim's mistress. She tries to seduce him, tightly wrapping her legs around his midsection and refusing to let go until Rita walks in on them.
* In the ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' episode "Waning Minute", Curtis Chen breaks a Freelancer's neck with his legs in order to escape.
* An unintentional example occurred in an episode of ''[[Series/TheOfficeUS The Office]]'', which had Erin accidentally suffocate Dwight by squeezing too hard during a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_fight Chicken Fight]].

* Fem2Fem's ''Make Me Love U'' -- "Hold Me down / with those legs of steel / and then kiss me / so genteel."
* Lemon Demon's [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny "Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny"]] - "But Chuck saw through his clever disguise, and he crushed Batman's head in between his thighs."

* Creator/SegaPinball's ''Pinball/GoldenEye'' has the "Xenia Encounter", where villainess Xenia Onatopp crushes a Naval Captain with her thighs.

* Referenced by Creator/RobertEHoward in "[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Tribute_to_the_Sportsmanship_of_the_Fans A Tribute to the Sportsmanship of the Fans]]":
-->Clamp the scissors on his neck/and choke him till he's green again

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In wrestling, this trope is literally OlderThanTelevision—early 20th-century wrestler Joe Stecher became known as "The Scissors King", with his preferred finisher being the body scissors. He is said to have developed his legs by squeezing 100-pound (45 kg) sacks of grain on the family farm in Nebraska until they burst.
* Mildred Burke, one of the pioneers of women's wrestling in the USA and also a legitimate shooter who wrestled men in competitive matches at carnivals, utilized a crooked headscissor as one of her hooks.
* Christie "Asya" Wolf, a [[AmazonianBeauty female bodybuilder]] with quads bigger than those of most male wrestlers, used a headscissor variation called a figure 4 headscissor as a finishing move after being put in a wrestling role by Wrestling/{{WCW}}. According to Eric Gargiulo, the figure four headscissors had previously been a favorite of wrestlers who decided to go into business for themselves.
* The triangle choke, as mentioned in the Real Life section, is used sometimes as a resthold and occasionally as a finisher, especially in wrestling promotions which try to emulate MMA style fights.
* Wrestling/{{Ivory}} didn't use it in wrestling often, but in a commercial for Stacker 2 Fatblocker, she put some random guy in one and squeezed his neck while talking about Stacker 2 "crushing cravings."
* Wrestling/RandyOrton used to make heavy use of the body scissors when he was the "legend killer". Amusingly, Tyson Tomko showed Randy didn't even know to get out of a basic side head scissor because his cheating tactics made the ref break holds before his opponents did.
* Wrestling/{{Melina}} Perez, while acting as a valet for MNM, would use a headscissor choke on MNM's opponents while they distracted the ref. While not exactly murderous, the male wrestlers actually sold it as painful rather than sexy.
* While she didn't kill anyone, Sienna Duvall's face down "diva trap" choke was nasty enough to draw disqualification.
* Zeuxis's Cabellete, a quintessential lucha libre hold, involves squatting with a suspended opponent's head trapped between your thighs, twisting their own for maximum effect.
* Wrestling/{{Carmella}}'s "Code of Silence" finisher is a modified crooked headscissor in which she lies across a face-down opponent's shoulders and then rolls backwards, pulling up on the chin and neck.

[[folder:Reality TV]]
* ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF37gYdmKTA&t=3m18s This is why]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWYkJlVAYMo&t=2m19s you don't want]] an acrobatic dancer as a deranged girlfriend.

[[folder:Video Games]]
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* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} has a few different varieties of this in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', like wrapping her right leg around the left side of a {{Mook|s}}'s neck and yanking him to the ground to strangle him or swinging down from the ceiling and choking them. Batman can also do the ceiling variant, though he holds their necks closer to his ankles.
* In one of the opening cutscenes of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', she flies at an enemy crotch first, wrapping and restraining it with her unusually long legs.
* One of Noel's specials in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has her grab her opponent between her thighs, flip him over, then shoot him.
** Incidentally, some official art implies that she's almost certainly GoingCommando under that MagicSkirt. [[ShrinkingViolet This is completely at odds with her normal personality]], but... she's complicated.
** This was later followed by Makoto and Bullet.
* ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive'' has a Fanservice moves for Kasumi (and her clones), Ayane, Tina, La Mariposa / Lisa Hamilton, Mila, ''Videogame/NinjaGaiden'''s [[CanonImmigrant Momiji]], Marie Rose, Nyotengu, and Honoka.
** Kasumi in particular has a fairly famous move resembling a Frankensteiner where she jumps on her opponent's shoulders to sit on them (from the front so their face will be blocked by her body), coils her legs around their head and then does a ''back-flip'' with the opponent in tow. Unlike a regular Frankensteiner, she doesn't need to touch the ground for it, she does it in the air.
* The PSP game [[VideoGame/DefJamSeries Def Jam Fight for NY: Takeover]] changed the movelist of most fighters, giving them new fighting styles. Some of the ladies gained the submission attribute, granting them a couple of "murderous thighs" moves. Lauren has a grounded head-/armscissors, Cindy got the Christo (headscissors armbar) and Kimora can pull her opponent face first into her crotch into a tight triangle choke. Kimora must have immensely powerful thighs, since her submission seems to do more damage then most other holds.
* Gloria uses this in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4''. In VaporWear, no less.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Leilana does this in the bad future. She's suspended from the ceiling by her wrists, but when her guard turns his back she gets him in a headscissor and snaps his neck. Not played for fanservice, considering Leliana's [[ShellShockedVeteran attitude]], her jagged-looking metal greaves, and the fact that she'd been tortured for a year and had her skin harvested repeatedly for experiments. And looked it.
* In the third ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi'' game, Fasha (the girl in [[CanonImmigrant Bardock's]] squad) does this as part of her ultimate attack. Being a DragonBall character, she does it while ''flying'', and slams her opponent head-first into the ground.
* In ''VideoGame/FableIII'', the hero sometimes does this as a finishing move when fighting humans with a sword. Doing it while wearing a chicken outfit is more absurd than sexy, though.
* Blue Mary Ryan, Momoko, Vice and Shermie from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. ''Especially'' Shermie.
** In a non-fanservice way, Clark does this for his Frankensteiner (like Cammy, above). And then he turns to the screen, holds out his hands, and yells "HEY!"
** Mai Shiranui also got move of this kind in ''KOF'99''. It was initally quite useless and the animations suggest that it was probably intended to be fetish appeal to compensate for the loss of Shermie and Vice in that game. The attack is probably based on one she does to a {{mook|s}} in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' movie. She also has had the "Murderous Ankles" version as one of her throws since her debut in ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2''.
* Snake did this to a Mook in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''. It deserves stressing that he is an old man, and still managed to pull off playing it for fanservice.
* The Assassin in ''Super VideoGame/MondayNightCombat'' features a grapple in which she flips forward and grabs her opponent's face with her crotch, after which she stabs him / her with her knife.
* Tanya in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has this as one of her throws, and a more extreme version as a fatality.
** The Mortal Kombat movie example was likely based on the in-game Sonya Blade, who had a leg-grab style throw as a special manoeuvre from the first game. Scorpion had one in MKII.
*** And Sonya has a fatality version in ''MK 4'' and ''MK 9'' where she cuts the opponent in half.
* In ''VideoGame/OutlawVolleyball'', Russian Bridgette Nielsen lookalike Natasha performs the move on a volleyball in one of her victory animations. One of the possible accompanying soundbites is "I could have been Olympic champion... if coach didn't have unfortunate accident." Also, a now-defunct Outlaw Sports game website featured a soundclip of her remarking "These thighs can crush a man's head. [sigh] I really should get new hobby..."
* Playing as Jill in the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' mercenaries minigame gives you the oppurtunity to do this to random majini provided you are behind them and they are stunned, grabbing their knee.
** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', Jake kills a J'avo this way as his hands are handcuffed.
* In ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheKasai'', Tati does this regularly. This would probably be hotter if, A. We didn't see Tati as a scared child in the prequel, ''Mark of Kri'', and B. if [[KnifeNut Tati]] wasn't absolutely brutal if her fighting style. {{Squick}}y kills are practically a trademark of this series, but Tati manages to outdo her brother [[LightningBruiser Rau]], who can slice through about five bodies or more with one swing of an ax. This was probably intentional though, because it characterizes the difference between [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Rau]] and [[AxCrazy Tati]] quite nicely.
* In the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' sequel ''Project Justice'', Tiffany gains a super where she wraps her thighs around the opponent's head and... spins around their head a bit. Considering her role as the series' MsFanservice, this is definitely plays more into the "sexy" part of this trope than the "deadly" part.
** In the first game, Kyoko has a super move called "The Breaker" that's a string of various submission holds. A triangle choke is the final hold in the series.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Shinobido}}'', one of Kinu's OneHitKill attcks consist in a mid-air version of this. Goh can do a similar trick if he's hanging from a platform and catch a victim on said platform: he will grab the victim, drag him/her down, catch his/her neck with his legs and break it.
* This is an attack used by Sophitia in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries''. Worse yet, it's called "From Heaven To Hell." It's an accurate description.
** Also used by other characters to set up weapon attacks, such as Taki's A+G and Talim's B+G throws. Talim's command throw, a modification of her B+G, has her [[BloodlessCarnage break the opponent's arm]] using her legs before moving on to the weapon hits.
* [[FragileSpeedster Cammy's]] various frankensteiner variations in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' series. Although the frankensteiner doesn't necessarily fit this trope, Cammy's use of it pretty clearly does.
** In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha3'', she's joined by Rainbow Mika, Zangief's disciple who utilize a butt attacks and thigh grapples.
** In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', adds [[MaskedLuchador El Fuerte]], who only has multiple thigh grapples, some of which involve spinning around the opponent's head like the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' example above. Since El Fuerte's a dude (and a rather goofy one at that), this is probably more comedy than fanservice.
** ''Super Street Fighter IV'' edition brings in [[BoisterousBruiser Hakan]], who takes this trope to a ''whole'' new level. His second Ultra involves lying on the ground, and if his opponent so much as touches him, he/she will slip on him, whereas upon Hakan will get on top of his opponent, squeeze him/her between his thighs, and ''launch him/her out of his ass and into the wall.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX3RSiASrjc&feature=related Here it is in action.]]
* Kings, Roger family (and Alex) and Dr. Boskonovich, including Julia Chang from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' are fans of the Frankensteiner as well. No female characters in this franchise have MurderousThighs but Nina and Anna Williams, being assassins, do know how to dislocate or break pretty much any bone in the opponent's body with their legs. Anna has a move that does include a headscissor, but the headscissor is used as leverage to break the opponent's leg. Xiaoyu has a Murderous Ankles attack in ''Tekken 5'', but it's tricky to pull off.
** Jun was once had an armbar, prior ''Tekken Tag 2'' had the move removed for an unknown reason.
** Julia's old moves is later transferred to her step-mother Michelle in ''Tekken Tag 2'', when Julia is currently Jaycee.
** Michelle's tag throw to Julia / Jaycee in ''Tag 2'' has her daughter perform a frankensteiner and triangle hold.
* Ayame from the ninja game ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}'' can do this as a stealth kill. Yeah, a stealth thigh based NeckSnap. She's that awesome.
* In some ''VideoGame/WorldHeroes'' games Kim Dragon has a slow squeezing version of this, whooping it up as he grinds. The actual females (Janne and Ryoko) notably do not do this in their grapples (Ryoko has various judo throws; Janne either shoulder-throws you or slaps you around).
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', female dwarves have a flirt line where they claim to be able to flatten steel between their thighs.
* Someone on the development team of ''WWF Attitude'' for the [=N64 and PlayStation=] was a fan of this trope. All three women in the game (Sable, Jacqueline and Chyna) used the headscissor in the game, even though none of them used it in real life. Furthermore, although the move was used as a rest hold in real life, it was a potential finisher in the game. And there were two sets of Create-a-Wrestler dialogue, "Legs" and "Thunder Thighs" centered around this trope.

* Pella from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' kills a guard through the bars of her cage with this technique, promising to compose a song about it later. Fans have since [[http://forums.lfgcomic.com/index.php?showtopic=2495&st=80 done so]], naming this trope. Set to the tune of ''[[Music/TheBeatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"]]'' no less!
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' plays this for laughs with non-lethal accidents. StatuesqueStunner [=DiDi=] is noted for her physical strength and sexual frustration, and one of the [[WebcomicPrintCollection print collections]] has a non-canon [[BonusMaterial bonus story]] in which she puts a new husband in hospital after an [[InsatiableNewlyweds ... energetic ... honeymoon]]. Then the unfortunate Kiley discovers how to solve [=DiDi's=] {{anorgasmia}} problem, and starts suffering physical danger as a result. See, for example, strip #1082 (October 15, 2015; NSFW).
* A crazed catgirl does this to a very unfortunate man in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive.'' The author was told it "looks like she's cumming a brain." He responded that he "wasn't drawing it again."

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Done by Chuck Norris to [[spoiler:Batman]] in ''The UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny'', crushing his head between his thighs.
** Though, unlike in most uses of this trope, the victim's ''[[YourHeadASplode head explodes]]''.
*** It doesn't really ''explode'', more like it sort of pops and the top half goes flying off.
* Done in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', of all things. In text form, obviously.
--> Stella does a series of handsprings toward you, ending with her sitting on your shoulders with her thighs clamped around your neck. That's pretty hot, but then she starts [[EyeScream stabbing you in the eyeballs]], which is less appealing. '''Eek! Oof! Argh!'''
** One of the possible methods of demise for Dreadsylvania sleaze zombies[[note]]Dreadslyvania monster names are randomly generated from an algorithm that goes [first name] "[nickname]" [last name], [method of demise][[/note]] is "who crushed her head between her own thighs."
* Doctor What from ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'' was dead for several minutes when a girl he was with accidentally squeezed his neck with her thighs as he practised oral sex on her. The squeezing cut off the blood flow to his brain. BasedOnARealStory, even.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "You Only Move Twice" [3F23]: A sexy henchwoman of Scorpio performs the Death Thighs maneuver on one of the attacking government troops: she leaps atop of him, encasing his neck with her thighs, squeezes, twists and snaps his neck. It's not a very PG moment.
* In [[http://www.superdickery.com/best-screencap-you-ever-saw/ this]] ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' screencap of the episode "Starcrossed", Wonder Woman has her arms and upper body tied to a metal pillar and appears to be defending herself with a bodyscissor. Judging by the Thanagarian's grimace, it hurts.
** In the episode "To Another Shore", Wonder Woman defeats Devil Ray while underwater through swimming behind him, wrapping her long legs around his stomach, and squeezes until it causes his helmet to crack. Judging by the way that Devil Ray's moans, this move is very painful.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', a recurring character was a luchador named El Grapadura ("The Stapler") whose signature move was squeezing his opponent between his "Legs of Wrath".
* Done by June during a bar fight in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' GrandFinale.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnlimitedAnimalInstincts'' ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} uses this technique twice in her first encounter with ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} to overwhelm him in two different occasions.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision: Most martial arts that include ground grappling as part of their curriculum have submissions that look like this, such as the gogoplata and the triangle choke, for fairly good reason: a person's legs are much, much stronger than their arms. In fact, for someone with no training in grappling, just wrapping your legs around the other person, if their arms are down their sides, is effective in restraining them and giving you a more advantageous position.
** Judo has a banned move called do-jime, which is a bodyscissors applied across the ribcage. It is banned because it works with brute strength, which is conceptually not the point of judo, and because it can easily lead to injury. The sankaku-jime or triangle choke is quite tournament legal - but very dangerous in the case of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAC4YOnpXY negligent referees]] (fully SFW)[[note]]The attacker applies a sankaku-jime to the defender, who tries not to tap out and passes out instead. The attacker can't see her so she doesn't release the hold. The defender turns blue, and the referee just stands there for ''way'' too long before breaking it up.[[/note]]
** Catch wrestling has some neck- and headscissors moves to the sake of breaking.
** Straight scissors techniques are rare in MMA, but not impossible to see. Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki once submitted Vernon White with a armlock headscissors, and Kim Couture (Randy Coture's ex-wife) lost a match to Sheila Byrd via neckscissors.
** Wrestling/TsuyoshiKohsaka, who knew both judo and catch wrestling, was especially fond of using his legs to scissors his opponents and counter their positions.
** Vietnamese martial arts like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Vo_Dao Viet Vo Dao]] are really fond of this trope.
* [[http://www.unilad.co.uk/articles/sex-attacker-ounches-on-woman-kickboxer/ Here's a news story]] about a female kickboxer who was attacked by a rapist and ended up knocking him out with a triangle choke.
* This is a good way to crush used milk cartons for the sake of recycling.
* Granted, a [[https://youtu.be/Ao0mij7EHUA watermelon]] is not a head, but still..
* On a British dating gameshow, a woman tells three bachelors that her thighs are the strongest part of her body and that she's capable of crushing walnuts between them. She then asks them what the strongest part of their bodies is. One of them quips, "Hopefully, my walnuts."