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Sometimes PowerGivesYouWings; every so often however the WingsDoNothing - after all [[GoodWingsEvilWings Bone Wings]] are cool but aren't as useful as CombatTentacles or FeatherFlechettes... or are they?

They are, if characters with [[WingedHumanoid wings]] also have a cutting edge, making them [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Absurdly Sharp]]. A variant of this is having plane-esque wings that are sharpened/given cutting edge; this often comes up more in flying vessels and occasionally {{Jet Pack}}s.

See also: HelicopterBlender. Not to be confused with RazorWind.




[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Alma Karma
* Certain Digimon from ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' have blades for wings, such as [=SlashAngemon=].
* From ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', one of Knives' powers is part of his body turning into feathers which are monomolecular blades ([[MeaningfulName hence the name 'Knives']]).
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' has the Scramble Cutter, an attack in which he uses his Jet Scrambler's wings to slice into the enemy. Anime/GreatMazinger goes one step further with the Great Booster. Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} takes it to the next step with the Kaiser Boomerang. Of course, that's probably cheating as it ''throws'' its Scrander.
* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' has [[SwissArmyWeapon Raising Heart's]] [[AttackDrone stand-alone flight mode]]. The [[SchematizedProp schematics]] shown in its "Force NEXT" [[http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5498/nanohastrikecannon.jpg article]] reveal that the wings it gains in this mode double as flight stabilizers and cutting weapons.
* In ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', Demios'... wingish bone things [[OffWithHisHead cut people's heads right the heck off]].
* Angels and a couple other extremely powerful characters in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' possess massive wings used as their main form of attack.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': The ukaku type of kagune is composed of fleshy wings emerging from the shoulder blades that can harden at will and fire small, featherlike, razor sharp projectiles.
* Edward the Ripper, a background character in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', got his name from the time he cut a ''mobile suit''(admittedly, a lightly-armored DINN) in half with is fighter's wing.


[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/XMen'': When Archangel was converted into a Horseman (Death) by Apocalypse, he gained a pair of razor-sharp, metallic wings that could be used as slashing weapons, as well as firing FeatherFlechettes.
* [[Comicbook/TheFalcon The Falcon]] with his HardLight wings acts as this.
* In ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'', the Komori ninja are clan of ninja bats who typically line the outer edges of their wings with long blades to make for deadly attacks in flight.

[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* In ''FanFic/WinterWar'', Pagally's resurrection gives her deceptively soft-looking wings that are actually razor-edged, as shown when she uses them in battle against [[spoiler: the Nemu clones]].
* [=GLaDOS=]'s pony form in ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies'' has wings that "were built somewhat like feathered wings, but the feathers were were replaced with large, bristling bits of razor sharp metal. Appendages that could undoubtedly provide flight but also be used to cut a certain dull orange pony to ribbons.".
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Archangel, who, like his current comics counterpart, has these but retains his otherwise human appearance. He's utterly miserable about them, which isn't surprising, since they essentially mean he CantHaveSexEver or even hold someone without risking chopping them to pieces.
* The ''FanFic/SavageSkies'' series has Perlin Bluestreak, whose feathers were replaced with razor-sharp blades.

[[folder: Film]]
* ''Film/{{Legion}}'': the angel [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] has very sharp wings. He eviscerates a few people with them, and they're also bulletproof.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', there's a passing mention of the "Timberjack" species, whose wings can slice right through trees.
* Marcus of ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' uses his wings to impale targets, as well as fly.
* In ''Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus'', Megaguirus' wings can slice through buildings and damage Godzilla.
* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Vulture's wings are capable of cutting through concrete, which he uses to bring a building down on Spider-Man later on in the film.

* Stormwings from the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' are covered in steel/metal feathers that are extremely sharp.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* A first season episode of ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' opens with a man getting attacked by a swarm of Razor Winged ''butterflies.''

[[folder: Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-553 SCP-553 ("Crystalline Butterflies")]]. The wings of adult SCP-553 are 5 millimeters thick and taper to sharp edges. They can attack dangerous opponents by slicing them with their wings, inflicting a wound up to 1 centimeter deep.

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* The [[Myth/GreekMythology Sixth Labor of Hercules]] was to drive away the Stymphalian Birds, which were described as having feathers made of bronze and wings so sharp they could penetrate a man's shield and armor.
* The [[Myth/AztecMythology Aztec goddess]] Itzpapalotl had butterfly wings made out of obsidian blades.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the ''Scars of Mirrodin'' card [[http://magiccards.info/som/en/140.html Bladed Pinions]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''. In the adventure ''V.O.I.C.E. of Doom'', the villain Goshawk can attack with the slicing feathers on his suit's wings.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** TabletopGame/DarkSun has a semi-sentient monster called "razorwing". It's a pteradon-like creature with sharp bone edges on its wings (span about 8'). Big inflexible wings are good only for gliding, and get bad maneuverability even then, but telekinetic flight power allows razorwings to rapidly accelerate from ambush. Though since they live in [[SandIsWater the Sea of Silt]], the usual prey is a slow [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial hydrogen jellyfish]] anyway.
** TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms [[TooMuchForManToHandle dragonmagic]] includes the ''Sharpwings'' spell. It makes wings cutting (wing buffet attack deals double claw damage while keeping its knockdown effect) without any visual changes.
** One variant of the crystal living statue, a common low-level monster in the Basic/Expert/etc edition of D&D, is equipped with metal wings that it uses to make slashing attacks.
* The Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have the [[SarcasmMode imaginatively named]] Razorwing Flock. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They are EXACTLY what they sound like]].
** Dark Eldar [[GladiatorGames wyches]] sometimes serve as fast attack units by riding [[RocketRide jetbikes]] that are equipped with razor-edged fins, among other weapons. While the fins are not necessary for flying, they do use them for very close fly-by attacks, and even have a points system based on using specific fins to cut ''specific arteries'' on their victims.
** Non-Eldar example: Primarch Corvus Corax of the Raven Guard wore a jump pack with metallic wings.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'' has Vulture, who flies using a set of levitating swords that can hover independently or link to the backpack on his body. Even in the latter case, they still hover a few inches apart from one another, as shown [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/DHetn1sJqIM/maxresdefault.jpg here.]]
* The Murakumo units from the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' series have "wings" made of blades that are used for their heavy attacks.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Skarmory. Its wing feathers have been used as blades since long ago, according to the Pokédex.
** The Steel Wing move also counts, as does Wing Attack.
** Empoleon counts as well, with metal guards on its wings that can be used this way.
** Giratina has three, sharp claws on both of its wings when in its Altered Form, while its Origin Form has two claws for each of its ''three'' pairs of wings.
* Jedah of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has sickle-like wings.
* Lenus from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon''. Considering that her wings are made of HardLight it could count as LaserBlade too.
* Some combination of claw and Razor Wings works well for Kerrigan of ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' fame.
* Dyna Blade from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''.
* Kirby's Wing ability was upgraded to have these in ''[[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland Kirby's Return to Dreamland]]'', as his wings are now sharp enough to cut ropes, whereas they weren't in the aforementioned game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2'' gives Shin Manga/GetterRobo the "Battle Wing" attack, which has its demonic Getter Wings slash out at an opponent.
* In the sixth game of the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series, Mega Man can throw the wings of his Tomahawk Beast form like boomerangs as a charged attack.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', when Kerrigan gets turned into the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Queen Of Blades]] she gains exoskeletal, bone-like wings. Which are all bladed and can move faster than the eye can follow. Her title isn't for nothing.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While they don't actually cut anything with them, the wings of Princess Celestia's pegasus guards do have AudibleSharpness. A later episode proves it is not just for show. Apparently, pegasi wind magic can generate a RazorWind - a flyby from a member of Wonderbolts was capable of cutting through dragon scales.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': The Monarch's "Deaths Head Panoply", a PoweredArmor suit that is completely inflexible and allows no limb movement whatsoever is only capable of motion through the use of some deployable wings on the back. Said wings are sharp enough to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate]] [[{{Mooks}} henchmen]] who do not get out of the way fast enough when activating them.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Like many jets built after the Korean War, the F-104 Starfighter was designed to go as fast as the engines of the day could carry it. One of the design decisions made to increase speed was wings so thin and sharp, they came with protective covers so the ground crews would not be injured.