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Any time people gather with the goal of hitting each other until one of them falls over, the ultimate trump card would be a weapon, spell, technique, trick, or what-have-you that makes people fall over ''immediately'', without all that annoying [[TheStrategist strategizing]] and [[TheMedic healing]] and stuff. The One-Hit Kill is that trump card.

Often, the One-Hit Kill isn't humble enough to just kill, instead [[TakenForGranite petrifying]], [[BalefulPolymorph permanently polymorphing]], or banishing its victim to the PhantomZone. At times, it's not even content with a single target, becoming a OneHitPolykill.

Usually, the One-Hit Kill comes at a price. Sometimes it's a DangerousForbiddenTechnique which to use requires [[CastFromHitPoints Casting From Hit Points]] or [[CastFromLifeSpan life span]], other times it's just [[AwesomeButImpractical really hard to pull off]], or [[DeathOrGloryAttack leaves you wide open for a counterattack]]. One-Hit Kills are a [[StockRPGSpells common spell]] in {{R|olePlayingGame}}PGs. In video [=RPG=]s, it's frequently a UselessUsefulSpell because of [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rates]], [[ContractualBossImmunity inability to affect bosses]], or a prohibitive cost required to cast it, if not all three combined. {{Tabletop RPG}}s, by contrast, have a history of letting [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards those pesky spellcasters]] make these spells ''insufficiently'' useless, turning many fights into a mere QuickDraw contest. In martial arts, it frequently takes the form of the TouchOfDeath. If it only works at the start of a fight, it's a BackStab. If it only works at the end of a fight, it's a FinishingMove. If ''every'' enemy attack is a one-hit kill, the protagonist is a OneHitPointWonder.

There's also a non-lethal variant of this: The One-Hit Knockout. One-Hit [=KOs=] usually don't involve anything like forbidden techniques or rare technology, just an immense amount of force applied at once, usually in the form of a punch to the face. (Bonus points if a particularly fleshy or swift and satisfying sound effect accompanies the blow.) The drawback of this is somewhat self-explanatory: It's not a kill, only a knockout. Still, it gives the user at least a solid five-minute head-start, perhaps even longer, to make an escape or thwart some evil plans before the target can recover and figure out what hit him. In certain works, this is a common reprisal when someone (accidentally or intentionally) presses someone's BerserkButton.

With bladed weapons, cinematic representation of this trope often becomes a SingleStrokeBattle. See also ChunkySalsaRule. Often a DeathOrGloryAttack. Compare CoupDeGrace. Note that if the battle is laughably brief because the attacker is much more powerful, as opposed to simply using an instant-death weapon, it's a CurbStompBattle. Compare/Contrast HPToOne, where the attack is merciful enough to spare a single HitPoint.


* OneHitKill/AnimeAndManga
* OneHitKill/TabletopGames
* OneHitKill/VideoGames


[[folder: Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' #5, Guy Gardner challenges Batman for leadership of the League. [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e1/b4/fe/e1b4fe023fc5f3445e00586daf30f170.jpg Bats ends]] the fight with [[MemeticMutation one punch!]]
** Done [[ShoutOut again]], in ''ComicBook/{{Injustice}}'' with [[ComicBook/HellBlazer John Constantine]] taking the Garder's place... [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/batman-takes-out-constantine-with-one-punch-4.jpg on the floor]].
** When Batman gets his powers swapped with Superman viva ''Banshee'', he gets brutal ''one-hit'' [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/batman-vs-bane-superbat-4.jpg payback]] against poor ComicBook/{{Bane}}. The time where [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HoistHeroOverHead Bane broke Batman]] looks tame in comparison.
* Thanks to ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s near-unstoppable SuperStrength, anytime he's [[BewareTheNiceOnes serious]] or [[BerserkButton enraged]] almost ''all'' his confrontations becomes this. The WhatIf scenarios with Supes fighting Batman, [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/118094/3085898-9536688289-super.jpg tend to end quickly]] unless Batman is [[TheStrategist crazy prepared]] prior to facing Superman. There's also Joker's death in ''ComicBook/{{Injustice}}'' aka the [[http://cdn1us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/article_width/public/2016/06/injustice_deaths_joker.jpg?itok=ZoFO6Hlm "Superman high five"]].
** However if it's a reversal and it's Superman going down in one attack, it's usually a DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu moment or at worst TheWorfEffect. Though [[KryptoniteFactor Kryptonite]] is more often used to this effect
*** ComicBook/TheFlash's introduction in the ComicBook/New52, invoked this, since Supes was previous [[CurbStompBattle mopping the floor]] with Batman and Green Lantern and Barry Allen instantly [[https://comicnewbies.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/superman-and-the-flash_s-first-meeting-new-52-1.jpg turning the tables]] with his SuperSpeed. However it's reversed again with Superman's FingerPokeOfDoom sending Flash flying.
*** Great example in Superman and Wonder Woman "''Power Couple''", where Superman meets [[PhysicalGod Apollo]] the Sun God and in response for Clark threatening Apollo after he insulted Diana, the god [[http://i.imgur.com/MGtFqrt.jpg?1 effortlessly bitchslaps Superman across the room]]. Apollo ''might've'' won that if didn't also use his [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar powers]] on Superman... [[FeedItwithFire which was a very bad idea]].
*** A completely straight example comes from [[Franchise/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse He-Man]] of all people [[https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eZFxq6Xy4Mg/VhJyE46YNxI/AAAAAAAAHTA/B-hxVzgWVaI/s640/Hero-Envy-superman%2Bvs%2Bhe-man9c.jpg who takes out]] a possessed Superman with one stab of [[CoolSword The Power Sword]] in a crossover. By the power of gray skull people.
* Comicbook/{{Th|eMightyThor}}or [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/7/78977/1857806-thor_one_shots_namor.jpg knocked out]] [[Comicbook/SubMariner Namor]] with one punch in ''[[ComicBook/TheInvaders Invaders #33]]''.
* Marv from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' never seems to have to hit a person a second time (although sometimes he does anyway).
* Despite being touted as "Street-level" ComicBook/SpiderMan has done this ''alot'', likely due to Spidey has the necessary [[SuperStrength strength]] to knock ComicBook/TheHulk around the more average (or higher) foes don't stand a chance when Peter Parker [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry gets serious]].
** Early (and awesome) example with [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] who made the dear mistake of challenging Peter to a boxing match, Peter ''tried'' using just a fraction of his strength to end bout before Flash got hurt. But even a love tap from Peter sent [[https://i.stack.imgur.com/nDuRR.jpg Flash flying]].
*** Grey Hulk had a memorial "encounter" Cosmic Spider-Man, aka [[MegatonPunch punched into space]].
*** The poor [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11114/111142536/4068785-spiderman_t-rex.jpg T-rex]] who met Spidey in in the [[HungryJungle Savage Land]].
*** Very satisfying example in ComicBook/DarkReign where Norman Osborn who had [[VillainousBreakdown long since gone off the deep end]], was ranting madly and was [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4irVuZamOhA/S7y4NPN-iVI/AAAAAAAAA9M/eDGTL0uIagw/s1600/Blog+Sunday+7feb10+360.jpg quickly]] [[ShutUpHannibal silenced]] by his ArchEnemy.
** In ''[[Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan The Death of Spider-Man]]'', the Human Torch does this to the Green Goblin. Keep in mind, that in [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel this universe]], the Goblin is a nigh-invincible hulking beast with the ability to throw fireballs and ''not'' a guy in a suit as he is in most media. Though this then shifts into BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, when Goblin - who's fire powered in the Ultimate universe - comes back from this bigger and stronger than ever, allowing him to fulfill the name of the arc.
*** Later in that same arc, Peter Parker shows up, bleeding from a gunshot wound, and takes the Vulture out for a while with one web.
** It's revealed in ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan, that Peter [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength is holding back]] ''all the time'' as Doc-Ock discovered [[GrandTheftMe when took over Peter's body]] and punched Scorpion in the face [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/13/134553/3490716-screen+shot+2013-12-07+at+11.13.27+pm.png tearing his jaw off]].
* The finale of ''ComicBook/XMen: ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' has ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (who's the closest thing this CrapsackWorld has to a BigGood) going one on one with ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, who's pounding on Magneto and asks why he doesn't fight back. Magneto responds that he can't, because he's concentrating. Apocalypse doesn't even have time to wonder what Magneto means before [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe getting ripped in half]].
* In ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', ComicBook/{{Rogue}} accidentally does this to Grim Reaper after absorbing ComicBook/WonderMan's strength. She was unprepared for just how much more powerful she'd become, and ended up snapping the villain's neck with one punch.
* ''ComicBook/LaQueteDeLOiseauDuTemps'', this is a favorite of legendary warrior Le Rige, who tends to kill his prey with just one swift and powerful blow of his axe.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', [[spoiler:the Amulet spirit kills Chronos the Mountain Giant by crushing him under a massive boulder. Keep in mind Chronos is a ''giant'' winged half-spider, half-beast creature, providing a horrifying demonstration of how strong the Amulet spirit is]].
* Judge Dredd: Dredd was confronted by one of the "Dark Judges"- Judge Fear, one look at whose face will usually kill; Fear opened the visor on his helmet and invited Dredd to "Gaze into the face of FEAR!" Dredd responded by PUNCHING RIGHT THROUGH FEAR'S HEAD, killing him, while bellowing, "GAZE INTO THE FIST OF DREDD!"

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[FanFic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles Ace Combat: Wings of Unity]]'' has ''Fluttershy'' of all ponies get this in the third chapter: when the villains launch a "burst missle" that destroys a fleet of Equestrian ships, she enters a FreakOut and [[DisneyVillainDeath knocks an enemy Pegasus out of the sky to his doom]] with ''one punch'', screaming in rage the whole time. Even her friends are startled, with Firefly remarking on how she'll avoid making Fluttershy angry at all costs.
* ''{{FanFic/Gather}}'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset, she can instantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
* Naruto gets to deal one of these out to [[spoiler:Sasuke]] in the AlternateHistory fic ''Fanfic/{{Team 8}}'' during the Chuunin Exam preliminary battles (it's a knockout instead of a kill). It's [[AllThereInTheManual fully explained in author's notes later on]], given the context of the fight -- [[spoiler:Sasuke was still recovering from Orochimaru's seal being applied (and then removed), Naruto just watched Neji beat Hinata half to death in their preliminary battle and was [[TrueCompanions understandably pissed off]], and Sasuke crossed a line ''he should not have crossed'']]:
-->'''[[spoiler:Sasuke]]''': ''(as Naruto stumbles after vaulting off the balcony to the battlefield)'' Can't you do anything right, Dead-last?\\
''(Naruto ignores this remark. But...)''\\
'''[[spoiler:Sasuke]]''': ''(scoff)'' [[DudeNotFunny I hope you put up a better fight than your pathetic teammate]].\\
''(Naruto gawks at [[spoiler:Sasuke]], then [[DeathGlare glares a hole]] through him.)''\\
'''Test proctor Hayate''': Begin!\\
''(FlashStep, [[FanNickname "Fuck You" Punch]], broken jaw, [[RagdollPhysics ragdolls away]]. KO.)''\\
''({{Beat}}) [Exit Naruto.]''\\
'''Hayate''': ...winner, Uzumaki Naruto.
* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', [[spoiler:Chaos easily kills Doumon by crushing her skull in his hand]].
* "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9060802/1/Days-of-Futures-Past-What-Does-That-Mean-It-Kinda-Sounds-Sexy Days of Futures Past What Does That Mean It Kinda Sounds Sexy]]", [[spoiler:Naruto knocks out Superboy by throwing a cake laced with Kryptonite at his face]].
* In ''FanFic/SugarPlums'' this is how most of Ume's fights end. It's noted this is because she's [[WeakButSkilled weaker than most shinobi by default]], thus unlike other shinobi who will prod and test opponents to conserve energy in case they have to run away or fight other opponents she will go [[CombatPragmatist all out immediately]]. It's only because of this trait she's able to kill objectively stronger opponents at all and even then it'll usually come at a [[HeroicRROD cost.]]

* Any number of Kung Fu B-movies, which often featured characters (usually villains) who knew a special technique that could kill people (or otherwise take them out of a fight) instantly.
** In a parody of this, the Wuxi finger hold in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.
** The Flying Guillotine from the movies was a weapon version of this. If it gets on your head and the villain pulls the chain, [[OffWithHisHead it's game over for you]].
* This happens to [[spoiler:Bill]] in ''Film/KillBill: Volume 2'', when the Bride does a special move that explodes the heart of the victim after the victim takes 5 steps.
* Creator/BruceWillis pulls off a one-hit kill in ''Film/TheLastBoyScout''.
-->"I'm gonna need a light. You touch me again, I'll kill ya."
* The DuelToTheDeath in ''Film/SevenSamurai'' comes down to this.
* Likely the TropeCodifier in Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk when Indy is searching for [[OldFlame Marion]] the crowd parts to reveal a black swordsmen with scimitar is s off his skill ready to fight the Professor but Indy casually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyBtMxZgQs pulls out his gun and blows him away]]... making it's place in movie history. Hilarious practicality aside, this scene originally was gonna have Indy face the swordsmen for real in choreographed fight scene which would've taken three days to film and blown the studio over budget. Until Harrison Ford wisely suggested to Spielberg that he just "''Just shoot the sucker''".
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The Death Star plays this both ways. One shot from the superlaser at a target ''planet'' creates [[EarthShatteringKaboom the planetary equivalent]] of the ChunkySalsaRule. Whereas a single proton torpedo to the thermal exhaust port, and the Death Star -- the size of a moon with a crew numbering in the millions -- turns itself into a planet-sized firework.
** This is how the famous "who shot first" is resolved. Han shoots and kills Greedo with a single shot before Greedo can react.
** Despite how badass and unique Darth Maul is in the otherwise lame [[Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace Phantom Menace]] many forget he is the ''only'' major film antagonist to be taken out ([[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]]) in one slash by Obi-Wan. Kylo Ren (BigBadWannabe) in The Force Awakens in contrast got up again after taking a slash to face from Rey's Lightsaber strike.
** General Grievous from [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Revenge of The Sith]] survived mutiple Lightsaber strikes and having his arms sliced off thanks to being a {{Cyborg}}. But thanks to his heart being [[AttackItsWeakPoint left vulnerable]] Obi-Wan just shoots him dead with [[FrickinLaserBeams common blaster]].
--> '''Kenobi''': (throwing the blaster away) [[BondOneLiner So uncivilized]].
* ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' has "One Punch Mickey", Gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion. Bonus points for doing it when he shouldn't.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} possesses the "Spiral Ray" in a few of his later incarnations, a supercharged, red/orange-colored variant of his normal light-blue atomic BreathWeapon. It proved capable of annihilating some of Godzilla's most powerful foes ever (such as Super Mechagodzilla, Spacegodzilla, and Kaiser Ghidorah) within seconds. The one and only time it did not provide an immediate victory was when used against Destoroyah -- and that was when it was being used for the duration of the entire climactic battle -- which [[TheWorfBarrage demonstrated how amazingly dangerous Destoroyah really was]].
* TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies: [[spoiler:as you may know after reading the book, the [[DiskOneFinalBoss dragon Smaug]] gets instantly killed by Bard after being pierced by the Black Arrow on the [[AchillesHeel scaleless skin spot of its chest]]]].
* Kiryu (AKA "Mechagodzilla 3") possessed a weapon called the [[FreezeRay Absolute-Zero Cannon]] which could [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin instantly freeze anything it hit down to absolute zero.]] The devastating effects of the weapon are seen when Kiryu accidentally freezes several skyscrapers during a battle with Godzilla. Said skyscrapers collapsed into dust almost immediately after freezing. The lethality of the weapon is subverted when used against Godzilla himself ''twice''. The first time, Kiryu had gone berserk from hearing Godzilla's roar and was rampaging across Tokyo before they could fire the weapon. And, the second time, the Absolute-Zero Cannon was badly damaged and could only ''very'' temporarily trap Godzilla in ice.
* ''Film/OngBak'' contains a kick-to-the-face that is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LumB0v5hYOw possibly the best example ever.]]
* In ''Film/{{Diggstown}}'', "Honey" Roy Palmer gets pissed off and knocks out an opponent with a single punch immediately after the round starts.
--> '''Roy:''' (''to the ref'') Get the next one in here now.
* All but the tiniest phantoms in ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'', since they're an [[{{Intangibility}} Intangible Man]] that does CollisionDamage by ripping the soul from your body like walking through a cloud of smoke.
* In ''Film/PunisherWarZone'', Frank kills a man with a single punch that penetrates his skull.
* ''Film/DriveAngry'' gives us the Godkiller. A unique gun that can kill anything shot by its bullets in one shot, and even banishes them from existence.
* In the ''Series/ISpy'' [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film]], Creator/EddieMurphy's character is a boxing champion known for one-hit [=KOs=]. Not exactly a "kill", but it would definitely end your career if you went down from one punch.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Galvatron [[spoiler:kills Starscream with one shot]].
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', Godzilla performs one on the male [=MUTO=], by way of a TailSlap into a skyscraper. Amusingly, the way Godzilla turns around to deliver said attack looks almost casual.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Gazelle does this [[spoiler:to Lancelot]], cutting him in half lengthwise.
* In ''Film/JasonBourne'', Bourne is shown knocking an opponent out in a single hit during a illegal fight.

* A staple of Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure books are the no-escape dead ends, though gamebooks (e.g. ''Literature/LoneWolf'') fit the trope best with instant death if you're lacking the right skill/item or just plain unlucky -- being not only accepted, but ''expected''.
** In ''Literature/LoneWolf'', the bow and arrow, far from being [[AnnoyingArrows just annoying]], often allows a one-hit kill for the hero, if he chooses the right target and is enough of a good shot (though some monsters are utterly immune to this).
** The best Choose Your Own Adventures were better known for their [[HaveANiceDeath creatively]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath gory]] [[TheManyDeathsOfYou endings to your life]] than for their successful endings.
** Ditto ''Literature/StarChallenge''. ''You'' and/or your robot are as common to be the one(s) on the receiving side as your enemies.

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** The Killing Curse, ''Avada Kedavra'', works like this. [[UnblockableAttack In nearly all circumstances, the only way to survive it is to not be hit]]. The fact that the title character survived it as a child is what made him a legend ("The Boy Who Lived") in the wizarding world. Quirrell in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' all but uses the trope name when he describes it as BoringButPractical.
** Direct eye contact with a basilisk will instantly kill the victim. Indirect eye contact, such as through a camera lens or a reflective surface, merely petrifies (which is reversible). In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' it's revealed ghosts who make eye contact -- even direct eye contact -- are also petrified, since you can't exactly kill them ''again''.
** The scream of a mature mandrake will instantly kill anyone who hears it. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' [[spoiler:during the final battle, the seventh year Herbology students start [[GoodIsNotSoft throwing them out the windows and right onto the Death Eaters]].]]
* In the second series of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber,'' Merlin knows a "neat little cardiac arrest spell." He only uses it once, but he just obliterates a Jabberwock with it. Apparently, he has a separate "death spell," but he never uses it. However, he does note that the first spell wouldn't have been a One Hit Kill on a fire [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]], as they have three hearts.
* In Creator/MichaelMoorcock's novel "The Eternal Champion", when [[spoiler:the Eldren]] use their ultimate weapon, [[spoiler:a high-powered energy gun]], against their opponents, who are using classic Middle Ages armor, their attack is a OneHitPolyKill, obliterating entire lines of their opponents each shot.
* The Ivory Knife in P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'', a mere scratch from which will kill; it is described as "the very tooth of Death". As one might imagine, this can be somewhat dangerous for the wielder as well. Heroine Jame carries it in her boot sheath for a long while, at first because she doesn't realize what it is, then after she knows, because she doesn't have anywhere safe she can leave it.
* Balefire in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' instantly erases from existence anyone it hits retroactively. And it kills in such a way that even the Dark One (who has power over death and can reincarnate people) can't save them.
** Balefire comes at a very high price, though. Since it kills retroactively, the past will be changed - any actions performed by the killed within for everything for a minute back to days (all according to the power of the Balefire) will now not have happened. If this happens too much, reality itself unravels, causing a ''TemporalParadox'' that can destroy the world.
* The [[HiveQueen Vord Queen]] in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has become powerful enough by First Lord's Fury that, when an [[WorldOfBadass Aleran]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking High Lord]] [[BigDamnHeroes takes the field at the battle of Alera Imperia]], [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome she blasts him out of the sky with one hit]]. ''When he's protected by dozens of Citizens and knights.'' Cue the MassOhCrap.
* The demon-in-the-form-of-a-sword "Stormbringer" in Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric of Melnibone]]'' series kills any non-magically protected human in one blow (it also eats the victim's soul). "Mournblade" is a similar demonic sword, and one story reveals that there is an entire race of these demons -- all of them taking the form of swords.
* In [[{{Literature/Warbreaker}} Warbreaker]], Vasher uses his sword [[ArtifactOfDoom "Nightblood"]] to dispatch numerous {{Mooks}}. Nightblood, when fully drawn, will [[spoiler: completely obliterate its victims, [[SoulCuttingBlade soul and all,]] in a single strike, leaving nothing but a [[NotEnoughToBury brief cloud of black smoke]] where they were standing. Wielding Nightblood in this manner comes with [[ArtifactOfDeath severe drawbacks]].]]
* "Morganti" weapons in ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' all destroy the soul of the victim upon entry, making revivification impossible, and also making it impossible for the victim to travel the Paths of The Dead to the afterworld. (Assuming the victim has a means of both suiciding and entirely disassociating their soul from their body before contact -- a never certain process, aside from its obvious drawbacks -- they damage the corpse as an ordinary weapon of their type.)
* Any of several magic words in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' which cause instant death to whoever they were directed at.
* In Creator/FredSaberhagen's Literature/BookOfSwords series, Farslayer can kill anyone (including demons and gods) anywhere as long as they don't have Shieldbreaker or Woundhealer to save them.
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', Jadis uses the deplorable word and basically one-shots an entire planet, resulting in no more subjects for her to rule. But that's okay, a pair of children help save the day on Earth and Narnia
* Shardblades from ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' cut the soul of living things rather than the flesh, and cut straight through almost any inanimate matter without any effort. Slicing the blade through one of a victim's vital organs kills them instantly. Slicing it through a limb "kills" that limb, rending it permanently paralyzed and numb. The only beings that are likely to give somebody with a Shardblade a problem are those with a suit of Shardplate, (which can withstand a Shardblade, at least for a while) or beasts so large that the blade can't easily be sliced into their vital organs (and these are {{BFS}}s an average of six feet long, so the fact that there ARE beasts that big, and a lot of them, says [[DeathWorld something about this world]]).
* In Literature/TheDestroyer book series, the martial art of Sinanju is mostly one-hit kill moves. The (very long) series isn't entirely consistent on how much of this is based on actual precise technique targeting vital spots, and how much is because practice of Sinanju [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower raises basic physical abilities]] to the point where pretty much any imaginable attack can be used to do lethal damage.
* In ''Literature/BillyBudd'', the eponymous character is accused of conspiracy and mutiny aboard a British [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen man-of-war]] by the ship's master-at-arms, who is doing this to fight off his "[[HoYay strange attraction]]" to the androgynous sailor. Upon hearing this, Billy freezes up, unable to say anything in his defense. Eventually, he answers the only way he can - by punching the liar in the temple. The man dies on the spot. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Billy is found guilty of murder by the tribunal of officers, despite them all being sympathetic to the boy, and hung the next day]]. Interestingly, [[spoiler:the tribunal was about to find him not guilty as a weird case of self-defense, when TheCaptain intervened and convinced them of the necessity of the execution]].
* In the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' series H'rulka weapons easily one-shot smaller Confederation ships, being as how their ammunition consists of what amounts to [[AbnormalAmmo miniature black holes]]. They also outrange most Confederation weapons.
* Literature/HonorHarrington delivers a One Hit KO to [[UpperClassTwit the Honorable Sir]] [[AssInAmbassador Reginald Houseman]] in ''Honor Of The Queen'', after he demands that she pull her forces out of Yeltsin's Star, leaving the Graysons to be conquered or nuked by Masada. It worked not only because Honor is a HeavyWorlder, but that he was such an EntitledBastard that he had no idea at all that she would ''dare'' to actually strike him.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', it's not that [[BlackKnight Gregor Clegane]] has any magical trick or secret technique that suddenly turns him deadly. He's just ''that'' [[TheBigGuy big]], [[WorldsStrongestMan strong]], and able to wear [[MadeOfIron so much armour]] and wield a ''cavalry'' weapon that's just ''[[{{BFS}} that big]]'' (while he's on foot; [[OneHandedZweihander in a single hand]], no less) in such a way to lay waste to even the most heavily armoured of knights in one swing thanks to the sheer ''power'' he can put behind it. Now, add a horse's mass and velocity to this equation... If he makes contact, you're dead (and, probably even the guy next to you and the one next to him). It's simple physics and [[AxCrazy psychotics]]. The downside is that he isn't the [[MightyGlacier fastest]] ([[FasterThanTheyLook still faster than you'd expect]], considering how much he and his poor horse hauls about) and he suffers chronic physical pain thanks to his gigantism for which he's on constant medication. But, if you think that's a bonus, it just means you need to hurt him more (all while dodging the inevitable) for him to register it.
* The Magic Wand that Griswalda gives Lucifer in ''Literature/TheVaginaAssOfLuciferNiggerbastard''. Lucifer, "tests", the Magic Wand out on Griswalda.
* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the boss of the [[spoiler:75th]] floor. It's bad enough that [[spoiler:the only door out closes and disappears, and teleport crystals don't work, so the raid group is trapped until they either win or get wiped out]]. But on top of that, it also one-shots almost everyone unlucky enough to get hit by it. Most of the fighters are [[OhCrap suitably terrified]]. By the end, [[spoiler:14 out of 32 are gone]].
* In ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', [[spoiler: Ebenezar [= McCoy =]]] casts what essentially is a mass version of aforementioned ''Avada Kedavra'' onto two hundred or so {{Mooks}}. There's no flash, no sound or anything, he just makes a wide gesture with his staff and those he points to simply drop dead.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' the [[OmnicidalManiac Dalek race's]] beams are this, even for other daleks, who are usually really hard to even scratch.
** There's a very memorial scene in the 9th Doctor's first Dalek episode where a room full of soldiers shoot at Dalek [[ImmunetoBullets uselessly]] and the instead shooting back the Dalek just hits the fire sprinkler on and shoots one death beam and [[ElectrifiedBathtub electrifying all the wet soldiers in one]].
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', especially early seasons, there are very few opponents that Clark doesn't take out in one hit.
* Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}, every single [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] goes down ([[NoBodyLeftBehind turns to dust]]) with one stab of a wooden stake (or sharp wooden object) to the heart. ''Usually'' there's a drawn out fight at the very least to showcase Vampires as powerful foes, then at other times they get staked instantly, some don't even make it out of their own graves before Buffy dusts them. [[WeakenedbytheLight Sunlight]] also ends Vamp-fights quickly e.g Russel Winters in the first episode of Series/{{Angel}} who [[DestinationDefenestration is pushed out]] a skyscraper's window by titular hero and doesn't make it to the ground.
** Despite how much a threat they are played up to be, most of TheBigBad(s) in both Buffy and Angel are taken out in one attack such as as The Master, The Judge, The Beast and Jasmine.
** [[spoiler: Before [[Anime/OnePunchMan Saitama]] there was [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vampirediaries/images/8/89/Illyria%27s_punch.gif/revision/latest?cb=20130818205509 Illyria]] in Angel series 5]].
* {{Game Show}}s: In its simplest sense, the one-hit kill was a contestant winning the game outright on the first play of the game, before his opponents even have a chance to play. Although rare, the most notable examples were:
** ''Series/TicTacDough'': The "red box" "Bonus Category," which immediately allowed the contestant another turn if he/she answered a three-part question correctly. The categories were moved to other boxes after the question, and the "Bonus Category" always appeared in an adjacent box or other space that allowed him/her to set up and eventually complete a tic-tac-toe. Played correctly – and it often was – a tic-tac-toe was completed without the opponent getting a chance to play (although he/she was always invited back to play the next game). Eventually, in the interest of fair play, the category was retired, in lieu of the modified "Double-or-Nothing."
** ''Series/TheJokersWild'':
*** Spinning three jokers on a single spin automatically won the game for that contestant ... provided he/she correctly answered a question. While it has happened several times on the game's first spin, only once – the first time it happened – did it result in the opponent not getting to play. (The opponent, a challenger, forced his smile as he was on and off the show in roughly 90 seconds.) The ""first-spin triple joker" quick kill was averted thereafter by allowing the challenger – who always played second – an opportunity to catch up by continuing to answer questions until they either caught up, won by surpassing the opponent's score or giving an incorrect answer; however, the game would end if the challenger spun the triple joker and answered the question correctly.
*** Like its sister show ''Tic Tac Dough'', the 1977-1986 syndicated version had special scoring categories, which could be used on the player's first turn to build a huge lead and virtually assure themselves a win, simply by severely pressuring the opponent. Categories fitting this example were "Fast Forward" and "Bid," both which allowed contestants to answer multiple questions in a single turn until they either stopped and kept their winnings ("Fast Forward") or completed the terms of their bid to earn the cash ("Bid").
** ''{{Series/Concentration}}'': Solving the puzzle after making a match on the game's first turn.
* In the finale of ''Life'', [[spoiler: Crews kills Roman with one blow to the throat]].
* In the competitive robot combat show ''Series/RobotWars'' robots could be battered into submission and some robots were in fact powerful enough to disable an opponent with a single lucky blow. Robots could also be flipped over and those with no way to right themselves were immobilized and defeated. However there was only one guaranteed way to defeat an enemy robot in a single strike: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jYTotkRN5g throwing it over the wall and out of the arena.]] The first time it happened, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOojWy6Lta4 no one could believe their eyes.]] Not to mention, the pit.
* The Zat'nik'tel in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Although it takes two shots to kill, one shot delivers excruciating pain, enough to neutralize any target that's not protected against it.
* Done on ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', where a martial arts expert killed the victim of the week with a single blow to the back of the neck.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In the final episode (Endgame), Voyager gets upgraded with technology from the future. It gets armor that makes it immune to Borg weapons, and it gets special torpedoes that can destroy Borg cubes in one hit.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** [[RevolversAreJustBetter The Colt]] is a magical gun that can one-shot nearly anything in existence, even beings that would normally be considered unkillable. However, there are a few cosmically powerful creatures that it can't outright kill. [[spoiler: Dean and Sam learn a bit too late that [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] is one of them]].
** Most of the highest ranking [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] enjoy doing this to anyone less powerful than them who manages to piss them off, with Lucifer being the standout example. One snap of his fingers is usually enough to turn just about anyone into a [[LudicrousGibs red paste]].

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* It's pretty common in North America for a pro wrestler's FinishingMove to be used as a One Hit Kill. There are many, many matches where one participant spends the whole match getting the snot beaten out of him, then seizes an opportunity to hit his finisher and win the match. Note that this is less common in Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
** The One Hit Kill effect is essentially what made Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage so dangerous in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. You could beat him up all day, but all he had to do was hit the Diamond Cutter and he'd come out on top -- and he could hit the Diamond Cutter at a moment's notice, from ''fifty-two'' different positions.
** As well as Wrestling/RandyOrton's RKO.
** Also witness [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AFvk3StVWQ this WWF title match between]] Wrestling/BobBacklund and [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]. Kick, Jackknife Powerbomb, match over.
* Though he didn't use it for obvious reasons, Michael Tarver of Wrestling/TheNexus once had the gimmick of the 1.9 second punch, a punch that would instantly KO anyone.
* Wrestling/SantinoMarella has The Cobra, a jab to the throat. He's still mostly a {{Jobber}} because he wastes so much time signalling for it that he's almost always intercepted.
** And then after months, he finally hit the move for the first time on Wrestling/ZackRyder...and still ended up losing the match.
** People now have to ''sell'' the damn thing.
* Wrestling/{{Umaga}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awG8ZNPm4pk Samoan Spike]].
* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and Sweet Chin Music.
* The Tombstone Piledriver: In the 2 decades that Wrestling/TheUndertaker has been using it, you can count the amount of people who have even kicked out of it ''once'' on your fingers. In fact, when Wrestling/ShawnMichaels kicked out of it at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XXV'', the look on Undertaker's face was something akin to "WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL OF FUCKNESS JUST HAPPENED?!?!"
* Wrestling/KentaKobashi's Burning Hammer can actually one-up on the Tombstone: ''nobody'' has ever kicked out of it. As a result, he's only used it seven times to maintain its special-ness. [[MemeticMutation Well, eight if you include the time he used it on his cancer]].
* {{Wrestling/Sheamus}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVly2Ro2Uo4 The]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQB6u7n_OJc Brogue]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2PGmPevQ74 Kick]].
* Wrestling/TheBigShow. The Knockout Punch aka The Weapon of Mass Destruction.
* [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Spike Dudley]]'s Acid Drop/Dudley Dog.
* A simple roundhouse kick to the head is a staple of the Japanese shoot-style finishing offensive. It's credible enough to pass for a real KO, and the UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts world has taught us that it's indeed as powerful. This is seen in Wrestling/YoshiTatsu's debut match in WWE's ECW against [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam Shelton Benjamin]]. Benjamin got distracted at the beginning of the match with mocking Tatsu's Japanese salute... and hitting the roundhouse kick was all Yoshi had to do for the win.

* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' uses this often. Any attack that isn't charged has an incredibly high chance of this happening to it. If the godmodder doesn't [[{{Brainwashed}} brainwash them]] and turn the summon to his side instead.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** The [[EmpathicWeapon talking sword]] Chaz can kill pretty much anything with a single swing. Even a scratch will suffice in most instances. The Demon King of the Dimension of Pain managed to survive getting scratched, but was still permanently crippled. The only limitation is that Chaz only has this power after bathing in the blood of the innocent.
** Later, 4U City's military is shown using weaponized teleporters which transport whatever they hit into AnotherDimension. Not really a one-hit ''kill'', but definitely a one-hit victory.
* The Golden Arrows from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' tend to take football sized chunks out of their targets. It's not a guaranteed kill, but it's pretty close.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':
** [[http://web.archive.org/web/20090316130341/http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-544 SCP-544]] perceived threads extending upwards from the heads of others, as well as from other living things, and could kill anything instantly by cutting its thread with his mind.
** [[OurAngelsAreDifferent One of the 001 proposals]] can obliterate anything in a single strike of its flaming blade, from people to missile bases, [[PlagueDoctor 049]] has an extremely effective DeathTouch, [[LivingToys 956]] will petrify you with a single look (while not immediately fatal, you'll wish it was), and witnessing ''anything'' done by someone infected by [[BrownNote 370]] will mean YouAreAlreadyDead.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwNVQvygCNQ Art of the Instakill]]'' celebrates the trope in several modern game franchises. VisualEffectsOfAwesome included. Here's a reference for those who may not know.
** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'': Knifing
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'': Knife throwing
** ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': BackStab
** ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series: Plasma sword
** ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Omniblade
** ''[[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye1997}} Golden Eye]]'': Golden Gun
** ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': [=AR2=] SecondaryFire
** ''VideoGame/MarioKart'': Blue Shell
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** Season 1 has Donut throw a [[StickyBomb plasma grenade]] and oneshot Tex, who was halfway across a canyon and in a tank. This gets a CallBack in season 10, where he manages to lob three plasma grenades in one throw to kill three soldiers.
** In Season 10, Agent Maine does this to TheBigGuy of the enemy team to show off his new SuperStrength. The guy is killed in a single punch (which also either knocks his reinforced titanium helmet off or out-and-out ''decapitates'' him... the camera angle leaves this unclear).
* One of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_586_31-life-lessons-you-can-only-learn-from-video-games/ 31 Life Lessons You Can Only Learn From Video Games]] is that "no matter how strong and powerful you are, some scrub will take you out with a death spell."
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Tennyo's 'death blow' can kill anything - including [[PhysicalGod Physical Gods]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s - DeaderThanDead. Even the sub-atomic particles that made up their body simply decay into nothingness.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** The series gives the impression that the advanced Firebending ability to shoot lightning is a One Hit Kill if it manages to get a direct hit. This is offset by the difficulty of shooting lightning in the first place (it requires a mindset which is opposite to the usual for Firebending, and insufficient skill is likely to cause it to explode in the users face), and even when mastered the time it takes to build up the charge tends to telegraph the attack.
** In the grand finale, [[spoiler: Aang's use of 'Soul Bending' borders on a peculiar sort of Have-a-Heart instant neutralization.]]
** Ty Lee was also feared enough for her ability to ''temporarily'' kill someone's Bending. Not a 'kill', but in a world where children can throw fireballs it leaves you pretty helpless (various big name mundanes aside).
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'', the main characters use [[AllYourColorsCombined the Elements of Harmony]] twice: [[spoiler: once to take down Nightmare Moon, the evil ruler of the moon, and again on Discord, the omnipotent dark god of chaos]].
** Even without the Elements, a CircleOfFriendship attack has enough power to One Hit Kill a trio of Windigos, powerful monsters capable of causing a world ending blizzard.
* {{Film/Kramer vs|Kramer}}. Franchise/{{Predator}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxI6ITD42RY as seen on]] ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch''
** The Loch Ness Monster gets one on Bigfoot during their fight when he slices Bigfoot in half.
** In Spice Girls vs. Hanson, Marilyn Manson gets one on both combatants by crushing them under the light rigging.
** In Kid Rock vs. Eminem, Joe C jumps into the ring and eviscerates guest referee Carson Daly, but not before Carson kicks him into the air. He lands on Eminem, and takes control of Eminem's body, which he uses to take out Kid Rock with one hit.
** Jean-Claude Van Damme cuts Chuck Norris in half with one hit.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' Season 5; Jack most likely kills one of the Daughters of Aku with a single punch to the face, snapping her neck in the process.
* In general, unless you're [[NoSell Vlad Masters]], if you find yourself on the receiving end of WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom's [[MakeMeWannaShout Ghostly Wail]], you're about to go down and stay down. Good thing, too, since the attack is so draining it usually leaves the hero de-powered and severely weakened afterward, stopping it from being a StoryBreakerPower.
* With the amount of damage the gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' can take, it's easy to forget that humans don't have the same luxury. Therefore, [[spoiler: Lars dying in a Robonoid explosion]] was one of [[WhamShot the most shocking moments]] in the show.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision. Many weapons don't need many hits to kill a person, especially if they [[BoomHeadshot hit the brain]].
* This is the aim on both UsefulNotes/{{kendo}} and [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship German School of Swordsmanship]].
* It is entirely possible to kill or knock out a person instantly with a single surprisingly gentle blow. However, beyond accidental cases there is [[http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040521.html little evidence for the existence of a reliable martial technique]]. Chances of an instant knockout are significant if any highly trained fighter is given a reason to go all out against an opponent with little or no conditioning. Even if the attacker has no training, (un)lucky hits can lethally aggravate a pre-existing condition (aneurysms are particularly infamous) and kill in short order.
* It is very possible, if very rare, to cause someone to go into fibrillation (heart beating so rapidly and without any rhythm, such that it doesn't actually pump any blood) simply from hitting them in the right place, with the right force, at the right point of a heartbeat. It doesn't even have to be a hard hit. It is unfortunately common in athletes. One minute they're active, then they get what seems to be a hard bump to the chest, and then they're down and out. Of course, CPR and defibrillation, as well as quick medical treatment has a chance of bringing them back. But for all intents and purposes, until their heartbeat goes back to normal, they are dead.
* ''Nuclear weapons'', capable of annihilating entire cities and [[OneHitPolykill the inhabitants located in them]]. Practically anything near the epicenter of the explosion is vaporized by extreme heat, while the resulting blast-wave can instantly demolish most structures. Anything that hasn't died from either of the above may then succumb to radiation poisoning within a matter of hours or days.
* The Box Jellyfish, the deadliest venomous animal known to exist. It generally takes somewhere between 5 minutes to a second for its sting to kill. [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/27/box-jellyfish-stings-australian-girl-survives Only one person is known to have survived from one]].
* The poison dart frog poison kills in less than 3 seconds; it has to get in the blood though, so contact itself probably won't kill you. Unless it's the ''Golden'' Poison Dart Frog, which can.
* In both armoured and naval warfare, a well-aimed or lucky hit in the opposing tank/ship's magazine can lead to that unfortunate target being blown up by its own ammunition. This is what happened to three British battlecruisers at the battle of Jutland in 1916 and to the ''HMS Hood'' in 1941. It doesn't even have to be in the main magazines! At least one of the hits at Jutland (on the HMS ''[[{{Irony}} Invincible]]'') penetrated the roof of a main battery turret, which wouldn't have been a problem except that the Royal Navy battlecruisers' gunners were [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bypassing safety protocols for the sake of rapid fire]] and leaving a nice, flammable chain of cordite leading all the way to the magazines. That, and the fact that the cordite stock hadn't been sufficiently rotated and the stuff was a bit old and chemically twitchy, added up to cause disaster. This is how the ''Bismarck'' may have sank the HMS ''Hood'', managing a plunging hit straight into the ''Hood's'' magazine.
* Japanese cruisers in general were vulnerable to this. This was because they carried highly volatile "Long-Lance" torpedoes, which were the most advanced torpedoes in the world by the 1940s but powered with pure and ''flammable'' oxygen. Even glancing hits from low-caliber shells could cause them to quickly cook-off and destroy or cripple the ship. In particular, during the Battle Off Samar, the USS ''Johnston'' managed to land a crippling hit onto the Japanese Heavy Cruiser ''Kumano'' completely taking it out of the battle with just one torpedo hit (the hit ''blew the ship's entire front end off'').
* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the SMS ''Szent István'' was torpedoed in the aft boiler room, killing the power needed to use the pumps and throw the water out. In fact a direct hit from a well-placed torpedo will sink most warships, with only the biggest capable of surviving. Modern torpedoes, which all use proximity fuses rather than needing to stike the target, ideally detonate a short distance below the keel of a vessel "breaking its back" under the target's own weight, causing the ship to split in two and [[CaptainObvious sink relatively rapidly]]. The "back breaking" effect happened to one US ship during World War II from a kamikaze aircraft instead of a torpedo. The aircraft crashed in front of the ship, the ship ran over it, and was destroyed by an airplane which had already been shot down.
* In general, aircraft are extremely susceptible to being brought down by a singular cause, whether intentional or accidental. A propeller strike on a single-engined plane for instance, can effectively render a plane uncontrollable. In air-to-air combat, a direct hit by a single missile will generally suffice to bring down any aircraft.
* Hydrogen-filled Zeppelins in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI were surprisingly resilient to being brought down by machine gun fire, though they could be downed with just one burst of incendiary ammunition or a single explosive shell in the right place.
* Similarly, anything that penetrates the armor of a [[TankGoodness tank]] will kill it, or at best take it out of action for the duration of the battle. This is because tanks are very compact vehicles, so anything that gets through the armor is going to hit something important. Increasingly, this “something important” is the crew itself.
* Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Kyokushinaki Karate, was considered in his time the embodiment of "One Strike, Certain Death". Three times in exhibitions, he killed a ''full-grown bull'' with a single punch.
* A lot of pesticides are made like this.
* Many combat athletes are known for their ability to end a fight with a single strike. Perhaps the best contemporary example is the [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC's]] Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, who, as of March 2017, shares the record for most all-time knockouts (including [=TKOs=]) in UFC history (11) with Anderson Silva, and boasts an incredible five KO/TKO victories in 51 seconds or less, with two of them coming in ''13 seconds'' each. In the words of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, "Rumble Johnson connects on people, and they just ''shut off.''"