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Anime and Manga
- D.Gray-Man: Alma Karma
- Certain Digimon from Digimon have blades for wings, such as SlashAngemon.
- From Trigun, one of Knives' powers is part of his body turning into feathers which are monomolecular blades (hence the name 'Knives').
- Mazinger Z has the Scramble Cutter, an attack in which he uses his Jet Scrambler's wings to slice into the enemy. Great Mazinger goes one step further with the Great Booster. Mazinkaiser takes it to the next step with the Kaiser Boomerang. Of course, that's probably cheating as it throws its Scrander.
- Magical Record Lyrical Nanoha Force has Raising Heart's stand-alone flight mode. The schematics shown in its "Force NEXT" article◊ reveal that the wings it gains in this mode double as flight stabilizers and cutting weapons.
- In Pandora Hearts, Demios'... wingish bone things cut people's heads right the heck off.
- Angels and a couple other extremely powerful characters in A Certain Magical Index possess massive wings used as their main form of attack.
- Tokyo Ghoul: 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 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, got his name from the time he cut a mobile suit(admittedly, a lightly-armored DINN) in half with is fighter's wing.
- X-Men: 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 Feather Flechettes.
- The Falcon with his Hard Light wings acts as this.
- In Usagi Yojimbo, 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.
- In Winter War, Pagally's resurrection gives her deceptively soft-looking wings that are actually razor-edged, as shown when she uses them in battle against the Nemu clones.
- GLaDOS's pony form in Better Living Through Science and Ponies 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.".
- Child of the Storm 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 Can't Have Sex, Ever or even hold someone without risking chopping them to pieces.
- The Savage Skies series has Perlin Bluestreak, whose feathers were replaced with razor-sharp blades.
- Legion: the angel Gabriel has very sharp wings. He eviscerates a few people with them, and they're also bulletproof.
- In How to Train Your Dragon, there's a passing mention of the "Timberjack" species, whose wings can slice right through trees.
- Marcus of Underworld uses his wings to impale targets, as well as fly.
- In Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Megaguirus' wings can slice through buildings and damage Godzilla.
- In Spider-Man: Homecoming, 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 Tortall Universe are covered in steel/metal feathers that are extremely sharp.
Live Action TV
- A first season episode of Fringe opens with a man getting attacked by a swarm of Razor Winged butterflies.
Religion and Mythology
- Magic: The Gathering has the Scars of Mirrodin card Bladed Pinions.
- 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.
- Dungeons & Dragons
- Dark Sun 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 the Sea of Silt, the usual prey is a slow hydrogen jellyfish anyway.
- Forgotten Realms 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 Warhammer 40,000 have the imaginatively named Razorwing Flock. They are EXACTLY what they sound like.
- Dark Eldar wyches sometimes serve as fast attack units by riding 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.
- Spider-Man: Web of Shadows 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 here.◊
- The Murakumo units from the BlazBlue series have "wings" made of blades that are used for their heavy attacks.
- 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 Darkstalkers has sickle-like wings.
- Lenus from The Legend of Dragoon. Considering that her wings are made of Hard Light it could count as Laser Blade too.
- Some combination of claw and Razor Wings works well for Kerrigan of Starcraft fame.
- Dyna Blade from Kirby Super Star.
- Kirby's Wing ability was upgraded to have these in Kirby's Return to Dreamland, as his wings are now sharp enough to cut ropes, whereas they weren't in the aforementioned game.
- Super Robot Wars Z2 gives Shin Getter Robo the "Battle Wing" attack, which has its demonic Getter Wings slash out at an opponent.
- In the sixth game of the Mega Man Battle Network series, Mega Man can throw the wings of his Tomahawk Beast form like boomerangs as a charged attack.
- In Starcraft, when Kerrigan gets turned into the 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.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. While they don't actually cut anything with them, the wings of Princess Celestia's pegasus guards do have Audible Sharpness. A later episode proves it is not just for show. Apparently, pegasi wind magic can generate a Razor Wind - a flyby from a member of Wonderbolts was capable of cutting through dragon scales.
- The Venture Bros.: The Monarch's "Deaths Head Panoply", a Powered Armor 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 decapitate henchmen who do not get out of the way fast enough when activating them.
- 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.