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* ''Film/PrinceOfDarkness''. Susan (the radiologist) comes up from behind Lomax, grabs his head and twists it, breaking his neck and killing him.


Note that in RealLife, it takes a considerable amount of strength and/or training to snap a person's neck[[note]]Go ahead and (carefully) check your own neck - it takes considerable effort to turn your own head past its normal stopping point. The human spine is not to be trifled with! People who actually suffer broken necks tend to have had ''very'' hard trauma from falling or a car accident.[[/note]], especially if the character getting it snapped is considerably big and strong. It's possible if you can pin your opponent and know where to grab and twist to get leverage. In real life, spinal/neck manipulation is allowed in certain martial arts competitions such as the UFC and other MMA events. However, it looks very different than in the movies, and there is almost always time to "tap out" before injury, much less permanent or lethal injury. To perform the "neck snap" like in the page's image you would have to be strong and fast to a superhuman degree.

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Note that in RealLife, it takes a considerable amount of strength and/or training to snap a person's neck[[note]]Go ahead and (carefully) check your own neck - it takes considerable effort to turn your own head past its normal stopping point. The human spine is not to be trifled with! People who actually suffer broken necks tend to have had ''very'' hard trauma from falling or a car accident.[[/note]], especially if the character getting it snapped is considerably big and strong. It's possible if you can pin your opponent and know where to grab and twist to get leverage. In real life, spinal/neck manipulation is allowed in certain martial arts competitions such as the UFC and other MMA events. However, it looks very different than in the movies, and there is almost always time to "tap out" before injury, much less permanent or lethal injury. To perform the "neck snap" like in the page's image you would have to be strong and fast to a superhuman degree.
super humanly strong.

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* Booth kills at least one of the special forces guys who attacked him and Brennan by snapping his neck on ''Series/{{Bones}}'' “The Recluse in the Recliner”.


* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', in the ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' storyline, [[spoiler:Magneto does this to Professor X]].

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In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', in the ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' storyline, [[spoiler:Magneto does this to Professor X]].X]].
** Nerd Hulk, turned into a vampire, killed Perun with a neck snap.


* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': Hal Jordan kills Sinestro by breaking his neck. Sinestro recovered.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': In the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' storyline ''ComicBook/EmeraldTwilight'', this is how Hal Jordan kills Sinestro by breaking his neck. Sinestro recovered.rids himself of Sinestro. He came back years later.


* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'': "Turn that frown upside down!" "[[LiteralMinded Okay!]]" (''crack'')

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"Turn that frown upside down!" "[[LiteralMinded Okay!]]" (''crack'')(''crack'')
** Another video has two people try to stage an intervention for Larry, who keeps doing this. He obliviously keeps doing it.


* Despite putting guards in a headlock being his preferred way of dealing with them, it took until ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'' for Sam Fisher to learn this trick, as the lethal variant on his new 'death from above' attacks.

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* Despite putting guards in a headlock being his preferred way of dealing with them, it took until ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' for Sam Fisher to learn this trick, as the lethal variant on his new 'death from above' attacks.


Also note that in RealLife nothing dies instantly from a fractured neck unless it sends vertebrae fragments into, or contorts, the brain-stem in such a way as to shut down all lower brain functions. A broken neck is no guarantee of a "silent kill" either as, if the aforementioned brain-stem damage is not inflicted, all you are left with is a quadriplegic victim, dying, but not yet dead, and still able to speak and scream.

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Also note that in RealLife nothing dies instantly from a fractured neck unless it sends vertebrae fragments into, or contorts, the brain-stem in such a way as to shut down all lower brain functions. A broken neck is no guarantee of a "silent kill" either as, if the aforementioned brain-stem damage is not inflicted, all you are left with is a quadriplegic victim, dying, severely injured but not yet dead, and still able to speak and scream.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' Merlin [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20140612.html snaps]] Laura Black's neck when he gets sick of her moralizing about his original plan to assassinate her with a bomb planted on a dead Texan terrorist.

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* At the end of ''Film/FearInc'', when everyone is gathered at the diner for the 'wrap party', [[spoiler:Ben has his neck snapped by one of the Fear, Inc. crew, as Joe discovers that it really ''isn't'' a game]].


*** At its most extreme, [[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7710313 12000 N (2697 lbf)]] is can cause total decapitation regardless of the diameter of the halter. In this scenario, the head would simply be torn off.

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*** At its most extreme, [[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7710313 12000 N (2697 lbf)]] is can cause total decapitation regardless of the diameter of the halter. In this scenario, the head would simply be torn off.


*** At its most extreme, [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7710313 12000 N (2697 lbf)] is can cause total decapitation regardless of the diameter of the halter. In this scenario, the head would simply be torn off.

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*** At its most extreme, [https://www.[[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7710313 12000 N (2697 lbf)] lbf)]] is can cause total decapitation regardless of the diameter of the halter. In this scenario, the head would simply be torn off.


Note that in RealLife, it takes a considerable amount of strength and/or training to snap a person's neck[[note]]Go ahead and (carefully) check your own neck - it takes considerable effort to turn your own head past its normal stopping point. The human spine is not to be trifled with! People who actually suffer broken necks tend to have had ''very'' hard trauma from falling or a car accident.[[/note]], especially if the character getting it snapped is considerably big and strong. It's possible if you know where to grab and twist, and can pin your opponent to get leverage. In real life, spinal/neck manipulation is allowed in certain martial arts competitions such as the UFC and other MMA events. However, it looks very different than in the movies, and there is almost always time to "tap out" before injury, much less permanent or lethal injury. To perform the "neck snap" like in the page's image you would have to be extraordinarily stronger, to a point that is nearly superhuman.

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Note that in RealLife, it takes a considerable amount of strength and/or training to snap a person's neck[[note]]Go ahead and (carefully) check your own neck - it takes considerable effort to turn your own head past its normal stopping point. The human spine is not to be trifled with! People who actually suffer broken necks tend to have had ''very'' hard trauma from falling or a car accident.[[/note]], especially if the character getting it snapped is considerably big and strong. It's possible if you can pin your opponent and know where to grab and twist, and can pin your opponent twist to get leverage. In real life, spinal/neck manipulation is allowed in certain martial arts competitions such as the UFC and other MMA events. However, it looks very different than in the movies, and there is almost always time to "tap out" before injury, much less permanent or lethal injury. To perform the "neck snap" like in the page's image you would have to be extraordinarily stronger, strong and fast to a point that is nearly superhuman.
superhuman degree.



** To give some perspective on how difficult it was to do the long-drop correctly, you had to calculate the length of the rope very carefully based on the weight of the convict. Too short and the neck wouldn't break and you had to wait for him to strangle to death. Too long and the force applied to the neck would be so great that...well, the ''best'' outcome was a snapped rope. The worst outcome was a [[OffWithHisHead total decapitation]]. More than a few hangings were botched in this way, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Jack_Ketchum Black Jack Ketchum]], and there have been several judicial hangings in Iraq (not Saddam Hussein) where this has happened.
* There are many who defend the use of "neck cranks" and other similar moves in MMA who, when challenged about the dangers of such movies, claims that it is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible to actually kill someone doing one in competition. Some beg to differ, but as of mid-2015, there have been no deaths from neck snaps reported in sanctioned MMA competitions such as UFC.

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** To give some perspective on how difficult it was to do the long-drop correctly, you had to calculate the length of the rope very carefully based on the weight of the convict.convict, as well as consider the diameter of the rope and its elasticity. It requires ~5000 N (1000 lbf) of force to reliably fracture a neck. Too short and the neck wouldn't break and you had to wait for him to strangle to death. Too long and the force applied to the neck would be so great that...well, the ''best'' outcome was a snapped rope. The worst outcome was a [[OffWithHisHead total decapitation]]. More than a few hangings were botched in this way, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Jack_Ketchum Black Jack Ketchum]], and there have been several judicial hangings in Iraq (not Saddam Hussein) where this has happened.
*** At its most extreme, [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7710313 12000 N (2697 lbf)] is can cause total decapitation regardless of the diameter of the halter. In this scenario, the head would simply be torn off.
* There are many who defend the use of "neck cranks" and other similar moves in MMA who, when challenged about the dangers of such movies, claims who claim that it is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible impossible, to actually kill someone doing one in competition.competition, as the crank is generally applied slowly enough for someone to tap out. Some beg to differ, but as of mid-2015, there have been no deaths from neck snaps reported in sanctioned MMA competitions such as UFC.


* ''Manga/ChoujinSensen'': Tomobiki manages to kill Baron Saijou with his last ditch effort of telekinesis; [[spoiler:he used his blown-off left hand to strangle Baron]].

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* ''Manga/ChoujinSensen'': Tomobiki manages to kill Baron Saijou with his last ditch last-ditch effort of telekinesis; [[spoiler:he used his blown-off left hand to strangle Baron]].



* Ankha (who does have superstrength) kills Carrie this way while Meriem is paralysed and can only watch helplessly in ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Ankha's Revenge''.

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* Ankha (who does have superstrength) super strength) kills Carrie this way while Meriem is paralysed and can only watch helplessly in ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Ankha's Revenge''.



* Non-fatal example: Kimura does this to Comicbook/{{X 23}} in ''Target X'', casually snapping her neck before dumping her body down the basement stairs. Laura survives because of her HealingFactor, and recovers in time to pull an ArrowCatch when Kimura tries to shoot Laura's cousin (who was hiding in the basement with her mother) with a crossbow.

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* Non-fatal example: Kimura does this to Comicbook/{{X 23}} in ''Target X'', casually snapping her neck before dumping her body down the basement stairs. Laura survives because of her HealingFactor, HealingFactor and recovers in time to pull an ArrowCatch when Kimura tries to shoot Laura's cousin (who was hiding in the basement with her mother) with a crossbow.



* Happens to [[spoiler:Clayton]] at the end of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard which he caused himself]] by carelessly chopping through vines he got himself tangled in. [[JustifiedTrope Justified in this case,]] as it pans out like a long-drop hanging with the vines in place of a noose.

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* Happens to [[spoiler:Clayton]] at the end of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard which he caused himself]] by carelessly chopping through vines he got himself tangled in. [[JustifiedTrope Justified in this case,]] case]], as it pans out like a long-drop hanging with the vines in place of a noose.


* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5659751/1/Knightfall_The_Movie Knightfall: The Movie]]'', Bane does this to a guard at Arkham, by wrapping his arms around the guy's head and neck, and twisting, similar to Jason Voorhees in ''Film/JasonX''.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5659751/1/Knightfall_The_Movie Knightfall: The Movie]]'', Bane does this to a guard at Arkham, by wrapping his arms around the guy's head and neck, and twisting, similar to Jason Voorhees in ''Film/JasonX''.

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