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* The ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' episode “Saving Grace” has a variant. Duncan is battling his opponent on the Paris Metro track. The opponent traps Duncan’s leg and a train is coming. Duncan uses his jacket to essentially lure the guy into putting his sword back too far and touching the electric third rail. This temporarily kills him
and gives Duncan time to escape while the opponent is decapitated by the train before he can revive.

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* The ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' episode “Saving Grace” has a variant. Duncan is battling his opponent on the Paris Metro track. The opponent traps Duncan’s leg and a train is coming. Duncan doesn’t have a power cable handy but he uses his jacket to essentially lure the guy into putting his sword back too far and touching the electric third rail. This temporarily kills him
and gives
him, Duncan time to escape while the opponent is decapitated by the train before he can revive.

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* The ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' episode “Saving Grace” has a variant. Duncan is battling his opponent on the Paris Metro track. The opponent traps Duncan’s leg and a train is coming. Duncan uses his jacket to essentially lure the guy into putting his sword back too far and touching the electric third rail. This temporarily kills him
and gives Duncan time to escape while the opponent is decapitated by the train before he can revive.



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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** In ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', the T-850 jams a power cable into the T-X's face. It only knocks her back and does no damage.
** In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', Kyle Reese jams a power cable into the T-800's endoskeleton's torso. It only stuns it for a few seconds before it pulls the cable out.


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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In "Peace Out", Angel jams a power cable into Jasmine. It only knocks her back and does no damage.
-->'''Jasmine:''' I was forged in the inferno of creation, vampire. Do you really think a little electricity would destroy me?\\
'''Angel:''' Worth a shot.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Power", Avon is challenged to a duel, and bizarrely asks for a gauntlet as his choice of weapon. He then uses the gauntlet to remove a "heliofusion rod" from a nearby [[LowCultureHighTech power generator and disintegrate his opponent's sword]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Revulsion", B'Elanna Torres uses a live cable to destablize a homicidal hologram intent on crushing her skull with a hammer. Somehow the cable's end manages to stick in the hologram despite him being an IntangibleMan.


* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' has underground power cables being ''summoned'' by a spell that used to summon snakes back in ancient Egypt.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' has underground power cables being ''summoned'' by a spell that used to summon snakes back in ancient Egypt.Egypt.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode, the Big Blowout, Donatello dons a full body protective suit and tries to stop Technodrome by shoving an energized power line into a tread.

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* During Hurricane Irene, a [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/rosenwald-md/post/was-a-downed-power-line-used-as-a-weapon-during-irene/2011/09/01/gIQAEEJWuJ_blog.html?utm_term=.8c4be4633c0a road rage]] incident involved someone throwing a downed and live powerline onto someone else's car.


* MarvelVsCapcom3: MODOK's Killer Illumination hyper combo is him grabbing his foe with a pair of power cables, then electrocuting them.

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* MarvelVsCapcom3: ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': MODOK's Killer Illumination hyper combo is him grabbing his foe with a pair of power cables, then electrocuting them.



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* In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', Catwoman does it to herself and her former boss.



* While pursuing the terrified youngster Hogarth, ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' becomes tangled in the power lines from an electric substation. The massive current plays havoc with the robot's workings. Taking pity on his pursuer's suffering, Hogarth pulls the main circuit breaker, and the robot topples supine, seemingly lifeless.

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* While pursuing the terrified youngster Hogarth, ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' becomes tangled in the power lines from an electric substation. The massive current plays havoc with the robot's workings. Taking pity on his pursuer's suffering, Hogarth pulls the main circuit breaker, and the robot topples supine, seemingly lifeless.lifeless.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' has underground power cables being ''summoned'' by a spell that used to summon snakes back in ancient Egypt.


Can be a rather family unfriendly scene. Same for its aftermath, with the target being extra crispy.

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Can be a rather family unfriendly scene. Same for its aftermath, with the target being extra crispy.
crispy. When water is involved, it might suffer from the same implausibilities mentioned in ElectrifiedBathtub.


* In ''{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach is imprisoned among a lot of criminals who recognise him and want payback, During a riot started so that Rorschach can be dealt with in the absence of warders, he turns the tables on them by flooding the cell wing. He then stands on the insulation provided by several mattresses, and dips the end of a broken power cable into the water as the vengeance-bent cons wade through it. Several are holding onto metal things.

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* In ''{{Watchmen}}'', ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach is imprisoned among a lot of criminals who recognise him and want payback, During a riot started so that Rorschach can be dealt with in the absence of warders, he turns the tables on them by flooding the cell wing. He then stands on the insulation provided by several mattresses, and dips the end of a broken power cable into the water as the vengeance-bent cons wade through it. Several are holding onto metal things.



* JamesBond
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. While fighting [=OddJob=] inside the Fort Knox vault, JamesBond kills him by using a cut power cable to electrify metal bars as Oddjob is retrieving his metal-rimmed hat from them.

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* JamesBond
''Film/JamesBond''
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. While fighting [=OddJob=] inside the Fort Knox vault, JamesBond Bond kills him by using a cut power cable to electrify metal bars as Oddjob is retrieving his metal-rimmed hat from them.


* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'': In the finale movie, Ark of Truth, Mitchell takes out a Replicator infested Merrick by yanking out some power cables and using the live ends on him.

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* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'': In the finale movie, Ark of Truth, ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', Mitchell takes out a Replicator infested Merrick by yanking out some power cables and using the live ends on him.





** \'\'Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe\'\'. Bond tries it again during his fight with Jaws on the train by breaking the bulb on a table lamp and electrifying Jaws\' metal mouth. Unfortunately he\'s using regular current so he only stuns Jaws for a moment, but that's enough time for Bond to kick him out a window.
* \'\'Film/JudgeDredd\'\'. While fighting Mean Machine Angel, Dredd pulls an electrical cable out of Mean's arm and electrocutes him with it.

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** \'\'Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe\'\'. ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Bond tries it again during his fight with Jaws on the train by breaking the bulb on a table lamp and electrifying Jaws\' Jaws' metal mouth. Unfortunately he\'s he's using regular current so he only stuns Jaws for a moment, but that's enough time for Bond to kick him out a window.
* \'\'Film/JudgeDredd\'\'.''Film/JudgeDredd''. While fighting Mean Machine Angel, Dredd pulls an electrical cable out of Mean's arm and electrocutes him with it.



* Detective John [=McClane=] from \'\'Film/DieHardWithAVengeance\'\' has OneBulletLeft, and takes out all the villains by aiming for the power line going to a building. [[spoiler:The severed line becomes tangled in the villains\' helicopter blades, causing them to crash.]] Once the vehicle touches ground, current flows, igniting the aircraft fuel tank for a spectacular fiery finish.
* Slater dispatches the Ripper in \'\'Film/LastActionHero\'\' by using the Ripper\'s axe to chop a set of power lines, causing them to fall onto the wet rooftop that they\'re fighting on and electrify the roof.
* \'\'Franchise/StargateVerse\'\': In the finale movie, Ark of Truth, Mitchell takes out a Replicator infested Merrick by yanking out some power cables and using the live ends on him.

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* Detective John [=McClane=] from \'\'Film/DieHardWithAVengeance\'\' ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' has OneBulletLeft, and takes out all the villains by aiming for the power line going to a building. [[spoiler:The severed line becomes tangled in the villains\' villains' helicopter blades, causing them to crash.]] Once the vehicle touches ground, current flows, igniting the aircraft fuel tank for a spectacular fiery finish.
* Slater dispatches the Ripper in \'\'Film/LastActionHero\'\' ''Film/LastActionHero'' by using the Ripper\'s Ripper's axe to chop a set of power lines, causing them to fall onto the wet rooftop that they\'re they're fighting on and electrify the roof.
* \'\'Franchise/StargateVerse\'\': ''Franchise/StargateVerse'': In the finale movie, Ark of Truth, Mitchell takes out a Replicator infested Merrick by yanking out some power cables and using the live ends on him.



* \'\'Literature/CiaphasCain\'\':
** In \'\'The Emperor\'s Finest\'\', [[BitchInSheepsClothing Mira]] deals with some orks by setting up a trap using a power cable and a metal floor, with Cain\'s NiceHat for bait (she\'s fine because [[CrazyPrepared she wears rubber boots for setting up similar traps while hunting]]).
** In \'\'The Last Ditch\'\', Cain and a squad of Valhallans rescue what\'s left of Commissar Forres\' Nusquan unit from Tyranids by dropping a power cable into the water those Tyranids are standing in.

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* \'\'Literature/CiaphasCain\'\':
''Literature/CiaphasCain'':
** In \'\'The Emperor\'s Finest\'\', ''The Emperor's Finest'', [[BitchInSheepsClothing Mira]] deals with some orks by setting up a trap using a power cable and a metal floor, with Cain\'s Cain's NiceHat for bait (she\'s (she's fine because [[CrazyPrepared she wears rubber boots for setting up similar traps while hunting]]).
** In \'\'The ''The Last Ditch\'\', Ditch'', Cain and a squad of Valhallans rescue what\'s what's left of Commissar Forres\' Forres' Nusquan unit from Tyranids by dropping a power cable into the water those Tyranids are standing in.



* In the \'\'WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries\'\' episode \"Prototype\", a man has been driven mad by his PowerArmor. The guy manages to temporarily blind Superman with his laser gun, but as soon as he recovers, the first thing Superman sees is a high voltage warning. He rips out the cable and sticks both ends into the armor.
* In the \'\'WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited\'\' episode \"Panic in the Sky\", the Watchtower is attacked by an army led by Galatea, a clone of Supergirl, when power is out. Galatea fights the real Supergirl in the control room, and has the upper hand due to being artificially aged to maturity. But then, power is restored, so Kara rips out a major power cable and jams it into Galatea. \'\'The cable is thicker than both girls together\'\'.
* In \'\'WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures\'\', the episode \"Extremis\" has the man who took the titular serum defeat Tony (a CurbStompBattle). After Tony takes a small dose himself, they have a rematch. Tony\'s dose gave him the ability to sense and control any technology around him, so he uses it to locate a major power line under them and pulls it out right into the enemy\'s chest.
* While pursuing the terrified youngster Hogarth, \'\'WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant\'\' becomes tangled in the power lines from an electric substation. The massive current plays havoc with the robot\'s workings. Taking pity on his pursuer\'s suffering, Hogarth pulls the main circuit breaker, and the robot topples supine, seemingly lifeless.

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* In the \'\'WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries\'\' ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode \"Prototype\", "Prototype", a man has been driven mad by his PowerArmor. The guy manages to temporarily blind Superman with his laser gun, but as soon as he recovers, the first thing Superman sees is a high voltage warning. He rips out the cable and sticks both ends into the armor.
* In the \'\'WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited\'\' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode \"Panic "Panic in the Sky\", Sky", the Watchtower is attacked by an army led by Galatea, a clone of Supergirl, when power is out. Galatea fights the real Supergirl in the control room, and has the upper hand due to being artificially aged to maturity. But then, power is restored, so Kara rips out a major power cable and jams it into Galatea. \'\'The ''The cable is thicker than both girls together\'\'.
together''.
* In \'\'WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures\'\', ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'', the episode \"Extremis\" "Extremis" has the man who took the titular serum defeat Tony (a CurbStompBattle). After Tony takes a small dose himself, they have a rematch. Tony\'s Tony's dose gave him the ability to sense and control any technology around him, so he uses it to locate a major power line under them and pulls it out right into the enemy\'s enemy's chest.
* While pursuing the terrified youngster Hogarth, \'\'WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant\'\' ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' becomes tangled in the power lines from an electric substation. The massive current plays havoc with the robot\'s robot's workings. Taking pity on his pursuer\'s pursuer's suffering, Hogarth pulls the main circuit breaker, and the robot topples supine, seemingly lifeless.


* The third episode of the NSFW ''Usagi-chan De Cue!'' has the cyborg Dekao rebuilt into a war machine and dropped into a shopping mall to destroy bunny-girl Mikami and CatGirl Koshka. While Mikami plays dodge-'em with Dekao's steel tentacles, Koshka drops a severed power cable into an open service port on Dekao\s body. After a few moments of electric arcing, Dekao explodes.

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* The third episode of the NSFW ''Usagi-chan De Cue!'' has the cyborg Dekao rebuilt into a war machine and dropped into a shopping mall to destroy bunny-girl Mikami and CatGirl Koshka. While Mikami plays dodge-'em with Dekao's steel tentacles, Koshka drops a severed power cable into an open service port on Dekao\s Dekao's body. After a few moments of electric arcing, Dekao explodes.



* In the ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog miniseries \'\'Sonic Quest\'\', the mechanical Silver Sonic bashes Sonic through a wall in the Death Egg, exposing live power cables. Sonic grabs one of the sliced cables and zaps Silver Sonic, knocking the robot out of commission.

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* In the ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog miniseries \'\'Sonic Quest\'\', ''Sonic Quest'', the mechanical Silver Sonic bashes Sonic through a wall in the Death Egg, exposing live power cables. Sonic grabs one of the sliced cables and zaps Silver Sonic, knocking the robot out of commission.



* In ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', Smith!Bane blinds Neo using a broken power cable. Neo uses his newly acquired \"See {{AI}} soul\" ability to kill Smith!Bane by knocking his head off.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', Smith!Bane blinds Neo using a broken power cable. Neo uses his newly acquired \"See "See {{AI}} soul\" soul" ability to kill Smith!Bane by knocking his head off.



** \'\'Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe\'\'. Bond tries it again during his fight with Jaws on the train by breaking the bulb on a table lamp and electrifying Jaws\' metal mouth. Unfortunately he\'s using regular current so he only stuns Jaws for a moment, but that\'s enough time for Bond to kick him out a window.
* \'\'Film/JudgeDredd\'\'. While fighting Mean Machine Angel, Dredd pulls an electrical cable out of Mean\'s arm and electrocutes him with it.
* In the film version of \'\'Theater/LittleShopOfHorrors\'\', Seymour defeats Audrey II by electrocuting it with a fallen cable.
* In \'\'Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone\'\', Wolff jabs a sparking power cable into one of Overdog\'s claws. The power feedback fries Overdog and thus causes cascading blowouts throughout the entire fortress.

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** \'\'Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe\'\'. Bond tries it again during his fight with Jaws on the train by breaking the bulb on a table lamp and electrifying Jaws\' metal mouth. Unfortunately he\'s using regular current so he only stuns Jaws for a moment, but that\'s that's enough time for Bond to kick him out a window.
* \'\'Film/JudgeDredd\'\'. While fighting Mean Machine Angel, Dredd pulls an electrical cable out of Mean\'s Mean's arm and electrocutes him with it.
* In the film version of \'\'Theater/LittleShopOfHorrors\'\', ''Theater/LittleShopOfHorrors'', Seymour defeats Audrey II by electrocuting it with a fallen cable.
* In \'\'Spacehunter: ''Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone\'\', Zone'', Wolff jabs a sparking power cable into one of Overdog\'s Overdog's claws. The power feedback fries Overdog and thus causes cascading blowouts throughout the entire fortress.


A classic attack move. Your opponent has the advantage. Maybe he\'s stronger, maybe you are down... any number of things. What do you do?

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A classic attack move. Your opponent has the advantage. Maybe he\'s he's stronger, maybe you are down... any number of things. What do you do?



Subtrope of ImprovisedWeapon. SisterTrope to ShockAndAwe. Compare ElectricTorture and HighVoltageDeath. TaserTagWeakness is when the electricity source is one that\'s supposed to be used for attacking.

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Subtrope of ImprovisedWeapon. SisterTrope to ShockAndAwe. Compare ElectricTorture and HighVoltageDeath. TaserTagWeakness is when the electricity source is one that\'s that's supposed to be used for attacking.



* The third episode of the NSFW \'\'Anime/UsagichanDeCue\'\' has the cyborg Dekao rebuilt into a war machine and dropped into a shopping mall to destroy bunny-girl Mikami and CatGirl Koshka. While Mikami plays dodge-\'em with Dekao\'s steel tentacles, Koshka drops a severed power cable into an open service port on Dekao\'s body. After a few moments of electric arcing, Dekao explodes.

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* The third episode of the NSFW \'\'Anime/UsagichanDeCue\'\' ''Usagi-chan De Cue!'' has the cyborg Dekao rebuilt into a war machine and dropped into a shopping mall to destroy bunny-girl Mikami and CatGirl Koshka. While Mikami plays dodge-\'em dodge-'em with Dekao\'s Dekao's steel tentacles, Koshka drops a severed power cable into an open service port on Dekao\'s Dekao\s body. After a few moments of electric arcing, Dekao explodes.



* In \'\'{{Watchmen}}\'\', Rorschach is imprisoned among a lot of criminals who recognise him and want payback, During a riot started so that Rorschach can be dealt with in the absence of warders, he turns the tables on them by flooding the cell wing. He then stands on the insulation provided by several mattresses, and dips the end of a broken power cable into the water as the vengeance-bent cons wade through it. Several are holding onto metal things.

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* In \'\'{{Watchmen}}\'\', ''{{Watchmen}}'', Rorschach is imprisoned among a lot of criminals who recognise him and want payback, During a riot started so that Rorschach can be dealt with in the absence of warders, he turns the tables on them by flooding the cell wing. He then stands on the insulation provided by several mattresses, and dips the end of a broken power cable into the water as the vengeance-bent cons wade through it. Several are holding onto metal things.



* In \'\'[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Betrayal_of_the_Best_Kind/index Betrayal of the Best Kind]]\'\', Harry kills a number of Death Eaters by enchanting a nearby wooden power pole to grow into a tree again, making the power lines snap.

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* In \'\'[[http://draco664.''[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Betrayal_of_the_Best_Kind/index Betrayal of the Best Kind]]\'\', Kind]]'', Harry kills a number of Death Eaters by enchanting a nearby wooden power pole to grow into a tree again, making the power lines snap.



* In \'\'Film/TheMatrixRevolutions\'\', Smith!Bane blinds Neo using a broken power cable. Neo uses his newly acquired \"See {{AI}} soul\" ability to kill Smith!Bane by knocking his head off.

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* In \'\'Film/TheMatrixRevolutions\'\', ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', Smith!Bane blinds Neo using a broken power cable. Neo uses his newly acquired \"See {{AI}} soul\" ability to kill Smith!Bane by knocking his head off.



** \'\'Film/{{Goldfinger}}\'\'. While fighting [=OddJob=] inside the Fort Knox vault, JamesBond kills him by using a cut power cable to electrify metal bars as Oddjob is retrieving his metal-rimmed hat from them.

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** \'\'Film/{{Goldfinger}}\'\'.''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. While fighting [=OddJob=] inside the Fort Knox vault, JamesBond kills him by using a cut power cable to electrify metal bars as Oddjob is retrieving his metal-rimmed hat from them.



* \'\'Toys/LEGOExoForce\'\': After both of their {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s were destroyed, Ha-ya-to in the Blue Falcon defeats the Iron Condor II using a electric cable to shock the machine.

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* \'\'Toys/LEGOExoForce\'\': ''Toys/LEGOExoForce'': After both of their {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s were destroyed, Ha-ya-to in the Blue Falcon defeats the Iron Condor II using a electric cable to shock the machine.



* In \'\'VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations\'\'\'s first case, the victim was murdered by being electrocuted with a broken power cable.
* MarvelVsCapcom3: MODOK\'s Killer Illumination hyper combo is him grabbing his foe with a pair of power cables, then electrocuting them.
* In \'\'VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty\'\', one of the cutscenes has Raynor against Tychus. Tychus, unlike Raynor, wears a PowerArmor. At one point, he rips out a jukebox and tosses it at Jim. In return, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Jim grabs the now loose cable]]...

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* In \'\'VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations\'\'\'s Tribulations'''s first case, the victim was murdered by being electrocuted with a broken power cable.
* MarvelVsCapcom3: MODOK\'s MODOK's Killer Illumination hyper combo is him grabbing his foe with a pair of power cables, then electrocuting them.
* In \'\'VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty\'\', ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', one of the cutscenes has Raynor against Tychus. Tychus, unlike Raynor, wears a PowerArmor. At one point, he rips out a jukebox and tosses it at Jim. In return, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Jim grabs the now loose cable]]...



* In \'\'Webcomic/SluggyFreelance\'\', during the \"[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/050925 Oceans Unmoving]]\" arc, Bun-Bun attached a power cable to a rope made of conductive material that Blacksoul was using to board his ship. While wearing a silk dress to protect himself, unfortunately he forgot the entire ship was made from the same material as the rope and the rest of the crew got tasered, except [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/050926 Kada]] who wears rubber pants.

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* In \'\'Webcomic/SluggyFreelance\'\', ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', during the \"[[http://www."[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/050925 Oceans Unmoving]]\" Unmoving]]" arc, Bun-Bun attached a power cable to a rope made of conductive material that Blacksoul was using to board his ship. While wearing a silk dress to protect himself, unfortunately he forgot the entire ship was made from the same material as the rope and the rest of the crew got tasered, except [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/050926 Kada]] who wears rubber pants.

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A classic attack move. Your opponent has the advantage. Maybe he\'s stronger, maybe you are down... any number of things. What do you do?

Pull out a nearby power cable and let the bastard eat the output, of course!

Can be a rather family unfriendly scene. Same for its aftermath, with the target being extra crispy.

Subtrope of ImprovisedWeapon. SisterTrope to ShockAndAwe. Compare ElectricTorture and HighVoltageDeath. TaserTagWeakness is when the electricity source is one that\'s supposed to be used for attacking.
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[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* The third episode of the NSFW \'\'Anime/UsagichanDeCue\'\' has the cyborg Dekao rebuilt into a war machine and dropped into a shopping mall to destroy bunny-girl Mikami and CatGirl Koshka. While Mikami plays dodge-\'em with Dekao\'s steel tentacles, Koshka drops a severed power cable into an open service port on Dekao\'s body. After a few moments of electric arcing, Dekao explodes.

[[AC:{{Comics}}]]
* In \'\'{{Watchmen}}\'\', Rorschach is imprisoned among a lot of criminals who recognise him and want payback, During a riot started so that Rorschach can be dealt with in the absence of warders, he turns the tables on them by flooding the cell wing. He then stands on the insulation provided by several mattresses, and dips the end of a broken power cable into the water as the vengeance-bent cons wade through it. Several are holding onto metal things.
* In the ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog miniseries \'\'Sonic Quest\'\', the mechanical Silver Sonic bashes Sonic through a wall in the Death Egg, exposing live power cables. Sonic grabs one of the sliced cables and zaps Silver Sonic, knocking the robot out of commission.

[[AC:FanFic]]
* In \'\'[[http://draco664.fanficauthors.net/Betrayal_of_the_Best_Kind/index Betrayal of the Best Kind]]\'\', Harry kills a number of Death Eaters by enchanting a nearby wooden power pole to grow into a tree again, making the power lines snap.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* In \'\'Film/TheMatrixRevolutions\'\', Smith!Bane blinds Neo using a broken power cable. Neo uses his newly acquired \"See {{AI}} soul\" ability to kill Smith!Bane by knocking his head off.
* JamesBond
** \'\'Film/{{Goldfinger}}\'\'. While fighting [=OddJob=] inside the Fort Knox vault, JamesBond kills him by using a cut power cable to electrify metal bars as Oddjob is retrieving his metal-rimmed hat from them.
** \'\'Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe\'\'. Bond tries it again during his fight with Jaws on the train by breaking the bulb on a table lamp and electrifying Jaws\' metal mouth. Unfortunately he\'s using regular current so he only stuns Jaws for a moment, but that\'s enough time for Bond to kick him out a window.
* \'\'Film/JudgeDredd\'\'. While fighting Mean Machine Angel, Dredd pulls an electrical cable out of Mean\'s arm and electrocutes him with it.
* In the film version of \'\'Theater/LittleShopOfHorrors\'\', Seymour defeats Audrey II by electrocuting it with a fallen cable.
* In \'\'Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone\'\', Wolff jabs a sparking power cable into one of Overdog\'s claws. The power feedback fries Overdog and thus causes cascading blowouts throughout the entire fortress.
* Detective John [=McClane=] from \'\'Film/DieHardWithAVengeance\'\' has OneBulletLeft, and takes out all the villains by aiming for the power line going to a building. [[spoiler:The severed line becomes tangled in the villains\' helicopter blades, causing them to crash.]] Once the vehicle touches ground, current flows, igniting the aircraft fuel tank for a spectacular fiery finish.
* Slater dispatches the Ripper in \'\'Film/LastActionHero\'\' by using the Ripper\'s axe to chop a set of power lines, causing them to fall onto the wet rooftop that they\'re fighting on and electrify the roof.
* \'\'Franchise/StargateVerse\'\': In the finale movie, Ark of Truth, Mitchell takes out a Replicator infested Merrick by yanking out some power cables and using the live ends on him.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
*\'\'Literature/CiaphasCain\'\':
** In \'\'The Emperor\'s Finest\'\', [[BitchInSheepsClothing Mira]] deals with some orks by setting up a trap using a power cable and a metal floor, with Cain\'s NiceHat for bait (she\'s fine because [[CrazyPrepared she wears rubber boots for setting up similar traps while hunting]]).
** In \'\'The Last Ditch\'\', Cain and a squad of Valhallans rescue what\'s left of Commissar Forres\' Nusquan unit from Tyranids by dropping a power cable into the water those Tyranids are standing in.

[[AC:Toys]]
* \'\'Toys/LEGOExoForce\'\': After both of their {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s were destroyed, Ha-ya-to in the Blue Falcon defeats the Iron Condor II using a electric cable to shock the machine.

[[AC:VideoGame]]
* In \'\'VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations\'\'\'s first case, the victim was murdered by being electrocuted with a broken power cable.
* MarvelVsCapcom3: MODOK\'s Killer Illumination hyper combo is him grabbing his foe with a pair of power cables, then electrocuting them.
* In \'\'VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty\'\', one of the cutscenes has Raynor against Tychus. Tychus, unlike Raynor, wears a PowerArmor. At one point, he rips out a jukebox and tosses it at Jim. In return, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Jim grabs the now loose cable]]...

[[AC: Webcomics]]
* In \'\'Webcomic/SluggyFreelance\'\', during the \"[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/050925 Oceans Unmoving]]\" arc, Bun-Bun attached a power cable to a rope made of conductive material that Blacksoul was using to board his ship. While wearing a silk dress to protect himself, unfortunately he forgot the entire ship was made from the same material as the rope and the rest of the crew got tasered, except [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/050926 Kada]] who wears rubber pants.

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* In the \'\'WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries\'\' episode \"Prototype\", a man has been driven mad by his PowerArmor. The guy manages to temporarily blind Superman with his laser gun, but as soon as he recovers, the first thing Superman sees is a high voltage warning. He rips out the cable and sticks both ends into the armor.
* In the \'\'WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited\'\' episode \"Panic in the Sky\", the Watchtower is attacked by an army led by Galatea, a clone of Supergirl, when power is out. Galatea fights the real Supergirl in the control room, and has the upper hand due to being artificially aged to maturity. But then, power is restored, so Kara rips out a major power cable and jams it into Galatea. \'\'The cable is thicker than both girls together\'\'.
* In \'\'WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures\'\', the episode \"Extremis\" has the man who took the titular serum defeat Tony (a CurbStompBattle). After Tony takes a small dose himself, they have a rematch. Tony\'s dose gave him the ability to sense and control any technology around him, so he uses it to locate a major power line under them and pulls it out right into the enemy\'s chest.
* While pursuing the terrified youngster Hogarth, \'\'WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant\'\' becomes tangled in the power lines from an electric substation. The massive current plays havoc with the robot\'s workings. Taking pity on his pursuer\'s suffering, Hogarth pulls the main circuit breaker, and the robot topples supine, seemingly lifeless.

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