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** White Rat has his throat slashed by one of the Sons of the Harpy.

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** White Rat has his throat slashed by one of This seems to be the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Sons of the Harpy.Harpy's]] preferred method of killing their victims.

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* In ''Film/TheConIsOn'', Irina casually slits the throat of a gambler who makes the mistake of [[MistakenForServant thinking she is a waitress]].


* In ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic: The Second Raid,'' this was one of the bloodier killing methods, done by [[CreepyTwins Creepy Twin]] Yu Lan to a guard. It is done to an Arm Slave at one point too.

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* In ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic: ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic: The Second Raid,'' this was one of the bloodier killing methods, done by [[CreepyTwins Creepy Twin]] Yu Lan to a guard. It is done to an Arm Slave at one point too.



* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' when Tim, Pru, Z and Owens were ambushed by the Widower he slashed Pru's throat. She managed to survive but her larynx left is badly damaged.

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* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' when Tim, Pru, Z Z, and Owens were ambushed by the Widower he slashed Pru's throat. She managed to survive but her larynx left is badly damaged.



* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has the infamous prison cell scene where Big Figure's obese henchman Larry gets stuck in the bars of Rorsarch's prison cell when Rorsarch breaks his thumbs and ties his arms in place, blocking the door. Unlike the signifigantly more brutal scene in the movie where BF's other Mook saws his arms off, in the comic they just slit his throat.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has the infamous prison cell scene where Big Figure's obese henchman Larry gets stuck in the bars of Rorsarch's prison cell when Rorsarch breaks his thumbs and ties his arms in place, blocking the door. Unlike the signifigantly significantly more brutal scene in the movie where BF's other Mook saws his arms off, in the comic comic, they just slit his throat.



** For any who the throat didn't do it for, being dropped down a shaft head first would finish them off.

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** For any who the throat didn't do it for, being dropped down a shaft head first headfirst would finish them off.



* Kurgan in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' has his throat cut by Ramirez during their duel in Connor's home. Unfortunately the cut wasn't deep enough, and though Kurgan bore a scar and had his voice ruined for the rest of his Immortal life, he survived to take Ramirez's head.

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* Kurgan in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' has his throat cut by Ramirez during their duel in Connor's home. Unfortunately Unfortunately, the cut wasn't deep enough, and though Kurgan bore a scar and had his voice ruined for the rest of his Immortal life, he survived to take Ramirez's head.



* In the first ''Film/LoneWolfAndCub''[[note]]Released as ''Shogun Assassin'' in the US[[/note]] film, the last surviving Master of Death gets his throat slit, and thinks on it poetically as he dies. See the page quote.

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* In the first ''Film/LoneWolfAndCub''[[note]]Released as ''Shogun Assassin'' in the US[[/note]] film, the last surviving Master of Death gets his throat slit, slit and thinks on it poetically as he dies. See the page quote.



* In ''Film/BadTaste'', the alien chef mocks the captive Giles by doing the throat slit gesture with a knife that he has in his hand. A mook named Robert attempts to mimic the gesture with his sharpened bayonet, but accidentally cuts his own throat.

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* In ''Film/BadTaste'', the alien chef mocks the captive Giles by doing the throat slit gesture with a knife that he has in his hand. A mook named Robert attempts to mimic the gesture with his sharpened bayonet, bayonet but accidentally cuts his own throat.



* In ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'', Mr Gustave's cellmates have a SinisterShiv they call a "throat-slitter". They make use of it during their escape.

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* In ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'', Mr Mr. Gustave's cellmates have a SinisterShiv they call a "throat-slitter". They make use of it during their escape.



** This also happens to Lord Manderly in ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'', though in a subversion, he survives.

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** This also happens to Lord Manderly in ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'', though though, in a subversion, he survives.



* In [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E1BoxCutter the first episode]] of ''Series/BreakingBad'''s fourth season, [[AffablyEvil Gustavo Fring]] does this to one of his [[DumbMuscle goons]] to [[YouHaveFailedMe punish him for not preventing Gale Boetticher's murder]] but also to create a [[PastVictimShowcase past victim showcase]] and [[MakeAnExampleOfThem scare the crap out of]] Walt, Jesse and Mike so that they never step out of line again. The goon on the receiving end of this treatment was not only [[DidntSeeThatComing not expecting it]], but the throat slitting was [[ImprovisedWeapon conducted with a box cutter]] (complete with a [[HighPressureBlood blood spurt]]). [[NightmareFuel Just to make this throat slitting creepier]], Gus simply removes his bloodied hazmat suit, puts on his buisness suit, tells Jesse and Walt to clean up the mess, and calmly returns to work.

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* In [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E1BoxCutter the first episode]] of ''Series/BreakingBad'''s fourth season, [[AffablyEvil Gustavo Fring]] does this to one of his [[DumbMuscle goons]] to [[YouHaveFailedMe punish him for not preventing Gale Boetticher's murder]] but also to create a [[PastVictimShowcase past victim showcase]] PastVictimShowcase and [[MakeAnExampleOfThem scare the crap out of]] Walt, Jesse and Mike so that they never step out of line again. The goon on the receiving end of this treatment was not only [[DidntSeeThatComing not expecting it]], but the throat slitting throat-slitting was [[ImprovisedWeapon conducted with a box cutter]] (complete with a [[HighPressureBlood blood spurt]]). [[NightmareFuel Just to make this throat slitting throat-slitting creepier]], Gus simply removes his bloodied hazmat suit, puts on his buisness business suit, tells Jesse and Walt to clean up the mess, and calmly returns to work.



* Happens a ''lot'' on ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''. Most people who get it simply clutch at their profusely bleeding throat before falling to the ground. [[spoiler:Cara]], on the other hand, manages to put off dying long enough to beat the hell out of the attacker, and get information out of him as well.

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* Happens a ''lot'' on ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''. Most people who get it simply clutch at their profusely bleeding throat before falling to the ground. [[spoiler:Cara]], on the other hand, manages to put off dying death long enough to beat the hell out of the attacker, and get information out of him as well.



** This is how Dexter kills [[spoiler: his brother, the Ice Truck Killer]]. It's staged as suicide.
** This happens to a hostage after Debra falls prey to PutDownYourGunAndStepAway. He survives, and is able to speak quite soon after.

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** This is how Dexter kills [[spoiler: his brother, the Ice Truck Killer]]. It's staged as a suicide.
** This happens to a hostage after Debra falls prey to PutDownYourGunAndStepAway. He survives, survives and is able to speak quite soon after.



** The demon "Meg" does this in season 1 on screen while hitchhiking
** In season 2 after the Croatoan Virus is introduced. Two of the survivors are driving away from the empty town, one asks the other to pull over so he can make a call and once the driver does, [[spoiler: the man is revealed to be possessed by an unnamed demon (possibly "Meg") who then slashes the driver's throat]] reminiscent of the season 1 useage.

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** The demon "Meg" does this in season 1 on screen on-screen while hitchhiking
** In season 2 after the Croatoan Virus is introduced. Two of the survivors are driving away from the empty town, one asks the other to pull over so he can make a call and once the driver does, [[spoiler: the man is revealed to be possessed by an unnamed demon (possibly "Meg") who then slashes the driver's throat]] reminiscent of the season 1 useage.usage.



* Jimmy from ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has done this ''multiple'' times. Notable ones include killing one of the D'Alessio brothers during a montage of their assassination, cutting the throat of [[MuggingTheMonster a would-be mugger]], and disposing of of a [[TheMole Mole]] within an ally's organization.

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* Jimmy from ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' has done this ''multiple'' times. Notable ones include killing one of the D'Alessio brothers during a montage of their assassination, cutting the throat of [[MuggingTheMonster a would-be mugger]], and disposing of of a [[TheMole Mole]] within an ally's organization.



* ''Series/HighlanderTheSeries'' had Kalas, the third season BigBad, who had a nasty scar on his throat after a fight with Duncan in the 1920's. Since his head wasn't cut off, he didn't die, but neck wounds don't heal properly on Immortals, so he was stuck with an ugly scar and a messed-up voice. As Kalas was always proud of his singing voice (he was an opera singer at the time of the fight with Duncan), this was the big issue for him and why he still held a grudge against our hero.
* ''Series/TheUmbrellaAcademy2019'': In the eighth episode of the series, as Vanya Hargreeves [[spoiler:learns that her adoptive sister Allison was complicit in making her believe she was a normal human when she actually had the god-like ability to turn sound waves into energy all along, she lashes out in rage and accidentally slashes Allison's throat with her violin bow (which was in turnpowered by the surrounding sounds of wind and a song she was practicing), and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately regrets it.]] Thankfully, Allison manages to survive through a blood transfusion, but is rendered mute.]]

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* ''Series/HighlanderTheSeries'' had Kalas, the third season BigBad, who had a nasty scar on his throat after a fight with Duncan in the 1920's.1920s. Since his head wasn't cut off, he didn't die, but neck wounds don't heal properly on Immortals, so he was stuck with an ugly scar and a messed-up voice. As Kalas was always proud of his singing voice (he was an opera singer at the time of the fight with Duncan), this was the big issue for him and why he still held a grudge against our hero.
* ''Series/TheUmbrellaAcademy2019'': In the eighth episode of the series, as Vanya Hargreeves [[spoiler:learns that her adoptive sister Allison was complicit in making her believe she was a normal human when she actually had the god-like ability to turn sound waves into energy all along, she lashes out in rage and accidentally slashes Allison's throat with her violin bow (which was in turnpowered turn powered by the surrounding sounds of wind and a song she was practicing), and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately regrets it.]] Thankfully, Allison manages to survive through a blood transfusion, but is rendered mute.]]



* In the ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' episode "Bastogne," one of the Easy men has his throat graphically ''ripped out'' by an MG42 when their patrol stumbles across a German machine gun nest. It takes him several minutes to die, while wordlessly pleading for his buddies to save him. However they're pinned down by the machine gun and ultimately forced to withdraw, leaving his body behind.

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* In the ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' episode "Bastogne," one of the Easy men has his throat graphically ''ripped out'' by an MG42 when their patrol stumbles across a German machine gun nest. It takes him several minutes to die, while wordlessly pleading for his buddies to save him. However However, they're pinned down by the machine gun and ultimately forced to withdraw, leaving his body behind.



-->'''Casca''': Marry, before he fell down, when he perceived the common herd was glad he refused the crown,\\

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-->'''Casca''': Marry, before he fell down, down when he perceived the common herd was glad he refused the crown,\\



* It's possible to do this in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''. It's not possible to see it in the console version, since the third-person camera view obscures the sight, but it sounds pretty messy. The PC port, on the other hand, allows for the player to see it in full it's an initial deep stab followed by CJ ripping the blade out the front of the victim's neck.

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* It's possible to do this in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''. It's not possible to see it in the console version, version since the third-person camera view obscures the sight, but it sounds pretty messy. The PC port, on the other hand, allows for the player to see it in full it's an initial deep stab followed by CJ ripping the blade out the front of the victim's neck.



* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' has both the Hollywood way and the "real" way to do this. It happens in a cutscene where a minor villain pulls a knife on the main character, who disarms the chump and kills him with his own knife. At first he cuts the guy with the usual Hollywood "ear to ear" slice, but this is just to torture the guy; afterwards he kills the guy the "proper" way by jamming the knife sideways into his neck.

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* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' has both the Hollywood way and the "real" way to do this. It happens in a cutscene where a minor villain pulls a knife on the main character, who disarms the chump and kills him with his own knife. At first he cuts the guy with the usual Hollywood "ear to ear" slice, but this is just to torture the guy; afterwards afterwards, he kills the guy the "proper" way by jamming the knife sideways into his neck.



* Done ''very'' brutally in one of the infamous "Bad Endings" from VisualNovel/SchoolDays. [[spoiler: If Makoto doesn't find out how Sekai's friends are bullying Kotonoha to keep her away from him and Sekai, Kotonoha will ''snap'' due to the harassment and her own mental/emotional unstability... and confront both Sekai and Makoto in broad daylight. Then she'll uncover a cleaver and slash Sekai's throat, ''bloodily'' killing her in front of everyone.]]

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* Done ''very'' brutally in one of the infamous "Bad Endings" from VisualNovel/SchoolDays. [[spoiler: If Makoto doesn't find out how Sekai's friends are bullying Kotonoha to keep her away from him and Sekai, Kotonoha will ''snap'' due to the harassment and her own mental/emotional unstability...instability... and confront both Sekai and Makoto in broad daylight. Then she'll uncover a cleaver and slash Sekai's throat, ''bloodily'' killing her in front of everyone.]]



* Happens to Chieftain Vol'jin in the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expac of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', at the hand of one of Warchief Garrosh's assassins. Luckily thanks to his troll regeneration he survives, but exhausts himself so much that he ends up bedridden for weeks after his escape. It also convinces him that Garrosh needs to go ''down''.

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* Happens to Chieftain Vol'jin in the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expac of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', at the hand of one of Warchief Garrosh's assassins. Luckily thanks to his troll regeneration he survives, survives but exhausts himself so much that he ends up bedridden for weeks after his escape. It also convinces him that Garrosh needs to go ''down''.



* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'': Several characters, such as Jade and Kollector, inflict this on their opponents in the new [[DesperationAttack Fatal Blow]] attacks.[[note]]"Fatal Blows" are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what they sound like]] - attacks that would undoubtably kill a normal human being. They're ''far'' more gruesome than the X-Ray attacks of the previous [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 two]] [[VideoGame/MortalKombat11 games]], and you can only use them when your health is at 30% or lower.[[/note]] Of course, this being [[WorldOfBadass Mortal Kombat,]] [[MadeOfIron they're back on their feet in no less than 2 seconds.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat11'': Several characters, such as Jade and Kollector, inflict this on their opponents in the new [[DesperationAttack Fatal Blow]] attacks.[[note]]"Fatal Blows" are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what they sound like]] - attacks that would undoubtably undoubtedly kill a normal human being. They're ''far'' more gruesome than the X-Ray attacks of the previous [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 two]] [[VideoGame/MortalKombat11 games]], and you can only use them when your health is at 30% or lower.[[/note]] Of course, this being [[WorldOfBadass Mortal Kombat,]] [[MadeOfIron they're back on their feet in no less than 2 seconds.]]



* Stunt of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' is fond of this method. Picture above killing Urban Eddie as part of his final HeelFaceTurn. This particular case is also HoistByHisOwnPetard, as Urban Eddie's the one who taught him to slash throats.

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* Stunt of ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' is fond of this method. Picture Pictured above killing Urban Eddie as part of his final HeelFaceTurn. This particular case is also HoistByHisOwnPetard, as Urban Eddie's the one who taught him to slash throats.



* The {{seppuku}} ritual for women didn't have the ladies slitting their bellies like the {{samurai}}, since it would be seen as an UndignifiedDeath in the face of defeat. Instead, the woman about to commit suicide would go through ''jigai'' to avoid being taken alive by tying her legs to not fall in a spread-eagle position and invoke this trope on herself, via slashing her own throat with a dagger. On several occasions, invaders would storm a castle only to find the lady of the house sitting quietly, having already ended her own life before they got there.

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* The {{seppuku}} ritual for women didn't have the ladies slitting their bellies like the {{samurai}}, {{samurai}} since it would be seen as an UndignifiedDeath in the face of defeat. Instead, the woman about to commit suicide would go through ''jigai'' to avoid being taken alive by tying her legs to not fall in a spread-eagle position and invoke this trope on herself, via slashing her own throat with a dagger. On several occasions, invaders would storm a castle only to find the lady of the house sitting quietly, having already ended her own life before they got there.

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* [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Dromaeosaurs]] have a sickle-like claw on their feet that allowed them to perform this on prey. One famous fossil has a ''Velociraptor'' with its claw embedded in the throat area of a ''Protoceratops''.

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* Both [[spoiler:Kale and Krunch]] have been on the receiving end of these in ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. [[spoiler:Kale survived. Krunch did not.]]

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* In the ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' episode "Bastogne," one of the Easy men has his throat graphically ''ripped out'' by an MG42 when their patrol stumbles across a German machine gun nest. It takes him several minutes to die, while wordlessly pleading for his buddies to save him. However they're pinned down by the machine gun and ultimately forced to withdraw, leaving his body behind.

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* In ''Film/TheGravedancers'', [[spoiler:Kira]] is murdered by the ghost slitting her throat, but she remains defiant to the end.


** Captain [[spoiler: Kyoraku]] uses his Bankai to slice [[spoiler: Lille Barro]] across the neck and ''[[YourHeadAsplode make his head explode]]'' shortly afterwards. [[spoiler: Not only does this ''[[ImplacableMan STILL not kill him,]]'' but his [[OneWingedAngel Vollständig]] reveals a ''second'' form, and he doesn't waste a second to blast Kyoraku straight through his chest cavity. He lives through it, but his lieutenant, Nanao, has to finish the job for him.]]

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** Captain [[spoiler: Kyoraku]] uses his Bankai to slice [[spoiler: Lille Barro]] across the neck and ''[[YourHeadAsplode make his head explode]]'' shortly afterwards. [[spoiler: Not only does this ''[[ImplacableMan STILL not kill him,]]'' but his [[OneWingedAngel Vollständig]] reveals a ''second'' ''third'' form, and he doesn't waste a second to blast any time blasting Kyoraku straight through his chest cavity. He lives through it, but his lieutenant, Nanao, has to finish the job for him.]]

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* In ''Film/DeadBirds'', Joseph kills one the sentries at the bank by slitting his throat: the first of a lot of deaths to follow.


* In ''Film/SawIII'', this is how [[spoiler: Jigsaw dies.]] It's done with a power saw.

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** [[spoiler:Xavier]] is killed by Daniel Matthews this way in ''Film/SawII'', by usage of [[Film/SawI a certain rusted hacksaw]].
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In ''Film/SawIII'', this is how [[spoiler: Jigsaw dies.]] It's done with a power saw.


* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', [[spoiler:Jack kills one of the Daughters of Aku by slicing her neck with her own sword, making her the first human he's ever killed. Jack's reaction is one of shock and horror.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', [[spoiler:Jack kills one of the Daughters of Aku by slicing her neck with her own sword, making her the first human he's ever killed.killed [[labelnote:note]]unless you count the season 4 episode "The Princess and the Bounty Hunters" in which the latter group are countered by Jack's attacks and lay unconscious on the ground[[/labelnote]]. Jack's reaction is one of shock and horror.]]


* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToVengence'', Mila tries to escape when the gang storms Daria's house, but is caught and has her throat slit.

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* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToVengence'', ''Film/TheCarRoadToRevenge'', Mila tries to escape when the gang storms Daria's house, but is caught and has her throat slit.


* The killer takes an agonizingly long time to cut Tony's throat with a cleaver in 'Film/{{Vlog}}''.

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* The killer takes an agonizingly long time to cut Tony's throat with a cleaver in 'Film/{{Vlog}}''.''Film/{{Vlog}}''.


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* In ''Film/TheCarRoadToVengence'', Mila tries to escape when the gang storms Daria's house, but is caught and has her throat slit.


* ''Film/AvengersEndgame:'' Ronin[[spoiler:/Hawkeye]] slices the throat of a Yakuza boss in a sword duel. As he quickly begs for his life, Ronin finishes him off.

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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame:'' Ronin[[spoiler:/Hawkeye]] slices the throat of a Yakuza boss in a sword duel. As he quickly begs starts to beg for his life, Ronin finishes him off.

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* ''Film/AvengersEndgame:'' Ronin[[spoiler:/Hawkeye]] slices the throat of a Yakuza boss in a sword duel. As he quickly begs for his life, Ronin finishes him off.

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