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Amputations in anime and manga.


  • In A.I.C.O. Incarnation, Kazuki lost his right arm in a Matter attack and had it replaced by a prosthetic. Over the course of the series, he loses his prosthetic arm in another Matter attack, gets a replacement, and then sacrifices the replacement in order to carry out an attack in the final battle, and receives another replacement at the end.
  • Ai no Kusabi: Guy loses his left arm when attacked by an enraged Iason. Then Iason loses his legs near the end in a fatal situation prompting the tragic ending.
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  • In Alice In Borderland, one of the players in Borderland, Akane Heiya, lost her left leg after struggling to escape from the baseball arena. It was destroyed by the initial burst of hot water, which resulted in it being amputated. This is a reflection of what she was experiencing in the real world, as after Japan got struck with a meteor, her left leg was amputated with a Flex-Foot Cheeta.
  • In The AnimatrixThe Second Renaissance Part II, during a battle sequence, a gigantic battle robot rips open a mecha to get at the human inside. Metal tentacles snake in and coil around his limbs, and then rip him away from them as he screams.
  • In Ao no Fuuin, Takao cuts off his own left leg when it gets crushed under a boulder.
  • A frequent occurrence in Attack on Titan, with both humans and Titans losing limbs all over the place. The Titans simply regrow them, while their human victims are less fortunate. On the other hand, the Titan Shifters are shown to be able to regenerate in human form.
    • Eren suffers a Type 2 during the Battle of Trost, losing first a leg and then an arm in the process. They've grown back by the time he emerges from his Titan form.
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    • Ymir ends up suffering a Type 2, and nearly dies as a result. Due to her massive injuries, she's still regrowing them 5 - 6 hours later.
    • Erwin also ends up suffering a Type 2 when a Titan drags him off his horse by one arm, causing him to lose it as a result.
    • Reiner suffers a Type 3, when Mikasa cuts off one arm and bisects the remaining one nearly to the elbow. Unlike Ymir, he's fully healed 5 hours later.
    • Much later on, Eren invokes Type 3 in order to sneak into the enemy territory of Liberio without being detected, while also pretending to be a Shell-Shocked Veteran. He uses this to manipulate Reiner's subordinate Falco into helping him send letters and communicate with outside parties (who these letters have been sent to has not yet been revealed) from within a psychiatric hospital. Eren then uses Falco to meet with Reiner for the first time in several years. After negotiations of peace talks between them fail, he regenerates his limbs and turns into his Titan form.
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  • In Baccano!, Ladd Russo finds his left forearm stripped to the bone after a nasty run-in with the Rail Tracer.
  • Guts of Berserk loses part of his left arm to the demons during the Eclipse when a demon with a set of impressive choppers clamps down on it, and he has to chisel it off with what's left of his weapon to free himself so he can save Casca from being raped by Griffith as Femto. He fails in this endeavor due to being dogpiled by monsters and getting his eye clawed out soon after freeing himself, though that doesn't make the moment any less badass.
  • Happens more than once in Black Jack. For example, in an early story from the 2004 anime, a promising sushi chef named Taku loses both of his hands in a Type 2, when he's run over by a truck driver named Akira; for massive irony, Akira then crashes his truck and almost loses his hands too, so Black Jack implants Taku's hands in the place of his own. Akira becomes The Atoner as he begins working for Taku to try paying off the damage done to him. By the end, Akira dies and, before kicking it, he asks Black Jack to re-implant the hands back in Taku's stumps so his friend will be able to keep cooking and fulfill his dreams. And yup, Black Jack manages to do it: Taku's hands somehow work perfectly after this, and he's last seen cooking for his mother and Akira's widow, mentally thanking Akira for this second chance.
  • The end of the Roberta's Blood Trail OVA for the Black Lagoon anime leads to Roberta's 'reckoning' for her actions during the arc; she gets into a fight with an American special forces unit and loses her left arm from the shoulder down, her right leg from the knee down, her right eye and two fingers on her right arm and is left wheelchair-bound. This was a notable departure from the original manga, which was much kinder to the character in question.
  • Near the end of the Black★Rock Shooter anime, Insane Black Rock Shooter casually tears her own arm off after it's implied to have been rendered useless by a slash wound to the upper arm. Since this bleeds a lot more than the original wound, it seems to be more for the squick factor rather than something actually practical.
  • Blame!: Killy gets his arm ripped off whenever he fires his GBE at too high a setting. His Healing Factor allows him to reattach it every time, though.
  • Bleach: Happens so often that it's nearly a Running Gag.
    • Yamamoto sacrifices his arm in battle to blow up Aizen. After Aizen is eventually defeated, Yamamoto never seeks help in having the arm replaced or restored, both of which are possible. When he and Yhwach meet in battle for the first time in a thousand years, Yhwach tells him that he's become weak and is no longer the formidable opponent Yhwach remembers. To Yhwach, Yamamoto's missing arm represents the loss of Yamamoto's ruthless, thuggish nature which is what made him so dangerous in the past. Yamamoto's refusal to ask Orhime to restore his lost arm is what Yhwach cites as the reason why he so easily defeats Yamamoto and steals his Bankai. The defeat of Yamamoto sets off a chain of events that changes the entire direction of the Gotei 13, and opens the Royal Realm to being conquered.
    • Soi Fon has her arm removed to stop a decaying virus from taking over her whole body.
    • Hachi removes his own arm, infected with the same decay, to kill Barragan.
    • Harribel's three Fraccion remove their own arms to summon Ayon.
    • Yoruichi tears her arm off to stop Pernidas from taking control of the rest of her body.
    • And dozens more characters all get their arms cut off at various points. Sometimes multiple times due to Healing Factor, including Nnoitora, Yammy, Gerard, Ulquiorra, Grimmjow, Komamura and more.
  • There's a type 1 at the climax of Canaan when Big Bad Alphard shoots her own arm off at the elbow rather than surrender to the titular heroine.
  • In Candy Candy, Susanna Marlowe goes through a type 2 after she loses her leg when she performs a Diving Save by saving Terry from a falling stage lamp. The accident ruined her acting career and totally broke her mind.
  • A Certain Magical Index.
    • Touma Kamijou has his Imagine Breaker right arm sliced off by Aureolus Izzard in an attempt to depower him. However, there is a dragon that lives inside his body that is normally sealed by Imagine Breaker, and it emerges from the stump to scare Aureolus half to death. After the battle, his arm is re-attached.
    • Shizuri Mugino's left arm gets disintegrated when it gets caught in her own energy blast. This is part of the reason why she sought revenge against Shiage Hamazura for causing that and she creates an artificial arm out of her Meltdowner energy to use as a weapon. She eventually gets a cybernetic arm.
    • In Touma's later battle against Fiamma of the Right, Imagine Breaker got cut off again, then Fiamma assimilated the arm in an attempt to gain the power of Imagine Breaker. The dragon emerges from the stump, but Touma recalled it and his arm grew back, which also made the power Fiamma stole from him return.
    • Fiamma of the Right gets his right arm blown off by Aleister Crowley. It doesn't grow back and the loss partially destabilizes Fiamma's powers.
    • Touma loses Imagine Breaker again in Baggage City, at Othinus's hands. However, Othinus easily defeats the dragon that emerges and would have killed Touma if Ollerus and Fiamma hadn't rescued him. After the battle, his arm grows back.
    • Kakeru Kamisato uses his World Rejecter ability to rip off Touma's right arm off and send it to another dimension. The dragon emerges and drives him off, then Touma's arm grows back.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun: Touma has his Imagine Breaker arm disintegrated by Mikoto's out of control powers. The dragon emerges and seals Mikoto's powers before returning to Touma's body and his arm growing back.
  • Thanks to the warriors' regenerative abilities, this happens on a routine basis in Claymore:
    • Irene loses an arm to Priscilla, turning her into a Handicapped Badass when she survives the battle.
    • Clare loses an arm to Ophelia, but Irene then cuts off her own remaining arm and gives it to Clare as a replacement.
    • Deneve's most impressive limb-loss to date was when she ripped off her own zombie-infected arm and chucked it at the enemy.
    • Priscilla cut off her own arm after shoving it through Raki's shoulder, and it has now become a MacGuffin after falling into the hands of the Organization.
  • In Cyborg 009, Francoise/Cyborg 003 goes through a Type 1 after losing her right arm (along with her eyes ) during the "Conclusion: God's War" arc of the manga. Later she gets a robotic limb, one with a bullet-firing hand similar to Albert's.
    • Jet/Cyborg 002's legs tend to blow up on him quite often, and he got his arm torn off in the '79 series. And in "Conclusion: God's War", he loses both his legs (along with a good deal of his lower half) not once, but TWICE within the arc. The novel version amps things up by also having him lose both of his arms by the end.
  • One of the Final Killing Game participants in DanganRonpa 3 cuts off their own arm in order to circumvent the negative effects of the bracelets that enforce the games' rules. It's Juzo Sakakura, and he uses his new-found 'freedom' to save Makotos' life and end the game for everyone.
    • There's also an example in Side:Hope: Nagito Komaeda comes back, and he has replaced his left arm (the one he had already replaced with Juno Enoshimas left arm) with a mechanical one, thus showing that he, and by extension the rest of Class 77-B had been cured of Junkos' brainwashing.
  • In Delicious in Dungeon Laios loses his left leg just below the knee to deal a fatal blow to the Red Dragon. Fortunately, Marcille reattaches it.
  • In one of the Detective Conan non serial movies, Conan and Co. find a human arm on a table during a cruise, which kicks off the plot. The arm belongs to Lieutenant Yousuke Sasaura, a missing member of the JSDF (Japanese Self-Defense Forces), whose one-armed and drowned corpse is found later.
  • Type 1 (subverted) and 3 in the D.Gray-Man anime, when Kanda deliberately receives a blow that nearly severs his arm at the shoulder in order to defeat the Millenium Swordsman by hacking off his sword arm ("He wouldn't give up his sword.").
  • Dragon Ball Z:
    • In Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Future Gohan loses his left arm fighting the Androids.
    • Tenshinhan loses his left arm below the shoulder courtesy of Nappa. He gets it back when he dies and goes to Other World, and keeps it after being wished back to life.
    • Piccolo loses his arm three times in the series. Fortunately, he's a Namekian and can regrow it, which he first reveals during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament - when Goku has badly injured the arm, Piccolo rips it off and regrows it in front of a stunned audience. He shows off the ability again when he regrows his arm after losing it in the fight with Raditz, and again when Cell drains and desiccates one arm with his tail; Piccolo just breaks it off and grows it back. His fellow Namekian Nail also loses an arm while fighting Frieza and regrows it.
    • Cell's arm is disintegrated by Vegeta's Final Flash. Thanks to his Namekian genes, he can regrow it with little effort.
    • Though an unusual limb, Goku, Gohan and Vegeta losing their tails counts, as without them they can't transform into Oozaru at the full moon.
    • During the Android Saga, Android 19 loses the lowermost portions of his arms to Vegeta; later, Android 20 has half of one arm broken off by Piccolo.
  • In Elfen Lied, this happens a LOT. Massive pain is the only thing that disrupts the concentration of Diclonii strongly enough to keep them from using their telekinetic powers and ripping off limbs is the only way to subdue them without immediately killing them. In the case of Lucy, she also enjoys the torture. Heads and internal organs also occasionally go flying.
    • There is the famous scene where Nana lose all of her four limbs to Lucy.
    • Mariko's right arm is blown up by mother-figure Saito, who she just ripped in half.
    • Bando's right arm is ripped off by Lucy. But that's not as bad as his eyes.
    • Due to self-defense, the DNA personality of Lucy has ripped an arm of Kurama off.
    • Lucy's arm melts down first before the rest of her body does.
  • Embalming: Since the story is about making Frankenstein monsters, lost limbs are a recurring hazard.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • The series has had two types among multiple characters, the better to show off the universe's automail Artificial Limbs. Edward Elric, the main character had his leg taken away from him by Truth as a "equivalent exchange" and then deliberately sacrificed his right arm to bring back his brother's soul (who lost his body for the same reason) so he got a type 1 and 3. Also one character hacks off her own (already all but severed) arm and attaches it to a stray dog to throw off Bradley's scent. Those are the two biggest characters we see it happen to, but several more have it as part of their back story.
    • Wrath gets both of his arms blown off by Scar. He still manages to get in the last blow of the battle despite this.
    • In the 2003 anime, Scar lost both his arms after Kimblee causes an giant explosion.
    • Paninya lost her legs in a train crash, making her a type 2. Her main motivation is to pay back the automail mechanic who built them for her.
    • The Rockbells' dog, Den, lost a leg for unknown reasons, presumably type 2.
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden:
    • Prince Temudan is an Ill Boy whose illness causes him to lose his limbs, which are replaced with prosthetics.
    • Much later in the story, Temudan himself orders for his treacherous brother Tegiru's Cruel and Unusual Death, which consists of Tegiru having one arm, one leg and one eye cut off before being beheaded.
  • In Future GPX Cyber Formula, Edelhi Bootsvorz loses his left arm (and his left eye) in a accident during a test drive while competing with Osamu. After the accident, he gets Artificial Limbs of his arm and a mechanical eye and more natural-looking ones later in the series.
    • Also happens to John Cleeve, a former racer. Maria told Hayato that he lost his leg in a accident while returning home from a test drive, and the accident ended his racing career.
  • Being a fighting series set in Edo period Japan, Gamaran is full of people who gets mutilated in battle losing to a more skilled opponent. Usually, they're unlikely to survive to their wounds, either bleeding out or because they're finished off a moment later.
  • Akira got his left arm bitten off when putting the near-unkillable enemy leader into the gigantic baby's mouth in Green Worldz, knowing full well of the risk. This did not happen to him in the original timeline.
  • In Guilty Crown, Shu lost his right arm and by extension his Power of Kings to Gai after he led the breakout from Ward 34.
  • Gundam:
    • In Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, we meet Kelly Layzner, a One Year War pilot who lost an arm during the war. He proves to be a Handicapped Badass after modifying the Val Waro Mobile Armor to be used one-armed, then goes on to nearly be Kou Uraki and the newly modified Gundam GP-01 Full Burnian.
    • In Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Shiro Amada rips off the useless left arm of his Gundam Ez-8 to beat Norris Packard's Gouf Custom. Later, he loses part of his right leg after getting caught in the destruction of the Ez-8 and the Apsaulus III.
    • In Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Sai Saici rips off the arm of the Dragon Gundam as part of a Batman Gambit against the Neptune Gundam. Since he's connected to the Gundam via the Mobile Trace System, he's in considerable pain.
    • In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Andrew Waltfeld ends up losing an arm, a leg and an eye after getting caught in the destruction of his LaGOWE Mobile Suit that also claimed the life of his lover Aisha. Notably, he doesn't actually hold a grudge towards Kira Yamato for either of those, since he rationalized it as they were soldiers doing their duty and becomes a stalwart ally once he joins Lacus Clyne. He gets prosthetics in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.
  • Gunslinger Girl:
    • Several of the girls suffered Type 3s before being cyborgized as Type 1s, and occasionally get Type 2s in the course of their missions.
    • Happens literally when the Turin nuclear plant is seized by terrorists. When Triela slips out of a duct, she gets an arm and a leg blown off by Barrett .50 anti-tank rifles.
  • In the Hellsing TV anime by Gonzo, Anderson got both of his arms blown off by Alucard. In the manga, only one of his arm was blown off.
    • And in the manga and OVA, Zorin Blitz chops Seras' left arm off (Type 3). While most of Seras' injuries heal, she can't regenerate her arm, although it's replaced by something even better — a mass of blood-shadow that she can use as a weapon. — It is not like she couldn't, more like she doesn't. In the Epilogue, she's shown with both arms normal (while still using her powers through said arm).
  • All over Hunter × Hunter, often to show the large difference in power two characters fighting have.
    • Hisoka allows one of his opponents two rip off both his arms so it would be easier for Hisoka to beat him. He later has them reattached by Machi from the Genei Ryodan.
    • Kite loses an arm when Neferpitou attacks him after jumping at him from miles away.
    • The Chimera ant King attempts to use a life or death game to unnerve his opponent and has it back fire and make him feel like he was the one lacking life and death resolve. To apologize for trying to use this tactic, he rips off his own arm to the horror of everyone.
    • Meruem easily cuts off one of Netero's legs and arm, showing just how outmatched Netero was.
    • Main character Gon loses an arm when Neferpitou's Nen-animated corpse lunges at his back while he's distracted. Without missing a beat, Gon pinned the corpse down using his own torn off arm.
  • InuYasha: When Inu-Yasha fought his Aloof Big Brother for possession of their father's most powerful sword, he proved he had the better claim by cutting Sesshoumaru's arm off with it. Sesshoumaru's arm then becomes the Chekhov's Gun for some Character Development that doesn't come to fruition until 50+ volumes later.
  • Happens multiple times in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
  • Squalo from Katekyō Hitman Reborn! cuts off his left hand to better understand the techniques of the previous sword emperor.
  • In Kill la Kill, Nui Harime suffers the loss of both arms thanks to Ryuko. Par for the course, /a/ was quick to give the perfect response.
  • During the Choujin Olympics in Kinnikuman, Kinkotsuman tries to shoot the title character. He's distracted by Terryman, and his gun goes off, hitting Terryman in the leg. In an aversion of Only a Flesh Wound, Terryman later has to have the leg removed. (Bowdlerized in the anime, where Terryman still gets shot but doesn't lose his leg.)
  • In Kyo Kara Maoh!, Conrad loses an arm protecting Yuuri, and it's all their allies find of either of them when they arrive on the scene. At turns out, the arm is the key to unlocking one of four parts of Sealed Evil in a Can.
  • Living Dead! plays this to comedic effect as Monako can easily take herself apart. She even plays Twister with this ability.
  • In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers, Ginga Nakajima loses her left hand during her battle against the Numbers Cyborgs. Jail Scaglietti replaced it with an arm that could extend and spin as a drill after he captures her.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!.
    • Negi gets an arm cut off while fighting Kagetarou and gets it re-attached later.
    • Later on, a flashback reveals that Jack Rakan, got both his arms cut off when Ala Rubra fought the Lifemaker. Even later, both his legs and arms are erased from existence by Fate's Reality Warper powers. He uses his artifact to summon Armor legs and arms and keeps fighting until he's wholly erased. When Rakan is Back from the Dead, his limbs are back with him as well.
  • The work of Shirow Masamune has several examples, usually to show just how badass his cyborg heroines are.
    • Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell is the Queen of this trope:
      • Type 1: In the first movie Motoko rips her own arms off trying to pry open a tank.
      • In Man Machine Complex a different Motoko (Motoko Aramaki, Motoko Kusanagi's "daughter" made from cloned tissue, cybernetics and borrowed memories) ejects an arm after it becomes infected by a computer virus.
      • Type 2: Motoko gets an an arm blown off during a kidnapping attempt in the original manga. Being a full-body replacement cyborg it doesn't slow her down much, nor is it permanent. She gets half of her head blown off in Ghost in the Shell 1.5 to much the same effect.
      • In the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex she loses her left arm fighting an Axe-Crazy mook in an armored suit, making her so angry she hammers it repeatedly with point blank shots from an antitank rifle (cocking and firing it one handed) until the operator begs for mercy. After all the times she's lost a limb, she gets to rage a bit.
      • Later in Stand Alone Complex Togusa pulls an arm off a Villain of the Week with a judo throw. It turns out to be a ploy because the arm is rigged with a bomb to cover her escape.
    • A type 2 in Dominion Tank Police; gynoid Anna Puma gets her arm burned off at the shoulder by the tank police and then objects to Leona characterizing her as a "mechanical love doll" based on the mechanical wreckage that's left.
  • Naruto has a few examples:
    • Besides numerous self-inflicted ones Zaku got his right hand blown off and both arms severely damaged by using the air cannon in his arm while it was jammed with bugs (only in the manga; it was less severe in the anime), Deidara had one arm ripped off by Gaara's sand then the other Portal Cut off by Kamui (both were later replaced/repaired by Kakuzu), Jiraiya got his arm punched off by Asura Pain, and Tobi has lost at least three right arms which he always replaces though he did legitimately lose the real one when it got crushed in a cave-in back in the past, which was when it was replaced and made him fine about sacrificing it again and again.
    • The Fourth Raikage is a clear Type 3; he sacrifices his arm and is about to sacrifice his leg to finish off Sasuke.
    • Naruto and Sasuke are a Type 2; they both lose an arm in the series' Final Battle.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion:
    • One of the Angels almost kills Shinji after severing an arm of Eva-01. Since the Evas are controlled through neural interfaces, he feels all the pain as it was his own arm. Then the soul of the robot awakens and takes control and Eva-01 rips an arm off the Angel and uses it to replace its own.
    • Asuka's arm got sliced in half when she was being slaughtered by the MP-Evas.
    • Touji lost an arm and a leg after the fight against Bardiel.
    • Rei rips Gendou's arm off when he tries to get her to cause Instrumentality.
  • One Piece has this by the buckets.
    • The most prominent example is Shanks losing his arm after saving a drowning Luffy from a sea creature.
    • There's also Zeff, although there are two different versions of this. In the anime, he rescues the young Sanji from drowning by cutting off his own foot, which had become entangled in pieces of the wrecked ships. In the manga, with the two now being ship-wrecked on a small island, he supposedly splits their remaining rations in half. However, it is later revealed he gave everything to Sanji, and instead ate his own leg to survive.
    • Doflamingo seems fond of doing this, having sliced the giant Little Oars Jr.'s leg clean off during the Battle of Marineford. He's also attempted to decapitate at least 3 people.
    • "Diamond" Jozu, 3rd division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, loses an arm to Aokiji's freezing powers during the Battle of Marineford; the rapid freezing leaves even his diamond form vulnerable to shattering.
    • Aokiji himself lost a leg in battle with Akainu during their Duel to the Death for the Fleet Admiral position during the timeskip; he's created a prosthetic made of ice.
    • Trafalgar Law has his arm cleanly sliced off by Arc Villain Doflamingo during the final battle of the Dressrosa Arc. He later reattaches it with Leo's help.
    • Kyros, the legendary gladiator of the Dressrosa coliseum, lopped off his own leg when caught in leg braces and leaped at Doflamingo in an attempt to kill him during the latter's initial takeover of Dressrosa. Unfortunately, he was stopped before he could reach him.
    • Used at least twice for comedic value courtesy of Zoro, who suggests cutting off the offending limb whenever he gets caught in handcuffs or ankle braces, to the horror of his crewmates.
    • Charlotte Perospero is grievously injured and missing his right arm, courtesy of Pedro's suicide bomb attack. He can use his Devil Fruit powers to grow a new arm made of candy, but it's quite susceptible to heat.
  • Pandora Hearts: A Type 1 example with Jack having his body split into five parts (arms, legs, and head) in order to seal away Glen Baskerville's soul. Retrace LXV reveals that it was Oswald/Glen's body that was dismembered and that it may have been a Type 3 example after all...
    • Retrace LXXVIII has a Type 1 example: Gil severs his left arm in order to free himself from Oswald/Glen's control and save Oz from execution.
    • Xerxes Break cuts off Leo's left hand while fighting
    • Will of the Abyss pulls out Kevin's left eye to give it to Cheshire.
  • Type 3 in Princess Tutu: The Book Men chop the hands off anyone they find Rewriting Reality. After Drosselmeyer just kept on going without his hands, one wonders why they didn't switch to heads...
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin once chopped the arm off of a random Mook he was fighting, and since he's already taking his vow of non-killing by them, let the man live. Said man considered being spared Cruel Mercy and came back to make Kenshin's life miserable by attaching a gattling gun (which could also launch explosive rounds) to the stump of said arm.
  • In Sailor Moon S: The Movie, Sailor Venus lops both arms off of a Mook by using her Love-Me Chain attack.
  • Saint Seiya has two Type 3 incidents:
  • A type 2 occurs in Senki Zesshou Symphogear G when Ver's Nephilim bit off Hibiki's left arm when she attempted to punch it.
  • Tenjho Tenge: A type 2 rakes place when Mama Bear Makiko Nagi sacrifices her right arm to save her son Souichiro, leaving her armless since her ex-husband Soukaku had already cut off her left arm (and removed her left eye) in the backstory.
  • In Texhnolyze, Ichise gets poked in the eye in the first episode by a women who hired him for sexual services, causing him to defend himself using his fists. Unfortunately for him, that woman belongs to a major criminal organisation, which retaliates by cutting off his right arm and his left leg. He later gets some Artificial Limbs.
  • In Toriko the titular character loses his arm in the fight with Tommyrod. It took him over half a year (in-story) to regrow it, via some potentially lethal and very agonizing treatment.
    • Taken even further in his fight with Starjun, in which he actually lost a leg and an arm (among numerous other injuries). Luckily for him, this time he was patched up much quicker.
    • He lost arm yet again, when Monkey King Bambina tried to dance with him and accidentally tore his arm off.
  • Kurogane from Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- pulls a Type 1 to save Fai's life.
  • Until Death Do Us Part: Mamoru's preferred method of disabling bad guys. Notable victims include Edge Turus, twice, and a bear.
  • In Negima's sequel series UQ Holder!, Touta gets his arm lopped off by a bounty hunter in the first chapter. Fortunately, an Emergency Transformation allows him to regenerate it. Then he gets it bitten off again by a giant carnivorous creature... and can't regenerate it because it technically still exists, just being very slowly digested. He has to hunt down and kill the monster to get it back.
  • Vision of Escaflowne: Lord Folken's arm was bitten off by a dragon as he failed the initiation ritual to become King.
  • In the X1999 movie, Yuuto Kigai goes through a Type 3 when Fuuma blows his right arm off with his powers.
  • Yuki Yuna is a Hero:
    • Sonoko lost both the use of her legs and one of her arms. When she appears, she's bedbound and covered in bandages. She gets better in the finale.
    • Karin loses the use of an arm, the use of a leg, her hearing, and her vision after going Mankai several times in a row. She recovers when Mankai related injuries are fixed in the finale.
  • YuYu Hakusho: Hiei chops off Makintaro's arm in the Dark Tournament Arc. It happens so quick that Makintaro doesn't even know it happened until Hiei showed it to him.
    Hiei: Your nervous system... it leaves much to be desired.
  • In Kemono Jihen, Kabane has been on both sides of this trope. his Super Strength lets him easily rip his foes limb from limb, sometimes doing so as part of a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique. His Healing Factor also makes him the target of dismemberment. On one occasion, he rips off his own arm to use as fuel for a furnace in order to escape a trap.

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