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Space and time can be described as fabric, so what better way to manipulate it than by cutting it? Usually a bladed weapon or claws are used for such a purpose, sometimes noted to be an Absurdly Sharp Blade, but this could be done with any natural or artificial cutting implement.

The common purpose for cutting the spacetime fabric is to create portals that can move you (and/or others) from point A to B. However, this can be used offensively, such as cutting a target from far away or cause a version of Tele-Frag onto the target.

The Full-Contact Magic version of Thinking Up Portals. A subtrope of Interdimensional Travel Device. Compare with Teleport Gun. Not to be confused with Portal Cut.



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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • In Legion of Super-Heroes, the Persuader's Atomic Axe is so sharp it can cut through anything, including gravity and time.
  • In The Mighty Thor, Lady Sif carries a sword and Skurge the Executioner carries an axe that can both create portals by cutting the air.

    Films — Animation 
  • The Spike from Cool World punctures a hole in reality that allows Doctor Whiskers from the cartoon world to enter the real world of The '40s, and to abduct war veteran Frank Harris into the cartoon realm. Later, The Vamp Holli Would succeeds in crossing over, becoming fully human, but needs the Spike to sustain herself in that form.

    Films — Live Action 
  • The hellboys from Dogma use their hockey sticks to that effect.


    Live-Action TV 
  • In Once Upon a Time, with a sword infused with the magic of the savior and the blue fairy, Gideon is able to cut open a portal to the world that the black fairy is imprisoned in.
  • In Kamen Rider OOO, the Medajalibur sword's finishing move results in the entire space behind the enemy being briefly split apart; the rest of the landscape repairs itself while the enemy explodes.
  • Lucifer (2016): One of the functions of Lucifer's flaming sword, which he lost when he rebelled. He, Amenadiel, and the Goddess spend the second half of Season 2 looking for it so they can return to the Silver City and take their revenge on God, but when he actually gets hold of it Lucifer decides that's not such a good idea and instead opens a portal to the void between worlds so his mother can create her own universe there.

    Video Games 
  • In AdventureQuest, the Huntress's gauntlet, "The Gauntlet of the Ga'Lin" is capable of tearing holes through dimensions which she is able to traverse through.
  • AdventureQuest Worlds:
    • The "Yokai" questchain has Kitsune using the Hanzamune Dragon Koi Blade to cause a rip through dimensions to release O-dokuro from the Yokai Realm. Later the player steals it to seal the monster back in and tries to fight Kitsune with it, which inadvertently seals Kitsune in said other dimension.
    • Xeven's Weapon of Choice are the Tachyon Blades, which can slice through space and time itself.
  • In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Black's scythe tears a rift in time, allowing the villains from other timelines to pour through the hole.
  • DmC: Devil May Cry: Vergil's katana Yamato can create portals by slashing the air. In both that game and the original Devil May Cry, Vergil can use the Yamato to perform dimensional cuts to attack enemies from a distance, which manifest in form of vortexes that cut multiple times.
  • BlazBlue: Jubei's swords are actually powerful magitek items that can cut through anything. This includes creating dimensional portals.
  • In Kirby: Planet Robobot’s extra mode, Galacta Knight is capable of doing this.
  • Pokémon: Palkia's claws are described by the Pokedex to be sharp enough to cut through the fabric of reality.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY: This manifests as Raven's semblance. She can create a portal to one of a small number of people she has bonded with, but must physically slice where she wants the portal to appear. Currently, she had bonds with Yang, Tai, and Qrow, with another to someone on her tribe, presumably Vernal.

    Web Original 
  • SCP-2207 is a disposable plastic knife that cuts portals in space to random universes. Problem is that this breaks the universe on the other end in a way that makes it uninhabitable or even erases it altogether as is the case in the last test log. The powers that be in the multiverse send the Foundation a signed order to stop using it.

    Western Animation 


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