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Jun 19th 2017 at 12:39:03 PM •••

Do you think the page image should be a picture of SCP-173 from the SCP Foundation? That is what it is known for!

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May 10th 2012 at 3:47:27 AM •••

HELP!! Looking for 'Neck Snap' trope footages! Anyone remember which tv or movie, and when? ANY Neck Snap is appreciated. Thanks!

Apr 21st 2012 at 9:52:33 PM •••

zapped this:

  • Incredibly, as of at least late November 2011 a certain popular video posting site visited by millions featured a so-called "self defence instruction video" in which a female instructor actually demonstrates how to perform a neck snap on an attacker. In the video she acknowledges the action as often being fatal (somewhat at odds with the statement at the top of this trope page). This disturbing video has been available for quite a while (and no we're not posting the link) without being taken down, yet videos with a bit of harmless T&A often get canned instantly. Go figure.

for being judgmental and thus out of tone. My own opinion is that it's no more or less dangerous than a gun-safety video, or other videos demonstrating hand to hand techniques that are intended to be lethal, and thus not offensive. There being the presence of an opposite opinion, I decided to rewrite the example to reflect that. Opinions are just that; having seen the offending video(s) I tried to pare things down to observations.


  • There are youtube videos demonstrating the proper technique, many of them overemphasizing the danger of the neck snap, since it's already both extremely dangerous and relatively simple to perform. The videos often come under fire for potentially inciting violent behavior that could either be justified by or hidden under the label of "self-defence". The matter is hotly debated.

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Aug 11th 2013 at 1:36:23 PM •••

I'm OK with the wording as long as no links are provided.

Jul 31st 2011 at 8:42:54 AM •••

Under a Real Life category, should we mention the fact that there is currently (July 2011) an actual how-to video on You Tube about doing this? It's part of a women's self-defense series of instruction videos, and how they got away with uploading one like this boggles the mind.

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Apr 21st 2012 at 9:36:53 PM •••

It's...not useful self defense, but it's not exactly harmful to minors either. There are videos demonstrating gun safety online as well.

Aug 11th 2013 at 1:35:57 PM •••

You can't possibly equate gun safety with videos on how to kill people in hand-to-hand combat. You can't even equate gun safety videos with videos on how to kill people with guns!

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