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Jun 19th 2017 at 8:24:12 AM •••

Is the chest-strike really only valid as "touch of death" when timed to hit at the right point in the heartbeat? I recall seeing a documentary on kung-fu (I know, dumb source material) when I was younger that talked about a supposedly real incident in which a strong, skilled young man forced an old master into a death-match. The old man, seeing that he was no match in a prolonged battle, appeared to "tap" the other guy on the chest, quickly killing him. The death wasn't simply caused by fibrillation however: the "tap" was a fast, focused blow with a ton of force behind it, and it caused a lot of damage to the internal organs. This's really rather believable considering how impacts and shocks can similarly cause horrible, potentially irreparable damage.

Sep 11th 2012 at 1:45:12 PM •••

Going to reword the description to be more available to supernatural/literal touch of Death. Like Death himself(trope namer?).

..actually. I'm starting to think they are different tropes all together. The description seems to purposely limit to to pressure point killing when tiny pokes kill, maybe with a dramatic delay, consciously, as an attack. Why are so many examples deaths touch? I think a rename and splitting might be in order. Could someone who knows how do that?

Edited by IronAnimation
Oct 6th 2011 at 4:03:23 PM •••

[Live-Action TV] (Also, demonstrated by the Fourth Horsemen, Death himself during his spectacular introduction.)

I just got a little picky when I didn't see Death from Supernatural being mentioned on this page despite how popular the series is. So I added it.

Jan 27th 2011 at 5:21:36 PM •••

[Anime] That crazy over-the-top Martial artist Murderer (throwing a tree 100s of km far to ride on it) in the original Dragon Ball Saga kills several victims with attacks that would qualify. tongue through the temple among other things.

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