We've seen it done a million times, in the films, in the novels, the comics, and in fanfic. Somebody gets into a fight they can't handle, and WHAMMO! They're missing a limb. Classic limb removal can work really well if an author uses it carefully, but what about fresh and new ways to remove characters' limbs? In a world with crushing blast doors, reactor cores sitting pretty much out in the open, and who knows how many poisonous insects and parasites, there have to be a lot of new directions we could take limb removal in. So how have you removed characters' limbs in stories? What's the most effective way you've seen an arm, leg, or other appendage cut off in a fic? Do you have any plans to remove characters' limbs in unusual ways in the future? If so, what are they? How do you plan on using this limb removal to maximum effect?