Comment: In the real world, you don't really think they are gone.

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In the real world, you don't really think they are gone.

Ask people who've been in combat and lost them and the people who've helped them. I've heard too many stories of this type of incident to accept that any such victim instantly recognizes they've lost limbs.

So if they looked like they just, ON THE SCENE, recognized they had lost limbs, then they were ACTING.