Jean-Claude Van Damme records 393 on-screen kills in career compilation

From tornado kicks to explosions.

Feb 29, 2020, 6:09 pm*

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Sherry Tucci

The latest installation of the kill-count series compiles all of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s on-screen bodies in a fierce video mashup—complete with epic soundtrack.

Here YouTube user Benjamin Combes followed the footsteps of YouTube channel Auralnauts, which created the kill-count videos for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. In these 30-minute videos, each actors’ on-screen kills have been edited together in a murderous extravaganza, tallying each kill in the bottom-right corner of the frame.

For the final counts, Stallone clocked in with the most kills at 539. Schwarzenegger followed closely behind with 509 kills on-screen. While Van Damme lagged behind with 393 kills, they were no less badass.

Although a set of rules defined what constituted as a kill, it left the playing field wide open. Just like his predecessors, Van Damme had a wide array of kill shots, including some solid tornado kicks, sharp knife slashes, and the precise gunshots of a marksman. The video incorporates footage from all of Van Damme’s live-action thrashings from Bloodsport to Street Fighter and most recently, Pound of Flesh.

Of all the kills, the video editor replays his favorite as an encore after the final count—the head-butt, explosion power pair from the 1993 film, Hard Target. What’s yours?

Screengrab via Benjamin Combes/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 8, 2015, 8:05 pm