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Guillotines are giant metal blades in Quake that come out of the ceiling to injure the player. The Guillotine is exclusive to E4M4: the Palace of Hate.

The Guillotine is very similar to Falling Spikes, but are faster. The Guillotine drops when the player gets close.

It is possible to use this Hazard to kill enemies also, but it is a dangerous risk to try to lure them under the blade. The blade is so narrow that it is unlikely to kill an enemy without the player being in harmed in the process.