"Player" was squished

—Death message

Guillotines are giant metal blades in Quake that come out of the ceiling to injure the player. The Guillotine is exclusive to E4M4. They are very similar to Falling Spikes, but are faster. These can 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. The Guillotine drops when the player gets close.