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16th Apr '16 12:12:06 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising'', the heroine breaks down into hysterical laughter after her RageAgainstTheHeavens moment provokes an actual answer from her god, and her aunt brings her out of it with a slap.
10th Dec '15 1:34:09 PM ecuvulle6267
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* Peeta Mellark from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
29th Jun '15 2:41:58 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', Priad has to smack his battle-brother Natus across the head to get his attention off the blasphemous text the heretics defaced the statue of the Emperor with.
6th Apr '15 10:20:43 AM nombretomado
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* Happens at least once in ''[[DragonridersofPern Dragonquest]]'', when F'lar thinks he's about to die.

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* Happens at least once in ''[[DragonridersofPern ''[[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Dragonquest]]'', when F'lar thinks he's about to die.
11th Nov '13 8:53:15 PM apathetice
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* In ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', Bast panics when he realizes Kvothe spoke to [[spoiler: the Cthaeh]]. The Chronicler snaps him out of it with a slap, which is the opposite of their usual interactions.
12th Jul '13 9:46:07 PM nombretomado
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* HarryPotter

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** In the last book, Remus Lupin offered his service toward Harry Potter while at the same time, [[ParentalAbandonment leaving his wife and unborn son,]] believing that they will be better off without him. In response, Harry (who is an orphan, and had gone through miserable treatment from Dursleys), [[WhatTheHellHero calmly and viciously points out his cowardice]] and preference to [[DeathSeeker "die in glory"]] than become a good father. He's snapped, but it had the desirable effect: Remus returned to his wife afterwards.

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** In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows last book, book]], Remus Lupin offered his service toward Harry Potter while at the same time, [[ParentalAbandonment leaving his wife and unborn son,]] believing that they will be better off without him. In response, Harry (who is an orphan, and had gone through miserable treatment from Dursleys), [[WhatTheHellHero calmly and viciously points out his cowardice]] and preference to [[DeathSeeker "die in glory"]] than become a good father. He's snapped, but it had the desirable effect: Remus returned to his wife afterwards.
8th Jul '13 8:57:48 AM Goldfritha
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha loses control when in Turan's tomb and doing a read. [[SpacePirates Iuban]] subjects her to this, quite viciously/
7th Jun '13 2:22:20 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** In the last book, Remus Lupin offered his service toward Harry Potter while at the same time, as noticed by Harry, [[ParentalAbandonment leaving his wife and unborn son,]] believing that they will be better off without him. In response, Harry (who is an orphan, and had gone through miserable treatment from Dursleys), [[HannibalLecture calmly and viciously]] [[WhatTheHellHero points out his cowardice]] and preference to [[DeathSeeker "die in glory"]] than become a good father. Of course, he's snapped, but at least it had the desirable effect: he returned to his wife afterwards.

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** In the last book, Remus Lupin offered his service toward Harry Potter while at the same time, as noticed by Harry, [[ParentalAbandonment leaving his wife and unborn son,]] believing that they will be better off without him. In response, Harry (who is an orphan, and had gone through miserable treatment from Dursleys), [[HannibalLecture calmly and viciously]] [[WhatTheHellHero calmly and viciously points out his cowardice]] and preference to [[DeathSeeker "die in glory"]] than become a good father. Of course, he's He's snapped, but at least it had the desirable effect: he Remus returned to his wife afterwards.
5th May '13 10:21:49 PM nombretomado
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* In Wizard and Glass, volume four of TheDarkTower series, Cuthbert [[CrowningMomentofAwesome punches]] Roland to get him to focus on their mission instead of sneaking off with his girlfriend.

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* In Wizard and Glass, ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'', volume four of TheDarkTower ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, Cuthbert [[CrowningMomentofAwesome punches]] Roland to get him to focus on their mission instead of sneaking off with his girlfriend.
14th Apr '13 8:02:46 PM BondGirl
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* In a SweetValleyHigh book, a toddler is choking. Her older sister cannot wrench her away from her hysterical stepmother and remembers reading that when someone is the hysterical, the best things to do is slap them. . .and she does. The woman's stunned reaction gives the girl enough time to get the baby away from her and perform the Heimlich, saving the child's life.

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* In a SweetValleyHigh book, a toddler is choking. Her older sister cannot wrench her away from her hysterical stepmother and remembers reading that when someone is the hysterical, the best things to do is slap them. . .and she does. The woman's stunned reaction gives the girl enough time to get the baby away from her and perform the Heimlich, saving the child's life.
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