History GroinAttack / Literature

14th Sep '16 1:37:24 AM PaulA
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* ''{{Literature/Ender|sGame}}'' used the groin attack on bullies in order to make an example out of them to stop other people from picking on him. His guilt over hurting people, the graphic descriptions of his victims' reaction to the attack, and the fact that Ender, near the end of the book, finds out that [[spoiler: he actually '''killed''' two people like this]] push the whole thing into a rather horrible [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of the trope. He didn't kill them by kicking them in the groin; those were humility shots after the damage had been done.]]

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* ''{{Literature/Ender|sGame}}'' In ''Literature/EndersGame'', Ender used the groin attack on bullies in order to make an example out of them to stop other people from picking on him. His guilt over hurting people, the graphic descriptions of his victims' reaction to the attack, and the fact that Ender, near the end of the book, finds out that [[spoiler: he actually '''killed''' two people like this]] push the whole thing into a rather horrible [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of the trope. He didn't kill them by kicking them in the groin; those were humility shots after the damage had been done.]]
11th Aug '16 8:29:22 PM PaulA
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* After Lord Dono Vorutyer (formerly [[GenderBender Lady Donna]]) takes his first GroinAttack during an [[strike: assassination]] [[SickAndWrong gender reassignment reversal]] attempt in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' he immediately apologizes to Lord Ivan about all of the times he'd seen men hit in the crotch and laughed.

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* After Lord Dono Vorutyer (formerly [[GenderBender Lady Donna]]) takes his first GroinAttack during an [[strike: assassination]] a [[SickAndWrong gender reassignment reversal]] attempt in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'' ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', he immediately apologizes to Lord Ivan about all of the times he'd seen men hit in the crotch and laughed.
9th May '16 6:39:35 PM Lokoron
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* In ''Literature/HollowPlaces,'' the three main characters use an anomaly to travel to a serial killer's cell and stab him in three places while he sleeps. Jeffery and Austin stab him in the neck and heart, respectively. Isabella stabs him in the crotch, leaving it in "tattered remains". [[RasputinianDeath Too bad this isn't quite enough to take him out, at least not immediately.]]
23rd Apr '16 6:25:11 PM Sharlee
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* No idea if the actual story saw print, but in D.P. Lyle's ''Murder And Mayhem'', the author (a doctor) compiles his newsletter responses to mystery writers' questions about wounds, poisons, and the like. One of the odder questions from an aspiring writer concerned a teenage female character's best choice of irritating substances with which to sabotage the prophylactic diaphragm of her father's mistress. Dr. Lyle's recommendation, best suited to inflict a double GroinAttack on the mistress ''and'' her father next time the cheaters had sex? '''Tabasco'''. [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce Think about it.]]

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* No idea if the actual story saw print, but in D.P. Lyle's ''Murder And Mayhem'', the author (a doctor) compiles his newsletter responses to mystery writers' questions about wounds, poisons, and the like. One of the odder questions from an aspiring writer concerned a teenage female character's best choice of irritating substances with which to sabotage the prophylactic diaphragm of her father's mistress. Dr. Lyle's recommendation, best suited to inflict a double GroinAttack on the mistress ''and'' her the father next time the cheaters had sex? '''Tabasco'''. [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce Think about it.]]
23rd Apr '16 6:24:20 PM Sharlee
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* No idea if the actual story saw print, but in D.P. Lyle's ''Murder And Mayhem'', the author (a doctor) compiles his newsletter responses to mystery writers' questions about wounds, poisons, and the like. One of the odder questions from an aspiring writer concerned a teenage female character's best choice of irritating substances with which to sabotage the prophylactic diaphragm of her father's mistress. Dr. Lyle's recommendation, best suited to inflict a double GroinAttack on the mistress ''and'' her father next time the cheaters had sex? '''Tabasco'''.

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* No idea if the actual story saw print, but in D.P. Lyle's ''Murder And Mayhem'', the author (a doctor) compiles his newsletter responses to mystery writers' questions about wounds, poisons, and the like. One of the odder questions from an aspiring writer concerned a teenage female character's best choice of irritating substances with which to sabotage the prophylactic diaphragm of her father's mistress. Dr. Lyle's recommendation, best suited to inflict a double GroinAttack on the mistress ''and'' her father next time the cheaters had sex? '''Tabasco'''.
'''Tabasco'''. [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce Think about it.]]
23rd Apr '16 6:22:40 PM Sharlee
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\n* No idea if the actual story saw print, but in D.P. Lyle's ''Murder And Mayhem'', the author (a doctor) compiles his newsletter responses to mystery writers' questions about wounds, poisons, and the like. One of the odder questions from an aspiring writer concerned a teenage female character's best choice of irritating substances with which to sabotage the prophylactic diaphragm of her father's mistress. Dr. Lyle's recommendation, best suited to inflict a double GroinAttack on the mistress ''and'' her father next time the cheaters had sex? '''Tabasco'''.

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8th Oct '15 1:08:06 PM merotoker
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** in RaisingSteam Moist Von Lipwig aims a kick at the groin of a dwarf [[note]]who's sex is ambiguous like most Discworld dwarfs[[/note]] and prays desperately that it isn't female. The dwarf reacts in pain, and Moist takes that as confirmation that it's male.
* JimButcher's ''Proven Guilty'', in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', uses this near the end of the book, when Harry and the others are escaping from the bad guys, but are about to get overrun by trolls. Harry stops, turns, and uses his sword to stab the lead troll in the jimmies. This is accompanied by the line, "If you've got danglies and can lose them, that's the kind of sight that makes you reconsider the genitalia-related ramifications of your actions real damned quick."

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** in RaisingSteam In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' Moist Von Lipwig aims a kick at the groin of a dwarf [[note]]who's sex is ambiguous like most Discworld dwarfs[[/note]] and prays desperately that it isn't female. The dwarf reacts in pain, and Moist takes that as confirmation that it's male.
* JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's ''Proven Guilty'', in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', uses this near the end of the book, when Harry and the others are escaping from the bad guys, but are about to get overrun by trolls. Harry stops, turns, and uses his sword to stab the lead troll in the jimmies. This is accompanied by the line, "If you've got danglies and can lose them, that's the kind of sight that makes you reconsider the genitalia-related ramifications of your actions real damned quick."



* This occurs sometimes to private detective {{Spenser}}, in Robert B. Parker's series of novels. It is rarely effective because, as he points out to one female martial artist who tries it on him, it's a) not as painful as the media portrays and b) if you've been through enough other sorts of pain, you can work through it.

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* This occurs sometimes to private detective {{Spenser}}, Literature/{{Spenser}}, in Robert B. Parker's series of novels. It is rarely effective because, as he points out to one female martial artist who tries it on him, it's a) not as painful as the media portrays and b) if you've been through enough other sorts of pain, you can work through it.



* In Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' novels, the title character is a skilled-enough fighter to usually block or dodge such attacks. One time a GroinAttack does land, he shows that he can willpower through it, much to the surprise of his highly trained female-martial-artist opponent. After he knocks her on her ass, he actually lectures her about not relying on the Groin Shot, as it's not as reliable an attack as she thinks it is.

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* In Robert B. Parker's ''{{Spenser}}'' ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' novels, the title character is a skilled-enough fighter to usually block or dodge such attacks. One time a GroinAttack does land, he shows that he can willpower through it, much to the surprise of his highly trained female-martial-artist opponent. After he knocks her on her ass, he actually lectures her about not relying on the Groin Shot, as it's not as reliable an attack as she thinks it is.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' it's strongly implied that [[spoiler: [[AxCrazy Ramsay]] did [[NothingIsScarier something]] to Theon's penis.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' it's strongly implied that [[spoiler: [[AxCrazy Ramsay]] did [[NothingIsScarier something]] to Theon's penis.]]penis]].



* In ''Literature/MidnightsChildren'', Homi Catrack is shot in the groin, likely due to [[YourCheatingHeart his killer's motive]]. And in a rather more permanent example, [[spoiler:Saleem and the other midnight children are all castrated and hysterectomied by the Widow's sterilization crew. This has the side effect of removing their powers as well.]]
* A [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs in Last Stand of Dead Men, the second-last book in the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series. Protagonist [[ActionGirl Valkyrie Cain]] gets kneed in the groin by [[ActionGirl Ashione]] in the midst of a heated battle - and falls to her knees, unable to use her magic, because of how much it hurts.

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* In ''Literature/MidnightsChildren'', Homi Catrack is shot in the groin, likely due to [[YourCheatingHeart his killer's motive]]. And in a rather more permanent example, [[spoiler:Saleem and the other midnight children are all castrated and hysterectomied by the Widow's sterilization crew. This has the side effect of removing their powers as well.]]
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* A [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs in Last ''Last Stand of Dead Men, Men'', the second-last book in the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series. Protagonist [[ActionGirl Valkyrie Cain]] gets kneed in the groin by [[ActionGirl Ashione]] in the midst of a heated battle - and falls to her knees, unable to use her magic, because of how much it hurts.

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23rd Sep '15 7:42:52 AM sonic_the_precog
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* A [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs in Last Stand of Dead Men, the second-last book in the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series. Protagonist [[ActionGirl Valkyrie Cain]] gets kneed in the groin by [[ActionGirl Ashione]] in a battlefield - and falls to her knees, unable to use her magic, because it of how much it hurts.

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* A [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs in Last Stand of Dead Men, the second-last book in the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series. Protagonist [[ActionGirl Valkyrie Cain]] gets kneed in the groin by [[ActionGirl Ashione]] in the midst of a battlefield heated battle - and falls to her knees, unable to use her magic, because it of how much it hurts.
23rd Sep '15 7:42:03 AM sonic_the_precog
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* A [[GenderFlip gender-flipped]] version occurs in Last Stand of Dead Men, the second-last book in the ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' series. Protagonist [[ActionGirl Valkyrie Cain]] gets kneed in the groin by [[ActionGirl Ashione]] in a battlefield - and falls to her knees, unable to use her magic, because it of how much it hurts.
29th Aug '15 9:56:13 AM Omeganian
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* ''Literature/ReynardTheFox'': OlderThanDirt: In this medieval tale a cat named Tybald attacks the crotch of a Roman Catholic priest and bites off one of his testicles.

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* ''Literature/ReynardTheFox'': OlderThanDirt: OlderThanPrint: In this medieval tale a cat named Tybald attacks the crotch of a Roman Catholic priest and bites off one of his testicles.
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