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** It was played straight earlier in ''Manga/DragonBall'', though, and [[DirtyOldMan Master Roshi]] is usually on the receiving end after trying to sexually harass Bulma. Despite being basically indestructible by normal human standards and fast enough to catch bullets, Roshi always ends up with AmusingInjuries once Bulma's ire is triggered.
24th Apr '16 7:38:04 PM merotoker
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The hero's friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, younger sibling, or random civilian (whose pastry shop was destroyed in the FinalBattle) is about to explode, and they're at ground zero, often without a bomb kit or a prayer. And when they slap him/her, it ''hurts''. Doesn't matter if they're MadeOfIron, NighInvulnerable, or even [[PhysicalGod completely invincible]]; it also doesn't matter [[IllGirl how weak or powerless the slapper normally is]]. The victim ''will'' feel the pain.

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The hero's friend, girlfriend/boyfriend, younger sibling, or random civilian (whose pastry shop was destroyed in the FinalBattle) is about to explode, and they're at ground zero, often without a bomb kit or a prayer. And when they slap him/her, it ''hurts''. Doesn't matter if they're MadeOfIron, NighInvulnerable, {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le, or even [[PhysicalGod completely invincible]]; it also doesn't matter [[IllGirl how weak or powerless the slapper normally is]]. The victim ''will'' feel the pain.



** Although Shinji has no armor when slapped things are awesomely- inverted in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games: when ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Bright Noa]]'' slaps Shinji, Shinji starts to get his act together, gain a spine and a thicker skin, and gradually evolves into a {{Badass}}. There's a reason that such slaps were originally known as {{Bright Slap}}s.

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** Although Shinji has no armor when slapped things are awesomely- inverted in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' games: when ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Bright Noa]]'' slaps Shinji, Shinji starts to get his act together, gain a spine and a thicker skin, and gradually evolves into a {{Badass}}. There's a reason that such slaps were originally known as {{Bright Slap}}s.[[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Bright Slaps]].



** An Armor-Piercing [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp Beatdown]] variety applies to the OldMaster Happōosai]]. He may be one of the (if not ''the'') top martial artists in the series, [[SuperSpeed able to move so fast as to be invisible]], [[SuperStrength strong as an ox]] and [[BattleAura unbelievably powerful]], but if Akane or the mob of girls [[PantyThief whose underwear he stole]] [[MegatonPunch catches up with him]]....

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** An Armor-Piercing [[CurbStompBattle Curb {{Curb Stomp Beatdown]] B|attle}}eatdown variety applies to the OldMaster Happōosai]].Happōosai. He may be one of the (if not ''the'') top martial artists in the series, [[SuperSpeed able to move so fast as to be invisible]], [[SuperStrength strong as an ox]] and [[BattleAura unbelievably powerful]], but if Akane or the mob of girls [[PantyThief whose underwear he stole]] [[MegatonPunch catches up with him]]....



* Subverted in ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' when, in the midst of being held hostage, Tylor tells Yuriko that she can hit him if she wants, offers her a briefcase to do it with, and then ducks when she swings. The briefcase hits the bomb-wielding terrorist, ending the crisis. He gets slapped at other times as well but doesn't have any armor to pierce. She never seems able to actually ''hurt'' the Captain, and he seems to ''like'' getting slapped by her to begin with

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* Subverted in ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' when, in the midst of being held hostage, Tylor tells Yuriko that she can hit him if she wants, offers her a briefcase to do it with, and then ducks when she swings. The briefcase hits the bomb-wielding terrorist, ending the crisis. He gets slapped at other times as well but doesn't have any armor to pierce. She never seems able to actually ''hurt'' the Captain, and he seems to ''like'' getting slapped by her to begin withwith.



* [[HoYay/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Les Yay]] variant in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': Teana Lanster frequently manhandles her {{Shorttank}} partner Subaru Nakajima whenever she does or says something that [[{{Tsundere}} ticks her off]] (Which is, well, often). Pretty amazing, since Teana's just a [[TheSmartGuy smart girl]] [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] while Subaru's a LightningBruiser [[spoiler: [[SuperPrototype Type-Zero]] {{Cyborg}}.]]

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* [[HoYay/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Les Yay]] variant in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'': ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'': Teana Lanster frequently manhandles her {{Shorttank}} partner Subaru Nakajima whenever she does or says something that [[{{Tsundere}} ticks her off]] (Which is, well, often). Pretty amazing, since Teana's just a [[TheSmartGuy smart girl]] [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] while Subaru's a LightningBruiser [[spoiler: [[SuperPrototype Type-Zero]] {{Cyborg}}.]]



* A non-comedic example occurs in the first episode of ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. [[spoiler: Sumire slaps Sakura for wrecking the Kobu kais before kicking her out of Flower Division]].

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* A non-comedic example occurs in the first episode of ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. [[spoiler: Sumire slaps Sakura for wrecking the Kobu kais before kicking her out of Flower Division]].Division.]]



* Female on female example from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'': [[spoiler: Anko]] repeatedly slaps [[spoiler: Youko]] while screaming "WhatTheHellHero?!" at her, after [[spoiler: she's revealed as TheMole from another Earth and Koyemshi's younger sister.]]

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* Female on female example from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'': [[spoiler: Anko]] repeatedly slaps [[spoiler: Youko]] while screaming "WhatTheHellHero?!" at her, after [[spoiler: she's revealed as TheMole from another Earth and Koyemshi's younger sister.]]sister]].



* Ash's Butterfree becomes the victim of a ''wing'' slap in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', coming from a female Butterfree that he was trying to court.

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Ash's Butterfree becomes the victim of a ''wing'' slap in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', slap, coming from a female Butterfree that he was trying to court.



* A somewhat disturbing variation occurs in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. When Akito suspects that [[FieryRedhead Kyo]] is [[spoiler:falling in love with Tohru]], he delivers a BreakingSpeech and slaps Kyo in the face. Once he's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness utterly defeated]], [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou Akito embraces him and assures Kyo that he will always be there for him]].
* Allen Walker gets slapped hard by Linali in the earlier chapters (the Rewinding town) of ''Manga/{{DGrayman}}''. He yells back though, but that's only being enraged point-blank, given it's ''[[AllLovingHero Allen]]'' we're talking about.
* ''Anime/LoveLive'' has a female-on-female when Umi slaps Honoka [[spoiler: after the latter decides to give up being an idol.]]

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* A somewhat disturbing variation occurs in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. When Akito suspects that [[FieryRedhead Kyo]] is [[spoiler:falling in love with Tohru]], he delivers a BreakingSpeech [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] and slaps Kyo in the face. Once he's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness utterly defeated]], [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou Akito embraces him and assures Kyo that he will always be there for him]].
* Allen Walker gets slapped hard by Linali in the earlier chapters (the Rewinding town) of ''Manga/{{DGrayman}}''.''Manga/DGrayMan''. He yells back though, but that's only being enraged point-blank, given it's ''[[AllLovingHero Allen]]'' we're talking about.
* ''Anime/LoveLive'' has a female-on-female when Umi slaps Honoka [[spoiler: after the latter decides to give up being an idol.]]idol]].



** Asuka gives a well-deserved one to Shinji when he begins having doubts about himself and breaks up with Asuka because he thinks he is not fit to her boyfriend and Teriís father since he thinks he can not protect them:

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** Asuka gives a well-deserved one to Shinji when he begins having doubts about himself and breaks up with Asuka because he thinks he is not fit to her boyfriend and Teriís father since he thinks he can not cannot protect them:



** Shortly after being [[MegatonPunch punched]] by [[LoveInterest Asuka]], Shinji got slapped by Rei for almost blowing her Eva up as performing an incredibly risky and dumb stunt.

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** Shortly after being [[MegatonPunch punched]] by [[LoveInterest [[LoveInterests Asuka]], Shinji got slapped by Rei for almost blowing her Eva up as performing an incredibly risky and dumb stunt.



* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' (set after the events of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''), we get a PlayedWith version of this trope. [[ResurrectedForAJob The]] [[VillainProtagonist Horned]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent King]] gets a chance to have revenge on Taran for killing him and ruining his plans. His MoralityPet and [[LimaSyndrome prisoner]] [[PurityPersonified Avalina]] [[GoThroughMe convinces him to stop]] at the last minute. They later end up in an argument, with the lich being angry for his revenge being ruined and the girl being angry that [[CardCarryingVillain the Horned King]] is holding on to his hatred and denying his ability to do good. When he reminds of her being his prisoner and is about to threaten about hurting her family, Avalina suddenly slaps his face. While the slap doesn't hurt him physically (she can't hit hard), he's shocked that ''anyone'' slaps him at all, and that it's ''her'' of all people. Unfortunately, all it manages to do is for the Horned King to seethe at [[HeroicBSOD Avalina]] for weeks ([[KickTheMoralityPet making her frightened, sad and physically weaker]]) before they reconcile.

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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' (set after the events of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''), we get a PlayedWith [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] version of this trope. [[ResurrectedForAJob The]] [[VillainProtagonist Horned]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent King]] gets a chance to have revenge on Taran for killing him and ruining his plans. His MoralityPet and [[LimaSyndrome prisoner]] [[PurityPersonified Avalina]] [[GoThroughMe convinces him to stop]] at the last minute. They later end up in an argument, with the lich being angry for his revenge being ruined and the girl being angry that [[CardCarryingVillain the Horned King]] is holding on to his hatred and denying his ability to do good. When he reminds of her being his prisoner and is about to threaten about hurting her family, Avalina suddenly slaps his face. While the slap doesn't hurt him physically (she can't hit hard), he's shocked that ''anyone'' slaps him at all, and that it's ''her'' of all people. Unfortunately, all it manages to do is for the Horned King to seethe at [[HeroicBSOD Avalina]] for weeks ([[KickTheMoralityPet making her frightened, sad and physically weaker]]) before they reconcile.



* A slight and rather justified variation appears in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'' as [[spoiler:a fairly effeminate Phillip slaps Steven after Steven faked his own death to get out of prison (again) and he comes back posing as Phillip's lawyer (again). Phillip was never supposed to find out about the fake death and Steven couldn't risk telling him the truth either.]]

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* A slight and rather justified variation appears in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'' as [[spoiler:a fairly effeminate Phillip slaps Steven after Steven faked his own death to get out of prison (again) and he comes back posing as Phillip's lawyer (again). Phillip was never supposed to find out about the fake death and Steven couldn't risk telling him the truth either.]]either]].



* Subverted in ''Film/KnightAndDay''. When June tries to punch SecretAgent Roy Miller for inappropriate behavior, he dodges and catches her arm.

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* Subverted in ''Film/KnightAndDay''. When June tries to punch SecretAgent [[SpyFiction Secret Agent]] Roy Miller for inappropriate behavior, he dodges and catches her arm.



* In AynRand's ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', there are two incidents:

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* In AynRand's Creator/AynRand's ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'', there are two incidents:



** Hank Rearden discovers Francisco in Dagny's apartment, but it's not because he's trying to seduce her, and offers him his word that he was not. Hank quotes Francisco's Oath ("I swear in the name of the woman I love that what I say is true,") after Francisco wouldn't help him when he despirately needed copper to make Rearden Metal, how, if Francisco gave his word in the name of the woman he loves, would he expect Rearden to believe it? Hank then realizes, that Dagny is the woman Francisco loves, asks him - despite Dagny's plea not to - and he admits it. Hank then slaps Francisco across the face in anger. Francisco, who cares deeply about Rearden, almost breaks the bones in his hands holding onto a table to keep from hitting or killing Rearden until his own moment of anger passes, realizing that Hank doesn't know what is going on.

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** Hank Rearden discovers Francisco in Dagny's apartment, but it's not because he's trying to seduce her, and offers him his word that he was not. Hank quotes Francisco's Oath ("I swear in the name of the woman I love that what I say is true,") after Francisco wouldn't help him when he despirately desperately needed copper to make Rearden Metal, how, if Francisco gave his word in the name of the woman he loves, would he expect Rearden to believe it? Hank then realizes, that Dagny is the woman Francisco loves, asks him - despite Dagny's plea not to - and he admits it. Hank then slaps Francisco across the face in anger. Francisco, who cares deeply about Rearden, almost breaks the bones in his hands holding onto a table to keep from hitting or killing Rearden until his own moment of anger passes, realizing that Hank doesn't know what is going on.



** A ridiculously {{exaggerated}} example is Mavic Chen slapping a Dalek for criticising him in "The Daleks' Master Plan". The Dalek is one of the cruellest aliens in the universe, it is covered with almost impenetrable armour, it feels no respect for Chen and is plotting his extermination, and yet the Dalek still reacts with confusion and pain (and an AsideGlance) before meekly following Chen out of the room.

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** A ridiculously {{exaggerated}} {{exaggerated|Trope}} example is Mavic Chen slapping a Dalek for criticising him in "The Daleks' Master Plan". The Dalek is one of the cruellest aliens in the universe, it is covered with almost impenetrable armour, it feels no respect for Chen and is plotting his extermination, and yet the Dalek still reacts with confusion and pain (and an AsideGlance) before meekly following Chen out of the room.



* LiveActionTV/AllInTheFamily: Edith, otherwise a kind and patient woman, does this when Archie lies about the fact that he was sinking back into his gambling addiction, which nearly destroyed the Bunkers' marriage twenty years ago.

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* LiveActionTV/AllInTheFamily: ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Edith, otherwise a kind and patient woman, does this when Archie lies about the fact that he was sinking back into his gambling addiction, which nearly destroyed the Bunkers' marriage twenty years ago.



* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem Awakening]]'', Sumia tries this on Chrom to make him [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan get a hold of himself.]] However, Sumia being [[CuteClumsyGirl Sumia]], she ends up accidentally punching him in the face instead. It works though, snapping Chrom out of his funk and refocusing him after an apology and a short conversation on how a slap works.
* In ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar,'' Nash [[spoiler:abandons the party and later prepares to fight them in a silly-looking suit of armor, now titled "Magical Weapon Nash."]] So Mia slaps him in the face, which snaps him out of it. It helps that [[spoiler:the armor doesn't exactly protect his face to begin with.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem Awakening]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Sumia tries this on Chrom to make him [[GetAholdOfYourselfMan get a hold of himself.]] However, Sumia being [[CuteClumsyGirl Sumia]], she ends up accidentally punching him in the face instead. It works though, snapping Chrom out of his funk and refocusing him after an apology and a short conversation on how a slap works.
* In ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar,'' Nash [[spoiler:abandons the party and later prepares to fight them in a silly-looking suit of armor, now titled "Magical Weapon Nash."]] So Mia slaps him in the face, which snaps him out of it. It helps that [[spoiler:the armor doesn't exactly protect his face to begin with.]]with]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6'', [[spoiler: Christie administers one to Eddy when she finds he's been working with the Tekkenshu in an attempt to get the Mishima Zaibatsu to give her grandfather (i.e. Eddy's mentor) the treatment he needed. Suffice to say that Jin never followed through...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6'', [[spoiler: Christie administers one to Eddy when she finds he's been working with the Tekkenshu in an attempt to get the Mishima Zaibatsu to give her grandfather (i.e. Eddy's mentor) the treatment he needed. Suffice to say that Jin never followed through...]]through..]].



* An upgraded version is given to [[TheCaptain Walter]] by [[TheBigGirl Tiren]] in ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany''. The cast teleport themselves to a Sci-fi [[AlternateDimension universe]]. Before they can even get to the bridge of their CoolSpaceship, the SpaceMarines instantly declare them terrorists and attack. Walter becomes [[TheChainsofCommanding hysterical]] and begins shouting conflicting orders. Tiren punches him in the mouth to settle him down.

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* An upgraded version is given to [[TheCaptain Walter]] by [[TheBigGirl Tiren]] in ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany''. The cast teleport themselves to a Sci-fi [[AlternateDimension universe]]. Before they can even get to the bridge of their CoolSpaceship, the SpaceMarines {{Space Marine}}s instantly declare them terrorists and attack. Walter becomes [[TheChainsofCommanding hysterical]] and begins shouting conflicting orders. Tiren punches him in the mouth to settle him down.
20th Apr '16 7:31:29 AM Piando
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** In ''Battle of Gods'', Bulma tries this on [[PhysicalGod Beerus,]] to no effect. He slaps her right back and knocks her to the ground, that her head was even still attached to her shoulders is a sign of how much he was holding back.
*** In ''Manga/DragonBallSuper'', she does it again when he calls her old but she manages to get away with it.

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** In ''Battle of Gods'', ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', Bulma tries this on [[PhysicalGod Beerus,]] to no effect. He slaps her right back and knocks her to the ground, that her head was even still attached to her shoulders is a sign of how much he was holding back.
*** In ''Manga/DragonBallSuper'', ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', she does it again when he calls her old but she manages to get away with it.
18th Apr '16 11:37:00 PM Tron80
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* Rei delivers one to Kaworu in chapter 24 of ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'' after he (playfully) threatens to interfere with Shinji and Asuka's relationship.
11th Apr '16 1:01:43 AM anza_sb
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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': The entire 3-E Class gets a big one [[spoiler:from Koro-sensei, after the students got too cocky and try out their new free-running skills on a civilian area, which they are told not to, and end up injuring a bystander in the process]].
3rd Apr '16 1:03:59 PM BobTanaka
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheQuietMan''. When Creator/MaureenOHara's character tries to slap Creator/JohnWayne, Wayne (a former boxer) instinctively blocks it. Even more heavily subverted in real life, in that O'Hara actually ''broke her hand'' against Wayne's.

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheQuietMan''. When Creator/MaureenOHara's character tries to slap Creator/JohnWayne, Wayne (a (playing a former boxer) instinctively blocks it. Even more heavily subverted in real life, in that O'Hara actually ''broke her hand'' against Wayne's.
3rd Apr '16 12:58:34 PM BobTanaka
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheQuietMan''. When Creator/MaureenOHara's character tries to slap Creator/JohnWayne, Wayne (a former boxer) instinctively blocks it. Even more heavily subverted in real life, in that O'Hara actually ''broke her hand'' against Wayne's.
2nd Apr '16 10:07:58 AM nombretomado
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* Well to be honest, it would be hard to list all the times it has happened on ''EastEnders'' though it is worth mentioning that Peggy Mitchel is quite fond of it, as is Pat Butcher. People quite enjoyed it when they turned it on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NcPYHx1UYY&feature=related each other]].

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* Well to be honest, it would be hard to list all the times it has happened on ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' though it is worth mentioning that Peggy Mitchel is quite fond of it, as is Pat Butcher. People quite enjoyed it when they turned it on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NcPYHx1UYY&feature=related each other]].
28th Mar '16 2:58:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'', we see [[TheStoic Shuu]] get truly angry exactly once - when another character, who happened to be ''blackmailing him'', [[DudeNotFunny pretended she was going to commit suicide as a joke.]] His response is to rush over to her place, and upon finding her completely okay, ''[[WouldHitAGirl hits]] [[AngerBornOfWorry her]]'' several times. [[spoiler: When she realizes he was genuinely worried for her safety, she starts to fall for him.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'', ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'', we see [[TheStoic Shuu]] get truly angry exactly once - when another character, who happened to be ''blackmailing him'', [[DudeNotFunny pretended she was going to commit suicide as a joke.]] His response is to rush over to her place, and upon finding her completely okay, ''[[WouldHitAGirl hits]] [[AngerBornOfWorry her]]'' several times. [[spoiler: When she realizes he was genuinely worried for her safety, she starts to fall for him.]]
10th Mar '16 7:20:19 AM DannWoolf
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But be careful now, [[WouldHitAGirl it doesn't mean]] [[WouldHurtaChild they won't hit back.]]

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But be careful now, [[WouldHitAGirl it doesn't mean]] [[WouldHurtaChild [[WouldHurtAChild they won't hit back.]]
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