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20th Oct '17 7:12:38 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Wrestling Go!'s ''500 Fights Of Summer'', the evil Blue Nation sent its Floozies to [[WouldntHitAGirl soften up]] SMS but Unsocial Jordan was able hold off Charli Evans in such a manner. She did have the presence of mind to try and kick his arm but he caught her leg with his other one, rending her even more harmless(for a little while, SMS gradually had to more actively fight The Floozies off).

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* During Wrestling Go!'s ''500 Fights Of Summer'', the evil [[PowerStable Blue Nation Nation]] sent its Floozies to [[WouldntHitAGirl soften up]] SMS but Unsocial Jordan was able hold off Charli Evans in such a manner. She did have the presence of mind to try and kick his arm but he caught her leg with his other one, rending her even more harmless(for a little while, SMS gradually had to more actively fight The Floozies off).
20th Oct '17 7:07:38 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Wrestling Go!'s ''500 Fights Of Summer'', the evil Blue Nation sent its Floozies to [[WouldntHitAGirl soften up]] SMS but Unsocial Jordan was able hold off Charli Evans in such a manner. She did have the presence of mind to try and kick his arm but he caught her leg with his other one, rending her even more harmless(for a little while, SMS gradually had to more actively fight The Floozies off).
9th Jul '17 2:25:12 PM StFan
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} Bi-Annual'', the Merc with a Mouth blocks Dr. Echo, the dolphin leader of ComicBook/BruteForce, from striking him by putting a hand on his head -- since his cybernetic arms are jutting from the sides of his armor, they just aren't conceived to reach the front...
-->'''Dr. Echo:''' Your attention to the etiquette of the rules of boxing leave much to be desired.
17th Jun '17 8:19:00 PM Espea
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* [[ThePeteBest Dave Evans]] once claimed to have done this to [[Music/{{ACDC}} Angus Young]] when dealing with his [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/original-ac-dc-singer-on-angus-young-he-has-an-explosive-temper/ infamous temper]]. However, not only does the above prove how difficult it is to pull off in real life, Dave Evans has a history of [[UnreliableNarrator changing his tune]] whenever talking about his time with AC/DC.
10th Feb '17 5:20:36 PM StFan
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* [[http://imgur.com/gallery/CSWPRvE A 2017 political cartoon]] shows the avatar of Justice keeping President Trump at arm's length from Lady Liberty.
-->'''Justice:''' I got this.
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* Appeared in the ''Series/{{Battlebots}}'' reboot when Ghost Raptor fought [[TheDreaded Icewave]]- the driver of Ghost Raptor jury-rigged a long metal arm called the "de-icer" to his robot that reached over the top of Icewave's deadly spinning blade and caught on its body, holding it off and preventing it from tearing into his machine. Eventually Icewave overbalanced and suffered DeathByFallingOver.

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* Appeared in the ''Series/{{Battlebots}}'' reboot when Ghost Raptor fought [[TheDreaded Icewave]]- Icewave]] -- the driver of Ghost Raptor jury-rigged a long metal arm called the "de-icer" to his robot that reached over the top of Icewave's deadly spinning blade and caught on its body, holding it off and preventing it from tearing into his machine. Eventually Icewave overbalanced and suffered DeathByFallingOver.
23rd Nov '16 9:45:46 AM Smeagol17
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# Plonks a hand down on top of Bob's head (or a foot is he's that short) and holds him away from her, safely out of reach of those flying fists.

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# Plonks a hand down on top of Bob's head (or a foot is if he's that short) and holds him away from her, safely out of reach of those flying fists.
21st Nov '16 4:42:40 PM Kitch
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** For a creature example, Ash's Snivy once held the newly-hatched Scraggy away effortlessly with her Vine Whip.
16th Oct '16 8:09:43 AM StFan
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3BEZ9cLxKM fan film]] ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies vs. Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' features [[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley J. Williams]] pulling this trick on zombie ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. It briefly works, since even with the claws Logan's arms seem too short, but then Ash gets a GroinAttack for his troubles.
14th Aug '16 8:04:36 PM PaulA
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* In the short story ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Winterfair Gifts]]'', [[SuperSoldier SGT Taura]] described how she invokes version two of this trope when on bodyguard detail and simply looming (she's 8') or smiling (her fangs are scary even when she is not ''trying'' to be intimidating) do not make someone back down.

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* In the short story ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Winterfair Gifts]]'', ''Literature/WinterfairGifts'', [[SuperSoldier SGT Sergeant Taura]] described how she invokes version two of this trope when on bodyguard detail and simply looming (she's 8') or smiling (her fangs are scary even when she is not ''trying'' to be intimidating) do not make someone back down.
9th Jun '16 7:25:27 AM Monolaf317
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This works best on characters who are attacking in panic or incoherent fury, since it holds them safe until they can cool down. It is less effective when Bob has enough presence of mind to realize that he can just hit Alice in the arm. Or duck under her hand. Or take advantage of the fact that [[GroinAttack legs tend to be longer than arms]]...

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This works best on characters who are attacking in panic or incoherent fury, fury ({{Tsundere}}s are the most likely candidates), since it holds them safe until they can cool down. It is less effective when Bob has enough presence of mind to realize that he can just hit Alice in the arm. Or duck under her hand. Or take advantage of the fact that [[GroinAttack legs tend to be longer than arms]]...
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