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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]]...
8th Jun '16 6:29:45 PM Monolaf317
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* In Episode 37 of ''Fruity Robo 2'' [[{{Tsundere}} Peachie]] ends up victim to this (being OneHeadShorter, obviously) by [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Pineapplello]].

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* In Episode 37 of ''Fruity Robo 2'' 2'', [[{{Tsundere}} Peachie]] ends up victim to this (being OneHeadShorter, obviously) by [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Pineapplello]].Pineapplello]], her BelligerentSexualTension LoveInterest.
8th Jun '16 6:25:40 PM Monolaf317
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* In ''Anime/HidanNoAria'' the titular {{Tsundere}} ends up victim to this by Kenji (he's OneHeadTaller, duh).
8th Jun '16 6:23:31 PM Monolaf317
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* Happens repeatedly to various ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' characters.

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* Happens repeatedly to various ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' characters.characters, like Ash (pictured above).


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* In Episode 37 of ''Fruity Robo 2'' [[{{Tsundere}} Peachie]] ends up victim to this (being OneHeadShorter, obviously) by [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Pineapplello]].
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2nd Apr '16 6:52:48 PM Kartoonkid95
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# Plonks a hand down on top of Bob's head 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 he's that short) and holds him away from her, safely out of reach of those flying fists.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Mickey and Minnie's Big Vacation" has [[Disney/{{Dumbo}} the Pink Elephants]] doing this to [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]] while eating his honey.
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