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19th Apr '18 4:20:25 AM REV6Pilot
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** Try it; the short kid will attack the arm on his head.
** Or they'll just kick. Which is when you use your leg to keep them at bay and end up hopping around attached to a small bundle of joy.
** Or they fall over when running into the hand. It's effective at least, but doesn't happen the way the trope describes.
** If the short guy is at all a martial artist, the tall guy had better prepare for a joint lock.

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** Try it; the short kid will attack the arm on his head.
** Or
their head, they'll just kick. Which kick (which is when you use your leg to keep them at bay and end up hopping around attached to a small bundle of joy.
** Or
joy), or they fall over when running into the hand. It's effective at least, but doesn't happen the way the trope describes.
** If the short guy is at all a martial artist, knows anything about grappling, the tall guy had better prepare for a joint lock.lock. An extended arm is just asking for an armbar or triangle choke.
11th Mar '18 5:52:35 PM ngh93
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* Uttamatomakkin one-ups this trope in ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld''. He holds two soldiers at arms length simultaneously, then [[TapOnTheHead bangs their heads together]].

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* Uttamatomakkin one-ups this trope in ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld''. He holds two soldiers at arms length simultaneously, then [[TapOnTheHead [[PutTheirHeadsTogether bangs their heads together]].
3rd Mar '18 2:22:11 PM WillKeaton
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* In the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShort "A Knight for a Day", Cedric uses a makeshift lance made from a sword handle and the arm from his suit of armor to hold back Sir Cumference when he brings out his sword. It's an interesting flip-flop considering Cedric is the small and vulnerable protagonist, pushing back the hulking Sir Cumference.

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* In the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShort [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Classic Disney Short]] "A Knight for a Day", Cedric uses a makeshift lance made from a sword handle and the arm from his suit of armor to hold back Sir Cumference when he brings out his sword. It's an interesting flip-flop considering Cedric is the small and vulnerable protagonist, pushing back the hulking Sir Cumference.
3rd Mar '18 2:18:22 PM WillKeaton
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* In a ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[http://asktheheiress.tumblr.com/post/12058841312/asktheheiress-w-ale-i-try-to-hate-to fan comic]], Karkat does this to Feferi when she tries to hug him.

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* In a ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' [[http://asktheheiress.tumblr.com/post/12058841312/asktheheiress-w-ale-i-try-to-hate-to fan comic]], comic,]] Karkat does this to Feferi when she tries to hug him.



* Parodied in one ''WebVideo/{{Five Second Film|s}}'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R29LlO1mcfk "Beach Bully"]].

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* Parodied in one ''WebVideo/{{Five Second Film|s}}'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R29LlO1mcfk "Beach Bully"]].Bully."]]
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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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* [[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.
[[/folder]]



* 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.
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