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25th Jun '17 7:42:11 AM waters20
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* In the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'', Danny accidentally slams the door against Sawyer's tail.
10th Apr '17 6:05:15 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* This frequently happens to Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. In one case, he actually gets a bookshelf dropped on it.
14th Mar '17 1:36:37 PM REV6Pilot
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* The Moldorm in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and ''Videogame/TheLegendofZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' has a weak point (often shaped like a flower) in its tail.

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* The ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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Moldorm in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' and ''Videogame/TheLegendofZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' has a weak point (often shaped like a flower) in its tail.
13th Jan '17 12:54:54 PM StFan
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->'''Goku''': You punched me in the face!\\
'''Freeza''': You bit my tail!\\
'''Goku''': You ''punched me'' in the ''face''.\\
'''Freeza''': YOU BIT MY F*CKING TAIL!

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->'''Goku''': ->'''Goku:''' You punched me in the face!\\
'''Freeza''': '''Freeza:''' You bit my tail!\\
'''Goku''': '''Goku:''' You ''punched me'' in the ''face''.\\
'''Freeza''': '''Freeza:''' YOU BIT MY F*CKING TAIL!









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* ComicBook/GastonLagaffe was once hurt by someone stepping on the tail of a kangaroo costume he was wearing. There is no official explanation, but a character speculates that he forgot a needle in an unfortunate place when sewing the tail on.
* In an earlier ''NewspaperComic/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, Calvin freaks Hobbes out by saying there's a giant caterpillar about to bite him before stomping on his tail. Hobbes is not amused.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine's pet mouse, Klaas, gets his tail cut by the claws of Muller.

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* ComicBook/GastonLagaffe was is once hurt by someone stepping on the tail of a kangaroo costume he was is wearing. There is no official explanation, but a character speculates that he the seamstress forgot a needle in an unfortunate place when sewing the tail on.
* In an earlier ''NewspaperComic/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, Calvin freaks Hobbes out by saying there's a giant caterpillar about to bite him before stomping on his tail. Hobbes is not amused.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'',
''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Violine's pet mouse, Klaas, gets his tail cut by the claws of Muller.
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* In an earlier ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, Calvin freaks Hobbes out by saying there's a giant caterpillar about to bite him before stomping on his tail. Hobbes is not amused.
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* During the WizardDuel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Merlin at one point actually tricks Mad Madam Mim (who is turned into a rattlesnake) into biting her own tail (Merlin, as a mouse, actually attempts to try it himself while Mim is still a tiger).
* Joanna, [[EvilPoacher Percival McLeach's]] pet goanna from ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'', was actually also tricked into biting her own tail at one point in the film.






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* There is the tale of salting a bird's tail so that it doesn't fly away. It has been played with in many cartoons, such as the first ''WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon.
** Once played with in a ''MagillaGorilla'' cartoon. Magilla tries this on a bird and the bird thinks it won't work, but Magilla drops an entire bag of salt on the bird.

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* There is the tale of salting a bird's tail so that it doesn't fly away. It has been played with in many cartoons, such as the The first ''WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon.
** Once played with in a ''MagillaGorilla'' cartoon. Magilla tries this on a bird and
time the bird thinks it won't work, but Magilla drops an entire bag protagonists of salt on ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' encounter the bird.
dragon (there's only one, long story) they scare it away by damaging its tail, which is effective because it's never encountered anything that could injure it before.
* Dragons in ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' have a weak point on their tails, which several characters take advantage of during battles.



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* The first time the protagonists of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' encounter the dragon (there's only one, long story) they scare it away by damaging its tail, which is effective because it's never encountered anything that could injure it before.
* Dragons in ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' have a weak point on their tails, which several characters take advantage of during battles.

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* The first time In one episode of ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', Baby notices something small and pink moving nearby, and stabs it with a fork. His moment of triumph is interrupted by the protagonists arrival of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' encounter the dragon (there's only one, long story) they scare it away by damaging its tail, which is effective because it's never encountered anything that could injure it before.
* Dragons in ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' have a weak point on their tails, which several characters take advantage of during battles.
pain signals from his tail.



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* In one episode of ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'', Baby notices something small and pink moving nearby, and stabs it with a fork. His moment of triumph is interrupted by the arrival of pain signals from his tail.

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* The Serapede in ''GearsOfWar'' is an EliteMook that is mostly invincible with the exception of its weak point: the tail.

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* In ''StarFox'', the tail was one of two ways to damage Monarch Dodora, the other being its two heads. Just shooting it doesn't do damage, though, you needed to make them retract into its body, then shoot the body.

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* In ''StarFox'', ''VideoGame/StarFox'', the tail was one of two ways to damage Monarch Dodora, the other being its two heads. Just shooting it doesn't do damage, though, you needed to make them retract into its body, then shoot the body.






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* There is the tale of salting a bird's tail so that it doesn't fly away. It has been played with in many cartoons, such as the first ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' cartoon.
* Once played with in a ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla'' cartoon. Magilla tries this on a bird and the bird thinks it won't work, but Magilla drops an entire bag of salt on the bird.



* During the WizardDuel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Merlin at one point actually tricks Mad Madam Mim (who is turned into a rattlesnake) into biting her own tail (Merlin, as a mouse, actually attempts to try it himself while Mim is still a tiger).
** Joanna, [[EvilPoacher Percival McLeach's]] pet goanna from ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'', was actually also tricked into biting her own tail at one point in the film.



8th Nov '16 1:08:25 PM eroock
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8th Nov '16 1:05:00 PM eroock
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-->'''Goku''': You punched me in the face!\\

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8th Nov '16 7:34:28 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Oct '16 8:16:05 PM omegafire17
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** Goku managed to overcome this weakness long before Vegeta was introduced. It's odd how Krillin didn't remember this when he faced them.

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** Goku managed to overcome this weakness long before Vegeta was introduced. It's odd how Krillin didn't remember this when he faced them.them, though it's possible it's simply one of the things Akira 'forgot' as he wrote the beginning of DBZ.
3rd Aug '16 6:37:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged'', Frieza's biggest BerserkButton is having is ''anything'' happen to his tail. There's a reason why he provides the page's quote.

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* In ''WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged'', ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Frieza's biggest BerserkButton is having is ''anything'' happen to his tail. There's a reason why he provides the page's quote.
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