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6th Jun '16 4:20:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SinCity Miho]] purposefully shows her back to a mob enforcer in order to enrage him enough to attack. The fight ends with [[spoiler: her kicking his head off his shoulders.]]

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* [[SinCity Miho]] ''ComicBook/SinCity'': Miho purposefully shows her back to a mob enforcer in order to enrage him enough to attack. The fight ends with [[spoiler: her kicking his head off his shoulders.]]
23rd Apr '16 4:04:38 PM Dravencour
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** The above is a MythologyGag, when we first see Virgil draw yamato in devil may cry 3, he carves a hell vanguard into several peices without even turning to face it. [[spoiler: Makes sense, since WordOfGod confirms that Nero is Virgil's son]].

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** The above is a MythologyGag, when MythologyGag. When we first see Virgil Vergil draw yamato Yamato in devil may cry 3, ''Devil May Cry 3'', he carves slices a hell vanguard Hell Vanguard into several peices pieces without even turning to face it. it, establishing himself as every bit the {{Badass}} his brother is. [[spoiler: Makes sense, since WordOfGod confirms that Nero is Virgil's Vergil's son]].
23rd Apr '16 4:01:26 PM Dravencour
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* Balalaika from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also gets in on this in the Washimine Arc. When the leader of the Washimine Clan tries to kill her by drawing a sword and attempting to kill her from behind he finds himself having been stabbed instead and with a knife at his throat. She throws in a PreMortemOneLiner, which she asks Rock to translate, just before snapping the leader's neck in a display of pure evil {{Badass}}.

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* Balalaika from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also gets in on this in the Washimine Arc. When the leader of the Washimine Clan tries to kill her by drawing a sword and attempting to kill her from behind he finds himself having been stabbed instead and with a knife at his throat. She throws in a PreMortemOneLiner, which she asks Rock to translate, just before [[NeckSnap snapping the leader's neck neck]] in a display of pure evil {{Badass}}.
23rd Apr '16 4:00:50 PM Dravencour
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* Balalaika from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also gets in on this in the Washamine Arc. When the leader of the Washamine Clan tries to kill her by drawing a sword and attempting to kill her from behind he finds himself having been stabbed instead and with a knife at his throat. She throws in a PreMortemOneLiner before killing him, which she asks Rock to translate.

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* Balalaika from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also gets in on this in the Washamine Washimine Arc. When the leader of the Washamine Washimine Clan tries to kill her by drawing a sword and attempting to kill her from behind he finds himself having been stabbed instead and with a knife at his throat. She throws in a PreMortemOneLiner before killing him, PreMortemOneLiner, which she asks Rock to translate.translate, just before snapping the leader's neck in a display of pure evil {{Badass}}.
23rd Apr '16 3:59:06 PM Dravencour
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* Subverted in the first chapter of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' Creator/GoNagai manga. Sayaka sortie in Aphrodite-A to stop a mysterious HumongousMecha is trashing the city [[spoiler:that mysterious HumongousMecha being Mazinger-Z, "piloted" by a Kouji Kabuto [[FallingIntoTheCockpit had just got on the robot and had absolutely no idea of how controlling the damned thing]].]] When she strikes it, the HumongousMecha easily withstands its attack, heaves her FemBot, throws her away... and then it turns its back towards her. Sayaka is incensed, believing that robot thinks Aphrodite is not good enough to fight and is making fun of her. Her father is worried and requests her being careful because it is a monster is dangerous even if he has its back turned to her. She gets ready to attack, when the HumongousMecha suddenly turns around... and its pilot manages to communicate with her and explain he did all that because he did not know how piloting the robot.

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* Subverted in the first chapter of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' Creator/GoNagai manga. Sayaka sortie sorties in Aphrodite-A to stop a mysterious HumongousMecha that is trashing the city [[spoiler:that mysterious HumongousMecha being Mazinger-Z, "piloted" by a Kouji Kabuto that [[FallingIntoTheCockpit had just got on gotten into the robot and had absolutely no idea of how controlling to actually control the damned thing]].]] When she strikes it, the HumongousMecha easily withstands its attack, heaves her FemBot, Aphrodite-A and throws her away... and then it turns its back towards her. Sayaka is incensed, believing that robot thinks Aphrodite is not good enough to fight and is making fun of her. Her father is worried and requests her being to be careful because it is a monster is dangerous even if he has its back turned to her. She gets ready to attack, when the HumongousMecha suddenly turns around... and its pilot Kouji manages to communicate with her and explain that he did all that because he did not know how piloting to pilot the robot.
18th Jan '16 12:11:31 PM FordPrefect
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* If DiamondDallasPage, SteveAustin or RandyOrton are showing their back to you, do not run up on them. All threes' finishers are variations of "grab opponent's head while it's over your shoulder and drop", and are in fact ''easier'' to perform when approached/grabbed from behind.

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* If DiamondDallasPage, SteveAustin or RandyOrton are showing their back to you, do not run up on them. All threes' finishers are variations three use a FinishingMove that's a variation of "grab opponent's head while it's over your shoulder and drop", and are in fact ''easier'' to perform when approached/grabbed from behind.
18th Jan '16 12:10:47 PM FordPrefect
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Used by both ChrisJericho and Wrestling/{{Christian}} in their entrances.
* If DiamondDallasPage, SteveAustin or RandyOrton are showing their back to you, do not run up on them. All threes' finishers are variations of "grab opponent's head while it's over your shoulder and drop", and are in fact ''easier'' to perform when approached/grabbed from behind.
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* Used by both ChrisJericho and Christian in their entrances.
* If DiamondDallasPage, SteveAustin or RandyOrton are showing their back to you, do not run up on them. All threes' finishers are variations of "grab opponent's head while it's over your shoulder and drop", and are in fact 'easier'' to perform when approached/grabbed from behind.
11th Jan '16 12:09:06 PM CountDorku
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* Ogres in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' are able to deliver backward kicks in combat, which makes flanking them with a rogue something of an unrewarding experience...unless your rogue considers serious bruising to be "rewarding", anyway.
6th Jan '16 8:23:14 PM nombretomado
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* The blind warrior Voldo, in the later ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur/Soul Edge]]'' games, is the only fighter in the series who can fulfill this trope. He has a full array of moves he can use with his back to an opponent, including throws, and, unlike every other member of the cast, can block attacks directed at his back (at least, as a normal part of his gameplay. Other [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard CPU-controlled]] characters who shouldn't be able to do this ''can'' in [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]).

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* The blind warrior Voldo, in the later ''[[SoulSeries ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur/Soul Edge]]'' games, is the only fighter in the series who can fulfill this trope. He has a full array of moves he can use with his back to an opponent, including throws, and, unlike every other member of the cast, can block attacks directed at his back (at least, as a normal part of his gameplay. Other [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard CPU-controlled]] characters who shouldn't be able to do this ''can'' in [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur III]]).



** See Also: Aang, whose specialty is evasion, doing this in many of his big fights: vs. Zuko in "Bato of the Water Tribe", vs. the bully kid in "The Headband," a hilarious OffhandBackhand against Sokka in "The Runnaway" [[spoiler:which foreshadows how he beats [[BigBad Ozai]] in the finale.]] The latter two he learned from [[CuteBruiser Toph]], where it's completely [[HandicappedBadass justified]] for the same reason as [[SoulSeries Voldo]] above.

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** See Also: Aang, whose specialty is evasion, doing this in many of his big fights: vs. Zuko in "Bato of the Water Tribe", vs. the bully kid in "The Headband," a hilarious OffhandBackhand against Sokka in "The Runnaway" [[spoiler:which foreshadows how he beats [[BigBad Ozai]] in the finale.]] The latter two he learned from [[CuteBruiser Toph]], where it's completely [[HandicappedBadass justified]] for the same reason as [[SoulSeries [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Voldo]] above.
4th Jan '16 4:39:19 PM nombretomado
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* The most badass version? Yoshimitsu in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series and his same-named ancestor in the SoulCalibur games. Why is it the most badass? Well, the move's English names are [[DeliberateInjuryGambit Suicide and Turning Suicide]] ...

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* The most badass version? Yoshimitsu in the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series and his same-named ancestor in the SoulCalibur ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' games. Why is it the most badass? Well, the move's English names are [[DeliberateInjuryGambit Suicide and Turning Suicide]] ...
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