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25th Apr '16 11:54:16 AM FordPrefect
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** Morpheus inverts this trope in the same scene; he breaks OUT of the wall and falls on top of the Smith agent.

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** Morpheus inverts this trope in the same scene; he breaks OUT of the wall and falls on top of the Smith agent.Agent Smith.
23rd Mar '16 5:28:55 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* In ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2]]'', Voldemort unleashes an immensely powerful spell to shatter the impenetrable magical shield protecting Hogwarts. Potent enough to crack the wand that cast it (the Elder Wand, no less) and visibly tire Voldemort, it is the single most powerful spell seen in the entire series.
16th Mar '16 2:49:00 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''Film/DeadSnow'' has an unusually [[MadeOfPlasticine squishy]] version of this, where the zombies burst through the protagonist's barriers, grab the resident GenreSavvy nerd and crush his skull.

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* ''Film/DeadSnow'' has an unusually [[MadeOfPlasticine squishy]] version of this, where the zombies burst through the protagonist's barriers, grab the resident GenreSavvy nerd and crush his skull.
8th Mar '16 5:28:12 AM MegaMarioMan
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* This is the racial ability of the Androns in ''VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}''.
7th Jan '16 7:01:27 PM Lullabee
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' example/inversion: in the TV Movie, the ''newly-regenerated Eighth Doctor'' does this in order to escape from the hospital morgue. Bonus PlayingWithATrope points for the fact that after we saw him denting the thick steel door and ultimately knocking it down... he looks kind of scared and confused and is clutching his shroud around himself like a little kid with a blanket.
7th Dec '15 2:09:12 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In Ohio Valley Wrestling there was an ongoing effort by security to keep a trespasser who called himself Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} off of the premises. When he didn't find his way in through completely unexpected entry points, this was usually the result of their attempts to block him off.[[/folder]]
24th Nov '15 8:24:52 PM jormis29
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* Sam Fisher can do this in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell Chaos Theory''.

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* Sam Fisher can do this in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell Chaos Theory''.''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory''.
13th Nov '15 9:50:46 PM Seanette
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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested this in their zombie special, using a rickety old barn like what you'd be likely to see the protagonists using in a zombie movie and seeing if a hoard of zombies could break it down. The verdict was that the normal, worn door on such a barn would barely slow the zombies down, but if the protagonists had time to [[BerserkBoardBarricade reinforce it with wood planks]], it'd successfully keep the zombies at bay(at least until they lost interest).

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested this in their zombie special, using a rickety old barn like what you'd be likely to see the protagonists using in a zombie movie and seeing if a hoard horde of zombies could break it down. The verdict was that the normal, worn door on such a barn would barely slow the zombies down, but if the protagonists had time to [[BerserkBoardBarricade reinforce it with wood planks]], it'd successfully keep the zombies at bay(at least until they lost interest).
19th Aug '15 12:50:02 PM PixelKnight
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Which leads us to this trope. Once the hero relaxes while hiding behind a wall or in a closet, and thinks the danger is past, '''''a hand will break through the wall and grab him!''''' This very effectively demonstrates that their enemy has SuperStrength and a grasp on how to use it unconventionally, as well as possibly superhuman senses. Usually, the villain will either punch the hero or ''pull them through the wall!'' Much like a CatScare ([[{{Dissimile}} if cats could jump through walls]]), the audience will be scared along with the hero.

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Which leads us to this trope. Once the hero relaxes while hiding behind a wall or in a closet, and thinks the danger is past, '''''a hand will break through the wall and grab him!''''' This very effectively demonstrates that their enemy has SuperStrength and a grasp on how to use it unconventionally, as well as possibly superhuman senses.unconventionally. Usually, the villain will either punch the hero or ''pull them through the wall!'' Much like a CatScare ([[{{Dissimile}} if cats could jump through walls]]), the audience will be scared along with the hero.
19th Aug '15 12:49:40 PM PixelKnight
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Which leads us to this trope. Once the hero relaxes while hiding behind a wall or in a closet, and thinks the danger is past, '''''a hand will break through the wall and grab him!''''' This very effectively demonstrates that their enemy has SuperStrength and a grasp on how to use it unconventionally. Usually, the villain will either punch the hero or ''pull them through the wall!'' Much like a CatScare ([[{{Dissimile}} if cats could jump through walls]]), the audience will be scared along with the hero.

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Which leads us to this trope. Once the hero relaxes while hiding behind a wall or in a closet, and thinks the danger is past, '''''a hand will break through the wall and grab him!''''' This very effectively demonstrates that their enemy has SuperStrength and a grasp on how to use it unconventionally.unconventionally, as well as possibly superhuman senses. Usually, the villain will either punch the hero or ''pull them through the wall!'' Much like a CatScare ([[{{Dissimile}} if cats could jump through walls]]), the audience will be scared along with the hero.
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