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9th Jan '18 3:52:35 PM Kadorhal
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[[caption-width-right:335:[-Well I'm quite sure that this sturdy wall will pro-'''*crash*''' '''OhCrap!'''-] ]]

Most of the time, heroes have the choice of "fight or flight" when faced with their enemies, but when that enemy is an ImplacableMan, it's really more like "momentarily inconvenience" or "'''hide''' or flight". This is why 90% of {{Slasher Movie}}s are spent (wisely) running the eff away from these menaces and hiding breathlessly in highly insecure locations.

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[[caption-width-right:335:[-Well I'm quite sure that this sturdy wall will pro-'''*crash*''' '''OhCrap!'''-] pro-'''*crash* OhCrap!'''-] ]]

Most of the time, heroes have the choice of "fight or flight" when faced with their enemies, but when that enemy is an ImplacableMan, it's really more like "momentarily inconvenience" or "'''hide''' or flight". This is why 90% of {{Slasher Movie}}s are spent (wisely) spent simply running the eff hell away from these menaces and hiding breathlessly in highly insecure locations.



** Morpheus inverts this trope in the same scene; he breaks OUT of the wall and falls on top of Agent Smith.

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** Morpheus inverts this trope in the same scene; he breaks OUT ''out'' of the wall and falls on top of Agent Smith.



* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', the ImplacableMan Mr. X has a habit of busting through walls[[note]]In a darkly hilarious moment, he'll bust into a room from the hall surrounding it to kill you, and when you take him out/run away, he'll bust OUT of the room, through ''a different wall'', to keep chasing you[[/note]]. And in one hallway, zombies can grab you through the boarded-up windows[[note]]though in this case, it's more of a CatScare, as the hands are completely harmless and will let go and recede all on their own even if you don't mash buttons to pry yourself off[[/note]].
* Happens in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' with the Witch in the opening cutscene.

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', the ImplacableMan Mr. X has a habit of introducing himself by busting through walls[[note]]In a walls. In one darkly hilarious moment, he'll bust into a room from the hall surrounding it to kill you, and when you take him out/run out or run away, he'll bust OUT back out of the room, through ''a different wall'', a ''different'' wall, to keep chasing you[[/note]]. you. And in one hallway, zombies can grab you through the boarded-up windows[[note]]though windows; in this case, however, it's more of a CatScare, as the hands are completely harmless and will let go and recede all on their own even if you don't mash buttons to pry yourself off[[/note]].
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' with the Witch in the opening cutscene.cutscene after Louis accidentally alerts her - she attempts to break through a door as Louis holds it closed, and just as he starts to calm down slightly she just punches through it.
18th Jul '17 10:57:13 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short ''Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse'', Tom has fed Jerry a potion that turns him into a super-strong mouse. To avoid him, Tom closes a door and tries to hold it shut, but Jerry breaks it down right over him (creating an ImpactSilhouette in the process). Afterward, Tom locks himself inside a metal safe, but Jerry drills a hole into the door with his fist and pulls Tom out through it.
9th Jul '17 5:35:42 PM Carraway
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* "Series/LostTapes": Happens in the Vampire episode
4th Jun '17 12:36:03 PM Kadorhal
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* Sam Fisher can do this in ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory''.

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* Sam Fisher can do this in ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory''.''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' and ''Double Agent'', albeit only with particularly thin and/or easily-punctured surfaces, like paper walls in the Japanese bathhouse level of the former and patches of ice coming up to the oil tanker in the latter.
23rd Apr '17 10:30:27 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Luke Cage does this when Kilgrave commands him to fight Jessica.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Diamondback opens fire on Luke, Misty and Claire at a medical clinic where Claire is secretly treating Luke for a gunshot wound Diamondback had given him earlier. Misty fires back, seemingly dropping Diamondback. As she goes to check, Claire and Luke begin to relax....and then Diamondback uses his arm to break the glass window and tries to grab Claire, prompting her to stab at him with the pair of scissors in her other hand.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': *''Series/TheDefenders2017'': By virtue of their superpowers, Danny Rand and Luke Cage have the ability to throw punches that break down doors.
**''Series/JessicaJones2015'':
Luke Cage does this when Kilgrave commands him to fight Jessica.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Diamondback **''Series/LukeCage2016'':
***Diamondback
opens fire on Luke, Misty and Claire at a medical clinic where Claire is secretly treating Luke for a gunshot wound Diamondback had given him earlier. Misty fires back, seemingly dropping Diamondback. As she goes to check, Claire and Luke begin to relax....and then Diamondback uses his arm to break the glass window and tries to grab Claire, prompting her to stab at him in the arm with the pair of scissors in her other hand. hand.
***Luke repeatedly uses his fists to break through walls and doors, such as giving Claire a shortcut to get to a wounded Misty during Diamondback's hostage situations.
**''Series/IronFist2017'': One of the signature scenes is when Danny uses the Iron Fist to blow open the steel door when escaping Birch Psychiatric Hospital.
16th Apr '17 7:43:51 PM PhantomRider
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*In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid,'' Kamen Rider Genm's upgraded form is zombie themed. The new TransformationSequence ends with his fist ''punching through his own special effects'' and [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou usually in the viewers' direction]], before tearing it apart and being revealed in a zombie-like pose.
8th Apr '17 10:11:42 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', Shaggy attempts to shut a door on a mummy, only for the mummy to punch right through.

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* In one episode of ''ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', Shaggy attempts to shut a door on a mummy, only for the mummy to punch right through.
7th Apr '17 12:52:38 PM BattleMaster
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* The scene from The Shining was a ShoutOut to the old silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'', which is more impressive because the villain chops through the door [[SpecialEffectsFailure using the wrong side of the axe]].
19th Jan '17 11:17:49 PM luord
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** ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' has a similar scene, only done with a machete.

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** * ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' has a similar scene, ShoutOut to the famous scene in ''Film/TheShining'', only done with a machete.
17th Nov '16 5:42:16 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Film/TheRock'', Goodspeed is trying to dodge a pair of soldiers and hides behind a really flimsy wooden wall. Cue the soldiers smashing through the wall to grab him.

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* In ''Film/TheRock'', Stanley Goodspeed is trying to dodge a pair of soldiers and hides behind a really flimsy wooden wall. Cue the soldiers smashing through the wall to grab him.


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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Luke Cage does this when Kilgrave commands him to fight Jessica.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Diamondback opens fire on Luke, Misty and Claire at a medical clinic where Claire is secretly treating Luke for a gunshot wound Diamondback had given him earlier. Misty fires back, seemingly dropping Diamondback. As she goes to check, Claire and Luke begin to relax....and then Diamondback uses his arm to break the glass window and tries to grab Claire, prompting her to stab at him with the pair of scissors in her other hand.
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