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24th Nov '17 2:38:04 AM StFan
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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Maomolin (the [[MegaNeko giant ghost cat]] also called [[{{Obake}} Bakeneko]]) possesses Ranma's father Genma to avoid getting beat up. However, while Ranma has a paralyzing [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fear of cats]], he has ''no problems whatsoever'' beating the crap out of his father. The ghost cat [[WhatTheHellHero screams at him about what kind of son he is to do that to his own father]] and flees to possess someone else.
** This also is a plot point in the "Evil Oni" storyline in the manga and OVA. An Oni gets released, possessing a number of characters. The Oni will vacate the body when the body is punched in the head. Ranma has no problem popping his dad, Kuno, the Priest and Ryoga in the head, but Kasumi...?

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
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Maomolin (the [[MegaNeko giant ghost cat]] also called [[{{Obake}} Bakeneko]]) possesses Ranma's father Genma to avoid getting beat up. However, while Ranma has a paralyzing [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fear of cats]], he has ''no problems whatsoever'' beating the crap out of his father. The ghost cat [[WhatTheHellHero screams at him about what kind of son he is to do that to his own father]] and flees to possess someone else.
** This also is a plot point in the "Evil Oni" storyline in the manga and OVA. An Oni gets released, possessing a number of characters. The Oni will vacate the body when the body is punched in the head. Ranma has no problem popping his dad, Kuno, Kunō, the Priest and Ryoga Ryōga in the head, but Kasumi...?



* ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'': Miroku does this in episode 132 to the [[DemonicPossession possessed village women and Sango]]. It's less extreme than most examples; it only amounts to him attaching {{Paper Talisman}}s to either the women or his fist and then punching them in the gut, forcing them to cough up the [[FetusTerrible baby salamander demons]] that were controlling them.

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* ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'': ''Manga/InuYasha'': Miroku does this in episode 132 to the [[DemonicPossession possessed village women and Sango]]. It's less extreme than most examples; it only amounts to him attaching {{Paper Talisman}}s to either the women or his fist and then punching them in the gut, forcing them to cough up the [[FetusTerrible baby salamander demons]] that were controlling them.



* UndergroundComics author Frank Stack did a series of comics starring Jesus. One strip has a man approach him with his demon-possessed brother (who just looks like a babbling fool) - Jesus tells him the only way to get them out is to make it uncomfortable for them, giving the poor guy a good whopping. Finally with one good kick the tiny demons jump out of the guy's mouth, crying "every man for himself!" Jesus grabs one and tries to get him to talk, and then tosses him to a hungry dog.

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* UndergroundComics author Frank Stack did a series of comics starring Jesus. One strip has a man approach him with his demon-possessed brother (who just looks like a babbling fool) - -- Jesus tells him the only way to get them out is to make it uncomfortable for them, giving the poor guy a good whopping. Finally with one good kick the tiny demons jump out of the guy's mouth, crying "every man for himself!" Jesus grabs one and tries to get him to talk, and then tosses him to a hungry dog.



* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'', Patty manages to free Abby from being possessed by ''bitch-slapping'' her. "''The power of Patty compels you!''"

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'', Patty manages to free Abby from being possessed by ''bitch-slapping'' her. "''The power of Patty compels you!''"



* Many exorcism rituals involve physical abuse.

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* Many exorcism rituals involve physical abuse.See, elves weren't always ''nice'' creatures -- actually for most of history [[TheFairFolk they were downright evil]]. ChangelingFantasy was ''not'' about being super-awesome because you were ''really'' the fairy king's daughter when people actually believed in it. Kids with birth defects or mentally challenged or autistic children were thought to be elf children, and the elves had taken your normal, beautiful child away from you and replaced it with their ugly, stupid one. Beating these supposed elf children -- sometimes to the point that they died -- was standard practice, because this was thought to be the only way to convince the elves to give you your normal child back.



* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-572 SCP-572: Katana of Apparent Invincibility]]. Once the Katana is removed from the victim's grasp, "all psychological effects can usually be expunged by [[DopeSlap a single swift blow to the back of the subject's head]]."



* This happened once, indirectly, in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. XANA had possessed Aelita, but [[IWantThemAlive needed her alive]] as much as the children did. To coerce XANA into releasing her, Odd shot at her repeatedly until she was an inch away from dying, at which point he surrendered.
** Note that XANA's process of extracting what he wanted from her would kill her, so the kids had nothing to lose by threatening to kill her themselves.

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* This happened happens once, indirectly, in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. XANA had has possessed Aelita, but [[IWantThemAlive needed needs her alive]] as much as the children did. do. To coerce XANA into releasing her, Odd shot shoots at her repeatedly until she was is an inch away from dying, at which point he surrendered.
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surrenders. Note that XANA's process of extracting what he wanted wants from her would kill her, so the kids had have nothing to lose by threatening to kill her themselves.



* TruthInTelevision, at one point in history. See, elves weren't always ''nice'' creatures - actually for most of history [[TheFairFolk they were downright evil]]. ChangelingFantasy was ''not'' about being super-awesome because you were ''really'' the fairy king's daughter when people actually believed in it. Kids with birth defects or mentally challenged or autistic children were thought to be elf children, and the elves had taken your normal, beautiful child away from you and replaced it with their ugly, stupid one. Beating these supposed elf children -- sometimes to the point that they died -- was standard practice, because this was thought to be the only way to convince the elves to give you your normal child back.
** And unfortunately TruthInTelevision today. Some preachers such as Michael Pearl still advise parents to beat the crap out of their kids on the excuse that insubordinate or bratty behavior is caused by demons. Unfortunately, children have died from these practices, even [[http://dish.hellomamas.com/index.php/tragic-death-of-13-year-old-triggers-child-discipline-debate-where-do-we-draw-the-line/ as recently as 2011]].

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* TruthInTelevision, at one point in history. See, elves weren't always ''nice'' creatures - actually for most of history [[TheFairFolk they were downright evil]]. ChangelingFantasy was ''not'' about being super-awesome because you were ''really'' the fairy king's daughter when people actually believed in it. Kids with birth defects or mentally challenged or autistic children were thought to be elf children, and the elves had taken your normal, beautiful child away from you and replaced it with their ugly, stupid one. Beating these supposed elf children -- sometimes to the point that they died -- was standard practice, because this was thought to be the only way to convince the elves to give you your normal child back.
** And unfortunately
Many exorcism rituals involve physical abuse.
* Ufortunately
TruthInTelevision today. Some preachers such as Michael Pearl still advise parents to beat the crap out of their kids on the excuse that insubordinate or bratty behavior is caused by demons. Unfortunately, children have died from these practices, even [[http://dish.hellomamas.com/index.php/tragic-death-of-13-year-old-triggers-child-discipline-debate-where-do-we-draw-the-line/ as recently as 2011]].
20th Nov '17 10:54:50 AM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 2010 story arc]]'' "Death and the Family", super-villain Insect Queen has possessed ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s surrogate aunt ''ComicBook/LanaLang''. In order to free Lana and force Insect Queen to get out of her body, Supergirl lays an impressive beatdown on her.
20th Jul '17 9:36:43 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Black Widow:''' Cognitive recalibration. I hit your head really hard.

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-->'''Black Widow:''' Cognitive recalibration. I hit your head you really hard.hard in the head.
17th Jun '17 12:27:55 PM EDP
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** In the manga Sailor Venus eventually starts exorcising possessed people by hitting them with her chain. She also enacts this trope by accident during the Exam Battle: while she exorcised Rei with her own Shinto exorcism technique consisting in applying an ''[[PaperTalisman ofuda]]'' (also Rei's), she was so surprised by the possessed Rei trying to kiss her she [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom slapped the talisman on her face with enough strength to send her flying]].
11th Jun '17 7:34:07 PM Classified
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* Several seasons of ''Series/KamenRider'' have had Riders rescue hostages from inside the MonsterOfTheWeek using violence.
** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Kazari's Yummies]] form around their host, forcing OOO to use finesse to extract them before [[FinishingMove finishing the Yummy off.]]
** In the later arcs of ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'', the Roidmudes develop the means to [[FusionDance fuse]] with a WillingChanneler. Shinnosuke's tech support tunes his weapons to destroy the Roidmude without hurting the human.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the Bugsters start off as an infection inside a human being, rapidly [[MakeMyMonsterGrow growing into a massive monster]] with the patient inside. The Riders' SuperDeformed Level 1 forms are [[MultiformBalance designed specifically to separate a Bugster from the patient.]]
17th Apr '17 1:13:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* In [[GoldenAxe Golden Axe III]], you choose one or two of four available characters, the rest will become level bosses wich you have to beat. They're said to have been cursed by [[BigBad Death Adder]], and once you beat them, they become normal again. They won't join you, though, since we're in a BeatEmUp, not a Role-Playing Game.

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* In [[GoldenAxe [[VideoGame/GoldenAxe Golden Axe III]], you choose one or two of four available characters, the rest will become level bosses wich you have to beat. They're said to have been cursed by [[BigBad Death Adder]], and once you beat them, they become normal again. They won't join you, though, since we're in a BeatEmUp, not a Role-Playing Game.
1st Apr '17 2:10:20 PM totoofze47
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* A variation in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' - The best and only permanent way to get rid of curses in the setting is to beat the crap out of the person who ''placed'' the curse. You also beat a powerful curse out of one of your own party members.

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* A variation in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' - The best and only permanent way to get rid of curses in the setting is to beat the crap out of the person who ''placed'' the curse. You [[spoiler:King Trode and Medea's curse not being lifted after Dhoulmagus gets his ass handed to him is the party's first clue that he's not the real BigBad of this story]]You also beat a powerful curse out of one of your own party members.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', full stop. Anything affected by dark magic, up to and including Princess Zelda herself, can be fixed with a good butt-whupping.
** Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'', where you can't attack Veran when she's possessing someone because doing so would [[GameplayAndStorySegregation supposedly]] only hurt her host. Defeating Veran when she's possessing Nayru [[spoiler:and later, Queen Ambi]] requires shooting [[AchillesHeel Mystery Seeds]] at her and to remove Veran's spirit from her body, and then switching places with Veran to attack her before she can repossess her host.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', full stop. Anything affected by dark magic, up to and including Princess Zelda herself, can be fixed with a good butt-whupping.
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butt-whupping. There's only one subversion in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'', where you can't attack Veran when she's possessing someone because doing so would [[GameplayAndStorySegregation supposedly]] only hurt her host. Defeating Veran when she's possessing Nayru [[spoiler:and later, Queen Ambi]] requires shooting [[AchillesHeel Mystery Seeds]] at her and to remove Veran's spirit from her body, and then switching places with Veran to attack her before she can repossess her host.



* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', you are attacked by [[spoiler:former partner Jill Valentine]], who is under the influence of a mind control device (which is attached to the chest, naturally). Administering a beating is [[AvertedTrope a bad idea]], since if you do too much damage to her, you'll accidentally kill her. Instead, you have to work with your partner to hold her still while one of you tries to pry off the device.

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', Suberted in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'': at one point you are attacked by [[spoiler:former partner Jill Valentine]], who is under the influence of a mind control device (which is attached to the chest, naturally). Administering a beating is [[AvertedTrope a bad idea]], since if you do too much damage to her, you'll accidentally kill her. Instead, you have to work with your partner to hold her still while one of you tries to pry off the device.


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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has Tret the Holy Tree, who's been driven to mad UnstoppableRage due to Psynergy Stones falling from the sky. Only when Isaac and his friends hand him his ass does he return to his senses.
4th Mar '17 1:44:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''PennyArcadeAdventures'', characters can get brainwashed and attack their own team. Either you wait until they're damaged, or hit them yourself--they take far less damage and are cured instantly.

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* In ''PennyArcadeAdventures'', ''VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures'', characters can get brainwashed and attack their own team. Either you wait until they're damaged, or hit them yourself--they take far less damage and are cured instantly.
31st Jan '17 12:08:23 AM PhantomRider
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*In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier,'' dealing a 'mon enough damage causes their data to be revealed in the form of a glowing ring of barcode-lines, which can be taken away, costing the loser power-ups, but also purifying victims of TheCorruption.[[note]]Your core is protected from this; even after ''fatal'' damage you revert to a digi-egg and can hatch again like in the original series. This series is LighterAndSofter than its predecessor, which introduced the idea of taking your opponent's data - in ''Tamers,'' AllDeathsFinal applied whether data was taken by the winner or not![[/note]] A lot of villains, all the way up to [[spoiler: the BigBad for the first half of the series, once he regenerates]], are much friendlier after a sound thrashing made them able to be purified.



* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and all following series), this was typically the way to free people who had been turned into monsters by the BigBad's evil spells (and thankfully so, otherwise the Rangers would have unwittingly killed Kat). When the transformation had been done by means other than a direct spell the Rangers had to seek alternate cures.

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* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and all following series), this was typically the way to free people who had been turned into monsters the MonsterOfTheWeek by the BigBad's evil spells (and thankfully so, otherwise the Rangers would have unwittingly killed Kat). When the transformation had been done by means other than a direct spell the Rangers had to seek alternate cures.
13th Jan '17 2:22:19 PM Stealth
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** And unfortunately TruthInTelevision today. Some preachers such as Michael Pearl still advise parents to beat the crap out of their kids on the excuse that insubordinate or bratty behavior is caused by demons.

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** And unfortunately TruthInTelevision today. Some preachers such as Michael Pearl still advise parents to beat the crap out of their kids on the excuse that insubordinate or bratty behavior is caused by demons. Unfortunately, children have died from these practices, even [[http://dish.hellomamas.com/index.php/tragic-death-of-13-year-old-triggers-child-discipline-debate-where-do-we-draw-the-line/ as recently as 2011]].
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