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19th Jul '16 8:10:53 AM Hydrall
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* A very real problem in any ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' game with the green shell. Miss your target and it's just as likely to come back and hit you.


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* A very real problem in any ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' game with the green shell. Miss your target and it's just as likely to come back and hit you.
5th May '16 8:35:39 AM FF32
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* ''When the Eds come across a cursed boomerang in an episode of WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', they eventually manage to throw it into the distance. It comes right back with enough force to pin them all to a tree branch. Interestingly, it was the first point in the episode where the boomerang actually returned to the thrower at all.
17th Mar '16 6:08:41 PM ObsidianFire
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* Double subverted in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''. When Sarine throws her dagger, her opponent [[GenreSavvy knew Sarine was trying this]] and blocked it with her sword. Which is why [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Sarine charged it with lightning beforehand.]]

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* Double subverted in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory''. When Sarine throws her dagger, her opponent [[GenreSavvy knew Sarine was trying this]] this and blocked it with her sword. Which is why [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Sarine charged it with lightning beforehand.]]
25th Feb '16 1:35:23 PM deimos415
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', proficient players of Captain America make use of this factor with his shield throw to set up combos; usually knowing their opponent will either try to block it or dodge it.
14th Jan '16 3:01:34 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' movie, there is the magic handaxe seized from the lycanthrope woodsman, that can come back to the thrower. Toward the end, Jakob Grimm uses it to fight the French general's aide-de-camp, and miss -- but the soldier is struck in the back by the axe returning before he could kill the hero.

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* In ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' movie, there is the magic handaxe seized from the lycanthrope woodsman, that can come back to the thrower. Toward the end, Jakob Grimm uses it to fight the French general's aide-de-camp, and miss -- but the soldier is struck in the back by the axe returning before he could can kill the hero.



* In ''Film/TheMask'', a frustrated and late for work Stanley hurls the mask out of his apartment window. Because of its magical properties, it changes direction mid-flight and returns to his apartment.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Faith hurls a construction hook at evil vampire Angelus, who easily dodges the slow-moving, dangling object and snarks about Faith's bad aim. He is about to close in for the kill when the hook shatters a covered window, releasing brilliant shafts of sunlight that separate the two.
* Discussed in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', when Cisco is testing out Bette Sans Souci's superpowers (she can touch anything and turn it into an ActionBomb). One of the items he gives her to throw is a boomerang, but Caitlin Snow wisely takes it away before Bette can try it out, pointing out that Cisco clearly DidntThinkThisThrough.



* This is a very common phenomenon in ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh TRON 2.0]]''. If you throw your disc at an enemy and miss, there is a pretty good chance it will hit the enemy on the return pass. The effect is even better with the sequencer subroutine.

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* This is a very common phenomenon in ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh TRON 2.0]]''.''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh''. If you throw your disc at an enemy and miss, there is a pretty good chance it will hit the enemy on the return pass. The effect is even better with the sequencer subroutine.



** In the [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E11CaptainAmericaVsBatman "Captain America vs. Batman"]] match, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's nails Franchise/{{Batman}} behind the head with his shield using this trick. Though it is just the warm-up phase.
** In [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E24DarthVaderVsDoctorDoom "Darth Vader vs Doctor Doom"]], toward the end of the fight, Darth Vader throws his lightsaber at Doctor Doom, who easily sidestep it. Later, though, guided by the Force, the lightsaber hits Doctor Doom in the back mid-gloating.

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** In the [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E11CaptainAmericaVsBatman "Captain America vs. Batman"]] match, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's nails Franchise/{{Batman}} behind the head with his shield using this trick.by ricocheting it against a wall. Though it is just the warm-up phase.
** In [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E24DarthVaderVsDoctorDoom "Darth Vader vs vs. Doctor Doom"]], toward the end of the fight, Darth Vader throws his lightsaber at Doctor Doom, who easily sidestep it. Later, though, guided by the Force, the lightsaber hits Doctor Doom in the back mid-gloating.



* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' #13, Rainbow Dash is playing with a boomerang on the beach, but gets distracted by the sight of genuine pirate captain and the boomerang hits her behind the head (but she completely ignores it).



* It's stated that this is likely to happen to [[Literature/{{Lensman}} Lensmen]] without the Sense of Perception who use energy weapons on the planet Trenco. Because the entire planet is so energistically charged, even sight is unreliable and energy beams have been known to enter the backs of the people who fire them. Perceivers are able to sense and correct for the distortion, knowing where the target really is and how not to shoot themselves.

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* ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'': It's stated that this is likely to happen to [[Literature/{{Lensman}} Lensmen]] Lensmen without the Sense of Perception who use energy weapons on the planet Trenco. Because the entire planet is so energistically charged, even sight is unreliable and energy beams have been known to enter the backs of the people who fire them. Perceivers are able to sense and correct for the distortion, knowing where the target really is and how not to shoot themselves.



* Discussed in ''Series/TheFlash2014'', when Cisco is testing out Bette Sans Souci's superpowers (she can touch anything and turn it into an ActionBomb). One of the items he gives her to throw is a boomerang, but Caitlin Snow wisely takes it away before Bette can try it out, pointing out that Cisco clearly DidntThinkThisThrough.



* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner''

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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'':



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Captain Boomerang sends a swarm of boomerangs flying at TheFlash, who catches them and throws them back. They turn around and fly back at him (suggesting that these boomerangs are ''so'' good that it doesn't take any skill to use them, they return whether you want them to or not). Upon seeing them going back towards him, Flash's response is a "DUH!"

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', Captain Boomerang sends a swarm of boomerangs flying at TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, who catches them and throws them back. They turn around and fly back at him (suggesting that these boomerangs are ''so'' good that it doesn't take any skill to use them, they return whether you want them to or not). Upon seeing them going back towards him, Flash's response is a "DUH!"



26th Dec '15 11:43:17 AM eroock
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3rd Nov '15 1:28:15 PM StFan
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* In ''TheMask'', a frustrated and late for work Stanley hurls the mask out of his apartment window. Because of its magical properties, it changes direction mid-flight and returns to his apartment.

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* In ''TheMask'', ''Film/TheMask'', a frustrated and late for work Stanley hurls the mask out of his apartment window. Because of its magical properties, it changes direction mid-flight and returns to his apartment.
5th Oct '15 4:53:16 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadrunner http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boomerang3.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Two for the price of one!]]



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[[caption-width-right:350:Two for the price of one!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Two for the price of one!]]
5th Oct '15 4:51:21 AM StFan
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* In Comicbook/TheMightyThor's introductory episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', "Thor the Mighty". Thor manages to hit three of the Wrecking Crew's four members by throwing his hammer. Then, he magically summons it to fly in the opposite direction, pummeling the fourth.

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* In Comicbook/TheMightyThor's introductory episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', "Thor the Mighty". Thor manages to hit three of the Wrecking Crew's four members by throwing his hammer. Then, he magically summons it to fly in the opposite direction, pummeling the fourth.
25th Aug '15 6:11:20 PM ANTMuddle
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[[caption-width-right:350:On the other hand, he gets to use it again.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:On [[caption-width-right:350:Two for the other hand, he gets to use it again.]]
price of one!]]
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