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23rd Apr '17 11:56:54 AM merotoker
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* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhUqPG4g1gU commercial for the 2014 Nissan Rogue]] opens on a city being terrorized by [[RuleOfFunny a horde of living snowmen]].[[note]]A [[VisualPun literal "snowpocalypse"]] perhaps?[[/note]] One driver [[DynamicEntry bursts in with his Nissan]] and proceeds to [[RammingAlwaysWorks run over]] [[FoeTossingCharge several snowmen]] before rescuing a bunch of stranded citizens and driving off.

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* A [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhUqPG4g1gU com/watch?v=K-BcdfMyf5s commercial for the 2014 Nissan Rogue]] opens on a city being terrorized by [[RuleOfFunny a horde of living snowmen]].[[note]]A [[VisualPun literal "snowpocalypse"]] perhaps?[[/note]] One driver [[DynamicEntry bursts in with his Nissan]] and proceeds to [[RammingAlwaysWorks run over]] [[FoeTossingCharge several snowmen]] before rescuing a bunch of stranded citizens and driving off.



* In ''Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventure}}'' . [[spoiler: DIO infamously uses a steamroller in stopped time to attempt to kill Jotaro during the final battle in Stardust Crusaders.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventure}}'' .''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' . [[spoiler: DIO infamously uses a steamroller in stopped time to attempt to kill Jotaro during the final battle in Stardust Crusaders.]]



* ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'': After a messy fight with his new friend Jesse and seemingly parting ways for good, Cassidy learns that Jesse's life is in danger and tries to save him by ramming his pick-up truck into the [[BadassLongcoat Saint]] [[ImplacableMan of]] [[NighInvulnerable Killers]] at full speed. The Saint ''[[NoSell doesn't even flinch]]''.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'': After a messy fight with his new friend Jesse and seemingly parting ways for good, Cassidy learns that Jesse's life is in danger and tries to save him by ramming his pick-up truck into the [[BadassLongcoat Saint]] [[ImplacableMan of]] [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability Killers]] at full speed. The Saint ''[[NoSell doesn't even flinch]]''.



* ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'': Elsa Bloodstone provides an excellent example when she drives her jeep into the face of an eight-foot car-eating cyborg. [[StuffBlowingUp Then she blows it up]].

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* ''Comicbook/{{Nextwave}}'': Elsa Bloodstone ComicBook/ElsaBloodstone provides an excellent example when she drives her jeep into the face of an eight-foot car-eating cyborg. [[StuffBlowingUp Then she blows it up]].



* Long before ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', [[Comicbook/XMen Psylocke]] had the bright idea of driving a truck into the Juggernaut. It barely even slowed him down, but ripping open the cab left him a sitting duck for her psychic attack.

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* Long before ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', [[Comicbook/XMen Psylocke]] Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} had the bright idea of driving a truck into the Juggernaut. It barely even slowed him down, but ripping open the cab left him a sitting duck for her psychic attack.



* ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'' series: In one of the installments ''A Child's Innocence'', [[spoiler: [[ActionGirl Mikaela Banes]] hotwires a police car, backs into a Decepticon and then drives it up a piece of debris used as a ramp, getting out at the last moment, the car then goes into the air and then lands on another Decepticon.]]

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* ''Fanfic/BlackCrayons'' series: In one of the installments ''A Child's Innocence'', [[spoiler: [[ActionGirl Mikaela Banes]] hotwires a police car, backs into a Decepticon and then drives it up a piece of debris used as a ramp, getting out at the last moment, the car then goes into the air and then lands on another Decepticon.]]Decepticon]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' features a literal version of this trope, when super-spy Finn [=McMissile=] uses martial arts to attack a group of thugs... while standing in front of a sign advertising "carate" and "car-fu" lessons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' features a literal version of this trope, when super-spy Finn [=McMissile=] uses martial arts to attack a group of thugs... while standing in front of a sign advertising "carate" and "car-fu" lessons.



* Stitch in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch" uses a blue Volkswagen Bug as a club when fighting Jumba.

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* Stitch in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch" ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' uses a blue Volkswagen Bug as a club when fighting Jumba.



* In Creator/JackieChan movie ''Mr. Nice Guy'', the eponymous hero destroys the [[TheMafia mob boss's]] mansion and large collection of expensive cars and scatters his army of {{Mooks}} with a ''one hundred and twenty ton dump truck''.

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* In the Creator/JackieChan movie ''Mr. Nice Guy'', the eponymous hero destroys the [[TheMafia mob boss's]] mansion and large collection of expensive cars and scatters his army of {{Mooks}} with a ''one hundred and twenty ton dump truck''.



* In ''Film/ForrestGump'' a group of high school students decide they want to run Forrest over with their pickup because he's stupid. Fortunately, Forrest figures out he can cut across a nearby field, which ends up getting him a football scholarship to the University of Alabama. Small point: Forrest is a InspirationallyDisadvantaged. His classmates are "stupid." "Stupid is as stupid does," after all.

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* In ''Film/ForrestGump'' a group of high school students decide they want to run Forrest over with their pickup because he's stupid. Fortunately, Forrest figures out he can cut across a nearby field, which ends up getting him a football scholarship to the University of Alabama. Small point: Forrest is a InspirationallyDisadvantaged. His classmates are "stupid." "Stupid is as stupid does," after all.



*** The Winter Soldier gets the [[IncrediblyLamePun black belt]] in car fu for the sequence where he tosses [[spoiler:Agent Sitwell]] out of the protagonists' car into an oncoming truck, then disables their car by yanking out the steering wheel through the windshield, at which point it gets rammed from behind by another truck driven by his support team.

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*** The Winter Soldier gets the [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} black belt]] in car fu for the sequence where he tosses [[spoiler:Agent Sitwell]] out of the protagonists' car into an oncoming truck, then disables their car by yanking out the steering wheel through the windshield, at which point it gets rammed from behind by another truck driven by his support team.



* Late in ''Film/RedEye'', [[spoiler:when Lisa makes it home to where her father is unknowingly being held hostage ''before'' the villain could make either of his calls to his assassin -- whether to to off Mr. Reisert or back off -- "Mr. Killer" apparently realizes something has gone wrong and goes for his gun; Lisa realizes there's no time for anything else and does this.]]

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* Late in ''Film/RedEye'', [[spoiler:when Lisa makes it home to where her father is unknowingly being held hostage ''before'' the villain could make either of his calls to his assassin -- whether to to off Mr. Reisert or back off -- "Mr. Killer" apparently realizes something has gone wrong and goes for his gun; Lisa realizes there's no time for anything else and does this.]]this]].



* Wrestling/BobbyLashley tried to crush Fit Finlay with a car during a brawl that went out of control on Smackdown. This being Lashley, he grabbed the car and turned it over. Finlay moved, but didn't want to continue the brawl after seeing that.

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* Wrestling/BobbyLashley tried to crush Fit Finlay with a car during a brawl that went out of control on Smackdown.''Wrestling/WWESmackDown''. This being Lashley, he grabbed the car and turned it over. Finlay moved, but didn't want to continue the brawl after seeing that.



* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' tracks were designed to be completed as [[RacingGame straight auto races]], demolition derbies, or competitive genocides on squishy pedestrians. Since the last option extended race time potentially indefinitely, permitting [[WideOpenSandbox broader map exploration]] and [[OneHundredPercentCompletion collection of all cash and point bonuses]], it became the more popular but less challenging choice.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' tracks were designed to be completed as [[RacingGame straight auto races]], demolition derbies, or competitive genocides on squishy pedestrians. Since the last option extended race time potentially indefinitely, permitting [[WideOpenSandbox broader map exploration]] and [[OneHundredPercentCompletion [[HundredPercentCompletion collection of all cash and point bonuses]], it became the more popular but less challenging choice.



** Another example can be found [[spoiler: later on when the Mako is driven through a miniature mass relay in a cutscene. It plows through a couple of geth mooks before stopping.]]

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** Another example can be found [[spoiler: later on when the Mako is driven through a miniature mass relay in a cutscene. It plows through a couple of geth mooks before stopping.]]stopping]].



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', an easy way of taking out enemy {{Mooks}} is by simply [[RammingAlwaysWorks running into them]] while riding on Epona in the midst of a gallop.
** An even better ''Zelda'' example is how in both ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''Majora's Mask'', not only can you run into enemies with Epona, but while riding her you're ''invincible''.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', an easy way of taking out enemy {{Mooks}} is by simply [[RammingAlwaysWorks running into them]] while riding on Epona in the midst of a gallop.
** An even better ''Zelda'' example is how in both ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''Majora's Mask'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', not only can you run into enemies with Epona, but while riding her you're ''invincible''.



* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' features cars as the most powerful zombie-killing tools in the mall. They're more or less required if you want to get Zombie Genocider - 53,594 splatters on your windshield in less than 6 hours!
** Promotional trailers for [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 the sequel]] show Chuck Greene heading into a zombie mob riding a dirt bike -- ''with running chainsaws strapped to the handlebars''.

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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' features cars as the most powerful zombie-killing tools in the mall. They're more or less required if you want to get Zombie Genocider - 53,594 splatters on your windshield in less than 6 hours!
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hours! Promotional trailers for [[VideoGame/DeadRising2 the sequel]] show showed Chuck Greene heading into a zombie mob riding a dirt bike -- ''with running chainsaws strapped to the handlebars''.



** Dio Brando also effortlessly tries to squish Jotaro under an steamroller. While time was frozen, no less.

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** Dio Brando also effortlessly tries to squish Jotaro under an a steamroller. While time was frozen, no less.



** Also, [[http://www.comicvine.com/homage-covers/4015-43734/images/?tag=Action+Comics+1 any homage to the cover of his first appearance]], ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #1. In that case he's shaking the villains out of their car and smashing it.

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** Also, [[http://www.comicvine.com/homage-covers/4015-43734/images/?tag=Action+Comics+1 [[https://comicvine.gamespot.com/homage-covers/4015-43734/images/?tag=Action%20Comics%20%231 any homage to the cover of his first appearance]], ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' #1. In that case he's shaking the villains out of their car and smashing it.



* Captain Falcon's [[LimitBreak Final Smash]], the ''Blue Falcon'' in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl''.

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* Captain Falcon's [[LimitBreak Final Smash]], the ''Blue Falcon'' in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.



* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''. [[MagicAndPowers If you]] [[SuperStrength can lift]] [[PsychicPowers a car]], it is [[NighInvulnerable very]] [[MadeOfIron likely]] [[InvulnerableKnuckles that]] ''[[RequiredSecondaryPowers you]]'' can [[LampshadeHanging hit harder]] than a steel frame and fiberglass panels. Not to mention it's someone's transport you are smashing, and might get you sued as a result. [[MetronomicManMashing Slam baddies into the ground instead]], there's six and a half sextillion tons of rock below and it's owned by the city more often than not.

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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''. [[MagicAndPowers If you]] [[SuperStrength can lift]] [[PsychicPowers a car]], it is [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability very]] [[MadeOfIron likely]] [[InvulnerableKnuckles that]] ''[[RequiredSecondaryPowers you]]'' can [[LampshadeHanging hit harder]] than a steel frame and fiberglass panels. Not to mention it's someone's transport you are smashing, and might get you sued as a result. [[MetronomicManMashing Slam baddies into the ground instead]], there's six and a half sextillion tons of rock below and it's owned by the city more often than not.



** Then MODOK makes use of telekinesis to try pushing a street sweeper into Iron Man, who just catch it and throws it back at MODOK's face.

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** Then MODOK ComicBook/{{MODOK}} makes use of telekinesis to try pushing a street sweeper into Iron Man, who just catch catches it and throws it back at MODOK's M.O.D.O.K.'s face.
7th Apr '17 11:14:10 PM DialgaX
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* There are [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3800644/Police-Man-hit-alleged-robber-car-drive-ATM.html quite]] [[http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/16/armed-robbery-victim-hits-the-gas-and-runs-over-suspect-but-it-gets-much-worse-for-the-gunman/ a]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3445009/Carjacker-17-critical-condition-having-ARM-ripped-trying-rob-man-met-Craigslist.html number]] of cases where a [[MuggingTheMonster a robbery victim]] runs over their robber.
24th Mar '17 6:08:01 PM sirboulevard
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** The proud tradition continutes in VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda with its Nomad rover, despite the Nomad being (a) unarmed, (b) lightweight and high off the ground meaning most people won't even be killed if hit by it, and (c) ''an exploratory rover not rated for combat'' Ryder ''still tries to and enjoys it.''
---> '''Ryder:''' "Speed bump!"
21st Mar '17 4:43:02 PM Hjortron18
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** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'':
*** During the convergence, Ian lifts a Mini and throws it on a pack of Dark Elves that was about to attack Darcy.
21st Mar '17 4:38:41 PM Hjortron18
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*** During the convergence, Ian lifts a Mini throw and throws it on a pack of Dark Elves that was about to attack Darcy.

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*** During the convergence, Ian lifts a Mini throw and throws it on a pack of Dark Elves that was about to attack Darcy.
21st Mar '17 4:35:28 PM Hjortron18
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** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'':
*** During the convergence, Ian lifts a Mini throw and throws it on a pack of Dark Elves that was about to attack Darcy.
17th Mar '17 5:26:23 PM infernape612
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* In cases of people who are extremely Anxious about driving, their Anxiety stems from the fear that they will accidentally kill someone.

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* In cases of people who are extremely Anxious anxious about driving, their Anxiety anxiety stems from the fear that they will accidentally kill someone.
9th Mar '17 7:04:36 AM Nyperold
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* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'' features both the standard run-the-baddie over and club/thrown varieties.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'' features both You can employ the standard run-the-baddie over normal "run-into-someone" version in ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'', provided you account for the dodging that gang members tend to do. This is one way to increase your Driving skill, and club/thrown varieties.provided you also don't run into too many civilians, improve your rank. (See also the "Superpowered Car Fu variation" section.)



* In ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'', not only can you run gangsters down with your vehicle, but by bulking up your strength, you can progressively throw a car door, a car, and a semi at enemies. There's an achievement gained for killing gangsters with a giant bronze globe, a la Atlas.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'', not only can you run gangsters down with your vehicle, but by bulking up your strength, you can progressively throw a car door, a car, and a semi at enemies. There's an achievement gained for killing gangsters with enemies... thereby gaining more strength, to a giant bronze globe, a la Atlas.degree.
4th Mar '17 9:28:13 AM Euodiachloris
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* ''Film/JamesBond'':

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* ''Film/JamesBond'':''Film/JamesBond'': All Bond films involve some Car-Fu, or, heck, Tank-, Tain-, Fork Lift- or Helicopter-Fu. In short: vehicles wind up as weapons, not just getting weapons attached to them. Some are, admittedly, more awesome, balletic or just plain ironically deconstructive than others. Most are riffs on an ambitious ChaseScene which turns into an UnconventionalVehicleChase via [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatism]]. Here are a few highlights:-
21st Feb '17 12:18:59 AM Thunderchin
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' has an entire scene of CarFu as its opening gambit. He first stops a fleeing motorcyclist with the side of his Chevelle, then after recovering his Mustang, goes on a killing spree with it. Notable moments include a rare case of ToyotaTripwire with a moving vehicle and using a J-turn to ''fucking launch a guy into a concrete pillar''.
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