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23rd May '16 6:51:42 PM WillKeaton
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* One of modern-day super-archer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk Lars Andersen]]'s many, ''many'' [[ImprobableAimingSkills feats of bowmanship]] is catching an arrow fired at him and shooting it back, proving that the trope is physically possible (though still insanely difficult).

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* One of modern-day super-archer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk Lars Andersen]]'s Andersen's]] many, ''many'' [[ImprobableAimingSkills feats of bowmanship]] is catching an arrow fired at him and shooting it back, proving that the trope is physically possible (though still insanely difficult).
23rd May '16 6:50:40 PM WillKeaton
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* [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a technique subset concerning [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. [[CoolOldGuy Prince Iroh]] developed "Lightning Redirection", enabling a firebender to turn an attacker's lightning against them should the redirector so choose. in One of the most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] scenes has [[spoiler: Zuko catching a double-strength lightning bolt and aiming it back at his father, Firelord Ozai, who just tried to kill him with it.]]

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* [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a technique subset concerning [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. [[CoolOldGuy Prince Uncle Iroh]] developed "Lightning Redirection", enabling a firebender to turn an attacker's lightning against them should the redirector so choose. in One In one of the most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic]] scenes has [[spoiler: Zuko catching a double-strength lightning bolt and aiming it back at his father, Firelord Ozai, who just tried to kill him with it.]]
23rd May '16 6:48:27 PM WillKeaton
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** This is a MeaningfulEcho, as we saw Jack demonstrating exactly those reflexes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTeZDtpQKo right at the beginning of the movie]].

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** This is a MeaningfulEcho, as we saw Jack demonstrating exactly those reflexes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTeZDtpQKo right at the beginning of the movie]].movie.]]
23rd May '16 6:47:38 PM WillKeaton
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* In Chapter 13 of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', Vivio attempts to slip through Einhart's defense by distracting her with a volley of projectiles, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v02/c013/8.html a plan that backfires when Einhart catches the projectiles instead of blocking them, then throws them right back at Vivio while she was charging at Einhart]].

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* In Chapter 13 of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', Vivio attempts to slip through Einhart's defense by distracting her with a volley of projectiles, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_shoujo_lyrical_nanoha_vivid/v02/c013/8.html a plan that backfires when Einhart catches the projectiles instead of blocking them, then throws them right back at Vivio while she was charging at Einhart]].Einhart.]]
23rd May '16 6:47:24 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' turns this trope UpToEleven in [[WarriorPoet Akisame's]] fight with Alexander Gaidar. Gaidar throws [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/11/ an enormous bundle of rebar]] at Akisame. Akisame hurls it back at Gaidar and hits a steel girder, causing the bundle to split and the rebar to rain down on Gaidar. Gaidar uses it to [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/14/ make a pretty sculpture]], which he [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/15/ hurls at Akisame]], who catches it, [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/16-17/ reconstructs it into his own sculpture, and hurls it back]]. On second thought, UpToEleven [[SerialEscalation isn't far enough]].

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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' turns this trope UpToEleven in [[WarriorPoet Akisame's]] fight with Alexander Gaidar. Gaidar throws [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/11/ an enormous bundle of rebar]] at Akisame. Akisame hurls it back at Gaidar and hits a steel girder, causing the bundle to split and the rebar to rain down on Gaidar. Gaidar uses it to [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/14/ make a pretty sculpture]], sculpture,]] which he [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/15/ hurls at Akisame]], Akisame,]] who catches it, [[http://www.onemanga.com/Historys_Strongest_Disciple_Kenichi/274/16-17/ reconstructs it into his own sculpture, and hurls it back]]. back.]] On second thought, UpToEleven [[SerialEscalation isn't far enough]].enough.]]
23rd May '16 6:46:51 PM WillKeaton
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* In the climax of the ''Kung Fu Panda'' story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5862877/19/Making-the-Cut Making the Cut]], Jo snatches a throwing star as it is pelted at him and throws it back, [[spoiler: killing Master Montenegro.]]

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* In the climax of the ''Kung Fu Panda'' story [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5862877/19/Making-the-Cut Making the Cut]], Cut,]] Jo snatches a throwing star as it is pelted at him and throws it back, [[spoiler: killing Master Montenegro.]]



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/4/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'', Naruto's wife Xanna does this with a ''sniper round''. Justified given that she and Naruto are [[PhysicalGod functionally gods]]. Naruto, who wasn't paying attention to the sniper got hit, [[NoSell only for it to bounce off his forehead]].

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/4/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'', sister?]]'' Naruto's wife Xanna does this with a ''sniper round''. Justified given that she and Naruto are [[PhysicalGod functionally gods]]. Naruto, who wasn't paying attention to the sniper got hit, [[NoSell only for it to bounce off his forehead]].
6th May '16 4:30:48 PM DoorIntoSummer
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* Telekinesis in ''VideoGame/BioShock'' can be used like this -- grab the projectile mid-air and hurl it back. Of course, since the character in question is using psychic powers, this is a bit more plausible. An audio diary states that [[BulletCatch catching bullets]] is plenty possible [[RequiredSecondaryPowers if not for the user's slow reaction time.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BioShock2'''s online mode, one of the uses of telekinesis can be used to grab grenades shot by a launcher to fire it back at whoever shot it. This is also one of the reasons not to use the homing missile upgrade for the said weapon, because the item moves slower, making this much easier to catch.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': You can send back fireballs and other projectiles by parrying them with Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa accessory.
** The FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Father Balder]], is shown in BulletTime casually plucking bullets fired at him out of the air, pointing them at the shooter, and returning them at the same speed with a lazy poke.
* Telekinesis in ''VideoGame/BioShock'' can be used like this -- grab the projectile mid-air and hurl it back. Of course, since the character in question is using psychic powers, this is a bit more plausible. [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Testing_Telekinesis An audio diary diary]] states that [[BulletCatch catching bullets]] is plenty would be possible too, [[RequiredSecondaryPowers if not for the user's slow reaction time.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BioShock2'''s online mode, one of the uses of ways telekinesis can be used is to grab grenades shot by a launcher to fire it them back at whoever shot it.the original shooter. This is also one of the reasons not to use the homing missile upgrade for the said weapon, because the item moves slower, making this much easier to catch.



** Vergil in DMC3 shows the ability to block bullets by [[SpinToDeflectStuff spinning Yamato really quickly]]. In a cutscene, he lays the bullets down on the ground before knocking them right back.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': You can send back fireballs and other projectiles by parrying them with Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa accessory.
** The FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Father Balder]], is shown in BulletTime casually plucking bullets fired at him out of the air, pointing them at the person who shot him, and returning them at the same velocity with a lazy poke.
* Theoretically possible in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' as arrows in flight can be interacted with and ''picked up'', but to do so would require inhuman reflexes.

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** Vergil in DMC3 [=DMC3=] shows the ability to block bullets by [[SpinToDeflectStuff spinning Yamato really quickly]]. In a cutscene, he lays the bullets down on the ground before knocking them right back.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': You can send back fireballs and other projectiles by parrying them with Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa accessory.
** The FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Father Balder]], is shown in BulletTime casually plucking bullets fired at him out of the air, pointing them at the person who shot him, and returning them at the same velocity with a lazy poke.
* Theoretically possible in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'', as arrows in flight can be interacted with and ''picked up'', but to do so would require inhuman reflexes.



* In ''Momentum Missile'' base-defence flash games the player kills enemy’s units by catching and re-sending shells fired in their direction with a gravity warper.



* In ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'', one of the skills allows catching an enemy projectile (or an enemy, for that matter), then launching off of it, while whatever was caught gets thrown in the opposite direction. Often, the player has to use this to climb higher places, or to destroy otherwise indestructible terrain or enemies without recoiling poor Ori into a pit.



* Similar to the above ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' example, ''VideoGame/SamuraiGunn'' has a mechanic where any [[PainfullySlowProjectile Painfully Slow Projectiles]] fired by other players can be deflected back with a well-timed sword slash. This can happen multiple times depending on how well the timing is, and this "bullet tennis" instantly becomes hilarious.

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* Similar ''VideoGame/SamuraiGunn'', similar to the above ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' example, ''VideoGame/SamuraiGunn'' has a mechanic where any [[PainfullySlowProjectile Painfully Slow Projectiles]] fired by other players can be deflected back with a well-timed sword slash. This can happen multiple times depending on how well the timing is, and this "bullet tennis" instantly becomes hilarious.



* This is how you actually defeat both Giga Lakitu and Megahammer in ''Videogame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* This is the Baseball Boys' schtick in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''. The ones with the mitts will literally catch Yoshi's eggs and toss them back after a short delay, whereas the ones with the bats will just deflect them immediately by hitting those eggs.

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* In ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Street Fighter V]]'', M. Bison (Dictator) can do this with enemy projectiles as his V-Skill.
* This is how you actually defeat both Giga Lakitu and Megahammer are defeated in ''Videogame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* ** This is the Baseball Boys' schtick in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland''. The ones with the mitts will literally catch Yoshi's eggs and toss them back after a short delay, whereas the ones with the bats will just deflect them immediately by hitting those eggs.eggs.
** Mario could do this to Donkey Kong's Barrels in ''Videogame/DonkeyKong94''.
*** ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'' give Donkey Kong several opportunities to do this with coconuts and pineapples. In the case of the hog bosses, ''electrified'' coconuts!
** In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', it's possible, with proper timing, to catch a thrown item just before you are hit, which makes it possible to use this trope. You might not even realize you did it if things got particularly hectic until you see "Item Catcher" and "Reciprocator" among the achievements in the match. This trick is made even easier to do in Brawl, which annoys human opponents to no end.
*** One of [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]]'s abilities in ''Smash 4'' is to catch an enemy's projectile weapon, store it in his inventory and then fire it back later — [[https://youtu.be/Ov3bzwDLg3g even attacks that aren't strictly]] ''projectiles'', like Charizard's flame.



* Mario could do this to Donkey Kong's Barrels in ''Videogame/DonkeyKong94''.
* ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'' give Donkey Kong several opportunities to do this with coconuts and pineapples. In the case of the hog bosses, ''electrified'' coconuts!
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', it's possible with proper timing, to catch a thrown item by pressing A just before you are hit, which makes it possible to use this trope. You might not even realize you did it if things got particularly hectic until you see "Item Catcher" and "Reciprocator" among the achievements in the match.
** Then this trick is made even easier to do in Brawl. It also annoys human opponents to no end.
** One of [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]]'s abilities in ''Smash 4'' is to catch an enemy's projectile weapon, store it in his inventory and then fire it back later.
** [[https://youtu.be/Ov3bzwDLg3g Even attacks that aren't strictly]] ''projectiles'', like Charizard's flame.

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* Mario could do this The [[FragileSpeedster Scout]] from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' at one point was going to Donkey Kong's Barrels in ''Videogame/DonkeyKong94''.
* ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'' give Donkey Kong several opportunities
be given a baseball glove as an unlockable weapon to do this with coconuts literally catch projectiles and pineapples. In throw them back at the case enemy. This idea was soon dismissed after only a brief period of consideration, but the idea of an AttackReflector was later given to the [[PyroManiac Pyro]] in the form of the hog bosses, ''electrified'' coconuts!
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', it's possible with proper timing, to catch a thrown item by pressing A just before you are hit, which makes it possible to use this trope. You might not even realize you did it if things got particularly hectic until you see "Item Catcher" and "Reciprocator" among the achievements in the match.
** Then this trick is made even easier to do in Brawl. It also annoys human opponents to no end.
** One of [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]]'s abilities in ''Smash 4'' is to catch an enemy's projectile weapon, store it in his inventory and then fire it back later.
** [[https://youtu.be/Ov3bzwDLg3g Even attacks that aren't strictly]] ''projectiles'', like Charizard's flame.
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* The [[FragileSpeedster Scout]] from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' at one point was going to be given a baseball glove as an unlockable weapon to literally catch projectiles and throw them back at the enemy. This idea was soon dismissed after only a brief period of consideration, but the idea of an AttackReflector was later given to the [[PyroManiac Pyro]] in the form of the airblast.
* In ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'', one of the titular spirit's major abilities is Bash, letting them catch a enemy projectile (or an enemy, for that matter), then launch themself off of it, while whatever they caught goes the other way. Often, the player has to use this to climb higher, or to destroy otherwise indestructible terrain or enemies without recoiling poor Ori into a pit.
* In ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Street Fighter V]]'', M. Bison (Dictator) can do this with enemy projectiles as his V-Skill.
19th Apr '16 6:26:36 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:325: If they throw it back, you can get a good game going.]]
28th Mar '16 5:47:37 PM hullflyer
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** They also did it in ''Series/TheFlash1990''. In one episode, a scientist cloned The Flash. When someone tried to shoot it, the clone caught the bullet and threw it back at the shooter, killing him.

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** They also did it in ''Series/TheFlash1990''. In one episode, a scientist cloned The Flash. When someone tried to shoot it, the clone caught the bullet and threw it back at the shooter, killing him. In another, Barry caught several bullets fired at him from a car speeding toward him, and then threw them back, blowing out the car's tires.
7th Mar '16 2:35:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* At least once in ''WalkerTexasRanger''.

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* At least once in ''WalkerTexasRanger''.''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.
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