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11th Nov '16 8:24:30 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Well, fiddlesticks. Looks like the someone's trying to kill the [[NominalImportance named character]] with some kind of projectile weapon. Arrows, bullets, throwing knives. And just to make things worse, the character in question is unarmed. How on Earth can they defend themselves from such a vicious onslaught?

Simple, really. Stretch out that hand, grab the weapon that's being hurled, and fling it straight back to the attacker! That'll teach anybody to try and screw around with long range combat. After all, everybody knows that [[HeroesPreferSwords close range weapons are way cooler]].

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Well, fiddlesticks. Looks like the someone's trying to kill the [[NominalImportance named character]] attacked with some kind of a projectile weapon. Arrows, bullets, throwing knives. And just to make things worse, the character in question is unarmed. How on Earth can they defend themselves from such a vicious onslaught?

onslaught? Simple, really. Stretch out that hand, grab the weapon that's being hurled, and fling it straight back to the attacker! That'll teach anybody to try and screw around with long range combat. After all, everybody knows that [[HeroesPreferSwords close range weapons are way cooler]].\n



** In Season 2, [[BigBad Zoom]] pulls this off on a ''[[BeyondTheImpossible lightning bolt thrown by Barry]]''.

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** In Season 2, [[BigBad Zoom]] pulls this off on a ''[[BeyondTheImpossible ''[[UpToEleven lightning bolt thrown by Barry]]''.
6th Nov '16 11:11:44 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "Guido the Jinx", Willie manages to catch a grenade that is thrown at him by a group of mercenaries and toss it back before it explodes.
4th Nov '16 3:40:47 PM trumpetmarietta
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** In Season 2, [[BigBad Zoom]] pulls this off on a ''[[BeyondTheImpossible lightning bolt thrown by Barry]]''.
2nd Nov '16 8:22:51 PM BleuZetto
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*** Monks also get this as a class ability in 5E; they can use Ki to reduce the damage of incoming ranged weapon attacks, and can chuck them back if they reduce the damage to 0.
20th Oct '16 11:23:34 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Stealth Symphony'', this is protagonist Jig's main ability, and for much of the series, his ''only'' ability. He has a backpack that automatically intercepts any malicious attack aimed at him, absorbs it, and returns its equivalent at double the power back at the attacker. Because it's a MorphWeapon, this even extends to non-projectile attacks, where it catches the attacker's fists, sword, or anything else and morphs into a bigger version of whatever was intended to attack Jig with. That being said, it functions exactly according to the rules: It will not react to attacks done ''without'' malicious intent (such as computer-automated weaponry), as well as attacks not targeted at Jig in which Jig happens to be in the way. While these abilities are devastating early on, Jig is soon overpowered by opponents using this LoopholeAbuse on him.
18th Oct '16 2:09:10 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
15th Aug '16 4:20:45 PM PixelKnight
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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]] 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).difficult and pretty much impossible in actual combat).
10th Aug '16 4:17:50 PM NotThisThing
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* ''Film/{{Matilda}}'' does this with a carrot and telekinesis.



* ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' does this with a carrot and telekinesis.
6th Aug '16 5:13:58 PM siberia82
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[-[[caption-width-right:325:If they throw it back, you can get a good game going.]]]-

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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Magneto catches and then reverses a barrage of missiles. Sebastian Shaw's ability to absorb and release energy is also a form of this.

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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
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Magneto catches and then reverses a barrage of missiles. missiles.
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Sebastian Shaw's ability to absorb and release energy is also a form of this.this.
** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'': During their climactic fight, Deadpool catches one of Ajax's axes and tosses it back at him.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Storm generates strong winds to launch a car towards the X-Men. Beast is able to slow it down slightly, twirls the car around with its remaining momentum, and then hurls it back towards her with his SuperStrength. [[spoiler:Storm would've been crushed to death if Psylocke didn't arrive in the nick of time to cut the car in half.]]
4th Aug '16 6:55:15 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* You can deflect missiles in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' with a gravity hammer -- ''if'' you're extremely skilled or lucky.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' Forerunner Watchers can catch your grenades and send them back.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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You can deflect missiles in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' with a gravity hammer -- ''if'' you're extremely skilled or lucky.
** In The Promethean Watchers, introduced in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' Forerunner Watchers 4}}'', can catch your grenades and send them back.
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