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14th Jun '17 10:40:33 AM MrUnderhill
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief does this with the Covenant bomb that was going to blow up the ''Cairo,'' using it to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard blow up a Covenant capital ship]] instead. For bonus points, he [[RidingTheBomb rides with the bomb]] in zero-G to make sure it returns to sender.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief does this with the Covenant bomb that was going to blow up the ''Cairo,'' using it to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard blow up a Covenant capital ship]] instead. For bonus points, Additionally, he [[RidingTheBomb rides with the bomb]] in zero-G to make sure it returns to sender.
14th Jun '17 10:37:13 AM MrUnderhill
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief does this with the Covenant bomb that was going to blow up the ''Cairo,'' using it to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard blow up a Covenant capital ship]] instead. For bonus points, he [[RidingTheBomb rides with the bomb]] in zero-G to make sure it returns to sender.
29th May '17 3:34:06 PM StFan
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* 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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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 [[spoiler:killing Master Montenegro.]]



[[folder:Comics]]
* Comicbook/{{Bamse}} has done it with cannonballs. He is superstrong, but how he can be ''fast'' enough isn't explained.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin tries to surprise Susie by throwing a snowball at her in springtime (he kept it in the freezer since last winter). He misses and the snowball harmlessly breaks apart on the sidewalk, and as he curses his luck, Susie scoops up the snow, shapes it back into a snowball, and hits him with it. Calvin responds, "The irony of this is just sickening."
** He tries to chuck a pine cone at her in another strip, only for it to be returned at bullet-like speed. Cut to Susie, coming home in full kit from a lacrosse game.
* Typhoid Mary, one of Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s more crazed foes, managed to deflect a bullet with a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], manipulating its path of flight in order to hit the guy who shot at her. ''While singing''.

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[[folder:Comics]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/{{Bamse}} ComicBook/{{Bamse}} has done it with cannonballs. He is superstrong, but how he can be ''fast'' enough isn't explained.
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin tries to surprise Susie by throwing a snowball at her in springtime (he kept it in the freezer since last winter). He misses and the snowball harmlessly breaks apart on the sidewalk, and as he curses his luck, Susie scoops up the snow, shapes it back into a snowball, and hits him with it. Calvin responds, "The irony of this is just sickening."
** He tries to chuck a pine cone at her in another strip, only for it to be returned at bullet-like speed. Cut to Susie, coming home in full kit from a lacrosse game.
* Typhoid Mary, one of Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s more crazed foes, managed to deflect a bullet with a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]], manipulating its path of flight in order to hit the guy who shot at her. ''While singing''.



* [[Comicbook/NewMutants Dani Moonstar]], in an issue where she was temporarily empowered as a Valkyrie, did this with a missile fired at her from a fighter jet.

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* [[Comicbook/NewMutants ''Comicbook/NewMutants'': Dani Moonstar]], Moonstar, in an issue where she was temporarily empowered as a Valkyrie, did this with a missile fired at her from a fighter jet.



* Basically [[ComicBook/XMen Bishop's]] mutant power -- he's able to absorb pretty much any energy directed against him, then redirect it as kinetic energy.
** Rachel Summers was shot at by a anti-mutant bigot. As she did this maneuver, she pointed out how stupid it was to think he could ambush a telepath, or that bullets would work against a telekinetic. [[spoiler: Fortunately for the bigot, Magneto (who was reformed at the time) "caught" the bullet with his own powers.]]
* ''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.
* ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' [[https://garfield.com/comic/1978/10/01 once did this]] to a man throwing a flowerpot at him.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
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Basically [[ComicBook/XMen Bishop's]] Bishop's mutant power -- he's able to absorb pretty much any energy directed against him, then redirect it as kinetic energy.
** Rachel Summers was shot at by a anti-mutant bigot. As she did this maneuver, she pointed out how stupid it was to think he could ambush a telepath, or that bullets would work against a telekinetic. [[spoiler: Fortunately [[spoiler:Fortunately for the bigot, Magneto (who was reformed at the time) "caught" the bullet with his own powers.]]
* ''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.
* ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' [[https://garfield.com/comic/1978/10/01 once did this]] to a man throwing a flowerpot at him.
]]



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Ronin does one of these in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''. Can be seen at about 1:38 in the second trailer.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', [[spoiler: Po uses this to destroy [[BigBad Lord Shen]]'s cannon ships by catching their cannonballs and throwing them back at them.]]
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Ashitaka pulls this off but he loads the arrow into his bow rather than throwing it. It's justified in that his arm was cursed with a demon (giving him super strength and reflexes).
* In the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Prince Derek plays a training game called Catch-And-Fire, where he catches an arrow fired at him and shoots the same (or a different) target all in one motion. Naturally, [[ChekhovsSkill he has to use it for real in the Climax]].

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Ronin does one of these in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''. Can be seen at about 1:38 in the second trailer.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', [[spoiler: Po uses this
''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** Calvin tries
to destroy [[BigBad Lord Shen]]'s cannon ships surprise Susie by catching their cannonballs and throwing them a snowball at her in springtime (he kept it in the freezer since last winter). He misses and the snowball harmlessly breaks apart on the sidewalk. As he curses his luck, Susie scoops up the snow, shapes it back at them.]]
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Ashitaka pulls
into a snowball, and hits him with it. Calvin responds, "The irony of this off but he loads is just sickening."
** He tries to chuck a pine cone at her in another strip, only for it to be returned at bullet-like speed. Cut to Susie, coming home in full kit from a lacrosse game.
* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "Guido
the arrow into his bow rather than Jinx", Willie manages to catch a grenade that is thrown at him by a group of mercenaries and toss it back before it explodes.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[https://garfield.com/comic/1978/10/01 once did this]] to a man
throwing it. It's justified in that his arm was cursed with a demon (giving him super strength and reflexes).
* In the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Prince Derek plays a training game called Catch-And-Fire, where he catches an arrow fired
flowerpot at him and shoots the same (or a different) target all in one motion. Naturally, [[ChekhovsSkill he has to use it for real in the Climax]].him.



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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, [[RuleOfFunny which swallows the missile, then spits it back]] and blows up the rebel.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]Animation]]
* Ronin does one of these in ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''. Can be seen at about 1:38 in the second trailer.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', [[spoiler: Po uses this to destroy [[BigBad Lord Shen]]'s cannon ships by catching their cannonballs and throwing them back at them.]]
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Ashitaka pulls this off but he loads the arrow into his bow rather than throwing it. It's justified in that his arm was cursed with a demon (giving him super strength and reflexes).
* In the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Prince Derek plays a training game called Catch-And-Fire, where he catches an arrow fired at him and shoots the same (or a different) target all in one motion. Naturally, [[ChekhovsSkill he has to use it for real in the Climax]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'': During their climactic fight, Deadpool catches one of Ajax's axes and tosses it back at him.

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** ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'': ''Film/Deadpool2016'': During their climactic fight, Deadpool catches one of Ajax's axes and tosses it back at him.



* In the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie, Bullseye throws back the sai Elektra threw at him, impaling her hand with it.
** It's implied Elektra was in fact attempting her own CatchAndReturn, as she steps up to it quite deliberately.
* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', [[spoiler:the prawn mech pulls this off in the Nigerian gangster's hut by catching several clips worth of bullets with its [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} Gravity Gun]]]].
* ''Film/GreenLantern'' does this to a blast from Krona by creating a catapult with his ring to catch it and throw it back into Krona's face.

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* In the ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' movie, Bullseye throws back the sai Elektra threw at him, impaling her hand with it.
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it. It's implied Elektra was in fact attempting her own CatchAndReturn, as she steps up to it quite deliberately.
* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', ''Film/District9'', [[spoiler:the prawn mech pulls this off in the Nigerian gangster's hut by catching several clips worth of bullets with its [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Gravity Gun]]]].
* ''Film/GreenLantern'' ''Film/GreenLantern'': Green Lantern does this to a blast from Krona by creating a catapult with his ring to catch it and throw it back into Krona's face.



-->'''William:''' Do you need a bowman?
-->'''Finn:''' I have a bowman. ''(to his bowman)'' Kill him.
-->''(The bowman fires at William, who does an ArrowCatch, then fires it back along with one of his own into Finn's bowman)''
-->'''William:''' I said, [[IronicEcho do you need a bowman?]]
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' the titular Winter Soldier catches Cap's thrown shield and returns it with enough force to send him reeling.

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-->'''William:''' Do you need a bowman?
-->'''Finn:'''
bowman?\\
'''Finn:'''
I have a bowman. ''(to ''[to his bowman)'' bowman]'' Kill him.
-->''(The
him.\\
''[the
bowman fires at William, who does an ArrowCatch, then fires it back along with one of his own into Finn's bowman)''
-->'''William:'''
bowman]''\\
'''William:'''
I said, [[IronicEcho do you need a bowman?]]
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', the titular Winter Soldier catches Cap's thrown shield and returns it with enough force to send him reeling.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the Season 4 premiere of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Connor is quite proud of a 'cool' move where he catches and returns a vampire's axe.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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In the Season 4 premiere of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', premiere, Connor is quite proud of a 'cool' "cool" move where he catches and returns a vampire's axe.



* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': One of the things Tommy did in his first battle with the Rangers as the Green Ranger was catching a Blade Blaster thrown at him and throwing it back, hitting Trini in the chest. The Dragonzord Fighting Mode wound up on the recieving end of this each time it tried throwing Dragonzord's head crest as a weapon.
** One of Lord Zedd's monster liked to throw bombs... which the Ranger tossed right back at him.
** Also happens in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', in Gem and Gemma's debut battle.

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
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One of the things Tommy did does in his first battle with the Rangers as the Green Ranger was is catching a Blade Blaster thrown at him and throwing it back, hitting Trini in the chest. chest.
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The Dragonzord Fighting Mode wound winds up on the recieving receiving end of this each time it tried tries throwing Dragonzord's head crest as a weapon.
** One of Lord Zedd's monster liked likes to throw bombs... which the Ranger tossed tosses right back at him.
** * Also happens in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', in Gem and Gemma's debut battle.



* Khalek does this with his telekinesis in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', when a squad is shooting at him on full auto. Slightly subverted in that the bullets normally simply bounce off his telekinetic "shield" in random directions. However, he just walks close enough to them to have the bullets hit the shooters.
** Interestingly, Khalek is played by the same actor (Neil Jackson) who would later play a telekinetic in ''{{Film/Push}}'' with the same ability to create telekinetic shields.
* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]] once did this with about half a dozen bullets at once. [[MindOverMatter The telekinesis helped]].
* At least once in ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.

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* Khalek does this with his telekinesis in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', when a squad is shooting at him on full auto. Slightly subverted in that the bullets normally simply bounce off his telekinetic "shield" in random directions. However, he just walks close enough to them to have the bullets hit the shooters.
** Interestingly,
shooters.[[note]]Interestingly, Khalek is played by the same actor (Neil Jackson) who would later play a telekinetic in ''{{Film/Push}}'' with the same ability to create telekinetic shields.
shields.[[/note]]
* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]] ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Sylar once did does this with about half a dozen half-a-dozen bullets at once. [[MindOverMatter The telekinesis helped]].
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helps]].
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At least once in ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.



* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Barry does this when training his speed to be able to fight [[spoiler:the Reverse-Flash]]. Cisco's drone is chasing him with machineguns and missiles. One missile narrowly misses Barry. When the second one is launched, Barry runs towards it, jumps, catches it in mid-air, and swings it back to fly straight at the drone. Cisco is both miffed and impressed, then reveals that he has two more drones... with lasers. Cue Dr. Wells spoiling his fun with "No lasers!"

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
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Barry does this when training his speed to be able to fight [[spoiler:the Reverse-Flash]]. Cisco's drone is chasing him with machineguns and missiles. One missile narrowly misses Barry. When the second one is launched, Barry runs towards it, jumps, catches it in mid-air, and swings it back to fly straight at the drone. Cisco is both miffed and impressed, then reveals that he has two more drones... with lasers. Cue Dr. Wells spoiling his fun with "No lasers!"



[[folder:Roleplay]]
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' has an annoying amount of this. There have been many times where the godmodder would catch things like explosions, lasers, even a space ship, and then throw it at the person who launched it at him.
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** In 3.5, the psionic feat Return Shot does this; being at the end of a chain of psionic feats, a psychic warrior is the most likely to have it. Any character can gain the feats to do this, so long as they meet the prerequisites. Monks get these feats as bonuses. With Epic feats they can backhand spells into the caster's face.
*** 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.
** Giants usually have Rock Catching (Ex) and Rock Throwing (Ex). The combination should be self evident.

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** In 3.5, the psionic feat Return Shot does this; being at the end of a chain of psionic feats, a psychic warrior is the most likely to have it. it.
**
Any character can gain the feats to do this, so long as they meet the prerequisites. Monks get these feats as bonuses. With Epic feats they can backhand spells into the caster's face.
*** ** 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.
** Giants usually have Rock Catching (Ex) and Rock Throwing (Ex). The combination should be self evident.self-evident.



* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' lets you do this with Guile, whose ability lets you exile a spell you've countered (the catch) and then cast it for free (the return).
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=290288 There are a]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121243 plethora of spells]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5209 that do this]] as well. The effect is typically Blue, but Red gets [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205038 a similar effect]] that ignores the "catch" and instead "returns" a separate copy of the spell (barring the example of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376588 Wild Ricochet]] which does both).
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Aetaos'rau'keres, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Slayer of Souls"]], a greater daemon of Tzeentch, has among a slew of abilities, a good chance of bouncing psychic powers used on him back at the enemy that cast it.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' lets you do this with Guile, whose ability lets you exile a spell you've countered (the catch) and then cast it for free (the return).
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return). [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=290288 There are a]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121243 plethora of spells]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5209 that do this]] as well. The effect is typically Blue, but Red gets [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205038 a similar effect]] that ignores the "catch" and instead "returns" a separate copy of the spell (barring the example of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=376588 Wild Ricochet]] which does both).
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', Aetaos'rau'keres, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Slayer of Souls"]], a greater daemon of Tzeentch, has among a slew of abilities, a good chance of bouncing psychic powers used on him back at the enemy that cast it.



* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': You can send back fireballs and other projectiles by parrying them with Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa accessory.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'':
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You can send back fireballs and other projectiles by parrying them with Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa accessory.



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* From ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, Tucker starts a training exercise based around catching [[HiredGuns Felix]], reasoning that if his ragtag group of soldiers can defeat Felix they'll have no problem breaking Sarge, Donut, and Washington out of the enemy base. Among their many failures is Tucker tossing a grenade at Felix, who calmly catches it and counts to four before sending it right back to a fleeing Tucker.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1073.html Roy Greenhilt throws a boulder]] at a female frost giant. As she points out, this is a bad idea since catching boulders is a main ability of ''D&D'' giants. She then tosses it back at the fighter, flattening him.



[[folder: Web Original]]
* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, [[RuleOfFunny which swallows the missile, then spits it back]] and blows up the rebel.
* From ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, Tucker starts a training exercise based around catching [[HiredGuns Felix]], reasoning that if his ragtag group of soldiers can defeat Felix they'll have no problem breaking Sarge, Donut, and Washington out of the enemy base. Among their many failures is Tucker tossing a grenade at Felix, who calmly catches it and counts to four before sending it right back to a fleeing Tucker.

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* In ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'' has an annoying amount of this. There have been many times where the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, godmodder would catch things like explosions, lasers, even a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, [[RuleOfFunny which swallows the missile, space ship, and then spits throw it back]] and blows up at the rebel.
* From ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, Tucker starts a training exercise based around catching [[HiredGuns Felix]], reasoning that if his ragtag group of soldiers can defeat Felix they'll have no problem breaking Sarge, Donut, and Washington out of the enemy base. Among their many failures is Tucker tossing a grenade at Felix,
person who calmly catches launched it and counts to four before sending it right back to a fleeing Tucker.at him.



* [[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a technique subset concerning [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. [[CoolOldGuy Uncle 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.]]
** Toph's introductory episode has her utilizing this technique. Because her style of Earthbending requires listening and sensing the vibrations caused by movement before acting, she was able to sense the exact moment when an underground attacker sprang up from the ground to throw a moderately sized rock at her from his position. She promptly caught it and threw it back, with the force of the throw being so strong that said attacker ended up being propelled from the floor of the ring.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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[[PlayingWithFire Firebending]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a technique subset concerning [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. [[CoolOldGuy Uncle 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 [[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.]]
** Toph's introductory episode has her utilizing this technique. Because her style of Earthbending requires listening and sensing the vibrations caused by movement before acting, she was is able to sense the exact moment when an underground attacker sprang springs up from the ground to throw a moderately sized rock at her from his position. She promptly caught catches it and threw throws it back, with the force of the throw being so strong that said attacker ended ends up being propelled from the floor of the ring.



'''Hawkeye:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Guess what? I am.]] (''[[SugarWiki/MomentsOfAwesome punches him out]]'')

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'''Hawkeye:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner Guess what? I am.]] (''[[SugarWiki/MomentsOfAwesome ''{[[SugarWiki/MomentsOfAwesome punches him out]]'')out]]]''



* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', Snake-Eyes does this with a firebomb tossed by Firefly.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'':
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Snake-Eyes does this with a firebomb tossed by Firefly.



* There was a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short where one of the characters caught a handful of bullets, munched them up and spat out an artillery shell.

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* There was a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short where one of the characters caught catch a handful of bullets, munched munches them up and spat spits out an artillery shell.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a minor character deflects a shuriken using his sword. Okay, He wasn't "Unarmed" but still.
** That's actually plausible, there is a Japanese sword technique whose name translates as "arrow cutting", and it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', during [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream Starscream]]'s]] DeathMontage, he tries throwing a bomb at Megatron only for Megatron to catch it - and promptly toss it right back near the former's feet. ''Boom.''

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a minor character deflects a shuriken using his sword. Okay, He wasn't "Unarmed" he isn't "Unarmed", but still.
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still. That's actually plausible, there is a Japanese sword technique whose name translates as "arrow cutting", and it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', during [[spoiler:[[TheStarscream Starscream]]'s]] DeathMontage, he tries throwing a bomb at Megatron only for Megatron to catch it - -- and promptly toss it right back near the former's feet. ''Boom.''



20th Mar '17 12:54:17 PM Xillia26
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' This happens with the battle against the wizard Aghanim [[spoiler:Just as Aghanim kidnaps Zelda and sends her to the Dark World, Link will give chase. But is unfortunately stopped and will have to do battle with the wizard. Aghanim sends 3 energy balls and lightning to attack Link. Then he would teleport to a different location in the room. This happens several times until he eventually brings Link into the Dark World]].
** Also happens in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' This happens with Phantom Ganon in the Forest Temple [[spoiler: Phantom Ganon will volley several energy balls at Link. With Master Sword in hand your goal is to hit Ganon with them.]] and again at Ganon's Tower [[spoiler: This' more or less the same fight that you encountered in the Forest Temple]].
10th Mar '17 12:09:24 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Well, fiddlesticks. Looks like the someone's attacked with 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? 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.

To understand the RealLife viability of this trope, first, look at ArrowCatch and BulletCatch. Take the probability of pulling off such a catch, multiply by itself, and that's roughly the chance of this actually working. At least, as far as launched weapons. ''Thrown'' weapons can vary, depending on size, pointiness, and victim's preparation. Lobbing a ball-sized object at a lacrosse player? Justified. Flinging a shuriken at a nudist? Not as much.

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Well, fiddlesticks. Looks like the someone's being attacked with a projectile weapon. It could be Arrows, bullets, or throwing knives. And 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.

To understand the RealLife viability of this trope, first, look at ArrowCatch and BulletCatch. Take the probability of pulling off such a catch, multiply by itself, and that's roughly the chance of this actually working. At working, at least, as far as launched weapons.weapons go. ''Thrown'' weapons can vary, depending on size, pointiness, and victim's preparation. Lobbing a ball-sized object at a lacrosse player? Justified. Flinging a shuriken at a nudist? Not as much.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Nell, [[spoiler:in her adult form, as well as in her child form]], protects Ichigo by taking Nnoitra's cero by ''her mouth'' then ''[[Awesome/{{Bleach}} spits it back at him]]'' with ''[[MoreDakka her own cero strengthening it.]]'' This is also the power of [[spoiler:Ukitake]]'s shikai, [[spoiler:absorbing an attack with the left blade and firing it back (with increased speed) with the other.]]

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Nell, [[spoiler:in her adult form, as well as in her child form]], protects Ichigo by taking Nnoitra's cero by ''her mouth'' then ''[[Awesome/{{Bleach}} spits it back at him]]'' with ''[[MoreDakka her own cero strengthening it.]]'' This is also the power of [[spoiler:Ukitake]]'s shikai, [[spoiler:absorbing an attack with the left blade and firing it back (with increased speed) with the other.]]



* Ashitaka pulls this off in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. He loads the arrow into his bow rather than throwing it, however. Justified in that his arm was cursed with a demon (giving him super strength and reflexes).

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Ashitaka pulls this off in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. He but he loads the arrow into his bow rather than throwing it, however. Justified it. It's justified in that his arm was cursed with a demon (giving him super strength and reflexes).


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Getis Darwoss demonstrates his greater skill at combat magic than most academic mages by catching Eric's [[HandBlast mana bolt]] and throwing it back at him in one motion.
5th Mar '17 6:29:00 PM NamelessFragger
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* ''VideoGame/RoboRecall'' (and its TechDemoGame predecessor, ''Bullet Train'') have the BulletCatch version in full effect, as enemy bullets enter BulletTime when near you. This makes it easy to pick one up and throw it right back for a "Return to Sender" bonus, or deflect it back with one of your held guns for a "Ping-Pong" bonus.
7th Feb '17 1:01:51 AM rjd1922
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* A ''very'' common joke told by soldiers: "What do you do if [[insert enemy soldier here]] throws a grenade at you? Catch it, pull the pin, and throw it back."

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* A ''very'' common joke told by soldiers: "What do you do if [[insert [insert enemy soldier here]] here] throws a grenade at you? Catch it, pull the pin, and throw it back."
19th Jan '17 5:36:45 PM iowaforever
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* From ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 12, Tucker starts a training exercise based around catching [[HiredGuns Felix]], reasoning that if his ragtag group of soldiers can defeat Felix they'll have no problem breaking Sarge, Donut, and Washington out of the enemy base. Among their many failures is Tucker tossing a grenade at Felix, who calmly catches it and counts to four before sending it right back to a fleeing Tucker.
9th Jan '17 2:16:20 PM Drawxne
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* The player's Creature can be taught to do this in ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' with boulders or other projectiles thrown by rival gods with the intent of trashing your village.
31st Dec '16 6:11:12 AM JackG
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* In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsapk-ck_rk Aldo Jones spoof]] of the ''Film/RogueOne'' trailer, a rebel soldier fires an anti-armor missile at an AT-AT walker, [[RuleOfFunny which swallows the missile, then spits it back]] and blows up the rebel.
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