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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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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'',
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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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14th Dec '16 12:36:26 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''{{ComicStrip/Garfield}}'' [[https://garfield.com/comic/1978/10/01 once did this]] to a man throwing a flowerpot at him.
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.
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