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20th Sep '17 9:02:15 AM CosmicFerret
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** More seriously, he also nearly manages to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous paste Vetinari in the face with a pie.]] Given the reputation damage that would have resulted, and that in Anhk Morpork's political instability it could have ended Vetinari's tenure as patrician, Moist jumping in front of it is treated as TakingTheBullet.

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** More seriously, he also nearly manages to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous paste Vetinari in the face with a pie.]] Given the reputation damage that would have resulted, and that in Anhk Ankh Morpork's political instability it could have ended Vetinari's tenure as patrician, Moist jumping in front of it is treated as TakingTheBullet.TakingTheBullet.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', Boggarts are introduced as beings that transform into the viewer's worst fear, but laughter repels them. Professor Lupin teaches his students the spell ''Riddikulus'' to turn the scary displays into funny ones to inspire laughter.
20th Sep '17 8:56:55 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''PatchAdams'', the titular character believes in helping patients through humour and laughter.

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* In ''PatchAdams'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', the titular character believes in helping patients through humour and laughter.
14th Sep '17 10:52:46 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', [[spoiler: after Johnny is attacked by a bull and rendered unconscious, Uncle Remus gets him to come to by telling him the story of Br'er Rabbit and the Laughing Place]].
8th Sep '17 9:57:21 AM DouglasFir
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SubTrope of ArtAttacker.
5th May '17 2:35:39 PM Paranoia
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he [[YouFightLikeACow tells a pun while attacking]]. The worse the pun the greater the damage, but his target apparently has to actually get the joke.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as Elan [[TookALevelInBadass takes a Dashing Swordman gain level of the Prestige Class "Dashing Swordman"]], which makes him vastly more power if effective in combat by letting him apply his Charisma bonus (basically a measure of his charm and/or force of personality) to attacks with a weapon ''if'' he [[YouFightLikeACow tells uses a pun or otherwise uses some clever wordplay while attacking]]. The worse the pun the greater the damage, but But his target apparently has to actually get ''get the joke.joke'' (and he can't just repeat the same line if he's used it before).
** Eventually he runs into an opponent who is ''also'' trained in this style combat, resulting in a duel where they are literally matching wits and blades at the same time, parrying each others' physical blows with rapid wordplay until one of them flubs his reply (while distracted) and is immediately disarmed by the other.
4th Mar '17 12:10:34 PM nombretomado
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* The obscure MarvelComics superhero Captain Ultra (who became a standup comedian in his secret identity) once faced 'Angrr, The Demon Without Humor'. He defeated it by telling a joke. Justified in that it was a magical being vulnerable to comedy, though Ultra claims that "telling Ultra-Funny jokes" is ones of his powers (not likely.)

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* The obscure MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics superhero Captain Ultra (who became a standup comedian in his secret identity) once faced 'Angrr, The Demon Without Humor'. He defeated it by telling a joke. Justified in that it was a magical being vulnerable to comedy, though Ultra claims that "telling Ultra-Funny jokes" is ones of his powers (not likely.)
1st Dec '15 3:56:10 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''US Acres'' short on ''GarfieldAndFriends'', aliens who consider laughter a powerful weapon try to steal Earth's comedy, and Orson and company try to make them laugh in order to defeat them.

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* In a ''US Acres'' short on ''GarfieldAndFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', aliens who consider laughter a powerful weapon try to steal Earth's comedy, and Orson and company try to make them laugh in order to defeat them.
20th Mar '15 7:29:53 AM CraftSpider
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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' Black Mage accidentally kills an arc villain [[LamePunReaction using bad puns].

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* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' Black Mage accidentally kills an arc villain [[LamePunReaction using bad puns].puns]].
27th Feb '15 11:11:37 AM DarkStarling
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he [[YouFightLikeACow tells a pun while attacking]]. The worse the pun, the greater the damage.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Elan's moves as a Dashing Swordman gain more power if he [[YouFightLikeACow tells a pun while attacking]]. The worse the pun, pun the greater the damage.damage, but his target apparently has to actually get the joke.
27th Feb '15 11:09:52 AM DarkStarling
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** More seriously, he also nearly manages to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous paste Vetinari in the face with a pie.]] Given the reputation damage that would have resulted, and that in Anhk Morpork's political instability it could have ended Vetinari's tenure as patrician, Moist jumping in front of it is treated as TakingTheBullet.
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