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16th Aug '16 3:06:52 PM Orbiting
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-->''"Here I am, a rabbit-hearted girl

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-->''"Here I am, a rabbit-hearted girlgirl\\
16th Aug '16 3:06:20 PM Orbiting
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--> Here I am, a rabbit-hearted girl
--> Frozen in the headlights

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--> Here -->''"Here I am, a rabbit-hearted girl
--> Frozen in the headlightsheadlights"''



->''"If love was a beam, you'd be blind in both eyes\\

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->''"If -->''"If love was a beam, you'd be blind in both eyes\\
16th Aug '16 3:05:15 PM Orbiting
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->''"If love was a beam, you'd be blind in both eyes\\
Put your sunglasses on 'cause you're a deer in the headlights."''




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* In the first comic of ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', Earth freezes in place while a meteor hurtles straight towards her instead of trying to duck out of the way. Fortunately for her, Jupiter was there and [[TakingTheBullet Took The Bullet]] for her (non-fatally).
13th Aug '16 6:26:58 AM MarqFJA
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[[TruthInTelevision Well, a deer in headlights]].

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[[TruthInTelevision [[TitleDrop Well, a deer in headlights]].
26th Jul '16 11:48:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': In "Necropolis", a group of student Judges led by Cadet Giant try to escape the hellworld that Mega-City One has become after its takeover by the [[OmnicidalManiac Dark Judges]]. When they're pursued by the skull-headed Judge Mortis, several of them simply give up in the face of the undead abomination. Giant has to blast off Mortis's head to shake them out of their coma.
13th Apr '16 1:50:51 AM Dravencour
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The causes for this vary. Maybe Bob has just seen a big monster charging right at him, ready to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice gore him with its giant horns]]. Maybe his best friend Alice has a gun pointed at his head and he has just realized that a [[FaceHeelTurn she's turned on him]]. Or maybe he's just noticed that a SpannerInTheWorks has just [[DidntSeeThatComing ruined the careful arrangement]] he's spent years building.

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The causes for this vary. Maybe Bob has just seen a big monster charging right at him, ready to [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice gore him with its giant horns]]. Maybe his best friend Alice has a gun pointed at his head and he has just realized that a [[FaceHeelTurn she's turned on him]]. Or maybe he's just noticed that a SpannerInTheWorks has just [[DidntSeeThatComing ruined the careful arrangement]] he's spent years building.
13th Apr '16 1:49:34 AM Dravencour
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* Deer exhibit this behavior because of the internal defense mechanism the species has developed to deal with predators. Most predators try to sneak up as close as possible to potential prey, saving their energy for that last bit of distance to overpower it and chow down. If a deer picks up on an unknown approaching, it will focus on it as it approaches. If said entity gets within some defensive radius of the deer, it will then flee - this will work against natural predators because, contrary to what the SuperPersistentPredator trope suggests, most do not have the stamina or desire to chase prey over long distances. This method fails, however, when it comes to cars, since cars (and the humans operating them) A) usually don't have deer high enough on the list of concerns to avoid them from far off (i.e., going off the asphalt pavement - in many cases this would be impossible anyway, like in wooded areas), and B) are already moving at high speeds (25-50 MPH) when they get close, so by the time the deer's defensive circle is broken, there's too little time for the deer to get out of the way and avoid a collision. The "deer in the headlights" look comes when the deer picks up the approaching car but has yet to get close enough for its internal GTFO alarm to trip.

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* Deer exhibit this behavior because of the internal defense mechanism the species has developed to deal with predators. Most predators try to sneak up as close as possible to potential prey, saving their energy for that last bit of distance to overpower it and chow down. If a deer picks up on an unknown approaching, it will focus on it as it approaches. If said entity gets within some defensive radius of the deer, it will then flee - this will work against natural predators because, contrary to what the SuperPersistentPredator trope suggests, most do not have the stamina or desire to chase prey over long distances. This method fails, however, when it comes to cars, motor vehicles, since cars motor vehicles (and the humans operating them) A) usually don't have deer high enough on the list of concerns to avoid them from far off (i.e., going off the asphalt pavement - in many cases this would be impossible anyway, like in wooded areas), and B) are already moving at high speeds (25-50 MPH) when they get close, so by the time the deer's defensive circle is broken, there's too little time for the deer to get out of the way and avoid a collision. The "deer in the headlights" look comes when the deer picks up the approaching car but has yet to get close enough for its internal GTFO alarm to trip.
8th Apr '16 1:26:02 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'':
** Lukas is frozen in place during [[spoiler:Petra/Gabriel's capture]], which leads to Axel holding him accountable for the incident.
** Similarly, Ellegaard freezes in shock when she sees [[spoiler: the Wither Storm]] for the first time. Jesse and Olivia had already described it to her, but she hadn't fully understood how big the threat was until then, so all she can do is stare at it and stutter out a terrified apology to Jesse.
25th Feb '16 9:01:25 AM TinMan
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* In ''Film/TheThing1982'', Windows freezes in horror when the [[spoiler:Palmer]]-Thing drops off the ceiling in front of him. The Thing uses his moment of indecision to maul him to death.
6th Feb '16 2:24:58 AM eroock
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* How Lambert dies in ''Film/{{Alien}}''. She just stands and stares at it quivering in fear as it slowly advances on her. This inaction also winds up costing Parker his life too.

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* How Lambert dies in ''Film/{{Alien}}''. She just stands and stares at it quivering in fear as it slowly advances on her. This inaction also winds up costing Parker his life too.
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