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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.
2nd Feb '16 3:07:24 PM Hjortron18
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* Happens to Diego in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown'', when a carnivorous water creature emerges him and Sid while they are in an ice floe. Due to his aqua phobia he freezes in panic until Sid is able to snap him out of this state.
25th Jan '16 12:31:53 PM FF32
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* [[http://s1.hubimg.com/u/209800_f520.jpg Lampshaded in The Far Side.]]
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* [[http://s1.hubimg.com/u/209800_f520.jpg Lampshaded ]] in The Far Side.]] ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''.
18th Dec '15 12:43:01 PM Troperofthings
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* Happens on separate occasions in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and its sequels ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' with Taichi Yagami. First he froze up when found out he could die in the Digital World. Then in 02 he freezes up again when he is attacked by his own partner who was being controlled by the Digimon Kaiser. Finally in tri. [[spoiler: he freezes up during the fight against Alphamon]].
26th Nov '15 11:01:51 AM billybobfred
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* The basic reason for this trope stems from the response commonly called "fight or flight", which has an oft-unmentioned ThirdOption -- freeze. Freezing is meant for a scenario where you're confronted by something dangerous that will harm you if it notices you, but isn't aware of or interested in you ''specifically''. What's dangerous is ending up in a scenario where that's not true, but freezing anyway because your instincts have misjudged the situation -- if you're consciously aware that you need to override this response, but not actually able to, it becomes [[AndIMustScream terrifying]].
13th Oct '15 7:00:57 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/Magi'' Alibaba has this response on a very regular basis. Usually after an ObviouslyEvil character has revealed that they're doing something evil. It typically falls to Aladdin or Margiana to snap him out of it.
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* In ''Manga/Magi'' ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' Alibaba has this response on a very regular basis. Usually after an ObviouslyEvil character has revealed that they're doing something evil. It typically falls to Aladdin or Margiana to snap him out of it.
12th Oct '15 11:22:36 PM vifetoile
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May overlap with OhCrap. DidntSeeThatComing may lead to this in a villain. May also shade into NakedFreakOut when the suddenly-naked Alice is more preoccupied with [[HandOrObjectUnderwear protecting her modesty]] than reacting to whatever stripped her (or getting the hell out of there).
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May overlap with OhCrap. DidntSeeThatComing may lead to this in a villain. May also shade into NakedFreakOut when the suddenly-naked Alice is more preoccupied with [[HandOrObjectUnderwear protecting her modesty]] than reacting to whatever stripped her (or getting the hell out of there). If Bob is in immediate danger, then Alice may [[TakingTheBullet Take the Bullet]] for him out of desperate fear for his safety.
24th Sep '15 12:03:28 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has [[spoiler: a half-deer half-human do this just before he gets run over by a truck in "Camping Can Be Cool".]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has [[spoiler: a [[BeastMan half-deer half-human half-human]] do this just before he gets run over by a truck in "Camping Can Be Cool".]] Cool".
19th Aug '15 6:09:25 PM rjd1922
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* In [[http://youtu.be/mWzw3Y8TuNQ this Planetside 2 video]] a player is so surprised by a grenade suddenly landing next to him ([[StopHelpingMe thrown by his own team]]) that he just stands there staring at it until it explodes
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* In [[http://youtu.be/mWzw3Y8TuNQ this Planetside 2 video]] a player is so surprised by a grenade suddenly landing next to him ([[StopHelpingMe thrown by his own team]]) that he just stands there staring at it until it explodesexplodes.
20th May '15 2:23:22 PM Chariset
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May overlap with OhCrap. DidntSeeThatComing may lead to this in a villain. May also shade into NakedFreakOut when the stripped character responds merely with some panicky HandOrObjectUnderwear instead of just getting the hell out of there.
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May overlap with OhCrap. DidntSeeThatComing may lead to this in a villain. May also shade into NakedFreakOut when the suddenly-naked Alice is more preoccupied with [[HandOrObjectUnderwear protecting her modesty]] than reacting to whatever stripped character responds merely with some panicky HandOrObjectUnderwear instead of just her (or getting the hell out of there.there).
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