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7th Jan '17 5:53:12 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Typhoid Mary smacks down Louise first, knowing that its Alex who is the true threat. Mary then proceeds to put a serious hurt on Alex and completely ignoring the fact that Louise is even still in the room. This turns out to be a big, big mistake on Typhoid Mary's part.
3rd Dec '16 10:23:11 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist Flik) stood up to him. To demonstrate why, he throws a single seed at the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug it off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].

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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist Flik) stood up to him. To demonstrate why, he throws a single seed at one of the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug minion laughs it off. He throws a second seed, which is also laughed off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].
3rd Dec '16 10:18:57 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist Flik) stood up to him, and if all the other ants get the same idea, the grasshoppers (though bigger and meaner) will find themselves overwhelmed by sheer numbers. To demonstrate, he throws a single seed at the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug it off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].

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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist Flik) stood up to him, and if all the other ants get the same idea, the grasshoppers (though bigger and meaner) will find themselves overwhelmed by sheer numbers. him. To demonstrate, demonstrate why, he throws a single seed at the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug it off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].
3rd Dec '16 10:17:48 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist) stood up to him, and if all the other ants get the same idea, the grasshoppers (though bigger and meaner) will find themselves overwhelmed by sheer numbers. To demonstrate, he throws a single seed at the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug it off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].

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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist) protagonist Flik) stood up to him, and if all the other ants get the same idea, the grasshoppers (though bigger and meaner) will find themselves overwhelmed by sheer numbers. To demonstrate, he throws a single seed at the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug it off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].
3rd Dec '16 10:16:54 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. Even though they've got enough food for the winter, Hopper insists on his gang of grasshoppers going back to intimidate the ant colony as usual, because a single ant (the protagonist) stood up to him, and if all the other ants get the same idea, the grasshoppers (though bigger and meaner) will find themselves overwhelmed by sheer numbers. To demonstrate, he throws a single seed at the dissenting minions and asks if that hurt. The minions shrug it off. Then Hopper knocks the lid off the seed container and [[BadBoss buries them under a huge pile of seeds]].
-->'''Hopper:''' You let one ant stand up to us, then they all might stand up! Those puny little ants outnumber us a hundred to one and if they ever figure that out there goes our way of life! It's not about food, it's about keeping those ants in line. That's why we're going back!
21st Oct '16 2:23:01 PM margdean56
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* In the Prisoner of War film ''Film/{{Stalag17}}'', the Commadant of the camp is standing on some boards to keep his boots nice and clean during the morning speech after [[spoiler:two prisoners were killed trying to escape.]] While the Commadant was speaking ill of them and in a condescending tone how he will show how nice he is after this "incident" by letting the men have warm baths for lice, a Christmas Tree, and there might even be snow, one prisoner throws not a stone but an ocarina from another prisoner into the mud puddle to dirty the Commadant's boots he worked to keep nice and clean by walking on planks of wood on the muddy ground set out just for him.

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* In the Prisoner of War film ''Film/{{Stalag17}}'', ''Film/{{Stalag 17}}'', the Commadant Commandant of the camp is standing on some boards to keep his boots nice and clean during the morning speech after [[spoiler:two prisoners were killed trying to escape.]] While the Commadant Commandant was speaking ill of them and saying in a condescending tone how he will show how nice he is after this "incident" by letting the men have warm baths for lice, a Christmas Tree, and there might even be snow, one prisoner throws not a stone but an ocarina from another prisoner into the mud puddle to dirty the Commadant's Commandant's boots he worked to keep nice and clean by walking on planks of wood on the muddy ground set out just for him.
21st Oct '16 2:20:31 PM margdean56
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* The [[ArabIsraeliConflict Palestinians]] are/were famous for this during the two Intifadas (the First in TheEighties and the Second at TheTurnOfTheMillenium), throwing stones at [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli tanks and heavily armed and armored Israeli soldiers]], as well as the bulldozers and other construction equipment brought in to build IDF fortifications and Israeli settlements. These days it doesn't happen as much, since the West Bank is walled off and is in an uneasy peace with Israel, while Gaza fights with the occasional (or during major operations, not-so-occasional) rocket. Also, the Palestinians did fight with standard weaponry and, of course [[SuicideAttack suicide bombs]], (particularly in the Second Intifada), so the [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory "rocks v. tanks" image some like to paint]] isn't exactly what you'd call accurate.

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* The [[ArabIsraeliConflict Palestinians]] are/were famous for this during the two Intifadas (the First in TheEighties and the Second at TheTurnOfTheMillenium), the TurnOfTheMillennium), throwing stones at [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles Israeli tanks and heavily armed and armored Israeli soldiers]], as well as the bulldozers and other construction equipment brought in to build IDF fortifications and Israeli settlements. These days it doesn't happen as much, since the West Bank is walled off and is in an uneasy peace with Israel, while Gaza fights with the occasional (or during major operations, not-so-occasional) rocket. Also, the Palestinians did fight with standard weaponry and, of course [[SuicideAttack suicide bombs]], (particularly in the Second Intifada), so the [[PoliticallyCorrectHistory "rocks v. tanks" image some like to paint]] isn't exactly what you'd call accurate.
15th Oct '16 9:29:47 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'''s BadFuture there is a panel where an old man hits Android 17 in the face with a rock after surviving the destruction 17's supposedly weaker sister unleashed on his city by virtue of not being noticed. 17 compliments his aim before killing him.
22nd Aug '16 4:29:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheElenium'': An odd example, in that the "harmless" object is an ''axe''. It's thrown at a giant statue inhabited by[[note]]the clay idol that imprisons[[/note]] a god, though, and so is incapable of doing any actual harm--but it distracts said god just enough, at just the right moment.

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* ''TheElenium'': ''Literature/TheElenium'': An odd example, in that the "harmless" object is an ''axe''. It's thrown at a giant statue inhabited by[[note]]the clay idol that imprisons[[/note]] a god, though, and so is incapable of doing any actual harm--but it distracts said god just enough, at just the right moment.
11th Aug '16 2:04:33 AM azul120
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* ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' done by a little kid against a teenager with super powers fits the spirit of the trope, but its also done to show the teen's {{hidden depths}}.

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* ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' done by a little kid against a teenager with super powers fits the spirit of the trope, but its also done to show the teen's {{hidden depths}}.HiddenDepths.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' two-parter "Apokolips... Now!", Dan Turpin calls for resistance against {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, after the latter defeats the Man of Steel and proclaims Earth his dominion. [[spoiler:Though it inspired the people of Earth to keep up the fight against Darkseid and eventually drive him out, [[DoNotTauntCthulhu he gets killed for it.]]]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' two-parter "Apokolips... Now!", Dan Turpin calls for resistance against {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, after the latter defeats the Man of Steel and proclaims Earth his dominion. [[spoiler:Though it inspired the people of Earth to keep up the fight against Darkseid and eventually drive him out, [[DoNotTauntCthulhu he gets killed for it.]]]]
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