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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.]]]]
13th Jul '16 12:07:11 PM DeltaDart
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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 "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), 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 paint]] isn't exactly what you'd call accurate.
4th Jun '16 7:18:58 PM Austin
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* In The Spirit Rebellion, towards the end Eli convinces the spirits of the town to rise up against the Duke that is enslaving them. They are too afraid at first until one roofing tile launches itself at the duke, triggering all the other spirits to join in [[spoiler: It turns out to be a subversion as Eli's adoptive father actually threw the stone to motivate the others.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/TheSpiritThief The Spirit Rebellion, Rebellion]]'', towards the end Eli convinces the spirits of the town to rise up against the Duke that is enslaving them. They are too afraid at first until one roofing tile launches itself at the duke, triggering all the other spirits to join in [[spoiler: It turns out to be a subversion as Eli's adoptive father actually threw the stone to motivate the others.]]
27th May '16 10:52:23 AM MrThorfan64
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\n[[AC:LiveActionTV]] * In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' this happens after the Battle of the Blackwater, when the Lannisters have defeated Stannis with the aid of the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Tyrells]]. When some of Stannis' defeated troops are brought in, a Florent bastard tells [[RoyalBrat Joffrey]] his time will come and is beheaded. However a knight of Stannis then truthfully says Joffrey [[spoiler:is born of incest]] and calls on the people to act against him. When Joffrey orders their death he cuts himself on the [[CoolChair Iron Throne]] (it is believed if a ruler cuts themselves on the Iron Throne it has rejected them), and the man continues to shout defiantly as he is killed.

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15th May '16 12:24:23 AM Koveras
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Despite the trope name stones aren't always used, sometimes it's trash or even ProducePelting. If even ''that'' is hard to come by, the (at this point) HeroicBystander may just use a well timed ShutUpHannibal, saying that they reject their rule, believe in the hero, and that even TheHero's defeat will only embolden them to fight for themselves. This may lead to the rock thrower getting killed, a pro-hero riot starting, the villain getting distracted (and the hero taking advantage) or the release of the hero to finish the battle. In some cases, the civilian has no rock and instead uses trash, or does something equally impressive like standing during a KneelBeforeZod exchange.

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Despite the trope name stones aren't always used, sometimes it's trash or even ProducePelting. If even ''that'' is hard to come by, the (at this point) HeroicBystander may just use a well timed ShutUpHannibal, saying that they reject their rule, believe in the hero, and that even TheHero's defeat will only embolden them to fight for themselves. This may lead to the rock thrower getting killed, [[SparkOfTheRebellion a pro-hero riot starting, starting]], the villain getting distracted (and the hero taking advantage) or the release of the hero to finish the battle. In some cases, the civilian has no rock and instead uses trash, or does something equally impressive like standing during a KneelBeforeZod exchange.
3rd Apr '16 6:08:05 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Peoples' Temple member [[http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/AboutJonestown/JonestownReport/Volume7/remem-Bellefountaine5.htm Christine Miller]], who tried to talk Jim Jones out of forcing her and her fellow followers to commit suicide at the Jonestown community's final meeting on November 18, 1978.

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* Peoples' Temple member [[http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/AboutJonestown/JonestownReport/Volume7/remem-Bellefountaine5.htm edu/?page_id=32381 Christine Miller]], who tried to talk Jim Jones out of forcing her and her fellow followers to commit suicide at the Jonestown community's final meeting on November 18, 1978.
4th Mar '16 4:01:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has one second season episode show this prominently. The {{Muggles}} in a subway car spend most of the episode berating CaptainAmerica for betraying humanity (it was a Skrull) ''as [[UngratefulBastard he is leading them to safety]]''. However, by the end when he's about to fall to the Serpent Society (who've pretty much said they want to kill the muggles}) they [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming all pelt the villains]] and distract them enough with supportive cries to give Cap a chance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has one second season episode show this prominently. The {{Muggles}} in a subway car spend most of the episode berating CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica for betraying humanity (it was a Skrull) ''as [[UngratefulBastard he is leading them to safety]]''. However, by the end when he's about to fall to the Serpent Society (who've pretty much said they want to kill the muggles}) they [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming all pelt the villains]] and distract them enough with supportive cries to give Cap a chance.
9th Jan '16 1:40:41 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', King Joffrey gets a hunk of excrement thrown at him when passing a crowd. The scene quickly dissolves into a riot.

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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', King Joffrey gets a hunk of excrement thrown at him when passing a crowd. The scene quickly dissolves into a riot.
riot where several secondary characters are killed by the mob.
28th Nov '15 1:18:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{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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* ''{{Scryed}}'' ''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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