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25th Feb '17 2:10:21 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror". During an attack by the Enterprise on the Romulan ship, the Centurion sees that the ceiling is about to fall on his friend the commander. He rushes forward and pushes the commander out of the way, and the ceiling falls on him instead.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror".''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
** Episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror Balance of Terror]]".
During an attack by the Enterprise on the Romulan ship, the Centurion sees that the ceiling is about to fall on his friend the commander. He rushes forward and pushes the commander out of the way, and the ceiling falls on him instead.instead.
** Episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E5TheApple The Apple]]". When a plant is about to shoot poisonous thorns into Captain Kirk, Spock pushes Kirk out of the way and takes a chestful of thorns himself.
24th Feb '17 12:25:22 PM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Loki pushes Jane out of the way of a black hole grenade but has not enough time to get out of the danger zone himself and is almost suck into the black hole. But then Thor comes flying in and pushes him out of the way in the last nick of time.
7th Feb '17 1:16:13 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. As Captain Terrell is about to fire at David Marcus (Kirk's son), Lieutenant Saavik rushes forward and pushes David out of the way. As a result, Terrell's phaser blast kills a RedShirt scientist, one of David's colleagues.
5th Dec '16 1:57:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[LittleMissBadass Vita]] does the BadAss version of this trope in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'' by [[DropTheHammer whalloping]] one of [[TheGunslinger Teana's]] wayward energy bullets off course at the last second before it hits [[CuteBruiser Subaru's]] head. [[spoiler:[[BigCreepyCrawlies Garyu]]]] does something similar later, only he catches the EnergyBall headed for Erio and Caro [[spoiler:when they were bringing Lutecia to safety]] and crushes it in his hand instead.

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* [[LittleMissBadass Vita]] does the BadAss badass version of this trope in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'' by [[DropTheHammer whalloping]] one of [[TheGunslinger Teana's]] wayward energy bullets off course at the last second before it hits [[CuteBruiser Subaru's]] head. [[spoiler:[[BigCreepyCrawlies Garyu]]]] does something similar later, only he catches the EnergyBall headed for Erio and Caro [[spoiler:when they were bringing Lutecia to safety]] and crushes it in his hand instead.
3rd Dec '16 3:56:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheHerculoids''. Dorno does one to save a frozen-in-terror Gleep from the title creature in "Swamp Monster".
* ''MightyMightor''. Tor does this to save Sheera from an oncoming boulder in "Mightor Meets Tyrannor".

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* ''TheHerculoids''.''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''. Dorno does one to save a frozen-in-terror Gleep from the title creature in "Swamp Monster".
* ''MightyMightor''.''WesternAnimation/MightyMightor''. Tor does this to save Sheera from an oncoming boulder in "Mightor Meets Tyrannor".
3rd Dec '16 3:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Disney version of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' gets one of these when Meg pushes him out of the way of a falling pillar, being crushed herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean tackles Hogarth out of the path of the giant's EyeBeams which were an automatic reaction to Hogarth brandishing a gun-shaped toy in the giant's view.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Violet saving her brother from Syndrome's mooks' gunfire via DivingSave is how she mastered another use of her powers: creating spherical force fields.
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* The Disney version of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' gets one of these when Meg pushes him out of the way of a falling pillar, being crushed herself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean tackles Hogarth out of the path of the giant's EyeBeams which were an automatic reaction to Hogarth brandishing a gun-shaped toy in the giant's view.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Violet saving her brother from Syndrome's mooks' gunfire via DivingSave is how she mastered another use of her powers: creating spherical force fields.
3rd Dec '16 3:55:05 AM Morgenthaler
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Sister trope of TuckAndCover. If a villain or AntiHero does this, it can be a PetTheDog moment. If you want to prove your character is extra {{Badass}}, have them push the attacker/blast/projectile off-course instead. If it's an item rather than a person being intercepted as it falls, it's a DesperateObjectCatch.

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Sister trope of TuckAndCover. If a villain or AntiHero does this, it can be a PetTheDog moment. If you want to prove your character is extra {{Badass}}, badass, have them push the attacker/blast/projectile off-course instead. If it's an item rather than a person being intercepted as it falls, it's a DesperateObjectCatch.



* Vash of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' proves he's the real Stampede when he does the {{Badass}} version of this trope using five bullets. To explain, [[spoiler: His opponent is a giant (to give an idea of scale, whose foot is about slightly smaller the size of a car) and his attack is a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Spinning]] RocketPunch with retractable cable, capable of and shown destroying a building into rubble earlier.]] Vash stopped [[spoiler:that punch, already in flight,]] reaching its target with only 5 ''pistol'' shots, and in the middle of a dive in between the opponent and the people he's saving too (thus fulfilling this trope only technically). What he did with the 6th and last shot in his pistol simply cemented the awesome.

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* Vash of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' proves he's the real Stampede when he does the {{Badass}} badass version of this trope using five bullets. To explain, [[spoiler: His opponent is a giant (to give an idea of scale, whose foot is about slightly smaller the size of a car) and his attack is a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Spinning]] RocketPunch with retractable cable, capable of and shown destroying a building into rubble earlier.]] Vash stopped [[spoiler:that punch, already in flight,]] reaching its target with only 5 ''pistol'' shots, and in the middle of a dive in between the opponent and the people he's saving too (thus fulfilling this trope only technically). What he did with the 6th and last shot in his pistol simply cemented the awesome.



* Dynamite Comics' version of Franchise/TheLoneRanger has this. A cornered baddie, with only one shot left, has to choose which one to kill; he picks Tonto, but the Ranger does a flying leap and [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]]. In the chest. When Tonto, upon catching up to the shooter, finds that he has reloaded his derringer in the interim, his reaction is to [[spoiler: grab the gun with his hand, taking a bullet to the palm, and use his other hand to punch the living crap out of the outlaw. This version of Tonto is more of a {{Badass}} than the titular hero.]]

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* Dynamite Comics' version of Franchise/TheLoneRanger has this. A cornered baddie, with only one shot left, has to choose which one to kill; he picks Tonto, but the Ranger does a flying leap and [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]]. In the chest. When Tonto, upon catching up to the shooter, finds that he has reloaded his derringer in the interim, his reaction is to [[spoiler: grab the gun with his hand, taking a bullet to the palm, and use his other hand to punch the living crap out of the outlaw. This version of Tonto is more of a {{Badass}} badass than the titular hero.]]
5th Nov '16 9:40:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheIronGiant'', Dean tackles Hogarth out of the path of the giant's EyeBeams which were an automatic reaction to Hogarth brandishing a gun-shaped toy in the giant's view.

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* In ''TheIronGiant'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Dean tackles Hogarth out of the path of the giant's EyeBeams which were an automatic reaction to Hogarth brandishing a gun-shaped toy in the giant's view.
29th Oct '16 11:13:18 PM Sedaver
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* Captain George Stacy saves a child from falling rubble while Spider-Man is battling Doctor Octopus. [[Main/TakingTheBullet He doesn't]] [[Main/HeroicSacrifice make it.]]


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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': In the Main/CallBack scene of [[Film/ManOfSteel Zod's attack on Metropolis]], [[Characters/DCEUJusticeLeague Bruce]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Wayne]] saves a little girl from being crushed by rubble.
25th Oct '16 4:58:42 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror". During an attack by the Enterprise on the Romulan ship, the centurion sees that the ceiling is about to fall on his friend the commander. He rushes forward and pushes the commander out of the way, and the ceiling falls on him instead.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror". During an attack by the Enterprise on the Romulan ship, the centurion Centurion sees that the ceiling is about to fall on his friend the commander. He rushes forward and pushes the commander out of the way, and the ceiling falls on him instead.
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