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22nd Nov '17 3:14:00 PM Excelsior123
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "What Goes Up...", Mindy sneaks up on Mitchell as he is spying on Jet. He gets very startled. No violence is involved, since this show is for young children.
-->'''Mitchell''': ...Mindy?!? Don't sneak up on me like that!
18th Nov '17 9:37:17 AM epoxy
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FriendOrFoe is the SuperTrope, while WakeUpFighting is a common SubTrope. See also CatScare.

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FriendOrFoe is the SuperTrope, while WakeUpFighting is a common SubTrope. Contrast TheAnticipator. See also CatScare.
30th Oct '17 7:58:04 AM thatother1dude
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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': since Connie has been in a lot of fights and has been training to save the world, when another student bumps into her in a school hallway her training takes over and she throws him, accidentally breaking his arm. Although he she apologizes and he forgives her, her mistake is taken seriously and leads to her doing meditation training with Garnet.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': since Since Connie has been in a lot of fights and has been training to save the world, when another student bumps into her in a school hallway her training takes over and she throws him, accidentally breaking his arm. Although he she apologizes and he forgives her, her mistake is taken seriously and leads to her doing meditation training with Garnet.
29th Oct '17 5:43:19 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': since Connie has been in a lot of fights and has been training to save the world, when another student bumps into her in a school hallway her training takes over and she throws him, accidentally breaking his arm. Although he she apologizes and he forgives her, her mistake is taken seriously and leads to her doing meditation training with Garnet.
26th Aug '17 1:23:38 PM johnnye
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->''"Gentle pressure..."''
-->-- The mantra from ''Film/TheDaysOfOurYears''

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->''"Gentle pressure..."''
->'''Mac:''' She grabbed me from behind. It was instinctual.\\
'''Dennis:''' I know that, man. You don't grab.\\
'''Mac:''' You don't grab from behind!
-->-- The mantra from ''Film/TheDaysOfOurYears''
''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''



* ''Film/TheDaysOfOurYears''. Remember, use ''gentle pressure'' to get someone's attention.

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* ''Film/TheDaysOfOurYears''. Remember, use ''gentle pressure'' to get someone's attention.
attention. Or they'll [[EyeScream burn out your eyes]] with a welding torch.



-->"Gaby?"
-->She jerked still held by the bellicose nostalgia, she reacted on instinct. Grabbing her confronter, she put him in a deadly hold----and heard a choking laugh.
-->"God Gaby I've missed you," the strangled voice said.
-->Mort. "You idiot!" She loosed him with a shove of temper. "Don't you know better than to sneak up on me?"

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-->"Gaby?"
-->She jerked still
-->"Gaby?"\\
She jerked. Still
held by the bellicose nostalgia, she reacted on instinct. Grabbing her confronter, she put him in a deadly hold----and hold--and heard a choking laugh.
-->"God Gaby
laugh.\\
"God, Gaby,
I've missed you," the strangled voice said.
-->Mort.
said.\\
''Mort.''
"You idiot!" She loosed him with a shove of temper. "Don't you know better than to sneak up on me?"



** In the CharlieAndTheChocolateParody episode, a {{ninja}}'s wife gives him a hug from behind and he reflexively punches her out before he even looks round.

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** In the CharlieAndTheChocolateParody episode, a {{ninja}}'s wife gives him a hug from behind and he reflexively [[OffhandBackhand punches her out before he even looks round.round]].
28th Jun '17 9:55:13 PM Andre
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** These people generally never go through haunted houses or other similar Halloween events for this very reason. Even prepared for the scare, they know they're prone to break whatever tries to scare them.
17th Jun '17 5:58:25 AM BreadBull
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22nd Apr '17 8:12:26 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs very early on during V4 of SurvivalOfTheFittest when Reika Ishida approaches Kris Hartmann from behind and tries talking to her. Startled by the voice, Kris immediately responds by spinning round and shooting Reika in the chest. In v3, according to [[AllThereInTheManual his profile]] Carson Baye once punched someone in the face for walking behind him. This is probably a ShoutOut to the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' example above.

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* Occurs very early on during V4 of SurvivalOfTheFittest ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' when Reika Ishida approaches Kris Hartmann from behind and tries talking to her. Startled by the voice, Kris immediately responds by spinning round and shooting Reika in the chest. In v3, according to [[AllThereInTheManual his profile]] Carson Baye once punched someone in the face for walking behind him. This is probably a ShoutOut to the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' example above.
26th Mar '17 11:21:44 AM Miss_Desperado
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* A basic equine safety rule is to NEVER approach them from directly behind. That's their blind spot, and their first instinct will be to kick at whatever is in that blind spot just in case it's a predator.

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* A basic equine safety rule is to NEVER Don't approach them a horse from directly behind. That's their the horse's blind spot, and their the horse's first instinct will be to kick at whatever is in that blind spot just in case it's a predator.predator. This safety rule also applies to donkeys, zebras and other equines.
18th Mar '17 10:23:26 PM GhostHouse
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* In the first issue of ScoobyApocalypse, When Velma arrives via a well hidden entrance [[spoiler: In an attempt to expose Project Elysium]] Fred mistakes her for an attacker and knocks her out.
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