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12th Oct '16 4:41:48 PM Gingerkitteh
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Usually, no one is harmed by taking a flying dive face-first into the ground(unless the animator thinks having them pop up with a bruised face [[RuleOfFunny would be funny]]. A less expressive equivalent would be FacePalm; a ''more'' expressive one would be a {{Headdesk}}.

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Usually, no one is harmed by taking a flying dive face-first into the ground(unless ground (unless the animator thinks having them pop up with a bruised face [[RuleOfFunny would be funny]].funny]]). A less expressive equivalent would be FacePalm; a ''more'' expressive one would be a {{Headdesk}}.
1st Oct '16 12:57:58 PM SAMAS
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Usually, no one is harmed by taking a flying dive face-first into the ground. A less expressive equivalent would be FacePalm; a ''more'' expressive one would be a {{Headdesk}}.

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Usually, no one is harmed by taking a flying dive face-first into the ground.ground(unless the animator thinks having them pop up with a bruised face [[RuleOfFunny would be funny]]. A less expressive equivalent would be FacePalm; a ''more'' expressive one would be a {{Headdesk}}.
10th Sep '16 6:35:18 PM rjd1922
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* Abruptly cornered by his vindictive boss at a bad moment, whom he earlier insulted and then managed to escape several times throughout the film, Fletcher Reede in ''Film/LiarLiar'' squawks "HOLY HELL!" and pulls off the rare live-action Face Fault as only Jim Carrey can.
* In a ''very'' early incarnation of this, Film/TheThreeStooges do one in "Men in Black," reacting to a goofy nurse's absurd definition of a [[http://www.ehow.com/about_4618300_what-pippin.html pippin]].

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* Abruptly cornered by his vindictive boss at a bad moment, whom he earlier insulted and then managed to escape several times throughout the film, Fletcher Reede in ''Film/LiarLiar'' squawks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ZySXYTIf0 "HOLY HELL!" HELL!"]] and pulls off the rare live-action Face Fault as only Jim Carrey Creator/JimCarrey can.
* In a ''very'' early incarnation of this, Film/TheThreeStooges ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' do one in "Men in Black," reacting to a goofy nurse's absurd definition of a [[http://www.ehow.com/about_4618300_what-pippin.html pippin]].



** The first time is when Phoenix nitpicks Lotta Hart's testimony, trying to find a valid contradiction in her saying the gunshot went off on Christmas Eve, when it happened shortly after midnight and thus actually happened on Christmas ''Day''. Everyone, including Lotta and [[TheComicallySerious Edgeworth]] face fault at that.
** The second happens when the boat rental man testifies that he saw Edgeworth on the night of the crime, "fluttering" by saying "I can't believe [Robert Hammond] is dead!" Edgeworth objects to this on the grounds that he never said that, and "Moreover... I don't flutter to that extent!" Cue the the entire courtroom face faulting.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtpQlp72GYk The first time time]] is when Phoenix nitpicks Lotta Hart's testimony, trying to find a valid contradiction in her saying the gunshot went off on Christmas Eve, when it happened shortly after midnight and thus actually happened on Christmas ''Day''. Everyone, including Lotta and [[TheComicallySerious Edgeworth]] face fault at that.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW255QVcTVs The second second]] happens when the boat rental man testifies that he saw Edgeworth on the night of the crime, "fluttering" by saying "I can't believe [Robert Hammond] is dead!" Edgeworth objects to this on the grounds that he never said that, and "Moreover... I don't flutter to that extent!" Cue the the entire courtroom face faulting.
7th Sep '16 7:52:03 AM rafi
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* ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' has this when the old owl is explaining that he physically traveled all the way to Sonic's residence to tell him something that could have been much more easily communicated by phone.
* The second season of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' opens every episode with a brief "blurb" describing the premise, that ends with the entire Tendō family face faulting upon witnessing Ranma's transformation. Face faults are also common sight gags in both the manga and the anime. Rumiko Takahashi does it with the characters' hands usually extended, middle and ring (and index?) fingers folded while the pinkie/index and thumb stick out.
** The hand-sign is basically the familiar "horns", and is used in Japan to deflect evil eye.
* Played with in an episode of ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''. At the very beginning of a HumongousMecha [[TournamentArc tournament]], the judges refer to the Tigers team as the Fuzzy Pandas team (a RunningGag first started by the main character), which causes their ''zoids'' to face fault. This freezes their combat system, and thus disqualifies them from the tournament.
* During moments when he seems TooDumbToLive, Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' frequently elicits this response from his friends, teachers, strangers, and even inanimate objects like a road sign (see episode 66 for the last one).
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Kagome's command of "Osuwari!" ("Sit, boy!") causes Inu-Yasha to do an automatic Face Fault, though that's more of a [[RestrainingBolt mystical means of keeping Inu-Yasha under control]] than a reaction to stupidity. Although most of the time, it is because Inu-Yasha has done something extraordinarily stupid. Also, on occasion she has used this command [[MoreDakka in rapid-fire succession]], even going so far in the first movie as to ''literally'' drive him into the ground! (But at least he saved the ramen!)

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* ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' has this Happens to Mikan in ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' with an almost sadistic frequency.
* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', someone's mobile phone goes off during the sports lesson. [[InSeriesNickname Bon]] does a Face Fault
when the old owl is explaining that he physically traveled ''teacher'' of all people answers his phone.
* This happens quite often on ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'':
** ''After Story'':
--->'''Akio:''' Sanae has huge boobs, you know?\\
''(Tomoya face faults in front of Nagisa)''\\
'''Nagisa:''' ''(drunk)'' Tomoya-kun, why are you panicking like that?
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3XLcpUwfU one great scene]] in 23rd (extra) episode when Tomoya is having an absurd conversation with Nagisa:
--->'''Nagisa:''' (''offering him her bread'') Would you like a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' Not really.\\
'''Nagisa:''' That's a problem.\\
'''Tomoya:''' You need me to say, "Yes, I want a bite."?\\
'''Nagisa:''' You want a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' (''faking'') Yeah, I'd ''really'' like a bite of it!\\
'''Nagisa:''' (''cheerfully'') You do? ''(looks away)'' But I won't let you.\\
(''Tomoya face faults off
the way bench'')
** Fuko goes on the loudspeaker system. "Those are starfish." Whole school face faults.
** Kyou at one point face faults so hard she ''knocks a door down'' in the process.
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'', usually thanks
to Sonic's residence to tell him something that could have been much more easily communicated by phone.
stupid Shin has said or done:
-->'''Shin:''' You guys fall down a lot when I talk.
* The second season of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' opens every In episode with a brief "blurb" describing 18 of the premise, that ends with ''Manga/DGrayMan'' anime, the entire Tendō family face faulting upon witnessing Ranma's transformation. Face faults are also common sight gags in both the manga and the anime. Rumiko Takahashi does it with the characters' hands usually extended, middle and ring (and index?) fingers folded while the pinkie/index and thumb stick out.
** The hand-sign is basically the familiar "horns", and is used in Japan to deflect evil eye.
* Played with in an episode of ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''. At the very beginning of a HumongousMecha [[TournamentArc tournament]], the judges refer to the Tigers
science team as the Fuzzy Pandas team (a RunningGag first started by the main character), which causes their ''zoids'' to face fault. This freezes their combat system, and thus disqualifies them from the tournament.
* During moments when he seems TooDumbToLive, Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' frequently elicits this response from his friends, teachers, strangers, and even inanimate objects like a road sign (see episode 66 for the last one).
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Kagome's command of "Osuwari!" ("Sit, boy!") causes Inu-Yasha to do an automatic Face Fault, though that's more of a [[RestrainingBolt mystical means of keeping Inu-Yasha under control]] than a reaction to stupidity. Although most
of the time, it is because Inu-Yasha has done something extraordinarily stupid. Also, on occasion she has used this command [[MoreDakka in rapid-fire succession]], even going so far in Black order [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Lavi]] does a collective face fault when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Allen pulls the first movie as giant octopus off his head, to ''literally'' drive him into the ground! (But at least he saved the ramen!)show a smaller one underneath.]]



** There were two notable ones during the Afterlife Tournament filler arc. First, a rather easy foe that Goku is fighting suddenly wraps himself in a cocoon, his trainer bragging that he'll eventually come out stronger than before. Unfortunately, he also says the metamorphosis will complete in 1200 years, causing Goku and the referees to face fault (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' episode 196). Afterwards, Goku wins by default; then, two minor characters, Torbie and Tapikar face off. The latter shows off his blinding speed just before the match, intimidating the former; when the fight begins, Tapikar charges at Torbie, but stops, exhausted, and forfeits. Aside from Tapikar, the only ones who remain standing are West Kai, who states that the ring is biased against short people, and North Kai, who accuses him of being a sore loser. ''Everyone else'' in the arena face faults. Including ''the audience.'' Who face faults in ''waves.'' (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' episode 197)



** Used again during Goku's fight with Namu. Goku spins himself so fast that he becomes a miniature tornado and manages to force Namu to the edge of the ring... before getting dizzy and collapsing right in front of him. In response, Namu nearly face faults ''out of the ring'', but he manages to save himself.
** At the end of the Tournament saga in ''Dragon Ball'' (episode 28), the gang are all watching in astonishment as Goku gulps down plate after plate of food, with the plates eventually piling up. Eventually, Goku stops after eating 57 full course meals while everyone looks on in disbelief. Afterwards, he asks the waiter "Can I have another bowl please?" Cue everyone face faulting. Roshi says Goku has probably had enough to which Goku casually replies "Yeah. You're right. I probably should save some room for dessert!" Cue another face fault by everyone.



** In the same episode, when Goku remembers his promise, he confesses that when he had said that he wanted a bride, he thought a bride was something to eat. Bulma and Oolong Face Fault upon hearing this.
** At the end of the Tournament saga in ''Dragon Ball'' (episode 28), the gang are all watching in astonishment as Goku gulps down plate after plate of food, with the plates eventually piling up. Eventually, Goku stops after eating 57 full course meals while everyone looks on in disbelief. Afterwards, he asks the waiter "Can I have another bowl please?" Cue everyone face faulting. Roshi says Goku has probably had enough to which Goku casually replies "Yeah. You're right. I probably should save some room for dessert!" Cue another face fault by everyone.
** Used again during Goku's fight with Namu. Goku spins himself so fast that he becomes a miniature tornado and manages to force Namu to the edge of the ring... before getting dizzy and collapsing right in front of him. In response, Namu nearly face faults ''out of the ring'', but he manages to save himself.
** Another one was during the Majin Buu saga (episode 251) when Goten and Trunks first tried to fuse seriously in front of everyone. The first attempt resulted in a very chubby Gotenks. As Gotenks tries to jog in his newly fused body he stops moving for a second... then starts heaving in exhaustion, giving up. ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Everyone]]'' face faults.



* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** In the fourth episode Kuwabara and his gang are pressured to pass their next test and if they don't they will all get kicked out of school. The group talks and explains they need to study to get their grades up. When they ask Kuwabara what he got on his last test he sheepishly responds a Seven. Cue Face Fault.
** The [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament arc]] features this several times (most memorably when a contestant abruptly leaves the ring in the middle of his power-up to go vomit), but it is usually reserved for the comic relief characters of Koenma and Jorge. The dub [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it when Koenma yells at Jorge to get up because "surprise time's over" and Jorge replies that his horn got stuck in the floor.
* Creator/KenAkamatsu often uses overly exaggerated face faults that send characters flying around as if standing next to an explosion of some sort. The page pic is a scene from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' showing Chisame doing a typical Akamatsu-style face fault.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has one of these in the first episode when Nanoha is trying to persuade her family to let her take care of a "ferret" - cough, cough - that she found injured in the woods. Her father asks what a ferret is, and Nanoha face faults...though at a much lesser extreme than expected from this trope.
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (The Mandarin Island Miss Match, episode 99) has the Team Rocket trio face fault ''out of their balloon while it was in the air'' after they suggested Lorelei to record her lectures on tape and sell them and she ''told them the price'' ($18.95, if you're interested). To be fair, Ash, Misty, and Tracey face faulted immediately beforehand.
** The series did this a bit more in early Kanto episodes. When Ash is your standard IdiotHero when it comes to love, it's either time for a {{facepalm}} or one of these.
*** While Ash is the Idiot Hero people do this at if it comes to love, he tends to do them ''himself'' whenever he gets ignored for something else, especially whenever Professor Oak ignores him in favor of a Pokémon.
** Brock does this in the premiere of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: The Johto Journeys'' when Ash asks him if he's got any cash in case Johto League registration costs a fee.
* This happens quite often on ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* Watanuki Kimihiro of ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' does this quite often.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Everybody, all the damn time.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is a living magnet of these. Of special note: the Third Movie, which features the new Dark Keroro, whose design practically screams EvilTwin. And what's Keroro's first assumption? [[LongLostSibling It's his long-lost twin brother.]] His remaining platoonmates nearly flip. [[{{Narm}} Cue the soap-opera parody.]]
** The title sequence for season 6 shows Keroro getting this reaction from an entire Keronian battalion.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** In There were two notable ones during the fourth episode Kuwabara and his gang are pressured to pass their next test and if they don't they will all get kicked out of school. The group talks and explains they need to study to get their grades up. When they ask Kuwabara what he got on his last test he sheepishly responds a Seven. Cue Face Fault.
** The [[TournamentArc Dark
Afterlife Tournament arc]] features this several times (most memorably filler arc. First, a rather easy foe that Goku is fighting suddenly wraps himself in a cocoon, his trainer bragging that he'll eventually come out stronger than before. Unfortunately, he also says the metamorphosis will complete in 1200 years, causing Goku and the referees to face fault (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' episode 196). Afterwards, Goku wins by default; then, two minor characters, Torbie and Tapikar face off. The latter shows off his blinding speed just before the match, intimidating the former; when a contestant abruptly leaves the fight begins, Tapikar charges at Torbie, but stops, exhausted, and forfeits. Aside from Tapikar, the only ones who remain standing are West Kai, who states that the ring is biased against short people, and North Kai, who accuses him of being a sore loser. ''Everyone else'' in the middle of his power-up to go vomit), but it is usually reserved for the comic relief characters of Koenma and Jorge. The dub [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it when Koenma yells at Jorge to get up because "surprise time's over" and Jorge replies that his horn got stuck in the floor.
* Creator/KenAkamatsu often uses overly exaggerated
arena face faults. Including ''the audience.'' Who face faults that send characters flying around as if standing next to an explosion of some sort. The page pic is a scene from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' showing Chisame doing a typical Akamatsu-style face fault.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has one of these
in the first ''waves.'' (''Anime/DragonBallZ'' episode 197)
** Another one was during the Majin Buu saga (episode 251)
when Nanoha is trying to persuade her family to let her take care of a "ferret" - cough, cough - that she found injured in the woods. Her father asks what a ferret is, Goten and Nanoha face faults...though at a much lesser extreme than expected from this trope.
* One episode
Trunks first tried to fuse seriously in front of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (The Mandarin Island Miss Match, episode 99) has the Team Rocket trio face fault ''out of their balloon while it was in the air'' after they suggested Lorelei to record her lectures on tape and sell them and she ''told them the price'' ($18.95, if you're interested). To be fair, Ash, Misty, and Tracey face faulted immediately beforehand.
**
everyone. The series did this a bit more first attempt resulted in early Kanto episodes. When Ash is your standard IdiotHero when it comes a very chubby Gotenks. As Gotenks tries to love, it's either time jog in his newly fused body he stops moving for a {{facepalm}} or one of these.
*** While Ash is the Idiot Hero people do this at if it comes to love, he tends to do them ''himself'' whenever he gets ignored for something else, especially whenever Professor Oak ignores him
second... then starts heaving in favor of a Pokémon.
** Brock does this in the premiere of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: The Johto Journeys'' when Ash asks him if he's got any cash in case Johto League registration costs a fee.
* This happens quite often on ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* Watanuki Kimihiro of ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' does this quite often.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Everybody, all the damn time.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is a living magnet of these. Of special note: the Third Movie, which features the new Dark Keroro, whose design practically screams EvilTwin. And what's Keroro's first assumption? [[LongLostSibling It's his long-lost twin brother.]] His remaining platoonmates nearly flip. [[{{Narm}} Cue the soap-opera parody.]]
** The title sequence for season 6 shows Keroro getting this reaction from an entire Keronian battalion.
exhaustion, giving up. ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Everyone]]'' face faults.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'':
** ''After Story'':
--->'''Akio:''' Sanae has huge boobs, you know?\\
''(Tomoya face faults in front of Nagisa)''\\
'''Nagisa:''' ''(drunk)'' Tomoya-kun, why are you panicking like that?
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3XLcpUwfU one great scene]] in 23rd (extra) episode when Tomoya is having an absurd conversation with Nagisa:
--->'''Nagisa:''' (''offering him her bread'') Would you like a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' Not really.\\
'''Nagisa:''' That's a problem.\\
'''Tomoya:''' You need me to say, "Yes, I want a bite."?\\
'''Nagisa:''' You want a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' (''faking'') Yeah, I'd ''really'' like a bite of it!\\
'''Nagisa:''' (''cheerfully'') You do? ''(looks away)'' But I won't let you.\\
(''Tomoya face faults off the bench'')
** Fuko goes on the loudspeaker system. "Those are starfish." Whole school face faults.
** Kyou at one point face faults so hard she ''knocks a door down'' in the process.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** Occasionally seen in the anime; a particular example that comes to mind is the ''Sailor Moon S'' episode with Usagi's birthday, where the girls do this twice ''in the same scene'': first when Usagi admits that she never told Mamoru about her birthday, and then when it turns out she doesn't know when his is either.
** On one occasion the girls were admiring a modern art statue with the Starlights and when Yaten announces its enormous price, Rei faceplants straight onto it, almost knocking it over.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'':
Used often in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' usually as a result of Sōsuke's actions. Two notable ones:
** ''After Story'':
--->'''Akio:''' Sanae has huge boobs, you know?\\
''(Tomoya face faults in front of Nagisa)''\\
'''Nagisa:''' ''(drunk)'' Tomoya-kun, why are you panicking like that?
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3XLcpUwfU
At one great scene]] in 23rd (extra) episode when Tomoya is having an absurd conversation with Nagisa:
--->'''Nagisa:''' (''offering him
point, the invisible mech facefaults.
** When Kaname spots Sōsuke following
her bread'') Would you like a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' Not really.\\
'''Nagisa:''' That's a problem.\\
'''Tomoya:''' You need me to say, "Yes, I want a bite."?\\
'''Nagisa:''' You want a bite?\\
'''Tomoya:''' (''faking'') Yeah, I'd ''really'' like a bite of it!\\
'''Nagisa:''' (''cheerfully'') You do? ''(looks away)'' But I won't let you.\\
(''Tomoya face faults off the bench'')
** Fuko goes
on the loudspeaker system. "Those are starfish." Whole school train, his response is a very fake "Funny meeting you here," which causes Kaname to face faults.
** Kyou at one point face faults so hard she ''knocks a door down'' in the process.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** Occasionally seen in the anime; a particular example
fault. The noteworthy part is that comes to mind is the ''Sailor Moon S'' episode with Usagi's birthday, where camera is focused entirely on Sōsuke. The audience has to infer Kaname's face-fault by the girls do this twice ''in the same scene'': first when Usagi admits that she never told Mamoru about her birthday, sound effect, and then when it turns out she doesn't know when Sōsuke suddenly lowering his is either.
** On one occasion the girls were admiring a modern art statue with the Starlights and when Yaten announces its enormous price, Rei faceplants straight onto it, almost knocking it over.
gaze.



* In episode 18 of the ''Manga/DGrayMan'' anime, the entire science team of the Black order [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Lavi]] does a collective face fault when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Allen pulls the giant octopus off his head, to show a smaller one underneath.]]
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', episode 10, Kittan does this when Nia, whom he is interrogating under the impression that due to being Lordgenome's daughter she is an enemy, asks what "enemy" means.
* Occurs in the 12th episode of ''VisualNovel/OokamiKakushi'' when one girl's grandfather who just put on quite a badass display, asks someone to call an ambulance because he strained his hip.
* Happens to Mikan in ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' with an almost sadistic frequency.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' does this when [[TheHero Ichika]] is about to do something, only for him to declare that, that's it. Cue everyone in the class face-faulting.
* Commonly done early on in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', most often by [[OnlySaneMan Tsukune]]. A particularly nice one can be found [[http://www.mangareader.net/320-22355-41/rosario-vampire/chapter-6.html here]].



* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', someone's mobile phone goes off during the sports lesson. [[InSeriesNickname Bon]] does a Face Fault when the ''teacher'' of all people answers his phone.
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'', usually thanks to something stupid Shin has said or done:
-->'''Shin:''' You guys fall down a lot when I talk.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin politely refuses a lady's offer to stay at her inn. In the manga she says he must be flat broke, while in the anime she calls him a cheapskate, and in both cases he faceplants right away. Then in the anime version another lady appears, and the first tells her to forget about him since he's a cheapskate before he can even stand up, so this time he flip-takes to end on his back!
* In ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' Ganbachi and Karima do this when they're charging against each other and get interrupted by Hinako.

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* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', someone's mobile phone goes off during the sports lesson. [[InSeriesNickname Bon]] ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' does a this when [[TheHero Ichika]] is about to do something, only for him to declare that, that's it. Cue everyone in the class face-faulting.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Kagome's command of "Osuwari!" ("Sit, boy!") causes Inu-Yasha to do an automatic
Face Fault when Fault, though that's more of a [[RestrainingBolt mystical means of keeping Inu-Yasha under control]] than a reaction to stupidity. Although most of the ''teacher'' of all people answers his phone.
* ''Anime/CrayonShinChan'', usually thanks to
time, it is because Inu-Yasha has done something stupid Shin extraordinarily stupid. Also, on occasion she has said or done:
-->'''Shin:''' You guys fall down a lot when I talk.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin politely refuses a lady's offer to stay at her inn. In the manga she says he must be flat broke, while
used this command [[MoreDakka in the anime she calls him a cheapskate, and rapid-fire succession]], even going so far in both cases he faceplants right away. Then in the anime version another lady appears, and the first tells her movie as to forget about ''literally'' drive him since he's a cheapskate before into the ground! (But at least he can even stand up, so this time he flip-takes to end on his back!
* In ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' Ganbachi and Karima do this when they're charging against each other and get interrupted by Hinako.
saved the ramen!)



* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has one of these in the first episode when Nanoha is trying to persuade her family to let her take care of a "ferret" - cough, cough - that she found injured in the woods. Her father asks what a ferret is, and Nanoha face faults...though at a much lesser extreme than expected from this trope.
* Creator/KenAkamatsu often uses overly exaggerated face faults that send characters flying around as if standing next to an explosion of some sort. The page pic is a scene from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' showing Chisame doing a typical Akamatsu-style face fault.



* Occurs in the 12th episode of ''VisualNovel/OokamiKakushi'' when one girl's grandfather who just put on quite a badass display, asks someone to call an ambulance because he strained his hip.
* One episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (The Mandarin Island Miss Match, episode 99) has the Team Rocket trio face fault ''out of their balloon while it was in the air'' after they suggested Lorelei to record her lectures on tape and sell them and she ''told them the price'' ($18.95, if you're interested). To be fair, Ash, Misty, and Tracey face faulted immediately beforehand.
** The series did this a bit more in early Kanto episodes. When Ash is your standard IdiotHero when it comes to love, it's either time for a {{facepalm}} or one of these.
*** While Ash is the Idiot Hero people do this at if it comes to love, he tends to do them ''himself'' whenever he gets ignored for something else, especially whenever Professor Oak ignores him in favor of a Pokémon.
** Brock does this in the premiere of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: The Johto Journeys'' when Ash asks him if he's got any cash in case Johto League registration costs a fee.
* The second season of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' opens every episode with a brief "blurb" describing the premise, that ends with the entire Tendō family face faulting upon witnessing Ranma's transformation. Face faults are also common sight gags in both the manga and the anime. Rumiko Takahashi does it with the characters' hands usually extended, middle and ring (and index?) fingers folded while the pinkie/index and thumb stick out.
** The hand-sign is basically the familiar "horns", and is used in Japan to deflect evil eye.
* Commonly done early on in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', most often by [[OnlySaneMan Tsukune]]. A particularly nice one can be found [[http://www.mangareader.net/320-22355-41/rosario-vampire/chapter-6.html here]].
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** Occasionally seen in the anime; a particular example that comes to mind is the ''Sailor Moon S'' episode with Usagi's birthday, where the girls do this twice ''in the same scene'': first when Usagi admits that she never told Mamoru about her birthday, and then when it turns out she doesn't know when his is either.
** On one occasion the girls were admiring a modern art statue with the Starlights and when Yaten announces its enormous price, Rei faceplants straight onto it, almost knocking it over.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Kenshin politely refuses a lady's offer to stay at her inn. In the manga she says he must be flat broke, while in the anime she calls him a cheapskate, and in both cases he faceplants right away. Then in the anime version another lady appears, and the first tells her to forget about him since he's a cheapskate before he can even stand up, so this time he flip-takes to end on his back!
* Haruka of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' often does this when experiencing a fit of YuriFan and/or Yuu Fan madness.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'': Everybody, all the damn time.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is a living magnet of these. Of special note: the Third Movie, which features the new Dark Keroro, whose design practically screams EvilTwin. And what's Keroro's first assumption? [[LongLostSibling It's his long-lost twin brother.]] His remaining platoonmates nearly flip. [[{{Narm}} Cue the soap-opera parody.]]
** The title sequence for season 6 shows Keroro getting this reaction from an entire Keronian battalion.



* Haruka of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' often does this when experiencing a fit of YuriFan and/or Yuu Fan madness.
* Used often in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' usually as a result of Sōsuke's actions. Two notable ones:
** At one point, the invisible mech facefaults.
** When Kaname spots Sōsuke following her on the train, his response is a very fake "Funny meeting you here," which causes Kaname to face fault. The noteworthy part is that the camera is focused entirely on Sōsuke. The audience has to infer Kaname's face-fault by the sound effect, and Sōsuke suddenly lowering his gaze.

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* Haruka of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' often ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' has this when the old owl is explaining that he physically traveled all the way to Sonic's residence to tell him something that could have been much more easily communicated by phone.
* In ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', episode 10, Kittan
does this when experiencing a fit of YuriFan and/or Yuu Fan madness.
* Used often in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' usually as a result of Sōsuke's actions. Two notable ones:
** At one point,
Nia, whom he is interrogating under the invisible mech facefaults.
** When Kaname spots Sōsuke following her on the train, his
impression that due to being Lordgenome's daughter she is an enemy, asks what "enemy" means.
* In ''Manga/UltimateTeacher'' Ganbachi and Karima do this when they're charging against each other and get interrupted by Hinako.
* During moments when he seems TooDumbToLive, Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' frequently elicits this
response from his friends, teachers, strangers, and even inanimate objects like a road sign (see episode 66 for the last one).
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** In the fourth episode Kuwabara and his gang are pressured to pass their next test and if they don't they will all get kicked out of school. The group talks and explains they need to study to get their grades up. When they ask Kuwabara what he got on his last test he sheepishly responds a Seven. Cue Face Fault.
** The [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament arc]] features this several times (most memorably when a contestant abruptly leaves the ring in the middle of his power-up to go vomit), but it
is usually reserved for the comic relief characters of Koenma and Jorge. The dub [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] it when Koenma yells at Jorge to get up because "surprise time's over" and Jorge replies that his horn got stuck in the floor.
* Watanuki Kimihiro of ''Manga/XxxHoLic'' does this quite often.
* Played with in an episode of ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury''. At the
very fake "Funny meeting you here," beginning of a HumongousMecha [[TournamentArc tournament]], the judges refer to the Tigers team as the Fuzzy Pandas team (a RunningGag first started by the main character), which causes Kaname their ''zoids'' to face fault. The noteworthy part is that This freezes their combat system, and thus disqualifies them from the camera is focused entirely on Sōsuke. The audience has to infer Kaname's face-fault by the sound effect, and Sōsuke suddenly lowering his gaze.tournament.
18th Apr '16 4:07:43 AM totoofze47
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** In the Sabaody Archipelago arc, after [[spoiler:Caimie has been kidnapped]], Sanji tells Chopper and Brook to wait for Usopp to come and pick them up. By the time Usopp arrives, he sees Chopper and Brook relaxing as if they were on the beach (On the grounds that worrying won't make time go any faster, so they might as well relax). Cue Usopp face-faulting.
** In Chapter 823, Igaram is, as usual, overly worried as Vivi is on top of a Marine ship, enjoying the breeze. He nearly craps himself with fear when she jumps off the crow's nest, but face-faults when she nails the landing perfectly.
16th Feb '16 4:51:56 PM ultimomant
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* [[Wrestling/RicFlair The Flair Flop.]]

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* [[Wrestling/RicFlair The Wrestling/RicFlair's Flair Flop.]]Flop. His daughter Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} started doing it too.
13th Feb '16 9:18:54 AM Snipertoaster
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*** Both the Mario Bros. and VideoGame/PaperMario end up doing this in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' when after going all over Gloomy Woods looking for berries to feed Wiggler to get him out of their way, he then asks for dessert. You can just hear the Bros thinking "Oh, you have GOT to be joking...".
14th Jan '16 4:25:31 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:300:...I meant ''{{Training|FromHell}}'' [[InnocentInnuendo Partner!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:...[[caption-width-right:298:...I meant ''{{Training|FromHell}}'' [[InnocentInnuendo Partner!]]]]
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* Happens to Mikan in ''Manga/GakuenAlice'' with an almost sadistic frequency.

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* Happens to Mikan in ''Manga/GakuenAlice'' ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' with an almost sadistic frequency.
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* In ShominSample episode 3, when stoic super-genius Hakua expresses an interest in Kimito, the first time she'd shown a personal interest in anyone, her personal maid face-faults hard enough to shatter the tiles on the floor.
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