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5th Aug '16 4:04:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'', Marv gets hit by several bricks dropped by Kevin from three stories above, which normally should've killed him (but then again, so should a lot of the other traps).

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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'', ''Film/HomeAlone2'', Marv gets hit by several bricks dropped by Kevin from three stories above, which normally should've killed him (but then again, so should a lot of the other traps).
3rd Jul '16 3:01:24 AM Adept
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* In ''[[ErnestPWorrell Ernest Rides Again]]'', the eponymous Great Redneck Hope ends up shot in the head by a renegade nailgun while pretending to be Indiana Jones at a construction site. He removes his hat to reveal that all three nails bent on impact -- "I'm glad it was the ''hard'' end!" -- and later, when [[spoiler:the villainous Dr. Glencliff tries to remove the Crown Jewels of England from his head]] by cutting the top half of his cranium off with a surgical saw, Ernest's head turns out to be hard enough to ''blunt'' it.

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* In ''[[ErnestPWorrell ''[[Film/ErnestPWorrell Ernest Rides Again]]'', the eponymous Great Redneck Hope ends up shot in the head by a renegade nailgun while pretending to be Indiana Jones at a construction site. He removes his hat to reveal that all three nails bent on impact -- "I'm glad it was the ''hard'' end!" -- and later, when [[spoiler:the villainous Dr. Glencliff tries to remove the Crown Jewels of England from his head]] by cutting the top half of his cranium off with a surgical saw, Ernest's head turns out to be hard enough to ''blunt'' it.
30th Jun '16 7:46:47 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''{{GURPS}}''. Blows to the head do quadruple damage, have a good chance of causing unconsciousness and the "critical head blow" table is pretty nasty.

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* Averted in ''{{GURPS}}''.''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''. Blows to the head do quadruple damage, have a good chance of causing unconsciousness and the "critical head blow" table is pretty nasty.



* Blows to the head in ''{{Deadlands}}'' added two dice to the weapons damage. Since having more dice increased the shooters chances of getting 'exploding' dice, this meant that headshots could do far more damage then initially advertised. A headshot was how an inexperienced saloon gal once got nearly 80 damage with a derringer, a weapon that only does 2d4 damage. For reference, a human only needs 30 damage to kill them (if shot in the torso or head) or have that limb completely destroyed (anywhere else).

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* Blows to the head in ''{{Deadlands}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' added two dice to the weapons damage. Since having more dice increased the shooters chances of getting 'exploding' dice, this meant that headshots could do far more damage then initially advertised. A headshot was how an inexperienced saloon gal once got nearly 80 damage with a derringer, a weapon that only does 2d4 damage. For reference, a human only needs 30 damage to kill them (if shot in the torso or head) or have that limb completely destroyed (anywhere else).



* Nearly all characters in ''{{Bionicle}}''- [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] due to their being heavily armoured cyborgs with ArtificialIntelligence. Hitting one of them in the head tends to knock them out with no adverse side effects. [[BoisterousBruiser Hewkii]], in particular, has been known to smash rocks with his head- ''for fun''.

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* Nearly all characters in ''{{Bionicle}}''- ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''- [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] due to their being heavily armoured cyborgs with ArtificialIntelligence. Hitting one of them in the head tends to knock them out with no adverse side effects. [[BoisterousBruiser Hewkii]], in particular, has been known to smash rocks with his head- ''for fun''.
25th Jun '16 9:11:47 PM nombretomado
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* Averted by ''BaldursGate''. Minsc took a blow to the head in the defense of his witch Dynaheir, and ended up a little [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} off]] as a result. Permanently.
* The first recruitable units in ''BrutalLegend'' were once enslaved miners, forced to break rocks with their heads instead of proper tools. Freed from the mine, they now use their heads for ramming attacks in battle. (It's a setting that runs on ThePowerOfRock, so they're referred to as "headbangers.") It's made clear that they have severely limited and confused mental capacity as a result, though they do occasionally pull of surprising feats of intelligence, like constructing the [[TankGoodness Skullsplitter]].

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* Averted by ''BaldursGate''.''VideoGame/BaldursGate''. Minsc took a blow to the head in the defense of his witch Dynaheir, and ended up a little [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} off]] as a result. Permanently.
* The first recruitable units in ''BrutalLegend'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' were once enslaved miners, forced to break rocks with their heads instead of proper tools. Freed from the mine, they now use their heads for ramming attacks in battle. (It's a setting that runs on ThePowerOfRock, so they're referred to as "headbangers.") It's made clear that they have severely limited and confused mental capacity as a result, though they do occasionally pull of surprising feats of intelligence, like constructing the [[TankGoodness Skullsplitter]].
7th May '16 8:57:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''HappyDays'': In the episode where [[spoiler: the restaurant burns down due to Chachi being, well, Chachi]], Fonzie and the gang are trapped in the bathroom, and the Fonz gets the bright idea to open up a pathway by putting on his motorcycle helmet and bashing a hole in the wall. After crashing through the wall, he pulls his head out, and one of his friends asks what the wall was made out of because it broke so easily. The Fonz calmly replies "Concrete" and falls unconscious. Other than knocking himself out, he suffered no injuries from headbutting through a concrete wall.

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* ''HappyDays'': ''Series/HappyDays'': In the episode where [[spoiler: the restaurant burns down due to Chachi being, well, Chachi]], Fonzie and the gang are trapped in the bathroom, and the Fonz gets the bright idea to open up a pathway by putting on his motorcycle helmet and bashing a hole in the wall. After crashing through the wall, he pulls his head out, and one of his friends asks what the wall was made out of because it broke so easily. The Fonz calmly replies "Concrete" and falls unconscious. Other than knocking himself out, he suffered no injuries from headbutting through a concrete wall.
3rd Apr '16 7:34:36 AM LongLiveHumour
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanvid [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHmE1ZWLxv0 "Simple Explanation"]] (by umekograsshopper) is a clip-show of blunt trauma that provides the only logical reason for Zuko's choice in the finale: brain damage.
31st Mar '16 9:39:35 AM howdotheyriseup
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. After Oggie knocks Lars unconscious, the next scene starts with Lars awakening in a bed with Oggie assigned to watch over him to make sure he was OK. After confirming this, Oggie excitedly informs another character of it: "See? He's avake und talking und no more schtupid den he vos ''before!''"

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has a few.
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Played with in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. After when Oggie knocks Lars unconscious, unconscious - the next scene starts with Lars awakening in a bed with Oggie assigned to watch over him to make sure he was OK. After confirming this, Oggie excitedly informs another character of it: "See? He's avake und talking und no more schtupid den he vos ''before!''"''before!''"
** Lampshaded when Agatha needs something to hammer her newest device into the ground, so it can knock out their enemies. Dimo has a prosthetic metal arm, so Agatha asks him [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20151223#.Vv1SG-IrLIU if he can...]] She doesn't finish her sentence before he uses his ''head'' to hammer it into the ''rock''.
--> '''Agatha:''' I ''thought'' you'd use your ''metal hand!''\\
'''Dimo:''' ...oh.\\
'''Jenka:''' Dunno. Hiz ''head'' is probably ''harder''.
30th Mar '16 9:46:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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** That said, there aren't any lasting effects (such as brain damage) unless optional rules in the Martial Arts supplement are in play.



* Nearly all characters in ''{{Bionicle}}''- [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] due to their being heavily armoured cyborgs with ArtificialIntelligence. Hitting one of them in the head tends to knock them out with no adverse side effects.
** [[BoisterousBruiser Hewkii]], in particular, has been known to smash rocks with his head- ''for fun''.

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* Nearly all characters in ''{{Bionicle}}''- [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] due to their being heavily armoured cyborgs with ArtificialIntelligence. Hitting one of them in the head tends to knock them out with no adverse side effects.
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effects. [[BoisterousBruiser Hewkii]], in particular, has been known to smash rocks with his head- ''for fun''.
30th Mar '16 7:47:43 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Ox Baker would bash his own head with a chair to both show his opponents that he was not worried about anything they might try to do to them and try to intimidate them by showing what kind of harm he was willing to do himself, so how much he would try to do to them would set in.


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* {{Deconstructed|trope}} in Wrestling/RingOfHonor when Takaaki Watanabe passed through while on his learning excursion. The ROH officials learned to pay special attention to his matches after they had several concussion scares with Watanabe, who continued to use headbutts despite them.
19th Mar '16 9:15:33 AM Hossmeister
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