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31st Dec '17 12:31:36 AM lillolillo
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* ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'': [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Linda Lee]] bangs her head against her desk because her bully of a schoolmate Belinda is playing a tape where Linda is complaining about her "bad-smelling" schoolmates over the school intercom.
11th Dec '17 11:37:52 PM JMQwilleran
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* In one episode of Julie's Greenroom, Hank bangs his head on his piano in frustration when collaborating on a song with Spike isn't going as smoothly as either of them had hoped.

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* In one episode of Julie's Greenroom, ''Series/JuliesGreenroom'', Hank bangs his head on his piano in frustration when collaborating on a song with Spike isn't going as smoothly as either of them had hoped.
5th Dec '17 1:17:17 PM _____________
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This {{trope}} is when a character expresses their overwhelming frustration by banging their head (often repeatedly) against something nearby. Desks and walls are the most prevalent targets, but other hard surfaces or objects -- such as telephone poles, nearby appliances, or trees -- are also acceptable.

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This {{trope}} is when a character expresses their overwhelming frustration by banging their head (often repeatedly) against something nearby. Desks and walls are the most prevalent targets, but other hard surfaces or objects -- such as telephone poles, nearby appliances, or trees -- are also acceptable.
22nd Nov '17 8:02:01 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:The mare Rainbow Dash]] repeatedly smacks her head against a wall at one point.
24th Oct '17 1:00:00 PM StFan
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* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', when given the idea that Mikoto could contract the stripper lady disease, Kuroko does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4YIs4gcQ8U this]].
** This tends to be her default response to stresses of any nature.

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* In ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'', when given the idea that Mikoto could contract the stripper lady disease, Kuroko does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4YIs4gcQ8U this]].
** This
this]]. It tends to be her default response to stresses of any nature.



* DonaldDuck did it at the beginning of the Creator/CarlBarks story ''The Golden Helmet'', because his nephews were so slow at catching up on his urgent plans. First, he asks them to gather winter clothes, and they just ask why they have to use them at midsummer, and then he explains they are going to Labrador. Cue this dialogue:
--> '''Nephews''': What is Labrador? Is it a movie?
--> '''Donald''': ''smashes head on into the nearest wall in sheer frustration''.

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* DonaldDuck did WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck does it at the beginning of the Creator/CarlBarks story ''The Golden Helmet'', because his nephews were so slow at catching up on his urgent plans. First, he asks them to gather winter clothes, and they just ask why they have to use them at midsummer, and then he explains they are going to Labrador. Cue this dialogue:
--> '''Nephews''': -->'''Nephews:''' What is Labrador? Is it a movie?
--> '''Donald''': ''smashes
movie?\\
''[Donald smashes
head on into the nearest wall in sheer frustration''.frustration]''



-->'''Harry:''' I. Am. Going. To. Destroy. Witch. Weekly.

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-->'''Harry:''' --->'''Harry:''' I. Am. Going. To. Destroy. Witch. Weekly.



-->'''Remus:''' Oh, that will convince them that you don't have any brain damage...

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-->'''Remus:''' --->'''Remus:''' Oh, that will convince them that you don't have any brain damage...



** ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' describes an incident during the unicorn migration to what would eventually become Equestria. Exasperated by the bickering and delays of the aristocracy, Princess Platinum began going up to trees and tapping on them. When questioned, she did not explain her reason until she had found a suitably dense tree, which she began smacking her head against in frustration. On the plus side, they did manage to get some fruit for the caravan.

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** ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' ''Fanfic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'' describes an incident during the unicorn migration to what would eventually become Equestria. Exasperated by the bickering and delays of the aristocracy, Princess Platinum began going up to trees and tapping on them. When questioned, she did not explain her reason until she had found a suitably dense tree, which she began smacking her head against in frustration. On the plus side, they did manage to get some fruit for the caravan.



** ''FanFic/MyLittleAlicorn'': Bringing Up Blueblood:
--> Blueblood barely resisted the urge to slam his face into the desk. He could tell exactly what most of his day would be filled with.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' takes the head-banging-on-a-piano scene from ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' (see Western Animation, below) and redubs it to add plenty of ComicallyMissingThePoint.
-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah, I just sold your scooter and bought some cheap knockoffs at the store.\\

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** ''FanFic/MyLittleAlicorn'': ''Fanfic/MyLittleAlicorn'': Bringing Up Blueblood:
--> Blueblood --->''Blueblood barely resisted the urge to slam his face into the desk. He could tell exactly what most of his day would be filled with.
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with.''
**
''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' takes the head-banging-on-a-piano scene from ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' (see Western Animation, below) and redubs it to add plenty of ComicallyMissingThePoint.
-->'''Sweetie --->'''Sweetie Belle:''' Yeah, I just sold your scooter and bought some cheap knockoffs at the store.\\



(''Scootaloo smashes her face into the piano keyboard repeatedly'')\\

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(''Scootaloo ''[Scootaloo smashes her face into the piano keyboard repeatedly'')\\repeatedly]''\\



(''beat'')\\
(''Sweetie Belle smiles at Scootaloo'')\\
(''Scootaloo resumes smashing her head against the keyboard'')\\

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(''beat'')\\
(''Sweetie
''[beat]''\\
''[Sweetie
Belle smiles at Scootaloo'')\\
(''Scootaloo
Scootaloo]''\\
''[Scootaloo
resumes smashing her head against the keyboard'')\\keyboard]''\\



-->'''Phoenix''': I hated her! Whooo!! Wanted to murder it! Whooo!!
* Dipper starts hitting his head against a tree in ''FanFic/FakingIt'' when Bill admits even he has no idea what kind of cover story Dipper can give to get [[spoiler: Ford to stop wondering how his nephew managed to put most of the town to sleep, at least unintentionally]].
-->'''Bill:''' I don’t think ritual sacrifice, or soul destruction, or eating a still-beating human heart could be written off as an ‘accident.’

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-->'''Phoenix''': -->'''Phoenix:''' I hated her! Whooo!! Wanted to murder it! Whooo!!
* Dipper starts hitting his head against a tree in ''FanFic/FakingIt'' ''Fanfic/FakingIt'' when Bill admits even he has no idea what kind of cover story Dipper can give to get [[spoiler: Ford to stop wondering how his nephew managed to put most of the town to sleep, at least unintentionally]].
-->'''Bill:''' I don’t don't think ritual sacrifice, or soul destruction, or eating a still-beating human heart could be written off as an ‘accident.’"accident".



-->'''Hiro:''' Nothing! (''bangs head on desk repeatedly'') No ideas! ''Useless! Empty! Brain!''\\

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-->'''Hiro:''' Nothing! (''bangs ''[bangs head on desk repeatedly'') repeatedly]'' No ideas! ''Useless! Empty! Brain!''\\



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY73vFGhSVk The DMV sloth scene]] in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Judy punctuating her frustration by banging her head against Flash's desk when she realizes to her horror that the sloth was going to slooooowly share a joke to his fellow sloth.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY73vFGhSVk The DMV sloth scene]] in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Judy punctuating her frustration by banging her head against Flash's desk when she realizes to her horror that the sloth was is going to slooooowly share a joke to his fellow sloth.



* Comicbook/ScottPilgrim does this against a telephone pole in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld,'' after [[spoiler:Ramona breaks up with him]]. It looks seriously painful. He's also doing it [[MickeyMousing in time with the music.]]

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* Comicbook/ScottPilgrim ComicBook/ScottPilgrim does this against a telephone pole in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld,'' ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', after [[spoiler:Ramona breaks up with him]]. It looks seriously painful. He's also doing it [[MickeyMousing in time with the music.]]



--> '''Amy:''' That's no reason to punish the wall with your thick head.

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--> '''Amy:''' -->'''Amy:''' That's no reason to punish the wall with your thick head.



(''[[BeatPanel silence]]'')\\

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(''[[BeatPanel silence]]'')\\''[[[BeatPanel silence]]]''\\



-->''(There is a knock at the door.)''\\

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-->''(There -->''[there is a knock at the door.)''\\door]''\\



(''Kelly stares at the door intently'')\\

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(''Kelly ''[Kelly stares at the door intently'')\\intently]''\\



'''Al:''' (''headdesk'')

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'''Al:''' (''headdesk'')''[headdesk]''



-->'''Reba:''' You know how when Barbara Jean and Brock come over and visit for, like, 10 minutes, then I come in here and bang my head against the refrigerator? I've been with them for 8 hours today! (points to forehead) Touch it! It's still hot!

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-->'''Reba:''' You know how when Barbara Jean and Brock come over and visit for, like, 10 minutes, then I come in here and bang my head against the refrigerator? I've been with them for 8 hours today! (points ''[points to forehead) forehead]'' Touch it! It's still hot!



-->'''Xander:''' (''exasperated'') ''Whatever!''

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-->'''Xander:''' (''exasperated'') ''[exasperated]'' ''Whatever!''



* Happens in many ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' episodes, as he reviews in front of a desk. It happens so often, that the Critic's "desk" is actually a massage table; padded so he can safely bash his head against it, and then dub in the thud effects later.

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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':
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Happens in many ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' episodes, as he the Critic reviews in front of a desk. It happens so often, often that the Critic's his "desk" is actually a massage table; padded so he can safely bash his head against it, and then dub in the thud effects later.



** Rarity beats her head against a mannequin in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited for Success]]" after Rainbow Dash tells her that the Gala outfit she's making "needs to be about [[TwentyPercentMoreAwesome 20% cooler]]" without giving any actual details.

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** Rarity beats her head against a mannequin in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited Suited for Success]]" after Rainbow Dash tells her that the Gala outfit she's making "needs to be about [[TwentyPercentMoreAwesome 20% cooler]]" without giving any actual details.


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** "[[Trivia/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E24UncommonBond Uncommon Bond]]": Starlight Glimmer again, while Sunburst and Twilight are gushing over the antiques they've bought after a lengthy stay at the shop, during which Starlight had been bored out of her skull.
11th Oct '17 5:22:51 PM Malady
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':

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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':''Fanfic/ThisBites'':



** In Chapter 28, Cross does this after Isaiah, perching on Pierre's head while the latter is in his hybrid form, says "[[TheManYourManCouldSmellLike I'm on a horse.]]"

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** In Chapter 28, Cross does this after Isaiah, perching on Pierre's head while the latter is in his hybrid form, says "[[TheManYourManCouldSmellLike "[[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike I'm on a horse.]]"
23rd Sep '17 7:46:08 AM ANTMuddle
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* Creator/JohnGrisham's ''The Appeal'': This is how F. Clyde Hardin's final scene plays out, when he passes out after another drink.

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* Creator/JohnGrisham's ''The Appeal'': This is how F. Clyde Hardin's final scene (once he learns the verdict in the final judgement) plays out, when he passes out after another drink.
9th Sep '17 12:51:29 AM Silverblade2
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* A completely serious example in one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's stories; he's been arrested and is going to trial, and the possibility of an insanity defence has ([[CaptainObvious unsurprisingly]]) been raised by his attorney. While getting exasperated with his client, the lawyer sarcastically asks [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder "and getting declared insane is that easy, is it?"]] The Joker calmly slams his own face down on the table he's sitting at, sits up with his face covered in blood, and says [[BadassBoast "It's that easy."]]

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* A completely serious example in one of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's stories; he's been arrested and is going to trial, and the possibility of an insanity defence has ([[CaptainObvious unsurprisingly]]) been raised by his attorney. While getting exasperated with his client, the lawyer sarcastically asks [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder "and getting declared insane is that easy, is it?"]] The Joker calmly slams his own face down on the table he's sitting at, sits up with his face covered in blood, and says [[BadassBoast "It's that easy."]]
29th Aug '17 10:47:59 PM DrFraud
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** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10301885/5/Two-Halves-Of-A-Whole Two Halves of a Whole]]'' Harry bangs his head on a table after Andromeda Tonks informs him that thanks to his reinstating her and her daughter Nymphadora into the Black family, he not only has to give Remus permission to marry the latter but determine the dowry as well.

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** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10301885/5/Two-Halves-Of-A-Whole Two Halves of a Whole]]'' Harry bangs his head on a table after Andromeda Tonks informs him that thanks to his reinstating her and her daughter Nymphadora into the Black family, family means he not only has to give Remus and Tonks permission to marry the latter but determine the dowry as well.



** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/6/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'' Professor Babbling bangs her head on a table after hearing that Ron decided to fly his father's car to Hogwarts.
** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7665632/25/Potter-s-Protector Potter's Protector]]'' Harry bangs his head on a table after his name comes out of the Goblet of Fire.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/6/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'' Professor Babbling bangs her head on a table after hearing that Ron decided to fly his father's car to Hogwarts.
27th Aug '17 7:55:22 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* ''I, Arne Næss'', a comic book telling the life of the eponymous Norwegian philosopher, made for his ninetieth birthday, has one as well. Næss was an eager mountaineer, and often took his nephew with him. One sequence shows the two of them arguing about climbing further up or going down. Næss, being somewhat of a Trickster, got his will by tossing a coin (heads or tails), and lost it on purpose down the mountain. Thus, he just said "Ouch, now we have to go down to find it..." His nephew, who was the one who argued for climbing upwards, is then shown banging his head in the mountainside in sheer frustration.
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