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30th Apr '16 10:37:09 PM Az_Tech341
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** Bolin holds his shoulder after taking a hit during a pro-bending match. Justified, however, since he did get hit in the shoulder.

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** Bolin holds his shoulder after taking a hit during a pro-bending match. Justified, [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], however, since he did get hit in the shoulder.
30th Apr '16 10:35:50 PM Az_Tech341
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* In the [[GrandFinale very last]] episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[spoiler: Light Yagami]] was shot in the hands, but he still holds his shoulder as he tries to escape.

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* In the [[GrandFinale very last]] episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'', [[spoiler: Light Yagami]] was shot in the hands, but hands as well as his shoulder, yet he still holds his shoulder as he tries to escape.
15th Mar '16 2:06:05 AM StFan
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* Zero in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' does this when being in a critical low level of health.
* No matter whether tackled, shot, burned, or exploded, your rudie in ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' will skate at their fullest until they're at 10% health, in which they're hunched over with a hand on opposite shoulder.

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* Zero in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' does this when being in a critical low level of health.
* No matter whether tackled, shot, burned, or exploded, your rudie in ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' will skate at their fullest until they're at 10% health, in which they're hunched over with a hand on opposite shoulder.

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* Whenever the nigh-indestructible ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' is injured, he holds his shoulder. In fact, the only time he ''doesn't'' hold his shoulder is when he is literally too injured to move.
* In ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' Casca holds her shoulder after victorious battle against Adon, where he shot her in said shoulder with a poison dart, so it's justified.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin does this after taking a hit during a pro-bending match. Justified, however, since he did get hit in the shoulder.
** Tenzin does this briefly after taking a number of hits in season 3. Since the beating he took was very brutal, he probably has a few cracked ribs.
* In most ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, no matter where people are shot they tend to limp around holding their shoulders.
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Chief O'Brien]] does this a lot. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that once he actually does get shot in his shoulder. Not to mention the times he dislocates his shoulder while holo-kayaking (which gets [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] every time).
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]] has also gotten hit in the shoulder. So has [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Captain Archer]], which barely slows him down.

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* Whenever the nigh-indestructible ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' ''Manga/InuYasha'' is injured, he holds his shoulder. In fact, the only time he ''doesn't'' hold his shoulder is when he is literally too injured to move.
* In ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' Casca holds her shoulder after victorious battle against Adon, where he shot her in said shoulder with a poison dart, so it's justified.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin does this after taking a hit during a pro-bending match. Justified, however, since he did get hit in the shoulder.
** Tenzin does this briefly after taking a number of hits in season 3. Since the beating he took was very brutal, he probably has a few cracked ribs.
* In most ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, no matter where people are shot they tend to limp around holding their shoulders.
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Chief O'Brien]] does this a lot. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that once he actually does get shot in his shoulder. Not to mention the times he dislocates his shoulder while holo-kayaking (which gets [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] every time).
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]] has also gotten hit in the shoulder. So has [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Captain Archer]], which barely slows him down.
justified.



* Not the shoulder but used the same way, classic ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' installments had the protagonists hold their abdomens if they were weak (and when close to dying they would limp very slowly).
* In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series, characters who have been injured to nigh-CriticalExistenceFailure (or just got up from NonLethalKO) limp around with their right hand on their left shoulder until healed--even if they hold a lightsaber or blaster in said hand.

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* Not One of Stéphane Pêtre's illustrations in ''Mort et vie des 26 maréchaux d'Empire'' depicts Marmont at the shoulder but used the same way, classic ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' installments had the protagonists hold their abdomens if they were weak (and when close to dying they would limp very slowly).
* In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series, characters who have been injured to nigh-CriticalExistenceFailure (or just got up from NonLethalKO) limp around with their right hand on their
battle of Salamanca, holding his left shoulder until healed--even if after having his arm shattered by an English shell.
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* In most ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, no matter where people are shot
they hold tend to limp around holding their shoulders.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Chief O'Brien does this
a lightsaber or blaster lot. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in said hand.that once he actually does get shot in his shoulder. Not to mention the times he dislocates his shoulder while holo-kayaking (which gets [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] every time).
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Captain Picard has also gotten hit in the shoulder.
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': So has Captain Archer, which barely slows him down.



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* Zero in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' does this when being in a critical low level of health.
* No matter whether tackled, shot, burned, or exploded, your rudie in ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' will skate at their fullest until they're at 10% health, in which they're hunched over with a hand on opposite shoulder.
* Not the shoulder but used the same way, classic ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' installments had the protagonists hold their abdomens if they were weak (and when close to dying they would limp very slowly).
* In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series, characters who have been injured to nigh-CriticalExistenceFailure (or just got up from NonLethalKO) limp around with their right hand on their left shoulder until healed--even if they hold a lightsaber or blaster in said hand.



* One of Stéphane Pêtre's illustrations in ''Mort et vie des 26 maréchaux d'Empire'' depicts Marmont at the battle of Salamanca, holding his left shoulder after having his arm shattered by an English shell.

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* One of Stéphane Pêtre's illustrations in ''Mort et vie des 26 maréchaux d'Empire'' depicts Marmont at the battle of Salamanca, holding In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Bolin holds
his left shoulder after having taking a hit during a pro-bending match. Justified, however, since he did get hit in the shoulder.
** Tenzin holds
his arm shattered by an English shell. shoulder after taking a number of hits in season 3. Since the beating he took was very brutal, he probably has a few cracked ribs.
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14th Mar '16 6:03:37 PM eroock
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8th Feb '16 7:36:16 AM Abracadabrantes
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* One of Stéphane Pêtre's illustrations in ''Mort et vie des 26 maréchaux d'Empire'' depicts Marmont at the battle of Salamanca, holding his left shoulder after having his arm shattered by an English shell.
25th Apr '15 5:33:34 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Berserk}}'' Casca holds her shoulder after victorious battle against Adon, where he shot her in said shoulder with a poison dart, so it's justified.

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* In ''{{Berserk}}'' ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' Casca holds her shoulder after victorious battle against Adon, where he shot her in said shoulder with a poison dart, so it's justified.
28th Jan '15 6:28:40 AM Zoorteg
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* Whenever the nigh-indestructible Anime/{{Inuyasha}} is injured, he holds his shoulder. In fact, the only time he ''doesn't'' hold his shoulder is when he is literally too injured to move.

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* Whenever the nigh-indestructible Anime/{{Inuyasha}} ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' is injured, he holds his shoulder. In fact, the only time he ''doesn't'' hold his shoulder is when he is literally too injured to move.
28th Dec '14 9:31:52 PM randomtroper89
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* Non-anime example: In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series, characters who have been injured to nigh-CriticalExistenceFailure (or just got up from NonLethalKO) limp around with their right hand on their left shoulder until healed--even if they hold a lightsaber or blaster in said hand.

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* Non-anime example: In the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series, characters who have been injured to nigh-CriticalExistenceFailure (or just got up from NonLethalKO) limp around with their right hand on their left shoulder until healed--even if they hold a lightsaber or blaster in said hand.
23rd Aug '14 1:47:29 PM pave17
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Probably due to the LawOfConservationOfDetail, or RuleOfCool. Or whatever.

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Probably It is actually the recommended practice in case of chest trauma (such as a broken rib). To rotate an arm at the shoulder, one uses both the muscles in the limb ''and'' the chest muscles. Therefore, holding the shoulder prevents any accidental movement of the arm that can cause additional pain and, possibly, aggravate the injury.

Most of the time, however, it's
due to the LawOfConservationOfDetail, or RuleOfCool. Or whatever.
23rd Aug '14 1:21:20 PM pave17
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** Tenzin does this briefly after taking a number of hits in season 3.

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** Tenzin does this briefly after taking a number of hits in season 3. Since the beating he took was very brutal, he probably has a few cracked ribs.
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