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22nd Apr '17 5:56:50 PM nombretomado
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* Used by Basilisx in ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' episode 8. He uses Luigi, whom he [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] earlier, to stop Hammer Bros. Mario from striking him.
* Occurs early on in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4, where Gracie Wainright attempts to rob Anna Chase (who is [[BlindWithoutEm not wearing her glasses]]) and Kitty Gittschall, and after being threatened by Kitty and hit by Kyle Portman, Gracie is just distracted enough for Anna to attempt to run away. However, she is quickly caught and held by the hair by Gracie, as an attempt to get Kitty and Kyle to stop attacking her and to rob Anna in peace.

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* Used by Basilisx in ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' episode 8. He uses Luigi, whom he [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] earlier, to stop Hammer Bros. Mario from striking him.
* Occurs early on in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4, where Gracie Wainright attempts to rob Anna Chase (who is [[BlindWithoutEm not wearing her glasses]]) and Kitty Gittschall, and after being threatened by Kitty and hit by Kyle Portman, Gracie is just distracted enough for Anna to attempt to run away. However, she is quickly caught and held by the hair by Gracie, as an attempt to get Kitty and Kyle to stop attacking her and to rob Anna in peace.
9th Apr '17 5:18:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''SaintSeiya'': During the Poseidon arc (at least in the anime), every time Seiya tried to hit Poseidon with an arrow, the arrow came back at him. At some time, Shaina volunteered herself as a shield but he switched positions so ''he'd'' be ''her'' shield. Shiryu then served as a shield for both while complimenting Seiya for refusing to use a woman as a human shield.

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* ''SaintSeiya'': ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': During the Poseidon arc (at least in the anime), every time Seiya tried to hit Poseidon with an arrow, the arrow came back at him. At some time, Shaina volunteered herself as a shield but he switched positions so ''he'd'' be ''her'' shield. Shiryu then served as a shield for both while complimenting Seiya for refusing to use a woman as a human shield.
31st Mar '17 3:56:15 PM nombretomado
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* Early reports soon after his death indicated that OsamaBinLaden tried this with one of his wives just before he was killed. Later clarified that while there were two women present ''they'' apparently were trying to protect ''him'', though they may also have just been trying to give him enough time to grab the two guns next to him. When the SEAL's burst in, the women were just pushed aside and bin Laden was shot.

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* Early reports soon after his death indicated that OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden tried this with one of his wives just before he was killed. Later clarified that while there were two women present ''they'' apparently were trying to protect ''him'', though they may also have just been trying to give him enough time to grab the two guns next to him. When the SEAL's burst in, the women were just pushed aside and bin Laden was shot.
26th Mar '17 9:56:46 AM nombretomado
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* Happens on ''{{Numb3rs}}'' at least twice, both times to Colby Granger. Both times he tells a fellow agent to shoot, but neither does.

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* Happens on ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'' at least twice, both times to Colby Granger. Both times he tells a fellow agent to shoot, but neither does.
13th Mar '17 11:19:36 AM secretfan14
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* In the manga of ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lucy uses the {{Dojikko}} secretary Kisaragi in this fashion just before [[spoiler: decapitating her]]. In the anime, [[spoiler: it's reversed: she kills poor Kisaragi, ''then'' uses her corpse as a shield. Of course, in both cases this is merely an act of cruelty, as her vectors protected her from gunfire.]]

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* In the manga of ''Manga/ElfenLied'', Lucy uses the {{Dojikko}} CuteClumsyGirl secretary Kisaragi in this fashion just before [[spoiler: decapitating her]]. In the anime, [[spoiler: it's reversed: she kills poor Kisaragi, ''then'' uses her corpse as a shield. Of course, in both cases this is merely an act of cruelty, as her vectors protected her from gunfire.]]
9th Mar '17 5:38:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'': The LRA uses ChildSoldiers to do the bulk of their fighting because [[GenreSavvy they know that most people will hesitate to hurt a child]]. Sad case of TruthInTelevision.

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* ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'': The LRA uses ChildSoldiers to do the bulk of their fighting because [[GenreSavvy they know that most people will hesitate to hurt a child]].child. Sad case of TruthInTelevision.
28th Feb '17 3:50:18 AM Dravencour
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** At the end of the first film, the AxCrazy Scorpio Killer uses a boy as a human shield. Detective Callahan simply shoots him in the shoulder (given the range and the fact that the boys was too small to provide a lot of protection, Callahan could've put a bullet in Scorpio's chest). Callahan then proceeds to give Scorpio one last chance to surrender, and then puts a bullet through him.

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** At the end of the first film, the AxCrazy Scorpio Killer uses a boy as a human shield. Detective Callahan simply shoots him in the shoulder (given the range and the fact that the boys boy was too small to provide a lot of protection, Callahan could've put a bullet in Scorpio's chest).chest or his head). Callahan then proceeds to give Scorpio one last chance to surrender, and then puts a bullet through him.
28th Feb '17 3:43:26 AM Dravencour
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* In the manga of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' [[AntiHero Guts]] has used a child as a shield and/or hostage in at least 2 separate occasions, such as when he was fighting with The Count and used the apostle's daughter to ward off an attack.
* An interesting twist in City Hunter. Ryo Saeba gets the drop on a bad guy in a resturant with his 357 Magnum. The Mook opens the curtains behind him, pointing out the crowded tokyo street and taunts Saeba with the fact that if he opens fire, the bullet will cut through the mook and undoubtedly hit a passer by. Ryo proves how badass he is by [[spoiler:shooting THROUGH his own hand, slowing the bullet down just enough to kill the bad guy and still not hurt any bystanders]]
* The first episode of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has Revy using some mook as a shield, then killing him as they flee. Judging by the fact he was apparently uninjured until that point, the slightly-more-bad guys were probably reluctant to shoot him, or had poor aim.

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* In the manga of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' [[AntiHero Guts]] has used a child kids as a shield and/or hostage in at least 2 two separate occasions, such as the Guardians of Desire arc when he was fighting with The Count and used the apostle's Count's daughter Theresia to ward off an attack.
attack by her monstered-out father, as well as the Lost Children arc when he used a kid to lure a bunch of Apostle-spawn away from a village so he could kill them. Puck objects quite strongly to both instances.
* An interesting twist in City Hunter. Ryo Saeba gets the drop on a bad guy in a resturant with his his .357 Magnum. The Mook opens the curtains behind him, pointing out the crowded tokyo Tokyo street and taunts Saeba with the fact that if he opens fire, the bullet will cut through the mook and undoubtedly hit a passer by. Ryo proves how badass he is by [[spoiler:shooting THROUGH his own hand, slowing the bullet down just enough to kill the bad guy and still not hurt any bystanders]]
* The first episode of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has Revy using some mook one of the Extra Order mercs as a shield, shield during the shootout at the Yellow Flag, then killing him as they flee.made their escape. Judging by the fact he was apparently uninjured until that point, the slightly-more-bad guys were probably reluctant to shoot him, or had poor aim.
15th Feb '17 6:45:43 AM jamespolk
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* In the 1922 ''Film/{{Robin Hood|1922}}, Robin is choking out one of Prince John's mooks when another mook appears on the wall with a bow and arrow. Robin whips the mook around just in time for the mook to take the arrow in the back.
19th Jan '17 11:59:33 AM upupandaway42
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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', the [[VillainOfTheWeek Ghost]] uses Rachel as a human shield to prevent Hicks from shooting him. Unfortunatly for him, Hicks' superpower gives him ImprobableAimingSkills, allowing him to [[spoiler: shoot a metal sign behind the Ghost, the ricochet hitting the villain InTheBack and killing him]].
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