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24th Jul '16 5:27:39 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''TransformersTheMovie'', Megatron does this with [[TheUnchosenOne Hot Rod]] when he foolishly tackles the bigger and stronger Decepticon leader to prevent him from pulling a concealed weapon on Optimus Prime. This causes Optimus to hesitate and allows Megatron to fatally wound him.

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* In the ''TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', Megatron does this with [[TheUnchosenOne Hot Rod]] when he foolishly tackles the bigger and stronger Decepticon leader to prevent him from pulling a concealed weapon on Optimus Prime. This causes Optimus to hesitate and allows Megatron to fatally wound him.



* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', to prevent from being captured by Jumbaa, Stitch disguises himself as a dog and gets himself adopted by Lilo, knowing that Pleakley wouldn't let Jumbaa use his PlasmaCannon while he was with a human.
-->'''Jumbaa''': Using that little girl for a shield. ''(To Stitch)'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards THIS IS LOW EVEN FOR]] ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards YOU!]]''









* In WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}, [[GeneralFailure Zapp]] does this with [[BeleagueredAssistant Kif]] when some aliens hold them at gun point. Kif is so lightweight that Zapp easily picks him up and holds him in the air.

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* In WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', [[GeneralFailure Zapp]] does this with [[BeleagueredAssistant Kif]] when some aliens hold them at gun point. Kif is so lightweight that Zapp easily picks him up and holds him in the air.
16th Jul '16 10:12:20 AM nombretomado
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16th Jun '16 11:20:13 PM Gamermaster
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* During the Kyoto Arc of MahouSenseiNegima, Chigusa tries to use a kidnapped Konoka as a human shield. Unfortunately for her, it backfired in a rather spectacular fashion, as threatening Konoka just so happens to be [[BodyguardCrush Setsuna's]] BerserkButton.

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* During the Kyoto Arc of MahouSenseiNegima, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Chigusa tries to use a kidnapped Konoka as a human shield. Unfortunately for her, it backfired in a rather spectacular fashion, as threatening Konoka just so happens to be [[BodyguardCrush Setsuna's]] BerserkButton.


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* Din gets used as one during the final battle of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons''. Attacking her shocks you, so you have to use the Rod of Seasons to knock her away. [[spoiler: Or you could just transfer a Green Holy Ring (which grants immunity to electricity) over from ''Oracle of Ages'' and ignore her completely.]]
31st May '16 3:54:26 AM Doug86
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* In the climactic battle in ''[[AndreNorton Star Man's Son]]'', the hero is used as this, tied to the barricade the mutant Beast Things have set up for their LastStand. He manages to get loose and crawls [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind to rescue another fellow in the same situation]], but finds the man already dead.

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* In the climactic battle in ''[[AndreNorton ''[[Creator/AndreNorton Star Man's Son]]'', the hero is used as this, tied to the barricade the mutant Beast Things have set up for their LastStand. He manages to get loose and crawls [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind to rescue another fellow in the same situation]], but finds the man already dead.
20th Apr '16 10:08:23 AM ChronoLegion
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the heir to a planet's throne ends up aboard the titular ship and arrives to his planet, which is currently in the hands of the corrupt aristocrats (who have orchestrated his father's death). Since the planet's SpaceNavy is horribly primitive compared to the ''Andromeda'', he threatens the aristocrat, prompting the aristocrat to order that civilian observers be posted on all of his ships and on all military bases from now on, knowing that Dylan would never fire on innocent civilians. Tyr praises the aristocrat on his choice of tactics.
2nd Apr '16 8:00:42 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] uses Rarity to shield himself from a falling [[CarryingACake layer cake]]. Rarity, her last nerve snapped, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chews him out for it]] and then shakes herself at him so he ends up CoveredInGunge anyway.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] uses Rarity to shield himself from a falling [[CarryingACake layer cake]]. Rarity, [[RageBreakingPoint her last nerve snapped, snapped]], [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chews him out for it]] and then shakes herself at him so he ends up CoveredInGunge anyway.


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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In "Love Thy Trophy", Peter tries to use Stewie as a shield his new foster parents when point a gun at him.
-->'''Stewie:''' Don't shoot! [escapes from his clothing and runs away naked] ''Now'' shoot!
30th Mar '16 12:57:10 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Now that guns are standard by the time of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', this becomes a tactic to use. Whenever soldiers with muskets line up in a firing line or a commander or Jäger pulls out a pistol, you can run up to a different enemy, grab them, and let them take the bullets. Since this is instant, unavoidable death for the poor sap you grab, this is a great way to kill stronger enemies.

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* Now that guns are standard by the time of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', this becomes a tactic to use. Whenever soldiers with muskets line up in a firing line or a commander or Jäger pulls out a pistol, you can run up to a different enemy, grab them, and let them take the bullets. Since this is instant, unavoidable death for the poor sap you grab, this is a great way to kill stronger enemies. And yes, this tactic carries over into ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Black Flag]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue Rogue]]''.
28th Mar '16 11:48:34 AM DaveE
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** In the IDW Transformers graphic novel Autocracy, an almost exact duplicate of the above scene occurs, except that this time Hotrod simply transforms into vehicle mode and easily escapes, leaving Megatron wide open for Optimus to shoot.

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** In the IDW Transformers graphic novel Autocracy, an almost exact duplicate of the above scene occurs, except occurs. However in this continuity Hot Rod has SuperSpeed, and ducks out of Megatron's grasp after sticking about a dozen grenades to him. The author also worked on the movie and felt bad that this time Hotrod simply transforms into vehicle mode and easily escapes, leaving Megatron wide open for Optimus to shoot.he'd made Hot Rod look like an idiot.
27th Mar '16 8:28:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* The leader of the raiders in ''TheRoadWarrior'' decorated his vehicle with a pair of living captives, both as a show of power and human shields. One of the captives defiantly attempts to subvert this trope, calling for his comrades in the compound to fight on, while the other is more cowardly and begs them not to shoot.

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* The leader of the raiders in ''TheRoadWarrior'' ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' decorated his vehicle with a pair of living captives, both as a show of power and human shields. One of the captives defiantly attempts to subvert this trope, calling for his comrades in the compound to fight on, while the other is more cowardly and begs them not to shoot.
18th Mar '16 1:57:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''Film/{{Terminator}}: TheSarahConnorChronicles'' where a hero and a villain stand off, holding hostages they think is the other's child.

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* Used in ''Film/{{Terminator}}: TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' where a hero and a villain stand off, holding hostages they think is the other's child.
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