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19th Jul '17 8:49:20 AM Necrodomo
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* The [[BodyHorror Wyrm]] [[BadBoss Master]] demon from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' can order its imp minions to position themselves in the path of incoming attacks, forcing enemies to mow through dozens of {{Mooks}} to attack the demon. Given the [[HeavenAndHell setting]] most enemies aren't likely to care about the body count, but the Wyrm Master is aiming to ''[[WeHaveReserves exhaust]]'' attackers, not guilt-trip them.
28th Jun '17 2:17:32 AM Jubileus57
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* Laid-back Miis in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' tend to hide behind their ''own teammates'' so they receive the blows meant to themselves. Needless to say, [[WhatTheHellHero it is less than appreciated]].
11th Jun '17 7:48:57 AM shawn_allen
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* In ''Film/NightOfTheComet'', two Valley girls help themselves to some merch in a department store, not knowing that the former stockboys, now "owners of the store," can see them. When one of the girls is taken hostage, the other takes one of the stockboys hostage, using him as a shield. When their leader mentions "I can't have you holding one of my men hostage," he proceeds to kill the guy.
10th Jun '17 8:11:06 PM Lord-Jaric
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* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fanfic ''Black Rose Admirer'' the title team arrives at a bank robbery and proceeds to beat the thieves. One is left standing and takes one of the hostages as a shield. Ruby uses her semblance to neutralize the criminal. [[StalkerWithACrush Unfortunately for her this has a downside.]]
7th Jun '17 7:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* Completely subverted in "Boston Brawl 2" in the WhateleyUniverse. The heroes (a bunch of teenagers from the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy) are fighting a BigBad, his [[FiveBadBand hardened super-criminals]], and some mercenaries the BigBad brought along too. One mercenary with flying power armor grabs the weakest-looking heroine (Generator is 14, but looks like a short 11-year-old girl) and threatens her with a knife. Generator's powers are a phenomenal healing rate and the ability to cast a psychokinetic copy of herself into objects. She embeds herself on the knife and casts a copy of herself into Ironhawk's armor, taking it over and using it as a weapon against the other badguys.

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* Completely subverted in "Boston Brawl 2" in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. The heroes (a bunch of teenagers from the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy) are fighting a BigBad, his [[FiveBadBand hardened super-criminals]], and some mercenaries the BigBad brought along too. One mercenary with flying power armor grabs the weakest-looking heroine (Generator is 14, but looks like a short 11-year-old girl) and threatens her with a knife. Generator's powers are a phenomenal healing rate and the ability to cast a psychokinetic copy of herself into objects. She embeds herself on the knife and casts a copy of herself into Ironhawk's armor, taking it over and using it as a weapon against the other badguys.
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.]]
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