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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.
11th Mar '16 8:55:17 AM erforce
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* In the first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie, the Shredder holds a spearpoint to Leonardo's throat and forces the other turtles to throw aside their weapons. After they do so, he says, "[[YouFool Fools]]! The three of you might have overpowered me with the loss of but one. Now your fate... shall be HIS!"

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* In the first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movie, ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', the Shredder holds a spearpoint to Leonardo's throat and forces the other turtles to throw aside their weapons. After they do so, he says, "[[YouFool Fools]]! The three of you might have overpowered me with the loss of but one. Now your fate... shall be HIS!"
6th Feb '16 10:51:49 PM nombretomado
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* Bulldog, in an episode of ''{{Frasier}}'', used Roz (who was pregnant at the time) as a shield when someone pulls out a gun. It ends up looking like he tried to push her out of the way and is hailed as a hero. Only Frasier knows the truth but is unable to get him to confess. It all comes to a head at the ceremony in Bulldog's honor. Martin, who was just tired of listening to Frasier complain about it, randomly shouts, "HE'S GOT A GUN!" Sure enough, Bulldog does it again, this time, using his ''own mother'' as a shield.

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* Bulldog, in an episode of ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', used Roz (who was pregnant at the time) as a shield when someone pulls out a gun. It ends up looking like he tried to push her out of the way and is hailed as a hero. Only Frasier knows the truth but is unable to get him to confess. It all comes to a head at the ceremony in Bulldog's honor. Martin, who was just tired of listening to Frasier complain about it, randomly shouts, "HE'S GOT A GUN!" Sure enough, Bulldog does it again, this time, using his ''own mother'' as a shield.
28th Jan '16 9:53:48 AM AHI-3000
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* When in the Christmas episode of ''TheBoondocks'', a mall Santa uses a little girl as a human shield against Riley, who shoots at him with airsoft guns in retaliation for several Christmases of poverty. "Why, Santa, why? You're ruining my childhood!"

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* When in the During ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' Christmas episode of ''TheBoondocks'', special "[[Recap/TheBoondocksS1E7AHueyFreemanChristmas A Huey Freeman Christmas]]", a mall Santa {{mall Santa}} uses a little girl as a human shield against Riley, who shoots at him with went on rampage firing airsoft guns at Santa, in retaliation for several Christmases years of poverty. "Why, Santa, why? You're ruining my childhood!"[[ItMakesSenseInContext Riley not getting what he wanted for Christmas]].
24th Jan '16 9:10:38 AM Knight20
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fuse}}'' Dalton Brooks former mentor Meilin Mao does this to a target his team is supposed to rescue.
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