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14th May '17 9:22:58 PM jamespolk
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** Played with later in the movie, when he is suddenly seen being an excellent shot again... [[spoiler:only, he isn't using his left hand, implying he decided to overcome the problem by ''learning to shoot with his right hand'']]. This is never actually announced or remarked on, though.

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** Played with later * ''Film/TheyMadeMeACriminal'': Johnny the boxer is TheSouthpaw, and also a fugitive from the police, having been unjustly accused of murder. He gets a bout out in the movie, when he is suddenly seen being an excellent shot again... [[spoiler:only, he isn't using his left hand, implying he decided to overcome boonies of Arizona, but fights right-handed so that no one will recognize him. He thus winds up taking a beating, until the problem by ''learning cop who's tracked him down says not to shoot with his right hand'']]. This is never actually announced or remarked on, though.bother as the cop already knows who he is. Johnny then starts fighting lefty and gives a much better account of himself.
9th May '17 12:36:12 PM EDP
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* Happens multiple times in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' during the Twelve Temples Arc and the lead-up. Most of the times is the Gold Saints that, for a reason or the other, are holding back, but the final (and most magnificent) it's [[spoiler:''Shun'' who reveals he had been on the level of the Gold Saints since the start of the series (and indeed, the moment he goes all-out he ''kills'' one after all his previous blows having caused little damage out of an attempt of simply force his surrender), [[MartialPacifist he just didn't want to kill his opponents unless he had to]]-and at that moment he ''had'']].
9th May '17 11:56:34 AM EDP
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* Done to tragic effect in the backstory of ''Series/BabylonFive'': during the early phases of the Earth-Minbari War the Minbari inflicted a small series of [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomp Battles]] against [=EarthForce=] until Sheridan managed to nuke the Minbari flagship during a raid in the Sol System, prompting the Minbari to pull back for a while-and then come out more unstoppable than ever, as the raid in the Sol System was a scouting manouver to prepare a decapitation strike because they didn't want to ''fully mobilize their standing force''. After that loss, however, the Minbari got serious and, even without mobilizing their reserves, they methodically occupied the whole Earth Alliance and destroyed [=EarthForce=] as they slowly but inexorably came for Earth to start the complete destruction of Mankind.
** Done by ''[=EarthForce=]'' during the conflict against the Ch'lonas, the Koulani and Drazi raiders. It was not by choice, as the conflict happened at the same time as the Earth-Minbari War and what they used to hold the line was what they could spare from [[HopelessWar the desperate attempts to slow the Minbari down while they tried to evaquate the Sol System and the Inner Colonies]]. Once the Minbari suddenly surrendered, however, the remnants of [=EarthForce=], augmented by the ships that had been put into production in the previous months and didn't need to be sent against the Minbari (whose numbers included the augmented variants of the ''Hyperion'' that had been sent against the Minbari and the brand-new ''Omega''-class destroyers), went after the Ch'lonas, the Koulani and Drazi raiders, and showed them the difference between what Earth could spare to fight jackals while also dealing with a HopelessWar and a battle-hardened force equipped with state-of-the-art weapons.
9th May '17 11:32:16 AM EDP
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* During one ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story set in the middle ages Mickey and Pete are having a sword fight, and seeing himself on the verge of losing Pete actually quotes the TropeNamer and switches hand, saying he had been fighting left-handed for years because otherwise it would have been too easy. Then Mickey ''completes the quote'' and switches hand too, before winning the duel.
5th May '17 5:25:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', after Cisco learns to reliably produce Vibe blasts from his hands, he doesn't use them much. When he needs to take down [[spoiler:Killer Frost]], he is reluctant and holds back for fear of hurting [[spoiler:her]]. When Julian finally convinces him not to hold back, he rather easily wins a BeamOWar with [[spoiler:her]] and then blasts [[spoiler:her]] into unconsciousness.

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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', after Cisco learns to reliably produce Vibe blasts from his hands, he doesn't use them much. When he needs to take down [[spoiler:Killer Frost]], he is reluctant and holds back for fear of hurting [[spoiler:her]]. When Julian finally convinces him not to hold back, he rather easily wins a BeamOWar with [[spoiler:her]] and then blasts [[spoiler:her]] into unconsciousness. It's no wonder the Killer Frost and Deathstorm of Earth 2 were afraid of his double Reverb, who told Vibe that he had no idea how powerful he could become.
5th May '17 5:08:00 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', after Cisco learns to reliably produce Vibe blasts from his hands, he doesn't use them much. When he needs to take down [[spoiler:Killer Frost]], he is reluctant and holds back for fear of hurting [[spoiler:her]]. When Julian finally convinces him not to hold back, he rather easily wins a BeamOWar with [[spoiler:her]] and then blasts [[spoiler:her]] into unconsciousness.
29th Apr '17 11:30:00 AM jakobitis
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': The same trope naming instance occurs in the film as in the book; a swordsman switching to his dominant hand to gain an advantage.

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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride'': The same trope naming instance occurs in the film as in the book; a swordsman switching to his dominant hand to gain an advantage. Unfortunately for him, in both iterations it then turns out that his opponent is not left handed either and promptly regains the upper hand.
29th Apr '17 11:21:38 AM jakobitis
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** In ''Astonishing X-Men'', Cyclops had his powers psychically de-activated by Emma Frost and had been captured and tortured by an alien warlord. When he finally tells the warlord that the X-Men's secret weapon "Leviathan", was completely fictional (thus throwing out any reason to keep him alive), he starts laughing. The warlord attacks him, demanding to know what else he's been lying about. [[spoiler: Then [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Gd8NBIma-zo/RzSgt3KLuhI/AAAAAAAABm8/hjnXT6PbLlA/s1600-h/scottLies1.jpg with the villain right up in his face,]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Gd8NBIma-zo/RzSguHKLuiI/AAAAAAAABnE/VsI5SKYySOM/s1600-h/scottLies2.jpg Cyclops reactivates his eyebeams and blasts the villain, leaving a massive hole in the building.]]]]

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** In ''Astonishing X-Men'', the team are confronted by a Sentinel. They line up and talk tactics but Cyclops is in no mood for such things - he removes his glasses, and utterly ''eradicates'' the Sentinel from existence - as well as about a mile of forest around. Later in the same run he had his powers psychically de-activated by Emma Frost and had been captured and tortured by an alien warlord. When he finally tells the warlord that the X-Men's secret weapon "Leviathan", was completely fictional (thus throwing out any reason to keep him alive), he starts laughing. The warlord attacks him, demanding to know what else he's been lying about. [[spoiler: Then [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Gd8NBIma-zo/RzSgt3KLuhI/AAAAAAAABm8/hjnXT6PbLlA/s1600-h/scottLies1.jpg with the villain right up in his face,]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Gd8NBIma-zo/RzSguHKLuiI/AAAAAAAABnE/VsI5SKYySOM/s1600-h/scottLies2.jpg Cyclops reactivates his eyebeams and blasts the villain, leaving a massive hole in the building.]]]]
28th Apr '17 2:36:41 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has an example where he gets a splinter in his thumb while working and is trying to hide it in order to avoid being sent home for injury on the job. When he sees it's hindering his ability to flip krabby patties, [=SpongeBob=] switches the spatula to his other hand and reveals that he's ambidextrous (able to use both his right and left hand).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has an example where he gets a splinter in his thumb while working and is trying to hide it in order to avoid being sent home for injury on the job. When he sees it's hindering his ability to flip krabby patties, [=SpongeBob=] switches the spatula to his other hand and reveals that he's ambidextrous (able to use both his right and left hand).
28th Apr '17 2:35:46 AM Vir
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** "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS3E11TheUltimatum The Ultimatum]]": Ming-Hua [[spoiler:[[MultiArmedAndDangerous does her best impression of]] [[SpiderMan Doc Ock]]]].
* Grojband quotes this trope almost word for word when Corey dukes it out with a pirate captain in "The Pirate Lounge For Me".
* The moment when Flash surpasses any speed ever achieved by a human being in order to whup Brainiac-Luthor's ass in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Divided We Fall". The episode practically gave the character an immediate boost from the goofy, comic relief of the League to an absolute badass in ''a few seconds''. And to show how serious he was, we learn that going that deep into the Speed Force runs the risk ''of not coming back''.

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** "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS3E11TheUltimatum The Ultimatum]]": Ming-Hua [[spoiler:[[MultiArmedAndDangerous does her best impression of]] [[SpiderMan [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doc Ock]]]].
* Grojband ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' quotes this trope almost word for word when Corey dukes it out with a pirate captain in "The Pirate Lounge For Me".
* The moment when Flash surpasses any speed ever achieved by a human being in order to whup Brainiac-Luthor's ass in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' episode "Divided We Fall". The episode practically gave the character an immediate boost from the goofy, comic relief of the League to an absolute badass in ''a few seconds''. And to show how serious he was, we learn that going that deep into the Speed Force runs the risk ''of not coming back''.
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