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19th Jun '17 2:05:05 PM Magnustheinexplicable
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* In ''Literature/ThePerilsOfEnhancegirl'' the eponymous heroine is routinely subjected to this. In fact, it's a specific weakness of her super senses: chloroform and similar substances send her to dreamland with the slightest whiff.
11th Jun '17 11:17:16 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/StarshipsMage'': "Smart darts" are tiny stun darts that are shot at a target, scan them, and then deliver the optimal electrical shock to render that specific person unconscious for a few hours. There's a slight delay before the target falls unconscious, but that's mostly caused by the darts calculating the shock. It's also mentioned that occasionally the darts will knock someone out for far longer, which is usually a bad sign, as it means that the darts missed something in the scan and gave too strong a shock.
29th May '17 12:12:27 PM nombretomado
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* WhiteCollar has an episode where Peter and Neal are made to drink iced tea and chloral hydrate and it knocks them out immediately.

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* WhiteCollar ''Series/WhiteCollar'' has an episode where Peter and Neal are made to drink iced tea and chloral hydrate and it knocks them out immediately.
16th May '17 3:10:50 PM Jubileus57
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* Played for laughs (just like basically everything else in the show) in ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' when Megan tries to clorophorm Criquette. Criquette is completely unfazed, and warns Megan that her chlorophorm is of rather bad quality. [[DumbBlonde Said woman]] then curiously sniffs her rag and instantly falls unconscious.
** She falls for this THRICE.
9th May '17 2:17:33 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/HudsonHawk''
** Anna Baragli gives Eddie a cappuccino laced with the sedative ethyl chloride. After he drinks it, he falls asleep instantly.
** Anna, Eddie and Tommy are paralyzed instantly by curare-tipped blowgun darts. Subverted by [[spoiler:Eddie and Tommy, who [[HollywoodHealing somehow recover within minutes]].]]
21st Apr '17 4:41:34 AM Eps05
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* Tragically, because this is not possible is why they decided to go for the OneHitKill to deal with Harambe, the gorilla that was potentially going to harm a child that fell in his zoo enclosure, [[RealityIsUnrealistic much to the disappointment of many people]].
26th Mar '17 8:15:05 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' a single Kakamora blowdart to the butt is enough to paralyze Maui, a 300+ pound demigod, in seconds.



** Averted in the novel, where the big ''TyrannosaurusRex'' (yes, there are [[FromBadToWorse two Tyrannosaurs]]) gets shot multiple times with tranqs but it takes her over an hour to feel it. In fact, she nearly eats the kids while everyone's wondering if she'll ever pitch over.

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** Averted in the novel, where the big ''TyrannosaurusRex'' (yes, there are [[FromBadToWorse two Tyrannosaurs]]) gets shot multiple times with tranqs but it takes her over an hour to feel it. In fact, she nearly eats the kids while everyone's wondering if she'll ever pitch over.she was even hit.
28th Feb '17 5:49:23 PM Korados
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This is ArtisticLicenseMedicine in the extreme. In RealLife, drugs can take anywhere from a few seconds (as with inhaled sedatives and anesthetics used in surgery) to several minutes (as with intramuscular injections of many animal tranquilizers, as frequently observed in wildlife documentaries) to several hours (as with sedatives that are administered in food or drink) to take full effect. Similarly, dosage matters; the amount required to sedate a muscular man or a large animal would kill a smaller person, with the converse also true: a dose safe for a normal person might barely faze a [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]]. There is a reason why surgeries requiring full general anesthesia have an anesthesiologist there whose ''entire job'' is to monitor the type and amount of drugs going into the patient. Furthermore, a doctor who used drugs to subdue an out of control patient would almost certainly lose their license, get in trouble with their malpractice insurance provider, and possibly face criminal charges. For a full treatment of these and other issues, see the [[Analysis/InstantSedation Analysis]] page.

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This is ArtisticLicenseMedicine in the extreme. In RealLife, drugs can take anywhere from a few seconds (as with inhaled sedatives and anesthetics used in surgery) to several minutes (as with intramuscular injections of many animal tranquilizers, as frequently observed in wildlife documentaries) to several hours (as with sedatives that are administered in food or drink) to take full effect. Similarly, dosage matters; the amount required to sedate a muscular man or a large animal would kill a smaller person, with the converse also true: a dose safe for a normal person might barely faze a [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]]. There is a reason why surgeries requiring full general anesthesia have an anesthesiologist anesthetist there whose ''entire job'' is to monitor the type and amount of drugs going into the patient. Furthermore, a doctor who used drugs to subdue an out of control patient would almost certainly lose their license, get in trouble with their malpractice insurance provider, and possibly face criminal charges. For a full treatment of these and other issues, see the [[Analysis/InstantSedation Analysis]] page.
5th Feb '17 9:31:51 AM MajinAkuma
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** Also nicely subverted in that Conan, who is stuck as a six-year-old, will go down quicker when knocked out compared to the teenagers and adults... But the method of sedation is normally a cloth covered in narcotics or chloroform, instead of intramuscular injection.

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** Also nicely subverted in that Conan, who is stuck as a six-year-old, seven-year-old, will go down quicker when knocked out compared to the teenagers and adults... But the method of sedation is normally a cloth covered in narcotics or chloroform, instead of intramuscular injection.injection.
** Subverted with Gin. Due to his large height, the sedation process works slower on him than on Kogoro. He uses the time he has to shoot through his arm, which destroys the needle and cancels the sedation effect and the pain on his arm allows him to stay fully awake.
5th Feb '17 7:59:24 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. When the Dude is given a spiked [[DrinkOrder White Russian]], it takes him about a minute to collapse on the floor, and is later seen running around in daze through traffic.
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