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13th Mar '18 11:02:37 PM BattleMaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' had this trope pretty hard, too. Despite Wolverine having [[WolverineClaws a trope]] he's known for, he wasn't allowed to do anything worse than body-check human or mutant opponents. Robots and monsters were still fair game for dismemberment, though. This trope was espcially noticeable given that there ''wasn't'' a restriction against bad guys hitting Wolverine, and in once notable instance in the early episodes he was taken out of commission by a brutal on-screen clawing from Sabertooth.
21st Feb '18 2:00:03 AM StFan
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Oh, no, he's thrown the hero across the room. I'm sure it hurt, but the hero is getting up again. Now he's ''very slowly'' closing the distance... He's got the hero again; now it's time for the killing blow. Just twist his head off like a bottle cap....

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Oh, no, he's thrown the hero across the room. I'm We're sure it hurt, but the hero is getting up again. Now he's ''very slowly'' closing the distance... He's got the hero again; now it's time for the killing blow. Just twist his head off like a bottle cap....




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* Gaara's fight with Rock Lee during the Chunin exams in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is rife with this, although it's justifiable by claiming that Gaara wasn't taking Lee very seriously and just toying with him for half the fight. [[spoiler:When he finally gets a grip after taking him seriously, his first act is to pulverize Lee's limbs.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Gaara's fight with Rock Lee during the Chunin exams in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is rife with this, although it's justifiable by claiming that Gaara wasn't taking Lee very seriously and just toying with him for half the fight. [[spoiler:When he finally gets a grip after taking him seriously, his first act is to pulverize Lee's limbs.]]



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* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' has two separate fights involving an unarmed Terminator fighting John Connor, and despite being a killer robot with extensive knowledge of human anatomy, repeatedly throws Connor far away and thus gives him the time to pull out a weapon.
** One of them has no legs, thus making throwing him doubly stupid.
** From ''[[http://www.the-editing-room.com/terminator-salvation.html Terminator Salvation: The Abridged Script]]'':

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* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' has two separate fights involving an unarmed Terminator fighting John Connor, and despite being a killer robot with extensive knowledge of human anatomy, repeatedly throws Connor far away and thus gives him the time to pull out a weapon.
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weapon. One of them has no legs, thus making throwing him doubly stupid.
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stupid. From ''[[http://www.the-editing-room.com/terminator-salvation.html Terminator Salvation: The Abridged Script]]'':



* In ''Film/HotFuzz'' both fights involving GiantMook Michael Armstrong are prominent examples of this.
** Possibly justified as the "trolley boy" was stated to have the mind of a child - a child who does whatever the BigBad tells him, but a child none the less

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* In ''Film/HotFuzz'' both fights involving GiantMook Michael Armstrong are prominent examples of this.
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this. Possibly justified as the "trolley boy" was stated to have the mind of a child - -- a child who does whatever the BigBad tells him, but a child none the less



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* The demons on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are pretty bad about the telekinetic version of this. They have repeatedly slammed Sam and Dean against walls and have demonstrated that they can slice people open telekinetically, but they always seem to cause only superficial wounds while taunting the boys until they lose their advantage. You'd think they'd know better by now.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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The demons on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are pretty bad about the telekinetic version of this. They have repeatedly slammed Sam and Dean against walls and have demonstrated that they can slice people open telekinetically, but they always seem to cause only superficial wounds while taunting the boys until they lose their advantage. You'd think they'd know better by now.



* Boss monsters in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' tend to throw Buffy or her friends into walls instead just ripping their heads off. (Adam comes to mind. Also the goddess Glory, and The Judge, and the Turok-Han uber-vampires, and...) No matter what superpowers or magic spells the bad guys have, or if they're technically immune to damage, the final fight boils down to a martial arts duel between them and Buffy. Buffy is occasionally allowed to use a special weapon (like the rocket launcher used to kill the demon called The Judge), provided that weapon is the only way she can hurt the BigBad.
** For that matter, Buffy herself spends a lot of time throwing mooks around and punching them to no particular effect, since most of her enemies can only be killed in fairly specific ways.
*** As above, walls and conveniently placed piles of cardboard boxes or dumpsters full of soft, soft trash. Mostly the more human Scoobies landed in the latter, as it is canon that Buffy is very durable.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Boss monsters in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' in tend to throw Buffy or her friends into walls instead just ripping their heads off. (Adam comes to mind. Also the goddess Glory, and The Judge, and the Turok-Han uber-vampires, and...) No matter what superpowers or magic spells the bad guys have, or if they're technically immune to damage, the final fight boils down to a martial arts duel between them and Buffy. Buffy is occasionally allowed to use a special weapon (like the rocket launcher used to kill the demon called The Judge), provided that weapon is the only way she can hurt the BigBad.
** For that matter, Buffy herself spends a lot of time throwing mooks around and punching them to no particular effect, since most of her enemies can only be killed in fairly specific ways.
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ways. As above, walls and conveniently placed piles of cardboard boxes or dumpsters full of soft, soft trash. Mostly the more human Scoobies landed in the latter, as it is canon that Buffy is very durable.



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* Averted in GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, as most example monsters who grappled enemies usually then followed up with neck snaps, bites, constriction, punching, harmful skin contact (by electrocution/burning/poison/whatever as appropriate), strangling and so on, rather than throwing the grappled enemy. The only stand-out exception to this trend was the Giant Ape, who grabbed enemies and then spiked them to the ground like a football (effectively a ten story fall).

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* Averted in GURPS ''GURPS Dungeon Fantasy, Fantasy'', as most example monsters who grappled grapple enemies usually then followed follow up with neck snaps, bites, constriction, punching, harmful skin contact (by electrocution/burning/poison/whatever as appropriate), strangling and so on, rather than throwing the grappled enemy. The only stand-out exception to this trend was is the Giant Ape, who grabbed grabs enemies and then spiked spikes them to the ground like a football (effectively a ten story fall).



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* Happens with Big Bob-omb in ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 64}}'', where the boss will only ever try to throw Mario out the arena (aka off the moutain, although not a massive drop in most cases) and has to be defeated by Mario throwing him to the ground (in the arena). Averted in the DS remake where he actually throws Bob-ombs against Yoshi, although [[TacticalSuicideBoss only because Yoshi can't pick up anything in said game]].

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* Happens with Big Bob-omb in ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario 64}}'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', where the boss will only ever try to throw Mario out the arena (aka (a.k.a. off the moutain, mountain, although not a massive drop in most cases) and has to be defeated by Mario throwing him to the ground (in the arena). Averted in the DS remake where he actually throws Bob-ombs against Yoshi, although [[TacticalSuicideBoss only because Yoshi can't pick up anything in said game]].



* Much like DeadlyDodging on Spidey's part, JustHitHim was thoroughly exercised by various supervillains and superheroes alike on ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' due to the fact that the network suits didn't allow anyone to throw punches. Try to imagine the otherwise badass Kingpin or Venom being limited to picking up Spidey, then lightly dropping him again and proceeding to pronounce how invincible and deadly they truly are. To be fair, Kingpin was known for handing out spine-crunching bear hugs to his opponents, and despite this handicap, [[PragmaticAdaptation Venom was still scary as hell.]]
* Also comes up in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman''; in his first fight with the web-head, Rhino repeatedly grabs him and throws him away. This is after it has already been made abundantly clear to both of them that Spidey is a (relatively) FragileSpeedster while Rhino is a MightyGlacier, and that the fight would be over immediately if Rhino just kept hold of him and tore him apart.
** Averted later, when Silvermane has Spidey in a bear hug. Even when blinded, he doesn't let go and opts just to crush Peter.

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* Much like DeadlyDodging on Spidey's part, JustHitHim was thoroughly exercised by various supervillains and superheroes alike on ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' due to the fact that the network suits didn't allow anyone to throw punches. Try to imagine the otherwise badass Kingpin or Venom being limited to picking up Spidey, then lightly dropping him again and proceeding to pronounce how invincible and deadly they truly are. To be fair, Kingpin was is known for handing out spine-crunching bear hugs to his opponents, and despite this handicap, [[PragmaticAdaptation Venom was Venomis still scary as hell.]]
* Also comes up in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman''; in his first fight with the web-head, Rhino repeatedly grabs him and throws him away. This is after it has already been made abundantly clear to both of them that Spidey is a (relatively) FragileSpeedster while Rhino is a MightyGlacier, and that the fight would be over immediately if Rhino just kept hold of him and tore him apart.
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apart. Averted later, when Silvermane has Spidey in a bear hug. Even when blinded, he doesn't let go and opts just to crush Peter.



* Thanks to censorship, this applied to most of the bare handed fights in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}.'' Skewered by {{Creator/Seanbaby}} [[http://www.seanbaby.com/superfriends/grundy.htm here]].

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* Thanks to censorship, this applied to most of the bare handed bare-handed fights in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}.'' Skewered by {{Creator/Seanbaby}} [[http://www.seanbaby.com/superfriends/grundy.htm here]].



* Common in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.'' Although Danny has intangibility, it doesn't always prevent him from leaving cracks in all the walls the villains like to throw him into.

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* Common in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom.'' ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. Although Danny has intangibility, it doesn't always prevent him from leaving cracks in all the walls the villains like to throw him into.



20th Jan '18 2:20:21 AM Arivne
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In an uncountable number of movies and TV shows the bad guy has the good guy at his mercy. He backs the good guy up to a wall with a sword, spear or even a red hot poker at his throat. But then, rather than simply push, he pulls his arm back and then lunges forward - giving the good guy time to duck.






* In an uncountable number of movies and TV shows the bad guy has the good guy at his mercy. He backs the good guy up to a wall with a sword, spear or even a red hot poker at his throat. But then, rather than simply push, he pulls his arm back and then lunges forward - giving the good guy time to duck.
19th Jan '18 9:30:12 PM Zuxtron
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* Scarecrow's super move in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' has him grow to a giant size, grab the opponent, and... slam them against the ground a few times. This would normally be lethal, but in this setting, everyone has SuperToughness equal to Superman's thanks to AppliedPhlebotinum, meaning that the attack, though pretty painful, is still survivable. Considering his size, it would be pretty easy for him to just bite their head off, or snap them in half. Then again, this unrealistic attack can be justified by the fact that fights against Scarecrow are actually hallucinations caused by his fear gas.
21st Dec '17 1:51:30 PM marymichael
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...he's thrown the hero again -- right through a wall, so he must have thrown him pretty hard. However, the hero is now conveniently right next to the weapon he dropped earlier, giving him another chance to fight back. This could have been avoided if the mook would have Just hit him!

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...he's thrown the hero again -- right through a wall, so he must have thrown him pretty hard. However, the hero is now conveniently right next to the weapon he dropped earlier, giving him another chance to fight back. This could have been avoided if the mook would have Just hit him!
Hit Him!
27th Aug '17 12:52:46 AM Darth_Marth
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In "Hardhome" the White Walker who attacks Jon and Laboda while they're trying to retrieve the Dragonglass [[RedShirt kills Laboda in about a second]], but then insists on throwing Jon across the room and whacking him with the non-lethal part of it's spear instead of stabbing him while his back is turned or while he's defenseless after his weapon is shattered. This gives Jon enough time to retrieve another weapon, one that conveniently can actually kill White Walkers, and win the fight.
25th Aug '17 2:57:53 AM Baeraad555
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* Likewise common in the spinoff series ''Series/{{Angel}}''. ''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity'' mercilessly mocked fourth-season villain The Beast for seemingly not knowing any other offensive moves than throwing people into walls.
26th May '17 7:29:12 PM Rebu
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* Increasingly subverted in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games. In the first two main titles, throws don't do direct damage unless you toss the guy into a long fall or a fragile scaffold. In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', though, Ezio uses OneHitKill throws in certain unarmed assassination animations. By ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Ezio can use a Counter Grab throw in straight combat to OneHitKill most enemies. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' regrettably plays it straight again with two inversion: the Ropebeater and [[spoiler: Haytham]] counter all of Connor's strikes and can only be defeated by luring him near tables, upon which Connor slams him into them to hurt him.

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* Increasingly subverted in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games.
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In the first two main titles, throws don't do direct damage unless you toss the guy into a long fall or a fragile scaffold. scaffold.
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In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', though, Ezio uses OneHitKill throws in certain unarmed assassination animations. By ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', Ezio can use a Counter Grab throw in straight combat to OneHitKill most enemies.
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''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' regrettably plays it straight again with two inversion: the Ropebeater and [[spoiler: Haytham]] counter all of Connor's strikes and can only be defeated by luring him them near tables, upon which and Connor slams him them into them those tables to hurt him.them.



* [[spoiler:[[BigBad The]] [[NighInvulnerable Meta]] is afflicted with this]] in [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Revelations Episode 20]]. [[spoiler: After Sarge's UnflinchingWalk, which turns into Meta swatting Sarge's shotgun away with his right arm, Meta proceeds to grab Sarge's throat and hold him up and... doesn't do anything else while Sarge manages to commune a secret message to Grif and attaches the Warthog's tow cable hook to the Meta's torso. Still, more preferable than Tex's fate in the previous episode.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[BigBad The]] [[NighInvulnerable Meta]] is afflicted with this]] in [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Revelations ''Machinima/RedVsBlue Revelations'' Episode 20]]. 20. [[spoiler: After Sarge's UnflinchingWalk, which turns into UnflinchingWalk, Meta swatting swats Sarge's shotgun away with his right arm, Meta proceeds to grab grab's Sarge's throat and hold throat, holds him up and... doesn't do anything else while Sarge manages to commune a secret message to Grif and attaches the Warthog's tow cable hook to the Meta's torso. Still, more preferable than Tex's fate in the previous episode.]]
26th May '17 7:19:30 PM Rebu
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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'': during a fight on a plane, a GiantMook catches Drake, pins him against the wall... and, for no apparent reason, decides to ''open up the cargo bay in mid-flight and throw Drake out''[[note]]Presumably he knew how dangerous Drake is and wanted felt beating him to a pulp would give him a chance to turn the tables[[/note]]. Drake manages to get free and uses a parachute deployment system to hurl a truck into the mook's face.

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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'': during a fight on a plane, a GiantMook catches Drake, pins him against the wall... and, for no apparent reason, decides to ''open up the cargo bay in mid-flight and throw Drake out''[[note]]Presumably he knew how dangerous Drake is and wanted felt beating him to a pulp would give him a chance to turn the tables[[/note]]. tables. That, or he just wanted a cool action-movie setpiece. Or he just wanted more room to maneuver while beating Drake to a pulp.[[/note]]. Drake manages to get free and uses a parachute deployment system attached to the cargo to hurl a truck into the mook's face.face. Which accidentally brings down the whole plane.
26th May '17 7:13:47 PM Rebu
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* The demons on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are pretty bad about the telekinetic version of this. They have repeatedly slammed Sam and Dean against walls and have demonstrated that they can slice people open telekenetically, but they always seem to cause only superficial wounds while taunting the boys until they lose their advantage. You'd think they'd know better by now.

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* The demons on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are pretty bad about the telekinetic version of this. They have repeatedly slammed Sam and Dean against walls and have demonstrated that they can slice people open telekenetically, telekinetically, but they always seem to cause only superficial wounds while taunting the boys until they lose their advantage. You'd think they'd know better by now.now.
** Similarly, super-strong monsters like to throw our heroes against walls instead of breaking a limb to immobilize them, or caving in their ribcage.



* In the ''Series/ArrowVerse'', people with super-strength often just, yep, throw people into walls. Sometimes they'll get one good hit on Flash, which stuns him long enough for them to run away instead of finishing him off.



* An incredibly egregious case in ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'': during a fight on a plane, a GiantMook catches Drake, pins him against the wall... and, for no apparent reason, decides to ''open up the cargo bay in mid-flight and throw Drake out''. Drake manages to get free and uses a parachute deployment system to hurl a truck into the mook's face.

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* An incredibly egregious case in ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'': during a fight on a plane, a GiantMook catches Drake, pins him against the wall... and, for no apparent reason, decides to ''open up the cargo bay in mid-flight and throw Drake out''.out''[[note]]Presumably he knew how dangerous Drake is and wanted felt beating him to a pulp would give him a chance to turn the tables[[/note]]. Drake manages to get free and uses a parachute deployment system to hurl a truck into the mook's face.



** Averted later, when Silverman has Spidey in a bear hug. Even when blinded, he doesn't let go and opts just to crush Peter.

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** Averted later, when Silverman Silvermane has Spidey in a bear hug. Even when blinded, he doesn't let go and opts just to crush Peter.
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