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22nd Dec '16 11:42:06 AM themetalstickman
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* Zed in ''Film/MenInBlack''. Jay accidentally releases the Bouncy Ball of Doom, it ricochets through Zed's office as he's doing paperwork, and he casually leans to the side to avoid it. This is a rare case of a type 3 ''turning into'' a type 1. The ball is ricocheting around Zed's office at speeds that would get you arrested on the Autobahn. He just sits there doing his paperwork like nothing's going on, only tilting his head at the very end because it would have gone straight through his skull.

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* Zed in ''Film/MenInBlack''. Jay accidentally releases the [[HyperDestructiveBouncingBall Bouncy Ball of Doom, Doom]], it ricochets through Zed's office as he's doing paperwork, and he casually leans to the side to avoid it. This is a rare case of a type 3 ''turning into'' a type 1. The ball is ricocheting around Zed's office at speeds that would get you arrested on the Autobahn. He just sits there doing his paperwork like nothing's going on, only tilting his head at the very end because it would have gone straight through his skull.
20th Dec '16 11:32:42 PM Sumatris
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* In ''Film/RogueOne'', [[HandicappedBadass Chirrut]] smoothly evades two blaster shots aimed at his head/torso in rapid succession by casually leaning a bit to the left and the right, respectively. This would be impressive enough for any regular fighter already, but this guy is ''blind''.
25th Nov '16 11:23:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Pretenders", the [[VictimOfTheWeek Number]] is a milquetoast office worker pretending to be a HardboiledDetective. When he encounters 'Detective Riley' aka genuine BadAss John Reese, the latter dodges his wild haymaker with a grin on his face, then knocks out the HeroicWannabe with one punch.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Pretenders", the [[VictimOfTheWeek Number]] is a milquetoast office worker pretending to be a HardboiledDetective. When he encounters 'Detective Riley' aka genuine BadAss badass John Reese, the latter dodges his wild haymaker with a grin on his face, then knocks out the HeroicWannabe with one punch.
22nd Nov '16 5:22:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': After unlocking his potential as The One, Neo could dodge (or parry) any single attack even by an Agent this way (type 1 or 3), although then they start throwing more and tougher opponents at him so that he has to start paying attention again. A good example of when he actually does it is when the three new agents attack him in ''Reloaded'' and the first one aims a kick at his head. He nonchalantly dodges the first kick easily, as well as its follow-up attacks (which he blocks one-handed, the other hand behind his back in disdain). He only notices the agents have been upgraded when he realizes he has to actually use both hands to counterattack.

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': After unlocking his potential as The One, Neo could dodge (or parry) any single attack even by an Agent this way (type 1 or 3), although then they start throwing more and tougher opponents at him so that he has to start paying attention again. A good example of when he actually does it is when the three new agents attack him in ''Reloaded'' ''[[Film/TheMatrixReloaded Reloaded]]'' and the first one aims a kick at his head. He nonchalantly dodges the first kick easily, as well as its follow-up attacks (which he blocks one-handed, the other hand behind his back in disdain). He only notices the agents have been upgraded when he realizes he has to actually use both hands to counterattack.
18th Nov '16 4:10:18 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Drax the Destroyer throws one of his daggers at Korath the Pursuer; Korath dodges just by moving his head out of the way. It's not entirely wasted, though, since it hits a Mook right behind him.






* Wrestling/SamoaJoe will often do this when an opponent attempts an aerial move off the turnbuckles, casually walking to the side as the opponent crashes to the mat.
** Sometimes, though, his opponents get GenreSavvy. One time, Sonjay Dutt leapt to the ropes for a moonsault, stopped and turned his head and saw Joe casually move out of the way. When Joe didn't hear the crashing sound of him hitting the mat, he turned around, and ''then'' Sonjay nailed him with a moonsault.

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* Wrestling/SamoaJoe will often do this when an opponent attempts an aerial move off the turnbuckles, casually walking to the side as the opponent crashes to the mat.
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mat. Sometimes, though, his opponents get GenreSavvy. One time, Sonjay Dutt leapt to the ropes for a moonsault, stopped and turned his head and saw Joe casually move out of the way. When Joe didn't hear the crashing sound of him hitting the mat, he turned around, and ''then'' Sonjay nailed him with a moonsault.



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' does this all the time.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' does this all the time.
12th Nov '16 11:41:36 PM animenutcase
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the FinalBoss of a Genocide playthrough does this with every one of your attacks, quipping, "[[LampshadeHanging What? You think I'm just gonna stand there and take it?]]" Up until that point no other enemy had even ''tried'' to dodge, so it's a bit of a shock the first time.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the FinalBoss of a Genocide playthrough does this with every one of your attacks, quipping, "[[LampshadeHanging What? You think I'm just gonna stand there and take it?]]" Up until that point no other enemy had even ''tried'' to dodge, so it's a bit of a shock the first time. [[spoiler:When you finally use an InterfaceScrew to attack him after he falls asleep, he manages to dodge ''again'', and starts to ask if you really thought he'd fall for that. His question gets cut off when you attack him a second time, more successfully.]]
30th Oct '16 11:18:18 AM Anddrix
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* Characters in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' dodge the March Hare's projectiles as second nature.

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* Characters in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' dodge the March Hare's projectiles as second nature.
30th Aug '16 3:04:05 AM DannWoolf
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** Upon battling the newly [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] Gohan for the first time, Cell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03LfHrxsLSI is quite upset]] at how effortlessly the child dodges his onslaught.

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** Upon battling the newly [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] Saiyan 2]] Gohan for the first time, Cell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03LfHrxsLSI is quite upset]] at how effortlessly the child dodges his onslaught.
28th Aug '16 7:59:17 AM MiinU
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# The character completely dodges the attack at the last moment, but it looks like they were hit. However they appear somewhere else and not only are unharmed, but usually quite mouthy on the subject. The attacker gets to JawDrop for their failure.

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# The character completely dodges the attack at the last moment, but it looks like they were hit. However they appear somewhere else and not only are unharmed, but usually quite mouthy on hit... until the subject. The camera reveals they're standing off to the side, completely unharmed. Or they'll make some [[CasualDangerDialog witty remark]] to let their baffled ''would-be'' attacker gets to JawDrop for their failure. know they missed.
19th Aug '16 12:18:27 AM Gadjiltron
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# Not only did they dodge perfectly, they don't appear to be paying attention. This generally leads to the attacker becoming outraged and the onlooking non-affiliated characters being baffled.

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# Not only did they dodge perfectly, they don't appear to be paying attention. This generally leads to the attacker becoming outraged and the onlooking non-affiliated characters being baffled.
baffled. This variant may cross over into CoincidentalDodge in more humorous situations.
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