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18th Jul '17 3:44:59 PM Specialist290
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* ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' do this when burning [[CombatClairvoyance Atium]].

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* ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' do this when burning [[CombatClairvoyance Atium]].Atium]], which allows them to literally see their opponent's moves before they actually happen.
13th Jul '17 12:39:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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. 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. Sometimes, though, his opponents get GenreSavvy. One time, time however, 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.
30th Jun '17 4:19:35 AM JackG
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->'''Spanker:''' What are you going to do about it, old man?
->'''Jason Bentley:''' Well first I'm going to lean this way... ''(dodges punch)'' lean that way... ''(dodges punch)'' have a glass of wine... ''(elbows Spanker as he drinks)'' and then scratch my knee. ([[GroinAttack knees him in testicles]])

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->'''Spanker:''' ->'''[[Series/{{Spender}} Spanker]]:''' What are you going to do about it, old man?
->'''Jason Bentley:''' ->'''[[Series/JasonKing Jason Bentley]]:''' Well first I'm going to lean this way... ''(dodges punch)'' lean that way... ''(dodges punch)'' have a glass of wine... ''(elbows Spanker as he drinks)'' and then scratch my knee. ([[GroinAttack knees ''(knees him in testicles]])groin)''
30th Jun '17 4:16:38 AM JackG
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->'''Jason Bentley:''' Well first I'm going to lean this way... ''(dodges punch)'' lean that way... ''(dodges punch)'' have a glass of wine... ''(elbows Spanker as he drinks)'' and then scratch my knee.

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->'''Jason Bentley:''' Well first I'm going to lean this way... ''(dodges punch)'' lean that way... ''(dodges punch)'' have a glass of wine... ''(elbows Spanker as he drinks)'' and then scratch my knee. ([[GroinAttack knees him in testicles]])
26th Jun '17 3:54:46 AM Getta
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This makes the character appear more awesome with minimal effort on the part of both character and artist. Only the first one doesn't completely upset the mood and generally mean the fight scene is ending or shifting to a different mood, fact is the first one is generally a start of the fight move.

Will often overlap with ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask and CasualDangerDialogue. If you're going on the offensive after this trick, expect an OffhandBackhand to happen.

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This makes the character appear more awesome with minimal effort on the part of both character and artist. Only the first one doesn't completely upset the mood and generally mean the fight scene is ending or shifting to a different mood, fact is the first one is generally a start of the fight move.

move. Extra points if [[DeadlyDodging their dodging causes the attacker to fall into harm.]]

Part of TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort; if they stop being "nonchalant" you know that they're in trouble.
Will often overlap with ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask and CasualDangerDialogue. If you're going on the offensive after this trick, expect an OffhandBackhand to happen.
25th Jun '17 8:41:42 AM nighttrainfm
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** In one anime-only scene from the Saiyan Saga, Piccolo uses the multi-form technique to train against himself. One Piccolo fires at the other, who dodges by simply titling his head.



** In one anime-only scene from the Saiyan Saga, Piccolo uses the multi-form technique to train against himself. One Piccolo fires at the other, who dodges by simply titling his head.

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** In one anime-only scene from Upon battling the newly [[SuperMode Super Saiyan Saga, Piccolo uses 2]] Gohan for the multi-form technique to train against himself. One Piccolo fires first time, Cell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03LfHrxsLSI is quite upset]] at how effortlessly the other, who child dodges by simply titling his head. onslaught.



** Upon battling the newly [[SuperMode Super 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.
3rd May '17 10:44:42 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'': The Jark Matter assassin Ikargen pulls this off throughout his appearances in the show, with the Kyurangers unable to land a hit on him even in a ten-on-one fight. He acts like he has the power of foresight, but the team eventually figures out his secret: [[spoiler:[[EyesDoNotGoThere his body is covered with eyes]], giving him 360° vision. Lucky manages to get around this by using the [[DoppelgangerAttack Gemini Kyutama]] to make several dozen copies of himself and fire more lasers than even Ikargen could avoid.]]

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* ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'': The Jark Matter assassin Ikargen pulls this off throughout his appearances in the show, with the Kyurangers unable to land a hit on him even in a ten-on-one fight. He acts like he has the power of foresight, but the team eventually figures out his secret: [[spoiler:[[EyesDoNotGoThere [[spoiler:[[EyesDoNotBelongThere his body is covered with eyes]], giving him 360° vision. Lucky manages to get around this by using the [[DoppelgangerAttack Gemini Kyutama]] to make several dozen copies of himself and fire more lasers than even Ikargen could avoid.]]
3rd May '17 10:44:13 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'': The Jark Matter assassin Ikargen pulls this off throughout his appearances in the show, with the Kyurangers unable to land a hit on him even in a ten-on-one fight. He acts like he has the power of foresight, but the team eventually figures out his secret: [[spoiler:[[EyesDoNotGoThere his body is covered with eyes]], giving him 360° vision. Lucky manages to get around this by using the [[DoppelgangerAttack Gemini Kyutama]] to make several dozen copies of himself and fire more lasers than even Ikargen could avoid.]]
17th Apr '17 7:30:16 PM NekoHybrid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' has Michaelangelo do this to Raphael in their fight in the Battle Nexus arc. First was a type 3 where Michaelangelo jokingly takes a bow to the crowds, ducking under Raphael's flying kick, and the rest were type 1 as Michaelangelo dodges while mocking Raphael.
4th Apr '17 5:56:13 AM Kotomikun
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', while fighting the witch named "Charlotte," Homura apparently gets chomped several times, only to drop in from just offscreen, unharmed and barely paying attention to the enemy. She turns out to have planted bombs in the monster while inexplicably escaping each chomp. Kyouko later swings a spear at her--the camera changes position simultaneously, and as Kyouko moves forward, Homura comes into view ''behind'' her, [[FascinatingEyebrow eyebrow raised in dull semi-amusement]]. [[spoiler:Eventually you learn that [[TimeStandsStill time-freezing]] allows her to do this, and she's [[GroundhogDayLoop done it all so many times]] that it's become unimpressively predictable to her.]]
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