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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.]]
22nd Mar '17 6:34:47 AM hszmv1
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** Airbending and Waterbending styles have elements of this. The former is almost all about dodging and avoiding attacks. Aang used this on multiple occasions (goading Zhao into burning his own boats and dodging a bully at fire nation school). It's his reliance on this that makes Earthbending his hardest style to learn as it relies on standing firm. Waterbending on the other hand relies on getting the opponent to waste their energy and relies on this with a combination redirecting an opponent's attacks.
** Ty Lee has this trope as well, being one of the more difficult members of Azula's group to pin down. She even comments that her dodges of Sokka's attacks makes it look like the pair are dancing.
23rd Feb '17 2:39:38 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''DungeonsAndDragons 3e'' has a feat called ''Uncanny Dodge'' which allows a character to evade attacks even if they're in a position where they normally wouldn't be able to dodge, like being prone or caught off-guard. The improved version of this feat prevents rogues less than four levels higher than the character from using sneak attacks against the character, and the description of the feat implies that the character reflexively dodges attacks before they're even consciously aware of them.

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* ''DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3e'' has a feat called ''Uncanny Dodge'' which allows a character to evade attacks even if they're in a position where they normally wouldn't be able to dodge, like being prone or caught off-guard. The improved version of this feat prevents rogues less than four levels higher than the character from using sneak attacks against the character, and the description of the feat implies that the character reflexively dodges attacks before they're even consciously aware of them.
22nd Feb '17 8:01:11 AM LuciaMoore
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* ''DungeonsAndDragons 3e'' has a feat called ''Uncanny Dodge'' which allows a character to evade attacks even if they're in a position where they normally wouldn't be able to dodge, like being prone or caught off-guard. The improved version of this feat prevents rogues less than four levels higher than the character from using sneak attacks against the character, and the description of the feat implies that the character reflexively dodges attacks before they're even consciously aware of them.
9th Feb '17 6:26:42 AM TheDapperArsonist
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**[[CoolUncle Qrow]] also seems to be a fan of this trope, as exemplified in the beginning of his fight with [[CoolBigSis Winter.]] Goading her into attacking him, she flies forward faster than the eye can follow with several stabs of her rapier, all of which fail to hit the older man, who sways back and forth with a smile. The final thrust is actually blocked, as he takes a ''bow,'' with her attack falling on the collapsed sword he carries on his back. Which he promptly unsheathes [[{{BFS}} to its full length]], and the ''real'' battle begins. The entire thing is made better by the fact that he's [[TheAlcoholic completely drunk.]]
*** Though it's also shown that he only does this in situations he believes are easily handled. During the main part of the fight with Winter, he blocks most attacks with said {{BFS}}. And he takes his fight with [[spoiler: [[AxCrazy Tyrian]] ]] completely seriously.
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''.
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