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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''.
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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* ''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.
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