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3rd May '16 8:28:07 AM nighttrainfm
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** Han Solo proves this isn't just for Force-users in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', casually shooting two Stormtroopers - and then a third one behind him without turning to look.

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** Han Solo proves this isn't just for Force-users in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', casually shooting two Stormtroopers - and then a third one behind him without turning to look. Han himself looks surprised for a moment, suggesting it may have been instinct.
3rd May '16 8:26:50 AM nighttrainfm
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* Darth Vader does something similar in ''Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIIRevengeOfTheSith'': when he's on Mustafar [[LeaveNoSurvivors slaughtering]] [[AssholeVictim the Separatist council]], a [[MechaMooks battle droid]] shoots at him from behind, and without turning around, he just puts his lightsaber behind him, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers deflecting the blaster bolt back]] and destroying the droid. This occurs right before he turns to [[BreakingTheFourthWall face the camera]], showing off the [[GlowingEyesOfDoom red-rimmed yellow eyes]] of DarkSide corruption.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Darth Vader does something similar in ''Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIIRevengeOfTheSith'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': when he's on Mustafar [[LeaveNoSurvivors slaughtering]] [[AssholeVictim the Separatist council]], a [[MechaMooks battle droid]] shoots at him from behind, and without turning around, he just puts his lightsaber behind him, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers deflecting the blaster bolt back]] and destroying the droid. This occurs right before he turns to [[BreakingTheFourthWall face the camera]], showing off the [[GlowingEyesOfDoom red-rimmed yellow eyes]] of DarkSide corruption.


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** Han Solo proves this isn't just for Force-users in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', casually shooting two Stormtroopers - and then a third one behind him without turning to look.
13th Apr '16 2:53:35 PM SAMAS
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->''"Hold it there! You're doing the old 'Frozen Take' bit, which means Doug the Dog... *WHACK*... '''was''' right behind me. Heh-heh-heh!''

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->''"Hold it there! You're doing the old 'Frozen Take' bit, which means that Doug the Dog... *WHACK*...*CLONK*... '''was''' right behind me. Heh-heh-heh!''Heh-heh-heh-heh!''
19th Mar '16 8:05:33 PM CerotechOmega
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* The alpha trailer for ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Judy Hopps do the gun version; after Nick disappears in the dark, she draws a tranq gun and shoots him, never taking her gaze off the camera even as she fires.



* In Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6N1cI2xtWs Scout Combat]]'', the RED Sniper does this ''with his sniper rifle'' because the BLU Scout only knows how to run in straight lines.

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* In Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6N1cI2xtWs Scout Combat]]'', the RED Sniper does this ''with his sniper rifle'' because the BLU Scout only knows how to run in straight lines.lines, screaming all the way. For further hilarity, Scout just turned a corner when the Sniper rolled his rifle over his shoulder and fired.
5th Mar '16 4:13:03 PM nombretomado
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* There are a lot of heroes who have done this, but CaptainAmerica is especially fond of it. In his case, however, he's far more likely to whack you in the face with his shield.

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* There are a lot of heroes who have done this, but CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is especially fond of it. In his case, however, he's far more likely to whack you in the face with his shield.
26th Feb '16 10:19:32 PM foxley
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* Done repeatedly to Ronmark by The MC Bat Commander (and once by Jimmy The Robot) in the "Night Of The Cactus!" episode of TheAquabatsSuperShow. The Commander's arm was mutated by space goo and he blames most of the slaps on his arm having a mind of its own until:

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* ''Series/TheAmazingExtraordinaryFriends'': The Wraith does this to Captain X while battling in the cathedral in "Revenge of the Wraith".
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' featured a variation in the season 4 premiere with a [[TookALevelInBadass considerably more badass Wesley]] on the other side of it. Justine picks up a wrench... "I'll take away your bucket". Justine puts down the wrench.
** That one ''could'' be explained as Wesley seeing her reflection in the glass (he was steering a boat at the time). A classic BadAss example is when Wes is interrogating a demon in a bar. The demon starts getting cocky when he sees another demon sneaking up on Wesley...until Wes reaches behind with a shotgun and blows his face off. Which ''should'' grow back on that species.
* Done repeatedly to Ronmark by The MC Bat Commander (and once by Jimmy The Robot) in the "Night Of The Cactus!" episode of TheAquabatsSuperShow.''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''. The Commander's arm was mutated by space goo and he blames most of the slaps on his arm having a mind of its own until:



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' featured a variation in the season 4 premiere with a [[TookALevelInBadass considerably more badass Wesley]] on the other side of it. Justine picks up a wrench... "I'll take away your bucket". Justine puts down the wrench.
** That one ''could'' be explained as Wesley seeing her reflection in the glass (he was steering a boat at the time). A classic BadAss example is when Wes is interrogating a demon in a bar. The demon starts getting cocky when he sees another demon sneaking up on Wesley...until Wes reaches behind with a shotgun and blows his face off. Which ''should'' grow back on that species.
* In the "Forget Me Not" episode of ''DeadLikeMe'', JerkAss Ray is choking Daisy when Mason charges to the rescue. Ray casually smashes him to the ground with a single sweep of his arm without turning around. Then, subverted, as [[spoiler: Mason bashes Ray's skull in with a metal tray.]]

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' featured a variation in the season 4 premiere with a [[TookALevelInBadass considerably more badass Wesley]] on the other side of it. Justine picks up a wrench... "I'll take away your bucket". Justine puts down the wrench.
** That one ''could'' be explained as Wesley seeing her reflection in the glass (he was steering a boat at the time). A classic BadAss example is when Wes is interrogating a demon in a bar. The demon starts getting cocky when he sees another demon sneaking up on Wesley...until Wes reaches behind with a shotgun and blows his face off. Which ''should'' grow back on that species.
* In the "Forget Me Not" episode of ''DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', JerkAss Ray is choking Daisy when Mason charges to the rescue. Ray casually smashes him to the ground with a single sweep of his arm without turning around. Then, subverted, as [[spoiler: Mason bashes Ray's skull in with a metal tray.]]



** The Doctor himself does this in The Christmas Invasion with a satsuma.

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** The Doctor himself does this in The "The Christmas Invasion Invasion" with a satsuma.



* A skit in the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] episode, ''Overdrawn At the Memory Bank'' has Observer attempting to attack Bobo while the latter is sitting down at a table, eating a fast food meal. As Observer rushes forward with a mighty yell, Bobo calmly holds his fist behind him, which Observer promptly smashes his own face into.
* In an episode of ''NewTricks'', Sandra Pullman enters her car only to find a man in the backseat putting a gun to her head and saying he's going to shoot her in revenge. After half-accidentally [[VerbalJudo softening him up]] by thinking out loud and coming to new conclusions about the current case, which is personally relevant to him, making him lower the gun and start angsting, she tells him to stop whining and punches him out without turning.

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* A skit in the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode, ''Overdrawn At the Memory Bank'' has Observer attempting to attack Bobo while the latter is sitting down at a table, eating a fast food meal. As Observer rushes forward with a mighty yell, Bobo calmly holds his fist behind him, which Observer promptly smashes his own face into.
* In an episode of ''NewTricks'', ''Series/NewTricks'', Sandra Pullman enters her car only to find a man in the backseat putting a gun to her head and saying he's going to shoot her in revenge. After half-accidentally [[VerbalJudo softening him up]] by thinking out loud and coming to new conclusions about the current case, which is personally relevant to him, making him lower the gun and start angsting, she tells him to stop whining and punches him out without turning.turning.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Lady Killer", Root shoots government assassin Hersh who's sneaking up behind her, while smiling at Dr. Carmichael who's standing in front of her, a psychiatrist [[CassandraTruth who didn't believe her story]] that she's HearingVoices from an [[DeusEstMachina all-seeing artificial intelligence]]. An earlier episode had Root asking the Machine to provide her with a variable tone so she would know exactly where to aim her firearm, enabling her to hit people hidden behind doors or walls.
* The Sheriff in ''Series/RobinHood'' kills [[spoiler:Carter]] this way by running into a building and hiding near the door, flattened against the wall. He shoves his sword into the opening so that [[spoiler:Carter]] runs into it without even looking.



* The title character of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' does this constantly.
* The Sheriff in ''Series/RobinHood'' kills [[spoiler:Carter]] this way by running into a building and hiding near the door, flattened against the wall. He shoves his sword into the opening so that [[spoiler:Carter]] runs into it without even looking.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Lady Killer", Root shoots government assassin Hersh who's sneaking up behind her, while smiling at Dr. Carmichael who's standing in front of her, a psychiatrist [[CassandraTruth who didn't believe her story]] that she's HearingVoices from an [[DeusEstMachina all-seeing artificial intelligence]]. An earlier episode had Root asking the Machine to provide her with a variable tone so she would know exactly where to aim her firearm, enabling her to hit people hidden behind doors or walls.

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* The title character of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' does this constantly.
* The Sheriff in ''Series/RobinHood'' kills [[spoiler:Carter]] this way by running into a building and hiding near the door, flattened against the wall. He shoves his sword into the opening so that [[spoiler:Carter]] runs into it without even looking.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Lady Killer", Root shoots government assassin Hersh who's sneaking up behind her, while smiling at Dr. Carmichael who's standing in front of her, a psychiatrist [[CassandraTruth who didn't believe her story]] that she's HearingVoices from an [[DeusEstMachina all-seeing artificial intelligence]]. An earlier episode had Root asking the Machine to provide her with a variable tone so she would know exactly where to aim her firearm, enabling her to hit people hidden behind doors or walls.
29th Jan '16 4:21:42 PM nombretomado
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* It's technichally possible to do this from the viewpoint of certain characters in SuperSmashBrosBrawl. Finishing off the [[TeleportSpam Teleport spamming]] Tabuu this way is extremely satisfying.

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* It's technichally technically possible to do this from the viewpoint of certain characters in SuperSmashBrosBrawl.''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''. Finishing off the [[TeleportSpam Teleport spamming]] Tabuu this way is extremely satisfying.
28th Jan '16 11:35:02 AM Roketto
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%%* Sebastian of ''Manga/BlackButler'', in the recent manga arc, gave us a pretty epic one while soaking wet to a zombie on a sinking ship...[[http://www.kuroshitsujimanga.com/img/Kuroshitsuji/56/24.jpg no, seriously.]]

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%%* Sebastian of ''Manga/BlackButler'', in the recent manga arc, gave us a pretty epic one delivered while soaking wet to a zombie on a sinking ship...[[http://www.kuroshitsujimanga.com/img/Kuroshitsuji/56/24.jpg no, seriously.]]



** Not a punch, but Muguruma Kensei stabs his knife behind him into a skyscraper-height GiantMook's face [[EnergyAttacks to blow it up]].

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** Not a punch, but Muguruma Kensei stabs his knife behind him into a skyscraper-height GiantMook's face [[EnergyAttacks [[KiAttack to blow it up]].



** It's unknown if Vegeta was intending to {{invoke|d trope}} this trope by turning his back on Semi-Perfect Cell when dominating him, but given his taunting him, it's likely that's exactly what what he planned to do, although Cell seems to wise up and just deal with Ki attacks.
** In Buu's Reincarnation (the penultimate episode of the series), Vegeta does this to his would-be opponent when the latter foolishly attempts to taunt him, knocking him far enough back to hit a billboard and severely injuring him, then [[Awesome/DragonBallZ has the other opponents inform the referees that his opponent has decided to forefeit the match without turning around even]] ''[[Awesome/DragonBallZ once]]''.

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** It's unknown if Vegeta was intending to {{invoke|d trope}} this trope by turning his back on Semi-Perfect Cell when dominating him, but given his taunting him, it's likely that's exactly what what he planned to do, although Cell seems to wise up and just deal with doles out Ki attacks.
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** In Buu's Reincarnation (the penultimate episode of the series), Vegeta does this to his would-be opponent when the latter foolishly attempts to taunt him, knocking him far enough back to hit a billboard and severely injuring him, then [[Awesome/DragonBallZ has the other opponents inform the referees that his opponent has decided to forefeit forfeit the match without turning around even]] ''[[Awesome/DragonBallZ once]]''.
22nd Jan '16 3:30:03 AM VVK
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Being an {{Evil Minion|s}} is a hard (and short) life. If you're not constantly getting killed, you're getting knocked out by the Hero.

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Being an {{Evil Minion|s}} a {{Mook}} is a hard (and short) life. If you're not constantly getting killed, you're getting knocked out by the Hero.


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* ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance'': In "The Circle", when Hereti-Corp troops led by Kusari and vampires led by Master Urja end up [[EvilVsEvil fighting for the same objective]]...
--> '''Urja''': ''(dropping the last dead dead HC {{mook}})'': You're all alone, little chained Harlequin.
--> '''Kusari''': ''(stabs out a vampire jumping from behind her without turning)'' So are you.
19th Jan '16 11:44:14 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''StaticShock'', Future!Static does this to a Mook with a quick bolt of lightning from his finger. Present-day Static is naturally quite impressed.

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* In an episode of ''StaticShock'', ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', Future!Static does this to a Mook with a quick bolt of lightning from his finger. Present-day Static is naturally quite impressed.
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