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25th Nov '16 11:54:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Nope, not only do you still get knocked out (or shot down), the Hero doesn't even give you the courtesy of looking your way first. And of course, you just made him look that much [[{{Badass}} cooler]].

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Nope, not only do you still get knocked out (or shot down), the Hero doesn't even give you the courtesy of looking your way first. And of course, you just made him look that much [[{{Badass}} cooler]].
cooler.
18th Nov '16 4:20:47 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Hawkeye doesn't even turn his head or blink as he fires exploding arrows at a Chitauri squadron. After the Hulk and Thor manage to take down a Chitauri leviathan into Grand Central Station, the Hulk immediately backhands Thor ''right out of the shot'' without a single change in expression.
** Earlier, Iron Man snarks one time too many for Thor's taste and gets a face full of [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]] for his trouble.
*** This is right as he's trying to warn Captain America about his [[DropTheHammer poor choice of words]].
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Captain America does this on the broken bridge as he is staring at the ground receding below him and one of Ultron's drones comes up behind him.
** Hawkeye pulls it off beautifully earlier, when [[spoiler: Scarlet Witch tries to MindControl him]]. Been there, done that - not a fan.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' Black Widow does an offhand pepper spray right after beating up a hallway full of thugs, not even bothering to look at the guy as she does it.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}''

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', ''Film/IronMan2'' Black Widow does an offhand pepper spray right after beating up a hallway full of thugs, not even bothering to look at the guy as she does it.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'':
*** Iron Man snarks one time too many for Thor's taste and gets a face full of [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]] for his trouble. This is right as he's trying to warn Captain America about his [[DropTheHammer poor choice of words]].
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Hawkeye doesn't even turn his head or blink as he fires exploding arrows at a Chitauri squadron. squadron.
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After the Hulk and Thor manage to take down a Chitauri leviathan into Grand Central Station, the Hulk immediately backhands Thor ''right out of the shot'' without a single change in expression.
** Earlier, Iron Man snarks one time too many for Thor's taste and gets a face full of [[DropTheHammer Mjölnir]] for his trouble.
''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'':
*** This is right as he's trying Hawkeye pulls it off beautifully when [[spoiler:Scarlet Witch tries to warn Captain America about his [[DropTheHammer poor choice of words]].
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'':
MindControl him]]. Been there, done that -- not a fan.
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Captain America does this on the broken bridge as he is staring at the ground receding below him and one of Ultron's drones comes up behind him.
** Hawkeye pulls it off beautifully earlier, when [[spoiler: Scarlet Witch tries to MindControl him]]. Been there, done that - not a fan.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' Black Widow does an offhand pepper spray right after beating up a hallway full of thugs, not even bothering to look at the guy as she does it.
* ''Film/{{Batman}}''
''Film/{{Batman}}'':



** Legolas does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlkrR_hasU#t=2m13s during the hand-to-hand fight in Edoras.]]Finishes off one, another's approaching from behind... '''bam'''

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** Legolas does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlkrR_hasU#t=2m13s during the hand-to-hand fight in Edoras.]]Finishes ]] Finishes off one, another's approaching from behind... '''bam'''



* Trinity does this in ''Film/TheMatrix''. With her FOOT.
** This variation was parodied as a RunningGag in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'': every time Foxxy Cleopatra tries to attack Goldmember from behind, he manages to kick her in the face, at one point ''[[RuleOfFunny raising both legs at the same time.]]''
** Neo also pulled one off during the chateau fight in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': when one mook attempted to backstab him, he blocked over his shoulder.

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'':
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Trinity does this in ''Film/TheMatrix''. With with her FOOT.
** This Neo also pulled one off during the chateau fight in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': when one mook attempts to backstab him, he blocks over his shoulder.
* The backfoot
variation was is parodied as a RunningGag in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'': every time Foxxy Cleopatra tries to attack Goldmember from behind, he manages to kick her in the face, at one point ''[[RuleOfFunny raising both legs at the same time.]]''
** Neo also pulled one off during the chateau fight in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': when one mook attempted to backstab him, he blocked over his shoulder.
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16th Nov '16 4:44:25 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Legolas does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlkrR_hasU#t=2m13s during the hand-to-hand fight in Edoras.]]Finishes off one, another's approaching from behind... '''bam'''
** Aragorn also stabs people without looking at them, the idea being that he's been trained in the elvish martial arts.
*** It also helps that he's been fighting for longer than any of the mooks have been alive, though the fact that he can also hear a ''Nazgûl'' coming up behind him clearly marks him as Canon Badass.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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Legolas does this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlkrR_hasU#t=2m13s during the hand-to-hand fight in Edoras.]]Finishes off one, another's approaching from behind... '''bam'''
** Aragorn also stabs people without looking at them, the idea being that he's been trained in the elvish martial arts.
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arts. It also helps that he's ''87'' with a younger man's body, and has thus been fighting for longer than any of the mooks have been alive, though the alive. The fact that he can also hear a ''Nazgûl'' coming up behind him clearly marks him as Canon Badass.
3rd Nov '16 7:10:50 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Alucard from ''Manga/{Hellsing}}'' loves to go GunsAkimbo without looking in one direction.

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* Alucard from ''Manga/{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' loves to go GunsAkimbo without looking in one direction.
18th Oct '16 3:50:26 PM foxley
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Darth Vader does something similar in ''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, [[ParryingBullets 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.
** This is actually a pretty common Jedi ability, and forms the basis of their defense against blaster bolts. A better example would be how Yoda disposed of Sidious's PraetorianGuard in the same movie, offhandedly smacking them both against a wall with the force without even turning around. Not to mention decapitating two clone troopers with one backflip on Kashyyyk.
** 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.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Darth Vader
''Film/{{Purgatory}}'': Doc Holliday does something similar in ''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, [[ParryingBullets 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.
** This is actually a pretty common Jedi ability, and forms the basis of their defense against blaster bolts. A better example would be how Yoda disposed of Sidious's PraetorianGuard in the same movie, offhandedly smacking them both against a wall
this with the force without even turning around. Not to mention decapitating two clone troopers with one backflip on Kashyyyk.
** Han Solo proves this isn't just for Force-users in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'',
guns, casually shooting two Stormtroopers - and then a third one the bandit sneaking up behind him without turning to look. Han himself looks surprised for a moment, suggesting it may have been instinct.as he insults Blackjack.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Darth Vader does something similar in ''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, [[ParryingBullets 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.
** This is actually a pretty common Jedi ability, and forms the basis of their defense against blaster bolts. A better example would be how Yoda disposed of Sidious's PraetorianGuard in the same movie, offhandedly smacking them both against a wall with the force without even turning around. Not to mention decapitating two clone troopers with one backflip on Kashyyyk.
** 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.



* River does that to a random {{Mook|s}} in the bar fight scene of the ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' movie . She actually kicks the mook in the ''back'' of his head while standing in ''front'' of him. You have to see it to believe it.
15th Oct '16 6:27:58 AM JackG
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** The [[Film/Robocop2014 2014 movie]] plays it straight when [[DirtyCop Andre Daniels]] tries to shoot Robocop when the latter turns his head away to look at his partner. Robocop does a QuickDraw and shoots Daniels without even looking at him.
9th Oct '16 10:40:33 PM Loekman3
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** An enraged Goku instantly teleports and casually backhands Zamasu in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
8th Oct '16 9:00:34 AM nighttrainfm
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* WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003: When the Shredder and the Foot Ninja attack April's antique shop, [[OldMaster Master Splinter]] smacked a Foot Soldier with his stick without even turning back. He does this again to another Foot ninja when Karai invades the Lair and maybe once more at one point inbetween.

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* WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003: When the Shredder and the Foot Ninja attack April's antique shop, [[OldMaster Master Splinter]] smacked delivers a Foot Soldier with his stick without even turning back.classic Batman-style backhand to a GiantMook. He does this again to another Foot ninja when Karai invades the Lair and maybe once more at one point inbetween.
7th Oct '16 6:15:03 PM keys2tkingdom
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' manga, Akihiko does this to Junpei when the latter sneaks up on him while they're lost in Tartarus. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/persona_3/v03/c010/30.html The look on his face is pretty amusing]].

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' manga, Akihiko does this to Junpei when the latter sneaks up on him while they're lost in Tartarus. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/persona_3/v03/c010/30.html mangago.me/read-manga/persona_3/an/persona-3-chapter-10.html/30/ The look on his face is pretty amusing]].
31st Aug '16 4:43:17 AM erforce
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--> -- '''Slappy Squirrel''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

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--> -- -->-- '''Slappy Squirrel''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''



* In one cutscene in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII pressing the weapon hand button when prompted will have Ezio kill two guards with his hidden blades without so much as a glance.

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* In one cutscene in VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' pressing the weapon hand button when prompted will have Ezio kill two guards with his hidden blades without so much as a glance.



* In ''The Bourne Conspiracy'', Bourne can do this to enemies that disrespect MookChivalry in close combat.

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* In ''The Bourne Conspiracy'', ''VideoGame/TheBourneConspiracy'', Bourne can do this to enemies that disrespect MookChivalry in close combat.



* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'''s Vergil pulls an [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome incredibly badass]] one of these on a [[GiantMook Hell Vanguard]], delivering an inhumanly fast DiagonalCut with [[CoolSword Yamato]].
** Dante does this in many forms in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_FPrVcnauY intro]]. Some notable ones include kicking a mook that is being dragged with him because said mook's scythe is stuck in him and another blade by cutting down a ceiling fan onto the mooks below using a scythe blade lodged in his chest. All that and he's just walking over to his jukebox like he wasn't stabbed 6 times by farming tools.
** In every game after the first, Dante can fire one of his twin pistols in a direction he's not facing, a move referred to as "Twosome Time"; notable in that Dante will frequently pick improbable poses for this (i.e. firing forward and left has him point his left gun forward and his right one ''behind his back''). There's also a move that lets him swing his shotgun around like it's a nunchaku, hitting enemies in ''every'' direction without specifically having to turn towards them.
** Nero pulls off one with Yamato at the end of the final battle against the BigBad.

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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'''s ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''
** In every game after [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry the first]], Dante can fire one of his twin pistols in a direction he's not facing, a move referred to as "Twosome Time"; notable in that Dante will frequently pick improbable poses for this (i.e. firing forward and left has him point his left gun forward and his right one ''behind his back''). There's also a move that lets him swing his shotgun around like it's a nunchaku, hitting enemies in ''every'' direction without specifically having to turn towards them.
** In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'',
Vergil pulls an [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome incredibly badass]] badass one of these on a [[GiantMook Hell Vanguard]], delivering an inhumanly fast DiagonalCut with [[CoolSword Yamato]].
** *** Dante does this in many forms in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_FPrVcnauY intro]]. Some notable ones include kicking a mook that is being dragged with him because said mook's scythe is stuck in him and another blade by cutting down a ceiling fan onto the mooks below using a scythe blade lodged in his chest. All that and he's just walking over to his jukebox like he wasn't stabbed 6 times by farming tools.
** In every game after the first, Dante can fire one of his twin pistols in a direction he's not facing, a move referred to as "Twosome Time"; notable in that Dante will frequently pick improbable poses for this (i.e. firing forward and left has him point his left gun forward and his right one ''behind his back''). There's also a move that lets him swing his shotgun around like it's a nunchaku, hitting enemies in ''every'' direction without specifically having to turn towards them.
**
''VideoGame/DevilMayCry4'', Nero pulls off one with Yamato at the end of the final battle against the BigBad.
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